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The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is a member of the Leibniz
Association and a publicly funded institute for problem-oriented,
basic social science research. Its work is characterized by
long-term projects, theory-driven empirical research, multidisciplinary
cooperation, international comparison, and transnational
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is seeking to fill the position
Head of a new Research Group
(associate professorship level)
The research focus of the new research group will be on innovative
social inequality research from a sociological perspective
with a strong quantitative profile. The social inequality field is
open (like social policy, poverty, health, migration) and should
be complementary to the existing WZB research units – facilitating
cooperation with other units within the cross-disciplinary
research environment of the WZB.
Applicants for this position are expected to develop a five-year
research program and show a strong interest in building and
leading a research team. The research group is expected to start
in summer 2018.
What we expect:
The successful candidate must have an excellent doctoral degree
in sociology and be accomplished in the field of quantitative social
inequality research. Candidates should have a relevant research
profile, a strong publication record (high-level international
publications), excellent methodological skills, and experience in
teaching and supervision.
What we offer:
The successful candidate will receive a five-year employment
The remuneration is equivalent to an associate professorship
The research group to be established will include two doctoral
researchers (65% full time equivalent each).
At a later stage in the process, this WZB position is intended (if
desired by the successful candidate) as a joint appointment for a
five-year fixed-term associate professorship (S-W2-professorship,
with one class per semester) at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Applicants must meet the qualifications for appointment as a
university professor (§100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act,
Applications must include a concept for a five-year research program
with a view to potential cooperation with other research
units at the WZB (10-12 pages) as well as the usual documents
(curriculum vitae, list of publications), three selected publications,
a copy of the doctoral degree certificate, information on teaching
and supervision experience, and contact details of two referees.
The WZB expressly invites women and people with an immigrant
background to apply. Equally well qualified disabled applicants
will be given preference.
Please send your application documents electronically until
September 30, 2017 as a single PDF document to