Jobs & Funding

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

PhD fellowship in Greek / Byzantine Studies

Ghent University

Closing date: 7 July 2016

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowship (4 years), starting between 1 October 2016 and 1 January 2017. The successful applicant will be working on a project entitled Poetry from the Margins, which is closely connected with the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams.

For more information and details on how to apply, see

Post-doc in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Minnesota, USA

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library invites applications for a two-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellow will provide vital support for HMML's efforts to catalog recently digitized Eastern Christian manuscripts. Under the guidance of the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts, the Fellow will undertake original cataloging of digital surrogates at HMML as well as revision of existing cataloging.


Primary responsibilities include:

• Original cataloging of Arabic (including Garshuni), Syriac, and possibly Coptic manuscripts from HMML's digitization projects in the Middle East, India, and Africa.

• Correction and standardization of existing cataloging.



• Earned doctorate in history, theology, classics, Semitic languages, or cognate field.

• Knowledge of Arabic (including Garshuni) and Syriac, and associated literatures; familiarity with Arabic literature beyond the Christian tradition is desirable. Coptic is not required but would be a desirable asset.

• Direct experience of research using manuscripts, and ideally of description/cataloging of manuscripts.

• Experience with digital research in the humanities; ease with the use of common software and ability to understand and work with HMML's digital platforms and tools.

• Good communication skills in both written and spoken English. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks.

For more information or to apply, visit the Saint John’s HR website (link below); scroll down to the Post-doctoral Fellow position.

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