Stellenangebot: Professor (W2, tenure track) of Sociology with a Focus on Environmental Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the position of

Professor (W2, tenure track) of Sociology with a Focus on Environmental Sociology

in the Institute of Social Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences. This civil servant or public employee position will start as soon as possible.


This is a tenure-track position for an initial six-year term. If tenure is approved at the end of the term, the position will be made permanent and promotion to the rank of Distinguished Professor (W3) will be granted.

The successful candidate will have a strong international reputation based on research and teaching in Environmental Sociology and is able to substantiate focal points in sustainability or biodiversity or climate research through internationally visible publications. It is also desirable to work on socio-ecological transformation processes. Experience in theory-guided empirical research as well as in the successful acquisition of third-party funds are a prerequisite. The successful candidate is open to participating in current and future research projects at Goethe University – in particular in the initiative „Robust Nature“ as well as other interdisciplinary activities in the profile area „Sustainability & Biodiversity“. We expect teaching engagement in all of the Faculty’s degree programs and in the interdisciplinary master‘s program „Environmental Studies“. Furthermore, experience in interdisciplinary collaborations with natural sciences is desired. Successful candidates will be required to participate in the academic self-administration.

The professorship is also involved in teacher training; experience and concepts for teaching subject content in schools are welcome.
The formal hiring requirements are defined in sections 67, 68, and 70 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we are welcoming applications by qualified women and people with a migrant background. At Goethe University, a special emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining a family-friendly work and research environment. Where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference is given to candidates with disabilities or equivalent. The same applies to women in fields in which they are under-represented.


To apply, please send a CV, a list of publications, an overview of your research and teaching activities as well as transcripts and a selection of recent course evaluations as a single PDF document by 29.12.2022 to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase: . Please quote the reference number 26/2022 in your application. Further information about the appointment process, the legal framework and data protection: .

More information can be found here.