The CREWS Project at Cambridge is happy announce a four-year Research Associate position, beginning in October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The Research Associate will conduct research on a pre-determined aspect of the project, namely the context of writing in ancient Ugarit, specifically the social and cultural background against which the innovation of a new writing system took place. They will also conduct comparative studies, comparing the context of Ugarit with that of other examples of contemporary or near-contemporary written culture (for example in the Near East, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Aegean, Egypt); the choice of comparanda may depend in part on previous research experience.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon (BST) on 1st August 2016. For further details, see: