Job vacancy for the areas of Open Educational Resources and Competence Transfer between Universities and GLAM Institutions

22.03.2024 | General, Jobs

Open Educational Resources and Competence Transfer between Universities and GLAM Institutions Salary scale E 13 TV-H, up to 100%, Reference number DIFI_2024-02-Hermes

At the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Leibniz Institute, a fixed-term project position is available as soon as possible until November 14, 2026, for the areas of Open Educational Resources and Competence Transfer between Universities and GLAM Institutions within the framework of the joint project »Humanities Education in Research, Data, and Methods« (HERMES) – – to be filled in the subprojects „Transferwerkstatt“ and „Open Educational Ressources“. The position can be divided upon request.

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg focuses on the history and culture of East Central Europe. Based on its extensive collections, it conducts its own research, including projects in the field of history and collection-related cultural studies. The position is located in the Department of Digital Research and Information Infrastructures. The HERMES Data Competence Center establishes places for learning, researching, and networking where data competencies in the humanities and cultural sciences are conveyed, developed, and critically reflected upon. A total of nine institutions from Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, including universities and colleges, non-university research, and GLAM institutions, cooperate to develop and test mediation and communication formats and to build inter-institutional networks ( You will actively participate in building this data competence center by co-developing and implementing the Herder Institute's involvement in the work packages "Open Educational Resources" and "Transfer Workshop". Your place of work is Marburg.

Your tasks include:

  • Preparing the teaching and learning materials created for workshops and training courses within HERMES as Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Advising researchers on the conception and implementation of OER materials and their publication
  • Designing and organizing workshops that bring together research and the GLAM sector regarding cultural data and their management in a strengthened dialogue
  • Developing competency profiles for areas of activity with a digital focus between universities and GLAM institutions
  • Preparing and presenting results in publications, reports, and scientific events
  • Maintaining exchange with other HERMES work areas and partner institutions

Your profile:

  • University degree (diploma, master's or equivalent) in a humanities or cultural studies field or in Digital Humanities
  • Experience in handling humanities and cultural science data
  • Willingness to familiarize oneself with the fields of Open Educational Resources and data competency profiles in GLAM institutions
  • Understanding of interdisciplinary collaboration in a research or joint project
  • Communication skills, teamwork, organizational skills, and a cooperative work attitude
  • Independent and structured way of working
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (written and spoken)

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in developing educational offerings and Open Educational Resources (OER)

We offer:

  • A committed and friendly working environment
  • A varied, independent, and diverse range of tasks and the opportunity to shape developments
  • Training and further education in the field of digital methods
  • A special place of work high on Marburg's castle hill amidst a varied, green landscape and in a culturally vibrant city offering a wealth of leisure activities

We look forward to welcoming you to these important tasks and to our team.

The Herder Institute is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Therefore, we strongly encourage qualified women to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified. Since 2010, the Herder Institute has been certified with the Total E-Quality seal for equal opportunities, thus committing itself to fair and appreciative personnel policies, among other things, through the active promotion of gender equality and the prevention of discrimination based on the criteria of the General Equal Treatment Act. The Herder Institute sees itself as a family-friendly institution. Applicants with children are welcome. We offer, for example, flexible working hours, the possibility of flexible working from different locations, and a parent-child room.

Please send your application with the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, and, if applicable, list of publications) exclusively by email in the form of a single PDF file by April 7, 2024, using the reference number DIFI_2024-02-Hermes to the Herder Institute at the address bewerbung [at] (bewerbung[at]herder-institut[dot]de).

To prevent discrimination, we kindly ask you to refrain from submitting application photos.

For further information about this position, please contact the head of the Department of Digital Research and Information Infrastructures, Dr. Simon Donig (simon.donig [at] (simon[dot]donig[at]herder-institut[dot]de)). Additional information can be found on our homepage

Job advertisement (pdf)


Projects: HERMES