Are you an outstanding scholar with an international reputation, with a thematic profile on the sociology of Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses, and with a strong commitment to teaching and research?
The Department of Sociology is looking for a Full Professor of Sociology. The professor will focus on sociology in general and, in particular, on the study of inequalities relating to social stratification and life courses, as well as on the ways in which policies and institutions matter for stratification processes. With such a profile, the professorship continues the well-established tradition at the Department of the institutional analysis of inequality in contemporary societies.
The Department of Sociology
is one of the largest and among the leading sociology departments in Europe. It has a long tradition of theoretically informed, conceptually innovative and empirically driven research. Research at the department can be characterized by its critical and publicly engaged approach to urgent societal problems and questions. The department is thematically broad and pluralistic both when it comes to theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Faculty focus on a wide variety of sociological fields including labour markets and policies, education, stratification, organizations, urban studies, migration and citizenship, culture, health and care, gender and sexuality. These themes also figure in the course offerings in the several teaching programmes: a BSc program
me (with both English and Dutch as languages of instruction), a one-year MSc program
me, and, together with the faculty's other social science departments, an interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's program
Research at the department is organized in three 'programme groups' - Cultural Sociology
; Political Sociology
; Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
(IIL) - under the auspices of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR
The vacant chair will be embedded within the IIL group. This group examines institutions in a broad way as the formal and informal rules and arrangements in society that govern individual behaviour and social relationships. The programme group also examines consequences of institutions for inequality and life courses. We do this using a mixture of methods and data with a focus on quantitative research, including analyses of (longitudinal) survey data, register data, (field) experimental data, social network analysis, big data, macro data and policy documents.
Researchers in the IIL group are also members of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS)
; a graduate school and research centre in collaboration with the universities of Groningen (Sociology department), Nijmegen (Sociology department), and Utrecht (departments of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science).What are you going to do
In this position you will:
- develop and lead educational programmes in the field of sociology, tailored to meet societal demands and the needs of students;
- teach and coordinate general, specialist and methodological courses in the BSc, MSc, Research Master's- and PhD-programmes of our department and the research schools - AISSR and ICS;
- carry out core managerial tasks and make a positive contribution to the organisation and cooperation within the programme group and the department;
- carry out and supervise empirical sociological research at a high academic level, further developing international leadership in this field, developing a research line in collaboration with junior staff members and other researchers working within the programme group, department, AISSR and ICS;
- acquire and help to acquire external funding for research (also on behalf of junior researchers);
- actively contribute to the development of sociology by publishing and participating in national and international research networks, educational and policy initiatives;
- seek (knowledge) exchange and (research) cooperation with professionals in your research area and engage with organisations and groups beyond academia.