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Postdoctoral Fellow in River Ports of Egypt and Near East

A postdoc position is available at LabEx DynamiTe. The duration of this scholarship is 1 year. This position is available for all students around the world. Applications are invited up to April 26, 2015.

Although the territories of both Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia were modelled by major rivers (the Nile in the case of Egypt, and the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia), no systematic research study has ever been carried out on one of the main features that enabled their operative use, i.e. the ports. Yet, as indispensable infrastructures, the ports dictated the pace of the development of these regions by promoting navigation and interaction and through their emergence as strategic points. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the research blog on hypotheses which has already been set up (fleuves.hypotheses.org). On completion of the contract, the research results will form the basis of a synthesis text to be published in a leading international journal (A ranking). Depending on the post-doc's specialism, the article will be submitted to the Journal of Egyptian history or Akkadica.
Benefits
The net monthly salary will be approximately EUR 2324.
Duration
The duration of this position is 1 year commencing between 01/09/2015 and 01/12/2015 (according to preference). The duration of this position is 1 year.
Application Requirements
- The eligible candidate must hold a doctorate in the history or archaeology of the ancient Near East or Egyptology.
- Have knowledge of the topic based on his or her doctoral studies or experience;
- Have knowledge of the scientific references and debates surrounding these topics within both his or her own discipline and other disciplines;
- Be completely fluent in French and English: a good knowledge of German would be an advantage;
- Be able to work in a pluridisciplinary team.
- It must demonstrate that the candidate fulfills the requirements indicated in the position profile (specified tasks and skills).
How to apply?
The application must be submitted electronically by application form. The application will include.
- A description of the proposed research project (3 to 5 pages) and an abstract (2,000 characters including spaces) indicating the theoretical basis of the research, the tests to be carried out on empirical materials, the methodology to be used, a feasibility report and project schedule;
- A covering letter;
- List of publications with internet links (if available);
- Doctoral thesis defence report (not required for foreign candidates);
- Copy of doctoral degree (or certificate).
- The thesis must have been defended fewer than five years ago.
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