Postdoctoral Position in Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.
Since September 2014 the research project “Paying for All the Kings’ Horses and All the King’s Men: A Fiscal History of the Achaemenid Empire”, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) is being conducted under the leadership of Kristin Kleber. The project aims to investigate the systems of taxation and administration in the Achaemenid Empire. The emphasis lies on a combined study of the written documentation from Babylonia and Iran, but the sources from other areas from the Achaemenid Empire also play an important role. The project seeks to hire a postdoctoral scholar who is either an Assyriologist familiar with Neo-Babylonian, or a researcher specialized in Achaemenid-period source material from any of the other regions of the Achaemenid Empire.