The Institute for Medieval Research (IMAFO), Department of Byzantine Research, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) Austria’s leading non-university research and science institution, is offering a

POSTDOC POSITION (F*M)

(full-time, 40h per week)

for a duration of 28 months (September, 1 2022 to December 31, 2024).


The Department of Byzantine Research is dedicated to the study of the medieval Greek culture of the Eastern Mediterranean as well as its ‘Nachleben’, in three strands: ‘Communities and Landscapes’, ‘Language, Script and Text’ and ‘Byzantium and Beyond: Cultural Heritage and Intercultural Context’. Employing the methodology of historical-cultural studies, the work on written sources is combined with research on manuscripts and material culture (inscriptions, seals). As a result, there are strong interconnections between the three strands that are in constant dialogue. Digital humanities play an increasing role in the analysis and visualization of research data. Several long-term research projects are complemented by shorter projects, often supported by external funding.

Your tasks:

  • Research on Byzantine prayer books with special focus on aspects of education and literary culture, within the Vienna Euchologia Project

Your profile:

  • Ph.D. in Classical Philology or Byzantine Studies
  • Several years of experience in research on the manuscript culture of Byzantium and the edition of ancient/medieval texts • Knowledge in ancient and medieval Greek, Byzantine palaeography
  • Excellent German and English skills
  • Interest in working within a research team, and developing digital skills
  • Soft skills (flexibility, communication skills, ability to communicate research results in publications and in oral presentations)

Our offer:

  • Interesting field of activity in a dynamic environment of cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary research
  • Numerous voluntary social benefits
  • Flex time arrangement
  • Central downtown location
  • Possibility to develop as a scholar

We offer an annual gross salary of € 56.861, according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Please send your application including all relevant documents, certificates/references via e-mail to Claudia.Rapp@oeaw.ac.at (mentioning Job ID: IMAFO091PD222) no later than August 15, 2022.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.