Associate Professor or Full Professor in sociology of education


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Université de Lausanne - Faculté des SSP


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.
PresentationIn order to complete our team, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences opens the position of Associate Professor or Full Professor in sociology of education Expected start date in position : 01.08.2023Contract length : 6 years renewableActivity rate : 100%Workplace : Lausanne, Dorigny
Your responsibilitiesTeaching (45%)
Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year:Mixed methods in education - BA seminar - 6 credits
Sociology of education - MA seminar - 6 credits
Sociology of education - MA course - 6 creditsThe postholder will supervise Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.Research (45%)The postholder will develop her or his own programme of research in the broad field of education, including education and training pathways, education systems (schools, tertiary, vocational etc.), governance of education establishments etc. An interest in inclusive education, and/or education on sustainability, and/or digital would be an asset. S/he will be expected to produce high-quality academic publications.
The postholder must be willing to work as a member of the team in the Institute of Social Sciences, contribute to the scientific work of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) in the field of education (the Education and Training Observatory (OBSEF) and the Observatory of Science, politics and Society (OSPS)) and collaborate constructively with the HEP (teacher training college) of the Canton of Vaud.
The postholder will seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and will contribute to national and international research.Administrative responsibilities (10%)
Your qualificationsDoctorate in social sciences or equivalent qualification
Academic teaching experience
Proven research record in sociology of education
This post is open to specialists in all levels and types of education: schools, universities, tertiary education, vocational education etc.
Methodological pluralism required (quantitative, qualitative and mixed approaches)
od links with international networks
Proficiency in French and English is essential. Kledge of German would be an assetWhat the position offers youWe offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.
Your applicationDeadline : 09.11.2022Candidates are invited to submit their application in pdf format via the online recruitment platform including:a covering letter,an academic CV, including a publications list,copy of diplomas and qualifications;five main publications in PDF format.Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.References: candidates may provide a maximum of three references, with their names and email addresses. There is no need to provide letters of support at this stage; we will do so if necessary.  
Additional informationUNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. supports early career researchers. process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.