Program Coordinator for Byzantine Studies — Dumbarton Oaks

Employment opportunity via Dumbarton Oaks:

Program Coordinator for Byzantine Studies — Dumbarton Oaks (doaks.org)

Summary

Dumbarton Oaks is a leading research center in Byzantine Studies affiliated with Harvard University. The institute has a research library that is a point of reference for the field, world-renowned museum collections and a historic garden open to the public. The Byzantine Studies Program plays a central role within Dumbarton Oaks’ mission by supporting the highly international fellowship program, as well as visits by faculty and students from Harvard and other universities, and a distinguished roster of visiting scholars. The program hosts a wide variety of scholarly events, such as public lectures, workshops, colloquia, and symposia. The program also runs one or more summer schools every year. Under the direction of the Director, the Program Coordinator will support all the activities of the Byzantine Studies Program, working collaboratively with colleagues in the Library, Events, IT, Academic Programs, Communications, and Publications departments.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with great communication and organizational skills and a passion for the humanities, who is interested in a career in academic or cultural institutions and enjoys managing and supporting scholarly programs and events in a stimulating and highly collaborative and collegial environment.

For more information and how to apply, see the website: https://www.doaks.org/about/employment/program-coordinator-for-byzantine-studies

Assistant Professor of Art History (tenure track), Clark University

Assistant Professor of Art History (tenure track), Clark University

Art Historian in Art/ Archaeology of the Ancient or Medieval Mediterranean World, including North Africa. Assistant Professor, tenure track. Requirements: Ph.D. in Art History or Archaeology, teaching experience, and active research record. Teaching requirements are 4 undergraduate courses per year (2/2), including introductory courses and upper-level seminars in the area of expertise, as well as contributing to core courses in the art history major. Clark University, Worcester, MA is a private, liberal arts & sciences research university offering an undergraduate degree in art history in the context of a multi-disciplinary Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will be able to incorporate their own research interests into the classroom curriculum, and to mentor, advise, and generate enthusiasm among art history majors and students in related arts disciplines. Research experience that brings critical approaches to the study of ancient or medieval art of the Mediterranean world is highly desirable, and may involve topics such as: colonialism/anti-colonialism; migration and translation; gender in built environments and/or artworks; material culture and issues of cultural assimilation; race and ethnicity; museum and cultural heritage issues surrounding ancient art. As a secondary field, we are interested in candidates who use innovative digital tools in their research programs, but this is not a requirement. Clark University is an institutional member of the Worcester Art Museum, allowing students and faculty first-hand study of ancient and medieval artworks and artifacts.

We ask that you submit the following items:

– a cover letter;
– curriculum vitae;
– names and contact information for three references;
– statement describing how you address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and
challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups, based on race/ethnicity, women, veterans, people with disabilities or other groups that have been historically excluded from higher education. Please offer your thoughts on how you would address these issues in your future role as a faculty member at Clark. This may include research, teaching/pedagogy, mentoring, service to the profession and community outreach (1 page maximum).

Application deadline is: December 1, 2022

Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This dedication to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city. The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

 

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR, Two Positions for 2023-2024

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
Two Positions for 2023-2024

Deadline: October 31, 2022
Term: Early September 2023 to end of May 2024.

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.
Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and by joining School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/uploads/general/Past_Whitehead_Offerings.pdf

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31, 2022, deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.
Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse and dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (northern Greece, western Greece, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application: On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials online:
·   Brief statement of interest (1 page)
·   Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including list of publications
·   Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
·   Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
·   Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece
Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.
Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the “Send Request Now” button on the online application form.

The appointments will be announced by January 15, 2023.

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.

Job: Assistant Professor position in Premodern Art, Architecture, and/or Visual or Material Culture, ca. 400-1400 CE

Assistant Professor position in Premodern Art, Architecture, and/or Visual or Material Culture, ca. 400-1400 CE
Application deadline: Nov 30, 2022
The Department of Art History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Premodern Art, Architecture, and/or Visual or Material Culture, ca. 400–1400 CE.
We welcome applications from candidates working in any region or cultural area. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda who is committed to innovative methodologies applicable to the broader discipline of art history. The successful applicant will diversify our course offerings, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, will complement existing faculty scholarship, and will contribute to interdisciplinary strengths within and beyond the Art History Department. This position is expected to begin August 2023.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and show exceptional scholarly promise. Interested candidates should provide: 1) a cover letter that includes a discussion of research and teaching as well as their experience or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through activities such as fostering an inclusive classroom environment or incorporating diverse perspectives in their own scholarship, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples, at least one of which should be a chapter from a dissertation or book manuscript, and 4) the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted in a system-generated email to provide letters. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-in-premodern-art/1209/37579805168 . Deadline for applications is November 30, 2022. Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Massari, massari@usc.edu .
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Job: Assistant Professor in Art History, Rice University

Assistant Professor in Art History
Rice University: School of Humanities: Art History
Houston, Texas

Deadline
Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description
The Department of Art History at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of medieval art and/or architecture, broadly defined. We are interested in scholars working on art from roughly 400-1400, without restriction to culture or region. Successful candidates will have a record of publication and service commensurate with their career stage and be alert to diverse methodological approaches to the study of art and/or architecture from this period.

Scholars working within transcultural frameworks are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those whose work might intersect with that being done in interdisciplinary programs and centers at Rice, including (but not limited to) those in Medical Humanities, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Environmental Studies, African and African American Studies, and the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

The department offers programs of study leading to both the BA and PhD degrees. The new hire will teach four courses each academic year, covering a range of topics from area surveys to graduate-level courses on specialized subjects of their choice. The hire will also supervise undergraduate independent studies and honors theses, and mentor doctoral students.

Rice University is a highly selective private research university located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. It is located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic museum district, where nearby museums including the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston offer ample opportunities for collaboration. Rice offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. It consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities.

A PhD in Art History or related field is required by the position’s start on July 1, 2023. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and two samples of scholarly work online via Interfolio. For fullest consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 15, 2022.

Assistant Professor of Art History (tenure track), Clark University

Assistant Professor of Art History (tenure track), Clark University

Job listing:
Art Historian in Art/ Archaeology of the Ancient or Medieval Mediterranean World, including North Africa. Assistant Professor, tenure track. Requirements: Ph.D. in Art History or Archaeology, teaching experience, and active research record. Teaching requirements are 4 undergraduate courses per year (2/2), including introductory courses and upper-level seminars in the area of expertise, as well as contributing to core courses in the art history major. Clark University, Worcester, MA is a private, liberal arts & sciences research university offering an undergraduate degree in art history in the context of a multi-disciplinary Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will be able to incorporate their own research interests into the classroom curriculum, and to mentor, advise, and generate enthusiasm among art history majors and students in related arts disciplines. Research experience that brings critical approaches to the study of ancient or medieval art of the Mediterranean world is highly desirable, and may involve topics such as: colonialism/anti-colonialism; migration and translation; gender in built environments and/or artworks; material culture and issues of cultural assimilation; race and ethnicity; museum and cultural heritage issues surrounding ancient art. As a secondary field, we are interested in candidates who use innovative digital tools in their research programs, but this is not a requirement. Clark University is an institutional member of the Worcester Art Museum, allowing students and faculty first-hand study of ancient and medieval artworks and artifacts.
We ask that you submit the following items:
– a cover letter;
– curriculum vitae;
– names and contact information for three references;
– statement describing how you address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and
challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups, based on race/ethnicity, women, veterans, people with disabilities or other groups that have been historically excluded from higher education. Please offer your thoughts on how you would address these issues in your future role as a faculty member at Clark. This may include research, teaching/pedagogy, mentoring, service to the profession and community outreach (1 page maximum).
Application deadline is: December 1, 2022
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This dedication to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city. The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Post-doc for 2 years+1 in a research project on ancient invectives

Via Rafał Toczko

I am searching for a person with PhD in classics or similar, with expertise in ancient or late antique Greek literature to work with me as a postdoc in the project “The History and Rhetoric of Invectives in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Polemics” funded by National Science Centre in Poland.

Some familiarity with the field of digital humanities would be welcomed as I plan to build a Database of Ancient Invective, that may be a bit similar to our previous project based in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, namely Scrinium Augustini: www.scrinium.umk.pl.

My project asks questions concerning the nature, form and content of the invectives used in real-life polemics, starting in seventh-century BC Greece and finishing in the Christian Roman Empire of the fifth century AD. It is designed as the largest-in-scope answer to the question of how ancient and early Christian orators and writers personally attacked, offended and denigrated their adversaries. The project has two objectives: the first is to identify all the instances of invective present in oratory and polemical literature written both in Greek and in Latin, and collect their records in a searchable digital database; and the second is to analyse both quantitively and qualitatively the rhetoric of the material, searching for structural patterns, and stylistic and thematic idiosyncrasies and continuities; reflecting on cultural background and influences; and measuring and assessing the intensity and effectiveness of given invectives.

The need for this project was born from the observation that we lack a comprehensive, comparative study of ancient and late antique invective as a distinctive literary and cultural phenomenon. I would like to check the validity of four specific hypotheses: (1) the models of invective known from the most authoritative literary fiction (epic, drama) influenced the practice of real-life polemics; (2) the models of invective found in the most influential non-Christian writers (Demosthenes and Cicero) are shaping the later history of invective, also Christian; (3) Christian writers used a less intense invective in polemic and reached for it less often than non-Christian writers; and (4) each author often engaging in polemic has developed his own pattern of invective that is recurrent in his writings.

The perfect candidate would be willing to join me in Toruń, but I do not exclude the possibility of working on-line and meet in Toruń only on some occasions.

The contract will be for the position of Postdoc – Research Adjunct at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Classical Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń for a period of 24 months with the possibility of extension for another 12 months and is supposed to begin this November. The deadline for sending the applications is 2022-10-08.

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR, Two Positions for 2023-2024

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
Two Positions for 2023-2024
 
Deadline: October 31, 2022
 
Term: Early September 2023 to end of May 2024.
 
Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.
 
Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and by joining School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/uploads/general/Past_Whitehead_Offerings.pdf
 
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31, 2022, deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.
 
Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse and dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (northern Greece, western Greece, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.
 
Application: On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials online:
· Brief statement of interest (1 page)
· Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including list of publications
· Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
· Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
· Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece
 
Link to online application form: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form
 
Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.
 
Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the “Send Request Now” button on the online application form.
The appointments will be announced by January 15, 2023.

Library of Congress South Slavic and Greek specialist position

A position has been opened to hire a qualified librarian in the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic & Slavic Division. Please see the links to the posting below on usajobs.gov and on the Library’s webpage. The posting is open to the public and closes July 28, 2022.

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/660474900

https://www.loc.gov/item/careers/librarian-vacancyvar001912/

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to communicate in one of the South Slavic languages (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, or Slovene), Greek, and English.**

Ability to acquire library materials and/or create bibliographic metadata, following established rules, practices, and procedures. **

Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.**

Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or metadata rules, practices, and procedures.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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