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.

VAP position at UC Irvine

The Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, with an emphasis on teaching. Applicants from all geographical and chronological specialties in the History of Art will be considered. Preferred areas of expertise include but are not limited to: transatlantic early modern art, medieval art, byzantine art, Southeast Asian art, or ancient Egyptian. Successful candidates should demonstrate ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses (4 courses across three quarters):

https://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofhumanities/departmentofarthistory/#courseinventory

The recruited candidate will also be responsible for student mentorship and participating in the Department’s 4+1 MA program.

The position is for a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) beginning July 01, 2022. Ph.D. completion required by June 30, 2022. Please submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching statement, one relevant course syllabus, contact information for three referees, and a diversity statement, all preferably in PDF format, attached to an email to escalanr@uci.edu. Application deadline: July 15, 2022. The salary for this position is $76,800 and is benefits eligible.

The application letter (2-3 pages) should detail the candidate’s specific area(s) of expertise, describing their contributions to the field of Art History.

The teaching statement (1 page) should:

  1. Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date as well as mentorship to others in their line of research.
  2. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, and how they will engage in effective teaching strategies; see https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/teachstatement/
  3. Provide evidence of effectiveness of previous teaching.

The Diversity Statement (1 page) should:

  1. Indicate how the candidate demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically under- represented or economically disadvantaged groups, and of benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
  2. Provide evidence (if any) of the candidate’s track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.

The Department of Art History at UC Irvine currently offers a B.A. degree in Art History, an undergraduate minor in Art History, an undergraduate minor in Archaeology, an MA in the Art History 4+1 MA program, and Ph.D. through the doctoral program in Visual Studies.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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.

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