Offre d’emploi – University of Cambridge – Faculty of Divinity

University Lecturer in Patristics

University of Cambridge – Faculty of Divinity

The Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, invites applications for a University Lectureship in Patristics (Grade 9, £38,511-£48,743). Candidates, whose research specialism may be in any field of Patristic thought and culture to the end of the first millennium, should have a doctorate in the field. The person appointed will be expected to undertake high quality research in Patristics, to teach for the Tripos, Diploma and the MPhil, to supervise doctoral students, and to undertake some administration.

Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2016.  The appointment will be subject to five years’ probation.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further particulars are available from the Administrative Officer in the Faculty of Divinity (tel: (01223) 763002; e-mail:, and on the Faculty website, where additional information on the Faculty is available: . Enquiries about the post can also be addressed to him.  Applications should be sent via the on line system to the Administrative Officer (details as above) by 6 November 2015.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter TOGETHER WITH a full list of research publications, a statement of how you would expect to develop your teaching and research within the Faculty of Divinity, and, if available one recent published research article, in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference GF07144 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Assistant Professor in Humanities – University of New Hampshire

Assistant Professor in Humanities – University of New Hampshire

The Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor to start in Fall 2016

The Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary department, and for this position, in the Humanities Program, we are particularly interested in applicants whose work treats the complexities of intercultural exchange, conflict, coexistence and communication in the Mediterranean Basin between 700 and 1500 CE. Applicants should have strong interests in notions of community, identity, and cultural belonging, and will collaborate in scholarship, teaching and curriculum development with others who work in different geographical, temporal or disciplinary areas. We seek scholars who focus on literature, cultural history, visual culture, performance, or philosophy, and we prefer those who work at the intersection of at least two disciplinary perspectives.

A PhD in any related Humanities discipline in hand by July 15, 2016 is required.

Please upload a CV and cover letter to, and have 3-4 letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Amy Boylan, Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies, 316 Murkland Hall, University of New Hampshire, 15 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824.

Email: <>. The cover letter should address how intercultural exchange in the Mediterranean Basin and interdisciplinary study inform the candidate’s research program and teaching interests.

For full consideration CV, cover letter and letters of recommendation must be received by October 30, 2015. Candidates chosen for further consideration will be notified in mid-November and asked to send a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus, and a statement providing further details of their research and teaching interests.

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For the official job posting and application instructions please follow this link to the University of New Hampshire Human Resources website:

Assistant Professor of Religion (Late Antiquity) – University Mary Washington

Assistant Professor of Religion (Late Antiquity) – University Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mediterranean Religions of Late Antiquity, focused on early Christianity as the area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the introductory courses in Christian Beginnings, Hebrew Bible, and Judaism. The Religion Program has interests in gender studies and sexuality, religion and politics, and contemplative traditions. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in Religious Studies required. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAR in Atlanta.

For more information see

Assistant or Associate Professor of Byzantine Greek Language and Literature (tenure-track) – Harvard University


Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of the Classics


Position Description:  The Department of the Classics at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Byzantine Greek language and literature, at the assistant or (untenured) associate professor level. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. The candidate’s research and teaching must be broadly gauged so as to enrich the work of Harvard’s wider community of scholars, notably Byzantinists, medievalists, and classicists within and beyond the Department of the Classics, including Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.  At the same time, an interest and willingness to teach paleography, editing, and/or textual criticism will be highly desirable. Teaching duties will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as doctoral advising. 

assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Byzantine Greek, Greek literature, paleography, Classics

Basic Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Classics or related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins.

Special Instructions:  Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than November 2, 2015. 

1.   Cover letter
2.   Curriculum Vitae
3.   Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4.   Research statement
5.   Names and contact information of 3 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted; prompts will be generated once the candidate’s portion of the application has been submitted, and letters are due by November 9, 2015)
6.   Writing sample (1–2 items)

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:  Professor Mark Schiefsky, Department of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email:

Associé de recherche – Université de Münster

Job Vacancy

The DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 “Cultures of Decision-making” starting on July 1st 2015 at the University of Münster invites applications for 2 Research Associates

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen/ Mitarbeiter (PhD student positions) – Salary Scale 13 TV-L 65% – in the Project C02 “The Role of the Supernatural in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart at the earliest possible date.

The positions will be fixed-term during the first phase of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 until June 30th 2019. Currently, the regular employment time is 26 hours and 33 minutes per week. All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1150 “Cultures of Decision-Making” examines the social prac-tice of decision-making in a historical-comparative and interdisciplinary perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. The SFB addresses decision-making as a form of social action which is neither self-evident nor invariant, but which is based on changing social and cultural conditions. In three Project Areas and 20 Projects different historical “cultures of decision-making” are reconstructed by examining selected social fields, asking: how decision-making was framed, modeled, performed and reflected in different historical contexts; what the culture-specific conditions underlying decision-making were in every case; in what ways it in turn shaped the institutional and power structure of society; and how and why cultures of decision-making changed over the long term. The Collaborative Research Centre com-prises several disciplines (History, Literature, Law, Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Jewish and Byzantine studies) as well as a Graduate Centre.

Project C02 will investigate, how imperial decision-making was supported and influenced by prophetic competency and supernatural expertise (“occult sciences”) in medieval Byzantium.

The scope of duties includes:
• The Research Associates participate in and contribute to the Project C02 by doing research either on the PhD-project A “Occult Sciences and Fortunetellers in Procedures of Decision-making at the Byzantine Imperial Court from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” or on the PhD-project B “Prophets and Divine Afflatus in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries”.
• The Research Associates will also take part in the interdisciplinary collaboration with other pro-jects as well as in workshops, meetings and research groups of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.

The Research Associates have the possibility for further academic qualification by submitting their the-sis (Promotion) and therefore participate in the syllabus of the Graduate Centre (“Integriertes Graduiertenkoleg”) of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.

The following requirements must be met:
• Completion of a course in Byzantine studies or similar studies with a focus on Byzantine studies with top grades (Master or Magister)
• Language skills in Ancient/Byzantine Greek
• Experience in coping with and interpreting of Byzantine sources
• The candidates should have a main area of interest in Byzantine history, Byzantine imperial history, Byzantine historiography and Byzantine scientific disciplines (esp. astrology and oneiromancy). In addition candidates should indicate an interest in Byzantine learned culture and knowledge transfer and they should be receptive to interdisciplinary methods as well.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please submit your application by post / by e-mail / by post or e-mail together with the usual documents by July 10th 2015 to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart
Historisches Seminar / Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
WWU Münster
Rosenstraße 9
48143 Münster

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart.