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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fakul­tät I - Zen­trum für Anti­se­mi­tis­mus­for­schung

2 pos­i­tions - Research assist­ant - 0.5 work­ing time - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted

Admin­is­trat­ively and for human resources issues, the posts come under the Tech­nis­che Uni­versität, Ber­lin. Aca­dem­ic­ally, they are based at the Cen­ter for Research on Anti­semit­ism there (under Pro­fessor Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Sprin­gorum), and they are phys­ic­ally loc­ated at the Selma Stern Centre for Jew­ish Stud­ies, Ber­lin-Branden­burg.

Work­ing field:

Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the field of Jew­ish stud­ies within the research focus Bear­ing Wit­ness – Memorial Cul­ture of/after the Shoah on the fol­low­ing topic:

The Right­eous Among the Nations as a Cat­egory of Remem­brance

In addi­tion to work­ing on their own research pro­jects, suc­cess­ful can­did­ates will be part of a junior research group led by a postdoc­toral scholar, Dr. Manja Her­rmann. They will be expec­ted to play an act­ive role in Selma Stern Cen­ter events and assist in their plan­ning.

Pos­sible top­ics might include:

  • The His­tory and Func­tions of the Right­eous Among the Nations Concept in Spe­cific National Con­texts
  • Transna­tional Con­nec­tions in the His­tory and Func­tions of the Right­eous Among the Nations Concept
  • The His­tory and Func­tions of the Right­eous Among the Nations as a European Cat­egory of Remem­brance
  • Gender His­tory and the Right­eous
  • Museum Present­a­tions of the Right­eous from a Com­par­at­ive or Transna­tional Per­spect­ive

Fur­ther inform­a­tions under:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Dr. Manja Her­rmann:


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in one of the fol­low­ing fields: Jew­ish stud­ies, theo­logy, his­tory, lit­er­at­ure or cul­tural stud­ies.
  • Applic­ants must also have a very good com­mand of Ger­man and Eng­lish and, poten­tially, flu­ency in another lan­guage rel­ev­ant to their pro­ject.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber both a hard and an elec­tronic copy (in one file only) with a com­pre­hens­ive CV and a Ger­man or Eng­lish present­a­tion on how you would develop your research pro­ject within the Junior Research Group. This should be con­tained within 5-8 pages (8 pages max­imum). It should detail: the research ques­tion and its object­ive; the cur­rent state of research around your chosen topic; any pre­par­at­ory work you have under­taken; your pro­posed meth­od­o­logy; and your work plan to Selma Stern Zen­trum für Jüdis­che Stud­ien Ber­lin-Branden­burg, z. Hd. Frau Dr. Schärtl, Sophi­en­straße 22a, 10178 Ber­lin and by e-mail to

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.