Research Assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - Institute of Social Work and Social Welfare

Faculty of Human Sciences - Prof. Dr. Mechthild Bereswill - fixed-term, part-time (currently 26,67 hours/week)

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

reference number:


applications to:


Part-time position with two-thirds of the regular full work time; fixed-term, initially for three years (Qualifikationsstelle gem. § 65 HHG i. V. mit § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG). The successful candidate can qualify for a doctoral degree.



  • Independent research to write a doctoral dissertation
  • Teaching within the Institute of Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Contribution to research and a third-party funding application of a post-doc researcher working on “Disability and Assistance Dogs” (Dr. Birkan Tas)



  • Excellent or very good Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (such as sociology, social sciences, social work, social anthropology, cultural studies)
  • Ability to work in a team and carry out independent research under supervision
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research

Desirable skills:

  • Theoretical knowledge of critical animal studies and disability studies
  • Experience in employing qualitative research methods in social sciences
  • International academic experience
  • Organizing skills
  • Proficiency in German


Please send your application to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de as a single PDF file (using the reference number given in the subject line) with the following material written in English:


1) Cover Letter


2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Research Proposal with Abstract: 

Please send an abstract (with no more than 1,000 characters) of your project proposal. In your project proposal (no more than 10,000 characters) please indicate:


a) The aim of the project and central issues
         b) Research questions
         c) A detailed methodology
         d) A timetable for 3 years

4) Copies of your BA and MA diploma’s and grades

For further information or questions please contact Dr. Birkan Tas at birkan.tas[at]uni-kassel[dot]de


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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 in the subject.


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