Postdoctoral Fellowship: Byzantine Studies

December 5, 2018
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites scholars to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the area of Byzantine studies. The call for applications is open to scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences who have received their PhD within the last five years. The fellowship extends for 12 months, from approximately September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020. The successful candidate will reside in the greater Boston area and will conduct research toward an important publication in the field of Byzantine studies.

Additional Qualifications

The fellowship recipient should have a PhD in hand awarded within the last five years in any field of Byzantine studies and have an active research agenda situating Byzantium within the broader contexts of Mediterranean and world history. Projects at the intersection of Byzantine and Ottoman studies with a focus on the history and culture of the Byzantine world after 1204 are particularly welcome. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Professors Dimiter Angelov and Cemal Kafadar at the History Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Application Procedures

Applications are found on the CARAT website; to access the application, please first set up a Harvard XID (for guest users)

Applicants are required to submit the following materials to CARAT– DEADLINE January 31, 2019:

  • A current curriculum vitae, in English
  • A research proposal (statement of purpose) not to exceed 500 words, in English
  • A writing sample not to exceed 5000 words, in English
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the candidate’s dissertation advisor, in English. These letters should be submitted through the CARAT portal by January 31, 2018.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Terms of the Fellowship

The 12-month salary for this position will range from $48,000 to $49,500 depending on experience, and should cover the successful applicant’s accommodation, food and visa fees. Additional funding is available to support the fellow’s for research and conference travel. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position, and the successful candidate will be eligible for Harvard University’s subsidized, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. Most of the benefit plans require a contribution from participants for coverage.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications 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.