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.

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University Assistant, Universität Wien

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy

Universität Wien

Application deadline: 2nd May 2016

Identification number of advertisement: 6025

The Institute of Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik is devoted to research into the Greek, Roman and Etruscan world with all its facettes and stresses the importance of the use of primary sources (literature, papyri, inscriptions and coins) in research and teaching. The advertised job is that of an “Assistent(in)” with a focus on Greek history.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)

On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work

Participation in the institute’s teaching and research programme with a focus on Greek epigraphy. Teaching following the regulations laid down in the University rules.


Conditiones sine quibus non are the mastering of Ancient Greek, Latin and the usual modern languages (including German – this English advertisement would therefore, in fact, not be necessary; thus, if you do not understand the German version, you should think twice before applying) and experience in Greek epigraphy. The experience of research abroad is welcome.

Enthusiasm, an open and OWN mind as well as the courage to speak one’s mind.

Research fields

Main research field Special research fields Importance
History, Archaeology Ancient history;Epigraphy;Classical studies MUST


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Humanities Historical Sciences MUST


Language Language level Importance
Ancient Greek Excellent knowledge MUST
German Excellent knowledge MUST
English Excellent knowledge MUST
French Good knowledge MUST
Italian Good knowledge MUST
Latin Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 02.05.2016, mentioning reference number 6025.

For further information please contact Corsten, Thomas +43-1-4277-40580.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

  • Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
  • Identification number of advertisement: 6025
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