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At the University of Bremen the Institute of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences invites applications for the following academic position, starting October 1st, 2018:

Professorship (W3 or W2)
Sociology with special focus on
Comparative Sociology

civil servant position, tenured
Reference number: P 278/17
We are looking for candidates with a strong background in empirical research in the field of transformation of contem­porary societies from a sociological perspective. Applicants with research interests in areas such as social inequalities, welfare state, political economy, and expertise in agent- and institution-based cross-national comparative research are particularly welcome.
The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at the Department of Social Sciences and Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). The candidate is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to obtain external research funding individually as well as participate in current joint research initiatives in the scope of a well-established interdisciplinary cooperation in the thematic field of Social Inequalities and Social Policy.
Salary grade W3 or W2 depends upon personal work experience. The aspired salary grade should be mentioned in the cover letter.
This position requires a PhD degree in Social Sciences as well as further scientific achievements (Habilitation or equivalent). Excellent proficiency in English, communication skills, and the willingness to engage in continuous education in didactics are expected. Experience in applying the gender perspective in research and teaching is welcome. Teaching experience at a university and pedagogic-didactic suitability are expected. Non-German applicants should be prepared to learn the language and teach in German within a couple of years.
The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims particularly at increasing the share of female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. International applications and those from candidates with a migration background are explicitly appreciated. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
In case the requirements for appointment to a civil servant are not fulfilled, appointment to a professor can be made in accordance with the public employee status. The appointment shall be made in accordance with section 18 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (§ 18 BremHG).
Please submit your application including the reference number, CV (with copies of certificates), evidences of research and teaching experience (with a list of publications, research project experience, teaching evaluations), an outlined research and teaching concept and three publications until October 15th, 2017 to:
Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 8 / Sozialwissenschaften
Dean or Administration
Universitäts-Boulevard 11-13
28359 Bremen
For further inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank (
For further information on appointment procedures at the University of Bremen please consult:

Closing date: 15.10.2017
Closing date: 15 October 2017 Published on on date 21 September 2017
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