New Opportunity: TWL Publication Fellowship 2020–2021

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Now Receiving Applications:
2020–2021 Publication Fellowship, Temple of the Winged Lions

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Review of applications will begin Sunday, June 30, 2020
and continue until the position is filled.

ACOR seeks a post-doctoral scholar for a 10-month fellowship. Preference will be given to recent graduates, but all qualified post-doctoral scholars are welcome and encouraged to apply. Those who will have submitted the final version of the dissertation prior to the fellowship’s start date, but do not have the doctorate “in hand” may also apply.

This 2020-2021 academic year position (start date in August/September/early October 2020) will serve to advance the final publication of the Temple of the Winged Lions Project in Petra. Expertise and degree should be in archaeology, anthropology, Classics, Near Eastern studies, or similar.

A strong background and research interest in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East should be demonstrated. With the support of ACOR staff, the Fellow is expected to develop and contribute to the ACOR’s future publication of the Temple of the Winged Lions, based on prior assessments of the archive and related objects from the Temple of the Winged Lions (American Expedition to Petra and TWLCRM Initiative) held at ACOR. The Fellow is expected to assist in the requesting of contributions from project participants and co-authors to the final volume, and to contribute or co-author two selected chapters for the final publication.

The fellowship has a value of more than $50,000, including: monthly stipend of $2,500, accommodation at ACOR in Amman (with breakfasts and lunches; half board), and a return flight to North America/Europe.

Target start date for the 10-month fellowship is August/September/early October 2020.


The position requires a full-time commitment (i.e., 40 hours per week) for the term of the fellowship. Residency in Amman at ACOR’s facility is required. The fellow will:

  • Write portions of the final publication.
  • Conduct research about the Temple of Winged Lions and related.
  • Write at least one article/blog to be published by ACOR during the Fellowship.
  • Give a public lecture on the subject of their fellowship during their time at ACOR.
  • With the assistance of the Director and Associate Director, fellow will apply for two external grants in support of the TWL publication program.
  • Be responsible for the TWL archive during ACOR’s forthcoming renovations.
  • Other duties as assigned and time permits.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and other required materials at:

Review of applications will begin June 30th, 2020, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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