Junior Researcher in Social Pedagogy

University of Siegen

Germany

 

Faculty II: Junior researcher (male/female) (pay group 13 TV-L)

Within the scope of the international research project Welcoming Spaces in Europe (EU Horizon 2020-programme) the faculty II: Education. Architecture. Arts is on the search for junior researcher (male/female) (pay group 13 TV-L) from 1st March 2020 for a 100% position limited to a period of four years. The period of employment is in accordance with the regulations of the [...]

 

With almost 20,000 students, approx. 1,300 scientists and 700 employees in technology and administration, the University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university. With a wide range of subjects from the humanities and social sciences to economics and natural and engineering sciences, it offers an outstanding teaching and research environment with numerous inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen offers a variety of possibilities to combine career and family. It has therefore been certified as a family-friendly university since 2006 and offers a dual career service.

Within the scope of the international research project Welcoming Spaces in Europe (EU Horizon 2020-programme) the faculty II: Education. Architecture. Arts is on the search for

junior researcher (male/female)

(pay group 13 TV-L) 

from 1st March 2020 for a 100% position limited to a period of four years. The period of employment is in accordance with the regulations of the ´Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz´ (German Science Contract Act).

The international comparative research project Welcoming Spaces in Europe. Revitalising Shrinking Areas by Hosting Non-EU-Migrants deals with processes of inclusion of non EU-migrants in shrinking regions e.g. regions which tend to be affected by demographic change and population decline. The aim of the project is to explore participative and innovative forms of cooperation between municipalities, migrants, welfare state agencies, civil society actors and private companies that foster the inclusion of both migrants and old-established inhabitants while contributing to the sustainable development of these areas. Comparative field research takes place in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland and Germany. The consortium of the research project consists of academic and practitioners University of Utrecht (lead), University of Siegen, University Coruňa, University of Bologna, Warsaw School of Economics, CEPAIM Foundation (Spain); FIERI Foundation (Italy); Ocalenie Foundation (Poland); National Association of Dutch Small Settlements.

The position is intended to facilitate your academic or artistic qualification. You will have the opportunity within the framework of your tasks.

Your tasks:

In cooperation with the above-mentioned international partners* and other junior researchers:

  • Inventory initiatives for the inclusion of migrants in German shrinking cities/regions and elaborating an European "database" of these initiatives;
  • Exploring the history of these initiatives, their current situation and working conditions and their potential for sustainable development in relation to the economic, spatial and political position of the shrinking cities/regions;
  • Research on the internal and external processes of inclusion and forms of cooperation between municipalities, migrants, welfare state agencies, civil society actors and private entrepreneurs through qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods;
  • Presentation of research achievements at national and international conferences during the current four-year project; publications in English and German journals, presentations and discussion of research results with local/regional/communal actors and other stakeholders.

Your profile:

  • Very good academic degree (Master, Diploma) in the field of social pedagogy or other social sciences;
  • Knowledge about or strong interest in social work, migration, inclusion, sociospatial processes of demographic change and economic structural change of shrinking regions;
  • Outstanding oral and written English and German skills;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Joy in intensive, sociospatial field research and willingness to spend periods in the German researching areas;
  • Independent thinking and critical analytical skills;
  • Proven ability and pleasure in team-oriented work (e.g. joint research projects and/or joint publications);
  • Interest in and experience with research communication beyond the academic target group.

The position offers the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research environment in which academic, civil society and practitioners work together in a varied and responsible manner in an inspiring working environment, as well as the opportunity for further education and training. The position is located at the professorship Spatial Development and Social Inclusion which is in turn affiliated to the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), where experienced scientists conduct research on inclusion in German and European research associations.

The University of Siegen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching.

Women with the appropriate qualifications are asked to apply. 

Applications from suitable severely disabled persons are welcome.

Please contact Mrs. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Meier, phone: 0271/740-3704,
e-mail: sabine.meier@uni-siegen.de

Please send your application with the usual documents in German or English (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, references, etc.) within four weeks to Ms. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Meier, University of Siegen, Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2a, 57076 Siegen, stating the advertisement reference number 2019/II/EWP/WM/211. 

Alternatively, you can also send your application as a PDF file by e-mail to sabine.meier@uni-siegen.de (one PDF file, max. 5 MB). Please note that the risk of confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be excluded when communicating via unencrypted e-mail.

Information about the University of Siegen can be found on our homepage www.uni-siegen.de.


In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
LINKEDIN

amsterdam uni

antwerp uni

cambridge uni

florida uni

hamburg uni

harvard uni

hiroshima uni

oslo uni

purdue uni

ryerson uni

shanghai jiao tong uni

stockholm uni