Junior Professor in Sociology of Education and Family (W1)

4th Jan 2013 | By | Category: Archive

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a

Junior Professor in Sociology of Education and Family  (W1)

to be filled as soon as possible.

We seek a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of sociology of family and/or education. The successful candidate should be committed to outstanding teaching in both fields and related courses offered in the B.A. and M.A./Ph.D. programs in sociology. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) are expected. We explicitly welcome participation in the social science doctoral program (taught in English) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).

Candidates are required to have successfully completed their graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree in the social sciences. An outstanding dissertation is expected. Teaching can be in English, but non-German speakers are expected to learn German within the first three years. The University of Mannheim is deeply committed to student mentoring and expects a strong presence of its faculty on campus. The successful candidate is therefore expected to move into the Mannheim metropolitan area.

Depending on the necessary requirements, the successful candidate will be hired on a temporary civil servant (W1) position for three years. Following a positive evaluation the position can be extended up to six years in total based on the legal preconditions (§ 51 Abs. 7 & 8 LHG). A tenure track option is not available.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae including a list of Publications, Certificates and Records and the two latest teaching evaluations (in a single file).
If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above mentioned documents to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de).

All applications received before January 31, 2013 will be given full consideration.


Thomas Gautschi
Professor of Sociological Methodology
School of Social Sciences
University of Mannheim
A 5, 6
D-68159 Mannheim
Fax   +49 – (0)621 – 181-2048
Phone +49 – (0)621 – 181-2049 (office)
+49 – (0)621 – 181-2047 (secretary)

Email: gautschi@sowi.uni-mannheim.de

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