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

Ph.D. researcher, KU Leuven

Ph.D. researcher (Ref. BAP-2016-281)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Application deadline: 16th June 2016

Project

This contract is intended to offer the opportunity of beginning doctoral research to a promising researcher while s/he prepares an application for a scholarship with FWO and/or the promoter submits a project application with the FWO or the Research Council. The doctoral research is expected to culminate in a doctorate in Theology. You will be expected to commit yourself to research in order to produce a doctoral dissertation. Together with the promoter/research group concerned, you will be expected to make every possible effort to secure external financing as of the second year of your programme. You may be assigned limited educational or administrative responsibilities at the faculty, within the same limits as those that apply for FWO- fellowship holders, so long as these do not interfere with the preparation of the doctoral project.

Profile

You have obtained the Master (of Arts) of Theology and Religious Studies degree at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, or an M.A. degree from an EU-member state university and/or you have obtained the Master (of Arts) of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion degree or Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, or you will obtain the degree in July or September 2016 with outstanding study results. You must be eligible for admission to the Doctoral Programme in Theology.

Offer

We offer an employment as full-time Ph.D. researcher starting 2016, October 1st for 1 year.

Interested?

If available, applicants for this position should upload a description of the proposed doctoral project signed by the promoter together with their online application. The standard form ‘Description of the doctoral project’ may be found here.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Ph.D. researcher, KU Leuven

Post-doctoral Fellow, Saint John’s University

Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging

Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota

Application deadline: 6th June 2016

  • Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging
  • Opening Date/Time: Wed. 05/11/16 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Closing Date/Time: Continuous
  • Salary: Not Displayed
  • Job Type: Non-Exempt, Support Staff, Full Time
  • Location: Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • Department: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library – SJU

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the two-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellow will provide vital support for HMML’s efforts to catalog recently digitized Eastern Christian manuscripts. Under the guidance of the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts, the Fellow will undertake original cataloging of digital surrogates at HMML as well as revision of existing cataloging.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Original cataloging of Arabic (including Garshuni), Syriac, and possibly Coptic manuscripts from HMML’s digitization projects in the Middle East, India, and Africa.
  2. Correction and standardization of existing cataloging.

Qualifications

  1. Earned doctorate in history, theology, classics, Semitic languages, or cognate field.
  2. Knowledge of Arabic (including Garshuni) and Syriac, and associated literatures; familiarity with Arabic literature beyond the Christian tradition is desirable. Coptic is not required but would be a desirable asset.
  3. Direct experience of research using manuscripts, and ideally of description/cataloging of manuscripts.
  4. Experience with digital research in the humanities; ease with the use of common software and ability to understand and work with HMML’s digital platforms and tools.
  5. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  6. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks.

Additional Information

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online by clicking “APPLY” above. Interested applicants are asked to submit the online application form, a letter of interest indicating skills and experience relevant to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of two scholars whom we can contact for further information about suitability for the position.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure fullest consideration applicants should apply by June 6, 2016.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are  encouraged to apply. Saint John’s University is an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more details or to apply, click here.

 

Post-doctoral Fellow, Saint John’s University