Jobs & Funding

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

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

Temporary Visiting Professor Medieval Art History

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA

Deadline: 10 May 2017

The Department of Art and Art History at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a one-year visiting replacement position in Medieval Art History, with possibility of renewal for a second year, to begin in August 10, 2017. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester, including a global art history survey (prehistory to ca. 1400), and topics in the candidate’s areas of expertise, which may include late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine, and Islamic art and architecture.

Required qualifications:  Minimum ABD in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate will have teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: PhD preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, May 10, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Art and Art History may be found at: The College of William Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Deadline: 30 April 2017

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with  a  completed doctorate  whose  research deals  with  some  aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

For full details, see the website.

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).

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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