A number of postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities are periodically available. These include BIAA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships of up to 24 months, as well as occassional project-related Postdoctoral Researcher positions. Fellows are based at the Institute in Ankara and are required to spend at least two-thirds of the period of their Fellowship at the Institute. The remaining one-third can be spent outside Ankara for research purposes, following consultation with the BIAA Director.
Unless otherwise stated in the specific call for applications, applicants must have gained a PhD from a UK Higher Education Institution no more than two years prior to their application. Applications may also be accepted from candidates with an active link to a UK Higher Education Institution who gained their PhD within the last 10 years. Applicants for BIAA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships may hold a PhD from any of the academic disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Project-related postdoctoral applicants must demonstrate expertise in the specific field of the call.
Call for applications for BIAA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships usually announced in March. Project-related posts can be announced at any time throughout the year. Please check currently open calls for applications.
The positions of Research Scholar and/or Research Assistant are based at the Institute in Ankara and are tenable for 7-12 months, as specified in the call for applications. The Research Scholar / Assistant works with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive BIAA digital archives, updates lists of BIAA projects and events, and assists the library team in updating the library’s digital records (e.g. reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, compiling content information, etc.). The Research Scholar is expected to spend two-thirds of their time working for the BIAA and one-third of their time on personal research. The Research Assistant normally works full-time for the BIAA.
Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Master’s degree in a field within the BIAA’s remit, and are expected to go on to conduct research at doctoral level. The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD. Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution.
Call for applications usually announced in October. Check currently open calls for applications.