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Chair (W3) of »Sociology of the digital Transformation«
Published(182 days ago)
Deadline for applications(136 days ago)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university,
it houses the full breadth and width of expertise in the main branches of science and research under one roof. Working in an
environment that promotes a dynamic exchange between individual academic disciplines and their cultures, researchers and students
alike benefit from the opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration.
W3 CHAIR OF „SOCIOLOGY OF THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION"
The Faculty for Social Science of Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the W3-Chair of „Sociology of the Digital
Transformation" at the Institute for Work Science (Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft, IAW) to start on April 1st 2020. The IAW is an interdisciplinary
central research institution of RUB. The Chair of "Sociology of the Digital Transformation" covers the sociological core area of IAW and works also as
an interface to the Faculty of Social Science.
The successful candidate shall conduct research and teach in the field of "Sociology of the Digital Transformation", and enrich it with new and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The focus is meant to be on change related to organization and society in the context of digitalization. At least one of the following core themes should be clearly covered:
Digitalization of life worlds in connection to the digitalization of work;
New digital patterns of employment and work organization (crowd and platform work etc.);
Flexibilization and mobility in the world of digital work and organization;
Shifts in workers' participation and new approaches of participation in the digital world of work.
The Chair's focus on organization and society shall be complementary to the other existing Chairs of IAW, obligations include teaching in the continuing education MA Program "Organizational Management" as well as in the MA Program "Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organization". Interdisciplinary interconnectedness in research and teaching is expected. The topic of digitalization should be dealt with in analytical as well as in configurational and design perspectives.
Prerequisites for application are a position as Junior Professor with positive evaluation, a Habilitation or an equivalent academic achievement, as well as special capacities in academic teaching and the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of RUB. Expected are also
high engagement in teaching;
readiness for interdisciplinary scientific cooperation, including networking beyond sociology;
excellent performance in research and international visibility;
willingness and capacity to apply successfully for research grants;
special knowledge in methods of Data Analytics are welcome.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer
Applications and all relevant documents (letter of intent, current CV, list of publications as well as five important publications, certificates,
list of grants, concept for future research) should be sent via email by October 7th 2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at Ruhr-Universität
Bochum, email: email@example.com.
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