Special Scientist (Research Associate)

Nicosia, Cyprus
23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term

ON Greek Classical Reception in the Early Modern Period (15th-17th centuries)

Title: Special Scientist (Research Associate)
No. Positions: one (1) full-time or two (2) part-time
Category: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal for up to 35 months)
Place of Work: University of Cyprus, Department of History and Archaeology

The Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus is accepting applications for a Part-time or Full-time Special Scientist (Research Associate position) (70 – 140 hours/ month) to work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Natasha Constantinidou on Greek Classical Reception in the Early Modern Period (15th-17th centuries). Applications are welcome from the areas of Book History, History of Ideas, History of Scholarship, Reformation History.

The position will be funded by the GrECI (Greek heritage in European Culture and Identity) Twinning project ( funded by the WIDERA/Twinning call for proposals of the Horizon Europe programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. The successful candidate will also benefit from the collaboration with the University of Oslo (Prof. Han Lamers, UiO, Norway) and Université Franche-Comté (Prof. Marie Barral-Baron UFC, France).

The project team will meet regularly, both virtually and physically, and will be committed to the well-being and career development of all our members.


The duration of employment will be twelve (12) months with the possibility of renewal for up to thirty months, starting from 1/6/2023 or the soonest afterwards. The monthly gross earnings will be €1750 - €2100 (depending on qualifications) for full-time employment (140 hours/month) or the equivalent for part time. Employee contributions will be deducted from this amount. The Research

Programmes do not provide for the payment of a “13th salary”.


  • To conduct research on aspects of Greek Classical Reception in the Early Modern Period (15th-17th centuries)
  • To contribute to the writing of academic articles and the submission of research proposals for funding
  • To prepare relevant material, lectures and short training seminars in relation to the above topic and to help present them to the public
  • To help organize a related international conference on the subject
  • To support the coordinating team of the project in the implementation of the Coordination and Support Measures planned in the project
  • To contribute in the making of Deliverable 1.5: Gender and Equal Opportunities Plan for the project


  • Master’s degree in a related subject area
  • Clear and documented background and interest in the field.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language as well as reading knowledge of the sources’ languages relevant for the project.
  • Research skills
  • Team spirit and research autonomy


  • Research experience in the field of gender studies and/or publications
  • PhD degree Experience of participating in funded research projects
  • Interest in publishing academic work and/or in pursuing a PhD degree
  • Experience in organizing academic conferences/seminars/trainings.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents (in English):

  • Letter of interest for this position.
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae (including contact address and telephone number).
  • Copies of diplomas and detailed grades.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic staff member should be sent to the following e-mail address by the deadline for applications.

Candidates are invited to send their application and accompanying documents to Mrs. Georgia Nicolaou, by the 20th of March 2023 at the latest. The application must be submitted in ONE clearly marked PDF file. Please note that any applications which do not fulfil these requirements will not be considered. For more information, candidates can contact the coordinator of the project, Dr Natasha Constantinidou by email

At least the best three candidates that satisfy the required qualifications, will be interviewed by a 3-member Committee. Interviews will be held approximately two to three weeks after the deadline.

Candidates shall be informed of the result of their application by the relevant entity.

The University of Cyprus (UCY) is committed to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equality, as well as the elimination of all forms of discrimination in order to provide a fair, safe, and pleasant environment for the entire university community, where students and staff members will feel supported both in their professional and personal development, within and beyond their multiple identities. To this end, UCY seeks to create the necessary conditions that will encourage and respect diversity, and ensure dignity both in the workplace and society at large. Moreover, UCY has adopted specific policies to promote equal opportunities, as well as respect and understanding of diversity, while it is committed to promoting and maintaining a working, teaching, and learning environment, free from any form of discrimination, whether direct or indirect.