Come work with me :) 2-year full-time Postdoc Roman roads

I am really excited to advertise the first postdoc position on my new project MINERVA! 😀

Aarhus is a beautiful place, our university and centre are world-class inspiring research environments, and the MINERVA team and project are AWESOME 🙂 So if you’re into Roman roads and looking for a postdoc, do consider applying and feel free to get in touch with me (please note all applications need to go through the university’s application system to qualify). You’ll be collaborating a lot with the amazing Pau de Soto and his project Viator-e.

Deadline for application: 30th of March 2021
Planned starting date: 1st of September 2021
Job details and how to apply

More about the job and the project:

The School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research context

The postdoc will be part of the research project ‘MINERVA: Understanding the centuries-long functioning of the Roman economy’, headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Tom Brughmans and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). MINERVA is an interdisciplinary project that draws on classical archaeology, network science and complex systems simulation.

The archaeology of the Roman Empire offers us a unique glimpse into the way in which large integrated economies can evolve over centuries. However, understanding how centuries-long economic changes emerge from the day-to-day behaviour of individuals requires new methods and vast amounts of data. This project will combine for the first time state-of-the art computer simulation techniques from complexity economics, the integration of newly available large ceramics evidence from hundreds of sites across the Empire needed to test hypotheses, and the first highly detailed model of the Roman road network offering the medium for flows of goods and information.

The position

We are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with a background in classical archaeology, ancient history or archaeology, preferably with a specialisation in the Roman Empire, and with strong interests in Roman roads and computational methods.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for Work Package 2 of the project, which aims at producing the first detailed open digital model of the Roman transport system and its changes throughout the Roman imperial period. The applicant will perform Roman road data collection for the eastern part of the Roman Empire, and add it to the linked open data platform Itiner-e (this is the main task of the post). This work will be supervised by the PI and Dr. Pau de Soto (ICAC Tarragona, expert in Roman road data collection) whose project Viator-e collects roads data for the western part of the empire (Viator-e and MINERVA are collaborative projects). Together with the PI and Dr Pau de Soto, the successful applicant will develop the resulting data into a transport system model, using GIS to derive transport costs and speeds, and estimate financial expenses of travelled distance. He/she will work collaboratively on the creation of a linked open dataset of Roman roads, and is expected to collaborate on disciplinary and interdisciplinary publications with MINERVA team members on the topic of Roman roads and the Roman economy. The successful applicant needs good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members and establish external collaborations.

The successful applicant will be based in Aarhus at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), MoesgĂ„rd AllĂ©, 8270 HĂžjbjerg.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop their research within the framework provided by the project MINERVA, in cooperation with the PI
  • Oversee the project’s road data collection, in cooperation with the PI
  • Perform research visits at the University of Oxford and other institutions, to support data collection
  • Pursue data collection, preparation, analysis and storage following FAIR principles
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular classical studies, archaeology, computer science and history, with a view to presenting and discussing empirical data, ideas and results
  • Present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals
  • Contribute to the organisation of research workshops and an international conference hosted by MINERVA towards the middle of the postdoc period
  • Teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement, in English or Danish)


The position will involve limited teaching (maximum 20%), as agreed upon with the Head of the Department and the project PI.

Knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society and to contribute actively to public debate in areas related to the position. In particular, he/she will be encouraged to contribute to knowledge exchange opportunities at Aarhus University (in particular UrbNet and Classical Archaeology), and to present at international inter-disciplinary conferences.


Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in classical archaeology, archaeology, history, geography, network science, economic history or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality.

Applicants must also document:

  • Research experience of studying the archaeology or history of the Roman imperial period
  • A strong interest in or expertise in Roman roads
  • Experience of publication-based data collection in classical archaeology or archaeology
  • Experience of using GIS for landscape archaeology
  • Familiarity with databases, statistics and network methods
  • An interest in developing computational skills (including GIS, linked open data, statistics, network science, simulation)
  • An interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Applicants need good social and communication skills in order to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with project team members and establish external collaborations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • It will be regarded as an advantage if applicants can document language skills apart from English (in particular French, German, Arabic or Turkish), giving them access to literature and helping them to communicate with international colleagues

Applications must be uploaded in English.

Applicants must submit:

  • A concise statement of their motivation for applying for the position (maximum two pages)
  • A CV (maximum four pages)
  • A maximum of five publications. Please note that only submitted publications will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications to which no publications are attached will not be assessed
  • For further details on what to upload please read our ‘Formalities’ below.

The research activities will be evaluated in relation to the actual research time. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of leave they may have had without research activities (e.g. maternity/paternity leave), so we can subtract these periods from the span of their academic career when evaluating their productivity.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview may be asked to provide professional references.

For further information about the position and project MINERVA, please contact the Principal Investigator Tom Brughmans by email:

For more information about the application please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their personal background.

The work environment

The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet).
The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) was founded in 2015 as a groundbreaking archaeological research initiative exploring the evolution of urbanism and urban networks from the Hellenistic Period to the Middle Ages. The centre is based at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, and is funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Danish National Research Foundation.

UrbNet aims to compare the archaeology of urbanism from medieval Northern Europe to the ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World, and determine how – and to what extent – urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past. The centre is firmly rooted in the humanities but enjoys close, collaborative ties with the natural sciences.

UrbNet aims to advance the understanding of the historical process of urban evolution, and it does so by developing the ability of archaeology to characterise the scale and pace of events and processes. Recently developed scientific techniques afford the potential for archaeology to refine the precision of dates, contexts and provenance ascribed to excavated materials. UrbNet’s key ambition has been to integrate these new forms of data as a new, high-definition approach to the study of global and interregional dynamics.
UrbNet’s work comprises projects that intersect questions and problems concerning urban development and networks in the regions from Northern Europe via the Levant to the East Coast of Africa. It involves elaborate work on empirical material from a number of existing excavation projects, and the centre aims to make substantial contributions to theoretical and methodological developments in the field.
Read more (UrbNet).

School of Culture and Society

At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

–  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
–  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
–  From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:

If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal bagground.

Shortlists are prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Job: 9 month postdoc network modelling Neolithic

A 9-month position on a CNRS project based in Bordeaux, looking for someone with network skills.

Deadline: 15 March

Access the full job post here.

Informations générales

Référence : UMR5199-SOLRIG-006
Lieu de travail : PESSAC
Date de publication : lundi 22 février 2021
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 9 mois
Date d’embauche prĂ©vue : 1 avril 2021
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
RĂ©munĂ©ration : salaire mensuel brut entre 2 648 et 3 768 euros (en fonction de l’expĂ©rience)
Niveau d’Ă©tudes souhaitĂ© : Doctorat
Expérience souhaitée : Indifférent


La mobilitĂ© humaine est un facteur clĂ© pour la propagation des gĂšnes et des cultures, mais elle les affecte de diffĂ©rentes maniĂšres. Alors que les gĂšnes se propagent exclusivement par les mouvements de personnes, les traits culturels peuvent se transmettre indĂ©pendamment et sur de longues distances par interaction culturelle. L’objectif de ce projet postdoctoral est d’explorer la co-Ă©volution gĂšne-culture en Europe lors de la transition vers l’agriculture en utilisant une nouvelle approche qui permettra d’estimer conjointement la mobilitĂ© humaine et la diffusion de la culture matĂ©rielle d’un point de vue tant gĂ©nĂ©tique qu’archĂ©ologique.
Le projet repose sur l’hypothĂšse que les sociĂ©tĂ©s mobiles sont caractĂ©risĂ©es par une isolation par la distance relativement faible, tandis que les groupes moins mobiles seront structurĂ©s gĂ©ographiquement. Il est Ă©galement fondĂ© sur l’idĂ©e largement acceptĂ©e selon laquelle les similitudes dans la culture matĂ©rielle rĂ©sultent d’interactions rĂ©pĂ©tĂ©es entre individus et groupes, favorisĂ©es par la mobilitĂ© individuelle, l’Ă©change de biens, d’information sociale, de connaissances sur les techniques et des symboles. En d’autres termes, plus la culture matĂ©rielle est similaire, plus les liens qui unissent les groupes sont resserrĂ©s.
Le rĂŽle de la gĂ©ographie dans la limitation ou l’amĂ©lioration des interactions et des mouvements des populations passĂ©es est un facteur majeur Ă  prendre en compte. Le rĂŽle de la distance gĂ©ographique et des barriĂšres dans la diffusion des traits culturels et des groupes sera Ă©tudiĂ© dans le but d’Ă©valuer dans quelle mesure la gĂ©ographie est un facteur conditionnant la diffusion des personnes, des savoir-faire, des symboles et des idĂ©es. Les individus peuvent ĂȘtre plus ou moins isolĂ©s dans les paysages et ne pas choisir un seul itinĂ©raire optimal en raison de plusieurs facteurs culturels intrinsĂšques mais aussi externes (disponibilitĂ© des ressources
.). Plusieurs mĂ©thodes, least cost path modeling, resistance distance (McRae et al., 2008), peuvent ĂȘtre utilisĂ©es pour explorer la connectivitĂ© entre les groupes. 
Cependant, la relation entre la proximitĂ© spatiale, culturelle et sociale peut ne pas expliquer Ă  elle seule la gĂ©ographie culturelle et les contacts entre les groupes, mais la structure du rĂ©seau lui-mĂȘme peut avoir un impact sur les variabilitĂ©s inter sites. Les mĂ©thodes basĂ©es sur les rĂ©seaux telles que l’analyse des rĂ©seaux sociaux (SNA) sont des outils prĂ©cieux pour documenter et analyser les relations entre les sites archĂ©ologiques en fonction de divers attributs culturels. L’accent mis sur les communautĂ©s passĂ©es dans une perspective de rĂ©seaux s’est avĂ©rĂ© utile pour aborder un large Ă©ventail de questions de recherche, y compris la diffusion et l’adaptation des innovations (Hart et Engelbrecht 2012), les systĂšmes de croyance (Erickson 1988), l’Ă©change (Markovsky et al.1988) et mobilitĂ© (Birch et Hart 2018). La documentation de ces processus est essentielle pour comprendre la diffusion des technologies agricoles.
Dans ce projet, nous souhaitons analyser des donnĂ©es gĂ©nĂ©tiques et archĂ©ologiques conjointement et avec des mĂ©thodologies comparables. Nous nous concentrerons sur l’Europe Ă  l’aube de l’agriculture, il y a environ 7500 ans, une pĂ©riode et une rĂ©gion pour lesquelles des donnĂ©es gĂ©nĂ©tiques, ainsi que des donnĂ©es sur la culture matĂ©rielle, sont disponibles pour les derniers chasseurs-cueilleurs et les premiers agriculteurs. L’ensemble de donnĂ©es gĂ©nĂ©tiques comprend des centaines d’Ă©chantillons publiĂ©s provenant de toute l’Europe pour la pĂ©riode cible, incluant des donnĂ©es gĂ©nomiques, mitochondriales et du chromosome Y. L’ensemble des donnĂ©es archĂ©ologiques est composĂ© d’une base de donnĂ©es gĂ©orĂ©fĂ©rencĂ©e actualisĂ©e des objets de parure produits par les derniers chasseurs-cueilleurs et les premiers agriculteurs d’Europe, couvrant 48 cultures archĂ©ologiques et recensant des centaines de types de perles diffĂ©rentes provenant de plus de mille sĂ©pultures et niveaux archĂ©ologiques rĂ©partis dans toute l’Europe.
L’analyse combinĂ©e de ces ensembles de donnĂ©es permettra de dĂ©terminer si les frontiĂšres culturelles limitaient les flux de gĂšnes et ralentissaient la propagation du NĂ©olithique dans certaines rĂ©gions.

2 postdocs and 3 PhDs on Medieval Dissident Networks

If you have an interest in networks and Medieval or religious history, then follow this new ERC-funded Dissident Networks project! They just published a call for applications for two postdocs and three PhDs. Do consider applying. Brno is a fantastic city, and the team is world class!

Via David ZbĂ­ral:

The Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET, – an ERC Consolidator Grant-funded research initiative based at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) – opens a call for five research positions in the computational study of medieval religious dissent and inquisition: (1) two postdoctoral or senior research fellowships, and (2) three Ph.D. studentships.

(1) Two full-time postdoctoral or senior research fellowships

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Duration: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

More information: 

(2) Three Study of Religions Ph.D. studentships with a medieval focus

Deadline: 3 March 2021

Duration: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

More information: 

Across both calls for applications, we are looking for candidates who have focused on any aspect of medieval or early modern European history or literature. They must have demonstrable competence in Latin and English language and in historical research, and a computer-friendly mindset (tables, digital tools).

Candidates with particular experience in heresy studies, notarial records, medieval religion, late medieval history (c. 1200-1500, especially of France, Germany, Italy and England), social and economic approaches to the Middle Ages, digital humanities, quantitative history or historical network research are particularly encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, we are very open to candidates whose previous research has focused on any aspect, period or region of pre-modern Europe, provided that they have a willingness to engage deeply in DISSINET’s computational approach to the study of medieval religious dissent and inquisition.

The successful candidates will develop their own research direction in consultation with the Principal Investigator (Dr. David ZbĂ­ral). They will receive hands-on training, building on their core skills as medievalists through the use of computational techniques (social network analysis, geographic information systems, computational text analysis).

Full-time tenured post Egyptian Archaeology, KU Leuven

Via KU Leuven website. Find the full vacancy here.

(ref. ZAP-2020-292)
Last modification : Wednesday, December 16, 2020

KU Leuven’s Faculty of Arts has a vacancy for a full-time tenured academic position in the discipline of Archaeology, with specialization in the domain of Egyptian Archaeology. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with excellent teaching skills, an eminent research record and a sense of societal responsibility, in line with KU Leuven’s mission statement.
Fundamental research, academic teaching and wider knowledge sharing in the discipline of archaeology, more particularly related to the archaeology of Egypt.

You have achieved important, internationally acknowledged research results in the domain of Egyptian archaeology. In developing your research, you have built up demonstrable methodological expertise of crucial importance for the archaeological discipline, you master strategic themes in computational archaeology and have experience in elaborating multi- and interdisciplinary research trajectories. Based on comparative archaeological research on the trajectories of past societies and/or regional research traditions in archaeology, you are actively involved in the critical contextualization of the intellectual traditions in the domain of Egyptian archaeology.

You can demonstrate leadership qualities in organizing archaeological fieldwork and you value teamwork. You will join the research unit of Archaeology. In close collaboration you support and develop your unit’s (inter)faculty, national and international collaborations and networks. You initiate grant applications to support academic research, actively develop research projects and supervise collaborators at pre- and postdoctoral level.

You provide high-quality education in the bachelor and master programme in Archaeology, with a clear engagement for the quality of the programme as a whole. Your teaching is in accordance to the appropriate academic standards.

Initially, your teaching assignment includes:

– Inleiding in de Archeologie van Egypte (Introduction to Egyptian archaeology), 3 ECTS (1 Ba)
– Archeologie van Egypte (The archaeology of Egypt), 6 ECTS (2-3 Ba; bi-annual)
– Werkcollege Archeologie van Egypte (Tutorial on Egyptian archaeology), 6 ECTS (Ma) 
– A contribution to the Theorie, methode en praktijk van de archeologie (Theory, methods and practices in archaeology) package, to a minimum of 8 ECTS (Ba).

From the third year of your appointment onwards, your teaching assignment will be increased with one to two additional courses, to the amount of 4 to 8 ECTS, preferably in support of the Archaeology programme or possibly of other Faculty of Arts programmes.

You develop your education in line with KU Leuven’s vision on activating, research-based and practice-based education and make use of the opportunities for educational professionalisation offered by the Faculty and the university. You will contribute to the educational project of the faculty by supervising bachelor- and master-papers in Archaeology or related programmes.

You are prepared to shoulder internal administrative and managerial tasks and invest in supporting the network between the programme, various types of authorities and the professional field. When relevant, you participate in societal debates and in the development of the knowledge society. You play an active role in profiling the research unit of Archaeology and the Faculty of Arts with (prospective) students and the wider (professional) field.
You hold a Ph.D. degree in Archaeology (or an equivalent relevant degree).

You have demonstrable didactic qualities at the level of academic teaching, and you can evince an excellent research trajectory on comparative and computational archaeology applied to the domain of Egyptian archaeology. Your research potential is apparent from your international, scholarly publications of high quality. You have organisational qualities, a collegial attitude and are a team player.

You add a research proposal (max. 2 pages) for the next years and a vision document (max. 2 pages) on the educational approach in the Archaeology programme to your application. Both documents illustrate your critical vision on the position of KU Leuven in the archaeology of Egypt.

The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch respectively English to the required standard.

We offer full-time, tenured employment. When, after 5 years, the conditions of the tenure track contract are met, you will be promoted to the rank of associate professor (hoofddocent).
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Jeroen Poblome, tel.: +32 16 32 47 49, mail: For problems with online applying, please contact
You can apply for this job no later than February 22, 2021 via the  online application tool 
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

6 year Postdoc Classical Archaeology University of Vienna

Read more and apply here.

Deadline 10/12/2020

From the University of Vienna website:

An der UniversitĂ€t Wien (mit 20 FakultĂ€ten und Zentren, 178 Studienrichtungen, ca. 9.900 Mitarbeiter*innen und rund 89.000 Studierenden) ist ab 01.03.2021 die Position eines/einer 

UniversitĂ€tsassistent*in (“post doc”) 
am Institut fĂŒr Klassische ArchĂ€ologie 

bis 28.02.2027 zu besetzen. 

Kennzahl der Ausschreibung: 11501
Das Institut fĂŒr Klassische ArchĂ€ologie der UniversitĂ€t Wien ist eine der grĂ¶ĂŸten Einrichtungen dieses Fachs im deutschen Sprachraum und besitzt eine lange Tradition exzellenter Forschung. Wir verstehen die klassische ArchĂ€ologie als das Studium der materiellen Hinterlassenschaften der antiken Mittelmeerkulturen und der benachbarten Kulturen. 

Die ausgeschriebene Stelle ist im Bereich der Griechischen ArchĂ€ologie beheimatet und bietet einzigartige Möglichkeiten zur DurchfĂŒhrung interdisziplinĂ€rer Forschung und zur weiteren akademischen Qualifikation. Sie sollten wĂ€hrend der Assistenz an Ihrem eigenen, unabhĂ€ngigen Forschungsprojekt arbeiten mit dem Ziel der Habilitation. Sie werden auch zur akademischen Lehre beitragen und den Betrieb der ArchĂ€ologischen Sammlung unterstĂŒtzen. 

Ihre Bewerbung sollte auf Englisch oder Deutsch verfasst sein und folgende Dokumente enthalten: 

· Motivationsschreiben 

· Akademischer Lebenslauf (inkl. Publikationsliste, Verzeichnis Lehrveranstaltungen, Liste VortragstĂ€tigkeiten) 

· Beschreibung der ForschungsplĂ€ne oder des Habilitationsvorhabens (max. 2-3 Seiten) 

· Kontaktadressen möglicher Referenzgeber*innen (diese werden nur kontaktiert, wenn die Bewerbung in der engeren Auswahl ist). 

Dauer der Befristung: 6 Jahr/e 

BeschĂ€ftigungsausmaß: 40.0 Stunden/Woche. 
Einstufung gemĂ€ĂŸ Kollektivvertrag: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) 
DarĂŒber hinaus können anrechenbare Berufserfahrungen die Einstufung und damit das Entgelt bestimmen.
Ihre Aufgaben: 
Die Stelle erfordert die aktive Teilnahme an Forschung, Lehre und Administration. Dazu gehören: 
• Auf- und Ausbau eines eigenstĂ€ndigen Forschungsprofils; 
• DurchfĂŒhrung eines Habilitations- oder Buchprojektes (‚second book‘); 
• Beteiligung an Forschungsprojekten im Bereich der Griechischen ArchĂ€ologie; 
• Arbeit in der archĂ€ologischen Sammlung des Instituts (z.B. Mitwirkung an der Organisation von Schulworkshops etc.; Mithilfe bei der Betreuung der Sammlung) 
• Projektbeantragung und Drittmittelakquise; 
• SelbstĂ€ndige Abhaltung von Lehrveranstaltungen im Ausmaß der kollektivvertraglichen Bestimmungen; 
• Aktive Teilnahme an Feldforschung und Betreuung von Studierenden im Feld 
• Mitwirkung in der Forschungs-, Lehr- und Institutsadministration. 

Ihr Profil: 
• Abgeschlossene Dissertation in Klassischer ArchĂ€ologie; 
• Eine starke Forschungsbilanz, die sich aus Veröffentlichungen und Erfahrungen mit internationalen PrĂ€sentationen auf einem Niveau ergibt, das Ihrem Karrierelevel entspricht; 
• Erfahrungen in der Feldforschung; 
• Exzellente Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse; 
• TeamfĂ€higkeit 

• Lehrerfahrung 
• Kenntnis universitĂ€rer AblĂ€ufe und Strukturen 
• Auslandserfahrungen 
• Grundkenntnisse der altgriechischen Sprache (mit Nachweis) 


Hauptforschungsfach Spezielle ForschungsfĂ€cher Wichtigkeit 
Geschichte, ArchĂ€ologie Klassische ArchĂ€ologie Musskriterium 


Bildungseinrichtung Ausbildungsrichtung Spezielle Ausbildungsrichtung Wichtigkeit 
UniversitĂ€t Geisteswissenschaften Musskriterium 


Sprache Sprachniveau Wichtigkeit 
Deutsch Gute Kenntnisse Musskriterium 
Englisch Gute Kenntnisse Musskriterium 

Ihre Bewerbung: 
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekrĂ€ftige Bewerbung mit Motivationsschreiben unter der Kennzahl 11501, welche Sie bis zum 10.12.2020 bevorzugt ĂŒber unser Job Center (  an uns ĂŒbermitteln. 

FĂŒr nĂ€here AuskĂŒnfte ĂŒber die ausgeschriebene Position wenden Sie sich bitte an Mac Sweeney, Naoise . 

Die UniversitĂ€t Wien betreibt eine antidiskriminatorische Anstellungspolitik und legt Wert auf Chancengleichheit und DiversitĂ€t ( Insbesondere wird eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in Leitungspositionen und beim wissenschaftlichen Personal angestrebt. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.DLE Personalwesen und Frauenförderung der UniversitĂ€t Wien 
Kennzahl der Ausschreibung: 11501

4 fully-funded PhD fellowships at UrbNet. Come work with us!

I work at a great place: the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions at Aarhus University. It is a world-leading centre for urban archaeology, taking a networks perspective to everything it does. Love it! The centre’s focus on the archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean, Northern Europe and East Africa, using methods as diverse as excavation, networks, and isotopes, mean I am never bored talking to my many international and Danish colleagues.

It would be great to have students with an interest in these topics join us!

We offer 4 fully-funded PhD fellowship, to start on 1 February 2021.

Important: potential applicants are encouraged contact the centre director and vice director ahead of applying to discuss project ideas.

Deadline: 1 October

Application details

More information here:

PhD fellowship in the field of the Urban Societies in Past Worlds (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), invites applications for four fully funded PhD fellowships in Urban Societies in Past Worlds provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowships are available as of 1 February 2021 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidates who are awarded the fellowships must commence their PhD degree programmes on 1 February 2021. 

Three of the PhD fellowships will be financed by the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) and one PhD fellowship will be financed by the Graduate School at Arts.

Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) invites applications for 4 PhD fellowships on themes relating to urban societies in the past. We are seeking candidates from the fields of archaeology and related subjects, including geoarchaeology, cultural anthropology, environmental and material sciences and history.

The projects must align closely with UrbNet’s research themes and agendas. Please see

Applications must address the following questions:

  • How can this project generate new knowledge about the evolution of urban societies in the past?
  • How does this project apply novel methods and theory?
  • How the project contribute to interdisciplinary research?
  • How would the findings be interesting beyond the specific case/setting?
  • How does the project make archaeological data and knowledge relevant in the contemporary world?

We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact the centre director and vice director to discuss project ideas.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities:

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme:

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts:  

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme History, Archaeology and Classical Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Culture and Society’s research programme:

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 January 2021.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online:


If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at History, Archaeology and Classical Studies:

For further information, please contact Professor and UrbNet Director Rubina Raja,, Phone +45 27 18 83 90.

The application must be submitted in English.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an ‘English B level’ in the Danish upper secondary school (‘gymnasium’). Please see this page for further information:  

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility:

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2020 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2020-15

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.

Jobs: 3 researcher posts, epigraphy, Oxford

Via Jonathan Prag:

Researcher (3 posts)

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford

Grade 7: ÂŁ32,817- ÂŁ40,322 p.a.

The Faculty of Classics invites applications for three Researchers on the ERC Advanced Grant (885040) “Crossreads” reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Jonathan Prag. Two posts are for a 12 month duration and one post continues into the second year of a 5-year project for a duration of 24 months. Please indicate in your supporting letter which post(s) you would like to be considered for.

‘Crossreads: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean’ is a 5-year ERC funded project. Developing and analysing a comprehensive corpus of all the written (epigraphic) documents from the island, the project will offer the first coherent account of the interactions and interplay of linguistic and textual material culture in ancient Sicily over a period of 1,500 years. The project builds upon the initial work of the I.Sicily project ( and and exploits a variety of digital humanities tools and methods. The three posts advertised here are integral to the first work-package, which is intended to complete the development of the comprehensive open-access corpus of epigraphic texts in TEI-EpiDoc, which will in turn underpin the rest of the project.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate, or be close to completion, in a related field; specialist knowledge in the discipline of epigraphic studies and working knowledge of at least one of ancient Greek, Latin or Phoenician.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 August 2020.

Contact Person :              Philippa Crowley              Vacancy ID :       146752

Contact Phone :               Closing Date & Time :     03-Aug-2020 12:00

Contact Email :

Further details can be found via the following link:

Job: Durham lecturer classical and landscape archaeology

All details about this job here.

Lecturer in Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology (Fixed Term) (Job Number: 20000333)

Department of Archaeology

Grade 7: – £33,797 – ÂŁ40,322

Fixed Term – Part Time

Contract Duration: 1 year

Contracted Hours per Week: 17.5

Closing Date

: 08-Jul-2020, 12:59:00 AM

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world’s top universities, and comprises a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 global university with our students and our academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work. As part of our ambitious strategy we are growing and we look forward to welcoming your application.

The Department

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the fixed term role of Lecturer.  We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Classical Archaeology and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on applied methods in landscape archaeology, in particular Geographic Information Systems (QGIS).

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of excellent research and teaching within an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at

Lecturers (Fixed term) at Durham

The role of a fixed term Lecturer at Durham provides the opportunity to deliver outstanding education and research within an inclusive and supportive environment that is staffed by world class colleagues.  Lecturers will be supported to develop their academic careers by training and financial support in research and education, guided by a designated mentor.

The primary focus of this role is on research and teaching but there will also be the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and beyond.

This role of Lecturer is for a fixed term of 1 year and to provide cover for a colleague who will be undertaking another role in the department. The need to extend the role beyond this fixed term period will be reviewed towards the end of the contracted period.

Lecturer in Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Classical Archaeology and Applied Landscape Archaeology, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pursue research in the field of Classical Archaeology that is, or has the potential to be, world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • Undertake teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development;
  • Contribute to the citizenship and values of the Department;
  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels in both Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology (QGIS), with the opportunity to teach more widely within the Department, as well as engaging in related activity such as assessment;
  • To fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department and University;
  • To carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department.

Person specification

Bringing excellent communication skills and teaching experience, the successful candidate will complement the research and teaching by our Roman and Near Eastern specialists. They will contribute to teaching in Classical Archaeology and Applied Landscape methods across our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, contributing to the BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations, the MA Archaeology (Classical and Roman Strand) and the BA Joint Hons programme in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Candidates will normally have recently completed or be concluding their PhD and, while they may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.


Candidates must have capacity for and be progressing towards the independent development of internationally excellent research that produces high quality outcomes, including some work that is recognised as world class.

The essential research criteria for this post are:

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Archaeology or a related subject (which may be completed or under examination).
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements which demonstrate experience of or the potential to produce high quality outputs, some of which is recognised as world-class.
  • Evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Department of Archaeology’s research strategy.


Candidates must demonstrate the development and delivery of high quality teaching that contributes to providing a world class learning environment and curricula which enables students to achieve their potential.

The essential teaching criteria for this role are:

  • Candidates have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of HEA*
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to deliver high quality teaching in the fields of Classical and Applied Landscape Archaeology, in particular Geographic Information Systems (QGIS).
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to innovate in the design and delivery of high quality teaching or assessment of learning including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment
  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led
  • Evidence of strategic teaching development – engagement in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led

Services, Citizenship and Values

Candidates must positively contribute to fostering a collegial environment; as well as demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The essential services, citizenship and values criteria for this role are:

  • Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to participate in the collegial/administrative activities or an academic Department, Faculty or University
  • Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Contact Information

Department contact for academic-related enquiries

Dr Mark Shaw,

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

5 postdocs and 3 PhD position in Cultural Data Analytics, Tallinn

A great opportunity at Tallinn University, to work on Cultural Data Analytics with Max Schich: the Humanities Network Science guru! I can very much recommend applying for the below posts. 

Five postdoctoral or senior Research Fellow positions in Cultural Data Analytics are currently open for application (deadline March 16, 2020).

Three fully funded PhD student positions in Cultural Data Analytics will be announced shortly (applications open from March to June, 2020).

Five Research Fellow Positions in Cultural Data Analytics

Tallinn University has announced an open competition for five positions of Research Fellow in Cultural Data Analytics in H2020 funded ERA Chair project CUDAN to commence as follows:

2 positions in Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School;
2 positions in the School of Humanities
1 position in the School of Digital Technologies

Start of the employment contract is negotiable: between 15.06.2020- 01.09.2020. The duration of the contract is up to 3,5 years.

Funded through the European Commission, the designated CUDAN ERA Chair holder, Professor Maximilian Schich, together with the CUDAN project team, the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School, the School of Humanities, and the School of Digital Technologies at Tallinn University, is looking for research fellows in the area of Cultural Data Analytics to deepen our understanding of the nature of cultural interaction, cultural dynamics, and cultural evolution, doing research while nurturing multidisciplinary cross-fertilization. Through this recruiting, the CUDAN project will bring together a group of at least 5 research fellows and 5 PhD students to harness the rare high-risk/high-gain opportunity of combining multidisciplinary science, computation, information design, with art and cultural history, cultural media studies, and cultural semiotics, in close collaboration and co-authorship. The newly established research group will form the core of the CUDAN Open Lab, which, in addition to research, aims to function as a forum for intellectual exchange, and as an incubator for follow-up projects. Ideally, the research fellows contribute aspects of network science, complexity science, science of science, computational social science, machine learning/AI, information science, data science, data visualization, user experience design, and/or digital humanities to the locally existing expertise in art and cultural history, cultural media studies, cultural semiotics, and digital technology. Beyond the local environment, the CUDAN initiative will also provide the research fellows and PhD students with the opportunity to work closely with high-profile external partners in multidisciplinary science, cultural heritage institutions, and stakeholders in the cultural industries in Estonia, in Europe, and around the globe.

We are particularly interested to work on the following research challenges:

– Using machine learning to analyze images and/or audio-visual material over historical time scales, to reveal patterns and biases in large data collections through a kind of “artificial neural science”.
– Using linguistic topic modeling and/or bi-partite network science to analyze the structure and evolution of large corpora of texts and/or classifications, feeding into a “paleontology of memes”.
– Using temporal multilayer network analysis and/or topological data analysis to make sense of large cultural knowledge graphs, through capturing fundamental emerging patterns of “network multiplicity”.
– Combining the analysis of multimedia, unstructured, and structured data in a so-called embed-everything-approach that could result in a kind of “multidimensional fluid-dynamics of meaning”.

In addition, we aim to nurture the Cultural Analytics community through addressing the following challenges:

– Mapping and characterizing the achievements, opportunities, and limits of Cultural Data Analytics, ideally resulting in actionable maps of the relevant “multidisciplinary ski area”.
– Enabling and optimizing the CUDAN Open Lab experience through a conscious effort of user experience design, observing and designing workflows, events, and other forms of intentional “academic mixing”.

Candidates that are motivated and have the capacity to spearhead one of these aspects are strongly encouraged to apply!

Requirements for the candidate (incl professional experience):
Candidates for the research fellow position shall meet the requirements of career level II of research fellow (Annex 5, 9 and 10 of TLU’s Employment Relations Rules). The ideal candidate has a PhD in a field closely related to Cultural Data Analytics, with expertise in quantification, computation, and/or visualization, ideally including previous working experience with large-scale socio-cultural data. The individual focus could be in machine learning/AI, network science, topological data analysis, complexity science, science of science, computational social science, information science, data visualization, user experience design, and/or digital humanities. Candidates with a PhD in a seemingly unrelated field whose methods could nevertheless be valuable to the CUDAN project will be considered: Examples include experts in socio-physics, computer vision, species niche modeling, time-series analysis, or matrix clustering as found in systems biology and neuroscience. The working language of the CUDAN research group is English.

Job responsibilities:
– Performing research in co-authorship with CUDAN research group members and external partners under the supervision of the CUDAN ERA Chair holder, with typical activities including research design, data acquisition, data preparation, data analysis, visualization, and the composition of figures and manuscripts.
– Publishing and assessing research results, ideally aiming for high-profile multidisciplinary journals and conferences.
– Participation in CUDAN Open Lab activities, including discussions with students, faculty, and external stakeholders, mutually building and sharing expertise, developing novel research ideas, and supporting the application for additional funding.
– Co-supervising and teaching CUDAN students.
– Openness and readiness to engage in multidisciplinary translation, within a diverse and international research group.

Load: 1,0 The duties are approximately divided in (1) research (90%), (2) teaching (5%) and (3) internal and external service (5%).
Salary: to be agreed, but internationally competitive.
Location: Tallinn, Estonia.
Language skills: English C1, Estonian is not required; if staying longer in Estonia, the candidate would need to acquire Estonian as a working language within 3 years in order to be able to participate in administrative tasks.

Required application documents
The candidates are expected to submit the required applications documents (preferably in PDF-format) by the March 16th 2020 to Personnel Office of Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25, room T-218, 10120, Tallinn, or digitally signed to with the title “Academic competition”:

– a signed application-motivation letter addressed to the Rector, which contains an overview of the candidate’s objectives in carrying out study and research and development or creative activities;
– a curriculum vitae, which shall include, among others, an overview of the candidate’s teaching, research and development or other creative activity, and social and institutional activity;
– copies of a document certifying the qualification required from the position, and its annexes. The University shall have the right to request that the candidate submit the original or certified copies of the document certifying the qualification and its annexes. If higher education has been obtained abroad, the University shall have the right to request that the candidate submit the evaluation of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC concerning the conformity of the candidate’s qualification with the requirements established for the position;
– a brief statement of research experience and interests;
– a list of research publications, separately highlighting research papers published in internationally distributed publications peer reviewed by an editorial board;
– a link to or, if that is impossible, a file with the full text of one representative research publication;
– two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to, with the title “CUDAN”;
– documents and materials to certify other knowledge and skills, if the candidate considers these important.

Further information including the selection procedure and time schedule, and further relevant links see here.

Job: funded PhD digital classics Lausanne

The below job will be of interest to readers of this blog.

Via Matteo Romanello:

The DHLAB at EPFL in association with the Institut d’archĂ©ologie et des sciences de l’antiquitĂ© of the University of Lausanne invites applications for one full-time, fully-funded PhD position within the EPFL PhD program in Digital Humanities, working at the intersection between Computer Science and Classics. 
The successful candidate will develop their own research project around the following topics: semantic information extraction by combining text-based and image-based methods; alignment and document analysis of scholarly publications (19c – 21c) characterised by complex layouts and rich visual grammars; and the development of a representation model for texts with a complex textual tradition. 
The PhD thesis will be part of the research project “How does a classical hero die in the digital age? Using Sophocles’ Ajax to create a commentary on commentaries”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and led by Matteo Romanello (University of Lausanne).
  • Applicants should hold a master’s degree in Computer Science or Digital Humanities.
  • Experience with natural language processing/information extraction (including machine learning approaches to it) is mandatory. Some familiarity with textual criticism is desirable. PhD candidates will further develop their analytical and methodological skills by attending the EDDH doctoral school.
  • Fluent English; French and/or Ancient Greek/Latin is an asset. The dissertation can be written in English or French.
  • Interest in working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary and international environment.
  • Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.
What we offer:
  • workplace: EPFL/UNIL campus
Starting date: 1st October 2020
Duration: 4 years
Supervisors: Matteo Romanello (UNIL) and Frederic Kaplan (EPFL)
Terms of employment: Fixed-term at 100% work rate. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries and generous research support.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2020
Contact: For questions and/or expressions of interest, contact Matteo Romanello
How to apply: via EPFL doctoral school online application (please note that only completed applications will be reviewed). For further information about applying for a PhD at EPFL see PhD admission criteria & application.

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