Post-doctoral Fellowship

BIAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2016/17

Applications are now invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position 2016/17.
The candidate should normally have completed a doctorate and must have a current connection with a UK University.

The Fellowship will be tenable for one year from 1 September 2016. The Fellow will be based at the Institute in Ankara and will be required to spend at least two-thirds of the period of the Fellowship at the institute. The remaining one-third can be spent outside Ankara for research purposes after consultation with the director.

The subject of the proposed research should focus on Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral and may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences.  It should lead to a substantial publication either in monograph or in article form.

The fellow will be awarded £20,000 per annum, payable monthly, including 22 days of leave.  All costs including travel (to and from Turkey and any academic travel, such as conferences), health insurance, visa and accommodation need to be covered by this annual amount.  Accommodation will be available at the Institute in Ankara, as required, at a rate of £10 per night, or £250 per month. It is important to note that, due to changed regulations regarding residence permits in Turkey, the fellows will be obliged to take a health insurance policy from a Turkish company for the duration of their stay. The BIAA will help organising this once the fellows have arrived in Ankara.

Applications will be accepted from 1 April 2016.  Applicants should submit an application form, a curriculum vitae and a covering letter which details the research proposal by the closing date of 29 April 2016 (by email to The cover letter and research proposal should not exceed four pages. TWO written references MUST be sent directly to the BIAA on the email address above by your referees by the closing date.  This should be on official letterhead (as an email attachment) or in email form, as long as the position of the referee in his/her HEI is known.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in London in mid-May.

For further information please contact Dr Lutgarde Vandeput

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Previous holders of the Fellowship include:

Dr Daniel MacArthur-Seal, Smuggling and the remaking of the eastern Mediterranean, 1912-1940

Dr Orlene Mcilfatrick, Exploring themes of continuity, movement and interaction in the Iron Age of Central Anatolia: utilizing a distribution analysis of Iron Age painted pottery types within the Kızılırmak bend

Dr Catherine Draycott, Images and Identities in the Funerary Art of Western Anatolia 550 – 450 BC

Dr Sophie Moore, Bodies of evidence at first and second millennium Çatalhöyük; Identity, Memory and Knowledge

Dr Emma Baysal, Dynamics of marginality: the exchange of ideas in Anatolia from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age

Dr Leonidas Karakatsanis, “Turkish-Greek Friendship” reiterated. Genealogies of rapprochement at the Aegean borders

Dr Magdalena Craciun,  Branded headscarves: the articulation of economy and morality in contemporary Turkey

Dr Christoph Bachhuber, Material and Landscape in Early Bronze Age Anatolia: Innovation, Opportunism and Conflict

Dr Peter Popkin, Empire collapse and subsistence practices: tracking changes in animal management from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age at Kilise Tepe

Dr Georgia Petridou, Divine politics: epiphanies, identity, and diplomatic discourse in the Hellenistic city: Greek mainland, islands, Anatolia

Dr Tristan Carter, Viewing cultural interaction in prehistoric Anatolia through obsidian

Dr Can Erimtan, Nationalism, history and Turkey (1922-1948)

Dr Andrew Peacock, Trebizond and the Islamic World in the 13th century AD

Dr Luke Lavan, Late antique urbanism

Dr Evangelia Ioannidou, Study of faunal material

Dr Matthew Elliot, Jinnis and modernisation: Islam in the 19th and 20th century Near East

Dr Alan Greaves, The history of Miletus

Dr Gareth Darbyshire, Iron in ancient Anatolia

Dr Mark Nesbit, Aşvan archaeobotanical report