The Center for Gender Studies at Koç University (KOÇ-KAM)

Koç University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in gender studies. Koç University is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, founded in 1993. It has been ranked as the best university in Türkiye, 15th in BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings, 36th in Young University Rankings and has been placed among the top 300 universities in the World University Rankings, by the Times Higher Education in 2017.

Koç University is on a state-of-the-art campus at Rumelifeneri, Sarıyer, overlooking the Black Sea, close to the city of Istanbul. The University is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. Its aim is to provide world class education and research opportunities to a high-quality group of students by distinguished faculty. More detailed information about Koç University can be found on the University’s web site:

Koç University holds UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development and has the Center for Gender Studies (KOÇ-KAM) which has been established as an interdisciplinary hub for gender research and gender studies in March 2010. KOÇ-KAM brings faculty and researchers from multiple disciplines such as sociology, social psychology, history, law, nursing, philosophy and political science together in order to share their research, conduct collaborative national and international projects and undertake various academic and training activities within and outside the university on issues pertaining to women and gender. As a hub for gender studies, KOC-KAM also holds a competitive funding program to support outstanding academic research projects on gender issues and runs the Gender Studies Certificate Program at Koç University. KOÇ-KAM frequently organizes conferences, panels and seminar series to inform a wider audience on gender related research that intersects with various disciplines and fosters debate on gender issues between scholars, students, civil society actors, artists and policy-makers.

Qualifications required from the applicants include a strong commitment to scholarly research with international impact. We are particularly seeking independent, self-motivated, and enthusiastic candidates who can contribute to research grant and funding applications. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in all fields of social sciences from an accredited university. Position is open and salary is competitive.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and copies of selected recent publications to Prof. Oder by e-mail or regular mail:

Professor Dr. Bertil Emrah Oder
Dean, Law School, UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development and Director of the Center for Gender Studies at Koç University (KOÇ-KAM)

Koç University
Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450 Sarıyer, İstanbul, Türkiye
Phone: 90-212-338 1885
Fax: 90 212 338 18 63

All information on candidates will be kept confidential.