FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Labour Market Sociology Jr. Prof. (Univ Mannheim)

Deadline: Today, 14 January 2011

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a posi-tion of Junior Professor in Labour Market Sociology (W1) at the earliest possible start date.

The future position holder is required to have research and teaching orientation in the area of comparative labour market sociology and closely link micro-macro theory and quantitative empirical social research. We expect an outstanding and internationally visible publication record as well as experience with research projects. The junior professorship will offer BA and MA/Ph.D. Sociology courses. In addition, the candidate is expected to collaborate within the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES: Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung). Finally, we explicitly welcome participation in the Soci-ology training of Ph.D. candidates at the English-language Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).

The qualifications of employment are defined by § 51 Nos. 7 and 8 LHG [Landeshochschul-gesetz = State Education Law] in the version valid since

1-1-2005. In addition to a universi-ty degree and an outstanding Ph.D applicants are expected to have excellent teaching skills. The successful

candidate, upon his/her fulfilment of the general employment law prerequi-sites, will be employed in a temporary tenure position for a period of up to four years. Upon positive evaluation, extension of the temporary tenure position for a total of six years in ac-cordance with the stipulations of the legal regulation (§ 51 Nos. 7 and 8 LHG [Lande-shochschulgesetz State Education Law]) is foreseen.

The University of Mannheim places great emphasis on the training and mentoring of its stu-dents and therefore expects strong presence of its teaching staff. In order to foster the inte-gration of the University into the region, it is expected that professors move to Mannheim or the larger metropolitan area.

The University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and thus strongly and explicitly encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Applicants with dis-abilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. All applications received before January 15th, 2011will be given full consideration. Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a cover letter (one file), curriculum vitae including a list of publi-cations (one single file), certificates and records (one single file) and the two latest teaching evaluations (one single file) as well as two recommendation letters (please send them di-rectly to the Deans Office).

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above-mentioned documents to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr.Berthold Rittberger, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de)