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Dear Socnetters, please find attached a job announcement that some may 
find interesting.
Best regards, Michael

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna announces the 
position of a Full Professor of Empirical Social Research Methods: 
Social Network Analysis with regard to Ethnographic Methods

As stated in its development plan 
( plan.html) the 
University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position as a major 
research-oriented university. Key elements of this strategy include the 
provision of an attractive range of research-based study programmes, 
support for furthering the work of junior academic colleagues, and 
high-calibre professorial appointments.

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna announces the 
position of a

Full Professor of Empirical Social Research Methods: Social Network 
Analysis with regard to Ethnographic Methods

(full time position under private law). In case of a first time 
appointment to a professorship, the appointment may be limited to 6 
years and will become permanent after a positive evaluation. The 
University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its 
faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore 
specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified 
applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

The Faculty wishes to appoint a social scientist acquainted both with 
the use and teaching of social network analysis within the context of 
ethnography and the systematic use of ethnographic data through 
quantitative and qualitative methods. The successful candidate will have 
an outstanding record of international research experience in one of the 
disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

- PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research 
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)

- Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent 
reputation as an active member in the international academic community 
¬(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification 
in the relevant field is desirable)

- Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research 
projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of 
team leadership

- Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to 
teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further the 
work of junior academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, 
within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in 
Bachelor programmes and participation in committees

The University of Vienna offers

- Attractive terms and conditions of employment with a negotiable and 
performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund
- A "start-up package" for the initiation of research projects
- An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high 
quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision
- Support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following 

- Academic curriculum vitae
- Brief description of current research interests and research plans for 
the immediate future
- List of publications together with
a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be 
particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an 
explanation of their relevance
b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as email 
attachments or through URLs of downloadable copies (PDF versions of 
monographs need only be provided if easily available.)
- List of talks given, including detailed information about invited 
plenaries at international conferences
- List of projects supported by third-party funds
- Short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD 

Applications in English should be submitted per e-mail (preferably as 
pdf attachments) to the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the 
University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter, 
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Prof. Dr. Michael Schnegg
Institut für Ethnologie
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügelbau West
20146 Hamburg

Tel: +49-(0)40/42838-6208
Fax: +49-(0)40/42838-6288

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