Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies / Department of History / Medieval History of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Academic staff member

part time (50%)

The position will be part of project "Burchards Dekret Digital. Arbeitsplattform zu Texterschließung und Wirkungsgeschichte früh- und hochmittelalterlicher Rechtskulturen". The academic staff member works at the JGU Mainz and reports to the Head of the Department of Medieval History.

Your tasks:

  • Scientific collaboration in the field of digital humanities of the above mentioned project, in particular conducting own research work within the scope of the project tasks
  • Collaboration in the development and presentation of a manuscript database
  • Collaboration in the design and further development of the digital edition (XML/TEI) as well as corresponding analysis techniques
  • Collaboration in the documentation of the digital implementation

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • Successfully completed studies in the Digital Humanities or in the Humanities or Cultural studies (M.A./M.Ed.), with a special expertise in Digital Humanities. This expertise might be attested, although, by respective work experience
  • Proven expertise on two of the fields:
    • Advancement of frameworks for digital editions (development of frameworks and plug-ins  for Oxygen XML editor)
    • Application of x-technologies (xml, xquery, xslt, xpath), especially for transformation to  web and print
    • Webdevelopment (FrontEnd Stack: Javascript, HTML, CSS)
    • Tools for digital editions or analytic methods based on TEI P 5
  •  Capacity for teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Willingness to learn project-specific software

What we have to offer:

  • Collaboration in a Digital Humanities project with pilot character and attractive project partners
  • Integration into the team of the Department of Medieval History.
  • Possibility to acquire the doctoral degree
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and to be filled on 1.7.2021. The position is temporary for a fixed term until 31.12.2024.

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.


We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.


Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.


Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application until June 28, 2021, preferably via the „Apply now“ button.


For questions and further information please contact Ludger Körntgen by phone 06131/39-22664 or e-mail:


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