Professor of Sociology

Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of 

Professor of Sociology 

The position will be based on a permanent civil-law employment contract with the University. 

The Professorship in Sociology focuses on the empirical analysis of contemporary society with a specific emphasis upon social inequality and social change, including gender-related issues.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct competitively (third-party) funded research, to cooperate with researchers within the Department of Sociology, and to participate in the research centres and platforms in which the School is involved.

Teaching will be in sociology at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Participation in the interdisciplinary master programme Gender, Culture and Social Change is also welcome.

Participation in the strategic development of the Innsbruck School of Political Science and Sociology and in academic self-government is expected 

Qualification requirements

  1. a relevant higher degree from Austria or the equivalent abroad;
  2. a relevant ‘Habilitation’ or equivalent qualification (e.g. senior lectureship or associate professorship);
  3. high quality book-publications and/or publications in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals;
  4. involvement in international research;
  5. relevant international experience in teaching and/or research;
  6. teaching experience and excellent teaching skills;
  7. experience in raising third-party funding;
  8. ability to lead teams in research and teaching.

Applications must reach us at the latest by (11.59pm, CET) 04th of January, 2017. Please send to: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, A-6020 Innsbruck (

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions, and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

Applications in English must include: a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and of courses taught, a description of current and intended research, and a list of the five most important publications. All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional. We provide a form on the School’s webpage for the application or it can be sent to the applicant after receiving an application. 

The basic salary is set out in the collective bargaining agreement for University employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For the position the monthly salary before tax is € 4.842,70/per month (14 x). Depending on qualification and experience, a higher salary can be considered during the negotiations with the Rector. In addition to the salary, the university offers other attractive benefits ( 

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University on 16 November 2016) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at: 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk

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