CV (english)

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis

Personal Particulars

Date of birth:  1953
Nationality:  German
Marital status:   Married, one child



Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. Habilitation à diriger des recherches

1986 University of Konstanz. Dr. soc
1979 University of Freiburg. Magister Artium in Soziologie
1977 University of Nancy II, France. Licence ès sociologie


Since 2007 Professor in Sociology at St. Gallen University, Switzerland, 
2014-2017 Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
2002-2007 Professor in Sociology at Geneva University, Switzerland
1998-2002 Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1998 Visiting Professor at the University of  Montréal, INRS „Culture et Société“
1994-1998 Assistant Professor at Geneva University, Switzerland
1993-1994 Visiting Professor at the EHESS, Paris, France
1992-1994 Visiting Professor at the University of Paris V., René Descartes, France
1987-1988 Research Fellow at the Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Collège de France
1985-1992 Assistant Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Assistant at the Department of Sociology at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Other professional activities

Since 2009 Vice-President of the Swiss Science Council
Since 2005 President of the Pierre Bourdieu Foundation: Pour les Sciences Sociales Européennes, Geneva
2000-2010 Member of the National Research Council of the SNSF

President of the Commission of Equal Opportunities of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


Member of the Steering Committee of the National Research Programme 52 (NRP 52)

Since 2003 President of the SNSF-Commission Marie-Heim-Vögtlin

Prizes and Awards

1999 Prize for sociological essay writing from the Thyssen-Foundation
1988 Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation
1973-1979 Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
clickFoto: Pierre Bourdieu