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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

PhD Position in Social and Environmental Psychology (University of Hildesheim)

21.03.2023, by Media Account

Deadline: 16 April 2023

At the University of Hildesheim, the research group of Social, Organizational, and Economic Psychology in the Institute of Psychology has a vacancy from 01.05.2023 (or by appointment) for a position as

PhD research student - (m/f/d)
(TV-L E 13, 65%)
until the 31.10.2025.

The position is part of the DFG research project "The interplay of interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts as a barrier to sustainable agreements". The project investigates which psychological barriers occur in negotiations about sustainability conflicts (e.g. climate negotiations) and how these barriers can be overcome.

Your tasks:
active cooperation in the above-mentioned research project (e.g. research activities, project organization)
data collection, analysis of quantitative data
collaboration on research project proposals
publication of results in science and society

What we offer:
a family-friendly university environment
a challenging, diverse, interdisciplinary and interesting range of tasks in the public sector
attractive, flexible working conditions that allow you to reconcile your family responsibilities with your professional obligations
regular training and further education and a special annual payment within the framework of TV-L
a committed team in which you can contribute your ideas
a dynamic working environment with room for personal initiative

Your profile:
completed university master’s degree in psychology (or a related discipline)
interest in basic and applied research in the field of social, organizational, and economic psychology, especially in one of the following research areas: conflict and negotiation, cooperation, social dilemmas, sustainability transformation, sustainable behavior acceptance of climate policies
interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in one of these research areas
experience with laboratory and experimental research
knowledge in programming is an asset (but not mandatory)
Benefits: You will work in a beautiful town with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, located in the very center of Germany, just 30 km from Hanover and 1.5 hours by high-speed train to Berlin. There is also a budget for conference participation or research stays.

The Foundation University of Hildesheim has adopted a mission statement that places great importance on gender equality and diversity.

The Foundation University of Hildesheim particularly wants to promote the professional equality of women and men. Therefore, it aims to increase the proportion of employees of the gender that is underrepresented in the respective area.

In the case of equal qualification and suitability, applications from applicants with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration. (Proof of disability must be enclosed.)

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Johann Majer or Prof. Dr. Andreas Mojzisch by e-mail:,

For university degrees obtained abroad, a certificate evaluation by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) is required as proof of equivalence prior to employment. If necessary, please apply for this in due time. For more information, please visit

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