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Junior Research Group Leader in Digital Humanities

Jun 24, 2013

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” in cooperation with the “Heidelberg Graduate School for Mathematical and Computational Methods in the Sciences”, invites applications for the position of

Junior Research Group Leader in Digital Humanities (full-time post-doctoral position; German academic salary scale TVL-13)

The successful candidate is a scholar in any field of the humanities or relevant to the University's Field of Focus 3 “Cultural Dynamics in Globalized Worlds”. The candidate should investigate new research questions in his/her field with a transcultural perspective, and with the support of computational methods. He/She should be familiar with relevant technologies and computational approaches. He/She has successfully worked in interdisciplinary projects spanning across faculties and different research units.
The successful candidate also operates as a node in an expanding digital humanities network in Heidelberg University and takes an active role in concerted efforts to secure the sustainability of digital humanities in a future Heidelberg Center for Digital Humanities. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to: text mining and text annotation, analysis of images and iconic representations, semantic modeling of digitized sources in 2D or 3D, structures and/or dynamics of spatio-temporal models.

The Junior Research Group Leader will become a member of both the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" and the "Heidelberg Graduate School for Mathematical and Computational Methods in the Sciences". Both institutions offer the successful applicant a well-established and highly dynamic research environment. The Junior Research Group will consist of a post-doctoral scholar and up to two doctoral students. Candidates are expected to further develop and expand this structure through their own funding applications.

Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree and to have an excellent publication and research record. Good knowledge of German and English is required. The position is offered for three years.

To apply, please submit a CV, a publication list and two references to Ina Chebbi, M.A., Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", Karl Jaspers Centre, Building 4400, Room 111, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg. Your application and all documents are preferably submitted online as one single PDF file to The deadline for the application is July 10th, 2013. The job interviews will take place on July 18th, 2013. Please understand that received applications can not be returned.

Please note that the University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on recruiting female scholars. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.


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