Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. habil. Olaf Struck

Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

Professor of Labour Studies

Feldkirchenstraße 21

96052 Bamberg

Phone:            +49 (0)951/ 863-2690 (d.)

                      +49 (0)173 4371584 (mobil)

Fax:                +49 (0)951/ 863-5637

E-Mail:             olaf.struck(at)

Room:             01.29b

Office hours:   Wednesday: 11:00 -12:00 or exceptionally by arrangement


Vita and publications(407.1 KB)

Fields of interest

  • Labour market, economy and company (also international comparative studies)
  • Welfare state research, social structure analysis and social policy (also international comporative studies)
  • Education and training, life course and generation research (alo international comporative studies)
  • Statistics and qualitative methods of social research
  • Sociological theory

Functions at the University of Bamberg

Administrative tasks:

  • Chief Information Office (CIO) of the University of Bamberg (2018ff.)
  • Member of the Senate (2015-2019)
  • Member of the University Council (2015-2019)
  • Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences (2013-2015)
  • Member of the Extended Executive Board (2013-2015)
  • Vice Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences (2011f-2013)
  • Member of the Commission for Research and Young Scientists (2011-2013)
  • Intership Supervisor at the department of Sociology (2009ff.)
  • Member of the board of examiners for diploma at the department of Sociology (2009ff.)
  • Member of the preparatory group for MA school and education management (2012ff.)
  • Member of the commision for use of tuition fees (Sociology) (2010ff.)
  • Course Guidance Service Labour Studies (2009ff.)
  • Member/head of appointments committees
    • Buisness Administration, esp. Innovation Management (2010)
    • Economic Education (2010, 2011, 2012)
    • Economics, esp. Empirical Microeconomics (2011)
    • Business Administration, esp. Supply Change management (2011)
    • Sociology with special focus on Internet (2011)
    • Sociology, esp. Survey Methodology (2011)
    • Didactics of Sciences (2011)
    • Education (2011)
    • Sociology, esp. Educational Inequality in the Life Course (2011)
    • Social Education (2012)
    • Sociology, esp. Sociological Theory (2012, 2014)
    • Sociology, esp. Methods of empirical social research (2013)
    • Sociology, esp. Longitudinal Educational Research (2014)
    • Business Economics, esp. Organisation (2016)
    • Sociology, esp. social Inequality (2019)
    • Regional Labour Economics (2020)
    • Digital Media (2020)

Scientific panels at the University of Bamberg:

  • Member of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) (2009ff.)
    • Leitung Säule 2, Lernumwelten (2012ff.)
  • Member of the steering group of the Initiative for Exellence Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (2011)
    • Board (2012ff.)
  • Member of the steering group for setting up a special research division
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board as well as member of the Academic Direction of the Center for Teaching Training (2010ff.)
  • Member of the Institute for Longitudinal Educational Research (INBIL) (2010ff.)


  • Personal tutor of the Hans Böckler Foundation (2009ff.)