Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences - Work in an International Setting

For over ten years, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. Our scientifically-oriented degree programmes combine an applied academic approach with a broad international scope into a high-quality education that emphasises teaching and research with real-world relevance. 75% of our degree programmes are taught in English as well. Over 7,300 students from 122 different countries are currently pursuing their degree in our uniquely international and intercultural campus community. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.

Join our team and help strengthen our university in the Faculty of Society and Economics, Kleve Campus, at the earliest possible date as a

Research Associate as Study programme manager for the master degrees

 Reference Number 04/F3/22

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | fixed-term contract until 31 May 2023 according to § 14 Abs.1 S.2 Nr.3 (TzBfG) | part time with an average of 31,86 weekly hours.


  • Coordinating courses and supporting teaching staff in the postgraduate degree programmes Economics and Finance, M.Sc. and Sustainable Development Management, M.A.
  • Advising and supporting students enrolled in the aforementioned degree programmes w.r.t. academic progress, learning agreements, field research phases, internships etc.
  • Updating and further developing the advising services offered for the aforementioned degree programmes
  • Developing new general planning concepts for teaching and examinations in alignment with the faculty’s overall concept
  • Providing teaching support in the classroom and, where necessary, assuming individual teaching duties of 3 CH per semester
  • Supporting student research, e.g. with research projects or theses
  • Actively contributing to research activities and joint international projects being conducted in the aforementioned degree programmes
  • Further developing research activities in the aforementioned degree programmes using the faculty’s lab facilities


  • You have a completed university degree (Master or equivalent) in economics and/or development studiesor similar study programmes with relevant content
  • Ideally, you have industry and/or research expertise in experimental/behavioural econometrics, financial funding and/or development economics
  • Ideally, you are also familiar with higher education structures, the breakdown of degree programmes, and examination regulations in Germany
  • You have a solid understanding of statistical software (Stata or R) and/or experimental software (ztree, otree etc.)
  • Knowledge of Mplus or matixpl would be preferable
  • You have previous and documented teaching and advising experience
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken German and English (C1 or better per CEFR)
  • You have excellent conceptual thinking as well as a structured and proactive approach to work
  • You are a good communicator with excellent organisational and time management skills


Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

Please submit your application through the following link: and add the usual application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications and, if applicable, proof of severe disability) in a single PDF file.


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