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.
Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul-
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: email@example.com
) until October 14, 2016 to:
und Wissenschaftsforschung GmbH
Kennziffer hf46 | www.dzhw.eu
Postfach 29 20 | 30029 Hannover