Classifications W2/W3 - full-time
Reference number: P680/21
Closing date: 01/28/2022
The faculty is seeking an internationally renowned individual with a background in political science or area studies. They will have broad knowledge in comparative global welfare- and social policy research with a focus on the global south and preferably quantitative methods.
We expect a research orientation that fits the thematic foci of the research area "Social Change, Social Policy and the State" as well as a strong interest in cooperation.
Teaching responsibilities include, in particular, the bachelor's and master's degree programs in political science (BA political science and MA social policy) Involvement in the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is also desired. We expect the successful applicant to offer courses in both German and English; if proficiency in of one of these languages is currently insufficient, we expect it to be strong enough after three years at the latest. We further expect the successful applicant to participate in implementing the concept of "research-based learning". The use of media-supported forms of teaching and learning is desirable. Furthermore, experience with diverse gender perspectives in research and teaching is desired.
The University of Bremen offers a pleasant, collegial working atmosphere in a lively, productive and internationally visible environment. Extensive interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary collaboration is possible, particularly in the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy and in the Collaborative Research Center 1342 Global Dynamics of Social policy. We expect the successful applicant to have gained international academic experience, to actively participate in internationalization and international networking, and to have successfully acquired and completed third-party funded projects. Participation in the university’s ongoing and planned social science collaborative research initiatives in the context of well-established interdisciplinary collaboration in the thematic area of social inequality, the welfare state, and social or political conflict is expected.
Formal requirements for the position are a relevant academic university degree, a relevant and outstanding doctorate, and further academic achievements (equivalent to habilitation), which may also have been achieved outside the university sector. Willingness to participate in further training in higher education didactics as well as pedagogical aptitude, which as a rule must be demonstrated by experience in university teaching, are also required.
The appointment is based on § 18 BremHG and § 116 BremBG.
The University offers a variety of services to support newly appointed staff, such as a Welcome Center, opportunities for childcare and dual careers, and opportunities for staff development and continuing education.
The University of Bremen is striving to increase the proportion of women in academia. It has received several awards from gender equity programs and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Applications from female and male scientists with a migration background as well as international applications are expressly welcomed. Severely disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are fundamentally equivalent.
For further information please contact: Prof. Dr. Susanne K. Schmidt (Dean), firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should include the following documents: curriculum vitae (including copies of qualification certificates), evidence of research and teaching activities (including list of publications, project (leadership) experience, teaching evaluations) and a research and teaching concept (in one pdf file) together with three publications (in three separate pdf files).
Please quote the reference number P680/21 and send your application by January 28th, 2022 to:
Dean of the Faculty 08/ Social Sciences
University of Bremen
Reference number: P680/21
University Boulevard 11-13
or electronically to:
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