Professor of Sociology of Work and Economic Sociology
The Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites application for the
Professor of Sociology of Work and Economic Sociology (salary scale W3)
The position is tenable from summer term 2025.
The candidate (m/f/o) should represent the sociology of work and economic sociology in its entirety in research and teaching. In research, the future holder of the position should contribute to the theoretical and empirical development of the field of work and economic sociology. We require a thematic focus on work and economy in transition as well as in at least two of the following areas, which are among the central research topics of the Institute of Sociology: 1) industry and industrial relations, 2) gender relations, care and social reproduction, 3) socio-ecological transformation and (post-)growth societies, 4) technological change, digitalisation and information society, and 5) social inequality, class and property relations. We expect an active participation in the Collaborative Research Center SFB TRR 294 Structural Transformation of Property.
The future holder of the position should have a proven track record in both, theoretical and empirical research of the sociology of work and economic sociology. Empirically, qualitative or quantitative research methods as well as method-integrative approaches can be applied. The Institute of Sociology expects the candidate’s research to make a visible contribution to national and international debates in the sociology of work and economics through relevant publications and the acquisition of third-party funding. In teaching, the central task is to teach lectures and seminars on topics of work and economic sociology in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes of the Institute. Teaching is held in German and English.
The successful candidate is expected to have a track record of excellence in research and teaching. This is to be demonstrated by relevant publications in national and international publication media. Experience in acquiring third-party funding in competitive tenders is a prerequisite, as is proof of existing international research collaborations. Leadership skills and comprehensive experience of high-quality teaching in the field of work and economic sociology are also expected.
Applicants must hold an outstanding, thematically relevant doctorate in Social Sciences, a postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent academic merits as well as pedagogical qualifications through prior teaching experience (indicated by teaching evaluations). If the successful candidate meets the legal requirements, they will be appointed permanently as a civil servant.
Friedrich Schiller University Jena is committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Therefore, the University actively encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference to other candidates with equal qualifications.
As a cosmopolitan university city, Jena offers an excellent quality of life and, beyond the university, diverse opportunities for interaction with research institutes in Thuringia. Applications should include a CV, a summary of past research achievements, a list of publications, documentation of teaching activities and 2-3 evaluations, external funding received as well as copies of certificates should be submitted electronically to the University’s Appointment Portal at
no later than the 15. October 2023.
If you have any questions regarding the position or the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Kathrin Leuze (email@example.com).
For further information for applicants and the information on the collection of personal data, please refer to https://www.uni-jena.de/stellenmarkt?info=1