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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin - Depart­ment of Polit­ical and Social Sci­ences - Insti­tute of Soci­ology

Ten­ured Pro­fess­or­ship in Soci­ology with a focus on mac­roso­ci­ology

salary grade: W 3
ref­er­ence code: W3 Mak­rosozi­olo­gie

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will cover the area named above in research and teach­ing. The pro­fess­or­ship is the cent­ral pos­i­tion within the insti­tute of Soci­ology and has a research focus on com­par­at­ive soci­ology and cul­ture with respect to Europe.

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 is expec­ted to teach in the study pro­grams offered by the insti­tute of soci­ology (most of the courses are taught in Eng­lish). We expect our new col­league to engage in tasks of lead­er­ship at the insti­tute of soci­ology as well as in the study pro­grams offered by the insti­tute. The appointee will engage in both the devel­op­ment of new joint research pro­jects and par­ti­cip­at­ing in ongo­ing pro­jects the insti­tute of soci­ology in, e.g. the Cluster of Excel­lence “Con­test­a­tions of the Lib­eral Script (SCRIPTS)” and the SFB 1171 “Affect­ive Soci­et­ies: Dynam­ics of Social Coex­ist­ence in Mobile Worlds”. Fur­ther, she or he is expec­ted to expand the insti­tute’s col­lab­or­a­tion with other cent­ral insti­tutes of Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, extra­mural research insti­tu­tions as well as with national and inter­na­tional part­ner uni­versit­ies. Addi­tion­ally, the appointee is expec­ted to also address gender and diversity issues rel­ev­ant to the field.


Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Art­icle 100 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz).

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will have acquired their PhD or addi­tional aca­demic achieve­ments in soci­ology and have a research focus on soci­etal and cul­tural com­par­ison with regard to Europe. Applic­ants are required to have very good meth­od­o­lo­gical skills in quant­it­at­ive social sci­ence research and exper­i­ence in uni­versity teach­ing in an inter­na­tional envir­on­ment. We are look­ing for a can­did­ate with dis­tin­guished research activ­it­ies, proven by peer-reviewed pub­lic­a­tions in renowned journ­als and the acquis­i­tion of third-party fun­ded research pro­jects. Addi­tion­ally, applic­ants are required to have very good Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage skills.

How to ap­ply:

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. Fur­ther­more, please include inform­a­tion on involve­ment in ongo­ing and future research endeav­ours, joint research pro­jects and extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects, and if neces­sary lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able for the respect­ive con­tent area, please give inform­a­tion on indus­trial cooper­a­tion, inven­tions/pat­ents and spin-offs.

All mater­i­als includ­ing a private postal and an email address must be received prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), quot­ing the ref­er­ence code no later than August 8th, 2019 at

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Depart­ment of Polit­ical and Social Sci­ences
Dean’s Office
c/o Con­stanze Mrozek
Ihnes­traße 21
14195 Ber­lin


Applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will not be returned. Please sub­mit your doc­u­ments only in copy.

Applic­a­tion guidelines, gen­eral inform­a­tion on the appoint­ment pro­ced­ure, appoint­ment require­ments for pro­fess­or­ships at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, and reg­u­la­tions of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Art­icles  99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online: For addi­tional details, please visit and