The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatic, Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG), Department Participatory IT Design (Prof. Dr. Claude Draude), offers the following position to be filled as soon as possible:

Research Assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H, fixed-term, fulltime (currently 40 hours per week)

Closes: 22.06.2023
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 36210
This is a fixed term-position of three years with the possibility of extending the contract for a further two years (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG). It includes the opportunity for a PhD project.

The “Participatory IT Design” (PIT) department deals with research and teaching of a more socially just and inclusive digitalization. The work of PIT is highly interdisciplinary at the interface of computer science, social sciences, humanities as well as design and artistic research. PIT is part of the Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at the University of Kassel and provides consultation services at the Kassel Institute for Sustainability.
You can find additional information on PIT here: http://ww.uni-kassel.de/go/pit


  • Scientific contribution and support to research and teaching in the field of Participatory IT Design
  • Independent research for a PhD project in one of the department’s key research areas
  • Services for internal and external activities of the department
  • Contribution to the conceptualization and drafting of applications for external research funding
  • Contribution to publications
  • Support to conferences, workshops and public relations
  • Assistance to the set-up and organization of the department’s laboratory


  • Degree of academic study obtained with high or very high success in computer science or a related subject, a design discipline or a discipline of the social sciences or the humanities with a focus on technology design. The degree required for this position must have been obtained by the starting date at the latest.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language
  • High level of independence, high capacity for team work, flexibility and organisational skills
  • Strong interest in application-oriented research and interdisciplinary working methods as well as high capability of methodical and analytical work
  • Intended PhD project related to the department’s research


  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in drafting applications for external research funds

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Claude Draude by e-mail: claude.draude(at)uni-kassel.de.

Our offer:
As an employee of the University of Kassel

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). 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 quoting the applicable reference number.
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