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Research Assistant

University of Aarhus

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd November 2021
Expires: 1st December 2021

Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Syria’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives 

The research project Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Syria’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives, funded by the ALIPH Foundation and affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time (37 hours/week) research assistant for the period 1 February 2022 – 30 September 2022.

Place of employment: Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C. As the project is affiliated with UrbNet at AU Campus Moesgård, the successful applicant is also expected to spend some time in Højbjerg as well.  

The position 

The successful applicant is expected to take on a key role in going through Harald Ingholt’s digital archive, consisting of documentation images and notes on objects, as well as assisting the project leader in pushing the publication work forward. Tasks include:  

  • supporting large research/publication projects (including copyediting) 
  • carrying out data collection for publications 
  • carrying out research tasks within the area of classical archaeology, e.g. literature searches and image processing 
  • supporting the organisation of international workshops 
  • supporting processes in connection with funding applications/reporting to funding agencies 
  • Training new research assistants and student helpers 

Qualifications 

Applicants are expected to document the following qualifications:  

  • a Master’s degree in classical archaeology or a related discipline (this is a minimum requirement) 
  • familiarity with the extensive research on Palmyrene funerary sculpture and the work undertaken within the framework of the Palmyra Portrait Project 
  • knowledge of archaeological and antique source material 
  • a professional level of English (spoken and written) 
  • reading skills in French, German and Italian; experience of Semitic languages is an advantage but not a requirement 
  • excellent attention to detail 
  • a methodological and structured approach to work and good organisational skills 
  • good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines 
  • good interpersonal and collaborative skills 

Applicants who can document experience gained in similar roles will have an advantage, but this is not a requirement.

The application must be uploaded in English.  

Further information 

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Rubina Raja
(rubina.raja@cas.au.dk).

For more information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn
(mbb@au.dk).  

About the project 

Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Syria’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives aims to preserve and provide access to Syrian cultural heritage through the publication of archival material gathered on Palmyra, Syria, as well as to advocate for best practices in the preservation of heritage and archaeological documentation. The project is based on data collected in the Palmyra Portrait Project (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation) and is affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet).

Learn more: https://projects.au.dk/archivearcheology/    

Deadline: 01 December 2021  

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