The University of Mannheim invites candidates to apply for the position of postdoc researcher (3 years) for the project ‘The self-representation of athletes in the Hellenistic period’.

The research project “The self-presentation of athletes in the Hellenistic period: social identities, political identities, ethnic identities” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The appointee will be part of a research team on Greek athletics in the Mannheim History Department. The position (100 %) is fixed for 3 years (August 2013 – July 2016).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Classics or Ancient History. Experience with Greek epigraphy is desired. Previous research experience in the field of athletics is an advantage.

The appointee is expected:

– to write a study on Greek agonistics in the Hellenistic period,

– to participate in the organization of an international conference and in the publication of the proceedings.

Applicants from outside Germany are encouraged to apply. If appointed, they are required to improve their knowledge of German within six months to CEF B1.

The University of Mannheim is seeking to increase the number of female employees and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications from persons with disabilities will be favoured all other qualifications being equal.

Please submit your application (cover letter, publication list, teaching experience, university diplomas; no reference letters) by April 29th 2013, both by mail and e-mail to:

Universität Mannheim

Historisches Institut

Prof. Dr. Christian Mann

68131 Mannheim

[email protected]