- Faculty of History and the Arts - Historical Seminar, Electronic Babylonian Literature
- Start date
- February 1, 2022
- Application deadline
- 31 Dec 2021
- Remuneration group
- TV-L E13
- Contract duration
- The contract will be limited to 27 months.
The goal of the Electronic Babylonian Literature (eBL) project is to make an important contribution to the reconstruction of Babylonian literature of the first millennium BC. It is an essential part of the world's cultural heritage. The project aims to preserve and understand this heritage, both for our modern present and for future generations.eBL started in April 2018 at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich thanks to the generous support of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. However, this is not just about reconstructing Babylonian literature; a large amount of transliterations of cuneiform tablet fragments will also be made accessible. This should make it easier for scholars to quickly search through them in order to find a solution to the centuries-old problem of the fragmentary nature of Mesopotamian literature.
Tasks and responsibilities
Your main task will be to work on the development of the “Electronic Babylonian Literature” web application. The goal of the eBL project is to advance the reconstruction of Mesopotamian literature by providing a platform on which to edit cuneiform texts and identify parallels thereof. The eBL application is an open source software that uses MongoDB and React.js. The platform was developed during the first phase of the eBL project (2018–2022) during the second phase further features will be added, including a front-end implementation of sequence alignment algorithms for cuneiform texts.
- Master's degree in computer science or comparable qualification
- experience with (some of) React.js, Python, TypeScript, MongoDB, Docker, Git
- analytical thinking• goal- and result-oriented work
- project management skills• ability to work in a team
- very good English skills.
The university is centrally located in Munich and can be reached very easily by public transport. We offer a stimulating work atmosphere with opportunities for further education and growth.
The salary will be calculated according to group TV-L E13 (100%). The contract will be limited to 27 months. The university is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Munich is interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages 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.
Send your application (Cover letter [max. 2 pages], CV, Code Sample [optional]) by 31 December 2021 to:
Prof. Dr. Enrique Jiménez
Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie
Please send your application in electronic form and in a single PDF file of 5 MB max.
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