Professorship in Sociology with a focus on Digitalization, New Media, and Industrial Development Johannes Kepler University Austria

Professorship in Sociology with a focus on
Digitalization, New Media, and Industrial Development

In compliance with § 98 of the 2002 Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Social Sciences,
Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz is announcing a tenured
faculty opening for permanent position as a university professor for Sociology, focus on
Digitalization, New Media and Industrial Development

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz
invites applications for a full-time, permanent position as a
Professor of Sociology with a focus on Digitalization, New Media, and Industrial Development
to begin immediately.

The main research areas will include analyzing digitalization and the use of new media. The focus is to
be on application-oriented industrial research. The successful candidate will conduct research under
the headings of Industry 4.0, Work 4.0, and the future of work as well the impact of digitization on
different areas of life, such as work and family, media and the public, and more.

The successful candidate will possess interdisciplinary and international work experience, present a list of
publications in the field of research as well as possess project experience on topics of real-world
relevance. In addition to international experience, the successful candidate should also be locally
knowledgeable as project collaboration with social partners, companies, the local government, and
local civil society have a history of tradition at the JKU and candidates must show potential to
continue developing these areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively take part in developing the academic content for
degree programs offered at the Institute for Sociology and related departments. In addition, the
successful candidate will actively take part in creating new, interdisciplinary teaching programs.
A detailed job profile contains the exact requirements for the positions. For more information, please
contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Johann Bacher (Institute for Sociology, johann.bacher@jku.at, +43 732 2468
7700).

Based on a voluntary basis agreement regarding salary, there is minimum salary according to the
collective agreement. Contingent upon the current position (present salary) is an annual gross salary
(minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement plus voluntary additional payments) of € 80,000
to €100,000.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for
this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified,
a woman will be given preference for this position.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send an application in
adherence to the stated criteria, together with the requested documentation including the application
form and current CV, plus all relevant documents, publication list, list of courses held, etc. to the
Rector of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (bewerbung@jku.at) by March 8, 2018. If
documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in triplet copy and should arrive at the
Rector's office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline

For more information: http://www.jku.at/content/e213/e63/e62/e14896/e344046


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