Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Byzantine Architectural History, 2015–2016

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University is offering a one-year post-doctoral research position in the field of Byzantine architectural history. The successful candidate will help to develop content and establish a research infrastructure for the Istanbul Documentation Project. Developed by Professor Holger A. Klein in collaboration with the Media Center for Art History and partnering research institutions in Turkey, the Istanbul Documentation Project was established to create a digital platform for the virtual presentation of Istanbul's Late Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments and to provide a rich resource for individual study, research, and teaching in the classroom. The successful candidate will have a strong background in Byzantine architectural history, interest in Digital Humanities projects, and experience working in Turkey. Depending on the candidate's educational and personal background, the fellow will be based either on Columbia's Morningside campus in New York, the Columbia Global Center, Turkey (Istanbul), or the Columbia Global Center, Europe (Paris).

The award is for one year, with the possibility for renewal if funding should become available. The salary is $52,250. The position comes with an allowance for travel and research in conjunction with work on-site in Istanbul.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a published article or article-length writing sample, and two letters of reference. Applicants should have been awarded the Ph.D. degree within the last three years.

Applications must be received by October 16, 2015. Screening will begin on October 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.