Faculty of Psychological, Educational and Sociological Sciences,

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Professor of Sociology (full-time)

The Department of Sociology is responsible for training undergraduate

students of sociology. Research in the Department of Sociology is

realised within the research program of the Interuniversity Center

for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). The ICS has been

recognized by the Royal Netherlands' Academy of Arts and Sciences

(KNAW) as a research school with three equal partners: the University

of Groningen (chairholder), the University of Utrecht and the

Catholic University of Nijmegen. The European Commission has

appointed the ICS as a European Marie Curie Training Site.

The profile of the Department of Sociology shows a strong orientation

toward systematic elaboration of theories (where possible in

mathematical models), empirical testing of these models (where

possible with use of advanced statistical models) and the development

of theories and techniques for policy analysis and social

intervention. At present, policy analysis and social interventions

pertain to organizations, labor markets, school systems, health care

and collective decision making.

At the Department of Sociology the three professors presently in

office will be succeeded in the short and medium term. However, they

will stay in function on a part-time basis.

The three new professors are expected to have partly overlapping

competences in systematic theory building, methods and techniques of

social science research and policy analysis focused on social

intervention. Each candidate should at least be competent in, and

have gained experience in two of these fields. Although none of the

professors in office will start working part-time in the coming two

years, a successor is already being sought at this early stage in

order to guarantee the continuity within the Department of Sociology.

Within this framework, a new professor is sought who is expected to

contribute significantly to the continuation of the high standard of

the Department of Sociology and of the ICS research school.

 

Job description:

The new professor

- will contribute to undergraduate and graduate education

- will contribute to integration and renewal of the educational

program of sociology

- will contribute- within the framework of the ICS research program-

to the development of models and methods for theory-guided empirical

research and social interventions, particularly with regard to

cooperation and coordination problems as well as problems concerning

the evolution and maintenance of solidary behavior

- will be expected to develop one or more innovative research

programs in which post-docs and Ph.D. students can participate

- will be expected to play a leading role in the ICS as a member of

the board of directors and as one of the future scientific directors.

 

Job requirements:

- a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline

- publications in leading international journals that give evidence

of the applicant's expertise in systematic theory building, methods

and techniques of social science research and/or theory-guided social

interventions

- experience in theory-guided social interventions in the following

fields will be considered an advantage: organisations, policy of

labor markets, school systems, health care and collective decision

making

- affinity with methodological problems

- dedication to and experience in teaching

- successful acquisition of external research funds

- a broad professional network

- good management skills

Information:

- The chairman of the advisory committee, professor Frans N. Stokman,

phone: +31 00 50 3636259, e.mail: f.n.stokman@ppsw.rug.nl

- Personnel Department, Ms. I. Grasdijk, phone: +31 00 50 3636800,

e.mail: i.grasdijk@ppsw.rug.nl

- The ICS internetpage: http://www.rug.nl/ics, see "professorship in

Sociology"

Deadline: July 1, 2000

<fontfamily><param>Times</param><bigger><bigger>Faculty of

Psychological, Educational and Sociological Sciences, University of

Groningen, Netherlands

 

Professor of Sociology (full-time)

 

The Department of Sociology is responsible for training undergraduate

students of sociology. Research in the Department of Sociology is

realised within the research program of the Interuniversity Center for

Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). The ICS has been

recognized by the Royal Netherlands' Academy of Arts and Sciences

(KNAW) as a research school with three equal partners: the University

of Groningen (chairholder), the University of Utrecht and the Catholic

University of Nijmegen. The European Commission has appointed the ICS

as a European Marie Curie Training Site.

 

The profile of the Department of Sociology shows a strong orientation

toward systematic elaboration of theories (where possible in

mathematical models), empirical testing of these models (where possible

with use of advanced statistical models) and the development of

theories and techniques for policy analysis and social intervention. At

present, policy analysis and social interventions pertain to

organizations, labor markets, school systems, health care and

collective decision making.

 

At the Department of Sociology the three professors presently in office

will be succeeded in the short and medium term. However, they will stay

in function on a part-time basis.

The three new professors are expected to have partly overlapping

competences in systematic theory building, methods and techniques of

social science research and policy analysis focused on social

intervention. Each candidate should at least be competent in, and have

gained experience in two of these fields. Although none of the

professors in office will start working part-time in the coming two

years, a successor is already being sought at this early stage in order

to guarantee the continuity within the Department of Sociology.

 

Within this framework, a new professor is sought who is expected to

contribute significantly to the continuation of the high standard of

the Department of Sociology and of the ICS research school.

 

 

Job description:

 

The new professor

- will contribute to undergraduate and graduate education

- will contribute to integration and renewal of the educational program

of sociology

- will contribute- within the framework of the ICS research program-

to the development of models and methods for theory-guided empirical

research and social interventions, particularly with regard to

cooperation and coordination problems as well as problems concerning

the evolution and maintenance of solidary behavior

- will be expected to develop one or more innovative research programs

in which post-docs and Ph.D. students can participate

- will be expected to play a leading role in the ICS as a member of the

board of directors and as one of the future scientific directors.

 

 

Job requirements:

 

- a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline

- publications in leading international journals that give evidence of

the applicant's expertise in systematic theory building, methods and

techniques of social science research and/or theory-guided social

interventions

- experience in theory-guided social interventions in the following

fields will be considered an advantage: organisations, policy of labor

markets, school systems, health care and collective decision making

- affinity with methodological problems

- dedication to and experience in teaching

- successful acquisition of external research funds

- a broad professional network

- good management skills

 

Information:

- The chairman of the advisory committee, professor Frans N. Stokman,

phone: +31 00 50 3636259, e.mail: f.n.stokman@ppsw.rug.nl

- Personnel Department, Ms. I. Grasdijk, phone: +31 00 50 3636800,

e.mail: i.grasdijk@ppsw.rug.nl

- The ICS internetpage: http://www.rug.nl/ics, see "professorship in

Sociology"

 

Deadline: July 1, 2000

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