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Full Professor of Sociology

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University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

"A place where knowledge is created"

As a leading business university we set global standards for research and teaching by promoting integrative thought, responsible action and an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation in business and society.

The University of St.Gallen and its School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) seek to appoint by February 1st 2019 a

Full Professor of Sociology

We seek outstanding academics who have demonstrated academic leadership in theories and methods of social science in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will have a track record of internationally recognized high-quality research and teaching experience. Expertise in empirical and qualitative social research in particular as well as research interests in cultural studies would be an asset as well. Special interests in the sociology of business and organisation, theories of social change and/or narratological research would be a decided advantage, as would connections with new theoretical approaches to action and behaviour.

Openness to interdisciplinary research, teaching and collaboration with the other subject areas of the SHSS as well as with other core disciplines at the University of St. Gallen would be expected. She or he will assume responsibility for the Society area of concentration within Contextual Studies. The languages of instruction are German and English.

Applicants must have a Habilitation or an equivalent qualification (in terms of substantial publications beyond the doctorate). The University of St. Gallen is seeking to increase the number of international scholars among its faculty and is committed to full diversity and gender equality. It expressly welcomes applicants from all groups that are under-represented within the university community.

For further information on the position advertised, please contact Professor Yvette Sánchez, Vice-Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences ( Applications, including CV, list of publications, certificates and teaching evaluations (but no publications or references) should be submitted in electronic form, using the job site of the University of St. Gallen (, by February 10th 2018.

University of St.Gallen | Dufourstrasse 50 | 9000 St.Gallen |

Status: Professor
Location: St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
Advert Published: 10 Jan 2018
Expiry date: 9 Feb 2018
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