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Junior Research Group Leader | Humanities Center for Advanced Studies @ University of Tübingen​​​​​​​ | July 31st 2020

The Humanities Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past” of the University of Tübingen ( seeks to fill a position of a Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d; TV-L E13, 100%) with an excellent publication and third-party funding track record. Areas of expertise include linguistics, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, paleogenetics and/or related fields. The position should start at the earliest possible date and will be limited to 4 years.

The successful candidate should show a strong interdisciplinary research agenda and will articulate a vision for independently developing a research group in accordance with the goals of the Center, bringing together diverse disciplines and approaches for the study of the human past. He or she will be expected to collaborate on existing projects of the Center, to contribute to the supervision of students, to participate and contribute to Center activities (symposia, colloquia, retreats). Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in the above-mentioned fields or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research record.

Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV-L 13, 100 %. The position additionally includes four-year salary funds for 2 graduate researchers, as well as research start-up funds. Additional funding can be made available to support women and families.

The University of Tübingen wishes to enhance the share of employed women in research and teaching. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and having the same occupational aptitude will be preferred. The employment will be handled by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Applications should be submitted electronically no later than July 31st 2020. They should include (1) a statement of research achievements and future directions, with special emphasis on an interdisciplinary profile (not to exceed 3 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of up to 5 key publications, (4) and the names and contact information of three referees.

Please send applications to the following email address: