Post-Doc With Aramaic Language Skills

Universities and Institutes of Poland


September 28, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: University of Warsaw
  • Research Field: History › Ancient history
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 28/09/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/01/2023
  • Reference Number: WHist-K-2022-10
  • Dean of the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw announces a Call for candidates for a position of postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Ancient History, Faculty of History, University of Warsaw in Beethoven NCN research project:

    “The Dawn of Monotheism? Judean religion(s) in Persian and Early Hellenistic Period (5th-3rd cent. BCE) in the light of iconographic, epigraphical and Biblical sources”

    Full-time employment planned for 15 months.

    Planned gross gross basic salary: 150,000 PLN per 15 months.

    Employment is possible from 1 January 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

    Scope of work

  • Research on the Aramaic texts from 6th – 3rd cent. BCE relevant to the history and religion of the Judeans.
  • Participation in the grant-team works.
  • Submission of at least one paper to a high-ranking international journal, discussing aspects of Judean religion in Mesopotamian diaspora.
  • Dissemination of results of the project at international conferences and seminars.
  • Participation in the weekly team meetings (in person or via video communicators) discussing the work progress.
  • Description of responsibilities

  • Completing the research tasks of the project.
  • Regular presentation of obtained research results at workshops and scientific conferences.
  • Publication of results in international scientific journals and publications.
  • Participation in the organization of events related to the research project, such as conferences and workshops, both scientific and popularizing science.
  • Organizing and regularly participating in research team meetings; collaborating with the PI and other team members.
  • Benefits

    Planned gross gross basic salary: 150,000 PLN per 15 months.

    Selection process
  • Application deadline: 28 September 2022.
  • The results will be announced by 15 November 2022, and candidates will be informed by e-mail.
  • After a formal assessment of the applications, the committee may make a preliminary evaluation of the applications and on this basis select a shortlist of candidates admitted to further stages of the procedure.
  • The recruitment process follows the procedure determined in the Statute of the University of Warsaw and the relevant rules of the University of Warsaw and Faculty of History.

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree obtained no earlier than 7 years ago, in institution other than the University of Warsaw, or a declaration that the candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree on the day of starting the employment.
  • Experience with research on the Aramaic literature from the I Millennium BCE, in particular from the Persian Period.
  • Knowledge of Aramaic.
  • Knowledge of history and religion of the Judeans in the I Millennium BCE.
  • Modern languages: fluency in English.
  • Specific Requirements

    Required documents:

  • A letter of application (to the Rector of the University of Warsaw).
  • Description of the research project related to the grant.
  • Current scientific curriculum vitae, including education, professional information (previous employment) with particular emphasis on and justification of any career breaks, language skills, scholarships/awards, list of publications and conference presentations, information on completed and ongoing research projects, including externally funded grants from domestic and foreign sources, list of functions held in scientific and higher education institutions, scientific associations and expert bodies (if applicable), information on organizational achievements.
  • Ph.D. degree or a statement from your supervisor that you expect to receive your Ph.D. degree before the date of employment.
  • Names and contact details (email, phone number) of two referees.
  • An administrative questionnaire (“Personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment – document docx”).
  • GDPR consent statement (”Information on personal data processing”, see PDF file).
  • Please include in your application the following statement: “I am familiar with the conditions of conducting a call for the position of an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw (Decree No. 106 of the Rector of the UW of 27 September 2019, paragraph 1, point 4).”
  • All documents should be sent by e-mail to the following address: under the title: “Call: Judeans-Aramaic”.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Warsaw
  • Department: History
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https://
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Postal Code: 00-927
  • Street: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 76/78
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