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Administrative Organizer of Summer Schools in Computational Social Science (m/f) (JU-17-61)

Run jointly by the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is one of Germany’s leading schools of doctoral training in the social sciences, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the Excellence Initiative of the German Government and Federal States. The basis for teaching and research at BIGSSS under the umbrella theme of “Changing Patterns of Social and Political Integration” is its emphasis on social science methods.

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at Jacobs University invites interested candidates to apply as

Administrative Organizer of Summer Schools in Computational Social Science (m/f)
(Part-time 30%, limited for one year, with possibility of extension)

A summer school on data-driven modeling of conflict will take place at Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) from November 1st 2017 until October 31st 2018. Further summer schools are planned for 2019 and 2020. Details can be found at

Responsibility and tasks of the administrative organizer include:

  • Coordination of the full admission process for experts and participants of the summer schools via the online-tool EasyChair. This includes checking applications, organizing the scientific review process, sending out invitations.  
  • Setting up and promoting calls for participation in coordination
  • Updating the website
  • Administration of the service email. Prompt answering and direction of requests.
  • Setting up the academic and social program.
  • Event organization.
  • Preparation of summer school material.
  • Management of data, code, and literature used and produced in the schools.
  • Assistance in the preparation of the scientific output.
  • Administration of travel expense reimbursement.

Your qualifications:
General knowledge of administration and project management. Excellent written and spoken English. Well-organized, detail‐oriented, flexible, and comfortable with working independently and together with the scientific organizers. Experience with coding, data management and topics of (computational) social science is a plus but not a requirement.

Your application:
The position is offered based on a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation. Flexible layout of the position is possible within these boundaries. The salary is paid by agreement.

Please send your English language application, including CV in a single PDF document to css [at] (attn. Dr. Jan Lorenz, Focus Area Diversity) and quote “JU-17-61” in all correspondence. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The files will be destroyed once the research is completed.

Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.