W3 Professorship in Sociology with a Focus on Theory
Leipzig University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 October 2021:


(Successor to Professor Thomas Voss)


The holder of the position is expected to represent the theoretical foundations of sociology and their history. His or her work possesses connectivity to empirical social research and matches the corresponding profile of Leipzig University’s Institute of Sociology. A focus should be on analytical theory of action and social theory, formal modelling, network research or computational social sciences. The successful candidate will have experience in publishing in international peer-reviewed journals as well as in raising third-party funds.


This professorship is intended to participate in the new nationwide Institute for the Research of Societal Integration as part of the University’s research profile area of “Global Connections and Comparisons”.


The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.


Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.


Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.


Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), preferably also in digital format as a single PDF document, to


Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Professor Roger Berger
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

by no later than 1 November 2019.



Closing date:
1 November 2019

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