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PhD Position in Social Exclusion Research

PhD Position in Social Exclusion Research

Universität Basel, Fakultät für Psychologie, Missionsstrasse 60/62, 4055 Basel


Universität Basel
Fakultät für Psychologie
Missionsstrasse 60/62
4055 Basel

Prof. Dr. Rainer Greifeneder
T +41 61 207 06 50

Human Resources
HR Back Office


Basel, 18. September 23

Job advertisement – Faculty of Psychology – Center for Social Psychology

Job title
PhD Position in Social Exclusion Research

Level of employment
PhD Doc 1 (100%)

Date of entry
Starting date: At the earliest January 1, 2024; not later than June 1, 2024

The Center for Social Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Basel is recruiting for a
full-time PhD position (100%) starting earliest January 1, 2024, or latest June 1, 2024.

The Faculty of Psychology is one of seven faculties of the oldest university in Switzerland. With our core focus on Society & Choice and Health & Interventions, we are successful both nationally and internationally in our research and study programs.

The PhD candidate will work on the topic of social exclusion with a focus on its societal aspects. This can, for instance, involve different facets such as social exclusion as a mean to maintain group norms and punish deviants but also social exclusion in the political context. Developing and pursuing own research questions that expand the state of knowledge on social exclusion is explicitly welcome.

Your tasks

• Independently conceptualizing, designing, conducting, and analyzing experimental research studies

• Coordinating and managing research projects

• Mentoring research assistants

• Documenting and presenting research findings in English

• Design plan, and teach courses (lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical courses)

• Design, perform, and evaluate course-related examinations (written and oral certificates)

• Supervising students and reviewing their contributions (seminar, bachelor and master theses); supporting examinations on the BSc and MSc level

• Taking responsibility for various organizational processes within the Center for Social Psychology

• Supporting the center in communication & outreach activities (websites, media contact, brochures, annual reports, etc.)

• Continuing your education/training (e.g., taking courses on research methods and didactics)

Your profile

• A very good MSc degree in Psychology is mandatory. Knowledge in related disciplines (sociology, political science) is helpful

• You have excellent knowledge of research methods and statistics and are willing to learn new skills and methods independently

• Your long-term goal is a position in academia

• You wish to be an integral part of an international team and contribute to its success

• You have strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently

• You have a high level of commitment and intrinsic motivation

• Your written/spoken English proficiency is very good (the working language in our team is English)

• A solid written/spoken German proficiency is advantageous

• You are open to the idea of spending part of your PhD outside of Switzerland

We offer

• The possibility to pursue a PhD in Psychology

• Very good mentoring

• Joining a dedicated team that enjoys collaborating on various projects

• Positive and productive working atmosphere in which you can develop yourself and realize your potential

• Well-equipped working environment

• An attractive salary

• Participation in an active and interesting doctoral program in the field of Social, Economic, and Decision-Making Psychology

• The Department of Psychology provides an excellent environment at one of the leading research universities in Europe

• Basel is situated in Switzerland, at the borders to France and Germany. It’s a great and welcoming city, and an excellent place to live and work. Quality of life, health care, and public transportation meet the highest standards

The University of Basel stands for excellence through diversity and is committed to equal opportunities and family-friendliness.

Application / Contact:
Please submit your application as *one single* PDF file with the applicant’s name as the file name by e-mail to Saskia Bollin, sp-at-unibas.ch, no later than October 15, 2023 (the mail-subject line must include the title of the position: "PhD Position in Social Exclusion Research". This file should consist of a short cover letter
describing your research interests and fit to the position, your curriculum vitae, all relevant certificates, the contact details of one expert in the field (whom we may ask for a reference letter), and one scientific contribution you authored (e.g., short abstract of or your entire qualification thesis; a manuscript; a journal

Please do not hesitate to send us an email for further inquiries to Prof. Dr. Rainer Greifeneder via sp-at-unibas.ch. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

PhD Position in Social Exclusion Research

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Good knowledge of English mandatory, knowledge of German advantageous

Veröffentlicht am 19.09.2023

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