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Junior Professorship (W1) in Comparative Social Policy
University of Konstanz
Junior Professorship in Comparative Social Policy (f/m/d)
Fulltime, Salary level W1
Job Offer Reference No. 2020/246. The Junior Professorship at the Department of Politics and Public
Administration is untenured and supposed to start on the 1st of October 2021.
The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence
Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz is seeking applications for a Junior Professorship in
Computational Social Science.
The successful candidate should have an early track record in the comparative analysis of social policy, broadly defined, including education, labour
market and health policy. Connections to research in comparative political economy as well as the analysis of social inequality are welcome. The
successful candidate’s research should focus on one or more of the following topical areas: the analysis of the linkage between party politics and the
welfare state, the implications of welfare state policies for the formation of attitudes and political behaviour, the analysis of reform processes in skill
formation and welfare state politics from the perspective of political economy, the study of how technological change (digitalization) affects the politics
of the welfare state as well as how social policy interacts with environmental justice and climate change politics. Teaching responsibilities will include
classes in policy analysis, comparative welfare state and political economy research, both on the BA and MA level.
The candidate must hold a doctoral degree either in political science, sociology or a related social science, with an evident inclination to respect and
pursue interdisciplinary work in the social policy analysis. Applicants should have a promising research record, substantiated through publications in
high-ranked journals, as well as previous teaching experience in the above mentioned field.
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provide equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good
balance between university and family life. To find out how we support working couples through our dual career program, please visit:
We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV including a list of publications and details on teaching
experience, two relevant academic papers, copies of academic certificates, and teaching evaluations) as a single pdf-file by the 24th of January
2021 via our Online Application Portal.