Institution: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Socioeconomics, DFG Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies „Futures of Sustainability“
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.12.2023, fixed until 30.11.2027 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2023-07-03
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 75 % of standard work hours per week
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Futures of Sustainability" is a space of engaged international debate in which doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and international fellows from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities come together to advance joint research and academic as well as public discourse. The focus in the second four-year funding phase is on social conflicts around ecological sustainability, imagined futures in the face of crises and catastrophes, and different social relations with nature. (See ). The Centre is led by Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff, Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel and Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut. The three research associates will work independently within the overarching thematic framework of the Centre and contribute to the analysis of struggles about sustainable futures in various social arenas. The tasks include regular and active participation in the activities of the Centre, such as publications, workshops and conferences (as well as the independent organization of the same) and the implementation of an individual theoretical or empirical research project that shows a strong relation to the Centre’s main topics.
A university degree in a relevant field.
Requirement is an M.A. in sociology, political science, social or cultural anthropology, geography or from a related discipline. Basic knowledge in the field of social science sustainability research as well as experience with qualitative social research methods are welcome. A short 2-3 pages outline of a doctoral project that clearly shows the relation to the thematic foci of the Centre should be submitted with the application. An international research orientation is desirable.
Required personal competencies:
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
Peter Wibbeling (Scientific Management)
+49 40 42838-4632
Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff
+49 40 42838-2356
Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-3 pages project outline, copies of degree certificate[s] and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) in one PDF document via the online application form only.
The interviews will take place in the week from September 4, 2023.
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