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Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW)
Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissen­schafts­for­schung (DZHW GmbH) carries out empirical research in the field of higher education and the science system. It is a partner and service-provider for the world of science and scientific policy. Its research is theory-based and practice-related. Its research findings contribute to academic discourse, making the DZHW part of the scientific community. DZHW data and analyses also support policy-makers, higher education institutions, and educational management in shaping higher education in Germany and Europe.
We are seeking a
for the research area Educational Careers and Graduate Employment in Hanover starting January 1, 2017.
You will become a member of the EUROSTUDENT project team. The EUROSTUDENT project analyses the social and economic conditions of student life in Europe from an internationally comparative perspective. Your main responsibilities will be analysing quantitative data on the social dimension of higher education in the European Higher Education Area, independently conceptualising and writing English reports and other publications, and presenting the project results at international conferences and meetings.
Work within the research area Educational Careers and Graduate Employment focuses on educational processes in the higher education system, the transition to employment, and professional pathways. Topics include starting and continuing academic studies, student drop-out, changing subjects or moving to a different higher education institution, successful completion of degree programmes, and the transition to employment or an academic career. The overall objective is both to describe and also to analyse the conditions that ensure successful educational and vocational pathways and to examine the benefits of tertiary education for individuals and society as a whole.
have successfully completed a Master's level degree in social science/sociology, business/economics, psychology, political science, or a similar discipline. Ideally, you hold a doctorate degree in one of these disciplines or have conducted comparable independent research. You have demonstrated strong knowledge and skills in quantitative social research and are able to work with common statistical software (e.g. Stata). Your excellent English language skills enable you to independently produce scientific publications and to give presentations to an international audience, while your German is at least at a good working level. You possess knowledge of relevant theories in (higher) education research and ideally insights into the international higher education landscape as well as international higher education policy issues. A cooperative and thorough way of working as well as an ability to quickly grasp new information and master new tasks set you apart personally.
offer a challenging and diverse role within a motivated team. Employment, payment and job package of the position conform to the German civil service pay scale TVöD. The position is full-time and is based on a fixed-term contract for one year.
are interested? Then we would like to meet you in person. Dr. Kristina Hauschildt (Tel. +49 511 450670-193) is available for any further questions you may have. Please send your application in English including (copies of) relevant supporting documents in either German or English (preferably per email: hf46@dzhw.eu) until October 14, 2016 to:
Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul-
und Wissenschaftsforschung GmbH
Kennziffer hf46 | www.dzhw.eu
Postfach 29 20 | 30029 Hannover

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