The department of Jewish Studies, supervised by Prof. Elisabeth Hollender in association with the LOEWE research group “Minority Studies: Language and Identity” at Goethe University, Frankfurt, is inviting applications – subject to final approval of project funds – for a
Research Associate/PhD student (all gender welcome)
(E13 TV-G-U, 65% part-time)
in the Jewish Studies project “Liturgical Language and Identity: Hebrew Poetry in the Middle Ages” The position begins
1st January 2020 and is limited to 31 December 2023.
- comparative analysis of the use of biblical language in medieval Hebrew poetry (piyyut) from various Jewish communities (Ashkenaz, North Africa, Middle East)
- publication of the results in a suitable form
- participation in other activities of the LOEWE research group
The candidate should hold a second university degree in Jewish Studies or a comparable field (M.A., Master or equal), should have good command of literary Hebrew. Previous interest in medieval Hebrew poetry or Hebrew/Semitic linguistics is expected, as well as interest in digital humanities. Knowledge of a second Semitic language is of advantage. There will be the opportunity to write a thesis on the topic of the project, if requested also under cotutelle.
The Goethe University aims to increase the number of women scientists in research and therefore urges suitably qualified women to apply. Women are given priority with equal aptitude and professional achievement. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.
Applications with attached CV, certificate of last degree, transcript of records, must be submitted in electronic form (1 PDF file) by 30th October 2019 to: Hollender@em.uni-frankfurt.de