The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 1 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 initial fixed term is three years. The position calls for 50% of standard work hours per week.* 


Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work. 

Specific Duties: 

Support and contribution to the academic services in research and teaching, support of funding proposals, teaching of classes on Bachelor level (2 LVS). 


A university degree in a relevant field. The candidate should have an excellent university degree in Empirical cultural research, cultural anthropology, european ethnology or a neighbouring discipline. First experiences in empirical research and teaching of university classes is welcome. Research interests should be focusses in the topic areas of the BA and the MA programme of the Institute, in particular in the fields of “Digitization in Everyday Life” or “Digital Heritage” as well as excellent German and English language skills. Universität Hamburg has been certified. audit familiengerechte hochschule 

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, HmbGleiG). 

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process. 

For further information, please contact or consult our website at und The interviews will be held on 26 June 2019. 

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 15.06.2019 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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