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In general full-time positions are divisible.
Professional contact:
Dr. Maria Schwab
Administratrive contact:
Inken Alsen

Wir bieten:

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 at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following one-year position by February 1, 2024:

Research Associate (m/f/w) (PostDoc) ICES

The employment start date can be modified as needed to meet contractual preconditions of the jobholder. 

The central focus of this position is to develop and submit a proposal to a funding program of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (e.g., individual research grants, international calls, the Emmy Noether Program) or the EU research framework program Horizon Europe (e.g., Global Challenges, European Research Council Grants). The proposal aims to secure funding for the position itself. The goal of EUF is to support the advancement of early-stage researchers by providing them with access to further qualification and employment prospects through this initial funding. This position announcement is part of a designated postdoctoral program at EUF. 

Applicants should be early-stage researchers with experience in humanities and social science research in European Studies or on Europe. Scholars who are interested in the research priorities of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) and the disciplines represented at ICES are especially encouraged to apply.__ 

ICES is the center for interdisciplinary European research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Here EUF scholars connect with each other across disciplines, institutes, and universities. We view European Studies as the interdisciplinary study of the historical and contemporary challenges facing Europe. ICES is a space for research that embraces diverse interpretations of Europe. Distinguished by its strong commitment to interdisciplinary openness, it offers a forum for reflective engagement with these varied and complex perspectives.


  • To write a proposal for the German Research Foundation (DFG) or a proposal within the European research framework program “Horizon Europe.” The proposal should include funding for the research associate’s own position, among other things, and must be submitted to the DFG by the end of the employment term.
  • To participate in the academic activities at ICES, for example by co-designing academic events
  • To present and discuss the proposal in an interdisciplinary manner at the ICES Research Colloquium, well in advance of its submission
  • To report in writing to the EUF Vice President for Research on the proposal submission and the funding agency’s decision regarding the submitted proposal

Your profile:

  • All early-stage researchers in the social sciences and humanities working in the area of European studies who can align their research project with ICES’ existing thematic focal areas are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate. If the oral defense (Disputation or equivalent) has not occurred by the application date, the applicant must provide a statement from their university confirming that the defense will be completed before the start of employment.

Application requirements:

Eligible early-stage researchers can apply for this position by submitting an exposé (max. 5 pages) in which the applicant clearly indicates how the proposed project will be anchored at Europa-Universität Flensburg, particularly by highlighting interfaces with ICES research profiles and potential collaboration partners within EUF. The proposed research project must be concisely described in terms of its content, scope, and objectives. The current state of research and the applicant's own preliminary work should be presented.

 The application must contain the following information:

  • Exposé maximum five pages + bibliography
  • Support for the project by a professorial mentor at ICES, as evidenced by a written statement of confirmation
  • Academic CV with the usual information
  • Proof of the doctorate - For degrees obtained outside of Germany, please provide evidence of the evaluations and doctoral regulations of the issuing university. If the oral defense has not yet occurred, a letter of confirmation from the applicant’s university is required, stating that the defense will be completed by the employment start date.

Candidate selection will consider the applicant’s academic age.

If the duties associated with this position are successfully fulfilled, there is an option to extend the contract by six months. The employment may possibly be arranged as an interruption of an existing contract at EUF, followed by the continuation of that contract.  However, this does not extend the maximum employment duration under the Fixed-Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).

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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