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Professional contact:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Bauriedl
Administratrive 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 Center for Research on Sustainability and Transformation (CREST) at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following fixed-term position in the field of sustainability and transformation research by May 1, 2024:

Research Associate (d/m/w) (PostDoc)

This is a one-year position. The contract may be extended by an additional six months, upon successful completion of the job duties. 

The core focus of this position is to develop and submit a proposal within the framework of a funding program of the German Research Foundation DFG (e.g. grants in kind, international calls, Emmy Noether Program) or the EU research framework program Horizon Europe (e.g. Global Challenges, European Research Council Grants). 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 position is part of a separate post-doc program at EUF. 

Applications are open to academics with research experience in the field of interdisciplinary sustainability and transformation research. In particular, researchers with an interest in the main research areas and represented disciplines of the Center for Research on Sustainability and Transformation (CREST) are invited to apply. 

CREST is EUF's third flagship research center. Currently under development, center addresses topics related to transformation and sustainability through the lens of science and engineering as well as the social sciences and humanities, with an underlying focus on problems, processes, solutions and implementations. Guiding but not exclusive thematic clusters include: Lifestyles and Basic Needs; Education, Knowledge, Emotions; Energy, Material Flows, and Natural Resources; Economic Transformation and Post-Growth; Anthropology and Technology; Governance and Empowerment; Spaces and Spacial Interdependencies; Human-Nature Relationships and Hierarchizations.


  • To develop a research funding proposal and to submit it no later than the end of the employment period. The proposal should include funding for the Research Associate’s own position.
  • To participate in the academic activities at CREST
  • To present and discuss the proposal topic in an interdisciplinary manner in an event open to university members (for example, the CREST colloquium), well before the final proposal is submitted
  • To submit to the CREST Board of Diretors a written report on the funding institution’s final decision to accept or reject the proposal

Your profile:

  • Early-career researchers with an outstanding doctorate ("magna cum laude" or higher) who are working in sustainability and transformation research, and whose research project ties in with existing thematic focuses at CREST, are eligible to apply.
  • It is expected and supported that the proposed project and its own position will be located at the Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your written application, to which we ask you please enclose the following detailed documents:

  • Exposé of maximum 5 pages (including project outline, bibliography, and relevance to the research priorities of EUF and CREST)
  • Letter of recommendation from a subject expert, for the exposé
  • Academic CV
  • Doctoral degree certificate. In the case of foreign doctoral degrees, the applicant must also provide proof of reviewer assessments and the doctoral regulations of the degree-conferring university. 

Candidate selection will give appropriate consideration to academic age, including any caregiving periods.

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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