PhD Studentships, University of Liverpool

PhD Studentships

University of Liverpool

Application deadline: 9th September 2016

The project:

This project explores and interprets a unique, virtually unexploited collection of excavated textiles at Bolton Museum to assess the production of cloth in Egypt, including its use as a social indicator, and the impact of international connections on the production, use, and ideology of textiles in ancient Egypt. The project brings together the museological expertise of Bolton Museum with the archaeological and textile-related academic expertise of Liverpool University to create a dynamic and truly rich research environment.  Additionally it is a unique opportunity for the students to participate in the creation of a new major permanent Egyptian gallery at Bolton Museum, providing a rare opportunity to contribute to a high profile museum project. The two PhD students will study the Bolton collection splitting chronologically into 1. Neolithic-Middle Bronze Age and 2. Late-Bronze Age to Islamic.

Applications are invited for two funded studentships on ancient Egyptian textiles and their social contexts. The award is made under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Award Scheme and the project, to begin in October 2016, will be supervised by Prof Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool, and Dr Carolyn Routledge, Bolton Museum. The successful applicants will each have an exceptional chance to benefit from training and a placement at Bolton Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and play a significant curatorial role in the creation of a new HLF-funded ancient Egyptian display at Bolton.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies or another relevant discipline, satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including Masters-level advanced research training or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate an active interest in museums, ancient Egyptian material culture and society. Applications from those who have some previous experience in the study of ancient textiles and their archaeological, technological and cultural contexts will be welcomed.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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PhD Studentships, University of Liverpool

Research Associate, Universität zu Köln/Universität Bonn

Two Postdoctoral Research Associates

Universität zu Köln and Universität Bonn

Application deadline: 15th September 2016

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG 1878) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two postdoctoral posts (Research Associates) to begin on January 1st, 2017 and April 1st, 2017. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13, 100 % (for furhter information please see here). The posts are limited to March 31st, 2018 with the option to extend for up to max. 3 years.

Objectives, issues

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focussed along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions as Economic Units’.

Subjects

The applicant should have a background in one of the relevant subjects or related disciplines: Pre- and Early History, Egyptology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Christian Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Precolumbian Studies, Ancient History, Ethnology, Historical Geography.

Language

The RTG language is German. Language lessons can be taken free of charge if required.

Tasks

The post implies the opportunity to conduct research in own projects (e.g. comparative research, comprehensive models of synchronous economic systems or of intercultural contacts). In cooperation with the IPs the postdoc coordinates the work of the doctoral candidates on their dissertation topics (from several disciplines), especially with regard to the aspect of cultural comparison. The postdoc should actively participate in the activities of the Research Training Group, especially workshops and international colloquia.

Location and support

The postdoctoral candidate (m/f) will be employed at the University of Cologne/University of Bonn. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

Support measures

In addition to the post, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available.

Equality

The Universities of Cologne and Bonn are equal opportunity employers.

Application requirements

Completed relevant dissertation in one of the involved subjects.

Application documents

  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Copies of university diplomas and job references (if applicable)
  • Digital version (PDF) plus summary of the dissertation (2 pages)
  • Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned project(s)

Application procedure

  • Closing date for applications: September 15th, 2016
  • Applicant interviews: anticipated October 17th, 2016
  • Notification of decision: anticipated end of October 2016
  • Commencement: January 1st, 2017 (Cologne) and April 1st, 2017 (Bonn)

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by September 15th, 2016 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann to the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

Inquiries in German or English

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact the two RTG spokespeople via e-mail.

Research Associate, Universität zu Köln/Universität Bonn

Curator, British Museum

Curator: Late Antique Egypt (1555984)

British Museum

Application deadline: 12:00 PM 15th June 2016

  • Salary: £27,905 per annum pro-rata
  • Contract: Fixed Term: 12 months in duration (Full time – 41 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Curator to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Late Antique collections from Egypt, in line with the Museum’s Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The post is a one-year, fixed-term position to cover a period of research leave within the department.

In this role, you will participate in research and outreach activities for a variety of audiences and will lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection. This role will also involve working to improve the display of the collection in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan galleries and elsewhere, both on- and off-site.

Educated to PhD level, or equivalent, in Archaeology, Ancient History, Egyptology, or a related subject, you will have strong knowledge of the history and material culture of ancient Egypt, specialising in Late Antiquity. You will possess museum/project/research experience and will be proficient with software packages, including databases. Applications from specialists in Coptic epigraphy or papyrology would be especially welcome. Demotic specialists will also be considered.

As a highly organised individual, you will ensure a high level of accuracy in all your work and will be able to prioritise your workload effectively. With excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, you will be confident in interacting with a variety of audiences. A publication history in relevant peer-reviewed journals is essential.

For more details or to apply, click here.

Curator, British Museum

6 doctoral positions, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

6 doctoral positions

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Application deadline: 1st May 2016

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1876 “Early Concepts of Man and Nature: Universal, Local, Borrowed” established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz invites applications for

6 doctoral positions (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 13 TV-L 65%)

starting on October 1st, 2016. Initial appointment will be for two years. Subject to continued funding by the German Research Foundation, a further appointment for one more year will be made.

The Research Training Group is directed by scholars from the fields of Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Byzantine Studies, Medieval German Studies, and Medical History.

In the Research Training Group’s research programme, the object is to record concepts of man and nature in the Near Eastern, Northeast African and European area in the period from ca. 3200 BC until the Middle Ages – starting out from textual, pictorial and material sources – by means of examples and to study them in a culturally immanent as well as transcultural respect. In order to align the spectrum of potential fields of topics in a targeted manner four main focal points of research have been defined:

  1. The origin of the World and the primordial elements;
  2. Natural phenomena, the forces of nature, and natural catastrophes;
  3. Flora, fauna, and landscape;
  4. The conceptualization of the human body, of disease and healing.

Topics for PhD theses must be chosen from one of these four areas and belong to one of the academic the disciplines mentioned above.

We are looking for:

  1. PhD projects that will connect with and complement dissertation projects within the Research Training Group and
  2. individual dissertation projects for one of the four areas.

For detailed information regarding our programme for research and training and the academic staff involved with our graduate school, please refer to our homepage (http://www.grk-konzepte-mensch-natur.uni-mainz.de/).

Requirements for appointment:

a diploma or master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent results in one of the disciplines mentioned above and fulfill the necessary requirements for studying for a doctoral degree in either Fachbereich (Faculty) 05 or 07 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

We provide:

  1. a PhD programme with clearly defined steps and instruction
  2. ample opportunities for intensive professional and interdisciplinary exchange
  3. close supervision by two professors of different academic disciplines of the Research Training Group’s core faculty
  4. a mentoring programme with cooperating partners in Germany and abroad
  5. traineeships within cooperating institutes
  6. additional funding for staying for up to four weeks abroad at a research institute cooperating with our programme as well as for attending conferences inside and outside Germany
  7. classes helping you to acquire key qualifications (e.g. time-management or academic writing courses)
  8. a modern and pleasant working environment
  9. optional six months’ funding for a new research project once you have completed your PhD

We expect:

  1. prepare a doctoral thesis within our research programme
  2. scientific training within a structured dissertation programme
  3. continuous participation in the study programme
  4. cooperate with other PhD students and scholars from neighbouring fields and discipline
  5. presence at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  6. after the three year funding period: doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The following documents must be provided:

  1. application form (available on the website for download)
  2. a letter of motivation
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. a complete transcript of academic records, including the last school report obtained before entering university (Abitur or equivalent)
  5. a résumé of the graduate thesis you submitted (3 pages)
  6. your graduate thesis in a pdf-file
  7. an exposé for a PhD thesis in one of the areas of the Research Training Group, summarizing the idea, outlining research questions and state of the art, approach and methods to be used, work and time schedule (4 pages)
  8. two letters of reference from members of academic staff allowing us to judge your abilities (to be sent before the closing date directly to the spokesperson)
  9. if available: a list of attended conferences and publications

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is keen to increase the number of women among its scholars and thus encourages women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified.

Further details regarding the application process and the selection of candidates are given on the homepage of our graduate school. You may also contact a member of the Research Training Group’s staff in your discipline if you have a specific question. For organizational questions you may contact the coordination office.

Please submit your complete application in electronic form (pdf) only no later than May 1st, 2016 to the Research Training Group spokesperson Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening (grk1876@uni-mainz.de).

6 doctoral positions, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Lecturer in Ancient Greek History, University of Liverpool

Vacancy details

Lecturer in Ancient Greek History Grade 7

Ref: A-590594

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool

Application deadline: 2nd May 2016

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures wishes to appoint a lecturer in Ancient Greek History. We welcome applications from candidates whose research expertise will complement and strengthen existing research strengths and teaching in Ancient History (Greek) in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology. You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, have well-established research interests and a record of scholarly publications of international excellence as appropriate for the level of experience. Experience of teaching at undergraduate level and willingness to teach Ancient Greek language is required; experience of teaching at postgraduate level and course design is welcome.

To apply, click here.

Lecturer in Ancient Greek History, University of Liverpool

11 doctoral posts, Universität Bonn/Universität zu Köln

Post announcement; application form

11 doctoral posts

Universities of Bonn and Cologne

Application deadline: 31st May 2016

Application guidelines

At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, eleven doctoral posts are to be filled with effect from October 1st, 2016. The salary/fellowship will be according to the German salary classification group TV-L 13 (50%), for detailed information: salary calculator

The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to continue for max. one year following a positive interim evaluation.

Objectives, issues

The aim of the RTG is to record economic systems and economic areas of premodern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. The investigations will be focussed along three lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions as Economic Units’.

Subjects

These subjects are involved: Ancient American Studies, Ancient History, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Byzantine Studies, Christian Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Ethnology, Historic Geography, Islamic Archaeology, Pre- and Early History

Dissertation topics

Enquirers can develop their own project proposals within the framework of the outlined research programme.

Language

The RTG language is German. Language lessons can be taken free of charge if required. The dissertation may also be written in another language.

Location and supervison

The doctoral candidate (m/f) will be employed at either of the two universities and registered as a doctoral student. Generally he/she will be looked after by two fellow applicants. In Cologne the doctorate is awarded within the framework of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities. The respective location will be jointly discussed and decided. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

Study programme

The doctoral programme will be conducted within a structured study programme comprising weekly seminars, workshops or international meetings; participation is mandatory.

Support measures

In addition to the posts, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available. Both universities offer comprehensive further training measures. Doctoral candidates with children can obtain additional support.

Application requirements

Completed relevant university studies in line with the requirements for admission to doctoral studies at the participating universities.

Application documents

  • Completed application form (s. below)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Copies of university diplomas and job references (if applicable)
  • Digital version (PDF) plus summary (2 pages) of the Magister/Master thesis
  • Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned dissertation project
  • Names and addresses of two university teachers who will be able, if necessary, to provide further information about the applicant

Application procedure

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by 01.10.2016 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

  • Closing date for applications: May 31st, 2016
  • Applicant interviews: anticipated July 7./8./9., 2016
  • Notification of decision: beginning of August 2016
  • Commencement of employment: October 1st, 2016

Applications from severely handicapped people are welcome. Severely handicapped people will be preferred where suitability is equal. Applications from women are explicitly welcome. Preferential consideration will be given to women where suitability, aptitude and expertise are equal, provided that no grounds predominate in the person of a co-applicant.

Information

If you have any further questions please contact the two RTG spokespeople via e-mail.

11 doctoral posts, Universität Bonn/Universität zu Köln