Wsoc-1210-2/2021 Assistant Professor

Universities and Institutes of Poland


July 10, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Warsaw University
  • Research Field: Sociology
  • Researcher Profile: Established Researcher (R3)
  • Application Deadline: 10/07/2021 16:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Załącznik nr 2 do wniosku nr WSoc-1210-2/2021


    invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor (research and teaching) for a definite period of time

    CITY: Warsaw, Poland

    POSITION: Assistant professor (research and teaching); one full-time job; 01.10.2021 to 30.09.2022

    DISCIPLINE: sociological sciences

    POSTED: 10 June 2021


    WEBSITE: https:// www.

    KEYWORDS: digital sociology, quantitative/qualitative research methods


    Candidates will be evaluated in compliance with the requirements of the Statute of the University of Warsaw, the European Charter for Researchers. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (https: // and the guidelines of the Rector of the University of Warsaw (No 106, 27.09.2019)


  • Job title: assistant professor;
  • Group of employees: research and teaching;
  • Scientific field and discipline in which the candidate will mainly conduct research: social sciences, sociological sciences;
  • Research duties: conducting research, managing research projects, raising funds for research, publishing research results in the discipline of sociological sciences in journals and monographs, improving research skills;
  • Teaching duties: conducting classes in Polish and English, improving teaching skills, supervising MA and BA theses;
  • Organizational duties: organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, participation in the activities of selected research units (chairs and centers) existing at the Faculty, as well as in the proceedings of the decision-making bodies of the Faculty and the discipline of Sociological Sciences at the University of Warsaw and in their committees.
  • Expectations towards candidates:

    The candidates should hold at least a doctoral degree specializing in the digitization of society, the public sphere and the economy, with the ability to use advanced quantitative or qualitative sociological methods in their research practice. We expect the candidates to have a good knowledge of broadly understood issues of digitization and good methodological skills, as well as specific research interests focusing on selected areas of social life. We especially invite candidates conducting research on the spread of information technologies in various spheres of social life, on the progressive automation of decision-making processes (e.g. based on big data) and its social effects, including the impact of digitization on, for example, interpersonal relations, communication processes, the sphere of economy, politics, law and social control. We expect research experience documented by publications (experience in carrying out research using digital techniques will be an advantage), as well as readiness to teach related courses, in a workshop format, aimed at providing students with skills in the use of modern quantitative or qualitative methods for studying digitization processes.

    The expectations towards a research and teaching assistant professor include in particular: research and publishing activity, publishing articles in international scientific journals, obtaining external grants from domestic or foreign institutions, as well as active participation in the academic life of the Faculty of Sociology, including co-organizing and participating in seminars and other scientific events. Teaching duties will include conducting courses and supervising MA and BA theses at the Faculty of Sociology, in particular in Sociology and in Digital Sociology. Detailed topics and allocation of teaching duties will depend on the needs of the Faculty and the University of Warsaw. Employment as an assistant professor also entails the performance of organizational duties for the Faculty and the University.

    The competition is open to persons who meet the requirements set forth in the Act on Higher Education of July 20, 2018 (consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2020, item 85, as amended) and the Statute of the University of Warsaw.

    Candidates should demonstrate:

  • A PhD in social sciences (sociology, political science, economics, psychology, management science), science (mathematics, computer science) or related (e.g. Data Science) –– or documents to the effect that they will obtain a doctoral degree before September 30, 2021 (formal requirement);
  • Analytical skills: in-depth knowledge of the contemporary methodology of research on the processes of digitization of society, public sphere and economy; skills in quantitative or qualitative methods;
  • Ability to use software for data analysis (e.g., R, Stata, SPSS, Mplus, QDAS, Atlas.ti, MAXQDA), confirmed by the use of such software in previous research work; skills in the visualization of data and digital data acquisition (webscrapping / webcrawling, API) will be an advantage;
  • Research achievements documented by peer-reviewed scientific publications: articles in journals, books, chapters in peer-reviewed collective works which document the candidate's competences in the use of quantitative or qualitative methods to study digitization processes;
  • The evaluation of candidates will take into account their teaching experience (academic teaching, organizing trainings, workshops, etc.), especially teaching in the field of analysis of digitization phenomena, as well as in conducting training in quantitative or qualitative methods of data analysis;
  • In the assessment of candidates, organizational achievements will be taken into account (e.g.: co-organizing scientific conferences or conference sessions, institutional involvement; participation in activities for the benefit of non-academic communities, e.g., local government institutions, the third sector) and expert activity;
  • Very good active knowledge of Polish and English to a degree that enables writing scientific publications and conducting academic courses (a necessary condition).
  • The application should include:

  • An application letter addressed to the Vice-Rector of the University of Warsaw, Prof. Sambor Grucza;
  • A motivation letter addressed to the Selection Committee's President, Prof. Agnieszka Jasiewicz-Betkiewicz;
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of research projects containing information about the entities in which the projects were carried out, their PIs and the nature of the candidate's participation, a list of courses conducted by the candidate along with the level of study, field of study and number of hours, as well as information about the candidate's command of foreign languages, conducted training and workshops, expert opinions prepared by the candidate and his/her participation in expert teams, organizational experience at universities and beyond, especially in managerial positions, as well as other information confirming the candidate's fulfillment of the expectations specified in this announcement, including participation in conferences, scholarships and fellowships, research internships, membership in scientific organizations / societies, membership in editorial boards of scientific journals, participation in the organization of conferences, activities for the popularization of science, and other achievements);
  • Personal questionnaire for a person soliciting employment (https:// with a photo and an e-mail address;
  • Ph.D. diploma (scan)
  • List of publications (including copies of no more than five most important publications (for books, title page and table of contents);
  • A document (no more than three pages) containing a draft description of an original course (interactive classes: seminar or workshop, a total of 30 teaching hours) on the topic in which the candidate specializes, and which, in his/her opinion, would best allow his/her skills to be used in teaching in accordance with expectations described in this announcement. The project should contain (1) a general description of the activities, including the title, an outline of the course topic (one paragraph) and a plan of topics for each meeting, a list of a few examples of reading / materials / data sources / software, a description of the learning outcomes (especially the skills that the participants of the classes will have acquired), proposed teaching methods as well as the methods for engaging participants and assessing their knowledge; (2) a scenario of one selected course meeting. The project will be discussed during the interview.
  • Declaration that the University of Warsaw will be the primary place of work of the candidate (downloadable from the University of Warsaw website, https://;
  • Information on the processing of personal data (information clause and consent clause) constituting an attachment to the announcement;
  • Documents confirming the information contained in the application documents (command of foreign languages, participation in research projects, teaching experience, foreign internships; etc.);
  • Employment certificates, if applicable;
  • Candidate's statement confirming that they are acquainted with and accept the rules
  • of the recruitment procedure for the position of the academic teacher

    (https: //

    All documents must be delivered electronically at:

    Attention! Only complete applications which fulfil the formal requirements will be processed. The applicants will not be given additional time to complete their application documents.

    Deadline for submitting applications: 10 July 2021.

    Information about the results of the selection procedure will be provided to the candidates by e-mail. The selection procedure is the first stage of the procedure set out in the University's Statute for the employment of an academic teacher. Its positive outcome is a prerequisite for further proceedings.

    The selection procedure will be carried out in two stages. In the first stage, the Selection Committee will perform an initial evaluation of the candidates based on the submitted documents. The highest ranked candidates will be invited to an interview, which is the second stage of the selection procedure. Invitations to the interview will be sent to the candidates by e-mail. Interviews will be conducted electronically (via Google Meet or Zoom, under UW licenses).

    The detailed process of the candidates 'and candidates' assessment procedure is available at https: // www. konkursow-WSUW.pdf.

    Attention! The university does not provide accommodation.


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    Information on personal data processing


    Controller of your personal data processed in connection with the recruitment process is the University of Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, as the Employer.

    Contact with the controller:

  • by traditional mail at: University of Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa (name the organizational unit to which your letter is addressed);
  • by phone: 22 55 20 355.
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)

    Controller has designated Data Protection Officer whom you may contact via email at You may contact the DPO in all matters relating to your personal data processing by the University of Warsaw and the exercise of rights in relation to the processing of personal data.

    The DPO, however, does not proceed other matters, like handling recruitment procedures, collecting recruitment documents, providing information on current recruitment process.

    Purpose and legal grounds of data processing

    Personal data of candidates for employment shall be processed for recruitment purposes only.

    Your personal data shall be processed in the scope as indicated by employment law1 (given name (names) and family name, date of birth, contact information as provided, education, professional qualifications, previous employment) for the purposes of this recruitment process2, whereas other data3 shall be processed based on your consent which may take the following wording:

    I agree to the processing of personal data provided in (e.g. CV, cover letter, and other submitted documents) by the University of Warsaw for realising my recruitment process.

    If your documents include data as mentioned in Art. 9 section 1 of the GDPR (special categories of personal data), processing shall be possible upon your consent to processing such data4 which may take the following wording:

    I agree to the processing of special categories of personal data, as mentioned in Art. 9 section 1 of the GDPR, provided in .................. (e.g. CV, cover letter, and other submitted documents) by the University of Warsaw for realising my recruitment process.

    The University of Warsaw shall be also processing your personal data in future recruitment processes upon your consent5 which may take the following wording:

    I consent to processing of my personal data for the purposes of any future recruitment processes at the University of Warsaw for the period of the next nine months.

    You may revoke all such consents at any time by, for example, sending an email at (email address due for the recruitment process).

    Be advised that the revocation of your consent does not affect legal compliance of processing which had been completed upon consent before its revocation.6

    Data retention period

    Your personal data collected in this recruitment process shall be stored over the period of three months from the date the recruitment process is completed.

    In case you agree to process your data in future recruitments, your data shall be used over the period of nine months.

    Data recipients

    Officers authorized by the Controller shall have access to your personal data, the processing of which is in the scope of their duties.

    Recipients of personal data may be other subjects obligated by the Controller to provide specific services involving data processing, like

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    Data transfer outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

    Your personal data shall be disclosed to subjects authorized by law. Signing- in is through Google Forms. Your personal data may be also processed by our provider of G-Suite for education by Google Company in their data processing centres.7 Your data shall be protected under the standards of the Privacy Shield, accepted by the European Commission.8 This shall guarantee an adequate level of data security.

    Rights of the data subject

    Under the GDPR data subjects have the following rights:

  • to access data and to receive copies of the actual data;
  • to correct (rectify) your personal data;
  • to restrict processing of personal data;
  • to erase personal data, subject to provisions of Art. 17 section 3 of the GDPR;
  • to file a claim with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, if you believe data processing violates law.
  • Information on the requirement to provide data

    Providing your personal data in the scope resulting from law is necessary to participate in the recruitment process. Providing other personal data is voluntary.

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    1 Art. 22¹ of the law of June 26, 1974 Labour Code (i.e. Journal of Laws 2019 item 1040 with subsequent changes);

    2 Art. 6 section 1 letter b of the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 on protection of individual persons with regard to the personal data processing and on the free flow of such data, and also repealing Directive 95/46/EC (general regulation on data protection) (Official Journal EU L 119 of 04.05.2016, page 1, with subsequent changes) (hereinafter as the GDPR);

    3 Art. 6 section 1 letter a of the GDPR;

    4 Art. 9 section 2 letter a GDPR;

    5 Art. 6 section 1 letter a GDPR;

    6 Art. 7 section 3 GDPR;

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Warsaw University
  • Department: Sociology
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www. stanowiska-nauczycieli-akad...
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  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Street: Karowa 18
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