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Professorship of Sociology (W2) with a focus on Sociological Theory
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
is seeking a candidate, at the earliest date possible, for the position of
Professor of Sociology (W2) with a focus on
Sociological Theory (all genders
The position is part of the German civil service (Beamtenverhältnis
BesGr. W2 NBesO).
We are looking for candidates with a record of excellent sociological
research in the field of sociological theory and experience in empirical
sociological research, for example in economic sociology, cultural
sociology, or political sociology. The willingness to actively engage in
one of the research foci of the faculty and in relevant research centres
on the Göttingen Campus is also expected.
The teaching duties of the professorship mainly comprise courses on
sociological theory in the context of the bachelor’s and master's programmes
in Sociology. Contributions to modules in the elective area
as well as to the doctoral program of the Göttingen Graduate School
of Social Sciences are also desired. The University places emphasis on
More detailed information about the professorship can be found at
Applicants are expected to have a “Habilitation“ (or its equivalent) in
the field of Sociology, relevant research experience, experience with
the acquisition and realization of third-party funded research projects
as well as high-ranking, internationally visible publications. The
conditions for appointment are based on Section 25 NHG in its currently
valid version. Applicants who have completed their doctorate at the
University of Göttingen can generally only be considered if they have
worked academically outside the University of Göttingen for at least
two years after completing their doctorate. If the requirements are
fulfilled, employment will be in the civil service. As a foundation, the
University of Göttingen has the right of appointment. Further details
can be provided upon request.
Applications from international academics are explicitly encouraged.
The University is an equal-opportunity and family-friendly employer.
We specifically encourage women to apply. The University of Göttingen
aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented
and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to
apply. The University is a family-friendly employer, that promotes the
compatibility of career and family. Applicants with disabilities having
appropriate qualifications will be given special consideration .
Please send your application in German or English with the usual
documents by July 18th, 2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Social
Sciences at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr.
Katharina Kunze, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Göttingen
or summarized in one pdf document to email@example.com. For further information, please contact Prof. Timo Weishaupt
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