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New postdoctoral position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral researcher for the SCOOP project “Sustainable Cooperation for Resilient Societies: synthesis of Social Mechanisms” (for the project proposal, see:

SCOOP is a ten year transdisciplinary Gravitation program focusing on the puzzle of sustainable cooperation and resilient societies in the domains of care, work, and inclusion. The program is a collaboration of five universities and combines insights from Sociology, Social Psychology, Philosophy, and Social and Economic History. Currently, almost 80 PhD and postdoc projects ( have been started or finished that address this puzzle. Now the first projects have ended, the challenge of theoretical synthesis arises. The aim of the post doctoral project is to contribute to this synthesis challenge by extracting from the finished and ongoing research shared social mechanisms that explain sustainable cooperation and its relation to resilient societies.

The position entails a contract of 36 months and is predominantly located in the Department of Sociology at Groningen University and more specifically in the SCIO research cluster on Sustainable Cooperation, Institutions and Organizations.

*You may apply for this position until 29 May 11:59pm / before 30 May 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) through the following link: