Research Assistant (m/f/d) at the Professorship of International Labor Relations

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg


At Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBw H), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professorship of International Labor Relations (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Krzywdzinski), a position is available as of 01.05.2024 for a


Research Assistant (m/f/d)


(salary group 13 TVöD [Collective agreement for the public service]; 26 hours per week)


for a limited period of 3 years.


The professorship's research focuses on processes of globalization and technological change in the world of work.


The focus of the advertised position will be on the role of artificial intelligence technologies in the world of work (e.g. personnel diagnostics, AI-based assistance systems), processes of their implementation (including the role of co-determination in these processes) and their effects on work content, work organization and skill requirements.


The research will be carried out in close cooperation with the research group "Globalization, Work and Production" at the WZB Social Science Research Center Berlin and the research group "Working with Artificial Intelligence" at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.




  • Development of a research project related to the role of artificial intelligence in the world of work
  • Assistance in teaching to the extent of basically 2,0 trimester hours per week
  • Possibility of further academic qualification (e.g. doctorate or habilitation)
  • Carrying out general administrative work as well as academic activities in academic self-administration


Qualification requirements:

  • A completed university degree [Diplom (univ.) or Master] in social sciences, preferably with a focus on the sociology of work or technology, completed with very good results


Furthermore desired:

  • Knowledge of foreign language in English with a proficiency level that corresponds at least to the language level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Knowledge in the field of sociology of work or technology
  • Knowledge of qualitative social research
  • Strong interest in scientific work and the ability to teach


Features of this position:

  • Capital-forming benefits
  • Annual bonus payment
  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • DeutschlandJobTicket with employer subsidy if the necessary requirements are met
  • Possibility of claiming a childcare place in a daycare centre close to the campus if the necessary preconditions are met
  • You will benefit from targeted personnel development and an extensive range of further training and education opportunities.
  • Budget-friendly meals in the campus canteen with three meals a day
  • You have the opportunity to participate in workplace health promotion offers (for more information, see:
  • Free parking on the campus grounds
  • Possibility of using the Bundeswehr's own car-sharing service (for more information, go to:


For questions related to scientific or technical aspects, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Krzywdzinski, by e-mail:


The employment is based on the TVöD in conjunction with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz [German Act on Fixed-Term Scientific Contracts]. In principle, the activities correspond to pay group 13 (E13). Classification up to pay group 13 of the TVöD shall be made in accordance with § 12 of the TVöD with regard to the activities to be performed on a more than temporary basis and the fulfilment of the personal or collective agreement requirements (job characteristics).


Part-time employment is possible.


The planned appointment date or the "start date" mentioned is a date that may change due to the course of the tendering procedure.


The Federal Armed Forces promotes professional equality between women and men and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

In accordance with the Sozialgesetzbuch IX [Social Code Book IX] and the Disability Equality Act, we expressly welcome applications from severely disabled persons; the fulfilment of the requirements for the advertisement will be considered on an individual basis.


More information about the university and the professorship can be found at: and


Please send your application with the usual documents exclusively in electronic form (pdf file), quoting the reference number GeiSo-0324, by 25.02.2024 to:



Information on data protection in the application process can be found on the website under the heading "Universität - Karriere - Datenschutzinformationen“.

Applications without reference number will not be considered and will be deleted immediately for data protection reasons.

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