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Institution Faculty for the Study of Culture - Institute for Assyriology and Hittitology
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-12-01 (limited to 2025-12-31)
Application deadline 2023-10-03

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral position in Sumerian Philology (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The Institute for Assyriology and Hittitology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Sumerian philology for the edition and analysis of Sumerian texts of the third millennium BCE within the project “Cuneiform Artefacts of Iraq in Context“, directed by Enrique Jiménez, Karen Radner and Walther Sallaberger.

The project is financed by the Academies Programme of the German Union of Academies, and hosted by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Your qualifications:

PhD in hand in Assyriology or Ancient Near Eastern Philology or a comparable subject with  proven competence in the edition of cuneiform texts.


LMU Munich and the Academy offer a stimulating work atmosphere with opportunities for further education and growth. Both institutions are centrally located in Munich and can be reached very easily by public transport.

The successful candidate is expected to join the team on 1 December 2023.

The position is contracted with TVL E13 salary until 31 December 2025.

LMU is an equal opportunities employer. LMU and the Academiy encourage women to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas, list of publications, writing sample) by email to Walther Sallaberger ( by 3 October 2023 at the latest. Only completed applications will be considered. Finalists may be interviewed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Sallaberger at the above email address.

Deadline for submission: 3 October 2023.

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