Nov 14

Job: Research Associate – Universität Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)

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Job Title: Research Associate
Posted by:
Universität Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us:

Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures” invites applications for a


“Valuating Handwriting in the Digital Age: A Case Study in Japanese Calligraphy”


The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 February 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 three 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.

Specific Duties:

Research in the frame of the project C02 “Valuating Handwriting in the Digital Age: A Case Study in Japanese Calligraphy”. The position includes the enrolment 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. Fluent Japanese and English, written and spoken. Experience in dealing with classical Japanese sources. Universität Hamburg has been certified. audit familiengerechte hochschule

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified 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 Prof. Dr. Jörg B. Quenzer ( or consult our website at

Application Process: Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 24 November 2019 to:

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. 

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