University Professor for Sociological Theories and Social Analysis (with Consideration of the Gender Dimension)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Nov 2023

13 Sep 2023
Job Information

Johannes Kepler University

Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business
Research Field

Sociology » Other
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

8 Nov 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Vienna)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Announcement of an open-ended position as Professor in Sociology – Sociological Theories and Social Analysis (with Consideration of the Gender Dimension) according to § 94 Sec 2 Line 1 UA at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a permanent professorship position under private law for a Professor for

Sociological Theories and Social Analysis (with Consideration of the Gender Dimension)

to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation will be conducted after a five-year period.

The job holder will be concerned with the development of the social theoretical foundations of sociology as well as theories and social analysis of contemporary societies and their transformations. With a focus on social inequalities with consideration to scientific research and theoretical analysis of gender relations, the professorship is concerned with one of the central areas in sociology. The job holder is expected to collaborate with colleagues from different departments to develop new research perspectives and cooperation on the main thematic areas of the Institute of Sociology with a particular focus on social inequalities. The main thematic areas include work and the economy, care and migration, digitalisation and innovation, Europeanisation and transnationalisation, family, gender/gender relations, health and the welfare state. Please see the job opening for a detailed job description online at .

Requirement for the position is a habilitation or an internationally recognised comparable qualification in sociology as well as own research in the above listed areas.

A salary above the minimum amount (which is currently 81,571.00 € before taxes) as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered.

For further questions please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Susanne Pernicka, E-mail .

When assessing the candidates’ accomplishments, performance, and future potential, the JKU will take the candidates’ individual background and personal history into account by acknowledging that academic and professional success and accomplishments can happen at different stages in life (and can include periods of reduced employment, or career interruption on account of having to provide care, childcare, etc.). In this regard, qualifications are assessed and evaluated in terms of equal opportunity, taking life-course factors, such as academic age, into account.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes and encourages applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit their application in adherence to the criteria stated in the job profile including all requested documentation (CV, application form etc.), in electronic form via e-mail to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz: by November 8, 2023. If the documents cannot be sent electronically, 5 copies are to be sent by postal mail and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.

Research Field
Sociology » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

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Johannes Kepler University Linz
Postal Code
Altenberger Straße 69

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