Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Jun 2022

Start date/duration
  • 01.10.2022
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Job profile:

Assistant Professor full time, 6 years, with tenure-track option Start date/duration: from 01/10/2022, for 6 years, a tenure-track can be offered Organizational unit: Dean's Office, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Level of Employment: full time (40 hours/week) Main tasks: cPosition at the Department of Applied Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS), Vieanna; conducting applied and original research on Sociology of Law, with a focus on access to justice, legal protection and/or legal representation; teaching courses on core areas of the Sociology of Law in the various programs at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, when necessary, also in other study programs at the University of Innsbruck; teaching, administering exams and supervising theses; participating in the research area “Economy, Politics, and Society (EPoS)” and/or other research areas and research centers of the University of Innsbruck; participating in (inter)national professional networks in sociology of law and criminology; contributing to academic administration. Required Qualifications: PhD in Sociology (or a related subject) or Law; continuous research on Sociology of Law, demonstrated by high-standing publications [publications in (internationally) referred journals, monographs, edited volumes, applied publications]; good knowledge of empirical social research methods; relevant academic achievements beyond the PhD thesis; professional experience as a post-doc researcher; experience in applying for and carrying out third-party-funded projects; experience in post-graduate academic mobility desired; international research or teaching experience desired; didactic competence (demonstrated by student evaluations); ability to work in teams; excellent proficiency in German, good English skills and further language skills are desired; applications have to include a comprehensive concept for a research program (five-page outline for the planned research in the next six years) and a teaching concept (one syllabus for a lecture and one syllabus for a seminar on the sociology of law, plus a description of the didactic concept); applications have to include the names and contact details of at least two academic referees.


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