FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Call - Post-doc Junior Research Group Leader (Univ of Tübingen)

Deadline: 28 November 2014

The interdisciplinary Graduate School "Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development" (LEAD) at the University of Tübingen seeks a highly motivated Junior Research Group Leader (TV-L 14) in the field of Sociology of Education or Economics of Education funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.

In contributing to the interdisciplinary setup of the LEAD Graduate School (see   <http://www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de/> www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de ), the successful candidate is expected to develop a cutting-edge research agenda in the field of Sociology of Education or Economics of Education, to start collaborative projects with researchers from the education sciences and other disciplines within LEAD, and to engage in international networking activities as part of the LEAD research and training program. The LEAD Graduate School offers a stimulating and supportive work environment with a highly productive, internationally-oriented research team.

The successful candidate holds an excellent PhD in either sociology, economics or a related field.

For this position, previous experience with interdisciplinary research as well as a strong interest and open-mindedness with respect to building interdisciplinary links with education sciences are highly welcome.

Moreover, the successful candidate will be expected to co-supervise doctoral students working in the intersection of her/his respective disciplines and in education sciences. Contributions to the LEAD research program by acquiring supplementary third-party funds are expected.

We are offering a full-time position until October 31, 2017 at the German public salary scale E 14 TV-L, starting as soon as possible. The teaching load is anticipated to be one course per semester (in English).

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a one-page synopsis of planned research, a CV that includes a list of publications, one key publication, and contact details of two referees.

Please send all documents in one single pdf attachment via email to the Director of the LEAD Graduate School, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein, at ulrich.trautwein@uni-tuebingen.de, no later than November 28, 2014.

The University of Tübingen is committed to increasing the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Suitably qualified women, therefore, are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. Recruitment is conducted by the central university administration.