Technische Universität Berlin – Faculty VI Planning Building Environment – Institute of Sociology invites applications for a
University Professor – salary grade W3
for the department of "Sociology and Social Theory"
VI-915/22 (starting at 01/10/24 / permanent / closing date for applications 30/04/23)
The advertised professorship represents the subject of sociology with a focus on general sociology and sociological theory. In teaching, the future position holder represents the full range of the subject of sociology. In research, he or she pursues independent theory development in close connection with qualitative empirical research. The theoretical profile of the future position holder lies within the spectrum of sociological approaches that assume a meaningful constitution and social construction of social reality. Ideally, he or she contributes to the methodology of qualitative and interpretive research. The professorship’s empirical research relates to the department of sociology’s two main research foci (especially "Space and Society" but also "Innovation and Society"). The future position holder will contribute significantly to further the development of the department’s research focus "Space and Society", but also the research focus "Innovation and Society".
In teaching, the focus is on (elective) compulsory modules in the field of sociological theory, theories of societies, as well as interpretive sociology and the sociology of knowledge in the bachelor's and master's programs "Sociology and Technology Studies," as well as in the minor subject teaching. It is also desirable that the position holder will teach modules in qualitative methods and methodologies. Courses are taught in German and in English. Participation in the other teaching tasks of the faculty and the tasks of academic self-administration is required.
Further responsibilities include leading and managing the department and its staff; supporting the advancement of junior scholars, women, and social diversity; knowledge and technology transfer; initiatives to promote internationalization; gender and diversity competence, and sustainability-oriented action as well as committee and commission work.
Applicants must fulfil the appointment criteria according to Section 100 BerlHG. These include a university degree in sociology or a related field; a special aptitude for scientific work (usually proven by the quality of a doctorate in sociology); additional scientific achievements (usually a positively evaluated junior professorship, a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements); as well as pedagogical aptitude, documented by a teaching portfolio (for further details, please refer to the website of Technische Universität Berlin, https://www.tu.berlin/go209650/
The future position holder needs to have a research focus in general sociology and sociological theory (demonstrated by relevant publications and empirical research projects) and to be experienced in applying for third-party funding. He or she also has to be able to teach courses in sociological theory. Furthermore desirable are research contributions to the methodology of qualitative and interpretive research (demonstrated by relevant publications), the ability to teach courses in the areas of interpretive sociology and sociology of knowledge as well as qualitative and interpretive methods and methodologies, and also research and teaching experience in the areas of the methodology of the social sciences and the relationship between sociological theory and empirical research. As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to have good English-language skills and expressly welcome applications from international candidates who are committed to quickly learning German. Applicants are expected to teach courses in German and English (see the Academic Senate’s current statement on language policy on the website of Technische Universität Berlin, https://www.tu.berlin/go209656/
Technische Universität Berlin expects its professors to be willing and competent to responsibly manage and strategically develop the department and its staff. This includes in particular the awareness of the special responsibility for the creation of gender- and diversity-sensitive working and study conditions. The willingness and ability to promote young academics, women and social diversity as well as to participate in academic self-administration are required. The future position holder has to be willing and able to set impulses for internationalization and sustainability-oriented action in research and teaching. It is desirable that he or she is experienced with initiatives in science communication as well as in knowledge or technology transfer. Accordingly, the future position holder has to be willing to interdisciplinary cooperate with other disciplines (e.g. spatial sciences or engineering) of Technische Universität Berlin. He or she has to establish research links to research foci of the Technische Universität Berlin (especially to spatial sciences and engineering disciplines) and to be willing to engage in international committees and research contexts.
It is not possible to offer the position as two part-time professorships.
Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities who equally fulfill the requirements of the position. Technische Universität Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. We are a certified family-friendly university and our Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.
TU Berlin aims to improve the fairness of its appointment procedures and has developed a template to take account of academic age in appointment procedures as part of a pilot project. The template is to be used regularly in the procedures from the beginning of 2023. The form (Excel file) is available for download here: https://www.tu.berlin/go209647/
Please submit your application by 30.04.2023
quoting the above job reference number
and including the appropriate documents (CV, certificates, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, details of acquired external funding and a list of publications highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant). Your application should be sent only by email as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WeTransfer or Dropbox cannot be accepted. Please address your application to Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – Dekanin der Fakultät VI, Sekr. A1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin
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Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – Dekanin der Fakultät VI,
Prof. Dr. Wellner, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin
The vacancy is also available on the internet at https://www.jobs.tu-berlin.de/en/job-postings