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This page is for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2014.

Last year's page: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

New Page for 2015 positions: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15

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 2012-13, Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12 and Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11


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  • 01 Aug 2013: United States-Israel Educational Foundation - Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers
  • 16 Aug 2013: Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships)
  • 30 Aug. 2013: University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity
  • 06 Sept 2013: University of Cambridge - Woolf Institute - Junior Research Fellow
  • 20 Sept 2013: University of Exeter (UK): Associate Research Fellow, Medical History
  • 26 Sept. 2013: Stanford University - "Networks in History" (Digital Humanities Postdoc)
  • 30 Sept 2013: Aarhus University (Den.) - Post-docs in History of Science
  • 30 Sept 2013: University of Konstanz - 2 JR. Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study
  • 30 Sept. 2013: University of Cambridge - Magdalene College - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies
  • 01 Oct 2013: Cornell University - Society for the Humanities Fellowships (2014-15)
  • 01 Oct 2013: Dartmouth College, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2016
  • 01 Oct. 2013: Emory University - Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
  • 01 Oct 2013: Harvard Academy Scholars Program, 2014-2015
  • 01 Oct 2013: University of Michigan - Society of Fellows
  • 01 Oct 2013: Princeton University - Society of Fellows (2014-2017 Fellowship Competition)
  • 03 Oct 2013: University of Cambridge - Emmanuel College - JRFs
  • 07 Oct. 2013: Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities (2014-15 Competition)
  • 08 Oct. 2013: Kings College London (UK) - 3 Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • 10 Oct. 2013: Harvard University - Preceptors in Expository Writing for SPRING 2014
  • 11 Oct. 2013: Columbia University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music
  • 15 Oct. 2013: University of Cambridge - Corpus Christi College - JRF
  • 15 Oct. 2013: Carthage College (WI) - Miller-Peterson Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Western Heritage Program (Jan. 2014 Start Date)
  • 15 Oct. 2013: Duke University - Thompson Writing Program Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Oct. 2013: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) - Postdoc in Extra-European History
  • 15 Oct 2013: University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 16 Oct. 2013: Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 18 Oct. 2013: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 Oct. 2013: Central European University - Senior and Junior Core and Humanities Initiative Fellowships
  • 23 Oct 2013: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Canada)
  • 25 Oct. 2013: European University Institute (Florence, Italy) - Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies
  • 25 Oct 2013: University of Cambridge & University of Oxford- Postdoctoral Research Associates in philosophy or foundations of physics
  • 28 Oct. 2013: National Maritime Museum (UK) - Caird Senior Research Fellowship
  • 28 Oct. 2013: National Maritime Museum (UK) - Sackler-Card Fellowship
  • 28 Oct 2013: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2014–2016 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 31 Oct. 2013: Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Dissertation/Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 31 Oct. 2013: University of Cambridge - St Catherine's College- Research Fellowships
  • 01 Nov. 2013: American University of Beirut - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, 2014-2015
  • 01 Nov. 2013: Davidson College (NC) - Writing in the Liberal Arts Fellow
  • 01 Nov. 2013: Emory University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Institute of African Studies, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship*08 Nov. 2013: Cornell University - Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship-English
  • 01 Nov. 2013: Kenyon College - Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of American Democracy
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of Cambridge, Newnham College - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California, Berkeley - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California, Davis - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California, Irvine - Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California, Los Angeles - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of California, San Diego - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity
  • 01 Nov 2013: University of Michigan - National Center for Institutional Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of Notre Dame - Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of Oxford, Magdalen College - Calleva Centre 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate, "Adults at Play(s)"
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of Chicago - Harper and Schmidt Fellows
  • 01 Nov. 2013: University of Chicago - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship
  • 01 Nov 2013: University of Wisconsin - Madison - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 04 Nov. 2013: Microsoft Research New England - Social Media Collective Postdoc
  • 04 Nov. 2013: University of Sydney (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History
  • 05 Nov 2013: Valparaiso University, Lilly Fellows Program, Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 07 Nov. 2013: Leverhulme Trust - Research Fellowships
  • 07 Nov. 2013: Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African-American History
  • 07 Nov. 2013 (noon GMT): University of Oxford - Research Assistant 'The Professions in Nineteenth Century Britain'
  • 11 Nov. 2013: College of William and Mary - Mellon Faculty Fellow, Latin American Studies
  • 11 Nov. 2013: University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 14 Nov 2013: Johns Hopkins University - Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities (Religious Culture and the Arts)
  • 15 Nov. 2013: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
  • 15 Nov. 2013: Brown University - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program
  • 15 Nov. 2013: Cornell University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Francophone Literature and Culture
  • 15 Nov. 2013: Stanford University - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
  • 15 Nov. 2013 (Noon PST): University of Southern California - Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities
  • 15 Nov. 2013: University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-2016
  • 15 Nov 2013: University of Wisconsin - Madison - Kingdon Fellowship in Judeo-Christian Religious Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2013: Yale University - Jack Miller Post-Doctoral Associate
  • 17 Nov 2013: University of Cambridge - Fitzwilliam College - JRF in History
  • 18 Nov. 2013: University of Cambridge - Magdalene College - Lumley Fellowship
  • 18 Nov. 2013: Princeton University - Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy
  • 18 Nov 2013: Harvard University - Postdoc in Global American Studies
  • 18 Nov. 2013: New York University - NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship
  • 18 Nov. 2013: University of Alberta - Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 18 Nov. 2013: University of Alberta - Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 18 Nov. 2013: University of Northumbria (UK) - Senior Research Assistant 'The Professions in 19thC Britain'
  • 21 Nov. 2013: University of Cambridge - Girton College - Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the History of Girton College
  • 26 Nov 2013: University of Edinburgh, Reid School of Music: Research Fellow in Music
  • 26 Nov. 2013: University of York (UK) - Postdoc in History
  • 28 Nov. 2013: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Two (2) Postdoctoral Positions 'Histories of Planning'
  • 29 Nov. 2013: University of Oxford, Christ Church, Merton College & St John's College - Junior Research Fellowships
  • 29 Nov. 2013: University of Dublin, Trinity College (Irl.) - Postdoctoral research fellowship in European history
  • 29 Nov. 2013: Princeton University, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) Postdocs
  • 29 Nov. 2013: University of British Columbia - Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • 30 Nov. 2013: Australian Catholic University - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy
  • 30 Nov. 2013: New York University Abu Dhabi - Humanities Research Fellowships
  • 01 Dec. 2013: Rice University (TX) - Humanities Research Center, 2014-15 Rice Seminar, “Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Victorianism"
  • 01 Dec. 2013: Southern Methodist University (TX)- Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 01 Dec. 2013: Harvard University - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship (Seminar Topic: "War")
  • 01 Dec. 2013: Tulane University (LA) - Mellon Postdocs in the Humanities
  • 01 Dec. 2013: University of Pennsylvania - Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (2014-16) Sexuality and Queer Studies
  • 01 Dec. 2013: University of Pennsylvania, Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (2014-16) South Asian Lit.
  • 01 Dec. 2013: University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Fellow - African-American and African Studies
  • 02 Dec 2013: Washington University in St. Louis - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Mellon Postdoc
  • 05 Dec. 2013: Brown University - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 05 Dec. 2013: University of Leicester (UK) - Research Associate, 19th C Science Periodicals
  • 06 Dec. 2013: Durham University (UK) - Addison Wheeler Fellowships
  • 06 Dec. 2013: University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature - Postdoctoral Research Assistant 'Nineteenth Century Periodicals'
  • 06 Dec. 2013: Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Latin American Studies
  • 06 Dec. 2013: Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Native American Studies
  • 08 Dec. 2013: Duke University - Postdoctoral Fellows in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies)
  • 09 Dec. 2013: American Philosophical Society (APS) - Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • 09 Dec. 2013: University of California, Berkeley - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy
  • 13 Dec. 2013: Boston University - 1 yr. Postdoc in History, Sawyer Seminar: “Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century
  • 13 Dec. 2013: Princeton University - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions, 2014–15: Research Community on Global Systemic Risk
  • 13 Dec. 2103: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African-American Studies
  • 15 Dec. 2013: Bard Graduate Center/ American Museum of Natural History Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology
  • 15 Dec 2013: Mellon Dance Studies 2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Dec. 2013: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American and/or African Diaspora Studies
  • 15 Dec. 2013: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities
  • 15 Dec. 2013: Örebro University (Sweden) - Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Humanities and Social Sciences (possibly TT)
  • 15 Dec. 2013: Dalhousie University (Canada) - Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Dec. 2013: University of Hartford (CT) - Pre- or post-doctoral Jackie McLean Fellowship, U.S. History
  • 15 Dec. 2013: University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2014-15
  • 15 Dec. 2013: University of Oregon - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental History/History of Science: "Glaciers and Glaciology"
  • 16 Dec. 2013: Cornell University - Mellon Sawyer Seminar Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2014-15
  • 20 Dec. 2013 (review begins): Lafayette College Digital Humanities Postdoc
  • 27 Dec. 2013: CLIR Fellowships in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies
  • 31 Dec. 2013: Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) - Post-doctoral Fellow Multidisciplinary Research
  • 31 Dec. 2013: Georgetown University - Mellon Postdoc, Sawyer Seminar - “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies”
  • 31 Dec. 2013: Stanford University - Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, 2014-15
  • 01 Jan. 2014: Dartmouth College - Neukom Fellows
  • 01 Jan. 2014: Rice University (TX) - Post-doc Fellowship in History of Middle-East
  • 01 Jan. 2014: University of Pittsburgh (Asian Studies Center) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japan-Korea Studies
  • 01 Jan. 2014: University of Texas at Austin - Two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in English
  • 01 Jan. 2014: University of Texas at Austin - Women's & Gender Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 01 Jan. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis - John C. Danforth Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Politics
  • 03 Jan. 2014: New York Historical Society and The New School Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program
  • 06 Jan. 2014: Center for Jewish History - Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
  • 06 Jan. 2014: Rutgers University - Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15 
  • 06 Jan. 2014: Rutgers University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies
  • 06 Jan. 2014: University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - Research Fellowship in Medieval Islamic History
  • 06 Jan. 2014: Dartmouth College - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Research Institute
  • 06 Jan. 2014: Harvard University - Preceptors in Expository Writing for AY 2014-15
  • 07 Jan. 2014: Rutgers University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English
  • 07 Jan. 2014: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-152 Oct. 2013Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies for 2014-151
  • 07 Jan. 2014: Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2014-15
  • 08 Jan. 2014: Stanford University - Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 10 Jan. 2014: Rutgers University - Critical Caribbean Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
  • 10 Jan. 2014: Princeton University - Center for African American Studies, Postdoctoral Research Positions
  • 10 Jan. 2014: Wesleyan University, Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 10 Jan. 2014: Yale University - South Asian Studies Council, Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies
  • 12 Jan. 2014: ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry - Post-doctoral Fellowships, Core Project Errans
  • 13 Jan. 2014: Haverford College - Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • 13 Jan. 2014 (original: 9 Dec. 2013): New Europe College - International Fellowships
  • 13 Jan. 2014 (noon GMT): University of Oxford, Trinity College - Junior Research Fellowship in History/Art History
  • 13 Jan. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations
  • 13 Jan. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity
  • 14 Jan. 2014: Indiana Wesleyan University - John Wesley Honors College, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
  • 14 Jan. 2014: Lehigh University, Pre-/Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Africana Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Walters Art Museum - Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Brandeis University - Kay Fellowship in Education and African and Afro-American Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Brown University - Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate & NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Carthage College (WI) - Western Heritage Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities)
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral/ MFA Fellowship: Being Human
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Stanford University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia, 2014-15
  • 15 Jan. 2014: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sawyer Seminar "Making the Mississippi"
  • 15 Jan. 2014: The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Historical Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Capital and Commodities
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Harvard University, Environmental Fellows Program
  • 15 Jan. 2013: Carnegie Mellon University - A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Modern Languages)
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Emory University - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Jan. 2014: Princeton University - Lecturers, Princeton Writing Program
  • 17 Jan. 2014: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellows, Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • 17 Jan. 2014: Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies for 2014-15
  • 17 Jan. 2014: Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2014-15
  • 17 Jan. 2014: Yale University - Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University Postdoctoral Associate Positions
  • 20 Jan. 2014: Bates College - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in East Asian Studies
  • 21 Jan. 2014: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Postdoctoral Reseach Associates, Asian-American Studies
  • 23 Jan. 2014: University of Cambridge - CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Soc Sci & Hums) - Research Associate 'Visual Representations of the Third Plague' (Africa)
  • 24 Jan. 2014: Johns Hopkins University - Lecturer in Expository Writing
  • 24 Jan. 2014: University of San Diego - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 30 Jan. 2014: Indiana University - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 31 Jan. 2014: Caltech/Huntington Fellowship in Materialities, Texts and Images
  • 31 Jan. 2014: Boston University - Lecturer in Writing
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Brown University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies, 2014-2016
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Georgia Tech - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Queen's University (Ontario): Abby Benjamin Postdoc in Animal Studies
  • 01 Feb. 2014: University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute - Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 01 Feb. 2014: Yale University - MacMillan Center, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Residential Research Fellowships
  • 03 Feb. 2014: Nanyang Technological University - CLASS Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 03 Feb. 2014: Tufts University - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 03 Feb. 2014: University of South Carolina - Classics in Contemporary Perspectives Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015
  • 03 Feb. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis - African and African-American Studies (AFAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 04 Feb. 2014: Columbia University - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow/Lecturer (Department of Art History and Archaeology)
  • 06 Feb. 2014: University of Oxford - St Annes College - The Plumer Junior Research Fellowship. 
  • 10 Feb. 2014: University of California - Berkeley - Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Human Rights Program
  • 12 Feb. 2014: Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • 14 Feb. 2014: University of South Florida - Postdoctoral Scholars Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-15 - Global Change in a Dynamic World
  • 15 Feb. 2014: Brown University - Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice: Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice
  • 15 Feb. 2014: Brown University - Race and the Environment, Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Feb. 2014: Columbia University - Lecturers in Discipline (Undergraduate Writing Program)
  • 15 Feb. 2014: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Two (2) Postdoctoral Fellowships 'Art & Knowledge in Premodern Europe' 
  • 15 Feb. 2014: Rutgers University - African American Literature & Literature of the African Diaspora, 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 16 Feb. 2014: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies - Senior (2), Research (2), and Junior (4) Fellowships
  • 20 Feb. 2014: University of Westminster (UK) - Research Fellow in the History of East Asian Medicine
  • 27 Feb. 2014: University of Cambridge - CRASSH Mellown Newton Interdiciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 28 Feb. 2014: London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE Cities - Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities
  • 28 Feb. 2014: Princeton University - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities
  • 28 Feb. 2014: Stanford University - Thinking Matters Fellowship
  • 28 Feb. 2014: University of Pittsburgh - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 28 Feb. 2014: University of Saskatchewan - Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Britain and the British World
  • 28 Feb. 2014: Virginia Tech - Postdoctoral Associate, American Civil War Era
  • 01 March 2014: Davidson College - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies
  • 01 March 2014: University of Illinois at Chicago - VAP, Freshman Experience Initiative
  • 01 March 2014: University of Missouri - Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri History Department and the Forum for Constitutional Democracy
  • 02 March 2014: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Center for 21st Century Studies - Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Humanities Futures"
  • 03 March 2014: Arizona State University - Lecturers, Barrett Honors College
  • 03 March 2014: Center for Jewish History - Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program
  • 07 Mar. 2014: Wheaton College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian History
  • 09 Mar. 2014: University of Exeter (UK) Egenis, centre for the study of life sciences: (Associate) Research Fellows
  • 13 Mar. 2014: University of Oxford, Keble College - Fellowship in Ecclesiastical History
  • 14 March 2014: University College London (UK) - Research Associate, Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s
  • 15 March 2014: McGill University - Postdoc in Shakespeare Studies
  • 15 March 2014: Rutgers University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (Race and Gender Studies)
  • ~17 Mar. 2014: Bates College (ME) - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in History (Ancient/Medieval Western Med/Spain)
  • 17 March 2014: Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies
  • 19 March 2014: ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 20 Mar. 2014: Carnegie Mellon University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, A. W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "The Ghetto," 2014-2015
  • 22 March 2014: East Tennessee State University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, English
  • 23 March 2014: University of Glasgow- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Illicit Traffic in Cultural Objects
  • 28 Mar. 2014: University of Southampton (UK) - Research Fellow in Maritime History
  • 30 Mar. 2014: Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • 31 March 2014: Tulane University - Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows
  • 31 March 2014: University of Chicago - Human Rights Program
  • 31 March 2014: Brown University- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World
  • 01 April 2014: University of York (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Medieval Literature
  • 04 April 2014: Carleton College - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation in the Humanities
  • 04 Apr. 2014: University of London, Institute of Advanced Study - Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval & Maritime History
  • 04 Apr. 2014: University of London, Institute of Advanced Study - Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 04 April 2014: Yale University - International Security Studies - Post-Doctoral Associate
  • 15 April 2014: Boston College - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships (History)
  • 18 Apr. 2014: University of Cambridge - Research Associate, ERC-funded Project 'The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire'
  • 21 Apr. 2014: Haverford College - Writing Fellows in the Haverford College Writing Program
  • 28 Apr. 2014: University of Oxford, The Queen's College - Junior Research Fellowship in the History of the Great War
  • 30 April 2014: SOAS, University of London (UK) - Post-doctoral Research Position 'Sounding Islam in China'
  • 30 April 2014: University of Cambridge, CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities)/Faculty of English - 6 Postdoctoral Research Associates)
  • 30 April 2014: University of Oklahoma, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 30 May 2014: Perso-Indica Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • 30 May 2014: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kingship in Narrative, Memory, and History
  • 06 June 2014: University of Michigan - TeachingWorks (School of Education) - English Language Arts Post-doctoral Fellow
  • 15 June 2014: Grinnell College -  Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 15 June 2014: University of Queensland (Australia) - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Postdoctoral Research Fellows in English Lit.
  • 15 June 2014: Johns Hopkins University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of 20thC US Medicine.
  • 15 June 2014: University of Illinois at Chicago -- Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 3 July 2014 (review begins): University of Delaware (DE) - Postdoctoral Researchers in Writing Pedagogy
  • 6 July 2014: University of Sydney (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 10 July 2014: University of New Mexico - Postdoctoral Fellow for Career Diversity and the History Ph.D.
  • 20 July 2014: University of Cambridge, CRASSH - Research Fellow.
  • 24 July 2014: Ryerson University (CAN) - Landscapes of Injustice Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Oral History
  • Open Until Filled: University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Research Associate Fellowship, Slavery and Culture in the 19th c. South
  • Open Until Filled: Princeton University - Faith and Work Initiative, Center for the Study of Religion, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Open Until Filled: University of Alabama - English / Libraries DH Postdoc (Rolling apps for Fall start [Dec. 2013 or Jan. 2014 - Apply ASAP!)]
  • Not Stated: University of St. Andrews (UK;Scot) - Research Fellow 'Middle Eastern Christian Migrant Experiences in Europe'

Not Offered This YearEdit

Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

Aarhus University (Den.) - Post-docs in History of Science - (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 2 Postdoc positions in history of science offered as part of the research project “Shaping Cultures of Prediction: Knowledge, Authority, and the Construction of Climate Change” funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research (Humanities)
  • Position One: “From heuristic to predictive climate simulation: Agendas in the modeling communities”
  • "This subproject examines the shift from heuristic to predictive use of climate models and asks how
  • climate models came to enjoy scientific authority as predictive tools. It will focus on investigating the work and impact of leading US climate modelers such as Stephen H. Schneider, William W. Kellogg and James E. Hansen in the period from about 1970 to 1985"
  • Requirements for this position are: Several years of experience in the history of science. Experience in the history of atmospheric science, climatology or climate modelling will be an advantage; A very good command of English; The ability and willingness to spend time for archival research in the USA (and possibly other countries) and to pursue interviews; Experience and interest in collaborative research and international collaboration.
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Position Two: “Negotiation of simulation knowledge: Responses from climatology”
  • "This subproject examines the discussion and negotiation of new modeling approaches and knowledge by climatological communities in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia and will focus on leading climatologists."
  • Requirements for this position are: Several years of experience in the history of science. Experiences in the history of atmospheric science, climatology or climate modeling will be of advantage; A good command of either Swedish or German (or both) and the willingness to acquire sufficient language skills in the other language; additionally a good command of English is needed; The ability and willingness to spend time for archival research in Sweden and Germany (and possibly also Austria and Switzerland) and to pursue interviews; Experience and interest in collaborative research and international collaboration.
  • Start Date: Aug. 2014
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013.
  • Received email confirming my application with information on assessment process (10 Oct.)

American Council of Learned Societies - ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs (Deadline 19 March 2014) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend:  $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
  • Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2014, depending on the position
  • Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open on January 22, 2014. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 19, 2014, 6pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2014.

ACLS invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place 20 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, international aid, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Applicants must:

  • possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status*; 
  • have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2014; 
  • have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than the application deadline of March 19, 2014; and
  • not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2013-2014 competition year. 

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 6pm EDT, and applications must include: (1) completed application form; (2) cover letter tailored to a specific position; (3) résumé; (4) candidate’s personal statement; (5) institutional documentation of PhD conferral (or, if the degree has not yet been conferred, an institutional statement from the registrar attesting that the dissertation defense and deposit/filing have been completed and confirming the degree conferral date); and (6) 2 reference letters. Applications for these positions are accepted only through the ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (http://ofa.acls.org) by the deadline, will be considered.

Submitted applications will undergo ACLS’s standard rigorous peer-review process, which may include interviews by ACLS and by the hosting organization. Reviewers will look for:

  • applicant’s academic accomplishment and success;
  • demonstrated relationship between past experience and specified position; and
  • commitment to pursuing a career in the public and/or nonprofit sector.

Participating Agencies and Positions

  • American Refugee Committee – Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects 
  • Association of Research Libraries – Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing
  • Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst 
  • Council of Independent Colleges – Communications Officer
  • Human Rights Campaign – Senior Content Manager
  • Kiva – Partnerships Evaluation Manager 
  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – Research and Partnerships Manager 
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – Manager of Strategic Initiatives
  • National Constitution Center – Program Developer
  • New America Foundation – Contributing Editor
  • New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Public Policy Officer
  • The Public Theater – Strategy and Planning Manager 
  • San Francisco Arts Commission – Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation
  • Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia – Public Outreach Manager 
  • Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations – Program Officer 
  • Trust for Public Land – Program Analyst, Conservation Research 
  • United Negro College Fund – Policy Analyst 
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Analyst
  • Wisconsin Public Radio – Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge 
  • Zocalo Public Square – Program Manager 

PDFs of the full job descriptions (including detailed information on the hosting organization, the position, and requisite qualifications) is available at http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. Read the description carefully for any application instructions specific to the given position.

Do not contact any of these organizations with questions (on the position, benefits, etc.). ACLS will field only questions about the fellowship program itself and not on the positions or the organizations. Please carefully review the program description, the positions, and the sample application before contacting ACLS.

Questions about the fellowship program can be directed in writing to publicfellows@acls.org.

Note: For the purpose of this competition, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology (excluding clinical or counseling psychology); religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Ph.D. dissertations in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy, history of psychology). Ph.D.s in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. 

  • The ACLS Public Fellows program does not accept applications from students receiving a Ph.D. in pre-professional or applied fields of studies, such as business, public policy or administration, education, clinical or counseling psychology, law, social work, social welfare, public health, filmmaking, or performing arts. Students completing master’s degrees are not eligible, even if they are the terminal degree in the field. If your degree field is not listed above and you have questions about its eligibility, please contact publicfellows@acls.org. For more information, visit the FAQ page.
  • Received an e-mail from ACLS informing me that I was named a finalist and that my materials were being forwarded to the partnering organization (in my case, The Public Theater).  (4/11).
  • Received same notice but for New America Foundation. I wonder how many finalists for each institution?
  • Same, for New Orleans Museum of Art.  I have no idea how many finalist for each, but I'm assuming 3-5? Good luck! (4/16)
  • Email invitation for in-person interview at the Public Theater. (4/21)
  • Skype interview offer  for CIC position in D.C. (4/16)
  • Has anyone heard anything re: the Smithsonian gigs? (4/22)
  • ARC interview (4/17). They said they need to notify the ACLS of their decision by 4/28 and the ACLS takes it from there.
  • Has anyone heard anything about final decisions or received an offer? (5/1)
  • Phone interview w/ Kiva (5/2)
  • Reject email received 5/7
  • Interview w/Smithsonian (5/7)

American Philosophical Society (APS) - Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship (Deadline: 9 Dec. 2013) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, beginning in September 2014. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s library and museum.

The Mellon Fellow will conduct research in the APS collections in preparation for the APS Museum’s interdisciplinary exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The exhibitions take place in Philosophical Hall, located within Independence National Historical Park. As the public face of the APS, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who converge on Philadelphia’s historic district.

The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct scholarly research for exhibitions, programs, and other related activities. He or she will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with the curator and others on the curatorial team. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in planning and implementing exhibitions as well as researching and writing interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition texts, publications, etc.). Depending on the Fellow’s interests and the Museum’s needs, he or she may also participate in public programming, museum education, collections management, and/or grant-writing. Twenty percent of the Fellow’s time will be reserved for his or her own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to network with APS Library staff and other post-doctoral fellows in the region’s cultural institutions.

This two-year Fellowship will extend from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Compensation is $45,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

  • Qualifications: PhD in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. The history of science, 18th- and 19th-century American history, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the museum's approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome. Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences (including but not limited to scholars). Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections. Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly and to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Project-oriented organizational skills applied to both academic and practical tasks. Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field.
  • The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 9, 2013.
  • Applications must be submitted by EMAIL only to MellonFellowship@amphilsoc.org with the subject line as follows: Last Name, First Name_Mellon Application 2014-16.
  • See full list of application materials at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship.
  • CONFIRMATION: Via email, 12/9
  • Skype Interview request: 12/19
  • Rejected by email 3/5

American University of Beirut - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, 2014-2015 (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The American University of Beirut invites applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, for the academic year 2014-2015. The normal duration of appointment will be one year, although some fellows may be considered for a second year at the conclusion of their first semester. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.

The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: Arabic language; Arabic literature; archaeology; art history; English language; English literature; fine arts (visual arts, theatre, and music); history; and philosophy. AUB is particularly interested in innovative work that explores humanistic study from multiple perspectives and pushes disciplinary boundaries.

Requirements: Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date;

Applications must include: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product; a dissertation abstract or summary (1 page); samples of publications (or dissertation extracts); a statement of teaching interests and experience; three letters of recommendation; and a copy of the official transcript or the letter of confirmation from the dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date.

Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying.

Stipend, benefits, and other advantages of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include: Annual stipend of $45,000; Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan; Relocation allowance and housing subsidy as described in the AUB Faculty Handbook; Eligibility for travel grant in the second year of extended fellowships; Teaching load of one course per semester; Participation in Arts and Humanities core group activities; Access to training and support from the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Academic Core Processes and Systems Unit; the Office of Grants and Contracts; and the University Writing Center.

Candidates with experience in or exposure to innovative approaches to research and teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Application material should be sent to: Arts and Humanities Initiative, American University of Beirut, Building 37, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303 Or Arts and Humanities Initiative, American University of Beirut, Building 37, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to ahi@aub.edu.lb.
  • Application review will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.
  • Any news (12/17)?
  • Rejection letter by email (1/15) (x6)

Arizona State University - Lecturers, Barrett Honors College (Deadline: 3 March 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.

  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website (http://barretthonors.asu.edu/contact-us/faculty-directory/). Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2014
  • Has anyone heard about this who was offered this position? (field?)
  • -Campus interview scheduled (by e-mail, 3/18)
    • Do you mind sharing 1) your discipline, and 2) whether they requested teaching evaluations? (3/19)
    • English, and Teaching Evaluations were requested 3/6

Australian Catholic University - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • (up to) four-year postdoctoral research fellowship in Philosophy
  • "The Fellowship aims to support the work of a high-achieving, early career researcher for a period of up to four years. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research relating to aspect of the project “New Waves in French Phenomenology”. "
  • "Selection criteria include: a PhD in philosophy or a related discipline (e.g., theology); PhD awarded less than 8 years ago (not before 31/12/2005).
  • "For more information regarding the position, including full selection criteria and details on how to apply, please contact Dr Nick Trakakis: Nick.Trakakis@acu.edu.au ... phone: +61 3 9953 3263."
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2013

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Canada) - (Deadline: 23 Oct 2013) - WAITLIST NOTIFIEDEdit

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.

Scope 70 fellowships are awarded annually; a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Value: $70,000 per year (taxable)

Duration 2 years (non‑renewable)

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships p

rogram is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between the following:

applicant – individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career
host institution – commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution's strategic priorities

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

  • Link for full details about Application Process
  • NOTE: "Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply."
  • October 23, 2013 (8:00 pm EDT) - Deadline for complete application submission

QUESTION: It seems the candidate (if in anthropology and thus applying for the SSHRC) must be a Canadian citizen? Can anyone confirm this?

  • I believe these are two different programs. Maybe inquiring with the Banting admin. would help?: Program information - banting@researchnet-recherchenet.ca. Or: maybe someone who has applied before can clarify?
  • Yes, they are two different programs. SSHRC graduate (predoc) fellowships and SSHRC Postdocs are for Canadian citizens only. Banting postdocs are open to anyone and can be taken to "Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity". 
  • Anybody else anxious for the results? I applied with a proposed research program in English.
  • ^^^I wouldn't say anxious -- I got a SSHRC postdoc so major anxiety is relieved. But definitely curious. Also English, by the way.
  • Well, congratulations! -- Thanks!
  • I'm on the waitlist... 28 out of 100 applications.

Bard Graduate Center/ American Museum of Natural History - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship jointly appointed at the Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project should focus on an aspect of material culture within Oceania (including not only Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, but also Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines), and should make use of the AMNH collection. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields required.

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.

The fellow will teach one graduate course each year and will mount an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in the BGC Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the BGC-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among fellows, BGC faculty and students, and the AMNH academic community. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $40,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence.

For additional information about the BGC, see http://www.bgc.bard.edu.

  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references, and should be sent by 15 December 2013 to Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.
  • Anybody hear anything on this yet?

Bates College (ME) - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in East Asian Studies (Deadline: 20 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Asian Studies, Bates College, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow for pedagogical innovation and curricular renewal in the humanities funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The postdoctoral fellowship begins August 1, 2014 and concludes July 31, 2016. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate. This is a fulltime lecturer position with salary and benefits competitive at the assistant professor level. . The postdoctoral fellow will teach three courses in 2014-2015 (one course each semester and one course in Batess five-week short term [April-May]), and two courses (one each semester) in 2015-2016. The postdoctoral fellowship provides a reduced teaching load in order to support innovation in teaching and research.

The area of specialization (China or Japan) is open, but we particularly welcome applicants whose research examines culture broadly defined (including, for example, media, film, and cultural studies, anthropological approaches, etc.), and that crosses national boundaries. Candidates are expected to have some familiarity with either Chinese or Japanese. The teaching of one or two classes in either one of these languages (as part of the total of five courses) is a possibility, depending on the candidates expertise and experience.

The program seeks candidates committed to effective teaching and interested in exploring innovative approaches to East Asian Studies in the liberal arts college setting. This interest may take any of a number of forms, including, but not limited to the following: creative uses of digital technologies and on-line resources in the humanities and social sciences; new strategies for fostering student engagement and interaction; creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time; possibilities for connecting student learning to wider local and global communities; exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of the study of East Asian cultures; and new ways of combining language and culture learning in the classroom.

The College and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The Asian Studies Program and the college appreciate the importance of ongoing professional research; the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Mellon half-time teaching load provides release time to help balance research and teaching. Limited travel funds for conference attendance and presentation are available. Fellows are also eligible to compete for faculty development grants, which can be used for a variety of research expenses such as the purchase of books or materials or travel to conferences, meetings, and archives. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship.

  • Consideration of candidates will begin January 20, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should initially submit the following documents electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at academicservices@bates.edu: (1) a cover letter highlighting pedagogical vision and practice along with likely course offerings and research interests; (2) a c.v., (including the names of two or more potential references); (3) a sample syllabus of a class they have taught or would like to teach. Candidates selected for further consideration will then be asked to submit further documentation, such as a graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, etc. They should be prepared to do so promptly. Please include your last name and R2137 in the subject line of all submissions.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (1/30)
  • Congrats! Would you mind sharing your area of study?
  • Sure--Anthropology + Japan.
  • So... would you call it... Japanthropology?
  • Contacted for campus visit (2/13)
  • Offer accepted

Bates College (ME) - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in History (Ancient/Medieval Western Med/Spain) (Deadline: ~17 Mar. 2014) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

  • two-year postdoctoral fellow, with a particular emphasis on pedagogical innovation. The fellowship is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and begins August 1, 2014. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years out of their doctorate. This is a half-time teaching position with salary and benefits of a full-time assistant professor. The fellow will teach three courses during the academic year 2014-15 and two courses in 2015-16. The reduced teaching load is designed to support innovation in teaching and on-going professional research. Some funds to support scholarly work are also available. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship
  • "We seek historians of the western Mediterranean between 300 and 1650 C.E., with strong preferences for those who study Spain before 1500. The following areas of specialization are of particular interest: interfaith relations, the Mediterranean world, and/or the Atlantic world. We anticipate a close integration of this position among programs in History and Classical and Medieval Studies, so applicants should explain how their own work might complement some of the work of relevant members of these departments. The successful candidate must be interested in, and will conduct faculty workshops on, innovative teaching and research. The department recognizes that innovation can take many forms. Some possibilities could include techniques in the digital humanities; methods for attracting diverse groups to the study of history; pedagogies focused on different learning styles; creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time; techniques for connecting student learning to wider local and global communities; or creative approaches to promoting student engagement and interest in History at Bates. The college, the History Department, and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. The search committee expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area."
  • Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at academicservices@bates.edu, a letter of application, C.V., writing sample, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2527 in the subject line of all submissions.
  • Review begins: 17 Mar. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Campus visit invite, 4/3
  • To the author of the above post, congrats and best of luck to you. Would you mind posting if you are a specialist of Spain pre-1500 or not? Just curious. Thank you.
  • Yes, I am.
  • Thanks for sharing. Good luck!

Boston College - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships(Deadline: 15 April 2014) - OFFERS MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Two postdoctoral teaching fellowships, beginning September 2014.
  • Appointments are for up to three years pending successful first-year review.
  • Fellows will typically teach two large courses per year, including lectures and discussion sections, as part of the department's Core History Program. The year-long course focuses on early modern and modern history from a global perspective and covers the period c. 1450 to the present.
  • All regional specializations are welcome to apply
  • 4/22 invitation for Skype interview (I don't know if they will add more since it was technically a rolling deadline)
  • Good luck! Any ideas on when the "rolling deadline" ends and final decisions will be delivered, or should we assume the worst since Skype interviews are already scheduled?
  • 5/10 I think if you haven't heard by now, you're probably out. I heard that final decisions will be made soon, it's possible that someone else already has an offer.
  • A very sensitive and nice rejection received on 5/7, but (pointless venting here...) it would have been nicer if they hadn't made all applicants submit a two-semester syllabus. This is generally not something most grad students I know--let alone faculty--have in their arsenal. I will likely never have to use the second semester syllabus that I spent a day working on for this application.
  • Agreed on the two semester syllabus!
  • 5/15 Offers have been made and accepted / post interview rejection received.
  • Has any one else not received their rejections?  Not that I want it, but I am keeping a file, thinking about publishing a short book on the academic rejection letter.  Sadly, I've become an expert.

Boston University - Lecturer in Writing (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

  • See full post at Rhetoric/Composition 2014
  • From Rhet/Comp page: "Request for additional materials: 3/11 x3"
  • Skype interviews scheduled 4/9, according to Rhetoric/Composition 2014
  • Final campus interviews x3, but why is this listed under post-docs? [posted 4/29]
  • Thanks for the update. Even though this is a writing position, it may attract some of the same applicant pool as certain postdocs. Thus it is posted both here and on the Rhet/Comp page. Several other writing-oriented fellowships/visiting positions are also posted on both pages [eg Duke, Georgia Tech, Harvard Expos etc.] (4/29)

Boston University - 1 yr. Postdoc in History, Sawyer Seminar: “Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century” (Deadline: 13 Dec. 2013) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • The Department of History at Boston University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2014. The fellow will teach one undergraduate lecture course covering the twentieth century and take a leading role in organizing, administering, and participating in a Sawyer Seminar entitled “Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this seminar will assess alternative narratives for framing and narrating twentieth-century history.
  • We seek a junior scholar whose research on some aspect of twentieth-century history engages in comparative, international, or transnational methods or who seeks to recast received analytical categories and narrative structures of the twentieth century in light of new ideas and periodizations. Organizational and editorial skills along with the ability to think broadly across conventional geographic, thematic, and chronological boundaries will form essential components of the position.
  • The fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 and be eligible for Boston University health benefits. Applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word research description, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically to hisearch@bu.edu. Applications must be received by December 13, 2013. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in history or closely-aligned field after June 30, 2010 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014. Boston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  • 3/3: Any updates on this?
    • None here (3/4). Did anyone get an acknowledgement of receipt?
    • 3/5: Just emailed them. "The position has indeed been filled." Apparently stuff was supposed to go out a bit ago but there was a problem in the office. We should be receiving our rejections soon.

Brandeis University - Kay Fellowship in Education and African and Afro-American Studies (15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Education and African and Afro-American Studies

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Education and African and Afro-American Studies, beginning Fall 2014. This two-year postdoctoral fellowship will allow the successful candidate, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer, the opportunity to pursue his or her research and writing agenda, teach classes in the Education Program and the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, as well as participate in the intellectual life of the university.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and interest in exploring issues of race, class, gender, and inequality in education. (Ph.D. or Ed.D. must be in hand by commencement of the fellowship.) This interdisciplinary appointment will be shared between the Education and the African and Afro-American Studies programs.

Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3611

Please include: 1) a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and addresses of three references.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and candidates of color.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2014.

Brown University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies, 2014-2016 (Deadline: 1 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Mediterranean Colonialism/Colonial Mediterranean

The Department of Italian Studies and the Program of Middle East Studies invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two (2) years beginning July 1, 2014.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Italian Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Anthropology, or any other related field with the Mediterranean as a primary focus. The candidate should have worked in Italian and Arabic. Cogut Fellows participate in the activities of the Center and teach two courses each year in English. The term of the fellowship is two years.

We solicit applications by scholars who approach the Mediterranean in a non-traditional and interdisciplinary manner, but who nevertheless have the Mediterranean as the central focus of their research. Scholars concentrating on the constructed or built environment, on migration studies, media, literature, critical geography or archaeology are especially welcome to apply.

Applicants should submit, along with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (in English and of approximately 25 pages), three letters of recommendation, and two course proposals dealing with the topic of Mediterranean Studies.

Stipend: $61,449 (2014/15), 63,907 (2015/16) plus benefits and a yearly $2,000 research budget.

  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Suzanne_Stewart-Steinberg@brown.edu (Italian Studies) or Beshara_Doumani@brown.edu (Middle East Studies). Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. For complete job description and application instructions please see: http://apply.interfolio.com/24051
  • Any news here? Anything? What's going on?

Brown University - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Deadline 5 Dec 2013) - WRITING SAMPLES REQUESTEDEdit

Ad posted at the Chronicle

In 2014-15, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty”. Fellows are required to participate in the weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course. See full seminar description below.

“Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty”
Seminar Leader: Marc Redfield
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
The question of the beautiful has preoccupied Western thought since Plato, and remains a rich area of inquiry in today’s world. Manifestos affirming the cultural or ethical importance of aesthetic experience appear regularly; philosophers, artists and art historians, culture and media theorists, anthropologists, and sometimes even evolutionary biologists encounter—in various ways, of course, and with varying frequency and intensity—the question of what it means to say that someone or something is beautiful. This question can even be said to have inscribed itself in the workings of consumer society itself, where some of the most ancient problems and patterns of aesthetic discourse find themselves writ large, in neon. (Is there such a thing or event or experience as “the beautiful” that would be separable from rhetorical manipulation; from technical reproducibility; from commodity fetishism and acquisitive desire; from the objectification of the female body?)
In 2014-15 the Pembroke Seminar will explore the topic of the beautiful from as many disciplinary and discursive perspectives as possible. Traditional philosophical questions (such as, e.g., the degree to which the event or experience of beauty is culturally determined) will be taken seriously but submitted to counter-questioning from multiple angles. Can philosophical aesthetics and Darwinian evolutionary theory speak productively to each other? Do judgments or experiences of the beautiful inevitably refer back to being-human in a human body, or do they exceed anthropomorphic limits? To what extent does the question of the beautiful overlap with that of art, even after a century of anti-aesthetic avant-garde movements? How best to interpret the predilection of traditional aesthetic discourse for gender-marked binary oppositions and for metaphysical affirmations of the human?
We invite applications from scholars working in all disciplines and fields, including Anthropology, Philosophy, Literary Studies, Classics, History of Art, Cinema and Media Studies, Music, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Religious Studies, and across all historical periods and traditions.
  • Qualifications: 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 PhD degrees from institutions other than Brown University
  • Applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 5, 2013. Interfolio link to apply: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21792
  • Writing sample requested, 12/18 (x2)
  • Hm, does this mean the rest of us should give up hope?
    • Abandon hope, all ye that enter the wiki...
  • Polite rejection e-mail ("Regrets") received via Interfolio, 1/2
  • Anyone hear anything further? Were phone/Skype/in-person interviews conducted? I was informed via email that a decision would be rendered by 2/21 but haven't heard anything yet.
  • Has anyone heard any news?  I remember calling them back in January, and they had said a decision would be reached during the last week of February.  They had said no interviews will be conducted.  I have heard nothing either way.
  • recipients have been notified, presumably some time ago. I have no clue why those lucky ones don't post anything on the Wiki. I assume they feel utterly unmoved by the difficulty of those in limbo left waiting and wondeing.
  • Received notice of rejection, with "regrets," 3/11

Brown University - Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate & NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Deadline: January 15, 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The PSTC has at least two openings for one or two-year postdoctoral positions starting as early as July 1, 2014.

One position is for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the other is for an NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow. NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow candidates must be United States Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application. 

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary (http://www.pstc.brown.edu). It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. The scope of PSTC research encompasses traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as fertility, mortality, and migration, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social determinants of health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and the consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build on connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as the Watson Institute for International Studies, Environmental Change Initiative, Global Health Initiative, National Children’s Study, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty associate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with one or more mentors from among our faculty Research Associates.  In addition, postdoctoral fellows are expected to regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia, present to the colloquia during the second year of their postdoctoral appointment, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication.

  • Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration, please submit materials by January 31, 2014).
  • For a full job description, required application materials and to apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/23493.

Brown University - Race and the Environment, Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment. The successful candidate will interrogate the integration of race and inequality with Environmental Studies and environmental justice. Ideally, s/he will work (or at least teach) transnationally.

Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The successful candidate must show exceptional scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one course a semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies related to their position, with the possibility of cross-listing with the relevant units. The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and is expected to interact with units relevant to her/his core discipline. S/he will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center, where s/he will participate in Center activities. Fellows have the opportunity to interact with Brown faculty affiliated with the Center, to participate in fellows’ seminars, lectures, and conferences, and to participate in the planning of working groups and large-scale seminars on various topics. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Fellows receive stipends of $61,449 the first year and a $63,907 the second year, plus standard fellow benefits and a $2000 per year research budget.

  • Interested candidates should send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses s/he has prepared (and/or a list of possible courses), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference, by February 15, 2014. All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio at https://secure interfolio.com/apply/24124. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • News, anybody?
  • Has anyone emailed to check?
    • Yes. Apparently, they already made an offer to a candidate. [posted 4/9]

Brown University - Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice (Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014) - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2014-2015) as the Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any humanities or social science discipline (or will obtain a Ph.D. by June 2014) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; or philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom. Applicants working on questions of gender, contemporary racial formations, public history, and memory are welcome. The successful applicant would be expected to offer one course in a department to be agreed upon at the time of hire. He/she will be expected to be a regular participant in the Fellows seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The fellowship stipend will be $45,000- $50,000.

  • Search Opens December 15. Deadline is February 15, 2014. Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23067. Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.
  • Phone interview scheduled, 3/5
  • Rejection call received, 3/30
  • I'm guessing the above was someone who had a phone interview.  Am I right?  
  • Correct. I'm guessing that they had 2-3 finalists, and it looks like they have already chosen one of them.

Brown University - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. As part of an exciting new phase of growth, the Institute is launching a new postdoctoral fellows program in its core research areas: security, development, and governance. We invite applications from exceptional early career scholars from across the social sciences whose work contributes to one or more of these research areas. Successful candidates will join a growing interdisciplinary community of scholars at the Institute engaged in theoretically and substantively important research that seeks to understand and address some of today's great challenges in ways that are both academically rigorous and relevant to the world.

Watson Postdoctoral Fellows receive two years of support, which need not be consecutive, and have access to all facilities at Brown University as well as regular opportunities to engage with faculty and other researchers across the University. During their appointments, fellows are expected to complete research projects, are required to be in residence for most of their tenure, and may undertake additional training. In addition, postdoctoral fellows will teach one course per year in the relevant academic department.

Eligibility and terms: The fellowship competition is open to candidates from the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology. Scholars of all nationalities who received PhDs within three years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the two-year appointment, unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Fellows will participate in monthly seminars and other regular events with faculty and scholars at Brown and nearby institutions.

Watson Postdoctoral Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus a health insurance subsidy. Additional funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available, and the Watson Institute will host one book conference for each fellow. Candidates selected to be a Watson Postdoctoral Fellow who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2014, will be paid a reduced salary until the dissertation is completed.

  • A brief cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, area of specialization, and a short summary of the proposed work during the fellowship period
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing the applicant's proposed research for the duration of the fellowship: this may entail the completion of a dissertation or preparation of a book manuscript for publication, but should also include a summary of the research questions, goals, and methodological approaches of additional research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplemental material.
  • A copy of each graduate transcript. Note official or non-official transcripts may be submitted.
  • Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, ideally from his or her discipline
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced in January, 2014.

Updates:

  • 12/16 finalist emails sent out.  interviews to be scheduled early January. 
  • any word on whether inteviews with finalists have been scheduled? still waiting here... (1/16)
  • did anyone get acceptance or rejection email? (1/17)
  • interviews scheduled, 12 finalists from a pool of 450 (1/17)
  • 2/28: Received the rudest rejection email I've ever gotten: "Dear applicants: The search has been concluded. Regards, the Watson Center." If I put 8 hours into writing that statement of purpose, the least you could do is put 5 minutes into writing a courteous email."
  • I agree. It would be better not to send the meaningless rejection letter in two sentneces(2/28). The worst letter ever. 
  • Par for the course with Brown, in my experience. If they even bother to send a rejection, that is...
  • I received two rejection emails from this program. Interesting that they sent one out January 24 and a second (somewhat more rude one) on February 28. They must have had a lot of questions, but I agree with the above poster, there's no reason to have been rude (3/4).

Brown University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Deadline: 31 March 2014) - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications from exceptional junior scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking.

We seek candidates who best augment or complement the present strengths of the Joukowsky Institute community.  We are particularly interested in individuals working in four spheres:

  1. visual culture
  2. archaeologies of gender
  3. public archaeology
  4. the archaeology and art of the ancient Asian world

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach half time -- i.e., one course per semester.  Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.  Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within
the last five years.  Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual
environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary connections.  This will be a one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, beginning on August 1, 2014.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by March 31, 2014.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received by March 31, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
  • For further information: Professor Susan E. Alcock, Chair, Search Committee, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Box 1837 / 60 George Street Providence, RI 02912. Joukowsky_institute@brown.edu
  • Any news?
  • Some interviews conducted, mid-late April
  • Any news after the interviews?
  • Rejection email (5/16/14)

Caltech/Huntington Fellowship in Materialities, Texts and Images (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2014) - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington) and the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invite applications for a one-year fellowship under their joint research program, Materialities, Texts and Images (MTI), a description of which is available at: http://www.hss.caltech.edu/uploads/File/MTI_program_description_13.pdf. The position is open to post-doctoral scholars and faculty without tenure and is tenable from September 1, 2014. Fellows are expected to conduct their own research at Caltech and at The Huntington; to participate in the MTI program’s events; and to organize a 1- or 2-day workshop on a topic of their choice relevant to the MTI program.

  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a two-page description of their research project, a plan of their proposed workshop, as well as three letters of recommendation by email to: mtifellow@hss.caltech.edu or mailed to: MTI Fellow Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 228-77, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Application deadline is January 31, 2014. Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
  • Any news?
  • Heard from the grapevine that offers have been made (3/20)
  • Rejection received by email (3/24)

Carleton College (MN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation in the Humanities (Deadline: 04 April 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Carleton College seeks a recent Ph.D. with expertise in the Digital Humanities to fill a Robert A. Oden Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation in the Humanities. The fellowships are two-year appointments for a faculty member with doctorate in hand and received no more than five years previously. The positions involve half-time teaching (two courses one year, and three courses the next), and half-time research and writing. Teaching will include at least one introductory course in the Digital Humanities, and at least one course in the persons disciplinary specialty. The successful candidate will be able to work closely with students, faculty and staff on campus in building our Digital Humanities program, and will bring technical expertise in a range of DH tools and resources.

  • To apply, please visit the Carleton College website https://jobs.carleton.edu and submit an on-line application that includes a letter of application, c.v., two to three sample syllabi, and contact information for three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted online until April 4th. Please send inquiries to Susan Jaret McKinstry (sjaret@carleton.edu).
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2014

Carnegie Mellon University - A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Modern Languages) (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2013) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for one A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. This A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to foster the academic career of a scholar with a recently earned Ph.D. degree by permitting the Fellow to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as a teacher and member of the Department of Modern Languages of the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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).

Terms of appointment: The Fellow will teach two courses in the Department of Modern Languages in each year of residency. The Fellow will have the opportunity to teach in his or her existing areas of expertise to prepare for a competitive academic job market. The Fellow 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 2014–2016 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 2014–2016 fellowship must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

  • Applications for the 2014–2016 fellowship must be submitted by January 15, 2014. 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.
  • Strong applicants will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Should you have questions, please direct them to hssdean@andrew.cmu.edu. Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/23823
  • request for letters of rec and writing sample (1/25)
  • received Faculty Applicant Invitation to Self Identify (3/18). Anyone knows what this means?
  • received letter of rejection on 03/20, stating the position has been filled.

Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 30 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015/Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE).

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies.

The appointment is for nine months beginning August 18, 2014. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, and $5,000 for research, benefits and other expenses. The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director on current center projects, including the Department of History’s A. W. Mellon-Funded Sawyer Seminar on the “Ghetto” in transnational historical perspective.

Application: Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal. The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.

  • Deadline: March 30, 2014 (notification of decision by April 20) Women and minorities are urged to apply. EEO/AA. Send application documents to: Professor Joe William Trotter, Jr. CAUSE, Dept. of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall 246C, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Carnegie Mellon University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, A. W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "The Ghetto," 2014-2015 (Deadline: 20 March. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research for its Sawyer Seminar, "The Ghetto: Concept, Conditions, and Connections in Transnational Historical Perspective, from the 11th Century to the Present." Under the directors Wendy Goldman and Joe W. Trotter, this seminar will focus on four case studies of the ghetto: the confinement of European Jews (16th to 19th century), colonial policy in South Africa, Nazi ghettos, and segregation of African Americans. We invite scholars who have received their Ph.D. in or after 2010 and working in any of these four areas to apply for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. Fellows will pursue his/her own research within the context of regular participation in the seminar. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 20, 2014. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits.

  • Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal. The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.
  • Send to Hikari Aday (hikarik@andrew.cmu.edu), Program Coordinator for Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890. *Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2013. (Notification of decision by March 15, 2014) Women and minorities are urged to apply. AA/EOE.

Carthage College (WI)-Miller-Peterson Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Western Heritage Program, Jan. 2014 Start Date (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013) - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • Carthage College invites applications for a three-year teaching fellowship, starting January 2014, in the Western Heritage Program. With a Ph. D. in any academic discipline by the time of appointment, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition to first-year college students.
  • The successful candidate will teach two sections of Western Heritage per term, participate in and help lead faculty development activities, and deliver one public lecture. Because the Western Heritage program is at the core of Carthages general education curriculum, ability to engage faculty across disciplines is desirable. The Jack Miller Center, along with local philanthropists Dr. Clifton and Gladys Peterson, generously provided funding for this prestigious position. More information about Carthage's Western Heritage Program can be found at http://www.carthage.edu/western-heritage.
  • Founded in 1847, Carthage is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, the campus affords quick urban access from the relaxed environment of a small city. The Carthage curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking while challenging students to express themselves effectively.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter discussing primary and secondary teaching areas, scholarly interests, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide three names of reference as well as any other supporting documents. The application packet should be in a single PDF file and should be sent electronically to: Professor Chris Renaud, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Division, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 53140. millerfellow2013@carthage.edu
  • 10/10 - Email confirmation. They will be bringing people to campus for interviews mid-November. Any word since the due date has passed?
  • 11/5 - First round interviews conducted.

Carthage College (WI) - Western Heritage Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Aug. 15 2014 Start Date (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Carthage College invites applications for a three-year teaching fellowship, starting on August 15, 2014, in the Western Heritage Program. With a recent Ph.D. in any academic discipline by the time of appointment, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition to first-year college students.

The successful candidate will teach two sections of Western Heritage per term, participate in and help lead faculty development activities, and deliver one public lecture. Because the Western Heritage program is at the core of Carthage's general education curriculum, ability to engage faculty across disciplines is desirable. More information about Carthage's Western Heritage Program can be found at http://www.carthage.edu/western-heritage.

Carthage was founded in 1847 and is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the ELCA Lutheran Church with approximately 2,500 full-time and 720 part-time students. The College awards degrees in more than 40 subject areas and has a long-standing commitment to educating the whole person by nourishing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical dimensions of students' lives. The Carthage curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking while challenging students to express themselves effectively. The College is located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee and is a focal point in the Kenosha community.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2014.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter discussing primary and secondary teaching areas, scholarly interests, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide three names of reference as well as any other supporting documents. The application packet should be in a single PDF file and should be sent electronically to: Professor Chris Renaud, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Division, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 53140. whfellow2014@carthage.edu
  • Any news on this? I was told short-listed candidates would be invited to campus starting in mid-Feb. Should be pretty soon... 2/10 (x2)
  • Received request for Skype interview....2/19

Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies (Deadline: 17 March 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is offering a postdoctoral fellowship for historical research in African American Studies. The fellowship is open to scholars committed to university-level research and teaching. Fellows must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than spring 2009. The one-year appointment in the History Department begins August 1, 2014, carries a stipend of $45,000 plus medical benefits and up to $5,000 for relocation and research-related expenses. The Fellow is expected to teach one history course (to be cross-listed with Ethnic Studies) in the spring semester, give a public presentation, and submit a report to the director on the year’s activities.

  • Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly writing, and a project proposal (not to exceed five double-spaced pages) that outlines the applicant’s scholarship and research agenda for the fellowship year. Send three confidential letters of recommendation, including preferably one from the dissertation advisor, c/o Emily Sparks, Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies, Department of History, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107. Electronic applications accepted at HistoryPostDoc@case.edu. Deadline for receipt of all materials is March 17, 2014. Notification anticipated in early May.
  • offer made and accepted by phone. (5/6)

Center for Jewish History - Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • We invite foreign scholars who seek permanent teaching and research positions in North America to apply for this award, which will support 12-month fellowships for scholars who are at the beginning of their careers. Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $35,000 to conduct original research in the vast collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. This award allows the Center to serve as the gateway for emerging scholars seeking to begin a new academic life in North America.
  • Responsibilities of the Prins Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow:
  • Conduct original research using partner collections
  • Deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted
  • Actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center
  • Acknowledge the Center for Jewish History and the Prins Foundation in all publications resulting from the fellowship
  • Submit a report upon completion of the Fellowship describing her/his experience as a Center Fellow
  • Eligibility: Open to scholars from outside North America who seek permanent teaching and research positions who are at the beginning of their career. Preference will be given to candidates from eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Israeli citizens are not eligible.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend (award) for the duration of the award. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution. However, the Center will help facilitate the visa application process.
  • To learn more and apply, visit fellowships.cjh.org

Center for Jewish History - Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program (Deadline: March 3 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society offer six-week Fellowships to recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates conducting original research using the collections of the Center’s five partners: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
  • Fellows will take residence at the Center for Jewish History in NYC from June 16, 2014 through July 25, 2014. Each Fellow will be required to spend a minimum of three days per week in residence, working with archival and library resources in the Center’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room. Fellows should plan to be in residence the full week of June 16, 2014 to participate in orientation/archival training sessions.
  • Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $6,000 for a period of six weeks. Fellows from universities more than 125 miles away from New York City may be entitled to additional funding of up to $1,500 to offset residency requirements.
  • The Fellowship is open to qualified recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.s (having received their doctorate within two years of the Fellowship start date), ABD or in the process of writing their dissertations.
  • Full application guidelines at fellowships.cjh.org

Central European University - Senior and Junior Core and Humanities Initiative Fellowships (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

  • The CEU Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) is pleased to announce a new call for its residential research fellowships. Applications are invited for the Senior and Junior Core and Humanities Initiative fellowships for the academic year 2014/15. Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. CEU IAS Fellowships are highly competitive and will be awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence.
  • All further information on the new Calls can be found on the CEU IAS website: http://ias.ceu.hu/NewCall
  • Application deadline for all three fellowships: October 20, 2013.
  • Any news? [01/16]
  • i thought the application materials said notifications would come in mid-Feb. 
  • offer made by email, Junior Core (1/30)
  • email rejection, email said that they had 550 applications for 10-15 positions (1/30)
  • Offer made: Humanities Initiative Fellowship (1/30)
  • Has anyone received neither a rejection nor an offer? 
  • Offers came w/ request that they be accepted/declined by Feb 14. My guess is that those who heard nothing are on the waiting list to get the places of those who decline.

CLIR Fellowships in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies (Deadline: 27 Dec. 2013) - OFFERS ACCEPTED (UCLA, CMU)Edit

The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Early Modern Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is two year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Who May Apply: Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Early Modern Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Sub-disciplines related to Early Modern Studies, include but are not limited to humanistic research in the disciplines of history, art and architectural history, philosophy, religion, music and other performing arts, and languages and linguistics. Early Modern Studies is defined for this program in an encompassing fashion: chronologically, it is the historical period from about 1450 until 1800.

2014 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions: Fellows will be placed at research institutions throughout the United States. The following institutions are offering fellowships for 2014-2016. Additional descriptions will be added as they are received.

Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2 year postdoctoral fellowship to "lead data curation activities for the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project"
  • http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/carnegie-ems2014
  • "The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in Early Modern English, History, or Library and Information Science with demonstrated research strengths in historicist approaches, digital humanities, book history, and/or early modern networks broadly conceived."
  • application via CLIR website; deadline Dec. 27th
Indiana University Libraries
  • The Indiana University Libraries, with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on advancing scholarly and research data curation practices and services in Early Modern Studies. The Fellow will be based organizationally in the Libraries, with a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will collaborate with librarians, technologists, and faculty to further the state of data curation knowledge and practice for early modern scholars by establishing best practices, refining workflows, and building tools that will inevitably extend support for humanities data curation initiatives across Indiana University.
  • The Fellow will contribute primarily to The Chymistry of Isaac Newton project (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/newton), an online, scholarly and critical edition of Sir Isaac Newton's alchemical manuscripts comprised of nearly a million words, which have been transcribed and encoded according to the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI) with the likelihood of expanding collaborations in related disciplines.
  • The application deadline is December 27, 2013. Please see the full post for more information: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/indiana-ems2014.
Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks to appoint a postdoctoral CLIR-Folger Digital Communities Fellow, for a period of two years, beginning fall 2014. The CLIR-Folger Fellow will join a community of 50 long- and short-term residential fellows at the Folger, fully participating in the daily exchange of ideas, sources, and research strategies. Fellowship will come with opportunities to present on work-in-progress to the Folger’s scholarly community. The fellow will also work closely with colleagues at the Folger with a range of professional backgrounds, from subject and materials specialities to project administration and tool-building. The fellow will enjoy exposure to a wide variety of career paths, and training opportunities will be provided. The fellow will be integrated into the work and organizational culture of the Folger through ongoing involvement in staff meetings related to digital access and preservation. A percentage of time will be allowed (up to 25%) for the fellow to develop or extend his or her own project, ideally one that contributes to Folger data curation initiatives.
  • Duties:
  • Collaborate with Folger Digital Texts and other Folger-based textual encoding projects’ staff to develop a workshop curriculum for college teaching applications. :*Pilot workshop is planned for fall 2015.
  • With Folger staff, develop best practices and interoperability standards for multi-year Folger textual encoding projects such as the non-Shakespearean drama digital texts (F21) and the early modern manuscripts transcription project (EMMO); address and advise on compatibility issues with the many other early modern projects (supported elsewhere) also utilizing an EEBO-TCP base.
  • Collaborate with Institute staff to create and curate the scholarly workshops (digital environments) that facilitate experimentation with collections-based digital surrogates, including tagging and linking strategies and brief interpretive essays, also reflecting on the research models they foster.
  • Serve as a training liaison between the Folger staff and faculty directors of scholarly programs to integrate digital materials and methods into Institute graduate seminars, including the annual Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas seminar.
  • Tag the archive of Folger Institute “Primary Sourcebooks,” most of which derive from NEH summer institutes, and other web-based products, so that they are fully searchable through the Folger’s federated search function, expected to launch in fall 2014.
  • Contribute to ongoing Library-wide study of digital futures by participating in the pan-institutional Online Strategy Council.
  • Education: Recent Ph.D. (within 5 years) in early modern studies, English literature or history preferred, though any subject field in early modern humanities that is supported by the collections of rare materials is welcome. Work in book history, bibliography, or material culture preferred; experience with digital humanities desired.
University of California, Los Angeles
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies: Readers’ Annotations and the Early Modern Book
  • The University of California, Los Angeles welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies. Awarded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, this post is based at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which houses many unique pre-1770 rare book collections of American, English, and European sources: http://www.clarklibrary.ucla.edu. All cultural and scholarly activities at the Clark Library are administered by the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies: http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu. The fellowship also involves working closely on data curation with senior members of the UCLA library staff based on the main campus at Westwood. For information about UCLA Library policy on humanities data curation, see http://guides.library.ucla.edu/humanities_data.
  • Contract: two years. Salary: $60,000 plus benefits. Position is from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.
  • The CLIR postdoctoral fellow’s research will focus on the challenges for data curation posed by the different types of readers’ annotations on early modern books. To date the guiding principle in digitizing early modern texts has been to provide “clean” copy. But where does this leave the common phenomenon of those books that readers have annotated, sometimes in painstaking detail? The Clark owns books so heavily annotated that they straddle the divide between published book and manuscript. As a consequence, our received histories of the transition between manuscript and print no long appear adequate. The annotations in many Clark volumes contain a trove of information on their circulation and consumption. How might metadata address the methodological and conceptual challenges presented by these objects, recording the level and type of annotation? How might recent work in the field of material studies/history of the book impact curatorial decisions? If, as seems likely for these texts, the study of annotation shifts the focus of understanding early modern volumes from authors to readers, how might this influence our description and cataloguing of the volumes?
  • Candidates should be recent recipients of the PhD in an appropriate humanities discipline (such as English, history, European literatures, or Classics) or in library and information science, and have demonstrated knowledge about the history of the early modern book. The appointed fellow will be provided with support from both faculty members and library staff to identify suitable sources that relate directly to the fellow’s areas of expertise.
University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn Provenance Project Fellow
  • The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek an innovative and energetic CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies to play an integral role in the working life of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Penn’s Van Pelt Library, including overseeing the transition of the Penn Provenance Project (PPP) and its data to a new platform.
  • Penn Provenance Project (PPP): Through its faculty and library resources, the University of Pennsylvania has long been at the forefront of book history and material text research, especially in the early modern era. Building on this strength, the Kislak Center is actively becoming a node for provenance history research. This research is essential for understanding how texts moved through the early modern world, what kinds of books collectors and libraries of the period valued, and the nature of print and manuscript cultural production. The fellow will play a key role in developing this field through his or her research and involvement in working with book historical data at the Kislak Center through the Penn Provenance Project.
  • Penn Provenance Project Fellow responsibilities:
  • Project management: ensuring the project stays on time and others' tasks are done in a timely manner
  • Data mapping and transformation: working with colleagues to implement a data model and managing the movement of data from Flickr to a new repository
  • Bringing in new data: working with colleagues to ingest images and provenance descriptions from both Penn and partner institutions into the PPP.
  • Expanding the range of partner participants: offering guidance and instruction to the faculty, students, and library staff that will be generating new data for the project.
  • Linking data: working with colleagues and partners to ensure that PPP data is linked with other data sources in the field, such as the VIAF and CERL authority files.
  • Promoting use of the PPP: through teaching, independent research, papers, online or live presentations, workshops and/or symposia that help scholars, students, librarians, and the general public understand the significance of provenance data to Early Modern Studies.
  • Strategic development of the PPP: planning and experimenting with innovative ways of displaying and analyzing the project’s data.
  • Qualifications: The candidate will hold a PhD in an area of early modern studies, with a concentration in the history of the book. Working knowledge of at least one non-English language is preferred. Experience with prior digital projects and some knowledge of programming preferred. Prior work experience in special collections is desirable.

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to postdoc@clir.org.

Applications for 2014-2016 positions are currently being accepted via CLIR's online application system.

  • And the award goes to CMU for the best project name.
  • Skype interview scheduled for Monday (2/3) via email on 1/28. At this stage, they have not yet passed applications on to host institutions.
  • Do they preliminary interview (via phone or skye) everyone who applies? Thanks!
  • I got the impression that they had made at least one cut already before doing interviews. I was told that the next phase is entirely up to the host institutions and that they have their own separate vetting process which can involve another interview and even, in some cases, a campus visit. It seems like there is a lot of variation in the process, though, so they may still be contacting people.
  • Much appreciated! And good luck!
  • At least one host institution, Carnegie Mellon, recieved CLIR dossiers this week (2/15).  We expect to review applications in the next two weeks and contact interview candidates beginning March 3rd.  Thanks to all who applied.  It is an exceptionally talented pool.
  • Many thanks to the search committee or administrator who passed this information along! It's an opaque and (as I understand it) highly varied process depending on institution. It's good to know what's happening in one location.
  • Skype interview (for Thurs 3/6) scheduled with UCLA committee via email on 2/26 (x2)
  • Offer made (UCLA; 3/7)
  • Offer accepted (UCLA; 3/13)
  • Offer made and verbally accepted (CMU) [posted 3/18]
  • any word on the other institutions? (4/1)
  • Phone interviews seem to all be scheduled for Indiana. I was contacted by e-mail 3/21 by SC to let me know that HR would e-mail me (3/26) to set a time early in April. Dates seemed to range from 4/7 to 4/11.
  • (4/6) secondhand: folger has scheduled campus visits
  • (4/14) Indiana scheduling campus visits this week
  • any word on Penn? (4/23)

College of William and Mary - Mellon Faculty Fellow, Latin American Studies (Deadline: 11 Nov. 2013) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • The Latin American Studies Program (http://www.wm.edu/as/globalstudies/latinamerican/) of the College of William & Mary invites applications from recent Ph.Ds for the position of a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the humanities or social sciences. Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and is supported by more than 20 faculty affiliates from 10 departments. The successful candidate will have a two-year appointment, a three-course load per year, and will also benefit from mentorship and research support. The qualifications are Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014), and a demonstrated interest in blending undergraduate teaching with research in Latin American Studies. Additional expertise in Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean is preferred.
  • For full consideration, application materials are due by November 11, 2013. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. Application materials, including a letter of application, CV, a syllabus for a proposed topics course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system https://jobs.wm.edu. Please note that the system will prompt applicants for the contact information for their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.
  • Has anyone had any word on this Fellowship?
  • Not a word 12/4/13   It would be nice to know if anyone has heard from them.  
  • Haven't heard anything. 12/6/13
  • Still nothing? 12/16/13
  • Still nothing. 01/05/14
  • Any news? (1/16)
  • Any news? (1/30)
  • None here (1/30), but it said on the application to check status online. For what it's worth to the anxieties, I promise to update as soon as I get info.
  • Still nothing? (2/11)
  • Still (02/11)
  • Still no news? (2/16)
  • Still no news. (2/19)
  • Received email notification that application has been "moved forward for consideration" (2/19)
  • Any word since the "move forward for consideration" email? (03/18/14)
  • Inquired w the search committee, was told they hoped to finalize by end of March (3/18) x2
  • Half hour skype interviews were held Friday (3/14) and Tuesday (3/18).  (03/19/14)
  • Has anyone been invited for a campus visit?  (03/19/14)
  • Any news on this? (03/23/14)
  • Word? (4/1) 
  • Had a skype interview on 3/18, but haven't heard a thing since then.  Assuming offers have been made. (4/19)

Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities (2014-15 Competition)- (Deadline: 7 Oct 2013) - INTERVIEW INVITATIONSEdit

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 2014-2015. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received the PhD between 1 January 2012 and 1 July 2014. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $60,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $5,000 per annum.

  • The Online Application Form can be accessed at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html. Please follow the instructions carefully, noting that the deadline for submission of hard-copy materials is Monday, 7 October 2013. A select number of candidates will be invited to interview in January 2014. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 1 March 2014. Applicants who have not been contacted for interview by 4 January 2014 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.
  • NOTE: as in previous years, there is a $30.00 processing fee associated with this application.
  • Also NOTE from FAQ: "We do not accept recommendations from dossier services (e.g. Interfolio)."
  • To Columbia: FUCK you for the application fee and not accepting Interfolio. Do you KNOW how many professors want to write an individually tailored letter just for you?
  • Yeah also didn't see that one, so they essentially cheated me out of 30 dollars, plus the cost of sending it, plus the time I spent on the application. Why don't they put that information anywhere useful?
  • Here we go again kids! Another year, another round of applications.
  • Society of Fellows applications feel like academic ponzi schemes. Lottery tickets are cheaper, less soul-crushing, and may actually have better odds...
  • Received postcard acknowledging receipt 10/25 (I included a self-addressed postcard in my application).
  • Invitation to interview (12/14).
  • So there has only been one interview invitation that we know of? Any further news? (12/19)
  • Interview invitations all go out at the same time. If you have not heard yet, unfortunately, you are out.
  • Would it be too much of a bother to use some of that $30 processing fee to send us an official rejection letter? For goodness sakes, it's the holidays.

Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought (NOT OFFERED)Edit

  • The Committee on Global Thought will not hold the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition in Fall 2013 since no positions will be offered in the 2014-2015 academic year. Please refer to cgt.columbia.edu for information on when the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition will next reconvene.

Columbia University (NY) - Lecturers in Discipline (Undergraduate Writing Program) (Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for Lecturers in Discipline to begin July 2014. Lecturers will teach first-year writing and provide leadership in developing theme-based writing courses in collaboration with Columbia's faculty. One-year appointment with the option for renewal for up to five years contingent on satisfactory performance.

Applications from candidates in interdisciplinary fields of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM areas, and from candidates with TESOL certification and expertise in teaching writing to English Language Learners are welcome. Candidates in the areas of gender and sexuality studies, sustainable development, American studies, human rights, data sciences, or transnational ESL who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and writing in these areas are especially welcome.

Lecturers teach two sections of first-year writing each semester; mentor current graduate student instructors; and support teachers' professional development in workshops, conferences, and class observations. They also provide editorial support for our internal publications, assessment materials, and undergraduate journal of student writing.

Information about UWP and the first-year writing course is available at http://www.college.columbia.edu/core/uwp. Information about Columbia's interdisciplinary centers and institutes can be found at http://www.columbia.edu/content/centers-institutes.html.

Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58674. A complete application includes cover letter addressed to Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, dissertation or thesis abstract, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, three letters of recommendation, and a syllabus from a recent writing course. Candidates should identify clearly their areas of expertise.

Eligibility: To be considered for a UWP lectureship, applicants must have fulfilled the requirements of their terminal graduate degree by July 1, 2014. Two years of teaching writing at the college level is also required. Applicants for the English Language Learners position must be certified in TESOL and have experience teaching dedicated courses in academic writing for ELL and ESL populations.

A Ph.D. is preferred. However, a candidate with another terminal graduate degree and exceptional experience will receive full consideration. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate experience with writing program development and evidence of leadership within a writing program.

Columbia University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music (Deadline: 11 October 2013) – OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Columbia University Department of Music invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for a period of two years, to begin July 1, 2014. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer. Ph.D. or equivalent required. The degree must have been received between 1 January 2010 and 1 July 2014. Fellows will be expected to do research, participate in the academic life of the Department of Music, and teach one class per semester in each of the two years (three in Columbia's Core Curriculum and one in the candidate's area of specialization).
  • Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D. or DMA (for composers) at time of appointment. Open (Music Theory, Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition). All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. All candidates must demonstrate excellent scholarship and show promise for future development as scholars and teachers.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system. Please upload the following required materials: letter of application, CV, list of three references, a statement of research interests and plans, one writing sample or musical composition, and one syllabus (two pages in length) for the class in the candidate's area of specialization. The syllabus should be uploaded under the category "Other Document 1." RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two megabytes in size per document. Composers who wish to include recordings of their music should submit a web URL from which the files can be downloaded.
  • Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position must include a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded into the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address: Dept of Music (Attn. Mellon Postdoctoral Search Committee), MC1813, 621 Dodge Hall, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
  • After completing the "Provide References" screens, the applicant will come to the "Attach Documents" screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.
  • For inquiries please email Gabriela Kumar at gk2255@columbia.edu.
  • Polite and timely rejection (from the chair) received. (11/19) (X2, verbatim)
  • Message text: Thank you applying for the recently advertised position of Mellon (Postdoctoral) Teaching Fellow/Lecturer.  Columbia University receives many applications from highly qualified candidates for its academic positions, and our search committees review each carefully to find a candidate whose strengths best match our needs.  The search committee that reviewed your application was impressed with your background and accomplishments.  However, it has identified other candidates whose credentials make them better choices for this position.
    We appreciate the time and effort you put into your application and we extend our best wishes on your search for a position that will take advantage of your many strengths.
  • to the poster: did you receive the rejection by email or snail mail? Many thanks! (11/25)
  • Answer: the rejection came via email, sent through RAPS. (11/25)
  • They have held/are still in the middle of campus interviews. [posted 11/25]
  • Is this information confirmed? [posted 12/4]
  • No word whatsoever (other than automated confirmation that application was received) (12/1) (x3)
  • Still no word either way (1/16) (x4)
  • Offer accepted (1/27)
  • Anyone know whether it was one offer or two? (1/29)

Columbia University - Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow/Lecturer (Department of Art History and Archaeology) (Deadline: 4 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Three Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships will be offered in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University for a period of two years beginning July 1, 2014. Ph.D. or equivalent required. The degree must have been awarded in 2013 or 2014 or applicants must have a firm scheduled date of defense on or before May 24, 2014. Specialization may be in any field of art history. In addition to conducting their own research, Fellows teach Art Humanities. In the second year, Fellows have the option of teaching an undergraduate seminar in their own field of specialization in lieu of one semester of Art Humanities.

Awards are for two years, with an annual salary of $52,250.

For more information and to apply please go to the following link: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58616

All candidates must demonstrate excellent scholarship and show promise for development as scholars and teachers.

  • Applications must be received by Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Dissertation/Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/

Mission and Goals: The Consortium is committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions.

The Consortium was founded as an association of liberal arts colleges committed to strengthening the ethnic diversity of students and of faculty members at liberal arts colleges. The early goals of the Consortium with regard to faculty diversity included encouraging U.S. citizens who are members of under-represented minority groups to complete their graduate programs and to consider faculty employment in liberal arts colleges.

The Consortium invites applications for dissertation fellowships and post-doctoral fellowships from those who will contribute to increasing the diversity of member colleges by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire.

Appointments to the fellowships are made by the member institutions according to local needs and local program guidelines under the general framework for dissertation fellowships and post-doctoral fellowships described by the Consortium.

  • The Consortium members (listed below) invite applications in all disciplines of the liberal arts and engineering for Scholar-in-Residence appointments. Applications submitted on or after July 1, 2013 will be considered during 2013-14 for appointments in 2014-15. While there is no general application deadline, all applications received by October 31st will be given fuller consideration.
  • Has anyone received calls related to this program yet? (12/19)
  • no unfortunately, not quite expecting to though (looks like in previous years response was very scattered/spotty) --> for example, last year I had one CFD bite, and the school made contact in February.
  • Contacted by email (12/18) and by phone (12/19) inviting me for a campus visit X 2 (1/14)
  • Would those of you with campus visits mind sharing your discipline?
  • Campus visit scheduled Asian Studies and Religion and Music.
  • I was contacted by phone in mid-December. I was not offered a campus visit--they were primarily looking for a post-doctoral scholar...

Cornell University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Francophone Literature and Culture (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Francophone Literature and Culture. Preference will be given to candidates working on Maghrebian and/or other African literatures, film, and cultural theory. Fellows will teach two courses per year (one upper- and one lower-division). In addition, the Mellon Fellow is invited to participate in the Society for the Humanities' events, including weekly seminar luncheons.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2014/15-2015/16 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2008. Mellon Fellowships are open to international applicants. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2014 are eligible. 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.
  • Application Procedures - Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration: a curriculum vitae: a detailed statement of research interests; a writing sample; course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell; three letters of recommendation
  • Applications are due by November 15, 2013 to the address below
  • Applications should be sent to: Paula L. Epps-Cepero, Program Administrator, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Rejection via email 2/25

Cornell University - Mellon Sawyer Seminar Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2014-15 (Deadline: 16 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

MELLON SAWYER SEMINAR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2014-2015

John E. Sawyer Seminar on the topic of “Political Will”

  • The notion of “political will” is at the heart of debates about the meaning and character of political life. It informs definitions of sovereignty, whether the popular consent of the “people” or other forms of authority. It is an idea that works to legitimize the juridical order and systems of law, in particular the legal form of the constitution. And it is implicit to definitions of democracy and cosmopolitanism alike. Yet despite its centrality, the concept of political will has remained relatively unanalyzed within political theory.
  • This Sawyer Seminar aims to study the topic of political will from a range of disciplinary angles, theoretical approaches, and cultural perspectives. In so doing, we hope to pose a series of questions about political will. First, how is political will genealogically related to correlative constructs, such as jurisdiction, liberalism, and governmentality, and how might a focus on political will shed new light on those terms? Second, how might one historicize and lend contextual specificity to conceptions of political will? What insights into the nature of political will can be gained from a comparative, cross-cultural analysis? Third, what role do culture, aesthetics, and desire play in forging and sustaining political will? Is it generated in the imagination and/or affective, materially grounded practices; or it is better explained as an abstract concept governed by the operations of reason? Fourth, what particular contributions do varying theoretical frameworks (deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, biopolitics, affect theory, postcolonial studies) offer to an account of political will?
  • While political will is a category that informs nearly all aspects of political existence, this Seminar will devote particular attention to analyzing four sub-topics related to political will: sovereignty and biopolitics, cosmopolitanism, democracy, and constitutionalism. In addition, we expect that many of our conversations will be oriented around questions of aesthetics and the imagination, thus investigating both the cultural and affective attributes of political will?
  • The Mellon Foundation will sponsor one postdoctoral teaching-research fellowship in the humanities, awarded for the one-year period beginning July 2014. The fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000/year. While in residence at Cornell, the Mellon Fellow will hold a department affiliation in one of the humanities departments, participate in all activities associated with the Sawyer Seminar on “Political Will,” have limited teaching duties, and have the opportunity for scholarly work.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on “Political Will” for the 2014/15 academic year must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2008, and must be working on topics related to the theme of "Political Will." Mellon Fellowships are open to international applicants. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2014 are eligible. 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.

Cornell University - Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship (Deadline: 8 Nov. 2013) - ALTERNATES NOTIFIEDEdit

Cornell University solicits applications for postdoctoral diversity fellowships from scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Various departments: Africana Studies and Research Center; Asian Studies; English; Government; Linguistics; Philosophy; Sociology

  • Eligible applicants might be from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. Those who expect to complete their degrees in 2013-14 may apply for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowship award for 2014-15 is $56,000.
  • Applications should include a cover letter discussing both research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3230 by November 1, 2013. For more information, see http://as.cornell.edu/academics/opportunities/diversity-fellowships/index.cfm Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.
  • Submitted each of the four items requested, plus rec letters, and received this message:  "Please note that your application is still incomplete. Some items have not been submitted yet. Please remember to submit the following additional item(s) as requested in the fellowship ad: 1 Research Statement, 1 Teaching Statement" Is this a glitch in academicjobsonline? There were two additional fields to enter these items on the application, but it is not requested on their website. Will my app still be reviewed? thnxs 10/18
  • NOTE (Nov. 5): according to academicjobsonline link, deadline has been extended to Nov. 8, 2013. 
  • Any news? (11 /24) <-- Nope, 12/11
  • Anybody heard anything yet? 10/12 <-- No news, 12/11
  • Any news??
  • I don't know why this postdoc only appeared on the wiki in regards to the English department - one could apply to a number of departments, which could then choose to support applicants. Anyway, I applied in Government and received a rejection email on 12/24 that the department "decided not to make an offer at this time." (12/26: Very good point...updates made)
  • No rejection/ acceptance -- anybody in the same situation?
  • Informed by phone that I was the first alternate so I can't imagine the lucky two have not been contacted
  • Congrats!! Can you tell us when you were notified? And which dept you are in.
  • Rejection received from English, 1/3
  • This is odd, because I was also notified (via email) of first alternate status. Does this mean there are multiple first alternates?
  • Africana Studies rejection (1x)

Cornell University - Society for the Humanities Fellowships (2014-15) - (Deadline: 1 Oct 2013) - AWARDS MADEEdit

The focal theme for 2014-2015 is “Sensation.” Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Director of the Society for the Humanities, Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, an international research center on new media. The Senior Invited Fellows will be Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Professor of English, University of Chicago, Saba Mahmood, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, and Susanna Siegel, Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University.

  • See full description of theme at: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/society_fellowships.html
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Fellows should be working on topics related to the year's theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2013. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Candidates should inform the Society of their intention to apply by returning the attached form immediately. The following application materials must be postmarked on or before October 1, 2013. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
1. A curriculum vitae and a copy of one scholarly paper no more than 35 pages in length. Applicants who wish to have their materials returned should enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
2. A one-page abstract in addition to a detailed statement of the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (1,000-3,000 words). Applicants are also encouraged to submit a working bibliography for their projects.
3. A brief (two-page) proposal for a seminar related to the applicant's research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester (fourteen weeks) and enrollment is limited to fifteen graduate students and qualified undergraduate students.
4. Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate's proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to send their letters directly to the Society. Letters must be postmarked on or before October 1, 2013.
  • Send 3 copies of the full application and letters of recommendation to: Program Administrator, Society for the Humanities, A.D. White House, 27 East Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-1101. For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274; Email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu; Website: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/
  • Awards will be announced by the end of December 2013. Note: Extensions for applications will not be granted. The Society will consider only fully completed applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that ALL documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society before the closing date.
  • Rejection via snail mail - 12/14 (x3)
  • 1/3/14 - never received a letter so I called today to find out if the awards had been made. Program administrator confirms that they have.

Dalhousie University (Canada) - Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - WAITLIST NOTIFIEDEdit

  • Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline. Awards are tenable for two years and include travel costs, a research grant, and a conference travel allowance.
  • The deadline for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents in the Department is December 15th. (Please allow sufficient time for delivery.) In years where the 15th falls during the weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday.
  • All application documents must be forwarded to: Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee c/o the Chair of the Department to which the candidate is applying, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4H6
  • Rejection 2/20 by post
  • Notification of waitlist status 2/22 by e-mail

Dartmouth College, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2016 - (Deadline: 1 Oct 2013) - OFFER MADEEdit

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for TWO postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2014 to the end of Spring 2016. These fellowships 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 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 Asian/Middle Eastern Studies and Languages (AMES/ AMELL), Art History, Film and Media Studies, History, Italian, Music, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Theater, Women and Gender Studies.

The 2012-2014 Fellows received an annual stipend of $53,045 plus benefits, and annual research allowance between $2,500 and $3,000, and a first-year only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2014–2016 fellow will be similar.

Applicants for the 2014–2016 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications (hard copy only) for the 2014–2016 fellowship must be received in the Administrator's office on or before October 1, 2013. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three letters of reference, (in sealed signed envelopes if submitted with application materials) a CV, and academic transcripts (photocopies of undergraduate degrees are acceptable but original copies are required for post graduate degrees), candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.

  • All documents are required in hard copy ONLY to be received in the Administrator's office by October 1, 2013. For the official application from and more detailed description of how to apply go to http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/fellowships/mellonfellowships.html. All application materials and other correspondence should be addressed to: The Administrator, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Dartmouth College, Leslie Center for the Humanities, 6240 Haldeman Center Room 263, Hanover, NH 03755.
  • 11/8: Received rejection letter by snail mail today (x7)
  • Did your letter state a reason? Or say how many applications were received this year? Any other info you can provide would be much appreciated.
  • There were no numbers in the letter. It just stated that there were many applicants and few positions, and good luck with the search.
  • Raise your hand if you have not received a rejection yet... (x4) 
  • Not to be party pooper (for those who haven't gotten rejections), but they might also be reviewing applications in batches. They say on the website that the review process is Oct-Dec and I doubt they have gone through all of the applications yet if they have hundreds of applicants (which I'm sure they do).
  • Well, from reading past years' wikis, it seems they make a round of cuts, then send promising applicants to the departments for recommendations, then make more cuts. I think it's safe to assume that those who are still in the running are probably being shopped to departments now. That's still part of the "review process" that goes through Dec.
  • Received email invitation for an on-campus interview 12/11 (five finalists invited to campus)
  • Congratulations! Do you mind telling us what department you're in?  ------> Of course.  Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies.
  • I heard they invited someone in Anthropology
  • Received rejection by mail 12/13 (x3)
  • 2/1: Any news from Dartmouth?
  • Received fellowship offer via email (2/1)
  • 3/11: Actual acceptances?
  • 3/15: snail mail rejection (letter dated 2/21) (x2)

Dartmouth College - Neukom Fellows (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - OFFERS MADEEdit

(Application deadline for Neukom Fellows extended to 1. January 2014)

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the 2013 Neukom Fellows competition. Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice 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 2014-2015. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.

  • Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in any discipline or DMA or MFA (or expected by September 2013). 2. Research interests that strongly intersect the theme of computation. 3. A proven ability to work independently and collaboratively 4. A demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research. 5. Evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms.
  • Application Materials: Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact prospective mentors at Dartmouth College and must submit the following materials: 1) Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
2) Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) including a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.
3) 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. 4) Three referees whose letters of recommendation speak to the aims of the Fellowship. 5) (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.
  • Any news anyone? They did start scheduling interviews around the end of Jan last year. Though not sure what schedule to expect with the deadline changes. 
  • Received rejection email noting that offers have been made to "five exceptional candidates" (argh). [02/05/14] x2

Dartmouth College - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Research Institute (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Davidson College (NC) - Writing in the Liberal Arts Fellow (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Davidson College is seeking a person to teach in its Writing Program, which supports the teaching of intellectual and academic discourses in its first-year courses and in writing-attentive courses across the college (http://www.davidson.edu/academics/writing-program). This individual (PhD required in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities) will annually teach three first-year writing courses designed around issues of interest to both disciplinary practitioners and wider readers, and two writing-attentive courses that examine the traditions of inquiry and modes of scholarly exchange particular to a Fellow's home discipline. The position will be attractive to those interested in undergraduate pedagogy, curricular design, and intellectual life in a select liberal arts setting that values innovative thinking, the interdependence of public and scholarly action, and deliberative leadership in its students. The position provides opportunities to examine how intellectual discourse informs civic argument, cultural critique, or scientific inquiry in the liberal-educational tradition. Starting on August 1, 2014, the appointment lasts two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third.
  • Review of applications begins November 1, and continues until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified. Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.davidson.edu and submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages in length).
  • Requisition Number (for this position): 1412
  • Anyone hear anything about this position or have requests for extra materials? It's not clear from the posting if they will solicit more materials like letters of rec or just move straight to interviews. Also curious how many people applied for this position.
  • +1 applicant. Haven't heard anything. (x6)
  • Anything yet? [11/27]
  • Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, everyone! Savor the wine, the turkey, the community, and the peace of knowing you won't hear anything--good or bad--until at least Monday! :)
  • Still haven't heard anything either (x2, 12/2/13)
  • Same (12/3/13) Did they give any indication when the next round would be announced?
  • There doesn't seem to be any indication of when they'll let us know. The job is still posted on the website and my application still says, "In Progress." I am wondering if it's time to give up hope on this one?
  • ANY NEWS??? 1/9/2014
  • I spoke with the someone in the office who informed me that the search is still underway. It seems that they will begin reviewing applications within the next couple of weeks. 1/9/14
  • Crazy.  Any idea why they requested the applications in November, then?
  • I agree that it doesn't make sense to ask for applications in November if you don't start until the end of January. I still haven't heard anything and the job is still listed on their HR site as open. My application says "In progress." Has anyone heard anything or know of anyone who has heard something? (2/5)
  • Request for more materials, via email (2/7) x2
  • Rejection email received on 3/6, with "apologies" for taking so long.
  • ["Offer Accepted" noted in header on April 8]

Davidson College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies (Deadline: 1 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Davidson College Digital Studies program invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship to begin August 1, 2014. Digital Studies at Davidson is an interdisciplinary program that gives students and faculty an opportunity to pursue coursework and research related to digital tools, cultures, and practices. We seek a recent humanities Ph.D. with significant experience in text or data analysis, GIS, sound studies, software studies, new media studies, or another branch of digital humanities. The area of specialization is open to any humanities discipline, including history, literature, language studies, the arts, classics, philosophy, religious studies, film and media studies, and gender and sexuality studies.  

The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course per semester at the introductory or advanced level. The fellow will also deliver an annual public lecture and offer a public workshop on digital tools or approaches. The fellow will be expected to provide guidance to student and faculty digital projects.

Davidson College offers research support to postdoctoral fellows, including travel funding and access to the college's makerspace. Collaboration with college librarians, archivists, and instructional technologists is strongly encouraged. The director of Digital Studies will provide teaching and research mentorship to the postdoctoral fellow.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two 1-page course proposals, a list of references, and a representative writing sample or digital project/portfolio. Apply online at https://jobs.davidson.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53140.

Queries may be directed to Mark Sample, Director of Digital Studies, masample@davidson.edu. Review of applications begins March 1, 2014.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

Duke University - Postdoctoral Fellows in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies (Deadline: 8 Dec. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Duke University Program in Women's Studies invites applications for two postdoctoral fellows in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies to complement their 2014-2015 theme of Psychonanalysis in an International Frame. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Womens Studies. We welcome empirical, textual, and theoretical specialization from a diverse array of academic fields, political and cultural contexts, and historical periods. We are particularly interested in those who reflect on the current status of psychoanalysis in feminist and queer scholarship, and how psychoanalysis has figured with and against its northern European site of origin. Postdoctoral fellows will be included in a facultygraduate seminar on these themes and are expected to be in residence for the academic year. Fellows will teach one course in the Womens Studies curriculum.

The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have completed their PhD at time of application and be no more than ten years past the PhD. Applications (including all letters of recommendations) must be received by December 8, 2013. Submit application electronically through http://AcademicJobsOnline.org including a C.V., 5page project proposal, writing sample (25 pages), 1page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ranjana Khanna, Director, Womens Studies. Our program information is available at http://womenstudies.duke.edu/. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

LINK to Apply: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3500

  • Has anyone heard anything back? Nothing my side... (x4)
  • Does anyone know when notifications are supposed to go out? Thanks. (1/20)
  • I think last year's recipients already held postdocs, if this is the same program  <http://womenstudies.duke.edu/events/2013-14-annual-theme>
  • Has any one gotten any news about this one? (3/13)
  • Nope.  Are applicants supposed to be notified in March?
  • I have no idea.  I thought so, though.
  • Has anyone heard about this one? (3/31)
  • An offer was made late last week. 
  • Interesting.  Heard today that I was one of four finalists. No mention of being an alternate. (3/31) (x3)
  • OK, fellow finalists, what next?  Has anyone inquired about the timeline? 
  • Didn't inquire when I responded. Oh the waiting... 
  • The offer has a deadline of April 11
  • So, one offer was made and 3 finalists were selected? Confusing a bit.
  • Yes, especially because there are supposed to be *2* positions.  I don't get it.  But thanks for the info!
  • From what transpires here, most likely both positions were offered already (not everyone follows or updates the wiki) and there are 3 or 4 alternates. 
  • Any more news? Thanks!
  • not on my end.
  • Anyone? 
  • Still nothing my side.(x2)
  • Yeah, I fear inquiring. 
  • I emailed inquiring and was told promptly that they're "expecting to write on Tuesday." 
  • Thanks so much for sharing this information. These are very intense times!!
  • So, yesterday was Tuesday and I didn't hear anything. Did anyone else not get word or...? 
  • Not here.  I guess the folks with offers are still negotiating?  Confusing. (x1)
  • It has been more than a month since we all got the notification. It may be safe to assume defeat. I don't know really.
  • Any news?
  • offer accepted.  and there's one more. [posted 12 May]

Duke University  - Thompson Writing Program Postdoctoral Fellows (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • 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, 2014. 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: http://twp.duke.edu/fellowships You will be asked to upload a CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching Academic Writing, and a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: http://twp.duke.edu/writing-101 We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, and teaching materials. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Denise Comer, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025.
  • Application period begins September 15, 2013 and ends October 15, 2013. Applications received by 11:59 pm EST (Eastern Daylight Time) October 15, 2013, will be guaranteed consideration. We will inform you of the status of your application by December 15, 2013. No phone calls please. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Has anyone heard back from Duke yet?
  • Haven't heard, but did get some suspicious hits from Durham on my academia.edu page the other day...
  • Also haven't heard as of 12/3, but like poster above did get a couple academia.edu hits from Durham, NC.
  • Still nothing as of (12/9). Anyone else? - (12/11) Still waiting. Jumping at every ring of the phone. Good luck ya'll!
  • Nothing here yet either (12/9).  I'm hoping for something this week since it says we will be informed about status by 12/15.  Fingers crossed!
  • Ditto.  Nothing here as of 12/10 and hoping for news by the end of the week.
  • Anything anyone? Have they sent rejections by email or snail mail in past years?
  • Received call for interview 12/13 (x4)
  • Would you be willing to specify your discipline? Thanks!
  • Literature.
  • (Discipline: Anthropology. But I haven't gotten the promised follow-up e-mails yet. Anyone else received those yet? <--- No, I haven't either. I was a little worried so I'm glad to hear I'm not alone.) <-- I received an email this afternoon with details about interview/more materials (12/17)
  • Well damn. Looks like in past years folks got phone calls for interviews but rejections via email later in the month. Sad. :(
  • Bummer for the rest of us, but I'm glad it's people on the wiki having success. (x2)
  • "We will inform you of the status of your application by December 15, 2013." Or not.
  • Rejection e-mail (12/16), indicating over 500 applications. (x3)
  • Rejection e-mail with clause saying my file will be kept on the "active" list, should further rounds of interviews be conducted (12/16)
  • I still have not heard anything at all; I've received neither an interview offer nor a rejection. Is anyone else in this same situation? (12/18)
  • Did anyone receive confirmation when their application was initially submitted? (12/19)
  • Any news on these? Offers made, accepted, etc. (2/11/14)
    • I had another offer so contacted them to see whether they could offer me anything (around 2/24); they said it was just too early for them to be able to offer me a fellowship. As I understand it, though, their decisions are not based on a set timeline but depend upon other fellows leaving for jobs and their need to maintain a diverse disciplinary range. I accepted my other offer and withdrew from the TWP pool on 2/27.  Good luck to those still waiting - I think this is a great program!

Durham University (UK) - Addison Wheeler Fellowships (Deadline: 6 Dec. 2013) - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • up to 3 three-year research fellowships "which carry no commitment to either teaching or administration", to begin 1 oct. 2014
  • "Addison Wheeler Fellowships are open to researchers in any area of the sciences, social sciences or humanities. Previous Addison Wheeler Fellows have undertaken research in areas such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Psychology. "
  • "It is, however, anticipated that (a) applicants will be scholars of high calibre, who have completed their PhD at the time of application and are at an early stage in their career; (b) the research to be undertaken by the Fellow will complement and strengthen the research activities of the School / Department they will join; (c) the research will address the terms and conditions of the bequest upon which the Fellowships were established, specifically that the work will make a significant contribution to knowledge, enabling us to make better use of our life here on Earth."
  • "There are no residency or nationality restrictions."
  • "Addison Wheeler Fellows have traditionally progressed to an established lectureship after their Fellowship. What the Fellowships therefore enable is a lecturing career to be prefaced with three years full-time research. There is no requirement for the Fellow to undertake any teaching or administration, but the Fellow may undertake, by agreement, a small amount of teaching in consultation with their Head of Department to support their career development."
  • For further details and application process see here
  • Deadline: 6 Dec. 2013.
  • shortlisted for interview (10/1/14)
  • Rejection by email (24 Dec)
  • Rejection by email (24 Jan)

East Tennessee State University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, English (Deadline: 22 March 2014) - SHORTLIST NOTIFIEDEdit

East Tennessee State University invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships in English to begin August 15, 2014. Fellows are two-year appointments with salary and benefits and a 4/3 teaching load for the academic year. Teaching includes composition and literature surveys. Ph.D. in English by August 1, 2014; experience in various fields a plus.

  • Submit letter of application, ETSU application, teaching statement, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation through jobs.etsu.edu/applicants by March 22, 2014. For questions, contact Dr. Judith Slagle, Department of Literature and Language, P. 0. Box 70683, Johnson City, TN 37614. AA/EOE. Position contingent on funding.
  • Also posted at Generalist 2014
  • short listed candidates are already contacted by the department to ensure thier interest.
  • Has anyone heard from ETSU after being notified about the shortlist?

Emory University - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Post-Doctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - AWARD MADEEdit

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 FCHI Fellows Program offers research opportunities to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others seriously interested in humanistic issues; research projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. We especially seek applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of Fellows and the work of the FCHI.

Post-Doctoral Fellows, who must have the Ph.D. in hand before the submission of their applications, are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship.

Besides being an active member of the Center’s intellectual agenda through the academic year, Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar on a subject of their choice during the spring of the fellowship year. Stipends of $40,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows, along with a research budget of $2,000, shared office space in the Center, and library access.

  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 15, 2014; awards will be announced in mid-April 2014. Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu, on the web at http://www.chi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Must have PhD IN HAND before submission of the application
  • Confirmed receipt of application on 1/16 - x4  (Anyone else receive a confirmation?)
  • Does anyone know if they have announced these yet? Is it possible they're behind schedule due to Bill Fox's passing last week? (4/19)
  • I haven't heard anything. I've been assuming that they're busy due to Fox's passing as well. (4/22)
  • I received a rejection email on 4/17 saying the committee had met the week before to consider applications
  • A friend was notified they got the Poetics postdoc last week. [posted 4/22]
  • Anybody who have gotten neither rejection nor award? Any news to this situation? (4/25)
  • I received a rejection letter via email 4/24 (4/29). They must be sending them in batches. Congrats to those who received the fellowship!
  • I recieved a reply that they will notify me in two weeks(4/29); received a rejection email(5/2)

Emory University - Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2013) - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Emory University announces the Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral position (with potential of becoming a three-year position) for an outstanding scholar of applied behavioral social science. This career development fellowship in teaching and research is intended as a stepping-stone to attain a permanent position elsewhere. We seek a specialist in sustainability-related behavior change—individual or organizational—with expertise in social, cultural, economic, and psychological factors affecting sustainability-related behavior. Applicants must have the PhD in hand by January 1, 2014, a strong research record, and a commitment to quality teaching. Fellows will teach two courses per semester, including student opportunities for on-campus research and community-engaged learning. The appointment offers a competitive salary and a yearly allowance of $1000 for research/travel.

  • Please send vita, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and sustainability-related experience, with names and contact information for three referees to: Dr. Peggy Barlett, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, using this address: sustfellowsearch@emory.edu (electronic submission preferred). Application review will begin October 1, 2013 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Emory University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Interviewed on 11/11, decision to be made this week

Emory University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Institute of African Studies, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013)  - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Emory University is accepting applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship, renewable up to three years, in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies, beginning in the Fall of 2014. We are looking for an innovative, interdisciplinary scholar and dynamic teacher who has expertise in Africa, transnational feminism, and gender and/or sexuality (disciplinary field open). Applicants should have received their Ph.D. within the past three years.

The fellow will be located in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) with a joint affiliation to Emory’s Institute of African Studies (IAS), and will be expected to participate in the activities of both WGSS and IAS. The fellow will offer four courses yearly (equally divided between WGSS and IAS); one course may be at the graduate level.

  • Please submit a CV and a letter detailing research and teaching interests, including proposed courses. Letters of recommendation should not be sent now; they will be requested at a later date. Send all materials (and enquiries) to Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 550 Asbury Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, or by email to wgss@emory.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2013. Emory is an AA/EOE institution committed to diversity.
  • Asked to submit more materials (11/14) x6
  • Rejection email (12/13) no material requested.
  • Interview requested (12/13) x2
  • Received email saying that they will inform us about campus visits in late Feb.
  • Campus visit scheduled for late Feb.

European University Institute (Florence, Italy) - Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies (Deadline: 25 October 2013) - OFFERS ACCEPTED Edit

  • The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence.
  • The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. Two year fellowships involve additional academic activities in the EUI departments, such as limited graduate teaching. The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.
  • Eligibility: Candidates who have received their Ph.D. or officially been accepted for defense by the time of the start of the programme (1 September). Candidates are eligible during the five-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. For example, to apply for 2014/2015 you should have received or submitted your Ph.D. betweeen 1/9/2009 and 1/9/2014 and the Ph.D. defense should take place no later than 31/12/2014. Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave, illness or mandatory military service. Cite circumstances in the application in the field 'Additional Notes'. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents. EUI graduates can only apply for Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending their Ph.D. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.
  • Application: CV with a list of publications in PDF and a research and academic career statement briefly explaining your career ambitions and research plans (1-3 pages) in PDF. The statement should include a summary of research contributions and interests, academic career plans, fields of specialization, and teaching experience. A detailed research and academic plan is not required but, if possible, a reference should be made to how a Max Weber Fellowship can contribute to achieve your career goals. Two confidential letters of reference must be sent using the online form directly by the referees.
  • The deadline is October 25, 2013.
  • Any news yet? It shoud be soon according to the last statements.
  • They do say by the end of January at the latest though - maybe they are giving themselves some more time this year? I have no news as yet.
  • 1277 applications this year...
  • The rejection emails were sent the 12/19 in 2011 and the 12/16 in 2010. It should be real soon. (12/13)
  • 12/13 rejection email
  • "we received 1227 applications for 43 fellowships available." The email also said they were keeping me on the "reserve list" in case anyone declines the fellowship, but I'm guessing that's just softening language that they put in every rejection.
  • How many received this message?
  • If we haven't heard yet, is that an implicit rejection? In past years it looks like offers have been sent before rejections.
  • I haven't heard anything either. is it a rejection? I have a feeling that it is. 
  • I wonder if they maybe changed the system - to reject in stages, as the candidate pool is gradually narrowed down? they do advertise end of January as the cut off point for outcomes? - but this is just a guess (wishfull-thinking induced)
  • I hope so. But if they talk about '43 fellowships' and 'reserve list,' I really doubt that. 
  • The confirmation letter does talk about a departmental selection meeting and a final selection meeting. The next question -- has anyone gotten an offer?
  • I suppose there are three ways to interpret this: 1.) The email rejection that mentions a "reserve list" went out to a few people who didn't make the final cut but who are being held in reserve. Everyone else can expect either and acceptance or a flat rejection before long. 2.) The email rejection that mentions a "reserve list" is just trying to be nice, but it's the real rejection, and everyone who hasn't heard can expect an acceptance or a wait-list notification. 3.) With 1227 applicants it simply takes awhile to send rejections, and they're doing it in batches.
  • I'd like to take option #2, please. Thanks!
  • Also got rejection + reserve list on 12/13. I have a friend who got the confirmation of acceptance some years ago in the beginning of december and had about a month to reply if he accepts the offer. My feeling is that they first send the letters of acceptance in early december, then rejection + reserve, then rejections simply because there are so many applications. I don't think the rejection + reserve letters are just being polite because they mention they would inform us of the final results by mid January, so why would they give themselves more work just for the sake of politeness? Plus, I've got letters of rejection before and they were pretty straightforward. Of course, the chance of someone say "No, I don't really want to go to Florence" is small so I'm likely looking at two rejections: one in december and a second one in Jan.
  • In the meantime, we're waiting for someone to post a confirmation that they've received a letter of acceptance--or else waiting a bit longer for a big wave of rejections?
  • Rejection email (12/17) x5
  • 12/17 rejection includes no mention of reserve list. Congratulations 12/13 rejectees! (I'm serious...)
  • Re: people rejecting the postdoc - some people may reject the Florence position if they scored a full time TT position or have something else lined up closer to home.
  • And with 43 fellowships being offered, it's almost a sure bet that a handful will decline.
  • Has anyone gotten an acceptance?? 
  • Anyone get an acceptance yet?? With 43 fellowships being offered, surely one of those people is on the Wiki!
  • I was an alternate for this, and they emailed today to tell me that all offers had been made and accepted. Darn all those people who didn't turn down a year in Florence! [posted 2/14]
  • I was an alternate for this too, I also got an email to tell me offers have been made, but on 2/21 I received another email with an offer!!! So hang in there. It looks like some people are getting answers about tenure track jobs at this time. At least that's what I think happened with the spot i got.

Georgetown University - Mellon Postdoc, Sawyer Seminar - “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies” (Deadline: 31 Dec. 2013) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

  • Applications are invited for a one-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History). Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community. Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area.
  • The goals of the seminar are to provide an interdisciplinary and interregional platform in order to investigate the invention and development of the concept of the Silk Road as well as its on-going impact, its potential and limitations for framing fields of academic inquiry, and even its role in policy-making. By inviting the participation of scholars representing research specializations ranging from ancient and modern history, art history, religious studies, literature, musicology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as foreign policy academics and practitioners in an interrogation and exploration of the notion of the Silk Road, the seminar will furthermore address the challenges of seeing beyond the chronological, regional, linguistic, and disciplinary compartmentalization of specialists in order to better understand the workings of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road as a broader phenomenon.
  • For further information about the seminar, please visit http://silkroadseminar.georgetown.edu.
  • Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in the Silk Road, CV, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3277. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Questions regarding the postdoctoral position should be directed to Yelizaveta Raykhlina atsilkroadseminar@georgetown.edu .
  • The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013, and the successful applicant will be notified by mid-April 2014.
  • A friend has been contacted for a skype interview [posted 3/5]
  • any updates here (posted April 22, 2014)?

Georgia Tech - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy (Deadline 01 Feb. 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs in English, literature, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment, Instructor rank, and full faculty benefits. Writing and Communication Program courses emphasize multimodal communication, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives on a technological world. Fellows teach multimodal composition, technical communication, and design courses with common outcomes but informed by their own research interests. Fellows participate in professional development as well as service. Candidates who express an interest in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine work in the program’s communication center with a 2/2 teaching assignment.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Writing and Communication Program is especially interested in considering applications from minority candidates.

For more information about the Writing and Communication Program, see http://www.lmc.gatech.edu/writingcomm/. For more information about the Brittain Fellowship, see http://techstyle.lmc.gatech.edu/. To review the application process, see http://www.lmc.gatech.edu/writingcomm/brittain/application.php

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu in a PDF format. Only digital applications will be reviewed. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2014, and continues until all positions are filled, though earlier applications receive more consideration.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2014
  • Skype Interview requested (3/18)
  • 3/18 email: "please be patient -- and don't take not hearing from us yet as a negative sign about the status of your application.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this since March?
  • I heard that my application is still open but that they cannot make me an offer. (5/2) Apparently they have a number of slots to fill, but they aren't entirely sure about who will be renewing for next year and who will be leaving. So it is a long process for them.
    • Did you have an interview already,?

Grinnell College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies (Deadline: 15 June 2014)Edit

Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin in August 2014. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. in 2011 or later in Peace Studies, Conflict Analysis/Resolution, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or Religious Studies. The Fellowship includes a full-time salary, benefits, and support for research and travel. The grant which funds this position requires that candidates be United States citizens. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The Colleges curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major.

The annual teaching load for the Fellow is two courses per year (one per semester) and will include one regularly offered course in the Anthropology, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology Department curriculum. Possible teaching areas include Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Analysis, and other courses in the regular curriculum of the Anthropology, Religious Studies, Political Science, or Sociology Departments. The Fellow also will be expected to share his or her research with the Grinnell community, to be an active member of the Peace and Conflict Studies advisory committee, and to be a contributing member of the Anthropology, Religious Studies, Political Science, or Sociology faculty. Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses the particular features of regional/historical conflict and the general intellectual frameworks developed to explain and analyze such conflicts from a field-based perspective.

  • In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity—of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives—as one of its core values. The committee will begin screening applications June 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu . Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), syllabi for an Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course or a conflict analysis course, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this position should be directed to the search chair, Professor Brigittine French, at PSPsearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4343.
  • Has anyone heard anything? Nothing here as of now (7/5/2014). I know it's early but the job start date is Aug. 2014!
  • Nothing yet (7/31/2014)

Harvard Academy Scholars Program, 2014-2015 - (Deadline: 1 Oct 2013) - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions. Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than 3 years at the time of application are ineligible.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

  • Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $65,000, and pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. Applications for the 2014-2015 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 1, 2013. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 5. Notification of Scholarships will be made in January, 2014. For complete information on how to apply visit: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/.
  • Acknowledgment of materials 10/18 X3
  • Received email notification that I am among 35 semi-finalists of 509 total applications. 11/1
  • I didn't receive either a rejection email or an email regarding semi-final status - anyone in the same boat? What does this mean? 11/2.
  • You, me and 450+ other candidates will get our rejection emails when they get round to it. That's what this wiki is for, knowing what is going on with the job search instead of waiting around for the rejection email. 11/2
  • Received rejection email 11/12 (x5)

Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships) - (Deadline: 16 Aug 2013) - INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

  • The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2014 is Friday, August 16, 2013. 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.
  • Full information on Nomination Procedure here: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Esocfell/nominations.html
  • Can anyone explain to me what exactly is the deadline for nominations? Postmarked August 16th 2013?
  • A: Yes, that is the deadline stated above and at the link. Not sure what else needs to be explained, but maybe someone who has gone through the process of this fellowship before will weigh in.
  • That is the deadline that your professor (or nominating party) needs to send in a letter nominating you for the Society. After that, you will be contacted around early September to give you a personal deadline for your application materials.
  • Materials requested 8/20 (deadline 9/10), 8/21. (x2)
  • Anyone hear about an interview yet?
  • One of my referees has her deadline as the 17th of September. So I don't think we should hear anything sometime soon. 
  • Any news?
  • Interviews began Sep. 17. They are rolling and invites will continue to go out until the last interview slots (beginning of December) are filled.
  • Just received a call that I got an interview (10/14). My deadline was about the earliest possible (8/31), so I'm not sure whether they're working through the applications in strict order. There's still hope!
  • Received a call about an interview in December. [posted 10/29]
  • When were your materials due? Also, what broad field (i.e., humanities, soc sciences, etc.) and type of institution (R1, public) are you?
  • Do we think they will notify the lucky 12 in one week? Sunday or Monday?
  • I think the 'official' deadline is the 15th of December. Having said that a friend of mine was notified on the 12th last year.  
  • I heard they are deciding this weekend.
  • Did anyone receive a call this evening -- Sun., Dec. 9? Seems as though calls have gone out either the Sunday evening or the following Monday in the past.
  • Any news? 
  • The suspense is killing me. It's somewhat comforting to recall that it is more or less a crapshoot at this point. Good luck, everyone!
  • Is it next week? Or did the phone calls happen to go out only to those who don't check this page?
  • Got a rejection via email (12/10).
  • Sorry about this news... are you overseas, by chance? Surprised they emailed.
  • Yes I am. I guess that is why they emailed it.
  • Rejection via snail mail (12/10) - Good luck to everyone still waiting.
  • Rejection via hard mail here, too (12/10). Best of luck to all! (x3) 

Harvard University, Environmental Fellows Program (Deadline: 15 January 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.

The award: The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $60,000 plus health insurance, a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment awarded four fellowships in 2013, and expects to award approximately the same amount this year. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicant’s prior academic and professional success and his or her potential contribution to scholarship or practice
  • Project significance: the potential impact of the research project on scholarship at Harvard and on environmental problems
  • Diversity: The selection committee will select a group of fellows in 2014 who will complement those selected the previous year, creating a group of approximately 10 men and women with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and a diverse set of academic interests and skills. The ideal group would include fellows working with host faculty members at every one of Harvard’s professional schools and many of the departments overseen by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Recipients—and hosts—may include people with degrees in the sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities. Their research topics will be equally varied.
  • Interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged, although this is not a requirement for the fellowship. Candidates with interests in a single discipline are encouraged to apply.
  • Host’s commitment: the host faculty member’s enthusiasm for the proposed project and fellow, the host’s ability to mentor the fellow, and his or her ability to provide office space and a productive work environment.

Requirements:

  • Candidates for 2014 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2010 and August 2014. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2014.)
  • Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
  • Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship.
  • Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Center strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.
  • Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.
  • Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
  • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess.

Applications:

1. Please complete the online application form (available at http://environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows/application) and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs:

a) curriculum vitae including list of publications;
b) detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately;
c) up to three publications/writing samples

2. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.

3. A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and any financial commitments.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2014.
  • rejection email [2/28]

Harvard University - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship (Seminar Topic: "War") - (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - AWARDS MADEEdit

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Centers new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of violence/non-violence. The call to arms and the politics of non-violent resistance are often represented as polarities. There are, however, many gray areas that define the dialectical relationship between violence and non-violence. The university-wide seminar, in which the postdoctoral fellows will play a central role, will explore a different dimension of the interrelationship between violence/non-violence—as disciplinary formation, historical event, ideological or ethical discourse—in each of the next three years. In 2014-15, the seminar will focus on war.

The aims of the seminar are twofold:

To study violence/non-violence in a comparative global context to advance our knowledge of their complex relationship—its distinctions and dependencies. We will explore a range of genres of conflict with a view to understanding the role played by violent and non-violent engagements in different historical, cultural, and political contexts.
To provide an occasion for a pedagogical inquiry into the construction of knowledges of violence/non-violence relative to the scholarly disciplines—to consider the double movement by which disciplines are both compelled to conserve their authority and impelled by historical and institutional change to open up to emergent, interdisciplinary forms of knowledge.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with war in relation to some of the following issues: legitimacy; consent; boundaries and borders; the antagonistic everyday; rhetoric and imagery; security, territoriality, and sovereignty; duration and temporality; space and scale; narratives of resistance and witnessing; death, memory, and memorialization; just wars and asymmetrical warfare; humanitarian interventions; institutions and legal instruments of international civil society; and the technologies of warfare.

In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

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.

  • NOTE: "$35 application fee"
  • Question: Does anyone know if this postdoc is renewable for a second or third year? 
  • Reply: I don't think it is. 
  • Question: Does anyone know how many fellowship positions are available?
  • Reply: based on their website they seem to take 4 people per year (plus Volkswagen Scholars)
  • Question: Does anyone know when they are likely to announce results of selection for this postodc? 
  • Reply: In past years that have informed in late Feb / early March
  • Question: Is this the first year that there is a focused theme for the seminar?
  • Reply: Yes, this is the first year that there is a focused theme
  • Any news anyone? 
  • Announcements are not usually made until March.
  • I emailed the centre- decissions won't be made till mid-March this year
  • Any news as of yet?
  • nothing yet. end of the week/next week maybe? 
  • I am guessing this week, since next week is Spring Break and when I emailed in mid February they said "early March"
  • I guess that might mean rejections could be sent after the break, even if offers were to be made this week. 
  • i heard they voted late last week. Have been assuming no news is bad news but perhaps not, as in past years rejections have followed offers rather quickly. [posted March 12]
  • still nothing? maybe they haven't voted as yet (wishful thinking...). 
  • My check was finally cashed yesterday! (Which means nothing.) (3/18)
  • Rejection email received (3/18) (x4) - No note of number of applications. 5 fellowships were awarded.

Harvard University - Postdoc in Global American Studies - (Deadline: 18 Nov 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Harvard’s Charles Warren Center announces the second year of its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc, distinct from our long-standing faculty fellowship, seeks applications for a second cohort of two. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second.

We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent. Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall), to participate in a related conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.

The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2014, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We seek applications which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. The Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community. Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $51,000 in 2013-14); the postdoc includes benefits.

  • None here. (1/29)
  • Nope. I imagine this means either that the "no" notices go out at a separate time than the acceptances or that there isn't a decision yet. (1/30).
  • News anyone? (2/4)
  • None here - any ideas about whether the news will come by email or snail mail? (2/4)
    • Last year the director sent out rejection emails in mid Feb (2/13)
  • Sorry, no idea. (2/10)
  • Called today, notification of awards will go out late next week (2/13)
    • thank you for reporting back! you are a good citizen of the Wiki! (2/14)
  • Received rejection email this morning (2/18) x3 {email noted over 300 applicants}
  • Anyone not receive a rejection email or an offer? (2/22)

Harvard University - Preceptors in Expository Writing for SPRING 2014 (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Harvard College Writing Program at Harvard University has an immediate need for several preceptors to teach in Spring 2014. Each preceptor develops a writing course on an academic topic, and teaches one or two sections per semester of fifteen students per section. Salary and benefits are competitive. Contracts begin on January 1, 2014, and are for spring semester only; candidates for spring-only hiring are eligible to apply for a multi-year appointment that begins on July 1, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with MFAs or with Ph.D.s in academic disciplines that are taught at Harvard College; who have college teaching experience; and who demonstrate a lively interest in issues of writing pedagogy.

  • Not sure. They sent a request for more materials (student evals, rec letters); those were due on Nov. 4.
  • Same here. Materials requested, but no word yet about whether I'll be invited for an interview.
  • Interview scheduled by email 11/15.
  • Position offered (x2).
  • Just for my own masochism, I'm curious if the person who was offered the position was also the only one interviewed? If they flew that person out to Boston, my guess is they were pretty sure that was the person they wanted to hire and just needed to confirm it (I don't think they have the budget to fly out 3 people to interview for a job starting less than a month later...)
  • I was interviewed and I am local; it's likely that many of the other candidates were, too. 

Harvard University - Preceptors in Expository Writing for AY 2014-15 (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Harvard College Writing Program at Harvard University hires several preceptors each year from a variety of disciplines. Each preceptor develops a writing course on an academic topic, and teaches up to two sections per semester of fifteen students per section. Salary and benefits are competitive. Appointments begin on July 1, 2014. Preceptors are eligible for multi-year contracts. Preference will be given to candidates who hold Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in fields that are taught at Harvard College, or to candidates who hold MFAs; who have college teaching experience; and who demonstrate a lively interest in issues of writing pedagogy.

For information on the application process and requirements, please click on the Writing Program's dedicated page: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5123

  • Applications are due January 6, 2014. Only applications submitted online to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5123 will be accepted. You can learn more about the Program at http://writingprogram.fas.harvard.edu
  • Request for student evaluations and recommendations 1/31/14 (x 3)
  • Any more news on this? None here (x 4) even though recs and evals were due 2/14
  • Are we to conclude that those with interviews aren't on the wiki? If anyone knows anything, please update!
  • Judging by the hiring process in past years, it seems that interviews were scheduled in late March and offers/rejections went out in late April/early May.  So theoretically any day now we could hear about interviews and we shouldn't assume too much.  Because the position is renewable, they are likely waiting to see how many of their current preceptors will be continuing next year so that they know how many positions they are hiring for and what kind of gaps in their curriculum they are looking to fill.  If those current preceptors are waiting to hear on their own applications to other positions, we could be in for a bit of a wait.  Someone can take the bull by the horns and contact Jay in the College Writing Program for an update. 
  • Interview scheduled (via email on 3/19)
  • any news?
  • rejection letter received on 6/20/14

Haverford College - Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: 13 January 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2014. We seek scholars interested in discourses of time, revision and reconciliation. Area of specialization is open, but might include philosophy, history, political science, anthropology, literature, history of art, music, sociology and cultural studies, among other possibilities. Scholars with broad historical and interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a yearlong faculty seminar led by Assistant Professor Jill Stauffer (Philosophy/Peace, Justice and Human Rights) entitled “Revision/How Time Passes.” The topic orbits around discourses of justice and reconciliation. A main aim of those fields is to create a present moment that redresses a past in order to open up a future not entirely determined by past harms. That is in itself a will to revision: to make a traumatic past manageable one may need to learn how to, as Nietzsche called it, "will backwards." Questions such as these can be pursued in practical terms (what kinds of institutions and procedures succeed in being revisionary?) and in more philosophical ones (what kind of being is a human being such that revision—of self, of the past and present—is possible?). Reconciliation will be an orienting theme of the seminar, but time will be its larger focus, with the content of reading and conversation determined at least in part by the interests of the seminar's participants—to see how a conversation about time in its various aspects might open up new possibilities. (View a detailed description). In the second year, the Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to his or her field funded by the Hurford Center.

During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Fellow will teach one course at the introductory/intermediate or advanced level. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one for a broad-based introductory course, the other for a more specialized or advanced course. The successful candidate will demonstrate readiness to teach a diverse student body.

  • Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2009 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 13, 2014 are eligible. Applicants should use Interfolio to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two course proposals and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Materials may also be submitted to Kerry Nelson via email (knelson@haverford.edu) or regular mail: Kerry Nelson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Search, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
  • Invited for campus interview (1/27)

Haverford College - Writing Fellows (Deadline: 21 April, 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Haverford College will hire two Writing Fellows for the College Writing Program in academic year 2014-15.  We solicit applications in different fields and disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.  We are particularly interested in postdoctoral candidates who bring expertise in public speaking and oral communication; writing as social practice; science writing; or digital writing, etc., and who are prepared to teach a diverse student body. Our first year seminars, however, are focused upon the academic essay and candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching this kind of writing specifically. Fellows will teach four first year writing seminars, two in each semester, and have limited additional responsibilities in the program, largely developing different kinds of writing workshops.  Successful candidates will infuse the seminars with fresh intellectual energy that reflects current scholarship in the field. The fellowship is for one year, renewable for up to three years (inclusive); the salary is competitive and includes benefits. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment or ABD with plans to defend by the conclusion of the first year of the appointment. The successful applicant will have held the degree for no more than six years.  Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

  • Please send a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample via Interfolio by April 21, 2014, or via Carol Henry, search secretary, at chenry@haverford.edu.
  • Has anyone received an offer? (5/21)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 16 Oct. 2013) - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2014-2017

The fellowship is intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.

Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees recently, no earlier than October 2009. Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by October 16, 2013. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by April 1, 2014. Shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited for an interview and lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

  • Online application only, via the Humanities section of Hebrew University's Scholarship System. Application deadline: October 16, 2013. Additional information on the Scholion Website: http://www.scholion.huji.ac.il/en
  • Notification sent on November 3 of semi-finalist status X2

ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry - Post-doctoral Fellowships, Core Project Errans (Deadline: 12 Jan. 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • The ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry announces ten post-doctoral fellowships within the core project Errans. Recognizing that a critique of the ideals of productivity, success, goal-orientation, and determination is necessarily paradoxical, the ICI Core Project Errans takes the shifting meanings of erring as a starting point to explore the critical potentials and risks of embracing error, randomness, failure, and non-teleological temporalities. The inquiry is intended to reach across different disciplines and discourses, relating not only to the knowledge of life, diaspora, or arts of failing, but also, for instance, to aesthetics, theories of play and games, or random-walk models in (finance) mathematics.
  • The ICI Berlin invites scholars from all disciplines to engage in a joint exploration of Errans. We especially welcome applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in scholarly research. The committed exchange between fellows is a central aim of the Institute.
  • Applicants should be interested in a theoretical reflection upon the conceptual and intellectual basis of their projects and in discussing it with fellows from other disciplines. In particular, fellows will be expected to participate in the weekly colloquia, bi-weekly informal meetings, and other activities of the Institute, to contribute to a common publication, and to be resident in Berlin for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The fellowships announced are for the academic years 2014-16 (15 September 2014 – 15 July 2016). There is no age limit, but applicants should have obtained their PhD within ten years of the date of appointment or have fulfilled all requirements for receiving their PhD by 1 July 2014. Stipends range from EUR 1700 to 1900 per month.
  • Interested applicants should read the full project description, consult the application instructions and send their application by e-mail only to the address indicated there.
  • Application deadline: 12 January 2014.
  • Application email: application(at)ici-berlin.org.
  • email received acknowledging application.  1/14/14
  • any further news? 3/4/14   -> nothing here.
  • I suspect we won't hear back until mid-April.  I think the call said something about responding within 3 months of submission.
  • rejection email. 3/12/14
  • Skype interview requested 3/14/14
  • Neither rejection nor skype interview request received, anyone else? 3/20/14
  • Has anybody heard anything? (4/25/14)

Indiana University - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 30 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON RACE AND ETHNICITY IN SOCIETY (CRRES) POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including African American and African, Diaspora Studies, American Studies (includes Native American Studies), Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. 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 in the United States using 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 U.S. coverage of: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race, ethnicity, and religion; (3) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (4) racial attitudes; (5) minorities and social movements; and (6) social inequality. We welcome cross- national research as long as there is a comparison with U.S. groups, with a substantial focus on the American experience. 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, 2014 through May 31, 2016, 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 2012 or 2013 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/617 . All applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2014. Candidates should be prepared to 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. 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. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed 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, IN47405 or pjackson@indiana.edu.

  • Applications received by January 30, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.
  • Any word on this one? Thank! (2-27)
  • Any news at all? (5/5)
  • Has anyone been contacted for this fellowship? Any news??? (5/27)
  • not at all. (6/2)

Indiana Wesleyan University - John Wesley Honors College, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Indiana Wesleyan University's John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the humanities and social sciences. Scholars wishing to explore their academic vocation within the context of an intensive Christian liberal learning community are encouraged to apply. Fellows receive two-year appointments in the JWHC with the possibility of re-appointment for a third year.
  • The Fellowship is open to scholars from any field in the humanities and social sciences. In light of curricular needs, special consideration will be given to candidates specializing in literature, fine arts, and theology. Candidates for the 2014-2016 Fellowship must have received, or will receive, their PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) between January 1, 2011 and August 20, 2014. JWHC Postdoc Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of their appointments.
  • Application Procedure: Please note that the application page will expire 60 minutes after it is opened. We encourage you to review the application, gather the appropriate information and formulate responses to questions before reopening the application to submit your information. Please have the following documents accessible to attach and/or reference: 1. Résumé/curriculum vitae 2. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional and three personal references 3. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • The application deadline for the 2014-2016 JWHC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships is Monday, January 15, 2014. For more information on the fellowships, including the application process, go to: http://www.indwes.edu/Academics/JWHC/Postdoctoral-Fellowships-4294966653/

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) - Post-doctoral Fellow Multidisciplinary Research (Deadline: 31 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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.

In 2014, in addition to our open postdoctoral recruitment, we shall also be recruiting according to one or more multidisciplinary themes. These reflect areas in which there are existing research strengths at IAST, and in which we expect to do significant further work in the future. Applications are welcome from candidates having or expecting to obtain a Ph.D. in any discipline. So far the following themes have been selected for 2014:

Cooperation and conflict in families
Human motivation: ultimate and proximate causes
The Legacy of History: Institutions, Demographics, and Long-Run Development

Please indicate in your cover letter if you apply for our open postdoc recruitment or for one of these specific themes.

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 2012 and before September 2014. The IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers.

Conditions: Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a salary for two years, renewable for a third year.

Any news (2/27)?

  • None here yet. (2/27) Anyone else?
  • Nope. Though looking at last year's wiki, rejections weren't sent out until mid-March.
  • Rejection via email 2/28. (x2)

Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 1 February 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Israel Institute awards post-doctoral fellowships to highly qualified candidates in order to foster the growth of the next generation of elite Israel Studies faculty. The fellowships are for up to two years, and include a stipend of $48,000 per year with an annual $3,000 research and travel budget. The Institute is seeking recent Ph.D.s who are working on an Israel-focused topic and who are developing courses on modern Israel. Israel presents a rich field for a variety of different social science and humanities topics, and the Institute supports promising scholars who can teach about Israel effectively while also advancing an innovative research agenda. The Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional candidates to revise their dissertations into books and advance their academic careers while gaining necessary teaching experience. Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to teach one class each semester. In the rare circumstances when teaching is not possible, Fellows are expected to perform an equivalent academic service, i.e. plan a conference, organize a seminar series, etc.

Johns Hopkins University - Lecturer in Expository Writing (Deadline: 24 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Johns Hopkins University - Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities (Religious Culture and the Arts) - (Deadline: 14 Nov 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876.

Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $57,000 with an additional $2,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $2,500 are also provided. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.

Humanities departments and an interdisciplinary committee of Krieger School faculty members will review applications and select fellows for 2014-15. Fellows will be selected based primarily on applicants’ scholarship and promise, as well as their abilities to fill research and teaching needs within the university’s humanities departments.

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields: History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2009 and no later than June 30, 2014.

  • NOTE fellowship focus: "Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Mellon Fellowship Program on “Religious Culture and the Arts” is designed to explore, test and refine our understanding of the relationship between religious culture and the production of the arts, whether in literature, drama, music or the visual arts. We are seeking applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships among those whose work addresses the conceptual, philosophical, aesthetic and practical aspects of artistic endeavor in relation to the underlying religious cultures that guide such artistic activity." (Religious Studies, however, is not included as one of the eligible areas. --> However, note that the FAQ says, "Q: Must my degree be in one of the disciplines listed? Your degree should be in one of the areas specified, however, you may still apply and the selection committee will make the determination.")
  • A complete application will contain the following: a letter of interest, (3) letters of recommendation, full curriculum vitae, and an academic statement which includes teaching proposals. To apply, click here: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21896
  • The deadline to submit applications is November 14, 2013. Incomplete applications are not considered for the fellowship. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is received in full. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Acting/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit http://www.jhu.edu/ksas for more information.
  • note: make sure you submit the application through Interfolio by 5pm, otherwise they won't put it into JHU's account until tomorrow.
  • ​Just as a note for posterity, I submitted at 11 PM last night and got an email from Johns Hopkins saying I had "successfully" applied. In other words, it doesn't seem like 5 PM was any sort of deadline for the Interfolio system. [posted 11/15]
  • Submission notification email says, "You will be notified of the committee's decision by mid to late December should you be selected for this fellowship." Seems like a pretty quick turnaround. [posted 11/18]--Fellowship coordinator says the results will not be available until March.  (Dec 20)
  • Any word yet? Also, does anyone know the start date of this award? Is it Fall 2014 or sooner? Thanks (12/17)--Award commences on July 1, 2014 (no word yet).
  • The coordinator sent me an email on Dec 30 saying the results will be sent in a month or so, which I guess means by the end of January or early February.
  • Has anyone heard anything? Seems to be about that time... (1/28)
  • Nada...Honestly, I'm actually coming to appreciate rejections, as they at least alleviate some of the anticipation and mind-numbing tedium of the job-search. 1/30
  • I wrote and the coordinator told me the results would be announced mid-March.... (2/17)
  • I wish this wiki had a "like" button.
  • Has anyone heard a word from JHU? News is so scarce I nearly forgot I had applied.
  • Nothing yet.
  • Check out the wiki for this postdoc from two years ago. We may be in for a long haul. (2/20)
    • Makes one wonder why they set the deadline so early.
    • If the pattern from the older wiki follows it looks like the notify the winners a couple of weeks earlier than everyone else. From this stage on I guess we should we assume that no news is likely bad news. Does anyone know if they conduct interviews or otherwise further vet the finalists? That would explain the long delay. Otherwise it does seems odd to have the application deadline so early.
    • No idea about a vetting process. But yes, my sense is that this ship has sailed.
    • I emailed the coordinator and got a response that the notifications will be sent out in a couple weeks. (2/27)
    • Thanks for sharing! Does this mean that winners have not yet been informed?
    • She didn't specify. In years past, it seems that if applicants emailed about their status and they were out of the running the fellowship coordinator would tell them. Hoping that's still the case!
    • Just wanted to wish everyone good luck with this postdoc as well as with their job search!  
  • It's getting close to mid-March, anyone heard any news yet?
  • I was told "within two weeks" (3/11)
  • Wow, they are shamefully slow. Astonishingly slow. Mitch McConnell vs. hare slow.
  • Just spoke with the administrator over the phone. She is hoping but unsure that we will hear something NEXT week. (3/20)
  • Official rejection email *finally* received.  388 applicants for 2 fellowships.  Blerg.
  • Nothing here (checked Spam box), though this may have been the period of time I was providing the wrong email address on my applications (it has been a long app season), 3/25
  • Might want to check your Interfolio deliveries. Mine says "rejected", though I have not received an email.
  • Rejection received via email, pool of 388 applicants. Good luck to everyone who is still in! (3/25)

Johns Hopkins University - Postdoctoral Fellow in 20th Century US Medicine - (Deadline 15 June 2014) Edit

  • The Department of the History of Medicine seeks applicants for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of 20th c. US medicine, with preference for candidates whose research interests include medical education, the modern hospital, and healthcare in an urban setting.  The fellow will work collaboratively with Prof. Stuart W. Leslie in researching a history of The Johns Hopkins University, including its medical institutions.  The fellow will have a postdoctoral appointment in the Institute of the History of Medicine, with a quarter time available for her or his own research.   
  • Start Date: 1 Sept. 2014
  • Candidates must have the PhD in hand.
  • Please send a full cv, a dissertation chapter or other writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references to: ecogan1@jhmi.edu
  • Deadline: 15 Jun. 2014

Kenyon College - Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of American Democracy (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College organizes conferences, lectures, and seminars with the goal of stimulating nonpartisan civic and political discourse. The center also provides teaching and research opportunities for faculty and students, and promotes student internships in Washington. In addition to a number of events on campus, the Center every other spring hosts a major conference on a fundamental topic of American democracy. The post-doctoral fellowship is a renewable position for up to a total of three (3) years.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be involved in the planning of the conference and other events, will work with the director editing a volume of papers coming out of the conference, will assist with program administration, and will teach one course each semester. The likely course to be taught is the introductory political science class Quest for Justice, which introduces students to politics by reading primary works drawn from multiple disciplines and raising fundamental political questions. Previous experience with hosting events will be seen as a plus, as will a familiarity with American politics and public policy.

Kenyon will provide a stipend of $50,000 plus health benefits. The College will also provide some allowance to cover research, travel to conferences, and professional expenses. The Fellow will be provided an office and a networked computer.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://employment.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vita; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

  • Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD (or be scheduled for completion of the PhD before the appointment begins) in Political Science, History, Sociology, American Studies or a related field from an accredited university.
  • Review of applications will begin November 2, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 1, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration.
  • > Anyone heard anything on this?
  • > Surely somebody has heard something. Anyone care to share any info?
  • > From the sec'y: "The search process...has been moving slower than we had planned.  The committee is working on a short list for interviewing but it hasn't been completed." Dec 13.
  • >in case anyone missed the email (looked like a mass email to all applicants) from 1/10: Unexpected circumstances delayed things, but they are reviewing materials and hope to be in touch in the coming weeks. 
  • It's been a month.  Anyone heard anything yet?
  • Email admin week of 3/24 to inquire about status.  Was informed that candidate has not be chosen, but that no futher information could be provided.
  • I assume that no one has heard anything yet?
  • Phone interviews underway [posted 4/29]

Kings College London (UK) - 3 Postdoctoral Research Associates (Deadline: 8 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three 54-month Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on the interdisciplinary project "Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diasporic Rhythm Cultures"
  • PhD must be in hand by application closing date.
  • "Successful applicants will: complete a monograph and/or an original performance piece; organise and contribute to interdisciplinary research on the project; participate in organising the project’s ‘moving group’ and public conversation series between academics and cultural producers; conduct fieldwork where relevant; and attend conferences. They will avail of the project’s resources for learning or improving languages, music, dance and percussive styles related to Afro-diasporic heritages. They will have opportunities for a limited amount of teaching in a relevant department of the College."
  • "Applications are encouraged from the fields of ethno/musicology, history, literary studies, dance studies and anthropology. At least one of these qualifications is essential: musicological training; familiarity with Afro-diasporic/ Latin American/ Angolan social dances; familiarity with related musical/ percussive forms. Fluency in some or any of these languages is essential: Portuguese; Spanish; French and/or any French Creole. Fluency in any of these languages would be an advantage: Dutch; Russian; Kimbundu; Bhojpuri; Papiamentu/Papiamento; Capeverdian Creole. Applicants may propose to work on any aspect of the project. Research plans involving the Portuguese and French-speaking worlds, connections between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and Cuba would be most welcome."
  • Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAE/908/13-DF. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at recruitmentteam6@kcl.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 8 Oct. 2013
  • Intend to interview late October.

Lafayette College (PA) - Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: review begins 20 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Lafayette College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to join an accomplished team of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) librarians and an active community of DH scholars. Under the auspices of the CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries, the Fellow’s work is part of a major initiative, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to develop a liberal arts college model for digital scholarship and teaching.

Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

• working with the Library’s Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department to formulate policies, manage projects, and develop training to support an expanded and sustainable DH program
• investigating and evaluating emerging tools and technologies related to DH research
• holding individual and group DH research training and informational sessions for faculty, staff, and students
• helping individual faculty members to develop and implement digital projects
• assisting faculty members with the integration of DH methodologies into existing and/or new academic courses.

The Fellow will collaborate with DSS librarians and with the faculty steering committee of the Mellon Digital Humanities Grant in allocating time and expertise to projects.

Qualifications:

Required:

• Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline after January 1, 2009, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2014.
• Experience in the use and application of one or more DH methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and transmitting scholarship.
• Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.
• Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Preferred:

• Demonstrated digital project management experience.
• Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.
• Programming experience.

Appointment Details: This is a two-year full-time position with benefits, including vacation days, sick leave, and health insurance. The successful candidate must attend a one- to two-week introductory seminar in July/August 2014. To assist with the Fellow’s professional development, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the College’s new faculty orientation and mentoring programs. Salary: $55,000. In addition, the Fellow will receive a research and travel fund.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit their online application to the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/acad). Review of applications will begin December 20, 2013.

About Lafayette College: Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with an enrollment of 2400 students. We are committed to creating a diverse community that is inclusive, responsive, and supportive of each member of the faculty, student body, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating and maintaining a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xwwdt9g

Lehigh University, Pre-/Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Africana Studies (Deadline: Jan. 14 2013) - SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

  • SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTED (2/4)

Leverhulme Trust - Research Fellowships (Deadline: 7 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Up to 90 Research Fellowships, lasting 3 months to two years, in any subject
  • To be eligible, applicants must be resident in the UK 'at the time of application
  • "Leverhulme Research Fellowships enable experienced researchers—whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers —to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £45,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships ...must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015."
  • For more details see the scheme webpage
  • Deadline: 4pm (GMT) 7 Nov. 2013.

London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Cities - Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society. We are now inviting applications for the fellowship in 2014/15.

The intellectual objective of the Mellon Fellowship programme is to mobilise an integrated mode of urban research that connects early and mid-career humanities scholars more closely to urban research and teaching at the heart of LSE Cities, and to open up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between the humanities and urbanism.

Spending nine months at LSE Cities, the Mellon Fellow will develop his/her own research in the context of the work on the urban environment carried out by the department. Selection will be made on the basis of original contributions to the field including interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and future cultures of the city – through writing, curating, public engagement or other narrative means.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Research position, "Kingship in Narrative, Memory, and History" (Deadline: 30 May 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

A position as research associate is now available in the “Kingship and Religion in Tibet,” research project, based at the Institute of Indology and Tibetology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. The project is sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The successful applicant will be part of a team including the director of the project, two postdoctoral researchers, two PhD students, and a visiting researcher from the Tibetan cultural area. The appointment is for a period of one year.

Expertise: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree or expertise, or be of ABD status. Their research should engage with issues of narrative, memory, and history, particularly in an early medieval context (7th to 12th centuries) and as it pertains to the construction or the reimagining of kingship. While the research project is focused on the Tibetan cultural area, it welcomes applicants whose work is relevant from a wider theoretical or areal (e.g. Central Eurasian, Southeast Asian, East Asian) context.

Duties: The successful candidate shall reside in Munich for the duration of the appointment, and shall contribute to the life of the institute and the profile of the research project. This may involve research visits to manuscript collections in Paris and London, giving papers at academic conferences, and visiting partner institutions in Asia. This will also entail organizing seminars and small conferences relevant to the topic of kingship in narrative, memory, and history. The successful applicant may also be asked to do a small amount of teaching on a topic related to his or her own research.

Salary: The successful applicant will receive an attractive salary in accordance with Grade 13 of the German “Tarifvertrag der Länder Grade 13” (TV/L-13) scale. In addition to the salary, the postdoc shall also be supported by the project‘s budget for research expenses, which will cover research visits to key archives, conference attendance, and research visits to Asia.

Applications: The position shall run from 1 Sep 2014 to 31 August 2015. Applications should include a short narrative text (approximately 2,000 words) introducing their work, proposed research plan during the fellowship, and one conference that the candidate would propose to organize. Enclosures should include a CV, list of publications, a short (less than 30 pages) sample of written work, and two letters of recommendation. All materials should be in English.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications from suitably qualified candidates with disabilities will receive favorable consideration.

  • Applications should arrive by 30 May 2014. Applicants should send three copies of each item to: Kingship and Religion in Tibet Search Committee c/o Dr. Brandon Dotson, Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 München 80539 Germany
  • Further materials, including a project outline, can be found at the research project's website . The advertisement is also posted here in German (LMU website), and here in English (project website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Application Process for the 2014-2016 Fellowships

The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries. Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

Terms of Appointment: The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music and Theater Arts. Applicants must designate one of the four academic units in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2014. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2015 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $61,500 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection: To be eligible for the position, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2011 and no later than July 1, 2014. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, please forward a Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office at your institution to confirm that you are expected to formally receive your degree by July 1, 2014. Applicants who have not formally received their degree by that date will not be considered. Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded only to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. Fellows will be announced in March 2014.

Application Materials

  • Letter describing the applicant's teaching and research experience, and presenting a brief proposal for a new research project to be completed during the term of the fellowship
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page description of an undergraduate class to be offered in Spring 2014
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office certifying that the applicant will formally receive a PhD diploma by July 1, 2014. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.
  • Online application will be available September 15, 2013.
  • Application due no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2014. Applications must be received at MIT by January 15, 2014. Late applications cannot be considered.

Anybody else having trouble getting their online upload request system to connect to Interfolio, or am I the only one?

UPDATE: It took about 16 hours, but my Interfolio requests eventually went through.
  • answered my own question by discovering the "FAQs" page. 
QUESTION: The description says that the cover letter should describe a "new" research project. Does that mean that turning the dissertation into a book is not a viable use of the fellowship?
  • To the lucky and certainly deserving folk(s) who get offered this (assuming I don't), if you could, please let us know so we can safely move on instead of waiting for rejections after the fact. Emailed contact because of another offer...but not sure I can wait this one out, which is hard...
  • (Wow, this request is couched in such disgustingly self-promotiing language. I'm sure everyone feels super sorry for you, what with you having an offer and all. Pull your head out.)
  • "Wow"? I wasn't going to respond, but had a change of heart. Self-congratulatory? Not at all, and I am very sorry to have come across that way. This has been a very trying, frustrating, and demoralizing (at times) process, and just because at this point I was lucky enough to get some sort of offer--a not so desirable one that has me feeling completely backed into a corner because the MO is that this world is so slim pickings and this might be my only shot--I am still hopeful for that one last MIT lotto ticket, which probably won't come in time (or at all really)...and hence to that corner I go. We're all on the same team. I do not intend to be self-promoting on an anonymous wiki, and really hope the best for all during this crazy proces...and again I apologize if my tone came off poorly, as it is probably reflective of my stressed and pressed state of mind that I think many of us are sharing at this point of the season. Please let's all be on the same team here. Cheers to all.
  • Just found out that there is no interview process involved in this position. You get the announcement on awards sometime from mid to late March.
  • (3/30) Heard recently that offers may not be made until as late as mid-April.
  • I heard through the grapevine of an English PhD who was awarded a MIT postdoc last week.  I presume it is this one. [posted 3/3]
  • I know for a fact the SHASS committee hasn't made any offers yet, so the English PhD must be something else. [posted 3/4]
  • Does anyone have a specific date for the announcement? I contacted the office about a week or two ago but did not receive a clear-cut timeline. They told me that the review was ongoing and we would know mid to late March. I am in the same position as the poster above. It is hard not being able to wait for this one...
  • (3/31) Offers have definitely not been made. They hope to notify candidates by mid-April, but there is no definite date. 
  • (4/7) Has anyone heard anything either way? Does it seem clear whether or not decisions will be made any time soon?
  • (4/10) Offer made
  • (4/11) Offers accepted. Approx. 400 applicants this year.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Two (2) Postdoctoral Fellowships 'Histories of Planning' (Deadline: 28 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (MPIWG), Department III Professor Dagmar Schäfer) announces

Two (2) Postdoctoral Fellowships for up to two years.

Starting date: 01 September 2014

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the agenda of Dept. III and the upcoming research project on: Histories of Planning

http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/DeptIII_SchaeferDagmar-HistoriesOfPlanning

Outstanding junior scholars with an interest of using the concept of planning to enhance the methodological apparatus of the History of Science and Technology and suitable experience in history of technology, economic history, STS, anthropology, archaeology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.

Candidates should have a doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2012 or later. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may, however, be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html).

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2,100 € and 2,500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1,468 € and 1,621 €, or E13 public pay scale (fellows from Germany).

Candidates of all nationalities are welcomed to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

  • Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a sample text, and the names of at least two (2) referees to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbbf/postdoc_2013_01.nsf/application
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Deadline for submission: 28 November 2013.
  • 1/14: did anyone hear anything on this? interviews were supposed to be this week..I heard nothing.. :(
  • 1/14: does anyone know if the MPIWG flies over international postdoc candidates for interviews in person, or if they hold them over Skype, etc.?
  • Rejection email (1/16)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Two (2) Postdoctoral Positions 'Art & Knowledge in Premodern Europe' (Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two post-doctoral positions (up to two years) available on Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré's project 'Art & Knowledge in Premodern Europe', to begin between 1 Jul and 1 Oct 2014
  • "Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology or a related field (art history, conservation science, technical art history, history of medicine) 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."
  • "Particularly welcome are research projects on ‘Early Modern Art Technologies and Materials’: see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/FGDupre_Art_Technology.However, research projects addressing the full scope of Max Planck Research Group dealing with the history of knowledge and art up to the eighteenth century (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750) will be considered. Research projects may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any of the visual and decorative arts. For short descriptions of the project, see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGdupre."
  • The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html). 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. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany, who may alternatively opt for a contract TVöD E13 in the German system).
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and at least one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter) to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/postdocdupre_2013_01.nsf/application
  • Please arrange to have two referees send signed scanned letters of recommendation to: officedupre@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de   or originals by snail mail to:  Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Max Planck Research Group Dupré, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin,  Germany
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014
  • Intend to interview 26 Mar.

McGill University - Postdoc in Shakespeare Studies (Deadline: 15 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Mellon Dance Studies 2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellows - (Deadline: 15 Dec 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

A consortium of three research universities—Brown, Northwestern, and Stanford—seeks to appoint Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Dance Studies for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows will be associated with humanities centers on each campus and will teach two undergraduate courses. In addition, fellows will attend intensive week-long seminars, held the summer before and after the fellowship year, devoted to strategies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from Ph.D.s in all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. no later than July 15, 2014 and no earlier than July 15, 2011. Campus placement and departmental affiliation will be determined by the Search Committee.

  • Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a sample syllabus for an introductory course in dance studies, and three letters of recommendation to Dance Studies Search Committee, Northwestern University, University Hall 215, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60208-2240. Electronic applications (in Word or pdf) may be emailed to project assistant Jennifer Britton (j-britton@northwestern.edu) with the subject line “Dance Studies Search.” AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.
  • Also posted at Theatre 2013-14
  • Anyone hear any news about this? (3/11)
  • Haven't heard any news yet...(3/17)

Microsoft Research New England - Social Media Collective Postdoc (Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a social media postdoctoral researcher (start date: 1 July, 2014). This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on anthropology, communication, media studies, sociology, and/or science and technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to complex socio-technical issues.
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013

Nanyang Technological University - CLASS Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 3 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the Academic Year 2014.

The successful candidates will be appointed as CLASS Postdoctoral Fellows and affiliated with one or more than one of the constituent schools of the College—namely, School of Art, Design, and Media, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

Applications are welcome for the following research themes:

Global Cities
Health, Culture and Society
Interdisciplinary Humanities

For more information on the themes, please refer to: http://cohass.ntu.edu.sg/Research/Pages/PostdoctoralFellowships2014.aspx

For each of the above themes, we are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise spans more than one of the following fields: Art, Design and Media, Art History, Art Theory, Broadcast and Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Chinese, Communication Research, Economics, English, History, Information Studies, Journalism and Publishing, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, Public and Promotional Communication, and Sociology.

Prerequisites: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree issued no more than 3 years prior to the time of application (i.e. the degree must have been obtained after Jan 1, 2011). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by August 2014.

Further Information: Successful candidates must begin their fellowships in July or August 2014. The postdoctoral fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. Appointed fellows may be required to assist in teaching up to the equivalent of one semester-based course per academic year.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. It offers attractive remuneration and benefits. For information about the University, please visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg. For information concerning the postdoctoral fellowships, please contact: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: Associate Dean (Research). Email: AD-HASS-RESEARCH@ntu.edu.sg

  • Applications: Please download the application form via: http://cohass.ntu.edu.sg/Research/Pages/PostdoctoralFellowships2014.aspx and submit it by Feb 3, 2014 (11:59pm Singapore Time).
  • Acknowledgement received by e-mail 2/13 (x3)
  • Acknowledgement received by e-mail 2/19 
  • Any updates here? I'm quite excited about this one.
  • Was told that shorlisted candidates would be notified for an interview in the beginning of March, so I assume things are nearly wrapped up now (3/31)
  • Rejection letter received (4/15)

National Maritime Museum (UK) - Caird Senior Research Fellowship- (Deadline: 28 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One year research fellowship
  • "The Caird Senior Research Fellowship is offered annually by the Trustees of the Museum to support high-quality research on the Museum’s collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history. The Museum’s collections of oil paintings, prints and drawings, manuscripts, charts and maps, ship models and antiquities have an international reputation and are particularly rich in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries."
  • "The fellowship is primarily but not exclusively intended to support study at a post-doctoral level and applications are particularly encouraged from scholars of any nationality who have recently submitted a PhD, or who expect to do so before the commencement of the fellowship."
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2013

National Maritime Museum (UK) - Sackler-Card Fellowship- (Deadline: 28 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two year research fellowship
  • The National Maritime Museum offers a major fellowship sponsored by the Sackler Foundation to fund research of significance and originality in any field of the Museum’s subjects and collections. The Fellowship is primarily intended to allow established researchers, already in post at an academic institution, to devote themselves to a sustained period of research lasting up to two years.
  • Proposals for interdisciplinary studies which place research on the collections in a broader context will be particularly welcome. The Museum is also keen to receive applications for fellowships that will both contribute to the development of the research centres and our gallery programme.
  • Applicants must be of post-doctoral status or equivalent and should be in post at a UK or overseas university. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the credentials and experience to complete their proposed programme of research.
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2013

New Europe College - International Fellowships (Deadline: 13 Jan. 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania announces the competition for fellowships for the academic year 2014-15. The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and economics.

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. title or be doctoral sutdents in an advanced stage of their research. Preference will be given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.
  • Duration of the fellowship: a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July).
  • The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 600 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.
  • The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.
  • Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications@nec.ro. Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC International Fellowship 2014-2015”. The deadline for the submission of applications is December 9, 2013 January 13, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration. We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 7 days after the deadline. The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection at the beginning of March 2014, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview via Skype, organized on April 3-5, 2014.
  • Any news? (3/11)
  • Skype interview invitation (3/13) x 2
  • I'm just wondering how other people's interviews went yesterday. I was one of the last people of the day and they were clearly exhausted... did anyone else get that too?
  • Has anyone heard anything since the skype interviews? 4/29
  • Nope. But they said "a month." 4/30
  • Offer received. 5/1

New York Historical Society and The New School Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program (Deadline: 3 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships. Offered jointly with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. before the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester at Eugene Lang College and will also carry on research projects in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.
  • The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was established in 2005 to foster a vibrant scholarly relationship between the New-York Historical Society and the New School’s Eugene Lang College. Post-doctoral fellows are invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming. In the course of a one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows are expected to develop a major research project with the resources of the Historical Society, to teach two undergraduate courses at Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions’ commitments to public history.
  • The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. (within three years of starting date), with a strong record of previous teaching (as a TA or otherwise). Application requirements include: A completed cover sheet (download here)Two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project. A curriculum vitae. A writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages. Two detailed syllabi for undergraduate courses. Three letters of recommendation to be sent digitally to fellowships@nyhistory.org with the subject line SCHWARTZ FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME] prior to the deadline. Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000 plus benefits.
  • COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE ELEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TWO WAYS:…Via e-mail with the subject line SCHWARTZ FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME], no later than January 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm, to: fellowships@nyhistory.org AND history@newschool.edu. …Via mail, two hard copies postmarked by January 3, 2014 to Fellowship Coordinator, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

New York University - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships, College Core Curriculum (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College Core Curriculum at New York University invites applications for postdoctoral teaching fellows, effective fall 2014. These are full-time, non-tenure track, one-year appointments in either the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry or Foundations of Contemporary Culture. Over the course of the academic year Fellows work in a faculty-led team teaching six recitation or laboratory sections or their equivalent in the general education curriculum of the College of Arts and Science.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, for September 1, 2014 appointments and continue until positions are filled, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.  Successful applicants will have demonstrated effectiveness as college-level teachers, and will have completed all the requirements for the PhD by September 1, 2014.
  • rejection received 2/21
  • I have not heard anything: no acknowledgement of receipt etc
  • Interviews the week of March 10. Does anyone know anything about the colloquia fellows are asked to plan (who attends, how many per year, proposal and selection process, objectives)?
  • Have offers been made?

New York University - NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

  • 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:
1) Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2014; or
2) Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree)
  • Awards: NYU will award up to five in-residence fellowships in 2014. Appointments are for two years and begin September 2014 and end August 2016. 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. NYU does not sponsor visa for this Fellowship.
  • All materials must be received by November 18, 2013. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Awards will be announced on or about February 17, 2014. The fellowship application and instructions for submission are available at http://www.nyu.edu/life/diversity-nyu/postdoctoral-and-transition.html
  • Received acknowledgement/update on review process email (12/06)
  • Anyone hear anything yet? (1/25)
  • Nothing here since update on review process. In my notes I have "Awards will be announced on or about February 15, 2014." (1/25)
  • Was informed of departmental recommendation to provost; timeline still around 2/17 ::*(2/4) To this poster, can you please confirm the email you received mentioned departmental recommendation? Thanks! --THIS WAS CONFIRMED VIA SKYPE. HOWEVER, STILL NO OFFER.
  • To the previous poster, did you receive an email? Can you share your discipline -- YES, EMAIL AND SKYPE INTERVIEW, SOCIAL SCIENCES. good luck! - Thanks!
  • Thanks for the information ^^^ ... I wish you luck as well! This forum is awesome. I am not a recipeint but it definelty helps soften the blow being able to read updates here. I also want to wish everyone else the best with postdoc/faculty searches or other career opportunities ;).
  • Was informed that decisions will be sent out by email starting tomorrow through early next week (2/11)
  • Received rejection email today (2/12) x2
  • Can you share your discipline/department?
  • Not original commenter, but English, here.
  • Received rejection on 2/14, applied to a dept in the humanities as an ABD. Happy Valentimes!
  • Rejection, SCA/Media - so appropriate that I'd be rejected by my beau, academia, today! (2/14)
  • Rejection by email, History, 2/13. Good luck to those interviewing!
  • Can anyone confirm if finalists were selected by departments or schools committees? (x2)
  • Has anyone received an offer? (2/18)
  • ["Offers Made" noted in header on March 7]

New York University Abu Dhabi - Humanities Research Fellowships (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute invites applications from junior and senior scholars to become NYUAD Humanities Research Fellows. Applications are now being accepted for 2014-2015 fellowships.

Humanities Research Fellows will participate in a vibrant and growing community of humanities scholars based at NYUAD. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars in all areas of the humanities and especially encourages applications from scholars whose research relates to the history and culture of the Gulf region, the Arabic world, or the Indian Ocean region.

Senior scholars may apply for one- or two-semester fellowships. Scholars who have received their doctorate within the previous three years may apply for one- or two-year fellowships, which are intended especially for those who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into publishable book manuscripts. All fellows will receive generous stipends, housing, support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi, and research support.

Interested scholars can learn more here: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/research/centers-institutes/research-fellowships-in-the-humanities.html.

  • Applications are due November 30, 2013.
  • Any word yet? (1/29)
  • No word here. Does anyone have any idea what the timeline is for this? (1/31)
  • They will be in touch with awardees by March 1, according to an e-mail correspondence I had with the fellowship coordinator. (1/31)
  • Thanks to the poster above - It's good to have a probable hear-by date.
  • You're welcome!
  • Any news on this one? (3/6)
  • junior fellowship offer received (four junior, two senior fellowships awarded out 150 applications) 3/6

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American and/or African Diaspora Studies (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2014. Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2012) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies are encouraged to apply. We're especially interested in projects in comparative African Diaspora/American Indian Studies but welcome all applicants. This two year fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including teaching of one or two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.

  • Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 15, 2013: 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years, 3) a sample of scholarly writing, 4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations), 5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to: All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-491-5122 or s-denose@northwestern.edu. AA/EOE.
  • (2/6) Any news about this postdoc? When will they be notifying their decision? Thanks!
  • 3/1: Received rejection letter in the mail (which most likely means they sent out an offer already) x4

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Environmental Policy and Culture Program and the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from a humanities perspective (analyzing, for instance, environmental history; ecological interface and the built environment; ecological/ecocritical approaches to literature; animal studies, green studies, or cultural approaches to water and air; environmental justice and/or ethics and sustainability). The Fellow’s appointment may span the Environmental Policy and Culture Program, the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: Art History, Art Theory and Practice, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise both in studies of the environment and in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2014.

The fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year. The fellow will also give one public lecture per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, research statement for the proposed project, writing sample of 35-50 pages, and a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course. Graduate school transcripts as well as three letters of recommendations (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2013.
  • Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/events/facultysearch.html. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to humsearch@northwestern.edu . For more information, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/ AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.
  • Any news on this one? [01/15] Nothing yet... [02/04]x 2
  • Does anyone have an idea about when they'll begin making interviews? Thanks!
  • surely they are waiting for the tenure track competitions to be over before they start offering post-docs? 2.5
  • This seems like this could probably take till March
  • Rejection letter saying they had 170 applicants, and that an offer has been accepted. (3/12)

Örebro University (Swed.) - Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Humanities and Social Sciences (possibly TT) - (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 5 four-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, possibly leading to permanent positions, to begin Spring 2014
  • "On completion of the four-year fellowship, you are expected to have facilitated the establishment or further development of a research group that is attracting external research funding among both national and international competition.
    It is Örebro University’s ambition that you as a holder of a postdoctoral research fellowship after the four-year period will be able to carry on your duties as a research group leader at Örebro University"
  • "As a postdoctoral research fellow you will be pursuing research within one of the university’s existing research groups/environments. You will yourself contribute to the setup of a new research group linked to one of the university’s successful research domains. Further, you should apply for own research grants and be actively involved on the doctoral programme of the subject in question. The work may also involve some teaching and administrative duties."
  • "Qualified for the appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow are applicants who have obtained a degree of doctor or equivalent academic qualifications. Candidates of primary interest should be those who have obtained their doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications no more than seven years prior to the application deadline."
  • "In the appointment process, particular attention will be paid to research expertise which you will have demonstrated by:
    - having pursued research with an impact both prior to and after the defence of your thesis at a university in Sweden or abroad;
    - being a potentially excellent researcher in so far as you are able to pursue, autonomously, innovative research to a high international standard;
    - having obtained own research funding; and
    - describing your planned research under the conditions provided by the fellowship."
  • "Please attach a research plan (approximately two A4 pages) to your application. It should be evident from the plan to which research environment you wish to be linked. Also attach degree certificates; CV; a written account of previous research experience as outlined under Assessment criteria above; and a list of publications. Please also provide two references including contact details."
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013

Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African-American History - (Deadline: 7 Nov. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

  • One year post-doctoral fellowship in African-American History, for the academic year 2014-15
  • "In partnership with the Africana Research Center (ARC), the Richards Civil War Era Center...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."
  • "There is no requirement for teaching"
  • " Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous two academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. Submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the fellowship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/...  Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and emailed directly to richardscenter@psu.edu."
  • Deadline: 7 Nov. 2013
  • 12/13: Invite to campus (x1)
  • 2/13: Offers have been extended; alternates have been notified

Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral/ MFA Fellowship: Being Human (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

For artists and humanists, these are extraordinary times: our sense of “the human” is undergoing remarkable transformations, with implications for the future of all life on the planet. But has “humanism” been part of the problem all along? How should we think differently–about the biosphere and the social world–if we are going to avoid realizing our deepest dystopian fears?

The Penn State IAH welcomes applications from scholars and artists who have received their terminal degrees (PhDs in the humanities, MFAs in the fine and performing arts, Masters or beyond in design fields such as architecture) within the past three years (after May 1, 2011). Terminal degrees must be in hand by July 1, 2014. Applications should include a CV, contact information for two references, a project description of 1000 words, and (for applicants in the arts or design) a hyperlink or other access to a digital portfolio. The fellowship stipend is $46,000 plus benefits and a $4,000 research fund. An office will be provided at the Institute. The successful candidate will be asked to teach a course, lead a faculty/graduate student research group, and/or organize a symposium. Further, it is expected that the fellow will take part in the intellectual life of campus by working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by IAH.

  • All application materials must be submitted through http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ by January 15, 2014. For more information, call (814) 865-0495 or write to arts-humanities@psu.edu.
  • Anyone know when they're making a decision?
  • Rejection received via e-mail, 2/27. Over 200 applications. (x2)
  • Any news on this? Haven’t had a rejection email or any other contact aside from acknowledgement of application 3/18

Perso-Indica Post-doctoral Fellowships - Two Positions Available, one in Paris and one in Bonn (Deadline: 30 May 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two post-doctoral full-time positions are offered within the project "Perso-Indica: the Persanisation of Indian learning (13th-19th centuries)." The positions are awarded for one year beginning in October 2014.
  • One position will be attached to the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris (UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et indien), while the other position will be attached to the Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn (Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies).
  • Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work on primary sources in Persian and a working knowledge in at least one Indian language (Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, etc.) and should be well familiar with the topics of the Perso-Indica project.
  • A full list of application materials is available at: http://perso-indica.net/events-news.faces?news=17. Applications and letters from referees should be sent via e-mail to Fabrizio Speziale (fabrizio.speziale@univ-paris3.fr) and Eva Orthmann (orthmann@uni-bonn.de). Results will be announced in early July 2014.
  • Deadline: 30 May 2014

Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Deadline: 13 Feb. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed.
  • U.S. nationals who complete their Ph.D. after 2008 and before July 2014 are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship.
  • The Center offers a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Our fellows participate in many public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Center and throughout the region. The Center is a consortium of educational and cultural institutions promoting scholarly and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine
  • Applications must be submitted at www.pachs.net ... Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae limited to three pages and a project proposal, limited to 2,500 words, describing their research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine.
  • Deadline: 12 Feb. 2014.
  • My references were contacted on 2/15 (x2), about 2 weeks after I applied.
  • Do we have any updates for this??
  • Any word on when decisions for this go out? Do they historically notify rejected applicants?
  • I called last week and was told notifications would be emailed this week (the week of May 5th).
  • In reference to the above post, has anyone heard word on this? No notifications received here. (5/12)
  • I haven't heard back either. At this point, I assume we're out of the running, but I guess I could be wrong (5/12). (x2)
  • Talked to someone who had called their office to inquire on the application status. The PACHS staff were very cordial and indicated they hoped to have the decison out by the end of this week or early next. Apparently all applicants will be notified. I suppose it runs against my own interest in getting it, but good luck to all those waiting. (5/15)
  • Offer made and accepted. (5/23)

Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Deadline: 18 Oct. 2013) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning August 2014.

The field is open within the humanities and social sciences, but we are especially interested in scholars who focus on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and transnational studies. Successful candidates will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position.

  • Please send letter of application, short description of dissertation, statement about teaching at a liberal arts college, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation by October 18, 2013 to chaupostdoc@pomona.edu. Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, and supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.
  • Question: Do they really want no CV or is that a typo?
  • I emailed with a question and received the following error message: "Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: chaupostdoc@pomona.eduThere's a problem with the recipient's mailbox. Please try resending the message. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk." Wondering if this was a fluke - has anyone else been able to email them?
  • I got the same error message a couple of days ago and haven't found a way to reach anyone.
  • Note: the e-mail address now works. [posted 9/4]
  • If you open the link (by pushing on the title above) it opens the Pomona College page on open positions. From this page, it is clear they DO want a CV. It reads: "Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning August 2014. The field is open within the humanities and social sciences, but we are especially interested in scholars who focus on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and transnational studies. Successful candidates will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please send letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, statement about teaching at a liberal arts college, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation by October 18, 2013 to chaupostdoc@pomona.edu. Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, and supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment."
  • Did anyone find out how to submit the materials since that email address doesn't appear to be correct? 
  • After a brief search of Pomona's website, I don't see any information, list of current fellows, annual theme, etc. for the postdoc program. Anyone have a link or further information?
  • This is not the first year this fellowship has been offered, but it is low profile on PC's site (so far, at least). Perhaps the following person could be contacted?: Nicole Weekes, Associate Dean of the College: Oversees the recruitment and mentoring of tenure-track faculty, administers the New Faculty Orientation and the Mellon Chau Postdoctoral Fellows program, works with the President's Advisory Committee on Diversity, and serves as the Diversity Officer and as one of the College's Grievance Officers
  • has anyone had any luck getting in touch with Weekes, or anyone else at Pomona about this?
  • I've gotten in touch with Weekes, who said there was a problem with the address that has now been corrected. It should be ready to go. [posted 9/4]
  • Does anyone know the mailing address? My univ does not do electronic transcripts.
  • My sense is that they will likely take unofficial electronic transcripts--that is what I am going to send, anyway.
  • I believe that they want official graduate transcripts. Hard copies can be sent to:  Nicole Y. Weekes, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Pomona College, 550 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711. 
  • I got in touch with Rhonda Beron <rrb04747@pomona.edu>. She responded to my query.
  • submitted (10/15) but no receipt.
  • Submitted on 10/18 and received a reply message saying that they were only accepting applications until 5pm PST. Unless I missed something, this was not on their website, or at least not any of the announcements I saw.
  • I received the same reply. I checked the website several times this week, and am almost positive they added the 5pm deadline sometime today. I replied explaining the situation. Let's see what they say.
  • I also submitted my appl. on 10/18 at 6pm CST. I didn't get a reply though. Thinking of emailing/calling them to ask for confirmation of receipt.
  • Emailed Rhonda Beron on Friday to ask for confirmation (I had submitted my application on 10/12). She was very helpful and confirmed receipt by the end of the day. 
  • Any news yet? 11/5
  • I haven't heard anything (11/14). Anybody else? (x3, 11/18)
  • Is there a reason you all are expecting to hear back so quickly? (x4)
  • I'm not expecting to hear back so quickly but not sure when to anticipate hearing back.  Did Pomona give any indication?
  • I believe in the past they've contacted candidates in January - that might be a good timeline to work with at this point!
  • It probably would not be within a month of applying either.
  • anyone knows which departments they are seeking to staff?
  • I inquired and there should be no news until after the holidays.
  • Any news yet? (1/26 x2)
  • I contacted them and was informed that they have two spots that they will fill in departments that will eventually have an opening for a TT position. I, unfortunately, am not a candidate for one of those departments. There were over 500 applicants. (1/27) x2. I contacted them and got the same answer, no details on departments. I'm in English.
  • ^ Thank you for the update. Would you mind sharing which department you are in? Or the two departments that have been selected, if you know? (1/27) x3 ... would be great to know this!!
  • I'm not the OP but heard that in the last years the departments were Ecology, Sociology, and Film. English just opened a TT position last year. Not sure if it got filled though.
  • ^ I'm confused... are these the departments that have already been filled in past years, or the ones with open positions for this year's applicants? (Thanks for clarifying!)
  • It would have been nice if they had narrowed down the departments with potential postdoc openings when they advertised the competition in the first place. How many hundreds of useful academic hours have now been wasted by people who were writing applications for departments which had no openings to begin with? This kind of cavalier waste of people's time, hope, and energy is incredibly unethical. Does this make anyone else very angry?
  • YES, it's very frustrating. So, from above, does this mean if you applied for English you're out?
  • Sorry if I confused anyone. I have no idea which departments are being filled this year. I was just stating which departments got filled in the last 2 years. Don't lose heart though--the sociology and film person didn't stay at Pomona.  The English TT position was announced in Oct 2013 and should start this Fall, that's all I know. I'm not sure that affects English postdoc applicants--maybe? Just sharing any info I have.
  • I am the person above who contacted them. They did not say which departments they are placing fellows in, but they did say they solicit applications from departments across the college to pick from. I am in anthropology.
  • I'm the second person that contacted PC. Sorry, I have no idea what my being in English is a reflection of--the email was not clear in this way. I just thought I would say that I'm in English since that was a question asked of the OP. The email said that they have received nominations from departments (perhaps all that recieved apps?) but that priority will be given to depts with TT lines coming up.
  • Yes, just to back this up -- candidates have apparently been narrowed down to those in departments with TT openings coming up. But our rejection e-mails did not specify that that's *why* we were rejected. So it's possible that even if people from English or whatever have been rejected the appointment will still be to the English department.
  • 1/31 Has anyone received an unsolicited, official rejection? These posts are unclear - it sounds to me as if people are contacting Pomona and getting what they perceve as rejections. Is this the case?
  • This is not an issue of "perception." I emailed asking where things were at in the search (which is what I am assuming the OP did as well) and received the following: "We have now received nominations from our academic departments for Mellon-Chau Fellowships. This year, we received over 500 applications for 2 fellowship positions.  In the end, we gave priority to departments most likely to have tenure-track openings in the next couple of years. We were impressed by your file, but will not be able to make an offer at this time.  Nevertheless, we want you to know how much we appreciate your interest in Pomona College." This is all we have to go on. I'm sorry if this is an unsatisfying answer to you, but if you want more details, please email PC yourself.
  • I am one of the people who contacted PC and got no email response. Are others in the same boat? Anyone is getting rejections without having to email in order to get a decision? (2/2)
  • I asked about the unsolicited, official rejection because I have not  received ANY notification from them one way or the other. I was confused by the earlier posts because someone referred to a rejection email. If I'm understanding the situation correctly, the rejection email from PC was sent in response to an email inquiry. Also, I have not contacted PC. (2/2)
  • I'm new to this so just wondering--if we haven't heard anything by now does it mean "no"?
  • Anyone knows when we'll hear about rejections/interviews, etc? Did their emails say anything about when to expect decisions?
  • Sorry, none of that information was given.
  • I know absolutely nothing, having neither heard from Pomona nor contacted them since I applied, but it's possible those who have heard back for interviews, etc. are keeping quiet about it. I wouldn't spend a lot of effort feeling frustrated about the fact they didn't post more specific details.  Budgets are in flux a lot, so they might not necessarily know what departments will be eligible for TT's when, what departments may or may not be taking a spousal hire, and so forth; and in most postings there's more going on behind the scenes than the posting is going to tell you.  It's luck of the draw.  These open postdocs are lotto tickets. Welcome to the job market. :)
  • Seriously, I know we are all struggling on this market but just wait and assume if you don't hear by March, you're probably out. It's not personal, its just the game, stop emailing the admin/search committee it makes you look desperate.<--- Definitely what this person said. Assume that open post-docs are lotto tickets. 
  • (2/5/2014) Contacted by email and by phone inviting me for a campus visit
  • Appreciate the update...Best of luck!
  • Emailed the people from the email address provided in application, they had an automated rejection email.  So, if you haven't heard, you did not receive the postdoctoral fellowship.  Basically, they are not even telling us, if you email, everyone will get same email.  It was kind of pointless message too, basically saying they reviewed "your application" but you were not selected.  This came back within a matter of 3 seconds from sending.
    • Wow. Because it's just *so* hard to email a form rejection letter to a list of applicants. It would be nice to know, for example, what fields even got interviews, but then again, they could have decided that upfront and spared the admin assistants a deluge in the first place. What a rotten way to run a search. Also, there seems to be some Mellon money behind this, and if Mellon can force schools to stop funding students who get their dissertation fellowships, they should be able to force schools to run appropriate searches.
    • Wow, what an abysmal lack of decency on their part. I'm just following this wiki -- thought about applying but didn't, and somewhat glad after hearing this news. 

Princeton University - Center for African American Studies, Postdoctoral Research Positions (Deadline: 10 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from pre-tenure scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in all disciplines for two postdoctoral research positions. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2014-2015 to emerging scholars who will devote their ten-month residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2014 until July 1, 2015; a competitive salary will be provided.

A selection committee of Center for African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of: the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the center; the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the center; the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.

Princeton University, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) Postdocs (Deadline: 29 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral research scholars for the 2014-2015 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 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, applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a research fund.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • For Post-Docs: If you, as of the date of application, have not yet completed your doctoral degree or you earned your degree within the past three years, you must complete the online application available at "Jobs at Princeton." Position requisition number 1300638. Click here for Quick Link to this post-doc application. Any applicant who has yet to complete the PhD should have turned in a final draft of the dissertation at the time of appointment.

All applicants will be asked to submit a CV, a 3-5 page (double-spaced) statement of research interest/research proposal, and writing sample. In addition, post-doc applicants must submit email addresses for two (and only two) references.

  • The deadline for receipt of complete applications, including letters of recommendation if applicable, is midnight on November 29, 2013, EST. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. Questions? email csdp@princeton.edu.
  • Email rejection, 1/27
  • What did they say? Have they selected the finalists?
  • Nothing new on this one?

Princeton University - Faith and Work Initiative, Center for the Study of Religion, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Deadline: Open Until Filled) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Princeton University's Faith and Work Initiative (FWI) within the Center for the Study of Religion (CSR) invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position. Initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. The position is open to recent Ph.D. graduates interested in studying the area of Faith and Work/Workplace Spirituality. Possible research focus might include, but not be limited to, critical reflection on: organizational impact of workplace spirituality; historical or current issues in the faith and work movement; and methods, models, or scales regarding the integration of faith in the workplace; and other areas of research pertaining to the intersection of faith and work. Successful candidate will conduct his/her own research (33%) and work closely with FWI's director to support his research projects (66%). S/he will also participate in a weekly interdisciplinary workshop with other CSR pre- and post-doctoral scholars, and in FWI and CSR-sponsored events. Candidate must have strong organizational, research, and writing skills and previous research experience on faith at work/workplace spirituality or a related field (e.g., sociology, religion, business, ethics/moral philosophy, behavioral economics), and commensurate experience with relevant research tools, methods, and technology. Completion of PhD by 12/31/2013 required. 

  • Applicants must apply online (Requisition #1300817) and submit a CV; cover letter describing interest in this position and this area of research; a brief (3-5 page) description of proposed research project and reference to existing FWI research projects (http://www.princeton.edu/faithandwork/research/) that s/he would wish to engage in; a relevant writing sample (published or unpublished paper) in English or with an English translation, preferably in the field of workplace spirituality/faith at work; and contact information for three references. For more information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/csr/funding-opportunities/visiting-fellows or contact CSR, 5 Ivy Lane, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540-1013 csrelig@princeton.edu, referencing "FWI". Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
  • -anyone know the stipend for this fellowship? Also, is there any teaching involved?
  • 11/18/13: The stipend will be commensurate with other Princeton postdoctoral positions, i.e., between $65-$70,000 over twelve months, plus benefits. There is no teaching requirement.
  • Does this position have a due date, start date, or notification date? Any experience with this application process from previous years? Do they notify you if they are no longer considering your application? Or just if you are chosen?
  • None of this is info is specified on the website, so I would advise applying sooner rather than later. (They do indicate a proposed start date of 1 February 2014.)
  • 4/2/14 This position has been filled. All applicants should have received notification.

Princeton University - Lecturers, Princeton Writing Program (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • See full post at Rhetoric/Composition 2014
  • From Rhet/Comp page: " Request for phone interview (02/06/2014 x2)"
  • Email stating that although I was not selected for first round of interviews, my application is still active and interviews may continue rolling until april (x3, 2/25)
  • From Rhetoric/Composition 2014: "I had a campus visit in mid-March and still no news here. They said first week in April at the earliest. Also, I got the impression that there may be less spots than previously anticipated... [posted 4/4]" 

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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 conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work.

They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014 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 working on a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the School has a Center or Program such as environmental policy, population and health, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or global governance. For more information about these areas, please consult http://wws.princeton.edu/centers_programs/.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in values and public policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at the Woodrow Wilson School. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment: The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2014, 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.

  • How to Apply: Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1300483. The online system includes instructions on how to apply. A complete application will include the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. The proposal should describe what the applicant hopes to gain from carrying out the project in the Woodrow Wilson School. 3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential; 4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
  • These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 18, 2013. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, February 27, 2014.
  • Kindly-worded rejection letter by snail mail. (2/15)

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), and the Department of English at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position for the 2014–15 year (beginning September 1, 2014) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory appointment and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may be able to teach one course each year with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by June 30, 2014.

The salary for the position will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed five. The research associate will also receive a modest research and travel fund and will be eligible for most benefits.

To apply, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1300880. Applications should include:

(1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project;

(2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals;

(3) selected bibliography;

(4) curriculum vitae and list of publications;

(5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work;

(6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and

(7) names and contact information for three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.

  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2014, 11:59 EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2014.
  • Any news on this?

Princeton University - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions, 2014–15: Research Community on Global Systemic Risk (Deadline: 13 Dec. 2013) - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 5 to 6 visiting fellowships for the 2014–15 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2014. 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 “Global Systemic Risk.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of the fragility and risk resulting from the interdependence of massive global systems. These tangible risks—in systems as diverse as energy exploration and production, electricity transmission, computer networks, healthcare, food and water supplies, transportation networks, commerce, and finance—now threaten global political, economic, and financial systems that affect citizens of every nation. The study of risk has the potential to become one of the most important and influential academic and policy fields, yet has produced very little comprehensive or cohesive scholarship. We welcome applicants with background in any discipline with specific research interests in systemic risk. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research/research-communities/.

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 https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1300627; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1300625. Applications should include: A cover letter; For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme; A current curriculum vitae; Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
  • Application deadline: December 13, 2013.
  • References contacted (01/15)
  • Rejection via e-mail (2014/03/17)

Princeton University - Society of Fellows (2014-2017 Fellowship Competition) - (Deadline: 1 Oct 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

2014-2017 Fellowship Competition

  • The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2014-2017 Fellowship competition.
  • Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for the academic year 2014-15 will be approximately $80,000. 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 2014. 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 2014.
  • Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.
1. Two Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN): Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research.
Targeted Fellowships
3. Fellowship in LGBT Studies (LGBT): Fund for Reunion (the LGBT Alumni Association of Princeton University) and the Society of Fellows are co-sponsors of a fellowship to be awarded to a scholar working on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender issues in any of the disciplines represented in the Society, and particularly in new and emerging fields. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research in any scholarly areas that will make a positive contribution toward public discourse around contemporary LGBT issues. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches only one course and devotes the final semester to full-time research. The LGBT fellow is also encouraged to share research interests with the wider campus community, with the aim of creating a sustained dialogue on issues related to LGBT equality.
4. Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM): This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in all relevant disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The Fellow pursues research half-time. For one semester in each of the first two years, the Fellow joins faculty from different disciplines to teach the interdisciplinary year-long sequence Approaches to Western Culture: From Antiquity to the Modern Period, delivering lectures and leading discussion sections. For the other semester of the fellow’s first two years and one semester of the third year, the Fellow teaches a self-designed course in the host department. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. The final semester is devoted to full-time research without teaching.
  • See http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ for more details on eligibility and application process.
  • Application Postmark deadline: October 1, 2013. The online application form will be available on August 30, 2013.
  • Curious how many are applying for this; the materials are a real pain.
  • Mailed today (9/30) from a public research-one.
  • I mailed today (9/30) as well, but also curious! A pain to put together different versions of the same research project across a cover letter, abstract, and research statement. And why do they stipulate that one can apply only once? I don't recall seeing that in any other postdoc application.
  • Last year there were 725 apps (according to the wiki); the materials are indeed a pain, but apparently not a deterrent!
  • Received snail mail confirmation that they got my complete dossier (10/21) (x5)
  • Invitation to interview (1/16) (x4). How many do they interview? - this year they're interviewing 24 people. 
  • for those contacted, was it by email/phone/snail mail? what target fellowships did you apply for?
  •  ^ Email; LGBT Studies ^
  • Email, Open. Their letter says they've issued 24 invites, 6 per fellowship
  • Rejected via snail mail (open fellowship) indicating 821 applications. (1/24) x2 (1/25) 
  • Hmmm, I still haven't heard anything yet. The rejection letter must have gotten waylaid. (1/30) x2
  • Rejection received via snail mail in the UK, 01/02/14. 821 applications received, informed that I was one of 84 semi-finalists.
  • Congrats! Got a rejection 31/01/14 in Canada but of the regular sort: "Dear Applicant..."
  • Did they say when they would let us know post-interview? [posted 2/20]
  • They said that the committee usually makes their decision within a week. But I haven't heard either way. [2/21]
  • Offers have been made [posted 2/24]

Queen's University (Ontario): Abby Benjamin Postdoc in Animal Studies (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • has anyone applied to this? or know anything about the selection process?

Rice University (TX) - Humanities Research Center, 2014-15 Rice Seminar, “Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Victorianism" (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Humanities Research Center at Rice University is accepting applications for yearlong residential faculty fellowships to participate in the 2014-15 Rice Seminar, “Exchanges and Temporalities in the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Victorianism." We will appoint three external faculty members (any rank) and one postdoc.
  • Applications are welcome from scholars, in all disciplines, whose research problematizes the geographical, chronological, and epistemological assumptions that divide the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries into periods or movements, and addresses cultural exchanges between Britain and the rest of the world. Fellows will take part in a yearlong residential research seminar, leading to the publication of an edited collection with a major university press. We offer eligibility for benefits and research/reallocation allowances; fellowship stipends are commensurate with rank, up to $60,000.
  • Deadline December 1, 2013; visit http://hrc.rice.edu/riceseminars/ for more information and to apply.
  • Skype interview scheduled. [posted 1/31]
  • Offer accepted 2/26

Rice University (TX) - Post-doc Fellowship in History of Middle-East - (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • One-year (with possibility of second year extension) in Ottoman and/or Middle-East History, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • "In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus."
  • "Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by 1 July 2014."
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this?
  • Rejections have been sent out, so presumably the offer has been made and accepted.
  • To the person who posted above: was the rejection received by someone who had a phone interview?
    • OP here -- I wasn't interviewed but the email states, at least, that they've finished the search. Of course, it's a boilerplate rejection; it may still be possible they're weighing final candidates and decided to cast the rest of us off. Here's the relevant text: "We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in employment with Rice University. The hiring department has notified us that after careful consideration, another candidate whose credentials more closely match the job requirements was selected for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow (14003), and the position has been filled."  03/31

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellows, Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University announces two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research and publication projects that focus on gender and health; gender and urban studies; women in the global economy; sex, race, and nation; or sexuality studies. The Center is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a record of innovative teaching and the potential to make a solid contribution to the Center's program in engaged feminist research.

PhD must be conferred on or before June 30, 2014. Each fellowship has a term of two years beginning July 1, 2014. Fellows teach two courses per academic year in women's/gender/sexuality studies and are expected to make significant progress in their research. They also play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center. Fellows receive an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits, and up to $3,000 for relocation reimbursements and/or research expenses.

  • Applications and letters of reference must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time January 17, 2014. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March 2014. Selected fellows will begin their appointments July 1, 2014.
  • LINK to Apply
  • Has anyone heard any news? (03/07)
  • Nothing here (3/9) - something must be coming soon.
  • Any news? (3/15)
  • Still no words (3/17)
  • Request for phone interview (3/19)
  • Any updates here (4/4)?  I wonder if selections have been made. 
  • Offer accepted (4/8) 

Rutgers University - African American Literature & Literature of the African Diaspora, 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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. Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. The Fellowship is for one year and includes a salary of $45,000, health benefits, and a $2000 research stipend. 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.

  • Please send letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to: Professor Cheryl A. Wall, Postdoctoral Search Committee Department of English, Murray Hall, Rutgers University, 510 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.
  • Anyone hear back? (3/24)
  • Rejected (4/5)

Rutgers University - Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15 (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Fellowship Announcement: TOTALITY - 2014-15 Main Seminar
  • Disciplines across the humanities and social sciences are experiencing a turn towards paradigms of the whole. Those paradigms—globe, world, planet, empire, system, and network, to name a few—ask us to imagine totality rather than particularity, whole instead of part. Within different fields, this development goes by many names, takes various forms, and has emerged at uneven rates. But it is everywhere freighted with ethical and political urgency. This seminar aims to historicize that urgency as well as the key terms with which it has been articulated. We will consider why this kind of thinking and imagining seems so important today. The interdisciplinary format of the seminar will allow us to explore how and why frameworks for totality have emerged in disparate fields, and how that emergence has followed separate as well as overlapping paths. We will be interested to explore the prehistory for the terms we have—as well as new paradigms that may just now be emerging. Paradigms of totality are being used to organize knowledge, calibrate social relations, imagine communities, and calculate geographies. We seek to bring together a broad spectrum of scientists, humanists, and social scientists who are using, inventing, and thinking about these and other models of the whole.
  • Seminar Leaders: David Kurnick and Rebecca Walkowitz, Department of English. 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. All inquiries should be directed to info@cca.rutgers.edu. Please do not direct inquiries to the seminar leaders.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: All requirements for the PhD must be completed by June 30, 2014.
  • SALARY RANGE OR PAY GRADE: $45,000
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a detailed research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach.
  • The application portal will only be available 8/15/13 through 1/6/14, and may be found at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21933
  • Any news?
  • None here. (2/1/14)
  • I'm also wondering if there is any movement for this position... Anyone contacted?
  • Still no news?! (2/26/14)
    • No gnews. (2/26)
    • Emailed asking for news, they replied that they couldn't offer any information at this time (2/25/14)
  • Rejection received by email. Email does not indicate number of applicants. Good luck to those still in the pool. (3/5) x2

Rutgers University - Critical Caribbean Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-15 (Deadline: 10 Jan. 2014)  - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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 of the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies, are especially 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. Position begins on July 1, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2015.

The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies (http://latcar.rutgers.edu/) is a space for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching. 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 http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ 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 & Ethnicity, the Center for African Studies 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, 2014), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D. (Ph.D. received on 2011 or later), and be able to teach one undergraduate course during their tenure at Rutgers.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/23209.
  • 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 10, 2014. Applications are free to candidates who already have an account in interfolio.com. If you are unable to create an interfolio account, please contact yolamsm@rci.rutgers.edu by December 10, 2013.

Rutgers University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English (Deadline: 7 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English at Rutgers University are pleased to announce the availability of a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of English, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows will receive stipends of $50,000 annually as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows will teach three courses during the two-year term, pursue research, and participate in seminars and other activities at the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis. (Details about the CCA, our programs, and working groups may be found on our website, http://cca.rutgers.edu).

  • Applications consisting of a CV, a 2500-word description of your research and its significance, and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically. Applications must be received by January 7, 2014. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after August 31, 2009; applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014.
  • Link to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/22609
  • Any news?
  • Skype interview scheduled by phone, 1/30.
  • Rejection by email (2/27) x2
  • Has anyone had an offer yet? 3/5
  • (Very nicely worded) rejection by email, 3/11
  • Offer accepted, 3/16

Rutgers University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Women’s and Gender Studies Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University, announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach three courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department during the two-year term of her/his appointment and will participate in seminars, and other IRW activities. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please see: http://irw.rutgers.edu/component/content/article/7-about/182-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-the-humanities-2014-16.
  • Applications must be received by Monday, January 6, 2014.
  • Link to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/23049
  • Request for more materials (1/29) x3
  • curiosity: which materials?
  • writing sample and schedule of completion.
  • thank you for clarifying!
  • Any word on this one? 
  • they have held skype interviews (posted 2/23)
  • Rejection email (2/26) x2
  • Offer accepted (3/17)

Rutgers University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (Race and Gender Studies) (Deadline: 15 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $45,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $2,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at one of Rutgers’ Centers/Institutes. For information regarding the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Institute for Research on Women, or the Center for Race and Ethnicity, see their respective websites.   

  • Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/24112. Applications should include: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
  • Very professional, personalized rejection received. Congratulations to the new fellow. 4/22

Ryerson University (CAN) - Landscapes of Injustice Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Oral History (Deadline: 24 July 2014)Edit

Landscapes of Injustice. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ORAL HISTORY

Position start date, Fall 2014

Landscapes of Injustice is a seven-year multi-sector, interdisciplinary project that aims to explore and narrate the history of the dispossession of Japanese Canadians and to share this history with audiences across Canada and beyond. Research findings will be disseminated in a traveling museum exhibit, teaching materials for elementary and secondary schools, educational websites, popular and scholarly publications, and public presentations across the country. Many Canadians know that people of Japanese ancestry, the vast majority of them Canadian citizens, were uprooted from the British Columbia coast during the 1940s. Less widely known is the Government policy to forcibly sell all of their property and most possessions. The dispossession of Japanese Canadians caused enduring and, in some ways, irreparable harms. It left Japanese Canadians without homes to which they could return after restrictions were finally lifted in 1949. It forced the eradication of Canada’s historic Japanese-Canadian neighbourhoods and settlements, thereby transforming individual lives and subjectivities, as well as the landscapes of Canadian ethnic and urban life. It resulted in material hardships and its memory has reverberated across multiple generations.

Our partnership team includes 14 institutions and 33 specialists from universities, community organizations, and museums across Canada. The project is funded by a major grant and by the participating institutions (see: www.landscapesofinjustice.ca).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University, in the management of the oral history research cluster of the Landscapes project. The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual direction of the cluster and assist in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. She/he must furthermore demonstrate a strong interest in and understanding of oral history, in depth interviewing, and issues of racism and racialization.

A goal of the oral history cluster is to conduct interviews with various groups of individuals who experienced the internment, directly and indirectly, with a focus on property loss: Japanese Canadians who were dispossessed during the Second World War, Hakujin (non-Japanese) bystanders and witnesses of the dispossession, and the descendents of both of these groups. This cluster will also integrate existing interviews into its research materials. In addition to assisting in the supervision of research, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in the administration, analysis, and presentation of materials related to this research, as well as the larger intellectual development and activity of the Landscapes project. Finally, the Postdoctoral Fellow will teach a one-semester course in the Sociology Department at Ryerson University, subject to the conditions set out in the Ryerson University-CUPE 1 collective agreement.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $40,000/year and is renewable for a total of two years. Additional funds will defray the cost of the Postdoctoral Fellow’s travel for research and presentation of project materials. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, three letters of recommendation and if available, a writing sample.

For more information, email our project at landscapesofinjustice@gmail.com. Website: www.landscapesofinjustice.ca

  • Please e-mail applications to Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, Project Director, Landscapes of Injustice, at landscapesofinjustice@gmail.com. We will begin to review applications on July 25, 2014 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

SOAS, University of London (UK) - Post-doctoral Research Position 'Sounding Islam in China' (Deadline: 30 April 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year research post-doctoral position on the Leverhulme trust funded project ‘Sounding Islam in China', to begin 15 Sept.
  • "The project ‘Sounding Islam in China’ aims to provide new, ethnographically grounded research into the changing nature of Islamic belief and practice in contemporary China. We argue that a focus on the local production of meaning provides clearer insights into the nature and ideology of religious practice. The project is essentially interdisciplinary in nature, crossing boundaries between ethnomusicology, anthropology, history, religion, and sinology. The approach indicates a fieldwork-based approach to sound, experience and meaning, seeking to move beyond the habitual academic focus on text-based and visual narratives. The project will focus on sounded religious practices, including the call to prayer, Qur’anic recitation, prayers, sermons, life-cycle and calendrical rituals, and other forms of religious expressive culture, encompassing ‘live’ practices and the mediated transmission of religious sounds and ideologies."
  • "We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow, familiar with approaches in the anthropology of sound, to work independently on a three-year ethnographic study of a defined aspect of Islam in China with the focus on sound as the key medium of enquiry. The successful candidate is likely to have a background in anthropology or ethnomusicology, although other disciplinary expertise will be considered. Applicants should propose a research plan as part of their job application, and should expect to revise and refine it in collaboration with the project leaders."
  • "For an informal discussion of the requirements of these positions please contact Dr Rachel Harris, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology: Email: rh@soas.ac.uk  website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31068.phpTo apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.  No agencies."
  • Deadline: 30 Apr. 2014
  • Intend to interview 2 June 2014

Southern Methodist University (TX)- Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellow (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - AHA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

  • The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University invites applications for its 2014-15 Postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their contributions to the Center’s Collective Memory Project, a wide ranging oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits, funds to support independent research, and are initially appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year in residence.
  • Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: individual research within the fellow’s own area of interest leading to publications in scholarly and/or public history venues; contribute to Collective Memory Project of the George W. Bush Presidency.
  • Applicants from all fields and topics pertaining to the presidency and executive power are welcome, but are anticipated to derive from the disciplines of history, political science, economics, sociology, or communications. The Center assiduously defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.
  • Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the 2014-2015 academic year and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins. Preference will be given to applicants for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript.
  • Fellows seeking additional teaching experience may choose to offer courses in their field of experience.
  • For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicants’ research agenda, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at http://www.smu.jobs as one document where prompted to upload resume. If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.ed
  • Full review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Please visit our website http://www.smu.jobs to access the online application. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID#: 900485. Further information on both the fellowship and the Collective Memory Project may be found at http://www.smu.edu.CPH
  • Does anyone have an update on this position? (1/11)
  • Top candidates interviewed at AHA (and surrounding dates). FInal decision should be made by the end of January.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15 (Deadline: 2 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Please add updates and queries to dedicated SSHRC page: SSHRC 2014-15

Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies for 2014-15 (Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for 2014-15. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. This fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. Each award carries a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2014-15 (Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014) - CANCELLEDEdit

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2014-15. This award is open to scholars in any field of Japanese studies. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. Fellowships may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. The center expects to make one award carrying a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. They may also have the option to organize a lecture series. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

Stanford University - Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Deadline: 8 Jan. 2014) - FINALISTS SELECTEDEdit

  • The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. 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.” While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research. 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 will receive a stipend and benefits, set and adjusted in accordance with Stanford University rules, and must be in residence for four academic quarters, beginning August 1, 2014. The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition.
  • Applications must be submitted online by January 6, 2014 January 8, 2014. Instructions and detailed information are available on our website: http://gender.stanford.edu/postdoctoral-research-fellowships
  • This was extended to the 8th. From the link: "Due to Stanford's Winter Closure (December 21 - January 6), we have extended the application deadline to January 8, 2014"
  • Does anyone know if the 1000 word limit for the description of the dissertation includes the word count for the abstract, or if the abstract is submitted separately?<-- I think the diss description IS the "abstract" (the grammar is off on their webpage's explanation for this section). My question is: Do they want an abbreviated representative "bibliography" as part of the 1000 words, or do they simply want you to cite any references in your diss description?
  • Does anyone know the timeline for this? 
  • No, but did anyone else just get a weird email from Stanford about a breach of privacy concering your application materials? <---- I did too. Weird. (x3) Does anyone have any background on this - were the applications sold? Does anyone know how this breach of privacy was possible? Is it that the university did not execute proper dillgence in ensuring the confidentiality of the applications?
  • From a friend of a friend: "The student worker who stole and shared our private documents did not have malicious intent. They were trying to challenge said fellowship to change their mission statement or at least to consider a newer model of feminism that goes beyond the demand for gender parity or equality. The student believed if they could get other faculty and students to see the files of potential candidates who were doing new kinds of innovative work in gender and sexuality, then perhaps the fellowship might be pressured to select one of these applicants and perhaps that would be the start of some change. This obviously backfired."
  • Any info. on when they will announce finalists/recipeints?
  • rejection email (3/12) x3
  • any news regarding interviews?
  • Finalists selected (3/31). No news regarding interviews.

Stanford University Humanities Center. External Faculty Fellowships (Deadline: September 30, 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • - The receipt of application e-mail promised notification by the end of March. Does anyone know if offers and rejections have gone out? [posted 3/31]
  • I am still waiting!

Stanford University - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 Stanfords 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 2014-16 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2014):

German Studies, History, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Music

Candidates for this years competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2014.

The stipend in 2013-14 is $64,000, 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 15, 2013. To apply, complete the online application process at http://fellows.stanford.edu/apply/
  • Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit http://fellows.stanford.edu/ or contact us at mellonfellows@stanford.edu or by phone at (650) 723-3316(650) 723-3316.
  • Any news on this one? (01/06)
  • According to last year's wiki, people were not notified until early March. It isn't clear if some were interviewed prior to the notification of acceptance/rejection.
  • Email went out to notify finalists. Final notice should be sometime in the next few weeks. I am in history. (2/8) x2
  • Does the poster above know if finalist notification went out for all of the departments?  If not, could you share your discipline?
  • Not the above poster, but I received an e-mail as well and am in music.
  • Does anyone know how many finalists there are?
    • Not sure if this is still the case, but wiki from years back (07-08 I think) mentioned 16 or so finalists. Of course, no idea who was the source of that information, and I think they were awarding 6 fellowships back then, rather than 4, so this is just a guess.
  • I was also notified in 2/8 (Latin American Lit) that I was a finalist. I am in a time sensitive situation (other offers). x2 Does anyone know if they are meeting this week (today is 2/19)? If any of the other finalists are notified, please post. I can use that information. Thanks!
  • any news?
  • As a finalist in history, I have not heard anything yet (2/26). In previous years, final decisions were always in early to mid-March.
  • Received e-mail stating that candidates have been selected and that I am an alternate. Over 720 applicants (3/6). (x3)
  • To the above poster, which dept.(s) did you apply to?
  • Yes, I would like to know too (LatAm). I received an email about being a finalist but nothing since then.
  • I would also like to know. I have received no information since the finalist email. Have the candidates received emails?
  • Received an offer and accepted on March 12.
  • to the above poster: which department? thanks and congratulations.
  • 700+ applicants for 4 spots

Stanford University - "Networks in History" (Digital Humanities Postdoc) (Deadline: 26 Sept. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Humanities + Design at Stanford University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Implementation grant for "Networks in History." The Fellow will join a research team working within Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) on the design of visualization techniques that emphasize the contextualization and interpretation of data in cases where we lack the metrics for purely quantitative analysis. The Fellow will bring his or her own research project into the design process as a case study and will liaise with an international community of user testers.

We are seeking applicants from humanities disciplines with a strong interest in multidisciplinary methods to engage in collaborative research using historical source data based on travel, correspondence, communities of practice, and publication. The applicant’s own research should involve data visualization and draw from linked-data sources. Although projects must have a history component, a range of humanistic disciplines are included under that umbrella and other relevant disciplinary perspectives are also welcome.

The Fellow will join CESTA's community of researchers in an innovative shared work environment in the middle of Stanford’s old quad. More than thirty PhD and undergraduate students are affiliated and working at any given time at CESTA, which is also home to the Spatial History Lab and the Literary Lab. The Center is currently funded by the Stanford Dean of Research, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Wallenberg Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the NEH.

The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand 30 days prior to the appointment start date. The doctoral degree cannot have been awarded more than three years prior to the application date. Applicants must be comfortable working in a collaborative research setting and should demonstrate experience in project management and teaching. For further information about the position please contact Nicole Coleman cncoleman@stanford.edu.

  • Applicants should submit the following materials by September 26, 2013: Cover letter, CV, 1000-word project proposal, dissertation abstract, 25-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials via email to CESTA Administrative Associate, Matt Bryant mpbryant@stanford.edu
  • did anyone hear from them?
  • 11/6/13 - haven't heard anything back. Considering getting in touch to ask where they are in the search/hiring process.
  • I never heard back either (x2)

Stanford University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia, 2014-15 (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.” The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Stanford during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in Area Studies (South Asia, Middle East, or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2014. Candidates who hold continuing, assistant-professor-level teaching positions are eligible to apply. The recipient may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree by the time of the appointment.
  • Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/23081 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and a draft of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two recommendation letters to be uploaded directly to Interfolio by the letter writers. For full consideration, all application materials, including the recommendation letters, must be received by January 15, 2014. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 - $60,000, health coverage, and $1,500 for research-related expenses. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program) at burcak at stanford dot edu.
  • Offer made and accepted (2/28)

Stanford University - Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, 2014-15 (Deadline: 31 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce its search for two 2014–15 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, 2014) 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 center’s 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 2014–15 academic year.

  • rejection email(02/18)
  • Has the offfer been made to anyone? ( 02/26)
  • I neither got a rejection letter nor an acceptence letter. Don't know what that means ???????

Stanford University - Thinking Matters Fellowship (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Teaching Positions for the Freshman Liberal Education Requirement 2014-15. The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8-10 positions to teach Thinking Matters, a new required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning.

We invite applications from candidates with a background in Philosophy (philosophy of science, political philosophy, and ethics); Literature (Medieval, European, American, and Global); Religious Studies (stories and narrative); Anthropology (Medical and Cultural); Physics; and other quantitative fields (e.g. engineering, mathematics, statistics). Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2008 and no later than June 2014.

 Fellows will be placed on teaching teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead seminar discussions for two sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2014 for a one-year term that is renewable for two additional years depending on programmatic need and job performance. Annual starting salary will be at least $56,900 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship.

Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students' skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.
In the application process all candidates will be asked to identify which courses best fit their teaching experience and training. For information on Thinking Matters courses offered in 2014-15 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to: undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship

  • Applications will open December 2nd, 2013 and close February 28, 2014 and must be submitted through Interfolio. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the candidate being able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US and successful completion of a background check. 
  • Interfolio Link to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/24012
  • Any word (3/19)?
  • Request via email for Phone Interview 3/21
  • Email (in response to inquiry) on 3/21: They are currently contacting candidates; plan to contact applicants that are no longer in consideration by the end of next week. 
  • Some phone and skype interviews done by now (3/31). Learned that offers will not be given out at the same time, but rolling. Any other news?
  • Just received a phone interview request today (4/3), discipline English. UPDATE: Finally rejected (via phone -- ugh) 5/2. 
  • I haven't heard anything about my application--no rejection, no calls. (4/14) x3 (4/22)
  • 4/18 I have received and accepted an offer, but I do think that interviews and offers are on a rolling basis as they sort out specific needs for courses.
  • Congrats and thanks for the update! Can you let us know what field you're in?
  • Sure, I'm in Literature (4/22)
  • Anybody else? This rolling interviews/offers business flummoxes me.
  • No word, no rejection/field is genocide (5/6)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) - Postdoc in Extra-European History (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for an eighty-percent postdoctoral position (research assistant II) in Extra- European History. The position is affiliated to the chair History of the Modern World (Prof. Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné). It can be extended up to five years and is tenable from February 1st, 2014. The salary is CHF 68’240 in the first and CHF 75’120 from the third year (calculated to the salary standard of 2013).

Applicants should hold a PhD within an area relevant to the study of modern global history (18th to 20th century). Applications are welcome from scholars with a background in history and/or area studies with a focus on a non-Western region (such as Africa, Middle East, East or South East Asia, Oceania or Latin America). Applicants of English mother tongue (or near-native speakers) with sound knowledge of at least one relevant non-European language such as (Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Urdu etc.) and with teaching experience are given preference.

Successful candidates are expected to complete a postdoctoral research project in a field relating to the main research foci of the chair History of the Modern World (i.e. transnational history, the history of knowledge, the history of imperialism/colonialism and postcolonial studies) within the four or five years under contract. Furthermore, they are to design and to teach courses tailored to the ETH student body, and occasionally to support the variegated activities at the chair (developing project applications, editing books, organizing workshops and conferences etc.).

  • Applicants are supposed to submit their curriculum vitae with documentation of their qualifications, a short proposal of their research project (three to four pages), at least one letter of reference by an academic teacher, and a letter of motivation to be sent to the address below by October 15th, 2013. For further information, please contact MA Béatrice Schatzmann-von Aesch, secretary to Prof. Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné.
  • Contact: Béatrice Schatzmann-von Aesch, History of the Modern World, ETH Zürich, RZ G 16.1, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland. Fon +41 44 632 62 82 / Fax +41 44 632 16 71. beatrice.schatzmann@gmw.gess.ethz.ch

NOTES:

  • Has anyone applied to this? To whom did you send your materials? It looks on the official listing (http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33883766) like they should go to Rolf Oertli in Human Resources?
  • Also, I'm trying to figure out what this means: [Career stage: Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)]. Does that mean you should be 4-10 years beyond your Ph.D., or just have 4-10 years research experience including the Ph.D.?
  • Rejection received 13nov - Letter or email?
  • 14/11-email. (x3)

Tufts University - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities (Deadline: 3 Feb. 2014) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships. Submission deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014

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 2014.

Please Note: This year, we will only be accepting applications in the following fields:

Anthropology
Art/Art History
Drama and Dance
History
Philosophy
Romance Languages

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 3, 2014 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 2014 appointment of the fellowship. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens. For further information, guidelines, and to download application materials, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/mellonpostdoc . Please contact Khalilah Imani Tyre by email at Humanities@tufts.edu or by phone at 617-627-3342 for any other questions.
  • Does anyone have a timeline on this one? (2/28)
  • I don't have specifics, but I was told by their admin that processing paperwork for this one takes a while, and that if we hadn't heard well into March that it wasn't necessarily a bad sign.
  • I was told that the committee would make their decision the week of March 24 and that only the selected candidates would be notified.
  • Offer received (3/20). FYI, for some reason the terms of the fellowship have changed, and so the offer was only for 2014-15. 
  • Congratulations to the person who received the offer, and thank you for posting.  Would you be willing to share which discipline/department you work in?
  • History
  • Just spoke with admin. Both offers have been made and accepted. Those of us who have not heard back were not selected. They will not be notifying those of us who were not selected (3/31)

Tulane University (LA) - Mellon Postdocs in the Humanities (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities beginning in August 2014. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2014-15. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2014 and not before September 1, 2011. They must show remarkable promise as researchers and teachers. 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 devote much of their time to strengthening their research profiles. The remainder of their time will be spent teaching one course per semester. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen interdisciplinary programs.. 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 New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, 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. 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 mission of the School of Liberal Arts is to nurture and promote innovate scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Based on a distinctive vision comprised of our interdisciplinary approach, dedication to place-based creativity, and commitment to service learning, the school provides students with an outstanding education founded on close working relationships with distinguished faculty. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at http://www.liberalarts.tulane.edu/.

Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and three sample titles with brief course descriptions of courses they would like to teach. Electronic submissions only, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses, and three letter of recommendation are due online via Interfolio by December 1, 2013. To apply please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/23365 For information, contact Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts at kgotham@tulane.edu.

  • Got locked out of Interfolio's system at 11 PM CT, 12 AM ET. Did this happen to anyone else?
  • No, not that I'm aware of.
  • This happened to me on another Mellon postdoc app that used Interfolio. Only later did I realize that they'd added a note specifying midnight Eastern Time as the cutoff. Every single Interfolio application seems to use midnight Eastern Time, so be forewarned for the next one...
  • This happened to me on another Mellon app as well. I ended up emailing my materials. They were accepted.
  • Ah, thanks for the tip! I wish I'd thought to try that.
  • The School of Liberal Arts had some interesting info when I asked via email whether they could confirm the receipt of my application: they recieved over 700 applications and expect to have a list of interviewees by late January. 12/10
  • Request for additional materials (2 writing samples).  Was told that each department will select roughly 2 candidates from its short list to Skype interview, hopefully before Mardi Gras.  (1/9) (x3)
  • Does anyone know roughly total how many people are still in the running for this, and how many will be made offers?
  • What department?
  • I am not original poster, but got this call as well. Call from Communication dept. 1/9
  • OP here.  Communication as well.
  • Any word whether other departments have asked for more materials? Departments other than Communications?
  • Email request for writing sample, 1/20 (history)
  • was told that the committee will be meeting feb. 3 to select 12 candidates to interview (the overarching mellon committee, not my specific department's committee)
  • received phone call from chair- they have chosen finalists to interview over the course of this month. he said they received an unprecedented number of applications, "approaching 4 digits" [posted Feb. 8] x 4
  • Did anyone ever get an offer for this one?
  • offer made 3/14 and accepted.
  • Email rejection: 3/25

Tulane University - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships, Freshman Writing Program (Deadline: 31 March 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Freshman Writing Program at Tulane University seeks post-doctoral teaching fellows for Fall 2014.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any Humanities discipline with degree in hand by July 1, 2014 as well as experience teaching composition.  The teaching load is three courses per semester in small classes of approximately fifteen.  Additional duties include active participation in pedagogy discussions as scheduled by the Director.   Fellows receive an initial three-year contract with annual review, and the contract is renewable, pending successful review, through a terminal fifth year.  Salary:  $35,000 plus benefits.  A computer will be made available for the fellow’s use during his or her tenure.  For more information on the Freshman Writing Program, please visit http://Tulane.edu/liberal-arts/english.

  • Please submit a letter of application, a CV, and a sample composition syllabus with the names of three references by March 31, 2014.  Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.  Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/24484). Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
  • Given how much instruction, grading, consultation & etc. go into teaching college writing, at least in a course worth its salt, $35,000 seems rather a pittance (x3).
  • ^ Beggars--and I'm feeling more and more like one every day--can't be choosers, but I couldn't agree more. This is that rare posting that I will not waste my time, energy, and Interfolio fees on... (x4)
  • Amen. I especially like the part where they try to entice candidates by the promise of a computer being "made available"... gee, thanks, guys. NB there is no mention of an OFFICE in which this computer might reside.
  • One wonders, will an electrical outlet also be "made available" or should the candidate include in her letter of application that she is also able to generate an electrical field capable of powering any physically adjacent electronics, all while cheerfully conducting 10 comp-classes simultaneously -- 8 MOOCs on simulcast and 2 via her powers of bi-location (these erstwhile "occult" talents having being handily rebranded for best neoliberal maximalization)?
  • While $35,000 is of course more than you friendly neighborhood community college or minor branch campus will pay you for equivalent work, there's no way that this can justify relocating.
  • Wow, anyone go to their wepage and see what itʻs like to work there? You have different administrators observe you multiple times a semester; you have to fill out self-evaluations after each of your first four semesters; need to create and submit new teaching philosophies; submit your evaluations on graded papers such that YOU will be evaluated for evaluating. Yikes, these guys will be breathing down your neck for the whole time youʻre there.
  • Skype interview scheduled (4/4). Learned that only one position is currently open, but that more may open up over the coming weeks or even months, should any current fellows take positions elsewhere during the spring hiring season. 

United States-Israel Educational Foundation - Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers - (Deadline: 1 Aug 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014/2015-2015/2016 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year.

Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year.

Further details on the program and on application procedures may be found at

http://fulbright.org.il/en/?page_id=1024
http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=4397&dc=IS
http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Application.htm
  • Applications for 2014/2015-2015/2016 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2013.
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2013-2014

University of Alabama - English / Libraries DH Postdoc (Rolling apps for Fall start [Dec. 2013 or Jan. 2014] - Apply ASAP!)Edit

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama (http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities) is pleased to invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities. The Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC) is a vibrant and dynamic community of over 80 faculty and staff members and a collaborative workspace created and maintained by the University Libraries. The post-doctoral fellow will hold a joint appointment in the University Libraries and the English Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. The fellowship offers the successful candidate support for independent research combined with the opportunity to play a leadership role in the expansion of the digital humanities community at the University of Alabama.

The successful candidate will begin the fellowship in the Fall 2013, with a 24-month appointment through the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The fellow will conduct his or her own research and work in conjunction with the ADHC staff to promote and develop the digital humanities community on campus. The fellow will deliver presentations on his or her research and on digital humanities topics more generally to University of Alabama faculty and will provide leadership in identifying, understanding, and evaluating emerging technologies based on their pedagogical, presentation, and research uses.

The committee welcomes all applicants with an active research agenda in English or a related discipline. The successful applicant will have attained a Ph.D. by December 2013 and will bring an active research project whose strong digital component could serve as a model for other faculty at the University of Alabama. The applicant should demonstrate an ability to engage broadly with digital humanities as an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

Candidates should consult the full position description posted at http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities/post-doc and then apply at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34004 . Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Thomas C. Wilson, Search Committee Chair, tcwilson@ua.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities/post-doc and https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34004

  • Deadline: No deadline, review of applications is ongoing on a rolling basis with the hope of finding a suitable candidate able to take up the position in late Fall (probably December or January).
  • This is the same job that was posted at the end of July 2013 and still has not been filled. The search committee is aware that the timing of the request for applications and the start date are out of line with the normal MLA hiring cycle. There's nothing sketchy about it; the timing is off because it's a last minute replacement hire and the university wants to fill the position as soon as possible. Please don't let the timing discourage you from applying. [posted 8/23/13]
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2014

University of Alberta - Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • provided by donations from friends of Grant Notley, matched by the Province of Alberta
  • valued at $46,000 per year for two years
  • available for research in politics, history, economy or society of Western Canada or related fields
  • one fellowship awarded each year
  • includes a one-time $4,000 travel/research grant
  • covers the cost of the University Postdoc Supplemental Health Insurance Plan. Note: PDFs are responsible for paying Alberta Health Care Premiums
  • November 18, 2013 is the deadline for prospective postdocs to submit all documents to departments.
  • Application Form.
  • So... is this topical to western canada only, or do they mean to open the geographical fields as well as the methdological fields when they say "or related fields"?

University of Alberta - Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies *established through a bequest from the late Dorothy J Killam
  • valued at $46,000 per year for two years
  • available for most fields of study
  • number of fellowships awarded varies each year (four for 2014-2015)
  • includes a one-time $4,000 travel/research grant
  • covers the cost of the University Postdoc Supplemental Health Insurance Plan. Note: PDFs are responsible for paying Alberta Health Care Premiums
  • Eligibility Requirements: Open to citizens of any country; Must have completed a doctoral degree (within 2 years post-doctorate from the time of application submission to desired department) or will do so prior to commencing fellowship; The doctoral degree obtained must be from a university other than the University of Alberta.
  • November 18, 2013 is the deadline for prospective postdocs to submit all documents to departments.
  • Application Form.
  • The application form says that you must include a scanned copy of your PhD. It would be nice if Alberta would get its act together and put some less ambigious information on line about these two fellowships. I assume that ABDs need not apply here.
  • Really? I found the Eligibility Requirements quite clear: "Must have completed a doctoral degree (within 2 years post-doctorate from the time of application submission to desired department) or will do so prior to commencing fellowship."
  • Rejection letter received today Jan 31st via email. Good luck.

University of British Columbia - Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Nomination Deadline: 29 Nov. 2013) - OFFER MADEEdit

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. It was Mrs. Killam's desire that those selected to receive fellowships: "be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person... Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character."

The number of awards presently varies between three and five per year.

Annual Value: An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years

Award Status: Active

  • Deadline: Applicants: check with departments and units (late October 2013); Departments and units: deadline for submission of nominations to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 29 November 2013.
  • NB: The November 29 deadline is for the department that has nominated you to submit its recommendation to the graduate school. Your deadline to apply to the department will be much earlier--check with the department.
  • You will need a letter of support from a potential supervisor at UBC.
  • Full guide to 2014-15 competition (pdf)
  • Does it seem fair to assume that we will be notified of whether or not we have made it past the departmental level at this point? (11/29). A: Yes. Rejection came through this afternoon (11/29)
  • Offer made (2/25)

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program seeks applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Faculty appointments: The goal of the program is to provide research opportunity and career development for scholars whose work will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. Approximately 75% of UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows have received tenure track faculty appointments. Since 2003, over 100 former fellows received faculty appointments at University of California campuses.

  • How to apply: Applications for the President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs must be submitted via the online application. Available at http://ppfp.ucop.edu/login
  • NOTE: Applicants may apply to both the University of California and the University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship programs, the UC Chancellor's and the UC-Affiliated National Laboratories programs with the same application provided they submit separate mentor letters and research proposals.
  • NOTE: All applications submitted to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will automatically be included in the competition for Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs if there is one at the UC campuses where the proposed UC faculty mentor is located. Applicants may apply to only one University of California campus.
  • Does anyone know when we might expect to hear about this?
  • Last year acceptance calls were made mid/late Feb. but rejections came later. 
  • Received email rejection 2/10, over 520 applications!
  • Have not yet received rejection email nor acceptance call. (2/11) (x9)
  • Have received an acceptance call or email or letter? (2/28) (x0)
  • Have received a rejection email? (2/28) (x1)
  • To the person(s) who received an email rejection--can you share what campus you applied to and whether the email was a group thing or individually tailored? (2/11)
  • FYI I was a finalist (AKA honrable mention) last year and was informed of it by email on 2/27/2013 this was AFTER they had made acceptance calls. 
  • Heard that they have mailed the first batch of acceptance letters. They do have a second batch (very small list). I found out that I am not on either. (2/18)
  • Dear poster, sorry to ask this of you, but since possible recipients seem to be playing this close to the chest, would you mind explaining a little further?
  • I am the "poster". Clarifying. I called the office to find out this information. And they told me I am not on the short list or the long list. In other words, there is a batch already sent. There is also a second list which is under consideration. My name is not on either of the list. I haven't gotten anything formal (meaning written down) from them. So, if you have not yet heard back, then you can assume that you are in the running. Hope it helps! Perhaps, it is the anxious ones that check these sites. The people who are sure, confident, don't bother to check this site or as you say, keep it close to their chest!! anyways, feeling sad about not making it! 
  • So you are not on either list but didnt get a rejection email either?  Then others can assume they are also in that boat right?
  • Original asker here.  Thanks for the info, and best of luck to you.  Everyone checks this site, including faculty and search committees - confidence is foolish in an oversaturated market amidst restructurings beyond our control.  Be sad, but don't be defeated!
  • "Be sad, but don't be defeated!" Thanks for this! It is the right attitude to have. The sadness cloud has passed :-) I am not sad anymore and definitely not defeated! 
  • Normally they notify by phone call, odd that they would switch to letters this year.  Does anyone else know if this is the case? 
  • I think they usually call as well as mail letters. It may very well be the case that people have received calls. 
  • One of my friends said they received a rejection letter.  But, I haven't received anything as of yet.  I emailed the coordinator to ask my status but still no word.  Someone else I know did receive the postdoctoral fellowship, but there hasn't been a word beyond that.  So, if you haven't heard by now, then you probably are either some list (the short list must be long because few people have received rejections, 2/18).
  • Perhaps some of us haven't heard either way because we're also being considered for the Chancellor's Postdoc (as the CFA explicitly said we would be)? I wish they were a little more transparent about the process, but I'm not complaining about not hearing a rejection! (2/19)
  • You will only be considered for the chancellors if you applied to a specific school that offers the chancellors. If you applied to a UC that doesn't have that as a possibility, you did not receive this postdoctoral fellowship, (2/19).
  • the above post is not entirely accurate, if you are a finalist they send out a list to all of the schools with Chancellors postdocs whether you applied there or not, but you have to find a mentor who is willing to sponsor you there and you are usually considered last after the people who originally applied there.  (2/20)
  • I'm one of the people in the first batch of emailed rejections.  When I asked for feedback on how my application was reviewed, they refused.  Apparently there were only 14 postdocs total this year. (2/22)
    • Thanks for the info and sorry you didn't get the award. 14 postdocs out of over 520 applications, I don't like those odds but I guess those of us that haven't heard back have to hold out some hope. (2/24).
    • I am also in the "I haven't heard either way" camp, and I emailed last week to inquire about my status. The response was, "deliberations for the awards are still in process. Final decisions will be sent out on March 1."
    • Still crickets here. (3/2) x8
  • I just called the office to find out some information. There were a total of 540 applications this year. Apparently, there are two rounds, one which all UC faculties review and are asked to select 60% to foward to the next round, which takes place at the president's office. Each year there are 16 awardees (4 social sciences), 4 alternates, and 16 finalists (in every discipline). I made it past the first round but not the second. Good luck to those out there that are still waiting to hear! If you didn't receive the acceptance call back around 2/10 but also did not get a rejection email until now (like me), it probably means you made it past the first round, but not the second. They're holding back until after the UC Chacellor's Fellowships are decided before sending everyone an email.  (2/28)
  • Just received the "you are a finalist" email. Got the same one last year. Supposedly finalists are still under consideration in case other fellowships open up and get forwarded for a Chancellor's postdoc if applicable. Not sure what the chances are of either happening? (2/28) x2
  • So no one on here has heard GOOD news and tons of people have heard nothing, this is sketchy. (3/4) x5
    • Yeah I'm pretty surprised no one on here is reporting that they received an offer...although they supposedly only awarded 14 so I guess maybe none of them are on here. I'm also not sure where the folks who have heard nothing stand? I'm still hoping for the Chancellor's since I did not get a President's nor am I an alternate (3/4)
  • I am a graduate student at UCI. Our department has already made a public announcement about the President's Postdoc who will be joining us this Fall. So, to clarify, there has been at least one person notified that they received the Presdient's Postdoc (3/5). She's currently talking to graduate research assistants to jump on to her project!
  • I called the office today.  If you have not heard anything you did not get the Presidents Postdoc and you are not an alternate, you are in consideration for a Chancellors postdoc.  Once they hear about those from the schools they will release all the info. The schools that dont have Chancellor's postdocs already sent out all their rejections, so that is why some have heard and some havent.  
  • What is the difference between being an alternate versus a finalist?
    • My understanding is that the alternate pool is quite small and these are the people who get an offer in the event that one of the awardees declines the fellowship. Finalist means you made it to the final round but are still behind the alternates in the pecking order so to speak (3/5)
  • I applied to a campus without a Chancellors postdoc and I still haven't heard anything either way. I'm assuming I'm out of the running at this point, but still curious why I haven't gotten a rejection if others have. Anyone else in this position? (x3 at SB, but not looking for apartments or anything).
  • So what is the real deal? Some say that if you didn't apply to a campus with a chancellor's you are out of luck and another person here said that they consider everyone (regardless of campus) but that they would still need to find another mentor. What is the truth? Anyone please? Thanks. (3/5)
  • This is quite annoying and very stressful. There is need for more transparency in this process. Specially in this day and age where phd's are having a more difficult time finding employment and academic opportunities while at the same time owe ridiculous amounts in student loans. The least you can do (I hope people in charge of this process read these comments) is create some sort of page, program whatever, that informs the rest on our status. I hope you can consider this as a suggestion for the future.(3/5)
  • Its pretty much over. If you are not a finalist then you are pretty much off the race. Just called and didnt get the postdoc :( of course. I suggest if you dont know to call. The lady was very nice. She said they are able to release information on a one to one basis. So if you are dying to know I suggest you call. Good luck.
  • Here's the story, which I got from my call (didn't get it, no chancellor's option at my target campus): They aren't notifying people en masse because the whole online system works as a unit. Until they've allotted the various chancellor's postdocs, they won't send out the announcements, even if your campus doesn't have a chancellor's postdoc and your decision has been made. And, yes, the lady was very nice.
  • Finally received my long, long awaited rejection email on April 2. (x3 - I knew it was coming, but it was such a relief to get it finally!)
  • Ditto. I liked how they sent out the announcement about the UCSB Black Studies Research Postdoc the day before, implicitly acknowledging our unofficial rejections. Stay classy, UCPPFP. 
  • ^ EXACTLY MY REACTION. But then again, UCOP has never had a very good reputation...

University of California, Berkeley - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Berkeley Chancellorʹs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under‐represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non‐traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

  • Award and Tenure: Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for tenure‐track appointments on the Berkeley campus. Each award is for a 12‐month period, with the potential of renewal for an additional term upon demonstration of academic productivity.
  • Salary: The annual award provides a salary starting at $41,496, depending on field and level of experience. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, four weeks paid time off and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application
  • Application: All applicants for the Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu/. The mentor’s letter should address the department’s future hiring plans and the applicant’s potential for appointment at UC Berkeley.
  • Applications must be completed online by November 1.
  • any news?
  • Heard people who didn't receive it already got emails stating so. Any one who has received it early?

University of California, Berkeley - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy (Deadline: 9 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy- oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last five years. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
  • Application deadline is December 9, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/378792
  • - Be aware everyone. The requirements at the website http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/ciriacy.php are NOT the same as what you will be asked for in the application. They also want a cover letter. So after 3 hours of prep, thinking I'm ready to submit, alas, I am not. (frustrated today!)
  • Curious as to whether anyone has received acceptance/rejection letters.

University of California - Berkeley - Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Human Rights Program (Deadline: 10 Feb. 2014) - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Human Rights Program at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer position for the 2014-2015 academic year.

We are seeking an academic who is currently engaged in research on the historical and theoretical foundations of human rights, and has completed all degree requirements except the dissertation by June 30, 2014. Additionally, a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field in the humanities or social sciences received by the start date.

Applications must include a CV, a statement on teaching experience (1000 word maximum), a statement on human rights research experience and the research proposed for the fellowship period (1000 word maximum), and two letters of recommendation.

To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00344. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters will be provided by a third party (such as a dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Questions may be addressed to The Human Rights Program, University of California, Berkeley, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550, or by email: lynsayskiba@berkeley.edu.

Awards will be announced by early March. Selection will be based on candidates’ demonstrated potential to enrich human rights teaching and research at Berkeley.

Appointment will be for one academic year as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, with the possibility of a one-year renewal for 2015-16. The fellow will be expected to participate in human rights research seminars and colloquia on campus. The fellow will also teach one course per year and advise undergraduate and graduate students on their human rights projects. Salary range will be $39,264 – $44,340, depending on years of experience, and includes medical benefits for the candidate and dependents. Fellows will be provided $5,000 in research funds and a $1,500 computer and technology allowance. The position will be tenable as of July 1, 2014, and fellows are required to be in residence from August 15, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Eligible applicants may not hold a tenure-track position, and fellows may not have any other appointment during the fellowship period. Applications from international scholars are accepted, but fellowship awards are contingent upon eligibility to work legally in the United States. If necessary, Berkeley will sponsor the scholar for a J-1 visa.

  • All items must be submitted no later than February 10, 2014.

-- Any news here? (3/10)

Received email on 3/10 that offers had been made and that there is an active shortlist.

University of California, Davis - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or

LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Selection: UC Davis is funding three Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Chancellor's Office supports two of the fellowships, and the UC Davis School of Medicine supports the third. These Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows are selected from the pool of applicants who identify mentors at UC Davis and submit their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Chancellor. Applications from candidates in the health field are reviewed by faculty appointed by the Dean and Vice Chancellor at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Criteria: Qualified scholars who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on 7/1/2014. Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for tenure-track appointments on the Davis campus. The fellowship will be for up to two academic years in residence at the Davis campus.

  • Application: All applicants for the UC Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at: http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/ppfp/how-to-apply.html The mentor’s letter should address the department’s future hiring plans and the applicant’s potential for appointment at UC Davis. Applications must be completed online by November 1, 2013, 11:59 PM, PST. (NOTE: faculty letters are due December 1, 2013.)
  • any news on this? Have fellows been selected yet? (3/11) x 1

University of California, Irvine - Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - AWARD MADEEdit

Beginning in 2013, UC Irvine funds up to two Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. The Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are reviewed by a committee of Faculty Equity Advisors.

Criteria: Candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2013

The Program: The UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Awards and Tenure: Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for tenure-track appointments on the Irvine campus. The Fellowship will be for up to two academic years, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, and subject to state budgetary considerations.

Salary: The annual award provides an annual salary of $42,000. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, four weeks paid time off and up to $4,000 for research-related and program travel expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must receive a doctorate by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2013.

  • Application Process: All applicants for the UCI Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mentor’s letter should address the department’s future hiring plans and the applicant’s potential for appointment at UC Irvine. Applications must be completed online by November 1. Awards will be announced in March. Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to Program Manager Dina Jankowski at djankows@uci.edu.
  • Notified today that the Chancellor's postdocs for UCI have been decided. Did not receive the award.
  • how were you notified? via email? letter?
  • I was notified via email, but it was in response to an email inquiry I sent to the program manager last week (3/7). 

University of California, Los Angeles - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an additional opportunity to engage in the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for a candidate who intends to spend their fellowship year(s) at UCLA. Application is through the UC PPFP, and candidates will be considered for funding from both programs.

For information on the UC PPFP, you can follow this link to http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/ppfp/uc_ppfp.html or email the main program office at ppfpinfo@berkeley.edu.

  • Online application is due November 1 each year, and reference and mentor letters are due December 1.
  • Any idea when these will be announced? No luck calling office directly. (3/10)

University of California, San Diego - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

UC San Diego funds up to two Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. The Chancellor's Office supports one of the fellowships, and the other is supported by a department expressing interest in hosting a fellow. The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors at UC San Diego and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are reviewed by Faculty Equity Advisors.

  • All applicants for the UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit their application to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/ppfp/how-to-apply.html. The mentor's letter should address the department's future hiring plans and the applicant's potential for appointment at UC San Diego. Applications must be completed online by November 1. Awards will be mentioned in March and April. Questions about the application process may be directed to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: diversity@ucsd.edu, 858-822-3542.

University of Cambridge - Research Associate, ERC-funded Project 'The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire' - (Deadline: 18 Apr. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 2-year Research Associate to work on the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965.
  • Applicants are encouraged to look at the project website (www.warcrimesandempire.com) and contact the project director, Dr Barak Kushner, bk284@cam.ac.uk, ahead of time
  • "Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will examine East Asian relations concerning the dissolution of the Japanese empire and war crimes, widely defined. The researcher will mainly focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing Chinese, Japanese or Korean related archives dealing with this topic. S/he will also examine relevant published texts and secondary research in related languages and appropriate bibliographical references. S/he will be expected to work toward producing his/her own monograph within their contract time and perhaps an additional peer-reviewed article. The researcher will also be required to assist in the administration of the project (including various symposia), especially organisation of 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" (20-23 September 2014). Light teaching of up to one class or supervisions may be required."
  • "Requirements: The applicant should have completed his/her PhD, submitted their thesis and had their viva (if necessary) by the time he or she arrives at Cambridge for the start of the position. A demonstrable commitment to the aims of the project and genuine enthusiasm in such research will also be essential, as will the ability to work effectively as part of a team and on individual initiative. A research associate will be expected to have a 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. Candidates need not necessarily have knowledge of the Japanese language but their research must be related to the end of the Japanese empire and early Cold War."
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 18 April. 2014.

University of Cambridge - Corpus Christi College - JRF - (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One three-year Research Fellowship. College members & graduates may apply in any topic area, but all other applicants are restricted to applications in: Epidemiology, Materials Science, Classics, or Enlightenment Studies.
  • The Research Fellowship is open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2014 will have completed not more than five years of research [nb: this may include time spent in a PhD programme]
  • "Research Fellows are full members of the College’s Governing Body. Stipendiary Research Fellows have access to a limited stock of College flats and sets. If available they are provided rent free or a living out allowance is offered. The estimated stipend will be in the region of £17,800. Research Fellows are allowed to teach up to six hours per week for additional remuneration, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of Leckhampton, the College’s graduate centre. An annual allowance for research expenditure is available and privileges include free medical insurance, some meals, and a small entertainment allowance."
  • "Applications may be made via https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/corpusjrf.aspx. You will need a c.v. together with a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining your present and proposed research (pdf documents only), and the names and contact details of two referees familiar with your work."
  • Deadline: midday [GMT] 15 Oct. 2013

University of Cambridge - CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Soc Sci & Hums) - Research Associate 'Visual Representations of the Third Plague' (Africa) - (Deadline: 23 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 4-year research associate to work on the ERC funded 'Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic'
  • "Led by Dr Christos Lynteris (PI), the project will run from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018. The project team will consist of three postdoctoral research associates who will work independently and in collaboration with each other and the director of the project. Each of the three posts will be held for 4 years, starting 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2018."
  • This advert is for a specialist in Africa: key areas South Africa, Senegal, Egypt, Madagascar; secondary areas: Nigeria, Tunisia.  Applications are encouraged with regard to historical, anthropological and cultural studies of Africa. Applicants who can demonstrate experience of historical or anthropological research on medical issues or visual culture in Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The project will collect and analyse primarily photographs as well as other visual documents of the third plague pandemic, which broke out in 1855 in Southwest China and raged across the globe until 1959, causing the death of approximately 12 million people. The aim of the project is to engage in a historical and anthropological analysis of this unprecedented global network of epidemiological photography, underlining its role in the negotiation of geopolitical, colonial and biopolitical relations at the turn of the twentieth century. While investigating the visual record of plague in their respective regions, researchers will engage in a collaborative and interdisciplinary analysis of the entangled history of the visual representation of the third plague pandemic, taking as a common analytical ground four different but vitally interlinked aspects of the visual representation of the pandemic: a) the built environment; b) civil disturbance and public order; c) death, corpses and burial; d) race, class and discrimination.  The postdoctoral research associate will cover the regional cluster of Africa, in areas afflicted by the third plague pandemic. The research associate will be expected to conduct research on the visual representations of the third plague pandemic in Africa through an examination of relevant published and archival sources. The research associate is expected to participate in weekly work-in-progress seminars relating to the project and to provide the PI with regular work reports."
  • Application is via the CRASSH online application system by midday GMT on 23 January 2014. For further details of the post and instructions on how to apply, please see the CRASSH website www.crassh.cam.ac.uk ... Please quote reference VM01734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: (midday GMT) 23 Jan. 2014
  • Planned interview date (TBC) 28 Feb. 2014
  • has anyone heard anything? 2/19
  • email reject 2/24

University of Cambridge - CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Soc Sci & Hums)- Mellon Newton Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - (Deadline: 27 Feb. 2014) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • Two-year interdisciplinary postdoctoral Research Fellowships based at CRASSH.  The programme, funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, is aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities. The fellowships enable postdoctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. Since its start, the programme has appointed six fellows and information about previous and current fellows can be found on the CRASSH website.
  • Fellows are expected to propose a research project that should relate to the Centre’s theme, [1]The Location of Knowledge (under the tab Theme 2013-15). As well as conducting their own research, Fellows are expected to initiate or co-ordinate a project at CRASSH. Such projects might include: convening a cross-disciplinary Graduate/Faculty research group; organising workshops, colloquia, or a conference in their field; creating an interdisciplinary research network; spearheading a collaborative cross-School or inter-institutional research initiative.  Like most postdoctoral fellows at Cambridge, they can at their discretion take on some tutorial teaching if they wished, to a maximum of 4-6 hours per week.  Fellows report to the Director, Professor Simon Goldhill, and in addition are assigned an appropriate Faculty mentor or mentors to link them to the wider research and teaching context in their field(s). Mellon/Newton Research Fellows will have a strong academic record and the potential to make a significant contribution to interdisciplinary research initiatives, new or existing, at CRASSH and the University of Cambridge. Applicants must have:
    • A good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area of the arts, social sciences, or humanities, the doctorate being awarded by the deadline (27 February 2014) and not more than five years before 1 October 2014;
    • Evidence of ability to engage in high-level research in an interdisciplinary context, with publications and particiaption in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
    • Evidence of ability and/or aptitude for organising and participating in collaborative research initiatives/projects;
    • A research proposal closely related to the Centre's theme;
    • Native or near native competence in English.
  • Appointment will be made for two years from 1 October 2014 and is non-renewable. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Mellon/Newton  Research Fellow is currently £28,132-£36,661.  A travel and research expenses allowance of up to £3000 per annum will be available. Further Information can be downloaded here. Application Procedure
  • Applications should be made via the online system  by midday on 27 February 2014, and must include the following information.  All sections of the form must be completed - see the guidance below.
    • Curriculum Vitae uploaded as PDF
    • Project Title & Description:  Enter the details of your Research Proposal here (1500-2000 words, maximum 10,000 characters).  This is your own research and should relate to the Centre's theme, The Location of Knowledge.
    • In the first Additional Material section of the form, upload a CRASSH project proposal, (about a page outlining your ideas for CRASSH-related project, as distinct from your own research proposal) up to 500 words, uploaded as PDF. 
    • A Sample of Writing, uploaded as PDF in the field indicated, of no more than 10,000 words each and should be the work that best indicates the candidate's suitability for this project. The writing sample can be published work or a chapter from the applicant’s thesis.
    • Completed form CHRIS 6, Parts 1 & 3 only, uploaded as pdf file in the Additional Material field
    • The names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with applicant's work, and who must submit confidential academic references via the online system by the closing date. It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are received by the deadline.
  • Interviews are planned for Friday 23 May 2014.
  • Shortlisted candidates invited for interview will be informed by 30 April 2014. We regret that we will only contact shortlisted candidates. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Simon Goldhill, sdg1001@cam.ac.uk. Information about the application process can be directed to the Administrator, Catherine Hurley, ch335@cam.ac.uk.
  • Any update on the longlist? I.e. anyone shortlisted for interview? [posted 28 April]
  • 1 May- all invitations have been issued, if you have only silence, it's a rejection. Confirmed by admin today.

University of Cambridge, CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities)/Faculty of English - 6 Postdoctoral Research Associates (Deadline: 30 Apr. 2014) [two adverts, second here] - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

University of Cambridge, CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) - Research Fellowship (Deadline: 20 July 2014)Edit

  • One 2-year Research Fellowship "aimed at economic historians working on France in the 19th century.  The fellowship will enable a postdoctoral fellow to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. ", to begin 1 Oct 2014
  • "As well as conducting their own research, Fellows are expected to initiate and co-ordinate a project at CRASSH. Such projects might include: convening a cross-disciplinary Graduate/Faculty research group; organising workshops, colloquia, or a conference in the field; creating an interdisciplinary research network; spearheading a collaborative cross-School or inter-institutional research initiative.  Like most postdoctoral fellows at Cambridge, they can at their discretion take on some tutorial teaching if they wished, to a maximum of 4-6 hours per week.  Fellows report to the Director, Professor Simon Goldhill, and in addition are assigned an appropriate Faculty mentor or mentors to link them to the wider research and teaching context in their field(s)."
  • Applicants must have: A good first degree and a doctorate in the subject area of history, and at least two years of prior postdoctoral experience by the deadline; Evidence of ability to engage in high-level research in an interdisciplinary context, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career; Evidence of ability and/or aptitude for organising and participating in collaborative research initiatives/projects; A research proposal closely related to the theme of the spatial dynamics of capitalism; Native or near native competence in English.
  • Application is via the CRASSH online application system by midday GMT on 20 July 2014. For further details of the post and instructions on how to apply, please see the CRASSH website www.crassh.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference VM03662 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 20 Jul. 2014

University of Cambridge - Emmanuel College - JRFs (Deadline: 3 Oct 2013) -  DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 3 three-year Junior Research Fellowships in any subject (plus one in biological/medical sciences), to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "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 at the University of Cambridge awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply."
  • "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 2012. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive."
  • "Dissertations are not required at this stage, but it is essential to have written work on hand...Please ensure that your contact details on your application are kept updated at that time (preferably giving your e-mail, mobile, or telephone details). No interviews are held and written work is rigorously assessed."
  • Deadline: 5pm (GMT) 3 Oct. 2013
  • Short-lists will be drawn up by 19 Nov [at which point written work will be requested]
  • It is hoped that elections will be made no later than 20 Jan. 2014
  • Email rejection 11/20 x5

University of Cambridge - Fitzwilliam College - JRF in History (Deadline: 17 Nov 2013) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • Three-year Isaac Newton Trust funded Junior Research Fellowship in History, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "The Fellowship is open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion.  The function of these Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.  The Research Fellow will be expected to undertake up to four hours of small group teaching and to become a member of the Governing Body of the College"
  • "A total of 11 Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 900 applications were received."
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the JRF Joint Application Scheme website from 16 October 2013: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • Deadline: 17 Nov. 2013
  • Rejection email received, 1/13. First stage of application process completed; they received over 900 applications.
  • Request for more materials, 1/13 x2
  • Invited to interview (by Fitzwilliam) 04/03, not heard from the other colleges in the group.

University of Cambridge - Girton College - Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the History of Girton College (Deadline: 21 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year research postdoctoral position to write a "scholarly history of Girton College in the lead up to the 150th anniversary of our foundation.", to begin Oct. 2014
  • "The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university with no age limit. The successful application will be research-active, have an interest in women’s history and the history of higher education, and be familiar with the role that Girton College has played in these areas."
  • Candidates should include a statement of not more than 1000 words summarising their present research and provide a sample of written work up to a limit of 10,000 words
  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview 3 Dec.

University of Cambridge - Magdalene College - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion:

European Union funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge, England

The Centre for History and Economics at Cambridge invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship in Southeast Asian studies, starting on 1 January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in connection with the research programme on Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion (SEATIDE) and in particular the work on ‘National and Transnational Exchange of Information’. It is based at Magdalene College and funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. See further information about the programme at http://www.seatide.eu/?content=home and about the post at http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/jobs.htm.

The fellowship is not associated with a fellowship of a Cambridge college, but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend is £28,685 and the position is pensionable.

  • Applications with a CV, statement of research interests and contacts of two referees should be sent to ihm22@cam.ac.uk by 30 September 2013. The Centre follows an equal opportunities policy.

University of Cambridge - Magdalene College - Lumley Fellowship (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One three-year Junior Research Fellowship in the Humanities (+ one in Sciences)
  • Applications are invited from graduates, male or female, from any university. Candidates should normally have completed two or three years of research and may have written a PhD dissertation. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview; and the expenses of travel within the United Kingdom only will be paid by the College
  • For further details & online application form see here
  • Deadline: noon [GMT] 18 Nov. 2013.
  • Any news? (1/25) Nope (1/28)
  • Anything yet? (2/12)
  • (2/15) Nothing, and I suspect at this stage that nothing means a rejection.  They had included a very detailed timeline with this competition with the deadline for requests for additional materials around 19 January - if I remember correctly.  

University of Cambridge, Newnham College - Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Three year stipendary or non-stipendary Junior Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • Unless you graduated from Newnham, your subject must fall in one of the following fields: "History, Architecture, History of Art, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity"
  • Newnham is a women only college and only female graduates will be considered.
  • "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. Application information may be obtained from the College’s website ...applications must be submitted on-line via the Application Information document to be found there.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 13 Dec and must submit "a dissertation or other written work" online by 20 Dec.  Final decisions by 21 Feb. 2014
  • email rejection (12/6) x4
  • nothing yet
  • Offer made and accepted (2/17) (friend of mine)

University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College - Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: 11 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year stipendary Research Fellowships, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "Candidates must by the 1st October 2014 have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification or equivalent.  They should be capable of performing unsupervised post-graduate research. Candidature is also restricted to those who commenced full-time research work on a Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 October 2010. Furthermore, candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland"
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2013
  • email rejection received 11/19

University of Cambridge - St Catherine's College- Research Fellowships (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One three year stipendary Junior Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (or, if a graduate of the college, in any subject), to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "Fellowships will normally be awarded to those who have recently completed their PhD research, or are close to completion.  Candidates should not have been engaged in postdoctoral research for more than one year, nor have already held a College Research Fellowship"
  • "Applications should be made via the College website where further particulars are available. Any enquiries should be addressed to the Master's Secretary, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL, e-mail: masters.secretary@caths.cam.ac.uk."
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013
  • Email rejection: 25 Nov. 2013 (x5)

University of Cambridge & University of Oxford- Postdoctoral Research Associates in philosophy or foundations of physics (Deadline: 25 Oct 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 3-year postdoctoral Research Associates to work on the project " "Information at the Quantum Physics/Statistical Mechanics Nexus: Entropy, Time Asymmetry, Probability and Perspective."
  • Positions run 1 Jan 2013-31 Dec 2016, "One post will be employed by Oxford University, and based at the Oxford Philosophy Faculty; the other post will be employed by Cambridge University, and based at the Cambridge Philosophy Faculty in central Cambridge. Applicants for either post will be considered for the other unless they specify otherwise in their application. The project is directed by Dr Chris Timpson (Oxford) and Professor Huw Price FBA (Cambridge), and is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation."
  • "The positions would be suitable for candidates with backgrounds either in philosophy of physics or in foundations of physics, in particular in the following areas: foundations of statistical mechanics, foundations of quantum mechanics; quantum information; the nature and origin of temporal asymmetries."
  • "The Oxford postholder will work on the relationship between quantum information theory and statistical mechanics. The Cambridge postholder will work on some subset of the following issues: causality and locality in quantum foundations, and temporal symmetries and asymmetries in information processing, in statistical mechanics, and in probabilistic and causal reasoning."
  • Phd must be in hand by Jan 2014
  • "Applications for both posts will be administered by the University of Cambridge using the online Job Applications system at www2.phil.cam.ac.uk/jobappsonline"
  • Deadline: 3pm (GMT) 25 Oct. 2013 with interviews intended to take place early November.

University of Cambridge - Woolf Institute - Junior Research Fellow (Deadline: 6 Sept 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three-year research fellowship "to work on a comparative European study on trust", to begin 1 Oct 2013
  • "The study will examine trust between and amongst faith communities in four European cities: Paris, Berlin, London, and Rome. The suitable candidate should have some knowledge of religion in a European context and the capacity to conduct qualitative research. Knowledge of French, German, or Italian in order to conduct research in multiple cities is also necessary. The JRF must possess a PhD in a relevant discipline and be able to live in or commute easily to Cambridge. The salary is £26,000 plus benefits. The exact start date is negotiable but should be no later than October 1, 2013"
  • Deadline: 6 Sept. 2013
  • Intend to interview 18 Sept.

University of Chicago - Harper and Schmidt Fellows (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows will begin accepting applications this fall 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. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.

Applicants must submit applications to be considered in one of the two program areas listed below. Please make sure you review these options carefully before beginning your application.

Core courses in the Humanities
Core courses in the Social Sciences/History of European Civilization Core Sequence

The Fellowships 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, 2014. 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 2014-2015 will be $62,500.

  • The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2014.

Online Application

Deadline: November 1, 2013 at 11:59PM CST

As part of your online application, you will need to provide the contact information for three references. Note: You will also have the option to have Interfolio.com submit your letters of recommendation instead of having individuals submit references online. (More information is available on Interfolio's website.)

To complete your application, you'll need to upload the following supporting documents:

A curriculum vitae
A description of either your dissertation or your most recent major research project, not to exceed 2000 words.
A teaching statement, not to exceed 750 words, describing your methods and goals in teaching a text in a general education course. Applicants should write about a text of their own choosing. Examples in the Humanities include Plato's Symposium, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Shakespeare's Tempest, Woolf's A Room of One's Own, or Wright's Native Son. For the Social Sciences, examples include Weber's Protestant Ethic, Marx's 18th Brumaire, Plato's Republic, Machiavelli's The Prince, Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, a selection from The Federalist Papers, or essays from Geertz's Interpretation of Cultures.

NOTE: Your three online recommendations must also be received no later than November 15, 2013 at 11:59PM CST.

Applications will be accepted beginning on September 9, 2013.

  • Online applications must be completed by November 1, 2013 at 11:59PM CST. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online by November 15, 2013 at 11:59PM CST.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us via email at fellows@lists.uchicago.edu.
  • Q: Has anyone, Humanities or SS, been asked for more materials yet? (16/12)

Humanities Search

  • request for more materials (writing sample, past syllabi plus evals)  (12/16) x4 <--Hum or SS?
  • Humanities (x7)
  • would those who have had materials requests be wiling to share how these requests were sent (email, snail mail, phone?)  Thanks! (I received an email this morning, saying interviews would be scheduled in second half of January, with campus visits taking place in February and March. x5)
  • Invite for on-campus interview, via email on 1/23 (Humanities) x3
  • Any rejections along the invites? (no word yet, as of 3/20-- last year, first to hear was 3/21, and final rejections didn't go out till early May)
  • Offer made and accepted 4/17--Does this mean 3/17? Or are you referring to last year?
  • Have interviewees mostly heard back one way or the other? Anyone else? I know S.S. has contacted people. But what about the Humanities committee (aside from the one offer above)?
    • I received a Humanities offer on 3/17, which I subsequently accepted

Social Sciences Search

  • received request for additional materials for Social Sciences (1/3)x2, as did i (1/5)x2
  • Request for additional materials for Social Sciences on 1/6 (thought I was out!) x2
  • Request for additional materials for Social Sciences on 1/7 (prolonging the agony) x2
    • Any news on interviews in Social Sciences?
    • Nothing yet (Feb 6.) since last month's requets for more materials...
  • Campus interview request on 2/6. (FWIW, I was asked for additional materials on the last of the three above days.)
  • How many fellows do they ultimately take in SS?
    • This varies each year depending on how many current fellows roll off. Sometimes they don't know how many they will take until later in Spring. Means our hopes hang in the balance that much longer.
  • Any idea how many on-campus interviews there are?
  • Has anyone else recieved an interview request? - Nope, the program has said in the past that they move "incrementally" with interview requests, but in the wikis from the last two years, it never seems that anyone posts after the first initial invitations.  Either there are candidates that aren't posting to the wiki or the first invitations are it.  My guess is we are no longer being considered if we didn't hear anything on the 6th - but only a guess. (2/12)
  • Received invitation for campus interview (3/14)
  • ^Thanks for letting us know about the mid-March invitation-- that is encouraging news for those of us still waiting! Any sense as to whether they will continue to interview, or how "short" the short list is for those of us who submitted additional materials? Good luck to you!
  • I've heard that over 60 applicants were asked to submit additional materials for the SS stream.
  • Offer made and accepted (3/20)
  • more interviews took place in beginning of April
  • decline phone call for some on-campus candidates the week of April 14th

University of Chicago - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

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 nominations and applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).

Number of Scholarships: This year, with generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Office of the Provost will award four 2-year postdoctoral scholarships to promising junior scholars in all fields.

Eligibility: Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent) before the scholarship start date, and must be no more than three years beyond receiving that degree. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are not eligible.

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 healthcare and other benefits through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.

  • Application Process: Please visit the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship website at http: //provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu
  • Deadlines: 2014 Scholarship applications will be accepted through November 1, 2013 and reference letters must be received by November 15, 2013. The deadline for nominations by University of Chicago Faculty is October 15, 2013.
  • Contact us: provostpostdoc@uchicago.edu or Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarship, The University of Chicago, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Suite 510, Chicago, IL 60637
  • QUESTION:  Does anyone know the timeframe for when decision are made on this award? <-- They announce the postdoc selections in mid March. (11/3/13)
  • Have they send requests for writing materials? (01/06)
  • No. They sent out requests in late January for the last competition, so I'm guessing this year's timeline will be similar. 
  • QUESTION: Are we sure they are going to ask for writing samples? Details about the application process for this year didn't explicitly mention anything about writing samples being a part of it. Were writing samples explicitly mentioned in the application material for last years round? (01/07/14)
  • Writing Sample Requested (1/27) x2
  • Was writing sample request from a specific department or the full campus selection committee?
  • Full campus selection committee, finalists will be notified in early March (2/6)
  • Recieved email that I had made it to the final selection round. "We will call the selected recipients Tuesday (4th March) afternoon to make offers." (3/1)
  • Received phone call on Tuesday (3/4).

University of Chicago, Human Rights Program (Deadline: 31 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  •  One-year (renewable to two years) Post-doctoral Lecturer position.
  • Responsibilities include the design and teaching of three courses over three terms, participation in the activities of the Human Rights Program, and advising a small number of bachelor’s or master’s theses.
  • Salary is $43,000, plus benefits, $2000 research account and $1000 towards moving expenses.

University College London (UK) - Research Associate, Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s - (Deadline: 14 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Research post-doc to work on the AHRC-funded project Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s
  • This project aims " to collect and analyse the cultural memories of a diverse group of people who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain, in order to demonstrate what light the experience of cinema-going sheds on broader questions of how the decade of the 1960s is remembered and interpreted. The position of Research Associate has become available because the previous RA is leaving to take up a permanent lectureship.
  • 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.
  • This post is initially funded until 31 December 2015 (the project end date).
  • Applicants must have a completed PhD (by April 2014) 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;  experience of running and maintaining a website; and a commitment to the meticulous collection and conservation of data, including paper files and sound recordings.
  • Applicants should apply online
  • Deadline: 14 Mar. 2014
    • Intend to interview 21 Mar.

University of Delaware (DE) - Postdoctoral Researchers in Writing Pedagogy (3 Positions) - Deadline: 3 July 2014 (review begins) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher positions focusing on Writing Pedagogy. We seek candidates who hold a PhD in any of the areas of English Studies represented in our department, including rhetoric and composition, literary and cultural studies (see our website for areas of particular strength), English Education, film, creative writing, environmental humanities, print and material culture studies, African American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, professional writing, and transatlantic/transnational studies. The successful candidates will be engaged in the theory and practice of teaching critical writing and will be asked to draw on their scholarly training to design a seminar-style course introducing students to writing at the university.

Appointment will begin August 16, 2015 and the starting salary in 2015-16 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition. Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition. Applicants must hold a PhD by the time they begin teaching. Contract is for an initial period of one year, with possibility for renewal for two additional one year terms.

The Department of English includes some of the top scholars and educators of a broad range of fields. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community determined to lead the way in re-energizing and redefining the integrated arts of critical research and writing across the spectrum of print and digital media. We seek applicants capable of engaging with our students, and contributing to our community, with expertise, imagination, and passion. These Postdoctoral Researchers will benefit from the department’s strong affiliations with interdisciplinary studies programs on campus, organizations associated with UD faculty (including the Winterthur Museum, Folger Library, Hagley Museum, and The Library Company of Philadelphia), and numerous other archives and resources in the region.

Applicants should visit http://www.udel.edu/udjobs and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter, in which you discuss your aims in teaching writing, a CV, and a brief proposal for a writing course that speaks to the goals posted at http://www.english.udel.edu/programs/writing/Pages/engl110.aspx. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, teaching materials, and letters of reference.

  • Applications received by July 3, 2014, will be given first consideration.
  • I don't get it--why do they want to begin reviewing applications over a year before the position begins?
  • The linked posting actually says, "Appointment will begin August 16, 2014." Is the wiki text taken from somewhere else, or is that an error?
  • Moved from Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15 [originally stated start date in 2015 has been corrected on U Delaware HR site: "Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition."] (07/19)

University of Dublin, Trinity College (Irl.) - Postdoctoral research fellowship in European history (Deadline: 29 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two year research postdoctoral position in European History, to begin 6 Jan 2014
  • to work on a "European Research Area (HERA) funded research project entitled ‘Making War, Mapping Europe: Militarized Cultural Encounters, 1792-1920’...[which] brings together scholars from Freie Universität Berlin, Trinity College Dublin and the Universities of York and Swansea in a collaborative international research project examining militarized cultural encounters in Europe and its borderlands during the long nineteenth century.  This transnational research explores the experiences of British, French and German armies in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Balkans and the Middle East from the Revolutionary wars to the First World War and asks how military cultural encounters helped to shape collective perceptions of ‘the self’ and ‘the other’, of Europe and its borders, in the period between 1792 and 1920."
  • Application details & further information here
  • Deadline: noon 29 Nov. 2013

University of Edinburgh, Chancellor's Fellowships - History, Classics & Archaeology (Deadline: 7 Feb. 2014) -- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 5-year fellowships, acting as tenure track to a permanent positions
  • "These 5-year Fellowships are intended to support candidates at the start of their independent academic careers. Subject to satisfactory review at the end of year 3, the Fellow will then move to a standard University academic open-ended contract. It is anticipated that most appointees will be successful in obtaining an open ended contract."
  • "We are looking for highly talented academics who will contribute to our continued achievement of excellence in research. Colleagues addressing data intensive research are encouraged. You will already be working in an independent research capacity and will be developing your reputation for high quality research. Chancellor’s Fellows also make an important contribution to enriching student learning experiences through their research, teaching and personal tutoring. You will concentrate on research initially, but will be trained in teaching skills and progressively take up this core academic activity. As we are a global University, we are interested in candidates from any location and we can offer relocation support."
  • Deadline: 7 Feb. 2014
  • [8 Jan] NB: the University's jobs website appears to be down.
  • These fellowships have run in previous years - see 2012-13 & 2011-12
  • Any word on this?
  • 4 March- nothing yet but still a bit early (my app is to ECA).
  • March 12 - Received a rejection email today.
  • Anyone else receive a rejection? (3/13)
  • What fields?
  • March 14 - e-mail rejection for application to College of Art (x 2)
  • March 15 - Nothing yet, applied to HCA, but probably just a different schedule from ECA. I'll expect my rejection on Monday or Tuesday... 
  • March 16 - Havent heard anything from HCA yet either.
  • I was the original (March 12) rejectee, and that was for philosophy.
  • March 18 - HCA rejection (x2)
March 15- email rejection for College of Art (& I know of one other)
April 1 - When will those who got interviewed get notified about the outcome?
April 17 - any news on the outcome of the interviews (rejections/offers etc)?

University of Edinburgh, Reid School of Music: Research Fellow in Music (Deadline: 26 Nov 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • University of Edinburgh -Reid School of Music, College of Humanities and Social Science
  • This is a full-time post, available for three years, to provide research support to Prof Raymond MacDonald during his term in office as Head of the Reid School of Music.
  • This includes spending approx. 40% of the post holder's time in years one and two providing research and administrative support to The Scottish Music Health and Wellbeing Network, funded by the Carnegie Trust for the University of Scotland (grant held by Prof MacDonald). The network aims to create a multidisciplinary research infrastructure that fosters innovative collaboration between Scottish researchers and practitioners involved in music and health, and create new pathways of translating research findings into clinical practice, involving patients and practitioners.
  • This post is full time and fixed term for 3 years.
  • The salary is £30,424 - £36,298.00 per annum.
  • The closing date is 5pm GMT on Tuesday 26th November 2013.

University of Exeter (UK): Associate Research Fellow, Medical History] (Deadline: 20 Sept 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two-year research fellowship "to work with Professor Mark Jackson on an interdisciplinary Wellcome Trust funded research project entitled 'Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine’"
  • "Incorporating methods and approaches from across the humanities, arts and social sciences, this project explores three key aspects of formulations of balance in modern medicine: The development, application and reception of scientific theories of neurological balance as well as therapeutic strategies for attaining bodily balance / Scientific and clinical accounts and patient experiences of coping with mental illness and maintaining work-life balance / Arguments about the relationship between ecological balance and the prevention of chronic diseases, including mental illness, obesity and heart disease."
  • "This full time Wellcome Trust funded post is available from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2016"
  • Deadline: 20 Sept. 2013
  • Intend to interview early mid-October

University of Exeter (UK) Egenis, centre for the study of life sciences: (Associate) Research Fellows - (Deadline: 9 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSED Edit

  • Two 3-year postdoctoral positions (Research or Associate Research Fellows according to experience) to work with Professor John Dupré on the project a Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology, starting no later than 1 Oct 2014
  • " The successful applicants will collaborate with and assist Professor Dupré on all aspects of this project, while at the same time developing an independent research programme relating to either systems/synthetic biology, or microbiology. More information on the project can be found at:  http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/projects/aprocessontologyforcontemporarybiology/."
  • "In addition to pursuing a programme of research agreed with the PI, the successful applicants will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.The successful applicants, if appointed as a Research Fellow, will have an established reputation in philosophy of science; expertise in philosophy of biology or process philosophy would be an advantage. An Associate Research Fellow appointee will have a strong background in similar areas, and provide evidence of the ability to produce outstanding research. The successful applicants will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and, if appointed as a Research Fellow, to provide mentorship of more junior staff and PhD students."
  • "For further information please contact Professor John Dupré, e-mail j.a.dupre@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 725127."
  • Deadline: 9 Mar. 2014
  • Intend to interview 27 Mar.

University of Glasgow: Postdoctoral Research Associate or Predoctoral Research Assistant, Global Illicit Traffic in Cultural Objecs (Dealine: 23 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Trafficking Culture group at the University of Glasgow (http://traffickingculture.org) are looking for a researcher to join the project. You will be based in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (www.sccjr.ac.uk), within the college of Social Sciences, and will assist on the ERC-funded criminology project ‘Global Traffic in Illicit Cultural Objects, to support the PI and the project Senior Research Fellow in the successful delivery of the programme of work.

Broadly this is a programme of research into the global criminal market in looted antiquities which seeks to apply quantitative, qualitative and theoretical methods and approaches to develop knowledge in the field and to work towards producing policy recommendations for controlling the market. You will conduct literature and database searches, and assist with analysis and writing-up, including through the production of website encyclopedia entries, using key literature in the field to produce case studies of looting and trafficking.

An appropriate good first degree in a relevant subject (e.g. criminology, sociology, social science, law, archaeology, economics) is essential. For appointment at Grade 7, you will have a PhD in criminology, archaeology, sociology, law or cognate area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. You will be able to undertake quantitative and/or qualitative research in the field of international criminal markets and to perform knowledge mobilisation tasks.

Grade 6/7: £26,527 - £29,837 / £32,590 - £36,661 This post is funded until 31 January 2016

More information on the post is available at:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIF279/research-assistant-associate-in-global-traffic-in-illicit-cultural-objects/

Or to see the full job specification on the university website, go tohttp://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/ and then enter reference number 007502.

  • Deadline: 23 March 2014.

University of Hartford (CT) - Pre- or post-doctoral Jackie McLean Fellowship, U.S. History (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - CAMPUS VISITS HELDEdit

The Department of History at the University of Hartford seeks candidates for the 2014-2015 Jackie McLean Fellowship, a one-year residential fellowship for advanced graduate students completing their dissertations, or a one-year post-doctoral residential fellowship for candidates who have not held a tenure-track faculty position.

Established in the name of the world-renowned alto saxophonist, educator, composer, and community activist Jackie McLean, founder of the African-American music department and the Jazz Studies degree program at the University of Hartford, the fellowship plays a key role in the University’s efforts to diversify its faculty and advance the cultural competence of the campus community. Departments are permitted to nominate one candidate for a University-wide selection process.

The Fellow’s responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, conducting research toward the completion of their degree or as a follow-up to their graduate work, giving at least one presentation to the University and/or Hartford community, mentoring students and or student organizations, and engaging in academic service. Fellows will be granted non-tenure-track faculty status at the Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor level for one year, and will receive a $40,000 salary, benefits, an office and computer, travel funds, and the opportunity for housing at a substantially subsidized rate. More information about the Fellowship and past Fellows is available at: http://www.hartford.edu/aboutuofh/office_of_provost/jackie_mcLean_fellows.aspx

Candidates should provide evidence that they meet the following criteria:

A commitment to advancing the role of under-represented minorities in higher education
A commitment to working with a diverse student body
Promise as a teacher
Promise as a scholar
Interest in a career in academia

Candidate materials should include, but are not limited to:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor.
Transcripts of graduate study (unofficial transcripts acceptable at initial stages)
A statement from the candidate detailing how s/he would engage in teaching and research during their year at the University of Hartford and how this experience would: (a) further his/her career goals; (b) advance the intercultural competence of our campus community; particularly in relation to under-represented minorities and (c) advance the university’s mission.
A writing sample (dissertation chapter, book chapter, article, or article-length manuscript).
Teaching portfolio (may include syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, teaching observations).

The Department of History is particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests in U.S. history to 1865, U.S. women’s history, African-American history, and the history of sexuality. Desirable additional teaching fields include Latin-American history, Latino/a history, or transnational history involving the United States.

Successful McLean Fellows may receive offers to join the faculty after their fellowship year. Two Fellows in the past 4 years have become full-time, tenure-track members of the faculty.

  • Please submit materials electronically through Interfolio’s ByCommittee--visit http://apply.interfolio.com/23797 and follow the instructions. If you do not have an Interfolio account, you will be able to create one free of charge. Any questions can be directed to the Interfolio help desk at help@interfolio.com.
  • Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately. The Department hopes to conduct initial interviews at the AHA meeting in Washington DC in January 2014 or, in the event that the candidate is not attending the AHA, by remote video technology.
  • 12/24: Request for Interview at AHA/Skype (2x)
    • Any more info here?
    • A friend of mine had a campus visit for this position on 1/30. She did not receive the fellowship. At this point, it appears that they already selected the fellow of their choice.

University of Illinois at Chicago -- Postdoctoral Research Associate (Deadline: June 15 2014) Edit

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong quantitative data analysis skills to work on a grant-funded longitudinal study examining factors associated with college student academic success. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will analyze institutional data to understand how factors such as academic background, student and family characteristics, and financial need put students at risk for poor performance in college and how UIC success-related initiatives can ameliorate that risk.

The candidate will support other ongoing research projects that aim to identify non-cognitive and contextual factors that promote student success. The ideal candidate must have advanced statistical skills, such as multivariate statistics, SEM, and multi-level modeling, as well as experience running research projects. Expertise with SPSS and Mplus is essential. The candidate also must have excellent writing skills and must be able to write scholarly articles for publication, policy briefs, and grant applications.

The position will report to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (OVPUA), the unit on campus that coordinates initiatives to improve student success, including those identified in the campus-wide Student Success Planning Project www.studentsuccess.uic.edu), and that houses the Chicago Collaborative for Undergraduate Success (http://collaborative.uic.edu).

A PhD in a social science is required and must have been awarded within the last five years. Salary for this position is $56,000 with benefits. The position is available immediately.

  • For full consideration, please submit a CV, research statement, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial ok), and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=42595 by June 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Resources Management and Planning, at gjimenez@uic.edu or 312-355-0006. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Position available immediately.
  • Application review will begin immediately.
  • A PhD is required, but the applicant's specific social science discipline is less important than his or her strong statistical expertise.

University of Illinois at Chicago - VAP, Freshman Experience Initiative (Deadline: 01 March 2014) -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks two Visiting Assistant Professors as part of its Freshman Experience Initiative. Duties include teaching writing-intensive, freshman-only, general education courses and participating in the development and assessment of the Freshman Experience Initiative, which seeks to integrate incoming freshmen into campus life and help them successfully negotiate the academic transition to college. Applicants can be trained in any discipline in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, but must have a PhD and be appointable in one of the academic units in the College of LAS (http://www.las.uic.edu/academic-units). Basic teaching load is 4-5 sections of one course with the possibility of teaching an advanced-level course in the unit of appointment and an opportunity for course release in exchange for extra effort in conjunction with development and assessment activities. The successful applicant will teach either “Understanding the Individual and Society” or “Understanding the Past.” Course descriptions can be found online: http://www.las.uic.edu/faculty-staff/employment/faculty-searches/fei. These are introductory-level topics courses. The syllabus will be designed by the instructor and can be on any topic that falls under one of the two Initiative rubrics. Appointees are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the department in which they have their academic home. Appointment is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for up to 3. Salary range is $50,000-$55,000.

Apply online at https://jobs.uic.edu by providing a current CV; a cover letter; the names of three references; and a sample syllabus for one of the courses named above, which meets the following criteria: (1) the course must be academically rigorous and include a range of primary and secondary readings from different disciplines; (2) the course must be writing intensive, requiring at least 20 pages of writing and providing multiple opportunities for feedback and revision; and (3) the course must be designed to meet the aims of building community among a cohort and aiding incoming freshmen in their transition to college.

  • For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by March 1.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2014
  • From Rhet/Comp page: "Campus interview scheduled: 3/14 via email (no preliminary interview)"
  • From Rhet/Comp page: "offer made & accepted 3/21 via email"

University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2014-15 (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 2014-15. This position is part of the UIC Chancellors Initiative in the Humanities.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past four years (2010). 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 UICs 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 Chancellors Initiative in the Humanities.

We offer a stipend of $55,000 plus benefits.

Application Process:

Applicants need to complete an online application via: https://jobs.uic.edu/

Check Job Board, and locate the listing: UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2014-15

Complete applications must include these uploaded files named as follows:

Abstract - 150 word abstract with project title;

Project Narrative - 1000 word narrative describing the research project the applicant will undertake during the fellowship year. The statement should include discussion of major research questions, description of the projects source base, explanation of the projects contribution to food studies and the relevance of the work to the humanities.

CV Current CV;

Sample Syllabus Sample syllabus for humanities food studies course at the undergraduate level;

Reference list (Email addresses for three references who will be contacted for letters).

UIC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. For further information please contact Susan Levine, Director, UIC Institute for the Humanities: slevine@uic.edu

  • For fullest consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2013.
  • Skype Interview Jan 22 (1/24).
  • Any word on this? They said two to three weeks, and we're now into the fifth week after the skype interviews...
  • rejection letter (3/4)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2014–2016 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - (Deadline: 28 Oct 2013) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2014. The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year (both graduate and undergraduate) in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in the IPRH Fellows Seminar, a yearlong interdisciplinary workshop, and will be encouraged to participate in activities related to their research available through IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give 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

Eligibility: Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2013. In other words, applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand to be eligible to apply. Please note that these are external fellowships; current full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as scholars who received their doctorates from the U of I are not eligible for these awards.

Terms: The appointment will begin on August 16, 2014, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date for orientation. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will be required to live within 20 miles of Champaign-Urbana during the academic years of the appointment. The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Application Guidelines: Applications must be submitted online at this URL: https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=615. Applicants will be asked to create a password-protected account, to which they can return multiple times. The application system opens September 1, 2013 (and will not be accessible before then). No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. The application portal closes by midnight Central Time on October 28, 2013. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted by that time. As IPRH staff will not be available for any trouble-shooting assistance after 5:00 p.m., applicants are strongly urged to to submit their applications well prior to the close of business on October 28 (by 4:30 p.m. Central Time). Please be certain that you have reached the final section of the application system and clicked “submit” to complete your application.
  • Full application and eligibility guidelines HERE.
  • Also NOTE from H-Net: "Please do not contact IPRH about the status of an application; we are unable to answer questions about individual applications."
  • Rejection email (12/16) x3
  • I got an email saying I am an alternate.  I wonder how many alternates and does anyone ever decline? (12/16) x2--> offers are made and accepted(2/11)
  • Does everyone's rejection letter suggest they reapply next year? Sure this is generic response, but do they have more than one such generic response?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African-American Studies (Deadline: 13 Dec. 2103) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • African American Studies: African American Studies at the University of Illinois is accepting applications for 2 postdoctoral research associates for August 16, 2014 - May 15, 2015. The call for applications is open to all scholars in the humanities, the arts, and social sciences with a primary research focus on African American and/or transnational Black populations in the U.S. and across the African Diaspora. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within last 4 years or will complete degree before the beginning of the fellowship year, and demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research university. Recipient must be in-residence at UIUC during award period, conduct research, teach 1 course, give 1 lecture, and participate in unit activities. The award carries a stipend of $42K (paid over 12 months) with another $5K for research, moving, travel, etc.
  • Applicants must submit an application form, a letter of intent, curriculum vita, statement of research to be done during award period, official transcripts, scholarly writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Send complete applications as PDF document to sla@illinois.edu or to Shirley Olson, DAAS, 1201 West Nevada, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Closing date for applications is December 13, 2013. Application form and guidelines available at http://www.afro.illinois.edu/news/jobs. UIUC is an AA/EOE. (http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
  • Anyone knows what's going on with this? Any updates?
  • Nope, waiting as well. Seems like all the Af-Am postdocs are deciding around now so hopefully soon. 
  • Any updates with this? (03/23/14)
  • Nope. I noticed the call for applications said they would make their decision by Jan 30th, so I wrote the dept a week and a half ago and asked if they had made their decisions and they never wrote back. 
  • The search committee has yet to select finalists...they should be making a decision sometime this month. Obviously, they are very late...
  • Thanks for the update.  This is pretty late.   (3/24/2014)
  • Has anyone been contacted by the comittee for a skype interview? Or told that their application is under consideration? (3/24)
  • No. Shirely Olson just wrote me back finally to say that "a final decision should be made by the end of the week," which sounds like there might not be interviews. But I don't know whether in the past they just awarded the postdocs or held interviews first. (3/24)
  • I'm starting to think that the fact that I haven't heard anything from them at all means my file is no longer under consideration.  If they're so close to making a decision, they've probably at least held skype interviews or contacted short list applicants to see if they're still interested.  (3/24) 
  • I know 2 of the previous fellows and neither of them had an interview. The committee wll extend an offer via email once they make a final decision (hopefully sooner than later).
  • Any updates? (3/29)
  • Crickets (4/1)
  • Does anyone have updates? (4/19) 
  • Snail mail rejection (5/16)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Postdoctoral Reseach Associates, Asian-American Studies (Deadline: 21 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Asian American Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter that describes qualifications for the position and current research and writing plans, an up to date curriculum vita and a 20-25 page writing sample to clyke@illinois.edu Official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be sent to: Post Doc Review Committee, Asian American Studies Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 West Nevada Street, MC 142, Urbana, IL 61801. For application requirements and further information on the Asian American Studies Department, please visit our web site: http://www.asianam.illinois.edu

  • To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the AAS office by 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2014.
  • Rejection received via e-mail (4/10).  

University of Konstanz - 2 JR. Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study - (Deadline: 30 Sept 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research,” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence was established in 2006 at the University of Konstanz with funding from the 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.At the Center of Excellence, research is brought together from the fields of history, literary and media studies, political science, law, and administration, and from philosophy, sociology, ethnology/cultural anthropology, and cultural theory.

The Center of Excellence at Konstanz invites applications for the following positions, to be filled as soon as possible: 2 junior fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz

The fellowship period ranges from a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months within 2014 or the academic year 2014/2015; full-time residence is required.

Start of residence: 1 April 2014 or 1 October 2014

Amount of fellowship: The fellowship is 2700 € monthly (or costs for home-university replacement; max. W2) plus 300 € housing supplement (an apartment is provided; co-payment 300-500 €); family/children allowance 500 €. Arrival and departure costs will be covered.

Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study: Each year the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study invites 20 scholars from various disciplines to work on the theme of integration. The applications should be directly related to one of the Center’s four research fields (identification and the politics of identity; practices of knowledge and non-knowledge; the cultural modeling of hierarchy and violence; the cultural dynamics of religion) or the Institute‘s key topic for the academic year 2014/2015 “bureaucracy”. Applicants should have completed all Ph.D. requirements except thesis publication.

Required application documents as one single PDF file: Length: a maximum of 12 1.5-spaced page, Times Roman 12, not including bibliography. Cover letter Project-Outline: Summary (max. 15 lines) Short description of applicant (education; most important publications [max. 5]; current research focus; preferred length of stay) Detailed overview of planed research project at Konstanz. Overview of project’s contribution to the theme of the Center or to one of the Research Fields or the Institute’s focus on “Bureaucracy” (including description of planned publication strategy and indication of whether participation in publication projects at the Center is anticipated). Enclosures: Detailed CV; Detailed list of publications; Abstract of Ph.D. thesis or published full-length book(s) (each max. 1 p.) For questions concerning the fellowship profile, please contact Fred Girod, phone +49 (0)7531 3630411 or e-mail exc16apply@uni-konstanz.de .

Information on the “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence can be found at: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/exc16 about the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz: http://www.exc16.de/cms/kolleg.html

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching. The university has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-oriented institution. It places special emphasis on the compatibility of family and professional life. The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Program.” Information can be obtained from: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc/. The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 4895).

  • Please send your application together with completed documents, in German or English, specifying reference number 2013/123 by 30 September 2013 (24:00 hrs. CEST) at the latest, to: exc16apply@uni-konstanz.de
  • Email rejection, with some very cryptic wording: "we opted for competitors who meet the required prerequisites for the fellowship in a very particular way." No word on what that is, or why the original posting didn't specify what they were actually looking for.
  • Same here (13.12.2013); annoying and unhelpful, to say the least. Full text reads "We regret that we could not consider your application for a fellowship after a thorough evaluation procedure as we opted for competitors who meet the required prerequisites for the fellowship in a very particular way."

University of Leicester (UK) - Research Associate, 19th C Science Periodicals (Deadline: 5 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 3.5 year research associate position to work on the AHRC-funded ‘Science in Culture’ Research Grant, to begin 1 Mar. 2014
  • Based in the School of English "on the project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’. The post will form part of a larger team working on ‘Constructing Scientific Communities’, in conjunction with colleagues based at the University of Oxford, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Society and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. See Appendix I for more details."
  • "This post will be based both at Leicester, working with Dr Gowan Dawson, and in London, at the Natural History Museum, with support from Julie Harvey, Head of the Centre for Arts and Humanities, and Paul Cooper, Special Collections Librarian. The focus of this post will be on nineteenth-century natural history journals, but also with a wider remit across scientific journals of the period. You will be given an office at the University of Leicester, to be shared with a researcher on another AHRC funded project, and workspace at the Natural History Museum and will be expected to divide your time between the two institutions."
  • PhD in History of Science, 19th C Literature and science, or related field, required by start date.
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2013

University of Leipzig Research Assistant (Postdoc 50%) in Applied Linguistics (Deadline: 1 July 2014)Edit

The Faculty of Philology, Institute of British Studies, Department of Linguistics offers the following position: Research Assistant (Postdoc) (initially limited)

proposed salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L (50%)

The position is part of the European FP7 research programme entitled “Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (MIME)”. The project focuses on the use of lingua francas.

Tasks:

- conducting original empirical research on ways of solving language problems in multilingual Europe (focus on the use of lingua francas);
- contributing to tasks related to mediation practices in the MIME programme;
- collaborating with the supervisor and peers in research and publications;
- participating in conferences, workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities.

Requirements:

- an excellent PhD degree in the humanities (e.g. linguistics, cultural studies, European Studies) or social sciences (e.g. political science, sociology);
- relevant research experience;
- excellent written and spoken English and skills in other relevant languages.

Conditions of employment: The starting date for the appointment is 1 Oct 2014. The appointment is initially for a period of one year; contingent on satisfactory performance it will be extended by a maximum of two additional years.

For further information see: http://anglistik.philol.uni-leipzig.de/de/forschung

Applications should be directed to:

Universität Leipzig

Philologische Fakultät, Institut für Anglistik

Prof. Dr. Sabine Fiedler

Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig

or by e-mail:

sfiedler@uni-leipzig.de

Applying via email is questionable under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

  • Applications are accepted until July 1, 2014. All applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the doctoral thesis and a 5-to 10-page research proposal.

University of London, Institute of Advanced Study - Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval & Maritime History (Deadline: 4 Apr. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One year research postdoctoral position at the IAS in Naval and Maritime History
  • "The Institute administers the Alan Pearsall Fellowship, which is awarded for postdoctoral research into any aspect of Naval or Maritime History, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the present day. The stipend for this award will be £22,000 for the full 2014–15 session."
  • "Further information on all awards hosted by the Institute is available from the Fellowship Office, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel: 020-7862-8740. Email: James.Lees@sas.ac.uk"
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2014

University of London, Institute of Advanced Study - Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 4 Apr. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 2 one-year research postdoctoral position funded by the Past & Present Society
  • "Preference for these fellowships will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their study a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change. The stipend is based on the academic salary scale and will be worth approx. £20,000 in 2014-15"
  • "Further information on all awards hosted by the Institute is available from the Fellowship Office, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel: 020-7862-8740. Email: James.Lees@sas.ac.uk "
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2014

University of Michigan - National Center for Institutional Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship - (Deadline: 1 Nov 2013) - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

  • 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 2014-2015 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 the duration of one year during 2014-2015. 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. 
  • More information and application materials available here: http://www.ncid.umich.edu/fellows/postdoc.shtml
  • Deadline for applications and nominations is November 1.
  • Anyone hear anything yet? 1/25
  • or anyone know when we might expect to hear?
  • I emailed the adminsitrator to inquire about my status, and she let me know that I was not a finalist. She said that they would be finishing up the selection process this week though. Good luck all! [posted 4/7] - [Thanks for update! May email them as well to get info. 4/9]
  • Received invitation to interview 4/12
    • Has anyone heard from the NCID or received rejection notices? I was informed last week that no decisions had been made and that applicants should receive notification this week. I am trying to verify this information. 5/28

University of Michigan - Society of Fellows - (Deadline: 1 Oct 2013) - OFFERS MADEEdit

Each Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. The current annual stipend is $55,000. Fellows are eligible for participation in the University health , dental and life insurance programs. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments.

Fellows are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor for the academic years of appointment (September to May) and to participate in the activities of the Society of Fellows. Off-campus research leave during academic terms will be permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Chair of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave. Any leave granted will count as part of the fellowship tenure.

The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2011 and September 1, 2014. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

UMich, Y U so slow?

Because $30 a head in application fees apparently doesn't buy speed.

  • I'm personally glad they're taking their time. My ego needs a breather before I get another rejection letter... (x2!!)
  • first round of rejections/shortlisting seems to take place around this time normally - judging by entries from previous years. Any new anyone? 
  • According to the website:  "Final review will occur at the end of January 2014, and applicants will be notified in writing by February 28." So we may be waiting awhile.
  • I know, they take ages! But according to comments from previous years, they notify rejects during different stages of the process, as they narrow down the candidate pool. The first round of rejections always seems to come around this time of the year. That is, assuming the process and the timeline are similar this year. 

Rejection letter received (12/11/13)

  • x9 (snail mail; indicating that a cut has been made from 1027 applications down to 270) (These are likely the midwestern rejections coming in, East and moreso West Coast will probabaly have another 1-3 days wait [I live on west coast and received my letter 12/11 too]). Recieved my letter 12/12 on the east coast. x3
  • When I login to the UM Society of Fellows application page, my application status simply reads: "completed and submitted for review." I'm wondering if the webpage registers a change upon being rejected or if this indicates that I've survived this round... (sorry, but I also received a rejection letter and my online application status reads the same-- x2)
  • 1027 applications?? what did they do, just pick 500 and through them away unread? Can't imagine they read through them all... :( I guess, UMichigan made some money at least, considering the $ 30 application fee.
  • Every single application is evaluated by a junior and a senior fellow. Yours was read not once but twice.
  • I assume that they had some basic elimination criteria, like no ABDs or no one without peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Well, I'm not sure what the criteria is, but I would guess that departments have to make bids for the lines. This could invalidate an entire department's worth of applications if they don't get the bid. Also, I don't think they would automatically throw out ABD applications, this is a post-doc after all. 
  • I heard a rumor that they had too many fellows in the history department continuing from previous years, so they weren't interested in new fellows in history. But that could be conjecture.
  • Ouch. This conjecture hurts.
  • this might indeed just be conjecture..considering that they don't list that many historians on the SoF website
  • Supposedly this has less to do with the number of fellows in history but with the gargantuan size of the history department itself; not enough office space to go around
  • I'm an historian and I have not recieved the first round of rejection. 1.20.2014 x2
  • Has anyone been informed they made it to the next round?  Do they send out that information, or do they just let you....linger? 
  • In previous years, for what it's worth, ABD candidates made it past the first round and there was no notification... until later.
  • No news from the SOF is good news. Also, about half of the incoming fellows for the past few years were ABD at the time of application.
  • East Coast rejection letter received by snail mail (12/12). And I might I note: thank you, University of Michigan, for spending my $30 application fee on beautiful watermarked paper. Nice touch. 
  • If I'm half as good at not receiving any updates for this postdoc as I seem to be for everything else I applied to, then I'm a shoe-in! 
  • Gulp* uh-oh, now I'm going to have to break it to my daughter that I spent the $30 I had saved up for her Christmas present on the annual Michigan Society of Fellows Lottery. And lost...
  • It'd be great if the application were just a scratch-off instead, right?!
  • Did anyone get letters yesterday (12/13 or today 12/14?) I am still waiting on mine (NY) x 2. (Is anyone else from NY still waiting?)
  • Still waiting in BOS (12/15) I got my rejection in Maine on the 12th. So maybe you made it to the next round! If so, congratulations and good luck!!
  • Thanks for the kind words, and I hope you are right!
  • Got my rejection by mail 12/13 (NC) x2 (MI)
  • I'm still waiting in NY too 12/15...maybe they just threw out everyone not from NY? :)
  • Yeah, why not? Would be a lot easier, and probably not much more arbitrary, than the criteria they do use! :)
  • Ha! I love that optimism. Still waiting here in CA (12/15)
  • Rejection 12/16 (NY)
  • No news is good news in MA (12/16)
  • Did anyone based in Europe heard anything yet? No news in the UK might simply mean pre-christmas snail air mail. (and apparently Michigan use bulk mail, via Germany, which slows things down).
  • Rejection email received in UK (12/16)
  • Rejection email received in Continental Europe (12/16)
  • Anyone in Canada hear anything yet?
  • So for those of us who eked into the semis, when can we expect our rejection letter from the finals?
  • Judging from the pages for the competitions in 2013 and 2012, rejections are sent out to rejected semi-finalists in the second and third weeks of January, with offers being made in the third/fourth weeks. Being an overseas applicant, I really hope they send out rejection e-mails this year rather than jacking up the false hope levels.
  • It seems they are sending emails overseas. There were post on 12/16 about rejection emails in Europe. 
  • Any further news from anyone yet? (1/19) x2
  • I'm apparently still in the running and haven't heard anything yet. Looks like the next round of rejections has yet to go out. (1/20) x3
  • I'm sure if you phoned the office, the administrator would update you about your application status.
  • I believe I heard that the departments have selected the finalists and that final vote would be this week or next; that said, I know I did not make it (I'm a Michigan graduate student and heard directly from someone in my department) but have not received official notice.  So they evidently have not sent out rejections yet. [posted 1/21]
  • To the poster directly above: sorry to disappoint, but Michigan grads aren't eligible for this postdoc -- it's only for people who have received their Ph.D. from another institution.
  • I may be missing something, but what do people mean by departments?  If junior/senior fellows read and evaluate apps, where do departments come in?  I'm social scientist and it seems like few (except anthro) have been selected.  Good luck!
  • The junior/senior fellows select the first cut; these applications are then sent to the departments, who then send a few names back to the senior fellows for a final vote on who will receive the fellowship.
  • ^ That is interesting to know. Would your application be forwarded to multiple departments (if your work is quite interdisciplinary), or would they just send it to the dept that would be the best fit for you?  --- Also, if anyone is curious enough, looks like last year semi-finalists were able to check in on their status by calling the society of fellows (before letters went out).
  • Now the question is whether anyone is willing to brave the call to get an idea as to how much longer we might be waiting? 
  • FYI, I just emailed to ask, and they wrote back and told me right away.
  • (Otoh, I emailed at midday yesterday -- 21/01 -- and have not received any word. That's the finding-out-how-you-did-in-the-lottery-lottery, I guess.)
  • ^ What did they say?
  • Rejection received by mail in MI, dated 1/17.
  • those of you who have been in touch/got a rejection - any indication of time frames/numbers that you could share?
  • 23/01: Notification by e-mail that I did not make the finals. 1027 applicants in total; 35 have made the finals. x2
  • ^ Were these in response to inquiries about your status, or mass email notifications sent to semi-finalists?
  • ^Since the IP addresses on both of these updates are from England, my guess is that they sent e-mail rejections to semi-finalists abroad. Those of us in the states presumably have to wait for our rejections in the mail..
    • Yes, I am in England, and so I believe mass e-mails have been sent out to non-finalists overseas (or just in Europe or whatever). x2 I did inquire about my status, but had no response after two days, and the e-mail I got was not a reply to that.
  • 01/23 Received rejection in the States by mail as well,  so, maybe you're one of the lucky 35. x2 <-- rejection received in South Carolina. x 3 <-- California.
  • I emailed yesterday to ask about the status of my application, and was told I was not one of 35 finalists. Letters to non-finalists were sent out on 1/17. Mine has yet to arrive. (1/23). Same in NY (1/24). <- NY, did you email the SOF and get the bad news? It's 1/24 and no news here in NYC but can't imagine I made it.
  • Empty mailbox in NYC. -- Rejection received in NYC. Sigh. (1/24) x2 (1/31) Rejection in MA (1/24)
  • Anybody heard anything yet in Canada? Yes (1/29)
  • Did anyone receive a letter/email telling them they are among the finalists?
  • Finalists simply were not notified.  So no news is probably good news at this point.  Unless you mistyped your mailing address, of course.  
  • Anyone get a call today? (1/31)
  • Were they making phone calls?
  • (2/1) Emailed the administrator and was told final decision was taking place within the next week.
  • When did you hear from the administrator?
  • Called today and was told I had been a finalist but wasn't receiving an offer. Sounded like they had made some decisions even for those of us who were finalists.
  • I was told final vote was this week.  Has anyone gotten the call though?  Or have they not notified winners?
  • Did they say they will call or simply "notify" the candidates?
  • In years past the winners have been notified by phone.
  • So I guess it's waiting-time yet again...
  • Just curious: does anyone know if Michigan conduct interviews to determine the eventual recipients of the fellowship, or will they just choose based on the applications?
  • They do not interview (unlike Princeton and Harvard SOF).
  • 2/3 Re emailing the administrator - I emailed her on 1/29 and was told I was a finalist.
  • 2/3. Just called and they said they will be making decisions within a week.
  • Huh.  So implication was that decisions have not been made?  
  • That is what I understood from them, yes. That's why I added it here.
  • I know of a person in my program who got an offer by phone last Friday (1/31)
  • I got a call on Saturday, (2/1)
  • Unfortunately this makes sense as I know there was a vote on 1/30.  Perhaps they are waiting until winners accept before releasing rejections.  Would be nice if someone who got a call would confirm.
  • The deadline to respond is the end of Friday, Feb 6
  • So if we haven't been rejected yet we're in the final 35 but not the 8 that were offered it? But they haven't told us anything in case one of the 8 they offered it to does not accept?
  • For that matter, has anyone accepted an offer yet?
  • To poster above: I emailed today and was told I was one of 35 finalists so I think it's safe to assume that you are a finalist if you haven't heard anything yet. I was also told we would receive a letter a few weeks from now.
  • Received rejection in mail today (2/24) indicating I was one of 35 finalists. Congratulations to those who have accepted fellowships.
  • I was told the same thing. Since I'm in the UK the administrator said she'd email a letter if I wasn't getting an offer
  • I had a friend a few years back who was told that she was a finalist and was explicitly encouraged to reapply next year.  She did so and didn't make the first cut.

University of Michigan - TeachingWorks (School of Education) - English Language Arts Post-doctoral Fellow (Deadline: 6 June 2014) - DEADLINE PASSED Edit

TeachingWorks seeks a post-doctoral fellow with a background in elementary English language arts teaching and teacher education. This position will commence in summer or fall 2014 and last for one academic year, with a possibility of reappointment.

Fellows would collaborate with faculty and staff members at TeachingWorks in two general areas of work:

  1. Designing materials for the initial preparation of teachers and to support the work of those who prepare and support beginning teachers. These resources we are developing comprise video exemplars, curriculum materials, and performance assessments and scoring rubrics, based on the TeachingWorks high-leverage practices. This would include helping to identify skillful practicing teachers in a range of communities and schools and working with demographically diverse or underserved groups who would be willing to allow their classrooms to be videotaped for the purpose of creating video exemplars and then helping to design the exemplars; working with others to build detailed curriculum materials for use in teacher education, including instructional activities and assignments; and collaborating with both TeachingWorks staff and colleagues at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to design and study new licensure-level performance assessments for entry to initial teaching.
  2. Designing and implementing professional training opportunities for teacher educators, including faculty members and other instructors in programs that are piloting our new licensure-level assessments.

In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to design and carry out their own research project related to the work, or to collaborate with others in research already underway at TeachingWorks.

Applicants should have a strong background in the design, delivery, and study of practice-based teacher education or professional development in elementary literacy and/or English Language Arts.  Experience teaching young people in elementary or secondary schools is desired. A doctorate in education or a related field is required. TeachingWorks is particularly seeking in candidates who bring experience and expertise in promoting diversity and equity, and whose experience with teaching and/or with teacher education has involved demographically diverse or underserved populations and/or communities.

Applicants should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, personal initiative, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, energetic environment. Excellent writing and other communications skills and a strong orientation toward collaborative work are essential.

The mission of TeachingWorks is to transform how teachers are prepared for responsible entry-level practice so that all students receive skillful teaching. The organization designs and studies materials and approaches for preparing teachers, offers training for people who teach teachers, and maintains a broad agenda of public education and engagement.

TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan School of Education is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. The program seeks to be supportive of the needs of dual career families, and is interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career and academic paths.

  • For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.teachingworks.org/about/careers, or search for posting 96099 on the University of Michigan careers website, or contact Anna Sampson at asamps@umich.edu.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sawyer Seminar "Making the Mississippi" (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Minnesota has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a year-long Sawyer Seminar entitled “Making the Mississippi: Formulating new water narratives for the twenty-first century and beyond.” The seminar budget includes salary of $47,000 plus benefits for a post-doctoral fellow to be appointed in the IAS for Academic Year 2014-15. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that is concerned with “water narratives,” broadly conceived. Your application should include a cover letter, research proposal, current c.v., writing sample, transcript, and letters of recommendation.

Fellowship duties will include participating in the Sawyer Seminar and IAS Fellow activities; contributing to research and writing for the seminar; engaging with seminar participants and visiting scholars; leading panel discussions and small group meetings; writing for project website, blog, and other social media; and conducting your own research as proposed.

Qualifications: Terminal degree appropriate to the candidate’s field received within the past five years. Excellent writing and analytical skills; experience in writing for different purposes and a diversity of audiences, including but not limited to scholarly audiences. Strong interdisciplinary interests, skills, and experience. Evidence of a research agenda concerned with “water narratives.” Flexibility, nimbleness, and creativity, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Organizational skills that can be applied to a project with both academic and practical components.

Applications must include: Cover letter discussing your practice of interdisciplinary work and/or your interest in addressing multiple audiences.

Completed application form. Curriculum Vitae. A research proposal describing what you would do during the fellowship year and how it articulates with the Sawyer Seminar description; this may include a statement of the problem you will investigate, the methods you will use to investigate it, and the significance of your research (1,400 words maximum). Graduate transcript. Writing sample (no more than 8,000 words total). At least two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the IAS by the recommenders. Recommendation instructions.

Contact: Applications should be sent to ias@umn.edu. Please direct questions about the Sawyer Seminar or the position to Ann Waltner, director, IAS, at waltn001@umn.edu; for questions about the application process, contact Susannah Smith, managing director, IAS, at slsmith@umn.edu.

  • Applications received before January 15, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Notification is in early spring. Applications should be submitted by email only to ias@umn.edu. Subject line must include: Last Name, First Name_Sawyer Postdoc Application FY15

University of Missouri - Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri History Department and the Forum for Constitutional Democracy (Deadline: 1 March 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Forum on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri invites applications for the Claudia Kren Post-Doctoral Fellowship in History for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Forum is a collaborative project between the Political Science and History Departments and is supported by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History. The mission of the Forum is to promote teaching and scholarship on the American constitutional and democratic traditions, broadly construed to include both the origins of those traditions and their applications and reinterpretations in later periods and around the world.

The fellowship is named in honor of the late Prof. Claudia Kren, the MU History Department’s first female faculty member, who also served as its first female chair, from 1974-77.

The Kren Fellow will teach three courses per year on subjects appropriate to the Forum’s mission, as well as conduct research. The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the University of Missouri during the academic year, contributing to the life of the department and participating in Forum on Constitutional Democracy events. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research would be augmented by drawing on the university’s intellectual resources and especially in scholars who would be interested in collaborating or consulting with one or more current MU faculty members. Candidates are encouraged to consult the department’s website, http://history.missouri.edu, for information on current faculty research interests and to contact potential faculty collaborators directly or through the Forum on Constitutional Democracy. The Kren Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 plus full benefits, and be provided with office space and staff support in the Department of History. Additional funds for travel and research are also available from the Forum and the university. A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2014.

Please send a letter of interest, research proposal (no more than 10 pages), curriculum vitae, two emblematic examples of your written scholarly work, teaching evaluations (including a summary and some samples), and three letters of recommendation (sealed or under separate cover) to: Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director, Forum on Constitutional Democracy, Department of History, University of Missouri, 102 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6030. Email: PasleyJ@missouri.edu

  • The University of Missouri is an EO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

University of New Mexico - Postdoctoral Fellow for Career Diversity and the History Ph.D. (Deadline: 10 July 2014)Edit

The Department of History at the University of New Mexico seeks to hire an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to participate in the development of a program to expand career opportunities for Ph.D.s in History, beginning August 2014. The program will establish a new professional norm: that Ph.D.s in history (and by extension all humanities fields) are prepared to pursue a wide spectrum of career opportunities, including higher education, work in cultural institutions and other nonprofits, government, K-12 education, and the private sector. The AHA-Mellon Fellow will report to the the Project Director, and collaborate with members of the advisory committee to develop and implement projects including curricular innovations, an internship program, career placement and other duties that may arise necessary to the initiative.

Responsibilities: Participate in planning and implementing activities relating to the project; Plan and lead kickoff conference; Engage in public outreach; Pilot teaching for the initiative's curriculum; Write memos and reports relating to ongoing projects; Write articles and press releases relating to the program's activity; Generate and monitor budgets and work plans; Work with project graduate assistant; Participate in the intellectual life of the department, college, and university; Coordinate seminars, workshops, and courses necessary to the program.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in History as of August 2014.

Preferred qualifications: Leadership, organizational, and project management skills; Digital and new media experience and fluency; Ability to adapt quickly to new developments Exemplary writing skills, including experience writing for broad audiences and the ability to generate dynamic prose quickly; Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal day-to-day supervision; Experience in public outreach; Capacity to work with diverse constituencies; Interest in thinking broadly about the future of the historical profession

The appointment will begin in August 2014 and continue for up to three years, pending satisfactory first year review. Applicants must possess their doctoral degree before August 2014. All qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents with doctoral degrees in history will be considered. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a writing sample of no more than 1500 words.  

For materials sent via the US Postal Service: Dr. Melissa Bokovoy, Chair, Department of History, MSC06 3760, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. For materials sent via courier service (FedEx, USPS, etc.): Dr. Melissa Bokovoy, Chair, Department of History, 1104 Mesa Vista Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Signed e-mail letters of reference may be sent to history@unm.edu with subject line “Letter of Reference.”

  • The best consideration date is July 10, 2014. Application will not be considered complete without three letters of recommendation. They must be emailed or postmarked by July 10, 2014.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

As part of a continuing commitment to advance 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 elect to teach only one course per fiscal year.

  • FIELDS: Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome.
  • STIPEND: The stipend will be $39,874 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2014 and no earlier than July 1, 2010 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina. 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.
  • Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013.
  • Does anyone have any insight into what constitutes diversity for this and similar postdocs? I took a peek at the recent fellows and it's not immediately apparent for some. 
  • I'm pretty confounded by this myself. I'm a white woman, and I no longer feel that I count as "underrepresented" at most institutions. I do not know, however, whether this is also true for the american south.
  • has anyone heard back?
  • Does anyone know when we might expect to hear?
  • According to the website, "Applicants who are not nominated by a department for selection committee review will receive notification by early February of their status. Scholars who are selected as a finalist will receive notification in mid February of their fellowship selection. Alternates will receive notification of their status by the end of February."
  • So, it sounds like no news (for now) is good news. Has anyone yet received bad news (apologies and encouragement is you have)?
  • Rejection today (2/11) by email. (x4).  300 plus applicants.
  • Any news since the 11th? (x2)
  • OK, it's after 5pm on Friday and the last day of February, and according to the wiki no one has been notified of their fellowship selection. If you have heard something other than a rejection in the first round, please update the wiki with your status. Otherwise, we'll assume they're running behind for one reason or another (understandable given potential bureaucratic difficulties but frustrating nonetheless). (2/28)
  • Rejection letter received by email today 3/13 - mentioned a total of 875 applications, but also said final selection was made. x2 (also found out I was noiminated by dept.)

University of Northumbria (UK) - Senior Research Assistant 'The Professions in 19thC Britain' (Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three-year research postdoctoral position to work with Professors Michael Moss (Northumbria) and Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) and on a three-year ESRC-funded project on the emergence of the professions during the Victorian period, to begin Jan 2014
  • [there is a matching post at the University of Oxford, which will be advertised separately]
  • "The research will make a major contribution to the study of class formation in Victorian Britain and the debate about the existence of a distinct and hegemonic professional cohort with its own norms and values within the broader middle class. The research will primarily consist of the creation of a prosopographical database of about 20,000 key individuals drawn from a sample of professional people living in eight towns in 1851. The database will include information about their antecedents and descendants harvested from a variety of sources, including family history social network sites."
  • The posts will be tenable for three years, during which time the selected candidates will work closely with Professors Brockliss and Moss. They will be expected to make presentations to academic and non-academic audiences and to mediate user generated content to the database. Although much of the initial data will be captured from online resources, they must be prepared to travel and research in local collections in the eight towns selected for inclusion and to work in the national archives in Edinburgh and London and at the British Library and the National Library Wales. The successful candidates will hold a doctorate in a cognate subject, have experience of archival research in national archives and local record offices, and be very familiar with database technology and the use of online resources. Applications are encouraged from those with experience of working on British social history post-1750. Work space and IT equipment will be provided at either Northumbria or Oxford University. There is an allowance for travel and subsistence expenses.
  • To apply, download an application pack here
  • Deadline: 18 Nov. 2013

University of Notre Dame - Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program seeks scholars who will contribute to the intellectual vibrancy, cultural competency, and research excellence of The University of Notre Dame. Fellows selected will engage in a comprehensive research, teaching, and mentoring experience. Promising candidates in any discipline who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

1. Scholars whose research focuses on Gender, First Nations/Native American, African/Africana/African-American, Asian/Asian American, Ethnic, Latino/a or Latin American Studies
2. Scholars whose experience, teaching and/or research promise to enhance cultural competency and diversity within the American educational landscape or who are interested in exploring the implications of such work for liberal education in the Catholic tradition
3. Scholars with a track record of involvement in initiatives aimed at promoting diversity in higher education through teaching or research
4. Scholars in any discipline from one of the populations underrepresented historically in American higher education (e.g., Women, Native American, African American, Asian American, or Latino/a)

In addition to their research, Fellows will teach one course each semester during their tenure. The first will be in the area of their specialization. The second will be a core undergraduate offering for the department serving as their home. Fellows will also be part of mentoring initiatives developed and sponsored by their host department, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and the Office of the Provost. These will be geared toward long-term professional development and the evaluation of each fellow for possible appointment to a teaching-and-research position at the University.

These postdoctoral appointments are for a one-year term and are renewable for a second year. They will carry a starting annual salary of $50,000. Health insurance and $5,000 for relocation/research expenses will also be part of the fellowship package. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2014 or have received the terminal degree in their discipline within the past five years. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • Applicants are invited to apply online at http://diversity.Nd.Edu/moreau-postdocs Materials to be submitted include: [1] a cover letter detailing the applicant’s specific qualifications for the fellowship; the primary field of expertise; a description of how she/he will contribute to broadening the perspective and intellectual diversity of the university; [2] the names of up to two departments at Notre Dame to which the application should be forwarded for consideration; [3] a proposed plan for research to be undertaken during the tenure of the fellowship, not to exceed five pages; and [4] a curriculum vitae. Applicants will be asked for the names of three scholars who can provide references. For those having received their terminal degree within the last year, one reference letter must be from the dissertation advisor.
  • The application cycle is currently open. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until all Fellows have been selected.

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything on this one?  I'm not sure what the timeline is but was curious if anyone had any info.
  • Nothing here. The timeline does seem pretty unclear, as it is worded like a job search ("continue until all Fellows have been selected"). 
  • Still no word? Does anyone know when we might expect to hear something?
  • I looked at earlier wikis (I can't remember how far back) and noted that results came out in late March. We have time.
  • I emailed at the end of Dec. and they said that they would be having a meeting around Feb. 3rd, and notifications would happen after that (not sure when exactly)
  • Contacted by department and informed of internal nomination for committee consideration (2/3).
  • Would you mind sharing which department? (2/11)
  • Soc Sci department, onto College of Arts and Letters consideration (OP - 2/15, rejection email received 2/17, so that was fun)
  • Oh no! Passing you a virtual hot chocolate & whatever other comfort food you enjoy. I got a rejection too. Here's to better news in the future!
  • I have not heard anything.  Fingers crossed! (2/14)
  • Thanks for responding & good luck!
  • rejection email received (2/17) (x5)

University of Oklahoma - Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 30 April 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage at the University of Oklahoma announces a nine-month Post-doctoral Fellowship for 2014-2015 to begin on August 15, 2014. The candidate should be a scholar with an interest in Congress and the Constitution or the Constitution outside the courts. The Fellowship, supported by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History, carries an expectation of teaching one course per semester, participation in the development of an emerging digital humanities project cosponsored by the IACH and the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, and participation in the intellectual life of the IACH community. Ph.D. must be completed before first day of appointment. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation by April 30, 2014, to iach@ou.edu. The IACH is an interdisciplinary center for the study of the U.S. Constitution from various perspectives - historical, legal, philosophical, political, and institutional. The IACH is housed in the Department of Classics and Letters, with affiliated faculty from across the University. The Carl Albert Center houses one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive archives containing the personal papers of nearly 60 members of Congress.

University of Oregon - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental History/History of Science: "Glaciers and Glaciology" (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Applications are sought for a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) funded postdoctoral fellowship at the intersection of environmental history, the history of science, and political ecology at the University of Oregon. The postdoctoral fellowship is part of Professor Mark Carey's NSF CAREER grant (#1253779) on "Glaciers and Glaciology: How Nature, Field Research, and Societal Forces Shape the Earth Sciences" (see links below for more information). Applicants should have a research agenda that intersects with this NSF-funded project by examining historical glacier-society interactions, the history of glaciology, the history of the earth sciences, climate-society dynamics, the role of dynamic environmental change in the evolution of scientific knowledge, or the history of field-based sciences. Applicants may also have broader or more theoretical connections to the project, or they may have related regional specializations in the history of Greenland, the Arctic, Antarctica, or high mountains such as the Himalaya, Alps, or Andes.

Applicants must have interdisciplinary interests as well as more specific training in areas such as environmental history, history of science, political ecology, science and technology studies, human geography, etc. The fellow will be expected to pursue her/his own research, publish, co-author articles, and interact with a dynamic group of scholars and students across the University of Oregon campus.

In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the postdoctoral fellow will also do minimal teaching (1-2 courses total over two years) to gain additional experience for the job market as a Teacher-Scholar. This unique appointment will be in the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College, which operates as a liberal arts college embedded within a major AAU research university. The fellow will thus gain valuable experience driving her/his research agenda, collaborating with faculty and students, and teaching some of the university's top undergraduates.

Start date is September 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will receive an annual salary of $51,724, as well as funds for research and travel expenses. A Ph.D. in a related discipline completed by September 15, 2014 (and no earlier than September 1, 2009) is required.

  • Applications must be submitted by email to Mark Carey at carey@uoregon.edu. Applications must include: (1) cover letter that explains precisely how the applicant's qualifications and research intersects with this NSF project and what s/he plans to do during the two-year fellowship; (2) CV; (3) writing sample (an article or the introduction and chapter of the dissertation); (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (5) names of three recommenders who will be asked to provide letters once a "short list" is determined.
  • Any news? [2 Jan.]

University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature - Postdoctoral Research Assistant 'Nineteenth Century Periodicals' (Deadline: 6 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 42-month research postdoctoral position working on AHRC project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’, led by Professor Sally Shuttleworth, to begin 1 Mar. 2014
  • "The post will be based both at Oxford, working with Professor Shuttleworth, and in London, at the Hunterian Museum. The focus of the post will be on 19th-century medical journals, particularly in public health, but also with a wider remit across scientific journals of the period."
  • Applicants must have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant area, possess strong communication and organisation skills and be willing to participate in the running of the project.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: noon (GMT) 6 Dec. 2013.

University of Oxford, Faculty of History - Postdoctoral Research Associate Cult of Saints Project (Greek) & Postdoctoral Research Associate Cult of Saints Project (Syriac) (Deadline: 3 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 4.5 year research associate positions on the Cult of Saints Project, both to begin 1 Apr. 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • "The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints, gathering all the evidence that is available on the cult, from its origins until ca. AD 700, across all the languages of early Christianity that have left evidence from this period (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek and Latin). The project will employ six researchers in producing a series of monographs and a freely-available searchable database of the evidence for the cult of saints, with English translations of texts and full reference to relevant scholarly work"
  • Greek position: "The appointee will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the relevant material in Greek (with the exception of the Greek epigraphic data, which will be collected by another researcher). The appointee will work directly under the supervision of Dr Ward-Perkins, and will also be expected to produce a sole-authored monograph on a major aspect of the cult of saints, focused on the Greek evidence. The appointee will be required to represent the project and deliver papers at team workshops, external workshops, conferences, public events, and other meetings. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, have excellent knowledge of Greek and the historical context of late-antique Christianity, and an effective working knowledge of the necessary modern scholarly languages. Knowledge of relevant ancient languages beyond Greek, experience of working with hagiographical material and experience of working with databases would be desirable."
  • Syriac position: "The appointee will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the material in Syriac, and will also produce a sole-authored monograph on some major aspect of the cult of the saints among the Syriac-using churches. S/he will liaise closely with Dr David Taylor of the Oriental Studies Faculty, Oxford. The appointee will be required to represent the project and deliver papers at team workshops, external workshops, conferences, public events, and other meetings. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, have excellent knowledge of Syriac and the historical context of late-antique Christianity, and an effective working knowledge of the necessary modern scholarly languages. Knowledge of relevant ancient languages beyond Syriac, experience of working with hagiographical material and experience of working with databases would be desirable."
  • Deadline: Noon GMT 2 Mar. 2014

University of Oxford, Keble College - Fellowship in Ecclesiastical History (Deadline: 13 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 4-year Fellowship in Ecclesiastical History, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "The duties of the Fellow will be teaching, research, outreach and access and administration. The Fellow will be expected to teach ten hours per week for the undergraduate degrees of Theology and Religion and Philosophy and Theology. Under an agreement with the faculty of Theology, up to five hours per week may be bought out for departmental teaching."
  • Further particulars and details on how to apply may be obtained [online] or from Mrs Trish Long, the Warden’s PA, Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG, trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk.
  • Your application, including a CV and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to: The Warden's PA
    Keble College Oxford OX1 3PG trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 13 Mar. 2014

University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - Research Fellowship in Medieval Islamic History (Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 2-year Research Fellowship in Medieval Islamic History, to begin Jan 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Further particulars are available at http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/vacancies, or from the Assistant Registrar (Gordon.brown@oxcis.ac.uk), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, to whom applications, including CV and a list of publications, should be sent to arrive no later than Monday 6 January 2013. Applicants should arrange for three referees to write directly to the Assistant Registrar by the same date
  • Deadline: 6 Jan 2013

University of Oxford, Magdalen College - Calleva Centre 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate, "Adults at Play(s)" (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013) - SHORTLISTINGEdit

Magdalen College proposes to appoint two postdoctoral research associates in connection with a collaborative project entitled Adults at Play(s). Both posts are for three years from 1 October 2014. Candidates must have a doctorate in hand by that date. They will already have demonstrated outstanding promise either in the study of dramatic literature or in experimental psychology, and will have an aptitude and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work across these areas. The postholders will collaborate with three Fellows of the College (Felix Budelmann, Robin Dunbar and Laurie Maguire) in developing experimental and text-based research on the psychology of the audience, with particular reference to classical Greek and early modern English drama.

  • Informal enquiries should be directed to felix.budelmann@magd.ox.ac.uk, robin.dunbar@magd.ox.ac.uk or laurie.maguire@magd.ox.ac.uk.
  • Both appointments will be made at points 29-31 on the University Salary Scale 7, currently £29,541-£31,331 p.a.; plus benefits.
  • Application forms and further particulars, which include information on how to apply, are available at http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/.
  • The deadline for applications is UK time 12 noon on 1 November 2013.
  • See full position details HERE.
  • Rejection via e-mail: 12/6
  • Not on the interview list, but placed on a "small reserve list." Email says they will contact me again in January and let me know if anything has changed. It also says they received 80 applications for 1 position. 12/6

University of Oxford, Christ Church, Merton College & St John's College - Junior Research Fellowships (Deadline: 29 Nov. 2013) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • 11 Junior research fellowships in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, to begin on 1 Oct. 2013 (or 'exceptionally' 1 Sept. 2014)
  • "Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. They may be asked to 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."
  • Full details & applications forms here
  • Deadline: 12 noon (GMT) 29 Nov. 2013
  • Notice in the further particulars that people who finished their first (ie, undergrad) degree before 2008 will not normally be considered.
  • Materials requested from Merton College (1/15) x 2
  • To the above poster, what was the method by which you were contacted, and would you mind sharing your discipline (or whether humanities or social sciences)? - I was contacted by email and my discipline is European Intellectual History.
  • Materials requested from Merton College by email (1/28) x2
    • Was this a request for writing samples or something else?  - This was a request for writing samples. My discipline is Social Anthropology.
  • Snail-mail rejection from St John's (2/7)
  • Interview invitation from Merton (2/13)
  • Interviews for Merton finished on Wednesday 26 Feb.  I'm assuming that offers would have been made yesterday.  Anybody able and willing to say whether offers have indeed been made? (2/28)  
  • I just called the Merton admin - he said candidates would receive letters in the post towards the end of this week or on Saturday. Anybody else hear anything different?
    • Interesting, thank you for posting this information.  Did he happen to indicate whether *all* the results - both offers and rejections - were going out this way?
    • No, but I imputed from his tone that snail mail means rejection. 
  • Snail-mail rejection from Merton (dated 3/3).

University of Oxford - Research Assistant 'The Professions in Nineteenth Century Britain' (Deadline: noon GMT 7 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year research postdoctoral position to work on the emergence of the professions during the Victorian period.
  • [Matching post at Northumbria University advertised separately]
  • The research will make a major contribution to the study of class formation in Victorian Britain and the debate about the existence of a distinct and hegemonic professional cohort with its own norms and values within the broader middle class. The research will primarily consist of the creation of a prosopographical database of about 20,000 key individuals drawn from a sample of professional people living in eight towns in 1851. The postholders will be expected to make presentations to academic and non-academic audiences and to mediate user generated content to the database. Although much of the initial data will be captured from online resources, they must be prepared to travel and research in local collections in the eight towns selected for inclusion and to work in the national archives in Edinburgh and London and at the British Library and the National Library Wales. The successful candidates will hold a doctorate in a cognate subject, have experience of archival research in national archives and local record offices, and be very familiar with database technology and the use of online resources. Applications are encouraged from those with experience of working on British social history post-1750
  • Details of application process available here
  • Deadline: noon GMT 7 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview week beginning the 18th Nov.
  • Has anybody heard anything more about this - interviews scheduled, perhaps?

University of Oxford - St Anne's College - The Plumer Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: noon GMT 6 Feb. 2014) - REJECTION RECEIVEDEdit

  • Two-year junior research fellowship, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in the field of Philosophy but the College is especially keen to receive applications for research in Ethics, or Philosophy of Mind and/or Cognitive Science. The successful applicant will have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post, and may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate, if non-EU, that their visa permits them to teach."
  • Research skills and experience and a strong publication record are essential for the role. Teaching skills are desirable. The job is located at St Anne’s College in Oxford. Further Particulars, including the application coversheet and equal opportunity monitoring form, are available from our website, under Job Opportunities: http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/about/job-opportunities
  • Email the following documents, in Word format, or as a pdf attachment, to Mrs Rebecca Coupland, Executive Assistant, St Anne’s College: rebecca.coupland@st-annes.ox.ac.uk ) A completed Appointing Committee’s Form (see page 4 of the Further Particulars) 2) A Curriculum Vitae 3) A statement (not more than 500 words) setting out your research interests.  4) Two academic references. Referees should be asked to write (in English please) directly to the Executive Assistant (email above), without waiting for a request from the College. 5) Candidates are also invited to complete the voluntary equal opportunities form and return it by post to St Anne’s College, or by email to hr@st-annes.ox.ac.uk. These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee.
  • Deadline: noon (GMT) 6 Feb 2014
  • Intend to interview late Feb or early March
  • Rejection email received this AM (Feb 13).

University of Oxford, Trinity College - Junior Research Fellowship in History/Art History (Deadline: noon GMT 13 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year reserach postdoctoral psoition in History or History of Art, to begin 1 oct. 2014
  • "The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The Fellow must engage in original research, and may undertake a limited amount of teaching with the consent of the College."
  • "Applications should be submitted by email to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford (annabel.ownsworth@trinity.ox.ac.uk) by noon on 13th January 2014. They should comprise (i) a summary academic CV (maximum 2 pages, with details of higher education, research and any publications to date) and (ii) a 500-word proposal of the research to be undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship. References and testimonials cannot be considered at this stage. Candidates on the long short-list will be invited, by the end of January, to submit a sample of written work (up to 10,000 words), and to ask two academic referees to send confidential references to the Academic Administrator at this stage"
  • Deadline: noon 13 Jan. 2014; intend to interview week of 10th March.
  • Notification by e-mail (28/01) that those shortlisted will be notified on 10/2, with interviews on 14/3.
  • Email rejection (02/07)

University of Oxford, The Queen's College - Junior Research Fellowship in the History of the Great War (Deadline: noon 28 Apr. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year junior research fellowship in the History of the Great War, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "Applicants will be considered who work on any aspect of the conflict, but the successful candidate will work closely with the members of the research project Globalizing and Localizing the Great War, an Oxford-based project running from 2014 to 2019.  Fellowships are intended to support those at an early stage of their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to those who have recently completed their doctoral research, or are close to completion.  Candidates must not have accumulated more than six years in full‑time postgraduate study or research, nor have already held a research fellowship elsewhere. "
  • "Further particulars are available from the College Office, The Queen’s College, Oxford OX1 4AW, at college.office@queens.ox.ac.uk or on the web site: http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/about-queens/vacancies/"
  • Deadline: noon 28 Apr. 2014
    • Intend to interview 22 May.

University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - (Deadline: 15 Oct 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2014-2015 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2005 and December 2013. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2014–2015 academic year, we have set Color as the theme. 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).

Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. The stipend is $46,500. Health insurance is provided for fellows but not for family and dependents. Fellows also receive a research fund of $2500. Fellows are required to be in residence during their fellowship year (September 1–May 31).

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted via online webform only. Awards will be announced by the end of December 2013.
  • Application Guidelines: How To Apply.
  • A call for applications went out for this postdoc on some of the listservs recently.  Should those of us who applied by the deadline feel discouraged? (12/20)
  • Where did you see that? I only found calls for applications for other fellowships within the same forum (color). (12/20)
  • The poster did refer to it as a "postdoctoral fellowship."  He probably made a mistake.
  • Any news on this one? (x4)
  • Is it possible that they sent rejections snail mail? 12/30 
  • Anyone willing to call or email Jennifer Conway to get an update? In previous years, awardees got a phone call around mid-December. Rejections were sent out (via email) a few days later. (12/30) 
  • I emailed Jennifer Conway and this was her reply (12/31): "Our office is currently closed for the holidays and will reopen on January 6th. We will be in touch with applicants concerning the fellowship decisions that week." <---thanks!  Happy New Year!
  • email rejection (1/6) x1 
  • A very short rejection letter too. It's as if they ran out of time... or there was confusion. (1/6) 

University of Pennsylvania - Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (2014-16) Sexuality and Queer Studies (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

University of Pennsylvania, Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (2014-16) South Asian Lit. (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for one (1) two-year postdoctoral fellowship in South Asian classical or vernacular literatures, region and period open. (Competence in at least two South Asian languages is preferred.) The Mellon Fellow will teach one course per semester (4 courses total.) $52,451 stipend, $2500 annual research fund and health insurance.
  • 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 2012 or later).
  • More information at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/Mellon/
  • The completed application form, reference letters and supporting materials must be submitted through Interfolio no later than DECEMBER 1, 2013.
  • Apply for Fellowship in South Asian literatures at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23036
  • Have any applicants heard anything from Penn after submitting through Interfolio?
  • Any word at all?
  • Spoke to the dean's office. They are currently being reviewed by the committee. No clear offer date yet. (2/26)

University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity - (Deadline: 30 Aug 2013) - AWARDS MADEEdit

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a multiyear competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research. We seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to the academic mission. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. Successful candidates will receive 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.

Open to 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.

Stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3. Also annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time $5,000 relocation expense. The University also provides medical, vision, dental & life insurance.

  • Is anyone else having trouble uploading their application? I keep getting the same error message "Missing required POST variable - params_id"
  • Has anyone heard back from them? They should be making their final decision right now, no?
  • Nope, not yet.
  • I heard we are supposed to hear back next week! Would it be safe to believe that if we don't hear back, we haven't gotten it? [posted 11/21]
  • The above post isn't exactly correct. I just called the office, and they told me that the process is different for each school at the university at that decisions have not been finalized yet. There's no defeinitive date for notification, but the person estimated that we'll hear in late November or early December (but again, this is with a bit of uncertainty). Blerg! (11/22)
  • Any updates? (12/2)
  • Anything? (12/11)
  • Yikes still nothing (12/13) today being friday...meaning we won't hear back until at least monday?...ugh.
  • Nothing here, either way. Has anyone heard a yes or no? Poster above said early Nov/late Dec.
  • crickets still...12/20
  • Decisions went out today. Good luck everyone! (12/20)
  • Have they sent out emails for acceptances and rejections?
  • They told me it will all come through email.
  • Just to be clear--has anyone received any word either way by now? (12/21)
  • I am wondering the same thing. I did not receive an email. X 3
  • Rejection received (12/23) via email x2
  • Received fellowship (12/20) via email.
  • Has anyone else heard about this? (1/13)

University of Pittsburgh (Asian Studies Center) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japan-Korea Studies (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Asian Studies Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, with the support of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning August 15, 2014. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh during the 2014-2015 academic year and will be affiliated with the Department of Anthropology. The fellow will teach two courses (one per term), participate in the activities of the research community, and work toward producing a publication. We seek applications from candidates whose scholarship engages both Japan and Korea. Preference will be given to those candidates whose work pertains to one or any combination of the following themes: media, visual culture, youth culture, gender, sexuality, migration, religion, biomedicine, and labor. Disciplinary training may be in anthropology, sociology, political science, media studies, or cultural studies, however, the courses the fellow offers are expected to complement the course offerings in the Department of Anthropology. The fellow will be expected to work closely with a faculty mentor during the fellowship year.

All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment on August 15, 2014. Candidates who hold continuing, assistant-professor-level teaching positions are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who earned their Ph.D. from an English language Ph.D. program.

Applications will be accepted only in electronic form (PDF), sent to Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu (please, no attachments larger than 1 Mb). An application should consist only of (1) a letter of application, (2) CV including the names/email addresses of three referees, and (3) a sample syllabus. Recommendation letters are not required in the initial application.

  • Review of applications will begin January 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

University of Pittsburgh - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 2014-2015. 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. Within the Dietrich School, rich opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange are available in the Humanities Center, the World History Center and in a number of vibrant multidisciplinary programs.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have graduated with the PhD after September 1, 2012 or will defend the PhD by April 1, 2014; there will be no exceptions. As part of the application, applicants who have not defended the PhD at the time of application must include a letter from their dissertation chair with the exact date of the scheduled defense. The selected fellows must graduate with their PhD degree by August 31, 2014. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows may apply for an additional one-year renewal.

  • Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 28, 2014. We expect to announce the awards by April 15, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.as.pitt.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship-program. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Rejection received by email (3/31) x4
  • Offer received via email (4/1). This offer was accepted (4/10). For those who may still be waiting for a response, I can tell you that awardees were asked to respond by 4/10, and that they do maintain a list of alternates. I post this because I have been in the limbo spot many times and figured I'd offer what little information I have to help anyone who might be wondering.

University of Queensland (Australia) - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Postdoctoral Research Fellows in English Lit. (Deadline: 15 June 2014)Edit

The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows. The successful appointees will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries. The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across five Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, and funded for $24.25M over seven years, CHE has its headquarters at the University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The Centre is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history, and musicology to investigate individual and collective emotional experience in one of the richest and most dynamic chapters in world history: that of medieval and early modern Europe. By studying earlier European experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The role: The successful appointee will develop a research project, within the ‘Meanings’ Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE), broadly related to any aspect of the history of emotions in any field of English literature from, roughly, the twelfth through to the eighteenth centuries. The position-holder will be expected to undertake a plan of high-quality research and publication, as well as organising activities in support of the program and the Centre.

The person: Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field of English literature. An interest in the wider intellectual, religious, historical, or cultural contexts of English literature will be favourably considered. Knowledge of related Continental European, or classical, literatures may also be an advantageous.

This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Research Level A.

The remuneration package will be in the range AUD $58,763 - $79,708 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD $68,753 - $93,258 p.a.).

  • Posting Date: 05/08/2014
  • Closing Date 06/15/2014 - BUT NOTE: Application Link gives a different deadline: "Applications close: 11 Jun 2014 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time"
  • LINK TO APPLY

University of San Diego (CA) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 24 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces three openings for the Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to support scholars who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished research career from any discipline from the Humanities, Sciences, Math and Social Sciences. We are especially invested in supporting the early development of scholars whose research, teaching, mentoring and/or service advances the perspectives of Gender, First Nations/Native Americans, African Americans, and/or Filipino Americans. The positions will begin in September 2014 and will be housed in any three of the following academic departments:

Biology
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Communication Studies
Ethnic Studies
Languages and Literature
Marine Sciences and Environmental Studies
Physics
Political Sciences and International Relations
Theology and Religious Studies

The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Fellows will teach three courses per year, and will work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their discipline. USD faculty will mentor the fellows' interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual support for the fellows' active scholarly research agenda.

Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree within three years of the closing date. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will be given priority. Awards include competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation. Submit:

a letter of application
curriculum vitae, three letters of reference
a scholarly writing sample
a statement of teaching philosophy
sample syllabi for a lower and upper division course
a statement about commitment and experience teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, 
and a statement of research plans and goals that is thoughtfully integrated into the mission and vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and larger university.
  • Deadline for receiving all materials is January 24, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST. To apply, go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs and look for job # 12528. Register as an applicant and upload all materials to the site. In addition, please submit one copy to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu . The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic Intellectual and social traditions, and a superior liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. Historically, Catholic Universities have assumed responsibility for welcoming diversity and creating a public space for underrepresented groups. The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Link to Apply: http://apptrkr.com/421138
  • the usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu email address is bouncing back - does anyone have any success with this? also the online application is a mess. it stalls and logs you out. 
  • I emailed my application to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu on 1/18.  My email didn't bounce. However, I am having trouble with the online application and plan to call USD on Tues (1/21). Did your email bounce because of the size of your attachments?
  • I also had trouble with the online system. I ended up only being able to email application and never receied any kind of confimation. Did anyone else have this happen to them? (2/18)
  • I called HR and they helped me with my online application.  I think the online application was necessary for HR but the committee(s) would look at the email application.  I explained that I couldn't upload some docs, e.g. letters of recommendation, and the HR person told me not to worry about it as long as I sent a complete application via email.
  • Great thanks for sharing! Best of luck!
  • Anyone have an idea of when they will announce awards? (X2) (3/18)
  • Rejection email 3/25 (x2)

University of Saskatchewan - Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Britain and the British World (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan requests applications for the Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Britain and the British world.

This fellowship is tenable for two years, commencing September 1, 2013. The terms of the fellowship stipulate that it is open to any new scholar working in the field of British History and/or the history of the British world. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a PhD in history by August 31, 2014. Proof of a completed PhD will be required prior to taking up the Fellowship. The successful applicant will be engaged with a research project of his or her own design. She or he will work under the supervision of Professor Chris Kent, a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century British cultural, intellectual, social and women’s/gender histories. While Prof. Kent’s area of expertise is very broad, it is not intended that the fellowship be limited to those working solely in similar or complementary areas of British history. The University of Saskatchewan library, a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), has particularly strong holdings in the fields of British and imperial history.

The position carries an annual salary of $38,000 with a research allowance of $2,000 per annum. As per the University of Saskatchewan regulations governing post-doctoral fellowships, this is primarily a research position, but fellows are permitted to teach one 3-credit unit (c.u.) course per year. Such teaching, paid at the sessional rate of $6,600 per 3 c.u. course would be in addition to the PDF salary, and dependent upon the History Department’s annual timetabling requirements and budgetary position.

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan is a very strong, mid-sized department of twenty full time faculty members with a vibrant research culture, a large graduate program (with 40 PhD students and 24 MA students) and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Faculty members work in a range of thematic areas, including: colonialism, post-colonialism and native/newcomer relations; environmental history; science, medicine and health; gender and sexuality; twentieth-century politics, culture and public policy. At present, half a dozen Faculty members work on topics related to Britain and the British world. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of History website for more details: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/history/contact/jobs.php

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. We therefore encourage applications from members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities) and we urge them to self-identify on their applications. All qualified candidates will be considered but Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority (please indicate your status).

Candidates should have completed their doctorate within the past five years (2009- present). They should have a proven record of scholarly publication and a plan for a research program that expands upon their doctoral research.

Applications should include a CV, letters of reference from three referees, a brief research proposal (1000 words), and a writing sample. Electronic submissions are welcome.

  • Closing date for applications: February 28, 2014. Please arrange for applications and supporting letters to be sent directly to: Ms. Kathleen Swann, Search Committee Assistant, Room 520, Arts Building, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5 Canada. Email: kathy.swann@usask.ca cc: matthew.neufeld@usask.ca, Chair, Search Committee
  • 28 February: Notification of receipt of application and search committee chair e-mailed too stating that they expect to nominate a fellow in the first week of April.
  • Email rejection (04/09)

University of South Carolina - Classics in Contemporary Perspectives Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015 (Deadline: 3 Feb. 2014) - SHORTLIST NOTIFIEDEdit

Postdoctoral Fellowship - AY 2014-2015

  • The Classics in Contemporary Perspectives Initiative at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship from scholars who work on the Ancient world from an interdisciplinary and contemporary perspective. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research interests intersect with projects and topics in ongoing CCP research and teaching. Examples include but are not limited to: democratic theory and practice; the reception of classical texts; democracy-building and citizenship in transitional societies; rhetorical invention and discourses of ethical life; Ancient philosophy and philosophy of science.
  • Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as Politics, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Classics, History, Philosophy, or another related discipline. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in research and teaching, a record of communicating research results via publications and/or professional presentations, and be willing and able to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  • This nine month, full time, position will be available starting August 16, 2014 and ending May 15, 2015. Salary is $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience.
  • For full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2014.
  • Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Jill Frank, Director, Classics in Contemporary Perspectives, Department of Political Science, Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
  • The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
  • Heard that those who were shortlisted were notified
  • When did the shortlisters get notified?  How were they notified? When did you hear this? (3/11)
  • Email notifications were sent more than 10 days ago

University of South Florida - Postdoctoral Scholars Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-15 - Global Change in a Dynamic World (Deadline: 14 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the sixth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s 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.

At least two twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2014 with appointments beginning August 11th, 2014, contingent on available funding. 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. 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 2011. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2014 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 (http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/); (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 2).
Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.**
Copies of teaching evaluations.
  • Send all application materials to: postdoc@usf.edu. Departmental Website: History: http://history.usf.edu - Final application submission deadline is Friday February 14th, 2014.
  • Curious as to whether anyone has received an acknowledgement of their application; I haven't.
  • I have not. (2/28)
  • What is going on with this? (3/2)
  • Still no news? (04/11)
  • No news here. I feel we can expect another month. 2 months is really fast turn around on postdocs, it seems. But that's just my guess. (04/11)

University of Southern California - Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities (Deadline: Noon PST 15 Nov. 2013) - RECIPIENTS NOTIFIEDEdit

  • Postdoctoral Scholars are appointed 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: https://postdocs.usc.edu/apply/
  • Deadline: noon PST 15 Nov. 2013.
  • any news?
  • According to wikis from previous years it is most likely that they get back to applicants in April.
  • I have 2/24 in my notes as the deadline for getting back to people. (x2)
  • Had anyone heard either way about this one? I wonder if they are sending rejection notices or only contacting the recipients (2/24)
  • Just checked the email I received many months ago said: "Recipients of the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars award will be notified on February 24, 2014." So that leads me to believe rejections won't come today. Wish I had read that this morning rather than 2 minutes ago.
  • Last year's wiki said they never sent rejections out, but some people heard good news after the proposed date. Fingers crossed!
  • So has *anyone* heard good news? (2/25) (?x3)  ...no (2/26) (x3) ...crickets (2/27)
  • I emailed them and got this response: "Yes, recipients have been contacted. Thank you for your interest in the program and we wish you the best in your other pursuits." So I guess if you haven't heard it's probably a no. (2/27)
  • Yes (2/24)

University of Southampton (UK) - Research Fellow in Maritime History (Deadline: 28 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Applications are invited for a full time Research Fellow to work for ten months on an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project. It will be hosted by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton. The project aims to elucidate the evolution of England’s merchant fleet and understand more fully English shipboard communities during England’s transition from a medieval European polity to an early modern global maritime power. The findings of the project will be linked to academic publications that will inform a public exhibition in 2015 at the Sea City Museum in Southampton and as such you will have the opportunity to engage fully with third sector partners. The project has two central aims:
  • 1. To transform our understanding of the evolution of English maritime capacity through a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of the English merchant fleet over a period of crucial change in seaborne activity and ambition, c.1400-c.1577.
  • 2. To undertake a prosopographical investigation of shipboard communities over this same period
  • With a strong record of research, you will also have demonstrable familiarity with computer databases, working understanding and knowledge of palaeography, Medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman French and/or Tudor English and knowledge of late medieval and/or Tudor history and of related issues in the economic, social and cultural history of the periods. Applicants with a demonstrable knowledge of maritime societies over this period are particularly welcome.
  • The successful applicant will be based at the University of Southampton and will be supervised by Dr Craig Lambert in the Discipline of History and Professor Jon Adams in the Discipline of Maritime Archaeology. The successful applicant will be a member of one of the foremost research intensive universities in the UK and will have opportunities for training and career development. 
  • For further details of the project contact c.lambert@soton.ac.uk or Jonathon Adams jjra@soton.ac.uk
  • Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form by the above closing date at the apply button below. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker on +44 (0) 23 80593784. Please quote reference 366014F4 on all correspondence.

University of St. Andrews (UK;Scot) - Research Fellow 'Middle Eastern Christian Migrant Experiences in Europe' (Deadline: not stated)Edit

  • One year research post-doc to begin 6 Jan. 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • " This comparative interdisciplinary project focusses upon cultural encounters experienced by these communities in the UK, Sweden and Denmark and examines identity strategies, transnationalism and host-homeland relations. The DIMECCE team is led by Dr Fiona McCallum at the University of St Andrews and includes partners from institutions in Denmark, Poland and Belgium.  The successful candidate will work with Dr McCallum on the UK component of the project and will contribute to the project events and publications."
  • "You will hold, or expect to obtain, a PhD in Political Science/International Relations, Social Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies or other relevant disciplines.  The project draws on multiple disciplines including Political Science, Social Anthropology, Sociology, History, Theology, Migration Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies and expertise in one or more of these fields is required.   Experience of conducting fieldwork is also required and knowledge of the subject matter is desirable.   Fluency in Arabic is preferable. "
  • Deadline: Not Stated

University of Sydney (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History (Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for appointment to a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the nineteenth and/or twentieth century history of economic internationalism, as part of Professor Glenda Sluga’s ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation’. This project will provide a new kind of intellectual genealogy and social history of the intersection of politics and economics in the making of the modern global world in the years after 1814. Using case studies, it will investigate the international history of globalisation from the perspective of people and ideas, capturing divergent perspectives on international economic life, and the objectives of economic internationalism.

It is expected that each of the Postdoctoral Research Fellows will take responsibility for a specific case study focusing on either: international economic institutions such as the Bank of International Settlements or the ILO; the role of private sector international organisations in the internationalisation of politics, economics and culture, for example, the International Chamber of Commerce, or Rotary International; the direct and indirect influence of economic ideas and their agents on the development of the instruments of internationalisation, including international laws.

The successful applicants will make up a team of Postdoctoral Research Fellows, each with responsibility for their own project, and for a collaborative project led by Professor Sluga on the genealogy of internationalism from the perspective of economic thought. The Postdoctoral Fellows will maintain their own high-quality research programs while contributing to the work of other researchers in the project and assisting in organising research workshops. Funding will be made available for designated research activities, international conferences, and for the organisation of workshops and seminars.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in History or a related discipline relevant to the theme of the project. They should have broad research expertise in transnational as well as international history (with particular emphasis on the history of internationalism and international organisations), and are expected to apply a non-English European or Asian language in their research.

Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding capacity for research as well as the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.

The position is full-time, fixed term for two years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period. There is a possibility of extension, subject to funding and need. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. The preferred starting date is 3 March 2014 though this may be negotiable.

  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2133/0913 for more information and to apply.
  • CLOSING DATE: 4 November 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)
  • Rejection: Email 3/4

University of Sydney (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Deadline: 6 July 2014)Edit

  • Based within the School of Letters, Art and Media , the University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to undertake research into medieval understandings of sexuality, love, marriage and the nexus between these.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-time fixed term for 2.5 years (30 months) and comes with a generous research support of $16,000 over the life of the position. The applicant would be required to develop a research project within the ‘Meanings’ program of the CHE, related to the relationship/s between love, sexuality, and marriage in the European Middle Ages (CE 1100-1500) as our Centre of Excellence is based around European Emotions 1100-1800.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the field of Medieval Studies.
  • Applicants are invited to submit a one-page research proposal or plan of research ideas relevant to this area with their application.

The successful applicant is expected to: plan and undertake high quality research, including research trips to relevant international libraries and archives; produce high impact conference presentations and publications relating to the research project; endeavour to publicise the research to a wider public audience; be involved in and, if required, organise activities relating to the Sydney Node of the CHE, the Meanings Program, and the CHE in general.

  • The successful applicant would need to be able to commence as soon as possible after September 2014, with a latest date of commencement of January 2015.
  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 417/0214 for more information and to apply.
  • DEADLINE: 6 Jul. 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

University of Texas at Austin - Two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in English (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin: Two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 ($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. Three letters of recommendation must be sent separately through Interfolio.

  • --Does anyone know if this fellowship is active? There is no mention of it on the UT Austin website--it can only be found listed on Interfolio. 
  • The MLA ad (MLA Job ID 20213. Published 8 November 2013. Expires 20 December 2013) says to make the application through the Interfolio link (which is working as of 12/27) ... not sure why the announcement would also need to be posted at UT website? 
  • I applied for this position yesterday. The Interfolio link was active.
  • Anyone have issues with their letter writers not being able to find the Interfolio link to submit letters? I didn't see any option to provide their information for letter requests... (12/28)
  • My letter writers uploaded their letters right to Interfolio, which I then included when I submitted the application. You can attach all of your documents at once.
  • 1/20: Any word?
  • probably too early. it seems they only requested writing samples at the end of February last year
  • has anyone heard anything? any requests for writing samples yet? (2/25)
  • What are folks thinking? Writing sample requests have gone out and we don't know? Or that we should stay patient?
  • I tried emailing them to check, but didn't get a reply. If timeline from previous years is anything to go by then requests for writing samples to the shortlisted candidates would have gone out by now. 
  • writing sample requested by email (3/19)
  • Does anyone know if an offer was made last Friday as expected? (yes, it has been made) [posted 3/31]
  • offer accepted (4/2)
  • Rejection received via e-mail (4/8).  Congrats to the recipient!

University of Texas at Austin - Institute for Historical Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Capital and Commodities (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The IHS expects to appoint four resident fellows for 2014-15 whose work engages with the year's theme of Capital and Commodities. Fellowships are available for all ranks. They are not restricted to historians, but projects must have significant historical content.

Please note the following changes to the fellowship program as the terms are different from previous years.

  • Fellowships for post-doctoral and independent scholars will provide salaries of $42,000 per year and medical insurance. These fellowships are also available pro-rated for the semester. Junior fellows must have Ph.D.s in hand no later than December 31 of the year preceding the year of the fellowship.

Expectations for Fellows: Fellows must be resident in Austin during the term of their appointment and are expected to participate actively and regularly in the institute's programming. Each fellow will present a pre-circulated paper at the institute's workshops. Fellows may also be invited to participate in other programming at The University of Texas at Austin.

Application Procedures:

A. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Director by midnight on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu, and should include:
Cover sheet.
Comprehensive CV in .pdf format.
Description in no more than three pages, single-spaced, in .pdf format, of the applicant's proposed research project, its relevance to the current theme, and specific goals for the period of residence in Austin.
B. Two letters of reference should be sent by email to the Director by January 15, 2014. If using a credential service such as Interfolio, please select email delivery. Please note that we cannot accept letters of reference from current University of Texas at Austin faculty members to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • An email confirmation will be sent once the application is complete and all materials are received. Please allow up to two weeks during peak times for the message of confirmation.
  • Received email confirmation of application receipt on 1/14.  
  • Rejection email (2/25)

University of Texas at Austin - Women's & Gender Studies Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-2016 (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships designed to provide financial and intellectual support for outstanding scholars at the beginning of their professional careers. Up to three Fellows in the Humanities will be selected each year for a two-year fellowship in the JHI. Fellows will be selected on the basis of accomplishment appropriate to their stage in their career, the promise of excellence and the relevance of their research to the annual theme.

The JHI interprets "Humanities" as a broad category, including political theory, interpretative social science, music, and the arts.

The theme for 2014–2015 is HUMOUR, PLAY, AND GAMES: A distinctive human quality is our sense of humour, and our attraction to play and to games. Play is central to such fields as literature, music, poetry, art, and film. Humour can, of course, be very serious: a powerful critique, a source of strength to survive, a tool for building solidarity, and a means of drawing and redrawing limits. But humour also poses a challenge to the serious. Today, when scholarship needs to justify itself and time is money, what room is left for play and humour? Can they be justified along functional and economic lines (e.g. play is the seedbed of the genuinely new) or must we resist justification in the name of play itself? What is an old joke worth? Games can be both competitive and collaborative, and play is structured by the virtual spaces games create. Playing games and studying games fosters new modes of knowledge. This theme will allow all disciplines, those that have long-recognized the aesthetic importance of humour and play and those that traditionally have not, to intersect with new thinking about games, and so explore a full range of serious (and sometimes funny) play.

The Fellows will pursue their individual research in the context of the JHI. They will have offices at the JHI and will participate in weekly seminars and other activities in the circle of fellows. In addition, each postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with a Department and will teach one course in each Fall and Winter term of their two-year Fellowship. We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in and capacity for interdisciplinary work of a high quality. The Fellowship provides an annual $50,000 Canadian stipend. 



Eligibility: 1 July 2011 — 1 May 2014. Applicants must have completed their degree within three years of the beginning of the fellowship (1 July 2014). Applicants who will defend their thesis before 1 May 2014 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested. Any award will be conditional on a successful defense. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 1 July 2011 are ineligible. Degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto are ineligible. Fellowships are open to citizens of all states. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may further expand the range of ideas and perspectives.

For Full Application Procedure, see http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/id=38

NOTE: The application form will go live on Sunday 15 September 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT).

  • Deadline: All applications must be made online at http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca by 15 November 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Faxed, emailed, and paper applications will not be considered
  • Any news?
  • Last year campus visits were scheduled in early Feb., so I am not sure that we would hear anything this early.
  • 1/15-- phone call invitation for campus visit 
  • 2/24 Any more news on this one?
  • According to admin the fellowship is still in process. Initial plan was to hire 2 fellows, now they are looking to place a total of 5. These interviews are forthcoming. Anyone got news otherwise?
  • Offer accepted in early March [posted 3/12]
  • Congrats! The admin message dated from 2/21. I am guessing the game is over by now.

University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Fellow - African-American and African Studies - (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013) - OFFER EXTENDEDEdit

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose work focuses on African America, Africa and/or the African Diaspora for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending August 24, 2016. The fellowship is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence. The fellowship carries the title of Lecturer and pays an annual salary of $45,000, plus full-time benefits.

Applicants for the fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2014. Post doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2008.

Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the same year.

Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period, and must agree to teach one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program to be offered in the Fall or Spring semester. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to participate in the series of workshops and to make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community. Fellows may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the Woodson fellowship period without the approval of the Director.

For additional information, please visit: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/fellowship/postdoc.html

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu Posting Number 0612534) and attach the following documents: 1) a letter of application (250-word maximum) stating interest in the program, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a project abstract, including title, not to exceed 50 words, 4) a project description, (not to exceed seven double-spaced pages or 1,750 words). It should include a summary of the project, its broader significance, a detailed plan of research and revision, and an outline of the objectives to be achieved during the fellowship period. Please attach project descriptions as "Writing Sample 1" and note that descriptions exceeding seven double-spaced pages will not be considered. 5) A working bibliography (four double spaced pages maximum) listing those scholarly works the applicant considers essential to the nature and methodology of the project, should be attached as "Writing Sample 2." Please arrange to have three signed confidential letters of reference (PDFs only, please) submitted electronically to recommendations@collab.itc.virginia.edu. Letters should be addressed to: Selection Committee, Residential Research Fellowships, The Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400162, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162

  • Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on Saturday, December 1, 2013.
  • 1/29 received email requesting missing letters of recommendation; the committee is meeting on 1/31
  • Has anyone received notification of any type: rejection or offer? (2/13)
  • Offer received (2/18)

University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (Deadline: 1 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one year Post-Doctoral fellowship beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015. Renewable for up to a total of 3 years; renewals are subject to availability of funding and performance. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $40,000 plus individual health insurance.

Fellows will be awarded on the basis of how well their current scholarship both reflects and advances the intellectual mission of the Institute. Candidates are highly encouraged to read the Institute's Vision Statement, which can be found at: http://www.iasc-culture.org/docs/VisionStatement.pdf

Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence, though it is preferred that all fellows be in residence at UVa for the duration of the award period. Institute fellows are expected to participate in all Institute sponsored events, and to be an active member of the regular Friday Seminar. Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to scholars whose work directly contributes to the intellectual priorities of the Institute's research programs.

Applicants for the Post-doctoral Fellowships must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application, or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2014. Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2010.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA https://jobs.virginia.edu/hr posting number 0613313. Please attach: a cover letter of application (250-word maximum); a curriculum vitae to include date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications; and the contact information for three references.

Applicants must submit a project abstract, including title (not to exceed 50 words) as a well as a project description, including title, not to exceed seven double-spaced pages (1,750 words). It must indicate the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the fellowship award, its relevance to the intellectual mission of the Institute, and general academic significance. The project description must include a detailed plan of research as well as concrete objectives to be achieved during award period. These objectives must include a publication plan for the proposed research and writing. Project abstract and description must be attached through Jobs@ under "Writing Sample 1."

In addition, please arrange to have two confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) sent directly to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.

Reference letters must be sent to: Selection Committee Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture University of Virginia P.O. Box 400816 Charlottesville, Va 22903.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Samantha Jordan iasc@virginia.edu

  • Complete applications must be received no later than February 1, 2013.
  • Anyone heard anything about the search? (3/4) (x2)
  • Just confirmation of receipt.  Kind of a strange postdoc - both in the broadness of the cfp and that the current postdocs seem to be largely white dudes who got degrees at UVa. 
  • Very true. I also noticed that the advisory board similiarly consists of 8 white men and one white woman.
  • The fact that almost all of their postdocs were UVa grads made it look suspiciously like a UVa make-work program.  Not that I could afford not to apply, and not that I begrudge anyone in this market taking a lifeline if their alma mater offers it to them.
  • No, I wouldn't blame anyone for taking it, either; if only my university had something similar!  Still, did anyone else get the feeling that the language in the mission statement was coded somehow?  It was tremendously long, but at the end of reading about values and norms and the illusory nature of autonomy (hedged by a dozen different caveats), I started getting the feeling that I probably wouldn't care for their politics if they just stated them openly.  Maybe I'm being paranoid.....
  • Sometimes centers like this are the brainchild of a specific person with a grant/sponsor, and that person has an oversized influence on its mission and the kinds of people who are drawn to it.  But more often than not it's a byproduct, like most academic institutions, of a wide range of competing interests and priorities that have to be brought together into a single mission statement, and that produces a lot of clauses and a lot of caveats.  I don't know, though--the lack of diversity in the backgrounds of the postdocs really struck me, too.
  • That's actually a possibility I hadn't thought of, but makes sense - not coded so much as conflicted.  I could very well see this cfp being the product of a more conservative impulse that's constantly being checked and tempered by another voice.  Good thought; thanks. 
  • Rejection received by e-mail (3/19) X 2
  • Oh no.  Neither rejection nor offer here; is this going to be another UC Pres Postdoc purgatory? (3/19) (x2)
  • Polite, personalized rejection email (3/21) (x2)

University of Virginia - Post-Doctoral Research Associate Fellowship, Slavery and Culture in the 19th c. South (Deadline: Open until Filled)Edit

The President's Commission on Slavery and the University at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) invites scholars, whose work focuses on slavery and culture in the nineteenth century South, to apply for a three-year post-doctoral research associate fellowship, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending August 24, 2017. The fellowship involves directing the Commission's significant research program. Preference will be given to candidates with digital humanities experience. The Commission, co-chaired by Marcus L. Martin, M.D. and Kirt Von Daacke, will further the efforts of multiple groups exploring U.Va.'s historical relationship with slavery and provide an institutional framework to guide research and gather resources on the contributions of enslaved laborers to the University. The Commission is charged with providing advice and recommendations on the commemoration of the University of Virginia's historical relationship with slavery and enslaved people.

The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the registrar or relevant authority that all required work will be completed for conferring of the Ph.D. by July 15, 2014. Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2009.

The post-doctoral fellow must be in residence at U.Va. for the three-year duration of the award period and will be expected to participate in all Commission meetings and activities as well as spearhead the Commission's research efforts. The fellow will be assigned two mentors with substantive expertise who will provide direction around the research and related administrative duties. The fellowship pays an annual (12 month) commensurate salary with eligibility for participation in the University health, dental and life insurance programs.

Required Education: Doctoral Degree or Equivalent

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search posting 0614089. Please attach a letter of application (250-word maximum) stating interest in the program; a curriculum vitae which must include the following: personal information, date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications; and email three letters of recommendation to: Meghan Faulkner at mes3xg@virginia.edu. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Westminster (UK) - Research Fellow in the History of East Asian Medicine (Deadline: 20 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two-year research post-doc working on the Wellcome Trust funded project "Beyond Tradition: Ways of Knowing and Styles of Practice in East Asian Medicines, 1000 to the Present", to begin Sept. 2014
  • "The researcher will carry out independent research to through a study of how text-based medical knowledge was construed, understood and utilized by scholars and physicians, how these epistemic practices changed over time, and how such transformations were tied to networks of transnational exchange throughout East Asia and beyond focusing mainly on the Treatise on Cold Damage 傷寒論. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the history of medicine and be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the history of Korean medicine and its relation to other East Asian medicine. Excellent knowledge of Korean and classical Chinese are required. Knowledge of Japanese is an advantage."
  • "Candidates should apply via our website at http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies. A full job description and an online application form can be found under the reference number: 50037856....Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted."
  • Deadline: 20 Feb. 2014
  • Intend to interview week beginning 10 March.

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - (Deadline: 1 Nov 2013) - AWARDS MADEEdit

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 25, 2014. 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 2014-2016 is Religion and Secularism. What are the past and ongoing impacts of religion and secularism on history, literature, the arts, philosophy, or language? What are the meanings of “religion,” “secularism,” and postsecularism” and how are they theorized, represented, or institutionalized in different societies and times? How are they related to such social and cultural formations as modernity, war, empire, nation, science, spirituality, the work of art, power, indigeneity, politics, government, migration, race, sustainability, or territoriality, both past and present? What role do they play in constructions of gender, sexuality, or disability? How do religion, secularism, and postsecularism inform aesthetics across time, media, and genre? With this theme we invite applications for cutting-edge work from researchers across the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose work reflects upon or has significant implications for the meanings and effects of religion, secularism, or postsecularism in past, current, or future societies. Projects should make a clear contribution to the humanities and focus on either religion or secularism or on their interconnections.

In 2013-2014 the stipend for postdoctoral fellows is $55,157 per academic year, with a $2,000 per year research allowance, $3,000 per year travel allowance, and $2,500 computer allowance in the first year. Fellows are eligible for health insurance (http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/gradben.pdf).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 5 years past receiving their PhD. To be eligible for this competition, degree must be received between August 2009 and August 2014.
  • Fellows must hold a PhD in a humanities discipline or in the humanistic social sciences.
  • Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by August 2014 must provide a letter from their home institution (department chair, head of graduate studies, or advisor) corroborating the degree award schedule.
  • Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.
  • In an effort to foster disciplinary diversity in our program of six postdoctoral fellows, we are not likely to award fellowships to candidates whose teaching would be in the departments of History or Art History.
  • The fellowship has no nationality requirements. If accepted, international candidates will be responsible for securing their own paperwork, visas, etc. as needed, though the university can provide some support in that process.
  • Selected recipients may not hold another fellowship simultaneous with this one.

More information about annual themes

Full application guidelines and directions 

  • NOTE: All application materials, included letters of recommendation, must be submitted through Interfolio at this site. All materials must be submitted by midnight (central) on November 1, 2013 in order to receive full consideration.
  • 11/18 Email confirming receipt of application and that they got almost 300 of them. x3 Heart skipped a beat thinking I'd already been rejected.
  • 12/18 Rejection by email, almost 290 applicants. x7
  • 12/19 I haven't got any email. I even checked my spam folder. I hope this is a good sign. x1
  • Last year they took a while to email semi-finalists, but the admin was happy to respond to requests for further info on status as soon as the first rejections went out.
  • 1/16 Email notifying semi-finalist status. It says 32 of the nearly 300 applications are on the list. x3
  • 2/13 Email notification of award (X2).
  • 2/20 Have any semi-finalists received rejections? Have any/all of the offers been accepted?
  • 3/14 Does anyone have any further news on this? I was shortlisted but am still waiting for my rejection (x5).
  • 30/4 I think the fact that they haven't provided the shortlisted candidates with either an update or a rejection is quite poor form.

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Kingdon Fellowship in Judeo-Christian Religious Studies - (Deadline: 15 Nov 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Institute for Research in the Humanities will offer 1-2 Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships to be awarded to a scholar from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 2014-2015. Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, generously donated funds to the IRH to support scholarly research in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present, broadly understood. 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. Projects may range widely or focus on a particular issue. They may 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, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, sexuality, etc. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion’s interaction with society are especially welcome.

Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Institute throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. The award provides a stipend of $50,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

Kingdon Fellows are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute by attending the weekly Monday afternoon seminars (3:00-5:00pm) and presenting their work at a seminar. Monday seminars are followed by an informal Tuesday lunch discussion (noon- 1:15pm) based on the seminar for those who are interested in further discussion of the Monday presentation. Fellows are also encouraged to join the informal daily lunches at the Institute, as well as attend other Institute events, as time and interest permits. Please consult the Institute’s website (http://irh.wisc.edu) for more information about other Institute fellowships and activities.

The Institute accepts applications from senior scholars as well as young scholars with research projects well advanced. Applicants must be in possession of the Ph.D. or Th.D. at the time of application; we will not accept applications from graduate students expecting to have the degree by the beginning of the academic year. Independent scholars with the Ph.D. or Th.D. are eligible to apply. Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are not eligible for the fellowship. Projects to revise the doctoral dissertation should involve substantial expansion, new research, and/or new conceptual frameworks; the proposal should clearly explain how the project relates to the dissertation.

  • NEW Application Submission Directions: The online application can be found at http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=4. You will attach all other application materials (proposal, bibliography, and CV) to this form. Deadline: Application Materials: November 15, 2013. Letters of recommendation: November 15, 2013.
  • NOTE: See full application guidelines at Kingdon Fellowship Call.
  • Does anyone know when we might expect to hear back?  (I received word on 3/7 (via snail mail) that I did NOT get this award.  90 total applicants and I was in the pool of 19 total semi finalists, the letter said.) 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Center for 21st Century Studies Provost Postdoc Fellowship, "Humanities Futures" (Deadline: March 2, 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee leads the way in imagining, defining, and creating the burgeoning field of 21st century studies, focusing on the intersection of the humanities, arts, and sciences (social and natural) with issues of compelling concern. C21 organizes its research and public programs around themes that change periodically. Each year C21 constitutes a group of six to eight UWM faculty fellows, and at least one UW System fellow, whose research interests relate to the theme. Nationally and internationally known scholars are brought to campus to address the topic of the year’s research in seminars, lectures, and conferences.

For 2014–15, C21 is offering a Provost Fellowship in interdisciplinary humanities to a post-doctoral candidate from beyond UWM and the UW System. This fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend plus benefits, with additional travel stipend available (international applications welcome).

Applicants must have received their doctorates within five academic years previous to the year of award. The Provost fellowship is designed to further broaden the academic networks of the group of faculty in residence at C21, and is thus unavailable to UW-Milwaukee and UW System faculty and graduate students. The fellowship is awarded to support interdisciplinary research projects in the humanities, which include, but are not limited to, philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, and art history. Proposals employing humanistic approaches from the social and natural sciences and the arts are also welcome. Applicants should be working on research topics related to the 2014–15 theme, “Humanities Futures.” A detailed description of the theme is available on the C21 website: http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/research/themes.html

The Provost fellow is expected to be in residence for one academic year and participate in bi-weekly fellows’ seminars, public events and lectures, and the Center’s major annual conference in the Spring. There is the possibility of teaching a course related to the fellow’s research. The fellow is expected to make a public presentation of research at some point during the year. The fellow is provided with office space and library privileges. The Provost fellowship may be held concurrently with other grants, and with sabbatical or other support from home institutions.

To apply, please email application materials (ideally as a single .pdf attachment) to C21director Richard Grusin’s attention, c21@uwm.edu

  • a three- to four-age description of your research project (maximum 1,000 words). Explain how the project fits into your past research and plans for future research, and how it connects to the C21 theme, “Humanities Futures”
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a recent offprint or manuscript (article length)

In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference from senior scholars familiar with your work and the project you are proposing to be sent directly to C21 director Richard Grusin’s attention, c21@uwm.edu.

  • Applications due: March 2, 2014.
  • Posted at the Chronicle
  • anyone else get their email bounced back? Can't figure out how to submit the application
  • Email is fixed now, and they know it was down so you can still submit if you write them and let them know you tried and it bounced. Adminstrator was quite nice! Good luck all! [posted March 4]
  • Skype interview on 3/18.

University of York (UK) - Postdoc in History (Deadline: 26 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two-year research post-doctoral position on "the project ‘The visual and material culture of British military encounters with Egypt, 1798-1918’.", to begin January 2014
  • "The research will contribute towards an international collaborative research project ‘Making war, mapping Europe: militarized cultural encounters, 1792-1920’ funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) in partnership with the Freie Universität Berlin, Trinity College Dublin and Swansea University, as well as the National Army Museum, London."
  • The University of York project is led by Dr Catriona Kennedy and will investigate British soldiers’ perceptions and experiences of Egypt, focusing in particular on the visual and material record of this encounter.
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (history, history of art, archaeology, literary studies) is essential. A research background in the history of photography, material and visual culture is highly desirable, as is knowledge of the social and cultural history of modern warfare/empire/cultural encounters. You will undertake research on letters, diaries, memoirs, sketchbooks, photographs, souvenirs and militaria associated with the Egyptian campaigns. As part of the project’s dissemination activities, you will work closely with the National Army Museum and the other project members and contribute to a series of on-line exhibitions on the project website hosted by the FU Berlin. You will attend and contribute to project meetings and conferences in York, Swansea, Dublin and Berlin. You will also be responsible for co-authoring, with Dr Kennedy, a monograph based on the project’s findings.
  • For further details & application process see here
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2013.

University of York (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Medieval Literature (Deadline: 1 April 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and the University of York, the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) http://www.sdu.dk/cml is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The Centre takes an integrated European approach to the study of Medieval Literature and welcomes applications from those working on the literary cultures of medieval Europe, from Scandinavia to the Middle East. Research projects will fall within the three main research areas of CML: languages, fictionality and canon formation and will normally result in the publication of a monograph or a series of articles in edited collections and international peer-reviewed journals.

You will be committed to collaboration which unites scholarship across disciplines and languages, and creating a shared research environment across SDU and York by spending extended periods of time in both institutions. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area of Medieval Studies (Literature, Philology, Linguistics, Manuscript Studies, History) and be able to work at an advanced level in at least two of the languages of Medieval Europe.

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Elizabeth Tyler: elizabeth.tyler@york.ac.uk.

Salary will be within the range £29,837 - £30,728 a year. The post is full time and available from 29 September 2014, for a period of 3 years.

  • Closing date: 1 April 2014. For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.---> APPLY

Valparaiso University, Lilly Fellows Program, Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship- (Deadline: 5 Nov 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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 2014-2016 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 no earlier than December, 2012. 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 http://www.lillyfellows.org and go to “Postdoctoral Fellows Program” or call 219-464-5317.
  • Application deadline: November 5, 2013.

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute - Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 1 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute proposes to award up to six Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences for a period of up to five years, beginning October 10, 2014. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Yearly renewal of the Fellowship will be contingent upon demonstrated progress in research. Fellows will be expected to be physically present at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award.

Although these are postdoctoral fellowships, other candidates may be considered in those fields in which a doctoral degree is not a prerequisite for career progress.

  • Candidates should submit the following documents in English, in separate files, to polonsky@vanleer.org.il: statement of research plans (3-5 pages, with title); summary of your previous research (3 pages); one published article or equivalent unpublished work; curriculum vitae, including list of publications; names and contact information, including phone numbers, for 3 possible recommendations. The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 1, 2014.
  • Contact: The Polonsky Fellowships Committee, polonsky@vanleer.org.il
  • Website: http://www.vanleer.org.il
  • Acknowledgement received by e-mail on 5 Feb 2014 (1×).
  • Replies expected by the end of March 2014.

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies - Senior, Research, and Junior Fellowships (Deadline: 16 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2014/2015, beginning October 1, 2014.

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal's lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests of the VWI. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. Fellows will have access to the archives of the institute, now under development. It is expected that fellows will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellows' discussions and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals.

Funding is available for

to work at the institute for a duration of between six and eleven months.

Senior fellowships will be awarded to qualified scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s, have authored exceptional academic publications and have been working at a university or academic institution for several years. Research fellowships will be awarded to scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s and have published works in their research field. Junior fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. candidates.

With its fellowships, the VWI seeks to encourage communication and academic exchange among the fellows, providing an additional benefit beyond their research work. The fellows are expected to further the institute's academic work and provide each other with advice and support in their research projects. Fellows must be regularly present at the VWI.

Fellows will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI.

Virginia Tech - Postdoctoral Associate, American Civil War Era (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the History Department of Virginia Tech invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2014. The successful applicant will benefit from professional mentoring, the opportunity to gain experience planning and participating in academic and public outreach activities, and access to the extensive Civil War era holdings of Virginia Tech’s Special Collections (http://spec.lib.vt.edu/).

RESPONSIBILITIES. The successful applicant will:

be expected to make significant progress on a book manuscript.
teach one course in Virginia Tech’s History Department in either the Fall or Spring semester.
organize, in conjunction with the Center Director, a symposium on a theme related to the postdoctoral associate’s research interests.
contribute to the research activities and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, participating in events such as the Civil War Weekend.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in history or a related discipline with emphasis on any aspect of the Civil War era, broadly conceived. The Ph.D. must have been received by the time of appointment, and not more than three years prior to the date of appointment. Record demonstrating potential for excellence in research and teaching. Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines and with members of the general public. Effective oral and written communication skills. Commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. Experience with public engagement. Skills or interest in developing skills in digital history.

REMUNERATION. Salary of $45,000 plus benefits. The successful applicant will also be eligible to apply for research funds from the VCCWS and the History Department.

APPLICATIONS. By February 28, 2014, applicants should upload the following at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/45209:

A cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
A curriculum vitae.
A research statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing the significance of your dissertation project and your plans for revisions.
A symposium proposal of no more than one page describing the subject of the symposium you would like to organize, including the names of the 3-5 most appropriate potential participants (post under “Other Doc”).
Three letters of recommendation (these should be emailed to pquigley@vt.edu or mailed in hard copy to Civil War Postdoctoral Associate Search Committee, Department of History (0117), 431 Major Williams, 220 Stanger St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061).

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies is housed in Virginia Tech’s History Department. The Center’s mission is to promote greater understanding of the American Civil War among professional historians, students, teachers, and the general public. For more information, go to http://www.civilwar.vt.edu/.

Walters Art Museum Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding scholar who has recently finished his or her Ph.D. and wishes to pursue a curatorial career in the art museum field. This two-year fellowship supports scholarly research related to the collections of the Walters Art Museum and provides curatorial training and experience. Widely regarded as one of the finest museums in the United States, the Walters possesses an extensive collection of material ranging from art of the ancient world through Greece and Rome; Medieval European objects and manuscripts; East, South, and Southeast Asian sculpture and painting; Pre-Columbian works of art from the Ancient Americas; European sculpture and painting from the Renaissance and Baroque periods; Eighteenth and Nineteenth century European and American paintings, prints, and drawings.

The Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow will be fully integrated into the daily working environment of the Curatorial Division and has the opportunity to work closely with an individual curator. In addition Fellows work closely with conservators and museum educators in service of the museum and its mission. The fellow has access to the museum collections, research libraries both within the museum and in the region, and enjoys all the professional privileges afforded other museum staff members.

The fellow will divide his/her time between general curatorial work (three fifths) and specific research projects (two fifths). General curatorial activities include research on the collection, work on the presentation of the collection, and/or its publication in print or online, and/or participation in special exhibition projects. The fellow will be expected to participate in the museum’s education and public programs and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The fellow will receive an annual stipend and a travel allowance.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the last five years. They must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise, as well as a strong interest in the museum profession. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated knowledge of and scholarly interest in the fields of East, South or Southeast Asian art and eighteenth century European art.

  • Application close date is January 15, 2014. Applications must include the following material: 1) A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship. It should include home address, phone number, fax number, and email address. 2) A statement, not to exceed four typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant’s area of research and potential relationship to the museum’s collections. 3) A copy of a published paper or a writing sample. 4) Complete curriculum vitae. 5) Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field familiar with the applicant’s work sent directly to the museum and 6) Names and contact information for three referees (academic and professional).
  • Submit application and all materials to: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5185, ATTN: HR Department-Mellon Fellowship Committee or email to jobs@thewalters.org

Washington University in St. Louis - African and African-American Studies (AFAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 3 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The African and African American Studies (AFAS) program at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and social sciences for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the option to apply for a second-year renewal. The fellowship is intended to assist junior scholars whose research focuses on topics related to Africa, African Americans, and/or the African Diaspora in furthering their careers by providing them with opportunities for mentorship, advancing their research, and enhancing their teaching.

AFAS postdoctoral fellows are provided a competitive salary, support for research and research-related travel, office space, and computer equipment. They will also receive a reduced teaching load, teaching one course a semester based on their scholarly area of expertise and with the approval of the AFAS curriculum committee or the Director. In addition, Fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the AFAS program and University by giving and attending public lectures, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in program activities. The fellowships begin July 1, 2014 and extend until June 30, 2015.

Applications are evaluated against a broad set of criteria, with special consideration given to contributions the candidate can make to diversify the University community and to deepen the scholarly inquiries of the program in AFAS and its curriculum. Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest that briefly explains the applicant’s proposed research and scholarly interest; (2) a detailed statement of proposed research that will be pursued during the fellowship period (up to 5 pages); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) one writing sample (a scholarly publication or dissertation chapter (maximum 30 pages); (5) an official graduate transcript; and (6) three letters of recommendation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have at least one letter of recommendation written by a dissertation committee member or reader

Washington University in St. Louis especially encourages applications from women, members of racial/ethnic minority groups, and disabled individuals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and must have received a doctorate after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2014.

  • The search committee will continue to review applications until the positions are filled, but priority will be given to applications received by February 3, 2014. Send application materials to: Search Committee, The Program in African & African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, CB 1109, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Further inquiries regarding the fellowship should be made by e-mail to afas@artsci.wustl.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations (Deadline: 13 Jan. 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations, a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.

American Culture Studies is a robust endowed program that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual community and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences; it serves as home to an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate program, and collaborative research and teaching activities. The AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per year, work with undergraduate advisees, and actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual life of American Culture Studies (which includes the Americanist Dinner Forum, a monthly cross-disciplinary exchange among faculty and graduate students on shared research problematics; AMCS Workshops; and AMCS Faculty Program Initiatives in Modern Segregation, Performance and Popular Culture, and American Intimacies). Accordingly, Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The main goal in this postdoctoral program is the intellectual development of the Fellows and ourselves through productive academic interaction. Consult our website (http://amcs.wustl.edu) for more information about the program and its many opportunities.

We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, at the same time as they are deeply engaged with ethnographic and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of relations of production, reproduction and/or regulation, particularly as they center on the history and theory of the family and intimate relations; sexuality; and/or the body.

To be considered, candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2010, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2014.

The Fellow will receive a salary of approximately $43,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, which may be supplemented in cases of demonstrated need.

  • Applicants should submit cover letter, c.v., research and teaching statements (each 500 words), three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcript. All candidates must apply online. Details are available on the AMCS program website at http://amcs.wustl.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships. On-line Registration must be received by January 13, 2014 for consideration and applications that are complete by that date will receive fullest consideration. The search committee will begin to review applications on January 1. Hard copy supporting materials should be sent to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, American Culture Studies Program, Campus Box 1126, 151 McMillan Hall, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130.
  • Received request for additional materials this morning (02/06) by email (1)
  • Received request for Skype interview (02-20) by email (1)

Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity (Deadline: 13 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity, a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.

American Culture Studies is a robust endowed program that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual community and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences; it serves as home to an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate program, and collaborative research and teaching activities. The AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per year, work with undergraduate advisees, and actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual life of American Culture Studies (which includes the Americanist Dinner Forum, a monthly cross-disciplinary exchange among faculty on shared research problematics; AMCS Workshops; and AMCS Faculty Program Initiatives in Modern Segregation, Performance and Popular Culture, and American Intimacies). Accordingly, Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The main goal in this postdoctoral program is the intellectual development of the Fellows and ourselves through productive academic interaction. Consult the AMCS website (http://amcs.wustl.edu) for more information about the program and its many opportunities.

We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, at the same time as they are deeply engaged with ethnographic and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of inequality, hierarchy, and power, especially as they pertain to matters of identity, membership, and exclusion.

To be considered, candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2010, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2014.

  • The Fellow will receive a salary of approximately $43,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, which may be supplemented in cases of demonstrated need. Applicants should submit cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, research and teaching statements (each 500 words), and graduate transcript. All candidates must apply online. Details are available on the AMCS program website at http://amcs.wustl.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships. On-line Registration must be received by January 13, 2014 for consideration and applications that are complete by that date will receive fullest consideration. The search committee will begin to review applications on January 1. Hard copy supporting materials should be sent to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, American Culture Studies Program, Washington University, Campus Box 1126, 151 McMillan Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130.
  • Contacted for writing sample, syllabi, and course evaluations. (2/6/2014)
  • Contacted for Skype interview (2/20)
  • Rejection received via e-mail stating that offer has been accepted. (4/8)

Washington University in St. Louis - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Mellon Postdoc - (Deadline: 2 Dec 2013) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Washington University announces the fourteenth 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 2014, the selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with a nine month academic year salary beginning at $50,000 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. 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. Please include all relevant contact information on the first page of your cover letter, and your name on each page of your application. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Submit materials by email, post, or online document handler by December 2, 2013 to Joseph Loewenstein (mii@artsci.wustl.edu). 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.
  • acknowledgement received by e-mail 12/9: "the members of the selection committee hope to contact you by March 15, 2014 concerning their deliberations"
  • Looking at past fellows, it doesn't seem you have much chance unless you're from an ivy. This year it would be interesting to know if any shortlisted candidates are from other types of insitutions. 
  • Academia is tiered; this isn't fair, but it does resemble any other profession, where one is judged on one's past credentials and affiliations as much as one's abilities. (Admission: I'm in an Ivy PhD program.) I think half of the benefit is in the name, but the other half is in the kinds of qualities that can and should be reproduced outside the Ivy league, such as addressing your research to the central debates in your field and teaching yourself to be an effective article-writer (I really don't think anyone else taught me this).
  • To the above post: Your comment comes across as an apology for this situation. "Tiered" is a nice-sounding euphemism for elitist, and it implies that there is some merit to the "tiers." And when you say that the ivies teach certain qualities that "can and should be reproduced" elsewhere, you're implying that the ivies are the source of high-quality education that other schools should (but don't) emulate. That is absolutely not the case. I'm at a public research one, and I and my colleagues certainly address our research to central debates. But we'll always be at a disadvantage because of arbitrary and elitist prejudices that self-replicate. (Look how many ivy Ph.D.s were also ivy B.A.s.) I could have gone to an ivy for undergrad but couldn't afford it. But I couldn't be prouder of my rigorous public training. I'm just frustrated at the glass ceiling that seems almost impenetrable.
  • I can see how my post could have provoked your ire, and I'm sorry for that. I wasn't trying to bait anyone. But I stand by my point. "Tiered" is not a euphemism; it was meant to describe the stratification of resources and prestige that you also point out. You describe academia as "elitist." By the same token every white-collar professional endeavor from college applications on up could be described as elitist. My point was that elitism, or the desire to reproduce oneself or fetishize accomplishments over true abilities, or whatever, is just the sea we all swim in as competitive humans. To pretend that academia or anything else could magically become a true meritocracy is delusional; given what academia is, you can take it or leave it. You are correct that I did imply, and do believe, that part of my Ivy-league PhD education (in my post I guesstimated 50%) contains some value that is qualitatively better than that of many other institutions. In my experience, the further down the rankings you go, the worse advice and preparation PhD students seem to be getting on how to produce scholarship that would put them in the running for something like the WUSTL postdoc (not that this is the only kind of valuable achievement in academia, anyway. . .). You mention that you are at a public R1. Well, many PhDs from such institutions go on to do great things in the academy. In my subfield, for instance, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UMich, and perhaps Rutgers are all recognized to produce superior PhD students to Brown, Princeton, and perhaps even Columbia, and I think that job statistics from the last five years would substantiate this. Calling the self-reproducing tendencies of the top 20 schools a "glass ceiling" invokes the experiences of women in the business world, which is not exactly analogous: being a woman is an inalienable identity that has no intrinsic relation to abilities; while the acculturation of grad school may make it feel like an identity, being at an R2 (say) is not an identity but a credential, and if you don't like what this credential gives you in the world of academia, no one is forcing you to take it. And, honestly, there are way too many humanities PhD programs for how many jobs there are. Ironically, the lower-ranked humanities PhD programs are actually contributing to the job crunch by shifting teaching from TTs to TAs. If you want to call this observation "elitist," go ahead, but it's just true. And as far as I can see, neither you nor I is going to have any appreciable effect on the funding of tenure-track lines in the humanities or the general administrative opinion on the humanities going forward.
  • There are a couple of issues here.  I don't think anyone would deny the educational value of working with the best people in one's field.  It's just that the best people in one's field might not necessarily be at an Ivy League school, but may be at an R1 or (gasp) not a top twenty school. Conversely, not everyone at an Ivy is at the very very top of their field (sorry).  But while TT searches will know whose letters are worth what, interdisciplinary postdoc committees don't necessarily the top programs in whatever field, so it isn't surprising that in the postdoc searches, a lot of those searches might just take the safe bet and go for the big name, even if it's a rule of thumb and doesn't guarantee that you'll hire the best scholar with the best training.  That's just life.  That being said, the issue of the affordability of undergraduate education, and the impact of that on one's life, was raised: I would hope that anyone going into education on any level would take this as a serious issue, and one that every educator should be concerned to change.  I don't think denying that that is a serious issue is something the previous poster meant to do; but everyone, once in a job, should be concerned to have an "appreciable effect" on that very serious problem.
  • Hi all, enjoying the debate, but I have a non-related question. Does anyone know what, precisely, the course proposal should look like? Do they mean a full syllabus, or simply a paragraph-long description and title? What about a list of required texts? Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
  • Just wanted to note that only a quarter or so of the past WUSTL fellows are from Ivies, so I hope no one feels too discouraged to apply.   
  • Not quite accurate: 9 of 19 received their PhD from Ivy League schools, and if you throw in the other major "prestige" universities, namely UChicago, Cal-Berkeley, and Cambridge/Oxford (UK), and its 15 out of 19. I'm not saying that it's not worth giving your best effort (I certainly plan to), but let's not forget that host schools are not only looking to serve budding scholars, but also to increase their own prestige by bringing in candidates from prominent schools. This is the reason that graduates from these schools tend to land on the short list for the majority of job searches as well, even if applicants from other institutions have equal or even superior qualifications (please don't read bitterness or snark in this comment; it is an easily observable trend, based on hiring results, as well as first-hand knowledge of candidate accomplishments from non-prestige schools). Then, once there is someone on faculty from one of these schools, one can observe the gradual increase in faculty members from the same "prestige schools." This is not to suggest that this trend results entirely from "academic nepotism" or elitism, but the reality is that faculty and postdoc searches are expensive and time-consuming, and therefore when it is time to whittle down a list of fully-qualified candidates, if someone is already at the institution who can call their former advisor and get a glowing report on the candidate from his or her old school/network... well, it's tough to beat those odds. That being said, such circumstances will not keep me from trying, and if I don't get there, I will know that I took my very best shot in this very competitive job market.
  • You suggest that the only difference between Ivy PhDs and "non-prestige schools" is the name. Academia is certainly no meritocracy, but that doesn't mean it's just random, either. Sorry. And again, I also disagree with the idea that if what you call "elitism" is occurring, this is some sort of deplorable injustice. Credentials and connections matter in every profession. Creating intricate hierarchies of prestige and picking the known over the unknown is just human nature. Only in academia do candidates seem to think they deserve to be considered outside the context of their credentials and connections. Imagine the same logic applied to law, or business, or medicine...
  • No one is suggesting that a person ought to be considered outside of their credentials. But the name of your school is just one small credential amongst many, including your research project, publications, conference presentations, research fellowships, paper prizes, work experience, service work, etc. And it seems reasonable that each item on that list ought to count for more than the name-of-school credential, because each one of them says a lot more about your future potential. Sure, if two candidates appeared equal in every single way, going with name of school makes sense. But how often is that really the case? What we're all saying is that name of school seems to carry disproportionate weight, over and above other credentials that should be 99% of what matters. You keep saying, "well, that's how life/work/human nature works." That's fine, but we don't have to think it's fair or be quiet about it.
  • I certainly do agree with our public R1 poster here. I am also at a public R1 and it is also my experience that we are at a disadvantage on the market. In fact, when you look closely, it is not only this particular post-doc, but also all the others( including all the "society of fellows," "diversity," and "mellon" post-docs) that select their pools of candidates directly from Ivy and other prestige schools. It's quite appaling to see that being from a non-ivy, your odds at getting one of these postdocs is indeed 1/10 or just slightly above. Just look at former fellows for all these opportunities, or better yet: read this excellent article from the chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/PhDs-From-Top/136113/. In my field, I have repetedly seen scholars with barely any publications and very few conference presentations be selected for TT positions and fancy postdocs. I have also seen super-qualified doctoral students from public R1s, with tons of awards, papers, and conference presentations, be only considered for Teaching jobs (even if there's nothing wrong with that, we just don't have as many options). To the Ivy League poster here: yes, your observation that academia is "tiered" is an euphemism for not only "elitist" but also "structurally unfair." I was nearly accepted at an IVY, but apparently the only bug was my GRE scores. I was working full time to make a living, had no time to take a vacation and study for this thing, I also had no money to take a prep course. Had I had better financial means, I could have done all this, and my score might not have been an obstacle. Sure, this is only a small example based on my personal experience, but you see where I am going, do you? People from disadvantaged social and ethnic backgrounds often do not have the money and time to take prepatory courses, engage in fancy extra-curricular activities, or take a plethora of "Fancy" but yet unpaid internships. As a result, they are disadvantaged in undergraduate admission processes, and later, that carries over to grad school and beyond. Again, you may be tempted to say "oh well, that is how it is anyway. What can we do about it." But I am in agreement with the public R1 poster here, we can and we should certainly exercise our right to criticism against what can be called, after all, an overt form of "discrimination" (let's call a cat a cat). Ivy League Poster, I can understand that these series of post make you deeply uncomfortable. In academia, we are all in the business of "selling" our identities and accomplishments whether we like it or not. All too often, one's identity is reduced to one's professional achievement. Your achievement of getting in an Ivy League school has probably been deeply internalized as one of your biggest professional achievements in life and is probably an integral part of who you are (feel free to correct me if I am wrong). But if that the case, please take a minute to think about all the structural reasons which prevent excellent people from making it to the top of what you view as a "tiered" system,  and think of the work, determination, and grit it takes to succeed in graduate school when structural obstacles, and social, and cultural biases, stand in the way of one's success. The reason I am saying all this, and I care so much about what you think, is that you are much more likely to be on a faculty search committee in the next few years than I am. And when you will be, I just hope that you will give every job applicant a fair chance instead of (SIGH) putting all the IVY applicants in the "short list" pile and the others in the "reject" pile. 
  • Hear, hear!
  • I agree with everything that everyone says about R1 candidates, not to mention excellent candidates from R2 schools, being discriminated based on prestige factor. The only postdoc that I know of that doesn't discriminate based on school name is the UCLA Mellon postdoc on transnationalism. It is not advertised this year, and I heard from friends that it is ending. Oh well, one less postdoc to apply to I guess... 
  • I appreciate your critique, but I don't think your characterization of the typical Ivy PhD is entirely fair. I'm from a working class background and got my PhD at an Ivy, which I chose to attend in no small part because their generous stipend enabled me to avoid more student loans. The people in my program also came from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. That said, I think one of the main advantage of the Ivy's over public R1's is that they can lavish resources on their students because of their huge endowments. I definitely taught less and got more money for research and conference travel than equally talented friends at public R1's, which allowed me to devote more time to all the things one needs to do to get a job. My point is that the inequalities that create the "tiered" system start much earlier than the job market. ( x2 yo!) (Same here, except now at a 'prestigious' R1, x1)
  • It doesn't surprise me that this critique is coming from public R1 schools: good programs that are often perceived to lack private/Ivy cachet. I agree that this perception is largely inaccurate, but it is an abiding one. Did you really not know about it going in? Prestige is the #1 topic of conversation on grad school admissions blogs like whogotin. I'm going to guess that you righteous R1 folks don't believe that R2 candidates---or people with just a Master's---or independent scholars without any degrees---should be on an equal footing with you. Why not? Because you buy into the hierarchy despite its faults. The sad truth is that there are not enough jobs, and there is an oversupply of candidates with 'intrinsic merit.' (And of course intrinsic merit has never been the only relevant criterion at any juncture in the history of academia: old timers contrast the current system with the much more fucked up 'old boy network.') To the poster a few posts back: no, my point was precisely that being at an Ivy is not part of my identity. The PhD is a qualification, and where you get it is part of the qualification. FYI, the Ivy league itself is tiered. I have seen Harvard grads snag jobs from other Ivy candidates simply because of the name on their diploma. The proper response to this is not to cry discrimination; the proper response is to try to get into Harvard (I didn't). If we were talking college, that would be an entirely different conversation, since the B.A. is fast changing from a professional degree to high school 2.0. I'm all for exposing and correcting structural inequality in situations where people have a reasonable expectation to be treated on an equal footing. It's arguable now that high school grads have a fundamental right to access to decent college educations, and of course where you happen to have grown up shouldn't have to impact that. However, I don't think anyone has a right to a career in academia, any more than anyone has a right to a career in law, medicine, or business.
  • Good luck, everybody. 
  • Of course I think R2s should be on equal footing. It doesn't make any sense to talk about MAs and undegreed candidates for a postdoc, so I'm leaving that alone. But I guess your point is that unless you can get into the top preparatory schools in your field (Harvard Business, Duke Medicine, Stanford Law, Berkeley Ph.D.), it's just your own fault if you can't get a job. Might as well give up and choose a career you're not interested in or suited for. Of course, since getting into those schools has a lot to do with where you went to college, which has a lot to do with your financial means, socioeconomic status as a child, and luck, that means that these positions will all be filled with white elites from now to eternity. Oh well. That's just life, huh? For the record, I'm done with this conversation, because it's going nowhere.
  • R1 schools can be incredibly selective about their students too, leading to the same elitist bias that ivy programs suffer from. In my own humanities program, I was told that I was admitted partly because I had gone to the "right" kind of school (aka an elite college), as had pretty much all of the other doctoral students (who went to Stanford, Brandeis, Princeton, etc): there are no public university grads in my program to speak of. All but one of the faculty members in my department have Ivy PhDs. So the general idea that R1 program students are any less subject to the kind of institutional bias that rewards a fancy pedigree is just plain incorrect. R1 programs reward WASPy life advantages as much as Ivies. Yet despite all of that, it is fact that I may lose any number of postdocs or jobs to candidates from ivy-ish schools, even if they have published or curated less than me.  ***I went to my R1 program because there were two faculty members who were leading experts in what I was interested in. I probably could have applied to an ivy, but none of the ivy programs had the key people I wanted to work with. The idea that I am inherently at a disadvantage because I selected the program that was best for ME and my own work over an ivy name is pretty depressing, but it is reality.
  • This will be my last post as well, as this is becoming tiresome. The poster two posts back is conflating two separate questions: the question of socioeconomic/racial representativeness in higher ed (and the structural inequalities that continue to prevent it from being achieved) and the question of institutional prestige and the intricate hierarchy that produces and maintains it. I have never apologized for the former. As the previous poster notes, non-Ivy schools are not magically exempt from reproducing inequality. If the top 40 PhD-granting institutions closed tomorrow, rest assured that academic posts would still "all be filled with white elites from now to eternity." The choice, then, from the perspective both of determining where (or whether) to earn a degree and from the perspective of admissions and hiring, is never between upholding pure democracy and recapitulating 'elitism.' Like a Protestant soul, the academic machine is already totally depraved. The only real choice available to real people in the real world is between more and less highly regarded programs, and, on the other end, between more and less qualified candidates. The only legitimate complaint I can see about this state of affairs would be where the two types of calculus (quality and prestige) conflict, as in the previous poster's situation. But to indict the mechanics of prestige simply because it measures, rewards, and promulgates something other than intrinsic merit is not to execute a form of virtuous cultural critique; it is to reveal a misapprehension of the very nature of professional competition. If I had to articulate why I find this standpoint so irritating, it would be that it is precisely the kind of misdirected critique that perpetuates the conception of academia as College 2.0, the God-given province of the intellectually curious. And this is precisely the conception that authorized the ballooning of PhD programs, the shift to adjunct labor, the cuts to higher ed funding on all levels, and the popular disregard for the academy that is slowly ruining our profession.
  • I've been watching this conversation with some interest, and at the risk of re-opening the ire expressed above, I would like to offer a few thoughts. In the interest of full disclosure: I am a PhD at an Ivy, though I represent one of the very rare cases in which a student matriculates to a "prestige" university (as another of the earlier posters refers to it) from a decidedly non-prestigious public university, a background that has given me a unique viewpoint on this issue. Posters on both sides of the issue have made fair points regarding the inequity of the system, as well as the reasons that the "tiered" system (as my fellow Ivy poster refers to it) continues to function the way it does. However, it does seem that s/he feels the need to defend the system, or at least give those not a part of the system a "take it or leave it" ultimatum, with what I might guess is a desire for them to choose the latter option (and I fear an attitude that many, if not all of them, are "unworthy" to be a part of it; if I have mis-read your comments, I do very sincerely apologize).
  • On the other hand, s/he is correct in suggesting that the system is not likely to change anytime soon (if at all), and that it is not out of place for potential employers to take this factor into consideration; as the "prestige" poster rightly notes, employers are not only serving young scholars, but also their own interests, which begin with recruitment, the latter served when they can state "over x% of our faculty hail from Ivy/"prestige" universities). That being said, those of us who study history--and in particular Western history--realize that the fact that anyone who desires to pursue a career in academia may do so represents a considerable "democratization" of the profession, compared with past decades/centuries. For that reason, I hope that even the narrow halls of academia will eventually embrace equality over eliteism, even if it were at the detriment of the professional aspirations of myself and my "prestigious" colleagues. It is not only right, but in the end, it will be better for the profession--and something for which I am willing to risk my own prospects.
  • FWIW (not to drag out this thread further, but just to add a perspective that seems to be missing): I have recently (anecdotally) heard of 2 separate cases in which IVY LEAGUE Humanities departments succeeded in placing only ONE student in a tenure-line position (from a cohort of roughly a dozen active job seekers) in a recent job cycle. Perhaps this varies by field, and perhaps the postdoc market is somewhat different. BUT in my Humanities field, Ivy candidates are not necessarily the most desirable and they don't *always* get all the best jobs. Yes, Ivy candidates have the "prestige" factor that will always help them get noticed. BUT public R1 grads often have a lot of qualities that make them more successful candidates (yes, also for research jobs): more thorough preparation for applications and interviews, more teaching experience, (and probably more important, more experience managing research and teaching expectations), less likely to be perceived as an immediate flight risk, etc. Some Ivy programs do a great job prepping their students, but not all do; some can be quite indifferent toward their students (evidently assuming their letterhead alone will do the trick). Over the years, I have seen Ivy and "prestige" program grads struggle on the market AND I have seen public R1 grads (and not only those from the most prestigious programs) succeed quite well in attaining desirable research jobs and postdocs (yes, even at Ivy or other "prestige" schools). I'm not denying the inequities that others above have rightly noted and decried; those are real factors we all must cope with, unfortunately. However, based on what I have seen, I don't believe that well-published and well-advised grads from public R1 universities should despair (nor do I believe that Ivy grads should assume they will waltz easily into jobs).
  • I'm a member of the search committee and have been following this conversation with great concern.  I don't believe I could convince the most skeptical contributors to this discussion that the committee seeks to give careful consideration to all applications, that we try to fasten our attention on the quality of the proposals and not to concern ourselves with their institution of origin, and that we take pleasure whenever, having made our short list, we observe an increase in the range of doctoral-granting institutions represented there.  The committee regularly discusses the sources of potential bias in our selection process; half of of us have gone through training programs designed to help mitigate bias; and one of our number is one of the university's administrators especially responsible for increasing diversity.  The process is meant to be meritocratic and otherwise non-discriminatory.  We're aware that discrimination can sneak in in the guise of merit.  We try to be vigilant.
  • Thank you to the search committee member for your comments. I did not participate in the above conversation, but (as a graduate of a very solid public R1 program that lacks a "prestige" name) I share some of the concerns expressed about being on equal footing with all applicants. I very much appreciate your affirmation that the search committee works so actively to mitigate bias in evaluating applications. 
  • It's reassuring to know that the search committee takes this issue seriously. And I do believe this conversation had much more to do with larger trends and concerns than with this particular post-doc, but your response is much appreciated nonetheless.
  • Did anyone get a confirmation from their application? I know it's only a few days passed, but I always get nervous about receipt if there is no acknowledgement.
  • No acknowledgement here. I submitted a couple of days before the deadline. [12/5]
  • Don't worry too much about it.  I'm an old veteran of applying for this postdoc, and last year didn't get an acknowledgment until the rejection came in February.  
  • I'm the person on the search committee who responded to the conversation above.  I'm sorry about sluggish confirmations -- and very sorry that no acknowledgment was sent to someone last year prior to a rejection: that's not supposed to have happened.  Confirmations will go out as soon as possible: the admin person who deals with this fellowship is very busy pulling together the files; a confirmation isn't to be sent until we've confirmed that the file is complete.  This is a large applicant pool, the clerical aspect of the work is quite time-consuming, and there are other claims on this person's time.
  • Confirmation email that the application was complete, with final response by 3/15 [12/9]
  • Strange, still haven't received any kind of confirmation, anybody else in the same boat? [12/16] (x2)
  • Yup--and I'm the poster above who didn't get one last year until the rejection.  Don't worry about it.  Peace of mind is just one of the many things the job market requires you to sacrifice.  
  • I got mine on Friday, so it seems like they're doing this in waves.  I don't think it's time to worry yet.
  • This sounds like an obnoxious comment, but check your spam folder. I had mine sent to my gmail (and had sent from my gmail account), and it was still sent to spam (x3).
  • Sound advice, but I check & empty my spam folder daily. I just have not received any confirmation.
  • Search committee person weighing in again: applications are not acknowledged until the files are complete.  If there are recommendations missing, however, we get in touch.  (Forty such emails were sent last week.)  According to our records from the previous two years, every application was acknowledged, whether complete or not, by 12/20.  I suspect spam filters.    
  • It sounds like the committe has its hands full!! Thanks for taking the time to comment on here & let us know.
  • Rejection received: 1/17/2014 (via US mail) Over 420 Applicants. x4
  • Has anyone been notified of semi-finalist status? 
  • Notified of finalist status, invited to interview (2/15)
  • Rejection received by mail for semi-finalists (3/9)
  • Have any finalists heard any news? Heard the search committee is bogged down (3/20)
    • heard same, no other news (3/30)
  • received rejection letter, offers have been accepted by two candidates. [posted 4/1]

Washington University in St. Louis - John C. Danforth Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Politics (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to two postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014, and no earlier than January 1, 2008. The scholars will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing on their own projects. They will also devote time to serving the intellectual life of the Danforth Center and the University through teaching one course per year, participating in the Center’s weekly interdisciplinary seminar, and giving a public lecture each academic year. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in religious studies, politics, anthropology, American studies, history, gender and sexuality, or another relevant field. Scholars should be engaged in projects that focus attention on religion and politics in the United States, historically or in the present day.

  • Applicant Special Instructions: Applicants must send all of the following information as a single pdf file to the Center at rap@wustl.edu : A cover letter including a research project title and a project summary of 200 words or less; Current curriculum vitae; A brief (five-page) overview of the proposed research project, including a statement of how working at the Center will contribute to your aims; A relevant writing sample (published or unpublished paper); Two undergraduate course proposals.
  • Complete application portfolios must also include three letters of academic recommendation*
  • Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled, but priority will be given to applications received by January 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified of Fellowship decisions by February 15, 2014.
    • Any news? [2/15]
    • I have not heard anything [2/16]x3
    • Rejections out via email [2/18]
    • Offer accepted [posted 2/28]

Wesleyan University, Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 10 Jan. 2014) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2010 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences – broadly conceived – are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University.
  • The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty. One Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole academic year, 2014-2015, and will be awarded a stipend of $40,000. He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture. The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown.
  • The themes for 2014-2015 will be announced in November, 2013. Please check our website http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/mellon.html for updates.
  • 11/3/13: The themes are "Matter That Matters? Interrogating New Materialisms" and "Mobilities". See full theme descriptions here: http://wesleyan.edu/humanities/future_theme/index.html
  • Candidates do not need to have their PhD in hand at the time of application, but will need to have it by June, 2014.
  • Applications should be completed online by January 10, 2014 by clicking here: Online Application
  • Has anyone else noticed that the materials requested on the website announcement do not match the materials requested on the online application portal? The website specifically states that applicants are not to contact them with questions....Does anyone know how to interpret the discrepancy?
  • You mean, that the ad asks for a writing sample but the application portal lists a research statement (if I remember correctly)? Yeah... I just followed the ad, assuming that they forgot to change the headings on the portal.
  • Thanks - that's helpful. I was confused, I suppose, by the list of other optional documents...
  • Thanks for the responses above. I was/am confused by the writing sample/research statement switcheroo plus the "optional documents." But I guess I will follow the example of the above poster and assume that the ad lists the correct requirements, rather than the portal. 
  • Any news yet? (2/12) - None here. Last year they emailed re: skype interviews on 2/18.
  • Anyone get contacted?
  • Not me. (2/20)
  • No news yet. (2/22)
  • contacted for skype interview (2/27)x3 
  • For which theme are the candidates interviewing? "Matter That Matters?" or "Mobilities"?
  • Received email stating that the "Mobilities" theme had been extended to include the entire year, and that the "Matter that Matters?" theme will be staged the following year.  "We invite all candidates whose work emphasizes the Matter theme, yours included, to re-apply for the following year." (3/5)
  • Well yeesh, they maybe could have made that decision before we all went through the trouble of applying for "Matter that Matters" ...
  • Seriously. That rejection letter was -- frankly -- bullshit. Like a bad parody on the arbitrariness of fate in the academic job market. x3
  • Well put.
  • Rejection via email 3/5 x 2
  • Is anyone else still waiting to hear? 3/5
  • Finalists notified and invited for campus visits (3/7)

Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Latin American Studies (Deadline: 6 Dec. 2013) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Wesleyan University invites applications for a fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek a historian of the twentieth century, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on Central America or the Southern Cone. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program.

The fellowship carries limited teaching duties, and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Annual stipend of $45,000.00, research/travel funds and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. must be received before July 2014 and preferably since 2010.

  • Deadline: December 6, 2013. Questions may be addressed to Robert Conn, Director, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University, 255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459 (rconn@wesleyan.edu.
  • LINK to Apply
  • Any news (1/21)?
  • None here so far (1/21)
  • Any news (1/31)?
  • Absolutamente nada
  • Still nothing? (2/16)
  • Still nothing. (2/19)
  • Any news (2/24)?
  • [crickets] (2/24)
  • Any updates? (3/17)
  • I wrote. They said it is still ongoing. (3/18)
  • did they say if they were bringing people to campus?
  • No. The only information that I received is what I put in the OP on 3/18. Anyone else have more detailed information?
  • No, I also wrote on or about 3/18 and say that the search was ongoing. (3/27)
  • An offer has made made and accepted. (4/5)

Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Native American Studies (Deadline: 6 Dec. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Wesleyan University invites applications for a fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on cultural production or the cultural history of indigenous peoples in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department.

The fellowship carries limited teaching duties, and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Annual stipend of $45,000.00, research/travel funds and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. must be received before July 2014 and preferably since 2010.

  • Deadline: December 6, 2013. Questions may be addressed to Robert Conn, Director, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University, 255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459 (rconn@wesleyan.edu).
  • LINK to Apply
  • News? (1/30)

Wheaton College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian History (Deadline: 7 Mar. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One year Andrew W Mellon research postdoc in Asian History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Candidates must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2014. The successful candidate may also be eligible for an additional one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor, budget permitting. The fellow will teach three courses. Geographic field is open, with preference for China and/or South Asia.  Chronological specialization is open, though applicants must be able to offer survey courses on modern China and/or modern India and advanced courses broadly focused on their areas of research. Candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in economic development, women’s history, gender, and/or diasporic/transnational connections between Asia and elsewhere in the world are encouraged to apply. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, as well as a research and travel fund. Wheaton College only accepts electronic submissions. Applicants must be able to provide proof that they are eligible to work in the US. "
  • Deadline: 7 March 2014

Yale University - Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University Postdoctoral Associate Positions (Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014) - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising young scholars specializing in East Asia a year at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale's resources.

Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2007 and June 15, 2014 in any field specializing in East Asia; remain in residence for academic year; during appointment revise doctoral dissertation or complete research project resulting in publishable manuscript; and teach one undergraduate course for majors in East Asian studies. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome.

  • To apply ON-LINE (see website below), please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, course proposal, statement regarding intended research project, and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, January 17, 2014.
  • Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via a dossier service or from the recommenders directly. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in their letters. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation. No late applications will be accepted. For more information and complete application requirements, please visit: http://eastasianstudies.research.yale.edu/appinfo.php
  • - Has anyone been contacted with an interview request yet? (x2)
  • Notification of semifinalist status by email 2/27

Yale University - International Security Studies - Post-Doctoral Associate (Deadline: April 4, 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, which operates under the auspices of International Security Studies, awards one or more Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowships each spring.  These fellowships begin each September with a term of one academic year.  By mutual agreement of the fellow and ISS, the fellowship may be renewable for a second year.
  • These fellowships will provide opportunities for research and teaching in the field of “grand strategy” broadly defined.  Fellows must be in residence at Yale, and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins.  The Program welcomes applications from both mid-career and junior scholars.  Scholars who have previously held an ISS fellowship are eligible to apply.
  • Fellows will be expected to conduct their own research and to teach at least one course on a subject relevant to grand strategy during each year in which they hold the fellowship. The stipend will be at least $50,000.  The fellowship will provide shared office space and access to Yale facilities as well as membership in the Yale Health Plan.
  • Please submit vita, a 5-page research proposal (describing how the fellowship will be used), transcripts, a short (no more than 50 page) writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Igor Biryukov, Senior Administrative Assistant, International Security Studies, Yale University, P.O. Box 208353, New Haven, CT 06520-8353.
  • The deadline for receipt of application materials is the first Friday of April.  Finalists may be asked to visit Yale for an on-campus interview, or to participate in a telephone interview. Yale University is an AA/EOE. Female, minority and handicapped candidates, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • For more information e-mail Igor Biryukov.

Yale University - Jack Miller Post-Doctoral Associate (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions in conjunction with the Jack Miller Center and the John Templeton Foundation seek to appoint a Post-doctoral Associate for a period of one year, commencing January 1 2014, and renewable up to 30 June 2016.
  • Preference will be given to those working on aspects of economic, legal, or intellectual history relating to institutional innovation and economic development in the Atlantic world c. 1650-c.1850. The Post-doctoral associate will be expected to teach one course per term, to participate in an annual summer institute, to assist in the organization of conferences, speaker series, and symposia, and to produce a final synthetic essay on his/her work. Salary is $50,000 per year plus benefits. 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 50 pages, and a sample syllabus of a proposed course. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and letters from three referees should be uploaded directly through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3275
  • Apply by 15 Nov. 2013.
  • Does this actually start in January? Seems weird that it starts so soon and in the middle of the academic year.
  • Did anyone ever hear anything from this search? (1/25)

Yale University - MacMillan Center, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Residential Research Fellowships (Deadline: 1 Feb. 2014) - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at the MacMillan Center invites applications for residential research fellowships from scholars who address fundamental questions of order, conflict, and violence. The Program is offering two (2) post or pre doctoral fellowships in 2014-15. This is an interdisciplinary research program, based on the social sciences (including history), which aims to promote innovative research on such questions as the causes of breakdown of order and violent conflict, the material and non-material sources and consequences of conflict, the various forms of political violence (e.g. coups, massacres, revolutions, riots, war, and genocide), the likelihood that some types of group conflict may be more or less prone to escalating into violent conflict, the evolution of national, subnational, or transnational political orders, and the social and political conditions and institutions associated with the emergence and breakdown of order. Under the direction of Professor Stathis Kalyvas, the Program fosters an intellectual community at Yale through the interaction of students, faculty, and visiting scholars interested in questions of order, conflict, and violence, and organizes various activities, including lectures, speaker series, workshops, and conferences. For more information see http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/ocvprogram.

Fellows will be expected to be in full-time residence during the academic year beginning September 1, 2014. During the tenure of their appointment, Fellows are expected to work on their research projects, interact with graduate students and faculty, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and participate in its collective activities and development. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to teach one course related to their research. Ideally, they also will complete a significant publication during their residency. Pre doctoral Fellows are expected to complete their doctoral dissertations and work with Professor Stathis Kalyvas on research projects dealing with various dimensions of civil conflict for approximately 10 hours each week. Responsibilities will vary but likely include assisting with the design and implementation of original surveys, data collection and management, assistance in archival research, and preliminary data analysis.

In awarding fellowships, preference is given to: (a) recent Ph.D. recipients; and (b) graduate students who have made progress on their dissertations and are likely to complete them during their fellowship. Applicants for Pre doctoral fellowships must have completed all coursework and general examinations at the time of application and are expected to have made significant progress on their dissertations. All candidates must be fluent in English.

Stipend and Resource Information: The Program provides an academic year stipend plus individual health insurance coverage. All Fellows appointed by the Program will have full access to the Yale University libraries and email. Normally, Fellows can expect shared office space, computer access and basic office supplies. Unfunded or partially funded predoctoral appointments may be available at the discretion of the Program. Interested candidates, who have other sources of funding, may apply with a clear indication of their funding situation. All applicants should indicate clearly whether they are seeking full or partial funding.

  • Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3546
  • Deadline for submission: February 1st , 2014 (applications submitted AFTER February 1st will not be accepted). For additional information e-mail whitney.doel@yale.edu . Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
  • Any news on this?

Yale University - South Asian Studies Council, Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Deadline: 10 Jan. 2014) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral positions at Yale University for AY 2014-2015. 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.
  • 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, 2014 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3127 . 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, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA. Email: kasturi.gupta@yale.edu
  • Has anyone heard anything after applying? Any sense of when applicants might hear?
  • Nope, nothing. I was told late Jan to early Feb by a friend who got it a couple of years ago
  • Phone Interview scheduled (x2) 2/12 (if possible, what are your areas of study?)
  • Rejection email received 2/17 (x3).
  • Any updates on this one? (4/16)

DISCUSSION Edit

Could whoever keeps resetting the links stop doing that? Someone is regularly making updates in such a way that resets the color of the numbered postdoc links in the table of contents to "unvisited," even when one has been using the same browser on the same computer. I find that keeping track of unvisited vis-à-vis visited links is really the only way to keep up with this page. Thanks!

  • Hi: I'm not familiar with the problem you're describing. This page will be edited on a regular basis as new postdocs appear and are added to the page. Your issue sounds like something browser-specific and you might want to try a different one. Otherwise, it is a Wikia-large interface issue that the admins. of this wiki don't control. Please contact Wikia directly to report the problem: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contact/bug. Other good ways to keep track of recent changes to this page incl