Two Research Positions in Coptic Studies (Georg Steindorff Egyptological Institute, University of Leipzig)

Franziska Naether announces on Facebook that two positions in Coptic studies are available in Tonio Sebastian Richter’s project in Leipzig (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic [DDGLC]). Details concerning this project can be found HERE.

Two research positions in the field of Coptology,
– a Research Associate position (full time) and
– a Research Assistant position (half time)

are available to work with Professor Tonio Sebastian Richter on the project Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC), a long-term project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and hosted by the Egyptological Institute –Georg Steindorff– of the University of Leipzig. The DDGLC project aims at a systematic, comprehensive and detailed lexicographical compilation and description of Greek loanwords as attested in the entire Coptic corpus through all dialects and sorts of text. Its intended outcome shall be provided in an online database and in a printed dictionary. For further particulars about the DDGLC project please follow this link: http://www.unileipzig.de/~ddglc/.

Applicants for the research associate position should have a PhD in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines. A deep knowledge of Coptic, a profound knowledge of Greek, and an active acquaintance with linguistics are preconditions. Previous experience in e-humanities is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to co-direct the DDGLC team, to substantially contribute to the lexicographical input, to do research in Coptic language and linguistics, and to carry out some administrative duties. The opportunity to academic teaching at small scale is given, if wanted.

The post is available from 1 January 2013 and will be initially appointed for up to 31 October 2015. The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2015 in the first instance with the possibility of funding for a further three years. Salary is within grade E14 according to the German collective labour agreement for the public service (TV-L).

Applicants for the research assistant position should have a degree (B.A. hons. or M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines. Good skills in Coptic and a sound knowledge of Greek are preconditions. Previous experience in e-humanities would be an advantage. Applicants will be expected to have the intention to work on a PhD in the field of Coptic language and linguistics. If the thesis topic has a focus on linguistic typology, such as loanword typology or diachronic typology, a temporary affiliation to the Department of Linguistics of the Leipzig Max Planck Institute for evolutionary anthropology (Professor Bernard Comrie) would be an option.

The post, which is a fixed term contract, is available from 1 January 2013 until 31 October 2015. Salary is within grade E13 according to the German collective labour agreement for the public service (TV-L).

Applicants for both positions are required to submit a CV, certificates of academic degrees, and a cover letter outlining the applicant’s research interests, academic background and suitability for the role, and giving the full contact details of two referees, on paper to

Prof. Dr. Tonio Sebastian Richter
Ägyptologisches Institut –Georg Steindorff–
Goethestr. 2, 04109 Leipzig
Germany

or in electronic files to <sebricht@rz.uni-leipzig.de>

by 15 October 2012.

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About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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2 Responses to Two Research Positions in Coptic Studies (Georg Steindorff Egyptological Institute, University of Leipzig)

  1. Mina says:

    what about Coptic Archaeology field? any positions available in it?

  2. Pingback: Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 24th, 2012 « Invocatio

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