Open positions for 2 PhD researchers: we're hiring!

The Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires is inviting applications for 2 doctoral researchers for a fixed term of up to 4 years, preferably starting their work at the University of Helsinki before or on 1 January 2019. Our centre can offer truly multidisciplinary and inspiring research environment. Apply on 3 June 2018 the latest!

The Centre of Excellence in “Ancient Near Eastern Empires” (ANEE) at the University of Helsinki will run from 2018–2025 and is directed by Dr. Saana Svärd. ANEE asks: How do changing imperial dynamics impact social group identities and lifeways over a millennium? ANEE covers the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, and early Roman / Parthian Empires. ANEE engages with methodologically varied yet integrated research on the long-term processes by which social group identities and lifeways were negotiated. Taken together, the innovations of ANEE are the integrated longue durée approach; and the methodological innovativeness of each team (both separately and in collaboration). There will be several recruitment calls for fixed term positions during ANEE’s lifespan (doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and university researchers).

ANEE is now recruiting members for two teams (teams 1 and 2). Each team has a methodologically specific approach yet collaborates on four work packages. Applications are invited for doctoral researches (2) for a fixed term of up to 4 years, starting on or before 1 January 2019 to work in the University of Helsinki. The successful candidates’ research projects will focus on the goals of a team or teams. The applicant should indicate to which team she/he is applying. The selected doctoral candidates will need to apply for acceptance in the graduate school for either the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Theology in September 2018. Their main duties will consist of PhD studies and writing of a dissertation. As ANEE is deeply multidisciplinary, competence in more than one field and/or proof of successful scientific collaboration will be considered as an advantage.

Deadline for applications is 3 June, 2018

  • You can find the complete call for applications, with more information and a link for applying through the university's portal, on the following website:  
  • Further information on the teams 1 and 2 and the work packages can be found by following the respective links on this website.