|Opportunities at the BIAA|
Fellow for Project in Cultural Heritage
Management in Southern Turkey
The British Institute at Ankara (hereafter BIAA) seeks to appoint a Fellow to manage a project on Cultural Heritage Management. The Fellowship is tenable for two years, with the option of prolongation to up to five years. The Fellow will be required to be resident in Ankara and spend significant periods of time travelling within Turkey as well as to the UK. The project will be based on collaboration between the British Institute at Ankara and Hacettepe University, home institution of Dr Veli Köse, project director at Aspendos. Support and collaboration with other HEI in Turkey and the UK is expected and anticipated.
Research will concentrate on South-west Anatolia, an area of particular interest to scholars and researchers from the BIAA. The aim is to create a framework for cultural heritage management on a regional level in ancient Pamphylia and Pisidia, the modern provinces of Antalya, Burdur and Isparta.
Since the study and practice of cultural heritage management is significantly more developed both at an institutional and academic level in the UK than in Turkey, the project will also enable the fellow to spend periods at one or more UK Universities for training and development purposes, and to build networks based on common issues and interests.
The project comprises two elements: Aspendos in Pamphylia will serve as a pilot project for classical sites, which receive large numbers of visitors, but have only rudimentary arrangements for protecting the remains and for enabling visitors to make the most of their trip. This will lead into the more challenging task of providing a cultural management framework for the numerous remains in the mountains of Pisidia, left completely unprotected, largely unknown and little visited. The aims of this phase of the project can therefore be divided into two main groups:
The Project will involve working closely with the local museums, especially in Antalya and Burdur, where the BIAA has established excellent relations over more than twenty years of shared activities. Thanks to these long-term activities, the collaboration of local archaeologists with expert knowledge of the whole region, can also be ensured.
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or equivalent work experience to have substantial practical and theoretical experience of Cultural Heritage Management issues. As the fellow will have to negotiate with museums and local and regional and national authorities, command of the Turkish language (as well as English) is a must. Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Lutgarde Vandeput (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information about the institute, its research and key staff can be found at: www.biaa.ac.uk; further information on the Aspendos Archaeological Project: http://www.aspendosproject.com
Applicants should submit by e-mail to the London Manager of the British Institute at Ankara, Claire McCafferty (email@example.com):
1. a letter of application, indicating the candidate’s specific set of skills and abilities for the position
2. CV (including the names of two referees); Please note that the applicant must advise his/her referees that a written reference must be emailed to the London office by the closing date.
3. a brief statement (200 words max), indicating in a general way what you think the policy priorities should be for cultural heritage management in relation to classical sites in Turkey.
All documents should be submitted in English. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5th June 2012. Candidates must ensure that their referees send by e-mail letters of reference (preferably as pdf attachments with original signature) to firstname.lastname@example.org by this deadline. Interviews will be held in Ankara on Monday 25th June 2012 (in person or via Skype). The Fellow will take up appointment on October 1st 2012.
The stipend will be up to £24,000 per annum (to include travel, health insurance, accommodation and visa costs).The Fellow must submit a six monthly report to the Director of the BIAA for consideration by the Council of the BIAA and to Dr Veli Köse, Hacettepe University. The appointment will be probationary for six months, confirmation in post to be conditional upon approval of the first annual report.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The British School at Athens and the British Institute at Ankara jointly seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to their Balkan Futures research programme. Balkan Futures is funded by the British Academy and run by the two institutes in collaboration with the École française d’Athènes. The Fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 2012, is based at the BSA and BIAA. The Fellow will be required to spend significant periods of time at both institutions and/or travelling in other Southeastern European countries. It is intended that s/he will be affiliated to, and will visit, the London School of Economics (research unit on South East Europe).
Balkan Futures supports original research by a new generation of scholars in the field of Balkan regional studies. It creates and fosters an international research network that will include local institutional links of wider utility to UK-based researchers. The Fellow will: develop an original research programme with a well-defined publication schedule; participate in the organization of workshops; serve as a contact point and catalyst in the research network; help to develop further research arising from Balkan Futures. Further details can be found on http://www.bsa.ac.uk/pages/content.php?cat_id=104 .
Applicants are required to propose a research project within the overall scope of Balkan Futures. There are no restrictions upon subject or geographical scope, but preference will be given to projects which complement and extend the range of research currently conducted by the BSA, BIAA and EfA, and serve to link these institutions. Projects should, therefore, have a Greek and Turkish aspect.
Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Catherine Morgan (email@example.com) or Dr Marc Herzog (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information about the institutes, their research and key staff can be found at: www.bsa.ac.uk; www.biaa.ac.uk; www.efa.gr (project members: Professor Maria Couroucli, Directrice des Études; Dr Tchavdar Marinov, member scientifique).
Applicants should submit by e-mail to the London Manager of the British Institute awww.efa.grt Ankara, Claire McCafferty (email@example.com):
The deadline for applications is Friday 25th May 2012. Candidates must ensure that their referees send by e-mail letters of reference (preferably as pdf attachments with original signature) to firstname.lastname@example.org by this deadline. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to submit published or unpublished work. Interviews will be held in London on Monday 18th June 2012 (economy-class travel will be supported; air travel may only be fully compensated within Europe and Turkey). The Fellow will take up their appointment on October 1st 2012.
The stipend will be up to £25,000 per annum (to include travel, health insurance, accommodation and visa costs). The Fellow is encouraged to reside in the BSA and BIAA.
The Fellow must submit an annual report by the end of March to the Directors of the BSA and BIAA for consideration by their respective Councils. The appointment will be probationary for the first year, confirmation in post to be conditional upon approval of the first annual report. The Fellow will acknowledge the BSA, BIAA and Balkan Futures in all publications resulting from the Fellowship.
Call for applications for Mercator - IPC Fellowships
Stiftung Mercator and Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University invite young academics and professionals with an interest in Turkey to apply for a new fellowship program that aims to strengthen academic, political and social ties between Turkey and Germany, as well as Turkey and Europe.
The program is based on the premise that in an increasingly globalized world, acquisition of knowledge and an exchange of ideas and people are the preconditions for meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
Mercator - IPC Fellowships are available to outstanding young academics and professionals who are at the beginning of their career and work in one of three thematic areas:
The fellows will be expected to work on academic or practical projects at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC). A PhD is preferred but not required for this position if the applicant’s work experience and expertise meet the program requirements and the jury’s satisfaction. Fellowships are available for 6 to 12 months and predominantly, but not exclusively, granted to applicants from Germany. Applicants cannot apply for fellowships to fund their PhD dissertations.
The 2012 fellowships begin September 1, 2012 and the deadline for applications is May 15, 2012.
Please send your applications or further questions by email to the Program Coordinator Mr. Daniel Grütjen (see below for contact details). Feel free to share this information with your friends, colleagues and students. For full details, see the Mercator - IPC Fellowship program guidelines and visit http://ipc.sabanciuniv.edu/
The British Institute at Ankara is an independent academic institution. It is committed to freedom of expression and has no governmental or party-political connections. As an institution devoted to the principle of academic freedom, research and activities sponsored by the BIAA may sometimes address issues which are politically sensitive. The BIAA accepts no responsibility for views expressed or conclusions reached in research and activities which it sponsors.