The Faculty of Social Sciences at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is seeking a candidate, at the earliest date possible, for the position of

Professor of Sociology (W2) with a focus on Sociological Theory (all genders welcome)

The position is part of the German civil service (Beamtenverhältnis BesGr. W2 NBesO).

We are looking for candidates with a record of excellent sociological research in the field of sociological theory and experience in empirical sociological research, for example in economic sociology, cultural sociology, or political sociology. The willingness to actively engage in one of the research foci of the faculty and in relevant research centres on the Göttingen Campus is also expected.

The teaching duties of the professorship mainly comprise courses on sociological theory in the context of the bachelor’s and master's programmes in Sociology. Contributions to modules in the elective area as well as to the doctoral program of the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences are also desired. The University places emphasis on research-oriented teaching.

More detailed information about the professorship can be found at

Applicants are expected to have a “Habilitation“ (or its equivalent) in the field of Sociology, relevant research experience, experience with the acquisition and realization of third-party funded research projects as well as high-ranking, internationally visible publications. The conditions for appointment are based on Section 25 NHG in its currently valid version. Applicants who have completed their doctorate at the University of Göttingen can generally only be considered if they have worked academically outside the University of Göttingen for at least two years after completing their doctorate. If the requirements are fulfilled, employment will be in the civil service. As a foundation, the University of Göttingen has the right of appointment. Further details can be provided upon request.

Applications from international academics are explicitly encouraged. The University is an equal-opportunity and family-friendly employer. We specifically encourage women to apply. The University of Göttingen aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. The University is a family-friendly employer, that promotes the compatibility of career and family. Applicants with disabilities having appropriate qualifications will be given special consideration.

Please send your application in German or English with the usual documents by 18.07.2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Katharina Kunze, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Göttingen or summarized in one pdf document to For further information, please contact Prof. Timo Weishaupt PhD [].

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