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This page is for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2013.

To keep this page consistent and easy to read, please adhere to the following guidelines (taken from last year's page):

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For more information and answers to some questions about timing, materials requests, application numbers and fields, offers, etc. see previous years' postdoc wikis at: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11


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Aberystwyth University (UK;Wales) - Post-Doctoral researcher, Anglo-Norman Dictionary

  • Two-year post-doctoral researcher on AHRC-sponsored project "mainly to carry out two specific tasks: overhaul of usage and domain labels and the introduction of cross-references to relevant dictionaries"
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012

ACLS New Faculty Fellows - DEADLINE PASSED

  • ACLS invites nominations from participating institutions for the fourth competition of the New Faculty Fellows program. The program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was created to assist recent Ph.D.s in the humanities who are beginning their careers in an inhospitable job market. During the three previous competition cycles, from 2009-2010 to 2011-12, the program supported 146 New Faculty Fellows at 50 participating institutions.
  • Approximately 25 New Faculty Fellow awards will be made for appointments that will begin in fall 2013. New Faculty Fellows will serve two-year appointments at universities across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise will augment current departmental offerings. The teaching load is three courses over two semesters of the academic year, the majority of which will be in the undergraduate curriculum. Additionally, mentors at the receiving institutions help integrate Fellows into their scholarly communities.
  • The New Faculty Fellows program has a two-stage application process: In the first stage, participating institutions may nominate a limited number of recent Ph.D. recipients from their institution for participation in the competition. (ACLS does not accept nominations either directly from recent Ph.D.s. or from non-participating institutions.)
  • Nominees must fulfill, furthermore, the following eligibility criteria:
  • Ph.D. in a humanities discipline or humanistic social science, which includes history, anthropology, and such areas as political theory, historical sociology, and economic history.
  • Ph.D. awarded between January 2011 and December 2012. A candidate's degree must have been conferred prior to December 31, 2012.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to relocate to take up offered positions.
  • There is no citizenship requirement.
  • Previously unsuccessful applicants may be nominated again if they still fulfill the eligibility requirements.
  • ACLS does not accept applications from candidates whose work is primarily creative (e.g. music composition or performance).
  • Ph.D.s who have already secured tenure-track positions are not eligible.
  • The deadline for nominations to be received by ACLS is October 5, 2012. Nominations consist of the following information: candidate’s name, department, Ph.D. conferral date, email address.
  • In the second stage of the application process, nominated candidates need to fill out an online application that is the equivalent of a job dossier, consisting of a completed application form, two-page cover letter, two-page curriculum vitae, twenty-five-page writing sample, and three reference letters. Further specifications and formatting instructions for all uploadable documents will be available through the application portal. Please note that applications not complying with any part of the guidelines will not be reviewed. Candidates will receive access to the online application via email sent by ACLS no later than October 11, 2012. Only applications submitted online by 9 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on October 24, 2012 will be considered.
    • NOTE: see 2011-12 updates on ACLS NFF Awards and ACLS NFF Offers for insights into the particular process of this fellowship.
    • 10/10 - rec'd email from ACLS with notification of nomination and link to upload application matls (x4)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Visiting Scholars Program Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its Visiting Scholars Program. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply. Candidates who are completing scholarly manuscripts are especially welcome. The Academy seeks proposals that relate to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.
  • Visiting Scholars are based in Cambridge and have the opportunity to participate in seminars and other Academy events.
  • Terms of Award: The stipend is $40,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $60,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).
  • For Further Information: Contact the Visiting Scholars Program, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge MA 02138 ( Application information is available on the Academy's website (
  • DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2012

Amherst College Copeland Fellows, "Catastrophe and the Catastrophic" - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The 2013-2014 Amherst College Copeland Colloquium seeks four or five Fellows from varied disciplines to explore the theme of "Catastrophe and the Catastrophic." We hope to explore the social, cultural, and historical meaning of catastrophe and to examine the role and representation of catastrophe in religion, the visual arts, literature, law, and politics as well as understandings of catastrophe that emerge in the natural and physical sciences and in the study of the environment.
  • We are seeking applications from both senior and junior scholars from the various disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural or physical sciences including anthropologists, literary scholars, historians, sociologists, philosophers, legal scholars, environmental scientists, and others whose work illuminates, directly or indirectly, the role of catastrophe in art, literature, religion, law, science, and politics. We welcome candidates whose work examines the history of catastrophe and responses to it within multiple cultural, political, and religious contexts and legal, political, scientific, and humanitarian responses to catastrophe during times when the sudden, discontinuous, and disastrous event has become, perhaps paradoxically, a structural component of our political imagination.
  • Fellowships range from $30,000-$50,000, depending on rank and include a $2,500 allowance for professional travel and research support and additional support for moving expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence from September to June. Fellows will be expected to participate in workshops and conferences organized to explore the theme of the Colloquium.
  • Interested individuals should submit to a cover letter, CV, statement of purpose describing their research interests and how they speak to the theme of the Colloquium, writing sample, and the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations by October 15, 2012.
    • 10/15 - request for letters (x2)
  • 10/30 - request for Skype interview
    • Has anyone else heard anything about this one? Other people with Skype interviews?
    • I'm told at the latest they'll make their decisions by end of December.

Australian National University - Postdoctoral Fellow - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Five year post-doctoral position on the project “Informal Life Politics in the Remaking of Northeast Asia: From Cold War to Post-Cold War”.
  • Position dependent on funding decision
  • "The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline. S/he will pursue both independent and team-based research consistent with the project, which focuses on “informal life politics”: local level grassroots movements in which individuals or groups act to protect their health or livelihood from threats seen as emanating from economic and environmental change, state action or the failures of state policy. The appointee will identify and research relevant case studies from Taiwan, and collaborate with other project members in cross-border analysis of informal life politics in the Northeast Asian region as a whole. S/he will work under the supervision of the Laureate Fellow, and also assist in project management, in supporting the work of other members of the research team and in supervising and mentoring postgraduate students. With other project team members s/he will communicate ideas and findings generated by the project to a wider audience though high quality publications and through project conferences and workshops."
  • "Applicants should submit a full CV, a statement addressing each of the selection criteria, a 3-page research proposal and three referees' reports due by the closing date"
  • Deadline: 24 Sept. 2012.

Bard Graduate Center - Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship: “Cultures of Conservation”

  • The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for one two-year post-graduate fellowship funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to help bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as studied by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). The fellowship is part of “Cultures of Conservation,” an initiative designed to model a new graduate curriculum at the B.G.C. The five years of the grant (2012-17) will see the development of new courses, new seminars and new research and teaching positions all of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the intellectual apparatus of humanities graduate students and professors.
  • The Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a scholar wishing to pair on a project with a conservator or conservation scientist in the New York area. Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of the proposed research. Fellows must have at least a Master’s degree, and preference will be given to emerging scholars. The Fellow will teach at least one course in the second year of the fellowship on his or her project together with the partnering conservator or conservation scientist. Fellows will receive an office, salary of $40,000 and free accommodation in midtown Manhattan. The conservator or conservation scientist will receive $10,000 for their full participation in this project. Appointment will be as of 1 July 2013 and will continue through 30 June 2015.
  • The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. For additional information about the BGC, see
  • Applications should include from (a) the prospective fellow: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, project description, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references; from (b) the collaborating conservator or conservation scientist: a curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their willingness and ability to participate in the project, including the teaching component, and an assessment of the feasibility and desirability of the conservation project. All these materials should be gathered together and sent by 5 January 2013 to Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.

Brandeis University - Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Film and the Digital Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • from the MLA JIL: Interfolio link:
  • Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Film and the Digital Humanities: Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Film and the Digital Humanities, beginning Fall 2013. This interdisciplinary appointment will be shared between the Department of English and Film, Television and Interactive Media. The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer, will actively pursue his or her own research interests and teach one course per semester. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 2013. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in film and any of the following fields as they relate to the digital humanities: (i) the history of consciousness; (ii) print culture and the history of the book; (iii) globalization; (iv) the construction of class, racial, sexual, and gender identities.
  • The position, which is benefits eligible, has a salary of $55,903 for the 2013-14 academic year and includes a research fund of $4000/year.
  • Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio at the above link. Please include letter of interest addressed to Paul Morrison, Search Chair, CV, brief description of research project, and three letters of recommendation. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Applications must be received by Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Brandeis University - Mellon Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Age of Revolution

  • Brandeis University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek a scholar of the Caribbean in the age of revolution, preferably with an emphasis on Haiti. The successful candidate will take a central role in the University’s 2013-2014 Sawyer Seminar, “Rethinking the Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation, and the Global Imaginary.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and directed by Professors Jane Kamensky (History) and Susan S. Lanser (Comparative Literature), this faculty seminar will explore the American, French, and Haitian revolutions in transnational and interdisciplinary terms. The fellow will receive a stipend of $52,000 and a research fund of $3000 and is eligible for University health and dental insurance.
  • Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement of no more than 1500 words, and three letters of recommendation to . Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

British Museum (UK) - Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Three 4-year research post-doctoral position on the project "Religious imagery and material culture c.200 to 800 CE"
  • Appointees will "carry out research on different aspects of religious imagery and material culture, and their political and social contexts, in the time period c.200 to 800 CE, in one or more religious traditions and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia. This research will support the broad objectives of the Leverhulme Trust funded Empires of Faith research programme which is a unique research programme bringing together the British Museum with Wolfson College in the University of Oxford to understand the creation of religious iconographies and their relationships with state formation within this context"
  • "You will be educated to doctoral level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role, for example Archaeology or Art History, with focus on religious traditions, cultures and polities from the Mediterranean to South Asia or alternatively in a related subject that can inform the study of religious and political imagery c.200 to 800 CE. You will have experience or demonstrable knowledge of material culture and/or academic perspectives that can inform the study of appropriate material and/or visual culture. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are essential for this role, as well as previous experience working on a research project as a Research Assistant."
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
    • Interviews likely to take place in Oxford on 21 & 22 Feb. 2013.

Brown University - Pembroke Center Postdocs, "Socialism and Post-Socialism"  - DEADLINE PASSED

  • In 2013-14, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of Socialism and Post-Socialism. Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who received their degrees from institutions other than Brown University. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority scholars to apply.
  • The term of appointment is July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance.
  • For a full description of the postdoctoral fellowship see Apply online at The deadline for receipt of applications is December 7, 2012. Selections will be announced in March.

Carnegie Mellon University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2013-15 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the academic department (English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy) in which they will be housed.
  • The Department of English is interested in candidates whose research specialty is in rhetoric or in literary and cultural studies as it intersects with one or more of the following fields of study: race; new media, digital humanities; intercultural communication, globalization; and medieval and early modern England. APPLY to English
  • The Department of Modern Languages seeks a candidate in one of the following areas: second language acquisition, cultural dimensions of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, literary and cultural studies, preferably with an interdisciplinary concern with language or linguistics. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the languages offered in the Department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish). APPLY to Mod. Langs.
  • The Department of Philosophy seeks a candidate doing careful analytic research on any philosophically motivated topic. We will give particular attention to applicants specializing in Normative Ethics or Political Philosophy. Candidates with non-philosophical degrees are welcome to apply APPLY to Philosophy
  • The Department of History seeks an American historian of the environment or of public policy. APPLY to History
  • Fellows will teach two courses in their home department in each year of their residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existing areas of expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic job market. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the many cross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars through the university's Humanities Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the undergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.
  • A 2013-2015 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,500, and three summer months salary for the two-year fellowship.
  • Application and selection process: Applicants for the 2013-2015 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2011. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2013 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.
  • Applications for the 2013-2015 fellowships must be received by November 1, 2012. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, proposed major field(s) of teaching, and the Carnegie Mellon department in which you would want to be based.
  • Fellowship applications will be reviewed by the relevant departments. Strong applicants will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.
    • THE WORST online application portal I have ever seen, ever. It makes me yearn for AJO. Really, the portal is a tremendous waste of time, and the preset fields they have don't allow for half of the answers I'd give. Save some time for this one. It sucks. [posted 10/27]

Carnegie-Mellon University - Residential Fellowships in the Humanities, 2013-2014

  • The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University is offering a residential fellowship, junior or senior, as part of its yearlong program, “Humanities and the Global University.” Candidates for the junior fellowship must have the PhD in hand at the time of application. Candidates for the senior fellowship must have a record of scholarship in an area relevant to the themes and hold a continuing academic post. The fellowships include stipends of $35,000-$40,000 and an office with a computer. Please go to for further information and application instructions.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2013. Human Resources Apply Here:

CEU Institute for Advanced Study Junior Fellowships 2013-14 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The CEU Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) is pleased to invite applications for its core junior fellowship program for the academic year 2013/14. Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. Fellowships are available for the full 9-month period (Oct- June) or for either the 3-month Fall semester (Oct- Dec) or the 5-6 month Spring semester (Jan- June).
  • Scholars receive accommodation in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse and a monthly stipend. Fellows are expected to reside in Budapest during their fellowship year, participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and pursue their research agenda.
  • CEU IAS provides a stimulating environment in which the fellows can devote themselves to their research and share their work with peers through weekly seminars and other community programs. Fellows have access to all CEU facilities, including seminar and conference space, computer services, and library resources. They also benefit from CEU’s vibrant international atmosphere, its strong ties in Hungary, and its location in culturally rich Budapest. CEU IAS facilitates the fellows’ engagement with the CEU and the Hungarian scholarly community by encouraging collaborative projects, organizing joint public lectures, establishing student mentorship programs, and related activities.
  • Qualifications, experience, eligibility: Fellowships are highly competitive and fellows are chosen through a rigorous selection process. The Selection Committee will primarily consider the quality of the research proposal as well as the applicant’s proven track record or promise of scholarly productivity. We are looking for projects which are innovative and intellectually promising.
Fellows must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application.
Junior fellows must have a Ph.D. degree issued in 2006 or later (otherwise they should apply for senior fellowships.)
Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 6 years after the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must be received and contracts must have ended in 2007 or earlier.)
Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 3 years after their contract ended (their contract must have ended in 2010 or earlier.
All nationalities are encouraged to apply and for this type of fellowship we have no thematic restrictions (other than expecting proposals in the social sciences and humanities only.)
Recent (past 5 years) fellows of CEU IAS or Collegium Budapest are eligible to apply but will only be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Terms and conditions:Junior fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros to help support their stay in Budapest. In addition, all fellows and their families receive free housing (minus utilities) at the Wallenberg Guesthouse ( Fellows are responsible for their own travel and health care costs.
  • Deadline for application: November 4, 2012. Please submit all materials electronically to:
  • The application package should include:
The application form
a full CV including the most important publications (max. 2,000 words)
a description of your research project (max 1,000 words without references)
an abstract of your research project (max. 150 words)
1 recommendation letter, sent directly from the recommender to the email address:

Chemical Heritage Foundation - Post-doc in History of Sci, Tech, Med & Industry

  • 9-month residential post-doctoral position
  • "CHF supports roughly 18 fellows each year (usually 3-4 long-term post-docs), creating a vibrant community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of chemistry, science, medicine, technology, and engineering. Applications come from people in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences"
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2013

Colby College - Mellon Postdoc in Comparative World History, 2013-15

  • The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in comparative world history, beginning September 1, 2013. We seek an individual with evidence of commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. The fellowship carries a two-course load per year (one course each semester). One of these courses must be HI 276: Patterns and Processes in World History, which is a required course for all History and Global Studies majors. The other course will be determined in consultation with the department chair. The Fellow will conduct individual research and work with assigned department faculty mentors to develop a strong teaching and research profile. The Fellow will also advise undergraduate students on research and will have the opportunity to work on his/her scholarship. Research and travel funds are provided. Applicants must have received their Ph. D. (in history) within the last four years and not have held a tenure-track position.
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, brief (1-2 pp) statements of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and a writing sample of approximately 25 pp in length to Inquiries may be directed to Elizabeth D. Leonard (chair, Department of History) at Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via telephone or Skype, and finalists will be brought to campus in late February or early March.

Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought

  • The Committee on Global Thought will not be accepting applications for post-doctoral research positions in Fall 2012, as all available positions are filled through Spring 2014. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition will next convene in September 2013, for positions available Fall 2014. Please refer to or join the Global Thought mailing list for updates next year.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants for the 2013 competition will have obtained their doctorate between August 2012 and August 2014, and will not have held tenure-track positions at the time of their application.
  • About the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition: The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world and encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. The post-doctoral fellowship offers promising young scholars the opportunity and resources to pursue their research, and engage with leading intellectuals at one of the most influential and publicly engaged universities. Fellows are also expected to teach one course a year, either of their own design or in conjunction with a Committee member. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided that they successfully indicate how their work will contribute to Global Thought's research and teaching agenda.

Columbia University - INTERACT/Weatherhead East Asian Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013-2014 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University. This fellowship is for the academic year 2013-2014 and is open to scholars conducting research on East Asia and Southeast Asia within a global context. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2013, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.
  • About INTERACT: INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional and interdisciplinary study. Columbia University will offer several INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2013-2014 academic year, with candidates selected by centers and institutes across the University. Candidates will function as liaisons between their home office and the INTERACT network of scholars with other regional and disciplinary specializations.
  • The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is pleased to offer one INTERACT Fellowship to an outstanding scholar of modern and contemporary East Asia with a demonstrated emphasis on global context and connections.
  • INTERACT’s primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in Institute programs and events, and an annual outreach event organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.
  • Requirements: The Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s INTERACT Fellow will devote half of their time to teaching and working with other Fellows on INTERACT programming, and half time to his or her own research and writing. The Fellow’s curricular responsibility would be to develop one course each semester (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014), in coordination with Columbia’s Global Core Curriculum, focused on East Asia in a global context. The Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area and participate in all activities of the INTERACT program collaborative.
  • Eligibility
    • Candidates from all East Asian disciplines and areas of study are welcome to apply. Geographically this includes China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Tibet, and Mongolia.
    • Recipients of the Fellowship must have received their Ph.D. degree within the past five years (Spring 2008 and after).
    • Recipients must complete all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) by June 30, 2013
  • Application Process: The following list of materials is required for all applicants. Application information and forms are available on the Weatherhead East Asian Institute website:
    • Completed Application Cover Sheet
    • Curriculum vitae, including a list of classes taught (if any)
    • Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
    • A statement not exceeding 300 words that conveys your personal outlook on trans-regional and global approaches and their role in the undergraduate curriculum
    • Two undergraduate course proposals to be offered at Columbia University. These courses are to be offered without prerequisites, and must emphasize cross-border, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary approaches that connect back to the East Asia region. These course proposals are meant to convey a sense of your teaching interests beyond the specialized topic of your PhD research. Please see “Constructing a Course Syllabus” for format guidelines here.
    • 3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research, proposed courses and prior teaching experience.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before January 22, 2013. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview or interview in person at AAS. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.
  • Awards will be announced no later than March 29, 2013. Acceptance of award is due no later than April 5, 2013.
  • Please return completed applications to: INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10027. For more information on the INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact Kim Palumbarit, Student Affairs Officer, at (212) 854-9206 or

Columbia University - 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies

  • The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites applications for its 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies. The Fellow will devote half of their time to teaching one course on Southeast Asia per semester and half time to his or her own research. The Fellow will also participate in initiatives such as the INTERACT program aimed at improving global literacy specifically with regard to Southeast Asian studies among Columbia students, and will be an integral participant in day-to-day activities at the WEAI.
  • Candidates from all social science disciplines, including history, are welcome to apply. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2013, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between July 2008 and July 2013. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in a social science discipline, including history, working on modern Southeast Asia. Applications from individuals who hold or have held regular faculty positions will not be considered.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants should submit the following:
    • Application Cover Sheet (available at
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Research Proposal (2-3 pages)
    • Graduate-Level Southeast Asia Course Proposal (2-3 pages)
    • Three Letters of Reference (signed and sealed) [Letters of reference may be those included in a placement dossier and may be enclosed with the application (if signed and sealed) or sent directly by the referee.]
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before January 22, 2013. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview or interview in person at AAS. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.
  • Awards will be announced no later than March 29, 2013. Acceptance of award is due no later than April 5, 2013.
  • Return completed applications to: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10027. For more information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, please contact Kim Palumbarit, Program Officer, at 212-854-9206 or
  • Complete information and an application form are available at:

Columbia University Society of Fellows - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2013-2014. Fellows newly appointed for 2013-2014 must have received the Ph.D. between 1 January 2011 and 1 July 2013. The Fellowship Stipend for 2013-2014 is $60,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $5,000 research allowance per annum.
  • Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (see list of Humanities Departments). This one-year fellowship is renewable for a second and a third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second and third years, Fellows teach one course per year, leaving one semester free of teaching responsibilities. The courses taught in the second and third years of the fellowship may be departmental courses or Core courses as described above; however, at least two of the four courses taught over the three Fellowship years must be in the Core.
  • Application: The Online Application Form can be accessed at Please follow the instructions carefully, noting that the deadline for submission of hard-copy materials is Monday, 1 October 2012. A select number of candidates will be invited to interview in January 2013. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 1 March 2013. Applicants who have not been contacted for interview by 4 January 2013 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.
    • NOTE: "$30.00 application processing fee. This fee must be paid online via Visa or MasterCard payment."
    • The Society of Fellows received 813 applications for the two fellowships available for 2011–12. A 0.25% chance of success. (Source: Annual Report 2011)
    • It is IMMORAL to make applicants pay a fee. Columbia is one of the richest institutions in the world, and most of us are scraping by.
    • If each of the 813 applicants paid a $30 application fee, that's a total of $24,390 for Columbia.
    • To pile on a bit, the CU SoF application portal is also incredibly primitive. For $25k you could at least let applicants save their application while they work on it.
    • also ridiculous that they refuse to accept reference letters from a dossier service.
  • Self-addressed, stamped postcard received, acknowledging receipt of materials (9/15).
  • They are behind schedule, some departments haven't submitted yet their candidates to the Governing Board to proceed with the second round of the vetting process.
  • How do you know this information? Also, is there any indication as to when the departments that are purportedly behind schedule will submit their candidates to the Governing Board?

Cornell University - Doctoral/Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Department of English at Cornell University solicits applications for doctoral/postdoctoral diversity fellowships from scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Eligible applicants might be from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. Both three-year combination doctoral-postdoctoral fellowships and two-year postdoctoral fellowships are available. A fellowship will be awarded only if the department believes the applicant would make a very strong candidate for a tenure-track position that the department expects to have open in the next two-to-three years. 2013-14 award levels—doctoral: $31,000; postdoctoral: $56,000. Applications should include a cover letter discussing both research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract, a writing sample, and letters of recommendation.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically to by November 5, 2012.
  • For more information, see
    • I applied to the STS department. Anyone else?(x2)
    • I applied to Africana Studies. (x1)
    • Received rejection from Sociology 12/5
    • rejection via email or snail mail? 
    • Received rejection from English via email 12/7 x2


Cornell University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Media Studies

  • With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature seeks a two‑year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow whose main area of expertise is in Comparative Media Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who attend creatively to the intersection of old and new media and who work across languages in a transnational and comparative framework. Possible areas of emphasis include: emerging modes of textuality and reading, theory, screen arts, sound, digital and analogue inter‑faces, the electronic arts and public memory, the history of the book, network theory, critical game studies, biomedia, virtuality and embodiment, inter‑activity and the haptic, and the boundary between the human and the machine.

The successful candidate will teach one upper‑level and one general‑interest undergraduate course suited to his/her expertise each year.

  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2013/14‑2014/15 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2007. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada: international applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2013, are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration by January 7, 2013:
 1. cover letter 
2. curriculum vitae 
3. detailed statement of research interests 
4. writing sample 
5. proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell University
 6. three letters of recommendation
  • Applications should be sent to: Megan Dirks, Program Administrator, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Six to Eight 1-year research fellowships on the theme "OCCUPATION: From Space and Time to Practice and Politics"
  • "The Society for the Humanities invites scholars to reflect upon the theme of “Occupation: From Space and Time to Practice and Politics“ in order to further understanding of historical and contemporary practices of occupation within physical, professional, and virtual territories and practices. What does it mean “to be occupied” or “to be in the time of occupation”? The Society wishes to open the question of how occupation has shaped the humanities in relation to patterns of thought and artistic representation. Equally important is how historical events of occupation, as well as the establishment of intellectual professions and institutions, have relied on or shaped the humanities. The Society encourages applicants to investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme."
  • Applicants must have completed the PhD by 1 Jan 2012; they must also have at least two years' teaching experience (inc. teaching as a graduate student)
  • Fellows include scholars from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $45,000. Applicants living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one seminar related to their research. The seminars are generally informal, related to the Fellow's research, and open to graduate students, suitably qualified undergraduates, and faculty members. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses.
  • HARDCOPY applications only
  • For further information:
    Phone: 607-255-9274
  • Deadline: postmarked 1 Oct. 2012

Dartmouth College - Dickey Center Post-doctoral Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security

  • The Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College invites applications forthe 2013-14 (September -June) Dartmouth Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. Applicants from all disciplines working on research that bears directly on U.S. foreign policy and international security are welcome to apply. While scholars at all stages of their careers will be considered, applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D or equivalent degree are especially welcomed. Fellows must be in residence during their Fellowship and are asked to participate in Dickey Center seminars and events and invited to take advantage of other Dartmouth activities.
  • Fellows receive competitive stipends and benefits, comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. Faculty on leave from their home institutions will receive half of their annual salary, up to $50,000. Dartmouth is an EE/AO employer.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and significance of the proposedresearch and its relevance to U.S. foreign policy and international security, and the ability of the applicant to benefit from interaction with and mentoring from Dartmouth faculty.
  • Applicants must submit all of the following by Monday, January 14, 2012: NOTE: All documents must be in Portable Document Format (PDF)
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A statement of up to 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
    • A writing sample prepared
    • Two letters of reference sent directly to: by January 14, 2012.
    • A confidential financial statement on a separate page indicating the applicant’s other sources of support available during fellowship period and --for current faculty only – current salary.
  • Website:

Dartmouth College - Leslie Center for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoc 2013-2015 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for one postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for the 2013–2015 academic years. This fellowship fosters the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
  • Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. This year we are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Art History, Film and Media Studies, French, History, Music, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Religion and Theater.
  • The 2011–2013 Fellows received an annual stipend of $53,045 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2013–2015 fellow will be similar.
  • Applicants for the 2013–2015 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2011. Application materials, letters of recommendation, and transcripts (hard copy only) must arrive at Dartmouth in the Administrator's office by October 1, 2012.
  • For the official application form and a more detailed description and details about how to apply go to
  • Please address applications to: Administrator, Leslie Center for the Humanities, 6240 Haldeman Center, Room 263, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755-3526.
  • DEADLINE - Hard copies only to be in the office of the Administrator by October 1, 2012
    • Has anybody heard back from them at all? Even just to acknowledge submissions?
    • Rejection letter (hard copy) 11/10 (x2). Last year I didn't hear back from them until March...; rejection letter (hard copy) 11/13(x2)
    • Anyone with positive news? (Or news on why the rejections are coming at a different time than indicated on the Leslie Center website?)
      • The website suggests that we shouldn't hear anything positive until some time later this month.  Though purely speculation, my guess is that early rejections were due to missing application materials (could be letters of rec), the field not matching what the committee wanted, materials not arriving before the deadline, the PhD being earned outside of the stated window, or concerns about ABD candidates finishing on time.  (12/2)

Dartmouth College - Neukom Fellows 2013-2014 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Neukom Fellows 2013-2014. Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s whose research interests cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, but has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit component of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show good evidence of independence and initiative. The Fellowships are two- to three-year appointments, with the third year extension considered upon request after a review early in the second year. Neukom Fellows will be mentored by faculty in two departments at Dartmouth College, take up residence in one department, and will teach one seminar course each year on a subject of their interest. Beyond that there are no additional duties. Neukom Fellow stipends are $60,000 for 2013-2014. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.
  • Requirements: Ph.D. in any discipline (or expected Ph.D. by September 2013). Research interests that strongly intersect the theme of computation. A proven ability to work independently and collaboratively. A demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research. Evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms.
  • Application Materials: Interested candidates are encouraged to contact prospective mentors at Dartmouth College and must submit the following materials: Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
 Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) including a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.
 Description of which departments (and even better, which Dartmouth faculty) you would be interested in working with and why the opportunity to engage with multiple departments would enhance your work. Three referees whose letters of recommendation speak to the aims of the Fellowship. (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished. Applications must be submitted to: Position ID: Neukom Institute for Computational Science-NF #1950
  • Completed applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive first consideration. Materials received after that date stand the chance of not being considered. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on The Neukom Institute see:

Duke University - Postdocs in Women's Studies (Gender and Science) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Program in Womens Studies at Duke University invites applications for two residential postdoctoral associates for the 2013-14 academic year. Applications will be considered from colleagues working on Gender and Science. We welcome empirical, textual, philosophical, and theoretical projects from a diverse array of academic fields, political and cultural contexts, and historical periods. Applicants will be considered from diverse fields including feminist science and technology studies, in areas that link feminist analysis with the life sciences, history of science, work on new conceptions of the human, genomics, biomedicine and biotechnology, biocapitalism, evolution, ecology, neuroscience and cognition, science as social practice, sexuality and race, global health, and age. Candidates are expected to have a background in interdisciplinary Feminist Studies. The aim of the 2013-14 Womens Studies Postdoctoral Program is to provide a space for generative intellectual conversations between visiting scholars and Duke faculty in different disciplines. Successful proposals will be interdisciplinary in nature and demonstrate the applicants knowledge of gender studies.
  • Fellows will teach one course, will jointly run a faculty/graduate student reading group, and will organize a symposium on the topic of gender and science. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, office space, and clerical support. Applicants should have completed all PhD requirements by June 2013 and be no more than ten years past the PhD.
  • Applications (including all letters of recommendations) must be received by November 19, 2012. Submit letter of application, C.V., 5-page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1-page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation to Cover letters can be addressed to Interim Director, Anne Allison. Our program information is available at

Duke University - Provost's Postdoctoral Program

  • In support of Duke University's strategic plan for enhancing diversity in student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions, our Provost has created the Provost's Postdoctoral Program. The program seeks to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure-track faculty at Duke or peer institutions. Particular focus is on fields in which women and minorities are under-represented. The program establishes competitive postdoctoral research appointments as Postdoctoral Associates. Each will be two years in duration. Awardees will devote their full efforts to research and may teach a maximum of one course per year.
  • To qualify, candidates are required to have completed a doctoral degree between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is imperative that you have a record of academic excellence, a history of accomplishments, and proven ability to interact successfully with a great diversity of faculty and students. Candidates must be prepared to start the position between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2013. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and will be supplemented with an attractive allowance to cover various expenses associated with opportunities to enhance the research experience. Additional information can be found at:
  • To apply, please send your CV, sample publications or dissertation materials, a supporting letter(s) from the proposed mentor(s) at Duke University, and your own cover letter. Your cover letter must include your actual or anticipated date of PhD, a declaration that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a statement of your research plans/goals. Materials must be postmarked by Jan. 18, 2013, and will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All candidates will be notified of decisions no later than March 15, 2013. Three letters of recommendation, signed by their authors, may either accompany your application in separate sealed envelopes or may be mailed directly to us by their authors. Send all materials to: Provost's Postdoctoral Program, c/o Gwendolyn Purnell, Office of the Provost, Box 90004, Room 127 Allen Bldg., Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, Phone: 919-684-4940. Email:

Duke University - Thompson Writing Program Fellows - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Lecturing Fellows, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University. We anticipate offering several postdoctoral fellowships on a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in any field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Fellows are asked to draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design a seminar-style course introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is five sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1, 2013, Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Contract is for an initial three years, renewable after successful review for two more years. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development.
  • To apply use our online application form at: Send us your CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching Academic Writing, a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our Web site: We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, and teaching materials. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail hard copies to Denise Comer, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins September 15, 2012 and ends October 15, 2012. Applications received by 11:59 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) October 15, 2012, will be guaranteed consideration.
  • Cross-posted to Rhetoric/Composition 2013

Emory University (GA) - Fox Center Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting applications for up to three Post-Doctoral fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 15, 2013; awards will be announced in mid-April 2013.
  • Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or, or on the web at

Freie Universitat Berlin (Germ.) - Post-doc European Astroculture - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Two-year Research Post-doc (with possibility of renewal) to work with the Emmy Noether Research Group "The Future in the Stars: European Astroculture and Extraterrestrial Life in the Twentieth Century"
  • "Candidates should hold a doctorate in History or Cultural Studies with a specialization in History of Science, History of Technology, Cultural History or Art History by the time the appointment begins. Applicants should be fluent in English. The ability to work in German would be an asset. Applicants without any knowledge of German are expected, if appointed, to acquire within one year a sufficient level of proficiency."
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to conduct academic research in a field related to the research interest of the group, and to produce a study of wider scope. Furthermore, he/she will be actively engaged in all activities relevant to the research group including the organization and realization of workshops and conferences as well as the participation in its operation and activities. There is the opportunity to teach in the area of his/her specialization. Applicants are asked to outline the intended post-doctoral research project related to the History of European Astroculture in the twentieth century that they wish to realize as members of this research group at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of Freie Universität Berlin."
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview in January 2013.

Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy-Institute, Graduate School of North American Studies - 2 Postdoctoral Grants

  • The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2013/2014. The School's program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.
  • Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master or the equivalent/Doctorate) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years for doctoral candidates and for two years for postdoctoral reseachers. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.
  • Postdoctoral stipends amount to 2.000 € per month.
  • All application materials must be sent by January 31, 2013 at the following address: Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy-Institute, Graduate School of North American Studies, Dr. Katja Mertin, Managing Director, Lansstrasse 5-9, 14195 Berlin, Germany. For further information on application requirements and materials, for the application form and on the graduate program, please see Please address all inquiries to our Program Assistant:

Fulbright Fellowships to Israel For Americans, 2013-2015 - DEADLINE PASSED

Georgetown University - Jamal Daniel Post-Doctoral Fellowships (Study of the Levant)

  • Established by a generous grant from the Levant Foundation, the Jamal Daniel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the study of the Levant support two recent Ph.D.s working on the greater Levantine region defined as Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey in the study of the history, culture, society, religion and current political context of the region. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree between January 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013. The fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 - $45,000, plus benefits. Please visit for more information.
  • The fellowships require residence at Georgetown University for the duration of the academic year. The fellows will be given library privileges at Georgetown University and shared or part-time office space at CCAS. During the fall term the fellows will be expected to deliver a lecture at CCAS about their research; in the spring term, the fellows will teach a seminar of their choosing, broadly related to their field of study.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, course proposal, three letters of recommendation and a sample chapter and outline of their dissertation. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2012.

Georgetown University - Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Established in 2004 by a generous annual grant from the State of Qatar, the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship supports for one academic year a recent Ph.D. working on the topics of U.S.-Arab relations, Arab studies, or Islamic studies. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree at a university in the United States between January 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013. The fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000 - $45,000, plus benefits. Please visit for more information.
  • The fellowship requires residence at Georgetown University for the duration of the academic year. The fellow will be given library privileges at Georgetown University and shared or part-time office space at CCAS. During the fall term the fellow will be expected to deliver a lecture at CCAS about his/her research; in the spring term, the fellow will teach a seminar of his/her choosing broadly related to the subject of US-Arab relations, Arab Studies or Islamic studies.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, course proposal, three letters of recommendation and a sample chapter and outline of their dissertation. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2012. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Georgr Augustus Universitat Gottingen , Modern India Postdoc

  • Three year postdoctoral fellowship on the Society and Culture of Modern India 
  • applicants must have a PhD in anthropology or allied fields, including sociology, media studies, religious studies and history
  • apart from their postdoc project, fellows will aisst in the design and organizaiton of international conferences on culuture and society in modern India and the in teaching of anthropology and sociology courses at teh Centre for Modern Indian Studies 
  • Complete applications should be received by 18 Jan 2013.
  • letter of application, CV, writing sample, 1000 word postdoc proposal, and three letters of reference should be sent  by email to Susan Bunte( no)
  • or by post to 
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,Centre of Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Frau Susanne Bünte, Waldweg 26,  D-37073 Göttingen

Goldsmiths University (London) - Researcher, History

  • One year post (with possible 8 month extension) " working on the Panacea Society funded project, 'All in All': the prophetic thought and legacies of Jacob Boehme."
  • "Your duties will involve researching the social networks that disseminated Boehme's writings, identifying Boehme's English-speaking readership and finding evidence for its reception. Primarily this will consist of locating, photographing, transcribing, translating and editing relevant documents as appropriate"
  • Deadline: Not stated in Ad, posted 4 Oct. 2012.

Hamilton College - 2 yr. Postdoc in Japanese History - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Asian Studies Program of Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral fellowship for a scholar working on Japanese history to begin July 1, 2013. PhDs by the time of appointment, as well as ABDs,will be considered. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching and fluency with an Asian language. The successful candidate will teach three courses a year. The annual stipend is $50,000 for the candidate with degree in hand and $5,000 to support scholarship.
  • Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, transcript, course syllabi, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at . Address materials to Lisa Trivedi, Director, Asian Studies Program, Hamilton College. We will begin consideration of applications on November 1. Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.

Harvard College Writing Program - Preceptor in Expository Writing

Harvard University - Mahindra Center Postdoctoral Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Applicants for 2013-14 fellowships must have received the Ph.D. after May 2010. Applicants without the Ph.D. must demonstrate that they will receive the Ph.D. in or before August 2013. Applications must be completed by November 15, 2012.
  • Fellowships will be awarded to support projects that share the Center’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and internationalism. The Center welcomes applications from all fields within the humanities and the allied social sciences. Despite the great diversity among humanities disciplines, they are joined in their commitment to the spirit of informed and independent interpretation—for individuals and groups—as a process crucial to making judgments about the relationship between facts and values. The Mahindra Humanities Center has taken on the role of exploring this important ethical and epistemological dimension of the humanities.
  • Fellows will be joined at the Center by postdoctoral fellows from Germany, who will be coming as part of a collaboration between the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Volkswagen Foundation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.
  • Fellows will receive stipends of $60,000, individual medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500.
  • Click here to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mahindra Center.
  • Please mail your $35 application fee in the form of a check made out to "Harvard University" to: Shannon Mackey, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please contact Shannon Mackey with questions about applying for a fellowship.

Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in STS

  • One-year (with possible extension to two-years) postdoctoral position in Science, Technology and Society
  • Joint hire by "Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)"
  • "The one-year position will carry a teaching load of one course in Technology and Society; the successful candidate will also assist in STS Program activities and build links between STS and SEAS. Renewal for a second year may be possible contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. Candidates should preferably have some background in physical sciences or engineering and be qualified to carry out research on the social implications of one or more aspects of engineering or applied sciences, such as information and communication technologies, biotechnology, or nanotechnology. Areas of specialization might include studies of innovation; risk and regulation; intellectual property; new research partnerships and research governance; and ethical issues in technological R&D. Research experience on comparative, international and global issues is especially welcome."
  • "Interdisciplinary teaching experiences are highly desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate field, including STS, sociology, law, political science, economics, or engineering. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and names of three referees via the form on the STS Program website:"
  • Review begins: 28 Jan. 2012 and position remains open until filled.

Harvard University - Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • To be eligible for a Junior Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Men and women interested in any field of study are accepted. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship. If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences.
  • During 2012/2013 the stipend for Junior Fellows in their first year will be $65,000. The facilities of most branches of the University, both for instruction and for research, are open to Junior Fellows. Candidates whose research requires substantial laboratory space or extensive equipment should explore arrangements with the appropriate members of the faculty at Harvard for the necessary support. If there is any problem in this regard candidates should inform the Chair.
  • Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves. A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the candidate's work and promise, the candidate's complete contact information, including current residential mailing address and email address, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three addtional people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation by the end of September.
  • Upon receipt of the mailed nomination, the Society will request letters of recommendation from the referees and ask the candidate to submit samples of written work (i.e. dissertation chapters, articles, papers) along with a one or two-page proposal describing the studies he or she would like to pursue while a Junior Fellow. The candidate is also requested to provide official transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate records.
  • The Society will request that the letters of recommendation be submitted electronically - not by email, but through an upload to a secure portal site. After receipt of the nomination, the three referees will be contacted by our office both by regular mail and email and will be provided with a link to the submission portal. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process the nomination.) Full instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with a password to enter the secure site. On the basis of the materials submitted, the Senior Fellows select a certain number of candidates for interview. It is from this number that the final selection is made. (The Society pays the traveling expenses of those candidates interviewed.)
  • The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2013 is Friday, August 31, 2012. No nomination will be accepted with a postmark past the deadline. Nominations will not be accepted by email. All letters should be sent to: The Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 78 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, 617-495-2485.
    • Notice of receipt of nomination and request for materials, 8/29 - due 9/19 (x2, 7/12 due 8/31) (received 8/28, due 9/18) (received 9/3, due 9/21) (received 9/10, due 10/1) (received 9/11, due 10/2)
    • To those posting above: I assume this is not a step beyond the original request for materials? If so, does this mean that the 8/31 deadline for materilas is not uniform for all applicants? Please advise.
      • The 8/31 deadline was for nomination letters from professors. They process those on a rolling basis and send out requests for full applications by the deadlines mentioned above.
      • This is all partly correct and partly incorrect. Each candidate is given an automatically generated, unique three-week deadline to submit materials, based on the date the Society inputs the information given by the nominator. Doubtless they are inundated with letters, so nobody should be worried yet if they think they have been nominated, but haven't heard from the Society. Once materials are sent by the candidate, the application is live, and the Society may or may not contact him/her requesting an interview. Good luck everyone! (09/14).
    • "The materials requested should be postmarked by October 1, 2012 (by Express Mail)" Er, do they have to be sent Express Mail, or can I send them (earlier?) using Normal Mail? I am a slave to application instructions and if there's any doubt I will send express but it seems gratuitious considering I also have to submit everything electronically by that date.
      • In the instructions they suggest that you send it in some way that will provide a tracking number. So if you send it earlier, I imagine you could send it priority or any other way that allows for you to track it, I think this is a measure to make sure it gets there and that no one says it got lost in the mail more than anything else.
    • 10/1 Phone call. Request for Campus Interview.
      • Right on, and congrats! For those of you who get the calls, would you mind posting the date on which your materials were due?
      • And if you can, let us know your discipline; last year at least the interviews were reported to be ordered by areas of resarch.
      • [My fields are Folklore and Anthropology (dual degree); Submitted my materials Sept 21; Got the request for an interview Oct 10; Interview in early Nov; I wasn't able to make the original date they asked me to interview, and requested a specific alternate date and was granted it, so I'm not sure the interviews are ordered by discipline -- I was told 4 interviewees per day for the 30 min interview and dinner afterwards]
    • To add some clarity (as someone who went through the interview process last year): As it appeared to me last year, each application is distributed to two (perhaps more) of the Senior Fellows (probably in fields close to your own, but maybe not), who make the decisions regarding whether you get an interview. When a decision gets made depends on when both of those people get to reading your application. If one of the people is slow to get through their pile, you might get a late notification. Decisions aren't make by "field" exactly, because two people in the same general field (say, English) might have their applications read by different pairs of Fellows. For example: English Lit Ph.D. #1 might have their application read by a Senior Fellow in English and another one in Art History, while Engish Lit Ph.D. #2 might have their materials read by a Senior Fellow in English and another in Anthropology or German or even Math. (The Senior Fellows are, almost by definition, not only eminent but also polymathic, and so your application may get read by someone in a seemingly unrelated field because they happen to have a side interest in something that touches on your research). The punchline: Don't worry about trying to infer your fate from what other people have heard, even if they are in the same field or had the same application deadline.
      • Any news here?
    • Anyone with a late-September deadline get a call yet (10/24)?
    • Did anyone have a deadline of 10/05, and if so have you received a response? I am anticipating/hoping for a response this week.
    • I would guess if we haven't heard we aren't going to hear, but maybe I'm wrong?
    • I am not sure I agree. The person who posted about an interview above had a deadline of 09/21 and heard 2.5 weeks later. So, if you had a deadline of, say, 10/05, you could conceivably hear something, say, tomorrow if HSOF is keeping with similar timelines. Now, I think if we get through the end of this week and into next, and there is no response, then it is more likely we will not hear anything positive.
    • The past two years, there has been a lot of activity around this time. It's been quiet this year. Time to worry?
    • I had an October 1st deadline and haven't heard anything yet (10/24), one can only speculate of course, but should I assume I will not receive a request for a campus interview?
    • I had September 18th as the deadline. Have not heard anything. Am I out of the race? (10/27)
    • I wonder what impact, if at all, will Hurricane Sandy have on the process. I felt strongly that this would be the week when we could expect some major activity. It has been mentioned that the Senior Fellows meet on each Monday. But I think with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, I wonder if that pushes things into early next week. Does anyone have any additional insight?
    • In past years, even those with a late September deadline heard in early October. If you haven't heard about an interview yet, you're not going to get an interview.
      • I want to not believe this, but looking at last year's wiki, I think it's probably right. I'm crossing through it in my jobs folder right now.
      • There are two issues I see with this statement. First, my deadline was not late September; I had a deadline of October 5. Second, I have seen in the past where people received calls as late as November 3. So, do you think those of us with an early October deadline are out of the running?
      • These things are impossible to get, so just assume you aren't going to get it. It's really helped me, mentally, to adopt this attitude. If you get it, great; a pleasant surprise. But checking this Wiki 10,000 times a day, comparing this year's Wiki to last year, etc., isn't healthy. No one here knows (unless they are a Senior Fellow or on the search committee), and that is the truth. But still, good luck and who knows? maybe it'll work out!
      • I do agree with ^this^ perspective. (x2!)
      • I had a 10/5 deadline, have not heard anything (10/30), and yes, I'm moving on with my life...
    • Has anybody with an October deadline heard back yet? Odd.
    • I had a 09/27 deadline and I got a call to schedule an interview today (10/30)
      • Great news! Congratulations!! Hopefully, this bodes well for those of us who have deadlines in early October.
    • I had a 9/25 deadline and received the call today (11/6) for an interview.
      • Great news, and a huge congratulations. Maybe they're just slow this year? Back to staring at the telephone....
      • Congrats on the interview. I am crossing off this from my list. Mine was Sep 18th as the deadline. Have not heard anything, so the game is over for me. Back to that dissertation. Not disappointed even a bit. Good luck to all!
    • So has anybody with an early October deadline heard back? I had a deadline of 10/05, and I have not heard anything. At this point, I don't know whether or not any of us are still under consideration.

Harvard University - Warren Center - American Environmental Studies Fellowship

  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S WARREN CENTER invites applications from scholars of any field with interests relevant to “The Environment and the American Past: Hot Topic.” This 2013-14 FELLOWSHIP and workshop will examine how the American past has been situated within its natural contexts. Nature in art, environmental history, and ecocriticism have each been established as an important topic or mode of scholarly inquiry. But these subfields have typically flourished in isolation from each other and have quite often been on the margins of the dominant narratives within art history, history, and literary studies. We convene this workshop to facilitate dialogue among scholars of the American environment from different disciplines, and to encourage them to make explicit challenges within their home fields, so that environmental and ecocritical perspectives might become more centrally located within scholarly inquiry.
  • We welcome applications for comparative and transnational projects that take North American developments as a point of departure. Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Lawrence Buell (English), Joyce Chaplin (History), and Robin Kelsey (History of Art and Architecture). Applicants may not be degree candidates and must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and receive a private office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community.
  • Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $53,000. Application (from website) due Jan. 15, 2013; decisions in early March. For more information: .

Harvard University - Women's Studies in Religion - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2013-14 in its Women's Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. Priority will go to book projects for which most research has been completed. They may address women and religion in any time, place or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School during the 2013-14 academic year is required. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series.
  • Salary for 2013-14 will be $50,000. The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months, and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.
  • Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the WSRP Search Committee and submitted electronically in word, rich text, or PDF format to Information and application may be accessed at
  • Completed applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2012. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by October 1, 2012.
  • Received automatic confirmation of application 15 Oct 2012.

Haverford College - Mellon Postdoctoral Program

  • Haverford College is pleased to have the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in establishing an endowed fellowship program designed to nurture the professional potential of an emerging generation of young humanists. As a liberal arts college dedicated to the complementary pursuits of excellent teaching and advanced scholarship, Haverford has a profound stake in ensuring continuity in the tradition of scholar-teachers. We likewise believe that an institution such as ours, with its opportunities for faculty development through intimate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy, provides an ideal setting for cultivating the creative energies of young scholars. At the same time, Haverford has much to gain from the steady infusion of fresh intellectual and pedagogical perspectives brought by the Fellows from their recent university training and experience.
  • Haverford's program for Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows is organized to provide five key instruments of professional advancement: meaningful teaching (Fellows teach one course per term, with the expectation that they will supplement the curriculum with innovative course designs); collaborative intellectual exploration (through participation during the first year in the year-long John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Seminar); interaction with the broader world of scholarship and public life (focused in the Fellowship's second year through the staging of a symposium connected to the Fellow's teaching and research interests); mentoring (through association with host departments and programs, as well as the Faculty Seminar); and the time and resources for scholarly endeavor (a reduced teaching load, support for research, and funds for travel to professional conferences).

2013 John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities Mellon Post-Doc Search

  • The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College will start accepting applications for its two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2013 as of early November 2012. We expect to post the search charge by November 1st. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. The search criteria will reflect the topic of the Faculty Seminar for 2013-14 and desirable possible areas of specialization.

Faculty Seminar 2013-14: The Anarchist Tradition, Revisited, led by Craig Borowiak (Political Science)

  • Most commonly associated with adolescent rebellion and conspiratorial bomb throwers, the anarchist tradition proves to be far more complex and influential than caricatures of urban guerrillas, monkey-wrenching eco-terrorists, and nihilistic punks suggest. Anarchist thought has inspired many cultural formations and political experiments around the world. It has shaped the environmental, feminist, cooperative, anti-colonial and labor movements. It has influenced artists from Picasso to Duchamp and novelists from Tolstoy to Leguin. Anarchist currents can be found in theater and dance, as well as in a variety of musical genres, including punk, afrobeat, hip hop, heavy metal and techno rave, as and in classical compositions by John Cage. Anarchism has even left its mark on the natural sciences, as evidenced in the epistemological anarchism of Paul Fayerabend and in the contributions to evolutionary biology and geography made by early anarchists such as Kropotkin and Reclus. This seminar will explore some of these threads, providing relief from the reductive treatment anarchism commonly receives in popular media and academic scholarship alike.

How to Apply

  • Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2008 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the degree by the application deadline of January 31, 2013 are eligible. The application should include a cover letter addressing the seminar topic and its connection to your research, interests, and scholarship; a curriculum vitae; two brief course proposals related to your field ( one a broad-based introductory course, the other a more specialized or advanced course), and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Emily Carey Cronin, Associate Director, John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, Haverford PA 19041, 610-896-1336 (for queries only; please no electronic applications).

Humboldt University (Ger.) - "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 10 to 15 research fellowships for up to one year on the research theme "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" withing the International Research Centre
  • "We welcome candidates especially from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. We would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and transregional perspective. Also, please do not only focus on work/ labour, but also on life course. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, as well as free and unfree labour. We welcome proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions. A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable."
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2012.

Indiana University - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)

  • Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, folklore, history, political science, sociology, and area studies (e.g., American Studies, Asian American Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies). Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity through a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team.
  • Appropriate areas of specialization include: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race in electoral politics; (3) race, ethnicity, and religion; (4) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (5) racial attitudes; (6) U.S. minorities and social movements; and (7) social inequality.
  • Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer.
  • Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2011 or 2012 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2013 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. To be eligible, all applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2013.
  • Send completed applications to the CRRES office by January 30, 2013. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference, which must be sent separately and received by the January 30, 2013 deadline. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.
  • We prefer materials to be sent electronically Materials sent by mail should be sent to Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Information about the center can be found at: .

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (Social Sciences and other disciplines)

  • The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse aims to be the home of academic freedom and experimentation, where top-flight researchers are able to explore new territory in a multi-disciplinary direction and interact with visitors in a stimulating. environment.
  • The Research Program of the Institute is organized around 5 broad themes:
    • Individual and Social Networks
    • Governance and Markets
    • Society, Globalization and Public Policy
    • Individual motives, Actions, Innovation and Well Being
    • The Nation State and Global Public Goods
  • We welcome contributions within these themes from researchers within a large range of disciplines: anthropology, biology, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration. Applications from economists are also encouraged, but successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in, and a commitment to, at least one of the other non-economics disciplines of the IAST.
  • Eligible applicants: Active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after January 2011 and before September 2013. The IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers.</span>
  • Conditions: Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a salary (currently 25 000€ per year) for one year, renewable under certain conditions for a second year.
  • Deadline: The closing date for applications for the 2013-14 academic year is 31st December 2012. In the course of February 2013, the applicants will be informed by email of the decision taken by the IAST committee regarding their application. To apply:

Johns Hopkins University, Patrick Henry Scholar (2 yr. postdoc, History/Political Science)

  • The Johns Hopkins University is pleased to invite applications for the position of Patrick Henry Scholar, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship offered jointly by the Departments of History and Political Science. The fellowship alternates between the two Departments, and this year’s competition is being conducted for a two-year appointment in the Department of History. We invite applications from scholars of the world of colonial America and the early republic who have demonstrated excellence in their research and who will have completed their PhDs in history between 2009 and June 30, 2013. The fellowship term will begin on July 1, 2013, and will end on June 30, 2015. The Patrick Henry Scholar will teach one undergraduate course per semester and will have an opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department. The fellowship carries compensation of $50,000 a year and, funds permitting, a small research/travel budget. Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women and minorities to apply.
  • Candidates should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract and sample chapter or article to the Interfolio website [1] no later than February 1, 2013. At least two letters of reference should be uploaded independently by the referee. Questions contact: or

KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) - Digital Humanities/Asian Studies - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Two or more 2-year (possibly 3-year) research postdocs on the Elite Networks Shifts research project
  • "Candidates will have a PhD and a proven research record in one of the following three fields, and a demonstrable affinity with another one:
    1. Social sciences (preferably historical sociology, history, sociology, anthropology or political science), specialised in research about Indonesia (preferably elites, and history of Indonesia) (see subproject 2). Reading ability of the Indonesian language.
    2. Social network analysis, computational and statistical methods, computational sociology, digital research methods (see subproject 2).
    3. Complex systems, background in either mathematics, physics, or engineering. Specialised in socio- and econophysics or internet and web science; with a focus on evolving complex networks (see subproject 3).
  • Deadline: 30 Jun. 2012 [to start Feb 2013]

Lehigh University - 2-yr. Pre/Postdoc in Latin American Cultural Studies - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Latin American Studies Program at Lehigh University invites Ph.D. candidates specializing in Latin America, with a clear contemporary Latin American cultural studies focus, to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning Fall 2013.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates whose research concentrates in any of the following areas: social movements, identity (gender, ethnic, religious, etc.), transnational migration, and/or urbanization. Successful candidates must be within one year or less of finishing all requirements for the Ph.D. They will also demonstrate breadth and depth of cultural and Spanish language experience, and ability to design and offer a Latin American Studies introductory course. The fellow will be expected to contribute to further develop the Latin American Studies Program, establish links with the campus community, and share results of his/her research. The teaching load is one course per year during the first year as a pre-doctoral fellow and two courses per year during the second as a post-doctoral fellow.
  • A detailed description of the fellowship and complete list of application materials can be found at .
  • For first consideration, all application materials should be received by November 28, 2012. Send application materials to: Latin American Studies Program, Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship, C/O Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, Maginnes Hall, Suite 490, Lehigh University, 9 W. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

  • Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars whose work is truly interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Terms of Appointment: Two Mellon Fellows will be selected for a two-year appointment, effective July 1, 2013. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2014 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. In addition to teaching and developing courses, fellows are also expected to conduct research and contribute to the intellectual life of the School. Salary will be $50,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $5,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.
  • Eligibility and Selection: Fellowships are awarded to support research projects in the Humanities and applicants must designate the host department where they would like to be located. Units at MIT include Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies, History, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Music and Theater Arts, and the Program in Science, Technology and Society.
1. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2010 and no later than July 1, 2013.
2. Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship.
3. Fellowships are awarded only to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT.
  • Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Fellows will be announced in March 2013.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - 'Reading & Writing Nature'

  • One 2-year (with possibility of third year) post-doctoral position working on the "MPG Minerva Research Group “Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe” lead by Dr. Elaine Leong."
  • (NB: no direct link to specific advert; currently second on the general jobs page)
  • "Further details concerning the project may be found at"
  • We particularly welcome applicants whose research contributes to the working group project ‘Testing Drugs and Trying Cures in Early Modern Europe’ (Project website).
  • Other possible topics include: Cultures (material, social and intellectual) of selecting, collecting, preserving, classifying, and transmitting knowledge and, in particular, notebooks and paper technologies; Histories of reading (e.g. investigations of reading practices and histories of book collections and libraries); Histories of book production including publishing and print, scribal publication and translation practices.
  • "The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science, history of medicine or related field at the time the fellowship begins. Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply"
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2013

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - 'Art & Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe'

  • One 1-year (with possibility of second year) post-doctoral position working on the MPRG "Art & Knowedge in Pre-Modern Europe" directed by Prof. Dr. Sven Dupre, to start 1 Sept. 2013
  • "Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology (including art technology) or a related field at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Tenure of a prior postdoctoral fellowship will be to the candidate’s advantage."
  • "Research projects should address the history of knowledge and art up to the eighteenth century (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750), and may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any object of the visual and decorative arts. Especially welcome are projects related to the research group projects on 'Art and Alchemy', 'Colour in Art and Colour in Nature', Artist’s Optical Knowledge, Artist Inside Collections, and 'From Cennini to De Mayerne: Artists' Recipes'."
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2013

McGill University (Interacting with Print Research Group) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Book History and Digital Humanities  - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Salary: 35,000 CAD, plus research allowance, Term of Appointment: 1 August 2013 - 31 July 2014
  • The Interacting with Print Research Group at McGill University and the University of Montreal is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interests in developing digital humanities methodologies for studying the print culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. Candidates may specialize in history, art history, literature or a related discipline, and should have their doctorate in hand by the start date. The ideal candidate has experience in both information design and computer programming; expertise in data visualization, text mining, and designing digital tools is especially desirable. A working knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Interacting with Print researches how print media interact with other media within a larger communicative ecology. One of our primary concerns is how digital interfaces will reorient an extant print-cultural heritage. The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of the team, developing his or her own research and working with team members to develop their projects.
  • Review of applications will begin on 19 November 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, see or contact

National Institute of Health (Office of History) - Stetten Fellowship in in the History of the Biomedical Sciences and Technology of Medicine

  • Up to two years of funding for postdoctoral researchers interested in research into "biomedicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1945."
  • "Fellowships carry a stipend in the range of $45,000 per year and include health insurance and work space, computer and phone in the Office of History. Fellowships may be renewable to a maximum of 24 months, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funding. The Fellow will be expected to participate in historical activities on campus, including presentation of one or more seminars and lectures."
  • "The Stetten Fellowship seeks to encourage postdoctoral historical research and publication about biomedicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1945. The Fellowship provides scholars the opportunity to carry out their research in a preeminent biomedical research facility, and to engage with historians, physicians, administrators, scientists and social scientists on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Stetten Fellows have access to the resources of the Office of History at the NIH, the collections of the Stetten Museum, the National Library of Medicine, NIH Library, and historical materials in the various NIH Institutes and Centers relevant to their research projects. Fellows will conduct research on topics of their choice under the supervision of senior staff of the Office of History and assisted by contacts in the relevant Institutes and Centers."
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2012

National Maritime Museum (London) - Caird Senior Research Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • One year research fellowship to support high-quality research on the Museum's collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2012

National University of Singapore - Research Fellowships at the Asia Research Institute - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Call for applications for a range of positions, including: (Senior) Research Fellowships, One year visiting (senior) fellowships & postdoctoral research fellowships
  • "The positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Up to three months of a 12-month fellowship may be spent conducting fieldwork in the Asian region."
  • Majority of positions are allocated to specific schemes but "some will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applicants should mention which category they are applying to or if none, indicate “open category”. Applications which link more than one field are also welcome"
    • For details of the specific 'topics' see here.
  • Deadline: 24 Aug. 2012.

New York University - Academic Diversity Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • New York University (NYU) is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is ready to compete in a global world and is enriched by individuals reflecting diverse ancestries, perspectives and experiences. Diversity at NYU has historically been broadly defined, encompassing differences across categories of race and ethnicity, gender, age, ability, political belief, economic status, and sexual orientation. NYU recognizes the value of a diverse community in supporting an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment. To that end, NYU has created the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity fellowship program to support promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other under-represented groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.
  • Eligibility: The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
    • Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2013; or
    • Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree)
  • NYU will award up to five in-residence fellowships in 2013. Appointments are for two years and begin September 2013 and end August 2015. Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career.
  • Compensation and Allowances: Fellows will be appointed as "Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow" and will receive a $40,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Application Procedure: Required application materials include (1) a fellowship application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and goals; (4) a personal statement detailing the reasons for applying for the fellowship; (5) three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your scholarly or creative work; and (6) one of the following: a dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (professionals). Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship will not be considered for this Fellowship.
  • All materials must be received by November 16, 2012. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Awards will be announced on or about February 15, 2013.
  • Note: this line: "Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship will not be considered for this Fellowship" is remarkably discriminatory considering it's a "diversity" fellwoship. I expected better NYU! 
  • Note, in return: It might be useful to consider that "diversity" initiatives in the US rarely benefit people from historically under-represented/disenfranchised groups who are, in theory "citizens," and that programs that seek to contribute to the redress of these conditions might take this approach.

Northeastern University - Computational Social Science - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three postdoctoral positions in computational social science are available with dual appointments at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, to work in the lab of David Lazer. Candidates will be expected to work on a combination of their own research and collaborative projects within the lab. The collaborative projects are wide ranging, including experimental data on interaction patterns and group performance, large scale, society-spanning communication data, social media data, political contribution data, and large corpora of unstructured political text. Key conceptual foci will range from understanding societal networks, to collaboration in groups and organizations, to political communication and collective action. A wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds will be considered (current/past disciplines represented in the lab include computer science, communication, organizational behavior, psychology, physics, design, economics and political science) but facility with handling and analysis of large data sets, a taste for novelty, and an interest in working collaboratively across disciplines a must. Additional skills of particular relevance include: advanced statistics (especially network related), and experience with experimental research. Compensation will be competitive.
  • If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to: by September 15 (sooner is better). Questions should be sent to David Lazer or Please label application materials with POSTDOCAPPLICATION: firstname lastname.

Northwestern University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Latina and Latino Studies

  • Northwestern University seeks applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latina and Latino Studies for a period of two years, beginning September 1, 2013. All requirements for the PH.D. must be completed before the start date. Recent Ph.D. s (granted during or after 2011-12) with a commitment to the field of U.S Latina and Latino Studies are encouraged to apply. Preferred disciplinary fields are anthropology, art, art history, ethnic studies, history, literature, political science, religion, and sociology. the fellow will be in Latino/a Studies with the option of a second home in a department, will teach two courses per year in the Latina and Latino Studies program, and present one colloquium per year.
  • Letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly writing (20- 30 pages maximum), brief research proposal to be undertaken during the fellowship, and teaching record with sample syllabi should be submitted via the electronic application, which can be found at:
  • Please arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly through the electronic application. One letter should address the applicant’s teaching qualifications.
  • The deadline to submit all materials: January 25th 2013. AA/EOE. Applications from minority and women scholars are especially welcome. Any questions may be emailed to:

Occidental College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre

  • The Department of Theater at Occidental College invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship supported by the Mellon Foundation. We are seeking a young scholar, whose research and practice will enrich our offerings in the study of contemporary, culturally based, and/or historical theater, theatrical literature and practice. Areas of specialty may encompass a wide range of possibilities but of particular interest to us are theater and performance outside of the Western Canon; applied theater; and the intersection of performance, theatrical movement, and dance. The Fellow will be expected to teach four courses per year—beginning in Fall 2013—and to participate in the life of the department and of the college. In addition to salary and health benefits, there is a research/travel stipend included. A PhD is required by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment. The letter of application should also describe the candidate’s current scholarship, methods and approaches to the study and practice of theater, and areas of teaching interest and experience. Please submit this letter along with a current curriculum vita, a sample of scholarship, and two letters of recommendation electronically to Professor Susan Gratch, Chair of Theater, c/o Ms. Beatrice Gonzales at Review of applications will begin in early September 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • Nope (10/31)
    • Rejection (11/12) [x2]
    • Anyone else still not heard anything yet? Have they contacted the short list?
    • I also haven't heard anything yet either way (11/15) [x2], (11/19 [x2]), (12/7)

Oxford Brookes University (UK) - Research Fellowships (various)

  • Early Career Research Fellows, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows in all four Faculties - Business, Health & Life Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Technology, Design & the Environment
  • "The period of employment is normally one to two years and candidates should have a good record of high-quality relevant research publications. The posts are primarily concerned with research, but successful applicants will be expected to carry out a small amount of teaching"
  • Deadline: 11 Jan. 2013

Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral Fellowship African-American History - DEADLINE PASSED

  • One year postdoctoral fellowship in African-American History
  • "All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that mesh with the Richard Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome."
  • "While there is no requirement for teaching, a fellow may request to teach a course in the spring semester. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous two academic years"
  • Deadline: 7 Nov. 2012

Princeton Society of Fellows - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2013-2016 Fellowship competition.
  • Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for the academic year 2013-14 will be approximately $78,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources.
  • Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.
  • If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time.
  • All candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by the end of January 2013. Interviews will take place in early February. The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview. Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows' website in July 2013.
  • Four Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2013-2016: Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching [see for more details about each]:
1. Open Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN)
2. Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)
3. Fellowship in East Asian Studies (EAS)
4. Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity (RE)
  • PhD degree requirements. Please note the Society's dates of degree eligibility. These are firm dates with no exceptions:
a) Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
You must have received your degree between January 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012.
The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.
b) Candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) at time of application:
If you will not meet the October 1, 2012, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2013, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies. Please note that candidates awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2013, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD.
  • Recipients of doctorates in Education (EdD or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply.
  • If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that candidates wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying.
    • See for full details about application process.
    • NOTE: Application Postmark deadline: October 1, 2012. Application form available online September 3, 2012.
    • Received postcard in the mail today (10/22) acknowledging receipt of my dossier. Really crossing my fingers and praying for an interview and offer later. (x4)
    • Personally, I view these things as winning the lottery, so I'm kind of nihilistic about it at this point. Do people disagree or agree with this perspective?
      • Agree.
      • I want to win this lottery.
    • Just heard from an administrator that my application was missing a letter of rec (promptly got it to them - <3 interfolio so hard right now)! I'm assuming this means they will be reviewing applications soon. (11/6)

Princeton University - Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral research scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines.
  • Each scholar will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton at least four days each week during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary (those who hold faculty appointments at other academic institutions normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution), applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $5,000 research fund.Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
  • The deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 30, 2012. To apply, please see the CSDP website for detailed instructions: Questions should be directed to

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Research Associate, History of Medieval Middle East

  • The Department of History invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in the history of the medieval Middle East. The successful candidate will conduct research under the direction of Prof. Peter Brown as part of a project entitled "Topography and Hagiography in the World of Syriac Christianity." The candidate will assist in the preparation of a digital database of monasteries, centers of learning, production of manuscripts, activities of holy persons and cults in the Syriac world from ancient into early modern times, with a particular focus on the Syriac communities of the Church of the East.
  • The term of appointment is one year, beginning as soon as possible, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in History and have completed it within three years of the starting date. The candidate must have previous research experience on the history of the Church of the East and the history and geography of the Middle East and Central Asia in the period C.E. 1000-1500. Reading ability in medieval Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Greek, and/or Latin, and in modern languages including French, German, Russian, and/or Turkish is highly desired; graduate or undergraduate degrees in medieval languages and/or computer science are preferred.
  • Applicants must apply online at (requisition #1200705) and submit the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant's scholarly achievement or potential; and 3. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project.

Princeton University - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 3 to 4 visiting fellowships for the 2013–14 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2013. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of empires, including land empires, overseas colonial empires, informal empires, or hegemonic inter-state relations. Among the themes of interest are: motives of expansion; mechanisms of rule (including collaboration among core and peripheral elites); resistance to empire builders (leading to repression, accommodation, or modification of ruling strategies); the role of subaltern actors; and the costs and benefits of empires at both the core and the periphery.
  • Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community’s broader theme. Depending on a scholar’s research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines and levels of seniority.These positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution or for a postdoctoral research associate. For a scholar on leave, the fellowship may provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary (depending on the successful candidate’s salary, and subject to a cap that will be determined). Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D, not to exceed three.
  • To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to , position requisition number 1200407; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to, position requisition number 1200408. Applications should include: (1) A cover letter; (2) For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; (3) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme; (4) A current curriculum vitae; (5) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and (6) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
  • Application deadline: December 14, 2012. For more information on PIIRS, see Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Rebecca Aguas at
    • Looks like the deadline has been pushed back to January 15, 2013.

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
  • Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School sponsors research. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy.
  • Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2013 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.
  • Applicants’ dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to developing a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects related to environmental policy, population and health, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy and global governance may have an advantage, although we will consider proposals related to any area in which the School sponsors research. For more information about these areas, please consult
  • The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2013, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.
  • Candidates should submit an online application at Search for requisition number #1200508. The online system includes instructions on how to apply. Materials should be submitted online by Monday, December 3, 2012. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, March 28, 2013. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Princeton University - Program in Law and Public Affairs Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) invites outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as resident Fellows for the academic year 2013-2014. We anticipate naming up to six fellows who are engaged in substantial research on topics broadly related to law and public affairs or law and normative inquiry, including one LAPA/Humanities Fellow for an early career scholar working at the intersection of law and humanistic inquiry. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research, discussion, and scholarly collaboration.
  • Applicants must have a doctorate, J.D. or an equivalent professional postgraduate degree. Further information and the electronic application can be found at . APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 5:00 PM (EST) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012.

Rice University (TX) - Rice Seminars (Humanities Research Center Fellowships) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Humanities Research Center at Rice University offers four residential fellowships to scholars from any rank, postdoc to senior, and all disciplines whose research intersects with examination of materialist philosophy, beginning with classical antiquity and moving up to today. Fellows participate in a yearlong academic think tank, leading to the publication of papers in an edited collection with a major university press. Salary commensurate with rank; includes benefits eligibility and a research/relocation allowance.
  • Applications due November 19, 2012; see for information. Direct inquiries can be made to

Rutgers University (NJ) - African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora (2 Postdoctoral Fellowships)

  • The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields. Each recipient will teach one course, serve as an informal mentor to graduate students in the field, and participate in the intellectual life of the department. The fellowship is for one year and includes a salary of $45,000, health benefits, and a $2000 research stipend.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D.
  • Please submit letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and a research proposal.
  • Closes: 2/15/2013 - Interfolio link to apply:

Rutgers University (NJ) - 2013-14 Postdoctoral Fellowships - Center for Cultural Analysis (Objects and Environments)

Fellowship Announcement - Objects and Environments - 2013-14 Seminar
  • Speculative realism, actor-network theory, and object-oriented ontology all proceed from nondualist premises in seeking to call attention to the world of things in which we live; as does the appeal to certain strands in phenomenology by literary scholars seeking to grasp the affective dimensions of aesthetic encounter. This theoretical turn has been intensified by new findings in cognitive science, which describe knowing as an activity lodged both inside and outside the body.
  • New thinking about environments likewise proceeds along several interrelated pathways in trying to understand the complex relationship between humans and their surroundings. Contemporary eco-criticism reminds us that humans are themselves a part of the environments they study; social scientists have emphasized “political ecology;” and students of climate change and climate catastrophe have increasingly sought to model human agency within environments that are by definition more than human.
  • What are the political and philosophical reasons for embracing an organism-environment model of cognition rather than one that distinguishes the knower from the known? What are the challenges? We seek applications from scholars working in anthropology, art history, cognitive science, computer science, environmental studies and environmental history, history, literary and cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, and other related disciplines, whose work intersects with these dynamic and overlapping fields of inquiry.
  • Seminar Leaders: Colin Jager, Department of English, Rutgers University and Jorge Marcone, Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
  • In 2013-14, CCA will sponsor two external fellowships with awards of $45,000. CCA also awards non-funded associate fellowships. All fellows will have access to the Center's resources during the tenure of the fellowship and will be expected to participate in and to present their work to the Center seminars, which meet regularly throughout the academic year.
  • External Fellowship Applications - Applications are now accepted through Interfolio. Please visit to apply. Deadline is January 7, 2013 at 11:59 ET.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Critical Caribbean Studies Postdoc

  • Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies especially the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies are encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits.
  • The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies ( was founded in 1973, and offers interdisciplinary courses in Latino and Caribbean studies at the undergraduate level. The department’s mission includes the study of the Anglo, French and Hispanic Caribbean. Department faculty include 12 core, and 32 affiliate members, enriched by specializations in Africana Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy, Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literatures in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, cultural and performance studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas.
  • There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to connect with broader academic and community-minded research units at the University, including the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for Race and Ethnicity, and the Institute for Research on Women.
  • Qualifications: The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application (defense date no later than May 31, 2013), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach one course during their tenure at Rutgers. Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship, (2) a brief description of the course the candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research. Applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2013.
  • Salary Range or Pay Grade: $65,000 plus an annual research fund of $3,000

Rutgers University (NJ) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships - Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Institute for Research on Women

  • The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the availability of three two-year postdoctoral fellowships supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one each in the Departments of English, History, and Women's and Gender Studies. Fellows will receive $50,000 annually as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows will pursue research and teach three courses during the two-year term in the department of their appointment.
  • Fellows participate in seminars and other activities at the center associated with the department of their appointment, the Center for Cultural Analysis (English), the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (History), and the Institute for Research on Women (Women’s and Gender Studies). Information on past and current programs of the centers can be found on their websites:,, and
  • Applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word description of their research and its significance, and 3 letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically at (search for appropriate department). Applications must be received by January 7, 2013. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after August 31, 2008, and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2013.
  • Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Smithsonian Institution - James Smithson Fellowship

  • The James Smithson Fellowship is an exciting new early career opportunity exploring the interface between research/ scholarship and policy through a Smithsonian lens. Open to post-doctoral scholars in the fields of science, the humanities, and the arts, this fellowship - tailored to each individual's interests, field and talents - provides an immersion experience with Smithsonian scholars and relevant collections, while developing an inside view of how policy is crafted and resource plans designed by direct experience internally with Smithsonian leaders, and externally with leaders throughout the Washington, DC network. This new program is the Smithsonian's first to combine the best of the Institution's vast scholarship and collections and its unparalleled access to the nation's capital in a year-long learning experience.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013. Contact: Office of Fellowships and Internships, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 202-633-7070; E-mail:

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for AY 2013-14 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Deadline: Oct. 4
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:
undertaking original research;
publishing research findings;
developing and expanding personal research networks;
broadening their teaching experience; and
preparing to become competitive in national research grants competitions.
  • Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than that which awarded the PhD. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $38,000 per year, plus an accountable research allowance of up to $5,000 per award. These are taxable, non-renewable fellowships, tenable for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.
  • The award may begin on the first of any month between May 2013 and January 2014.

Stanford University - Clayman Institute for Gender Research Postdocs

  • The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013-14. Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.
  • The postdoctoral scholars will focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include writing articles for our research publication, Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.
  • The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral scholars must be in residence for four academic quarters, beginning in the fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition. Applications must be submitted online by January 7, 2013.
  • Application Details

Stanford University - Lecturers for Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Stanford University - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows will teach two courses per year in one of Stanford's humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and discuss topics of mutual interest. It is expected that Fellows will be in residence during the term of their appointment. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its intellectual life.
  • Eligible fields for the 2013-15 competition (for fellowships beginning in 2013):
Comparative Literature, French and Italian, German Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Candidates for this years competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2013. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2013.
  • The stipend for 2013-14 will be approximately $62,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer assistance, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.
  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by November 16, 2012. To apply, complete the online application process at .
  • Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit , or contact us at or by phone at (650) 723-3316.
    • DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 26, 2012. Letters of Recommendation may be sent to

Stanford University - Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies

  • The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce its search for two 2013-14 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies. Made possible through the generosity of Walter H. Shorenstein, awards will be made to two junior scholars (recent PhDs must have degree conferral by August 31, 2013) for research and writing on Asia.
  • The primary focus of the fellowship is on contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy. Fellows must be in residence for the duration of the appointment. They must take part in center activities throughout the academic year, and are required to present their research findings in center seminars. Fellows will also participate in the centers publication program. The fellowship is a 10-month appointment with a stipend rate of $50,000 plus $3,000 for research materials. Appointments will begin in the fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Applicants should submit: (1) a brief research statement (not to exceed five typed pages), which describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period as well as the proposed publishable product; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of recommendation.
  • DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL MATERIALS IS DECEMBER 31, 2012. Submit all materials and queries to:

Tufts University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in the Humanities. Two fellows will be appointed in fall 2012. Please Note: This year, we will only be accepting applications in the following fields:
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
  • Applications that do not specifically name one of these Humanities disciplines will not be considered.
  • Fellows will be given office space for two years at the Center for the Humanities At Tufts (CHAT) and affiliated with the department or interdisciplinary program most germane to their field of research. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program.
  • It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by the Center for the Humanities. Applicants whose research will benefit from the research environment and faculty at Tufts are especially encouraged to apply.
  • All application materials must be received by February 1, 2013 and will be competitively evaluated by the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee. Applicants for the fellowships must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years, and may have ABD status at the time of applying provided their dissertation will be successfully defended by the fall 2013 appointment of the fellowship. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens. For any other questions, please contact Khalilah Imani Tyre by email at or by phone at 617-627-3342.
  • Application Form

Tulane University - Mellon Postdocs in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for a period of two years, to begin August 2013. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2013-14. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2013 and not before September 1, 2010. They must demonstrate successful teaching experience and an interesting research agenda. Fellows will be assigned to one of six departments within the School of Liberal Arts: Communication, English, French and Italian, History, Philosophy, or Spanish and Portuguese. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise; these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen interdisciplinary programs. The teaching load will be one course per semester, with the remainder of the fellows’ time devoted to strengthening their research profiles. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane’s and New Orleans’ rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, the Gulf South Center, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.
  • Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans, one of the world's unique urban centers. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Liberal Arts provides students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, and helps them develop skills of analysis, research, and written and oral expression. Students work closely with a faculty of distinguished research scholars and creative artists who are eager to engage them in their learning. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at
  • Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and a few sample titles of courses they would like to teach. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2012. All application materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. To apply, please visit: . For information, contact Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts, at

University of Birmingham (UK) - Birmingham Fellowships - OFFERS ACCEPTED

  • 25 positions available across the university; these five-year research posts are intended to convert into tenured positions at the end of the project
  • 35 Fellowships were awarded last year (see last year's page), out of ~1,400 applications
  • This year's priority areas:
    • Cell Signalling Towards Drug Design; Sensing Environmental Stress; Experimental Psychology and Neurotrauma; Virology and Bacteriology; Nutrition and Ageing; Genetics, Epigenetics and Stratified (Personalised) Medicine; Tumour Immunology and Cell Therapy; Urban Resilience; Vascular Biology; Biomedical Applications of Engineering and Physical Science; Mathematics, Biostatistics and Life Sciences Modelling; Energy storage; Quantum Matter; Transport Engineering; Justice, Conflict and Society; Communities in Transition; Language, Text and Performance; Markets and Behaviour in a Global Economy; Health, Well-Being and Value; Europe's Role in the World ; Humanity and the Environment
  • Applicants *must* be submittable to the REF2014
  • Deadline: 27 Aug. 2012.
    • [10 Sept]: notification (email) of shortlisting & request for further materials (deadline 17th Sept)
    • [1 Oct.]: (same poster) email invitation to interview.
    • [22 Oct.]: Any news on this? I heard decisions were supposed to be announced today.
    • [22 Oct.]: Yes, a friend of mine was awarded this!
    • [22 Oct]: Offer made (and accepted!) by phone. Phew. Been a looooong job hunt (8 years!) AFII (talk) 08:00, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
      • Congrats!!!

University of California, Los Angeles - Mellon Postdocs: "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Division of Humanities at University of California, Los Angeles is accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities "Cultures in Transnational Perspective." We expect to appoint two or more fellows for a 1-year term in the Fall of 2013, potentially renewable for a second year, pending funding. Fellows must have earned their doctoral degree between January 2008 and June 2013. The Mellon Fellowship provides a stipend of $56,000, plus benefits, a moving allowance of $1,500, and a research budget of $3,500. All Fellows will be housed in home departments for which they teach two courses. Designed to explore the emerging field of Transnational Studies, the Mellon Program at UCLA aims to broaden the study of minority cultures from its national focus to global and comparative perspectives.
  • To apply, please visit our website at All application materials are due by December 3, 2012 (please note new application deadline).
    • Does anyone have any idea whether or not they accept applications from Anthropology PhDs? Seems very vague which disciplines are considered and it's hard to see if they've had any anthropologists as fellows...
    • YES. it is open to anthropology. I emailed the contact and she confirmed.
    • So it sounds like they'll accept applications from anthropologists, but I'm still wondering if they are considered "competitive" for this particular fellowship. Looking at current and previous fellows, most are in comp. lit. or related fields. Also, there are no anthropologists on the faculty advisory committee and the co-directors's fields are in comp. lit. Even though they say that anthropologists can apply, I'm skeptical as to whether they'd be considered a good "fit" for the program (putting aside the particularities of their projects). Any thoughts on this?
    • I think they are thinking about culture as music, literature, visual and performing arts, etc. instead of through an anthropological version of "culture" as general sense-making framework. Thus, they say "We seek innovative scholarship that explores minority cultures as major components of world culture and history, generated by immigrant and minority writers, artists, filmmakers, playwrights, and musicians residing in metropolitan centers across the world and thereby reshaping the canons of literature, art, and music in their respective countries." Most anthropologists probably do not fit this focus, which is why there are mostly more comp-lit scholars in this postdoc. There are, however, anthropologists who work on such issues and they would likely be competitive candidates.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Mellon-Sawyer Postdoc (2013-14) in Marine Environmental History

  • The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (2013-14) in marine environmental history, broadly conceived. Applicants should have interdisciplinary interests but may specialize in historical or political ecology or geography, cultural, contemporary, or environmental history, or the histories of science, art, or literature. The fellowship will be part of a temporary research center in marine environmental history funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer seminar series, which supports collaborative and comparative scholarship on the “historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments.” The fellow will not teach courses but will assist in the organization of public events, study groups, and symposia, as well as the production of publications related to the center’s activities.
  • UCSB is one of the world’s leading institutions for ocean research and teaching. The university’s extraordinary programs and resources in this area include the Marine Science Institute, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans, Digital Ocean project, Blue Horizons program, Sustainable Fisheries Group, Outreach Center for Teaching in Ocean Science, four coastal nature reserves, and two marine oriented, National Science Foundation funded Long-Term Ecological Research(LTER) sites. The UCSB campus is located one hundred miles northwest of Los Angeles on coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
  • The postdoctoral fellow will receive a salary of $41,364-44,340 (depending on experience) plus benefits, as well as up to $3,500 for research and travel expenses.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for two recommenders. All materials should be submitted by email to by January 15, 2013. Include the words “Mellon Sawyer” in the subject heading. Please send any questions about the position to Peter Alagona at UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Cambridge - Clare College JRFs

  • 3 three-year Junior Research Fellowships, two in Arts, to begin Oct. 2013
  • "Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level."
  • "Candidates who have undertaken more than four years full-time research in the Arts or five years full-time research in the Sciences are unlikely to be considered. Such candidates will have the opportunity to present their case during the application process and the College is prepared to consider exceptions"
  • "Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide samples of their written work in early 2013. It is recommended that the work for submission should not exceed 20,000 words. The College will look for the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted."
  • Deadline: 5pm, 10 Dec. 2012

University of Cambridge - CRASSH/Leverhulme Post-Docs - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 6 five-year research post-docs based at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities on the Leverhulme project "Conspiracy and Democracy: History, Political Theory and Internet Research"
  • Project areas:
    • History:
      • 1. Conspiracy theories in 19th C Europe
      • 2. Cultural transfer and comparison: Europe and America
      • 3. Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the contemporary world
    • Political Theory
      • 4. Rational choice and Democratic conspiracies
      • 5. Ideals of transparency and suspicion of Democracy
    • The Internet
      • 6. The impact of global networking on the nature, dissemination and impact of conspiracy theories.
  • Relevant PhD must be in hand at start date [1 Jan 2013]
  • "Applicants should propose a project broadly based on one or more of the strands of the project. It is anticipated that one post will be awarded in each of the six areas."
  • Deadline: noon, 19 Oct 2012
    • Interviews scheduled for 21 and 22 Nov.

University of Cambridge - Department of East Asian Studies/Faculty Asian Middle Eastern Studies

  • Two 3-year post-doctoral positions in modern Japanese/East Asian History, to start after March 2013
  • "Applicants are invited to apply for two fixed-term full-time posts (three years) of Research Associates to the project, “The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965.”This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)."
  • "The postdoctoral researchers will examine East Asian relations concerning the dissolution of the Japanese empire and war crimes, widely defined. Each researcher will mainly focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing Chinese, Japanese or Korean related archives dealing with this topic. They will also examine relevant published texts and secondary research in related languages and any appropriate bibliographical references. Researchers will be expected to work toward producing their own monograph within their contract time and perhaps an additional peer-reviewed article. In addition to their own research, researchers will be required to assist in the administration of the project, especially with regard to organizing an international workshop and editing its proceedings. The topic of the first international conference will be the “Breakdown of Empire and Legitimacy in East Asia.” Light teaching of up to one class or supervisions may be required as well."
  • "Research associates should have completed their PhDs, submitted their thesis and had their viva (if necessary) by the time they arrive at Cambridge for the start of their position...Research associates will be expected to have thorough knowledge of at least one East Asian language, and score at least a 7 on the IELTS English language proficiency exam, or the equivalent."
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2013
    • Intend to interview week commencing 18 Feb.

University of Cambridge - Emmanuel College JRF- DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three 3-year stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships in any subject (and one non-stipendiary position in Maths/Science)
  • "Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. Eligibility is restricted to those for whom the Research Fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment (other than as a doctoral student). Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply and will be considered for the non-stipendiary Fellowship. These Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers: successful candidates are likely to be in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD degree after 1 October 2011. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive."
  • Deadline: 5pm 4 Oct. 2012
    • Notification of shortlisting in the week of the 12 Nov, and further writing samples required by 20th Nov.
    • No interviews; final decision by 29th Jan 2013.
  • Notes:
    • Any news? I thought that they would be contacting shortlisters soon, since they only give a week for writing samples (Nov 20). Anyone know if it is by phone or e-mail?
    • I haven't heard anything yet either. It looks like other JRF shortlisting notifications have been by e-mail, though.
    • (14th Nov) Just heard I've been shortlisted (by email). Good luck everyone!
    • Rejection received (14th November) x 5
    • Also shortlisted (I think it is actually a longlist, according to the email). Are you in the UK or US? I'm in the US - very hard to get writings there by the 20th!
    • Sorry, longlist, you're right. I'm in the UK. I had to email the secretary with a question, s/he seems nice - and even said that most readers just want digital copies anyway. Maybe as long as you upload the documents on time and have proof that you posted it before the 20th it'll be ok? But prob best just to email and check.

University of Cambridge - Faraday Institute/St Edmunds Post-Doc - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Research post-doc to start immediately [Oct 2012] to Jan 2015, to work on 'the sea in scripture'
  • "The research associate will conduct a study of the biblical material on the oceans and seas, following the trajectory through scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The aim will be to develop a biblical theology of the sea and seek to apply this to how we should treat the ocean, which covers 70% of the Earth, the creatures living in it and the resources it contains. The post will be under the supervision of Prof Meric Srokosz, associate director of the Faraday Institute (who is also an oceanographer working at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)."
  • "The successful candidate will have, or will soon complete, a Ph.D. in biblical studies and must be comfortable handling both New and Old Testament material. The applicant must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute."
  • Deadline: 23 Nov. 2012
    • intend to interview mid-December.

University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Four-Year Junior Research Fellowships, "open to men and women in any academic discipline in Arts and Sciences."
  • "Candidates must be graduates or research students, who have completed not more than four years of full-time research (or part-time equivalent) by 1st October 2012."
  • "Fellowships are tenable for four years from 1 October 2013."
  • Deadline: 5.00pm on Friday 28th September 2012 *note this is UK time.
    • "Interviews for short listed candidates will be held in the College on 14 January 2013."
  • Notes:
    • Awfully quiet here—has anyone been contacted?

University of Cambridge - Jesus College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 3 three-year Junior Research Fellowships, in "one to be held in Sciences, including scientific studies in the fields of Geography, Archaeology and Anthropology, and two in the Arts and Social Sciences"
  • "The Fellowships are intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than four years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered. The College is prepared to consider exceptions to these criteria and candidates have the opportunity to present a case for this during the application process."
  • Deadline: 1pm 12 Sept. 2012 [note: online details will not appear until 13 Aug.]
    • "Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit two copies of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words by Thursday 25 October 2012"
    • Any news?
    • No news yet!
    • I guess we should have heard by now if we were shortlisted.
    • I was thinking the same too but wouldn't they send a rejection after the shortlisting?
    • 18/10 1pm GMT I emailed the secretary. The shortlisting meeting was yesterday and they will email today or tomorrow.
    • Still no news!? Jesus!
    • 22/10 Still heard nothing - anyone else? UPDATED TO ADD: Rejection email just received - ah well! Good luck all!

University of Cambridge - St John's College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Approximately four 3-year Junior Research Fellowships
  • "The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive and in 2012 less than one candidate in 100 was successful."
  • Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 October 2011. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered. Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply. No person who holds a Fellowship at a Cambridge College (other than a Fellowship without stipend) may apply."
  • Candidates who are shortlisted by the College Council in November 2012 will be required to submit their writings in electronic format to the College. No interviews are held and the rigorous assessment of written work is of primary importance.
    • Shortlisted candidates in the sciences will be required to provide a statement on headed notepaper signed by the prospective Head of Department signifying his or her willingness to accommodate the Research Fellow, if elected. This statement must accompany the written work submitted by the candidate.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2012
  • 8 Nov - I got a shortlist email. Writings requested by 15 November.
  • Congratulations! Are all of the shortlisting e-mails sent out at the same time? I'm pretty sure I'm out of the running, but am holding on to faint hope :P
  • Rejection received (9 Nov) - Linguistics.
    • Decision: Jan 2013
  • Rejection by e-mail (x3). (9 Nov)

University of Cambridge - Kings College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Four-year Junior Research Fellowship in 'Literary Studies', 'Language' and the Biological Sciences
  • "In addition to pursuing research, a Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although this is a research post, teaching is likely to be made available if desired"
  • "Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2013 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2011)."
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2012
    • Provisional interview dates, 21 & 22 Feb. 2013.
  • (20 Nov 2012) Has anyone heard anything from King's yet? Do you know when they might contact people to request work/ organise interviews?
    • (23 Nov) They told me I was shortlisted and requested work 16th October (for the Language position). I'm surprised they haven't got in touch with everyone yet.
    • (23 Nov) That's interesting - I wonder if there are different dates for the different positions (Literary/ Language/ Biological Sciences). Has anyone else heard? Maybe they don't contact people who haven't been shortlisted?
    • (26 Nov) I applied for the Language position and have not heard anything.
    • (27 Nov) I received an email on 26th October telling me I was long-listed for the Literary Studies JRF and requesting samples of written work.

University of Cambridge - Newnham College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 3-year stipendary or non-stipendary Junior Research Fellowship in the Humanities
  • "Applications are sought this year from graduates working in a field covered by one of the following Faculties of Cambridge University: Economics, English, Education, Business & Management, Land Economy, Music, Law."
  • "There is no age limit but the research fellowship will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion."
  • Newnham is a women-only college & the appointment is only open to women
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2012
    • short listed candidates will be contacted by 14 Dec. & asked to submit written work by 21 Dec.
    • Decision should be made by 22 Feb. 2013

University of Cambridge - Sidney Sussex College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three year research post-doc, starting 1 Sept 2013
  • "The Fellowship is offered to researchers in the Arts and Social Sciences, and is primarily intended to provide an opportunity for a scholar at an early stage of their academic career to establish a successful research profile"
  • Deadline: 5th Nov. 2012 (references by 7 Nov.)
    • "Short-listed applicants will be required to submit two pieces of written work prior to interview, together with a signed copy of the original application"

University of Cambridge - Trinity College JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • At least one four-year post-doctoral position in any subject.
  • "The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional intellectual calibre, for whom the fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment, an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years."
  • "The competition is open only to those for whom this Fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment, discounting (i) any scholarship or studentship to assist study for a degree and (ii) up to nine months of post-doctoral work, counted from the date of submission of their PhD thesis to the date of the decisive meeting of the Fellowship Electors on 14 January 2013"
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2012
    • Shortlisting 5 Oct, final decision 14 Jan. 2013.
    • Invited to Submit Written Work (5 Oct)
  • Notification of short-list received (05/10/2012)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) - Guild Research Fellow (History) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Five year research post-doc to research "in the field of modern labour history broadly defined (post 1750)."
  • "It is anticipated that the Guild Research Fellow's work will complement the History research group's existing expertise in working class social and labour history, spanning the British co-operative movement, post-war Labour Party history, industrial relations, the Fenian movement, and Canadian Communism. The History Group also have a very strong commitment to Public History and public Engagement. Experience of, and commitment to, public engagement will be a distinct advantage. As the Fellowship develops, Fellows will be increasingly expected to undertake research student supervision and deliver research informed teaching."
  • "The Guild Research Fellow will be expected to apply for external grants and to submit high quality research outputs to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the majority of these to be at 3*(international quality) level and above."
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012

University of Chicago - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern Japanese Studies

  • The University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern Japanese Studies. We invite researchers pursuing innovative work in the fields of history, literature, religion, and visual culture with a focus on the Edo period to apply. The successful candidate, appointed at the rank of Instructor, will teach two undergraduate courses over the course of the academic year and will be expected to participate actively in the graduate workshops, symposia, and other events associated with the Japanese Studies program. A University of Chicago faculty member will serve as a mentor to the Fellow. Applicants who have earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2007 will be considered. The initial appointment is for two years, and renewal for a third year is possible, contingent upon budgetary approval and satisfactory review of performance. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. The anticipated start date for the appointment is September 1, 2013.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date of March 1, 2013. Materials received after this date will not be considered. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) abstract and one chapter of the dissertation (or other suitable writing sample), 3) syllabi of two proposed courses, 4) a current curriculum vitae, and 5) two letters of recommendation.
  • All materials except letters of recommendation must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at
  • Letters of recommendation can be sent in any of the following ways: 1) uploading at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website 2) emailing a signed pdf to 3) using Interfolio 4) mailing a signed original letter to EALC, The University of Chicago, 1050 E. 50th Street, Wb. 301, Chicago, IL 6063, attn. D. Brennan.

University of Chicago - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships (PCEPS) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty as set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement, the University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships (PCEPS).
  • Number of Scholarships: Two two-year postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded for the term beginning fall 2013. Salary and Other Support: Each postdoctoral scholarship will carry an annual salary of $60,000 and an annual research fund of $5,000. Postdoctoral scholars will be eligible for designated health-care and other benefit plans through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent by September 1, 2013 and must have received their degree no earlier than November 1, 2009. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are ineligible. Selection Process: A selection committee appointed by the Provost and the Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues will recommend appointments to the Deputy Provost who will approve all appointments.
  • Application Process: Please visit the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarship website at Applications will be accepted September 1, 2012 through November 1, 2012. Contact Us: Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarships at the University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Suite 514, Chicago, Illinois 60637,
    • NOTE: "We have extended the application deadline to 12 am CST, Monday, November 5, 2012, to aid applicants affected by storm damage. The extended deadline for reference letters is 12 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2012. Please contact us at with questions or concerns."

University of Chicago Society of Fellows (Harper and Schmidt Fellows) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.
Core courses in the Humanities typically deal with fundamental issues and texts in history, philosophy, and literature. Currently, the Core is organized into seven year-long sequences: Readings in World Literature; Human Being and Citizen; Greek Thought and Literature; Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities; Media Aesthetics; Reading Cultures; and Language and the Human. For a description of these sequences see:
Core courses in the Social Sciences explore, on the basis of significant works, the fundamental concepts and the different modes of inquiry that have defined the social sciences in the modern period. Currently, Fellows teach in four of the year-long sequences into which the Core is organized: Self, Culture and Society; Classics of Social and Political Thought; and Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Social Science Inquiry. For a description of these sequences see:
Some Fellows also teach in the History of European Civilization Core sequence. European Civilization is taught on the basis of intensive readings of significant primary source documents. For a description of the sequence see:
  • The positions are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2013. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.
  • In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. The annual salary for 2013-14 will be $61,000. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2013.
  • To apply for these positions, please see our Web site at The web site will be available to accept applications beginning September 10, 2012. On line applications must be completed by Thursday, November 1, 2012. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online or received in a dossier by Thursday, November 15, 2012.
  • QUESTION: How many references does this application require? I can't seem to find the number anywhere. Thanks! (10/31)
    • The application requires three letters of reference.
    • 10/31 - Deadline extended until Nov 15 (per application website). Deadline for letters of rec extended until Nov. 23.

University College London - Research Associate - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 3-year post-doctoral position on the AHRC project 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s'
  • "The Research Associate will engage in original research on the history of cinema-going in Britain in the 1960s and publish the results of his/her work, normally co-authored with the Principal Investigator (PI), through papers at scholarly conferences and in academic journals and a book arising from the project."
  • "Applicants must have a PhD (by December 2012) written in English on history or cinema studies. Other key requirements of the post are a research expertise in either oral history techniques or in ethnographic research into cinema audiences and/or the construction of stardom; experience of running and maintaining a website; and a commitment to the meticulous collection and conservation of data, including paper files and sound recordings."
  • SHORT Deadline: 8. Oct. 2012
    • Intend to interview 19 Oct. 2012

University of Glasgow (UK; Scot) - Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowships

  • Unspecified no. of 3-5 year research fellowships, with the possibility of transfer to tenured faculty positions (lectureships)
  • In addition to the open call, there are dedicated fellowships in the following thematic areas: Cultural Industries & Cultural Policy (1); Sensors and Sensor Systems (8); Digital Economy & Culture (1); Social Sciences (6); Music as a Cultural Practice (1) ; Synthetic Biology (3); Religious Studies (Islam) (1)
  • Deadlines: 28 May & Sept 2012; 28 Feb 2013
  • Anyone applied for this post?
  • I'll be applying for the Religious Studies position. Probably for the September deadline. (16 May)

University of Haifa - Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Fellowship in English Literature - DEADLINE PASSED

  • From the MLA JIL [09/14/12]: Open-rank tenure-track position in literature
  • Israeli open-rank tenure-track fellowship: The Department of English at the University of Haifa, Israel, invites applications from Israeli citizens of all ethnic and religious sectors to be nominated for an open-rank tenure-track fellowship—“Allon”, “Maof” or “Yad-Hanadiv”. These fellowships are awarded and administered by the Israeli Council of Higher Education and the Humanities Fund, and designed to facilitate the absorption of outstanding scholars in tenure-track academic positions.
  • The successful applicant will be initially granted a 3-year university fellowship with full faculty privileges and responsibilities, and is guaranteed subsequent tenure evaluation by the University.
  • Candidates holding a Ph.D. with teaching experience and an excellent record of publications should submit a cover letter, a CV including the names of three referees, and a brief research profile. Preference would be given to candidates specializing in Poetry, or Drama, or Early Modern Literature.
  • Application materials or queries should be sent to Dr. Ayelet Ben-Yishai, head of the Search Committee: or posted c/o The Department of English University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel. The Deadline for receipt of applications is October 10, 2012.

University of Illinois at Chicago - Institute for the Humanities Postdoc, Food Studies- DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for the Humanities and the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in the Humanities with a focus on Food Studies for 2013-14. This position is part of the UIC Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities.
  • Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past four years (2009). The degree may be in any discipline, but applicants’ work should focus on some area of food studies related to the humanities. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be housed in one of UIC’s humanities departments, will teach one course per semester and will participate in the Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group sponsored by the UIC Institute for the Humanities and the Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities.
  • We offer a stipend of $55,000 plus benefits. For fullest consideration applications must be received by November 30, 2012.
  • Application Process: Applicants need to complete an online application via: - Check Job Board, and locate the listing: “UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2013-14“
  • Recieved nice email from chair to let me know that they were still waiting on one reference. (x2)
  • Just for the hell of it, how about a little survey? How many people checking this wiki applied for this post? Update number --> 6  (good luck everyone!!) x5
  • Since I am updated that number above, figured I would ask.  I am confused about the comment about waiting on one reference.  Did they request your letters already?  Was it before Nov 30? --> I received the email on 11/26. T

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates (Latino/a Studies)

  • The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates. These are one-year appointments with a target start date of August 16, 2013. Associates are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 2013-May 2014). Each associate will be expected to give a presentation on his/her research project and to teach one of the department’s regularly offered undergraduate courses for one semester. The associates will be housed at the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, but will also be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies.
  • Stipend and Benefits: $42,000 salary over a 12-month period. Additional $5,000 for research expenses. Comprehensive benefit package.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Individuals working toward a Ph.D. will be considered, but candidate’s dissertation must be defended and deposited prior to August 15, 2013. The primary focus of the successful candidates’ research must be U.S. Latinas/Latinos. Research from all disciplines and interdisciplines are eligible and will be considered. Candidates who specialize in the following areas are encouraged to apply: the Afro-Latina/o diaspora, Latino Politics, and Critical Legal Studies.
  • These are external appointments- Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for these appointments.
  • To Apply: Create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of the research project to be undertaken during the appointment
    • Scholarly writing sample (20 page minimum)
    • Graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may be requested at a later date)
    • Contact information for three professional references- who will be contacted electronically to submit a letter of reference (for candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. at the time of application, one of these letters must be from the chair of the dissertation committee addressing the likelihood of completion by the starting date of the associateship). Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application.
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 14, 2012. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to hire two Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2013.
  • Fellows spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; conduct research on the proposed project; and teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. Fellows also participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow gives a public lecture on his or her research.
  • The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:
- Race and Diaspora Studies
- History of Science/Technology
- Empire and Colonial Studies
- Memory Studies
  • The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2008 and August 31, 2012.
  • Application Deadline: October 29, 2012
  • Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found at Applications must be submitted online through the secure application portal. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. The submission period opens September 1, 2012. Please do not contact IPRH about the status of an application; we are unable to answer questions about individual applications.
    • Is the requirement that your recieved a PhD by Aug. 2012 accurate? I find it strange that they won't take applications until you've had your degree at least a year.....
      • It is accurate, I checked.
        • Thanks.

University of Kent (UK) - Research Associate (History) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three year research post-doc on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project "An Antique Land; Geology, Philology and the Making of the Indian Subcontinent, 1830-1920’"
  • "The successful applicant will conduct archival research in UK, India and the USA, co-author research papers, and assist director of the project Dr Pratik Chakrabarti on the history of Indian geology. The candidate will also work closely with the PhD student appointed for the project who will be working on the links between geology and ethnology in India. The expected start date of the post will be 1 January 2012."
  • "The successful candidate will have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area, or at least have submitted their PhD. It is essential for the role to have a proven record of archival work and of giving research papers at conferences and seminars. Experience in writing and publishing research articles and specialised knowledge of the history of science and/or geology are also of critical importance to the role."
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2012
    • Intend to interview 7 Nov.

University of Konstanz - 2 post-doc positions: “Europe in the Globalized World” - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence was established in 2006 at the University of Konstanz with funding from the German Federal and State Excellence Initiative. The Center views itself as an interdisciplinary, globally integrated network supporting original research projects centered on questions of integration and disintegration in a framework of cultural studies and method. At the Center of Excellence, research is brought together from the fields of history, literary and media studies, political science, administration, and law, and from philosophy, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, and cultural theory.
  • The Center of Excellence invites applications for the following positions, to be filled as soon as possible: 2 post-doc positions in the doctoral program on “Europe in the Globalized World.” The positions are limited to an initial 3 year period, with an option for a 2 year renewal. Depending on personal requirements, classification extends to salary scale EG 14 TV-L (100%). In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions.
  • Research subject: Global shifts of power have meant that Europe’s position in the world is under discussion in a fundamental way. In line with this development, the focus of the program’s research will be on the premises and scope of transnational cohesion-development in the tense field comprising cultural diversity and economic, political, social, and (media-)technical global interrelations. A central goal of the program is to contribute to a differentiated understanding of Europe’s positionin global transformative processes.
  • Responsibilities include: Alongside individual research (possibly aimed at “Habilitation,” i.e. promotion to university lecturer), coordination of research in the doctoral program in close cooperation with the professorial steering team. Readiness to further develop the international visibility of one’s own research and to deepen its interdisciplinary orientation in the program’s framework is assumed.
  • Required application documents as two separate PDF files:
Ø Exposé (maximum 12 pages) containing (1) a summary of applicant’s research intentions; (2) a description of the applicant’s approach to successful support for early career scholars. This exposé will be pre-evaluated in an anonymous procedure. For this reason, please refrain in the exposé from any references or information of a personal nature (age, origin, gender, etc.).
Ø Cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief abstract of Ph.D thesis. Please include a description of your particular motivation and competence for taking up a post-doc position in the framework of the doctoral program. In the publication list, please indicate the three most important publications.
  • For questions concerning the job profile,please send an e-mail to: Further information on the “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence can be found at:
  • Please send your application together with completed documents, in German or English, in electronic form (2 separate PDF files, the exposé without identification of applicant’s name), specifying reference number 2012/105, by 1 August 2012 at the latest, to:

University of Leeds - Postdoctoral Research Fellow history/philosophy of Genetics - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Two-year Research post-doc "Does the Teaching of Mendelian Concepts Promote Genetic Determinism? The Differential Effects of Mendelian and Non-Mendelian Pedagogies"
  • "You will be expected to have obtained, or expect to obtain by the beginning of the project, a PhD with specialisation in an aspect of History and Philosophy of Science or other field relevant to the project." and to have a first degree in Biology or a related subject.
  • Deadline: 9 August 2012.
    • Intended start date is 1 Sept. 2012.

University of Leeds - Research Fellow, Arts - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three-year research post-doc on the AHRC project "Cultures of Intelligence: Military Intelligence Services in Germany, Great Britain and the USA, 1855-1947 (Britain, 1918-1947)"
  • "Working on this AHRC-funded project, you will play a key role in the research by (i) carrying out archival research, (ii) co-authoring the main project output, a monograph on British intelligence culture, (iii) contributing to a joint Anglo-German study on military intelligence cultures with project partners, (v) liaising with PIs and researchers at the London School of Economics, the German Historical Institute, London, and the University of Augsburg, (vi) taking part in dissemination and public engagement activities."
  • "With a PhD in late modern or contemporary history, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative alongside excellent interpersonal and organisational skills."
  • Deadline: 19 Oct. 2012

University of London - Warburg Institute (UK) - Cultural/Intellectual History - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Two or Three year Frances A. Yates Fellowship, beginning Oct. 2013
  • "Fellows' interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopaedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions."
  • "The Fellowship is generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year's research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2007. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter."
  • SHORT deadline: 30 Nov. 2012
    • "Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January to invite them to send samples of their written work. Shortlisted candidates will then be informed whether they will be invited for an interview, which will be held in March 2013."

University of Maryland Baltimore County - Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites nominations and applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
  • UMBC will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2013. The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $40,000, health benefits, $3,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, office space with computer, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department. All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and participate in departmental seminars and related activities. Each fellow will be provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities across the campus. The remainder of the fellow's time will be devoted to pursuing research.
  • Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at UMBC are not eligible.
  • Fields: Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest. Stipend: $40,000 a year. Eligibility: Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2013 and no earlier than July 1, 2010 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Application material: • Cover letter addressed to Ms. Autumn Reed, Program Coordinator for Faculty Diversity Initiatives • Current curriculum vitae • Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) • Names and contact information for three references • A statement of research agenda (2-3 pages) • A personal statement that includes why you should be selected for this program and which department/programs should review your application (1-3 pages) • A list of UMBC department(s)/program(s) of interest
  • Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to Ms. Autumn Reed ( by November 16, 2012. A complete submission will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing samples, names of three references, a statement of research plans, and a personal statement. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Review and Selection: Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost's Selection Committee. Semi-finalists will be announced in mid-January and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified by the first week of March.
    • How many awards are available? (8/20) --> in the past, 2 positions

University of Melbourne (Aus.) - Postdoctoral Fellow, History of the Emotions - DEADLINE PASSED

  • One 3-year research postdoc with the Centre for the History of the Emotions
  • "The Centre seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions (Europe,1100-1800). Working together with Professor Charles Zika and the Change Program of the Centre, the successful candidate will develop a project exploring the emotions created through practices of exclusion and rejection in early modern Europe.In addition to publishing his or her own research in this area, the Fellow will collaborate in jointly-authored publications and be involved fully in the life of the Centre. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach. There is an expectation that the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in some Honours/postgraduate supervision or teaching, but this is primarily a research-only position."
  • Deadline: 19 Aug. 2012.

University of Michigan - NCID Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. This university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative seeks to advance the Center’s national commitment to institutional diversity, as well as its strategic agenda to bridge exemplary diversity scholarship with multilevel engagement and innovation. Guided by the NCID mission, the Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program is designed to promote the outstanding work of early career diversity scholars throughout the nation. Therefore, a successful applicant will be attractive as both an NCID fellow and a tenure-track or research faculty member at U-M or other major universities. While we welcome new Ph.D. applicants, successful candidates may also currently hold early career tenure-track positions. This Postdoctoral Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for a one-year fellowship at NCID to become more competitive for tenure at a major university.
  • Applications will be evaluated by representatives from both NCID and a relevant U-M academic unit, including a potential faculty mentor. We anticipate awarding two NCID Postdoctoral Fellowships for a duration of one year during 2013-2014. In addition, a select group of applicants will also receive one of three citations—Exemplary Diversity Dissertations, Exemplary Diversity Scholars, or Emerging Diversity Scholars. In line with our national mission and our value of diversifying faculty in all institutions of higher education, the NCID features the work of both our fellows and citation recipients within an online National Diversity Scholars Network.
  • The fellows and scholars recruitment process will begin in May 2012, with an application deadline of November 1, 2012, for a possible Fall 2013 start date.
  • Information on priority areas is available at
  • Applicants may directly apply to the program. In addition, senior faculty members from U-M or other major universities are invited to nominate candidates who demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise and commitment to diversity. Nomination letters should include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and contact information as we will ask nominees to submit application materials.
  • All postdoctoral applicants are welcome, and we are especially interested in attracting national scholars who received doctoral degrees outside the U-M. Detailed information regarding the application process is available at Send materials to

University of Michigan Society of Fellows Postdocs - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Michigan Society of Fellows invites applications to its postdoctoral fellowship program for recent Ph.D.'s in the humanities, arts, sciences, and professions. These three-year positions at the University of Michigan are open to recent Ph.D.'s who wish to pursue research opportunities while teaching at a major research university. Eight fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $52,000. Four of these fellowships will be awarded in the humanities, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically by October 2, 2012, 1 p.m. EDT. The online application is available at Questions may be submitted to
  • NOTE: $30 Application fee
    • Really? What a pack of opportunistic jackals. x2
    • At probably want to keep the pool to only serious applicants.
      • Or wealthy ones.
      • In this market, who counts as an applicant who is not "serious?" We are not applying for fun! And listed qualifications ensure applicants are qualified...
      • The fellows have already been selected. Their pictures and bios are on the web site. Shouldn't $30 at least cover a rejection letter? 
      • Where do you see the 2013 fellows?  I can only find the cohorts up to 2012.  In "Helpful Information" it says everyone will be notified of the outcome in writing by 28 Feb.
      • I also don't see the 2013 fellows.
      • I think this must have been a false alarm.... otherwise, will you please link?
      • Email saying my file is no longer being considered (12/4). Best of luck to those who remain!
      • Did anyone else get a rejection email? This seems a bit earlier than usual compared to previous years. To the person above, did the email indicate how many persons applied this year?
      • Just spoke with an adminstrator; they have indeed moved from about 850 applicants to 240.
      • In my email they said 896 applicants, now down to "about 270 semi-finalists." Pretty competitive.
      • Does anyone know whether they will be sending some kind of notification to semi-finalists, or is just that everyone who hasn't received rejection e-mails can assume they're still in the running?
      • I doubt they will out any notifications to those persons still in the running. I logged into my account to check my status and it still reads "submitted for review." I do find it curious, however, that more people have not posted rejections though maybethat is an indication that us wiki watchers are doing well this season.
      • I was just going to ask if those who have rec'd email rejections might mind sharing where they fall in the alphabet? So that those of us waiting might be able to discern whether or not they are  still sending them out? TIA.
      • I would suspect that the process is automated, no?
      • Du, on 12/4. Email from Donald Lopez via Linda Turner. Don't want to get anyone's hopes up unnecessarily, but despite the doubts expressed above, this email was sent to me yesterday, and I doubt that they only sent one.
      • I also got the standardized rejection email yesterday (12/4). FYI, my last name starts with a G. Best of luck to the remaining semi-finalists!
      • Both email reports are from abroad--could it be that they are sending post letters (as they have in the past) to US applicants but emails to foreign applicants? Any U.S.-based applicants receive the email?
      • Since it appears that the Michigan Society of Fellows will be sending out postal letters to US applicants, I have one question for those persons abroad who have received rejections: Has your online application status changed to reflect that your application has been denied or does it still show "completed and submitted for review?"
      • I'm afraid it still says completed and submitted for review. 12/5
      • I've checked my mail for today; nothing yet. I do not know if to feel a sense of relief or to wonder if my fate is only a day or so away. The next or two should be telling for all of us.
      • Where do you get that those rejected via email were from abroad? (Answer: You can tell from the IP addresses that post the revisions) THANKS!
      • Rejection letter in snail mail (12/7) I live in the Southwest, far from Michigan. Good luck to those 240 semi-finalists. (x3) (12/8 x4
        • my posting date is 12/5 and I live in the Mid-Atlantic; middle of the alphabet
      • Those who rec'd letters, was the post date 12/4 and are you all in the SW? Wondering if those who have yet to hear are just waiting for UPS to get it together....helpful to know the geographic spread.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

  • Fields: Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest.
  • Stipend: $39,874 per calendar year for 2013 application term. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2013 and no earlier than July 1, 2009 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.
  • Application materials: The Carolina Postdoctoral Program application web site requests the following:
  • Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)
  • Three references for letters of recommendation
  • A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
  • A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
  • Deadline: The application site is accepting applicant submissions now. The deadline for applicant submissions will be January 3, 2013, 11:59pm EST.

University of North Carolina, Chapel HIll - Postdoc in Digital History

  • Two-year postdoctoral position in digital teaching and education, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • " Applicants should have received the PhD in History or a related discipline within the last five years, but the position is not limited to a specific chronological era or field of research"
  • "We seek a scholar who applies digital technologies to research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and engaged scholarship. Such technologies might include the use of large data sources, database creation and management, data visualization, digital mapping, text mining and mark-up, and other related activities. Duties for the position will include the teaching of one graduate and one undergraduate course per year, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the sharing of scholarship with non-academic audiences. The person in this position will also contribute to ongoing projects in the Digital Innovation Lab"
  • Review begins: 14 Dec. 2012 and continues until the position is filled.

University of Oxford - All Souls - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Four 5-year post-doctoral positions in the Humanities.
  • PhD must be in-hand by October 2013, and candidates should normally not have started graduate studies before August 2005 ("If you believe there are special reasons why this is not appropriate in your case, please submit your reasons with your on-line submission in the appropriate space provided.")
  • "If you intend to spend part of the Fellowship preparing your thesis for publication you should say so in your statement of proposed work submitted as part of your application(see below), and should give an estimate of how much time that may take."
  • "The primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is to pursue the programme of advanced study and research in Oxford approved by the College at the time of election and at a level of achievement acceptable to the College...Fellows are required to report regularly to the Academic Purposes Committee on their progress towards completion of their approved research programme within the term of the Fellowship. The College does not, however, regard Fellows as tied indissolubly to that particular programme and will be willing to entertain applications to vary it. Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are full Fellows of the College and members of its governing body. As such, they are expected to attend and participate in all College meetings and may be required to serve on College committees and assist with the annual Examination Fellowship examinations. As the College is a charity of which the Fellows are trustees, the successful applicants must be eligible to be Charity Trustees and discharge this responsibility effectively."
  • Deadline: 7 Sept. 2012 [with referees reports by 21 Sept.]
    • "There will be a viva voce examination of candidates selected from the long short-list in the presence of the Fellows of the College on Saturday, 9 February 2013."
  • Request for dissertation draft by email 26/10
  • Nicely-worded rejection received by email. Over 270 applicants. 10/29

University of Oxford - Christ Church, Merton, St Johns - JRF - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three year research post-doctoral positions
  • "Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. They may, with the permission of the appropriate Governing Body, undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at one of Christ Church, Merton College or St John's College."
  • "The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who have begun postdoctoral study. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or an equivalent qualification. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate's field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate's field."
  • Deadline: noon 30 Nov. 2012
  • 4/12/12: acknowledgement of receipt from ChCh; notification that those applicants shortlisted will be notified in January.

University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Two-year research postdoctoral position "in Early Modern Indian Cultures of Knowledge: Persian and Sanskrit in Mughal India", to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The successful applicant will pursue a research project in Early Modern Indian Cultures of Knowledge: Persian and Sanskrit in Mughal India; produce significant publication(s) in a field that is not a derivative of the Fellow's doctoral work; and teach for an average of 2-3 hours per week (with a maximum of 6 hours per week) across the two years of the fellowship"
  • "Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent and be at an early stage of an academic year; be working on, or proposing to work on, a new line of research that is not derivative of their PhD thesis; be proficient in Indo-Persian literature, preferably with some proficiency in Sanskrit; show outstanding promise in their field; and have a commitment to their own professional development."
  • Deadline: noon 14 Nov. 2012

University of Oxford - Magdalen College - Fellowship by Examination (JRF) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Up to two 3-year research post-docs (JRF equivalents)
  • "Candidates should have an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification and have completed, or be near to completing, a doctorate or other post-graduate research. The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their chosen field. Candidates must not have completed more than four years in aggregate of research-based graduate study, including any postdoctoral study, by 31 July 2012. Years spent taking taught courses as part of a Master's or Doctoral programme are not included in this total."
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2012
    • Referees reports needed by 23 Oct; Interviews 30 Jan 2013; final decisions in Feb 2013.
  • Notes:
    • Any word?
    • (Nov 27) Haven't heard anything yet but I guess since we had to submit work up front that we won't hear anything until January. 

University of Oxford - Nuffield College - Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Three year research post-doc " for scholars in the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics and sociology)"
  • "Applications are invited from graduates of any country wishing to undertake research in any area of the social sciences except Economics, for which there is a separate competition. Applicants who wish to undertake research in Economic History, or interdisciplinary research which includes Economics will be considered. The main interests of the College are in Economics, Politics and Sociology, but these are broadly construed to include, for example, social science approaches to history, social and medical statistics, international relations, social psychology, public policy, and social policy."
  • "The Fellowships are intended for scholars from any country. To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree and should by 1 September 2013 have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate. Candidates must not have spent more than a total of eight years in postgraduate study, teaching or research in the social sciences by the date of taking up the Fellowship, and should not have previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised."
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2012

University of Oxford - St Annes - Global Justice Research Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • One-year, with possibility of renewal to a second year, research fellowship in Global Justice
  • "Applications will be considered from graduates or equivalent, women or men, in their second or subsequent year of doctoral research. Candidates registered for doctorates at other universities are eligible. Those candidates who have not completed their doctorate or equivalent, should provide evidence that they are likely to be in a position to submit their thesis within the first year of the Fellowship. The Research Fellow will have completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in Law, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Area Studies or another relevant discipline. The Fellow will have expertise in the broad field of transitional justice, which concerns the processes and institutions employed by societies in transition following large-scale human rights violations such as mass conflict and/or repressive rule"
  • "The purpose of the Fellowship is primarily to foster research but it is expected that the Fellow will undertake 3 hours of teaching for the College or the Centre for Criminology per week."
  • "The Fellow’s principal duties will be to: Conduct individual research into transitional justice issues and publish monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in edited volumes; act as convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), (which entails managing the OTJR executive committee and overseeing the general work of OTJR, including events, working papers and policy projects); collaborate on joint projects with the Global Institute for the Crime of Aggression (possibly in the form of joint event organisation, in consultation with Don Ferencz, Director of the Institute); contribute fully to the life of St Anne’s College, including the delivery of academic seminars and acting as a College Adviser to graduate students."
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2012

University of Oxford - Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 4 two-year Research Associateships (with possible extension to a third year) to "take part in a two-year assessment of the impact of urbanisation and globalisation on human health. The research will focus on two different very [sic] contexts: the rapidly industrialising cities of India (principally Delhi and its environs) and the more settled but increasingly multicultural cities of South Korea."
  • "The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in a cognate subject by the time of appointment; have experience of archival and/or oral research (as appropriate); have excellent communication skills in relevant languages; and have a proven interest in the main themes of the research project. Applications are encouraged from those with experience of the history, anthropology or sociology of health/medicine, or relevant areas of public health"
  • Deadline: Noon 28 Aug. 2012

University of Pennsylvania - McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will appoint two postdoctoral fellows for terms beginning 1 July 2013. A two-year Barra Foundation Fellowship is open to scholars dealing with any aspect of the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. A one-year fellowship is supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, on the theme of “Race, Across Time and Space,” and is open to scholars exploring those themes during the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, 1750-1850.
  • Applicants for either fellowship must have earned the PhD no later than 2008. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives are particularly welcome. Starting stipends are at least $43,000; health insurance and funds for travel and research are available.
  • The application deadline is 1 November 2012. DEADLINE EXTENDED: "Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in our area, the postmark deadline for the MCEAS postdoctoral fellowships has been extended to November 5, 2012."
  • For more information and application instructions, visit
  • [The requirement that applicants "must have earned the PhD no later than 2008" is clearly an error, right? The website suggests "Applicants must have earned the PhD no earlier than 2008".]

University of Pennsylvania - Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The School of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for three two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will teach one course per term. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within two years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (August, 2011 or later). $50,923 stipend. Application deadline: November 30, 2012.
  • We are especially seeking fellows in Africana Studies (Africa, especially religion or South Africanist, or early African American history, especially slavery, black Atlantic), Philosophy, and Religious Studies (specialist in the study of Islam and gender in Asia).
  • For guidelines and application, see the School of Arts and Sciences website or write: Office of the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1 College Hall, Room 116, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377.

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Humanities Forum - Mellon Postdocs in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2013-2014 academic year on the general theme of Violence, which the Penn Humanities Forum has set as its topic of study for that year. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD by December 2012. (no more than eight years out of doctorate, but not before Dec. 2004). Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic. Exclusions are projects in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible). The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.
  • Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence at Penn during fellowship year: September 1 - May 31). Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.
  • Full fellowship guidelines, Violence topic description, and downloadable application available online: Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. (Do not email your application; those submissions will be ineligible.) Please note that the committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the Violence topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions.
  • Application deadline: October 15, 2012.
    • 9/16--Does anyone know if it is possible to use Interfolio for the recommendations?
    • I asked and they said they will accept Interfolio if it's confidential. I am not sure to which address we would need to send it though.
    • I also contacted the Penn people about Interfolio. They will accept letters from interfolio, but they won't accept them via e-mail. You need to call Interfolio and ask them to guide you through the steps for sending them the url to upload the letters, and then they will upload them on your behalf. It can be done, but it's a bit complicated [10/8]
    • It's actually not very difficult (especially for all of us future scholars of the digital humanities). What you do, is go to Intefolio; log in; click "start a delivery"; click the tab that says "upload application to website"; this will take you to a page with email links to all of your letters. So, copy the email link for the lelter you want to send, and paste it into the box on the website that asks for your commitee members' email address. Then, submit the application. Wait 10-20 minutes, and you'll get an email from Interfolio telling you you have a pending delivery. Go back to Interfolio, click on the deliveries tab at the top of the page, click pending deliveries, and then it will give you an option to have Interfolio send the emails. Then click on the box of the school, click on the box that says they can fill out "n/a" if they ask for specific information, and, voila, emails sent.
      • Actually, the previous point is not applicable for this online application (it does work for many of the systems out there, just not this one). Interfolio does have a workaround, though. Contact them to take you through it.

University of Pennsylvania - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity. The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.
  • Eligibility:
Graduate students from PENN and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date.
Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training.
Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.
  • Awards:
The three year fellowships will begin as early as January 2, 2013. Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.
  • Application Procedure: Required application materials include:
(1) A completed fellowship application form
(2) A curriculum vitae including current and pending publications
(3) A personal statement, no longer than three pages, which addresses the following:
reviews your previous research accomplishments, outlines your future research goals ::and proposed research, describes your commitment to pursuing an academic career, ::includes academic, employment or other life experiences that would bring new ::perspectives to the University community and your chosen field
(4) Three letters of reference from people acquainted with the applicants work. One reference letter should be from the applicants thesis advisor or faculty mentor.
(5) In addition, applicants are encouraged to a submit a letter from a Penn faculty member having similar research interests confirming that s/he is willing to serve as the applicants primary mentor during the fellowship period. The letter should be submitted with the application form.
  • Complete details and application materials can be found at
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2012.
    • Has anybody heard anything about this postdoc as of Sept. 10?
    • emailed to ask- decisions will be made in late fall (9/14)
    • ^ Thanks for asking/posting this. Transparency (even minimal) is always good.
    • Has the search been concluded as of Oct 5? Any news?
    • I've heard that it will be announced by or on November 30
    • ^ Where did you hear this?
    • Any news as of 11/30?
    • i haven't heard anything - as of 4:30 PM on 11/30
    • I don't understand how can they plan to have somebody start in january and not have made any offers yet... (x2)
    • Rejection via email, Dec. 6 (x2)

University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering approximately five postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for the academic year 2013-2014. Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
  • To foster interaction within the group of fellows and with ongoing concerns of the Humanities Center, the World History Center, and other programs on campus, we seek applicants with projects that engage the concept or practice of comparison—across time, space, language, genre, discipline or other category. How do we, at this moment, compare? Why do we compare? What can be compared? What do we gain by comparing? What do we lose? We welcome any proposal relating to these issues.
  • We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received, or will receive, the PhD between September 1, 2011 and April 1, 2013. As part of the application, applicants who have not already received the PhD must submit a letter from their dissertation chair with the scheduled defense date. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows may apply for an additional year renewal.
  • Applications will open November 1, 2012 and submissions must be received by 5 p.m. EST on March 1, 2013. We expect to announce the awards by April 15, 2013.

University of Pittsburgh - World History of Science Post-Doc

  • Two year post-doctoral fellowship in World History of Science to begin fall 2013
  • Teaching load: 2/2
  • "This position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and who have a specialization in history of science. The successful candidate will direct a conference (on the history of science in the post-World War II era), will co-edit a collective volume based on the conference, and will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department."
  • "Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2013"
  • Deadline: 8 Feb. 2013

University of South Florida - Postdoctoral Scholars, 2013-14 - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of South Florida has embarked on an ambitious program to enhance its rising stature as a pre-eminent research university with state, national and global impact, and position itself for membership in the Association of American Universities through: (1) Expanding world-class interdisciplinary research, creative and scholarly endeavors; (2) promoting globally competitive programs in teaching and research; (3) expanding local and global engagement initiatives to strengthen sustainable and healthy communities; and (4) enhancing revenue through external support. Details are available in the USF Strategic Plan (
  • As part of this initiative, the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the fifth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this years scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.
  • Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the priority goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with distinguished faculty; (iii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iv) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (v) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship.
  • Postdoctoral Scholars: At least six twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2013 with appointments beginning August 5th, 2013. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents (up to $6,000). Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environment and Planning; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2010. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2013 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida.
  • Letters of application and supporting material must include the following: A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan (; (ii) the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.
A Curriculum Vitae,
Two letters of reference,
Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 3).
Scanned copies of current academic transcripts from all degree awarding institutions. [Official transcripts will need to be supplied by those individuals who receive formal offers.]
Copies of teaching evaluations.
  • Send all application materials to: Final application submission deadline is Friday December 7, 2012.

University of Southern California - Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Japanese Religions

  • The Center for Japanese Religions and Culture (CJRC) and the School of Religion at the University of Southern California invite applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, beginning Fall 2013. The fellowship is for one year and is non-renewable. The fellowship has an annual salary in the first year of $60,000, plus a research/travel allowance of $2,000 annually, and fringe benefits. The field of specialization is Japanese religions. The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the School of Religion, will be given research space at CJRC, and will be expected to participate in CJRC research relevant to his or her interests. The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, and should be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., at the beginning of the appointment.
  • To apply, please submit an application letter, a CV, a brief description of your research (including both the dissertation and current/future projects), and a dossier of three letters of recommendation to Kana Yoshida at The letters should be sent directly by the referees, and one must speak to the candidate's teaching abilities.
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic application through the USC Jobs Web site, Please reference requisition #016384 to locate the job posting for this position. Review of applications will begin on Jan. 1, 2013, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University of Southern California - Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • USC is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 cohort of USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities. Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars play a pivotal part in fostering the strengths of the humanities at USC, linking the expertise of USC faculty and doctoral students with the knowledge and insights gained from their own research and scholarship.
  • These appointments are for two years, and begin in August of the academic year to which candidates are appointed. Provost’s scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research. The salary for Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars is $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with a research and travel account of $6,000 per year.
  • To apply, please visit:
  • Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at noon PST

Required Documents: The following documents are required and must be uploaded by Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time as separate PDF files:

  • Cover letter including explanation of desired program affiliation
  • CV
  • Writing sample of one chapter or one article (up to 30 pages double-spaced)
  • Research proposal describing applicant’s plans for the period of the grant. This may include revising the dissertation for publication and/or plans for the candidate’s next academic project (up to three pages double-spaced)
  • Teaching statement (up to two pages double-spaced)

To upload a document, select the document type from the drop-down menu. Using the "Browse" button, identify the location of your PDF document and then click “Upload”. You will then see in the Uploaded Documents Summary section the uploaded file. If you wish to delete the file, then click “Delete” and upload a new document. Be sure to click “Final Submit”.

University of Southampton (UK) - Positions in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Unspecified number of posts in the Humanities (these have been advertised twice before, see the Humanities and Social Sciences page from last year)
  • These posts are for scholars who:
    • are established world-class scholars or rising stars with the potential to be international leaders in their field.
    • will lead and develop areas of strategic academic importance.
    • will bring substantial funded research to the University and continue to generate substantial grant income.
    • will return strong 3* and 4* outputs for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.
    • will be in post by 30 January 2013.
  • Deadline: 2 Sep. 2012
  • Rejection received (11th July!) I think it must still be a rolling recruitment...

University of Stirling (UK;Scot) - Research Fellowships - DEADLINE PASSED

  • 8 two-year Research Fellowships across all Schools in the University
  • "Candidates will normally hold a doctorate (in exceptional cases, candidates may have submitted their PhD thesis but not yet have undertaken their viva) and will normally have a maximum of six years postdoctoral research experience, whether in a University or industrial setting.

The Fellowships are designed to assist Fellows in embarking upon an independent research career, with the prospect of transitioning to a lecturing position at the end of the Fellowship (subject to availability of suitable positions and relevant HR processes). During their appointment, Fellows will be expected and supported to secure significant external research funding with which to continue their research programme after the end of their Fellowship."

  • Deadline: 19 Jul. 2012.

University of Sydney (Aus.) - Post-doctoral Research Associate/Electoral Integrity - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Four year research position on the " Electoral Integrity Project," run jointly by the Department of Government and International Studies, Univ. Sydney & John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
  • Essential qualifications: A PhD dissertation (defended before September 2012) in Comparative Politics, Political Science, or a related field; Skills in research methods and use of standard statistical packages (Stata or SPSS); A publication record in peer-reviewed international journals; Excellent English language skills.
  • Deadline: 30 Aug. 2012

University of Sydney (Aus.)- Post-doctoral Research Associate/Democratic Ideals - POSITION FILLED

  • Three year research post-doc at the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, to work on " the future of democratic ideals and institutions in the Asia and Pacific region"
  • Essential: "a completed PhD in any area of the human sciences, preferably in one or more of the following fields: politics, political theory and international relations; media and communications; history; sociology and anthropology; political economy and environmental politics; a background in research centred on the theory and practice of democracy, with special reference to the Asia and Pacific region."
  • Desirable: "information technology skills including experience with basic web-design, online editing and social media; previous experience contributing to grant applications and submissions; competence in at least one of the major languages of the region."
  • Deadline: 28 Aug. 2012
  • is this a postdoc fellowship, during which you would conduct your own research?
    • Doing independent research would clearly be part of this job; how much of that would be self-directed, and how much part of a group project/at the direction of a senior member of staff is unclear from the advert. AFII (talk) 15:45, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

University of Texas at Austin - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in English

  • The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin: Two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 ($50,000 a year plus benefits and $2,000 moving expenses). The field is open and the strongest candidates will be appointed regardless of specialization. The successful candidate will demonstrate a compelling reason to engage in postdoctoral teaching and research at the University of Texas, such as a commitment to the teaching mission at a large public institution, or a scholarly orientation that will benefit from the University’s distinguished archival collections.
  • Annual Teaching Load: One upper-division English course each semester. This position is subject to final funding approval.
  • To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, and brief description of current research agenda to Interfolio. The University of Texas uses Interfolio to collect all job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Three letters of recommendation must be sent separately through Interfolio. Deadline: January 1, 2013.
  • Interfolio Link:

University of Texas at Austin - Institute for Historical Studies

University of Toronto - Jackman Humanities Institute, Mellon Postdoc - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto seeks 3 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year appointment 2013-2015 with research relevant to the 2013-14 theme: Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages. What are the implications of knowing more than one language? From mythic reflections on the Tower of Babel through contemporary philosophical reflections on the question of translation, the multiplicity of languages has been an ongoing focus of inquiry. How is translation possible, both in the specific sense of translating speech or texts, but also in the larger sense of bringing meaning from one system to another, including from speech to writing? How do we conceive of languages of music, as well as song; icons and symbols as well as scripts? How best can we interpret the exchanges between languages in a world of multilingual interactions? In the ancient Near East, for example, a number of written bilingual texts sometimes reflect a local language and lingua franca, other times reflect a political orientation and appeasement or defiance. Translation between cultures and languages produce unintended results, often creating new originals. Amidst these multiple languages, what is the impact of the untranslatable?
  • Fellowships begin 1 July 2013. Eligibility: Ph.D. awarded between 1 July 2010 and 30 May 2013. Apply at by 1 December 2012.

University of Winnipeg - Postdoctoral Fellowship In Digital Humanities & New Media, Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS)

  • The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a half time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities and New Media starting as soon as possible, and lasting up to two years. The successful candidate should have received a PhD within the last three years or have a defense date set at the time of application.
  • General Duties: The IWGS Postdoctoral Fellow will consult and collaborate with faculty members on digital and new media projects.
    • S/he will also be expected to develop and publish original research.
    • The IWGS is in the process of building HIVE (Hub for InnoVative Exchange) and the Postdoctoral Fellow will be central to its development and success.
  • HIVE is a partnership between the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg (hereafter WGS) and IWGS. This research partnership works to expand traditional humanities knowledge practices through the innovation of digital environments. By incorporating digital advancements in collaboration, visualization, social media and dissemination, we will use our research to productively explore and gauge the impact of digital media in community building. In particular, we will experiment with, and innovate within, the rapidly evolving tools of social media and networking, to examine how digital media can enhance and encourage research, artistic mobilization, and public engagement. Eventually, HIVE will become a multi-purpose performance, exhibition, training, and consultation facility that works with interdisciplinary teams including individual artists, community members, academics, and undergraduate and graduate students and their organizations in developing, implementing, and disseminating research in theoretical and applied components. Understanding our research as critically and simultaneously within and beyond the academy, we build on existing partnerships worldwide.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or a related field and a research program that includes extensive work within the digital humanities and new media fields. S/he should also have experience in project management and be comfortable managing research assistants and coordinating deadlines and projects. S/he should have extensive experience with digital scholarship projects and initiatives, advanced humanities research experience, technology skills, subject expertise, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with some or all of the following is desired: Wordpress; Omeka or other CMS; Data visualization tools and methods; Programming (ideal).
  • To Apply: Please forward your cover letter, C.V., three letters of reference, and writing sample or portfolio to: Dr. Fiona Green, Associate Dean of Arts and IWGS Co-Director, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9. Email: - (204)786-9409
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the post is filled. [position posted 8/16/12]

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Inst. For Research in the Humanities, Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship - DEADLINE PASSED

  • One or Two 1-year research Fellowships open "to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present"
  • "Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, and creativity"
  • "Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis."
  • Must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. "We will not accept applications from graduate students expecting to have a degree at the start of the academic year."
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences- DEADLINE PASSED

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it will provide 3 two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients starting on August 26, 2013. Fellows will be affiliated with a department in the College of Letters and Science, as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Center for the Humanities. They will teach one undergraduate course per semester in one of the humanities or humanistic social science departments in the College of Letters & Science.
  • The theme for 2013-2015 applicants is DEMOCRACY. We invite scholars to reflect upon democracy as a focus of historical, philosophical, literary, cultural, or aesthetic analysis. We seek projects that consider democracy from within the humanities and that understand democracy as concept, practice, or mode with bearing on politics, law, and society, as well as literature, language, and the arts. Democracy—whether conceived as the legitimation of power or its exercise, as the reign of the limitless desire of individuals in modern mass society or the opening of politics and society to a plurality of voices—is at once contested and coveted. Democracy is implicated in nationalism and cosmopolitanism, war and peace, justice and reconciliation, and freedom and enslavement, that is, who is included in or left out of the social contract and civic life.
  • We welcome cutting-edge work from scholars across the humanities and humanistic social sciences focused on any aspect of democracy, from Ancient Greece to the contemporary Middle East; from the emergence of print to the rise of digitization; from social movements (new and old) to liberalism (new and old); from the avant-garde to popular culture. Research may focus on any region of the world, any period of history, and any language, medium, genre, or form. We especially encourage work that challenges disciplinary or methodological boundaries. Applicants should explain in their proposals how their research relates to this theme.
  • The competition for 2013-15 fellowships is open. All application materials, including reference letters, are due no later than November 20, 2012. Application Information.
    • Ack received (12/6) (x4)

Valparaiso University, Lilly Fellows Program - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. We offer up to three two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the areas of Humanities and the Arts for 2013-2015 for scholars seriously considering academic vocations in church‑related institutions. Ph.D., D.M.A., D.F.A., M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received within 20 months up to and including August 2013. Fellows will teach seven courses over a two‑year period, engage in scholarship or creative work, participate in a two‑year colloquium, work with a VU faculty mentor, and interact with representatives from a national network of church‑related institutions. Faculty privileges, $46,800 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund. For more information, visit and go to “Postdoctoral Fellows Program” or call 219-464-5317.
  • Application deadline: November 1, 2012.

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (Jpn) - Positions in the Humanities - DEADLINE PASSED

  • "The Institute seeks to broadly recruit researchers who will undertake highly creative research themes that have the potential to identify issues for the future, and carve out new fields of study in the areas of Humanities."
  • "Travel expenses to the interview (Waseda Campus, Waseda University) are to be borne by the applicant"
  • To start Apr. 2013
  • PhD in hand by 1 Apr. 2013, recieved not earlier than 2003.
  • Deadline: 11 Jul. 2012
    • Decision by Dec. 2012
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12
  • Every onsite interview I've had this year has been paid by the University, so I found this odd: "Details will be notified by one week before the interview date. Travel expenses to Waseda University shall be borne by the applicant" Is this normal? Purchasing a plane ticket to Japan one week before traveling will be out of reach for most unemployed (or barely employed) recent graduates.
    • I experienced a similar issue with Brunel University, UK, about 2 years ago - I was notified they would only reimburse up to £400 for travel. I was in North America at the time, on a salary that barely sustained me there. I was dismayed that they didn't even suggest a Skype interview possibility, and withdrew - they didn't give me much option, really.

Washington University in St. Louis - Mellon Fellowship, Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry - DEADLINE PASSED

  • Washington University announces the thirteenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position as Fellow. In September 2013, the selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with a stipend beginning at $46,950 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows have an opportunity to plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at Washington University, and, over the course of their two-year appointment, to teach three undergraduate courses and to collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
  • There is no application form, but further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Submit materials by email or post by November 30, 2012 to Joseph Loewenstein ( The mailing address is: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Washington University, Campus Box 1029, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. For express mail, please send materials to: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Washington University, Umrath Hall, Room 231, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.
    • Ack received (11/28) (x3). And from the e-mail: "The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and the committee will contact you by March 15, 2013 regarding their final decision."
    • Email notifying me that one of my letters is missing. Grrrr!! (12/6)

Wellesley College - Mellon Postdoc in Modern Japanese Literature

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Wellesley College announces a search for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of modern Japanese literature. Preference given to candidates in late Edo, Meiji and/or Taisho periods, with a focus on gender/queer studies, colonialism, visuality, ethnography, media or translation studies. Competence in another East Asian literature is desirable. The fellow will teach four courses over a two-year period, including one upper-level language course and one first-year seminar. Teaching experience is highly desirable. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. between July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2013. Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample of 10-15 pages and three letters of recommendations (the online application will request name and email address in order for recommenders or dossier services to submit letters directly) electronically through our online application system at: .
  • If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email us at Application Due: December 15, 2012.

Williams College - 2-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, History of the Middle East - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Department of History at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of the Middle East, beginning in the fall of 2013. Period and specialization are open, but scholars trained in the premodern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester and be expected to offer survey courses on the Middle East as well as specialized courses based on their interests. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2013; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The Fellow will be included in the activities of the History Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ Project for Effective Teaching; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures.
    The fellowship includes a salary of $42,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by December 1, 2012, to Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Chair, Department of History, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) - Postdoctoral Research Associateships (PRAs) - DEADLINE PASSED

  • The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) is offering two Postdoctoral Research Associateships (PRAs), one each in the following departments: 1) Exhibitions and Publications, and 2) Paintings and Sculpture. These PRAs are for recent recipients of the PhD (degree granted within the last three years) in a field related to British art. The PhD must be in hand by the time the position begins.
  • The PRA may be held for up to three years. It is expected that the post-holder will be pursuing long-term professional employment during the period of hire. The PRA will receive an annual salary of $45,000, plus standard Yale benefits. Funding to allow the PRA to attend one professional conference annually, and modest travel funds for undertaking work on behalf of the department as well as for personal research, as determined by the departmental head, will also be provided. A preference for either position may be stated in the application but is not required.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is August 6, 2012. Interviews are expected to take place in early fall 2012. Please see detailed job descriptions and submit an application at Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a cover letter, CV, and writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded under separate cover to

Yale University - Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Representative Institutions

  • The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, in conjunction with the Jack Miller Center, seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Representative Institutions for a one-year period beginning January 1, 2013. Areas of specialization include any aspect of the theory and practice of representative government in Britain or America between the British Revolutions of the seventeenth century and the American Civil War. The salary for the Postdoctoral Fellow will be $50,000 for the year. The teaching load will consist of two courses, one per semester. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages applications from minority and women scholars.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and field of interest, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 100 pages, and a sample syllabus of a proposed course.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. [ad posted 09/28/12]
  • Applications can be sent directly to Keith Wrightson, History Department, P.O. Box 208324, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8324.

Yale University - Inter-Asia Program, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • The Inter-Asia Program at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, invites applications for a post- doctoral position. This is a 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension for up to another 6 months, beginning no earlier than April 1, 2013 and no later than Sept. 1, 2013. Duties, in addition to pursuing your own research, will include:
Serve as primary programmatic liaison with the two co-PI’s, Helen Siu (East Asian Studies) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (South Asian Studies), the principals at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Program’s researchers around the world.

Work with SSRC staff to document and analyze existing materials from completed and planned Inter Asia Connections conferences and the work of scholars and researchers associated with the Program since its inception in 2008. Facilitate faculty and student interest in Inter-Asia Program activities overseas (conferences, AAS panels, etc…); engage and expand Inter-Asia Program networks on campus.

  • All applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course during the appointment related to his/her interests, and participate in the activities of the Inter-Asia Program. Applicants should submit a cover letter including proposed start date of the fellowship (between April 1st and September 1st); a CV; a one-page description of research plans; a draft course syllabus and a title.  Two letters of reference should be sent directly and should explicitly address your teaching credentials. Please provide names and contact information for your two referees. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 and health coverage.
  • We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 10, 2013 and continuing until the selections are final. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
  • All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs On-Line Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below.
  • Contact:  Ms. Kasturi Gupta, Program Manager, South Asian Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206, USA. Email:

Yale University - South Asian Studies Council Post Doctoral Fellowship

  • The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post- doctoral positions at Yale University for AY 2013-2014. The Council expects to make one or two appointments. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates with a PhD in South Asian History and other Humanities including Cinema, Literatures, Music and History of Art are especially encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; names and contact information of two references. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 - $60,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected individual, and health coverage.
  • We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 10, 2013 and continuing until the selections are final.
  • All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs On-Line . Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below:
    • Ms. Kasturi Gupta, Program Manager, South Asian Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA. Email:
  • NOTE (10/22): Slightly different version of this position announcement posted at Chronicle - application url given as but deadline still stated to be January 10, 2013.


NOTE: New blog based at U. of Chicago listing postdoc opportunities related to gender / sexuality studies:

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