4-year post-doc in Greek philology and palaeography at Venice (ERC project PURA)

The ERC project Purism in Antiquity: Theories of Language in Greek Atticist Lexica and their Legacy (PURA: https://www.unive.it/pura), based at the Department of Humanities of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is seeking a post-doc in Greek philology with an expertise in palaeography and the history of the circulation of Greek manuscripts in the West.
The post-doc will be required to undertake research on the manuscript transmission and circulation of Atticist lexica (and particularly of Phrynichus’ Eclogue, Pollux’s Onomasticon and Moeris’ Atticist, which have the largest tradition). The outputs of this research are described in the official call: https://www.unive.it/data/12137/#25546228; English version: https://www.unive.it/data/28825/#25546228
The post-doc will run for 4 years (3+1: please note that, for administrative reasons, the job advert states that the job is for 3 years, but in fact the post-doc will run for 4 years subject to evaluation of the candidates’ research activity). The preferred starting date is 1 January 2022, but this may be slightly delayed depending on the successful candidate’s availability. The salary is around 30,000 euros per annum (before taxes).
The call deadline is 1 December 2021, 12pm (Italian time). Applicants will need to have a doctorate by the call deadline.
The ideal candidate will need to have:
– excellent knowledge of the development of Greek and Byzantine philology, and especially the transmission of lexicographical and scholarly materials from ancient to medieval and modern times.
– skills in the use of the reference editions for Atticist lexicography.
– excellent knowledge of the paths of transmission of Greek scholarly texts – especially as concerns Atticist lexica – between Byzantium and the West, as regards both the material production of copies and the impact that the circulation of these texts had on Greek teaching and learning between the 15th and 17th centuries.
For enquiries about the job, please contact the PI, Olga Tribulato: olga.tribulato@unive.it
Enquiries of an administrative nature cannot be answered by the PI and should be sent to ricerca.dsu@unive.it

Application for Byzantine Numismatic Cataloguer and Linked-Open-Data Coordinator

Application for Byzantine Numismatic Cataloguer and Linked-Open-Data Coordinator
The Numismatic Collection of Firestone Library Collections, Princeton University, seeks a specialist to provide detailed description of over five thousand coins of the Byzantine Empire from the newly acquired Donald and Theodotou Collections. The work includes examination of coins, comparison with published descriptions, data entry in a specialized database, and digital photography. Sorting coins into trays and labelling them are included. If time permits, additional related duties may be assigned, including limited supervision of student cataloguers. The position reports to the Curator of Numismatics. The person hired will also be involved in the establishment of a federated database to catalogue and digitize Byzantine coin holdings in various collections worldwide. The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second-year dependent on availability and performance of position holder and availability of funds

Major Responsibilities
*Catalogue the newly acquired Peter J. Donald and Chris Theodotou collections of Byzantine Coins into the Library’s online digital database
*Catalogue other uncatalogued Byzantine coins of the Firestone Library’s numismatic collection, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Antioch Excavation Collection into the Library’s online database and integrate all coins on trays with proper identifying labels
*Work with representatives of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Center and nomisma.org to establish and implement a linked-open data platform for Byzantine coins
*Research and establish unique issue identifiers for Byzantine coins for the period 1204-1453.

Dr. Alan Stahl (Curator of Numismatics) and Donald Thornbury (Head, Technical Services for Special Collections) will mentor and supervise the cataloguer in their daily work, and will hold a joint bi-weekly meeting in which he or she will report on their advancement.

Essential Qualifications
*Advanced degree in History, Classics, Art History or related field, with significant work on Byzantium or the medieval Mediterranean.
*Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and productively with scholarly resources and to meet production goals.
*Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with curatorial and technical staff.
*Must comply with RBSC security procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience with numismatic description.
*Experience with management of structured descriptive data for library resources and for digital databases
*Experience with digital photography and Adobe PhotoShop.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Applications received after December 15, 2021 will not be guaranteed full review.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


Assistant Professor in Art History, Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in collaboration with the School of Art, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Art History. The successful candidate will begin service in this full- time position at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester.
Ph.D. in Art History or related disciplines with specialization in the pre-modern era (pre- 1600) that engages the artistic, visual, and material cultures of Europe in its intersectional encounters with the circum-Mediterranean, circum-Atlantic, or circum-Pacific. Degree must be conferred by August 2022. Successful candidates must demonstrate potential for sustained research and publication, and commitment to continual growth as an educator and researcher within a state university system. Candidates must be committed to quality education, serving diverse student populations, collaboration, and collegiality. The ideal candidate will exhibit familiarity with current trends in Art History, will have a record of effectiveness as an Instructor of Record, and will practice inclusive and equitable pedagogical strategies. The successful candidate will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses within their area(s) of specialization as well as the core curriculum pre- 1400 art history survey course.
The ideal candidate will work in a cross-cultural area of specialization that complements the faculty in our program and other campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives at TTU, such as the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center, the Hispanic World Working Group, and our local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. We are interested in candidates who possess demonstrable interest in art-historical methodology and historiography, and who can incorporate digital humanities or cross-cultural pedagogies. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

TT-Position at Penn State: Early Christianity esp. in Africa and/or Near East

Assistant or Associate Professor in Early Christianity

The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) and the Program in Jewish Studies (https://cams.la.psu.edu ) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (https://psu.edu ), invite applications for the appointment of a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of early Christianity, beginning August 2022, or as agreed upon.

Responsibilities will involve a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The successful candidate is expected to teach broad survey courses that contribute to the General Education curriculum offered jointly by CAMS and Jewish Studies (e.g., New Testament; Early Christianity) and undergraduate courses in early Christian literature, history and special topics at all levels. Research will include the history and literature of early Christianity, with a focus on early Christianity in Africa (i.e., Egypt or Ethiopia) or the Near East where possible. Complementary areas of teaching or research specialization may include material culture, archaeology, race, or gender and sexuality. The department embraces the entire Mediterranean and Near Eastern world in antiquity and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and to the department’s study abroad programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to promote and advance the department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

This position may be filled at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, History, Classics, African Studies or related field in hand by the start date; expertise in one or more relevant ancient language (e.g., Greek, Ethiopic, Coptic, Syriac); evidence of scholarly publication and productivity; and at least two years of undergraduate-level teaching experience. Candidates for Associate Professor must have all aforementioned requirements as well as an additional two (for a minimum of four) years of undergraduate-level teaching experience.

Additional Information: Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including contact information for their three references), a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and a teaching portfolio online at https://hr.psu.edu/careers . In the cover letter, applicants should include a statement describing how they envision helping to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community at Penn State. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online at https://hr.psu.edu/careers . System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5 document limit.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by Zoom.

Job: Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida State University, Open field

Open field, Tenure track

Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida State University



Open October 1, through November 29, 2021



The Department of Art History at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment with a 2/2 teaching load.  The field of specialization is open; we seek a scholar whose research interests will contribute to our faculty strengths and attract new constituents to our programs (BA, MA, PhD). The ideal candidate will demonstrate how their methodological, theoretical, and evidentiary perspectives in research and teaching will intersect and expand departmental activities in medieval, early modern, Ibero-American colonial, Caribbean, contemporary African, African diasporas, modern and contemporary art, the visual cultures of the Americas, our program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS), and in our study-abroad centers in FSU’s International Programs.


Apply Link:  http://www.jobs.fsu.edu/

Job ID#:  50097

Contact Info: Inquiries about this position may be directed to: Adam Jolles, Chair, Department of Art History (ajolles@fsu.edu).

Job: Cappella Romana Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations

Cappella Romana is hiring
Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations
Cappella Romana is seeking to fill a new position of Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations beginning at the earliest 15 October 2021. The director will assist Cappella Romana’s Executive and Musical Directors in developing and executing initiatives to fulfill and support Cappella Romana’s mission: to combine passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music.
The ideal candidate will possess: a) a master’s or doctoral degree with specialization in the music, art, history literature, or theology of the churches and cultures of Eastern Christianity; and b) directorial, managerial, or administrative experience in academic, educational, or cultural organizations.
Please send a letter of application, résumé/CV, and a writing sample of one or more of the following: grant narrative, promotional/blog/fundraising copy, and/or short academic article.
Please send all materials in one PDF to jobs@cappellaromana.org
Initial deadline 6 October 2021; Open until filled.

Job Announcement: Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University

The Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time appointment of a scholar who will hold the 5-year, renewable Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies, starting July 15, 2022. This position is advertised as open rank and will be filled by either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. A candidate for a junior Chair (Assistant or Associate Professor rank) will be a scholar who has a record of scholarly achievements well beyond that normally expected of a faculty member in that rank and who, based on their accomplishments to date, has the clear potential to make an extraordinary contribution to their discipline. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered. Appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor rank is possible.
Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have research expertise either in Greek Language and Literature of the Late Antique and Medieval periods or in the History of Art of the Byzantine era. Additional linguistic or regional expertise will be welcome. The ideal candidate will have a successful record in their chosen specialization and be well regarded in their field. Applicants must hold a completed PhD in any one of the following fields: Classics, Philology, History of Art, or a clearly related area of expertise (e.g. History with demonstrated Philological grounding or Religious Studies with Philological and Art Historical expertise).
Duties will include research, teaching courses at the undergraduate level, graduate supervision, university service, and outreach both within the university and in the wider community. Ability to teach outside the advertised disciplinary focus, notably in other specializations within the broader umbrella of Hellenic Studies and Humanities (Ancient and Modern Greek Art or Literature and Language, or Medieval Art and Literature of the wider world around and beyond Byzantium), will be assessed positively.
The successful candidate will develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of the Department of Humanities, as well as actively engaging in the research and outreach activities of the Department and the affiliated Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Centre for Hellenic Studies.
SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities is a union between the Department of Humanities and the Hellenic Studies Program (since summer 2020) that reflects their shared commitment to dialogue across cultures in a manner that engages with ancient traditions and their receptions, by way of ideas, texts, and art. The Department boasts expertise in Classics, Classical and Early Christian Archaeology, Byzantine and Early Modern History, Modern Greek Literature, and Balkan History, as well as other areas in Humanities, including Asian Studies. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/humanities.html.
The holder of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies will work closely with the members of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies – in which they will assume active membership – to meet the mandate of the Chair’s Terms of Reference in a manner most conducive to strong research output and robust outreach among communities of Greeks and philhellenes in BC and the world over. The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at SFU is a leading site for the study of Greece’s history, language and culture. More information on the Centre may be found on its website: www.sfu.ca/hellenic-studies.html.The SFU campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city situated minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city and is consistently ranked as one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed starting November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and SIX academic letters of reference. Original letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to Dr. David Mirhady, Chair of the Appointments Committee. Complete applications should be sent in pdf format c/o carolyn_richard@sfu.ca.
We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.
The position is subject to availability of funding and the final approval of the Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

ASCSA Whitehead Scholar Fellowship


One or Two Positions for 2022-2023
Deadline: October 31, 2021
Term: Early September to June 1.

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 also 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/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31 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 (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, 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:

Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

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 Announcement: Foundation for Hellenic Studies-Illinois Chair in Hellenic Studies

The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies and the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invite applications and nominations for the endowed chair “Foundation for Hellenic Studies—Illinois Chair in Hellenic Studies.” We seek a scholar in the humanities with a research focus on any aspect of Hellenic Studies, broadly understood. Areas of research focus may range from antiquity to the foundation of the modern Greek state to the present. Preference will be given to scholars who demonstrate in their research or teaching diachronic expertise in Greek culture and history. The appointment will reside in the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies or the Department of History. Shared appointments between these two units may be possible when appropriate.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages is desirable. A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

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