The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. She has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The Chair of Sociology and Economy of the Welfare State (Prof. Dr. Patricia Frericks) offers the follow-ing position to be occupied preferably on 1 January 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Research Assistant (m/w/d), EG 13 TV-H, fixed term, part-time (26h/week)

Bewerbungsfrist: 08.12.2020
Einstellungsbeginn: 01.01.2021 or shortly therafter
Kennziffer: 33582
We are seeking a part-time Research Assistant with 65% of a full-time position (26h/week) to join the chair and to work first and foremost in the research project “The relevance of family in social security entitlements. An international comparison” (German Research Council, DFG, https://www.uni-kassel.de/fb01/institute/sozialwesen/fachgebiete/soziologie-und-oekonomie-sozialer-dienste-und-einrichtungen/forschung.html).

This position should be engaged for the purposes of a maternity leave replacement that ends on 27 May 2021 (§§ 40 Nr. 8, 30 TV-H i. V. mit § 21 BEEG). A prolongation of the post is intended for the duration of the ensuing parental leave and beyond, subject to the funds released. Candidates are being expected to concurrently work on their PhD.


  • Conducting research in the above-mentioned project, including the systematic analyses of institutional differences in the allocation of resources, the identification of their redistributive effects, and the explanation of international differences


  • Master degree in Sociology or another relevant field within Social Sciences
  • Substantial knowledge in one of the following research areas:
    • International comparison of welfare states
    • Methods of social sciences
    • Institutional change and institutional theory
  • Very good knowledge of the English language required, proficiency in German or another European language as an asset

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Patricia Frericks, E-Mail: patricia.frericks(at)uni-kassel.de.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a familiy-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same 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 or bewerbungen(at)uni-kassel.de, quoting the applicable reference number.
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