Job offer for a Research Associate - Laboratory for Empirical Reception Research - Darmstadt

15 Feb 2020 - 00:00

The Department of History and Social Sciences (Institute for Linguistics and Literature) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position as a Research Associate (m/f/d) – 100% at the Laboratory for Empirical Reception Research (LitLab - Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin) for a fixed term of three years.


• You have a Master’s degree / doctorate in empirical literature, empirical aesthetics, experimental linguistics or cognitive psychology

• You have experience in laboratory research, ideally with a setup of eye tracking and peripheral physiology

• You enjoy working in a research team

• You are highly interested in interdisciplinary research questions

• You have a very good command of both German and English


Main Responsibilities

• Experimental research in the field of Digital Literary Studies with a focus on reading research and empirical text analysis

• Development and implementation of your own research project

• Management of the laboratory 

• Participation in the preparation of a large-scale project on attention research

• Support in administrative tasks within the empirical projects of the department


We offer

• Wide variety of work

• Support in the development and implementation of your own research profile in connection with the research tasks you have worked on

• An interdisciplinary environment and opportunities for exchange

• Participation in national and international conferences


Opportunity for further qualification is given. The fulfilment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

If you have any questions relating to contents, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin:

Please send your application with the usual documents in form of a pdf file (maximum 50 MB) with the identification number by 31.01.2020 to
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Application deadline: 15. February 2020