Submitted: 15 January 2020
Department: DFG Center of Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools”
Institution: University of Tübingen
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 1 March 2020
Application email: [email protected]
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The Humanities Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past” of the University of Tübingen ( seeks to fill a position of a Junior Research Group Leader (TV-L E13, 100%) with an excellent publication and third-party funding track record. Areas of expertise include linguistics, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, paleogenetics and/or related fields. The position should start at the earliest possible date and will be limited to 4 years.

The successful candidate should show an interdisciplinary research agenda in accordance with the goals of the Center. They be expected to develop his/her research program, to collaborate on existing projects of the Center, to contribute to the supervision of students, to participate and contribute to Center activities (symposia, colloquia, retreats). Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in the above-mentioned fields or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research record.

Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV-L 13, 100 %. The position additionally includes four-year salary funds for 2 graduate researchers, as well as research start-up funds. Additional funding can be made available to support women and families.

The University of Tübingen wishes to enhance the share of employed women in research and teaching. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and having the same occupational aptitude will be preferred. The employment will be handled by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Applications should be submitted electronically no later than March 1st, 2020. They should include (1) a statement of research achievements and future directions, with special emphasis on an interdisciplinary profile (not to exceed 3 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of up to 5 key publications, (4) and the names and contact information of three referees.

Please send applications to the following email address: [email protected]

DFG-Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools,” Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger & Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, Rümelinstr. 23, 72070 Tübingen

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