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Working at DIPF

Working at DIPF

Empirical educational research, scientific monitoring of educational reforms, or the provision of knowledge resources: at DIPF, it’s all about “knowledge for education“. At our two locations in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, roughly 335 members of staff contribute to overcoming current and future challenges in education. To this end, DIPF receives funding from the federal government and from the federal states of Berlin and Hesse.

Careers SchulklasseShaping Topics in Education

If you decide to commence a career at DIPF, you can join us in shaping developments and discussions regarding many topics that are linked to education. We offer support in overcoming challenges in education and contribute to achieving more equality and participation in education. In this regard, you can take on many different tasks – no matter your role at DIPF, you will always find a high degree of autonomy and scope for contributing ideas.

Careers TeammeetingWell Networked

Today, networking is indispensable to scientific work. At an international level, optimal conditions are prepared by our liaison office International Cooperation in Education (ice). Ice supports educational researchers in international contacts and cooperations, advises on EU research funding opportunities and offers information events on a regular basis.

Careers DoktorandenCareer Paths

Whether you are pursuing empirical research as a doctoral or postdoctoral student, are a computer scientist engaged in “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Publications” or intend to pursue a career as an educational historian, we offer several doctoral, postdoctoral and scholarship programmes to support you in your work. You will find an overview here.

Principally, all departments at DIPF allow you to pursue a doctorate degree, usually in close connection to one of our projects. The Institute runs a special programme to provide systematic support to doctoral candidates, PhDIPF. Besides offering an excellent infrastructure for your academic qualification, DIPF also runs a postgraduate internship for information specialists and a vocational training course for information assistants (media).


Careers FamilieFamily and Career

Without the dedication and passion of our employees, DIPF would not be able to retain its outstanding position in educational research. Not least to honour this commitment, we are particularly engaged in facilitating the employees’ opportunities to balance family and work demands. Our efforts have even been certified: in 2010, the Institute was awarded the Zertifikat audit berufundfamilie“. If your new job at DIPF means you decide to relocate, your partner is welcome to contact our “Dual Career Service” to likewise find a professional challenge in Berlin or Frankfurt.

Careers WorkshopMeet DIPF!

Are you interested in finding out more about DIPF as an employer? We would like to hear from you! Regarding matters of employment, you can contact us online via Facebook, LinkedIn or Xing or you can simply e-mail: aW5mb0BkaXBmLmRl. If you would like to meet us in person, you will find many opportunities to do in the events section on our homepage.

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