In the Research Training Group, PhD candidates have the opportunity to work as research associates (65%, for a period of 3 years).
It is planned that the next cohort with doctoral students will start in April 2023.

Possibility to participate as a doctoral student in the qualification and mentoring program of the DFG Research Training Group “Consequences of social services work” at the University of Siegen!

The DFG Research Training Group focuses on the impacts of social and psychological ser-
vices work on its addressees. Consequences are deliberately defined broadly as both in-
tended and unintended consequences and side effects of social services work. The DFG
Research Training Group offers the doctoral candidates an international setting. The involve-
ment of socio-pedagogical, psychological, sociological, and other associated disciplines also
makes it highly interdisciplinary.

Doctoral researchers working on the subject area of the Research Training Group have the
opportunity to participate as external participants. External participants will be able to take
part in the entire qualification and supervision program. It consists of regular colloquia, group
meetings and workshops on excellence and career development. In the case of external
participants, the Research Training Group will not finance the doctoral position. Participation
is possible from 01.04.2023.

Your profile

  • A relevant postgraduate degree (Master, Magister, Diploma or Teacher Training/State Examination, Section II) in one of the following disciplines: Social Pedagogy, Educational Science, Psychology, Sociology or Social Science, Media Studies.
  • Outstanding scholarly achievements.
  • Own research project in one of the above-mentioned disciplines related to the topic of the DFG Research Training Group.
  • Affinity to interdisciplinary working methods.
  • Willingness to take part in the international qualification program of the DFG Research Training Group.
  • Willingness to complete a doctorate in the Research Training Group (first and/or second supervision).
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both spoken and written.

Please send your application documents to by 15th of February 2023. Please enclose an outline paper (max. 1 page) in which you briefly describe your
research idea, a timetable of your research project as well as copies of your certificates and
your curriculum vitae.

Further information about the Research Training Group can be found on the homepage.

If there are any questions, please contact Selina Heppchen (Academic Coordination).