Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., USA
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University that supports research internationally in the field of Byzantine Studies. In addition to world-renowned library and museum collections, Dumbarton Oaks’ Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) holds more than a million unique items in a variety of media. Dumbarton Oaks is launching a three-year Access Initiative to expand opportunities to engage with its resources and collections by scholars and the general public. One goal of the Access Initiative is to create more professional opportunities for early-career PhDs in the areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Art/Archaeology (ICFA) is one of several opportunities that Dumbarton Oaks is announcing for 2019/2020 under this initiative.
The Postdoctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art/Archaeology will receive training in archival processing and digital curation and will support digitization initiatives to increase access to ICFA collections for scholars and the public. The Fellow will be fully integrated into the Library and Byzantine Program and will work closely with staff and Dumbarton Oaks researchers to establish intellectual control over ICFA’s multi-media holdings. The Fellow will support the ongoing cataloging of the Frank Kidner archive of Syria photos from the 1990s, a collection of nearly 10,000 color slides documenting in rich detail a great number of sites, including many that have now been fundamentally altered or completely destroyed. As that project reaches completion, the Fellow will assist with setting priorities for the cataloging, processing, and digitization of other collections related to Byzantine Art and Archaeology, based on their intellectual and cultural significance. Outcomes of the fellowship may include a research gateway similar to Dumbarton Oaks’ Moche Iconography site: https://www.doaks.org/resources/moche-iconography. This fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in special collections and digital technologies while benefitting from the unique resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellow will benefit from Dumbarton Oaks’ dynamic community of scholars and programming in Byzantine Studies and will devote 20% of the fellowship time to personal research.
For full details and applications, see https://www.doaks.org/about/employment/post-doctoral-fellow-in-byzantine-art-archaeology-image-collections-and-fieldwork-archives-icfa-dumbarton-oaks-research-library
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA
Dumbarton Oaks is a Harvard research institute, museum, library, and historic garden in Washington, D.C. The institute supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies. The Museum is renowned for its world-class Byzantine and Pre-Columbian collections, and select works of European art. The Museum, open six days/week free of charge, has close ties to local and Harvard communities and engages scholars and visitors from all over the world through exhibitions, gallery talks, and class visits. Dumbarton Oaks is a vibrant home of the humanities with an overarching mission of communicating the value of culture and advanced research to the broadest possible public.
The Museum Director will lead the Museum team in planning and delivering innovative exhibits that will highlight the Dumbarton Oaks collections and may include collaborations with the three programs of study and the library, rare book, and image collections. The Museum Director will oversee long-term exhibition planning, budget, and all aspects of Museum operations, in close conjunction with other departments of Dumbarton Oaks. The ideal candidate will combine deep knowledge of at least one area of the Dumbarton Oaks collections with the promise of strong leadership and a proven record of collaboration. The incumbent will join Dumbarton Oaks at an exciting time of expansion of both our academic and our public programs and will be encouraged to foster links between the Museum and the research institute, help develop new educational programs for DC students, and provide open and free access to the collections through digital initiatives.
For full details and online application, see DO’s website.
Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
Deadline: 10 March 2019
The Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies of the Greek Department at KU Leuven is seeking a PhD candidate, to work on a research project investigating the political application of biblical exegesis at the Byzantine court of the ninth to eleventh centuries. The successful candidate will prepare a dissertation, which will be a joint degree from KU Leuven (main institution) and the Universität zu Köln. The supervisors will be professors Reinhart Ceulemans and Claudia Sode.
The position opened now is a two-year full-time appointment at Leuven (starting date: 1 October 2019 at the latest). Additional funding will be solicited once the fellowship has started.
A full version of the job description can be found on https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55010753. The deadline is 10 March 2019.
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Central European University (Budapest/Vienna)
Deadline: 15 February 2019
The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field of Byzantine Studies, with the ability to teach subjects and supervise theses at the MA and PhD levels in a broad chronological range from ca. 500 to 1500, or even beyond.
For full details, see CEU’s website.
University of Cyprus
Deadline: 11 February 2019
The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenure–track academic position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, in the field of «Byzantine History, 4th-15th c.».
For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required. Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage: www.ucy.ac.cy/acad.staff.procedures.
The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish. For the above position knowledge of Greek is necessary. In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the candidate’s and the Department’s responsibility to ensure that the candidate acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language. Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.
For full information, see https://www.ucy.ac.cy/hr/documents/akdm_kenes_theseis/ISA/Aggliki_prokiriksi_ISA_9.11.2018.pdf