LabEx Postdoctoral Positions in France on "River Ports of Egypt and the Near East" for Researchers Worldwide

Post-doctoral positions – Campaign 2015: Profile n° 1

Course(s) Offered: Arts/Humanities
Course Level: Postdoctoral research
Provider: LabEx DynamiTe
Country to Study in: France

Position Description
LabEx DynamiTe announces Post-doctoral positions on “River ports of Egypt and the Near East”.

Although the territories of both Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia were modelled by major rivers (the Nile in the case of Egypt, and the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia), no systematic research study has ever been carried out on one of the main features that enabled their operative use, i.e. the ports.

The aim of the research programme is to understand how the river ports constructed these ancient spaces based on a multiscale approach.

French and international researchers can apply for this postdoctoral position.

The candidate must:
  • hold a doctorate in the history or archaeology of the ancient Near East or Egyptology;
  • have a knowledge of the topic based on his or her doctoral studies or experience;
  • have a knowledge of the scientific references and debates surrounding these topics within both his or her own discipline and other disciplines;
  • be completely fluent in French and English: a good knowledge of German would be an advantage;
  • be able to work in a pluridisciplinary team.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply (INCLUDING France)

Participating Institutions
ArScAn – Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie René-Ginouvès, 21, allée de l’Université – 92023 Nanterre

Fields of study
Postdoctoral level research on the “River ports of Egypt and the Near East”.

One of the challenges of this project is to analyse how the presence of a port constructs space at both local level (construction of equipment and specific facilities) and regional level (regulation of flows).

The tasks of the appointed post-doctoral researcher will include:
  • analysis of the port location strategy; and
  • the study of the integration of the port zone into the urban fabric and its hold on the urban territory.
The post-doctoral researcher will contribute to the research blog on hypotheses which has already been set up (

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
The duration of the Postdoctoral contract is 1 year.

And the commencement of the contract will be between 01/09/2015 and 01/12/2015 (according to preference).

Position benefits
The net monthly salary will be approximately EUR 2324.

The post-doctoral researcher will be attached to the ArScAn Laboratory (UMR 7041) in Nanterre and will work in collaboration with researchers and teacher-researchers involved in the Fleuves et territoires (‘Rivers and territories’) work-package.

Method of Application
The application must be submitted electronically by application form .

It must demonstrate that the candidate fulfils the requirements indicated in the position profile (specified tasks and skills).

The application summary sheet which will be transmitted automatically by e-mail on completion of the electronic application must be sent by post (date as per postmark) or presented in person to the office of the LabEx DynamiTe (190-198 avenue de France, bureau 008 or 004 Aile A, 75013 Paris) before the applications deadline.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on requirements on how to apply to this position.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 26 April 2015 (inclusive).

When the deadline for applications has passed, the LabEx DynamiTe will contact the potential supervisor and the director(s) of the potential host unit(s) and will add two letters of invitation to the application.

The candidate(s) appointed following the assessment of the applications and interviews (which will take place during the week of 15 June 2015) will be informed of the results of the application process from 22 June 2015.

Application Deadline: 26 April 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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