43,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster. Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Institute of Geography Education in the Faculty of Geoscience at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, salary level E 13 TV-L)

commencing on 1 November 2024. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position until 31 October 2025 (12 months). Full-time employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.

Your tasks:

  • Supporting the internationalisation process of the institute (e.g. contribute to the expansion of the international network)
  • Collaboration in current research projects of the Institute of Geography Education
  • Teaching into the master's programme in geography education (in English)
  • Conducting your own research projects

Our expectations:

  • A graduate degree in geography education (e.g. a master’s or German Diplom)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Experience working in Geography education at a non-German university
  • New impulses for the future development of research and teaching at the institute

The following criteria would be welcomed:

  • Experience in empirical educational research is desirable.
  • Current integration in the international network of geography educators is not a requirement but a willingness to start one would be desirable

Advantages for you:

  • Participation in the University of Münster’s Institute of Geography Education, one of the strongest research centres for geography education in Germany with many externally funded projects
  • Working with a friendly, open-minded and large team (two professorships of geography education, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral researchers, research assistants and great administrative staff)
  • Receive support from the Münster Centre for Emerging Researchers
  • Enjoy the City of Münster, one of the most liveable cities in the world (winner of the LivCom Award 2004)

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rainer Mehren (

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application electronically in PDF format by

The University of Münster

Institute for Geography Education

Prof Rainer Mehren

Heisenbergstr. 2 D – 48149 Muenster

Please note that we cannot consider other file formats

Reference number: 2024_04_20

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