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Professor (f/m) of Cultural Sociology

Application deadline: November 8th 2017

The Institute of Sociology at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Cultural Sociology (40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date October 1st 2018 )


The incumbent shall represent the subject of Cultural Sociology in research and teaching and prove his or her experience gained in that field as well as in qualitative social research methods. His/her areas of responsibility include the teaching of courses in the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes and the supervision of young scientists. Through the cooperation within the institute’s research projects, the development of contractual research projects of her/his own, s/he shall contribute significantly to the institute's research core areas as well as connect with the university's profile.

Requirements for employment

  • Completion of an appropriate university degree at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Sociology or a related field
  • Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching for the relevant subject and profile of the professorship
  • Skills in university didactics
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Professional experience abroad
  • An international publication record, presentations at international conferences
  • Willingness to teach in German and English
  • Interdisciplinary orientation, especially with relevance to social and economic sciences
  • Experience in the conception and realisation of research projects and acquisition of contractual research projects
  • Competence in gender mainstreaming, the candidate is expected to demonstrate his/her skills in teaching and educational methodology.


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A1

Minimum salary
The minimum salary according to the classification scheme of the collective agreement is EUR 68.475,40 gross per year. Salary subject to negotiation.

How to participate to the Application

Strategic positioning (profile)
The Professor of Cultural Sociology should have a clear theoretical focus while, at the same time, being able to carry out relevant, empirical studies. As part of this professorship, reference should be made to contemporary fields of research (e.g. media sociology, applied sociology and sociology of space). The successful candidate for the position will represent the subject of Cultural Sociology in both research and teaching and prove his or her experience gained in that field as well as in qualitative social research methods. Through his/her involvement in the Institute’s research projects and through his/her own projects financed by third-party funds, s/he will make a significant contribution to the institute’s research core areas and connect with the university’s profile.

Application deadline: November 8th 2017
Reference number: BV/3/98 ex 2016/17.

The University of Graz is striving to increase the number of women, particularly in executive positions, and thus explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Information & contacts

If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found HERE) within the deadline.

Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:

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