[=> 09/01/2022] University of Bamberg wishes to appoint four Research Associates (Post-Doctoral Researchers)


The Professur für Geschichte und Kultur der Spätantike at the University of Bamberg wishes to appoint

Four Research Associates (Post-Doctoral Researchers)

(Full time; pay scale 13 TV-L)

fixed term (18 months), as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project “AntCoCo”.

Job description: As part of an ERC-funded project on fully extant late antique constitutions (which are legal enactments usually taking the form of highly formalized letters), you will independently contribute to the common research effort. One main goal is the production of a critical edition of the unabridged constitutions with translation and notes. Apart from that, the constitutions will be investigated from various viewpoints. Research topics include their highly elaborate prose, techniques employed by ancient translators of constitutions, a study of their legal content from a technical perspective, and in particular their communicative function (for constitutions include comprehensive introductions with little legal content which however served for communicating to the population).

Your profile:

  • Excellent doctoral degree preferably in one of the following fields: Classical Philology (Latin or Greek), Ancient History, Roman Law.
  • Proficiency in Latin and Ancient Greek (except for legal historians who just need to possess proficiency in Latin); good to excellent knowledge of the modern languages generally used in Classics (i.e., English, German, French, and Italian)
  • Proven publication record
  • Willingness and ability to open up a new field of research
  • High level of work discipline

General Information: The University of Bamberg 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@unibamberg.de. Use English, German, French, or Italian for authoring your application.

Your application must include:

  • a succinct cover letter indicating your intended starting date, any relevant details which cannot immediately be gleaned from your CV, as well as any unfinished business you may need to complete (also, if applicable, explain how you intend to take care of it while being employed in a 100% project position). Please, keep this covering letter brief. Do not expound your motivation for applying.
  • a CV including a list of publications (and of reviews of your work, if applicable)
  • a table of your skills in the various relevant languages; if possible, add confirming evidence such as exam results, participation in courses, texts you have authored in these languages, or similar.
  • a sample of scholarly texts authored by you (max. 20 pages, if possible, published material; if not, then some part of a text submitted for publication, or of your thesis; while I am not interested in your cover letter writing skills, I am very much interested in your academic writing, so please select this sample carefully)
  • graded university transcripts and certificates
  • your answers (not more than two Word pages) to a short test which you can download from www.riedlberger.de/call2021 Note: nobody is expected to excel at all questions. The various questions test different skills. Some will be easier for, say, legal historians than for, say, Latin philologists, and vice versa. Do not feel discouraged if you cannot answer some questions at all.

Please do not include any letters of recommendation with your application. I have put together some further information which might be of interest to prospective candidates; you can find the document at www.riedlberger.de/inf-applicants

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at peter.riedlberger@unibamberg.de. (Note: some career advisors claim applicants can improve their chances of success by writing to a possible employer without any good reason, just in order to establish contact. These career advisors are wrong.)

Candidates invited for an interview may be reimbursed for travel costs in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Deadline: The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021.

Contact : 
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg 
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Peter Riedlberger 
Professor of Late Antique History and Culture 
An der Weberei 5 96047 Bamberg 
E-Mail: peter.riedlberger@uni-bamberg.de

Website: www.riedlberger.de