Jobs & Funding

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

Short-term Fellowships: "Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”

University of Tübingen, Germany

Deadline: 15 June 2017

The Centre for Advanced Studies “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages” at the University of Tübingen, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for resident fellowships starting in the year 2018. The fellowships are available for a duration between one and twelve months.

The Centre for Advanced Studies brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines working on migration and mobility in Europe and the Mediterranean between 250 and 900 CE. The overall aim of the Centre is to explore new approaches to migration and mobility in this period and to set the scholarly debate in the field on a new footing. For more details on the program, see

Fellowships are available for scholars at all stages of their academic career who have completed their doctoral degree and established an independent research profile. Applicants should be engaged in a research project in any relevant discipline that is related to the Centre’s interests in migration and mobility in the period and area in question. The Centre also welcomes applications from scholars working on migration and mobility in the contemporary world whose research has a strong focus on theoretical and methodological issues.

Fellows are required to reside in Tübingen, where they pursue their own research project while also participating in the colloquia held at the Centre and in its annual conference in July 2018. For the duration of their stay fellows receive a salary or a stipend covering  accommodation, travel, and/or living expenses in accordance with their needs and the pertinent regulations of Tübingen University and the DFG.

Applications should include a CV, a research proposal for the project pursued at Tübingen (2000 words), and an indication of the months the applicant wants to spend at the Centre and the kind of financial support they require. All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to  by June 15, 2017.

Should you have any questions pertaining to the details of the fellowship program or the application, please contact the organizers: Mischa Meier ( ), Steffen Patzold ( ), and Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner ( ).

Lecturer in Byzantine Studies (Byzantine History)

University of Edinburgh

Deadline: 8 June 2017

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to a Lectureship in Byzantine Studies, with a focus on Byzantine History. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of internationally excellent publications and clear evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level. S/he will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Byzantine Studies at undergraduate level, in both Classics and History, as well as at postgraduate level, especially in the framework of the cross-disciplinary Master’s programme in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies. The search will be open in terms of period and thematic interest, but with a preference for candidates who complement existing strengths in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

For further details, see

Ph.D Fellowships, "Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures"

University of Hamburg, Germany

Deadline: 31 May 2017

The Graduate School of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (CSMC, Integriertes Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 “Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa”) at the University of Hamburg invites applications for Ph.D. scholarships 2+1 year scholarships of € 1.200 per month (tax free) starting October 1st 2017.

The CSMC is a unique research centre for the historical and comparative study of manuscript cultures in Asia, Africa, and Europe building on decades of manuscript studies at the University of Hamburg. It was established with a generous grant from the German Research Association (DFG) in order to develop a comprehensive approach to manuscript cultures including disciplines such as philology, palaeography, codicology, art history, and material analysis.

Communication in the international research community of the Centre is conducted in English, Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) dissertations should be written in English or German.

First information can be found on the Centre’s webpage which will be continually updated:

We are looking for highly qualified and highly motivated Ph.D. students with an M.A. or equivalent degree in all disciplines studying manuscript cultures regardless of region.

Applications with a research proposal compatible with the programme of the Centre’s objectives, CV and copies of B.A., M.A. or other relevant certificates must be sent as ONE pdf document to the Director of the Graduate School before May 31st, 2017:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften

Byzantine Studies MA, PhD and Post-Doc Scholarships and Research Grants

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 20 April 2017 (for MA/Ph.D Scholarships), 31 May 2017 (for others)

The application for Bogazici University Byzantine Studies Research Center Grants and Scholarships is now open. 

(Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)






For information on the application process visit and click on EVENTS.

Assistant Curator of Coins and Seals (Full-time)

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, USA

Open until filled

The Byzantine Coins and Seals collections of Dumbarton Oaks are among the finest and most comprehensive in the world. New display cases in the Museum have increased our capacity to exhibit our collections, while a dedicated object study seminar room can be used for teaching with the collections, as well as for consultation by fellows and visiting scholars. Dumbarton Oaks continues to add actively to its collections and is currently undertaking two major online catalogues of Byzantine Seals and Coins.

The Museum seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Assistant Curator of Coins and Seals who will be responsible for the care, organization, and study of the collections. The Assistant Curator will be active in scholarly research and dissemination of information about the collections in print and digital media, and will act as project manager and editor of the online catalogues of Seals and Coins. The Assistant Curator will work with colleagues and scholars to develop ambitious exhibitions that will activate the collections both as objects of aesthetic and scholarly connoisseurship and as historical evidence. The incumbent will have a keen interest in outreach to the numismatic community, and in educational opportunities for students of different ages and backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as project manager, cataloger, and editor for the Online Catalogue of Byzantine Seals and the Online Catalogue of Byzantine Coins.
  • Manage and supervise consultants, interns, and academic appointments contributing to seals and coins digital projects.
  • Plan and deliver displays of coins and seals online and in the museum galleries, in consultation with museum staff.
  • Identify new object acquisition and conservation priorities and track auctions, in collaboration with special advisors and scholars.
  • Coordinate and teach the Dumbarton Oaks Coins and Seals Summer School; lead planning and delivery of educational programming utilizing the collections.
  • Facilitate and promote the study and use of the coins and seals collections by fellows, visiting scholars, and other researchers.
  • Liaise with donors, track and manage donations.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Art History, Classics, History, or related field. Three years of experience in exhibition organization, scholarly research and publication.

Additional Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in Byzantine Studies, Byzantine Art History, or other appropriate field. Demonstrated expertise in Byzantine sigillography and numismatics. Five or more years of relevant museum experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Teaching experience at university level. Prior experience mentoring students, stewardship, and fostering donor relations.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and curatorial experience, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of visitors, general public, collectors, colleagues and international scholars. Ability to work collegially in a team environment. Experience with digital humanities projects. Strong interest in public programming, including gallery talks, school visits, development of online lesson plans and other resources. Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with digital publication, imaging software, databases, spread sheets, and other data storage and retrieval systems.

To Apply

Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the following link:

 Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).