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


University of Bamberg
Chair of Labour Studies
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96052 Bamberg

Phone:   +49 (0)951/ 863-2690 (d.)
Phone:   +49 (0)173 4371584 (mobil)
Fax:        +49 (0)951/ 863-2700

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Room: 01.29b
Office hours: Wednesday: 11:00 -12:00 or exceptionally by arrangement

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

Vita and publications(584.1 KB, 33 pages)

Fields of interest

  • Labour market, economy and company
  • Welfare state research, social structure analysis and social policy
  • fairness and attitude research
  • Education and training, life course and generation research
  • 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 (2018-today)
  • Spokesperson of the group of all professors of the Social and Economic Sciences Faculty (2020-today)
  • Member of the Senate (2015-2019 and 2023-today)
  • Member of the University Council (2015-2019 and 2023-today)
  • Member of the Faculty Council (2011-2013 and 2021)
  • 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)
  • Spokesperson of the Institute for Sociology (2021-2023)
  • Intership Supervisor at the department of Sociology (2009-today)
  • Member of the board of examiners for diploma at the department of Sociology (2009-today)
  • Member of the preparatory group for MA school and education management (2012-2020)
  • Member of the commision for use of tuition fees (Sociology) (2010-today)
  • Member of the Quality Circle Sociology (2016-today)
  • Course Guidance Service Labour Studies (2009-today)
  • 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. 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)
    • Sociology of Europe and Globalization (2020)
    • Sociology, esp. Family and Labour (2021)
    • Sociology, esp. Labour and Health (2021)
    • Sociology, esp. Sociological Theory (2012, 2014, 2022)

Scientific panels at the University of Bamberg:

  • Member of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS)/Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (2009-2021)
    • scientific Management Pillar 2, Learning Environments (2012-2021)
  • Member of the steering group of the Initiative for Exellence Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (2011)
    • Board (2012-today)
  • 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 (2010-2020)
  • Member of the Institute for Longitudinal Educational Research (INBIL) (2010-2020)


  • Personal tutor of the Hans Böckler Foundation (2009-today)