Professor in Sociology – Germany

Applications are invited for a tenured position of Professor in Sociology at The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, University of Bamberg, Germany.


The successful applicant will cover the field of sociology in both teaching and research. The applicant has comprehensive theoretical knowledge and empirical skills in analyzing social structures and social inequality from an internationally comparative perspective. S/he is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in one of the following areas of social inequality: labor market, income, family, health or mobility. The applicant applies quantitative empirical methods and follows a life-course and longitudinal perspective. S/he may also analyze new digital data sources. In addition to an excellent research profile and an internationally recognized research record of visible publications, the applicant has experience in acquiring research grants and is willing to take part in research projects and research cooperations.

The successful applicant has a broad teaching portfolio and teaching experience that aligns with the study programs in sociology. S/he is also expected to contribute to the further internationalization of these programs. An active involvement in the PhD training offered by the BAGSS and cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) are desirable.

The holder of the post is expected to contribute in ongoing programs, especially the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and participate in the development of new curricula. In addition, the successful applicant is also expected to be involved in contributing towards the internationalisation of the Faculty’s course offering, to support its international cooperation and exchange programs and take on duties in the area of academic self-government. The ability to teach in a foreign language (preferably English) and a willingness to engage in the development of academic training programs would be most welcome.


To be eligible for the position of Professor, an applicant must:

  • A completed academic degree, pedagogical aptitude, a particular talent for academic work generally substantiated by the quality of a doctorate, and, in addition to this, further academic achievements
  • Additional academic credentials must be certified by a Habilitation or equivalent academic qualification, which may also have been obtained through activities outside of higher education or within the scope of an assistant professorship
  • Concerning tenured positions as a civil servant (“Beamtenverhältnis”), the candidate must be under the age of 52 years at the time of appointment


To apply for Professor in Sociology, applicants are required to submit following documents with application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications and courses taught
  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates

Applications are to be submitted in either German or English, and generally in electronic form in a single PDF-file (e-mail:, to the Dean of the Faculty of Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, University of Bamberg.

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Institute Name: University of Bamberg
Deadline: October 07, 2019
Country: Germany
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