The Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the Stiftung European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) invites applications for the position of a
W3 Professorship in Sociology of Technology
The professorship will be hosted at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) (at the Collegium Polonicum, S³ubice) and at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) (EUV). The professorship is expected to profile the ENS in education and research and to complement sociological expertise
in the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the EUV.
The ENS is an innovative transdisciplinary academic unit of the university that integrates Social, Legal, Cultural and Computer Sciences for understanding the emerging European
digital society. It combines excellent research with project-based teaching. Students are selected on the merits of submitted projects and follow curricula negotiated on an individual basis.
The candidate is expected to have:
excellent academic records in sociological analyses of the digital society, a focus on social theories of technology, and on the interface of technology and society.
a specific expertise in researching topics such as communicative infrastructures, the digital divide, new forms and cultures of digital communities, or the impact of social media on class, gender and/or identity.
a significant record in successful grant applications/third party funding.
The candidate should furthermore:
have conducted transdisciplinary and international research,
have carried out transdisciplinary and international teaching (with a special focus on innovative teaching methods such as blended learning and/or co-creational approaches),
have experience in academic administration,
be willing to integrate aspects of gender and diversity into teaching and research.
German language proficiency is not required; however, we expect the successful candidate to be able to actively participate in meetings held in German within two years
after appointment. The ENS's working language is English. This includes teaching and the communication between the members of the ENS.
The appointment is permanent. The general requirements are set according to Article 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG). The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
supports diversity, equality, and inclusion at the workplace. We encourage women, persons with a migration background and any members of minority groups in our society, as well as less
advantaged persons to apply. Applicants can contact the equal opportunity commissioner
(europa-uni.de/gleichstellung). The university offers a family-friendly workplace. More information is available at
europa-uni.de/familie. Women as well as severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential
consideration. It is advisable to point out any disability in the application. In case of a first-time appointment the requirements of Article 43 (1) BbgHG apply.