Research Associate at Cluster of Excellence
University of Hamburg, Cluster of Excellence

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

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE PROJECT “What is original in an original royal charter? Re-evaluation
and a new approach to writing and validation
of western early medieval diplomas”

The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act
(Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 01.10.2019.

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 “What is original in an original royal charter? Re-evaluation
and a new approach to writing and validation of western early medieval diplomas”. 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

A university degree in a relevant field. Expertise in Diplomatics, Palaeography, and Medieval
Latin is expected. Fluent English, written and spoken.

Universität Hamburg has been certified.

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The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Philippe Depreux ( or consult our website at

Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of
degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 23 August 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.

* Full-time positions currently comprise 39 hours per week.

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