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Job Announcement: scientific position at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology "Cluster of Excellence ROOTS"

The Cluster of Excellence ROOTS - Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies at Kiel University ( explores the roots of social, environmental, and cultural phenomena and processes that substantially marked past human development. Subcluster Conflict and Conciliation” of ROOTS invites applications for 

A scientific position 
Strengthening connectivity: pits in the landscape as an expression of social cooperation and conflict avoidance 

to begin on October 1, 2022. The position is limited for one year. The salary is based on the German public pay scale (TV-L 13) if the conditions of the collective agreement are met. The regular weekly working hours are 75% of a full-time employee (currently 29,015 hours). 

The applicant should investigate borders and border structures in Northern Europe within the Conflict and Conciliation sub-cluster. Where do the roots of boundaries lie? What scenarios promote the establishment of borders, how are they passed on and what strategies serve their mutual acceptance? These questions, which are also of great relevance and actuality for today's societies, will be addressed for the Metal Ages in Northern and Central Europe. 

The post holder is expected to carry out surveys at known sites of cooking pits, first under supervision and then independently, and to evaluate them in the context of an already existing database according to the research question listed above. The candidate is expected to be involved in the research agenda of "ROOTS" of Conflict and Conciliation, a close cooperation with geophysics and to write at least one scientific article. The position also serves to further their own scientific qualification. 

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent university degree (MA, MSc, in Archaeology) in one of the above-mentioned fields. 
  • Experience in the field of magnetic surveys and geographical information systems (GIS). 
  • Knowledge of the archaeology of Northern Europe in the Bronze and Iron Ages is beneficial. 

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel sees itself as a modern and cosmopolitan employer. We welcome your application regardless of your age, gender, cultural and social background, religion, ideology, disability or sexual identity. We promote gender equality. 

Reconciling work and family life and promoting part-time employment are in the special interest of the university. For this reason, applicants interested in part-time employment are especially addressed. If such applications are received, it will be examined whether the part-time wishes can be met within the scope of the official possibilities. 

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel is committed to the employment of people with disabilities: Applications from severely disabled persons and persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable. 

We also support the application of people with a foreign background. 

Please address your application (cover letter, description of your research profile and your qualification for the position (1 page), CV, including list of publications, certificates of all academic degrees and the contacts for 2 references, as one single *.pdf document until 22.09.2022, to: 

Kiel University
Dr. Jutta Kneisel
Exzellenzcluster ROOTS
Leibnizstr. 3
24118 Kiel 

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Jutta Kneisel

Please refrain from submitting application photos. Please note that all documents will be deleted once the recruitment process has been completed. 
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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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