12/12/2018

Scientific Staff (prae doc)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Wien
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2019
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    9265
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

Applications are invited for a full time fixed term Position for a Doctoral student in Assyriology at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna (Austria) to be funded by the ERC-2018-STG “Repetition, parallelism and creativity: an inquiry into the construction of meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition” (REPAC). The appointment is for 3 years, starting May 1, 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter), with the possibility of a two-year extension upon positive evaluation.
Please submit:
• a curriculum vitae (CV, resume)
• a cover letter that explains your motivation for applying to the advertised position and describes your past achievements and research interests
• contact email of two potential referees
• a writing sample (15-20 pages in English)
• copies of certificates and copies of translated documents
- copies of certificates of any academic degrees or advanced qualifications indicating grades and explaining the home’s university grading system
- copies of document(s) certifying knowledge of English language

We are looking for a curious, learning oriented, and self-directed candidate with a strong interest in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition.

The candidate will work within the ERC-2018-STG-funded research project “Repetition, parallelism and creativity: an inquiry into the construction of meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition” (REPAC).

REPAC is envisaged as a contribution to the intellectual history of Ancient Mesopotamia. The project investigates selected corpora of literary, magical and divinatory texts with a view towards elucidating structures of analogistic thought that cut across text genres. Methodologically, it adopts a combination of methods grounded in philology, textual criticism and historical interpretation. The project also aspires to interdisciplinarity, aiming better to integrate Mesopotamia within the discourse on Ancient intellectual history.

REPAC’s core team is composed of four members, the PI, one postdoctoral research fellow and two PhD candidates in Assyriology.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by the PI, Dr. Nicla De Zorzi, and is expected to complete a PhD thesis within the time of the appointment. Main focus of the research will be the development of patterns of meaning through analogical reasoning in Ancient Mesopotamian divinatory compendia.

The candidate will play an active role in the research of the group and will be actively involved in the design of new research concepts. The candidate is also expected to participate in the project’s teaching and training activities, to organize seminars and other events, and to publish articles both independently and in collaboration with other team members. We are looking for a curious, learning oriented, and self-directed candidate with a strong interest in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition.

The candidate will work within the ERC-2018-STG-funded research project “Repetition, parallelism and creativity: an inquiry into the construction of meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition” (REPAC).

REPAC is envisaged as a contribution to the intellectual history of Ancient Mesopotamia. The project investigates selected corpora of literary, magical and divinatory texts with a view towards elucidating structures of analogistic thought that cut across text genres. Methodologically, it adopts a combination of methods grounded in philology, textual criticism and historical interpretation. The project also aspires to interdisciplinarity, aiming better to integrate Mesopotamia within the discourse on Ancient intellectual history.

REPAC’s core team is composed of four members, the PI, one postdoctoral research fellow and two PhD candidates in Assyriology.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by the PI, Dr. Nicla De Zorzi, and is expected to complete a PhD thesis within the time of the appointment. Main focus of the research will be the development of patterns of meaning through analogical reasoning in Ancient Mesopotamian divinatory compendia.

The candidate will play an active role in the research of the group and will be actively involved in the design of new research concepts. The candidate is also expected to participate in the project’s teaching and training activities, to organize seminars and other events, and to publish articles both independently and in collaboration with other team members.

Benefits

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the position, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized graduate (MA) degree in Assyriology or Ancient Near Eastern studies or demonstrate that they will have such a degree by May 2019.
Ideal candidates should have solid philological training in reading Akkadian texts, excellent research skills, as well as good communication skills.

Selection process

To apply for the position, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized graduate (MA) degree in Assyriology or Ancient Near Eastern studies or demonstrate that they will have such a degree by May 2019.
Ideal candidates should have solid philological training in reading Akkadian texts, excellent research skills, as well as good communication skills.

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

To apply for the position, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized graduate (MA) degree in Assyriology or Ancient Near Eastern studies or demonstrate that they will have such a degree by May 2019.
Ideal candidates should have solid philological training in reading Akkadian texts, excellent research skills, as well as good communication skills. Candidates who can bring evidence of relevant research experience with Ancient Mesopotamian divinatory texts will be preferred.

Specific Requirements

To apply for the position, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized graduate (MA) degree in Assyriology or Ancient Near Eastern studies or demonstrate that they will have such a degree by May 2019.
Ideal candidates should have solid philological training in reading Akkadian texts, excellent research skills, as well as good communication skills. Candidates who can bring evidence of relevant research experience with Ancient Mesopotamian divinatory texts will be preferred.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Austria
VIENNA
Wien
1090
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 363206
Posting organisation offer ID: 9265

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