Research Assistant, part-time, as a PhD researcher
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Research Assistant, part-time, as a PhD researcher

Germany 06 Mar 2021


The clear concept behind the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences is particularly compelling because it systematically brings together science and innovation.
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State University
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06 Mar 2021
Study level
Opportunity type
PhD , Jobs
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This opportunity is destined for all countries
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Welcome to Hochschule Anhalt, one of the country’s leading research universities. Located in the heart of Central Germany as an innovative university it provides international top ranking research and teaching as well as the best quality of study and life. Hochschule Anhalt offers more than 80 degree programs to create individual freedom for personalities to develop and prepares some 7,000 German and international students for one key goal: A successful career start.

In Dessau, the city of the Bauhaus, we are approaching complex demands arising from a rapidly changing world with progressive design solutions. Our model of integrated design is in the tradition of the avantgarde. Here the different design disciplines act in concert in order to approach fundamental questions and holistically effective interventions.

At the School of Design, we see research as an integrated field for experimentation that is unifying multiple and diverse themes in exploration. Using the tools of design research, we study processes, spaces, materials and data, as well as their connections, intersections, and touchpoints. Currently, we are conducting research around the following thematic clusters:

To support above mentioned research fields, we are looking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant, part-time, as a PhD researcher

(pay grade 13 TV-L), Nr. 219

The position is limited to a three-year period and covers 50% of regular working-hours.

Your PhD research project should include at least two of the afore-mentioned thematic clusters. Please apply with a two-page draft proposal, in which you outline your project. Alongside your PhD-research you will support the acquisition and execution of research projects and cooperations and conduct two hours of teaching per week in our Bachelor or Master programs.


Applicants should have a relevant degree from an art or design field and demonstrated their potential for practice-led research through higher qualification (Master, Diploma, Magister). Additional evidence of research aptitude is desirable.

The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences dedicates particular importance to high-quality teaching, which not only conveys practice-related expert knowledge, but also motivates students to actively engage during their studies. To achieve this a direct and intense support of our students is self-evident. We thus expect commitment from the successful applicant to communicate and work with prospective, current, and past students of the university.

Please submit the usual application documents (CV, copies of degrees, portfolio, etc.) together with your cover letter and a two-page draft proposal of your planned PhD research project. Your proposal should outline how it related to at least two of the above thematic research clusters, as well as your goals for personal and research development. Refer to your proposed methods of investigation and to relevant literature in the field.

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences strives to increase the career opportunities for women. Women are therefore explicitly asked and welcome to apply. For severely handicapped people with same suitability, qualification and professional performance, the provisions of SGB IX apply.

If you have any questions about the open position, please contact Prof. Dr. Katja Thoring <>

Please use the web portal of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences for your application.

You can submit your application until 06.03.2021 using the following link:

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By clicking on the link, you agree to the storage and processing of your data for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure. Application costs are not reimbursed.

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