Research Associate for the Project “Valuating handwriting in East Asia in the digital age”


InstitutionCluster of Excellence „Understanding Written Artefacts“ (manuscript research)

Salary levelEGR. 13 TV-L

Start date01.03.2022, fixed until 28.02.2025 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).

Application deadline15.01.2022

Scope of workpart-time

Weekly hours75 % of standard work hours per week


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties

Research in the frame of the project “Valuating Handwriting in East Asia in the Digital Age”. The position includes the enrolment in the Cluster's graduate school, and requires participation in research colloquia, lecture series and workshops, as well as active engagement in the Cluster's research activities.


A university degree in a relevant field. Fluent Japanese, Korean or Chinese, and English, written and spoken. Experience in dealing with classical sources.

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance opportunities
  • Public transport pass (ProfiTicket) and much more
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation per annum

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

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

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Prof. Dr. Jörg B. Quenzer

+49 40 42838-7203

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Warburgstraße 26
20354 Hamburg
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Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by email to:

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