Post doctoral researcher (full‐
time, 40h/week) at the project
Duration: 12 months, with a possible renewal for an additional 13 months
Begin: September 1st, 2017
Job location: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research, Vienna, Austria:
Description of subject area: The project “Byzantine Poetry in the ‘Long’ Twelfth Century (1081‐ 1204): Texts and Contexts”, directed by PD Dr. Andreas Rhoby and funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Project P 28959), aims to investigate the poetry of the times of the Komnenoi and Angeloi in conjunction with its various contextual areas of production and delivery (court, classroom, theatre, church etc.) and on the basis of heterogeneous discursive forms and genres (e.g., epic, satiric, didactic, occasional and epistolary poetry). In addition, it focuses on the examination of various aspects associated with twelfth‐century poetry (e.g. patronage, authorship, circulation and mobility of texts, education system, and performance) and will describe its prominent place in the literary production and socio‐cultural context of the Komnenian period and beyond.
Duties: The position involves independent research, i.e. the production of one substantial article on (one of) the above-mentioned subjects in a peer‐reviewed journal and the completion of a first draft of the edition of a long hitherto unedited or inadequately edited poem of the period.
For more information contact:
PD Mag. Dr. Andreas Rhoby
Hollandstraße 11‐13/4, A‐1020 Wien
Vienna, February 13th, 2017
Moreover, the position includes the participation in the academic and organizational preparation of a three‐days conference on Byzantine poetry in the ‘long’ twelfth century in June 2018. In this context, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the preparation of the publication of the proceedings of the conference.
Payment: according toFWF’s standardpersonnel costs and salaries list for postdocs (gross salaries!)
The successful candidate should have:
1. a PhD in Byzantine Studies with specific focus on Byzantine literature (preferably poetry)
2. excellent knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek
3. editorial skills (and experience in editing Byzantine texts) including an excellent knowledge of Greek palaeography
4. a very good knowledge of Byzantine literary, political and cultural history, especially of the period 1081‐1204
5. a substantial record of publications
6. excellent knowledge of English (and preferably a working knowledge of German)
eadline of application: March 31st, 2017 (letters of reference must be received by this deadline as well).
Candidates will be notified about the outcome of their applicationby the end of April 2017.