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The School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg would like to initiate the establishment of a junior research group 'Gender and Health' at the interface between Gender Studies in the Cultural Sciences and medical-health science research (Public Health, Health Services Research, Medicine). For this reason, they offer an excellently qualified young researcher the opportunity to gain further qualifications within the scope of the position advertised here and, in particular, to submit an application within the framework of the Emmy Noether Programme or similar. For this purpose, the position of a

Research Assistant
(Salary Group [Entgeltgruppe] 13 TV-L)

is to be filled on April 1st, 2018 for the duration of three years on a full-time basis.

Task Profile:
The position includes

  • Scientific research in the area of 'Gender and Health' for the preparation of an application for third-party funding in the research area of 'Gender and Health', which is directed towards the recruitment of a junior research group headed by the applicant (e.g. in the Emmy Noether Programme of the DFG).
  • Scientific services in connection with the establishment of a research focus on 'Gender and Health'.
  • Teaching according to the Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (LVVO), currently comprising 4 LVS, of which at least 2 LVS in the Bachelor programme 'Gender Studies' of the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies.

Within the scope of the position, the research assistant will have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications. Cooperation with working groups/university teachers in linguistics and cultural studies and medicine and health sciences is expected, as well as a commitment to the ZFG (Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender).


  • A university degree and an excellent PhD, at a minimum completed with 'Magna cum laude', in a field of Cultural Studies represented at the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies or in Medicine or Health Sciences or related fields. The PhD degree should not have been completed more than two years ago at the time of recruitment.
  • A project outline (2-3 pages) in the area of 'Gender and Health', which links medical, health science and cultural studies aspects.
  • Scientific publications.

Desirable is

  • Main focus and publications in the areas of gender medicine or cultural studies related to gender research.
  • Experience in application for third party funding.
  • Teaching experience.

Preconditions for employment are specified in § 25 Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz (NHG). As the Carl von Ossietzky University is committed to increasing the participation of women in academia and research, applications from women will be particularly welcome. In accordance with section 21 paragraph 3 of the Lower Saxony Education Act (NHG), female applicants will have priority in the event of equivalent qualifications. The same applies to applicants with grave disabilities.

Applications should include a project proposal (2-3 pages) and a curriculum vitae including a publication list, teaching record, as well as copies of dissertation, credentials and records. Applications with the subject Gender and Health should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty III, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and submitted via e-mail ( ) (maximal size 40 MB) as a one consolidated PDF attachment or sent by post to the Dean of School III, School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr. Albrecht Hausmann, Carl von Ossietzky University, 26111 Oldenburg no later than 26/01/2018.

Please note that the documents you send with your application will not be returned. You should therefore not send original documents or folders.

Additional information can be obtained from: Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang


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