PhD: Job Opportunity: Research Associate for the ERC Project « The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center” for the region of Ifriqiya, Hamburg University (Germany)

PhD: Job Opportunity: Research Associate for the ERC Project « The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center” for the region of Ifriqiya, Hamburg University (Germany)

Deadline : February 28, 2016. The position commences on May 1, 2016.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 50 % of standard work hours per week. The term is fixed two-years, terminating on April 30, 2018, with the possibility of an extension until March 31, 2019.

Excellent knowledge of Arabic, English, and French.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s), publication list, and two references. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2016.

Responsibilities: Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pur-sue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties: The project studies the political and economic workings of the Islamic Empire (660 – 940 CE), which stretches over almost the entire Hellenistic-Roman world from the Atlantic to the Hin-dukush. It is the first systematic attempt to explain the functioning of the empire from its re-gions and the brokering and management abilities of the caliphate and its various elites in or-der to understand the empire’s rise and failure. The project looks at five key regions, North Afri-ca, Syria, Jazira, Fars, and Khurasan. The project has four phases: establishing political chronol-ogies, regional and imperial elites, regional economies; finally, these layers will be connected.

The successful applicant will concentrate on the key region Ifriqiya – focusing on its elite struc-ture and economic resources – within the project team, using the same methodological ap-proaches.

Further information and contact:

https://www.islamic-empire.uni-hamburg.de/

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-geisteswissenschaften/28-02-16-38.pdf