University of Hamburg – Job offer: Greek and Byzantine studies

The University of Hamburg is offering a research position in the project “Science and philosophy of nature in the Byzantine world and in the Renaissance: “The Epitome physica by Nikephoros Blemmydes”.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section2of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 30 months. The position calls for 65% of standard work hours per week.


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:

Researching aspects of the textual and manuscript transmission of Nikephoros Blemmydes’ „Epitome physica“ and its sources in support of an edition of the text.


A university degree in a relevant field. Working knowledge of Greek palaeography and codicology. Experience in textual scholarship and basic knowledge of Aristotelianism are a plus, as is a good knowledge of Latin. In line with requirementsof this particularthird-party funding, only applicants who have not yet completed a PhD at the time of their application can be considered for this position.

For further information, contact Dr. Stefano Valente. Interviews (possibly as a video conference) are expected to be scheduled during the week of July 20 to 24, 2020.

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 2020-07-03to:

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