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Sinnlose Arbeit: "Dann leidet auch die Gesundheit."

Dr. Friedericke Hardering im Interview mit Dagmar Fuller von hr iNFO, 04.09.2018


Postdoctoral Position available

A position is available at the Department of Sociology of Work, led by Prof. Heather Hofmeister, earliest possible starting date is 1. July 2018.

PostDoc (E13 TV‐G‐U, 100%, duration of three years)

Find a more detailed job description here.


Visiting Scientists at the Institute

Since October 2016 the sociology of work team are hosting to visiting scientists:

Prof. Anoush Margaryan
Glasgow Caledonian University (Oktober 16 - März 18)

Mathilde Provensal
Doktorandin von der Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (November 16 - Oktober 17)

We welcome these scholars and look forward to working together and learning from each other during their stays!


Anoush Margaryan and Heather Hofmeister are organizing a thematic stream at the WORK2017 conference in Turku, Finland this August on “Sources of Meaning in Work.

Two other related conferences are calling for submissions, the VII International Conference of Work and Family and the first International Conference of Women and (new) leadershipBoth Conferences will be held in early July in Barcelona, Spain.  They’re organized by the International Center for Work and Family of IESE Business School.


Heather Hofmeister presented an evening workshop for post-docs at the HeRA Werkstatt at the HHU Düsseldorf in January 2017 to invite reflection about the career pathways after the postdoc. Questions for reflection are available at her blog.


The Winter Semester 2016-17 is winding to a close. The Propädeutikum had record participation this semester, with 919 students working towards a participation grade (Teilnahme) and 440 of those handing in a term paper for a full Module credit (Leistungsnachweis).  The electronic evaluation for the Propädeutikum is available here.



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