The University of Mannheim, Department of History, invites applications for a Research fellow (100%).
The research project “More than Fame and Glory. Honours and Benefits given by Greek Poleis to Victorious Athletes” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In a diachronic perspective (ca. 500 BC – AD 300), the project will investigate the rewards bestowed upon victorious athletes by their home polis. 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 (October 2019 – September 2022).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Classics or Ancient History. Experience with Greek epigraphy is desired.
The appointee is expected
– to write a study on the topic of the project,
– 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 June 15th 2019, both by mail and, if possible, by e-mail to:
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Begass and Prof. Dr. Christian Mann