Job offer: Research associate - Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences - Fulda University of Applied Sciences

10 May 2022

At Fulda University of Applied Sciences, approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in over 60 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. More than 160 professors teach and carry out research in the eight departments. In terms of research, Fulda University is one of the most active universities of applied sciences in Germany and it has been awarded the right to independently confer doctoral degrees. The University employs a total of around 750 persons. Fulda University of Applied Sciences attaches great importance to high teaching standards and comprehensive student support. It maintains close contacts with partner institutions in the region and at the same time has a strong international focus. Fulda University of Applied Sciences offers students excellent learning and working conditions on an attractive, modern and interconnected campus.

The Fulda University of Applied Sciences is seeking at the earliest possible date in the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences the position of Research associate
at a rate of 50 % and initially for a period of two years.

Your areas of responsibility: 

The position is part of a research project on international student migration funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). You will be responsible for empirical research on international students from Indonesia, Ghana, and Columbia in Germany and the US. Field research abroad is (under safe pandemic conditions) expected.

Your profile:
  • Good or very good Bachelor’s or Master's degree in the subjects of Social Sciences or Cultural Studies or in related fields
  • Good knowledge in migration, integration and development
  • Good knowledge in quantitative research methods
  • English proficiency

Subject to fulfilment of the relevant requirements, the salary for this post will be up to pay scale EG 13 TV-Hr of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the State of Hesse [Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen, TV-H]. If equally qualified, persons with disabilities will be given a preference in the application procedure. We actively support the compatibility of work and family life and offer a range of health promotion measures. The state of Hesse supports civic engagement. If you work in such a capacity, and in case this is beneficial for your planned activities, please specify your civic engagement in the application documents. If you have acquired a qualification abroad, please enclose with your application confirmation from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) that your qualification is comparable to a German degree (long version of the Statement of Comparability). For more detailed information, go to: You do not need to submit a Statement of Comparability if the education qualification obtained abroad is explicitly listed in the ANABIN database. In this case, the ANABIN database must indicate that the qualification was awarded by a recognised institution of higher education and is classified as "comparable" to a German education qualification.

Please send all your relevant application documents by 01.06.2022 to the President of Fulda University of Applied Sciences, preferably by email and in PDF format (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For any further queries on the position, please contact the principal investigators Prof. Dr. Uwe Hunger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Sascha Krannich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you are applying for the position by post, please submit your documents as copies only (no folders) as these cannot be returned to you after the selection procedure has been completed. These documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection

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