|Institution||Faculty for the Study of Culture - Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies|
|Remuneration group||BesGr A13|
|Full-time / Part-time||Full-time (100%)|
|Start date||2023-01-01 (later starting dates are negotiable). Contract term: 3 years (with option to extend for other 3 years)|
As one of Europe’s leading research universities, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, LMU covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics, and social sciences, to medicine and life sciences, computer science, and the natural sciences.
The Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for a Postdoctoral position starting in January 2023 in the newly established Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies.
The Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies (IDCHS) is unique within the European higher education system as it is a research and teaching unit fully dedicated to spearheading transformative research on the ancient world through technology and digital engagement with the past in ways that address 21st-century societal problems and expand digital scholarship.
The Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies seeks a specialist in Heritage Data Science who will utilize Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and other geospatial and digital techniques to ask and answer questions vital to studying the human experience and improving the understanding, preservation, and sustainable use of the cultural and material legacies of the past. Scholars with an interdisciplinary background whose research is directed towards developing suitable tools, methods, and workflows to analyze 2D and 3D geospatial data generated from the documentation of cultural heritage (e.g., using airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, satellite imagery, geophysical instruments, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants will have a strong publication record that fits the IDCHS’ innovative research agenda. The ideal candidate will have university-level teaching experience, will participate in creating and delivering the new Master of Digital Cultural Heritage to be launched in 2024 and to be taught entirely in English, and will also teach undergraduate courses (e.g., seminars and laboratory courses in English or German) for other existing curricula within and beyond the Faculty for the Study of Culture. The position involves performing administrative duties for the IDCHS. Experience with grant writing is highly desirable.
LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Also possible in a part-time capacity.People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
Please submit your application comprising the documents listed below as a single PDF (up to 15 MB) via email only to email@example.com, no later than October 30, 2022. For questions regarding the position, you may contact Prof. Nicola Lercari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications will include:
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