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This page is for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2015.

Last year's page: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14

NEW PAGE for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2016: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16

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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 2013-14, 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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  • 13 June 2014: University of Adelaide (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700
  • 13 June 2014: University of Adelaide (Australia) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Emotional History of Law, Government and Society in Britain, 1700-1830
  • 7 July 2014: University of Melbourne (Australia) - ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of the Emotions, Postdoctoral Fellows - TWO posts.
  • 16 July 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in the Early Modern Period (History of Science)
  • 1 Aug. 2014: United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) - Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 5 Aug. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Early Medieval British History
  • 6 Aug. 2014: University of Oxford (UK) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Europe
  • 7 Aug. 2014: Unviersity of Glasgow (UK; Scot) - Research Assistant and/or Associate
  • 11 Aug. 2014: University of Oxford (UK) - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows (expressions of interest)
  • 15 Aug. 2014 (Nominations): Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships)
  • 20 Aug 2014: University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
  • 29 Aug 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Trinity College JRF
  • 1 Sept. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Leverhulme Trust Research Assistantship
  • 3 Sept. 2014: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies - 1-3 Year Fellowships
  • 5 Sept. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Queen's College JRF
  • 11 Sept. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - King's College JRF
  • 12 Sept. 2014: University of Oxford, All Souls (UK) - five year postdoctoral research fellowships
  • 17 Sept. 2014: Australian National University, Australian Centre of China in the World Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 22 Sept. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Peterhouse JRF
  • 24 Sept. 2014: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Canada)
  • 24 Sept. 2014: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (Canada)
  • 24 Sept. 2014: University of St Andrews, Research Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies
  • 26 Sept. 2014: Stanford University - Fellow, The Stanford Storytelling Project
  • 30 Sept. 2014: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the University of Oklahoma Libraries Postdocs
  • 30 Sept. 2014: University of Michigan - Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 30 Sept. 2014: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program
  • 30 Sept. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) Gonville & Caius - JRFs.
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Cornell University - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2015-2016
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Dartmouth College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Fellowships
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Grinnell College (IA) - Peace and Conflict Studies, 2-Year Postdoctoral Position
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Harvard Academy Scholars Program (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Harvard University - Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships Humanities and Jewish Studies 2015-2018
  • 1 Oct. 2014: Princeton Society of Fellows, 2015-2018 Fellowship Competition
  • 1 Oct. 2014: University of Cambridge, St John's College - JRFs
  • 1 Oct. 2014: University of Oslo - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities related to Folklore Archives
  • 2 Oct. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Emmanuel College JRFs
  • 6 Oct. 2014: Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, 2015-2016
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows, 2015-2018
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Harvard University - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR) - Postdoctoral Position in History, “The Hidden Companies of the Global Economy”
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Southern Methodist University- Forced Migration Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Oct. 2014: University of Pennsylvania - Penn Humanities Forum, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2015-16
  • 15 Oct. 2014: University of Warwick (UK: Eng) - Research Fellows (History)
  • 15 Oct. 2014: Volkswagen Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany
  • 17 Oct. 2014: Harvard University - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Canadian Studies
  • 19 Oct. 2014: Central European University (HUN) - Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
  • 20 Oct. 2014: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program (2015-2016)
  • 20 Oct. 2014: University of Colorado - Boulder (USA:CO) - Post-Doc research associate, env. history.
  • 25 Oct. 2014: European University Institute (Italy) - Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme
  • 26 Oct. 2014: Unoversity of Queensland (AUS) - Postdoctoral Fellowships on Science and Secularization
  • 27 Oct. 2014: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2015–17
  • 30 Oct. 2014: Skidmore College (NY) - Media and Film Studies Mellon Fellow
  • 30 Oct. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Christ's College JRF
  • 31 Oct. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Newnham College JRF
  • 1 Nov. 2014: Bard Graduate Centre (USA:NJ), Research Fellowships
  • 1 Nov. 2014: NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (AUH) - NYUAD Humanities Research Fellows
  • 1 Nov. 2014: University of California - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
  • 1 Nov. 2014: University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship
  • 1 Nov. 2014: University of Colorado - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1 Nov. 2014: Univerity of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - Postdoc in World History of Science
  • 1 Nov. 2014: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 2 Nov. 2014: Tulane University (LA) - Newcomb College Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Spring 2015)
  • 2 Nov. 2014: University of Chicago - Harper and Schmidt Fellows
  • 4 Nov. 2014:Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Fellows Program - Two-Year Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 4 Nov. 2014: University of York (UK; Eng) - Post doc in British Cinema
  • 9 Nov. 2014: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives)
  • 10 Nov. 2014: Amherst College - Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship in English
  • 10 Nov. 2014: Indiana University - Bloomington (USA) - postdoctoral fellowship on race & ethnicity
  • 10 Nov. 2014: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, History
  • 10 Nov. 2014: University of Massachusetts - Amherst (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Sawyer Seminar “Beyond Medieval and Modern"
  • 13 Nov. 2014: Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam)
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Cornell University (NY) - Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (US)
  • 14 Nov. 2014: University of Southern California (USC) Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art and Material Culture
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Program
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Cornell University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin American Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Hamilton College (NY) - Postdoc in Asian Migration and Diaspora
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Huntington Library (CA) - Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Nov. 2014: Rice University (TX) - Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication - Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Nov. 2014: University of Manitoba - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Affect Studies (https://affectproject.ca)
  • 15 Nov. 2014: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
  • 16 Nov. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards, Selwyn, St Edwards and Trinity Hall Colleges - Junior Research Fellowships
  • 17 Nov. 2014: Stanford University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
  • 17 Nov. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Magdalen College - Research Fellowships
  • 21 Nov. 2014: University of Wisconsin - Institute for Research on Poverty - National Poverty Fellows Program (http://www.irp.wisc.edu/postdoc/postdoc-2014Call.htm)
  • 26 Nov. 2014: University of Portsmouth (UK) - Lecturer/Research Fellow in the History of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, circa 1660-1815
  • 26 Nov. 2014: University of Portsmouth (UK) - Lecturer/Research Fellow in the History of the Royal Navy and the British Empire, circa 1800-1914
  • 28 Nov. 2014: University of Oxford (UK) - Christ Church, Merton and St Johns Colleges Junior Research Fellowships
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Bard Graduate Center, Mellon Postdocs, "Cultures of Convervation"
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Freie Universitat (Germany) - Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center - Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Rice University - Humanities Research Center Mellon Postdocs: "After Biopolitics"
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Rice University (TX) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Spatial Humanities
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2015-16 Sawyer Seminar ("Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics")
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential History - 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 1 Dec. 2014: University of Cambridge (UK) - Lucy Cavendish College - Alice Tong Sze Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Arts
  • 1 Dec. 2014: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Latina/Latino Studies
  • 1 Dec. 2014: University of Toronto (CA) - Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 1 Dec. 2014: University of Virginia - Carter G. Woodson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Afro-American and African Studies)
  • 1 Dec. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis - Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • 3 Dec. 2014: Washington University in St. Louis - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program
  • 4 Dec. 2014: Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 5 Dec. 2014: Brown University (RI) - Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 5 Dec. 2014: Durham University (UK) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 5 Dec. 2014: Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • 5 Dec. 2014: University of South Florida (FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar - “Global Change in a Dynamic World.”
  • 5 Dec. 2014: University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies
  • 8 Dec. 2014: University of Cambridge - Clare College (UK) - Junior Research Fellowships
  • 10 Dec. 2014: Dartmouth College (NH) - GRID Postdoctoral Fellow - "Gender Matters"
  • 12 Dec. 2014: Harvard University (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, "The History of American Capitalism"
  • 13 Dec. 2014: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (NJ) - Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Bard College - Experimental Humanities Initiative - 2-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality
  • 15 Dec. 2014 - Hamilton College - Postdoc in Asian Urbanism
  • 15 Dec 2014 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship - Dalhousie University
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Tulane University (LA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (English)
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Yale University, International Security Studies - Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Grand Strategy
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Princeton University, Institute for International and Regional Studies, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 Dec. 2014: Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse: Research Fellowship
  • 31 Dec. 2014: Rice University - Program in Jewish Studies Postdoc
  • 1 Jan. 2014: Brown University (RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental History
  • 1 Jan. 2014: Caltech/Huntington Fellowship in Materialities, Texts and Images
  • 1 Jan. 2014: Whittier College (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts and Sociology/Anthropology
  • 1 Jan. 2014: University of Durham (UK) - Research Assistant, Social Relations and Everyday Life in England 1500-1640
  • 5 Jan. 2015: Center for Jewish History - Prins Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 5 Jan. 2015: McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Studies in Early Modern Europe
  • 5 Jan. 2015: New-York Historical Society (NY) - Fellowships in American History
  • 5 Jan. 2015: Rutgers University (NJ) - 2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cultural Analysis
  • 5 Jan. 2015: University of Oxford (UK) - University College - Sanderson Junior Research Fellowship in Modern European History
  • 9 Jan 2015: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 9 Jan 2015: Stanford University - Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research
  • 9 Jan. 2015: University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships In Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy
  • 10 Jan. 2015: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American Culture
  • 10 Jan. 2015: Wesleyan University (CT) - Center for the Humanities - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 10 Jan. 2015: Yale University (CT) - South Asian Studies Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 12 Jan. 2015: University of Puget Sound (WA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities
  • 12 Jan. 2015: Yale University (CT) - Inter-Asia Program Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 13 Jan. 2015: Haverford College (PA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 14 Jan. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Environmental Fellows
  • 14 Jan. 2015: University of Cambridge (UK) - Pembroke College, Mark Kaplanoff Research Fellowship in History
  • 14 Jan. 2015: Vanderbilt University (TN) - Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship ("Vernacular Islam beyond the Arab World")
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - 2015-16 Post-doctoral and Senior Fellowships in the History of Science, Medicine, Technology, and Industry
  • 15 Jan, 2015: Columbia University (NY) - Anthropology Dept. Fellow in Theory and Writing 2015-17
  • 15 Jan, 2015: Columbia University (NY)-Harriman Institute, 2015-16
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Columbia University (NY) Scholars in Society & Neuroscience
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2015-2017
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Visiting Fellowships at the Center for Humanities and Information
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Writing Program, 2015-2016
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Smithsonian Institution (DC) - James Smithson Fellowship Program
  • 15 Jan. 2015: University of Alberta (CAN) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship - “Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America"
  • 15 Jan. 2015: University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Institute for Historical Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2015: Yeshiva University (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yeshiva University's Straus Center
  • 16 Jan. 2015: Harvard College Writing Program (MA) - Preceptor in Expository Writing
  • 16 Jan. 2015: Penn State University - Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral/ MFA - 2015 -16: Before the Posthuman
  • 16 Jan. 2015: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
  • 16 January 2015: Dartmouth College (NH) - International Security and U.S. Foreign Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 19 January 2015: University of Hertfordshire (UK) - Research Associate in History
  • 20 Jan. 2015: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Asian American Studies
  • 23 Jan. 2015: Duke University (NC) - Provost's Postdoctoral Program
  • 30 Jan. 2015: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Politics of the Developing World.
  • 30 Jan. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics - Fellows-in-Residency
  • 1 Feb. 2015: Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) - 2015-2016 Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2015: University of Bristol (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in History of Medicine
  • 1 Feb. 2015: University of Michgan (MI) - LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Study of China
  • 1 Feb. 2015: Utah State University (UT) - Postdoctoral Fellow in 18th - 19th Century Europe
  • 1 Feb. 2015: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (ISR) - 5-year Polonsky Postdoctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 1 Feb. 2015: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 5 Feb. 2015: University of Nottingham (UK) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Antislavery Usable Past
  • 5 Feb. 2015: University of Nottingham (UK) - Research Fellow
  • 6 Feb. 2015: University of California, Davis - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border Studies
  • 6 Feb. 2015: University of Southern California (CA) - Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at USC
  • 9 Feb. 2015: Yale University - Program in Judaic Studies - Postdoctoral Associate in Medieval Jewish History
  • 10 Feb. 2015: Brown University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature
  • 13 Feb. 2015: New York University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Science and Technology
  • 13 Feb. 2015: University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015-16
  • 15 Feb. 2015: Duke University (NC) - Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Feb. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Empirical Studies of Conflict Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 Feb. 2015 Princeton University (NJ) - Stewart Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion
  • 15 Feb. 2015: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora
  • 15 Feb. 2015: Tulane University (LA) - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Fellows
  • 15 Feb. 2015: University of Warwick (UK:ENG) - Research Fellow (History of Medicine)
  • 16 Feb. 2015: Brown University (RI) - Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Slavery and Justice
  • 16 Feb. 2015: Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - 2015-2017 JWHC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
  • 16 Feb. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Center for Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 16 Feb. 2015: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bibliomigrancy: World Literature in the Public Sphere for 2015-16
  • 18 Feb. 2015: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (GER) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (history)
  • 20 Feb. 2015: "Human Rights Under Pressure: Ethics, Law and Politics"] - Joint Interdisciplinary Program (Hebrew University-Jerusalem and Freie Universitat)
  • 20 Feb. 2015: University of Cambridge (UK) - Magdalene College - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 20 Feb. 2015: University of Vermont (VT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program
  • 20 Feb. 2015: Washington State University (WA) - Teaching Postdoc, Roots of Contemporary Issues
  • 25 Feb. 2015: Columbia University - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • 25 Feb. 2015: University of California, Merced (CA) - Post-Doctoral Scholars - Center for the Humanities - AY 2015-17
  • 27 Feb. 2015: Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in Africa, 2015-2016
  • 27 Feb. 2015: Stanford University (CA) - Thinking Matters Fellowships
  • 27 Feb. 2015: University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in World History
  • 27 Feb. 2015: University of Western Australia (AUS) - Research Associate: Emotions in Early Modern Colonial Encounters, 1600-1800
  • 28 Feb. 2015: SUNY Binghamton - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's and Gender History
  • 28 Feb. 2015: University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Lecturer - Center for Latin Am. Studies
  • 1 March 2015: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (GER) - post-doctoral fellowship
  • 1 March 2015: Kilachand Honors College at Boston University (MA) - Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship
  • 2 March 2015: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI) - Center for 21st Century Studies' Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2 March 2015: University of Göttingen (Germany) – 12 Early Career Fellowships at the Centre for Advanced Studies (Lichtenberg-Kolleg) http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/501529.html
  • 2 March 2015: Yale University (CT) - Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early American History
  • 5 March 2015: Bard College (NY) - Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities - Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • 5 March 2015: University of Kansas - Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Humanities
  • 9 March 2015: Villanova University (PA) - Ennis Post-doctoral Fellow
  • 9 March 2015: Yale University (CT) - Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship] (19th c. US History, esp. Slavery, Emancipation, Civil War, and Reconstruction)
  • 10 March 2015: Harvey Mudd College (USA:CA) - Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies
  • 12 March 2015: London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) - Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities
  • 13 March 2015: Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Public Humanities
  • 13 March 2015: Freie Universitat Berlin (GER) - Post-doc International POINT Research Fellowship Programme
  • 15 March 2015: Kings College, London (UK) - Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary British History
  • 15 March 2015: Lehigh University (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Scholar
  • 15 March 2015: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoc in Race and Gender History
  • 15 March 2015: University of Toronto - University College Fellow in Early American History
  • 15 March 2015: University of Toronto Scarborough - Postodocs in Food Studies
  • 17 March 2015: ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
  • 20 March 2015: University of San Diego - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 March 2015: Wright State University (OH) - Liberal Arts Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 22 March 2015: New York University (NY) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Liberal Studies
  • 27 March 2015: University of Oxford - Hertford College (UK) - JRFs in the Humanities & Social Sciences
  • 30 March 2015: Boston College - Postdoc in Digital Humanities
  • 30 March 2015: McGill University (CAN) - SIMSSA Postdoc in Music Information Retrieval
  • 31 March 2015: Amherst College - Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Humanistic Inquiry
  • 31 March 2015: Amherst College - Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellows
  • 31 March 2015: Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE)
  • 31 March 2015: New York University (NY) - Center for the United States and the Cold War, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 31 March 2015: Tulane University (LA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Freshman Writing Program
  • 1 April 2015: Boston College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dept. of History
  • 1 April 2015: University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 7 April 2015: Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Postdoc in US History ("Gilded Age") / "Wade Fellow"
  • 8 April 2015: Texas Tech University (TX) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Texas History
  • 8 April 2015: University College London (UK) - School of Slavonic and East European Studies - UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 11 Apr. 2015: University of London (UK) - Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellowships in History
  • 11 April 2015: Villanova University (PA) - Lawrence C. Gallen Post-doctoral Fellow in the Humanities
  • 24 April 205: University of Sydney (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - History of the Emotions
  • 30 April 2015: Queen's University - Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship in 20th Century American History
  • 30 April 2015: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (GER) - Postdoctoral Postions for Research Group: Financialization
  • 30 April 2015: Northwestern University - Buffett Institute fellowships in global, comparative or international affairs
  • 30 April 2015 (for fall 2015 semester): Center for Jewish History - Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program
  • 30 April 2015: University of Liverpool (UK) - TWO Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • 30 April 2015: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Curiosity: A Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 May 2015: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 4 May 2015: University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Scholar Positions for Studies in Climate Change: The Limits of the Numerical
  • 4 May 2015: University of Gothenburgh (SWE) - 2 Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Centre for European Research (CERGU)
  • 8 May 2015: City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship - “Cultures & Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900”
  • 10 May 2015: University of Cambridge (UK), Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - Research Associate
  • 15 May 2015: English University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - Post-doctoral Fellow in Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • 18 May 2015: Embry-Riddle Univ (AZ) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Intelligence Studies and Global Affairs
  • 25 May 2015: Bucknell University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hybrid and Digital Pedagogy
  • 28 May 2015: University of Oxford, History Faculty (UK) - Research Associate, the Jagiellonians
  • 29 May 2015: Bucknell University (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Africana Studies
  • 30 May 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Life
  • 1 June 2015: Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of the Modern Middle East
  • 5 June 2015: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Policy Fellowship in the Humanities and Education
  • 18 June 2015: AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs
  • 20 June 2015: University of Michigan (MI) - Postdoctoral Research Position in the Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • 30 June 2015:  McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Health
  • 9 July 2015: University of Cambridge (UK) - Mellon Research Fellow in American History
  • 3 August 2015 (for spring 2016 semester): Center for Jewish History - Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program
  • 10 Aug. 2015: Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 12 Aug. 2015: University of Exeter (UK) - Research Fellow (History)
  • 21 Aug. 2015: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) - Research Assistant (history of medicine)
  • 3 Sept. 2015: University of Oxford (UK) - Research Associate: The Human Factor: Infectious Disease and Collective Responsibility
  • 13 Sept. 2015: University of Sussex (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 'Snapshots of Empire' EIC/India Office & Postdoctoral Resarch Fellow 'Snapshots of Empire' Colonial Office
  • Open Until Filled: Columbia University (NY) - Center for American Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Open Until Filled: Dumbarton Oaks (DC) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mellon Program in Urban Landscape Studies
  • Open Until Filled: McGill University (CAN) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Determinants of Life Satisfaction
  • Open Until Filled: University of Toronto (CAN) - Records of Early English Drama Post-doctoral Digital Humanities Fellowship
  • Deadline Not Stated: Emory University (GA) - Emory Center for Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs (DC) - Deadline: 18 June 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) invites applications for AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs. The program places scholars with PhDs, from the humanities or related social sciences, or ThDs at the US Department of State, under the Department’s Franklin Fellows Program. Fellows will participate in substantive work of the Department involving religion and international affairs. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 per month plus up to $1,500 as a relocation subsidy. Funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Fellowship program seeks to bring scholarly knowledge and critical perspectives to the analysis of contemporary issues and the shaping of policy; and to offer scholars opportunities to contribute their expertise while learning about the functioning of a US government agency. Please see the AAR's website for more information and to apply: https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/call-for-applications-for-aar-luce-fellowships-in-religion-and-international.

  • Deadline: June 18, 2015.

ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (USA) - Deadline: 17 March 2015 - FELLOWS ANNOUNCEDEdit

ACLS invites applications for the fifth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year 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 US 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, 2012 and May 31, 2015; have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than the application deadline of March 17, 2015; and not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2014-2015 competition year. 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.

  • The deadline for submitted applications is Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6 pm EDT, and applications must include: (1) completed application form; (2) cover letter tailored to a specific position; (3) résumé; (4) candidate’s personal statement (of up to one page); (5) two reference letters; and, for applicants with PhDs conferred between September 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015, (6) 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 have been completed and confirming the degree conferral date). 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.
  • Anyone hear anything yet? (4/8)  Last year, the first notices came out this Friday.
  • Do all the notices for finalists go out at once? If not, has anyone heard back concerning the Bay Area Video Coalition yet? (4/10)
  • Received notice that I was a finalist from ACLS (4/2), had interview with host organization (4/7).
  • Congratulations. Would you mind sharing which organization you interviewed with, or at least which field/area the organization is in? -- X2, seems like they moved alphabetically last year, so it would be helpful to know this.
  • Congrats! I am not the person that received notice and had an interview, but I will echo that I was told I was a finalist and have an interview scheduled with the host - PRI. If others would share, that would be generous and helpful! Thx. Both via email.
  • Thanks for the info--and congrats! When did ACLS tell you you were a finalist? On 4/2 as well?
  • I received word from ACLS on 4/3 and was contacted by the host organiation on 4/6. Both via email. (4/9).
  • Can you all please indicate whether you were contacted via phone or email?
  • Has anyone heard about the Vienna Museum position? (4/10)
  • Nope, nothing on Vienna Museum yet (4/10)
    • Any word on Vienna Museum position for anyone? (4/27)
  • Has anyone heard about Chicago Global Cities?
  • Has anyone heard about Public Books? (4/11)
  • have all finalists been notified or just some? This is very confusing.
  • I don't know this for sure, but I get the impression from the responses here that all finalists were notified around 4/2 or 4/3. 
  • was that comment supposed to be helpful? Comparing this year's search to last year's shows that in fact, not all finalists were notified at the same time. Looking forward to info from people with evidence-based insight. --no need to be so rude, friends! every little bit helps - Facts are helpful; conjecture only fuels the anxiety of not knowing.
  • I heard from ACLS via email on 4/2 that I was finalist for PolicyLink; I was contacted by the host organization on 4/8 and will interview with them on 4/17. (4/13)
  • Has anyone heard about the Forum on Education Abroad? (4/13)
  • The selection is definitely on a rolling basis.  Received an email from ACLS today (4/14) of finalist status and that my materials are going on to the host org / interview request from host org.
  • Congratulations! Would you mind sharing which organization? Public Books
  • Had a preliminary interview with an ACLS Program Officer (4/2) for WMF, but have not heard anything since.
  • Anyone hear about the Ashoka position? (4/21)
  • Yes, I was notified of being a finalist (4/2) and had an interview last week
  • Does anyone know if we will hear back about final decisions all at the same time or if it's on a rolling basis? How many finalists are selected per position? (4/23)
  • There were three finalists selected for each org. The final decisions are happening on a rolling basis.
  • Do we know when ACLS started notifying  fellows last year? I know host orgs are supposed to submit their selections to ACLS today... (4/27)
  • So, it was my understanding that not all finalists have been notified yet. Is this not the case? ACLS staff told me that peer review was ongoing and that they hoped to notify candidates of their status by mid-May. Confusing! (4/27)
  • I'm sorry, I posted above about host orgs' selection deadline. In fact, I do NOT know that all hosts are supposed to submit selections today, I just know that the org I interviewed with told me they had to make their determinations and notify ACLS by today. Obviously nothing about the timing of this process is consistent.
  • For posterity, here's the timeline of my notification process (w/ the Smithsonian):
    1. Contacted on 3/30 that my application had been forwarded to the org.
    2. Contacted on 3/31 by the org to begin the interview scheduling process.
    3. Contacted on 4/7 w/ presentation/interview guidelines.
    4. Interviewed on 4/23, I believe on the same day as the other finalists. We had the option of in-person or Skype.
    5. Was advised at the end of the interview that the recommendation/pick would be sent to ACLS on 4/24.
  • For those who were interviewed: any news? Anyone? (5/7)
  • Not on my end, re: Smithsonian (5/8)
  • Any updates from anyone about anything? I've heard nada. (5/25)
  • Received a note from ACLS saying that the search was unsuccessful. (6/1)
  • I had my final interview (had 3 total) on 4/21 and haven't heard yet (5/9). I was also told that the org's recommendation was sent to ACLS on 4/24.  
  • This question is premature, but does anyone know if past fellows ever negotiated for or received funds for moving expenses? Fyi, I was interviewed but haven't heard yet. 5/9
  • No negotiation required, up to $1500 relocation expenses. 5/10
  • Prelim interview (4/2); notification of Finalist status (4/8); Finalist interview (4/24). No news since. I'm assuming I didn't get it.
  • Then again, nobody else seems to have heard anything either -- maybe that's promising? (I was notified I was a finalist on April 2nd, interviewed on the 6th. The org was supposed to notify ACLS of their ranking on 4/24. No news.) And I got an email saying I didn't get it ... literally four minutes after I posted this. So there's a rejection. (5/11)
  • Would you mind sharing which organization? (5/11)
  • Harmony Institute -- but again, look on the bright side: if you haven't gotten a rejection, you're still in the running! :)
  • Anyone heard anything about the Vienna Museum? (5/11)
  • I was offered a position on 4/30 and accepted it the following week. I can't say which organization, but I will say  it wasn't one that anyone else has specifically mentioned on here.
  • Would you mind telling us approximately when you interviewed? (5/12)
  • Oh sure, sorry I didn't mention that. it was the the week of 4/6.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Policy Fellowship in the Humanities and Education - Deadline: 5 June 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

As part of the Initiative for Humanities, Education, and the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of a Policy Fellowship in the Humanities and Education, for an early-career professional with experience or training in higher education who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Fellow will work with senior scholars and policy experts on critical national and international issues related to humanistic and social scientific research, the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, and the role of education in a well-functioning democracy.

The focus of the work will be on one or more of the ongoing projects in the Academy’s Programs on Humanities, Education, and the Arts, to which the Fellow will contribute substantively. The overall objectives of the Policy Fellowship are: To provide a setting and resources for an early-career professional to develop expertise on issues of educational, social, and cultural policy; To increase the cadre of young professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of important topics related to humanistic, social scientific and educational institutions and research; and To increase the capacity of the Academy to pursue projects and studies in the humanities, education, and the arts. Fellowship Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or education and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to policy research and advocacy. Strong writing and organizational skills are desired. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

About the Academy: Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:

Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program; and Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

The Academy's main headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has active programming around the United States and abroad.

Terms: The appointment is for a two-year term (with a possibility of renewal) to begin no later than August 1, 2015 at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications should be submitted through ONE of the following methods: Online (this is the preferred method): https://amacad.wufoo.com/forms/policy-fellowship/ By Regular Mail: Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Education and the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; By Priority Mail or Other Express Services: Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Education and the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143. By email: staffing@amacad.org. Please note that the maximum size for all attachments is 20MB.

  • Application: The deadline for application is Friday, June 5. To apply, send a cover letter indicating your interest and experience, curriculum vitae, and writing samples. Candidates selected to an interview may be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program (2015-2016) - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2014 - OFFER MADEEdit

Download the submission guidelines (PDF).

VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2015-2016

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks proposals from scholars who are completing manuscripts on American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

The program’s purpose is to stimulate and support promising scholars in the early stages of their careers and to foster exchange between an emerging generation of scholars and Academy members with shared interests. Housed at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Visiting Scholars may participate in Academy-sponsored conferences, seminars, and informal gatherings. The Academy conducts the Visiting Scholars Program in association with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, which provides access to the university’s research facilities and works with the Academy to plan seminars and informal discussions.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: An on-line application form is available at the Academy’s website: http://www.amacad.org. For further inquiries, contact the Visiting Scholars Office at (phone) 617-576-5002; (fax) 617-576-5050; or by e-mail: vsp@amacad.org.

ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty members, but the program is also open to qualified postdoctoral fellows. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the U.S. as of the application deadline date and should have completed their Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent professional training within the last 10 years. Graduate student applicants must complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2015.

Additional Requirements: We require that you apply electronically. We do not accept applications by fax. All applications must be written in English.

  • Deadline: Applications must be posted on line and three required letters of reference must be postmarked no later than October 20, 2014.
  • anyone heard anything?
  • more materials requested a few weeks back [posted 1/22]
  • anyone get an offer yet?
  • Offer received [2/23]
  • Anyone else get word?
  • Are they going to reject us or what?

Amherst College (MA) - Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellows - Deadline: 31 March 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College, in its inaugural year, seeks three one-year full-time CHI Fellows from varied disciplines to explore the theme of "Mattering Lives." Our theme resonates with urgent ongoing cultural and political conversations about the ways in which lives matter—that is, take on meaning and value—in differing ways. It also implicates emerging questions about the nature and encoding of the human; of our materiality in relation to other forms of life, technology, and ways of being; and of the ways in which life and lives are made manifest through various forms of representation, media, and imaginative culture. We invite applicants from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme from a humanistic perspective.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Fellows, who will have offices in the center, are expected to be in residence during the 2015-16 academic year and to participate in workshops and conferences organized to explore our theme. These fellowships include a salary of $50,000 and, in addition, a $2,500 allowance for professional travel and research support and additional support for moving expenses.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses the connection between the candidate’s scholarship and the center’s theme, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Martha M. Umphrey, Director, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.
  • LINK to APPLY: http://apply.interfolio.com/29001
  • Does anyone have a clear sense of the difference between this one and the "postdoctoral fellow" listed below? Is the difference that this one doesn't require PhD in hand?
  • only one involves teaching. I intend to apply for both. Oddly, it needs to be done separately.
  • I had the impression that the one-year Fellows might be profs. visiting from other institutions, vs. the postdoctoral fellows who don't yet have permanent appointments -- if this is on the model of other Humanities Centers? (Although I wish the ads made the distinction explicit, so we didn't have to guess!)
  • Does anyone know about a possible timeframe/process for any of the Amherst "mattering lives" positions (these are the Mellon-Keiter)? Thanks!
  • Has anyone heard anything? (4/15)
    • Nada (for either postdoc) 4/15 x3 :(
    • nothing on either one, and no info on the process or schedule (4/15)
  • Has anyone heard anything now? (4/24)
    • Nope (I applied tot he MK postdoc) (4/24).
    • Haven't heard anything from either one -- I actually tried calling and HR didn't know anything about the time frame for the CHI positions.
    • Have not heard anything, but I generally wait at least a full month after deadline before starting to get antsy, even this late in the game.
    • Someone located in Amherst, MA looked at my academia.edu profile *grasps at straws* : )
    • I'm betting they're stunned by the deluge of applications they must have gotten for both this and the MK postdoc--I'd bet hundreds of applications. We could all be waiting for quite a while....
    • Still no news... is there still any hope for this one? (5/6)
      • I'm thinking, despite my better judgement, yes: it's a brand new center, offering brand new fellowships/postdoc at a school without graduate students--I'm thinking they weren't prepared for the desperation of the job market. I'm thinking they thought they'd get a few dozen applicants, and could pick finalists quickly, and I'm guessing that they got a few hundred applications and are looking at a massive pile, right at the end of the semester/finals  time, going "what the hell do we do with all of this?" But I'm a hopeful person....
    • Second-hand: A friend corresponded with the search chair about their timeline. She was told that they are hoping to be in contact with folks during the first week of May (this week) to set up Skype interviews. Fellowships would then be awarded mid-May. Not sure whether this was for one or both fellowships at the humanities center. (5/6)
      • Many thanks for this update--and congrats in advance to those who get The Email either today or tomorrow.
      •  . . . I spoke with someone in the Dean of Faculty's office this morning who said the committee was still reviewing applications for the next couple of weeks and that decisions might not be made until early June . . .
        • For both the postdoc and the regualr faculty fellowships?
    • Still no news on this one? (5/15)
      • Nothing here. I wonder when all the places to rent in Amherst will have been snatched up?
      • Someone get this one already, please! June may very well turn into July...........
    • C'mon Amherst, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon! Today's going to be the day! Right? (5/22)
    • I could be wrong, but I have a feeling this one is over. Has anyone heard anything at all? Or does anybody think this one is still alive? (5/26)
    • ^ Exactly! I mean, I would imagine the vast majority of people (including myself) that have applied to either of these fellowships have already had to commit to other positions/jobs/postdocs etc
      • Sounds like the last official word was "maybe early June." Which is ridiculous. Amherst isn't going to get anybody! We need to make plans, and can't wait for a school to letting us know at their lesiure, even if they're swamped in applications. If anybody from Amherst is reading this, even a simple e-mail with a timetable would be awesome!
      • Has anyone contacted the center again? I agree that it is incredibly cruel to keep people hanging like this, particularly given the already cruel conditions of the market. Too much offer and not enough demand equals unparalleled power but then again, what do i know!
        • I contacted Prof. Umphrey about the MK Postdoc during the middle of last week, but haven't heard anything back yet (5/26)x2
          • During the application process I contacted her by email and she never responded to that contact either.  My understanding is that this is a new center, and so the support staff and structure are not in place.  
    • The Director of the Center e-mailed me today in regards to the MK Postdoc--they hope to have a list for skype interviews, and to contact those people, by the end of the week. (5/27).
      • Excellent news!  At least we will all know one way or the other soon.
      • Thanks so much for this info! Does anyone have any idea how many applicants there were (even ballpark) for either of these two positions?
    • Please let us know if you get a skype interview request? ;) Good luck! (x2!!!)
    • Anyone get offered an interview? I've heard nothing, so I'm assuming I'm out.. 
    • I'm assuming Im out as well (5/29) (x2)
    • Any word on interview requests? (5/31)
    • We'll know when we're officially out when we get the generic rejection through Interfolio.
    • While I'm not optimistic about my chances at this point, I also think it's possible they haven't contacted anybody yet. The original timeline was revised, so maybe the committee is delayed again for reasons we cannot guess. Any chance the person who received an email from the Director of the Center will share the email here? Did she say that calls would definitely be made by last Friday? (6/1)
    • From email on Wednesday 5/27: "We will have constructed a skype interview list within the week, I believe, and I will have more information for you then."
    • Thank you for posting this. The wording is a little ambiguous. It's also possible they didn't meet the deadline (again). Whatever the situation is, it would be nice to know!
    • Good morning! Still nothing here? (6/2)
    • Nothing here either. I can't help but wonder if they are going to cancel the program. At this point, it's going to be difficult to secure visiting faculty from other institutions, if that was the original plan for the Center Fellows. I just don't understand... (6/2)
  • Nothing. What fills me with angsty despair is that They say They want to conduct skype interviews...which means that, even if someone hears this week that he/she is a finalist, it'll still be at least 2 week--THE MIDDLE OF JUNE!!!--before someone gets an offer....
  • So true. It may not be a real search for faculty, if you know what I mean. As you very well stated, what faculty is going to just accept at this hours! who knows really...
  • What do you mean? I might be gullible but I don't get what you're hinting at. Anyway - no news on my part either (6/2).
    • I think what the poster aobve was getting at is that perhaps this is the equivalent of an inside hire: perhaps all the fellowships will go to Amherst folks or folks in the immediate 5-college area. I don't want to think the cynical worst about this search, but at this point in the summer, I'm starting to feel pretty jilted. Ahhhhhh, another day of endlessly checking my e-mail....
    • If you know someone who is considering an academic career in the humanities, please let him or her read the comments on this job posting. 
    • Yes, exactly, exactly. and nothing here either. Wow.
    • Honestly, this is the longest, and most cruel wait I've ever been through. Please Amherst, say something!
  • IME, Fridays are the days for either rejection or acceptance. What do you think: is today (finally) the day (6/5)?
  • I think the people involved in the selection process know that the longer they take the possibilities of getting who they really want are greatly diminished, which leads me to believe that perhaps the search is sheer solemnity (e.g. they already have people in mind but need to do the whole legal, politically correct thing of running a search). In any case, there must be already a list compiled with the/some people who did make the cut and those who didnt should have been notified so we can all move on.
  • Nothing here (6/5). Adding my voice to the chorus of frustration; even the emails that folks have been posting from the search chair apparently don't have much to them. Not a great way for a humanities institute to get off the ground, leaving everyone waiting until June to know one way or the other.
  • Nothing here (6/6). I e-mailed one of the administrators earlier this week but haven't heard back. Bah.
  • At this point, I've written this postdoc off, but if you hear back from the admin, will you post an update here, if for no other reason than posterity's sake?
  • YES! (6/8): I heard back that there is now a list of candidates who will be contacted for skype interviews. I'm not on it. If anyone gets an e-mail, let us know? (I should note this is for the Mattering Lives fellowship.)
  • Thank you so much!
  • Skype Interview Request. [posted 06/08] (x2)
  • Congratulations! Would you mind sharing whether you receive the request by email or phone?
  • Received request by email.
  • Are both actually in the Skype Interview stage?  Or is it just the Mellon-Keiter postdoc?
  • I actually took the successful poster above to mean that he/she was contacted for the 1 year fellowship? Can anyone clarify: have notifications gone out for the Mellon-Keiter, the 1 year fellowship, or both?
  • The request was for the 1 year.
  • Any news from the finalists?
  • Nothing here (6/23).<--- May I ask if you were a finalist? (6/24)
  • Yes, and still nothing. (6/24)
  • Supposedly yesterday was the final notification day. But I heard crickets from them. Any news? (6/30)
  • I wasn't aware of any internal deadlines; where did you hear that, if I may? In any case, nothing after the interview here either (6/30).
  • This was strongly hinted at during the interview and follow-up. But deadlines and communication, as others have experienced here, are not this group's bailiwick.
  • Any news? (7/3)
  • Nothing here. (7/4)
  • Nothing here. (7/10). I'm going to email and then give up (I have to say yes or no to some other teaching for the fall... what a bummer).
  • That's awful; really sorry to hear about that... Let us know what you hear back. Nothing here either (7/10)
  • Looks like at least one offer was made, as per the Sociology Job Market Forum. It isn't clear, though, whether the offer in question was for the MK or the CHI fellowship: http://socjobs.proboards.com/thread/4839/amherst-college-center-humanistic-inquiry   In any case, I feel sympathy for those finalists who were in contact with the search committee to describe our precarious (adjuncting) situations only to hear nothing from the committee awarding this fellowship in response. (7/13)
  • Rejection received via Interfolio (7/15) [posted 7/16]
  • Second-hand: acceptance of CHI fellowship announced on social media (~7/19)
  • Update: The CHI website has not been updated since last March (when apps for the fellowship were due), but with some creative googling it becomes apparent the person they hired is a white "bro-gressive" who thinks it's edgy and radical to refer to an African American mayor who made a mildly pro-police statement as "sucking cop cock," (a blatantly homophobic mode of critique) and who referred to other city employees as begging for "the guillotine." (Very transformative.  Excellent model of solidarity.)  Good to know this is the guy teaching Amherst students about "mattering lives." I'm trying to feel lucky I wasn't selected for the position (who knows what kind of dysfunction is behind basic stuff like not updating your website for 7 months). But mostly feeling a little ragey knowing they selected this case study in masculinist intellectual/political masturbation.  

Amherst College (MA) - Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Humanistic Inquiry ("Mattering Lives") - Deadline: 31 March 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College, in its inaugural year, seeks a Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellow from across the disciplines to explore the theme of “Mattering Lives.” Our theme resonates with urgent ongoing cultural and political conversations about the ways in which lives matter—that is, take on meaning and value—in differing ways. It also implicates emerging questions about the nature and encoding of the human; of our materiality in relation to other forms of life, technology, and ways of being; and of the ways in which life and lives are made manifest through various forms of representation, media, and imaginative culture. We invite applicants from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme from a humanistic perspective.

Amherst College’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, with matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) in an appropriate host department and half-time research at the college. In the first year (2015-16), the fellow will have an office in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and will be expected to participate in workshops and conferences organized to explore our theme. This appointment, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, includes an annual salary of $58,000 and, in addition, a yearly $2,500 allowance for professional travel and research support and additional support for moving expenses. The Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship is open only to recent Ph.D.s who have not already held a regular faculty appointment. A candidate must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2015.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses the connection between the candidate’s scholarship and the center’s theme, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Martha M. Umphrey, Director, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.
  • LINK to APPLY: http://apply.interfolio.com/28970
  • [Skype interviews scheduled ~06/08, per section immediately above ("Amherst College Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellows")]
  • The skype interview was for the 1 year fellowship, not the post doc, based on the response above
  • Has anyone heard anything about the 2 year Mellon-Keiter fellowship?
  • Nothing here--I'm really discouraged with Amherst's lack of consideration for its candidates. No e-mails with a timetable, no nothing. (6/11)
  • I made an inquiry and got a reply by e-mail. They already have a list of finalists for this one and are going to schedule Skype interviews with the finalists. Maybe, some already got the interview requests today? (6/11)
  • Thanks for this update! And, for the love of all things sacred, if anyone gets a request, will you post it here and put the rest of us out of our misery?
  • Has this one been decided? (6/15)
  • No one's told me nuthin.
  • In the e-mail reply I got on 11th, it said that they were scheduling the skype interviews with the finalists for the Research Fellows (the one above) and planned to do the Mellon-Keiter's following. Again, they already have a list of finalists with this one.
  • Amherst’s conduct during this search has been absolutely deplorable. We are going on over two and a half months with no communication, and this comes at the very end of what has no doubt been a painful and disappointing job search for many promising scholars. Candidates who have spent significant amounts of time, energy, and worry to tailor applications to this postdoc are treated with total and complete disregard. How hard is it to send a batch notification over Interfolio to let people know what is going on? It’s not hard at all. Their behavior suggests a complete lack of empathy and a very disturbing exercise of privilege by ignoring the people in this profession who are most vulnerable. There is no excuse for this lack of professionalism, and the people responsible for this search should be ashamed.
  • yes you are right this is outrageous. 
  • so i don't get it. is it over OR NOT?
  • They already have a list of finalists. Since no one got a skype interview request so far, I guess that they just haven't contacted the finalists yet.
  • Finalists were contacted for the postdoc at the same time as the one-year position. Alas, the lucky finalists, it seems, don't frequent our little corner of misery loving company. So it hasn't been reported. And re: how this has been conducted being "outrageous," it's also standard practice, which doesn't make it anyless insensitive.
  • this has always seemed likely to me, so I'm not surprised to hear it, but I am curious about how you know. Is there something in someone's communication with the Amherst folks (or maybe your own correspondence) that makes you certain of this? Because I totally agree that it's logical, I'm just not sure that we know.
  • I've long suspected that such was the case, too. But if so, why not e-mail those of us who didn't make the short list and put us out of our misery? Non-tenured lives matter, too!
  • 3 months and no communication with applicants. I hope that next year's applicants think twice about devoting the time and energy that I'm sure many of us did to tailor our materials for Amherst. It's disgraceful that job candidates are treated this way and it is totally needless. People should contact Amherst--do it anonymously if you're concerned about reprisal--and tell them this isn't acceptable. I know it's the status quo for many searches, but like many of the problems this "profession" is facing at the moment, people with jobs need to be reminded of the very difficult circumstances junior colleagues face and the ways in which they are contributing to those difficulties. Send Amherst's Dean of Faculty an anonymous e-mail about how this lack of professionalism degrades their reputation and sows needless anger. Of course, I'll be less than shocked to discover that next year's fellows hail from Harvard and that their mentors are intimately connected with the search committee. I have often found that there's an equation between the rude and unprofessional treatment of candidates and the likelihood that the search is prejudiced. What a meritless racket.
  • The best wiki post I've seen in 4 years on the job market--how can otherwise decent professors be so heartless?
  • I agree with your comment (ending with "racket") completely. The reason we are treated like this is that we are worthless. There are too many of us, we are easily replaceable. I am reconsidering my career plan. I feel that my professors misled me into this horrible career, in which after years and years of education I am begging for some rediculous job with a bogus title ("mattering lives"), in some small town far away from where my life is at the moment. Having a PhD used to seem honorable to me, now I suddenly wonder whether "Dr." actually means "sucker".
  • Colleagues. I very much agree and also find it ironic that "mattering lives" is the theme for the center's inaugural year and they've chosen to treat applicants as if their lives and plans matter so very little. I'd caution, however, to assume that "hailing from Harvard" earns special treatment. It doesn't.
  • Agreed. I don't mean to disparage folks from Harvard or elsewhere. A better way of expressing the concern is to say that this seems like it could very well be another search driven by nepotism and other factors unrelated to the candidate's teaching record, publication record, or even the quality of their proposed project. It's beyond disheartening. Of course, we have no idea what this committee has done or is doing, and they've made a point of leaving us to wonder in silence. But as you point out, the ways in which this committee has conveyed to us that our lives do not matter suggests their own disturbing sense of entitlement and privilege, which leads me to question their ability to make good judgments about candidates, about offers, about the fellowship. If this is how they treat applicants, what happens to the chosen who arrive at Amherst? There is a strong likelihood of being subject to the same mean indifference by people who appear to have better things to do than care about treating others with respect.
  • Agreed. Often these things do, in the end, come down to who knows who. And it's exceedingly frustrating to be left in the dark well into the summer here. Again, I'd just keep in mind that folks graduating from "fancy" schools are also in the same boat (and suffering just as much, emotionally and financially). Comrades unite!
  • I wrote them an email. They hope to conclude their search by July 15. I guess they know that this late people might not come even if they are accepted, and want to keep their options open. 
  • Seriously?!? I mean, really? This is completely, utterly fucked up (especially given that Martha Umphrey told me, back in MAY that we'd all hear within the week).
  • So they're really keeping to the July 15th deadline now? No one has heard anything yet for either fellowship, positive or negative? (7/7)
  • You don't really think that they're going to keep to July 15, do you? The level of ineptitude, lack of consideration, and outright dishonety surrounding this postdoc is astounding. At this point, I'm glad that I won't get it. What's wrong with Umphrey and the people at the Center? Why is it so hard to be decent?
  • Offer made and accepted (7/14).
  • Rejection received via email (7/14)
  • Absolutely nothing received via email (why should I be surprised) 7/14.
  • Rejected 7/15. 
  • Just curious - I did not receive a rejection.  I applied through Interfolio to Amherst C: MLA: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought ... post-doctoral teaching fellow.  Since I received neither confirmation that they received my application nor a rejection notice, I am worried about the off chance they never received my application.  Is anyone else wondering about the same issue?  Anyone else not receive a rejection by email?
  • Update: Update: The CHI website has not been updated since last March (when apps for the fellowship were due), but with some creative googling it becomes apparent the person they hired is a white "bro-gressive" who thinks it's edgy and radical to refer to an African American mayor who made a mildly pro-police statement as "sucking cop cock," (a blatantly homophobic mode of critique) and who referred to other city employees as begging for "the guillotine." (Very transformative.  Excellent model of solidarity.)  Good to know this is the guy teaching Amherst students about "mattering lives." I'm trying to feel lucky I wasn't selected for the position (who knows what kind of dysfunction is behind basic stuff like not updating your website for 7 months). But mostly feeling a little ragey knowing they selected this case study in masculinist intellectual/political masturbation.

Amherst College (MA) - Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship in English - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a Visiting Assistant Professor in English for the academic years 2015-17, with support from the college’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, which has received matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half- time research. This is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2015 and who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate experience and effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. We invite applications from scholars whose teaching and writing focus on one or more of the following areas: African American literature, literature from Africa and the African diaspora, Caribbean literature, or post-colonial literature of the global south.

  • Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/25776 a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of courses previously taught or newly imagined, two confidential letters of recommendation, and one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 10, 2014 will receive full consideration.
  • Also posted at Anglophone 2015
  • From Anglophone 2015: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 skype"

Australian National University (AUS) - Australian Centre of China in the World Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 17 Sept. 2014 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

he Australian National University is one of the foremost institutions in the world outside of China for research and teaching about China. The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a major initiative at the ANU, supported by research intensive funding from the Commonwealth Government. It enhances ANU’s existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. See http://ciw.anu.edu.au/ and associated The China Story website: http://www.thechinastory.org

The Centre takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in areas including Chinese thought, culture, history, politics, society, environment, economics and foreign and strategic policy. The Centre is seeking to recruit highly talented, motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Fellows to join a world-class group of researchers. The successful applicants are expected to contribute towards one or more of CIW’s research themes: China Everyday, China Justice, China Numbers, China Texts, China Time, China Urban/Rural, China Australia and China Global.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to foster a collaborative agenda with research staff at CIW, other ANU colleges and other early career academics to promote Chinese Studies. In addition, they will also conduct their own research at the highest level and be expected to participate throughout their appointment in all aspects of academic life. This academic position is initially for a two year period, with an opportunity for a further two year extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. The successful candidates will be provided with mentoring and support to develop into international research leaders. To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria, accompanied by a detailed CV with details of at least 2 referees and a one -page summary of their vision for the research activities that they would undertake at the ANU.

  • Someone I know did skype interview with ANU a while ago (probably in Oct or Nov) 

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN) - Deadline: 24 Sept. 2014 - AWARDS MADEEdit

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.

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
develop their leadership potential
position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program 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.

Value & duration: $70,000 per year (taxable); 2 years (non-renewable)

Eligibility

Citizenship: Canadian citizens; Permanent residents of Canada; Foreign citizens.
Areas of research: Health research; Natural sciences and/or engineering; Social sciences and/or humanities

For more details, see: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html

  • Application deadline for the 2014-2015 competition: September 24
  • Results posted on ResearchNet: 141 eligible applications, 23 awarded (01/31). 

Bard College (NY) - Experimental Humanities Initiative - 2-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - ONLINE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

Bard College’s Experimental Humanities Initiative invites applications for two 2-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowships. Open field, but preference given to candidates who can connect multiple disciplines across the humanities, social and experimental sciences, and arts. Experience with digital methodologies is desirable, but critical consideration and theorization of scholarly tools and/or media is as important. Each fellow will teach two courses per year and be active in the initiative.

  • Applications will be accepted through December 15th, 2014. Fellows must have deposited their dissertation prior to the start date of July 1, 2015. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (up to 30 pages), project material/links, and a teaching statement through Interfolio by Committee: http://apply.interfolio.com/27190
  • Any news on this front? (Feb 4)
  • No (Feb 5)
  • No as in no news or no as in they came back with a no?
  • No as in no news
  • Any updates, anybody? (as of February 22?)
  • No updates also don't think I ever got a confirmation? Did anyone else get a confirmation after submitting (other than the standard interfolio one) (2/27)
  • No, I don't think I ever got a confirmation either. 
  • Request for online interview. (3/10)
  • Also got request for online interview (3/10)

Bard College (NY) - Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities - Post-doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 5 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College announces three post-doctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellows should have a Ph.D. in political theory, philosophy, or a related field in the humanities, and his or her work should intersect meaningfully with Hannah Arendt's thinking. In residence at the Arendt Center, the fellow will pursue his or her independent research at the Center, which includes Hannah Arendt's personal library. The fellow will have access to Arendt's Digital Archive through a relationship with the Arendt Center in New York City. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, conferences, lectures, colloquia, and workshops organized by the Center. For information: http://www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter.

One fellow will teach 2 courses (1 and 1), one course in Bard's First-Year Seminar course and one course in Politics, Philosophy, or related field. For more information on the seminar: http://www.bard.edu/fys/syllabus/.

A second fellow will teach 2 courses (1 and 1) in their field of expertise at one of Bard College's satellite campuses in a NY State Correctional facility. The Bard Prison Initiative is the largest privately funded college in prison in the United States. BPI's rigorous and ambitious courses represent the full diversity of the liberal arts including history, literature, social thought, mathematics and the practice of the arts. For more information about BPI: http://www.bard.edu/bpi/.

The third will teach 2 courses (1 and 1) in the political theory sequence at Bard College. One course will be Introduction to Political Thinking. The second will be an intermediate level course in political theory.

All fellows will also be responsible for advising 1 Senior Thesis Project and giving one lecture based on their work as a fellow at one of the Prisons in Bard's Prison Initiative and also present their work to the Arendt Center community. The fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Arendt Center blog.

Each fellowship runs from Sept. 1 2015 through May 31, 2016 and includes compensation of $27,000. Candidates may also be considered for a teaching position in Bard's Language & Thinking Program, an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students during the last three weeks of August. Compensation for this teaching is: $5,000 plus travel for June and July and room and board for the all periods during which the fellow is on campus for the Language and Thinking Program. Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should indicate so in the cover letter.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for the fellowship, please apply through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/28363 with a letter of application explaining your research project and interest in the Center, CV, and two letters of reference. Include in the letter a description of your teaching experience. Letters should be addressed to: Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director, The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. The Deadline for Consideration is March 5, 2015. Decisions will be made by the end of March.
  • any news?
  • No, nothing yet (4/11). 

Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Mellon Postdocs, "Cultures of Conservation" - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

he Bard Graduate Center invites applications for two one-year post-doctoral fellowships funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to help bridge the gap between the ways objects are studied by conservators and the ways they are approached by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). These fellowships are available to individuals with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and each of the appointed humanities-trained fellows will join a conservation team at a New York-area museum and work together on a joint project. The participating institutions are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Division, and The Museum of Modern Art. A full list of the available projects can be found at http://cultures-of-conservation.wikis.bgc.bard.edu/fellowships/.

The fellowship is part of “Cultures of Conservation,” an initiative designed to model a new graduate curriculum at the BGC. The five years of the grant (2012-17) are seeing the development of new courses, new seminars and new research and teaching positions, all of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the intellectual apparatus of graduate students and professors in the humanities. Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of what they bring to the proposed research.

In addition to his/her conservation-related work at our partner institutions, each of the fellows will either teach one course or assist at one course taught by a faculty member in the Cultures of Conservation curriculum at the BGC. Appointees will also contribute to graduate advising and are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the institution. In consultation with the Dean, the fellows will also organize and chair events and guest lectures within Cultures of Conversation. Fellows will receive office space at the BGC, a salary of $40,000, and a travel and research budget of $1,500. Housing is available. The appointment will begin 1 July 2015 and continue through 30 June 2016.

The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

For additional information about the BGC, see http://www.bgc.bard.edu. Please direct questions to the Mellon Fellowship Search Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu).

  • Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement explaining the importance of this project to the candidate’s professional and intellectual development, sample publication (SASE), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent by post to: Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, c/o Dean Peter N. Miller, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No application materials will be accepted electronically via email. All application materials must be received by 1 December 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.
  • has anyone heard anything?

Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art and Material Culture - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Bard Graduate Center in New York City invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic art and material culture. The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to the study of 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.

Our ideal candidate is a scholar with a broad background in Islamic art, archaeology, and cultural history. Besides pursuing his/her research, the appointee will teach one course per semester, including both general surveys of Islamic objects and their contexts and seminars on subjects related to his/her research interests. The fellow will contribute to graduate advising and mentoring and is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the institution. In consultation with the Dean, the fellow will also organize and chair the annual Trehan Symposium in Islamic Art and Material Culture. The recipient must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2015. The appointment will begin 1 July 2015 and continue through 30 June 2017.

Fellows will receive office space at the BGC, a salary of $40,000 per year, and a travel and research budget of $1,500 per year. Housing is available.

  • Applications should include: a cover letter, indicating areas of special interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication (SASE), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent by post to: Islamic Art & Material Culture Fellowship Committee, c/o Dean Peter N. Miller, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No application materials will be accepted electronically via email. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please direct questions to the Islamic Art & Material Culture Fellowship Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu).

Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at the BGC or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of the BGC’s dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
  • The stipend rate is $3,500 per month, and housing is available. Both long- and short-term fellowships are available (for example, 6, 4 and 2 months). The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. Fellows will be given a workspace in the BGC Research Center at 38 West 86th Street, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, in New York City.
  • Please direct questions to the Research Fellowship Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu).
  • To apply, please submit the following materials electronically, via email to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu, in a single PDF file: (1) cover letter explaining why the BGC is an appropriate research affiliation and indicating the preferred length and dates of the fellowship; (2) detailed project description; (3) CV; (4) names and contact information for two references; (5) publication or academic writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages. In addition, please arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted either via email (to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu) or post (to Bard Graduate Center, Research Fellowship Committee, c/o Dean Elena Pinto Simon, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024).
  • All materials must be received by November 1, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • 2/6 - email rejection received
  • 2/13 - email rejection received

Boston College (MA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities - Deadline: March 30, 2015 - DEADLINE PASSED Edit

The Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College invites applications for a one- year post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities. We welcome applications from recent PhDs in any humanities fields who have expertise in digital approaches to scholarship, especially data mining, mapping and GIS, and/or visualization. The DH Fellow will teach one class per semester, will be available to consult with faculty on the use of digital technologies in their research projects, and will organize workshops for faculty and graduate students on DH topics. Candidates should have received a Ph. D. in an arts or humanities discipline by August, 2015. They will be affiliated with the appropriate department at Boston College. Salary is $65,000 with a $5,000 research budget.

  • Please submit a letter of application, CV, article-length writing sample, statement describing experience with digital technology, syllabus for a digital humanities course at either the undergraduate or graduate level, and three letters of recommendation by March 30, 2015. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/28956 . The search committee is being chaired by Professor Mary Crane.

Boston College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dept. of History - Deadline: 1 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of History at Boston College invites applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship, beginning September 2015. Appointments are renewable pending successful annual reviews for a maximum of three years. Fellows will typically teach a year-long Core course, including lectures and discussion sections, focusing on Early Modern and Modern history from a global perspective and covering the period c. 1500 to the present. These courses contribute to the History Core Program through which all undergraduates develop a foundational knowledge of modern history and the ability to interpret and use primary sources. All regional specializations are welcome to apply. More information on the Core can be found at: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/cas/history/core.html. Fellows will also be expected to carry out their own research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Salary is $66,500 with a $5,000 research budget. Ph.D. required by August 2015. Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a teaching portfolio (including evaluations and sample syllabi for a two-semester Core sequence), an article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference.

  • Applications should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/28957 Deadline: April 1, 2015. Boston College is an AA/EO employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Has anyone else noticed that nearly all of their current postdocs got their PhDs at BC?
  • This isn't an uncommon way for some universities to help bridge the gap between PhD and TT job. I suspect that this postdoc announcement is being held open for an outside candidate.
  • Any updates? By this time last year, BC had contacted folks for a first round interview....(4/17)
  • Any news?
  • Only crickets here (4/23)
  • I guess they've moved on it and nobody has reported? (4/30)
  • Yeah, that's what I'm assuming. I've looked at a few years' worth of past wikis, and it seems like BC hires someone within a month. Weird that no one posted about a skype interview, at least. Oh well....
  • Has anyone even heard a rumour from someone who knows someone's boyfriend who knew someone who still has a Twitter relationship with the department? Have mercy!
  • My prayers were answere: just got my rejection from BC. Careful what you wish for, I guess....(5/6)
  • The rejection email was very kind and thoughtful, unlike so many others - much appreciated!

Boston University (MA) - Kilachand Honors College - Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship -  Deadline: 1 March 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Kilachand Honors College at Boston University invites applications for a three-year teaching postdoctoral fellowship beginning fall 2015. Kilachand Post-Doctoral Fellows will teach a writing-intensive freshman course, "Modernity and its Discontents," which examines fundamental ethical, social, and aesthetic issues by focusing on major modernist texts in literature, philosophy, social thought, and the arts. We seek exceptional scholars and writers who have broad knowledge of modern culture and thought as well as experience in subject-area teaching and the teaching of writing. Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits. Applications, consisting of a cover letter relating your teaching and research/creative interests to the interdisciplinary mission of Kilachand Honors College, a substantial writing sample, a CV, a 1500-word description of your scholarly/creative work, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to  honors@bu.edu. Applications must be received by March 1, 2015. Candidates will have received a Ph.D. in history, history of art and architecture, literature, philosophy, political or social theory, or a closely-aligned field by July 1, 2015.

  • Deadline: March 1, 2015
  • Applied: x1
  • Any news? (4/22)
  • Campus interviews are already underway. 

Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of sexuality studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome candidates in all fields whose research contributes to an intersectional and interdisciplinary understanding of sexuality and/or queer studies. Expertise in global studies and/or in the arts is especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D. by August 2015. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4715.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.
  • By email
  • 1/26 decline email 
  • Was this a rejection email or declining an offer?

Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American Culture - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The American Studies Program and the Department of Music at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American culture, beginning Fall 2015. We seek a cultural historian of American Music in the 20th and 21st Century, but we are open to expertise in any period, with a specialty in any genre, and we welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years.

The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in American Studies and Music, will teach one course per semester and receive a 2015-2016 salary of $56,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. The Fellow will contribute to the vibrant intellectual communities of American Studies and Music; interdisciplinary connections and mentoring are available and encouraged.

  • Applicants should send a letter of interest outlining a research project and a possible course offering, a CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants may be asked to submit writing samples at a later date. The deadline for application is January 10, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. Please send all materials to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4966 . Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Eric Chafe, Chair, Kay Fellow Search Committee chafe@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis Univeristy (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Politics of the Developing World - Deadline: Jan. 30 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in the Comparative Politics of the Developing World, beginning Fall 2015. This interdisciplinary appointment will be in the Department of Politics and in another department or program, which will depend on the background of the candidate. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the comparative politics of the developing world specifically in Latin America, Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 2015.

The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer, will actively pursue his or her own research interests and teach one course per semester. The Fellow will receive a 2015-2016 salary of $56,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses, and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year.

  • Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5196 , should include a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, a CV, and three letters of reference. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 30, 2015. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates
  • Any word on this so far?
  • Still haven't heard 3/25
  • Rejected via email (04/10)

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (UK) - Deadline 8 Oct. 2014 - OFFERS MADEEdit

  • The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields
  • The BA e-gap system indicates that the deadline for decisions is 20/01/2015. 
  • (22/01) Still no indication on the e-gap system. Under the headline 'Formal Offer' the application still reads 'Decision Pending'... Does anyone know how the process has worked in past years? Are applicants notified via e-gap, email or the post?
  • (22/01) I received the rejection last year on January 28th, so people should be notified soon of either rejection or advancement to second stage. BA always contacts via email and posts on E-gap system.
  • (22/01) It is not uncommon for the BA to release results about advancement to the next stage a little late.
  • (22/01) It seems that the BA give three different dates in three different places: 20/01 on Egap; 21/01 ("results expected") on the public website; "end of January" in the pdf of further information. Which I think translates for us as "soon-ish."
  • (26/01) Still no word on results. 
  • (28/01) Result (invitation to proceed to second stage applicaton) received by e-mail. Message mentioned possible reserves on standby should any current invitees not wish to proceed; may explain further delays for a few. No change to egap status as of yet.
  • (28/01) Notification by email of placement on standby status in case initial offers are rejected.
  • (13/05) Notification by email on reserve list (this is for the 2nd round). It says 119 made it to the 2nd round for 45 positions (with over 900 original applicants). There is no information on how big the reserve list is. Its encouraging to have made it this far, but has anyone been outright rejected at the 2nd stage, or is everyone who made it this far considered a reserve?
  • (13/05) Offer made (on 08/05); I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that the reserve list is a relatively small group. It seems very unlikely that the BA would write to everyone still in the competition with a message like that. As I understand it, rejections are due by 25 May, but the first round did not run quite to schedule, so the second round may not either. So, the timing would also suggest that this is a "real" reserve list. I think that it would be absolutely okay to write back and ask politely how big the reserve list is. I hope that helps, and good luck!
  • Congrats! Thanks for the information - that gives a proximate sense of the timeline (and some hope!). 
  • (25/05) Anyone on the reserve list get any news?

Brown University (RI) - History, Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Brown University invites applications for one- to two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the following integrative scholarship areas:
  • Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies | Economic, political and cultural development are as important as defense and diplomacy in establishing peaceful and just societies. This area invites rigorous scholarship in international studies, promotes active engagement in the world of international affairs, and supports scholarship that promotes social justice and economic prosperity domestically and internationally.
  • Exploring Human Experience | Brown has a long and distinguished record of innovation in the humanities. Learning from the historical record, analyzing present conditions, and comprehending our future possibilities are fundamental to the University’s mission and its contributions to society. This area seeks to develop a robust environment for the study of human experience in all its diversity throughout history and around the world.
  • Cultivating Creative Expression | Creative expression is used to explore human values and communicate new ideas, to challenge societies, and to draw disparate groups together. At Brown, the creative arts are tightly integrated into the liberal arts. This area focuses on scholarship that can foster an environment in which artists are operating at the highest levels of their crafts and learn from and inform scholars in disciplines across the campus.
  • Understanding the Human Brain | This area focuses on efforts to understand functions of the brain that distinguish us as humans, discover treatments for disorders that diminish our capacities, and create technologies to improve lives.
  • Sustaining Life on Earth | Environmental change can threaten global supplies of food and water, harm human health, and undermine the stability of societies around the world. This area focuses on the relationship of the environment to human societies combining the efforts of natural, physical, and social scientists, together with humanists, to understand the determinants of environmental change, alter norms of human behavior, consider ethical issues related to sustainability, and develop sound environmental policies.
  • Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives | The development of new technology is critical to human progress, and Brown is at the forefront of discovery in areas such as computing, nanoscience and bioengineering. We recognize that the benefits of new technologies hinge on how well they ultimately align with societal needs. This area emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to innovation, grounded in a broad understanding of local and global needs and concerns.
  • Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health | Improving human health requires an integrated approach to understanding the causes of disease and translating that knowledge into new modes of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately prevention – from bench to bedside to population.
  • The successful candidate will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the President’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by August 1, 2015.
  • These one- to two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are not renewable. Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes how the candidate’s scholarship fits into one or more integrative area, and describes the candidate’s interest in and plans for impacting the ethnic, gender, and/or racial diversity of the campus. Please also indicate clearly your desired departmental affiliation. In addition, a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference are required.
  • To apply go to Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/27058 For further information write to: Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo, Associate Provost for Academic Development and Diversity, Email: liza_cariaga-lo@brown.edu, Brown University, Box 1862, Providence, RI 02906, (401) 863-2216,
  • Start date 1 July 2015
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2015.
  • (1/2): has who applied to this, heard anything?
  • (2/10) Nope, nothing yet

Brown University (RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature invites applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African and European/Mediterranean literatures offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2015.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in a field supportive of a comparative approach to African and European/Mediterranean literatures. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and command of at least three relevant languages. Cogut Fellows participate in the activities of the Cogut Center and teach one course each semester.

  • Applicants must apply online via Interfolio. Please send cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. The Ph.D. is to be completed by June 2015. Applications received by February 10, 2015, will be given full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled or closed.

Brown University (RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental History - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Department of History and the Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES) at Brown University seek applicants for a two-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental History. We are interested in applicants with expertise in the environmental history of any world region who wish to participate in an intellectual community across history and interdisciplinary environmental scholarship. The ideal candidate will develop their own courses and pursue independent scholarship, while contributing to dialogs across campus between the humanities and environmental studies and sciences.

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $61,449 and $63,907 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively. They will also receive a $2,000 per year research budget.

Qualifications: Applicants must have received their doctorate from an institution other than Brown within the last five years. The Fellow will teach two courses per year, one in History and one in Environmental Studies. The Fellow will maintain affiliations with the Department of History, ISES, and the Cogut Center. Each unit provides a rich intellectual community with seminars and opportunities for collaborative scholarship.

Application Instructions: All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter describing completed and planned scholarship and expressing interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research plan of no more than 1000 words for the two-year appointment, and (4), a teaching statement including an example of a course syllabus. Applicants should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application.

  • To receive full consideration applications must be received by January 1, 2015. Please contact Leah Van Wey or Robert Self with any questions. Apply online at http://interfolio.com/27873.
  • Skype interview, 1/21. Announcing 2 candidates for on-campus interviews sometime late next week.
  • Rejection through interfolio, 3/3.

Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2014 - FELLOWS NOTIFIEDEdit

In 2015-16, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Fatigue”. Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

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 have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance and $1,500 for research expenses. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Selections will be announced in March.

Questions should be directed to Donna_Goodnow@brown.edu or phone 401-863-2643.

Beginning in August, 2014, please submit application materials through Interfolio.

Complete applications must include:

  • One page document including title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project
  • Project statement of five typed pages (double-spaced)
  • Separate representative bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course syllabus with a course description and schedule of topics and assigned readings for weekly class meetings.*
  • Three confidential recommendation letters
  • The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.
  • Applications for the 2015-16 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships will be accepted via Interfolio beginning in August 2014. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
  • See also posting at Chronicle Vitae on 7/17/14.
  • Writing sample request (12/12) (x 2)
  • That seems like a really quick turnaround! Did anyone else get a request for a Writing Sample?
  • Rejection via Interfolio (12/19).  Super quick turnaround...kind of odd! X 2 (12/19)
  • Does anyone know what the timeline is for a decision? Any movement for those with requests? (1/21)
  • nothing here; anyone else? (2/2)
  • chosen fellows notified by phone. (2/3) 

Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Public Humanities - Deadline: 13 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Department of American Studies, Brown University, seek a postdoctoral fellow in the Digital Public Humanities. Digital humanities often results in projects open to the public, and public humanities work increasingly takes advantage of digital tools to reach and interact with broad audiences. We seek a postdoctoral fellow to help explore the connections between the two fields.

The candidate should have experience in publicly-engaged humanities work (in a gallery, library, archive or museum; community arts organization; school; social justice project, for a few examples) and demonstrated digital skills relevant to humanities research, teaching, community engagement, and/or publishing. S/he should be both a practitioner and a thoughtful critic and theoretician with an active research agenda and a public practice. We seek a generalist who might specialize in any of a range of digital humanities methods or technical practices, but be able to teach and consult across the whole range of the digital humanities.

The fellow will teach in the Masters of Public Humanities program; help connect the American Studies Department and the Center for Public Humanities with digital humanities on campus and nationally; and provide consultations for faculty, students, and community partners on research and public projects. We expect that such activities will constitute half of the fellows time, with half available for their own research and projects.

Browns American Studies department maintains flourishing programs at the undergraduate, MA, and PhD levels; has a faculty involved in national and international digital projects; and has taught digital courses for several years. The Center for Public Humanities has built a strong reputation for programs that connect university humanities expertise with broader audiences, community-based arts and humanities, and in training students for work in a broad range of cultural organizations. The public humanities program has been moving aggressively to incorporate digital work into its courses and projects. This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment ($50,000) with excellent benefits and research/project support funds each year. It is open only to recent Ph.D. recipients; the fellow must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2015 and no earlier than June 2011. The appointment will be for two years.

  • Please submit a C.V., three letters of recommendation, a sample of public work, and a dissertation chapter before March 13. To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/28477
  • Anyone heard anything? (4/12)
  • Rejection email from Interfolio (4/27)

Brown University (RI) - Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - FELLOWS SELECTEDEdit

Brown University invites applications for one- to two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the following integrative scholarship areas:

• Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies | Economic, political and cultural development are as important as defense and diplomacy in establishing peaceful and just societies. This area invites rigorous scholarship in international studies, promotes active engagement in the world of international affairs, and supports scholarship that promotes social justice and economic prosperity domestically and internationally.
• Exploring Human Experience | Brown has a long and distinguished record of innovation in the humanities. Learning from the historical record, analyzing present conditions, and comprehending our future possibilities are fundamental to the University’s mission and its contributions to society. This area seeks to develop a robust environment for the study of human experience in all its diversity throughout history and around the world.
• Cultivating Creative Expression | Creative expression is used to explore human values and communicate new ideas, to challenge societies, and to draw disparate groups together. At Brown, the creative arts are tightly integrated into the liberal arts. This area focuses on scholarship that can foster an environment in which artists are operating at the highest levels of their crafts and learn from and inform scholars in disciplines across the campus.
• Understanding the Human Brain | This area focuses on efforts to understand functions of the brain that distinguish us as humans, discover treatments for disorders that diminish our capacities, and create technologies to improve lives.
• Sustaining Life on Earth | Environmental change can threaten global supplies of food and water, harm human health, and undermine the stability of societies around the world. This area focuses on the relationship of the environment to human societies combining the efforts of natural, physical, and social scientists, together with humanists, to understand the determinants of environmental change, alter norms of human behavior, consider ethical issues related to sustainability, and develop sound environmental policies.
• Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives | The development of new technology is critical to human progress, and Brown is at the forefront of discovery in areas such as computing, nanoscience and bioengineering. We recognize that the benefits of new technologies hinge on how well they ultimately align with societal needs. This area emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to innovation, grounded in a broad understanding of local and global needs and concerns.
• Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health | Improving human health requires an integrated approach to understanding the causes of disease and translating that knowledge into new modes of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately prevention – from bench to bedside to population.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the President’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, sciences or engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by August 1, 2015.

These one- to two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are not renewable. Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes how the candidate’s scholarship fits into one or more integrative area, and describes the candidate’s interest in and plans for impacting the ethnic, gender, and/or racial diversity of the campus. Please also indicate clearly your desired departmental affiliation. In addition, a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference are required.

For further information write to

Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo, Associate Provost for Academic Development and Diversity

Email: liza_cariaga-lo@brown.edu

Brown University, Box 1862, Providence, RI 02906

(401) 863-2216

QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, sciences or engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by August 1, 2015.

  • Review of applications will begin December 5, 2015. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2015. To apply go to Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/27058
  • Has anyone who applied, heard anything? (1/2) Nothing here (1/24) - Thank YOU for replying, 1/24! Hopefully some more people can chime in with some activty soon. - Still nothing (2/8). Still nothing (3/1)
  • I think it's way too early to expect a notification. Postdoc selection committees usually take 4-5 months. We probably won't hear until March. <--Yes, but there is sometimes, in the interim, some communication/requests for add'l materials, as they whittle down their candidates. The other Brown postdocs seemed to have had this. (3/1)
  • Any news here? Request for additional materials or shortlisting? (3/12) - Still nothing (3/18). Nada (3/19)
  • Anything? (4/7)
  • I emailed them and haven't heard back yet. A friend tells me that fellows have been selected. How many are here still waiting for a response? (4/14)
  • Still Waiting (4/15) Me too. (4/17)
  • There were 266 applicants. Still waiting to hear either way, but I said on (4/14), I believe fellows have been selected. (4/17) http://www.browndailyherald.com/2015/04/08/faculty-debates-final-exam-grading-deadline/
  • At least one fellow has been selected. Congrats! I have no idea why some of us haven't received a rejection letter yet. (4/21) https://latino-astudies.osu.edu/news/congratulations-yalidy-matos-political-science-appointment-postdoctoral-fellow-brown-university

Brown University (RI) - Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Slavery and Justice - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2015-2016) as the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of 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 2015) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom.  Consideration will also be given to candidates whose work pays special attention to contemporary issues and legacies of slavery.  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 16, 2015. Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/28187 Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.
  • rejection by email (3/19) x 2

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

Brown University’s Watson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows program invites applications from exceptional early career scholars whose work contributes to one or more of the Institutes’ three core research areas: security, development, and governance. Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars in the social sciences engaged in theoretically and substantively important research that seeks to understand and address pressing global issues. 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. For application details see http://watson.brown.edu/jobs Application procedures: The following materials must be submitted by November 15, 2014, to the application portal - http://apply.interfolio.com/26494

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 class proposal suitable for an International Relations or Development Studies program - the proposal should consist of title, level, 200-word description and a core reading list of up to 15 books or articles
An official copy of each graduate transcript
Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced in January 2014.

For further information regarding the Watson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Program, please visit the Watson Institute website (watson.brown.edu/education/postdoc) or contact: Professor Richard M. Locke, Howard R. Swearer Director, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University at Richard_Locke@brown.edu or Professor Melani Cammett, Director of the Watson Post-Doctoral Fellows Program, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University at Melani_Cammett@brown.edu. Please contact Watson-Applications@brown.edu with questions about the application.

  • Deadline: November 15, 2014.
  • Does this mean that if I haven't received an email I am out?
  • [SHORTLIST OUT posted in header on 12/10] -- could the poster clarify whether all those shortlisted have been notified -- when exactly and how? Thanks.
  • Any news? 1/6?
  • official rejection 1/28. said they received 250 applications.

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by The Watson Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare. The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute related program and collaborate on the design of CSREA programming each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African-American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by August 1, 2015.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (15-20 pp), a personal statement (1 page) and the names and addresses of three referees to http://apply.interfolio.com/27661.

  • Review of applications will begin December 15 2014. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2015. This two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship is not renewable.
  • rejection by email (2/26)

Bucknell University (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Africana Studies - Deadline: 29 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The post-doctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair(s) of the Africana Studies Program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in US colleges and universities. Applicants must have the Ph.d. in hand no later than September 2015. Postdoctoral fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.

The postdoctoral fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester of the fellowship. In order to receive postdoctoral fellowships, they must show proof of completion of the Ph.D., prior to the beginning of the fall term of the first year of the postdoc.

The postdoctoral fellowship award for 2015-16 includes a salary of $50,000, employee benefits, and a research/travel fund of $3,000.

A Ph.d in an area of Africana Studies, or equivalent experience as a faculty member or administrator in a relevant program/department. Candidates must have received the Ph.d no earlier than 2010.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities.
  • Skill in and interest in teaching and advising students, and interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni, with an ability to manage autonomously. Possessing a high degree of creativity and vision, as well as an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Writing experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity, ability to solve problems strategically, and demonstrated success in managing multiple projects. Interest in and enthusiasm for supporting the mission of a liberal arts institution through programmatic endeavors in Africana Studies.
  • Review of applications will begin on May 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received before May 29th will receive full consideration. Awards will be announced by mid-June. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/njm9r2g

Bucknell University - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hybrid & Digital Pedagogy - Deadline: 25 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Bucknell University is awarding a postdoctoral fellowship to a scholar who is engaged with emerging trends in digital pedagogy and hybrid learning in his/her work. Area(s) of disciplinary specialization is/are open, but we seek candidates with research interests or experience working specifically in blended learning environments in undergraduate classrooms. Appointment will be for three years, effective on or after July 1, 2015.

As a member of the professional staff of Instructional Technology (ITEC) at Bucknell, this fellow will collaborate with faculty and administrators to explore possibilities for hybrid-learning at our residential liberal arts university. Drawing on the recommendations of Bucknell's recent presidential task force report on Integrating Open Education Resources and Residential Learning, the fellow will help Bucknell outline a strategy for how to incorporate digital and hybrid pedagogical practices that enhance student engagement and learning while maintaining the benefits of the residential liberal arts experience.

  • Review of applications will begin May 25, 2015. The appointment will be effective on or after July 1, 2015. This is a three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • For more information, see: bit.ly/1P0BcUH
  • Go to Jobs at Bucknell to apply.

California Institute of Technology (CA) - Caltech/Huntington Fellowship in Materialities, Texts and Images - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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://tinyurl.com/mlj2ox2. The position is open to post-doctoral scholars and faculty without tenure and is tenable from September 1, 2015. 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 1, 2015.
  • Anyone hear anything? (3/27)
  • Rejection email (4/13)

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) - Deadline: 31 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

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 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 CAUSE 20th Anniversary events. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 24, 2015.  The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, and $5,000 for research, benefits and other expenses.  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 Professor Joe William Trotter, Jr. CAUSE, Dept. of History, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213-3890. 

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2015.  (Notification of decision by April 20)  Women and minorities are urged to apply.  EEO/AA. 

Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Postdoc in US History ("Gilded Age") / "Wade Fellow" - Deadline: 7 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Western Reserve Historical Society working with the Department of History of Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a one-year (with possible renewal for a second year) post-doctoral fellowship focused on technology and/or social philanthropy in the American Gilded Age and after. The fellowship is available to individuals with a Ph.D. in US history.

The fellowship is part of the “Wade Family Project,”[ http://bit.ly/1oKYwcd and https://thewadeproject.wordpress.com/about/] at the Western Reserve Historical Society. That project is focused on an examination of the role of Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890) and his family, including two generations of his descendants, as economic, social, and cultural entrepreneurs in the Gilded Age and into the 1920s. Wade was one of the founders of Western Union and he and his family played a seminal role in the creation of a variety of cultural institutions in Cleveland, Ohio, most particularly the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The “Wade Fellow” will conduct research in the extensive Wade Family archives at the Historical Society as well as in relevant sources held elsewhere to place the family’s history into a broader national and international context of technological and cultural development during the Gilded Age and after. The Fellow will also be invited to teach a course or seminar in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University as well as be invited to participate in departmental colloquia and meetings.

The expectations for the Fellowship are the production of a publishable paper topically related to the Wade Family as well as assistance with the development of specific metadata to facilitate a rich discovery layer for the archives (online and in-house). The Fellow will work with the Director of the Wade Family Project and the Senior Vice President for Research and Publications at the Historical Society. The Historical Society will provide office space, and a salary of $40,000 (renewable for a second year depending on funding). The Fellowship is supported by the George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust.

  • Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement explaining the importance of the project to the candidate’s scholarly interests and intellectual development, a sample publication, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to: Dr. John Grabowski at the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 (email: jjg4@case.edu). All application materials must be received by April 7, 2015. The term of the fellowship will commence during the last week of August, 2015.

Center for Jewish History (NY) - Prins Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2015-16 - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for Jewish History is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating postdoctoral and early career scholars through a grant from the Vivian G. Prins Foundation. We invite foreign scholars who seek permanent teaching and research positions in North America to apply for this award, which will support 10-month fellowships for scholars who are at the beginning of their careers. Fellows will be provided with a stipend of $35,000 to conduct original research in the 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. Each year the Center welcomes numerous fellows to work in Center partner collections including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The Prins Foundation Senior Scholar is expected to take part in the fellowship program’s bi-weekly meetings 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 foreign scholars from outside North America who seek permanent teaching and research positions and who are at the beginning of their careers. 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 for the duration of the award. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution but will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for application

  1. Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
  3. Specific research proposal of no more than five pages, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
  4. Three letters of recommendation that address the significance of the candidate's work for his or her field as well as the candidate's ability to fulfill the proposed research project. Letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover – ideally by email or dossier service – to the address below. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline.
  5. Please submit application materials 1-3 by email as one continuous PDF document.
  • Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are due January 5, 2015. All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by this date for consideration. Announcement of grant recipients: March 2015. Commencement of grant period: September 1, 2015. Conclusion of grant period: June 30, 2016. Learn more and apply at http://fellowships.cjh.org - Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th St | New York, NY 10011 | fellowships@cjh.org.

Center for Jewish History - Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program - Deadline: April 30, 2015 (for fall 2015 semester) and August 3, 2015 (for spring 2016 semester)Edit

The Center for Jewish History offers a fellowship to early career scholars through a grant from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from scholars in any field who have completed a PhD within the six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the 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. Fellowships carry a stipend of $23,500 for a period of five months, and Fellows may apply to be in residence during either the fall or spring semester.

Central European University (HUN) - Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2014 - AWARDEES NOTIFIEDEdit

The CEU Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) is pleased to invite applications for its fellowship programs for the academic year 2015/2016. Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined.

CEU IAS fellows spend 6-10 months in Budapest and pursue their own research in the lively intellectual community of the other fellows, the university and the city of Budapest. Scholars receive accommodation in the CEUs Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse and a monthly stipend. Fellows are expected to reside in Budapest during their fellowship year, participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and pursue their research agenda.

Calls are open for the fellowships listed below. You may apply for all or any of these at the same time but the application process and the requirements are not the same.

SENIOR AND JUNIOR CORE FELLOWSHIPS- about 15 awarded each year
HUMANITIES INITIATIVE JUNIOR FELLOWSHIPS- 2 awarded each year
THYSSEN@CEU IAS FELLOWSHIPS - 2 awarded each year

CEU IAS Fellowships are highly competitive and will be awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence. For further details of the fellowships including conditions, eligibility and application procedures please visit: https://ias.ceu.hu/NewCall

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEUs mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Masters and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. For more information about CEU, please visit: https://www.ceu.hu .

  • Deadline for Application: October 19, 2014.
  • committee now convening to discuss: first letters will come out next week (1/8).
  • anyone receive letters? And if so, were they email or snail?
  • some bureaucratic hitch is holding them all up a bit.
  • Rejection letter 1/22 (x2)
  • Was the rejection letter email or snail mail? (and did anyone get acceptances?)
  • Rejection letter was by email.
  • The committee has notified some, but not all of the awardees. (1/31)
  • I think I might be waitlisted (that or my application was lost). Awardees -- what was the timeframe you were given to accept offers? I'm wondering when waitlisted people might be notified.
  • i never got an email rejection or a letter rejection. last week i emailed to find out their timeframe for notifications, since i have some other options to consider. they responded that they would have - "as they promised" - responses for us ready by the end of the month of march. my sense is that we will know any day now. any further info on this? 3/30

Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - 2015-16 Post-doctoral and Senior Fellowships in the History of Science, Medicine, Technology, and Industry - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry.
  • Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally. The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas-lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.
  • We support roughly 25 fellows each year, creating a vibrant international community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and all related sciences. Applications come from scholars in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. To see this year's list, go to: http://www.chemheritage.org/research/beckman-center/fellows-and-staff.aspx.
  • Senior Fellowships (available to those receiving PhDs before July 2010). 9 Months in Residence. Open to PhD scholars. $60,000
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (available to those receiving PhDs between July 2010 and July 2015). 9 Months in Residence. Open to PhD scholars. $45,000.
  • Dissertation Fellowships. 9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage. $26,000.
  • Short-Term Fellowships. 1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers. $3,000 per month
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything? 4/7

City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship - “Cultures & Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900” - Deadline: 8 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York announces a post-doctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing the history and meaning of freedom in the Atlantic world. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application but be no more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. The fellowship of $75,000 is for one year. Benefits and a research stipend are not included. The recipient will be expected to interact with graduate students at various stages of their formation and to be an active participant in the year-long events (a seminar and a series of conferences) associated with the Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar entitled: “Cultures & Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900.” For information regarding “Cultures & Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900” contact: jfrankson@gc.cuny.edu. Applications should be addressed to Professors Bennett & Reid-Pharr and submitted electronically to http://culturesoffreedom.com. Applicants should include: a letter of interest, C.V. Research Proposal, writing sample, and have three referees forward letters to http://culturesoffreedom.com.

  • The deadline for applications is May 8, 2015.

Columbia University (NY) - Anthropology Department - Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory and Writing, 2015-17 - Deadline: 15 January 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Columbia University is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory and Writing for a two year appointment from 2015-17. Candidates should have received a PhD in sociocultural Anthropology in the last five years and must demonstrate excellence in research, writing, and teaching. Duties include teaching one course per semester in the Department of Anthropology's Masters-Only Program (MAO) as well as working with the Director of the MAO Program. Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing their dissertation research and teaching experience, three sample syllabi, a writing sample, and the names and addresses of three referees to Marilyn Astwood <mp20@columbia.edu> by 15 January 2015.

Application instructions: Submit to: Marilyn Astwood <mp20@columbia.edu>. Submission: One combined file named with your Lastname, Firstname and containing the following documents in the order listed below.

Cover letter describing your dissertation research and teaching experience
CV
Three sample syllabi
Writing sample
Names and addresses of three referees
  • Deadline: Jan. 15 2015.
  • Does anyone know what length writing sample they are looking for? thnx!
  • Request for rec letters (03/03) x2
  • Skype interview scheduled (03/24)
  • Offer made and accepted

Columbia University (NY) - Center for American Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: Open until Filled - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Center for American Studies at Columbia University invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research scholar position for the 2015-16 academic year.

The holder of the postdoctoral research position will teach one section each semester in Columbia's Contemporary Civilization program and also contribute to the activities of the Center for American Studies.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in advancing student learning about American government and economic institutions, including their historical and intellectual context and prior origins, and the ideas and debates that have shaped them.

The appointment start date will be September 1, 2015. Possibility of renewal for a second year will be contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary will be $50,000, plus benefits.

All applicants must have a PhD, preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as political science, philosophy, or religion). PhD must be in hand by August 31, 2015 and cannot have been awarded prior to May 1, 2012.

Please address inquiries about the position to the chair of the search committee, Professor Casey Blake, at cb460@columbia.edu

All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials: cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 30 pages (article or dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation.

To apply, please use the following link: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60717

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted 4/2/15]
  • Any news? (4/15)
  • Any word? (5/4)
  • Nothing here (5/4) x2
  • Request for Skype interview via email (5/6)

Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Harriman Institute- Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • I emailed and was told "The Fellowship Committee is in the process of finalizing their decisions, and announcements will go out soon." 4/17
  • On the Slavic wiki someone claims that they know someone who has already received an offer from Harriman. I'm assuming that they've already made their offers & are waiting to send out rejections. 4/20
  • Received a rejection email. (4/30)

Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University is pleased to announce four postdoctoral positions for the academic year 2015-16. Three of these positions are part of the Borg Research Program, a three-year initiative to support teaching, research, and public outreach on issues relating the United States and East and Southeast Asia, funded by the Dorothy Borg Endowment. The fourth position is part of the INTERACT program, a pioneering program that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional and interdisciplinary study.

For specific information on individual positions, including how to apply, please see links below:

2015-2016 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/studentaffairs/borg_pf_seas.html

2015-2016 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asia and the Americas http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/studentaffairs/borg_pf_eaa.html

2015-2016 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Japanese Politics http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/studentaffairs/borg_pf_mjp.html

2015 - 2016 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/postdoctoral-fellowship-details.html

  • All application materials must be received by the Institute on or before February 25, 2015. For more information, please contact weaipostdocs@gmail.com.
  • Anyone hear anything back yet?
  • email rejection (05/01)
  • I have not heard a rejection or any other results. I thought they said they will annoucne the award by 4/29 and the acceptance needs to be given before 5/5... Wonder if this means some of us are stored as back-ups? (5/3)
  • I just got an email rejection. I guess ome of us were in the final list. (5/6)

Columbia University (NY) - Scholars in Society & Neuroscience, 2015-2017 - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts—and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research.  These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

  • does anyone know about the timeline/review process for these?
  • Has anyone heard anything? I was told there would be interviews for this one. 
  • I applied and have heard nothing either way (3/14).
  • I haven't heard anything either (3/19)
  • Still no word.. anyone? (3/31)
  • Still nothing here (4/1)
  • Rejection received - I contacted the program myself. (4/1) 
  • ^^ Did the people you contacted give you a sense of the timeline or process?
  • Letters have been sent to finalists; rejection notices soon to follow.
  • do you know if letters to finalists were email or snail mail (and ditto for rejections)? thanks!
  • Anyone get a rejection yet (w/out contacting program)? (4/5) Nope, still waiting. (4/21)

Columbia University (NY) - Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, 2015-2016 - Deadline: 6 Oct. 2014 - 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 2015-2016. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. 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 the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/.

The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second year, Fellows teach one course: either a Core course (if only one of the two first-year courses was in the Core) or a departmental course. This will leave one semester in the second year free of teaching responsibilities. In the third year, Fellows again teach one course, either a Core course or a departmental course (to be decided jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s department), leaving one semester again free of teaching responsibilities. Please note that all teaching—whether a Core class or a department one—is to be arranged by the Fellow through the Fellow’s home academic department. Please also note that at least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core.

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 $61,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $6,000 per annum.

Application Materials for 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the following forms.

Online Application Form
Application Materials (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
  • NOTE: "$30.00 application processing fee"
  • Application Deadline: postmark 6 October 2014.
  • when do these rejections go out? Thank you and good luck.
  • Anyone heard anything from these guys? (12/17)
  • Invitation to interview (12/17) x3
  • Were invitations sent by email or regular mail? (12/18)
  • By email

Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2015-2016 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The focal theme for 2015-2016 is “TIME.” 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 Scholars in Residence will be Cathy N. Davidson, Director, Futures Initiative, Graduate Center, City University of New York and CoFounder HASTAC, Tejumola Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

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, 2014. 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.

Fellowships: Fellows include scholars from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $45,000. Applicants living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs.

Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one seminar related to their research. The seminars are generally informal, related to the Fellow's research, and open to graduate students, suitably qualified undergraduates, and faculty members. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses.

  • Out of curiosity, does anyone know why they insist that you had to receive your degree by January 1 2014? The postdoc doesn't start until 2015. And even if you wanted only people with degrees to apply, why not let people who graduate the May before the application opens apply? It seems really strange.
  • Anyone heard any hint of anything? Final round, etc.? (12/6)
  • not just yet. There is still some time to the end of the month but it would be nice to know when will the rejections going to be send out. (12/16)
  • anyone hear anything?
  • defeaning silence here 12/22
  • decisions made and candidates have been notified (rejections sent by snail mail).
  • ^ Bummer (for me). Did you call them to find this out? Thanks.

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin American Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Africana Studies and Research Center invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applicants’ scholarship should focus on the areas of contemporary, Afro-Latin American literature and culture, history, or interpretive social sciences, with particular emphasis on popular youth culture, gender and sexuality, and/or comparative, Western hemispheric studies. Research on Afro-Latin American experiences in the United States will also be considered, especially if they are placed in extensive dialogue with similar experiences or racial formations in the rest of the hemisphere. Preference will be give to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching. The fellow will be asked to teach the following two courses: (1) an introductory, undergraduate course that would describe, define, and interrogate the Black Atlantic from the perspective of Latin American literature, history, and/or popular culture so as to propose and evaluate Afro-Latin American racial formations and the specificities and commonalities they may share with their African American counterparts; and (2) a combined undergraduate and graduate-level course that focuses on the methods and theories that the postdoctoral fellow employed in his or her dissertation; in addition to the examination of the key theoretical concepts or theoreticians that influenced the dissertation, the course should also provide case studies or illustrations of methodology for student discussion and analysis.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2015/16—2016/2017 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2009. Mellon Fellowships are open to international applicants. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2015 are eligible. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of the 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 through Academic Jobs Online by November 15, 2014 to be considered for the competition: Materials: 1. Cover page with: (a) Full name and home institution; (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D; (c) Research interest(s); (d) Referees’ names and emails 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Detailed statement of research interests 4. One writing sample [30-page limit] 5. Course proposals for the courses that the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell: two courses during each year of the fellowship: one lower-level course and one upper, 4000-level course 6. Three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 15, 2014.
  • Does anyone know anything about this or the analogous Early Modern Philosophy Mellon Post-Doc? (2/24)

Cornell University (NY) - Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English at Cornell University solicits applications for postdoctoral diversity fellowships from scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Eligible applicants might be from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. Those who expect to complete their degrees in 2014-15 may apply for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Fellowships will be offered only to those applicants who would make very strong candidates for a tenure-track position that the department expects to have open within the next three years. The postdoctoral fellowship award for 2015-16 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.

  • Answering my own question: Rejection via email, 12/17 [English x2]
  • Has anyone else not heard from them either way yet?
  • Rejection via email, 12/22 [Comp. Lit x1]
  • Any updates on this? I never received correspondence from them. Not even an acknowledgement. Just wondering if this is the case with the majority of applicants.
  • Was just informed [3/5] that the "English Department didn't nominate any candidates." I had never received a rejection.

Dalhousie University - Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships - deadline 15 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • anyone received anything on this? rejection, waitlist, acceptance?
  • I've heard nothing either way (3/19). Anyone else?
  • Email rejection from Dalhousie (3/23).

Dartmouth College (NH) - Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017 - Deadline 10 Dec. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017).

In year one of the fellowship, GRID Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with the planning of the GRID Research Seminar. This is a 6-8 week seminar held during spring term on an interdisciplinary topic with a gender focus. Dartmouth Professor Aimee Bahng will direct the Spring 2016 seminar, "Gender Matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialisms."

Applicants for the fellowship may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis and bears a direct relation to the topic of the seminar. Please visit our website for more information on the seminar.

While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.

The Gender Research Institute is Dartmouth College's flagship center for interdisciplinary gender-based research. The Institute's mission is to promote and support gender-based research by providing a productive meeting ground where academics, teachers, community leaders, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together with the Dartmouth community at large to address issues of profound social relevance. This is highlighted in our most important annual event, our spring seminar. Recent topics have been "Seeds of Change: Gender, Scholarship, and Social Change" (Spring 2013), "Times of Crisis" (Spring 2014), and “Just Words-Free Speech and Social Change” (upcoming Spring 2015).

In addition to their work with the faculty leader, postdoctoral fellows will also be required to teach one class during their first year in residence, WGST 96: Advanced Research in Women's and Gender Studies, an experimental course that runs parallel to the GRID seminar for interested students. In year two, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to serve as liaisons and mentors for the incoming postdoctoral fellow, help with the editing of a publication with the research of the seminar participants, serve as support for the new research seminar, and conduct their own research.

The appointed fellow will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, a first-year computer allowance of $2500, and enjoy full use of library research resources. Dartmouth College provides numerous college-wide forums for interdisciplinary conversations and supports a solid cohort of postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

  • Deadline: Applications for the 2015-17 fellowship must be received on or before December 10, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit: (1) a letter of application outlining your research, objectives for the postdoctoral fellowship years, and teaching experience; (2) a CV; (3) a writing sample; and (4) two letters of support to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27399 . Please direct questions to: gender.research.institute@dartmouth.edu. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to diversity.
  • I know this deadline just passed but I am curious to know when do they make their decision.  Thanks and Happy Holidays.

Dartmouth College (NH) - International Security and U.S. Foreign Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

Fellows receive competitive stipends, research support and benefits, comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. Faculty on leave from their home institutions will receive half of their annual salary, up to $50,000.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and significance of the proposed research and its relevance to U.S. foreign policy and international security, and the ability of the applicant to benefit from interaction with and mentoring from Dartmouth faculty.

  • Please upload to Interfolio: curriculum vitae; research abstract (200 words max); statement of up to 1,500 words describing the proposed research project; writing sample (50 pp. max); two confidential letters of reference; gaduate school transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Junior faculty and professionals may include a transcript, but are not required to do so.); confidential financial statement on a separate page indicating the applicants other sources of support available during fellowship period and for current faculty only current salary
  • The application period for the fellowship program will open on December 1, 2014 and will close on January 16, 2015. Those interested must apply through the online application tool provided by interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/27961
  • Offer received [1/29]

Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 10 Aug. 2015Edit

The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College announces a post-doctoral fellowship. The post-doc is expected to split his or her time between his or her own scholarship and administrative work at the center. One postdoctoral fellow will be appointed. The initial appointment is from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. A second-year appointment is expected to extend the postdoc through Spring 2017, but the extension of the initial term is subject to an annual review of scholarly productivity and satisfactory work performance at the center.

The successful candidate will join a small, committed staff in initiating and implementing a series of programs—colloquia, conferences, workshops, and other collaborations—designed to advance the Leslie Center’s mission of fostering excellence in research and scholarship at Dartmouth, with broader impact on the inter-disciplinary field(s) of the Humanities.

The fellow is expected to advance his/her research and publications record, and to work part-time in administrative capacities at the Leslie Center throughout his/her residency. Absences for scholarly conferences or research trips should be kept reasonable during the college’s main teaching terms (fall, winter and spring), and correspond to the usual expectations for residency, which are defined as being on campus. Extended time away from Dartmouth should be confined to the summer quarter.

The appointed fellow will enjoy use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center. The 2015-2016 fellow will receive an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the 2015-2016 fellowship must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. The fellow must hold a PhD and be a scholar whose work has significant relevance for the humanities. In addition to outstanding academic credentials, we seek a fellow with the following qualities: proven organizational competence; an eye for detail; an ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; exceptional interpersonal skills; an ability to collaborate with large and varied sets of colleagues; and a clear investment in advancing the humanities. This administrative work will be substantive and involve event planning, but will also require some clerical work and competencies.

There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Leslie Center does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before August 10, 2015. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and official academic transcripts, 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 electronically via Interfolio by August 10, 2015 at 12 midnight EST. Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before that date, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time, and we will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline. Fellowship applications will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee. Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 2015 to the end of Spring 2017. 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. We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, and Theater.

Fellows are expected to teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses.

The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center.

The 2013-2015 fellows received an annual stipend of $54,600 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2015-2017 fellows will be similar.

Applicants for the 2015-2017 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2013. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2015-2017 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2014. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and official academic transcripts, 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 electronically via Interfolio by October 1, 2014.

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs. Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs, which will then be invited to apply for one of the candidates. Departments and programs will be expected to justify requests for a fellow by detailing the benefits expected from, and afforded to, that fellow, and by indicating how the fellow might contribute something new, or currently lacking, to the intellectual life of the college. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States. Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.

  • You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/25045
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014.
  • NOTE: The two 2014-2016 postdocs are in Russian and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies
  • Can anyone find the application form? I don't see it on the website, but I may have missed it somewhere.
  • But the description says "We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, and Theater." How can the disciplines be "Russian and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies?"
  • "Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research." (8/24)--this is the only requirement
  • FWIW, I believe the "NOTE" above refers to the fields of the individuals who were awarded the postdoc beginning THIS year (2014-2016). Current applicants are applying for a fellowship that begins in FALL 2015. (8/24)
  • Does anyone know what the difference is between this and Dartmouth's SOF (two posts down) besides the SOF being for three years, and open to all humanistic disciplines? It seems that they're two different communities, but does anyone see a reason not to apply to both? (8/26)
  • SOF seems to be open to non-Humanities fields as well. (8/28)
  • [CAMPUS VISIT posted in header on 12/16]
  • It was never stated that this review included campus visits in the postdoc timeline, could you share how you learned of the visits?? Dartmouth has several postdocs, so *hoping* this is perhaps posted on the wrong job??? Thanks!
  • Last year's wiki page shows that 5 candidates were invited for interviews on campus. 
  • It is the correct one, campus interviews are being arranged.
  • Ok I am not sure what is going on with this postdoc: first they had the deadline to inform all applicants in Feb 2015, they changed that in mid-Feb to March 2015. I am waiting for a rejection at this point. The process is not very clear and not transparent. *Can anyone please let me know if they have received rejections or an offer for this? Was there a campus interview, in fact? Thanks! (4/1)
  • Congtratulations to the two candidates (in Art History and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies).

Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the Neukom Fellows competition for positions starting September 1, 2015. 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 2015-2016. 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 2014). 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. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out connections with and contact potential Dartmouth mentors as they draft their applications. 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.

General inquiries should be directed to the Neukom Institute Manager, Victoria Smith (Victoria.H.Smith@dartmouth.edu). Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group. For a list of current Neukom Fellows: http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/programs/neukom_fellows_announced.html and also http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/programs/neukom_fellows_14.html For more information on The Neukom Institute: http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/ The Neukom Fellows Program and the Neukom Institute are made possible by a generous gift from Mr. William H. Neukom, Class of 1964.

  • LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4286
  • Completed applications received by November 15, 2014 will receive first consideration. Materials received after that date or those that do not fulfill the above requirements stand the chance of not being considered.
  • any news?
  • has anyone heard ANYTHING? (1/23)
  • Offer made and accepted 1/16
  • Anyone received rejections? (1/25) <-- I have not heard anything (1/26) <-- still nothing 2/7
  • Rejection e-mail 2/17 (x4)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows, 2015-2018 - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

These fellowships, which begin in September 2015 and run through June 2018, 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.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows:

participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work;
hold appointments as a Lecturers in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track;
teach one course each of the three academic years;
are in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms, and during one of two summer terms;
receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL);
off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave.
are not asked to teach basic language courses;
have access to college resources such as the library, computing center, and gym;
do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space.

Qualifications: Applicants for the 2015–2018 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2013. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 should supply a letter from their home institution indicated that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2015.

  • LINK to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/25142
  • Applications must be received on or before October 15, 2014. Incomplete dossiers are not reviewed. In addition to a completed application, applicants must arrange for the submission of three letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts. Applicants 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. Should you have questions, please direct them to society.of.fellows@dartmouth.edu.
  • Not to be TOO gauche, but any idea what (or if) Fellows will get paid?
  • From SOF Postdocs page: "Stipend and resources: Society Fellowships normally run for 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows arriving in 2015 will receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $4,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs."
  • Click here for a recent news article about this program (10/7/14)
  • Ack. received, and they mentioned that they hoped to have an initial list of candidates by the end of the semester (10/11).
  • Get this--there were apparently over 1700 applications.
  • Source?
  • The moral of the story is that there are lots of applicants. Two years ago the U of Chicago postdoc got around 1200 apps (they told us on the rejection letters), so this isn't too shocking.
  • I'm bitterly remembering the advice from one of the profs at my Ivy League PhD program: "Don't apply to postdocs--everyone knows they're not prestigious." Nice to have the prime deck chair on the Titanic, I suppose (that prof is recently retired).
  • I understand the sentiment above, but if you look at the trajectories of certain young faculty, it frequently proceeds in the following manner: postdoc-->small arts college--> R1. So it's really the Ivy professor who is out of touch with the unearned cynicism of the comfortable.
  • Not sure I follow, but, speaking as someone who is curently in a very prestigious postdoc that only manages to place about 30% of its fellows in a TT job, though many SLC-->R1 profs may come from postdocs, most postdocs don't seem to wind up on the SLC-->R1 track. It depends who you focus on: the few who make it through to the big time, or the rest of us.
  • If 30% get through, then your professor's "everyone knows" is incorrect. That was the point. I have no interest in the few; nor am I in a very prestigious position.
  • I spoke to someone in the Provost's office, and she confirmed the 1700 figure.
  • Hope to have short list by mid-January (12/4)
  • Rejection via email (01/08) x1700 - I was going to add myself here but I see someone has already taken care of that. 
  • E-mail rejection x 4 (<-- I am waiting for mine --> X4, but likely only because they haven't gotten around to my letter in the alphabet yet. Was this rejection through interfolio?)<-- Yes
  • So I assume those of us who have not received a rejection (yet) are on the "shortlist." Anyone have any idea of short this short list is? 50? 200?<-- not sure if a tally of 8 out of 1700+ total responses for rejected/not rejected (yet) warrants the assumption that those not rejected are on a shortlist. . . .considering the harshness of this academic market, pessmism seems more appropriate. But then again, would be nice to be proven wrong. . . 
  • Take good news when it comes. If you haven't received a rejection letter, you've probably made it to the next stage.
  • Does anyone know anything about how many of us are still on the short list?  And whether we're still competing with people in our fields or departments?  (I'm English: American Literature).<-- I don't think anyone knows anything at this point, and whether those who didn't get letters are even on the short list. As was stated above, be happy you haven't gotten a rejection letter yet, and try to wait patiently for further communication (I know, nearly impossible...) <-- I'd rather make use of the job wiki as a crowdsourcing tool that's available to me.  
  • For what it's worth, I'm also English: American Literature and I also have not heard anything. So I'm guessing that they've divided applications by discipline/field, and some (perhaps those with fewer overall applications to review) have responded while others have not yet? That seems the most logical explanation to me. <-- They've definitely made cuts in American Lit.  So congrats.  
  • The email (Interfolio) a while back that outlined the timetable said that they will have a short list by mid-January, followed by departmental fit solicitations. I suspect that they have made the big cut, but are in the process of going through the remaining peeps to get the shortlist ready in time for the middle of the month. We should expect another round of rejections in the next few days. 
  • 1/16 anyone heard anything more here?
    • Nothing here (1/16), but my guess is that the "short list" has been farmed out to the various departments to which candidates might belong for vetting. It'll probably be a while yet until the SOF gets word from the departments and then narrows the pool down to, what, finalists?
    • Nothing here either. I agree with the above, if the cuts from 1/8 constituted the shortlist referred to in the 12/4 email, then we'll probably be waiting some more time until the departments respond to the sortlist sent to them. Curious if there will be campus visits/interviews like the SOF at Harvard and Princeton, or no interviews like the Michigan's SOF.
  • I asked a while back -- said they plan to have interviews but didn't know whether only phone/skype or also on campus. <--I see. Thanks for asking them.
  • It's Friday, the day of rejections and invitations: anyone hear anything?-->What's the basis for thinking that today is decision day?  (1/23)<--No, not that TODAY is the decision day, but that FRIDAYS are often, IME, decision days. Just wondering if this Friday was THE Friday.
  • Skype interview requested via e-mail (x2) --humanities. (1/28) <-- May I ask what field you're in, and whether you were contacted by the college or the department?
  • Congrats...and, sigh.
  • You captured my exact feelings. I suppose I will have to sit and wait, hoping for an email. (x3)
  • Does anyone else think it seems strange that—with Skype interviews for 5 slots—only one person has posted?  I wonder whether there might be any other factors in play, like a competing offer on the table? Either way: good luck to everyone else waitng for emails!
  • Perhaps the department that the above poster would belong to made their preferences known to the SOF earlier than other departments? Or it could simply be that  none of the other finalists has posted, figuring that one "I got an interview!" is enough. I don't think that the SOF is competeing with TT jobs for candidates. Either way, it can't be long until rejections roll out and we all know for sure.
  • Skype interview requested via e-mail --social sciences (2/5)
  • Are there others out there that still haven't heard anything either way?
  • yes! (x10)----> is it possible these requests are coming from the departments and therefore not coming out all at once? Wishful thinking, maybe...
  • Or we (who have not yet received word one way or another, 2/10) are the backup pool, in case the first round interviewees all turn down Dartmouth in order to take TT jobs. (Insert weeping softly!)
  • The way that I read it is that some departments have made their choices known to the SOF. Have all department made their choices yet? Don't know. I assume that once all the initial, skype candidates are contacted, those of us who didn't make the skype pool will be notified that we've been cut. But maybe not. At any rate, this is really frustrating, and I wish good luck to all my fellow e-mail awaiters.
  • ^^ I read it the same way, BUT I am also telling myself that this means we made the short list that went out to departments. Who knows how short it was. I had written this one off the moment that I saw it had 1700 applicants, so I was pleasantly surprised to have made it past the first round of cuts.
  • Perhaps a wormhole we would rather not go down, but those who are still waiting, or, for that matter, who have heard good news, what would be your department?
  • English
  • It's clear that the interview invites are not all going out at once, so there is certainly still a chance for any one of us. But, with each passing week I would tend to think that those chances diminish, obviously. Anyone brave enough to inquire with the SOF where they're at with the selection process?
  • I emailed the director of the Society of Fellows on Thursday, 2/5, and I have not yet heard back from him. (2/11) <-- thanks for doing this. (x6!)  Please let us know if word comes back!  And fwiw I know our files made it to departments.  The question is just whether we're waiting on our departments to decide... or whether we're on an SOF waiting list!  
  • Seems like a good idea to me.
  • Still waiting, i.e neither rejection nor good news: History (x4), Music, History/Native American Studies, American Lit & Science Studies, Linguistics
  • Heard good news: 
  • You've got to be fucking kidding me: reading that I was rejected, in the newspaper? From a week ago? This is the new low in my collection of humiliating rejections. Way to keep it classy, Dartmouth.
  • Did anyone in History get contacted for a Skype interview? I ask, despite the newspaper article, because so many of my friends in History haven't heard anything.----->I'm also a historian and haven't heard anything. Maybe they decided not to take any historians?--> I am a historian and I was contacted for a Skype interview on 2/5
  • Heard through the grapevine that offers have been made to 5 people. 2/17 (x2)
  • They might have thought to communicate with the people they're not taking. I know so many applicants who weren't interviewed, but haven't been rejected -- they can't all be on the "short list" that was supposed to have been compiled a month ago. 2/18  --> Don't worry, we'll surely hear about it soon in the Dartmouth newspaper!
  • In this context, I'm remembering this quotation from the news article: “Fundamentally, a Society of Fellows program is a mark of maturity for an institution.” I'd say the Dartmouth SOF has a ways to go until they've met the bar for maturity.
  • Interfolio rejection (2/19). My field is Classics. 
  • I'm amazed at the bitter people on the post. There were hundreds of applicants for each position. Getting this is like winning the lottery, and I get the feeling that some people are sitting around anxiously waiting to win the lottery and then getting mad when nobody contacts them to tell them they didn't win it. The way this works is that you apply in October and then don't even think about it again unless they contact you.
  • RE: I think the issue here was not that it takes a long time (if ever) to hear back on these types of positions, but that the committee released the status of the search to a public newspaper before sending the candidates notice. Second, while we all know that we should never expect to advance in postdoctoral competititons, that isn't always realistic in practice.  There are personal and situational forces that make people more (or less) desperate for a steady income at different times, and it doesn't feel very "human" to shame them on a wiki - a place where they don't, for at least one minute, have to "pretend" not to care about their application status.
  • I agree with the above poster regarding accusations of bitterness on this post. At this point, I've learned to take rejections in stride. But this search I found to be particularly grating--not only because the results of the search were revealed to a campus newspaper before they were revealed to the candidates themselves, but also because of how completely tone-deaf and, well, gross the contents of that newspaper article were. The search is "diverse" because the committee deigned to consider applicants from public institutions? They have so many applicants because "smart people want to be at Dartmouth" and not because there are so very, very few paying jobs in most of our fields? "The interviews are the last step in due diligence to ensure that each Society of Fellows postdoc meets expectations in both scholarship and teaching"--as if the other ten short-listed candidates were not also capable of meeting such expectations? The article was dripping with condescension and undeserved back-patting. I'm appalled that the large number of applicants was interpreted as a marker of Dartmouth's status instead of the troubling conditions of the current job market. (Though the lucky and talented few who did receive SoF offers should absolutely feel proud to have made it through such a wide pool of applicants! Congratulations to you five!)
  • You nailed it. Why is it that the very basics of common courtesy are so hard to come by in academia? And yes, congrats to The 5 Who Made It!!!
  • It's just the hope (thanks Pandora) created by passing the first cut that made them bitter. The rejected need some perspective, though.
  • I'm sure part of the problem, here, is that this was a new opportunity where it's not possible to look at patterns from the past few years—or to know whether there were even interviews, etc.  The thing that disappointed me is actually that the committee was actually atypically humane in both communicating with people about their plans to develop a short list and in rejecting a large number of people relatively quickly.  Then, for some reason, they abruptly went dark.  I wish they'd simply written the candidates still standing to let us know that we'd made it to a short list, that our files were with departments, that they were still deciding whether to bring people to campus or to skype—or anything else that would give us some sense of what was happening, after setting a precedent that they were going to actually be communicative and somewhat humane.  One would hope the rejections we just received about being determined and brilliant etc. didn't go to everyone.  I suspect our fiels made it somewhere.  But in a market like this, it's hard to know, and that knowledge that we've actually achieved something can be a nice thing to hold on to as we continue to send applications out into what often feels like an abyss.  Basically: if you're going to be so humane to the people you cut right away, why not send one more email to the people who are still standing?  And why not tell us before the newspaper?  I believe the committee was probably overwhelmed by applications, and it probably is hard to decide what to do the first time you're confronted with a pile of 1700 people to think about.  Hopefully next year they'll do better.  Because chances are 1500 of us will be applying again... along with all the new candidates on the market...
  • Ha: a society of fellows is "fundamentally...a mark of maturity for an institution?" There are only a handful of societies of fellows in the whole country. Is every other institution immature?
  • Relatedly, was Dartmouth immature until academic year 2014-15? For 245 years of its existence? What changed this year? Yeah, I'm bitter I guess.
  • So 5 out of 1740... a 0.287 % chance. Is there any reason to bother with any of these applications? I already knew what the odds were like -- but these numbers (and my lack of other job prospects) are truly demoralizing. 
  • Offers made and one, at least as far as I know, has been officially accepted
  • Five scholars named to the SOF, see this article

Dumbarton Oaks (DC) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mellon Program in Urban Landscape Studies - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

Dumbarton Oaks has received a major award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a new interdisciplinary Program in Urban Landscape Studies. This grant is one of 15 made by the Mellon Foundation so far to major institutions of higher education and research, aimed at fostering the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to understanding the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization. In conjunction with this award, Dumbarton Oaks will appoint a Post-Doctoral Fellow to participate in developing and coordinating the activities of the Mellon Program in Urban Landscape Studies within the Garden and Landscape Studies Program. The Fellow will report directly to the Director of Dumbarton Oaks and will work closely with the Director of Garden and Landscape Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities: Working in collaboration with the Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, the post-doctoral fellow will help develop the intellectual agenda and coordinate the activities of the Mellon Program in Urban Landscape Studies, which will bring scholars and designers together at Dumbarton Oaks to explore the history and future of urban landscapes (http://www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape/mellon-initiative-in-urban-landscape-studies/overview). Primary duties will include assisting with planning, coordinating, and overseeing a series of academic and public events such as symposia, colloquia, lectures and other scholarly meetings; helping to coordinate the Mellon Fellowship program and mentoring Mellon fellows; coordinating a program of practitioner residencies; contributing to writing, editing, and coordinating urban landscape publications, both print and on line (including on line exhibitions); and coordinating programs with neighboring institutions and related urban studies initiatives. The appointee is expected to demonstrate excellent knowledge of both urban history and contemporary design practice; to facilitate intellectual exchange between scholars and practitioners; and to provide scholarly input into the program’s academic and public events.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: Ph.D. in urban, landscape, or design history; art or architectural history; history, anthropology, geography, or related fields, with a specialization in landscape or environmental studies. Familiarity with urban history, landscape architecture, and contemporary design required. Experience in scholarly publishing and teaching is desired. Superb organizational abilities, keen attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines are essential.

Language skills: English proficiency required; proficiency in additional languages desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Computer skills: Computer fluency is essential, particularly with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with graphics programs is desired (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, GIS, Google Earth Pro).

Preferred skills: Preference will be given to people who have received their Ph.D. degrees within the past five years.

Term: This position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. As a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, the incumbent will have access to the outstanding resources of the Research Library and become part of the larger community of scholars at Dumbarton Oaks. The expected start date is on or before September 1, 2015. Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to live in the Washington, DC area for the duration of their term. Post-Doctoral Fellows are not provided with accommodations.

  • To Apply: Position open until filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to FellowshipPrograms@doaks.org. Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). [posted at H-NET 05/14/15]

Duke University (NC) - Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South at Duke University (LSGS) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in August 2015.

LSGS seeks interdisciplinary scholars with a comparative, innovative, and transnational approach to any––or a combination––of the following areas: history, ethnoracial formations, gender and sexuality, citizenship, empire, migration, hemispheric studies, and related topics.

The successful candidate will receive a salary of $45,000, plus benefits; teach two courses per year; pursue research; and participate in Duke's academic life as well as the development of Latino/a Studies at the University.

  • To receive full consideration, please submit the required application materials detailed in this link by 15 February 2015: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9MgKcQpZ6F0X0lD Two confidential letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, also by the same deadline, to: Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, Duke University, Box 90441, Durham, NC 27708. Applicants must have completed their doctorates by the Fellowship start date.
  • Any movements here? (3/31)
  • Called and spoke with the Executive Director of the program who said they were still in the process and that no decisions have been made. (4/7)
  • Email rejection received: "Following a thorough review and visit process, a candidate has been selected and has accepted our offer." (5/5)

Duke University (NC) - Provost's Postdoctoral Program - Deadline: 23 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The 2006 strategic plan at Duke University, "Making a Difference", upholds diversity as a core value of our institution. Not only does broadly-defined diversity at our university best prepare our students for a global world, a robust learning environment can occur only when people of different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups and experiences are brought together to exchange ideas. Duke recognizes that we need to continue our efforts to enhance diversity in our student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions. To that end, the Provost created the Provost's Postdoctoral Program in 2007, with competitive postdoctoral research appointments for two years. The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure track faculty at Duke University or peer institutions, particularly in fields where there are fewer women and/or underrepresented minorities. Postdoctoral awardees are expected to devote their full efforts to research, and may teach a maximum of one course per year.

Eligibility: Completion of doctoral degree between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2015. The Program is limited to US Citizens and permanent residents. Academic excellence, prior record of accomplishments, potential to bring diverse ideas to Duke University and to interact successfully with a broad range of differences among faculty and students and the identification and willingness of the sponsoring mentor, will form the major selection criteria. Preference will be given to individuals who receive a PhD at an institution other than Duke University.

Appointments and Salary: Individuals will be appointed as Postdoctoral Associates (see Postdoctoral Policy at http://www.postdoc.duke.edu/policies-and-forms), and should be prepared to start the position between July 1 and August 31, 2015. Starting salary is based on the NIH recommended postdoctoral salaries commensurate with the experience of the candidate. An additional $5000 will be available to enhance the research experience, such as travel, registration and expenses associated with attending professional meetings or workshops, membership dues for professional societies, and journal subscriptions.

Fields of Discipline: Any discipline available at Duke University, but preference will be given to those where other options for postdoctoral funding are limited.

  • -applied (x2)
  • Winners are supposed to be notified via email on March 5 or 6.
  • rejected via email 3/3

Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

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. Applications from ABDs are welcome; however, candidates who are not scheduled to complete their dissertations by May 2015 will not be considered. Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1, 2015.

  • NOTE also from MLA JIL Announcement (09/12/14): "IMPORTANT: You WILL NOT be able to change your application information after you have applied for a position. We will inform you of the status of your application by December 15, 2014. No phone calls please. Those with PhDs in STEM disciplines or the quantitative social sciences are especially encouraged to apply."
  • If you are ABD, you must have a defense date schedule in May and don't have to have degree in hand by then. (as per email coorespondance with coordinator)
  • Has there been any movement on this one? Getting close to the December 15th notification date. (12/3)
  • Invited for campus interview (12/11)
  • Were invites via phone or email? (12/12) <--by phone
  • Anyone else not get any notification of anything yet? They said Dec. 15th (12/16)
  • (I have heard nothing as well) x4.
  • Official rejection (email), says there were over 300 applicants (12/17 x 6)
  • Email stating I would not be invited to campus interview but was a finalist and my file would be kept "active" in case they don't net a full slate of fellows and need to do a second round of interviews (12/17) 
  • I was interviewed three weeks ago - anxiously waiting for good or bad news... I know they select a first round of fellows and then hire on a need-basis until June. Would love to hear if anyone heard from them recently! [posted Feb. 7]
  • I interviewed back in Jan and haven't heard anything yet. I was told that I may not know until June as well. I'd love to hear if anyone has an update! [4/2/15]

Durham University (UK) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity.

The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the diverse spectrum of opportunities offered by the Institutes at Durham, which span the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and link their proposals to research programmes of the Institutes and their constituent research centres. Applicants may, however, submit a research proposal that is independent of the Institutes or the Durham Business School, provided that they have a coherent and cogent reason why this research should be conducted in Durham: such 'free-standing' Junior Fellows will be affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Study.

To be eligible, in line with the terms of funding set by Marie Curie, "researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.

A member of the Durham academic staff will act as host and Mentor for each Fellow. Before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host. The host will help them to refine their research proposal and ensure that the appropriate facilities for the conduct of the research project are available in the University. The host is required to complete a proforma, which is a required part of the application documentation.

Durham University (UK) - Research Assistant – Social Relations and Everyday Life in England, 1500-1640 - Deadline: 1 Jan 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two-year research assistantship to work on the Leverhulme Trust-funded research project ‘Social relations and everyday life in England, 1500–1640’.
  • Led by Professor Andy Wood (the Principal Investigator), the project engages with questions concerning the nature of social cohesion, hegemony, authority, the class/gender relationship and forms of deference, patronage and resistance in England in the 140 years prior to the English Revolution. The Research Assistant will be expected to locate, study and transcribe large bodies of archival material in repositories across England. S/he will also be expected to write at least one article for publication in a leading historical journal on a theme related to the project and to contribute to the intellectual life of the project and Department (for example, through participation in seminars and reading groups).
  • The range of source material on which the project is based is eclectic, and much will depend upon the initiative and findings of the Research Assistant; but the material is certain to include a large quantity of legal records derived from a range of contemporary jurisdictions (criminal; borough; equity; ecclesiastical). Some familiarity with early modern legal records is therefore desirable.
  • We seek to appoint from 1 March 2015, for a period of two years. The start date could be negotiable in the event of a current employer requiring a three-month period of notification of end of contract.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2015.

Embry-Riddle Univ (AZ) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies and Global Affairs- Deadline: May 18, 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • Cross-listed on World/Global History
  • Embry-Riddle's College of Security and Intelligence, in Prescott, AZ, invites applications for two-semester, full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in Intelligence Studies and Global Affairs, pending approval for the academic year beginning August 15, 2015.
  • Geographic specialization is open, but the candidate must be able to teach US foreign policy and upper-level and graduate seminars in his or her area of specialization.
  • Teaching load 3/3
  • PhD by time of appointment in history, political science, public policy, or related field
  • Applications received by May 18, 2015 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Email CV, list of references, and one article- or chapter-length writing sample to Dr. Philip E. Jones, Dean of the College of Security and Intelligence, jonephil@erau.edu
  • Telephone interviews conducted (5/20)

Emory University (GA) - Emory Center for Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: Not StatedEdit

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities Publishing beginning September 1, 2015. The position is available for one year with a possible renewal for a second year at the discretion of the ECDS. We welcome candidates who hold (or will hold by May 2015) a PhD in an interdisciplinary humanities field and, given the scope of the fellow’s duties (below), a terminal degree in music. Expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody is preferred. Applicants should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013, and should have experience with scholarly digital humanities projects. We particularly encourage candidates whose digital humanities experience includes editing and publishing digital scholarly editions and who possess an awareness of recent technological developments in digital scholarly editing and publishing.

The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence at Emory University. The stipend for the fellow is $50,000 annually (plus benefits). The fellow’s duties will include coordinating the editing and annotation of a digital scholarly edition featuring an exemplary text drawn from the corpus of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody. The fellow will also coordinate the development and adaptation of a tool to facilitate the publication of an edition of this work. The fellow will work with a competitively selected group of scholars to supervise the editing of a series of digital scholarly editions in the area of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody focusing on the renowned collection of Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library. The fellow will report to the co-directors of the ECDS.

  • Application Procedures: Applications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email (eul-libjobs@emory.edu). Applications should be in a pdf file that includes a cover letter, a description of the applicant’s experience in digital humanities publishing (no more than three, single-spaced pages), and a curriculum vitae. Additionally three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same e-mail address.
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2015

Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - OFFERS 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, 2015; awards will be announced in mid-April 2015. More information and application instructions are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu, on the web at www.chi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Has anyone heard back regarding this postdoc?
  • Looking at last year's wiki, it looks like most of us will hear one way or the other next week.
  • I just called on 4/10 and the person who answered the phone said that the search committee will be meeting this upcoming week to make decisions.
  • Rejection email received (4/13 X1)
  • Has anyone else received neither a rejection nor an offer?
  • Based on how they have done it in previous years, rejections look like they go out in batches rather than all at the same time. Also, it looks like the awardees are notified by phone (again, based on last year's wiki). <-- Thanks! 
  • Offer received via email. 4/13, 4/14
  • Any other rejections? Notifications?
  • I called 4/17, apparently all four offers have gone out (3 regular, 1 poetics) and they are awaiting confirmation from those recepients. That deadline is today. If you haven't heard anything, you may be on an alternate list, and should hear something Monday or Tuesday.
  • Still nothing -- no rejection or update of any sort. I've actually checked my junk mail to see whether I missed it. Curious whether anyone else is in the same boat. I know I didn't get one of the initial three offers, but that's it.
  • I called 4/22 after not hearing anything and they said that the office basically knows nothing until the committee reports back to them with the names, and they haven't yet done that. They did confirm that they had my application, which I was worried about since there has been radio silence...
  • 4/23 - Also waiting: no offer, no rejection. Checking junk mail all the time!
  • 4/27: Still waiting...At this point, I know this is over, but at least a notification would be nice! <-- How many of us are there?  Touched by the shortlist status; wondering what "short" means. (Mine was a hard cultural studies app for this one) (<--I would love to know this too; I am a historian still waiting to hear).<--Historian here and wondering the same. This seems like somewhat of a long shortlist. And someone had previously posted that the first choices were supposed to have accepted or declined by now. <---also a historian and still waiting (4/29)
  • 4/27: Just called and was told that if I hadn't heard yet I was most likely on a short list, but that they were still waiting for the first options for the awards to accept or decline. Most likely we will know within the next 24 to 48 hours, according to the person I spoke to today. <--Thanks so much for the update!
  • 4/29: I just got off of the phone with someone at the Fox Center. I don't claim patience as one of my strengths, but I did manage to get a few more pieces of information (I'm sure these poor people are tired of being so pleasant and answering the calls! Ha!). The person I spoke with informed me that this was the longest they have ever taken in making decisions and that if you haven't heard yet, your application is still "active." So, I'm not sure if that translates over to shorlisted or not (sounds more like a job application where if you haven't been rejected, your application is still "active" even though you probably weren't shortlisted). She also said that they are "moving down the list" of candidates--again, up for interpretation, but I just wanted to add my bits of information here!
    • I must admit that your take on this situation sounds far more realistic than mine (the one right above yours). I have a feeling if someone is still in the running in any respect, he/she probably would have heard something by now. Still, it seems strange that the committee would keep too many applicant dossiers just hanging around "active" for no reason, especially considering that we know they've sent at least one round of rejections. But whatever. I really have no idea. All I know is I keep checking my inbox for a rejection email.
    • Be optimistic!  After all, the long-awaited zombie apocalypse could rush through Atlanta and, 28 days later, the administrator we've been harassing could be like, "Well, gotta find 3 more Fox Fellows."
  • 4/30: Rejection letter via email (pdf attachment): "The executive committe [of the FCHI] met last week to consider applications... I am very sorry to have to inform you that the FCHI is unable to offer you a Fellowship for next year. Please know that the Committee faced extremely difficult decisions this year because of the strong applicant pool and the limited number of fellowships." (x2) <-- Though I do think zombie apocalypse is more likely than getting a TT at this point.
  • 5/1: got same email the morning with rejection pdf attachment as above. The letter itself was dated April 30.

European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Programme is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their PhD from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The language of the programme is English and applicants must fulfil the English language requirements as outlined in the section on Eligibility.

The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year. Most applicants in the field of Economics are selected for a 2 year fellowship, which involves additional activities, such as limited teaching in the department, in the second year. Applicants in other disciplines may apply for a limited number of second year Fellowships during the course of their first year. In exceptional cases, three year Fellowships may be offered. Candidates are asked to indicate the desired length of their Fellowship (1, 2 or 3 years) when applying. However, the decision to extend a Fellowship to 2 or 3 years will be made by the Department and the MW Steering Committee on the basis of their evaluation of the candidates and departmental needs.

  • Has anyone applied for this? I was wondering if their awards are only given to students who neatly fit into the departments (meaning is it open to all humanities or just the ones represented in their department structure)?
  • Offers made [posted 12/11]
  • Did you receive an offer?
  • A friend of mine (historian) received an offer; my application was put on the waiting list
  • Email rejection 12/12 x3
  • Has anyone received an offer (second round)?
  • People accepted were required to respond by January 9. So my guess is it will be at least another week until they sort out the second round. 
  • Any news? (Second round)
  • The EUI started the second round of offers.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (US) - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014 - AWARDS MADEEdit

The 2015 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship competition online application is scheduled to open in early September 2014. This year the program will award approximately 18 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

The tenure of a postdoctoral fellowship will be no less than 9 months and no more than 12 months, with tenure beginning no earlier than June 1, 2015 and no later than September 1, 2015. Postdoctoral fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.

For full details on eligibility, criteria for selection, stipends and benefits, etc., see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047960.htm

  • The application deadline date for the 2015 postdoctoral fellowship is November 14, 2014.
  • Does anyone know about the notification timeline for this?
  • Any news here? (3/19) A: Last year I got my rejection on Friday, March 28
  • Notification of award. (3/23)
  • Notification of alternate status. Letter stated that they would be in touch within a month if circumstances changed more favorably, but not otherwise. Anyone with the award planning on turning it down? :) (3/26)

Freie Universitat Berlin (Germany) - Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

The program offers a stimulating academic environment that combines excellent research opportunities at one of Germany’s most distinguished research universities with intellectual and cultural interaction. Our biweekly colloquium serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

Essential to the program’s mission is our close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), – the largest professional association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics (http://www.thegsa.org). Each year, our Summer Workshop and the GSA Distinguished Lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as our Alumni Panel at the GSA Annual Conference in the U.S. provide a forum for scholarly exchange and seek to strengthen ties between fellows, alumni and the academic community in Berlin and beyond.

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is now soliciting research proposals for its next fellowship competition.

  • Application receipt deadline: December 1, 2014. For more information, please download our flyer or go to application.
  • from the application instructions: "Notifications are mailed in March."
  • rejection email 2/6

Freie Universitat Berlin (GER) - Post-doc International POINT Research Fellowship Programme - Deadline: 13 Mar. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSSEDEdit

  • 20 post-doc positions
  • The “Postdoc International” POINT research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • The POINT program was designed by Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität Berlin to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. It also provides essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals to support POINT fellows in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Starting in November 2015, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. The call is open to experienced researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who: hold a doctoral degree (the dissertation must be submitted); completed their doctoral degree no longer than 6 years before the deadline; have not resided in Germany for longer than 12 months during the last 36 months
  • Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas.
  • Deadline: noon local time 13 Mar. 2015.

Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) - 2015-2016 Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy

The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs in rhetoric, composition, technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2015-2016 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment, Instructor rank, and full faculty benefits.

Candidates with experience in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine work in the programs communication center with a 2/2 teaching assignment. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have conducted writing center research and scholarship.

Teaching: Fellows design courses informed by their research interests within a framework of common programmatic outcomes. Writing and Communication Program courses include first-year composition, business communication, and technical communication. All courses emphasize rhetoric, process, multimodality, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives in a technological world.

Research: Fellows are expected to continue their scholarly agenda and are encouraged to extend it to include research in areas such as pedagogy, multimodality, digital humanities, instructional innovation, and assessment.

Professional Development: Fellows are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths through projects such as programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Fellows serve on and chair committees that act as change agents to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative technologies, special events, digital publication, curriculum development, ELL and cross-cultural challenges, and community outreach.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (minimally, a teaching statement, sample syllabi, sample assignments, and summary of course evaluations/comments; additional elements are acceptable), and three letters of recommendation to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu. Only digital applications will be reviewed. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2015, and continues until all positions are filled, though earlier applications receive more consideration. 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.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2015
  • From Rhet/Comp page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 3/3"
  • UPDATE: E-mail to applicants received today from hiring chair Andy Frazee: Please note that due to the large number of applications, we are currently behind in our process for hiring Brittain Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year. What this means: please be patient -- and don't take not hearing from us yet as a negative sign about the status of your application. We know we will have several openings to fill." (3/24) 
  • Question to 3/24 poster: did you do a Skype interview earlier this month? I did a Skype interview but did not receive the 3/24 email from Andy Frazee. I'm wondering if this email only went out to people who hadn't yet heard anything from the committee?
  • Hi, I'm the poster from above: I did not do a Skype interview--so I'm guessing I was part of the "not heard anything" group. 
  • Preliminary Skype interview scheduled 4/13
  • I had a Skype interview two weeks ago (4/22) but have not heard anything yet. Curious whether anyone has.
  • It's likely that they're still making decisions.  They've made some offers, but I think are still interviewing through 5/5 or 5/6, if not later.
  • Received an email (5/13)x2 informing me that I am on the waiting list of potential offers and that they are not sure exactly how many positions they will need to fill. Told I will hear by the end of May one way or another.
    • Were these emails from the 5/13 posters based on direct inquires regarding status of application or was it an unsolicited email updating you regarding status? < -- mine was in response to an email I sent last week updating my contact information.
  • So I assume that if you had an interview but didn't get an email that you're out of the running? I wish this place would just send rejections already. This process has been the longest and most drawn out I've ever experienced.
    • At this point, I don't think we can assume anything other than 1) they have made some offers already 2) they are not sure how many total new Brits they will need 3) they have established a waiting list in the event that they need more. It definitely does seem like a long, malleable process, but that is understandable since they have so many spots to fill and since each of the people in the program is most likely also looking for other positions as the process is going on.

Grinnell College (IA) - Peace and Conflict Studies, 2-Year Postdoctoral Position - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin in January 2015. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. in 2011 or later in Peace Studies, Conflict Analysis/Resolution, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, or Religious Studies. The Fellowship includes a full-time salary, benefits, and support for research and travel. 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 with some formal training in Peace and Conflict Studies and who have teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses the specific features of regional/historical conflict and the 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.

  • 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 641-269-4637. Applications are due October 1, 2014.
  • 12/9: on-campus interview
  • 3/3: formal rejection notice from Grinnell HR (email)

Hamilton College (NY) - Postdoc in Asian Migration and Diaspora - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in any discipline for a scholar working on Asian migration and diaspora to begin July 1, 2015. Applicants must have completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment and possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to their training, teaching three courses a year. The annual salary is $50,000 for the candidate with Ph.D. in hand.

Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Submit application materials, including a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract (Dissertation Abstracts Online version), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and two course syllabi to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27075.

A complete application must include 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) dissertation abstract, 4) a writing sample, 5) three letters of recommendation, and 6) two course syllabi. Address application materials to Professor Thomas Wilson, Asian Migration and Diaspora Post-Doctoral Search, Search Committee Chair, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, 13323. To begin your application, please click on the Apply Now button below to create an Interfolio account. There is no charge for creating this account.

  • Address inquiries to Professor Thomas Wilson, Asian Migration and Diaspora Post-Doctoral Search, Search Committee Chair, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, 13323. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014.

Hamilton College (NY) - Postdoc in Asian Urbanism - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in any discipline for a scholar working on Asian Urbanism to begin July 1, 2015. Applicants must have completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment and possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to their training, teaching three courses a year. The annual salary is $50,000 for the candidate with Ph.D. in hand.

Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.

  • Submit application materials, including a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract (Dissertation Abstracts Online version), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and two course syllabi to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27056. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014.
  • Anybody else on the wiki apply to this, or to the other Hamilton Asian Studies postdoc? Any news?  
  • I applied. Received an e-mail this morning (2/18) saying that they'll have "long short list" by the end of the week, and will contact people for Skype interviews. 
  • Any news after this email?(2/26)
  • No new news here. On re-reading their email from 2/18, selected candidates will be contacted for Skype interviews "by the end of the month."  
  • I made it to the preliminary short list and got an email yesterday 2/26 for scheduling a Skype interview for next week.
  • what fields are you in? and to the people who have applied, are you ABD or defended? no email after the 2/18 email here

Harvard College Writing Program (MA) - Preceptor in Expository Writing - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2015 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Harvard College Writing Program at Harvard University has several openings for preceptorship positions for the 2015-16 academic year beginning on July 1, 2015. Each preceptor develops a writing course on an academic topic and teaches one or two sections per semester of fifteen students per section. Preceptors are eligible for multi-year contracts. Salary and benefits are competitive. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in fields that are taught at Harvard College, or to candidates with MFAs; who have college teaching experience; and who demonstrate a lively interest in issues of writing pedagogy. We welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise in writing and digital learning.

Applicants for the 2015-16 academic year position should visit https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5872.

The Hiring Process

The application process involves three rounds:

First-round candidates submit a CV; a cover letter explaining their philosophy of teaching writing and relevant undergraduate teaching experience; brief descriptions of a couple of courses that they might teach in the Writing Program; a sample of expository writing of no more than 10 pages; teaching materials, including past syllabi, writing assignments, and the like; and comments on one of the sample student papers we provide (the choices can be found along with the formal job posting here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5872).

Candidates who are invited to the second round submit records of excellent teaching (preferably official records of student evaluations for courses taught) and provide three references. The Harvard ARIeS online hiring system will contact references to request letters of recommendation for second-round candidates. (To use your Interfolio account as the email contact for letters of recommendation, please see instructions via Interfolio.) Candidates selected for interviews are interviewed by the hiring committee via video conference or in person. Some candidates are then invited back on a rolling basis for additional conversations. Candidates who are invited to the initial interview round come to their interviews having prepared a more detailed sketch of an Expos 20 course proposal (a course description intended for prospective Expos students, an essay assignment prompt for one of three units for the course, and some ideas for the assignments for the other two units).

For information on the application process and requirements, please click on the Writing Program's dedicated page: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5872

  • Letters of recommendation and evaluations requested (02/13)
  • email rejection (no materials had been requested) 03/31
  • Any news (4/20)? Based on previous years, requests for interviews should have already gone out.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2015

Harvard University (MA) - Academy Scholars Program (Postdoctoral Fellowships) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

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.

Academy Scholars are appointed for two 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. 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.

The competition for these awards is 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 three years are ineligible.

Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

Applications for the next class of Academy Scholars are due October 1 each year. There is no application form. The following materials are required for a complete application:

  • a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (include 3 copies)
  • a statement of the applicant's proposed research—usually, preparing the dissertation for publication or completion—including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work (no more than 2,500 words; include 3 copies)
  • an official copy of each graduate transcript
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic (include 3 copies)

Please do not staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Before Applying:

Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for interviews with the Senior Scholars on November 21, 2014.

Application materials should be mailed to: The Academy Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA. For express mail services requiring a telephone number, use (617) 495-2137

  • All materials must be received by October 1. The selection process begins immediately thereafter. Applicants whose materials are late or incomplete are at a disadvantage when considered by the Selection Committee. Announcement of the awards will be made in December.
  • Informed via email that I am among the 34 semi-finalists (10/29)
  • Email rejection stating that there were 467 applications and they have selected 10 finalists for interviews
  • Oh? The 34 semi-finalist notification email I received on 10/29 says: "We will contact you soon after November 5, 2014, our next Selection Committee meeting, to tell you more [about the shortlist of 10]." (11/4)
  • Email rejection stating that I am not among the 10 candidates they chose to interview on November 21 (11/5) x2

Harvard University (MA) - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics - Deadline: 30 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications for a new Fellows-in-Residency program under the direction of Professor Danielle Allen. The new program will bring together a small group of Fellows to work closely over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. The majority of Fellows will be selected in relation to an annual theme, but in each year some “open” slots will be reserved for applicants working on any issue in ethics. In each year, the goal will be to craft a cohort in which “thematic” fellows and “open” fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work. For the 2015-16 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be Diversity, Justice, and Democracy. The purpose of this theme is to explore how to achieve fair and just forms of democratic life in conditions of significant demographic diversity.

  • Residency and Requirements: The one-year fellowship term runs the course of the academic year, typically from the beginning of September through the end of May. All Fellows in residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual research projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows whose work intersects most directly with the annual theme will be invited to participate in the thematic components of the Center’s programming, which will consist of public lectures, conferences, and workshops.
  • Eligibility: A broad range of researchers is invited to submit proposals to become residential Fellows. Tenured and untenured faculty are invited to participate. Postdoctoral applications are eagerly encouraged, as well as proposals from researchers in industry, government, or NGOs seeking sabbatical time to pursue research directly relevant to ethical issues. Applicants from any discipline or professional field will be considered. Each applicant should propose an individual research and/or writing project. Applicants must have a PhD, professional degree, or equivalent professional experience. The Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship.
  • Stipend: Post-doctoral fellows will be paid according to a salary structure that is based on number of years of postdoctoral experience ranging from $42,000 to $53,000. Faculty members who will spend their sabbatical year at the Center will be eligible to receive up to one-half of their academic year salary (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship period. Their home institution is expected to provide at least half the salary, plus all benefits. The maximum for the 2015-16 year is $75,000. Overseas fellows and those not on an academic track are eligible for stipends depending on circumstance. All fellowship applicants are expected to report pending or received funding from other sources. If multiple awards are received, an equitable arrangement will be made among the funding agents.

Full details, applicaiton email, and application form link at http://ethics.harvard.edu/fellows-in-residency

  • Deadline: The deadline date for receipt of applications for projects beginning September 2015 is January 30, 2015.
  • rejection by email (3/12)
  • has anyone else heard anything? rejection or otherwise? (3/17)

Harvard University (MA) - Environmental Fellows - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2015 - 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, eligibility for health insurance, a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships 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 2015 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 2015 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2011 and August 2015. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2015.)
  • 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/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 14, 2015.
  • anyone hear anything yet?
  • Reject

Harvard University (MA) - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, announces its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. 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.

This postdoc, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in fall/winter 2014/15 select its third cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2015, renewable for a second. 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 term), to participate in a fellowship program 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, 2015, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies 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 Warren 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 $51,900 in 2014-15); the postdoc includes benefits.

  • Interesting. No rejection email here. Anyone receive on offer yet? (2/6)
  • Anyone else receive a rejection? 
  • I wrote them with an update to my file so they may have sent it early in response to that correspondence. Last year they sent the rejects 2nd week in February. Letter noted 154 applications for 2 spots. 
  • Does anyone know if offers have been made yet? (2/23)
  • Rejection email received (2/26) x4

Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Centers Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of violence and 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 Mellon seminar, in which the postdoctoral fellows play a central role, explores a different dimension of the interrelationship between violence and non-violence—as disciplinary formation, historical event, ideological or ethical discourse—each year.

Following on this years topic of war, in 2015-16 the seminar will focus on everyday violence. We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with the everyday in relation to some of the following areas and issues: domestic violence; identity-based violence; crime (including white collar crime); incarceration; ritualized violence, institutions and legal instruments of international civil society; protests; civil disobedience; the question of how violence blurs the boundaries between public and private actors and spaces.

The aims of the seminar are twofold:

1) To study violence/non-violence in a comparative global context to advance our knowledge of their complex relationship and with a view to understanding the role played by violent and non-violent engagements in different historical, cultural, and political contexts.

2) 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.

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.

Application Instructions

Please apply via our online application: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5768

In addition to biographical and professional information, applicants are asked to submit:

1. A curriculum vitae.

2. A detailed statement of the research project (1,000-3,000 words) that provides a detailed description of what the applicant proposes to do during the fellowship year.

3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample (no longer than 40 pages).

4. Three letters of recommendation. Recommendations may be those included in the applicants placement dossier, but they must specifically address the proposed research project. Letters should be uploaded to the electronic application.

5. A $35.00 application processing fee in the form of a check made out to Harvard University. Application fees cannot be submitted electronically. Please mail your $35 application fee in the form of a check made out to Harvard University to: Suzanne Smith, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Applicants for 2015-16 fellowships must have received the PhD after May 2012. Applicants without the PhD must demonstrate that they will receive the PhD in or before August 2015. Applications must be completed by December 1, 2014.
  • when do they make their selection?  Thanks!
  • Decisions were not made until mid-March last year, so it's time to break out your waiting shoes :)
  • Committee supposedly meeting next week. Weather-related delays. No word on final decision timelines, but should be somewhat soon after that. (2/26)
  • Have any offers been made? Do they interview? (3/4)
  • Ain't heard shit. (3/4)
  • Rejection via email (3/10) (x3) - clearest prose Homi Bhabha has ever written.

Harvard University (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, "The History of American Capitalism" - Deadline: 12 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, invites fellowship applications from scholars working on “The History of American Capitalism.” We are looking for work that expands approaches to modern political economy. Hoping to create a cross-disciplinary group of fellows, we are interested in a wide range of topics and approaches, including research on labor, economic thought, material culture and technology, business, financialization and monetary crisis, the birth of liberal ideology, the history of inequality, and the interactions between economic change and the national narrative, among other relevant fields of inquiry. We are open for proposals from scholars working on all periods of North American history and especially welcome proposals that engage the development of American capitalism within a global perspective.

Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Sven Beckert (History), Christine Desan (Law), and Michael Zakim (History, Tel Aviv University). Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $55,000.

  • Any news?
  • None here (2/26)
  • Heard last week that decisions hadn't been made but the committee plans to complete the process by March 20.
  • Very kind rejection email (3/18)
  • Anyone else hear anything? (3/20)

Harvard University (MA) - Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations offers postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology. Projects that focus on Japan or Japan’s international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. The postdoctoral fellow is required to teach one undergraduate course during the academic year. Awards are for the academic year and provide $50,000 over 10 months.

  • The application deadline is 15 January. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree by 1 August, prior to the start of the academic year. Application forms are available at http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan, or by contacting: Program on U.S.-Japan Relations/61 Kirkland Street/Cambridge, MA 02138-2030 (e-mail: wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu).

Harvard University (MA) - Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Artists) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The Radcliffe Institute encourages applications in all disciplines and on any topic In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility for Individual Humanists and Social Scientists - Supporting Material

Scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment (by December 2013) in the area of the proposed project are eligible to apply. Only scholars who have published at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections are eligible to apply.

The Radcliffe Institute encourages applications in all disciplines and on any topic. Applicants whose projects draw on the resources of the Institute's Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (the country's foremost archive in women's history) are looked on favorably, but such a focus is not a requisite for applying.

In conjunction with ongoing programming that engages with the experiences and perspectives of indigenous peoples including Native Americans, the Radcliffe Institute is also interested in applications from scholars concerned with the history, cultures, politics, governance, and organizations of indigenous peoples in the Americas and beyond.

Eligibility for Individual Creative Artists - Application Material

Please note that artists and writers need not have a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. to apply; however, they must meet other specific eligibility requirements, listed below.

Applicants in creative arts cannot be students in doctoral or master’s programs at the time of application submission unless the dissertation has been accepted by advisors.

The Radcliffe Institute encourages applications in all disciplines and on any topic. Applicants whose projects draw on the resources of the Institute's Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (the country's foremost archive in women's history) are looked on favorably, but such a focus is not a requisite for applying.

In conjunction with ongoing programming that engages with the experiences and perspectives of indigenous peoples including Native Americans, the Radcliffe Institute is also interested in applications from artists concerned with the history, cultures, politics, governance, and organizations of indigenous peoples in the Americas and beyond.

Creative Writers

Fiction and Nonfiction: To be considered for a fellowship in fiction or nonfiction, applicants must have any of the following: one or more published books, contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript, or at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published. Evidence of publication in print format within the last five years is highly desirable; Web site publications are not acceptable as the only form of previously published work. Applicants should note that reviewers take into account evidence of a distinctive, original voice, richness or dimensionality of text, and coherence in the project plan. Professionals interested in writing about their work experiences should apply in the category of nonfiction. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

Poetry: To be considered for a fellowship in poetry, applicants must have had at least 20 poems published in the last five years or a published book of poetry and must be in the process of completing a manuscript. Reviewers examine the submissions for evidence of originality, vision, and maturity. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

Journalists: Applicants in this genre are required to have worked professionally as a journalist for at least five years. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

Playwrights/Screenwriters: Applicants in this genre must have a significant body of independent work in the form. This will include, most typically, a play or screenplay produced or under option.

Film, Video, Sound and New Media Artists: Applicants in the areas of film, video, sound, and new media must have a body of independent work of significant achievement. Such work will typically have been exhibited in galleries or museums, shown in film or video festivals, or broadcast on television or radio. Fellowships in film, video, sound, and new media are awarded jointly by the Institute and the Harvard Film Study Center (filmstudycenter.org), which supports practitioners of innovative nonfiction media whose work displays exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment. Reviewers focus on formal innovation, personal vision, and the impact that the work has had within its field. If accepted, film, video, sound and new media artists have a number of options to be negotiated to present their work during the fellowship year, to be determined once accepted.

Musicians: Composers: It is highly desirable, but not required, for applicants in music composition to have a Ph.D. or D.M.A.

Theater Performers: Applicants must have a significant body of work characterized by originality, reach, and mastery of technique. Reviewers expect that the artist has worked in at least two professional theaters or venues.

Visual Artists: To be considered for a fellowship in the visual arts, applicants must show strong evidence of achievement, with a record of at least five years of work as a professional artist, including participation in several curated group shows and at least two professional solo exhibitions. Reviewers take into account originality, consistency, and ability to transcend the artistic medium. If accepted, visual artists are required to present their work in a gallery exhibition. This exhibition will be mounted in conjunction with a presentation to colleagues and the public on the work displayed.

Our online application for the 2015–2016 fellowship year is now available.

  • The deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is October 1, 2014.
  • Does anyone know when they notify selected candidates -- February or March? Thanks!
  • rejection email: over 1,350 applications (3/13)

Harvard University (MA) - Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships - Deadline for Nominations: 15 Aug. 2014 - INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves. A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the candidate's work and promise, complete contact information for the candidate, including current residential addresss and email address, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three additional people who agree to write letters of recommendation by the date requested when they are contacted by the Society. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible for these fellowships. Nominees should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities.

Upon receipt of the mailed nomination, the Society will request letters of recommendation from the referees listed, and ask the candidate to submit samples of written work (dissertation chapters, articles, papers) along with a one or two-page proposal describing the studies he or she would like to pursue while a Junior Fellow:

  • The Society will request that the three additional letters of recommendation be submitted electronically - not by email, but through a link we will provide in our correspondence with the referees. After receipt of the nomination, the referees will be contacted by our office both by regular mail and email. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process the nomination.) Full instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with a password to enter the secure site.
  • Our communication with the candidates will request that written materials be submitted both electronically through a link to our submission portal and by mail or express mail. Full instructions for uploading the C.V., list of publications, research proposal, and three samples of work will be provided, along with a password to enter the secure site.
  • The candidate is requested to provide official transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate records. (Ideally, transcripts should be forwarded directly to the Society from the universities involved; however, candidates who have sealed transcripts may submit them with their mailed materials.)

On the basis of the materials submitted, the Senior Fellows select a certain number of candidates for interview. It is from this number that the final selection is made. The Society pays the traveling expenses of those candidates interviewed.

Please note: If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship.

  • The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2015, is Friday, August 15, 2014. 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.
  • 08/14 Application materials requested x 4 (8/19); (08/27); (8/13); (7/30)
  • Anyone know if interviews are being scheduled for the HSoF yet?
  • Interviews began in mid-September and will run until early December. They have not scheduled all of them yet. (I'm writing this in mid-October.)
  • All interview requests have gone out. [posted Nov. 9]
  • Has anyone been accepted to the HSoF yet?
  • Rejection letter received in mail 12/10 (East Coast) x2
  • Would anyone who has been nominated for this mind providing more details about what they require you to submit in that three week window after being nominated? Is the '1-2 page statement' just a standard post-doc statement of purpose? Are there any further guidelines on the 'three pieces of writing' other than to make it some mixture of diss chapters and published stuff?
  • You'll need to send in an abstract of your proposal; beyond that, it's just the standard statement and a sample of published/unpublished work, the balance of which is at your discretion.

Harvard University (MA) - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Canadian Studies - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2015–2016 academic year—conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.

The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the July 1, 2015 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.

Each fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for health insurance coverage. Fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University's wider community. Fellows will receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and will enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.

TO APPLY: Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.

TO SUBMIT: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5553

  • DEADLINE: OCTOBER 17, 2014.
  • -- Has anyone noticed that the required docs in the online application do not match the required docs stated in the application description? (ie, required research statement and required second publication) Anyone already contacted them about this and/or know if they actually require a separate research statement in addition to the cover letter?
  • Just heard from a very helpful administrator at the Canada Program via email that these two documents are in fact optional and that if you do not choose to include them you can upload a blank document as a work-around in order to submit the application. (10/15)
  • Has anyone heard anything about interviews, etc.? (11/20)
  • Rejection email x1 (12/2)

Haverford College (PA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: 13 Jan. 2015 - CAMPUS VISITS HELDEdit

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 2015.

http://www.haverford.edu/HCAH/center/programs_and_grants/mellon_postdoctoral_fellowship.php

We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead. Area of specialization is open, but might include religion, history, archaeology, anthropology, material and visual culture, performance studies, or literature, among other possibilities. Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a yearlong faculty seminar led by Associate Professor Hank Glassman ( East Asian Languages and Cultures) entitled “Attending to the Dead: Mortality, Memory, and Material Culture.” Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this inter-disciplinary seminar. A seminar in the cultural history of death, it will focus on the distillation and concretization of memory and affect in the form of monuments, gravestones, relics, paintings, sound recordings, photographs, and other objects.( http://www.haverford.edu/HCAH/center/programs_and_grants/faculty_seminars.php)

In the second year, the Fellow will organize and present a national spring symposium related to his or her fields of interest. This event will be supported financially and logistically by the HCAH. During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Fellow will teach one course, each of which will be either at the introductory/intermediate or the 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. Qualifications

  • Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2010 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 13, 2015 are eligible.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, 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 via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27184. Should you have any questions, please email to Kerry Nelson. knelson@haverford.edu.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing on my end (02/18)
  • I haven't heard anything either (2/25)
  • I wrote to Kerry Nelson a couple of weeks ago asking about the decision-making timeline and was told we should hear shortly. However, I have heard nothing since then. (3/2)
  • I heard that they have already had campus visits. (3/2)
  • Rejection e-mail via Interfolio (3/4)
  • oh no, campus visits already held! (3/7)
  • Is anyone else suspicious of second-hand information reported as fact? And has anyone else heard nothing either way? (3/9)
  • I haven't heard anything either way but when I read in the wiki that campus interviews where scheduled already, I got demoralized instantly.
  • Nothing so far 3/9
  • is the heading wrong then? have campus visits been held or not? thanks
  • FWIW, campus interviews for this same fellowship last year were scheduled on 1/27
  • The fellowship has been awarded to a University of Toronto PhD who specializes in Beowulf and the history of tears. Evidently, she/he has accepted their offer. Sorry everyone; it seemed like an exciting opportunity. Perhaps someone should study the tears provoked by this brutal job market? Article idea: "Mourning and Melancholia in the Aftermath of Academic De-Professionalization"? I'm willing to co-author.
    • Please tell me that this is a joke, you live in New York, and you are free for drinks tonight.

Harvey Mudd College (USA:CA) - Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies - Deadline 10 Mar. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) is looking for an early career scholar in Science and Technology Studies, who works in the area of “techno-science and expert cultures.” We invite scholars whose work draws on anthropology, communication, history, media studies, philosophy, cultural geography, or sociology to bring an empirical and critical perspective to this theme. Anticipated start date is July, 2015.
  • This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach one undergraduate course per semester. In addition, he or she will direct a faculty reading group on the theme of expert cultures in the first year, and organize and host a workshop or conference on the same topic in the second year. We expect him or her to act as a catalyst, furthering conversations among faculty and students
  • Qualifications include a strong academic record in STS. The ideal candidate may be trained in any number of disciplines, but should have a solid social scientific or humanistic methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundation, be interested in questions related to science, technology, society and culture, and ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary and academically challenging environment.
  • Applicants are expected to have completed the requirements for a PhD, including submission of their dissertation, prior to joining Harvey Mudd College.  Please send a letter of application, CV, a short research statement, a brief writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Hixon Search, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Bvd., Claremont CA 91711. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. The letter of application should address the candidate's commitment to effectively teaching students from diverse backgrounds and promoting a diverse academic environment. Harvey Mudd College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties. Further questions may be addressed to Marianne de Laet, delaet@g.hmc.edu, Hixon director and chair of the search committee.
  • Review begins: 10 Mar. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • Has anyone heard anything? 4/3 -> Nothing yet here. 4/6 x2
    • Emailed today and was told that I did not make the shortlist, and that letters are in the mail to that effect.
    • Rejection email 4/22

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships Humanities and Jewish Studies 2015-2018 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Mandel Fellowships are 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 1, 2010. Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by October 1, 2014. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by April 1, 2015.

Shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited for an interview and lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (FI) - 1-3 Year Fellowships - Deadline: 3 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The premises of the Collegium in the centre of Helsinki offer facilities for a multidisciplinary community of some 50 fellows. Applicants must be committed to working at the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Helsinki. The Collegium awards annual grants for conference trips and other relevant research expenses, and offers the opportunity to use the services of research assistants.

Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree by the end of the application period (3 September 2014)

  • The application must be submitted electronically. The link to the application form can be found under the “Fellowships” tab at http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium. The application form will be posted online on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 at 9.00 local Helsinki time. The applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 15.45 local Helsinki time; after this time, the website will close and no more applications can be submitted

"Human Rights Under Pressure: Ethics, Law and Politics" - Joint Interdisciplinary Program (Hebrew University-Jerusalem and Freie Universitat) - Two Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 20 Feb 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The fellowship includes: A monthly stipend of 1416 € + 103 € for material expenses awarded for a period of 12 months (with a possibility of extension up to 24 months), within the framework of the Joint Interdisciplinary Program “Human Rights under Pressure”.

The Fellow will participate in the full HR-UP program curriculum, including interdisciplinary colloquia and annual summer schools.

Fellowship application requirements:

The Fellowship is open to researchers who received their doctorate no earlier than September 2011 – or who will submit their dissertation no later than March 2015 - in any discipline related to human rights.
The research plan must deal with the current challenges confronting human rights, relevant to the HR-UP research program.
The Fellow will commit to complete a peer-reviewed article or otherwise significant research project during the 2015-2016 academic year, and to present it at academic events.

Applications should include: Research plan (up to 2 pp., double space) including a description of the topics the applicant intends to research during the Fellowship year, research methodology and relevance to HR-UP; Summary of the applicant’s doctoral thesis (up to 2 pp., double space); Curriculum vitae, including publications; Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor)

  • Deadline: 20 Feb 2015.

Huntington Library (CA) - Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships (Long-Term Award)

Eligibility: Non-tenured faculty.

Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months.

Amount of award: $50,000.

Fellowship is designed to support non-tenured faculty who are revising their dissertation for publication. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections and must have received their PhD between 2010 and 2012.

There is no application form. An application consists of items 1 through 4:

  1. Cover sheet with the following information: Name; mailing address to be used for notification of results in March; email address; telephone number; present rank and institution name; date PhD received or expected; citizenship status; type of fellowship you are applying for (short-term, long-term, Dibner, or Travel Grant) and number of months of support you are requesting; title of project; history of fellowships and grants received during the past five years.
  2. A project description of no more than 1,500 words. This should consist of two parts, divided approximately as follows: Description of the project and its significance (approximately 1,000 words); description of the specific Huntington materials to be consulted and an outline of the plan of work for the fellowship period (approximately 500 words). Applicants for travel grants should describe the materials to be consulted in Great Britain. This document should be single-spaced, font size 11 (approximately three pages). The description will be considered by a panel of scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines, so should be written for non-specialists.
  3. Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
  4. Letters of recommendation sent directly to the Committee on Fellowships: TWO letters for short-term awards and travel grants; THREE letters for long-term awards. Letters should speak to the proposed project as well as to the qualifications of the applicant. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact referees and supply them with a description of the project. Please do not send letters from your job dossier.

Please do not submit any materials in excess of the items listed above.

Submission Guidelines: The APPLICATION must be submitted as a single document in PDF file format only to fellowships@huntington.org. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION—in PDF file format only—must be submitted directly from the recommender to letters@huntington.org. Please reference applicant’s name in SUBJECT line. Letters should be no more than three pages in length.

  • APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN NOV. 15, 2014.

Indiana University-Bloomington (IN) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

  • Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES postdoctoral fellowship program aims to create a legacy of scholars who will be positioned to address issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES postdoctoral fellowship program aims to create a legacy of scholars who will be positioned to address issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.
  • We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2015. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.
  • We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or crres@indiana.edu. Applications received by November 10, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.
  • Any news? (12/12)
  • Notified made short list 11/27, nothing since then
  • Rejection email received 1/20<--Had you been notified earlier of making the short list?
  • Rejection email received 1/20, no prior short list notification
  • Any news here? 3/13

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - John Wesley Honors College - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015-2017 - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2015 - 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 2015-2017 Fellowship must have received, or will receive, their PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) between January 1, 2012 and August 20, 2015. 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. Curricular vitae
  2. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional and three personal references. In addition, four confidential letters of recommendation (three must be from academic references; one from a pastor) should be sent directly to:
    JWHC Postdoctoral Fellowships,

John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953,
JWHCpostdocs@indwes.edu

  1. Graduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
  2. A personal statement (of not more than 1200 words) that addresses both the reasons for the candidate's interest in this program and the candidate's understanding of academic vocation in relation to teaching, research, and service
  3. Dissertation abstract
  4. Three writing samples (preferably in published form)

Pending budget approval, the position will be open for fall of 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The final candidate(s) selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (FR) - Research Fellowship - Deadline 31 Dec. 2014 - 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 Research Fellowship recruitment, we shall also be recruiting according to several multidisciplinary themes. These reflect areas in which there are existing research strengths at IAST, and in which we expect to do significant further

  • Biodiversity and ecosystems services
  • The family

Please indicate in your cover letter if you apply for our open Research Fellowship recruitment or for one of these specific themes. You may ask to be considered in both categories. If applying to be considered for one of the specific themes please describe in your cover letter how your existing and future research are relevant for the theme in question.

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 2013 and before September 2015. The IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers. Motivated applications will be considered from candidates whose PhDs were completed in 2012 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.

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

  • Anyone have news on this? Or a timeline?

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main (GER) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (History) - Deadline 18 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Collaborative Research Center 1095 Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main is advertising a Postdoctoral research fellowship (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) (E 13 on the University’s TV-G-U pay scale, full-time)
  • Fixed-term until 31 December 2018.
  • The successful candidate will pursue a research project in the field of 19th and early 20th century British and/or French imperial history.
  • The Collaborative Research Center 1095 Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes employs a transepochal and comparative approach to the question of how discourses of weakness had an impact on the handling of resources. These discourses can be observed in the history of all cultures at all times. Changes in handling tangible or intangible resources constitute a special and important aspect of historical transformation, which will be addressed in collaborative research by historians, historians of science, anthropologists, philosophers, legal historians and sinologists. Further information on the CRC programme is available on the German Research Foundation’s website, http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/coordinated_programmes/collaborative_research_centres/index.html.
  • Requirements for appointment are a completed PhD in modern history, fluency in English and/or French (knowledge of German is helpful, but not essential), and willingness to participate actively in shaping and advancing the research centre’s collective agenda. Research experience in the field of imperial history is an advantage. Applications with the usual supporting documents (degree certificates, cv, list of publications) should be submitted by 18 February 2015 – preferably by e-mail – to Prof. Dr. Andreas Fahrmeir, Historisches Seminar, Goethe Universität, Norbert Wollheim Platz 1, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, fahrmeir@em.uni-frankfurt.de
  • Deadline: 18 Feb. 2015

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam) - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one year term renewal for a second term beginning July 1, 2015. Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. In addition, Fellows are expected to participate in the monthly Mellon Seminar and to present their work to the seminar at least once over the course of their two-year appointment. The initial stipend is $58,995, 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.

Qualifications: Applicants must 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, 2010 and no later than June 30th, 2015.

  • I understand that Hopkins does not have a Religious Studies dept, but, given the focus of this fellowship, I was surprised that RS was not listed as a possible PhD field for prospective applicants. Does anyone have any insight on whether applications from RS PhDs may still be considered
  • Has anyone heard back?  (1/9/2015)
  • No, I haven't heard back yet. I reread the information on the website, and it says the committee usually meets in February, so I'm going to stop thinking about it until March.
  • OK, it's March now.  Anyone heard?? Nothing here yet (3/4) x2
    • I wrote to the contact person for the program. She replied that they are nearing the end of the selection process and hope to notify applicants soon. (3/4)  Thanks for sharing!
  • Mid-March now. Anyone anything? (3/16)
  • I applied for this last year and there was zero movement before the end of March (despite several "any day now!" emails reported on the wiki). I would settle in for the long haul on this one.
  • email rejection (3/17) x 248 (apparently).

Kings College, London (UK) - Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary British History Deadline: 15 Mar. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One year research post-doc to work on 'The First Fifty Years of the Child Poverty Action Group, 1965-2015'
  • The Institute of Contemporary British History has been awarded an AHRC research grant for a project led by Professor Pat Thane: The Child Poverty Action Group: the first fifty years, 1965-2015. It will survey how and why CPAG was established, how it set about meeting its objectives, the outcomes and changes over time. The study will contribute to the growing body of work on the considerable extent, roles and importance of voluntary action in British society in the recent past and its relationship with the ‘welfare state’.
  • The main sources for the research will include the extensive CPAG archive, housed at LSE, the substantial Peter Townsend archive at the University of Essex, The National Archives, the Labour Party archive in Manchester and other political and local archives. The research will also involve interviews with key players in the history of CPAG. Working with Professor Thane, the researcher will analyse and contextualise the documents and interviews and relate them to the wider history of child poverty and voluntary action.
  • Outputs will include:

1) A co-authored survey of the findings, to be published by CPAG in December 2015 ( the 50th anniversary ) , written to be accessible to a non-academic audience active and/or interested in the voluntary sector and/or government social policy-making; 2) A later, co-authored scholarly book. 3) At least two scholarly articles by the researcher.

  • The successful applicant will be expected to have completed their PhD in a relevant subject, or to be very close to completion, and to possess excellent research skills.
  • SHORT Deadline: 15 Mar. 2015

Lehigh University (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Deadline: 15 March 2015 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

For more than a century, mighty Bethlehem Steel anchored Lehigh University’s hometown, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Now that the Steel is gone, Bethlehem is experiencing the economic, social and cultural transformations of a city in transition to a post-industrial future. Lehigh faculty, staff and students have begun telling the city’s story using new digital media forms, chronicling the near universal themes of a community grappling with compelling issues of social justice and its own evolving history.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

  • The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5320 and submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2015. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: edw204@lehigh.edu
  • Contacted for Skype interview (3/27) x2 (3/30)
  • Received and email that they've scheduled the three finalists for campus interviews (4/7)

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) - Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities - Deadline: 12 March 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

With the continued generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LSE Cities at the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative 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 2015/16.

The intellectual objective of the Fellowship is to provide those working in the humanities with a meaningful way of connecting with the study of urban life, and to open up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between the humanities and urbanism. A core aspect of the project is to foster an intellectual and research exchange across the humanities, the city, and design. Spending nine months at LSE Cities, the Mellon Fellow will develop his/her own research project in the context of the work on the urban environment carried out by the centre. The Fellow will also work with postgraduate students in an urban design studio setting and collaborating with academic colleagues across the LSE and other institutions, promoting the opportunities for cross disciplinarity that their own field of expertise can contribute.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of original contributions to the field and should outline a brief research project proposal as part of the submission that demonstrates an approach for intersecting the humanities with urban research. The project outline (of no more than 300 words) should show how his/her own work and disciplinary background will be affected by working at LSE Cities. Projects may include interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and future cultures of the city through writing, curating, public engagement or other narrative means.

As well as post-qualification experience extending beyond academia, they should be able to demonstrate evidence of a portfolio of work that applies humanities/arts scholarship to an understanding of the everyday experience of the contemporary city. They should display their interest in interacting critically with diverse disciplines and within experimental contexts as well as their desire to develop new modes of public engagement. They should also provide evidence of excellent communication and presentation skills. They should hold a completed or nearly completed PhD, or equivalent experience in a humanities discipline, which may include (but is not restricted to) literature, history, ethnography, philosophy, cultural studies, religion or the arts.

The Mellon Fellowship at LSE in Cities and the Humanities includes a generous contribution towards research and travel expenses, and accommodation if required. The Mellon Fellowship Programme will be integrated with the establishment of an international Urban Research Network programme connecting the LSE with other research centres in rapidly urbanising regions of the world.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, see http://www.lsecities.net/about/mellon/

For further information on LSE Cities, see: http://www.lsecities.net

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a not-for-profit US corporation that supports innovation and collaboration in areas of higher education and scholarship in the arts and humanities. See: http://www.mellon.org

  • Deadline: March 12, 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (3/23)
  • Just got this email: "Dear Applicant, Many thanks for your application to the Mellon Fellowship at LSE in Cities and the Humanities.  Due to the large number of applications, shortlisting is taking longer than expected.  We will be in contact with successful candidates early w/c 13th April, and the interviews will be held on the 22nd April." (3/25)
  • Anyone got a call for interview? (4/13)
  • Invitation to interview. (4/15)
  • Offer made (4/28) / accepted (5/1)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) - Research Assistant (history of medicine) - Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015 [2015 start date]Edit

  • 3.5 year position for a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the intellectual and policy history of the ‘health systems’ concept.  This project is a component of Dr Martin Gorsky’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award ‘Health Systems in History: Ideas, comparisons, policies’, and the post-holder will work under Dr Gorsky’s direction.  The post is based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health http://history.lshtm.ac.uk/ in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake literature searches, research on primary documentary sources and some oral history work, all relating to the development of health systems as an idea and as an object of policy. In addition, s/he will be expected to: play a full part in the work and collaborative activities of the Award team; present research findings to conferences, seminars and workshops and the media; and collaborate in writing up results for a range of outputs, which may include peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs. There will also be some teaching duties.  S/he will be required to have a Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in history or a related social science discipline, experience of conducting historical research, ideally in a health context, as well as proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, such as websites and reports. The post-holder will also have a proven ability to deliver research outputs to project deadlines, the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The appointment will be full time, commencing October 2015 until March 2019.
  • The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
  • Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk  The reference for this post is MG-RA1.  Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held in September 2015.
  • Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2015-2017 - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

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, 2015. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2016 and one per semester the following acadmic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. The salary will be $63,000 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 positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2012 and no later than July 1, 2015. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, we require an attached Letter of Certification from your institution's Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or your Department Head, to confirm that you are expected to be formally awarded your degree by July 1, 2015. Please make sure that your letter writer specifies the date of your expected conferral date. Applicants who have not been formally awarded their degree by July 1, 2015 will not be considered. Fellows may not hold other appointments throughout the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. International scholars will be considered for the position, but fellowships are contingent upon eligibility to legally work within the United States. MIT will offer a J1 visa sponsorship if needed. The Mellon Selection Committee will announce the Fellows in April 2015.

  • has anyone heard anything about this? or know when the decision might be made?
  • From the website: "The Mellon Selection Committee will announce the Fellows in April 2015."
  • From the confirmation email: "We will announce the recipients of the Mellon Fellowship in mid-March." Still waiting...3/19
  • anyone heard anything? 3/31
  • emailed them and heard that finalists were selected 4/2
  • does that mean offers have been made?
  • While I don't doubt that they've made an internal list of finalists -- and may have informed the earlier poster of that list -- I'm not sure that any finalists would have been notified, given that in past years there have been neither interviews, nor requests for additional materials. (Last year, offers were made on April 10.)  
  • rejection received by email, which states that offers have been made and accepted 4/7 (x5) -- addressed to "Mellon Postdoctoral Applicant." A shame that they were not able to take the time to add peoples' names.
  • I would have appreciated it if they had put "out of x# of applications" too! Sooooo curious! (x3)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (GER) - post-doctoral fellowship - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 2-year research postdoctoral fellowship, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.
  • The fellow will join the MPG Minerva Research Group “Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe” lead by Dr. Elaine Leong. The research group investigates how reading and writing practices shaped the transfer and codification of medical and natural knowledge in early modern Europe.
  • Further details concerning the project may be found at http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGLeong.
  • Possible research topics include:
  1. Histories of early modern translation broadly defined. Research projects which track translation as an epistemic process between vernaculars and/or cross-cultural interactions are particularly welcome.
  2. The culture (material, social and intellectual) of selecting, collecting, preserving, classifying, and transmitting textual knowledge and, in particular, note-taking practices and paperwork and paper technologies.
  3. Histories of reading (e.g. studies of marginalia and annotations, histories of book collections and libraries)
  4. Histories of manuscript and printed book production including publishing and print, scribal publication and translation practices.
  5. Gender and histories of book production and consumption
  • Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.
  • Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately. All application materials (including reference letters) must be submitted to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2015.nsf/application
  • Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.
  • For questions concerning the research project and the Minerva Research Group, please contact Dr. Elaine Leong (eleong@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (paass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by March 27, 2015.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2015 (23:59 CET).

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and University of Oklahoma Libraries (OK) - 2014-2015 Post-doctoral Fellows - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Two fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015 are offered by Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, MPIWG) Department I, Prof. Jürgen Renn, and the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU). Starting dates are negotiable. Each 2-year fellowship is a full-time year-round appointment. Applicants must state a preference for either the MPIWG or OU as their host institution; one fellowship will be awarded for each location.

Each fellow will be expected to publish a work in Edition Open Sources (EOS, http://edition-open-sources.org) by the end of the second year of the fellowship. Each fellow will acquire skills relevant to the digital humanities using the EOS workflow and is responsible for editing of his or her own work to the end stage of publication.

Host institutions:

1. The MPIWG is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. 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 an employment contract TVöD E14 in the German payscale system). For more information about working at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, please contact the Research Coordinator, Jochen Schneider, jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

2. The University of Oklahoma is a leading American public research university. Fellowships are appointed in the University Libraries, with ties to the History of Science Collections and to the Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Fellows receive an annual salary and benefits package of $ 42,000.

Exchange period: After the first year in one of the host institutions, the postdoctoral fellows will exchange their positions for a period of six months: The postdoctoral fellow employed at OU will move to the MPIWG, the postdoctoral fellow employed at the MPIWG will move to Oklahoma. Round-trip airfare to and from the collaborating institution during the second year is provided by the fellow's original host institution. The monthly stipend will be unaffected during the exchange period.

Application documents: Applications for fellowships must include a book proposal, which is reviewed following the same protocol as book proposals by other authors (Submission guidelines: http://edition-open-sources.org/eos/instructions.html#submission). Candidates must submit the following application documents as a single PDF file no later than September 30, 2014: Cover letter (2 - 3 pages); CV (including publication list); Book proposal (see Submission guidelines); Official copies of degree certificates; Writing sample (max. 8000 words)

Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please upload your application at jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85389

The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of at least two scholars who will provide letters of recommendation by the deadline. Please note that the referees will automatically be contacted and asked to submit their letters electronically. Letters received after the deadline will not be accepted.

  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014.

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (GER) - Postdoctoral Postions for Research Group: Financialization - Deadline: 30 April 2015  - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department 'Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia' of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions for a new Research Group: Financialization led by Chris Hann and Don Kalb, starting on 1st October 2015 (subject to agreement, individual projects may also begin on 1st January 2016 or 1st April 2016).

This project will extend economic anthropologists’ traditional focus on money toward questions of finance and financialization. Debt, austerity and expanding inequalities are central features of the ongoing crisis of capitalism, but current patterns are not entirely novel. Anthropologists can illuminate the moral, discursive, and political issues surrounding finance, as well as the shifting social relations of which they are a part. Class formation, moral economy and politics (‘regulation’, ‘mobilization’) are inseparable from this agenda. These topics can be addressed using various methods, including ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, and can be embedded in multi-scalar perspectives as well as historical comparison. The department has a prime concern with Eurasia (understood as the entire landmass of Europe and Asia, plus fringes in North Africa and the Middle East) but it is expected that some individual projects in this Group will open up to investigate global ramifications.

The positions are awarded for three years. It is thus anticipated that the group will work together in Halle until the summer of 2018, while some individual contracts may extend into 2019. Postdoctoral grants can only be awarded to scientists who have received their doctorate within the last ten years.

  • Deadline: 30 April 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything or has any indication how long the process might take? (31/05)

McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Health - Deadline: 30 June 2015 -DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Established in 2015 by The Blema and Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation, for entering or current postdoctoral fellows at McGill University who are pursuing research related to global health in low or middle income countries or among Aboriginal populations in Canada. Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, upon recommendation of Global Health Programs, to one or more postdoctoral fellows on the basis of academic merit. Value: $45,000, plus an annual travel stipend of $5,000; may be renewable once.

McGill University has a long history of diverse global health research and training programs. The range of global health teams and researchers at McGill is one of our strengths. Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising scholars in global health and assist them in establishing a research base early in their careers. The program aims to support a diverse group of fellows with varying specialties and geographic areas of interest.

Timeline: April 30 - June 30, 2015: Applications open for candidates
July 1 - July 30, 2015: Candidate interviews and selection (1-2 candidates will be selected)
September 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016: Fellows will begin at McGill.

Questions: Please contact globalhealth@mcgill.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

  • Deadline: June 30th, 2015 at 5pm.

McGill University (CAN) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Determinants of Life Satisfaction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is now accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to work on the Economics of Happiness, in other words, to understand the differences in self-reported life satisfaction as a measure of the human benefits of economic and social conditions, changes, and policies.

A highly motivated researcher is sought to carry forward several projects during a one-year fellowship at the Institute. The focus is on understanding inequalities in life satisfaction and the social determinants, including comparison effects, of subjective well-being.

The value of the award will be $50,000 CAD. Please note, postdoctoral stipends are taxable only at the Federal level. In Quebec, one may not hold any other position of employment or academic appointment while appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

  • The selection committee will begin reviewing completed applications on a rolling basis, starting on May 18 until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview or to gather additional information will be contacted.
  • [POSITION FILLED posted 08/14/15]

McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music Information Retrieval - Deadline: 30 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in music information retrieval with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software for musical searching and analysis. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator (for more information visit http://simssa.ca/).

The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, and the Archives of the New York Philharmonic. The research team is divided into two axes—Content, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, which is addressing the process of creating OMR (optical music recognition) systems for transforming digital images of music into searchable symbolic notation; and Analysis, headed by Julie Cumming, which is creating various tools for large-scale search and analysis. The Fellow will work with Julie Cumming on the Analysis axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students, and also in close collaboration with the Content team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, Music Theory or Musicology, Information Science, or related fields. Knowledge of music theory and analysis, especially for early music. Fluency in programming and scripting. Familiarity with music analysis toolkits, such as music21 or Humdrum. Experience with designing and managing websites and databases. Track record of publications in relevant conferences and journals (e.g. ISMIR, SMT)

  • PRACTICALITIES: The fellowship stipend is $38,000 per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin May 1, 2015 or as soon as the candidate is available; there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal. Adjudication will begin March 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of: a cover letter; Curriculum vitae; a writing sample; evidence of programming skills Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Jane Hatter, SIMSSA Project Manager. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent over e-mail to the same address; ask that referees to include the name of the candidate in the subject line of their emails.

McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Studies in Early Modern Europe - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Studies in Early Modern Europe with a demonstrable research interest in the public life of arts and ideas. The Fellow will join a research project—Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies.

Early Modern Conversions is a five-year, international, interdisciplinary project (2013-2018) that studies how early modern Europeans changed their confessional, social, political, and even sexual identities. These subjective changes were of a piece with transformations in their world—the geopolitical reorientation of Europe in relation with the Ottoman Empire and the Americas; the rethinking of Latin Antiquity; changes in the built environment; the reimagining of God. The research is growing together with a History Visualization Lab able to track the growth of multiple conversional forms, both geographically and historically. Among the partners taking part in the Conversions project are the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (Cambridge), the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Headquartered at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI), McGill University, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the project will develop an historical understanding that will also enlighten modern debates about corporeal, sexual, psychological, political, and spiritual kinds of transformation.

The start date for the year-long position is August 1, 2015. There is the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates will have a PhD in one of the fields represented in the project, a research program relevant to the central interests of the project, and a demonstrable interest in public life of works of art and intellect. The Fellow will work on his or her own research program, collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary context, and take part in the development of the project’s program of public outreach, education, and exchange. He or she will serve on the project’s Education and Public Exchange Advisory Committee and might have opportunities to teach courses in his or her area of specialty. The fellowship stipend is $40,000 per annum.

  • Applications, consisting of a cover letter, CV, and an article-length writing sample should be sent to Paul Yachnin, Director, Early Modern Conversions Project, at conversions@mcgill.ca. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same address; referees should include the name of the candidate in the subject line of their emails. Adjudication of applications will begin January 5, 2015.
  • Skype Interview 2/20
  • Rejection via email, 2/25
  • Post-interview rejection via email, 3/21
  • Offer made and accepted [posted 3/25]

Nanyang Technoloigical University (Singapore) - Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

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 2015. 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 (ADM), School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

Applications are welcome for the two research themes below. For either theme, preference will be given to projects that cut across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Successful candidates are expected to begin their fellowships in July or August 2015.

Theme 1: Health and Society: We welcome research situated within the intersection of health and society, including health communication, health economics, health and wellness, and health issues from a literary, historical or philosophical viewpoint.

Theme 2: Global Asia: We invite research on Asian history, culture, and society from a global perspective. Particularly welcome will be topics pertaining to intercultural communication, intercultural dialogue in art and literature, and morality, value and emotion in an intercultural context.

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, 2012). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by July 2015.

Applicants must state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form. They must demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to the theme they are applying for. Successful applicants will work closely with assigned faculty mentors along with faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines.

  • Skype interview 1/30 (x1)

New-York Historical Society (NY) - Fellowships in American History - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, holds a distinguished collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative objects, historical artifacts, and works of art. New York Historical's rich research environment promotes an active intellectual community of scholarly fellows. Fellows are encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity of the library and museum's resources, and to share their research during the course of their tenure through informal talks and blog posts.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship: One academic-year fellowship supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities will be offered for research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits.
  • Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowhip: 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. in History or American Studies before the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester for the academic year at Eugene Lang College and also will carry on research projects in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships: Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have held the Ph.D. for three to five years. Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research, based on the resources of the New-York Historical Society. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.
  • Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships: Two or more Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of between $1,500-$2,000.
  • For more information and application instructions, visit http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships
  • Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015.

New York University (NY) - Center for the United States and the Cold War, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU's Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship, a post-doctoral fellowship and some travel grants. The fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, of Tucson, Arizona, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately.

The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2015. The stipend for the one-year post-doctoral fellow is $64,000.

  • Received rejection x1 (5/1)

New York University (NY) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in History of Science and Technology - Deadline: 13 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for one year in the history of science and technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year. The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2015, will include a $40,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City. The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.

  • Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), a sample or samples of writing (i.e., article or book chapter), and two letters of recommendation. All application materials must be received by February 13, 2015. All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52346
  • Cover letter required for this one?? Or is the research proposal (750 words maximum) supposed to do double-duty of cover letter and research proposal?  I logged in to their site to begin application and did not find a prompt to upload a cover letter.
  • I asked for clarification. Reply from Christine Murray, Asst Dir, HR: "The cover letter should be included as part of the research proposal, one document combined." [Feb 2]
  • So, essentially, the research proposal should also include teaching interests and other cover letter material? 
  • Does anyone know the contact email for this posting? I emailed gallatin@nyu.edu and my email was rejected as the address 'doesn't exist.' Or likewise, does anyone have any idea when results are expected to be announced? Thanks! [Feb 25]
  • I think you have to go through HR.  gallatin@nyu.edu would be the whole school.  Try Christine Murray of HR (http://gallatin.nyu.edu/about/staff/cm138.html), whom someone else successfully contacted before.  Let us know what she says!
  • Great, thank you! I've sent an email, here's hoping for a speedy reply! 
  • OP here. Reply from Christine Murray: Search committee is still reviewing applications. The chair informed her that preliminary decisions will be made in the next two weeks and people will be contacted around mid-March. (2/26)  --> Great, thank you for sharing!
  • Has anyone heard from them? (3/25) nope (3/25)
  • Rejection email received (3/31)

New York University (NY) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Liberal Studies - Deadline: 22 March 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a limited number of postdoctoral teaching fellowships to begin September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program and we welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Fellows will teach in the program’s two-year global core curriculum program; students in the program may go on to complete their degrees in any of NYU’s liberal arts programs.

The teaching load for Liberal Studies postdoctoral faculty fellow will be one course for the first semester and two courses for each subsequent semester. Additional responsibilities include working with a faculty mentor on planning and teaching classes, attending a series of required pedagogy workshops, and submitting for publication work related to their research and scholarly interests. Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.

We seek colleagues in the following areas:

Cultural Foundations
  • PhD in Classics, English, Comparative Literature, Art History, or related field
Social Foundations
  • PhD in Classics, Philosophy, Political Science, History, or related field

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required. Some college-level teaching experience, and publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable. Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment. Salary is $45,000 per academic year plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds. Housing is not provided.

Additional information about the core program curriculum may be found at: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/mediamosaic/1415LSJobs/Core.html

Applications must be submitted through NYU’s online system at: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52424

  • Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by March 22nd, 2015. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Q: Does anyone know what the timeframe is for these? 
  • Yes, has anyone heard anything? 
  • nothing here (4/2)
  • additional materials requested (via email). but i couldn't tell from the email whether i'd been selected to interview -- has anyone figured that out? 4/3 
  • phone interview scheduled (4/7)
  • did anyone recive a rejection e-mail? I haven't heard anything, good or bad (4/13)

New York University (NY) - Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2014 - 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. By supporting scholars’ transitions into the professorate, New York University intends to increase the number of faculty who reflect expanding diversity in an increasingly global society. 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. Fellowships are focused on strong model of mentorship in their participating departments, geared towards maximizing scholarly productivity and professional development.

Eligibility: The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2015; or Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree); Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships.

Awards: NYU will award up to five in-residence fellowships in 2015. Appointments are for two years and begin September 2015 and end August 2017. 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, fellowship goals, and identification of one or more programs or mentors that would represent a good fit for the proposed fellowship; (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.

  • Submission deadline: November 19, 2014. Awards will be announced on or about February 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one? (1/30)
  • I haven't (1/30).  Any idea how many applicants they get?
  • No idea but they receive applications across many fields.  Last year's fellows include public health and nursing school so I reckon they get many many applicants.
  • Phone notification of offer! (2/9) X2
  • Congratulations! (2/10)
  • Email rejection (2/13)
  • Email rejection (2/17)

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017.

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies. We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization).

The Fellow’s appointment will span the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, English, French & Italian, German, History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2015.

The fellow will contribute scholarly expertise to initiatives in the Digital Humanities and will be an active participant in collaborative projects. Fellows typically teach two courses (one of which may be a workshop series for faculty and/or students over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year). The fellow will also give one public lecture or presentation per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, writing sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment, 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, 2014.
  • Postdoc Announcement
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2015
    • Anyone heard/have any clue when this will be announced? (3/7)
  • Rejection email (3/9) x4
    • The rejection email said there were 103 applicants.

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes (typically one seminar and one lecture) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.

  • In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and detailed submission instructions appears on our website at: http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/post-doctoral/.
  • Email update: Expected to announce in mid-March; more than 250 application received (12/17)
  • Received an email notifying me that I made the long short-list (2/16) x3
  • Received an unofficial email saying that final decisions had been made  (3/6)
  • Official offer recieved (3/9)
  • Rejection (3/27)

Northwestern University (IL) - Fellowships at the Buffett Institute - Deadline: 30 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Buffett Institute invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three Fellows will be selected this year. Applications are welcome from scholars whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts, from any of a range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives. Applicants must have received their PhD between April 30, 2013 and August 31, 2015.

Required: Cover letter, CV, 2-page summary of dissertation, 2-page research plan, teaching statement, writing sample (max 50 pp.), grad transcript, 3 letters.

  • Any news?
  • Has anyone heard anything? (06/12) (2)
  • Rejection email (6/15). Fuck everything.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR) - Postdoctoral Position in History, “The Hidden Companies of the Global Economy” - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim), Department of Historical Studies, offers a full-time 3-year Postdoctoral position within the project "The Hidden Companies of the Global Economy: the Development of Global Commodity Traders, 1945-2015", funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and NTNU. The postdoctoral scholar will work with Associate Professor Espen Storli (NTNU).

The project will investigate the development of global commodity traders after 1945. Secretive and anonymous, a handful of large companies dominate the trading of the basic commodities that the modern world needs to function. Due to their low profile, these companies have been characterized as the “hidden companies” of the global economy. This project will focus on the history of specialized metal and oil trading companies to increase our understanding of the historical development of the global flow of resources and of economic globalization.

The postdoctoral project will contribute towards the full project by developing a subproject analyzing issues relating to the historical development of commodity trading companies.

Applicants should hold a PhD in history or a related field. The desired starting date is January 1, 2015. The salary for the fellowship is set at Norwegian state salary NOK 482 500,- (2014)

The application, marked with HF 14-021, with attachments should be submitted electronically via JOBBNORGE by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

Please notice that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Complete applications include: (1) a brief statement of interest, (2) a project proposal outlining how the postdoctoral project will contribute towards the bigger project of not more than five pages, (3) a full CV, (4) one representative publication, and (5) the names and e-mail addresses of two references.

Appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for universities. The successful applicants must agree to the conditions that apply to public employees. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and required duties. Work place will be at NTNU and primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

The appointment of the postdoctoral fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions.

Applicants that are considered for the position will be asked for references and invited to an interview.

  • The application deadline is October 15th, 2014.

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (AUH) - NYUAD Humanities Research Fellows - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014- DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute invites applications from junior and senior scholars to become NYUAD Humanities Research Fellows. Applications are now being accepted for 2015-2016 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 is transregional in focus or relates specifically to the history and culture of the Middle East, the Gulf region, or the Indian Ocean world.

Scholars may apply for one- or two-semester fellowships. Junior fellowships are intended especially for those who plan to produce publishable book manuscripts based on their doctoral dissertations. 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 1, 2014.
  • Anyone heard anything on this? (1/8)
  • No, but I emailed them (2/2/2015)
  • Website says decisions will be released in March (2/2)
  • Rejection email received, over 200 applicants (3/2)
  • Still nothing - is anyone else still waiting to hear? (3/13)
  • The rejection email on 3/2 was a single line ("Please find the attached letter, for your kind use."), with a longer letter as attachment... possible it went to spam? The letter made it sound like the offers had been made.
  • Thanks for letting me know - I'm sure they have been made by now.  Nothin in spam, so I've contacted them just in case. 
  • Good luck! 

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral/MFA - 2015-16: Before the Posthuman - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

For artists and humanists, these are extraordinary times: our sense of “the human” is undergoing remarkable transformations, and it has become commonplace to suggest that we have become “posthuman,” though there is no substantial agreement on what this term might mean.

But rather than ask what the “post” in “posthuman” means, perhaps we should ask about the “human.” What was this human, and what did it mean by “humanism”? From the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens through the invention of agriculture through the development of organized forms of society, the “human” went through a number of remarkable transformations. How can an understanding of the history of the human - and the history of human arts and artifacts - affect and inflect our understanding of the present– and the future?

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, 2015. 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. Apply online at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54637

  • Rejection received by email 03/02

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, History - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014 - OFFER MADEEdit

n partnership with the Africana Research Center (ARC), the Richards Civil War Era Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in African-American history for 2015-2016. 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. The successful applicant will have access to the Richards Center’s and the ARC’s intellectual and professional resources, including the assignment of a mentor, the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, the chance to audit a graduate seminar, and the funds to invite two senior scholars to read and comment on the fellow’s project. 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.

  • To assure full consideration, 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, should be submitted online at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53052 no later than November 10, 2014. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and emailed directly to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu
  • Offer has been extended to Richards Center fellow [posted 2/5]

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Visiting Fellowships at the Center for Humanities and Information - Deadline 15 Jan. 2015 - SHORTLISTING Edit

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to three visiting fellows for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

Taking “information” in its broadest possible senses, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. Fellowships are awarded at two levels: Senior Fellowships, appropriate for scholars employed in tenure-track positions at any level, are for one year, and carry no teaching obligation; Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are for two years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salaries for both Senior and Junior Fellows are $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package. Fellows have access to extensive research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus and to participate in the Center’s weekly lunches and lecture series.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 30, 2015) and a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year should have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.

  • How to Apply: Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp, electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54527. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should also upload a one-page description of an undergraduate course they might teach in their field of expertise. Visit the CHI website at http://chi.la.psu.edu.
  • ["SHORTLISTING" posted in header on Feb. 19]
  • rejection (2/22) (x3) The rejection e-mail said they have picked finalists from among over 300 applicants for the Junior Fellowships.

Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - SHORTLISITINGEdit

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning August 2015. 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.

  • LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4265
  • Please submit letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, statement about teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing the candidate’s demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2014. Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.

- any movement? (x2) 

  • Perhaps someone could contact Fernando Lozano, Associate Dean of the College (Oversees the recruitment of tenure-track faculty and the Mellon Chau Postdoctoral Fellows program.) I would do it, but I am in no state to hear further bad news anymore :(
  • - I emailed Dr. Lozano. I will let you know what he says. Thanks for the suggestion -- and hang in there. You're not alone :-(
  • - my experience from last year is that only contact the short listed people, and normally around early Feb. (they don't send refusals, one of those places) Not to discourage anyone, but they always privelidge african americans-- it's a diversity fellowship and they feel they lack that ethnic minority on campus.
  • Actually, the above information is simply not correct. Several previous recipients of this fellowship have been Latino/a, Asian, and/or immigrants. In fact, Dr. Lozano was a former Chau-Mellon Scholar (back when it used to be called the Pomona College Scholars Program). It is best to not speak about things of which you have no real information. It does a disservice to all parties involved.X2
  • I heard back from Fernando Lozano. They have narrowed it down to a short list, so unfortunately if you have not heard otherwise, you are not on the list. [posted 1/26]

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (NJ) - Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions - Deadline: 13 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 3 to 4 visiting fellowships for the 2015–16 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2015. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for one year and would participate in the activities of a PIIRS program or research initiative. For more information on PIIRS and its activities, see the PIIRS website at http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/.

Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of a PIIRS program or research initiative and to be engaged in related research and writing. 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 1400516. The postdoctoral positions are subject to the University’s background check policy. To apply for a visiting scholar position, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1400517.

Applications should include: A cover letter; A statement of research plans and their relation to PIIRS programs or research initiatives; 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, 2014.
  • 10/22: Has anybody tried finding these jobs on their site? I'm not getting anything with these requisition numbers. Have they withdrawn the competition?
  • Is this it? https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=206366 (10/22)
  • Try this - https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=206046 (11/14) (I had to do a search by "Visiting Professional Research" under "Job Type"; the department is abbreviated as "Prnctn Inst Intl & Regnl Studs")
  • Has anyone received a request for recommendations yet? 
  • 2/25 - rejection letter received. No specific information about total number of applicants. x2
  • 2/27-I just logged into my Princeton job account today & I saw that two LORs were submitted for me by my letter writers. If you haven't received a rejection, you might want to do the same since I was never contacted by Princeton (and my LOR writers didn't mention anything to me). <-- thanks for this! I have one letter unsubmitted so good that I checked...
  • Do you have 2 LOR writers or 3 on your list? I have 1 unsubmitted too, and the application asked for 3 names. However, the posting above says 2 references & my 3rd writer swears he didn't receive a request.  I'm wondering if it's a system glitch or if I need to ask them to resend the letter to my 3rd referee. <--I had two on my list. Only two required in my application! Question: there were several postdocs for PIIRS; is it possible I applied for a different one? The description was identical, though. 
  • Rejection email received (3/09)
  • Rejection email 3/9
  • May I ask whether the rejections were for the postdoctoral or visiting scholar positions?-->postdoctoral

Princeton University (NJ) - Center for Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2015 - FINALISTS SELECTEDEdit

The Center for Digital Humanities is seeking a postdoctoral research associate. The initial term is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will collaborate with current Center staff, Princeton faculty, library staff, and graduate students while working on their own project, to be completed within the term of the appointment. We seek innovative scholars who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise and research questions to the Center. Scholars in all disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to teach one introduction to digital humanities course each year, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching.

In addition to their salary, postdoctoral researchers receive reimbursement (up to $2,000 per academic year) for research related expenses, such as books or travel expenses when presenting a paper at an academic conference during the period of their appointment. Postdoctoral researchers are responsible for their own travel and moving arrangements and expenses, as well as for finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. Before their departure, they are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

  • To ensure full consideration, we encourage candidates to apply online and submit complete applications by February 16, 2015. All 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 a detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, and selected bibliography and supporting materials; (3) curriculum vitae with list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) a sample syllabus for an introduction to digital humanities course; and (6) names and contact information of three referees who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.
  • LINK to APPLY
  • 3/17 - email stating I was selected as a finalist and they would schedule an on campus visit
    • 3/27 - I received an email stating the same, a full ten days after you!
    • Did anyone get this position?

Princeton University (NJ) - Empirical Studies of Conflict Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University seeks applicants for a one year postdoctoral research associate position, with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. This position provides the opportunity to join a multi-university team of scholars who are conducting cutting edge research on the causes and consequences of politically motivated conflict through the production, aggregation, and dissemination of high-resolution data on historical and current conflicts. At the Woodrow Wilson School, the postdoctoral research associate will be able to actively participate in the intellectual life of the School, while making substantial contributions to the ESOC research agenda. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. The start date is negotiable. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications: The ESOC team seeks candidates with exceptional potential. PhD is required. Preference will be given to scholars with a successful track record of international field research and/or econometric analysis in the areas of political violence, governance, or development. Relevant language skills (Arabic, Dari, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese) will be taken into account.

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Comments related to end date: one year postdoctoral research associate position, with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance

Applicants should apply online and submit a letter of introduction of no more than 3 pages, a CV, and contact information for three recommendations.

  • Applications must be received by February 15, 2015, for full consideration. Screening of applications will continue immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the needs of the research team. Interested applicants are welcome to contact Professor Jacob N. Shapiro (jns@princeton.edu).
  • LINK to APPLY

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Life - Deadline: 30 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Values and Public Life. We aim to appoint a highly promising scholar trained in contemporary political theory to provide support for programs in the University Center for Human Values and to carry on a research agenda in his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate will undertake a research project exploring a contemporary normative problem arising in domestic or global public life. The candidate will be expected to teach one course in the Center's undergraduate Values and Public Life (VPL) certificate program, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. When s/he is teaching, the candidate will hold the additional title of Lecturer. In addition, the postdoc will conduct two sections of a non-credit senior thesis workshop under the supervision of the VPL faculty director. He/she will also provide some support for and participate in the Center's Democracy Project.

Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by August 1, 2015 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. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments, experience relevant to the undergraduate certificate program, and the promise of the proposed research project. Their capacity to contribute to the Center's teaching program will also be taken into account.

Applicants must complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page. 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. Also please supply an indicative title for the project at the beginning of the proposal.3.A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing your scholarly achievement or potential; 4.Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on your 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 May 30, 2015. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Friday June 5, 2015. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and applications lacking any of the elements listed above may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Friday, June 19, 2015. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program Postdoctoral Research Associates - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Princeton University and Harvard University jointly founded the fellowship program for the advanced study of China's international relations, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP), in 2005. The program's co-directors are Thomas J. Christensen of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard's Government Department. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China's interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors.

In 2015-2016, the program will award several one-year postdoctoral research associate positions. Scholars should have defended their dissertations in the past five years. Preference will be given to scholars who are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book, or who are just beginning a second major project. Fellows are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution of residence.

Applicants must apply online and submit the following information:

  • 1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
  • CV
  • project description
  • 2 scholarly writing samples
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees
  • Contact information for two references .

Please note that you will only submit contact information and the email of your referees. Your referee will then receive an automated email with instructions on how to submit a confidential recommendation on your behalf. All references must be received by the deadline. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted in a timely manner.

For more information about the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, please visit its website at www.princeton.edu/cwp or email cwp@princeton.edu.

  • The deadline for submission is December 5, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in January 2015 and a public announcement will be made by March 2015.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position for the 2015–16 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2015. The fellowship is open to scholars who would be in residence for 10 months and would participate in the activities of the Mellon Foundation–funded Sawyer Seminar on the theme “World Empires and Global Regimes.” The seminar consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, which aims to advance the scholarly study of global history and the role of empires in the creation and dismantling of international orders. We are interested in particular in the creation and dissemination of norms, understandings of legitimacy and order, as well as their frailties and instabilities. The period included runs from around 1400 to the present. We are open to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as well as all regions.
  • The postdoctoral research associate would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the seminar and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the seminar’s broader theme. Salaries for the postdoctoral research associate will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
  • To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1400663. Applications should include:
  • A cover letter;
  • A statement of research plans and their relation to the seminar’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).
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015.
  • I just went on to check the status of my application and it says "Position Withdrawn". Anyone else seeing the same thing? (1/31)
    • I just checked and didn't see the "Position Withdrawn" message - instead it just said "Submitted" (02/01)
    • OP here. I was looking at the wrong application. False alarm. Oops.
  • Rejection via email (2/26)

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is hiring three fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. There will be two Mellon Fellows hired for the entire year and one Distinguished Mellon Fellow brought to campus for a semester (which can be extended to a year's residency with outside, non-Princeton support). Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. We seek applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Scholars, writers, critics, artists, filmmakers, and practitioners of exceptional promise are encouraged to apply. Fellows may have the opportunity to teach or assist in teaching a multidisciplinary course at Princeton, and will help shape the Princeton-Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment and other program initiatives while on campus.

  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, 1,000 word description of a proposed research project, 500 word description of a proposed course, a list of potential events/works/projects, potential department/program/school affiliation, and contact information for three references to http://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66007 by January 15, 2015.
  • Anyone heard anything yet?
  • No.  I applied last year and didn't hear anything back until 6/5, and that to say that they were checking refs for the short list, not that the thing was already wrapped up.  Even if they move more quickly this year, wouldn't expect to hear anything for a while yet.  But who knows!  Searches are mysterious.  (2/17)
  • Still nothing, or has anyone heard anything? (3/16)
  • Offer out (4/20) (x1)

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows, 2015-2018 Fellowship Competition - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2015-2018 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The salary for each of the three years of the fellowship 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 2015. 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 2015.

Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.

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
Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity (RE)
The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity is sponsored jointly by the offices of the President and Dean of the Faculty of Princeton University, and the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The selection committee particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship is driven by innovative, interdisciplinary, and historical ways of thinking--including interests in pre-modern and non-western cultures.
In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course of his/her design each semester, either 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 one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research.
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.
In each of the first two years, she or he will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach the interdisciplinary year-long sequence "Approaches to Western Culture" in either the Fall semester (Antiquity to the late Middle Ages) or the Spring semester (Renaissance to Modernism).
In the second and third years, building on the readings of the humanities sequence, the Fellow will offer an advanced undergraduate course in the humanities. This course might take a more intensive look at materials from the first-year sequence or offer an interdisciplinary approach to the fellow's own area of humanities expertise. Such advanced courses may be cross-listed with the host department. The final semester is devoted to full-time research without teaching.
The Fellow will also be called upon to lead or contribute to occasional activities designed to build a sense of community among undergraduates in the Humanistic Studies Program—the program offers local and international field trips, an undergraduate society, workshops and other opportunities.

Complete dossiers should be mailed to: Search Committee, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 10 Joseph Henry House, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. See http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ for full eligibility guidelines and application details.

  • Application Postmark deadline: October 1, 2014. Online application form available August 30, 2014.
  • Postcard acknowledging receipt of materials (x1 west coast 10/20)
  • Postcard acknowledging receipt of materials (x1 east coast 10/20)
  • Postcard acknowledging receipt of materials (x1 international 28/10)
  • Campus visit and interview scheduled (1/13) x 4 - thanks for the update! Would you mind sharing how you were contacted - via telephone, email, etc. Congrats! Does anyone know if all the campus invites went out at once or if it is staggered by fellowship and department like it is in the Chicago Society of Fellws? (1/14)  -- I've been contacted today (1/14) for campus visit and interview, by email. But I am an international candidate. - I was also contacted via email (1/13) and I am stateside. -- I was contacted about an interview on 1/14 for one of the open fellowships. -- Another one here contacted by email (1/13) for open fellowship. --Email about campus visit and interview (1/20), so evidently they're still sending some out. -- Wild... congratulations!
  • Do you guys have any idea of how many finalists there will be? I mean, a campus visit is or is not a real occasion?
  • According to last year's wiki, they interviewed 24 candidates, 6 per fellowship
  • According to the letter sent with the campus visit details, they are interviewing 25 candidates for the four fellowships. From the letter: "The committee’s decisions are usually made within a week after the interviews."
  • My letter says 26 candidates.  
  • Rec'd rejection letter on West Coast 1/25
  • Received rejection letter in Midwest 1/26
  • Would other finalists be willing to share their field? I'm in English. <-- History x History.
  • Offer extended and accepted (2/14)  <--Congrats!  Would you mind sharing which fellowship this was for? <-- Thank you, I am mega-happy! Open Fellowship, French&Italian/CompLit
  • So is it safe to assume the rest of us are just waiting for the email rejection to arrive? (2/18)
  • Have any of the finalists been rejected? (2/20)
  • Multiple finalists just received an email that the committee is stil deliberating, so it's rather hard to know what to make of the person who posted they were offered (and accepted) a fellowship a week ago (less than 24 hours after the interviews ended). 2/20
  • Mega-happy? More like mega-busted
  • I was a finalist, but have not received any notification either way, so now I'm just confused. (2/20) Perhaps you are mega-confused?
  • ^^ Yes, confused. Did this email go just to people who were still in the running in deliberations, so if we didn't get it we can assume we are not being deliberated? Or do you mean that multiple finalists have emailed the SoF and received word that they are still deliberating in reply? (I suppose your "just" implies the former?) The 24 hour turnaround for the mega-happy person is actually very typical, according to past years on this Wiki, where it has been reported over and over that winners often find out 24-72 hours after the interviews.
  • Yes, it would be nice to know whether the "still deliberating" email replied to those who asked or went to people who didn't. <--- People who did not call/write to ask.
  • Drama! (grabs popcorn)
  • That "mega-busted" post is ridiculous.  The most likely scenario is that all the offers have been made and "deliberating" is a polite way of saying they are still waiting to hear if the candidates will accept or not.   If that were true, why wouldn't everyone have received "deliberations" emails?
  • Because they usually select a number of alternates in case the original offers are declined. It's likely that alternates were the ones who received the deliberations email. It is also possible that this is all limited to only one or two of the fellowships, say the Council of Humanities one or the Race and Ethnicity one, or even just one of the Open ones as opposed to the other. If you aren't nominated for the one they are "deliberating," it stands to reason you wouldn't be contacted about it.
  • Also stands to reason that if you are clearly out and they've selected a significant number of alternates that they'd contact you with a rejection.
  • Very true. They should put us out of our misery, and I suspect they soon will. (Or maybe we're all still in the running! I find that unlikely, unfortunately.)
  • Dreamt that I was offered a fellowship. Contacted by phone, albeit in outerspace. Haven't accepted yet. I'm making them mega-sweat. 2/21 (is there a like button on here?)<--I don't know who you are, but I love you. <--- the feeling is mutual.
  • Dreamt again that I was offered a fellowship. Whereupon I hijacked an elevator and flew it to Cuba. It was the Humanistic Studies Fellowship. 2/22
  • I dreamt that I was simultaneously being interviewed for the fellowship again and for a high-paid consulting job. The interview took place in an empty corner of a factory. Everyone was seated at a folding table. An large motor was running so I couldn't hear anything, but I left feeling that it had gone well.
  • "Dreamt" person, thanks for making me laugh, I needed it! I hope you have a very successful academic career.
  • Rejection email from Susan Stewart. (2/23) x2
  • This is just sour grapes from a rejected finalist, but WHOA was there an Italian "orientation" to the selected finalists.  I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that so many of the current fellows also work on Italian subjects.  

Princeton University (NJ) - Stewart Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Religion and the Humanities Council at Princeton University invite applications for a Stewart Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion. The successful candidate will pursue research and teach one course each semester, subject to sufficient enrollments and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

The search committee is especially interested in applications from scholars in those fields that complement and enhance Princeton's current offerings in the study of religion. The department is placing a priority on a scholar engaged with theories and methods in the study of religion, broadly defined. The committee will consider applications from scholars with a strong interest in theories and methods whose main area of research lies elsewhere, but the focus of the search will be for a candidate who is prepared to teach an undergraduate lecture course on approaches to the study of religion. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field.

Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Complete applications must include the following material:

  • A letter of introduction
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • A statement (of 500 words or less) describing your current research
  • A draft syllabus for a potential undergraduate lecture course on approaches to the study of religion

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=209164

  • Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • Writing sample requested (3/6)
  • Skype interview requested (3/19)
  • Received very kind rejection email stating 4 final applicants were invited to campus (4/9)
  • any word?
  • offer accepted (5/1)

Queen's University (ON) - Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship in 20th Century American History - Deadline: 30 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Queen’s University is pleased to announce the Bader Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities effective July 1, 2015.

The Department of History is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the field of 20th-Century United States History with a particular interest in World War II, the Cold War, Civil Rights, or Business/Capitalism although all submitted applications will be considered. In the letter of application applicants should outline their postdoctoral project, their teaching interests, and their potential research connections to current faculty.  In addition to research, this postdoctoral fellowship will include teaching one 0.5 credit (3 units) course in each of the two years.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to July 1, 2015.  A complete application consists of: (1) cover letter; (2) current CV; (3) writing sample; (4) statement of research; (5) evidence of teaching experience; and (6) three letters of reference.  Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to dickison@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to Dr. Jamey Carson, Chair, Department of History, Queen’s University, 49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2015.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Department of History, Cathy Dickison, at dickison@queensu.ca.

Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

These Postdoctoral Fellowships carry a minimum full-time equivalent salary of no less than $32,173 in accordance with the PSAC 901, Unit 2 Collective Agreement. In addition, the incumbent will be separately appointed and compensated as a Term Adjunct to teach a 0.5 credit (3 unit) University course. The Term Adjunct appointment shall be governed by the Queen’s-QUFA collective agreement.  While fulfilling the duties of the Term Adjunct appointment, the Postdoctoral Fellow appointment shall be reduced accordingly.

  • Received rejection email (5/20) x3

Rice University (TX) - Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Rice University Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication (CLIC), located in Houston, TX, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates holding a PhD in Applied Linguistics or related field of studies with a focus of analysis on any one of the twelve languages taught at the Center (http://clic.rice.edu) will be given preference, but all languages will be considered. Preferred areas of expertise are: second language assessment/testing, study abroad curriculum development, and technology-based pedagogies. Preference will be given to candidates with some knowledge of statistics and research design. Applicants must have PhD at time of appointment and earned PhD no earlier than 2012.

Teaching responsibilities will entail two undergraduate language classes in their area of expertise. Research responsibilities include a minimum of two scholarly presentations per semester at Rice University, as well as the expectation of at least one scholarly article submitted per year. Participation in departmental and college research activities expected.

Rice University (TX) - HRC Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows ("After Biopolitics") - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) will award two postdoctoral fellowships for a one-year appointment to participate in the 2015-16 Rice Seminar, "After Biopolitics." The Rice Seminar is designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching and to support research projects in the humanities. Applicants' research should explore biopolitical thought as it has developed over the past forty years, while bringing it into conversation with other intellectual genealogies that promise to reinvigorate, and be reinvigorated by, taking seriously the place of "life" in contemporary social, cultural, and political formations. Fellows will take part in a yearlong residential research seminar, leading to the publication of an edited collection with a major university press, and will also be expected to participate in the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, held at Rice on the same topic during November of 2015.

The fellows will teach one course each semester and are expected to make significant progress in their research. Courses will be determined in consultation with the appropriate department. Fellows will meet with other Rice Seminar affiliates regularly to share works in progress and otherwise participate in the intellectual life of the Center. Salary will be commensurate with rank; we offer eligibility for Rice medical benefits and an allowance for travel and relocation to Houston.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received the PhD between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2015.

Job Duties: Teach two courses in the School of Humanities. Participate in the 2015-16 Rice Seminar and make significant research progress.

Visit http://hrc.rice.edu/rspostdoccall for full details.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
  • Online App. Form: http://hrc.rice.edu/rspostdoccall
  • Deadline: December 1, 2014.
  • 1/20 anyone know the timeline here?
  • I called today (02/04) and they said that are down to their finalists and will be announcing on February 22nd or 23rd. Good luck to everyone!  <-- Thanks for calling!
  • Has anyone heard anything? Rejections or acceptances?  (2/24) I haven't heard anything either way
  • Someone I know who applied for the different position at HRC got offer yesterday. It seems they have the same timeline.
  • From HR: "The position has not been filled yet, and there is no timeline for the hires to be made, though they have indicated to us that they would prefer to have the fellows hired sooner than later. If you have any other questions please let us know at this email. Thank you."
  • Offer received via email March 5 and accepted.

Rice University (TX) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Spatial Humanities - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment in Spatial Humanities. The fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise. Therefore, the fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies or 3D modeling software and preferably knowledge of geospatial data sources, database design, and metadata standards. In addition, the fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial humanities, give a presentation on this research to colleagues at Rice, and lead a workshop on spatial humanities methods at Rice.

The fellow will also design and teach (or co-teach) one semester-long undergraduate course on spatial humanities and one semester-long graduate course on spatial or digital humanities.

The fellow will receive a $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation. The position is for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The fellow must have received a PhD on or after July 1, 2012 or will have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Materials sent by applicants by any means other than a RiceWorks application (link forthcoming) will not be accepted. Applications must include all items below:

1. Letter of interest 2. Two page CV; please also list the three references who will submit recommendation letters 3. 1000-word research project proposal 4. 500-word statement outlining applicant’s active participation (theoretical or practical) in spatial humanities 5. Course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course on spatial humanities

  • Applications will be accepted September 1 – December 1, 2014.
  • 12/17 - Skype interview request via email
  • 3/14 - Email from chair stating offer had been made and accepted

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2015-16 Sawyer Seminar ("Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds") - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment to participate in the 2015-16 Sawyer Seminar working group on "Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics." This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration among faculty, staff and students that will explore, critique, and experience digital knowledge platforms (e.g., programmable computing environments that support knowledge creation and transmission, such as learning, collaborative research, crowdsourcing, and publishing). The fellow will research ideas about expertise, control of access to information, the relationship of quantification/metrics with humanistic knowledge/wisdom, the power exchange between educational institutions and profit-seeking companies, and changes in academic autonomy and diversity.

The fellow will also help organize a campus-wide speakers series, design and teach one semester-long undergraduate course related to the Seminar topic, give two presentations at Rice University, and actively participate in the Seminar.

The fellow will receive a $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation. The position is for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The fellow must have received a PhD on or after July 1, 2012 or will have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Materials sent by applicants by any means other than a RiceWorks application (link forthcoming) will not be accepted. Applications must include all items below: 1. Letter of interest 2. Two page CV; please also list the three references who will submit recommendation letters 3. 1000-word research project proposal 4. 500-word statement outlining applicant’s active participation (theoretical or practical) in the development or analysis of digital platforms and potential contribution to the Seminar 5. Course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course on platforms of knowledge

  • Applications will be accepted September 1 – December 1, 2014.

Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of the Modern Middle East - Deadline: 1 June. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Ottoman and/or modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year.
  • In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 2 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus.  S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2015. This position begins on July 1, 2015.
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, jobs.rice.edu (or direct: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4036.). Please apply by June 1, 2015, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement and the names of three references to the tab labeled “Other.” Three letters of recommendation are required.  Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system.  In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.  Applications must be received by June 1, 2015.  Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu.  Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply. 
  • Deadline: 1 Jun. 2015
    • Anyone heard anything? Their own internal deadline for contacting us was supposed to be 15 June, an incredibly quick turn-around. (6/17)
    • I contacted them directly and was told (quite promptly, in fact) that they have chosen a finalist. I've had way too many rejections or no call backs this year to be overly bummed out by this, but one final word -- if you say in the original job posting and on your HR site that you will notify applicants by a given date, why in the world would you not notify the applicants? Why give yourself a deadline in the first place? Makes no sense! (6/24)

Rice University (TX) - Program in Jewish Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment will be for the academic year 2015/16, with renewal possible for 2016/17. Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2015, and must have received it no earlier than 2010. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies will be considered.

The teaching load will be one course per semester. The fellow is also expected to contribute to our outreach program. The annual stipend will be $40,000 plus benefits.

  • Only electronic applications will be accepted on the Rice University RICEWorks website (https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54517). Please apply by December 31, 2014, and attach a cover letter and CV to the respective tabs, and a research statement, and the names of three referees to the Other tab. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. For inquiries, please contact Professor Matthias Henze in the Department of Religion at mhenze@rice.edu.
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2014-2015

Rutgers University (NJ) - 2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cultural Analysis - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

Please note our 2015-2016 seminar topic, Archipelagoes. This seminar explores the archipelagic, as both a specific and a generalizable geo-historical and cultural formation across various planetary spaces, including the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the Caribbean basin, the Malay archipelago, Oceania, and the creole islands of the Indian Ocean.

As an alternative geo-formal unit, archipelagoes can interrogate epistemologies, ways of reading and thinking and methodologies, informed implicitly or explicitly by more continental paradigms and perspectives. Keeping in mind the structuring tension between land and water, and between island and mainland relations, the archipelagic focuses also on the types of relations that emerge, island to island, when island groups are seen not so much as sites of exploration, identity, socio-political formation, and economic and cultural circulation, but rather, as models.

The CCA invites applications from all disciplines, including the literary humanities, art history, visual studies, cultural studies, geography, philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, enviromental studies, human ecology, American, Pacific and Caribbean studies. Proposals might cover topics such as: 1) Beyond the Repeating Islands: Geographies, Disciplinary Topographies, and Conceptual Archipelagoes. How can archipelagoes become the conceptual foundation of cultural notions of space and time, geography and topography? 2) Comparative Archipelagic Studies: the Caribbean and the Pacific islands, and beyond. How can the comparative study of Atlantic and Pacific archipelagoes enrich area studies such as Caribbean, American and Pacific Studies? 3) Archipelagic American Studies: Interrogating Continental Epistemologies. How can island, ocean and archipelago studies transform the ways in which we conceive American and Caribbean studies? 4) Relational Archipelagics: Redefining Imperial and Postcolonial Studies. Were groups of islands colonized or conceived as colonial territories in a similar way? What happens when archipelagic thinking is decolonized? How can archipelagoes redefine debates in imperial and postcolonial studies? 5) Towards New Disciplinary Formations. What are the political, philosophical and historical implications of assuming an archipelagic framework? Can the archipelagic function as a heuristic, a methodology, a discipline or a field? How have island and archipelagoes configured a particular poetic?

Seminar Leaders: Michelle Stephens, Department of English and Yolanda Martinez San-Miguel, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

In 2015-16, CCA will sponsor two external post-doctoral 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

  • You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/25496
  • Deadline: January 05, 2015.
  • Cricket noises, all? (3/2)
  • Interfolio rejection (?) email stating that offers have been made and are awaiting acceptances. (3/11)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015 - 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.

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.

  • Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to Interfolio. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2015.
  • Any sense of appropriate length for the research proposal?
  • Has anyone had an interview or heard back about this postdoc? (4/21)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Gender History - Deadline: 15 March 2015 - 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 $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at one of three Rutgers’ Centers/Institutes. For information regarding the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Institute for Research on Women, and 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/28250. 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, 2015.
  • 4/10: Received a really nice rejection letter, the best I've seen so far. I'm ABD and was encouraged to apply again once I finish--was this their standard letter? It seemed like it might be personalized. (x2)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (Topic: "Ethical Subjects") - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invite applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2015-2016 from individuals working on topics related to Ethical Subjects: Moralities, Laws, Histories, directed by Professors Seth Koven and Judith Surkis, Rutgers Department of History.

Who and what counts as an ethical subject? Ethical Subjects brings together two sets of inquiries: how certain domains of deliberation come to be topics of ethical scrutiny, and how people claim recognition as moral agents in the world. In different times and places, moral argument and moral feeling have been mobilized in the name of many causes, from civilizing missions to civil disobedience. They continue to figure prominently in debates about development, humanitarian intervention, bioethics, inequality, civil and human rights. In these debates cynicism and sincere conviction can jostle one another uneasily. In attending to multiple perspectives, Ethical Subjects challenges methodological divides between bottom-up and top-down approaches. We hope to explore an overlapping terrain, between the study of lives, subjects and practices, on the one hand; and legal, ethical, political, and religious frameworks, on the other.

Our project is guided by several key questions: Under what historical conditions do particular issues (e.g., the traffic in women or childrens rights, forms of unfree and exploitative labor, drone warfare or marriage) first become a focus of ethico-political debate and regulation (state or international), while others remain in the shadows? How are morality and law disarticulated and rearticulated when people and ideas move across borders? Can humanist inquiry help to negotiate the complex interrelations between morality and law when these come into conflict? What new kinds of politics and ethical practices emerge out of such disjunctures? Ethical Subjects will explore such questions in an intensive series of seminars and discussions during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years.

  • Fellows will receive stipends of $42,000 annually as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows will teach one course per semester during the one-year appointment, pursue research, and participate in seminars and other activities at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. The theme for 2015-2016 will be Ethical Subjects. (See http://rcha.rutgers.edu/ethical-subjects/project-description for details). Applications consisting of a CV, a three to five page description of your research project and its significance to the theme, and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/27514. Applications must be received by January 16, 2015. Not limited to recent Ph.D.s; applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2015. Rutgers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  • Anyone have a sense of the timeline for this search? Or any news? (2/25)
  • Any news? (3/2)
  • Request for skype interview (3/4) x 2
  • Any news? (3/18)
  • Any rejections or offers yet? (3/24)

Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies at Sewanee: The University of the South invites applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship with flexible start date between January - July 2015. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to both scholarship and teaching in area(s) that will contribute to the innovative, inter-institutional Collaborative. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the Collaborative, successful candidates might come from any of a number of fields spanning the humanities, social sciences, and sciences; particular area of expertise is less important than the inclination and potential to apply and contribute that expertise to a growing program in Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies and to broader institutional goals.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop independent research as well as collaborative projects with Sewanee and/or Yale faculty members, students, and community partners around one or more thematic areas central to the Collaborative. The candidate will also have the opportunity to refine teaching skills and contribute further to the Collaborative by leading three undergraduate courses per academic year around themes relevant the candidates area(s) of expertise in the context of Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies. Two foundational themes are of particular interest—(a) community-based participatory research and (b) communications research—on enduring social issues such as poverty, rural health, and rural communities and culture. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies, with the ability bring new ideas and approaches to the Collaborative and to contribute to other institutional programs a plus. Creative scholars with an interest in place-based pedagogies and a commitment to interdisciplinary, humanistic inquiry and social issues, particularly as they apply to Appalachia, place-based study, and/or rural contexts are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to a competitive salary, the fellowship includes funds to help support professional development and travel.

Some central and distinguishing features of the inter- and intra-institutional Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies include:

the partnership between Sewanee and Yale as an integral part of the Collaborative, through which we combine the strengths of a small liberal arts institution in a rural locale with those of an R1 institution in an urban setting
deeply interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches, with faculty, students, and community partners from a variety of disciplines working together on mutually identified questions emphasizing exploration of humanistic themes from a variety of perspectives
place-based pedagogies that draw their strength from a concrete focus on southern Appalachia while also equipping students with skills that are valuable and imperative for engaging meaningfully with any place, including the science of framing (with the help of our colleagues at the FrameWorks Institute) and community-based participatory research
academic-community partnerships that recognize the value of public scholarship and of bringing varied sources of expertise and skills together to address community needs and visions

The University of the South comprises a highly regarded College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessees Cumberland Plateau within driving distance of Nashville and Chattanooga.

  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of faculty from both Sewanee and Yale. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
  • 12/30: Interview request
  • 4/3: Rejection email (after interview)

Skidmore College (NY) - Media and Film Studies Mellon Fellow - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Skidmore College invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral Mellon Fellowship to provide support for the newly established Media and Film Studies minor. The College is the recipient of a major grant from the Mellon Foundation in support of visual literacy of which the new minor is a major component. The interdisciplinary Media and Film Studies minor explores the function and structure of written, aural, and visual communication systems. Grounded in a strong liberal arts tradition, this innovative program offers core courses in media theory and practice as well as the opportunity for advanced course work and experiential field experiences.

The Fellow's principal responsibilities will be to support, work collaboratively with, and serve as a resource for faculty and students engaged in the minor. The Fellow will teach two courses in the first year of the fellowship and three to four in the second year, including the core course, Introduction to Media Studies MF220. Opportunities exist to develop new courses in the Fellow's areas of expertise. An expertise or interest in one or more of the following areas is especially important: film and media history and theory, the study of media from both psychological and societal perspectives, and the impact of media on politics, government, community, and consumer behavior. We especially seek candidates from under-represented groups, as well as individuals who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Successful candidates must provide a record of teaching excellence and potential for scholarly and creative productivity, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. PH.D. required at time of employment.

  • To ensure full consideration, candidates should enclose a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research statement. Applications due by October 30th at which time the review process will begin and continue until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56024

Smithsonian Institution (DC) - James Smithson Fellowship Program - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and practice through a Smithsonian lens. While this fellowship provides an immersion experience working with Smithsonian scholars and relevant collections, it also affords fellows a hands-on opportunity to see how scholarship informs practice, and practice informs scholarship, through direct interaction with Smithsonian leaders, and with leaders throughout the Washington, DC network.

The program is designed for a new generation of leaders, who seek a experience that leverages both scholarly and practical expertise in an environment of innovation like no other. Among the goals of the James Smithson Fellowship are to provide fellows with the opportunity to:

  • Conduct scholarly research at the Smithsonian
  • Gain an understanding of the interface between scholarship and practice
  • Gain skills at leveraging scholarly expertise towards the establishment of best practices

The James Smithson Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts. Fellowship applicants submit proposals to pursue independent research that make use of Smithsonian experts, facilities, and/or collections – that align with one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe.

As part of the their proposal, applicants must identify a Smithsonian expert listed in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study guide to serve as their scholarly advisor during the fellowship. Before submitting a proposal in application to the Smithson Fellowship, applicants should make contact with a potential scholarly advisor to verify that the expert they have identified is a good fit for their proposed research project, and also available to serve as a scholarly advisor during the applicant’s proposed fellowship tenure.

If selected for the fellowship, an applicant will be assigned a policy advisor. Depending on a fellow’s focus of study, a policy advisor is selected from the Institution’s senior leadership or policy making units. In agreeing to serve as a policy advisor, the policy advisor makes a commitment to provide their fellow with numerous opportunities to see how scholarship informs practice and practice informs scholarship (through meetings, events, one-on-one conversations, review of documents, strategy sessions, introduction to key figures, access to networks, etc) relevant to their field of study during the course of their fellowship. The program provides opportunities for fellows to meet with leaders of all kinds. They may engage with leaders at government agencies; members of Congress; ambassadors; experts at nonprofit organizations and think-tanks, and others.

At the same time, the Smithson Fellow works with their scholarly advisor on the research aspects of their proposed project so that they may reflect on their practice track from the research perspective, and visa-versa, during the course of their entire Smithson Fellowship experience.

As the fellow reaches conclusions through the course of the fellowship through the empirical research they conduct, they are also expected to make conclusions about aspects of their area of expertise as it is conducted practically.

To support independent research and study, the fellowship includes a stipend of $50,000.

Program Elements: The James Smithson Fellows will have two Smithsonian advisors:

  • The scholarly advisor, listed in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study guide, makes a commitment to provide a Smithson fellow with advice related to their independent research proposal related to Smithsonian experts, people, are collections. Through this research, the fellow is expected to make conclusions about empirical research.
  • The policy advisor, selected for a fellow after they are awarded the Smithson fellowship, makes a commitment to provide a Smithson fellow with opportunities to better understand how practice related to the fellow’s field of study is conducted. Through this experience, the fellow is expected to make conclusions about best practices.

Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and not more than five years beyond receipt of their doctorate degree by December 31, 2014. Candidates with terminal professional degrees are also eligible to apply.

Who is Ineligible? No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract. A fellowship may not be awarded to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships.

  • (1/15) Application submitted.
  • 3/3 - Has anyone heard anything yet?
  • 5/8: Rejection letter received. 

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential History - 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University invites applications for its 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The successful candidates 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.

Fellows receive a salary of $45,000 annualized plus benefits and funds to support research and travel

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 defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.

Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the 2015-2016 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 have opportunity to offer courses in their field of expertise.

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicants’ research agenda and proposed contribution to the Collective Memory Project, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be submitted (as one long running document) through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at www.smu.jobs.

If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.

Further information on this CPH fellowship and the Collective Memory Project may be found at www.smu.edu.CPH

To Apply: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs to access the online application. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID#: 900656

  • Full review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any word on this one?
  • Nothing official since initial interview
  • Anything unofficial?
  • Has anybody heard anything after January interviews? (2/3)
  • I heard a couple of weeks ago that the search was still on-going. I don't know if that's still the case.
  • Email rejection. (2/7)

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow Forced Migration (2 years w/possible renewal) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Applications are invited for an open Post Doctoral Research Fellow position to work on the Forced Migration Innovation Project based in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, under the direction of Dr. Faith Nibbs.

The research involves (1) understanding how refugees in the US use their own skills, talents, and entrepreneurship to create better livelihoods, (2) investigating the role of the private sector as well as refugee networks in the process of upward mobility,( 3) identifying the enabling environments (both on the side of refugees and US employers) that support livelihood innovation and advancement, and (4) understanding to what extent the current resettlement system and host refugee discourse either supports or detracts from those enabling processes.

The applicants will work with the PI, and a dynamic and diverse group of investigators, refugee research assistants, partner agencies, and graduate and undergraduate students, and will participate in all aspects of the research project from managing and analyzing existing data to writing manuscripts, and will be expected to contribute to the development of research approaches and directions.

Eligibility: Interested in those with an expertise in either anthropology, sociology, development, business, with knowledge or background in refugees/ forced migration. Candidates should have worked within migrant or refugee communities, have experience working with research assistants, and hold or expect to hold a Ph.D. degree before taking up the position. Good communication, teamwork, research, and analytical skills a must.

This position is available as early as January but start date is negotiable and, subject to performance and funding, will last up to two years with a possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and additional funding will be provided for professional travel.

  • To apply for this position, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Karen Hart at karen@smu.edu. Please include “Postdoc Application” in the subject header. Applicants are strongly encouraged to look at our website at www.smu-fmip.org and include in your cover letter how your particular skill set interfaces with the project. Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin October 15th, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the AAA in December.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN) - Deadline: 24 Sept. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Link to Overview
  • See full details and updates on the dedicated SSHRC 2015-2016 wiki page
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Their website is rubbish. I submitted a complete application with all references, and they rejected the entire thing because one of the referees submitted a reference letter that exceeded the word limit, so the website wouldn't let it submit. Nice work, Ottawa bureaucracy! 

Stanford University (CA) - Clayman Institute for Gender Research - Postodoctoral Fellowship - Deadline Jan 9, 2015 - SEMIFINALISTS SELECTEDEdit

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 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 in the fall quarter of the 2015-16 academic year. The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition.

Please upload the application documents: 1. In 500 words or less, explain your general interest in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute and describe how your research interests can shed new light on our thematic focus: "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." 2. In 300 words or less, select a gender focused current event and, using research, formulate an opinion piece. Make an argument for the way the general public should think about the event or issue you selected. 3. In 1000 words or less, single-spaced and including all notes and bibliography and provide an abstract that summarizes your dissertation. 4. Provide a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages. 5.Two letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation are submitted via Interfolio. Do not submit more than two letters of recommendation. Only the first two letters submitted will be considered.

Stanford University (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2014 - 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 renewal for a third year). Fellows will teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and discuss topics of mutual interest. It is expected that Fellows will be in residence during the term of their appointment. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its intellectual life.

Eligible fields for the 2014 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2015): Classics, Linguistics, and Philosophy

Candidates for this year’s competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2015.

The stipend for 2014-15 is $66,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer assistance, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.

Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit http://mellonfellows.stanford.edu/ or contact us at mellonfellows@stanford.edu

  • --I'm having some serious problems with the online application system. When I try to add additional recommenders info, it just *replaces* the info for the one I just added and doesn't *add* further recommenders. And when I try to submit the application, it tells me I don't have the proper number of recommenders (it thinks I just have one, 3 are required). My email to Stanford hasn't been answered yet. Anyone ran into this issue? Thanks!
  • -UPDATE: I resolved my own issue (see above) by having interfolio upload the letters.
  • Curious to hear if anyone knows the timeline for finding out? 12/16
  • Last year fellows were notified in early March.
  • Email: finalists have been selected, results will be announced "in the coming weeks" (my field is Classics) 2/5/15
  • Q: Did the email tell you that you were among the finalists? Or was it a rejection email? 
  • fwiw, I've heard nothing either way (philosophy). 2/6/15 x2
  • A: It said I was among the finalists. The email came from the Fellowship directors, not the hosting department. 2/6/15 (x2)
  • rejection by email. 3/315 (I was not a finalist). Over 400 applicants for 4 awards.
  • Offer made and accepted (3/5/2015)

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in Africa, 2015-2016 - Deadline: 27 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline. The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2015. The recipient may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree by the time of the appointment. Scholars trained in disciplines other than History (including, for example, Art History, Political Science, and Music) whose work engages in historical analysis are welcome to apply.

  • Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/27224. Please submit a cover letter, CV, two-page description of your research plans, drafts of two course syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to Interfolio. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 – $60,000, health coverage, and a $1,500 research fund. Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program) at burcak at stanford dot edu.

Stanford University (CA) - Stanford Storytelling Project, Fellow - Deadline: 26 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program, which is part of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment.

The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information about SSP and its mission is at http://storytelling.stanford.edu.

The SSP Fellow will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his/her own courses, participate in professional development through SSP and the Oral Communication Program, collaborate with faculty across the university, and, through the events series, engage with some of the best storytellers in the country. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to help produce, with other SSP staff and students, stories for large live and radio audiences.

Requirements include: Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, Performance, or Documentary Studies. 2-3 years experience teaching college-level courses, mentoring others in creating stories for recorded media or live performance, and some form of media production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and/or multimedia storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage workshops and/or media production.

For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/25649.

  • Please include a letter of application (outlining your experience and interests in the teaching of storytelling), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a teaching philosophy statement. For full consideration of an application, all required materials must be uploaded to Interfolio by 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on September 26, 2014.
  • Also posted at CreativeWriting 2015

Stanford University (CA) - Thinking Matters Fellowships - Deadline: 27 Feb. 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Thinking Matters Fellows. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Teaching Positions for the Freshman Liberal Education Requirement. 2015-16

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8 positions to teach Thinking Matters, a 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 relevant background in Quantitative methods (in any field); Political Science; Biology; Asian and African Studies; History (American and European); Social Science (anthropology, communication, linguistics, and sociology); Narrative and Aesthetic Inquiry. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2009 and no later than June 2015.

Fellows will be placed on 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, 2015 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $59,000 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 must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. For information on selecting courses for 2015-16 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship .

  • Applications will open December 15, 2014, and close February 27, 2015, and must be submitted through Interfolio. We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2015, and continue until all positions are filled. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
  • Link to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/28038
  • Any word? (3/18)?
    • Nothing yet as of 3/20 X2
    • Still nothing as of 3/29 (also 3/31)
    • Any word? (4/7)
    • Nothing (4/8) x2
    • I emailed on Monday inquiring about application status and have had no response. x1
      • Thanks for doing this. Please let us know what they say
      • Initial phone interviews took place between 4/2 and 4/7. (Not the OP but I have a friend involved with the program.) If you weren't contacted for one of these, unfortunately, it's likely that you're no longer being considered. They have only 5 positions and had 400+ applicants most of them in the humanities. **Edit: It probably is 8 positions. Job description is more reliable than word-of-mouth. Still huge odds!**
      • ARGH - thanks for the update. I'll stop checking the spam folder!
  • 4/16 - Just received an unsolicited e-mail saying that they have received an enormous number of applicants and appreciate our patience as they decide who to move to the next stage. Not sure what to make of the e-mail. Maybe the initial applicants are getting other offers? 
  • Rejection emailed via Interfolio - 400+ applicants for 5 positions. *womp womp* (4/16)
  • Received email request for a phone interview.  "[Y]our application has been selected to be moved to the next stage of the search." (4/20) In response to the question below, I have my Ph.D. in hand.
  • Out of curiosity, if you've gotten a phone interview could you post whether you're PhD in hand already or ABD? I'm ABD and got a straight-up rejection despite many years of interdisciplinary teaching experience, and I'm wondering if not having it in hand was my major problem.
  • More curiosity: those of you who got interview offers (either the mysterious 4/2-4/7 interviews, or the email on 4/20 requesting an interview), would you mind telling us your general disciplines? I know it's very much about the fit between applicant and open position, and I'm curious to know whether they've already done the humanities/bio sciences/etc. Thank you! (not that it'll do much good, I am still just going to be sad as I personally haven't heard anything other than "stay tuned" on 4/16).  (4/21)
  • I had a phone interview on 4/6 for the "Narrative and Aesthetic Inquiry" cluster. My PhD is in English and I received it last spring. I haven't heard anything positive or negative since, FWIW. (4/23)
  • Have offers been made? Is this search over? (5/12)
  • I received one of the stay tuned e-mails on 4/16, and have heard nothing since --- not even when I e-mailed to withdraw my application because I got a different position (5/12)
  • Rejection email saying that they have now completed the search. (5/18)

SUNY Binghamton (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's and Gender History - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2015  - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Journal of Women’s History and Binghamton University History Department welcome applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship exploring the intersections of gender and global history, beginning in the fall of 2015. During the one-year in residence appointment, the successful applicant will teach one course per semester and offer a university-wide public lecture, with the remaining time devoted to scholarly research and writing. After satisfying peer review requirements, the revised talk will be published as lead article in the Journal

The search committee encourages candidates whose research explores the embodied histories of the global past, considering women as historical subjects as well as gender and sexuality as historical systems. We are especially interested in scholars whose spatial framework transcends national borders to focus on the movement of gendered bodies in transnational arenas, whether through migration, trafficking, travel, imperial politics, slavery, or other processes of exchange.

Candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD by July 1, 2015, or have received the PhD no earlier than the fall semester of 2011. The annual salary is $45,000, plus benefits.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.  Deadline for Internal Applicants:  2/11/15; Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled. Applicants will submit a CV; a 2000-word statement detailing the significance of the research project to be developed during the fellowship tenure; three letters of recommendation; and possible course offerings. Materials must be submitted through http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/ by February 28, 2015.  Please direct any questions about the fellowship to jwh@binghamton.edu.  

Texas Tech University (TX) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Texas History - Deadline: 8 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of History at Texas Tech University seeks applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Texas history to begin August 2015. The appointment will continue for two academic years, ending in May 2017. We seek to attract an outstanding teacher and scholar in the history of Texas and the U.S. Southwest. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including at least one History of Texas survey course and one U.S. History survey, and possibly one advanced undergraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also work with the department in its efforts to strengthen partnerships with the Southwest Collection / Special Collections Library, the West Texas Historical Association, the National Ranching Heritage Center, and other entities. Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment.

All interested applicants must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers (requisition number #3009BR). Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, c.v., and a sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Miguel Levario, Chair of Search Committee, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Texas History, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013.

  • Review of applications will begin on April 8.

Tulane University (LA) - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2015-2016, three with program administration duties and one with light teaching. Applications from the social and historical sciences in the fields of international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, political sociology, and policy studies are encouraged. Latin American expertise and Spanish or Portuguese fluency required. Fellows will be selected based on intellectual merit, experience, the potential impact of their planned research for CIPR programs, and teaching needs of the host department.

Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits. In addition to their planned research, applicants must be prepared to carry out either program administration or adjunct teaching responsibilities. In the program administration track, fellows will be expected to work with CIPR's director to develop programmatic content and projects in Inter-American relations, comparative political economy, citizenship rights, human development, and others. The other fellowship carries a one course per semester adjunct teaching load in the department of the fellow's primary discipline and in the candidate's major subfields, without administrative responsibilities. In both cases, specific responsibilities will be defined jointly during the initial phase of the appointment. Applicants must plan to complete their Ph.D. no later than May 2015. Recent graduates with no longer than three years since receiving their Ph.D. are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Application must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting http://apply.interfolio.com/27689 and must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your research interests and fit to the program and teaching experience, a graduate transcript, two recommendation letters, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations if available. For further information please contact Ludovico Feoli, Director, Center for Inter-American Policy Research. Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2015 until the positions are filled.

Tulane University (LA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (English) - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department of the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a one-year position (possibly renewable for a second year) as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, beginning July 1, 2015, for the academic year 2015-2016. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2015 and not before September 1, 2012. They must show remarkable promise as researchers and teachers. 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 Tulane 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 innovative 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 letters of recommendation are due online via Interfolio by December 15, 2014. To apply please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/27221. For information, contact Mike Kuczynski, Chair, English Department at mkuczyn@tulane.edu.
  • -Anyone hear anything? (2/28) 
  • -Nothing yet. (3/1)
  • -Contacted chair. Finalists will be notified by March 20. Decisions made first week in April. 
  • Any finalists notified yet? (3/19)
  • Has anyone heard? Does not hearing mean that one is no longer being considered?
  • Not notified and assume that means out of running (if they stuck to their deadline of March 20th.)
  • Has anyone received a rejection? Have any finalists been notified? I called in the middle of last week (i.e. after the March 20 deadline) and was told by an administrative assistant that decisions had not been made. Just wondering if there's any news from the ether...
  • I called yesterday (4/8) and was told decisions hadn't been made. I couldn't get a clear answer on whether interviews were underway, or whether there would even be interviews. Has anyone heard anything or been asked to interview?
  • So we know the schedules above haven't been correct. Has anyone had at least an invitation to interview? (4/20)
  • Skype interview requested (4/24)
  • Skype interview requested (4/24)

Tulane University (LA) - Newcomb College Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Spring 2015) - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2014 - OFFER MADEEdit

This is a full-time, six-month position (January-June 2015). The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks a postdoctoral fellow for the spring semester 2015 whose research takes an intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexuality, ethnic, community and national identities interact. We are interested in applications from those in history, political science, American studies, women's studies, law, literature, or other related fields.

The fellow will do his or her academic research, present his or her work at a public lecture, perhaps teach one course, and join the interdisciplinary intellectual community at Tulane University. We also ask the fellow to work closely with one to two undergraduate students to development research projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated research interests that take an intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexuality, ethnic, community and national identities interact. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and take initiative

Minimum Education: PhD in history, political science, American studies, women's studies, law, literature, or other related fields

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of political constituencies in New Orleans and/or the Gulf South. Previous experience with research and writing on the legal profession.

  • See also ad at H-NET
  • Deadline: Nov. 2 2014.
  • [OFFER MADE posted in header 12/11]

Tulane University (LA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Freshman Writing Program - Deadline: 31 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Freshman Writing Program at Tulane University seeks post-doctoral fellows for Fall 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any Humanities discipline with degree in hand by July 1, 2015 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, 2015. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. Experience teaching composition.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send via Interfolio a letter of application and vita by March 31, 2015: http://apply.interfolio.com/29002
  • Generic Interfolio rejection (05/04)

United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) - Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, plans to offer 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015/2016-2016/2017 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun research activities in Israel prior to the application date are not eligible. 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.

  • Applications for 2015/2016-2016/2017 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2014. The full Program announcement is available at http://bit.ly/1gQPnZX. Potential candidates may contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (jstavsky@fulbright.org.il; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.

University of Adelaide (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 - Deadline: 13 June 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Adelaide is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows. These appointments will focus on the ‘Change’ Program, investigating the drivers of change in society-wide emotional regimes, and the power of collective emotions to produce major cultural, social, political and economic change.

Research Fellowship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 (Ref 492357)

Focusing on Early Modern Europe (excluding Britain) this Postdoctoral Research Fellowship will be awarded to an individual with proven capacity for research in this area and strong potential to contribute to the ‘Change’ program generally. Applicants for this position are invited to submit a brief (i.e. two-page) proposal for the research they would carry out under the fellowship.

Working under the leadership of Professor David Lemmings, you will have a PhD in History or a related discipline (awarded within the last five years) and relevant publications. You will be expected to participate in the full range of activities of the University of Adelaide Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). If you are an innovative enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated track record in early modern or eighteenth-century studies and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This fixed-term, full-time position is available for three years, commencing by the beginning of 2015.

Salary: AUD $75,111 per annum (Level A, Step 6).

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% applies.

University of Adelaide (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Emotional History of Law, Government and Society in Britain, 1700-1830 - Deadline: 13 June 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Adelaide is seeking to appoint two three-year post-doctoral research fellows. These appointments will focus on the ‘Change’ Program, investigating the drivers of change in society-wide emotional regimes, and the power of collective emotions to produce major cultural, social, political and economic change.

Research Fellowship in the Emotional History of Law, Government and Society in Britain, 1700-1830. (Ref 492361)

Focusing on the role of Emotion in the English Criminal Courts, 1700-1830, this Postdoctoral Research Fellowship will be awarded to an individual with strong aptitude for research in this area and the potential to contribute to the ‘Change’ program generally. The successful candidate will contribute substantially to a collaborative project focussing on the emotional styles of English criminal trials during a period when the incursion of lawyers transformed their culture.

Working under the leadership of Professor David Lemmings, you will have a PhD in History or a related discipline (awarded within the last five years) and relevant publications. You will be expected to participate in the full range of activities of the University of Adelaide Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). If you are an innovative enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated track record in early modern or eighteenth-century studies and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary research you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This fixed-term, full-time position is available for three years, commencing by the beginning of 2015.

Salary: AUD $75,111 per annum (Level A, Step 6).

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% applies.

University of Alberta (CAN) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship - “Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America" - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

We invite applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship, attached to the SSHRC-Funded Project “Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America: Networks, Localities and Material Culture, c. 1700s-1900s” led from the University of Alberta. Relevant fields of expertise include Canadian History, Native Studies, Material Culture Studies, Anthropology or Art History, with specialist expertise in northern North America and an interest in global history, or other specialisms directly pertinent to this project. The focus of our interdisciplinary research is to illuminate, in new ways, the global circulation of material culture from and through northern North America – and the ways in which this phenomenon has been and is being understood.

The tenure of this 2-year position begins 1 April 2015. The start date ensures that the post-doctoral fellow may participate in the first workshop at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, UK.

We seek candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to defend by January 30, 2015 must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming the timeline for completion.

The successful post-doctoral fellow will be an integral part of the SSHRC-funded research project, assisting with research coordination and selected research activities; these tasks will be in addition to the individual research program undertaken by the post-doctoral fellow. Further information on the SSHRC-funded project or about this position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator Prof Beverly Lemire: beverly.lemire@ualberta.ca and by accessing the (temporary) project website: http://tinyurl.com/ObjectLivesPostDoc

The salary rate is $38,000 including benefits for year 1 and $40,000 including benefits for year 2. Travel and accommodation costs for two scheduled workshops (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford and McCord Museum, Montreal) are provided. Candidates must be prepared to attend both workshops in April 2015 and spring 2016. Additional research funds are available amounting to $4000 for the duration.

The application package must include a covering letter; a CV; a statement of research experience (maximum 2 pages); and a statement of the proposed research program, including the ways it may complement the SSHRC-funded project. The application package should be submitted by email to project administrator Julie-Ann Mercer at: julie-ann.mercer@ualberta.ca

Applicants must also ensure that 3 letters of reference are received by the deadline, sent separately by their referees either electronically to beverly.lemire@ualberta.ca

Materials sent by mail can be directed to the project PI: Prof Beverly Lemire, Department of History & Classics, 2-28 Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H4

  • Deadline for application: 15 January 2015. Results will be announced in early February 2015.

University of Bristol (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in History of Medicine - Deadline 1 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 3-year research postdoc on the 'Life of Breath' project
  • The Life of Breath project proposes that breathing and breathlessness can only be understood fully by drawing not only on physiological and pathological information, but also on cultural, historical and phenomenological sources. The key goal of the project is to use medical humanities to inform interventions in diseases in which breathlessness is a symptom
  • Applicants are expected to pursue a three-year project of research within the medical history research strand of the ‘Life of Breath’ project. Because its defining symptom is breathlessness, it provides an important and prevalent standard to focus clinical attention. Historical texts pertaining to breathing problems, including bronchitis and emphysema, texts documenting advances in pathology and medical diagnostic tools, and more recent clinical guidelines for COPD, will be analysed. Mapping the historical trajectory of the medical understanding of this prevalent cause of mild to severe breathlessness will illuminate, and be illuminated by, literary and cultural history, and provide an important comparator to the patient experience.
  • Informal enquiries about this 3 year project starting from 1 March 2015 can be made to Havi.Carel@bristol.ac.uk. Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2015
    • Intend to interview 20 Feb.

University of California (CA) - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs (2015-2016) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 - OFFERS MADEEdit

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

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at $42,000 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.

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 campus where the proposed UC faculty mentor is located. Applicants may apply to only one University of California campus. The following UC campuses sponsor chancellor's fellowships: UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; UC Irvine Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; UC Irvine Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society; UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

APPLICATION. Apply online at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu

How to Apply FAQs

  • DEADLINE: November 1, 2014.
  • Anybody heard any updates? If the past couple of years' date are anything to go by, we should start hearing something soon?
  • Yeah, past couple of years phone calls started in mid February.
  • Please post if anyone hears of anybody getting an acceptance call! [2/9]
  • I heard that they were reviewing panels on Friday the 5th and they usually contact people a week or two after. I contacted the office to ask for a status update last week and they said they didnt have any info but to check back on or after the 15th. (2/9)
  • Just got a phone call offering me the postdoc, official letters will go out next week (2/10).
  • To the poster above: who did you receive the call from? The UC faculty who sponsored your? Or someone from the President's or Chancellor's office? Other? Thanks in advance. 
  • call was from Kimbery Adkinson in the UCOP
  • 10 people were given offers for the Social Sciences (2/10) 
  • Were only those in the Social Sciences notified today? (2/10)
  • Congratulations and thanks to those who let us know! It's better to know than to keep waiting (2/11)
  • As I am out of the country and not reachable at the phone number I listed, I called to check on the status on my application. The woman I spoke with was very nice and happy to check my status. I wasn't among those chosen for the president's but she said that since I applied to a campus where there is a chancellor's that I am in that pool, which includes all applicants to that campus not selected for a president's (i.e. there have been no cuts made within that pool). The Chancellors' fellowships won't be announced until late March. (2/11)X2
  • I called & the woman (she is very nice) told me that there were 690 applicants this year-the most they've ever had. I'm out of the running for both the President's & the Chancellor's. Not surprised since I'm in the humanities & it was a long shot anyway for my field. Congratulations to those who were notified & good luck to everyone still in the running for the Chancellor's. (2/11)
  • How many people on here got calls and what fields are you in?
  •                         I am in Anthropology x1
  • Has anyone heard any news re: any of the Chancellor's postdocs? An email in response to your request? A phone call? A more generic email? I only applied to a specific Chancellor's postdoc, and I haven't heard anything at all yet. (3/4)
  • When I emailed to inquire about the President's postdoc (rejected), I was informed that I was still in the running for a Chancellor's postdoc. It seems offers will be made by 3/31, so if you haven't heard something by then, I'd call. (3/5)
  • Anyone heard any Chancellor's updates? (3/20) (03/23)
  • From what I understand from their office the review panel is still working on decisions - they have untill 3/31 - not sure if decisions will be called or emailed.
  • Has anyone received Chancellor's updates? (3/26)  
  • I just talked to the office and they confirmed that the due date for the schools to make the decision is 3/31 and that the selected fellows would be informed sometime thereafter. (3/26)
  • Any new developments? (3/31)
  • I was told by the office that calls have been gone out to awardees. If you didn't recieve a call, "it is unlikely that you will be offered a fellowship." It's possible that this was specifically about the Irvine chancellor's fellowship, but I suspect it is all of them. (3/31)
  • I spoke with a woman at the office today -- UCDavis has not reached any decisions yet (4/1) x2
  • just called UC Davis - a woman there said that it hasn't been decided yet (4/2)
  • received an email saying davis and ucla haven't been decided yet and berkeley, irvine, and sd are in the process of contacting awardees (4/2)
  • Received a rejection (4/2) x2 (via email)
  • UC Davis acceptance letters came out by email this morning (4/20)

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships In Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy - Deadline: 09 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 2015-2016 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships In Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2015-16 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.

For more information, please visit: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/ciriacy.php

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have recently completed all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in related field by the appointment start date.

Appointment: The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2015. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. This is a full time appointment.

Salary and Benefits: The fellowship is $56,902 annually. Generous benefits are included: (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs).

To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/530206

Interested individuals must include: a 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor; your current C.V.; 1 paragraph abstract; research proposal not to exceed 10 pages; 1 or more recent publications and 3 letters of reference.

  • The deadline for applications is 12/9/14. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Ruxin Liu at ruxinl@berkeley.edu. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border Studies - Deadline: 6 Feb. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North- South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial--and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History, English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015 and Comparative 2015
  • Additional materials requested (2/26)
  • Did they request the materials directly from you, or did your referees tell you? 
  • Requested writing sample directly and letters from referees x 2
  • Any rejection received?
  • Nothing here. (3/4)
  • Those who have had nibbles, would you mind disclosing field (in broad terms)? 
  • anyone invited for an interview?
  • Corresponded with the HR administrator yesterday; she said the committee is still reviewing apps (I had additional materials requested) (3/18)
  • Did anyone get a rejection e-mail? I haven't heard anything,good or bad. (4/1) X2
  • Skype Interview Request 4/2
  • rejection e-mail recevied 4/13 x2 - 200 applicants

University of California, Merced (CA) - Post-Doctoral Scholars - Center for the Humanities - AY 2015-17 - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Center for the Humanities will appoint two post-doctoral fellows for 2015-2017. During their two-year appointment, they will pursue a research program on "Water: http://crha.ucmerced.edu/node/107;" participate in the bi-weekly Merced Seminar in the Humanities and Center programming, as well as working groups and other collaborations within and beyond the humanities, with the support of the Center; offer a seminar paper at least once; offer one public presentation in an off campus location; work with faculty to plan our biennial conference on the theme; and develop a project that will reach a non-academic audience through digital or paper publication and/or through performance, exhibition, or collaboration.

Ph.D. in a humanities discipline or in an interdisciplinary program granted between 2011 and 2015. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015.

A record of outstanding scholarship evidenced by publications, awards, and conference presentations.

Experience in developing public humanities projects or community-engaged research.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Research project description - A clearly articulated research project on the theme of "Water" with a timeline, benchmarks, anticipated outcomes, and a plan for dissemination of the research (500 words).
List of UCM potential mentors - One or two potential mentors identified among our faculty with a description of how that faculty member will impact their research program (250 words).
Plan and Budget - A plan for a public humanities project on the theme of "Water" with a timeline, a strategy for engaging with an audience or constituency beyond the university , a description of anticipated outcomes, and a budget (up to $5,000) (500 words).
List of 3 references
Cover Letter
(Optional) Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

LINK: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00172

  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open Jan 26, 2015 through Feb 25, 2015.
  • Any news on this?

University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities- Research Associate - Deadline: 10 May 2015Edit

  • Two 3.5-year postdoctoral research associate positions "to join the AHRC funded project, Making Visible, the Visual and Graphic Practices of the Royal Society led by Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (History of Science) and based at CRASSH.  The project will run for four years from March 2015 to February 2019 and the positions will be held for 3.5 years ending no later than the project end date of February 2019."
  • Applicants must possess:
  • A good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research
  • Research experience in early modern science and/or art and/or archives, and/or visual culture
  • Familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology (e.g. databases)
  • Familiarity with image research, academic blogs and podcasts
  • Experience in presenting research findings to both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences
  • Experience or ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives/projects
  • Fluency in English and reading proficiency in Latin and/or at least one modern language relevant to the project's research
  • Applications should be made via the CRASSH website www.crassh.cam.ac.uk by 12pm midday on 10 May 2015.  Please note that this is an extension of the deadline to previously advertised roles.  All applications received by the previous deadline as well as those received in response to this call are still in contention.  Please quote reference VM05464 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 10 May 2015.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Christ's College - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 30 October 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 4-year Junior Research Fellowship
  • This year’s award will be tenable from not later than 1 October 2015 and is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas: Anglo- Saxon, Norse & Celtic; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; Law; Philosophy; Politics, Sociology or International Studies. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Christ’s College website at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf
  • A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 January 2014. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • Reports from two referees must also be received by this date for the application to be eligible. Further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2014.
  • Nicely worded email rejection (11/11) x7

University of Cambridge (UK) - Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards, Selwyn, St Edwards and Trinity Hall Colleges - Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 16 November 2014 - OFFER MADE (SELWYN)Edit

  • The six Colleges invite applications for twelve Junior Research Fellowships which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2015.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Junior Research Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university who have recently or are about to complete their doctorates.
    • Successful candidates will normally have submitted their theses by the commencement of the Fellowship.
    • The statements of research should be no more than 1,000 words outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications, if requested, and the research they propose to do if elected. Please note that it will be read by people outside, as well as within, the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
    • Written material is not required at this stage, but it is essential to have written work readily accessible, because those candidates whose applications are selected for further assessment will be invited by 9 January 2015 to submit a copy of their chosen written work electronically. This must be received no later than 5pm on Sunday, 18 January 2015. Please ensure that your contact details on your application are kept up to date (preferably giving your e-mail, mobile, or telephone details).
    • The Colleges are concerned with the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted but, in order that an informed assessment may be made, it is important that sufficient material should be available. The work for submission to external assessors should be in the region of 12,000 words and no more than 20,000 words at the absolute maximum.
    • Submitted work should normally be in English but if candidates intend to submit work in a foreign language, they should give notice by indicating this on the Application Form where they enter the title of the work.
  • Churchill: Two stipendiary Fellowship in the following Arts subjects: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, AMES, History, Social Anthropology, History of Science, Classics (archaeology and ancient history focus), one of which is part funded by the Isaac Newton Trust. One stipendiary Jeffrey Rubinoff Research Fellowship in Art as a Source of Knowledge with a focus on the visual arts. This Junior Research Fellowship was generously endowed by the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation. Further details are available by clicking here. One stipendiary Fellowship in the Sciences.
  • Fitzwilliam: One stipendiary Fellowship in the following subject areas: Business and Management, Divinity, Economics, History & Philosophy of Science, Human, Social & Political Sciences, Land Economy, Law, Philosophy.
  • Murray Edwards: One non-stipendiary Fellowship in the Arts. One stipendiary Fellowship in Sciences. The College is particularly interested in receiving applications from those specialising in Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, but all science subjects will be considered
  • Selwyn: One stipendiary Trevelyan Fellowship in in the following subjects: Archaeology (including Classical Archaeology); Economics; Education; History (including Ancient History); Human, Social and Political Science; Land Economy; Law & Criminology; (Philosophy and) History & Philosophy of Science; Social Anthropology.
  • St Edwards: One stipendiary Fellowship (The Toby Jackman Newton Trust Research Fellowship) which is open to candidates who will carry out research in any field within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Trinity Hall: One stipendiary Fellowship in the following Arts subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Classics, Education, English, Linguistics, MML (Modern and Medieval Languages), Music. One stipendiary Fellowship in Science subjects (including Mathematics, Medicine and Engineering). One stipendiary Fellowship, solely restricted to the field of Medical Law and Ethics.
  • Applications must be submitted on-line by 5pm on Sunday, 16 November 2014.
  • Two reports from independent referees, both of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted through the website by 5pm on Friday, 21 November 2014. One of these referees should normally be your PhD supervisor.
  • Candidates will be selected to send samples of written work by 5pm on Sunday, 18 January 2015.
  • Candidates will be called to interview (by Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College, St Edmund's College or Trinity Hall) in early March 2015. Churchill College does not interview candidates.
  • Elections will be made no later than 24 March 2015.
  • Invited to sumbit written materials (13 January) x6
  • But damned if I can work out how to do it online...x2 (I guess the other candidates following this thread aren't about to jump in to help us pass the idiot test!) UPDATE: they are having technical problems, which is why the site is not currently working.
  • Email rejection; over 1200 applicants (15 Jan)
  • Has anyone heard anything after submitting additional materials? (2/25)
    • Not beyond a 2/23 email confirming that assessments of the written work will now be submitted to internal evaluators. x 2
    • Has anyone been invited to interview? (3/4)
    • Have any offers been made yet? (3/10)
    • Has anyone heard anything since the 2/23 email? Confirmation of other having heard nothing would also be of interest. (3/11)
      • Nothing here. (3/11) x3
      • I contacted Ms. Caulfield, the fellowship secretary this past week. She informed me that we would all be notified this coming week as to the final outcome. Good luck! 3/15
    • Selwyn interviews held 03/13; offer made
    • Nicely worded rejection email 03/19

University of Cambridge (UK) - Clare College - Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 8 December 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 3-year Junior Research Fellowships in the Arts, to begin 1 Oct 2015
  • The successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level. It is expected that the candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last year.
  • Candidates who have undertaken more than four years full-time research in The Arts will have the opportunity to present their case during the application process. The College is prepared to consider exceptions.
  • It is anticipated that the successful candidate will carry out full-time research for 37.5 per week. Research Fellows may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term. They will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT 8 Dec. 2014
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 23 January 2015 and asked to submit copies of their written works.
  • email rejection (1/22) x 2, 600 applicants 

University of Cambridge (UK) - Clare Hall - Isaac Newton-Ann Johnson Research Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year "Research Fellowship, co-funded by the Newton Trust, for a period of three years from 1 October 2015. The Fellowship is open to graduates working in any field in the Humanities"
  • The Research Fellowship is primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish and pursue their research in a supportive academic environment. The Research Fellow will become a member of the College’s Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees as appropriate. Candidates are expected to have recently completed or be about to complete their PhD. Candidates may not already have held a Stipendiary Research Fellowship at an Oxford or Cambridge College. Research Fellows are required to live in Cambridge during Full Term but leave may be granted to work away if necessary.
  • The new Research Fellow will be expected to undertake up to four hours of small-group teaching a week for Robinson College in a mutually agreed area of interest. This would not be a binding contractual agreement and teaching will be remunerated separately.
  • Applications will be examined by experts in the fields concerned and by the Fellowship Committee. The final choice, however, will be made by the Governing Body, and the research proposal should therefore be written so as to convey to the non-specialist something of the interest and importance of the topic.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work for consideration and be called for interview. The College is unable to pay expenses incurred in attending interviews.
  • Candidates must submit a C.V., Personal Statement and a Statement of Research as part of their online application. The names of two referees, who will be contacted automatically to provide references by a specified deadline, will also be required. The College will NOT solicit references. It is therefore the candidate's responsibility to insert the email addresses of referees on the on-line application: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/inajrf.aspx
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015
  • It is expected that the Governing Body of the College will make an election in mid-June 2015.
  • Anyone know if they've begun requesting additional materials from applicants for this fellowship? (4/21)

University of Cambridge (UK) - Emmanuel College - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Unspecified number of 3-year Junior Research Fellowships, to begin 1 Oct. 2015
  • 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).
  • 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, 2013. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • For details please see http://resfell.emma.cam.ac.uk/rf_2015/...Applications must be submitted online
  • Deadline: 17:00 BST, 2 Oct. 2014.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (14/11)
  • Rejection [via e-mail] (18/11) x6
  • Did anyone get notification of longlist? Haven't heard anything yet either way. (19/11)
  • Offer made and accepted (19/01).

University of Cambridge (UK) - Gonville and Caius College - Humanities JRFs - Deadline: 30 September 2014 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Unspecified number of 4-year Junior Research Fellowships in the Humanities, to begin between 1 July and 1 October 2015
  • Candidates should be university graduates or research students who have either submitted their doctoral dissertation after 30 September 2013 or are able to include in their application a substantial draft of all or part of their projected dissertation, which is yet to be submitted. Those who have been engaged in full-time research for more than four years should explain in detail the reasons for delayed submission of their doctoral dissertation.
  • Research Fellowships are awarded to men or women judged to be the most able with an exceptionally strong academic record who have demonstrated outstanding capacity to conduct original and innovative doctoral research in science or the humanities. Those to whom Research Fellowships are awarded are about to complete or have just completed a Ph.D. thesis or the equivalent. The College entertains applications in all academic disciplines.
  • The initial review of applications will be undertaken by Fellows in the candidate’s field; this will involve consideration of the CV, research work to date, proposed area of study during the Research Fellowship and of the quality of the references provided. Applications are then considered by sub-committees in the Arts and Sciences with responsibility for drawing up a shortlist of candidates whose work is sent to expert readers for further assessment. A small number of strongly recommended candidates are then invited for interview.
  • Prospective candidates should be aware that the College requires the submission of the written work the candidates would wish to be read by assessors at the same time as the application; although there is some variation between disciplines, it is generally expected that the work submitted will be at least 30,000 words in length, including in some cases a complete PhD of about 80,000 words, and/or published work. The main body of written work must be submitted in English, apart from quotations.
  • Full details of our application procedures for 2015 are now available online at https://rfc.cai.cam.ac.uk/
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
  • Election 16 Jan "and candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview that day if so required. Candidates who are offered a Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College will be required to accept or decline the offer immediately."
  • Anyone heard anything yet? Election (rejection?) day approacheth. (x2)
  • Email informing me about having reached the final stage of shortlisting and invitation to interview on Friday, January 16, at the college in Cambridge.
  • Have any offers been made? If so, in what field?
  • Yes, offers have been made right after the interviews. I can't speak to the fields, though.
  • The fields are: History of British India, Islamic Studies, Electrical Engineering and Theoretical Physics.

University of Cambridge (UK) - History Faculty Leverhulme Trust Research Assistant - Deadline: 1 September 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year Leverhulme Trust Research Assistant in Early Modern French History, with an empahsis on the history of medicine, science and consumption
  • The post is available from 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2017. This is a post-doctoral position and it is expected that candidates will either have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD dissertation. Appointments will be made on the Research Assistant (grade 5) or Research Associate (grade 7) salary scales.
  • The post is part of a research project 'Selling exotic plant products in Paris, 1670-1730', funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. The successful applicant will work alongside the Principal Investigator, Dr Emma Spary, and a doctoral student to conduct research on the trade and consumption of exotic plant products in Paris and Versailles around 1700. The appointee will be resident in Paris for the purposes of carrying out archival research for 18 months of the project's run time, and would be jointly responsible with the Principal Investigator for organising a workshop and preparing an edited volume based on the papers presented at it. For the remainder of the project he or she will be based in central Cambridge.
  • The successful applicant will have fluent French skills, and knowledge of Latin is desirable but not essential. She or he will also be familiar with archival work and early modern palaeography. A background in the history of science or medicine is desirable but not essential. Research of international standing will be expected, with evidence of published output. To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4600. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae. Samples of written work will not be requested unless the candidate is short-listed. Informal enquiries may be made to the Faculty's HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (email: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350). Interviews for this post will take place early to mid-September. Please quote reference JJ03968 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2014.

University of Cambridge - King's College (UK) - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 11 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • King's College wishes to appoint, with effect from 1st October 2015, Junior Research Fellows in the following three fields: (i) Biological Sciences; (ii) International Law and the History of Political Thought; (iii) Economics, Philosophy, and the History & Philosophy of Science. A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2015 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2013).
  • Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King's College websitehttp://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/junior-research-fellowships.html
  • [from full details]
    The Junior Research Fellowship in International Law and the History of Political Thought will be funded jointly by the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) with further support from King’s College. This will be a fixed-term position with a particular focus on the Intellectual History of International Law, over two years. The arrangement may be extendable up to a maximum of a further two years if further funding can be raised. The Lauterpacht Centre will provide a workspace for the successful candidate, who will be involved in a publications project in the area of the intellectual history of international law run by the Lauterpacht Centre and POLIS. The Junior Research Fellowships in Biological Sciences and in Economics, Philosophy, and the History & Philosophy of Science are funded solely by King’s College, and will be based in the College, although the candidate for Biological Sciences position will need to find a laboratory offering the facilities needed for his/her research. The areas of research for both these positions are open and are to be stated by the candidates, within the parameters of the titles.
  • The stipend attached to all Junior Research Fellowships is £19,705.27 (pre award of doctorate) rising each year to a maximum of £25,361.73, according to age and academic qualification. Additional payment is made for teaching.
  • Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2015 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2013).
  • Before the closing date, applicants must complete all sections of the online Fellowship Application and upload onto the website (PDF only) the following:
  • A curriculum vitae (of no more than four A4 sides) including details of higher education, degrees awarded, positions held and a list of publications.
  • A document (of no more than three A4 sides in length) containing a statement of current research and proposed research to be undertaken during the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation. Each referee will be asked to provide the names of two further readers, not in the candidate's institution, to whom work might be sent if the candidate is long-listed. It is the duty of the candidate to ensure that the referees submit the references and the names of readers before the closing date.
  • Your referees will need to provide their references through the FAS website. They will be sent an email containing a link to do this. Referees unable to submit references electronically via the FAS website may write directly to the Provost's Personal Assistant, King's College, Cambridge or email jrf.kings@casc.cam.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 11 Sept. 2014.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Lucy Cavendish College - Alice Tong Sze Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Arts - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One post-doctoral fellowship, for one year in the first instance, with possibility of renewal for up to three years total, to begin Oct. 2015
  • The position is only open to women (The College has exemption from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 relating to sex discrimination) who hold PhDs (The successful candidate must hold a doctorate at the time of the start of the appointment in October 2015.)
  • ALICE TONG SZE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP is for research in the arts, especially languages, in a research area that relates scholarship to current issues facing the world.
  • Application details can be found at http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk. In any communication, candidates should state clearly for which Research Fellowship they wish to apply.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications and references is Noon Monday 1st December 2014.
  • Interviews will be held in the week of 26th January 2015.
  • Rejection email:  24/1

University of Cambridge (UK) - Magdalene College - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 17 November 2014 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Two 3-year stipendary research fellowships, to begin 1 Oct. 2015
  • The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities
  • 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. The current gross stipend (2014-15) for a Research Fellow is £21,165 p.a.
  • Research Fellow will receive all the privileges associated with an Official Fellowship and; in the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D. degree, the College may pay certain approved University Fees.
  • For additional information and further details on how to apply please visit the Magdalene College website at www.magd.cam.ac.uk
  • Deadline: noon 17 Nov. 2014.
  • Email that I made it into the next round and request for dissertation (01/06/2015)
  • were you a candidate for the Nevile or Lumley? 
  • Ah, sorry, I should have mentioned that. I am a candidate for Lumley.
  • Any rejections received?
  • Interview invitation via email (Lumley) 1/22
  • Offers were accepted last week. [posted Feb. 10]

University of Cambridge (UK) - Magdalene College - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

  • One 3-year (Mellon) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in history, starting on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The post is in connection with the research programme on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The programme is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and is coordinated by Professor Emma Rothschild. For further information about the programme see http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/exel/. The Fellowship is not associated with a fellowship of a Cambridge college, but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend will be £28,695 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The position is pensionable.
  • Further particulars are available from the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK and on the programme website at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/exel/vacancies.html. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Centre for History and Economics (ihm22@cam.ac.uk)
  • deadline: 20 Feb. 2015
    • Interviews are expected to take place in late March 2015
  • Additional materials requested (two to three journal- or chapter-length pieces of writing). Interviews now projected to be held in late April at Cambridge. (3/2)
    • Any further news? (3/23)

University of Cambridge (UK) - Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Early Medieval British History - Deadline: 5 August 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two year Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Early Medieval British History with an emphasis on the material culture and coins of Great Britain and Ireland. It has been made available through the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme, from 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2016.
  • The post will be located in central Cambridge, at the Faculty of History, in collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Department of Coins and Medals, the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic and the Division of Archaeology.
  • The new appointee will be expected to contribute specialist lectures and classes for the Historical Tripos and the relevant MPhil in Medieval History course. The appointee's lectures and classes would also be available to undergraduates and graduate students taking ASN&C and Archaeology. The appointee's research interests would complement and benefit from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s existing expertise in medieval numismatics and contribute expertise to the Early Medieval Corpus Single finds of coins in the British Isles project.
  • The postholder will be required to examine at all levels, to take his or her share of Faculty administration. The appointee must hold a PhD (or equivalent). Research of international standing will be expected. More information is available in the Further Particulars for this post: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4374/
  • Informal enquiries may be made either to the Chair of the Faculty, Professor David Reynolds (histchr@hermes.cam.ac.uk), or to the Faculty's HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350). Please quote reference JJ03760 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 5 Aug. 2014.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Mellon Research Fellow in American History - Deadline: 09 July 2015Edit

Applications are invited for the Mellon Research Fellowship in American History, based in central Cambridge. The Fellowship is for one year in the first instance, starting on 1 October 2015 and is renewable for two additional years. This is a post-doctoral Fellowship and it is expected that candidates will either have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD dissertation. Appointments will be made on the Research Assistant (£24,775 - £28,695) or Research Associate (£28,965 -£37,394) salary scale.

Candidates for this post will be expected to demonstrate that they have undertaken research that is original and innovative and that will, when published, make a substantial contribution to American history. They will also be expected to demonstrate an interest in contributing to the promotion of American history at Cambridge. The post is open to applicants working in every part of the American history field.

The Fellowship is designed to enable a scholar to make significant progress in turning his/her PhD dissertation into a book, and to conceptualise a second research project. The Mellon Research Fellow will be asked to write an annual report on research undertaken. He or she will be expected to become a regular participant in and contributor to the Cambridge American History Seminar and to make a presentation to the seminar at some point during his/her tenure. The postholder will also be expected to convene the American History Graduate Student Workshop. Some teaching duties may be included.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/7217. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a statement of proposed research, a curriculum vitae and a sample of written work of approximately 10,000 words (such as a journal article or section of a book or dissertation) as well as details of three referees who have knowledge of the candidate's work. Unless otherwise indicated referees will be contacted on receipt of application and asked to submit their reports by the closing date.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference JJ06289 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

  • Closing date: 09 July 2015.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Newnham College JRFs - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

Research Fellows are appointed for a period of three years, although many leave sooner if they are successful in gaining faculty appointments in Cambridge or elsewhere. Both selection panels use the concept of "research age" in judging how long a candidate has been active in research, so that time out of research for professional or family reasons will not be a disadvantage.

During their tenure JRFs have no other duties other than to pursue their research, but they may, if they wish, participate in College teaching. They are members of the College Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees.

The Fellowships carry a competitive stipend, plus accommodation in a college set or flat. An additional allowance is paid if the holder chooses to live in non-College accommodation. Fellowships may be also be awarded on a non-stipendiary basis to women who hold another post-doctoral appointment in the University or in a recognised University Partner Institution (UPI). Funds are available to support research costs, such as conference travel: all Research Fellows are also entitled to a one-off sum of up to £10K towards the cost of a research project, or towards running a Newnham-based research event, such as a conference or workshop.

We normally elect two women to Junior Research Fellowships each year, one in the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and Psychology) and one in the Humanities and Social Sciences. However, for 2014/15 one Junior Research Fellowship will be offered in the Sciences, and two in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship subjects are normally offered on a three-year rotation. However, for 2014/15 only, one Fellowship will be offered in the rotational subjects as listed below, and the second will be entirely open as to field within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

2014/15: Classics, Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) (including Archaeology and Anthropology, Politics and International Studies, Social Sciences) Modern and Medieval Languages (including Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), Philosophy, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science.

  • Applications are currently being accepted, with appointment wef 1st October 2015. The closing date for applications is Friday 31st October 2014.
    • Confirmation that application materials have been accepted and are now under consideration (12 Nov)
  • Any news?
  • Rejection 12/10
  • Shortlist/request for written material 12/10
  • Notification that interviews will be Feb. 11th, and if you have made shortlist, you will find out first week of Feb.
  • Rejection 2/5

University of Cambridge (UK) - Pembroke College, Mark Kaplanoff Research Fellowship in History Deadline 14 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Three year Research Fellowship in History, to begin May 2015
  • Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The holder will be expected to conduct research in any aspect of History, and to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, which has particular supervision needs in nineteenth and twentieth century History; but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work. The stipend will be at least £24,775 p.a. and is reviewed annually. Applications... should be made online at http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/job-vacancies/ where further particulars are available.
  • Deadline: 14 Jan. 2015
  • No word?
  • Email rejection (2/19) x 2. Pleased to see that they give general guidance on what set shorlisted candidates apart from those who weren't.
  • ^Care to share the details of this "general guidance"?

University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College (UK) - Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 22 September 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Unspecififed number of three-year Junior Research Fellowships, to begin 1 Oct. 2015
  • Candidates must by the 1st October 2015 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 2011. Furthermore, candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
  • The electors will make a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates may subsequently be invited for interview.
  • Full details of the salary, benefits and applications procedure can be found at www.pet.cam.ac.uk [nb: as of 22 Aug this info is still not complete online AFII (talk) 07:23, August 22, 2014 (UTC)]
  • Deadline: 22 Sept. 2014.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Queen's College Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 5 September 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 3-year Junior Research Fellowships, to begin Oct. 2015
  • The competition is open to eligible men and women graduates who are members of the College engaged in research in any field, or, who, not being members of the College, are engaged in research in either of the following subject areas: Economic History; or Modern and Medieval Languages.
  • The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional intellectual calibre the opportunity to pursue excellent research for up to three years at Queens’ College, Cambridge. The Junior Research Fellowships are early-career appointments open to graduates of any university who are well advanced in their doctoral research or who have recently completed it, and they may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. The Fellowship is stipendiary in the case of those for whom it would be their first substantial salaried academic or research appointment. Salary starts at £20,972 for a postdoctoral appointment (or £18,165 for a predoctoral appointment), together with benefits worth over £4,000 p.a. Candidates who have recently taken up, or are about to take up, a salaried postdoctoral research position within the University of Cambridge are eligible and welcome to apply for a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship.
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically via our online application system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/qu_jrf.aspx
  • Interviews will be held on Saturday 29 November 2014
  • If you, your research supervisor or your referees have any queries about the online application procedure or are unable to use the online application form, please contact Miss Beverley Harris (Deputy Head of Tutorial Services) by e-mail (jrf@queens.cam.ac.uk) or telephone (01223 331941 or +44 1223 331941) for further advice.
  • Completed applications must be submitted via the online system no later than 1100 GMT (1200 BST) on Friday 5 September 2014. Applicants are entirely responsible for ensuring the completeness of their applications. Neither incomplete nor late applications will be considered.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in the Early Modern Period (History of Science) - Deadline: 16 July 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Five year post: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2019 in the first instance
  • "CRASSH is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ERC Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science (based at CRASSH) and led by Dr Alexander Marr (History of Art, Cambridge) The successful applicant will join two researchers who are working on France in the Grand Sicle and Spain (1550 - 1700). The RA will research across the project's four strands, while simultaneously working towards their own monograph on aspects of early modern ingenuity. Fifty percent of the RA's time will be spent on research tasks directed by the PI, the remaining fifty percent will be spent on the individual monograph project. "
  • "The RAs will be expected to participate in weekly work-in-progress meetings and in all project events. They will assist the PI and Senior Research Investigator (Dr Richard Serjeantson) in the organisation of project activities such as conferences, colloquia, hosting visitors, and the exhibition. They will be expected to share in the responsibility of editing project outputs, to contribute relevant content for the project's website and databases, and to have completed a draft of their monograph by the project's end date."
  • Applicants must possess: A good first degree and a PhD in history of science, which must have been awarded by the start of the post; Research experience with early modern texts and/or archives, and/or visual and material culture is required; Research specialism in history of the book and advanced skills in palaeography; Familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology is desirable; Expertise is the period ca. 1450-ca. 1600 is desirable; Fluency in English and excellent reading proficiency in at least one modern language relevant to the project's research (German, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish); Reading proficiency in Latin is essential; Evidence of ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives/projects; Evidence of ability to present research findings to a scholarly audience.
  • Applications should be made via the online system by 12pm midday (BST) 16 July 2014, and should include: Curriculum vitae, Proficiency in languages must be indicated; Monograph Proposal on an aspect of early modern ingenuity; Sample of writing, CHRIS 6, two references.
  • Deadline: 16th July 2014.

University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK) - Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 1 October 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Unspecified number of three or four year Junior Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies
  • Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2015 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College and will vacate them on 30 September 2018 or three years after the commencement of the Fellowship if earlier. Tenure will normally be extended for a fourth year following application to the College Council.
  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive and in 2014 less than one candidate in 100 was successful.
  • Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 October 2013. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply. No person who holds a Fellowship at a Cambridge College (other than a Fellowship without stipend) may apply.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted by the College Council in November 2014 will be required to submit their writings in electronic format to the College. No interviews are held and the rigorous assessment of written work is of primary importance.
  • Shortlisted candidates in the sciences will be required to provide a statement on headed notepaper signed by the prospective Head of Department signifying his or her willingness to accommodate the Research Fellow, if elected. This statement must accompany the written work submitted by the candidate.
  • The application process begins on Tuesday 12 August 2014.
  • Applications and referees' reports must be submitted online, and received by the College by 17.00 Wednesday 1 October 2014 (BST). Candidates will be shortlisted by the College Council no later than November 2014. NO INTERVIEWS ARE HELD. The election will be made no later than 31 January 2015.
  • Anything yet? Expecting an efficient rejection soon . . .
  • Yup. Got it, 11/6. Good luck to the shortlisted. (x4)
  • Rejected after being shortlisted, 1/13. Congrats to the new fellows!

University of Cambridge (UK) - Trinity College JRF - Deadline: 29 Aug. 2014 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

  • The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional intellectual calibre, for whom the fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment, an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years.
  • The Fellowships are available in all branches of University studies, though for an experimental scientist suitable arrangements must be made with one of the laboratories in the University.
  • The basic obligation of a Research Fellow is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination. Like all Fellows, Research Fellows are welcome - indeed encouraged - to engage fully in the life and activities of the College.
  • Research Fellows are not required to contribute to teaching, though a Fellow who wishes to do so may undertake for extra payment some limited teaching within the College and University.
  • The number of Research Fellows elected varies from year to year depending on the strength of competition; in recent years it has been between 5 and 8.
  • The decisive meeting to choose the new Fellows will take place on 12 January 2015, and applicants will be informed of the results immediately afterwards.
  • The competition is open only to those for whom this Fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment, discounting (i) any scholarship or studentship to assist study for a degree and (ii) up to nine months of post-doctoral work, counted from the date of submission of their PhD thesis to the date of the decisive meeting of the Fellowship Electors on 12 January 2015.
  • Applications must be submitted by 12.00 noon (GMT) on Friday 29 August 2014.
  • Informed about shortlisting via email (10/09)
  • Rejected (10/09)
  • Email informing me that I was not elected to a JRF at yesterday's meeting (01/13)

University of Chicago (IL) - Harper and Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2014 - OFFERS MADE (HUM / SS) Edit

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.

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, 2015. 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 2015-2016 will be $64,000.

The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2015.

Online Application website: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/

  • The web site will be available to accept applications beginning September 2, 2014.
  • Online applications must be completed by 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 2, 2014. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online by 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 16, 2014.
  • Well, it is still very early - plus the website says the following: "December 2014 - January 2015: Additional materials will be requested from selected candidates" - so we have to be patient for a couple of weeks, I guess
  • Last year, we didn't get the first request for more materials until 12/16 for the humanities. That is, right after the University of Chicago quarter ended.
  • Yes, check out previous years' wikis. In my experience, they move on a rolling basis through the various sequences (the core courses you are hired to teach) within Hum and SS. For SS, there were calls for more materials in January (possibly later, but mine was in Jan) and on-campus interviews from Winter into April. I wish things were more transparent, but it is best to not check the wiki on this one (since things come out at various times). (12/5)
  • Good perspectives on the process above. It seems reasonable to check the wiki every once in a while, but adjust expectations accordingly. Hopefully, those with news will update when there's movement! [12/6]
  • So they will ask for a writing sample and syllabi? Do they specify a number of syllabi? Anyone care to comment on what exactly we should have ready to send, if contacted? Thanks!
  • Writing sample + course evals. In the past Humanities has moved quicker than SS, and notifications are spread out over a week or so for either stream.
  • Additional material requested last year was writing sample(s) up to 50 pages, one or two syllabi and course evaluations: just to clarify the above post.
  • Request for additional materials, humanities (12/12) x5
  • So will that be it for humanities? Or will there be other waves? Anyone who has received a request care to report their specific field? <-- Linguistics, <--French (x1)
  • Let's pick this up from another angle. Which core (e.g. "Human Being and Citizen," "Reading Cultures") did you specify as your first and second choices?
  • <-- "Language and the Human" (x2), "Readings in World Literature" (x1)
  • Has anyone received a request for additional materials from Social Sciences? (1/20)
  • Invitation to on-campus interview - Humanities (01/22)
  • Campus visit invitation received 1/22 (x3)
  • These campus visits being reported are all HUM, correct? (So still no sign from SS one way or the other, right?)
  • Does anyone know how many people they bring to campus, and how many spots they have to fill? (Not certain but a former fellow says they ask roughly 40-50 people for additional material.)< Is this for HUM only? (28/01)
  • SS Update: Called (1/29) and was told that the committee has not finished reviewing applications. <-- thanks for looking into it and letting us know
  • Received request by email for further documents, Soc Sci (2/3) x3 <-- Is that it for SS?
  • Another request received for Soc Sci (2/9)
  • I called and they are still "not nearly" done with the review of the social science applications, so there may be more emails going out. best of luck.
  • Any news about the SS applications? Has anyone received a campus invite? (2/20) x2
  • Any SS campus invite news yet? (2/28)
  • Request for additional materials, SS (3/2)
  • News flash: the HUM search process is totally open and legit, but the SS postdocs often go to their own, inside grad students who just happen to need a job. Not all, but several, and regularly. This well-known among faculty around campus. Got this directly from them.
  • SS campus invite (3/5) x2
  • Have those SS invitations been scheduled yet?
  • Did anyone who did a HUM campus visit hear anything yet? (3/10) Nothing--please, if you've heard, do let the rest of us know! (3/13) -- I'm (OP) in the same boat, but I definitely will. (3/13). When did you interview? Going on past years wikis, the first offers should come between the 17th and 20th next week (3/13).
  • Offer received by email (HUM) 03/17 (x2)
  • Could those who were offered indicate if they accepted or had other offers? Thanks! (05/01)
  • Rejection letter (HUM) 03/19
  • Any news on the SS search? (4/18)
  • No SS search news? We should be hearing in the next couple of weeks....(4/29)
  • Thought they were meeting Monday or Tuesday for SS? (4/29)
  • Any SS offers yet? (5/5)
  • First round SS offers made (5/8)
  • Can the above poster specify what they mean by "first round"? Does this mean offers for all three SS cores have been made and another round of offers may go out if any candidates decline? Or does it mean that only some of the offers have gone out and there will be subsequent rounds? Based on previous years and the HUM search, it seems that all offers are made at once (5/12).
  • Could those from either SS or HUM indicate whether they've accepted? Thanks! (5/26)
  • Does the Chicago Society have the courtesy to send people rejection letters? I guess not.

University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Lecturer - Center for Latin American Studies - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral position as a Lecturer in Latin American Studies to begin in Autumn 2015.

Recent PhDs (within the past six years) in the humanities, social sciences, or area studies who deal with Latin American issues are encouraged to apply. Relevant disciplines include sociology, political science, anthropology, history, literature, and media studies. The successful candidate will teach an M.A. Proseminar (meets over two quarters), advise M.A. students, and will develop one graduate/undergraduate course and two undergraduate-only courses in their own specialty. The ideal candidate will be able to give theoretical and methodological advice to master’s level students with a broad range of social science and humanities interests.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year dependent upon performance review. Teaching experience is required.

  • For more information and to apply for this position, please go to the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ and select requisition #02425. Applicants are required to upload the following materials – cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, reference contact information, and up to three writing samples/publications. Under separate cover, please have three letters of recommendation sent to the Center for Latin American Studies, 5848 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 28, 2015.
  • Skype interview scheduled (3/15)
  • Any offers yet? (3/31)

University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Scholar Positions for Studies in Climate Change: The Limits of the Numerical - Deadline: 4 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Limits of the Numerical Project at the University of Chicago invites applications for two Postdoctoral Scholar positions supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, both expected to last for a total of three academic years (2015-18). Each Postdoctoral Scholar will propose and pursue an in-depth study of the role numbers do and do not play in the humanistic understanding of environmental problems related to climate change. Numbers is interpreted broadly to include symbolic/mathematical languages. We anticipate that one project will touch on studies of physical, biological, and policy sciences, and the other on the humanistic disciplines. This research will be performed in residence at the Franke Institute for the Humanities throughout the academic year (late September to mid-June). Our hope is for these projects to interact with and contribute to our larger, ongoing project to understand the role numbers play in areas that develop hermeneutic or interpretive approaches to the study of climate change. That project in turn belongs to a consortial effort, undertaken with Cambridge University and the University of California at Santa Barbara, who will be looking, respectively, at the cases of health care and higher education. Together, these three projects aim for some general conclusions about the powers and limitations of quantitative methods.

Each Postdoctoral Scholar at Chicago will be paired with a faculty mentor relevant to the project. Investigators from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have filed their PhDs between 7/1/10 and 7/1/15, and may not hold any other appointment during the period of the Postdoctoral Scholar position. A complete application includes cover letter, C.V., three references, and a 3-5 page project description, and it should be submitted via email to mav@uchicago.edu (Ms. Mai Vukcevich). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 17, 2015.  No application materials will be accepted after Monday, May 4, 2015. Additional information will be forthcoming: http://franke.uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty as set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement, the University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).

Number of Scholarships: Five two-year postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded for the term beginning fall 2015.

Salary and Other Support: Each postdoctoral scholarship will carry an annual salary of $60,000 and an annual research fund of $5,000. Postdoctoral scholars will be eligible for designated health-care and other benefit plans through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.

Eligibility: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent by September 1, 2015, and must have received their degree no earlier than November 1, 2011. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are ineligible.

Application Process: Please visit the Provosts Postdoctoral Scholarship website at http://provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu/

  • Applications will be accepted September 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014. Contact Us: Provosts Postdoctoral Scholarships at the University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Suite 510, Chicago, Illinois 60637. provostpostdoc@uchicago.edu
  • ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED. 1/7
  • Writing Sample Requested 1/12 (x3)
  • Does anyone know how many people make it to the writing sample round? 
  • Writing Sample Requested 1/19 (x2) - seems writing samples are being requested on a rolling schedule?
  • Candidates who are not selected for the second round review will be notified on Feb 10. (1/30)
  • Rejection email. Over 400 applicants (2/10) 
  • So, here's a question - I never received a request for further materials, which made me assume I was out of the running, but also didn't receive a rejection letter. I emailed the office with no response. Anyone else in the same boat? Just sort of confused. Thanks! (2/11)
  • Received email indicating I am a semi-finalist. It notes that the committee will meet next week on Feb. 17 to decide on the offers. (2/10)
  • I receieved a request for further materials (1/19) but have not heard anything since. (2/13)
  • If you haven't heard anything as of 2/13, unfortunately, you're not a semi-finalist. Notices were sent out to those who made the next round (after a request was made for additional materials a few weeks ago).
  • Anyone received an offer? Supposedly they were making final decisions on 2/17.

University College London (UK) - School of Slavonic and East European Studies - UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 8 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • This two-year research fellowship, on ‘Internationalisation and the Concept of the National’, will consider the impact of policies and practices of internationalisation, globalisation and transnationalism, with particular reference to the ways in which the idea of the national is changing, in terms both of individual and collective identities and of the policies of national states.
  • The Fellowship is suitable for someone who has recently completed a PhD in a discipline related to the Fellowship and relevant to the SSEES context, and who is seeking to develop an academic career. Their research proposal should relate to the terms of the Fellowship. The applicant should also possess fluency in both spoken and written English. 
  • Fellows are appointed after an open, international competition. Each Fellow has a two-year appointment at UCL in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and will be able to work full-time for UCL.
  • Mellon Fellows will be expected to teach up to 5 hours per week.
  • A full job description and person specification can be accessed through the SSEES Mellon programme webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/research/mellon-programme.  Please follow the link to the ‘Job Specification’ and read the criteria carefully before applying.  
  • Candidates will be expected to provide the following 6 documents, written in English. There will be two spaces in which you will be able to upload your documents. Please upload your CV into the first space provided, as one document, and then merge the remaining five documents into a single Word/PDF file, when you make your online application: Your CV; A personal statement; The abstract of your PhD; A sample of written work (no longer than 50pp); A short research proposal for the Fellowship; A description of teaching experience and interests
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2015.

University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) - Post-doc Research Associate, Environmental History - Review begins 20 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Institute of Behavioral Science invites applications for a two-year research associate (“post-doctoral researcher”)position, beginning no later than the Fall of 2015. The position will involve working in Professor Myron Gutmann’s research group, focusing on research that links population and environment and on issues in data science related to data access and preservation.
  • The successful candidate will participate in two kinds of research projects, as well as be involved in public engagement activities about the social and behavioral sciences. The research projects include:
- Research that relates population, agriculture, and environment in the United States since the 1800s
- Research about the preservation of and access to research data in the context of broader questions of pubic access to all sorts of research materials, including publications
  • The public engagement activities will be devoted to exposing social science research to stakeholders in Colorado and nationally, and engaging with those stakeholders to learn about their need for social and behavioral science research, and ways that researchers and stakeholders can collaborate.
  • In addition, it is possible for a successful candidate to teach up to one semester-long class per year, depending on the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of CU’s academic departments.
  • Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Curriculum Vitae, 2 – Proof of Highest Degree Earned, 3 – Document 1: Letter of Recommendation, 4 – Cover Letter, 5 – Two writing samples/publications
  • Review begins: 20 Oct 2014.

University of Colorado (CO) - Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 - OFFER MADEEdit

Beginning in 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder joins in a collaborative partnership with the University of California and the University of Michigan to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at CU-Boulder. In this program, the University of Colorado Boulder offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities.

The University of Colorado Boulder views these postdoctoral fellowships as providing an exceptional opportunity to recruit potential new faculty to the university by offering the possibility of either a postdoc alone or a combined postdoc and tenure-track faculty appointment.

The University seeks applicants whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars 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 groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

For more details, see Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Applicant FAQ
  • Apply online at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu
  • The deadline for submitting the online application is November 1st each year. The deadline for faculty mentor and reference letters is December 1st each year.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (2/28)
  • I'm also wondering if anyone has heard anything. I applied for a fellowship in the humanities. (3/11)
  • The last I heard from an inside source was that they were deciding mid-February & would contact finalists at the end of February. (3/12)
  • Called earlier this week and was told that "some" rejections were going out that day.  No word otherwise. (3/12)
  • Has anyone heard anything? What number did you call? (3/25)
  • Rejection via email. 95 applicants for 3 fellowships. (4/9) x 2
  • Has anyone else heard neither about finalist status nor rejection?
  • Offer made over phone call (4/16)

University of Exeter (UK) - Research Fellow (History) - Deadline: 12 Aug. 2015Edit

  • 3 year position beginning September 2015
  • Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences to work with Professor Jackson and Dr Fietje on the Cultural Contexts of Health across the European region. The Research Fellow will: design and deliver literature reviews; contribute to the development of project work plans; liaise with scholars across the humanities, social sciences and medicine at the University of Exeter and with colleagues at WHO Europe; identify potential case studies (such as the health of migrants, mental health, and women’s health) that will enhance the contribution of humanities and social science research in this field; author or contribute to written reports, briefing notes and academic publications; help to develop a strategic vision for policy-relevant research in this area; and contribute to the preparation of grant applications. The Research Fellow will be expected to spend dedicated time in Copenhagen working with Dr Fietje and to travel across the region as necessary. A second European WHO working language (Russian, French or German) would be desirable.
  • We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas but also contribute to the research team. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent in a related field of study (qualifications could be in any one or more of the medical humanities or social science disciplines) and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences.
  • For further information please contact Professor Mark Jackson, e-mail m.a.jackson@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723003.
  • Deadline: 12 Aug. 2015
  • intend to interview late August.

University of Glasgow (UK; Scot) - Research Assistant or Associate (2 positions) - Deadline 7th August 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • You will conduct core qualitative research on the Leverhulme funded project 'Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing over the Long-Term: Glasgow c.1950-1975', particularly organising, conducting and evaluating oral history interviews with present and former residents of post-war social housing; recording and evaluating qualitative data relating to high flats and new towns; conducting, presenting and publishing research relating to the project; helping in the carrying out of other project activities
  • Positions funded until Sept 2016 [possibly to start in 2014]
  • There are two positions available, at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level. One position will be based in the College of Arts, and one in the College of Social Sciences.
  • Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs
  • Deadline: 7 Aug. 2014
  • intend to interview 26 Aug.

University of Gothenburgh (SWE) - 2 Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Centre for European Research (CERGU) - Deadline: 4th May 2015 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Centre for European Research (CERGU) invites applications for 2 two-year positions as postdoctoral researcher in European Research; one to be placed at the Faculty of Arts and one to be placed at the School of Business Economics and Law. CERGU was established in 1995, and the centre’s network-based structure allows our scholars to combine disciplinary depth with broad cross-disciplinary research on European issues. CERGU promotes  research on a broad range of European issues, but there are certain thematic areas in which we currently have a stronger profile. These areas include Cultural Borders and Identity, Migration, Global Europe, Societal Challenges and Actors, and EU Institutions. Deadline for application: 4 May. Start Date: 1 January 2016 (or by agreement with the appointee). Application online at the application portal found here(in English) should include:

  • A letter explaining the applicant’s motives for applying to CERGU and the connection to one (or more) of CERGU’s thematic areas, and relevant faculty and department
  • An abstract of the research plan, max 150 words (including title)
  • The research plan (max 10.000 signs and blanks, including list of references)
  • CV
  • The dissertation and other relevant publications (max 3, at least one in English)

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, or a set date for the thesis defence (no later than 31 December 2015). The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the choice of faculty. Priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date. A list of top candidates will be selected by mid-June, interviews will be conducted late August and successful candidates will be notified by mid-September 2015.

  • SHORT deadline for applications: 4 May 2015!
  • The deadline is now passed and the application system closed. 70 applications have been submitted and the review process has begun.
  • The review process has led to a shortlist, out of which eight applicants have been called for interviews in August. All other applicants have received notice that they will unfortunately not be offered the position at this time. Some of those are strong applicants but unfortunately not suitable for either the Faculty of Arts nor the School of Business, Economics and Law.
  • Interviews with shortlisted applicants have been conducted. The steering committee has a meeting in early September. After negotiations with the concerned departments are finalized the decision will be announced, before the end of September.

University of Göttingen (GER) – 12 Early Career Fellowships at the Centre for Advanced Studies (Lichtenberg-Kolleg) - Deadline: 2 March 2015 - OFFER MADE Edit

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships. Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe's leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on "bridges" between the human and natural sciences and on the study of religion.

For the period October 2015 to July 2017 we are inviting early career scholars to join one of the research groups for the study of either:

  • Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections, or:
  • Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity, or:
  • Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

All Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.

  • Deadline for applications: 2nd March 2015. For further particulars please see here. For more information on the research groups see here.
  • Anyone hear news on this, good or bad?
  • Received offer on 4/9; did not accept.

University of Hertfordshire (UK) - Research Assistant, History Deadline: 19 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 15 month research post-doc in History, on the ESRC-funded project Ritual, Community, and Conflict. The successful applicant will be employed by the University of Hertfordshire under the supervision of Dr. Pieter Francois, Lecturer in Digital History at the School of Humanities.
  • The historical component of the Ritual, Community, and Conflict project focuses on testing social sciences theories pertaining to social cohesion, ritual and warfare with historical and archaeological data and uses the framework of SESHAT: The Global History Databank (http://evolution-institute.org/seshat) that is currently developed by interdisciplinary teams from across the globe.The Research Assistant will focus on data collection for variables dealing with social complexity, ritual and warfare over the past five thousand years of global history.
  • This is a full time fixed-term post for the period from February 2015 to May 2016. Applicants should submit Curriculum Vitae, and a cover letter. They should also arrange for two letters of recommendation from individuals closely familiar with their studies or research to be sent directly to the address below. The application deadline is Monday 19 January 2015.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Pieter Francois (p.francois@herts.ac.uk) to discuss the position prior to submitting the formal application.

  • intend to interview week beginning 5 Feb.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Research Associate- Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs - Deadline: 20 Aug. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSED Edit

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow with strong program evaluation skills to (a) develop program evaluation and assessment plans for various initiatives to be implemented as a part of Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success; and (b) to conduct program evaluations of existing college student success programs, some of which are in the UIC Honors College. The Fellow will work with faculty, staff, and administrators in both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The Fellow will use institutional data to evaluate existing programs and initiatives related to college student success, and develop new plans for gathering data useful for future assessments.

The ideal candidate must have program evaluation experience and related course work, advanced statistical skills (i.e., multivariate statistics, SPSS, and Mplus), and experience with research. The candidate also must have excellent communication skills and must be able to write evaluation plans, 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 Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success.

  • A PhD in a social science discipline 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, and 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.
  • Please submit a CV, statement of program evaluation research experience and expertise, 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=44512 by August 20, 2014 for fullest consideration.
  • UPDATE: This position is still open and hasn't been filled [posted early October]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Associate; Latina/Latino Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates. These are one-year appointments with a start date of August 16, 2015. Associates are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 2015-May 2016). Each associate will be expected to give a presentation on his/her research project and to teach one of the department’s regularly offered undergraduate courses. The associates will be housed in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, but will also be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (received after August 15, 2010). Individuals working toward a Ph.D. will be considered, but the dissertation must be defended and deposited prior to August 16, 2015. The primary focus of the successful candidates’ research must be U.S. Latinas/Latinos. Research from all disciplines and interdisciplines are eligible and will be considered
  • These are external appointments. Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for these appointments.
  • To Apply: Create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://go.illinois.edu/LatinaLatinoStudiesPostDocFellowshipApplication and upload your application materials: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae, Statement of the research/writing project to be undertaken during the appointment, Scholarly writing sample (20 page minimum), Graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may be requested at a later date) Contact information for two professional references. For candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. at the time of application, one of these letters must be from the chair of the dissertation committee addressing the likelihood of completion by the starting date of the associateship. Note: Letters of reference cannot be uploaded. You must request that your letter writers email (preferably) or mail their recommendations directly to the department (by the deadline): M. Laura Castañeda Department of Latina/Latino Studies University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1207 W. Oregon St. Urbana, IL 61801 E-mail: lls-studies@illinois.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014.
  • Offer received 1/29
  • Offer accepted 2/25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2015–17 - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois, will conduct research on the proposed project, and will teach two course per year in the appropriate academic department. The Fellow will participate in the IPRH Fellows Seminar, a yearlong interdisciplinary workshop, and will be encouraged to participate in activities available through IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. The 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 should have received their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2012 and no later than May 31, 2015. Only untenured scholars who have not held the title of “assistant professor” are eligible. PhDs are the only terminal degree accepted. 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 Urbana campus, are not eligible for these awards. Scholars who cannot legitimately anticipate the conferral of their degrees by May 31, 2015, should not apply. Terms: The appointment will begin on August 16, 2015, and the successful applicant must be on the Illinois campus by that date (or nearest prior business day if it falls on a weekend) for employment processing and 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. (Foreign nationals’ benefits eligibility is contingent upon meeting a “Substantial Presence Test,” as determined by IRS Rules, available at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Substantial-Presence-Test.)

  • Applications must be submitted online at this URL: https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=809. Applicants will be asked to create a password-protected account, to which they can return multiple times. The application system opens September 1, 2014 (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 27, 2014.
  • See also H-NET ad (posted 07/14/14)
  • any info on this?
  • Rejection Email 12/16
  • Rejection Email 12/17 x 2 (e-mail said more than 400 applicants for 1 position. NICE)
  • Did all of the first round declines go out by email?
  • I am not sure if there is a second round in the process. The email indicated that the application review was completed and that the project was not selected for the Fellowship. Rejection email 12/18.
  • But it certainly looks like they are sending the rejection emails in stages!
  • I know an offer has been made, but may or may not be accepted. (01/28).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Asian American Studies - Deadline: 20 Jan. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Asian American Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2015-2016 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 20, 2015.
  • Anyone hear anything from this?
  • Offer received and accepted 3/9
  • Thanks and congratulations!

University of Kansas (KS) - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities - Deadline: 5 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Hall Center for the Humanities seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities. In order to increase the profile of digital humanities scholarship at the university, the Hall Center seeks to appoint a recent PhD as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities who will work on a substantial research project in the Hall Center and assist the faculty co-directors of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities with workshops and teaching. Candidates should have a PhD in any humanities or humanities-oriented social science field and have demonstrated experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Successful candidates will also possess a track record of excellence in teaching at the university level. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be mentored by faculty members at KU in allied fields and the Hall Center Director. This is a two-year appointment. The Hall Center is a designated research center on the KU campus that promotes scholarship the humanities, arts, and humanities-oriented social sciences. Along with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the KU Libraries, the Hall Center supports the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH).

Job Description:

65% - Conduct research and work on a substantial, publishable project in the Researcher’s field of study while in residence at the Hall Center. Participate in the Center’s intellectual environment by attending seminars, colloquia, and other relevant scholarly development programs.

30% - Work closely with the IDRH to design and implement digital humanities-specific workshops for faculty and students on campus. Design and teach one digital humanities seminar per year to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

5% - Present research at conferences of national or international status in the Digital Humanities.

Required Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree in a humanities or humanities-oriented social science field that was received within the previous two (2) calendar years to the time of application

2. Expertise in the digital humanities, demonstrated by the successful integration of digital humanities tools and methodologies with humanities scholarship.

3. At least 2 years of experience in teaching undergraduates and/or graduate students at the university level, either as a graduate teaching assistant or lecturer.

4. Strong computer skills based on previous coursework and/or implementation of digital humanities in the applicant’s previous and current work.

5. Excellent communication skills, as evidenced by application materials and/or previous publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching courses in digital humanities tools and methods at the university level.

2. Experience in research center, laboratory, institute, or library administration.

3. Experience in planning workshops or conferences for academics or the public.

Apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/2527BR and include the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter addressing your specific digital humanities skills, how you meet the qualifications of this position, and what project you will work on while at the Hall Center
  3. Writing Sample of no more than 20 pages
  4. Contact information for three (3) references

Salary Range: $42,000 annually + annual research/travel supplement of $2,000

  • Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5, 2015. Anticipated State Date: 1 August 2015

University of Liverpool (UK) - TWO Postdoctoral Research Associates - Deadline: 30 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 3-year postdoctoral research associates at Grade 7
  • You will conduct research on the development of the British health policy since 1948. This will involve archive research; conducting oral history interviews; preparing public and policy engagement activities; contributing to project publications; assisting with the development and delivery of witness seminars, workshops and conferences. You should have a PhD in history or a relevant subject, experience of conducting twentieth century historical research (preferably with relevance to health services, public policy, health economics or management consultancy) and a proven ability to write up research results for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences. The posts are available for 3 years.
  • For full details, or to request an application pack, visit www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/ - or e-mail jobs@liv.ac.uk, please quote Job Ref [R-587825] in all enquiries
  • Deadline: 30 April 2015.

University of London (UK) - Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellowships in History - Deadline: 11 Apr. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Four 1-year postdoctoral fellowships in History
  • 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 2015-16.
  • 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: Vanessa.Rockel@sas.ac.uk.
  • Further details of the fellowship and how to apply may be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/junior.
  • Deadline: 11 Apr. 2015.

University of London (UK) - Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History - Deadline: 11 Apr. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 1-year postdoctoral fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
  • The Alan Pearsall Fellowship, administered by the Institute, 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 £22,784 for the 2015–16 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: Vanessa.Rockel@sas.ac.uk.
  • Further details of the fellowship and how to apply may be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/junior.
  • Deadline: 11 Apr. 2015.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA) - Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Sawyer Seminar "Beyond Medieval and Modern" - Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014 - INTERVIEW INVITATIONSEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts invites applicants for a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship linked to the Sawyer Seminar, “Beyond Medieval and Modern: Rethinking Global Paradigms of Political Economy and Culture.” We seek a humanist or social scientist studying global connectivities within alternative periodizations or mappings of world history, political economy, or culture. We especially welcome applications from scholars with knowledge of world historiography who: study periods before western European hegemony and/or regions outside of western Europe, and give attention to the role of these periods or places in the so-called “rise of modernity” after 1500 (including any of its dimensions--political, cultural, economic, ideological).

Responsibilities: Participate in the full seminar series (including seminar paper presentation, public lecture, and attendance at all events); help to organize seminar events; mentor graduate students, individually and in a multi-meeting research workshop. No formal teaching. The fellow will also be assigned a faculty mentor, affiliated with an appropriate department in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

Requirements:

  • Expertise in interdisciplinary methods and trans-regional research in Humanities or Social Sciences with some knowledge of “pre-modern” periods and scholarship on modernity, empire, and/or political economy;
  • Recent Ph.D. degree; received by August 2015.
  • 3 letters of reference

Start date: August 2, 2015. Salary: $50,000 plus benefits.

Application Instructions: Please apply in two steps: 1) submit your full cover letter, CV, research statement/project abstract (2-4 pages), and writing sample (in PDF, 25-30 pages), ideally several days before the priority deadline; and 2) respond soon thereafter to subsequent email request to have your recommenders submit letters to Interview Exchange (minimum 3 letters of reference required).

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53122&CNTRNO=0&

  • The priority deadline is November 10, 2014; all materials should arrive by that date to ensure full consideration. We highly recommend submitting your application a week or more in advance of this priority deadline to give your recommenders time to submit their letters, which they won’t be able to do until we have received all your other materials and written to you requesting letters.
  • Rejection (email) 12/22
  • Shortlisted (email) 1/5.  Haven't picked interview list yet, tho.
  • received invitation to interview (1/17)
  • via email or phone?
  • email

University of Melbourne (AUS) - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions - Postdoctoral Fellows (Trigg) - Deadline: 7 July 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • The Faculty of Arts seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions (Europe 1100 - 1800). This is a full-time fixed term position for three years.
  • Working together with Professor Stephanie Trigg the successful candidate will develop a project exploring the representation and expression of emotion on the human face, in literature, drama, art, or sculpture, or in early scientific discourses, between 1100 and 1800. Preference may be given to projects that range over several centuries, across different media, or across different languages. There would also be scope for projects that drew connections between pre-modern Europe (pre-1800) and later forms, especially in a colonial setting.
  • In addition to publishing his or her own research in this area, the Fellow will collaborate in publications and be involved fully in the life of the Centre. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach. There is an expectation that the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in some Honours/ postgraduate supervision or teaching, but this is primarily a research-only position.
  • For position information and to apply online go to http://hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, under ‘Job Search and Job Alerts’ click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job title.
  • SHORT Deadline: 7 Jul. 2014.

University of Melbourne (AUS) - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions - Postdoctoral Fellow (Zika) - Deadline: 7 July 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • In collaboration with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, the Centre seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions (Europe,1100-1800). Working together with Professor Charles Zika the successful candidate will develop a project exploring the field of emotions and visual culture, c.1450–1750. The project might focus on such topics as: the impact of religious and political change on the emotional deployment of visual objects in the devotional, ceremonial and festive life of European communities; the passions of iconoclasm as a motor of religious, social or political change; the emotional rhetoric of visual media in advancing propaganda and polemic, legitimating religious and political authority, or stereotyping religious, ethnic or social groups; the emotional use and power of the visual in the missionizing and colonizing of societies, within Europe or abroad.
  • In addition to publishing his or her own research in this area, the Fellow will collaborate in publications and be involved fully in the life of the Centre. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach. There will the opportunity to be involved in research and activities related to an exhibition on art and emotion to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2017. There is an expectation that the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in some Honours/ postgraduate supervision or teaching, but this is primarily a research-only position.
  • The successful applicant would commence the appointment on 1 December 2014, or as soon as possible after that date.
  • For position information and to apply online go to http://hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, under ‘Job Search and Job Alerts’ click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job number 0033380.
  • SHORT Deadline: 7 Jul. 2014.

University of Michigan (MI) - Postdoctoral Research Position in the Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean - Deadline: 20 June 2015Edit

The Ancient World Project (Teaching and Learning for the Third Century: Changing the Way We Teach the Ancient World; https://www.lrc.lsa.umich.edu/eliav/kelsey/about/) in collaboration with the Department of Near Eastern Studies is seeking candidates for a 1-year postdoctoral position, renewable (although not guaranteed) for a second year, to begin September 1, 2015. We are looking for people with broad graduate training in the archaeology and/or history of the eastern Mediterranean regions and their physical environment, with preference (although not a requirement) to the Graeco-Roman eras, and with some knowledge of the Jewish and/or Christian realms. They must also be comfortable and capable in researching ancient artifacts and writing about them. A PhD degree is required prior to appointment. The successful candidate will work on his/her own project for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and an additional 20 hours will be devoted to work for the Ancient World Project under the guidance and supervision of one of its senior members. Salary for this position is $50,000 for a 12-month appointment. The position also includes a full benefits package, $2,000 research allowance, and up to $3,500 in moving costs.

Only online applications will be accepted. To apply and upload your material, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4wp54u. You will need (1) a cover letter stating your interest in coming to the University of Michigan, and explaining your expertise and abilities to contribute to the Ancient World Project; (2) CV; (3) a 1-2 page personal research proposal for the year with detailed stages and timeline; (4) a writing sample, either a published or forthcoming article, or a chapter from a dissertation; (5) emails of two recommenders who will be asked to upload their letter separately.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately after June 20th and will continue until a hire is made. Please refer all questions to the project’s director, Professor Yaron Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu).

University of Michigan (MI) - Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014 - 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.

From Application Guidelines:

  • The application form will be available July 8, 2014.
  • The application deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:00PM EDT
  • NOTE: "$30 Application fee"

Updates:

  • It seems the first round of rejections were coming in around this time last year. Anyone hear anything?
  • Rejection received via post (12/15) x5 (12/16) x1; via email (12/17) x2; via post (12/18)
  • Do you think if I called I could find out my status? I just moved and it will probably be a while before my letter, assuming I'm getting one, gets to me.
  • Whatever is going to give you peace of mind, for sure.  postmail is a tricky thing so go on and ask, I say. you do not lose anything. Good luck!!
  • Those who received rejection letters via post, were they sent to your home or your office?
  • Has anyone received a rejection letter since 12/18? (<--posted 12/23)
  • Regarding the email rejection--really? I don't recall seeing rejections via email in the past.
  • I'm living abroad, hence the email rejection.
  • Is there a second round of rejections?
  • Yes, the pool is now down to 278 people per the official rejection letters. 
  • Does anyone known when will the second round of rejections go out? (apologize if this message gets uploaded twice. pc issues here)
  • According to last year's postings the second round of around 35 candidates are selected in mid-January.
  • Thank you!
  • So if I've gotten no word by now, I'm a semifinalist?
  • It may be safe to assume so but who knows really with these things.  I havent gotten any word either but then again, my mail may have gotten lost somewhere. But, as someone stated above, there are 278 people on the second pool, then 35, and then I don't know exactly how many.
  • does anybody know how many applications they received initially?
  • around 970
  • Any news on this? I believe we should be hearing back in the next week or two. (1/13)
  • nothing on my end. someone mentioned above mid-January so I reckon pretty soon.
  • Received rejection letter stating I was not among the 34 finalists (1/14) << was it an email or snail mail?
  • I'll check my email then.  It can take a while, in any case.
  • x 3 (1/15) for the rejection; it was by snail mail, arrived today. <--- Where are folks located (so we can speculate wildly about whether an envelope is on its way to us, as well)? -I like the adjective modifying speculation :)  I want to speculate too but I am already in panic attack mode. <--- Indiana.
  • Rejected in New England, 1/15! Congratulations to the short list. x 2
  • Rejection mail: Not among the top 34!
  • Does the SoF interview finalists? (x2) They don't do interviews. Supposedly, they just call you up out of the blue once they've made their decision to congratulate you... (Which would give me a heart attack.)
  • Rejected in the Mid-Atlantic, 1/16. Congrats to the short list! x 2
  • Rejected in Boston 1/16
  • Rejected in Midwest via snail mail 1/17
  • Rejected in Northeast 1/20
  • Rejected in Southeast 1/21 or 1/22
  • Are we still on the semi-final round of rejections or are the finalist rejections beginning to trickle in now? (1/20)
  • I emailed yesterday to ask my application status and they told me I was a finalist, and that they will let everyone know by the end of Feb. Which makes me think potentially the first round of acceptance calls has gone out? This is just conjecture though. Anyone else hear anything? 2/5
  • Any info on the selection criteria for each stage? How are applications evaluated? Are applicants in all departments seriously considered? It seems that anthropologists are often selected but art historians, historians, philosophers and litt scholars not often. Any thoughts.
  • Offer made 1/24
  • Offer made 2/12

University of Michigan (MI) - LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Study of China - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is pleased to announce the establishment of the LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships to support research in the study of China. This opportunity is open to scholars in the humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects. Two fellows are selected annually.

Eligibility: Research topics can cover any historical period of China - including contemporary China - and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five (5) years beyond receipt of the PhD. Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor). University of Michigan doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Program requirements: The fellowship appointment begins in September 2015 and concludes in August 2016. Fellows must physically reside in the University of Michigan vicinity during the academic year and actively participate in the events and the intellectual life of the Center. Each fellow is expected to give one presentation in the LRCCS Noon Lecture Series in the Winter academic term (January-April), be a guest-lecturer in at least one meeting of the Center’s interdisciplinary graduate seminar (CCS 501/CCS 502), and contribute to the greater Michigan community by mentoring or advising students.

Stipend and benefits: Total stipend for fellowship duration: US $45,000. Fellowship recipients and their dependents will be eligible for University of Michigan health-insurance and health-savings benefits.Up to US$10,000 of research funding is available to each fellow during the post-doctoral appointment (budget submission required in order to begin use of funds).

  • Application process: Application deadline is February 1, 2015. Candidates are required to apply through the University of Michigan Career Site by the deadline date; job posting is located at http://umjobs.org/job_detail/101413 (please upload one document combining (a) Current CV; (b) Research and/or writing plan for the appointment year; (c) Recent writing sample; (d) Other document such as additional evidence of English proficiency). Two letters of reference must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/26523 (no registration fee required for applicant or recommender). Notifications will be made by April 15, 2015. For questions regarding the program, please email Jen Zhu (zzhu@umich.edu).

University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - Post-doctoral Fellow in Twentieth-Century American Literature - Deadline: 15 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellow in Twentieth-Century American Literature. We are seeking a candidate with the ability to teach prose fiction and theory; additional desired areas of expertise include American multiethnic literature (particularly Latino/a) and queer theory. The English department offers B.A., M.A., and doctoral degrees in literature. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with our community of dynamic faculty, teach upper-level courses, and develop an ongoing research profile.

This is a two-year, non-tenure-track position, beginning July 1, 2015. Each semester, the fellow will teach two classes for the department, including courses in Core Writing, theory, literature surveys, and advanced courses in literature. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the scholarship and teaching of Twentieth-Century American Literature and must possess a Ph.D. in English or a related field granted within three years prior to July 1, 2015.

The state's flagship land-grant research and teaching institution, the University of Nevada, Reno is located in Northern Nevada, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Napa Valley wine country. For more information on campus life, please see https://www.unr.edu.

The University of Nevada accepts applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, a dissertation abstract, and list of three references via the university's website https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17498

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (NC) - Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

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

The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year.

Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.

Stipend

  • $42,000 per calendar year
  • $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year.
  • 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.
  • AN IMPORTANT SECONDARY CRITERION IS THE SUPPORT OF PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
  • Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.
  • Online application will be available September 15: https://apps.research.unc.edu/postdoc_fd/
  • Deadline: The application deadline is November 15 at 11:59 EST.
  • Any word on this? (2/13)
    • Nothing here. The email they sent saying materials were received said that depts would make recommendations to the selection committee by the end of February, so it may be a while yet even though their website says the first round of rejections will be 'by early February.'
  • Finalist notification (2/18)
  • Emailed them to ask about status of my application. Was told I would get official notice/email by 2/27. 
  • Rejection via email (2/27) x2

University of Notre Dame (IN) - National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship - Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

  • With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for its faculty fellowship program. The NEH Keough Fellowship will enable an outstanding scholar to continue his or her research while in residence in the Keough-Naughton Institute during the academic year 2014-2015. The Fellowship is open to scholars in any area of Irish Studies. The stipend is $55,000.
  • The Keough NEH Fellow will participate in a periodic faculty seminar and present a paper on her or his research during the year. Apart from the seminar, the Fellow's only obligation will be to pursue her or his research. The Fellow will be provided an office in the Keough-Naughton Institute and will be integrated into the Institute's life, with full library privileges and access to the Institute's research tools.
  • Deadline: 10 January 2015.
  • Emailed this week to find out timeline for decisions and was told the committee is meeting the week of March 1, 2015.
  • Offer made March 5, 2015.

University of Nottingham (UK) - Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Antislavery Usable Past - Deadline: 5 Feb, 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to be based in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. The successful applicant will join a collaborative academic project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under its ‘Care for the Future’ theme and with a value of £1.84 million, entitled 'The Antislavery Usable Past.'
  • It will unearth the details of past antislavery strategies (including 18th/19th-century American and British) and translate their lessons and legacies for today’s movement against contemporary global slavery and human trafficking.
  • It includes professors at Nottingham, Hull, and Queen's Belfast, a second postdoctoral fellow at Hull, three PhD students and a project administrator. The post holder will be based at the University of Nottingham, though the project will offer the opportunity of travel both within the UK and internationally, and work under the supervision of Professor Zoe Trodd.
  • She/he will support the work of the project, build partnerships with museums and antislavery organizations, assist in the design and development of a large digital archive of antislavery images and narratives, help design and deliver external workshops and resources, and help develop an open educational resource about past and present antislavery.
  • The research fellow will be offered the opportunity to contribute articles to the grant's books and journal issues, deliver papers at its conferences and colloquiums, help lead its network and workshops, deliver a talk as part of the American Studies public lecture series at the university, teach a course that makes use of the grant’s research and resources, and supervise undergraduate and MA dissertations.
  • The fellowship includes an additional budget (£3000) for the fellow to attend conferences and conduct his/her own research.
  • Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area with a dissertation topic about slavery and antislavery and/or the legacies of slavery and antislavery.
  • The ability to creatively apply relevant research approaches, models, techniques and methods is also essential, as is the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, both internally and externally.
  • A research background in visual culture, and/or historical memory, and/or Black Studies is desirable, as is experience of developing new approaches, models, techniques or methods in the research area of slavery/antislavery.
  • This full time appointment is tenable from 1 February 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, and will last for a period of 3 years and 8 months or until August 31 2018.
  • Salary: £28695 to £37394 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
  • Informal enquiries about the post should be addressed to zoe.trodd@nottingham.ac.uk.
  • For more information and to apply, see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ARTS388714
  • Deadline: 5 Feb, 2015.

University of Nottingham (UK) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 5 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Research Fellowship in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, to start 1 MARCH 2015
  • "The purpose of this role will be to carry out research for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, ‘Post-Traumatic Growth in Testimonies from Survivors and Perpetrators of the Rwanda Genocide’."
  • This project aims to gain a qualitative understanding of the impact of the 1994 genocide on Rwandan people. Through the close analysis of oral testimonies collected and transcribed by our project partner, the Aegis Trust, and stored in Genocide Archive Rwanda, it will focus on the ways in which individuals are beginning to construct their identities in terms of post-traumatic growth. The Research Fellow will work with members of the research team and with colleagues in Rwanda to produce a detailed analysis of a sample of testimonies from survivors and perpetrators of the genocide. The person appointed will be expected to produce publications, both independently and with other members of the team, to disseminate the project’s findings, and to help with the organisation of planned impact and engagement events.
  • Candidates must have completed or submitted a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area by the start date of the post.  Excellent time-management and organisational abilities are essential, as is the ability to work independently. Candidates should also have the ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, both internally and externally, and have the ability to travel to carry out research in Rwanda as outlined above.Training in qualitative discourse analysis is also required, along with an awareness of the demands of working in a politically sensitive context. Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda and French is desirable, as is knowledge and understanding of the theory of post-traumatic growth, and knowledge and understanding of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
  • The post is funded from 1 March 2015 to 31 May 2018
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Nicki Hitchcott, tel: 0115 9515868 or email: nicki.hitchcott@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. [apply online]
  • Deadline: 5 Feb. 2015.

University of Oslo (NOR) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities related to Folklore Archives - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. The Research Fellowship is based in Cultural History and Museology and dedicated to digital humanities and folklore collections/ archives.The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development, especially in relation to Norsk Folkeminnesamling (Norwegian Folklore Archives), a national archive for cultural history and folklore hosted at IKOS.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. The appointment is for a period of three years (2015-2017) and the position entails a 10% compulsory workload of teaching and supervision duties.

Requirements

  • PhD in cultural history, folklore studies or related areas.
  • The applicant is expected to develop a project in cultural history using approaches from the field of digital humanities. The project should connect to Norsk Folkeminnesamling (Norwegian Folklore Archives): http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/tjenester/kunnskap/samlinger/norsk-folkeminnesamling/
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame an contribute to the main project
  • good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Project description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

See also http://www.hf.uio.no/for-ansatte/arbeidsstotte/personal/rekruttering/regler-tilsettinger/#postdocENG

  • Application deadline: 1 October 2014.

University of Oxford, All Souls College (UK) - Five-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Deadline: 12 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 'up to' six 5-year postdoctoral research fellowships, to start 1 Oct. 2015
  • "Successful candidates will be expected to undertake a programme of independent post-doctoral research as agreed with the College and, if they so wish, a limited amount of University lecturing and teaching. The Fellowships are open to candidates in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the College intends to allocate at least two Fellowships specifically to Mathematics/Natural Sciences."
  • "The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable. They are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research and teaching, develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent academic posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication. Fellows are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University."
  • "The College will accept on-line applications from those who are, or have been, registered for a doctorate at any recognised university. It is expected that applicants will have completed their doctorate or be close to completion. Successful candidates must complete their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships. Candidates must be able to demonstrate both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers. The College will not normally accept applications from applicants who were first registered for a higher degree prior to 1 August 2007."
  • For further particulars and to complete the on-line application, see the Appointments section of the College’s website: http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline for applications: 4pm (UK time) 12 Sept. 2014
  • Deadline for references: 4pm (UK time) 19 Sept. 2014
  • Intend to interview 16 & 17th Jan, with final decision 24 Jan.
  • Rejected via email (10/21). They said they had more than 700 applications...

University of Oxford (UK) - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 11 Aug. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • "[T]he Humanities Division invites Expressions of Interest for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship competition for the next application round (2014-2015). The BA PDF scheme is an annual competition and open to postdoctoral students who are working within the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences and can demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community. Please see also the British Academy’s guidance here: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/Postdoctoral_Fellowships_FAQs.cfm"
  • The application deadline for the scheme itself will be in Autumn 2014; Oxford has its own internal deadlines and applicants interested in applying through a faculty in Oxford’s Humanities Division should follow the link here to the relevant deadlines and forms: http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/research/applying_from_outside_oxford/british_academy_postdoctoral_fellowships
  • The Division supports applications in any of the subject disciplines of the faculties as listed above (*for Music and Art subjects, please note that the British Academy does not support practice-led research, although practice can form one element of a larger research project. In addition to practice-led research, the Ruskin School of Art also supports postdoctoral scholarship in the history and theory of contemporary art). To express an interest for this scheme, please fill in the form and send this to the following email address BApostdocs@humanities.ox.ac.uk. You will need to identify a mentor from your chosen faculty/discipline, who will need to send a short statement (c. 250 words) in support of your application directly to us. The mentor statement should reach us by the specified deadlines (see above link).
  • NB: Please note that a successful outcome of this Expression of Interest phase does not constitute the offer of a fellowship; applicants will still need to apply to the British Academy who will make awards according to their own criteria.
  • Deadline: 11 Aug. 2014.
  • -> Has anyone been notified yet? (21/01) Will we be notified via e-gap?

University of Oxford (UK) - Christ Church, Merton and St Johns Colleges Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 28 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Up to 12 Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges
  • The fellowships are tenable either from 1st October 2015 or, exceptionally, from 1st September 2015.
  • 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.
  • Application forms, together with further particulars, details of the allocation of subjects, and a recruitment monitoring form may be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/jrfs and submitted to the college allocated for the subject to which you wish to apply following the procedures specified in the further particulars.
  • Deadline: 12 noon 28 Nov 2014.
  • Email acknowledging application - they had 283 applications this year (12/03). Just to clarify, it sounded from the email as if Christ Church had 283 applications and that the other colleges would have similar numbers.
  • It seems from the above post that Christ Church acknowledged the receipt of applications. Did anyone who applied to St. John's or Merton get an acknowledgement?
  • I applied to Merton and have not received an acknowledgment.
  • No acknowledgment from St. John's either.
  • I applied to Merton and got a note on 12/12 that one of my recommendations had not arrived!
  • Shortlisting happened around this time last year... has anyone heard anything yet?
  • Has anyone heard anything yet--for good or for ill? The confirmation email (from Christ Church) said "interviews will held on Friday 6 February 2015 ... If you have not heard from us by early February please assume that you have not been called for interview." What news, wiki-users?
  • St. John's rejection, snail mail. (01/31)
  • St. John's snail mail rejection (2/3)
  • Email rejection from Christ Church; 234 applicants in the arts (2/6)
  • Email rejection from Merton (2/18)

University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College (UK) - MG Brock Junior Research Fellowship in History Deadline: 10 Apr. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a stipendiary Brock Junior Research Fellow in Modern British and/or British World History since 1800, tenable for three years with effect from October 2015
  • The appointee will engage in internationally recognized research at the postdoctoral level. S/he will play an active role in the teaching and administration of history in the College.  Among other duties, the appointee will teach for up to 4 hours per week in term (covering the outline papers on 19th and 20th century British history, as well as assisting in the teaching of overview papers on historiography and methodology), serve as undergraduate admissions liaison tutor, and assist in the overall administration of the College’s history school.
  • Further information may be obtained on the College website www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/vacancies.  Applications should be submitted, by email to jrf-applications@ccc.ox.ac.uk and should include a completed cover sheet, a letter of application, explaining how you meet the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars, a c.v., list of publications and a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests.
  • Referees should be asked to write directly, by email, to: sara.watson@ccc.ox.ac.uk their references to be received by not later than 10 April 2015. Interviews will be held in Oxford on 15 May 2015.
  • Deadline: 10 Apr. 2015

University of Oxford - Hertford College (UK) - JRFs in the Humanities & Social Sciences - Deadline: 27 Mar. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two 3-year stipendary Junior Research Fellowships, one in Humanities, one in Social Sciences, which will be tenable for a non-renewable fixed term of three years from 1 October 2015 until 30 September 2018
  • The Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who are of post-doctoral or equivalent standing and are already engaged in independent research. Eligible candidates should have a good first degree, and should normally have submitted their doctoral thesis and have fewer than five years of post-doctoral research experience by the closing date; they should not normally already hold, or have held, a Junior Research Fellowship in the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge.
  • Further details and the JRF application form can be found at: http://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file (i.e. in soft copy only) to jrfstipe@hertford.ox.ac.uk by Friday 27 March 2015. Candidates should also ask their referees to send confidential references direct to jrfstipe@hertford.ox.ac.uk to arrive no later than Friday 27 March 2013. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the week of 18 May 2015.
    • Rejection email 4/23

University of Oxford, History Faculty (UK) - Research Associate, the Jagiellonians - Deadline: 28 May 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 13 month Research Associateship to work on ‘The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory and Identity in Central Europe’
  • ‘The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory and Identity in Central Europe’ is an ambitious and innovative project that will provide the first study of the Jagiellonians as an international political phenomenon from ca. 1380 to 1596. A team of researchers, based at Oxford and led by Dr Natalia Nowakowska, are investigating new, multi-disciplinary ways of writing dynastic history and exploring the on-going role played by the Jagiellonians in the evolution of national and regional identities in Central Europe, from the 14th century to the present.
  • We are seeking a Research Associate who will focus on the Jagiellonians and the German-speaking lands, particularly Jagiellonian princesses in the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, to continue work done by other members of the team. You will hold a doctorate in medieval or early modern history (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be fluent in modern and early modern German and Latin; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative working in the Humanities.
  • This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 13 months, tenable from late July 2015 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Natalia Nowakowska (natalia.nowakowska@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on [this link] https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=118032
  • Deadline: noon (local time) 28 May 2015

University of Oxford (UK) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Europe - Deadline: 6 Aug. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Applications are invited for a fixed-term 2-year postdoctoral fellowship within the HERA-funded international research project ‘Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities 1500 - 1800’, led by Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly. The post is tenable from 1 September 2014 to 30 September 2016.
  • Further details about the project are available on the project’s website at: http://www.marryingcultures.eu.
  • Applicants must have completed doctoral degree in a relevant discipline relating to early modern Europe (e.g. history, art history, modern languages and literatures, history of music, cultural history), have excellent communication skills, knowledge of another European language and good organisational skills. The successful applicant will undertake independent research on a relevant foreign queen consort of the appointee’s own choosing, to be agreed with the Project Leader, and will assist the Project Leader in the administration of the project
  • Deadline: noon (local time) 6 Aug. 2014
  • Intend to interview week starting the 18 Aug.

University of Oxford (UK) - Research Associate: The Human Factor: Infectious Disease and Collective Responsibility - Deadline: 3 Sept. 2015Edit

  • 3.5 year research post-doc to start Oct 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The Human Factor: Infectious Disease and Collective Responsibility’ is an Oxford Martin-funded, interdisciplinary project that will examine the role of behaviour, psychology, and ethics in the genesis, perpetuation and control of infectious disease. Work will be arranged around four topics: antibiotic resistance (incorporating a special case study of tuberculosis); influenza; malaria; and vaccine-sensitive childhood diseases.
  • We are seeking to appoint a research associate to join a team of three Principal Investigators (from History, Philosophy and Zoology), three Lead Researchers (from Medicine, Psychology and Philosophy) and around six postdoctoral researchers. The appointee will undertake research and produce sole-authored articles on aspects of the recent history of antibiotic resistance. S/he will also contribute to jointly-written reports making policy and other recommendations relating to the problem of antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases more generally. S/he will report to the Principal Investigator for History, Professor Mark Harrison.
  • The appointee will have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent. Experience of engagement with policy-makers and opinion-formers in the field of public health and/or other fields relevant to the application is desirable. While knowledge of infectious diseases in the United Kingdom context is required, some understanding of other national contexts would be an advantage.
  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 September 2015. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on This link.
  • Deadline: 3 Sept. 2015.

University of Oxford (UK) - University College - Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy or Politics - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • One 3-year Junior Research Fellowship in philosophy or politics, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications in any field of Philosophy will be welcome. Politics should be broadly construed, to include, for example, political theory, international relations, public policy, social policy, comparative government, and social science statistics.
  • Junior Research Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for outstanding academics at the beginning of their careers. University College has at any time between 8 and 10 Junior Research Fellows in any of the subjects in which it has fellows and lecturers. Junior Research Fellows play an important part in the intellectual and social lives of the college.
  • The primary duty of the post is to carry out research. While the college is careful to protect the research time of its Junior Research Fellows, the fellow will be offered a limited amount of teaching (up to 3 hours a week during term time), in the interest of his or her career development. Any such piecemeal teaching will be remunerated separately.
  • The primary criterion for appointment to the Junior Research Fellowship will be research excellence. Candidates must (1) have a strong educational record; (2) be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have recently completed their doctorates; (3) have research expertise as established by publications, or demonstrate promise of such achievement; and (4) have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the fellowship. The potential to become an effective teacher will be a secondary consideration.
  • Candidates must be confident that they will have obtained their doctorates by the start of their appointment. Conversely, this position is not intended for those who have already held another stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship or equivalent (such as a Career Development Fellowship), or for those who obtained their doctorates more than two years prior to the application date.
  • Selected candidates may be asked to submit a sample of their written work, which may be one or two published or submitted articles, or all or part of their thesis. Applicants should indicate on their application form what material they propose to submit, if longlisted, but should not at this stage submit any written work.
  • Details of the application process including an application form are available from the college website at http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/content/junior-research-fellowship-philosophy-or-politics.
  • The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 19 November 2014. Applicants should arrange for three referees to send their references to the Academic Services Manager by the same date. Longlisted candidates will be contacted on Tuesday 25 November and asked to submit written work by 5 pm on Thursday 27 November. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 20 January 2015 (subject to confirmation).
  • Email stating they have received "an overwhelming number" of applications and so "the timescale for informing applicants about the status of their application will be longer than expected." (11/25)
  • Email rejection (12/16)
  • Any word on shortlisting? (1/10)

University of Oxford (UK) - University College - Sanderson Junior Research Fellowship in Modern European History - Deadline: 5 Jan 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • University College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in Modern European History (from 1750 onwards). The fellowship will be tenable for a period of three years starting on 1 October 2015. Applications from candidates whose research interests fall principally in the history of the British Isles will not be considered.
  • Junior Research Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for outstanding academics at the beginning of their careers. University College has at any time between 8 and 10 Junior Research Fellows. The college has three permanent fellows and tutors in History: Professor Oliver Zimmer (modern European), Dr Catherine Holmes (medieval), and Dr Ben Jackson (modern British). Further details about University College are available from the website at http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk, where details of the research of current fellows can also be found.
  • The primary duty of the postholder is to carry out research. While the college is careful to protect the research time of its Junior Research Fellows, the fellow will be offered a limited amount of teaching (up to three hours a week during term time), in the interest of his or her career development.
  • The primary criterion for appointment to the Junior Research Fellowship will be research excellence. Candidates must have (1) a strong academic record; (2) be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have recently completed their doctorate; (3) have research expertise as established by publications, or demonstrate promise of such achievement; and (4) have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the fellowship. Candidates must be confident that they will have obtained their doctorate by the start of their appointment. Conversely, this position is not intended for those who have already held another stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship or equivalent (such as a Career Development Fellowship), or for those who obtained their doctorate more than two years prior to the application date.
  • Selected candidates will be asked to submit written work, which may be one or two published or submitted articles, or all or part of their thesis. Applicants should indicate on their application form which material they propose to submit, if invited to do so, but should not at this stage submit any written work.
  • Candidates should send their application form (downloadable from the college website at http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/content/sanderson-junior-research-fellowship-modern-european-history) to Miss Sally Stubbs, Academic Services Manager, by email: recruitment@univ.ox.ac.uk) ... Applicants should arrange for three referees to send their references to the Academic Services Manager by the same date. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in February 2015 (subject to confirmation).
  • Deadline: 9 Jan 2015 [12 noon].
  • Request for written materials (01/23) x2
  • Offer made and accepted. [posted 4/14]

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship ("Jews Beyond Reason") - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The mind, as the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria recognized two thousand years ago, is not guided by rationality alone; it is also driven by appetite and by the passions, and from his age until our own, Jewish thinkers and producers of culture have recognized something nonrational at the core of being human. Ancient rabbinic sources speak of the yetser, an inclination or impulse, as a driver of human behavior, and source of creativity and destructiveness. The medieval philosopher Maimonides subordinated imagination to philosophy, and yet without imagination, he also realized, there would be no prophecy. And the world owes the discovery of the unconscious to the Jewish physician Sigmund Freud. Jewish thought, history, and culture offer many opportunities to explore those aspects of the mind that lie beneath reason, that go beyond it, that resist it.

During its 2015–2016 fellowship year, the Katz Center will focus on those aspects of internal life that lie beyond reason—emotions and feelings, the unconscious, sensation, imagination, impulse, intuition, and the nonrational dimensions of reason itself. The topic can be explored through various disciplinary perspectives such as history, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, art, and musicology. Relevant fellowship proposals might address any of the following topics:

Emotions and feelings. Though rooted in neurological and physical responses, scholars recognize that emotions—like love, anger, anxiety, joy, fear, empathy, sympathy, sadness, desire, pain, and pleasure—are shaped by culture. What is there to be learned about emotions in Jewish cultural contexts?
Sensation. Another area of research that engages fields such as art history, film studies, ethnomusicology, ethics, and literature is sensation, a topic that includes sight, sound, touch, or scent within Jewish cultural or artistic contexts.
The unconscious. Interest in psychoanalysis continues to thrive, as does the deployment of psychoanalytic approaches to analyze literature and understand behavior. The Center welcomes proposals that bridge Jewish studies and the study of psychoanalysis and its history.
Mental illness. The idea of “madness” or mental illness in Jewish contexts approached from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Imagination. What is the history of imagination in Jewish culture? How is the imagination understood within specific periods of history or by particular thinkers, and how does that history relate to the broader history of imagination? Also potentially relevant are studies of Jewish artists and their engagement with movements that emphasize the non-rational (Romanticism, Expressionism, etc.).
The nonrational within rationality itself. One of the projects associated with post-modernism is a critique of rationality, the exposure of its metaphysical foundations and blind spots. The year is open to research that explores nonrational dimensions of Jewish philosophy or other modes of rationality, including that which draws on new methods or theories to challenge the distinction between reason and nonrational dimensions of subjectivity/cognition.

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and financial need with a maximum of $50,000 for the academic year. Fellowship recipients will be notified by February 6, 2015.

Applications are available on our website: http://katz.sas.upenn.edu

More details are available at: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Humanities Forum, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2015-16 - Topic: SEX - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - ALTERNATE NOTIFIEDEdit

Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2015-2016 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2006 and December 2014. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. Please refer to full Application Guidelines. International scholars, please note carefully the final paragraph in that section concerning visa terms (only J-1 visas will be granted).

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2015–2016 academic year, we have set Sex 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).

  • When I called, they said they were hoping to decide before the break. (12-18) 
  • So...they clearly didn't decide before the break.  Anyone heard anything about their timeline? (12/22)
  • The website has been updated. It now says that decisions will be announced the first week of January (12/22)
  • Rejection email received (1/5) x2
  • named as an alternate (1/5)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a 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.

Eligibility

Graduate students from PENN and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date.
Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training.
Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor for July 2015.

Academic Diversity Fellowship Program Application

  • Application Deadline: For the 2015-2016 academic year, the deadline is September 30, 2014.
  • Anyone heard any word on this? (1/16)
  • Not I (1/18)
  • I emailed them and asked when we'd hear. They said they're finalizing things, and winners will be notified by email in a few weeks. 
  • I just emailed Josie Rook, she responded, and said that I was not chosen.  Seems like they have made the decisions already.  The process seemed slow and disorganized.
  • Rejected via email (2/11)X2
  • I haven't received a rejection nor an acceptance email. Anyone else in my boat?
  • Yep, I'm in your boat (2/13).  No word one way or the other.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Curiosity: A Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship  - Deadline: 30 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Supported by a gift from the Center for Curiosity (CfC), a New York-based not-for-profit, the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania has established a postdoctoral fellowship position in “Curiosity” targeted to scholars whose research may provide insights into curiosity and its related areas of inquiry from any discipline or specialization. We are equally interested in the insights of engineers, computer scientists, and neuroscientists as we are those of anthropologists, economists, historians, educators, social workers, and scholars of communication.

Many have identified curiosity as a central and defining aspect of the theory of mind, practitioner inquiry, learning sciences, ethnographic practice, intercultural communication, technological innovation, amongst many other things. And yet, curiosity has not been as rigorously theorized as innovation, creativity, imagination, and the like. In fact, it has remained relatively understudied with the exception of a small number of social psychologists and neurobiologists. In response, we focus on “curiosity” as a constitutive element of creative, open-minded, imaginative, and innovative approaches to scholarly questions and real world undertakings, attending specifically to educational change and social impact.

During the fellowship term, scholars are expected to teach one course, specifically dedicated to curiosity and related to their area of expertise. Scholars will also coordinate an annual “Curiosity Conference” on Penn’s campus that should bring together leading intellectual figures from not-for-profit, corporate, educational, and academic spaces, along with monthly workshops and/or lectures that address relevant themes to both SP2 and CfC’s missions. Scholars will be expected to undertake two serious “publishable” products, which can take any form (papers, films, web platforms, web applications, etc.), which they will be expected to complete by the end of the fellowship term. More than anything else, the fellow will have to explain how their research is socially applicable and relevant to educational change. Fellows are expected to reside near the University of Pennsylvania’s campus during the academic year and should participate fully in the intellectual life of SP2 and the University.

Awards: Fellows receive an annual stipend commensurate with experience and competitive within the National Research Service Awards stipend scale, renewable for up to three years, as well as annual allowances for research ($4,000), office space, and access to university grants, benefits and other resources. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Please submit the following materials to curiosity@lists.upenn.edu

A cover letter that includes: How your research addresses the theme of Curiosity; Your previous research and teaching interests; Your previous experience in collaborative partnerships outside of the university; A description of the research project you will undertake as a postdoc. 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article (maximum 25 pages) 4. Research proposal (No longer than five double-spaced pages.) 5. One course proposal or syllabus dealing specifically with curiosity-related themes

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015-16 - Deadline: 13 Feb. 2015 - OFFERS 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 2015-2016. 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 completed the oral defense at the time of application and who will graduate with the PhD by August 2015. Individuals who graduated before September 1, 2013 are not eligible; there will be no exceptions to these criteria. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows may apply for an additional one-year renewal.

  • Rejection email (2/11) (2/12)
  • ^ Is this a mistake? The deadline is not until February 13th.
  • I wonder if these posters above are referring to rejections from the Pitt Humanities Center's Early Career Fellowship; I received mine 2/9.
  • Notified of alternate status (3/18)
  • ^ Does this mean that offers have already been made? it seems a bit early
  • Has anyone else heard anything about this? Rejections? Offers? Alternate status? (3/19)
  • Offer made (3/19)
  • Was told by program admin there would be news in about a week. Perhaps decisions vary by department. They're offering 5; anyone know which dept. has already made offer(s)?
  • Has anyone received a rejection?
  • ^ ive not heard anything. I looked back at last years page for this fellowship--it seems like rejections went out the day before offers last year (3/31 and 4/1 respectively) it seems very odd that they are making offers and alerting alternates already 
  • I heard of offers being made in Humanities departments.
  • Any movement here? Rejections? More offers? (03/31).
  • I applied and have heard nothing whatsoever yet. x3 (4/3)
  • The offer letter stated that the deadline to accept/decline the offer is tomorrow (4/6) so you might start hearing back after that. 
  • Yep, just got a rejection email. x3 (4/6)
  • Anyone knows how many people applied this year? 
  • Yes. I emailed and was told that there were over 400 applications between the departments.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in World History - Deadline: Feb. 27 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The World History Center (http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) and the Department of History (http://www.history.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in world history beginning fall 2015, with the option of renewal for a second year. We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and whose research interests are cross-disciplinary, multiregional, and/or have varied time frames. The successful candidate will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department. Research will include individual research plus work on such Center projects as the Alliance for Learning in World History (http://www.alliance.pitt.edu) and the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis (http://www.chia.pitt.edu). Teaching will include two world history courses each year. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the past eight years but before June 2015. Send letter of application, full CV, a dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Diego Holstein, Chair, World History Postdoctoral Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to holstein@pitt.edu.

  • Deadline for applications is February 27, 2015.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Postdoc in World History of Science, Medieval/Early Modern - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The World History Center (http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) and the Department of History (http://www.history.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a postdoctoral fellowship in World History of Science beginning January 2015 and continuing three semesters to May 2016

We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training in global historical studies, and who have a specialization in history of science. The successful candidate will direct a conference on the history of scientific encounters among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars from 1200 to 1600 CE: this is the third in a series of conferences on world history of science. The postdoc will also co-edit a collective volume based on the conference, and will participate in research, teaching, and other activities of the center and the department. Teaching will include one course each semester. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before January 2015.

  • Send letter of application, full CV, a dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Patrick Manning, Chair, World History of Science Postdoc Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to pmanning@pitt.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014.

University of Portsmouth (UK) - Lecturer/Research Fellow in the History of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, circa 1660-1815 - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 3 year fixed-term teaching and research post doc
  • The University of Portsmouth (UoP) and the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) wish to appoint to this new full-time equivalent post in order to expand their existing successful range of research collaborations. The staff appointed will assist in the development of new museum galleries and work with others to develop and launch a new Masters degree programme in Naval History.
  • This combined role will involve 0.5 fte Lecturing at the University of Portsmouth and 0.5 fte Research work with the NMRN in the History of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, circa 1600-1815.
  • Applicants will require a breadth of knowledge of Naval History with specialist knowledge in the Royal Navy in the History of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, circa 1600-1815. Candidates will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD and have experience of teaching in Higher Education.
  • The successful applicant will promote the National Museum of the Royal Navy as a centre for research through high quality publications and conference papers. In addition, they will develop suitable funding proposals for dealing with either research into, or the interpretation of, the Royal Navy as a Sailing Navy.
  • Apply online here
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2014.

University of Portsmouth (UK) - Lecturer/Research Fellow in the History of the Royal Navy and the British Empire, circa 1800-1914 - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 3 year fixed-term teaching and research post doc
  • The University of Portsmouth (UoP) and the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) wish to appoint to this new full-time equivalent post in order to expand their existing successful range of research collaborations. The successful appointee will assist in the development of new museum galleries and work with others to develop and launch a new Masters degree programme in Naval History.
  • This combined role will involve 0.5 fte Lecturing at the University of Portsmouth and 0.5 fte Research work with the NMRN in the History of the Royal Navy and the British Empire, circa 1800-1914.
  • Applicants will require a breadth of knowledge of Naval History with specialist knowledge in the Royal Navy in the British Empire, circa 1800-1914. Candidates will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD and have experience of teaching in Higher Education.
  • The successful applicant will promote the National Museum of the Royal Navy as a centre for research through high quality publications and conference papers. In addition, they will develop suitable funding proposals for dealing with either research into, or the interpretation of, the Royal Navy as an Imperial Navy.
  • Apply online here
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2014.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities - Deadline: 12 Jan. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities. Job ID: 1993. English. Appointment: Full-time, three-year (non-tenure track) position beginning Fall 2015.

The Humanities Program at the University of Puget Sound invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are looking for someone with the demonstrated ability to introduce 21st-century tools and methods for conducting research and presenting information to both students and faculty at our four-year liberal-arts institution. The successful candidate will collaborate with current faculty, library staff, and educational technologists to integrate digital tools and methods into curricula across a range of academic departments and programs. The position will also require doctoral-level subject-matter knowledge and teaching experience in a discipline associated with the humanities. We particularly welcome applicants with specialization in Film Studies and/or Queer Studies.

Responsibilities: Develop, document, and deliver self-contained and customizable learning modules in two or more of the following technology-based practices:

spatial humanities/GIS/”thick mapping”
computer-assisted text analysis
development of multimedia and/or interactive virtual environments
network visualizations of online materials
three-dimensional modeling and reconstruction of historical and archeological sites
preparation and curation of digital collectionsTeach semester-length introductory and advanced courses in her/his field of specialization, and use these courses as a platform for developing and refining hands-on instruction in computer-assisted humanities research and presentation methods. (Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester. The teaching load for this position will be two courses per semester to allow time for development and delivery of workshops for students and faculty described above.)

Qualifications: A Ph.D. (ABD considered) in a humanities-related field with a promising record of publishing and/or presenting at professional conferences about how to introduce digital tools and techniques into traditionally “analog”-oriented programs of study. A record of successful teaching generally at the undergraduate level. A strong ongoing commitment to innovative, technically sophisticated pedagogy.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is funded, with generous assistance from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, at the postdoctoral level with an anticipated salary of $51,000. The University of Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Required Documents: Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:

Curriculum vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of on-going and future projects
Three (3) letters of recommendation. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.
  • Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than January 12, 2015 to ensure consideration.
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2015

University of Queensland (AUS) - Postdoctoral Fellowships on Science and Secularization - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for up to five years to conduct research on themes related to 'Science and Secularization'. These Fellowships are associated with Professor Harrison's Australian Research Council Laureate which will investigate science and secularization in different historical periods and in different cultural contexts.

The project will be based in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at The University of Queensland (UQ). UQ is known as one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions, located in an attractive setting in the city of Brisbane.

The role: The successful candidates will work on a topic related to the themes of the project and will make a significant contribution to the project outcomes. While applications concerned with any aspect of science and secularization are welcome, applicants with an interest in cross cultural comparisons, science and secularization in non-Western contexts are particularly welcome.

The person: Applicants require a PhD in a relevant field. These would include religious studies, history, history of science, and sociology. Candidates with doctorates in other fields will be considered if their area of research expertise is relevant to the project.

Remuneration: These are full-time, fixed term appointments at Academic level A for up to five years. The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$74,625 - $80,107 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

Job No: 496461

UQ is an equal opportunity employer. For a full position description please visit:http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/#/job/496461/postdoctoral-research-fellow

For information on completing the application process please visit:http://www.uq.edu.au/uqjobs/index.html?page=149386&pid=149313

Further information about the University, the State of Queensland and living in Brisbane is available via the University’s website at http://www.uq.edu.au/

  • Applications close: 26 October 2014.
  • Rejection [via e-mail] (3/11)

University of San Diego (CA) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 20 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a 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 academic career in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and/or Social Sciences. Through this fellowship, we are committed to support the early development of scholars whose research/creative activity, teaching, mentoring or service advances the perspectives of African Americans. The position will begin in September 2015 and will be housed in one or more of the following academic departments: English; Chemistry; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Political Science and International Relations; Psychological Sciences; Sociology; Theology & Religious Studies. The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Postdocs teach up to three courses per year, and work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines. USD faculty support the postdocs’ interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual guidance for the postdocs’ active scholarly agendas. Qualifications: Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree no more than three years before the starting date (August 2015). Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check. Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process. Salary: Awards include a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation; The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits Hours: 37.5 per week Closing date: March 20, 2015 Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed. Submit: letter of application (please indicate Department(s) for which you seek affiliation if awarded the postdoc), curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly or creative work, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for lower and upper division courses, statement about commitment and experience teaching, mentoring or service advancing the perspectives of African Americans, statement of research/creative activity plans and goals that is thoughtfully integrated into the mission and vision of the university, and three letters of reference (submitted directly to Interfolio by referee).

  • For full consideration, all of the above mentioned materials must be received by March 20, 2015 by 5:00PM PST. Electronic submission of all application materials through Interfolio is required; after establishing an account, candidates can search for this position in the system (http://apply.interfolio.com/28717). In addition, all candidates must register through USD’s online job site: go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/, look for job # IRC16107, and complete the application form (but do not submit any materials through this site).
  • Rejection letter (5/12)

University of South Florida (FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar - “Global Change in a Dynamic World” - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Renewable Postdoctoral Scholarships for 2015-16 beginning August 7. Teaching 1-1. Salary $40,000. Doctoral degree 2012 or later. Candidates who defend dissertations by June 1, 2015 considered.

Application should include: 1. Letter stating interest. Say (i) How your research and teaching would contribute to theme “Global Change in a Dynamic World.” Possible subtopics include sustainability, technology and information; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; economic, educational, and environmental disparities; ethics; human rights; animal rights; and peace and conflict. Both past and contemporary perspectives may be considered. (ii) How you would contribute to goals of USF Strategic Plan (http://www.ods.usf.edu/Plans/Strategic/docs/USF-Strategic-Plan-2013-2018.pdf). (iii) Department with which you would like to be affiliated. (iv) Teaching experience and courses you would like to offer. (v) Your long-term goals. 2. A curriculum vitae. 3. Two reference letters. 4. Scanned copies of up to three published papers (max 50 pages). 5. Scanned copy of transcript from doctoral-granting institution. 6. Copies of teaching evaluations from most recent academic year.

  • Did anyone receive acknowledgement/confirmation of receipt for their application?
  • Rejection via email 1/23
  • Did they say anthing about the # of applicants or other useful info for future applications?
  • Nothing about total number of applications, but they said they selected 22 finalists for 4 positions and I was not among the 22.
  • I haven't received any news at all. Anyone else? (1/24) x4
  • I haven't either (1/27) x1
  • Still haven't heard (2/5). Anyone? x2
  • 2/6 - Wrote to inquire about my application's status on February 4. Was told that I am a finalist and that final decisions about who will receive an offer will depend on how many offers they are able to extend. They may have this information as soon as next week.
  • Has anyone heard anything since Feb. 6?
  • 2/15 - Nothing here.
  • 2/21 Still nothing. Anyone? x3
  • 3/2 Any updates?
  • 3/2 Nothing. x2
  • 3/3 Offer made via telephone, then followed up via e-mail.
  • One offer? Any idea if there will be more positions? 
  • I'm the one who posted on 3/3. I have now accepted the offer (3/7), which was extended by the chair of the department in which I'll be working. I would assume it is not the only offer and that timing may be different for different deparments. 
  • Congratulations! Mind sharing what department you are in?
  • History

University of Southern California (CA) - Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at USC - Deadline: 6 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities. The annual salary is $63,345 with access to $5000 in funds annually to support the digitization of new materials.

The USC Digital Humanities Program is administered through the office of the Vice Dean of Humanities at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, with key support and participation from the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), notably from its newly launched Division of Media Arts + Practice (MA+P), as well as direct participation of the USC Libraries through the USC Digital Repository. The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry.

Fellows will have access to the Digital Publishing Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, including the Fab Lab, the World Building Media Lab, and the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture. Fellows will be expected to participate in Institute or Center programs relevant to each fellow’s interests. Fellows will be assigned at least one mentor closely affiliated with one of the humanities centers or institutes at USC. These centers include, but are not limited to, the Shoah Foundation Institute, the Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, the Brain and Creativity Institute, and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Cultures.

Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work in panels at the annual public symposia on how their immersion in digital humanities techniques has shaped their research, writing, and presentation of their evidence. They will also participate in the best practices workshops at USC. Each fellow will teach three courses over two academic years.

  • The fellowship is open to candidates with a PhD received between August 2012 and August 2015. To apply, please go to http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/36167 and submit a cover letter/ research statement, c.v., dissertation abstract, writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for the receipt of all materials is February 6, 2015. Inquiries should be directed to digitalhumanities@dornsife.usc.edu

University of Southern California (CA) - Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The University of Southern California (USC) Provosts Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities is a key element in USC's distinctive contribution to scholarship and academic excellence in the realm of the humanities.

Postdoctoral Scholars are appointed for two years, and begin in August of the academic year to which candidates are appointed. Provosts scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research. The salary for Provosts 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/

  • The deadline to apply is Friday, November 14, 2014, 12 noon, PST
  • Informed via email from department of finalist status (1/16)
  • Which department is that?
  • Has anyone else gotten word on this? (1/23)
  • I received an offer from a different institution and emailed the office of posdoctoral affairs this morning to get the status of my application. They got back to me right away letting me know that they're in the final review stages and that I am not in the finalist pool. They will be making offers at the end of February. (1/30)
  • Thanks for the updates! Anyone aware if all finalists are actually notified, or if there will be interviews or anything? Just want to know if I should give up hope... (1/30)
  • Any news? The application confirmation letter mentioned Feb 23 as the day they inform the lottery winners. (2/23)
  • I got in touch with them last week. They said that they'll decide "by the end of the month." There are 34 finalists. (2/24)
  • Received an offer on 2/25 (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Received offer 2/27 (Music)

University of St. Andrews (UK: Scot) - Research Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies- Deadline: 24 Sept. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 18-month Reseach Fellowship to begin January 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter (negotiable),
  • The School of History is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow on the research project “The Islamisation of Anatolia, c. 1100-1500” (ERC FP7 grant 284076 see https://www.islam-anatolia.ac.uk). The successful candidate will possess or be in the final stages of completing a PhD in an aspect of pre-modern Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies and have a good knowledge of Old Anatolian Turkish and/or Persian and experience of working with Islamic manuscripts. The principal duties of the successful candidate will be to publish research on an aspect of the spread of Islamic religion, literature or culture, broadly interpreted, in Anatolia and/or the Ottoman lands prior to c. 1500; and to assist in the collection of codicological information on Islamic manuscripts from Anatolia and the Ottoman lands prior to c. 1500 for inclusion in a database which will be one of the project’s outputs.
  • Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Principal Investigator, Dr Andrew Peacock, acsp@st-andrews.ac.uk. Please quote ref: ML1479
  • Further Particulars: ML1479AR FPs.doc
  • Deadline: 24 Sept. 2014.

University of Sussex (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 'Snapshots of Empire' EIC/India Office & Postdoctoral Resarch Fellow 'Snapshots of Empire' Colonial Office - Deadline: 13 Sept. 2015Edit

  • Two 15 month full time posts, ideally starting October 2015
  • ‘Snapshots of Empire’ is a Leverhulme Trust funded project led by Professor Alan Lester in the Department of Geography. The project is the first attempt to examine all the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Colonial Office and the East India Company / India Office, for specific sample periods. Analysis of 'snapshots' from particular months in 1838, 1857 and 1879 will be a key component in the writing of a new historical geography of empire. Histories of British colonialism are currently narrated through chronological developments in certain sites, but this project will show how governmental thinking occurred concurrently through geographical comparison and connection. With scholarly outputs and public engagement, it will reveal how empire was administered everywhere and all at once.
  • One post will be oriented primarily to working with India Office files at The British Library, and the other post to Colonial Office files at The National Archives. The successful candidate is likely to have had relevant experience of archival work on imperial administration and to have a good knowledge of the literature on British imperial histories and geographies. 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a fortnightly blog and website. Outputs from the project, including workshop papers, articles and a monograph, will be co-authored. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be based in London during the project, with weekly visits for team meetings at Sussex. Good communication skills, a commitment to intensive project development and an ability to work productively as part of a small team are essential for this position.
  • For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Professor Alan Lester: a.j.lester@sussex.ac.uk
  • For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs [job ref. 327]
  • Deadline: 13 Sept. 2015

University of Sydney (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - History of the Emotions - Deadline: 24 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Two year postdoctoral research associateship (Level A) to undertake research into medieval understandings of sexuality, love, marriage and the nexus between these, ideally to start June 2015
  • The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-time fixed term for two years and comes with a generous research support of $16,000 per annum. 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 and Early Modern period (CE 1100-1700) 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 or Early Modern Studies and have demonstrated reading facility and palaeographic skills in one or more of the languages of medieval and early modern Europe.
  • Applicants are invited to submit a one-page research proposal or plan of research ideas relevant to this area with their application
  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
  • Deadine: 24 Apr. 2015.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 1 April 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the 2015-2016 Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year fellowship to be held August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 and renewable for one year. The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of late antique or early medieval studies in the period 300-1100 C.E. The Institute hopes to attract a scholar of outstanding potential with an innovative research plan, who will participate fully in the intellectual life of the Marco community throughout the academic year. During the course of the year, the Fellow will teach one graduate seminar in his or her field of expertise. The seminar will preferably use primary source materials. The Fellow receives a $1,750 travel stipend and is eligible to apply for additional travel and research funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits.

  • Online application form, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference must be submitted by April 1, 2015. To apply, please visit the link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1500000049 which takes you to Marco’s specific posting at UT’s online application program. You will be able to complete the online form after creating a user account. The online application provides you with opportunities to upload your CV and research plan. Please ask referees to send recommendations under separate cover by email attachment (Word or pdf preferred) to Thomas E. Burman, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at marco@utk.edu. Recommendations should also be received by April 1, 2015. Information on the Marco Institute is available at http://marco.utk.edu.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies is supported by the Office of the President. This postdoctoral fellowship is in memory of Professor Carlos E. Castañeda (1896-1958), one of the first scholars and activists in Mexican American studies, and a UT Austin alumnus and faculty member. CMAS is accepting applications for this twelve-month postdoctoral fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year, effective September 1, 2015 and ending August 31, 2016. The Castañeda Fellow is obligated to be in residence in Austin, Texas during the entire 2015-2016 fellowship year and to make a contribution to CMAS' research program in the form of a major research or writing project. Use of the Mexican American archival materials at the Benson Latin American Collection is encouraged. In addition the Castañeda Fellow is asked to teach one undergraduate course during her/his residency and to deliver a public lecture in the spring semester 2016. The fellow will receive an academic year stipend of $48,000, health insurance benefits, a moving allowance, office space, and logistical office support.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree (Ph.D./Ed.D.) within the past five years before the beginning of the fellowship year. The doctoral degree must be awarded by June 30, 2015 for consideration. The doctoral degree must be in hand by the start of the appointment date. Failure to comply will result in a significantly reduced award and/or change in appointment. Current UT Austin faculty members and doctoral candidates are not eligible.

  • The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, December 5, 2014. All application materials must be submitted electronically through interfolio. Letters of recommendation can be sent under separate cover but should be submitted electronically as PDF documents, as well.
  • You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/26715
  • Any word on this? (2/23)
    • No, nothing here. Has anyone else received any notificaitons? (2/25)
    • Nothing here yet (2/26)
    • Got my rejection email today (3/12) 

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Institute for Historical Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • Deadline: January 15, 2015.

University of Toronto (CAN) - Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 1 Dec . 2014 - FELLOWS SELECTED Edit

The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto seeks 3 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year appointment 2015-2017 with research relevant to the 2015-16 theme:

Things That Matter

Because words are the privileged medium of communication, things have long been characterized as mute. However, a focus on material culture has provided a particularly fruitful field of research in the humanities. Things bear affective, social, cultural, historical, religious, economic, and political meanings and relations. They can be traces of the past, commodities or gifts, symbols of the divine, tools, raw or natural materials, or works of art, furnishings or decorations, or merely be moved out of our way. They provide insights into how people make sense of experience and come together as societies. Whether as relics of ancient cultures or as contemporary commodities, things are at the heart of humanities disciplines. How can we make them talk? What do things tell us about societies and their histories?

Fellowships begin 1 July 2015. Eligibility: Ph.D. completed between 1 July 2012 and 1 May 2015.

- Does anyone have a clear picture on what the "Statement of Teaching and Research Interests" should look like? The official website gives no guidance, but I've found a few announcements of this postdoc that describe it instead as a "statement of teaching interests including course proposals," including here: http://oraweb.aucc.ca/pls/ua/ua_re3?ADVERTISEMENT_NUMBER_IN=30733

  • Someone posted this on 11/24 and then deleted it, so take it for what it's worth, but it does speak to your question, so reposting it now: "** Because of the way the MLA system organizes its job ads, there is some discrepancy between the MLA ad and the ad listed on the JHI Webpage. I was informed (by the incredibly helpful and pleasant associate director) that the cover letter should detail: your research; your research's relation to the postdoc theme; your methodology; and what you will accomplish over the tenure of the fellowship (usually 4-7 pages). The 'combined research and teaching statement' is weighted less than the cover letter, but can include information about your personal teaching goals, style, and proposed classes (though a proposed class is not necessary, especially since the postdoc teaching assignment is more likely determined by departmental need than the postdoc theme). Good luck, everyone!"
  • I find it totally ridiculous that the above information was not included in the actual job announcement on the Toronto fellowship website itself. Is it reasonable for the administrators of this fellowship to expect people to get such information about the expectations for application material from annonymous wikis on the internet, or individually emailing the administrators? Why not simply be clear and precise on the application form itself? (x3!)
  • I wouldn't worry too much about the confusion. Certainly a failure on their end if the dubious information above is correct but most of the hundreds of applicants will have made the logical assumption that a cover letter should never be more than 2 pages. They'll see how most people handled the application and may even be grateful for the brevity.
  • Any news? (1/3)
  • there should be no news till early March, according to the Jackman (I emailed them). (1/23)
  • Question: are other applicants getting emails from the Jackman about upcoming events?
  • ^ Yes (or one at least).
  • yep several times--nerve-wrecking actually ah! 
  • Campus interview scheduled in late March (4 finalists are invited)
  • Do you mean that candidates have been contacted to set up campus interviews for late March, or that candidates will be contacted in late March? (not the orginal poster, but yes, campus interviews have been scheduled) Thank you!
  • Has anyone else been contacted for an interview?
  • By 'else' you mean you have? congrats :) i find it a bit funny that they are to appoint 3 fellows and there are only 4 interviewees - does that mean that they already know exactly WHO they want for 2 out of 3 WITHOUT interviewing them? isn't that a bit suspicious? and - did they already send out those invitations for interviews?
  • They are seeking for 4 people this year. one of their 2014 postdocs is leaving earlier to take a job.
  • Rejection received by email (4/15) - stating fellows have been selected and profiles will be posted on their website soon.
  • they lost another current fellow to a tenure-track position: interviews resumed today over skype.  nice surprise to get an interview at a place that had already sent a rejection! the market is full of surprises. (6/8)

University of Toronto (CAN) - Records of Early English Drama Postdoctoral Digital Humanities Fellowship - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

Records of Early English Drama (REED) 

Post-Doctoral Digital Humanities Fellowship 

The Records of Early English Drama (http://reed.utoronto.ca/), an international humanities research project focusing on medieval and early modern performance studies that is based at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities. REED is at the start of a substantial shift in how it publishes its record collections, from print to online, and the successful candidate will be an integral member of the team responsible for developing this new digital approach to publishing these resources for research and education. REED is a longstanding research and editorial project, with partnership for maintenance and sustainability of its digital resources at the University of Toronto Libraries. REED is overseen by an international Executive Board, with a Digital Advisory Committee guiding its Digital Humanities initiatives. 

The Digital Humanities Fellow will join the project on site at the University of Toronto in order to work effectively with the general editor, editorial staff, developers, and research assistants. The Fellow will also work closely with REED’s Digital Advisory Committee, who, along with members of the Executive Board, will provide guidance, mentorship, and professionalization. The Digital Humanities fellow will be key to the development of a new digital editing and publication environment for REED’s forthcoming digital collections. As a member of the editorial team, the fellow will also participate meaningfully in the development of the online indexing of REED collections, and work to establish progressive new strategies for glossing medieval and early modern documents through editing and encoding of TEI documents and development of REED’s new digital production environment. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate superior skills and aptitudes in early modern research, textual studies, and scholarly editing in Digital Humanities contexts. Advanced competency in TEI- compliant XML (P5) is required and some XSLT 2.0 experience is strongly desirable. Engagement in open source development, digital scholarship frameworks and open access approaches to scholarship is essential. In addition, he or she should possess strong organizational skills and the desire to learn and pursue research in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. 

Salary for this position is competitive in the Canadian context. 

Applicants must have completed their PhD within five years of the beginning of the fellowship. Applicants who will defend their thesis before 1 July 2015 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 PhD prior to 1 July 2010 are ineligible. The Digital Humanities Fellow will be encouraged to further develop his or her own research interests, while receiving training and career development opportunities through REED’s international network as well as members of the REED Executive Board and Digital Advisory Committee. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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. 

  • Applications, comprising a brief cover letter, CV, a sample of Digital Humanities work in medieval or early modern scholarship, and the names and contact information for three referees, may be sent electronically to the general editor, SallyBeth MacLean, at s.maclean@utoronto.ca. Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled; the position can begin as early as June 2015. All applications received will be acknowledged.
  • NOTE: this job was advertised on Twitter as late as 21 April (@REED_project)

University of Toronto (CAN) - University College Fellow in Early American History - Deadline: 15 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for the University College Fellow in Early American History, a one-year part-time (0.40) position (with the possibility of a one-year renewal) at the rank of Assistant Professor generously funded by a bequest from Madeleine Cummins Meyer. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to research and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at the undergraduate level. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The UC Fellow will be expected to teach one term-long course in early American history for the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and one term-long course in Canadian-American relations for University College’s Canadian Studies program, and to conduct an independent research program. In addition, the UC Fellow will be expected to contribute to the University College community by being available to meet with Canadian Studies students and serving as a member of the Canadian Studies Advisory Committee.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4400 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending the following to uc.searches@utoronto.ca: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a sample of academic writing, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the College via e-mail to uc.searches@utoronto.ca.

  • To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2015.

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - Postodocs in Food Studies - Deadline: 15 March 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Culinaria Research Project at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the field of Food Studies, to work directly with the range of faculty at UTSC working in food studies. These fellowships are open to scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in Food Studies or any related field in the humanities and social sciences, by the time of appointment and within the last five years. The appointments will be for one year, starting in the summer of 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The fellowships are renewable for up to two years contingent on performance.  Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about the Culinaria Research Centre can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/digitalscholarship/culinaria/

Position 1 – We seek applicants with primary research experience in one or more of the following areas: urban food security; food and diaspora; urban food activism; food and urban livelihoods/labour; and urban agriculture.
Position 2 - We seek applicants with primary research experience in either or both of: food and sensory experience; and/or critical approaches to nutrition discourses and practices.  This position will appeal to emerging scholars with a background in Science and Technology Studies or other humanistic or social science approaches to diet, nutrition, and foodways.

Fellows will interact with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and food professionals across a wide range of disciplines.  They will also be associated with the Connaught Cross-Disciplinary/Cross-Cultural Seminar “City Food: Lessons from People on the Move” and the Culinaria Research Project (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/digitalscholarship/culinaria/). This on-going research collaboration introduces the concept of ‘city food’ to examine the cultural, economic, and nutritional significance of food in diverse cities. Through collaborations between academic and non-academic partners, the seminar promotes transnational research on the politics, poetics, and economics of food in civic life in the past and present. In addition to engaging in collaborative and independent research, fellows will assist in planning and administering the seminar, and other events through the duration of the fellowships. Fellows will also have the opportunity to co-edit a book and a digital project on seminar themes. Fellows are expected to be in residence at UTSC for both academic years and will be able to conduct research at the University of Toronto libraries and the Culinaria Kitchen Laboratory. UTSC, located in the richly diverse eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area, is part of the tricampus University of Toronto.

  • Applications should be submitted by 15 March 2015, but review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae 3) three letters of reference from supervisors or professors sent separately; (3) a writing sample; and 4) a statement of current and future research interests that explains how their research contributes to the goals of the City Food project. Applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted to culinaria@utsc.utoronto.ca. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Jeffrey Pilcher (jeffrey.pilcher@utoronto.ca) or Daniel Bender (debender@usc.utoronto.ca).

University of Vermont (VT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program - Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The University of Vermont is pleased to announce an academic postdoctoral fellowship position in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). CAS is particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds or interests in either one or any combination of the following broad subjects: Economics, Geography, Global and Regional Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or Environmental Justice. UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the UVM College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.

Andrew Harris was not only the first African American graduate of the University of Vermont (class of 1838), he was also the first African American college graduate in the United States to champion the abolition of slavery and to demand full equality for people of color. The Andrew Harris Fellowship honors his legacy by recruiting and supporting scholars from groups that have been historically underrepresented in the academy. The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont has a demonstrated commitment to cultivating an intellectual and social environment that actively promotes diversity among its staff, faculty and students. The Andrew Harris Fellowship is being created to bring promising early-career scholars to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont. Andrew Harris Fellows will have the opportunity to navigate the rigors of a tenure-track appointment within a highly nurturing and supportive environment. This fellowship is offered as a full-time, 12-month appointment (September 1 through August 31) in an academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences, but fellowships are renewed annually on the basis of performance and budgetary feasibility. Salary is based on discipline and will be set at time of hire. Fellows pursue their own publication and research agenda, and teach or co-teach one course per semester. Andrew Harris Fellows are expected to assist CAS in reaching its diversity priorities and goals.

Applicants in the early stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester for the College of Arts and Sciences, and to establish an independent research program with guidance through a mentorship program tailored to help the fellow to transition into a tenure-track faculty position at the end of the fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria: U.S. citizens and permanent residents (LPR) are eligible to apply. Evidence of high potential to contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan: CAS will become a role model for the creation of a welcoming and socially nurturing environment that actively promotes a sincere appreciation of diversity. To achieve our purpose, CAS will: Ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution. Substantially increase the representation of women, minorities, and other marginalized groups among faculty, students, and staff. Engage all students, faculty, staff and community members in rich curricular and co-curricular experiences that enhance their understanding and appreciation of people of diverse personal and group histories, identities, and perspectives. Earned Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree in the relevant discipline of teaching and research or creative activity. Evidence of high accomplishment as assessed by a faculty committee that will examine the publication or artistic record, as well as a minimum of three letters of recommendation.

Please submit a complete application packet to Professor Emily Bernard, Interim Director, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at alana@uvm.edu with subject line "Harris Fellowship". Please include: a cover letter that includes a description of research/writing goals for the fellowship year; a curriculum vita (5 pages maximum); three letters of recommendation; a 20-30 page writing sample. The cover letter should provide: a summary of the candidates accomplishments; subject areas of interest; a description or statement of past contributions and commitment to advance diversity. For more information or questions, please contact alana@uvm.edu

  • The deadline for applications is February 20.
  • Any news? 3/15
  • Haven't heard anything 3/25 (x2 as of 3/31)
  • Rejection e-mail received (4/15)

University of Virginia (VA) - Carter G. Woodson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Afro-American and African Studies) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Requisition/Posting Number: 0614969. Location: Charlottesville. Department: Institute for Afro-American and African Studies

Application Website: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74298

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 18, 2015 and ending August 19, 2017. 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, 2015. Post doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2010.

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://woodson.virginia.edu/fellowship-program

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu Posting Number 0614969) 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 Monday, December 1, 2014.
  • Any news? (2/25)
  • Received rejection letter in Pennsylvania. (2/25) (x2)

University of Warwick (UK; Eng) - Research Fellows (History) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014 - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

  • 1x 3 year and 1x 2 year fellowships Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’
  • [second job posting here]
  • 3 year post [75230-094] You will conduct a specified programme of research, on ‘Managing Health and Disease in Prison’, involving independent and collaborative historical research in archives and libraries in England and Ireland, along lines agreed with the project’s PIs. The post will be based at the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM), University of Warwick, and supervised by Professor Marland. During research visits to Ireland, the postholder will report to Dr Catherine Cox. The Research Fellow will advance and participate in policy related and public outreach activities central to the project. You will produce high quality academic outputs based on your research. You will work collaboratively within the project’s research team, provide frequent reports on the research conducted, co-convene policy workshops, produce policy reports, and assist in the management of