Duke University, Classical Studies

Position ID:Duke-Classics-POSTDOC [#18438, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Manuscript Studies
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Classics / Greek, Hebrew and other Semitic languages, Manuscripts, Coptic
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/04/08, listed until 2021/04/16)
Position Description:    

Duke University seeks a candidate for a one-year research Postdoctoral Associate position in Ancient Manuscript Studies, beginning 1 August 2021. The successful candidate will be a specialist in ancient manuscripts from the Mediterranean, with experience in working with parchment and papyrus codices, bookrolls, and (less essential) documents; and will be experienced in the study of provenience as that relates to the sale and transfer of ancient manuscripts in the modern market. Reading knowledge of ancient Greek and Coptic is required; reading knowledge of Hebrew and other Semitic languages preferred. 80% of the position will be used to assist and collaborate with William Johnson, especially with respect to his work on early codices (“Early Codices Project”). 20% of the position will be to assist in another Duke project, the FHI Manuscripts Migration Lab. A portion of the fellow’s time, to be negotiated, will also be available for independent research in line with the general research areas of the two projects. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date and have been received within the past three years. Candidates submitting materials by April 16, 2021 will receive full consideration. To complete your application, submit the items below through Academic Jobs Online using this address: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18438: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Work Sample (an article or a chapter; and an optional recording), and contact information for three referees.

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