Call for Applications: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Reg.-Nr. 86/2016

The Friedrich Schiller University of Jena is currently seeking a Research Associate (Wiss. Mitarbeiter/In) for the externally funded project Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena. Contingent on the extension of funding, the job will begin 1 September 2016.
The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena is a Käte Hamburger Kolleg, established by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) under the funding initiative ‘Freedom for the Humanities’. Dedicated to comparative research on the history of Eastern Europe in the 20th century, the Kolleg gives up to ten fellowships per year to both German and international scholars. A research centre of international stature and renown, the Kolleg is directed by Prof. Joachim von Puttkamer, Prof. Włodzimierz Borodziej and Dr. Michal Kopeček.

More information about the Imre Kertész Kolleg can be found at

Apart from undertaking general responsibilities for the Kolleg, your duties will include working with the directors, the management and co-workers of the Kolleg to maintain and advance an already established dialogue on cultures of history especially with colleagues in Eastern and/or Southeastern Europe. This primarily involves the cultivation, editorial administration and ongoing development of content for the Cultures of History Forum as well as planning and organising scholarly events in conjunction with it.

Qualification requirements

• A university degree in History, Cultural Studies, History Education, Museum Studies or related subject with a focus on Eastern and/or Southeastern Europe

• Familiarity with cultures of history discourse and issues and an interest in working at the intersection of scholarship and practice

• Strong knowledge of both English and at least one Eastern and/or Southeastern European language

• Sound knowledge of MS Office and relevant publishing software, in particular CMS

Desirable criteria

• Ph.D. in hand

• Experience with online academic publishing

• Experience with editing and events organisation

The workplace is in Jena. You should be willing and able to travel for work both in Germany and internationally.

Salary and term of employment

This is a full-time (100%) position. Salary is calculated according to the wage agreement for public sector employees of the German states (TV-L) up to pay category 13, depending on individual qualifications. Following successful completion of the probation period and as provided for by law, employment may continue to the end of the second funding phase in 2022.

Preference in consideration will be given to physically challenged applicants who demonstrate the relevant skills, abilities and professional qualifications.

Please send your application (personal statement/cover letter, curricum vitae, degree attestations and professional testimonials combined in a single PDF file) with reference to the above Reg.-Nr. Until 15 June, 2016 to:

Dr. Raphael Utz
Managing Director
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
Email: raphael.utz(at)uni-jena(dot)de 

PDF-file of the Call for Applications

The next call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 will be published in the fall 2016.