University Assistant (post doc), Universität Wien

University Assistant (post doc) (6912)

Universität Wien

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2017 of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies to 31.01.2023.

Reference number: 6912

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is an institution for research and instruction of international renown. This post-doc position offers the opportunity to build a professional profile in Byzantine studies through engagement in research, teaching and gaining experience in academic administration.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

In addition to research (with the goal of attaining the Habilitation) and teaching, this position also involves the organization of academic events and administrative tasks, especially with regard to students.

Profile:

Doctorate in Byzantine studies or equivalent doctoral degree in ancient Greek or Byzantine philology or comparative literature. Ability to work as part of a team. Excellent competence in written and spoken German (for applicants from abroad: after one year on the job). Good competence in additional foreign languages relevant to the research area.

Ability to teach; competence in digital media; publication record.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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University Assistant (post doc), Universität Wien

PhD Scholarship, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

PhD Scholarship

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Application deadline: 12:00 AM 8th September 2016 (Italian time)

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II has advertised 1 fully funded three-year PhD position in Philology for non-Italian citizens.

For more information on the PhD programme and to apply, click here.

PhD Scholarship, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher (“linguistic position”)

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Application deadline: 15th July 2016

The ERC Starting Grant Project “ACO” at the University of Bamberg is currently seeking a
Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher (“linguistic position”) (E 13 TV-L, 65% for doctoral, 100% for postdoctoral researchers).

The position is intended to be filled as soon as possible (though it can be postponed a few months to suit the schedule of particularly strong candidates) for 3 years (doctoral researchers) or 18 months (postdocs).

Job description

As part of an ERC-funded project on late antique Conciliar Acts, you will independently study linguistic phenomena present in these texts. Your research will focus on two main questions: first, you will track down traces of orality in these purported verbatim transcripts; second, you will study translation and re-translation processes between Latin and Greek (e.g., the Roman representatives at the Councils spoke in Latin; their statements are preserved in Greek, and these translations seem over-literal; one can witness this effect the other way around, in case Acts are preserved only in Latin; in case of Latin texts, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether we have the original or a re-translation). So far, almost nothing has been done in pursuit of these questions (though do check the introduction to Richard Price’s translation of Constantinople II). To be up to this task, you need an excellent command of both Greek and Latin, an interest in linguistic questions, and real enthusiasm to explore uncharted waters.

This position can be filled either by a doctoral researcher (for three years) or by a postdoc (for 18 months). Doctoral researchers may hand in their research as a Dr. phil. dissertation at the University of Bamberg, though this is not required.

Your profile

  • Excellent master’s or doctoral degree in Linguistics (with a focus on Greek or Latin) or in any field of Classics, such as Greek Philology, Ancient History or Patristics
  • Proficiency in Ancient Greek and Latin, good to excellent knowledge of the modern languages generally used in Classics (English, German, French, and Italian)
  • Willingness and ability for independently opening up a new field of research
  • High level of work discipline

General Information

The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Among candidates otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to providing measures to help reconcile professional and family life.

Application

Please send your application via e-mail as one combined PDF document to peter.riedlberger@uni-bamberg.de. Use English, German, French, and Italian for authoring your application.

Your application must include:

  • a brief cover letter addressing your qualifications, your intended starting date and any other relevant item
  • a CV
  • graded university transcripts and certificates; in case of the applicants without a doctorate, also include your graduation certificate from secondary school (“Abiturzeugnis” for Germans)
  • your commentary on a short passage excerpted from the Acts; please focus on linguistic questions, and do not write more than one page (even half a page should be sufficient); you can download text to comment upon from www.riedlberger.de/linguistic

Your application may include:

  • anything that may prove your proficiency in Ancient Greek and Latin, such as additional diplomas, awards, publications etc.
  • anything that may prove your excellence in scholarly work, such as publications, reviews of your publications etc.

You do not need to include any letters of recommendation.

Some further information could be found here.

 

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher (“536 position”)

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Application deadline: 15th July 2016

The ERC Starting Grant Project “ACO” at the University of Bamberg is currently seeking a
Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher (“536 position”) (E 13 TV-L, 65% for doctoral, 100% for postdoctoral researchers).

The position is intended to be filled as soon as possible (though it can be postponed a few months to suit the schedule of particularly strong candidates) for 3 years (doctoral researchers) or 18 months (postdocs).

Job description

As part of an ERC-funded project on late antique Conciliar Acts, you will independently create the first translation of the Acts of the Synods of Constantinople and Jerusalem (A.D. 536). The Greek original is readily available, even at Archive.org (“Collectio Sabbaitica ACO III”). It will be your task to provide a faithful, annotated translation into either English, German, French, or Italian. Up to now, exceedingly little research has been done on ACO III (to get an impression, start off with Fergus Millar’s article in JRS 98, 2008, pp. 62-82). Accordingly, your work will be cutting-edge research.

This position can be filled either by a doctoral researcher (for three years) or by a postdoc (for 18 months). Doctoral researchers may hand in their research as a Dr. phil. dissertation at the University of Bamberg, though this is not required.

Your profile

  • Excellent master’s or doctoral degree in any field of Classics, such as Greek Philology, Ancient History or Patristics
  • Proficiency in Ancient Greek, good to excellent knowledge of the other languages generally used in Classics (Latin, English, German, French, and Italian)
  • Willingness and ability for independently opening up a new field of research
  • High level of work discipline

General Information

The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Among candidates otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to providing measures to help reconcile professional and family life.

Application

Please send your application via e-mail as one combined PDF document to peter.riedlberger@uni-bamberg.de. Use English, German, French, and Italian for authoring your application.

Your application must include:

  • a brief cover letter addressing your qualifications, your intended starting date and any other relevant item
  • a CV
  • graded university transcripts and certificates; in the case of applicants without a doctorate, also include your graduation certificate from secondary school (“Abiturzeugnis” for Germans)
  • your translation of two short excerpts from ACO III; you can download the texts to be translated from www.riedlberger.de/536

Your application may include:

  • anything that may prove your proficiency in Ancient Greek, such as additional diplomas, awards, publications etc.
  • anything that may prove your excellence in scholarly work, such as publications, reviews of your publications etc.

You do not need to include any letters of recommendation.

Some further information could be found here.

Doctoral or Post-doctoral researcher, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Associate Professor in Classical Philology, Universitetet i Oslo

Associate Professor in Classical Philology

Universitetet i Oslo

Application deadline: 20th May 2016

A position of Associate Professor of Classical Philology is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The department offers courses in Greek and Latin at BA and MA levels as well as some courses in translation. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach subjects across the whole portfolio of courses.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.

Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Greek and/or Latin
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • A documented research profile in both Greek and Latin

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in Greek and/or Latin with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Priority will be given to candidates whose research profile falls within strong research areas of the Classics section such as Augustan poetry, Greek epic, papyrology, reception studies (incl. translation), and Greek and Latin syntax and semantics
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

We offer

  • Salary level 60 – 68 (510 100 – 591 400 NOK per year, depending on qualifications)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to  apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Description of one or more research projects which may be relevant for the Department
  • Proposed topics for MA theses
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Reference number:
  • 2016/3085

To apply, click here.

Associate Professor in Classical Philology, Universitetet i Oslo