Postdoc at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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The Austrian Archaeological Institute (OeAI), Department of Classical Studies (Research Group Numismatics) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading non-university research and science institution, is offering a Postdoc Position (F/M/X) (full-time, 40h per week) in the research project “Ordering the World in Coins. The networks of Frölich, Khell, and Eckhel and their classification systems for ancient coins” (FWF project no. P34086, Principal Investigator: Bernhard Woytek). Main aim of the project is the publication of a critical edition, with a commentary, of the corpora of correspondence of the numismatists Frölich and Khell, in a hybrid edition (both print and online).


  • Preparing a numismatic commentary on the scholarly correspondence of the Austrian numismatists Erasmus Frölich (1700-1758) and Joseph Khell (1714-1772), in collaboration with the project leader and other colleagues (in part specializing in Early Modern History). These letters, hitherto unpublished, throw fresh light on the study of ancient numismatics in the Enlightenment. The ‘dialogue’ between Austrian researchers and their international colleagues – for example the famous French pioneer of Greek numismatics Joseph Pellerin – provides fascinating insight into the development of numismatic methods and classification systems in the 18th century.
  • Preparing and organizing an international workshop in the framework of the project, together with the project leader, and jointly editing the proceedings.


  • PhD in classics (Ancient History, Archaeology, vel sim.)
  • Education in ancient numismatics; numismatic publications
  • Interest in the history of classical scholarship and, ideally, working experience in this field
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers
  • Proficiency in Latin, the language Frölich and Khell published and corresponded in, and English (project language); at least basic working knowledge of French

We offer an annual gross salary of € 60.926,60, according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The project will last 35 months and is expected to start on October 1st, 2023.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application including all relevant documents in PDF format (mentioning Job ID: OeAI086PD223) no later than August 31st, 2023 via email.

You can find the job advertisement here.

Read more about the FWF project “Ordering the World in Coins. The networks of Frölich, Khell, and Eckhel and their classification systems for ancient coins”.