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The Diversity Group is looking to expand!

We were all very happy to hear last week that Linda and Maja’s application for a DFG grant was successful! The grant will provide funding for a longitudinal study on the effects of a culture-specific identity affirmation intervention with diverse adolescents in classrooms across Berlin.

In order to conduct this study, our team is looking for another engaged and engaging PhD student! If you are interested in joining our research group, please contact Linda or Maja at the email addresses below.


Job Advertisement

The University of Potsdam, College of Human Sciences, Inclusive Education Group, is inviting applications to fill the following position:

Researcher (Pre-Doc) (50%, TVL 13)

We are an international team that focuses on issues of culture and migration for youth development and education. The successful candidate will be expected to work on a DFG-funded longitudinal research project entitled “Short-term and long-term effects of a culture-specific selfaffirmation intervention to promote school adjustment of adolescents of migrant and refugee backgrounds” (official approval of funding expected by March, 2017).

Anticipated start date is May 15, 2017 for up to 3 years.

Responsibilities: Participation in all aspects of research including recruitment of participants, data collection, data analysis, and collaboration on manuscripts and presentations. It is expected that the successful candidate will complete her/his dissertation within the research program of the department.

Requirements: Successful completion of a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Education, or related field. Strong skills in empirical research methods and statistical analyses. Strong writing and speaking skills in English, as our working language is English.

Desired: Knowledge of issues of migration in relation to youth development. Ability to speak and write in Arabic, Turkish or Russian as this will be helpful in working with the target sample, but this is not a requirement.

To Apply: Please send a statement of interest, transcript, degree documents, contact information for references, and CV as a single pdf file to Prof. Linda Juang at juang@uni-potsdam.de or Dr. Maja Schachner at maja.schachner@uni-potsdam.de

Application Deadline is March 30, 2017.

The University of Potsdam is committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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