The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a one-year (12-month appointment) Post-Doctoral Research Associate appointment, starting July 1, 2014. This appointment may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance and funding.
The postdoctoral research associate will assist in the preparation and publication of a projected five-volume set of translations of Byzantine texts on art and aesthetics. The ideal candidate must have a PhD as well as excellent knowledge of Byzantine Greek, philological and editorial experience, and some knowledge of Byzantine art history. The successful candidate will work closely with the editor (Charles Barber) in commissioning, reviewing, and preparing texts and translations for these volumes. The successful candidate will also coordinate with the contributors and with Cambridge University Press, the publisher of the volumes.
In addition to a salary, postdoctoral research associates receive reimbursement (up to $2,000 per year) for research related expenses, such as books or travel expenses when presenting papers at academic conferences during the period of their appointment. Postdoctoral research associates are responsible for their own travel and moving arrangements and expenses, as well as for finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree by the start date of the appointment.