Positions Available

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster, Germany, wishes to appoint a

Research Associate
(salary level TV-L E13, 65%)

within the research project EXC 2060 A3-3 “Tradition and innovation of Graeco-Phoenician myths and cults in Roman Provincial Coinage” under the direction of Prof Dr Achim Lichtenberger.

This fixed-term position is scheduled to start on 1 October 2019 and will run until 30 September 2022. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E 13), the salary for the position starts at approximately €1566 (net) per month during the first year. The regular working hours for this 65% position amount to 25 hours and 53 minutes per week.

The Cluster is an interdisciplinary research association with a thematic focus on the dynamic power of religion as a driving force behind political and social changes. Disciplines involved include history, political science, sociology, Catholic and Protestant theology and law, Islamic studies and theology, Jewish studies, Egyptology, archaeology, philosophy, philology, art history and ethnology. For more information on the structures and research outline of the Cluster, please visit http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en.

Standard duties:

  • Participation in research project EXC 2060 A3-3 “Tradition and innovation of Graeco-Phoenician myths and cults in Roman Provincial Coinage”
  • Writing a dissertation on a relevant topic from the project. The doctoral procedure is to be a cotutelle (joint doctorate) together with Prof Dr Corinne Bonnet, University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. The aim is for a double promotion at Münster – Toulouse.

Research associates are expected to pursue their own academic career (doctoral thesis) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position. In order to facilitate communication and collaboration within the Graduate School, applicants who are not proficient in German will be encouraged to attend German language courses.

Qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • Above-average higher education diploma in classical archaeology or ancient history
  • Profound knowledge of ancient numismatics and/or Phoenician language
  • Willingness to acquire knowledge in ancient Numismatics and Phoenician language
  • Willingness to also spend study time in Toulouse (therefore, at least basic knowledge of French is desirable)

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered, unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a two-page outline of a possible PhD project (in German, French or English) within a single PDF document; the document should be submitted by 25 June 2019 to:

Prof Dr Achim Lichtenberger
Institut für Klassische und Christliche Archäologie/Archäologisches Museum
University of Münster
Domplatz 20-22
48143 Münster


Inquiries regarding this position should be directed by email to Achim Lichtenberger (lichtenb@uni-muenster.de).