Jobs & Funding

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

Curator of Coins

Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

Applications close 7 November 2016

We are looking for a committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Curator of Coins to join our busy curatorial team. You will be the collection specialist and advocate for the Barber Institute's world-class collection of Roman, Byzantine and medieval coins, seals and weights. You will lead on their management, research, development (including acquisitions), accessibility and promotion by curating coin-related exhibitions, developing the coin collection database, managing object-handling and research, and dealing with coin collection-related enquiries and reproduction requests. A degree in Classical or Medieval History, Art History, Archaeology or Classical Studies, with a major component relevant to Byzantine studies, is essential, as is previous professional numismatic museum experience, and excellent organisational, communication, interpersonal and appropriate language skills.

Salary in the range of £25,023- £28,143 with possible progression to £31,656

Application forms (returnable by 7 November 2016) and details from:

Human Resources, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 415 9000


Please quote post number 30212

Further information can be found here.

Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art)

School of Human Environment, University College Cork, Ireland

Applications close 17:00 on 1 November 2016

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art).  Reporting to the Head of the Department of Classics, the Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art) will have a specialist interest in Roman Art, broadly understood to include Late Antique Art. The successful applicant will be required to deliver foundation and advanced teaching on aspects of Roman Art from the early Republican to the Late Antique periods, with an emphasis on art of the Imperial period. An ability to teach a classical language (Greek or Latin) is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate may be required to teach in other areas of classical culture or history according to changing departmental needs. Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in an area of Roman, or Late Antique, Art from a recognised University at the time of application. The holder of this post will be expected to promote student research at masters and doctoral level on different aspects of Roman Art. S/he will also be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department and college, and to engage with external bodies in areas relating to Classics.

For full details, see

2017 Research Scholar

The British Institute at Ankara

Applications close 21 October 2016

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 2 January 2017 and based at the Institute in Ankara.  The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive digital archive of BIAA projects and events. The scholar will also work as part of the library team and will be involved in updating the library’s digital records (reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, content information, etc).

The scholar will be required to spend at least two-thirds of their time on institute related work and a third conducting their own research relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral, which may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Masters degree, and are expected subsequently to conduct research at doctoral level.  The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD.

Basic knowledge of database building, good command of Excel, basic to moderate skills of image and video processing and good communication skills are essential criteria for this post.

Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution. The position will be based at the Institute in Ankara.

The salary for the position will be £800 per month.  The BIAA will pay the cost of one return flight between the UK and Turkey. The scholar will be expected to reside at the BIAA residential accommodation at a discounted fee.  

Applicants should send a full CV and a letter of application, including details of their relevant experience, a research proposal and two written references. The length of the research proposal should not exceed one page. Note: Applicants must advise their referees to have references sent to the London office electronically by the closing date. Please only send electronic applications and references to the London office of the BIAA (biaa(at) For further information also contact this email address.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October and interviews will be held in London in November.

For further information about the Institute, please visit the website