University professorship (W2) with civil service status for Sociology
University of Koblenz-Landau
The Koblenz Campus of the University of Koblenz-Landau will become an independent university on 01.01.2023. As the interdisciplinary university in northern Rhineland-Palatinate,
it will live the knowledge – transformation – innovation paradigm in its profile areas “Education”, “Computer Science”, “Culture and its Mediation” as well as “Material and Environment”
and launch cutting-edge initiatives for teacher training and the region. This is your chance to help shape the future University of Koblenz right from the start!
Waiting to be filled in the Faculty 1: Educational Sciences at the Koblenz Campus is the appointment to a permanent
university professorship (W2 per LBesG)
with civil service status for
at the Institute/Department for Sociology at the next possible date.
The research profile of Faculty 1: Educational Sciences comprises the four main areas of “System and Organization”, “Difference and Heterogeneity”, “Culture and Knowledge” as well as “Individual Development and Change”. With research and teaching closely attuned in teacher training and non-teacher training degree programs, the educational sciences contribute to elucidation and knowledge generation for science and society at large as well as in the regional context.
The Institute of Sociology combines social and socio-theoretical reflection with empirical research and generates its research foci from this, particularly in the fields of general sociology, the sociology of knowledge and culture, the sociology of education, and in the area of methodological development. The teaching portfolio of the institute covers the part of the educational sciences of the teacher training degree programs, subject specific courses in Sociology of Zwei-Fach-Bachelor, Erziehungswissenschaft (M.A.) with focus on research and development in organizations and Kulturwissenschaft (B.A./M.A.).
The advertised professorship is assigned in particular to the profile topics of the department "Culture and Knowledge" and "Individual Development and Change". It plays an active role in the further development of existing and the development of new study programs.
The position holder will be responsible for representing the subject Sociology in research and teaching.
He/She should have an outstanding international track record in sociological research.
In research, a focus on general sociology is expected as well as a positioning in relation to one of the two profile topics of the department to be represented by the professorship. Furthermore, a positioning of one's own research in relation to two of the three named foci (sociology of culture, sociology of education, and sociology of media and communication), as evidenced by specialist publications, will be a plus.
In addition, active engagement in the acquisition of third-party funding will be expected.
The position holder’s responsibilities will include actively recruiting and developing young scientists.
The teaching load is currently nine hours per week per semester.
The position holder will be expected to teach in the courses of the subject specific degree programs and the discipline units of the teacher training degree programs.
Assisting with examinations in all degree programs of Sociology is also expected.
The willingness to cooperate across and within disciplines and in general is a prerequisite.
It is also expected that the position holder will take on responsibilities in academic self-government.
The position holder will be expected to play a significant role in shaping the institute through her/his own ideas and emphases and actively generate initiatives that contribute to developing the profile.
The recruitment requirements of Section 49 of the Higher Education Act (HochSchG) of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate apply. The statute requires a completed higher education, a qualified doctorate in Sociology, pedagogical aptitude and additional scientific achievements.
Positions in the teacher training degree programs whose job description includes tasks in educational science or subject specific teaching methodology are to be filled whenever possible with applicants who can demonstrate a minimum of three years teaching experience at school.
Experience in acquiring and managing externally funded projects is expected to be documented with an overview of past third-party funding activities. A research concept must also be presented.
Both good German and good English language skills are required, as courses are offered in both languages.
Special didactic skills and teaching experience are required and must be demonstrated by presenting a teaching concept.
The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Koblenz-Landau advocate a concept of intensive student mentoring and therefore expect a high face-to-face presence at the university.
The University of Koblenz-Landau is a place of diversity and welcomes qualified applications by individuals from different backgrounds.
Women with equivalent aptitude, competence and professional performance are given preferential consideration in hiring, to the extent that as longs as there is an under-representation.
This ceases to apply when an applicant’s caliber outweighs the requirement for gender equality. Questions regarding the compatibility of private life and career as well as matters of equal
opportunities will be answered by the the equal opportunities commissioner of the department Mrs. Dr. Wiebke Lohfeld
Severely disabled applicants with identical qualifications are given preference in hiring.
For further information on the procedure, please contact the Dean, Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl
(firstname.lastname@example.org), for specific questions Prof. Dr. Oliver Dimbath
Applicants are asked to send their documents (curriculum vitae with academic background, certificates, research concept, overview of third-party funding, teaching concept, etc.)
only via e-mail in one PDF file email@example.com no later than 28.11.2021 marked with the identification number 100/2021.