Postdocs in the History of Science and Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton NJ) is offering two postdocs in  History of Science and Medieval Studies.

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests is the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history. Support is available each year for one scholar in music studies. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and influential publications are required.

For the current admission cycle, two postdoctoral fellowships in the disciplines of History of Science and Medieval Studies will also be available. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have received their Ph.D. degrees after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022. Postdoc fellowships are for one year and renewable for a second. Residence in Princeton during term time for both members and postdoc fellowships is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their research. Scholars can find further information in the announcement on the web at https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement or on the School’s website, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540, or by email address: hsappquery@ias.edu.

Deadline: 15 October 2022.

Job Opening: Editorial Assistant for Studies in Late Antiquity

Job Opening: Editorial Assistant for Studies in Late Antiquity

To apply, click:
<https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/14999/editorial-assistant/job>
To learn more about the journal, click: <https://online.ucpress.edu/sla>

Studies in Late Antiquity (SLA) is a journal that provides a forum for scholarly research on global Late Antiquity (150 – 750 CE). This field-leading, international journal is published quarterly by University of California Press and is currently operated at Princeton University. We seek an editorial assistant for SLA who will oversee editorial management of the day-to-day operations of the journal. A cover letter is required as part of the application process and can be submitted as an iFORM. This is a one-year term position, subject to renewal based on performance and funding.

Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the editorial assistant will include coordinating the peer-review, copy-editing, production and publication processes of the journal. In addition, the editorial assistant will provide organizational and logistical support for the senior Editorial team of the journal, including oversight of the book-review team, coordination of bi-annual meetings of the Editorial Board, and promotion of the journal.

Qualifications
PhD and minimum one year of experience
Proficiency in several editorial computer packages
Skills and knowledge in relevant research, editorial, and administrative software
Knowledge of the study of the ancient Mediterranean and West Asian world from one or more disciplinary perspectives (e.g., history, art history, archaeology, comparative literature, religious studies, linguistics)
Experience conducting historical research
Ability to work collaboratively with scholars, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and in various fields and departments
Ability to multi-task and manage projects in accordance with appropriate timelines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills and experience in editing, copyediting, proofreading, and managing the editorial process
Multilingual a plus, especially in one or more languages of modern scholarship (e.g., German, French, Italian, Hebrew) and one or more languages of the ancient or late ancient world (e.g., Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic)

For full consideration, please apply by June 30, 2022.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours: 18.13
Eligible for Overtime: No
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Dumbarton Oaks Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Coins

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Coins

Dumbarton Oaks invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with the museum team on projects relating to cataloging, publication, and exhibition of the coin collection. The successful candidate will receive training in digital cataloging, collections management, and exhibition planning. They will catalogue the newly acquired Mansfield and Shaw collections of early Byzantine coins, describing, recording, and publishing these coins in the Online Coin Catalogue. They will also work with the Collections Manager and Registrar to accession and house the coins. Building on the work of nomisma.org the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be involved in the establishment of a federated database to catalogue and digitize Byzantine coin holdings in various collections worldwide. In partnership with the Associate Curator and the Manager of Exhibitions, they will help to create temporary exhibits of the coin collection and take part in the planning and execution of educational activities. The fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in digital humanities, museum curation, and collections-based education. The Fellow will participate fully in Dumbarton Oaks’ dynamic community of scholars and programming in Byzantine Studies and will devote 20% of the fellowship time to personal research.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022

Position Available: Programs Assistant (Princeton, NJ, remote)

Position Available:
Programs Assistant
 
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution, is seeking a qualified individual to work for the U.S. administrative office of the School based in Princeton, NJ. This office facilitates the academic governance of the School, as carried out by a consortium of nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and their representatives, the School’s Managing Committee. The office also manages applicants to programs and fellowship opportunities at the School, as well as Cooperating Institution business and receipt of dues. Work will be conducted remotely. No relocation necessary. Position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, year-round, beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States.

The principal duties of the Programs Assistant will involve general clerical support and support for the Managing Committee. Clerical duties include general correspondence, preparation of meeting materials, mailings, and database entry (as needed). Support for the Managing Committee includes compilation and distribution of applications to committees, as well as correspondence with applicants, School members, staff, and Managing Committee members. This position reports to the Programs Administrator. The anticipated salary for this position is $20,000 per year.

Minimum requirements
Bachelor’s Degree. General background in office administration activities preferred. Excellent communication skills required, both verbally and in writing, with strong customer service orientation. Strong self-motivation skills. Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Preference may be given to applicants familiar with the structure and organization of the American School of Classical Studies and its programs.

The American School of Classical Studies is an EO/AA employer. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and names of two recommenders as part of the online application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/c0715590-f37c-44ad-aaac-b72325e05ea6/programs-assistant-application

Inquiries can be directed to Alicia Dissinger, the Programs Administrator, at adissinger@ascsa.org.

Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin mid-June.

Position Available: Hesperia, Editorial Assistant (Princeton, NJ)

Position Available:
Hesperia, Editorial Assistant
ASCSA Publications Office 
 
The Publications Office of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, in Princeton, NJ, has a part-time opening for a well-organized and highly motivated individual to support the Editor and Assistant Editor of Hesperia in all stages of production for the ASCSA’s award-winning journal on Greek archaeology and material culture.

The Editorial Assistant will be part of a small, friendly team that works closely with authors to produce scholarly publications of the highest quality. Responsibilities include conducting bibliographical research and formatting, performing artwork assessments, converting manuscripts for production, proofreading, and liaising directly with authors, as well as other production tasks as requested by the Editor.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Classical Studies, Archaeology, or a related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Familiarity with applying author and style guidelines (e.g., the Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Proficiency in Ancient Greek (minimum two semesters)
  • Computer literacy and the ability to work in an electronic workflow
Preferred:
  • Previous experience in an editorial role
  • Knowledge or experience with ASCSA Publications Author Guidelines
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign
The Hesperia Editorial Assistant reports directly to the Editor of Hesperia, with the ability to work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement at the Princeton, NJ, office. The position is 17 hours per week, year-round, with an annual salary of $20,000. Applicants must already have the legal right to work in the United States.

Prospective applicants should submit a cover letter and resume (in PDF format), as well as the names of two individuals willing to serve as references, online at: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/656006a2-2e28-45cd-b7bc-5dc62bb67715/hesperia-editorial-assistant

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 3, 2022. The position begins July 1, 2022.

Call for Applications: Part-time Research Opportunity (Medieval Ukraine) at the Index of Medieval Art

The Index of Medieval Art invites applications for a four-month, remote, part-time research position to assist in incorporating key mosaics and paintings of medieval Kyiv into the Index database. This position is made possible by a 2022 Flash Grant from the Princeton University Humanities Council and consists of a $5,000 honorarium to be directed to the scholar.

The successful applicant should have relevant training in art history, preferably with a medievalist background, and should hold a doctorate or have completed all but the dissertation. Applicants may be of any nationality, but preference will be given to a scholar whose work has been disrupted by the crisis in Ukraine. A reading knowledge of Russian and Ukrainian is preferable.

The work position will require roughly two days a week of remote work over a four-month period, beginning in summer of 2022. The successful applicant will work with the Index research staff to catalogue Ukrainian monuments, beginning with the cathedral of St. Sophia in Kyiv. They will be trained in Index norms in cataloging the monumental structure, describing the iconography of its paintings and mosaics, transcribing inscriptions, and adding bibliographic citations, Index subjects, and other metadata. Staff guidance and scans of the relevant print material will be provided. The timeline for this work is somewhat flexible but must be completed by the end of the funded period, December 31, 2022.

To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to marossi@princeton.edu and ppatton@princeton.edu by June 1, 2022

Research Fellow at UCL – Hexameters Beyond the Canon: New Poetry on Papyri from Roman and Byzantine Egypt

The Department of Greek and Latin, University College London, is looking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the project Hexameters Beyond the Canon: New Poetry on Papyri from Roman and Byzantine Egypt (https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FW003554%2F1). The Research Fellow will catalogue and produce editions of unpublished hexameter papyri from Oxyrhynchus, input data to the project’s website and digital archive, contribute to the revision of editions by other scholars, take part in regular meetings, help organize events connected with the grant, and participate in outreach activities.

The position is available from 1 June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is funded until 31 March 2026. The salary for this post is at Grade 7, commencing at £36,770 p.a., inclusive of London weighting if the post-holder is based in London. A job description and person specification are available on the UCL jobs website (https://static.wcn.co.uk/company/ucl/search_engine.html Ref. No.: 1883182).

Applications, which should include a CV and a personal statement indicating the candidate’s suitability for the post, should be made online via the UCL jobs website and should arrive by 23:59 on 24 May 2022. Please also arrange for two academic referees to write confidentially to Mr Robbie Macaulay (robbie.macaulay@ucl.ac.uk) by the closing date.

Informal enquiries may be made to N. Gonis (n.gonis@ucl.ac.uk).

Three positions at Sapienza University

Three positions in Papyrology/Greek Palaeography, one specifically devoted to Digital Humanities, are currently open at Sapienza University of Rome:

1) Assegnista di ricerca (no PhD required)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Simboli grafici nei papiri documentari greci (V-VII AD)
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188967

2) Assegnista di ricerca (Post-Doc)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Analisi paleografica, diplomatistica e storico-critica di papiri documentari greci (V-VII AD)
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188968

3) Assegnista di ricerca (Post-Doc)
Duration: one year
Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Project: Strumenti, risorse, ambienti digitali e open science in papirologia, paleografia e nella ricerca storica condotta su fonti documentarie tardoantiche e altomedievali
Deadline: 08/05/2022
https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/dettaglio_bando/188969

Job: The Bible in Middle Byzantine Hagiography

A job opening for a PhD position in the framework of The Bible in Middle Byzantine Hagiography project has been posted on the websites of both sponsoring institutions:

https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/grieks/onderzoek/bible-hagiography

https://ifa.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/forschung/byzantinistik-und-neugriechische-philologie-forschung/drittmittel-projekte/the-bible-in-middle-byzantine-hagiography

2 Post-doc positions: “Commentary on John of Ephesus’s Ecclesiastical History”

Within the project “Commentary on John of Ephesus’s Ecclesiastical History” (directed by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Leppin) financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Historisches Seminar, department Alte Geschichte, we invite applications for 2 post-graduate positions as

Post-doctoral Researchers (m/f/d)
(E13 TV-G-U)

The full-time positions are to be filled from 1st October 2022 onwards, limited to 36 months. An application for an extension of the project beyond the 36 months is planned. The salary is based on the job characteristics of the collective bargaining agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

The project will integrate historical and theological research on the Ecclesiastical History in a new critical edition, translation, and comprehensive commentary on the third part of this work. Open access digital and print versions of the edition, translation, and commentary are planned and preliminary digital publications in several repositories will invite feedback from the scholarly community during the course of the project. Collaboration with several digital humanities projects will also result in a suite of didactic aids to support students and scholars learning Syriac. For further information, please contact h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

We are looking for candidates with a scientific university degree and an excellent doctorate in Ancient Christianity, Ancient History, Classical Philology, History of Religion, Semitic Philology, Ancient Judaism, or related fields, very good knowledge of English as well as sufficient knowledge of Latin, ancient Greek and Syriac.

Please submit your complete application as PDF file with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of your final university degrees, a copy of your doctoral thesis and up to three further publications, and statements on your knowledge of ancient languages no later than 30th April 2022 in electronic form to h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Any costs in connection with a job interview can unfortunately not be covered.

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