Doctoral position: Graeco-Coptic lexicography, Berlin

Notice is very short, but all interested parties should contact the project leader, Prof. Richter, as soon as possible.

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften / Altertumswissenschaften / Egyptological Seminar

research assistant with 65%-part-time job, limited to 31.10.2021, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU (subject to the approval of the funding institution), Reference code: aegypt-DDGLC

Bewerbungsende: 15.10.2018

The DDGLC is a long-term project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin. The project aims at a systematic, comprehensive and detailed lexicographical compilation and description of Greek loanwords as attested in the entire Coptic corpus through all dialects and sorts of text. Its intended outcome shall be the production of an online searchable database and of a dictionary.

Job description:

Lexicographical indexing of Greek words in Coptic texts with lemmatization, translation, and grammatical analysis; Minor administrative tasks for the project. Within the framework of the project a doctorate in the field of Greek and Coptic philology can be pursued.


Applicants hold an excellent degree (M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines.


Profound skills in Coptic and a sound knowledge of (Classical or Koine) Greek are preconditions. Good skills in spoken and written English are likewise expected. Previous experience in fields of linguistics such as contact linguistics, lexicology or linguistic typology), and/or IT resp. Digital Humanities would be an advantage. Applicants will be expected to stay at Berlin and to have the intention to work on a PhD in the field of Coptic philology or linguistics.

Weitere Informationen

All applications quoting the reference code should be addressed no later than October 15th, 2018, As an e-mail Prof. Dr. Sebastian Richter: or to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Herrn Prof. Dr. Sebastian Richter
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)