Full Professorship (W3) of Sociology with a Focus on Social Inequalities and Social Structures (Chair)

Faculty of Social Sciences
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
30 Oct 2021
Payment grade

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) of Sociology with a Focus on Social Inequalities and Social Structures (Chair) commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship covers sociology in research and teaching with a focus on social inequalities and social stratification. Excellent knowledge of theory and empirical research in this field is expected. We are looking for a scholar with proficiency in empirical research and development of social theories on national, international and/or global inequalities. Candidates are expected to consider complex interactions of causes, dimensions and consequences of social inequalities. With this research and teaching profile, the professorship contributes to the diverse research traditions and paradigms at the LMU Sociology Department.

The tasks of the professorship include internationally visible research and publications as well as competitively acquired research project funds. Teaching is to be provided primarily in the bachelor's and master's programs in sociology, particularly with courses on social stratification, social policy, social differentiation and social inequalities, as well as courses on sociological diagnoses of present societies. The chair also contributes to the teaching program in qualitative and/or quantitative empirical methods. The holder of the position is expected to participate in strengthening the international profile of the LMU Sociology Department.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room A 114, 80539 Munich, Germany, no later than 30 October 2021. Please also send the application documents as ONE PDF to dekanat15@lmu.de.

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