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Chair (W2) of Sociology of Global Cultures and Qualitative Social Research

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute of Sociology invites applications for to the

Chair (W2) of Sociology of Global Cultures and Qualitative Social Research

to be filled as soon as possible.

You (m/f/x) will represent the fields of Sociology of Global Cultures and qualitative Social Research in a broad range in teaching and research. The field of Global Cultures can have either a comparative focus on one or more regions beyond Europe or a focus on global vs. trans-local cultural relations, e.g., migration, mediation, social movements and conflicts, cultural hybridization, de- or post-colonialism. The other focus of the chair lies on qualitative social science research methods, preferably ethnographic methods. Your teaching responsibility comprises lectures and seminars within the bachelor and master degree programs of Sociology, the bachelor program Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, degree programs in teacher education as well as, if applicable, in other degree programs of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. You should have the interest in the development of new profile areas such as democracy research, pistemological foundations of scientific research and disruptive change. We expect the active acquisition of third-party funds and the active collaboration with other organizational units of TUD. Your willingness and ability to conduct lectures in English and German as well as active participation in the academic self-administration are required.

You should have a substantial international reputation with significant contributions to at least one of the fields of the denominated areas as well as a record of substantial publications in at least an additional field. We expect you to have a thorough understanding of a broad range of qualitative methods and a particular emphasis on the quality criteria of qualitative social research. We require experiences in the acquisition and direction of research projects funded by third parties. Significant contributions to the ethnographic research methods as well as an understanding of and openness to the quantitative methods are desirable. We place great emphasis on the relevant and perennial teaching experiences and the promotion of young scientists. Your research is expected to be connectable to TUD’s research priority area “Culture and Societal Change”. In addition to the general requirements, applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 59 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSG).

For content-related questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Dominik Schrage, e-mail:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Ms. Caroline Friedrich, Tel.: +49 351 463-37307) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (, Tel.: +49 351 463-33175).

We look forward to receiving your application by April 19, 2024 (time stamp on the email server or the stamped arrival date of the university central mail service of TUD applies).

Please attach the following documents to your letter of application: a CV in tabular form, a description of your scientific career, a list of your scientific publications, and a list of courses taught, results of evaluations (preferably of the last three years) as well as a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree.

We kindly ask you to submit your application by email. Please use the SecureMail Portal of TUD ( and send your documents in a single PDF document to: If you are applying by regular mail, please also attach your application documents in electronic form (CD or USB thumb drive) and send them to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekan, Herrn Prof. Dr. Dominik Schrage, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

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