Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 124/2023
Closing date: 2023-06-18


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

At the Institute of Education and Culture of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences is available for the next possible date a qualification position of

Research Associate in Adult Education

in the team of the professorship for adult education with 50% of the regular working time (20 hours per week) for a limited period of time, initially for 3 years.

The Chair of Adult Education focuses on research and teaching upon understanding the conditions, processes and consequences of learning and educational processes in post-compulsory training and education with the aim of development of scientifically tested didactic methods and continuing education programmes.

Your responsibilities:

    • Providing teaching for 2 semester hours is a part of your task field
    • You will work on your own academic qualification project (your Doctoral dissertation or Habilitation)
    • You will support us in all research project activities
    • You will be involved in the administration of the professorship

Your profile:

    • We expect a successfully completed academic university degree in Educational science (with a focus on Adult education/Continuing education), in Social science disciplines or in Human resource development
    • A prerequisite for a Habilitation is completing a Doctoral dissertation
    • You have very good knowledge of research methods and possess analytical and presentation skills
    • We expect a very good command of German and English

We offer:

    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • Participation in diverse empirical and theoretical research with a strong interdisciplinary character
    • Interdisciplinary research with the focus on further education. You will work in national and international network structures.
    • The opportunity to participate in future-oriented developments in a modern and at the same time traditional university.
    • Fringe benefits such as capital-forming benefits (VL), job ticket and company pension scheme (VBL)

The advertised position is initially temporary for a period of 3 years. It is a part-time position at the rate of 50% (20 hours per week).

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 124/2023 by May 21, 2023 to:

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Institute of Education and Culture
Chair of Adult Education
Prof. Dr. Käthe Schneider
Am Planetarium 4
07743 Jena, Germany
or by email to:

In the context of the call for tenders with the Reg.-Nr. 006/2023 applications already received will be taken into account. A new application is not necessary.

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