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Job Opportunity: Research Assistant (Praedoc)

Research Assistant (Praedoc) (m/f/d) with 65%-part-time job limited to 31.07.2024 (end of project)

Application Deadline: 16.08.2021

Job description:

In the second phase of the funding, the analysis of the information contained in the Pahlavi

literature will be carried out. The aim is to collect all mentions of the rituals in the Avestan

language in the extant Middle Persian literature, with a twofold intention:

1. to analyze the view of the liturgies transmitted through the Middle Persian literature and to

collect information on their performance;

2. to collect the citations of the Avestan liturgical texts in Middle Persian literature.

- XML coding of the manuscripts

- The third-party funded research project provides an opportunity to do a doctorate

News from Jul 28, 2021

Research Assistant (Praedoc) (m/f/d) with 65%-part-time job limited to 31.07.2024 (end of project) Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU Reference code: GeschKult/Iranistik/WiMi/CAB-2021

Application Deadline: 16.08.2021

The long-term project "Corpus Avesticum Berolinense" (CAB), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), was launched in 2018 with the ultimate goal of producing a new edition of the Avestan texts that, on the one hand, takes into account their ritual performance and, on the other, avoids reconstructing the shape of the texts and the ceremonies from past times, but instead seeks to represent the texts as they were performed in a specific historical context.

Job description:

In the second phase of the funding, the analysis of the information contained in the Pahlavi

literature will be carried out. The aim is to collect all mentions of the rituals in the Avestan

language in the extant Middle Persian literature, with a twofold intention:

1. to analyze the view of the liturgies transmitted through the Middle Persian literature and to

collect information on their performance;

2. to collect the citations of the Avestan liturgical texts in Middle Persian literature.

The search will cover the complete Middle Persian literature (epigraphic and book-Pahlavi) with special attention to the meta-ritual literature. The latter will include not only the Hērbadestān and Nērangestān, but also the lesser-known additional meta-ritual literature (e.g. the 31 Questions on the Drōn) or the unedited texts (e.g. the Nērang ī Āb, the description of the Nōg-Nāwar, etc.). In addition, all Middle Persian literature will be read and information will be sought on the rituals and their performance up to the end of Late Antiquity.

Other tasks include:

- Collaboration in CAB in the transliteration and translation of the manuscripts including the ritual instructions.

- XML coding of the manuscripts

- The third-party funded research project provides an opportunity to do a doctorate

Requirements:

• Completed MA-level university degree (Master/Magister/Diplom) in Iranian Studies or a

related discipline

Desirable:
• Excellent knowledge of Avestan and Pahlavi

• Capacity of transliterating Avestan and Pahlavi manuscripts

• Knowledge of Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrian liturgies

• Good knowledge of New Persian is welcome

• Good computer skills

• Ability to work in a team

• Ability to work independently

Weitere Informationen

All application quoting the reference code should be addressed preferably electronically in one PDF-file to Prof. Dr. Alberto Cantera: iranistik@geschkult.fu-berlin.de.

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften

Ostasien und Vorderer Orient

Institut für Iranistik

Mr. Prof. Dr. Alberto Cantera

Fabeckstr. 23-25

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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