RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for the project “Atlas of Late Antique Cities in the Southern Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa (III-VIII cent.)” (ANR-DFG) – SALARY LEVEL 13TV-L –

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The Department of Ancient History invites applications for a

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for the project “Atlas of Late Antique Cities in the Southern Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa (III-VIII cent.)” (ANR-DFG) – SALARY LEVEL 13TV-L –

The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on April 1st, 2021. This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until March 31st, 2024. The position calls for 39 hours per week. This position is also suitable for part time employment.


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:

The aim of the ATLAS project is to create an atlas (WebGIS in Open Access) that records cities in the former Roman provinces Baetica (Spain) and Africa Proconsularis (Tunisia). The compilation and analysis of the transmitted records is to serve as the basis of a new narrative of Late Antiquity. This is aided by visualization of the historical developments in form of thematic maps.The successful applicant will concentrate on the written evidence of both regions under study. A strong collaboration with the French and Spanish part of the ANR-DFG funded project in La Rochelle and Madrid is expected. A successful submission of a second book in the field of late antique urban studies is welcome. The position includes the enrollment in the projects activities, i.e. the organization of research colloquia and workshops, the diffusion in social media and print publications.


A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. An excellent PhD in Ancient History. Expertise in Latin Epigraphy and Urban Studies is required. The knowledge of one of the languages relevant for the study of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa, Spanish and French, is required; the knowledge of English and German are expected.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.
Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine Panzram ( consult our website at should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s).

Please send applications by January 31st, 2021 to:, and add the names of two referees.Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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