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Deadline: Professor of Organizational Sociology


The Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: A European Professional School for Public Policy
is recruiting a

Professor of Organizational Sociology
Open Rank

The Hertie School of Governance is devoted to the analysis of problems in public policy and governance. Its Master of Public Policy (MPP) program qualifies students for leadership positions in the public and private sectors as well as in civil society at both the national and international level. It also is initiating an Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM) program.

The successful applicant is expected to teach courses in the MPP or EMPM program as well as in Executive Education seminars. In addition, the School’s faculty will contribute, in their respective field of scholarly competence and against the background of their previous work, to research on the changing role of the state and the challenges of modern governance. The position is to be filled by spring 2009.

Applicants for this position should have a doctorate or PhD in sociology or a related field of the social sciences. We expect a specialization in the broad field of organizational sciences as applied to both public and private sector organizations. The candidate should have a track record in theoretically grounded empirical research. Expertise in innovative research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, is a further asset. The candidate should be both qualified as well as prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment and to teach graduate and executive level courses in public management and public policy but will also be asked to develop new course types within the field of organization sociology.

Applicants should have:

- an international profile
- published extensively in top social science journals
- a proven record in teaching

Experience in consulting or training in public, private or non-profit organizations would also be
advantageous. As a professional school, the Hertie School of Governance seeks faculty with a commitment to intensive, high quality teaching and with experience in advising and the interaction between research and public policy.

All applicants are expected to be professionally fluent in English, the teaching language of the Hertie School. Command of the German language is expected to be acquired over time. The acquisition of German will be actively supported. The Hertie School is prepared to reward excellence with competitive salaries and attractive conditions of work. The level of the position will be in line with the candidate’s qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin no later than June 15th 2008. Application procedure: The Hertie School will review applications that include all of the following documents:

- A current Curriculum Vitae in English, including detailed personal and professional data;
- A current publication list in English
- A letter of motivation in English, including a detailed elaboration of the candidate’s teaching experience
- Names and contact details of two further reference persons

Please visit www.hertie-school.org for further information about the Hertie School and for details on application procedures. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer. If you should have any questions, please contact: Kai Wegrich ( ). Strict confidentiality in the applications process is assured. Application packages should be sent no later June 15th 2008 to:

Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn / Academic Director
Hertie School of Governance
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Към новина: 16/05/2008 Professor of Organizational Sociology

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