Number of positions
Application deadline
75 %
EG 13 TV-L
01. March 2023
In general, full-time positions are divisible
Professional contact:
Dr. Maria Schwab
Administrative contact:
Inken Alsen

We offer:

  • An appreciative and collegial working environment
  • Secure salary based on collective agreement
  • Flexible working hours, including mobile work option
  • Company pension plan
  • Options to balance work/family life
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Free language courses at EUF
  • Reduced rates at the university sports center
  • Reduced fares for local public transport (Job Ticket)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following one-year positionby March 1, 2023.

Research Associate (m/f/d) (Post-Doc)

The employment start date may be modified if the selected candidate has a prior contractual commitment.

In keeping with the main focus of this position, the research associate should develop and submit a funding proposal to the German Research Foundation DFG (for example, within the scope of its funding lines for national research grants, international calls, or the Emmy-Noether program) or the EU research framework program Horizon Europe (e.g., Global Challenges, European Research Council Grants). The goal in writing the porposal is for the selected candidate to obtain funding for and thus ensure the continuation of their own position and research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Through this start-up funding, EUF aims to promote and support early-stage researchers by giving them access to special qualification and employment opportunities.

This year's call for proposals targets early-stage researchers with experience in European research in the humanities and/or social sciences. We especially welcome applicants with an interest in the overarching research program of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) and/or its research axes and represented disciplines.

ICES is the hub of interdisciplinary research on Europe at Europa-Universität Flensburg and its signature research center. Here, EUF researchers connect with each other across disciplines, institutes and universities. The innovative, interdisciplinary environment at ICES enables early-stage researchers, in particular, to develop new explanatory approaches and innovative proposals. With an overarching focus on 'Peripheries & Centrality' in the foreground, the ICES research program encompasses the following research axes: ‘Justice & Democracy,' 'Welfare & Work,' 'Culture & Identity,' and 'Communication & Evidence.'


  • To write a funding proposal to the German Research Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) or the European research framework program Horizon Europe, requesting funding for the research associate’s own position (among other things), and to submit it no later than the end of the employment period
  • To present and discuss the proposal topic in an interdisciplinary way at the ICES Research Colloquium, well before the final proposal is submitted
  • To submit to the EUF Vice President for Research a written report on the funding institution’s final decision to accept or reject the proposal

Your profile:

  • All postdoctoral early-stage researchers from EUF or other universities or research institutions, who hold a doctoral title with a minimum grade of "magna cum laude” and who work in European research in the humanities and/or social sciences may apply. For foreign-university doctorates, it is assumed that successful conferral of the doctorate was based on expert reviews that require no/minor (at most) revision of the dissertation. Before the submission deadline, the applicant must have completed and received a final grade for the doctoral disputation or comparable form of oral defense.
  • As a required condition, the proposed research project and position must be based at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Application requirements: Qualified early-stage researchers may apply by submitting an exposé (max. 5 pages) that clearly indicates how the requested project will be anchored at EUF and concisely outlines its content, scope and objectives, the state of current research, and the applicant’s own preliminary work to date. A recommendation from an outside expert affirming the quality of the proposed research project and the existence of a research gap is also required.

Required application documents:

  •  Exposé (maximum 5 pages +bibliography)
  • Letter of recommendation from an external reviewer regarding the exposé
  • Academic CV with the usual information
  • Proof of the applicant’s doctorate and the grade it received. In the case of foreign doctoral degrees, the applicant must also provide proof of reviewers’ assessments and the doctoral degree regulations of the applicant’s university.

Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to promote employee diversity with respect to the trajectories and competencies of its staff. Applications from people with a migration background are explicitly welcomed. Severely disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be given preference. The university also strives to obtain a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups. 

EUF expressly renounces the use of CV photographs and kindly asks applicants to refrain from providing one.

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