Open Positions

Please also refer to the central job postings of Kiel University.
If you are a researcher and would like to learn more about selection and hiring procedures related to HRS4R and working at Kiel University, you can find further information on the websites of the Human Resources and the Personnel development.

Job Announcement/Stellenausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft „Architectural Energetics as a Proxy for Social Inequality in Prehistoric Europe”

Der Exzellenzcluster ROOTS an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel sucht zur Unterstützung des Projektes

„Architectural Energetics as a Proxy for Social Inequality in Prehistoric Europe” (Subcluster ROOTS of Social Inequalities) eine

wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft

Arbeitszeit: ca. 30 Stunden/Monat bis Ende 2022
(andere Arbeitszeitmodelle sind nach Absprache möglich).

Aufgaben (unter Anleitung):

  • Literaturrecherche zur prähistorischen Archäologie
  • Datenaufnahme zum Hausbau im prähistorischen Europa

Folgendes sollte die Hilfskraft mitbringen:

  • Interesse an prähistorischer Archäologie
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse, gerne weitere Sprachkenntnisse
  • Genauigkeit, Eigeninitiative, Teamfähigkeit
  •  Keine Angst vor neuen Aufgaben

Die Projektmitarbeit bietet ungewöhnliche Möglichkeiten, Fähigkeiten und Wissen zu erweitern und zu erwerben sowie mit dem Projekt verbundene eigene Interessen zu verfolgen. Eine eigene Nutzung der Daten im Rahmen einer Qualifizierungsschrift ist möglich.  

Bei Fragen zu dieser Ausschreibung wenden Sie sich bitte an

Dr.Tim Kerig

Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen in einem PDF und unter Angabe des Kürzels „ArchEnergy“ richten Sie bitte baldmöglichst per E-Mail an

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Job Announcement/Stellenausschreibung: Reflective Turn Research Assistant ― Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft

The Research Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies explores, in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative, social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development and are still active today. Research is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. Working with the subclusters, the ROOTS Reflective Turn Forum facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue and inquiries within and between the research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame, including concept formation and reflection upon theoretical paradigms in archaeology.

We invite applications for the following position to begin on 15 May 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter:

Research Assistant ― Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft

Within ROOTS, the Reflective Turn Forum is looking for a Research Assistant (‘Hiwi‘) to conduct the following tasks:

The assistant will provide help in various research and administrative tasks. He / she will conduct literature searches and fetch literature online as well as from Kiel University's various libraries (within Covid restrictions, if applicable). The work might also include small translation tasks (German-English) and composition of literature portfolios on selected topics. Ideally the candidate will have familiarity with archaeology and/or philosophy and social theory. Familiarity with, or preparedness to learn, digital processing of text (text recognition, digitization) is highly desirable.

Working times are flexible on 10 hours per month basis.

Please email a short description detailing your relevant academic qualifications, experience, and suitability for this position to Dr. Vesa Arponen, Please type "ROOTS HiWi" on the subject line. Applications can be sent in at any time until 31 May 2022.

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