We are hiring a researcher!

We are hiring a researcher for a research project on Kurdish Female Asylum Seekers in Berlin who conducts 8 interviews with the target group between July 15th and August 31st, 2024.

The researcher will prepare and document a collaborative research evaluation with the interviewees and project stakeholders in September. The research will be conducted in connection to the Tora Çand û Hûnera Kurdî hub from the VAHA network. The hub is formed by the Mesopotamia Foundation, the Middle East Cinema Academy Association, and Amed City Theatre from Diyarbakır.


  • The working location is Berlin. *
  • Ability to conduct interviews in Kurmanji (Kurmanci).*
  • Experience with the methods of field research and interviewing.

Remuneration for the conduction and transcription of the interviews, their collective analysis and their documentation will be 3000,00 €.

*Please see our FAQs

Who We Are

Off University. Organisation für den Frieden e.V. is a non-profit organisation committed to create new strategies to uphold and sustain academic life and knowledge threatened by anti-democratic and authoritarian regimes. It was established for and by academics from Turkey yet addresses itself to academics all over the world: academics who have been purged from their institutions, forced to resign, who are legally and politically persecuted and even imprisoned because of their opinion and research.   

Located in Germany, Off University offers researchers and students with limited opportunity to move around freely an occasion to participate in online education. Off University combines the good old ideal of academic freedom with state-of-the-art digital communication and collaboration opportunities. Off University’s mission is based on its commitment to peace in the world and to living together in diversity. It therefore seeks to develop emancipatory education-research activities that are less hierarchical and more democratic.   

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage structurally disadvantaged and disabled applicants as well as at risk researchers, who will be given priority provided they fulfill the above stated job requirements.    

Please send us your CV and a very short motivation letter to mail@off-university.de
until July 7th, 2024, 23:59 CET.

You will be notified about the outcome of your application in the week of July 8th, 2024.


Unfortunately, you cannot apply from outside of Berlin, Germany. The nature of the fieldwork and the project timeline require candidates to be based in Berlin.

Yes, Kurdish will be the working language. The researcher should be comfortable to carry out interviews in Kurmancî and document them in writing.