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Full Professorship (W3) Vacancy at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim

The Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim has an immediate vacancy to cover the position of a Full Professor for Quantitative Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences (W3).

The position is initially advertised until 31 January 2018 with the possibility of extension.

The CDSS is part of Mannheim’s Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), funded be the ‘Excellence Initiative’ of the German federal and state governments. The CDSS encompasses PhD programs in Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

The CDSS wishes to appoint a scientist holding a PhD in political science, psychology or sociology with a proven track record in empirical and quantitative methods. The successful candidate must possess a record of recent relevant publications as well as academic teaching experience in the subject matter.

The post entails teaching obligations of three courses per semester within the framework of the Graduate School. The post holder will also be expected to co-supervise and mentor CDSS doctoral candidates. The working and teaching language at the CDSS is English.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a brief motivation letter, a CV, and a list of publications to:

Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder   

Academic Director of the CDSS

Universität Mannheim

Schloss EO 255

68131 Mannheim


The closing date for applications is midnight 23 April 2017.

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