The Department of Italian Studies and the Program of Middle East Studies invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two (2) years beginning July 1, 2014.
Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Italian Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Anthropology, or any other related field with the Mediterranean as a primary focus. The candidate should have worked in Italian and Arabic. Cogut Fellows participate in the activities of the Center and teach two courses each year in English. The term of the fellowship is two years.
We solicit applications by scholars who approach the Mediterranean in a non-traditional and interdisciplinary manner, but who nevertheless have the Mediterranean as the central focus of their research. Scholars concentrating on the constructed or built environment, on migration studies, media, literature, critical geography or archaeology are especially welcome to apply.
Applicants should submit, along with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (in English and of approximately 25 pages), three letters of recommendation,and two course proposals dealing with the topic of Mediterranean Studies.
Stipend: $61,449 (2014/15), 63,907 (2015/16) plus benefits and a yearly $2,000 research budget.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Suzanne_Stewart-Steinberg@brown.edu (Italian Studies) or Beshara_Doumani@brown.edu (Middle East Studies). Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply.
For complete job description and application instructions please see:
The Department of Art in The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a primary research specialty in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval), with the ability to teach courses in ancient and medieval art as well as diverse secondary areas. Continued research activity required. The typical teaching load is four courses a year (2/2), and includes the art history surveys. Duties also include academic advising, curriculum development, and service on committees. The appointment will begin August 16, 2014.
Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Art History or a closely related field before the employment date is highly desired; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by the August 16, 2014 start date.
Successful candidates must have an active record of scholarly achievement in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval). The Department of Art is seeking individuals with a minimum of 2 years of effective teaching experience as the instructor of record at the college level.
Application materials will be submitted online through Auburn University’s employment site: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/373
Please submit the following:
• Letter of application addressing research projects, plans, and publications, teaching experience and philosophy, and other professional qualifications as they relate to the position.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Writing sample: dissertation chapter or published article, c. 20 pages in length
• Sample syllabi for two courses: one related to the primary research field, one related to a secondary field
• Names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested at a later date for finalists)
• Transcript of the terminal degree
Review of applications will begin February 12, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Following the initial screening of applications, preliminary interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype in late February/early March.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, solicits applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a specialist in Italian Studies (13th-16th centuries) with broader interdisciplinary and trans-cultural focus in the area of Mediterranean Studies. This position will be in Italian Studies, but the candidate will have the opportunity to serve as an important link to Medieval Studies, the Middle Eastern Minor, the Program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and/or Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Italian Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2014; native or near-native command of Italian and English; evidence of an active research agenda; strong commitment to innovative teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Research specialization in the following possible areas: migration, race, and slavery; symbolic, cultural, material trade and exchange with the Levant or Africa; cultural and intellectual exchange and interaction with Southern, Central, and Northern Europe, or the Ottoman Empire, or the Judaic and Levantine intellectual traditions. Knowledge of Arabic or another non-European language.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates please apply at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/facult/ and submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and an article-length writing sample by January 25, 2014. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. If you have questions or need further information you may contact Dr. Rosa Helena Chinchilla vie email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Fellowship Support (Short-Term Stays) for Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library Translators
This program is intended to enable translators of volumes for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) to avail themselves of the resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The program will cover the cost of Fellows’ travel to and from Washington, DC; a stipend; accommodations for them and their spouses (as well as children, when feasible) at Dumbarton Oaks; and weekday lunch for them in the Refectory (with the exception of scheduled closures). Although Dumbarton Oaks is unable to provide an office or any secretarial support, DOML Residential Fellows will have access to the Dumbarton Oaks Library and the extensive online resources of Harvard University.
The Dumbarton Oaks Library is particularly strong in Byzantine Greek, but it is also strong in the Latin West up to 1200. The Library has no print resources specifically for Old English, but it offers access to many of the vast online resources available through the Harvard University Library system. Above all, the program would grant Anglo-Saxonist recipients, like Medieval Latinists and Byzantinists, the gift of tranquil time for goal-oriented work.
The ideal length of such a stay would be between one and three months, but consideration will be given to both shorter and longer lengths of time. The residencies are intended to take place during an academic term, which at Dumbarton Oaks runs from early September to the end of the year (fall term), and from early January to May (spring term). Stays may be most advantageous in either the early or the final phases of projects. With sufficient advance notice it may be possible to arrange simultaneous visits to Dumbarton Oaks for translators who are working in collaboration.
The terms of the fellowship support will be comparable to those of other Dumbarton Oaks fellowships, which currently provide a single-term (fall or spring) international Fellow with: a stipend of $14,000 payable in monthly installments; housing (a housing allowance may be offered instead of housing if Dumbarton Oaks is unable to provide accommodations; successful applicants from the greater Washington metropolitan area will not be offered housing); $2,100 (if needed) to assist with the cost of bringing and maintaining dependents to Dumbarton Oaks; a research expense allowance of $500; lunch on weekdays. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks will make a health insurance contribution for fellowship recipients who reside at Dumbarton Oaks for more than seven weeks. (Fellows whose tenure is less than seven weeks must provide proof of health insurance.) Travel expense reimbursement for the lowest available economy airfare, airfare or rail travel (or mileage if less than the equivalent economy airfare), up to a maximum of $1,100 for domestic travel or $1,600 for international travel, may be provided for Fellows if support cannot be obtained from other sources (such as a Fulbright travel grant). Reimbursement of visa fees is also provided for Fellows, but not for dependents.
Fellowships are prorated for appointments shorter than an academic term, at the rate of $3,500 per month (or $1,000 per week). Dumbarton Oaks anticipates that sabbatical salary or funds from other sources may supplement awards. DOML Residential Fellows may hold other grants with the knowledge and permission of both the grantors and Dumbarton Oaks. To apply, contact email@example.com.
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate and Graduate Education (EUGE!)
To mark the appearance of the first twenty-five volumes in the series, the editorial boards of the DOML are pleased to announce three separate prizes of $1500, one each for Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and Old English, for the use of DOML volumes in teaching. These prizes are intended to encourage excellence in the use of DOML volumes in teaching, to foster innovation in teaching the languages DOML encompasses, and to draw students to the areas to which DOML is devoted.
The prize is awarded for courses that have been taught, for which either student evaluations or student letters of support are available. The prize requires an application of 1000 words, based on an actual course in which at least one DOML volume has formed an essential part of the syllabus.
Courses described in successful applications need not have involved digital resources. However, if they have used technologies such as course websites, wikis, online commentaries, or digitized manuscripts, maps, images, and the like, the digital resources should have served to enhance students’ encounters with the DOML volumes. Applications emphasizing such digital resources should include submission of examples. If the resources exist on the web, a link within the application will suffice. If they are not readily available on the web, a request may be made for the materials to be placed in a file sharing service.
Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2014 to:
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML)
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007