Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Assyriology. The post will run for three years.
Teaching in Assyriology started at Oxford with the appointment of Archibald Sayce in 1891, and the University of Oxford is today one of Britain’s leading centers for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Wolfson College has a strong tradition in this area since the appointment in 1988 of Jeremy Black as Lecturer of Assyriology and Fellow of Wolfson College. The same position is today held by Professor Jacob L. Dahl, and most of the graduate students of Assyriology are members of Wolfson College.
With the excellent library facilities of the Sackler Library and the outstanding collection of cuneiform tablets in the Ashmolean Museum, Assyriology flourishes in Oxford. Oxford is also home to two important online projects, the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and the University of Oxford,), and the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), and Wolfson is a frequent host for workshops on digital heritage capture and preservation.
To further strengthen research in Assyriology and to offer a scholarly home within a dynamic community of Assyriology scholars, Wolfson College is seeking to appoint a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Assyriology. The Fellowship will be based in Oxford.
Main tasks of the Fellowship:
- to conduct research and publish in the field of Assyriology;
- to support Assyriology in the Faculty of Oriental Studies by conducting tutorial teaching and lecturing, and by editing for the OECT and journals in the field published by Oxford Assyriology;
- to participate in the academic life of the College and the Ancient World Academic Cluster based at Wolfson College;
- to act as a College Advisor to a number of Wolfson Students, meeting them on arrival and at least once a term thereafter, to offer pastoral advice and support.
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