The Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities global dis:connect – Dis:connectivity in Globalisation Processes at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich is seeking to fill four full-time positions (salary group TV-L E13) as research associates (f/m/d), initially for four years, subject to approval by the BMBF, to start on 1 June 2021. In an international and transdisciplinary group of fellows, the research group investigates the interdependent, tense relationship between global interconnectedness, disconnectedness and disentanglement in historical and contemporary globalisation processes.

The advertised positions are each assigned to one of the four research foci of the Kolleg: A) Interruptions, B) Absences, C) Detours and D) Theory and Methods of Dis:connectivity. The position includes the coordination of the respective focus as well as the implementation of an independent research project based in the focus. The position holder also participates in the administration and academic communication of the research centre.

Your areas of responsibility:

  • Carrying out an independent research project on the topic of the respective focus area.
  • Scientific coordination of the research focus: e.g. coordination of the individual research projects with each other, development and implementation of formats for interdisciplinary work, coordination of transdisciplinary cooperation with the other areas, participation in the conception and implementation of transfer formats specific to the project area, supervision of the work of doctoral students and research assistants.
  • Participation in tasks related to the administration of the Kolleg (such as the planning and organisation of events, publication management or external presentation) and scientific communication.

Your profile:

  • Successful completion of a university degree and a very good doctorate in a discipline in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the topic of the Kolleg.
  • A research project relevant to the collective research topic (Art History, Theatre Studies, History)
  • Excellent knowledge of English and German
  • Structured approach and working method, independence
  • Very good teamwork and leadership skills, high level of intercultural competence

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and easily accessible by public transport. We offer you an interesting and responsible job with good opportunities for further training and development. Part-time employment is possible. Severely disabled persons will be given preference if their suitability is otherwise essentially equal. Applications from women are especially welcome.

For information about the Kolleg and the job profiles, please contact the directors of the Kolleg Christopher Balme (Theatre Studies,, Burcu Dogramaci (Art History, or Roland Wenzlhuemer (History, An exposé on the Kolleg and its research programme in German can also be requested from them.
Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, certificates) and a project outline (3-5 pages) should be sent by e-mail in a PDF file by 15 March 2021 to:

You can find the Call in German here.