New Post-Doctoral positions at NWU

The North-West University, South Africa, is offering four post-Doctoral fellowships in the School of Ancient Languages and Text Studies and the Research Focus Area Ancient Texts: Text, Context, and Reception. We hope to appoint one fellow in each of the fields of Classics, Greek, and Ancient Near Eastern Languages.

Appointment entails a grant of ZAR 194 000 p.a., a relocation fee (up to ZAR 20 000), and a budget for running costs of up to ZAR 20 000 p.a. The fellowship may be renewed for up to three years, based on measurable research outputs.

Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Classics, Greek, Latin, Semitic Languages, or related fields and be committed to publishing in high impact peer-reviewed publications. Applications from any field from the Ancient World are welcome, but preference will be given to those that will contribute to projects already established in the school.

Applications in the following fields will be especially welcome:

  • Latin poetry from Late Antiquity or the Carolingian period.
  • Roman literature and historiography in the Late Republic and Augustan periods.
  • Approaching the text of Job from an Akkadian perspective.
  • Cognitive linguistics applied to (Ancient) Semitic languages such as Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and LXX Greek. Preference will be given to candidates with considerable experience in working with the manuscripts of the languages mentioned.
  • Classical Syriac studies, including Peshitta studies and studies of Syriac writers and Bible commentators such as Ephraem, Isho‘dad of Merv, and Aphrahat. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in working on the available manuscripts.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022.

Commencement date: 2022, negotiable.

More information at NWU Post-Doctoral fellowships, Ancient Languages at the NWU

Applicants should submit a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae directly to Dr. Johan Steenkamp ( General inquiries and letters of interest may be e-mailed to the same.