A number of fellowships in archaeology and classics, addressing early career/ Post Doctorate researchers have been announced by the Universities of Liverpool and Edinburgh (Britain) and the University of Hamburg (Germany). In detail:

The University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool’s School of Histories, Languages & Cultures invites expressions of interest for the 2023 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme. These awards aim to provide career development opportunities and the opportunity to undertake a significant research project for early career researchers who have a proven record of research but have not held a full-time permanent academic post in the UK. Further information, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Leverhulme Trust website:


The University of Liverpool has pioneered the study of the ancient world for more than 140 years and has an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Ancient History and Classics have been taught here since 1881, and in 1904 the University established the Institute of Archaeology, the first center for archaeological research and Egyptology in the UK. Today the work of the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology leads to ground-breaking, internationally important teaching and research in a wide range of subjects that include:

The history, languages, literature, culture, and material worlds of ancient Greece and Rome and their post-antique reception, with distinct groupings of expertise in Greek and Latin literature of the Roman empire, ancient economies, and classical receptions
The history, languages, and archaeology of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
Human evolution
The earliest villages and urban civilizations
European prehistory
British archaeology and heritage management
Environmental Archaeology
Medieval and post-medieval archaeology

Further information about the Department and the research of current staff can be found at:


Further information about the University of Liverpool application process can be found at:


A Faculty event for applicants interested in applying will be held on Friday 21 October at 10 am:


Those applying for a Fellowship at the University of Liverpool are invited to submit expressions of interest to [email protected] by 5 pm on Wednesday 9th November 2022, consisting of the following:

·      CV (2 pages maximum)
·      A completed Pro-forma template:
·      A list of publications (1-page maximum). This should include forthcoming publications and publications in preparation.
·      Identification of potential mentor: applicants are welcome to contact individual members of staff directly or to seek advice from either the Head of Department, Prof. Bruce Gibson, or the Director of Research, Prof. Larry Barham on [email protected] or [email protected]

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is advertising for 30 Chancellor’s Fellowships, 10 of them in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. These are “5-year tenure track fellowships, designed to provide talented early career researchers with the support required to develop into a leading research-active academic at the University of Edinburgh.”

Applications are welcome from researchers from any discipline represented in the College, working on any topic of research. There is, however, a particular emphasis (1) on researchers working across disciplines and able to lead interdisciplinarity initiatives, and (2) “applicants who can make a key contribution to interdisciplinary research and innovation in three College priority research themes (with potential for collaboration within the College and across the University’s three Colleges): Health and wellbeing; digital and data; Sustainability and climate change.” Among the indicative research areas listed in the job description are ancient medicine and history of medicine; ancient climate and environmental history.

The deadline is 28 November. Applicants should indicate which of the College’s Schools they would apply to. Anybody with questions about holding a Fellowship in Classics within the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology can contact the Head of the Department, Dr. Benedikt Eckhardt ([email protected]). For full details, see the following link:

The University of Hamburg

The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Resident fellowships (Post Doc). The fellowships are expected to take place between 1.4.2023 and 31.3.2024 as well as have a duration between 1 and 12 months.

Fellowships are available for scholars at all stages of their academic careers who have completed their doctoral degrees and established an independent research profile. Applicants should be engaged in a research project in any relevant discipline that is related to the Center’s interests in Romanization and Islamication in the period and area in question. The Center also welcomes applications from scholars working on comparative empire and transcultural studies in a broader historical (or contemporary) perspective whose research has a strong focus on theoretical and methodological issues.
The fourth year theme is ‘Architecture and Materials of Prestige’, i.e. it will explore the representation of political rule in material culture and architecture of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. Material culture serves as a source for understanding the identity of the Late Roman and Islamic populations.

Applications should be in English or in French, including a CV, a research proposal for the project pursued at Hamburg, including the project’s relation to the topic (2000 words), and an indication of the months the applicant wants to spend at the Center. All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to Dr. Rocco Selvaggi at [email protected] by November 15, 2022.

For more information see: