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.

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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 2021, the call is open for researchers of cuneiform studies, in 2022 for researchers in the field of archaeology, and in 2023 for researchers in the field of Egyptology. 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.

Application

The call for a NINO Postdoctoral Fellowship is now open until 31 March 2021. This year, we invite applications of researchers who work in the field of cuneiform studies in its broadest sense, including all time periods (4th millennium-1st millennium) and regions (Anatolia, Iran, the Levant and Mesopotamia). We also welcome applications of interdisciplinary scholars who engage with cuneiform studies.

Applications are processed through Leiden University’s website: vacancy number 21-059/8364.