The Rector of the University of Warsaw invites applications for the position of two postdoctoral researchers  under the Excellence Initiative – Research University Programme, at the Department of the Faculty of History. The project title is “Ancient Societies in Action”.

The position starts on December 1st, 2020 or within 12 months hereafter.

Project description

The selected candidates will run their projects at the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations (CRAC) which brings together historians, classicists, archaeologists, orientalists, and Roman jurists from the University of Warsaw.

Job description

The selected candidates will:

-conduct autonomous research on the project submitted in the application, with great potential and impact on international scholarship

-take active part in academic life at the University of Warsaw, and CRAC in particular, i.a. attending seminars, delivering papers, lectures, sharing their knowledge and skills with other members of the academic community at UW

-disseminate results of their research through conference presentations and particularly publications affiliated with the UW and published in leading international journals and publishing houses

-actively contribute to strengthening the international position of the UW

-collaborate with university administration in all matters related to the project

-teach (OPTIONAL).

Key requirements


-a doctoral degree in any field of ancient studies such as history, classics, oriental studies, archaeology, Roman law, religious studies or similar

-documented experience in research within the field of ancient studies

-proven active participation in international academic life

-well-argued excellent research project dealing with any period of Antiquity

-excellent knowledge of English (corresponding min. to level C1)

-excellent communication skills, including the ability to present research results and write for publication

-ability and willingness to work as part of a scholarly community, share insights and findings, and engage in collaboration

-ability to complete projects and work to a deadline.


-CV and the list of publications

-cover letter

-proposal of the project to be completed at the University of Warsaw (up to 2000 words + bibliography)

-consent of a UW-based researcher* to act as host to the applicant.

-signed agreement for the processing of personal data by the University of Warsaw, which is attached to this call

-declaration that they have read and accepted the rules of the present selection process

All documents must be in English.

*The host must hold a habilitation or doctoral degree for at least three years and have experience in running research projects.

How to apply

Please send an e-mail to: [email protected] with the subject line: “CRAC Post-doc”

If you have any further questions, please contact Robert Wiśniewski [email protected] or Maria Nowak  [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 10 November 2020