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
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
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
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: // berufungen.uni-hannover.de/
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans: +49
511 450 670 910 or by email: email@example.com
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