The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

NINO Postdoctoral Fellow

Every year NINO opens one full-time postdoctoral position for the duration of two years (overlapping tenures). Each NINO Postdoctoral Fellow carries out original research at NINO, organises an international workshop on a related theme, publishes the proceedings in a NINO volume, and teaches a seminar for graduate students at OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands.


Candidates are recruited through an open call for application, alternating between the three core research areas of the NINO: Archaeology, Egyptology and Cuneiform Studies. In 2022, the call is open for researchers in the field of ancient Near Eastern archaeology, in 2023 for researchers in Egyptology, and in 2024 for researchers in the field of cuneiform studies. Successful candidates will have completed their PhD and possess a research CV commensurate to career stage.

A call is opened every year in February, starting from February 2019. The selected Postdoctoral Fellow will start his or her fellowship in September.

Conditions and regulations

Please refer to Leiden University’s terms and conditions, described in the vacancy posting.


The 2024 call for a NINO Postdoctoral Fellowship is closed. The next call will be opened in February 2025.

In 2024 we invited applications of researchers who work in the field of cuneiform studies in its broadest sense. We yearly rotate fields of interest (archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology).