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25.10.2019: 12-month post-doctoral position in Greek and Anatolian philology and linguistics

The ERC project PALaC (funded by the European Union’s programme Horizon 2020 – G.A. 757299), based at the University of Verona, Italy, is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in Greek and Anatolian philology and linguistics. The appointment is for 12 months (with an indicative monthly salary of ca. 1800€ after taxes). The researcher will work exclusively on PALaC project. The appointment is incompatibile with any other work or study contract or fellowship. Work place  is Verona, Italy.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Anatolian Studies, Greek Linguistics or Historical Linguistics.

The aim of the research will be the analysis and cataloguing of etymologically non-Greek components in the ancient Greek lexicon, as well as the verification of the hypotheses of contact and substratum in the light of the data examined, with particular attention to the languages of Asia Minor attested in alphabetical corpora (Lycian, Lydian, Caria and, to a lesser extent and outside the Anatolian group, Phrygian). The analysis will be based on a comparison between the lexicological data (based on the etymological vocabulary of Beekes – 2009, Etymological Dictionary of Greek – and the data collected by the PALaC team) and that of the distribution of the forms in literary Greek and in the epigraphic Greek of Asia Minor. The deadline for the submission of applications is November 14, 2019, and the call and forms are available at the following link:

Call and application form are available both in Italian and in English; candidates who cannot be in Verona for the interview will be allowed to use Skype.

2. ERC Visiting Research Fellowship 2019

The ERC project PALaC (“Pre-Classical Anatolian Languages in Contact”, GA 757299), is available to host a scholar for a period of 1 to 6 months under the ‘Visiting Research Fellowship’ programmes. Funding covers all costs of the research visit including salary, travel and reasonable subsistence costs. However, you must apply for an ERC grant after the visit within a time specified in your funding agreement.

The programmes are offered by selected research institutions, which manage the call and should be contacted by perspective applicants. You can find the details here:

The calls, evaluations and und fundings are issued and managed by the national agencies, which will provide further information.

Currently the following Visiting Research Fellowship programmes are in place:

  • Croatia, with the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
  • Czech Republic, with the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR)
  • Estonia, with the Estonia Research Council (ETag)
  • Flanders (Belgium), with the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • Georgia, with the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSFG)
  • Poland, with the National Science Centre (NCN)
  • Slovak Republic, with the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
  • Slovenia, with the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)

However, interested scholars from an eligible area should preferably contact the PALaC project’s PI ( beforehand, to discuss the research plan of a possible application.