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Professorship in Sociology with a special focus on Sociology of Inequality and Social Structure Analysis (Tenure Track)
University of Bremen
The University of Bremen offers an exciting
research and teaching environment with
predictable and transparently designed career
paths. Within the framework of the Bund-Länder Programme
for the Promotion of Young Scientists, the Faculty of Social
Sciences (FB 08) invites applications for the following
Tenure-Track-Professorship (W1 with Tenure-Track W2)
in Sociology with a special focus on
Sociology of Inequality and
Social Structure Analysis
Reference Number: JP 637/18
The appointment is initially for three years. After an interim
advisory review, the appointment will be extended for
another three years. Pending on a positive performance
evaluation after a maximum of six years, the appointment will
become tenured with a lifetime civil-service position (W2). In
order to allow the junior professors to develop their research
profile, the tenure-track phase has reduced teaching obligations.
We invite candidates with a strong background in social
inequalities and social structure analysis who can also
demonstrate empirical proficiency in their research.
Excellent knowledge in - primarily quantitative - methods of
empirical social research is a prerequisite.
Expected is a research agenda that allows for collaboration
with SOCIUM - the Research Centre on Inequality and Social
Policy, and BIGSSS - the Bremen International Graduate
School of Social Sciences.
Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching
experience and the willingness to offer courses in English are
expected. The use of media-based forms of learning is
desirable, as is the implementation of research-based learning.
The University of Bremen offers an ideal academic environment
for the establishment of disciplinary and interdisciplinary
collaboration. The position holder is expected to engage in
internationalization and international networking. Willingness
and ability to acquire third-party research funding and to
participate in ongoing social science research initiatives
within the framework of the well-established interdisciplinary
cooperation in the fields of social inequalities and social
policy is expected.
Applicants are required to hold a university degree in
sociology and social sciences, respectively, and an
outstanding PhD degree completed within five years prior to
application. Experience in teaching at a higher educational
institution is expected. Further scientific achievements,
integration in international networks, and proofs of pedagogical
aptitude as well as communication skills and willingness
to participate in didactic training are an advantage.
Experience in applying the gender perspective in research
and teaching is welcome. Non-German-speaking applicants
should be prepared to learn the language and teach in
German after two to three years.
The appointment follows the regulations of § 18a BremHG as
well as § 117 BremBG. Candidates holding a PhD degree
from the University of Bremen may only apply if they are no
longer employed at the University or if they had been employed
outside of the University of Bremen for at least two years.
The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to
support newly hired staff. These include advice through the
Welcome Center, child-care facilities, dual-career assistance,
and opportunities for further professional development,
including language tuition.
The University of Bremen aims at increasing the share of
female faculty members in research and teaching. The
University has received multiple awards for its gender
equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university.
Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.
International applications and those from candidates with a
migration background are explicitly appreciated. Applicants
with disabilities will be given priority in case of equal
professional and personal aptitude.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae
(including copies of educational certificates), documented
research and teaching activities (list of publications,
experience in research projects, teaching evaluations), a
research concept, a teaching concept (all in one pdf file), as
well as three publications (in three separate pdf files).
Applications must be identified by the reference number JP
637/18 and submitted by September 14th 2018 to the
following address (The Dean or the Administration of the
Faculty 8/ Social Sciences, Universität Bremen,
Universitäts-Boulevard 11-13, 28359 Bremen):firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries prior to application may be
directed to Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
Comprehensive information on all
aspects of the hiring process can be
found here: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/berufungsverfahren