Full Professorship (W3) in empirical macro sociology

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Heidelberg University invites applications for a

Full PROFESSORSHIP (W3) in empirical macro sociology

starting in October 2020.

Position remit

The successful candidate is expected to carry out empirical research in the area of macrosociology. We are looking for an internationally renowned scientist with a strong research profile in comparative sociology. Teaching in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programme is required, in compliance with the Baden-Württemberg “Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung” (regulation on teaching responsibilities). Teaching in English is possible.


In accordance with Section 51 Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg (the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act), the successful candidate is expected to have an excellent Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, good pedagogical skills, and publications in international, peer-reviewed journals in the relevant field.

The university aims to increase the number of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented until now. Qualified female academics are especially invited to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants who are otherwise equally qualified for the position.

Applications should include a CV (description of academic background including teaching experience and a list of all relevant publications), teaching evaluations as well as three electronic copies of the applicant’s main publications. Complete applications should be sent by email to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (jobs@wiso.uni-heidelberg.de). The application deadline is 25.03.2019. Fly-outs are expected to take place on 15.05.2019.

Informal inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Kathia Serrano-Velarde, kathia.serrano@mwi.uni-heidelberg.de