CV Andrea D. Bührmann

Professional career

Professional career

  • 2017 - 2021 Vice-President for Studies, Teaching, Equality and Diversity, University of Göttingen (2nd election period)
  • 2015 - 2017 Vice-President for Teaching and Studies, University of Göttingen (1st election period)
  • 2013 - 2015 Dean of Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Göttingen
  • Since 2013 Professor and founding Director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, University of Göttingen
  • 2011 - 2013 Professor for Sociology in the unit for "Work, knowledge and social structure analysis", Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen
  • 2009 - 2011 Adjunct professor for Sociology, Institute of Sociology, University of Münster
  • 2007 - 2008 Visiting professor, Institute of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich
  • 2003 - 2006 Visiting professor, Institute of Sociology, University of Dortmund
  • 2003 Private lecturer, University of Münster
  • 2000 - 2003 DFG postdoctoral fellowship
  • 1995 - 1999 Research associate, University of Paderborn
  • 1994 - 1995 Trainee personnel officer, Dingden
  • 1989 -1993 Research assistant at the University of Münster

Appointments Received

  • 2012 for a W-3 chair (“Sociology and Gender Studies”) at the University of Konstanz (turned down)
  • 2011 for a W-2 chair (“Work and Knowledge”) at the University of Münster (turned down)
  • 2011 for a W-2 professorship (“Sociology of Gender Relations”) at the University of Göttingen (accepted)

Scholarships, Fellowships and Guest Lectureships/Guest Professorships

  • 2023 invitation to be a guest professor at the University of Haifa
  • 2023 Visiting scholar at the University of Klagenfurt
  • 2018 Visiting scholar at the German Institute for Japanese Studies – Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, Tokyo/Japan (July/August)
  • 2015 Visiting professor, University of Klagenfurt, Institute of Organisational Development, Group Dynamics and Intervention Research
  • 2014 Research fellow and visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008/2009 Visiting professor, University of Vienna
  • 2005 Visiting professor, University of Salzburg
  • 2000 – 2003 Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Education and academic career

  • 2003 Habilitation degree in “General Sociology”, University of Münster
  • 1995 Dr. phil. in sociology (minors: philosophy and politics), University of Münster
  • 1988 MA in sociology (minors: philosophy and politics), University of Münster
  • 1984 – 1988 Studies in sociology, philosophy and politics
  • 1981 – 1984 Studies in German language and literature, philosophy and law
  • 1981 Abitur at Städt. Gymnasium Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia

Professional and science policy activities


  • Member and chairperson of the University Council, University of Erfurt (since October 2023)
  • Since 2023: Member of the extended board, International Association for Diversity Management (idm) (since 2023)
  • Chair of the Thematic Peer Group "Approaches in learning and teaching to promoting equity and inclusion", European University Association (EUA), Brussels (2020 – 2021)
  • Member of the founding committee of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) network of Vice-Presidents, Vice-Chancellors for Teaching and Studies, “A strong voice for teaching” (2018 – 2021)
  • Deputy Speaker of the Standing Commission for Studies and Teaching at the State University Conference of Lower Saxony (Landeshochschulkonferenz) (2018 – 2021)
  • Co-Speaker of office holders in university presidencies/rectorates in the field of diversity (together with Sylvia Heuchemer and Doris Klee) (2017 – 2021)
  • Head of the working group "Work of the self-employed" in the sociology of work and industrial sociology section of the German Sociological Association (together with Hans J. Pongratz and Lena Schürmann) (since 2014)
  • Speaker of the interdisciplinary research group "Dynamics of gender constellations", University of Dortmund (together with Sigrid Metz-Göckel) (2004 – 2006)

Auditor of the Stifterverband’s „Diversity Audit“ for the development and implementation of university specific diversity strategies:

  • External auditor at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the audit process „Vielfalt gestalten“ (2021 – 2023)
  • External auditor at the University of Erfurt for the audit process „Vielfalt gestalten“ (2021 – 2023)
  • External auditor for the re-auditing process at the University of Tübingen for the audit „Vielfalt gestalten“ (2021)

Editor and reviewer

Editor of academic journals

  • Journal for diversity research and management/ Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und –management (ZDfm)

Reviewer for academic journals

    Arbeit – Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung, Arbeitspolitik; Forum Qualitative Social Research (fqs); Gender – Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft; Gender in Management: an International Journal; Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ÖZP); Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ÖZS); Die Unternehmung – Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice; Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung/Journal for Discourse Studies (ZfD); Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ZfS)

Advisory/Scientific board member for academic journals

  • „GENDER. Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft“
  • „Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung/Journal for Discourse Studies“ (ZfD)

Member of selection committees for the following scholarship foundations

  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation; German Academic Scholarship Foundation; German-American Fulbright Commission

Reviewer for the following organizations

  • Berlin University Alliance (BUA)
  • German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Registered external expert, EU Commission (ERC-EU)
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research
  • Hans Böckler Foundation (HBS)
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Minerva Foundation; Max Planck Society
  • Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
  • Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb)

Temporary collaboration and appointments

  • 2023 Chairperson and member of the University Council of the University of Erfurt (four-year term)
  • 2023 Selection committee of the BMBF grant programme "Geschlechteraspekte im Blick"
  • Since 2023 Working group "The interrelation between social, cultural and political identities, as well as the sense of belonging, and democracies"
  • Since 2022: Member of the innovation board of the Institut für Bildungsprozessforschung und Bildungsmanagement (IBfBm) Berlin
  • Since 2022: Member of the expert pool on advisory meetings for the promotion of female early career researchers
  • Since 2021: Member of the scientific advisory board of the University Network on Social Responsibility (
  • Since 2021 Member of the Expert Commission of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts (HMWK) for the state programme „High Quality in Teaching and Learning: A good framework for studies“ (QuiS) in the context of the „Future Contract for Strengthening Studying and Teaching in Higher Education“ (ZVSL)
  • Seit 2020 Beauftragte des Präsidiums der Universität Göttingen als Mitglied der „Working Group on Equality and Diversity“ bei dem Universitäts-Netzwerk “COIMBRA”
  • Seit 2020 Beauftragte des Präsidiums der Universität Göttingen als Mitglied der „Working Group on Gender and Diversity“ bei dem Universitäts-Netzwerk „The Guild“
  • Since 2020: Member of the Board of Experts, ENLIGHT university network
  • Since 2020 Member of the scientific advisory board of the Erasmus+ Project „ENTRANTS - Enhancing the transition of non-traditional students“
  • Since 2019 Jury member, prize for research, transfer and promotion, TH Köln - University of Appliled Sciences
  • 2019 Expert in the Inquiry Commission „Digital Transformation of work in Northrhine-Westphalia“, North-Rhine-Westphalian Landtag, Düsseldorf
  • 2019 Jury member for the programme “Data Literacy Education. NRW”
  • 2019 Member of the evaluation panel, grant programme „Diversity“ , Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2018 Jury member, Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank
  • 2018 Jury member, Swiss National Fund, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 2017 - 2021 Member of the academic advisory board of the research project „Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen und die Herausforderungen von Migration und Diversität: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)" (Förderung durch das BMBF)
  • Since 2016 Member of the scientific advisory board of the European Center for Constitutional Human Rights e.V. (ECCHR)
  • 2016 Member of the council of experts advising the Expert Commission for the Second Gender Equality Report of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Since 2016 Member of the Fachbeirat Schule-Beruf, Bildungsregion Südniedersachsen
  • 2015 - 2016 Reviewer group for systems accreditation, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (AQUIN)
  • 2013 - 2019 Jury member, Diversity Management Award “Diversitas” for universities and research institutions at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy
  • Since 2013 Member of the Regional Studies Association Network on Entrepreneurship, Gender and Structural Transformation (RSE network)
  • 2011 - 2013 associate member, Graduiertenkolleg „Qualifikatorisches Upgrading in KMU – Fachkräfte und Akademisierung im Mittelstand“
  • 2010 Member of the expert board, "Initiative Beschäftigung", Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS)

Membership in academic organizations

  • European Women Rectors Association (EWORA)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Berufsverband Deutscher Soziologinnen und Soziologen e. V. (BDS); Senatorin (2010 – 2012)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)

Activities in university governance at the University of Göttingen

  • Chair of the Central Committee for Teaching and Learning (2015 – 2021 [re-elections in 2017 and 2019])
  • Chair of the Deans of Studies Council (since 2015)
  • Deputy Director of the Göttingen Centre for Genderstudies (2014 – 2015)
  • Member of the graduate committee, Faculty of Social Sciences (2014 – 2015)
  • Member of the Equal Opportunities Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences (2014 – 2015)
  • Member of the commission of inquiry for safeguarding good scientific practice, University of Göttingen (2013 – 2015)
  • Member of the Executive Board, Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences GGG (2013 – 2015)
  • Managing Director, Göttingen Diversity Research Institute (since 2013)
  • Start-up Commissioner of the Faculty of Social Sciences (since 2013) Member. Committee of Study Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences (2011 – 2013)