07. February 2023

Job advertisement WHF (m/f/d) Job advertisement WHF (m/f/d)

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The Henry Kissinger Professorship is looking for the following as soon as possible (temporary for a period of six months with the option of extension)

Research Assistant (WHF)


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The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university with a broad spectrum of subjects. 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6,500 employees and an excellent reputation at home and abroad: the University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and Europe.

The Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategy Studies at the University of Bonn is dedicated to research and teaching of international security issues in terms of strategic studies and their relation to transatlantic relations. Another of the professorship's central tasks is the practice-oriented systematization and further development of security policy research potentials of various disciplines within and outside the University of Bonn. The Henry Kissinger Professorship is at the forefront of the new Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) at the Faculty of Humanities. CASSIS is a center for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and policy advice on traditional and non-traditional security challenges in the context of European integration. (cassis.uni-bonn.de)

The Henry Kissinger Professorship is looking for the following as soon as possible (temporary for a period of six months with the option of extension)

Research Assistant (WHF)


The position provides substantive and organizational support to the Henry Kissinger Professorship in the development and preparation of national and international research projects and events on key strategic issues in the transatlantic relationship and global power shifts.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support the chair in the implementation of projects and in the writing of academic texts,
  • content-related and operational support of the chair in the preparation and follow-up of lectures, workshops, conferences and publications
  • in the field of security policy and history, organizational preparation and follow-up of appointments
  • topic-related research

Your profile:

  • Remaining period of study of at least 6 months in Bonn,
  • first-class Bachelor's degree preferably in the field of political science (focus on international relations, transatlantic relations an advantage),
  • very good command of written and spoken German and English, further foreign language skills are an advantage
  • first experience in science management advantageous, 
  • experience in political science research with a focus on foreign and security policy with a focus on transatlantic relations advantageous,
  • good PC skills (especially Office programs),
  • proven ability to work independently and in a goal-oriented manner,
  • open-minded personality with strong communication skills, strong team orientation and high social competence

We offer:

  • Compensation according to the current guidelines for the employment of scientific assistants with a bachelor's degree at the university,
  • a varied and challenging job in an outstanding team atmosphere, flexible working hours

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. Its goal is to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented. It therefore strongly encourages applications from relevantly qualified women. Applications are handled in accordance with the State Equal Opportunity Act. Applications from suitable persons with proven severe disabilities and persons who are treated as such are particularly welcome.

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete and meaningful application documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of [employment] references) in a PDF file by e-mail to Fenja Wiluda (wiluda@uni-bonn.de) by February 20, 2023, quoting the reference number 2023/03/WHF.

If you are interested, please contact Fenja Wiluda (wiluda@uni-bonn.de).


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