Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Techniques

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Duration: Fixed-term employment contract (third-party funded until Sept 30, 2017), 18 months

Pay group: TV-L HU E 13

Working hours: 75% (3/4) of regular weekly working hours

Job description:

The scope of activities in this post includes research and exhibition curating (archaeology, history of knowledge, museology) for the project “Travelling Thrones. Replica Knowledge” (Thronfolger. Replikenwissen) about the history of knowledge of replicas from minoan-mycenaean civilization objects. The tasks include international research; establishment and coordination of international cooperation with museums and university collections that hold replicas; co-curating the exhibition and symposium “Travelling Thrones”; co-editing of the exhibition catalogue; cooperation with the base project “Mobile Objects” at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung and the Winckelmann-Institute for Classical Archaeology; addtl. research tasks.


Successfully completed academic degree in one of the following disciplines: Classical Archaeology, History of Science, Science Studies; successfully completed PhD about minoan-mycenaean civilization and/or about replicas in classical archaeology; experience in working with scientific collections and international experience; excellent English language skills; professional experience in the development of scientific exhibitions (archaeology); well-developed interest in interdisciplinary research; high motivation; strong team and communication skills.

Please send applications with the usual documents.

Applications are to be sent until January 31, 2016, reference DR/176/15, addressed to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, ZI Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäffner, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin and sent exclusively in pdf-format via e-mail to

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Posted: January 12, 2016