Research Assistent (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - Chair of Development and Postcolonial Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science - head: Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai - temporary (currently 34 hours per week)

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Part-time position with 85,00 % the working hours of a full-time employment. This is a fixed term-position of three years with the possibility of extending the contract for a further three years (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 2 WissZeitVG; opportunity for PhD project).



  • Contributions to research and teaching at the chair of development and postcolonial studies, including teaching in the English-language Master Global Political Economy and Development
  • Independent work on a research project on a corresponding topic



  • Completed course of academic study (Master degree) in one of these three fields: Development Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Global Political Economy, completed with very good results
  • good knowledge of the other two areas
  • teaching experience
  • very good proficiency in English
  • good proficiency in German OR willingness to learn German to a level of proficiency that enables teaching university courses within two years


Of advantage are:

  • good knowledge of methods
  • field research experience
  • experience in research proposal writing and carrying out research projects
  • socio-political commitment
  • willingness to participate in projects of knowledge transfer to and dialogue with society


Applicants must submit a sketch of a planned research project (3 pages) and name two references.


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai, Tel.: 0561-804-3023, E-Mail: ziai[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, zur Verfügung.


The protection of your personal data is very important to us, so we will handle your personal data with care. By your application, you allow us to store and use your data in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.


The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, quoting the applicable reference number.