June 19, 2020 - Bauhaus Dessau Foundation - Seeking Research Associate
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June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

A poem by Reinhold Rossig from the Archive of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Photo: Beach Doug. © Adobe, 2018.

Seeking Research Associate
Digital Humanities / Philology

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Germany

www.bauhaus-dessau.de
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The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is an artistic-scientific institution with the goal of preserving and researching the Bauhaus heritage. The Foundation engages in extensive international collaborations and is well-established as a research institution. With last year’s opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, we are able to reach a broader audience than ever.
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is looking for a research associate in the field of Digital Humanities / Philology for a two year contract working on a new Bauhaus research project funded by the State of Saxony-Anhalt’s Ministry of Economics, Science, and Digitization.

In cooperation with the Bauhaus University Weimar, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will devote itself to the largely unexplored textual heritage of the Bauhaus over the next few years. In preparation for a long-term joint edition and research project, the assessment of archives and estates around the world as well as two sample editions in a two-year pre-project phase at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation should create the foundations.

We are looking for a committed individual who has prior experience indexing and evaluating archives and estates and in cultural / philological database management. Ideally, after several years of work in comparable projects, you have in-depth expertise in the use of the latest software for processing text and image data in humanities research. Prior exposure to the Bauhaus, its history and related research, and an interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface of philology and design, are desirable. The job holder will primarily deal with the indexing and evaluation of archives and estates worldwide, especially in North America. Willingness to travel, including extended trips, and on-site work are prerequisites.

Your tasks:
– Indexing and evaluating written estates and archives of Bauhaus members worldwide
– Creation of a corpus of text for further research
– Database management
– Implementation of sustainability standards
– Technical infrastructure support

Your profile:
– Master's degree in the field of digital humanities or editorial philology or a related field with corresponding further training and / or experience
– Several years of professional experience in the area of ​​indexing and evaluating written estates and archives
– In-depth knowledge of the latest software for processing text and image data
– Relevant experience in data management and with different data formats
– Fluent in German and English
– Interest in interdisciplinary Bauhaus research
– Highly motivated, excellent teamworking and communication skills
– The working time is 40 hours (full time) per week with flexible working hours, including occasional weekends.

Compensation is based on the requirements of E 13 TV-L (Collective Agreement for German civil service employees). Fixed term till September 30, 2022.

Application:
We look forward to receiving your application via email: bewerbung-texte [​at​] bauhaus-dessau.de
The closing date for the application is July 8, 2020. Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English, a list of publications, and evidence of former projects.

The state of Saxony-Anhalt strives to increase the proportion of women in academia. Female applicants are therefore particularly welcome. The application of individuals with a migration background who meet the requirements of the job vacancy is expressly desired. Recognized severely disabled people with the same professional suitability are given preferential consideration.

We would like to point out that your application will collect and process your personal data. The data is collected and processed in accordance with the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25, 2018.

You can find more information about the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation at www.bauhaus-dessau.de.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Dr. Florian Strob (email: strob [​at​] bauhaus-dessau.de).

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a non-profit foundation under public law. It is institutionally funded by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the State of Saxony-Anhalt, and the City of Dessau-Roßlau.

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