Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment - Institute of Sociology invites applications
Professorship - salary grade W2
for the field of "Sociology of Working Worlds’ Digitalization
(Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt)“.
The professorship is to be funded in the context of the Einstein Center Digital Future. The professorship is offered under the
reserve that funds are granted.
VI-597/16 (starting at April 1, 2017 / for a period of 5 years; an extension of 5 more years is
possible after successful evaluation / closing date for applications January 7, 2017)
Successful candidates will be expected to teach all fields of sociology and must have
demonstrated accomplishments in sociology either with a specialization in sociology of
working worlds or in sociology of social policy that include aspects of the digital transformation
or work. Specialization may be stronger in one area but successful candidates need to
have demonstrated substantive research and teaching in more than one area of scholarship.
Active participation in the DFG funded Graduate School „Innovation Society Today:
The reflexive creation of novelty“ is desirable as is experience in successfully raising external
funds (Drittmittel). Candidates whose research can connect to the department of
sociology’s research areas („innovation and society“, „knowledge and society“ and „space
and society“) while adding expertise in the areas of sociology of work and social policy are
preferred. Further on, an active participation in the „Fördernetzwerk Interdisziplinäre
Sozialpolitikforschung“ of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is expected.
Candidates are expected to collaborate with the Einstein Center Digital Future and at least
one School of Sciences and Engineering at TU Berlin. Candidates are also expected to
contribute substantially to the university’s strategic plan. Candidates are required to teach
courses to sociology majors in both the BA and MA programs „Sociology and Technology
Studies“ („Soziologie technikwissenschaftlicher Richtung“), as well as in the minors Architecture,
Planning and Computer Sciences. Teaching is also required in the MA program
„Digitalization“ of the Einstein Center Digital Future. The successful candidate is expected
to teach courses in the German and English language within two years after being
appointed to the position. In addition, candidates have to contribute to the department of
sociology’s other teaching and administrational requirements and be actively involved in
Successful applicants must fulfill the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 100 BerlHG
(Berlin Higher Education Act), including a completed academic education, doctoral degree (PhD) in sociology or social
sciences, qualified achievements in research and a particular qualification for academic work normally attested by the
excellent quality of a PhD, post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) and pedagogical didactic qualifications, to be
proven by teaching experience and visualized in a teaching portfolio (for further information see TUB Website, quick
access no. 144242).
Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore
strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers
assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.
Please send your written application until January 7, 2017
with the reference number
and the usual documents (including a
CV listing publications, teaching and research experience, teaching portfolio, list of taught courses etc., copies of academic
degrees, list of publications) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Dekan der Fakultät VI, Sekr. A 1,
Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.
The vacancy is also available on the internet at http://www.personalabteilung.tu-berlin.de/menue/jobs
Please note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors and partners. It is intended to extend a
number of the temporary professorships at the end of the funding period. Additional professorships for Berlin will be
advertised in the coming months and will be posted at