Application at CSM

The Center for Sports and Management offers various career opportunities. At the moment we are looking for the following new employees:

Doctoral Candidates / Research Assistants

You can apply for positions with us at any time. There is a structured process for candidates applying for doctoral/ positions at the Center for Sports & Management. After we have received your complete application package in electronic form (comprising CV, cover letter, diplomas/certificates), initial questions will be clarified by phone. This is also your opportunity to receive more background information about the center and our team. A second telephone conversation may follow and after that we may invite you for personal discussions at our center in Düsseldorf.

We usually try to set up at least three interviews on one day at the location, so that you can use this opportunity to interact with other research assistants working at the center. These discussions should answer the question as to whether the Center for Sports & Management is a suitable place for you to pursue your next academic qualification and, also, whether you will fit in here. As a small team, we view strong personal alignment as an absolute priority. Therefore, you are also encouraged to ask questions and to find out what we do, how we work, and what belongs to the daily work of a research assistant.

To get a proper impression about you as a person, we divide each discussion. In the first part, it is all about getting to know you as a person. After that, we discuss one typical situation from the everyday life of a research assistant in order to gain a clearer understanding of your problem-solving abilities. It is in no way about assessing your knowledge of sports or testing some preset thinking patterns or frameworks. What we aim to achieve is to understand how you structure ideas, formulate creative approaches, and summarize key points of the problems presented. Such cases offer a good opportunity for you to become better acquainted with the topics and working approaches at the center.

It goes without saying that you will receive feedback soon after the discussions. We do our best to communicate our decision on the day following our personal meeting.



Kerstin Forword

Project Manager CSM

+49 (0)211 44709 746