Academic Staff

(50 % or 100 %, E 13 TV-L)

Reference No.: 2024/086. The position is available from August 1, 2024 or later and is initially limited to three years with the possibility for a one-time extension for another three years. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the Chair of Public Administration seeks an academic assistant with the opportunity for a doctorate or habilitation is available as of August 1, 2024. The Chair's research focuses on the agile and digital transformation of public administrations. The research team works in digital presence. The courses must be held in face-to-face mode during the semester.


    • Collaboration on digital transformation research projects
    • Publish in high-ranked, peer-reviewed public administration journals
    • Teaching one resp. two courses (2 resp. 4SWS depending on the number of full-time equivalents, also in English)
    • Supervision and advising of students
    • Support in administrative teaching tasks

Your profile

    • Excellent masters degree (honors degree) in public administration (preferably with a concentration in public management or technology management)
    • Interest in the digital transformation of public administrations
    • Very good knowledge and skills in empirical social science research methods
    • Very good written and spoken English skills
    • Ability and willingness to work independently and in a team setting

What we offer

    • The opportunity to complete a doctorate/habilitation
    • An open and motivated interdisciplinary research team
    • Collaboration in a professional environment that focuses on topics such as the modernization of public administrations, especially digital and agile approaches
    • Opportunities for further training in innovative pedagogical skills
    • Working in a beautiful environment at Lake Constance
    • Grouping according to the collective bargaining provisions of the TV-L (depending on personal qualifications up to pay group 13 TV-L)

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel,

Please submit the usual documents such as a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of your transcripts, and a writing sample. If you are aiming for a doctorate or habilitation, please also submit an exposé with the theoretical and practical relevance of the research question, the planned methodological approach, and your timetable. We look forward to receiving your application by 01.06.2024 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity, as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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