Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, UWA

University of Hamburg


Faculty/Department: Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)

Seminar/Institute: Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures"

Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches
Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences as soon as possible.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 75 % of standard work hours per week*.
The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor
contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,

Responsibilities include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can
also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Range of Duties:
Research in the frame of the project “Immersive City Scripts:

Inscriptions and the Construction of Social Spaces in Miletus (Asia Minor)”. The research associate will closely cooperate with a research associate in the field of Human-Computer-Interaction.
The position includes the enrolement in the Cluster's graduate school, and requires participation
in research colloquia, lecture series and workshops, as well as active engagement in the Cluster's
research activities.

A university degree in a field of Classical Studies (preferably Classical Archaeology) and good
knowledge of Ancient Epigraphy: experience in Archaeological Fieldwork; fluent English, written
and spoken.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Christof Berns ( or consult our website at

* Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s).
The application deadline is 15.03.2019. Please send electronic applications to: .

In your application, please refer to


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