Job: Assistant Research Scholar, Digital Projects

Assistant Research Scholar, Digital Projects
New York University: NYU – NY: Division of Libraries
Location: New York, NY
Open Date: Nov 17, 2021
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Description
The Library of Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University seeks an Assistant Research Scholar (ARS) to help develop and support its growing portfolio of digital projects and services and to participate in the scholarly life of the ISAW community. A key component of the ISAW Library’s mission is to provide access to and support for new and innovative forms of digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and pedagogy in ancient studies. The ARS will help the ISAW Library fulfill this charge by collaborating with a diverse group of academic professionals at ISAW and other schools and divisions of NYU on the development and support of some or all of the following types of projects and services: digital libraries; digital publications; open linked-data projects; digital mapping; archaeological databases; and the digital preservation of ancient studies data and scholarship. The ARS will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and support of digital humanities curricula and public programming at ISAW. Finally, in addition to publishing and presenting on ISAW digital projects and services in appropriate academic and industry venues, the Assistant or Associate Research Scholar will be encouraged to pursue an independent research agenda in any area of ancient studies, information science, digital humanities, or at the intersection of any of these fields.

Term
The Assistant Research Scholar is a full-time continuing appointment, reporting to the Head of the ISAW Library.

Duties
Under the supervision of the Head of the ISAW Library, the Assistant Research Scholar will:

  • Participate in the planning, implementation, support, and ongoing development of ISAW digital projects and services
  • Write and document code for ISAW digital projects, databases, and web applications
  • Work closely with ISAW colleagues, staff, and faculty to help develop and provide high-quality instruction and research support for the ISAW community
  • Contribute to the design and supervision of internships and graduate student practica at ISAW related to digital projects, computational humanities, digital libraries, and digital publishing
  • Participate in the identification of, application to, and fulfillment of grant-funded projects related to the digital humanities, digital libraries, and/or digital publishing
  • Participate in the planning and organization of public programming related to the digital humanities, digital libraries, and/or digital publishing

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a field related to ISAW’s academic mission or an MLIS
  • Experience with metadata processing, batch-loading, and transformation tools, such as MarcEdit, Oxygen XML Editor, OpenRefine, or other similar tools
  • Familiarity with a programming language, such as Python, R, Java, and/or Ruby
  • Familiarity with collaborative open-source development using tools such as GitHub
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in resource description, access, and open scholarly practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, project management, and instructional skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team of mixed professionals in an academic environment

Preferred not required:

  • A PhD in a field related to ISAW’s academic mission
  • Two or more years of experience with a digital humanities research or resource project
  • Familiarity with metadata in a digital library environment and/or traditional MARC-based systems
  • Experience with library uses of non-MARC metadata schemas and their applications, such as Linked Open Data (LOD), MODS, RDF, and XML
  • Experience with digital mapping and major tools (e.g., QGIS, ArcGIS, Leaflet)
  • Experience with digital imaging and on-line dissemination of imagery (e.g., IIIF)
  • Ability to work with a web framework (e.g., Flask, Django, Ruby on Rails) or a static website generator (e.g., Jekyll)
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the modern or ancient languages relevant to the areas of study at ISAW
  • Experience in archaeological field projects, museum curation, or other types of material culture projects

Application Instructions
We would love to hear from you! To ensure consideration, submit your resume and letter of application, including the contact information of three professional references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art/Archaeology, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

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, including extensive material relating to the art and architecture of the late Antique and Medieval eastern Mediterranean. Dumbarton Oaks invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to join a team working to create comprehensive access to photographic and archival documentation of the Byzantine world held by ICFA.

The Post-Doctoral 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 Studies Program and will work closely with staff and Dumbarton Oaks researchers. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist the Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) with processing, cataloging, and interpreting these collections. To date, much of the exhaustive documentation produced by the Byzantine Institute of America, including its work at Hagia Sophia, has been published in Harvard’s HOLLIS Images platform alongside documentation of San Marco in Venice and late Antique and medieval monuments in Syria. Collections awaiting online publication include extensive architectural studies of Hagia Sophia created by Robert van Nice, photographic documentation of monuments in Anatolia, the Levant and North Africa, and mosaics throughout the north Adriatic. Dumbarton Oaks is contributing content to open access platforms and is also exploring artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision techniques to enhance access to photographic collections. Outcomes of the fellowship may include scholarly publications on Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology as well as contributions to digital humanities and further expansion of the online gateway to the Byzantine collections of ICFA. This fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in special collections and digital technologies while benefiting from the unique resources of Dumbarton Oaks. 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Art History or Archaeology with a specialization in Byzantine Studies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Byzantine art and architecture through archaeological excavation, museum curation, or other demonstrable close study and engagement.
  • Excellent research skills, particularly in the use of archival and photographic collections.

Preferred

  • Experience in a research library, archive, special collection, museum, or comparable environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience using relational databases, collection management software, and electronic library resources.
  • Experience with digital photography or digitization of photographs, slides, negatives, and other media, including photo editing software.

Term

This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have access to the outstanding resources of the institute and become part of the larger research community at Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $65,000 per year and the health insurance plan available to Fellows.

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2022, to FellowshipPrograms@doaks.org. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, a statement of interest describing their professional and academic experience (1000 words) and should secure two letters of recommendation, to be sent under separate cover directly by the recommender to: FellowshipPrograms@doaks.org. The Fellowship will begin on July 1, 2022. Applicants must have fulfilled all the requirements for the PhD by the time of application and must have received the PhD no later than June 30, 2022, and no earlier than July 31, 2018.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Executive Director, The Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/
Executive Director

The Board seeks an arts professional to lead all museum exhibitions, programming, curatorial and collections management functions; maximize fundraising and museum & online attendance; and develop relationships with collectors, curators, gallerists, educators, researchers and museum professionals nationally and internationally.

Located in Clinton, MA, the Museum of Russian Icons was created by the late collector and business leader Gordon Lankton in 2004, opened to the public in 2006, and today hosts a distinctive, world-class, thematically-based art collection of more than 1,000 objects. It is also home to the Center for Icon Studies (https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/center-icon-studies/), the research arm of the Museum, which publishes the peer-reviewed online Journal of Icon Studies (https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/jis/). Open to the public four days a week, the Museum organizes its own exhibitions from the permanent collection and also hosts visiting exhibitions from other museums and collections. It has an annual budget of $1.1 million, a 10-member Board, 14 staff and 15 volunteers, about 450 members and annual attendance of about 11,000.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medieval History/Literature, University of Oslo

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is associated with the project ‘Narrative Hierarchies: Minor Characters in Byzantine and Medieval History Writing’ (grant nr. 324754) https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/narrative-hierarchies/index.html. The candidate is expected to carry out research as part of the main project.’

The position is available for a period of 2 years (full time).

The position may be extended for a third year, involving a research stay outside of Norway, subject to the successful acquisition of additional funding from the Research Council of Norway (Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows: https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2019/personal-overseas-research-grant-for-doctoral-and-post-doctoral-fellows/).

This project aims to explore medieval power and gender relations in historiographical narrative. In medieval histories, kings, emperors, and other elite men typically occupy more prominent roles than labourers, women, eunuchs, slaves, soldiers, and foreigners. The unevenness with which attention, space, and importance are distributed between different types of characters produces hierarchies within these narratives. This research project sets out to analyse these narrative hierarchies, with a particular focus on non-elite and non-male minor characters.

The PI’s work will focus on a corpus of late Byzantine (c. 1200 – c. 1460) histories. Parallel to this work, the successful postdoctoral fellow, the PI, and external collaborators will explore several other contemporary historiographical traditions. These transhistorical studies will aim both to create a framework by which the study of Byzantine history writing can be meaningfully placed in conversation with wider medieval traditions of history writing and narrative and to reflect on the Byzantine tradition’s idiosyncrasies.

A detailed project description is available for applicants on request (please contact Matthew Kinloch: https://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/people/aca/history-of-ideas/temporary/mattheki/index.html).

JOB: Director, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri

The award-winning Museum of Art & Archaeology (MAA), fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, features work from diverse aesthetic and cultural origins encompassing over 6,000 years of human history on six continents. The over 16,000 items in the MAA include extensive materials from the ancient Mediterranean and Byzantine eras; European and American fine art from the 13th century to the present, including a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of European paintings; objects representing Asian, African, Oceanic, and ancient American cultures; and assemblages excavated by MAA-led archaeological missions.

The Director will be charged with developing an innovative vision and executing a strategic plan to generate and implement an educational and curatorial mission for a twenty-first-century land grant university museum. This is an exciting moment in the history of the museum as it moves into the historic Ellis Library at the heart of campus and prepares for a period of revitalization and growth.

Open Position: Summer 2023, Summer Session Director, Deadline Jan. 31

DIRECTOR OF THE ASCSA SUMMER SESSION
GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSOR(S)
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Summer Session (traditional six-week program): One Position

Term: Summer 2023

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Gertrude Smith Professors should have at least some knowledge of modern Greek and the ability to be engaging, organized, flexible and positive under often-demanding conditions. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, and languages are encouraged to apply.

Description: See more information about the ASCSA Summer Session: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/summer-session

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses within a pre-approved budget, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation: Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15. See the policy.

Application: An online application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support. More information can be found at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/about/staff/positions-available

Inquiries can be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions Chair, Elizabeth Baltes
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

Call for Applications: “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”

Job advertisement
Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there are at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz 6 positions for doctoral research associates (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 FTE) to be filled by 1st April 2022 for a contract period of three years.
Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, Early Modern Church History, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology.
The goal of the Research Training Group is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period. With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception will be explored via four thematic areas:
1. Strategies of justification and legitimation
2. Conceptualizations of persons and groups
3. Rituals and worship
4. Knowledge and infrastructure
A thorough description of the research program and the emphases of the participating disciplines is available on the homepage [https://grk-byzanz-wars.uni-mainz.de]. The prospective dissertation project must address at least one of these thematic areas as well as be housed within one of the participating disciplines. The primary criterion for the evaluation of applications is the originality and quality of the research project summarized in the exposé. Suitable candidates can also apply on the basis of suggested topics – a selection of possible dissertation topics is likewise to be found on the homepage [https://grk-byzanz-wars.uni-mainz.de/job-advertisements/]
Upon acceptance the graduate students are to participate in a structured doctoral program at the JGU Mainz, for which residence in Mainz is required. The Research Training Group offers intensive specialized and interdisciplinary exchange, cross-
disciplinary doctoral supervision by two professors from amongst the participating scholars, praxis-oriented courses directed at public engagement (including through museums), a comprehensive range of key qualifications (e.g. from the sphere of Digital Humanities) and diverse opportunities for international networking.
Requirements for the application include a degree (Magister, M.A. or the equivalent) completed with above-average marks in a participating or related field as well as openness to interdisciplinary work.
The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf
(in German or English):
A letter of application (one page)
An outline of the planned dissertation project (two pages)
A curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable), degree diplomas, certificates of scholarly activities
Master’s Thesis (or equivalent)
The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is keen on increasing the proportion of women within the sphere of scholarship and therefore especially welcomes applications from female researchers. Please refer to any disability status in the application.
For subject-related questions please direct your queries to the corresponding specialists of the Research Training Group, other questions to the Spokes-person.
The application deadline ends by 3rd January 2022.
The application materials along with two letters of recommendation from university-level instructors, who should submit their letters separately, are to be addressed to the Spokesperson of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch, (address: grk2304@uni-mainz.de; subject-line: grk2304_Last Name).

Research Assistant, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Research Assistant position has been funded by the Giorgi Family Foundation to assist Andrea Myers Achi, Assistant Curator in The Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters with work related to the Museum’s Early Christian and Byzantine Collections. The primary project through 2024 will be the completion of the organization, installation and deinstallation of the exhibition “Africa and Byzantium” (working title) that opens October 30, 2023. The show will explore translations of Byzantine art and culture by local and foreign artists working in Africa from the fourth through fifteenth centuries and beyond. Additionally, the Research Assistant will be involved with the continuing development of the organization of the Museum’s Byzantine Egyptian collections; and assisting with the maintenance of the Early Christian and Byzantine portions of the Medieval Department’s permanent galleries. All of this is done in collaboration with C. Griffith Mann, Michel David -Weill Curator in Charge of the Department and other curators as relevant.

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