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Research Associate - Caspar David Friedrich Institute 21/Si30

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    University of Greifswald
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    29/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Germany › Greifswald


At the University of Greifswald´s interdisciplinary research project "Herrenhauszentrum des Ostseeraums / Research Centre for Manors in the Baltic Sea Region" at Caspar David Friedrich Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, two full-time positions (subject to funding by Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) are available at the earliest from 1 October 2021 as a


Research Associate.


The positions on offer are limited to a period of 36 months and suitable for part-time employment. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.


The research project "Herrenhauszentrum des Ostseeraums / Research Centre for Manors in the Baltic Sea Region" is a pilot project for research into the manor house landscape in the entire cultural area Baltic Sea. The project is funded in equal parts by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


The post-medieval manor houses from 1500 onwards are a central component of the cultural landscape of the Baltic Sea region right up to the present day. Today, they are spread across a total of ten countries (Germany, Poland, the Russian regions of Kaliningrad, Ingermanland and Karelia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway). Although the corpus of manor houses in the Baltic Sea region has long been perceived by architectural historians as a special regional feature, awareness of the common historical cultural landscape is only slowly developing. In addition to architectural studies, the project is interested in research on the history and cultural history of the complexes, on functional, sociological and political aspects, on the collaboration of the various architects and artists involved in the construction, as well as on interior decorations. Due to the project's duration of three years, the period under consideration has been limited to 1710 to 1770. At the center of the project is the establishment of a virtual research environment as the core element of gaining knowledge. The data sets of the recorded objects are to be enriched with digital landscape models, 3D laser scans, geophysical 3D soil models or virtual 3D reconstructions in addition to classic data such as texts, images or archive material. All non-regulated content will then be prepared and presented for the public on a website.

Job description:

Beside the realisation of an own research project the applicant supports the spokesperson and the project coordination in all organisational matters concerning the project, such as the conception, organisation and implementation of workshops and conferences, the management of funds and is the contact person for doctoral students. The job profile also includes individual doctoral training.The applicant is also jointly responsible for the target group-oriented dissemination of research content and results as well as the external representation of the international research project. The candidate will also support the project management in the preparation of reports and the development of possible applications for continuation.

Job requirements:


  • above-average PhD
  • English language skills are required, knowledge of at least one other language of the Baltic Sea region (German included)
  • Knowledge in the fields of digital humanities and research data management is explicitly desired.
  • Experience in working with ontology-based applications.
  • Experience in object and archive research
  • Experience in scientific project work and management
  • Experience in research data management
  • Interest in Digital Humanities and experience in digital communication
  • Familiarity with processes of digital indexing of collections
  • Confident in the use of standard office applications, email and online communication
  • high degree of independence, efficiency and sense of responsibility as well as excellent social skills


  • Experience with frontend development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience with software for modelling virtual 3D reconstructions (Blender, Rhino etc.) and the methods of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Experience in the use of GIS applications for research in the humanities
  • Knowledge of one of the common higher programming languages (C#, Java, Python etc.)

Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter that reflects the applicant's motivation and experience in the aforementioned areas. In addition, the application documents include a curriculum vitae in table form, a maximum 3-page synopsis of the planned research project in German or English and examination certificates as well as the (published) dissertation as a separate file. Following the selection procedure based on the application documents, suitable candidates are invited to an interview.

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned.

Unfortunately, the application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Applications with the above-mentioned documents should be sent in English or German with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Si30 by 29 August 2021, in electronic form (one PDF file) by email, to:

Universität Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Kilian Heck
Rubenowstraße 2b
17489 Greifswald

email: herrenhauszentrum@uni-greifswald.de

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Caspar David Friedrich Institute
Rubenowstraße 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 674092


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