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This page is for postdoctoral positions that begin in 2017.

Last year's page: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16

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Upcoming DeadlinesEdit

  • 15 July 2016: Tulane University (LA) - Newcomb College Institute - Spring 2017 Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 18 July 2016: University of Stirling (UK;Scot) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy (two posts)
  • 22 July 2016: University of Maryland (MD) - Postdoctoral Positions - Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture
  • 12 Aug. 2016 (Nominations): Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellows
  • 23 Aug. 2016:  University of Cambridge (UK), Jesus College - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 26 Aug. 2016: University of Oxford (UK), Faculty of English Language and Literature - Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Postcolonial Text, World Form
  • 28 Aug. 2016: University of Hertfordshire (UK) - Senior Research Assistant, School of Humanities
  • 5 Sept. 2016: University of Oxford (UK) - Research Fellow, Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility
  • 9 Sept. 2016: University of Oxford, All Souls College (UK) - Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
  • 11 Sept. 2016:  University of Warwick & University of Leeds (two posts) (UK) - Research Fellowship, Centre for Study of the Renaissance
  • 12 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Classics - Research Associate
  • 13 Sept. 2016:  University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy
  • 15 Sept. 2016: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (DEU) - Junior and Senior Fellowships
  • 15 Sept. 2016: Humboldt University of Berlin (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Positions in Global History
  • 15 Sept. 2016: Princeton Society of Fellows Postdocs
  • 15 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK) King's College, Junior Research Fellowships - Urban Studies, Gender Studies
  • 16 Sept. 2016: Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 18 Sept. 2016: University of Birmingham (UK) - Research Fellow, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
  • 19 Sept. 2016: Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows
  • 19 Sept. 2016: University of Oxford, New College (UK) - Weston Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy
  • 19 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK) Peterhouse College, Research Fellowships
  • 21 Sept. 2016: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN)
  • 23 Sept. 2016: University of Sussex (UK) - Research Fellow in Mass Observation Studies
  • 23 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Classice - Research Associate (Archaeology)
  • 26 Sept. 2016: Newcastle University (UK) Humanities Research Institute Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • 27 Sept. 2016: University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows
  • 30 Sept. 2016: Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (US) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy
  • 30 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), St John's College - Research Fellowship in Historical & Philosophical Studies
  • 30 Sept. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), St Jouns College - Research Fellowship in History of Art
  • 1 Oct. 2016: Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2017-2018
  • 1 Oct. 2016: Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Oct. 2016: Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows
  • 1 Oct. 2016: Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars Program, 2017-2018
  • 3 Oct. 2016: Columbia University (NY) - Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities - 2017-2018 Fellowship Competition
  • 5 Oct. 2016: Swansea University (UK:Wales) - Research Assistant (Medieval History)
  • 6 Oct. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), Emmanuel College - Research Fellowship
  • 12 Oct. 2016: University of Sheffield (UK) - Research Associate (History)
  • 13 Oct. 2016: University of Oxford, Magdalen College (UK) - Fellowship by Examination
  • 14 Oct. 2016: Harvard University (USA:MA) - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 14 Oct. 2016: University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows - Harper and Schmidt Fellows
  • 15 Oct. 2016: American Antiquarian Society (MA) - 2017-18 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
  • 15 Oct. 2016: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Humanities Forum - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2017-18
  • 16 Oct. 2016: University of London, School of Advanced Study (UK) -Early Career Lecturer in Urban History after 1800
  • 25 Oct. 2016: European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber Fellowships 2017-2018
  • 26 Oct. 2016: Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships
  • 27 Oct. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), Christ's College - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship
  • 27 Oct. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK), Christ's College - AH Lloyd Stipendary Junior Research Fellowship
  • 28 Oct. 2016: University of Cambridge (UK) - Newnham College - Research Fellowship, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 28 Oct. 2016: University of Toronto (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies
  • 30 Oct. 2016: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program
  • 30 Oct. 2016: ETH Zurich, Swiss School of Public Governance (Switzerland) - Senior Postdocs in Public Governance, Policy or Administration
  • 30 Oct. 2016: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Price Lab Fellowship in Digital Humanities
  • 31 Oct. 2016: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - Jewish Culture and the Natural World - 2017-18 Fellowship
  • 31 Oct. 2016: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg - Postdoctoral Associate
  • 1 Nov. 2016: Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Research Fellowships: "What is Distance?"
  • 1 Nov. 2016: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society
  • 1 Nov. 2016: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian Studies (Central Asia)
  • 1 Nov. 2016: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, 1600 to the Present)
  • 1 Nov. 2016: Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2017-2018
  • 1 Nov. 2016: University of California (CA) - President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1 Nov. 2016: University of Wisconsin - Institute for Research in the Humanities (WI) - Kingdon Fellowship
  • 1 Nov. 2016: University of Wisconsin, Institute for Research in the Humanities (WI) - Solmsen Fellowship
  • 1 Nov. 2016: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences, 2017-19
  • 10 Nov. 2016: Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 14 Nov. 2016: McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities
  • 14 Nov. 2016: McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 14 Nov. 2016: McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities-based Indigenous Studies
  • 14 Nov. 2016: New York University (NY) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - NYU Center for the Humanities
  • 14 Nov. 2016: Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Center for Presidential Histories, Post Doctoral Fellow
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Bucknell University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Pennsylvania State University - Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Richards Civil War Era Center - Postdoctoral Fellowship - African-American History
  • 15 Nov. 2016: University of Toronto (CAN) - Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-2019
  • 15 Nov. 2016: Hamilton College (USA:NY) - Asia and the Environment
  • 28 Nov. 2016: American Philosophical Society (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • 28 Nov. 2016: Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Positions in Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program
  • 30 Nov. 2016: Princeton University (NJ) - Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) - Visiting Research Scholar or Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1 Dec. 2016: Wellesley College (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies
  • 2 Dec. 2016: University of London, Warburg Institute (UK) - Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History
  • 5 Dec. 2016: Rice University (TX) - 2017-18 Rice Seminar (Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 5 Dec. 2016: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 5 Dec. 2016: Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History 2017-18
  • 6 Dec. 2016: Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 9 Dec. 2017: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP)
  • 15 Dec. 2016: Yale University (CT) - Henry Chauncey Postdoctoral Associate - Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
  • 15 Dec. 2016: Yale University (CT) - Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Associate - Johnson Center for American Diplomacy
  • 1 Jan. 2017: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Pacific Islander Studies
  • 9 Jan. 2017: Rutgers University (NY) - 2017-18 Postdoctoral Associates - Center for Cultural Analysis - Medical Humanities
  • 9 Jan. 2017: Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine
  • 11 Jan. 2017: Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Jan. 2017: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 15 Jan. 2017: University of MIchigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2017: Chemical Heritage Foundation (USA:PA) Post-doctoral and Senior Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Engineering, and Business
  • 18 Jan. 2017: Harvard University (USA:MA)- Center for the Environment, Environmental Fellows Program
  • 1 Feb. 2017: University of Michigan (MI) - Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies
  • 6 Feb. 2017: Yale University (USA:CT) - Yale University Postdoc in Judaic Studies, Modern Jewish History

No Deadline / Open Until Filled

  • Purdue University (IN) - Tecumseh Scholars - Postdocs for 2017-2018
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (MN) - Post Doc Social Sciences Data Curation Specialist, in the University Libraries

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

American Antiquarian Society (MA) - 2017-18 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact through 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000; the fellowship also includes reimbursement of up to $4,000 to cover health insurance costs. The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society's collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

Further information about the fellowship, along with a link to the online application form, is available on the AAS website, at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/hench.htm. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Cheryl McRell, Administrator of the Fellowship Program at AAS, at cmcrell@mwa.org.

  • The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2017-2018 academic year is October 15, 2016.

American Philosophical Society (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship - Deadline: 28 Nov. 2016Edit

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of 18th- or 19th-century American history, history of science, art 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. As the public face of the Society, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who come to Philadelphia’s historic district.

The goals of the Museum are to:

Share the circa 14 million manuscripts and other materials held by the Society with the general public through curated thematic exhibitions. Nurture the spirit of inquiry, promote critical thinking, and engender enthusiasm for object-based learning by using primary source documents and authentic objects. The APS has a campus of four building and the Thomas Jefferson Garden, all owned by the Society but located within Independence National Historical Park. Exhibitions take place in Philosophical Hall (1789), adjacent to Independence Hall.

The Mellon Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research in the APS Library and Museum collections in preparation for exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. 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 exhibitions 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, and website development. Upcoming exhibitions include (working titles):

April – December, 2017: The Peales: Revolutionaries, Artists, Inventors, Entrepreneurs
April – December, 2018: Benjamin Franklin to the Moon: 275th Anniversary Exhibition
April – December, 2019: Mapping the New Nation

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 be expected to participate in the vibrant intellectual community at the Society, including biannual symposia for the elected Members of the APS, monthly lunches at the Library with visiting scholars, and evening programs with specialists in a wide range of fields.

Qualifications: PhD in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. 18th- and 19th-century American history, the history of science, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the museum’s approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome. Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2017. Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences. Comfort with working collaboratively. Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections. Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly. Project-oriented organizational skills. Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field.

REQUIRED MATERIALS (APPLICATION CHECKLIST): Applications must be submitted by EMAIL only to MellonFellowship@amphilsoc.org with the subject line as follows: Last Name, First Name - Mellon Application 2017-19

Include: Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work. Completed application form, found at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship Comprehensive curriculum vitae, with items listed within categories in reverse chronological order (include external support received during graduate study, fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, etc.). Statement of current research interests (no more than 1,500 words). This statement should include a description of a potential research project during the Fellowship, preferably one related to the APS collections or programs. Excerpt(s) from dissertation or thesis (no more than 5,000 words). An excerpt from a working draft is acceptable. Example of non-scholarly writing, if available. A letter from a Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies (or equivalent) confirming that the applicant will complete their PhD by the required date. Three confidential letters of recommendation, which must be submitted on the APS recommendation form provided at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship

This two-year Fellowship begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2019. 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 28, 2016. Notification is in February 2017.

Appalachian State University (USA: NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History 2017-18 - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

  • Open to early-career scholars who have recently been or will shortly be awarded their doctorates in early modern or modern British history.
  • In line with ongoing initiatives to internationalize campus, applications from foreign nationals are particularly encouraged. This is a 9-month appointment (September to May).
  • Fellow will receive a maintenance grant ($7500); rent-free accommodation; health insurance; visa assistance; grant of $1000 towards air fare; office on campus with computer; and access to all appropriate academic support services.
  • Applications should include: one–page CV; 400-word outline of the research project to be carried out at Appalachian State University, with a statement explaining why access to the Special Collections and other material at Appalachian State University would be helpful [for information about the Collections consult www.library.appstate.edu/collections, or email spcoll@appstate.edu]; letter of recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor.
  • Send to Dr. Michael Turner, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Anne Belk Hall, ASU Box 32072, Boone, NC 28608, U.S.A.
  • Informal inquiries can be emailed to turnermj@appstate.edu (or alternatively, call 828-262-8102).
  • Closing date for applications: December 5, 2016.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to take up the Fellowship at Appalachian State University in September 2017.
  • $7500 for a nine month position??

Bard Graduate Center (NY) - Research Fellowships: "What is Distance?" - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2017–18 academic year. The theme for this period is "What is distance?" Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. The stipend rate is $3,500 per month, and housing is available. Both long- and short-term fellowships are available (1–6 months). The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. Fellows will be given a workspace in our Research Center at 38 West 86th Street, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, in New York City. Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute devoted to the study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. It offers MA and PhD degrees, possesses a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials, and publishes the journals West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and Source: Notes in the History of Art, the book series Cultural Histories of the Material World (all with the University of Chicago Press), and the catalogues that accompany the exhibitions it presents every year in its gallery (with Yale University Press). Over 50 research seminars, lectures, and symposia are scheduled annually and are live-streamed around the world on Bard Graduate Center’s YouTube channel. To apply, please submit the following materials electronically via email to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu in a single PDF file: (1) cover letter explaining why Bard Graduate Center is an appropriate research affiliation and how your work bears on the question “What is distance?” Please also indicate your preferred length and dates of the fellowship; (2) 150-word abstract of project; (3) detailed project description; (4) CV; (5) publication or academic writing sample of approximately 20–30 pages. In addition, please arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted either via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu) or post (to Bard Graduate Center, Research Fellowship Committee, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024).

  • All materials must be received by November 1, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Pacific Islander Studies - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2017Edit

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Pacific Islander Studies, beginning Fall 2017. We are open to expertise in any field and welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Asian American experience, especially with respect to history, politics, religion, culture (art, music, literature), immigration, identity, community formation, social movements, homeland/diaspora, the environment, as well as broader connections to class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. The Fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in one of the following departments—Anthropology, English, History, Sociology, and Politics— and an interdisciplinary program—such as American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and East Asian Studies--depending on the background of the candidate. The fellow will pursue his or her own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester). The fellowship includes a salary $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, preferably received within the past six years. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo.jobs/8062 Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings (syllabi if available), a CV, and three letters of recommendation.

  • First consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 1, 2017.

Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of African and Afro-American Studies and the Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society, beginning Fall 2017. The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer, will actively pursue his or her own research interests and teach one course per semester. The Fellow will receive a 2017-2018 salary of $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. Ph.D. must be completed by September 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of sociology, anthropology, history, history of science, history of medicine, political science, and bioethics. Please include a cover letter that includes a brief description of your research and two courses you would be interested in teaching, your CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted electronically through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7574.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016.

Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 6 Dec. 2016Edit

In 2017-2018, the Pembroke Center will award residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "The Cultures of Pacifism". 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, 2017-June 30, 2018. The stipend is $50,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

In 2017-18, Leela Gandhi, Professor of English at Brown University, will lead the Pembroke Research Seminar on "Cultures of Pacifism". The terrible wars in the first half of the twentieth century (peopled by masses of unacknowledged soldiers from garrison states around the colonial world) provoked complex transnational pacifist subcultures. Unexpected interlocutors came together to protest war and militarism and develop a planetary philosophy of non-violence drawn from diverse traditions. This seminar aims to recover the transnational history of twentieth-century pacifism and to clarify its philosophical and ethical content. Core readings will include manifestoes, manuals, memoirs, diaries, letters and other documents from the global networks of pacifism through the first half of the twentieth-century. We will also consider historically intersecting and imagined “source” philosophies of non-violence continually invoked by twentieth-century pacifists: late-Vedic, Buddhist, Jain and Cynic, among others. Finally, we will review conditions of possibility for ideals of non-violence/pacifism in post-war and late-twentieth-century critical theory through select readings on the ethical turn (Buber, Levinas, Butler), negativity (Adorno), and immortality (the ontological turn in anthropology, speculative realism and new materialism). The seminar will include workshops with significant scholars, activists, artists and writers in the field.

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.

Complete applications must include: 1. One page with title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project 2. Five page research project proposal (double-spaced) 3. Brief representative bibliography for research proposal 4. Curriculum vitae 5. Three (3) letters of recommendation 6. Course syllabus & description, including a reading schedule.*

  • The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.

Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute related program, collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of CSREA programming related to his/her research areas each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies, and be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of CSREA (including regular participation in the CSREA research seminar), the Watson Institute and the University as a whole.

For more information, please visit: https://www.brown.edu/race

http://watson.brown.edu

QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African-American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by August 1, 2017.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (15-20 pp), a personal statement (1 page) and the names and addresses of three referees through the Interfolio posting, here.

  • The application deadline is November 15th, 2016. Review of applications will begin November 17th, 2016, and final notifications are expected to go out by March 2017. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective August 1, 2017, and is not renewable.

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016Edit

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Central to this mission is the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. Fellows receive two years of support, to be taken within a three-year period, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will also teach one course per year in the Institute or in an affiliated Brown University social science department.

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from across the social sciences working in any area of the world on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context. Scholars of all nationalities who have received their PhDs within two years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Individuals who are currently – or have previously been – postdoctoral fellows in other programs are not eligible to apply. As full members of the Watson Institute’s scholarly community, fellows are required to be in residence during the academic year. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, an additional research fund of $2,500, and a health-insurance subsidy. Candidates selected for the Postdoctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2016, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by October 30, 2016, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/35593

A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their fellowship period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words and should make clear where in the Institute's core areas of security, development, or governance the proposed research best fits.

An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

An official copy of each graduate transcript.

A writing sample.

Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 30; to receive full consideration applications should be received by that date. Awards will be announced in January 2016.

Bucknell University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair of the Africana Studies program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies and/or post-colonial studies who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field that contributes to African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino/a, and/or African-American studies, received no earlier than May 2012 and no later than August 15, 2017. Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 2017-19 includes an annual salary of $50,000, employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and housing.

The successful candidate will have: - Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities. - Skill in and interest in teaching and advising students and interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni. - An ability to manage autonomously. - High degree of creativity and vision, as well as an ability to work collaboratively. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Demonstrated creativity, ability to solve problems strategically, and success in managing multiple projects. - Interest in and enthusiasm for supporting the mission of a liberal arts institution through programmatic endeavors in Africana Studies.

To complete your application, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page description of the research project proposed for the fellowship years, a description of the undergraduate courses you would like to teach, a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Applications will only be accepted through Intefolio ByCommittee via http://apply.interfolio.com/35703. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 16 Sept. 2016Edit

Thanks to a recent Digital Humanities Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carnegie Mellon University s Department of English seeks a one-year Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate to lead day-to-day programming and data curation activities for Six Degrees of Francis Bacon . Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network that scholars and students can collaboratively expand, revise, curate, and critique. The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in History, English, Library and Information Science, or a related discipline with demonstrated experience in web development or digital humanities.

The fellow will be housed in the Department of English in the Dietrich College of Arts and Social Sciences and work with Associate Professor Christopher Warren, Principal Investigator of the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project. Day-to-day work will involve a disciplinarily diverse and geographically disparate team of Six Degrees collaborators, including literary historians, historians of science, librarians, statisticians, and web developers.

Job Duties: The fellow will leverage expertise in a humanities discipline and a strong technical aptitude to help fulfill five priorities of the NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant: Enriching project data. Enhancing user experience. Integrating with other digital resources. Identifying and partnering with an institutional home for long-term preservation. Packaging and distributing website code so that scholars can create similar networks for different eras and regions.

Required Knowledge and Skills: Ph.D. or ABD in a relevant subfield of a humanities discipline or Library and Information Sciences. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully in a team-based environment. Demonstrated willingness to learn technical programming and data curation skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills: Experience with modern web development, system administration, databases, or programming languages relevant to the project, including R, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, or Python. Demonstrated experience in project management and/or digital humanities research. Ph.D. in a relevant subfield of the humanities.

More Information: Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html

Department URL: http://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/english/

Chemical Heritage Foundation (USA:PA) Post-doctoral and Senior Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Engineering, and Business - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017Edit

  • 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. Applications are due January 15.
  • 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 Apply, go to: https://www.chemheritage.org/node/244
  • Senior Fellowships 1 or 2 Semesters in Residence: available to those who received their PhD before July 2012 • $30,000/Semester
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: 9 Months in Residence available to those who received their PhD after July 2012 • $45,000
  • Short-Term Fellowships: 1–4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers • $3,000 per month
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017

Columbia University (NY) - Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities - 2017-2018 Fellowship Competition - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016Edit

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 2017-2018. Fellows newly appointed for 2017-2018 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2017. The Fellowship Stipend for 2017-2018 is $62,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,500 research allowance per annum.

Aims of the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities: The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences. The program is designed to strengthen the intellectual and academic qualifications of the Fellows: first, by affording them time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context; second, by involving them in interdisciplinary programs of general education and in departmental courses, often of their own design; and third, by associating them individually and collectively with some of the finest teaching scholars in the University.

The Society comprises the Fellows, the faculty members of the Governing Board, and other invited faculty. The Society holds weekly meetings to advance the intellectual and educational purposes common to the membership.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (see list of Humanities Departments below). This one-year fellowship is renewable for a second and a third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit http://www.college.columbia.edu/core/. The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second and third years, Fellows teach one course per year, leaving one semester free of teaching responsibilities. The courses taught in the second and third years of the fellowship may be departmental courses or Core courses as described above; however, at least two of the four courses taught over the three Fellowship years must be in the Core.

  • The Online Application Form can be accessed at http://www.societyoffellows.columbia.edu. Please follow the instructions carefully, noting that the deadline for submission of hard-copy materials is Monday, 3 October 2016. A select number of candidates will be invited to interview in January 2017. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 6 March 2017. Applicants who have not been contacted for interview by 9 January 2017 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.

Columbia University (NY) - Postdoctoral Positions in Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program - Deadline: 28 Nov. 2016Edit

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 2017. 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 either (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline - such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, 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 include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute, which stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world. Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge.

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanistic and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior. In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work closely with at least two senior mentors, at least one drawn from neuroscience and the other(s) from the arts, humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar. The Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet regularly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars' presentation of their own work. Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.

Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance. The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.

Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (US) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

The Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges invites applications in all disciplines for Scholar-in-Residence appointments.

Candidates must be U.S. Citizens or unconditional permanent residents committed to and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of the faculty at consortia colleges.

Scholars will receive a salary equivalent to that of Visiting Assistant Professors at their host institution. Scholars will be assigned up to 60% of the teaching load for a full-time faculty member per academic year at the host institution and contribute to other campus activities. Mentoring on teaching, scholarship, and professional life at liberal arts colleges will be provided.

Applications are available to all Consortia institutions, which award appointments based on their individual policies, procedures, and academic needs.

For inquiries please contact Suzanne Gockowski at sgockows@gettysburg.edu

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. degree by July 31, 2016, but not before July 31, 2011 (Maximum of 5 years since degree completion.)

Application Instructions

Please click here to submit a free application via Interfolio: https://account.interfolio.com/login?apply=35809

Please submit the following documents to complete your dossier: Cover Letter; C.V.; Three Confidential Letters of Recommendation or Evaluation.

Consortium Members Institutions: Allegheny College • Amherst College •Bard College at Simon’s Rock • Bowdoin College • Bryn Mawr College •Bucknell College • Carleton College •Centre College •Centenary College of LA •Coe College • College of the Holy Cross • Colorado College • Denison University • DePauw University • Dickinson College •Franklin & Marshall College • Gettysburg College • Grinnell College • Gustavus Adolphus College • Hamilton College • Haverford College • Hobart and William Smith Colleges •Juniata College • Lafayette College • Lawrence University •Lewis & Clark College • Macalester College • Mount Holyoke College • Muhlenberg College • Oberlin College • Pitzer College • Pomona College • Reed College • Scripps College • Skidmore College • Smith College • Southwestern University •St Lawrence University • Swarthmore College •The College of Wooster • Trinity College •Union College • University of Richmond •Vassar College • Wellesley College

  • Apply By date: September 30, 2016.

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian Studies (Central Asia) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2017. We are interested in a scholar/teacher specializing in the literature, religion, and culture (including film, media, and intellectual history,) of Central Asia, broadly defined as Afghan, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur, or Uzbek studies. This region connects Russia and East Europe, Iran and Southwest Asia, Pakistan and South Asia, China and East Asia.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course on some aspect of Central Asian studies, and an upper, 4000-level course on topics of contemporary relevance.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017/18-2018/19 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2011. 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, 2017 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.

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online by November 1, 2016. 1.Cover page with: (a) Full name and home institution (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D (c) Research interest(s) (d) Referees’ names and emails 2.Curriculum vitae 3.Detailed statement of research interests 4.One writing sample [30-page limit] 5.Course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell: two courses during each year of the fellowship: one lower-level course and one upper, 4000-level course and a sample syllabus for each 6.Three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 1, 2016.

  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, 1600 to the Present) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2017. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

We are seeking applicants who are specialists in in the history of Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, 1600 to the present. The Mellon Fellow will be expected to teach 2 courses per year (4 different courses total): one introductory, 2000-level course on a topic concerned with any aspect of the history of Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, and one upper, 4000-level undergraduate research seminar on a more specialized topic, designed for history majors. The History Department places great emphasis on superlative teaching, as well as on innovative research.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017/18-2018/19 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2011 and no later than June 30, 2017. 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. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada; international applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

  • The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7538 by November 1, 2015: Cover page with: (a) Full name and home institution (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D (c) Research interest(s) (d) Referees’ names and emails, Curriculum vitae, Detailed statement of research interests, One writing sample [30-page limit], Statement of teaching philosophy, Course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell: two courses during each year of the fellowship: one lower-level course and one upper, 4000-level course and a sample syllabus for each, Three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 1, 2016.

Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2017-2018 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Director of the Society for the Humanities, Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, an international research center on new media. The Senior Scholars in Residence will be Kamari Clarke, Professor of Global and International Studies in Law and Legal, Studies/Anthropology, Carleton University, Fred Moten, Professor of English, University of California, Riverside, and Christopher Newfield, Professor of Literature and American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

FOCAL THEME 2017-2018: CORRUPTION

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies in 2017-2018 that reflect on the theme of corruption. The Society is looking for scholarly approaches that seek to trace the consequences of corruption for humanistic and artistic thinking and practice, whether from philosophical, aesthetic, political, ecological, religious, legal, psychoanalytical or cultural perspectives.

Considerations of corruption have a long lineage in philosophical, theological, critical, and political thought. We welcome global approaches to understanding corruption in political, legal, and institutional terms, as a symptom of disorder or, alternatively, a means of asserting order, such as in a government, university, or institution. In moral or religious spheres, corruption often marks the “fallen” or what is other to an original or desired soul, life, or society of perfection. How might the theme of corruption broaden out into “pollution” (whether sacred or environmental) or degeneration (vis à vis cultural practice)? In what way does corruption affect standards of artistic or literary genre or form?

A lively subject of representation across the broadest of artistic, literary, and musical traditions, corruption has been mobilized as an ambiguous force that either limits or liberates. Consider how the same antitheatrical traditions that denounce the moral corruption of theatre, the novel, opera, and cinema often serve as the most articulate indicators of the passions, gestures, sounds, and sights most fundamental to aesthetic production. Conversely, how might the humanities appreciate the formal qualities of corruption that are inherent and essential features of transmission and form, from the production and recording of musical sound to the natural or evolutionary changes of artistic practice to avant-gardist corruptions of conventional forms of art and expression? How might Fellows examine the "transmission of information,” such as corrupt computer files, viruses, glitches or noise, and even "corrupt readings," whether of ancient and medieval manuscripts or via the deep data sets of the digital humanities?

How does the lens of corruption impact recent studies of the Anthropocene, ecological stability, preservation of cultural heritage, precarity, economic disparity or social injustice? Applicants might consider the mobilization of social anxieties about pollution -- miasma, infestation, poisoning, dissolution, and dissipation -- to frame theories of race, sexuality, queer or (trans)gender, miscegenation, or ideologies and rhetorics of collective or ethnic purity. What about notions of the integrity of social units and systems, such as the family, the nation, the university or corporation? Might corruption reflect the deformation of “master” discourses, such as capitalism and psychoanalysis or the West and the Rest?

The Society for the Humanities welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating this topic from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives.

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future co-sponsors one fellowship to support scholarly work addressing corruption as it relates to intersections in the humanities with 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, 2016. 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, 2016.

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 2016. 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.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

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 2017 to the end of Spring 2019. 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; Film & Media Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; Music; and Russian. 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 2016-2018 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 2017-2019 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 2017-2019 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2017 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications for the 2017-2019 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 15, 2016 [edit: Oct 1 - typo?]. 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, academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.

  • All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by October 1, 2016. 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.Transcripts uploaded to Interfolio are considered "unofficial." Uploaded transcripts are required and accepted at the time application; finalists may be asked to submit official paper transcripts.Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows competition for positions starting September 1, 2017. Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, but has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit component of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show good evidence of independence and initiative. The Fellowships are two- to three-year appointments, with the third year extension considered upon request after a review early in the second year. Neukom Fellows will be mentored by faculty in two departments at Dartmouth College, take up residence in one department, and will teach one seminar course each year on a subject of their interest. Beyond that there are no additional duties. Neukom Fellow stipends are $60,000 for 2017-2018. 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 2017). 2. Research interests that strongly intersect the theme of computation. 3. A proven ability to work independently and collaboratively 4. A demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research. 5. Evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms. Application Materials: Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact prospective mentors at Dartmouth College and must submit the following materials: 1) Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
 2) Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) including a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.
 3) Description of which departments (and even better, which Dartmouth faculty) you would be interested in working with and why the opportunity to engage with multiple departments would enhance your work. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out connections with and contact potential Dartmouth mentors as they draft their applications. 4) Three referees whose letters of recommendation speak to the aims of the Fellowship. 5) (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.

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

  • Completed applications received by November 15, 2016 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.
  • Link to Apply: Academic Jobs Online

Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows - Deadline: 19 Sept. 2016Edit

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 2017 – 2020 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2017, should supply a letter from their home institution indicated that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2017.

Applicants are expected to consult with a relevant faculty colleague at Dartmouth before submitting an application. A complete application packet consists of the following: Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet, a personal statement (of no longer than 1,500 words) outlining your completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to your candidacy, a statement answering the question “After reviewing your opportunities at Dartmouth and your contact with Dartmouth faculty, what can Dartmouth do for you and what do you think will be the most productive aspect of your interactions with Dartmouth faculty and students?” (500 word limit), a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and relevant academic transcripts. Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed.

Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Senior Fellows, who make recommendations for appointments to the Provost.

Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

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. Those with PhDs in STEM disciplines or the quantitative social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. 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, 2017. 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. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2017.

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, 2016 and ends October 1, 2016. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) October 1, 2016. DEADLINE IS FIRM. IMPORTANT: All submissions are final. You will not be able to change your application information after you have applied for a position. The Thompson Writing Program cannot alter submitted applications. We will inform you of the status of your application by late-December 2016. Phone calls will not be accepted.

European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber Fellowships 2017-2018 - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2016Edit

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 entry to 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 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/ApplytotheMWP/Why-Apply-Index.aspx

  • Deadline for applications: 25 October 2016.


ETH Zurich, Swiss School of Public Governance (Switzerland) - Senior Postdocs in Public Governance, Policy or Administration - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016Edit

The Swiss School of Public Governance (SSPG) at the ETH Zurich invites preliminary applications for 4-year senior postdoctoral positions within any research field related to public governance, policy or administration. The positions commence in August or September 2017.

Recipients are expected to conduct an independent research project for the duration of the fellowship. Additionally, senior postdocs are required to teach two one-day seminars per year in their area of expertise for the School’s academic programs, as well as deliver two public lectures during the fellowship period. Pay will vary depending on familial circumstances; past median salary is CHF 105,000 plus social security contributions. Additionally, the positions can include generous conference participation and research funds, depending on the nature of the research proposal.

Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, technology and public governance, transparency and corruption, institutional design, conflict mitigation and resolution, public financial management and leadership and management in the public sector. A strong preference will be given to innovative projects that demonstrate the potential for achieving high impact within their field(s).

Requirements are:

  • A Ph.D. in public administration, political science, management or a related discipline. The doctorate cannot have been awarded earlier than January 2013 (parental leave does not count against applicant's "academic age".)
  • A postdoctoral research position of at least 12-months at an institution other than the one the applicant received his or her Ph.D. from.
  • A strong record of research and publications in top journals appropriate to the applicant’s academic age.
  • A willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland for the duration of the postdoctoral fellowship.

Application procedure: Please visit http://www.sspg.ethz.ch/about-sspg/open-positions.html to learn more about the application procedure. This is a pre-application process only. Successful pre-applicants will be sponsored by the SSPG in their applications to the Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship program. The comprehensive applications to the SNSF must be completed by January, 2017.

  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016.

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (DEU) - Junior and Senior Fellowships Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Up to 25 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, ca. 54.000 € p. a. pre-tax; Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, ca. 80.000 € p. a. pre-tax, 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. FRIAS makes every effort to provide tailor-made solutions with regard to suitable accommodation, child care and educational facilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 15, 2016.
  • Information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided at www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/de/wege-ins-frias/cofund
  • More information on FRIAS is available at: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.

Hamilton College (USA:NY) - Asia and the Environment - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

  • The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in any discipline for a scholar working on Asia and the environment at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred, although ABDs will be considered.
  • Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and mastery of a relevant Asian language. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching and scholarship. Now in its fourteenth year, the Asian Studies postdoctoral program at Hamilton seeks to foster a cooperative milieu in which post-docs can develop as teacher-scholars in a liberal arts environment conducive to interdisciplinary thinking.
  • The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to his or her training and teach three courses a year. The annual salary is $50,000 for the candidate with Ph.D. in hand. Candidates should submit application materials, including a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract (Dissertation Abstracts Online version), a writing sample, three letters
of recommendation, and two course syllabi via interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37482. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Thomas Wilson, Asia and the Environment Search Committee. Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016.

Harvard University (USA:MA)- Center for the Environment, Environmental Fellows Program - Deadline: 18 Jan. 2017Edit

  • The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.
  • The fellowship includes a salary of $64,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.
  • The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2017 cohort. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other's work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests.
  • Program Requirements: Candidates for 2017 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2013 and August 2017. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2017.); Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research; Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship; Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard requires proficiency in English; Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
  • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess.
  • Application Requirements: Please complete the online application form found at http://environment.harvard.edu/application by January 18, 2017 and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs: curriculum vitae including list of publications; detailed research proposal where applicants should explain their specific reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship (maximum of five pages, references counted separately) Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant; and up to three publications/writing samples; Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant's dissertation adviser; A letter of support is also required from the applicant's host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space.
  • Applicants are encouraged to ask their referees and hosts to email letters of reference as PDFs or, if necessary, as Word documents attached to the emails. Referees and hosts should send their letters directly to the attention of Jean Gauthier at the Center at environmental_fellows@harvard.edu.
  • If you have questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact: Jean Gauthier, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138, 617-495-0368, jgauthier@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars Program, 2017-2018 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree.

  • The online application for the 2017-2018 class of Academy Scholars is due by October 1, 2016. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6, 2016. Notification of Scholarships will be made in late December, 2016. For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: http://www.academy.wcfia.harvard.edu.

Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellows - Nomination Deadline: 12 Aug. 2016 - MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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, 2017, is Friday, August 12, 2016. 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.

​UPDATES:

  • 8/9 - Materials requested (MidEast studies / CompLit); due (8/29)
  • 8/12 - Materials requested (Sociology); Due 9/2
  • 8/18 - Materials requested (History); due 9/8.  Does this application really not require a cover letter????
  • 8/23 - Materials requested (English); due 9/13
  • A question: does anyone know if they request materials from all nominees?
  • I heard that they do. The nomination procedure is just a formality to cut down on the number of applications. 

Harvard University (USA:MA) - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016Edit

  • T he Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship. One fellow will be appointed for the 2017–2018 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship for one additional 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 fellowship is 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, 2017 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.
  • The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for health insurance coverage. The fellow 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 receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.
  • 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.
  • For more information about the WCFIA Canada Program, please visit: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/canada_program
  • TO SUBMIT:https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7012
  • Deadline 14 Oct. 2016.

Humboldt University in Berlin (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Positions in Global History - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

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 2017-2018 academic year. Eight to twelve fellowships will be awarded. Applications are due in Berlin on 15 September 2016.

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 2017 and end on 31 July 2018. 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 this electronic form or access the link directly https://rework.huberlin.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: 15 September 2016.

Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2016Edit

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for the CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship 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, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining teaching experience and 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, teach one course during each year of residency, and participate in CRRES as well as host department activities and seminars. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2017 and end on May 31, 2019, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health benefits and $3,000 each year in research support.

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 must have a Ph.D. and those 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, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals, plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters of reference. 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, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.

Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2017-2018 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Library Company of Philadelphia

Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2017-2018

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company 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 from the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2016. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. The stipend is $40,000 for the academic year, or if the award is divided between two scholars, $20,000 per semester.

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. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018, and fellows must be in continuously in residence at the Library Company for the duration of their fellowships.

  • THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2016 with a decision to be made by December 15. Make just one application; you will automatically be considered for all the fellowships for which you are eligible. To apply, go to http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/postdoc.htm 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.

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs - Fellowships - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2016Edit

ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA), made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. RJIA is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The program offers an interrelated set of awards: programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. More information is available on the program’s overview page.

Luce/ACLS RJIA Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts and who wish to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences. 

In 2017-18 three universities are partnering with ACLS to establish links between their schools of arts and sciences and schools or programs of media and journalism. Fellows may choose to take up residence at one of this year’s three partnering institutions or they may take up the fellowship at any location suitable for pursuing their projects. In addition to providing the fellow with time, space, and resources necessary for conducting research, the partner universities have committed to fostering an environment that encourages connections between scholarship and journalism. A list of the participating partner institutions is available here . All fellows will participate in two program-sponsored symposia during the academic year.

ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year with tenure beginning between July and September 2017. The award carries a stipend of $55,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $3,000. Awardees who will relocate to take up residency during the fellowship year at one of ACLS’s three university partners are eligible to receive an additional $10,000 to defray the costs associated with the relocation, for a total maximum possible award of $68,000.

Scholars may apply both for a Luce/ACLS RJIA Fellowship and for other forms of support, including other ACLS fellowship programs. Please note that an applicant may accept only one ACLS award in a given competition year.

Eligible applicants will:

  • be a US citizen or permanent resident as of the application deadline date
  • have a PhD degree that was conferred by the application deadline. (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the PhD in publications and professional experience may also qualify.)
  • be able to attend and participate in two program-sponsored events, a workshop in Fall 2017 (date and location TBD) and a symposium in Spring 2018 (date and location TBD)

Objectives

  • To encourage connections between scholarship on religion and the training and practice of journalism;
  • To provide scholars studying the role of religion in international contexts (from any humanities or social science discipline) the opportunity both to advance their scholarship and to connect their specialist knowledge with journalism and media audiences;
  • To promote greater public understanding of the role of religion in international affairs.

Complete application requirements and instructions are available at www.acls.org

  • Deadline: 26 Oct. 2016.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017Edit

Application Process for the 2017-2019 Fellowships. The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries. Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

Terms of Appointment: The School of Humanities, Arts, and, Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, 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, 2017. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2018 and one per semester the following academic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. The salary will be $66,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Eligibility and Selection: To be eligible for the positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017 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 2017.

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 2018; 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, 2017. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.

  • All applications and attached materials are due no later than Friday, January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Questions? Please check out the FAQ page. Email shass-mellon@mit.edu, or call the SHASS Dean's Office at 617-253-0888.
  • Online application will be available November 1, 2016.

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (DEU) - Postdoctoral Associate - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The Max Planck Institute invites applications for a full time (39 h/week) fixed-term position as Postdoctoral Associate (m/f) within its Research Group “Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law” beginning November 2016 or later.

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany, is one of 83 research institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences e.V. The Institute is dedicated to foundational research, especially in the fields of foreign private and private international law as well as the law of civil procedure. The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it among the top 5 research institutions worldwide according to the Times Higher Education Ranking.

The Max Planck Research Group “Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law” is a research unit carrying out internationally acclaimed comparative research on family and succession law in Muslim jurisdictions, making it one of the very few academic entities dedicated specifically to this field of research. Established in 2009, the unit’s research paradigm is built on three pillars: first, an interdisciplinary approach and a consideration of the law in practice; second, a comparative examination of the law within the Islamic world; and, third, a study of the influence procedural rules have on the shaping of the law. By having regard for these three pillars, a fuller and less distorted picture of family and succession law emerges that reflects the dynamics of legal developments in the examined countries.

Principal duties include:

  • pursuit of the applicant’s own academic research agenda
  • the joint authoring of scholarly articles, chapters and reports
  • assistance in the preparation of expert opinions for German courts
  • contribution to and organization of workshops and conferences

We are expecting the successful candidate to:

  • hold a PhD in Law, Middle Eastern Studies, Anthropology or in a related field inclusive of sound research expertise in legal studies or a specialization in family law as found in contemporary Muslim societies
  • present a research project related to family law and having in particular a focus on children in contemporary Muslim societies; proposals related to other areas of family or succession law will also be considered
  • have at least a working knowledge of Arabic (MSA)
  • be in residence and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Institute
  • The acquisition of German language skills is encouraged but is not a precondition for application.

What we offer:

  • reimbursement of field research expenses and financial assistance for language classes
  • financial and editorial assistance for publications
  • access to one of the leading libraries on the laws of the Muslim world

Applications should include: a cover letter and CV with a list of academic publications; a formal transcript documenting completed university courses and performance; a research proposal (3 pages max.); the names of two potential academic referees.

McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016Edit

One Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded for the academic year 2017-2018 to a promising young scholar in the Digital Humanities. The fellowship term will begin on August 1, 2017. The stipend for each Mellon fellow is $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8,500. Relocation expenses are paid up to $1,000, and fellows will have access to up to $2,500 per year to invite a visiting speaker. The fellowship is renewable once. Mellon fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. They may be asked to give a public presentation on their research. Fellows will be provided with office space and are expected to be on campus making use of McGill’s resources, particularly during the academic year.

A world-renowned university located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Montreal, Canada, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 22 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse educational environments in North America.

Eligibility: Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of the dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by June 1, 2017 will have their offer of award withdrawn.

The fellow will join the research project Laboratory for Experimental Studies in Culture, Art and Technology (LESCAT), which is a critical digital humanities initiative spearheaded by Prof. Jonathan Sterne (Principal Investigator), Prof. Carrie Rentschler, Prof. Alanna Thain, and Prof. Jenny Burman. One of these faculty members will act as postdoctoral supervisor, and the fellow will teach and be based in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies. LESCAT, which is in the process of applying for a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) infrastructure grant, is building a hub for collaboration and experimentation between critical DH scholars, artists, performers, and makers. The lab’s ten core researchers work in the areas of feminist media studies, sound studies, sensory ethnography, disability studies, media history and archaeology, new media, dance and performance studies, moving image research, urban mobile media, race and urban violence, mapping/counter-mapping, and oral history/ digital storytelling. Applicants should have an active research program in critical digital humanities.

McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016Edit

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2017-2018 to promising young scholars in the humanities. The fellowship term will begin on August 1, 2017. The stipend for each Mellon fellow is $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8,500. Relocation expenses are paid up to $1,000, and fellows will have access to up to $2,500 per year to invite a visiting speaker. The fellowship is renewable once. Mellon Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. They may be asked to give a public presentation on their research. Fellows will be provided with office space and are expected to be on campus making use of McGill’s resources, particularly during the academic year.

A world-renowned university located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Montreal, Canada, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 22 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse educational environments in North America.

Eligibility: Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. While research projects must be based in the humanities, interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of the dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by June 1, 2017 will have their offer of award withdrawn.

Eligible Departments: Anthropology (humanities-based research only); Art History and Communication Studies; East Asian Studies; English; French; History and Classical Studies; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science (political theory only); Religious Studies.

To Apply: Prior to applying, all candidates must secure support from a full-time faculty member in one of the “Eligible Departments” above, who will act as their supervisor during the fellowship tenure. An application will only be considered if it includes an endorsement letter from a proposed McGill supervisor. Please note that supervisors may only sponsor one candidate.

McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities-based Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016Edit

One Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded for the academic year 2017-2018 to a promising young scholar in humanities-based research in Indigenous Studies. The fellowship term will begin on August 1, 2017. The stipend for each Mellon fellow is $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8,500. Relocation expenses are paid up to $1,000, and fellows will have access to up to $2,500 per year to invite a visiting speaker. The fellowship is renewable once. Mellon Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. They may be asked to give a public presentation on their research. Fellows will be provided with office space and are expected to be on campus making use of McGill’s resources, particularly during the academic year.

A world-renowned university located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Montreal, Canada, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 22 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse educational environments in North America.

Eligibility: Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. While research projects must be based in the humanities, interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of the dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by June 1, 2017 will have their offer of award withdrawn.

Eligible Departments: Anthropology (humanities-based research only); Art History and Communication Studies; East Asian Studies; English; French; History and Classical Studies; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science (political theory only); Religious Studies.

To Apply: Prior to applying, all candidates must secure support from a full-time faculty member in one of the “Eligible Departments” above, who will act as their supervisor during the fellowship tenure. An application will only be considered if it includes an endorsement letter from a proposed McGill supervisor. Please note that supervisors may only sponsor one candidate.

New York University (NY) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - NYU Center for the Humanities - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016Edit

New York University and the NYU Center for the Humanities are committed to research and education that address all facets of the human experience. NYU and the Center recognize the value of a diverse community in supporting an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment. To this end, the University actively recruits, supports, and trains scholars and students from a diverse range of backgrounds. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center seeks to appoint one Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow to diversify the field of scholars in the next generation.

AWARD: The NYU Center for the Humanities will award one in-residence fellowship in 2017. Appointment is not tenure eligible and will be for one year beginning September 2017 and ending May 2018. The Fellow will design and teach a variation of the Center’s key undergraduate seminar, On Being Human, under the mentorship of a senior faculty member assigned by the Center. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the program, applicants must have: Completed their dissertation in a humanities discipline within the last three years; or be professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in fields for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Required application materials include: A cover letter; A statement of research, fellowship goals, and identification of one or more academic departments or faculty mentors, that would represent a good fit for the proposed fellowship (4-5 pages maximum); A personal statement detailing the reasons for applying for the fellowship (2-3 pages maximum); A full curriculum vitae; Three letters of reference; and One of the following: a dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how his or her professional experience prepares him or her for a faculty position (professionals) Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. NYU does not sponsor visa for this Fellowship.

  • LINK to Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/37178
  • All application materials, including letter of reference, must be received by November 14, 2016. Awards will be announced on or about February 27, 2017. Questions can be sent to: info@nyuhumanities.org

Newcastle University (UK) Humanities Research Institute Post-doctoral Research Fellow Deadline: 26 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Posts are offered in the research institutes Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP), Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) and Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR).
  • We wish to appoint an outstanding postdoctoral researcher for a three-year research fellowship hosted by the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI). The successful candidate will pursue a personal research project, contribute to the work of NUHRI more generally, and enhance the profile of humanities research both within and outside Newcastle University.
  • The NUHRI Fellowships are intended primarily to enable early career researchers to undertake a research project of their own design that will lead to an original and significant piece of publishable work. Applications will be considered from candidates working in all areas of the humanities (broadly defined). Projects that are multi- or interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome.
  • The post is full-time for three years, beginning in September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree since 1 January 2012, or be in expectation that the award will be made by 30 September 2015. Applicants should not already have held a permanent academic appointment.
  • For more information please contact Professor Matthew Grenby, Director of NUHRI: m.o.grenby@ncl.ac.uk
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  • Deadline: 26 Sept. 2016.

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2017Edit

  • The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019.
  • Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.).
  • Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor. They will also design and teach two undergraduate courses each year, over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. (Typically these will be one seminar and one lecture course, to be listed by the affiliated department.) Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.
  • Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2012. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2017. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $56,500 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.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 9, 2017. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 16, 2017. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Richards Civil War Era Center - Postdoctoral Fellowship - African-American History - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in African-American history, beginning August 2017. 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.

  • Review of materials will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position has been filled. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/66440 Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning August 2017. During their residency, fellows have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, though they may request a teaching assignment. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. 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 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. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/66446.

Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Princeton University (NJ) - Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) - Visiting Research Scholar or Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2016Edit

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral or more senior research associates for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage, but any applicant who has yet to complete the PhD must have turned in a final draft of the dissertation by July 1, 2017.

Each scholar will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary (those who hold faculty appointments at other academic institutions normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution), applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a research allowance.

Please note that (only) candidates who currently hold faculty appointments and are applying to visit CSDP for 2017-2018 while on leave from their current institution must apply directly to CSDP at http://www.princeton.edu/csdp/apply/ . All others must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu -- Requisition #1600740 and submit a cover letter (optional), CV, a 3-5 page (double-spaced) statement of research interest/research proposal, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of two references.

  • The deadline for receipt of complete applications, including letters of recommendation from those references, is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Questions? Email csdp@princeton.edu or phone Michele Epstein, Assistant Director of CSDP, 609-258-6493.

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP) - Deadline: 9 Dec. 2016Edit

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

In 2017-2018, the program will award several one-year postdoctoral or more senior research associate positions. Scholars should have defended their dissertations in the past five years. Preference will be given to scholars who are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book, or who are just beginning a second major project. Fellows are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution of residence. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

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

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in January/February 2017 and a public announcement will be made by March/April 2017.

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

Essential Qualifications: A PhD is required before starting the fellowship. The university will not be able to hire anyone for this position without a PhD. Only applicants working on some aspect of China's relations with the outside world that supports CWP's mission need apply.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

Online Application Form Opens August 15, 2016. Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016.

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 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 $84,500. 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, 2017. 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 2017.

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

1. Open Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN): Open to all 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. 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.
2. 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 the fall semester of the first two years, the Fellow will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture (Antiquity to the late Middle Ages). In the spring semester of the first year, the Fellow will offer a self-designed course in the host department or interdisciplinary Program. In the spring semester of the second and third years, the Fellow will offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate course in Humanistic Studies. This course might take a more intensive look at materials from “Approaches to Western Culture,” 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.
3. Fellowship in LGBT Studies (LGBT): Fund for Reunion (the LGBT Alumni Association of Princeton University) and the Society of Fellows are co-sponsors of a fellowship to be awarded to a scholar working on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender issues in any of the disciplines represented in the Society (see list below), and particularly in new and emerging fields. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research in any scholarly areas that will make a positive contribution toward public discourse around contemporary LGBT issues. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches only one course and devotes the final semester to full-time research. The LGBT fellow is also encouraged to share research interests with the wider campus community, with the aim of creating a sustained dialogue on issues related to LGBT equality.
4. Fellowship in Race and/or Ethnicity Studies (RACE): The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity is sponsored jointly by the offices of the President and Dean of the Faculty of Princeton University, and the Society of Fellows. The Fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and affiliated social sciences (see list below). The selection committee particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship is driven by innovative, interdisciplinary, and historical ways of thinking, including interests in pre-modern and non-western cultures. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one self-designed course each semester, either in the host department or an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research.

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, 2015 and September 15, 2016. 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, 2016, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD. Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D. degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. 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.

Application Procedures: Candidates should review carefully the following guidelines before completing the online application form and mailing the dossier materials. (We do not accept dossiers submitted electronically.)

Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching by checking the relevant boxes on the Application Form. It is not necessary to submit separate applications for each fellowship.

Candidates who have previously applied for the Society of Fellows' postdoctoral fellowships may not re-apply.

Please mail the following dossier items, single-sided, on 8.5 in. x 11 in. paper, 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.

The following dossier items (single-sided) should be mailed by the candidate: Completed application form (print-out of online 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. In addition, confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed directly to the Society by three referees, or by a dossier service, on or before the postmark deadline.

  • Mail the complete dossier by September 15, 2016 (postmark deadline) to: Princeton University, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Attention: Search Committee, 10 Joseph Henry House, Princeton, New Jersey 08544. Candidates outside the USA must use a trackable mail service to ensure prompt delivery. We recommend that candidates within the USA also ask for a tracking number when they mail their dossier.

Purdue University (IN) - Tecumseh Scholars - Postdocs for 2017-2018 - Open Until FilledEdit

Purdue University invites applicants for two postdoctoral positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. A second year of funding could be available depending upon discipline specific interests of the applicant. We seek candidates who will have completed their PhD program before August 2017, with demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution including publications. Potential college placements include: Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Krannert School of Management, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Science, or Veterinary Medicine. The Tecumseh Postdoctoral program was established to support Native American participation in the University at all levels. Scholars in this program will be expected to interact with our vibrant community of Native and Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, including participating in ongoing programs coordinated through the Purdue Native American Educational and Cultural Center (http://www.purdue.edu/naecc/). A current initiative of the NAECC is developing and strengthening existing partnerships with Native communities to better serve their students and their practical concerns. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to mainly conduct research to address fundamental questions in their area of expertise, but also to participate in the above programs by, for example, presenting and participating in seminars, and mentoring students.

The Tecumseh Scholars program was created through the Provost’s Diversity Transformation Awards, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion at Purdue University. The Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnerships at Purdue (funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) has produced 21 alumni who are now actively engaged in academia, industry, and tribal affairs across the United States. Purdue has a wide range of networking, professional development, and community engagement opportunities for postdoctoral scholars, and successful applicants will be based in a collaborating department appropriate to their disciplines. We are especially interested in candidates who are considering academic careers and who could later apply for a faculty position. Applications should include a pdf file comprised of a cover letter, CV, copies of recent publications, names and contact information of individuals for 3 reference letters, a titled statement of proposed research interests, identification of home department and potential faculty collaborators at Purdue, and a statement describing participation in diversity initiatives, and involvement in Native American communities. Salary is $50,000 plus benefits. All materials should be emailed to Professor Dawn G. Marsh (dmarsh@purdue.edu).

  • Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Rice University (TX) - 2017-18 Rice Seminar (Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

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.

The Rice Seminars are designed to promote humanistic research, broadly understood. They bring together a select group of Rice faculty members, visiting scholars, and Rice graduate students to study a common theme from several disciplinary perspectives. Funding is also available to bring in outside speakers to present public talks, provide feedback, meet with the seminar participants, participate in a year-end conference, and otherwise engage with seminar participants and the broader Rice community. The most visible goal of the seminars is a scholarly publication to which all participants will contribute. Equally important but less visible is the creation of international and interdisciplinary scholarly communities that will outlive the seminars themselves. The topic of the Rice Seminars changes each year.

For a description of the 2017-18 Rice Seminar, go to: http://hrc.rice.edu/rice-seminars/node/38

2017-18 | Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship: As an activity and a concept, forgery is immediately controversial. It calls to mind illegal, unethical, and dishonest practice, and it stirs debates over authenticity, value, authorship, and meaning. The growth of scholarship on forgery in recent decades means that a host of new questions can be applied to its study, a longstanding and crucial branch of humanistic research.
How, for example, can fresh perspectives on intentionality and meaning shift discourse on the perceived intellectual and financial value of a forged work of art? What might theories of culturally and historically determined authorship change about our understanding of the origin, creation, and function of a forged text? When is a perceived forgery not, in fact, a forgery – fraudulent, diminished, even tainted – and instead a creative act of impersonation?
This Rice Seminar will investigate these and other issues as they relate to the topic of forgery and the ancient. Scholarship on forgery touches nearly every age of history and every part of the globe, and it inevitably deals with the culture-period that the forgery references, the culture-period in which it is produced, and the culture-periods over which it is received. Consequently, the field is vast and requires an expertise that reaches across traditional scholarly boundaries of time, geography and field. We anticipate a Rice Seminar that is robustly interdisciplinary, bringing together art historians, literary critics and historians, working in a wide range of specializations.
A central part of this seminar is the role that notions of antiquity play in the drive to create, reproduce and pass works of art and text for ancient treasure and testimony. In different parts of the world, the antique begins and ends at different times, and it has diverse meanings for those who secretly recreate it. Consequently, the Seminar will cast a wide net, and it will have within its compass over three thousand years of ancient history on five continents. Furthermore, because the study of forgery necessarily involves the study of the reception of forgery, the Seminar will extend into the present. We expect that readings, invited lectures, and Seminar conference papers will reach into times, places, and fields as diverse as Ancient Mediterranean artistic production, Medieval Christian, Chinese and Islamic manuscripts, pre-Columbian and modern Latin American art, Renaissance and Neo-Classical sculpture, museum and cultural heritage studies and more.

The position is for August 15, 2017 through May 15, 2018. Fellows receive a $55,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include active participation in all aspects of the Rice Seminar, developing or continuing individual or collaborative research projects, and giving 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.

Application Materials: -Cover Letter, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the seminar -Two page CV -Research Statement (i.e., a 200 word abstract of the research project) -Research Proposal (i.e., a 1000 word description of the research project) -Course Proposal for a one-semester course for undergraduate students -Three letters of recommendation

Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017.

Rutgers University (NY) - 2017-18 Postdoctoral Associates - Center for Cultural Analysis - Medical Humanities - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2017Edit

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that explores the relationship between culture and society, on the one hand, and medical science and clinical practice, on the other. For the 2017-18 CCA seminar, we plan to gather those who share our interest in exploring what becomes possible when the realms currently governed by “the medical” and “the humanities” are allowed to intersect and overlap: faculty and graduate fellows, medical professionals, artists, writers, and distinguished guests.

The seminar will meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours on Wednesday afternoons over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. We will read and discuss scholarship related to the medical humanities, and members will circulate and present works-in-progress. In addition, distinguished guests will visit the seminar to discuss current projects and share insights and expertise.

APPLICATION DETAILS: In 2017-18, the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University will sponsor two external postdoctoral associates. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the new Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates teach one undergraduate course in a relevant department within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the 2017-18 academic year.

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/36344 and submit: Cover letter; CV; Three confidential letters of recommendation; A 250-400 word abstract of your research project; A research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages total); A detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach (1-2 pages). Applicants who have not yet completed the PhD must fulfill all degree requirements by August 1, 2017.

  • All materials must be uploaded to the Interfolio system by Jan. 9, 2017. Apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/36344. Please direct any inquiries about this search to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Center for Presidential Histories, Post Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016Edit

  • The Center for Presidential History invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in September 2017. Applicants from all fields, time-periods and topics pertaining to the American presidency, executive power, or the federal government are welcome, but are anticipated to derive from disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, literature or communications. The Center defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.
  • The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their contributions to the Center’s Collective Memory Project, a wide ranging filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows are 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 www.smu.jobs. Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply.
  • Fellows receive an annualized salary, plus benefits and funds to support independent research and travel.
  • If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.
  • Further information on the CPH and this fellowship can be found at www.smu.edu/CPH.
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN) - Deadline: 21 Sept. 2016Edit

  • To apply to this funding opportunity, the applicant must: be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by the application deadline)
  • For updates, see SSHRC 2017-2018

Swansea University (UK:Wales) - Research Assistant (Medieval History) - Deadline: 5 Oct. 2016Edit

  • This is a fixed term post until 31 December 2017.
  • The post holder will undertake research on women’s experience of legal system(s) operating in late Medieval Britain and explore a variety of legal records in order to investigate the extent to which women were able to defend their interests in medieval courts, and whether this differed according to ethnicity, place, time, or life cycle stage etc.
  • You should have a degree in Medieval History or equivalent together with the requisite language and palaeographic skills to read and interpret records produced in medieval Britain and Ireland. You should also have the ability to actively engage in and contribute to writing and publishing 3* or 4* research papers, particularly for refereed journals.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Deborah Youngs, at d.youngs@swansea.ac.uk.
  • To apply on line please go to: http://uwsweb.swan.ac.uk/jobs/en/details.aspx?nPostingId=3715&nPostingTargetId=6308&id=QN2FK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NZ5&LG=UK&mask=suint
  • Deadline: 5 Oct. 2016

Tulane University (LA) - Newcomb College Institute - Spring 2017 Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 July 2016Edit

The Newcomb College Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in women’s history for the spring 2017 semester (January 1 – July 31, 2017). We invite applicants whose research is intersectional and engages with women and politics, women and second-wave feminist organizations, women and social movements, women’s higher education, women’s health, or Southern women’s organizing within national organizations. A research focus on 20th century women’s history in the Gulf South is preferred though not required. The fellow will do his or her academic research, present his or her work at a public lecture, and join the interdisciplinary intellectual community at the Newcomb College Institute and Tulane University. We also ask the fellow to work closely with one to two undergraduate research assistants.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or closely related field. Demonstrated research interests that take a historical and intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexual, ethnic, community, and national identities interact Preferred qualifications: Research focus on 20th century women’s history in the Gulf South. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

University of Birmingham (UK) - Research Fellow, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music - Deadline: 18 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is involved in a three-year research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust on ‘Inner and Outer Exile in Fascist Germany and Spain: A Comparative Study’.
  • The Research Fellow will conduct archival and library research to help compile a translated anthology of writings by German inner and territorial exiles, comprising short prose works, poems and extracts from longer works. Besides translating the chosen texts into English, they will provide a critical apparatus, including textual notes, information on the genesis and, where applicable, reception of individual works, and biographical data. The post holder will collaborate on a common critical introduction to the jointly edited two-volume anthology, including a sketch of the censorship framework in Nazi Germany and the way censorship shaped and influenced literary activity in the two settings.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Project Leader Professor John Klapper (j.m.klapper@bham.ac.uk), from whom a more detailed project description can also be obtained.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs

University of California (USA:CA) - President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

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

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
UC Los Angeles Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UC Merced Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UC Riverside Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UC San Diego Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

2017-18 Call for applications

APPLICATION. Apply online at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu

  • DEADLINE: November 1, 2016.

University of Cambridge (UK), Christ's College - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline - 27 Oct. 2016Edit

  • The College invites applications for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subjects areas: Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; Law; Philosophy.
  • The Fellowship is tenable for four years, normally from not later than 1st October 2017, and is not renewable. Open to candidates who hold a first degree or a higher degree or who are studying for a higher degree. Candidates are advised that a Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral research who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2016.
  • The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £21,605 pa (with a PhD) and £17,703 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College.
  • Applications and referees' reports must be submitted through the College web site and received by 12:00 noon on Thursday 27th October 2016. Selected candidates may be invited to the College for interview on or around Thursday 12th January 2017.
  • Details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf
  • It should be noted that applications submitted for Archaeology or English will be considered for this and the A H Lloyd JRF but History or Modern and Medieval Languages applications will only be considered for the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship.

University of Cambridge (UK), Christ's College - AH Lloyd Stipendary Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2016Edit

  • The College invites applications for an A H Lloyd stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas: Archaeology; English; History; Modern and Medieval Languages. The Fellowship is tenable for four years, normally from not later than 1st October 2017, and is not renewable.
  • Open to candidates who hold a first degree, or a higher degree or who are studying for a higher degree. Candidates are advised that a Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2016.
  • The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £21,605 pa (with a PhD) and £17,703 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College.
  • Applications and referees' reports must be submitted through the College web site and received by 12:00 noon on Thursday 27th October 2016. Selected candidates may be invited to the College for interview on or around Thursday 12th January 2017.
  • Details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf
  • It should be noted that applications submitted for Archaeology or English will be considered for this and the Stipendiary JRF, however History or Modern and Medieval Languages applications will only be considered for the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship.

University of Cambridge (UK), Emmanuel College - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 6 Oct. 2016Edit

  • The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject and one stipendiary Alan Wilson Research Fellowship in the biological or medical sciences; all four Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2017.
  • 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, 2015. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • For further details please visit resfell.emma.cam.ac.uk/rf_2017
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 17.00 BST on Thursday 6 October, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Classice - Research Associate (Archaeology) - Deadline: 23 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.
  • The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The post is to provide assistance to Professor Martin Millett during his tenure as Head of the university's School of Arts and Humanities. It is open to those with a primary research interest in the landscape archaeology of Roman period.
  • The successful applicant will benefit from the world-class facilities offered by the University and the generous support of research and teaching provided by the Faculty. The Faculty currently teaches approx. 250 undergraduates reading Classics (all of whom study both Greek and Latin language to degree level) and almost 100 graduate students (reading for Masters and doctoral degrees). It is one of the leading international centres in Classics, with some 40 teachers in Faculty and College posts. The successful candidate will be expected to work with Professor Millett on a series of fieldwork and other archaeological publication projects.
  • Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:
  • PhD in archaeology or a closely related subject.
  • Knowledge and experience of academic publication.
  • Ability to handle archaeological texts in modern western European languages.
  • Ability to use computer graphics (eg. Illustrator, CAD) and GIS programs (eg. ArcMap).
  • Experience of archaeological excavation and post-excavation analysis.
  • Experience of archaeological survey (geophysics and topography).
  • Willingness to develop skills using new survey equipment and software
  • UK driving license.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11307. 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.
  • For further information about this post please click on the 'Further particulars' link below. Further particulars may also be obtained from www.classics.cam.ac.uk or from the Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (tel: 01223 735193 or e-mail: administrator@classics.cam.ac.uk).
  • You will need to attach a CV, cover letter and a sample of written work to your application. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Faculty Administrator to reach the Faculty by the closing date.
  • Please quote reference GE09990 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Closing date: Noon of Friday 23 September 2016
  • Planned interview date: Friday 14 October 2016

University of Cambridge (UK) - Faculty of Classics - Research Associate - Deadline: noon 12 Sept. 2016Edit

  • The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance
  • Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded 'Impact of the Ancient City' project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available
  • This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric through the selection of case studies in the western Mediterranean, especially North Africa, Spain and southern France, a region in which the post-antique development became highly complex with the progressive divorce between a Christian northern Europe and an Islamic North Africa, with Andalusia as a contested frontier zone
  • The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10934. 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.
  • For further information about this post please click on the 'Further particulars' link below. Further particulars may also be obtained from www.classics.cam.ac.uk or from the Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (tel: 01223 335193 or e-mail: administrator@classics.cam.ac.uk).
  • You will need to attach a CV, cover letter and a sample of written work to your application. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Faculty Administrator by the closing date.
  • Please quote reference GE09650 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: noon 12 Sept. 2016.

University of Cambridge (UK), Jesus College - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 23 Aug. 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for three Research Fellowships, one to be held in Sciences, including scientific studies in the fields of Geography, Archaeology and Anthropology, and two in the Arts and Social Sciences. The Fellowships are fixed-term three year Research Fellowships normally commencing on 1 October 2017, though there may be grounds for a different starting date as described in the further particulars posted on http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/fellows-staff/vacancies/.
  • The Fellowships are intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than four years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered. The College is prepared to consider exceptions to these criteria and candidates have the opportunity to present a case for this during the application process.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale and will start from £20,989. The College is able to assist in the provision of housing, subject to availability.
  • The application process is available online at https://jrf.jesus.cam.ac.uk from Tuesday 26 July 2016. Applications must be received by 1pm on Tuesday 23 August 2016. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit one copy of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words by Monday 10 October 2016. Candidates will not normally be called for interview. The College is an equal opportunities employer.

University of Cambridge (UK) King's College, Junior Research Fellowships - Urban Studies, Gender Studies - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Gender Studies
  • King’s College invites applications from individuals who are completing or have completed a relevant doctorate for one or more four-year Junior Research Fellowship/s in interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Candidates may come from any disciplinary background but will be expected to propose future projects that engage with issues of gender in ways that transcend any individual discipline.
  • Human security, liberty, political voice, economic status, education, health, freedom of expression, access to markets and public spaces, institutional practices (for example) as well as all forms of interpersonal relations and representation, are fundamentally shaped by gender. The pace of technological development in the last twenty years has transformed human relations in every context – public, institutional, workplace, and private – raising old issues in heightened ways and creating issues not previously anticipated. All of this has made fresh methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding the place of gender in human behaviour and societies both possible and urgent. Yet it continues to be the case that much work on gender is hampered by disciplinary isolation. Those who pioneer more sensitive analysis of gendered representation in, for example, art or literature often work apart from those whose work lies in philosophy or international relations – while the very real implications of such relations within STEM subjects for the advancement of science are frequently studied by scholars who work apart from each of these.
  • The ideal candidate for these Junior Research Fellowships will have a strong background in a particular discipline within the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences but will be proposing to develop their research by engaging with work outside their own home discipline. There is great and varied interest in Gender Studies throughout the College community, from undergraduates through graduate students to the Fellowship. The successful candidate/s will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community and with the University’s Centre for Gender Studies, which will provide a link into the wider University network of interested researchers.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2017 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2015).
  • The closing date for applications is 9 am on Thursday, 15th September.
  • Urban Studies
  • King’s College wishes to appoint with effect from 1st October 2017 one or more Junior Research Fellow/s with a research interest in the social and cultural life of cities and intellectual curiosity concerning the synergies between socio-cultural anthropology, human geography and architecture.
  • The competition is not limited to any region of the world. Possible themes, which are not exclusive, include: migration and emerging patterns of socio-demographic change; inequality and exclusion in cities; urban social movements and enclaves; religiosity and post-secular urbanism; new and emergent urban spaces; different modes of infrastructure provision; informal economies and their possibilities for innovation; the articulation and inscription of urban myths; network-oriented studies of connectivity / discontinuity among urban residents; bio-political dimensions to urban life; human subjectivity and changing patterns of intimacy in everyday life.
  • For several years King’s has invested in the study of cities. Several Fellows, especially in Anthropology, Architecture and Human Geography, have an interest in urban research and there have been recent appointments to a Junior Research Fellowship in urban history and a College Research Associate position on urban ecology and environments. A Junior Research Fellowship in social and cultural aspects of the contemporary city provides an exciting opportunity to complement and expand research in this field.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates should have completed a PhD in social anthropology, human geography, sociology, politics, architectural theory or a cognate field, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2017 (i.e. the PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2015).
  • The closing date for applications is 9 am on Thursday, 15th September.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Newnham College - Research Fellowship, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2016Edit

  • Newnham College, Cambridge invites applications from women graduates of any university for a Research Fellowship in subjects falling within the general field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.
  • The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship is a stipendiary or non-stipendiary research fellowship, open to graduates working in a field covered by one of the following Faculties of the University of Cambridge: Architecture, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity, History, History of Art. Further information about these Faculties may be obtained from the University of Cambridge’s Website: www.cam.ac.uk. Newnham research students in the whole field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences may apply, regardless of the subject listing.
  • Application information may be obtained from the College’s website: http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships/ and applications must be submitted on-line via the Application Information document to be found there.
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2016

University of Cambridge (UK) - Peterhouse College, Research Fellowships - Deadline: 19 Sept. 2016Edit

  • The Governing Body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the College, and others, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2017.
  • Candidates must by 1 October 2017 have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification or equivalent. They should be capable of performing unsupervised post-graduate research. Candidature is also restricted to those who commenced full-time research work on a Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 October 2013. Furthermore, candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
  • The electors will make a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.
  • The annual remuneration of a Research Fellow is at present £23,631 (non-resident in College) or £20,923 (resident), with an annual research allowance of up to £1,328. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D., the College may pay certain approved University fees. Research Fellows are expected to engage in full time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the Common Table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed. Up to one year’s absence may be granted.
  • Full details of the salary, benefits and applications procedure can be found at www.resfell.pet.cam.ac.uk.
  • The closing date for receipt of electronic applications is 19 September 2016.

University of Cambridge (UK), St John's College - Research Fellowship in Historical & Philosophical Studies - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

  • 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 2015. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • For details please see http://research-fellowships.joh.cam.ac.uk
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 17.00 BST on Monday 3 October 2016.

University of Cambridge (UK), St John's College - Research Fellowship in History of Art - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

  • 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 2015. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • For details please see http://research-fellowships.joh.cam.ac.uk
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 17.00 BST on Monday 3 October 2016.

University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows - Harper and Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016Edit

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; Greece and Rome: Texts, Traditions, Transformations; 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; Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Social Science Inquiry. 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 these sequences see: https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/page/social-sciences-course-descriptions

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, 2017. 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 2017-18 will be $67,650. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2017.

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, 2016.

  • On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 14, 2016. Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 28, 2016. This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.

University of Hertfordshire (UK) - Senior Research Assistant, School of Humanities - Deadline: 28 Aug. 2016Edit

  • Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) on a one-year fixed term contract
  • The History Group in the School of Humanities is seeking to appoint to the above temporary post, with effect from 1 October 2016.
  • Applications are invited for a 1.0 FTE Senior Research Assistant in History on a one-year fixed-term contract. The successful applicant will spend 0.6 of their time supporting and assisting the AHRC Everyday Day Lives in War Centre, and 0.4 of their time supporting other research activities in the History Group, including developing grant applications. The post will concern administrative tasks and day-to-day project management working with a very supportive and collaborative academic team.
  • A PhD in History or a related field is desirable but not essential.
  • More information about History at the University of Hertfordshire can be found on the website: http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/history
  • For information on the AHRC Everyday Lives in in War Centre see: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/
  • Informal enquiries about the post should be directed to the forthcoming Head of History, Dr Ciara Meehan (c.meehan2@herts.ac.uk).
  • Interviews will be held in mid-September 2016
  • Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies

University of London, School of Advanced Study (UK) -Early Career Lecturer in Urban History after 1800 - Deadline: 16 Oct 2016Edit

  • 2-year Early Career Lectureship (research focus) in Urban History after 1800, ideally to begin Jan. 2017
  • The appointee will be attached to the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), which promotes research on the history of cities, with London a particular focus of its work
  • The appointee will be expected to attract eternal funding to support their research. S/he will be expected to play a significant role in enhancing the IHR’s role in research promotion and facilitation through the development of networks and events such as workshops and conferences, and in contributing to research training programmes. The postholder will be expected contribute where appropriate to the supervision of PhD students, as well as relevant masters programmes, but the emphasis of the post is on research facilitation and promotion, rather than teaching.
  • To apply for this position, please submit your CV and Covering letter by clicking the apply button
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2016

University of London, Warburg Institute (UK) - Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History - Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016Edit

  • The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition - in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.
  • The Institute is offering a number of Frances A. Yates Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. Typically the Fellowships will be awarded from 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.*
  • The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2011. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, candidates must make a clear case in their application for any modification of this general rule.
  • To apply for this role, applications must be made using the application form which can be downloaded by clicking the button below. Applications must be completed in English and uploaded by the position deadline which is Friday 2 December 2016.
  • The application form asks you to provide the following:
  • 1. The names and addresses of two people who have agreed to write a reference in support of your application. We prefer to receive references in English but if necessary will accept references only in French, Italian, Spanish or German. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask his/her two referees to supply letters of reference, and it is strongly advised that referees are contacted well in advance. References must be emailed by your referees as Word or PDF document attachments (on headed paper, signed and scanned) direct to ulrecruit@london.ac.uk and the applicant’s surname must appear in the subject line of the email. The deadline for references to be received at ulrecruit@london.ac.uk is midnight (GMT) on Friday, 2 December 2016.
  • 2. An outline of proposed research (of not more than 800 words) and the title of your research project. You should explain how your research project would benefit from being carried out at the Warburg Institute and from having access to the Institute’s resources. The project must be achievable within the Fellowship period.
  • 3. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including e-mail address), present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, publications. Please ensure that you include the start and end dates for all positions/scholarships/study periods/funding etc held.
  • Candidates should not submit publications or written work with their application. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted in late January 2017 and will be invited to send material at that stage.
  • Applications must be uploaded to the University's online recruitment system no later than midnight on Friday, 2 December 2016.

University of Maryland (MD) - Postdoctoral Positions - Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture - Deadline: 22 July 2016Edit

The University of Maryland is offering two Postdoctoral positions in the fields of Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture. Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral program in African American Studies, Art History, United States Labor History, United States or Global Migration Studies, Digital Media, Historical and Cultural Visualization, or a related field in the past five years. These are full-time, professional-track faculty appointments for two years connected to our Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative “Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture” ( AADHum). The 12-month salary for these positions is $70,000, including full benefits. Additional funding is available for conference travel and professional development.

The AADHum postdocs in the fields of Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture provide exciting opportunities to contribute to a major interdisciplinary initiative at one of the nation’s highest-ranked public research universities, as well as to gain skills and knowledge related to emerging, innovative areas of research and teaching. Through these positions, the AADHum initiative seeks to advance and expand the fields of digital humanities and African American history and cultural studies, and to develop and diversify the pipeline for the next generation of scholars and professionals who foster engagement at this intersection.

Roles & Responsibilities: With supervision and guidance provided by the leadership of the AADHum initiative, the postdocs will work closely with faculty and researchers in their field of expertise, for example, with the Center for Global Migration Studies, or with the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Postdocs will each participate in and help coordinate the Digital Humanities Incubator training sessions for faculty and students; provide mentorship and research leadership to graduate assistants working in support of the project; and design a two-semester course sequence that engages first-year students with research questions involving African American labor, migration, and artistic expression that are tractable to digital tools and methods. These questions will be pursued through use of our testbed collections, including onsite, hands-on work at the Center for Global Migration Studies, the Driskell Center, and the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive.

The ideal candidates will have both relevant academic training as well as experience with content management and digital humanities project development. Postdocs will be expected to continue to develop their ongoing research within a field of study compatible with the AADHum initiative. Opportunities to lead, engage, or collaborate in workshops, seminars, presentations, and publications will be strongly encouraged and supported.

Required: Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in African American Studies, Art History, United States Labor History, United States or Global Migration Studies, Digital Media, Historical and Cultural Visualization, Cultural Studies or a related field, Terminal degree conferred May 2011 or later, and before start date for this position, Demonstrable strong scholarly research focus on African American history and culture, Practical understanding of the research process and research data lifecycle, Experience or familiarity with using digital media as part of teaching or research, Strong organizational and documentation skills, Ability to engage with people in new settings as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Willingness to participate in teaching and training initiatives related to the postdoc or area of research.

Desired: Excellent skills in project management, workflow design and management, teaching and outreach, communication and collaboration with faculty members, Experience designing and implementing databases for scholarly projects, Experience coordinating and promoting programs and/or services, Working knowledge of various content management systems, Familiarity with markup and metadata standards associated with Digital Humanities projects.

Local Guidance and Professional Development Support: Postdocs will work in close collaboration with faculty and staff from the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy, the two core centers for the AADHum initiative. One of the premier digital humanities centers in the world, MITH will provide mentoring in best practices for data curation, data modeling, project development, and training, along with working knowledge of advanced methods and tools for data analytics. Launched in late 2013, the Center for Synergy has already been recognized as on the cutting edge of public humanities, successfully conceptualizing and building collaborative projects between Arts and Humanities scholars, other disciplines and external communities. The center received one of the first NEH Humanities in the Public Square grants for its Baltimore Stories project, in which humanists work alongside citizens to examine the roles of narratives in the life of a major American city. The Center for Synergy will provide mentoring in best practices for developing vibrant intellectual communities, both in the form of innovative curriculum and in the form of engaging public programming, from the micro-level of reading groups to the macro-level of a national conference.

Opportunities for archival work in the rich research collections at the University of Maryland will also be key components of the postdoc experience. The archives of the David C. Driskell Collection document the creation and curation of the largest academic holdings of African American art and art from the African diaspora. The George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO archives are the official repository for records of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), selected records of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and the merged American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

  • To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to aadhum-postdocs@umd.edu . For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than July 22, 2016. Review will continue until the position is filled. Start date to be negotiated, but no later than February 1, 2017. For complete information about the position, please visit: http://go.umd.edu/AADHumPostDocs

University of Michigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017Edit

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 2017-18. 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 instructions: Candidates will be required to submit:

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.

Application link available at https://www.ii.umich.edu/wced/postdoctoral-fellows.html.

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, 2015.

NOTES: 3 openings.

Additional Salary Information: Plus $2,000 in research funds, and eligibility for U-M health, dental, and life insurance options (beginning September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018). Fellows have full access to U-M library resources.

  • Fellowship applications must be received by January 15, 2017, 11:59 pm EST. Applicants will be notified in March 2017.

University of Michigan (MI) - Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2017Edit

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is pleased to announce the LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. This opportunity is open to scholars in the humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects. Two fellows are selected biennially for two-year terms.

Eligibility: Research topics can cover any historical period of China - including contemporary China - and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five (5) years beyond receipt of the PhD. Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor). University of Michigan doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Program requirements: The fellowship appointment begins in September 2017 and concludes in August 2019. 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. The China Understandings Today (CUT) series, published by the University of Michigan, reserves the first right of refusal for any manuscripts produced during the Fellowship appointment. Stipend and benefits:

Total stipend for fellowship duration: US$45,000 for each year of the fellowship (two-year appointment). Fellowship recipients and their dependents will be eligible for University of Michigan health-insurance and health-savings benefits. Up to US$10,000 of research funding is available to each fellow during the post-doctoral appointment (budget submission required in order to begin use of funds).

  • Application deadline is February 1, 2017. Candidates are required to apply via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/36805). The required documents are (a) a current CV; (b) a research and/or writing plan for the appointment year; (c) a recent writing sample; (d) two letters of reference; (e) evidence of English proficiency for applicants without native command of English. Applicants will retain the ability to edit submitted material until the application deadline by selecting “Edit” on the user dossier page of Interfolio. Notifications will be made by April 15, 2017.

University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows - Deadline: 27 Sept. 2016Edit

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 outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, the humanities, and in the professional schools.

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, 2014 and September 1, 2017. 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 8, 2016. See full guidelines here: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu/the-fellowship/application-guidelines/

  • The application deadline is Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities (MN) - Post Doc Social Sciences Data Curation Specialist, in the University Libraries - Rolling ReviewEdit

The University of Minnesota Libraries offer a two-year post-doctoral position for a Social Sciences Data Curation Specialist.  The Specialist will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries in developing and sustaining new models of support for campus research related to social science data curation, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, collaboration on a global scale, and intensive use of technology.  The Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, and service-oriented post-doctoral fellow who will demonstrate innovative thinking and a proactive approach to supporting research and scholarship in social sciences and professional programs.   We seek an individual who will be an active participant in collaborative projects and an enthusiastic leader for programs that will shape the development and sustainability of social sciences data curation and academic library services.  This post-doctoral fellow will report to the Director of Social Sciences and Professional Programs in the Libraries’ Research and Learning Division and closely collaborate with the Research Data Services Lead.  This position will also work closely with research support specialists throughout the Libraries’ Research and Learning, Health Sciences Libraries, and Data and Technology divisions.

The Social Sciences Data Curation Specialist has a unique opportunity to build and strengthen the Libraries’ role within social sciences data curation on the University of Minnesota campus through working closely with scholars--faculty and students--and those in support units across the University, including the Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) team, the U-Spatial Data Analyst/Curator (geospatial data), and the TerraPopulus team (an NSF DataNet project awarded to the University of Minnesota focusing on the integration of census and land use data).  While the focus of this position will be on social sciences data as a whole, opportunities related to the specific research focus for deeper scholarly engagement will be informed by the appointed fellow’s background, experience, and interest, as well as current research support and collaboration opportunities.

University of Oxford, All Souls College (UK) - Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Deadline: 9 Sept. 2016Edit

  • All Souls College invites applications for up to five Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in the following subjects: Life Sciences; Theoretical Physical Sciences (broadly defined); Classical Studies; Modern Languages; Literature in English; and Philosophy. Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College. The Fellowship are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable.
  • The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research. But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates after 1 August 2014 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2017. (The successful candidates must have completed their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships.) Candidates must be able to demonstrate both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers.
  • For further particulars and to complete the on-line application, see the Appointments section of the College’s website: http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 9 Sept. 2016 with references due 16 Sept.
  • intend to interview Friday, 13 January and Saturday, 14 January 2017, with election 21 Jan.

University of Oxford (UK), Faculty of English Language and Literature - Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Postcolonial Text, World Form - Deadline: 26 Aug. 2016Edit

  • This full-time post is offered from 1 December 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed term of 10 months.
  • The post arises from an OUP John Fell Fund major award to Professor Elleke Boehmer for the research project ‘Postcolonial Text, World Form’, and will provide essential academic and technical support to the project. ‘Postcolonial Text, World Form’ explores how selected Black British fictions, auto-fictions and poems shape and inform readers’ perceptions of the contemporary world. The innovative critical-creative pathway this project pursues is to reflect upon and intervene in the representational, mimetic and exoticizing assumptions built into this criticism, through which ‘otherness’ is always located elsewhere. It will investigate Black British writing instead as a dynamic cultural and imaginative medium through which new ways of thinking about Britain (and Britain in the world) as diverse, inclusive and heterogeneous are developed and implemented.
  • The RA’s work will include essential data collection, especially gathering, organising and summarising data from the leading British review papers for 2000 - 2015, showing whether and how critics, editors and other cultural commentators in this period described and identified Black British writers as British. The RA will carry out independent research on a postcolonial topic related to at least one of the workshop panel topics, and develop this into a research article with the PI’s mentorship. The RA will also act as facilitator on the project, and will be responsible for assisting the PI with convening the discussion panels and interviews, designing and maintaining the website, and liaising with the University podcasting team to record, generate and edit the AV materials.
  • Applicants should possess a doctorate in English literature or a related discipline (which must have been awarded by the time the individual takes up the post); an established or developing track record of research in the field of postcolonial literature in English and world literature in English, including experience of archival and book historical research; a good knowledge of postcolonial and world literature in English and related literary criticism and theory; experience of working with online resources, including podcasts and other digital resources; experience of website design; experience of working with archives as well as digital resources; effective presentation skills and experience of event organization; the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings; and excellent comput er skills including Word, Excel, design software (especially the Adobe suite), and WordPress and/or other CMS.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=124606
  • The RA will be based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).
  • Applications (which should include a CV and supporting statement) should be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 26 August 2016. Two references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

University of Oxford (UK) - Research Fellow, Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility - Deadline: 5 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Philosophy to conduct research and related activities for the ERC Advanced Grant Research Project Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies (the ‘Project’) under the supervision and direction of Professor Seumas Miller (Principal Investigator). The Fellow will conduct research at the interface between the international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism.
  • The post is fixed-term for 4 years from the date of appointment which is anticipated to be October 2016. The multi-disciplinary Project is hosted partly at the University of Oxford and partly at Delft University of Technology but this post is fully located in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy; the Director of the Uehiro Centre is Professor Julian Savulescu.
  • The postholder will conduct collaborative research in moral philosophy, applied ethics and international law relevant to the Project’s research themes. Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Miller and literature reviews, the postholder will also participate in other project activities such as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, public engagement, development of collaborations and other occasional duties.
  • The postholder is to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy by the start date. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and proven track record in publishing articles in philosophy with a specialism relevant to the Project. Experience of working at the interface of international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism is desirable.
  • Applications must be made online no later than 12.00 midday on 5 September 2016.
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=124487

University of Oxford, Magdalen College (UK) - Fellowship by Examination - Deadline: 13 Oct. 2016Edit

  • The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows (JRF)).
  • Candidates should have an Honours degree or equivalent qualification and have completed, or be near to completing, a doctorate or other post-graduate research. The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their research. Candidates must not have completed more than four years in aggregate of research-based graduate study, including any postdoctoral study, by 31 July 2016. Years spent taking taught courses as part of a Master’s or Doctoral programme are not included in this total.
  • Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £21,850 per annum. During the first two years of appointment, the Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College, and for all three years of appointment is entitled to: free lunches and dinners in College; a research allowance; single or partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £15,000 per annum. Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and his/her research base must be in Oxford.
  • Main duties and responsibilities: Independent research in an academic subject.
  • Skills and experience required: Research experience in an academic subject.
  • Applications should be made electronically at www.magd.ox.ac.uk/job-vacancies/. The closing date is UK time 12 noon Thursday 13 October 2016, and applications must be completed on or before that time.
  • The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College's own teaching needs.

University of Oxford, New College (UK) - Weston Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy - Deadline: 19 Sept. 2016Edit

  • The college invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter based in New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in Philosophy and will have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post, and may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment.
  • The formal selection criterion for the post is scholarship that demonstrates a substantial contribution to the subject, or potential for such, with an ability to communicate ideas.
  • This junior research fellowship is intended for researchers at an early stage in their career who show outstanding ability and potential in their chosen field. Applicants will be expected to have a first degree in a subject area appropriate to the fellowship, normally at First Class honours level, and to have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post.
  • The fellowship carries a stipend of £21,050 p.a. (subject to review). The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme, the fellow contributing 8% of the stipend and the college 18%.
  • Fellows are entitled to a housing allowance (currently £1,950 p.a.) or to live in college if suitable rooms are available. Fellows are entitled to free lunch and dinner at the common table when this is available, a research and book allowance (£1,275 p.a.) and an entertainment allowance (£215 p.a.).
  • Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the college’s website at http://www.new.ox.ac.uk/weston-junior-research-fellowship-philosophy, or from the Academic Registrar, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (tel: 01865 279596; email: tuition@new.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday 19 September 2016.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - Jewish Culture and the Natural World - 2017-18 Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

During the 2017–2018 fellowship year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies seeks to ask new questions about the history of science, medicine and technology from the perspective of Jewish culture.

This year will explore the theories, institutions, and paradigms that shaped how Jews have studied nature, and the ideas, applications, and cultural and religious consequences that emerged from such study. The fellowship is open to scholars working on particular thinkers, texts or theories, as well as research projects that frame the subject in relation to Classical, Christian, Muslim, or secular approaches.

This theme spans the entirety of Jewish history, and encompasses the history of science, the anthropology of science, philosophy, philology, and environmental studies, among other potentially relevant fields. This theme shall embrace an interdisciplinary and comparative approach and encourages projects within fields of inquiry that bear on how Jews have understood, interacted with, or sought to intervene into nature. This could include but is not limited to: astrology, magic and other esoteric forms of knowledge, medieval and early modern natural philosophy, Zionism and its impact on scientific and medical practice, contemporary research in genetics, as well as mathematics and technology. Among the larger questions that fellows might address are:

How have Jews conceived, studied, and talked about nature and the natural world in different historical periods?
In what ways has Jewish scientific engagement in nature been shaped by religious belief and practice?
What is the relationship between science and Halakhah, or between science and Jewish religious thought?
What can be learned by reframing Jewish engagement in nature within a broader context? What insights can be gleaned by comparing Jewish scientific interest with Islamic, Christian, or modern secular science? To what extent has science or medicine served as a medium of interaction and exchange with non-Jewish communities?
What can one learn about Jewish engagement in science by attending to the practices and institutions of scientific culture (e.g., universities, medical schools) or by examining the social and discursive practices of science?
How has Zionism shaped Jewish medical and scientific activity or vice versa?

ELIGIBILITY. 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 who will have received their Ph.D. before the start date of the fellowship.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded either for a full academic year or one semester (fall or spring). Stipend amounts are based on financial need and academic standing.

  • The deadline for applications is OCTOBER 31, 2016.
  • The Katz Center is currently upgrading its application portal. Applications will be accepted beginning in mid-July 2016. Please check back at that time or direct questions to Carrie Love, program administrator, at carrielo@upenn.edu.
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2016-2017

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Penn Humanities Forum - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 2017-18 (Theme: AFTERLIVES) - Deadline: 15 Oct 2016Edit

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2017-2018 academic year on the general theme of AFTERLIVES. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (no more than eight years out of doctorate, with degree between 12/2008 and 12/2016). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for 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 fellowship year: August 1 - May 31. Stipend: $53,000 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3000 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Please do NOT email your application, c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance, and those submissions and questions will not be considered. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Please also note that if you will defend your graduate thesis any time after December 2016, you are NOT eligible to apply, and NO exceptions will be considered.

Downloadable application form (required), full fellowship guidelines, and 'AFTERLIVES' topic description: http://phf.upenn.edu.

  • Application deadline: October 15, 2016.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Price Lab Fellowship in Digital Humanities - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016Edit

The Price Lab invites applications for the 2017–2018 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2008 and December 2016. The DH Fellow is required to spend the ten-month academic year (August 2017 – May 2018) 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.

The fellowship will in some cases be renewable for a second year.

University of Sheffield (UK) - Research Associate (History) - Deadline: 12 Oct. 2016Edit

  • The post holder will work on a project titled Protest as democratic practice: peace movements in southern Europe, 1975-1990. The key objective of the project is to analyse anti-nuclear and anti-militarist peace protests in selected southern European countries during the late 1970s and 1980s and the focus will be on Greece, Spain and Italy.
  • Fixed-term for a period of 2 years
  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for Research Associates to work in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Science in English, History, Urban Studies & Planning and the Sheffield Institute for International Development.
  • The posts offer excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips. Candidates must have, or be close to completing, a PhD or have equivalent experience; as well as a good track record of successful research writing. In addition to this, candidates need to have experience of and skills in conducting research relevant to the project. Experience and knowledge of interdisciplinary research and funded research projects is highly desirable.
  • You collaborate with the project leaders in conducting empirical research with regard to Italy and Spain, preparing an international conference on the topic, and writing-up the findings of the project in articles for peer-reviewed journals.
  • You will have or be close to completing a PhD, experience of using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and a good track record of successful research writing. Experience of and skills in inter-disciplinary research are essential.
  • Deadline: 12 Oct. 2016

University of Sussex (UK) - Research Fellow in Mass Observation Studies - Deadline: 23 Sept. 2017Edit

  • The Trustees of the Mass Observation Archive in conjunction with the Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) wish to appoint to a twelve-month fixed term, non-renewable, fellowship in Mass Observation Studies. Funded by the Trustees of the Mass Observation Archive, the fellowship aims to support candidates in the immediate post-doctoral period in developing publications and engaging in individual or collaborative research activity that will explore the synergies and potentials of the Mass Observation Archive in the context of Digital Humanities.
  • The post holder’s discipline may broadly align with any of two of the SHL Schools: The School of Media, Film and Music (MFM) orThe School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP).Cross-disciplinary skills are welcome. The post-holder will be mentored by a member of the SHL associated with the appropriate School. The post will be physically based in the appropriate School with access to the facilities and expertise available in the SHL, including access to the expertise and technologies of the Department of Informatics’ TAG laboratory, where a number of SHL team members are based. They will also be provided with access and support from the Mass Observation Archive at The Keep.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to employ methods available in the digital humanities (such as, but not limited to, topic modelling, network analysis, text and data mining) in order to investigate a substantive topic within the MOA. We are especially interested in the following topics:
  • Childhood
  • Technology
  • Media change
  • Emotions
  • The fellow will be expected to define a topic and undertake research that can be completed within the 12 months of the fellowship, including the production of a digital output, and submission of work for publication.
  • For the SHL the fellow will be expected to play a full role in the Labs activities, to present at least one lecture and one workshop to the SHL, and engage constructively with other SHL faculty.
  • For the Mass Observations Archive the successful candidate will be expected to
  • Deliver at least two workshops/lectures during this period. Themes will be outlined by research undertaken but may include digital humanities scholarship, research methodology or uses of archival data.
  • Present their research project to the Mass Observation Trustees either by written report or in attendance at Mass Observation Archive Trust meeting as appropriate.
  • Contribute to teaching activities relating to the Mass Observation Archive within the context of their relevant discipline/School for a maximum of two hours per week in term time.
  • Fellows are expected to participate fully in the broader development of Mass Observation studies at Sussex and at The Keep. They will also be offered opportunities to acquire teaching experience in a supportive, well-resources, and technologically sophisticated environment.
  • Deadline: 23 Sept. 2016

University of Toronto (CAN) - Jackman Humanities Institute - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-2019 - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

Call for Applications: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-2019

Applications will be accepted starting on Monday 12 September 2016 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. Up to 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 2017–2018 is INDELIBLE VIOLENCE: SHAME, RECONCILIATION, AND THE WORK OF APOLOGY: Performances of reconciliation and apology attempt to erase violence that is arguably indelible. What ideological and therapeutic work does reconciliation do, under whose authority, for whose benefit, and with what limits? What would it mean to acknowledge the role of shame? How might the work of truth and reconciliation commissions be compared to other ways of shifting relations from violence and violation to co-existence? How does the work of apology stabilize social identities, conditions, and relations and how do indelible traces of violence work for and against those conditions, identities and relations?

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 2014 — 1 May 2017 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 2017 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 2014 are ineligible. Degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto are ineligible.

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are open to citizens of all states. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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 12 September 2016).

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 of about 30 pages)

All documents must be in Word or .pdf format. The size limit for each of your four documents is 4mb. If you try to upload a file that is 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 “pending”, we are waiting for a dossier or reference letters. Your dossier and/or letters of reference should be received by 1 December 2016. 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 Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Faxed, emailed, and paper applications will not be considered. Questions? Contact: Robert Gibbs, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute (416)-978-7415.

University of Toronto (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2016Edit

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto offers two, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships to support advanced research in Jewish Studies. The positions will run July 1, 2017–June 30, 2019. Applicants must have completed their doctoral dissertations by July 1, 2017 on a topic related to the history, culture, literature, or thought of the Jewish people. The successful candidate will receive a fellowship of $45,000 (CAD) per year as well as up to an additional $1,500 to support participation in academic conferences. The Fellows will spend the 2017–18 and 2018–19 academic years at the University of Toronto, during which time they are expected to continue their research; deliver a public lecture; teach one course in each of the two terms; and contribute to the intellectual life of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Applicants from foreign as well as Canadian universities are welcome.

  • Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest that describes the candidate's research project; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement of teaching interests, including proposals for two undergraduate courses; (4) a writing sample, not to exceed 8,000 words. These materials should be emailed to the Centre's administrator, Ms. Emily Springgay, at cjs.toronto@utoronto.ca by October 28, 2016. By this date, applicants must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in sealed envelopes to: Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, Room 218, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2M8.

University of Warwick (UK) - Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy - Deadline: 13 Sept. 2016Edit

  • The University of Warwick is seeking to appoint a full-time, 2-year postdoctoral research fellow based at the Department of Philosophy, as part of the interdisciplinary research project ‘Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology’, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • The successful candidate will be a member of the Research Project team, together with the Principal Investigator Professor Christoph Hoerl, the Co-Investigator Professor Teresa McCormack (Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast), and a further postdoctoral research fellow in psychology, to be appointed in January 2018.
  • The successful candidate will conduct research that contributes to the work of the Research Project, and in particular will prepare research articles, conference presentations and website content on his or her research, assist in the design and interpretation of empirical experiments, co-organise two workshops that will form the basis for two edited volumes, and help co-ordinate the project’s public engagement and impact activities. He or she will be able to assume responsibilities as soon as possible after the 1st January 2017.
  • All applications must be made online and accompanied by a CV, covering letter and a writing sample (of no more than 8000 words).
  • Please note: references may be requested prior to shortlisting.
  • We would particularly welcome applications from female candidates and those from a minority ethnic background, as they are currently under represented within the department.
  • Deadline: 13 Sept. 2016


University of Warwick & University of Leeds (two posts) Research Fellowship, Centre for Study of the Renaissance - Deadline: 11 Sept. 2016Edit

  • Three-year Research Fellowship (one of two available posts: one at Warwick; one at Leeds) within AHRC-funded research project ‘‘Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650).
  • Please note on your cover letter whether you are applying for both the Warwick and Leeds position or just the Warwick position.
  • This is a collaborative research project funded for 3 years, starting 1 January 2017, by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project aims to reconstruct the corpus of Italian Petrarch commentary and exegesis and to provide analysis in terms of genres, contents (including paratextual materials), readerships, and contexts in a variety of settings – academies, courts, universities, coteries of scholars, the print shop. The project proposes to create the first freely available on-line census that will offer a searchable catalogue of all the Italian language commentaries and other main kinds of exegesis on Petrarch between 1350 and 1650. The postdoctoral fellow main duties will be to assist in the preparation of census and to undertake research publications related to analysis of Petrarch exegesis and commentary.
  • 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 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£28,982 pa).
  • Interviews will be held on 29 September 2016.
  • Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on theApply button
  • deadline: 11 Sept. 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities (WI) - Kingdon Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, generously donated funds for two to three Kingdon Fellowships to scholars outside UW-Madison who are engaged in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of Judeo-Christian religious traditions and their role in society from antiquity to the present, broadly understood. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome.

Fellows must be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. For the 2017-2018 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

  • Applications are due November 1. Notification of awards will be in mid to late March.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities (WI) - Solmsen Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute offers five to six Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. For the 2017-2018 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

  • Applications are due November 1. Notification of awards will be in mid to late March.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences, 2017-19 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it will provide 3 two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients starting on August 28, 2017. Fellows are members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities and Center for the Humanities, and are also affiliated with a humanities or humanistic social science department in the College of Letters & Science, where they will teach a total of three undergraduate courses over two years with no teaching in the first semester of the fellowship. The theme for 2017-2019 is Translation, Adaptation, Transplantation.

Eligibility: Fellows must hold a PhD in a humanities discipline or in the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are within 5 years of having received their PhD. To be eligible for this competition, the degree must be received between August 2012 and August 2017.

Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to file their final thesis prior to the begin date of the fellowship (August 28, 2017) must provide a letter from their home institution (department chair, head of graduate studies, or advisor) confirming the degree award schedule. Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.

In an effort to foster disciplinary diversity in our program of six postdoctoral fellows, we are not likely to award fellowships to candidates whose teaching would be in the Departments of History, English, or Geography.

The fellowship has no nationality requirements. If accepted, international candidates will be responsible for securing their own paperwork, visas, etc. as needed, though the university can provide some support in that process.

Selected recipients may not hold another fellowship simultaneous with this one.

In 2017-2018 the stipend for postdoctoral fellows will be at least $60,282 per academic year, with a $5,000 per year research allowance. Fellows will be furnished with office space and computer equipment. Fellows are eligible for health insurance; read more.

Application materials. Your application must include the following: 100 word abstract of dissertation or book project. Proposal of up to 2,000 words. The proposal should outline completed research (including dissertation); work in progress; research that will be conducted as a Mellon Fellow (please give the main project a title); an explanation of how that research relates to the theme of Translation, Adaptation, Transplantation; a description of professional goals and plans for publication; an indication of the undergraduate courses you might teach; and other relevant information. Include how you believe you would benefit from being at UW-Madison, including the faculty associations you would like to develop. Curriculum vitae; include work forthcoming and in progress. Writing sample of up to 25 pages. Confidential reference letters from three writers. Reference letters should address the significance and feasibility of the proposed research; quality of the proposal; qualifications for the project; past work; and potential contributions to and benefits from being a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison. Optional: Statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi or descriptions of courses you have taught or would like to teach.

Application submission: Applications must be submitted via Interfolio. Submit your application: https://apply.interfolio.com/36360

You do not need to complete your application in a single session. You may start it, log out, and return to it later. When you begin your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae, proposal, and writing sample as separate documents. If you would like to include teaching information and/or you have a letter corroborating the degree award schedule, upload these as "additional documents." All reference letters must be submitted through Interfolio.

  • All materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by November 1, 2016 to ensure full consideration. However, we encourage you to submit your application even if not all reference letters have arrived by Nov. 1. Instructions for automatically attaching late-arriving reference letters available here.

University of Stirling (UK;Scot) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy (two posts) Deadline: 18 Jul. 2016Edit

  • Two Fixed term 33 month postdoctoral fellowships: from 1 March 2017 to 28 November 2019.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling is offering two full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy. The Fellows will work in collaboration with Prof. Crispin Wright (Principal investigator) and others of the Stirling philosophers (details below), together with Prof. Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins and Prof. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa of the University of British Columbia, on a John Templeton Foundation-funded research project entitled ‘Knowledge Beyond Natural Science’. The project will involve a two-stream, interactive investigation of philosophical problems presented by knowledge a priori and ordinary psychological self-knowledge, and of certain analogies between them.
  • The Research Fellows will be two early-career philosophers at postdoctoral level, of demonstrated high research achievement and outstanding research potential. Both will have a strong general background in core areas of Philosophy, especially in Epistemology, and developed research interests in one or both of the two project streams. Each Fellow will be expected to work to support both project streams. The Fellow appointed to the current post will in addition be assigned special responsibilities in connection with project’s stream investigating the A Priori, and the duties of this Research Fellowship are described more fully below. (Details of the second Fellowship, associated with the project’s Self-Knowledge stream, are given in a separate advertisement on the University’s website.)
  • Since the funding from the John Templeton foundation is of fixed term, there is no flexibility with the start or end dates. Please note the maximum salary point at appointment, depending on experience, is £33,574 p.a (Grade 7, Spine Point 32) due to finite external funding.
  • The appointees to the postdoctoral fellowships will be expected to: Conduct and publish original research within the remit of the project; Attend and participate fully in the weekly project seminars and oversee the production of online minutes; Maintain up-to-date online bibliographies and online information about project seminars and outcomes; Take responsibility for the organisation of workshops and assist the project leaders in organising conferences and other events and in editing associated anthologies; Foster informal philosophical discussion within the project, especially among the graduate students, and support the latter to feel fully at home in the project collaboration; Contribute fully to the public engagement activities of the project; Undertake up to thirty hours of teaching per annum for the Division.
  • It merits emphasis that the funding from the John Templeton Foundation comes with a commitment on the part of all members of the team to an extensive and demanding programme of research and writing, of specialised workshops, and of public engagement activities. A willingness and enthusiasm to work within a team ethos to ensure success on all three fronts is essential.
  • For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see http://www.stir.ac.uk/jobs
  • Deadline: 18 Jul. 2016.
  • Intend to interview 22-26 Aug.

Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2017Edit

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 2017-2019 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, 2015. 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, $47,800 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 11, 2017.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

Washington University announces the seventeenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.As (in hand by June 30, 2017, and, no earlier than June 30, 2012) for a position as Fellow. In September 2017, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary beginning at $54,152 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. They will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to those in other fields), a brief proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Please email us at mii@wustl.edu with additional questions.

Wellesley College (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American studies, to begin Fall 2017. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. within the past three years. Preference will be given to the fields of history, ethnic studies, American Studies, anthropology, and sociology. The Fellow will have a relationship with the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. The Fellow will teach one course in each semester of the fellowship, including an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The Fellow will also be expected to advise students and participate in programming for American Studies. The fellowship includes eligibility for research and travel awards.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (the online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly), to https://career.wellesley.edu.

  • Applications must be received by December 1, 2016. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Yale University (CT) - Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Associate - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016Edit

The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one additional year. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions of statecraft and grand strategy and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies.

Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. They are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Working with an active academic community of postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines, postdoctoral fellows may examine a variety of areas of statecraft and grand strategy, including issues of security, economic development, environmental sustainability, global health, and human dignity.

A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet on a regular basis with the fellow. Postdoctoral fellows may teach small seminars if desired. They participate regularly in research colloquia on campus and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Grand Strategy Program and International Security Studies by participating in its activities and development.

Fellows will be expected to conduct their own research and to teach at least one course on a subject relevant to grand strategy during each year in which they hold the fellowship. The stipend will be at least $50,000.

  • Applications for this fellowship will be received via Interfolio beginning on September 15 and with a deadline of December 15, 2016.

Yale Unviersity (USA:CT) - Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Associate - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016Edit

The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded for one year and renewable for one additional year. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. Kissinger Visiting Scholars use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy.

Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. In addition to the Kissinger Visiting Scholars application, the process for requesting access to specified portions of the Kissinger Papers can be found at http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collection. Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral associate fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet on a regular basis with the fellow. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may teach small seminars if desired, participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Grand Strategy Program, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in its activities and development.

Fellows will be expected to conduct their own research and to teach at least one course on a subject relevant to grand strategy during each year in which they hold the fellowship. The stipend will be at least $50,000.

  • Applications for this fellowship will be received via Interfolio beginning on September 15 with a deadline of December 15, 2016.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Yale University Postdoc in Judaic Studies, Modern Jewish History - Deadline: 6 Feb. 2017Edit

  • Yale University, Program in Judaic Studies, Postdoctoral Associate in Modern Jewish History, 2017-2019
  • The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2017. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2017 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2014. The Program seeks a specialist in Modern Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale's faculty.
  • The Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, and to teach two semester courses over two years. The annual stipend will be $57,000 plus health benefits. Candidates apply online at academicjobsonline.org or send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to: Judaic Studies Program, P.O. Box 208282, New Haven, CT 06520-8282 - EMAIL: renee.reed@yale.edu
  • The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 6, 2017.

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