Princeton University, Department of History
Postdoctoral Research Associate, History of the Medieval Middle East
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Jersey, United States|
Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Department of History invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in the history of the medieval Middle East. The successful candidate will conduct research under the direction of Prof. Peter Brown as part of a project entitled "Topography and Hagiography in the World of Syriac Christianity." The candidate will assist in the preparation of a digital database of monasteries, centers of learning, production of manuscripts, activities of holy persons and cults in the Syriac world from ancient into early modern times, with a particular focus on the Syriac communities of the Church of the East. The term of appointment is one year, beginning as soon as possible, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in History and have completed it within three years of the starting date. The candidate must have previous research experience on the history of the Church of the East and the history and geography of the Middle East and Central Asia in the period C.E. 1000-1500. Reading ability in medieval Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Greek, and/or Latin, and in modern languages including French, German, Russian, and/or Turkish is highly desired; graduate or undergraduate degrees in medieval languages and/or computer science are preferred.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1200705) and submit the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant's scholarly achievement or potential; and 3. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project.
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|Primary Category:||Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies