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Professorship (W2) of "Economics of Social Policy"
Published(32 days ago)
Deadline for applications(14 days ago)
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen and the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy invites candidates to apply for a tenure position as
Professor of "Economics of Social Policy" (m/f/d) / W2
(Reference number P 821/19)
to start at the earliest opportunity.
Tenure will be given based on fulfillment of the legal requirements for civil servants
The successful candidate has a strong research background in Economics with an interdisciplinary approach and will represent both in teaching as well as research the areas
of inequality and social policy using behavioral economic approaches and experimental methods.
The professorship on "Economics of Social Policy" is assigned to the discipline of political science at the University of Bremen and based at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality
and Social Policy. The SOCIUM is the only research center in Germany combining social science research on inequality and social policy. The professorship on "Economics of Social Policy"
participates in the macro-economic foundation and micro-economic analyses of social policy and inequality research. The successful candidate is expected to provide excellent teaching
of economic analysis of social policy and on macro-economic consequences of social policies. Supervision and training of Phd Students at BIGSSS (Bremen International Graduate School
of Social Sciences) is welcome.
The professorship requires broad knowledge of economic - especially experimental and micro-empirical - research on social policy and inequality. Applicants are expected to have
skills and experience in this field and methodological area. Research expertise on political orientations, social preferences and social identities is required. Successful candidates
should have experience in interdisciplinary research and a record of international publications and interdisciplinary research projects.
The professorship will be funded as an endowment professorship (Stiftungsprofessur) by the "Forschungsnetzwerk interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung (FIS)" for five years, and
will subsequently be financed by the University of Bremen. The cooperation with FIS and the preparation of expert reports for the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs are a part of the professorship.
The candidate should have a record in acquiring external funding as well as experience in the coordination of larger research projects. The professorship will make important
contributions in the area of teaching and promotion of young scholars. Therefore, experiences in teaching in social sciences and/or economics programs are very welcome.
Qualifications required include a completed university education in economics, an excellent PhD in a relevant academic discipline and additional scientific achievements meeting international standards, demonstrated by a Habilitation or equivalent accomplishments which may be achieved in the course of holding a 'Juniorprofessur' or assistant professorship. Essential are furthermore willingness to participate in further training in teaching didactics and experiences in university teaching.
The appointment is based on Section 18 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (Bremisches Hochschulgesetz) and Section 116 of the Bremen Civil Service Act (Bremisches Beamtengesetz).
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 is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. It welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities and citizenships. International applicants should be able to offer teaching in German after two years of tenure. The University has received multiple awards for its gender equality policy, among others by the German Science Foundation. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications from handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of equivalent qualification.
Applications should include a CV (copies of diplomas), documentation of research and teaching activities and a meaningful letter of motivation. All documents together with three
publications (in three separate pdf-files) pertinent to the denomination of the professorship should be sent by October 7th, 2019, stating the reference
number P 821/19 to the dean Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall under the following address:
Dekanin des Fachbereichs 08
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremenor via e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about the application procedure see: http://www.uni-bremen.de/de/berufungsverfahren.html