Jobs & Funding

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

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants
target graduate students who have completed all coursework, language requirements, and exams necessary to advance to Ph.D. candidacy. Grants are meant to assist with the costs of travel associated with the development of a dissertation proposal in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived, e.g., travel to potential research sites, museum collections, research and special collections libraries. The goal of these grants is to assist students in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm.

Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.

The application deadline for all grants is February 1, 2017. For further information, please see

Contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac(at), Director, Mary Jaharis Center, with any questions.

Byzantine Studies Librarian

Dumbarton Oaks, USA

Open until filled

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, a research center supporting scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, seeks a Byzantine Studies Librarian. Byzantine Studies is the oldest and largest of Dumbarton Oaks’ scholarly programs and welcomes an international cohort of scholars for residential fellowships annually as well as other researchers utilizing the collections. The Byzantine Studies Librarian develops in-depth collections supporting scholarship relating to the Byzantine world, broadly conceived, with historical emphases on Byzantine art and architecture, archeology, philology, numismatics, and epigraphy. Byzantine library collections encompass current scholarship, rare books, archival photography, and fieldwork records.

For full details, see

Lecturer in History of Byzantium

University of Birmingham - School of History and Cultures

Applications close 18 December 2016

Grade 8 - Starting salary is normally in the range £39,324 to £46,924. With potential progression once in post to £52,793 a year.

We are looking for a historian to extend our expertise in the history of the Byzantine world.  The thematic and chronological expertise of the appointment is completely open, though we would particularly welcome applications from candidates working in the areas of material culture and/or gender (very broadly defined).  Ideally, candidates’ work should complement our strengths in two or more of the key research areas for the School:  imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures, material culture. 

The post holder would be required to have the following knowledge, skills, experience:

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


  • Excellent publications record demonstrated by a sustained series of existing and forthcoming publications at a high scholarly level (including clear promise of a strong submission for any future research audit).
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

Expected start date is September 2017.

For further details and application form, see here.