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W2-Professorship Sociology, particularly transregional processes

University of Leipzig
Application Deadline Saturday, 01 October 2016
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Location Leipzig, Germany
Contact Universität Leipzig
Dekanin der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Frau Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig
Deutschland


Invitation to apply:

The University of Leipzig is seeking outstanding scholars for a tenured professorship in “Sociology, particularly transregional processes”. Through an appointment to two institutions, the post advances the strong academic relationship between the Institute of Sociology, and the Centre for Area Studies, which serves as the hub for transregional studies at the university. The university encompasses a wide range of area studies institutes that focus specifically on the Americas, China, Japan, India, Russia, East-Central Europe, the Near and Middle East, as well as sub-Saharan Africa, with Western Europe being researched upon at the departments for cultural studies, history, and other social sciences.

All of these institutes are represented at the Centre for Area Studies, which has developed a special interest in transregional connections via migration, international organizations, commodity chains, the circulation of ideas and cultural patterns, as well as the establishment and composition of areas by such transregional flows. The application is meant to strengthen the ties between the Institute of Sociology and the Centre in terms of both research and teaching. Successful candidates will furthermore benefit from a well-established cooperation network for undertaking such research and teaching. International applicants are particularly welcome to apply.

Please see the official CFA below; in case you have any specific questions, you are also welcome to email cas@uni-leipzig.de.


Official call for application:

At the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy (U Leipzig) the W2-Professorship for Sociology with a particular focus on transregional processes has to be filled as soon as possible/starting on 1 April 2017.

Applications with the usual documents, enclosing detailed CV, a list of the scientific work and academic teaching including available records of teaching evaluations and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree should be sent before the 1 October 2016 to:

Universität Leipzig
Dekanin der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Frau Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig
Deutschland

The future holder of the position is experienced in research about transregional and transnational social entanglements. He/she will contribute to the university's research profile "global connections and comparisons". Experience with empirical research in at least one non-European region and publications in international peer-reviewed journals and experience in attracting research grants are requested. Proven ability to combine quantitative analyses of aggregate data and qualitative methods is expected. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Institute of Sociology and the Centre for Area Studies and he/she will teach half of the regular teaching load at each institution. At the same time it is expected that he/she will participate in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199) "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition" and will develop a sub-project for its next period of funding.

Rights and obligations of the jobholder are within the Saxonian university law (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz, SächsHSFG) and the Saxonian public service task regulation (Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung, DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of § 58 SächsHSFG.

The University of Leipzig emphasizes the equality of women and men. Handicapped applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.