ISAW Part-Time Associate Researcher, Assyriology | New York University - Military Veterans

at HERC - Metro New York & Southern Connecticut

New York, New York

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. In an effort to embrace a truly inclusive geographical scope while maintaining continuity and coherence, the Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean. The approaches of anthropology, archaeology, geography, geology, history, economics, sociology, art history, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology are as integral to the enterprise as the study of texts, philosophy, and the analysis of artifacts. ISAW anticipates appointing one part-time research scientist to work on "Shanati," a grant-funded project that aims to reconstruct the ancient Babylonian Calendar and bring it into harmony with the Julian Calendar. Duties for this position include: Assistance in collecting, checking, and integrating the textual data that provides evidence for month lengths and year lengths, Research on ancient Babylonian chronology issues, Writing sections of the book that publishes the project's results, as well as website text. For more information about the Shanati project, please visit the program website: The position will start on 2/1/2021 and will end on 1/31/2023. The position is part-time and will be approximately 4 hours per week. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Assyriology or a related field and will have familiarity with cuneiform scholarly and economic texts, familiarity with ancient chronological issues, experience working remotely, expertise in Akkadian, and experience working with databases. The application must be completed in Interfolio and should include a cover letter and CV (including publication list). Applicants must also complete an EEO form in Interfolio. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON 1/22/2021. Applicants will receive a system-generated confirmation email from Interfolio when they have successfully completed their application. If you do not receive this email, that likely means that you have not successfully submitted your application. We are NOT able to review in-progress applications in Interfolio, so please make sure that you have completed and successfully submitted your application before the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. Technical support for the application is being provided by Interfolio's support team. Other questions should be directed to Marc LeBlanc, Associate Director for Academic Affairs, at . For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR: NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Sustainability Statement  NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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