Student Assistant

The working group “Work, Welfare State, and Gender” (department “Dynamics of Inequality in Welfare Societies”, SOCIUM research centre on inequality and social policy at the University of Bremen) headed by Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall is seeking to fill a student assistant positions for the winter semester 2019/2020 to support the teaching and research activities of the working group.

The working group “Work, Welfare State, and Gender” (department “Dynamics of Inequality in Welfare Societies”, SOCIUM research centre on inequality and social policy at the University of Bremen) headed by Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall is seeking to fill a student assistant positions for the winter semester 2019/2020 to support the teaching and research activities of the working group.

Research topics include

  • Structure and dynamics of gender segregation in the labour markets in cross-national comparison
  • Expansion and professionalization of education and social services
  • Changes in public employment regimes
  • Intersectionality of class and gender

Teaching activities of the working group include courses of study in Bachelor Sociology, Master Sociology and Social Research, Master Social Policy and Double Degree Master of European Labour Relations and Social Policy.
The position is expected to be filled on 1 December 2019 for a period of three months (extendable).

Tasks:

  • Assistance in the organisation, preparation, and follow-up of courses
  • Assistance in research and administrative support
  • Literature research and management
  • Support in the design of the media appearance of the working group (drafts of posters, flyers, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Interest in theoretical and empirical questions pertaining to social policy, comparative welfare state research and labour market research
  • Very good knowledge of English, as the courses of the Master’s programmes are mainly held in English
  • Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection, processing and analysis, and of corresponding programs

Hours: 30 hours/month
Remuneration: 11,13 €/hour

Payment is made at the usual rates for student assistants at the University of Bremen.

What we offer:

  • Insights into interesting fields of work and research of the working group
  • Collaboration in a friendly team
  • Remuneration at the usual rates for student assistants at the University of Bremen
  • If desired, the possibility of longer-term employment

Please send your application consisting of a short CV, a letter of motivation (including an explanation of your main study areas and interests) and a current grade transcript in pdf form to Dr. Ruth Abramowski (ruth.abramowski@uni-bremen.de) by 21 October 2019.

Universität Bremen
SOCIUM
Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen