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The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and supports research on early modern and contemporary European history and is engaged in furthering the digital humanities.

The IEG with its  DH Lab invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x)

– Digital Historical Research –


to start on 1 February 2024. In accordance with the German WissZeitVG the contract is fixed-term and limited to a maximum of five years. Salary: German pay grade TV-L EG 13. Job-sharing is possible.

Key responsibilities

·     Conducting an individual research project in the field of European history since c. 1500 with a strong emphasis on digital tools and methods. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives on the social, religious, cultural, or environmental history of Europe.

·     Participation in the development of the IEG’s research agenda through publications and research activities.

·     Support of academic members of staff and guests of the IEG in the use of digital tools and methods.

·     Delivery of cross-sectional tasks at the interface between historical research and digital technologies.

·     Participation in the enhancement of digital research infrastructures and in the design of innovative research projects in regional, national, and European networks.

·     Collaboration in the Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies (mainzed) and delivery of teaching within the MA programme »Digital Methodology «.

Your profile

·     PhD degree in a field relevant to the job description

·     relevant publications and/or project experience in historically oriented humanities/cultural studies and in informatics/information science

·     international research outlook

·     excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

·     very good command of English

·     good knowledge of German or willingness to learn German within a reasonable time during the contract period

In addition, we would appreciate the following skills:

·     in-depth knowledge of digital methods such as

o  Data Modelling or

o  Machine Learning or

o  Natural Language Processing or

o  Computer Vision or

o  Historical Network Analysis or

o  Geohumanities

We offer

·     opportunities to develop your career in a renowned research institute

·     the possibility to shape and expand your academic profile

·     a creative and motivating working environment in an international team

·     professional digital workflows, tools and methods for joint work organisation

·     further training

·     flexible working time arrangements 


Please send your application (including CV, transcripts, list of publications and a project outline of no more than 1000 words) via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 08.01.2024, stating reference number WMA-DHF-2024; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF).

The IEG promotes professional equality between women and men and is committed to reconciling work and family life. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration.

We have a strong appreciation for diversity.

For any questions, please contact Thorsten Wübbena (head of the DH Lab: wuebbena@ieg-mainz.de) or Joachim Berger (research coordinator, IEG: berger@ieg-mainz.de)

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