Junior Professorship in Quantitative Social Science (W1) (f/m/d)

open until filled
Social Sciences, Statistics, Political Science
Universität Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany

Job Offer Reference No. 2020/160. The Junior Professorship at the Department of Politics and Public Administration is untenured and supposed to start on April 1, 2021..

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The successful candidate combines expertise in statistics and substantive interest in a subfield of the social sciences to tackle policy-relevant problems. Experience with transfer partnerships / collaboration with public administration or industry is welcome. The professorship offers courses in quantitative methods, their applications in social science research, and their mathematical foundations. It thus contributes to the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, the interdisciplinary Master's program in Social and Economic Data Science (SEDS), and the Advanced Data and Information Literacy Track (ADILT). Participation in the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality“ is welcome.

The position requires an excellent doctoral degree in statistics or one of the social sciences, with an evident interdisciplinary inclination. Applicants should have a promising research record, substantiated through publications in high-ranking journals, as well as relevant teaching experience in the above-mentioned field. For further information please contact Prof. Peter Selb (phone +49 (0)7531/88-2321;

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88-4016).

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We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV including a list of publications and details on teaching experience, two relevant academic papers, copies of academic certificates, and teaching evaluations) as a single pdf-file by 4 October 2020 via our Online Application Tool.

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