The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

The following position at the International Center for Higher Education Research (Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken) is to be filled as soon as possible:

Researcher (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H, fixed-term, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)




as soon as possible

Kennziffer: 36516

This is a fixed term-position of three years with the possibility of extending the contract for a further three years (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 2 WissZeitVG); opportunity to pursue a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation).


  • Independent research in the research area "Scientific Change", including preparation for a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation)
  • Independent application for research grants and supervision of projects in the research area „Scientific Change"
  • Teaching in the area of research on science and higher education


  • University degree in the social or economic sciences
  • Ph.D. in the social or economic sciences. The required degree must be available by the recruitment date at the latest.
  • Profound competence in methods of empirical research in the social sciences
  • Profound knowledge in research on higher education and the sciences
  • Knowledge of academic procedures and structures
  • Exceptional articulateness both orally and in writing

Of advantage:

  • Experience in teaching in higher education and in academic self governance
  • Experience with the raising of funding for research projects
  • Ascertained ability to publish in international peer-reviewed journals

Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal for a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) in the research area "Scientific Change".

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken, Tel.: 0561-804-3994, E-Mail: kruecken(at)incher.uni-kassel.de

Our Offer:

As an employee of the University of Kassel

  • you will be offered an interesting and diverse range of tasks within the framework of a modern and ambitious university,
  • you will be part of an interdisciplinary team with a good and collegial working atmosphere,
  • you will have the opportunity to participate in professional and interdisciplinary further education measures,
  • your workplace is centrally located in the city of Kassel with good public transport connections, which you can currently use for free.

In addition, you will benefit from the advantages of employment in the public service such as:

  • an additional company pension (VBL),
  • an optional child supplement in accordance with TV-Hessen, a family-friendly university (including childcare for emergencies),
  • an annual bonus
  • an entitlement to capital-accumulation benefits,
  • a promotion of voluntary commitment,
  • low-cost participation in university sports and a full range of fitness activities as part of Unifit, as well as workplace health management

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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.

The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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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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