Institute of Sociology
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Working at Our Institute

Work culture

The Institute of Sociology currently employs approximately 100 members of staff as professors, research associates, administrative employees and student assistants.
Each of our academic chairs has its own distinct work culture. However, the entire Institute is characterized by a culture of productive and collaborative exchange. As part of this, our academic chairs communicate regularly with each other. Institute colloquia, lunchtime rituals, and Christmas celebrations with homemade mulled wine are just some examples of our communicative approach to work.  

TU Berlin as employer

Located in the very heart of Berlin, TU Berlin employs more than 8,000 staff, making it one of largest employers in the German capital. The opportunities for organizing how you work and the services available to employees are as diverse as our staff themselves. These include flexible working hours and the chance to work from home or another remote location, special services for staff with children, measures to advance women and support for staff with (severe) disabilities as well as a wide range of health services and an extensive sports and leisure program.  Irrespective of their position or career level, staff at TU Berlin can make use of our extensive support services as well as programs tailored to a wide range of needs and which enable staff to combine their careers and private and family lives.

For further information about the University’s offers for its staff, please see here:

Parent-child room

At the Institute of Sociology, we have a number of measures and services to help you combine professional and family life. One key element of this is our parent-child room. This offers parents the chance to be together with their children during working hours. It provides children of all ages with various options to play and rest, and their parents a space to work. It is intended as a quick and uncomplicated solution to unforeseen childcare problems. The parent-child room is available to all staff at our institute and can be used during normal office hours.

Where to find the parent-child room: Room FH 807, Fraunhoferstraße 33-36

Access: by request

Equipment: desk, telephone, exercise ball, playpen, baby cot, changing table, couch, children's table for drawing and coloring as well as various toys and paints, pencils and crayons, etc.

Current job postings

Regular new research projects provide many interesting opportunities to work at the Institute of Sociology. This is also a particularly good way for students to gain some professional experience while studying.

You can find our current job postings here:

For current job postings for student assistants, please see here: