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Upcoming DeadlinesEdit

  • 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
  • 29 Aug. 2018: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK:Scot and CHN) - Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2018/9
  • 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
  • 3 Sept. 2018: University of the Free State (ZAF) - International Studies Group Post-doctoral Fellowship 2019
  • 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: University of New South Wales (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 11 Sept. 2018 (US Deadline): VolkswagenStiftung and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (DEU / USA) - VW / Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2020
  • 13 Sept. 2018: University of Helsinki, Collegium of Advanced Studies (FIN) - Postdocs
  • 14 Sept. 2018: Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate 'Shakespeare in the Royal Collections'
  • 14 Sept. 2018: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) Faculty of Philosophy - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Philosophy of Phenemonology
  • 15 Sept. 2018: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg (DEU)- Junior & Senior Fellowships
  • 16 Sept. 2018: Australian National University (AUS) - Postdoctoral Fellow - 'How China Shapes the International Economic Order'
  • 17 Sept. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows
  • 17 Sept. 2018: University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships
  • 20 Sept. 2018: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2019-2020 (CAN)
  • 21 Sept. 2018: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 25 Sept. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - Michigan Society of Fellows
  • 28 Sept. 2018: University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships
  • 28 Sept. 2018: University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Research Associates on the Faith in the Town Project
  • 30 Sept. 2018: Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2 posts)
  • 30 Sept. 2018: University of Bern (SUI) - Postdoctoral Research Assistant North American Literature
  • 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: Dartmouth College (NH) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships - Leslie Center for the Humanities
  • 1 Oct. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 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
  • 1 Oct. 2018: University of Cincinnati,Department of Sociology - Ohio Policy Evaluation Network Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2 Oct. 2018: Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University, 2019-2020*3 Oct. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow: Media History of Science and Religion
  • 4 Oct. 2018: University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (UK:Eng) - (Three) Research Fellowships 2019
  • 5 Oct. 2018: University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum (UK:Eng) - Ashmolean-Getty Paper Project Research Fellow
  • 7 Oct. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow: Sociology of Science and Religion
  • 8 Oct. 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - 2019-20 Yiddish Fellowship
  • 11 Oct. 2018: University of Oxford, Magdalen College  (UK:Eng) - Fellowship by Examination (JRF)
  • 12 Oct. 2018: University of Chicago (IL) - Harper and Schmidt Fellows
  • 15 Oct. 2018: eikones, University of Basel — NOMIS Fellowships
  • 15 Oct. 2018: Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - IEG Fellowships for Postdocs
  • 15 Oct. 2018: University of Bath (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 15 Oct. 2018: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2019-2020 (Theme: Kinship)
  • 15 Oct. 2018: University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Criticism Lab
  • 17 Oct. 2018: National Humanities Institute (USA:NC) - Residential Fellowships for 2019-2020
  • 17 Oct. 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 18 Oct. 2018: European University Institute - Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 18 Oct. 2018: Lancaster University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Ethics
  • 19 Oct. 2018: University of Cambridge, Homerton College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 20 Oct. 2018: University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor in Migration and Multicultural Societies
  • 21 Oct. 2018: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Senior Research Associate IUSSP Scientific Programme on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development
  • 22 Oct. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Watson Institution Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 24 Oct. 2018: ACLS/Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art (USA)
  • 24 Oct. 2018: Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs
  • 24 Oct. 2018: Oxford Brookes University (UK:Eng) - Vice Chancellor Research Fellowship in History
  • 25 Oct. 2018: European University Institute - Jean Monnet Fellowships
  • 25 Oct. 2018: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 26 Oct. 2018: University of York (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 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: Bard Graduate Centre (USA:NY) - Research Fellowship
  • 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: Harvard University (MA) - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 1 Nov. 2018: Indiana University (IN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
  • 1 Nov. 2018: Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020
  • 1 Nov. 2018: New York University - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - NYUAD Institute / Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World
  • 1 Nov. 2018: Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Mellon Fellowships of Scholars in the Humanities
  • 1 Nov. 2018: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 1 Nov. 2018: University of California (CA) - President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1 Nov. 2018: University of Chicago (IL) - 2019-21 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
  • 1 Nov 2018: University of Michigan (MI) - LSA Collegiate Fellows 2019-2021 (Economics department only)
  • 1 Nov. 2018: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Kingdon Fellowships
  • 1 Nov. 2018: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Solmsen Fellowships
  • 1 Nov 2018: Yale Institute of Sacred Music (CT) - Interdisciplinary Fellowships
  • 2 Nov. 2018: Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA:NY) - 2019-2020 Fellowships
  • 2 Nov. 2018: University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Medieval Legal History (France
  • 5 Nov. 2018: Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Center for Presidential History
  • 6 Nov 2018: University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships
  • 7 Nov. 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 8 Nov. 2018: Universität Innsbruck (AUT) - University Assistant – Postdoc Career Position, non-European and Postcolonial History
  • 9 Nov. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows
  • 10 Nov. 2018: Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in US Latinx Cultural Studies
  • 12 Nov. 2018: Stanford University (CA) - Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Jewish Studies
  • 12 Nov. 2018: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2019
  • 13 Nov. 2018: NYU (USA:NY) Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 12 Nov. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 14 Nov. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - 2019-2020 LAPA Fellowships
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Arizona State University (AZ) - Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice and Human Rights
  • 15 Nov 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics - Fellows-in-Residence Program
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Scholar
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Richards Civil War Era Center, Postdoctoral Scholar, African-American History
  • 15 Nov. 2018: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - TWO UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2019-2021
  • 16 Nov. 2018: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 19 Nov. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates in Philosophy of Religion
  • 19 Nov. 2018: University of Cambridge, Clare College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2019
  • 20 Nov. 2018: Brown University (RI) - Political Theory Project - Postdoctoral Research Fellows
  • 20 Nov. 2018: New York University (USA:NY) - ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program, 2019-20
  • 26 Nov. 2018: American Philosophical Society (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
  • 26 Nov. 2018: Columbia University (NY) - Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions in Society and Neuroscience
  • Dec. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Dec. 2018: Hagley Museum & Library (USA:DE) - NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society
  • 1 Dec. 2018: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies
  • 1 Dec. 2018: University of Utah (UT) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Atlantic Studies
  • 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
  • 7 Dec. 2018: Rice University (USA:TX) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the 2019-20 Rice Seminar
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History, 2019/20
  • 14 Dec 2018: Technical University Berlin (Technische Universität) (DEU) - International Postdoc Initiative (IPODI), 4 postdocs for female researchers
  • 15 Dec. 2018: Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 17 Dec. 2018: New York University (NY) - Liberal Studies - Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows
  • 18 Dec. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 7 Jan. 2019: Unviersity of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 7 Jan. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate, Inter-Asia Connections Program
  • 9 Jan. 2019: Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Fellows Program
  • 11 Jan. 2019: Rutgers University (NJ) - Two Postdoctoral Associates for Seminar: The University and Its Public Worlds
  • 21 Jan. 2019: New York University (NY) - Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies
  • 1 Feb. 2019: University of South Florida (FL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences - "Global Change in a Dynamic World"
  • 4 Feb. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History
  • 15 Feb. 2019: Macalester College (USA:MN) - Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History

Postdoctoral PositionsEdit

ACLS/Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art (USA) - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018Edit

ACLS is now accepting applications for 2018-19 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art. The fellowships support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history.

ACLS will award up to 10 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year, each carrying a stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. Fellowships are portable and may be held while at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at any appropriate site or sites for the work proposed. Awards also include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

The program encourages diverse, international perspectives and welcomes applications from scholars worldwide, without restriction as to citizenship or country of residency. 

  • The deadline for applications is October 24, 2018, 9pm EDT. More information about the program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, is available here. Questions may be directed to fellowships@acls.org. We greatly appreciate your help in circulating a flyer about the fellowships, available here.

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 jobs@turing.ac.uk.
  • Closing date for applications 5th September 2018.

American Philosophical Society (PA) - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018Edit

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of 18th- or 19th-century American history, history of science, art history, museology, or other related humanities disciplines. The Fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s Library and Museum. As the public face of the Society, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who come to Philadelphia’s historic district.

The Mellon Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research in the APS Library and Museum collections in preparation for exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The Fellow will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with others on the curatorial team. They will select objects for exhibitions and develop thematic narratives. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in planning and implementing exhibitions as well as researching and writing interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition labels and text panels, website text, etc.). Depending on the Fellow’s interests and the Museum’s needs, they may also participate in public programming, museum education, collections management, and website development. Upcoming exhibitions include (working titles):

April – December, 2019: Mapping a Nation: Shaping the American Republic
April – December, 2020: Benjamin Franklin’s Science (2019-2021 fellow will be co-curator)
April – December, 2021: Women in Science: Unequal Recognition (2019-2021 fellow will be lead curator)

Twenty percent of the Fellow’s time will be reserved for their own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. The Fellow will also be expected to participate in the vibrant intellectual community at the Society, including biannual symposia for the elected Members of the APS, monthly lunches at the Library with visiting scholars, and evening programs with specialists in a wide range of fields.

This two-year Fellowship begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2021. Compensation is $48,500 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

Qualifications: PhD in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. 18th- and 19th-century American history, the history of science, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the museum’s approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome. Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2019. Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences. Desire to work collaboratively. Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections. Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly. Project-oriented organizational skills. Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field and/or public history.

Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History, 2019/20 - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018Edit

  • This Fellowship is open to early-career scholars who have recently been or will shortly be awarded their doctorates in early modern or modern British history. In line with ongoing initiatives to internationalize the campus at Appalachian State, the post is designed for non-U.S. citizens. Appalachian State has a traditional strength in British studies, reflected in the Library holdings, the long association with the journal Albion, and the establishment in 2008 of a Distinguished Professorship in British History (the endowment for which also funds the Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship). This is a 9-month appointment (September to May), non-renewable. Fellow will receive a maintenance grant ($7500); rent-free accommodation; health insurance; visa assistance; grant of $1000 towards air fare; office on campus with computer; and access to all appropriate academic support services.
  • Applications should include:
  • (1) one-page CV;
  • (2) 400-word outline of the research project to be carried out at Appalachian State, with a statement explaining why access to the Special Collections and other material at Appalachian State would be helpful [for information about the Collections consult www.library.appstate.edu/ collections, or email spcoll@appstate.edu];
  • (3) letter of recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor.
  • Send in hard copy, in triplicate, to Dr. Michael Turner, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Anne Belk Hall, ASU Box 32072, Boone, NC 28608, USA. Informal inquiries can be emailed to turnermj@appstate.edu (or alternatively, call 828-262-8102).
  • Closing date for applications: December 10, 2018.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to take up the Fellowship at Appalachian State University in September 2019.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice and Human Rights - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) for the Academic Year 2019-2020, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. There is the possibility of a start date as early as Spring 2019. This scholar will be expected to conduct his or her own independent program of research, teach 1 SJHR course per academic year, and mentor B.A. and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes—Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added eight new tenure-track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, four new lecturers and a new School Director. The current position is part of emerging Social Justice and Human Rights initiatives at ASU, which include the possible development of a Global Human Rights Center and the potential creation of a Ph.D. program. The School is presently home to very successful campus-based undergraduate and Masters programs in Social Justice and Human Rights. And, now it is pursuing the ability to offer digital immersion graduate programs in this same field.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in sociology, political science, anthropology or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record reflecting training and experience relevant to the field of social justice and human rights.

Desired Qualifications: a) empirical and normative research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise in migration and refugees, gender in a comparative context, and/or international law and organizations; b) prior evidence of rigorous research activities fitting for the postdoctoral level; c) a demonstrated ability to teach B.A. and/or M.A. students in this field; and, d) an interest in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research.

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs. More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu.

ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of contemporary America.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11958

  • Deadline: November 15, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Australian National University (AUS) - Postdoctoral Fellow - 'How China Shapes the International Economic Order' - SHORT Deadline: 16 Sept. 2018Edit

  • An exciting fixed term opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow is offered by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. A two year position for a DECRA funded project 'How China Shapes the International Economic Order', working to the Project Chief Investigator.
  • Classification: Level B
  • Salary package: $98,009 - $111,365 plus 17% superannuation
  • Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)
  • Two interrelated projects: a historical examination of China's role in shaping the post World War II international economic order through the lens of the Bretton Woods and Bandung conferences, and
  • A contemporary examination of the economic ideas and strategies underpinning 21st Century Chinese institutions and initiatives
  • An opportunity to gather data and conduct research overseas, teach within the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, and contribute to project publications and conferences
  • Position overview: The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Australian National University (ANU) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a new research program directed by Dr Amy King, supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Westpac Bicentennial Foundation.
  • The research program examines China’s role in shaping international economic order and consists of two interrelated projects: a historical project that will provide the first comprehensive account of China’s role in shaping the post-World War II international economic order, through the lens of the Bretton Woods and Bandung conferences, held between 1944 and 1955; and a contemporary project that will examine the economic ideas and strategies underpinning 21st century Chinese institutions and initiatives like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Belt and Road Initiative.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s duties will include assisting with field work, assisting in gathering contemporary and historical Chinese documents, assisting in compiling a database of Chinese economic ideas, and contribution to project administration. They will also be expected to aid in disseminating the results of the research through co-authorship of project publications, assistance in co-ordinating project workshops and conferences, and construction of an online open-access database. It is also expected that the Fellow will have time to pursue independent research within the broader remit of the project focus, and applicants should therefore be able to devise and conduct original research ideas independently of direct oversight.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in the field of international relations, political science, or history, or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant subject. Applicants should have research experience that is closely related to the focus of the project, a track record of fieldwork and research in China, and the ability to undertake research using Mandarin Chinese (written and spoken). The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also be expected to contribute to a modest amount of teaching in SDSC (up to one course per year).
  • The successful candidate will join one of the world’s leading institutions outside of China for research into and teaching about China. The ANU is home to more than fifty China-specialists undertaking research in fields including international relations, economics, politics, history, culture, language and society. Within the ANU, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), which forms part of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. SDSC is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. SDSC is a multidisciplinary research centre, with significant expertise in international relations, Asian Studies, history, and military studies. In recent years, SDSC has developed an internationally-recognised record of research on Asian security, with particular expertise on rising powers, war and memory, international order, the nexus between economics and security issues, and the strategic behaviour and policies of key regional powers such as the United States, China and Japan.
  • The successful candidate will have access to generous funding for conference travel and research support. They will also have opportunities to access national and international networks of scholars, who are connected through the SDSC’s Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security (GRADNAS), and through the regular programs of conferences, seminars and visits to the ANU.
  • This post is offered on a full-time basis, for a period of 2 years, to commence from 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • For all enquiries, please contact Dr Amy King, Chief Investigator, E: amy.king@anu.edu.au
  • The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au
  • ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
  • Application information: In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A writing sample.
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
  • Deadline: 16 Sept. 2018.

Bard Graduate Centre (USA:NY) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2019–20 academic year. The theme for this period is “Whose story?” Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
  • The stipend rate is $3,500 per month, and housing is available. Fellowships are available for a period of 1 to 6 months. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. Fellows will be given a workspace in our Research Center at 38 West 86th Street, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, in New York City.
  • Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute devoted to the study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Our MA and PhD degree programs, Gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about the cultural history of the material world. We possess a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials and publish the journals West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and Source: Notes in the History of Art, the book series Cultural Histories of the Material World (all with the University of Chicago Press), and the catalogues that accompany the exhibitions presented every year in our Gallery (with Yale University Press). Over 50 research seminars, lectures, and symposia are scheduled annually and are livestreamed around the world on Bard Graduate Center’s YouTube channel.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials electronically via email to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu in a single PDF file: (1) BGC fellowship application form; (2) cover letter explaining why Bard Graduate Center is an appropriate research affiliation and how your work bears on the question “Whose story?”; (3) 150-word abstract of project; (4) detailed project description; (5) CV; (6) publication or academic writing sample of approximately 20–30 pages. In addition, please arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted either via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu) or post (to Bard Graduate Center, Research Fellowship Committee, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024).
  • We do not reimburse fellows for travel, relocation, or visa-related costs in connection with this fellowship award. Also, please note that the fellowship stipend and the value of the provided housing may be subject to taxes for both US citizens and non-US citizens in accordance with US tax code. Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
  • Read more about our 2019–20 theme “Whose story?”
  • All materials must be received by November 1, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please direct questions to the Research Fellowship Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu) and see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Brandeis University (USA: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 (skearns@brandeis.edu).

Brandeis University (MA) - Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in US Latinx Cultural Studies - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018Edit

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in U.S. Latinx Cultural Studies, beginning Fall 2019. The area of specialization is open. We welcome applications from scholars working in a wide range of areas, including literature; performance studies; border, migration, and trans-American studies; screen cultures and media studies. Ability to teach in both English and Spanish is a plus.

Kay Fellowships are interdisciplinary appointments. The Kay Fellow in U.S. Latinx Studies will hold a joint appointment as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer in the Department of Romance Studies and in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. The Kay Fellow will teach one course per semester and actively pursue their own research interests. The Fellow will receive a 2019-2020 salary of $58,000, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. PhD should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship.

Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline (AJO) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/12110, should include a CV, a writing sample, a brief statement of research and teaching interests (no longer than two pages), and three letters of recommendation.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by November 10th. Questions about the position may be directed to Jerónimo Arellano at jarellan@brandeis.edu.

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.

Brown University (RI) - Political Theory Project - Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2018Edit

The Political Theory Project (PTP) at Brown University will be appointing up to two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for 2019-2021. Post-doctorates must have received their PhD’s within the past three years. Salary is competitive.

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

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

  • Applications received by November 20, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. Postdoctoral applications can be submitted online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54123

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: palestinianstudies@brown.edu
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018.

Brown University (RI) - Watson Institution Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 22 Oct. 2018Edit

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

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from across the social sciences working in any area of the world on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context. Scholars of all nationalities who have received their PhDs within two years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Individuals who are currently – or have previously been – postdoctoral fellows in other programs are not eligible to apply. As full members of the Watson Institute’s scholarly community, fellows are required to be in residence during the academic year. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $60,000, for this benefits eligble position. Additional funding will be made available for conference-related travel, research expenses, and research-related programming on campus. Candidates selected for the Postdoctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2019, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by October 22, 2018, to the application portal http://apply.interfolio.com/54227 : A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their fellowship period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words and should make clear where in the Institute's core areas of security, development, or governance the proposed research best fits. An up-to-date curriculum vitae. A copy of each graduate transcript. A writing sample. Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 22; to receive full consideration applications should be received by that date. Awards will be announced in January 2019.

California Institute of Technology (CA) - Postdoctoral Instructorship in Visual Culture - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in Visual Culture. We seek highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in visual culture, visual studies, art history or related fields in the humanities. Area of specialization is open; the successful candidate will likely have a research agenda that intersects with one or more of the humanities faculty’s interdisciplinary strengths in English, History, History of Science, and Philosophy. The teaching requirement is three (ten-week); undergraduate courses per year on the quarter system. Appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should apply electronically at: https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/vcpd Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit a letter of application describing their current research, a teaching statement, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to: Chair, Visual Culture Postdoc Search, HSS 101-40 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Columbia University (NY) - Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions in Society and Neuroscience - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018Edit

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2019. Columbia University is pleased to announce up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which comprises seven existing Scholars and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD etc.) by July 1, 2019, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2014. Please visit our online application site at http://bit.ly/raps-pssn2019 for further information about this posting and to submit your application. For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University, please visit http://bit.ly/pssn2019

Columbia University (NY) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University, 2019-2020 - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2018Edit

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2019-2020. Fellows newly appointed for 2019-2020 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2017 and 1 July 2019. The Fellowship Stipend for 2019-2020 is $63,500. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

Applicants may apply by clicking the "Go to Application" button or link on any of the Fellowship-related pages on this site. The application includes detailed application guidelines.

Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before submitting your application. We do not accept recommendations delivered via dossier services (e.g. Interfolio).

  • All applications are due October 2, 2018.
  • NOTE: $25 application fee.

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 sgockows@gettysburg.edu

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.

Application Materials

✓ 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: pres.pdfellows@cornell.edu

  • 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.

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.

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: humctr@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2018.

  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.

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

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2019 to the end of Spring 2021. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology; Asian Societies, Culture and Languages; History; Middle Eastern Studies; Music; Theater; and Russian. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

Fellows are expected to teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses.

The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center. The 2018-2020 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2019-2021 fellows will be similar.

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs. Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs, which will then be invited to apply for one of the candidates. Departments and programs will be expected to justify requests for a fellow by detailing the benefits expected from, and afforded to, that fellow, and by indicating how the fellow might contribute something new, or currently lacking, to the intellectual life of the college. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Qualifications: Applicants for the 2019-2021 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2019 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2019-2021 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2018. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.

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

  • All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by October 1, 2018. Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before that date, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time, and we will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.

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.

European University Institute (ITALY) - Jean Monnet Fellowships - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018Edit

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Jean Monnet Fellowships for the academic year 2019/20 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. before 1 September 2014. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre, a lively and creative academic community at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

Integration, Governance and Democracy;
Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
21st Century World Politics and Europe.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects and about the Jean Monnet Fellowships can be found at:

https://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre

https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships

  • Deadline for applications: 25 October 2018.

European University Institute (ITALY) - Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2018Edit

Applications are now open for the 2019/20 entry to the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Amongst the largest, most prestigious, innovative and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, the Max Weber Programme is located in an exceptionally beautiful setting with truly outstanding research and training facilities. A multidisciplinary programme, we offer between 50-60 fully funded post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered.

Applicants must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Preference is given to those who have recently completed a doctorate, not had a postdoctoral position before and/or are on the job market. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship.

In addition to the scholarships funded by the Max Weber programme itself, there are additional grants available that are funded by governments/foundations in Australia, Japan, Finland, Poland and Slovenia, to which nationals of these countries (and in some cases residents in these countries) may also apply. Suitable applicants of any nationality may also apply for a second year at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID).

To find out more about the programme, the training it offers and its multidisciplinary character, as well as how to apply, go to: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships

  • Deadline for applications: 18 October 2018 (with a rolling deadline thereafter for candidates for Economics Department should the positions not be filled)

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: fellowships@ghi-dc.org
  • For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org)
  • The deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.

Hagley Museum & Library (USA:DE) - NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society invites applications for its 2019-20 NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society. Recent PhD recipients as well as advanced scholars are eligible to apply. Two fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months. The fellowships provide a monthly stipend of $4,200 and include complimentary lodging in the scholar’s housing on Hagley’s property. In accordance with NEH requirements, these postdoctoral fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. All requirements for the doctorate must be completed by the application deadline. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Questions regarding this fellowship may be sent to Roger Horowitz, Director, Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, rhorowitz@Hagley.org.
  • Hagley is the pre-eminent research library in the United States on business and its impact on the world. It holds over eight miles of manuscript materials, more than 300,000 published sources, and visual items in excess of 3 million. For more information on Hagley’s research collections go to https://www.hagley.org/research.
  • Applications materials must be received by December 1; go to https://www.hagley.org/neh-hagley-postdoctoral-fellowship-business-culture-and-society for specific requirements.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics - Fellows-in-Residence Program - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply.
  • For the 2019-20 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be the Ethics of Technological and Biomedical Innovation.
  • Priority will be given to early career scholars and practitioners whose work closely aligns with this theme, but we reserve some "open" slots for senior scholars and practitioners, and for exceptionally competitive applicants whose work in ethics falls outside this scope. The goal will be to craft a cohort in which "thematic" fellows and "open" fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work. 
  • All Fellows-in-Residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in the Center's programming, which includes public lectures, themed seminars and reading groups, conferences, workshops, and lunch discussions.
  • Under our new theme, the Center is pleased to offer joint fellowship opportunities with the following Centers:
  • Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at the Harvard Law School
  • Center for Bioethics at the Harvard Medical School
  • Center for Research on Computation and Society at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Applicants will be invited to indicate on the application form whether they wish to be considered for a joint fellowship position with one of these Centers. If selected, the joint fellowship will offer full access to development opportunities and programming at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and our partnering Center.
  • Please note that the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is no longer able to accept applications for Berggruen Fellowships.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a PhD, professional degree, or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent professional experience, and any discipline or professional field will be considered. Those who have previously held a yearlong residential Fellowship at the Center are not eligible; this limitation does not apply to former Undergraduate Fellows or former Graduate Fellows. The Fellowship-in-Residence Program runs the course of the academic year, typically from the beginning of September through the end of May and is open to all applicants who meet the above criteria, regardless of citizenship.
  • APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To apply, you will need to complete an online application form which includes submission of the following in .pdf form: Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellows-in-Residence Program
  • CV
  • Research proposal
  • Recent writing sample
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • The deadline for submitting this application is November 15, 2018. Please note that the application form will be saved automatically while in progress, but no edits or alterations will be allowed once you have submitted the application. Should you have any questions regarding this application process, please send an email to EJSafraFellowships@fas.harvard.edu.

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

  • The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of countries or regions outside of the United States or Canada. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
  • The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in cultures or regions outside of the US or Canada shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions. Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Scholars applying by the October 1, 2018 deadline for the August 2019 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2015.
  • Academy Scholars are appointed for a two-year, in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship at The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
  • Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000. Predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree. The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2019 is due by October 1, 2018. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge in early December 2018. Notification of scholarships will be made in late December 2018. For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: https://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships - Nomination Deadline: 10 Aug. 2018 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • May I ask if anyone has heard back? Do you know how quickly after receiving a nomination they get in touch? 
  • I *just* heard back today, ~3 pm on August 23rd. I haven't seen anything to suggest they screen before inviting additional materials, so I assume if your nomination was postmarked by August 10, they'll email you soon (or perhaps now they have already!).
  • OP here: me too! Maybe they did them in a batch. Thanks!
  • Has anyone received an on-campus interview invitation? Like others, I received a request for additional materials about a month ago (8/14), but I have not heard since. I'm trying to discern if I've already been eliminated.
  • Was your request for additional materials over and above the online application, inital writing samples, etc.? (asked 9/22)
  • No. Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the standard request for materials that everyone was invited to submit. (answered 9/23)
  • I just turned in my application today! I hadn't heard from them until 8/29 so my 3-week deadline is this Wednesday... so I doubt they're eliminating people yet, since there might well be others who haven't submitted additional info yet.
  • Thanks for sharing your timeline, and for the reassurance--for the moment, at least. 
  • Invited for an interview [9/18].

Harvard University (MA) - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the possibility of extending for one additional year—conditional on the approval of the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department. The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within twelve months of the August 1, 2019 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.

The fellowships provide an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.

TO APPLY: Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. TO SUBMIT: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8365

  • DEADLINE: All application materials must be received no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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: crres@indiana.edu.

  • 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, gordon.mcmullan@kcl.ac.uk or Amy Hart, amy.hart@kcl.ac.uk.
  • 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

Lancaster University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Ethics - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2018Edit

  • The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position. This is a 12-month fixed term post running from 1st January 2019 (or earlier by agreement).
  • You will support a programme of research called The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials, led by Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London) and Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University). The programme is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Ethics and Society. This post will facilitate and advance the programme’s aims and outputs, and the person appointed will be expected to work flexibly in a number of different areas to achieve this.
  • You will focus predominantly on ethical and philosophical issues, but may also be required to work with relevant legal and scientific materials. You will also spend a minority of your working time (maximum 20%) providing teaching and supervision, and undertaking other work to support teaching, learning, and student recruitment activities.
  • Further information about the Reproductive Donation project can be found at http://www.reproductivedonation.com
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Thursday 8th November 2018.
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2018.

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 application@ieg-mainz.de. 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 (fellowship@ieg-mainz.de) 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, j.a.silk@hum.leidenuniv.nl
  • 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 vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. 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.

The Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020
  • Deadline for applications: November 1, 2018
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2018. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month.
  • Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2019. The stipend is $40,000 for the academic year, or if the award is divided between two scholars, $20,000 per semester.
  • Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, and fellows must be in continuously in residence in the Philadelphia area for the duration of their fellowships.
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying. For more information about the NEH award, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181 or e-mail jgreen@librarycompany.org. For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu.
  • THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2018 with a decision to be made by December 15. Make just one application; you will automatically be considered for all the fellowships for which you are eligible. To apply, go to http://librarycompany.org/neh-and-peaes-post-doctoral-fellowships-application/ to fill out an online coversheet and upload a single PDF containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format using the form provided on the application page.

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: s.grant1@ljmu.ac.uk
  • For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please click here
  • Closes: 6th September 2018.

Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (USA) - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018Edit

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for the Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, which are made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.

The fellowships are designed for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts and who desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences.

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in engaging journalistic and media audiences, but prior experience in journalism is not required. All fellows will participate in a fall workshop and spring symposium during the fellowship year, where they will have opportunities to refine their fellowship plans, share best practices for communicating with broader audiences, and connect with journalists, media practitioners, and scholars who have experience in bridging journalism and the academy.

ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. The fellowships, which are portable and are tenable at any US-based college or university, provide: 

  • A $55,000 stipend
  • Up to $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities
  • Up to $5,000 to support short-term opportunities to participate in workshops, trainings, and/or conferences at institutions, research centers, and media organizations that bridge journalism and the academy
  • Sponsored attendance at the program’s fall and spring events
  • The deadline for applications is October 24, 2018, 9 PM EDT. More information about the program, including the fellowship's eligibility requirements and the application process, is available at http://www.acls.org/programs/Luce-ACLS-fellowships/ . Questions? Visit the program FAQ page or contact fellowships@acls.org. 

Macalester College (USA:MN) - Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2018Edit

  • The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.
  • The successful candidate would teach courses that would cover Russia and modern Europe. We welcome candidates with a secondary specialization in another field, such as environmental studies, urban studies, Jewish studies, digital humanities, Eurasian history, or the history of science and technology. We welcome candidates who complement but do not replicate existing strengths in the History department. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable. The position entails teaching three courses per year, at least two of which could be cross-listed with the Russian Studies department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers who are committed to the study of Russian history as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.
  • Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester College, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/12132 Inquiries can be directed to Linda Sturtz, Chair of History, at lsturtz@macalester.edu.
  • Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Twin Cities has a population of over 3.5 million and is home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative action efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
  • For more information on History and Russian Studies at Macalester College, see: https://www.macalester.edu/history/ and http://www.macalester.edu/russian and https://www.facebook.com/russianmac
  • We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2019 and will conduct preliminary interviews via Skype.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA:NY) - 2019-2020 Fellowships - Deadline: 2 Nov [7 Dec for Conservation/Science]Edit

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, education, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.
  • Applications for 2019–2020 Fellowships will open September 1, 2018. Please visit http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships for more information. Questions may be sent to Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.
  • Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):
  • Art History Fellowships – November 2, 2018
  • Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 2, 2018
  • Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 2, 2018
  • Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 2, 2018
  • Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 7, 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 (USA: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.

New York University (USA:NY) - ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program, 2019-20 - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes approximately 7 appointments of visiting research scholars. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century CE, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. Scholars are expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.
  • ISAW is prepared to host visiting research scholars in three categories:
  • (1) Visiting Assistant Professors, appointed for two years: Two such visiting assistant professors will be appointed for 2019-2021. Those who have degrees in hand and will have completed the doctorate within three years of the beginning of the appointment may apply, as well as current doctoral students who will complete all requirements for the degree by June 30, 2019. Holders of these positions are appointed as faculty and will be expected to lead one research seminar at ISAW during the two-year period and teach one undergraduate course in an NYU department each year.
  • (2) Visiting Research Scholars, appointed for one year with full or partial funding from ISAW: One-year scholar positions for the 2019-20 academic year are available to scholars of all post-PhD career stages, from recently minted PhDs to retired academics; the doctoral degree must be completed no later than June 30, 2019. Applicants in category 1 who are not awarded two-year fellowships will be automatically considered for category 2. Please do not apply to both positions. Specific appointment details may vary according to situation.
  • (3) Externally-funded Scholars, appointed for the 2019-20 academic year: ISAW is prepared to consider applications from postdoctoral scholars with their own funding from another source. These scholars have the same community privileges as the other two categories and are expected to participate in the Institute’s life in the same fashion but do not receive any financial support from ISAW.
  • A complete application will include a letter of interest, C.V. (including publication list), a research proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a published writing sample.
  • For details about the categories of scholars, financial support, and the application, visit http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program.
  • The application deadline for 2019-20 appointments is November 20, 2018.

New York University (NY) - Liberal Studies - Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows - Deadline: 17 Dec. 2018Edit

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow positions to begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary educational experience to undergraduate students. The Liberal Studies Core consists of a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum drawing on great works across civilizations. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts, one of NYU’s premier liberal arts degrees, builds on the global core with an upper division interdisciplinary set of concentrations that direct students toward different areas of global study.

Liberal Studies Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows teach one course for the first semester, and two courses for each subsequent semester in the Liberal Studies Core. Fellows work closely with an assigned Faculty Mentor, and attend a series of pedagogy workshops that explore innovative approaches to interdisciplinary teaching, syllabus design for a global curriculum, and strategies for promoting inclusivity and equity in the undergraduate classroom. Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.

We seek postdoc applicants in the following areas:

Cultural Foundations: PhD in Classics, Foreign Language Literatures, English, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Art History with literature teaching experience, or Anthropology with arts focus. Candidates should have the ability to teach the arts produced across the globe in a variety of artistic media from antiquity to the early 18th century in our Cultural Foundations I and II sequence.

Social Foundations: PhD in Political Theory, Philosophy, History, or Religious Studies, with relevant teaching experience. Candidates should have the ability to teach great works from around the world that examine enduring questions and explore iconic ideas of philosophy, religion, political and social theory, and history from antiquity to the early 18th century in our Social Foundations I and II sequence.

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required. Some college-level teaching experience, and publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable. Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment. Salary is $45,000 p.a. plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.

Applicants may apply directly through the following links:

Cultural Foundations: https://apply.interfolio.com/55818
Social Foundations: https://apply.interfolio.com/55819
  • Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by midnight, December 17th, 2018, Eastern Standard Time (US). Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

New York University (USA:NY) - NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2018Edit

New York University’s (NYU) scholarly community actively engages a global world. Bringing individuals to NYU who reflect diverse identities, perspectives and experiences enhances our scholarly community and institutional standing. It also helps us to create a supportive, intellectually challenging and inclusive environment in which to live, work and learn.

To that end, the NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. This program offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields. Postdoctoral scholars receive mentoring from NYU faculty, and extensive professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

Eligibility: NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all areas of study represented at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2019; or
  2. Professionals transitioning to academic careers in a field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree.

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

Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships. As part of its selection process, our selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to research and teaching that value and enhance diversity, a clear mentorship plan, and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers.

Awards: NYU will award up to six in-residence fellowships in 2019. Appointments are for two years, beginning in September, 2019 and ending in August, 2021.  Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

Compensation and Allowances: Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

Application Procedure: Required application materials include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research and goals; (3) a personal statement detailing reasons for applying for the fellowship; (4) mentorship plan developed jointly with the proposed mentor (see below); (5) three letters of recommendation (with one of those letters to come from the proposed mentor at NYU); and (6) one of the following: A dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (non-Ph.D. terminal degree holders; candidate information form. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research the NYU website and to reach out to specific faculty members at NYU who might serve as strong mentors prior to completing the application. A key portion of the application is the mentorship plan; the mentorship plan should be developed jointly with the proposed mentor. The mentorship plan should include at least the following: a) opportunities for training afforded by the mentor, b) expectations for scholarly work to be completed with the mentor’s feedback or support, c) opportunities that the mentor may be able to provide to expand the Fellow’s professional network, and d) a timeline for implementation of the Fellow’s proposed goals or plan.

  • All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 13th, 2018.

New York University-Abu Dhabi (UAE) - NYUAD Institute / Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2019.

The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, (Early) Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the Gulf and MENASA regions, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (see https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research.html).

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising young scholars who are in the beginning of their career can apply for a senior or postdoctoral research fellowship. The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, health insurance, work/office space on campus, full access to NYUAD’s library facilities (with close connections to NYU’s main library in New York), research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.

We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment on September 1st, 2019, pending final budgetary and administrative approval.

The fellowship program is hosted by the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute. For more information, please visit: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects/humanities-research-fellowship-program.html

  • Applications are due November 1, 2018. For questions, please reach out to: Alexandra Sandu (Assistant Director): alexandra.sandu@nyu.edu

Oxford Brookes University (UK:Eng) - Vice Chancellor Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018Edit

  • Full Time, Fixed Term - Researcher
  • We invite applications from high-quality early career researchers in History, preferably with a research specialism in Social and Cultural History from c. 1750. We are particularly keen to attract applications from scholars working on issues of race, class, and gender, alongside an interest in transnational knowledge, decolonisation and intersectionality. The School of History, Philosophy and Culture is recognised for its research excellence and offers a dynamic and supportive environment for research and public engagement. Our researchers have international and world-ranking reputations and the successful candidate will thus contribute to the School's ambitious programme of research and innovation.
  • As a Research Fellow, it will be your role to establish and build an independent research programme with an international reputation. You will ensure projects achieve their objectives, and you will form and develop collaborations with existing and external researchers, which will see you generate work for international journals and other high-quality publications.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a PhD, and a substantial period of post-doctoral (or equivalent) research experience. It's also a fantastic chance to build and develop your already strong publications track record. You'll come to us with a history of writing articles in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, and a clear ability to enhance the research culture of both department and faculty. Responsible for developing major research projects, you will also have had experience of mentoring or supervising students.
  • The Research Fellow will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out original research related to one of the strategic themes identified by the School
  • Publishing REF returnable articles in internationally recognised academic journals and write/contribute to books and monographs
  • Assisting staff in the School with the development of grant proposals, networking and dissemination activities, and outputs for publication
  • Supporting other staff in the School working on the same strategic research theme as required.
  • The Research Fellow should have:
  • Undergraduate degree and a PhD in a closely- relevant field
  • A substantial period of research experience in a relevant area and an excellent publication track record with articles in high quality peer-reviewed journals and a monograph either already completed or contracted and to be published in the near future
  • This is a full time position for 36 months.
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2018.

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Scholar - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2019. During their residency, scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, though they may request a teaching assignment. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6-page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Applicants must apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/82325.

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Richards Civil War Era Center, Postdoctoral Scholar, African-American History - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar in African-American history, beginning July 1, 2019. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that mesh with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. He or she will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages.
  • Review of materials will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/83060.

Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018Edit

Pomona Colleges seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2019. This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality or transnational studies.

Successful candidates will teach two courses a year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public lecture a year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position.

  • Please submit cover letter, cv, research statement (summary of dissertation and future plans), teaching statement (why teach at a liberal arts college?) and a diversity statement (demonstrating ability to mentor a diverse student body), and three letters of recommendation by November 16, 2018 to www.academicjobsonline.org. Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

  • Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship in American Studies 2019 –2020
  • Princeton Program in American Studies, founded in 1943, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, and cultures of the United States, in ways that transcend the traditional disciplines.
  • The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2019-20 to a distinguished writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate’s teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course.
  • The appointment period will be for one semester only: Fall 2019 (September 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020) or Spring 2020 (February 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020). Appointees “in residence” will be expected to relocate to the town of Princeton for the semester. Commuting appointees will live within daily commuting distance of Princeton’s campus. Both types of appointees will be expected to perform the following, core duties:
  • The Anschutz Fellow will teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program during this one-semester appointment. The seminar will be composed of not more than 15 students, and will meet for three hours weekly over the 12-week teaching semester. In addition to teaching and holding weekly office hours to meet with enrolled students, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the American Studies Program, including participation in a wide range of events and activities on campus (such as participating in the American Studies workshop). The Fellow will also deliver at least one public lecture to the University. The Fellow will enjoy full access to Firestone Library, a computer-equipped campus office during the appointment period, and access to various University facilities.
  • A Fellow who must relocate to Princeton will receive a five-month salary of $90,000, plus benefits. A Fellow who commutes to campus will receive a five-month salary of $60,000, plus benefits.
  • To apply, please visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8003 and submit the following materials no later than 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2018: A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing your proposed seminar and public lecture. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials later. For additional information, please see our web page, http://princeton.edu/ams/, or call (609) 258-6771.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - 2019-2020 LAPA Fellowships - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2018Edit

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for a residential research fellowship for the academic year 2019–2020. LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application. Successful LAPA applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters. The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, or residence elsewhere.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

LAPA is cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values and Princeton University.

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.

Princeton University (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.

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).
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Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Assistant for ‘Pathologies of Solitude, 18th–21st c.’ (2 posts) - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2018Edit

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

Rice University (USA:TX) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the 2019-20 Rice Seminar - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2018Edit

  • With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award two postdoctoral fellowships to junior scholars who will participate in the 2019-20 Rice Seminar: The Value of Consciousness and the Consciousness of Value. This seminar’s organizing questions may be framed as follows: Does consciousness bestow on its possessor a special kind of value? If so, what is this special value and what is it about consciousness that bestows this value on its possessor? In what ways, if any, does our conscious experience (in perception, emotion, and thought) of conscious beings disclose their distinctive value?
  • This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year, with an annual salary of $55,000 and a $3,000 allowance for research and/or relocation to Houston. In order to apply, please click on this link.
  • Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible, but there is preference for candidates whose work focuses on Philosophy of Mind and/or Value Theory. Candidates must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019.
  • Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018.

Rutgers University (NJ) - CCA Postdoctoral Associates for Seminar: The University and Its Public Worlds - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2019Edit

In 2019-20, the CCA will sponsor two external Postdoctoral Associates associated with our yearly seminar. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates will attend the seminar, present their own work, organize a symposium, and teach one undergraduate course in a relevant department within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the 2019-20 academic year.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, a research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach. Three confidential letters of recommendation must be uploaded by your referees.

Seminar topic: The University and Its Public Worlds: Arts, Languages, and Environments

Seminar leaders: Jorge Marcone and Henry S. Turner

What is a university, today, and what is the relationship between the university and its publics, especially in a moment of unprecedented globalization in university identity and university activity? This seminar begins with the premise that we no longer know exactly what a university is, that we are losing sight of what makes universities important to public life, and that the very idea of the “public” itself is changing in ways that threaten to make the traditional university irrelevant. Our aim will be to undertake a full-scale assessment of the university as a unique institution in contemporary global life through a comparative study among select North American, Latin American, European, African, Middle Eastern, and Asian examples. Rather than approaching the university as one institution among many that make up a public sphere, we propose to invert the topology of the phrase “public university,” adopting the view that the public is not to be found “outside” the university but rather inside it: in its members, its policies and procedures, in its many activities and the many sites it touches. For the public university turns out to be in many more places than we usually imagine, from classrooms to courtrooms, farms and field-stations, laboratories and libraries, prisons and publishing houses. Setting the public “inside” the university, in other words, allows us to reassess the unusual shape not only of the public but of the modern research university itself, to examine how it has changed over the last centuries, and what challenges it faces in the 21st. Among these challenges, we propose, is a view that seeks to oppose the “public” and the “university” to one another, or to dissever them so that the university appears irrelevant to public concerns. What implicit contracts have determined the university’s relationship to its national populations? How are these contracts changing and what new paths forward can we imagine? What effects do these changes have on who joins the university community in the first place, and on their divergent experiences, via their race, gender, ability, class position, language capacity, or legal status? For there are no “worlds” without diversity, difference, and the forces that alienate some subjects from those worlds. In short, we aim to identify the many values that determine the very idea of a university, including above all the values inherent in a public life founded on both diversity and equality.

  • Application URL: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73153
  • All materials must be uploaded to the Rutgers hiring system by Jan. 11, 2019. Please direct all inquiries about this search to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

Southern Methodist University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Center for Presidential History - Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Salary Range: Fellows receive an annualized salary, plus benefits and funds to support research and travel.
  • Job Summary: The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in September 2019. Applicants from all fields and topics in U.S. history are welcome, particularly those pertaining to the presidency, the nation, executive power, or the national government. The CPH defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.
  • The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their participation in the general life of the CPH, including its ongoing public engagement and the Collective Memory Project, a filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits, funds to support research and travel, and are initially appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year.
  • Qualifications: Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the term of the fellowship and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins. Preference will be given to applicants for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript. Fellows seeking additional teaching experience may have opportunity to offer courses in their field of expertise.
  • For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicant's research agenda and proposed contribution to the work of the CPH, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at http://www.smu.jobs. Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply.
  • If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu
  • For more information on this fellowship, visit https://www.smu.edu/CPH/Research/PostdoctoralFellowships.
  • Contact: For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicant's research agenda and proposed contribution to the work of the CPH, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at http://www.smu.jobs. Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply.
  • Full review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will interview finalists at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago, or via video conference if the candidate does not travel to the AHA.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2019-2020 (CAN) - Deadline: 20 Sept. 2018Edit

  • See SSHRC 2019-2020 for full information and updates.
  • NOTE: To apply to this funding opportunity, the applicant must: be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by the application deadline)
  • Deadline: 20 Sept. 2018.

Stanford University (CA) - Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Jewish Studies - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018Edit

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University is proud to invite qualified candidates to apply to the inaugural Dr. Eli Reinhard Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for two-years, beginning in the Fall of 2019.

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies draws on Stanford’s world-class, interdisciplinary faculty that includes scholars of ancient Jewish texts, Modern Jewish History, Sephardi Studies, Yiddish and European Jewish Literature, Hebrew and Israeli culture, Contemporary Jewish Life; Education, Sociology, Music, even Genetics. We are committed to:

Promoting research and the production of outstanding scholarship
Offering opportunities for the interdisciplinary study of Jewish history, languages and literatures, Talmudic Studies, mysticism, Sephardi Studies, and the social sciences.
Serving as an intellectual resource for the broader community.

We invite applications from people from any disciplinary background whose research interests would complement and contribute to the ongoing efforts of our faculty and our students, and whose work promises to make a significant contribution to the field of Jewish Studies.

The Fellowship will provide a minimum annual salary of $65,000, and will include benefits. This is a full-time position, housed in the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at Stanford, and to be an active member of our scholarly community. This includes being available to students participating in the Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture, and presenting one public lecture each year reflecting the progress of their research. We may explore opportunities to teach, as well. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained employment for the duration of their post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. conferred by July 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held another post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in .pdf form. Please send inquiries and applications to lindamh@stanford.edu.

A letter of intent stating how the applicant would use the fellowship period to further their research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages); A current CV; A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages; An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution. Names and contact information of three recommenders Stanford University welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome. Phone or in-person interviews may be conducted for finalists.

  • DEADLINE: November 12, 2018.

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Center will award one fellowship every two years.
  • About the Fellowship: The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies (HCBSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to bring outstanding young scholars to Stanford on two-year fellowships. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in the active HCBSS activities, and engage in scholarly exchanges with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting professors, and visiting scholars.
  • The HCBSS postdoctoral fellowship seeks to foster and further Fellows’ careers through close interaction with established scholars, including Stanford faculty in Buddhist Studies, visiting professors and scholars, and invited speakers. During the term of the fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to the Stanford community of scholars. Fellows will also gain teaching experience while having ample time for their own research and the opportunity to participate in HCBSS programs, workshops and conferences. Fellows will work closely with Buddhist Studies Faculty at Stanford and will be sponsored by one of the faculty members.
  • For the 2019-21 Fellowship, applications are accepted from all areas of Buddhist Studies.
  • Notifications will be sent via email by late February 2019.
  • Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be within three years of completing their Ph.D. In additional to doctoral students approaching completion, recently graduated, or those currently serving as lecturers in other programs are welcome to apply, provided they earned their degree within three years of the date of application.
  • A Doctorate in Arts (D.A.), honorary doctorate, or any other degree equivalent is not considered a qualified Ph.D. for purposes of application to this fellowship.
  • Requirements
  • Fellows will teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford, actively participate in HCBSS events and programs, and give one talk on their research during the term of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Stanford for the full academic year (mid-September through mid-June), including quarters when they are not teaching.
  • Stipend: The stipend for 2019-21 is $62,000. The annual stipend will be spread over a 12-month period. Fellows are appointed as non-matriculated students. In addition, Fellows will receive up to $10,000 for moving expenses and also $2,000 per year for research expenses.
  • Application Process: Applications should be submitted via our online application system. Please do not submit additional materials with your application, only the required documents as specified below. Applicants will be notified when their applications have been received and will be notified of the Fellowship outcome by the end of February. Please do not call or email our staff members to check on the status of applications. They will not have access to your files. Our appointments committee will make the final decision.
  • If, after lodging your application for a HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellowship, you accept another position or postdoctoral fellowship, please withdraw your application as soon as possible by emailing buddhiststudies@stanford.edu.
  • The application to the HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellowship consists of the following material:
  • Cover letter (about one page, single spaced) describing research and teaching interests in addition to detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in coming to the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford;
  • Contact and biographical information about the applicant;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Dissertation abstract (up to three pages, single spaced);
  • A sample of written work (article length);
  • A description of teaching experience and of two to three courses you would like to teach at Stanford (up to three pages, single spaced). Applicants will teach through the Department of Religious Studies;
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation;
  • Graduate transcript, with proof that applicants have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. or a letter from their Ph.D. advisor stating they will have done so by June 2019.
  • Applications: We are now accepting applications for the 2019-21 Fellowship. Please submit your application electronically by 5 p.m. PST, January 31, 2019. http://apply.interfolio.com/53920

Stanford University (USA: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:

Classics
Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Linguistics
Philosophy

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.

Universität Innsbruck (AUT) - University Assistant – Postdoc Career Position, non-European and Postcolonial History - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2018Edit

  • University Assistant – Postdoc Career Position (tenure track option) Code PHIL-HIST-10074
  • Start/Duration: Starting on 01.03.2019 until 28.02.2025
  • Organizational Unit: Department of Contemporary History
  • Level of Employment: 40 hours/week
  • Main Tasks:
  • Conduct independent research in the field of non-European history after 1945 in a global or transnational approach with the aim of a habilitation degree, international networking and interdisciplinary cooperation, acquisition of research projects and third-party funding, participation in the research area “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts”
  • Independent teaching in the core subject Contemporary History, supervision of students
  • Administrative duties
  • Necessary Qualification:
  • PhD-dissertation in History in the field of Contemporary History; outstanding competence in non-European and postcolonial history (preferably Africa, Asia, Latin America); academic output beyond the scope of the dissertation; experience in postdoctoral research; experience in the area of third-party funding; experience in academic mobility; verification of experience in academic teaching
  • Excellent language skills in German and English
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team as well as proven organisational skills
  • Applications have to include: an outline of an independent research project (max. 5 pages), teaching concept, at least one essay or book chapter in digital form as a reading sample, two letters of :* It is requested to upload the online application in only one file
  • Salary: The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for this position amounts to € 3711,- per month (14 times). Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).
  • Application: We look forward to your online application until 08.10.2018.

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 - c.stokes@ucl.ac.uk
  • Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
  • Closes: 31st July 2018.
  • Interview Date: 23 August 2018

University of Basel (Switzerland) - eikones: Center for the Theory and History of the Image - NOMIS Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018. Edit

Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives. The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. We are interested in the fundamental ways images serve as instruments for making complex structures visible and accessible to interpretation. In both aesthetic and experimental settings, images often assume an exemplary character, aiding epistemic and learning processes. They fulfill evidential, didactic, and symbolic functions, and thereby produce different forms of knowledge. Relevant topics of research might consider, for example, the history and theory of imaging techniques in the natural sciences; the ideals and stereotypes that shape social contexts and political discussions; or the formation and dissolution of canons, iconographies, character types, and styles in the arts. On the methodological side, the projects should be rooted in a specific research field, and reflect on the relation between their individual discipline and image studies. The fellowships will allow outstanding scholars and scientists to pursue their research free from teaching and administrative obligations. They provide a generous salary, travel funds, and access to excellent academic infrastructure. Applications will be selected based on scholarly achievement and relevance to the topic of images as models. Preference will be given to excellent young scholars with innovative approaches. Fellows are expected to be in residence at eikones in Basel and to participate in select institutional events.

Application Requisites

  • Applicants must possess a doctoral degree
  • Applicants must have previously have published either a monograph (e.g. their dissertation) OR three articles in journals or collected volumes.
  • Applicants from all academic fields whose research relates to images as models are invited to apply.
  • Applications may be submitted in either German or English.

Application Materials

  • 1. Cover letter
  • 2. CV
  • 3. Contact details for two references
  • 4. Proof of doctorate degree
  • 5. Project description (2–3 pages), plus bibliography
  • 6. Published writing sample (20 pages)
  • Please submit application materials as A SINGLE PDF FILE by October 15, 2018Applications that do not conform to this format or received after this date will not receive consideration. Inquiries and applications should be sent to eikones@unibas.ch.
  • Does anyone know what the difference is between the cover letter and the project description? Since they are nearly the same lengths, I'm unsure what information to put where or if they should repeat... 

University of Bath (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified researcher to work on a new interdisciplinary project ‘Mobilising historical flood data for use in contemporary flood risk assessments’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The post is primarily based in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering’s Water Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) group with links to Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) and in collaboration with School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Bath.
  • The aim of the project is to understand how to use documentary evidence of past flood events within modern flood risk assessments, and to assess the utility of this information. Focussing on the River Avon and its interactions with the historical city of Bath over the past three centuries, the appointee will be responsible for (i) investigating and documenting historical changes in river hydraulics and management of the River Avon in Bath and translating this evidence into hydraulic river models representing past conditions, (ii) reconstruction of identified historical flood events in the city of Bath using hydraulic and hydrological modelling tools, and (iii) investigating new methods for flood frequency analysis using historical datasets, including uncertainty assessments. The successful candidate is also expected to engage in dissemination to local interest groups and stakeholders through outreach events.
  • Candidates should ideally have a PhD with experience in the use of hydraulic modelling tools is a requirements as well as an interest in statistical modelling of extreme events and an interest in history and public engagement.
  • The post is a 12-month fixed term contract.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Thomas Kjeldsen (t.r.kjeldsen@bath.ac.uk) (01225386298)
  • Further details: Job Description & Person Specification AND Terms of Employment
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 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 Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow: Media History of Science and Religion - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2018Edit

  • Fixed Term – 3 years Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year.
  • The post holder will create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research and through publication for a portfolio of multidisciplinary research projects which includes initially the large scale international Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project. The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary research team, on a portfolio of research projects including a large scale international project entitled: Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives (funded by the Templeton Religion Trust). The post holder will be centrally involved in all aspects of the study including leading on the development of an international research network in the field of science and religion in society and related research grants, events, activities and website commissioning/content. The successful candidate will have a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science/Science Studies and experience in research relating to the relationship between evolutionary science, religion and non-religion in society. Excellent planning and organisational skills and communication skills are vital.
  • Skills and Experience Required:
  • PhD in History and Philosophy of Science/Science Studies
  • MRes or Masters in relevant research methods or equivalent
  • A relevant undergraduate degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or equivalent is required.
  • Proven and extensive experience of undertaking research relating to the relationship between evolutionary science, religion and non-religion in society.
  • Demonstrable strong presentation skills and aptitude for public engagement.
  • Research staff and/or research project management experience.
  • Aptitude and experience for international research collaboration.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in media analysis techniques and archival research
  • Demonstrable experience of successful research funding pursuit at level of Co-I or PI.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary research project or team and managing/supervising multidisciplinary research
  • An evidenced growing international reputation in the field of science and religion in society
  • High level of analytical capability
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Demonstrable experience of presenting and leading sessions at international research conferences
  • Experience of leading on the development of research-based websites
  • Experience of co-ordinating international academic conferences or events.
  • Demonstrable cultural sensitivity in research dissemination and communication
  • To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx
  • Closes: 3rd October 2018.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow: Sociology of Science and Religion - Deadline: 7 Oct. 2018Edit

  • Full Time, Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year.
  • This position is for a Research Fellow to work within a multidisciplinary research team, on a portfolio of research projects including a large scale international project entitled: Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives (funded by the Templeton Religion Trust). The postholder will be centrally involved in all aspects of the study including supervising and developing a collaborative team of international qualitative researchers examining social and cultural perspectives on evolutionary science and religion in 6 countries, project development and dissemination of findings in a variety of formats. They will create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research and through publication for a portfolio of multidisciplinary research projects which includes initially the large scale international Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sociology of Religion and experience in research relating to the relationship between evolutionary science, religion and non-religion in society. Excellent planning and organisational skills and communication skills are vital. They will initiate and conduct original research which has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national and international reputation, plan, design and co-ordinate research activities and programmes, contribute to the development of research strategies, publish results of own research, supervise PhD students and contribute to the Department/School/Centre through management/ leadership. They will develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities, widening participation, schools outreach or similar activities at Department/School/Centre level or further within the University.
  • Skills and Experience Required:
  • PhD in Sociology of Religion
  • MRes or masters in relevant social research methods or equivalent
  • A relevant undergraduate degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or equivalent is required.
  • Proven and extensive experience of undertaking research relating to the relationship between evolutionary science, religion and non-religion in society.
  • Good presentation skills and aptitude for public engagement.
  • Research staff and/or research project management experience.
  • Aptitude for and experience of international research collaboration.
  • Proficient in qualitative field research (e.g. semi-structured interviews, focus groups) and quantitative survey-based research data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful research funding pursuit at level of Co-I or PI.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary research project or team and managing/supervising multidisciplinary research
  • A growing international reputation in the field of science and religion in society
  • High level of analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Demonstrable experience of presenting and leading sessions at international research conferences
  • A strong understanding of the methodological implications arising from cross cultural research
  • Cultural sensitivity in research dissemination and communication
  • Closing date: 7 October 2018. Reference: 80004. To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Starting date: January 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until December 2022
  • The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Tuomas Tahko on the European Research Council project ‘The Metaphysical Unity of Science’, running from September 2018 until August 2023.
  • As Research Associate you will be expected to have a background in a field of philosophy relevant to the project to work with the PI and the project team on the above questions. Relevant areas of experience include some combination of metaphysics, general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of chemistry, and philosophy of physics. The main tasks are to produce peer-reviewed scientific articles and other project outputs, participate in reading groups and other meetings, and help organising the project’s events.
  • The Metaphysical Unity of Science (MetaScience) ERC Consolidator Grant project pursues the question of what, if anything, unifies the natural sciences. The project studies the question from the perspective of metaphysics and philosophy of science—metaphysics of science—by way of employing case studies from biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • What does it mean for one scientific phenomenon to be explained in terms of another? Under what conditions does scientific unification take place? In philosophy, these questions are often discussed under the rubric of reduction. Typically, in asking whether one phenomenon reduces to another, we aim to understand what the ultimate or fundamental basis of the first phenomenon is. In the mid to late 20th century, there was a hope to reduce all higher level phenomena to fundamental physics. Yet, it was soon discovered that there are phenomena that cannot be easily reduced, so unification may not be available via this route.
  • The project’s ambitious goal is to produce a novel account of unification. This is made possible by recent breakthroughs in the methodology of metaphysics, an area sometimes called “metametaphysics”. The project’s objectives are (1) to establish the criteria for scientific unification; (2) to conduct case studies of actual scientific reductions at the biology-chemistry and the chemistry-physics interfaces; (3) to study the role of dependence relations weaker than reduction.
  • The project team consists of the PI, three Postdocs, a PhD student, and a Project Administrator.
  • For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Tuomas Tahko (tuomas.tahko@bristol.ac.uk).
  • Closing date for applications is midnight Thursday 1 November 2018

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Senior Research Associate IUSSP Scientific Programme on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development - Deadline: 21 Oct. 2018Edit

  • We seek a skilled researcher for a 1 year Senior Research Associate role. The Associate will work with the IUSSP/Gates Advisory Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development under the supervision of Professor Susan Parnell in the School of the Geographical Sciences at Bristol University and, remotely, Professor Mark Montgomery at the New York Population Council. The Associate will undertake new individual and joint research on the genesis and evolution of the scholarship and practice links between reproductive health, family planning and urban development.
  • The purpose of the post is to generate one or two new high impact publishable papers that provide a new cohort of Fellows, that is being supported by IUSSP Scientific Programme on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development, with an up-to-date understanding of the field and its coherence, and to prepare the ground for the consolidation and expansion of new work in reproductive health and family planning that specializes in cities.
  • The Associate will have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) and record of publication excellence that draws on a background in urban history, the history of medicine, urban planning or demography. The ideal candidate will have a research record grounded in the cities of the global south and will have some experience of working across disciplines and with southern based scholars and policy makers. Evidence of collegiality and the ability to produce collaborative research is expected.
  • The post is available for a one year period, with a start date from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.

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, Clare College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2019 - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited for two Junior Research Fellowships in any arts or humanities discipline, tenable for three years from 1 October 2019.
  • The Fellowships are intended for researchers in any arts or humanities discipline who are in the early stages of their research careers. The College is grateful to the Newby Trust for funding one of the Fellowships. The holder of this Fellowship will be called the Newby Trust Research Fellow.
  • The successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level. It is expected that the candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last year.
  • Candidates who have devoted more than five years to research by 1 October 2019, (including time spent working towards their PhD), either full-time or part-time, will not be considered without exceptional justification
  • Remuneration for research fellows is set by reference to the Cambridge University general stipend and salary scale with a starting point of spine point 39 (currently £30,395). This will increase by one spine point each year of research.
  • The College offers additional benefits including ten free meals per week, the reimbursement of some research expenses and membership of the University Superannuation Scheme.
  • The successful candidates will carry out full-time research.
  • Research Fellows may undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term. They will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.
  • The competition closes at 13:00 GMT on Monday 19 November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 11 January 2019 and asked to submit copies of their written works by Saturday 19 January. The final decision will be made by 25 March 2019.
  • To apply for a Junior Research Fellowship, please go to https://jrf.clare.cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (UK:Eng) - (Three) Research Fellowships 2019 - Deadline: 4 Oct. 2018Edit

  • The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject; all three Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2019.
  • Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. Eligibility is restricted to those for whom the Research Fellowship would be their first substantial, paid academic or research appointment (other than as a doctoral student).
  • These Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers: successful candidates are likely to be in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD degree after 1 October, 2017. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • The stipend for Research Fellows is related to the national academic scale. The current stipends are £24,507 (£32,237 if not resident in College) for post-doctoral Research Fellows and £23,012 (£30,741 if not resident in College) for pre-doctoral Research Fellows. Pre-doctoral Research Fellows will be responsible for any University fee they incur up to the level of a UK post-graduate student; the College will contribute the difference if a higher fee is applicable. Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week.
  • For further details please visit http://resfell.emma.cam.ac.uk/rf_2019/. The online application process is available from 3 September 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 5pm on Thursday 4 October, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.

University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018Edit

  • Gonville & Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect four Research Fellows in 2019. Candidates should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who will be in either their final year of doctoral research, or within one year of the first submission of their PhD for Arts candidates or two years for Science candidates. Research Fellowships are awarded to men or women of exceptionally strong academic record who have produced innovative doctoral research in any branch of the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and Medicine) or Arts (including all subjects in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).
  • The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2019. Research Fellows have the full entitlement of Fellows; they are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.
  • The College would like to make it clear that it would welcome applications from eligible candidates who are applying for or have already been appointed to a salaried post-doctoral position in a laboratory, department or faculty in Cambridge. Such a person appointed to a Research Fellowship would be entitled to all the other benefits of a Research Fellow. If the post-doctoral position comes to an end before the end of the four-year fellowship, the College’s usual stipend will apply for the remainder of the time.
  • The current stipend of a Research Fellow is £20,979, rising by three annual increments to £23,535. In addition, the College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy) and 10 free meals per week. There are also opportunities for College teaching (up to six hours per week), which attracts extra payment. Certain research expenses may be reimbursed. Research Fellows who choose to live outside the College are eligible for a housing allowance.
  • Candidates must submit with their application written work for assessors of at least 30,000 words in length, sometimes including a complete PhD of about 80,000 words, and/or published work, the main body of all of which must be in English, apart from quotations.
  • Full details of our application procedures for 2019 are now available online at http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/jrf_vacancies
  • NB: the posting period of the job advert may mean the institution is unable to sponsor visas for non-EU/UK candidates. Please check before applying.
  • Applications must be completed by Friday 28 September 2018. The election will be held on Friday 11 January 2019 and candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview on that day if so required.

University of Cambridge, Homerton College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship - 19 Oct. 2018Edit

  • Homerton College invites applications for one or more Junior Research Fellowships (stipendiary or non-stipendiary). Applications may be made in the fields of: Economics (Econometrics / Applied Econometrics); Modern German History (post-1871)
  • Candidates may be graduates of any University and will have completed or be about to complete a PhD. There is no age limit for eligibility, but the College will not normally appoint Junior Research Fellows who are more than three years beyond the award of a doctorate. A Junior Research Fellowship is tenable for four years with effect from 1st October 2019.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 19 October 2018, at noon. For further particulars and application details please visit: https://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/vacancies#25524

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.
  • Rejection received on 2 October 2018.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2019 - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship in arts and humanities. This will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2019. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any University, men or women, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The Fellowship is intended to be an early (first or second) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • The prime duty of a Research Fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year.
  • Salary will be in the range £21,414 - £22,659 (as at 1 October 2018) with a PhD (10% reduction if pre-PhD submission). Junior Research Fellowships additionally carry accommodation and dining entitlements.
  • Candidates are advised that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College, Robinson College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships, with a total of eight Fellowships offered for 2019.
  • Full information regarding all the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website from 10 October 2018: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. Competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 12 November 2018

University of Cambridge, King's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship in Immateriality 2019 - 2023 - Deadline: 6 Sept. 2018 - LONGLISTINGEdit

  • 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
  • 10/2/2018 15:20 GMT UPDATEjust received word that I have been longlisted; 20K word writing sample requested by Friday 10/5/2018; updated 1K word description of project [clarifying how it addresses problems of immateriality] requested by Friday 11/30/2018.

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary (Junior) Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2019. (The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities). Applications are invited from graduates, from any university. Candidates should normally have completed two or three years of research and may have written a PhD dissertation. The current gross stipend (2018-19) for a Research Fellow is £22,883p.a. (subject to annual cost of living award). A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students.
  • The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Tuesday 6 November 2018.
  • For additional information and further details on how to apply please visit the Magdalene College website at http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 17 Sept. 2018Edit

  • The Governing Body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the College, and others, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2019.
  • Candidates must, by 1 October 2019, have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification or equivalent. They should be capable of performing unsupervised post-graduate research. Candidature is also restricted to those who commenced full-time research work on a Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 October 2015. Furthermore, candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
  • The electors will make a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.
  • The annual remuneration of a Research Fellow will, from 1 October 2019, be equivalent to point 30 on the University Scale, at present £22,876 (resident in College) or £25,660 (non-resident) with an annual research allowance of up to £1,389. The successful candidate will be eligible for single-occupancy residential accommodation in College free of charge. Fellows with a partner may also live in College accommodation, subject to a contribution to rent and bills for their partner. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D., the College may pay certain approved University fees. Research Fellows are expected to engage in full time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the Common Table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed. Up to one year’s absence may be granted.
  • For further information on eligibility and how to apply go to: https://www.resfell.pet.cam.ac.uk
  • The closing date for receipt of electronic applications is Monday 17 September 2018
  • Rejection Oct 11 "Over 400 people registered for the competition of which 250 completed applications were then graded.  Of those who received 'outstanding' gradings, 26 were shortlisted."

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 (jrf@queens.cam.ac.uk) 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 (USA:IL) - Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor in Migration and Multicultural Societies - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2018Edit

  • The Department of Comparative Human Development invites applications for a social scientist whose research focuses on individuals in the context of migration and multicultural societies; scholars may approach this topic from one of a number of disciplinary perspectives. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to: migration and the life course, socialization and intergenerational transmission in multicultural settings, bilingualism and learning, gender, kinship and sexuality; citizenship ideologies and attitudes towards cultural difference in host countries (e.g., tolerance, human rights, pluralism, social intelligence, etc.) and mental health. The ideal candidate will have an ambitious and innovative research program with strong theoretical and empirical components. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups historically underrepresented in the discipline, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.
  • The Department of Comparative Human Development is an interdisciplinary program at the critical edge of thought and research in the social sciences. Faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary, holistic, and comparative research focused on individual lives within various, changing, and heterogeneous contexts. They draw on methods and concepts from anthropology, biological and developmental psychology, educational research, sociology, and statistics. They are committed to examining humans as simultaneously sociocultural, biological, and psychological beings who change over developmental and historical time. For more information please see our website: https://humdev.uchicago.edu.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow with an initial one or two-year appointment at the faculty rank of instructor. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience, by the time the appointment begins. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.
  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/y7blnufw. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of reference; 4) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; and 5) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy. Writing samples may be requested at a later date.
  • The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
  • The review of the applications will begin on October 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The position will begin on or after July 1, 2019.

University of Chicago (USA: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 Chicago (IL) - Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 2019-21 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on July 1, 2019. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars from across the university to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and to explore how this history and culture shapes our modern world.

Applicants must demonstrate current research interests that straddle multiple fields. We are particularly interested in applicants working at the intersection of areas such as, but not limited to, technology, public policy, and ethics. We also invite applicants working on the Institute’s 2019-21 theme – medical genetics and the history of eugenics. We welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented, such as women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native. We will evaluate applicants on the quality and quantity of publications, recommendations, and undergraduate teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work beyond disciplinary constraints.   

The successful candidate must have a PhD before the start of the appointment. Postdocs will conduct individual research and may collaborate on topics including the current research theme.  The position is non-renewable and brings with it two years of salary at $63,000 per year, benefits, office space, pedagogical training, reimbursement of up to $2,500 for moving expenses, and a research allowance of $2,000 per year.

Institute Postdocs are expected, at the minimum, to:

  • conduct their own research towards a book or other project;
  • teach three 10-week courses per year (UChicago is on the quarter system) designed to appeal to a wide group of students; depending on teaching needs these courses may be graduate, undergraduate, team-taught, or in the Core;
  • hone and document their teaching skills through engagement with the Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT);
  • hone interview and job skills with UChicagoGRAD, an on-campus resource focused on guiding postdocs and graduate students toward professional satisfaction in academia;
  • participate in the year-long Institute workshop series on Comparing Practices of Knowledge and present their work in one of the workshop sessions;
  • submit an article based on research conducted during their Institute fellowship to KNOW:  A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge; and
  • Write a one-page post for the Institute blog, connecting your research to current affairs.

The Institute will arrange for a faculty mentor and opportunities to forge personal and academic relationships across the University. Successful candidates will be appointed at the Institute and in the College, in addition to being affiliated with a relevant academic department(s). An office space will be provided and there is an expectation that it will be actively utilized and postdocs will participate in the life of the Institute.

Please submit the following application materials online at https://tinyurl.com/y7haw8gh for posting 03878 : (1) a one-page cover letter explaining how your research transcends individual disciplines and listing three examples of undergraduate courses that you would be most interested to teach, (2) an up-to-date c.v., and (3) a writing sample consisting of a chapter, essay, or article. And please arrange to have three letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to the quality of undergraduate teaching, sent directly to sifk-apps@uchicago.edu. Any questions may be addressed to sifk-apps@uchicago.edu.

  • All recommendation letters and application materials must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed via Skype, and candidates can expect to receive notice of the decision in February. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.   Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

University of Cincinnati (OH) - Department of Sociology - Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN) Post Doctoral Fellow Opportunity - Deadline: Reviews begin 1 Oct. 2018Edit

We are pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellow position with the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN) at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. OPEN conducts rigorous, impactful, and forward thinking social-science research on the reproductive health of Ohioans. Our program is comprised of multiple interdisciplinary research projects which assess reproductive health outcomes, equity, access, cost, and autonomy in the context of federal and state laws and policies. The research team includes faculty, staff, and students from Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Details : We seek an exceptional scholar with a strong background and interest in reproductive health research, including health policy, abortion, and contraception for a postdoctoral fellowship position at University of Cincinnati. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Michelle McGowan (Pediatrics and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies) and Danielle Bessett (Sociology) on a qualitative study focused on abortion clinic closures and legal vulnerabilities in Ohio and Kentucky. We expect data collection to be challenging and data analysis to be complex.  The postdoctoral fellow will also be involved in analysis and interpretation of findings, and working with PIs and co-investigators to develop a dissemination plan for the findings of the Kentucky clinic case study that is most impactful.

This position will provide postdoctoral research training and support (per NIH postdoctoral fellow salary rates) for one year, renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The position also includes funds for travel to conferences for research dissemination and professional development.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are US citizens or permanent residents specializing substantively in reproductive health research, who have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, women’s, gender & sexuality studies, anthropology, public health, bioethics, or a related field by January 2019. Experience with qualitative methods and data analytic techniques is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; an ability to multitask and function independently; good decision making and leadership qualities; strong networking and outreach skills; effective community relation skills; and a strong desire to advance public health knowledge in Ohio and Kentucky are also highly valued attributes. Preferred characteristics include experience with ethnographic or qualitative case study approaches; experience with multidisciplinary team research and grant funded projects; basic knowledge of reproductive health landscapes in Kentucky, Ohio or nearby states; demonstrated productivity in terms of published journal articles.

OPEN recognizes the strength that results from a diverse team, and applicants are encouraged to articulate in their cover letters which identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences they will bring to our team. The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer M/F/Vets/Disabled. Women, People of Color, persons with a disability, individuals who come from rural areas or were first-generation college students, and covered veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with ties to Ohio or Kentucky and who have strong intentions to remain or work in the region after training, as well as those who plan to focus on reproductive health policy-relevant research. OPEN does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

Minimum Qualifications : Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, women’s, gender & sexuality studies, anthropology, public health, bioethics, or a related field by January 2019. Experience with qualitative methods and data analytic techniques is required

Application Process: Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application process by visiting https://job.uc.edu (Search Requisition #31866).  In addition to the application, applicants must submit a current copy of their curriculum vitae; please use the additional documents function and attach a cover letter expressing their knowledge, experience and interests in reproductive health research and details about training and work experience to date; one writing sample; and send contact information for two academic references to Dr. Danielle Bessett (bessetde@ucmail.uc.edu). Applicants who have not yet completed their Ph.D. must also include a letter from their Committee or Department Chair specifying the date of the dissertation defense.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 date and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a position start date in January 2019.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 7 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The above full-time post is available from December 1st 2018 until 30th November 2019 on a fixed-term basis.
  • The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Ween courage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employ ability of our students.
  • The post: The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the project PI Prof Maria Fusaro. The successful candidate will work under her supervision and that of Dr Guido Rossi (University of Edinburgh), one of the senior fellows of the project Average-Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries).This European Research Council funded project focuses on the historical analysis of institutions and their impact on economic development through the investigation of a legal instrument - general average(GA) - which underpins maritime trade by redistributing damages' costs across all interested parties.
  • The PDRA will work on Malta, one of the main centres of maritime traffic in the Mediterranean, where the archives of some local notaries contain a wealth of sea protests related to General Average, which will shed light on the development of GA at the intersection between common law and ius commune.
  • About you: The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be fluent in both English and Italian, as these are the languages in which the primary evidence is written.
  • To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
  • Deadline: 7 Nov. 2018

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2018Edit

  • This full-time role is available from October to 30th September 2019 on a fixed-term basis.
  • The College wishes to recruit one Research Fellow to participate in the Law, Authority and Learning in Shiite Islam (LAWALISI) ERC Advanced project, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave. Based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the project team members will examine the development of Imami Shi'i legal thinking from the earliest times to the present day, placing them in the context of the wider development and elaboration of Islamic law. The two post holders will research in one of the research themes "Legal Theory/Legal Doctrine" or "Fatwas and Fiqh".
  • To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
  • For further information please contact Professor Robert Gleave, e-mail r.gleave@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 264025 - or the Project Officer Ms Sarah Wood: s.a.wood2@exeter.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 17 Oct. 2018.

University of the Free State (ZAF) - International Studies Group Post-doctoral Fellowship 2019 - Deadline: 3 Sept. 2018Edit

  • The International Studies Group (ISG) at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, has vacancies for postdoctoral Research Fellows starting in February 2019, with an annual stipend of ZAR 250,000. The positions are full-time for one year, with the possibility of extension for a further two years contingent on satisfactory progress. The ISG, headed by Professor Ian Phimister, is a research-intensive department, made up of post-doctoral Fellows and PhD students. Although the group particularly specialises in Central and Southern African history, applications are encouraged from candidates with any specialisation in African and/or global and imperial history.
  • Criteria
  • Essential
  • A PhD by the time of appointment
  • Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • A project to produce original research outputs
  • Desirable
  • Previous experience of supervising student dissertations
  • Experience of departmental administration
  • Proven track record of attracting external research funding
  • Application Process: Applicants are asked to send a CV, along with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position and their proposed research and publication plans. These should be emailed as one document to Ms Tari Gwena at gwenat@ufs.ac.za by 12pm on 3rd September 2018. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 17th September. If you do not hear anything by this date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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 Hong Kong (CHINA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2019Edit

Eligibility: The Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates who have a PhD degree conferred after January 1, 2016. Candidates will have defended their dissertation by December 31, 2018, and not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.

  • Application Documents
  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter not exceeding 300 words
  • A research proposal not exceeding 1,500 words (excluding bibliography). Proposals are vetted by specialists as well as non-specialists.
  • One writing sample: one dissertation chapter or one published article
  • Three letters of recommendation to be submitted in PDF format directly to the Society by referees via email to: sofhku@hku.hk. Dossiers are accepted. Letters should be addressed the Director of Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Letterhead is preferred.
  • All applications documents, including the letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered. There is no application fee. Please do not send a transcript of graduate courses or grades. Only applications submitted via email to sofhku@hku.hk will be considered. Applications should be sent with all attachments in PDF format.
  • Notification to Applicants
  • Applicants whose required documents have been submitted by the deadline will receive an email confirming receipt of their application before the end of January, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of March 2019. Please notify us should there be any update to your email address.
  • The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and the professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.
  • Data Privacy: The information provided will be used for appointment to the University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, and upon appointment, for other appropriate purposes within the University. It might also be disclosed to internal departments/agencies authorised to process the information for appointment, e.g. for departmental/faculty review, health assessments, announcement of new appointments. Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, applicants have rights to request access to and/or correction of their personal data held by the University. Requests should be made to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong (e-mail: apptunit@hku.hk).
  • Contact: Please address your inquiries to Ms. Winnie Ling at sofhku@hku.hk.

Appointment Details: Each successful applicant will be given a three-year appointment as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows. Up to 6 Fellowships will be offered. The Fellowship appointment is not tenure-track and is non-renewable. Successful applicants are expected to take up their appointment from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022. A globally competitive package including a monthly salary of HK$31,500, a monthly fixed housing allowance of HK$12,000, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Fellows are expected to reside in Hong Kong for the duration of their appointment but may carry out research abroad in accordance with university guidelines.

Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research. It is not necessary to contact Departments/Schools or Faculty members for a potential supervisor.

Fellows will be expected to cite their affiliation with the Society of Fellows in any publications that result from research work undertaken during the term of their appointment and to provide the Faculty with copies of these publications.

The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact among themselves and with other members of the Faculty. They will be invited to initiate and participate in seminars, talks and other university activities. A dedicated Society of Fellows communal space has been created to facilitate engagement and collaboration.

The Faculty of Arts: HKU’s Faculty of Arts is internationally regarded for its cutting edge research across the range of its subject areas. Its reputation is built on innovation and collaboration, bringing together researchers spanning several disciplines to pioneer new research trends in the Arts and Humanities. There is a strong vision for developing successful interdisciplinary research, and a commitment to ensuring that our research effectively informs our own teaching as well as a wider process of knowledge exchange.

  • Deadline for Applications: The deadline for application is 23:00 on Monday, January 7, 2019 (Hong Kong time).

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Research Associates on the Faith in the Town Project - Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018Edit

  • Contract Duration: Available from 3 December 2018 until 2 December 2020
  • We seek to appoint two postdoctoral research associates to support the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Faith in the town: lay religion, urbanisation and industrialisation in England, 1740-1830, coordinated by Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester) and Professor Jeremy Gregory (University of Nottingham). The Research Associates will be responsible for locating relevant material in archives across the north of England, analysing this data along with Professors Barker and Gregory, and producing some of the project outputs.
  • The successful applicants will have undertaken historical research closely related to the project, be able to demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills, and have experience of working with a range of primary sources from the period under consideration. They will have strong palaeographic and organisational skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • We expect to hold interviews for the post on 18 October.
  • Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews: Name: Professor Hannah Barker Email: hannah.barker@manchester.ac.uk; General enquiries: Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk Tel: 0161 275 4499; Technical support: Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk Tel: 0161 850 2004
  • Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018.

University of Michigan (USA: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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Appointment:

  • 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 lsacollegiate@umich.edu.

  • 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.

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 New South Wales (AUS) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 11 Sept. 2018Edit

  • About the role: $91,743 plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading; 12-month fixed-term contract; Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • A one year postdoctoral position in political philosophy is available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative (PJI). Some of the research being undertaken includes: Providing a framework to fairly determine Australia’s ‘carbon budget’; understanding the moral obligations of fossil fuel exporting nations; examining the justice related issues associated with climate transitions; egalitarianism and historical responsibility. The position includes scope to develop further topics. The position would suit a candidate within the broad area of moral and political philosophy but candidates from cognate disciplines and with a background in climate justice are also encouraged to apply.
  • An important part of the program will be to work closely with colleagues across the University, undertake original research, and assist in coordinating the climate justice research program of the Practical Justice Initiative under the direction of Professor Jeremy Moss. The research program offers the opportunity and resources to develop a range of activities in connection with key topics in moral and political philosophy (and related areas) and to explore their implications.
  • The position encompasses the production of research papers, reports, undertaking background research, organising events, as well as producing high quality individual research and assist in coordinating the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative under the direction of Professor Moss. The role may also require the provision of assistance with funding applications and occasional teaching.
  • The role also includes an opportunity to develop high impact outputs related to the research area.
  • There is potential to extend the position.
  • There is also potential to offer a fractional position.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Specific responsibilities for this role include:
  • Submission of and successful publication of articles in peer reviewed journals during the term of the appointment;
  • Provide assistance with the organisation of events related to projects;
  • Undertake background research and assist with the production of reports;
  • Preparing research proposals for submission to external funding bodies;
  • Involvement in professional activities including presentations at conferences and seminars;
  • Undertake day to day responsibility for a research program;
  • Actively contributing to the collaborative research culture of the School and the Practical Justice Initiative;
  • Develop and maintain a digital presence;
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
  • You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.
  • Contact: Steve Lalic Talent Acquisition Consultant E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au T: (61 2) 9385 3426
  • Applications close: 11th Sep 11.00pm.

University of Oxford (Eng: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.

  • Rejection received via email (10/10)

University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum (UK:Eng) - Ashmolean-Getty Paper Project Research Fellow - Deadline: 5 Oct. 2018Edit

  • You will be an early career researcher who holds a PhD/DPhil in History of Art and is committed to a curatorial career in the field of old master drawings. You will have specialist knowledge in an area of Italian 15th - 18th-century drawings, together with a general knowledge of Italian art; familiarity with the Ashmolean’s drawings collection will be advantageous. You will have some experience of object-centred drawings research and museum scholarship, possibly through having held a curatorial internship. You will be aware of issues around collections care and conservation, and will have a strong interest in connoisseurship and drawings scholarship. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, proficiency in the Italian language, and the ability to manage varying demands efficiently. You will have excellent IT skills with the capacity to use the MuseumPlus collections database.
  • This is the first of two successive Research Fellowships enabling the development of curatorial skills and expertise in drawings scholarship and connoisseurship, in addition to the academic experience already gained with a doctoral degree. You will carry out research and writing as part of a major project of cataloguing the Ashmolean’s Italian drawings collection, working closely with the Keeper of Western Art and consulting with other drawings specialists. Your duties will include activities relating to cataloguing, interpreting and documenting the Italian drawings collections; research travel; digitisation; and student and public engagement. Based in the Department of Western Art, you will collaborate on the project with curators, collections staff, conservators and other colleagues across the Museum. The Research Fellows are supported by the Getty Foundation as part of The Paper Project, an initiative focused on training and professional development in prints and drawings curatorship. This is a fixed-term post for 18 months; we hope the successful applicant can start as soon as possible.
  • The Ashmolean Museum has been described as “unquestionably the finest university museum in the world” (The Times, 29 October 2009). The Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology together with objects and works owned by other private individuals and bodies and loaned to it. The collections themselves are of world significance. They range from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture. These are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the Ashmolean is a great public Museum, open to all without charge.
  • All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application.
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Ashmolean Museum on Monday 29 October 2018 and you must be available on this date. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Interviews may be arranged by Skype.
  • LINK: http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=136626
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 5 October 2018.

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/
  • https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=135292
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 October 2018.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) Faculty of Philosophy - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Philosophy of Phenemonology - Deadline: 14 Sept.Edit

  • Faculty of Philosophy: Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Obervatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
  • Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £33, 518 p.a.
  • Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Phenomenology. This post is fixed-term for 3 years from the date of appointment.
  • Recent years have seen an increasing interest in phenomenology as a qualitative research method. This development has primarily happened in the field of healthcare (e.g., nursing studies and occupational therapy), applied psychology, educational research and sports science. At first sight, the idea that phenomenology might offer important tools to qualitative researchers is hardly surprising. On closer examination, however, it quickly becomes evident that the precise character and value of the phenomenological contribution is contested. Well-known proponents of phenomenology as a qualitative research method such as Giorgi, van Manen and Smith disagree on fundamental issues, including the extent to which qualitative research must engage with and draw on the work of the phenomenological philosophers in order to qualify as phenomenological.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with the Principal Investigator to critically assess the current proposals on offer, and by drawing on insights found in classical phenomenological psychology and phenomenological psychiatry as well as in recent debates concerning naturalised phenomenology to develop a new set of tools that can be used by qualitative researchers and healthcare practitioners.
  • The successful candidate should have a PhD in philosophy, a solid background in phenomenology and familiarity with qualitative research as well as with either philosophy of psychiatry or philosophy of nursing. Also essential are excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research network at meetings.
  • Applications must be made online. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please access the link below.
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 14 September 2018.

University of Oxford, Magdalen College  (UK:Eng) - Fellowship by Examination (JRF) - Deadline: 11 Oct. 2018Edit

  • Salary: £22,915 per annum, subject to an annual cost of living award, and partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £15,000 per annum
  • The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows (JRF)) in 2019. The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their research.
  • Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £22,915 per annum, subject to an annual cost of living award, and partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £15,000 per annum. During the first two years of appointment, the Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College, and for all three years of appointment is entitled to: free lunches and dinners in College and a research allowance. Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and their research base must be in Oxford.
  • Candidates should have completed, or be near to completing, a doctorate or other post-graduate research. Applications are invited from those who are near to completion of their doctoral research or who submitted their doctorate on or after 11 October 2017. Those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 11 October 2017 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break (e.g. a period of parental leave, family commitments, or illness) or there are other exceptional circumstances. No applicant who has been appointed to a permanent academic post in an institution of higher education at any time in their career will be eligible.
  • Main duties and responsibilities: Independent research in an academic subject. The basic obligation of a Fellow by Examination (JRF) is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality programme of original research; publicise the outcomes of that research through presentation of papers and publications; and engage in the life and activities of the College. The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of 20 hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College’s own teaching needs.
  • Skills and experience required: Research experience in an academic subject.
  • Applications should be made electronically at http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/job-vacancies/. The closing date is UK time 12 noon on Thursday 11 October 2018, and applications must be completed on or before that time.

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.

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 South Florida (FL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences - "Global Change in a Dynamic World" - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2019Edit

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 11th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; digital humanities; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) work closely with distinguished faculty; (ii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iii) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (iv) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environmental Science and Policy; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2016. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by July 1st, 2019 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida. Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions are welcome to apply.

2019-20 Applications will be accepted starting December 1st.

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:

A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on: how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan the department with which you would like to be affiliated (you may only be affiliated with one department); your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.
A Curriculum Vitae,
Two letters of reference,
Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 50 pages total).
Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.
Copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year.

Send all application materials to: postdoc@usf.edu

Applications must be in one file (PDF) except for the reference letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • The application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.

University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Medieval Legal History (France) - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Start: 3 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Fixed term for 12 months
  • Applications are invited for a one-year Research Fellowship in legal history available from January 2019. The position is to work with Professor John Hudson on the ERC Advance Grant funded project ‘Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the thirteenth centuries’ (CLCLCL). In addition to pursuing the specified research within the project, the successful applicant will be required to participate in the broader work of the project by contributing to workshops and outreach activities.
  • Applicants should have completed or nearly completed a PhD in a related topic.
  • Further information on the University, the School of History, and the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research can be found at the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk).
  • The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
  • Please quote ref: AR2153SB
  • Closing Date: 2 November 2018
  • Interview Date: 20 November 2018
  • Further Particulars: AR2153SB FPs.doc

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK:Scot and CHN) - Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2018/9 - Deadline: 29 Aug. 2018Edit

  • The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) at the University of Strathclyde, the Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies (MCDPS) and the Center for the History of Development (CHD) at Shanghai University invite applications for the above Fellowships. They are aimed at candidates who will be in the final year of doctoral study or in the first two years of their postdoctoral career in the academic year 2018/9.
  • Successful applicants will spend up to a year working in Shanghai in the collaboration that has grown since 2012 between the two institutions in order to; conduct personal research; to produce publications and postdoctoral funding applications; and to contribute to teaching in English for undergraduates and postgraduates. The scheme follows on from a successful pilot programme in 2017/2018 and up to three Fellowships are available this year.
  • Further Particulars
  • The Fellowship will provide the costs of one return airfare and visas, and a stipend of £1000 per month, which is ample to meet accommodation and living expenses. Fellows will also have access to an additional £1,000 for research trips and/or conference attendance.
  • An award is intended to provide successful candidates with a nine to twelve month period in China starting as soon as possible in the 2018/2019 academic year. During this time the expectation is that Fellows will; provide support to teaching in English (no more than five hours a week); complete their thesis where not already submitted, or prepare it for publication if doctorate awarded; secure a book contract for their first monograph; complete at least one journal article; map out a postdoctoral project, and prepare a funding application to secure resources for it.
  • Strathclyde and Shanghai Universities will provide full access to all facilities at both institutions. Fellows will be based at the Baoshan campus of Shanghai University where they will enjoy a one-bedroom apartment at a cost of £410 per month. Baoshan is among the most affordable places to live in Shanghai despite sitting only a half hour from the city centre by train, and the campus and surrounding area are pleasant environments in which to live and work; http://en.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx
  • Applications are welcome from those working on any aspect of the Medical Humanities, including, although not limited to, History, Literary Studies, Ethics and Philosophy, Law, Translation Studies, etc. There is no expectation that research will be focused on China or Asia, and no preference for any particular period or place.
  • Successful candidates should acknowledge the CSHHH Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, Shanghai University and the Wellcome Trust in all publications and academic activities which result from an award.
  • Please submit an academic cv of no more than two sides of A4, a 250 word summary of research to date and a 250 word outline of proposed future research by noon (UK time) on August 29th to caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk
  • A review of applications begins on August 29th and will continue until the positions are filled.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Criticism Lab - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The postdoctoral fellow will work with the Quantitative Criticism Lab (QCL, http://www.qcrit.org) on a project funded by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to develop computational tools for the cross-cultural analysis of literature.

Essential Functions: Work with the Quantitative Criticism Lab, a research group developing cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of literature and culture, to produce a web-based suite of tools for traditionally-trained humanists to analyze literary texts in a quantitative manner. The tools are expected both to enhance traditional modes of literary criticism and to enable novel quantitative analyses of the cultural evolution of literature. Work primarily involves software development and machine learning. Design research, analyze data, and produce writing for diverse scholarly venues. Under the supervision of Pramit Chaudhuri (UT Austin) and Joseph Dexter (Dartmouth College), the co-directors of QCL, collaborate with a diverse array of scholars, in both academia and industry, affiliated with QCL. Play a major role in mentoring the numerous graduate, undergraduate, and high school students who conduct research with QCL. Participate in organization of workshops and conferences; work towards the data management and sustainability goals for the project.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in a computational, statistical, linguistic, or literary field is required. Possible disciplines include (but are not limited to) anthropology, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, classics, comparative literature, computer science, English, evolutionary biology, linguistics, and statistics. Expertise in computer programming and statistical analysis is essential, as is a deep interest in the study of literature. By the start date of the position, applicants should either have the Ph.D. in hand or be able to provide certification from their home institution that all degree requirements have been successfully completed. They must have received the Ph.D. within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with any of the following areas: computational linguistics, cultural evolution, digital humanities, literary criticism of a premodern or non-Anglophone tradition, machine learning, and natural language processing. Residence in Austin, the site of QCL's physical lab space, during the fellowship period.

Expected position duration: January 2, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

  • Apply through UT Jobs portal by 10/15/18. In addition to CV and letter of interest, email a 2-4 page summary of past and current research interests, particularly any computational work, a writing sample (e.g., article or dissertation chapter; maximum 40 pp.) and three letters of recommendation to vnoya@austin.utexas.edu by 10/15/18.

University of Utah (UT) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Atlantic Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

The Department of English at the University of Utah seeks a postdoctoral scholar whose research focuses on the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic. We welcome applications from scholars in all historical periods. This two-year fellowship carries a 1/1 teaching load and includes the opportunity to organize a national symposium in Black Atlantic Studies in the second year.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in English or another appropriate discipline awarded in 2014 or later; the degree must be in hand by August 19, 2019.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit an application letter, c.v., writing sample, and letters of recommendation. Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/54397

University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 21 Sept. 2018Edit

  • The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2019/20 academic year.
  • The Faculty is one of the world’s top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties and is home to a thriving research culture spread across eight Departments and Schools and two independent Research Centres. These are Classics and Ancient History; English and Comparative Literary Studies: Film and Television Studies; History; History of Art; the School of Modern Languages and Cultures; the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies; the School for Cross-Faculty Studies; the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies; and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. Further information about the Faculty’s research can be found here: warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research.
  • Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • They must be in possession of a doctoral degree by 1st April 2019
  • They must be either a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community
  • They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment
  • They must be within three years of the award of their doctorate (measured from the date of their viva voce examination) on 1st April 2019.
  • Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. For more information on the scheme’s aims and eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships.
  • Prospective applicants are required to identify an academic mentor from within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick, and academic staff lists are available on the website for each Department/School/Centre which are listed at warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/aboutus. Applicants should approach their proposed mentor to discuss their project at the earliest opportunity.
  • Applications will require approval from the proposed host department. For this, candidates will need to send the following information by email to James Green, Research Strategy and Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts (james.green@warwick.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 21st September 2018:
  • A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • The name of their proposed mentor at the University of Warwick
  • The name of their referee
  • How your research plans fit with the profile of the Department/School/Centre you wish to be hosted by (maximum 150 words)
  • If their application is approved, candidates will be invited to submit their proposal through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal. The deadline for submissions is 17th October 2018.
  • The University is able to support candidates in the development of applications through our Research and Impact Services team. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact James Green on the above email address.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA: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.

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.

University of York (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018Edit

  • The Department of History seeks to appoint a research fellow in Latin American history to work on a NERC-AHRC funded project on 'Integrating ecological and cultural histories to inform sustainable and equitable futures for the Colombian páramos'. Working primarily with Professor Henrice Altink, Dr Sabine Clarke and Dr Helen Cowie, and liaising extensively with other members of the project team in the UK and Colombia, your research duties will focus on the multiple values provided by the páramo ecosystem and their relationship with communities’ livelihoods and wellbeing in the past, present and future. You will also be responsible for day-to-day project planning, for liaising with other researchers on the project in the University of York and at other collaborating institutions in the UK and in Colombia, and for coordinating the project data management plan.
  • You should have a PhD in Latin American History or a cognate field relevant to the post with a specialism in social and cultural history, and ideally have knowledge of environmental history. You should have professional working proficiency in Spanish and be able to apply a range of historical research techniques and write up research for publication in high-quality journals.
  • The department is one of the founding Departments (with Politics and Environment) of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC). You will play a role in this major new interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching and partnership for global development, which seeks to collaborate with partners worldwide to create new interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to tackle global challenges.
  • The position is full-time and based in the Department of History, Heslington. The position is available from 1 December 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31 July 2021.
  • Informal enquiries about the post should be made to Professor Henrice Altink (henrice.altink@york.ac.uk), +44 1904 322989). Further information about the Department is available at: www.york.ac.uk/history
  • The starting salary is £32,236 per annum, on grade 6 of the University’s salary scales.
  • This post is available on a fixed term basis for 33 months.
  • Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018.

Valparaiso University (USA:IN) - Lilly Fellows Program (Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humanities and the Arts) - Deadline: 9 Jan. 2019Edit

We offer up to three two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in all areas of the Humanities and the Arts for 2019-2021 for scholars seriously considering academic careers in church‑related institutions. Ph.D., D.M.A., D.F.A., M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received no earlier than December, 2017. Fellows will teach eight courses over a two‑year period, engage in scholarship or creative work, participate in a two‑year colloquium, work with a VU faculty mentor, and interact with representatives from a national network of church‑related institutions. Faculty privileges, $48,300 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund. For more information and to apply via Interfolio, visit http://www.lillyfellows.org and go to “Postdoctoral Fellows Program.”

  • Application deadline: January 9, 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)
  • 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 mii@wustl.edu with additional questions.

Yale Institute of Sacred Music (USA: CT) - Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

Interdisciplinary Fellowships at Yale University. For Senior Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates.

Each year, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) brings a group of Fellows from around the world to join its interdisciplinary community, normally for a one-year term.  The ISM Fellows are scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose work revolves around the sacred, whether sacred music, ritual studies, or religion and the arts. 

The work of the ISM touches a broad array of disciplines, and we welcome scholars and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds, including

Anthropology ~ History of Art and Architecture ~ Cultural Studies ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Religion and Literature ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology ~ Visual Arts ~ World Religions

and more.

Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects with access to Yale's unparalleled resources.  In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows may qualify for research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs.  Fellows may also have the option to teach.

In addition, collections-based short-term fellowships are now offered.

More information and application at http://ism.yale.edu/fellowships.  For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows@yale.edu. 

  • Application Deadline: November 1 .

Yale University (USA:CT) - Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: December 2018Edit

  • Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Yale Program in Iranian Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University
  • The Yale Program in Iranian Studies accepts applications for the Ehsan Yarshater Fellowship in Iranian and Persian Studies for 2019-20 (renewable for one year).
  • The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies. Post-doctoral Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2019 to May 2020. Applicants in all fields of humanities and social and political sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply. Requirements include a viable research project, teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization, and normally residence in New Haven.
  • We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning on December 2018 (and continuing until the selection is final).
  • Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
  • To apply, send a one-page statement, CV, synopsis of your research project, and a draft of a syllabus of a 13 week seminar you propose to teach at Yale. You’ll also need to have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/55263
  • You may visit the Program in Iranian Studies website here: http://iranianstudies.macmillan.yale.edu/
  • Deadline: December 2018.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 18 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one additional year. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions of statecraft and grand strategy, broadly defined, and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies. Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. They are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Fellows will work with an active academic community of postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines. Postdoctoral fellows may teach small seminars if desired. They participate regularly in research colloquia on campus and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and to International Security Studies by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.
  • Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2019.
  • Application Instructions - A complete application consists of:
  • CV
  • A 100-word research proposal abstract.
  • A 1000-word research proposal.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Two writing samples, e.g. dissertation chapters or journal articles.
  • Applications will be received via Interfolio
  • Deadline: 18 Dec. 2018.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year and renewable for one additional year. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must have completed their Ph.D. degree to begin the fellowship.
  • Kissinger Visiting Scholars are expected to use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. (http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collection; http://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources).
  • Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.
  • Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may teach small seminars if desired on subjects relevant to grand strategy, participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.
  • The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale related to his pre-government, government, and post-government careers (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). A program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.
  • Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2019.
  • Application Instructions
  • A complete application includes:
  • C.V.
  • 100-word research proposal abstract.
  • 1000-word research proposal, to include an explanation of how access to the Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to diplomatic history at Yale would help achieve the goals of your project.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Two writing samples, e.g., dissertation chapters or journal articles.
  • Applications are due through Interfolio by November 12th.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History - Deadline: 4 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2019.
  • Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2016. The Program seeks a specialist in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.
  • The Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, teach two courses, one per year, with the option of substituting the organization of a conference, seminar, or colloquium for the second year's course. The annual stipend will be $59,000 plus health benefits.
  • Candidates send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to: Judaic Studies Program P.O. Box 208282 New Haven, CT 06520-8282 EMAIL: renee.reed@yale.edu.
  • The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 4, 2019.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate, Inter-Asia Connections Program - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Inter-Asia Connections Program at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, invites applications for a post-doctoral position. This is two-year appointment beginning August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2021. Reappointment for the second year will be subject to satisfactory evaluation of the first year performance in the postdoctoral position. Duties, in addition to pursuing your own research, will include:
  • Serve as primary programmatic liaison with the two co-PIs, Helen Siu (East Asian Studies) and K. Sivaramakrishnan (South Asian Studies), the principals at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Program’s researchers around the world.
  • Contribute to Inter-Asia curriculum enrichment and teaching on campus by offering a seminar course based on your inter-Asia research interests during either term in each of the two years and coordinating a working group on course and syllabus development.
  • Facilitate faculty and student interest in Inter-Asia Program activities overseas, working with SSRC and other nodal centers of the Inter-Asia network; engage and expand Inter-Asia Program networks on campus.
  • Qualifications: All applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter; a CV; a one-page description of research plans; a draft course syllabus and a title. Two letters of reference should be sent directly and should explicitly address your teaching credentials. Please provide names and contact information for your two referees.
  • Compensation includes an annual salary of $60,000 and health coverage, as well as some funds to cover cost of relocation to New Haven at the start of the postdoctoral appointment and some additional funds for research expenses.
  • All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted. All materials should be submitted only through the provided Interfolio link. To apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/54017.
  • Submit the following items online through the Interfolio link that has been provided:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Names and contact information for references
  • Syllabus and Course Title
  • Publication (25-30 printed pages only)
  • Dissertation Outline, Table of Contents and one Substantive chapter
  • Two Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)
  • We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 07, 2019 and continuing until the selections are final.