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Research Assistant for Economics and Business Studies (f/m)

Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen. Gießen, 29.05.2017

The Faculty for Economics and Business Studies invites applications for eight positions as

Research Assistant (50 %)

starting as of now for the duration of three years. In agreement with the current legislation, the position is remunerated according to "Entgeltgruppe 13 Tarifvertrag Hessen (TV-H)".
Scientific employees are - provided that the allowed maximum duration of a temporary employment is not exceeded - generally employed for the initial duration of 3 years with the possibility of prolongation for additional two years.
The Faculty for Economics and Business Studies is going to launch two research clusters, namely "Managing Dissolving Boundaries in a Digital Era" and "Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting". With these clusters, we aim for path-breaking research with highest relevance for society. We will assign four of the eight positions to each research cluster. In your motivation letter, please indicate which research cluster you would like to apply for.
We offer:
  • Participation in state-of-the-art research projects
  • Collaboration in enthusiastic research teams
  • Opportunities to develop strong research skills and a solid academic profile
  • Opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree.
Your duties:
Own scientific training; university didactic qualification; scientific services in research and teaching according to § 65 HHG Collaboration within each research cluster, including active participation in the cluster’s research projects as well as support and advancement of the clusters academic infrastructure (e.g., organization of research talks, workshops, or a visiting researchers program). The State of Hessen also requires teaching of two hours per week for this position.
Your profile:
You have a completed academic university degree in the fields of business or economics or related disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, or mathematics/statistics. Furthermore, you should be interested in the fields of research of the respective cluster:
Cluster: Managing Dissolving Boundaries in a Digital Era:
  • Success factors of the digital transformation of teams, products, processes, companies, and industries
  • Flexible, dynamic collaboration within and between companies and network partners
Cluster: Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting:
  • Accounting, communication and financial decision making
  • Financial market expectations and big data
For further information on the two research clusters, see www.uni-giessen.de/feb-researchclusters. We expect applicants to be fluent in English and to be willing to acquire B1/B2-level German language skills (for non-German native speakers).
The Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen aims at higher proportion of women in the field of science; therefore, we strongly encourage qualified female scientists to apply. Due to the government action plan for women and work [Frauenförderplan], the University is obliged to increase the percentage of women in science. Justus-Liebig-University sees itself as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are welcome.
Please send your application (no e-mail) including the application number 294/10276/02 with all relevant documentation to the President of Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen until 30.06.2017. Applications by severely handicapped persons with the same suitability as others will be preferred. We ask that applications be submitted only in duplicate form, since the documents will not be returned after completion of the procedure.

Bewerbungsschluss: 30.06.2017