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Opening: Full Professorship in Sociology with a focus on North America

Application Deadline: 02.04.2020

News from Mar 02, 2020

Full Professorship in Sociology with a focus on North America (salary grade W3)

Reference code: JFKI SOZ W3 | Application deadline: 02.04.2020

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of sociology with a focus on North America. The professorship constitutes a cornerstone professorship between the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (a Central Institute of Freie Universität Berlin) and the Institute of Sociology. It furthermore serves as an interface between sociology and area studies focusing on North America

The teaching load is divided equally between the John F. Kennedy Institute (50%) and the Institute of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences (50%).

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
The successful candidate must have completed an outstanding doctorate in sociology and be able to demonstrate additional academic accomplishments in the field (in accordance with article 100 (2) and 100 (6) of the Berlin Higher Education Act). She or he should also have broad regional expertise and research experience on and in North America. Moreover, the appointee is expected to have international teaching experience. His or her excellent record of research activities in sociology with a focus on North America should be backed by publications in peer-reviewed journals or with renowned publishing houses. The candidate should also be experienced in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects and have a high level of English language proficiency and at least a good command of German.

Apart from the official duties in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The appointee will teach courses in the degree programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Institute (JFKI) and the Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) as well as by the Institute of Sociology. We expect the new professor to participate in the development of new joint research projects of the JFKI, GSNAS and the Department of Political and Social Sciences as well as contribute to existing projects. Furthermore, she or he will address gender and diversity issues relevant to the field.

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research
endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects, and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

For further information, see here.

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