The Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for 2 doctoral positions as Researchers in Late Antique Christianity in the Eastern Mediterranean within the Leibniz research project “Polyphony of Late Antique Christianity” directed by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Leppin. The position is to be filled from May 1st 2019 onwards. The duration of the contract will be 36 months.
The Leibniz research project “Polyphony of Late Antique Christianity” strives to develop a new picture of Christianity in Late Antiquity by integrating eastern mediterranean and near eastern perspectives.
We are looking for new members of the team who would like to work on this field of research for their doctoral thesis and contribute to analysing the diversity of Christianity in late antiquity. As a member of the team, the researcher will be expected to share the research tasks of the team, preparing workshops, conferences, and publications as well as participating in colloquia.
The ideal candidate will have a M.A. or equivalent in Ancient History, History of Religion, Theology, Oriental Philology, Ancient Judaism, Ancient Christianity, or related fields, a solid knowledge of English, German and an additional modern language and an excellent knowledge of Latin and Greek as well as other relevant language(s) (e.g. Syriac).