Academic staff member

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

22 Sep 2023
Job Information

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Research Field
Educational sciences
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Application Deadline
21 Oct 2023 – 00:00 (Europe/Berlin)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Offer Starting Date
1 Apr 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Faculty 02: Institute of Educational Science – Social Sciences, Media & Sports of Johannes Gu-tenberg University Mainz

Academic staff member
full-time (100 %)

The position is part of the working group “General Educational Science” of the Institute of Educational Science.

Your tasks:

  • Independent research in the area of Childhood Studies, Youth Studies, Socialization or Education Research
  • Engagement in academic self-administration and research colloquia/workshops in the Institute is to be expected.
  • Research-related cooperations with colleagues at the Institute, especially in the field of Childhood and/or Youth, are appreciated.
  • The position has a teaching load of 8 semester hours per week in the degree program of the Institute of Educational Science and Research (BA / MA) focusing on quantitative methods training in the working group of “General Educational Science”.
  • The employee takes over duties in the management of lectures and seminars of the working group.
  • Involvement in the Center for Research on School, Education and Higher Education (ZSBH) at JGU is desired.



Research Field
Educational sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Your Profile:
In addition to the basic legal requirements, applicants must comply with the hiring requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz).

  • An above-average scientific university degree in education, educational or social sciences
  • After a successful completion of university studies, a full-time professional work of at least two years and six months
  • A compatible and qualified empirical doctorate, ideally in educational science, corresponding to the job profile
  • Teaching experiences in quantitative methods  
  • Applicants are expected to submit independent, especially empirical-quantitative research contributions (e.g., on childhood, youth, socialization or education research) that are relevant to educational science and/or the field of studies “Pedagogy of Childhood and Youth”
  • We expect applicants to have a critically reflective, theory-based approach to empirical social research as well as an affinity for qualitative-reconstructive and historical work, which characterize the methodological profile of the research group
  • High level of spoken and written German (C1 or higher), good language skills in English (B1 or higher)

Research Field
Educational sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 – 4

Internal Application form(s) needed
(120.91 KB – PDF)
Additional Information

What we have to offer:

  • An inspiring empirically oriented as well as theoretically grounded work environment in the General Educational Science working group
  • Teaching and research cooperations within the institute and in the university’s larger alliances / centers
  • Job ticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

Selection process

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then please send your convincing application documents summarized in a pdf file, quoting the number 04123-02-wiss-an, via E-mail by 20th October 2023 to: [email protected]


Additional comments

The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and to be filled on April 1st 2024. The position is permanent.

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

For questions and further information please contact Professor Tanja Betz – E-Mail: [email protected] .

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