Postdoc‘s / PhD‘s position

The SRH Hochschule Berlin is a private, state-recognized university, accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities. People from more than 75 nations study and teach here. The university provides and expects a high standard in studies, instruction and research by combining theory and practical experience in newly developed programs. These are offered both in German and English at Bachelor‘s, Master‘s and MBA level. The university pays particular attention to active contribution by students and maintains partnerships with many foreign universities and well-known German and multinational companies.

We are one of ten SRH Universities with a total of 12.000 students.

We are looking for a Postdoc or PhD with focus on empirical social science and consumer research (part-time, up to three years) for an empirical legal studies / law and economics research project funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation).

Your tasks:
Conduct the empirical research within the project “The ABC of Online Disclosure Duties: Towards Better Informed Consumers“, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) and conducted in cooperation with the faculty of law at the University of Amsterdam
Engage in joint scientific research together with the project leaders. Thereby employ qualitative (expert interviews, grounded theory) and quantitative research methods (meta-analysis, survey research, experiments)
Regularly present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences, and publish them together with the project leaders in proceedings and journals
Contribute to the research of other team members in the project, mainly by regularly sharing research findings
Participate in the organization of research activities and events, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications
For further information on your tasks, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Wulf (

Your profile:
A completed PhD or Master degree in a relevant social science discipline, e.g. business or marketing studies, economics, sociology, psychology, communication studies, statistics, etc.
Demonstrable research interest in empirical research, preferably with a focus on consumer research
Ideally, the successful candidate will also have some knowledge of legal, empirical legal or law and economics research
Excellent command of English (written and spoken)
Knowledge of German is a plus
Interest in interdisciplinary research and ability to work in a team

The Postdoc‘s / PhD‘s appointment will be originally for the period of one year. The beginning of the appointment is flexible, but should not take place much later than 20th October 2016. Extension of the contract for another two years is intended but subject to satisfactory performance in the first year.

We offer employees the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge empirical research together with a team of international experts in an innovative and modern environment. We support equal opportunities. Interested parties with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your questions will be answered by:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wulf (Professor of Business Law)
Fon +49 (0) 30 374374-502

Join our team and send us your application including the
corresponding reference number HSBE16-19-5 by
4th October 2016, late applications may be considered.
SRH Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr. Victoria Büsch | President
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10 | 10587 Berlin