Two Assistant Professors in Sociology - University of Amsterdam


In the Department of Sociology, part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, we are looking for two Assistant professors in Sociology.

Are you a promising early-career scholar with a strong commitment to teaching and research? The Department of Sociology has an opening for two Assistant Professors of Sociology. One Assistant Professor will be embedded in the Cultural Sociology programme group, and the other in the Institutions, Inequalities, and Life Courses (IIL) programme group.

The program group Cultural Sociology is looking for an assistant professor with a strong commitment to general sociology and a track record or demonstrable interest in the areas of sustainability, ecology, environmental justice and/or climate change. We are interested in candidates, who approach these topics from diverse perspectives, including Science & Technology Studies / Actor Network Theory. While qualitative and quantitative skills are equally welcome, the knowledge of novel research methodologies is a plus.

The IIL programme group is looking for an assistant professor with a strong commitment to general sociology and demonstrable expertise in at least one of the following areas: spatial/residential segregation, sustainability, migration, family and social relationships, criminality, or sociogenomics. Methodologically, quantitative research skills are required; experience with (field) experimental research designs is considered a plus.

Intersection(s) between two or more substantive areas of research for both positions is possible and will be considered a plus. Connection to the research agendas of (one of) the two programme groups is relevant, as is a possible bridge between programme groups, including Political Sociology, the third programme group in the department.

Methodologically, the Department of Sociology embraces a broad set of approaches to empirical sociological research. In addition to methodological approaches currently used in the department, we also welcome applicants with expertise in computational social science.


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