Monday, December 29, 2014

Two Coptic Old Testament research positions

Chester Beatty Coptic Ms. C

Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-­Sahidic Old Testament

Institute for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, University of Göttingen

These are two-year fixed term positions starting at the earliest possible date on or after February 1, 2015.  An extension of the contract beyond the initial two-year term may be available. The project (planned completion date: December 31, 2036) is based in Göttingen.  Both positions can be filled either full-time (100%) or part-time (50%) on the public service scale TV-LE 13.  For a full-time appointment a completed Ph.D. is required.

The appointees will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Collection and catalogisation of Coptic manuscripts of the Old Testament in an online database
  • Transcription and analysis of the manuscript texts to create a digital edition
  • Comparison and analysis of the textual tradition for the production of a critical edition of the individual books of the Coptic Old Testament
  • Translation of the Coptic text of the edition into English or German
Closing date:January 20, 2015
Contact: Professor Heike Behlmer (email)

Full job advertisement here (English) and here (German).

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