Job Posting: Research Associate at Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (Marburg, Germany)

Deadline: January 8, 2022

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in 
Marburg deals with the history and culture of East Central Europe.  
Using its extensive collections as a basis, the institute carries out  
its own research, including projects in the area of history,  
collection-based projects related to cultural science, and others  
aimed at the development and implementation of multimedia information  
Within the SFB/TRR 138 framework “Dynamics of Security”, in which the  
Herder Institute is working together with the Justus Liebig University 
in Giessen and the Philipps University in Marburg, we are looking for a

Research Associate (E 13 TV-H, 65%)
by the end of 2025

to join our team of the sub-project A 06 “Securitization and  
Discourses on the Rights of Minorities in Central Europe during the in 
19th and 20th century” as soon as possible.

The applicant will be working on a subproject on multilingualism in  
the industrial city Drohobycz (today in Western Ukraine) in the 19th  
The Research Associate should hold an MA in history, ideally in  
Eastern European Studies. Furthermore, the requirements include a  
monograph within the project period (to be completed by the end of  
2025), taking part in related longer research trips as well as 
regularly and actively participating in SFB events. A good knowledge  
of Polish, Yiddish, and Ukrainian is necessary for source and  
literature study. The working languages will be German and English.

Further information on the subproject can found under: and  
please direct any questions related to the subproject to PD Dr. Heidi  
Hein-Kircher (, who will be more 
than happy to assist.
Please send applications and relevant documents in one pdf to Ms.  
Gisela Geier (, ref. number SFB2022A06 )  
by 8 January 2022. The interviews are expected to be conducted 
virtually during the 4th calendar week.

The Herder Institute strives to ensure gender equality in all  
professional areas. Therefore, we strongly encourage qualified women to 
apply for positions. Severely disabled applicants of equal suitability 
will also be given priority. The Herder Institute supports dual  
careers through collaboration with the Philipps University in Marburg. 
The Herder Institute also considers itself a family-oriented  
organization. Applicants with children are warmly welcomed. We offer  
at short notice, for example, a parent-child room as well as flexible  
working hours and agreements on location-flexible working. To avoid  
discrimination, please refrain from taking application photos.