[Humanist] 31.438 research associate (Mainz)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 438.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:17:07 +0100
        From: Marco Büchler <buechler at ieg-mainz.de>
        Subject: [Research Associate (50 %) in Digital Humanities and Research Infrastructures]

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz
invites applications for a

Research Associate(50 %)
in Digital Humanities and Research Infrastructures

for the duration of 32 months from 1 March 2018.

Project profile

The IEG is part of an international consortium to create a pan-European 
research infrastructure on religious studies. The project assembles 
major research institutions all across Europe in order to improve access 
of scholars to data, information and sources on historical religious 
studies. Furthermore, it will facilitate joint research activities of 
the partners and organize networking activities between national 
research facilities, academic communities and policy makers.

Job profile

The job includes the organisation of several training courses and 
workshops in the domain of religious studies and digital humanities. 
Relevant topics are the management of collections with a focus on 
linking physical assets with digital representations as well as applying 
digitally available tools for historical religious studies. The 
candidate contributes to internal and external reports as well as 
workshop proceedings. The expected overall achievement of the position 
is to foster the establishment of a community of scholars in all fields 
of historical religious studies in an age of digital ecosystems and big 
data applications.


In addition to a pertinent university degree (at M.A. or PhD-level), 
candidates are expected to demonstrate a profound knowledge of cultural 
and religious assets and their digital transformation. She or he will 
also have demonstrable experience both in managing digital objects and 
working with physical assets. The position requires a collaborative and 
well-connected team player with excellent English skills and at least 
one further European language. Ancient language skills, such as Greek 
and Latin, are welcome. She or he has basic German skills or expresses 
interest in learning German in due time.
IEG is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of 
equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, the 
applications made by female researchers will be given preferential 

For any questions, please contact Dr Marco Büchler 
(buechler at ieg-mainz.de <mailto:buechler at ieg-mainz.de>).


Applications -- including a letter of motivation, CV, academic 
transcripts, a list of publication and completed projects -- should be 
submitted via emailby 7 December 2017under reference (BW-DHR-2017) to 
Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (bewerbung at ieg-mainz.de); 
all documents should be submitted in a single PDF-file.

Web link: 

Best regards,

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Head of Digital Historical Research Group
Alte Universitaetsstrasse 19
55116 Mainz
phone: ++49 (0) 6131-39 39 403
fax: ++49 (0) 6131-39 353 26
e-mail:buechler at ieg-mainz.de
Twitter-Account: twitter.com/IEG_Mainz
Youtube-Channel: Youtube_IEG_Mainz

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