Research Assistant (m/w/d), EG 13 TV-H - at the Section of International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance

Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences - full-time position (40 hours currently)

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

reference number:


applications to:


This is a fixed term-position of five months. The aim of the section is to extend the position.



  • Acquisition of third party funding together with the research team, and contribution to research in the Mediterranean region (Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East) on Governance of agri-environmental relations (e.g. Nexus governance, polycentric governance, transition research), resource use or organic farming and sustainable food systems
  • Literature analysis, development of research and teaching cooperation projects, development of networks in the target region
  • teaching (3 time hours per week) in the subject area of International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance



  • Successful course of academic study (Master degree and completed or almost completed Ph.D.) within a field related to International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance (Agricultural Sciences, Rural Studies, Economics, Political Sciences, Geography, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics and/or policy studies; institutional analysis and social-ecological systems research
  • Very good knowledge of the English language required, knowledge of French, Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese are of advantage
  • Experience with acquisition of third party funding
  • Ability to develop independent research


Advantageous are:

  • Good knowledge of agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics and/or policy studies; European and international agricultural and environmental policies
  • Interest in the field of „sustainable modes of food production“ or organic agriculture
  • Experience with quantitative, qualitative, inter- and transdisciplinary research


For further questions, please, contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Thiel: thiel[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. Please, submit the following documents: cover letter, cv, list of publications, certificates evaluating work experience


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.