Posted on: 11 March, 2019
Application deadline: April 10, 2019

Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research, University of Bayreuth, Germany

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research

at pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: € 6,683.49) to commence as soon as possible. This is a permanent civil service position.

The incumbent will represent the full range of empirical social research methods, including both quantitative and qualitative methods. His or her research should be compatible with Bayreuth’s research priorities in the field of sociology. Basic teaching and research experience in the methods of empirical social research is required. A willingness to cooperate with the Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple” is also expected.

The successful candidate will have an international profile. Teaching duties will include courses in the BA programme Culture and Society (subject: Sociology), the BA programme African Culture and Society, the MA programme Sociology, and other programmes in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in which the methods of empirical social research are anchored with respect to the curriculum. Involvement in the doctoral programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is also expected. Prerequisites for this position (according to BayHSchPG Article 7 and Article 10 para 3) are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching, and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively, evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in English is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).

The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the University more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club “Family at University”, and it offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.

Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research) to Dean Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, by 10.04.2019. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to