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
*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.
*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.
*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 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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.
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.
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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