At Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, the Faculty for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning offers the following open positions in the DFG Research Training Group 1913 “Cultural and technical significance of historic buildings”, starting from April 1st, 2020:

10 Academic staff members (as doctoral students)
full-time 18 month contract; up to E 13 TV-L, place of employment Cottbus

Reference number: 104/19

The objective of the Research Training Group (RTG) 1913 “Cultural and technical significance of historic buildings” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is to utilise knowledge from a variety of fields such as art, technology, and sociology to carry out academic research on historic buildings belonging to diverse historical and cultural contexts. Historic buildings are understood in this context to be repositories of cultural value systems and to include both the cultural and technical knowledge of their time.

This offer addresses architects/engineers with an interest in humanities as well as scholars of humanities/culture with an interest in engineering. Exceptionally highly qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, presenting a doctoral project promising excellent results in the fields of assessment of cultural and technical values of a single historic building/place of cultural significance, or groups of buildings/places, or an urban structure.

Completed university degree in the humanities or engineering sciences with reference to the disciplines represented in the RTG. A very good knowledge English is expected. Since the dissertations may be written in either German or English, applications will be accepted in either language.

A midterm-review will be held during the first 18 months of employment. If the doctoral project shows a satisfactory progress, the job position will be extended up to another 18 months.

Objectives and the research programme of the Research Training Group as well as further details regarding the applications can be found at and

For further information regarding the academic positions and the Research Training Group please contact Mr Albrecht Wiesener (albrecht.wiesener(at), Tel.: +49 (0) 355 69 4915)

We value diversity and welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion/ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives for a well-balanced gender relation in allgroups of employees.

Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

The presentation of application photos is not required.

Please send your application (including a cover letter, a current CV, certificates and a research proposal) with the respective reference number together with a prepaid return envelope until 11.01.2020 to the Dean of the Faculty for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, P.O. Box 101344, 03013 Cottbus, Germany or via email as a pdf file to: dfg-graduiertenkolleg-1913(at) .

Gültig bis zum 11.01.2020