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Junior Professorship (W1/W2) in "Transnational Cooperation and Migration Research"
Published(240 days ago)
Deadline for applications(231 days ago)
University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburg
We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of unlimited possibilities instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, our 11 faculties develop ideas with a future. We are strong on research and teaching, we embrace diversity, promote academic potential, and we fight for genuine educational equality. The University of Duisburg-Essen is in search of the brightest minds
We seek to attract outstanding early career academics, affording our junior professors the best opportunities for their academic and personal development. We support young academics individually, offering the assistance of the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure-Track-Programme (TT Plus) and Human Resources Development (PE Plus). Wherever numerous leading minds connect and cooperate, everyone involved will benefit. That is why we coordinate our research and teaching within the Research Area Ruhr; a network interlinking the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr-University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University.
Within the framework of the "Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses" – the federal and state program for the enhancement of junior scholarship and research – twenty-three tenure-track junior professorships will be advertised. Currently, we are in search of eligible candidates for the following Tenure-Track Junior Professorship at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
Junior Professor in
"Transnational Cooperation and Migration Research"
(Salary Class Group W1 LBesO W - with Tenure Track as per W2)
The successful candidate should have proven track record of conceptual contributions and empirical research in the fields of "Political Sociology of Migration" and/or "Migration Governance" with an orientation towards conflict and cooperation in transnational migration. A clear link to sociological research questions such as the social sources, dynamics, and consequences of cross-border migration regimes and migration-related conflicts as well as the role of migrant organizations and networks in global migration governance is required. A transnational perspective and the inclusion of countries of transit and origin in the analysis is desirable.
The successful candidate should have completed a very good dissertation in a social science discipline or on a sociological topic. Pedagogical aptitude in teaching sociology is required, as is the willingness to teach German and English-speaking courses. The successful candidate will contribute courses to the BA and MA study programs in sociology and the study program in teacher training for the social sciences. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to innovative teaching methods.
The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Institute of Sociology. She/He will develop research projects in the context of the interdisciplinary Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research as well as of the Main Research Area Transformation of Contemporary Societies and/or the Interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration research (InZentIM).
For research and teaching, oral and written fluency in English is indispensable. We expect that the successful candidate will have some knowledge of German at the time of application. We further expect that within three years, the successful candidate will attain the level of linguistic proficiency required to offer courses in German language and participate in academic self-administration.
What We Expect:
Publications in the field of expertise in peer-reviewed journals are expected, especially in leading international journals.
Experience in the procurement of competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research as well as relevant international experience are desirable. Furthermore, experience in leadership in science is beneficial.
The University of Duisburg-Essen places great emphasis on excellence in teaching. Candidates must present their teaching methodology, showing its relevance to the research profile of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Applicants must show aptitude for participation in academic self-administration.
The hiring requirements comply with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG).
Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teaching during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship. Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.
The University of Duisburg-Essen promotes the diversity of its members (https://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It strives to increase the percentage of women in its academic staff and therefore emphatically invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be considered with preference (Equal Opportunities Act). As per § 2 Sect. 3 SGB IX, applications by candidates with a disability or equivalent status are especially welcome.
Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of the applicant's research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent until 2018-02-28 to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences:
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Mrs. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Stein