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Research fellow (f/m/d) Social Pedagogy, Educational Science, Psychology, Sociology or Social Science, Media Studies
Published(207 days ago)
Deadline for applications(130 days ago)
With just under 20,000 students, around 1,300 scientists and 700 staff members in technology and
administration, the University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary-oriented university.
With a broad range of subjects from humanities and social sciences to business subjects, to
natural and engineering sciences, it offers an excellent teaching and research environment with
numerous interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen offers
diverse possibilities of reconciling career and family. This is why it has been certified as a familyfriendly
university since 2006 and offers a Dual Career Service.
Within the DRG Research Training Group GRK 2493 "Between the View of the Addressee and
Expectations of the Effects: Consequences of Social Services Work", the University of Siegen has
seven positions for part-time
Research fellows (salary category 13 TV-L, 65%)
starting on 1 April 2020 and ending on 31 March 2023. These positions are created for the
accomplishment of a doctorate. The length of employment is subject to the German Act on
Temporary Employment in Higher Education.
The DFG Research Training Group focuses on the impacts of social services work for the
addressees. Consequences are deliberately defined broadly as both intended and unintended
consequences and side effects of social services work. Social services work is understood as
welfare state-implemented institutional measures for the pedagogical or psychosocial support
of people's participation and options for action. The DFG Research Training Group aims to
constructively combine existing approaches to impact and addressee research and to do justice to
the specifics of social services work.
The DFG Research Training Group offers the doctoral candidates an international setting. The
involvement of socio-educational, psychological and sociological disciplines, as well as other
associated disciplines, also makes it highly interdisciplinary. It facilitates empirical studies using
various methods and referential theories. There is also the option of creating theoretical, historical
or ethical theses. The doctoral candidates take part in a qualification programme that provides
comprehensive support. This includes methodical and theoretical competences, data protection
issues and management, career advancement and other individual concerns.
You can find more information on the DFG Research Training Group's profile at: https://folgensozialerhilfen.uni-siegen.de/Your tasks
Self-contained design and execution of a research project in the thematic area of the DFG
Research Training Group.
Permanent participation in the curriculum of the DFG Research Training Group (theory and
method seminars, colloquia, workshops, training courses, etc.).
Regular presentation of intermediate thesis findings within the Research Training Group
(colloquia, lecture series) as well as at relevant scientific conferences.
These positions are intended to facilitate your academic development and qualification (PhD)
within the framework of the DFG Research Training Group. There is no obligation to teach.
A relevant postgraduate degree (Master, Magister, Diploma or Teacher Training/State
Examination, Section II) in one of the following disciplines: Social Pedagogy, Educational
Science, Psychology, Sociology or Social Science, Media Studies.
Outstanding scholarly achievements.
Own research project in one of the above-mentioned disciplines related to the topic of the DFG
Research Training Group. For this purpose, a max. 5-page exposé of the thesis project including
the work plan must be enclosed with the application. You can find information on the exposé on
the above-mentioned homepage.
Affinity to interdisciplinary working methods.
Willingness to take part in the international programme of events of the DFG Research Training
Good knowledge of German and English, both spoken and written.
There is the additional option of participating in the DFG Research Training Group's mentoring and
qualification programme without taking up a position as a research assistant. ("External" fellows).
In this case, the tasks described here and the profile also apply.
The University of Siegen is striving to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching.
Women with appropriate qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Applications from appropriately qualified persons with disabilities are desired.
Information can be obtained from Prof. Bernd Dollinger (Tel.: +49 271/740-4318)
Please send your application documents specifying the code number 2019/II/Erziehungswissenschaften/
WM/138 to Prof Bernd Dollinger, University of Siegen, DFG Research Training Group
GRK 2493 "Consequences of Social Services Work", Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2A, 57076 Siegen, by
15 October 2019. The application documents must contain the following: Curriculum vitae, copies
of certificates, a letter of expertise from a university professor on the planned research project and
on the candidate's suitability for a doctorate position as well as an exposé including a research
plan which does not exceed 5 pages. Please send the application documents electronically as
a PDF file to the email address mentioned above. Please be aware that any communication via
unencrypted email may not exclude risks to confidentiality or unauthorised access by third parties.
You can find information about the University of Siegen on our homepage www.uni-siegen.de
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