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Postdoc: Postdoc in archaeology of the Mediterranean (200-1000 CE), University of Puget Sound, deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Puget Sound invites applications for the Lora Bryning Redford Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Archaeology starting in Fall 2020. This is a nonrenewable one-year position.


The Redford Fellow will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses over the year: an introduction to archaeology (including archaeological methods) course in the fall and two more specialized courses in the spring, chosen in consultation with the faculty mentor.  The Fellow will also deliver a public lecture and serve as a campus resource for those interested in archaeology; this may include advising students, identifying summer excavations or field schools in which to participate, or finding graduate programs that meet students’ interests.  The Fellow will be assigned to an appropriate department (e.g. Art and Art History, Classics, History, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology), where faculty will assist with professional development.


We invite applications from scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in archaeology within the last three years. We seek a candidate who has expertise in the archaeology of the Mediterranean, broadly understood, from c. 200 to c. 1000 CE.  Specializations might include the late Roman world, Sassanian Empire, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine Empire, or early medieval western Europe.  Candidates with interests in cross-cultural encounters, gender roles, or religion are especially encouraged to apply.  Scholars who are able to make connections across disciplines and demonstrate the impact of archaeological work on a variety of fields in an undergraduate liberal arts setting are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Post-Doctoral Fellow

The position offers a salary of $40,000 and comes with health and professional development benefits.  Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound:

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary fields. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” ( to learn more about the college.

Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 1, 2020 to ensure consideration.  

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without the documents requested below will not be considered:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Diversity Statement (see prompt below)
  • Three (3) letters of reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Commitment to Diversity: As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. We ask applicants to submit a diversity statement, in which they comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

University Diversity Statement

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

PhD / postdoctoral positions: Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome (deadline 15 July 2018)

Subject: JOB: Doktoranden-/Postdoktorandenstellen, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom

Rom (Italien)
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018

An der Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte sind in der Abteilung von Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt mehrere

für promovierende und promovierte KunsthistorikerInnen

zu besetzen. Die Nachwuchsstellen sind zunächst auf ein Jahr befristet, können aber im Fall von Promovierenden auf maximal drei und im Fall von Postdocs auf maximal zwei Jahre verlängert werden. Ein Bezug zu den aktuellen Schwerpunkten der Abteilung wird begrüßt: Kunstgeschichte Süditaliens vom Mittelalter bis zur frühen Neuzeit, insbesondere Neapel, Episteme der Kartographie sowie Film. Weitere Informationen über das wissenschaftliche Programm der Abteilungen finden sich auf der Website des Instituts. Ein überdurchschnittlicher Hochschulabschluss in Kunstgeschichte wird vorausgesetzt und eine aktive Teilnahme an den Aktivitäten des Instituts erwartet.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten folgende Unterlagen enthalten:
– Lebenslauf
– Exposé des Forschungsprojekts mit Bibliographie und Arbeitsplan
– Referenzen, bitte keine Empfehlungsschreiben

Bei Vorliegen der entsprechenden persönlichen Voraussetzungen bieten wir Promovierenden einen Fördervertrag, der die wissenschaftliche Freiheit eines Stipendiums mit der Sicherheit eines Arbeitsvertrags verbindet. Postdocs erhalten einen befristeten Arbeitsvertrag. Beide Vertragsarten lehnen sich hinsichtlich der Entgeltzahlung an den Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund) unter Einschluss der üblichen Sozialleistungen an. Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft will den Anteil von Frauen in den Bereichen erhöhen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Ferner hat sich die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zum Ziel gesetzt, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Bewerbungen in einem PDF bis zum 15.07.2018 an:, Kennwort Nachwuchsstellen Abteilung III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Direktorin)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28, I–00187 Roma

— English Translation —

Rome (Italy)
Application deadline: 15 July 2018

are the Max Planck Institute of Art History in the Department of Prof. Dr. – at the Bibliotheca Hertziana Tanja Michalsky as soon as possible more

junior positions
for-promoting and doctorate art historians

to occupy. The junior positions are initially limited to one year but can be extended in the case of doctoral students to a maximum of three and in the case of postdocs to a maximum of two years. A reference to the current focus of the department is welcomed: art history of southern Italy from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, especially Naples, Episteme cartography and film. For more information on the scientific program of the departments can be found on the Institute’s website. An above-average degree in art history is required and expected to actively participate in the activities of the Institute.

The application should include the following documents:
– Curriculum vitae
– Expose the research project with bibliography and work plan
References, please no letters of recommendation –

If the relevant personal conditions we offer doctoral students a sponsorship contract linking the scientific freedom of a scholarship with the security of an employment contract. Postdocs receive a fixed-term contract. Both types of contracts lean (TVöD Confederation) including the usual social benefits in terms of remuneration payment to the collective agreement of the civil service. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the proportion of women in the areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society has set a goal to employing more handicapped individuals. Handicapped will be encouraged.

Applications in a PDF until 15.07.2018 to: , password junior positions Division III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (director)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
Via Gregoriana 28, I-00187 Roma

JOB: Post-doc in Medieval Art in Paris

Centre André Chastel – LabEx EHNE, September 01, 2018684px-Tizian_085-e1384437219571
Application deadline: Jun 18, 2018

Objet : candidature-postdoc- Axe7-EHNE
Présélection : au plus tard le 22 juin 2018
Auditions : 25 juin 2018
Prise de poste : le 1er septembre 2018
Poste: CDD de post‐doctorant à temps complet à compter du
1er septembre 2018
Durée: 1 an (renouvelable une fois)
Salaire mensuel net : 2.000 €
Responsable scientifique: Dany Sandron, Professeur en histoire de l’art médiéval
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Postdoctoral Fellowships: 1 Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 Doctoral Assistant (5 years each) on Project A study of Coptic Magic, Julius-Maxilimilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany. (Deadline: 31st May 2018)

Doctoral & Post-doctoral Positions – Study of Coptic Magic, University of Würzburg


Deadline: 31st May 2018

As part of the new Excellent Ideas programme, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce two vacancies within the Department of Egyptology: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 doctoral assistant.

These positions will be part of a new in-depth project studying “magical” texts from Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt written in Coptic, and will involve the creation of a database of published and unpublished texts, the edition and re-edition of original manuscripts, and the production of research situating them within their historical, social and intellectual context. The appointed applicants will work with the team co-ordinator (Dr. Korshi Dosoo). Both positions will begin 1 September 2018, running for five years until 31 August 2023.

The postdoctoral candidate will require a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English and at least a reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian are also highly desirable. As a position intended for a junior researcher, applicants are normally expected to have completed their doctorate within the last three years.

The candidate for the position of a doctoral assistant will require a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Ancient History, Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English. A reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish is highly desirable, as are language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian. She or he will receive supervision to allow her or him to complete her or his doctoral degree. The candidate will be free to decide on a thesis topic, although it will preferably overlap to some degree with the project theme.


More information here:


Postdoctoral Fellowship: in Medieval Studies (4 years from Autumn, 2018), University of Bergen, Norway (Deadline 14th May, 2018)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Medieval studies

Applications are invited for a 4 years position as postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities, for employment from the autumn 2018.

The call is connected to the establishment of a knowledge cluster in Medieval studies, as part of UiB’s strategy for 2016-2022. The Medieval research cluster will be an arena for collaboration between the academic environment at UiB and external partners connected to research, education, tourist industry, conservation and public administration.

The postdoctoral research project must be within the field of medieval studies, and relate to one of the relevant disciplines at the Faculty for Humanities, such as Archaeology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Classical philology (Greek or Latin), Cultural studies, History, Old Norse philology, Philosophy, Study of Religions and Theatre Studies.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or equivalent degree, or must have submitted the doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded before appointment can take place.

The academic strength of the applicant and the research project as well as its relevance will be the chief criterion for the assessment and ranking of candidates. With approximately equal qualifications among the ranked applicants, subjects of strategic importance will be weighted in the assessment. Weight will also be given to the applicant’s ability to disseminate research results and develop academic networks. The ability to work independently as well as collaborating well with others are required qualities.


About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years. 1 year of this period (25% of the position) is designated for duties such as teaching/supervision and administration. Duties will be allocated over the four year period in agreement with the cluster and relevant departments. Individuals can not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

Applicants must submit a research proposal of maximum five pages for the qualifying work, including a progress plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352 / pay range 24.1) according to the government salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 490 500. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits


How to apply for the position

Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

The applicant must complete the electronic CV-form. In addition the application must include:

  • An account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A project description, with progress plan and basic bibliography (max. 5 pages)
  • A short summary of the doctoral thesis (or the thesis itself in electronic format)
  • Transcripts and diplomas awarded from institutions of higher education (scanned)
  • A list of relevant academic publications
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. All attachments must be in Word or pdf format.


General information:

Further information on the position can be obtained by contacting the leader of the Medieval Research Cluster, Professor Åslaug Ommundsen, e-mail, tel. + 47 58 80 89. For more information about the establishment of a Medieval research cluster, see

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met. 

The department will be conducting interviews with the shortlisted candidates prior to the final decision being made.

More about the appointment process:

Questions about the electronic application procedure should be directed to


Application deadline: 14.05.2018

Please mark your application: 18/3541


The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.



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