Jobs & Funding

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

Lecturer in Byzantine History

King's College London

Deadline: 6 November 2017

The Departments of Classics and History are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Byzantine History to cover for staff on research leave. The successful candidate will teach over a range of topics (as indicated in the Job Pack) in collaboration with colleagues, assist with the pastoral support of students, and contribute to the research life of the two Departments. They will be helped through mentoring and training to develop their career. 

Candidates should specialise in any aspect of Byzantine history and culture. They will have a record of inspiring teaching and a commitment to academic development of the subject and its promotion through public engagement.

This post will be a Fixed Term Contract for 18 months, starting 1 January 2018.

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Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Deadline: 30 October 2017

The University of Glasgow is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join 'The Reception of Aristotle in Byzantium: the first critical edition of George Pachymeres’ Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics', a project funded from a major AHRC award and directed by Dr Sophia Xenophontos.

The job requires expertise in Aristotelian philosophy and its reception in Late Antiquity and/or Byzantium, excellent reading skills in (Byzantine) Greek and high working proficiency in English. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications with Dr Xenophontos (including the English translation of the text to be edited), and, as part of her/his career development, to help manage the project’s dissemination and impact activities as opportunities allow.

Further particulars (and how to apply) are available at or, reference number 018234.

This post has funding available from 1 February 2018 until 30 November 2018 in the first instance. Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, Level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2017.

Informal inquiries may be directed to the project’s Principal Investigator (Sophia.Xenofontos(at)

Various: Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, internships, meetings, and exhibitions.


Fellowships are awarded to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of the requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project’s relevance to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks. We place great value on the collegial engagement of fellows with one another and with the staff.

Application and instructions are available online. The application deadline is November 1.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a PhD or appropriate final degree, or who have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research.

Junior Fellowships are awarded to degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree, and plan to work on a dissertation or final project while at Dumbarton Oaks, under the direction of a faculty member from their own university.

Summer Fellowships in Pre-Columbian and Byzantine studies are awarded to scholars on any level beyond the first year of graduate (postbaccalaureate) study.

Mellon Fellowships, an initiative in urban landscape studies, are offered by the Garden and Landscape Studies program, and are intended for scholars and designers to pursue research on the history and current conditions of urban landscapes. Mellon Fellowships are governed by unique terms, and applications are due January 4. You may learn more about this opportunity on our website

Additional Research Opportunities

Project Grants support scholarly projects by applicants holding a PhD or the equivalent. Support is generally for archaeological research, preservation of historic gardens, and the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost.

Short-Term Predoctoral Residencies support advanced graduate students preparing for their PhD general exams, writing doctoral dissertations, or expecting relevant final degrees. Each residency provides up to four weeks of lodging and weekday lunches. Applications must be submitted at least sixty days before the preferred residency dates.

One-Month Research Awards support scholars with a PhD or other relevant final degree who are working on research projects that require use of Dumbarton Oaks’ books, objects, or other library or museum materials.

More information is available on our website.

ISHR Research Fellowships

Deadline: 25 October, 2017

ISHR Research Fellowships support individuals engaged in advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the socio-cultural context. Fellowships may not be used for research designed to further pedagogy in rhetorical speaking and writing.

Fellowships are designed to support research projects that may be completed within one year. Fellowships are for US$5000.00 (or the equivalent) and are delivered to recipients on or about 1 January of the award year. Fellowship recipients are expected to work full time on award projects for at least two months during the award year.

To encourage a younger membership, ISHR will seek to award one of its annual fellowships to a promising graduate student and/or post-doc.

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Villa I Tatti – Bogazici University Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications by: November 15, 2017

The Byzantine Studies Research Center of Bo?aziçi University in Istanbul and Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholars will spend the fall term (September-December) in Istanbul and the spring term (January-June) in Florence. The fellowship will be open to scholars whose research focuses on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700).

For further information please visit the website:

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Art History

Applications by: 25 October 25 2017

The Getty Foundation is funding a new postdoctoral fellowship program for art historians, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) will be administering the program on our behalf.

ACLS will award up to 10 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2017-18, which will be the first of three competition years. Fellowships will support an academic year of research and writing to be taken during the subsequent academic year. Awards carry a stipend of $60,000 as well as $5,000 for research and travel costs during the award period, and also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Center following the fellowship.

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There are no restrictions in terms of field specialization within art history or visual studies or with regard to nationality, but candidates must be within 6 years of receiving the PhD at the start of the fellowship.

Tenured/Tenure-Track Position, Early Christianity, Duke University

Deadline: 1 November 2017

The Department of Religious Studies within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a position in the study of Early Christianity, at the rank of (tenure-track) Assistant or (tenured) Associate Professor. Candidates with expertise in any aspect of Early Christianity in the late ancient world (ca. 3rd to 10th century) are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will be familiar with critical methods in Religious Studies and will combine excellence in undergraduate instruction with teaching and mentoring in the Graduate Program in Religion. Collaboration with other programs and departments at Duke as well as with colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is expected.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of innovation and expertise in teaching (e.g. teaching evaluations, a teaching statement, a list of proposed courses), and the names and contact information (email, phone, and postal address) of three references to . Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Informal queries should be addressed to Professor Marc Brettler, chair of the search committee, at  Consideration will continue until the position is filled.  Start date is August 2018.

Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.