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Research Associate for the Project “Emancipatio Rabbinica: The Role of Rabbinic Literature in Debates Surrounding the Status of the Jews in the Modern Period (1600–1900) in the Italian, German, and Eastern European Contexts” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. They may also pursue doctoral studies outside of working duties.

The doctoral candidate employee is expected to actively participate in the DFG Emmy Noether junior research team. The primary activity of the doctoral candidate will be to compose a dissertation on a project-relevant topic: modern representations of rabbinic literature in Europe. Moreover, the doctoral candidate is expected to contribute to organizational matters, editorial activities, and the compilation of a bibliographic inventory.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

  • good knowledge of Hebrew and German
  • profound knowledge of modern and contemporary Jewish history
  • basic knowledge of rabbinic traditional literature
  • knowledge of Eastern European languages (especially Russian and Yiddish) is advantageous
  • good communicative skills and ability to work in a team

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As men are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage men to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable male applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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