Applications are invited for an ERC-funded and salaried position of a PhD-level researcher at the Institute for Ancient History and Classics, Papyrology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna ( for an outstanding candidate interested in pursuing graduate-level study in the field of Roman cultural history and epigraphy.

The position is related to, and funded through, an ERC Advanced Grant award made to Prof. Peter Kruschwitz for his project MAPPOLA – ‘Mapping out the poetic landscape(s) of the Roman Empire’ (

The successful candidate and their project will contribute to the project’s work package 2: ‘The Creation of Poetic Landscapes and Spaces’ (details on which may be found on this – preliminary – web page:

Application and selection procedures

Applicants who wish to be considered for the position must submit – as a single PDF document – a motivation letter, a 2pp. academic cv, and a research proposal of 2,000–2,500 words outlining their proposed take on the work to be carried out under the rubric of work package 2 (as outlined above).  Please also arrange for one academic reference to be received separately by 18 October 2019 at the very latest.

Submissions, as well as academc references, should be sent to Prof. Kruschwitz at [email protected]. Receipt will be confirmed. For this first stage of the process, submissions may be made in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Application deadline: 18 October 2019.