registration number: fb04-0020-wmz-2023


Entry date:


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H




Volume of employment:
part-time (75 %)

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Psychology is currently accepting applications for several part-time positions (75% of regular working hours) in the Research Training Group entitled "Maintaining vs. Changing Expectations in the Context of Violations of Expectations" (RTG 2271) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as

Doctoral Researcher/PhD

The positions are offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is 01.10.2023. Salary and benefits correspond to a public service position in Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13).

The Research Training Group offers excellent research conditions, a vibrant research environment, intense supervision, the acquisition of multidisciplinary skills, interdisciplinary exchange, promotion of gender equality, and an international network  of collaborators.

For more information on the Research Training Group and the planned doctoral projects, please visit the website:


  • scientific services in research
  • independent planning, execution, and analyses of empirical studies according to the GRK research program
  • contributions to scientific publications
  • regular and active participation in the events of the RTG

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


  • very good to good academic university degree (diploma, master's degree or comparable) in psychology or another subject relevant to the respective doctoral project)
  • interest in the research topics of the RTG
  • willingness to actively contribute to the RTG’s success
  • good command of English

Further project-specific qualification requirements are described on the website (see above).

Applications must be project-specific. Applicants can apply to one project or several projects at the same time. Willingness to pursue own scientific qualification is expected.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the spokespersons of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Sarah Teige-Mocigemba and Prof. Dr. Erik Mueller.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. Sarah Teige-Mocigemba and Prof. Dr. Erik Müller

+49 6421-28 23640 and +49 6421-28 23659

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We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application documents (including curriculum vitae, certificates including examination results, project-specific letter of motivation in English, and, if applicable references, names, and addresses of two scientists who would be willing to write a reference) by 31.05.2023, quoting the above-mentioned announcement ID, only in a single PDF file to

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