DDGLC project: Research assistant (m/f/d) with 65% part-time job

The colleagues at the DDGLC project in Berlin (Freie Universität) are looking for a research assistant to help them with the production of their online database and dictionary of Greek loanwords in Coptic. See the announcement below.

The DDGLC is a long-term project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin. The 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 the production of an online searchable database and of a dictionary.

Job description:
• Loanword lexicography of coptic texts: tagging, lemmatization, grammatical analysis and translation of greek words in coptic texts
• minor tasks in project administration

Applicants hold an degree (M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines.


Applicants hold an excellent degree (B.A. hons. or M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines. Profound skills in Coptic and a sound knowledge of (Classical or Koine) Greek are preconditions. Good skills in spoken and written English are likewise expected. The successful applicant is expected to move to Berlin and to work on a PhD thesis in the thematic field of Greek or Coptic philology.

Previous experience in fields of linguistics such as contact linguistics, lexicology or linguistic typology), and/or IT resp. Digital Humanities would be an advantage. Applicants will be expected to stay at Berlin and to have the intention to work on a PhD in the field of Coptic philology or linguistics.

Weitere Informationen

Applicants are required to submit a CV, certificates of academic degrees, a cover letters outlining the applicant’s research interests, academic background and suitability for the role, and giving the full contact details of two referees, under the reference aegypt-DDGLC-EN as PDF files electronically via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Sebastian Richter: sebastian.richter@fu-berlin.de .


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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