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Job: Research Associate for “Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity”, Hamburg

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.

The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam. Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” invites applications for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE PROJECT “Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity – Transcultural Processes on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa” – 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 April 1st, 2020.

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 until March 31, 2024 . The position calls for 100 % of standard work hours per week**. This position is also suitable for part time employment.

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

Specific Duties: RomanIslam, the Center for Advanced Study, convenes the disciplines of comparative empire studies. Our approach aims to compare transcultural assimilation processes in the historical region of the western Mediterranean with focus on the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the first millennium CE, or the so-called „Long Late Antiquity“, including the Early Islamic Period.

Duties are academic services in the project. The academic project coordinator will take care of the academic organisation of the project in close coordination with the two principle investigators. She/he is the interface between the researcher fellows, the university’s administration, and the communication with external experts and collaborating institutions.

She/he organizes international symposia, workshops, guest lectures, and congresses, and cares for the academic needs of the fellows of the center. She/he cares for the publication procedures.

A university degree in a relevant field. A PhD in any relevant field to Classical Studies (e.g. Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Philology etc.). Fluent command of French and Spanish are required, additional language skills in English and German are welcome. Experience in leading international projects and a good knowledge of research in North Africa in the so called „Long Late Antiquity” (Ancient and Medieval times) is preferable. The willingness to familiarise her/himself with administrative procedures are required.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine Panzram ([email protected]) or consult our website at https://www.romanislam.uni-hamburg.de/ (in preparation).

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by February 15, 2020 to: [email protected]
hamburg.de, and add the names of two referees.

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.

* Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week

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