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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)
  • 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: 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 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
  • 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
  • 6 Nov. 2017: Southern Methodist University (TX) - Center for Presidential History Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 10 Nov. 2017: Indiana University (IN) - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 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
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Africana Research Center - Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Stanford University (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 17 Nov. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 27 Nov. 2017: Columbia University (NY) - Center for Science and Society - Postdoctoral Positions - Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English (Literature and Science)
  • 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
  • 4 Dec. 2017: University of California Berkeley (CA) - Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy
  • 4 Dec 2017: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Mellon Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 7 Dec. 2017: Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-19 ("What Are Human Rights?")
  • 7 Dec. 2017: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (USA)
  • 5 Jan. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Program in Latin American Studies
  • 8 Jan. 2018: University of Hong Kong (CHINA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 10 Jan. 2018: Valparaiso University (IN) - Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humanities and the Arts (Lilly Fellows)
  • 12 Jan. 2018: Wesleyan University (CT) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities, 2018-2020
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2018-2020
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Stanford University (CA) - Center for East Asian Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 17 Jan. 2018: Harvard University (MA) - Center for the Environment - Environmental Fellows Program
  • 18 Jan. 2018: Chemical Heritage Foundation (PA) - Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry - Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 19 Jan. 2018: New York University (NY) - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies - Faculty Fellow
  • 26 Jan. 2018: Rutgers University (NJ) - Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) - Postdoctoral Associates - 2018-2019 Classification Seminar
  • 31 March 2018: Folger Shakespeare LIbrary (DC) - Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures Fellowships

Open Until Filled / No Deadline Stated

  • Rice University (TX) - Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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

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

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.

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

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

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).

European University Institute (ITALY) - Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018-19 - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2017Edit

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.

Folger Shakespeare LIbrary (DC) - Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures Fellowships - Deadline: 31 March 2018Edit

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.

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: 03/31/2018.

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

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.

Harvard University (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.

Harvard University (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

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

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.

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.


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

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).
  • Congrats on the interview! Care to share when you submitted all your materials? Did you receive the invite via e-mail or phone call? 

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.

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. 2017Edit

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Oklahoma State University (OK) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Open Field - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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. 2017Edit

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and 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 Stanford's fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis). For fellowships beginning Fall 2018, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study: History and Music.

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

Applicants to the Mellon Fellowship cannot hold PhDs from Stanford University.

We invite applicants to apply for fellowships in fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department.

Degrees: All candidates for the Mellon Fellowship must have received a qualified PhD within a specified time frame, as follows: 2017 Competition (for fellowships beginning Autumn 2018): PhD received between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018. In addition to doctoral students, those currently serving as assistant professors, lecturers, or postdoctorates in other programs are welcome to apply, provided they earned their degree within the time frame specified for the year they apply. A Doctorate in Arts (DA), honorary doctorate, or any other degree equivalent is not considered a qualifed PhD for purposes of application to this program.

  • Applications should be submitted via our online application system by 11:59PM PT November 15, 2017. We discourage the submission of additional materials with your application and cannot return such materials to you. Applicants will be notified when their applications have been received, and will be notified of the fellowship competition outcome in the spring. If you accept another position or postdoctoral fellowship, please withdraw your application by emailing mellonfellows@stanford.edu.

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

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

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.

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

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.

University of Cambridge (UK) - 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, 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, 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.

University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships, 2018 - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017Edit

  • 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.

University of Chicago (IL) - Society of Fellows - Harper-Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 13 Oct. 2017Edit

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.

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 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 Hong Kong (CHINA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2018Edit

  • 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.

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. 2017Edit

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).

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.

University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2018-2020 - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017Edit

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.

University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows - Deadline: 26 Sept. 2017Edit

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

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.

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, fixed-term for up to 2 years, tenable from 1 October 2017 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Miles Larmer (miles.larmer@history.ox.ac.uk).
  • To apply and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the links below.
  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on 14 September 2017. https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=130495

University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Nuffield College - Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics - Deadline: 11 Sept. 2017Edit

Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, two Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, comparative politics and political economy, political theory, international relations, and political history.

The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in politics broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department by organising workshops, seminars or conferences; and to undertake teaching of 48 stint units per year (the equivalent to teaching an eight-week 2-hour seminar series per year), and to assist in examining for the Department.

To be eligible, candidates should hold a bachelors and/or masters degree in a relevant field and should by 1 September 2018 have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate at the time of application. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised for more than one year at the time of taking up the fellowship. Allowances will be made for career breaks (for example, family-related leave) and candidates are asked to provide relevant information. Prospective candidates should also have experience of carrying out independent research and a track record of excellent quality papers appropriate for and commensurate with their career level. They should have the ability to provide excellent teaching to high-achieving students; the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the College and the Department; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

The posts are full-time and fixed-term for three years, starting on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary offered is GBP 30,963 per annum. Subject to availability, Research Fellows may opt to take up single accommodation in College (at a subsidised rate). Further benefits include a research allowance, free lunch and dinner in College and child support funds.

Further particulars, including information on how to apply, are available from the College web page: https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Documents/PolPPRF.pdf or from the College Registrar, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Email: pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

  • The deadline for applications is Monday 11 September 2017.

University of Oxford, Wolfson College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies - Deadline: 24 Sept. 2017Edit

  • Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.
  • Wolfson College seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar with a broad background in the history, literature, religious traditions, and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas, preferably combining several of the aspects mentioned above in their work. The person elected will pursue research in this field and make the results available to the public. We are looking for a person who can demonstrate the ability for original research and enjoys engaging with students and colleagues. Oxford offers a unique research environment in Asian Studies in general, and Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in particular, including several Faculties and Colleges, libraries and museums. For further information, see www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clusters/tibetan-himalayan.
  • Main tasks of the post:
  • To undertake research and publish on Tibetan and Himalayan cultures
  • To help coordinating the activities of the Tibetan and Himalayan Research Centre at Wolfson
  • To support Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies
  • To participate actively in the academic life of the College
  • To act as College Advisor to a number of Wolfson students.
  • Qualifications and experience required:
  • Postgraduate experience in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies or a related field
  • To hold a doctorate in a relevant field by commencement of the Fellowship
  • Excellent language skills in literary and/or spoken Tibetan
  • The duration of the Fellowship will be from 1 January 2018 until 31 August 2020. The person elected will be based in Oxford and will carry out research and publish in the above field
  • The annual stipend will be £32,000, plus any general percentage increase in salaries, agreed by the Remuneration Committee, that may come into effect. These Fellowships carry Common Table rights (currently up to £43 a week for own meals in Hall). Fellows are entitled to apply for College accommodation at the College rates. The Fellow is permitted to undertake up to six hours' teaching per week.
  • The full job description and selection criteria should be consulted before submitting an application. To apply for this post and to download the further details and application instructions, please click on the link: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/
  • Enquiries should be addressed to: The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK, Tel: (01865) 274102 email: ths-jrf@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
  • This is a College vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at Wolfson College fellowships page: http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/
  • Applications and references must reach the College by 4pm on SUNDAY 24 September 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 20 October 2017. Interviews can be held by Skype on request.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities ("Stuff") - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2018-2019 academic year on the general theme of STUFF. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (the only terminal degree eligible) who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate (received between December 2009 and December 2017). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during fellowship year: August 1 - May 31). Stipend: $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3,000 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Please do not email your application or c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions will not be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Please also note that if you will defend your graduate thesis any time in 2018, you are not eligible to apply for this fellowship cycle, and no exceptions will be considered.

  • Full fellowship guidelines, ’STUFF' topic description, and downloadable application: http://www.phf.upenn.edu/.
  • Application deadline: October 15, 2017.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - “Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts” - 2018–2019 Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

  • In 2018–2019, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania devotes its fellowship to the study of Jews in modern Islamic contexts.
  • The fellowship will support scholarship on Jewish life, culture and thought as these have developed in modern times across North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia. We will question the meaning of modernity beyond the more familiar European, American, and Israeli contexts and welcome research projects that address topics from the sixteenth century and later.
  • The goals for the year are to bridge linguistic, geographic, social, and methodological boundaries, to connect the study of the intellectual with the study of the everyday, and to encourage attention to new sources and approaches. We seek applications from a range of disciplinary orientations: history, textual study, anthropology, art history, media studies, and other fields that expand or redefine the parameters of the topic.
  • Eligible projects may focus on the complex relationships between Jews and their Muslims neighbors, or with members of various other non-Muslim or minority communities in the Islamic world. Also relevant is research that explores Jews’ participation in various forms of local, regional, national, colonial, and imperial forms of governance in modern North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as projects focused on gender relations, economic behavior, cultural expression, religious life and scholarship as these developed across diverse Islamic contexts.
  • The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels (Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2018).
  • Fellowships are awarded either for a full academic year or one semester (fall or spring). Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and financial need. Israeli scholars are eligible to apply for an Israel Institute/Katz Center Teaching Fellowship, which offers an opportunity to combine participation in our fellowship program with teaching at Penn.
  • Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2018.
  • For more information and questions, please visit: http://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year or contact: Elizabeth Martin, Fellowship Coordinator martinev@upenn.edu
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2017.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Price Lab for Digital Humanities - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2017Edit

The Price Lab invites applications for the 2018–2019 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2009 and December 2017. The DH Fellow is required to spend the ten-month academic year (August 2018 – May 2019) in residence at Penn. Fellows are not expected to be in residence during the summer. Fellows have the option to renew the fellowship for a second year if they wish to stay but are not required to do so.

This fellowship is designed to provide an early career scholar with time and support for research, so teaching and other responsibilities are light. Fellows will teach one class during each year of the fellowship, topic and syllabus to be determined in consultation with the Lab’s directors and the Undergraduate Chair of the relevant department. In addition, fellows will lend their advice and expertise on projects that fall into their areas of interest, and will provide assistance at occasional Price Lab workshops and bootcamps.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Please do not email your application or c.v.; those submissions will not be considered. Please also note that if you will defend your graduate thesis any time in 2018, you are not eligible to apply for this fellowship cycle, and no exceptions will be considered.

Full fellowship guidelines and downloadable application: https://pricelab.sas.upenn.edu/fellowships/postdoctoral

  • Application deadline: October 30, 2017.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities Kingdon Fellowship - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2017Edit

Through a generous bequest of Robert M. Kingdon, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships to be awarded to scholars from outside the UW-Madison working on the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome.

Fellows must be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. For the 2018-2019 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

  • Applications are due November 2. Notification of awards will be in March. The application is available after July 15th through the IRH website at http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Research in the Humanities Solmsen Fellowship  - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2017Edit

Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers five Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are especially welcome. 

Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. For the 2018-2019 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

  • Applications are due November 2. Notification of awards will be in March. The application is available through the IRH website after July 15th at http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-2020 - “Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing” - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program invites recent PhDs to apply for its three two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

The theme for 2018-2020 applications is “Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing.” We seek applications from scholars whose research addresses conceptions of truth (or lie), fact (or fiction) as well as questions of epistemology, representation, and evidence. Scholars may take up these themes directly as the topic of their research in fields that could include philosophy, literature, the arts, cultural studies, politics, or media studies, among others, or through methodological approaches that reflect novel ways of thinking about evidence, proof and argument. We also are interested in scholars who are concerned with the ways in which truth is manipulated, whether by groups, individuals, or discourses. Projects may focus on any area of the world, including cross-regional analyses, at any historical or prehistorical moment.

More information: http://humanities.wisc.edu/fellows/about-the-a-w-mellon-postdoctoral-program/

Questions can be directed to: Megan Massino, fellows@humanities.wisc.edu Assistant Director of Scholarly and Academic Programs, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 608.890.0013

Complete information about the fellowship, the competition theme, eligibility, qualifications, and application requirements is available at our website. Applicants should complete the application at https://apply.interfolio.com/44129 .

  • All application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2017 to receive full consideration.

Valparaiso University (IN) - Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humanities and the Arts (Lilly Fellows) - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2018Edit

We offer up to three two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in all areas of the Humanities and the Arts for 2018-2020 for scholars seriously considering academic careers in church‑related institutions. Ph.D., D.M.A., D.F.A., M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received no earlier than December, 2016. Fellows will teach eight courses over a two‑year period, engage in scholarship or creative work, participate in a two‑year colloquium, work with a VU faculty mentor, and interact with representatives from a national network of church‑related institutions. Faculty privileges, $47,800 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund. For more information and to apply via Interfolio, visit http://www.lillyfellows.org and go to “Postdoctoral Fellows Program.”

  • Application deadline: January 10, 2018.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Mellon Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020) - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2017Edit

Appointment for academic years 2018-2020.

Washington University in St. Louis announces the eighteenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2018, and, no earlier than June 30, 2013) for a position as Fellow. In September 2018, the newly selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary beginning at $54,150 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their tenure, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

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

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities, 2018-2020 - Deadline: 12 Jan. 2018Edit

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2014 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences - broadly conceived - are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University. (Candidates do not need to have their PhD in hand at the time of application, but will need to have it by June, 2018). The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.'s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty.

A Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole academic years, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, and will be awarded a stipend of $55,000. He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture. The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown. Please check our themes page here for updates. Scholars whose interests bear upon one of the chosen themes are encouraged to apply for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

We regret that we cannot reply to individual inquiries concerning the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities. All information that applicants may need is available at this web-site: http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/mellon.html

Applications should include: a) a letter from the applicant, including a statement of current research interests and a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to the Center for the Humanities theme which will be announced later this fall b) a full curriculum vitae c) three letters of recommendation d) copies of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of work in progress(not to exceed 25 pages).

There is no official application form. Preliminary interviews will be held by telephone. Finalists will be brought to the Wesleyan campus for longer interviews during February or March of 2018.

PLEASE DO NOT HAVE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION SENT DIRECTLY TO THE CENTER STAFF. THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL INSTRUCT YOU REGARDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. Applications faxed or emailed will not be accepted.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies - Native American Studies - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. must be received before July 2018 and preferably since 2014.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies - Caribbean Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek a scholar who specializes in Caribbean Studies, with preference, due to the courses already in our curriculum, given to candidates whose research focuses on non-literary cultural and/or historical aspects of the Caribbean. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. must be received before July 2018 and preferably since 2014.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Williams College (MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Maritime History - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to teach maritime history, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests to begin July 2018. This is two-year Williams College faculty appointment.

Williams-Mystic (mystic.williams.edu) is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located at Mystic Seaport, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges.

The mission of Williams-Mystic is to empower global, creative citizens while cultivating an enduring relationship with the sea. We create an open-minded, interdisciplinary academic community through experiential learning at Mystic Seaport, along the coasts of America, and on the oceans. Students of all majors study the history, literature, policy and science of the oceans, focusing on environment and sustainability.

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and we ask you to write in your cover letter about your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion; we also encourage you to speak to any experience you have in working in a close-knit and highly collaborative learning environment.

PhD in history or related field expected by August 2018.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement, 1-page research statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2017. All materials should be addressed to Lee Park, Dean of the Faculty, and must be submitted through Interfolio using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/43908. Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Executive Director Tom Van Winkle (tsv1@williams.edu).

Woolf Institute, Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (‘Music, Memory and Encounters between Jewish and Muslim Neighbours’) - Deadline: 14 Aug. 2017Edit

  • Founded in 1998, the Woolf Institute's mission is to further understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in order to serve the greater public good. The Institute wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in a forthcoming project concerned with the musical heritage of Jewish and Muslim communities from Syria and Iraq.
  • We are looking for a scholar with good knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary research which combines ethnomusicology with assorted branches of Jewish and Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern and cultural studies, based on primary sources in Hebrew and Arabic and extensive field work. The research for the project will involve aspects of language and poetry; history, culture and politics; religious writings, prayers and practices; and secular religious and scriptural music; with a strong focus on past and present Jewish-Muslim relations. Thorough expertise of Arabic music, in particular, the Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese repertoires, will be required, as well as language skills in Arabic and Hebrew. The candidate needs to have acquaintance with Middle Eastern Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities living across and outside the Middle East, in particular in Israel, the UK and the USA. Experience in fieldwork will be essential.
  • The Research Fellow will work with the Director of Research and other Woolf Institute staff on the project. The person should also feel comfortable working within a fast-paced work environment, in an Institute with a strong academic focus, and as part of a small staff. Finally, the successful candidate will need to be able to commute easily to the Cambridge area.
  • This is a 3-year contract.
  • For the project, please see http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/uploads/Project%20summary.pdf
  • For the job and person specification, please see http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/uploads/Job%20Specs.pdf
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and any relevant publications to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk. The applicant should also list in the letter names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

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