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Starting date
Application deadline
100 % (38,7 h)
EG 13 TV-L
July 1, 2024
In general full-time positions are divisible.
Professional contact:
Prof. Dr. Emanuel Deutschmann
Administratrive contact:
Inken Alsen

We offer:

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)

Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following position in Faculty III by June 1, 2024:

Postdoctoral Research Associate (d/m/f)

The position is based at the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) as part of the Interreg-funded project ClimatePol – Climate Adaptation and Policy Across the Border, co-led by Emanuel Deutschmann (Assistant Professor at EUF’s Sociology Department) and Dorte Jagetic Andersen (Associate Professor at the Centre for Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark). The project takes place in collaboration with the Center for Border Region Studies (CBRS) at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg. The advertised position is based at Europa-Universität Flensburg and available for a fixed term of 15 months. Afterwards, an appointment at the CBRS for 12+3 months (the second half of the project period) is envisaged by the University of Southern Denmark. 

The successful applicant will be mapping governance structures, stakeholder compositions and additional framework conditions for climate adaptation in the Danish-German border region. This will include desktop work, interviews and other qualitative methods employed in engagement with a broad range of stakeholders from public administration, civil society, businesses, and educational institutions. Moreover, the applicant should assist in the aim of developing a best-practices handbook on climate adaptation measures for policymakers, as well as new knowledge of the role national borders play in the green transition.


  • Conduct and contribute to the collection of data for the research project. The candidate must therefore by willing to engage with and navigate between a broad range of stakeholders with different interests.
  • Analyse the data and disseminate the research results through the development of digital tools, best-practice documents, as well as academic publications
  • Contribute to the organization of events and activities within the project
  • Participate in regular meetings in the ClimatePol project
  • Present papers at conferences
  • Perform a number of research-related tasks such as engaging in knowledge exchange activities with the surrounding society. This also includes contributing to media content aimed at public outreach.

Your profile:

  • A PhD in sociology, political science, geography, social philosophy, or related fields, showing performance at the highest academic standards
  • Research expertise using qualitative methods (including interviews)
  • A proficient or near-proficient speaker/reader of English as well as Danish and German, the two languages relevant to the regional contexts investigated
  • An emerging publication record at an internationally recognized level
  • Experience with and interest in public outreach and communication as well as knowledge-sharing activities and/or cooperation with external partners 

Desired qualifications:

  • Research expertise regarding cross-border cooperation and/or network analysis
  • Research expertise in the Danish-German border region
  • Research expertise in relation to the Green Transition
  • Experience with Interreg projects generally

Application Requirements:

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A detailed CV
  • A research plan (max. 3 pages) that describes the applicant's contribution to the aim and goals of the ClimatePol project and the potential to advance the field of cross-border cooperation
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MA and PhD degree)
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications

Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to promote employee diversity with respect to the trajectories and competencies of its staff. We explicitly welcome applications from persons with a migration background. 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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