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 of Organization, Work and the Economy"
VI-916/22 (starting at 01/04/24 / permanent / closing date for applications 30/04/23)
The advertised professorship represents the subject of sociology with a focus on the sociology of
organization, work and the economy. In teaching, the future position holder represents the full range of the subject of
sociology. The theoretical profile of the professorship lies within the field of sociological research on organizations;
empirically it focuses on selected fields of sociology of organization, work and the economy. Ideally, the future position
holder’s empirical research will also take into account if and how new forms of organizing, working and doing business
are entwined with social transformation and innovation processes. His or her empirical research also relates to the
department of sociology’s two main research foci (especially "Innovation and Society" but also "Space and Society").
The future position holder will contribute significantly to further the development of the department’s research focus
"Innovation and Society", but also the research focus "Space and Society".
In teaching, the focus is on (elective) compulsory modules in the field of sociology of organization, work and the economy
in the bachelor's and master's programs "Sociology and Technology Studies", as well as in the minor subject teaching.
Courses are taught in German and in English. Participation in the other teaching tasks of the faculty and in 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/
Theoretical and empirical research in the field of sociological organizational research, particularly with a research focus
in selected fields of the sociology of organizations, work and the economy (demonstrated by relevant publications and
empirical research projects) is required. Independent theory development and experience with the acquisition of third-party
funding are desirable. The ability to teach courses in the sociology of organizations, work and the economy is also
expected. The ability to teach courses in other bachelor’s compulsory modules at the institute (e.g. social theory, social
inequality or methods of social research) is desirable. 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
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 engage in interdisciplinary
cooperation with other disciplines (e.g. engineering, computer sciences or spatial sciences) of Technische Universität
Berlin. He or she has to establish research links with the research foci of Technische Universität Berlin (especially to
engineering, computer sciences and the spatial sciences) and to be willing to engage in international committees and
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 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
If you require further information about how to apply, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
relating to the requirements of the position should be sent to the same e-mail-address; they will then be forwarded to the
chair of the appointment committee.
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cannot guarantee the security of personal data transmitted when applying online. You can find information on data
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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