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Research assistants für the Psalter-project

The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony (Niedersächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)

seeks to appoint from 1.1.2024 two research assistants (f/m/d) for the research unit of the project “Die Editio critica maior des griechischen Psalters” (“The editio critica maior of the Greek Psalter”) in Göttingen.

The posts are initially limited until 31.12.2025, with the prospect of extension. Salary: E 13 TV-L, volume of work 100 %. The posts are in principle suitable for part-time work.

The aim of the Academy project, which has been running since January 1, 2020, is the systematic study of the tradition and textual history of the Septuagint Psalms, which will lead to the elaboration of a new critical edition of the Psalmi cum Odis (“Psalms and Odes”). This will be published as a printed book and also presented in digital form.

The future area of responsibility will essentially comprise two sub-areas, the development of a collation database, which will contain the most important patristic variants of the so-called Antiochene Psalter text, and the further development of the Göttingen Hexapla database, taking into account the Syrohexaplaric tradition. A central task will be to prepare the edition of the Psalms commentary of Theodoret of Cyrus in joint teamwork.

An excellent knowledge of ancient Greek as well as of Greek palaeography and codicology is required. Experience in collating and revising manuscripts is desirable, in addition to practical experience in describing manuscripts. Existing insights into Septuagint research are advantageous.

It is expected that applicants have completed a University degree in Theology or Classical Philology and have a proven knowledge of the ancient languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syriac) and experience in dealing with Greek manuscripts.

For further information on the project see:

Contact person for questions: Dr. Felix Albrecht (Arbeitsstellenleiter), Tel.: +49-(0)551-3937014.

The Academy aims to increase the proportion of women in areas in which women are under-represented, and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. The Academy is also family-friendly and promotes the compatibility of science/work and family. Severely disabled people are given special consideration if they are equally qualified.

Please send your detailed application by November 30, 2023 as a PDF file (max. 5 MB) to the following e-mail address:

Travel and application costs cannot be reimbursed.

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