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The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster (WWU) is a research network uniting the subject areas of History, Political Sciences, Sociology, Catholic and Protestant Theology, and Law. Other associated disciplines are Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Jewish Studies, Egyptology, Classical and Early Christian Archaeology, Philosophy, Philology, Art History as well as Ethnology. Further information may be obtained from our website under

Within the subproject “Visual Stereotyping of Religious Groups in the Colonial Philippines” led by Prof. Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck, the Cluster of Excellence is seeking to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E13)

at the earliest possible date or commencing on 1 March 2023. We are offering a fixed-term, part-time position (65%) for 3 years.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation of a doctoral thesis in the framework of the project’s topic “Visual Stereotyping of Religious Groups in the Colonial Philippines”

  • Organisation of events within the framework of the subproject

  • Teaching on a voluntary basis is possible

Our expectations:

  • An above-average degree (Master of Education / Master of Arts) in History, Art History, Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies or another related study programme is required.

  • Very good knowledge of the English language (written and oral) is required.

  • Good German language skills are advantageous, but not a requirement. The willingness to quickly expand existing German language skills is welcome.

  • Knowledge of Spanish or a Philippine language would also be an advantage.

  • Good communicational, organisational and social skills as well as the ability to work independently are expected.

  • A keen interest in interdisciplinary work as well as in international research and networking is desirable.

Advantages for you:

  • Appreciation, commitment, openness and respect – values which are important to us.

  • Our broad range of diverse work-time models offers great flexibility – also when working from home.

  • If you have family members or young children in your care, our Family Service Office offers concrete support to help you balance your private and professional responsibilities.

  • As an educational institution, we are deeply committed to offering occupational training and continuing education opportunities tailored to your individual needs.

  • From A – Z, Aikido to Zumba, our sport and health programmes ensure a healthy work-life balance.

  • As a university employee, you are entitled to numerous benefits afforded to public servants, e.g. an attractive company pension scheme (VBL), an annual end-of-year bonus and a position that is shielded from economic fluctuations.

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of female 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck by sending an email to

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your email application in a single PDF document to Ms. Maren Thölking ( by 10 January 2023, addressed to

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Historisches Seminar
Prof. Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck
Domplatz 20-22
48143 Münster

Please prepare a draft of approx. 3 pages outlining the contents of your doctoral thesis and describing which (visual) sources you intend to base your work on.  Mrs Thölking ( will be pleased to send you a detailed description of the subproject on request.