University Professorship (m/f/d) of Salary Scale W3 NBesO in Sociological Theories of the Knowledge Society

Leibniz University Hannover


September 16, 2021


The Institute of Sociology/Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS) invites applications for a University Professorship (m/f/d) of Salary Scale W3 NBesO in Sociological Theories of the Knowledge Society starting at the earliest possible date.

This is a central professorship of the Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), which will be anchored at the Institute of Sociology. The LCSS investigates interactions between science and society from an interdisciplinary and basic research-oriented perspective, cooperating closely with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW).

The professorship has a focus on teaching and research on sociological theories of the knowledge society and will contribute to the further development of the cross-faculty key research area "Interdisciplinary Studies of Science and Academia". It will develop theoretical concepts and theories for the analysis of knowledge societies, their future potential for development and their cleavages in a global field of tension. In teaching, the professorship will broadly represent the topic of sociological theories of the knowledge society and social change in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs Social Sciences (BA), Sociology (MA) and Science and Society (MA). It will also play a significant role in the graduate school "Science and Society".

The position holder will be able to contribute significantly to the comprehensive analysis of knowledge societies from a theoretically integrative perspective that is essentially shaped by sociology. To this end, s/he has broad theoretical competences and broad analytical-conceptual research experience in sociology, which must be shown by high-ranking and internationally visible publications.

We are looking for an internationally leading and well-connected researcher who conducts theoretical research, is also open to empirical analyses and contributes her/his studies to science-reflective research. The person sought should be experienced in university teaching, doctoral training and the acquisition of third-party funding. The person is expected to establish new and further develop existing research structures.

The successful candidate will be expected to hold selected courses in English.

General responsibilities and conditions of appointment apply in accordance with the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz - NHG).

Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.

As an equal opportunity employer, Leibniz University Hannover has set itself the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from abroad are especially welcome. Preference will be given to equally qualified candidates with disabilities.

In its mission statement, Leibniz University Hannover attaches great importance to the international orientation of teaching and research. At the same time, it places significant value on the intensive guidance and support of its students and on the university's close ties to the region and to Lower Saxony. Its professors are thus expected to be based in the Hannover Region.

Successful candidates who have reached the age of fifty by the time of appointment and who do not already have civil servant status will generally be given an employment contract.

Please apply by September 16th, 2021 with the usual documents exclusively via the Appointment Portal of the Leibniz Universität Hannover at:

https: //

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans: +49 511 450 670 910 or by email:

Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR can be found at https: // www. bewerbungen/.

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