Associate Professor of Empirical Sociology

University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies


Institute of Social Studies


Duties and responsibilities
  • Conducting lectures and seminars of sociological methodology and social research methods, incl. on quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, at all levels of higher education.
  • Supervising master’s and doctoral students in sociology (in particular on topics related to children and youth studies and sociological methodology).
  • Internationally recognised research in five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of one doctoral thesis.
  • Management of a research theme or research project in the field of children and youth studies.
  • Development of science collaboration within the university's different institutions and between other research and development institutions/universities in the world.
  • Writing proposals and attracting additional funding on national and international levels.
Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification
Required experience
  • International-level research in the specialisation, the volume of which is equivalent to at least two doctoral theses.
  • Ongoing active engagement in research: internationally recognised research in the last five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of one doctoral thesis in the field(s) of children and/or youth studies. 
  • Experience in planning and conducting research, team or project management.
  • Competence of social research methods (incl. quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods).
  • Success in applying for research funding and performing RDC contracts in the last five years.
  • Previous teaching experience of sociological methodology and social research methods.
  • Effective supervising of master’s and/or doctoral students.
  • Experience in creating study and teaching aids for institutions of higher education mainly on topics of sociological methodology and social research methods.
  • Knowledge of modern study aids, learning environments, learning methods and their development opportunities.
  • Participation in the work of the international community of sociology.
Required language skills
Very good oral and written proficiency in Estonian. Good English skills are needed for communication in his/her field.

Starting at
Remuneration based on UT salary rules.
Additional info
Margit Keller

e-mail: Margit.Keller [ät]


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