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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-doc Position in Intercultural Psychology

06.07.2018, by Tina Keil

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Application deadline: July 22nd, 2018

Logo: University Duisburg-Essen
Logo: University Duisburg-Essen

We are one of the youngest Universities in Germany and think in terms of opportunities, not limits. Situated in the heart of the Ruhrregion, we develop ideas for the future at our 11 Schools. We are strong in research and teaching, live diversity, support potentials and are committed to educational equality that deserves this name. The University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen), School of Educational Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Group of Intercultural Psychology – Migration and Integration offers a Post-doc position (f/m) with a salary equivalent to TV-L 13, full-time employment.

Your responsibilities:

  • Doing research in the core research fields of the group – development of intergroup relations, acculturative and educational processes in the context of ethnic diversity, and political socialization
  • Writing up publications for international peer-reviewed journals and acquiring third-party funding
  • Teaching (in German or English) in Intercultural Psychology (4 hours per week during semester time) in Educational Sciences and in Psychology (BSc and MSc)
  • Supervision of theses
  • Assisting in administrative work
  • You will be given the opportunity to develop your scientific career further as part of the job

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Psychology or a related discipline (e.g., Sociology or Social Studies)
  • PhD
  • Research experience in at least one of the above mentioned research fields (preferably proven through publications)
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing complex data (multi-level, longitudinal, and/or network data)
  • Competent mastery of specialized statistical software packages (e.g., Mplus or R)

Start of position: October 1, 2018
Contract period: 36 months (with chance for renewal)
Working time: 100 % percent of a fulltime position
Application deadline: July 22nd, 2018

The University Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (see and has been awarded the "Total-E-Quality-Award" for its effort to promote gender equality. It aims to increase the share of women among its academic staff and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according to the state equality law. Applications from individuals with disabilities or equivalents according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are welcome.

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, transcripts of records, research proposal of max. 2 pages) with reference code 455-18 in a single PDF document electronically to:

Dr. Philipp Jugert,
University of Duisburg-Essen,
School of Educational Sciences,
45117 Essen
Phone: +49 341 9735920

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