30 Research Positions within the Cluster ROOTS

The new Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies at Kiel University, Germany, invites applications for 30 research positions exploring social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development (and which are still active today).

As part of the German Excellence Initiative, ROOTS is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. The ROOTS ‘Reflective Turn’ will enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and enquiries within and between research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame. The Cluster ROOTS will provide excellent conditions for a successful career and personal development.

New calls have been announced for 9 Research Associate positions, 19 Doctoral positions, and 2 Academic Research Infrastructure Positions to begin as early as possible. The application deadline for all positions is 6th of May, 2019. For more information on the Cluster ROOTS and individual calls including profiles, required qualifications, and application procedures please see: