Professorship in Social and Behavioral Data Science (f/m/d)

full-time, salary level: W3

Reference Number 2021/135. The Professorship at the Department of Politics and Public Administration is tenured and supposed to start on the April 1st, 2022, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the University Council.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The successful candidate develops and applies computational and data-intensive methods to study human behavior and social interaction, and has domain expertise in one of the social and behavioral sciences (economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or a related field). Possible focus areas are, among others, the analysis of unstructured data (text, audio, image, video) or causal inference (causal machine learning, causal discovery). The holder of the position takes, together with the simultaneously advertised professorship in Data Analytics and Computational Statistics, a leading role in the interdisciplinary Master's program in Social and Economic Data Science (SEDS), and is committed to the development of the emerging field of Data Science at the University of Konstanz.

The position requires a doctoral degree in one of the social and behavioral sciences, computer science, or statistics, with an evident inclination to the other disciplines. Applicants have a strong research record substantiated through relevant publications in high-rank journals, as well as experience in attracting external funding. Equally important, applicants must be able to provide quality teaching at the graduate level.

The final decision about the creation of this position is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Science, Research and The Arts Baden Württemberg and the University Council. For further information please contact the head of the SEDS programme, Peter Selb, via phone: +49 (0)7531/88-2321 or e-mail:

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV including a list of publications and details on teaching experience, two relevant academic papers, copies of academic certificates, and teaching evaluations) as a single pdf-file by July 4th, 2021 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. To find out how the University of Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career program, please visit: Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



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