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The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the early modern and modern period and runs an international fellowship programme. As a member of the Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies (mainzed), the IEG is committed to open access publications and participates in the development of digital research infrastructures (http://www.ieg-mainz.de). For its Digital  Humanities Lab the IEG invites applications for
1 postdoctoral position (research associate) in digital historical research
for the duration of five years from 1 January 2019.
Job profile
1. The position holder carries out her or his own research project that uses digital humanities methods to investigate a particular aspect of the IEG's research programme on "Negotiating differences in early modern and modern Europe" (https://tinyurl.com/yd4k7mmv).
2. With their research project, the position holder contributes to one of the three research areas of the IEG and supports colleagues (i.e. researchers of the history of religion and of European history) in the application of digital tools and methods.
3. In the IEG's Digital Humanities Lab IEG and in the context of mainzed, the position holder is involved in the cooperative development of innovative methods for the formal modelling of humanities issues. She or he is actively involved in the Master's programme "Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies" in Mainz.
4. The Position holder contributes to the development and enhancement of digital research infrastructures in regional, national and European networks.

  • university degree, either in
    • Digital Humanities or in
    • computer science with proven competence in the humanities (especially in religious history or history)
  • PhD (to be completed before taking up the position)
  • specialist DH-expertise, proven through publications and project experience, in either
  • Natural Language Processing (with Semantic Web technologies) or
  • Semantic Web technologies (with network analyses) or
  • Historical Geoinformation Systems (GIS)
  • internationally oriented academic track
  • proven ability to cooperate and work in a team
  • good knowledge of German and English, if applicable further project-related language skills

The Institute promotes professional equality between women and men. Therefore, women are particularly encouraged to apply. The salary accords to German pay grade TV-L EG 13. The full-time positions may be divided into part-time positions. Severely handicapped persons with equal qualification are given preferential consideration. For any questions, please contact the IEG's research coordinator, Dr Joachim Berger (berger@ieg-mainz.de).
Applications (including CV, academic transcripts, a 1-page project outline, list of publications and programming track) via email to the the Leibniz Institute of European History under reference WM-DHF-2019 (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 31 October 2018; all documents should be submitted in a single PDF.

Announcement (pdf)