Jobs & Funding

Opportunities currently available within the field of Byzantine studies, in the UK and around the world.

A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies

The British School at Athens

Deadline: 11 May 2018

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. The Fellowship, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is tenable at post-doctoral level to support research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2018.

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2018/19

British Institute at Ankara

Deadlin: 29 April 2018

Applicants must have either been awarded a PhD by a UK Higher Education Institution within the last two years, or have completed their viva examination before the fellowship would start in September. We also invite applications from people who have an active link with a UK Higher Education Institution and were granted their PhD up to 10 years before the time of the application.

The Fellowship will be tenable for up to 24 months from 1 September 2018. The Fellow will be based at the Institute in Ankara and will be required to spend at least two-thirds of the period of the Fellowship at the institute. The remaining one-third can be spent outside Ankara for research purposes after consultation with the director.

The subject of the proposed research should focus on Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral and may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It should lead to a substantial publication either in monograph or in article form.

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Assistant Professor

Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Deadline: 8 April 2018

The Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History, who will also serve as Director of the UWM Art Collection (UWMAC) and the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery, beginning August 2018. Full-time duties will be divided between research and teaching (50%) and the administration of the UWMAC and Mathis Art Gallery (50%), which are under the stewardship of the Department of Art History. Ph.D. in Art History or related field required. The specialization is open; however, we seek a candidate who will expand, but not overlap with, the research and instructional areas already represented by faculty in the department. Within these general parameters, preference will be given to candidates whose specialization also complements the strengths of the UWMAC, which includes significant holdings in African art, Greek and Russian icons, modern German Art, and, more generally, works-on-paper.

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Andrew W. Mellon MA and PhD Scholarships

Bogazici University Byzantine Studies Research Center, Turkey

Deadline: 13 April 2018

The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce three scholarships for the M.A. program in the field of Byzantine studies at the Department of History for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are open to future applicants as well as current students enrolled in the M.A. program of the department. Applicants from any country with an interest in Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology are encouraged to apply.

The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce one scholarship for the Ph.D. program in the field of Byzantine studies at the Department of History for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship is open to future applicants as well as current students enrolled in the Ph.D. program of the department. Applicants from any country with an interest in Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology are encouraged to apply.

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Associate Professor of Byzantine History (500-1200)

University of Oxford

Deadline: 19 March 2018

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Byzantine History (500-1200) from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be made in association with a Fellowship at Corpus Christi College.

You will have research and teaching expertise in any area of Byzantine History from 500 to 1200. You will conduct advanced research, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and undertake administrative duties for both the Faculty and College. You will also play a strategic role in developing research programmes in Byzantine History and actively participate in the governance and administrative work of the Faculty and College.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant field, significant postdoctoral research and teaching experience and a recognised academic track record in Byzantine History (500-1200). You will have the ability to educate and inspire graduate and undergraduate students, and sufficiently wide historical interests to contribute effectively to the long-term development of the study of Byzantine History at Oxford. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, 'The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry'

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Deadline: 15 March 2018

Duration: 4 years (2018-2022)

Beginning: June 1st, 2018

Description of subject area: “The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry: Book Epigrams and Metrical Paraphrases” is a joint project of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Ghent University. It is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, project I 3544) and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and directed by PD Dr Andreas Rhoby (Vienna) and Professor Dr Kristoffel Demoen (Ghent). It aims to investigate the reception of the Psalms in some specific genres of Byzantine poetry, i.e. in metrical paratexts (book epigrams) and metrical paraphrases. In addition, the project will analyse the impact of the Psalms for Byzantine (religious) poetry as well as the context of poems dealing with the Psalms. More specifically, the aim of the project part carried out at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, is to provide the first full critical edition of Manuel Philes’ Metaphrasis of the Psalms (of almost 3600 fifteen-syllable verses) (partly ed. by G. Stickler 1992).

Duties: The position involves the critical edition of Manuel Philes’ Metrical Metaphrasis of the Psalms (the main text witness is cod. Vat. gr. 16). Moreover, the position includes the participation in meetings of the two research partners and the participation in the academic and organizational preparation of a one-day workshop on psalters and Byzantine poetry in Ghent and a one-day workshop on Manuel Philes’ poetry in Vienna. The successful candidate is also required to contribute to the editing of the proceedings of the Ghent workshop.

Payment: according to FWF’s standard personnel costs and salaries list for postdocs (gross salaries!):

The successful candidate will have:

  1. a PhD in Byzantine Studies with specific focus on Byzantine literature (preferably poetry)
  2. excellent knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek
  3. editorial skills (and experience in editing Byzantine texts) including an excellent knowledge of Greek palaeography
  4. a very good knowledge of Byzantine literary, political and cultural history, especially of the Palaiologan period
  5. a substantial record of (peer reviewed) publications
  6. excellent knowledge of English (and preferably a working knowledge of German)

Application procedure: Applications must include a cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing the applicant’s qualifications, his/her interest in the subject and the additional expertise he/she expects to bring for the further development of the project. Also required are a CV (max. 2 pages; in list form, not as a narrative) and a complete list of publications. These documents are to be sent to In addition, two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to

Deadline of application: March 15th, 2018 (letters of reference must be received by this deadline as well). Candidates will be notified about the outcome of their application by the end of March 2018.

Stavros Niarchos Fellowship in Classical Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Deadline: 15 March 2018

The Stavros Niarchos Fellow in Classical Art will perform a range of curatorial activities in the Department of Art of the Ancient World. Projects will be determined by the department according to greatest need. Duties may include research and interpretation, improvement of records in the MFA’s collections-management database, object handling, assisting with gallery work, and presentations to the general public.

Qualifications/Requirements: advanced graduate student or recent PhD in Classical, late Roman, or early Byzantine art preferred; excellent clerical, computer, and communication skills required; attention to detail and accuracy a must; applicants must be able to provide proof of U.S. work authorization at the time of hire.

This is a temporary position for approximately 3 months, during the summer of 2018 (starting date negotiable). A stipend of $6,500 will be offered.

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Two Research Assistants (Byzantine) Greek Philology

University of Ghent, Belgium

Deadline: 28 February 2018

The Greek Section of the Departments of Literary Studies and Linguistics at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking two well-qualified collaborators for the “Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams” (DBBE, They will be part of a team of pre- and postdoctoral scholars within the project “Poetry from the Margins. Literary, linguistic, philological and cultural-historical analysis of a new corpus of Byzantine book epigrams (800-1453)”, related to DBBE. The director of this project is Professor Kristoffel Demoen and the project is generously supported by the Research Fund of Ghent University (within the “Concerted Research Actions” program).

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