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Research Associate (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - in the Department of Information Systems and Systems Development

Department of Economics, Institute of Business Administration - Prof. Dr. Matthias Söllner - temporary, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)

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As soon as possible

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The position is initially limited for 3 years with the possibility of extension for another 2 years (qualification position according to § 65 HHG in connection with § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG). The possibility of doctoral studies is given and will be actively promoted by the head of the department personally.


As of 01.08.2019, I will start my new position at the University of Kassel and am looking for two motivated staff members who would like to support me in building up the department and do a PhD on current topics in Information Systems. You should be enthusiastic about conducting relevant and high-quality research in the topics "Trust or mistrust in technology (e.g. AI or blockchain)", "Digital innovations in learning (e.g. IT-supported individualization of learning processes)" or "Design of human-AI collaboration (e.g. in learning or design thinking)" and have an interest in helping to shape a young field.


I offer:

  • Collaboration with renowned research institutions, organizations, and companies.
  • Possibility to do a PhD in one of the above mentioned topics
  • Intensive PhD supervision and the opportunity to discuss your research with renowned colleagues at conferences around the world
  • Research and work in a young, dynamic team with a pleasant working atmosphere
  • A wide range of personal development opportunities
  • Early assumption of responsibility and the opportunity to help build up and shape a young field of expertise


I expect from you:

  • A good or very good university degree in economics / business administration / business informatics or related subjects
  • Enthusiasm for high-quality research and ideally already some experience in behavioral or design-oriented research methods
  • Strong social and communication skills, initiative, high sense of responsibility, ability to work in a team and very good organizational skills
  • Support in teaching at the department and assumption of departmental tasks
  • Openness to work in interdisciplinary projects and willingness to cooperate nationally and internationally with partners in science and practice
  • Very good knowledge of German and English


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Söllner, e-mail: soellner[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


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In terms of equal opportunities, the University of Kassel strives to offer women and men the same development opportunities and to counteract existing disadvantages. The aim is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they are equally qualified and qualified. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please submit only copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, indicating the reference number in the subject line, and preferably also in electronic form.