Assistant Professor in European Politics, University of Mannheim

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a

Assistant Professor in European Politics (W1).

We seek a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of European politics. The assistant professorship (Juniorprofessur) should be committed to outstanding teaching in the B.A. and M.A./Ph.D. programs in political science. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Collaborative Research Center ‘Political Economy of Reforms’ (SFB 884) are expected. We ex- plicitly welcome teaching in the social science doctoral program (taught in English) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).

Candidates are required to have successfully completed their graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree in the social sciences. Depending on the necessary requirements, the successful candidate will be hired on a temporary civil servant position (W1) for up to four years. Following a positive evaluation the posi- tion can be extended up to six years in total based on the legal preconditions (§ 51 Abs. 7 & 8 LHG). A tenure track option is not available.

The University of Mannheim is deeply committed to student mentoring and expects a strong presence of its faculty on campus. The successful candidate is therefore expected to move into the Mannheim metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in re- search and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a Cover Letter (single file), Curricu- lum Vitae including a list of Publications (single file), Certificates/Records (single file) and the two latest teaching evaluations (single file) as well as two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Dean).

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above mentioned doc- uments to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni- mannheim.de).

All applications received before January 31st 2012 will be given full consideration.

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