Program Lead/Fixed-term Lecturer (d/f/m) "Master of Public Policy and Social Change"

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Institutes of Political Science and Sociology

Bewerbungsfrist: 30 April, 2019

The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities and in recent years has been very successful in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative. The Institutes of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a position as

Program Lead/Fixed-term Lecturer (d/f/m)
Master of Public Policy and Social Change
(German public sector pay scheme 13 TV-L, 50%)

for the duration of 5 years from 1 October 2019. Annual salary is commensurate with experience starting from 23.000 Euro.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the launch of the new Master Program “Master of Public Policy and Social Change” at the University of Tübingen. Responsibilities include marketing of the new program, admissions, advising incoming students, and a contribution to teaching. The post offers the possibility to enroll in our PhD program or to complete a habilitation (a prerequisite in the German higher education system for a professorship).

The new Master of Public Policy and Social Change is a key element of the internationalization strategy of the Institute of Political Science and the Department of Sociology. The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences offers a friendly, constructive, and internationally orientated research and teaching environment.


Candidates are expected to have excellent organizational skills, an excellent academic background, and hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in public policy, political science, sociology or related social science disciplines, such as social policy, or economics by the start of the position.

Ideally, candidates should have knowledge of and experience in developing and facilitating international degree programs. International experience in higher education is an advantage. Furthermore, candidates should have research and teaching interests in public policy or social change. Excellent English language skills and a working knowledge of German are required. We expect candidates to demonstrate good writing and presentation skills, evidence of personal engagement, ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Please send your application by April 30 in English or German, preferably in electronic form, to: julia.buchnerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de.

The application should include: (1) a cover letter stating why the candidate is a good fit for this position, (2) a CV and copies of degree certificates, (3) names of two references (with contact information; no letter of recommendation needed at this time).

For queries, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (martin.seeleib-kaiserspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de).

The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of their age, religion or ethnic background. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore specifically encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.