Research Associate for the Project “Inscriptions and Paintings Structuring Sacred Space”
University of Hamburg, Faculty of Humanities

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

and Paintings Structuring Sacred Space”


The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act
(Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 August 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 3 years.
The position calls for 39 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 “Inscriptions and Paintings Structuring Sacred Space”. The
aim of the project is to reconstruct and interpret inscriptions and emblem paintings in early modern church furnishings and to analyze their structure-giving function.

A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. Preferred is a degree in the field of Literary Studies or Theology, including a very good knowledge of Neo-Latin literature, early modern
emblematics and devotional literature. The position requires project experience and fluency in
English, written and spoken.

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.
Universität Hamburg has been certified.

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For further information, please contact contact Prof. Dr. Johann Anselm Steiger ( 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 21 June 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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