Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) / Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures" invites applications for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE PROJECT “Beyond Hebraism: Hebrew Manuscripts in a Medieval
Monastic Setting”. SALARY LEVEL 13 TV-L.
The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 July 2019. This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 3 years. The position calls for 75 % of standard work hours per week.
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
Research in the frame of the project “Beyond Hebraism: Hebrew Manuscripts in a Medieval Monastic Setting” in the Cluster’s research field Archiving Artefacts. The position includes the enrollment 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 relevant field.
Required Skills and Personal Qualities:
– Experiences in the study of Hebrew manuscripts/early printed books, medieval/early modern Hebrew book collecting and Hebrew book history, or other subjects related to the project;
– A keen interest in the study of books as material objects, as well as in interdisciplinary methods;
– Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Hebrew.
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, HmbGleiG).
Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
For further information, please contact Dr. Ilona Steimann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or consult the Cluster’s website at https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/
Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send electronic applications by 31 May 2019 to: email@example.com. Please do not submit original documents, as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.