Jobs & Funding

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

BIAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2017/18

British Institute at Ankara

Deadline: 28 April 2017

Applications are now invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position 2017/18.

The candidate should normally have completed a doctorate within the last two years at a UK University.

The Fellowship will be tenable for up to 24 months from 1 September 2017. 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. The research plan should present a timetable of the anticipated research and include deliverables. It should lead to substantial publications either in monograph and/or in article form. Based on the submitted research plan, the BIAA will decide upon the duration of the fellowship offered (12 to 24 months).

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Teaching Fellow in Medieval History

University of Leeds

Deadline: 6 April 2017

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research-led teaching in medieval history, with a particular focus on the central and later Middle Ages? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire students? Are you keen to contribute to the world-class Institute for Medieval Studies?

You will carry out teaching in medieval history, with a particular focus on the history of the Crusades. You will also contribute to the delivery of ‘Medieval and Renaissance Europe’, a core level one module. In your second year of appointment you will be encouraged to run your own, level 3 special subject, related to your research area. You will also be expected to contribute to MA teaching, including the supervision of dissertation students, within the Institute for Medieval Studies, and to contribute to its culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching.

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Associate Curator, Byzantine Collection

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, USA

Open until filled

The Byzantine Collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum is one of the finest collections in the media of portable arts. It includes objects made of precious materials, ivories, enamels, and illuminated manuscripts; large-scale works (Antioch floor mosaics and relief sculpture from the late Roman to the Middle Byzantine periods); as well as more than two hundred textiles and comprehensive holdings of coins and seals. In addition to the permanent displays, the Museum runs a successful program of special exhibitions. The Museum undertakes ongoing and future research, digitization, and online publication projects pertaining to the seals, coins, textiles, and manuscript collections.

The Museum seeks an expert in Byzantine Art / Material Culture for a curatorial position at the associate curatorial level. The successful and highly creative candidate will help activate the museum’s collection through emphasizing international and cross-cultural exchange, and must have a deep interest in interdisciplinary scholarship. The Associate Curator of the Byzantine Collection works closely with the Byzantine Collection Curator/Museum Director and the museum’s curatorial team and is expected to be an intellectual authority to enable the museum to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field. The Associate Curator promotes dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with colleagues in the museum department and across the institution to develop ambitious exhibitions, research and publications for the Byzantine Collection.

Reporting to Museum Director, the Associate Curator is a critical member of a collaborative curatorial team. The Associate Curator participates in the care, documentation, research, presentation, publication and management and helps strengthening the world-class holding of the Byzantine Collection; s/he develops recommendations regarding the interpretation and conservation of the collections; researches, develops, and assists with implementation of special exhibitions; contributes to scholarly research and dissemination of information about the collection in print and digital media.

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15-month Post-doctoral Fellowship

Based in Cairo

Deadline: 1 April 2017

Postdoctoral research position at the project “Byzantine Poetry in the ‘Long’ Twelfth Century (1081-1204)”, The French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Reserch Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. The application must outline the state of the art in the proposed subject and clearly present an added value to the studies of past societies. We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals offering a wider, comparative perspective of the area under study. The conference will take place in Cairo in late Spring 2018. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be in charge of the edition of the proceedings and submit the manuscript for approval by the joint IFAO-RC PCMA editorial committee. During the entire course of the appointment, the Fellow will
take part in the scientific activities of IFAO and RC PCMA and carry out his/her own research.

The Fellow is expected to stay in Cairo during the Fellowship and divide his/her time equally between the RC PCMA and IFAO. He/She will be offered an accommodation during the fellowship and additionally a free lunch while staying at the RC PCMA. The position is a contract, not an employment position, according to Polish and French regulations. The stipend for the entire period of Fellowship is 30 000 euros, paid on a monthly basis.

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