Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library



The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop and implement research and curatorial projects related to ICFA’s collections in Byzantine Art and Architecture. The Fellow will work closely with Library staff and with the Dumbarton Oaks research community, to provide greater access to ICFA’s collections by establishing intellectual control over ICFA’s multi-media holdings and by devising and implementing research projects that make the collections available to both scholarly audiences and the general public. Projects may take the form of digital humanities projects, publications, and curated exhibitions (onsite and online). The Fellow will also assist with setting priorities for the cataloging, processing, and digitization of collections, based on their scholarly significance and potential use by scholars and researchers.

The Fellow will work under the general supervision of Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Art at Harvard and Director of Dumbarton Oaks; and in close collaboration with the management of ICFA and the Director of the Library.


PhD in Art History, Architecture, or Archaeology, with a specialization in Byzantine, ancient, or medieval art

Well-developed research skills, particularly in the use of archival and photographic collections

Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages: Modern Greek, Ancient and Medieval Greek, Latin, Turkish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, French, German, or Arabic


Experience in an academic library, archive, special collection, museum, or comparable environment

Strong computer skills, including experience using relational databases, collection management software, and electronic library resources

Experience with digital photography or digitization of photographs, slides, negatives, and other media, including working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Bridge or comparable software


This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, the incumbent will have access to the outstanding resources of the Dumbarton Oaks Library, and become part of the larger community of research scholars at Dumbarton Oaks.

To Apply

The deadline for applications is September 21, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please send a résumé and cover letter to Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by referees, one of whom should be the Ph.D. thesis advisor, to the email above or to:

Emily Gulick Jacobs

Manager of Academic Programs

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

1703 32nd Street NW

Washington, DC, 20007