GEM Programme – Autumn term 2017

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University Assistant (post doc), Universität Wien

University Assistant (post doc) (6912)

Universität Wien

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2017 of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies to 31.01.2023.

Reference number: 6912

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is an institution for research and instruction of international renown. This post-doc position offers the opportunity to build a professional profile in Byzantine studies through engagement in research, teaching and gaining experience in academic administration.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

In addition to research (with the goal of attaining the Habilitation) and teaching, this position also involves the organization of academic events and administrative tasks, especially with regard to students.

Profile:

Doctorate in Byzantine studies or equivalent doctoral degree in ancient Greek or Byzantine philology or comparative literature. Ability to work as part of a team. Excellent competence in written and spoken German (for applicants from abroad: after one year on the job). Good competence in additional foreign languages relevant to the research area.

Ability to teach; competence in digital media; publication record.

For more information and to apply, click here.

University Assistant (post doc), Universität Wien

Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck

Associate Lecturer A in Medieval History (11964)

Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking for someone to teach the undergraduate module, entitled Living in the Middle Ages, as maternity cover for the academic year 2016-17.

This is an optional module, Level 6 (Group 2), for advanced undergraduates on BA Archaeology and BA History. It covers the history and archaeology of daily life in the period between ca. 350 and ca. 1500. This module develops students’ familiarity with medieval material culture and textual records, concentrating on daily life in Europe, Byzantium and the Islamic world from ca. 350 to ca. 1500.

It will be taught on Thursdays, from 6pm-8pm, between October and March, with an exam in May/early June. This module is taught as a weekly 2-hour session, delivered by a combination of lecturing, group work, and seminar discussion to concentrate on primary source material and theoretical or historiographic analysis of the medieval evidence.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • Breadth or depth of specialist knowledge within the subject areas of Medieval Archaeology or History;
  • Effective presentation skills and ability to lecture and lead taught sessions clearly and effectively;
  • Formal teaching experience;

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have:

  • Research interests in medieval Archaeology and History, broadly defined;
  • Experience of teaching within a HE environment or with adult learners.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck

Research Associate, Art Institute of Chicago

Research Associate (9312)

Art Institute of Chicago

Application deadline: not specified in the post

Basic function

The purpose of this full time, permanent position is to provide curatorial research assistance for the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art. The successful candidate will conduct art historical and art market research about works in the permanent collection, loans, and acquisitions; compose catalogue entries, wall texts, timelines, labels, and website content; update CITI records; and assist the Chair and curators of the department in various aspects of their work.

  • Conducts art historical research about artworks in the permanent collection and loans.
  • Periodically checks recent literature pertinent to these art works and updates object records.
  • Compose labels, didactics, and interpretive materials for the permanent galleries, special exhibitions, museum website, and multi-media programs.
  • Assists with research for exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, and gifts.
  • May be asked to investigate ownership, publication, and exhibition histories for artworks in the collections and for potential acquisitions.
  • Participates in departmental efforts to ensure all AIC artworks are posted on the museum’s website. Reviews records for accuracy, corrects errors, and updates records in CITI.
  • Answers scholarly and general correspondence. May be asked to lecture about collection, tutor fellows and interns, or tour groups through the galleries.
  • Other duties assigned by the Chair.

Qualifications

  • M.A. in the history of ancient or Byzantine art or classics, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Proven multi-tasking and management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Reading knowledge of French and German essential and facility with classical language desirable.

To apply, click here.

Research Associate, Art Institute of Chicago

Fellowships, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fellowships 2017-2018

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Application deadline: 30th September 2016

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe invites applications for

Research Fellowships for periods of 3 to 6 months during the academic year October 2017 – September 2018.

The KHK invites applications from scholars who are working on case studies of religious encounters with a focus on a particular geographical region, a particular period of time and a particular constellation of encounters between two or more religions. Each case study will map the occasions as well as the historical and social contexts of such encounters. Most importantly, the proposals will have to address the issues (e.g. doctrine, practice, cosmology, etc.) relevant to the respective contact situations.

Case studies concerning any period, religion or area within Eurasia are welcome. However, in the following you find a list of periods and areas that are of particular interest for us:

ANTIQUITY & LATE ANTIQUITY

  • Religious contacts in the Late Antique Roman Empire;
  • Religious contacts in Late Antique Iran: Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Christianity;
  • Religious contacts in the Byzantine empire in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (particularly with regard to the Balkan region and the Christianisation of Eastern Europe);
  • Religious contacts in Island Mediterranean: Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes.

MEDIEVAL TIMES

  • Religious contacts during the Early Middle Ages in Europe: The rise of early medieval Christian mission;
  • Religious contacts during rise of the Cathars and Bogomils: Cathar/Bogomil-Christian-Jewish;
  • Religious contacts in medieval Sicily;
  • Religious contacts between Latin West and Mongol Empire;
  • Religious contacts in early Islamic history (7th-9th century CE);
  • Religious contacts with/within medieval Islamic Empires;
  • Religious contacts during the Crusades and in the Latin East;
  • Religious contacts in the medieval Baltic;
  • Religious contacts in/within the Mongol Empire (including Nestorian and western Christians; indigenous Mongol religions as well as Islam and Buddhism);
  • Religious contact in Western Central Asia in Medieval times and with regards to Islam (e.g. its contact with Buddhism, Nestorianism or Manichaeism);
  • Religious contacts in South Asia in the Middle Ages;
  • Religious contact in the Caucasus, especially Georgia;
  • Religious contacts in Southeast Asia in the phase of “Indianisation”;
  • Religious contacts in medieval and Early Modern Iran.

EARLY MODERN TIMES

  • Religious contacts in Italian city states;
  • Religious relations in the Ottoman Empire;
  • Religious contacts between the Ottoman Empire and the Latin West;
  • Religious contacts in the Baltic region in Early Modern times, specifically from the secularization of the State of the Teutonic Order 1525 to the third partition of Poland 1795;
  • Religious contacts in and of the Lutheran Swedish Empire (1617-1726) with special regard to the ‘Conventicle Edict’ of 1726;
  • Religious contact in the multi-religious Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569-1795);
  • Religious contacts in Portuguese Seaborne Empire;
  • Religious contacts in Dutch Seaborne Empire;
  • Religious contacts in Island Southeast Asia in the phase of Islamization;
  • Religious contacts in South Asia in pre-Modern and/or Modern times (particularly with regards to Hinduism and/or Jainism and Islam; Sikhs);
  • Religious contact in Northern Central Asia (particularly in Early Modern and contemporary times and with regards to Shamanism);
  • Religious contact in Western Central Asia in Early Modern and contemporary times and with regards to Islam.

MODERN TIMES

  • Religious contacts during the Napoleonic Empire;
  • Religious contacts in Southeast Asia in the colonial period;
  • Religious contacts in modern Israel;
  • Religious contact in the Russian federation in post-Soviet times.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

  • time and space for research in a high-quality interdisciplinary environment;
  • up to EURO 5,800 per month fellowship as a grant or as a salary for fellows, as a substitute at their home institution;
  • an excellent infrastructure (location near Bochum Campus in Germany, libraries, inter-library loan etc.);
  • travel expenses related to research activities (subject to approval);
  • means for organizing conferences or workshops on religious contacts (subject to approval).

WHAT WE EXPECT:

  • the publication of results from your case study in the form of one or more articles as a contribution to a newly developed KHK Online Companion to Eurasian Religions in Contact;
  • the willingness to make use, in your case study, of theoretical concepts developed at the KHK over the past years, including specific critical evaluations of of e.g. “purity”, “secret”, “tradition”, “media”, “the senses”, “the immanence/transcendence-distinction” and “dynamics/stability”;
  • your residence and continuous presence in Bochum during your fellowship;
  • your committed participation to the activities of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must at least hold a Ph.D.

BOCHUM ONLINE COMPANION EURASIAN RELIGIONS IN CONTACT

Find more information here.

APPLICATION:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and members of minorities to apply. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a current CV, including a list of publications, and an exposé of the intended research (approximately 3-5 pages). Application materials should be submitted by e-mail only as a single pdf-file. Please send your application before September 30, 2016 to ceres-khk-fellowapplication@rub.de.

Fellowships, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Islamic World (GE09653)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Eastern Mediterranean (GE09649)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

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.

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Research Associate, University of Cambridge