23.02.2022 | Internationale Agrarpolitik und Umweltgovernance | Stellenangebote

Student Assistant Position: up to 20 hours/week

The Section of International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance of the University of Kassel offers 1-2 Student Assistant positions for Master students. The position will start as soon as possible and lasts until end of March 2023.

Depending on time availability of the candidate(s), the position involves up to20 hrs/week. The student assistant will be involved into the general research and publication work of the section and specifically two third-funded research projects of the Section: AURORA, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service , aims to anchor the analysis of social-ecological systems (SES) of agri-environmental systems in the curricula of universities in the MENA region. Secondly, the EU-funded project BONEX aims to investigate the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems Nexus in the Mediterranean region. The student assistant will be closely involved with particular researchers in the Section. Possibilities for own research and funded field work can be provided if closely agreed in relation to contents of project work.


  • Assistance to the coordination of the two research projects (organisational, financial, and administrative aspects)
  • Communication with the University administration and project partners
  • Literature review related to the governance of water, energy and food in the Mediterranean region
  • Support of publication activities


  • Good knowledge of English and German (written and orally)
  • Knowledge of French is an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • Understanding of social science research methods, ability to write scientifically
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time availability for 12 months, flexible working hours

Depending on the specific task, it will not be required to work from Witzenhausen, but regular meetings will be held there, depending also on Corona regulations. Home Office is possible.

For further information, please contact Nora Schütze (schuetze[at]uni-kassel[dot]de). If you are interested in the position, please send your CV by March 15, 2022, preferably also earlier. Appointment can also start earlier for most adequate candidates.