Research Associate – University of Manchester

Research Associate – University of Manchester

Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester welcomes applicants for the position of Research Associate in Ancient Letter Collections to join a research project directed by Prof. Roy Gibson and Dr Andrew Morrison and funded from a major AHRC award (£0.5 million), to run for four years from December 2016.

The Research Associate is a pivotal role: the person appointed will be part of a team that co-authors two major books on ancient letter collections in Greek and Latin with Prof. Gibson and Dr Morrison. He/she will make a central contribution to field-creating research on ancient letter collections, and the project in turn will make a major contribution to the career development of the post-holder, since it offers opportunities both to participate in the construction of a major critical review, and to use and display powers of broader interpretation throughout an accompanying interpretative monograph.

Further particulars (and how to apply) are available via:

The closing date is 6 August 2016.

The Project

This post is  attached  to  the four-year, AHRC-funded  research  project Ancient  Letter Collections, coordinated  at  the  University  of  Manchester  by Prof. Gibson  and  Dr Morrison. The aim of the project is to establish Greco-Roman letter-collections up to around 500 C.E. definitively as a separate field of study. It seeks to establish:

• The number of surviving letter-collections in Greek and Latin (prose or verse), and

• Their conventions of manuscript arrangement; in order:

• To make  it  possible  to  properly  examine  how  ancient  letter-collections  were  ordered and read.

The project will result in two substantial books with a major press: i) a critical review of each of the c.70 surviving Greco-Roman letter collections before 500 C.E., and

ii) an accompanying synoptic interpretative monograph. 

The   Research   Associate   will   have  a substantial role  in  the  co-authorship  of  both  volumes  alongside Prof. Gibson  and  Dr Morrison. More details on the project are available here:

Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History – University of Edinburgh

Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History – University of Edinburgh


The Classics Subject Area seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History from 1 September 2016, for a period of 12 months. Applications are invited from scholars with research interests and teaching experience in later Roman and late antique history.

The appointment is a full time, fixed-term post.

Salary scale: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 29th July 2016.

For more information see

Offre d’emploi – Assistant Professor, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University

Assistant Professor, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art

Koç University

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) at Koç University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (beginning September 2016). Candidates specializing in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine archaeology and history of art may apply for the position.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is a highly reputable English-instruction university ( The Department of Archaeology and History of Art offers undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the archaeology and history of art of different civilizations, including the Late Antique and Byzantine periods. The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester in related fields and to contribute to the activities of the newly established Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) as the Assistant Director (

 Candidates should have a PhD in Archaeology or History of Art, specializing in Late Antique and/or Byzantine archaeology and/or history of art. Applications can be submitted electronically to the e-mail address below by February 1, 2016.

Applications should include:
– Cover letter
– Curriculum vitae
– Summary statement of teaching
– Research statement
– Three letters of reference (the referees should directly e-mail a signed PDF copy of the reference letter to the e-mail address below. The referee should insert the following in the e-mail subject line: “Reference for… ”)

To Ms. Zehra Tosun
Subject line of application e-mail: “Position at the Department of Archaeology and History of Art”
Applicants should also complete the candidate information form provided in the link below:

About Koç University

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. In the twenty years since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond. Instruction is in English.

Offre d’emploi – Associate Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, Macquarie University

Associate Lecturer in Byzantine Studies
Macquarie University

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

The Department of Ancient History in the Faculty of Arts is the largest department in Australasia with teaching and research programs in the areas of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient China, Late Antiquity, Coptic Studies, and Byzantium, focusing on the history, society, languages, religions, and material cultures of these civilizations. Areas of study directly associated with Byzantine Studies include Judaism, Early Christianity, Hellenistic and Roman History, Late Antiquity, Early Medieval History, Archaeology, Latin, Greek, Coptic, Art History, Numismatics, Silk Road Studies, and Heritage Studies. The University’s Ancient Cultures Research Centre is recognised nationally and internationally for its contribution to the study of ancient world history, attracting visiting scholars from overseas and collaborative research projects.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role 

The Department currently has an opportunity for an Associate Lecturer with scholarly expertise in Byzantine Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research and to teach units in the relevant disciplines within Ancient History at an appropriate level. The applicant will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

·  A relevant Bachelors (honours) degree or Masters research degree in a relevant discipline and a completed or nearly completed PhD.

·  Demonstrated teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching contributions at an appropriate level, including online teaching.

·  Knowledge at a high level of one or more relevant ancient language.

·  Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research and publications of internationally excellent quality appropriate to Byzantine Studies.

·  Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Salary Package: from $66,334 – $89,320 p.a. (Level A), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries:  Dr Ian Plant, Head of Department, Department of Ancient History on

Applications Close: Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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