Bochum: PhD Position

Universität: PhD Position in Social Psychology (29,87 h/w) (BO-2019-10-31-283662)

PhD Position in Social Psychology 29,87 h/w E13, 3 years

Online seit: 12.11.2019 - 08:00

Job-ID: BO-2019-10-31-283662
Kategorie: Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter(in)


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The Faculty of Psychology invites applications for one

PhD position in the field of social psychology

The PhD (m/f/d) will be a member of the Social Psychology department (chair: Prof. Wilhelm Hofmann). We study a broad array of topics in social psychology, including self-regulation and self-control, morality, pro-environmental behavior, health behavior decision-making, and behavioral economics. From a methodological perspective, we strive to combine the rigor of experimental research paradigms with the external validity and richness of behavioral data from everyday life (as measured, for instance, with ecological momentary assessment). The PhD is expected to develop an innovative dissertation research program under the supervision and mentoring of Prof. Hofmann. The teaching commitment of the position is 3 courses per year (e.g., research-oriented seminars), at the bachelor or master level. The ability to speak German is helpful but not necessary. The salary is based on the German TVL-12/13 scale (29,87 h/w). The contract is limited to 3 years with a preferred starting date of March or April 2020.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to §3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

We request applicants to send a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience, a CV, and contact information of two professional references. The deadline for application is December 10, 2019. Please email all materials in a single pdf file to heike.splieth(at) with “PhD Social Psychology” in the subject line.

At the Ruhr-University Bochum, we seek to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


The ideal PhD candidate (m/f/d) will have:

  • Research Master or Master in Psychology, with a focus on social psychology or related disciplines
  • The capacity to participate in an international research environment
  • Excellent knowledge of research methodology and statistics, as well as statistical software (e.g., R)
  • Strong commitment to principles of open science
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate and communicate in academia
  • Excellent organizational skills, efficient working style
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Candidates (m/f/d) who only partially meet this profile are nonetheless strongly encouraged to apply.


Frau Heike Splieth
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Telefon +49 234 21680
E-Mail psych-sozial(at)

Art der Beschäftigung

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Institut / Einrichtung: Chair of Social Psychology
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung: nach Vereinbarung
Bewerbungsfristende: Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2019 - 23:59

TVL 12/13

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