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Call – Professor (W3) in Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research (Univ of Bremen DE)

Deadline: 3 January 2020

University of Bremen
Department 08 – Social Sciences

Social Sciences is currently offering a Professorship (f/m/d) in Sociology Grade W3,

Subject area: Sociology with a focus on quantitative methods of empirical social research reference number: P282/19

If the general requirements of civil service law are met, the candidate will be granted civil servant status for life.

We are looking for a personality who can represent this field in teaching and research. She / he has a broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the application of quantitative methods of empirical social research. Expertise in the handling of personal longitudinal data is desired, as well as in the area of measurement and scaling. Very good knowledge in dealing with complex samples is required. The professorship is focused on teaching and research in the field of quantitative social research as well as the scientific theoretical foundations, such as philosophy of science and epistemology.

Applicants are expected to cooperate in the SOCIUM Research Centre for Inequality and Social Policy and to do research with an appropriate focus. Cooperative requirements imply openness for qualitative research.

A major part of the teaching obligations is covered by the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in sociology and related subjects of the department, as well as the graduate education at the graduate school BIGSSS. Ability to offer courses in English at the BIGSSS is required.
The use of media-supported forms of learning is desirable. Applicants should be prepared to support the concept of “research-based learning”.

In addition to a pleasant collegial working atmosphere, the University of Bremen offers a lively scientific environment where both internal and interdisciplinary cooperation can develop. The person to be appointed must have international scientific experience, active participation in internationally visible research and international networking as well as experience in the acquisition and implementation of third-party funded projects. We expect participation in ongoing collaborative social science research initiatives within the framework of well-established interdisciplinary cooperation, particularly in the field of social inequality and social policy, as well as the establishment of the Data and Methods Centre of the Social Sciences Research Area.

Prerequisites for recruitment are an appropriate academic degree, a relevant and outstanding dissertation as well as further academic achievements (habilitation-equivalent), which can also be achieved outside of the higher education sector. The additional achievements must be proven by a habilitation or equivalent achievements, for example within the framework of a junior/assistant professorship. Moreover, applicants are expected to participate in further education in academic instruction. Applicants’ pedagogical ability is a required condition and must be proven by appropriate experience in university teaching.

German-language teaching must be done right from the beginning.
Furthermore, experience in taking the gender-perspective into account in research and teaching is desirable.

The appointment will be based on § 18 BremHG and § 116 BremBG.

The university offers a wide range of services which support new recruits, such as a Welcome Center, childcare and dual career opportunities, as well as personnel development and continuing education.

The University of Bremen aims to increase the proportion of women in science. It has received several awards in programs for gender-justice and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Applications from scientists with a migration background and international applications are particularly welcomed. Priority will be given to applicants with severe disabilities who have essentially the same professional and personal aptitude.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Susanne Schmidt
(Dean) dekaninfb8@uni-bremen.de

Applications with curriculum vitae (including copies of certificates), evidence of research and teaching activities (including list of publications, project (management) experience, teaching evaluations) and a research and teaching concept (in a pdf file) should be sent to 3 January 2019 together with three publications (in three separate pdf files and stating the reference number):

Dean of the Faculty 08/ Social Sciences
University of Bremen
reference number: P282/19
University Boulevard 11-13
28359 Bremen, Germany

or by electronic means to: fb08.bewerbung@uni-bremen.de

Further information on appointment procedures at the University of Bremen can be found at https://www.uni-bremen.de/fb8/news/ or https://www.uni-bremen.de/berufungsverfahren.de