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Postdoctoral Researcher in Archaeology (Helsinki)

We are recruiting a team of researchers (four postdoctoral researchers and a PhD researcher) to collaborate in Dr. Jason Silverman’s ERC Advanced Grant Project "Work without End: Informal Taxation and Forced Labor within Persian Southern Levantine Temple Economy and Society (WORK-IT)" at the University of Helsinki. WORK-IT will run from Sept 2024 to Aug 2029. Each researcher is expected to be able to research and publish independently as well as collaboratively within the team.

Using temples in the southern Levant under the first Persian Empire as the focus, WORK-IT explores imperial-local socio-economic interaction. The project integrates analysis of informal taxation and forced labor via Bourdieusian field theory in the analysis of Persian-era sources. The analysis of informal taxation and forced labor will be useful to both economists and sociologists via the most up-to-date ANE data and analyses, bridging the lingering divide between ancient historians and modern social scientists. The ultimate goal is to provide some refined perspectives for the modern theory of preindustrial socio-economic interactions.

Towards these ends, we invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Ancient history for a two-year employment contract starting in September 2024 or as agreed. We are seeking an archaeologist with a background in the Persian-era Southern Levant analyze temple remains from the Persian southern Levant for material capacities and labor requirements.

The researcher will be responsible for

  1. analyzing the archaeological remains of Persian-era temples in the southern Levant and Elephantine for the material and labor required to build and sustain them;
  2. producing articles on their basis;
  3. collaborating with the other team members in comparative and theoretical work, including joint publications.

Requirements for the position and assessment of qualifications

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher shall hold a doctoral degree and have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work as well as the teaching skills necessary for the position.

Other requirements shall include knowledge of Persian-era archaeology, and interest in socio-economic aspects of the southern Levant. A track record in comparative work is an advantage. Candidates need to be able to write independently and collaboratively. A pre-existing interest in labor or temples is an advantage.

When assessing applicants’ qualifications, attention will be paid to evidence of interest in comparative theoretical socio-economic work, evidence of collaborative publication in social aspects of archaeology, and the ability to offer research-based teaching. A familiarity with or interest in Bourdieusian field theory is also desirable.

What we offer

The salary for the position will be based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The annual gross salary is €42,000 – €46,000. The position is filled with a six-month trial period.

In Finnish universities, the teaching and research staff (app. 65% of total staff) have a special system regarding the free time equivalent to holiday. They belong to the 1,612 annual working hour system, in which the annual amount of paid holiday is app. 5-6 weeks on average per year.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

Researchers will also have access to travel money and limited funds for open-access publishing.

How to apply

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents in PDF format:

  • A curriculum vitae (max 3 pages);
  • A list of publications;
  • Contact information for two referees (but no actual references);
  • A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of
  1. a brief description of previous research experience;
  2. a brief proposal for the research project that the applicant would conduct in WORK-IT;
  3. a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation envisioned within WORK-IT
  • A free form report (max 2 pages) on the candidates teaching merits and interests

Further information about academic portfolios is available on our website.

Other attachments, including letters of recommendation or certificates, are not required at this point.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Current employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their applications through SAP Fiori’s Suffeli recruitment portal. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

פרטי יצירת קשר

Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Jason Silverman (jason.silverman (at) helsinki.fi). Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Reeta Korhonen (hr-teoltdk(at)helsinki.fi).

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Assistant postdoctoral at the Department of Classical Archeology (University of Vienna)

40 Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies Startdate: 23.09.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) Limited until: 22.09.2030 Reference no.: 2242

Explore and teach at the University of Vienna, where over 7,500 academic minds have found a unique blend of freedom and support. Join us if you're driven by a passion for top-notch international research and scientific excellence. Ready to be part of our team? Welcome aboard!

The Institute of Classical Archaeology is part of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies. Classical Archaeology, as it is understood and practiced at the University of Vienna, is characterized by methodological diversity and deals as one subject of cultural studies with the material legacies of the Greek and Roman world in their broadest sense. The advertised position is based in the field of Roman archaeology and offers unique opportunities for further qualification and interdisciplinary work. Academic staff and students at the Institute of Classical Archaeology value internationality, outstanding research projects and interdisciplinary collaboration. The position is limited to 6 years and is to be filled from 23.09.2024.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the field of Roman archaeology.
  • You build up an independent research profile in the field of Roman archaeology.
  • You prepare and complete a habilitation.
  • You participate in the research focus in Material Culture Studies and, where appropriate, in other research focuses of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • You publish internationally and give lectures.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You apply for projects and raise third-party funds.
  • You participate in evaluation measures and in quality assurance.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in Roman Archaeology or Archaeology (with focus on Roman archaeology) or Classics (with focus on Roman archaeology)
  • Outstanding dissertation
  • Proven research focus on Roman archaeology
  • Relevant research and presentation experience as well as publications
  • Knowledge in the field of material culture studies proven through international publications in peer-relevant media
  • Didactic skills / experience in e-learning
  • IT skills (MS office, possibly Illustrator, AutoCAD, QGIS or similar)
  • Knowledge of German (C1) or at least one other modern language (Italian, French or Spanish, C1)
  • Team player with high social/communication skills

What we offer:

  • Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,752,30 (14 times a year) for a period of 6 years
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.
  • Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.
  • Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your letter of intent
  • With your academic CV (incl. list of publications, list of courses held and list of lectures given)
  • With a description of your research plans or your habilitation project (max. 3 pages)
  • Doctoral degree
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now

פרטי יצירת קשר

Günther Schörner  guenther.schoerner@univie.ac.at

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Visiting Fellowship: Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (Cambridge, UK)

The VIEWS Project (Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems) based at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge invites applications for 2 funded Visiting Fellowships with a deadline of 30th June 2024.

The Fellowship is intended to allow the holder to conduct a key piece of research on a theme related to the project’s main areas of research focus (i.e. visual aspects of writing), although this will be interpreted broadly and there are no restrictions concerning the candidate’s discipline or subject matter. The Fellowship is non-stipendiary, and we envisage that most candidates will be under paid employment or a period of study elsewhere, although this is not a requirement. However, the costs of travel and accommodation are covered.

The VIEWS Visiting Fellowship is intended as an opportunity for an outstanding researcher at any stage of career (with a PhD or with their studies towards one at a sufficiently advanced stage) to develop their research profile. During their stay they will be integrated into the VIEWS project team and will benefit from access to the resources of the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.

The present competition is intended for the 2024-2025 academic year. Although stays outside of term time are possible, it is better for the majority of a fellowship to fall within term as this is when the majority of academic events and meetings take place (i.e. early October to early December, mid January to mid March or late April to late June). Applicants should specify the requested length of stay, which should be between c. 4 and 12 weeks.

The Visiting Fellow will be expected to present a programme of planned research during their time with the VIEWS Project, as well as a plan for dissemination of the research undertaken (dissemination activities may extend beyond the period of the Fellow’s stay in Cambridge). Although this research does not have to be on one of the writing systems (nor situated within the exact chronological periods or geographical areas) studied directly by the VIEWS research team, the applicant should be able to make a persuasive case for the relevance of the writing system(s) studied and/or the disciplinary approach(es) taken.

Applicants for the VIEWS Visiting Fellowship should send the following materials by the deadline of 30th June 2024:

– A statement of proposed research (maximum 750 words). This statement should set out the planned research along with a realistic programme for its completion. It should also comment on the relevance of the proposed research to the VIEWS project, and should make clear the length of time (with suggested approximate dates) of the proposed stay in Cambridge, and where the candidate would be travelling from.
– A curriculum vitae.
– The names of two referees. The applicant should ask their two referees to write to us in support of their application by the above deadline.

All application materials should be sent directly to VIEWS project manager Sarah Lewis at sml75@cam.ac.uk.

פרטי יצירת קשר

Sarah Lewis sml75@cam.ac.uk.

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Postdoc at the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations (Warsaw)

The Dean of The Faculty of History, University of Warsaw, invites applications for the position of a postdoctoral researcher. The selected candidate will run their project at the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations (CRAC), which brings together historians, classicists, archaeologists, orientalists, Roman jurists, philosophers, and the representatives of other disciplines who conduct research on ancient studies at the University of Warsaw.

Period of employment: 12 months, beginning on 1.10.2024 or shortly thereafter.

Salary: up to 13,000 PLN.

Job description
The successful candidate will:

● conduct autonomous research on the project submitted in the application, with great potential and impact on international scholarship in any field of ancient studies

● take an active part in academic life at the University of Warsaw

● disseminate results of their research through conference presentations and publications

● actively contribute to strengthening the international position of the UW.

● a doctoral degree in any field of ancient studies such as history, classics, oriental studies, archaeology, Roman law, religious studies, philosophy, or similar

● documented experience in research within the field of ancient studies

● proven active participation in international academic life

● well-argued excellent research project dealing with any period of Antiquity

● excellent knowledge of English (corresponding min. to level C1)

● excellent communication skills

● ability and willingness to work as part of a scholarly community.

We offer
● large, internationally connected and eager to collaborate scholarly community working within the field of ancient studies, supportive and eager to collaborate

● possibility to get additional funding for various forms of academic activity such as conferences, sessions on international congresses, publications

● office space, good or very good (depending on specific research field) library and especially electronic resources

● assistance in applying for further projects

● standard social security and medical insurance

● standard benefits package.

How to apply
Please submit the required documents (listed at https://historia.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Post-doc_CRAC_EN.pdf) to crac@uw.edu.pl while adding "CRAC post-doc" in the email title line. The deadline for submitting applications is May 10, 2024.

Successful candidates will be notified by July 15, 2024.

פרטי יצירת קשר

In case of further questions, contact us at crac@uw.edu.pl.

קטגוריה: פוסט דוקטורט

Digital Humanities approaches (Helsinki)

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. The Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires or ANEE at the University of Helsinki is a cross-disciplinary research centre that focuses on how changing imperial dynamics impact social group identities and lifeways during the first millennium BCE.
With almost 40 current members, ANEE offers a dynamic and stimulating research community on the Ancient Near East, with specialists in Near Eastern and Classical archaeology, Assyriology, ancient history, archaeological sciences, heritage studies, Biblical studies, museum studies, network studies, and language technology. In terms of empires, our researchers cover the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Parthian Empires. ANEE engages with methodologically varied yet integrated research on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Taken together, the innovations of ANEE are the integrated longue durée approach and the methodological innovativeness of each team (both separately and in collaboration).

ANEE invites applications for:

To carry out a research project based on primary sources and by using Digital Humanities approaches for a fixed term until end of the year 2025, preferably starting on 1 June 2024, but a later date can be negotiated.

The successful candidate’s research projects will focus on the tasks and goals of ANEE’s Team 1 “Digital Humanities Approaches.” As the centre is deeply multidisciplinary, competence in more than one field and/or proof of successful scientific collaboration will be considered an advantage. Their main duties will include full-time research according to their research plan and in collaboration with other ANEE members, presenting their research in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to organizing of ANEE scientific events. Other tasks related to working in a research community, such as teaching or supervising MA or PhD students, are also involved but in a minor role.

Team 1 “Digital Humanities Approaches” develops digital humanities approaches (especially social network analysis and language technology), using these to supplement the more traditional approaches. The team is led by Saana Svärd (saana.svard@helsinki.fi) and the vice-team leader Krister Lindén (Krister.linden@helsinki.fi), and it consists mostly of Assyriologists and computer scientists working in close collaboration. For more information on Team 1 and its members, please click here. For more information on the three teams and the work packages, please visit the ANEE website.

We are looking for a researcher with strong expertise in primary sources that shed light on social groups in Mesopotamia or the Levant in the first millennium BCE, particularly in the Neo- and Late Babylonian periods. Applicants with strong expertise in Neo-Assyrian sources will also be considered. Additionally, the chosen candidate should have knowledge of or a strong interest in quantitative methods as applied to lexical semantics (for example, an interest in applying network approaches to the study of lexemes). We are looking in particular for feasible case studies on lexemes relevant to the study of group identities in the Neo-Assyrian Empire and/or Neo-Babylonian Empire and/or later periods (based on the Neo-Babylonian corpus project in Helsinki). As a second research focus we will consider proposals that utilize social network approaches and apply them to Neo-Assyrian era and/or Neo-Babylonian and/or later material. On a general level, the applicant should have a research interest in studying identities and developing new theoretical and methodological approaches in Assyriology. The proposed project needs to contribute in some way to the main research question of ANEE: How do changing empires impact social group identities and lifeways? Excellent collaborative skills are needed.

Preferably, all this expertise and interest should be demonstrated e.g. in the form of peer-reviewed publications, organized events, or theses, but we will consider applications where such an approach is outlined in the research proposal even if the applicant does not yet have completed research results. It is not necessary to have programming skills or to develop completely new approaches.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field. The year of graduation and previous postdoctoral experience do not exclude the applicant from consideration. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. Teaching or teaching-related tasks will form 5-10 % of the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. The candidate is expected to move to Finland for the duration of the post.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. ANEE is functioning in the Faculty of Arts (Teams 1 and 3) and in the Faculty of Theology (Team 2), both located in the City Centre Campus in the historic centre of Helsinki.

Finland is a member of the European Union, has high-quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expatriate families. Helsinki also constantly ranks among the world’s top ten most livable cities. Finland and the Helsinki region possess top expertise in sciences in terms of a vibrant talent pool, leading research, strong support services, and functioning collaboration networks. For more information about working at the University of Helsinki and living in Finland, please click here.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be EUR 3,720–3,920 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants of any gender, linguistic or cultural background or minority group. Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:

Motivation letter (max. 1 page) highlighting research accomplishments and including contact information for two referees.

Select publications or theses (PDF files, max. 2) demonstrating expertise relevant for the position

CV (max. 4 pages) and a full list of publications.

A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of

i) a brief description of previous relevant experience

ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct in ANEE (including a rough but feasible timetable for it) fulfilling the needs outlined in “Qualifications” section above

iii) a brief description of any plans for scientific cooperation within ANEE

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Deadline for applications is 15th April 2024.

פרטי יצירת קשר

Further information on the position may be obtained from the team leader Saana Svärd (saana.svard@helsinki.fi).

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system, please contact hr-humtdk@helsinki.fi.

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Post-doctoral positions (Tel Aviv University)

The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for the 2024–2025 academic year in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.

The highly competitive fellowships are offered to researchers across many disciplines and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field within the past three years from an institution other than Tel Aviv University. While appropriate training in archaeology, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern cultures and/or biblical history is required, the nature of the applicant’s specific research interests and areas of expertise is open.

The fellowship period will begin November 1, 2024, and is for a period of one academic year. There is an option to apply for a second year of a post-doc position within the framework of the 2024–2025 application. The appointment carries a NIS 103,275 (=approximately $30,500) stipend.

Successful candidates are expected to submit a detailed research proposal (up to 2000 words) describing their research endeavor at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. They are also expected to make a substantive contribution to the institute by organizing a colloquium on a subject related to their research that will stimulate an intellectual environment and foster innovative and interdisciplinary research. The outline of this colloquium, to be held at TAU in mid-June 2023, should be part of the research proposal. Candidates should supply letters from two leading scholars in relevant fields confirming their participation in the colloquium. The candidates will continue to develop their respective colloquium during their stay at the institute.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of their Ph.D. certificate and three letters of reference (to be submitted directly by the recommenders):

  • A letter of recommendation from all Ph.D. advisor/s.
  • A letter from a researcher from an academic institution other than the university at which the candidate completed their doctoral studies.
  • An additional letter of recommendation, from a researcher affiliated to a recognized academic institution.

Candidates should contact researchers from the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University prior to submission of the proposal, in order to make sure that they have a potential academic host for the proposed research.

Post-doctoral fellows must specify if they are applying for other sources of funding for the fellowship period.

The scientific committee consists of Prof. Yuval Gadot, Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Ran Barkai, Prof. Dafna Langgut, Prof. Lidar Sapir-Hen, Dr. Deborah Sweeney and Dr. Guy D. Stiebel.

Application materials should be sent in a single email with the relevant attachments to Prof. Yuval Gadot (gadot@tauex.tau.ac.il) and to Ms. Nirit Kedem (niritshi@tauex.tau.ac.il).

Subject heading should read: Post-Doctoral Application.

Final date for submission of material: March 8, 2024

Results will be published no later than May 8, 2024.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2024—2027 (ISAC, Chicago)

The University of Chicago Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) and the Field Museum of Natural History invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar for the 2024—2027 academic years.

This is a thirty-six-month, non-renewable appointment. The Scholar will be an integral part of the conservation and exhibition preparation team.

During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct capturing and manipulating 3D data related to the museums' collections; integrating 2D and 3D data into the museum databases; 3D printed artifact reproduction at various scales, under supervision of the curatorial/conservation department; serving as a liaison with vendors and non-collections museum departments (e.g. Digital Records, Archives, and Publications, Exhibition department, photographers, engineers, 3D scanning and milling companies, etc.); and additional duties as related to the position. For the second year, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of Digital Humanities, with a focus on museum collection management.

We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with ancient West Asia and North Africa or that compare these regions with other cultural areas. Applicants should take into consideration the research interests represented at ISAC and the Field Museum. The conference will take place in early May 2025. Following the conference, the Postdoctoral Scholar will work with publication staff to assemble and edit the proceedings for publication in the “ISAC Museum Publication” series.

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

Review of applications will begin on September 20th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is March 15th, 2024.

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