Offre de candidature à l’Institut oriental à l’académie des sciences (République Tchèque)

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.

Terms:

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 – mailto:zouplna@orient.cas.cz

Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to: zouplna@orient.cas.cz


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