Lectureship, University College Cork

Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art)

University College Cork

Application deadline: 1st November 2016

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art). Reporting to the Head of the Department of Classics, the Lecturer in Classics (Roman Art) will have a specialist interest in Roman Art, broadly understood to include Late Antique Art. The successful applicant will be required to deliver foundation and advanced teaching on aspects of Roman Art from the early Republican to the Late Antique periods, with an emphasis on art of the Imperial period. An ability to teach a classical language (Greek or Latin) is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate may be required to teach in other areas of classical culture or history according to changing departmental needs. Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in an area of Roman, or Late Antique, Art from a recognised University at the time of application. The holder of this post will be expected to promote student research at masters and doctoral level on different aspects of Roman Art. S/he will also be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department and college, and to engage with external bodies in areas relating to Classics.

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Lectureship, University College Cork

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Mediterranean Archaeology (A110530381)

University of Alberta

Application deadline: 31st October 2016

The Department of History & Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Mediterranean Archaeology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, or be close to completion with a primary focus in the field of Mediterranean Archaeology preferably within the Roman period.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of publications and presentations in highly regarded venues, research funding history, and letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be demonstrated through previous teaching experiences, letters of reference, and teaching dossier. We are looking for candidates who have the ability to teach classes in a wide range of courses in Classics, including courses on Roman civilization and material culture in both undergraduate and graduate student programs. Fieldwork experience is an asset. Candidates should have the potential to organize and direct an archaeological field school. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, as well as to professional and external communities.

The Department of History and Classics is recognized as one of the leading departments for the study of History and Classics in Canada and globally. Classical Archaeology offers a long tradition of excellence with two field schools and a strong graduate program (Masters and PhD); for more information on the department visit http://www.historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/.

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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, University of Richmond

Assistant Professor in Art History (000473)

University of Richmond

Application deadline: 30th October 2016

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of medieval art, to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar-teacher whose field of expertise is the art of the medieval period (c. 500-1300 C.E.), with a primary geographical focus on Europe or the Mediterranean basin. We also invite applications from scholars whose work takes a more trans-regional approach. Ideally, candidates would have at least a secondary expertise in Islamic art and architecture and an interest in the rich cultural exchange of the pre-modern Mediterranean.

Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually on a semester system. Outside of regular introductory and core courses, the selected candidate will have considerable freedom in setting his or her own curriculum. We are particularly interested in scholars who, in addition to teaching courses in their field of research, are comfortable teaching introductory-level classes in the history of Western art (ancient to medieval), which may be extended for a global perspective beyond Europe, the theory and methodology of the discipline, supervising undergraduate research, and participating more broadly in the university’s first-year seminars and in the community of scholars working in the Humanities at the University. In addition to maintaining an active research program, candidates are expected to advise students and participate in the governance of the University through service on committees.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Medieval Art and/or Architecture, which must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2017); commitment to undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts institution; evidence of excellence in scholarship; commitment to integrating new technologies in teaching.

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Assistant Professor, University of Richmond

Fellowships, Dumbarton Oaks

Fellowships

Dumbarton Oaks

Application deadline: various deadlines

Fellowships are awarded to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project’s relevance to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks.

Junior Fellowships are for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university. Graduate students who do not have the PhD in hand by the application deadline of November 1 must apply as Junior Fellows. Successful applicants for Junior Fellowships who have the PhD in hand by the beginning of the Fellowship term may be granted the status and stipend of Fellows.

Fellowships are for scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research.

Summer Fellowships are for Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape scholars at any level beyond the first year of graduate (post-baccalaureate) study.

Please note: Fellowship applicants in Garden and Landscape Studies should see here for additional information.

Tyler Fellowships are two-year fellowships designed for Harvard graduate students who have completed all departmental requirements for the PhD before the application deadline. Tyler Fellowships are governed by unique terms. You may learn more about the Tyler Fellowship, and its terms, here.

Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies are offered by the Garden and Landscape Studies program, and are intended for scholars and designers to pursue research on the history and current conditions of urban landscapes. Mellon Fellowships are governed by unique terms. You may learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies here, and fellowship terms here.

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Fellowships, Dumbarton Oaks

I Tatti Fellowships, Villa I Tatti

I Tatti Fellowships

Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)

Application deadline: 15th October 2016

Fifteen I Tatti Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.).

I Tatti offers Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their studies with a minimum of obligations and interruptions together with a maximum of scholarly resources—a combination that distinguishes the Harvard Center from similar institutions. In order to foster a collaborative spirit, Fellows are expected to live in the Florence area and to spend at least three days a week at the center. Lunch and tea are served each weekday, and the I Tatti community takes shape over these convivial occasions. Rather than present a traditional paper at the end of the year, Fellows give informal presentations in the early Fall. This provides an opportunity to explore problems and questions and receive valuable feedback from other members of the community during the extended discussion period. Each year, a limited number of activities organized at I Tatti are reserved for the Fellows, and they join the wider community at conferences, lectures, and concerts.

Eligibility

Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. The committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center. It pays special attention to the strength of the proposed project and its potential to yield original results, and to the candidate’s curriculum vitae.

At the time of application, scholars must hold a PhD, dottorato di ricerca, or an equivalent degree. They must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. They should be in the early stages of their career, having received a PhD between 2006-2015 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies. (NB: The PhD certificate must bear a date between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2015, inclusive.)

The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined historically as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th centuries and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Subjects covered include art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Scholars can also apply to work on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or on the historiography of the Italian Renaissance, including the rebirth of interest in the Renaissance in later periods. It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence with the resources available in the city and at I Tatti. Preference is given to a postdoctoral research project. Applicants should demonstrate that they have already completed the necessary preliminary work to establish that the project shows promise. Projects could also represent a significant reworking of a dissertation. Special consideration may be given to candidates without regular access to research materials and facilities available in Italy.

One of the I Tatti fellowships, sponsored by a generous grant from the Florence Gould Foundation, is designated for scholars who a) work on a Franco-Italian Renaissance topic (which includes any project exploring the contact between the geographic areas of Italy and France in the early modern period); b) reside in France; or c) have French citizenship. Candidates who fall into one or more of these categories should indicate their status in the penultimate section on the application form.

The Fellow is responsible to obtain a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.

Renewals or repeats of an I Tatti Fellowship are not granted. Scholars can apply to only one type of I Tatti Fellowship at a time.

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I Tatti Fellowships, Villa I Tatti

Fellowships, Harvard University

Fellowships in Hellenic Studies 2017-2018

Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

Application deadline: 16th October 2016

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) offers fellowship opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year. All fellows receive appointments for one year, beginning in July, and receive full access to the resources of the Harvard library system for the duration of their fellowship.

Fellowship awards may also include:

  • financial support up to $18,000;
  • housing at the CHS in Washington, DC for up to 16 weeks during the fall (August 30, 2017-December 20, 2017) or spring (January 31, 2018-May 23, 2018) terms;
  • subsidized health insurance; and
  • travel support.

About the Program

The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greece or, more generally, Hellenism. This includes but is not limited to the study of Greek-speaking cultures and their influence on others – from those who inhabited the more immediate regions around the Mediterranean to more distant populations in Europe and Asia.

The fellowship program aims to develop and support a network of researchers and places an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches that reflect the evolving nature of Hellenic studies. The program also seeks to foster interaction among researchers at various stages in their engagement with Hellenism who represent diverse social, educational, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

The program provides for flexibility in terms of residency at the CHS and levels of financial support. The fellowship team will work with successful candidates to determine the exact terms of their appointments.

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Fellowships, Harvard University

Objects Conservator, University of Copenhagen

SAXO – Objects Conservator

University of Copenhagen

Application deadline: 30th September 2016

The Department of SAXO, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an Objects Conservator to be filled by November 1 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will in the first place last for 12 months but can be extended with 16 additional months to a total of 28 months.

Job Content

The successful candidate will become a member of the ‘Rhodes Centennial Project’, directed by Professor Vincent Gabrielsen and conducted in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities for the Dodecanese (Greece).

The successful candidate will be the archaeological conservator of the finds studied by the project. These finds are principally ceramics that came to light over the course of the past 50 years during rescue excavations of six building complexes in the city of Rhodes.

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must be a trained professional with a degree in Conservation, preferably at a graduate level and with a specialization in ceramics
  • She/he must have a demonstrable record of hands-on experience with ceramics. Candidates with experience in the archaeology of the Aegean islands will be preferred
  • She/he must have a theoretical and practical knowledge of the preventive care, remedial treatment, cleaning (chemical and mechanical), repair, and restoration of ceramics
  • She/he must have a thorough foundation in documentation, evaluation, and treatment of the finds
  • The ability to coordinate and perform the advanced laboratory analysis of the finds is desirable as well as the willingness to collaborate in scientific publications resulting from the project
  • The candidate should possess excellent oral and verbal skills in both English and modern Greek
  • Experience working in an international team is desirable

Specification of Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be a member of the Saxo Institute, but must reside in Rhodes during the length of this employment
  • Treatment, preservation, and restoration of large quantities of archaeological finds, mostly pottery
  • Close collaboration with the Head and the scientific staff of the Conservation Department of the Archaeological Service for the Dodecanese, the research staff and affiliated members of the ‘Rhodes Centennial Project’
  • Any other duties that may be relevant to the position

For further information about this post please contact Dr Stella Skaltsa (email: stella@hum.ku.dk).

Application

The application must be submitted in English and include the following:

  • Motivation letter (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Other relevant information, e.g. list of publications, letters of recommendation

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Objects Conservator, University of Copenhagen