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28 Jun. 2018: Waseda University (JPN) - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Humanities 19 Jul. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow 26 Jul. 2018: University of San Diego (CA)- Social Science/STS/Engineering Ed Research Associate (open until filled) 31 Jul. 2018: University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany & Austria) 10 Aug. 2018 (Nominations): Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships
- 16. Aug 2018: University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant, Department of History
- 22 Aug. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences
- 29 Aug. 2018: University of Cambridge, Jesus' College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
- 1 Sept. 2018: Leiden University (NDL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Buddhist Studies
- 1 Sept. 2018: German Historical Institute (DEU) - Binational Tandem Postdoctoral Fellowships
- 2 Sept. 2018: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ISR) - Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2019–2022
- 5 Sept. 2018: The Alan Turing Institute (UK:Eng) - History Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Living with Machines Project
- 6 Sept. 2018: Liverpool John Moores University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History
- 6 Sept. 2018: University of Cambridge, King's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship in Immateriality 2019 - 2023
- 7 Sept. 2018: University of Cambridge, Queens' College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
- 7 Sept. 2018: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - All Souls College - Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
- 11 Sept. 2018 (US Deadline): VolkswagenStiftung and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (DEU / USA) - VW / Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2020
- 14 Sept. 2018: Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate 'Shakespeare in the Royal Collections'
- 15 Sept. 2018: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg (DEU)- Junior & Senior Fellowships
- 17 Sept. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows
- 25 Sept. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows
- 1 Oct. 2018: Cornell University (NY) - Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 1 Oct. 2018: Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2019-20 (Focal Theme: Energy)
- 1 Oct. 2018: University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2019
- 1 Oct 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Fellows 2019-2021 (All LSA departments)
- 1 Oct. 2018: University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies (UK:Eng) - Wainwright Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- 8 Oct. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - 2019-20 Yiddish Fellowship
- 12 Oct. 2018: University of Chicago (IL) - Harper and Schmidt Fellows
- 15 Oct. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2019-2020 (Theme: Kinship)
- 15 Oct. 2018: Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - IEG Fellowships for Postdocs
- 17 Oct. 2018: National Humanities Institute (USA:NC) - Residential Fellowships for 2019-202
- 26 Oct. 2018: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
- 30 Oct. 2018: Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy
- 31 Oct. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (PA) – Katz Center Visiting Fellowship 2019-20 - The Jewish Home
- 1 Nov. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestinian Studies
- 1 Nov. 2018: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics
- 1 Nov. 2018: Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies
- 1 Nov. 2018: Indiana University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
- 1 Nov. 2018: Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Mellon Fellowships of Scholars in the Humanities
- 1 Nov. 2018: University of California (CA) - President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- 1 Nov 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Fellows 2019-2021 (Economics department only)
- 1 Nov. 2018: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Kingdon Followships
- 1 Nov. 2018: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Solmsen Fellowships
- 9 Nov. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows
- 15 Nov. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
- 15 Nov. 2018: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - TWO UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2019-2021
- 19 Nov. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates in Philosophy of Religion
- 3 Dec. 2018: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 6 Dec. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019-20
- 6 Dec. 2018: Ford Foundation (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships
- 15 Dec. 2018: Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow
- 21 Jan. 2019: New York University (NY) - Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
The Alan Turing Institute (UK:Eng) - History Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Living with Machines Project - Deadline: 5 Sept. 2018Edit
- 3 Year Fixed Term Contract
- Launched in November 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to make great leaps in research to change the world for the better.
- The Role: As a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (RA) on the Living with Machines Project you will work closely with the project PI (Dr Ruth Ahnert), Co-Is (Prof. Emma Griffin and Prof. Jon Lawrence) and the wider inter-disciplinary team based at the Institute and the British Library in the construction and historical interrogation of the project’s ambitious digitized source base.
- You will have the opportunity to develop your digital skills and play an active part in all aspects of research from data collection, through analysis to writing up and publication. This is a collaborative research role and there is an expectation that you will play an active part in the team based at the Alan Turing Institute.
- Duties and Responsibilities: In the initial stages of the project you will help oversee the digitization of additional sources and work closely with the project’s data scientists on quality control issues and the cleaning of the project’s digital datasets. You will therefore play an active role in building and modelling the datasets, enhancing your own data skills in the process and helping to ensure that the data sets are constructed in ways best suited to answering the substantive historical questions at the heart of the project. After this initial phase, you will take lead responsibility for a substantive strand of historical enquiry that makes use of the technical capabilities of the new data sets.
- Qualification: A PhD (or equivalent experience and/or qualifications) in History or a related area (e.g historical geography, historical demography)
- Skills and experience
- Essential: Relevant subject-level expertise – e.g. in nineteenth-century social and/or economic history, or historical demography, or the history of technology; Experience using digital sources for research purposes, including at least basic database experience; Ability to lead one’s own work, including planning and execution, and to prioritise work to meet conference and other deadlines; Excellent written, verbal and graphical communication skills including the ability to present complex or technical information in an understandable form
- Desirable: Relevant Digital Humanities experience e.g. in use of corpus linguistics software, or network analysis; A PhD in nineteenth-century social and/or economic history; Evidence of high quality publication(s) in a relevant field (published or in-press) commensurate with your career stage; Experience of research collaboration including co-writing papers and articles
- How to Apply: If you consider that you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and would like to apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Closing date for applications 5th September 2018.
Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2018Edit
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of trans or non-binary gender studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. The discipline is open; we are especially interested in scholars who bring an intersectional approach to their intellectual work. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. We expect that the Fellow will teach an undergraduate introductory course in sexuality and queer studies in addition to courses in their area of expertise. In the second year the Fellow will give a public lecture. Candidates are expected to have completed their Ph.D. and start their fellowship by August 2019. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work as it relates to trans or non-binary gender studies, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11503.
- To be considered, applications must be submitted by December 15, 2018. Questions can be directed to: Shannon Kearns, Program Administrator, Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (email@example.com).
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019
Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019-20 - Deadline: 6 Dec. 2018Edit
In 2019-20, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies at Brown University, will lead the Pembroke Research Seminar,"The Question of Critique," which will explore the spaces and times of the work of critique. In the light of the Pembroke Center’s long-standing commitment to the critical interrogation of difference(s), “The Question of Critique” proposes a set of questions. It will ask, for example, what it means to speak of “limits” of critique: can critique be limited, and if so: how and why? It will furthermore query the extent to which critical practices coincide with reading and/or writing practices, or whether other sorts of sensory activities (such as hearing or touching) support or conflict with acts of reading and writing. It will also ask about the extent to which any of these and other possible questions of method are bound to be discipline-specific and whether and how therefore their political impact and stakes coincide or diverge.
See full seminar description on the Pembroke Center website.
The Pembroke Center invites applications from scholars working in all disciplines and fields, including Anthropology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Literary Studies, Classics, History of Art, Cinema and Media Studies, Music, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Religious Studies, and across all historical periods and traditions.
Qualifications: Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years.
In 2019-2020, the Pembroke Center will award residential Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "The Question of Critique." Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD at the start of the fellowship and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The term of appointment is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. 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.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/52600
- For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Brown University (RI) - Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestinian Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
- Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral research associate in Palestinian Studies with a possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to critically explore and facilitate innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives.
- Qualifications: The position is open to all the humanities and social science disciplines. Scholars who received PhDs within five years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the one-year appointment, unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Associates will teach one class a year, take a leadership role in organizing the annual New Directions in Palestinian Studies Symposium, advise students, and participate in research-related programming on campus. The annual salary is $57,000 plus benefits. Additional funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available.
- Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the application portal in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/50796
- A brief cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, area of specialization, and a short summary of the proposed work during the appointment period.
- A Curriculum vitae.
- A Research statement: Summary of the research questions, goals, and methodological approaches of current and future projects. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material.
- Teaching statement: experience in and approaches to undergraduate teaching.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- A proposed class syllabus suitable for a Middle East Studies course.
- An official copy of each graduate transcript
- We will conduct interviews with short-listed candidates at MESA 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, or by Skype in late November. Awards will be announced thereafter.
- Mail: Middle East Studies, New Directions in Palestinian Studies Initiative, Brown University, Box 1970, Providence, RI 02912 Tel: +1.401.863.6924 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018.
Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018Edit
The Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges invites applications in all disciplines for Scholar-in-Residence appointments at more than 50 nationally ranked institutions.
Candidates must be U.S. Citizens or unconditional permanent residents committed to and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of the faculty at consortia colleges.
Scholars will receive a salary equivalent to that of Visiting Assistant Professors at their host institution. Scholars will be assigned up to 60% of the teaching load for a full-time faculty member per academic year at the host institution and contribute to other campus activities. Mentoring on teaching, scholarship, and professional life at liberal arts colleges will be provided.
Applications are available to all consortia colleges, which award appointments based on their individual policies, procedures, and academic needs.
For inquiries please contact Suzanne Gockowski at email@example.com
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a terminal degree by July 31, 2019, but not before July 31, 2014. (Maximum of 5 years since degree completion.)
Application Instructions: Please click here to submit a free application via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/51069
Please submit the following documents to complete your dossier: Cover Letter; C.V.; Contact information for three professional references; or upload three confidential letters of recommendation.
Consortium Members Institutions: Allegheny College * Amherst College * Bowdoin College * Bryn Mawr College * Bucknell University * Carleton College *Centre College *Claremont McKenna College *Coe College *College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John's University* College of the Holy Cross * Colorado College *Davidson College *Denison University * DePauw University * Dickinson College *Franklin & Marshall College * Gettysburg College * Grinnell College * Gustavus Adolphus College * Hamilton College * Hampden Sydney College *Haverford College *Hobart and William Smith Colleges *Juniata College * Lafayette College * Lawrence University *Lewis & Clark College * Macalester College * Mount Holyoke College * Muhlenberg College *New College of Florida * Oberlin College * Pitzer College * Pomona College *Providence College * Reed College * Scripps College * Skidmore College * Smith College * St Lawrence University * St. Olaf College * Swarthmore College *The College of Wooster * Trinity College *Union College * University of Richmond *Vassar College *Wabash College * Wellesley College * Whitman College
- Apply By date: October 30, 2018.
Cornell University (NY) - Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit
Continuing to advance its exemplary academic stature and impactful research mission, Cornell University created the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program. The program offers significant independence and resources to top-tier postdoctoral researchers and scholars.The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program encompasses all research disciplines of the Ithaca, Geneva, Cornell Tech, and Weill Cornell Medicine campuses.
Approximately six presidential fellowships are awarded each year, with appointments up to three years. The program supports a steady-state of 18 fellows.
How to Apply: Prospective applicants for the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program can contact any tenure-track or tenured Cornell faculty to serve as sponsor. If a faculty member agrees, then the faculty member provides a letter of recommendation.
Be sure to contact the Cornell faculty member considerably in advance of the deadline, since faculty may receive multiple requests for sponsorship.
✓ Candidate's CV (maximum of four pages)
- Include publication list and PhD graduation date. If not yet graduated, please note the estimated date of graduation.
✓ One- to Two-Page Description of the Proposed Research
- Include a clear statement of objectives and the significance and expected impact of the proposed research if successful. The page limit includes figures, citations, references, and tables. Font size should be no smaller than 11point. Applications exceeding this limit are rejected without review.
✓ Two Letters of Recommendation (maximum of two pages for each letter)
- Include a required letter from the candidate’s PhD thesis adviser, which provides a detailed assessment of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, independent research. The second letter is the candidate’s choice.
✓ Additional Letters of Support from the Cornell Lead Faculty Sponsor—and Secondary if Applicable (maximum of two pages for each letter)
- Include a brief statement of any financial and logistical support of the proposed research, provided by faculty sponsors. These letters are critical and are considered rigorously by the review committee. No other letters need to be included.
For other questions or comments, please contact: Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships, Office of Sponsored Programs, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All materials are due by Monday, October 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm. Late applications are rejected without review.
Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
Academic Years 2019-20 and 2020-21 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Linguistics invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2019. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year.
The Department of Linguistics seeks applications from scholars who take a linguistic approach to problems of broad humanistic significance. Applicants might have expertise in any number of subfields including Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics. We would like to see candidates who can communicate with and learn from both linguists and scholars in other fields, including Philosophy, Literature (critical theory, poetics, metrics, gender studies), History (post-colonial studies, prehistoric archaeology, human population genetics) and Anthropology (language documentation, endangerment, and revitalization, globalization studies).
Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. 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 Linguistics students and advanced undergraduates in related fields. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars and their topics should directly relate to the candidate’s research and integrate linguistic methods in the subfields of either Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics with topics of more general humanistic import.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2013 and no later than June 30, 2019. 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.
- Apply via Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11627, by November 1, 2018.
Cornell University (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
Academic Years 2019-20 and 2020-21 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Science & Technology Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2019. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year.
Cornell’s Department of Science & Technology Studies seeks research projects relating to the topic of public health. Even a cursory scan of the news reveals urgent and complex public health issues around the globe, often combining with environmental, social, and political issues in ways that threaten lives, render land uninhabitable, and tax political and economic systems. Race, gender, sexuality, and wealth disparities are often woven through these issues. From the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, to Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, to healthcare for refugee migrations worldwide, understanding public health crises requires attention to governance, culture, and human struggle – analyses that push well beyond the front-line work of epidemiology and environmental monitoring. For this position, we define public health broadly. Just a few areas of focus could include health disparities, politics and health, migrant or refugee health, epidemiological surveillance (including data and computational techniques), and climate change and health. Disciplinary and methodological areas are open, but they must be consistent with qualitative historical, sociological, anthropological, political, and feminist methods of science and technology studies.
Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. 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 Science & Technology Studies students and advanced undergraduates in related fields. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars, and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests. Examples of recent courses with significant public health content include “What is (an) Epidemic? Infectious Diseases in Historical, Social, and Political Perspective”; “Life Science and Society”; “Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine”; and “Science, Technology, and Politics.”
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2013 and no later than June 30, 2019. 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.
- Apply via Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11625, by November 1, 2018.
Cornell University (NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2019-20 (Focal Theme: Energy) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2019-20 theme of ENERGY. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $50,000. Applicants living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties.
Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses.
2019-20 Invited Society Scholars: The following Invited Society Scholars will each spend a week in residence, leading a seminar with the Fellows and offering a public lecture. Dominic Boyer, Director CENHS (Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences), Professor of Anthropology, Rice University; Brent Hayes Edwards, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Jazz Studies, Columbia University; Cymene Howe, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rice University; Kathi Weeks, Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Duke University.
2019-20 Focal Theme: ENERGY
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residential fellowships that reflect on the theme of energy, its past, present, and futures. Coming from the Greek energeia – work, activity, performance, force – and now synonymous with life and liveliness, verve and vitality, energy underlies the productive forces that animate the natural and social worlds as they scale from the macro to the microcosm: from life music of the planets to dance, poetry, and art; from political movements to modes of labor (whether physical, mental, emotional, or mechanical); from the forces of history up to the carbon age and climate change.
In artistic expression, energy marks the ability to have an effect, to make things move: whether rhetorically by a turn of phrase, musically by organization and modulation of sound, or performatively in the coordination of words and bodies in space. Consider the ‘energy’ of a performance, the je ne sais quoi that sets one artwork, one interpretation, one version apart from others. In the social sphere, energy lies at the heart of labor power, whether human or machine, physical or mental, as well as in the multiple forms of unacknowledged labor: the energy invested in emotional, domestic, undocumented, or poorly paid work. Energy also fuels the political ideas that move people into the streets, to assemble and stand opposed – from #blacklivesmatter and #metoo to labor and equal rights movements. Finally, energy is bound up with mental life: from Freud’s energetic model of the psychic apparatus to the forces behind magical practices, magnetism, rituals, and religions – forces both immaterial and material that span the globe.
In its most timely inquiry, the issue of energy runs up against climate change. From carbon-based and nuclear sources of fuel to renewables such as solar and wind, our modes of dwelling on and sharing the planet (not only with fellow humans) require sustained reflections on energy: its history, uses, and abuses; its relation to ‘progress’ and colonialism; its futures as well as its costs. At stake in the question of energy are not only its political and economical valences, but also the social and cultural forces – the values, beliefs, attitudes, and images that shape our global past, present, and future.
The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in critical dialogue concerning the topic of energy from a variety of disciplinary humanistic perspectives and practices.
Qualifications: Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2019-20 focal theme, ENERGY. 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, 2018. 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. International scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.
Application Procedures: The following application materials must be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11336 on or before OCTOBER 1, 2018. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.
- A curriculum vitae
- A one-page abstract describing the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (no more than 300 words)
- A detailed statement of the research project (1,000 – 2,000 words). Applicants may also include a one-page bibliography of the most essential materials to the project.
- A course proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester and enrollment is limited to fifteen advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course proposal should consist of:
- A brief course description suitable for the University course catalog (50-125 words)
- A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
- A list of the essential texts for the course
- One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)
- Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before OCTOBER 1, 2018.
For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274 Email: email@example.com
Awards will be announced by the end of December 2018.
- Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.
Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit
The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows competition for positions starting September 1, 2019.
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 year appointments, other than standard research trips Neukom Fellows are expected to be in residence. Early departure means early cut-off of support. 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 2019-2020. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.
Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in any discipline or (or expected by September 2019), 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, 2018 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).
Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows - Deadline: 17 Sept. 2018Edit
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)
- are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses
- have access to college resources such as the library and computing center
- do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space
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.
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 2019 – 2022 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2019.
- Application and process: Applications are accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/51456 and must be received on or before September 17, 2018, 11:59PM EDT.
Ford Foundation (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 6 Dec. 2018Edit
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 Program1, political asylees, and refugees, 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.
1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here. Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.
Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (see eligible fields). Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral) for which they are applying.
In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The online application for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs will open on September 4, 2018.
- 2019 Competition Deadlines: 2019 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines: December 6, 2018. 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Supplementary Materials deadline for submitted applications: January 8, 2019. 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Notification of 2019 awards: March 2019
German Historical Institute (DEU) - Binational Tandem Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018Edit
- A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars. For this purpose, the GHI in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University is offering German and North American scholars the opportunity to develop binational research tandems which link up two academics (in each thematic area), one from Germany and one from North America to work on projects, either on:
- the history of knowledge, ideally ones which focus on the development of transatlantic perspectives on the issues they examine
- or, on projects which engage with global history or use transregional approaches.
- Both types of projects should contain productive areas of overlap with the tandem partner either in their topics or in their conceptual frameworks. The two tandem programs present an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.
- Areas of research the GHI is going to develop in the next years are “History of Knowledge,” “Religion and Ethnicity,” and “Spaces and Symbolic Boundaries.” The institute has also developed a strong interest in “Digital history.” Projects that address one of these fields or relate to them in any way are particularly welcome; we are, however, also happy to consider applications focusing on other topics.
- The program is designed for postdoctoral, mid-career, and established historians from Germany and North America. In order to ensure successful collaboration, our preference is for applicants to already have identified their potential tandem partner. We welcome applications from both long-standing binational partnerships as well as from newly created partnerships for the purposes of the fellowship. Preference will also be given to candidates doing original research for a new book project.
- Starting in September 2019, the successful applicants will be in residence at the GHI and invited to participate in GHI activities and events. They will be expected to plan and convene a joint conference or workshop, which will be funded by the GHI, as well as to give a public lecture at Georgetown University. The fellows will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing their research agendas.
- Funding will be provided for a 9-month stay at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC. The monthly stipend will be graded, depending on the academic status applicants will receive between 3,400 and 6000 Euro per month (or the equivalent in USD; for specific amounts please visit the GHI website.
- In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip economy airfare to the US. The GHI regrets that it is unable to provide accommodation for its fellows.
- To apply, please
- an application form,
- send a cover letter
- a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently achieved qualification,
- a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max),
- a one-page proposal for a collaborative project during the fellowship (e.g., a joint publication or a workshop [be aware that any proposal that requires additional funding will have to go through a separate approval process once the fellowship is granted]),
- two samples of your academic writing (an article or a book chapter), and
- the names and contact details of two referees.
- While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (email@example.com)
- The deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.
Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships - Nomination Deadline: 10 Aug. 2018Edit
Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Application 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 addressed 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 caliber 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 instruction 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/institutions involved; however, candidates who have 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 nomination for Junior Fellowships that begin July 1, 2019 is Friday, August 10, 2018. No nomination will be accepted with a postmark past the deadline. Nomination 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 2019–2022 - Deadline: 2 Sept. 2018Edit
- 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, 2014. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 2, 2018. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2019.
- 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, 2019. 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.
- Terms of the Fellowship
- Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and are not allowed to work elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Mandel Scholars are each allotted an office in the Mandel Building on Mount Scopus, where they are to carry out their ongoing research at least four days a week. Scholars will also engage in the Center's joint activities, approximately once a month.
- The fellowship begins on October 1, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2022. Fellows will submit reports on their research at the end of each academic year (by July 15) and in the middle of the second year (by January 15). Reports should focus on the fellow’s research progress during the period reviewed and research goals for the next period.
- The Center’s academic committee is authorized to terminate a fellowship at the end of the first or second year, if the aforementioned terms (sections 1-3) are not met.
- The Fellowship is subject to the Hebrew University’s postdoctoral regulations
- Submission Procedure: Applications are to be submitted via the Humanities section of Hebrew University’s Scholarship System according to the instructions provided there.
- Applicants must submit:
- Online application form
- Curriculum vitae – up to two pages
- List of publications
- Statement of purpose – Please describe, in up to two pages, your academic research goals and intentions for the next couple of years. In your statement, please explain, inter alia, the relationship of your project to your doctoral work and whether it is feasible to pursue it in Jerusalem.
- Academic writing – Please upload an academic publication or writing sample, up to thirty pages long.
- Dissertation abstract – up to two pages
- Two letters of recommendation – Please ask two scholars who know you and your work to submit letters of recommendation, by Sept. 2, according to the guidelines and instructions given on the online system.
- Selection Process: In mid-November 2018, shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited to come to Jerusalem to be interviewed by the Center’s Academic Committee on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
- Please note! the applications system will close on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at 23:59 (Israeli time)
Indiana University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for two CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences, humanities, education, public policy, and media. CRRES fellowships are designed to advance the careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to research, teach, and connect with a mentor and with faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make them 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, 2019 and end on May 31, 2021, 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. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand or a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion and filing by June 30, 2019. 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 and a brief statement (500 words) highlighting contributions to diversity by way of scholarship, pedagogy, and/or community engagement. We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/6218. Materials sent by mail should be sent to: Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Queries should be sent to Dr. Okamoto at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications received by November 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the Center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.
Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate 'Shakespeare in the Royal Collections' - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2018Edit
- Applications are invited for a three year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC funded project, ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’.
- ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’ seeks to establish a new understanding of the relationship of Shakespeare and the royal family, 1714 – to the present, by way of the first thorough investigation of the Shakespeare-related holdings in the Royal Collections, from manuscripts through paintings and prints to performance records.
- The PDRA (one of two) will work on visual culture, with a focus on eighteenth-century material. The post holder will assist the PI and CI in delivering the research outputs of the project and contribute to those outputs: the creation of a website containing digital images of all the Shakespeare-related holdings, a set of annotations and contextual data; an innovative set of 3D visualisations; two symposia and a conference; a TV documentary; and an exhibition at Shakespeare's Globe (2021). The post holder will write a monograph based on Shakespeare-related art and material culture objects in the holdings.
- The selection process will include a panel interview.
- For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Gordon McMullan, email@example.com or Amy Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To apply, please download a new application from the advert to complete and re-upload. Please do not use an old version of the application form as they are specific to the post, and only applicants who have completed the correct form will be considered.
- Placed On: 9th August 2018. Closes: 14th September 2018. Job Ref: 002943
Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - IEG Fellowships for Postdocs - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit
- The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards fellowships for postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, and other historical disciplines.
- The IEG funds research projects on European history from the early modern period until 1989/90. We are particularly interested in projects: with a comparative or cross-border approach, on European history in its relation to the wider world, or on topics of intellectual and religious history.
- Aims: This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme negotiating difference in Europe. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.
- What we offer: The IEG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue your individual research project while living and working for 6–12 months at the Institute in Mainz. The monthly stipend is € 1,800.
- Requirements: During the fellowship you are required to reside at the Institute in Mainz. You actively participate in the IEG's research community and the weekly colloquia. We expect you to present your work at least once during your fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship. We expect proficiency in English and a sufficient command of German to participate in discussions at the Institute.
- Application: Please combine all of your application documents into a single PDF except for the application form and include a word count at the end of your project description. Please send your application to email@example.com. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees. You may write in either English or German; we recommend that you use the language in which you are most proficient.
- Please download the application form here: http://bit.ly/IEG_Postdoc2019
- Please direct your questions about the IEG Fellowship Programme to Barbara Müller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our website: http://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/fellowships
- Posting Date: 07/17/2018. Closing Date: 10/15/2018.
Leiden University (NDL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Buddhist Studies - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018Edit
- Vacancy number: 18-199
- The project: The researcher will carry out research on Buddhist scriptures. This is part of the ERC-funded project, “The Composition of Buddhist Scriptures: Open Philology” headed by Prof. dr. Jonathan A. Silk. Details of the project may be found at https://leidenuniv.academia.edu/JASilk
- Candidates are asked to familiarize themselves with the proposal before submitting an application.
- The project is working to develop architectures for editing Buddhist scriptures which by their nature lack an Ur-text, and therefore cannot be edited in a traditional stemmatic fashion.
- The researcher will contribute to a database which will provide the materials for alignment of the Tibetan and Chinese translations of the Mahāratnakūṭa collection of sūtras, will work on this alignment itself, and will, normally, edit and critically study one or more of the sūtras in this collection. 30% of this appointment will be dedicated to teaching.
- The postholder will have high level knowledge of the relevant Buddhist languages, optimally Chinese, Tibetan and Sanskrit.
- Key responsibilities
- Study one or more sūtras of the Mahāratnakūṭa collection
- Assist in alignment of the Chinese and Tibetan editions of the Mahāratnakūṭa collection
- Cooperate in the supervision of PhD students
- Carry out and publish original research
- Facilitate joint activities and data sharing
- Disseminate the project to non-academic parties and on social media
- Selection Criteria
- A PhD degree in Buddhist Studies or a related field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
- Excellent command of the relevant languages, ideally: Chinese, Tibetan and Sanskrit;
- High level of academic spoken and written English
- Expertise in research on scriptures;
- A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
- Commitment to high-quality research, publication, and dissemination;
- Ability to plan and execute tasks independently and punctually;
- Ability to work as part of and in support of a larger team.
- The Postdoctoral Researcher will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/). LIAS is comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills.
- Terms and conditions: We offer a fulltime, for 38 hours per week, fixed-term post from January 2019 through December 2022. Other start dates are possible, but the project officially ends 31 December 2022.
- Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from € 3,475.- to € 4,757.- (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment.
- Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
- Diversity: Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
- Information: Queries can be directed to Jonathan Silk email, email@example.com
- Applications: Please note: we would like to clarify that we do not have any internal candidate: all applicants will be equally considered. Applications should be sent as soon as possible. Applications should be in English, and be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you include in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:
- A CV including education history and publications;
- Teaching evaluations, if available, and a sample syllabus for a course on some area of Buddhist Studies
- A letter of motivation;
- One sample publication or other piece of written work (e.g. thesis chapter);
- Names, positions and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters).
- Posting Date: 07/03/2018. Closing Date: 09/01/2018.
Liverpool John Moores University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History - Deadline: 6 Sept. 2018Edit
- The School of Humanities and Social Science is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in History.
- The Fellow will join the Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award project, “Growing Old in the Soviet Union, 1945-1991”. The project, led by Dr Susan Grant, brings together a high calibre team to examine state approaches to ageing that include scientific research, healthcare policy, medical services, and psychiatry.
- Analysing the reasons behind mental illness amongst older people will deepen our understanding of the links between state, society, and citizens. Research will assess Soviet psychiatry with regard to older populations and link to broader social and cultural issues.
- You will work closely with the PI to investigate healthcare for older adults with a particular focus on mental health and ageing. There will be some scope to develop your own research questions in consultation with the PI. Your research experience should connect to at least one of the following areas of Russian and Soviet history: psychiatry; history of medicine; the social and cultural history of Russia/the Soviet Union.
- Duties include conducting library and archive research in Russia, conducting oral history interviews in Russia, publishing a peer-reviewed article and chapter, and contributing to the dissemination of the research findings of the whole “Growing Old” project. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available from 21 January 2019 to contract end date 20 January 2021.
- Informal enquires may be made by email to Dr Susan Grant, email: email@example.com
- For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please click here
- Closes: 6th September 2018.
National Humanities Institute (USA:NC) - Residential Fellowships for 2019-2020 - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2018Edit
- The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.
- Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.
- Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 17, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/.
New York University (NY) - Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies - Deadline: 21 Jen. 2019Edit
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, 2019, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. CEMS seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following fields of Mediterranean Studies: comparative European and Mediterranean politics, anthropology, or sociology; or modern Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning Southern Europe and the Mediterranean regions. Additionally, we would value academic interest in the European Union and issues of Mediterranean migration and cultural diversity. Responsibilities include teaching three graduate and undergraduate courses per year - possibly including a graduate research methods seminar and overseeing undergraduate independent studies. The position also involves a significant role in advising theses for both master’s students and undergraduate honors majors. Service to the program will 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 2014 and no later than August 1, 2019. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/51492. For more information about the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, please visit the website at http://cems.as.nyu.edu/page/employment. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three references, and a list of courses taught. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission. As part of your letter of interest, please provide a paragraph describing how diversity figures in your past and present teaching and research. Looking forward, how would you imagine bringing issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming concerns of NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies?
- The deadline for applications is January 21, 2019.
Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates in Philosophy of Religion - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2018Edit
The University Center for Human Values, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Philosophy invite applications for two inaugural postdoctoral positions in the new Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (PPPR). We aim to support highly promising scholars who are trained in philosophy of religion, the religious thought of some historical period or culture, theories and methods in the study of religion, or related areas, in developing a research agenda in philosophy of religion broadly-construed.
Candidates selected will be affiliated with the University Center for Human Values and invited to participate in its programs, as well as in the activities of the Departments of Religion and Philosophy. Candidates will be expected to contribute the equivalent of one course each year to the University Center and/or the Departments. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to the philosophy of religion (subject to approval by Project Directors, the Department Chair or Chairs, and the Dean of the Faculty) or service to the Project or Center of some other sort, subject to approval of the Project and Center directors.
Qualifications: Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date, September 1, 2019. Applicants should not have held the degree for more than three years by the date of appointment. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.
Applicants' dissertation research need not be specifically in philosophy of religion, but successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in this area (again, broadly-construed) during their time at Princeton. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous work, the promise of the proposed research project, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at Princeton. The capacity to contribute to the University's teaching program will also be considered.
Term of Appointment: The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2019, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence in Princeton for the duration of the appointment.
How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7881and include the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,200 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. The proposal should include a title for the project as a whole. 3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 10,000 words) that best represents your scholarly achievement or potential; 3. A sample syllabus for a course in philosophy of religion, broadly-construed; 4. Contact information for two referees, who may be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
- In order to ensure a full review, these materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST, and letters of reference should be submitted by end of business day on Monday November 26, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled, but applications lacking any of the elements listed above by November 26 may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced in late March 2019.
- Also posted at Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019
Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit
- Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
- During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
- All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.
- Postdoctoral applicants may apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7241.
- Early career fellows may apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7262.
- Senior fellows may apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7263.
- For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, see http://piirs.princeton.edu/funggfp/call-applications.
- Applications are due on November 9, 2018.
Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 22 Aug. 2018Edit
The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-22 fellowship competition. Four fellowships will be awarded:
- Two Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society
- One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
- One Fellowship in LGBT Studies
Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see the Society’s website princeton.edu/sf/ for fellowship details, eligibility, disciplines and application.
Appointed in the Humanities Council and academic departments, postdoctoral fellows pursue their research, attend weekly seminars and teach half-time as lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, fellows teach one course each semester; in their third year, only one course. The salary for 2019-2020 will be approximately $88,800. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year.
Applicants holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2017. Applicants not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation - approximately half - at the time of application. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2019. Candidates for/recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence and from Princeton University are not eligible. Applicants may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows.
Selection is based on exceptional scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise, range and quality of teaching experience, and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants, and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds.
- You can apply for this position online at http://www.princeton.edu/sf
- Applicants are asked to submit an online application by August 22, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST).
Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Mellon Fellowships of Scholars in the Humanities - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a term of two years (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s 15 humanities departments or through an interdisciplinary program. Recipients are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.
Program admissions focus on selected fields of humanities scholarship in each application year on a rotating basis. Eligible fields for the 2018 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2019) are:
- Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
We invite applicants from any field whose work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in one of the eligible Stanford departments or programs. Candidates should specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field for which they would like to be considered.
Candidates for this competition must have received their PhD between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2019. Stanford PhDs and employees are not eligible for consideration.
The stipend for 2018-19 will be $80,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.
- Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 1, 2018. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon.
University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany & Austria) - Deadline: 31 Jul. 2018Edit
- The Research Associate (PDRA) will work closely with Professor Mary Fulbrook, Professor Stephanie Bird and Dr Stefanie Rauch on an AHRC-funded three-year collaborative research project entitled ‘Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism’, more information about which can be found in the appendix to the job description and person specification. The main duties of the role are: to undertake his/her own research into an aspect of the collaborative research project, as outlined above, with a defined research plan; to write academic articles on the research undertaken as part of the project; to work towards a monograph on the research; to collaborate with team members in the production of an edited volume; to prepare and present the findings of research activities to colleagues and other audiences as relevant; to participate pro-actively in regular team meetings, and in the planning, organisation and implementation of seminars, workshops, conferences, public events, a mobile exhibition, and other relevant activities related to the project; to take a lead in developing and running the activities of the UCL Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, based in the IAS. The post is funded for 29 months in the first instance.
- Key Requirements; PhD in a relevant subject area (NB the thesis must have been successfully passed and confirmed by no later than 31 July 2018). Expertise in 20th-century German and European history during and/or following the Nazi era. Theoretical expertise and knowledge relevant to analysis of material concerning perpetrators. Experience in the analysis of relevant source materials produced in varying historical contexts. Proven ability to analyse and write about complex historical material. Demonstrable potential for publishing academic work of high quality. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Fluency (written and spoken) in German and English. Experience of working in a research environment. Ability and willingness to travel within the UK and overseas on an occasional basis.
- UCL vacancy reference: 1733694
- Applicants should apply online.
- If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Catherine Stokes - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
- Closes: 31st July 2018.
- Interview Date: 23 August 2018
University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 19 Jul. 2018Edit
- Full Time Fixed term for 3 years starting January 2019
- 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 Mobilisation in 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 exilic and diasporic networks and their hubs (e.g. Kuwait, Damascus, London etc.) in the transnational mobilisation of Twelver Shii communities in the last 50 years.
- The research fellow will have PhD on a topic related to thematic remit of the post (e.g. transnational religio-political activism in the contemporary Middle East), a very good command of Arabic, a 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.
- Further information about the project: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211385_en.html
- This is a full-time post with duration of three years, with an anticipated start date of January 2019.
- Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
- To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference 59423 in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs
- Informal enquiries should be directed to Oliver Scharbrodt at O.Scharbrodt@bham.ac.uk
- Application Closes: 19th July 2018.
University of California (CA) - President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
THE PROGRAM. 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 and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non‐traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
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 $49,200 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.
APPLICATION. Apply online at: http://ppfp.ucop.edu
- DEADLINE: November 1, 2018.
- NOTE: Applicants also eligible for UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs.
University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018Edit
- Fixed term contract for four years
- Christ’s College, Cambridge 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 2019 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: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, English, History and Philosophy of Science, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theology.
- A Junior Research Fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2018. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
- The annual stipend of a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,285 (with a PhD) or £19,850 (without a PhD) provided that the Fellow is not paid from elsewhere (other than remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week). Fellows living out of College receive a non-pensionable living-out allowance of £4,405 (with a PhD) or £2,016 (without a PhD).
- In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that a Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges or a Fellow. Privileges include seven free meals per week, the possibility of financial support for expenses associated with their research, use of a study room or possibly single accommodation in 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 25th October 2018. Reports from two referees must also be received by the same deadline for the application to be eligible. Interviews are expected to be on or around Thursday 10th January 2019 and further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.
University of Cambridge, Jesus' College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 29 Aug. 2018Edit
- Applications are invited for three Research Fellowships, one to be held in Science and two in the Arts. The Fellowships are fixed-term three year Research Fellowships normally commencing on 1 October 2019, 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/ from 27 July 2018.
- 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 five 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 £21,585. The College is able to assist in the provision of subsidised accommodation, subject to availability, and 7 free meals per week. Certain research benefits may be reimbursed. Research fellows may join the University Superannuation Scheme.
- The application process is available online at https://jrf.jesus.cam.ac.uk from Friday 27 July 2018. Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 29 August 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to upload one copy of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words and also a 500 word statement regarding the importance of their current and proposed work by Monday 8 October.
- A further shortlist will be made and those candidates will be invited for interview on 16th November 2018. The College is an equal opportunities employer.
University of Cambridge, King's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship in Immateriality 2019 - 2023 - Deadline: 6 Sept. 2018Edit
- Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Junior Research Fellowship in Immateriality 2019 - 2023
- King’s College Cambridge invites applications for a four-year Junior Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of immateriality.
- Materialism has long been an important theme in both historical studies (Marx etc.) and in philosophy. In the last few years the theme of materiality, the way the physical properties of an object have cultural consequences, has inspired a vast body of research, giving rise to talk of a ‘material turn’ in literary and historical studies. But even properly to understand the role of material, we badly need to explore materiality’s converse, immateriality. What is the immaterial, if indeed it ‘is’ anything at all? This call for applications is open to investigations of immateriality in its own right, for example as a concept in the history of philosophy; it is also open to projects concerned with the relation between the material (artefactual, biological, geological, etc.) and the immaterial. The latter might include, for example, research on intimations of immateriality, such as hauntings or symbolism perceived in material objects; analysis of the intellectual means by which the material is ordered, such as ‘form’, ‘scheduling’, ‘discipline’ or ‘evolution’; study of the digital imagination as it relates to technological and human constraints; the building of ideology into the design of objects or infrastructure, such as ‘anti-homeless architecture’; or research on immaterial aspects of the human body in the context of biological reductionism.
- This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to encourage such research by enabling the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on some aspect of immateriality in the context of recent advances in any of the following range of disciplines: philosophy, history, archaeology, classics, anthropology, psychology, architecture, literature, art and music studies, psychology.
- The ideal candidate for this Junior Research Fellowship will have a strong background in one or more disciplines within the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences and have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of immateriality, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications both how their future work relates to the work that they have already done, and to explain clearly how their proposed project relates to existing studies on their chosen theme. The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community and to organise academic activities in the form of seminars/workshops/conferences (for which the College will provide modest funding).
- A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2019 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2017).
- The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on Thursday, 6th September 2018.
- Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King's College website: http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/junior-research-fellowships.html
University of Cambridge, Queens' College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 7 Sept. 2018Edit
- The College intends to appoint two Junior Research Fellows, one in Geography and one in History, from 1 October 2019. The competition is open to eligible graduates who are engaged in research in either of the following subject areas: Geography (with special focus on technology and/or capitalism and/or global inequality; or History (with special focus on gender history, or the history of political thought, or the history of the USA).
- Purpose: The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowships is to offer early-career academics of exceptional intellectual calibre the opportunity to pursue research for up to three years at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
- The Junior Research Fellowships are early-career appointments open to graduates who are well advanced in their doctoral research or who have recently completed it, and they may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. The Fellowship is stipendiary in the case of those for whom it would be their first substantial salaried academic or research appointment. Salary starts at £22,214 for a postdoctoral appointment (or £19,241 for a pre-doctoral appointment), together with benefits worth over £4,343 p.a. Candidates who have recently taken up, or are about to take up, a salaried postdoctoral research position within the University of Cambridge are eligible and welcome to apply for a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship. Successful candidates will be encouraged to take an active part in the academic life of the relevant department of theUniversity of Cambridge.
- Applications Procedure: Applications are to be submitted electronically via our online application system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/qu_jrf.aspx
- Contact: If you, your research supervisor or your referees have any queries about the online application procedure or are unable to use the online application form, please contact Miss Beverley Harris (Deputy Head of Tutorial Services) by e-mail (email@example.com) or telephone (01223 331941 or +44 1223 331941) for further advice.
- Completed applications must be submitted via the online system no later than 1200 BST (1100 GMT) on Friday 7 September 2018. Applicants are entirely responsible for ensuring the completeness of their applications. Neither incomplete nor late applications will be considered.
- Interviews: Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 November 2018.
University of Cambridge, St John's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2019 - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019Edit
- St John’s College invites applications for Research Fellowships tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2019. 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.
- For details please see https://sjcamrf.flexigrant.com
- Applications must be submitted online and received by 14.00 BST on Monday 1 October 2018.
University of Chicago (IL) - Harper and Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 12 Oct. 2018Edit
The College at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. Collegiate Assistant Professors 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 eight 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; Poetry and the Human; 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, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach in five 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; Global Society; and Social Science Inquiry. Some Collegiate Assistant Professors 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, 2019. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.
In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Collegiate Assistant Professor 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 position comes with an annual salary for 2019-20, of $70,890, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $5,000. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2019.
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, 2018.
These positions are part of the Service Employees International Union.
- Important deadlines: On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018. Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018. This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.
University of Freiburg (DEU) - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies - Junior & Senior Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018Edit
- The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships. The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following Individual Marie S. Curie FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2019/20(Fellowships start: September 1, 2019)
- Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years of post-doctoral experience)
- Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years of post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)
- The FCFP is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. About 25 FCFP fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities and all disciplines. Note, however, that applicants may not have resided or have carried out their main activity in Germany for more than a total of 12 months during the 3-year period prior to the application deadline.
- Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months in the junior scheme may be applied for. FRIAS offers the opportunity for FCFP Junior Fellows to prolong the fellowship for up to three months for secondments in and collaboration with non-academic partner institutions in Freiburg and the region.
- Fellowships are awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to experience and capability to conduct the research project will also be taken into account during the evaluation of the applications.
- Application is open to proposals from all disciplines that can be supported at the University of Freiburg.
- Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance (junior: ca. 4.600 € per month pre-tax; senior: ca. 6.700 € per month pre-tax, additional regulations apply for applicants with unlimited work contracts at their home institution), a research cost contribution (theoretical sciences: up to 450 € per month, experimental sciences: up to 1.050 € per month), a budget for individual training, a travel allowance and a mobility allowance. Fellows accompanied by at least one child receive an additional monthly family allowance.
- FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, engineering, and medicine. The Institute supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers.
- The institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries. Special attention is given to fellows who plan to come to Freiburg together with their families. FRIAS makes every effort to provide tailor-made solutions with regard to suitable accommodation, child care and educational facilities.
- The FCFP call for applications is co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, People, Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND)".
- Information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided at http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/funding-programmes/cofund.
- More information on FRIAS is available at: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.
- The completed FCFP application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application website for External Senior Fellowships or Junior Fellowships and submitted by September 15, 2018.
University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Fellows 2019-2021 - All Departments in College of LSA - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit
The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding scholars in all liberal arts fields whose research/scholarship and/or teaching/mentoring and/or service/engagement will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals of our institution.
The two-year fellowship provides early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.
The LSA Collegiate Fellows program was launched in 2016 as a major college initiative aimed at recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars with demonstrated commitments to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community. The program is administered by U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) in conjunction with LSA academic departments.
- Applications are welcome from any humanities, social science, or natural science field represented in LSA academic departments. Please see website listed below for list of departments/units and other eligibility descriptions.
- LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits. 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 their host department. The remainder of the Fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each Fellow will also receive career advising from faculty mentor(s) during the fellowship.
Program, eligibility, and application information can be found at https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html. Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fellowship Period: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021. Application Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018.(the deadline for applicants to the department of Economics will be Thursday, November 1, 2018)
University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows - Deadline: 25 Sept. 2018Edit
The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, the humanities, and in the professional schools.
The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2016 and September 1, 2019. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.
Each Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. The current annual stipend is $60,000. Fellows are eligible for participation in the University health, dental, and life insurance programs. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments.
Fellows are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor for the academic years of appointment (September to May) and to participate in the activities of the Society of Fellows. Off-campus research leave during academic terms will be permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Chair of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave. Any leave granted will count as part of the fellowship tenure.
- Apply at: https://societyoffellows.umich.edu/app/ (The application form will be available August 1.)
- Application deadline: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1 PM (EDT).
University of Michigan (MI) - 2019-20 Yiddish Fellowship - Deadline: 8 Oct. 2018Edit
- Fellowship Opportunity
- Theme 2019-2020: Yiddish Matters
- The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 theme, “Yiddish Matters.”
- Applications are encouraged from scholars of all ranks (Ph.D. required) working on topics that fit under the increasingly broad rubric of Yiddish studies. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the historical development of the Yiddish language; the role and position of Yiddish within Jewish communities around the world; literary, cinematic, theatrical, comedic and/or musical productions in and about Yiddish; Yiddish journalism; the practice and theory of translation from and into Yiddish; institutions focused on preserving and disseminating Yiddish culture; the role of Yiddish in modern Jewish political ideologies; and Yiddish in relation to other world languages.
- The major goal of the Frankel Institute is to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promote an atmosphere of openness, and encourage constructive criticism. It seeks to advance Jewish Studies globally and considers diversity and pluralism as fundamental characteristics of a public university and emphasizes such principles in all endeavors. Additionally, the Institute offers a broad range of events to the public, including lectures, symposia, art exhibitions, and musical performances.
- Applications due 8 Oct 2018.
University of Oxford (UK) - All Souls College - Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Deadline: 7 Sept. 2018Edit
Location: All Souls College, Oxford Salary: £41,231 to £44,052 (including housing allowance of £9,533 if eligible) Hours: Full-Time Contract: Contract/Temporary
All Souls College invites applications for up to four Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, one in each of the following subjects: Literature in English; Mathematics; Modern Languages; and Social and Political Sciences (limited to Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, and Sociology). Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2019 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College. The Fellowship are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable.
The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research. But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.
Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates after 1 August 2016 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2019. (The successful candidates must have completed their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships.) Candidates must be able to demonstrate, both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers.
- Application URL: https://www.asc.ox.ac.uk/post-doctoral-research-fellowships-2018-further-particulars
- Deadline: Sep 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies (UK:Eng) - Wainwright Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit
- The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fellow is a prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship role. The intention is to offer an opportunity for an outstanding scholar at an early stage in her/his academic career to obtain experience in research. Ideally, applicants will demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community. The research may be conducted at any UK University with appropriate supervision in the designated areas.
- The Fellow will carry out a significant piece of publishable research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan). This will involve managing the academic research and associated administration, through small-scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work within deadlines. The Fellow will adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials as necessary, preparing, reviewing and refining working theories and analysing data from a variety of sources. The preparation of research publication(s) is an important aspect of the role, as is present the research findings at appropriate forums. The Fellow will also develop new research proposals, and ideas for generating research income, as and when the opportunity arises.
- The successful applicant will present a credible proposal for research and publication in the relevant field, and have or plan to develop research impact and public engagement skills. Demonstrating excellent skills in preparing research findings for publication, she/he will have the potential to produce outputs that will be recognised as excellent within the Research Excellence Framework. Candidates must demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop an effective research programme, which is also coherent, well-organised and deliverable. Time management skills, the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines, and skills in analysis of and research into complex ideas, concepts or theories, will be required.
- This is a fixed-term position, for 1 year initially with the potential to be renewed for up to a further 2 years.
- Note: the University is currently also advertising for a Wainwright Early Career Fellowship for 6 months, https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKN988/wainwright-early-career-fellow/
- The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 October 2018.
University of Pennsylvania (PA) – Katz Center Visiting Fellowship 2019-20 - The Jewish Home - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018Edit
The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.
The Katz Center will devote our 2019–2020 fellowship year to the home—to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life, including the very definition of home.
As an object of inquiry, the home has not one door but many. We are planning a year that will look into the Jewish home across many different thresholds/entryways and look back out from the home into the broader world. Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of consumption and display; the ritual study of the life cycle as it plays out in domestic contexts; and urban studies that approach the home as part of neighborhoods or larger social contexts, among others.
Eligible projects may be focused on the home in any period of Jewish history, extending from the four room houses of Iron Age Canaan to contemporary Jewish retirement communities. The year is also open to projects that may not be focused on the home per se but are helpful for understanding it, such as research on the history of privacy or the anthropology of childhood. The Center’s goal is to support individual projects, but it also seeks to develop an intellectually diverse cohort which means the ideal applicant will be one willing to learn from and work with scholars from other disciplines or focused on other periods.
Eligibility: The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive their degree no later than August 2019.
Please visit http://katz.sas.upenn.edu for more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program and to access the online application portal.
- Application opens: June 1, 2018. Application deadline: October 31, 2018. Announcement of fellowship recipients: March 31, 2019. Commencement of fellowship period: Variable, from September 2019 to May 2020. Duration of fellowship period: One semester (fall or spring) or full academic year.
- Also posted at Jewish Studies 2018-2019
University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2019-2020 (Theme: Kinship) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit
- Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2019-2020 academic year on the general theme of KINSHIP. 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 2010 and December 2018). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during fellowship year: August 1 - May 31). Stipend: $56,225 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3,000 research fund.
- Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. 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 2019, you are not eligible to apply for this fellowship cycle, and no exceptions will be considered.
- Full fellowship guidelines, 'KINSHIP' topic description, and downloadable application: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/
- Application deadline: October 15, 2018.
University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - TWO UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2019-2021 - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit
- The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities; and one in the social sciences and/or professional disciplines—to begin in September 2019 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records.
- The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies are for two years, renewable for an additional (third) year. Fellows will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of UCIS and REEES, as well as the department or professional school with which they are affiliated.
- Each of the UCIS/REEES Fellows will teach one course in the first year, two in the second year, and two in the third year, if the fellowship is extended. The specific courses to be taught will be determined according to fellows’ interests, the needs of their departments, and REEES. At least once during the fellowship period, each Fellow will serve as the instructor for the interdisciplinary REEES capstone course, in which undergraduates undertake a major research project as part of the REEES certificate program requirements. Fellows will additionally support the Center’s annual graduate and undergraduate student conferences and other Center outreach activities.
- The Center particularly seeks candidates who are ready to join the curriculum development team for the project Water in Central Asia, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and are interested in co-teaching an undergraduate course (listed in History or Political Science) as part of this initiative.
- The annual stipend will be $47,476 plus benefits. The UCIS/REEES Fellows are eligible to apply for REEES Faculty Small Grants for up to $3,000 annually to support their research.
- Eligibility: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional disciplines who have received the Ph.D. or final professional degree from a university other than the University of Pittsburgh no earlier than December 2016. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from their department chair or advisor stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. The fellowship may not begin before the candidate has actually received the Ph.D. or equivalent final degree in a professional discipline. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose application is supported by an agreement from a current University of Pittsburgh faculty member to serve as mentor for the candidate during the period of the fellowship.
- Applicants must clearly specify whether their application is for: UCIS/REEES Postdoctoral Fellowship: Arts and Humanities OR UCIS/REEES Postdoctoral Fellowship: Social Sciences and Professional Disciplines.
- All applications must include:
1. Application form 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Statement of current research interests that outlines the goals of the research to be undertaken during the term of the fellowship (1,000 words maximum). 4. One writing sample no longer than 25 pages 5. Copy of the Dissertation Table of Contents 6. Two-page statement of teaching interests and two course proposals (including subject area, brief syllabus and proposed methods) for 15-week courses directed toward advanced undergraduates or graduate students. As part of their two-page statement, applicants should address their interest/preparedness to teach the NEH courses on Water in Central Asia in History or Political Science and the REEES undergraduate capstone course. 7. Names, professional titles, and email addresses of three references
- Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered. A committee will review all applications and contact a smaller pool of candidates for Skype interviews. Final notifications will take place by March 1, 2019.
University of San Diego (CA) - REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments Post Doctoral Resarch Associate (Social Science/STS/Engineering Ed Research Associate) - Deadline: 26 July 2018 (Open Until Filled)Edit
- The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is seeking candidates for one or more years as a postdoctoral research associate to work on the National Science Foundation grant: IUSE/PFE REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED): “Developing Changemaking Engineers”. (Yes, that is the correct capitalization). This position will collaborate with faculty, students, and industry partners to assist in producing and disseminating activities in and out of the university classroom in support of our model for collaborative change to redefine the “engineering canon” and develop “Changemaking Engineers”. The RED abstract can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1519453
- Our School of Engineering is revolutionizing engineering education, with the aim of preparing students to innovate engineering solutions developed within a contextual framework that embeds humanitarian, sustainable and social justice approaches. It also seeks to infuse professional skills into the curriculum and align these with our institutional context. This requires an enhanced curriculum with a focus on student teamwork, a greater consideration of social and economic factors, improved communication with diverse constituents, and reflection on an ethical understanding of decisions and solutions.
- Application should include: curriculum vitae, research statement/plans, and a cover letter to include a statement of how you fit with the goals of the USD NSF RED grant to develop changemaking engineers.
- For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JZgCrn
- Anticipated starting date: Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.
- Application deadline: open until filled. For best consideration, please submit application by July 26, 2018.
University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant, Department of History - Deadline: 16 Aug. 2018Edit
- The Department of History is seeking to appoint a fixed term Research Assistant to work with Prof Julia Hillner on the project ‘Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives (c. 330-735)’.
- The project will analyse how early medieval history-writing fitted women and their networks into stories of conflict and peace-building during a historical period that was marred by warfare, feud and religious conflict. The project seeks to enhance the field of early medieval gender history by moving away from the study of individual women and their relationships with individual men, to a quantitative large-scale investigation of women's social roles as presented in different narratives, using digital methods of network analysis that have never before been employed to study early medieval gender. The research is based on a selection of late antique and early medieval source types (hagiography, chronicles and church histories).
- As a Research Assistant, your primary task will be to analyse a selection of late antique Ancient Greek sources, with a special emphasis on the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea. In close collaboration with the project’s research associate, you will mine these texts for information on female relationships based on the project’s network data model and prepare the data for analysis by the project’s principal investigator and scientific co-investigators. You are expected to attend project meetings held during the time that you will be working for this project. An appropriately qualified candidate may have the opportunity to work towards a joint publication with the project team.
- Applicants should be highly motivated, have an excellent command of Ancient Greek and experience of studying gender in ancient and/or medieval societies. Applicants should demonstrate willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and to engage with new digital technologies and methodologies. A good honours degree (or equivalent experience) is also essential.
- apply online
- Deadline: 16 Aug. 2018.
University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Kingdon Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
The Institute for Research in the Humanities will offer two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for 2019-2020 to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, the Kingdon Fellowship sponsors scholars working in the humanities in 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. They may explore various forms of the Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religions to other aspects of society within or outside of Europe.
Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Institute throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.
Review call for applications below for more information. Only applications submitted online through Interfolio will be considered. Link to the Interfolio application form for 2019-2020 is available below.
- 2019-2020 Kingdon Fellowship Call for Applications
- 2019-2020 Kingdon Fellowship Application Form
- Applications are due Thursday, November 1, 2018. Notification of the awards will be in March 2019.
University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Solmsen Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit
The Institute for Research in the Humanities will offer five Solmsen Fellowships for 2019-2020 to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Solmsen Fellowships sponsor scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art 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 also welcome. The Solmsen Fellowship does not typically support editions or translations.
Solmsen 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. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.
Review call for applications below for more information. Only applications submitted online through Interfolio will be considered. Link to the Interfolio application form for 2019-2020 is available below.
- 2019-2020 Solmsen Fellowship Call for Applications
- 2019-2020 Solmsen Fellowship Application Form
- Applications are due Thursday, November 1, 2018. Notification of the awards will be in March 2019.
VolkswagenStiftung and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (DEU / USA) - VW / Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2020 - US Deadline: 11 Sept. 2018Edit
The VolkswagenStiftung and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite postdoctoral researchers in the humanities to apply for fellowships. The programme addresses young researchers (postdocs) in the humanities from the U.S. and Germany seeking to spend an academic year at a research institution in the respective other country.
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is one of 14 research institutions in Germany participating as a partner and host organization in this joint fellowship programme of the Volkswagen Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Applications must be written in English and submitted to the Volkswagen Foundation electronically via the online application system: https://portal.volkswagenstiftung.de/
PDF version of the call for applications for the academic year 2019/20 here.
- Application deadline for researchers from the U.S.: September 11, 2018. Application deadline for researchers from Germany: September 4, 2018
Waseda University (JPN) - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Humanities - Deadline: 28 Jun. 2018Edit
- Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) was established in September 2006 to enable promising and talented researchers to focus on their research activities under fixed-term contracts in a rich research environment. Around 40 researchers have been working on advanced research in a wide range of themes and with no limitation as to field of study. The Institute is currently recruiting researchers for AY2019 as detailed below.
- Recruitment Fields: Fields corresponding to Humanities
- Position: Assistant Professor (without tenure) or Associate Professor (without tenure)
- Period of Appointment: Three years from the date of appointment.
- In principle, the start date is April 1, 2019.
- Application Qualifications: Persons with a doctorate. It is desirable for the doctorate to have been obtained within 10 years of April 1, 2019; Persons who expect to obtain a doctorate by April 1, 2019; Persons with scholarly attainment equivalent to persons who have obtained a doctorate as of April 1, 2019, and who have research experience at a research institution
- Research Theme: The Institute seeks to broadly recruit researchers who will undertake highly creative research projects that have the potential to identify issues for the future, and carve out new fields of study in the areas of Humanities. For further information, please visit our website.
- Working Conditions (1) Waseda University will be the researcher’s primary place of employment (2) Place of Work: Waseda University, Tokyo Japan (3) Other working conditions will be in accordance with regulations of Waseda University
- Salary: A salary will be paid in accordance with regulations concerning payment of salary of Waseda University.
- Application Procedures: Complete Online Registration Form on the website (see below), and submit the application documents specified below through the online form. When the registration is successfully completed, a confirmation message will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the online form. Please make sure to use the application form specified below and note that the application documents cannot be accepted by e-mail, post or any procedure other than submitting through the Online Registration Form.
- Application Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Research Plan (Please use the specified form.)
- (1) First selection stage (document screening)
- Applicants will be notified of selection results by e-mail in early August 2018.
- (2) Second selection stage (document screening)
- Applicants who pass the first stage should submit their principal research achievements (three or fewer, with three copies of each) and Letters of recommendation by the middle of August.
- (3)Third selection stage (interview)
- In early October 2018 (tentative)
- Applicants who pass the second stage will be notified of further information by one week before the interview date.
- Travel expenses to the interview (at Waseda University) are to be borne by the applicant.
- (4) Notification of Results
- December 2018 (tentative)
- Submission of application documents through the Online Registration Form must be completed by this date & time. For further details, online registration and specified forms, please visit our website https://www.waseda.jp/inst/wias/news-en/2018/04/27/5268/
- Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before submitting your application http://www.waseda.jp/wias/2019_application/EN_FAQs_2019.pdf
- Contact: Please contact us through Online Inquiry form https://www.waseda.jp/inst/wias/en/contact/
- Deadline for Application: 28 June 2018 (Thursday), 5 P.M. (Japan time).
- June 4: Interesting - FAQs say that salary varies according to position ~and~ age.
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 3 Dec. 2018Edit
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 interpretive social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2019, and no earlier than June 30, 2014) for a position as Fellow. In September 2019, 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 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 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 email@example.com with additional questions.
- Submit materials to Interfolio at the following link by December 3, 2018. http://apply.interfolio.com/52160 (Portal opens September 1, 2018.)