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

for the duration of 22 months from 1 January 2019 at the Leibniz-Institute für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) in Mainz.

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 consideration.
For any questions, please contact Dr Marco Büchler (


Applications – including a letter of motivation, CV, academic transcripts, a list of publication and completed projects – should be submitted via email by 19 October 2018 under reference (BW-DHR-2018) to Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (; all documents should be submitted in a single PDF-file.


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