Jobs & Funding

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

Library Research Fellowship Program, 2016-2017

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (California State University, Sacramento)

Closing date: 26 February 2016

Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The fellowship application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection.

Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History

University of East Anglia - School of Art, Media and American Studies

Closing date: 12 noon, February 2016

Location: Norwich
Salary: £47,801 to £55,389
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Ref: ATR1275

Professor: A competitive salary is available for an outstanding candidate

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History in any one of the following three areas: Art History 330-1400; Art History 1400-1700; and Art History 1800-1900. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent qualification or experience) in a relevant subject area and an expertise in museum studies or comparable professional experience of museums would also be welcome but it is not essential.

You will act as a lead for your subject area upon arrival and as such will provide vision and direction in the area of Art History. You will be expected to take on the role of Head of School at some point in the future.

This full time indefinite post is available from 1 September 2016.

BRIHC Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Closing date: 18 March 2016

The newly-founded Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) wishes to appoint two outstanding early career scholars to its two-year 2016 Fellowships. The period and topic of study is open, but candidates must clearly show how their proposed scheme of work relates to research currently undertaken within the School of History and Cultures (SHaC) – which includes African Studies, Archaeology, History, and Classics.

For full details, see the job advert.