Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Research Coordinator

The Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University seeks applications for the following position to commence on 01.01.2018:


Research Coordinator


The Simon Dubnow Institute (DI) is an internationally oriented research institution dedicated to the scholarly research of Jewish history and culture, primarily of Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages into the present day. It represents this focus in university programs and presents the results of its research work to the academic and general public in a range of publications and events.


This full-time position is paid on the basis of satisfactory qualification according to the salary grade 13 TV-L, initially limited to three years, with the possibility of extension depending on the availability of funding on behalf of the public awarding authority.



• Support and counseling of scholars regarding funding applications and the execution of (joint) scholarly projects, as well as maintenance of contacts with relevant partners.

• Development of strategies on research management in close agreement with the directorship.

• Documentation and supervision of project progress and costs.

• Cooperation with relevant scholarly institutions as well as creation of new collaboration possibilities between scholars and national or international partners.

• Elaboration of an independent research project in history or cultural history with direct relevance to the research agenda of the DI.



• PhD in a subject relevant to the DI, especially modern or contemporary history, Judaism, or Jewish studies.

• Demonstrable knowledge of the European funding landscape.

• Experience in application for and management of third-party research funding.

• Excellent skills in the preparation of information, presentation, and consultation in the scholarly arena.

• Ability to work independently, proactively, and conceptually.

• Excellent language skills in German and English (written and spoken) as well as knowledge of foreign languages relevant to the research topic and areas of responsibility; excellent data processing skills.

• Excellent teamwork and communication skills.


The Simon Dubnow Institute offers attractive opportunities for a balance between career and family. The position is suitable for part-time employment. Qualified women are expressly encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled persons with equal qualification and suitability are given preferential treatment.


Please submit your application together with the following supporting documents by 10.11.2017:


• cover letter

• curriculum vitae

• university degree(s), copies of relevant reports and assessments

• outline of ideas for an independent research project of no more than 2 pages




Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture e. V.

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss

Goldschmidtstraße 28

04103 Leipzig


Any HR queries can be addressed to Mandy Fitzpatrick, tel. 0341 21735-54,


For financial reasons, application materials cannot be returned. These will be destroyed after two months or after conclusion of the selection process. Should you wish to have your application materials returned, please include a sufficiently large, stamped return envelope with your application.