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Appel à candidatures pour le contrat doctoral 2016 en partenariat avec  l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire

Deadline : 3/05/16

IFAO 2016



Appel à volontaire : campagne de fouille en Azerbaïdjan (Août-Septembre 2016)

Prendre contact avec les responsables avant le 13 mai 2016

Chantier fouilles Azerbaidjan 2016


Contrat post-doctoral en Egyptologie (Université de Yale – USA)
Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology
Yale University

Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. The
activity of this postdoctoral position is two-fold:
a. research and writing in collaboration with the scholarly activities of Egyptology at Yale University;
b. teaching one course per term; a total of two courses per academic year;

This postdoctoral associate position is funded by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for
Egyptology, administered by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Yale
University. This position will also be affiliated with the Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt, which sponsors
research and instruction in the philology and cultures of ancient Egypt and Nubia. Egyptology courses at Yale
present the history, languages, and archaeology of ancient Egypt and her neighboring regions from the earliest
pre-dynastic through the Coptic period. Lectures, seminars, and reading courses cover topics such as art history,
administration and society, burial practices, ceramic technology, military history, Egyptian languages of all
periods (including Coptic), among others.

In addition to the curriculum, Yale’s academic activities in Egyptology include a wide range of visiting scholars,
close affiliation with the Peabody Museum and Beinecke Library, and there are active archaeological missions
in Egypt. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to take an active part in these activities; it is hoped that
s/he will organize at least one substantial international conference during the period of the postdoctoral

The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance), with an
additional one-year appointment. A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required, as is a broad and solid knowledge of or
about Egyptology in all its sub-fields, from prehistory to the end of the Coptic period. Demonstrated ability in
language instruction is desirable. The annual salary is $55,000, plus healthcare benefits.
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students,
faculty, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected
veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

As of April 19th, 2016 applications can start being uploaded online via Interfolio.

Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload documentation via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter, (2)
curriculum vitae, (3) three recommendation letters addressed to the Egyptology Simpson Committee, and (4)
evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing
courses taught.

Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers
who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Intefolio.
For any questions please contact:

Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016.

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Vacation doctorale sur le thème de l’Histoire urbaine du Moyen Orient (Université Radboud de Nimègue – Pays-Bas)

Deadline : 19/06/16

Contact : (Prof. dr. Maaike van Berkel)


At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. Within science and within society. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance.

PhD Position on the Urban History of the Middle East (0,8 – 1,0 fte)
Faculty of Arts
Vacancy number: 23.13.16
Application deadline: 19 May 2016

Your project will relate to the governance and experience of urban public space in the Middle East between the 7th and 15th century. As a PhD candidate you will participate in the research institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.

Work environment

Radboud University is strategically located in Europe and is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established in 1923, and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has seven faculties and enrols around 20,000 students in 111 study programmes.
The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which together cater for about 2,500 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. Your research will be embedded in the institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.What we expect from you
You should have a Master’s degree, preferably a Research Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2016) or similar qualifications in History, Archaeology, Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies. You are result-oriented, are fluent in English and have excellent writing skills in English. Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.
What we have to offer
employment: 0,8 – 1,0 fte;
in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,174 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to €2,779 per month in the fourth year;
the total duration of the contract is 4 years. You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Mr drs. L.J.P.M. van Mosseveld, HR advisor) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
Description of your proposed project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees, all in one PDF file. The description of your proposed project should be submitted according the specific guidelines.The job interviews are scheduled for 3 June 2016.


Contrat post-doctoral sur le thème des coptes en Egypte (Université de Milan – Italie)

The post at the The State University of Milan (Italy) is for a research fellow (« ricercatore ») in Egyptology and Coptic (« Egittologia e Civiltà Copta »)

Deadline : 9/05/16

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Offre de candidature au département du Moyen-Orient, par the Oriental Insitute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Deadline : 13 mai 2016

The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of the Middle East is offering a position for researchers in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
Eligibility: This position is open to researchers with a PhD degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies or a related field. The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position or guarantee that they will receive it before the beginning of the position.
Research focus: Philology, History, Cultures of the Ancient Near East.
We expect candidates with experiences in grant activities, a proven publishing record and a working knowledge of an Ancient Near Eastern language.


The position is open beginning by September/October 2016. The duration of the position is 3 years with the possibility of extension. The Institute will provide an office space, computer, proofreading services, library services (including a modest amount for books purchase), and funding for conference or research trips abroad. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all Oriental Institute seminars and other events. This is a non-teaching position. We reserve the right not to fill this position.

Application: Please submit all of the following materials:
1) CV and Publication List;
2) Project proposal:
a. In three to five pages, double spaced 12 pt. font, please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research;
b. A strong proposal articulates a clear hypothesis and methodology; outlines a clear and realistic work plan; and demonstrates how this contributes to the Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
3) Writing Samples:
a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages;
b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages.
4) Two letters of Recommendation:
a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.

Notification: May/June 2016.

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Dr. Jan Zouplna, Head of the Department of the Middle East –

Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to:


6 doctoral positions in the University of Mainz

Deadline : 1 mai 2016

Call for Applications

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1876 “Early Concepts of Man and Nature: Universal, Local, Borrowed” established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz invites applications for

6 doctoral positions (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 13 TV-L 65%)

starting on October 1st, 2016. Initial appointment will be for two years. Subject to continued funding by the German Research Foundation, a further appointment for one more year will be made.

The Research Training Group is directed by scholars from the fields of Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Byzantine Studies, Medieval German Studies, and Medical History.

In the Research Training Group’s research programme, the object is to record concepts of man and nature in the Near Eastern, Northeast African and European area in the period from ca. 3200 BC until the Middle Ages – starting out from textual, pictorial and material sources – by means of examples and to study them in a culturally immanent as well as transcultural respect. In order to align the spectrum of potential fields of topics in a targeted manner four main focal points of research have been defined:

(1) The origin of the World and the primordial elements;

(2) Natural phenomena, the forces of nature, and natural catastrophes;

(3) Flora, fauna, and landscape;

(4) The conceptualization of the human body, of disease and healing.

Topics for PhD theses must be chosen from one of these four areas and belong to one of the academic the disciplines mentioned above.

We are looking for:

(c)     PhD projects that will connect with and complement dissertation projects within the Research Training Group and

(d)     individual dissertation projects for one of the four areas.

For detailed information regarding our programme for research and training and the academic staff involved with our graduate school, please refer to our homepage (

Requirements for appointment:

          a diploma or master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent results in one of the disciplines mentioned above and fulfill the necessary requirements for studying for a doctoral degree in either Fachbereich (Faculty) 05 or 07 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

We provide:

          a PhD programme with clearly defined steps and instruction

          ample opportunities for intensive professional and interdisciplinary exchange

          close supervision by two professors of different academic disciplines of the Research Training Group’s core faculty

          a mentoring programme with cooperating partners in Germany and abroad

          traineeships within cooperating institutes

          additional funding for staying for up to four weeks abroad at a research institute cooperating with our programme as well as for attending conferences inside and outside Germany

          classes helping you to acquire key qualifications (e.g. time-management or academic writing courses)

          a modern and pleasant working environment

          optional six months’ funding for a new research project once you have completed your PhD

We expect:

          prepare a doctoral thesis within our research programme

          scientific training within a structured dissertation programme

          continuous participation in the study programme

          cooperate with other PhD students and scholars from neighbouring fields and discipline

          presence at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

          after the three year funding period: doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The following documents must be provided:

          application form (available on thewebsitefor download)

          a letter of motivation

          a curriculum vitae

          a complete transcript of academic records, including the last school report obtained before entering university (Abitur or equivalent)

          a résumé of the graduate thesis you submitted (3 pages)

          your graduate thesis in a pdffile

          an exposé for a PhD thesis in one of the areas of the Research Training Group, summarizing the idea, outlining research questions and state of the art, approach and methods to be used, work and time schedule (4 pages)

          two letters of reference from members of academic staff allowing us to judge your abilities (to be sent before the closing date directly to the spokesperson)

          if available: a list of attended conferences and publications 


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is keen to increase the number of women among its scholars and thus encourages women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified.

Further details regarding the application process and the selection of candidates are given on the homepage of our graduate school. You may also contact a member of the Research Training Group’s staff in your discipline if you have a specific question. For organizational questions you may contact the coordination office.

Please submit your complete application in electronic form (pdf) only no later than May 1st, 2016 to the Research Training Group spokesperson Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening (


Bourse doctorale d’aide à la mobilité internationale 2016/2017 sur la Péninsule Arabique.

Date limite d’envoi du dossier : 1er avril 2016
Début de la bourse : 1er octobre 2016

Le CEFAS propose une bourse d’Aide à la mobilité internationale (AMI), attribuée par le Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, à des étudiants doctorants qui sont ou seront inscrits en thèse dans une université française à la rentrée universitaire 2016, et qui effectuent leur recherche doctorale sur la région de la péninsule arabique dans le domaine des Sciences Humaines et Sociales. L’obtention de la bourse est conditionnée à l’inscription en thèse.
Le CEFAS cherche en particulier à renforcer la formation doctorale dans le domaine des Etudes contemporaines, sur les monarchies du golfe Arabo-persique.

Cette Aide à la mobilité internationale (AMI) est attribuée pour une période de 12 mois, renouvelable une fois.
Le montant de l’aide est de 1 800 € par mois et d’un billet d’avion A/R pour le Koweit depuis la France.
Le boursier devra résider au Koweit. Il devra séjourner dans la région du Golfe durant au moins 9 mois dans l’année, et pourra effectuer des missions de travail dans les pays de la zone de compétence du CEFAS, à l’exclusion du Yémen (Koweit, Bahrein, Emirats Arabes Unis, Qatar, Sultanat d’Oman, Arabie Saoudite). Il lui reviendra de trouver lui-même à se loger.
Il est rappelé que l’AMI n’étant pas considérée comme un salaire, elle n’ouvre droit ni aux prestations sociales, ni aux allocations chômage et ne peut être prise en compte dans le calcul des droits à la retraite. Les bénéficiaires doivent donc souscrire eux-mêmes les assurances nécessaires pour une résidence à l’étranger concernant la couverture des dépenses de santé, accidents du travail et rapatriement.
La bourse prendra effet au 1er octobre 2016.

Pour des informations complémentaires contacter :
Le formulaire (voir ci-dessous) doit être complété en deux exemplaires, et envoyé à chacune des deux adresses suivantes accompagné des pièces demandées (CV, publications, copie du dernier diplôme, projet de recherche doctorale, attestations) :

La date limite d’envoi des dossiers est le 1er avril 2016.
Les candidatures seront examinées par le Conseil scientifique du Pôle ESPAR (Egypte, Soudan, Péninsule arabique) le 9 mai 2016.

Plus d’information et dossier de candidature sur le site :


IAA Prizes and Subsidies (before 1/03/16)

The International Association for Assyriology (IAA) has created several prizes to encourage and promote members of the younger generation specializing in cuneiform studies and Mesopotamian archaeology.

The IAA prize, initiated in 2013, is a reward for the best first article written after the PhD.

The winner receives €1,000.

The IAA fund for cuneiform studies was created in 2014 by a donation so as to assist a young scholar through a specific project. This year, we have introduced a new fund for recent PhDs. It aims to subsidize their participation to the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI). Five postdocs will be selected on the basis of the abstract of the papers they wish to present at the RAI and each will receive €400. These awards not only financially help them to attend the RAI but they also constitute a recognition by the profession of the quality of research carried out by young colleagues. All recent PhDs who wish to offer a paper at the next RAI in Philadelphia are encouraged to apply.

Please inform all possible candidates about these opportunities. You may also download a poster on these prizes from our website ( for broad display at your institution.

The deadline for all prizes is very soon (March 1); so please help us to receive enough applications for these three annual awards.

Please send your applications for the IAA prizes and subsidies to Prof. dr. W.H. van Soldt Email: For all the awards, see the website:

Please make sure that you are a member of the IAA, see the website:

Ouverture de 5 contrats postdoctoraux d'un an (2016-2017)
Le Labex (Laboratoire d’excellence) RESMED (Religions et sociétés dans le monde méditerranéen) lance un appel à candidatures de cinq contrats postdoctoraux d’un an à partir du 1er juillet 2016.
Date limite des candidatures : 15 mars 2016


The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University

(Paris) offers five (5) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting july 2016. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016.
EligibilityThe project will have clearly to fit in the scientific program of the Labex RESMED, according to one of ten profiles proposed.

Candidates will have defended their doctorates in France or abroad less than 5 years ago, or less than 10 years if they can justify research experience in other academic institutions. Candidates holding a PhD from our founding institutions are not allowed to apply (Universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Panthéon- Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes).

Application documents
Application form to download
Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Postdoctoral project description (up to 5 pages) Two recommendation letters Electronic copy of the thesis if it not published at the time of application A significant paper in electronic format

The application may be submitted in French or English.


The application will be sent in pdf format before March 15, 2016 at midnight (Paris) to the Director ( and the Secretaries of the Labex RESMED ( and
Decisions will be taken at the end of May 2016.

Starting date of the contract: 1st July 2016

Net salary
About 2000 €/month

A final report has to be provided at the end of the contract.

To see the profiles

Scientific program of labex RESMED:

  • Oxford-Wolfson Graduate Scholarship in Assyriology

Wolfson College is offering a fully-funded post-graduate Scholarship for a student undertaking either a DPhil in Oriental Studies or Archaeology, specialising in Assyriology, or an MPhil in Cuneiform Studies. The Scholarship is to be held at the University of Oxford from the beginning of the academic year 2016-2017, and is co-funded by Oxford University Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates who are applying for entry in October 2016. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential.

The Scholarship is open to applicants from all countries and will cover their full costs for the relevant period of fee liability, including the University composition fee, the College fee, and maintenance costs at the current UK Research Council rate. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2016-17, by the relevant January deadline. If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form.

Further information may be found on the Wolfson College website at:

  • Offres de Post-Doctorat à la Sonia&Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology de l’Université de Tel Aviv
Date limite des candidatures : 3 mars 2016

Pour plus de renseignements, cliquez ici

  • Bourse Master au Saint Antony’s College (Oxford)

St Antony’s College and the University of Oxford, in partnership with Jusoor, are offering one scholarship a year for entry in 2016/17 and 2017/18 to a student who is a Syrian citizen or a stateless person residing in Syria to study for a one year Master’s degree at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford.


Pour plus d’informations, cliquez ici

JOBS: Archaeology and Art History

At the Oriental Institute of the University of Vienna there will be a job vacancy in Archaeology and Art History for the period of absence of a member of staff. The contract will be for the short duration of  5.5 months only, starting from the 1st of March until 15th of August (i.e. Summer term).

The official publication by the University and on the University homepage cannot be earlier than the 1st of February. Therefore, and for possible candidates to be prepared and be able to plan in advance we publish this job vacancy ex ante here. Teaching in the summer term will comprise one lecture and one seminar.

The titles are the following:
Lecture: Vorderasiatische Archäologie II: das altorientalische Rund- und Flachbild, i.e. »Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology II: Ancient Near Eastern Scultptures and Reliefs », Seminar: Archäologisches Seminar, i.e. Archaeological Seminar (content of your choice)

Please do not apply before the 1st of February 2016 and before the reference number etc. are made known.

From the 1st of February 2016 the official publication will be found at the homepage of the University of Vienna at this link:

We will furthermore send another announcement at the time via ‘agade’ when the job offer is finally online.

For technical questions concerning the application please turn to Dr. Michaela Weszeli (, for questions pertaining to the job per se and the teaching assignment please contact Prof. Michael Jursa (


A number of teaching-linked Ph.D. fellowships are available in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, including two specifically reserved for The Ancient Near East or Egyptology.
Details can be found at this link:

Please note the very tight deadline of Dec 15, 2015 for submission of an initial  expression of interest.

Association inter-universitaire spécialisée sur l'Orient ancien