Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Deindustrialization Studies

6-Month Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, Institute for Social Movements, in partnership with Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time (DePOT)

The Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, a key partner in the transnational DePOT project, is searching for a recent PhD graduate specializing in deindustrialization studies to spend six months in 2022 at the Institute. While the timing is open, the Institute is hosting deindustrialization researchers from around the world in early May as part of the wider DePOT project that is examining the politics of deindustrialization in Western Europe and North America.

During the six-month funded residency in Bochum, the selected candidate would work on their own research project on any aspect of deindustrialization and/or industrial heritage (not necessarily in this combination). The Postdoctoral Fellow will also work with Stefan Berger to develop a funding proposal to a German or European funding agency that will, if successful, allow the selected candidate to extend their postdoctoral fellowship period significantly. The postdoc is also expected to be active in the intellectual life of the Institute and the larger DePOT project. Familiarity with the DePOT project (see the DePOT website at is an asset.

For additional information, please contact Stefan Berger at

The stipend will be 3,000 Euros per month.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021

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