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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09653

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10937/

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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available at here.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09649

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10933/

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Job: Gallery Assistant, Global Art Gallery

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Job: Gallery Assistant, Global Art Gallery
Deadline: April 4
Global Art Gallery on the Upper East Side with multiple locations in the USA, France, and Britain seeks a full-time (could be ¾ time to start) gallery assistant.
Responsibilities include:  administration, including coordination of shipping, sales to new and established clients, organization of in-house exhibitions, participation in international art fairs, answering the phone, and greeting clients.
The ideal candidate will have some background in Medieval and Renaissance art history, preferably at the post-graduate level, excellent computer and verbal skills, and some experience in the art world, including in sales.  Applicant must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, well-organized, and able to work independently.  There is considerable interaction with a worldwide team of more than a dozen individuals, as well as enormous potential for growth within the company. This is not a research position.
Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply: Send letter of application and CV to (preferably by April 4):  office@lesenluminures.com
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Job: Assistant Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Medieval Art, 400-1400

20120424_0009Department of Art History, Assistant Professor, tenure-track, medieval art, 400-1400. A concentration on Europe and/or on areas active in and interactive with the medieval Mediterranean or the medieval Indian Ocean are preferred. A PhD in Art History must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2016).

Applications must be submitted online at: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/1834 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references.

Screening begins December 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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Job: Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture

Job: Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture
University of Oxford
Deadline: 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday 31 July 2014

The University of Oxford proposes to appoint an Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture. The post is available from 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointee will be a member of the School of Archaeology, the Faculty of Classics and the Faculty of History, and will hold a Special Supernumerary Fellowship at University College. The deadline for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday 31 July 2014. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Monday 8 September 2014.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, broadly defined, with the ability to teach across a broad chronological range, with supervisory competence from ca. 300 – 1500. S/he will be able to teach a broad range of topics covering settlement and burial archaeology, art, images, monuments, architecture, and visual culture. The appointee will attract and teach graduate students in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and Classical Archaeology and will supervise graduate student theses. S/he will be required to conduct research, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at all levels, and play a part in the administrative work of the University and the College.

The University of Oxford uses the grade of associate professor for most of its senior academic appointments. Associate professors are eligible for consideration through regular recognition of distinction exercises for award of the title of full professor. This promotion in status, which brings an enhanced salary, is dependent on merit and does not normally occur until some years after reappointment to retirement. In exceptional cases, where the candidate has previously established an academic standing at an appropriate level of distinction, the title of full professor may be awarded at the time of appointment.

Further information about the University, the Divisions, the School of Archaeology, the Faculties of Classics and of History, University College, and the terms and conditions of the position, are provided in the ‘essential information for applicants’ below.

Candidates who wish to speak to someone informally about the process of the appointment or any other aspects of the post may contact the Head of the School of Archaeology, Professor Andrew Wilson (email: andrew.wilson@arch.ox.ac.uk), or the Senior Tutor of University College, Dr Anne Knowland (email: anne.knowland@univ.ox.ac.uk).
Queries about the application process should be addressed to Mr David Hyland, Head of Administration and Finance at the Faculty of History (email: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk).
All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and form no part of the selection decision.

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Duties of the post

The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College community. S/he will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. If a member of the Governing Body of University College, s/he will have a role to play as a trustee in the governance of the College. The College is also keen to ‘buy’ one hour of the appointee’s teaching stint.

The appointee will be required to perform the following University duties to the satisfaction of the Boards of the School of Archaeology, the Faculty of Classics and the Faculty of History:

a) to engage in advanced study and research;
b) to give, under the direction of the Boards, no fewer than thirty-six lectures or classes, in each academic year;
c) to co-operate in the administrative work of the Faculty in both term and vacation under the direction of the Boards;
d) to provide, under the direction of the Boards, up to 6 hours per week of tutorial teaching, or equivalent duties.

The main requirements of the post, within the above parameters, are as follows:

Research

1. to engage in advanced research within the field of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, broadly defined;
2. to disseminate research through publication in books and scholarly journals, participation in international conferences and seminars, and through other media;
3. to develop research projects and seek research funding.

Teaching and supervision

4. to supervise doctoral students, divided between Archaeology, Classics and History;
5. to supervise and teach graduate students on the MSt / MPhil courses in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and the MSt / MPhil course in Classical Archaeology, through lectures, classes or tutorials as organised by the School and the Faculties;
6. to engage in undergraduate teaching, including supervision of undergraduate dissertations, and archaeology and art special subjects in the Final Honour Schools of Archaeology and Anthropology and of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (The Late Roman Empire, AD 284-565; Byzantium, AD 500-1100). The appointee would also be able to offer Late Antique and Byzantine teaching for History and History of Art undergraduates.
7. to act as a College adviser to graduate students and provide occasional undergraduate teaching.

Examining

8. to take part in University examining as and when requested to do so;

Administration

9. to participate in the administration of the interdepartmental Late Antique and Byzantine Studies subject group both in term-time and in the vacation;
10. to co-operate in the administrative work of the School of Archaeology, the Faculty of Classics and the Faculty of History, including membership of committees or administrative offices, as and when requested by the Head of School / Chairs of the Faculty Boards; and
11. to participate in the governance of the College if elected to the Governing Body.

The appointee will be supported by a mentor, who will be available to give advice on all aspects of the position (other than those relating exclusively to the College). A separate assessor will also be assigned to the new postholder; the assessor is asked to prepare an interim report to the Boards mid-way through the initial period of office, and a final report upon completion of the period, when the postholder is considered for reappointment to the normal retiring age. These arrangements are intended to support the new postholder in meeting the objective of reappointment.

Person specification

Applications will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below. Applicants should make sure that their application shows very clearly how they believe that their skills and experience meet these criteria.

Oxford is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions. Chairs of selection committees will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity and fair selection and there will be a member of each gender wherever possible.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

1. hold a doctorate in a relevant field;
2. primary expertise in an area, period, or aspect of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, broadly defined;
3. a commitment to research of the highest calibre, including the capacity to publish in international journals and with major presses in the field of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture;
4. the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels;
5. experience of supervising research students;
6. excellent command of language skills and significant fieldwork experience, specific to teaching and research in Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture;
7. ability and willingness to undertake administrative responsibilities;
8. good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills;
9. evidence of successful research grant applications or the potential to make successful applications.

Working at the University of Oxford

For further information about working at Oxford, please see: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/academic/

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday 31 July 2014. There is no application form. All applications must be made online. If you consider that you meet the selection criteria, click on the Apply Now button on the ‘Job Details’ page and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a user. You will be required to complete a number of screens with your application details. You are also required to upload:

1. A covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria set out above. You must include your full contact details including an email address, full postal addresses, and a telephone number.
2. A full CV and publications list.
3. Names and contact details (email and postal addresses and telephone numbers) of three referees.

Your covering letter should explain your relevant experience which may have been gained in employment, education, or you may have taken time away from these activities in order to raise a family, care for a dependant, or travel for example. Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that that you meet the selection criteria outlined above and we are happy to consider evidence of transferable skills or experience which you may have gained outside the context of paid employment or education.

You should supply each of your referees with a copy of these further particulars and ask them to write directly to board.admin@history.ox.ac.uk without further prompting by the same closing date. References may be sent by email only and need not be signed, provided they are sent from the referee’s official email address (and please ask the referee  to quote the vacancy reference number 113848 in the subject line of their email). The selection committee wishes to take this opportunity to thank in advance those referees who write on behalf of applicants.

You should also send one article-length piece of your recent published or unpublished work as an email attachment to board.admin@history.ox.ac.uk without further prompting by the same closing date, again quoting the vacancy reference number 113848 in the subject line of their email. If you send a book or thesis chapter, please include the contents page so the selection committee can see where the submission fits into the larger work.

Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email recruitment.support@admin.ox.ac.uk. To return to the online application at any stage, please click on the following link www.recruit.ox.ac.uk. Please note that you will be notified of the progress of your application by automatic e-mails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk mail regularly to ensure that you receive all emails.

Interviews will be held in Oxford on Monday 8 September 2014. It is expected that all shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on the same day, and the interview process will include a presentation to the selection committee and students. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, and accommodation will be arranged if necessary.

Applications for this post will be considered by a selection committee containing representatives from the School of Archaeology, the Faculties of Classics and History, and University College. The selection committee is responsible for conducting all aspects of the recruitment and selection process; it does not, however, have the authority to make the final decision as to who should be appointed. The final decision will be made by the Humanities Divisional Board, the Social Sciences Divisional Board and the governing body of University College on the basis of a recommendation made by the selection committee. No offer of appointment will be valid, therefore, until and unless the recommendation has been approved by both the divisional boards and the governing body, and a formal contractual offer has been made.

 

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Job: Assistant Keeper – Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books (University of Cambridge)

Assistant Keeper – Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Deadline: 8 July 2014

Interview date: 21 July 2014

fitzwilliamThe Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge. It houses internationally important collections organised in five curatorial departments and provides education and information services for a variety of audiences. All of its collections were designated in 1997 as being of outstanding national and international importance. With upwards of 160,000 illuminated manuscripts, rare books, manuscript and printed music, literary autographs and archives, the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books is acknowledged as one of the finest and most significant museum collections of its kind in the world.

This three-year role offers an exciting opportunity for an inspirational pro-active professional to enhance the Museum’s standing within the fields of music or literary studies nationally and internationally. They will have academic expertise in at least one of the following disciplines: Musicology, Book History, History of Art, History or Literature, all European, including English, 15th- 20th century. Relevant experience with comparable collections in a curatorial, research or management capacity is also required. Excellent IT, organisational and communication skills are expected.

The successful candidate will act as the deputy to the Keeper, Manuscripts and Printed Books, in the overall care of the collections, the administration and management of the Department, and all curatorial and collections-related duties. The main responsibilities will include research, teaching publications; provision of information on and access to the collections; organisation of displays, specialist group visits and public talks; management or supervision of researchers, interns and volunteers; preparation of documents, funding applications and reports.

Further details on how to apply are to be found on the university website.

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Job: University Lectureship in Early Ottoman History, c. 1300-c.1800 University of Cambridge, Faculty of History

CamrbdiSalary: £37,756-£47,787
Reference: JJ02030
Closing date: 02 April 2014

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Early Ottoman History (c.1300-c.1800). The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in Early Modern History, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Cambridge offers, in particular through the Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies. The post is available from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointee must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field.  Research of international standing will be expected. The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The post-holder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research. He or she will teach at all levels from undergraduate to PhD and will be expected to examine at all levels, and to take a fair share of administration.

The annual pensionable stipend for a Lecturer is on a scale from £37,756 to £47,787 with the possibility of market supplementation where appropriate. Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. The Lecturer will be based in central Cambridge.

This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Further particulars and application forms for the post can be downloaded from the Faculty’s website (http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/jobs) or may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (comprising a cover letter, CHRIS/6 form, CV and writing sample) should be e-mailed by 5.00pm on Wednesday 2 April, 2014.

Informal enquiries may be made either to the Chair of the Faculty, Professor David Reynolds (histchr@hermes.cam.ac.uk), or to the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350).
Please quote reference JJ02030 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Job Opportunity: Coin Curator at the Barber

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Law

Coin Curator coin2

Part Time 60% FTE – Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2016

Starting salary is normally in the range £25,013 to £27,318Pro Rata

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Assistant Curator of Coins to join our busy curatorial team while the Curator of Coins is on study leave abroad (until autumn 2016).

The post is supported by a close working relationship with the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

You will manage the Barber Institute’s prestigious collection of Byzantine and medieval coins, seals and weights, and help promote awareness of, and access to it. This will involve managing the coin study room and library, leading object-handling sessions and collection research, developing the coin collections database, preparing coin displays and dealing with coin collection-related enquiries.

A degree in Classical or Medieval History, Art History, Archaeology or Classical Studies with a major component relevant to Byzantine Studies, and a proven record of interest in Byzantine numismatics are both essential, as are an effective knowledge of Greek and Latin languages, and excellent English language, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills

Closing date:   9th April 2014                                     Reference: 30212S2014

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobsalternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

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