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Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät zu Ber­lin - Exzel­lenz­clus­ter Mat­ters of Activity

The Cluster »Mat­ters of Activ­ity. Image Space Mater­ial« aims to cre­ate a basis for a new cul­ture of mater­i­als. The cent­ral vis­ion of the Cluster is to redis­cover the ana­log in the activ­ity of images, spaces and mater­i­als in the age of the digital. Bio­logy and tech­no­logy, mind and mater­ial, nature and cul­ture inter­twine in a new way. In this con­text, the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research and devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able prac­tices and struc­tures is a cent­ral con­cern in areas such as archi­tec­ture and soft robot­ics, tex­tiles, mater­i­als and digital fil­ters, and sur­gical cut­ting tech­niques.

Research assist­ant (m/f/d) in the field of cul­tural his­tory and sci­ence

E 13 TV-L HU (Third party fund­ing, fixed-term until 31.12.2025)

Work­ing field:

  • Sci­entific research at the Cluster of Excel­lence “Mat­ters of Activ­ity” in the pro­ject "Mater­ial Form Func­tion", in par­tic­u­lar expan­sion of the sci­entific pro­file and research of the pro­ject;
  • Sci­entific sup­port of the co-dir­ector of the cluster, Prof. Claudia Mareis, organ­isa­tion and imple­ment­a­tion of work­shops, con­fer­ences and exhib­i­tions;
  • par­ti­cip­a­tion in and sup­port of sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions;
  • applic­a­tion for and acquis­i­tion of addi­tional third-party fund­ing;
  • tasks for the own sci­entific research and/ or expan­sion of the own pro­fes­sional spec­trum


  • Uni­versity degree in cul­tural stud­ies or closely related sub­jects;
  • doc­tor­ate if applic­able;
  • research exper­i­ence in his­tory and the­ory of design (incl. art, archi­tec­ture, crafts, applied arts, indus­tri­al­isa­tion) prefer­ably in con­nec­tion with top­ics of polit­ical eco­logy, gender stud­ies and/ or his­tory of sci­ence and tech­no­logy;
  • very good know­ledge of Ger­man and Eng­lish, both writ­ten and spoken;
  • high motiv­a­tion and strong interest in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research;
  • team and com­mu­nic­a­tion skills

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion, includ­ing CV, let­ter of recom­mend­a­tion and detailed let­ter of motiv­a­tion, within 3 weeks, quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber DR/062/2019, to:

Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Ber­lin
Cluster of Excel­lence Mat­ters of Activ­ity. Image Space Mater­ial
Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Ber­lin

or prefer­ably in elec­tronic form (one PDF file) to: