Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 02.07.2020

Professor (W 3 salary level, m/f/d) of Political Science with particular reference to Political Sociology

University of Bamberg, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Bamberg

Bewerbungsfrist: 14.08.2020

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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration invites applications for the position of

Professor (W 3 salary level, m/f/d) of Political Science with particular reference to Political Sociology

This tenured position of a civil servant is to be filled from the SummerSemester 2021 (April 1, 2021). The successful candidate’s duties will include the following:

In his or her research and teaching, the successful candidate will be a Political Scientist with a specialization in Political Sociology. In addition, he or she will have a substantial record of publications and teaching using quantitative research methods. A thematic research and teaching focus in the area of Political Sociology and evidence of publications based on the analysis of individual-level quantitative data (e.g., electoral studies, research on political attitudes or behaviour) are an essential requirement for the appointment to the position. Moreover, it is desirable for candidates to contribute actively tothe work with doctoral fellows in the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) and to the further development of the Bamberg Centre for Empirical Studies (BACES).

The holder of the post is expected to contribute in ongoing programmes, especially the Bachelors and Masters degree programmes and participate in the development of new curricula. In addition, the successful candidate is also expected to be involved in contributing towards the internationalisation of the Faculty’s course offering, to support its international cooperation and exchange programmes and take on duties in the area of academic self-government. The ability to teach in English and Germanand a willingness to engage in the development of academic training programmes would be mostwelcome.

The relevant qualifications consist of a completed academic degree, demonstrable pedagogical aptitude, a particular talent for academic work generally substantiated by the quality of a doctorate, and, in addition to this, further academic achievements. Additional academic credentials must be certified by a Habilitation or equivalent academic qualification, which may also have been obtained through activities outside of higher education or within the scope of an assistant professorship (“Juniorprofes-sur”). Concerning tenured positions as a civil servant (“Beamtenverhältnis”), the candidate must be under the age of 52 years at the time of appointment (for exceptional cases see Art. 10 Abs. 3 Satz 2 BayHSchPG).

The Faculty is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. The University Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to taking measures to help reconcile work and family life. The university is committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace. The University of Bamberg is a member of the regional Dual Career Network of Northern Bavaria (DCNN) and provides support for the spouses or partners of newly appointed staff. More information can be found here:

Applicants from abroad are particularly welcome. While proficiency inf the German language is generally required for an appointment to this position, in exceptional cases courses may be taught entirely in English for the first two years.

Applications including the usual documents (CV, list of publications and courses taught, copies of academic transcripts and certificates) are to be submitted in either German or English, and generally in electronic form in a single PDF-file (e-mail: dekanat.sowiuni-bambergde), to the Dean of the Faculty of Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, University of Bamberg, D-96045 Bamberg, no later than August 14, 2020.