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Research Associate (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - Globalization and Politics

Faculty of Social Sciences - Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer - 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 (qualification position according to § 65 HHG in conjunction with § 2 para. 1 sentence 1 WissZeitVG). The successful candidate can qualify for a doctoral degree.



  • Contribution to research and teaching in the area of "Globalization and Politics"
  • Organizational and substantive support for a post-doc in preparing third-party funding applications on "International organizations and post-growth ideas", especially through research assistance work
  • Independent research in political science (doctoral thesis)


Essential skills:

  • Excellent or very good degree in politics (MA or equivalent) with a specialization in International Relations, International Political Economy or global governance
  • Proven ability to work in teams, communication skills
  • Proven ability to undertake thorough and independent work
  • Excellent command of the English language (in both writing and speaking)


Desirable skills:

  • Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of post-growth approaches (e.g., degrowth, post-GDP or ecological economics) and in organization sociology
  • Experiences in applying social science methods (e.g., interviews or content analysis)
  • Experiences in using software for data analysis (e.g., MAXQDA, NVivo or R)
  • Work experience in international organizations (e.g., in the context of internships)
  • International experience (e.g., study abroad)
  • Command of the German language


Please send your application to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de (using the reference number given in the subject line) with the following items enclosed: cover letter; research proposal of 5-10 pages on a project that fits the overall theme of "International organizations and post-growth ideas"; CV; relevant certificates.


Interviews will be held at the University of Kassel no earlier than calendar week 42 (that is, the week starting 14 October 2019). Please direct any questions to Dr. Matthias Kranke at matthias.kranke[at]fu-berlin[dot]de


The protection of your personal data is important to us. We will therefore handle your data carefully. If you provide us with your data, you allow us to save and use them in line with the Hessian data protection and freedom of information act. You may file an objection at any time. Your personal data will then be deleted.


In the interests 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 with equal aptitude and qualifications will be given preference. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please only send us copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in accordance 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, stating the reference number in the subject line, also in electronic form.