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Apply: Research Associate and Faculty Positions “Impact of the Ancient City” (2017-2020: Cambridge)

Applications are sought for four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs.

For further information, see:

Research Associates: 'Impact of the Ancient City'
ERC Project
Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017
Salary range: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum

For access to the further particulars for each role and for information on how to apply, please click on the relevant link below:
GE09649 Research Associate: The Eastern Mediterranean
GE09650 Research Associate: The Western Mediterranean
GE09652 Research Associate: Urban Ideals in the European Mediterranean
GE09653 Research Associate: Urban Ideas in the Islamic World

For specific project information please click here.
Closing date:Noon of Monday 12 September 2016

Post-doctoral Research Associate: AHRC 'Greek in Italy' Project
Vacancy Reference: GE09646
Salary range: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Limit of Tenure: 01 January 2016 to 30  April 2018

Applications are sought for a fixed-term, fully funded Post-doctoral Research Associate on the AHRC-funded Project ‘Greek in Italy’.  The scholarship will run from 1st January 2017 to 30th April 2018.

The successful applicant will form part of the Greek in Italy project team which is focused on research into aspects of the linguistic impact of Greek settlement and colonisation in Italy in the first millennium BCE.

The successful candidate will undertake to write and submit for publication at least two academic articles relating to the impact of the Greek languages on the languages of ancient Italy and assist in the editing of the publication arising out of the 2016 Laurence Seminar ‘Migration, Mobility and Language Contact’.  They will be expected to assist in the organisation of the one-day workshop in the British School at Rome in March 2017, participate in regular seminars and workshops related to the project and give talks and presentations as appropriate in national and international conferences.  They will also contribute in access and outreach events, such as the Cambridge Festival of Ideas and University Open days.

For access to the further particulars for the role and for information on how to apply please click here.
Closing date: Noon of Friday 16 September 2016
Planned interview date: Week beginning Monday 17 October 2016

Research Associate 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' Project (CREWS)
Vacancy reference: GE09467
Salary range: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 October 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele. The successful applicant will conduct research on a pre-determined aspect of the project, namely the context of writing in ancient Ugarit, specifically the social and cultural background against which the innovation of a new writing system took place. They will also conduct comparative studies, comparing the context of Ugarit with that of other examples of contemporary or near-contemporary written culture (for example in the Near East, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Aegean, Egypt); the choice of comparanda may depend in part on previous research experience.

For access to the further particulars for the role and for information on how to apply please click here.
Closing date: Noon of Monday 01 August 2016
Planned interview date: Friday 26 August 2016

Source: Amie Mitchell, Executive Assistant to the Faculty Board Officers, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge

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