Open positions: we're hiring!

We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring a postdoctoral candidate. Applications should be submitted via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by April 30th 2018.

We have opened a position for a postdoctoral candidate to the PapyGreek project for a fixed term of up to 4 years, starting in the Fall of 2018. The selected doctoral candidate will also need to apply for acceptance in the Doctoral Programme for Language Studies at the Faculty of Arts during the Fall application period. The candidate’s main duties will consist of PhD studies and writing of a dissertation.

The doctoral candidate will study a topic of his/her choice within the historical development and linguistic variation of Greek in Egypt (e.g. certain morphosyntactic variation as a sign of bilingualism), by way of producing a selected, morphosyntactically annotated corpus of documentary papyri, according to Dependency Grammar. The candidate’s duties include participation in regular team meetings and presenting his/her research at seminars and academic conferences. The candidate is expected to also take part in designing the online portal that presents the results of the project.

The appointee to the position of doctoral student must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field and must subsequently be accepted as a doctoral candidate in the Doctoral Programme mentioned above. A solid knowledge of Ancient Greek is essential. Experience in linguistic annotation, corpus linguistic methods or programming are an asset, but not a requirement. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. Relocation costs can be negotiated and the director will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.

The project PapyGreek is functioning in the Faculty of Arts, located in the City Centre Campus.

The salary for the position will be based on level 2 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary is EUR 2,186–2,873 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The position will be filled with a 4 months trial period.

Further information on the position may be obtained from the project's PI Marja Vierros

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link ( Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is April 30th 2018.