The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is awarding two post-doctoral fellowships: one in autumn 2012, the other in spring 2013.
Researching the collection
Fellows will be responsible for documenting and researching a specific area of the collection, defined thematically, typologically, or by provenance. This should focus on an area that forms part of their ongoing research. We welcome suggestions, but possible topics include jewellery; Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures; the Montuhotep reliefs from Deir el-Bahri; demotic papyri (esp. ex Michaelides); material from Buhen, Kulubnarti or Faras; and lithics from the Second Cataract region.
Subjects of choice must be manageable within the three-month period and well suited to candidates' range of expertise. Preference will be given to less-researched areas of the collection.
Fellows will be expected to update relevant entries in the collection database as their research progresses, and results and synthesis of their work will need to be submitted as an academic article within a year after completing the three-month fellowship.
About the fellowships
Fellowships are fixed term and full time for three continuous months. Precise dates can be agreed to suit the fellow's other commitments.
Fellows will receive a stipend of £1,200 pcm, and are expected to make their own arrangements for visa, travel and accommodation.
Successful candidates will have an opportunity to participate in other departmental activities.
How to apply
Candidates need to have completed their PhD within the last five years. Photographic experience is essential, drawing experience desirable.
Applications must include a CV, two reference letters, and a brief description (500 words maximum) of the envisaged research, documentation and output. Applicants must also indicate their current research projects and interests; drawing, photography and software skills, and their proficiency in English.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 20 August, 12 noon