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This page is for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2016.

Last year's page: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15

NEW PAGE for positions that begin in 2017Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17

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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 2014-15, 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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  • 20 Jul. 2015: Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods - Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 7 Aug. 2015: University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Divinity - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 14 Aug. 2015 (Nominations): Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships)
  • 21 Aug. 2015: Durham University (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate for REFIT project
  • 21 Aug. 2015: University of Sussex (UK) - Research Fellow in Digital Humanities
  • 21 Aug. 2015: University of Herefordshire (UK) - Research Fellowship (History)
  • 31 Aug. 2015: Humboldt University, Berlin (DE) - "Work and Lifecycle in Global History" Fellowships
  • 31 Aug, 2015: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge - Research Associate in Modern East Asian History
  • 1 Sept. 2015: Victoria University of Wellington (NZL) - John David Stout Research Fellowship
  • 1 Sept. 2015: Leiden University (NL) - Two to three positions for postdoctoral researchers at the Institute for History
  • 7 Sept. 2015: University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellowships in History of Medicine (4 positions)
  • 15 Sept. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows - 2016-2019 Fellowship Competition
  • 21 Sept. 2015: Dumbarton Oaks (DC) - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives
  • 23 Sept. 2015: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN)
  • 29 Sept. 2015: University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows
  • 30 Sept. 2015: University of Freiburg (DEU) - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies - Fellowships for AY 2016-17
  • 30 Sept. 2015: University of Rochester (NY) - Humanities Center Spring 2016 Post-doctoral or Junior Faculty Fellowships
  • 30 Sept. 2015: University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College (UK) - Research Fellowships
  • 1 Oct. 2015: Baylor University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in English
  • 1 Oct. 2015: Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2016-2017
  • 1 Oct. 2015: Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows
  • 1 Oct. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Oct. 2015: University of California, Irvine (CA) - Digital Pedagogy Postdoctoral Fellowship: UCI Humanities Core
  • 1 Oct. 2015: University of Cambridge - St John's College (UK) - Research Fellowships (Hist Sci Tech Med)
  • 1 Oct. 2015: University of Cambridge - St John's College (UK) - Research Fellowships (Hist Art)
  • 1 Oct. 2015: University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (UK) - Research Fellowships
  • 5 Oct. 2015: Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2016-2017 Competition
  • 7 Oct. 2015: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (UK) - 2015-16 Call for Proposals
  • 7 Oct. 2015: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2016-2019
  • 8 Oct. 2015: Volkswagen Foundation (DEU) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutions in Germany
  • 13 Oct. 2015: New-York Historical Society (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History
  • 15 Oct. 2015: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Oct. 2015: Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Oct. 2015: Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows
  • 15 Oct. 2015: University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 2016-2017
  • 15 Oct. 2015:  Harvard University (MA)  Women's Studies in Religion Program in Divinity School, 2016-2017
  • 15 Oct. 2015: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Humanities Forum: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2016-2017
  • 15 Oct. 2015: Volkswagen Foundation (DEU) - ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships
  • 16 Oct. 2016: Harvard University (MA) - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Canada Program - King Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 21 Oct. 2015: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2016-2017
  • 23 Oct. 2015: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program, 2016-2017
  • 25 Oct. 2015: European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber and Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 28 Oct. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Warren Center - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 29 Oct. 2015: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 29 Oct. 2015: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK) - Lady Wallis Budge JRF in Egyptology
  • 30 Oct 2015: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Price Lab for Digital Humanities - Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities
  • 30 Oct 2015: University of Texas at Austin (TX) Population Research Center NICHD Postdoctoral Traineeship
  • 31 Oct. 2015: Purdue University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Quantitative Analysis
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Bard Graduate Center / American Museum of Natural History (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Eastern Studies, AY 2016-18
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) - NEH Post-Doctoral Fellowships - 2016-2017
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Programme in African American History Long term Fellowships 2016-17
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) - Program in Early American Economy and Society Long-term Fellowships for 2016-2017
  • 1 Nov. 2015: NYU Abu Dhabi (AE) - Research Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 1 Nov. 2015: University of California (CA) - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
  • 1 Nov. 2015: University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships
  • 1 Nov. 2015: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016–2017 - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies: ‘Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought'
  • 1 Nov. 2015: Yale University (CT) - ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts
  • 2 Nov. 2015: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
  • 2 Nov. 2015: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 6 Nov. 2015: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bio-Humanities, 2016–18
  • 9 Nov. 2015: American Philosophical Society (PA) - Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • 10 Nov. 2015: Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 12 Nov. 2015: Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Mellon Postdocs for 2016-2017 - Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam
  • 15 Nov 2015: Brown University (RI) Population Studies and Training Center Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Fellows
  • 15 Nov 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Graduate School of Education, HGSE Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Development
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in African-American History
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Purdue University (IN) - Honors College - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2015: Uppsala University (Sweden) - Old Testatment / Hebrew Bible Postdoctoral Research Position
  • 16 Nov. 2015: Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity Postdoc (Refugees in Germany)
  • 16 Nov. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy
  • 16 Nov. 2015: Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential Histories Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 16 Nov. 2015: Stanford Humanities Ctr. (CA) - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
  • 16 Nov. 2015: University of Cambridge, Churchill College (UK) - Bodossakis Research Fellowship
  • 16 Nov. 2015: University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK) - Lumley Research Fellowship
  • 16 Nov. 2015: University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall (UK) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 16 Nov. 2015: University of Toronto (CAN) - Jackman Humanities Inst. - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2016-2018
  • 17 Nov 2015: New York University Postdoctoral and Transition Fellow for Academic Diversity
  • 20 Nov. 2015: Brown University (RI) - Mellon Sawyer Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Displacement and the Making of the Modern World
  • 27 Nov. 2015: Columbia University (NY) - Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions: Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
  • 30 Nov. 2015: University of Oregon (OR) - 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions
  • 30 Nov. 2015: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Holocaust Studies and Modern Jewish History
  • 1 Dec. 2015: German Historical Institute (USA:DC) - Gerde Henkel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Digital History
  • 1 Dec. 2015: German Historical Institute (USA:DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Knowledge, Race & Ethnicity, Religion & Religiosity, Family & Kinship, and Migrant Knowledge
  • 1 Dec. 2015: Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1 Dec. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Davis Center for Historical Studies Fellowships ("Risk and Fortune")
  • 1 Dec. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates: American Studies
  • 1 Dec. 2015: Princeton University (NJ) - Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies - Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • 1 Dec. 2015: University of California, Irvine (CA) - Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship - Documenting War
  • 1 Dec. 2015: University of Virginia (VA) Post-Doctoral Residential and Research Fellowship (Afro American and African Studies)
  • 2 Dec. 2015: University of Bradford (UK) - Research Assistant in Urban Sociology and Social History (Public Parks)
  • 3 Dec. 2015: Brown University (RI) - 2016-17 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 4 Dec. 2015: Rice University (TX) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Rice Seminar 2016-17: Chronotopic Imaginaries
  • 4 Dec. 2015: University of Southern California (CA) - Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities
  • 4 Dec. 2015: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 7 Dec. 2015: University of California, Berkeley (CA) Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships - Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy
  • 9 Dec. 2015: University of South Florida (FL) - "Global Change in a Dynamic World” - Renewable Postdoctoral Scholarships for 2016-17
  • 11 Dec. 2015: University of Cambridge - Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 Dec. 2015: Northwestern University (IL) - African American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Dec. 2015: Occidental College (CA) - Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies
  • 15 Dec. 2015: University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 15 Dec. 2015: University of Illinois-Chicago (IL) - Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship — “Geographies of Justice”
  • 15 Dec. 2015: Yale University - Postdoctoral Fellowship at International Security Studies
  • 18 Dec. 2015: University of Sheffield (UK) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellows
  • 20 Dec. 2015: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity - American Culture Studies (AMCS)
  • 20 Dec. 2015: University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow (Hispanic Studies)
  • 21 Dec. 2015: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (IRL) - Assistant Professorship in Medieval Environmental History
  • 31 Dec. 2015: University of Pittsburgh, UCIS Postdoctoral Fellows in Russian and East European Studies - http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/
  • 1 Jan. 2016: Amherst College (MA) - Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) Fellows
  • 1 Jan. 2016: Amherst College (MA) - Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1 Jan. 2016: Brown University (USA:RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Migration & Displacement in Asia
  • 2 Jan. 2016: Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 3 Jan. 2016: Duke University (NC) - Post Doctoral Fellow in Black Feminism
  • 4 Jan. 2016: Northwestern University (IL) - ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities
  • 4 Jan. 2016: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)
  • 4 Jan. 2016: Princeton University (NJ) - Faith & Work Initiative Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 6 Jan. 2016: Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Fellows Program
  • 6 Jan 2016:  Duke (NC) Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellows Program
  • 7 Jan 2016: University of Michigan (MI) Population Studies Center - NIA/NICHD Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 7 Jan. 2016: Stanford University (CA) - Clayman Institute for Gender Research - 2016-18 Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 8 Jan. 2016: Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Cultural Analysis - 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 8 Jan. 2016: University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - One-Year Postdoctoral Scholar - Non-citizenship Sawyer Seminar
  • 10 Jan 2016: University of Virginia (VA) EdPolicyWorks, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • 11 Jan. 2016: Center for Jewish History (NY) - 2016-17 Prins Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 11 Jan. 2016: Haverford College (PA) - 2016-2018 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 11 Jan. 2016: Rice University (TX) - 2016-18 Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (Health)
  • 11 Jan. 2016: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies 2016-2017
  • 11 Jan. 2016: Yale University (CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies
  • 14 Jan. 2016: Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Brown University (RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructorship
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2016-17 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Duke University (NC) - Perilman Post Doctoral Fellowship 2016-2017
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Harvard University (MA) - Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Visiting Fellows - Center for Humanities and Information
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2016: The University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Institute for Historical Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • 15. Jan. 2016: Tufts University (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Comparative Global Humanities
  • 15 Jan. 2016: University of California - Davis (CA) - Mellon/ACLS Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2016: University of Michigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics - Postdoctoral Research Associates, 2015-2016
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Cornell University (NY) - Department of History, Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2016: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2016-2018
  • 16 Jan. 2016: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Sawyer Seminar on Ethical Subjects
  • 19 Jan. 2016: Rice University (TX) - 2016-18 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Humanities
  • 20 Jan. 2016: University of Notre Dame (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in History/Philosophy of Science
  • 22 Jan. 2016: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • 25 Jan. 2016: Arizona State University (AZ) - School of Transborder Studies - Postdoctoral Scholars
  • 25 Jan 2016: University of North Carolina (NC) - Carolina Population Center, Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 29 Jan. 2016: University of Southern California (CA) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 30 Jan. 2016: Florida State University (FL) - Postdoctoral Associate, Chinese Buddhist Studies
  • 31 Jan. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellowship (Needham Institute & Darwin College)
  • 1 Feb. 2016: Northwestern University (IL) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arab American and/or Muslim American Studies
  • 1 Feb. 2016: Cornell University (NY) - Department of Asian Studies, Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb 2016: Princeton University (NJ) - Office of Population Research, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1 Feb. 2016: University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology
  • 1 Feb. 2016: University of Chicago (IL) - Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor
  • 1 Feb. 2016: University of Michigan (MI) - Post-doctoral Fellows in Study of China
  • 1 Feb. 2016: University of Southern California (CA) - Visual Studies Research Institute - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual History
  • 7 Feb. 2016: Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Post Doctoral Fellow - Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance
  • 10 Feb. 2016: Brown University (RI) - President’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 10 Feb. 2016: Stanford University (CA) - Thinking Matters Fellows
  • 12 Feb 2016: Columbia University (NY) - Teachers College, Minority Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 12 Feb. 2016: Emory University (GA) - Sawyer Seminar (Mellon) postdoctoral fellowship (New Scholarship on the Affects)
  • 12 Feb. 2016: University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Humanities
  • 12 Feb. 2016: Union College (NY) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow ("Our Shared Humanities")
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Brown University (RI) - Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice, 2016-2017
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Case Western Reserve University (OH) - SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) Fellow
  • 15 Feb. 2016: City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in American Drama
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Literature
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Trier University (DEU) - Post-doctoral Position (History)
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Tulane University (LA) - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Feb. 2016: Tulane University (LA) - Tone Center for Latin American Studies, Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellows in Latin American Studies
  • 15 Feb. 2016: University of Chicago, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights - Post-Doctoral Instructor in Human Rights
  • 15 Feb. 2016: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - DCC Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017 - “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race”
  • 15 Feb. 2016: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 16 Feb. 2016: Columbia University (NY) - East Asian Languages and Cultures, Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism
  • 22 Feb. 2016: University of Richmond (VA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities
  • 25 Feb. 2016: Columbia University (NY) - Weatherhead East Asian Institute (4 positions)
  • 28 Feb. 2016: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (DEU) - Postdoctoral fellowship
  • 28 Feb 2016: Tulane University (LA) - Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Harvard University (USA:MA) - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Environmental Humanities
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Johns Hopkins University (MD) - East Asian Studies Program, Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies - DEADLINE EXTENDED 
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universität München (DEU) - Research Fellowships
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - African Humanities
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Yale-NUS College (SG) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Higher Education Research
  • 29 Feb. 2016: Yale-NUS College (SG) - Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship (Singaporean citizens only)
  • 1 March 2016: Georgia Tech (GA) - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 March 2016: Grinnell College (IA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 1 March 2016: Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Documentary Media and Historical Transformations"
  • 1 March 2016: Florida State University (FL) Post-doctoral Associate, Middle East History
  • 1 March 2016: NYU Center for Religion and Media (NYC) Henry R. Luce Postdoctoral Fellowship (The REVEALER)
  • 6 March 2016: Villanova University (PA) - Augustine and Culture Seminar Program - Ennis Post-doctoral Fellow
  • 8 March 2016: Loyola Marymount University (CA) Casassa Postdoctoral Fellow with the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination
  • 11 March 2016: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Black Arts
  • 15 March 2016: Lehigh University (PA) - Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 March 2016: Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) - Race and Gender Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 March 2016: Yale University (CT) - 2016-18 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 18 March 2016: University of Birmingham (UK) - BRIHC Research Fellowships
  • 20 March 2016: University of Toronto - Scarborough (CAN) - The Culinaria Research Centre - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Studies
  • 21 March 2016: Dartmouth College (NH) - Cesar Chavez Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 22 March 2016: Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies
  • 24 March 2016: ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
  • 31 March 2016: Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy
  • 21 Mar. 2016: University of Oxford (UK) JRF in Islamic Art and Architecture
  • 31 March 2016: Institute of Historical Research, University of London (UK) - Past & Present Fellowships (Social History)
  • 1 April 2016: Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Post Doctoral Fellow - Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
  • 1 April 2016: Queen's University, Ontario (CAN) - Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe
  • 3 April 2016: University of Reading (UK) - Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – Neolithic/Bronze Age Britain
  • 4 April 2016: Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate in Irish Economic & Social History
  • 4 April 2016: Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate in British Economic & Social History
  • 4 April 2016: Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow School of History and Anthropology (Franciscan & Scotist Texts)
  • 4 April 2016: Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow School of History and Anthropology (Calvinist Texts)
  • 10 April 2016: Brown University (USA:RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World
  • 11 April 2016: The University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Chancellor's Fellow (Digital Arts and Humanities)
  • 12 April 2016: Kingston University (UK) - Early Career Research Fellow in Modern European Philosophy
  • 13 April 2016: University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK) - Economic History Society Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 April 2016: University of Nottingham (UK) - Research Fellow for the Dept. of History
  • 15 April 2016: Rice University - Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • 27 April 2016: University of Denver (CO) - IRISE Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 29 April 2016: University of Leeds (UK) - Research Fellow (the political works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan)
  • 1 May 2016: University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK) - Mougins Museum Stipendary JRF in Classical Art and Material Culture
  • 1 May 2016: University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK) - Stipenary JRF in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
  • 4 May 2016: University of Manchester (UK) - Research Associate 'Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain'
  • 11 May 2016: University of Oxford (UK) - Post-doctoral research associate in Political Theory: Public Life and Religious Diversity
  • 16 May 2016: University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow in Classics and Ancient History
  • 30 May 2016: Universitetet i Oslo (NOR) - Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN)/ConceptLab
  • 1 June 2016: University College London (UK) - IAS Junior Research Fellowships (4 posts)
  • 1 June 2016: University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate - Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World - 16th - 18th Century.
  • 1 June 2016: University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associates - Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World - Arabic and/or Syriac Materials - TWO posts
  • 8 June 2016: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) Postdoctoral Research Fellows (TRANSGENE) - TWO POSTS
  • 9 June 2016: Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Scholars - Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
  • 10 June 2016: University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate in Cultural History
  • 10 June 2016: University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate in Environmental History
  • 11 June 2016: University of Virginia (VA) - Law Library - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities
  • 12 June 2016: University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (2 posts) - History of Health and Medicine
  • 13 June 2016: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Islamic Studies (DEU) - Lecturer, Medieval Middle Eastern History (3 years
  • 14 June 2016: University of Oxford (UK), Lincoln College - Lavery-Shuffrey Early Career Fellowship in Roman Art and Archaeology
  • 14 June 2016: Karlstad University (SWE) - Centre for Research on Region Building - Postdoctoral Position in History
  • 28 June 2016: University of East Anglia (UK) - Senior Research Associate in Early Modern History
  • 30 June 2016 15:59 CDT (20:59 UTC): James S. McDonnell Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studying Complex Systems
  • 1 Jul. 2016: Universität Bonn (DEU), Insitut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
  • 1 Jul. 2016: University of Cambridge, Department of History and Philosophy of Science (UK) - Research Associate: Philosophy of Biology
  • 1 Jul. 2016: University of Cambridge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science (UK) - Research Associate, History of Biology
  • 1 Jul. 2016: New York University, Shanghai (CHN) - Center for Global Asia, Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 1 Jul. 2016: McGill University - Early Modern Conversions Project
  • 3 Jul. 2016: University of Exeter (UK) Associate Research Fellows (2 posts)


  • 5 Jul. 2016: University of Manchester (UK) - Research Associate (The Dialectics of Modernity)
  • 8 Jul. 2016: University of Liverpool (UK) 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates (Department of English)
  • 17 Jul. 2016: University of Bristol (UK) Research Associate: The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema

  • 25 Jul. 2016: University of Oxford - History Faculty (UK) Research Associate - The Fiscal Military System 1580 - 1850
  • 29 Jul. 2016: University of Southampton (UK) - TWO Research Fellows - Philosophy
  • 8 Aug. 2016: University of Oxford (UK) - Faculty of English Language and Literature, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture
  • 15 Aug. 2016: University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Early Mediaeval History
  • 31 Aug. 2016: SOAS, University of London (UK) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art

No Deadline Stated / Open Until Filled / Varying Deadlines

  • No Date/Posted in December 2015: University of Southern California (CA) - Sol Price School of Public Policy, Postdoctoral Scholar
  • No Date/Posted in January 2016: Columbia University, Community College Research Center, Quantitative Research Associate (Post-doc)
  • No Date/Posted in March 2016: Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities at Southern Methodist University Academic Year 2016–2017
  • Varying Deadlines: Harvard University (MA) - College Fellow Program (2016-17) (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences)
  • Various dates/posted Feb or Mar 2016: The Ohio State University (USA:OH) Humanities Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Open until filled [start date 22 Aug] The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History (USA:TX) - 2016-17 Fellowship in African Art

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (USA) - Deadline: 24 March 2016 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

ACLS invites applications for the sixth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

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, development, 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 January 1, 2013 and June 12, 2016; have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than the application deadline of March 24, 2016; and not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2015-16 competition year (excluding the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program). Prospective applicants should read through all the positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8 pm EDT.

Applications must include: completed application form, 1-2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position, 1-2-page resume, 1-page candidate statement, and 2 reference letters Please note that finalists may be asked to provide 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).

Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system by the deadline, will be considered.

Selection Criteria: 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. Notification of application status will occur by email in late-May 2016.

Participating Agencies and Positions: Click on the below positions to view the PDF of the full description, which includes detailed information on the hosting organization, the position, and requisite qualifications. Read the description carefully for any application instructions specific to the given position.

  1. American Friends Service Committee – Communications Analyst
  2. American Public Media Group – Senior Research Analyst, Engagement & Inclusion
  3. Center for Genetics and Society – Project Director on Race, Genetics, and Society
  4. Center for Investigative Reporting – Membership Engagement Manager
  5. City of Atlanta, City Auditor’s Office – Senior Performance Auditor
  6. Chicago Humanities Festival – Digital Programming Strategist
  7. Grand St. Settlement – Community Engagement & Policy Advocate
  8. International Rescue Committee – Impact Evaluation Advisor
  9. Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Digital Content Specialist
  10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Executive Communications Specialist
  11. National Park Service – Cultural Resources Public Outreach Coordinator
  12. National Partnership for Women & Families – Workplace Programs Federal Policy Analyst
  13. Philanthropy Northwest – Communities of Practice Manager
  14. Ploughshares Fund – Political Engagement Strategist
  15. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Education Specialist
  16. Rare – Global Philanthropy Specialist
  17. Reinvestment Fund – Policy Analyst
  18. Smithsonian Enterprises – Business Development Associate
  19. Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative – Program Manager, Scholarly and Public Engagement
  20. Southern Poverty Law Center – Research and Investigations Specialist
  21. The Texas Tribune – Research Analyst

Do not contact any of the hosting organizations with questions. Questions about the fellowship program can be directed in writing to publicfellows@acls.org (no calls please), though we will not field questions about the positions or the organizations. Please carefully review the program information, the positions, and the sample application before contacting ACLS.

  • Applications for these positions are accepted solely through the ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (http://ofa.acls.org) by Thursday, March 24, 8 pm EDT, will be considered.
  • Any updates? There's historically been some news 3 weeks after the deadline.
  • Notified of finalist status 4/14 via email.
  • Congrats! Mind sharing for which position? 
  • Sure: LACMA Digital Content Specialist; I don't know if all finalists have been notified; In previous years, review happened on a rolling basis. Good Luck!!
  • 4/14 - I have a friend who was notified of finalist status for the LACMA Executive Communications position last week, interviewing next week.
  • 5/2- Has anyone received offers or updates from the ACLS? I had a Skype interview for a position during the week of 4/15-4/22, and the organization told me that recommendations would be bounced back to ACLS for final approval.
  • 5/11 - Still nothing? I interviewed 5/2, was told that the deadline to make a rec to ALCS was 5/4 and we'd all hear back soon. +1
  • 5/12 - I interviewed at LACMA (second interview, first was on the phone) for exec. communications specialist position week of 5/2. They said tthe deadline to submit was Friday, 5/6 (not 5/4, as the person above was told?) Still no word. 
  • 5/18 - So are we just the ones who haven't heard back yet? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 5/18 - I was just notified yesterday of my finalist status for CGS, interview the end of this week or beginning of next
  • 5/20 - Notified today that I was not selected after an interview with the host organization.  x3
  • 5/20 - Also notified that I was not selected. To the individual who go the exec. comm. position at LACMA (are you out there!?), I would love to know a little about you . . . (no personal info, just PhD and communications experience).
  • 5/20 -Congrats to all who received fellowships! To those of you who were not selected, please do not be discouraged. You may be interested to know that the ACLS fellowship application process is not quite as 'transparent' as one would think. I was told that in many cases, communications between ACLS and the host organizations is at times quite limited, which means that your ultimate 'chances' often rest largely with ACLS; that is fine, I suppose, but you would think that the quality of applications should be equally evaluated by the organizations. I'm sure there is a lot of talent among us! And diverse backgrounds. The evaluation (search) committee(s) at ACLS could also be questionnable--and biased. How many different groups review these materials? I applied two years ago and found it quite strange that there was no feedback offered on my application, and that the ACLS staff was not very engaged. I see here that some received Skype interviews. Has this always been part of the process? Some receive these initial "interviews," and others do not? Huh? Was this mentioned during the application process? Shouldn't there be one standardized interview process? I just think the process is a bit strange, and should be more transparent. And how were the rejection e-mails this year? Cordial? Rude? Short and lacking professionalism? Oh well...keep the faith! Best to you all! And remember: these fellowships do not always result in a "job" offer (probably quite rarely). Most of these organizations could never afford to extend a $65K salary once the fellowship expires. Just a fact. So if you are in one of these roles, start your "job" search WELL before your fellowship ends. Just a humble piece of advice! Happy summer!
  • ACLS Public Fellows 2016: https://www.acls.org/research/publicfellows.aspx?id=7006

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program, 2016-2017 - Deadline: 23 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships for junior faculty members and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers scholars a year for research and writing free from teaching and administrative duties, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development.

The Academy seeks proposals in the humanities and social sciences relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

Apply to the Visiting Scholars Program. The Academy is accepting applications for the class of 2016-2017. Download the submission guidelines (PDF).

Housed at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Visiting Scholars participate in Academy-sponsored conferences, seminars, and informal gatherings while advancing their scholarly research. The Academy provides office space and computer services as well as library privileges in cooperation with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University.

Preference will be given to untenured faculty; postdoctoral scholars are also eligible. Candidates who are completing scholarly manuscripts are especially welcome. Junior faculty members receive up to $65,000 for the academic year (usually the equivalent of one-half salary); postdoctoral students receive up to $45,000.

  • Application Deadline: October 23, 2015.
  • ANy updates? (12/19)
  • Last year they didn't request more materials until mid-January, I suspect it will still be a while on this one.
  • Request for writing sample. (1/6) +1
  • Any movement on this?
  • No updates here (anyone else?) 3/19
  • Nothing here, though according to last year's page they made offers at the end of Feb. At this point my strong suspicion is that offers have been made. Of course I'd love to know differently!
  • 5/18 - My friend was offered and accepted a position last month

American Philosophical Society (PA) - Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2015Edit

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

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

April – December, 2016: Gathering Voices: Thomas Jefferson and Native America
April – December, 2017: The Artistic and Scientific Family of Charles Willson Peale
April – December, 2018: Franklin to the Moon: 250th Anniversary Exhibition

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

This two-year Fellowship begins September 1, 2016 and ends August 31, 2018. Compensation is $45,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

  • The application deadline is November 9, 2015. Notification is in early spring 2016.
  • Rejection received 2/5

Amherst College (MA) - Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) Fellows - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2016Edit

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) at Amherst College seeks scholars from across the disciplines for full-time, one-year appointments as CHI Fellows. In colloquy with one another and the Amherst faculty, the CHI Fellows will explore the theme of Conservation. 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. Our student body is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We invite applications from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below) from a humanistic perspective.

We live in the Anthropocene, an epoch whose predominant narrative is one of decline and fall -- of transformation, deterioration, and loss. Our theme invites inquiry into how humans have responded to that narrative. We associate the idea of conservation with care, repair, and stewardship both of nature and of culture. To conserve is to place oneself in relation to the past perhaps an imagined past that one values and believes ought to remain and persist into the future. In rehabilitating wetlands and restoring great works of art, reanimating lost languages and moral traditions, creating archives and preserving work born digital, conservation generates a set of values, techniques, and orientations to temporality and change. We invite applicants from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme from a humanistic perspective.

Fellows, who will have offices in the center, are expected to be in residence during the 2016-2017 academic year and to participate in workshops and conferences organized to explore our theme. A Ph.D. is required. 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 electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33283 a cover letter that addresses the connection between the candidates scholarship and the centers 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 January 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

QUESTION: How are these 2 Amherst postdocs different?

  • hate to be sassy here, but do a little reading.  One postdoc is for one year and the other is for two years... (x1..and to be a little less sassy, I get the feeling that the 1-year is for professors and the 2-year is for ABD, not-yet-profs).  <--  not the case
  • Notified decision will be made in the next week or so (end of March/early April)
  • Presumably this means there were already interviews, etc?
  • Has anyone heard anything? It's the middle of April....
  • April 29 - no update?
  • My understanding is that they were going to choose the 1-year fellows after choosing the Keiter fellow, and that whomever was chosen for the Keiter fellowship would drive who gets chosen for the 1-year. With a little creative googling, you can figure out who got the Keiter fellowship/what that person's discipline is. Maybe the committee is still deliberating; or maybe they've sent out offers and are waiting for replies.
  • If the fellowship recipient's name is public knowledge, is there some reason to not post it here? I already tried googling, couldn't find it, and it's not on the CHI website. Why so coy?

Amherst College (MA) - Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College seeks a scholar for a two-year, half-time teaching appointment as a Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow/visiting assistant professor. In colloquy with other fellows and the Amherst faculty, the Keiter Fellow will explore the theme of “Conservation.” 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. Our student body is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We invite applications from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below) from a humanistic perspective.

We live in the Anthropocene, an epoch whose predominant narrative is one of decline and fall—of transformation, deterioration, and loss. Our theme invites inquiry into how humans have responded to that narrative. We associate the idea of conservation with care, repair, and stewardship both of nature and of culture. To conserve is to place oneself in relation to the past—perhaps an imagined past – that one values and believes ought to remain and persist into the future. In rehabilitating wetlands and restoring great works of art, reanimating lost languages and moral traditions, creating archives and preserving work born digital, conservation generates a set of values, techniques, and orientations to temporality and change. 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 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 of the appointment (2016-17), the Keiter 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 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 Robert E. Keiter 1957 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, 2016.

Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33282 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 January 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.
  • Did you check out the comments from last year's search? Oy....
  • Double Oy!
  • Recieved a request for a Skype interview by email 2/26
  • Does anyone know if both Amherst postdocs proceed according to the same (more or less) timeline? Or totally distinct?
  • Request for campus interview 3/16
  • So...anyone get The Call? (4/13)
  • Offer made (4/10)
  • Ah, well, even though this kinda breaks my heart, congrats to you! Thanks for posting, and good luck on the the market in the coming year(s).
  • Rejection received (5/10). So long, career in academia....

Arizona State University (AZ) - School of Transborder Studies - Postdoctoral Scholars - Deadline: 25 Jan. 2016Edit

Arizona State University's School of Transborder Studies (STS) at the Tempe campus is accepting applications for two postdoctoral scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. STS is the home to an interdisciplinary faculty focused on the theoretical and empirical examination of transborder processes and communities. STS approaches transborder studies in a way that has been historically grounded in and inspired by the geographical specificity of the U.S.-Mexico border. The program is now expanding to examine other transborder regions. Our areas of concentration include: community development and health; immigration and economic policy; history; media and cultural expression; culture, language and learning; sustainability; and questions of identity and representation of transborder Latina/o subjects including gender, immigration status, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. This approach is unique among U.S. universities and an emerging field of study globally. Both the interdisciplinary scholarship and the location of STS in the Phoenix metropolitan area, which has growing immigrant populations representing countries from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, make the School an ideal place to study transborder issues.

The goal of the postdoctoral program is to provide opportunities for junior scholars to develop research in the area of transborder studies, gain valuable teaching experience, and benefit from professional development. We invite applications from scholars in the social sciences or humanities whose research focuses on the U.S- Mexico border and/or any transborder region of the world. Through our new, long-term research and outreach initiative, the Program for Transborder Communities, postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to share their research in a collegial setting.

The start date is August 2016 and this will be a 9-month appointment, with a competitive salary and benefits. Postdoctoral scholars will receive office space at the Tempe campus, library access, and other typical office support. The successful candidates will be required to write manuscripts for refereed journals, a book prospectus for an academic press, or other scholarly activities appropriate to the scholars discipline, and present their research in one of the many seminar series hosted by STS and teach one undergraduate course during the fellowship year.

Required qualifications: Completion of a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities by the time of appointment. Applicants research should focus on either the U.S.-Mexico border or another transborder region of the world. Selected postdoctoral fellows are required to submit an original transcript to ASU and a copy of their terminal degree to STS to verify completion.

Desired qualifications: Applicants with evidence of promising research in the area of transborder studies such as an established record of publications in refereed journals, a book proposal, experience presenting at professional conferences and/or other evidence of rigorous scholarly activity appropriate to the candidates discipline. Applicants who can teach a course that fulfills one of the undergraduate course offerings in community development and health, culture, history, language and learning, media and expressive culture, or U.S.-Mexico immigration and economic policy will be considered, but preference will be given to a candidate who can teach a course on migration and health or Latina/o health issues.

Application deadline and procedures: To apply, please submit a single PDF document to arboleda@asu.edu incorporating the following two documents:

A letter of intent describing a proposed project of study during the fellowship and identifying two courses at the 300-level or below from those offered by STS that could be taught while in residence.

Course offerings for each concentration are available at: https://webapp4.asu.edu/catalog/courselist?s=TCL&t=2161&hon=F

A CV delineating areas of research, pertinent professional experience, publication record, honors/awards, and teaching experience;

Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly from referees to arboleda@asu.edu by the same deadline.

Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials such as a writing sample and a sample syllabus.

For more information, please visit: https://sts.asu.edu or email: Irma Arboleda, Assistant Director of the School of Transborder Studies at: arboleda@asu.edu.

  • Applications are due on January 25, 2016.
  • Any news? (2/20)
  • No news. (3/8)

Bard Graduate Center / American Museum of Natural History (NY) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - POSITION FILLED Edit

Bard Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division at the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project focuses on a specific area of material culture: Southeast Asian textiles, including textiles from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor, Philippines.

Past areas of specialization have included the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, Oceania, South American textiles, and Australian Aboriginal cultures. The project makes use of the AMNH collection. A PhD in Anthropology or a related field is required.

The fellow teaches one graduate course each year and mounts an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the Bard Graduate Center-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among our fellows, faculty, and students, and the AMNH academic community.

To apply, please submit the following materials via email as a single PDF to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and a list of three references. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $35,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence.

  • The deadline to submit the application is November 1, 2015 and the position commences in the fall of 2016.
  • 4/28 - Post-Doc Fellow announced via Internal Email. 

Baylor University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in English - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor seeks to fill the following non-tenure-track faculty positions within the College of Arts and Sciences:

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of English seeks two dynamic and creative scholar-teachers to teach undergraduate courses in literature and first-year courses in writing. These fellowships are two-year, non-renewable appointments. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Send a letter of application, c.v., official transcripts, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kevin Gardner, Chair, Department of English; One Bear Place #97404; Baylor University; Waco, Texas 76798-7404. Applications will be screened beginning 1 October 2015. We aim to bring finalists to campus before semester’s end; however, these fellowships will remain open until filled. Materials may also be sent electronically to Julie_Sherrod@baylor.edu . To learn more about the above position, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/; or http://www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.
  • Any word on this one?
  • I was not in top 4, of which 2 will be selected; I was in top 8. Word of mouth, not yet officially notified.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (UK) - 2015-16 Call for Proposals - Deadline: 7 Oct. 2015 - AWARDEES NOTIFIEDEdit

2015-16 call for proposals will be open from 26 August 2015 to 7 October 2015. 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.

Eligibility: Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship; Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (for the 2015-16 competition this means either already having been awarded a doctoral degree following a viva voce examination held on or after 1 April 2013; or having a reasonable expectation that they will have submitted and had their thesis examined by 1 April 2016); Applicants in the 2015-16 competition awarded a PhD following a viva voce examination held prior to 1 April 2013 who are unable to offer extenuating circumstances, such as interruption to their academic career for maternity leave or illness, will not be considered; Applicants must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Any applicant who does not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community, for example through already having been employed in a temporary capacity (longer than twelve months) at a UK university.

Number of Awards: 45 awards are expected to be offered. Duration of Award: Awards are for 3 years.

Funding: Awards are offered on a Full Economic Costing basis. There is no fixed amount awarded for the Fellowships and the value of award will vary depending on the host institution. Awards cover the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution's estates and indirect costs.

Referee: Applicants must be supported by one self-nominated referee. The referee should normally be the external examiner or, if not available, someone else who is as external to the applicant as possible.

  • Closing Date : Application is via a two-stage selection process. The deadline for outline applications for award in 2015-16 is at 5pm on 7 October 2015. Applicants invited to Stage Two, will complete that application in early 2016.
  • See full guidelines: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm
  • Rejection received (1/25)
  • Mine is still showing "decision pending" - I guess they do it in waves depending on subject area (1/26)
  • Invitation to submit to second stage of selection received via email. There were 815 applicants; 120 were selected for the 2nd stage; will eventually be narrowed down to 45 fellowship recipients. (1/25)
  • Anyone had Second Stage results yet? Deadline was today according to e-Gap but the system is currently 'down for maintenance' (5/13).
  • Any news???
  • No news- the main site says results should come out by end of May... 5/23
  • Just spoke to Research Awards Department. They said they were hoping to announce the awards at the beginning of May but there was a delay. No results have been released as yet. They're hoping the results will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks, but no guarantees... 6/1
  • Awardees notified today via email. (6/9)

Brown University (RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

  • Two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature
  • The successful applicant will have research and teaching interest that focus on the cultures, histories, and literatures of the African diaspora in South America, Central America, or the Hispanophone Caribbean. We seek candidates who can compliment the Department’s interdisciplinary strengths and contribute to the existing emphasis on the global black experience in the Americas. Theoretical attention to questions of race, gender and sexuality is strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five years. The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies, with the possibility of cross-listing with relevant units across campus (Hispanic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, History, Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies). The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and will be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. The Center will provide an interdisciplinary and vibrant scholarly environment where Brown faculty affiliated with the Center engage each other’s research and develop innovative collaborations.
  • Fellow will receive a stipend of $61,500 with an increase of $63,907 in the second year, plus a research budget of $2000 per year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
  • To apply, please submit through interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/32988: 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article); 4) description of possible courses and/or sample syllabi; 5) and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016.

Brown University (RI) - 2016-2017 Mellon Sawyer Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Displacement and the Making of the Modern World - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2015 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for the 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is open to all regions, all time periods since the Fifteenth Century, and all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

This postdoctoral fellowship aims to create an interdisciplinary commons for the exploration of displacement as an engine for the formation of the modern world since the fifteenth century. This Mellon Sawyer Seminar addresses three overarching themes (1) Histories: Displacement as a global and historically enduring phenomenon; (2) Ecologies: Displacement as an environmental and technological phenomenon; and (3) Subjectivities: Displacement as an affective and discursive phenomenon. A common thread is a focus on displacement as formative of power relations of inclusion and exclusion. The Seminar pushes at the seams of the humanities, social sciences, and the natural and physical sciences by exploring long-term drivers of displacement.

The fellowship pays a salary of $58,000 plus benefits, and provides a research fund of $2,000. The Fellow will teach one course on displacement and help organize a series of monthly workshops and other activities relating to the theme of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in collaboration with other University units. In addition to the Steering Committee, the Fellow will work with two graduate students whose time is dedicated to the Seminar.

The search committee welcomes applications from candidates whose work is theoretically and historically informed, and who have working knowledge of one or more languages other than English for comparative purposes. Candidates must have PhD in hand by the time this appointment begins on July 1, 2016.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/32509 :

A brief cover letter stating your academic field, area of specialization, interest in the theme, and proposed research and writing during the fellowship period; Curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation; A writing sample; A course proposal relating to the theme of the Seminar.

  • Applications submitted by November 20, 2015 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
  • -Any news?
  • Rejection email (12/22)
  • rejection (1/1) x2
  • Any offers yet? (12/23)
  • I didn't get a rejection or an offer, so I assume that there's been a cut. But since it's just one postdoc position, we might not actually hear here.
  • Me neither. No rejection, no offer, no nothing.. (12/24) x2
  • from the email I got: "The search committee has established a shortlist, and I regret to inform that you have not been selected as a finalist."
  • Thank you for sharing this. They must have contacted the shortlisted candidates then. 

Brown University (RI) - 2016-17 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 3 Dec. 2015Edit

In 2016-2017, the Pembroke Center will award residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "Anti-War! Theaters of War/Politics of Refusal". Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD at the start of the fellowship 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. The term of appointment is July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance and $1,500 for research expenses. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

In 2016-17, Bonnie Honig, Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University, will lead the Pembroke Research Seminar on "Anti-War! Theaters of War/Politics of Refusal". The seminar will explore anti-war activism through a theoretical lens, drawing especially on the contemporary turn to a "politics of refusal," an emerging body of theoretical literature that has not thus far been extended to – or tested by – antiwar activism. The politics of refusal (promoted by what we might call the Bartleby Left) tends to focus on General Strike or inoperativity, and has not really addressed the issue of antiwar politics. What are the promises and limits of drawing on conscientious objection versus a politics of refusal for theorizing antiwar politics? And how might a focus on antiwar politics broaden or challenge the contemporary fascination with a politics of refusal?

Since war resistance is often fueled by theater – most predictably, the Antigone, but also (among the many others) the Lysistrata -- this seminar will also explore possible connections between theatricality and refusal, spectatorship and destituency. Reading a tragedy and a comedy in which women engage in antiwar politics, one by way of what is often seen as conscientious objection (the Antigone) and the other by way of what might well be called a politics of refusal – a sex strike (Lysistrata), calls our attention, as well, to the politics of gender and genre, topics of relevance to all seminar readings.

See full seminar description on the Pembroke Center website.

The Pembroke Center invites applications from scholars working in all disciplines and fields, including Anthropology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Literary Studies, Classics, History of Art, Cinema and Media Studies, Music, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Religious Studies, and across all historical periods and traditions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years.

  • Applications for the 2016-17 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships will be accepted starting in July, 2015. For full consideration, applications must be submitted via Interfolio by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
  • APPLY USING INTERFOLIO: http://apply.interfolio.com/29894
  • QUESTION: Does the proposed research have to at least tangentially involve issues of gender? Or could a project just on war work?
  • Rejection via interfolio (1/25) X2
  • Rejection via email (1/25) x2
  • Have they made offers?
  • I haven't heard anything yet (1/30)
  • Any news? (2/9)

Brown University (RI) - Population Studies and Training Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year postdoctoral fellow to start in or around July 2016. This position is funded by a T32 training grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and funding restrictions require the postdoctoral researcher to be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. The scope of PSTC research encompasses traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social determinants of health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and the consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build on connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as the Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty associate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from among our faculty associates. In addition, postdoctoral fellows are expected to regularly attend the weekly PSTC colloquia, present to the colloquium during the second year of their postdoctoral appointment, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They benefit also from workshops and mentoring on grant preparation, various research skills, and the responsible conduct of research.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty collaborators; however, it is not necessary to seek a mentor at this time. We will help identify a mentor at the end of the search. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Demography, or a related social science discipline.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio.Contact Ana Karina Wildman (ana_wildman@brown.edu) with any questions.

  • Apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/32234  Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration please submit materials by January 1, 2016).

Brown University (USA:RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World - Deadline 10 Apr. 2016Edit

  • The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications from exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of the Joukowsky Institute community, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.
  • This will be a one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, beginning on July 1, 2016.
  • We seek candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking. We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in individuals whose work focuses in one or more of these five spheres: archaeological perspectives on diversity and inclusion; environmental studies; public archaeology; digital archaeology; Late Antiquity.
  • In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach half time — i.e., one course per semester. Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years. Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary connections.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by April 10, 2016. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference be submitted via Interfolio by the application deadline. Applications received by April 10, 2016 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

  • Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/34219. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.
  • For further information: Professor Peter van Dommelen, Chair, Search Committee, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Box 1837 / 60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912, Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu
  • Deadline: 10 Apr. 2016

Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Migration & Displacement in Asia - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2016Edit

  • Brown University invites applications for a 2-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, with a specialization in the study of displacement and migration in early modern and modern Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2016
  • Our goal is to appoint an exceptional scholar of displacement and migration, with priority given to candidates whose research and teaching offer historical and theoretical approaches to the role of radical economic and environmental transformation in the movement of peoples within Asia. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of History cross-listed in the Cogut Center's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2016 and must have been awarded in the last five years. Applicants from outside North America are strongly encouraged to apply. Stipend of $61,500 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation via  http://apply.interfolio.com/33013.
  • Review begins 1 Jan. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • any news?

Brown University (RI) - Presidential Diversity Fellowships - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2016 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

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 July 1, 2016

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.

  • Deadline for applications is February 10, 2016. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.
  • Anyone knows when they notify candidates? (2/22)
  • Any notifications yet? (3/3)
  • Too early, my sense is that we will probably hear back late March early April (3/4)
  • Any news about this postdoc? (4/4)
  • Anyone know the person to contact for this? (4/22)
  • is there any news here? (5/3)
  • I haven't heard anything yet (5/3).
  • I heard from a current postdoc at Brown that it is a long process, that it takes a lot to go from departments to the deans and so on. Folks usually receive an email. (5/4). I think next Friday is the d-day.
  • If you are referring to the March 17 article, that article is referring to someone from 2014.
  • Just called in. They have notified finalists that are in non-STEM fields. If you haven't heard, you are no longer in the running. [posted 5/6/16]

Brown University (RI) - Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice, 2016-2017 - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2016-2017) as the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. We are also attentive to contemporary forms of human bondage and injustice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom.

Applicants should have Ph.D. in any humanities or social science discipline and have received their degree within the last five years (or will obtain a Ph.D. by June 2016) 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 will be expected to be an active participant in the Center’s regular brown bag lunch series, and will have the option to teach a course in the semester of his/her choosing.

The fellowship stipend will be $45,000- $50,000.

Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/33212 Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. 

  • Search Opens December 15. Deadline is February 15, 2016.

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. The Watson 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. Fellows receive two years of support, which need not be consecutive, and have access to all facilities at Brown University as well as regular opportunities to engage with faculty and other researchers across the University. Fellows are expected to complete research projects, are required to be in residence for most of their appointment, and may undertake additional training. In addition, Watson Post-Doctoral Fellows will teach one course per year in one of the Institute's interdisciplinary concentrations, or affiliated social science departments.

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology. Scholars of all nationalities who received PhDs within three years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the two-year appointment, unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Fellows will participate in monthly seminars and other regular events with faculty and scholars at Brown and nearby institutions, and teach one class a year. The annual stipend is $55,000, plus a health insurance subsidy. Additional funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available as well as research-related programming on campus. Candidates selected for the Post-Doctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2016 will be paid a reduced salary until the dissertation is completed.

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by October 15, 2015, to the application portal (http://apply.interfolio.com/30448): 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 emphasize the 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 supplementary material, and should make clear where in the Institute's core areas of security, development or governance the proposed research best fits. A class proposal suitable for inclusion in any of the Watson Institute's interdisciplinary undergraduate concentrations and/or affiliated social science departments. The one-page 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 will be requested only from long-listed candidates)

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15th; to receive full consideration applications should be received by that date. Awards will be announced in January 2016.
  • Request for letters of recommendation 10/23 (x7 total it seems)
  • Also recieved a request 10/23 x3
  • x4 [10/24]
  • Do we know if they're done requesting recommendations?
  • ^No idea; but wouldn't that be nice. They could hire all three of us!
  • Request for writing sample 11/2  <-- Oh congrats! Did your request come in the form of a personalized email, or an Interfolio email? [11/4]
  • Received an email that they had problems with Interfolio, and are extending the deadline for recommendation letters to 11/10 (mine were already sent in) [posted 11/4]
  • To above: the request for writing sample was through email (non personalized). But they gave an email to submit the writing sample --not through interfolio. Such a roulette, all of this.
  • Interesting, I guess this means I'm out. Thanks for the update, and good luck!

Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructorship (CA) - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology and the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in medieval or early modern studies under their joint research program known as the Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC). The position is open to scholars whose research broadly relates to the theme "Violence and Order in the Pre-Modern World." We seek applicants whose work engages issues of violence, power, and political and/or social order in Europe, the Mediterranean, or the Islamic world between ca. 500 and 1600 C.E. Scholars working in all humanities fields are encouraged to apply; interdisciplinary and comparative work is especially welcome. For additional information go to http://bit.ly/CHHC-Program for the CHHC program statement.

The position begins Fall 2016. Appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research at The Huntington, teach two (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year at Caltech, and contribute to the intellectual activities of the CHHC program at both institutions. Together with a senior fellow, he or she will also organize seminars and a conference related to the theme.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation by email to: chhc@hss.caltech.edu or by mail to CHHC Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.

  • Application deadline is January 15, 2016.
  • Received rejection via email. [03/08]

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy - Deadline: 31 March 2016Edit

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.

The appointment is for nine months beginning August 22, 2016. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, and $5,000 for research, benefits and other expenses.

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

Send to: Professor Joe William Trotter, Jr. CAUSE, Dept. of History, Baker Hall 244, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890.

http://www.cmu.edu/history/cause/

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2016. (Notification of decision by April 20) Women and minorities are urged to apply. EEO/AA.
  • Any updates? (4/15)

Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods - Deadline: Review begins 20 Jul. 2015Edit

The CDC-funded Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to contribute to our Core Research focused on improving access to nutritious foods in low-resource urban neighborhoods. This dissemination and implementation study seeks to increase the reach, adoption, and impact of farmers’ markets among people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The five-year study includes an intensive formative research phase using both survey research and ethnographic methods that will combine to inform the development of a peer-to-peer intervention to promote farmers’ market use. The post-doctoral fellow will join a vibrant research team that includes a strong community-university partnership and will have an opportunity to develop independent research goals within the scope of this larger project. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in public health, nutrition, community psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, and/or related fields; a strong background in both qualitative and quantitative research; experience in community-engaged research, and a record of translating research findings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The post-doctoral fellow will: 

  • Contribute to team science approach through regular interaction with investigators, community partners, and other research staff;
  • Conduct qualitative research in neighborhoods in Cleveland focused on food-related habits among people receiving SNAP benefits;
  • Coordinate team-based analysis of qualitative data;
  • Manage quantitative databases related to cross-sectional surveys conducted among SNAP recipients, surveillance of SNAP enrollment rates, and surveillance of farmers’ market utilization patterns through establishment of cleaning and organizing protocols, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis; 
  • Assist with the development of a peer-to-peer dissemination intervention aimed at increasing use of farmers’ markets among people receiving SNAP benefits;
  • Provide leadership to the development of presentations and publications related to research serving as lead author on at least two manuscripts;
  • Collaborate with investigators on data analysis related to the research aims; Participate in weekly interdisciplinary seminars focused on population health promotion.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with qualitative data collection and analysis, management of quantitative databases, analysis of survey research data, and evidence of capacity to translate findings for public dissemination. Experience with food related research, community-based research, intervention research, and research with SNAP populations preferred. Preference given to candidates with PhD on or before October 1, 2016. In some cases, a candidate near completion of the PhD will be considered.

It is expected that the fellow will develop content expertise and a publication track record based on this experience. A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/research opportunities in the interdisciplinary environment of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods are available.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Given the field-based nature of the research, the candidate must be physically present at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio. There are no special health or safety hazards, environmental conditions or hazardous equipment or supplies. Must have personal, reliable transportation to travel to community sites throughout the project, documented mileage will be reimbursed. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.

  • To apply, please send a statement of qualifications and research interests, CV, dissertation abstract (500 words), contact information for three references, and one sample publication by email to daf96@case.edu. Initial review of applications will occur on July 20, 2015 and then on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Case Western Reserve University (OH) - SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) Fellow - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Case Western Reserve University invites applications for one or more full-time lecturer positions in SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship), the core academic program for all Case Western Reserve undergraduates (see http://sages.case.edu/). Primary responsibility is to design and lead seminar-style courses that emphasize intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, and academic writing. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in any field by August 2016 and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is the equivalent of 3/2, which may include teaching courses for a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal for up to two additional one-year periods.

  • Application materials (letter of interest and CV) should be submitted electronically to michael.householder@case.edu by February 15, 2016. Interested applicants should consider also applying for CWRU’s advertised Lecturer in English position.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2016
  • rejection received [2/19] (x2 - that didn't take long!)
  • extra materials requested by email (2/19) - a proposal for one of their seminar courses, writing sample and 2 letters. [2/19 x3]
  • Is this a scam? I did apply, and sent in my extra materials, but this seems like a year-long adjunct instructorship with a heavy teaching load that they slapped the title "Fellow" onto to recruit interest.
  • If it is a scam, does it matter?
  • If it comes with a decent salary and benefits, and a title that will tell other hiring committees "this person is worth looking at," then it's a pretty decent deal all around, as far as I'm concerned. I did more teaching than this post-doc calls for this past year, and barely cleared the poverty line.
  • Actually, I was thinking that, in terms of the teaching required, this position is most comparable to the Harper-Schmidt postdoc at Chicago, which is very competitive and prestigious. 3/2 is not a bad teaching load, compared to what's out there.
  • Invited for Skype interview [03/14]
  • Received email that they have decided to "proceed with other candidates," but suggested that I am on some sort of waitlist in case they can make another offer. Did anyone who had a Skype interview receive an outright rejection, or are they keeping all of us on the line? [04/08] 
  • I got the same e-mail yesterday. [4/09]

Center for Jewish History (NY) - Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2016Edit

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.

  • Full eligibility requirements and application guidelinese are posted at fellowships.cjh.org
  • Deadline: 11 Jan. 2015.

Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2016-17 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

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: 1 or 2 Semesters in Residence available to those who received their PhD before July 2011 • $30,000/Semester

Postdoctoral Fellowships: 9 Months in Residence available to those who received their PhD before July 2011 • $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

City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in American Drama - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

The English Department of the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a search for a two-year postdoctoral fellow in American drama. We welcome applicants whose research and teaching interests broaden the boundaries of American drama by engaging one or more of the following areas: multi-culturalism, trans- or post-nationalism, native peoples, colonial and Black Atlantic studies, women playwrights, experimental drama, drama and sexuality, drama and gender. The position begins in Fall 2016, carries a 3/3 teaching load and includes courses on the undergraduate and master's levels.

One of our nation's greatest democratic experiments, The City College of New York was conceived in 1847 to educate "the children of the whole people." Since its founding, it has provided free or low-cost, high-quality education in a wide variety of disciplines, producing more Nobel laureates than any other public institution in the United States. Set on a striking 35-acre hilltop campus in upper Manhattan, CCNY enrolls each year more than 16,000 students who pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Medicine, and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include Ph.D. in hand by September 2016 and evidence of a serious commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (14346) or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Please upload a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and dossier including contact information for three letters of reference.

  • Open until filled, with review of applications to begin February 15, 2016.

Columbia University (NY) - Community College Research Center - Quantitative Research Associate (Post-doc) - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

Position Summary: The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for a post-doctoral research associate who will co-lead quantitative research projects focused on advising and student support services, developmental education, progression to a degree, and other student success initiatives. The post-doctoral research associate will design appropriate analyses to address research questions, analyze data independently, co-author related reports and publications, and present study results independently at local and national conferences. For more information on CCRC’s current research activities, see: CCRC Current Projects. This is a full-time, two-year, grant-funded position based in New York City, with the option for an extension of the appointment if funds and performance allow. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as support for research-related travel and expenses.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform sophisticated quantitative analysis using advanced statistical and econometric methods and oversee day-to-day data analysis activities including leading or co-leading teams in analyzing quantitative data
  • Serve as primary author or co-author on CCRC publications (reports, briefs, working papers) and journal articles, as well as review working papers from within and outside of CCRC
  • Present analyses in project team meetings, as well as represent CCRC and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events  
  • Advise junior researchers and graduate students on research methodology, and manage junior researchers in terms of project-related quantitative data management and analysis  
  • Collaborate in proposal development and grant writing activities to secure funding for future research
  • Participate in meetings with funders and other external stakeholders, and respond to external inquiries from press, researchers, and general public

Requirements:

  • A PhD in sociology, education, economics, public policy, or related field
  • 4-6 years of experience conducting quantitative research projects in social science or education
  • Demonstrated interest in higher education policy and current issues facing community colleges
  • Experience training and overseeing junior researchers
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with quantitative research designs and methods commonly applied in the social sciences, such as propensity score methods, econometric quasi-experimental designs, or multilevel modeling
  • Experience managing and manipulating complex data sets
  • Experience in drafting and revising research papers, articles, and briefs, either independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under a deadline
  • Good judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Advanced proficiency in Stata or SAS
  • Travel is required

To Apply: Application must include a letter of intent (including a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how they are relevant to CCRC’s current activities), a CV, and two academic writing samples.

Columbia University (NY) - East Asian Languages and Cultures, Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism Deadline: 16 Feb. 2016Edit

  • one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the likelihood of renewal for another year. The initial term of appointment is July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.
  • The fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent PhDs whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the fellow is expected to teach one course per year, give a public lecture, and take part in the regular events of the C-BEAR. It is envisioned that after the fellowship period, the fellow will continue his or her academic career in teaching and research on Chinese Buddhism.
  • Compensation includes an annual salary of approximately $55,000, research fund of $5,000, and health benefits. Additional financial support is available for the fellow to organize workshops and conferences in his or her area of research. The fellow will be provided with office space, access to the library system, and other related administrative assistance.
  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degrees (deposition of the dissertation) by June 30, 2016, but no earlier than July 1, 2010. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect it by June 30, 2016, should provide a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials: Curriculum vitae; Graduate school transcripts; A personal statement of no more than 2,000 words outlining previous research (including dissertation), research the applicant plans to pursue during the fellowship period, future professional goals, as well as any other information deemed relevant to the application; A two-page statement of teaching interests, along with two brief course proposals (with optional syllabi) (note: Columbia courses normally meet a total of two or three hours per week throughout a fourteen-week semester); A writing sample; Three letters of recommendation
  • Please email all the materials in a single PDF file to zy2200@columbia.edu. Applicants should also ask their three recommenders to send letters to the same email address.
  • Review begins 16 Feb 2016.

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions: Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program - Deadline: Review begins 27 Nov. 2015Edit

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2016. Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, 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; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, etc.) by July 1, 2016, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2011.

Please visit our online application site at academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61328 for further information about this posting and to submit your application. For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, please visit presidentialscholars.columbia.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • has anyone heard / inquired re notification of finalists? (3/16/16)

Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Scholars - Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life - Deadline: 9 June 2016Edit

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Renewal for the 2017-2018 academic year is possible, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University supports academic research, teaching, and scholarship on the study of religion, culture, and social difference at Columbia University. In addition, it convenes academic conferences, public forums, and collaborative programming to support and extend academic and scholarly understanding of these topics, and to disseminate and distribute such new understandings to broader publics and communities.

Candidates must have received the PhD between August 31, 2013 and August 31, 2016 in a discipline engaged with the interdisciplinary study of religion. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates whose research engages critical, interpretive, historical, and genealogical approaches that challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and who are studying important global issues in the following thematic areas: Islam in the 21st Century, Religion and Politics in the Middle East, Religion in American Public Life, Democracy, Secularism and Pluralism, Religion and Sexuality, Religion and Journalism.

Under the mentorship of an IRCPL faculty member, postdoctoral research scholars are expected to further develop and make progress on a proposed research project, teach one class and participate in the intellectual life of IRCPL and Columbia University.

All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include: --Cover Letter --Curriculum Vitae --Dissertation Abstract --Research Proposal: A two-page research plan for the scholarship period. This may include, but should extend beyond, revisions to the dissertation. --Teaching Statement: Titles and short descriptions (one or two paragraphs each) of at least two undergraduate courses that you could teach under the auspices of your proposed departmental affiliation. Please note that we are not requesting a statement of teaching philosophy or full syllabi at this point. (This will be uploaded as Other Document 1). --Writing Sample: Only one sample equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter. The writing sample may be published or unpublished. It must be in English. The maximum length is 50 pages. --Recommendation(s): One academic reference familiar with your research is required. You may submit an additional recommendation but it is not required.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62783

PhD or equivalent and distinction in the field. The PhD need not be in religion. Applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplines (religion, political science, sociology, Arab studies, history, etc).

  • This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Review of applications begins on June 9th, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Any Updates? Has anyone been shortlisted?? 6/23

Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2016-2017 Competition - Deadline: 5 Oct. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

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 2016-2017. Fellows newly appointed for 2016-2017 must have received their PhD between 1 January 2014 and 1 July 2016. The Fellowship Stipend for 2016-2017 is $62,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,500 research allowance per annum.

Applicants may apply by clicking the "Go to Application" button or link on any of the Fellowship-related pages on this site. The "Application Materials (PDF)"-- which includes detailed application instructions-- may be downloaded at "Application Materials (PDF)" or from any Fellowship-related page.

Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before submitting your application.

We do not accept recommendations delivered via dossier services (e.g. Interfolio).

  • All applications are due October 5, 2015.
  • Includes "$30.00 application processing fee."
  • Is anyone else having trouble with the online application page?  Every time I try to submit it goes to 'page not found'
  • I am also having trouble with submitting.
  • Any news about this?
  • The Columbia SOF vetting procedures are very predictable. The selection committee meets every year sometime around now to narrow down a list of finalists for interviews, and invitations are usually extended sometime in the last week of the semester. So I would predict people would hear next week.
  • The past two years, SOF has made interview invites by now...so hopefully tomorrow is the big day, or perhaps requests have already gone out....
  • So what do we think is more likely: a) interview requests have gone out and no one has posted about it b) requests will go out in the three days leading up to Christmas or c) requests will come after the holidays this year? I'm unfortunately leaning towards a, especially if we don't hear by the end of today.
  • In the spirit of overanalyzing everything with no information: Labor Day was quite late this year, so it seems like everything just got pushed back. Also, looking at the academic calendar, the semester doesn't end (finals week that is) until Dec. 23rd. All this amounts to who knows when/if interview requests have already gone out!
  • My guess is (c) - I am sure someone is going to get an interview request who reads this board and will post. I interviewed for a job this fall and another SOF - the decisions for both were rendered much later than usual/anticipated due to the way the calendar fell and the job search even said that had the inside candidate declined the offer, they would have to have "re-voted" in the new year because the other 3 were neck and neck (and neck). So, from personal experience, everything seems to be extremely very delayed due largely to the academic calendar. My guess is that it's the same with Columbia. I could, of course, be wrong, but I'm choosing to be optimistic! 
  • Invitation to interview received via email 12/28/15 x3
  • Has anyone received rejections? [Jan 11]

Columbia University (NY) - Teachers College Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2016Edit

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the largest and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the United States.  Its programs span education, psychology and health fields.  Located in New York City, the College has a diverse culture, with minority students comprising over one-third of the student body.

The Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty at Teachers College.  The program does this by advancing the careers of individuals from groups in U.S. society that have been historically underrepresented in the academic profession.  It provides recent doctorate recipients the opportunity to develop a program of research and participate as an active community member in the life of a graduate research university.

The fellowship includes a $30,000 research stipend, $3,000 for teaching a course, research support of $3,000, free campus housing in a studio apartment (if desired), eligibility for low-cost student health insurance, and limited relocation costs.  No other benefits are provided. Appointment is for a nine-month period beginning on September 1, 2016 and renewable for a second year contingent upon satisfactory progress and notification by December 1, 2016.  The acceptance of a fellowship carries with it the commitment to conduct research as outlined in the application proposal; provide a written annual report of the research program; teach one course per year; and participate in an academic program within a department of the College.  A second year will allow postdoctoral fellows to participate in faculty development activities to best prepare them to find a faculty position.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.  In making awards under this program, Teachers College gives consideration especially to individuals who are either members of a federally recognized U.S. racial/ethnic minority group or have a federally recognized disability.  The selection program committee also takes into account a range of other factors related to increasing diversity at the College, such as socioeconomic background, research and teaching goals that emphasize diversity, and first-generation college graduates.

Applicant must hold an earned doctorate* in any area related to education; have a commitment to research and teaching in a field related to education; and have completed a doctorate in the last 3 years (no earlier than January 1, 2013).  Teachers College doctoral graduates are not eligible to apply. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due by February 12, 2016.

  • If you do not have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, a letter of confirmation must be received from your dissertation committee chair or department stating that you will have the doctorate degree before the term of the fellowship begins on September 1, 2016.

To apply candidates should submit:

An information sheet with name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, title of research project, and the names of recommenders.

A cover letter describing applicant's interest in doing postdoctoral work and relevant personal and professional background and interests.

A curriculum vitae.

A research proposal related to education, broadly defined, describing the research that the applicant would like to pursue during the fellowship (five-page limit, double-spaced).

Two letters of recommendation.

Any accommodations required.

All application materials (including letters of recommendation) must be received at Teachers College by February 12, 2016.  Faxed applications will not be accepted. Extensions for applications will not be granted.  The selection committee will consider only fully completed applications.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and submitted by February 12, 2016.   If it is necessary to send a recommendation letter separately, referees must submit their letters of recommendation to the Provost's Office by the closing date, no exceptions or extensions will be granted. Materials should be sent to: Mitzi Pelle, Office of the Provost and Dean of the College at: mp541@tc.columbia.edu.

  • Submissions must include "Minority Post-doc application" in the subject line.

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Dr. Kristine Roome, Associate Provost, preferably by e-mail at kar2005@tc.columbia.edu or by phone at 212-678-3050.

  • Due 2/12/16.

Columbia University (NY) - Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University is pleased to announce four postdoctoral opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • 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 the links below:
  • For more information about these opportunities, please contact Jamie Tan, Student Affairs Officer, at weaipostdocs@gmail.com
  • Deadline: 25 Feb. 2016.

Cornell University (NY) - Department of Asian Studies - Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Asian Studies with Afghan, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur, or Uzbek specializations including literature, religion, film, media studies, cultural studies, and intellectual history.
  • The term of the fellowship is two years, with the appointment beginning in August of 2016. Fellows will teach three courses during the term of their appointment, one each semester for three semesters with a fourth semester free of teaching obligations.
  • Fellows are expected to be in residence for the term of the appointment and to take an active role in the intellectual life of the Department of Asian Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the university.
  • Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $55,000, full benefits, and a research account of $6,000. Eligibility is limited to candidates whose PhD was conferred in 2014 or 2015 or will be conferred by August 1, 2016.
  • Please apply through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6765 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three references
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016.

Cornell University (NY) - Department of History - Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

  • Department of History invites applications for a Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow in one of the following fields: premodern Asia (excluding China), medieval Europe (any field) or early modern Europe (excluding Britain and France).
  • The term of the fellowship is two years, with the appointment beginning in August of 2016. 
  • Fellows will teach three courses during the term of their appointment, one each semester for three semesters with a fourth semester free of teaching obligations. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the term of the appointment and to take an active role in the intellectual life of their home department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the university. Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $55,000, full benefits, and a research account of $6,000.
  • Eligibility is limited to candidates whose Ph.D. was conferred in 2014 or 2015 or will be conferred by August 1, 2016.
  • Please apply through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6793  with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three references
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016.
  • Any word on this one?
    • [14 March] Does anyone have any news or idea of a timeline?
    • ^related question (March 16), does anyone know if every department that advertised a Taylor postdoc will be offering one or if applicants are pooled with only one (or a couple) positions offered across the humanities/social sciences? These were advertised in many different fields...could be a HUGE pool.
    • It seems there are only a total of 2 postdocs being offered...http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/09/taylor-gift-will-enrich-humanities-social-sciences-cornell.  I've counted a total of six departments advertising: History, German, Comp Lit, Asian Studies, Near East Studies, and Philosophy.
    • [17 March] Thanks for the info! Sounds like a super big pool of applicants...
  • Rejection email received (4/4) x2

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Eastern Studies, AY 2016-18 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University welcomes candidates in the area of Near Eastern Studies for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship, 2016-18. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary interests the Humanities writ large. Possible areas of interest include: environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, digital humanities, materiality; and diaspora and migration studies. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per semester, a lower-level survey course and one upper-level seminar.

Eligibility Requirements Guidelines: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2016/17-2017/18 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2010. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6073

  • Deadline: 1 November 2015.
  • any news? (12/5)
  • Rejection email (12/21) x 3

Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2016-2017 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

The focal theme for 2016-2017 is “SKIN.” Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. 

FOCAL THEME 2016-17: SKIN

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects that reflect on philosophical, aesthetic, political, ecological, religious, psychoanalytical, and cultural understandings of skin. Thinking skin calls upon cultural horizons, religious traditions, flesh, haptics, signs, texts, images, biopolitics, screens, sounds, and surfaces. From the earliest writings on medicine and religion to more recent theories of race, sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity, how might thinking or making skin inform the global cultural experience from North to South, East to West, South to South. We invite research projects across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts.

For classical traditions, skin plays a role in representing the breadth of mythological empowerment, from the Occidental classics and Ancient Egypt to Navajo culture. Theoretical and philosophical approaches might dwell on the contrasts between tactility and opticality or skin as a membrane of intersubjective and global connectivity. Psychoanalysis theorizes skin as the figure of touch, desire, trauma, and “the skin-ego,” while theorists of affect and haptics might study configurations of aging, sexuality, gender, queer and transgender studies.

Also welcome are biopolitical considerations ranging from torture and subjugation to race, eugenics, and genomics whose representations have been central to the arts. Scholars of the arts and technology might emphasize tattooing, surface architecture, technoskins, prostheses, nanotechnologies, and the touch of mobile devices, connectivity, gaming, and mobile media.

Scholars of “medical humanities” might study questions of the complex place of skin in disease, contamination, and contagion, just as these problematics are important in the history of travel literature, geopolitical tensions, and literary and artistic fascinations with the viral.

The David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future co-sponsors one fellowship to support scholarly work addressing TIME as it relates to energy, the environment or economic development. For more information about the Atkinson Center, please visit http://www.acsf.cornell.edu/.

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, 2015. 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.

Please submit the following application materials:

1. A curriculum vitae and a copy of one scholarly paper no more than 35 pages in length.

2. A one-page abstract in addition to a detailed statement of the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (1,000 - 3,000 words). Applicants are also encouraged to submit a working bibliography for their projects.

3. A brief (two-page) proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester (fourteen weeks) and enrollment is limited to fifteen graduate students and qualified undergraduate students.

4. Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before October 1, 2015.

For further information: phone: 607-255-9274 or 607-255-4086 email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2015. Note: Extensions for applications will not be granted. The Society will consider only fully completed applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society before the closing date.

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 $50,000. 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.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Cesar Chavez Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 21 March 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship supports a scholar whose research addresses aspects of Latino/a experience and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates who work in any of the following fields: Comparative Literature, English, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Spanish, Womens, Gender, or Sexuality Studies or an interdisciplinary field that incorporates one or more of these disciplines.

This fellowship is designed to nurture the academic career of a new scholar by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentoring from Dartmouth faculty. The selected fellow will either be appointed within the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS) Program or hold a dual appointment in LALACS and one of the aforementioned departments or programs.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published work. Fellows will also teach one course in their home departments during each year of their residency, and are expected to participate in LALACS activities and seminars in their home departments.

This two-year position begins on September 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2018. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $55,200 and are eligible for Dartmouth health benefits. A research fund of $4,000 to support computing, travel, and other research needs will be provided.

Complete applications will include: A research statement (of no longer than 1,500 words) outlining your completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication; A description of interest in and/or experience teaching (up to one page); A curriculum vitae; and Three confidential letters of recommendation. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. should provide a letter from their home institution indicating that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2016. Applications should be submitted electronically to: VP.for.Academic.Initiatives@Dartmouth.edu.

  • Review of completed applications will begin March 21, 2016. Applications will be accepted and considered until the Fellowship is filled. Recipients of the Chávez Postdoctoral Fellowship will be appointed by the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Associate Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Science, upon the recommendation of a faculty selection committee.
  • On campus visits have been scheduled (4/25/16)
  • Offer made and accepted (Performance Studies Ph.D.) (6/12/16)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2016 to the end of Spring 2018. 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.

We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Art History, Asian/ Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Theater, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

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 2015-2017 fellows received 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. The terms for the 2016-2018 fellows will be similar.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the 2016-2018 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications for the 2016-2018 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 15, 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 October 15, 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. Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.
  • Link to Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/30399
  • Any one heard anything?
  • 1/19: I'm a bit confused about the timeline for this one based on past years (it doesn't help that Dartmouth has multiple postdocs with similar-sounding names). Anyone have any idea about the schedule beyond what it says on the website, which vaguely indicates that everyone will be notified by March? Thanks.
  • This one's predictably unpredictable.  It used to be early letters in the mail.  Then they changed to online applications.  Last year I'm almost sure people who cleared the first cut (and perhaps others?) never got rejected at all.  And now this year there's a new Director at the Center, so things may be in flux again.  (From what I heard they never contacted anyone about the non-Mellon Center postdoc they posted in July for this academic year).
  • I can confirm that I never received a rejection from them last year for the Mellon Postdoc at the Leslie Center (due Oct. 2014 for fall 2015 start date). Pretty bush league.
  • 2/23: Any updates on this one? 
  • (3/2) Offer made 
  • 3/25 confirmation of rejection via interfolio-distributed email (x3 - found it strangely worded, "congratulations on your great research!" but it's well meant i guess)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows competition for positions starting September 1, 2016.

Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and 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 2016-2017. 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 2016). 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 (or some comparable kind of creative work), either published or unpublished.

You can apply for this position online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5826

  • Completed applications received by November 15, 2015 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. General inquiries should be directed to the Neukom Institute Manager, Victoria Smith Victoria.H.Smith@dartmouth.edu
  • --Any news on this?
  • To the person above: No word here yet. (1/28)
  • (2/1) Rejection email received indicating four offers have been made x2

Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geography - Deadline: 18 Feb. 2016 - RECOMMENDATION LETTERS REQUESTEDEdit

The department offers a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship for outstanding recently graduated PhDs in Geography. For these positions we seek exceptional scholars who will both complement and augment existing departmental strengths in research and teachin. Our postdoctoral fellow contributes to the intellectual life of department and college through their research, writing, and participation in department seminars and other events. Fellows also teach two courses per year.  While at Dartmouth they enjoy full use of the library, computing facilities, the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, and other college resources. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $52,500, plus a $1000 research allowance. The positions are staggered such that one fellow is hired every year, with appointments starting in September. Generally, each position is advertised in late fall, with applications due mid-winter. Candidate interviews are typically conducted at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers. The Department of Geography also hosts scholars appointed through a variety of Dartmouth College dissertation fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship programs. 

  • Invitation to submit letters of recommendation via email (03/09)
  • Has anyone heard anything about the scheduling of interviews yet? (03/23)
  • Anybody, anything on interviews? It seems like they should have scheduled them already since the AAGs are this week... (03/28)
  • Does anyone have any news on this Dartmouth Geography postdoc? (4/20)

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

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. Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary programs, sciences, engineering, business and medicine.

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 second and third 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 and computing center; do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space.

Stipend and resources: Society Fellowships normally run for up to 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $4,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.

The departments and/or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space for Fellows, as well as access to other research needs or equipment. The Society helps to assure the cooperation of departments in providing the requisite setting for the scholarly and creative work of each Fellow.

Eligibility: Applicants for the 2016 – 2019 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution indicated that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2016.

Application and process: Applicants are expected to consult with a relevant colleague at Dartmouth before submitting their application. A complete application packet consists of the following: a personal statement (of no longer than 1,500 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy, a statement answering the question “What can Dartmouth do for me?” (250 word limit), a statement: “I think I can contribute to Dartmouth in the following ways” (250 word limit), a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and relevant academic transcripts. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations for appointments to the Provost.

  • Applications are accepted through Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/30641 and must be received on or before October 15, 2015. For more information about the Society, the fellowships and the application process please visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/sof/.
  • God these application questions are utterly inane. And why have some thousand people bother "a relevant colleague at Dartmouth" when less than 1% of us actually will get this fellowship? (x3)
  • Agree entirely about the application questions. Please don't give desperate applicants more work. "Less than 1%" is accurate but generous; if 5 applicants out of 1700 got the fellowship last year the odds are approximately 0.294%, unless I'm mistaken. 
  • How many Humanities PhDs does it take to screw in a light bulb?  One, but seven hundred applied.
  • -- Any news on this, or knowledge of their decision process?
  • --last year they invited for Skype interviews at the end of January (1/28) according to the wiki...so we shoudl be prepared for a similar timeline this year (or later, given taht everything seems to be running about a week or so late).
  • Just received rejection email (1/27) (x5)
  • Does no rejection imply impending interview or is there another cut to be made?
  • I believe last year there was an initial round of cuts, at which point a group of semi-finalists had their applications forwarded on to the department with which they would be affiliated. If you don't get a rejection in the next day or two...my guess is you've made it to the department for review?
  • I emailed the Dartmouth SOF a few days ago and got a response today (1/28).  The review committee has gone through two rounds of cuts.  They expect final decisions to be made by the end of Feb.
  • Wow, thanks for doing that. By "final decisions" do you mean decisions on who will be interviewed? Or will interviews occur between now and then?
  • They just said "final decisions," but my guess is that they mean offers.  They seem to be about a week behind last year's schedule as someone else said, so offers by the end of Feb would make sense.
  • was the implication that not receiving an email rejection at this point means we have survived those first two cuts?
  • That was the implication yes, but I'm going off of limited information.  They told me directly that I remained in the pool.
  • so they didn't mention interviews at all? interesting. And yes, thanks for contacting them and for sharing the answer--always nice to have some information!
  • I also contacted the Dartmouth SOF and was told I made it through two rounds of cuts (02/01). If you haven't received a rejection at this point, I think it's fairly safe to assume you're still in the running.
  • awesome! congrats and thanks for letting us know! 
  • Skype interview invitation (2/5)
  • ^congrats! did the interview invitation come from SOF or from the department? phone or email? 
  • thanks, it was an email from the SOF
  • Also received email interview invitation 2/5
  • I haven't heard a peep from SOF either way. Posters above: which departments had you applied for? Anyone else still waiting to hear? (x3)
  • I know I made it through the first two cuts (I asked via email), but I have not received a Skype invite. Last year the skype invites definitely went out in waves over the course of 1-2 weeks (and did seem to occur as each department got their preliminary decisions back to the SOF), so I wouldn't give up hope just yet. However, we should also keep in mind that this is only their second year, so they're likely modifying their approach from last year.
  • I had a Skype interview today, and choked on more than 1 question. Not feeling good about this! GL to everyone. 2/12
  • In my experience Skype interviews never feel good. Solidarity!
  • Anyone get an interview invitiation after 02/05? I'm assuming all invititations have been sent out by now.
  • Still nothing either way here (2/15) x4
  • Offer made by phone (2/17)
  • Anyone else get a phone offer? Curious how long those of us who interviewed but have not yet heard will have to wait before the ax might fall. (2/18)
  • I've been in this situation several times now, and in my experience nothing good ever happens once offers have been made and I have yet to hear anything. I would love to be proved wrong this time.
  • Interviewed but have heard nothing. Also if you received an offer can you post whether you intend to accept? (2/18)
  • email rejection (2/17) (x3)
  • Had to decline the offer. So one more might be available. I was told mine was the only offer still pending. (2/25)
  • Offer made and accepted. Sorry you had to decline, but very grateful for the opportunity. (2.25)
  • Email rejection (3/14)

Duke University (NC) - Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies 2016-2017 - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University invites applications for the Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $45,000 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year.  The Fellow will be expected to present a public lecture on his or her research in the Fall, to teach one undergraduate course in Spring, and participate in the intellectual life of the Center.  The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable.  This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past three years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by July 1, 2016. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in .pdf form:

-   A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed five pages);
-   A current CV;
-  A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
-   Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability, emailed directly to Duke in .pdf form;
-  A teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests, syllabi, and evaluations as available;  
- An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.

Duke welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply.   Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

Applications should be sent to serena.elliott@duke.edu.

Phone interviews may be conducted for finalists.

Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found on our website: http://jewishstudies.duke.edu.   Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: http://postdoc.duke.edu/. Please send any questions to serena.elliott@duke.edu

  • Deadline: Applications received by January 15, 2016 will be given full consideration.

Duke University (NC) - Post Doctoral Fellow in Black Feminism - Deadline: 3 Jan. 2016 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Duke University Program in Women's Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Black Feminism for the 2016-2017 year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Women’s Studies and a strong record in teaching and scholarship in the area of Black Feminism. We welcome empirical, textual, and theoretical specialization from a diverse array of academic fields, conceptual frames, and topical contexts. We are particularly interested in teaching that connects to our undergraduate program and particularly that strengthens our ties with global health, race and ethnicity, and/or visual culture. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach one class for the program and to participate in and facilitate a variety of activities across the fellowship year (e.g., coordinating lectures, reading groups, engaging in outreach). The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2016 and be no more than five years past the PhD. In addition to your letter of application, please include a C.V., writing sample (20-25 pages), 1‐page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation.

  • Please submit application electronically by January 3, 2016 through AcademicJobsOnline.org. Our program information is available at http://womenstudies.duke.edu/.
  • Any updates? Does anyone know when an offer will be extended? (3/7)
  • Interviews this week and next (3/10)
  • Rejection Email (5/2)

Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

We anticipate offering several postdoctoral fellowships on a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in any field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Fellows are asked to draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design a seminar-style course introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is five sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1, 2016. Contract is for an initial three years, renewable after successful review for two more years. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. Applications from ABDs are welcome; however, candidates who are not scheduled to complete their dissertations by May 2016 will not be considered.

To apply use our online application form at: http://twp.duke.edu/fellowships/apply-for-a-fellowship You will be asked to upload as a single pdf document a CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching Academic Writing, and a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: http://twp.duke.edu/writing-101 We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025.

  • Application period begins September 1, 2015 and ends October 1, 2015. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) October 1, 2015. DEADLINE IS FIRM. 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, 2015. No phone calls please. Those with PhDs in STEM disciplines or the quantitative social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2016
  • Has anyone heard anything? [11.16.2015] -->Check out the previous years' wikis. They tend not to notify anyone until very close to 12/15.
  • Any news? [12/9/2015]
  • Request for additional materials + invite for campus visit [12/9/15]
  • E-mail saying my file will remain active just in case they need to conduct additional interviews. Said they received over 350 applications. [12/11/15]
  • E-mail rejection [12/14/15]

Duke University (NC) - Humanities Writ Large - Visiting Faculty Fellowship -- Deadline: 6 Jan. 2016Edit

The Visiting Faculty Fellows program is intended to extend the practice of humanities research and education philosophically grounded at the undergraduate level into liberal arts colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Duke, as a research hub, can offer its research opportunities to faculty from these institutions and by extension have its impact on their undergraduates even as we can learn from the knowledge and world-views generated at these other institutions. This element of the HWL grant realizes the Mellon Foundation’s desire to reframe humanities as an engine for new knowledge production and to multiply the benefits of the Humanities Writ Large initiative at Duke.

  • ~Any word on this award (offers or rejections)? [2/1/2016]  We're supposed to learn about it in February.

Dumbarton Oaks (DC) - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives - Deadline: 21 Sept. 2015Edit

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop and implement research and curatorial projects related to ICFA’s collections in Byzantine Art and Architecture. The Fellow will work closely with Library staff and with the Dumbarton Oaks research community, to provide greater access to ICFA’s collections by establishing intellectual control over ICFA’s multi-media holdings and by devising and implementing research projects that make the collections available to both scholarly audiences and the general public. Projects may take the form of digital humanities projects, publications, and curated exhibitions (onsite and online). The Fellow will also assist with setting priorities for the cataloging, processing, and digitization of collections, based on their scholarly significance and potential use by scholars and researchers.

The Fellow will work under the general supervision of Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Art at Harvard and Director of Dumbarton Oaks; and in close collaboration with the management of ICFA and the Director of the Library.

Qualifications

PhD in Art History, Architecture, or Archaeology, with a specialization in Byzantine, ancient, or medieval art

Well-developed research skills, particularly in the use of archival and photographic collections

Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages: Modern Greek, Ancient and Medieval Greek, Latin, Turkish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, French, German, or Arabic

Preferred: Experience in an academic library, archive, special collection, museum, or comparable environment

Strong computer skills, including experience using relational databases, collection management software, and electronic library resources

Experience with digital photography or digitization of photographs, slides, negatives, and other media, including working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Bridge or comparable software

Term: This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, the incumbent will have access to the outstanding resources of the Dumbarton Oaks Library, and become part of the larger community of research scholars at Dumbarton Oaks.

  • To Apply: The deadline for applications is September 21, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please send a résumé and cover letter to FellowshipPrograms@doaks.org. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by referees, one of whom should be the Ph.D. thesis advisor, to the email above or to: Emily Gulick Jacobs, Manager of Academic Programs, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 20007.

Durham University (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate for REFIT project - Deadline 21 Aug. 2015Edit

  • 20 month post doctoral research associate position on the  research project ‘REFIT: Resituating Europe’s first towns: A case study in enhancing knowledge transfer and developing sustainable management of cultural landscapes’.
  • Through research on European Late Iron Age oppida this project focuses on understanding and engaging under-represented users of cultural heritage (SMEs/Wildlife groups/farmers). The overall aim is to explore ways of better understanding current perceptions of these landscapes whilst developing novel strategies to integrate and engage non-archaeological heritage partners and other stakeholders in research on Iron Age oppida. Focusing on 4 key sites in Europe (Bagendon & Salmonsbury in the UK; Bibracte in France and Ulaca in Spain), the project will act as case study exploring methodologies for enhancing engagement and creating sustainable management practices for archaeological heritage more generally. Working jointly with the project’s associate partners (Cotswold Archaeology; Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust; Natural Parc du Morvan; Reseau Grands sites de France; Diputacion Provincial Avíla) and a board of experts (in e.g. heritage management; farming; tourism) this project seeks to make stakeholders active participants in research rather than passive recipients of disseminated archaeological findings.
  • The post-holder, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, will be one of 3 Research Associates (with the others based at Bibracte and Madrid) working as a team to engage in key aspects of the project. This post will focus on assessing current perceptions and management of oppida landscapes as well as developing and implementing engagement strategies. This will include interviewing stakeholders; assessing digital media; developing engagement events and participating in fieldwork at the case study oppida. The post holder will have a key role in organising, and presenting the project research at 3 core workshops. The role will also involve jointly producing high-impact research outputs from the project’s results.
  • Essential criteria: -A PhD in archaeology or an equivalent subject that demonstrates experience of British and/or European cultural heritage. -Experience in liaising with heritage stakeholders and other groups -Excellent interpersonal communication skills -Experience of engagement with, and communication to, non-archaeological community and/or heritage agencies -In-depth knowledge and experience of theoretical approaches to heritage management, engagement and presentation -High standard of research writing in academic publications -Adaptability, self-motivation and excellent time management skills.- Excellent written and oral communication in English language. -Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Desirable criteria: -Experience of dissemination of specialist knowledge through innovative digital media -Knowledge of landscape archaeology- Experience of web design -Familiarity with archaeological fieldwork techniques -Familiarity with European Iron Age archaeology -Competence in communicating in French and/or Spanish -Proficiency in using GIS software
  • Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015.

Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History (TX) - 2016-17 Fellowship in African Art Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

  • 1 year fellowship in art history, to begin 22 Aug. 2016
  • The Edith O’Donnell Fellowship supports an early-career art historian of outstanding merit and potential for a period of work on a project related to the research initiatives of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the 2016-2017 year the O’Donnell institute seeks to appoint a scholar of African Art, with an emphasis on connections across geography and culture. In addition, the O’Donnell Institute Fellow will be invited to work closely with the African Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, and to collaborate with scholars, curators, and conservators throughout the DFW. During the fellowship themselves to their proposed projects full time and in residence, and life of the O’Donnell Institute.
  • Founded in 2014, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History (https://www.utdallas.edu/arthistory/) is a center for innovative research and graduate education in the history of art, and a community of scholars dedicated to collaboration and exchange.
  • Predoctoral applicants who will finish the dissertation during the fellowship year are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to postdoctoral applicants who have completed the PhD (or terminal degree) within the past two years, i.e. after August 2014.
  • Please prepare the following materials, addressed to Dr. Richard Brettell, Founding Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Assistant Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History: a letter of introduction, a curriculum vitae, and a description of the project to be pursued during the Fellowship period, including a summary of work completed to date and a plan for work to be carried out during Fellowship. Materials can be submitted through the online application: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/4799
  • Position is open until filled.

Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2016 - OFFER 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 $45,000 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 14, 2016. Announcements of awards will begin in mid-April and will continue until all positions are filled. 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 http://www.fchi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Any updates? (3/7)
  • None that I've heard. (3/15)
  • This message was posted on the site recently: "Announcements of Awards for 2016-2017 Fellowships begin mid-April and continue until all positions are filled." (3/24)
  • So they will not be interviewing? (3/24)
  • No, they don't do interviews. They will call their first three picks, and then move down the list until they have three candidates accept. Typically, they select one postdoc that is a full-time faculty member in the early stages of their career, and two recent PhD's that do not have TT jobs. In my experience, you should expect a call or rejection sometime in the next week or so. Best of luck to everyone!
  • Good friend of mine (early career scholar) received an offer for this but has not yet accepted (4/16)
  • email rejection (4/18) x2
  • Did anyone else not get a rejection but also not get accepted?
  • I received neither an offer nor a rejection. (x3)
  • At least according to the wiki of recent years, this actually doesn't mean that much. It's probably that offers had been sent out and they're just waiting for confirmations. 
  • email rejection (5/10)
  • Notice of alternate status. (5/10)

Emory University (GA) - Sawyer Seminar (Mellon) Postdoctoral Fellowship (New Scholarship on the Affects) - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2016 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Emory University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship during Academic Year 2016-17. The postdoctoral fellow will take a leading role in the project entitled New Scholarship on the Affects, a Sawyer Seminar in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (scholarblogs.emory.edu/newscholarshiponaffects). The fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and will actively participate in the seminar and other events. Teaching may be an option during the fellowship year but it is not a requirement of the position. The postdoctoral fellow may come from any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences. We especially welcome work that is interdisciplinary in its orientation to theorizing affect/emotion and that is able to speak to multiple traditions/methods of studying affectivity. Research specifically in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is not required, but training in critical scholarship on gender and/or sexuality will be an advantage. The applicant must have received his or her PhD before August 1 2016 and not hold a tenured position. The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $47,000 plus benefits. Interested candidates should submit to wgss@emory.edu the following materials: (i) a cover letter outlining their research and its relation to the study of affect/emotion (ii) a curriculum vitae (iii) a list of the names and contact details of three referees. All materials should be sent as a single PDF document. Writing samples and letters will be called at a later date.

Inquiries can be made to the Principle Investigator: Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 or e.a.wilson@emory.edu. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Applications are due February 12 2016.
  • Updates on the selection process will be posted on the Sawyer Seminar website https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/newscholarshiponaffects/post-doctoral-fellow
  • Has anyone received a request for additional materials? I've heard nothing. [3/15] x2
  • Rejection email [3/16]
  • Wait-listed via email [3/16 x 2] Email says more information forthcoming by end of April; website says some candidates were contacted for interviews.

European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber and Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2015 - FELLOWS NOTIFIEDEdit

50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Positions: Applications are now open for the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Amongst the largest, most prestigious and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, and located in one of the most beautiful settings, with truly outstanding research facilities, we offer from 50-60 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants within 5 years of receiving their PhD from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, go to:

http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/AboutTheProgramme/whyapply2015.aspx
http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships/HowToApply.aspx

Up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Jean Monnet Fellowships for the academic year 2016/17 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. before 1 September 2011. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre, a lively and creative academic community.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

Integration, Governance and Democracy;
Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
21st Century World Politics and Europe.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects and about the Jean Monnet Fellowships can be found on the RSCAS web site: http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre/Index.aspx

  • Deadline for applications: 25 October 2015.
  • Is anyone else finding that the application website for the Max Weber is acting weird? I'm trying to sign up and register for the website so I can fill out the application, but the website keeps saying I'm already registered; when I try to request my username and password, nothing cames through to my email . . . Not sure if others are having similar problems? 
  • Any news? [12/10]
  • According to last few years' wikis, looks like we can expect rejections / acceptances any time between now and next Friday... [12/11]
  • Unofficial notification of acceptance. [12/15] x 2
  • Congratulations! What does "unofficial" mean?
  • Quoting from the email I received, it means that "you will shortly receive a letter from the Director of the Academic Service indicating the conditions of your stay and the length of the fellowship."
  • Placed on "reserve list." [12/16]

Florida State University (FL) - Postdoctoral Associate, Chinese Buddhist Studies - Deadline: 30 Jan. 2016Edit

Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Studies: Fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course and one graduate course during the academic year under the Buddhist Studies Program at FSU. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Sheng Yen Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies, and they are expected to take part in regular Buddhist Studies events and workshops.

Qualifications: Applicants must have their doctoral degrees in hand by June 30, 2016, and must be no more than six years out of their doctorate. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion. In addition to doctoral students approaching completion or recently graduated, those currently serving as assistant professors, lecturers, or postdoctoral scholars in other programs are welcome to apply, provided they have earned their degree within six years of the date of application. A Doctorate in Arts (D.A.), honorary doctorate, or any other degree equivalent is not considered a qualified Ph.D. for the purpose of application to this fellowship.

Preferred: Preference will be given to applicants whose work also addresses Chinese Buddhism's historical interactions with other religious traditions and in other regions, including but not limited to South, East, Central, and Inner Asia. The Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience.

Other Information

Candidates must be able to show valid U.S. work authorization at the time of hire.

Contact Info

Questions may be sent to REL-Search@fsu.edu.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipate hiring at $42,000 plus benefits.

Criminal History Background Ck

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume.

  • For full consideration, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on statement on research, writing sample, and a teaching dossier must be submitted by January 30, 2016. Three confidential letters of reference and unofficial transcripts must also be submitted by that date to REL-search@fsu.edu.

Florida State University (FL) Post-doctoral Associate, Middle East History Deadline: 1 Mar. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • 2 year (2 x 9 month contracts) postdoctoral position in middle east history, including North Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and Persia)
  • Ph.D. required and must be in hand at time of appointment. The appointment will begin in August of 2016. Salary and benefits are competitive. The successful candidate's research and teaching will complement the department's existing strengths in the modern period and will contribute to FSU's interdisciplinary Middle East studies program. The position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester--one large survey as well as a smaller lecture course or undergrad seminar.
  • Apply at http://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 39825). Submit in a single pdf a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Diane Dittgen at ddittgen@fsu.edu. ... Please direct questions to search committee chair, Professor Jonathan Grant, at jgrant@admin.fsu.edu
  • Deadline for full consideration: 1 Mar. 2016.
  • [7 March] Request for Skype interview this week.
    • [11 March] Committee intends to have a final round of interviews soon, perhaps next week.
    • [12 April] Rejection letter. Offer has been made and accepted.

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies - Deadline: 22 March 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

Franklin & Marshall College seeks applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies beginning in August 2016. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. We welcome scholars from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines whose specialization lies in one of the following areas: Race and Ethnic Studies; Latino Studies; Asian American Studies; Comparative Indigenous Studies; Transnational cultural studies; or Cultural and Critical Theory.

The Fellow will be in the American Studies Department and teach three courses during the year on topics related to their research interests. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to give research presentations at department and College-wide venues, as well as advise individual students working on relevant research projects. In support of the Fellow’s scholarship, access to research funds, teaching and writing workshops on campus, as well as individual mentoring sessions on time management and career advising will be provided. We thus expect the Fellow to engage outside the classroom with faculty members and students. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of Franklin & Marshall.

Applicants should send a letter of interest via email to Professor Dennis Deslippe ( Dennis.Deslippe@fandm.edu) and must register with the Gettysburg Consortium for Faculty Diversity where they will lodge their c.v. and letters of recommendation. ( http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/index.dot)

  • The deadline for applications is March 22, 2016.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2016
  • Phone interview request: 3/28 x2
  • Campus interview request: 4/6
  • Offer made: 4/18

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Islamic Studies (DEU) - Lecturer, Medieval Middle Eastern History (3 years) Deadline: 13 Jun. 2016Edit

  • 3 year research assistant / teaching assistant (Postdoc)
  • Job description: Contributing to administration and teaching (2 courses/term) in the Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Requirements: Excellent PhD in Islamic Studies with a historical topic or in history with a Middle Eastern topic
  • Desirable:
  • Excellent knowledge of pre-modern Arabic, ideally of a second Middle Eastern language
  • Teaching experience
  • Postdoc project on premodern Middle Eastern history and/or Middle Eastern manuscript cultures
  • Knowledge of History approaches and methods
  • Working knowledge of German/willingness to improve German
  • Contact: islamwissenschaft@geschkult.fu-berlin.de
  • Deadline 13 Jun. 2016

Georgia Tech (GA) - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship - Composition, Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy - Deadline: 1 March 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

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 2016-2017 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 Georgia Techs 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 are based on rhetoric, process, multimodality, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives in a technological world.

Research: Fellows are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to extend them 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, 2016, and continues until all positions are filled, though earlier applications receive more consideration. Applications are accepted until March 1, 2016.
  • 3/21 received e-mail to set up skype interview - interviews are taking place first 2 weeks of April. (+1) 
  • 5/4 received formal offer by email

German Historical Institute (DC) - Gerde Henkel Postdoctoral Fellowship for Digital History - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015Edit

  • 12-month postdoctoral fellowship in digital history
  • The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for the recipient to develop an innovative research project at RRCHNM, where she/he will be in residence for one year. One of the Center's Associate Directors will work with the fellow to develop a project further and help her/him develop the skills needed for that project. The fellow will also have the opportunity to join teams working on projects in development at RRCHNM as well as to sit in on graduate digital history classes at GMU. Depending upon qualifications and visa status, the fellow might teach or co-teach undergraduate courses involving digital history.
  • The fellow is also expected to cooperate with the GHI on a regular basis. She/he will participate in the Institute's scholarly activities and its digital projects. Moreover, the fellow will have the opportunity to get in contact with other North American Centers for Digital History or Digital Humanities. The Max Weber Foundation - International Humanities will invite the fellow to organize a workshop on new perspectives in the field of Digital History after completing the fellowship.
  • Starting August 29, 2016, the successful applicant will be in residence at the RRCHNM and will also participate in GHI activities, events, and digital projects. The fellow will be expected to plan and convene a joint conference or workshop at the end or shortly after the fellowship, which will be funded by the Max Weber Foundation.
  • Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars, who are currently affiliated with a German research institution. The monthly stipend will be € 3,000. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the US and a grant for travel to other North American institutions up to € 5,000.
  • The deadline for applications is December 1, 2015. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max.). The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org.
  • All candidates will be notified in early February 2016 of the result of their application.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015.

German Historical Institute (DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Knowledge, Race & Ethnicity, Religion & Religiosity, Family & Kinship, and Migrant Knowledge - Deadline 1 Dec. 2015Edit

  • The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowships in 1) The History of Knowledge; 2) The History of Race and Ethnicity; 3) The History of Religion and Religiosity; 4) The History of Family and Kinship; 5) The History of Migration - Focus: Migrant Knowledge, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be preferred.
  • The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.
  • To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts, two letters of reference, a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), and a writing sample (only required for postdocs applicants), such as a published article or a book chapter, no later than December 1, 2015. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email with your application (as a single PDF) to Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org).
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015.
  • Any updates? They said they should have decisions by early February.
  • Rejection email (2/23)

Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2016Edit

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, conducts research, teaches at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, contributing to academic programs in a specialized discipline. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a post-doctoral position for academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Center seeks applicants who work on issues related to the theme, Consciousness and Revolution, in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales.

The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work. Over the past several years the Center has sought to work more closely with social movements in New York City and beyond on the theme of The Right to the City and other contemporary urgencies.

The role of the post-doctoral fellow is integral to the yearly running of the Center. In addition to conducting their own research, the post-doc will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar at the Center. Duties will also include active involvement with other Center initiatives, such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. During the year the fellow may be invited to offer a graduate level course on a topic of their own choosing. The incumbent will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. Visiting faculty are individuals with a primary commitment to another accredited college or university who possess advanced scholarship or professional achievement. The incumbent will report to the Director of Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have their doctoral dissertations in hand and must have completed their dissertations within five years of taking up the Fellowship.

COMPENSATION: Competitive

HOW TO APPLY 1. Please apply using the link below:

https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=13891&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply.

Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests along with 3 professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) by the closing date.

OR

2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 13891.

  • CLOSING DATE: January 2, 2016.
  • Any news? (2/25/16)
  • Does anyone have a sense of the timeline for this postdoc? (3/9/2016)
  • Rejection via email (4/5/16) (x2) Note: the email was in my spam folder.

Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Post Doctoral Fellow - Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean - Deadline: 1 April 2016Edit

Department: The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean. Job ID: 14475

Compensation: $64,956/year plus benefits

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the Graduate Center, CUNY, invites applications for 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 field of Africana Studies. The appointments will be for the academic year 2016-2017, effective August 25, 2016, and will be renewable for a second year. We are particularly interested in candidates from the fields of English, Sociology, Anthropology, and Urban Education, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered. Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) and to the Ph.D. program of their own discipline.

IRADAC was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community. The institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.

Candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2013 at the earliest, or who have deposited their dissertation by July 1, 2016 are eligible.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarly interests, and a sample publication or dissertation chapter. Candidates should also indicate courses that they may teach. Please upload all documents as one document.

Three letters of reference are also required and are due at the time the application is submitted. Letters of reference should be sent by the referee directly to zdempster@gc.cuny.edu.

Please apply using the link below: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=14475&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on "Apply Now" which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply.

OR

2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 14475.

  • Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 1, 2016.
  • Any news? (04/26)
  • Still nothing? (6/7)

Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Post Doctoral Fellow - Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance - Deadline: 7 Feb. 2016Edit

Job ID: 14142

Faculty Vacancy Announcement: With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) have established the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, a new partnership dedicated to training Ph.D. students in innovative methods to teach humanities to a predominantly immigrant, low-income, urban, undergraduate population. The goal of the alliance is to support graduate students in mastering the most successful methods for teaching undergraduate general education humanities courses to increasingly diverse student populations while simultaneously broadening and strengthening access to and opportunity in the humanities for those undergraduates.

In collaboration with the Futures Initiative and the Teaching and Learning Center at the Graduate Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning at LaGuardia Community College, the Mellon Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Post Doctoral Fellow will work on digital scholarly communication and public engagement related to the activities of the Alliance. The position resides at the border between technological platform development and humanities instruction, and will help to shape project engagement with various publics across multiple platforms and the broader community.

The Fellow will work with a team of experienced faculty, educational technologists, and public humanities scholars to develop a range of professional skills related to university work in the humanities while helping shape the Alliance in its first two years. The Fellow is also encouraged to and will be supported in publishing their own scholarly work. This might include revising their dissertation into publications as well as working with the extensive new qualitative and quantitative data generated by the program's activities. To facilitate professional development and future career trajectory, the Fellow will be assigned a mentor from Graduate Center faculty or administration, and together they will develop a tailored plan to support the Fellow's individual career goals.

This position reports to the Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center. This position has an end date of June 30, 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences, and must have completed their degree within five years of beginning the Fellowship.

For more details on the position and to apply, please go to http://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/post-doctoral-fellow-visiting-assistant-professor-humanities-teaching-and-learning-alliance/D6F51BB959EB48CBABE70627FCE21695/job/.

  • Closing Date: February 7, 2016.

Grinnell College (IA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies - Deadline: 1 March 2016Edit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Peace and Conflict Studies Program invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies with affiliation in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and/or Religious Studies beginning Fall 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than August 2013 and no later than August 2016 in one of the above fields. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights. The teaching load is one course a semester for two years.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 1, 2016. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), [a syllabus for an introductory conflict analysis course or an introduction to peace and conflict studies and an advanced course in applicant's area of specialization, and provide email addresses for three references.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2015-2016
  • Any updates? (6/1/16)
    • None here. I've emailed them a number of times and haven't heard anything (6/2/16). 
  • Rejection email (6/10/16)

Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - SEMIFINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

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

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

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.

Terms: 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.

  • For applicants applying for the October 1, 2015 deadline, you must have completed your PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2012.

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.

  • How to Apply: All application materials need to arrive by the deadline of October 1. We do not accept late applications.
  • [2 Nov.] Notification of semi-finalist status 40 of 754 applicants
  • [10 Nov.] Notification of semi-finalist not selected for interviews and, I assume, also of finalist

Harvard University (MA) - Women's Studies in Religion Postdoc Fellow - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women's Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.

  • ~Anybody get word on/receive this Harvard Divinity School award yet??
  • I've heard nothing (2/19) but saw an undated post on the RS page that someone received a rejection email.
  • Thanks to the person who posted above.  I too got a rejection email today (2/19). Perhaps you're in the running if you didn't get one!  Good luck, all.

Harvard University (MA) - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Environmental Humanities - Deadline: 29 Feb. 2016Edit

  • Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2016-17 competition for the An Wang postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese environmental humanities. The fellow will pursue his or her research and contribute to the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Fairbank Center. The fellowship period is from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.
  • applications are welcome from candidates with a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences. All requirements for the degree must be completed by June 30, 2016.
  • A strong working knowledge of Chinese (preferably including literary Chinese) and English is required.
  • In addition to maintaining his/her own research agenda, the fellow will contribute to the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Fairbank Center and assist in ways that could include the following: Defining appropriate research questions and terminology, where relevant; Organizing conferences and workshops on topics such as China’s place in global ecosystems; Developing an interdisciplinary online course on China and the environment that provides a historical foundation for the current environmental crises and includes perspectives of humanists, scientists, and policy specialists; Leading training workshops in environmental humanities for interested graduate students.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with no previous postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are NOT eligible for this fellowship.
  • Total stipend: $50,000. Health insurance benefits for the An Wang fellowship recipient will be provided.
  • How to apply: Please submit the following materials to our online application system, ARIES. http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/wang-chinese-environmental-humanities-postdoctoral-fellowship - Curriculum vitae; A five-page, double-spaced plan of research; A writing sample; Two letters of recommendation
  • All materials must be in English.
  • contact: Shirley Sun, Program Coordinator, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 Email: scsun@fas.harvard.edu
  • Deadline: 29 Feb. 2016.

Harvard Univeristy (MA) - College Fellows Program, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (2016-17) - Deadline: Various depending on departmentEdit

The College Fellows Program (http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~facaff/cfp/) at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard  identifies exceptional scholars who have recently completed their doctoral work and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. College Fellows teach within an area of specialization while given ample time to pursue their own research. The program provides College Fellows with mentoring on both pedagogy and career development.

College Fellowships are one-year positions with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. In 2016, they are expected to be on campus starting in August. College Fellows will receive a salary and benefits.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The program is limited to applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2012.

The following documents are required:

  • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
  • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations)
  • Three letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified on an individual posting)
  • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date

You will also be prompted to list which Area(s) of Specialization you are applying to.

  • Please visit the Areas of Specialization page on the College Fellows website for information on application deadlines.
  • According to the College Fellows website and their department admin, the position in Slavic Languages and Literatures "is no longer open for academic year 2016-17". 04/28/16

Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Development - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015Edit

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships to promote the professional readiness of outstanding recent doctoral graduates from diverse backgrounds and groups historically underrepresented in the academy. Doctoral graduates from underrepresented minority groups or who are first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellowship will prepare Fellows for cutting-edge research and faculty careers. Fellows will benefit from a diverse and well-resourced environment at HGSE that promotes excellence in research and teaching.

The goal of the Dean’s postdoctoral initiative is to prepare Fellows for successful faculty careers in the field of education and to increase the diversity of professorial faculties. The fellowship will emphasize developing a successful program of research and increasing mastery in teaching. Under the close mentorship of HGSE faculty, Fellows will undertake a research project of their choosing that will catalyze their future program of research. In addition to pursuing their scholarly work, Fellows will be expected to teach one course each year in their area of expertise.

In addition to a competitive salary, postdoctoral fellows will receive a small fund to offset conference travel, books, software, and other incidentals, as well as a starter grant to support expenses related to their proposed research project. Fellows will also enjoy support from HGSE’s new Teaching and Learning Lab (http://tll.gse.harvard.edu/), which develops innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning.

At HGSE, our mission is to conduct high-quality research on issues related to education, and to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse community of graduate students, both at the doctoral and master’s levels. The HGSE faculty is a singularly impressive group of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers actively working to improve the state of education worldwide. Faculty expertise at HGSE encompasses diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, economics of education, social and organizational issues in education, human development, and neuroscience, among others.

  • Due: 12/15/15.

Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows (Junior Fellowships) - Deadline: 14 Aug. 2015 (Nominations) - OFFERS MADEEdit

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, i.e. a full letter of recommendation, and also provide complete contact information for the candidate, including current residential address 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 which 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 and asked to submit their letters within three weeks of the date of our email. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process the nomination.) Instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with a password to enter the secure site.
  • Our communication with the candidate will request that written materials be submitted both electronically through a link to our submission portal and by mail or express mail within three weeks from the date of our initial email contact. 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., candidates 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 that begin July 1, 2016, is Friday, August 14, 2015. 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.
  • 7/16 - request for materials.
  • 8/25-Request for Material (History)
  • 8/25 - Request for material (English)
  • 8/26-Request for material (sociology)
  • Does anyone know how many nominations they accepted (or how many they normally accept)?
  • They "accept" all nominations. The nominating process is just a formality.
  • Thanks! But I think I posed my question poorly: how big is the total pool of applicants for this?
  • I ask because I assume the nominating process and earliness of the nomination deadline reduces the number of applicants fairly significantly (from, say, the 1700 applications the Dartmouth SoF received last year!), and I'm curious about the figure...
  • Right, that is a good question, and I haven't personally seen an answer anywhere, other than something murky like 1,000ish. That's what Princeton gets, and it seems about right. Dartmouth is clearly the outlier. I, too, have wondered about nominations cutting down on the numbers, and I suspect the hurdle is in place precisely to do so. But I also think it might not have that much effect over all, given the quality of the opportunity and the surfeit of willing nominators (not to mention nominatees). I could be wrong about all of this.
  • When I apply for any Society of Fellows, I generally assume it is far more likely to be eaten by a shark while getting struck by lightening than to actually win one of the positions.   
  • Do people know when the last invitations to interview will go out for this? 
  • They seem to call to schedule the last ones in early to mid november.
  • That's great! Thank you for the update on this. A sliver of hope exists. 
  • Does this mean that you or someone you know has received an invitation to interview?
  • Yes--just as in years past, interviews have been happening since at least three or four weeks ago. That's no reason to panic, though. There seems to be no discernible rhyme or reason to when you are called.
  • They interview 45 people. Interviews have been ongoing since mid-September. 
  • They will continue until end of November to contact candidates for interviews. (11.3.15)
  • Are they later than usual this year? (11.3.15)
  • I know they began in the middle of September, which is normal. Usually the last invites seem to go out in the coming week, with sometimes an outlier group called around November 15 or a little later. I would imagine it varies year to year, but nothing seems particularly abnormal this year so far.
  • Just guessing that since the first Monday of December is so late (the 7th) this year, winners won't hear until next weekend--the 13th or the 14th. That would follow the pattern of the last several years.
  • Pretty sure that winners were notified this evening (12/6) based upon comments made last year, when winners were notified on Dec. 7. 
  • It's possible! But last year's Monday was the 1st of Dec, whereas this one's is the 7th (tomorrow). Based on reports on these wikis, I have yet to see a year when they notified people on or before the 1st Monday. Always, always it has been on or the Sunday just before the 2nd Monday (except in like 2008 when it was a week later than that--3rd Monday). For what it is worth.
  • Hmmm - I hope you are right!! I just feel like they'd push it earlier given how late it is - don't want to be notifying people too late in the semester before Xmas/holidays. Anyway, hope you are right!! I interviewed and was ambivalent, then pessmistic, then optimstic, and now I am deeply pessimistic. Just put me out of my damn misery. 
  • I also was not expecting to know one way or the other until next Sunday. Does anyone know for certain whether offers have been made yet?
  • Check out the wikis for 2009-2011, when 1st Mondays fell around December 5-7. Folks heard after the 10th. December's 1st Monday has crept up for the last few years and the notification date along with it, up until this year, when it falls back. Makes sense their notificaitons would fall back a week too, though I've mistakenly gotten my hopes up based on plenty of theories/rationalizations like this before, so I don't take total solace from it.
  • Well folks, no rejections being reported by this point (afternoon Wednesday) almost certainly means decisions have not been made. I'm pretty certain winners will hear this Sunday (the 13th), with rejections following soon after.
  • Any news?
  • None here - I am ashamed to admit that despite being quite certain I didn't get it, I keep checking this page. Hopefully a winner will post so that the rest of us can at least be put out of our misery! 
  • offer phone-call 12/13
  • 12/16 Rejection letter received by mail (x2)
  • 12/21 rejection letter by mail

Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 01 Dec. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

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 the themes of war (2014-15) and everyday violence (2015-16), the seminar will focus on slow violence in 2016-17.

We intend to focus on practices and processes of violence involved in large-scale historical and political transformations. The ongoing, incremental processes of slow violence may be manifested in the degradation of social and economic structures, the violation of cultural forms and practices, and the fraying of ethical and political systems. Slow violence endangers the security and sustainability of the quality of life.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with slow violence in relation to areas such as: environment; labor practices; human rights; privacy and security; migration; citizenship civil society; cultural transmission; secularism; fundamentalisms.

The aims of the seminar are twofold:

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in 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 $65,000, individual medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for 2016-17 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree after May 2013. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive a doctorate or terminal degree in a related discipline in or before August 2016.

  • Any updates?
  • [12/16]: Check past wikis; usually there is no movement on this one until March.
  • Yikes, thanks. That's quite late.
  • 1/20 Rejection via e-mail (x2)
  • Does anyone know what their process is like/if they hold interviews, short-list, whatever? Did the e-mail say anything about what stage they are at? Thanks and hope everyone is hanging in there...!
  • I don't believe interviews have been held in the past.
  • Contacted the Mahindra Center yesterday to get a sense of their timeline and was informed that they've moved on to round 2 of 3. If you haven't heard anything, that's a good sign. Final decisions sometime in March.
  • [2/4] Any more updates?
  • ^^ Do you mean, they've sent out rejections to people already? So if we haven't heard anything, we're actively being considered? [2/7]
  • They sent out rejections after the first round, so if you didn't hear from them in mid-late January, then you probably made it through to the second round. Not sure when they finish the next round or if they'll continue sending out rejection notices after each round, but that seems to be the way it goes.
  • Any updates? (2.17)
  • Offer received via email (2/24) (x2)
  • Notification of alternate status via email (2/24). (x2) Is there a deadline for decisions for those with offers? Thanks and congrats/good luck to everyone :) <-- The deadline for decisions is March 9th
  • Interesting...anyone out there who, like me, hasn't been rejected but hasn't received an offer or notification of being an alternate?
  • Yes, I'm in the same position. I'm guessing we'll receive rejections once the offers are accepted.
  • Figured it must be something along those lines. Thanks, and congrats to those selected!
  • Have the 2 offers posted above been accepted? <- At least one has (3/2)
  • 3/1 (x1) Rejection email received 
  • Anyone know whether all of the offers were accepted by the 9th/if any alternates got moved up??
  • All 5 offers have been accepted

Harvard University (MA) - Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

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 has the option 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 2016. 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) - Warren Center - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces the fourth year of its new Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc position, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in the fall/winter of 2015/16 select its fourth cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2016, renewable for a second.

We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.

Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall 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.

Apply at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6306

  • Deadline for applications: October 28, 2015. Deadline for recommendations: November 12, 2015.
  • any news?
  • 2/2 - no news yet
  • offer accepted
  • so they decided to extend just one offer, not two?
  • Just received rejection email. It implies that two offers have been/will be made. 202 applicants. 2/5

Harvard University (MA) - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Canada Program - King Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2015Edit

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 2016–2017 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, 2016 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/6267

  • DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16, 2015.
  • Any news on this postdoc?
  • No news here. I was wondering about this one, too, especially since someone reported a rejection last year on December 2. 
  • Any news yet here?
  • Has anyone heard about this yet? Considering they reported rejections on Dec. 2 last year, should they have done that by now? (2/16)
  • Was told about a month ago that an announcement was imminent. Haven't heard anything since. Anyone else? (2/29)
  • Nothing here either. Anyone know if they held interviews for this position? 
  • Rejection letters were mailed out and awardees were apparently notified a couple of weeks ago. 
  • Odd, no rejection (or award) here. Searching online, I noticed that a PhD from UQAM got one. 
  • Suggest you contact the Canada Program: Helen Clayton <hclayton@wcfia.harvard.edu>

Haverford College (PA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

We seek scholar/practitioners interested in the study of environment, intervention arts, sustainability, and design.

The area of specialization is open, but might include anthropology, geography, landscape design/architecture, or sustainability studies. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar led by Professors Markus Baenziger (Fine Arts) and Joshua Moses (Anthropology/Environmental Studies), entitled Environmental Design, Sustainability, and Artistic Intervention. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this interdisciplinary seminar. The seminar will focus on the intersection of arts with the politics of sustainability, and will explore relationships among pedagogy, practice and theory in response to current pressing environmental challenges. We are particularly interested in candidates who have applied skills and theoretical knowledge in permaculture, restoration ecology, or other ecological design principles.

Should you have any questions, please email to Kerry Nelson. knelson@haverford.edu.

  • (2/20) - From their facebook page it seems as though three candidates were invited to give talks.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2016-2019 - Deadline: 7 Oct. 2015Edit

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, 2011. Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by October 7, 2015. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by April 1, 2016.

Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach one annual course (2 hours per week). Teaching in English is possible.

Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research grant.

The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2016. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.

Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study.

Contact: Online application only, via the Humanities section of Hebrew University’s Scholarship System

Website: http://www.scholion.huji.ac.il/.upload/Kol_kore_full_details_english%202015.pdf

  • Deadline for Applications: October 7, 2015.

Humboldt University, Berlin (DEU) - "Work and Lifecycle in Global History" Fellowships - Deadline: 31 Aug. 2015Edit

The International Research Center "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites scholars to apply for international research fellowships (senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Ten fellowships will be awarded. Applications are due in Berlin on 31 August 2015.

Candidates: We welcome candidates from various disciplines including history, anthropology, law, sociology, political sciences, geography, economics, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. We would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and transregional perspective. Applications should ideally focus on work / labour in relation to changing patterns of life course. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, work and gender, free and unfree labour. We welcome proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions. A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable. The fellowships will begin on 1 October 2016 and end on 31 July 2017. Shorter fellowship terms will be possible.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend to be determined. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to work at the research center in Berlin. A fully equipped office will be provided as well as organizational help for visa, housing, etc. During the fellowship, we also encourage fellows to introduce their work to wider audiences within Berlin’s scientific community.

Application procedure: Please use the electronic form on our website (or access the link directly https://rework.hu-berlin.de/de/call-for-appl.html). You will be asked to provide information regarding your biography, the research project you intend to work on during your fellowship as well as details on your current research. Applicants should provide the names of two referees in addition to that. Please note that we can only accept electronically submitted applications!

  • Application deadline: August 31, 2015.
  • Has anyone heard anything? The confirmation email noted that the committee would be meeting on 10/22 and that decisions would be communicated "immediately" thereafter. I haven't heard anything yet (10/23).
  • No word here either. I also don't think they asked for my letters of support (10/27)
  • I just received my email rejection this morning (11/6).  

Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

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 and humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender Studies, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Media and Communications, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship Program aims to create a legacy of scholars who 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 mentoring from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research activities and teach two courses during each year of residency. Fellows are also expected to participate in CRRES activities and in seminars in their home departments. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2016 and end on May 31, 2018, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits.

Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research 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. 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: Prof. 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, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.
  • [2 Dec] Shortlisted candidates notified via email
  • Ouch. That hurts, I really thought I was a good candidate for that one and I didn't even make the shortlist! Does anyone know how many applicants they had? Best of luck to those still in the running- sounds like an amazing postdoc.
  • I contacted CRRES to get an update on the status of the search and was told that one offer is currently out.  They hope to complete the search by mid-Feb
  • Anyone know if the offer was accepted?
  • Rejection by email (2/24)
  • Shortlisted candidates rejected. Both offers were accepted. (2/25)

Indiana University (IN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Documentary Media and Historical Transformations” - Deadline: March 1, 2016Edit

The Sawyer Seminar and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice (CDRP) at Indiana University will award one Andrew W. Mellon (Sawyer Seminar) Postdoctoral Fellowship for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2016. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 for the year as well as health insurance. This Sawyer Seminar is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together filmmakers, historians, legal scholars, film and media scholars, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and journalists. It will consist of five 2-day conferences, hosted by Indiana University Cinema, and encompass film screenings, lectures, panels, and roundtables. Each conference will address the relationship between documentary and major historical transformations (colonialism, human/civil rights, neoliberalism, Arab Spring), examining how documentaries both reveal and shape socio-political change. Among others, we will explore the following questions: How do films made during historical transformations reveal a new understanding of the status of the nonfiction image? How do documentary filmmakers work with and for communities and do so not only during the initial release of the film but over the extended ‘life” of a film? How does accounting for the circulation of documentary films reveal the historical networks that shaped the reception of the films and the key players’ (individual, institutional, governmental) interests in the films? How are the dynamics between political urgency and ethical treatment often revealingly reconfigured in moments of historical transition? How have changes in media technologies related to documentary informed its role in shaping social imaginaries? In addition to pursuing a research project that speaks to central themes of the seminar, the Fellow will play an active role in the intellectual life of the Sawyer Seminar and help with organization. There will be a one-course teaching requirement (1/0 or 0/1) in the Fellow’s research area.

Selection Process: Each proposal will be evaluated by the conveners of the Sawyer Seminar, an interdisciplinary group of IU faculty. The primary evaluation criteria will be intellectual fit with the core ideas of the Seminar, and the promise of the proposed research project, including prospects for publication and significant advances in tangible research. We strongly recommend applicants read the seminar proposal before beginning their application. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions in May 2016.

Requirements: Applicants should either a) have completed a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies no earlier than June 30, 2012 and no later than August 1, 2016 with a demonstrable background in History, Law, History of Science/STS, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline or b) have completed a J.D. or Ph.D. in History, Law, History of Science/STS, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline no earlier than June 30, 2012 and no later than August 1, 2016 and have a demonstrable background in the study or production of documentaries.

The application should include: 1000-word research project proposal and one-page bibliography, in language appropriate for a multi-disciplinary panel. Please double-space and use 12-point type. 250-word statement of the project’s potential contribution to Indiana University’s Sawyer seminar; Curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation. Email application (and direct any questions) to: Prof. Joshua Malitsky, Director, Center for Documentary Research and Practice, jmalitsk@indiana.edu. Fellowship recipients cannot currently hold a tenure-track position.

  • Receipt deadline: March 1, 2016.

Institute of Historical Research, University of London - Past & Present Fellowships (Social History) - Deadline 31 Mar. 2016 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • up to three two-year postdoctoral Fellowships in History for 2016–18, tenable at the Institute. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study. The Society wishes to promote work of a kind that might be published in the journal Past & Present and its book series, which is published by the Oxford University Press.
  • The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral applicants who have recently completed a doctoral degree in history, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country. Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research fellowship, or a full-time lectureship, will not be eligible. The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, nor can it be used to fund a sabbatical year for the holder of a permanent academic position.
  • A condition of the award is that Fellows should undertake further historical research and writing. The Fellowships are envisaged as an opportunity for Fellows to develop their doctoral research for publication and to begin work on a postdoctoral project; applicants should clearly indicate their plans in both respects. Fellows will be encouraged to submit their articles or books to the editors of Past & Present for consideration. Fellows will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field. Fellows are expected to develop their own ideas for collaborative activities while at the Institute and some limited funds will be available to help support these activities.
  • At the discretion of the Director of the Institute, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this).
  • Link to description
  • Applications open 1 Dec with hard deadline of: 31 Mar. 2016
  • ​that PDF says March 2015. I'm guessing that's an error, right? <-- seems it was fixed
  • Anyone hear anything on this front? 13 May... nothing here. 
  • Received interview request (in-person or via Skype) 6/21

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Mellon Postdocs for 2016-2017 - Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2015Edit

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for two fellows, who will be appointed to two-year terms beginning July 1, 2016.

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 $61,060, with an additional $2,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $2,000 are also provided. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields: History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2011 and no later than June 30th, 2016.

Incomplete applications are not considered for the fellowship. It is the applicants responsibility to make sure their application is received in full. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit http://www.jhu.edu/ksas for more information.

  • The deadline to submit applications is 11:59p.m. (EST) Thursday, November 12, 2015. Applications are submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29991, and must include: Letter of interest; Full curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation; Academic statement that includes research and teaching proposal. For questions or concerns, please email Gabrielle Spiegel at: Spiegel@jhu.edu
  • Has anyone heard anything about this? (1/7/16)
  • Nothing on my end either (1/28/16)
  • Wiki entries for the past two years suggest that no news should be expected until March. (1/29/16)
  • Received rejection letter today.  Excerpt from letter:   "Unfortunately, we could award a fellowship to only two out of nearly 300 applicants."  (3/14/16)

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 29 February 2016 - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Johns Hopkins University Program in East Asian Studies invites applications for the 2016-2018 Japan Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies for one fellow, who will be appointed to a two-year term beginning on July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2018. This position is open to recent Ph.D. recipients (awarded between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016) in the fields of anthropology, film and media studies, literature, religion, sociology, and women’s studies. We are especially interested in applications from scholars whose research and teaching portfolios would contribute to one of Hopkins’ interdisciplinary majors/minors, such as public health, global environmental change and sustainability, film and media, or Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Fellows will teach one course each semester and are also expected to pursue research that will make a significant contribution to the field of Japanese Studies. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their research agenda, a writing sample, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of recommendation.

Please apply online at Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/33472

  • Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Professor Erin Chung: echung@jhu.edu. Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this? Is this job filled? (May/11/2016)
  • They had interviews in March sometime, I heard. I am not sure if they've made a decision. (5/12/16)

Karlstad University (SWE) - Centre for Research on Region Building - Postdoctoral Position in History - Deadline: 14 Jun. 2016Edit

  • The postdoc position is a full-time, fixed-term employment, normally two years starting from the autumn 2016, by agreement. Employment is on condition that you have not been employed as a postdoc fellow under central agreement for more than one year in the same or closely related disciplinary area at the same institution of higher education/authority.
  • The position is affiliated to the Centre for Research on Region Building (CRS). CRS is a crossdisciplinary research center addressing societal and scientific challenges for the past, present and future in regional contexts, and through regional perspectives, at the intersection of top-down and bottom-up processes. A PhD research school and a Master Programme are affiliated to CRS. CRS brings together senior and junior scientists, including post docs, mostly from social and human sciences such as history, human geography, political science, sociology and social work, but also from multidisciplinary disciplines such as gender studies, risk- and environmental studies and tourism studies. The main societal challenge addressed by CRS is regional development in a broad sense, especially uneven regional and sustainable development and asymmetrical power relations. Through crossdisciplinary research, CRS investigates processes and changes that produce and reproduce, but also resists and counteract, uneven regional and sustainable development and asymmetrical power relations in the past, present and future.
  • Regions are historically constituted spaces, and region building is contingent on a number of historically specific processes. The research specialities of history at Karlstad University are nineteenth- and twentieth-century local and regional studies. We invite applicants with a special interest in the political and cultural aspects of region building, preferably in comparative perspective. Applicants are expected to participate actively in the academic environment at Karlstad University, including the CRS graduate school in Region Building. In addition to research, we expect applicants to actively compete for external funding, and to contribute to the development of the international networks and contacts of the history department and CRS. Research results should be presented with the aim of international publishing. Tasks also included in the position at departmental level is teaching and/or administrative duties at a maximum of 20%.
  • Applicants who have a doctor’s degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a Swedish doctor’s degree in History are eligible for the position The Doctor’s degree must not be older than three years at the application deadline. Applicants holding older degrees may be considered in special circumstances, which may be leave because of illness, parental leave, clinical service, or union assignments or similar appointments of trust.
  • Having strong motivation and good ability to work independently as well as with other researchers are valuable qualities. Special weight is given to the applicants’ success in generating external project funding. Considerable weight is also given to experience of participating in international research projects. Weight is given to experience of multidisciplinary environments since the position is linked to CRS. Very good command of written and spoken English is a requirement.
  • Application should include well-documented qualifications, and preferably two references. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates. We expect a complete application before the last day of application.
  • Application should include:
  • personal letter briefly describing yourself and your research plans for the next two years in relation to the area of the position (2-3 pages)
  • CV with verified copies of records, degree certificates etc.
  • copy of your doctoral thesis and other relevant publications
  • any other submissions.
  • Application should be made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool. All documents and publications submitted for assessment must be attached to the electronic application. Do not provide links to them. Exception: One copy of documents that cannot be sent electronically should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 Karlstad, SWEDEN
  • State the ref.no: REK 2016/75
  • Deadline: 14 Jun. 2016

Kingston University (UK) - Early Career Research Fellow in Modern European Philosophy - Deadline: 12 April 2016Edit

  • 2 year position from 1 June 2016 to 30 June 2018.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for an early career academic to pursue a research project, for publication, within the leading research centre for post-Kantian European Philosophy in the UK. You will undertake personal research and some related postgraduate teaching, and make a contribution to the development of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) across all of its activities.
  • You will come to us with a PhD in a field of Modern European Philosophy, awarded within the last two years. You will have a distinctive personal research project that will contribute to the field, and which complements ongoing research within the CRMEP. You should be enthusiastic to work with colleagues to contribute to the further development of the CRMEP, across the full range of its – at times transdisciplinary –activities. You will be able to communicate effectively in person and in writing, and should have a flair for collaborating with colleagues, both within the CRMEP and the School of Humanities more broadly.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 12 Apr. 2016

Lehigh University (USA: PA) - Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 March 2016Edit

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2016. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

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, community engagement, urban studies and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in documentary film or digital storytelling. The scholar will 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 courses. The scholar will also take the lead in organizing a conference at Lehigh during the Spring semester of 2018 that will provide a showcase for student, faculty and community work and a forum for interaction with nationally and internationally recognized figures in digital humanities.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. 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/6903 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.

  • Deadline is March 15, 2016. All inquiries to Professor Edward Whitley: edw204@lehigh.edu

Leiden University (NL) - Two to three positions for postdoctoral researchers at the Institute for History - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2015 Edit

We are seeking to develop emerging talent by providing a short-term (6-12 months) postdoc position (0.6 fte). During this time, the postdoc will dedicate his/her time to developing and writing a Dutch National (NWO), EU (ERC) or similar grant proposal. We will consider only the most competitive proposals, which will be evaluated primarily in terms of innovative potential and academic excellence.

We will consider any project within the humanities (area studies, history, linguistics, art history, literary studies, cultural studies, ancient languages and cultures), archaeology, or cultural anthropology. The proposal must demonstrate an innovative, preferably cross-disciplinary, approach (theoretical, methodological or both) and advance the study of a topic concerning global interactions. Ideally, the proposed research should complement existing research at Leiden. A condition of the postdoc is that if a grant application is successful, the candidate will agree to be based at Leiden (pending agreement with the relevant institute and faculty).

We offer support at two levels:

1. 6 month postdoc (0.6 fte) - New PhDs (up to 2 years beyond the PhD) Application target is the NWO VENI research grant (250,000 Euros for up to 4 years);

2. 12 month postdoc (0.6 fte) - Advanced postdocs (up to 7 years beyond the PhD) Application target is the NWO VIDI or ERC Starting/Consolidator research grant (800,000 – 2.75 million euros for 5 years).

We offer a vibrant international academic environment, a diverse range of expertise from scholars who have been on both sides of the grants process to aid you in your proposal development, and assistance from staff for budget development.

You are appointed for 0.6 fte for a period of 6 months or 12 months, starting on the 1st of January or February 2016. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of the Dutch Universities. Salary range from € 2.476,- to € 4.551,- (pay scale 10/11) gross per month based on a full time (1.0 fte) employment, commensurate with qualifications. An appointment at the University of Leiden entitles participation in a pension scheme and other benefits such as an annual holiday premium of 8 % and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 %.

For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Nakamura Telephone: +31-(0)71 527 2655 Email: c.m.nakamura@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

  • The application deadline is September 1st, 2015.

Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - NEH Post-Doctoral Fellowships - 2016-2017 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Library Company of Philadelphia for 2016-2017

NEH Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company of Philadelphia on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world form the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. Applicants must have completed all requirements a Ph.D., except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2015.

Up to three fellowships of four to nine months each will be awarded, tenable from September 2016 to May 2017. Fellows must be in continuous residence at the Library Company for the duration of their fellowships. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours.

For more information visit our website at http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships

Online Coversheet: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/coversheet.htm

Online letters of recommendation submission: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/letters.htm

  • The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 1, 2015. To apply, fill out an online coversheet and upload a single portable document format (PDF) containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format.

Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Programme in African American History Long term Fellowships 2016-17 - Deadline: 1 Nov 2016 (post-doctoral) 1 Mar. 2016 (dissertation)Edit

  • With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. Fellowships promote research in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
  • Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. The following research fellowships will be offered for 2016-2017:
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000, is tenable from September 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $25,000 for the period September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017 or January 15, 2017 to May 31, 2017. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. as well as senior scholars may apply, but applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2016; application deadline November 1, 2015 with a decision to be made by December 15.
  • Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017 or January 15, 2017 to May 31, 2017. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2016, with a decision to be made by April 15.
  • All long-term fellows must be in continuous residence at the Library Company for the duration of their fellowships. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours.
  • To apply, fill out an online coversheet and upload a single portable document format (PDF) containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format.

Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) - Program in Early American Economy and Society Long-term Fellowships for 2016-2017 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) at the Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for two types of fellowship during 2016-2017. These research fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Possible research topics include Atlantic and global connections of the American economy; its commerce, business, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal development, or political economy; the history of race and the economy, capitalism, households, or gendered economies. All fellows are expected to be resident in Philadelphia and conduct research in the area for the duration of awards. Applicants for the post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships may submit proposals based not only on the extensive collections at the Library Company, but also on the printed and manuscript materials of other institutions in the Philadelphia area. Fellowships will be awarded as follows:

Post-doctoral fellowship tenable for nine consecutive months of residency from September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017; or divided between two scholars, for the periods September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017, or January 15 to May 31, 2017. The stipend is $40,000 for the full nine months, or $20,000 if the fellowship is divided. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2016. Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is November 1, 2015.

Dissertation research fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, tenable for nine consecutive months of residency from September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017; or divided between two scholars, for the periods September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017, or January 15 to May 31, 2017. Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is March 1, 2016.

To apply, fill out an online coversheet and upload a single portable document format (PDF) containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format.

For more information visit our website at http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships or contact program director, Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu.

Online Coversheet: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/coversheet.htm

Online letters of recommendation submission: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/letters.htm

  • Postdoc deadline: 1 Nov. 2015.

Loyola Marymount University (CA)Casassa Postdoctoral Fellow for Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination - Deadline: 8 March 2016Edit

The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination (ACTI) of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable, Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning in fall, 2016. The Academy is a community of scholars who work in dialogue with the Catholic intellectual tradition by developing, critically examining, communicating, or otherwise engaging the rich resources of Catholic thought and imagination. Applications are welcome from scholars from any humanities or social science discipline including literature, political science, sociology, race and gender studies, economics, and any other academic discipline from the humanities or social sciences pursued in a way that engages the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The Research Fellow reports to the director of ACTI and is eligible for benefits.

Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universität München (DEU) - Research Fellowships Deadline: 29 Feb. 2016Edit

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München ist one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. As part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, LMU Munich will award 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics.
  • The program aims to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. Applications are welcome from candidates of all disciplines who have completed their doctoral studies within the last three years with outstanding results. Applicants must present an independent research project as part of their application.
  • The project must be supported by a professor of LMU Munich. The fellows will become members of the Young Center of the Center for Advanced Studies and be able to make use of its services.
  • Research fellows will receive an attractive salary according to the German “Tarifvertrag der Länder (TV-L)” (typically TV-L grade E 14). Applicants may apply for an additional start-up funding up to the amount of € 25,000 as well as for material and travel expenses of up to € 10,000 per year. In the first two years after the completion of their research fellowship, the fellows may be granted up to € 5,000 for continuing cooperation with LMU Munich. The fellowships are tenable for two years. In exceptional cases, it is possible to apply for an additional year of funding.
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
  • Closing date for applications is 29 February 2016. The fellowships should commence by October 2016.
  • For all information regarding your application please consult: http://www.lmu.de/excellent/research-fellowships

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2016-2018 - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

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, Global Studies and Languages, 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, 2016. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2017 and one per semester the following academic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. The salary will be $64,500 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection: To be eligible for the positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2013 and no later than July 1, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016 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 2016.

Application Materials: Letter describing the applicant's teaching and research experience, and presenting a brief proposal for a new research project to be completed during the term of the fellowship; Curriculum Vitae; One-page description of an undergraduate class to be offered in Spring 2017; Three letters of recommendation; Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or Department Head, certifying that the applicant will be formally awarded a PhD diploma by July 1, 2016. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.

Questions? Please check out the FAQ page. Email shass-mellon@mit.edu, or call the SHASS Dean's Office at 617-253-0888.

  • All applications and attached materials are due no later than Thursday, January 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will not be considered. Online application will be available September 15, 2015.
  • department email from Literature saying shortlist and asking if still interested (not request for more materials) [posted 2/16] x2
  • Did the e-mail say anything else about departments, timeline, process? Thanks!
  • "still two more stages in the selection process beyond our department" (No problem, good luck.)
  • congrats shortlisters! will any theater/music peeps shout out if they've been notfied?
  • Hey did anybody out there apply for comparative media studies? Just curious as to whether anyone besides those in English have been notified. Good luck to everyone! [March 3]
  • Any movement here? Rejections? Offers? (03/19)
  • Offer received, CMS/W. Letter mentions two fellowships. [March 23]
  • Rejection email (4/1)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Postdoctoral fellowship Deadline: 28 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Lorraine Daston), announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting date September 1, 2016 – ending date: June 30, 2019.
  • Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.
  • The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the research projects of the Department: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/department2
  • 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. Priority will be given to applicants whose projects complement the research initiatives of the department. However, postdoctoral fellows are expected to carry out their own individual research programs.
  • The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html). It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. The fellowship includes a travel fund of 2000 € annually. Postdoctoral fellows may host one workshop in their field of expertise.
  • Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Fellows will be employed on a contract basis including social security benefits within the TVöD E13 range of the German system.
  • Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, 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 no later than February 28, 2016 (23:58 CET) to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2016_01.nsf/application
  • Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.


  • Any movement here? Thanks and good luck to everyone! [March 29]
    • Nothing here. (4/1)
  • Rejected via e-mail, "we have chosen another candidate" (4/12)

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (DEU) - (Refugees in Germany) - Deadline: Nov 16 2015Edit

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint a researcher at the postdoctoral level to develop and undertake a new project with Institute colleagues concerning the current refugee influx and its implications in Germany. Overall, the project will contribute to our understanding of forms and consequences of the diversification of migrant and local populations by way of ethnicity and nationality, religion, age, gender and legal status. Aspects of the research project might include: responses among local and other state authorities, the nature of voluntary engagement, the range of refugee experiences, and interactions between and among refugees and local residents.

Applicants should have a degree in sociology, anthropology, geography, political science or related fields. They need to have submitted the PhD thesis and defended by January 2016. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity. Very good German and English is essential.

Salary is based on the German public service scale TVöD. The Max-Planck-Institute offers an excellent research environment with a well-equipped library, funds for travel and fieldwork, plenty of opportunities to discuss research-related issues in an international group of colleagues and visitors. There are no teaching obligations for staff, but teaching and other forms of co-operation with universities is possible.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women across the sciences. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society als o especially encourages disabled people to apply.

  • If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter and short description of your research ideas (1 to 3 pages) together with a CV, list of publications, final degree certificates, and the names and contact details of two referees. The closing date is 16 November 2015. We are planning to interview selected candidates in the week of 14 December. The position will begin on 1 February 2016 or soon thereafter. The initial contract will be for three years with an option for renewal.
  • Please send your application electronically to Jutta Esser (email: esser@mmg.mpg.de) Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften Hermann-Föge-Weg 11
37073 Göttingen.

McGill University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studies of Early Modern Europe -- Deadline July 15 2016Edit

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: earlymodernconversions.com. 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 is developing 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 September 1, 2016. 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 Working 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, 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.

McGill University - SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music Information Retrieval - POSITION FILLEDEdit

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, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator.

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)

The fellowship stipend is $42,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin any time before September 1, 2016 and there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal.

  • Adjudication will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of:
  1. a cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. an article-length writing sample
  4. three reference letters, sent by the referees (ask that they include the candidate’s name in the subject line)
  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at emily.hopkins@mcgill.ca. Referees should send their letters to the same address.
  • ["Filled" posted in header ~beginning of Feb.]

McGill University - SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Optical Music Recognition - Deadline: Adjudication will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled (by September 1, 2016).Edit

The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in optical music recognition (OMR) research with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator.



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 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 Ichiro Fujinaga on the Content axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students, and also in close collaboration with the Analysis team.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 

PhD in Computer Science, Music Technology, Software Engineering, Information Science and related fields

  • Fluency in programming and scripting: Python, JavaScript, etc.

  • Familiarity with image processing and machine learning
  • 
Knowledge of music notation, especially of early music



The fellowship stipend is $42,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin any time before September 1, 2016 and there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal.

  • Adjudication will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of:


  1. a cover letter

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. an article-length writing sample

  4. three reference letters, sent by the referees (ask that they include the candidate’s name in the subject line)


  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at emily.hopkins@mcgill.ca. Referees should send their letters to the same address.

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2016-2017 - Deadline: Oct 21, 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Applications are now open! As a young and dynamic institution, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at Nanyang Technological University is pleased to announce that six Postdoctoral Fellowships (Five for the Research Clusters and a theme for the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture) are to be awarded in November/December 2015. These fellowships are to be hosted by the School-level research clusters and also a theme for the CCLC as follow:

  • Humanities, Science, and Society (HSS@HSS)
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Global Asia
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Chinese Diaspora and China (To be funded by CCLC)

Click here for more details.

  • Closing Date: 21 October 2015.
  • Offer made [3/9] 

New America Foundation (DC) - New America Fellows Program - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

  • New America's Fellows Program invests in thinkers - acadmics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts - who offer fresh and often unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society.
  • Fellows advance big ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and/or storytelling. The big idea can be a sweeping reframing of a familiar subject through new research or a new combination of existing research; a masterful presentation of a case study that advances our understanding of a timeless American theme or stress fracture; an innovative new media or academic project to disseminate knowledge about a shared challenge; or a bold policy prescription for moving domestic and international issues forward.
  • Post updates here:

New-York Historical Society (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History - Deadline: 13 Oct. 2015Edit

To celebrate the opening of our groundbreaking Center for the Study of Women’s History, the New-York Historical Society is inaugurating new fellowships devoted exclusively to the study of women’s history. This program will support the Center’s vision and enrich its intellectual network to include a diverse group of dedicated fellows and scholars. Together with New-York Historical staff, the selected fellows will explore four centuries of New York women’s history, offering a vibrant series of scholarly talks, rotating exhibitions, and new research opportunities.

Complementing the existing suite of research fellowships currently offered at New-York Historical, the new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History will be specifically focused on the field of public history. Through this initiative, New-York Historical enriches its public reach by engaging a community of eminent scholars who serve as advisers and collaborate with curators and historians. We work with colleges and university faculties nationwide to produce and incorporate the latest scholarship in our programs and exhibitions for general audiences.

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold a Ph.D.—ABDs or other pre-doctoral candidates will not be considered. Fellows will be in-residence, full-time staff members for a period of two years between January 4, 2016, and December 31, 2017, with a stipend of $50,000 per year and full benefits.

Application requirements for both fellowships include: A completed cover sheet (download here); A two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project; A curriculum vitae; An unofficial graduate school transcript; A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages. Three letters of recommendation that must be sent digitally to: Fellowships Coordinator at: fellowships@nyhistory.org, with the subject line: “WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME]” before the deadline.

  • COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE ELEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED: Via e-mail with the subject line WOMEN’S HISTORY MELLON FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME], no later than 11:59 pm on July 31, 2015, for Pre-doctoral Fellowship and 11:59 pm on October 13, 2015, for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, to fellowships@nyhistory.org.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016
  • Has anyone heard from NYHS yet? 11/10

New York University (NY) - Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Faculty Diversity - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2015Edit

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.

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, 2016; or

Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree);

NYU will award up to five in-residence fellowships in 2016. Appointments are for two years and begin September 2016 and end August 2018.  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. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

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.

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.

  • Due 11/17/15. Awards announced 2/15/16.
  • Any updates?
  • Rejection email today, 2/17/16.


New York University (NY) - NYU CENTER FOR RELIGION AND MEDIA - HENRY R. LUCE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW - Deadline: 1 March 2016Edit

We invite applications from scholars in the humanities and/or social sciences interested in writing about religion for the general public to join the staff of the center’s online magazine The Revealer: a review of religion and media for a year. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 per year, access to the university libraries, as well as New York University health benefits. The successful candidate must have the doctorate in hand no later than May 31, 2016. The position begins on Sept 1, 2016 and ends on August 31, 2017. 

For this post-doctoral fellowship we seek scholars with projects in hand who wish to engage with other academics, journalists, and activists as part of their work. The successful candidate is doing innovative work in their field and has demonstrated interest in writing for a public (i.e., non-academic) readership in a style that is critically rigorous. The position would serve as a good stepping stone for scholars beginning academic careers as well as academically trained writers pivoting into other lines of work. We are seeking public intellectuals in all senses of the term.  Post-doctoral fellows would have two main assignments during their tenure at the CRM: to write and publish stories for The Revealer under the direction of the editor, and to plan and facilitate one workshop in the spring of their tenure with us. These funded workshops will provide occasion for substantive exchange between thinkers organized by post-docs, around their area of expertise, in consultation with CRM’s staff.

  • Deadline: 1 March 2016.

New York University, Shanghai (CHN) - Center for Global Asia, Postdoctoral Researchers - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Two postdoctoral positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions are available at the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai. These fellowships are for a period of up to one year, commencing on or after September 1, 2016.
  • Candidates working on any aspect of pre-twentieth century intra-Asian interactions are welcome to apply, but topics related to Indian Ocean and overland Eurasian connections are of particular interest to the Center.
  • Candidates are expected to hold a PhD, preferably completed within the past five years (2011 and after).
  • Round trip airfare to Shanghai, a housing subsidy, and a monthly stipend will be provided by the Center for Global Asia. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the postdoctoral fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There are no teaching requirements
  • The deadline for applications is July 1, 2016 and the position will be open until filled. To be considered, applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a 3-5-page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/fellowships for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail postdoc.cga@nyu.edu.

Northwestern University (IL) - African American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship.  PhD must be completed by September 1, 2016.  Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2014) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies are encouraged to apply.
  • This two year fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including teaching two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.
  • All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-491-5122 or s-denose@northwestern.edu.  AA/EOE.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 15, 2015: 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years, 3) a sample of scholarly writing, 4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations), 5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to: Post Doctoral Search Committee Chair.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (01/26)
  • Nothing here as of 1/27. My fingers are crossed!
  • Received rejection email (2/4) x2
  • they're on the short list now and expect final decisions to be made in the next two weeks (2/4)
  • any updates on if someone accepted or if they offered? (3/5)
  • Yes the offer has been accepted (3/5)

Northwestern University (IL) - ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

As part of Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a PhD or MFA before September 1, 2016.

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

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, a sample syllabus, graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references—including the dissertation advisor—whom we will contact for letters of recommendation.

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2016. Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.
  • Any updates on this search? 1/25
  • Nothing here 2/13
  • Has anyone heard anything back after applying or have a sense of when we might hear back? Thanks! (3/14)
  • Offer extended; deadline for acceptance/declination is 3/31

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Black Arts - Deadline: 11 March 2016Edit

The Black Arts Initiative at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Black Arts. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2016. Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2012) with a research focus on, or who do creative scholarship within African American and African diasporic arts and aesthetics, are encouraged to apply.

This fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of Performance Studies with affiliate status in African-American Studies. The postdoctoral experience includes teaching two classes to be cross-listed in the departments most proximate to the fellow’s expertise; a scholarly or creative presentation of the research; and participation in the intellectual life of the Black Arts Initiative and the University.

Applicants should submit one copy of: 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years, 3) a sample of scholarly writing (no more than 25 pages), 4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations), 5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor).

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)- Deadline: 4 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2018. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events, and by giving a public talk once each year. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2011. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2016. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $53,575 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 4, 2016

  • Notified of finalist status (1/19) x4
  • A lucky colleague received an offer (1/28)
    • Can you share what discipline your colleague is in?
  • Wow, really? That seems quick, given that the "finalist" email said there were 26 candidates.

Northwestern University (IL) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arab American and/or Muslim American Studies - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arab American and/or Muslim American Studies. Successful candidates will be appointed to the Asian American Studies Program, in collaboration with the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA). Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to scholars in American studies, critical ethnic studies, cultural studies, gender studies, literary studies, and/or media studies. We seek a scholar whose research agenda is based in the United States but considers connections to other diasporic sites. Scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with Mellon research funds, starting September 1, 2016. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample via the application instructions below.

Application Instructions Please read ALL instructions and make all preparations before proceeding to application page. If you have been asked to submit a letter of recommendation for an applicant, please use the link in your email instructions instead of this page.

Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved. Also, please be sure all information is entered completely and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been accepted. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be "saved as" or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities. Three names and email addresses for external referees are required. Very soon after you submit your complete online application, your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your referee's address in the appropriate space. Once again, please be sure all addresses are entered correctly with no spelling errors; otherwise your referee or dossier service will not receive the instructions.

Some things to remember when uploading your application documents: Please note that no document may exceed 4 MB in size, so be sure to minimize the size of any large PDF files before uploading. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters; the system will likely not accept such documents When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by February 1, 2016, will be ensured full consideration. (References will be allowed to arrive for a week or so after the deadline.) You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received. If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Cheryl Jue at 847-467-7114 or c-jue@northwestern.edu

The following link will take you to the application for our faculty search in Asian American Studies. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS APPLICATION PAGE

  • Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2016.

Updates:

  • Invitation for Skype interview [2/8]

NYU Abu Dhabi (AE) - Research Fellowships in the Humanities - Deadline: EXT to 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

NYU Abu Dhabi has started a research fellowship program in the Humanities. This program invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s new Saadiyat campus to apply for a one- or two-semester residential fellowship at the NYUAD Institute, starting September 2016. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising young scholars who are in the beginning of their career can apply for a – senior, or postdoc - research fellowship.

Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, work/office space on campus, full access to NYUAD's library facilities (with its close connections to NYU's main library in New York), a personal research allowance, administrative support, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the NYUAD Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.

  • Offer made via email 3/1

Occidental College (CA) - Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015Edit

The American Studies Department of Occidental College seeks a two-year postdoctoral Fellow to teach four courses annually in a Mellon Foundation funded program intended to encourage undergraduate research-based pedagogies in the arts and humanities. In addition to teaching, Fellows will participate in a number of mentoring collaborations with faculty and students. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. in American Studies or an aligned discipline, with a research/teaching focus on “the global U.S.”: transnational concerns (diaspora, immigration, sociopolitical interconnections, human rights, etc.) involving modern and/or contemporary U.S. culture. Those with experience in mentoring undergraduate research, particularly involving community-based teaching, and/or digital technologies, are preferred.

For more specific information about the position, please go to http://www.oxy.edu.

Candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest, which should include discussion of (a) the uses of undergraduate research in teaching first- and second-year students in a liberal arts institution, as well as thoughts about (b) how personal research interests might intersect with community-engaged pedagogies and community partnerships in Los Angeles, and (c) what part digital technologies and scholarship might play in teaching and undergraduate research; (2) a current CV; and (3) three confidential letters of recommendation.

For Submissions and More Information Contact Ms. Patricia Micciche, Program Administrator, at amstpostdoc@oxy.edu or visit http://www.oxy.edu/human-resources/working-oxy/faculty-positions

  • Application review will begin in late November and will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by December 15. Electronic submissions are preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who will have a degree in hand and can start at Occidental in summer 2016.
  • Email confirmation of receipt and EEOC form (12/16) 
  • Any news? (2/2)
  • None here (2/14)
  • Any word on this? (3/11)
  • Nothing here (3/11)

Ohio State University (OH) Humanities Postdoctoral Fellows: Late Ancient Near East, Pre-Modern Islamic Art, Global Science and Technology Studies, and Computational Pragmatics - Deadline: Varied - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED Edit

  • Multiple postdoctoral positions in the Humanities; These two-year fellowship awards provide recent PhDs with opportunities for mentorship and growth in their area of research as well as hands-on experience in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD), co-hosted by the Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Learn more and apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7045.
  • Pre-Modern Islamic Art (700-1700 AD), hosted by the Department of History of Art. Learn more and apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7081.
  • Global Science and Technology Studies, hosted by the Department of Comparative Studies. Learn more and apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7044.
    • Request for more materials (3/29).
  • Computational Pragmatics, hosted by the Department of Linguistics. Learn more and apply: https://linguistlist.org/issues/27/27-885.html.
  • These fellowships are made possible by the American Council of Learned Societies and Ohio State’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in African-American History - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Africana Research Center and the Richards Civil War Era Center invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in African-American history, beginning August 2016. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that mesh with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the fellow will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. He or she will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The fellow also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the fellow’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the fellowship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages at https://psu.jobs/job/59296

  • Review of materials will begin November 15, 2015 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu.
  • Email invitation for campus interview [12/4] x2
  • I guess I'm out of the running then. That's too bad, as this looked like a cool setup. Good luck to the others.
  • rejected by email (3/4)

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Holocaust Studies and Modern Jewish History - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

  • The Pennsylvania State University Jewish Studies Program announces a search for a Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer in Holocaust Studies and Modern Jewish History for the 2016-2017 academic year, with an option for renewal.
  • Duties will include teaching two courses each semester, for a total of four courses over the academic year: likely two sections of our foundation Holocaust History class and two sections of our required-for-the-major-and-minor introduction to Jewish Civilization and Identity course (though circumstances might dictate slight revisions to this plan).
  • The successful applicant will be expected to be in residence in the State College area during the academic year. Competitive salary and benefits; in addition, the Program’s accomplished faculty will provide mentoring to the successful applicant to get the first book project moving out the door toward publication.
  • We’d prefer Ph.D. in hand by the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, but we’re happy to consider accomplished and qualified ABD applicants (however, accordingly, a successful pre-doctoral applicant will hold the title simply of “Lecturer”).
  • Please upload a letter of application, CV, and dissertation or book abstract at https://psu.jobs/job/60223. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Sandra Moyer at sjm1@psu.edu. Feel free to contact Program Director Ben Schreier (bjs44@psu.edu) with any questions. Information about the Penn State Jewish Studies Program can be found at http://jewishstudies.la.psu.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2015 and continue until the position is filled. We hope to conduct interviews with the finalists at the AJS conference in Boston in mid-December.
  • 12/1 request for interview (AJS or Skype option) x2
  • I got two rejection emails for this. The seconda rrived 15 minutes after the first, we a bland form email from HR. The first seemed (somewhat) personal, from the administrator's email address, and signed by Ben Schreier and the committee. It felt like a form letter, but among the things it said was "we would like to keep your file on record." Is that a normal thing to say in a rejection letter? I've never received that before. Did anyone else get a similar email? 
  • I also got both of those emails. I don't know if the "keep your file on record" is anything more than a consolation prize though.
  • Those that received rejections today -- were you interviewed at AJS?
  • I applied for a Penn state job last year and received a similar email stating that they will keep my file on record.  I think it is just something they say.
  • They made an offer (not to me). Got the letter today (12/31). Keeping my app live (I had an AJS interview).

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Visiting Fellows - Center for Humanities and Information - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to four visiting fellows for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 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 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, 2016) and a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. CHI welcomes co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. The fellowships are also open to projects oriented towards library and information science; for such projects a master’s degree in library/information science qualifies as “equivalent scholarly credentials.”

  • Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2016, 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. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should also upload a one-page description of an undergraduate course they might teach in their field of expertise. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/60224 Visit the CHI website at http://chi.la.psu.edu.
  • 11/15 - Anyone else having trouble accessing the application page?
  • No, but I submitted awhile ago. Have you tried again today? [11/16]
  • I found the website working fine today--I think I just submitted mine--I didn't see a link for actually 'submitting' per se; all I did was 'complete' the application. Can someone tell me if there is some additional way to finalize the application? [11/16]
  • 1/17 Same for me. I don't think there is a submit button. You just click through and complete/upload everything and that's it. I did get a form email confirming that I applied the first time I set up my account on their site. 
  • Does anyone have any sense of when this will be decided? Thanks!
  • It looks like last year, they had a shortlist and initial round of rejections around the end of February.
  • Offer made. Good luck to those still waiting. [2/23]
  • Received a rejection email. Over 300 applicants for four positions. [3/10]
  • Are all offers made at the same time? I've not heard anything either way [3/11] x3. Still not heard [3/14] x2
  • Rejection e-mail [3/14] x2
  • I've not heard anything either way yet. Others in this situation? [3/22]
  • Hm no. Perhaps you are on some sort of alternate list?
  • I've gotten the impression that there are quite a few of us who haven't been notified yet.
  • Yes, I'm in that boat too -- but I suspect I'm out of the running, because my referees informed me that they were never contacted by the committee. Maybe only those who made it past an initial cut got rejections?
  • That might be true. Is the website that lists our application status just not being updated? I was told by HR to check that for information.
  • ^^ Rejection via email [3/30]
  • Rejection via email [4/4]

Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2016. This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies. We are especially interested in scholars who will complement our curriculum in Art History, Dance, English, Linguistics, Politics or Theater. Successful candidates will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position.

  • Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, 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 November 2, 2015 November 15, 2015 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6164 . Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.
  • The Academic Jobs Online site says the deadline for this is Nov 15.  Does anyone know which is right?
  • Just FYI, an email that was widely distributed to English departments mentioned that the "English department will be using the college's Chau postdoc to search for a 19th century American scholar.... The search is being conducted both through the office of the Dean of the College, but much of the review will happen at the departmental level." 
  • any news on this one? 1/19
  • I have heard that we are still about a month away from the final decision (1/25)
  •  Last year, people knew their status around this time , but the program's deadline was extended this year or was at a later date than last year, so it makes sense that decision would be delayed a bit.
  • (2/19) Received rejection email stating campus visits have been scheduled. x 5

Princeton University (NJ) - Davis Center for Historical Studies Fellowships ("Risk and Fortune") - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015Edit

During the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “Risk and Fortune.” Notions of risk have been important to human societies for centuries. Soothsaying, insurance, medical prognostication, financial investment, and gambling all contend with—or try to contain—possible losses. Conversely, good fortune has had its talismans and theorists throughout history. How have different cultures tried to tame chance, or comprehend its whims? To what degree have the practices of commerce relied upon, or alternatively reified, risk? Do technological systems generate hazards they are not capable of controlling? This two-year seminar will bring together scholars working on risk and fortune in historical societies around the world in all time periods, on topics including (but not restricted to) economics, science, religion, industry, statistics, and agriculture.

The Center will offer a limited number of research fellowships for one or two semesters, running from September to January and from February to June. Early career scholars must have their doctoral degrees in hand at the time of the application. Fellows are expected to live in Princeton in order to take an active part in the intellectual interchange with other members of the Seminar. Funds are limited, and candidates are, therefore, strongly urged to apply to other grant-giving institutions as well as the Center if they wish to come for a full year.

  • To apply please link to: http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #1500396. The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships for 2016/2017 is December 1, 2015. Please note that we will not accept faxed applications. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, cover letter, research proposal, abstract of proposal, and contact information for three references. For further information about the Davis Center, please go to http://www.princeton.edu/dav.

Princeton University (NJ) - Faith & Work Initiative Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2016Edit

Princeton University's Faith and Work Initiative (FWI) within the Center for the Study of Religion (CSR) invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position. Initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. Position is open to recent PhD graduates interested in studying the area of Faith and Work/Workplace Spirituality. Possible research focus might include, but not be limited to, critical reflection on: organizational impact of workplace spirituality; historical or current issues in the faith and work movement; and methods, models, or scales regarding the integration of faith in the workplace; and other areas of research pertaining to the intersection of faith and work. Successful candidate will conduct his/her own research (33%) and work closely with FWI's director to support his research projects (66%). S/he will also participate in a weekly interdisciplinary workshop with other CSR pre-and post-doctoral scholars, and in FWI and CSR-sponsored events. Candidate must have strong organizational, research, and writing skills and previous research experience on faith at work/workplace spirituality or a related field (e.g., sociology, religion, business, ethics/moral philosophy, behavioral economics), and commensurate experience with relevant research tools, methods, and technology. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV; cover letter describing interest in this position and this area of research; a brief (3-5 page) description of proposed research project and reference to existing FWI research projects (http://www.princeton.edu/faithandwork/research/) that s/he wishes to engage in; a relevant writing sample (published or unpublished paper) in English, preferably in the field of workplace spirituality/faith at work; and contact information for three references.

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2016. Applications will continue to be reviewed until position is filled. For more information, contact Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion at csr@princeton.edu.

Princeton University (NJ) - Office of Population Research - NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral research fellow. Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography, sociology, statistics, or other relevant field prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants for this NIH fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. The start date for this appointment will be September 2016. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references.

  • Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - African Humanities - Deadline: 29 Feb. 2016--OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Department of African American Studies (DAAS), and the Department of English at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position (1 to 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) or an associate research scholar position (4 to 5 years beyond the Ph.D.) for the 2016–17 year (beginning September 1, 2016) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may be able to teach one course each year with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.
  • The salary for the position will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed five. The research associate or associate research scholar will also receive a modest research and travel fund and will be eligible for benefits.
  • To apply, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1501047. * Applications should include: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals; (3) selected bibliography; (4) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work; (6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and (7) names and contact information for three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.
  • Application Deadline: February 29, 2016, 11:59 EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2016.
  • Couple of clarifying questions on the application procedure: is the entire cover letter supposed to be only 200 words? And does a "suggested syllabus for a course" mean you give them a complete syllabus for a course or just describe a suggested syllabus?
  • Offer accepted 4/14

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates - American Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

In 2016-17, the Program in American Studies is pleased to award two residential Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, renewable annually for three years contingent upon satisfactory performance. Research topics of special interest include but are not limited to “Law and Comparative Culture,” “Citizenship and the Humanities,” “Race and Visuality,” “Race and Disability,” “Race and the Senses,” “Race, Food, and Animal.” Scholars with expertise in Asian American, Latino/a, and/or Indigenous Studies are especially welcomed.

One of the postdoctoral fellowships is shared with the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and supports a scholar working at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality.

The Program in American Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate Program aims to create a legacy of scholars who 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 mentoring from Princeton faculty. To that end, we are interested in scholars of unusual promise who plan to pursue faculty positions and who demonstrate promising teaching skills. It is our expectation that, with three years of postdoctoral teaching and research experience at Princeton, these postdocs will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments.

Terms of Agreement: Postdoctoral Research Associates will be expected to pursue research, teach two undergraduate courses per year upon the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and to participate in the Program’s bi-monthly Lunch Workshop series. We are interested in scholars who are committed to developing an academic community in the area of race, ethnicity, and migration. We thus expect the fellows to engage outside the classroom with faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Program in American Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the University more broadly.

The expected term of appointment is July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019, renewed annually. Postdoctoral research associates will receive a 12-month annual salary of $60,000 with Princeton health benefits and an annual research fund of $5,000.

Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the early years of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Ph.D. required. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words), writing sample (no more than 25 pages), 1-page teaching statement, proposals for two undergraduate courses, and names and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted online at: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.

  • Applications received by December 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies can be found at: http://gss.princeton.edu/. Information about the Program in American Studies can be found at: http://www.princeton.edu/ams/. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.
  • Video interviews taking place this week (1/13)
  • Have any offers been made yet? (1/27)
  • Anybody get an offer this week? (2/11)
  • Nope. When did you last hear from them? (2/11)
  • Rejection email 2/12 (cc'd to 250 others!) stated of 3 offers were made and accepted.

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates - Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Princeton University's Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies is pleased to announce two residential Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, renewable annually for three years contingent upon satisfactory performance. One will be awarded to a scholar in the field of Disability Studies. We welcome applications from scholars studying disability from a broad range of social science and humanities fields engaged with gender and sexuality studies. One of the postdoctoral research associates is shared with the Program in American Studies and will support a scholar working at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality.

The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate Program aims to support scholars who address issues related to gender, sexuality, disability, 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 mentoring from Princeton faculty. To that end, we are interested in scholars of unusual promise who plan to pursue faculty positions and who demonstrate promising teaching skills. It is our expectation that, with three years of postdoctoral teaching and research experience at Princeton, these postdocs will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments.

Postdoctoral Research Associates will be expected to pursue research, teach two undergraduate courses per year upon the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and to participate in the intellectual life of the Programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and the university. They are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of GSS, AMS, and the University more broadly.

The expected term of appointment is July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019, renewed annually. Postdoctoral research associates will receive a 12-month annual salary of $60,000 with Princeton health benefits and an annual research fund of $5,000.This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words), writing sample (no more than 25 pages), 1-page teaching statement, proposals for two undergraduate courses, and names and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted online (this site) at: http://jobs-princeton-edu.careerliaison.com.

  • Applications received by December 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST will receive full consideration.

NOTES from Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016:

  • Has anyone heard from them? It looks like the American Studies version of this postdoc has started Skype interviews... 
  • My friend Skyped for the disability studies postdoc last week (1/18)
  • I also know someone who SKyped for the DS position last week (1/18)
  • Have any offers been made yet? (1/27)
  • no. offers won't be made until the second week of February. 
  • Anybody get an offer this week? (2/11)
  • Are we talking about offers for the Disability Studies postdoc or for the Gender and Sexuality Studies one?
  • Rejection via email, message indicated that 3 offers had been made and accepted (2/15)

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Values and Public Policy - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015Edit

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School's undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2016 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. Applicants' dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the School has a Center or Program (such as science and environmental policy, health and well-being, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or globalization and governance). For more information about these areas, please consult http://wws.princeton.edu/centers-programs.

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

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. Please identify the Woodrow Wilson School center or program with which you wish to be associated and briefly describe what you hope to gain from carrying out the project there. 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 Monday, November 16, 2015. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 19, 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, March 4, 2016.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (12/5)
  • I haven't. (12/6)
  • email rejection letter (2/29) x3

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is hiring fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. We welcome applications for Mellon Fellows hired for the entire year and Distinguished Mellon Fellows brought to campus for a semester (which can be extended to a year's residency with outside, non-Princeton support). 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.

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is a three-year interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a more dynamic and nuanced understanding of urban issues today. The program's thematic focus is "Cities of the Americas: Architecture, Society, Policy, and Culture." The Initiative spans the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 academic years.

  • 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, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, and contact information for three references by February 15, 2015 to http://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67785.
  • 4/7 Rejection. 130 applicants.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows - 2016-2019 Fellowship Competition - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2016-2019 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $82,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 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 application by the end of January, 2016. 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 2016.

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

Three Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN)

Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The fellowship’s responsibilities include both teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year) and research. The Fellow will either participate in a team-taught course or offer a self-designed course, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the Fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas.

One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)

This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in humanities disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows (see list in section below). The fellowship’s responsibilities include both teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year) and research.
In each of the first two years, the Fellow will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach the interdisciplinary sequence "Approaches to Western Culture" in either the Fall semester (Antiquity to the late Middle Ages) or the Spring semester (Renaissance to Modernism). Also in the first year, the Fellow will offer a self-designed course in the host department or interdisciplinary Program. In the second and third years, the Fellow also will offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate course in Humanistic Studies. 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.
The Fellow will 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.

Eligibility: PhD degree requirements. Please note the Society's dates of degree eligibility. These are firm dates with no exceptions:

a) Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application: You must have received your degree between January 1, 2014 and September 15, 2015. The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.
b) Candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) at time of application: If you will not meet the September 15, 2015, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2016, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies (see details of letter below).

Please note that candidates awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2016, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD. Recipients of doctorates in Education (EdD or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply. If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that candidates wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying.

Priority will be given to candidates who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree. Fellowships will be awarded to candidates at the beginning of their academic career. Candidates must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Their work should also show evidence of unusual promise. The Society has a particular interest in fostering innovative interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences. US citizens and non-US citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship term in order that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Finalists to whom an offer has been made must successfully pass a background check.

Please submit the following dossier items, single-sided, in the order listed below. Number and staple pages for each item, and include your name and title of the item at the top of the first page of each. Please submit only the requested items (without binders or folders). Transcripts of courses and grades are not necessary.

Please note that we are not able to accept any substitutions of dossier components after the postmark deadline. However, if you need to make small updates to your current CV (e.g. new publication, change of referee), please email these changes only to fellows@princeton.edu and we will add the message to your dossier.

Checklist of dossier items (See below for Details)

Confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Society by three referees, or by a dossier service, on or before the postmark deadline.

Dossier items (below, single-sided) should be mailed by the candidate: Completed application form; Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates only: letter of “Progress to Degree” from either department chair or director of graduate studies (see text below) Dissertation abstract; Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article; Research proposal; Two course proposals.

  • Mail the complete dossier by September 15, 2015 (postmark deadline) to: Search Committee, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 10 Joseph Henry House, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. NB. Candidates outside the USA must use a trackable mail service to ensure prompt delivery.
  • Is this an appropriate place to complain that expecting a 1.5 page DOUBLE SPACED cover letter is asinine? Come on, Princeton.
  • Yes! Thank you!! I wrote a standard 2-page, single-spaced cover letter and had to hastily butcher it on the morning of my submission.
  • Email confirmation of receipt of dossier (10/29); interviews to be scheduled by end of Jan.; fellowship winners' names to be posted on website by July 2016
  • campus interview requested x4 (1/12); x1 (1/13)
  • So not all interviews were requested on the same day? Were you contacted via e-mail?
  • x1 (1/13) yes, contacted via email. On-campus interview scheduled for early February.
  • Rejection email (1/21) x2
  • Offer made & accepted, by phone (2/13) x2

Purdue University (IN) - Honors College - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Honors College at Purdue University seeks a dedicated, innovative teacher to offer courses in our interdisciplinary honors curriculum and to develop programming for high-ability students. Specialty open; candidates must demonstrate both interdisciplinary range and experience in writing instruction. Ph.D. required and honors teaching experience preferred. Appointment as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will be for two years, and duties will include: teaching in the first-year honors course series; offering sections of interdisciplinary writing; and working with the Honors College staff to develop and support a vibrant residential college program. A portion of the job includes programmatic duties, such as assisting with student recruitment. Applicants should demonstrate experience and openness to teaching from a variety of theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches and interest in working with a diverse student population. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience. For more information, see www.purdue.edu.honorscollege.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in any field is required, as is demonstrated excellence in writing instruction. Experience in leading discussion-based seminar courses and/or project-based courses in an interdisciplinary environment is also needed as our majors span the sciences, engineering, agriculture, technology, education, liberal arts, health and human studies, and pharmacy.

Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, how you can contribute to honors education, and your experience/interest in programming for high-ability students; (2) a C.V.; (3) a sample interdisciplinary writing syllabus including course objectives and outcomes; and (4) three letters of reference. Send your application materials to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, Purdue University-Honors College, Windsor Halls, 205 N. Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4238, or electronically to sahardebeck@purdue.edu. Questions about the search should be addressed to Dr. Emily Allen, Associate Dean of the Honors College, at the same address.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and continue until the search is closed. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • Phone interviews being conducted this week (Jan 11) 

Purdue University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Quantitative Analysis - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2015Edit

The Center on Religion and Chinese Society (CRCS) at Purdue is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for Quantitative Analysis to start in January 2016. The Postdoctoral Fellow’s primary responsibility will be quantitative analysis of survey data, writing reports, and preparing manuscripts. The position requires proficiency in statistical analysis software packages such as STATA and SPSS; ability to work independently as well as in cooperation with others; and willingness to travel for fieldwork research and presenting at professional conferences. Ph.D. degree in sociology, statistics, or some other related discipline is required. Knowledge of religions in China and Chinese reading ability are preferred. This is a full time position with benefits; salary is competitive.

  • To ensure full consideration, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae, including names and contact info of three references by October 31, 2015 to donge@purdue.edu. Search will remain open until filled. The position is for one year and renewable if additional funding is available. (http:///www.purdue.edu/crcs)

Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow School of History and Anthropology (Calvinist texts) - Deadline: 4 April 2016Edit

  • The post is available from September 2016 to August 2020.
  • The University is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work on Calvinist texts (including Lambert Daneau and David Pareus).
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the European Research Council project ‘War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe’, under the direction of Dr Ian Campbell as Principal Investigator (PI). The research project aims to bring an improved understanding of the debates inside the Catholic and Protestant universities on faith and warfare to bear on religious warfare in early modern European culture more widely.
  • Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Andrew Holmes, email: a.holmes@qub.ac.uk or telephone: 
+44 (0)28 9097 1297
  • Anticipated interview date: week commencing 25 April 2016
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk.
  • Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016

Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow School of History and Anthropology ( Franciscan & Scotist Texts) - Deadline: 4 April 2016Edit

  • The post is available from September 2016 to August 2020.
  • The School is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work on Franciscan and Scotist texts (including John Punch and Alfonso a Castro).
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the European Research Council project ‘War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe’, under the direction of Dr Ian Campbell as Principal Investigator (PI). The research project aims to bring an improved understanding of the debates inside the Catholic and Protestant universities on faith and warfare to bear on religious warfare in early modern European culture more widely.
  • Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Andrew Holmes, email: a.holmes@qub.ac.uk or telephone: 
+44 (0)28 9097 1297
  • Anticipated interview date: week commencing 25 April 2016
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk.
  • Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016

Queen's University, Ontario (CAN) -- Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-17 - Deadline: 30 April 2016Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Queen’s University is accepting applications from exceptional candidates for a one-year Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship in one or more of the following areas: Gender and Sexuality, The History of the Book, Animal Studies/Ecocriticism, and Transatlantic Studies. We are looking for a Fellow who will be an active participant in the activities of the Department and contribute to the intellectual fabric of our community. Cover letters should express how holding the Fellowship at Queen’s would be key to the development of the candidate’s scholarship.  In addition to research, the Fellowship includes teaching one 0.5 credit (3 units) course in the Fellow’s field of expertise.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the start date of the Fellowship on July 1, 2016.  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.  Please submit complete applications by April 30, 2016, addressed to Glenn Willmott, Associate Head, gw12@queensu.ca, either electronically (as PDF or MS Word files) or in hard copy to the Department of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6.

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 English Language and Literature, Karen Donnelly, at donnelly@queensu.ca.

Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This Postdoctoral Fellowship carries a minimum full-time equivalent salary of no less than $32,173, in accordance with the PSAC 901, Unit 2 Collective Agreement; http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/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 http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca. While fulfilling the duties of the Term Adjunct appointment, the Postdoctoral Fellow appointment shall be reduced accordingly.

Posted: March 22, 2016; see also http://www.queensu.ca/english/employment-opportunity

  • Deadline for applications: April 30, 2016.

Queen's University, Ontario (CAN) - Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe Deadline: 1 Apr. 2016Edit

  • The Departments of History and Classics at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the history of Classical and/or Medieval Europe. The fellowship is for a three-year term appointment beginning 1 July 2016. The terms of the fellowship stipulate at the donor’s bequest that only female candidates are eligible for the position. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.
  • The successful applicant must have the PhD in hand prior to beginning the fellowship and will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach in their subject field in both the Departments of History and Classics. The value of the fellowship in 2016-2017 will be approximately $32,000 CDN with an annual allocation of $2000 CDN for academic travel and research. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to the position’s terms prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.
  • Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement, governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically and include a covering letter of application, copies of a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, publications, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to: Oliver Search Committee Attn: Cindy Fehr, Department of History, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6, fehr@queensu.ca
  • Deadline: 1 Apr. 2016.

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2016Edit

The Rice Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication (CLIC) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2016. Candidates should hold a PhD in Applied Linguistics or related field of studies with a focus of analysis on any language, preferably the languages taught at the Center (clic.rice.edu). Preferred areas of expertise are: second language assessment/testing, study abroad curriculum development, interactional competence, conversation analysis, and technology-based pedagogies. Preference will be given to candidates with some knowledge of statistics and research design. Applicants must have PhD at the time of appointment and earned PhD no earlier than 2011.

Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities will include professional development workshops, training workshops, or 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.

  • Application materials due by 4/15/16 through http://jobs.rice.edu (link above) must include: 1. a cover letter, 2. a current CV, 3. a research statement, 4. a sample of recent scholarship (an article or dissertation excerpt), 5. a workshop proposal (1 pg.), 6. a full-fledged research proposal (2 pgs.), 7. a lesson plan, and 8. teaching evaluations, if available, to be attached under ’other document’. Please attached items 4-7 in one document under ‘writing sample’. In addition, three letters of recommendation submitted by 4/15/16 to: Paola Lam, Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication, MS-36, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77251-1982. Electronic letter can be submitted to CLICadmin@rice.edu.

Rice University (TX) - 2016-18 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Humanities - Deadline: 19 Jan. 2016Edit

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions. Along with faculty and students, the Fellow will engage in humanistic inquiry into questions of energy transition, bringing the insights and expertise of the humanities into debates over how to address the profound energy challenges facing the planet and its environments in the 21st century.

The position is for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Fellows receive a $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston.

Rice University (TX) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Rice Seminar 2016-17: Chronotopic Imaginaries - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Humanities Research Center hosts yearlong residential postdoctoral fellowships at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at Rice, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions. In 2016-17, Mellon postdocs will participate in the Rice Seminar, a yearlong research seminar designed to study a particular topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.

For a description of the 2016-17 Rice Seminar in Spatial Humanities Chronotopic Imaginaries: The City in Signs, Signals, and Scripts please click here.

The position is for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Fellows receive a $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include an active participation in all aspects of the Rice Seminar and collaborating on spatial humanities projects currently underway at Rice. In addition, fellows will develop or continue their own research projects and give a presentation to colleagues at Rice. Fellows will also design and teach (or co-teach) two semester-long undergraduate courses, the topics of which will be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.

Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, computer science, geography, history, legal studies, library science, literary studies, or philosophy and whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to spatial humanities are eligible to apply. Applicants must have received a PhD between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016 and should have theoretical and/or practical experience working with geospatial technologies or 3D modeling software.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Application Materials: Letter of interest, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the 2016-17 Rice Seminar; Two page CV [please list the three references who are submit recommendation letters by the deadline]; Research project abstract of no more than 200 words; Research project description of no more than 1000 words; Course proposal for a one-semester course to undergraduate students; Submission Instructions: Click here. (Link will be activated late September 2015.)

[reference letters should, however, be emailed directly to melba@rice.edu by the December 4 deadline]

Contact: Melissa Bailar (melba@rice.edu), 713-348-5968

  • Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015.
  • Any updates here? (3/14)
  • offer made

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

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

A PhD must be conferred on or before June 30, 2016. Each fellowship has a term of one year, beginning July 1, 2016, renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. Fellows teach two courses per academic year in women’s/gender/sexuality studies, play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center, and are expected to make significant progress in their research. They receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and up to $3,000 for relocation reimbursements and/or research expenses. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Required documents include letter of interest, curriculum vita, a minimum of two letters of reference, and a writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a working list of key texts and themes for the course SWGS 101 “Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.” This course surveys issues in the study of gender and of feminist perspectives on sexuality, race, the body, globalization, labor, and culture; in addition, it introduces the concept of engaged research. Please visit http://cswgs.rice.edu/courses for more information about SWGS 101.

  • Deadline for on-line applications is Friday, January 22, 2016. For more information about these positions, please contact Rice Human Resources at jobs@rice.edu.
  • Is anyone having trouble with the letters of reference? Another Rice post-doc asks for them to be sent to a separate email address, beyond the online application. Submitting the application does not automatically cause the references to be requested.
  • 3/2: Any word on this one?
  • At least one offer has been made. [posted 3/2]
  • Thanks and congratulations!

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015Edit

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University is currently accepting applications for the Annette and Hugh Gragg postdoctoral research fellowship in Transnational Asian Studies. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries. The search is open to geographical areas within Asia and historical time of research, but applicants with a focus on transnational South Asia will be given priority.

The annual stipend is $50,000, with an additional $5,000 for research and travel expenses and a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

  • The deadline to submit applications is Monday November 2, 2015. Applications must include the following documents as one single PDF under 'Other Document': • One course proposal and sample syllabus for an undergraduate course • Academic statement that addresses one’s research agenda and publication strategy • Writing sample (or online site link for online publications), preferably published In addition, applicants must arrange for (1) an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a PhD degree and (2) three signed letters of recommendation to be sent to the following address: Chao Center for Asian Studies Rice University 6100 Main Street, MS 475 Houston, TX 77005 Alternatively, letters may be submitted electronically through a third-party organization (such as Interfolio) to chao.center@rice.edu.

Rice University (TX)- Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (Health) - 2016-18 - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2016Edit

As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. As part of a recently launched $150 million investment in research initiatives to advance this mission, Rice University is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program. The 2016 competition focuses exclusively on topics broadly related to health. The two-year Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to exceptional scholars who have recently earned the doctoral degree in any area, including medicine, and who want to pursue research with faculty at Rice University. Applications are particularly welcome from those who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship. The Fellowship term will begin on September 1, 2016.

  • Deadline: January 11th, 2016.
  • They anticipate informing applicants of their status by Feb. 19th (Not sure if this is when they plan to have final decisions, invite for interviews, etc.) (02/08)
  • Anyone hear on this yet?
  • Rejection email from HR - says position filled (03/28)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Cultural Analysis - 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 08 Jan. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Arts and aesthetics have been integrally linked since the eighteenth century, but this was not always the case. Aesthetics, originally denoting knowledge through sense perception, only later became concerned with taste and judgment, or value and beauty, and integral over time to what we now call criticism. Art, initially describing craft, practical skill or technique with matter, language and sound, later migrated to embrace formalism and individual as well as cultural expression. The 2016-17 CCA seminar Arts and Aesthetics will explore the divergences and convergences of these related but fundamentally different ideas, approaching them from the perspectives of philosophy, literary history, art history, the fine arts, the history of science, and political and cultural theory. Topics are likely to include form and formalism; the history of criticism and critique; theories of perception; and questions of representation generally, ranging from photography, to painting, sculpture, music, architecture, performance, and conceptual as well as outsider art. Throughout, the idea of the liberal arts and their status in 2016—Rutgers University's 250th year—will be an abiding concern.

In 2016-17, 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 Centers 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, and to teach one advanced undergraduate course in their core discipline.

  • Closes: Jan 8, 2016 at midnight Eastern Time.
  • If and when anyone is contacted about this Rutgers CCA fellowship (acceptance or rejection), please do post.  I don't think we're to hear until March, but I'm hoping that we learn something sooner.  
  • (3/11) Any updates?
  • No, I haven't heard anything (3/13)
  • (3/14) Received email informing I've been named as an alternate. Final decision expected by 3/28.   (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/26)
  • Did anybody actually get officially rejected? Clearly if one hasn't heard one didn't get it, but I'm a little confused by not having heard anything whether my application was even received. (4/30)
    • Rejected 5/16

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Literature - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

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 $60,000, health benefits, and a $5,000 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, 2016. Interested parties may direct inquiries to Professor Cheryl Wall, Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at cwall@rci.rutgers.edu.
  • Has anyone heard anything? [3/23]
  • Nothing here (3/23)
  • Received official rejection via usps mail (4/6)
  • Have others not heard anything either way? (4/17)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies 2016-2017 - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2016Edit

Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a humanities or social science scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative colonial, postcolonial and/or decolonial Caribbean studies with focus on the Dutch or the French Caribbean, transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies, are especially encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful candidate must have the doctorate in hand no later than May 31, 2016, be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D. (Ph.D. received on 2012 or later), and be able to teach one undergraduate introductory course in Caribbean Studies during their tenure at Rutgers. Position begins on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

The Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, cultural and performance studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas. Our postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the faculty/graduate student Working Group on Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory and the Disciplines that will be held in the Fall 2016.

The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies (http://latcar.rutgers.edu/) is a space for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching. The department’s mission includes the study of the Anglo, French and Hispanic Caribbean. Department faculty include 11 core, and 32 affiliate members, enriched by specializations in Africana Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy, Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literatures in English, French, and Spanish.

There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to connect with broader academic and community-minded research units at the University, including the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for Race & Ethnicity, the Center for African Studies and the Institute for Research on Women.

QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must have the doctorate in hand no later than May 31, 2016, be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D. (Ph.D. received on 2012 or later), and be able to teach one undergraduate introductory course in Caribbean Studies during their tenure at Rutgers. Position begins on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically via interfolio. The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidate’s research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship, (2) a brief description of the Intro to Caribbean Studies course the candidate could offer in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, and (3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidate’s areas of research.

  • Applications must be received by Monday, January 11, 2016.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Race and Gender Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 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/33604. Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference.

  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2016.
  • 4/15: Rejection letter. 73 applicants. Letter said I was one of the strongest applicants and invited to apply again next year. How many people do they tell this to? (x3)
  • 4/25: Rejection email - was a finalist but an offer was made and accepted to someone else.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Sawyer Seminar on Ethical Subjects - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis and the School of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), invite applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during academic year of 2016-2017. Fellows will take a leading role in the John E. Sawyer Seminar, sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on the subject of Ethical Subjects: Moralities, Laws, Histories. (For details, see http://rcha.rutgers.edu). The Seminar will be directed by Professors Seth Koven and Judith Surkis, Rutgers Department of History.

This Sawyer Seminar explores who and what counts as an ethical subject. It 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.

The Sawyer Seminar continues and deepens our preliminary year of investigation in 2015-2016. It is guided by several key questions. Under what historical conditions do particular issues (e.g., unfree and exploitative labor, hunger, inequality, discrimination, women’s and children’s rights) first become a focus of ethico-political debate, humanitarian intervention, and legal regulation (state or international)? Why do 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 through seminars, public conversations, and international conferences over the course of the academic year.

One Sawyer Fellow and two RCHA fellows will each receive a stipend of $50,000 and an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows will teach no more than two courses total during the academic year.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2016.

  • Applications consisting of a CV, a project abstract (200 words), 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 via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/32674 by January 16, 2016.
  • Any news on selections (at some initial level)?
  • No, it's only been two weeks.
  • Does anyone have a sense of their timeline?
  • Last year I received a rejection email through Interfolio on 4/14/15 that stated there had been 188 applicants and they could only offer 2 fellowships. 
  • Thanks for sharing that information about your experience.
  • Skype interview requested (3/3) +1

SOAS, University of London (UK) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art Deadline: 31 Aug. 2016Edit

  • 3 year post, to begin 'as soon as possible' after 1 October 2016
  • The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology is unique in its coverage of the arts, archaeology, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East from ancient times to the present day. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be situated in this department and within the framework of a research project on Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Collections Today led by Christian Luczanits, David L. Snellgrove Senior Lecturer in Tibetan and Buddhist Art, the Principal Investigator, and Louise Tythacott, Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, the Co-investigator.
  • You will work closely with the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator of the project, in recording, studying and assessing Tibetan Buddhist monastery collections in both Northwest India and Northern Nepal along with their present day usage. You will conduct individual and collaborative research, assist in all project related matters, and present and publish research outcomes internationally. Key tasks will be to: enter and analyse data collected on objects in monastery collections maintain regular communication with the project partners, especially the cooperating monasteries, organise and participate in field research in the project regions, and participate in project relevant teamwork.
  • You will be educated to PhD level or equivalent, in a relevant research area, together with having an understanding of at least two of the following research areas: Tibetan art, Tibetan Buddhism, and/or Tibetan language. Evidence of being able to carry out high quality, publishable research, previous experience with traveling in Asia and ideally also in the Himalayas, and a good working knowledge of relevant software such as Word, Adobe Creative Suite, and a database software are also essential.
  • To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.
  • If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2016
  • Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing 19 September 2016

Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities - Academic Year 2016–17 -Deadline: Open Until Filled [posted 23 Mar]Edit

  • The postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities will have earned a PhD in a humanities discipline and will have broad familiarity with the issues, methodologies, and questions that inform digital humanities. The fellow will have the opportunity to continue his or her research over the course of the academic year, and will work with a faculty member on an innovative, yearlong digital humanities/artistic project that blends time-based media and text on a digital platform. The fellow will attend periodic digital humanities symposia on campus, both as a participant and as a resource, and will teach one course in digital humanities during the 2016–2017 academic year, which begins August 1, 2016.
  • The specific field of the fellow’s research is open, but the successful candidate will be familiar with text- and image-based methodologies and theories, and will have some creative and technical experience with time-based media (e.g., short films or videos). Experience developing apps for mobile computing devices is desirable but not required.
  • To Apply: For full consideration please email the following, along with a cover letter, to Angela Davis, at aadavis@smu.edu.
  • A CV
  • An abstract of the PhD dissertation
  • A description of research to be pursued during the fellowship year
  • The digital humanities course you would propose to teach
  • Areas of expertise in technology and in the digital humanities
  • Three letters of reference
  • The academic year salary is $50,000, with access to $3000 in research and travel funds.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled

Southern Methodist University (USA: TX) - Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellow (Two-Year Program) - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015Edit

The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in September 2016. The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their contributions to the Center’s Collective Memory Project, a wide ranging oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits, funds to support independent research, and are initially appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year in residence.

Essential Functions: 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; Participate in the academic life of the Center. Education and Experience:

Applicants from all fields and topics pertaining to the presidency, executive power, or the federal government are welcome, but are anticipated to derive from the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, or communications. The Center defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.

Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the term of the fellowship 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 applicant's research agenda and proposed contribution to the Collective Memory Project, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be combined and submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at http://www.smu.jobs. Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply to Job ID#: 900817. If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.

  • Full review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Further information on this CPH fellowship and the Collective Memory Project may be found at http://www.smu.edu/CPH
  • Any news? [6 March]

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN) - Deadline: 23 Sept. 2015Edit

  • To apply to this funding opportunity, the applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by the application deadline).
  • See SSHRC 2016-2017 for updates.

Stanford University (CA) - Clayman Institute for Gender Research - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: Jan. 7 2016Edit

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 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 Gendner 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, but are not limited to: Writing articles for our research publication, Gender News. Working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows. Participating in our leadership program for graduate students. Attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions. 50% percent of the postdoctoral scholars' time is dedicated to her or his own research.

Additional information and a FAQ can be found on the Clayman Institute website.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 eight academic quarters, beginning in the fall quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition.

  • Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/31152
  • Deadline for applications is January 7, 2016 at 9 pm PST (midnight EST). Note that you will not be able to add documents to your application after the deadline. To keep the application process equitable, we are unable to make exceptions to this deadline.
  • Can anyone confirm that they are not accepting applications this year?<--The Interfolio link for submitting apps on 1/7/16 appears to be working?
  • [Feb 25] rejection via email (x2)
  • any news about the finalists? (3/24)

Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer one postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. This fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. This award carries a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000, from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

  • Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30710
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
  • If anyone has info on the progress or timeline, please consider posting. Some deadlines are looming, and it would be very helpful! Thanks!
  • Rejection email 3/7

Stanford University (CA) - Stanford Humanities Ctr. - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

Ad Text from Chronicle Announcement 09/09/15:

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 five fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford's fifteen humanities departments or through an interdisciplinary program or project. They are also 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 to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in all the fields represented by Stanford's fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis).

Eligible fields for the 2015 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2016):

Art & Art History
English
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Theater and Performing Arts

In addition, this year we invite applications for an interdisciplinary fellow, to be associated with a Stanford interdepartmental program or special project. Applications will be considered from scholars working in:

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Digital Humanities

More information about the programs and projects to which the interdisciplinary fellow would be expected to contribute can be found here (http://csre.stanford.edu/), (http://ccsre.stanford.edu/), and here (http://cesta.stanford.edu/labs-projects/).

We invite applicants for these fellowships from any fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department, program, or project. Candidates may wish to specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field or interdisciplinary area in which they would like to be considered.

Candidates for this competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2016.

The stipend for 2015-16 is $70,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer assistance, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.

  • Any updates on this position? 1/25
  • Nothing here 1/28
  • any updates?
  • Finalists notified by email 2/10 x3 (<-- Congratulations! Have all finalists for all four departments been notified at once? Or maybe: if you've been notified that you're a finalist, would you mind indicating what department is considering you? Thanks very much!)
  • Would also be curious to know if the e-mail said anything about how many applied, how many are finalists etc :)
  • It said nothing about numbers. I assume it is all four departments as I am not the original poster. I wouldn't feel comfortable posting which department. 
  • not the original poster, but my understanding is that though we all appeal to a certain disciplinary legibility, the humanities center has final say in who is selected. this is all to say that I believe finalists across disciplines are notified at the same time.
  • anyone hear anything new? based on past two years, it seems that today might be the day...
  • Offer made sometime earlier this week.
  • what department? any other finalists hear nothing?
  • yes would anyone who has received an offer be kind enough to shed light on who might have been notified?  i also have heard nothing.  
  • Third person here confirming that I have heard nothing.
  • Rejection received 3/16/16, says nearly 700 applications for 5 awards

Stanford University (CA) - Thinking Matters Fellows - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for teaching positions in 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 any of the following: Asian Studies, Environmental Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Physics, Quantitative methods (in any field), and the Social Sciences. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2010 and no later than June 2016.

Fellows will be placed on teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead two seminar discussions (averaging 15 students each) 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, 2016 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 $62,000 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 2016-17 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 10, 2015, and close February 10, 2016, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
  • UPDATES? any updates here? anyone know when they will request more materials and/or send out interview invitations?
  • Anyone contacted for interviews?
  • Shortlisting
  • Are you saying that they are in the process of shortlisting, or that they've already contacted some people they've short-listed? <-- Contacted for phone interview. Assume that's shortlisting? No idea how this all works.
  • Rejection email received (04/06)
  • Email received through Interfolio saying application is "now under faculty review" (4/6)
  • I received the "faculty review" letter, too.  I wonder who did the initial screening.
  • Called for interview but did not receive Interfolio email - what does THAT mean...and how do I get on the Interfolio email list?
  • Based on the wiki entry from last year, I think an interview means that you are already in the final selection round whereas those who received the "under faculty review" letter are not yet in the final round. It is also possible that each cluster is following a slightly different selection process. Just speculating. Would those who got phone interviews mind sharing for which cluster? 
  • I received both the email (4/6) and a phone call to schedule a phone interview (4/7). I applied for the Social Science and the Philosophy, Ethics, Religion clusters.
  • Skype interview scheduled. (4/8)
  • Just wanted to say thanks to those who have shared updates here. I got a faculty review email on 4/6, but no call for an interview as yet. Wish we had a better sense of how many people were moved to the faculty review stage. Wishing good luck to everyone who got interview calls. 
  • Second round Skype interview (4/11). Wishing everyone luck in this! Anyone else feel like Jesse Eisenberg at the end of The Social Network, compulsively refreshing email? Argh!
  • A question for the person who posted the last update (4/11) (if you don't mind sharing?):  What do you mean by "second round" skype interview? Is this your second second skype interview, or the first one (after having being notified that your application had moved to the faculty review round)? 
  • (4/14) Here's the deal:  after the "under faculty review" they send it to the appropriate faculty.  If the faculty are interested, they ask the provost to interview you, and you get a request for a phone interview.  They then go back and confer.  If you make it to the next stage, they will invite you for a campus visit (these decisions happen next week), and you will meet with the faculty members who picked you.  Next stage:  decisions.  
  • (4/15) The process is contingent on which cluster you applied for. I did not receive an under faculty review email. I recieved a direct email asking to schedule a phone interview w/provost. After phone interview came Skype interviews with faculty. Now scheduling campus visit. I will add for everybody that this is *zero* about you, your work, post-degree status, or any of that. It is *100%* about fit for the courss in your cluster. My guess is that the clusters deciding next week are different than the ones who have already moved on to the campus visit stage. So don't give up hope!!
  • 4/15 above: what courses/cluster were you in? I had a phone interview this past week and am waiting to hear back about skype interview with faculty. They said I should hear by the end of the week, but nothing yet. Curious to know if they moved on already...
  • (5/3) those of you who had two skype interviews - have you received rejection notices yet?

Trier University (DEU) - Post-doctoral Position (History) Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The DFG Leibniz Research Group „The Contemporary History of Historiography” (Trier University) invites applications for a postdoc position to be filled at the earliest possible date. We offer a fixed-term contract (TVL 13 100%) until August 31, 2020.
  • The research group seeks to develop an international perspective on the impact of globalization and the social and political changes since the 1970s on the making of professional history. It systematically looks for comparative perspectives and investigates processes of transfer and translation (find the detailed research program here: http://leibniz-forschergruppen.uni-trier.de/de/content/dfg-leibniz-research-group-contemporary-history).
  • The successful candidate will be expected
    • to carry out his/her own research project in the context of the research group’s program independently, leading to a book publication;
    • to participate in the research group`s joint research (theoretical framework, general issues and comparative perspectives) in the form of internal meetings, workshops and conferences with cooperating researchers or research groups;
    • to (co-)edit publications of ongoing work results (conference proceedings/collection of essays)
  • Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD-degree (or equivalent) in History. Very good proficiency in English and/or German.
  • We welcome applications from researchers of all nationalities. The University of Trier strives to increase the share of women in research and strongly encourages women to apply. The University of Trier is a certified family-friendly employer. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favoured.
  • To Apply: Applications must include a curriculum vitae, an outline of the applicant’s research project (max. 4 pages), two recommendation letters (sent separately via e-mail) and are accepted only via e-mail to: raphael@uni-trier.de
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (IRL) - Assistant Professorship in Medieval Environmental History - Deadline: 21 Dec. 2015Edit

  • 5 Year, Fixed Term Contract
  • The School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Medieval Environmental History from 12 September 2016.  This position is available for five years and arises following the award of an ERC Advanced Grant to Professor Poul Holm. It forms part of a major expansion in the field of environmental history: a similar post for a specialist in the period after 1800 will also be advertised.
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain a research interest in any aspect of the environmental history of the Middle Ages (c.500-c.1500).
  • The successful applicant, together with other appointments in the area, will be expected to develop a taught Masters course in Environmental History. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach a Broad Curriculum module on environmental history (i.e. a module open to students of all disciplinary backgrounds) and Honours modules reflecting research interests. Contributions to other undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as appropriate, is also expected, as is supervision of appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
  • Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible) together with a cover letter (2x A4 page) that specifically address the application procedure set out above by e-Recruitment:
  • Further information and full application details are available on https://jobs.tcd.ie
  • Applications will only be accepted by e-recruitment.
  • Deadline: 21 Dec. 2015.
  • Any word on this one?

Tufts University (MA) - Mellon Sawyer Seminar CHAT Fellowship in Comparative Global Humanities - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities at Tufts University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, beginning July 1, 2016. The fellow will take a leading role in organizing, administering and participating in a Sawyer Seminar entitled Comparative Global Humanities: Colonialisms, Violence, and Conditions for the Human. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this seminar reconceives humanities and social science knowledge in relation to histories of global relation, contradiction, convergence, and exchange.

We seek a junior scholar whose research investigates the impact and transformation of colonialism, racial capitalism, migration, and violence, in relation to cultural practices and communities. We are interested in work that crosses national and disciplinary boundaries to reconceive the objects, methods, material culture and archives for research. The area of specialization is open and may involve one or more of the following disciplines: anthropology, history, comparative literature, religion, material and visual culture, critical theory, however, the Comparative Global Humanities project is particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar with the ability to think broadly and experimentally across conventional geographic, thematic or temporal norms.

  • The fellow will receive a stipend of $42,265, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have an office at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT). Applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word research description, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically by January 15, 2016 on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/32583. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after June 30, 2012 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016.
  • Invitation to interview over Skype, FaceTime, or telephone received by email (2/16) x2
  • Offer made (3/4)
  • Congrats. Could you provide more info: Discipline/focus? institution/region? Thanks!
  • Form rejection email. (8/4)

Tulane University (USA:LA) - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Postdoctoral Fellow Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2016-2017, two with program administration duties and two with light teaching. Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits.
  • Applications from the social 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.
  • Travel and moving expenses are not supported. 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 in the Commitment to Equity Project, and/or 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 2016. 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 apply.interfolio.com/33298 and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and intended research at CIPR if selected, fit to the program and teaching experience; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; and (6) teaching evaluations if available.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016 until the positions are filled.

Tulane University (LA) - Education Research Alliance for New Orleans Post-Doctoral Researcher - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2016Edit

We are hiring at least two post-doctoral researchers starting in August 2016.

The Tulane University Economics Department and the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans invite applications for two postdoctoral positions in the Economics of Education to begin in fall 2016. The successful candidates will conduct and publish original research related to one or both of the following ongoing projects: (a) randomized trials of financial aid and other college access programs; and (b) the market-based school reforms put in place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

There are two positions:

  1. In partnership with Tulane’s Murphy Institute of Political Economy, we invite applications from candidates who will receive a Ph.D. in economics by fall 2016. In addition to carrying our research on the above topics, the successful candidate will teach one course at the undergraduate level annually and is expected to participate actively in research, seminars and other activities at the Economics Department and the Murphy Institute.
  2. We also invite applications for a research-only position open to candidates receiving degrees in economics, public policy, education, sociology or related fields with an emphasis in quantitative research methods.

Under both positions, one-third of the successful candidates’ time will focus on studies co-authored with other research team members involving the above topics and one-third is available for other research of the candidates’ choosing. The remaining third will involve either teaching or other research-related activities as requested. Both appointments are for two years.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in policies related to school reform and/or college access, broadly defined.
  • Teaching/Research position: Ph.D. in economics by Fall 2016.
  • Research-only position: Ph.D. in economics, public policy, education, sociology or related fields with an emphasis in quantitative research methods.
  • Expertise with STATA preferred.

Application Instructions: To be considered, applicants must submit a curriculum vita, 3 reference letters, and a research paper through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/32598

  • Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2016.
  • Phone interview in December. Told that position was posted early and they'd wait until econ job market got going to start inviting candidates. They may hire up to 4 post-docs.

Tulane University (LA) - Tone Center for Latin American Studies, Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellows in Latin American Studies - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

  • The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications from social scientists, especially working in the areas of political development, economic analysis and policy, social policy, environmental studies, urban studies, and communication/media studies are encouraged. Experience with Community Based Research or Service-Learning instruction a plus. Fellows will be selected following two criteria: (1) intellectual merit and (2) the potential impact that their research, teaching, and experience would have on the strategic advancement of Latin American Studies at Tulane.
  • Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported. The fellowship requires teaching one course per semester, with the Spring Semester course designated as a Service-Learning course. Fellows will also be expected to assume responsibility for leading at least one new Center initiative and/or will participate in mentoring the Center’s undergraduate and graduate students. We are also attempting to launch an MA program in Costa Rica, and so there may be an opportunity for the fellowship to afford a year-long field research opportunity in Costa Rica in exchange for serving as the resident director of this MA program. If any applicant is interested in this possibility, please indicate this in your application cover letter. Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by June 2016 and absolutely must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Preference will be given to those who have not had recent access to Tulane University’s resources and whose research would benefit from such access.
  • Application must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting http://apply.interfolio.com/33620 and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; (6) a detailed proposal for at least one content course or seminar; and (6) teaching evaluations if available.
  • For additional information on the Stone Center and its programs, please visit our website: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu . For more information on the Post-Doctoral Fellowship program, please contact James D. Huck, Jr., Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-865-5164 or jhuck@tulane.edu.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on February 15, 2016, until the position is filled.

Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate in Irish Social and Economic History - Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016Edit

  • ~2.5 year Research Associate (fixed term to April 2019)
  • The postholder will work on a Leverhulme Trust funded comparative research project, examining the relative impact of the Great Irish Famine on the Irish resident population, and the Irish population which emigrated to major British centres of settlement. The postholder will carry out extensive research within Irish archives, and will publish research outcomes based on this comparative analysis.
  • We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs
  • Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016

Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate in British Social and Economic History - Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016Edit

  • <1 year Research Associate (fixed term to April 2017)
  • The postholder will work on a Leverhulme Trust funded comparative research project, examining the relative impact of the Great Irish Famine on the Irish resident population, and the Irish population which emigrated to major British centres of settlement. The postholder’s research and research outputs will focus on the British archival element of the project.
  • We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs
  • Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2016.

Universität Bonn (DEU), Insitut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn sucht für das Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft ab 01.10.2016 befristet für zunächst 3 Jahre eine/n Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (100%)
  • Sie haben: Ihre Promotion im Fach Germanistische Literatur- und /oder Kulturwissenschaft mit mindestens sehr gut abgeschlossen, ein durch fundierte Kenntnisse ausgewiesenes Interesse an den vom Lehrstuhl vertretenen Lehr- und Forschungsgebieten, einen eigenständigen Arbeitsstil
  • Wir bieten: Gelegenheit zur Habilitation, Entgelt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, die Möglichkeit, ein VRS Großkunden-Ticket zu erwerben
  • Chancengleichheit ist Bestandteil unserer Personalpolitik.
  • Interessenten werden gebeten, ihre vollständigen und aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Schilderung des eigenen Forschungsvorhabens auf max. 8 Seiten, Schriftprobe von ca. 20 Seiten), bis zum 01.07.2016 an das Institut für Germanistik, vergleichende Literatur-und Kulturwissenschaft, Herr Prof. Dr. Ingo Stöckmann, Kennziffer 09/16/3.13, Am Hof 1d, 53113 Bonn zu senden. Für nähere Auskunft steht Herr Prof. Dr. Ingo Stöckmann per Email ingo.stoeckmann@uni-bonn.de zur Verfügung.
  • Die Bewerbung kann nur auf schriftlichem Weg erfolgen. E-Mail-Bewerbungen können leider nicht berücksichtigt werden. Bewerbungsunterlagen werden nur dann zurückgesandt, wenn ein adressierter und ausreichend frankierter Rückumschlag beigefügt ist.

Universitetet i Oslo (NOR) - Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN)/ConceptLab Deadline: 30 May 2016Edit

  • 3 year postdoctoral research fellowship
  • A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN)/ConceptLab at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo (UiO). CSMN will host the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship until its 10 year period as a Centre of Excellence ends in 2017. After that, the position will be hosted by the project ConceptLab. The department is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work within the research profiles of CSMN and ConceptLab, and contribute to their respective research environments. Please see the Centre’s and the project’s web pages for a description of the research profiles.
  • The candidate will be expected to have her or his residence and work place in Oslo, to participate in the various workshops and conferences organized by CSMN/ConceptLab, and to be an active member of the respective research teams.
  • There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.
  • The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
  • Requirements
  • A PhD with a specialization in philosophy or another relevant background
  • Good English language skills are required
  • The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the main project
  • 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 and to contribute to the main project
  • the quality of the project description
  • the candidate’s international experience and network
  • good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidate, with high academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in PDF format (Please note that all documents must be in English.):
  • Application letter with an expression of interest and specification of how the project will contribute to CSMN and ConceptLab
  • Writing example (maximum 7000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed
  • List of publications
  • 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
  • Two letters of reference should be sent separately to Jon Anstein Olsen on e-mailj.a.olsen@csmn.uio.no
  • Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.
  • The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype
  • Deadline: 30 May 2016

University of Birmingham (UK) - BRIHC Research Fellows - Deadline: 18 Mar. 2016 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • Two 2-year Research Fellowships for candidates in History, Classics, Archaeology and/or African Studies, to begin Sept 2016
  • The period and topic of study is open, but candidates must clearly show how their proposed scheme of work relates to research currently undertaken within the School of History and Cultures (SHaC) – which includes African Studies, Archaeology, History, and Classics.
  • The appointees are expected to undertake a significant piece of independent research, and to produce research papers, manuscripts, or other outputs. During the Fellowship they are also expected to propose and write, with collaborators if necessary, grant application(s) for future and/or follow-on projects. Further, they will organise a series of research-related activities within the remit of the BRIHC, working with the Institute’s Director or other members of staff within SHaC.
  • Candidates should outline their proposed scheme of work, broadly indicating the general themes, individuals, or research clusters they intend to work with, and give specific indications of their future plans for research in terms of applications, outputs and BRIHC activities (max. 2 pages).
  • The Research Institute is a newly founded umbrella organisation supporting and promoting the research and outreach activities undertaken within the School of History and Cultures. Formed in December 2015, BRIHC encourages and enables research work that crosses traditional boundaries of chronology, geography, and methodology within History and associated disciplines. It coordinates and supports research dissemination to public as well as academic audiences, and provides researchers in SHaC, both students and staff, with career development opportunities. BRIHC Research Fellows play a core role in the Institute’s activities by their organisation of research projects and events around engaging themes, and their intellectually innovative contribution to the life of the School.
  • For further details, please contact Dr Vanessa Heggie, Director, Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Email: v.heggie@bham.ac.uk
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference (51681) in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs
  • NB: Candidates should save their CV, cover letter and 2-page proposal as a single document and upload it when the online form allows them to upload a CV (source).
  • Deadline: 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Any update on this one? Has the shortlisting been completed? --- (4/11): No idea. I also applied and haven't heard anything either. Should be soon though
  • Invitation to interview (4/18)
  • Rejection email (4/25):"BRIHC Research Fellow - 51681. Area of University: School of History and Cultures. Thank you for applying for the above post at the University of Birmingham. We regret to inform you that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful in progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process. Due to the fact that the University is currently receiving high levels of applications we are unable to provide you with any feedback on your application. We hope that this will not prevent you from applying for further opportunities to work with the University of Birmingham. Please click here to see details of our current vacancies. If you have any queries then please contact jobs@contacts.bham.ac.uk."
  • Rejection post-interview (5/6) - candidates have (informally) accepted offers

University of Bradford (UK) - Research Assistant in Urban Sociology and Social History (Public Parks) - Deadline: 2 Dec. 2015Edit

  • 1 year Research Assistantship for a candidate with a background in social and/or urban history or social science.
  • You will work in close collaboration with a small team of researchers, based in Bradford and Leeds, on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘The Future Prospects of Urban Parks: The Life, Times and Social Order of Victorian Public Parks as Places of Social Mixing’.
  • The Principal Investigator (PI) is Dr Anna Barker (University of Bradford) and Co-Investigators (Co-Is) Dr David Churchill and Professor Adam Crawford (University of Leeds). Your principal responsibilities will involve working with the PI and Co-Is to collect and analyse a range of historical and contemporary data on three urban parks in Leeds and as such requires willingness to travel within the region.
  • Applicants must hold either a PhD or have equivalent research experience, and have very good written and oral communication skills. This post requires experience of research using historical documents. Previous experience of conducting and analysing qualitative one-to-one and/or focus group interviews is desirable, and would be an advantage
  • The appointed Research Assistant will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) as this role requires doing research with vulnerable groups. Please include a covering letter with your application.
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2015.
  • Interview date 15 Dec.

University of Bristol (UK) Research Associate: The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema - Deadline: 17 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Dept. of Film and Television, as part of a three-year AHRC-funded research project The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85, directed by Professor Sarah Street, with Dr Keith Johnston as Co-Investigator, to start oct 2016
  • You will work full-time on the project which concentrates on British film history, colour films and their intermedial contexts, carrying out research in libraries and film archives, organising project events and designing the project website. You will also produce papers for publication, conduct interviews with practitioners and produce a video essay.
  • This post represents an excellent opportunity for someone early in an academic career to be an important part of a high-profile project and to gain experience of conducting advanced archival research. Funding duration of appointment: 1 Oct 2016 - 30 September 2019.
  • When applying, please also submit a brief description of your current research interests, and suitability for researching colour and colour cinema as outlined in the research project details provided in the further particulars. Note that there is a second, three-year post-doctoral position for this project, based at the University of East Anglia. Applicants applying for the Bristol post can also apply for the UEA position; note that you need to make separate applications if you apply for both positions.
  • Contact: Prof. Sarah Street, sarah.street@bristol.ac.uk
  • Interview Date: 10 Aug 2016

University of California (CA) - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

Applications for the President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs must be submitted via the online application. The online application for the next award cycle is available each year from September through October. The application deadline is November 1.

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 Riverside Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

More details at 2016-17 Call for applications

  • DEADLINE: November 1, 2015.
  • For those of you who juggle with two or more projects, do you write about only one in the proposal, or mention both? (I ask because I have both the dissertation project and a newer project that is well under way, and I want to do both in the postdoc period.)
  • Is anyone else having trouble with this application? The online portal is not letting me upload any of my pdfs (it doesn't even recognize the file as being in pdf format).
  • Yes. Most files worked, but one didn't (and I make pdfs all the same way). I emailed in my last file and gave them what info they needed that way.
  • Based on last year, people may start hearing back next week (2/3)
  • Offer made  2/8
  • Does anyone know if offers go out all at once and to all the different study areas?
  • Just called the office. The person who has the list of awardees was not in. Another person told me that she believed all the awardees had been notified, but the alternates hadn't. (2/10)
  • Received an email from their office confirming that awardees have all been contacted already.  However, they will be sending out emails for alternate list next week and the Chancellor's fellowship has yet to be awarded. (2/23)
  • I'm in the humanities and received a verbal offer on 2/8, with the written offer following on 2/19. Finalists must accept/decline by March 4, so alternates should know more after that. Hope this helps! 2/25
  • Thank you for providing all of us with this information.
  • When do alternates usually hear back?
  • any news on this or the Chancellor's postdoc?
  • Notified I received a Chancellor's postdoc around 22 March. 
  • Rejection (finally) received through email 4/26

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships - Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2015 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

  • The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 2016-2017 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 2016-17 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 whose primary emphasis is on advancing statistical or econometric theory are not eligible for consideration.
  • For more information, please visit: https://nature.berkeley.edu/academics/ciriacy-wantrup
  • Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application.
  • Additional Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy or a related field by the appointment start date
  • Appointment: The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2016. 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 $58,040 annually. Generous benefits are included: (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs).
  • To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/674656
  • 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 12/7/15. 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.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
  • Deadline: 7 Dec. 2015.
  • Any news?
  • Notified of finalist status. 1/29/16
  • Rejection e-mail 2/23/16

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar to join its Public Theology Program at 100 percent time with an expected start date of July 1, 2016.

Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkeley Public Theology Program brings together a group of scholars from fields across the humanities and social sciences, with specializations in a wide array of religious traditions. Our three-year initiative is dedicated to exploring the place of theology in public life, past and present. Theology is here meant broadly as the constellation of conceptual commitments and modes of inquiry that together enable communities to investigate and understand the world in religious terms. We propose to open this subject up to varied disciplinary approaches. Subjects might include, but are not limited to: theology and the institutions of secular life; theological aspects of politics; theology and law; art, literature, and theological inquiry; theology and social formations, and so on. We will consider applicants from all relevant disciplines whose work promises to advance the research aims of the Berkeley Public Theology Program.

Responsibilities: The postdoc is expected to participate in the Luce initiative, including its annual workshop. The postdoc may also elect to teach a course in a relevant UC Berkeley department. The postdoc also is expected to reside in or near Berkeley in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center and the campus.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): To be considered for this position, applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation for receipt of their Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Additional Required Qualifications (By the start date): The successful applicant must complete all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Appointment: The appointment will be for 100% time for one year.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for the fellowship is $51,250 annually. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs). In addition, postdocs will be provided with an office, access to university libraries, and research funds.

To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/702288

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, a description of the project to be pursued while in residence (1,500 words maximum), and two letters of recommendation. All application documents should be submitted as PDFs.

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.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

  • Review Date: Feb. 1 2016.
  • Please direct questions to: postdoc.bcsr@berkeley.edu
  • Any news on this job? (2/26)
  • [3/1] Nothing on my end. 
  • [3/15] I asked about the timetable and got a very prompt response: the committee is aiming to wind up the search by 1 April. No other details, though, like whether or not they are doing interviews.
  • Thank you for the above!
  • [4/8] The Religious Studies page reports that they emailed rejections to at least some applicants. I've yet to hear anything from them. Anyone else in the same boat?
  • [4/9] an offer has been made and accepted.

University of California - Davis (CA) - Mellon/ACLS Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2016-2018 in Comparative Border Studies supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, especially those of the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but an interdisciplinary orientation in the humanities and/or arts 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 (see http://borderstudies.ucdavis.edu/).

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 (awarded between 2013-2016) and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2016).

The Mellon/ACLS Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year (graduate as well as undergraduate) related to border studies, and serving as co-organizer of conferences, colloquia, and other events as well as participating in dialogues involving faculty and graduate students. Ability to teach graduate seminars in the field of Cultural Studies is a plus. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant.

The Mellon/ACLS Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $57,600, 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/JPF00773.

  • For full consideration applications must be received by January 15, 2016. The position is open until filled.
  • request for additional materials. [1/20]
  • request for additional materials [1/27]
  • Anyone heard anything additional? Have there been interviews, etc? [Feb. 12]
  • I received a request for additional materials in January, and haven't heard anything further [Feb. 15]
  • To others who got materials requests: did they contact your references for letters? I was asked for a writing sample, but they never followed up with the references. Not sure if that means I'm out, or if they just haven't done that.
  • Good question. I don't know. I haven't heard anything since the request for materials. Last year I never received any rejection notice, so I don't think they let candidates know when they've moved on. I've suddenly got a competing offer and will probably just move on from hoping for this one. [Feb. 19]
  • Rejection email received [3/10]
  • Anyone else left hanging w/ additional materials request but no interview/reject? [3/10]
  • Rejection letter confirming that they've selected interviewees (I had add. materials request) [3/13]
  • Never got a rejection. Never got an interview request, either. Just the request for additional materials back in January. (also not sure whether they contacted my references) [3/17]
  • I also have not received a rejection or an interview request after receiving the request for additional materials. I do know that they contacted my references [3/18]
  • rejection email (I had an additional materials request but no interview). the email elaborates that there were over 100 applicants. [4/5] x2

University of California, Irvine (CA) - Digital Pedagogy Postdoctoral Fellowship: UCI Humanities Core - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

The School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, would like to invite applicants to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Pedagogy starting January 2016 for a year with expectation of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will take a leading role in developing and implementing a coordinated approach to digital pedagogy for Humanities Core. This nationally recognized year-long integrated freshman program of lectures, discussions and intensive writing develops critical reading and writing skills while studying challenging texts and relevant issues in the humanities. This position will be funded through a Mellon Foundation grant.

Requirements: A Ph.D. is required in a humanities discipline and should be in hand by December 2015. Seeking candidates with experience with digital platforms and technologies, especially in the area of teaching. Excellent writing and oral communications. Strong interdisciplinary interests, skills and experience. Flexibility, nimbleness, and creativity, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Experience in teaching undergraduates at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong computer skills, including fluency in platforms such as Omeka, Scripto, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video and audio editing software. Familiarity with coding and programming (Java Script/HTML) also desirable. Experience in a digital working environment, such as a library, digital lab, or center. Experience in project management and or in organizing workshops or conferences.

Application Procedure: To be considered for the position applicants will need to upload: Curriculum vitae; Statement of digital pedagogy (maximum 2 pages, double –spaced, 11 font); A 2 page or less letter of application that discusses areas of research and teaching, along with your experience with digital tools and pedagogy. (Be specific in noting the platforms and tools and your level of experience.). If you are selected for an interview you will be asked to provide additional materials including a digital portfolio, if available, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Additional information regarding available position can be obtained by contacting: Kazumo Washizuka, Program Manager, Humanities Core, kwashizu@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

More information about the School Humanities: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/

Link to advertisement: http://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03095

  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open September 2nd, 2015 through October 1st, 2015.

University of California, Irvine (CA) - Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship - Documenting War - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, invites applicants to apply for a one year Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship- Documenting War. The successful candidate will take a leading role “Documenting War,” a John E. Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be affiliated with the Humanities Commons, UCI’s humanities, as well as the appropriate academic department. The Mellon Fellow will participate in all activates associated with the Sawyer Seminar, have limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly work. The successful candidate will have a research agenda on documenting war (broadly defined) in the 20th century in the United States.

Requirements: A recent Ph.D. in a humanities discipline strongly encouraged and in hand by June 2016. Seeking candidates that have evidence of a research agenda concerned with “documenting war”. Excellent writing and analytical skills; experience in writing for different purposes and a diversity of audiences, including but not limited to scholarly audiences. Strong interdisciplinary interests, skills and experience. Flexibility, nimbleness, and creativity, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Organizational skills that can be applied to a project with both academic and practical components.

Application upload at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03096

  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open September 4th, 2015 through December 1st, 2015.
  • More materials requested via email, mid-Dec. x 1
  • offer accepted [posted ~3/2/16]

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - One-Year Postdoctoral Scholar - Non-citizenship Sawyer Seminar - Deadline: 8 Jan. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Chicano Latino Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), invites applications for the position of One-Year Postdoctoral Scholar as a part of Non-citizenship, a year-long Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture under the direction of Professor Catherine S. Ramírez. We welcome applications from scholars in any discipline or field in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who study migration, mobility, and/or (non-)citizenship in any region of the world or period.

The Non-citizenship Sawyer Seminar is a year-long series of events rethinking the categories of citizen and non-citizen, their connections, and their fissures. The seminar’s primary goal will be to foster a dialogue about belonging and rights, to shed light on the historical development of the category of the non-citizen, and to produce knowledge for a world being remade by human mobility.

Applicants should be able to contribute to the Chicano Latino Research Center and units in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Arts Divisions in humanities-based investigations that are observational and/or theoretical in nature. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research, independently or in collaboration with faculty, students, or visiting scholars affiliated with the Chicano Latino Research Center and units with which we collaborate; to participate in seminar activities with faculty, students, and visiting scholars, such as workshops, film screenings, lectures, and colloquia; and to help build a research and teaching tool for scholars, teachers, and other researchers with an interest in migration, mobility, and/or (non-)citizenship, such as a syllabus bank. There are no teaching obligations.

RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar

SALARY: $42,840-$51,615 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences is expected to be completed by July 1, 2016.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017, Ph.D. must be conferred at the time of appointment.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The appointment is for one year. For appointments within the University of California, the total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include (1) a letter of application addressing how the applicant meets the qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-2-page research statement; (4) a 20-30-page writing sample; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation.* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00327 Refer to Position #JPF00327-16T in all correspondence.

  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 08, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything yet?
  • Nada.
  • Invitation to Skype Interview (2.4)
  • [2/17] Call has been reposted. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176218808
  • what does this mean?
  • I had a skype interview and was informed a few days ago that they decided to make an offer to another candidate, so the above news is surprising. (x2)
  • higheredjobs.com will sometimes automatically repost jobs in error. Probably a good idea not to read too much into this, particularly if they've clearly moved into an interview stage... [2/27]

University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK) - Junior Research Fellowhip - Deadline: 29 Oct. 2015 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

  • Four year stipendary Junior Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • This award will be tenable from not later than 1 October 2016 and is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas:
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Architecture; Economics; Geography; History; History of Art; History & Philosophy of Science; Land Economy; Linguistics; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Theology
  • Applications must be submitted online via the Christ’s College website at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 29 October 2015. 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.
  • Note: website states that PhD should be received after 1 Jan. 2015
  • Deadline: 29 Oct. 2015.
  • Has anyone heard back from them about shortlisting? No (09/11)
  • Rejection received by email (Nov.10th) + 2
  • First shortlist/request for writing samples (11/09)

University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK) - Lady Wallis Budge JRF in Egyptology - Deadline: 29 Oct. 2015 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

  • Christ’s College invites applications for a Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research in Egyptology. The Fellowship will be tenable for four years from not later than 1 October 2016 and is not renewable
  • Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience, a research statement and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees, must be submitted to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk to arrive no later than noon on Thursday 29 October 2015.
  • Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference direct to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk by this deadline for the application to be eligible. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for copies of written work and may be invited for interviews, which are expected to be held during the week commencing 22 February 2016. Further details are available at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jobs.
  • Deadline: 29 Oct. 2015.
  • Emailed re: first shortlist, with request for writing sample (11/9/15). Interviews will be held in late Feb for those who make it to the second shortlist. [posted 1/14/16]

University of Cambridge, Churchill College (UK) - Bodossakis Research Fellowship - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015Edit

  • Applications are invited for Bodossakis Research Fellowship in Contemporary Greek History, Comparative Law, and cognate fields. This will normally be tenable for two years from 1 October 2016, in exceptional circumstances, there may be the possibility of renewal for a third year. This Fellowship is open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion.  The function of this Fellowship is as an initial (normally) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of ten Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website from w/c 12 October 2015: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015.

University of Cambridge, Department of History and Philosophy of Science (UK) - Research Associate: Philosophy of Biology - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2016Edit

  • 2 year research post-doc, to begin 1 Oct. 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • The Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, seeks to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate in Philosophy of Biology, to contribute to the multi-centre project 'Putting the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis to the Test', which is contextualizing, clarifying and evaluating recent calls for extensions to the 'Modern Synthesis' in evolutionary biology.
  • These Cambridge-based sub-projects will address historical and philosophical concerns. The early years of the Modern Synthesis have been studied in some detail, and yet its identity and effects are controversial and a series of historical questions about its subsequent development remain open, especially for the 1960s to 1990s. A fuller historical account of the nature and legacy of the Modern Synthesis will deepen our understanding of the diverse reactions to attempts to extend that synthesis. The philosophy of science will contribute by providing a thorough analysis of the general meaning of the 'Extended Synthesis' itself-whether it offers a new set of theories, a change of emphases, or something else altogether-in addition to clarification and evaluation of the some of the key concepts developed by its advocates. These include the concepts of niche-construction, niche inheritance and reciprocal causation.
  • The successful candidate will work full-time on this project, producing at least three research papers over the tenure of their position. They will also be expected to contribute to the project in other ways, including liaising with project workers in other centres, participating in project seminars and workshops, helping to organize workshops, and contributing to the project website. The successful candidate will have the ability to work reliably and efficiently to deadlines and targets. They will be mentored by members of the Cambridge HPS team, which includes Professor Tim Lewens, Dr Nick Hopwood and Dr Marta Halina. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the Cambridge Zoology Department team, led by Professors Rufus Johnstone and Paul Brakefield, as well as with the large international network of researchers involved in this £5.7 million, multi-centre grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
  • Candidates should have: An outstanding record in the philosophy of biology; an excellent knowledge of diverse approaches to evolution, from a philosophical perspective; completed their doctorate by the time of taking up the appointment.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please [Click Here]. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) Cover letter, an up to date curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document 2.) Two samples of original written work in a related area (c. 10,000 words in total) 3.) A description of your research plans and an explanation of how your research will contribute to the project. This should not exceed 1,000 words.
  • Please provide the names and contact details of two referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of shortlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.
  • If you are unable to upload your documents, please email these as attachments to hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname in the email subject line and in the file names.
  • Any further queries regarding this position can be addressed to the Administrator at hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk.
  • Please quote reference JN09273 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy
  • Interview Date: around mid-July 2016

University of Cambridge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science (UK) - Research Associate, History of Biology Deadline: 1 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for a 2-year Research Associate in History of Biology to contribute to the multi-centre project 'Putting the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis to the Test', which is contextualizing, clarifying and evaluating recent calls for extensions to the 'Modern Synthesis' in evolutionary biology.
  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post. They should also have an outstanding record in the history of biology and an excellent knowledge of diverse approaches to evolution from a historical perspective. The position will start on 1 October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and will include an initial 6-month probation period.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10521. 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.
  • Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) Cover letter, an up to date curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document 2.) Two samples of original written work in a related area (c. 10,000 words in total) 3.) A description of your research plans and an explanation of how your research will contribute to the project. This should not exceed 1,000 words.
  • Please provide the names and contact details of two referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of shortlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.
  • If you are unable to upload your documents, please email these as attachments to hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname in the email subject line and in the file names.
  • Any further queries regarding this position can be addressed to the Administrator at hpsjobs@hermes.cam.ac.uk.
  • Please quote reference JN09263 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 1 Jul. 2016
  • Interviews will be held around mid-July 2016.

University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (UK) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

  • three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject; all three Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2016.
  • 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, 2014.  Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • For further details please visit http://resfell.emma.cam.ac.uk/rf_2016/
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 17.00 BST on Thursday 1 October, 2015.  Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.
  • Received their e-mail today saying I was not shortlisted.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Divinity - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 7 Aug. 2015Edit

  • 3 year position
  • The aim of the scheme 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 closing date for the competition is likely to be in early October 2015 for fellowships beginning between 1 September 2016 and 1 January 2017. Further details about the scheme, including eligibility can be found at: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm.
  • The Faculty of Divinity will only be able to support a limited number of applications. Consequently expressions of interest are invited only for areas where the faculty has an existing research interest. These include, but are not limited to, biblical studies, history of Christianity, inter-faith relations, philosophical theology, islamic theology and world Christianities. Further details about the faculty and its research could be found at: www.divinity.cam.ac.uk. In order to be considered it will be necessary to submit an expression of interest by August 7 2015. Expressions of interest should be sent by email to Dr Peter Harland, Administrative Officer at administrator@divinity.cam.ac.uk.
  • Expressions of interest should include the following information:
1 Title, institution and date of PhD (or anticipated date of submission/examination)
2 Proposed mentor within the faculty, and whether that mentor has been approached.
3 Confirmation of eligibility for the BA postdoctoral fellowship
4  Title of proposed post-doctoral research
5  A 1000 word summary of proposed research including planned outputs.

Please quote reference GF06607 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

  • Deadline: 7 Aug. 2015.

University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College (UK) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2015Edit

  • The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from a date to be agreed between 1 July and 1 October 2016. Research Fellows are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge, and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.
  • Candidates should be university graduates or research students who will either be in their final year of doctoral research, or within one year of first submission of their PhD (note: submission and not award of the degree).
  • 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 Arts. The College entertains applications in all academic disciplines.
  • The current stipend of a Research Fellow resident in College who has no other emoluments except College teaching is £20,202 p.a., rising by three annual increments to £22,663 p.a. Assistance with housing is given to non-resident Research Fellows. Reimbursement of certain research expenses totalling up to £1,000 p.a. will also be available.
  • 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.
  • The initial review of applications will be undertaken by Fellows; 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.
  • Full details of our application procedures for 2016 are now available online at http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/jrf_vacancies
  • Applications must be completed by Wednesday 30 September 2015. The election will be held on 15 January 2016 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.
  • Has anyone heard back about this? I'm assuming no news is bad news, this close to the interview date, but with these things you never know.
  • Aren't they supposed to let us know on January 15th?
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? (12/01) Rejection email (12/01) x2

University of Cambridge (UK), Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellowship (Needham Institute & Darwin College) Deadline: 31 Jan. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

  • Fixed Term: October 2016 for 3 years
  • Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship to work on the Comparative Study of any aspect of Science and Civilization in the Ancient World (defined as down to 1000 AD). The successful applicant will be a member of the Needham Research Institute, a Research Fellow of Darwin College, and affiliated to CRASSH (the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities) and will be expected to play a full role in the intellectual life of the Institute, of the College and of CRASSH.
  • Applicants should have completed a PhD by the proposed start date of October 2016; should demonstrate the ability to engage in high-level research in an interdisciplinary context, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career; and should have the ability and aptitude for organising and participating in collaborative research projects.
  • Applications should contain a clear description, in up to 1,000 words, of the research to be carried out during the tenure of the fellowship. This description should state explicitly what research questions will be addressed by the research proposed, what relevant work has already been carried out by the applicant or by other scholars to date, and what source materials will provide the basis for the research.  Short-listed candidates may be asked to supply a writing sample, up to 5000 words, relevant to their proposal.
  • Applicants should also submit a detailed curriculum vitae with full publications list and the names and addresses of two academic referees, who should be asked to write directly to Susan Bennett (Susan.Bennett@nri.cam.ac.uk), by the closing date. 

Please ensure that the subject line of ALL email messages in connection with applications is as follows: Lloyd Dan David Fellowship [name of applicant]. 

  • Applications should be sent by email to the Administrative Manager of the Needham Research Institute, Susan Bennett (Susan.Bennett@nri.cam.ac.uk), and should arrive no later than midnight on Sunday 31st January 2016. 
  • 04/02/2016 writing sample requested.  selected candidates to interview on March 8.  

University of Cambridge - Magdalene College (UK) - Lumley Research Fellowship - Deadline 16 Nov. 2015 - LONGLISTINGEdit

  • Three year research fellowship beginning 1 oct. 2016
  • 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 (2015-16) for a Research Fellow is £21,165 p.a. (subject to annual cost of living award). A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students. A service charge of approximately £800 p.a. will be made if the Fellow is resident in College. If a Fellow is resident outside the College precincts then rent and normal utility bills will be charged.  The net stipend paid to a Research Fellow will take into account any grant or stipend which the Fellow receives from other sources. 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
  • Deadline: noon (local time) 16 Nov. 2015.
  • Anyone having trouble accessing the application site?
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? (12/13)
  • Longlist contacted [posted 1/11]

University of Cambridge - Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (UK) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline 11 Dec. 2015Edit

  • ~2 year postdoctoral research associateship
  • The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work as part of a team led by Professor Nicholas Thomas for his European Research Council project Pacific Presences: Oceanic Art and European Museums. This five-year project, which commenced in 2013, researches collections of Pacific artefacts now housed in institutions across Europe.  The team will document, photograph and interpret collections in France, Russia, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany and, working with indigenous collaborators, will record contemporary responses to historic artefacts and mount exhibitions in the Pacific.
  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in Anthropology, Museum Studies, Art History or a related discipline. Prior experience of working in a museum and preferably of working with collections from the Pacific would be a strong advantage. Candidates should be self-motivated, organised and work effectively as a member of a team. The post-holder will be expected to lead research with one or more of the project's partner institutions, oversee the project's exhibition programme, liaise with other team members and prospective venues around the scheduling and development of exhibits and the organization of linked workshops and seminars. They will also be expected to develop their own research interests within the scope of the project. Strong computer skills are essential.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8617. 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.
  • Informal enquiries about this vacancy may be addressed to the Museum's Director,Professor Nicholas Thomas (njt35@cam.ac.uk). For any queries about the application process please contact the Museum Administrator on wmb24@cam.ac.uk.
  • Please quote reference JU07542 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2015.
  • It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed during week commencing 11 January 2016

University of Cambridge (UK) - Research Associate in Modern East Asian History - Deadline: 31 Aug. 2015Edit

  • Applicants are invited to apply for one fixed-term full-time post (one year) of Research Assistant/Research Associate to the project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965. This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
  • The research assistant/research associate will examine East Asian relations concerning the dissolution of the Japanese empire and war crimes, widely defined. The research assistant/research associate will mainly focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing Japanese and Russian related archives dealing with this topic. He or she will also examine relevant published texts and secondary research in related languages and any appropriate bibliographical references. The research assistant/research associate will be expected to work toward producing his/her own monograph within their contract time and perhaps an additional peer-reviewed article. In addition to his/her own research, the research assistant/research associate will be required to assist in the administration of the project (including various symposia), especially with regard to organizing an international workshop and editing its proceedings. Supervisions in modern Japanese history may be required as well.
  • Requirements: The successful candidate must have been awarded their PhD or be in the final stages of completion of their PhD. A demonstrable commitment to the aims of the project and genuine enthusiasm in such research will also be essential, as will the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on individual initiative. The research assistant/research associate will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of Japanese (having scored level one on the JLPT exam), as well as native level Russian and a native level of English language ability or the IELTS English language proficiency exam equivalent. The applicant’s research must be related to the end of the Japanese empire and early Cold War.
  • Applications must be made online using the University's online application system (requires registration). Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a two to three page research project essay in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
  • Please note that references will be taken up in advance of interviews unless the candidate states otherwise.
  • Quote reference: GU050/GU06775 in any correspondence about this vacancy
  • Closing date: 31st August, 2015. Interviews to take place in September, 2015.

University of Cambridge - St John's College (UK) - Research Fellowship (History of Art) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships in History of Art and related fields 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 typically less than one candidate in 100 is 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 2014. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • For details please see http://research-fellowships.joh.cam.ac.uk/rf
  • Deadline: 17:00 BST 1 Oct. 2015.

University of Cambridge - St John's College (UK) - Research Fellowships (Hist Sci Tech Med) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies and related fields 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 typically less than one candidate in 100 is 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 2014. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • For details please see http://research-fellowships.joh.cam.ac.uk/rf
  • Deadline: 17:00 BST 1 Oct. 2015.

University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall (UK) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015 - LONGLISTINGEdit

  • Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in Economics, HPS (History and Philosophy of Science), Law, Philosophy, PPSIS (Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies) and Theology, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2016. The Fellowship is open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion.  The function of Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to engage in research; Research Fellows are also welcome to undertake supervision teaching, if they wish, within a limit of six hours per week. Research Fellows are not expected to undertake any additional administrative duties within a College, but should attend twice-termly meetings of the College’s Governing Body.
  • The pensionable stipend of post-PhD Research Fellows is currently £21,470 (pre-PhD £19,050).
  • Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of ten  Fellowships is offered across all Colleges in the scheme, of which one is offered at Trinity Hall, but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 12 October 2015: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015.
  • Longlisting (01/12) x3
  • Rejection (01/12). They received 1200+ applications this year.

University of Chicago (IL) - University of Chicago, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights - Post-Doctoral Instructor in Human Rights - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago invites applications for a one-year Post-doctoral Instructor position in 2016-17, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. We seek to attract an outstanding junior scholar whose work in the humanities or social sciences demonstrates excellence and addresses questions of lasting importance for the study of human rights and/or humanitarianism. Applicants must receive their doctoral degree by September 2016 to be considered. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives. Responsibilities include the design and teaching of three courses over three quarters, participation in the activities of the Pozen Center, and advising a small number of BA or MA theses. The salary is $50,000 plus applicable University benefits, a $2,000 research account, and a small relocation allowance. Additionally, the Pozen Center may be able to support a scholarly workshop or small conference convened by the Instructor.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #02860, and upload a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement addressing current and future research plans, teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy that includes a sample syllabi for an undergraduate human rights course, a sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter), and contact information for three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2016; early submission is encouraged. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, or until the application close date of February 15, 2016.
  • 2/9 Skype interview request

University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty as set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement, the University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships (PCEPS).

Number of Scholarships: Three two-year postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded for the term beginning fall 2016.

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, 2016, and must have received their degree no earlier than November 1, 2012. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are ineligible.

Application Process: Please visit the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarship website at http://provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu/

  • Applications will be accepted September 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015.
  • Request for writing sample (1/12, x3)
  • anyone received rejections? do you know if this is rolling or whether they send out all requests at once?
  • Good luck to the person with the writing sample request above. I haven't heard anything either way.
  • Looking at last year's thread, request for additional materials seemed to be done on a rolling basis.  Unsuccessful candidates were notified of their rejection on or by  2/10.
  • Anyone received rejections yet (especially before or after sending written sample)? (2/10)
  • I haven't received anything (positive or negative) yet. (x2) (02/12)
  • Rejection email. (02/15) x4
  • To those that received rejections, did they ask for a sample writing? (02/15); I was not asked for but I have not heard anything.
  • I received a rejection yesterday (02/15) and I was not asked for a writing sample back in January.

University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 2016-2017 (Harper and Schmidt Fellows) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED [SOC SCI] / OFFER ACCEPTED [HUM]Edit

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.

Core courses in the Humanities typically deal with fundamental issues and texts in history, philosophy, and literature. Currently, the Core is organized into seven year-long sequences: Readings in World Literature; Human Being and Citizen; Greek Thought and Literature; Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities; Media Aesthetics; Reading Cultures; and Language and the Human. For a description of these sequences see: https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/page/humanities-course-descriptions

Core courses in the Social Sciences explore, on the basis of significant works, the fundamental concepts and the different modes of inquiry that have defined the social sciences in the modern period. Currently, Fellows teach in four of the year-long sequences into which the Core is organized: Self, Culture and Society; Classics of Social and Political Thought; and Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Social Science Inquiry. For a description of these sequences see: https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/page/social-sciences-course-descriptions

Some Fellows also teach in the History of European Civilization Core sequence. European Civilization is taught on the basis of intensive readings of significant primary source documents. For a description of the sequence see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/history.shtml

The positions are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2016. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.

In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. The annual salary for 2016-17 will be $66,000. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2016.

To apply for these positions, please see our web site at http://fellows.uchicago.edu. The web site will be available to accept applications beginning August 31, 2015.

  • On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Thursday, October 15, 2015. Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Thursday, October 29, 2015. This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.
  • Request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabi, evaluations) x1 [posted 12/11] <---Requests for HUM or SOC SCI?
  • Sorry, humanities. [Thx] Was this a generalized or personalized e-mail? Thanks! <-- Very general. It was addressed "dear applicant."
  • To those who received requests: which core did you apply to?
  • Philosophical perspectives on the humanities/language and the human
  • Has anyone heard anything from the Readings in World Literature core?
  • Kindly post if you've heard from Reading Cultures or Media Aesthetics to put the rest of us out of our misery.
  • Is it true that they still send out requests for more info from the SOC and HUM on different days? (Or even in different months?) 
  • This has been in the practice over the last few years (check past wikis).
  • Request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabi, evaluations) x1 (SOC SCI)!!
  • Does anyone have a general sense of how many people they solicit extra materials from? And then how many are interviewed? Thanks!
  • I was told one opening this year in CSPT and one in PIR (not 100% reliable source), but usually all the sosc sequences hire later than hum so the whole process is delayed. I really doubt that all or even most requests for more materials are out this early.
  • ^Those numbers seem *incredibly* low  - I'm doubtful that just 2 positions are available.
  • No, sorry, I didn't mean those are the *only* positions open, just that within those two sequences, I was told they would hire one person each. I have no idea how many the other sosc sequences are looking for and I don't know anything at all about the hum hiring process. Don't panic!
  • And to those who received Soc Sci requests: which core did you apply to?
  • Additional materials (evaluations/ syllabi/ writing sample) requested 12.11.15 for HUM - Human Being and Citizen/ Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities. Email went awry. They contacted on 12.20.15 to check it had been received.
  • Invitation to interview 01/07/16 (Readings in World Literature core) 
  • All humanities interviews go out at once, yes? Just curious given how early 1/7 is to hear about an interview and also given that we've only got one reported interview here. <- I'm the interview reported above. I have had to give them my availability so they can schedule the visit, and it sounds like they're scheduling them all now, so unfortunatley I would assume all invitations have gone out. However, I cannot confirm this. 
  • Invitation to interview 01/07/16 (Philosophical Pespectives core)
  • Any news from the Social Science folks? (2/10)
  • 2/11 request for materials for Soc Science (Preferred Core listed as Power, Identity, and Resistance, Classics of Social and Political Thought)
    • Request for interview 3/4 (Soc Science , core above)
  • 2/22 Additional materials request Social Science. <-- Which core?
  • 4/25 Offer made and accepted this week for PIR.
  • Any news from HUM folks who interviewed? Have the interviews wrapped up? Speculation on when we'll hear? [2/23] <--- Anything? [3/4]
  • My campus interview was now over a month ago, and I have heard nothing. Past years' data indicate HUM offers should have gone out by now. If anyone has an offer, please update! [3/9]
  • As above, I had a campus interview (HUM). I heard from someone that knows someone at UCh that this year only 3 positions were open, and that offers would be sent out "soon" (this was 3 weeks ago-by now I know I didn't get it). Did anyone close the deal?????? I want closure. [3/15]
  • I interviewed for HUM and still no word. [3/15]
  • I received the formal offer early in the first week of March and have since accepted it (HUM). [3/16]
  • Was told that there were over 900 applicants for what its worth.

University of Chicago (IL) - Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 2016-2018) - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships expecting to start July 1st, 2016. SIFK Postdoctoral Researchers at the rank of Instructor will join a community of leading scholars from across the university to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, to explore how this history shapes our modern world. 

Applicants are required to hold a PhD by the start of their appointment and must demonstrate current research interests tied to SIFK's 2016-18 multidisciplinary approach to the question of Comparing Practices of Knowledge . They will be expected both to conduct individual research and to collaborate with resident graduate students and faculty in investigating approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of this research agenda. The position is non-renewable and brings with it two years of salary at $60,000 per year, benefits, office space, pedagogical training, reimbursement of up to $2,500 for moving expenses, and a research allowance of $2,500 per year.

  • The Application deadline is February 1st, 2016. Please submit your application online at (http://tinyurl.com/zpb8ohu) for posting 02885. The application must include (1) a one-page cover letter explaining how your research relates to the 2016-18 SIFK research theme and listing three examples of undergraduate courses that you would be most interested to teach, (2) an up-to-date c.v., and (3) a writing sample consisting of a chapter, essay, or article, and (4) three letters of recommendation with at least one attesting to the quality of undergraduate teaching. 
  • Any news on this?
  • Does anyone have any updates on this one?? (3/21)
  • Nothing here (3/25)
  • Rejection email saying they have decided on a candidate. (3/28) x2

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015Edit

In 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder joined 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.

APPLY: Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a tenured faculty member other than their PhD dissertation advisor who is willing to serve as their primary mentor.

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2015.
  • I'm confused about these fellowships: are you supposed to contact a faculty member who you don't know, from the host school, and ask them to mentor you? Or does this request generally stem from happening to know someone previously? Thanks for any help. [10/23]
  • It's perfectly reasonable to contact someone who you have never met before with a request to mentor. I haven't looked at the details of this particular post-doc, but many of the applications require the prospective mentor to do little more than agree--sometimes they need to write a letter of support if your application gets to the final stage of review, and in some rare cases they require a letter from the prospective mentor before you can even apply. As long as it's not the latter requirement, professors tend to be fairly open to agreeing to these things, even if they've never met you. In most cases, they won't actually have to do any real work unless you are, in fact, a finalist--in which case you're worth doing a little work for. And it tends to look good both for themselves and their department if they've got a post-doc through one of these systems. [10/24]
  • ^^Great, thank you! [10/25]
  • So I started this process last year, and the inside scoop is that it's a waste of effort unless the department is likely to hire you afterward. The mentor will check with the department's head, and unless there's a gap that makes you likely to be permanent and TT afterward, the endorsement is pretty meaningless. Depressing, possibly, but might save time. Just to be clear though, this is just about this postdoc specifically. << If you don't mind my asking, what did you do this year instead? A different postdoc?
  • ^^ Understood, thanks. I've decided to not apply, mainly because I find the whole nature of asking someone to sponsor you rather strange. So from my understanding, these programs ask for people who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education, but then expects people with these so-called "outsider" statuses within the academy to break through these insider circles and preemptively make the "right" connections. It just seems rather odd, and I too got the sense that some sort of insider connection was necessary for longterm results. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. At the very least, it's sociologically fascinating!
  • Has anyone heard back from them? Any info on timelines would be helpful.
  • I've applied but haven't heard back yet. (02/03) thanks!
  • Received email rejection (2/25)

University College London (UK) - IAS Junior Research Fellowships (4 posts) - Deadline: 1 Jun. 2016Edit

  • The IAS is seeking to appoint four Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) starting on 1 October 2016. Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in one of the subject areas of either the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Social and Historical Science. The post-holders will carry out research and collaborate with academic colleagues in the relevant field, and complete an ambitious but feasible research programme. They will develop and organise specific activities relating to their particular research theme (see job description) with which they are associated. They will also participate and contribute to seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and public engagement activities appropriate to their research topic.
  • These appointments are funded for 12 months each in the first instance.
  • Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent with expert knowledge within their chosen area of research and the ability to contribute to one of the research themes stated in the job description, which should be reflected in the authorship of one or more high quality publications. Candidates should also have the ability to give public presentations, work collaboratively and have previous experience of active involvement in research at a university level.
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. It you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Catherine Stokes at c.stokes@ucl.ac.uk or +44(0)20 7679 3596.
  • Deadline: 1 Jun. 2016

University of Denver (USA:CO) - IRISE Post Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 27 April 2016Edit

The IRISE postdoctoral fellowship will partner across campus to engage research and activities dedicated to justice for immigrant communities. Among possible research objectives, we would be eager to cultivate collaborative research on any of the following: the conditions faced by immigrant workers in Denver and beyond; social and economic justice for local immigrant and heritage communities; patterns of organizing and political resistance among immigrant communities, including alliances across communities of color and working classes; study of immigrant literacy practices and relationships of immigrant communities to education.

The appointment term is September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018; however, the initial term may be renewed for an additional year.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Social Work, Sociology, Media Studies, Journalism, Psychology, Theology, Languages, Rhetoric, or related field.
  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by June 30, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in understanding inequality and political resistance by immigrant communities.
  • Strong methodological training and indication of plans for publication in the related field.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Aaron Schneider (aaron.schneider@ du.edu).

  • Deadline: April 27, 2016.

University of East Anglia (UK) - Senior Research Associate in Early Modern History - Deadline: 28 June 2016Edit

  • Two-year full-time position from October 2016
  • Working on Inner Lives: Emotion, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300-1900 www.innerlivesblog.com
  • This post is a two-year full-time postdoctoral research associateship to participate in a major research project (2015-18) funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The principal investigator is Professor Malcolm Gaskill; the co-investigators are Dr Sophie Page (UCL), covering the medieval period, and Professor Owen Davies (Hertfordshire), covering the modern.
  • The successful applicant would be based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. He/she would assist Prof. Gaskill with his work on witchcraft in the Anglo-American world and the history of emotions, while also furthering his/her own research and publication plans. A doctorate in early modern history is an essential requirement, as is proficiency in using sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscripts and printed sources. Expertise in the history of emotions and/or the history of witchcraft would be especially welcome.
  • The research associate would also be expected to help with the project more widely, including overseeing the website and social media, writing and commissioning blog posts, drawing together ‘inner lives’ methodologies to write an article for publication, helping with a planned exhibition, and organising an international conference in 2018.
  • The research associate will be entitled to funds from the project research budget to cover expenses related to the project and to his/her own work.
  • Deadline: noon 28 Jun. 2016

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) Postdoctoral Research Fellows (TRANSGENE) - TWO POSTS - Deadline 8 June 2016Edit

  • 42-month postdoctoral research position
  • Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required for the ERC-funded project “Medical translation in the history of modern genomics” led by Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho investigating the history of the international initiatives to map and sequence the human, pig and yeast genomes. One post will investigate the yeast genome initiative and the other the mapping and sequencing of the pig genome.
  • Evidence of high quality academic research in the field of History of Science and/or Science and Technology Studies; expertise in archival research methods and socio-historical studies of mid-to-late 20th century biomedicine; and a willingness to work across your own field of expertise are all essential.
  • Further details online
  • Deadline: 5pm local time 8 June 2016

University of Exeter (UK) Associate Research Fellows (2 posts) - Deadline: 3 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Two full time, three-year postdoctoral fellowships are offered from 1st September 2016 until 31st August 2019. Applicants from all humanities and social science fields, engaging with a wide range of approaches, themes and sources are welcome.
  • This major Wellcome Trust funded project will re-examine the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the nineteenth century and reconsiders how modern understandings of sexuality were constructed. From the 1890s, medical doctors argued that a properly scientific understanding of sexuality required input from additional areas of knowledge (e.g. anthropology, biology, history, literature, psychology, sociology). We explore the emergence of a cross-disciplinary 'sexual science' driven by dissatisfaction with exclusively medical approaches. For further information, see http://rethinkingsexology.exeter.ac.uk.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will be required to carry out archival research, work towards the completion of a monograph of international standing (or equivalent), lead the development of a thematic area through hosting workshops/a conference, produce appropriate publications (such as a thematic journal issue or edited volume), and assist with the planning and running of the project’s public engagement and impact work.
  • Applicants are therefore asked to outline a major 3-year research project on an aspect of the history of sexual science, ca. 1890-1940, that speaks to one or more of the aims of the Rethinking Sexology project and submit this as part of their application, along with a cover letter and CV. The proposed research projects must have a historical focus, but we explicitly welcome applications from researchers across disciplines, including but not limited to English and History. Further details can be found in the accompanying job description.
  • Applicants are welcome to contact the principal investigators, Professor Kate Fisher k.fisher@exeter.ac.uk and Dr Jana Funke J.Funke@exeter.ac.uk to discuss their research proposals.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • Deadline: 3 Jul. 2016

University of Freiburg (DEU) - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies - Fellowships for AY 2016-17 - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following: Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2016/17 (Fellowships start: September 1, 2016)

- Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years post-doctoral experience)
- Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)

The FCFP is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. About 25 FCFP fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities and all disciplines. Note, however, that during the 3-year period prior to the application deadline, applicants may not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than a total of 12 months.

Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the Senior scheme and of 12 months in the Junior scheme may be applied for. They will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. Fellowships are awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of high academic quality. The determining selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and of the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to international expertise, leadership skills and interdisciplinary interest are also taken into account during the evaluation of the applications. Application is open to proposals from all disciplines that can be supported at the University of Freiburg.

Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance (Junior: E 13 TV-L, Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, additional regulations apply for applicants with unlimited work contracts at their home institution), mobility allowance and a research cost contribution (theoretical sciences: up to 450 € per month, experimental sciences: up to 1.050 € per month). A mentoring program is put in place for each Junior Fellow in her/his career development.

FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, engineering and medicine. It is the aim of the Institute to support academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers.

The institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries. Special attention is given to fellows who plan to come to Freiburg together with their families.

The FCFP call for applications is co-financed by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – People” (co-funding of regional, national and international programs) and the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided at: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/routes-to-frias/cofund. More information on FRIAS is available at: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.

  • The completed FCFP application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application website for External Senior Fellowships or Junior Fellowships and submitted by September 30, 2015.
  • Notification of short-listing (1/25) x2
  • Offer made (2/11)

University of Herefordshire (UK) - Research Fellowship (History) - Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015Edit

  • 16-month position: "Applications are sought for the position of Research Fellow working on the projects Ritual, Community, and Conflict and Axial-Age Religions and the Z-Curve of Human Egalitarianism. The successful applicant will be based at the University of Hertfordshire under the supervision of Dr. Pieter Francois, Lecturer in Digital History at the School of Humanities."
  • [NB this position may be intended to start late 2015 not 2016]
  • The Ritual, Community, and Conflict project is funded through an ESRC Large Grant and the Axial-Age Religions and the Z-Curve of Human Egalitarianism through a John Templeton Foundation grant. Both projects are part of the larger umbrella project ‘Seshat: Global History Databank’. The Seshat project brings together an international, interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, economists, historians, archaeologists, and evolutionary theorists. This Seshat project tests hypotheses about the evolution of social complexity, warfare, ritual, religion and long-term patterns of social inequality in human history by coding a set of theory-driven variables. This project involves working with historians, archaeologists and other relevant experts to build a large historical database detailing our best current knowledge about the characteristics and functioning of past human societies. In addition to working with Dr. Pieter Francois at the University of Hertfordshire, the successful applicant will also be expected to work closely together with Professor Harvey Whitehouse and his team at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford.
  • The Research Fellow will focus especially on testing hypotheses pertaining to the role of ritual in explaining the evolution of social complexity and on testing hypotheses pertaining to the role religion played in the evolution of egalitarianism during the Axial-Age.
  • The successful applicant will possess the skills appropriate for analyzing data from historical, archaeological and/or ethnographic material (generally secondary sources) using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (including, but not limited to, anthropology, history, sociology, political science, and economics).
  • Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Pieter Francois (p.francois@herts.ac.uk) to discuss the position prior to submitting the formal application. The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.
  • Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bio-Humanities, 2016–18 - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2016Edit

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments commencing Fall 2016.

Bio-Humanities is an emerging field distinguished by its critical and creative appropriation of findings in the biological sciences for the purpose of reimagining and reconfiguring our sense of human being and of the meaning and significance of human undertakings.

Tbe IPRH–Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in Bio-Humanities will spend their two-year terms in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Bio-Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Bio-Humanities, Professor Samantha Frost. The Fellows will participate in a seminar aimed at developing methodologies for bio-humanities research; they will have the opportunity to audit courses in the life sciences at Illinois during the term of their fellowship; and they will work with the research group to develop several bio-humanities undergraduate courses. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term.

This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Bio-Humanities.

Eligibility: Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2013 and no later than July 31, 2016. Only untenured scholars who have not held the title of “assistant professor” are eligible (visiting assistant professors are eligible); lecturers with indefinite appointments that renew (rather than terminate after a fixed term) are ineligible. 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 July 31, 2016, should not apply.

The appointment will begin on August 16, 2016, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date 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 $55,000 annual stipend, a $5,000 research account, a modest moving allowance, and a comprehensive benefits package. (Foreign nationals’ benefits eligibility is contingent upon meeting a “Substantial Presence Test,” as determined by IRS rules.)

  • Applications must be submitted online at https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=935. Applicants will be asked to create a password-protected account, to which they can return multiple times. The application system opens September 1, 2015 (and will not be accessible before then). No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. The application portal closes at midnight U.S. Central Time on November 6, 2015. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted by that time. As IPRH staff will not be available for any trouble-shooting assistance after 5:00 p.m., applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications well prior to the close of business on November 6 (by 4:30 p.m. Central Time). Please be certain that you have reached the final section of the application system and clicked “submit” to complete your application.
  • Rejection email 12/18

University of Illinois-Chicago (IL) - Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship — “Geographies of Justice” - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015Edit

The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship as part of the 2016-2017 Sawyer Seminar, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on “Geographies of Justice: A Scholarly and Public Dialogue Series about the Contested Terrain and Meaning of Freedom in the late 20th and 21st Century World.” The Sawyer Seminar will bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary group of scholars, as well as public intellectuals and community activists, to look at three sites of political and intellectual contestation: apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, Palestine/Israel since 1967, and the U.S. Black Freedom Movement since 1960. The seminar will explore struggles for freedom and justice and consider what scholars, activists, and artists can learn from one another across national borders and other divides. We will organize our inquiry around four axes: 1) Prisons, police, security and violence, 2) Wealth disparity, economics and labor rights, 3) Education, pedagogies, and epistemologies in flux, and 4) Art as protest and as a space for imagining alternatives.

The postdoctoral fellowship is a one-year position with a start date of August 16, 2016. The recipient is expected to be in residence during the time of the fellowship, to actively participate in the seminar, and to contribute in some tangible way, consistent with the fellow’s research interests, to the overall work of the Social Justice Initiative at UIC. Contributions can take many forms and therefore we ask applicants to review the Sawyer Seminar grant proposal and SJI’s website to identify a potential contribution he or she might make. This should be outlined in 1-2 paragraphs in the applicant’s cover letter. Potential contributions include, but are not limited to the following: developing a bibliography or compiling an anthology corresponding with the themes and topics of the seminar, coordinating an exhibition of photos and documents, maintaining a seminar blog, or teaching a course. An abbreviated version of the grant proposal will be available on SJI’s website. http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/sji/sawyer

We seek an outstanding candidate in the social sciences or humanities whose work focuses on at least one of the three sites of contestation and addresses at least one of the four axes of struggle that we will discuss. Applicants in Art, Art History or Museum Studies will be considered if their work intersects significantly with the humanities or social sciences. To be eligible, applicants must have completed a PhD by August 2016 but not before December 1, 2013.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant and diverse global cities. It is a comprehensive public research university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. SJI foregrounds a critically important part of our mission, “…to create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world…” The Principal Investigator for the seminar is Professor Barbara Ransby. Questions about the fellowship can be directed to Emily Williams at emilywil@uic.edu

  • The deadline for applications is December 15, 2015. Applications should include: a cover letter that explains how your work will contribute to the Sawyer Seminar, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (including one from a dissertation advisor), and a writing sample (no more than 30 pages). Send materials to Emily Williams at emilywil@uic.edu. The postdoctoral fellowship will provide a stipend of $55,000.00 along with benefits. The fellowship also provides opportunities for mentoring from UIC faculty, writing in a stimulating environment, and interaction with scholars from UIC as well as Sawyer Seminar participants from across the world.
  • Any news on this one?
  • Nothing here as of 3/8.
  • Email received 3/11 says decisions will be made by 3/18. Parts of the email make it sound like some cuts have already been made, but perhaps I'm reading between the lines too much.
  • 3/18: Any news? I also received an email about the decision being made by the 18th. Is their silence an (in)formal rejection?
  • No news after the 3/11 e-mail here.

University of Leeds (UK) - Research Fellow (the political works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan) Deadline: 29 Apr. 2016Edit

  • Four year research position, to start 1 Jul. 2016
  • You will work on the Leverhulme Trust-funded Project, ‘The Political Work of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’ under the direction of Dr Robert W Jones (Leeds) and Professor Martyn Powell (Aberystwyth). Best remembered today as a dramatist, Sheridan was a Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, mostly for Stafford, where he won seven elections. During that long career, Sheridan was regarded as one of the greatest orators the Commons had yet seen and as a significant opposition voice, not least when Britain’s landed elite came together to denounce, and make war on, the French Revolution. Sheridan’s talents as a speech-maker ensured that newspapers printed lengthy extracts from his speeches, clearly aware that his verbal skills as well as his political acuity made for good copy. Sheridan was therefore prominent not only in the chamber of the House of Commons, but on the pages of the morning and evening papers. He was in consequence among the most notable speakers of his day, a significant opposition voice and a figure through which contemporaries could make sense of the political scene. More darkly, he served as an early spin-doctor, expertly subvening and manipulating editors and journalists. His political work and energies were consequently diverse as well as dynamic.
  • At the centre of the project is the newly commissioned Oxford Edition of The Political Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. You will: help identify and collect speeches and other material; undertake textual collation of printed books, newspapers, and manuscripts in Britain and the USA; help to prepare the text; compile contextual materials for the edition, and assist with the work of editorial checking and correction. In addition, the role will involve managing the project’s website and digital output, liaising with other members of the project team, and organizing the conferences, workshops, and other public events associated with the project.
  • You will have a doctorate in eighteenth-century British Literature or History with experience of working with eighteenth-century books, newspapers, and manuscripts. Knowledge of British and Irish political culture, including parliamentary debates during the period 1780-1816 is essential.
  • Further information about the Project and the Oxford Edition of The Political Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan is available in the attached document.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Robert Jones, tel +44 (0)113 343 4747, email r.w.jones@leeds.ac.uk or to Professor Martyn Powell, tel +44 (0)1970 622 870, email mpp@aber.ac.uk

  • for further information about working at the University of Leeds: www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs
  • Deadline: 29 Apr. 2016

University of Liverpool (UK) 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates (Department of English) - Deadline: 8 Jul 2016Edit

  • We seek to appoint three individuals to work on an ERC-funded ‘Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, c. 1550-1700’ (TIDE) project. Expressions of interest are welcomed from candidates from English Literature, History, or cognate disciplines working on 16th-17th century (1) political and legal history, (2) theology and ethnography, and (3) economic history, trade, and diplomacy respectively. You should have a PhD (or be about to obtain) in a relevant field of research. The posts are available until 31 March 2021.
  • For full details, or to request an application pack, visit www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/
  • Job Ref: R-590938/JAC
  • Deadline: 8 July 2016

University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK) - Economic History Society Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 13 Apr. 2016Edit

  • The Economic History Society funds up to four postdoctoral Fellowships through the Institute, in economic and/or social history (broadly defined). The amount awarded will be £13,590 (affiliated to institutions outside London) or £15,590 (affiliated to London-based institutions).
  • The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree in economic and/or social history, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is the intention of the Economic History Society to promote work of a kind that might be published in the leading refereed academic journals in economic/social history. Fellows will be expected to pursue research in economic and/or social history at an advanced level with a view to publication.
  • 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 competition and how to apply may be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/junior
  • Deadline: 13 Apr. 2016.
  • Rejection via email (06/09)

University of Manchester (UK) - Research Associate 'Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain' - Deadline: 4 May 2016Edit

  • 3 year research post-doc, starting 1 Jun. 2016
  • This three year, full-time position is to work with Duncan Garrow (Reading), Melanie Giles (Manchester) and Neil Wilkin (British Museum) on their new AHRC-funded project ‘Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain’.
  • Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). The ‘Grave Goods’ project seeks to transform current understandings of mortuary practice and material culture in later prehistoric Britain. Its primary aim is to undertake the first long-term, large-scale investigation into grave goods during that period, constructing a database of all grave goods in six geographically and archaeologically varied case study regions around Britain. The project will conduct its analysis at a series of different scales, ranging from macro-scale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. The culmination of our research will be an authoritative and detailed book about objects and death in later prehistoric Britain.
  • In addition to this research, the post will offer you an opportunity to co-organise two major conferences, to work closely with British Museum staff in re-designing key elements of the later prehistory gallery displays and to help construct a variety of schools-focused outreach materials incorporating reconstruction drawings and poetry.
  • Please note that the Manchester-based researcher (who will focus on the Later Bronze Age/Iron Age element of the study) will be working closely with a Reading-based researcher (who will focus on the Neolithic/Earlier Bronze Age). These two posts are being advertised simultaneously; if you would like to be considered for both positions, please respond to both adverts.
  • You will have:
  • A PhD in the Bronze Age/Iron Age archaeology of north-west Europe (or equivalent experience).
  • Detailed knowledge of later prehistoric burial practices and material culture in Britain/Ireland.
  • Database and GIS skills.
  • Experience of gathering and working with Historic Environment Record data.
  • Deadline: 4 May 2016

University of Manchester (UK) - Research Associate (The Dialectics of Modernity) - Deadline: 5 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Duration: 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2017.
  • This post is attached to the AHRC-funded research project The Dialectics of Modernity, coordinated at The University of Manchester by Dr Francesca Billiani. Drawing on a wide-ranging set of modernist journals and artefacts - spanning public building, newsreels, artworks and novels, this research project explores how the Italian Fascist regime’s participation in an aesthetic movement (modernism) and in its transformation into a social phenomenon (modernization) created a distinctive system of the arts, which, in the 1930s, also had a profound influence across the whole of Europe.
  • Your role as a Research Assistant will involve conducting independent research; write academic articles; populate and manage the website/database; support the PI in organising the events; publicise the events organised by the centre through appropriate social media and mailing lists; liaise with the administrative support for booking transport and accommodation for invited speakers attending the scheduled events and write a blog.
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Francesca Billiani, Senior Lecturer in Italian, Francesca.Billiani@manchester.ac.uk, 0161 275 8120
  • General enquiries: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk, Tel: 0161 275 4499
  • Technical support: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk, 01565 818 234
  • Deadline: 5 Jul. 2016

University of Michigan (USA:MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

Fellowship period: September 2016 – May 2017

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracies emerge—and autocracies endure.

Three awards are available in 2016-17. Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to focus on their own research, participate in WCED workshops and events, and present one public lecture during their fellowship year, while in residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Application: Candidates should send the following materials to the Fellowship Committee at wced.postdoc@umich.edu. The applications must include: A cover sheet, available at http://ii.umich.edu/wced. A two-page research plan that outlines the research project and how the fellow will spend his/her time during the fellowship year. Curriculum Vitae. A scholarly writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter, conference paper, or journal article. Two letters of recommendation, submitted directly to wced.postdoc@umich.edu. Please combine the required application materials into one PDF.

We welcome excellent applicants from all disciplines. Fellows must have successfully defended and filed their dissertation before beginning the fellowship. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD after January 1, 2014.

NOTES: 3 openings.

  • Fellowship applications must be received by January 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified in March 2016.
  • Rejection via email 3/7

University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows - Deadline: EXT to 30 Sept. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects four outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. In 2007 the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight. The newly appointed Postdoctoral Fellows join a unique interdisciplinary community composed of their peers as well as the Senior Fellows of the Society, who include many of the University’s leading scholars. Alumni Fellows of the Society have gone on to become distinguished scholars at institutions around the world.

The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2013 and September 1, 2016. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

The application form will be available July 7, 2015: https://societyoffellows.umich.edu/app/. See full guidelines here: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu/the-fellowship/application-guidelines/

  • The application deadline is Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT.

PSA: I just asked Michigan SOF whether they accept letters from dossier services (e.x., Interfolio), and they said they do. 

"Dear ***: Thank you for your message.  We will accept letters from a dossier service.  If the letters are sent as one submission, please make sure there are only two letters.  If they are sent individually, please let the dossier service know that they must come from two different email accounts." 
  • New deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT (Does anyone know why they extended it?) 
  • Rejected via post today. 960 applicants; approximately 300 have moved on to the next round. [posted 12/14] (x2)
  • Also rejected (weirdly) via post. I guess that's where the $30 app fee went :/ [posted 12/16](x2)
  • Those who made it to the next round: did you hear via post or by email? I'm out of town with no access to my mail for another week, so curious if there's still any hope left. Thanks.
  • As far as I can tell from past wikis, you find out if you made it through this cut by not getting a rejection letter in the mail.  So I guess we get to play the "did I make it or did my letter get lost" game for another month or so. :)  It seems like they only notify people who make it to the much smaller semi-finalist round.  (I think last year was 35?) 
  • The letter said they selected 300 (!) semi-finalists, but surely there's an extra zero there...
  • It is actually correct. Last year we were 248 in this second round and 34 in the next one
  • Any word on this?  They usually send out a second round of rejections about this time.
  • No word yet in the Midwest (1/19)
  • No word yet in the Northeast (1/21)
  • No word yet in the Middle East. (1/21)
  • No word yet in the South (1/21)
  • Offer made by phone call (1/22) x 2
  • No word yet in Ontario, Canada (1/22)
  • Are offers usually made all at once? Or, if we haven't received a rejection yet, does that mean we are in a "back up" pool of candidates?
  • I think there are 300 of us who haven't received rejections yet, so that's a pretty big pool.
  • It was implied over the phone that all of the 6 selected candidates were notified on 1/22.
  • It seems strange that a second round of rejections hasn't gone out yet, even if they're reserving a small pool of finalists in case some of the initially-selected candidates decline.
  • Has anyone gotten a rejection letter? I still haven't
  • No rejection in the Rockies... (2/1) ... nor in the Midwest (2/2)
  • Nor in the Northeast (2/2). If I don't get a rejection, I want my money back. Congratulations to the winners (I mean that), but maybe we should all just boycott the crapshoot next year. Except I suppose that would generate a prisoner's dilemma...
  • Offer made by phone call (2/3)
  • Just curious -- did anyone finally get a rejection? I never did. Northeast. 2/20
  • Never heard anything, either (Midwest 2/22)
  • Yes, a huge congrats to the winners! Also waiting for the rejection note here in New England (2/22). Although, tragically my application probably wasn't even reviewed since one of my letter writers missed the deadline! Wish there was a way to get the application fee back.
  • Rejection letter received by mail on March 07, 2016, dated January 20. (Northeast)
  • Emailed rejection that asked permission to forward my application to Tsinghua University in Beijing for consideration in newly created Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows. Email stated that they have finalized all 6 fellows. (2/22) x7
  • Did anyone ask for more information about this new fellowship?
  • Strangely, yesterday (3/7) I received a rejection in the postal mail; the letter was dated 1/20 but the postmark was not until 3/3. Never heard anything about the above Tsinghua fellowship!
  • Finally got an email rejection (10/3)
  • The University has announced the fellows. There are 5 (one deferred for a year). Tough company, as well: two from Yale, two from U Chicago, and one from Berkeley. http://record.umich.edu/articles/new-members-selected-michigan-society-fellows
  • Did anyone hear from Tsinghua University?-->Nothing here. Anyone else?
    • I asked for more info, got none. I haven't heard a peep. Not sure if they'll even telll us when we should expect to hear anything. Extremely vague.
  • More details about the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows are available in this news release: http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/23699-successful-partnership-celebrated-new-one-launched-in-china . It includes details about the fellowship, including teaching load and salary. There will be three fellows, one of whom will be from UM. I don't know if this means that offers have been made.

University of Michigan (MI) - Population Studies Center - NIA and NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2016Edit

The Population Studies Center expects to have openings for postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA) and The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Positions to start on or about September 1, 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) at the starting date.

Applicants for the NIA positions need not have a background in aging research (although it is desirable) but they must propose an aging-related research project as part of their application. Applicants for the NICHD positions should focus on demography, social and behavioral research on reproductive health, and research on population health and productivity at the population level. Research primarily focusing on elderly populations is not within the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) mission. Applicants should indicate for which position(s) they are applying. Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor.

Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment will be for two years. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Screening of applications will continue until positions are filled with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 7, 2016. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page), 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC and examples of written work via email to PSCPostdoctoralRecruitment@umich.edu. Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the above email address. All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's last name in the file name. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Due Jan. 7.
  • Applied for NICHD one, no news yet (2/5) x1

University of Michigan (MI) - Post-doctoral Fellows in Study of China - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

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.

Program requirements: The fellowship appointment begins in September 2016 and concludes in August 2017. 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). While the fellowship does not require teaching, if a teaching opportunity is available, LRCCS will offer an additional teaching stipend.

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.

Candidates are required to apply through Interfolio. The required documents are as follows: (a) cover letter; (b) current CV; (c) research and/or writing plan for the appointment year; (d) recent writing sample; (e) other document (e.g. additional evidence of English proficiency); (f) two letters of reference. The application can be found here (http://apply.interfolio.com/31427). Notifications will be made by April 15, 2016.

  • Application deadline is February 1, 2016 (11:59pm Eastern Time, USA).
  • Any movement on this? Thank you!

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in History/Philosophy of Science - Deadline: 20 Jan. 2016Edit

  • Two positions. Appointments begin August 2016 for one year, and are renewable for a second year.
  • Applications are welcome from scholars working in any area of history and/or philosophy of science, technology and/or medicine, including the human, physical and social sciences. In addition to pursuing their research and participating actively in the intellectual life of the program, the ND HPS Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester, which may be either graduate or undergraduate. ND HPS Postdoctoral Fellows are strongly encouraged to teach a graduate seminar in their area of specialization.
  • The annual stipend is $48,000 in the first year, rising to $50,000 in the second year. In addition to the stipend, the package includes health insurance, $4000 per year of research and conference travel funds, and up to $3000 in relocation expenses. Office space, which may accommodate up to two postdoctoral fellows, will also be provided.
  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by June 30, 2016.
  • Applicants should send the following materials in electronic form only, as PDF files by email attachment, to Tori Davies mailto:(tdavies@nd.edu), with “HPS postdoc” as the subject line. 1. Cover letter giving a brief summary of your primary field of expertise and specific qualifications for the fellowship. 2. Two-page summary of your dissertation, which mus tbe blinded for review. 3. Two-page plan of research to be undertaken during a two-year fellowship period, which must be blinded for review. 4. Writing sample not exceeding 25 pages, which must be blinded for review. 5. One-page proposal for a graduate seminar in your area of research specialization. 6. Full curriculum vitae. 7. Names and affiliations of three referees whom you have asked to write to us directly. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent separately, either electronically or by mail,to arrive by the application deadline.Applicants should confirm that all three letters have in fact arrived. Please note applications which are printed and received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed.
  • Enquiries may be addressed to Katherine Brading mailto:(kbrading@nd.edu), Director, History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program, University of Notre Dame.
  • Deadline (for ALL application material): 20 Jan. 2016.

University of North Carolina - Carolina Population Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 25 Jan. 2016Edit

A key consideration in the selection of postdoctoral fellows is the congruence of research interests between applicant and faculty preceptor. Applicants must contact potential CPC faculty preceptors as soon as possible to arrange sponsorships. Identifying and making arrangements with an appropriate Faculty Fellow can be time consuming. Applicants should consult the list of CPC Faculty Fellows contact potential sponsors to determine their availability and interest. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second (final year) is expected.

Applicants may arrange for their own financial support through outside sources, or request consideration from a limited number of awards available through the Carolina Population Center (CPC). Direct support from current CPC training grants require applicants to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

Required Submission Materials: submitted electronically and as separate attachments.

  1. Cover letter summarizing interest and background in field (lastname_CL.doc).
  2. Most recent curriculum vitae (lastname_CV.doc).
  3. Description of applicant's background in population and related fields (2-4 pages) (lastname_popback.doc).
    1. Courses completed
    2. Research training
    3. Experience
  4. Goals for Postdoctoral Traineeship (lastname_BGP.doc).
    1. Statement of educational/training goals
    2. Courses to be audited
    3. Detailed research proposal for research to be initiated and/or completed during the postdoctoral training period (2-5 pages)
    4. Research and career plans following postdoctoral training (1 page)
  5. Copies of any research publications in population or related areas (no more than 3) (lastname_WS1.doc(pdf); lastname_WS2.doc (pdf); lastname_WS3.doc (pdf)).
  6. A document with the following information (lastname_OTH.doc)
    1. Citizenship/Residency status (to determine eligibility for various sources of funding)
    2. Address, phone number, and email as of spring 2016

In Addition:

  1. Three letters of recommendation sent by the writers directly to Jan Hendrickson-Smith, CPC Associate Director of Training Programs (address listed below; email preferred). DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 25, 2016.
  2. A letter of endorsement for the application and proposed training program by one or more CPC Faculty Fellows who agree to serve as preceptor(s) sent by the writers directly to Jan Hendrickson-Smith, CPC Associate Director of Training Programs (address listed below; email preferred).

E-mail the completed application to Jan Hendrickson-Smith.

FINAL STEP: Complete the UNC-CH Human Resources profile, and submit your CV and cover letter to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/82703. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:

Jan Hendrickson-Smith, Associate Director of Training Programs
Carolina Population Center, UNC-CH
206 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 
phone: (919) 962-6145
Email: jhsmith@unc.edu
  • Applications for CPC postdoctoral traineeships must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 25, 2016. Electronic submission is required

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015Edit

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.

Guidelines: 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 American scholars.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
  • A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
  • Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) – Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.
  • Three references for letters of recommendation

All Materials must be submitted through online application system to be accepted: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/84398

  • 2/23: No news yet from this post doc position. Has anyone heard anything? It seems like in past years, they sent out rejections and offers around 2/18.  

University of Nottingham (UK) - Research Fellow for the Dept. of History - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2016Edit

  • One year research fellowship, 1 Sept 2016 to 30th Aug. 2017.
  • Applications are invited for the above Research Assistant post based at University of Nottingham working with Dr Anna Greenwood on her project ‘Boots and the Colonial World: Imperial Networks and the Business of Empire: 1919-1960’. Focusing on a range of colonial and commonwealth regions (India, Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji), the project will analyse Boots’ negotiation of the colonial market between 1919 and the end of Empire in 1960.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking the first mapping of the international history of Boots, working closely with the archivist team at the Walgreens Boots Alliance archive in Nottingham. Duties will include: archival research, secondary reading, the development of a larger funding bid and the organization of a workshop.
  • Candidates must have a completed doctorate in medical history, colonial history, international history or business history. Some experience of academic event organisation and grant construction would also be desirable.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Greenwood on email; anna.greenwood@nottingham.ac.uk . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 15 Apr. 2016

University of Oregon (OR) - 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015 - VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Oregons English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions.

Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and ethnicity and should hold a PhD in English, Folklore, Media Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2016. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations and/or work in fields of study historically under-represented in the academy and who will enhance the English Department's existing strengths in the study of African American, Native American/Alaskan/Hawai'ian and First Nations, Latino/a, and Asian American Literatures and Cultural Productions. We welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, queer, and intersectional research.

The fellow will be in residence at the University of Oregons English Department during academic years 2016-18. Fellows will teach 3 courses during that 2-year period. These courses will be developed and scheduled in consultation with the associate head of the English Department and cross-listed in Ethnic Studies. The fellow will make a research presentation to the English Department, Ethnic Studies Department, and other interested scholars. Further contributions may include offering a workshop for graduate students in the fellow's field of specialization or participation in student/faculty reading groups during their appointment. The fellow will offer mentorship to graduate students in English and, as a graduate program develops, Ethnic Studies. The fellow will work closely with a designated mentor or mentors who will be a senior faculty in English or Ethnic Studies. The fellows will earn a salary of $45,000 a year plus benefits, $1,000 a year in research funds, $750 a year for conference travel, a campus office, and up to $2,500 for a computer for use during the fellowship period. A budget for moving expenses may also be included in the fellowship package.

  • Applications are due November 30, 2015. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a one-page statement of your research goals and potential campus contributions during the post-doc period, and 3 academic letters of reference. Please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). The fellowship selection committee will conduct interviews via Skype in January 2016. Applicants will be notified Spring 2016.
  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • 11/30 - Anyone else having trouble locating the ad to apply to on both AJO or the univeristy employment page? 
  • Invitation for video interview [2/2]

University of Oxford (UK) - Faculty of English Language and Literature, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture Deadline: noon 18 Aug. 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the team working on the European Research Council funded project, 'Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives'. The post is full-time and will be fixed-term from 1 October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for the remainder of the grant which finishes on 31 January 2019.
  • The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth, and will be expected to produce a monograph relating to the project research, co-edit a conference volume and present research at UK and international conferences.
  • Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (such as history of medicine, or science, or literature) by the time of taking up the post. You should show outstanding academic promise, be willing to assist in the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences, and contribute to the general running of the project.
  • Applications must be submitted online. You will be asked to upload a CV, supporting statement, an outline of a potential book project and a sample of written work. Please ensure all documents are uploaded as PDF files. Candidates should ask two referees to submit reference letters directly to Alyson Slade (using the email address below) by the closing date. Please quote the following vacancy reference number in all correspondence: 124106
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 August 2016. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Monday 19 September 2016.

University of Oxford (UK) JRF in Islamic Art and Architecture Deadline: 21 Mar. 2016Edit

  • Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture. The post will run for three years from October 2016.
  • Wolfson College is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar as a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow working on any aspect of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900. Wolfson has an outstanding Ancient World Cluster whose interests overlap with Islamic art and architecture. Wolfson thus offers a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue research in this field.
  • Main tasks of the post:
    • to undertake research on any aspect of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900.
    • to be based in Oxford
    • to act as College Advisor to a number of Wolfson students, meeting them on arrival and at least once a term thereafter, to offer pastoral advice and support.
    • to participate actively in the academic life of the College, for example by attending lectures and seminars and, where appropriate, by organizing conferences, lectures and seminars.
  • Qualifications and experience required:
    • substantial experience in in the field of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900
    • to hold, or be near completion of, a doctorate in Islamic art and architecture sufficient command of Arabic, Persian or Ottoman Turkish to use primary sources for research
  • To apply for this post and to download the further details and application instructions, please click on the link: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/
  • Applications and references must reach the College by 4pm on Monday 21 March 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016 in the afternoon, and no alternative date will be offered. Enquiries should be addressed to: The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK, Tel: (01865) 274102 email: iaa-stip@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate Stories of Survival: European Visions of the Christian East, ca. 16th - 18th centuries Deadline: 1 Jun 2016Edit

  • 3 year research post-doc
  • ‘Stories of Survival’ is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will investigate the history of Eastern Christianity in the early modern period, ca. 16th - 18th centuries. The team will reconstitute and analyse a ‘lost archive’ of literary, documentary, and printed sources in three continents, ten languages, and dozens of archives to produce a new religious and social history of Eastern Christianity in a global context.
  • We are seeking a Research Associate to join the project team, with a particular focus on ‘European Visions of the Christian East’ as reflected in European-language sources (two other posts, focusing on Arabic and/or Syriac sources, are now being advertised separately).
  • The Research Associate will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.
  • You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline. Experience of public engagement with historical research would be an advantage.
  • This is a full-time post based at Oxford, fixed-term for 3 years, tenable from 1 October 2016 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (john-paul.ghobrial@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, please click on the links below.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123093
  • Deadline: 1 Jun. 2016

University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associates - Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World - Arabic and/or Syriac Materials - TWO posts - Deadline: 1 Jun. 2016Edit

  • two 3 year research post-doc
  • ‘Stories of Survival’ is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will investigate the history of Eastern Christianity in the early modern period, ca. 16th - 18th centuries. The team will reconstitute and analyse a ‘lost archive’ of literary, documentary, and printed sources in three continents, ten languages, and dozens of archives to produce a new religious and social history of Eastern Christianity in a global context.
  • We are seeking two Research Associates to join the project team, focusing on Arabic and/or Syriac sources related to Eastern Christianity (a third post, focusing on European-language sources, is now being advertised separately).
  • The Research Associates will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.
  • You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline. Experience of public engagement with historical research would be an advantage.
  • These are full-time posts based at Oxford, fixed-term for 3 years, tenable from 1 October 2016 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (john-paul.ghobrial@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, please click on the links below.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123092
  • deadline: 1 Jun. 2016

University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate in Cultural History Deadline: 10 June 2016Edit

  • 3 year reasearch associate position, beginning 1 Oct. 2016
  • Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will be the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt.
  • We are seeking a Research Associate to join the project team, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the copperbelt region (a second post, focusing on environmental history, is now being advertised separately).
  • The Research Associate will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.
  • You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline.
  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Miles Larmer (miles.larmer@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123396
  • Deadline: 10 Jun. 2016

University of Oxford (UK), History Faculty - Research Associate in Environmental History Deadline: 10 June 2016Edit

  • 3 year reasearch associate position, beginning 1 Oct. 2016
  • Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will be the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt.
  • We are seeking a Research Associate to join the project team, with a particular focus on the environmental history of the copperbelt region (a second post, focusing on cultural history, is now being advertised separately).
  • The Research Associate will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.
  • You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline.
  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Miles Larmer (miles.larmer@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123397.
  • Deadline: noon 10 Jun. 2016

University of Oxford - History Faculty (UK) Research Associate - The Fiscal Military System 1580 - 1850 Deadline: 25 Jul. 2016Edit

  • ‘The Fiscal Military System 1580 – 1850’ is a unique and exciting new research project based at the History Faculty, University of Oxford. The results will transform our understanding of the emergence of the European states system and its methods of war making; we aim to transcend the limitations in existing conceptual frameworks (notably that of the Fiscal Military State), and to view resource mobilisation from a genuinely transnational perspective.
  • We are seeking a Research Associate to collaborate with the Principal Investigator to devise and undertake an empirical case study to test, refine and develop the conceptual framework and methodology to study the emergence of a ‘fiscal-military system’ in Europe. You will help shape project research priorities, publish and disseminate the findings, and promote the project within and beyond academia.
  • You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent). You will have outstanding communication skills, a capacity for excellent independent research and be capable of working to strict deadlines. Fluency in one or more of the relevant languages is essential.
  • This is a full-time post based at Oxford, fixed term for 1 year, tenable from 1 October 2016. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Peter Wilson (peter.wilson@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the links below.
  • Applications for this post must be made online by 12.00 noon on Monday 25 July 2016.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=124101

University of Oxford (UK), Lincoln College - Lavery-Shuffrey Early Career Fellowship in Roman Art and Archaeology Deadline: 14 June 2016Edit

  • Lincoln College invites applications for a four-year, non-renewable, Early Career Fellowship in Roman Art and Archaeology, available from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2020.
  • This post is intended to provide a career development opportunity for a scholar in the early stages of an academic career.
  • Applicants should have recently obtained, or be about to obtain, a doctorate in some aspect of Roman Art and Archaeology 300 BC to AD 300, and should have some experience of teaching at university level. Preference may be given to candidates with research interests in Roman architecture.
  • The Fellow will be required to provide tutorial teaching or small group teaching for four hours per week, averaged across the three 8-week terms of the academic year, to share with the permanent Fellow in the subject the organisation of College teaching in classical archaeology and ancient history, and to act as advisor to a limited number of graduate students in the subject.
  • Further information about the College can be obtained from www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk
  • Salary and allowances: £28,143 in year 1, rising by annual increments to £30,738 in year 4; full Common Room rights; hospitality credit; access to the College Research and Equipment Funds; membership of the USS pension scheme.
  • Further particulars and the application form may be downloaded from the College website at www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/Lavery-Shuffrey-Early-Career-Fellowship. Applications must be submitted to the College via academic.administrator@lincoln.ox.ac.uk
  • Application forms in alternative formats may be requested from the above email address, or by telephone from + 44 1865 279801, or Fax + 44 1865 279802, the completed forms to be received in College by the same date.
  • Deadline: 1pm BST 14 June 2016

University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK) - Mougins Museum Stipendary JRF in Classical Art and Material Culture (Greek/Roman Art) Deadline: 1 May 2016 - INTERVIEWS STAGEEdit

  • Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one Mougins Museum Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Classical Art and Material Culture. The College's thriving Ancient World Cluster offers an informal hub for academic exchange between disciplines. To build on these strengths, Wolfson College is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar as Mougins Museum Junior Research Fellow, working on any aspect of Greek or Roman art and material culture between around the 6th century BC and 4th century AD.
  • The post is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins in France. It will run for two years from 1 October 2016.
  • Main responsibilities of the post:
  • to conduct research for publication on an area of classical art or material culture related to the collections at the Mougins Museum and the Ashmolean Museum
  • to be based in Oxford
  • to act as College Advisor to a number of Wolfson students, meeting them on arrival and at least once a term thereafter, to offer pastoral advice and support.
  • to participate actively in the academic life of the College, for example by attending lectures and seminars and, where appropriate, by organizing conferences, lectures and seminars.
  • the Fellow is permitted to undertake up to six hours' teaching per week.
  • Qualifications and experience required:
  • significant postgraduate experience in the field of classical art and material culture
  • to hold, or be near completion of, a doctorate in the above field
  • The annual stipend will be from £28,940, plus any general percentage increase in salaries, agreed by the Remuneration Committee, that may come into effect. These Fellowships carry Common Table rights (currently up to £43 a week for own meals in Hall). Fellows are entitled to apply for College accommodation at the College rates. The Fellow is permitted to undertake up to six hours' teaching per week.
  • The full job description and selection criteria should be consulted before submitting an application.
  • To apply for this post and to download the further details and application instructions, please click on the link: www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships
  • Applications and references must reach the College by Sunday 1 May 2016. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 June 2016, and no alternative date will be offered. Enquiries should be addressed to: The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford, OX2 6UD, UK Tel: (01865) 274102 Email: mougins-jrf@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
  • This is a College vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at Wolfson College fellowships page: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships
  • Invitation for finalist interview (5/26)

University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK) - Stipenary JRF in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Deadline: 1 May 2016Edit

  • Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. The post will be for 3 years running from 1 October 2016.
  • Over the past few decades, Tibetan Studies has developed rapidly from a discipline mainly devoted to classical Buddhist literature into a highly diversified field, covering a period from pre-history to the 21st century and comprising various methods and approaches such as textual studies, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, art history, study of religions, and philosophy. The Junior Research Fellowship is meant to reflect this diversity. Wolfson College seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar with a broad background in the history, literature, religious traditions, and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas, preferably combining several of the aspects mentioned above in their work. The person elected will pursue research in this field and make the results available to the public. We are looking for a person who can demonstrate the ability for original research and enjoys engaging with students and colleagues.
  • Main responsibilities of the post:
  • to undertake research and publish on Tibetan and Himalayan cultures
  • to be based in Oxford
  • to support Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, which will include a modest amount of teaching
  • to participate actively in the academic life of the College, for example by attending lectures and seminars and, where appropriate, by organizing conferences, lectures and seminars
  • to act as College Advisor to a number of Wolfson students meeting them on arrival and at least once a term thereafter, to offer pastoral advice and support.
  • Qualifications and experience required:
  • postgraduate experience in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies or a related field
  • to hold a doctorate in a relevant field by commencement of the Fellowship
  • excellent language skills in literary and/or spoken Tibetan
  • The annual stipend will be £23,000, plus any general percentage increase in salaries, agreed by the Remuneration Committee, that may come into effect. These Fellowships carry Common Table rights (currently up to £43 a week for own meals in Hall). Fellows are entitled to apply for College accommodation at the College rates. The Fellow is permitted to undertake up to six hours' teaching per week.
  • The full job description and selection criteria should be consulted before submitting an application.
  • To apply for this post and to download the further details and application instructions, please click on the link: www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships
  • Applications and references must reach the College by 4pm on SUNDAY 24 April 2016. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 June 2016. Interviews can be held by Skype on request.
  • Enquiries should be addressed to: The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford, OX2 6UD UK, Tel: (01865) 274102, Email: ths-jrf@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
  • This is a College vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at the Wolfson College fellowships page: www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships

University of Oxford (UK) - Post-doctoral research associate in Political Theory: Public Life and Religious Diversity - Deadline: 11 May 2016Edit

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Political Theory, to pursue independent research in the field, and to work with the Project Directors, Professor Elizabeth Frazer and Professor Simon Caney on the initial phases of a project entitled “Public Life and Religious Diversity”.

The duties of the Research Associate will include assisting the project directors in the academic and practical organisation of a conference on religion and public life to be held in Oxford in September 2017; to assist with publications in the aftermath of the conference and with the development of plans for the future extension and consolidation of the project in Oxford.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in the field of political theory, will have a track record and independent programme of research of in internationally excellent standard in the field of political theory with a focus on ‘public life and religious diversity’, and will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department.

This post will be full time, and is fixed term for the period of three years, starting in September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be located within the DPIR and will be offered membership of the Harris Manchester College Senior Common Room.

Further duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars below.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 122955.

  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday noon (UK time) 11th May 2016

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Humanities Forum: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2016-2017 - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Penn Humanities Forum is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities on the general theme of Translation. The fellowship is open to untenured junior scholars who have received or will receive their Ph.D. (the only eligible terminal degree) between December 2007 and December 2015. Students who will defend any time after December 2015 are not eligible to apply, and no exceptions will be considered.

Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied fieldse.g., anthropology, history of scienceare eligible, excluding educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research, and must be in residence during the fellowship year: September 1 - May 31. Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Any emailed submissions, including c.v's and questions about whether a proposed topic is viable, will not be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions.

  • Full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and the Translation topic description are available on the Forum's website: http://www.phf.upenn.edu.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2015.
  • Does anyone know if there's a way to check and make sure that dossier letters arrived as promised?
  • Has anyone figured out how to upload letters from interfolio? the instructions here on the phf website (http://www.phf.upenn.edu/andrew-w-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships) refer to a "custom upload" button on interfolio's main page, but i haven't been able to find it. And the phf uplaod form requires that the letter be attached as a PDF. Anyone have ideas?
  • I fear I'm too late to help you for this application, but in case you come up against this again in the future: When you go into your dossier, click "Start a New Delivery," and then type "Custom Upload" into the destination box.  You'll get the usual automated email from Interfolio- reply to that with (only) the link to the site where the letters must be uploaded.  Then someone on their end will log in and upload the letters to the site for you.  When I did it, it only took about 3 hours between when I submitted the request and when they confirmed that they had uploaded my letters.
  • Rejection by email 12/17/15 x2
  • Offer made 12/16/15

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) - Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017 - “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race” - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2016-2017 theme, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race.” The DCC Fellow will teach one undergraduate seminar. $53,800 stipend and health insurance.

Although the privileges and protections provided by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship. In its 2016-17 theme year, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge. In the U.S., women and men of color confront police violence, high rates of incarceration, and attempts to roll back voting rights, while women of all backgrounds contend with the persistence of sexual violence, labor exploitation, and family disintegration. And while 2015 saw great strides in LGBTQ rights with the achievement of marriage equality and growing public awareness of trans women and men, there is ongoing resistance to these developments. Globally, anti-gay legislation and violence, state repression, ethnic conflict, and human trafficking for sex and forced labor have all affected the meaning, status and enactment of citizenship, as well as the strategies individuals and communities have publicly mobilized for the recognition of their personhood.

QUALIFICATIONS: International scholars are welcome. Applicants should have received the PhD no earlier than May 2011 but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 30, 2016. 

  • Closes: Feb 15 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5 hours)
  • Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/33359
  • anyone heard back from this?
  • Nothing here (3/9/2016) (x2)
  • Called today and the person I spoke with said they were meeting to select a finalist next week (3/22)
  • rejected via email 3/30/16 (x3)- nearly 120 applicants

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Global Innovations Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship program, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Global Innovations Institute is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House will connect Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.

Applications are welcomed from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2016. We hope to bring 3-4 postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary outreach and who work on policy relevant topics. Moreover, we are particularly interested in applicants studying important global issues in the following thematic areas, which are a priority for Perry World House:

Evolving Global Dynamics: Conflict, Cooperation, Culture, and Technology
Urbanization, Migration, and Demography
Religion, Politics, and Society

Postdoctoral fellows at the Global Innovations Institute will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of the Global Innovations Institute and Perry World House. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year and attend regularly scheduled seminars. The position pays a stipend of $47,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. Perry World House will also introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Pennsylvania is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse community at Penn (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to our email address, postdoc@pwh.upenn.edu, or to our mailing address: University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House, 1 College Hall, Suite 122, Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date.
  • Offer made (3/2)
  • Has anyone else heard back? They were supposed to hire 3-4 fellows. Congrats on the offer, would you mind telling what field/discipline you're in?
  • 4 fellows have been selected and accepted for the 2016-17 academic year. 

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016–2017 - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies: ‘Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought' - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

Over the course of their history, Jews have championed a range of ideological views and operated within a variety of political contexts. These experiences have generated a rich body of political thought, but there is an ongoing need to advance such thought in light of new developments in political theory and a changing world beyond academia. One way forward is to continue to stretch the boundaries of Jewish political thought in ways that intersect with the study of law, religion, history, literature, and other subjects, or that approach the subject in a comparative framework.

During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand the study of Jewish political thought. The Center seeks applications from scholars working in fields from ancient to contemporary, welcoming projects that enlist philosophy and theory to unsettle regnant paradigms of power and statehood, that draw on archival research to challenge established understandings of Jewish political history, or that make use of other less expected sources for political thought. Research themes may include but are not limited to:

Intersections with Religion and Culture. Recent years have seen a revived interest in the subject of political theology. How does Jewish political thought address the entanglement between religion and politics? Can and should political debates inform the development of Jewish theology, and can Jewish theology provide conceptual resources with which to tackle political problems?
Comparative Study. How do categories and concepts from general political theory inform Jewish traditions of authority and membership? And what, conversely, can Jewish thought contribute to wider debates about topics such as sovereignty, allegiance, and citizenship?
Law as Politics. Relevant projects could raise questions that span law and politics such as those concerning governance, jurisdiction, and Halakhah. They may investigate the politics of those who develop Jewish legal traditions or explore the relationship between those traditions and their political contexts.
Finding the Political in the Local and the Everyday. General political theory has identified political logics and structures not only in the state but also in a range of more local contexts, including family, city, school, and congregation. What insights emerge from applying this theoretical approach to Jewish life?

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 $60,000 for the academic year. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2016.

Applications are available on our website: http://katz.sas.upenn.edu

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2015.
  • Rejection via email 2/2. Email said that grad students (read: ABD) are only awarded in 'a very exceptional way'; none got it this year.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Price Lab for Digital Humanities - Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015Edit

The Price Lab invites applications for the 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. One award is available to an untenured scholar in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2007 and December 2015. The DH Fellow is required to spend the nine-month academic year (September 2016 – May 2017) in residence at Penn.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.

The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue his or her own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out next spring with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)

The Mellon DH Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $55,000 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents). Applicants from outside the US must be eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status); no exceptions will be made, and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.

Applications are accepted via secure webform only. Requires three letters of recommendation, an application form, and a CV.

  • Full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and details on the Price Lab website: pricelab.sas.upenn.edu
  • Application deadline: 30 October 2015.
  • Any news for this one?
  • Rejection via email (26/1)

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Humanities - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

DESCRIPTION: The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities for the academic year 2016-2017. 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. For more information visit our webpage.

BENEFITS: Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45,000, a $3,500 annual research/travel allowance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance.  Fellows may apply for an additional one-year renewal.  The University provides a relatively comprehensive package of fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance, eligibility to participate in the University’s tuition scholarships program, and a retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match. Domestic partner benefits are available for same or opposite sex partners. Fellows have access to additional benefits which currently include: University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.

  • APPLICATIONS: We invite applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by June 1, 2016.  Individuals who graduated before September 1, 2014 are ineligible. Any offer of employment is contingent upon having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment, and acquiring all proper visas (for international fellows). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016.  Letters of recommendation must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 19, 2016.  No exceptions to deadlines are granted. Find more information about the application process here.
  • Click here to apply for the Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • rejection received (3/14) (x6 out of "nearly 400")
  • Did anyone recieve an offer? Of, neither a rejection nor an offer?
    • Neither rejection nor offer as of 3/14 (x2)
    • Offer made and accepted.
  • Did anyone else never receive a rejection (4/4)
    • Yep, still nothing here (4/4)
  • No rejection here either. My advisor told me I was a finalist a month ago. The committee was down to 4 people for 2 remaining slots when I checked in 2 weeks ago (4/4)
  • Rejection via email (4/8). One of twelve finalists.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - UCIS Postdoctoral Fellows in Russian & East European Studies - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2015 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities, and one in the social sciences and professional disciplines—to begin in September 2016 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records.

The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian & East European Studies are for two years, renewable for an additional (third) year. Fellows will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of UCIS and REES, as well as the department or professional school with which they are affiliated.

Each of the UCIS/REES Fellows will teach one course in the first year, two in the second year, and two in the third year if the fellowship is extended. The specific courses to be taught will be determined according to fellows’ interests and the needs of their departments and REES. However, it is anticipated that each fellow will co-teach the interdisciplinary REES capstone course, through which undergraduate students undertake a major research project as part of the REES certificate program requirements, at least once during the fellowship period. Fellows will also be expected to support the Center’s annual graduate and undergraduate student conferences and other Center outreach activities.

The annual stipend will be $40,000, plus benefits. The UCIS/REES Fellows are eligible to apply for REES Faculty Small Grants, up to $3,000 annually, to support their research agenda.

Eligibility: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional disciplines who have received the PhD or final professional degree from a university other than the University of Pittsburgh no earlier than December 2013. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from their department chair or advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. The fellowship may not begin before the candidate has actually received the PhD or equivalent final degree in a professional discipline. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose application is supported by an agreement from a current University of Pittsburgh faculty member to serve as mentor for the candidate during the period of the fellowship.

  • Apply by December 31, 2015 online at submittable (http://www.ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448).
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one or know when they usually make a decision? I tried looking at previously wikis but this one doesn't seem to be listed. (2/20)
  • They are interviewing selected candidates this week (3/2)

University of Reading (UK) - Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – Neolithic/Bronze Age Britain - Deadline: 3 Apr. 2016Edit

  • This three year post-doctoral position is to work with Duncan Garrow (Reading), Melanie Giles (Manchester) and Neil Wilkin (British Museum) on their new AHRC-funded project ‘Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain’.
  • Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). The ‘Grave Goods’ project seeks to transform current understandings of mortuary practice and material culture in later prehistoric Britain. Its primary aim is to undertake the first long-term, large-scale investigation into grave goods during that period, constructing a database of all grave goods in six geographically and archaeologically varied case study regions around Britain. The project will conduct its analysis at a series of different scales, ranging from macro-scale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. The culmination of our research will be an authoritative and detailed book about objects and death in later prehistoric Britain.
  • In addition to this research, the post will offer successful candidates an opportunity to co-organise two major conferences, to work closely with British Museum staff in re-designing key elements of the later prehistory gallery displays and to help construct a variety of schools-focused outreach materials incorporating reconstruction drawings and poetry.
  • Please note that the Reading-based researcher (who will focus on the Neolithic/Earlier Bronze Age element of the study) will be working closely with a Manchester-based researcher (who will focus on the Later Bronze Age/Iron Age). These two posts are being advertised simultaneously; if you would like to be considered for both positions, please respond to both adverts.
  • You will have: A PhD in the Neolithic/Bronze Age archaeology of north-west Europe (or equivalent experience); Detailed knowledge of later prehistoric burial practices and material culture in Britain/Ireland; Database and GIS skills; Experience of gathering and working with Historic Environment Record data.
  • To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)
  • Deadline: 3 Apr. 2016

University of Richmond (VA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities - Deadline: 22 Feb. 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Richmond invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities, to begin August 1, 2016. The fellowship is open to anyone with a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline or interdisciplinary field. We are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in community-based projects and/or digital projects. The post-doctoral fellow will teach three courses per year related to her/his interests and pursue her/his own research in a related humanities anchor department. In 2015-16, the postdoctoral fellow will also join an interdisciplinary seminar of UR faculty examining the theme of "practice” in the humanities. The fellow will be appointed to a home department but may also have an opportunity for affiliation with UR’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and/or its Digital Scholarship Lab.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond blends the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with exceptional academic research and cultural resources usually found only at large institutions. In 2014, Frommer’s travel guide named Richmond a top world-wide travel destination, citing Richmond’s historic sites, world-class food scene, and James River, which offers Class III and IV white-water rapids right in the heart of the city. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, Richmond is home to Fortune 500 companies, the state capitol, and an innovative antipoverty initiative. Within two hours of the Richmond metropolitan area is Washington, D.C. to the north, the Shenandoah Valley to the west, and Atlantic Ocean beaches to the east. The University’s location allows for extraordinary teaching and research opportunities in city neighborhoods, schools, museums and theaters.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants will be asked to electronically submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses their teaching, scholarly, and public humanities experience. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of two references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to this web site. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Nicole Sackley, (nsackley@richmond.edu), Department of History, University of Richmond, VA 23173.

  • Review of applicants will begin February 22, 2016.
  • Request for interview and writing sample 2/25
  • Phone interview conducted 2/29

University of Rochester (NY) - Humanities Center Spring 2016 Post-doctoral or Junior Faculty Fellowships - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2015Edit

The University of Rochester Humanities Center invites applications for its inaugural external fellowships, which will be awarded to two scholars at the postdoctoral or junior faculty level. Applicants may be in any field of humanistic study, including anthropology, art and art history, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy, or religion.

Fellows will participate in the bi-weekly Humanities Center seminar and in the Center’s other workshops, conferences, and programs. They are expected to be in residence in Rochester and to play an active role in the Center’s community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Fellows will present the results of their research at least once during their tenure at the Center.

The fellowship period is January 13 to April 27, 2016.

  • The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015. Application info: http://www.rochester.edu/college/humanities/fellowships/index.html
    • Any word on when this will be decided? I assume since it starts in January, they'll have to let finalists know soon.
    • No idea, but my guess is that we'll know by early November. Anything later would really be pushing it. 
    • My sense from the email acknowledging receipt of application materials was that they may have been overwhelmed with applicant #s.
    • When did you get the acknowledgement?  I'm not sure I received one and I'm worried now.
      • I didn't get an acknowledgement either. (10/29)
    • Mine was simply a reply email that said "thanks." I wouldn't be worried about not getting one of those.
      • Same. Received email from Prof. Joan Rubin saying "Thank You" on Oct 1. Nothing formal.
    • FYI: I emailed for an update today 11/13 and got a kind rejection email stating they received 225 applications. 
    • Thank you for information and I am sorry to hear about the rejection. In the email did they mention whether or not fellows and/or or finalists have been notified? 225?! sheesh...
      • To the above: no other information re:selection process, timeline, finalists, etc. was included in the email rejection I received last Friday.
    • emailed today (11/16) and got form rejection response. I recommend thay anyone curious about their application status to send an email to Prof. Rubin. She was quite prompt in her reply.
    • Received kind rejection email (11/18).

University of Sheffield (UK) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellow - Deadline: 18 Dec. 2015Edit

  • Fixed-term with a start date between 1 September 2016 and 1 May 2017 for a period of 36 months.
  • Candidates are welcome to submit applications to hold this post in any of the schools or departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield comprises four departments and two schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures. We critically reflect on all aspects of human society and culture (past, present, and future) and on the process of reflection itself. We investigate cultures and languages near and far, their ideas, texts, artefacts and landscapes. We aim to create the cultural capital of the future. Working individually and collaboratively, we continually develop innovative methods of enquiry within and across disciplines. Our openness to enquiry and independence in asking and answering questions, enables further understanding, allows us to work creatively and enhances our disciplines.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has committed to submitting up to five excellent quality applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in 2016. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a track record of the highest calibre research, but who have not yet held an established academic appointment. Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. Appointments are dependent on the successful award of the Leverhulme Fellowship.
  • Leverhulme Fellows will undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure and conduct a programme of high quality research in line with the Leverhulme project proposal.
  • The ideal candidate will, by 1 September 2016, have a PhD in a relevant subject area, and have a track record of publication commensurate with their career stage. Those registered for a doctorate may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis by the closing date of 4pm on 10 March 2016. Those who had their viva before 10 March 2011 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break. Applicants must either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of application must hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship). Candidates must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institutio
  • For further information about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship process please click here
  • Deadline: 18 Dec. 2015.

University of South Florida (FL) - "Global Change in a Dynamic World” - Renewable Postdoctoral Scholarships for 2016-17 - Deadline: 9 Dec. 2015 - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

Renewable Postdoctoral Scholarships for 2016-17 beginning August 7. Teaching 1-1. Salary $40,000. Doctoral degree 2013 or later. Candidates who defend dissertations by June 1, 2016 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.

  • - Any news? (1/28)
  • -Anyone hear anything yet?! (2/5)
  • Nothing yet.  Looking at last year's page, it seems they will respond if you ask them about the process.  I was thinking of checking on my application on Monday.  (2/7)
  • Did you get a reply to your direct inquiry?! (2/9)
  • No response from the post-doc e-mail so I followed up by e-mailing the graduate school liason and I heard nothing from them either.  You might want to take the lead and call them next week.  I don't want to pester them more than twice.  (2/12)
  • Called, sounds like the decisions are a couple of weeks out. Also, importantly, they said most likely there will only be one position offered this year, as last year they gave out 7. (2/15)
  • Someone e-mailed me early today about it as well.  At least we'll know soon, but the application website said they would offer at least 4.  Maybe it's no more than one per department, but that's just speculation in hopes of a positive interpretation for the discrepancy between what they told you and what's on the application site.
  • One award was offered (not to me). I called today. Said it would be at least one maybe two weeks until there was any notification as to status. Last year some were offered as late as June. Website was wrong about the 4 positions. (2/25)
  • Rejection via email (3/21)
  • did the email say that USF will notify you if a current fellow decides not to renew their postdoctoral fellowship for a second year?
  • Rejection email: "Thank you for applying for the USF Provost’s Postdoctoral Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2016-17.  We have filled all of our available positions for this year.  There is a small possibility that one or more current postdocs will not renew next year in which case we may notify you via email if you were one of our finalists;  however, at this time, we expect no further availabilities.  The best of luck in your job search."

University of Southampton (UK) - TWO Research Fellows - Philosophy - Deadline: 29 July 2016Edit

  • 2 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy, University of Southampton
  • Applications are invited for two fixed term (3 years, 7 months) post-doctoral research fellowships in association with Dr Elselijn Kingma’s ERC-funded research project ‘Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy’. [Hyperlink: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/research/projects/bump.page]
  • The post-holders will be expected to devote the majority of their time to the research project, and teach one course per year.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent research skills; an enthusiastic and collaborative personality; and the ability to carry out a programme of research that falls within the scope of the proposed research project. There is a defeasible preference for candidates with an AOS in metaphysics and/or philosophy of biology/the life-sciences and/or feminist philosophy, but any candidate who can make a case for their background and/or envisioned research contributing to the research project will be given full consideration, and is warmly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in a relevant subject area by the date of appointment, or at least will have submitted their thesis. It is hoped that the candidate will be able to take up the post on the 26th of September 2016, but this is negotiable.
  • For enquiries, please contact Elselijn Kingma (e.m.kingma@soton.ac.uk)
  • Application procedure: Applicants are advised to closely read the short and long versions of the present project proposal, available at the bottom of the research project page. http://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/research/projects/bump.page
  • As part of their application, applicants will be expected to upload

(1) a CV; (2) a list of publications; (3) the contact details of two referees, who will be contacted at the shortlisting stage.

  • You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 752416F4 on all correspondence.
  • The closing date for applications is 29th July 2016.

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Deadline: 29 Jan 2016Edit

  • The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities. The annual salary is $64,929 with access to $5000 in funds annually to support the digitization of new materials
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture and Scalar. Fellows will be affiliated with one of the humanities centers or institutes at USC, including, but 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 evidence. Each fellow will teach three courses over two academic years.
  • The fellowship is open to candidates with a PhD received between August 2013 and August 2016. To apply, please go to http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/58310 and submit a cover letter/ research statement, c.v., dissertation abstract, a writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. ...Inquiries should be directed to digitalhumanities@dornsife.usc.edu
  • Deadline: 29 January 2016
  • Anyone hear anything from this one? Any idea of a timeline?

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2015Edit

Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities is a key element in USCs distinctive contribution to scholarship and academic excellence in the realm of the humanities. Provosts Postdoctoral Scholars will play a pivotal part in fostering the strengths of the humanities at USC, and they will link the expertise of USC faculty and doctoral students with the knowledge and insights gained from their own research and scholarship.

These appointments are for two years, and begin in August of the academic year to which candidates are appointed. Provosts scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the host department and the university through seminars and other scholarly activities.

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.

  • For this one, does anyone know what the expectation for the cover letter is, as opposed to the research statement? Is the cover letter just supposed to briefly explain why you want to be affiliated with X department, and nothing more?
  • To the above: http://theprofessorisin.com/2013/05/28/the-postdoc-app-how-its-different-and-why/
  • Does anyone have a sense of whether they inform finalists before the official notification date in February? The application materials made it seem this was not the case, but previous years on the wiki describe finalist notifiications in mid-January. [1/19]
  • any updates? 
  • [Feb 7] nothing here. if I had to guess, we won't hear anything at this point until the final notification date on Feb. 19.
  • ANY UPDATES? and why is Feb 19th thr final notification date?
  • The confirmation email they sent after receving a complete application said "Recipients of the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholars award will be notified on February 19, 2016."
  • Today's the day! Good luck, everyone.
  • I heard successful applicants were notified before Feb. 19. Perhaps those people can confirm?
  • I was informed via email that selected candidates have already beeen contacted
  • ^ weird. I haven't heard anything, one way or the other. Poster, did you inquire or did they send you a rejection? 
  • I haven't heard anything either, but the above wouldn't surprise me (considering that's what happens with most postdocs).
  • To answer above: I contacted the postdoc office in regards to a separate question, but in their response they included the fact that they had already contacted those selected. I haven't gotten a formal rejection yet, so I would have still been wondering if not for that correspondence. Very nice and prompt response though! 
  • Thank you for clarifying! They haven't sent rejections in years past, either. So cheers to the recipients. (and heck, I also raise my glass for the rest of us). [Feb. 19]

University of Southern California (CA) - Sol Price Center for Social Innovation Postdoctoral Scholar (Research Associate) - Deadline: Not StatedEdit

The Sol Price Center for Social Innovation is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in social innovation. The fellowship allows scholars to contribute to the literature in social innovation and social policy, sharpen their analytical skills, and advance their research agendas in the field through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers.

The postdoctoral scholar will help design a common data platform for powering social change in Southern California, evaluate innovative efforts, and develop grant proposals for external funding. The applicant should have strong empirical skills and training in program evaluation. We are looking for scholars from relevant disciplines such as economics, public policy, health policy, statistics, medicine, or other quantitative social science disciplines; experience working with large data sets (e.g., American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey); strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines.

The Price Center develops ideas, practices, and leaders to enhance the quality of life for people in low-income, urban communities. The center focuses primarily on comprehensive community change, however, we consider social innovation in this context broadly, including e¬fforts resulting in dramatic sectoral (e.g. public safety, health, and education) changes that represent footholds to further progress.

Situated in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the mission of the school is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society.

The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and Development; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.

USC is one of the world’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $41 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and other benefits for a 12-month fixed term which may be renewed up to a maximum of two years.

University of Southern California (CA) - Visual Studies Research Institute - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual History - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a one-­‐year Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship on the topic “Visual History: The Past in Images.” The annual salary is $65,000. The fellow will be affiliated with the Visual Studies Research Institute (VSRI, http://dornsife.usc.edu/vsri).

The successful candidate will take a leading role in a year-­‐long John E. Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on “Visual History: The Past in Images.” The seminar will be hosted by the VSRI and directed by Professors Vanessa Schwartz and Daniela Bleichmar. The Mellon Fellow will participate in all scholarly activities associated with the Sawyer Seminar, which will include workshops and lectures; will help organize a graduate class team-­‐taught by the seminar directors in Spring 2017 (with minimal teaching duties of their own); and will advance their own research agenda while contributing to the seminar’s scholarly output through a public lecture and participation in a publication project. The fellow will be mentored by the seminar organizers and additional members of the USC faculty if appropriate depending on specialization.

Applicants may work in any period, medium, discipline, or geographical region. They should demonstrate a research agenda that examines the role of visual materials and/or practices in creating knowledge about the past. Their work may address such topics as the depiction of historical narratives, practices or cases of pictorial reporting, visualizations of the past, the role of visual archives in the production of history, or methodologies of visual history, among others. This research should engage deeply with visual sources and examine the visual representation of the past, and may involve not only writing about images but also writing “in” images in some capacity. The successful candidate will have excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills and strong interdisciplinary interests.

Candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2012 and must have degree in hand by July 1, 2016. To apply, please go to http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/58153 and submit: (1) a cover letter that includes a summary of the dissertation, addresses the candidate’s interdisciplinarity, and discusses how the candidate’s research aligns with the seminar’s theme of “Visual History;” (2) a CV; (3) two writing samples, at least one of which should be a dissertation chapter; and (4) the names of three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically.

  • The deadline for the receipt of all materials is February 1st, 2016. Inquiries should be directed to vsri@usc.edu.
  • Does anyone have a sense of the timeline for this?  --No idea. If anyone has info on this, it would be so helpful to know! Thanks!
  • rejection received via email 3-10-16

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Early Mediaeval History Deadline: 15 August 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for a 3-year Research Fellowship in early mediaeval European history tenable from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019. The position is part of the Humanities in the European Research Area” (HERA) Project ‘After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, c.900‒c.1050’ (UNUP). The School of History welcomes applications from historians working on any topic related to this theme. In addition to pursuing research of their own design, the successful applicant will be required to participate in the broader work of the project by coordinating workshops and outreach activities, and by taking a leading role in the design and maintenance of the project website. The project is jointly run by colleagues in the Universities of Barcelona, Berlin, Exeter, St Andrews and Vienna.
  • Applicants should have completed or nearly completed a PhD in a related topic. Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk).
  • Please quote ref: AR1814MR
  • Further Particulars: AR1814MR FPs.doc
  • Deadlne: 15 Aug. 2016

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (2 posts) - History of Health and Medicine Deadline: 12 June 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for two one-year Research Associate posts within the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde (www.strath.ac.uk/cshhh.)The CSHHH Glasgow was established in 2005 as a research collaboration in the Medical Humanities. It is now an internationally-recognised research environment and postgraduate community founded on funding from the Wellcome Trust and from the UK’s research councils. The successful applicants will be embedded in this community and will also be able to draw upon the wider collaborative environment in the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The Centre seeks to attract two outstanding early career scholars to work on a project entitled ‘The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in South and East Asia, c. 1900-1945’ led by Professor James Mills. The project tackles the questions of why Asians took to cocaine in the first half of the twentieth century and what drove governments there to respond so rapidly to the demand for this medicine and intoxicant. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, partners include the UK Home Office, India's National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences, and the universities of Shanghai and Leiden.
  • One post holder will report to Professor Mills and work in British and German archives, with the relevant language skills. In Germany the Research Associate will examine archives of Merk and Boehringer and will also work in British archives on official sources.
  • The other post holder will report to Professor Mills and work in British and Indian archives, with the relevant language skills, exploring psychiatric case notes at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Bangalore, literary sources and Indian language newspapers, and official sources in the national archives of India in Delhi and the West Bengal States Archives in Kolkata.
  • Applicants will have a good honours degree in a relevant subject, as well as a PhD in the History of Health and Medicine or a related Humanities field, or be near completion of their PhD. It is essential applicants have excellent verbal and written language skills to work in either Germany or India.
  • The posts will include allowances for travel to archives and conferences. While these are one-year appointments in the first instance the Centre has a good track-record in securing external funding to develop post-doctoral careers and successful candidates will be supported in developing plans in this direction.
  • Applicant should indicate on their covering letter whether they wish to apply for the Research Associate based in Britain and Germany or the Research Associate based in Britain and India.
  • Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 24 June 2016.

University of Sussex (UK) - Research Fellow in Digital Humanities - Deadline: 21 Aug. 2015Edit

  • The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) in collaboration with the Library at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a fixed-term (4-year) fellowship (Research Fellow) in Digital Humanities. Based in the Library, the appointee will work across Sussex Humanities Lab projects in collaboration with colleagues in Media, Film, and Music, History, Art History and Philosophy, Informatics and Education and Social Work.
  • The University of Sussex has recently committed to the creation of a new research centre, The Sussex Humanities Lab, bringing together staff with expertise in the digital humanities from across the University. The successful candidate will work with Lab members, individually and with colleagues in the wider University, to develop a portfolio of digital projects, both on their own, and collaboratively. You will work closely with the Library and Special Collections, and with the SHL teams directly through the project director.
  • You will also have an opportunity to teach at undergraduate level, both in digital humanities, and in other areas suited to your expertise.
  • Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of working with digitised archives or library collections and may have specialist skills in developing new form of archival capture or interrogation. We are looking for somebody who combines these curatorial skills with an innovative approach to engaging with digitised archives and an understanding of the potential for interrogating collections in different ways to support the research undertaken by the SHL. For instance engagement with digital humanities projects, computing and social media/socially committed projects, the arts and media user and media audience research.
  • For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Jane Harvell (j.harvell@sussex.ac.uk tel: 01273 877831) or Fiona Courage (f.p.courage@sussex.ac.uk tel:01273 337518) For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs
  • Deadline: 12 August. 2015.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Annette Strauss Institute - Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017 - Open Until FilledEdit

Call for applications: The Annette Strauss Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to direct and participate in organized research focused on civic life and community engagement for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin. The researcher will work with a faculty panel within the Moody College of Communication to manage the Texas Media and Society Survey. In consultation with the director, the postdoc will develop a research track to further the Strauss research mission, assist in grant writing for the Institute, and supervise Plan II undergraduate research assistants.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Institute for Historical Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017 - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

Call for Applications - The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce its 2016-17 theme, “Food and Drink in History”

  • Source of life, source of strife: food and drink are central to historical experience across time and cultures, whether in connection with the pleasures and terrors of everyday life or the long evolution of life on Earth.  As a window onto economies, societies, and civilizations, food and drink have a venerable historiographical lineage, including the Marxist tradition of E.P. Thompson’s classic work on grain riots and the moral economy of the English crowd and the Annales school publications that focused on material culture and long-term social structures.  As markers of social boundaries and identities, reflections of spiritual and moral values, and implements of ritual, food and drink hold critical symbolic and performative value in human history.  And as nutritional and psychoactive substances, food and drink are central to the history of public health and human emotions.  Drawing on diverse disciplines and methodologies, food studies has fueled in recent years a vast popular and scholarly interest in the histories of culinary practices, nutrition and health, global economic development and food security, animal rights, and agro-environmental change.  For its 2016-2017 annual fellowship theme, the Institute for Historical Studies welcomes proposals from historical-minded scholars of all eras and geographic regions that provide new perspectives on the cultural, social, economic, political, environmental, diplomatic, military, medicinal, scientific, and technological histories of food and drink.
  • For more information about the institute's fellowship and application process, please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/historicalstudies/fellowships/resident-fellows.php
  • For further information on IHS, including events programming for 2015-16, please visit the IHS website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/historicalstudies/
  • Queries: historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu
  • The IHS invites applications for resident fellows at all ranks. Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016 (12:00 midnight CST).

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award - NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2015Edit

NOTE: They took down the posting for 2015-16, and have already posted for next year.: The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2017.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with research associates.  We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application.  In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings.  Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies or a related social science discipline and be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment.

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu .  In addition, three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to training@prc.utexas.edu. All documents must be submitted electronically.   Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2016.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Cavanagh, NICHD Postdoc Training Director. Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu

  • [2016 Applications Due]: October 31, 2015.
  • Any news? (2/5)

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Thomas Jefferson Center - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religious Thought - Deadline: 16 May. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship in great books of religious thought, including the history of religious thought in America and/or its intellectual origins, especially in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The appointment will be for one year with a possible renewal for a second. The stipend is $48,500 plus benefits, and the term of appointment is September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017.

The Jefferson Center is dedicated to the teaching of the great books to undergraduates. Our program is centered on a 6-course certificate in Core Texts and Ideas, including courses in literature, philosophy, political philosophy, and religious thought. The fellow will teach one course each semester, mainly to Freshman: “The Bible and its Interpreters,” which includes readings from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and great discussions of these readings from more than one religious or philosophic tradition. For a fuller explanation of the course, including sample past syllabuses, visit our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/coretexts/teaching/the-bible-and-its-interpreters.php

Applicants should have a broad background in the interdisciplinary study of the great books. Their graduate studies may be in the field of religious studies, theology, intellectual history, medieval studies, or philosophy, with a concentration in Biblical, Christian, or Jewish thought. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. on or after August 1, 2011 or should complete it by August 1, 2016. They may not hold a tenured position elsewhere.

To apply, please send one copy each of: a CV, a letter explaining research interests and plans, a statement of interest in teaching the great books in a multi-disciplinary setting, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a research paper or other suitable evidence of scholarship. Three letters of reference, in envelopes signed over the seal, should be enclosed within the application. Please also fill out and include an application form available at our website: www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/coretexts . Applications may be sent by email. All materials should be sent to: Post-Doctoral Search, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas, 158 W 21st St., Stop C4100, Austin, Texas 78712. Applications will be reviewed as and when received.

  • Received a request for a Skype interview by email [5/18]

University of Toronto - Scarborough (CAN) - The Culinaria Research Centre - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Studies - Deadline: 20 March 2016Edit

The Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto invites applications for two full-timepostdoctoral fellowships in the field of Food Studies, to work directly with the range of faculty at the University of Toronto 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 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a minimum of $31,000. Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about the Culinaria Research Centre can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/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 Centre (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 the Culinaria Reesarch Centre (which is housed at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus) 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 20 March 2016, 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 Daniel Bender, Director Culinaria Research Centre (culinaria@usc.utoronto.ca).
  • Anyone apply for this one?
  • Yes - it went out over the ASFS list a few months back, so I imagine that a lot of Food Studies people did

University of Toronto (CAN) - Jackman Humanities Inst. - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2016-2018 - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Call for Applications - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2016-2018. Applications will be accepted starting on Monday 14 September 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT). The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships designed to provide financial and intellectual support for outstanding scholars at the beginning of their professional careers. Four Fellows in the Humanities will be selected for a two-year fellowship in the JHI. Fellows will be selected on the basis of accomplishment appropriate to their stage in their career, the promise of excellence and the relevance of their research to the annual theme. The JHI interprets "Humanities" as a broad category, including political theory, interpretative social science, music, and the arts.

The theme for 2016–2017 is TIME, RHYTHM, AND PACE: The modern experience of time is often characterized by its “increasing speed,” its linearity, and its emphasis on “now.” But time does not have to be regarded as the flight of an arrow, a race track, or a forking path. If we consider the body, the planet, or the longue durée of history, it becomes clear that rhythm, cycle, pace, and temporality pervade the human condition, now as they have always done. Occurring at multiple scales (neuronal firing, diurnal habits, menses, calendars, life cycles, the rise and fall of civilizations), rhythm is concrete, existential, and profound. How do rhythm and cycle, rather than velocity, characterize human life? What are the politics of chronology? How can a deeper understanding of time, rhythm, and pace—from literary theorists, historians, phenomenologists, political scientists, and diverse other sectors of the academy—provide us with guidance in an increasingly frantic and fast-paced world?

The Fellows will pursue their individual research in the context of the JHI. They will have offices at the JHI and will participate in weekly seminars and other activities in the circle of fellows. In addition, each postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with a Department and will teach one course in each Fall and Winter term of their two-year Fellowship. We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in and capacity for interdisciplinary work of a high quality. The Fellowship provides an annual $50,000 Canadian stipend. 



Eligibility: PhD Completed 1 July 2013 — 1 May 2016. Applicants must have completed their degree within three years of the beginning of the fellowship (1 July 2016). Applicants who will defend their thesis before 1 May 2016 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested. Any award will be conditional on a successful defense. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 1 July 2013 are ineligible. Degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto are ineligible. Fellowships are open to citizens of all states. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may further expand the range of ideas and perspectives.

Procedure: You must have a registered userID on the JHI website to apply. Click on Funding to see the description of the fellowship and application procedures. Scroll to the bottom of the description, and then click Apply Now to apply (this will not be visible until 14 September 2015).

You will be asked to upload the following documents in your application:

1.Letter of Application (outline your research at doctoral level and plans for the fellowship, emphasizing relevance to the Annual Theme.);
2.Curriculum vitae;
3.Statement of Teaching and Research Interests (outline what you would like to teach; show how your research can play out in the classroom.);
4.Writing Sample (normally a completed thesis chapter or published article of about 30 pages).

All documents must be in Word or .pdf format. The size limit for a complete application including all four documents is 4 mb. If your application is too large, you will see an error message; please adjust the size of your files and try again.

You will also be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three referees, and/or the name and email address of your dossier service. You may include both a dossier service and referee names if necessary. Please alert your referees to your intention to apply before you submit your application in order to allow them sufficient time to respond.
When you complete the application, click Submit. When you click on Submit, your application will be filed, and the referees that you have named will be contacted automatically to request letters of reference. Do not click Submit until you are ready for reference requests to go out.

You may check on the status of your application by going into your userID profile on the JHI website and clicking on Applications (left column). If your application says "complete", your dossier/references have been received. If your application says "pending", we are waiting for a dossier or reference letters. Your dossier and/or letters of reference should be received by 1 December 2015. You may edit your application before the deadline. In edit mode, you may not be able to see previously submitted materials, but they are still there. If you save new versions of any file, the new version will overwrite and replace the old one.

  • Deadline: All applications must be made online at http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca by 16 November 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Faxed, emailed, and paper applications will not be considered.
  • Any news? Anyone know their timeline for making a decision?
  • Any news? 2/7
  • After inquiring about a timeline, I was told they would send out invitations for interviews by the end of this month, with interviews in March or April. 2/8
  • I sent an email asking specifically when interviews requests would be issued and was told by the end of this week (presumably today, Friday February 26th).  I haven't heard anything, however.  Has anyone else?
  • Nothing but crickets so far. [x2]
  • I sent another email (2/26) asking if I was to deduce from the silence that I was not a candidate for the fellowship, and was kindly and promptly replied to with the following (which I hope is helpful for all of you):
  • "I am not able to provide information about anyone's current application status, but I can say that we have begun to extend invitations for on campus interviews, but we are a long ways from finished. I expect that we will be interviewing through March and into April, and that we will not have all of our fellows signed until late April or early May. We are going to fill three positions, unless any of our current fellows take another position for next year, in which case we will seek four or perhaps five. This takes some time, and the outcomes depend on the responses and situations of each candidate. I know that it is a long wait. I thank you for your patience and I wish you all the best with your search."
  • So presumably this somewhat confusing message means that if you have not received an invitation to interview, you're out of the running? Or does it mean that interview invitations (and not just interviews) will be sent out on a rolling basis?
  • In response to this^: I think it is meant to send the latter message but also to communicate that if you haven't heard anything it means you are not a round one pick for the fellowship.  My guess is they have a wait list.
  • Also confused by this. Has anyone recieved an interview or rejection thus far?
  • Haven't heard a thing. (3/7)
  • Any updates from anyone who's been contacted? (3/20)
  • Rejection email (3/22) [x5]

University of Virginia (VA) - EdPolicyWorks Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2016Edit

EdPolicyWorks, a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, at the University of Virginia seeks highly qualified applicants for up to three post-doctoral research associate positions. Incumbents participate in collaborative research with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman, Julie Cohen, Jim Wyckoff, and/or Peter Youngs on projects focused on one of the following: (1) Policies to improve access to and quality of early childhood interventions in lowincome communities, (2) The effects of policies aimed at improving the effectiveness of teachers, and (3) Large-scale field experiments that leverage behavioral insights to help low-income and first-generation college-going students access and succeed in higher education. Current EdPolicyWorks projects are posted on the EdPolicyWorks projects webpage - http://curry.virginia.edu/research/centers/cepwc/projects.

The incumbents are part of a network of post-doctoral trainees at the Curry School of Education in research centers including EdPolicyWorks, the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), and Youth-Nex. Post-doctoral training includes two main components:

  • Strong mentoring with a senior investigator focused on the demanding and technical aspects of producing high quality scholarship (theory, design, intervention development, use of rigorous methods, writing, etc.). Trainees engage in a mentored, collaborative program of research where they formulate research questions, select research designs, implement research studies, collaborate with district partners, analyze data, write papers, and present findings.
  • Immersion in an intellectually challenging and scientifically rigorous community of scholarship. Opportunities include engagement in work-in-progress meetings with faculty, other post-docs and students; involvement in specialized training institutes; self-evaluation processes to align training experiences and career goals; and involvement with visiting scholars.

A Ph.D. in Education, Education Policy, Public Policy, Psychology, Economics, or another relevant social science discipline is required by the start date of the position. Substantive knowledge and background in the field of education policy (either in early childhood, K-12, or higher education) with a focus on quantitative analysis is essential. Strong project management and communication skills are also required. Applicants with a track record of publication are strongly preferred. Research associates are appointed annually and continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Selected trainees must be able to begin work no later than August 1, 2016.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number 0617862. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter describing your research training goals and interest, including why your background and interests are a good match for the position. Please also attach a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts and contact information for 3 references.

For questions about the position or application process, please contact Ted Keefe, HR Associate at twk7b@virginia.edu.

  • Review begins 1/10/16.

University of Virginia (VA) - Carter G. Woodson Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Afro-American and African Studies) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015Edit

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars, whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 25, 2016, and ending August 24, 2018. The fellowship carries the title of Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $45,000, plus full-time benefits.

Completed applications must be received no later than midnight EST on  December 1, 2015. The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2016. Post doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2011.

Please note: Individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the same time.

The post-doctoral fellow must be in residence at UVa for the duration of the 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 the Spring. Woodson fellows are expected to participate in the series of workshops (about twice monthly) and to make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community.

  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015.
  • Rejection letter received by mail 2/13 x2

University of Virginia (VA) - Law Library - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities - Deadline: 11 June 2016Edit

The University of Virginia Law Library invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning August 8, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017. This position is renewable for up to two years and offers compensation of $50,000 plus health insurance. The successful candidate will contribute to the digital humanities efforts at the University of Virginia Law School and pursue his/her independent research.

Candidates must have sound familiarity with archival methods, digital collections management, website development, and historical research. The Fellow will work primarily with materials housed within the Law Library's Special Collections, targeting items for digitization while conceptualizing and developing web-based digital exhibitions. These exhibitions will be engaging and focused projects with special attention to cultural, legal, and political frameworks. In addition, the Fellow will attend relevant library and technology conferences with the expectation he/she will develop workshops and presentations for showcasing the library's digital humanities efforts to the wider scholarly community.

The Fellow will assist with managing the expansion of the Law Library's Scottish Court of Session Records digitization project and providing historical interpretation of the collection, developing interfaces and tools for accessing the documents, and implementing computational approaches to interpreting and disseminating data derived from the digital collection.

Experience with digital humanities approaches such as geospatial and temporal data visualization, text-mining, and open-access data practices, alongside expertise in Early Modern Scottish, Atlantic, or legal history is preferred. Publications based on research derived from these materials will be strongly encouraged.

This position is open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence, though all Fellows must be in residence in Charlottesville for the duration of the award period. Applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D. (or furnish proof of a successfully defended dissertation) in history, law, or humanities by the time of appointment. Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D. no earlier than 2013.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA - Posting Number 0618667. Please include with the Jobs@UVA application: a cover letter (500 word maximum); a CV; contact information for three references; a dossier ("Portfolio/Creative Work"), which includes: a representative sample of the applicant's work as a scholar (30 page maximum), links to samples of digital scholarship including brief abstracts of each project and their role in its development, a brief summary of their graduate research("Statement of Research Interest").

  • A review of applications will begin on June 11, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow in Classics and Ancient History - Deadline: 16 May 2016Edit

  • Fixed term 32 month research fellowship on project 'Token Communities in the Hellenistic World.'
  • A fixed-term postdoctoral position is available as part of the ERC-funded project ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’. The position will be based in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, and will be supervised by the project’s PI, Dr. Clare Rowan. This position offers an opportunity for a promising postdoctoral researcher to develop their research profile and gain valuable experience in one of the UK’s leading classics departments. Applications are invited from scholars with interests in archaeology, ancient history, material culture and/or numismatics.
  • The ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’ project will provide the first comprehensive analysis of the role played by tokens in the ancient Mediterranean. Tokens are frequently found on archaeological sites and within museum collections, but are little studied and poorly understood. These objects played a central role in cultural, religious, political and economic life in antiquity; closer study of these objects is thus imperative in gaining a fuller picture of the ancient world and its cultural legacy. The project combines an analysis of museum material with the known archaeological contexts of these objects. It will be the first project to approach these items in a cross regional and fully contextualised manner. This approach will enable us to better define what tokens were in antiquity, and what roles they played. Moreover, through a careful consideration of imagery, text, context, and distribution, the project will also explore how these objects actively contributed to the generation of different types of community. The project thus has a theoretical focus that connects to the broader scholarly trend focused on the role of ‘things’ in constituting human society.
  • As a postdoctoral researcher, you will focus on tokens and token use from the Hellenistic period (late fourth to first centuries BC). American excavations at Athens, for example, have revealed the role played by tokens within this city; these were objects connected to the very fabric of civic life, used for entry to the theatre, at the assembly, council, law courts, grain distributions, with clay tokens being interpreted as forms of military identification. This demonstrates the active role of tokens in constituting communities and identity in the Hellenistic world. Other discoveries have demonstrated that tokens operated in other contexts or as currency in the broader Hellenistic period. As a postdoctoral researcher you will examine the types, materiality and contexts of Hellenistic tokens, identifying a series of case studies in order to explore the role(s) played by these objects. Combining a close analysis of the objects themselves and their known archaeological contexts with a theoretically informed approach to the past, you will contribute to the project’s broader research questions. These are:
  • What were the defining characteristics of tokens within the ancient world?
  • What political, economic, religious, cultural and social roles did tokens play in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds?
  • How did these objects enable and actively contribute to social life and the formation of different communities?
  • What can the study of ancient tokens contribute to the study of alternative currencies more broadly?
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 16 May 2016


University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellowships in History of Medicine (4 positions) - Deadline: 7 Sept. 2015Edit

  • 2 x 3 year research fellowships and 2 x 3 year Public Engagement Fellows (one full time, one 0.8 fte).
  • You will be employed as Research Fellow as part of the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’, a collaborative project between Principal Investigators Roberta Bivins and Mathew Thomson of the Warwick History Department.
  • The project, which began in January 2015, runs for 5 years.
  • Research Fellows: You will be based at Warwick, and should expect both to travel for research and to attend regular team meetings on campus. While you will have considerable freedom to shape your own topics, we encourage you to consult the project webpages about wider themes, and to contact the PIs to discuss the potential focus of your research in advance of application. You should include a short outline (no more than 650 words) of your proposed research with your application materials.
  • Public Engagement: You will be based at Warwick, and should expect both to travel for research and public engagement activities and to attend regular team meetings on campus. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to demonstrate their approaches to public engagement on the cultural history of the NHS at interview. Applicants are welcome to contact the PIs to discuss the nature of the posts in advance of application.
  • Deadline: 7 Sept. 2015.
  • Intend to interview week beginning 21 Sept.

University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow (Faith Schooling) - Deadline 17 Nov. 2015Edit

  • A two-year post-doctoral fellowship is available within the Project “Faith Schooling: Principles and Policies,” sponsored by the Spencer Foundation, to be conducted at the Politics and International Studies Department at University of Warwick under the supervision of Matthew Clayton, Andrew Mason and Adam Swift.
  • The Project attempts to bridge the divide between abstract philosophical principles and concrete policy recommendations in the area of religious schooling. It involves innovative research on normative questions concerning the moral basis of the family, parents’ rights to raise their children in accordance with their own beliefs and values, children’s right to autonomy, and the state’s interest in social cohesion and the creation of future citizens. But the Project also aims to combine this philosophical enterprise with the best available relevant empirical studies, across a range of polities, to produce a morally defensible and politically feasible regulatory framework for the UK. Issues covered include whether faith schools should receive public funding and how they should be regulated with respect to admissions and curriculum.
  • The post-doctoral fellow will work with the PIs to identify and analyse existing empirical work on religious schooling that is relevant to the Project’s normative questions. The postholder will be expected to co-author a policy pamphlet proposing a regulatory framework for schools with a religious character in England and Wales that is both politically feasible and sensitive to the normatively significant empirical literature. In collaboration with the (rolling) Director, the Fellow will also help to organize seminars and workshops. At the same time the successful candidate will pursue an independent research agenda within the field of religious schooling, broadly defined. The topic of that research will be a matter for negotiation but for example might involve any of the following: quantitative and qualitative social science research on access to schools with a religious character; the effects of such schools on students’ performance, social attitudes and sense of belonging; and recent policy developments in the field of religious schools, within the UK and/or comparatively across different countries
  • Deadline: 17 Nov. 2015.

University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow (Hispanic Studies) - Deadline: 20 Dec. 2015Edit

  • Fixed-term contract for up to three years, full-time; The post is for a postdoctoral research fellow to support an AHRC-funded project running for 36 months from 2016-2019.
  • PhD in Modern Language, History or a related area
  • ‘Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy’ is an AHRC-funded project which investigates the place of the Basque inter-imperial subject in the entangled relations between the British and Spanish Empires during the 18th and 19th centuries. It reconstructs the histories and legacies of two Basque commercial families, the Larrinagas and the Zuluetas, and the dense web of economic and cultural connections they created between the five key port cities of Bilbao, Liverpool, London, Havana, and Manila.
  • Working under the supervision of the project’s PI, Dr Kirsty Hooper, you will lead on the stream of activity focused on Bilbao and the Basque Country. You will carry out a programme of research and publication in one or more relevant areas. You will work closely with the PI on administrative and organisational tasks relating to the project, and you will actively participate in digital and face to face community engagement activities.
  • You must have a strong background in Basque, Spanish, Iberian, transatlantic or transnational history and culture during the long nineteenth century. You will have a PhD in Modern Languages, History or a related discipline, be fluent in both English and Spanish, and have a hands-on approach to digital technologies and community engagement. Knowledge of Basque is desirable.
  • If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,143). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£28,982).
  • For more details and to apply see online
  • Deadline: 20 Dec. 2015.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Mellon Postdoctoral Program invites recent PhDs to apply for its three two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

The theme for 2016-18 applicants is "Climates and Natures." We seek applications from scholars across the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose research addresses the conceptions, representations, experiences, and transformations of the earth and its regions that is, work that reflects the environmental humanities, broadly conceived. How does a changing earth past, present, or future affect and become affected by society, culture, politics, and arts? Projects may focus on any area of the world, including cross-regional analyses, at any historical or pre-historical moment. They can treat human or nonhuman experiences and conditions, affirmative or destructive, anthropocentric or non-anthropocentric. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to health, agriculture, vitality, heat, isolation, drought, flood, scarcity, waste, justice, migration, extinction, pollution, and extremity. Projects that connect literal and metaphoric meanings of climates and natures are also eligible.

  • Complete information about the fellowship, the competition theme, qualifications, and application requirements is available at our website. Applicants should complete the application at http://apply.interfolio.com/30287. All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by November 2, 2015 to receive full consideration.
  • Rejection email 12/28 (x2)
  • Semifinalists selected; finalists to be notified starting in mid-February (email 12/28 x9)
  • Notification of alternate status. Eager to know if all offers will be accepted :) (x2)
  • Have others already received offers/rejections? [Feb 16]
  • No offer, no rejection, no notification of alternate status...just nail-biting limbo. 02/16
  • were alternates contacted by email or snail mail? 02/16 [Reply: Received alternate status notification via e-mail on 2/15, didn't include much other info unfortunately for all of us!]
  • Rejection email 02/16
  • 12/17 - got notification of alternate status -- wondering why it was after others had recieved theirs?  Anyone know how many alternates and if there is an order for the alternates?  (there are at least 3 of us here on the wiki)
  • yes, there is a ranking for alternates. not sure how many there are total. 
  • any offers yet? or more rejections/alternate notifications? i just don't get the logic of this notification process! 
  • Offer recieved 2/18 (x3)
  • Is there a deadline attached to decisions for the person with an offer?  Congrats and thanks! (Agree it's weird that alternates were notified before that on different days)
  • not yet, but will update
  • letter says March 22, but prefer a sense of whether the candidate is likely to accept ASAP
  • extremely likely (x2)
  • to clarify above: the offer letter asks for a response earlier than the deadline of March 22, so alternates should be made aware shortly!
  • I was an alternate and never heard back. Safe to assume all the offers were accepted?

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation and Medieval Studies - Deadline: 30 Dec. 2015Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture invites applications for a two-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies. As one home site for the innovative digital medieval studies projects DM: Tools for Digital Annotation and Linking and Virtual Mappa, as well as various projects in the digital humanities, the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a unique opportunity for the selected fellow to build her skills as a medievalist and a digital humanist in collaboration with colleagues from the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, the Department of English, and the UW-Madison Libraries. DM and Virtual Mappa, founded and co-directed by Professor Martin Foys, are digital environments for the open organization and annotation of medieval images and texts. DMis in the final stages of a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, and the selected candidate will be involved in the project’s next stages. These involve planning and implementing long-term data sustainability plans and creating/curating UW-Madison-specific content. DM and Virtual Mappa also have institutional affiliations with the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the British Library. More information about these projects can be accessed at the following links. DM:http://schoenberginstitute.org/dm-tools-for-digital-annotation-and-linking/ Virtual Mappa:http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2014/05/tools-1.html

Required Skills and ExperienceThe candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field of Medieval Studies and exhibit some familiarity and expertise in digital humanities. 

Desired Skills and ExperienceFamiliarity in one or more of the following skill sets are desirable though not absolutely required: Latin and/or medieval forms of English, French, or German; manuscripts and paleography; experience in database design and management.

Roles and DutiesWorking independently and with team members, the fellow will help develop and implement long-term data sustainability plans for DM and Virtual Mappa as digital entities. The fellow will also identify resources in UW-Madison’s special collections medieval holdings, create crosswalkable digital surrogates and metadata, and curate these items within DM andVirtual Mappa for UW-Madison researchers, teachers, and students.

The fellow will be integral in discussions surrounding the final stages of backend development and long-term data sustainability within both projects, including publishing publicly accessible versions of the content. The fellow will work independently and with others to development and implement best practices for long-term research data sustainability for both projects.

Finally, the fellow’s work on these projects, in addition to her own research and development in data curation, will serve as an important hub and catalyst in our growing digital humanities community at UW-Madison.

There are no formal teaching responsibilities, but, if the selected fellow desires, she will be welcome to assume a mentoring role with students who are interested in digital humanities, data curation, and her area of specialized expertise. The fellow will also have the option to give talks and workshops in her area of scholarly expertise and growing experience in data curation as part of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture’s colloquia. 

Guidance and Professional Development: The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at our university offers free training that will be useful in extending the fellow’s skill sets. These include workshops in database management, web design, and content management systems.  The selected candidate will also be welcome to sit in on courses in data curation, information architecture, and database design and management in the School of Library and Information Studies. Professor Martin Foys will provide direct mentorship with respect to the development of DM and Virtual Mappaimplementations. Mentorship in data curation and digital librarianship beyond the CLIR professional development opportunities will also be available from the School of Library and Information Studies faculty. Professor Jonathan Senchyne will provide mentorship in developing library and information studies crossovers with traditional humanities fields and digital humanities.

The fellow will be encouraged to take part in the large and diverse community of scholars and practitioners in the digital humanities, data curation, and high performance computing on campus. These include the Digital Humanities Research Network, the Center for the Humanities, the Openness Meetup, and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Within the UW Libraries, the fellow will be mentored in data curation by library staff in Research Data Services. The selected candidate will also find a vibrant community of medievalist graduate students, faculty, and visiting fellows in various campus humanities departments, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the longstanding Beowulf Club. Finally, the fellow will find a cohort of other humanities postdocs and visiting scholars in the Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Research in the Humanities. 

The fellow will have an office in the School of Library and Information Studies, on the fourth floor of Helen C. White Hall, which also houses the English Department on other floors. The building is very near the two largest campus libraries and archives, the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities, the Chazen Museum of Art, and the Department of History.

Eligibility: To be considered for 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2011, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2016 and 2018;
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • attend the program's mandatory seminar late July - early August, 2016.

Union College (NY) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow ("Our Shared Humanities") - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Union College (Schenectady, NY) seeks a postdoctoral research fellow as a part of its Mellon-funded “Our Shared Humanities” initiative. The purpose of the “Our Shared Humanities” grant is to facilitate the integration of perspectives from the Arts and Humanities across traditional academic divides by providing support for faculty development activities, faculty-initiated cross-disciplinary curricular, co-curricular, and scholarly projects, and the College’s burgeoning maker movement that has substantial support from both the technical and humanistic corners of campus. All of the grant-funded initiatives will provide opportunities to bridge the academic disciplines by bringing faculty and students from the Arts and Humanities into closer dialogue with faculty and students in other academic disciplines. The grant provides funding for three years of postdoctoral support. The initial appointment will be for one year, with potential renewal of up to two additional years. The initial term of appointment can begin anytime between 4/1/16 and 9/1/16. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold the Ph.D. (or relevant terminal degree in the Arts) in an Arts/Humanities discipline, or an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with Arts/Humanities at the forefront. The successful candidate must have interests that cross disciplinary boundaries and be able to interact productively with faculty and students from the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering divisions. For a complete position description, and application instructions, please see http://muse.union.edu/Mellon-Our-Shared-Humanities/postdoctoral-position/

  • Application Materials: Please submit the following materials as a single PDF file to UnionOSH@union.edu: (1) Letter describing the applicant’s teaching and research experience and cross-disciplinary interests, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) One-page description of an interdisciplinary undergraduate class to be offered, (4) Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or Department Head, certifying that the applicant will be formally awarded a Ph.D. diploma by August 31, 2016. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a Ph.D. at the time the application is due. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to the same email address. Finalists will also be asked to submit an example of their scholarly/artistic work as appropriate to their field such as a writing sample or portfolio. Applications received by February 12, 2016 will receive fullest consideration.
  • Skype interview requested 2/22 [x2] <---Wow. They're moving quickly. Is it too optimistic to think these requests might come over several days?

Uppsala University (SE) - Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Exegesis - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015Edit

  • The primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to pursue her or his own research project. A certain amount of teaching at the Department of Theology may also be included – but for not more than 20% of the working time. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be present at the department at least three days per week and to actively participate in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.
  • A doctoral degree (PhD) in Theology / Religious Studies or an equivalent doctoral degree obtained a maximum of three years before the application deadline. Applicants who completed their doctoral degree at an earlier date may still be considered under special circumstances, namely if they have had periods of sick or parental leave or have occupied a leadership position in a trade union organisation. Documented knowledge of sources and recent research in the area, as well as competence in scholarly methods used in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Exegesis. Proficiency in English, good communication skills and an ability to collaborate with colleagues are also important. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.
  • The application may be written in Swedish or English and must include the following: a CV; a copy of the official academic transcript of the doctoral degree in Theology / Religious Studies or equivalent PhD; a copy of your doctoral thesis and any additional academic publications (maximum three additional publications); a description of the following: why you are interested in this position (around 500 words), how you plan to take part actively in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department (around 500 Words), your research project (including the problem addressed, theoretical perspective, methodology and a presentation of the materials you plan to analyse) and the project’s significance for Old Testament / Hebrew Bible exegesis (4,000–5,000 words); the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references; an indication of your earliest availability to begin the period as Postdoctoral Fellow; 1 March 2016 is the latest starting date.
  • Criteria for selection: When assessing eligible candidates, particular importance will be paid to (1) academic skills; (2) assessment of the academic potential of the proposed project; (3) the relevance of the project in relation to ongoing research in the discipline; and (4) capacity and readiness to take part in the ongoing academic debate within the discipline and at the department in general.
  • Deadline for applications is November 15.

Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Fellows Program - Deadline: 6 Jan. 2015 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

We offer up to three two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in all areas of the Humanities and the Arts for 2016-2018 for scholars seriously considering academic careers in church‑related institutions. Ph.D., D.M.A., D.F.A., M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received no earlier than December, 2014. Fellows will teach eight courses over a two‑year period, engage in scholarship or creative work, participate in a two‑year colloquium, work with a VU faculty mentor, and interact with representatives from a national network of church‑related institutions. Faculty privileges, $47,300 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund. For more information and to apply via Interfolio, visit http://www.lillyfellows.org and go to “Postdoctoral Fellows Program.”

  • Application deadline: January 6, 2016.
  • Received an email informing me I'm a semifinalist. Six finalists will be chosen in about two weeks, with on-campus interviews mid-March. (2/12)
  • Received an email notifying me I'm a finalist and will be flown out for the interview weekend. (2/26)

Vassar College (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Drama - Deadline: 11 March 2016 - OFFER MADE Edit

The Department of Drama at Vassar College invites applications for the position of Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow.  Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.  

We seek candidates who specialize in Shakespearian Studies, ideally with a global perspective, and theater history with at least one non-western area of specialization. This is a full-time, two-year position that carries with it a half-time teaching load of three courses per year.  The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to the fellow’s research/scholarship.  Candidates must have completed their Ph.D.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52020  to submit a  cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin March 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Please direct any questions to Gabrielle Cody, Chair, Department of Drama, Box 734 Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744.   

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.

  • have any applicants heard about this postdoc?
  • ["OFFER MADE" posted in header on 5/16]

Victoria University of Wellington (NZL) - John David Stout Research Fellowship] - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2015Edit

  • This Fellowship provides a full-time opportunity to write within an academic environment for the year of tenure. The Fellowship is based in the Stout Research Centre, a multi-disciplinary research centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. It is open to researchers in any area of study relating to New Zealand society, history or culture, but is not intended to fund the writing of a novel, play or other literary work
  • The Fellowship will not be awarded to anyone whose research is concurrently supported by their regular employment, nor for the writing of a PhD. Applications should include a CV and a short description of the research project (500 words).
  • Further enquiries may be made to Professor Lydia Wevers, Director, Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand, tel: +64 4 463 6434, fax: +64 4-463-5439, e-mail: lydia.wevers@vuw.ac.nz Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment.
  • Deadline: Midnight, New Zealand time, 1 Sept. 2015.

Villanova University (PA) - Augustine and Culture Seminar Program - Ennis Post-doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 6 March 2016 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program seeks scholars in the Humanities to apply for the Arthur J. Ennis, O.S.A. Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship, starting in the Fall Semester 2016. This is a one-year fellowship renewable for a 3-year terminal appointment, for a total of 4 years. We welcome applications from scholars who can both complement and broaden our current interdisciplinary faculty working in the disciplines of Literature, Theology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2016.

Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities: Ennis fellows teach three courses of the Augustine and Culture Seminar each semester. ACS is a two semester writing intensive interdisciplinary seminar program, required of all first year students. Each class is capped at sixteen students. The students are expected to write a minimum of thirty pages a semester.

ACS 1000 focuses on texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, including Augustine’s Confessions. ACS 1001 continues the emphasis on self in the world through the lens of modernity, starting with Shakespeare and continuing to the present. The course gives attention to the Catholic intellectual Tradition and its ongoing mission to defend the dignity of the human person, recognize the need for human solidarity, and serve the common good.

Fellows participate in the ACS Program’s faculty development program as well as the ACS lecture series. There are no other service requirements.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in the Humanities, and an interest in teaching the thought and influence of Augustine and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. In addition, since ACS explores a wide and diverse range of significant voices through human history, we seek teacher/scholars who represent that range through their scholarship.

  • Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu. All material must be received by March 6, 2016. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marylu Hill, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at marylu.hill@villanova.edu.
  • Request for on-campus interview received via phone (03/28)
  • Offer received and accepted May 2016 x2

Volkswagen Foundation (DEU) - ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

The German Volkswagen Foundation is a completely independent non-profit foundation established under private law. With an annual funding volume of around 150 million euros it is among the country‘s largest foundations, and it i