Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame

Professional Specialist in Languages of Late Antiquity

University of Notre Dame

Application deadline: 11:59 PM 6th September 2016 Eastern Time

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position on the faculty with a specialization in languages of late antiquity. The successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professional Specialist (equivalent to “lecturer” at other universities) on a one-year contract, renewable for up to three years, with a starting date of August 22, 2017. Mastery of Syriac is a prerequisite, and facility in one or more of the other languages of late antiquity, especially Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, or classical Arabic, is also expected. The ability to engage not only with the language but with its attendant literature and culture is desirable; beyond specialized language course the successful candidate will be expected to teach one non-language course per year at the undergraduate or graduate level and will become an integral part of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity and History of Christianity subsections of the Department, including participation in colloquia and otherwise contributing to a vibrant graduate student and faculty learning community. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.




Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcript.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Post-doctoral Fellow, Saint John’s University

Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging

Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota

Application deadline: 6th June 2016

  • Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging
  • Opening Date/Time: Wed. 05/11/16 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Closing Date/Time: Continuous
  • Salary: Not Displayed
  • Job Type: Non-Exempt, Support Staff, Full Time
  • Location: Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • Department: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library – SJU

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the two-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellow will provide vital support for HMML’s efforts to catalog recently digitized Eastern Christian manuscripts. Under the guidance of the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts, the Fellow will undertake original cataloging of digital surrogates at HMML as well as revision of existing cataloging.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Original cataloging of Arabic (including Garshuni), Syriac, and possibly Coptic manuscripts from HMML’s digitization projects in the Middle East, India, and Africa.
  2. Correction and standardization of existing cataloging.


  1. Earned doctorate in history, theology, classics, Semitic languages, or cognate field.
  2. Knowledge of Arabic (including Garshuni) and Syriac, and associated literatures; familiarity with Arabic literature beyond the Christian tradition is desirable. Coptic is not required but would be a desirable asset.
  3. Direct experience of research using manuscripts, and ideally of description/cataloging of manuscripts.
  4. Experience with digital research in the humanities; ease with the use of common software and ability to understand and work with HMML’s digital platforms and tools.
  5. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  6. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks.

Additional Information

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online by clicking “APPLY” above. Interested applicants are asked to submit the online application form, a letter of interest indicating skills and experience relevant to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of two scholars whom we can contact for further information about suitability for the position.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure fullest consideration applicants should apply by June 6, 2016.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are  encouraged to apply. Saint John’s University is an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more details or to apply, click here.


Research Associates, University of Oxford

Research Associates – Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World – Arabic and/or Syriac Materials (2 posts)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 1st June 2016

Grade 7: £30,738 p.a.

‘Stories of Survival’ is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will investigate the history of Eastern Christianity in the early modern period, ca. 16th – 18th centuries. The team will reconstitute and analyse a ‘lost archive’ of literary, documentary, and printed sources in three continents, ten languages, and dozens of archives to produce a new religious and social history of Eastern Christianity in a global context.

We are seeking two Research Associates to join the project team, focusing on Arabic and/or Syriac sources related to Eastern Christianity (a third post, focusing on European-language sources, is now being advertised separately).

The Research Associates will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.

You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline. Experience of public engagement with historical research would be an advantage.

These are full-time posts based at Oxford, fixed-term for 3 years, tenable from 1 October 2016 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 June 2016. To apply and for further details, please click here.

  • Contact Person: Jeannie Scott
  • Contact Phone: 01865 615019
  • Contact Email:
  • Vacancy ID: 123092
  • Closing Date: 01-Jun-2016