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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
  • 15 Sept. 2017: Brown University (RI) - Political Theory Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018-2020
  • 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
  • 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: Harvard University (MA) - 2018-2019 Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Oct. 2017: Cornell University (USA:NY) - Society for the Humanities, 2018-2019 Society Fellowships, Focal Theme "Authority"
  • 2 Oct. 2017: Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2018-2019 Fellowship Competition
  • 15 Oct. 2017: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities ("Stuff")
  • 30 Oct. 2017: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities, 2018-2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2017: Stanford University (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 17 Nov. 2017: Harvard University (MA) - Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English (Literature and Science)
  • 1 Dec. 2017: Rice University (TX) - 2018-19 Rice Seminar ("Wastes: Histories and Futures") Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 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
  • 15 Jan. 2018: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2018-2020

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

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: 15 Sept. 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.

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) - 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).

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) - 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) - Society of Fellows - Junior Fellowships - Nomination Deadline: 11 Aug. 2017Edit

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 East Anglia (UK:Eng) -UEA Arts and Humanities / British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017Edit

  • he 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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