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  • 1 Aug. 2017: University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Arts and Humanities / British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
  • 11 Aug. 2017 (Nominations): Harvard University (MA) - Society of Fellows - Junior Fellowships
  • 14 Aug. 2017: Woolf Institute, Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • 18 Aug. 2017: University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800)
  • 25 Aug. 2017: Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate (Oral History)
  • 28 Aug. 2017: University of Cambridge, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship
  • 31 Aug. 2017: University of Essex (UK:Eng) - Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant
  • 11 Sept. 2017: University of Oxford (UK), Nuffield College - Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics
  • 13 Sept. 2017: University of Oxford, Faculty of History (UK:Eng) - Career Development Fellow - Global History of Capitalism
  • 14 Sept. 2017: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Faculty of History - Research Associate in Cultural History
  • 15 Sept. 2017: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows 2018-2021 Fellowship Competition
  • 18 Sept. 2017: Dartmouth Society of Fellows 2018-2021 Junior Fellowships
  • 20 Sept. 2017: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN)
  • 20 Sept. 2017: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • 24 Sept. 2017: University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
  • 25 Sept. 2017: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018-2021
  • 26 Sept. 2017: University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Cornell University (USA:NY) - Society for the Humanities, 2018-2019 Society Fellowships, Focal Theme "Authority"
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-2020
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - 2018-2019 Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Oklahoma State University (OK) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Open Field
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies - Native American Studies
  • 2 Oct. 2017: Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 Fellowship Competition
  • 2 Oct. 2017: University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2018-2020
  • 2 Oct. 2017: University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships, 2018
  • 13 Oct. 2017: University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows - Harper-Schmidt Fellows
  • 15 Oct. 2017: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities ("Stuff")
  • 16 Oct. 2017: Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (DEU) - Research Position in European History (19th/20th-century)
  • 16 Oct. 2017: University of California Los Angeles (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellow Position in the Social Study of Epigenetics and Transgenerational Inheritance
  • 20 Oct. 2017: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 20 Oct. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 20 Oct. 2017: University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - Research Associate 'Genius before Romanticism'
  • 25 Oct. 2017: European University Institute (ITALY) - Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018-19
  • 26 Oct. 2017: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 27 Oct. 2017: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program 2018-2019 Fellowship
  • 27 Oct. 2017: University of Cambridge, Newnham College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship
  • 30 Oct. 2017: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities, 2018-2020
  • 30 Oct. 2017: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Price Lab for Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities
  • 31 Oct. 2017: Brandeis University (MA) - Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019
  • 31 Oct. 2017: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - 2018–2019 Post-Doctoral Fellowship: “Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts”
  • 1 Nov. 2017: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Art 2018-2020
  • 1 Nov. 2017: University of California (CA) - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1 Nov. 2017: University of California, San Diego (CA) - Institute for Practical Ethics - Postdoctoral Scholar Positions, 2018-2020
  • 1 Nov. 2017: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-2020 - “Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing”
  • 1 Nov. 2017: Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies - Caribbean Studies
  • 1 Nov. 2017: Williams College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Maritime History
  • 1 Nov. 2017: University of Maryland President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 2 Nov. 2017: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities Kingdon Fellowship
  • 2 Nov. 2017: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities Solmsen Fellowship
  • 3 Nov. 2017: University of Maine at Farmington (ME) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Public Humanities
  • 3 Nov. 2017: Elon University (NC) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds
  • 6 Nov. 2017: Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 7 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng)- Research Fellowships
  • 10 Nov. 2017: Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 10 Nov. 2017: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Assistant
  • 11 Nov. 2017: Brown University (RI) - Political Theory Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018-2020
  • 12 Nov. 2017: American Philosophical Society Library (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bibliography
  • 12 Nov. 2017: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR) - Postdoc Position
  • 13 Nov. 2017: McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdocs in the Humanities
  • 13 Nov. 2017: New York University (NY) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - NYU Center for the Humanities
  • 13 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018
  • 13 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, Murray Edwards College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018
  • 13 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, St Edmunds College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018
  • 13 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, Selwyn College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Harvey Mudd College (CA) - Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Africana Research Center - Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Purdue University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Honors College
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Stanford University (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 15 Nov. 2017: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Carolina Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 17 Nov. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 Nov. 2017: University of Cambridge, Faculty of English (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 21 Nov. 2017: University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - Research Associate/Fellow: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020
  • 24 Nov. 2017: University of London, School of Advanced Study (UK:Eng) - Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History
  • 25 Nov. 2017: Southern Methodist University (TX) - Environmental Anthropology Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 27 Nov. 2017: Columbia University (NY) - Center for Science and Society - Postdoctoral Positions - Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
  • 27 Nov. 2017: University of Southern California (CA) - USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English (Literature and Science)
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Yale-NUS Postdoctoral Fellowship – Division of Humanities
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Franciscan Manuscript Studies
  • 1 Dec. 2017: Folger Shakespeare LIbrary (DC) - Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures Fellowships
  • 1 Dec. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow (Migration and Humanities)
  • 1 Dec. 2017: McGill University (CAN) - Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 1 Dec. 2017: Rice University (TX) - 2018-19 Rice Seminar ("Wastes: Histories and Futures") Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 1 Dec. 2017: University of Denver (CO) - Center on American Politics, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 1 Dec 2017: University of Virginia (VA) Carter G. Woodson Post-Doctoral Residential Research and Teaching Fellowship
  • 2 Dec. 2017: University of South Florida (FL) - Global Change in a Dynamic World (2018-19 Postdoc)
  • 4 Dec. 2017: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • 4 Dec. 2017: Cardiff University (UK:Wales) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship
  • 4 Dec. 2017: University of California Berkeley (CA) - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy
  • 4 Dec. 2017: University of Chicago (IL) - Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge - 2018-20 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 4 Dec. 2017: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
  • 4 Dec. 2017: Utrecht University (NDL) - Postdoc Position Digital Humanities, in the Research Program “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914
  • 4 Dec 2017: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Mellon Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 7 Dec. 2017: Aarhus University (DEN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology
  • 7 Dec. 2017: Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-19 ("What Are Human Rights?")
  • 7 Dec. 2017: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (USA)
  • 8 Dec. 2017: University of Oxford, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Career Development Fellow in Modern History
  • 8 Dec. 2017: University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (British India)
  • 11 Dec. 2017: University of Toronto (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient History
  • 15 Dec. 2017: Northwestern University (IL) - African American Studies - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Dec. 2017: Northwestern University (IL) - Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Dec. 2017: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Program in Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 Dec. 2017: University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Plantationocene
  • 15 Dec. 2017: University of Bristol (UK: Eng) - Vice Chancellor's Fellowship
  • 15. Dec. 2017: University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
  • 29 Dec. 2017: Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Computing
  • 31 Dec. 2017: Tulane University (USA:LA) - Stone Center: Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Post Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Jan. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies
  • 1 Jan. 2018: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Cultures
  • 2 Jan. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Dickey Center for International Understanding/Dean of the Faculty - Post-doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security
  • 2 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Davis Center for Historical Study - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Law and Difference
  • 2 Jan. 2018: Woolf Institute, Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellow
  • 3 Jan. 2018: Queens University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow
  • 5 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Program in Latin American Studies
  • 5 Jan. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies
  • 5 Jan. 2018: Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)
  • 7 Jan. 2018: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships (History)
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University of Hong Kong (CHINA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University of Oxford, Exeter College (UK:Eng) -Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Atlantic History (1700-1900)
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University College, Oxford (UK: Eng) Junior Research Fellowship in Politics, Political Theory and International Relations
  • 9 Jan. 2018: Haverford College (PA) - 2018-20 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 9 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar
  • 10 Jan. 2018: Valparaiso University (IN) - Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humanities and the Arts (Lilly Fellows)
  • 12 Jan. 2018: University of Oxford, Exeter College (UK:Eng) - Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in Spanish History (1400-1900)
  • 12 Jan. 2018: Wesleyan University (CT) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities, 2018-2020
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Robert A. 1925 and Catherine l. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology
  • 15 Jan. 2018: New York Historical Society & The New School (NY) - Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program
  • 15 Jan 2018: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship.
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Visiting Fellowship Hellenic Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Stanford University (CA) - Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Physics)
  • 15 Jan. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2018: University of Texas at Austin (TX) - "Genealogies of Freedom" Residential Fellowship, Institute for Historical Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Washington State University (WA) - Teaching Post Doc - Roots of Contemporary Issues
  • 16 Jan. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow (US-Japan Relations)
  • 16 Jan. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 16 Jan. 2018: New York University (NY) - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Renaissance and Early Modern Comparative Literature
  • 17 Jan. 2018: Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 17 Jan. 2018: Harvard University (MA) - Center for the Environment - Environmental Fellows Program
  • 17 Jan. 2018: National Park Service (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Sexuality Equality
  • 17 Jan. 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 18 Jan. 2018: Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry - Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 19 Jan. 2018: College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Asian American & Asian Diasporic Studies
  • 19 Jan. 2018: New York University (NY) - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies - Faculty Fellow
  • 19 Jan. 2018: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellows - Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • 19 Jan. 2018: University College London (UK:Eng) Research Associate: Women in the Miners' Strike
  • 23 Jan. 2018: College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Study of Race & Ethnicity
  • 23 Jan. 2018: Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate - Mother and Baby Homes/Magdalene Laundries Project
  • 25 Jan. 2018: University of Oxford, Trinity College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship in Classics/Linguistics and Philology/French/Spanish
  • 26 Jan. 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) - Postdoctoral Associates - 2018-2019 Classification Seminar
  • 28 Jan. 2018: University College London (UK:Eng) - FATIGUE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers THREE POSTS
  • 30 Jan. 2018: Columbia University (USA:NY) - Rabin-Shvidler Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI) - Department of Law, Ethics, and Politics - Postdoctoral Research and Writing Fellowships
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Thinking Matters Fellows
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Technische Universität Berlin (DEU) - Research Assistant - PostDoc
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (AUSTRIA) - Fellowships in Holocaust Studies
  • 31 Jan. 2018: Wake Forest University (NC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship on Gender, Race, and Politics
  • 1 Feb. 2018: Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1 Feb. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 1 Feb. 2018: Georgia Tech (GA) - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2018: Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral fellowship modern Middle East history
  • 1 Feb. 2018: University of Missouri - Columbia (USA:MO) - Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History
  • 1 Feb. 2018: University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities (3 positions)
  • 2 Feb. 2018: UiT The Arctic University of Norway (NOR) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Phenomenology and Literature
  • 2 Feb. 2018: University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - WhatEvery1Says Project - Postdoctoral Scholars
  • 2 Feb. 2018: University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Associate/Fellow in Spaces of Occupation in 20th Century Asia (Fixed Term)
  • 2 Feb. 2018: University of Sussex (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow in Media History & Historical Data Modelling
  • 4 Feb. 2018: University of New South Wales (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (two posts)
  • 5 Feb. 2018: University of California Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar - Literature & Culture and Linguistic Anthropology
  • 5 Feb. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in Medieval Jewish History
  • 7 Feb. 2018: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AUT) - Postdoc-Assistentin / Postdoc-Assistent
  • 7 Feb. 2018: Emory University (USA:GA) - James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race & Difference - Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019, Humanities
  • 8 Feb. 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - TWO Research Associates
  • 10 Feb. 2018: Max Planck Institute for Human Development (DEU) - 3 Researcher positions (Center for the History of Emotions)
  • 12 Feb. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage
  • 12 Feb. 2018: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) Rothermere American Institute Visiting Fellowships 2018-19
  • 12 Feb. 2018: University of Virginia (VA) - Lectureship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in the New College Curriculum
  • 14 Feb. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 14 Feb. 2018: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Byzantine Intellectual and/or Cultural History
  • 14 Feb. 2018: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Research Fellow in Middle Period Chinese Intellectual and/or Cultural History
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Columbia University (USA:NY) - Lecturer in Discipline, Modern British History
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Literature
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Middle Eastern Studies - Postdoctoral Assistant Professor
  • 15 Feb. 2018: University of Cambridge, East Asian Studies (UK:Eng) - Research Associate to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia
  • 15 Feb. 2018: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) Research Fellow (88162-028)
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship - International Security Studies/Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Feb. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 16 Feb. 2018: University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 16 Feb. 2018: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Race and Inequality in America
  • 18 Feb. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - BRIHC Research Fellow
  • 18 Feb. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study Of Democracy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-2019
  • 18 Feb. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy - JMC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-19
  • 20 Feb. 2018: Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies
  • 20 Feb. 2018: Kings College, London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate, Digital Humanities
  • 20 Feb. 2018: Northwestern University (IL) - Critical Theory in the Global South - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 Feb. 2018: University of Toronto, Scarborough (CAN) - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Food Studies
  • 23 Feb. 2018: Indiana University (IN) - Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (Writing Studies)
  • 23 Feb. 2018: Rutgers University (USA:NJ) - Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-19)
  • 26 Feb. 2018: Yale Centre for British Art (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 26 Feb. 2018: University of Cincinnati (OH) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Scholarship Library Fellow
  • 28 Feb. 2018: Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IN) - Postdoctoral Research Appointee - IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute
  • 28 Feb. 2018: Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • 28 Feb. 2018: Virginia Tech (USA:VA) - Postdoctoral Associate, American Civil War Era
  • 1 March 2018: Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Associate in Asian American Studies
  • 1 March 2018: Harvard Art Museums, Schroeder Curatorial Fellow
  • 1 March 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Digital Fellowship/Digital Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies
  • 1 March 2018: New York University (NY) - Center for Experimental Humanities - Faculty Fellows
  • 1 March 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate: African American History, 1940-Present
  • 1 Mar. 2018: Tel Aviv University (ISR) - 2 Post-doctoral fellowships, Historical Studies
  • 1 Mar. 2018: University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, Middle East Studies
  • 1 March 2018: University of Puget Sound (WA) - Lora Bryning Redford Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology
  • 1 March 2018: Wesleyan University (CT) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Writing in the Social Sciences
  • 2 March 2018: Bowdoin College (ME) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Asian Studies (South / Southeast Asian)
  • 2 March 2018: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI) - Department of Socio-cultural Diversity - Postdoc and PhD positions
  • 2 March 2018: Aarhus University (DEN) - Postdoctoral Research Position in Heritage Studies
  • 2 March 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) Mellon Research Fellow in American History
  • 5 March 2018: University of Sussex (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 9 March 2018: Florida State University - Gannon Postdoctoral Scholar (Religion)
  • 9 Mar. 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - TWO Research Associates
  • 10 March 2018: University of Richmond (VA) - John Marshall Visiting Research Fellow for 2018-19
  • 12 March 2018: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI) - Department of Religious Diversity - Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 12 March 2018: University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow 2018 Jewish Studies
  • 13 March 2018: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Research Fellow in Classics (Honour in Classical Greece)
  • 14 March 2018: ACLS (US) - Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
  • 14 March 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies - Hou Family Fellowship
  • 15 March 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender Studies
  • 15 March 2018: University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College (UK:Eng) - The MG Brock Junior Research Fellowship in History
  • 15 March 2018: Yale University (CT) - 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 15 March 2018: Yale University (CT) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies
  • 16 March 2018: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Early Career Fellowships
  • 20 March 2018: Lenoir-Rhyne University (USA:NC) - Lineberger Multi-Cultural Studies Scholar-in-Residence
  • 21 March 2018: University of Oxford, Oriel College (UK:Eng) - Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in European History 1500 to 1800
  • 23 March 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - PIIRS Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 25 March 2018: University of Derby (UK:Eng) - Researcher (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in History)
  • 26 March 2018: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Center for Humanities and Information Junior Fellows
  • 30 March 2018: DePauw University (USA:IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 30 March 2018: University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
  • 31 March 2018: Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, African American Urban History
  • 1 April 2018: Northeastern University (USA:MA) - Visiting Scholar, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
  • 1 April 2018: Yale University (CT) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African Studies
  • 2 April 2018: Carleton College (USA:MN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African-American History
  • 2 April 2018: Trinity College (CT) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, American Studies
  • 2 April 2018: Utah State University - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Technical Communication
  • 3 April 2018: University of Southern Denmark and University of York (UK) - Centre for Medieval Literature - Three Postdoctoral Positions
  • 5 April 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 5 April 2018: University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies
  • 6 April 2018: University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Economic History Society Fellowships (multiple positions)
  • 8 April 2018: University College London (UK:Eng) - Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellowships (4 posts)
  • 10 April 2018: Florida State University (USA:FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar (History)
  • 10 April 2018: St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow (20C Spain and Italy)
  • 11 April 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow CATENA I
  • 11 April 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow CATENA II
  • 11 April 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - CODEX ZACYNTHIUS
  • 15 April 2018: Ohio State University (USA:OH), Department of African American and African Studies - Post Doctoral Researcher
  • 15 April 2018: University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellow / Instructor of Theory and Practice of Public Discourse
  • 15 April 2018: University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellow / Instructor of History and Theory of Rhetoric
  • 15 April 2018: University of Notre Dame (USA:IN)- Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 April 2018: University of Toronto (CAN) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Ethics
  • 21 April 2018: University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Post-Doctoral Research Associate in American Studies
  • 23 April 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic - Research Associate
  • 24 April 2018: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - P.M. Warren Visiting Fellowship in Aegean Prehistory
  • 24 April 2018: Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Reserach Assistant (History)
  • 24 April 2018: University of Queensland (Aus) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Intellectual Property and Food Security
  • 26 April 2018: Unversity College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • 26 April 2018: University of Oxford, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - CMRS Career Development Fellowship in Renaissance History
  • 27 April 2018: Soka University of America (USA:CA) - John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 29 April 2018: British Institute at Ankara (UK:Eng & TUR) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2018/19
  • 29 April 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies
  • 30 April 2018: Emory University (USA:CA) - Post Doctoral Fellow, Transnational Latin American History
  • 30 April 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Scott Polar Research Institute - Postdoctoral Research Associates (4 posts)
  • 30 April 2018: University of London (UK:Eng), Warburg Institute, Warburg Haus, Humboldt University - TWELVE research posts
  • 30 April 2018: University of Oxford, Somerville College (UK:Eng) - Mary Somerville Junior Reserach Fellow in Philosophy
  • 1 May 2018: Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • 2 May 2018: Tallinn University (EST) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Intellectual History (multiple positions)
  • 5 May 2018: University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Romani Studies (2 posts
  • 6 May 2018: University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Jewish History Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 9 May 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Department of Middle Eastern Studies - Research Assistant/Associate
  • 10 May 2018: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies - Postdoctoral Research Officer in Middle East Studies
  • 11 May 2018: Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 11 May 2018: British School at Athens (GRC) - A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies
  • 11 May 2018: Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (DEU) - 3 postdoctoral positions (research associates) in digital historical research
  • 11 May 2018: London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng) - LSE Fellow (History of International Relations within Europe, c.1890-1945)
  • 20 May 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African History, Oral History and Migration History
  • 21 May 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Robinson College - Teaching & Research Fellowship
  • 22 May 2018: University of London (UK:Eng), Warburg Institute - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice
  • 23 May 2018: Durham University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 31 May 2018: Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies, Post-doctoral Research Associate

Open Until Filled / No Deadline Stated

  • American University (DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity [multiple positions]
  • Columbia University (NY) - Post-doctoral Research Scholar in U.S. Urban/Immigration History and Historical Mapping
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State Humanities Institute
  • Rice University (TX) - Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies
  • San Diego State University (CA) - Schuch Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Classics and Digital Humanities] 
  • Brock University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Associate in Reading Disability (Dyslexia) Risk, Identification and Intervention.

CANCELLED POSITIONS

  • 15 Jan. 2018: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2018-2020

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

Aarhus University (DEN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2017Edit

  • The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in anthropology. The position is full-time, and available from 1 January 2018. The position is topically very closely associated with the research project “What Social Robots Can and Should Do—Towards Integrative Social Robotics”, supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (Semper Ardens Grant).
  • Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
  • Research Context: The research project “What Social Robots Can and Should Do—Towards Integrative Social Robotics” will define and implement a new paradigm for developing social robotics applications. “Integrative Social Robotics” (ISR) tightly integrates robotics research with a wide scope of research disciplines that investigate human social interactions, including empirical, conceptual, and value-theoretical research in the Humanities. To investigate the performance of the new method, the team will design and test several innovative social robotics applications that promote socio-cultural values and norms of personal well-being, such as fairness, authenticity, autonomy and creative self-realisation.
  • The successful applicant will be a member of a project team of 25 international researchers from 11 disciplines (philosophy, robotics, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, education, communication, management, cognitive science, computer science and sociology). The project is coordinated by professor MSO Johanna Seibt at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, and will run from 2016 until 2021.
  • For more information see: http://www.carlsbergfondet.dk/en/Forskningsaktiviteter/Forskningsprojekter/Semper-Ardens-forskningsprojekter/Johanna-Seibt_Integrative-Social-Robotics
  • The Felowship is affliated with the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas.
  • Research Profile: The research tasks of this position will centre on qualitative empirical research regarding human-robot interaction. The research tasks in this complex, interdisciplinary project are partly pre-defined, but it is expected that all the project members will contribute additional supplementary research ideas. The successful applicant must have teaching experience and will be expected to contribute to team-taught courses at the BA and MA levels in her or his area of expertise (a maximum of nine hours per semester).
  • The successful applicant should have documented expertise in all of the following areas:
  • anthropological research in and on social robotics
  • cultural anthropology
  • conflict research and conflict mediation/facilitation.
  • The successful applicant should be capable of presenting and critiquing the methodological foundations of qualitative empirical research methodology, and should have experience of work in highly interdisciplinary teams. Since the research tasks will involve studies at public institutions, experience of research organisation and research communication is important. Native knowledge of Danish and near-native proficiency in academic English is a strict prerequisite.
  • For further information about the position, please contact the project manager, professor MSO Johanna Seibt, e-mail filseibt@cas.au.dk.
  • Qualifications: Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in anthropology.
  • The successful applicant must document the ability to conduct empirical research, preferably including ethnographic fieldwork, as well as the ability to produce research publications of a high international standard.
  • Applicants should - apart from the demands listed further below - submit:
  • a concise description of their research profile (max. two pages)
  • a research proposal in the area of robo-anthropology (max. three pages).The description and the proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application.
  • The application must be submitted in English.
  • For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail mbb@au.dk.
  • For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society at AU / Arts, see: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/school-profile/.
  • Deadline: 7 December 2017.

Aarhus University (DEN) - Postdoctoral Research Position in Heritage Studies - Deadline: 2 Mar. 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position that will start on 1st September 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter), to carry out research on the convergence between cultural heritage, natural heritage, and Anthropogenic environmental change in the case of Table Mountain, South Africa.
  • Place of employment: Moesgård, Moesgård Alle, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.
  • The Heritage and the Anthropocene research project: The funding for this two-year post has been generously made available by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond), through the project entitled “Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA): Nature-cultures of Table Mountain, South Africa”.
  • Research and postdoctoral project: The successful applicant will collaborate on an ongoing research project on “Nature-cultures of Table Mountain, South Africa”. Taking Table Mountain as a case study, this project focuses on historical and contemporary land management regimes, rewilding initiatives, “alien” clearances, ecological imperialism, tourism practices, fire management regimes, and future scenario planning, as well as on the impact of colonial and apartheid social and spatial planning, contemporary struggles around access and resources, and questions of social and environmental justice.
  • In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be able to pursue projects of their own, in collaboration with the principal investigator and compatibly with the time constraints of a two-year contract. Applicants should, thus, with the letter of application include a description Ludvigsen of their intended research project during their prospective contract, providing details on the budget, timeline and expected scientific output of the work. Proposed projects should be in keeping with the concerns of the project on “Nature-cultures of Table Mountain”, but should develop a case study in northern Europe as a point of comparison. The successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for funding, and expected to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in a timely fashion. The position may involve some teaching commitments, as agreed upon with the head of department and project principal investigator.
  • Read the full job description and apply online here
  • Application deadline: 2/3/2018

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AUT) - Postdoc-Assistentin / Postdoc-Assistent - Deadline: 7 Feb. 2018Edit

  • Die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt schreibt gem. § 107 Abs. 1 Universitätsgesetz 2002 folgende Stelle zur Besetzung aus: Postdoc-Assistentin / Postdoc-Assistent an der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Institut für Germanistik (Bereich Neuere Deutsche Literatur), im Beschäftigungsausmaß von 100 % (Uni-KV: B 1 lit. b). Das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Verwendung beträgt € 3.626,60 brutto (14x jährlich) und kann sich durch die Anrechnung tätigkeitsspezifischer Vorerfahrungen erhöhen. Voraussichtlicher Beginn des auf sechs Jahre befristeten Anstellungsverhältnisses ist der 1. Oktober 2018.
  • Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst:
  • Engagierte Mitwirkung in Forschung und Lehre am Institut für Germanistik, d.h.:
  • Eigenständige und kooperative Forschungsaktivitäten im Bereich der Neueren Deutschen Literatur (NDL) mit dem Ziel der Habilitation
  • Beteiligung an den Forschungsschwerpunkten der Neueren Deutschen Literatur
  • Selbständige Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen zur Neueren Deutschen Literatur im Unterrichtsfach Deutsch und in den BA- und MA-Studiengängen
  • Betreuung von Studierenden, Abnahme von Prüfungen und Mitwirkung an Evaluierungsmaßnahmen
  • Mitarbeit bei der Beantragung und Durchführung literaturwissenschaftlicher Projekte
  • Mitwirkung bei der Administration des Instituts für Germanistik
  • Voraussetzungen für die Einstellung:
  • erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Doktoratsstudium mit einer facheinschlägigen Dissertation im Bereich der NDL an einer in- oder ausländischen Hochschule
  • ausgewiesene Fachkompetenz, insbesondere im Bereich der Neueren Deutschen Literatur seit dem 19. Jahrhundert (unter Einschluss Österreichs)
  • einschlägige Publikationen im Bereich der Neueren Deutschen Literatur
  • didaktische Kompetenz und mehrjährige Erfahrungen in der universitären Lehre
  • Der Nachweis für die Erfüllung aller Voraussetzungen für die Einstellung muss bis spätestens 7. Februar 2018 vorliegen.
  • Erwünscht sind:
  • Bereitschaft zu didaktischem Engagement
  • Methodische Expertise, auch im Hinblick auf innovative Verfahren (z.B. interdisziplinäre Forschung, intermediale Forschung, Digital Humanities)
  • Erfahrung in Administrations-, Organisations- und Verwaltungsaufgaben
  • Teamfähigkeit
  • Vernetzung in der Scientific Community
  • Die Stelle wird ohne die Möglichkeit des Abschlusses einer Qualifizierungsvereinbarung ausgeschrieben.
  • Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils beim wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert daher qualifizierte Frauen zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.
  • Menschen mit Behinderungen oder chronischen Erkrankungen, die die geforderten Qualifikationskriterien erfüllen, werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert.
  • Allgemeine Informationen finden BewerberInnen unter www.aau.at/jobs/information.
  • Bewerbungen sind mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, CV, Darstellung der bisherigen Lehr- und Forschungstätigkeiten, Zeugniskopien) und zwei Referenzadressen bis 7. Februar 2018 unter der Kennung 617/17 an die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Dekanatekanzlei/Recruiting, ausschließlich über das Online-Bewerbungsformular unter www.aau.at/obf zu richten.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) - Visiting Scholars Program 2018-2019 Fellowship - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2017 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

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

Housed at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Visiting Scholars participate in Academy-sponsored conferences, seminars, and informal gatherings while advancing their scholarly research. The program also provides Visiting Scholars with the opportunity to develop their professional skills through involvement in the programmatic work of the Academy. This could include pursuing research for a project committee, assisting in the preparation of an issue of Daedalus, helping to organize a conference or a symposium, or other comparable activities. The Academy provides office space and computer services as well as library privileges in cooperation with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. The program also features a mentorship program that will pair each Visiting Scholar with an Academy Fellow who is an expert in a similar field of study.

The fellowship is a one-year post-doctoral fellowship with a mutual option to renew for a second year. To be eligible, candidates must have received the Ph.D. degree no more than four (4) years before the application deadline date, must have the degree in hand no later than August 1, 2018. Applicants may not hold a tenure-track teaching appointment nor have previously published a scholarly monograph. The annual stipend is $60,000, plus health insurance.

Nearly 60 academic institutions from across the country have become Affiliates of the American Academy, supporting the Visiting Scholars Program and participating in Academy studies on higher education.

  • [Oct. 26] Is there a process for sending letters of rec? No contact info for them is requested in the application.
  • From the submission guidelines (PDF): "Recommenders may submit letters by mail or electronically to: vsp@amacad.org."
  • [Jan. 9] Any word on this?
  • [Jan. 9] Nope. I emailed them to ask about their timeline and they haven't responded yet.
  • [Jan. 12] Any updates? 
  • [Feb. 10] I haven't heard news yet.
  • [Feb. 16] After contacting the administrator to ask about timeline, I received a reply on Jan. 24 saying "we hope to notify finalists soon and make final decisions by mid-March. We will keep everyone updated on progress." That was over 3 weeks ago! I've heard nada. Anyone else? At this point it seems that finalists should have been notified (if so, I'd really like to be put out of my misery). 
  • [Feb. 16] Same poster as above. Just received notification of finalist status/request for writing sample
  • [Feb. 16] Received a rejection notice even though I never finished filling out the app lol
  • [Feb. 16] Received rejection e-mail.
  • [Mar. 19] Any finalists hear anything yet?
    • [March 21] Not yet -- initially told that the final selections would be announced in late March, so they are still on schedule!
  • [Apr. 3] Have finalists heard, either way?
    • Nothing here... 
    • [Apr. 6] Still nothing at all?
    • [Apr. 6] No, nothing (I'm the same poster from Feb. 16 and Mar. 19, though by now even more maddened). Do we know how many they're selecting? 4?
    • [Apr. 6] Also nothing (same poster from Mar. 19 and Apr. 3 ("Nothing here...")). No idea about the details, unfortunately. But yes, this is painful.
    • [Apr. 6] March 21 "patience!" poster here, I have also not heard back yet. Feel free to blame my karma.
    • [Apr. 13] Mar. 19 / Apr. 3 poster here. Another week of no news. Has anyone even managed to get an update?
    • [Apr. 14] New poster. Received an update yesterday (Apr. 13) that they are delayed in making final decisions and won't be notifying anyone until the end of April. Also explicitly told that my candidacy was still under consideration. Anyone else receive a similar update? 
      • [Apr. 15] No :(
      • [Apr. 20] New poster. I emailed them to check on my application and was told that they are behind schedule and hope to have decisions out by the first of May. I was also told I was still under consideration.
      • [Apr. 24] I also e-mailed and was told end of April, with apologies for the delay. Looks like maybe that date has slipped a bit. Apr 15 "No :(" poster, don't fret, we were given updates because we actively inquired. I was not explicitly told whether I am still under consideration but I also did not ask outright, so make of that what you will--perhaps that's good news for some of you!

American Council of Learned Societies (US) - Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs - Deadline: 14 March 2018 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

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

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

Applicants must:

  1. possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2. have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  3. defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

Applications must include:

  • completed application form;
  • 1 to 2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position and addressed to the host organization;
  • 1 to 2-page résumé; and
  • 2 reference letters.

Please note that finalists may be asked to provide institutional documentation of PhD conferral (or, if the degree has not yet been conferred, an institutional statement from the registrar attesting that the dissertation defense and deposit have been completed and confirming the degree conferral date).

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

Selection Criteria: Applications will undergo ACLS’s rigorous peer-review process. Applicants who advance to the finalist round of review may participate in interviews with ACLS staff and staff from the applicant’s selected hosting organization. Reviewers will look for:

  1. applicant’s academic and extra-academic accomplishment and success;
  2. demonstrated relationship between past experience and specified position, as well as overall fit for the position; and
  3. demonstrtaed commitment to pursuing a career within the public and/or nonprofit sector.

Notification of application status will occur by email in late-May 2018.

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

  1. Center for Popular Democracy (Brooklyn, NY) – Strategic Research Associate
  2. Chemical Heritage Foundation (as of February 1, 2018, the institution will be known as Science History Institute) (Philadelphia, PA) – Digital Engagement Manager
  3. Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Chicago, IL) – Research Associate, Global Cities  
  4. Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (Madison, WI) – Global Programs Manager
  5. Council of Independent Colleges (Washington, DC) – Development Officer
  6. Environmental Law & Policy Center (Chicago, IL) – Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation
  7. Innocence Project (New York, NY) – Content Strategist
  8. Lapham’s Quarterly (New York, NY) – Digital Producer
  9. Los Angeles County Arts Commission (Los Angeles, CA) – Cross Sector Analyst
  10. Los Angeles Review of Books (Los Angeles, CA)–Associate Executive Editor and Assistant Director, LARB Books
  11. MinnPost (Minneapolis, MN) – Audience Development and Engagement Manager
  12. The Moth (New York, NY) – Impact and Evaluation Officer
  13. National Immigration Law Center (Washington, DC) – Research Program Manager
  14. National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC) – Manager of Curatorial Innovation
  15. Participatory Budgeting Project (Brooklyn, NY) – Participatory Design Strategist
  16. PolicyLink (Oakland, CA) – Associate, Equitable Economy Research 
  17. Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) – Associate Editor, Global Nation
  18. Race Forward (Oakland, CA or New York, NY) – Narrative Impact Analyst
  19. Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY) – Outreach Program Manager
  20. Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (Washington, DC) – Program Manager, Cultural Disaster Analysis
  21. Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations (Washington, DC) – Global Science Officer
  22. Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, NY) – Program Officer, Media and Democracy Project
  23. Stockholm Environment Institute – US Center (Seattle, WA) – Climate Policy Associate
  24. United Negro College Fund (Washington, DC) – Policy Analyst
  25. United Neighborhood Houses (New York, NY) – Policy Analyst

Applications for these positions are accepted solely through the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) by Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9pm EDT, will be considered.

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

Note: The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program does not accept applications from candidates holding PhDs in the fields of business, public policy or public administration, education, clinical or counseling psychology, journalism, creative writing, library and/or information sciences, law, social work, social welfare, urban planning, public health, filmmaking, performing arts, or any field of pre-professional or applied study. Master’s degrees, even if they are the terminal degree in the field, will not be accepted as substitutes for the PhD. For the purpose of this competition, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; ethnic studies; film; gender studies; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology (excluding clinical or counseling psychology); religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. PhDs in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy, history of psychology). PhDs in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary humanistic studies are welcome. If your degree field is not listed above, and you have questions about your eligibility, please contact publicfellows@acls.org. For more information, visit the FAQ page

  • The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.
  • We won't hear anything for a few weeks according to historic data, but curious what organizations people applied to!
  • Lapham's Quarterly
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
  • LARB [x 6!]
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Friday, April 6: Any news from anyone regarding next steps/short lists/interviews?? 
  • Received email to say I was a finalist  <-- If you don't mind sharing, what position did you apply for? Participatory Budgeting Project
  • Recieved email saying that I'm a finalist for the Center for Popular Democracy job (4/9)
  • Received email saying I'm a finalist for the National Trust for Historic Preservation job (4/9)
  • Has anyone heard from LARB, or Lapham's Quarterly? (4/13)
  • Hi all, perhaps someone can be of assistance here. I applied for one of the Smithsonian fellowships and haven't heard back, but it appears that others have been contacted as finalists for other fellowships. Is this done in one fell swoop (where all finalists for all positions are contacted) and should I not anticipate hearing back from ACLS? Thanks for your help, wiki community.  --I applied last year and didn't hear back until the very end, when I received a rejection email. As far as I know, anyone who's advanced to the next round should have heard by now. Maybe give it another week or so? It seems like the timelines vary somewhat from org to org.--Thank you for that helpful information. 
  • For those finalists who have been notified, do they request a note from your registrar re: dissertation submission?
  • Any word on LARB apps for anyone?
    • Nothing here. I assume they must have notified finalists by now. It's very late in their process. On the other hand, there are 5 of us here (at least) who applied and it seems no one advanced. I would imagine this fellowship was a very popular choice, though. (4/24)
    • I haven't heard either. I think it was either (disproportionately) popular or something is going on with this one. (4/25)

American Philosophical Society Library (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bibliography - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2017Edit

The American Philosophical Society Library invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning as early as January 2018 to work on a special bibliography and biography project. As part of its 275th anniversary celebration, the APS Library is launching a major project to create a master bibliography and research tool for all publications of past APS Members. Under the guidance of the Curator of Printed Materials, the postdoctoral fellow will create a bibliography of all publications by the nearly 5,000 past and present elected members of the Society, with a particular focus on 18th-and 19th-century Members. As part of the bibliography research, the fellow will also write and/or update short biographies of past members for the Society’s online directory and Wikipedia articles as necessary. In addition to the bibliography, the fellow will survey APS holdings to identify gaps in the collections related to Member publications and help develop an acquisitions strategy for these items.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in book history, early American history, the history of science, and/or intellectual history. This position may be of particular interest to those who are interested in pursuing a career in special collections libraries. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly organized, have knowledge of print and electronic reference resources, and be comfortable working across a variety of disciplines and subjects. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by start date of fellowship.

Salary: $45,000 per year + benefits.

  • The American Philosophical Society is an EOE. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S. Applications will be accepted through November 12, 2017. To apply upload CV, a cover letter explaining qualifications for and interest in the position, and three references (not letters of reference, please) to http://apply.interfolio.com/44130.

American University (DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity - Deadline: Open Until Filled - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2018. These positions are designed to support the development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S. colleges and universities.

The appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2018, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in their discipline by their proposed start date. The position will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty member or members and to teach two courses per academic year in their field. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities.

Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 in one-time moving expenses and reimbursement for up to $2,000 per academic year in eligible research expense.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled [posted 9/26/18]. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/45211.
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • 1/30 - per note in description below, Skype interview scheduled for late Feb
  • - Skype interview scheduled for late February (1/30/2018). 
  • Heard back from dean of CAS today. Position filled (3/15/2018). 
  • Department of Justice, Law & Criminology 
  • 2/27 - no news yet
  • 3/13 Did someone already receive an offer?
  • 3/30 I believe I did see someone announce on Twitter that they accepted the position, so I assume so.  

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in July 2018. The one-year fellowship is open to early-career scholars who received their PhD in or after June 2016, whose work combines regional focus with global relevance. As well as conducting their own research, the Melikian postdoctoral fellow will teach two seminar classes at ASU’s Barrett Honors College; participate in Melikian Center workshops and events; and contribute to the Center’s public profile through community programming, grant-writing, and/or generating content for the Center’s online presence. Post-doctoral appointments at ASU do not offer tenure, but may be renewed annually, subject to funding.
  • Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research institution committed to discovery and scholarship in the integrated social sciences and comprehensive arts and sciences. The Melikian Center was established in 1984, with a mission is to advance innovative research and teaching on the languages, societies and geopolitics of greater Eurasia, building capacities for cultural awareness and knowledge-driven global engagement. The Barrett Honors College was established in 1988, and has more national merit scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown or Stanford. In 2015, the New York Times described Barrett as the “gold standard” in honors colleges.
  • Applications are welcomed from scholars in any academic discipline. Applicants with demonstrated interest in public-facing or engaged scholarship, and willingness to contribute to grant development and proposal preparation at the Center are especially encouraged.
  • To apply, please submit cover letter, current CV, a one-page seminar course prospectus and three confidential letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1st, 2018. Email application materials, and request letters of reference be sent in using https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10581.
  • Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - midnight Eastern Time.
  • Invitation for phone interview (19 Feb).
  • Received rejection letter (16 Mar)

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies, Post-doctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 31 May 2018Edit

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate (JOB# 12372) School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies Arizona State University
  • The School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate fellowship in social thought, political history, and/or political institutions to begin in Fall 2018. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on ancient and/or early modern Europe and/or American political ideas. This is a full time (1.0) benefits-eligible, fiscal year (July 1-June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the program.
  • The successful candidate will be affiliated with the SHPRS undergraduate program in Political History and Leadership and will teach history courses in support of program. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours per week in the activities of the program during the academic year and to actively participate in the school’s high school leadership program during the summer.
  • Required qualification: candidates must have a Ph.D. in history, philosophy, political science, or a field relevant to social and political thought, by the time of the appointment.
  • Desired qualifications: evidence of achievement and promise in research and writing in intellectual history and social thought; a demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper- level undergraduate courses relevant to political history via various modes of delivery (ex. classroom, hybrid and online).
  • To apply: submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; and 2) cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in research and teaching. The application should be submitted electronically to Roxane.Barwick@asu.edu with ASU Postdoctoral Research Associate in the subject line. Application review process will begin May 31, 2018: if the position is not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 11 May 2018Edit

  • This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the core team of the new Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’. This project, led by Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck), brings together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the medical and psychiatry aspects of sexual violence, including rape and sexual abuse. Working in close collaboration with the team, the postdoctoral researcher will undertake research on an aspect of sexual violence that involves the medical and/or psychiatric professions. The Fellow’s research should be linked to at least one of five research streams: medicine and the law; medical professionals (including police surgeons, FMEs, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, forensic scientists, and so on); psychiatric classification systems (From ‘Psychopathia Sexualis’ to the DSM/ICD); psychiatric aftermaths; and child sexual abuse.
  • Candidate Requirements: You will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline such as history, medical humanities, law, sociology, philosophy, political science, psychology, or anthropology.
  • The minimum requirements for selection are a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, or evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to the start date of the post.
  • About the Department: For further information about the Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/about-us
  • Further Information: Salary: Grade 7, Spine Point 34 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £40,263 per annum.
  • This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 3 years. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 12 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
  • The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 11 May 2018
  • Interviews will be held on 18 June 2018
  • Informal enquiries on the role can be made by email to Professor Joanna Burke J.Bourke@bbk.ac.uk .

Boston University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Associate, Kilachand Honors College - Deadline: 1 March 2018 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Kilachand Honors College at Boston University ( http://www.bu.edu/khc/) invites applications for a three-year teaching post-doctoral position beginning fall 2018. Kilachand's living-learning community nurtures the intellectual and social skills that help us engage affirmatively and skillfully across social, cultural, and philosophical differences. Our Post-Doctoral Associates initially teach a writing-intensive first-year undergraduate course that examines fundamental ethical, social, aesthetic, scientific, and industrial concerns. The central goals of the course are to teach students to craft well-structured written and oral arguments, to read with understanding, appreciation, and critical judgment, and to write clearly in a range of styles while demonstrating rhetorical and numerical literacy. Post-Doctoral Associates have the opportunity to mentor student research projects and to teach at upper levels of the curriculum after their first year. They also participate in curriculum development and are expected to engage with co-curricular events and Kilachand's living-learning community. We seek exceptional scholars and writers who have broad knowledge of modern and contemporary culture and thought, an interest in developing pedagogies that encourage full participation, as well as experience in the teaching of writing, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We provide a competitive 12-month salary and benefits as well as support for research activities, and mentoring toward future faculty applications.
  • Kilachand actively seeks to diversify its student and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed-within our curricular and cocurricular activities-the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness. Kilachand Post-Doctoral Associates are crucial to this work as they teach, mentor students, and participate in the living-learning community.
  • Please submit to AcademicJobsOnline.org 1) a cover letter that describes how your teaching and research/creative interests fit within the interdisciplinary mission of Kilachand Honors College and how you-through your teaching and/or scholarship-will contribute to our goals to engender a more inclusive and diverse honors college, 2) a 20-25 pg. writing sample, 3) CV, 4) a 1500-word description of scholarly/creative work, and 5) three letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have received a Ph.D. in anthropology, history of art, science, or architecture, literature, philosophy, political or social theory, or another closely-aligned field by August 15, 2018.
  • Invitation for Skype Interview 3/16 x 2
  • Any updates since Skype interviews? [6 April]
  • Rejection after Skype interview; chair stated offers had been extended and accepted (4/13)

Bowdoin College (ME) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Asian Studies (South / Southeast Asian) - Deadline: 2 March 2018Edit

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College, with support from the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in South and Southeast Asian Studies, in any discipline except for history or religion, beginning fall 2018. Research field and period are open. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach content courses with substantial coverage of both regions. Special consideration will be given to candidates with ability and interest in Hindi or Hindi-Urdu language advising. Teaching load is one course per semester.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. from a North American university within the prior three years. ABD applicants with a scheduled completion date prior to the start of the fellowship year may be considered. We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching interests and how they will contribute to Bowdoin’s Asian Studies Program, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Brandeis University (USA:MA) - Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, beginning in the Fall 2018. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the history and cultural production of the indigenous peoples of North America. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): literature, religion, language, epistemology, material culture and cultural patrimony, aesthetic practices, gender and sexuality, law, finance, environmental and resource management, and indigenous-settler colonial relations. The Fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in a department and an interdisciplinary program. Placement will be determined according to the selected candidate’s professional profile. The possible departments are Anthropology, English, History, and Sociology. The possible interdisciplinary programs include American Studies, Environmental Studies, Religious Studies, Business, Language and Linguistics, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The fellow will pursue his or her own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester) while participating in and contributing to the rich intellectual life of the Brandeis community. The fellowship includes a salary of $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of $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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10221

Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings (syllabi if available), a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

  • First consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 4, 2017.
  • Skype interview requested (1/31) x 2
  • Campus interview requested (2/8)
  • Offer has been made and accepted (3/31)

Brandeis University (MA) - Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019 - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for our Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies 2018-2019. Priority given to PhDs in Gender Studies, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences, and Theater, Film and Media Studies. The fellow will teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, in the relevant Brandeis department. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Brandeis University, participate actively in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and present at least one public lecture. There may also be an opportunity for participation in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies. The annual stipend is $52,500 plus a $3,000 research fund, and the position is benefits-eligible.

A PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2018, and may not have been received more than five years prior.*

  • Apply by completing this online form. Applications must be received by October 31, 2017. **Make sure to click on the box requesting a prompt be sent to your reference writers.**

British Institute at Ankara (UK:Eng & TUR) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2018/19 - Deadline: 29 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Applications are now invited for BIAA Post-doctoral Research Fellow positions 2018/19.
  • Applicants must have either been awarded a PhD by a UK Higher Education Institution within the last two years, or have completed their viva examination before the fellowship would start in September. We also invite applications from people who have an active link with a UK Higher Education Institution and were granted their PhD up to 10 years before the time of the application.
  • The Fellowship will be tenable for up to 24 months from 1 September 2018. The Fellow will be based at the Institute in Ankara and will be required to spend at least two-thirds of the period of the Fellowship at the institute. The remaining one-third can be spent outside Ankara for research purposes after consultation with the director.
  • The subject of the proposed research should focus on Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral and may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It should lead to a substantial publication either in monograph or in article form.
  • The fellow will be awarded £20,000 per annum, payable monthly, including 22 days of leave. All costs including travel (to and from Turkey and any academic travel, such as conferences), health insurance, visa and accommodation need to be covered by this annual amount. Accommodation will be available at the Institute in Ankara, as required, at a rate of £10 per night, or £250 per month. It is important to note that, due to changed regulations regarding residence permits in Turkey, the fellows will be obliged to take a health insurance policy from a Turkish company for the duration of their stay. The BIAA will help organising this once the fellows have arrived in Ankara.
  • Applications will be accepted from 1 April 2018. Applicants should apply by the closing date of 29 April 2018 (by email to biaa@britac.ac.uk).
  • Please visit the website at http://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities/item/name/biaa-post-doctoral-fellowship?open-calls to apply.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in London in mid-May.
  • For further information please contact Dr Lutgarde Vandeput lvandeput@biaatr.org

British School at Athens (GRC) - A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 11 May 2018Edit

  • The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. The Fellowship, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is tenable at post-doctoral level to support research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2018.
  • The School is looking for candidates of the highest potential who will make best use of the opportunity for a prolonged period of research in Greece and other Greek lands. If the Fellow is not fluent in Greek, it is essential that s/he become fluent within six months of taking up the Fellowship. Furthermore, any Fellow whose native language is other than English must be or become fluent in English, again within six months of taking up the Fellowship.
  • The A.G. Leventis Fellow will be expected to take a leading role in the life and work of the School. Teaching and other duties will be agreed with the Director at the beginning of each academic year. The Fellow will be expected to give one seminar per year and one public lecture during the term of the Fellowship. The Fellow may be asked to participate in courses taught by the School, and s/he may undertake a small amount of outside teaching with the approval of the Director.
  • Normally the Fellow will be expected to have satisfied all the requirements for his/her doctorate no more than five years and at least three months before taking up the post.
  • Applicants should submit by e-mail:
  • a letter of application (including an explanation of why the proposed research should be undertaken in Greece)
  • CV (including the names of two referees)
  • a research proposal (1,500 words maximum).
  • Candidates must ask their referees to send letters of reference directly to the School Administrator by the deadline for applications. Referees may e-mail their letters in PDF format to school.administrator@bsa.ac.uk
  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to submit published or unpublished work, and interviews have provisionally been scheduled for Monday, 11 June 2018.
  • The salary will be €22,000 per annum. In addition, the School offers health insurance and can provide continuity of any pre-existing USS pension scheme. The School will pay for travel to Athens at the commencement of the Fellowship, up to £300 for one return journey home per year thereafter, and for return travel at the end of the Fellowship. The School will also offer research expenses (to include travel, attending conferences, preparation of or obtaining research materials, etc.) of up to £1,500 per year.
  • The Fellow will be expected to have an affiliation with a UK university. (If necessary, the School will help to negotiate this.) S/he must submit a report each May to the Director for forwarding to the School’s Council and the A.G. Leventis Foundation on the year’s work.
  • Informal enquiries about the Fellowship may be addressed to the School Director, Professor John Bennet (director@bsa.ac.uk)
  • The deadline for applications is Friday, 11 May 2018. Applications and references should be sent to the School Administrator at school.administrator@bsa.ac.uk

Brock University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Associate in Reading Disability (Dyslexia) Risk, Identification and Intervention - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

Postdoctoral Associate position in Reading Disability (Dyslexia) is available in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. This position is within a collaborative multi-disciplinary laboratory, with close collaborative ties to Dr. Jeffrey R. Gruen’s lab at Yale University. Our current study focuses on the risk of reading disability conferred by genetic factors in a large multi-site case/control sample of English-speaking and bilingual school-age children. Subjects have a rich set of reading/language assessments, structural/functional/connectivity MRI assessments, DNA, and family, socioeconomic, and demographic variables. The program extended in 2015 to include intervention and longitudinal tracking.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will have the opportunity to prepare research publications and presentations based on data from the ongoing study. The role will include collaboration with local and international researchers in addition to mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students from the lab. A minimum 0.5 dedicated research assistant will support the position within the lab.

Candidates should have a PhD in educational, developmental, or neuro-psychology. Candidates with a strong interest in learning disabilities including reading disability, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and language disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong quantitative skills are an essential requirement for this position, with preference given to candidates with growth modeling skills and experience.

EMPLOYER:
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1
http://www.brocku.ca

  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jan C. Frijters via email: mirlab@brocku.ca. Applications will be received until the position is filled, start date negotiable. Position will be a 1-year renewable term.

Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-19 ("What Are Human Rights?") - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2017 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

In 2018-19, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research associate positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "What Are Human Rights? Imperial Origins, Curatorial Practices and Non-Imperial Ground". Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. The stipend is $50,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Research Associates are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan.

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

  • Applications for the 2018-19 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Associate positions will be accepted in July 2017. For full consideration, applications must be submitted via Interfolio by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
  • Request for additional materials 12/21
  • notification of alternate status 1/25 

Brown University (RI) - Political Theory Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018-2020 - Deadline: 11 Nov. 2017Edit

The Political Theory Project (PTP) at Brown University will be appointing up to two Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Post-doctorates must have received their PhD’s within the past three years. Salary is competitive.

Appointments are for two years. Postdoctoral fellows will pursue their own research, participate in PTP working groups, and teach one seminar course per year. In addition to a CV, three confidential letters of reference, and writing sample, applications should include a cover letter describing how their research fits within the mission of the PTP.

Details about the Project’s research and pedagogical missions can be found at http://www.politicaltheoryproject.org. Applications received by September 15, 2017 will be assured of full consideration.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD must have been received by July 2018 and within the previous three years.

In addition to a CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a writing sample, applications should include a cover letter describing how their research fits within the mission of the PTP.

Details about the Project’s research and pedagogical missions can be found at http://www.politicaltheoryproject.org.

  • The Political Theory Project is funded by Charles Koch
  • The website indicates that the application deadline is November 11, 2017? (August 29)
  • Both Sept. 15 and Nov. 11 are now stated as deadlines on the Interfolio page (incomplete update?). Since the Interfolio app. page says it closes on Nov. 11, it appears this is now the new deadline (8/29)
  • Rejection received via email (1/10) x 2

Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2018Edit

Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World invite applications for an International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2018. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in archaeologists, anthropologists, or museum practitioners, who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. The fellow will teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Institute's Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars, as well as other activities of the Institute. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

Please submit application materials online at https://apply.interfolio.com/48147. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

  • All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions (150-300 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by February 12, 2018. Applications received by February 12, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
  • Rejection email received on 3/9.

Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 1 May 2018Edit

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies as part of the President's Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowship is affiliated with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISB), the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and the department most closely related to the candidate's academic interests. The candidate will teach one course per year, e.g., an introductory course on Native American and Indigenous Studies or a course in the candidate's specialty. Additionally, the candidate will organize a panel or lecture series each year on a key topic in contemporary Native American and Indigenous Studies. We recommend applicants contact a possible mentor or mentors from NAISB-affiliated faculty (see https://www.brown.edu/academics/native-american-and-indigenous-studies/faculty). The purpose of a mentor is not necessarily to have perfect disciplinary or thematic overlap (indeed we encourage cross-discipline and cross-theme pairings), but to be a source of support, professional guidance, and provide an intellectual home.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit: 1) a current CV; 2) a statement of interest (which, among other things, should indicate clearly the desired departmental affiliation and identify a faculty mentor); 3) a short writing sample (no more than 25 pages); 4) a list of two courses (titles with short paragraphs); 5) three letters of reference. Please submit applications and arrange to have letters of reference submitted online via Interfolio. Ph.D. must be successfully completed by appointment start date (July 1, 2018).

  • Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018.

Brown University (RI) - Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018 - OFFER MADEEdit

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

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

The successful candidate will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the President’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, sciences or engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by July 1, 2018

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

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

For further information write to: Dr. Shontay Delalue, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Email: Shontay_Delalue@brown.edu Brown University, Box 1988, Providence, RI 02906. (401) 863-2216

To apply go to Interfolio at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/47380

  • Deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.
  • Does anyone have updates to share? [March 19]
  • I emailed a few weeks ago and was told offers will be made early April [March 20]
  • Thank you for sharing the information.
  • (4/6) Has anyone heard back yet?
  • (4/7) Offer made via email. 

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017Edit

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, plus a health-insurance subsidy. Additional funding of $3,000 may be made available for conference-related travel, research expenses, and research-related programming on campus. Candidates selected for the Postdoctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2018, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, to the application portal http://apply.interfolio.com/44383

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 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 20; to receive full consideration applications should be received by that date. Awards will be announced in January 2018.
  • Anyone have any updates here? [November 14]
  • Nothing here [Nov 28]
  • Anybody hear anything back? [December 14]
  • Received rejection email [December 15 x2]

Cardiff University (UK:Wales) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017Edit

  • Note: these fellowships are dependent on securing funding, separately, from the Leverhulme Trust. details here.
  • The School of English, Communication and Philosophy (ENCAP) at Cardiff University welcomes expressions of interest from highly-qualified postdoctoral applicants with an innovative postdoctoral project.
  • We invite applications that engage with one of two themes indicative of our cross-disciplinary research strengths:
  • Health and the Humanities
  • We are looking for projects that complement or intersect with our expertise in language and communication research into linguistic patterns associated with disease; discourse analysis of healthcare communication; the tension between cognitive and social priorities in linguistic expression. Our philosophical research probes ethical dilemmas and decision-making in healthcare; motivations for behaviours between patients and healthcare staff, including implicit bias. Encompassing literary histories of science and medico-literary studies, our cultural and creative research examines alternatives to current policy and practice, and investigates contemporary or historical cultural fears and prejudices surrounding specific health conditions and how affected people deal(t) with them.
  • Cultures of the Imagination
  • We welcome projects that respond in imaginative and novel ways to the complexities of historical or modern-day cultures, drawing on innovative methodologies to tackle (inter/multi)disciplinary questions. This could involve contributions to digital cultures; illustration studies; history of the book; heritage cultures, memory and material studies, with neo-historical and counter-factual approaches; creative-critical experiments, for example involving cultural and philosophical theory; literary, philosophical and linguistic approaches to Celtic studies; postcolonial studies, empire and slavery studies; period-based research, with particular emphasis on the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods; modern and contemporary cultures; children’s literature; women’s writing and approaches to gender and sexuality; literary, linguistic and philosophical explorations of law; culture, ethics and religion.
  • General enquiries about the scheme should be submitted to the ENCAP Director of Research, Professor Ann Heilmann, HeilmannA@cardiff.ac.uk . Expressions of interest should be sent to Jennifer Hulin, encap-res@cardiff.ac.uk.
  • To be eligible applicants must have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination or have been awarded their PhD between 1st March 2014 and 1st March 2018 (unless they have had a career break). Applicants are advised to check their eligibility before submitting their proposal: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships
  • Formal expressions of interest to Cardiff’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy should consist of a single-spaced one-page CV (please indicate the title of your PhD thesis) with an additional list of publications and the following details of the proposal:
  • (a) the project title
  • (b) a project description of up to 800 words along with a 100-word abstract;
  • (c) an outline statement of up to 300 words outlining how the project will connect with and extend existing research in the School
  • The project description should include details of the aims, objectives, methodology and outcome of the project (e.g. publication plans). Methodology should be clear and explicit, comprehensible to a non-expert. Bibliographic references should be included in full, including page numbers where relevant. The project description and the bibliographic references should not exceed two sides of A4, and the applicant’s name should appear at the top of the first page.
  • The deadline for receiving formal expressions of interest is 16:00, Monday 4 December 2017.

Carleton College (USA:MN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African-American History - Deadline: 2 Apr. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The History Department at Carleton College invites applications for a two-year non-tenure track postdoctoral fellowship in African-American history beginning September 1, 2018. This appointment includes half-time teaching and half-time research; the fellow is expected to teach five courses over two years in Carleton’s ten-week trimester system. Teaching obligations may include a survey of African-American history as well as more specialized courses. Applicants whose research focus is pre-World War II are especially welcome.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials to https://jobs.carleton.edu by April 2: letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and research plans for the next two years, c.v., and graduate transcripts. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by August 2018. Candidates should also submit the names of two references who must upload letters of recommendation by the application due date. Campus contacts, if questions: Serena Zabin, Search Chair (szabin@carleton.edu) or Nikki Lamberty, Admin Asst/History (nlambert@carleton.edu).
  • Received request for Skype interview (4.9.2018) 

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, African American Urban History - Deadline: 31 March 2018Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban. Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies. The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director on current center projects. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, plus benefits, and $5,000 for research and other professional expenses. A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html
  • Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal. The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term. Send to CAUSE Program Coordinator, Hikari Aday at hikarik@andrew.cmu.edu.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2018. (Notification of decision by April 20)

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Computing - Deadline: 29 Dec. 2017 — OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Computing. The fellow’s primary responsibilities will include creating cross-campus ties between the University Libraries and faculty working in the humanities and sciences, by fostering the study of 19th and 20th c. history of science materials held by the University Libraries Archives & Special Collections.

This fellowship was inspired by the recent donation of a collection of books, letters, and computing machines—including two Enigma machines—by Pamela McCorduck, the author of influential books on artificial intelligence and wife of the late Joseph Traub, former Computer Science Department Head. Totaling more than 50 letters, books, and computing machines, the collection includes important items in the history of computing. They will be added to the University Libraries Archives & Special Collections, which also contains the papers of noted computer science pioneers Alan Newell and Herb Simon, who worked alongside Traub in the department. A pioneering computer scientist who led Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department during a crucial period in its history, Traub went on to found the computer science department at Columbia University.

  • The deadline for applications is Dec. 29, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the CLIR online submissions portal .
  • Request for Skype interview (3/7)
  • Rejection post-interview 4/3

Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry - Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 18 Jan. 2017Edit

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), a library, museum, and scholarly institute in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for new multi-year postdoctoral fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry

ACHF is pleased to announce the launch of its new 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program: these new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center’s commitment to providing career-launching fellowships and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated societies. 80/20 fellowships will allow the Beckman Center’s postdocs to build skills that can enhance their opportunities outside the academy or their work within it. Fellows will spend one day a week working closely with a CHF staff member from the library, museum, publications team, Center for Applied History, outreach group, Oral History Program, archives, or digital library team on developing skills in one of two areas: collections and curation, or outreach and exhibitions. The other four days each week, postdoctoral fellows will have access to CHF’s considerable resources and ample time to develop and publish their own research. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their PhD in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship and must have earned that degree within the last five years. Postdoctoral fellowship stipends are $45,000, paid in monthly installments.

Collection Strengths: 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.

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Asian American & Asian Diasporic Studies - Deadline: 19 Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Asian Studies Program (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/asian-studies) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies to begin in August 2018. Teaching and research foci within Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies are open. We seek early-career applicants who could benefit from mentorship from faculty in Asian Studies and in an appropriate disciplinary home department in the social sciences, humanities, or arts.

The Asian Studies Program at Holy Cross includes faculty and courses in history, anthropology, Chinese language, literature, religion, philosophy, political science, economics, music, and theatre. We are especially interested in fellows who could design and teach compelling, innovative courses in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies to undergraduates as part of an initiative to expand our curriculum in this area.

For application instructions and further information on this position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/47922.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 19 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place through Skype in late January. Questions about this search may be directed to Ann Marie Leshkowich, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Asian Studies, at aleshkow@holycross.edu.
  • Skype interview scheduled (1/26)

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Study of Race & Ethnicity - Deadline: 23 Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/center-interdisciplinary-studies) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship related to the study of race and ethnicity to begin in August 2018. The Fellow will teach three courses per year, ideally including an introductory level course related to the study of race and/or ethnicity along with two additional courses aligned with the research interests of the applicant.

The College would like this postdoctoral position to address some of the larger issues and politics facing the United States today. As a result, we especially invite applications from scholars who work either on the philosophy of race or on the political economy of race, gender, and class, particularly in relation to urban politics. The Fellow will receive mentorship from faculty affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and an appropriate College department. The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies encourages and supports innovative teaching and scholarship that reaches across academic fields and methods. Several academic programs are part of the Center including Africana Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies.

For application instructions and further information on this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/47987 .

  • Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 23, 2018. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Lorelle Semley, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at LSemley@holycross.edu.
  • 1/26 - Skype interview scheduled
  • Did they reopen the search? My application status on Interfolio lists the application as editable and a new due date of February 16th.
  • Any updates for anyone as of 3/14?

Columbia University (NY) - Center for Science and Society - Postdoctoral Positions - Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience - Deadline: 27 Nov. 2017Edit

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2018.

Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which includes up to nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1504280519894 for further information about this posting and to submit your application. For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University, please visit http://presidentialscholars.columbia.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD etc.) by July 1, 2018, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2013.


  • Any updates here (Feb 16)? This is the last one out for me; I'd love to be able to move on if I need to...

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Lecturer in Discipline, Modern British History - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral lectureship in the field of British history after 1870. The postdoctoral scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in Discipline.
  • In the first year of appointment, the Lecturer will teach wholly in the History department, offering three semester courses (one in one semester and two in the second semester) in or related to Modern British history. The Lecturer will also help to support the New York-Cambridge Training Collaboration in Twentieth-Century British History and to run its transatlantic reading group and workshops. In the second year, half of the appointment will involve teaching one section each term of Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia's undergraduate core curriculum, and attending Core Curriculum weekly preceptor meetings as required; the other half will involve teaching one history department course and supporting the work of the NYCTC.
  • The appointment start date will be July 1, 2018; renewal for a second year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary will be approximately $52,000, plus benefits and a research account.
  • A PhD in history must be in hand at the time of the appointment and cannot have been awarded prior to July 1, 2016.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65694
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 February, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Post-doctoral Research Scholar in U.S. Urban/Immigration History and Historical Mapping - Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 12/27/17)Edit

The Department of History seeks to hire a post-doctoral research scholar in U.S. history for a grant-funded project to create web-based interactive historical maps of New York City in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Position to begin July 1, 2018 and no later than Sept. 1, 2018. This is a one-year position and is renewable for up to three additional semesters.

The successful candidate will report to the Department of History faculty principal investigator of the project and will be part of a collaborative team between the Department of History and the Center for Spatial Research in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation that will create the maps. He/she/they will teach two courses a year, one in urban, immigration, or other related field of history; and one that is directly linked to research for the mapping project; and will serve as project manager for the mapping project, including supervising its day to day operations, the work of graduate and undergraduate assistants, and the developer who will be responsible for building the web components of the project.

Qualifications: PhD in hand by July 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018, and experience with historical GIS-based research and methodology design. Candidates should have familiarity with some, but not necessarily all, of the following concepts: GIS data types; projections and coordinate systems; address locators; geospatial databases; geoprocessing operations. Willingness to learn latest software tools and to work collaboratively are essential.

To apply, please email CV, Cover Letter, and List of 3 References to Patrick McMorrow, Department Administrator, at pm25@columbia.edu. Applicants should include in their Cover Letter the courses they are prepared to teach and their experience and skills in GIS and related methodologies. Your email subject line should read “Post-doc Search Committee, Mapping Historical New York, (your last name)."

  • Deadline: Open until filled. Date Posted: December 27, 2017.
  • [Feb 28] Anyone heard anything on this one?
  • [Mar 2] I haven't heard anything.
  • [Mar 19] Anyone heard anything on this one? I have...crickets.
  • [Apr 3] Anyone hear anything?

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Rabin-Shvidler Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies - Deadline: 30 Jan. 2018Edit

  • Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program announce a post-doctoral fellowship in Jewish Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowship will consist of a stipend of $50,000, with an additional subsidy for travel and relocation. Fellows will be affiliated with both institutions.
  • This fellowship is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies; preference will be given to scholars who strengthen and/or complement the intellectual interests of the faculty at both institutions.
  • Requirements are a Ph.D. granted between June 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, and an excellent command of Hebrew. Fellows will be expected to be in residence between September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, teach one undergraduate course per semester, and give one public lecture and a faculty seminar during their fellowship period.
  • If the Ph.D. has not yet been granted, please also include a letter from the academic sponsor attesting to the fact that it will be granted by 6/30/18. Please do not send any references or any other written materials or attachments.
  • For more information, please email: iijs@columbia.edu.
  • For more information about our programs visit: http://www.iijs.columbia.edu/ and http://www.fordham.edu/JewishStudies
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, two syllabi for proposed courses, and three reference letters through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/45270), by January 30, 2018.

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 Fellowship Competition - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 2018-2019. Fellows newly appointed for 2018-2019 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2018. The Fellowship Stipend for 2018-2019 is $63,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the "Application Materials (PDF)"). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate ("Core") education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

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

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include planning a weekly Thursday Lecture Series, which is open for attendance to members of the University community, and participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The Society also cosponsors conferences and special events planned by Fellows around their special interests.

  • Applications must be postmarked by Monday, 2 October 2017. There are no exceptions or extensions to this deadline.
  • A select number of candidates will be invited to interview in January 2018. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 5 March 2018. Applicants who have not been contacted for interview by 8 January 2018 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.
  • Anyone heard anything here? From past years looks like notifiactions should be out / going out soon.[12/22]
  • I would assume they’re out already.
  • I called, they aren't. They said this week / next week [12/23]
  • ^Thank you for calling & posting the update.
  • I still haven't heard; has anyone else? I'm guessing we won't hear back today as it's a Saturday (?), so that means no more news till after New Year...
  • Interview Requested (12/30)
  • ^To the above poster: did you receive an email today, or earlier in the week? I assume the interview request emails are all sent at the same time?
  • Received today [posted 12/30]
  • anyone know if all interview invites have been extended? or is there a chance they are still going out?
  •  Last time, I called and they were very helpful. Perhaps you would like to call again? 
  • Argh, I wanted this one soooo bad!

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English (Literature and Science) - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017Edit

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English. Academic Years 2018 - 2020. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

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

Cornell English department invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the field of literature and science. We understand this field to include or adjoin such areas as history and philosophy of science, environmental humanities, new materialism, animal studies, medical humanities, cognitive science, history of technology, science studies, information science, and digital humanities. Candidates may specialize in any literary period or genre, or work across categories. The postdoctoral fellow will join a cluster of English scholars and creative writers working in a variety of literary periods and modes who incorporate literature and science studies into their teaching and writing.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester (four different courses over two years). Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course designed to appeal to students from across the University, and an upper, 4000-level course designed primarily for English and other literature majors. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars, and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests, but should also introduce undergraduates to foundational topics and methodologies in the interdisciplinary field of literature and science studies.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018/19-2019/20 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2012 and no later than June 30, 2018. 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. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

  • Has anyone heard anything on this yet? (1/30).  -Still nothing here. Anyone have any idea of the timeline? (2/6)
  • Rejection via email (2/8) x2

Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Art 2018-2020 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History of Art 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 the in the field of 20th-century Europe and North America, spanning the years 1914-1991, with particular emphasis on art between WWI and WWII. The History of Art department’s strength lies in its pioneering global focus. A successful candidate would be able to dialogue with other faculty members’ global concerns.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester (four different courses over two years). Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an upper, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars and their topics should fall within the field of 20th-century European and North American art.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018/19-2019/20 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2012 and no later than June 30, 2018. 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. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

  • Rejection via email 1/2/2018

Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities, 2018-2019 Society Fellowships, Focal Theme "Authority" - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017 - AWARDS MADEEdit

  • The focal theme for 2018-2019 is “AUTHORITY.” Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Selected Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. The Invited Society Scholars will be Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University, Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University, and Holly Hughes, Professor of Theatre and Drama at University of Michigan.
  • The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and cultural understandings of authority.
  • From auctoritas to the author to authoritarianism, the question of authority – whether grounded in epistemological expertise, juridical power, rhetorical persuasiveness, creative innovation, divine decree, or political charisma – is inextricable from humanistic inquiry and critique. With authority, the power to decide, to authorize, to adjudicate, to rule, and to hold sway stands or falls – in science, law, art, oratory, religion, or politics. The Society invites scholarly projects that trace the consequences, crises, and possibilities of authority across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts.
  • At stake in authority is who or what authorizes and bestows power, prestige, and influence. On what basis does authority claim to rule? Knowledge? Law? Charisma? Popular will? The sovereign word? Tradition? Moreover, each expression of authority calls forth its contestation and opposition. At times authority is contested within the same discursive sphere (e.g. different scientific paradigms or hermeneutic interpretations at loggerheads); at times, however, the opposition is based on another source of authority: religious law vs. secular law; scientific knowledge vs. political will; economic concerns vs. ethical concerns. At such junctures, the question then arises: who or what power adjudicates the conflict between appeals to different authoritative instances?
  • The Society invites scholars to explore the ‘ends of authority,’ understood as its purposes, goals, and ideals as well as its limitations, aporias, and paradoxes. Applicants could investigate the rise of authoritarianism across different historical and political or religious contexts, exploring its conditions, its appeal, its critiques. One could research the crisis of scientific authority, in which expertise itself is called into question on grounds that are impervious to scientific argumentation. Considering the death of the author, one could question what signs, strokes, words, tics, and idiosyncrasies determine a text’s or artwork’s ‘author’; what authorizes an original from its copy or fake; or the degree to which the authority of a few authors still determines research fields today. In the age of a superabundance of information, what differentiates ‘real’ (authoritative) information from ‘fake news,’ and how one can be interchanged with the other as an ‘equal’ source of authority?
  • The Society for the Humanities welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who are interested in investigating authority from the broadest variety of international and disciplinary perspectives.
  • 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, 2017. 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.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017. To apply, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/9274/. Awards will be announced by the end of December 2017.
  • any news here?
  • nothing here either way; checked last year's page and someone got a rejection on 12/20/16. Maybe this year's running late? 
  • acceptance letters were sent on 12/22
  • Was this in hard-copy or email? Anyone received emailed rejections?
  • Would also be curious to know if anyone has received notification either way. I can't get to my (postal) mail until the semester starts again... (12/31)
  • Rejection email (1/2)
  • Notification of alternate status (1/2) 

Dartmouth College (NH) - Dartmouth Society of Fellows 2018-2021 Junior Fellowships - Deadline: 18 Sept. 2017 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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. We seek candidates who are prepared to initiate their next post-doctoral project. 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 Junior 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 Junior Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track; teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship; are in residence for the fall, winter and spring 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: Junior 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 $5,000 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 2018 – 2021 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2018.

Applicants are expected to identify at least one Dartmouth faculty member whose scholarship is relevant to their own. 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, 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 statement outlining your scholarly agenda for the three-year fellowship (500 word limit); a curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of recommendation; 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.

  • Thank you. So much.
  • were rejection letters via snail mail or email? 
  • I did not receive anything yet. Anyone else? 
  • To the poster above: My rejection arrived 5 January in an email through Interfolio (noreply@interfolio.com). It appeared in my "Updates" tab in Gmail. The subject was "Junor Fellows application status." (Yes, with the typo in Junior.) Here's to hoping this information doesn't answer your question! Good luck!
  • Thank you!
  • Any updates from those who didn't receive the initial round of rejections? [1/15]
  • Still waiting to hear anything. [1/17]
  • Just spoke with the administrator, and 2nd round decisions will be made tonight, candidates notified in several days. Good luck everybody! [1/22]
  • Skype interview requested along with an additional writing sample. The email came around 11AM EST. [01/23]
  • Was this a personalized e-mail, or a generic one? Trying to sort out if no news means out of the running. [01/24]
  • ^^Original poster here: It was a (relatively) personalized email with my name. It just had the request for a skype interview and listed 2 potential dates with 9 twenty minute slots on each date as well as a request for another writing sample. I sent my potential times and the ones I absolutely cannot do (as instructed). I received a response immediately from the admin confirming receipt but haven't been given my interview time yet. Since there's no confirmation of the time slots, they may still be working through organizing the short list. Hope this helps and best of luck! [01/24]
  • Rejection email today [02/07] (x2)
  • Finalist rejection email [02/22]

Dartmouth College (NH) - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-2020 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2018 to the end of Spring 2020. 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 Film and Media Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Music and Theater. 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 2018-2020 fellows will be similar.

Applicants for the 2018-2020 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2018 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2018-2020 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2017.

Please do not submit material materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio shall be considered. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and 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, 2017 at 12 midnight EST. For questions, please contact: Humanities.Center@Dartmouth.edu. Please apply via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/44177
  • any news on this one?
  • Still nothing. Anyone? (Jan 19) Nope. It's quite frustrating [1/19]
  • Website says notifications won't come until March :(
  • Campus Visit invite [2/14]
  • Any rejection yet? Mail or Phone invite? Thanks and Good Luck.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows competition for positions starting September 1, 2018.

Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit part of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show 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 2018-2019. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.

Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in any discipline or (or expected by September 2018), DMA or MFA. 2. Research interests strongly intersecting theme of computation. 3. Demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research. 4. Evidence of 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 as a Neukom Fellow. 3) Description of which departments (and even better, which Dartmouth faculty) you would be interested in working with and why the opportunity to engage with multiple departments would enhance your work. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out connections with and contact potential Dartmouth mentors as they draft their applications. 4) Three referees whose letters of recommendation speak to the aims of the Fellowship. 5) (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English (or some comparable kind of creative work), either published or unpublished.

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, see: http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/programs/neukom_fellows.html

Applications must be submitted here: https://academicjobsonline.org

For more information on The Neukom Institute: http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/ The Neukom Fellows Program and the Neukom Institute are made possible by a generous gift from Mr. William H. Neukom, Dartmouth College Class of 1964.

  • Completed applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive first consideration. Materials received after that date or those that do not fulfill the above requirements stand the chance of not being considered. General inquiries should be directed to the Neukom Institute Manager, Christine Alberga (Christine.E.Alberga@Dartmouth.edu).
  • Rejection 2/2 (X2)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2018 Edit

The Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College invites applications for the 2018-19 (September - June) Dartmouth Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. Applicants from all disciplines working on research that bears directly on U.S. foreign policy and international security are welcome to apply. While scholars at all stages of their careers will be considered, applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D or equivalent degree are especially welcomed. Fellows must be in residence during their Fellowship and are asked to participate in Dickey Center seminars and events, participate in teaching an undergraduate course (with the other fellows and a faculty member), and are invited to take advantage of other Dartmouth activities.

The Dickey Center for International Understanding encompasses War and Peace Studies, the Global Heath Initiative, the Institute for Arctic Studies (an interdisciplinary center for the study of the environment, climate change and policy implications), and new research foci in human development and gender. Researchers with projects that intersect any of these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

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

To apply, submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research abstract (200 words max.)
  • A statement of up to 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
  • A writing sample (50 pp. max)
  • Two confidential letters of reference
  • Graduate school transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Junior faculty and professionals may include a transcript, but are not required to do so.)
  • A confidential financial statement on a separate page indicating the applicant’s other sources of support available during fellowship period and – for current faculty only – current salary.

03/17/18 Has anyone heard anything on this?

Dartmouth College (NH) - Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

Application URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/45769

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are seeking a biological anthropologist who complements the research interests of current faculty. The McKennan Fellow will be expected to teach one course per year during their appointment. The Fellow will develop one introductory course and one advanced course in her/his area of specialization.

The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year appointment with the possibility of a one-year extension, and the fellowship term will commence July 1, 2018. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no later than Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a competitive salary as well as an annual research and travel allowance. Residence for three out of four academic terms is required. More information can be found at http://anthropology.dartmouth.edu/research/mckennan-postdoc-fellowship

Please submit a 2-page cover letter specifying how your research complements the existing expertise in the Department of Anthropology, a 1-page teaching statement, c.v., and the names and contact information for three references to the McKennan Fellow Search Committee. Applicants should submit material through Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/45769.

  • Formal review will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University (USA:IN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Deadline: 30 March 2018Edit

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary program at DePauw University invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral position to begin in August 2018. Ph.D by time of appointment in Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies is preferred, though applicants who hold a graduate certificate or degree in a related field are welcome to apply. Area of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching or research complements existing strengths in the program by incorporating transnational feminisms, masculinity, queer, and/or trans studies, ecofeminism or environmental justice, or disability studies.

We seek a teacher-scholar who applies an intersectional lens to all aspects of teaching, from course development to classroom management, and who can facilitate lively discussion, demonstrate a commitment to students, and create an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment. The teaching load is four courses for the academic year. The candidate will offer an Introduction to Women's Studies course and a 200- or 300- level topics course of their choice each semester. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a course focused on Queer Theory/Introduction to Sexuality Studies or Transnational Feminisms. Candidates must have experience teaching the introductory course and at least one topics course and application materials should demonstrate a proven record of excellence in teaching. This position is a 2/2 teaching-postdoc and includes mentoring, presentation opportunities, and time to pursue independent scholarly projects.

Candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/49321): letter of application, teaching statement addressing inclusive pedagogy and markers of student success, statement of research agenda, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and transcripts.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, which can help the candidate maintain an active research agenda and improve their pedagogy.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution, and women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Questions may be directed to the Director of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Alicia Suarez, at asuarez@depauw.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin March 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Associate in Asian American Studies - Deadline: 1 March 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The inaugural Asian American Studies Program in conjunction with the Department of English at Duke University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Asian American Studies. The associate will be active in supporting Asian American studies curriculum and programming outreach. The selected candidate is expected to engage in original research, to teach one course per semester (an introductory survey on Asian American Studies and a course on the fellow’s research area), and to participate in the intellectual and public life of the university. The associate will be mentored by senior faculty and have access to professional development and other resources on campus. Expertise in a variety of fields and disciplines will be considered including Literature, History, Visual and Media studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Global Cultural studies, Sociology, Critical Race studies, Cultural Anthropology, and so forth.

Position begins August 1, 2018 and is for one academic year, with possibility for extension for the second academic year subject to budget approval and satisfactory review. Position is open to recent PhDs and early-career assistant professors. Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD within the past three years and no later than June 2018.

To apply, submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, a one-page research statement, a course syllabus and a short description of the second course, and three letters of reference. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply.

  • All materials received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.
  • Short list Skye interviews on April 2, 2018.

Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies - Deadline: 20 Feb. 2018Edit

The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies for the 2018-2019 year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies and a record of scholarship in environmental studies (broadly conceived). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to design and teach an undergraduate course in this field and to support the integration of feminist environmental studies through a variety of potential activities across the fellowship year (e.g., outreach to student groups, mentoring graduate students, participating on panels). The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and shared office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2018 and be no more than three years past the PhD. Each applicant is required to submit a C.V., three reference letters, and a writing sample.

  • anyone hear anything?

Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit

Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering several Lecturing Fellow* positions for PhDs in a broad range of STEM or policy fields with an interest in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experience. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.

This year we seek candidates with a Ph.D. in public policy, STEM, or quantitative social science disciplines, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental sciences, health sciences, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow* (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2018. 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, 2018. To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo).

You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a research statement that outlines your scholarly interests and research plans, 3) a letter in which you articulate your interest in the position and discuss what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 4) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three 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 December 15, 2017 and ends February 15, 2018. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) February 15, 2018. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 23 May 2018Edit

  • Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (up to 4 years, ending 30 June 2022)
  • This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
  • Closing Date: 23 May 2018 (midday)
  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join ‘The Political Warfare Executive, Covert Propaganda, and British Culture’, a Leverhulme Trust-funded research project led by Dr James Smith with Professor Jo Fox and Professor Patricia Waugh as Co-Investigators.
  • The Political Warfare Executive was Britain's most significant clandestine propaganda agency of the Second World War. It covertly recruited numerous well-known authors for its subversion campaigns, yet the secrecy of its work means that its operations have remained a missing dimension in modern literary history.
  • Using government archives, propaganda collections, and literary texts, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with the project investigators to systematically analyse the PWE's cultural interactions, addressing how the UK's intelligentsia contributed towards this wartime propaganda, and examining how the PWE's legacy lived on in post-war literature and cultural discourses.
  • With guidance from the PI, the PDRA will: conduct the bulk of the project's archival research, disseminate archival findings to team members, assist with identifying and analysing relevant literary texts, and conduct further research and analysis in areas of specific expertise. The PDRA will also be expected to: develop project publications (as sole or joint author as appropriate), organise activities such as a conference and seminars, help mentor the project’s PhD student, and maintain the project’s website and social media presence.
  • This position will come with a dedicated budget for research expenses such as travel and accommodation. This role offers an excellent opportunity for an early career scholar to develop his or her research profile as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • The post-holder is employed to work on a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.
  • Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 July.

Elon University (NC) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds - Deadline 3 Nov. 2017Edit

  • Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a PhD or MFA. Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds who are interested in working in a student and learning centered liberal arts environment. Elon University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
  • Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship
  • Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research, and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
  • Annual $36,000 stipend, office with computer, library privileges, free cultural and sporting events on campus, and professional development support

Emory University (GA) - Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry - Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2018 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting applications for up to three Post-Doctoral fellowships for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. Announcements of awards will begin in mid-April and will continue until all positions are filled. More information and application instructions are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu, or on the web at http://www.fchi.emory.edu.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 17, 2018
  • Has anyone heard anything (interviews, etc) on this?
  • It says right there that announcement of awards begins mid-April and continues until all positions are filled. I think it's too early to hear anything. Do they usually hold interviews?
  • Speaking from experience from last year: They did not hold interviews and announcement of awards came via email in mid-April.
  • How many people apply for this Post-Doc on an average?Does anybody know?
  • I hope 6 people, then maybe I'd stand a chance. On a more serious note, I do think it's not that many, their application process is quite demanding.
  • I was notified that offers were made and accepted; I'm on the alternate list in case anyone drops out (4/11).

Emory University (USA:GA) - James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race & Difference - Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019, Humanities - Deadline: 7 Feb. 2018Edit

  • National Call for Applications, Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019

The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers five fellowships per year.

  • Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2018. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.
  • Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars: Two (2) fellowships for doctoral dissertation completion. Dissertation Fellows are not required to teach courses.

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year 2018-2019. Visit the website at www.jwji.emory.edu for a complete program description.

Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholar Awards

  • $75,000 for full Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $60,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $45,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses

Period of Residency: one academic year

Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Completion Awards

  • $25,000 stipend
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses

Period of Residency: one academic year Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted via Interfolio by the application deadline. For complete details on how to apply, visit http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/apply.html

  • The deadline for applications is February 7, 2018.
  • Email: "Successful applicants will be notified via email in early April 2018."
  • Email notice that I was not selected for Advanced Scholar Award (April 3)
  • Email notice that I was not selected for postdoc 4/3

Emory University (USA:CA) - Post Doctoral Fellow, Transnational Latin American History - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The Department of History at Emory University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Transnational Latin American History, beginning in Fall 2018. The Department seeks a scholar to offer courses and mentor students in the field, and whose research and teaching speak in direct ways to hemispheric, trans-Atlantic, and/or trans-Pacific histories of Latin America, broadly construed and including Latinx and Chicanx history. Themes central to the field that complement existing strengths within the History Department and Emory University include but are not limited to: race and ethnicity; gender; migration; labor; environmental history; borderlands; globalization and capitalism; empire; law; and religion. The teaching load is three courses per year and the selected applicant will receive an annual research stipend. Completion of the Ph.D. by fall 2018 is required. Please submit cv, cover letter, writing sample and sample course syllabi. Candidates may be asked to provide additional material and references at a later date, so please do not send references until requested.
  • The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of the Ph.D. by fall 2018 is required.
  • Please address questions to Kelly Richmond Yates, Academic Department Administrator, at kyates2@emory.edu. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

European University Institute (ITA) - Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018-19 - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2017 - FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The Max Weber Programme (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is the largest and most innovative postdoctoral programme in the historical and social sciences in Europe.

The MWP is open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a post-doctoral fellowship before.

The MWP is a global programme at a global institution located in Italy. Like the Fellows, Professors and Researchers at the European University Institute come from across Europe - from Portugal to Russia, and beyond it - from Asia and the Antipodes to North and Latin America, contributing their different academic traditions to the distinctive mix of the Institute. The language of the programme is English.

The Programme is among the most selective – attracting circa 1200 applicants each year - in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law and history for some 55-60 Fellowships. The Programme awards 1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long fellowships according to departments. The Fellowship provides a grant of 2000 EUR per month plus - when appropriate - a family allowance. Second and (exceptionally) third year Economics Fellows, who are required to undertake teaching in the department, are paid 3000 EUR per month.

The Max Weber Fellows enjoy the superb research facilities of the European University Institute (including an outstanding library, a shared office space, and a personal research fund of 1000 EUR - 2000 EUR for second or third year Economics Fellows who are on the job market)). The MWP is unique among postdoctoral programmes in helping Fellows to become full members of a global academic community.

Fellows are given training and support in all aspects of an academic career – from publishing and presenting, teaching, applying for research grants and jobs. A particular focus is placed on communicating effectively in English to different kinds of academic audiences. Its placement record is second to none: most Max Weber Fellows secure an academic position in the finest institutions around the world upon completion of the Programme.

  • (12/7/2017) received notice that my application was not selected, but that because I had made it to the final shortlist, I am now on the reserve list. They also wrote that they received "1124 applications for only 49 fellowships".
  • Huh. I haven't received any kind of notification. Assuming that means straight up rejection, then?
  • Received notification of rejected application with no reserve list (12/11).

Florida State University - Gannon Postdoctoral Scholar (Religion) - Deadline: 9 March 2017Edit

The Department of Religion at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position.  Associated with the Department’s track in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy, this position requires broad training in religious thought and ethics.  As well, candidates should show an ability to complement existing departmental strengths in one or more areas of practical ethics.  The teaching load for this position will be two courses per semester.  This position comes with a small travel/research grant.  The appointment begins August 7, 2018; candidates who have completed the Ph.D. between August 1, 2012 and the date of appointment are eligible for the post. 

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, transcripts, and teaching dossier in pdf format no later than March 9, 2018 at http://jobs.fsu.edu  (job ad #42987).  In addition, you must have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Directions for this process are detailed in the FSU job ad #42987. Questions may be sent to REL-Search@fsu.edu, as well. The Florida State University is a Public Records Agency, an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Candidates must be able to show valid U.S. work authorization at the time of hiring.  Please also note that FSU requires that all new hires undergo a pre-employment criminal history background check.

  • Deadline: March 9.
  • Applied (x1)
  • (April 4) received rejection via email

Florida State University (USA: FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar (History) - Deadline 10 Apr. 2018Edit

The Department of History at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year (two consecutive nine-month contracts), full-time, non-tenure-track, non-renewable position at the rank of Postdoctoral Associate. The position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester—one large survey as well as a smaller lecture course or undergraduate seminar. History of the United States (topical and chronological fields are open), with a preference for candidates whose research and teaching will complement the department’s existing strengths in legal history, cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, or U.S. and the World.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required and must be in hand at time of appointment.

Contact info.: Please direct questions to search committee chair, Prof. Jennifer Koslow, at jkoslow@fsu.edu. 

Anticipated salary range: We anticipate hiring at $47,658.

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. 

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Please submit a letter of application and a vita as a single PDF. 
This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system: 
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Folger Shakespeare Library (DC) - Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks to hire three post-doctoral fellows for a multi-year collaborative and cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.” This is the inaugural project in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research. It is headquartered in the Folger Institute, whose mission is to foster vital research questions, gather knowledge communities, and stimulate collections-based research. The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and supports research on all aspects of British, European, and Atlantic world literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. “Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures” will investigate the pervasiveness of food in everyday life as a window into early modern culture, addressing such issues as labor, freedom and enslavement, practical knowledge, ethics, and imagination. These perspectives from a pre-industrial world will shed light on critical post-industrial dilemmas and aspirations. Additional information on the research project may be found at http://www.folger.edu/mellon-initiative-collaborative-research. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to begin work in September 2018. The positions are renewable for three academic years (through June 2021).

Applicants must hold a recent (within 5 years) Ph.D. in early modern (c. 1450-1750) studies; specific disciplines may include art history, anthropology, food studies, history, literature, philosophy. A successful candidate will bring his or her own individual research to bear on collective decisions about projects in this innovative research initiative. The three post-doctoral fellows will work closely with the project’s co-directors and will be responsible for defining and pursuing research agendas, helping to select short-term fellows and other project associates, and creating scholarly and public programs as well as print and online products. We aim to assemble an interdisciplinary team of post-docs with a diversity of cognate interests and approaches, who will engage in independent and collaborative research, writing, and experimentation. Post-docs will share their findings in a variety of formats and with a variety of audiences, assist with organizing scholarly programs and public events at the Folger, and contribute to online digital projects and exhibitions. Additional information on the specific post-docs and a link to detailed descriptions and application instructions are included below.

The three post-doctoral fellows will be considered employees of the Folger and will receive a generous salary of $5,416.67 per month (equivalent to 65K per year) and a comprehensive benefits package. Housing and/or relocation assistance cannot be provided. Six months of paid individual research and writing time is included, and there will be specific opportunities provided throughout the post-doc period to participate in scholarly conferences and events.

Digital Research Fellow (one fellowship available): The Digital Research Fellow will be tasked with developing, building, and trialing a structure for accessing and researching texts, images, and metadata relating to the major themes of the project, with an emphasis on the Folger’s unique collection of food-related manuscripts. Working closely with co-directors and Folger stakeholders, the post-doc will help establish and implement editorial and mark-up conventions for creating a searchable corpus of food-related texts and images. The corpus will provide quantitative and qualitative data for the team’s innovative explorations of a wide range of issues in food pathways and cultures of the period through a variety of techniques, including data mining, data visualization, mapping, network analysis, and text analysis.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in digital humanities scholarship such as TEI markup, data visualization, text and network analysis, and common scripting languages, is required. Relevant experience in developing and leading digital humanities research projects is preferred. Applicants should be able to read and transcribe English secretary hand at an advanced level and mark up texts according to TEI: P5 guidelines. Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, and cooperation is essential, as is the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.

To learn more about the Digital Research Fellowship and to apply for the position, please visit http://www.folger.edu/employment-opportunities.

Research Fellows (two fellowships available): The Research Fellows will be tasked with conducting in-depth research into designated topics. Working closely with the co-directors, each will establish priorities for research and writing and will ensure that these goals are met in line with project needs. They will continually evaluate new ideas in light of the scope of the project, conduct project-related research, write and publish individually and collaboratively with other team members and co-directors, and report on results at team meetings and other activities. These fellows will engage with internal and external partners to create, monitor, and enhance an engaging and interactive online resource on their research topics while thinking creatively about the ways that early modern food cultures resonate with modern ones.

Applicants must have an understanding of early modern print and manuscript cultures. A demonstrated ability to read and transcribe English secretary hand is desirable. Project work, research, or familiarity with food histories, representations, cultures, etc. in the early modern period is strongly preferred. Applicants must have experience and fluidity with social media outreach in scholarly communities and an enthusiasm for introduction to academic-adjacent career paths, including academic administration, specialized library work, and the organization of and promotion of public programs events. Working knowledge of Word and Excel needed. Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, and cooperation is essential, as is the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.

To learn more about the Research Fellowships and to apply for the positions, please visit http://www.folger.edu/employment-oportunities.

Applications should include a resume/CV, a cover letter describing your interest in the project, and three letters of recommendation. Application deadline is December 1, 2017. Please do not submit any additional work until it is requested. EOE. No phone calls please.

ABOUT THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION: Founded in 1969, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies by supporting exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. Additional information is available at mellon.org.

ABOUT THE FOLGER: Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of agenda-setting research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages. Join us online, on the road, or in Washington, DC.

  • Posting Date: 09/21/2017. Closing Date: 12/01/2017.
  • Has anyone heard anything back yet? (Jan 3)
  • A friend of a friend got a Skype interview offer [18 January]
  • Skype interveiws scheduled [February 2018]
  • In person interveiws scheduled [March 2018]
  • Offers Made [16 March]
  • Rejection notifications sent via email [16-20 March]

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (USA) - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and

Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.

2018 Postdoctoral Program Announcement (pdf)

  • 2018 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines are: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST
  • offers made, alternates notified (3/28) 
  • Hello, I am wondering what the likliehood of moving up from the alternates list.  If anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • It's difficult to say what the likelihood is of moving up from the alternate list. As far as I'm aware, there's not one list. A certain number of positions are reserved for different categories of academic field, so someone from your category would need to decline for you to move up the list.

Georgia Tech (GA) - Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs (dissertation successfully defended by August 2018) in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2018-2019 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment or equivalent and full faculty benefits.

We are particularly interested in qualified applicants with research, teaching, or workplace expertise related to the following areas:

Communication in STEM disciplines/professions
Global Englishes or English Language Learning
Diverse literatures and cultures
Sustainability (e.g., climate change, infrastructure, community engagement)
Gender and sexuality studies

Brittain Fellows focus on one of three teaching areas:

Composition. Candidates with experience teaching rhetoric, composition, writing-intensive courses, multimodality, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy will be considered for opportunities to teach first-year composition. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a research agenda in rhetoric, composition, or related areas.
Business/Technical Communication. Candidates with experience teaching business, professional, or technical communication will be considered for opportunities to teach conventional tech comm classes, business/professional communication classes, or team-taught, linked sections for students in computer science. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have appropriate workplace and/or teaching experience and who have a research agenda in business/technical communication.
Naugle Communication Center. Candidates with experience in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine their teaching with work in Georgia Tech’s Communication Center. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a research agenda in writing center studies.

General Information for All Fellows: We believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. The Writing and Communication Program is especially interested in considering applications from minority candidates. Service: Fellows serve on and chair committees that act as change agents to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative technologies, special events, digital publication, curriculum development, ELL and cross-cultural challenges, and community outreach.

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

Research: Fellows are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to extend them to include research in areas such as pedagogy, multimodality, writing/communication center research, digital humanities, media literacy, instructional innovation, business/technical communication, and assessment. Teaching: All Brittain Fellows design courses informed by their research interests within a framework of common programmatic outcomes. All courses are based on rhetoric, process, multimodality, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives in a technological world.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (a 1-2 page teaching statement, 1-2 sample syllabi relating to potential teaching at Georgia Tech, 2-3 sample assignments, and summary of quantitative and qualitative course evaluations; additional elements are acceptable, but not required), and three letters of recommendation to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu. Please submit application materials as a single PDF document (submitting letters of recommendation under separate cover is acceptable). Only digital applications will be reviewed.

  • Applications are accepted through February 1, 2018.
  • Received email to schedule Skype Interview [3/15]

Harvard Art Museums (MA) - Schroeder Curatorial Fellow - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit

  • Summary: The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Schroeder Fellow conducts object-based research and scholarship on the extensive collections of the Harvard Art Museums, with a focus on the rich artistic achievements of Islamic art in the late medieval and early modern eras. Under the supervision of the Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, the Fellow develops a series of argument-driven installations for the Islamic gallery, working primarily with paintings, drawings, and calligraphy from the 14th through 19th centuries, but also reaching across centuries, media, and curatorial divisions as appropriate for thematic expression. The Fellow participates in all aspects of installation planning and implementation, working closely with staff throughout the museum.
  • The Curatorial Fellow will assist with a broad range of curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials and cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Harvard Art Museums’ database. The Curatorial Fellow will participate as appropriate in the acquisition process, donor cultivation, and provenance research. The Curatorial Fellow will contribute to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.
  • Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums’ Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program.
  • The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.
  • Basic Qualifications: MA in Art History with specialization in Islamic art or in Middle Eastern Studies; reading proficiency in Persian and Arabic.
  • Additional Qualifications:
  • PhD preferred with specialization in Islamic arts of the book of the 14th – 19th centuries
  • Curatorial or related experience
  • Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially
  • This is a term position. Term duration: 2 years
  • Start date: 9/4/2018
  • Deadline: 1 March 2018.

Harvard University (MA) - Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 12 Jan. 2018Edit

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center offers two postdoctoral fellowships.

The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries with the requirement that their research includes a component dealing with Greater China.

Applicants may apply to one or both fellowships using the same application.

FELLOWSHIP GRANT:  

1. Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning September 1, 2018, with a stipend of $60,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee, and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds. 

2. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided shared office space, a Harvard email address, and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.  

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS:  Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area and regular participation in Asia Center activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation in the Asia Center Seminar Series.  

ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2013 or later, in any area of the humanities, social sciences, or related fields with serious engagement with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be single-country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects. Fellowship recipients must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.  

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: - Curriculum Vitae: Please include citizenship, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s), email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline and institution, as well as languages. - Cover Letter - Statement of Research (up to two pages): What do you plan to do at each stage of your research during the fellowship? What particular resources do you intend to use at each stage? What are the advantages of doing your postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard; who among the Harvard faculty do you plan to seek out while in residence? - Transcript - Dissertation Abstract - Dissertation Table of Contents- List of Publications - Two Letters of Recommendation

Apply at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7926

Decisions made by early March 2018.

  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018.
  • Any news?
    • Silence on my end as of 3/7
    • just got rejection (3/14)

Harvard University (USA:MA) - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. Applications are invited from scholars in any academic discipline, working on contemporary China or any period of Chinese history. Fellows will pursue their own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences. However, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields. A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required.
  • The fellowship period is from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.
  • Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Holders of a Harvard University doctoral degree are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in the application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification. If awarded the fellowship, the scholar must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a diploma, certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution, or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, no later than August 1, 2018.
  • The fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 and includes health insurance benefits. The application deadline is February 14, 2018. Fellows must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. For program and application details please see: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/apply-to-our-programs/non-harvard-affiliates/#an-wang-postdoctoral-fellows
    • Has anyone heard anything about this?

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Hou Family Fellowship - Deadline: 14 March 2018Edit

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellowship will be for a period of three to twelve months from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, with residency at Harvard University. One candidate who is a student at, recently graduated from, or teaching/researching at a North American institution and one from a Taiwanese institution will be accepted. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars. A separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced standing in their Ph.D. programs or recent Ph.D.s (within five years at the start of the fellowship) in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship. 

Total stipend for one year: $25,000, plus $3,000 for research support. 

For program and application details, please see: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

  • Application deadline: March 14, 2018.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Center for the Environment - Environmental Fellows Program - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2018Edit

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 Award: The fellowship includes a salary of $66,000 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 2018 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 2018 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2014 and August 2018. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2018.) 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. Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 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 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. (EST) 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.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2018.
  • Any movement on this? [2/23]
  • [3/2] I haven't heard anything at all.
  • 6 MARCH: REJECTION

Harvard University (MA) - Digital Fellowship/Digital Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2018Edit

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invites applications for a Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow position in Japanese Studies during the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is for 12 months, commencing August 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

FELLOWSHIP GRANT:

  • - Digital Fellow in Japanese Studies (without Ph.D.): stipend of $45,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee
  • - Digital Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Studies (with Ph.D.): stipend of $60,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee

RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIGITAL FELLOW/DIGITAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: The Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow position is intended for individuals working in the field of Japanese studies with an interest and commitment to the promotion of digital methods of inquiry, publication, and research and preservation, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. The Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow should expect to focus on his/her own research and to participate in the intellectual life of the Reischauer Institute and Harvard communities through engagement with faculty, students, scholars, librarians, and digital technologists. Responsibilities include:

  • - Pursuing independent research project that engages both Japan and digital scholarship in the humanities or social sciences
  • - Assisting in development of ongoing digital initiatives, including the Constitutional Revision Project and Japan Digital Disaster Archive
  • - Sharing skills and research through dissemination-type activities including workshops, class presentations, and lectures

The Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence in the Cambridge area during the term of appointment. A strong working knowledge of both Japanese and English languages is required. Please note: A doctorate is not required for this position, but applicants who wish to be considered as a Digital Postdoctoral Fellow must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018. DEADLINE: Complete application AND two (or three) letters of recommendation must be received by: March 1, 2018 (Thursday), 5 pm EST APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants may either email application materials to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu OR send via WETRANSFER (a free file transfer platform). Please indicate “RI Digital Fellow APP” or “RI Digital Postdoc Fellow APP” and Applicant’s Name in the subject line of your email, or in the message line if using WeTransfer. Please submit materials as PDF files. Each application should consist of the following materials in the order listed below:

  • Cover sheet: Please download and complete the Reischauer Institute Digital Fellowship/Digital Postdoctoral Fellowship Cover Sheet provided. Please keep to a single page.
  • Name (first, last), Citizenship, and Email Address Educational/Professional Background
  • University & Department/Current Employer & Position Field of Study and/or Field of Expertise Are you currently applying for other digital fellowships at Harvard or elsewhere? If so, which?
  • For those applying to the Digital Postdoctoral Fellowship, please also include: C. Thesis Title D. Date Ph.D. Received/Expected (if pending, give specific timeline) E. Have you previously applied for a Harvard postdoctoral fellowship? If yes, when? F. Are you currently applying for other postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard? If so, which?
  • 4. Names of 2 (or 3) Recommenders

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Personal Statement (on separate sheet, 1 page) that presents the applicant’s understanding of, and experience with, digital scholarship and its past or potential contributions to Japanese Studies. Proposal and Description (on separate sheet, 1 page) of digital scholarship project that the applicant will undertake during the fellowship period. Short essay (on separate sheet, 2 pages):

  • 1. Examining and responding to one of the Reischauer Institute’s ongoing web-based projects — either the Constitutional Revision Project or the Japan Digital Disaster Archive — and suggesting ways that the project might be enhanced, extended, or further developed as a digital resource.OR
  • 2. Introducing and discussing a digital project or activity that the applicant has created or helped develop and the role it has played in the applicant’s own thinking and development as a digital scholar. Please reference links to websites as supplementary material.

Curriculum Vitae: Please include citizenship, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s), email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline and institution as well as specific examples of digital projects (with available links to websites) and short explanations of involvement in these projects. (If applicable) Dissertation Abstract and Table of Contents (on separate sheet, up to 3 pages): Please indicate your name at the top of each page. Official Transcript of Grades: Please submit an official electronic transcript, or OPEN your official paper transcript to scan as part of your complete application. Two (or Three) Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required; the third letter is optional. One letter must be from someone who can comment on your experience relevant to working with digital media. These must be emailed directly to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu by the application deadline. In the email subject line, indicate “RI Digital Fellow REC” or “RI Digital Postdoc REC” and Applicant’s Name. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Application materials (as a complete file) are accepted as:

  • (1) Email attachment to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu. Indicate “RI Digital Fellow APP” or “RI Digital Postdoc Fellow APP” and Applicant’s Name in the subject line of the email.OR
  • (2) File transfer via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/), a free file transfer platform, to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu. Indicate “RI Digital Fellow APP” or “RI Digital Postdoc Fellow APP” and Applicant’s Name in the message line.
  • DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (Thursday), 5 pm EST. Direct inquiries to: rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu.

Harvard University (MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2018-2019 - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2018Edit

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. Applications are invited from scholars in any academic discipline, working on contemporary China or any period of Chinese history. Fellows will pursue their own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences. However, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields. A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Holders of a Harvard University doctoral degree are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in the application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification. If awarded the fellowship, the scholar must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a diploma, certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution, or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by no later than August 1, 2018

For program and application details please see: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/apply-to-our-programs/non-harvard-affiliates/#an-wang-postdoctoral-fellows

The fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 and includes health insurance benefits.

  • The application deadline is February 14, 2018. Fellows must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017Edit

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces the fifth year of its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc position, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in the fall/winter of 2018/19 select its sixth cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2018, renewable for a second.

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

Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall term), to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.

NOTE: Global American Studies postdoc application deadlines have changed.

Notes regarding application materials. The required statement of research should be no longer than five pages, single-spaced. The required writing sample should be one or two dissertation chapters. Three letters of reference are required. Instructions will follow as you complete the electronic application.

Basic Qualifications: The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2018, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. The Warren Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community. Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $52,800 in 2017-18); the postdoc position includes benefits.

Contact Information: Monnikue McCall, Charles Warren Center, Emerson Hall, 4th Floor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Contact Email momccall@fas.harvard.edu

  • Apply at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7685
  • The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. The recommendation letter deadline is December 8, 2017.
  • Any news or updates?  Interviews?
  • No news/updates. When were interviews held last year? (Feb. 21
  • Rejection received (February 26). Noted that they had 171 applicants this year.
  • Have any of the alternates been notified that the offer has been accepted and the search is officially closed?

Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-2019 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017 - SEMI-FINALISTS NOTIFIEDEdit

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and 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.

What fields of study are eligible for the Academy Scholars Program?

The founders considered area studies expertise in non-Western parts of the world to be a valuable addition to the social science disciplines. Accordingly The Harvard Academy looks for outstanding applicants in PhD or equivalent programs or with PhD or equivalent degrees in disciplines normally represented as in the social sciences in universities, where most of the Academy Scholars find employment.
We define non-Western as any country other than the US, Canada, and Western Europe (as defined by the former Iron Curtain). Also, research that covers non-Western interaction with the Western region is transnational and thus eligible.
Full List of Accepted Fields

The competition for the Harvard Academy postdoctoral fellowship is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

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

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

If you have questions, please email us at: applicationinquiries@wcfia.harvard.edu.

Applications for the AY2018–2019 postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2018, will be due on October 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted through the online application portal.

  • Rejection via email (11/1). 581 applications this year. X3
  • 11/1: 31 semi-finalists selected. Of these, 10 will be interviewed in early December.
  • Rejected after semi-final round 11/16

Harvard University (MA) - Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2018Edit

The Inequality in America Initiative seeks applications from recent doctoral degree recipients interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers working to address the multiple challenges of inequality. This postdoctoral training program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; develop new leaders in the study of inequality; and deepen teaching expertise on the subject. The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The award includes $65,000/year plus fringe; office space; $2500 for computer equipment; a $10,000 research account; up to $2500/yr for research travel. The program director will pair each fellow with two Harvard faculty mentors (including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline), participating in one or more of five major research clusters:

  • Mobility and Migration
  • Science, Technology, Education, and Health
  • Work, Family, and Opportunity
  • Governance, Citizenship, and Social Justice
  • America Inequality, Globally

Applicants to the 2018-19 program must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in May 2015 or later; applicants without a terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive one by August 2018.

  • No news on that one? [3/2]
  • not yet. the website says mid-march so hopefully we'll hear soon (3/6)
  • received rejection email saying they've chosen a short list of candidates and my app isn't advancing to the final round (3/7)
  • Rejection email on 3/7

Harvard University (MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow (Migration and Humanities) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities.

Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses to the spectacle of the significant currents and crises of contemporary life. Literature and the arts are viewed as iconic presences whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape the transitional and translational narratives of migrant lives.

Built around pedagogies of representation and interpretation—textual, visual, digital, political, ethical, ecological, etc.—the humanities engage with the history of shifting relations between cultural expression, historical transition, and political transformation. The ethics of citizenship in our time are defined as much by migration and resettlement as by indigenous belonging, as much by global governance as by national sovereignty. And the humanities play a central role in defining the terms and the territories of cultural citizenship as it creates innovative institutions and identities in the making of a civil society.

The migration “crisis” makes it imperative for humanists to reflect on the foundational concepts and values of our disciplines in addressing the representation of others as they are recognized in the norms of cultural citizenship. The issues the seminar will explore include: the ethics of hospitality; modes of cosmopolitanism; negotiation of cultural “differences” under duress; the role played by interpretation and cultural translation in enhancing processes of social integration.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. For 2018-19 we are particularly interested in proposals that engage with migration, cultural memory, and the archive:

How do we understand the relationship between cultural memory as personal or collective narrative and the institutional demands of the legal discourse of memory used as a protocol of evidence that establishes the migrant’s claim to refuge, asylum and/or citizenship? What is the relationship between the affective aspects of migrant memory, such as fear, anxiety, humiliation, trauma, hope, and wish fulfillment, and the truth conditions encoded in jurisprudence and political rationality?

What are the narrative forms and discursive modes that constitute archives of migration, both contemporary an historical? What are the technologies and politics of these representations? How do archives of migrations function as purveyors of information, systems of classification, conduits of dissemination that create new public knowledge?

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

Fellows will be joined at the Center by postdoctoral fellows from Germany, who will be coming as part of a collaboration between the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Volkswagen Foundation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, individual medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500.

Eligibility and Deadline Information: Applicants for 2018-19 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2015. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive a doctorate or terminal degree in a related discipline in or before August 2018.


Apply at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7745

  • Applications must be completed by December 1, 2017.
  • Any news on this? (January 6, 2018)
  • Nothing here (Feb 1)
  • Rejection via email (Feb 13) x2
  • Feb. 27--Has anyone heard any news? 

Harvard University (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow (US-Japan Relations) - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2018Edit

  • We seek applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan's relations with the rest of the world in the broadest sense. Thus, we welcome applicants from anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among other fields. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan's external relations or problems that it shares with other countries, and we encourage projects that compare Japan's experience cross-nationally.
  • During their term of appointment, Postdoctoral Fellows have an option to teach an undergraduate course at Harvard during the fall or spring semester. Having a record of teaching at Harvard may enhance a Postdoctoral Fellow’s professional credentials in the academic job market. Areas of particular interest include Japanese popular culture; Japanese imperialism/ war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to, Japan are especially encouraged. If you are interested in teaching a course, please submit a brief teaching statement on your teaching interest (see “The Application Process” below). Please note: whether the applicant expresses an interest in teaching has no impact on the evaluation of her/his application.
  • The Fellowship Grant: Fellows spend a ten-month period in residence at Harvard that typically begins in September. The award is for $50,000 paid in monthly installments, health insurance coverage for the grantee, and up to $5,000 for research/travel funds. Awardees must complete all requirements of their doctoral degree to receive a fellowship. If a successful applicant has not already earned a Ph.D. at the time of his or her application, the applicant's advisers must submit a formal letter to the effect that he or she "has completed all the requirements of the Ph.D." by August 1. The letter must include that precise wording, and no mitigating circumstances will be considered. Because advisers may not be prepared to confirm this until they have collectively approved the dissertation and all required changes have been made to put it in its final (deposit) form, we strongly urge you to schedule your defense, if it is still pending, by July 1. No funds can be disbursed until such a letter is received, and the fellowship will be reduced by one-tenth for each month's delay. Depending on the length of the delay, a prospective fellow may be asked to begin the Program in the second semester, and in extreme cases, the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations reserves the right to revoke the fellowship altogether.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline bearing on the Program’s research areas. Research projects that focus on Japan or Japan’s international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. A knowledge of the Japanese language is not required.
  • The Application Process: Submit a curriculum vitae and the application form along with one or two publications, or drafts of journal articles and dissertation chapters (preferably publications relevant to the proposed research). Submit letters of recommendation from three people, at least one of whom is based in the United States, who are knowledgeable about the applicant's scholarly work.
  • If you are interested in teaching an undergraduate course, please submit a brief statement (up to a page) on your teaching interests, and on your ideas about two to three undergraduate courses you might teach, with a sentence or two on how you might approach each if you were to offer it.
  • Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Fellows: Fellows are expected to take part in all Program activities throughout the academic year. Fellows are required to present their research findings at a Program seminar and to submit a 40 to 50-page research paper on a relevant topic for possible inclusion in the Program's Occasional Papers series. This does not preclude publication of the same research elsewhere. Because fellows are expected to devote themselves full-time to a major research project, working elsewhere during one's tenure at Harvard is not permitted.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form

  • Complete applications must be submitted by January 16 to usjapan.wcfia(at)gmail.com. Please format the subject line of your email "US-Japan Program Application, Applicant's last name, first name."
  • Rejection letter recieved in the postal mail (March 15) 

Harvard University (MA) - Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2018Edit

  • The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) at Harvard University will offer several Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies to recent Ph.D. graduates of exceptional promise, to provide the opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts. The fellowship is for 10 months, commencing September 1, 2018.

FELLOWSHIP GRANT:

  • 1. Stipend of $50,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee, and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds.
  • 2. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS: Residence in the Cambridge area and participation in RI activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation at the RI Japan Forum lecture series. During their term of appointment, postdoctoral fellows may have the option to teach one undergraduate course during the fall or spring semester of the academic year, or co-teach an existing course with a current faculty member. Areas of particular interest for 2018-19 tentatively include Japanese popular culture; Japanese imperialism/war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to, Japan are especially encouraged. Teaching is neither required nor assured, but may be possible. Decisions on what particular courses may be taught by an RI Postdoctoral Fellow will be made in conjunction with both the RI and the academic department.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2013 or later, in Japanese studies in any area of the humanities or social sciences. Those who are chosen to receive fellowships must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants may either email application materials to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu OR send via WETRANSFER (a free file transfer platform). Please indicate “RI PD APP” and Applicant’s Name in the subject line of your email, or in the message line if using WeTransfer.

Please submit materials as PDF files. Each application should consist of the following materials in the order listed below: Cover Sheet: Please download and complete the Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships Cover Sheet provided. Please keep to a single page. Name (first, last), Citizenship, and Email Address Educational/Professional Background University & Department (of Ph.D.) Field of Study Thesis Title Date Ph.D. Received/Expected (if pending, give specific timeline) Have you previously applied for a Harvard postdoctoral fellowship? If yes, when? Are you currently applying for other postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard? If so, which? Names of 2 Recommenders Short summary of research plan at Harvard (do NOT exceed 40-50 words) Brief statement of teaching interests (do NOT exceed 40-50 words) Do you have a continuing teaching position? If yes, where? If teaching, have you obtained approval from your department to accept a postdoctoral position for 2018-19 (if selected)?

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Plan of Research (on separate sheet, up to 2 pages): What do you plan to do at each stage of your research during the fellowship? What particular resources do you intend to use at each stage? What are the advantages of doing your postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard; are there specific individuals you hope to seek out while in residence? Statement of Teaching Interests (on separate sheet, up to 1 page): Your ideas about a few undergraduate courses you might teach, with a sentence or two on how you might approach each if you were to offer it. See above for areas of possible need in 2018-19. In addition, we are especially open to courses that are framed more broadly and that are not limited to Japan (e.g., Warriors; Literature and Environment; Depressions; East Asia in the International Political Economy). Because arrangements will need to be negotiated with the relevant departments or programs, applicants are encouraged to list several course titles, in the event that their preferred topic does not correspond with departmental priorities. Successful applicants will be asked to submit course descriptions at a later date. Curriculum Vitae: Please include citizenship, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s), email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline, and institution. List of Publications (this may be included in your CV) Dissertation Abstract and Table of Contents (on separate sheet, up to 3 pages): Please indicate your name at the top of each page. Official Transcript of Grades: Please submit an official electronic transcript, or OPEN your official paper transcript to scan as part of your complete application. Two Letters of Recommendation: These must be emailed directly to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu by the application deadline. In the email subject line, indicate “RI PD REC” and Applicant’s Name. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Application materials (as a complete file) are accepted as:

  • (1) Email attachment to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu. Indicate “RI PD APP” and Applicant's Name in the subject line of the email.OR
  • (2) File transfer via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/), a free file transfer platform, to rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu. Indicate “RI PD APP” and Applicant's Name in the message line.

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: March 2018 Direct inquiries to: rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu.

  • DEADLINE: Complete application AND two letters of recommendation must be received by: January 5, 2018 (Friday), 5 pm EST.
  • [3/6] received rejection by email - they had 5 places for 78 applications.

Harvard University (MA) - Society of Fellows - Junior Fellowships - Nomination Deadline: 11 Aug. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

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

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

The Society will request that the three additional letters of recommendation be submitted electronically - not by email, but through a link which we will provide in our correspondence with the referees. After receipt of the nomination, the referees will be contacted by our office both by regular mail and email and asked to submit their letters within three weeks of the date of our email. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process the nomination.) Instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with a password to enter the secure site.

Our communication with the candidate will request that written materials be submitted both electronically through a link to our submission portal and by mail or express mail within three weeks from the date of our initial email contact. Full instructions for uploading the C.V., list of publications, research proposal, and three samples of work will be provided, along with a password to enter the secure site.

The candidate is requested to provide official transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate records. (Ideally, transcripts should be forwarded directly to the Society from the universities involved; however, candidates who have sealed transcripts may submit them with their mailed materials.) On the basis of the materials submitted, the Senior Fellows select a certain number of candidates for interview. It is from this number that the final selection is made. The Society pays the traveling expenses of those candidates interviewed.

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

  • The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships that begin July 1, 2018, is Friday, August 11, 2017. 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.
  • Applied x2
  • Request for further materials (Music, 08/09)
  • ^ did you hear from them by email or snail mail?
  • Both!
  • Thanks! Hmm... roughly how much time after submission did you receive the confirmation? And I assume that you received an email before the letter arrived in your mailbox?
  • I can't be sure exactly when my advisor mailed the nomination or when they received it, though my advisor told me she had submitted it around the beginning of August. The letter is dated the same day as the email, though I received it a few days later.
  • They contacted you before the deadline for the nomination?
  • Yes. I would imagine they contacted me after they received my nomination, even though it was received prior to the deadline.

Anyone else not yet received request for materials???

  • It might be helpful to check the discussion on last year's page, where it is asserted all nominees are actually asked for materials; these requests seem to occur on a rolling basis throughout August (8/21).

Has everyone heard from the society by now? [posted 8/25]

  • Newp. And I made sure the letter went out a couple weeks before the deadline. [posted 8/25]
  • still nothing here either! (8/29)
  • Finally got the email today [posted 8/29]
  • I feel like I'm the only one who still hasn't received an update :/ (8/30)
  • I was asked to submit materials (8/9) by 8/30 via online and snail mail. I hope they give you some time to submit if the email only recently went through! good luck! (9/1)
  • Also received a request for materials (9/1): yes, the same 3 week interval was granted.
  • still nuthin' :/
  • Request for materials due 9/29; my nomination letter was mailed 8/11 [posted 9/8]
  • Materials requested via email on 9/1; received hilarious/ostentatious snail mail request 9/8

Received an interview invitation today (9/12) [x2: received call on 9/25 and submitted 9/19 but don't draw any conclusions, the interview requests are done on a rolling basis].

  • Congrats on the interview! Care to share when you submitted all your materials? Did you receive the invite via e-mail or phone call?
  • Does anyone know whether they send out rejection letters immediately after reviewing the application, or do they notify everyone only after the whole shortlisting/interviewing/selection process has ended? I have not been called for an interview, but neither have I received a rejection yet. (10/7)
  • I think it must be very hard to say since this fellowship operates on a rolling basis. For what it's worth, I submitted 9/19 and have not yet received no good or bad news ...

When might it be safe to assume that all of the interviews have been scheduled? The FAQ section said that they do interviews through November but it seems to be getting late to schedule any more. (10/29)

  • Seems to me safe to assume that if you haven't received an interview request, you're out of the running.
  • I would not be so sure: they interview every Monday until the 12/4. They usually send out requests to interview 3 weeks in advance. So maybe they will still send a few requests in the next week or two.:*:
  • Does everyone know when we'll have the final decisions? Looks from the past years that it should be on Sunday 10th but I was wondering if anyone had more info!
  • Anyone get a call tonight?? Interviewee here who didn't get called and is wondering if there's still a chance...
  • I couldn't take it anymore and called them, they confirmed the calls were made last night :( (12/11)
  • Received a rejection by mail (a form letter printed on the tinest slip of elegant paper) (12/14)
  • Received a nice rejection via mail (12/15)

Harvard University (MA) - Weatherhead Center for International Affairs - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 20 Oct 2017Edit

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2018–2019 academic year, with the possibility of extending 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 fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within twelve months of the July 1, 2018, 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 fellowships provide an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.

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

TO SUBMIT: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7642

  • DEADLINE: All application materials must be received no later than Friday, October 20, 2017.

Harvey Mudd College (CA) - Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2018. Applications are invited from scholars working on any aspect of science and technology and their social dimensions. We especially encourage applicants whose work draws attention to intersections of science and technology with race, gender, sexuality, class and/or disability. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to, anthropology, communication, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Applicants are asked to provide in their cover letter detailed examples of strategies used to support underrepresented students and to promote diversity in the classroom.

This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.

  • Applications must be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/10031. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 15, 2017. Applicants will be asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a short research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Rejection received by email [01/26 X3]

Haverford College (PA) - 2018-20 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2018 (see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship for details). We seek a scholar interested in the comparative history, social and cultural impact, and artistic representation of war. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar, led by Professor Paul Jakov Smith (History and East Asian Studies), that will bring together faculty with a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this seminar, which will explore how war has been entwined with politics, science, and the material world, and how it is reflected in artistic genres and the written, visual, and oral records of the present and the past. (For a more detailed description, see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/faculty-seminars.)

In the second year, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to his or her scholarly field funded by the Hurford Center.

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

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates who earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2013 and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 9, 2018 are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two course proposals, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/46719 .

Questions can be directed to Noemí Fernández (nfernandez@haverford.edu ) Program Manager, John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041.

  • Deadline: 9 Jan. 2018.
  • Any news? (Jan 28)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018-2021 - Deadline: 25 Sept. 2017Edit

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

Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 25, 2017. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2018.

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

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

The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2018. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.

Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study in the humanities or Jewish studies.

The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse. Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 25, 2017. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2018. Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach one annual course (2 hours per week). Teaching in English is possible. Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget. The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2018. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure. Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study in the humanities or Jewish studies.

Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017 - VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for the CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences, humanities, education, law, public policy, and public health. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining teaching experience and mentorship 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, 2018 and end on May 31, 2020, 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, 2018 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, 2018. 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/postings/4430. Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Michelle Moyd, 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, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the Center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.
  • 12/4 received shortlist notification via email
  • 12/11 Video interview scheduled
  • did you get an email about being on the shortlist before they invited you to interview?

Indiana University (IN) - Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (Writing Studies) - Deadline: 23 Feb. 2018Edit

The Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the field of writing studies. The position will be for two years, starting in 2018/19. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester with an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits. An annual research supplement of $3,000 will also be provided. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. with strength in composition by July 1. We especially welcome experience and expertise in the teaching of professional writing, digital rhetoric, multilingual writing, and/or cultural rhetorics. The Fellow will participate in a lively community of rhetoric scholars that includes specialists in communication as well as specialists in writing.

Queries can be sent to Professor John Schilb, Culbertson Chair of Writing, Department of English, BH 442, Indiana University, 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405 or jschilb@indiana.edu. Letters of reference should be from persons who can speak to the candidate's teaching performance and scholarly potential; additional evidence of successful teaching is also welcome. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Applicants should apply online (preferred) at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5336, including a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript (upload the transcript under "Other"), and writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and contact information for three letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin February 23 and will continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IN) - Postdoctoral Research Appointee - IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2018Edit

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute (IAHI) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Appointee who will be in residence at the IAHI from July 15, 2018 through June 14, 2020 (2 Year, Full-Time Appointment). This position is open to early career scholars studying the arts, social sciences, and humanities from a broad range of fields (e.g. urban anthropology, visual anthropology, cultural anthropology, human geography, public history, digital humanities), but whose research fundamentally integrates interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives.

The IAHI Postdoctoral Research Program aims to create a legacy of scholars with rich experience in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and publicly engaged research across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This program is designed to nurture the academic careers of early career scholars by providing opportunities to pursue innovative research while gaining mentoring from IAHI affiliates and faculty.

The Postdoctoral Research Appointee will be under the supervision of the IAHI Director and will be a key member of the IAHI research team. The Postdoctoral Research Appointee will: participate as a researcher in IAHI research projects under the supervision of the IAHI Director. These projects include the Rivers of the Anthropocene (rivers.iupui.edu) and the Cultural Ecologies Project (culturalecologies.org). Rivers of the Anthropocene project and its international research network of over 60 scholars has been active publishing, curating exhibitions, holding scholarly workshops, and developing community-based educational programming since its creation in 2012. The Cultural Ecologies Project—a multifaceted effort that includes, research, evaluation, public seminars, and a PhD program—asks the seemingly simple question, "How do cultural interventions transform cities?" This project works with community stakeholders to examine the impact of the arts and humanities across multiple scales—from the personal to the neighborhood to the city level. work alongside the IAHI Director to frame and engage the IAHI within national and international conversations relating to interdisciplinary scholarship in the arts and humanities through attendance at conferences and workshops. support the IAHI Director and research group in the design and development of research instruments, grants, peer-reviewed publications, and public programming. This includes working with the IAHI Director to identify, develop, and apply for major grants focused on developing the IAHI's research projects and programs. engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the IAHI Director. play an active role in the day-to-day activities of the Institute as required by the IAHI Director. The Postdoctoral Research Appointee is expected to maintain their research profile and pursue an independent research project that they will move forward across the two years of the appointment. The approximate division between IAHI-related work and independent research will be 70/30.

This two-year position commences on July 15, 2018 and ends on July 14, 2020.

The Postdoctoral Research Appointee will receive up to $3,000 each year in research support for travel related to IAHI efforts. Furthermore, each Postdoctoral Research Appointee will be eligible for enrollment in an IU sponsored healthcare program, see details on available plans here: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

Candidate Requirements: This position is ideal for early career scholars with a PhD in anthropology (all subfields welcome), history, public history, human geography, environmental studies, or field related to this research topic.

The ideal candidate will be: motivated to work in a highly collaborative research environment; committed to innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship; enthusiastic about engaging with diverse, community audiences.

Further Information: Please address any questions relating to the position or application process to Dr. Jason Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu. 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 are expected to have their PhD no later than June 2018. This position is open to U.S. and international applicants.

  • Applicants should submit by February 28, 2018: Cover letter (2 pages); CV; Research statement (2 pages); Sample of writing (dissertation chapter, published article, links to online projects, etc.); Names and contacts for 3 references. Please submit materials electronically here: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5306

Kings College, London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate, Digital Humanities - Deadline: 20 Feb. 2018Edit

  • This post will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.
  • The Department of Digital Humanities is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), a major EU-funded research infrastructure project.
  • The successful candidate for this position will be a researcher with experience in digital approaches to historical research and/or archives. She/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to write high quality project deliverables and reports. We are looking for a highly organised individual, able to independently manage a varied workload, and with previous experience of organising workshops and other events. A background in user requirement/user testing work would be an advantage, as would knowledge of web-development technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5/XHTML). Candidates will be expected to make a contribution to the Department's research profile.
  • The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held mid-March 2018.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Reto Speck on reto.speck@kcl.ac.uk.
  • To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on 20 February 2018.

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Franciscan Manuscript Studies - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017Edit

The Research Associate will conduct manuscript-related research for the European Research Council Starting Grant Project, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought in Paris (c.1220-45)’. The Principal Investigator on the Project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Philosophy and Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to whom the Research Associate will be directly responsible. The tasks of the Associate have been outlined in the further particulars and require excellent Latin, Latin paleographical, and English language skills, as well as knowledge of the principles of, and experience with, the editing of medieval texts. The special focus of the project is the works of Alexander of Hales and John of La Rochelle, and above all, the collaboratively authored Summa Halensis, so experience working with these texts or others in the wider Franciscan intellectual tradition will be a plus. The selection process will include a presentation on the candidate’s current research; a panel interview; and an assessment of the candidate’s skills in English, Latin, Latin paleography, and medieval textual editing. Interviews are likely to be held in the second half of January, that is, in the weeks commencing 15 or 22 January. However, this may be subject to change. To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017.

Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (DEU) - 3 postdoctoral positions (research associates) in digital historical research - Deadline: 11 May 2018Edit

  • The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the early modern and modern period and runs an international fellowship programme. As a member of the Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies (mainzed), the IEG is committed to open access publications and participates in the development of digital research infrastructures (http://www.ieg-mainz.de). For its Digital Humanities Lab the IEG invites applications for
  • 3 postdoctoral positions (research associates) in digital historical research for the duration of five years from 1 January 2019.
  • Job profile
  • 1. The position holders each carry out their own research project that uses digital humanities methods to investigate a particular aspect of the IEG's research programme on "Negotiating differences in early modern and modern Europe" (https://tinyurl.com/yd4k7mmv).
  • 2. With their research project, the position holders contribute to one of the three research areas of the IEG and support their colleagues (i.e. researchers of the history of religion and of European history) in the application of digital tools and methods.
  • 3. In the IEG's Digital Humanities Lab IEG and in the context of mainzed, the position holders are involved in the cooperative development of innovative methods for the formal modelling of humanities issues. They are actively involved in the Master's programme "Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies" in Mainz.
  • 4. Position holders contribute to the development and enhancement of digital research infrastructures in regional, national and European networks.
  • Requirements: university degree, either in
  • Digital Humanities or in
  • computer science with proven competence in the humanities (especially in religious history or history) or in
  • the history of religion/theology or history, each with proven computational skills
  • PhD (to be completed before taking up the position)
  • specialist DH-expertise, proven through publications and project experience, in either
  • Natural Language Processing (with Semantic Web technologies) or
  • Semantic Web technologies (with network analyses) or
  • Historical Geoinformation Systems (GIS)
  • internationally oriented academic track
  • proven ability to cooperate and work in a team
  • good knowledge of German and English, if applicable further project-related language skills
  • Applications (including CV, academic transcripts, a 1-page project outline, list of publications and, if applicable, programming track) via email to the the Leibniz Institute of European History under reference WM-DHF-2018 (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 11 May 2018; all documents should be submitted in a single PDF.

Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (DEU) - Research Position in European History (19th/20th-century) - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

  • Am Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) in Mainz ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in 19./20. Jahrhundert (Vergütung TV-L EG 13) für die Dauer von fünf Jahren befristet zu besetzen.

Das IEG ist ein außeruniversitäres Forschungsinstitut in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. Es betreibt Forschungen zu den religiösen, politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Grundlagen Europas in der Neuzeit und unterhält ein internationales Stipendienprogramm (http://www.ieg-mainz.de).

Stellenprofil: Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber führt schwerpunktmäßig ein eigenes Forschungsprojekt durch, das sich in das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprogramm des IEG zum Umgang mit Differenz im Europa der Neuzeit (ca. 1500–1990) einfügt (http://www.ieg-mainz.de/media/IEG_Forschungsprogramm_2018-2023_dt.pdf). Mit ihrem Projekt bringt sie/er sich in einen der drei Forschungsbereiche des IEG ein, die ab 2018 unter den Perspektiven »Pluralisierung und Marginalität«, »Sakralisierung und Desakralisierung« sowie »Mobilität und Grenzziehung« neu ausgerichtet werden. Dabei ist die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Geschichtswissenschaft und den religionsbezogenen Disziplinen sowie den Digital Humanities von hoher Bedeutung. Im Zusammenhang mit ihren/seinen eigenen Forschungen berät die Stelleninhaberin/die Stelleninhaberin internationale Forschungsstipendiatinnen und -stipendiaten, führt wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen durch und beteiligt sich an der Weiterentwicklung des Forschungsprofils des IEG. Eine wissenschaftliche Weiterqualifizierung mit einschlägiger Lehrtätigkeit an einer Universität ist mit der Forschungstätigkeit am IEG vereinbar. Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium der Geschichtswissenschaft; herausragende Promotion in neuerer Geschichte; Bereitschaft zur Zusammenarbeit mit der Religionsgeschichte am IEG; Interesse an der Anwendung digitaler Verfahren und Werkzeuge; internationale Forschungsorientierung; sehr gute Kenntnisse des Englischen Ein Kernanliegen des IEG ist die Chancengleichheit von Frauen und Männern in der Wissenschaft durch gezielte Förderung hochqualifizierter Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen. Deshalb werden Frauen besonders zur Bewerbung aufgefordert. Die Stelle ist grundsätzlich teilbar. Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Fragen richten Sie bitte an den Forschungskoordinator des IEG, Dr. Joachim Berger (berger@ieg-mainz.de, 0049-6131-39-39370). Ihre Bewerbung senden Sie bitte (mit CV, Zeugnissen, Verzeichnis der Publikationen und ggf. Nachweis über Drittmitteleinwerbungen) unter Angabe der Kenn.-Nr. WM-UG-2017 bis zum 16.10.2017 per E-Mail an die Personalabteilung des Leibniz-Instituts für Europäische Geschichte (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de); bitte fassen Sie alle Unterlagen in einem PDF zusammen.

Lenoir-Rhyne University (USA:NC) - Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar-in-Residence- Deadline: 20 March 2018Edit

Lenoir Rhyne University seeks candidates to serve as the Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar in Residence for fall 2018. This position, sponsored by the Lineberger Center for Cultural an Educational Renewal and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is intended to provide the candidate with a one-semester opportunity to cultivate a significant research project as well as develop their teaching portfolio. Fields of specialization are open but should fall generally under one of the following headings related to Multicultural Studies: Latino/Chicano Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, African and African American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. As part of the university's ongoing mission to embody diversity in its various communities, international candidates and candidates from traditionally under-represented groups (e.g. women, African American, Asian and Asian America, Native America, and Latino/a, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. 

  • Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Promise as a teacher
    • Promise as a scholar
    • A commitment to working with a diverse student body
    • A commitment to advancing the role of under-represented groups in higher education
  • Position dates: August 15, 2018-December 15, 2018. In addition to those applicants with terminal degrees, PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Description of Duties
    • Teach two sections of an upper-level general education curriculum under one of the university's categories: humanities; human society and behavior; or natural sciences. For information about LR's Core Curriculum please visit: gen.lr.edu
    • Contribute to the intellectual life on campus and in the surrounding community by delivering at least one research presentation on campus and two general public presentations to the Greater Hickory community
  • Benefits and Compensation
    • Stipend: $3000.00 for four months--$12,000.00 total
    • Living accommodations via private, fully furnished two bedroom apartment on-campus
    • Meal allowance
    • Research stipend for travel and other expenses related to the candidate's project
    • Private office space and administrative assistance
    • Teaching consultation and training services through the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Teaching and Learning to enhance the candidate's pedagogical strategies in the classroom. For more information on the center visit ctl.lr.edu
    • A Professional Mentor throughout the duration of the residency
  • To Complete The On-Line Application Process (Required):
  • Candidates are directed to: http://www.lr.edu/employment
    • Cover letter detailing how you would engage in teaching and research during your semester at Lenoir-Rhyne and how this experience would: (a) further your career goals; (b) advance the multicultural competence of our campus community, particularly in relation to under-represented groups and (c) advance the university's mission.
    • 1-2 page Teaching Statement
    • Curriculum vitae with names of three references
  • Review of applications will begin March 20, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. Inquiries from interested candidates should be directed to Dr. Rand Brandes, Director of the Lineberger Center at brandes@lr.eduand/or Dr. Veronica McComb, Assistant Professor of History at veronica.mccomb@lr.edu 

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng) - LSE Fellow (History of International Relations within Europe, c.1890-1945) - Deadline: 11 May 2018Edit

  • The Department of International History at the LSE invites applications for an LSE Fellow in the History of International Relations within Europe, c.1890-1945, for the next two academic sessions to commence in September 2018, with the possibility of a further one-year extension.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department. They will be expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and masters’ level for up to a maximum of eight classroom contact hours per week; will have time to undertake research and will be expected to participate in the administrative and social activities of the Department.
  • The successful candidate for the 2018-2020 session will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in History or History of International Relations within Europe, by the post start date; A very good knowledge of History or History of International Relations within Europe c.1890-1945; A developing research record in History or History of International Relations within Europe c.1890-1945; Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience would be desirable.
  • We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
  • For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification on the LSE website.
  • To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Piers Ludlow at n.p.ludlow@lse.ac.uk
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 May 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
  • An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position. As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2018-2020 - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018 - CANCELLEDEdit

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, 2018. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2019 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, 2015 and no later than July 1, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018 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 2018. 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 2019
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, 2018. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due. Questions?

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

Online application for the next cycle will be available November 1, 2017.

  • All applications and attached materials are due no later than Friday, January 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Anyone know why this application is closed out? (11/19)
  • That's weird, since the originally stated deadline was Jan. 15 (as represented above). But now that also appears to have disappeared from their webpage. Has anyone written / called the contact given above about this?
  • I've written requesting info to the contact email today (11/19). Will update here when (if) I hear back.
  • I wrote weeks ago to the info email address to ask if the fellowship still existed, never heard back. But of course it could be that they haven’t yet managed to update the page.
  • Last year, if I remember well, the application opened in December...
  • Page is now updated: the Fellowship has apparently been canceled
  • ON THE MIT WEBSITE: "The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at MIT program is no longer active. We thank you for your interest" [posted ~ 12/1].

Max Planck Institute for Human Development (DEU) - 3 Researcher positions (Center for the History of Emotions) - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, under the direction of Ute Frevert, seeks applicants for 3 Researcher positions (EG 13 TVöD, full time, 39 hrs/week)
  • Starting date 1 April 2018 or later, limited for three years.
  • Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD in history or a relevant field, and be fluent in English.
  • Their projects should be relevant to the research interests of the Center for the History of Emotions.
  • The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
  • Furthermore the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore particularly encourages women to apply.
  • Please send your application documents as one pdf file (CV including list of publications, 2 references and a ca. five-pages project proposal) by 10 February 2018 to the:Center for the History of Emotions Secretariat: gg-bewerbung@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (DEU) - Department of Law, Ethics, and Politics - Postdoc research and writing fellowships - Deadline 31 Jan. 2018Edit

The Department of Ethics, Law and Politics in association with the Max Planck Fellow in Comparative Constitutionalism invite outstanding applications to apply for residential postdoctoral research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity . Applicants should have substantive legal, empirical, or normative expertise in one or more of the following fields: citizenship, migration, the regulation of global mobility regimes, comparative constitutional law, or the study of cultural or religious diversity. The focus is on cutting-edge legal and theoretical puzzles. An excellent track record and promising research agenda are required. We expect the selected researchers to complete a monograph or a series of peer-reviewed articles during the fellowship term. We welcome candidates with advanced degrees in political science, law, philosophy, geography, urban studies, and international relations. The duration of the in-residence fellowship position will be up to two years. Awards are made on the basis of scholarly excellence, research promise, and fit with department’s overall research agenda. The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives.

The Max Planck Institute offers an excellent research environment for talented postdoctoral fellows. The Institute operates in English and is located in the scenic university town of Göttingen. Fellows-in-residence are expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual research projects and publish their work in leading academic venues. In addition, they will take leadership in organizing international conferences and other academic events, contribute actively to the department’s research program, and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Their projects must relate to one or more of the core themes of the department’s research program:

  • The legal construction of borders and membership boundaries
  • Highly skilled migration and citizenship by investment
  • “Re-bordering” and the externalization of migration control (skills in empirical spatial analysis and mapping technologies are desirable for those applying under this theme)
  • Citizenship and the regulation of religious and cultural identity
  • State and religion, diversity, and multicultural accommodation
  • Comparative constitutionalism

Applications must be submitted in English and include a cover letter describing the intersection of your work with the department’s research themes (up to 500 words), a list of publications and CV, a sample of writing in English (written or published within the past two years), a writing plan/research proposal for the project you wish to undertake during the period of the postdoctoral fellowship (up to 1000 words), and two letters of recommendation written by scholars who are familiar with your work. Applicants should also send a record of university diplomas and transcripts. Compensation is based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E 13, which is equivalent to approximately EUR 45,000 per year.</p>

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages persons with a disability to submit their applications.

Please apply electronically through the following portal: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mpgs/mmg_elp_postdoc_2017.nsf/application

Letters of recommendation should be submitted by your referees directly to: recke@mmg.mpg.de

  • The fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. The deadline for receipt of application is 31 January 2018. The envisaged starting date is between 1 March 2018 and 1 September 2018.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (DEU) - Department of Religious Diversity - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 12 March 2018Edit

The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity , Department of Religious Diversity in Göttingen is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships (m/f) for three years (full-time, fixed-term) at the Department of Religious Diversity at the MPI .

The postdocs are expected to work in the broad field outlined in the research program of the department (see http://www.mmg.mpg.de/en/departments/religious-diversity/), but preference will be given to applicants who propose a project on the anthropology of death, of burial, of the memory of war, of suffering, or mourning.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology or Political Science. Compensation is based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E13.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome.

Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages persons with a disability to submit their applications.

For further information please contact Professor Peter van der Veer, Director of the Department, at vdvOffice@mmg.mpg.de

Please see this link for more information on the institute: http://www.mmg.mpg.de

  • Please send your application including a CV and a list of publications and a writing sample before 12 March 2018 to vdvOffice@mmg.mpg.de. Successful applicants are expected to start work on 1 May 2018.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (DEU) - Department of Socio-cultural Diversity - Postodc and PhD positions - Deadline: 2 March 2018Edit

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for up to four new research positions at the doctoral and postdoctoral level . For all the positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity (see http://www.mmg.mpg.de).

For two post-doctoral positions, we are particularly looking for:

(a) innovative project proposals relating to data analysis, visualization and mapping of super-diversity and heterogeneous structures of migration, as well as proposals building on our analyses of the incorporation of diversity into social life within changing political environments (see http://www.mmg.mpg.de/research/all-projects/diversity-and-contact-divcon/). Quantitative and, if possible, data visualization skills are required. Resources for the collection of original data are available.

(b) applications proposing ethnographic projects on contexts of social and political fragmentation in Germany or Britain.

Applications for two positions as doctoral fellows can be in any field relevant to the Department’s interests. At least one doctoral position will be for a candidate working on issues concerning urban diversities in African contexts. Doctoral projects can relate to social scientific work on topics regarding:

Organizations and institutions responding to socio-cultural heterogeneity;
Ethnographies of urban super-diversity;
Migration and diversification;
Social interactions, political life and the social organization of difference.

Applications should include: a cover letter noting the position applied for and describing the applicant’s career trajectory and interests, CV, a short outline of the proposed research project and the names and contact details of three potential referees.

  • Deadline for all applications is 2 March 2018. All positions should begin between 1 June 2018 and 1 October 2018.

McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2018-2019 to promising young scholars in the Humanities. The fellowship is a two-year (maximum) appointment, non-renewable. The fellowship includes an annual salary of $52,000 CAD and enrollment in the McGill University employee benefits program. In addition, there is an annual research allowance of $8,500 and up to $2,500 per year to invite a visiting speaker. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,000. Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. Fellows who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately $8,220 per course. Fellows are provided with office space by their host department. Position title: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher.

Duties: Conduct active research in field of expertise while in residence at McGill, with the goal of obtaining the best possible academic position post-fellowship. Work schedule/hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Start/end dates: August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 (2 years maximum; non-renewable).

Qualifications: Scholars who received their PhD after June 2015 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2018 are eligible to apply. While interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome, research projects must be based in the Humanities. Applicants who do not have their PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by June 1, 2018 will have their offer of award withdrawn. Eligible Departments (location of work): 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: Applicants must secure support from a full-time McGill faculty member in one of the Eligible Departments listed above, who will act as their immediate supervisor during their fellowship tenure. An application will only be considered if it includes a letter from the faculty member indicating a clear commitment to act as the applicant’s supervisor. Please note that supervisors may sponsor only one candidate.

  • I haven't heard anything yet [1/8]. The committee was supposed to meet in December...
  • Website says all applicants will hear from the committee by the end of Jan. (1/9)
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? I'm thinking they must have reached out to their top choices by now if all applicants will hear back by "end of Jan." (1/28)
  • I would like to know as well, so if someone has any info, please post it. I emailed them on 1/8 and haven't received an answer. (1/29) 
  • Based on the experience of a colleague who applied last year, it seems that they let both their chosen candidates, alternates, and other applicants all know what happened at the same time.
  • Anyone hear anything at all? So much for being notified by the end of January. 
  • Still no word on my end (2/2) x 2
  • I have sent an email (to faculty of arts) asking about status end of last week, but no answer. Has anybody tried to either call the faculty of arts, or ask their potential departmental supervisor? Might be heading down that road if it hasn't been a total fiasco to previous attempts. [02/05]
  • My departmental sponsor inquired for me. Here is what he learned:
  • Regarding the Mellon competition, the initial offers are currently out.  As such, applicants who have not been contacted should continue to seek employment, and if anything changes in their employment prospects, we would like to be informed. [posted 5 Feb.]
  • Thanks for sharing this, it helps, sadly. Good luck! [02/06]

McGill University (CAN) - Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Jewish Studies, McGill University, invites applications for the Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The fellowship is for the 2018-2019 academic year and can be renewed once. This year’s competition is focused on Kabbalah – mystical traditions and mystical movements from the thirteenth century to 2000. Scholars working on any aspect of this topic are invited to apply. Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course in the Fall term and one course in the Winter term, contingent upon availability. Fellows will also deliver a public lecture during the academic year and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8500. Applicants must have received their PhD after June 2014 and have PhD in hand by June 1, 2018.

Applications must include: 1) a one-page statement of interest detailing the proposed research project 2) a full curriculum vitae 3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts (if provided by the university) 4) a copy of the doctoral diploma or a letter from the Department Chair specifying the defense date 5) three letters of recommendation, one of which must speak to competence in teaching 6) a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages 7) a 500-word statement of teaching interests

  • All materials should be sent electronically to flegg.jewishstudies@mcgill.ca. For questions about the postdoc, please contact gershon.hundert@mcgill.ca. Electronic letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the referee. All materials must arrive by December 1, 2017.

National Park Service (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Sexuality Equality - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2018Edit

The National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation (NPF) invite scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate to apply for a two-year National Park Service Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral fellowship, potentially renewable for one additional year. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Sexuality Equality will begin in September 2018.

NPS is forming a community of practice for Women’s History and is organizing for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, which states that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” In October 2016, NPS also released “LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History,” demonstrating further a commitment to tell the stories of gender and sexual minorities and supplying a national context to begin to frame work at more local levels. The NPS realizes that the public humanities can both expand personal and societal knowledge and encourage the creative imagination needed to address social challenges rooted in history. The NPS is committed to the transfer of knowledge to many publics through national parks and programs and to providing public opportunities to connect learning about the past to relevant issues today. The agency is also committed to sharing knowledge within the workforce, supporting our mission by providing learning and development for staff. The national park system has expanded significantly with the addition of new park units providing opportunities for NPS to tell more comprehensive national stories of all Americans. The Fellow’s research will assist new national park units, creating connections between them and other cultural and historical national parks to tell national stories more effectively. NPS is committed to developing effective audience-centered interpretation and K-12 educational materials to engage visitors (physical and virtual) in these stories even when those stories can be contested and uncomfortable.

The Fellow will work with NPS mentors and as a member of a collaborative humanities research team of three Fellows. The Fellow will have a faculty mentor from the Department of History at Morgan State University. The Fellow will be instrumental in steering the work of the community of practice leading up to the national commemoration of the 2020 anniversary. While a major milestone is the anniversary, any commemoration of the struggles for Women’s Equality must be intersectional. There are four project outcomes expected, each determined in consultation between the Fellow and their NPS and academic mentors.

Research. A. Baseline summary: The Fellow will assess and summarize current relevant scholarship, including explanation and assessment of a variety of theoretical orientations and varying perspectives, in order to make recommendations to the NPS about further humanities research that would support stewardship and educational needs pertinent to the theme of the fellowship. B. New or applied research: The Fellow will undertake research relevant to the theme of the fellowship. Online seminars. The Fellow, as part of the research team, will make presentations to NPS staff service-wide via quarterly online seminars. Interpretive or Educational products. The Fellow will develop interpretive or educational products based on their scholarly research. Career-focused research and product. The Fellow will dedicate up to 20 percent of their time to pursue research on a career-centered project. Applicants must possess US citizenship and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences by August 2018 (history, museology, archaeology, philosophy, ethnic studies, women’s studies, American Studies, anthropology, or related disciplines). Applicants must demonstrate comfort with working collaboratively and across disciplinary boundaries; excellent research, writing, and communication skills; flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly; and a strong interest in public scholarship. Selective factors include the merit of scholarship and promise, commitment to the public humanities, and capacity to complete research successfully. Fellowship is contingent upon a successful security background check.

Application: Applications must be submitted in pdf format by email only to GenderSexuality@nationalparks.org with the subject line: last name, first name - 2018-Gender.

Include: cover letter stating interest and vision for the fellowship (letters may include a summary of the dissertation, a statement of personal research interests and plans, discussion of past engagement with public humanities, discussion of willingness to participate fully in NPS research and education programs); comprehensive curriculum vitae; writing sample accessible to the general public; confirmation of Ph.D. award by August 1, 2018; and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to GenderSexuality@nationalparks.org with the subject line: LETTER last name, first name - 2018-Gender.

The two-year Fellowship begins September 1, 2018 and ends August 30, 2020. The location is Philadelphia, PA. NPS will provide the Fellow with a workstation. Compensation is $60,000 for year one and $61,800 for year two plus an annual $7,000 allowance for health benefits as well as research costs (conferences and publications) of $3,000 per year. One-time moving expenses of $1500 will be provided. Travel funding is provided for three NPS meetings per year and two additional trips to research-associated parks. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant, or employment (part-time or full-time).

  • For best consideration, apply by January 17, 2018.
  • Anyone heard anything? [3/29]
  • Nothing here, or for the civil rights one. [11 April]

New York Historical Society and The New School (NY) - Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are offered jointly with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and the New-York Historical Society. Two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed the PhD. before the end of 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course in American History each semester at Eugene Lang College. They will also carry on research projects at the New-York Historical Society.

These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was established in 2005 to foster a vibrant scholarly relationship between the New York Historical Society and the New School's Eugene Lang College. Post-doctoral fellows are invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming. In the course of a one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows are expected to develop a research project with the resources of the New-York Historical Society, to teach two undergraduate courses at Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions' commitments to public history.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. (within three years of the starting date), with a strong record of previous teaching (as a TA or otherwise).

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are welcome. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/35666 Two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New York Historical Society resources critical to the project. A curriculum vitae; A writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages; Two detailed syllabi for undergraduate courses; Three letters of recommendation.

  • Deadline: 01/15/2018.
  • Any update?
  • Emailed on 3/9, was told all applicants would be notified "very shortly."
  • Rejection letter emailed 3/15.

New York University (NY) - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies - Faculty Fellow - Deadline: 19 Jan. 2018Edit

The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in Arts and Science at New York University invites applicants for a Faculty Fellow position. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2018, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. CEMS/NYU seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following fields: comparative European and Mediterranean politics, anthropology, sociology, or contemporary or recent European and Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning the European Union and/or political, economic and social relations and developments in Europe. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (including undergraduate and graduate seminars and capstone courses), and a significant role in advising theses for both MA students and undergraduate seniors. Student advising is a key component of this position. Service to the program will also involve representing the Center at university occasions and committee meetings. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching, and have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than 2013. To apply, see the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies website at http://as.nyu.edu/cems/Employment.html. The applicant should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three references.

  • The deadline for applications is January 19, 2018.
  • Any news? 
  • Has anyone heard anything? Last year people found out in late january and february... are they just behind?
  • REJECTION [26 March 2018]
  • Did you get an email, or get in touch with them?

New York University (NY) - Center for Experimental Humanities - Faculty Fellows - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit

The Center for Experimental Humanities, a master’s program housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for two Faculty Fellow positions. This newly-established center currently offers classes on a diverse body of topics – including nothingness, the 1990s, underworlds, anti-colonial pedagogy, bad women, John Berger, the curatorial, insomnia, David Bowie – that not only refuse the separation of creativity and criticality, but contribute to a reimagining of disciplinary boundaries, epistemic paradigms, and intellectual production. We seek outstanding interdisciplinary scholars to join us, public-facing intellectuals or artistic practitioners whose work does not neatly align with traditional disciplines, who are passionate about their idiosyncratic interests and can convey them in their teaching, and who are eager to incorporate the resources of the university and the city into the classroom. Areas of interest may include, span, or exceed the fields of design, gender and sexuality studies, creative and (non)fiction writing, ecocriticism, technology and infrastructural studies, art and activism, urban studies, global critical theory, sound studies, and visual culture. Candidates must be committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and practice, an international perspective on pedagogy and cultural production, and excellence in teaching. We welcome applicants who have received the Ph.D. no longer ago than August 31, 2013. Applications must include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a 20- to 30-page writing sample; sample syllabi for two dream classes; three letters of recommendation.

To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/48217. For more information on the program, please visit http://as.nyu.edu/departments/ceh.html.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointments will be for one year beginning September 1, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval, renewable annually for a maximum of three years.
  • Does anybody know the timeline for this one?
  • I have no idea and haven't heard anything from them [3/20] x 2
  • Any news? [3/29] (x2)
  • Has anyone made contact with the Center? Any updates? x 4
    • I am going to go ahead and cross this one off my list, assuming the position has been filled with little fanfare on the wiki. Unless someone knows something different... 
  • expect news around the end of April.

New York University (NY) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - NYU Center for the Humanities - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

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.

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).

AWARD: The NYU Center for the Humanities will award one in-residence fellowship starting in 2018. Appointment is not tenure eligible and will be for one year beginning September 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.

COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES: The Fellow will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $60,000 nine-month salary and a research allowance for travel. Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University will also provide a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

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.

NOTIFICATION: Awards will be announced on or about February 20, 2018.

The fellowship application and instructions for submission are available at: https://apply.interfolio.com/43757 . Questions can be sent to: info@nyuhumanities.org

  • All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 13, 2017.

New York University (NY) - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Renaissance and Early Modern Comparative Literature - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2018Edit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars in the field of Renaissance and Early Modern Comparative Literature, with a special interest in candidates with research interests in Renaissance and transnational Early Modern Drama. The fellowship will be for one year with the possibility for renewal for a second or third year.

This Post-doc Fellowship, which will begin either at the beginning of the spring semester 2018 or September 1, 2018 depending on the candidate chosen, will include a $42,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The fellow chosen will be expected to teach two undergraduate courses a year (one per semester), to advance his or her own research project, and to work with Dean Susanne Wofford on a research project on transnational early modern drama. The Post Doctoral fellow chosen will also be invited to take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.

Qualifications: ABDs may apply but the dissertation must be completed at the time that the fellowship begins. We are especially interested in candidates who have capacity to work in one or more of the following languages: Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, Classical Greek. An ideal candidate will have a research project in the field of Renaissance and Early Modern Literature that is interdisciplinary in nature, and engages with questions of epic, fiction and/or drama. In addition, we are looking for someone who is organized and capable of high level research and writing in the field. Experience teaching your own course is highly desirable as well, but in any case teaching experience will be an important criterion.

  • Application Instructions: Applications are encouraged to be submitted by January 16, 2018 as review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Online applications only. Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/48042

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate (Oral History) - Deadline: 25 Aug. 2017Edit

The University continues to build on in its commitment to oral history and has recently appointed a new Professor of Oral History. We are seeking applications for a post created to support the new Professor and to contribute to a growing programme of research relating to oral history. The post will include recording life history interviews that will provide new contexts to an existing longitudinal epidemiological study as well as generating oral history data about the history of the family, employment and after, health and inequalities in Britain since the Second World War. Areas of particular interest to the development of oral history are life course narratives and social remembering. You would also participate in the oral history unit’s other initiatives, including digital technologies and linking to oral historians beyond the university. The three year post is suitable to applicants skilled in oral history.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Violetta Hionidou (Violetta.hionidou@ncl.ac.uk) or Sam Turner (sam.turner@ncl.ac.uk). This post is fixed-term for 3 years. Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

  • Deadline 25 Aug. 2017.

Northwestern University (IL) - Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

About this fellowship: The Buffett Institute invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative, or international affairs. Up to three fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

Each fellow will be affiliated with the Buffett Institute and an appropriate department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (political science, history, sociology, anthropology, etc.), the School of Communication (performance studies, radio/television/film, communication studies, and theater), or the School of Education and Social Policy.

Applicants should not contact the department or any faculty at this time.

Fellowship details: Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach one quarter-long undergraduate class each academic year. They will work with their affiliate departments to determine course subject matter and scheduling over the two years of the fellowship.

Fellows will deliver one public lecture at Buffett, and they will help organize and run select Buffett Institute programming. In general, they are expected to be active participants in the intellectual activities of both the Buffett Institute and their affiliated disciplinary departments.

Fellows will also work with an assigned faculty mentor. Intended to serve as professional advisers, faculty mentors will help fellows integrate into the Buffett intellectual community.

The salary is $55,000. In addition, fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their PhD between December 14, 2015, and August 31, 2018. We do not grant exceptions.

Required materials:

  • Cover Letter:  Briefly situate your work in relation to your discipline(s), and explain why the Buffett Institute is a particularly good place to pursue your research. Be sure to identify your proposed departmental affiliation.
  • Faculty affiliate mentor preferences: Identify one to three Buffett Institute faculty affiliates who could serve as your mentor during the Buffett Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement: A two-page summary of your dissertation.
  • Research Proposal: A two-page research plan for the fellowship period. This may include, but should extend beyond, revisions to the dissertation.
  • Teaching Materials: One-page teaching statement and the titles, short descriptions, and full syllabi for two undergraduate courses that you could teach under the auspices of your proposed departmental affiliation.
  • Writing Sample: Equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter; it may be published or unpublished. Only one sample may be submitted. It must be in English. The maximum length is 50 pages.
  • Graduate Transcript. A transcript from your doctoral degree-granting institution. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. If your doctoral program did not include formal graded classes, submit a statement to that effect instead.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: The online application system will ask you to provide contact information for three recommenders. Once you submit your application, your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. It is helpful if at least one letter comments specifically on your teaching experience and abilities. If you have not yet defended and submitted your dissertation, please advise your chair that their letter must specifically discuss what work remains to be completed and when you will complete all the requirements to receive your degree.

Please convey these specific instructions to your references, as the instructions they will receive by email are generic. 

  • Application details: The application is now closed [as of Dec. 15]. Decisions will be announced in March.
  • Has anyone heard anything back? Do they do any kind of interviews?
  • They do not do interviews. Said decisions would be announced in March
  • 2/28 - offers are being made <---- what do you mean by this exactly? Did you get an offer?
  • 3/8 - rejection received via email
  • 3/14 rejection via email just now.

Northwestern University (IL) - African American Studies - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2018. Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2016) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies, especially in the area of expressive arts and culture, are encouraged to apply.

This two year fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including teaching two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.

Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 15, 2017: 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years, 3) a sample of scholarly writing, 4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations), 5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to: Post Doctoral Search Committee Chair

All inquiries should be addressed to Lilly Chang at 847-491-5123 or lilly.chang@northwestern.edu. AA/EOE.

  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017.
  • Anyone hear anything yet?
  • -- 01/22: nothing here
  • -- 02/07: no news so far
  • -- 02/08: rejection received via e-mail (x2)

Northwestern University (IL) - Critical Theory in the Global South - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 20 Feb. 2018Edit

The Critical Theory Cluster at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship in Latin American and Caribbean critical theory and/or Latin American and Caribbean critical race studies, with ability to teach at least one course in Latina/Latinx/Latin American critical gender, queer, and feminist philosophy. The fellowship will begin Fall 2018. The appointment is funded through a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The appointment complements a number of other initiatives at the intersections of Critical Theory, Critical Race Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Northwestern University.

In addition to engaging in scholarly writing and research, the post-doctoral fellow will devise and teach two quarter-long (10 week) introductory courses per year, and make an intellectual contribution to initiatives at Northwestern funded by the 2017-2020 grant: Critical Theory in the Global South. Ability to teach in both Spanish and English is highly desirable. Teaching and research informed by intersections of aesthetic and political dimensions will be advantageous. Courses will contribute to the Critical Theory undergraduate minor and the Critical Theory graduate certificate, and will be cross-listed between appropriate combinations of the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Philosophy; and the programs of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Latina & Latino Studies; Comparative Literary Studies; and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The appointee’s research, teaching, and administrative contributions will complement a new program of teaching and research initiatives of Northwestern’s Critical Theory in the Global South Initiative. These can be consulted at: http://www.criticaltheory.northwestern.edu/mellon-project/critical-theory-in-the-global-south/

For information about the Northwestern’s Critical Theory Cluster and minor, see: http://www.criticaltheory.northwestern.edu

Eligibility is restricted to applicants who have received the Ph.D. after September 1st, 2015 and do not hold concurrent employment at another institution. All requirements of the PhD must be completed by September 1, 2018.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a teaching portfolio, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Specific course proposals will play an important role in selection.

  • All candidates must submit documents electronically by February 20, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please address questions about this position to criticaltheory@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University (IL) - Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.

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

The Fellow’s appointment will span the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before August 31, 2018, and be no more than 4 years past their Ph.D. at the time of the fellowship start date. Fellows should also not have started a tenure track position at the time of application.

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

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, writing sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment, and a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course. Graduate school transcripts as well as three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application.

Please email questions to Tom Burke at thomas.burke@northwestern.edu

You can apply for this position online at http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/postdoctoral-fellows-here-program/open-position.html

  • In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2017.
  • -- Skype interview requested, 2/20
  • Rejections? Thanks
  • Rejection e-mail received 3/27

Northwestern University (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)- Deadline: 5 Jan. 2018 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post- doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department at Northwestern. We are interested in candidates who could affiliate with one of the following participating departments: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and one of the listed substantive fields, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

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

Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2013. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2018. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $58,500 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. Up to $1,000 is also available for allowable travel expenses for an area visit prior to the start of the postdoc term. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

  • All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 5, 2018. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 12, 2018. 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.
  • Notified of finalist status (1/22)
  • ---- Any other finalists notified? What does the email say?
  • "We’re pleased to let you know that you are one of 23 finalists who are under active consideration for the SPAN postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern out of 112 applications received."
  • They also asked that finalists notify them if they've already accepted other positions or if they'd still like to be considered, etc. (1/28)
  • Any news on this? Have offers already gone out?
  • Both offers were accepted by late February. (3/05)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR) - Postdoc Position - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

1 Postdoc Position within the project “Political Regulation of Natural Resources 1870-2010, Global Experiences The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim), Department of Historical Studies, offers a full-time 3-year postdoc position within the project "Political Regulation of Natural Resources 1870-2010, Global Experiences", funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). The postdoc will work with Professor Pål Thonstad Sandvik. The department also hosts several other research projects which examine different aspects of the international political economy of natural resources. The postdoc will thus be a part of a research team of 12-14 historians. The project “Political Regulation of Natural Resources 1870-2010, Global Experiences” examines how countries and international bodies have regulated natural resources. The project investigates policy aims and policy achievements as well as capture and distribution of resource rents. The postdoc will contribute towards the main project by analyzing the development of resource regulation in a country / countries outside Scandinavia. Applicants should hold a PhD in history or a related field. To receive a full description of the research project, please contact Professor Pål Thonstad Sandvik (paal.sandvik@ntnu.no). Any other inquiries concerning the post should also be directed to him. The salary for the fellowship is set at Norwegian state salary NOK 490 900 a year (2017). The application is to be handed in electronically through http://www.jobbnorge.no marked with HF-17-036, with the attachments (preferably gathered in one document): The appointment of the postdoctoral fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions. Applicants that are considered for the position will be asked for references and invited to an interview. The following attachments must be sent electronically through http://www.jobbnorge.no :

  • A research proposal of maximum 5 pages
  • Scanned copies of certificates (originals must be produced at the interview)
  • List of publications

If some of the attachments cannot be sent electronically, one copy should be sent by regular mail. The envelope must be marked with the reference number HF-17-036 and sent to NTNU, Faculty of Humanities, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway. The appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for fellowship appointments at universities and the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

  • The application deadline is November 13th, 2017.

Ohio State University (USA:OH), Department of African American and African Studies - Post Doctoral Researcher - Deadline: ?15 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The Department of African American Studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Post Doctoral Researcher to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. The Department of African American and African Studies is an interdisciplinary, tenure-granting department in the College of Arts & Sciences with fourteen faculty and affiliated faculty in departments across the university. The department offers a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. Further information is available at: http://aaas.osu.edu. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
  • We invite applications for a Post Doctoral Researcher whose work is situated within both the humanities and medical science. This position is a partnership with the OSU Wexner Medical Center Department of Biomedical Sciences and Anatomy; faculty in both units will provide mentorship for the researcher. The topical focus is open, but research must be interdisciplinary, focusing on the social, historical, or cultural dimensions of medicine for African Americans. The Post Doctoral Researcher will identify and select problems to be studied, prepare research results for publication, and prepare seminars, talks or lectures for results to internal and external parties. In addition to research, the Post Doctoral Researcher will also teach existing courses within African American Studies. A Ph.D. in African American Studies or another relevant field in the humanities or humanistic social science must be received by August 2018. Teaching experience is required.
  • To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae; a 2-3 page letter of interest describing research trajectory, community engagement history, and teaching philosophy; a 20-25 page writing sample; two sample syllabi; and names of three references at: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/85535. Inquiries may be directed to Simone Drake at: drake.194@osu.edu.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked for three letters of reference. Skype interviews will be conducted for finalists.
  • This is a 12-month appointment which may be renewed for up to two years for the period beginning August 15, 2018 and ending on August 14, 2020.
  • This Post Doctoral Researcher position is made possible by Ohio State’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.


Ohio State University (OH) - Post Doctoral Researcher in The Global Mediterranean - Deadline: 1 May 2018Edit

The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of “The Global Mediterranean.” We seek an emerging scholar or artist with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests working on global migration, specifically Middle East/North Africa flows to southern and northern Europe. Specializations may include areas such as Mediterranean Studies with research and creative interests in migration studies; global migration studies; refugee and migration issues; the global south; translation studies; documentary filmmaking; screen studies; visual culture; urban geographies; environmental studies (water). While the topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to address these issues in an interpretative framework.

We seek a colleague who has the resources to: 1) develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives in research or creative work and teaching with departments, programs, and centers; 2) offer innovative cross-listed and collaborative graduate and undergraduate courses; 3) mentor undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of migration and globalization; and 4) who will be an active member of the Migration Studies working group and will be instrumental in the creation of a Mediterranean Studies working group. We are also interested in applicants who could be involved in outreach efforts with migrant groups in Columbus and thus serve as a bridge between OSU and the community.

The position carries a one course per semester teaching load. This is a twelve-month appointment which may be renewed for up to two years. The successful candidate will be affiliated with one or more of the sponsoring units: The Department of Comparative Studies; The Film Studies Program; The Department of French and Italian; The Department of German Languages and Literatures; The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. This fellowship is made possible by Ohio State’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.

Required qualifications: A strong research agenda and demonstrated excellence in and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research are required. PhD or MFA in a relevant field of study must be obtained by August 2018. Teaching experience is required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, 1000-word proposal (excluding works cited), curriculum vitae, a sample course title and brief (200-250 word) description for both a graduate and an undergraduate course, and names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dana Renga (renga.1@osu.edu) and Robert Holub (Holub.5@osu.edu).

Northeastern University (USA:MA) - Visiting Scholar, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program - Deadline: 1 April 2018Edit

Each year the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Northeastern University hosts a group of 1-3 competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. The program is open to scholars of all disciplines and ranks who have obtained their terminal degree and who would enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages critical feminist exploration addressing intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, and a wide range of social justice issues. The WGSS program at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/wgss) has a vibrant feminist community, an active undergraduate minor, and an established graduate certificate program. We collaborate closely with the Graduate Consortium in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality(GCWS), a group of nine area institutions of higher education. Northeastern and the WGSS program are the editorial home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (http://www.signsjournal.org).

Visiting Scholars provide their own financial support during the residency, though the program may be able to support modest research expenses. Scholars will have access to the Northeastern University library and to shared workspace as well as email privileges and are invited to participate in all program events and to collaborate with colleagues through research clusters, reading groups, a feminist writing collective, and affiliated seminars. We connect each scholar with a faculty liaison during their time on campus to help integrate them into the feminist community on campus and in Boston. Scholars are expected to give a public presentation to the Northeastern campus community and the public on their ongoing works-in-progress during their residency. Scholars are expected to be in residence from September 2018 to May 2019, but are welcome to remain in residence throughout the summer of 2018.

Applications should include current curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page letter describing the research activities the scholar will conduct during the residency, and 2 letters of reference. We may, as the process develops, request writing samples as well. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018. Unfortunately, late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Send all materials by email attachment to: 

Ms. Kiki Samko, Program Coordinator
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
k.samko@northeastern.edu

If email is not convenient, the materials may be sent via postal mail to:

Ms. Kiki Samko
Northeastern University WGSS
360 Huntington Ave., 263 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Open Field - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017 - SKYPE INTERVIEW PHASEEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma State University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. These fellowships will support the early development of scholars who show promise for successful academic careers in the Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences, or Social Sciences. The two-year fellowships (one in Fine Arts or Humanities, one in Social Sciences, and two in Mathematics or Sciences) with competitive salaries will begin in August 2018 and may be renewed for a third year. There is the possibility of a tenure-track appointment at the completion of the post-doctoral fellowship.

Post-docs will carry a teaching load of one course per semester and will receive institutional support for their research/creative activities and their professional development in instruction. They will be closely mentored by faculty and housed in one or more of the following departments: Art, Graphic Design, and Art History, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Geography, Geology, History, Integrative Biology, Mathematics, Media and Strategic Communications, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have completed their terminal degree within the discipline (PhD, MFA, or DMA) no more than three years before the August 2018 start date and who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position are preferred.

To apply, please submit by 1 October 2017 the following in a single PDF file: Letter of application – please indicate department(s) with which you would seek affiliation if selected for a post-doctoral fellowship. CV. Statement outlining commitment to integrating multicultural experiences into instructional methods and engaging students underrepresented in the academy. Statement outlining two-year plan for research/creative activity. Names of three professional references. Applications should be submitted to one of the following email address:

Fine Arts or Humanities: DiversityPostDoc-fah@okstate.edu
Social Sciences: DiversityPostDoc-ss@okstate.edu
Mathematics or Sciences: DiversityPostDoc-ms@okstate.edu

Additional questions should be directed to: Dr. Bruce Crauder, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 201 LSE, Stillwater, OK 74078. bruce.crauder@okstate.edu. 405-744-5663.

  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017.
  • Did anyone apply for this? And, specifically, did anyone receive a confirmation of the receipt of their materials? (4 October)
  • Yes, and yes.
  • Hmm. Do you mind sharing which of the three post-docs you applied? I am wondering how worried I should be that I didn't get a confirmation email... (5 Oct)
  • I applied to humanities. The confirmation email came 6 days after I applied, mid-September.
  • Came here to ask about confirmation; applied to humanities on 09/30, no confirmation yet. (5 Oct)
  • I'm still waiting to get a confirmation from them. Is this normal? Anyone else in the same position? (Oct 12)
  • Received a phone call to request letters of recommendation and was told that they would be contacting me to schedule a Skype interview after the Thanksgiving Break (15 Nov) (applied for Social Science)
  • I applied to humanities on 9/24 and received a confirmation and voluntary survey on 10/2. If you've received info about a Skype interview (as above) pls indicate which fellowship you applied to when you post.
  • Rejection via email 1/3

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - African American Studies (Sawyer Seminar) - Postdoctoral Scholar Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University welcomes applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar, beginning July 2018. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the scholar will contribute scholarly expertise to the department’s Sawyer Seminar Series on the theme of “Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance.” Racial disposability names a bundle of practices, institutions, and laws that demographically distributes and neglects civil rights, concentrating the use of force and threat of incarceration on particular communities with limited recourse to investigation and remedy. Our approach holds a range of institutions within the analytic frame of racial disposability to probe the functional connections between them. Those whose lives, bodies, and communities have historically been defined as disposable resist this characterization and its social effects through a variety of cultural and political strategies. Situating these practices of disposability and resistance to disposability within the longue durée of racial terror and slavery, from the 18th century forward in the Americas, our Sawyer Seminar not only raises the question of whose lives count and to whom, as the Movement for Black Lives suggests, but also when and how particular lives count, and for how long and to what political ends? The Sawyer Seminar will host a variety of speakers, a film series, a two-day conference and produce a digital humanities project. We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar whose research speaks to the seminar theme and would prefer someone who has experience developing digital humanities projects. All requirements of the PhD must be completed by the appointment date.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. Letters of reference should be ready upon request.

  • Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/75583
  • [03/15]: has anyone heard back?
  • [3/17/18]: Had a Skype interview on 2/27/18. Nothing since then.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Africana Research Center - Postdoctoral Scholar - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. During their residency, scholars 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 scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Please arrange for three letters of reference to 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. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/73561

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus interviews scheduled (12/15/2017)

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Center for Humanities and Information Junior Fellows - Deadline: 26 March 2018Edit

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to two junior fellows to begin in the Fall of the 2018-19 academic year. Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches to information, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are renewable for up to three years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salary $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package. Fellows have access to research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State's University Park campus and to participate in the Center's colloquia and other events. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 31, 2018) and a record of peer-reviewed work. CHI welcomes co-applications from two or more people working on a single project. The fellowships are also open to projects oriented towards library and information science; for such projects a master's degree in library/information science qualifies as equivalent scholarly credentials. For 2018-2019, we are especially interested in candidates whose research engages the digital humanities, broadly conceived, or who would be excited about teaching or co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the history and theory of information. Letters of application should address one or both of those topics, where appropriate.

  • Review of applications will begin on March 26 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp. Visit the CHI website at http://chi.la.psu.edu. Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1174369

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State Humanities Institute - Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 2/10/18) POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Penn State Humanities Institute has embarked on a Public Humanities Initiative whereby we plan to engage in production and presentation of a multi-platform, multi-media web series featuring portrayals and discussions of socially relevant issues that center on questions of the human condition. These broadcasts will be produced in video format with a corresponding podcast series, with multiple episodes per year. These productions will require scholarly background research, interviews with scholars, and/or video-sound production expertise. In support of this initiative, the Penn State Humanities Institute has received funding for a post-doctoral scholar who will assist in the research and/or production of these broadcasts. She or he will be an active member of our team in planning and producing the episodes. Possible job responsibilities include working with the production team for script development; working with/overseeing a Graduate Research Assistant on issues of research, identifying supporting material, fact-checking, FCC requirements, and securing copyright and security clearances as needed; identifying, communicating with, and interacting with interviewees; editing interview material for both television and podcast formats; managing schedules and calendars for pre-through-post production; overseeing budget use. Exact responsibilities will be determined depending on the particular skill set of the candidate. The Humanities Institute welcomes applications from scholars who have received their terminal degrees (PhD for the humanities; MFA if appropriate for others) within the past three years (after May 1, 2014). Scholars in EITHER general humanities OR television or documentary production are invited to apply, and scholars with expertise in both will be looked at especially favorably. Terminal degrees must be in hand by July 1, 2018. Applications should include (1) a CV, (2) contact information for two references, and (3) a cover letter describing how you might be suited for the position and detailing your area(s) of expertise and training. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to research and/or production for our Initiative. Further, it is expected that the scholar will be in residence at the Humanities Institute for the full year and take part in the intellectual life of campus by working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by Humanities Institute. The scholarship stipend is $48,900 plus benefits and a $4,000 research fund. An office will be provided at the Institute. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, call (814) 865-0495 or write to humanities@psu.edu.

  • Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1165461
  • Date Announced: 02/08/2018. Date Closing: open until filled.
  • 4/23/2018 I just submitted an application and received notice that the position was filled (or rather, "closed"). I received a response only because the application portal was glitchy and I sent my materials directly to the Humanities Institute to make sure they got them.

Pomona College (USA:CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2018. U This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies. Successful candidates will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position.

Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10580

  • Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing the candidate’s demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation by January 15, 2018 to http://www.academicjobsonline.org .
  • -Has anyone recieved any news regarding the Chau Fellowship? (2/19)
    • nope 2/22 - nope 2/26 - nope 3/7
  • I emailed the dean for an update last week, and she confirmed that they have a short list of three candidates. 3/19
  • Any word on whether those three candidates have been notified? 3/19

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities (3 positions) - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities and the Humanities Council at Princeton University are pleased to announce our call for fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek applications for three distinct fellowships:

The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and "healthy cities"; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
The Mellon Fellow appointed in the Council of the Humanities will focus on literature or religion and/or be a practicing writer or artist able to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

We will accept applications from those who have recently earned a Ph.D. in any discipline, or a terminal Master's degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by February 1, 2018. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown. Those seeking a fellowship should apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5281. Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5282.
  • Advisor received a request for letters [3/12] x2
  • 4/7: Anybody heard anything since the LOR request? Nope (4/8)
  • 4/18: Received email rejection that states offers have been made and accepted

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African History, Oral History and Migration History - Deadline: 20 May 2018Edit

  • Princeton University's Global History Lab (GHL) is pleased to accept applications for one residential Postdoctoral Research Associate position for 2018-19. During that year, the GHL will be engaged in online teaching, mentoring, and training in long-distance humanitarian education. The research associate will be expected to co-teach the online course in global history in refugee settings in Rwanda, train successful students in oral and life-history work, and manage the collection of qualitative data on refugee lives. He or she must have a Ph.D. (received no earlier than July 2016) in modern history, have experience in distance education, and be familiar with oral history in Africa.
  • The initial expected term of appointment is August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019, with renewal possible for a second year contingent upon funding. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will receive a competitive salary along with University benefits and a fund to conduct field work and training in Africa.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/6581 and submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research on oral history in Africa (maximum 3,000 words), and contact information for three referees. The application deadline is May 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2018Edit

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in collaboration with the Departments of African American Studies (DAAS) and English at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position (up to 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) or an associate research scholar position (more than 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) for the 2018-19 year (beginning September 1, 2018) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may teach one course per year if mutually agreed, with sufficient course enrollments, and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the candidate would hold the additional title of Lecturer. Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The research associate or associate research scholar will also receive a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience, modest research and travel fund, and will be eligible for University benefits. To apply, please link to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4261. Applications should include:

  • (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project;
  • (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals;
  • (3) selected bibliography;
  • (4) curriculum vitae and list of publications;
  • (5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work;
  • (6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and
  • (7) three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2018. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • ---- As of April 2, has anyone received word yet?

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Davis Center for Historical Study - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Law and Difference - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2018 - OFFER MADEEdit

Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Study is pleased to announce one residential Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior position, renewable for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance. During the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus of the topic of "Law & Legalities." In conjunction with our program of residential fellowships, we invite recent Ph.D.'s to apply for a postdoctoral position focused on the more specific topic of "Law & Difference." The successful candidate will work on some aspect of how the social construction and lived experience of difference-such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, ability/disability, or age-intersect with legal, illegal, quasi-legal, and extra-legal forms of social order. We invite candidates working on any time period or geographical area, and especially encourage applicants whose work ranges beyond the twentieth century United States.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be engaged in full-time work on the proposed historical project during the first year, and may teach up to one undergraduate course per semester in the second year (if renewed) pending need, enrollments, and with the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. The "Law & Difference" position is strictly residential, as the Postdoctoral Research Associate will also participate in all of the Davis Center's weekly activities (along with the Center's other fellows). The program is designed to nurture the academic career of an emerging scholar by providing opportunities to pursue research and possibly teach while gaining mentoring from Princeton faculty and the resident Davis Center fellows.

The initial expected term of appointment is July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, with renewal possible for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will receive a competitive salary along with University benefits and an annual research fund of $5,000.

Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the early years of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. A Ph.D. is required for the appointment. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4421 and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words), writing sample (no more than 35 pages), proposal for an undergraduate history course related to the program theme, and contact information for three references.

Information about the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies can be found at http://history.princeton.edu/centers-programs/shelby-cullom-davis-center.

Applications received by January 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration.

  • Did anyone else apply to this/hear anything yet? [23 Feb] -- applied to this, but haven't heard anything back yet [23 Feb]
  • Any news on this? [27 Feb] x2 [March 13] 
  • An offer was made two weeks ago [March 13] -- thanks!
  • Does anyone know if they send out rejections? I emailed the administrator on March 12 and haven't received a reply [March 13].
  • Just received rejection via email [March 14]

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Program in Latin American Studies - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2018Edit

The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking candidates from a mix of disciplines who are engaged in scholarly or creative work on topics related to Latin American Studies to fill one to two Postdoctoral [or more senior] Research Associate positions. Candidates will be expected to devote themselves to research and writing, and may teach not more than 1 course per semester. They also will be invited to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community.

Appointments are for a 12-month term, starting September 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

How to Apply: All candidates must apply online (job requisition# D-17-LAS-00003) and submit the below materials at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1902

Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement of research interests (one-two pages); A representative sample of recent work (under 30 written pages or equivalent in the candidate’s professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred). Names and contact information for three references (the Program will contact them, if needed, at a later date).

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree. Academic excellence, potential to bring new ideas and approaches to Princeton University and to interact successfully with a broad range of faculty and students.

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 5, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Rejection email on 2/12.
  • Rejection email on 2/15

Any acceptance letters?

  • I've yet to receive a rejection letter or hear anything else, one way or another.
  • Any acceptence letters?

Princeton University (NJ) - PIIRS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018-19 - Deadline: 23 March 2018Edit

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship program for the 2018-19 year. Up to three 3-year postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded to exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients who are researching issues of global importance in the sciences and engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Fields of special interest include hydro-climate modeling and analysis of infectious diseases, other global challenges and large structural processes, systems thinking, and cross-regional interaction (Brazil-Africa, Brazil-China, China-India, China-Africa, India-Africa, Africa-Europe, Russia-China, etc.). Applicants must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching.

The fellowship's responsibilities include both teaching (one course or equivalent 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 an interdisciplinary program. In addition, the Fellow will do some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary rank of Lecturer, and any teaching is contingent on sufficient course enrollments and the prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

Appointments, to be made at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate, will be annual with the expectation of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide fellows a research account of $3,000 a year, an office, a personal computer and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the year in order to attend related seminars and workshops and participate fully in the intellectual life of PIIRS and related units. A Ph.D. is required.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5961. The following application items should be uploaded by the applicant: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Dissertation abstract • Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic. • Research proposal • Two course proposals • For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates: letter of “Progress to Degree” from the director of graduate studies or department chair. • For applicants with PhD degree: document confirming your completion of all requirements for the PhD degree. • Names and email addresses for three references, who will be invited to upload their confidential letter of recommendation to the online portal once the application has been submitted.

  • For full consideration applicants should apply by Friday, March 23, 2018. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only final candidates will be contacted. Further information about PIIRS can be found at: http://piirs.princeton.edu/. For questions about this position, please contact Nicole Bergman at nbergman@princeton.edu.


[April 23] Any news on this one? 

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2018Edit

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position for the 2018-19 year (12 months), beginning September 1, 2018. The position is open to scholars who would be in residence for the year and would participate in the activities of the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on the theme “Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue.” The Seminar engages a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, which aims to advance the study of global migration as a many-faceted phenomenon requiring insights from both the humanities and social sciences. Political, legal, and demographic issues (and solutions sought) will therefore be discussed in tandem with more humanistic themes. Questions of particular interest for the Seminar are global narratives of migration (be these political/national, journalistic, artistic); linguistic and legal aspects of migration; and the historical, ethical, and philosophical issues that arise with migration. For more information on the PIIRS research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at http://piirs.princeton.edu/research-community/migration-people-and-cultures-across-borders.

The postdoctoral research associate would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the seminar and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the Seminar’s broader themes. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and have received the degree no earlier than September 2015. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. To apply, please link to: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4981 Applications must include:

  • (1) A cover letter;
  • (2) A statement of plans for work and their relation to the community’s theme (under 1,000 words);
  • (3) A current curriculum vitae;
  • (4) Names and contact information for two references; and
  • (5) A representative sample of recent work (under 25 written pages or equivalent in the candidate’s professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred). The work sample need not be directly related to the theme of migration.

For more information on PIIRS, see http://piirs.princeton.edu/. Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Nicole Bergman (nbergman@princeton.edu).

  • Application deadline: January 9, 2018 (11:59 PM EST).
  • [Feb 5] Received rejection by email. No word on number of applicants. x2
  • Have they sent out acceptances? Do they do rejections in waves?

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows 2018-2021 Fellowship Competition - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 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 $86,600. 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.

Four Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2018-2021: Applicants may apply for one or both fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.

1. Three Open Fellowships 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. One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)
This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in humanities disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows (see list in section below). The fellowship’s responsibilities include both teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year) and research.
In the spring semester of the first two years, the Fellow will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from the Renaissance to the Modern Period. In the fall semester of the first year, the Fellow will offer a self-designed course either in the host department or an interdisciplinary Program. In the fall 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.

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, 2018. 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 2018.

See https://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ for more details about eligibility and application guidelines.

Updates

  • [9/18] Did your references receive requests to upload their letters? Mine have not. I emailed the program and they said references could expect to receive requests "today or tomorrow..."
  • [9/18] Mine haven't received them either...
  • [9/19] Submitted application on 9/11, references requested on 9/15
  • [9/19] Submitted application 9/15, references contacted 9/18
  • [12/14] Any updates or gossip about this one?
  • [01/06] Anything at all?
  • nothing here -- I imagine interview invites to have gone out already, seeing how late it is in the game....
  • It isn't late in the game I don't think – last year and the year before, interview invites didn't go out until mid-January.
  • If we can hold the last few years as any kind of standard, invitees should be hearing from Princeton today or tomorrow...
  • My read of last year's forum was that notifications came through on 18 January, indicating we probably have about a week to go. No need to start refreshing your email yet :-)   Anyway, it's a longshot for every one of us. Good luck!
  • [01/13] Good luck to you too!
  • [Jan. 16] - on-campus interview request (finalist for Humanistic Studies / Open Fellowship) x2 
  • [Jan. 16] - on-campus interview request (finalist for open fellowship/social sciences). Edit: by email around 2pm today.
  • Email, postal mail, or phone? <--Email.
  • [Jan. 22 x2] - Rejection letter received via email. They got 841 apps.
  • [Feb 16] - Offer made via phone

Princeton University (NJ) - Program in Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Judaic Studies. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility is to pursue research on any aspect of Judaic Studies while in residence at Princeton for the 2018-2019 year. The successful candidate may be asked to teach or co-teach no more than two courses per year, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. The focus of any teaching should be on an area complimentary to courses offered by present faculty, and when teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary title of Lecturer. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be integrated fully into the Program in Judaic Studies as well as into any and all appropriate departments, programs and centers at Princeton University.

Appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based on satisfactory performance and approval from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Recent Ph.D.s in the humanities are invited to apply. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4802 and are asked to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests (1000 words or less)
  • Two brief course proposals
  • Writing sample
  • Contact information for three references

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2017 although posting will remain open until filled.
  • Any news? I know they asked for letters already, but wondering if they have sent out interview invites yet? (Jan. 8)
  • Nothing here. My guess is that letter requests were sent out automatically, given the speed at which they turned those out.
  • Any news (1/30)?
  • March interview scheduled (2/5--updated 2/11) 
  • Any updates? (3/15)
  • Rejection email sent (3/20)

Princeton University (NJ) - Visiting Fellowship Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellowships in Hellenic Studies for: (a) scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching and other obligations; (b) artists or creative writers based in Greece or other overseas countries who purpose to pursue, in residence at Princeton, projects that are inspired by or engage with Hellenic culture (classical, Byzantine, or modern Greek). Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply Information and to apply, please visit the following link: http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/fellowships/vrfellowships/ Princeton University, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Attn: Visiting Fellowship, Scheide Caldwell House, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, U.S.A.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 pm EST, Monday, January 15, 2018.

Purdue University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Honors College - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Honors College at Purdue University seeks three postdoctoral fellows for two-year appointments in the Honors College.

1) Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Open Specialty - [Phone Interview Stage, 12/15]

Candidates must demonstrate both interdisciplinary range and excellence in teaching, honors teaching preferred. Ph.D. required in any field, with special interest in candidates from STEM fields with the ability to engage the arts and humanities, or vice versa. 2-2 teaching load. Duties include: teaching in the first-year honors course series; designing new seminars; and working with the Honors College staff to develop and support residential programming. Applicants should demonstrate openness to teaching from a variety of approaches and interest in working with a diverse student population.

2) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, International Studies—joint with International Programs

Specialty open; Ph.D. in any field is required, as is demonstrated study abroad experience and/or experience implementing intercultural learning initiatives in any setting. 1-1 teaching load plus strong emphasis on program development. Duties include: teaching in the first-year honors course series; working with staff in International Programs and in the Honors College to develop and support international opportunities for high-ability undergraduates, including overseas study/research options and the infusion of intercultural learning outcomes into honors courses.

3) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Innovation Studies—joint with Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Specialty open; Ph.D. in any field is required, as is demonstrated interest in higher education research. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in innovation sciences or studies, technologies, transdisciplinary studies, higher education, and/or organizational studies. 1-1 teaching load plus strong emphasis on program development. Duties include: teaching 1 honors course per semester; working with staff and faculty in the Honors College and Polytechnic Institute to develop new cross-campus initiatives that foster creative, transdisciplinary learning.

These full-time positions begin August 2018; the “innovation studies” position could begin as early as January 2018. The nine-month salary will be based on education and experience. Benefits are included.

Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing disciplinary training and research, how you can contribute to honors education, and your experience/interest in working with high-ability students; (2) a C.V.; (3) a dossier with three letters of reference. Send your application materials with desired position clearly marked to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, Purdue University-Honors College, Honors College and Residences, 101 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, or electronically to sahardebeck@purdue.edu. Questions about the searches should be addressed to Dr. Emily Allen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at the same electronic address.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the search is closed. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • Rejection, no interview: 3/21 (email)
  • Invitation for a phone interview [Dec 5] - For which position? Or are they interviewing for all three postdocs at once?
  • For #2. I cannot speak for the other positions.
  • Anyone else? I applied for # 1.
  • I did not. Assuming this ship has sailed. [Feb 21]
  • I was told in mid-December (after interviewing) that my candidacy was still active, but that they were bringing finalists out in order for campus visits. I have not heard from them since. 
  • Invitation for a phone interview, December 15, for #1) Open Specialty/Interdisciplinary Position
Did anyone hear back after the interviews? [Feb 19]

Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Reserach Assistant (History) - Deadline: 24 Apr. 2018Edit

  • (Full time, fixed-term contract for 3 years) Ref: QMUL14510
  • The School of History at Queen Mary University of London wishes to recruit a three-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project, ‘Pathologies of Solitude, 18th – 21st century’, led by Professor Barbara Taylor (PI).
  • This project, which begins in September 2018, is a four-year investigation into changing perceptions of solitude in Britain from the 18th century to the present, with particular emphasis on the perceived health risks of solitude and loneliness. The project is collaborative, involving a research network and visiting scholars who will explore solitude from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The project will also engage with campaigns devoted to alleviating loneliness, while an ambitious outreach programme will take its findings to the general public.
  • Two further Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts will be advertised in the course of the project (for posts beginning in January 2019 and September 2019).Full details of the project can be requested from Professor Taylor: b.g.taylor@qmul.ac.uk.
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant area which will have been awarded before the start of the role. Relevant subject areas include but are not limited to: history of the emotions; medical humanities; English literature; history of religion; cultural history; philosophy; intellectual history; gender studies; scientific studies of the emotions; psychology; psychiatry; psychoanalysis; social anthropology; sociology; urban studies; gerontology; comparative literature.
  • Solitude has long been associated with psychological ailments, from ‘melancholy’ and ‘mind-wandering’ in the past, to anxiety and depression today. Preference will be given to a candidate who is qualified to research the relationship between solitude and psychological suffering, from any disciplinary perspective.
  • The post will start on 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is fixed term for a period of 3 years from the start date. The post is full time (35 hours per week) with a starting salary in the range of £32,956 to £34,764 per annum, depending on experience. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Taylor (b.g.taylor@qmul.ac.uk) for an informal discussion of the job and its requirements.
  • To apply, please click on the button
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 April 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Queens University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 3 Jan. 2018Edit

The post is available until 31 January 2019 to be an active member of the research project/team assisting in the development of the research and the planning and delivery of the oral history element of this research project so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The successful candidate must:

  • First or upper second class degree in History or related discipline.
  • PhD in History in closely related discipline.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience in oral history/interviewing.
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
  • Contribute to the School’s outreach programme by links with industry, community groups etc.

Full criteria can be found online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/happ Anticipated interview date: Monday 22 January 2018 Salary scale: £32,548 - £42,418 per annum (including contribution points) 


  • Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2018. Apply online at http://www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

Rice University (TX) - 2018-19 Rice Seminar ("Wastes: Histories and Futures") Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 2018-19 Rice Seminar, Wastes: Histories and Futures, please click here.

The position is for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 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.

Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.

  • Heard through the grapevine that interview requests went out a week or two ago. [posted 1/24]
  • crap. 
  • Yes, crap! How credible of a grapevine? 
  • Quite, unfortunately. An acquaintance posted about being shortlisted on Facebook. 
  • Would you be comfortable sharing what discipline your friend is from?

Rice University (TX) - Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality - Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 19 Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University announces two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research on women, gender and/or sexuality in any of the following thematic areas: health; environment; urban studies; global economy; race; nation; feminist and/or queer theory. The Center is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a record of innovative teaching and the potential to contribute to the Center’s program in engaged feminist research.

Ph.D. must be conferred on or before June 30, 2018. Each fellowship has a term of one year, beginning July 1, 2018, renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. Fellows teach two courses per academic year in women’s/gender/sexuality studies, play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center, and are expected to make significant progress in their research and publication goals. They receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and up to $3,000 for relocation reimbursements and/or research expenses. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Required documents include letter of interest, curriculum vita, two letters of reference, and a writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a working list of key texts and themes for an Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality course that surveys feminist perspectives on women, gender, sexuality, race, the body, globalization, labor, culture and the concept of engaged research.

  • Deadline for on-line applications is Friday, January 19, 2018. For more information about these positions, please contact Rice Human Resources at people@rice.edu, or by phone at 713.348.2514.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2017-2018
  • Any news? --> Nothing here as of 2/7
  • still nothing here 2/12
  • [2/19] Any news?
  • 2/20 - got an email for a Skype interview  (x2)      

Rice University (TX) - Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies - Deadline: Open until filled (begin Jan. 2018)Edit

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University is currently accepting applications for the Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies to begin January 1, 2018 (pending funding approval). The search is open to any aspects of academic research in Southeast Asia with a transnational orientation. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, beliefs, ethics, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries.

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

Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree. Concentration / Degree Type: Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment in one of the following fields: anthropology, art history, Asian studies, Asian American studies, cinema, comparative literature, Sanskrit studies, global health studies, history, political science, religion, sociology, or women’s/gender/sexuality studies.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Additional explanation regarding three of the six required documents: - Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself. - Research statement: This should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy. - Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11579

  • There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled. (posted 9/11/17)

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2018Edit

Rice University's Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication; invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates should hold a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related fields of studies with a focus of analysis on any language, preferably the languages taught at the Center.

Preferred areas of expertise are: writing/reading/literacy development, assessment/testing, interactional competence, lexical and grammatical development, interlanguage pragmatics, and study abroad. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and they should have earned the PhD no earlier than 2013.

Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities will include professional development workshops or undergraduate language classes in their area of expertise. Research responsibilities include a minimum of two scholarly presentations per year at a major national or international conference and at least two scholarly articles submitted over a two-year period.

Rice University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Modern Middle East History - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018Edit

The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon successful review and completion of the first year.

In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2018. This position begins on July 1, 2018.

Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, jobs.rice.edu (or direct: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12400). Please apply by February 1, 2018, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement and the names of three references to the tab labeled “Other.” Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters.

  • All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications must be received by February 1, 2018. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) - Postdoctoral Associates - 2018-2019 Classification Seminar - Deadline: 26 Jan. 2018Edit

The CCA invites applications for two postdoctoral positions affiliated with the 2018–19 Classification seminar. We welcome proposals that investigate classification in intellectual, cultural, and social life from scholars in any field of the humanities and social sciences.

The seminar, led by Meredith McGill and Andrew Goldstone, will meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours on Wednesday afternoons over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. We will read and discuss scholarship related to classification, and members will circulate and present work-in-progress. In addition, distinguished guests will visit the seminar to discuss current projects and share insights and expertise.

All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 1, 2018.

Please submit a 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), and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach.

Visit http://cca.rutgers.edu/annual-seminar/become-a-fellow for more information.

  • All materials must be uploaded to the Interfolio system by Jan. 26, 2018. Please direct all inquiries about this search to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.
  • Contacted the department, was told that notices will go out in the next week or two. Did not have the heart to ask if these were acceptanes or rejections. Anyone heard anything?
  • -- [Feb 27] haven't heard anything. When did you inquire? -- This was yesterday. -- [Feb 28] Great, thank you!
  • [March 13] any news on this one? -- Nothing here. (x4)
  • Still nothing??? [March 14]
  • I emailed last week, to be told that notifications will be sent out "in the next few weeks." (March 14) --Thank you!
  • Rejection (3/23) x 3
  • Rejection (3/27)

Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Historical Analysis Postdoctoral Fellowships (2018-19) - Deadline: 23 Feb. 2018 - OFFERS MADE Edit

  • The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invite applications from all disciplines and interdisciplinary fields for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2018-2019 from individuals working on topics related to “Black Bodies,” directed by Professors Marisa Fuentes and Bayo Holsey, Rutgers Department of History.
  • With vital urgency and new technologies of story-telling, we daily witness black bodies in peril. From histories of slavery and discrimination to more present modes of state violence, black bodies have been figured as disposable and resistive, silenced and demanding. This RCHA Seminar, “Black Bodies,” seeks to pull together several interdisciplinary frames of inquiry about ‘black bodies’ in various times, spaces, and geographies. Attentive to the intersections/assemblages of race, gender and sexuality this seminar asks and invites questions concerning the many ways in which black bodies are subject to epistemic, historical, archival, state/non-state, biopolitical, and praxes of violence and erasure in global configurations. We will also consider how we remember, grieve, represent, signify, and reclaim black bodies and lives in a variety of contexts.
  • Our project pursues several questions to attend to and address black embodiment from interdisciplinary perspectives. These questions include but are not limited to: How do ‘black bodies’ come into our frames of view? In what historical and geographic contexts are black bodies legible? How does “blackness” travel globally? How do we account for systems of racialization that mark a range of non-white bodies? What are the structures, ideologies, systems, and forms of power that subject black bodies around the world to different practices and forces of violence? How can we assess the negative health outcomes, psychological traumas, and increased mortality rates that accompany racism?
  • This RCHA project explores how various communities of color have reckoned with the trauma of/on black bodies. It also asks: what alternative visions of black selfhood have they constructed? How do empowering experiences of embodiment involving sexuality, procreation, and physicality challenge the widespread devaluation of black bodies? What strategies, methods, and paradigms are adequate to understanding how conditions of precarity continue to threaten black bodies in public and private—in material, structural, and theoretical ways? We recognize the urgency of these questions given the increased visibility of state and other forms of violence against black bodies around the world, represented in images of gunshot-riddled African American bodies left dying on U.S. streets, victims of police violence, and African migrant bodies that wash up on European shores, the casualties of political crises and neo-liberal economic policies. We also recognize the powerful responses to this violence by activists, artists, and scholars who have reimagined black bodies in creative and meaningful ways.
  • We invite applications from all fields with relevance to the seminar themes including, but not limited to History, English, Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana/Black Studies, Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies and fields engaging medicine, science and race. Fellows will receive stipends of $42,000 annually as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. During the appointment, fellows will pursue research and participate in seminars and other activities at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.
  • Applications consisting of a CV, a three-page description of your research project and its significance to the theme, “Black Bodies,” and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/48012.
  • Applications must be received by February 23, 2018. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018. Applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2018.
  • Received request for Skype interview next week (3/15/2018)
  • Received offer for one of the positions (4/4/2018) 

Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Middle Eastern Studies - Postdoctoral Assistant Professor - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick), invites applications for a non-renewable three-year postdoctoral assistant professorship from any Middle Eastern Studies discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The precise area of research will depend on the candidate’s field of expertise and can include preparation and publication of articles, books, and other standard forms of scholarly communication. Teaching obligations include a standard teaching load of 2-1 and independent work with individual students as needed. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and to coordinate with the Center’s director in organizing events and programming. (Further information about the Center can be found here.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2018. Applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will need to provide official institutional verification of completion by July 1, 2018 in order to take up the position. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2018. The holder of the position will receive a stipend of $55,000 annually and Rutgers University health benefits.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a CV, a brief description (not to exceed two pages in length) of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically via Interfolio.

  • Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Have invitations for interviews already been sent?
  • Any updates about interviews? 

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate: African American History, 1940-Present - Deadline: 1 March 2018Edit

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis announces a post-doctoral position for scholars pursuing research in African American History, 1940-Present. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. The position, with a salary of $60,000, is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second. It includes health benefits and a $5,000 per year research allowance. The primary duties of this post-doc will be to administer and supervise research for the “Scarlet and Black Project” on the history of Native and African Americans in Rutgers History. The recipient will also participate and present in the “Black Bodies” seminar series. Consult http://rcha.rutgers.edu/black-bodies and http://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/ for details.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/48017. Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference.

  • The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Literature - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields.

The Fellowship is for one year and includes a salary of $60,000, health benefits, and a $5,000 research stipend. Each recipient will teach one course, serve as an informal mentor to graduate students in the field, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.

Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to Interfolio. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018.

Interested parties may direct inquiries to Professor Cheryl Wall, Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at cwall@english.rutgers.edu.

Applicants must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D.

Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., dossier with at least three letters of reference, and research proposal to Interfolio.

  • Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018.
  • 03/15: Has anyone heard anything?
  • 4/7: Still nothing. x2
  • 4/13: Received offer

Rutgers University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender Studies - Deadline: 15 March 2018Edit

The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.

The theme for the seminar series is “Black Bodies” and the seminar seeks to pull together several interdisciplinary frames of inquiry about ‘black bodies’ in various times, spaces, and geographies. Attentive to the intersections/assemblages of race, gender and sexuality, the seminar asks and invites questions concerning the many ways in which black bodies are subject to epistemic, historical, archival, state/non-state, biopolitical, and praxes of violence and erasure in global configurations. A successful applicant will address how their research project relates to the theme, “Black Bodies”.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/47914. Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference.

  • The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.

San Diego State University (CA) - Schuch Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Classics and Digital Humanities - Deadline: Not Stated (posted 1/14/18) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University invites applications for an anticipated one-year appointment (renewable for a second year) for the Schuch-Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities.

The Schuch-FOC fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement in the form of financial and material support for independent research combined with the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty of one of SDSU’s signature programs: The “Area of Excellence in Digital Humanities” (http://dh.sdsu.edu/index.html).

We are searching for a candidate who specializes in ancient Mediterranean culture and the reception of the textual and/or archaeological record of the classical world. The ideal candidate will be skilled at integrating digital technologies within his/her scholarship and teaching. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. in a relevant field of classical studies or archaeology and present evidence of successful research and teaching in Digital Humanities.

The selected fellow will engage in a comprehensive research, teaching, and student mentoring. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses related to the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. The fellow will be expected to teach courses which integrate digital methods and practices into the heart of our Classics curriculum. We are committed to the pursuit of fresh research questions and interdisciplinary opportunities catalyzed by the intersection of digital research and the ancient world.

The Fellow will teach one course in each semester (Fall and Spring), achieve significant progress on a research project, give a public presentation at the end the year, and participate in the intellectual life of the department and campus. The Fellow will also collaborate with the Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group.

The successful appointee must have received his/her Ph.D. between July 1, 2014 and June 1, 2018. The appointment offers a salary of $45,000 per year, $1500 of research-related travel and is benefits eligible. This is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2018. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

  • Skype interview request made 2-21-18

Soka University of America (USA:CA) - John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 27 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) at Soka University of America, a premier Liberal Arts University in Orange County California, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the sixth annual John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to support young scholars (no more than two years beyond defending their dissertation) whose research emphasizes humanistic development in and connections among the peoples of the Pacific Basin. This year’s theme is “Asian American Studies.” We are interested in applications from scholars with research interests in the histories, lives, cultures, challenges, and contributions of Asian-American communities.
  • The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $50,000. The Fellow will be expected to teach one course in each of the fall and spring semesters (a 1-1 teaching load), consisting of INTS 342 (Asian America in Comparative Perspective) in one semester and a related introductory course in the other. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the PBRC by organizing talks, connecting to students, conducting independent research, and contributing to the 2018 Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (WCAAS) annual meeting, which we are hosting at Soka University.
  • Soka University of America is located in Aliso Viejo, southern Orange County. Opening its breathtaking campus in 2001, SUA has quickly joined the ranks of some of the world’s best liberal arts campuses. The US News and World Report College Rankings places Soka in the top fifty national liberal arts institutions, first for faculty resources and financial resources, second in student diversity, and seventh for best value. Boasting an average class size of 13 students, a 1:8 student to teacher ratio, and a diverse student body, SUA is committed to helping students become global citizens.
  • To apply send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and two letters of reference to: Human Resources Re: John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Soka University of America, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 - E-mail: jobs@soka.edu, Fax: (949) 480-4164
  • Deadline for applications is April 27, 2018.
  • Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2017 - AHA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in September 2018. Applicants from all fields and topics pertaining to the presidency, the nation, executive power, or the federal government in American history are welcome. 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 filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency that is wide-ranging and web-based. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits, funds to support independent research, and are initially appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year.

Essential Functions: Individual research within the fellow’s own area of interest leading to publications in scholarly and/or public history venues. Contribute to the Collective Memory Project of the George W. Bush Presidency; Participate in the academic life of the Center. Education and Experience: Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the term of the fellowship and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins.

Preference will be given to applicants for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript.

Fellows seeking additional teaching experience may have opportunity to offer courses in their field of expertise

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicant's research agenda and proposed contribution to the Collective Memory Project, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at http://www.smu.jobs Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply. If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.

  • Deadline to Apply: Full review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for AHA interview [12/7]
  • Has anyone heard back? 

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Environmental Anthropology Postdoctoral Researcher (begin Jan. 2018) - Deadline: November 25, 2017Edit

The SMU Department of Anthropology and PI Dr. Maryann R. Cairns are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to participate in the MERA Research Project, funded by the National Science Foundation Coastal SEES Program. The project is focused on the transdisciplinary study of wastewater pollution and human health risk in a coastal tourism area of Costa Rica. The position is for one year, with the possibility of an additional one year extension based on continued grant funding and performance goals. (2 years total). Appointment is scheduled to start in January 2018.

The successful candidate will carry out research that examines socio-ecological interactions in polluted waterscapes, giving specific attention to the sustainability and efficacy of infrastructure development, perceptions of risk, the impacts of tourism, and environmental health. Of particular interest are scholars with regional experience in Central America. Spanish proficiency required. Scholars with research experience on issues such as climate change, biodiversity, water, pollution, natural resource management, tourism, infrastructure, environmental health impacts, and other related areas are encouraged to apply. Experience with mobile technologies for research and data collection, GIS, risk assessment, or modeling is a plus. This position requires approximately 6 months of fieldwork in Costa Rica.

The Cairns Lab is a new and growing environmental anthropology research lab focused on environment, health, and infrastructure—and especially access to resources in polluted spaces. The ideal candidate will be interested in joining a transdisciplinary research team focused on engaged research and innovative methods. The postdoctoral researcher can expect training and mentorship from the PI related to the research project and their professional development. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the training and mentorship of more junior lab members.

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, Texas. SMU is a global research university that also has a strong liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area and home to 6.8 million residents. More than 346,000 are students in area universities and colleges, including community colleges. Dallas ranks fifth in the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters and is the fifth largest media market in the United States.

Essential Functions:

  • Collects, analyses, and interprets data as directed by PI independently or with little supervision.
  • Anticipates and helps resolve problems that may affect research objectives and deadlines.
  • Conducts and oversees research with human participants in research, adhering to disciplinary standards and ethical guidelines regarding such research.
  • Summarizes completed protocols and studies, writes scientific articles and manuscripts under the guidance of the PI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: Seeking a highly motivated candidate who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Environmental Sociology, Environmental History, or other related field. Degree should be awarded prior to the position’s start date. Applicants are chosen based on scholarly potential and their ability to contribute to the research aims.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Application & Selection Process: Initial review of applications will begin November 25, 2017, and review will continue until filled. For applicants attending the AAA meetings, initial informational meetings may be available. All candidates may contact the PI at mcairns@smu.edu for further information or questions about the position. Applicants must apply online here and should submit a cover letter, a full CV, and a list of three references. After initial review, reference letters will be requested from finalists. Requisition ID: DED00000038

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (CAN) - Deadline: 20 Sept. 2017Edit

  • 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 2018-2019

Stanford University (CA) - Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2018-19 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and end August 31, 2019, with a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree at the start of the fellowship. In addition to non-affiliated PhD's, this fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions, if they meet other application qualifications. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/43286

  • Closes: Jan 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)

Stanford University (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to five fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments or through an interdisciplinary program or project. They are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

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

Eligible fields for the 2017 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2018):

History
Music
Slavic Languages and Literatures

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

Candidates for this competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2018.

The stipend for 2018-19 will be $80,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.

To apply, complete the online application process via the link at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon

You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:

Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation abstract (up to three pages).
A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages)Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments or programs; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula.
Three confidential letters of recommendation (or the applicant’s active graduate school dossier)

Faxed or emailed application materials cannot be considered.

Stanford Ph.D.s and employees are not eligible for consideration.

Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed.

Contact: For more information, please visit http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon or contact us at mellonfellows@stanford.edu

  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 15, 2017.
  • Anything? [Dec. 27]
  • Anyone heard anything? I got crickets... [Jan 16]
  • From past years it looks like semi-finalists are normally contacted sometime in February (Jan 16)
  • Notified of finalist status. Over 700 applicants; 20 finalists remaining for 4 positions. [2/13] x 4
  • Any updates yet?? --Nothing yet. They said they'd notify selected candidates 1-2 days after, right? So those getting an offer would hear some time today or tomorrow?
  • True. I am just under pressure to sign elsewhere and had asked to be notified of any update as soon as it was available... presumably they would have decided yesterday ....
  • Brilliant. I think our fate is sealed and they are just waiting for approval. Pls keep us posted when you hear something from them. Good luck with your decision(s)! 
  • received offer by email [2/23] x2
  • rejected as finalist
  • How'd you find out? I haven't heard either way. x2
  • Okay, now they've sent me a rejection email [3/6]. x2
  • I don't know if it's any consolation, but you must have been alternates. Those that received an offer on 2/23 had to respond by 3/9, and I officially accepted 3/6. You were in the last group of maybe 8 out of 700 applications, which is an achievement. Good luck on your search! --> Thanks, and congratulations!
  • email - maybe you are on waitlist!  

Stanford University (CA) - Thinking Matters Fellows - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2018 - OFFERS MADEEdit

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for teaching fellowship positions in Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning. In the application process all candidates must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably at least one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in any of the following: Biology, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Philosophy (Ethics and Political Philosophy), American history and literature, Literature, Film. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2012 and no later than June 2018.

Fellows will be placed on teaching teams with faculty and fellows in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead two seminar discussions (averaging 15 students each) twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2018 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $66,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship.

Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students' skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.

For information on selecting courses for 2018-19 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship

  • Applications will open December 15, 2017, and close January 31, 2018, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
  • Request for more materials given the expanded curriculum and preliminary review of applications [3/7] (x3)
  • Request for phone interview [3/23]
  • Request for phone interview [3/26] x2
  • --Congratulations! If you don't mind, could you note whether or not they indicated they were tapping you for a specific course or courses, or if this was a general invitation? Wondering if they invite on a rolling bases per course interest areas, or if it means they've moved onto the next phase generally.
  • My impression is that the invitation was in regards to a few particular courses, so my guess is that these invitations may be rolling.  But, I should add, that they included this line in the email: "Our faculty reviewed your application and we would like to move you forward to the next stage of the review process for the Thinking Matters Fellowship."  So, faculty review *has* taken place. 
  • Any sense how many people have phone interviews at this stage?
  • Request for Skype interview with faculty [3/30] x2
  • Request for second Skype interview with faculty [4/5]
  • Request for campus visit [4/9] x2
  • Offer extended [4/20] x2

Tallinn University (EST) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Intellectual History (multiple positions) - Deadline: 2 May 2018Edit

  • Tallinn University invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher positions in intellectual history to commence on 1 September 2018 (the expected start date is negotiable and the maximum duration of the contract is 36 months):
  • Job description of the Postdoctoral Researcher in intellectual history
  • General description: Post-doctoral researcher is a researcher who has been awarded a doctoral degree or equal qualification within the last five years, excluding the time spent on parental leave and time served in the Defence Forces.
  • The postdoctoral researcher positions are available within the 5-year European Research Council funded project “BETWEEN THE TIMES – Embattled Temporalities and Political Imagination in Inter-war Europe”, led by Dr. Liisi Keedus. The project explores:
  • 1) conceptions of time and historicity in inter-war Europe, comparatively and interdisciplinarily, including how these translated into methodological innovation and social discourses; and
  • 2) the possibilities of thinking politically and historically beyond the narratives of progress. Further details on the project.
  • The post-doctoral researchers will join a team of two doctoral students, three postdoctoral researchers and several senior researchers at the interdisciplinary and international School of Humanities. The project funding allows for international research trips and conference attendance and the researchers are given support for publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. They are expected to conduct their own research on a topic closely related to or on a case study of the project, write and publish academic papers, as well as assist in organising academic and public outreach activities.
  • Job requirements: The candidate must fulfill all the general requirements of the position of researcher stipulated in the Employment Relations Rules of Tallinn University, annex 9, as well as the following requirements for joining the project team:
  • Doctoral Degree in Intellectual History, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Political Science, Linguistics, History or a related field.
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct research of a high quality in 20th century intellectual history, 20th century history of humanities and the social sciences, on interwar Europe or on the case studies of the project, or on political theory.
  • A record of research publications relevant to the project.
  • Job responsibilities: According to annex 1 and annex 9 of TLU Employment Relations Rules. Guidelines for the research design and its practical execution will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor of the research project.
  • Load: 1,0 FTE
  • Gross salary: 2200 euros
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Language skills: Excellent level of spoken and written English (at least on the level C1)
  • Additional information: Practical questions on the competition should be directed to konkurss@tlu.ee, questions about the research project and the nature of the work should be sent to Dr Liisi Keedus, liisi.keedus@tlu.ee
  • Required application documents: The candidates are expected to submit by 2nd of May 2018 (including) to Personnel Office of Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25, room T-218, 10120, Tallinn, or digitally signed to konkurss@tlu.ee), with the title “Academic competition” all the required documents. Detailed list of required documents http://www.tlu.ee/jobs.

Technische Universität Berlin (DEU) - Research Assistant - PostDoc - SHORT Deadline: 31 Jan. 2018Edit

  • Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position: Research assistant - PostDoc - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen (2nd qualification period) part-time employment may be possible
  • Faculty I - Center for Research on Anti-Semitism
  • Reference number: I-724/17 (starting at 01/03/18 for 5 years; closing date for applications 31/01/18).
  • Working field:
  • pursuing an independent and innovative research project in the research field of anti-Semitism and/or racism, possibly related to the "Langerman collection" (http://www.pressestelle.tu-berlin.de/menue/ tub_medien/publikationen/medieninformationen/2017/oktober_2017/medieninformation_nr_1712017/);
  • active participation in the research and public relations activities of the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism;
  • publishing of research results;
  • regular teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in English. The teaching would have to fit into the curriculum of the MA "Interdisciplinary Research on anti-Semitism" (http://www.tu-berlin.de/fakultaet_i/zentrum_fuer_antisemitismusforschung/menue/studium_und_lehre/m_a_studiengang);
  • engaging in assessment activities and academic administration.
  • Requirements:
  • successfully completed university degree (Diplom, Master's, or equivalent) in sociology, anthropology, literature studies, or Islamic studies;
  • successfully completed PhD/DPhil in one of these disciplines;
  • an innovative future project within the research area of the Center;
  • excellent English language skills, both oral and writing;
  • knowledge of the German language would be ideal. The willingness to learn German is a requirement;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
  • Applications with the reference number, consisting of a letter of application, a detailed statement about a future research project, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be sent no later than 31st January 2018 to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät I, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Prof. Dr Jensen, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin or by email to jasmin.haase@tu-berlin.de. We anticipate interviews with shortlisted candidates to take place commencing end of February 2018.

Tel Aviv University (ISR) - 2 Post-doctoral fellowships, Historical Studies - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2018Edit

  • The Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies will award two post-doctoral fellowships of $30,000 each, for the academic year of 2018-2019.
  • Fellows will conduct their research under the supervision of a senior faculty member from the Zvi Yavetz School of History. They are expected to reside in the Tel Aviv area.
  • Tel Aviv University PhD holders are not eligible.
  • Candidates must have received their PhD at an accredited institution of higher learning no earlier than 1 October 2013 and no later than 1 October 2018. They are to submit proof of receipt of PhD, three letters of reference, CV, a short description of their proposed post-doctoral project, a writing sample, and an endorsement letter from the faculty member willing to sponsor them.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on various aspects of peasant life throughout the ages. Winners will be required to participate in the School’s “Comparative Peasant Lives” research lab (attend meetings and join in the lab’s research activity). They are also expected to attend the post-doctoral biweekly seminar of the School of History: "Contextualizing the Self: Creating and Recreating the First Person".
  • Candidates should submit their applications via Email: schoolofhist@post.tau.ac.il by March, 1, 2018. Dossiers should be submitted to the Academic Committee, Arnold Fund, School of History, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Letters of support should be sent directly to the School.

Trinity College (CT) - Post-Doctoral Fellow, American Studies - Deadline: 2 April 2018Edit

The Graduate Program in American Studies at Trinity College invites applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship. This is a two-year appointment to teach and conduct research for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. Scholars whose work focuses on a critical spatial approach to American history, culture, and/or the built environment are strongly encouraged to apply. Each year, the Fellow is expected to be in residence in the Hartford area, teach three graduate courses, and lead a capstone colloquium dedicated to creating a community of students finishing their graduate degree. In addition to pursuing an independent research agenda, the Fellow will actively participate in the intellectual life of Trinity College.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline (earned in the past three years) or a reasonable expectation of completing the Ph.D. by August 2018. To apply submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, evidence of quality teaching, and two letters of references at the following site: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1563.

  • Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by April 2, 2018. The program will continue to consider applications until this position is filled. Direct questions and inquiries to Scott Gac, director of the graduate program in American Studies.
  • Anyone hear anything yet? [April 17]
  • I haven't heard a peep. [20 April]

Tulane University (USA:LA) - Stone Center: Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Post Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2017Edit

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2018-2019, two with program administration duties and two with light teaching. Applications from the social sciences in the fields of international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, political sociology, and policy studies are encouraged. Latin American expertise and Spanish or Portuguese fluency required. Fellows will be selected based on intellectual merit, experience, the potential impact of their planned research for CIPR programs, and teaching needs of the host department.

Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $47,500 plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported. In addition to their planned research, applicants must be prepared to carry out either program administration or adjunct teaching responsibilities. In the program administration track, fellows will be expected to work with CIPR's director in the Commitment to Equity Project, and/or to develop programmatic content and projects in Inter-American relations, comparative political economy, citizenship rights, human development, and others. The other fellowship carries a one course per semester adjunct teaching load in the department of the fellow's primary discipline and in the candidate's major subfields, without administrative responsibilities. In both cases, specific responsibilities will be defined jointly during the initial phase of the appointment. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must plan to complete their Ph.D. no later than May 2018. Recent graduates with no longer than three years since receiving their Ph.D. are especially encouraged to apply. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/47253 and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and intended research at CIPR if selected, fit to the program and teaching experience; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; and (6) teaching evaluations if available. For further information please contact Ludovico Feoli, Director, Center for Inter-American Policy Research.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway (NOR) -Postdoctoral Fellow in Phenomenology and Literature - Deadline: 2 Feb. 2018Edit

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established "The Arctic MSCA-IF program" to select excellent postdoctoral researchers planning to submit applications for a Marie Skƚodowska Curie individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca). As part of this initiative, the English literature section of UiT invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in phenomenology and literature. Candidates may specialize in any period or genre or work across multiple areas. Applicants must have completed their PhD by September 12, 2018 and have at least one peer-reviewed publication. The selected candidate will write a proposal for a 24-month MSCA-IF at UiT together with Prof. Cassandra Falke. This is an opportunity to accelerate your research career while living in the urban research city of Tromsø, uniquely located at the top of the world surrounded by some of Europe’s last pristine wild nature.

In the current search for what Rita Felski has called “post-critical” reading practices – practices that are rigorous without being suspicious – literary scholars increasingly draw from phenomenological approaches to intersubjectivity, ecology, memory and embodiment. Applicants are invited to propose projects that use any of these phenomenological conceptions as ways of understanding literature. Since literature often shares with phenomenology the goals of rethinking temporality (Ricoeur), restoring wonder (Merleau-Ponty), foregrounding givenness (Marion) or questioning divisions of subject/object and self/other (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas), applicants may also want to consider phenomenologies implied within literary works. The successful candidate will join the interdisciplinary “Phenomenology and Bodies of Knowledge” research group while at UiT and will be expected to contribute to that group´s regular reading seminars and annual workshops/conferences.

More info here.

Please send your CV (max 3 pages) and describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages) to ArcticMSCA@uit.no. Mark your Application "Cassandra Falke".

  • Deadline: February 02, 2018.
  • Anyone hear either way on this? Was told outcomes by mid-Feb and still nothing (2/16)
  • Should know in the next day or two (2/19 or so) 

Ulster University (UK:NI) - Research Associate - Mother and Baby Homes/Magdalene Laundries Project - SHORT Deadline: 23 Jan. 2018Edit

  • The post holder will join a research team working on the history of Mother and Baby Homes/Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland. (Fixed term for 12 months - max to 31 January 2019).
  • We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs
  • Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
  • Deadline: 23 Jan.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - BRIHC Research Fellow - SHORT Deadline: 18 Feb. 2018 - INVITATIONS FOR INTERVIEW SENTEdit

  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
  • The Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) wishes to appoint an outstanding early career scholar to a two-year 2017 Fellowship. The period and topic of study is open, but candidates must clearly show how their proposed scheme of work relates to research currently undertaken within the School of History and Cultures (SHaC) – which includes African Studies, Archaeology, History, and Classics (including Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies).
  • The appointees are expected to undertake a significant piece of independent research, and to produce research papers, manuscripts, or other outputs. During the Fellowship they are also expected to propose and write, with collaborators if necessary, grant application(s) for future and/or follow-on projects. Further, they are expected to spend a portion of their time supporting the activities of BRIHC, working with the Institute’s Director or other members of staff within SHaC. For the 2018/20 Fellow, this will involve planning and implementing a School-wide outreach programme in conjunction with another member of the School.
  • Candidates should outline their proposed scheme of work and give specific indications of their future plans for research in terms of applications, outputs and (as appropriate) research synergies with existing SHAC staff (max. 2 pages).
  • This position would suit a candidate in the early stages of their academic career who has not already held a Research Fellow or analogous position. It is not available to previous holders of a BRIHC Research Fellowship.
  • The Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures
  • The Research Institute is a newly founded umbrella organisation supporting and promoting the research and outreach activities undertaken within the School of History and Cultures. Formed in December 2015, BRIHC encourages and enables research work that crosses traditional boundaries of chronology, geography, and methodology within History and associated disciplines. It coordinates and supports research dissemination to public as well as academic audiences, and provides researchers in SHaC, both students and staff, with career development opportunities. BRIHC Research Fellows play a core role in the Institute’s activities by their organisation of research projects and events around engaging themes, and their intellectually innovative contribution to the life of the School.
  • Skills and Experience
  • A good first degree and normally, a PhD ideally within African Studies, Archaeology, Classics (including Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies) or History
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Experience of organising research-related activities, e.g. conferences, seminar series and/or impact-related activities, e.g. public talks, school visits, etc.
  • For further details, please contact Professor Leslie Brubaker, Director, Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Email: l.brubaker@bham.ac.uk
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs 
    • Received invitation to interview (via email) - 03/03/18
    • Rejection received - 04/12/18

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Post-doctoral Research Fellow ("Creating an Alternative umma") - Deadline: 20 Sept. 2017Edit

Fixed term for 3 years. Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year. The Department of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisationin Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The research fellow will investigate the role of senior clerical figures in Iran in the lead-up to the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

The research fellow will have PhD on a topic related to thematic remit of the post (modern Iranian history, clerical authority in Shia Islam, intellectual history of modern Iran or similar) and fluency in Persian High level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence.

The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies. The department came second in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and is home to a number of important research groups and projects. As a member of Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing department where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious research community. This is a full-time post with duration of three years, with an anticipated start date of January 2018. For further information, please contact Georgia Foster: g.m.foster@bham.ac.uk Further information about the project: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211385_en.html

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

  • Closes: 20th September 2017.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow CATENA I - Deadline: 11 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • We are now recruiting three postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on projects on Greek New Testament manuscripts based at the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE). This role is one of two that will work on the ERC CATENA project led by Dr Hugh Houghton. The third Fellow will work on the Codex Zacynthius Project, funded by the AHRC and led by Professor David Parker. Candidates may apply for one or more of these posts, for which there will be a single set of interviews.
  • CATENA Project: The CATENA Project is investigating the importance of Commentary Manuscripts in the History and Transmission of the Greek New Testament, with a particular focus on the Pauline Epistles.
  • Research Fellow 1 will be a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 24 months starting on or before 1st October 2018, with the responsibility of compiling a catalogue of Greek New Testament catena manuscripts. Starting from printed and electronic resources, the post will also involve the development of a system for identifying and grouping different types of catenae.
  • Research Fellow II (post number 59009) is advertised separately. [see below]
  • Both Research Fellows will contribute to the wider activity of the project, including publications and conference presentations arising from their research, and may also be involved in the supervision of students. There is a possibility that either or both of these positions may be extended if funds permit.
  • The Codex Zacynthius Project Research Fellow is advertised separately (post number 58970).
  • Candidates are expected to have a doctorate in New Testament, Early Christianity, Classics or a related subject. They will have excellent ability in New Testament Greek and experience of working with New Testament manuscripts and digital corpora. Transcribers will have expertise in the field of textual criticism and using electronic editing tools; the catalogue compiler will be familiar with a wide range of modern languages.
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Hugh Houghton at H.A.G.Houghton@bham.ac.uk.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs
  • Interviews will be held in late April or early May 2018.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow CATENA II - Deadline: 11 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • Grade 7 - The starting salary for all three posts is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832 with the potential to progress to ££41,212 once in post
  • We are now recruiting three postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on projects on Greek New Testament manuscripts based at the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE). This role is one of two that will work on the ERC CATENA project led by Dr Hugh Houghton. The third Fellow will work on the Codex Zacynthius Project, funded by the AHRC and led by Professor David Parker. Candidates may apply for one or more of these posts, for which there will be a single set of interviews.
  • CATENA Project: The CATENA Project is investigating the importance of Commentary Manuscripts in the History and Transmission of the Greek New Testament, with a particular focus on the Pauline Epistles.
  • Research Fellow II will be a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 24 months starting on or before 1st October 2018, with responsibility for making electronic transcriptions of catena manuscripts of the Pauline Epistles. The postholder will undertake further investigation of manuscript relationships and may also be involved in textual collation and the preparation of an apparatus.
  • Research Fellow I is advertised separately (post number 58972). [see above]
  • Both Research Fellows will contribute to the wider activity of the project, including publications and conference presentations arising from their research, and may also be involved in the supervision of students. There is a possibility that either or both of these positions may be extended if funds permit.
  • The CODEX ZACYNTHIUS Project Research Fellow is advertised separately (post number 58970).
  • The starting salary for all three posts is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832 with the potential to progress to ££41,212 once in post. Candidates are expected to have a doctorate in New Testament, Early Christianity, Classics or a related subject. They will have excellent ability in New Testament Greek and experience of working with New Testament manuscripts and digital corpora. Transcribers will have expertise in the field of textual criticism and using electronic editing tools; the catalogue compiler will be familiar with a wide range of modern languages.
  • More information about ITSEE and its projects can be found here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/itsee
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Hugh Houghton at H.A.G.Houghton@bham.ac.uk.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs
  • Interviews will be held in late April or early May 2018.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - CODEX ZACYNTHIUS - Deadline: 11 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Fixed term for 17 months
  • We are now recruiting for three postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on projects on Greek New Testament manuscripts based at the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE). This role will work on the Codex Zacynthius Project, funded by the AHRC and led by Professor David Parker. Two fellows will work on the ERC CATENA project led by Dr Hugh Houghton. Candidates may apply for one or more of these posts, for which there will be a single set of interviews.
  • Codex Zacynthius Project: A Research Fellow is being sought for a full-time, fixed-term appointment from 1st September 2018 for 17 months to work on the Codex Zacynthius Project. This project will make a new electronic edition of this lectionary and palimpsest commentary manuscript on the basis of multispectral images and publish a collaborative study of the oldest catena on the Gospel according to Luke. The Research Fellow will be responsible for transcribing the biblical and commentary text from the multispectral images, and contributing to the analysis of the manuscript and an annotated edition of the scholia. There may be scope for other publications, conference presentations and involvement in workshops and an exhibition related to the project.
  • The CATENA Project roles are advertised separately (post numbers 58972 and 59009). [see above]
  • Candidates are expected to have a doctorate in New Testament, Early Christianity, Classics or a related subject. They will have excellent ability in New Testament Greek and experience of working with New Testament manuscripts and digital corpora. Transcribers will have expertise in the field of textual criticism and using electronic editing tools; the catalogue compiler will be familiar with a wide range of modern languages.
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Hugh Houghton at H.A.G.Houghton@bham.ac.uk.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs
  • Interviews will be held in late April or early May 2018.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Physics) - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

Fixed term for 3 years. Grade 7: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year. The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘A Framework for Metaphysical Explanation in Physics’ (FraMEPhys), led by Dr Alastair Wilson. FraMEPhys, a major 5-year project funded by the European Research Council, is investigating the nature of explanation in physics, with particular focus on metaphysical and non-causal explanations (including grounding explanations, geometrical explanations and unificatory explanations). The aim of FraMEPhys is to combine recent progress in metaphysics, philosophy of science and philosophy of physics to enhance our understanding of the nature of metaphysical explanation in physics. Case studies of special interest include curved spacetime, closed timelike curves and quantum entanglement. The research fellow will have a PhD in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Physics and high level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence. This position will involve investigating, inter alia, the application of structural-equations models for causal explanation to metaphysical explanation. The Department of Philosophy has an outstanding international reputation, with particular specializations in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Global Ethics, and an active and successful PhD programme. As a member of the Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing research community where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious environment. This is a full-time post with a duration of three years, with an anticipated start date of 1 September 2018. For further information, please contact Alastair Wilson: a.j.wilson@bham.ac.uk Further information about the project: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/philosophy/research/projects/framephys.aspx

University of Bristol (UK: Eng) - Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Early Career Fellowships - Deadline: 16 March 2018Edit

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute at the University of Bristol is seeking to support excellent early career researchers who wish to develop towards independent research careers. Specifically, to conduct research and to apply for externally-funded fellowships (or similar) to be held at Bristol. 

We offer a salaried position at the University of Bristol. This will normally be at up to Senior Research Associate (Grade I-J, normal starting salary £32,548 - £41,212 per annum) with a fellowship period of 6 months to 2 years. The position is designed to enable you to deliver high quality research outputs and to apply to external funders. You will work alongside one or more academic sponsors to help you to develop your research vision. During the fellowship you will be able to take part in high quality career and personal development opportunities at the University of Bristol, including support to develop your applications for future fellowships or similar funding. 

Applicant suitability and eligibility: 

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • have completed their PhD in a relevant area.
  • have a strong record of research output delivery (e.g. publications) in keeping with their years of experience and their research field.
  • be eligible to apply for external fellowship or equivalent funding based at the University of Bristol and should plan to do so within the period of their Elizabeth Blackwell Institute fellowship.
  • should plan to work on a topic aligned to areas of strength in health-related research at the University of Bristol. Note that strengths are across all Faculties and comprise biomedical and health research, including research in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • must secure support from an academic sponsor and the Head of the host School at the University as part of their application process. 

Please note that in recognition of the differences in career routes across fields, applicants from disciplines in Humanities or Social Sciences may plan to apply to a broader range of external funding calls, e.g. early career level project grants or lectureships. The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute particularly welcomes applications that include interdisciplinary research. Applicants are welcome to apply on a full time or part time basis, although the maximum period of time for the fellowship will be 2 years. 

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - P.M. Warren Visiting Fellowship in Aegean Prehistory - Deadline: 24 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Thanks to a generous donation by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the IGRCT will offer up to two P.M. Warren Visiting Fellowships in Aegean Prehistory during the Academic Year 2018/19. The Visiting Fellowship is open to both overseas and UK/EU established scholars. Recently retired scholars are also eligible.
  • The Visiting Fellowship is tenable for a minimum of 4 and up to a maximum of 8 weeks (during term time) and carries an honorarium of approximately £4,300.
  • Founded in 2004, the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol promotes research in many fields, including history, archaeology, literary studies, art history, and philosophy, and has a particular focus on research that explores the links between ancient and modern.
  • For further particulars and application form please contact: The Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, University of Bristol, Room B14, 3-5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB, UK. TELEPHONE: (+44) (0)117 331 7879 E-mail: artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk
  • Closing date for applications: 12noon (UK time), Tuesday 24 April 2018.
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University of Bristol (UK: Eng) - Vice Chancellor's Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017 (incl. contact with sponsor)Edit

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships scheme offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional early-career researchers to advance their research careers, and support our strategic priorities. Fellowships are available across our strategic priorities, further details of which can be found under the websites of the Research Institutes, Faculties and Schools that are listed below.

As a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, you will have access to the wealth of research expertise at the University of Bristol and become part of our world-leading research community. We have cutting-edge facilities and flagship research institutes that address the grand challenges facing our world today. Further benefits include:

  • For research focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics disciplines a competitive salary starting from £36,613 or £42,418 depending on experience, and a four-year fixed-term contract.
  • For research focused on Humanities, Arts and Social Science disciplines a competitive salary starting from £36,613 and a two-year fixed-term contract.
  • Access to start-up funds, as appropriate to the discipline.
  • The opportunity to pursue your own programme of individual (or collaborative) research.
  • Mentoring and one-to-one monthly supervision from your Fellowship Sponsor.
  • A programme of development activity focused on your needs at each career stage, including opportunities to engage in other schemes such as CREATE, GW4 Crucible, Stepping into Leadership and Teaching@Bristol for Research Staff.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in teaching, leadership, impact development and engagement.
  • Support with external grant applications and help exploring other career opportunities towards the end of the Fellowship term.
  • We expect candidates to find themselves an academic sponsor. Prior to completing an application, please make sure you have made an initial enquiry with your proposed Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship Sponsor. This needs to have been done by the 15 December 2017. If you need support with this we suggest you contact the research leads in your disciplinary area. To apply see How to Apply .
  • (2/12): Rejection received

University of California (USA: CA) - President’s and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017 - OFFERS MADEEdit

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

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

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

2018-19 Call for Applications

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $48,200 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12‐months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: All applications submitted to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will automatically be included in the competition for Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs if there is one at the UC campus where the proposed UC faculty mentor is located. Applicants may apply to only one University of California campus.
All UC campuses host President's Postdoctoral Fellowships. The following UC campuses also 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
UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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

  • DEADLINE: November 1, 2017.
  • Contacted for additional information on December 1.
  • (12/2) -- This application is due (references/sponsorship letter) on 1 Dec... why would anyone be contacted for further materials that day
  • The OP probably meant that mentor letters were due on 1 Dec., and confused that for a specific request for additional materials.
  • HAS anyone heard anything? Any idea by when we should head something?
  • (1/17) Based on previous experience I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Feb. or Mar. And even then, it seems that different PPFP disciplinary clusters notify their finalists on different dates. Note that if you didn't get the President's you'll still be in the running for the Chancellor's in most cases, but sometimes those are not announced until May!
  • (2/5) Seems like we should begin to receive notifications in the next week or so. --> seems like it. If anyone's received a phone call, please update!! (2/6)
  • (2/7) One of my colleagues received a phone call today offering the fellowship
  • (2/6) based on the past few years it looks like recipients get phone calls on the second Monday of February. so, in theory, Monday 2/12 might be the day
  • (2/6) Offer made through phone!!!
  • would those who received offers mind sharing which campus they heard from? 
  • Davis
  • (02/13) So this boat already sailed, then? 
  • (2/13) Did all of them go out?
  • (2/13) I called the office yesterday to inquire about my status, hoping to be able to move on with my life since I hadn't received a phone call. They were very nice. I was told that applications are still undergoing review, so there was no news for them to give me (they didn't ask my name). I imagine this means that they're waiting to hear back from those who have received offers to see if they'll accept. I was told that we'll for sure know our status by the end of February. 
  • (2/14) I don't know if this will make anyone feel any better, but is there any reason to believe that they do phone calls across different days? I assume not, since only about 20 people will receive this fellowship, and that can all be done in a day. I think it's safe to assume that if we didn't get phone calls last week, we're out of the running (for the President's, at least - Chancellor's is another matter). I would love to be wrong though, so do correct me if past seasons have indicated acceptances across multple days! 
  • (2/16) I heard aback on the 7th, re: UCLA. I'm wondering does anyone know if the salary for the UC Postdocs is standard since it's a public institution or varies by the individual? And if varied, do you have an idea of the range of salaries people have received?  
  • (4/16) Per the UC postdoc union contract , the standard minimum salary is set at $48,216, but it can be higher if you enter with previous years of postdoc experience.  
  • (2/16) received rejection for both President's and Chancellor's fellowship (had applied for a Berkeley postdoc)
  • (2/17) any word on whether UC Irvine has made offers for the President's?
  • (2/27) I applied to UC Irvine and have not heard anything yet (x2).
  • Has anyone heard anything from Berkeley? I haven't heard a word.
  • (3/6) I haven't heard a thing either, but I applied to another campus, not Berkeley. 
  • (3/7) Under FAQ on the PPFP website it states: "Finalists will be notified and awards announced no sooner than March 31st each year. Please consider restraint when contacting the program office about the selection results. Successful candidates are notified first. Alternates are notified if awardees do not accept or if current fellows do not renew their terms. Additional fellowships may be awarded to candidates on the alternate list as late as June, if resources become available. The program makes every effort to notify all candidates as soon as possible.  A public announcement will be posted on the PPFP website when all awards are finalized and accepted no later than June 1st."
  • - Has anyone heard anything from UC San Diego yet?
  • I haven't. (3/19)
  • (3/26) Still no word for UCR. Anyone else hear anything?
  • (3/31) Waiting for my rejection letter so I can officially accept another offer. I'm assuming a mass of rejection/waitlist emails will go out today. Did anyone get theirs?
  • (4/2) No notice, yet!
  •  (4/2) Received an email today that I am an alternate for a position at UC Davis, and that they will notify me within the next few weeks if a position opens up. The email also said that select candidates are now being passed onto the Chancellor's Postdoc for consideration. (x2)
  • (4/4) Has anyone heard anything for UC Irvine? 
  • Offered a Chancellor's Postdoc at Irvine today (4/4)
  • (4/6) Has anyone heard back regarding the UCLA Chancellor's Postdoc?
  • (4/10) Any word on Berkeley yet? 
  • I got notified I'm an alternate for Berkeley (4/4)
  • (4/10) Or UCSD?
  • Do you guys know if it's possible to defer the fellowship? 

(4/17) Any word on UC Merced? Received email on 4/4 I am alternate for UC Pres, and that they will notify me within the next few weeks if a position opens up. The email also said that select candidates are now being passed onto the Chancellor's Postdoc for consideration.

  • (4/19) Inquired about my application and was told I was alternate for presidents and my app was sent along to UCR for chancellor's consideration. Said they hope to hear back about chancellor's by end of April. Anyone know if/how this can be listed on cv (finalist? alternate?)?
  • (4/22) Have not heard a word (Berkeley), I assume this is a no. 


(4/23) I inquired about my application over email last week, and I just received a form letter saying that I didn't receive either the President's and Chancellor's (UCSD). Good luck to the remaining candidates, and congrats to the winners!

University of California Berkeley (CA) - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017Edit

The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley.

For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.

The purpose of the fellowship is to develop new and innovative intellectual connections and ideas in natural resources economics and political economy at UC Berkeley. Accordingly, preference will be given to proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. However, proposals from UC Berkeley doctoral graduates that outline a significant change in research direction and that indicate engagement with different disciplines and faculty from those pursued during the doctoral program will be considered.

For more information, please visit: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/ciriacy.php

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application.

Applicants must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last five years. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Natural Resource Economics and/or Political Economy or a related field by the appointment start date.

Appointment: The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2018. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. This is a full time appointment.

Salary and Benefits: The fellowship is $58,040 annually. Generous benefits are included: (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs).

To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/1076460

Interested individuals must include: a 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor; your current C.V.; 1 paragraph abstract; research proposal not to exceed 10 pages; 1 or more recent publications and 3 letters of reference.

  • The deadline for applications is December 4, 2017. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Ruxin Liu at ruxinl@berkeley.edu
  • Rejection email received (1/30/18)

University of California Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Scholar - Literature & Culture and Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Feb. 2018 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley will award a Postdoctoral Fellowship for a one-year appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The Fellowship is connected to a year-long Sawyer Seminar on Literature & Culture and Linguistic Anthropology that is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellow will receive a salary of $48,216 - $58,560, commensurate with experience for the year, plus benefits, and may not hold any other appointment during the period of the Sawyer Seminar fellowship. The Seminar aims to investigate the relevance of concepts, tools, and interpretive practices of linguistic anthropology to scholars in the humanities today. Areas to be covered in the seminar include translation/transduction, sound, and the formation of publics, as well as the cultural practices of religion, sexuality, and politics.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01588

Questions may be directed to Michael Lucey, mlucey@berkeley.edu

  • Next review date: February 5th, 2018. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Received request for Skype interview (2/24)
  • Rejection e-mail received 3/26

University of California Los Angeles (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellow Position in the Social Study of Epigenetics and Transgenerational Inheritance - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (http://www.socgen.ucla.edu), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning January 1, 2018. The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on issues at the intersection of biology and society. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Patrick Allard, Amander Clark, and Hannah Landecker on the social and historical analysis of transgenerational epigenetics.

The position is part of a John Templeton Foundation funded award entitled “A chance to equality in health: Is people’s health determined by ancestral environmental exposures?”. The aim of the grant is to study how environmental exposures become embedded into germ-line epimutations, and the transgenerational impact of these exposures. The postdoctoral fellow will actively participate in generating systematic literature reviews and historical analysis on the topic of transgenerational inheritance and epimutations, attend meetings of the participating laboratories, conduct interviews and narrative analysis of collected data, write up results and findings with the project PIs. Additionally, the fellow may assist in the organization of a workshop on these issues.

Applicants with relevant training and research interests in a wide range of fields, including sociology, science studies, life sciences, philosophy, history or anthropology are invited to apply. This project is a collaboration between life and social scientists, and therefore the ideal candidate will be comfortable working across different disciplinary domains, and possess a basic understanding of both social science methodologies and the relevant biological science.

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment, or have received their degree in the last five years. Certification of completion of Ph.D. degree requirements must be in hand at the time of the appointment start. This is a one-year appointment renewable for up to three years pending positive review. The pay scale follows NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html). Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, which includes an explanation of the candidate’s research experience and interest in the topic, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact of three references. Please submit all application materials online via UCLA’s Academic Recruit Online at the following URL: http://apptrkr.com/1090982. Any questions about the position or the application process may be addressed to Patrick Allard (pallard@ucla.edu) or Hannah Landecker (landecker@soc.ucla.edu).

  • Review of applications will start October 16th and continue until the position is filled.

University of California, San Diego (CA) - Institute for Practical Ethics - Postdoctoral Scholar Positions, 2018-2020 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego, invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Applicants must possess a PhD granted from an accredited university before the position begins.

The postdoctoral scholar positions are two-year appointments, with the second year contingent upon acceptable performance in the first year. Salary, as based on UC’s salary scales and candidate qualifications, will be provided in exchange for active participation in the Institute’s program of activities and in particular its research project in Ethical Issues in Active Genetics. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to lead monthly meetings on active genetics and ethics, attend a monthly meeting on scientific issues within active genetics, explore the Indian context, and assist with project activities (which may include writing grant proposals, organizing workshops, and research in the area). Duties will be decided through consultation between the fellow and Institute Co-Directors. Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the academic years. The postdoctoral position is open to international applicants. The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Applications should be submitted to Tara Nadeau (tlnadeau@ucsd.edu) and should include: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Brief statement (1000 words maximum) summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests, scholarly training, and research agenda as these relate to Ethics and Implications of Active Genetics; Copies of no more than two representative publications or dissertation chapters; Two letters of recommendation.

Link to full announcement

  • Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2017, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - WhatEvery1Says Project - Postdoctoral Scholars - Deadline: 2 Feb. 2018Edit

The Mellon Foundation funded WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking recent Ph.D. graduates (degree completed within past five years) to apply for two available postdoctoral scholar positions for a term of one year beginning July 1, 2018, with possibility of renewal for one additional year. The positions offer those in any humanities-related field an opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests as Mellon fellows in association with WE1S, a Digital Humanities project that is studying the depiction of the humanities in public discourse using large-scale text analysis methods. (See project description: http://we1s.ucsb.edu).

The two postdoctoral scholars will work closely with the project’s co-directors to advance WE1S's research agenda or to augment it in ways related to their own research. Besides participating and assisting in WE1S research activities, postdoctoral scholars will teach three courses in their area of specialization. Total annual compensation will be competitive.

Applicants must have the Ph.D. in-hand by time of appointment and should have expertise and scholarly interests related to WE1S's research themes and/or technical methods. The positions require full-time residence at UCSB during each academic year of the appointment.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01154. Required documents include a cover letter, statement of research (recent and planned), CV, three letters of reference, and a short research sample consisting of not more than 20 pages (or equivalent) of the applicant’s writing, digital project, or some combination. Research samples including digital projects data or code should contain written descriptions with links to online materials and specific suggestions for what evaluators should examine.

  • For primary consideration, applications must be completed by Feb. 2, 2018; applications will not be accepted after May 31, 2018. The positions will remain open until filled.

University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2017Edit

Fixed term contract for four years

Christ’s College invites applications for a four-year stipendiary Fellowship for a researcher in a specified area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from not later than 1 October 2018 and non-renewable. A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career and, in this case, is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas: Architecture, Education, History, History of Art, Land Economy, Linguistics or Politics and International Studies. The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £21,843 (with a PhD) and £17,898 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College. A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

  • Applications must be submitted on—line via the Christ’s College website at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 26th October 2017. Reports from two referees must also be received by this deadline for the application to be eligible. Interviews are expected to be on or around Thursday 11th January 2018 and further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.
  • Received rejection email on 11/7

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - TWO Research Associates - Deadline: 9 Mar. 2018Edit

Second posting (identical text) is here

  • CRASSH has a vacancy for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on the five-year (2017-2022) European Research Council funded project The Global as Artefact, led by Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya. Approaching the global history of human political organisation as an artefact of our cultural evolution, the project aims to develop an anthropological understanding and theorisation of 'the global' grounded in the deep history of humankind's epistemic development. It takes as a case-study the rise, diffusion, and impact of four major successive global agricultural revolutions of the Neolithic/ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary eras, and their associated global-political configurations. The postdoctoral research associate will contribute to the work package 'The Green Agricultural Revolution', which covers the major transformation in world agriculture and its effects on ancestral or more recent indigenous knowledges and agrarian socio-economic systems, in the bipolar and multipolar configurations of the post-1945 era.
  • Duties and Requirements of the Role. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a relevant area which will have been awarded before the start of the role. Relevant subject areas include but are not limited to: political anthropology, global/world history, colonial history, history of world agriculture, science and technology studies (including history and sociology of knowledge, science, and technology), global sociology, international relations, globalisation studies, political geography, international political economy, political ecology, material cultural studies.
  • As well as designing and completing a thematically related project of their own (40%), the PDRA will be expected to assist the PI in the delivery of this work package (50%) and participate in the research, training, and outreach activities organised by the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (GloKnoS) (10%). The PDRA will be tasked with data collection through remote, archival, as well as ethnographic work, and data analysis through the delivery of periodic research reports. They will also contribute to the project's outputs and dissemination efforts, through individual and collaborative papers, conference presentations, and blogposts, and through GloKnoS's events and dissemination channels. Fluency in English is essential, and proficiency in at least one language other than English of relevance to the work package (especially Spanish and Portuguese) and, if applicable, to the applicant's independent research project.
  • The preferred start date is 1 September 2018, but can be deferred to 1 February 2019 at the latest.
  • Fixed-Term: The funds for this post ends on 31 August 2022 in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
  • www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16460. 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.
  • OR: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16458.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 9 March 2018. Interviews on 24 April. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@crassh.cam.ac.uk
  • Please quote reference VM14629 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • OR: Please quote reference VM14627 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - TWO Research Associates - Deadline: 8 Feb. 2018Edit

  • CRASSH is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral Research Associates to join the ERC-funded project, Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference, led by Dr. Christopher Clarke. This five-year project (2017-2022) examines the epistemological challenges that arise when social scientists investigate the causes and effects of social phenomena.
  • The project compares and contrasts the role of qualitative evidence (such as comparative case studies in political science or structured interviews in sociology) with the role of quantitative evidence (analysed by statistical techniques developed in political science or econometrics, e.g.). On the one hand, this comparison will proceed in abstract terms and for the general case. On the other hand, this comparison will proceed by means of concrete case studies.
  • One postdoctoral researcher will focus on the principles and methodology that grounds causal reasoning from qualitative data. The second postdoctoral researcher will focus on the principles and methodology that grounds causal reasoning from quantitative data.
  • Requirements of the Role: The successful applicants will hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research, which must have been submitted before taking up the role.
  • We are looking for highly motivated and independent researchers with expertise in fields such as, but not limited to: General Philosophy of Science; Formal Epistemology; Philosophy of Race and Gender; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Political Science, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology (with a methodological orientation).
  • Applicants should be able to engage with conceptual and epistemological issues in the social sciences in comparatively general or abstract terms. They must also be able to engage in inter-disciplinary work between philosophy and the social sciences (e.g., in examining concrete case studies in the social sciences). The successful applicants are expected to conduct the majority of their research in Cambridge, although funds will be available to make research visits to other institutions.
  • The PDRAs will be expected to participate in work-in-progress project meetings and in all project events. They will assist the PI in the organisation of project activities such as conferences, colloquia and hosting visitors. They will be expected to produce a number of articles and to share in the responsibility for editing project outputs and to contribute relevant content to the project's website.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 40 months in the first instance. Successful applicants must be able to start between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16107. This will take you to 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.
  • If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@crassh.cam.ac.uk. Successful applicants must be able to commence in this post between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018. Interviews are planned for the week of 19 March 2018 (To be confirmed.)
  • Please quote reference VM14316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - Research Associate 'Genius before Romanticism' - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017Edit

  • CRASSH is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ERC-funded project, Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science (based at CRASSH), led by Dr Alexander Marr (History of Art, Cambridge). This five-year project (2014-2019) examines notions of unique talent, heightened imagination and extraordinary creativity in art and science by exploring the language, theories, practices and products of ingenium (ingenuity) ca. 1450-ca. 1750. Research in years 1-3 addressed the 'Language of Ingenuity', 'Conceptualizing Ingenuity' and 'Ingenuity in the Making'. The project is now in year 4, which is focused on 'Ingenious Images': the visual culture of ingenuity, from the iconography of ingenium to the wit of optical games.
  • Duties and Requirements of the Role: The successful applicant will hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research, which must have been awarded by the start of the post. Research experience with early modern texts and/or archives and/or visual and material culture is required; familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology is desirable; experience in researching, sourcing and managing digital images in a scholarly context is also highly desirable. Fluency in English and excellent reading proficiency in at least two modern languages relevant to the project's research (German, Dutch, Italian, French and Spanish) are required and reading proficiency in Latin is highly desirable. Applicants should also provide evidence of their ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives and to present research findings to a scholarly audience. The successful applicant is expected to conduct the majority of their research in Cambridge, but must be willing to travel to European and US libraries and archives where relevant to the project's research/dissemination of research results.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2019 in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15032. 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.
  • If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@crassh.cam.ac.uk. Start date is from 1 January 2018. Interviews are planned for the week of 30 October 2017.
  • Please quote reference VM13355 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Placed on: 19th September 2017.
  • Closes: 20th October 2017.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic - Research Associate - Deadline: 23 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The Faculty is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an AHRC funded project, 'Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae: The Latin Lives of the Welsh Saints', a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. The post holder will be based in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge from 1 October 2018.
  • The Research Associate's primary role will be to be involved in the editing and translating of the texts. He/she will also be expected to give papers based on their work for the project at a number of conferences spread over the three years, including the Leeds International Medieval Congress, the International Congress of Celtic Studies, and the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. The Research Associate will also be involved in a range of public-engagement activities, and in organising an international conference in September 2019.
  • The post-holder should have a PhD in a relevant field of research, excellent organisational skills and the proven ability to work to deadlines without close supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a close familiarity with common IT packages including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint are also essential, as is the ability to work as a team. A detailed knowledge of medieval Latin is essential; familiarity with medieval hagiography and the medieval Welsh context are desirable.
  • Two references are required for this post. Candidates should ask their referees to submit their references to appointments@english.cam.ac.uk by the closing date.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17044. 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.
  • Enquiries concerning the work of the project and the specifics of the job role may be directed to the Principal Investigator, Professor Paul Russell (pr270@cam.ac.uk)
  • Enquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to the Faculty Administrator, Mrs Marina Ballard (administrator@english.cam.ac.uk)
  • Please quote reference GH15143 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Department of Middle Eastern Studies - Research Assistant/Associate - Deadline: 9 May 2018Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.
  • Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate or a Research Assistant (depending on qualifications) in Rabbinic Hebrew Philology in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, beginning 1st October 2018 for one year.
  • The holder of the post will work with Dr Shai Heijmans on a critical edition of Mishna Codex Kaufmann (ms. Kaufmann A50). Dr Heijmans is currently preparing a diplomatic edition of the Codex, as part of a project funded by the AHRC, whose Principal Investigator is Dr Michael Rand. The aim of the edition is to provide complete and maximally accurate documentation of the Mishna text as it appears in the codex consonants and vocalization and to create a critical apparatus for the elucidation of palaeographical and textual difficulties.
  • The Research Associate/Assistant will be expected to divide his/her time equally between an independent research project on Rabbinic Hebrew philology and working directly with Dr Heijmans on the production of the critical edition. The project of the Research Associate/Assistant would be expected to result in a publication that would advance the field of Rabbinic Hebrew. Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD, those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.
  • The Research Associate/Assistant would be a member of the Hebrew Studies group in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. Hebrew Studies currently includes teaching staff in the fields of Biblical, Medieval and Modern Hebrew, in addition to post-doctoral researchers, graduates and undergraduates.
  • Applications must be made using the University's online application system and should include a covering letter and proposal for a research project in the field of Rabbinic Hebrew philology, in addition to a CV and the names of two referees.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17118. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Informal enquiries about the role may be made to Dr Michael Rand (mcr47@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Shai Heijmans (sh827@cam.ac.uk).
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on 09 May 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge in mid-May 2018. They may be via SKYPE.
  • Please quote reference GY15213 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge, East Asian Studies (UK:Eng) - Research Associate to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.
  • Applicants are invited to apply for a fixed-term full-time post as Research Associate to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965.
  • Details about the Project: This six-year ERC funded project which began in March 2013 aims to understand how political rule and legal authority were redrafted in postwar East Asia after the Japanese surrender in 1945. The research sheds light on the social and political transformations that continue to have resonance in our world in the form of East Asia's regional alliances and Japan's relations with its closest neighbours China, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. The renovation of East Asia after the fall of the Japanese empire has mainly been written from a western perspective, owing to the preponderance of postwar American scholarship and its political dominance. Even with the economic rise and growing importance of modern China, the region's understanding of its own past and its internal dynamics remain deeply rooted in the manner in which World War II ended. The legal restructuring of East Asia and Japan's relations with its neighbours played a vital function in redressing former imperial relations in the early Cold War. The legal investigations and trials were the definition of international law, a relatively new concept itself, especially in East Asia. The legacy of these issues weighs heavily even today because it provided a new vocabulary to East Asian polities to consider the manner in which Japanese imperialism would be replaced and adjudicated in the postwar.
  • The researcher will mainly focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing Chinese, Japanese or Korean related archives dealing with this topic. S/he will also examine relevant published texts and secondary research in related languages and appropriate bibliographical references. S/he will be expected to work toward producing his/her own monograph within their contract time and perhaps an additional peer-reviewed article. The researcher will also be required to assist in the administration of the project (including various symposia), especially organization of an international workshop. Light teaching of up to one class and/or one-on-one supervisions.
  • Requirements: The applicant should have completed his/her PhD, submitted their thesis and had their viva (if necessary) by the time he or she arrives at Cambridge for the start of the position. A demonstrable commitment to the aims of the project and genuine enthusiasm in such research will also be essential, as will the ability to work effectively as part of a team and on individual initiative. A thorough knowledge of at least one East Asian language is expected. Candidates need not necessarily have knowledge of the Japanese language but their research must be related to the end of the Japanese empire and early Cold War.
  • Applicants are encouraged to look at the project website (www.warcrimesandempire.com) and contact the project director, Dr Barak Kushner, bk284@cam.ac.uk, ahead of time
  • Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Barak Kushner, (bk284@cam.ac.uk) The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15 February 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge w/c 18th February 2018. They may be via SKYPE. Please quote reference GU14466 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge, Faculty of English (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2017Edit

The Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ERC-funded project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature (based jointly at CRASSH and the Faculty of English), led by Dr Subha Mukherji (English, Cambridge). This five-year project (2014-2019) examines the thresholds between imaginative literary practice and more obviously epistemic domains of thought in early modern England. Research in years 1-3 addressed the intersections between Literature on the one hand, and Theology, Economics and Natural Philosophy on the other. The project is now in year 4, which is focused on Law and Literature/Arts, but findings from the other strands are also being incorporated into a widening interdisciplinary view. In addition, the team is working on an online exhibition, and developing computational skills and quantitative methods to test and expand the more traditional research conducted so far. The successful applicant will hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research, which must have been awarded by the start of the post. Research experience with early modern texts and/or archives is required; familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology is desirable; experience in researching, sourcing and managing digital images online is also highly desirable. An interest in either Law or Theology, or in widely interdisciplinary studies in the early modern context, would be particularly welcome. Applicants should be able to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives and to present research findings to a scholarly audience. The successful applicant is expected to conduct the majority of their research in Cambridge, but must be willing to travel to libraries and archives where relevant to the project's research/dissemination of research results. Length of appointment: the position will be held for 15 months to start in January 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible, and to end no later than the project end-date of 30 September 2019. To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15382. 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. Two references are required and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to appointments@english.cam.ac.uk by the closing date. Informal enquiries may be directed to the project Director: Dr Subha Mukherji (sm10014@cam.ac.uk). Enquiries about the application process may be directed to the Project Co-Ordinator, Gaenor Moore (gm367@cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference GG13674 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2017.

University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018 - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

Applications are invited for one stipendiary Research Fellowship in Economics; History and Philosophy of Science; Human, Social and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Philosophy; or History. The Fellowship will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The 2017-18 pensionable rates are: pre-PhD £18,777 - £21,585, post PhD £20,411 - £22,876, with an additional allowance, which is currently £3,340 for any Research Fellow not resident in College. The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue research, and a report on the progress of that research will be required each year. The Research Fellow will become a member of the Governing Body of the College, with joint responsibility for its governance. Research Fellows are frequently invited, but not obligated, to undertake (for an additional payment) up to four hours of small group teaching per week. Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received. Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules. Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 9 October 2017: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Rejection via email (Jan 12)

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng)- Research Fellowships - Deadline: 7 Nov. 2017 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary (Junior) Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2018. (The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities). Applications are invited from graduates, from any university. Candidates should normally have completed two or three years of research and may have written a PhD dissertation. The current gross stipend (2017-18) for a Research Fellow is £22,500 p.a. (subject to annual cost of living award). A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students.

  • The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Tuesday 7 November 2017. For additional information and further details on how to apply please visit the Magdalene College website at http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk
  • Anyone know when we can expect to hera? [1/12]
  • "Due to the large number of applications if you do not hear by end of January I am sorry to tell you that you have not been selected.   Please be aware that this is an extremely tough competition. I am sure you will be successful elsewhere and wish you all good luck for the future."
  • Request for additional materials received on December 13.  Interview decisions will be made on January 18 according to their online timeline. [1/13]
  • Anyone heard anything yet today?
  • Nothing yet. [1/18]
  • Rejection received [1/19]

University of Cambridge (UK) - Mellon Research Fellow in American History - Deadline: 2 March 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited for the Mellon Research Fellow post in American History, based in central Cambridge. The position is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable for up to two further years, starting on 1 October 2018. This is a post-doctoral Fellowship and it is expected that candidates will either have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD dissertation. Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£25,728 - £30,688 per annum). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£31,603 - £38,833 per annum).
  • Candidates for this post will be expected to demonstrate that they have undertaken research that is original and innovative and that will, when published, make a substantial contribution to American history. They will also be expected to demonstrate an interest in contributing to the promotion of American history at Cambridge. The post is open to applicants working in every part of the American history field.
  • The post is designed to enable a scholar to make significant progress in turning his/her PhD dissertation into a book, and to conceptualise a second research project. The Mellon Research Fellow will be asked to write an annual report on research undertaken. He or she will be expected to become a regular participant in and contributor to the Cambridge American History Seminar and to make a presentation to the seminar at some point during his/her tenure. The postholder will also be expected to convene the American History Graduate Student Workshop. Some teaching duties may be included.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16191. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Applications should include a statement of proposed research, a curriculum vitae and a sample of written work of approximately 10,000 words (such as a journal article or section of a book or dissertation) as well as details of two referees who have knowledge of the candidate's work. Unless otherwise indicated referees will be contacted on receipt of application and asked to submit their reports by 5.00pm on the closing date.
  • Further details and information about the application process for this post may be made to the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335350).
  • Informal enquiries regarding the position may also be made to Professor Gary Gerstle at glg34@cam.ac.uk. The Appointments Committee will interview shortlisted candidates via skype and hopes to make the appointment by the end of March 2018.
  • Please quote reference JJ14505 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
  • Deadline: 2 March 2018.
  • Any update? [14 March]
  • Nada. Still waiting... [15 March]
  • Rejection email received [ 20 March]
  • Still no news here? [15 April] x2

University of Cambridge, Murray Edwards College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018 - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

Applications are invited for one stipendiary Research Fellowship in Arts/Humanities or Mathematics, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of these Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career. The current pensionable stipend for a Stipendiary Research Fellow in the first year is £19,822, increasing to £22,553 in the third year; this is eligible for the University cost of living increase. Stipendiary Research Fellows will be offered single accommodation in College, for which a service charge is payable. The prime duty of a Research Fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year. Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received. Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules. Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website from w/c 9 October 2017: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 13 November 2017.

University of Cambridge, Newnham College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2017Edit

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 2018. 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: Classics, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) (including Archaeology and Anthropology, Politics and International Studies, Social Sciences), Modern and Medieval Languages (including Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), Philosophy. 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.

  • This advertisement complies with legislation on sex discrimination, relying on the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 22, and Article 3 of the Newnham College Charter.
  • Placed on: 20th September 2017. Closes: 27th October 2017.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Robinson College - Teaching & Research Fellowship - Deadline: 21 May 2018Edit

  • Robinson College in association with the Department of Politics and International Studies seeks to appoint a Teaching & Research Fellow in the History of Political Thought for a fixed term of three years with effect from October 2018.
  • Applications are invited in all areas of the History of Political Thought.
  • It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be a researcher in the early stages of their career for whom a short-term post would prove to be an attractive opportunity to enhance their research and academic profile. The successful candidate will be elected a Fellow of the College.
  • The pensionable stipend will be in the range £27,285 - £34,971, being Steps 36-40 on the University scale.
  • Applicants should send a covering letter, which should include an outline of current research interests and teaching experience, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae, to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN, or via e-mail to ks610@cam.ac.uk no later than 21 May. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date.
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 June (afternoon)
  • For further particulars please visit the College website http://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/about-robinson/job-vacancies.

University of Cambridge, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship - Deadline: 28 Aug. 2017Edit

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 2018, 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 £21,220. 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 Friday 28 July 2017.

  • Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit one copy of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words by Wednesday 4 October. Candidates will not normally be called for interview. The College is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Received an email on 29 Sep notifying me that my application had "not been shortlisted for further consideration."

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Scott Polar Research Institute - Postdoctoral Research Associates (4 posts) - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2018Edit

  • 4 Posts
  • Applications are invited for four three-year Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project (2017-22), ARCTIC CULT , Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands, led by Dr. Richard Powell.
  • The project investigates the construction of the Arctic that emerged from the exploration of the region by Europeans and North Americans and their contacts with indigenous people from the middle of the sixteenth century. It examines that ways that texts, cartographic representations and objects were collected and returned to sites like London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Philadelphia. The construction of the Arctic thereby became entwined within the growth of colonial museum cultures and, indeed, western modernity. This project delineates the networks and collecting cultures involved in this creation of Arctic Cultures. It involves research at museums, archives, libraries and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. The project aspires to a new understanding of the consequences of colonial representations and decolonial processes for debates about the Circumpolar Arctic today.
  • The project is based in the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. The holders of the four posts will have office space in the SPRI.
  • Candidates will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD (or similar qualification) and may also have some postdoctoral experience in a relevant area. Relevant subject areas include but are not limited to: human geography, cultural anthropology, colonial history, museum studies, global history, history of science, science and technology studies, history of art or material cultural studies. Candidates will have knowledge and/or experience of research into the cultures and peoples of the Circumpolar Arctic (or related issues), the ability to work independently and with colleagues in a team, and good data analysis and communication skills. Fluency in English is essential for all posts. For each of the four posts, knowledge and reading of relevant languages is desirable, including ability in one or more of the following languages, among others: Inuktitut, Kalaallisut, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish (see the Further Particulars for specific information on each post).
  • The successful candidates will be expected to undertake research at relevant museums, archives, libraries and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, in support of their case study. In addition to academic outputs, the project will create a website, an exhibition, a major international conference, a series of workshops, seminars and public events. All team members will take active roles in these activities.
  • Preferred start date for each post is 1 October 2018 and the posts are funded for three years. The salary range is £31,604 to £38,833.
  • The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.

University of Cambridge, Selwyn College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018 - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Applications are invited for a stipendiary Centenary Research Fellowship, supported by the Isaac Newton Trust, in the following arts subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, Education, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music. These will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of this Fellowship is as an initial (normally) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career. The prime duty of a Research Fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year. The initial pensionable stipend for a Research Fellow with a PhD (and who does not already have a salaried position) is currently £18,739 rising to £20,374 in year 3. The non-incremental stipend for a Research Fellow without a PhD is currently £16,707 pre-PhD. Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received. Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules. Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 9 October 2017 http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Request for more materials [01/12]
  • Any updates on this since the confirmation email of 1 March? [03/19] [x2]

University of Cambridge, St Edmunds College (UK:Eng) - Early Career Research Fellowships 2018 - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Research Fellowship (The Toby Jackman Newton Trust Research Fellowship) in arts, humanities and social science subjects. These will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of this Fellowship is as an initial (normally) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career. The prime duty of a Research Fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year. Salary will be £22,095 (subject to annual increments), which is point 23 on the College Salary spine. Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received. Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules. Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 9 October 2017: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 13 November 2017.

University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships, 2018 - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

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, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD after 1 October 2016. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered. For details please see https://sjcamrf.flexigrant.com

  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 14.00 BST on Monday 2 October 2017.
  • Notification of short-list on 11/4
  • Rejection on 11/5

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies - Deadline: 5 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the rank of Instructor in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies. We seek researchers pursuing innovative work in the fields of literature, religion, performance studies, visual culture, and related fields to apply. The successful candidate, appointed at the rank of Instructor, will teach two undergraduate courses over the course of the academic year and will be expected to participate actively in the graduate workshops, symposia, and other events associated with the Japanese Studies program. A University of Chicago faculty member will serve as a mentor to the Postdoctoral Researcher. Applicants are required to have their Ph.D. in hand by the expected start date of appointment, and to have earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2012. The initial appointment is for two years, and renewal for a third year is possible, contingent upon budgetary approval and satisfactory review of performance. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. The anticipated start date for the appointment is September 1, 2018.
  • Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
  • Applicants must submit:
  • 1) a letter of application,
  • 2) abstract and one chapter of the dissertation (or other suitable writing sample),
  • 3) syllabi of two proposed courses,
  • 4) a current curriculum vitae, and
  • 5) two letters of recommendation.
  • All materials except letters of recommendation must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03666.
  • Letters of recommendation can be sent in any of the following ways:
  • 1) uploading at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website (additional submission information for recommendation letters will be provided during the application process)
  • 2) emailing a signed pdf to ealc@uchicago.edu
  • 3) using Interfolio
  • 4) mailing a signed original letter to EALC, The University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th Street, Wb. 301, Chicago, IL 60637, attn. D. Brennan
  • Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Fellow / Instructor of Theory and Practice of Public Discourse - Deadline: 15 April 2018Edit

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications from scholars of the practices of public discourse, political participation, and systems of communication for a two-year appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on 1 September 2018. The Fellow will teach and research in the nascent Parrhesia Program in Public Speaking, which seeks to cultivate the skills required to “speak truth to power.”

Affiliated with the Writing Program at the University of Chicago, which is housed in the Humanities Collegiate Division, the Program in Public Speaking will train students to articulate their ideas and thoughts, and mobilize expert knowledge in the medium of public speaking. Both practical and academic, the Program in Public Speaking will offer courses at multiple levels of instruction – in the history, theory, and practice of free discourse, as well as in the practices of public speaking and communication within different professional, political and disciplinary communities. It will ask students to test the implications of ideas about speech through their application in the classroom. The program is therefore integrated into the College’s distinctive undergraduate curriculum and reflects the conviction that public speaking can advance probing and challenging critical thought.

Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the PhD or equivalent by 31 August 2018. The successful applicant must demonstrate an active research and teaching program related to the theory and practice of public discourse. Discipline, methodology, and historical period and/or area of specialization are open. We are seeking a scholar and teacher who can bring their research to bear on the goals and concerns that inform the Parrhesia Program in Public Speaking outlined above.

Parrhesia Postdocs are expected to teach three courses per year; to contribute to the intellectual and curricular life of the Program of Public Speaking; and to conduct their own research towards a book or other project.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, selecting requisition #03665. Applicants are requested to upload the following materials: a letter of application describing their research profile and teaching experience and philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; a dissertation abstract (not more than two single-spaced pages); a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course on the history and theory of rhetoric. Names and contact information of three recommenders may be requested later.

  • Application deadline is April 15, 2018. Only completed applications will be considered. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

University of Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Fellow / Instructor of History and Theory of Rhetoric - Deadline: 15 April 2018Edit

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications from scholars of the history and theory of rhetoric for a two-year appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on 1 September 2018. The Fellow will teach and research in the nascent Parrhesia Program in Public Speaking, which seeks to cultivate the skills required to “speak truth to power.”

Affiliated with the Writing Program at the University of Chicago, which is housed in the Humanities Collegiate Division, the Program in Public Speaking will train students to articulate their ideas and thoughts, and mobilize expert knowledge in the medium of public speaking. Both practical and academic, the Program in Public Speaking will offer courses at multiple levels of instruction – in the history, theory, and practice of free discourse, as well as in the practices of public speaking and communication within different professional, political and disciplinary communities. It will ask students to test the implications of ideas about speech through their application in the classroom. The program is therefore integrated into the College’s distinctive undergraduate curriculum and reflects the conviction that public speaking can advance probing and challenging critical thought.

Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the PhD or equivalent by 31 August 2018. The successful applicant must demonstrate an active research and teaching program in the history and theory of rhetorical practice and thought. Historical period and/or area of specialization are open. We are seeking a scholar and teacher who can bring their research on rhetoric as a historical theory and technique of oral communication to bear on the goals and concerns that inform the Parrhesia Program in Public Speaking outlined above.

Parrhesia Postdocs are expected to teach three courses per year; to contribute to the intellectual and curricular life of the Program of Public Speaking; and to conduct their own research towards a book or other project.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, selecting requisition #03664. Applicants are requested to upload the following materials: a letter of application describing their research profile and teaching experience and philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; a dissertation abstract (not more than two single-spaced pages); a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course on the history and theory of rhetoric; and names and contact information of three recommenders.

  • Application deadline is April 15, 2018. Only completed applications will be considered. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows - Harper-Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 13 Oct. 2017 - OFFERS MADE [HUM & SOC]Edit

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.

Core courses in the Humanities typically deal with fundamental issues and texts in history, philosophy, and literature. Currently, the Core is organized into seven year-long sequences: Readings in World Literature; Human Being and Citizen; 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, 2018. 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 2018-19 will be $69,500. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2018.

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, 2017.

  • On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 13, 2017. Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 27, 2017. This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.
  • [Dec 11] Anyone hear anything?
  • Just FYI, last year, in the Social Sciences track, we heard from them at the beginning of March, so don't be too impatient on that one!
  • Request for additional materials (12/17) (x5).
  • What track?
  • Liberal arts
  • Obviously. The question is, did you apply through the social sciences or humanities track? (12/18)
  • Oops, I wasn't thinking. Humanities.
  • I'm having a difficult time figuring out from past years if these request for materials (Hum) are rolling or not. Does anyone know?
  • (01/11/18): Invitation for on-campus interview (Humanities). X3
  • Does anyone know how many people get campus interviews? The interview agenda seems really light compared to a typical visit, so I'm wondering what they are really looking for at this point (other than to find out if you're personable and confident)
  • Does anyone know if offers have already gone out for HUM (3/13)?
  • I just called and they said that offers hadn't been finalized yet - not sure if that means some have already been made. (3/26)
  • Unofficial humanities offer from search chair received (3/28)
  • You called and they told you or they contacted you?
  • ^ The search chair emailed me. I got the official letter the following day.
  • Anyone gotten their rejection letter yet? -- No, I have not received one yet. Will they even bother to send those out (I heard that some people only received radio silence after a campus visit in previous years)?
  • any news? I was lead to think that there would be more than one HUM positions open but perhaps they changed their minds?
  • Request for additional materials SOC (1/18).
  • No news about the on-campus interviews for SOC? [2/8]
  • Any news about this? [2/13]
  • No news on my end. Requested more materials last month for Humanities. I suppose this means rejection? [2/13]
  • One of my friends got this last year and it was late March for Social Sciences. He didn't get any request for more mateirals prior to them offering it to him. I'm still hoping. [2/14]
  • How annoying is it that they say they will invite people for campus visits at the beginning of February and they don't? Sorry for the rant but I really don't understand why people don't stick to the deadlines they provide :-/
  • I sent them an email two days ago checking on my status. Update: They replied to my email on Friday 2/16. They said the decisions about campus interviews should be completed, and that we would hear about it next week. 
  • Invitation for on-campus interview SOC (2/19).
  • Invitation for on campus interview SOC PIR (2/20)
  • Can you please clarify which sequence? No news on my end re: SOC today and I'm not sure if they're rolling out with interview invites all week or if I should take that as a sign that I didn't get it. 
  • I applied to Power but I know someone in Self who also received an invitation, however his came two days ago and mine today. Given the fact it is a long weekend, etc. I wouldn't be surprised they haven't sent all the requests yet! --> Thanks for the update!! Holding out hope. --> Yes thank you and congratulations! May I ask if the invitation came by email? --> Thank you! The invitation did come via email. --> Didn't hear anything positive or negative again today - assuming this means rejection at this point but still holding out hope (2/20). --> Honestly, you should call her, she's very nice [I called last year when I was in your shoes!] and she will tell you if they have sent everything or not. I think the job market is painful enough to allow oneself to just call to get out of a super painful wait! 
  • Has anyone received an outright rejection yet in the last two weeks? I am still waiting a response. They requested more materials back in January and I haven't heard a word. This is annoying, especially since I would like to try making plans for the next academic year. --> I cannot confirm 100% but I have been told that those who haven't heard anything (i.e. have not been invited for interviews) are no longer being considered. Don't expect to hear anything though from them formally until May.
  • I think on-campus interviews are happening right now.  
  • On-campus interviews are indeed happening right now, they contacted all the interviewed people and I was also told they don't send rejections before the end of the whole process :-/
  • Did anybody ask them about their timeline post-interview?
  • Offer made SOC - PIR [3/14]
  • Do they send out initial offers all at once? --> I have no idea. I would think they probably notified all the recipients of a PIR offer but Self and Classics could come later.
  • Yeah, it's confusing. I just spoke with the program coordinator. She was very nice. She said they are taking their time because of spring break, and that offers might come out next week at the earliest. 
  • Received rejection letter after going to campus interview (3/30). Said made initial offers to other candidates.
  • Does anyone know how many people they accepted in SOC this year?

University of Chicago (IL) - Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge - 2018-20 Postdoctoral Researchers - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on July 1, 2018. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars from across the university to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, to explore how this history shapes our modern world.

Applicants must demonstrate current research interests that straddle multiple departments and disciplines to investigate the influences beneath what is accepted as true at a given time and place. In particular, we seek applicants working on the formation of medical, economic, or legal knowledge, the sociology of scientific knowledge, or indigenous knowledge practices. We are also interested in candidates studying public knowledge, the "post-truth era," misinformation, and propaganda within the US context. We will evaluate applicants on the quality and quantity of publications, recommendations, and undergraduate teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work beyond disciplinary constraints.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand before the start of the appointment. Postdocs will conduct individual research and collaborate with graduate students and faculty in investigating approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of the Institute's research agenda. The position is non-renewable and brings with it two years of salary at $62,000 per year, benefits, office space, pedagogical training, reimbursement of up to $2,500 for moving expenses, and a research allowance of $2,500 per year.

SIFK Postdocs are expected to: conduct their own research towards a book or other project; teach three 10-week courses per year (UChicago is on the quarter system) designed to appeal to a wide group of students; depending on teaching needs these courses may be graduate, undergraduate, team-taught, or in the Core; hone and document their teaching skills through engagement with the Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT); participate in the year-long SIFK workshop series on Comparing Practices of Knowledge (meeting 3-4X per quarter) and present their work in one of the workshop sessions; submit an article based on research conducted at SIFK to Know: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge.

SIFK will arrange for a faculty mentor and opportunities to forge personal and academic relationships across the university. Successful candidates will be appointed in SIFK and the College, in addition to being affiliated with a relevant academic department(s). An office space will be provided and there is an expectation that it will be actively utilized and postdocs will participate in the postdoc community and the life of the Institute, such as its conferences, discussions, workshops, dinners, social hours, and other activities.

Please submit the following application materials online at http://tinyurl.com/yd9c697n for posting number 03543: (1) a one-page cover letter explaining how your research transcends individual disciplines and listing three examples of undergraduate courses that you would be most interested to teach, (2) an up-to-date c.v., and (3) a writing sample consisting of a chapter, essay, or article. And please arrange to have three letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to the quality of undergraduate teaching, sent directly to sifk-apps@uchicago.edu . Any questions may be addressed to sifk-apps@uchicago.edu

  • All recommendation letters and application materials must be submitted by midnight on Monday, December 4, 2017. Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed via Skype, and candidates can expect to receive notice of the final decision in February 2018.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this?
  • No... the deadline was 5 days ago! (12/9)
  • 1/3: short-list of candidates invited to interview
  • Rejection email received (1/9) x2
  • Rejection email for interview stage received (2/5)

University of Cincinnati (OH) - Andrew W. Mellon Digital Scholarship Library Fellow - Deadline: 26 Feb. 2018Edit

The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applicants to apply for our Digital Scholarship Library Fellow. Successful candidates should have digital scholarship skills built on their training in librarianship, digital humanities, or informatics, and will contribute to the development and deepening of transdisciplinary digital scholarship work across the university.

This position is one of four strategic positions we are recruiting for as a part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Catalyst Trandisciplinary Research grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati. This grant is in support of the Digital Scholarship Center’s research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines. We have positioned our Digital Scholarship Center as a catalyst - an intellectual partner making new forms of digital research possible by lowering the technical barrier to entry for faculty to investigate their research questions, and by creating transdisciplinary teams to work in partnership through the research lifecycle.

The Digital Scholarship Library Fellow will work within our transdisciplinary research teams composed of faculty from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. This position will actively support research projects and assist faculty and graduate students in the use of digital methods, including but not limited to: data visualization, text mining, text encoding (TEI), geographic information systems (GIS) and Omeka.  The Fellow will directly contribute to the development of our cloud-based Catalyst machine learning and data visualization platform and will also provide coordination and project management for large research projects at the Center. 

The Fellow will contribute to digital humanities and digital scholarship at the University of Cincinnati through teaching, research assistance, digital curation or related activities. This is a thirty month appointment, with a comprehensive benefits package. 

Please apply at: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Digital-Scholarship-Library-Fellow-OH-45201/457169200/

  • Deadline: application review begins on February 26, 2018, and will continue until position filled.

Unversity College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 - Deadline: 26 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a 36-month post–doctorate research position as part of a European Research Council funded project – The Fall (The Fall of 1200BC: The role of migration and conflict in social crises at end of the Bronze Age in South-eastern Europe).
  • The position is available from September 2018 in the area of human osteology and mortuary archaeology. Candidates are expected to have a Master’s qualification and a Ph.D. in the field of ancient human osteology/physical anthropology. They should ideally have expertise in Aegean and/or Balkan prehistoric archaeology.
  • This researcher will conduct archival research and primary documentation of human remains primarily from Greece and FYRO Macedonia. They shall work closely with the PI and project collaborators to identify suitable bodies of material and to extend our collaborative network as appropriate. They will also be expected to complete all appropriate applications and paperwork to facilitate the study of material identified for further research. Working with The Fall’s core team and consulting specialists, they will also be responsible for sampling human remains (and faunal remains where appropriate) for ancient DNA and stable isotope analysis, pending the appropriate permissions.
  • The successful applicant will be working directly with The Fall’s principal investigator, Assoc. Prof. Barry Molloy, a second physical anthropologist (working on Central and Western Balkan assemblages), a post-doctoral fellow specialised in ancient DNA and/or stable isotope analysis, and a team of international collaborators. Visits to European museums, higher education institutes, and research organisations is a requirement for this position, and may include extended durations for primary research activities amounting to several months per calendar year.
  • Salary: PD1: €36,854 - €41,413 per annum. PD2: €41,413 per annum.
  • This position may be appointed at either UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 depending on the relevant qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
  • Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies.
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

University College London (UK:Eng) - FATIGUE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers THREE POSTS - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be MCT grade - European Training Network, inclusive of London Allowance.
  • The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies is seeking to appoint three high-calibre Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to join the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on 'Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism' (FATIGUE).
  • You will be expected to:
  • Undertake postgraduate research in support of the agreed doctoral research project.
  • To work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of FATIGUE.
  • Present and publish research to both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Attend and participate in academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
  • Attend and participate in all training events and supervisory meetings.
  • To be seconded to other network partners as necessary to fulfil the grant obligations.
  • Prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required.
  • Contribution to the delivery and management of the wider Programme, including attending and participating in programme committee meetings.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as directed by the Programme Director.
  • Follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.
  • There are three Posts of which all will be enrolled on the PhD programme at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. Please select from the Job specification which job you wish to apply for ie Role A, Role B or Role C.
  • Role A - Early Stage Research 1 : will write their thesis on a topic related to Illiberal trends in political parties and comparative democratic development in Central Europe.
  • Role B - Early State Researcher 7: will write their thesis on a topic related to the determinants of economic populism in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Role C - Early Stage Researcher 11 : will write their thesis on a topic related to cultures of reaction: anti-migrant feeling.
  • All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:
  • a) Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  • b) At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • UCL vacancy reference: 1705331
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
  • For queries relating to the post, please contact Dr Richard Mole - r.mole@ucl.ac.uk For queries relating to the application process, please contact Esther Williams - esther.williams@ucl.ac.uk
  • Closing Date: 28 February 2018
  • Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.
  • Interview Date: TBC

University College London (UK:Eng) - Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellowships (4 posts) - Deadline: 8 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
  • The IAS is seeking to appoint four Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) starting on 1 October 2018 on appointments of 24 months each. Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in one of the subject areas of either the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, and should be able to contribute to one of the following research themes: Laughter or Turbulence. During Year 1, the JRF will be responsible for pursuing their own research and contributing to the culture of the IAS. In particular, they will convene a series of high profile academic and public engagement events in relation to their chosen theme.
  • During Year 2, the JRF will continue pursuing their own research whilst undertaking undergraduate teaching in a related discipline. In addition, they will be required to co-edit an appropriate special issue, anthology or online platform related to the programme of events convened in Year 1.
  • Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent with expert knowledge within their chosen area of research and the ability to contribute to one of the aforementioned research themes, which should be reflected in the authorship of one or more high quality publications. They will be required to conduct their own research but also facilitate wider disciplinary research on the theme, and be able to demonstrate how their research fits into a broader understanding of the theme. Candidates should also have the ability to give public presentations, work collaboratively and have previous experience of active involvement in research at a university level.
  • UCL vacancy reference: 1714955
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button
  • Please complete only the essential fields of the online application form and upload the following as PDF files:
  • 1. A CV of no more than two pages, including the contact details of two referees.
  • 2. A research proposal of no more than 500 words outlining the project, its relationship to the recently completed PhD and the envisaged outcomes (conceivably a couple of articles OR a significant and well-grounded research application in a new area of research, OR a book of the thesis OR other relevant outcome such as an edited volume).
  • 3. A 250-word statement on how the candidate’s research relates to the chosen theme.
  • 4. A 250-word proposal for activities based in the Institute of Advanced Studies that the JRF will generate: ideas for a series of seminars/workshops; an idea for one conference/event; one public engagement activity that will attract new publics/audiences.
  • Sections 2, 3 and 4 should be submitted as one document, with clearly labelled sub-headings. The theme and the chosen UCL department must be clearly stipulated at the top of the document. If you fail to do this, your application will not be considered. Applications will be assessed on the quality of the research proposal, relevance to the chosen theme AND the nature of the research-based activities proposed.

University College London (UK:Eng) Research Associate: Women in the Miners' Strike - SHORT Deadline: 19 Jan. 2018Edit

  • Research Associate Women in the miners' strike, 1984-5: Charting changing gender roles in working-class communities in post-1945 Britain is an AHRC-funded research project which will run from 15 January 2018-14 January 2020. The project’s overall objective is to co-produce, with women from coalfield communities, a comprehensive study of women’s activism during the miners’ strike of 1984-5, and a new history of continuity and change in working-class women’s lives from 1945 onwards.
  • The Research Associate will work with the PI and Co-I to develop networks of interviewees in 5 coalfields in Britain (in Kent, Yorkshire, South Wales, Nottinghamshire and Scotland), undertake oral history interviews, and complete interview summaries. The aim is that they will write an article for a peer-reviewed journal, drawing on their own historical interests, based on the oral history research.
  • The Research Associate will be based in London at UCL, but must be prepared to travel widely across the UK.
  • This post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.
  • Start date: 01 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Applicants must have a completed PhD (written in English) in history (or a related field such as sociology or gender studies). The successful candidate will have experience of interviewing on an oral history project; knowledge of, and interest in, the history of Britain in the postwar period; knowledge of and interest in the history of gender in Britain.
  • The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.
  • UCL vacancy reference: 1704283
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
  • If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Claire Morley (claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk).

University of Derby (UK:Eng) - Researcher (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in History) - Deadline: 25 Mar. 2018Edit

  • This fixed-term three year position is being offered as part of our commitment to enhance the research profile of research in the Humanities and the work of the Identity, Culture and Representation Research Cluster, and the post holder will be required to help sustain the momentum gained from our 2014 REF submission. The position offers the opportunity to work closely with the Research Lead in Humanities and the ICR Cluster within a thriving research environment. We are seeking to appoint an individual who can make a significant contribution to research in the areas of Enlightenment and/or Eighteenth-Century History. This could include social and cultural history, urban or regional history, industrialisation, country houses, landscape and environmental history, gender or the history of science.
  • The primary purpose of the role is to undertake individual and collaborative research activity resulting in high-quality publications and to identify and help develop research funding opportunities.
  • Having gained proven experience in research and being a specialist in History or a related subject area and working with the Research Lead in Humanities, you will take appropriate initiatives towards setting up new research projects, contributing ideas and developing research methodologies and techniques. Furthermore, you will regularly publish high quality papers and book chapters in academic outlets and present research findings at conferences whilst contributing as necessary to teaching. This will involve supporting the History team’s vision of underpinning students’ engagement with source materials with a strong critical understanding of historiography at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. There will also be opportunities to supervise postgraduate students and other research projects.
  • For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Professor Paul Elliott, Research Lead for Humanities – p.elliott@derby.ac.uk
  • Application procedure: For more information and to apply on-line, please click here

University of Denver (USA:CO) - Center on American Politics, Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Center on American Politics is a new initiative at the University that focuses broadly on issues related to modern American political concerns, including representation, democratic engagement, electoral behavior, and the health of governing institutions. The position is open to a broad range of research specialties involving the study of American politics.

Position Summary: The Center on American Politics at the University of Denver invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellow position. The appointment will be for two years beginning September 1, 2018. The post-doctoral fellow will receive a competitive annual stipend and have access to a $10,000 annual research account. The fellow will be expected to participate in several Center events and to give a presentation to faculty and students about the fellow’s research efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct scholarly research on phenomena associated with American politics with an eye toward producing manuscripts publishable in peer reviewed journals or academic presses.
  • Interact with other University faculty in areas related to their research.
  • Present research at talks and lunches, and attend presentations of other scholars in their research area.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD or Ph.D. with research focus related to American politics.

Application Deadline

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Seth Masket at Seth.Masket@du.edu.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of interest describing research agenda
  3. Samples of written work (e.g., two chapters from dissertation or book, and/or two articles).
  4. Inclusive excellence statement (The separate inclusive excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence and involves effective interaction with members of historically underrepresented communities. See http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html for more details.).
  5. At least three letters of recommendation, which can be emailed to americanpolitics@du.edu.

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • Priority will be given to applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 1, 2017, but will consider applications until the position is filled.

University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Arts and Humanities / British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017Edit

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA invites potential applicants wishing to hold a Fellowship at UEA from autumn 2018 for three years to submit an outline application to the Faculty by 5pm on 1 August 2017. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching. Each year the Faculty supports a limited number of applications for projects in: the School of Art, Media, and American Studies; the School of History; the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing; and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. UEA is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of these fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of their host School. For more information about the research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/home Full instructions for guidance on how to submit an application can be found at: https://www.uea.ac.uk/faculty-of-arts-and-humanities/faculty-research-awards-and-fellowships

  • Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017.
  • Question: Aren't these fellowships only for graduates of UK institutions?

University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships - Deadline: 8 Jan. 2018Edit

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for Early Career Fellowships to be held at UEA, to start between 1 September 2018 and 1 May 2019. Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Each year the Faculty supports a limited number of applications for projects in: the School of Art, Media, and American Studies; the School of History; the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing; and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. UEA is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of these fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of their host School. For more information see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/home/research/fellowships Further information about Fellowships at UEA, including details on our current Fellows, can be found at: http://www.uea.ac.uk/research/fellowships A candidate may submit only one application per year. Previously unsuccessful applicants may reapply.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017Edit

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures within the University of Edinburgh is home to both traditional subjects such as English Literature, Celtic and Scottish Studies, and European Languages and Cultures, as well as important emerging fields including Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Asian Studies. We are a vibrant research community which welcomes Postdoctoral Fellows, currently hosting three British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows, two Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellows, and one Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. The Leverhulme Trust offers fixed-term three-year fellowships to outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, whilst developing the Fellow’s CV and improving their prospects of obtaining a permanent lecturing post by the end of the Fellowship. To be eligible, you must have submitted your doctoral thesis for examination or have been awarded your PhD between 1st March 2014 and 1st March 2018, unless you have had a career break. Please check you are eligible before submitting your proposal. https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships/eligibility Proposals should include an outline of the proposed research including methodology and timetable; planned outputs; dissemination plans; a note on fit with research activities within the School; and proposed mentor(s). The proposal should be no more than two pages of A4, using a font of no less than point 11. Your CV should include your publications to date along with your academic history, including the date your PhD was awarded or when you expect to submit your thesis and have it examined. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a full proposal for submission to the Leverhulme Trust with the support and input of the School as host.

Further details are available on the link below. http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/research/postdoctoral-opportunities Please send queries to Janet Black, Research Administrator (llc.research@ed.ac.uk). The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures now invites high quality applicants to submit an outline proposal for the forthcoming round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme.

  • Outline proposals should be submitted, along with a short summary CV, to llc.research@ed.ac.uk by 9am (GMT) on 4th December 2017. Late submissions and those which do not meet the stated criteria below will not be considered.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Assistant - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017Edit

The School or Art, within Edinburgh College of Art, seeks a highly motivated individual who will work with researchers based in Edinburgh University on TRACES, a three-year project funded in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Through an innovative research methodology, TRACES investigates the challenges and opportunities raised when transmitting complex pasts and the role of difficult heritage in contemporary Europe. TRACES involves a multi-disciplinary team that brings together established and emerging scholars, artists, and cultural workers to develop a rigorous, creative and all-round investigation on contentious cultural heritages, and to experiment with innovative research methodologies. In order to achieve these objectives, TRACES has initiated a series of 'Creative Co-Productions' (CCPs) in which artists, researchers, heritage agencies, and stakeholders collaborate on long-term projects researching selected cases of contentious heritage and developing new participatory public interfaces. The successful candidate will be a research assistant in the CCP4 team, ‘Dead Images’ which brings together anthropology, art and osteo-archaeology and focuses on the collection of human skulls in the Vienna Natural History Museum. The research assistant will help drive the educational programme and be confident in designing and delivering educational materials aimed at secondary school age pupils, as well as participating in research events relating to the project. The candidate should have a degree, preferably a Masters degree, in a relevant field such as Anthropology, Ethnography, Archaeology or Art and be able to contribute to research outputs, including participation in workshops and conferences. This is a part time (15 hours per week), fixed term post for 8 months commencing January 2018. For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button

  • Closing date: Friday 10 November 2017 5pm (GMT)

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Byzantine Intellectual and/or Cultural History - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2018Edit

  • We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in the Byzantine intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education or the classical tradition in Byzantium, especially of the middle period (from c.650 to c.1350).
  • The Research Fellow should have a strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies. This post is part of a comparative research project focusing on the Byzantine and medieval Chinese (Tang/Song) empires, ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: Cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideia and Tang/Song xue’ (PAIXUE), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC CoG 726371, 2017–2022) and co-directed by Niels Gaul and Curie Virág. It is therefore essential that the postholder be genuinely interested in engaging with Tang/Song learned culture and practices from a comparative vantage point, and willing to develop the requisite skills and methodologies.
  • Research interests in literary mimesis/intertextuality, questions of rhetorical theory, especially êthos and emotions, and/or experience with manuscript studies, or willingness to engage with these, would be an advantage. The postholder will pursue his/her own research in close cooperation with the project team, and is expected to present the results of his/her work in a scholarly monograph written with a comparative angle and to co-author at least one cross-disciplinary article with a Sinologist team member.
  • The Research Fellow will become a core member of the small PAIXUE project team that will consist of two Byzantinists and two Sinologists (including the project directors). PAIXUE constitutes the first attempt to study classicising learning and its social, political, and intellectual ramifications systematically and in-depth across two medieval imperial systems, the Byzantine and Tang/Song empires. In addition to advancing each discipline in its own right, one major aim is to integrate these two sophisticated but separate fields in order to develop a more inclusive framework on a specific and well-defined aspect of comparative empire studies and to create a methodology and terminology shareable with other disciplines.
  • PAIXUE will host three major international conferences, in which the Research Fellow is invited to play an active role.
  • This is a full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term post from August 2018 until July 2021.
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 14th February 2018

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Research Fellow in Classics (Honour in Classical Greece) - Deadline: 13 Mar. 2018Edit

  • The department of Classics at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint two three-year Research Fellows under the aegis of the ERC-funded research project, Honour in Classical Greece (ERC-2016-AdG-741084). Each Research Fellow will contribute to central and substantial areas of the project’s focus (such as literary sources; Athenian law; Aristotelian ethics and politics), participating in the project’s research and impact/outreach activities and working towards publication of a single-authored monograph on a topic relevant to the project. The posts are available from September 2018.
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, nationality and citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation or transgender status.
  • Our School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and we welcome applications from women and BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • The posts are full time, 35 hours per week, fixed term.
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) 13th March 2018.
  • For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the button

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot), Research Fellow in Middle Period Chinese Intellectual and/or Cultural History - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2018Edit

  • We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education and classicizing learning in the Tang/Song period.
  • The Research Fellow should have strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies. This post is part of a comparative research project focusing on the Byzantine and middle period Chinese (Tang/Song) empires, titled ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: Cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideia and Tang/Song xue’ (PAIXUE), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC CoG 726371, 2017–2022) and co-directed by Niels Gaul and Curie Virág. It is therefore essential that the postholder be genuinely interested in engaging with Byzantine learned culture and practices from a comparative vantage point, and willing to develop the requisite skills and methodologies.
  • Research interests in performance studies, social performances (of learning), and medieval ritualised communication, or willingness to engage with these, would be an advantage.
  • The post holder will pursue his/her own research in close cooperation with the project team, and is expected to present the results of his/her work in a scholarly monograph written with a comparative angle and to co-author at least cross-disciplinary article with a Byzantinist team member.
  • The Research Fellow will become a core member of the small PAIXUE project team that will consist of two Byzantinists and two Sinologists (including the project directors). PAIXUE constitutes the first attempt to study classicising learning and its social, political, and intellectual ramifications systematically and in-depth across two medieval imperial systems, the Byzantine and Tang/Song empires. In addition to advancing each discipline in its own right, one major aim is to integrate these two sophisticated but separate fields in order to develop a more inclusive framework on a specific and well-defined aspect of comparative empire studies and to create a methodology and terminology shareable with other disciplines.
  • PAIXUE will host three major international conferences, in which the Research Fellow is invited to play an active role.
  • This is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term post from August 2018 to July 2021.
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 14th February 2018.

University of Essex (UK:Eng) - Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Deadline: 31 Aug. 2018Edit

NB: start date may be in 2017-18 academic year

The post holder will conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Body, Self and Family: Women’s Psychological, Emotional and Bodily Health in Britain, c. 1960-1990’. This major interdisciplinary project explores women’s experiences at different stages of the life cycle, emphasising the interplay of body, mind and emotion, how women negotiated different sources of expertise and authority, and how new reproductive and contraceptive technologies affected experiences of ‘embodied time’. The post holder will lead a strand of the project on different modes of public communication about women’s health and illness in Britain in the period c.1960-1990. S/he will consult printed sources, including mass-market magazines for adult women, activist publications, lifestyle magazines and newspaper columns, and will undertake archival research on the papers of female journalists. This major project will transform historical understandings of women’s experiences of health, reproduction, and medical technologies, and will generate new approaches to researching female subjectivity and bodily experience.

Qualifications and Skills Required: The successful applicant must have a PhD in History, Sociology, Journalism or a related discipline; a track record of scholarly publications; and experience in researching historical or contemporary experiences of health and illness or gender. Ideally s/he will also have experience of working as part of a research team; a track record of public engagement activities; and experience of event organisation. Please see the advert on the University of Essex website for details of information to be submitted with your research statement. Please contact Dr Tracey Loughran (t.loughran@essex.ac.uk) if you require further information on how to construct these statements. At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place. Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

  • Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874693 / 873521.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies - Deadline 29 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Through the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies. This full-time, fixed-term post is available from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2021. The successful applicant will carry out and publish research, give papers, organise an international conference and do a limited amount of teaching.
  • The research to be carried out can be on any aspect of ancient Greek culture (e.g. art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, scholarship, social/political practice) that falls within either the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society or the Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond. Research synergies with other members of the Department are also desirable.
  • About you: The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to carry out and publish research in Hellenic Studies, and to support and contribute to seminars and conferences at the same level. They will demonstrate the potential to teach effectively in their area of expertise.
  • What we can offer you: You will also have access to a research allowance of £6,000 across the duration of the post, as well as £7,000 for the running of the conference; Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research; Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly; An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development; Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career; A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
  • Salary will be £30,688 per annum.
  • For further information, please contact Dr Richard Flower on e-mail R.Flower@exeter.ac.uk or phone 01392 724201.
  • Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 28th May 2018.
  • Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P61993 in any correspondence.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2018Edit

  • We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the project ‘1989 after 1989. Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective’ (http://1989after1989.exeter.ac.uk/). This full-time Leverhulme Trust-funded post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for 12 months. The research will address the fall of state socialism in Eastern Europe in global perspective, focussing on political, economic and cultural themes.
  • Please note we also have 2 other similar fixed term posts which you may also wish to apply for. Please visit our website for further information.
  • The successful applicant will have the skills to carry out research at historical archives; be able to carry out historical analysis on archival material (with guidance); possess a reading capacity in one or more languages of the region, to a high academic standard; be able to report effectively on research progress and outcomes; be able to write academic texts; and to communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically in academic English.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. They will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of research methods and techniques needed to work within these research projects. Experience of work in related research fields would be beneficial.
  • Interviews are expected to take place in late January 2018.
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
  • The starting salary will be from £28,936 per annum pro rata within the Grade E band (£26,495 - £33,518) depending on qualifications and experience.
  • For further information please contact Natalie Taylor, Leverhulme Trust 1989 after 1989 Project Co-ordinator (works Monday-Wednesday), telephone 01392-726410 & email N.H.Taylor@exeter.ac.uk or Catherine Devenish, AHRC Socialism Goes Global Project Co-ordinator, telephone 01392-726419 & email C.Devenish@exeter.ac.uk (works Thursday and Friday); or Professor James Mark, telephone 01392-724295 & email J.A.Mark@exeter.ac.uk
  • Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to http://www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P60347 in any correspondence

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 5 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the AHRC Afterlives of Empire project, exploring how an international humanitarian system (defined broadly to include emergency relief, development aid, and Human Rights) came into being at the intersection of decolonisation, the Cold War and new and accelerating forms of globalisation. The chronology of the project starts in 1945 and ends in the 1980s. This full-time AHRC funded post is available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2018 for 20 months.
  • The post holder will assist Professor Andrew Thompson in the research for major writing projects, taking responsibility for the completion of remaining archival work in the UK and overseas, including for example the British Council of Churches, the UN archives, personal papers, and UK government records. Duties include writing, presenting, and communicating research to a wide variety of academic audiences. It is an excellent opportunity for a researcher with an interest in the history of humanitarianism, aid, and development to perform in-depth research and synthesizing activities, to learn about the running of a major research programme, to collaborate with academic and professional partners, and to develop research materials for presentation to diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in the history of humanitarianism, development, and aid agencies and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to respond to the direct needs of the project via independent research and synthesis of materials to contribute to the publications.
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
  • For further information please contact Professor Andrew Thompson on telephone (01392) 725073 or e-mail a.s.thompson@exeter.ac.uk
  • Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P61851 in any correspondence.

University of Hong Kong (CHINA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2018 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to commence on August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty. Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017, and not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered. A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty at sofhku@hku.hk. Applications must include three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Society by referees. Dossiers are accepted. Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from http://arts.hku.hk/sofhku/.

  • Closes January 7, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2018.
  • offer received by email March 12

University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800) - SHORT deadline: 18 Aug. 2017Edit

Fixed Term 2 Years. The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the project of Women, Property and Place in the World, 1500-1800. This is a fixed term post for two years. The central aim of the project is to investigate the institutional and structural underpinnings of social and gender inequalities in the English past. The post involves joint research and publication on land records and family papers (correspondence, diaries, wills, accounts, maps/surveys, enclosure records and estate papers); early-modern printed political and religious pamphlets; court, finance and litigation records. Additionally, the post will involve management of the existing website and Twitter account and mentoring doctoral students in the research cluster. The successful candidate will join an existing and vibrant team of academic, early-career and postgraduate researchers working in the Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900 interdisciplinary Research Cluster at the University of Hull. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a cognate area of research, to include social and economic history, cultural history, historical geography, early-modern political thought and/or literature. It is desirebale that candidates will have experience working on early-modern English archival and/or printed texts. To find out more about the Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900 Research Cluster, its workshops, conferences and blog, see: [1]. To discuss this role informally, please contact the Principle Investigators: Dr Amanda Capern [a.l.capern@hull.ac.uk] or Briony McDonagh,[b.mcdonagh@hull.ac.uk]. Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description.

  • Deadline: 18 Aug. 2017.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities, 2018-2020 - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2017 - AWARDS MADEEdit

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments commencing Fall 2018. Environmental Humanities pulls the energy of several discipline-centric humanistic and related movements – environmental philosophy, environmental history, ecocriticism, cultural geography, anthropology, and others – into one common conversation about the relationship between humans and non-human nature, past and present. Intensely interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, practitioners of the environmental humanities are united by their desire to understand the human place in nature, as well as to examine critically the way people make meaning of it.

The IPRH–Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in Environmental Humanities will spend their two-year terms in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Mellon Environmental Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Professor Robert Morrissey. The Fellows will pursue an individual research project in an area of the environmental humanities; participate in a seminar and programs focused on the methods and challenges of interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities; work together on a collaborative, public-facing project in the field; and work with the research group to develop the outline for an Environmental Humanities curriculum. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term.

This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Environmental Humanities. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose scholarship explores themes of climate or climate change, indigenous studies, place and space, resilience, or technology.

Eligibility: Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2015 and no later than July 31, 2018. Only untenured scholars who have not held the title of “assistant professor” are eligible (visiting, non-tenure-line assistant professors are eligible); lecturers with indefinite appointments that renew (rather than terminate after a fixed term) are ineligible. PhDs are the only terminal degree accepted. Please note that these are external fellowships; current full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,as well as scholars who received their doctorates from the Urbana campus, are not eligible for these awards. Scholars who cannot legitimately anticipate the conferral of their degrees by July 31, 2018, should not apply.

Terms: The appointment will begin on August 16, 2018, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date for employment processing and orientation. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will be required to live within 20 miles of Champaign-Urbana during the academic years of the appointment.

The fellowship carries a $56,650 annual stipend, a $5,000 research account, a modest moving allowance, and a comprehensive benefits package. (Foreign nationals’ benefits eligibility is contingent upon meeting a “Substantial Presence Test,” as determined by IRS rules at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Substantial-Presence-Test.)

Application Guidelines: Applications must be submitted online at https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1153. Applicants will be asked to create a password-protected account, to which they can return multiple times. The application system opens September 1, 2017 (and will not be accessible before then). No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.

  • See full list of required application materials HERE.

The application portal closes at midnight U.S. Central Time on October 30, 2017. All materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted by that time. As IPRH staff will not be available for any troubleshooting assistance after 5:00 p.m., applicants are strongly urged to submit their applications well prior to the close of business on October 30 (by 4:30 p.m. Central Time). Please be certain that you clicked through to reach the final section of the application system and clicked “submit” to actively complete and submit your application (simply uploading all your documents will not suffice to submit your application).

  • Anyone have insight into when decisions will be made? Feb? March?
  • [Dec 15] Two awardees and an alternate have been selected, with selectees having until February to accept or decline award.
  • Rejection email 12/21

University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History - SHORT Deadline: 30 Mar. 2018Edit

  • The Pearsall Fellowship is a one-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day.
  • Area of research: Naval and Maritime History in any period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West until the 21st century.
  • Eligibility requirements: Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country.
  • Applicants must already have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination, or be prepared to do so by 1 October of the academic year in which the award is to be held. Applicants who already hold doctorates must have been awarded them in the five years prior to October 2018.
  • This Fellowship is intended as a first academic post for recent doctoral graduates. Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research Fellowship will not be eligible.
  • The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.

University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Economic History Society Fellowships (multiple positions) - Deadline: 6 Apr. 2018Edit

  • The Economic History Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Historical Research, offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in economic and/or social history, tenable at the Institute.The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree in economic and/or social history, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is the intention of the Economic History Society to promote work of a kind that might be published in the leading refereed academic journals in economic/social history. Fellows will be expected to pursue research in economic and/or social history at an advanced level with a view to publication.
  • Area of research: Economic or social history
  • Eligibility requirements: The Fellowships are open to candidates who are British citizens and/or holders of a degree from a British university. They must be affiliated to a British university for the period of their Fellowship.
  • Fellows will not be required to be resident in London but should participate in the activities of the Institute by attendance at - and the presentation of a paper to - an appropriate seminar series and by networking with fellow scholars.
  • These awards cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, but, at the discretion of the Director of the Institute, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours per week.

University of London, Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Jewish History Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 6 May 2018Edit

  • Thanks to generous benefactions from the Polonsky Foundation, the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, and from the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, the IHR is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow in Jewish History in England in any period. The successful applicant will join a thriving programme for post-doctoral historians in the IHR. The Institute is home to between 15 and 20 stipendiary doctoral and post-doctoral fellows at any one time. He or she will have access to all the facilities of the Institute. It is expected that the IHR Junior Research Fellow in Jewish History will organise at least one major academic conference during their tenure.
  • Area of research: Jewish History in England
  • Eligibility requirements: Applications from specialists in the medieval, early modern or modern history of Jewish people or communities in England are welcome. Candidates should have a doctorate or should have completed their doctoral thesis by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be commenced. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country. Those who have previously held a full-time university lectureship of 24 months or more, will be ineligible. The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, nor can it be used to fund a sabbatical leave for the holder of a permanent academic position.

University of London, School of Advanced Study (UK:Eng) - Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History - Deadline: 24 Nov. 2017Edit

The Warburg Institute is renowned across the world for the interdisciplinary study of cultural and intellectual history, particularly the role of images in culture. It is dedicated to research on the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of texts, ideas and images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts. Its work is historical, philological and anthropological. The Institute houses a research Library of international importance, a photographic collection organised according to a unique iconographic classification system, and the archive of Aby Warburg, which also holds the papers of other major thinkers of the 20th century who were connected to the Institute. Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Institute is a stone’s throw from the British Library, the British Museum, the Wellcome Institute and the National Gallery, providing students with access to a wealth of academic and cultural resources. The Institute is offering a number of Frances A. Yates Fellowships of nine months for the academic year 2018-19. Typically the Fellowships will be awarded from 1 October 2018 to 30 June 2019. 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 Yates herself made such distinguished contributions. Eligibility: The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral applicants who have recently completed their doctorate. Full eligibility criteria are detailed via the link given below. Value of Long-term Fellowship: The starting salary of the Fellowship is expected to be £30,512 pro rata for nine months including London Allowance (value as at 1.8.2017 – small increase due in August 2018).

University of London (UK:Eng), Warburg Institute - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice - Deadline: 22 May 2018Edit

  • The Warburg Institute is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow associated with its newly established Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice. This is a two-year position, with an emphasis both on developing the candidate’s own research and on collaborating on interdisciplinary projects under way at the Warburg Institute.
  • The candidate will have completed their PhD by September 30, 2018, and will be establishing a compelling research orientation in one or more of the fields of the History of Science, History of Art, and Cultural or Social Anthropology. In keeping with the forward-looking approach of the current Warburg Institute, the candidate’s work should explore connections among the history of science, the history of art and images, and historical or present cultural practices. S/he will work closely with the new Chair, Professor John Tresch, and will support the Institute’s ambitions to restore, develop and elaborate the theoretical, cultural historical and anthropological implications of the work of Aby Warburg.
  • This is fixed term post for 2 years.
  • For a full Person Specification please refer to the Recruitment Pack available on the University of London website.
  • To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter (by clicking here) before the closing date at midnight on 22 May 2018
  • Interviews will be held on 11 June 2018.

University of London (UK:Eng), Warburg Institute, Warburg Haus, Humboldt University - TWELVE research posts - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Interviews will be held in June in London and Berlin
  • Salaries: Salaries are calculated based on the German government research scale and determined by skills and experience.
  • The Role: The appointees in London, Berlin and Hamburg will work in close exchange with their colleagues within the research group. The appointees will seek to operate at an international level and publish research in respected journals.
  • The appointees will conduct independent research, while contributing to the collective work and larger projects. We are particularly interested in applicants with a high level of research skills in art history, transfer phenomena between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, in anthropology, the history of science and comparative literature. Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the languages relevant to their field of study and a good speaking and reading knowledge of English and a second language, preferably German.
  • For full details regarding the specific positions and the application, please visit our page at www.bilderfahrzeuge.org

University of Maine at Farmington (USA:ME) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Public Humanities - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2017 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Maine at Farmington is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with a possibility of a two-year extension. This position will include a half-time teaching load (two-one) in digital and public humanities and the Fellow’s area of expertise, and assistant-directorship of the New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation (more information at http://newcommons.umf.maine.edu/). This is an academic year position with some additional summer responsibilities. The Fellow will work with students to create an Online Commons, a digital portal to the works featured by the project, and will have significant project-management responsibilities, including event coordination and management of a DH lab space. The Fellow will also work with faculty to integrate DH into traditional humanities classes. Required: PhD in English or related discipline (degree in hand preferred; ABD considered); college teaching experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; active research agenda; a strong background in digital humanities and digital humanities pedagogy; interest and experience in the public humanities. Start date July 1, 2018. Electronic applications only.

Inquiries to Kristen Case, Chair, Search Committee: kristen.case@maine.edu; (207) 778-7239. Founded in 1864, UMF is an undergraduate public liberal arts college with an enrollment cap of 2000 students. It has consistently been rated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, please visit http://www.umf.maine.edu. AA/EEO employer.

  • Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45667
  • Submit letter of interest, vita, evidence of excellence in college teaching, and three letters of recommendation by November 3.
  • [INTERVIEW STAGE posted in header ~ 11/17]
  • Any movement here? 
  • Skype interviews conducted on 12/7 and 12/12. Was told that callbacks for campus interviews would occur last week or beginning of this week (12/18). Haven’t heard since.
  • Same, and me neither. (12/21).
  • Received notice via physical mail that the position has been filled (3/26)

University of Maryland (MD) - President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The University of Maryland is committed to, and engaged in, building a diverse and inclusive faculty and community. We have joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California in 2016 to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Maryland in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Maryland. The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and teaching the critical perspective that comes from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. The program, in particular, encourages applicants who would increase representation in campus units where women and minorities are underrepresented.

  • The deadline for submitting an application to the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Apply at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu/
  • received rejection 2/20

University of Michigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018Edit

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship. The two-year fellowship supports research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracies emerge and autocracies endure.

Up to three awards are available in 2018-2020. 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.

Fellowships carry an annual salary of $50,000 plus $2,000 per year in research funds, and fellows will be eligible for U-M health, dental, and life insurance options (beginning September 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020). Fellows have full access to U-M library resources.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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, 2016.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/43840

  • Fellowship applications must be received by January 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EST. Applicants will be notified in March 2018. Fellowship period is from September 2018 – May 2020.


- 3/22 - Has anyone heard anything about this? It seems they're sending out notifications later than usual this year. 

  • Rejection email received (3/21)
  • Nothing here yet (22 March)

University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2018-2020 - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) invites applications for the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. LSA offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts at a premier research institution, and is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment. The purpose of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to support exceptional scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at U-M.

The College seeks extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

U-M will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as postdoctoral fellows for a two-year term beginning August 1, 2018*. LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course a year in the host department. The remainder of the fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in departmental seminars and related activities. LSA’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), will also organize and offer a number of activities designed to support Collegiate Fellows’ scholarship and professional career development, while building a community of scholars with commitments to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2018, and no earlier than January 1, 2015, are eligible to apply. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M are not eligible.

Candidates whose work is represented within the following LSA academic departments or units are invited to apply: Afroamerican & African Studies (DAAS); Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB); Organizational Studies; American Culture; Economics; Philosophy; Anthropology; English Language & Literature; Physics; Asian Languages & Cultures; Germanic Languages & Literatures; Political Science; Astronomy; History; Psychology; Biophysics; History of Art; Romance Languages & Literatures; Chemistry; Judaic Studies; Screen Arts & Cultures; Classical Studies; Life Sciences Institute (LSI); Slavic Languages & Literatures; Communication Studies; Linguistics; Sociology; Comparative Literature; Mathematics; Statistics; Complex Systems; Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB); Women’s Studies; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Near Eastern Studies

To apply, please visit: https://ncid.infoready4.com/

Review committees will evaluate applicants in all eligible fields according to their potential for success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), College selection committee, and dean(s). Semi-finalists will be notified in mid-January 2018, and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in late January and February. Fellowship awardees will be announced by March 2018.

  • Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials by October 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Applied x1 (October 2)
  • Completed Application Confirmed (October 6) x1
  • (11/13) I checked my account in the online application system this morning and there is now a column next to 'Category' and 'Status' that states 'Awardee?'. Mine says 'No' below 'Awardee' and so I think it is safe to assume that I did not get the fellowship. I have not received an email.
  • To the above poster, first thanks for drawing our attention to this. Follow up question: my portal does not show that new column. It only includes drop down menus for: "Status," "Organizer," "Category," and "Award Cycle." Does your portal show the same? Is your status listed as anything specific?
  • I also do not have a new column.
  • (New poster) My application also says "No" under "Awardee." If you log in and then click on your name in the right-hand corner and then scroll to the bottom of the page. But I think it's too early in the year to know for sure? I'm pretty sure my application said that even right after I submitted in October.
  • (New new poster) same here with a "No." I didn't check earlier in the year so idk if this is new. Does anyone have anything different? (x2)
  • (New poster also): My application does not have the "Awardee" drop down menu. Like other poster, only menus for: "Status," "Organizer," "Category," and "Award Cycle." So, several explanations: 1) we are looking at different portals (mine is the list on https://ncid.infoready4.com/#applicationList); 2) those with additional column have been ruled out of the competition; 3) they are still fiddling with the system and we can't read anything into anything just yet.
  • As the second post says, it's under where you click your name, not the portal. My portal also doesn't say anything about being awarded.
  • Different people are looking at different pages and seeing different things. I am pretty sure that "Awardee? - No" means absolutely nothing at this stage. No one has been awarded anything yet.
  • I logged in on 1/3. Under "Status", my proposal now says "Accepted". Does this mean anything yet?
  • No. If you go on the FAQ page for the software they use, that just means you met the basic criteria and it's been "accepted for consideration." Nothing to report yet. 
  • Skype interview in early December. Rejection email 3 weeks later. No candidates from my desired department were selected. [posted 1/10]
  • Has anyone else received a rejection email? And, to the poster with the above entry, would you mind if you shared with us the department to which you applied? (Sure. I applied to Psychology. You?) (Thanks for your response -- English Language & Lit)
  • Is it safe to assume that if we've not already received the Skype invitation then we're out of the running?
  • Invitation for Campus Visit (1/12) - Did not have a skype interview so I think that was a departmental thing for Psych.
  • To the poster above, congratulations!, and may I ask what department you applied to?
  • (1/15) Hello everyone, any updates on this Postdoc as of today? I am curious to know whether any other fields besides Psychology have been contacted... English & Literature, History, Philosophy, etc.
  • Rejection automated email. Says if you haven't been invited on campus, you won't be. Reported 927 (!!) applications. Received 1/17.

University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows - Deadline: 26 Sept. 2017 - OFFER MADEEdit

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, and in the professional schools. Eight fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $60,000. Four of these fellowships will be awarded in the humanities with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

The newly appointed Postdoctoral Fellows join a unique interdisciplinary community composed of their peers as well as the Senior Fellows of the Society, who include many of the University’s leading scholars. Alumni Fellows of the Society have gone on to become distinguished scholars at institutions around the world. The Chair of the Society is Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

In the fall of 2015, the Society of Fellows entered into an agreement with Tsinghua University, Beijing to provide three three-year fellowships at Tsinghua University. The purpose of the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows is to promote advanced scholarly inquiry in humanities and humanistic social science fields in a collaborative intercultural setting and to foster academic exchange between the Tsinghua Institute for World Literatures and Cultures and the Michigan Society of Fellows, and at every level between Tsinghua University and the University of Michigan. The Chair of the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows is Haiping Yan, Dean of Tsinghua Institute for World Languages and Cultures.

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, 2015 and September 1, 2018. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

Application Procedures: Only online applications will be considered. It is not necessary to send a transcript of graduate courses or grades. Applicants who have previously applied for the Society of Fellows’ postdoctoral fellowships may re-apply but must complete a new application. The dates for completion of the Ph.D. degree, between June 1, 2015 and September 1, 2018, are strictly observed, with no exceptions.

Notification of Applicants: Applicants will receive a confirming email message once the application is complete. Please provide both surface mail and electronic addresses so that we can reach you easily. Advise us by e-mail if either address changes. Final review will occur at the end of January 2018, and applicants will be notified in writing by March 1. All dossier materials and the selection committee’s evaluations remain confidential. The committee is not able to provide feedback on individual applications.

The application form will be available August 1.

  • Application Deadline: The application deadline is Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT.
  • $35 Application fee
  • Applied x5 (Sept 26)
  • Rejection received via mail 12/18 x4
  • by snail mail or email??
  • Actual snail mail! It felt like being in high school all over again. (x2)
  • "Thin envelope, that's never good news..."
  • I'll take bad news in a thin envelope to a fat one any day!
  • Anyone not receive a rejection letter  nor an offer/ notification of further consideration? (Yes! Me too, as of 12/27; same here as of 12/30)
  • It might be helpful to check previous years' pages on this fellowship. If you haven't received a rejection yet, it's likely you are in the semi-finalist round. But semi-finalists usually aren't notified until after the fact. Offers are usually made in mid-to-late January. [posted 12/27]
  • I called them on 12/19 because I had not gotten a letter. They kindly let me know over the phone that I was not a semifinalist. I still have not gotten my rejection letter.
  • "Hope is good breakfast but bad supper."--Francis Bacon  (I also have not received my rejection letter as of 1/2.)
  • Call from Donald Lopez on 1/20 and verbal offer [posted 1/21]
    • MAZEL! 
  • So can we take this to mean: no call no money?
  • Mailed rejection received 25 January, dated 20 January

University of Michigan (MI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2018Edit

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan announces a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies. The fellowship is funded by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts to provide a candidate with the opportunity to pursue independent scholarship related to translation, gain teaching experience, and engage with interdisciplinary translation initiatives across the university.

We welcome applications from scholars undertaking comparative research in histories, theories, and practices of translation, and engaging critically with current debates in the field. Projects may focus on any language or historical period, including analyses that work across different cultures and regions of the world. We encourage interdisciplinary projects in translation studies that develop innovative methods in dialogue with other fields, such as world literature; digital and visual cultures; film and media studies; postcolonial studies; critical race studies; gender studies; religious studies; philosophy; political theory; law; other core and emerging fields in the humanities (such as public humanities, medical humanities, environmental humanities).

The recipient will be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year term beginning August 1, 2018, and is expected to be in residence during the academic year. Over two years, the postdoctoral fellow will teach a total of three courses related to the Minor in Translation Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Critical Translation Studies, and coordinate translation activities initiated by the Department of Comparative Literature. Mentoring and professional development training will also be an integral component of the position. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research. Starting salary will be $50,000 plus benefits, and $3,000 for conference travel and research expenses.

Applications must include the following as separate pdf attachments: cover letter with c.v. and dissertation abstract, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample related to critical translation studies (20-30 pages), three reference letters. The University of Michigan and the Department of Comparative Literature are committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are welcome to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

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 3 years of having received their PhD at an institution other than the University of Michigan. To be eligible for this competition, the degree must be received between August 2015 and August 2018. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to file their final thesis prior to the starting date of the fellowship must provide a letter from their home institution (department chair, head of graduate studies, or advisor) confirming the degree award schedule. Selected recipients may not hold another fellowship simultaneous with this one.

  • Applications must be submitted via email to complit-positions@umich.edu no later than January 1, 2018.
  • 4/16: anyone have news on this??

University of Missouri - Columbia (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018Edit

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is currently accepting applications for a 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History, with the possibility of renewal for the 2019-20 academic year. Founded in 2014, the Kinder Institute is an interdisciplinary signature academic center at MU, jointly operated by faculty in the departments of History and Political Science, dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subject of American political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today.

A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2018. Candidates’ work should align broadly with the Kinder Institute’s scholarly mission, and we are especially interested in applicants whose research focuses on the political or intellectual history of 18th or 19th-century America and would be enriched by working with a faculty mentor or faculty mentors at the Kinder Institute and the MU Department of History. To find out more about the Kinder Institute, visit democracy.missouri.edu.

The fellowship is a 1.0 FTE appointment that comes with a competitive salary, university benefits, an office at the Kinder Institute, and E&E funds for conference travel, research, and other professional expenses. Postdoctoral Fellows teach one class per semester and are expected to be in residence at the university for the duration of the academic year and to be active participants in intellectual life at the Institute. A more detailed job description can be found at: https://democracy.missouri.edu/programs/faculty-programs/post-doc/

To apply, please submit the following materials: a letter of interest, research proposal of no more than 10 pages, curriculum vitae, two emblematic examples of written scholarship, and sample syllabi for two courses that you would be interested in teaching or developing. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference, sealed or under separate cover, or emailed directly by the referee. All materials should be sent to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane, electronically at KaneTC@missouri.edu, using “Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line, or by post to: Thomas Kane, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, 409A Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211. Specific queries about the fellowship should be directed to Kinder Institute Associate Director and Professor of History Jeffery L. Pasley (PasleyJ@misouri.edu). The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator Amber Cheek (CheekA@missouri.edu or 573.884.7278).

  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Rejected via mail [19 March]

University of New South Wales (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (two posts) - Deadline: 4 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The Research Program in New Earth Histories is led by Professor Alison Bashford, within the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The School of Humanities and Languages includes exceptional scholars in history, environmental humanities, and area studies. New Earth Histories is an initiative supported by the UNSW SHARP strategic research hire processes.
  • About the role (2 Positions)
  • $91K - $98K per annum plus 17% superannuation and leave loading.
  • Fixed-term for a period of 3 years.
  • Full-time.
  • Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the Research Program in New Earth Histories, led by Professor Alison Bashford. Each fellowship is for 3 years. New Earth Histories brings the history of geosciences and the history of select world cosmologies together, with the aim of creating a cosmopolitan history of environmental sciences in the modern period, c. 1780-1950. Applications are invited from historians, historical anthropologists, or historical geographers who have a background and ongoing research plans in the modern history of geology, palaeontology, and environmental sciences in a global context, and an interest in exploring comparative cosmologies. Preference may be given to applicants with research training and ongoing projects in Pacific and/or Indigenous contexts.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows will initiate individual historical research projects and work with the New Earth Histories team in select collaborative and comparative projects.
  • Successful candidates will work directly with Professor Alison Bashford at UNSW, and a developing, multidisciplinary team of international collaborators.
  • About the successful applicant: To be successful in this role you will have:
  • a proposal for a postdoctoral research project fitting New Earth Histories aims and objectives;
  • demonstrated capacity for high-level engagement in history of geology and environmental sciences;
  • demonstrated capacity to complete and publish scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals;
  • experience in, or capacity to contribute to, the preparation and submission of competitive research grants;
  • a PhD (or near completion) in history, historical anthropology, historical geography, or cognate disciplines.
  • You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.
  • Contact: Professor Alison Bashford E: a.bashford@unsw.edu.au
  • Applications close: Sunday 4th February 2018.
  • Find out more about working at UNSW at https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Carolina Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow - Specific fields in English - Deadline 15 Nov 2017Edit

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

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from candidates who work in the following areas: modernism, digital humanities/history of the book, 18th and/or 19th-century transatlantic or Caribbean literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, or contemporary global Anglophone literature.

The stipend is $47,476 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2018 and no earlier than July 1, 2013 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic American scholars.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127986 and indicate English and Comparative Literature as their department of choice. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. (Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are also welcome through the central application portal.) Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Program Coordinator Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.

  • The application deadline is 5:00PM EST November 15, 2017.
  • rejection via email 1/31
  • any updates on this?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US: NC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for the Study of the American South - Deadline: 16 March 2018Edit

  • The UNC Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. The award includes a salary of $50,000 and health insurance, plus a research and travel fund. The fellow will have an affiliation with UNC’s Department of American Studies. The fellowship will support outstanding junior scholars as they revise book-length manuscripts on topics related to the South.
  • The Center especially welcomes proposals that will utilize the special collections of the UNC-CH Library or other research collections of the Triangle area, and that engage issues of contemporary relevance to the region, from any affiliated discipline. Public-facing and community-engaged work is encouraged. In addition to working on their own project, the fellow will also teach one course in Southern Studies.
  • Applicants must have received the PhD prior to the beginning of the fellowship year and no more than four years should have lapsed before the year begins. Scholars who have received tenure or published a previous scholarly book are not eligible. The CSAS Fellowship is a residential award, so Fellows are expected to reside within the Chapel Hill area and take an active part in the intellectual life of the Center.
  • Candidates should submit the following:
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Writing/research sample
  5. Research statement

University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Associate/Fellow in Spaces of Occupation in 20th Century Asia (Fixed Term) - Deadline: 2 Feb. 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited for the above post based at the Department of History in the School of Humanities. The successful applicant will be joining the ERC-funded 'Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia' (COTCA) Project, led by Dr Jeremy E. Taylor. Details about the COTCA Project can be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cotca/index.aspx
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for leading Stream 3 ('Spaces of Occupation') in COTCA. Candidate must also undertake a case study on 'Spaces of occupation' in colonial Malaya and/or Singapore, developing and undertaking a research project on the late colonial presence in British Malaya from a spatial perspective.
  • The successful candidate will have access to approximately 11,000 euros in travel and subsistence costs for fieldwork, funding for making publications produced from and during the project Open Access (Gold Route), and funding for some travel to international conferences during the project.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., history, historical geography, Asian studies, etc) or be close to completion of such a PhD. The candidate must be able to speak, read and write English fluently. The candidate must have experience of conducting research in the field of spatial history or historical geography, and must have experience of conducting research in or related to East or Southeast Asia. The candidate should preferably already have published in outlets of appropriate quality (or have had work accepted for publication in such outlets). It is desirable that the candidate has had experience in organising workshops and/or conferences, and has had experience of building and/or maintaining digital archives. Experience of using GIS is also desirable.
  • This full time post will be offered on a fixed-term available from 02 July 2018 until 30 June 2021.
  • Hours of work are 36.25 per week.
  • Applicants are invited to upload a current CV, covering letter and an example of writing in the form of a recent publication ( maximum 12,000 words)
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jeremy E. Taylor: jeremy.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • Apply online

University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - Research Associate/Fellow: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 - Deadline: 21 Nov. 2017Edit

  • The successful post holder will assist and support Professor Paul Crawford in carrying out the literary analysis research components of a large interdisciplinary AHRC grant: ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: An Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life’. This grant is held by Professor Crawford (Health Sciences) and Dr Anna Greenwood (History) and will run from January 2018-April 2021, with the associated Postdoctoral positions running for 36 months between January 2018 and December 2020. A separate post is also being advertised for a Research Assistant to work with Dr Greenwood on the historical aspects of this project.

The literary analysis role will suit a candidate with a doctorate in literary representation post 1800, ideally also touching upon themes of nursing and/or gender and/or family life. Candidates that demonstrate some knowledge of the East Midlands will also be welcomed, although this is not an essential requirement. The project will investigate Florence Nightingale’s roots in, and enduring lifelong connection to, the East Midlands and will work with a network of partners to deliver high quality academic outputs as well as a vibrant programme of engagement events, timed to bring regional representation to the 2020 celebrations of the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth. Duties will include literature searches, corpus assisted discourse analysis, the organisation of three nursing discussion arena (2018,2019, 2020), the co-development of a website (alongside the other postdoctoral assistant), the successful delivery of a travelling exhibition, the drafting of reports and providing detailed assistance in the creation of further funding bids. Opportunities to publish within this research area will be actively encouraged. Main Responsibilities:

  • To critically examine Nightingale’s representations of home/family and community life in the East Midlands within her writings, with reference to language use and the changing social and cultural mores of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • To conduct literature and database searches and carry out critical evaluations using specified and agreed techniques, approaches and/or models and document findings.
  • To contribute to the production of research reports and publications
  • To prepare and present papers on research progress and outcomes to relevant groups including external bodies.
  • To develop skills in, and knowledge of, research methods and techniques and contribute to the development of/or choice of techniques, models, methods, critiques and approaches.
  • To communicate information and ideas to the wider academic community, particularly to organise events, to advise and assist staff within this area of expertise.
  • To build relationships with Nightingale interest groups worldwide and to develop knowledge and understanding that will underpin relationships for future collaborations.
  • To work cooperatively in conjunction with others in the research team, achieve objectives and deadlines of the research project.
  • This is a full time, fixed term post for a 3 years.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paul Crawford, paul.crawford@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Apply online

  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2017.

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018Edit

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2018-19 academic year. The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.

Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term. Salary: $36,000 plus benefits Start date: August 16, 2018

  • Application procedure: Submit your application through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/46051. You will need to upload a letter of application, a project proposal of no more than 2500 words, a current c.v., and three letters of recommendation. Further details are available at http://ntrda.me/2z8dEL9.
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018.

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - Cushwa Ctr. for Study of American Catholicism - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 15 April 2018Edit

  • The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism invites applications for a 2017–2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a one-year (12-month) appointment in residence at the University of Notre Dame, renewable for a second year.
  • Research Associates dedicate much of their time to their own research and writing projects. They also actively contribute to the work and intellectual life of the Cushwa Center by supporting planning of domestic and international conferences, contributing to the center’s American Catholic Studies Newsletter and other communications efforts for a broad audience, and bringing their expertise to bear on other center programming. Research Associates may pursue teaching opportunities with the appropriate departments or programs at Notre Dame, usually no sooner than during their second semester on campus. Such opportunities are subject to the needs and discretion of the relevant academic department and the College and are not guaranteed by the Cushwa Center.
  • The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional and academic commitment to diversity.
  • Requirements: Applicants should have a recently-completed doctorate in history, religious studies, theology, sociology, or another relevant field, and should be actively engaged in research and writing projects related to U.S. religious history.
  • Compensation: Annual salary of $48,450.
  • Cushwa’s Postdoctoral Research Associates are entitled to limited moving expense reimbursements, a budget for conference travel and other approved professional development uses, and benefits as summarized at hr.nd.edu/assets/235388/p1_benefit_summary_2018_121245.pdf.
  • Application Instructions: Please send the following materials to cushwa@nd.edu as PDF files:
  • cover letter on current research and your interest in a fellowship at the Cushwa Center
  • curriculum vitae
  • three references (letters are not required)
  • relevant writing sample (20–25 pages)
  • Applications are due by April 15, 2018. Finalist interviews will take place in May.

University of Oxford, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - CMRS Career Development Fellowship in Renaissance History - Deadline: 26 Apr. 2018Edit

  • Keble College, Oxford University, wishes to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Renaissance History, tenable from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. This career development post is a full-time fixed-term 4 year position, supported by funding from the independent Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford. The College is seeking to employ an outstanding early career historian working on any aspect of the period 1400-1700, with a preference for someone whose research interests cross, and can link, disciplines within the general field of Renaissance Studies.
  • The successful applicant will have a doctorate in a relevant subject and show the potential to use the period of the Fellowship to develop an international research profile. She or he will be required to offer up to 4 hours tutorial teaching per week for the College and/or the Centre and will therefore show evidence of ability to teach undergraduate students at the highest level. Career Development Fellows are expected to participate fully in the administration, admissions, and similar duties, of their subject. The appointee will have a key role in facilitating interdisciplinary activities and links within the Medieval and Renaissance Studies cluster of Keble’s Advanced Studies Centre. The Fellow will work at Keble College and be entitled to use of a teaching room.
  • The stipend of the Fellow will be on the University’s Academic-related staff scale Grade 6, currently from £27,629 to £32,958 p.a. with a further discretionary range of £33,943-£36,001. The Fellow will be entitled to free lunch and dinner at common table when the College kitchens are open. A research support allowance of £1346, and a student entertainment allowance of £476 are also available.
  • Further particulars are available on the Keble College website, http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/academics/vacancies/career-development-fellowship-in-renaissance-studies , or from Mrs Trish Long, the Warden’s Personal Assistant, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG (trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon 26 April 2018. Candidates should submit a letter of application with a curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees), and statements covering their research interests and activity and teaching experience, to Mrs Long. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to Mrs Long by the same date.

University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College (UK:Eng) - The MG Brock Junior Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2018Edit

  • Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a stipendiary Brock Junior Research Fellow in Modern British and/or British World History since 1800, tenable for three years with effect from October 2018. The appointee will engage in internationally recognised research at the postdoctoral level. S/he will have an opportunity to present a public lecture and will play an active role in the teaching and administration of history in the college. In making this appointment, the college’s decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate’s research and on his/her potential for an academic career.
  • The salary will be £30,688 p.a. plus piece rates for teaching over four hours per week. The fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive other allowances.
  • Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship.
  • The appointee will be based at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF.
  • Further information (including details on how to apply) may be obtained on the college website (www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/vacancies). The closing date for applications is 15 March 2018.

University of Oxford, Exeter College (UK:Eng) - Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Atlantic History (1700-1900) - Deadline: 8 Jan. 2018Edit

Exeter College (part of the University of Oxford) invites applications for the Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Atlantic History (1700-1900). The Fellowship, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable for a period of up to 36 months (with effect from 1 October 2018).

The main duties of the post are to: undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates of Exeter College and the Williams College Visiting Students programme, up to a maximum of six (‘weighted’) hours per week averaged over the three eight-week Terms of the academic year; to engage in advanced study and research; to set and mark College examinations; to submit termly reports on students taught; to provide pastoral care for students; to participate in the undergraduate admissions process; to undertake such duties as may reasonably be required to support the teaching of History at the College; and to participate in the governance of the College as a member of the Governing Body (and therefore a Trustee). The successful candidate will have:

  • A research record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, research of international standing in History;
  • The proven ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching in a range of undergraduate topics;
  • The ability to undertake College administration and duties; and
  • A PhD, or equivalent, in History. (Candidates must possess a PhD as a result of a viva voce examination (or equivalent doctoral defence) held between 01 October 2014 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive).

The Lecturer will be appointed on Grade 7 of the University’s salary scale for academic staff, currently £31,604 - £38,833 per annum (inclusive of the College Housing Allowance (£8,723 per annum)), at a point dependent on experience. In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars. Further Particulars may be obtained from the Exeter College website at: http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Boskey_History_FPs.pdf

How to Apply General guidance for candidates applying for positions in History can be found on our website, at http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Advice_for_candidates.pdf

Candidates are encouraged to submit all application materials by email, to the HR Officer at vacancies@exeter.ox.ac.uk. If possible, applications should be submitted as a single PDF file. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the HR Officer, vacancies@exeter.ox.ac.uk, and should supply each referee with a copy of the further particulars.

  • The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 12pm midday (GMT) on Monday 8 January 2018. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that her or his application, and references, arrive before the deadline.

University of Oxford, Exeter College (UK:Eng) - Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in Spanish History (1400-1900) - Deadline: 12 Jan. 2018Edit

Fixed-Term Contract> Salary: £32,331 per annum (inclusive of College Housing Allowance of £8,723 per annum) (plus other benefits)

Exeter College (part of the University of Oxford) invites applications for the Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in Spanish History (1400-1900). The Fellowship, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable for a period of up to 36 months (with effect from 1 October 2018). The main duties of the post are to engage in advanced study and research in the area of Spanish History – specifically, into some aspect of the internal history of Spain between 1400 and 1900, and/ or of the history of Spanish activity in Europe in the same period - with a view to building an international research profile through innovative original research, preparing work for publication (in monographs and/ or journals), and participating in international conferences. The post holder will also be a member of the Governing Body at Exeter College, with associated administrative and Trustee duties. There will be no teaching obligation attached to the Fellowship, although the post holder will be welcome to do a limited amount of teaching within the collegiate University if they wish to do so, and especially where such teaching experience will enhance the career development of the post holder. The successful candidate will have:

  • A research record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, research of international standing in History;
  • The ability to undertake College administration and duties; and
  • A completed PhD, or equivalent, in History, or will be close to completion of a PhD in History (candidates must have submitted their PhD thesis for examination (i.e. in advance of their defence / viva voce examination) between 01 October 2014 and 30 September 2018 (inclusive)).

The Lecturer will be appointed on a salary of £32,331 per annum, inclusive of the College Housing Allowance (currently £8,723 per annum). In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars. Further Particulars may be obtained from the Exeter College website at: http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Sir_John_Elliott_JRF_Spanish_History_FPs.pdf How to Apply: General guidance for candidates applying for positions in History can be found on our website, at: http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/sir-john-elliott-junior-research-fellowship-spanish-history-1400-1900/ Candidates are encouraged to submit all application materials by email, to the HR Officer at vacancies@exeter.ox.ac.uk. If possible, applications should be submitted as a single PDF file. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the HR Officer, vacancies@exeter.ox.ac.uk, and should supply each referee with a copy of the further particulars.

  • The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 12pm midday (GMT) on Friday 12 January 2018. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that her or his application, and references, arrive before the deadline.

University of Oxford, Faculty of History (UK:Eng) - Career Development Fellow - Global History of Capitalism - Deadline: 13 Sept. 2017Edit

The Global History of Capitalism project is seeking a dedicated Career Development Fellow to join their team to conduct rigorous academic research and to inform debates on the history of capitalism. The successful applicant will have an active research interest in the global history of capitalism and be able to work individually and collaboratively with researchers across disciplines. You will conduct relevant archival research as well as field-based research where relevant. You will manage your own academic research and administrative duties, contribute ideas for new projects and collaborate in the presentation of publications. You will also provide teaching relief to one of the Co-Directors and co-design a new undergraduate course in business history. You will hold a relevant doctorate (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent) and have an excellent knowledge of the languages relating to your specialism. You will be able to demonstrate a strong research record and excellent communication skills along with the ability to teach. An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team is essential. The post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years; the start date is negotiable but must be no later than January 2018. Applicants are required to submit a research proposal as part of their application. Applications must be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in research posts in Oxford. LINK: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=130104

  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 September 2017.
  • Brief but polite rejection notice (10/3)

University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Faculty of History - Research Associate in Cultural History - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2017Edit

Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa’ is an ambitious and exciting research project that will provide the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt. We are seeking a Research Associate to join the project team, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the copperbelt region. You will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination. You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline.

This is a full-time post based at Oxford