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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.

Requirements
● 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.

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

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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:

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
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.

QUALIFICATIONS
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.

WHAT WE OFFER
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.

HOW TO APPLY
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.

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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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Wainwright Early Career Research Fellowship in Near-Eastern Archaeology (UK)

The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fellow is a post-doctoral research fellowship role. The Fellow will carry out research addressing the archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any period of the human past apart from that of Classical Antiquity (i.e. the sphere of influence of Classical Greek and Roman Worlds, between c. 600 BCE and 500 CE), from the Palaeolithic up to and including the medieval and post-medieval periods of any of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Persia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen. Priority is given to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey.

The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research and/or the preparation of postdoctoral grant applications in the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries listed above. You will be at an early stage of an academic career, having completed a doctorate not earlier than 1 January 2020 (excluding justified career breaks).

The research may be conducted at any UK University with appropriate supervision in these areas, with the appointee responsible for making hosting arrangements. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months from 1 September 2024. Please note that, due to immigration restrictions, the option to be based at a university other than Oxford is only available to those with an existing right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 4th December 2023.

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AIAR Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellowship

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 June 2024 and 31 August 2025. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted. Application Materials:

  • Project Abstract (200 word maximum)
  • CV (2 page maximum, 10 pt font)
  • Statement of Proposed Research (1,000 word maximum)
  • Bibliography (500 word maximum)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Transcripts (for PhD candidates and graduates within the last 5 years)

These materials are to be submitted through the application portal, which will open on September 1, 2023.

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AIAR Marcia & Oded Borowski/Barton Research Fellowship

$12,000 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2024 and 31 May 2025. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted. Application Materials:

  • Project Abstract (200 word maximum)
  • CV (2 page maximum, 10 pt font)
  • Statement of Proposed Research (2,000 word maximum)
  • Bibliography (1,000 word maximum)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts (for PhD candidates and graduates within the last 5 years)

These materials are to be submitted through the application portal, which will open on September 1, 2023.

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AIAR Ernest S. Frerichs Annual Professorship

$13,500 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to post-doctoral scholars of any nationality. The Annual Professor is expected to be a leader among the community of fellows, and mentor to younger fellows while in residence. As such, the recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows, and to organize informal events to build community among the residents. A working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel and Palestine is desirable. Contact the director with any questions related to the duties of the position. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2024 and 31 May 2025. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted. Application Materials:

  • Project Abstract (200 word maximum)
  • CV (2 page maximum, 10 pt font)
  • Statement of Proposed Research (2,000 word maximum)
  • Bibliography (1,000 word maximum)
  • Three letters of reference

These materials are to be submitted through the application portal, which will open on September 1, 2023.

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Postdoctoral positions, Dan David Society of Fellows (Tel Aviv University)

The Dan David Society of Fellows aims to support outstanding postdoctoral research in the study of the past. The Society’s two year postdoctoral fellowship provides generous funding for international and Israeli scholars, to pursue innovative research at the highest level while enjoying the professional mentorship of faculty members at Tel Aviv University. Candidates who have completed their PhD in any discipline involved in the study of the human past, including but not limited to history, archaeology, history of the arts, history of education, history of science, technology and medicine, physical anthropology, literature, philosophy and digital humanities are eligible to apply.

Candidates must have their PhD degree in hand no earlier than October 1, 2019 and no later than September 1, 2024 (please attach a formal statement signed by your institution indicating the prospect date of submission if you have not yet completed your degree). Applicants who were on maternity leave are entitled to add an extra year for each child born since receiving the PhD degree. The fellowship will be awarded without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender or age.

The Dan David program is committed to excellence, interdisciplinarity, diversity, and equity. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a maximum of two years each, beginning October 1, 2024. Those accepted to the program must commit to completing a full two-year term.

Fellows will be asked to spend at least three days a week at Tel Aviv University and be active members of the university’s scholarly community. They will be required to fully participate in the activities of the Dan David Society of Fellows, including a twice-monthly seminar dedicated to cutting-edge methodologies and historiographic approaches, and to present their research to the other fellows once a year. The program’s academic activities will all be conducted in English. Fellows will receive an annual scholarship of $40,000. Non-Israeli fellows will also be eligible for subsidized on-campus housing.

Applications should include the following documents in English: CV (including a list of publications and a list of research languages); a statement of research plans (max. 5 pages); summary of PhD dissertation (max. 1 page); and 2 letters of recommendation (one from all the applicant’s doctoral supervisors and the other from a scholar outside the applicant’s university)

The deadline for applications for the 2023/2024 academic year is December 1, 2023.

For more details:  https://en-humanities.tau.ac.il/dan-david-fellows.

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Project Fellowships in Environmental Archaeology (Koç University, Turkey)

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) invites applications for ANAMED Project Fellowships in Environmental Archaeology for post-doctoral scholars. The fellowships will support research on the environmental archaeology of Anatolia using approaches such as archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, and related specializations. The primary responsibility of fellowship holders will be to conduct work relating to ANAMED’s longitudinal research initiative in “Environmental Archaeology,” which aims to promote research into past environmental conditions, human-environment interactions, and changes in them over time.

ANAMED, located in Beyoğlu, İstanbul, is dedicated to fostering research on Anatolia’s archaeology, art, heritage, and history through fellowships, exhibitions, symposia, publications, and library collections and services. Selected post-doctoral project fellows will work in ANAMED’s environmental archaeology laboratory, help develop reference collections therein, run online training programs and hands-on workshops, and analyze environmental archaeological materials and data sets from Koç University-affiliated projects as prioritized by the ANAMED director. Fellows will be full-time residents in Istanbul.

Qualifications

Successful applicants should have a strong combination of the following qualifications:

PhD in a related specialization (e.g., archaeology, anthropology, ancient history, and/or related social sciences and humanities fields);

Demonstrated expertise in one (if not more than one) of the following fields: archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, or a related specialization;

Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills for working within teams;

Ability to work independently and to prioritize multiple, simultaneous projects;

Ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) in English with project-related researchers as well as Koç University faculty, administration, staff, and students; Turkish proficiency is preferred as well;

Flexibility in work schedule, as needed; and

No military obligations for male applicants.

Application Materials and Submission

Required application materials include:

(1) an application letter detailing the applicant’s relevant experience and motivation for this fellowship;

(2) an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;

(3) up to two recent and relevant publications or writing samples on related subjects; and

(4) the contact information (including at least email and phone) of two referees familiar with the applicant’s experience (please do not request letters at this time).

Application materials must be submitted via email to anamedapplication@ku.edu.tr. Application files should be saved as MS Word or PDF files, with filenames containing the applicant’s last name.

Questions should also be addressed to anamedapplication@ku.edu.tr.

The application review process will proceed until the position is filled.

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