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  • 28 Jun. 2018: Waseda University (JPN) - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Humanities
  • 19 Jul. 2018: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • 26 Jul. 2018: University of San Diego (CA)- Social Science/STS/Engineering Ed Research Associate (open until filled)
  • 31 Jul. 2018: University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany & Austria)
  • 10 Aug. 2018 (Nominations): Harvard University (MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships
  • 16. Aug 2018: University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant, Department of History
  • 22 Aug. 2018: Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 29 Aug. 2018: University of Cambridge, Jesus' College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 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
  • 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: Omohundro-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship (VA)
  • 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
  • 12 Nov. 2018: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Warhorse)
  • 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: Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Dartmouth College (NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 15 Nov 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics - Fellows-in-Residence Program
  • 15 Nov. 2018: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, (DEU) - Two Postdoctoral scholars
  • 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
  • 15 Nov. 2018: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - TWO UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2019-2021
  • 15 Nov. 2018: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • 16 Nov. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Charles Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 16 Nov. 2018: Pomona College (CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 16 Nov. 2018: University College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1
  • 16 Nov. 2018: University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher CEHB Project
  • 16 Nov. 2018: Wake Forest University (USA:NC) - Reynolda Mellon Fellowship
  • 19 Nov. 2018: Coventry University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 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
  • 26 Nov. 2018: McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 30 Nov. 2018: University of Southern California (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 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: Louisville Institute - Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 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
  • 2 Dec. 2018: Norwegian University of Science and Technology - 2 Postdoctoral fellowships in modern international history
  • 3 Dec. 2018: Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 5 Dec. 2018: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow
  • 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
  • 7 Dec. 2018: University College Dublin (IRL) - R.Dudley Edwards Fellowship in Irish History
  • 9 Dec. 2018: Madrid Institute for Advanced Study - various postdoctoral fellowships. 
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History, 2019/20
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Durham University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities
  • 10 Dec. 2018: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow - Gurus, Anti-gurus, and Media in North India
  • 12 Dec. 2018: University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term) ARTS425718
  • 14 Dec 2018: Technical University Berlin (Technische Universität) (DEU) - International Postdoc Initiative (IPODI), 4 postdocs for female researchers
  • 14 Dec 2018: University of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College (UK: Eng) - Alice Tong Sze Research Fellowship
  • 15 Dec. 2018: Brandeis University (MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Dec. 2018: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Charles Warren Center 2019-20 Faculty Fellowship (Theme: Ethnic Studies)
  • 17 Dec. 2018: New York University (NY) - Liberal Studies - Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows
  • 17 Dec. 2018: University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
  • 17 Dec. 2018: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - American Culture Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships (Environment / Immigration)
  • 17 Dec. 2018: University of Oxford, Faculty of History (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Newton and the Mint
  • 17 Dec. 2018: University of Oxford, Faculty of History (UK:Eng) - Research Associate on Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World (2 posts)
  • 18 Dec. 2018: Yale University (USA:CT) - Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 19 Dec. 2018: University of Brimingham (UK:Eng) - Science and Religion Research Associate (Qualitative Research
  • 31 Dec. 2018: Freie Universitaet Berlin (DEU) - 2 Research Associate Positions (postdoc)
  • 31 Dec. 2018: Northwestern University (USA:IL) - African American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 31 Dec. 2018: Tulane University (LA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research
  • 2 Jan. 2019: Centre for East European and International Studies (Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien) - postdoctoral researcher
  • 2 Jan. 2019: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2 Jan. 2019: University of Aberdeen (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in New Testament
  • 3 Jan. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Christs College Cambridge - Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology
  • 4 Jan. 2019: Harvard University (USA:MA) and Columbia University (USA:NY) - China and the World Postdoctoral Fellowships (2 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard; 2 China and the World Postdoctoral Fellows at Columbia)
  • 4 Jan. 2019: University of Oxford, Wadham College (UK:Eng) - Fixed Term Junior Research Fellowship in Economic History
  • 5 Jan. 2019: Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in History, Classics and Archaeology
  • 5 Jan. 2019: Concordia University, Montreal - Research Postdoc in Social Justice. (This replaces the old deadline of December 5, 2018.)
  • 6 Jan. 2019: University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Associate/Fellow - Germania Superior (Fixed-term)
  • 7 Jan. 2019: University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019
  • 7 Jan. 2019: University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 7 Jan. 2019: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (ISR) - 5-year Polonsky Postdoctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 7 Jan. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate, Inter-Asia Connections Program
  • 8 Jan. 2019: University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2020
  • 9 Jan. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), University Library - Research Assistant/Associate x 3
  • 9 Jan. 2019: Valparaiso University (IN) - Lilly Fellows Program
  • 10 Jan. 2019: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • ?11 Jan. 2019: New-York Historical Society & The New School (USA:NY), 2019-20 Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology
  • 11 Jan. 2019: Harvard University (USA: MA) - Digital China Fellow
  • 11 Jan. 2019: Rutgers University (NJ) - Two Postdoctoral Associates for Seminar: The University and Its Public Worlds
  • 11 Jan. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies
  • 14 Jan. 2019: Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Science in Human Culture Program, Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 14 Jan. 2019: University of Hawaii, Manoa (USA:HI) - Postdoctoral Fellow (Centre for Korean Studies)
  • 14 Jan. 2019: University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Global Lightning Scholars 2019-20
  • 15 Jan. 2019: California Institute of Technology (CA) - Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructorship
  • 15 Jan. 2019: Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 15 Jan. 2019: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA) - Stephen and Sandra Joffe Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine
  • 15 Jan. 2019: Simon Fraser University (CAN:BC) - Stavros Niarchos Centre for Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2019: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2019: University of Oklahoma - Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Self, Virtue, and Public Life
  • 15 Jan. 2019: University of Texas at Austin (TX) - "Collectives and Commons: Global Histories, Emerging Futures" Residential Fellowship, Institute for Historical Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Post Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2019: Creighton University (USA:NE) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science
  • 16 Jan. 2019: Emory University (USA:GA) - The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, One-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 16 Jan. 2019: Emory University (USA:GA) -  The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 16 Jan. 2019: Harvard University (MA) - Environmental Fellows Program
  • 17 Jan. 2019: Bournemouth University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in African Still and Moving Image (Fixed-Term)
  • 20 Jan. 2019: University of Sydney (AUS) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History
  • 20 Jan. 2019: Vienna School of International Studies (AUT) - Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies
  • 21 Jan. 2019: New York University (NY) - Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
  • 21 Jan. 2019: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Rothermere American Institute  - Kinder Junior Research Fellow in Atlantic History
  • 23 Jan. 2019: Royal Historical Society/Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Past & Present Fellowship: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History
  • 24 Jan. 2019: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - College of Social Sciences and International Studies
  • 28 Jan. 2019: Emory University (GA) - James Weldon Johnson Institute - Visiting Fellows Program
  • 28 Jan. 2019: Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate
  • 28 Jan. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Darwin College - Research Fellowships
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Case Western Reserve University (OH) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Maastricht University (NDL), Postdoc in the History of Traditional Games
  • 31 Jan. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - FraMEPhys Research Fellow
  • 31 Jan. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow - School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 31 Jan. 2019: University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Humanities in a Digital World
  • 31 Jan. 2019: University of Oslo (NOR) - Two postdoctoral fellowships in ERC project “Brokering China’s Extraversion”
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies
  • 1 Feb. 2019: University of Oslo (NOR), Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Epidemics in the Middle East
  • 1 Feb. 2019: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - Digital World History Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1 Feb. 2019: University of South Florida (FL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences - "Global Change in a Dynamic World"
  • 1 Feb. 2019: University of Notre Dame (USA:IN), Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities
  • 1 Feb. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in the History of Representative Institutions
  • 3 Feb. 2019: University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher,Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery
  • 3 Feb. 2019: University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Assistant
  • 4 Feb. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History
  • 5 Feb. 2019: University of Leeds (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded project Group Thought: New Foundations Faculty of Arts
  • 6 Feb. 2019: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hellenic Studies)
  • 8 Feb. 2019: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society: Beyond Disease
  • 8 Feb. 2019: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow: Data Practices in Biomedicine
  • 8 Feb. 2019: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Global Health Governance
  • 10 Feb. 2019: Australian National University (AUS), Research Fellow (Moral AI)
  • 12 Feb. 2019: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow (Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history)
  • 15 Feb. 2019: Duke University (USA:NC) - Lecturing Fellow, Thompson Writing Program
  • 14 Feb. 2019: Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Law and Oral History]
  • 14 Feb. 2019: University of Cambridge, Clare Hall (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences
  • 15 Feb 2019. Tufts University - "Culture, History and Translation" Fellowships (review begins Feb 1st)
  • 15 Feb. 2019: German Historical Institute (DEU) - GHI West Fellowship on the History of Forced Migration
  • 15 Feb. 2019: Macalester College (USA:MN) - Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History
  • 15 Feb. 2019: Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Jack Miller Teaching and Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Studies
  • 15 Feb. 2019: University of Tulsa (USA:OK) - Duane H. King Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Culture of the Americas
  • 15 Feb. 2019: University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI) - A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • 15 Feb. 2019: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Fellow, Stanford Center for Law and History
  • 15 Feb. 2019: (review begins) Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies
  • 16 Feb. 2019: Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 16 Feb. 2019: University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021
  • 16 Feb. 2019: University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies 2019–2021
  • 17 Feb. 2019: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
  • 17 Feb. 2019: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP)- Postdoctoral Researcher in 17th and/or 18th Century East Asian History (China)
  • 17 Feb. 2019: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP)- Postdoctoral Researcher in 17th and/or 18th Century East Asian History (Korea)
  • 22 Feb 2019: University of Pittsburgh: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (Music, Economics, History of Art and Architecture, Anthropology, Religious Studies (USA: PA)
  • 25 Feb. 2019: University of Toronto (CAN: ON) - Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
  • 28 Feb. 2019: Southern University of Science and Technology (CHN) - Junior Fellowship in SUSTech Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
  • 28 Feb. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - Research Associate
  • 28 Feb. 2019: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - The Don King Junior Research Fellowship in History
  • 1 Mar. 2019. Brown University - International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (deadline extended)
  • 1 Mar. 2019: Freie Universität Berlin (DE) - Research Associate (Postdoctoral) in Jewish Studies
  • 1 Mar. 2019: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies
  • 1 Mar. 2019: Macalester College (USA:MN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts
  • 1 Mar. 2019: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Peking University and Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1 Mar. 2019: Université catholique de Louvain (BEL) - Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Digital History and/or Philosophy of Biology
  • 1 Mar. 2019: University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 1 Mar. 2019: University of Pennsylvania, Penn Program on Race, Science, & Society - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1 Mar. 2019: University of Toronto (CAN) - University College Fellow in Early American History
  • 4 Mar. 2019: University College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (War Studies)
  • 4 Mar. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship in colonial or revolutionary North American and Atlantic history
  • 5 Mar. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow 'The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort'
  • 5 Mar. 2019: University of Derby (UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Fellow - History
  • 8 Mar. 2019: London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng), LSE Fellow: Chinese Economic History
  • 8 Mar. 2019: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) ERC Research Fellow
  • 10 Mar. 2019: University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • ?10 Mar. 2019: Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Levantine Studies
  • 10 Mar. 2019: Tufts University (USA:MA) - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Politics of Kinship
  • 11 Mar. 2019: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Metaphysics of Science
  • 11 Mar. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), post-doctoral research associate
  • 11 Mar. 2019: University of Oxford, Worcester College (UK:Eng) - Isenberg Junior Research Fellowship in 20th Century British or American Fiction or Literary Journalism
  • 11 Mar. 2019: Queen's University (UK:Eng)Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe
  • 13 Mar. 2019: American Council of Learned Societies: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows - 21 fellowship placements for recent PhDs in nonproifts & government agencies
  • 13 Mar. 2019: University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Gender, Place & Memory 1400-1900
  • 14 Mar. 2019: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow for Conflict, Memory and Migration: Northern Irish Migrants and the Troubles in Great Britain
  • 15 Mar. 2019: The Aga Khan University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Mar. 2019: Columbia University (USA:NY) - Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia
  • 15 Mar. 2019: Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow
  • 15 Mar. 2019: Temple University (USA:PA) - Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Mar. 2019: University of Aberdeen (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow
  • 15 Mar. 2019: University of Helsinki (FIN) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Algerian Culture and History
  • 15 Mar. 2019: University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 18 Mar. 2019: University of Huddersfield (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Early Modern Period
  • 18 Mar. 2019: University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI) - Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sport and Society in the U.S
  • 19 Mar. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellows (two posts) - Everyday Cyborgs 2.0
  • 21 Mar. 2019: Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow (Conjunctive Explanations)
  • 24 Mar. 2019: Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought
  • 25 Mar. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism Postdoctoral Associate]
  • 25 Mar. 2019: Freie Universität Berlin (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 27 Mar. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Gonville & Caius College - Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship
  • 27 Mar. 2019: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 28 Mar. 2019: University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Wilson Family Research Fellow in Maritime History
  • 29 Mar. 2019: Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in African American History
  • 29 Mar. 2019: University of London (UK:Eng) - Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
  • 31 Mar. 2019: Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American Urban
  • 31 Mar. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow 'Knowing the Secret Police: Secrecy and Knowledge in East German society'
  • 31 Mar. 2019: University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 31 Mar. 2019: New York University Arts & Science (USA:NY) - Elihu Rose Scholar in Modern Military History
  • 1 Apr. 2019: CUNY Graduate Center (USA:NY) - Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
  • 1 Apr. 2019: Queen's University (CAN) Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History
  • 1 Apr. 2019: University of Colorado Boulder (USA: CO) - Scholar in Residence, Modern Latin American History
  • 1 Apr. 2019: University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) Department of Politics and International Studies - Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associat
  • 1 Apr. 2019: University of Southern Denmark (DEN) - Two postdocs in social epistemology or philosophy of science
  • 1 Apr. 2019: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 2 Apr. 2019: Lawrence University (USA:WI) - National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellowship in History
  • 3 Apr. 2019: University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Career Development Fellow in Classics
  • 8 Apr. 2019: Utrecht University (Netherlands) - Postdoc in Philosophy in project on “Wealth, Inequality and Democracy"
  • 10 Apr. 2019: University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Fellow/Associate in 'Visual Histories of occupation in 20th century Asia'
  • 11 Apr. 2019: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - TWO Research Fellowships
  • 12 Apr. 2019: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), St John's College - Research Assistant: St John's and the Colonial Past
  • 14 Apr. 2019: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Modern History
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (DEU) - Fellowships within the program "4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics"
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Rutgers University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Gender History
  • 15 Apr. 2019: University of Copenhagen (DEN) - Postdoc positions in architectural history, church history, history and history of law
  • 15 Apr. 2019: University of Dayton (USA:OH) - Post Doc Fellow; Human Rights, Transitional Justice/Advocacy, and US-Vietnam War
  • 15 Apr. 2019: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - Research Fellowship
  • 16 Apr. 2019: Australia Catholic University (AUS) - Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Medieval & Early Modern Studies
  • 17 Apr. 2019: University of Leeds (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Medieval Studies
  • 23 Apr. 2019: NAWA (PL): National Academy for Scientific Excellence: The Ulam Programme. Post-doc.
  • 26 Apr. 2019: Florida State University (USA:FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar - History of the Global South
  • 26 Apr. 2019: NYU Shanghai (China)- Postdoctoral fellow in Interactive Media Arts 
  • 27 Apr. 2019: University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law
  • 28 Apr. 2019: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies
  • 29 Apr. 2019: University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Contemporary Europe/Political Science)
  • 30 Apr. 2019: EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (FRA) - Postdoctoral researcher, History of science and technology
  • 30 Apr. 2019: Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate: African American History, 1940-Present
  • 30 Apr. 2019: University of Ghent (NDL) - three-year post-doc on Bugandan history
  • 30 Apr. 2019: Bar-Ilan University (Israel) - Postdoc/Research Fellowship, Early Modern Philosophy
  • 1 May 2019: University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researchers [Multiple positions) on the ERC Synergy Project "The European Qur'an"
  • 3 May 2019: Australian Catholic University (AUS) - Senior Research & Research Fellows - Philosophy
  • 7 May. 2019: University of Oxford, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy
  • 8 May 2019: Dartmouth College (NH) - Modern Intellectual History Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 8 May 2019: University of Bristol (UK:Eng), A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Studies
  • 10 May 2019: University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow
  • 14 May 2019: University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 19 May 2019: University of Münster (DEU) - Three Postdoctoral Researcher Positions (Religion and Politics)
  • 19 May 2019: University of Oslo (NOR) - Postdoctoral fellowship on Indian antibiotics and AMR
  • 27 May 2019: Austrian Academy of Sciences (AUS), Research Position "Non-territorial autonomy in international minority protection in the 20th century"
  • 2 Jun. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Socio-legal/Empirical)
  • 3 Jun. 2019: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow 'Creating an Alternative umma'
  •  ?13 Jun. 2019: University of the South (USA:TN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public History

Not stated in ad/unclear/misc

  • Rice University (USA:TX) - Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA:MA), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Smith College (USA:MS), Research Fellow in Reproductive Justice History and Popular Political Education

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.

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Studies - Deadline: 8 May 2019Edit

  • This position offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a programme of advanced research under the auspices of the world-ranking Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition.
  • We invite applications from scholars of any specialisation within the broad field of ancient Greek studies. Applicants will have normally completed their PhD no more than five years before taking up the post. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the appointment, which is of three years’ duration, from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be appointed at the level of Research Associate.
  • Grade: Research Associate Level A, Pathway 2, Grade I
  • Contact for informal enquiries: Dr Ellen O’Gorman (E.C.Ogorman@bristol.ac.uk), Ms Jessica Wedlake (artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk)
  • Longlisted candidates will be notified shortly after the closing date. Named referees will be asked to send letter of supports for the candidates by a specified date. Candidates will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, c. 5,000–8,000 words) as soon after notification as possible and no later than 17 May 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 28 May 2019 and invited to interview.
  • Interview date: 18 June 2019
  • Anticipated start date: 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

The Aga Khan University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Duration of Contract: 2 years
  • The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) is looking to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to work for the European Research Council-funded project, KITAB (Knowledge, Information Technology, and the Arabic Book - see kitab-project.org). KITAB is focused on the way texts were “reused” in the period of 700 - 1500 A.C. across the Arabic speaking world. The project is specifically interested in what the recycling of texts can reveal about the history of books in this period, and more deeply, about how memory was generated in the pre-modern Middle East.
  • The Fellow will be selected to work on one of the five strands of the Project: The Islamic West, to include Islamic Spain and the Maghreb.
  • The work the project undertakes is innovative, interdisciplinary, and comparative. The Fellow will work closely with Computer Scientists and is expected to actively participate in developing both the Project’s corpus and its methods. S/he will consider the reuse of texts between regions and across time or genres. Specifically, the Fellow will:
  • Undertake research on a project of their design that addresses the core intellectual questions of the Project;
  • Contribute to the development of the Project’s corpus (see http://iti-corpus.github.io/ and https://github.com/OpenITI). The fellow will be trained to use the corpus and will be responsible for annotating 120 works within it pertaining to his/her research.
  • Provide feedback on data generated by the technical team.
  • Undertake original research that addresses the core intellectual questions of the Project focused on their region of expertise. The Fellow will be expected to produce papers and work towards an original monograph using KITAB’s corpus, text reuse and other data.
  • The core intellectual questions of the Project pertain to:
  • Authorial practices: the meaning of authorship, cultural meanings associated with different forms of transmission and ideas about originality.
  • Changing forms of the book: ideas of the Arabic book, including the ways in which textual fragments in books took on lives of their own within anthologies, encyclopedias, multi-text compilations (majmūʿāt), commentaries, and abridgements (mukhtaṣars) and extensions of books.
  • Narrative adaptations: how frequently copied texts and parts of texts were adapted over time. For example, the people, places, and events of the past that have a capacity for metamorphosis and recycling of meaning.
  • Candidates should submit their applications to ismc.personnel@aku.edu by 15th March 2019.
  • Applications must include the following:
  • Project Proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Names and contact details of three referees
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Deadline for Applications: 15th March 2019
  • Starting Date: September 2019 (preferred)
  • For specific questions about the fellowship, please contact claire.savina@aku.edu.

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 Council of Learned Societies: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows - 21 fellowship placements for recent PhDs in nonproifts & government agencies - Deadline: 13 Mar. 2019Edit

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is accepting applications for the 2019 competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The two-year fellowships carry an annual stipend of $68,000, health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds for the fellow.

In 2019, ACLS will place up to 21 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:

  • Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager
  • American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst
  • Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager
  • Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager
  • Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst
  • Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager
  • Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor
  • Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager
  • Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project
  • PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager
  • Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor
  • Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager
  • Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst
  • San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst
  • Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher
  • World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager

Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2015, and June 21, 2019, and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required. The deadline is March 13, 2019, 9 pm EDT

Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information. This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Notified that my application was forwarded as a finalist to my selected org. (3/28) 
  • Congrats! What org?
  • I was just informed that I did not make the first cut and am out of the running entirely. (3/28)
  • From previous years, it seems each position has a slightly different timeline. Perhaps it'd be helpful to always (if comfortable) mention the specific position being referred to? Good luck everybody. 
    • Apparently (and I didn't know this until recently), that it's the ACLS that decides whether to even forward your application to the host organization, and from there the timeline gets more complicated. I find it ... odd, to say the least, that the ACLS has the lion's share of the power here rather than the organization for which you'd actually be working. >>>>> (I don't love it either, but they are the one's paying the fellows and you have to represent ACLS before your org in your fellowship years. So, it isn't surprising they'd make the first, and likely final, cuts.) 
    • I'm not sure how they would know that you have the skills or are the right "fit" for the job, or by what rubric they even evaluate your application (surely not pedigree! At the ACLS? Heavens no ...) >>>>>>>(As far as I know it's not 'pedigree' per se, plenty of former fellows were selected from not top 20 schools but rather very specific critiera that they have come up with in consultation with the specific partner organizations.)
    • The process is opaque, to say the least. >>>>>(So true, but sadly, which ones are actually transparent?) Good luck to all who applied. x2
  • Hmm, no "first cut" e-mail for me and no finalist notification either. I wonder what their process is and if this is indeed a result of differing timelines. I bet the more likely scenario is I'm out.
  • Notified that I am a finalist. (4/8)
  • Anyone hear anything about the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center? (4/17) Or from Public Books? Yes, PB is interviewing.

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.



  • Any news? (2019-01-29)
  • Still nothing here. (2019-02-02)
  • Still no news (2019-02-11)
  • Anyone heard anything? (2019-03-11) 
  • Nothing here :-/ (2019-03-19)

Australian Catholic University (AUS) - Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Medieval & Early Modern Studies - Deadline: 16 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Australian Catholic University is seeking researchers of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement with expertise in medieval and early modern studies to join its recently established research program within ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry.
  • The work of applicants should encompass religion, broadly conceived, in the medieval and early modern periods. The recent round of appointments established strengths in late medieval and early modern Italy and the Low Countries, late medieval and early modern Central Europe, early modern France, the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman world, and the history of the papacy; the cultures of time, religious violence, theology and literature, women’s spirituality, popular religion, politics, and theology.
  • With this further round of appointments, the MEMS Program seeks scholars whose work will complement and expand these strengths. Applicants to the first round are welcome to re-apply.
  • Successful applicants will join a vibrant research environment and work collegially and collaboratively to build their own research profile of high quality publications and contribute to team projects within their area of specialization and across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • The IRCI is a research institute which promotes collaborative research on religion and critical thought from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, theology, history, and literature, thereby contributing to contemporary theological, philosophical, ethical, and political debates. In addition to Seminars and public events held at ICRI’s location at ACU Melbourne, the institute hosts seminars across each year at ACU’s Rome campus, encouraging the fruitful exchange of ideas with leading scholars from around the world.
  • The University pursues on excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.
  • How to Apply: Obtain the Position Description PD MEMS.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.
  • Remuneration: Research Fellow salary starts at $98,407 + 17% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Senior Research Fellow starts at $123,300 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. In addition, the roles attract a research allowance.
  • General enquiries about the role, eligibility, the Program and Institute, and working at ACU Melbourne can be directed to Professor Peter Howard (peter.howard-irci@acu.edu.au).
  • CLOSING DATE: 16 April 2019

Australian Catholic University (AUS) - Senior Research & Research Fellows - Philosophy - Deadline: 3 May 2019Edit

  • Full-time, Research appointment - Based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community that welcomes students and staff of all faiths and no faith. It enrols more than 35,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield (Sydney). As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.
  • ACU is committed to the significant growth of research in philosophy so as to make it one of the major areas of research at this University. As a result of recent appointments there are now eight full-time academic staff who will form a new institute dedicated to research in philosophy, and this year we seek an additional four scholars of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement working in any central area of contemporary philosophical research, including ethics, epistemology, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, language, and science, metaphysics, social, political and legal philosophy, logic, religion, and aesthetics.
  • Successful applicants will work collegially and collaboratively to build their own research profiles of high-quality publications, and contribute to team projects.
  • Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows have a primary focus on research, but some teaching of graduate students may be part of the role. Fellows may elect to teach undergraduate courses subject to agreement of the Institute Director.
  • Remuneration: Research Fellow salary starts at $98,407 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. Senior Research Fellow starts at $123,300 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. In addition, the roles attract a generous research allowance. The starting dates for appointees are open to negotiation
  • How to Apply: To apply for this role click here.
  • Please consult the Position Description PD Philosophy April 2019.pdf, and provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed under ‘Qualifications and Capabilities of the Position Holder’. Please also submit two research publications (upload under key selection criteria response), and a curriculum vitae, including contact details for three professional referees.
  • General enquiries about the role can be directed to Stephen.Finlay@acu.edu.au and Richard.Rowland@acu.edu.au.
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 3 May 2019, 11.55pm

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.

Australian National University (AUS), Research Fellow (Moral AI) - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Classification: Academic Level B
  • Salary Package: $98,009-$111,365 AUD per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Term: Full time, fixed term (3 years, with the possibility of extension to 5 years total). Proposed start date July 2019
  • The Australian National University is seeking a world-class academic to join a team of social scientists, philosophers, and computer scientists, to make Australia a global leader in the field of moral AI.
  • Position overview: The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the University attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.
  • The ANU is launching a major new project on Humanising Machine Intelligence, uniting social scientists, philosophers, and computer scientists in the pursuit of a more ethical future for AI and Machine Learning.
  • One Research Fellow position will be based in the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, with a broad focus on the political dimension of the project.
  • We strongly encourage applications from people with PhDs in Politics, Political Science, Political Philosophy, or International Relations, with a background working in any relevant subfield. Prior experience working on machine intelligence is advantageous but not required.
  • Machine intelligence is already used in innumerable applications that, while not explicitly morally-loaded, have clear and profound social implications, from facial recognition, to the distribution of online attention. It is also used to support decisions that have explicit moral dimensions, for example about how to allocate welfare resources, and whom to grant bail or parole. And the application of MI in fully autonomous decision-making systems (robotic and otherwise) is picking up pace. Self-driving vehicles, autonomous weapons systems, and companion robots are the first wave of such systems; many more are on the way. Many companies and governments are also heavily invested in developing more general, multipurpose forms of AI. All of these autonomous systems must be able to make morally-loaded decisions by themselves.
  • In each of these fields inadequate attention to ethics in the design of MI systems will predictably have negative social consequences, some of which could be catastrophic. The goal of the HMI project is to forestall those risks, and help to realise the tremendous social benefits promised by MI.
  • The ANU are looking for up to eight talented researchers to help us humanise machine intelligence. Our primary criterion is demonstrated research excellence in a discipline area relevant to the project, and the clear potential to be research leaders in their disciplines and in the field of moral AI. An interdisciplinary background is not required, but successful applicants will be ready and equipped to engage with scholars from other disciplines, and are expected to work actively with scholars from at least two of the project’s discipline areas.
  • Successful applicants will help us design the next generation of more ethical MI systems, in part through publishing internationally influential research in the leading peer-reviewed venues. We expect them to go on from the ANU to leading positions in academia and industry. As well as conducting research at the highest level, they will help build the HMI community, through convening a regular seminar series and international workshops.
  • For further information and to submit an application, please visit: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/527982/research-fellow
  • Applications close: 10 Feb 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Austrian Academy of Sciences (AUS), Research Position "Non-territorial autonomy in international minority protection in the 20th century" - Deadline: 27 May 2019Edit

  • Research Position on the topic of “Non-territorial autonomy elements in international minority protection in the twentieth century“
  • The European Research Council funded research project „Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000“ (NTAutonomy) invites prospective candidates to become part of a team of five researchers.
  • The Project in its Entirety: NTAutonomy explores the history of non-territorial autonomy, which was a means of granting cultural rights to a national group as a corporate body within a state. Without any normative intention, our project investigates this form of national self-rule as both an intellectual concept and an applied policy across Europe. We will examine the origins of this idea in both parts of the Habsburg Empire and conduct research on how this concept travelled to the interwar period. Starting from the assumption that non-territorial autonomy was not specific to a particular political current, we will analyse how this concept translated into the early Soviet Union, the socialist Ukrainian People’s Republic, the liberal democracies in the Baltic States, and the far-right Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Finally, we want to trace non-territorial autonomy elements in the policies of European minority protection institutions until the end of the twentieth century.
  • For more information, please refer to our project website: https://ntautonomy.oeaw.ac.at/en/
  • Job Description: You will be in charge of the project’s work package that analyses continuities and breaks in the ways non-territorial autonomy has been considered in international minority protection throughout the twentieth century. Ideally, you cover the period of the interwar period and the period after WWII. Yet, applications with a focus on either period are also possible.
  • You should collect and analyse material on transnational minority networks, like the Congress of European Nationalities or the Federal Union of European Nationalities, pertaining to the topic of non-territorial autonomy. Furthermore, you should collect and analyse material of international organisations’ position towards non-territorial arrangements, including e.g. the League of Nations, the United Nations, the OSCE and/or the Council of Europe.
  • You are expected to participate in the bi-monthly meetings of the project team, discuss your findings, make them accessible in our EndNote database, help to organise a conference, participate in editing the conference proceedings, and assist in the maintenance of our website.
  • If you apply as a doctorate student, you should complete a PhD thesis on a topic in the wider field of your work package and publish preliminary results. If you apply as a post-doctoral researcher, you are expected to publish your findings in leading peer-reviewed journals and produce a draft of a book / habilitation on a topic in the wider field of your work package.
  • Starting date is autumn 2019. You are expected to take your permanent residence in Vienna.
  • We Offer: We offer a 12 months contract, renewable for 30 months (PhD students) or 24 months (post docs) after an interim evaluation. PhD students will receive a gross salary of approx. 30,000 € per year, corresponding to 75% (30 h) of a full position. Post-doctoral researchers will receive a gross salary of approx. 42,000 € per year, corresponding to 80% (32 hours) of a full position. The total duration of employment and the extent of part-time employment is negotiable.
  • You will have a fully equipped workspace at the Institute in Vienna. Funding for research missions and participation to international conferences will also be provided.
  • You will be part of a research team of six scholars in an intellectually ambitious and challenging project funded by the European Union in one of Europe’s most pleasant cities.
  • Your Qualifications: You must hold at least an MA degree (or equivalent), ideally with a scholarly background in modern, contemporary and/or legal history or in nationalism studies. You should demonstrate a strong interest in minority issues as well as in historical and comparative research questions. You need very good language skills in English and good reading skills in German and French. You should like working in teams and be familiar with the reference management software EndNote.
  • How to Apply: You can apply in German or English by 27 May 2019. Please send the following documents as a single PDF document (entitled: SURNAME, NTAutonomy, application 2019) to barbara.saringer-bory@oeaw.ac.at
  • 1) Short motivation letter.
  • 2) Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • 3) Name, email and telephone number of at least two referees (no recommendation letters).
  • 4) An exposé of your planned doctoral thesis / monograph. Please outline how your sketched project relates to the objectives of NTAutonomy in general and to your specific work package in particular (approx. 1000 words, excluding bibliography).
  • 5) A writing sample (e.g. an article, or a significant chapter of your MA/PhD thesis). It is not necessary that it has already been accepted for publication.
  • 6) A certificate of your degrees.
  • You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by early June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on 25 June 2019.

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.
  • Rejection received via email [17 December]

Bar-Ilan University (Israel) - Postdoc/Research Fellowship, Early Modern Philosophy - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2019Edit

The position is linked to Professor Ohad Nachtomy's research project on “metaphysical and life-scientific approaches to organic beings in early modern philosophy,” funded by the Israel Science Foundation. The ideal candidate is a motivated scholar with strong antecedent interests in early modern philosophy and/or in the particular topic of the research project.

General requirements: A PhD is preferable but not necessary. Strong motivation for research and the competence to do both independent and collaborative research is crucial.

Language requirements: the candidate must be able to write, edit, and prepare articles for publication in English. Reading knowledge of Latin, French, and German is highly desirable.

Teaching: one course (2 hours/week) as primary instructor and/or teaching assistance is an option to be discussed with candidate. Salary: Net pay of  7,200 NS ($2000) per month.

Period: The position period is for 9 months and begins in October 2019 (details may be determined upon appointment). An extension of the position is possible but would depend on further funding from the ISF.

Application process: Please send a description (of 2 to 5 pages) of an intended research project, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to the Philosophy department’s coordinator, Efrat Pulver, at Efrat.Pulver@mail.biu.ac.il with cc to ohadnachtomy@mac.com by April 30th, 2019. 

Note: Non-Israeli citizens should obtain an appropriate visa (the cost of which is about $100).For more information about the research project or the position, please contact Ohad Nachtomy directly at ohadnachtomy@mac.com 

Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in History, Classics and Archaeology - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2019Edit

  • We are very pleased to announce that Birkbeck will be supporting a number of applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in the coming year. An outstanding centre fo research excellence, the Department of History Classics and Archaeology has a strong track record of supporting successful applications for this scheme, with three fellows currently appointed. Staff are happy to serve as mentors for a wide range of projects in history, classics or archaeology, with departmental research expertise ranging from prehistory to the present.
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships and a range of other early career opportunities at Birkbeck aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research.
  • How to apply: Eligible applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application. Applicants should discuss their applications with the mentor ideally by 1 December 2018. Applications submitted without the support of a mentor will not be considered.
  • Applicants will need to complete a short proforma (available here) describing their research and submit it to rescomp@bbk.ac.uk by 5 January 2019. This will allow the selection of the best candidates as assessed on the basis of research excellence: the scholarly importance of their project, the ability of the applicant to carry out the research successfully, the feasibility of the proposed research programme, especially the proposed methodology and timescale, and the applicant’s publication record to date.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to apply for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Before writing their applications, applicants are asked to carefully check the guidance to applicants on the Leverhulme website.
  • All applicants must complete a proforma and submit it, along with a CV, by email by 5 January 2019.
  • All applicants will receive feedback by 30 January 2019 at the latest.
  • Selected applicants will be supported by a mentor, who will work with them on their application to the Leverhulme Trust. The deadline for this is 28 February 2019.

Bournemouth University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in African Still and Moving Image (Fixed-Term) - Deadline: 17 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Starting salary from £29,515 - £34,189 per annum with further progression opportunities to £37,345
  • Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.
  • The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University has a long history of engaging with leading industry practice alongside academic research. It houses departments in journalism, communication, computer animation, film and media and benefits from the disciplinary connections that run across these departments. These have led to successful research projects that transcend subject-specific boundaries and benefit from this rich collaborative environment. The Faculty is also home to the world leading National Centre of Computer Animation (NCCA) which has been awarded AHRC funding for ArtoP: The Visual Articulations of Politics in Nigeria (AH/S002189/1). ArtoP is informed by previous research undertaken by the PI and Co-I in the Sub-Saharan region on Nigerian art, political animation and digital technologies.
  • Still and moving images have historically played a key part in the articulation (visually and textually) of political ideas and have constructed positionings and discourses on the politics of elections. ArtoP sets out to capture and archive these articulations through the images produced by Nigerian artists (and respective creative industries) at a critical time around the Nigerian presidential elections in February 2019.
  • The researcher will be expected to support the Principal and Co-Investigator in the UK and during fieldwork in Nigeria for the duration of the project. The main duties will include support with data collection, the remote supervision of a small team of Research Assistants in Nigeria, the support and development of the archive and impact and dissemination activities.
  • The applicant should hold a doctoral qualification in related fields such as African art, or media and politics in Africa, and possess theoretical and contextual knowledge of artistic practice and/or discourse in politics. They should have an interest and/or some knowledge of archival methods. We encourage candidates who are interested in active field-work in Nigeria and qualitative research methods and analysis to apply. Good communication and organizational skills are essential as well as the ability to be self-directed and motivated. This is a good opportunity for emergent researchers to develop their skills and work alongside partners and advisors from a range of prestigious international institutions.
  • This post is available on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2021.
  • For further information and discussion, please contact Paula Callus, Project Principal Investigator by email on: pcallus@bournemouth.ac.uk
  • A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference FMC149.

Brandeis University (USA:MA) - Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2018 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

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).
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019
  • I haven't heard anything yet (Jan. 23)--does anybody else have news?
  • Interviews week of Jan. 24. Nothing since then. (Feb. 26)
  • Offer accepted (Mar. 12)

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)  -  International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History -  Empire and Its Legacies in Northeast/Southeast Asia - Deadline extended to March 1, 2019Edit

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, for a scholar of empire and its legacies in modern Northeast or Southeast Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of History cross-listed in the Cogut Institute's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute, is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Institute, and will present a work-in-progress once each academic year of their residency. The PhD, from an institution other than Brown University, must be in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have been awarded in the last five years. The salary is $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a reimbursable research budget of $2,000 per year. The University places a high priority on research excellence, high-quality instruction in the classroom, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus.  Interested candidates should speak to these concerns in a letter of application.  Please also submit a curriculum vitae, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, via: apply.interfolio.com/58806 . Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2019 and accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any inquiries to eas-search@brown.edu. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Brown University (RI) - Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019-20 - Deadline: 6 Dec. 2018 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

In 2019-20, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies at Brown University, will lead the Pembroke Research Seminar,"The Question of Critique," which will explore the spaces and times of the work of critique. In the light of the Pembroke Center’s long-standing commitment to the critical interrogation of difference(s), “The Question of Critique” proposes a set of questions. It will ask, for example, what it means to speak of “limits” of critique: can critique be limited, and if so: how and why? It will furthermore query the extent to which critical practices coincide with reading and/or writing practices, or whether other sorts of sensory activities (such as hearing or touching) support or conflict with acts of reading and writing. It will also ask about the extent to which any of these and other possible questions of method are bound to be discipline-specific and whether and how therefore their political impact and stakes coincide or diverge.

See full seminar description on the Pembroke Center website.

The Pembroke Center invites applications from scholars working in all disciplines and fields, including Anthropology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Literary Studies, Classics, History of Art, Cinema and Media Studies, Music, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Religious Studies, and across all historical periods and traditions.

Qualifications: Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years.

In 2019-2020, the Pembroke Center will award residential Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "The Question of Critique." Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD at the start of the fellowship and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The term of appointment is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. The stipend is $50,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Research Associates are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan.

  • Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/52600
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
  • Rejection received, 12/17(x2)
  • Request for additional materials, 12/17 (x2)
  • has anyone heard from them since shortlisting? 
  • No news here yet. 01/23
  • My guess is that winners have been notified already at this point...
  • Offer made, 01/31
  • Congratulations! I have heard nothing since shortlisting... How long did they give you to accept/decline?
  • Offers made: How were you notified? By phone or email?
  • Rejection sent by email 2/8/19
  • I still haven’t heard anything since the request for additional materials. Did your email mention any numbers/waitlists?
  • Alternate notification, email, 2/12 (x2)
  • Is there anyone else who still hasn't heard back (as of afternoon of 2/12) ? No offer, rejection or alternate notification? I'm not holding out hope for the waitlist, but I'm seeking clarification about how they're doing things...
  • I don’t have any insider information, but assuming no one on this wiki is making stuff up, they: 1) shortlisted on 12/17, and rejected the others, then 2) made offers on 1/31, then 3) sent at least some rejections (to shortlisted people) on 2/8, then 4) notified two people (myself included) that they are alternates — without any mention of ranking or any timeline for final decisions. If you were asked for additional materials and you haven’t heard anything as of today (2/15), it seems you should probably call them....

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.
  • Any news? Last year awards were announced mid December. Any idea if there will be interviews this year?
  • Has anyone heard anything? (1/9/19)
    • Haven't heard anything at all (1/10/19) x3
    • FWIW the website says awards will be announced in January 2019. So soon? 
    • In previous years, there were interviews and chosen candidates seemed to know earlier...
    • Rejection email (1-22-19)
    • Rejection (1-22-19)  400 applicants. 10 selected for interviews. 

California Institute of Technology (CA) - Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations Postdoctoral Instructorship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington) invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship under their joint research program, the Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC). The theme of the program’s next research module will be “Social and Technological Change in Historical Perspective: Innovation, Quantification, Representation.” We seek applicants whose work engages aspects of industrialization, innovation, and social and economic change, and related modes of social analysis and knowledge formation, in Europe and North America from 1700. This is an interdisciplinary program. Successful applications might involve work in economic and social history, or political history of government policy; histories of technology and of the human sciences; and literary or print cultural studies. Scholars working across the humanities are encouraged to apply; interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives are particularly welcome. Please refer to the program description at http://bit.ly/CHHC-program

The position begins in the fall of 2019. Appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research at The Huntington, teach two (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year at Caltech, and contribute to the intellectual activities of the CHHC program at both institutions. Together with a senior fellow and with Caltech faculty, the postdoctoral instructor will help to organize seminars and conferences related to the theme.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation by email to: chhc@caltech.edu or by mail to CHHC Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.


Any news on this one? (2/26)

  • Nothing here 3/13
  • Nothing here 2/27

Any word? (3/26)

  • No :( (3/26)
  • Nothing here. Guessing it's gone to someone else already? (3/30)

Emailed 4/22 to ask for a status update and was informed that the search has been concluded

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.

Rejection via email: 12/17 (x2)

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate ("Bread and Water") - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of History invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position for a nine-month period, beginning September 1, 2019. The position is in conjunction with an A.W. Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar, “Bread and Water: Access, Belonging, and Environmental Justice in the City.” We seek a scholar, trained in the humanities or social sciences, whose work closely connects to the seminar’s central question: What kinds of policies and practices promote access to urban food and water systems based on equity, inclusion, and resiliency?
  • The seminar, led by John Soluri and Abigail Owen, will engage a multidisciplinary group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon, in addition to faculty from Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh. Program activities will include a series of workshops that bring together scholars working on historical or contemporary cities with activists, policymakers, and practitioners from the Greater Pittsburgh region in order to draw comparisons and make connections between cities. Scholars working in international or transnational contexts are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The position pays a salary of $55,000 plus benefits. The postdoctoral research associate must be in residence during the 2019-20 Carnegie Mellon academic year, assist with convening seminars, and help to mentor two graduate student fellows affiliated with the seminar.
  • To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate no earlier than September 2016. Applicants who are currently ABD must have their Ph. D in hand when the fellowship begins in September 2019.
  • To apply, please send the following materials to breadwatermellonsawyerseminar@gmail.com:
  • (1) A cover letter containing a description of your research interests, a proposed work plan for the fellowship year, and a clear explanation of how your work relates to the central research question (under 1,000 words)
  • (2) A current curriculum vitae
  • (3) A representative writing sample (approximately 25 pages)
  • (4) Names and contact information for two references
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).


Any news? Thanks!

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American Urban - Deadline: 31 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban. Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies. The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director, Dr. Joe W. Trotter, Jr. on current center projects. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 15, 2019 through May 15, 2020. The fellowship carries a stipend of $52,500, plus benefits, and $5,000 for research and other professional expenses. A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html
  • Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal. The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.
  • Send to: Hikari Aday , CAUSE Program Coordinator, at hikarik@andrew.cmu.edu. or Baker Hall 244, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2019. (Notification of decision by April 20)

Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in African American History - Deadline: 29 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The History Department of Case Western Reserve University is offering a postdoctoralfellowship in African American History, with subfield and period open, beginning August 1, 2019. Fellows must have their Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The two-year appointment in the History Department carries a competitive stipend plus medical benefits and a generous relocation/research expense fund for the first year, and a research fund for the second year. The fellow is expected to teach one (1) history course per academic year (coordinated with programs in African and African- American Studies and in Ethnic Studies), and to give one public presentation at the beginning and one at the end of the fellow’s tenure.
  • Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing, and a project proposal (not to exceed five double-spaced pages) outlining the applicant’s research and writing agenda for the fellowship period. If the applicant has not completed the Ph.D., the committee requests a statement from the advisor or other suitable figure indicating that the dissertation will be filed by August 1, 2019. Submit all materials and request letters of recommendation online: https://apply.interfolio.com/59723. Deadline for receipt of all materials is Friday, March 29, 2019.
  • Notification anticipated by early to mid-May.

Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - The Virginia and Walter Nord Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (BNC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program provides scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their research and writing. 
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand before the start date of the fellowship from an institution other than CWRU.
  • During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue individual or collaborative research and writing for the full academic year. 
  • BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer one undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department. 
  • The Fellowship may be renewed for a second-year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.
  • An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures and courses. 
  • Fellows must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the following academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center: Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater. 
  • The term of the fellowship will commence on or about August 15 2019.
  • Candidates should submit their applications by January 31, 2019 through CWRU’s Interfolio portal at: https://apply.interfolio.com/57184.

The deadline is next week, so no news yet.

News? 2/21/2019

  • none 2/25
  • nothing here 2/21
  • Any new information? Nothing here (02/24) x2, 

nothing here 3/1x5. Anyone else? No news 3/5.x2

  • Nothing (03/11)
  • NOTHING (3/16)
  • invitation for interview (3/21)
    • So you posted this on 3/20. Is this a type-o? Are you announcing that invitations go out tomorrow? That your interview is tomorrow? What's the deal.
    • The IP address is from Turkey so the candidate is writing from their time zone
    • Called earlier today: invitation for interview sent a few days ago, so if you didn't receive an invitation, you didn't make it to the shortlist. Good luck!
    • Zoom interview wih short-listed candidates last week (April 1 and 2), committee anticipates making an offer within two weeks.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA) - Stephen and Sandra Joffe Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2019. The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor of Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that emphasize the history of human disease and medical practice, and which would benefit especially from being situated in a contemporary medical institution. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.) The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions.
  • The Program in the History of Medicine, now in its second year, is a unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Graduate Research Education, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Medical Center, in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit medical institutions. It is a teaching hospital of UCLA and has a large academic enterprise with substantial extramural funding.
  • The Cedars-Sinai’s Program in the History of Medicine explores the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Researchers cover a wide range of sub-disciplines and seek to educate the medical community about the shapes that medicine and science have taken across the centuries. Our inquiry is bound by a commitment to rigor and experiment, and an ecumenical embrace of methods, disciplines, and evidence. Through original research and educational programming, we seek to understand the knowledge of the past with reference to the knowledge we generate today. Our Joffe Fellow would be joining a growing history of medicine team.
  • The Program is cooperating with the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine field in UCLA’s Department of History to identify and develop research and pedagogical initiatives in the history of medicine. Upon successful appointment as visiting faculty, the researcher will have academic privileges at UCLA.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to address the following materials to Dr. Leon Fine, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Program in the History of Medicine:
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of possible future research direction with an explanation of how the current project (or projects) enrich the purpose of the history and/or philosophy of medicine now (1500 words maximum)
  • one published writing sample (i.e. an article or book chapter)
  • the names and email addresses of three referees who have agreed to write on the candidate’s behalf
  • The Stephen and Sandra Joffe Research Fellow in the Program in the History of Medicine works independently and in cooperation with the Program Director to make significant and creative contributions to research and scholarship in the history of medicine. The Fellow may be an ongoing member of a research team or may work independently for a limited period of time to contribute high-level expertise and experience to a specific research or creative program. The Fellow develops an independent research reputation and will have teaching responsibilities as determined by the Program director. In addition, the Fellow will contribute to the administration of day-to-day program operations under the supervision of a member of the Professorial Structure.
  • Essential Job Duties:
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
  • Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Lead or train Staff Research Associates and Postdoctoral Researchers.
  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
  • Assists in generating original programming ideas for the Program’s Journals Club, Seminar Series, and possible Program colloquia, and potentially Program curriculum.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data and qualitative research.
  • May be tapped to teach courses in the history of medicine at partner institutions and the public, where appropriate.
  • Assists in creating a social media presence for the Program.
  • Educates Program faculty and affiliates about the contemporary history of medicine landscape, nationally and internationally.
  • We will contact select candidates for preliminary Skype interviews by February 5th, 2019.
  • Educational Requirements: PhD or highest degree in their field.
  • Experience:
  • Knowledge of the history of modern medicine, with preference for research interest in the practice of medicine and human disease.
  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative potential to conduct a research or creative program or project
  • Demonstrated competency in a variety of research strategies, methods, techniques, and protocols.
  • Introductory level teaching experience at the collegiate level.

Centre for East European and International Studies (Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien) - postdoctoral researcher - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher for 33 months starting on 1 March 2019 within the ORA-funded project “Determinants of Mobilisation at Home and Abroad: Analysing the Micro-Foundations of Out-Migration & Mass Protest” (MOBILISE)
  • Requirements:
  • A completed doctorate in the social sciences (e.g. political science, sociology, media/communication)
  • Experience in social media analysis and quantitative data analysis (e.g. survey research)
  • A research record on Eastern Europe or at least an interest in engaging in research on the region
  • Ability to coordinate the implementation of parts of the project
  • Polish or Ukrainian language knowledge desirable, but not essential
  • ZOiS is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute based in Berlin. It was set up in October 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. It focuses on medium-term politically relevant research on Eastern Europe in an international context. The working languages at ZOiS are German and English. It is not essential to speak German.
  • The MOBILISE project aims to analyse the interrelationship between migration and protests. The country cases are Ukraine, Poland, Morocco and Brazil, all of which have recently witnessed large-scale emigration and protests. The project follows migrants from these countries to Germany, the UK and Spain. The multi-method project combines survey research, focus groups and social media analysis. MOBILISE is funded under the Open Research Area (ORA) and links up researchers from ZOiS, the University of Manchester, the University of Oxford, the University Paris Saclay and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The successful applicant will work primarily with the PI Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse at ZOiS.
  • The Postdoctoral Researcher position is available from 1 March 2019. We will also consider applicants who can take a leave from their home institutions. The salary will be determined in accordance with the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG). ZOiS is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.
  • Applications including a CV, a description of how the applicant’s research interests and background fit the project, and a sample publication (article- or chapter-length) should be sent in one file (max. 10 MB) to bewerbung@zois-berlin.de by 2 January 2019. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent separately to the same address by the closing date. Please put the job reference number ORA 01/2019 in the subject line of your email message.
  • For further information, please contact Dr. Christian Schaich (ZOiS Managing Director):christian.schaich@zois-berlin.de.

CIMA (Center for Italian Modern Art) - Fellowships (2019-20) - Deadline 27 Jan. 2019Edit

CIMA 2019–20 Fellowships

Each year the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) awards multiple CIMA Fellowships to support research and study of Italian modern and contemporary art for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible. CIMA offers a unique experience to its fellows: the annual exhibition serves as a hub for scholars from diverse academic backgrounds to share research derived from the artworks on view with each other and the public. The exhibition for CIMA’s next season (October 2019–June 2020) focuses on the series of nudes created by Marino Marini between 1936 and 1945.

For all the information please visit: http://www.italianmodernart.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CIMA_Call-for-Fellows-2019-20.pdf  

The application should be emailed to fellowships@italianmodernart.org by the end of the day Sunday, January 27, 2019. The email should be titled with the fellowship the applicant is seeking and their first and last name. Please submit the following information in a single PDF document in 12pt Times font. Please do not send multiple attachments.

Cover letter with applicant information and project summary
Preferred Period you would like to take up the CIMA Fellowship
Brief statement describing your background, relevant experience, and particular interests (250 word limit)
Brief summary description of proposed study, also relating your project to CIMA’s study theme (350 word limit)
Project Statement (1,500 word limit)
A curriculum vitae (maximum of three pages)

Please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references. Please instruct your references to submit their letters directly to CIMA by Sunday January 27, 2019. CIMA prefers letters as single page PDFs sent to fellowships@italianmodernart.org with the applicant’s first name and last name in the email subject line.

  • The deadline for the Fellowship application is Sunday, January 27, 2019.

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Two Year Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities or Social Sciences - Deadline 18 Jan. 2019Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowship (2019-2021) to begin August 2019.  A recent Ph.D. with a strong emphasis in environmental studies within the humanities, arts, and social sciences is required. A Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies is preferred.  We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses one or more of the following issues: environmental racism, social and economic justice, ecological health and development, globalism, urban nature, human geography, environmentally displaced communities.   

The fellow will teach three courses per year, including an Introduction to Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences course.  The fellow is eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.  The Environmental Studies Program at Holy Cross has a strong core of dedicated faculty; our commitment to liberal arts education enables meaningful collaborations among faculty and across courses.  To learn more about our program visit: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/environmental-studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, one sample syllabus of a course you have taught or would like to teach in this position, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/58689 .   

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 18, 2018.  Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Sarah Luria, Director, Environmental Studies Program, sluria@holycross.edu.
  • Rejection received 1/30 (x 2)

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University invites applications for the role of Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia for academic year 2019-2020.
  • WEAI seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in modern or contemporary Japan within the social sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology), with preference for topics relating to the U.S., Asia, and the world. The Research Scholar will teach one course each semester in her/his area of expertise as well as pursue her/his own research project. The Research Scholar will be expected to participate actively in programs and events sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and other relevant units at Columbia. The appointment will cover a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2020. It comes with shared office space and access to Columbia University libraries and resources.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation completed and filed) between May 2016 and July 2019.
  • Application Process: To apply, submit application materials to weai@columbia.edu. For full consideration, candidates must attach all files to one application email, or upload all documents to a cloud-based platform and include a link to those documents in the application email.
  • Required Documents:
  • 1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
  • CV including a list of courses taught (if any)
  • Project description
  • Two course proposals with syllabi for seminars directed at M.A. students and advanced undergraduates
  • Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
  • Two scholarly writing samples
  • Two letters of recommendation, which should be emailed directly by referees to weai@columbia.edu or mailed to: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Attention: Sydnei Easley, Mail Code 3333, 420 W. 118th Street, New York, NY 10027
  • Application Deadline: All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received on or before March 15, 2019. Candidates may be invited for an interview to be held by Skype or in person. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.
  • Awards will be announced no later than April 15, 2019. Acceptance of award is due no later than May 1, 2019. For more information about the role of Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia, please contact WEAI Administrative Assistant Sydnei Easley (se2500@columbia.edu).

Columbia University (USA: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
  • Has anybody been successful yet? I haven't heard anything either way [Jan 23]
  • Received an email invitation today (Jan. 28) for a campus visit Feb. 13/14. This invitation was extended without prior phone/Skype/Zoom/... interview.

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

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 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.
  • Campus interview request (12/19
  • Has anyone else heard anything?
  • FWIW the website says that no word by Jan. 8 = rejection (Jan. 11)
  • I am pretty sure that with a $25 fee they could afford a rejection e-mail. . .
    • Lol yeah. Michigan and Harvard sent me a real LETTER. Come on, Columbia.

Concordia University, Montreal (CAN) - Research Postdoc in Social Justice - Deadline: 05 Jan. 2019Edit

PLEASE NOT THE FOLLOWING DATE CHANGES:  New submission deadline is January 5, 2019 (instead of December 5, 2018).  New start date is September 1, 2019 (instead of February 1, 2019).

POSITION: This is a 1-year research postdoc at the newly founded Concordia Social Justice Centre (downtown campus). Salary: CAD 52,000 (including any benefits, health insurance etc).

This position is open to candidates with a PhD in hand or expected that would like to carry out a research project on the topic of social justice.  The PhD can be in philosophy or in another discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

TASKS: Your main task will be to carry out your own research project, which has to be on a topic in social justice. In addition, you should give a presentation on this research during the year, participate in all activities of the center and help with the academic part of their organization. You might furthermore be expected to lead a colloquium with graduate students. There is no teaching associated with this position.

THE CENTER: Concordia University is launching a new, interdisciplinary center for social justice research in 2019. The center is hosted in the philosophy department and co-directed by Pablo Gilabert and Katharina Nieswandt. The main events during 2019 will be: a series of academic talks; two larger academic workshops (one in social and political philosophy, one in virtue ethics); and a public event. In addition to the postdoc, the center funds MA students.

GENERAL: Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English; French is not required. Concordia University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, such as women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

  • For application instructions and contact information, please visit PhilJobs.
  • Application deadline: JANUARY 5, 2019 (This replaces the old deadline fo Dec. 5).  Start date:  SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.  (This replaces the old start date of Feb. 1.)



Any news? (2/27)

Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges (USA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Candidates who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy - Deadline: 15 Nov. 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 Nov 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • Application on Interfolio says 11/15! Where did the 10/30 date come from? (10/28)
  • A: Oct. 30 was the date stated in the original HigherEdJobs ad, which you can still see if you click the link in the header. However, you are correct that the Interfolio link now says Nov 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, so deadline has been adjusted above.


  • Has anyone heard anything? The Consortium website no longer appears to be working... Do schools that are part of the consortium directly contact applicants based on need? (1/27/19) Yes.
  • Checking in again... Anyone heard anything?
  • Was contacted by a school for a Skype interview [2/26]
  • I was also contacted by a school (email in December, then phone interview in February). 
  • Skype interview in Feb and an upcoming campus visit 

Cornell University (NY) - Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship  - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • [11/14] Does anyone know if there will be interviews for these positions?
  • They are interviewing right now.
  • During the interview they said that they want to make their decision until the end of December.
  • Did anyone receive rejection letters?
  • No, but they might not send them till the spring. Based on the above no one here was either invited to interview or bothered to notify us that they were, so who knows what's going on.
  • [2 Jan.] Email rejection. x3 (200 applicants for 10 spots)
    • I don' t know what their "approximately 10 spots" bit was about. The website made it clear they award six fellowships a year. Just be straight with us.
  • Offer extended [4 Jan.]

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.
  • Rejection email 12/14 x2

Coventry University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Fixed term 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2020
  • This post has been created as part of a collaborative project between Coventry University and the University of Oxford entitled "Cognitive and Cultural Foundations of Religion and Morality". Funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and co-led by Dr Jonathan Jong (Coventry) and Professor Harvey Whitehouse (Oxford), this project aims to investigate the ways in which moral and religious beliefs have co-evolved around the world, both in terms of biological and cultural evolution. The post is available from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2020.
  • For more information, please see the Job Description attached. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Jonathan Jong (jonathan.jong@coventry.ac.uk).
  • Your application should include a CV, as well as a brief research proposal on the topic "Cognitive and Cultural Foundations of Religion and Morality", including (max. 500 words), based on the information provided in Appendix A attached below. Your research proposal should list three potential empirical studies to be run as part of this project.
  • To apply, please visit: https://staffrecruitment.coventry.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d262028K73R&WVID=1861420Izv&LANG=USA
  • Closing date: 19th November 2018.

Creighton University (USA:NE) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Honors Program at Creighton University seeks a dynamic teacher-scholar with a specialization in the history of science or the history of social science to serve as a postdoctoral teaching fellow. The teaching load includes four courses per year, typically three sections of the Honors Foundational Sequence and one upper-division Honors Sources and Methods course. The successful candidate should be able to teach one or more courses in the Honors Foundational Sequence (interdisciplinary courses on the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds). Successful candidates will be expected to take part in the life of the Honors Program (participating in weekly planning meetings, attending Honors events, and holding office hours for student interaction).
  • Evidence of excellent teaching (such as course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, records of course observations) and of scholarly potential are required. The Ph.D. degree is required. Interest or experience in Jesuit education preferred. The position is renewable each year for up to three years with successful annual reviews. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2019. Initial interviews will take place in mid-February.
  • Initial applications include a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, graduate school transcripts, and other evidence of excellent teaching. Recommendation letters not included in the candidate's portfolio may be sent directly to Dr. Jeffrey Hause, Honors Program Director, at JeffreyHause@creighton.edu.
  • Creighton University is a Jesuit, Roman Catholic institution.

Notes:

Any movement? Assuming I'd have been contacted by now since interviews will take place in mid-Febraury which is now...


  • Rejection:  2/20/19 


^ So rejections are this week. Thanks for the warning. I wish you luck. 


^ My application is still showing as "Under Review" and I didn't get a rejection email. I haven't heard a peep, though, which is odd. Did other folks also get rejections? 


^No rejection yet, but it says initial interviews will take place in mid-Feb. Since it is now mid-March I scratched this one off the list some time ago and counted it as a rejection. No negatve, just realistic. 

CUNY Graduate Center (USA:NY) - Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean - Deadline: 1 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, Job ID: 20228, Compensation: $71,723, Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 1, 2019
  • The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
  • The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.
  • The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community. The Institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.
  • As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the Graduate Center seeks a Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the field of Africana Studies. The incumbent will participate in activities related to IRADAC and to the Ph.D. program of his/her own discipline. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will engage in his/her own original research and scholarship and will publish the results of his/her research. S/he will present the research to scholars and the public through conferences, seminars, workshops and/or symposia thus furthering the mission of IRADAC as it pertains to the African Diaspora. Teaching opportunities are possible with an adjunct appointment. This position reports to the Director of IRADAC.
  • The appointment will be for the academic year 2019-2020, effective August 26, 2019.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.
  • Other Qualifications: IRADAC seeks candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2015 or later; candidates who will deposit their dissertation by July 1, 2019 will also be considered.
  • The Center is particularly interested in candidates from the fields of English, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Urban Education, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered.

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

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.
  • Any news? (11/1)
  • (11/2) The timeline on the application says all candidates will be notified of their final status in March. I doubt anyone is going to hear anything until then. 
  • Oh, not even request for further materials? It's such a long wait for these postdocs!
  • (12/5) Request for campus interview 

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).


01/23/2019 Anyone hear anything?

- 01/23/2019 I was asked on 1/3 to do a skype interview the following week. Haven't heard anything since the interview.

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.
  • any word? (11/1) 2x
  • Last year, no one heard anything before January so brace yourselves!
  • [Nov 28] Rejection email (x8) (Fewer than 1% admitted, according to email)
  • Anyone know how many they took/anyone get an acceptance email? (Is it rude to ask?) 
    • A glance at last year's wiki suggests that 2nd round rejections may come out in a week or so, but they're also way ahead of last year's response schedule.
  • Anybody heard anything new? (12/16)
  • [Jan 16] Request for Zoom interview 2x
  • any word from those who got a Zoom inteview? (2/2)
  • First round offers are out as of Jan 26, but cohort has not been finalized 

^ Congrats! May I ask what's your field of study? 

  •  Anyone else receive an interview request? (1/17)
  • Anyone heard nothing either way? What does silence mean, here? (1/18)

^ I'm in the same boat; no requests, but no rejection either (1/19) I called the administrator- if you did not receive an interview request already, you did not make the final shortlist and it's a rejection. (I was rejected.) [Feb. 8] Official rejection email

Dartmouth College (NH) - Modern Intellectual History Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: May 8, 2019Edit

  • The Department of History at Dartmouth College seeks to appoint a Modern Intellectual History Post-Doctoral Fellow for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will combine a teaching assignment (typically offering two courses every four-term year) with the part-time duties of Managing Editor for the journal Modern Intellectual History. Research support is provided for this position, which is one of a growing number of Dartmouth-based post-doctoral opportunities.
  • Responsibilities for the journal include: managing manuscript submissions; corresponding with authors, editors, and the publisher; maintaining basic records and a small budget; light copy-editing; and carrying out publicity on social media. Although prior publishing experience is welcome, it is not a pre-requisite. The historian’s area of specialization is open, but should be anchored in the cultural and intellectual history of the modern period, spanning roughly the mid-17th century to the present. The position is a Dartmouth College benefits-eligible position and the annual salary is competitive. To apply for this fellowship, please submit a letter of interest, including a description of research and teaching interests, to Modern.Intellectual.History.Journal@dartmouth.edu by May 8, 2019.
  • Moved from where it was accidentally posted in the "Recent Activity" RSS section. Cannot find the position posted anywhere else online to link.

Duke University (NC)- Postdoctoral Associate - Economies of Care - Deadline: 1 February, 2019Edit

The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Economies of Care for the 2019-2020 academic year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies, a record of scholarship on the value of care labors, broadly speaking — dependent care, environmental care, sexual care, reproductive care, etc. — that are often performed in everything from uncommodified to hypercommodified forms. Scholarly specialization can be empirical, archival, textual, and/or theoretical. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course, participate in a one-semester faculty-graduate seminar, and work with faculty developing a research group in this area. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2019 and be no more than five years past the PhD. In addition to your letter of application, please include a C.V., a brief statement of teaching interests, a 1000-word project proposal with 1-page bibliography, a writing sample (chapter- or article-length), and names and contact information for references. Please submit application electronically by February 1, 2019 through AcademicJobsOnline.org. GSF program information is available at http://gendersexualityfeminist.duke.edu/


  • Anybody heard anything new about this one? (4/2/2019)
  • Last I heard was Feb 11th when they asked for references. (4/3/2019)
  • I had a skype interview for the position on March 1, but did not hear about anything afterwards. (4/3/2019)

Duke University (NC) - Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering Lecturing Fellow positions for Ph.Ds. in a broad range of humanities fields. Candidates should be interested in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experience. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.
  • This year we are especially interested in hiring candidates with a Ph.D. in the following humanities fields: African and African American Studies, Archeology, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Dance, Medieval Studies, Musicology, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater Studies. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year (two per semester), with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2019. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2019. To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo ).
  • You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter in which you a) outline your scholarly interests and research plans, and b) articulate your interest in the position, indicating prior teaching experience if any, and discussing what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 3) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins November 19, 2018. We will start reviewing applications on January 15; full consideration will be given to applications received by this date. Application period will remain open until February 15, 2019.
  • Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
  • 2/28 search narrowed to "long shortlist"; request for three reference letters.
  • 3/11 Invitation for Skype interview.
  • 3/21 Interview list finalized and scheduled for April.
  • 3/21 Informed that I was not selected for the round of interviews in April, but that I was a finalist; they said they'd keep my name on the finalist list for the future in case more positions open up in coming months. 

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018Edit

  • Term Three Year Fixed Term Contract (or until 13 January 2022)
  • Working Arrangements: This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements.
  • This is an opportunity for a first-rank post-doctoral researcher to join the Department of Theology and Religion recently ranked third in the world in the QS World University Subject rankings. The department also came top in the country in the last two UK assessments of research (2008 and 2014).
  • Applications will be considered from candidates whose background lies at the intersection of Catholic ecclesiology and ethnography and with a background in the empirical study of Catholicism, who wish to undertake a postdoctoral project in the area of Catholic Sexual Abuse.
  • As a post-doctoral researcher, the candidate will develop and co-lead a research project ‘Boundary Breaking: Discerning the consequences and implications of the sex abuse crisis within the Roman Catholic Church.’ This is a flagship research project specifically analysing the potential and claimed complicity of Catholic ecclesial self-understanding and wider Catholic cultural habitus in creating the circumstances in which Catholic clerical sexual abuse could be at once endemic, hidden, unthinkable, denied, and routinely mismanaged.
  • Closing Date: 10 December 2018 at midday

EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Postdoctoral researcher, History of science and technology - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST) at EPFL invites applications for one full-time postdoc position in the History of Science and Technology. The successful candidate will develop her/his own research project in the history of the mathematical, physical and natural sciences, the history of engineering and/or the history of technology in the modern period (1750 to today).
  • Profile:
  • Applicants should hold a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences relevant to research in the history of science and technology.
  • Fluent English; French and/or German an asset.
  • Interest in working in a multidisciplinary, international environment.
  • Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.
  • What we offer:
  • LHST is a young and dynamic lab with an interdisciplinary perspective (history, history of science and technology, STS, anthropology) and an interest in experimenting with innovative methods in the digital humanities. The lab hosts a rich collection of historical scientific instruments.
  • EPFL provides an excellent and stimulating research and teaching environment as well as a dynamic and lively international campus with a vibrant student life.
  • Located on Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a picturesque city with various possibilities for recreational and cultural activities.
  • Starting date: Flexible. We expect to fill the position before Fall 2019.
  • Duration: 3 years.
  • Terms of employment: Fixed-term at 100% work rate. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries and generous research support.
  • Deadline for application: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Contact: Applicants should submit, as a single PDF document: (i) a cover letter (explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future research plans); (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae; (iii) a writing sample (article or dissertation chapter); (iv) a list of two references with full contact information to jerome.baudry@epfl.ch.

Emory University (USA:GA) - The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, One-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting post-doctoral applications for 2019-20. The FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellowship funds an academic year of study, teaching, and residence at the Center. The FCHI Fellows Program offers research opportunities to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others seriously interested in humanistic issues; research projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. We especially seek applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of Fellows and the work of the FCHI.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows, who must have the Ph.D. in hand before the submission of their applications, are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the fellowship.
  • Besides being an active member of the Center's intellectual agenda through the academic year, Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar on a subjecrt of their choice during the spring of the fellowship year. Stipends of $47,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows, along with a research budget of $2,000, shared office space in the Center, and library access.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 16, 2019. Announcements of awards will begin in mid-April and will continue until all positions are filled. More information and application instructions are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu on the web at http://www.fchi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University (USA:GA) - The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2019]Edit

  • The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral fellowship for two years of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. This fellowship offers research opportunities to those trained in the humanities as traditionallty defined and to others seriously interested in humanistic issues; research projects must be humanistic, but fellows may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. We especially seek applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of Fellows and the work of the FCHI.
  • Post-Doctoral applicants for this fellowship must have the Ph.D. for no more than six years before the submission of their applications.
  • Besides being an active member of the Center's intellectual agenda through the academic year, this Fellow will be expected to offer an upper-level interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar on a subject of choice during the spring semesters of the fellowship years. Stipends of $47,000 a year will be offered, along with a research budget of $2,000, shared office space in the Center, and library access.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 16, 2019. Announcement of the award will be made in mid-April. Apply through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/56049. More information and application instructions are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu, on the web at http://www.fchi.emory.edu, or write to Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.


it's been almost two months. anyone recieved emails, requests, rejections? 3/11


  • Nothing 3/13 (x3)
  • Still nothing here (3/24).
  • i tried emailing them last week. no answer yet. (4/4)
  • so i looked at last year's wiki, and it looked like they just emailed everyone acceptance, rejection, or alternate during the second week of april. no cuts, no interviews. so we'll likely all find out at once sometime next week. (4/4)
  • to the above poster: I was waitlisted last year and heard from them on April 11; they stated in the message that all offers had already been accepted and that they'd contact me if anyone changed their mind. So that means that by April 11 all offers had already been made and accepted.
  • Not to sidetrack, but does anyone else agree that this was easily the single most annoying post-doc application process of the year? It took me hours. In the end I was almost following through on it under the hypothesis that there would be fewer applicants because who would want to put themselves through this hell? (x2)
    • I actually liked this application. The precise instructions, together with the word limit, helped me, and the 3-page CV limit cleared a lot of probably unnecessary stuff from my CV. 
  • Rejection email (x3 - Anyone know how many applicants there were?)
  • Alternate email (4/4) - which states that the offers have already been accepted but that they will contact the alternate list in case the recipients later drop out for some reason (very unlikely to happen obviously)
  • Offer letter received (4/8) - I was an "alternate" but will decline because I was offered a tenure-track job. Good luck!

Emory University (USA:GA) - James Weldon Johnson Institute - Visiting Fellows Program - Deadline: 28 Jan. 2019Edit

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

Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2019. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.

Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholar Awards

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

Period of Residency: one academic year

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted via Interfolio by the application deadline. For complete details on how to apply, visit ohttp://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/apply.html

  • The deadline for applications is January 28, 2019.


- any updates yet? (x2) - rejection email (3/20) x2

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. 2018 - OFFERS MADEEdit

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)
  • [Dec 4, 2018] Has anyone heard back from EUI?
  • [Dec 4] Nothing here, "processing."
  • [Dec 10] Still nothing? Welp ... should I be worried?  
  • [Dec 10] Also haven't heard anything, when I log on it says "processing". x 2
  • [Dec 11] Acceptances have gone out yesterday.
  • Oh well... thank you for letting us know.
  • [Dec 11] I hope that they haven't sent all the acceptances as yet.
  • [Dec 11] I know a fellow applicant who received a rejection email. I have not received anything yet. Perhaps some emails have not been sent out yet?
  • [Dec 11] I hope you are right. I have not heard anything yet.
  • Rejected as of 12/11
  • [Dec 11] Also have not heard anything. Application still says "processing"
  • [Dec 12] Generic rejection received.

Florida State University (USA:FL) - Postdoctoral Scholar - History of the Global South - Deadline: 26 Apr. 2019Edit

  • History of the Global South, conceptualized as regions inclusive of Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East (Topical and chronological fields are open, with a preference for candidates whose research and teaching focus on decolonization, history of capitalism, ecology, environment, gender and sexuality, migration, science and technology, and spatial history): The Department of History at Florida State University invites applicants for a two-year (two consecutive 12 month contracts), full-time, non-tenure track, non-renewable position at the rank of Postdoctoral Associate. Ph.D. required and must be in hand at time of appointment. The appointment will begin in August of 2019. Salary and benefits are competitivie. The position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester-one large survey as well as a smaller lecuture course or undergraduate seminar. Please direct questions to search committee chair, Prof. Robinson A. Herrera, at rherrera@fsu.edu.
  • HOW TO APPLY: If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu., then click on Job Opportunities; the job ID is 44963. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU>Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
  • The following is required to be considered: Submit in a single PDF a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation should be requested electronically. Please refer to the Request Letters of Reference section in the FSU job ad.

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

Freie Universität Berlin (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 25 Mar. 2019Edit

  • 4-year full-time position
  • The Cluster of Excellence „Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) analyzes the contemporary controversies about the liberal order from a historical, global, and comparative perspective. It connects the academic expertise in the social sciences and humanities as well as area studies in Berlin, collaborates with research institutions in all world regions, and maintains cooperative ties with major political, cultural and social institutions [1]. The Cluster’s research programme is structured around four Research Units (RUs): Borders, Orders, (Re-)Allocation and Temporality. The RU Orders investigates contestations of the liberal script with regard to state and civil society structures and discourses, rights, and political procedures. As postdoctoral research fellow of the RU Orders, you conduct your own research in these fields in an interdisciplinary context. By collaborating with SCRIPTS’ Theory Network, you will simultaneously have a central role for the RU Orders’ contribution to the Cluster’s theory development.
  • Job description:
  • Exploring innovative research perspectives in the context of the RU Orders that bridge the gap between prevailing epistemological and empirical approaches in the social sciences and area studies
  • Theorizing Contestation of the Liberal Script based on the systematic and comprehensive analysis of the RU Orders’ Cluster results, and by collaborating with postdoctoral fellows of the other Research Units and of the Theory Network
  • Conducting own research in the context of the RU Orders
  • Synthesizing the RU Orders’ research results through publications, workshops and international conference presentations
  • Preparing, planning and co-directing the RU Orders’ regular meetings and workshops
  • Supporting the RU Directors in the coordination of the RU Orders’ research and the collaboration with the Theory Network
  • Requirements:
  • PhD in social sciences, humanities or area studies
  • Desirable:
  • Excellent expertise on the Cluster’s research topic; very good knowledge of theories and methods in the social science and/or area studies relating to the RU Orders; very good English skills and very good skills of a regional language if relevant for own research; experience with coordinating research groups; own idea for an innovative research project in the context of the Cluster’s RU Orders
  • For more information please contact by Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami (schirin.amir-moazami@fu-berlin.de) or Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepath (stefan.gosepath@fu-berlin.de).
  • Referring to the reference code, all applications should be sent no later than March 25th, 2019 to Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami: schirin.amir-moazami@fu-berlin.de or by regular mail to: Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami, Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Freie Universität Berlin (DEU) - 1 Research Associate Position (postdoc) - Deadline 1 March 2019Edit

  • The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Jewish Studies within the framework of Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Patterns of Knowledge Circulation: The Transmission and Reception of Jewish Esoteric Knowledge in Early Modern East-Central Europe,” founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project will provide a systematic digital catalogue and quantitative analysis of Jewish texts commonly deemed esoteric produced and in circulation in East-Central Europe from 1500 to 1750. In the processes of circulation of kabbalistic knowledge, East-Central Europe played a crucial yet still understudied role. The prevalent scholarly claim that Jewish mystical or kabbalistic thought in early modern East-Central Europe was peripheral to the study of the history of kabbalah goes counter to a large corpus of extant Ashkenazi kabbalistic texts in print and in manuscript form. The project aims to explore this corpus and understand the role of kabbalistic texts and their producers in early modern East-Central European transfer of both practical and theoretical forms of knowledge. 
  • The project is seeking a candidate with expertise in Jewish history and/or Jewish thought to fill in the post of research associate (postdoctoral). A preference will be given to candidates who express interest in examining intersections between a variety of Jewish esoteric literatures and practices and natural sciences in the context of early modern East-Central Europe. Research focus may include, but is not limited to, the corpus of manuals of practical kabbalah, how-to books and recipe compilations, occasional pamphlets and calendars as well as other relevant textual formats of early modern Ashkenazi provenance. 
  • Academic environment:
    Research associates can also pursue independent research and seek further academic qualifications. The Berlin-Brandenburg area offers an exceptional and internationally renowned research and training environment in the field of Jewish Studies. Moreover, the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge supports an extensive network of Berlin-based historians of science and, more broadly, of knowledge. The Dahlem Research School (DRS) of the Freie Universität Berlin provides further opportunities for interdisciplinary training.

Job description: The work of postdoctoral researcher includes the following duties: 
•           Independent library and archival research on handwritten and printed texts of early modern East-Central European (Ashkenazi) provenance   pertinent to the project theme
•           Preparation of a monograph based on the project-related as well as research papers for dissemination (publication)
•           Preparation of data for project database; analysing data and results
•           Joint-preparation of an international conference and other collaborative research events
•           Contribution to the project website and public engagement work of the project
•           Presence at the FU Berlin campus during working hours

Requirements: •           PhD in Jewish studies or a relevant field

Desirable: •           Knowledge of one or more of relevant fields, such as Jewish manuscript cultures, history of kabbalistic and/or Jewish magical literatures, history of early modern science and knowledge
•           Experience of working with manuscript and archival material
•           Excellent command of English and Hebrew; command of one or more of the following languages will be an advantage: Yiddish, German, Latin, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
•           Excellent writing and communication skills
•           Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
•           High motivation and excellent organisation skills
•           IT skills and experience of working with databases
•           Publication record

Application documents should include:
•           a cover letter 
•           curriculum vitae
•           a research statement related to the project theme (max. 1800 words) 
•           a writing sample (max. one article or a chapter of dissertation)
•           two recommendation letters (must be submitted directly by the referees to Dr Agata Paluch by the deadline for applications)

Please submit all the application documents as one pdf file to judaist@geschkult.fu-berlin.de. The deadline for applications is 1st March 2019. For informal enquiries and further information about the position, please contact Dr Agata Paluch at paluch@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

  • Applicants should be prepared to reside in the Berlin area. We especially encourage international applications. As Freie Universität Berlin aims to increase the number of female researchers, it expressly encourages women to apply. Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment.

Freie Universitaet Berlin (DEU) - 2 Research Associate Positions (postdoc) - SHORT Deadline: 31 Dec. 2019Edit

  • International Research Training Group 2445/1 ‘Temporalities of Future in Latin America: Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation’, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2 Research Associate positions (postdoc), Full-time positions, For a period of 3 years with the possibility of a 1,5-year extension (subject to the approval of the funding institution)
  • Salary group 13 TV-L FU
  • Application deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Beginning: May 1, 2019
  • The International Research Training Group (IRTG) ‘Temporalities of Future in Latin America: Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation’ will be inaugurated on May 1, 2019 at the Institute for Latin American Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin. The interdisciplinary Mexican-Ger­man project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemein­schaft, DFG), and cooperates closely with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Universität Potsdam, El Colegio de México, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social in Mexico City.
  • Objectives: The International Research Training Group aims at developing a new perspective to explore temporalities of future within the humanities and the social sciences. This research field should help expand the global interconnections and cultural heterogeneity that characterise Latin America. The focus on the aspirations and anticipations of different actors, whose in­teractions produce new temporalities of future, offers an innovative research approach and promotes the very needed inclusion of subaltern and non-Western practices. The coopera­tion with Mexican institutions allows for a multimodal study of temporalities of future in colo­nial, postcolonial and present-day Latin America, and promotes their empiric and theoretical exploration within an innovative, interdisciplinary framework.
  • Participating disciplines: We welcome applications from the following disciplines: History, Political Sciences, Literature and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Economics and Gender Studies.
  • Academic environment: The Berlin-Potsdam area offers an exceptional and internationally renowned research and training environment in the field of Latin American Studies. The Dahlem Research School (DRS) of the Freie Universität Berlin provides further opportunities for interdisciplinary train­ing.
  • Application: The application must be submitted in English or Spanish through https://apply.drs.fu-berlin.de/lai/. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will not be considered.
  • Application requirements: An outstanding PhD degree with a topic clearly related to Latin America in one of the participating disciplines; An innovative research project clearly related with the IRTG’s research topics; Very good Spanish and English skills
  • For more information about the research and study programme, visit www.lai.fu-berlin.de/en/temporalities-of-future. If you have further questions, please contact us at tempfuture@lai.fu-berlin.de.
  • Applicants should be prepared to reside in the Berlin-Potsdam area and to take part in or­ganisational and mentoring activities. Travel expenses, materials and supplemental funding for families and child care will be covered according to DFG guidelines. We especially en­courage international applications. As the Freie Universität Berlin aims to increase the num­ber of female researchers, it expressly encourages women to apply. Applications from suita­ble candidates with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment.

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.

German Historical Institute (DEU) - GHI West Fellowship on the History of Forced Migration - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The Pacific Regional Office of the GHI Washington (“GHI West”) and the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (IES) are pleased to announce a new Fellowship on the History of Forced Migration. The 18-months postdoctoral fellowship (July 1, 2019—December 31, 2020) is part of a joint initiative by the GHI Washington, IES, and the Zolberg Institute on Forced Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries. The new initiative will increase collaboration between social scientists and historians working on topics related to forced migration with a particular focus on the environment.
  • The fellow will be based at GHI West, which is hosted by the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley. As part of the initiative, the fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their research on the history of forced/environmental migration in collaboration with a social scientist based at the Zolberg Institute in New York City.
  • In addition to collaborating with the Zolberg Institute, the fellow will be expected to assist GHI West in the development of its research focus on the history of migrant knowledges. The fellow will participate in planning conferences, will help launch an online portal on migration and knowledge, and will contribute to strengthening GHI West as an emerging research center.
  • The successful applicant will receive funding for 18 months, i.e. a monthly stipend of $4600 and an allowance to help cover the cost of travel and health care. (The award of the fellowship is contingent on the availability of funds, which is pending.) Postdoctoral scholars in history or related fields are eligible to apply if they are based in North America or Europe and if they have completed their PhDs within the past five years.
  • To apply, please send:
  • an Application Form
  • cover letter
  • CV
  • copy of your PhD diploma
  • research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max)
  • 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 accept electronic applications only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to fellowships@ghi-dc.org by February 15, 2019.
  • About the GHI Washington’s Pacific Regional Office (“GHI West”): GHI West began operation in 2017. The emerging research center establishes international and interdisciplinary scholarly networks and assists German researchers in taking advantage of the rich resources and opportunities in the western U.S. and Canada. While GHI West is active in all the core research fields supported by the GHI Washington, it also has a distinct area of research, namely the entanglements of the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. In addition, GHI West develops an international research network on the history of migrant knowledges. The focus is on the epistemic foundations, challenges, and transformations involved in migration processes. While our studies look at all actors affected by migration and ask how they know the world, understand societies, and conceptualize agency, particular attention will be given to migrants as political, economic, and cultural actors.

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

  • 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.

NOTES:

  • Offer received, 1/18

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Charles Warren Center 2019-20 Faculty Fellowship (Theme: Ethnic Studies) - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2019Edit

  • The 2019-20 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship will be on the theme of Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies led by Ju Yon Kim (English), Lorgia Garcia-Peña (Romance Languages and Literatures/Hist & Lit), and Genevieve Clutario (History/Hist & Lit).
  • The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies. 2019 will mark the 50-year anniversary of the first College of Ethnic Studies established at San Francisco State University. The University of California, Berkeley instituted its own Department of Ethnic Studies also in 1969. The institution of Ethnic Studies at these universities emerged in response to protests and strikes organized by students, select faculty, and community activists in the Bay Area. Students used “ethnic studies” as a shorthand to link the conditions of people of color in the United States with the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin-America. The social movement demanded curriculum and scholarship that would confront legacies of slavery, war, colonization, and imperial expansion. In 1969, a compromise to meet student demands for a Third World Studies College resulted in the institutionalization of Ethnic Studies. Amidst social and political unrest, the colleges established African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Native American Studies.
  • The field of Ethnic Studies has since expanded and continues to change, from analyzing the ways in which race came to bear on U.S. imperial expansion and settler colonialism, to documenting often overlooked forms of resistance and survival against systems of oppressions and exploitation. The Charles Warren Center invites scholars of Ethnic Studies to think through 50 years of Ethnic Studies and the field’s possible future. We invite scholars whose work confronts questions of inequalities and power through intersecting analytical paradigms of race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship. We are especially interested in proposals that explicitly address issues of methodologies, interdisciplinarity, and the state of the field. The seminar will examine how Ethnic Studies scholarship built frameworks to critically examine racism, colonialism, imperialism, immigration, and slavery. We will discuss how such frameworks remain useful and relevant, but also interrogate limitations and contradictions, and explore new possibilities and directions within the field Ethnic Studies.
  • Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Ju Yon Kim (English), Lorgia Garcia-Peña (Romance Languages and Literatures/Hist & Lit), and Genevieve Clutario (History/Hist & Lit). Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications consistent with the Workshop theme and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $63,500.
  • Apply at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8348, no later than December 15, 2018 with recommendation letters due January 10, 2019. For more information, see http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/.


NOTES:

  • Does anyone know the timeline for this one?

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Charles Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - 16 Nov. 2019Edit

  • The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces next year of its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in fall/winter 2019/20 select its next cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2019, renewable for a second.
  • Call for applications for 2019-2020: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8350
  • We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.
  • Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall term), to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required. The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2019, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. The Warren Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community. Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $55,000) the postdoc includes benefits.
  • The final deadline for this postdoc is Friday, November 16th, 2018. The recommendation letter deadline is Friday, December 7, 2018.

[Feb. 25] Has anyone heard anything about this position? (x2)

  • Sadly no. I think this is a bad sign at this point. (2/25)
  • Received rejection email on 3/8/2019 (x2)

Harvard University (USA:MA) and Columbia University (USA:NY) - China and the World Postdoctoral Fellowships (2 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard; 2 China and the World Postdoctoral Fellows at Columbia) - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2019Edit

Professors Thomas J. Christensen of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard University’s Government Department jointly founded the China and the World fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations in 2005. As part of Professor Christensen’s recent move to Columbia University, the Program was renamed the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program (C&WP) in 2018. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors. 

For academic year 2019-2020, C&WP is collaborating with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University (WEAI) and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University (FCCS) to award four one-year postdoctoral research fellowships. Two fellows will be expected to be in residence at Columbia University (one funded by WEAI and one funded by CWP) and two will be expected to be in residence at Harvard University (both funded by the An Wang Program). Fellows at Columbia will each teach one course in the spring semester; fellows at Harvard will be members of the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows Program at FCCS. When not attending to program-related duties, fellows’ time should be devoted to their own research, and to participating actively in the life of C&WP and WEAI or FCCS. Fellows also will be expected to make at least one public presentation during their appointment and participate in the annual C&WP workshop where an entire day is devoted entirely to the examination of the Fellows’ research by former fellows of the program. Fellows should have defended their dissertations in the past three years. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book, or who are just beginning a second major research project.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation completed and filed) between May 2016 and July 2019.  Applications from individuals who hold or have held fulltime teaching appointments will not be considered.  Only applicants working on some aspect of China’s relations with the outside world that supports CWP’s, WEAI’s, and FCCS’s missions need apply. 

Application Process: To apply, you will be required to submit an online application using the email weai@columbia.edu. Please note that applicants are required to send all files in one email or to upload them to a cloud based application and send the URL via email for full consideration.

You are required to submit:

  • 1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
  • CV
  • Project description
  • 2 scholarly writing samples
  • Course proposal with syllabus for a seminar directed at M.A. students and advanced undergraduates
  • Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees
  • Two letters of reference. Include contact information for the references and have them submit letters directly to the email above.

Please note that you will only submit contact information and the email of your referees.  Your referee will then receive an email with instructions on how to submit a confidential recommendation on your behalf.  All references must be received by the deadline. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted in a timely manner.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in February 2019 and a public announcement will be made by March/April 2019.

For more information about the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, or the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, please visit www.CWP.SIPA.Columbia.edu, www.weai.columbia.edu, and https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/ respectively.

  • The deadline for submission is January 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Any word on this one? (March 4)
  • Nothing here.. hoping this week judging from previous years>
  • Rejection (March 12)

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2019Edit

  • 2019–2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies
  • Deadline: January 10, 2019
  • More information on our website
  • Online info session: Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. EST - Register here
  • The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.
  • We welcome research proposals on all topics related to the study of Eurasia. This year's program will not be structured around an overarching theme. We are, however, particularly interested in applications from scholars with an interest in the following:
  • 1. Teaching a course in Russian imperial history, especially from scholars with experience in digital humanities.
  • 2. Topics exploring the political, economic and social connectivity of Central Asia and/or the Caucasus.
  • Fellowship Eligibility and Benefits:
  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2019, but no earlier than September 2014
  • Scholars may apply to be in residence for 9 months or 12 months
  • Stipend of up to $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months. A teaching postdoc. will be compensated at $46,000 for 9 months
  • $5,000 in additional research funding
  • Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance
  • Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided
  • Citizens of all countries may apply

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Digital China Fellow - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2019Edit

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is recruiting a Digital China Fellow to help lead work on our China Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities projects. Through their own research and support for the research of other faculty and students, the Digital China Fellow will help define and implement future directions for Digital Scholarship on China at Harvard. Her/his work will be ideally divided into the following areas, although flexibility is possible, and indeed probably necessary, based on the skill set of the Fellow. Please note that this position is currently funded for two years. An extension is possible, but dependent on future potential funding sources.

1) Provide support for faculty and students using digital tools and methods to conduct research on China. This will involve delivering workshops for the Harvard community on digital research methods, holding office hours to provide assistance for faculty and students using digital tools in their work, proactively reaching out to faculty, and otherwise providing research support services.

2) Building cyberinfrastructure for China Studies and database development. The Digital China Fellow will help coordinate improved linkage and sharing of data among databases and platforms related to China studies. This would include working with the China Biographical Database Project, the China Historical Geographic Information System, and other databases outside of Harvard. Experience with command line environments, API’s, and linked open data; knowledge of relevant programming or scripting language; and the ability to write database queries in SQL would all be a plus.

3) Research. 50% of the Digital China Fellow’s time will be used to conduct their own independent research, either in the field of digital methods itself or using digital methods to research some aspect of China Studies.

4) Administration. Providing regular updates to project supporters and the ability and willingness to identify and pursue grant funding to continue this project is required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., two-page statement of research, and the names and contact information for two referees. Referees should submit a letter that speaks to the candidate’s academic potential and digital scholarship abilities directly. The application can be accessed at this link: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8595.

The position will provide a stipend of $60,000 annually, along with research funds, and health insurance.

  • The deadline is January 11, 2019.

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 (MA) - Environmental Fellows Program - Deadline: 16 Jan. 2019Edit

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.

The Award: The fellowship includes a salary of $68,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2019 cohort. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other's work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests.

Program Requirements: Candidates for 2019 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2015 and August 2019. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2019.) Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research. Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship. Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard requires proficiency in English. Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor. Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess. Application Requirements:

Please complete the online application form found at http://environment.harvard.edu/environmental-fellows-program by January 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. (EST) and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs: curriculum vitae including list of publications; detailed research proposal where applicants should explain their specific reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship (maximum of five pages, references counted separately). Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant; and up to three publications/writing samples. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant's dissertation adviser. A letter of support is also required from the applicant's host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space. Hosts should send their letters directly to the attention of James Clem at the Center at environmental_fellows@harvard.edu.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2019.


3/5: Received rejection

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/.
  • -11/5: Received rejection email 1pm; 497 applicants this year

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

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.
  • [22 Sept] Was your request for additional materials over and above the online application, inital writing samples, etc.?
  • [23 Sept] 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. 
  • [Sept 18] Invited for an interview 
  • [Dec 1] Has anyone received thier rejection letters/emails? I haven't head anything since August's additional material stage.
    • No rejection letter yet (12/5)
  • Received acceptance call 12/9.
  • Rejection letter (mail)

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2019Edit

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2019-20 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required. 

Applicants with Ph.D.s may not be more than 5 years beyond its receipt at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship. 

Total stipend for one year: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support. 

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

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2019.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities.
  • Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses to the spectacle of the significant currents and crises of contemporary life. Literature and the arts are viewed as iconic presences whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape the transitional and translational narratives of migrant lives.
  • Built around pedagogies of representation and interpretation—textual, visual, digital, political, ethical, ecological, etc.—the humanities engage with the history of shifting relations between cultural expression, historical transition, and political transformation. The ethics of citizenship in our time are defined as much by migration and resettlement as by indigenous belonging, as much by global governance as by national sovereignty. And the humanities play a central role in defining the terms and the territories of cultural citizenship as it creates innovative institutions and identities in the making of a civil society.
  • The migration “crisis” makes it imperative for humanists to reflect on the foundational concepts and values of our disciplines in addressing the representation of others as they are recognized in the norms of cultural citizenship. The issues the seminar will explore include: the ethics of hospitality; modes of cosmopolitanism; negotiation of cultural “differences” under duress; the role played by interpretation and cultural translation in enhancing processes of social integration.
  • We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities.
  • How do we understand the relationship between cultural memory as personal or collective narrative and the institutional demands of the legal discourse of memory used as a protocol of evidence that establishes the migrant’s claim to refuge, asylum and/or citizenship? What is the relationship between the affective aspects of migrant memory, such as fear, anxiety, humiliation, trauma, hope, and wish fulfillment, and the truth conditions encoded in jurisprudence and political rationality?
  • What are the narrative forms and discursive modes that constitute archives of migration, both contemporary and historical? What are the technologies and politics of these representations? How do archives of migrations function as purveyors of information, systems of classification, conduits of dissemination that create new public knowledge?
  • Terms and Conditions: In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.
  • Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, individual medical insurance, and additional research support of $2,500. Fellows not already in residence in Greater Boston are eligible for $1,500 in moving expenses. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. In the fall semester they will present an article-length paper to the university-wide Mellon Seminar on Migration and the Humanities. For the spring semester, fellows will collaborate on a syllabus and present to the seminar as it runs in conjunction with a graduate-level course on the literature of migration offered by the English Department. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.
  • Eligibility and Deadline Information: Applicants for 2019-20 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2016. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive a doctorate or terminal degree in a related discipline in or before August 2019.
  • The application deadline has been extended to January 2, 2019.
  • Application Instructions: Please apply using our online application http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8396
  • In addition to biographical and professional information, applicants are asked to submit:
  • 1. A curriculum vitae.
  • 2. A statement of the research project (1,000-3,000 words) that provides a detailed description of what the applicant proposes to do during the fellowship year.
  • 3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample (no longer than 40 pages).
  • 4. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when three letters have been received. Recommendations may be those included in the applicant’s placement dossier, but they must specifically address the proposed research project. Letters should be uploaded to the electronic application.
  • Please contact Dr. Andrea Volpe with questions about applying for a fellowship.
  • Anyone heard anything? (12/2)
  • Nothing here 2/12
  • I still haven't heard anything either (2/25)
  • Rejected (2/27)
  • Offer Received (2/27) x 2
  • Offer received as alternate (30 March)

Harvard University (USA: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.


Does anybody know what's happening with this search?? The online portal still says that my application is "in progress"

For what it's worth, I have an application for this position submitted in 2016 which still says its "in progress" and for which I never recieved a rejection. So I wouldn't hold out hope.

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. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • [Anyone hear anything yet? - 12/12] [Nothing here so far]; 12/18 [Nothing yet either]
  • 12/20 - Last year they had sent out shortlist notifications by this time so I don't know whether we should assume the same this year or if the radio silence means they haven't done anything yet.
  • 12/20 invited for skype interview

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

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Franciscan Thought - Deadline: 24 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Closing date: Midnight on 24th March 2019
  • The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
  • The Research Associate will work on a European Research Council Starting Grant Project, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought in Paris (c. 1220-45)’. The Principal Investigator on the Project is Dr Lydia Schumacher, Reader in Historical and Philosophical Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to whom the Research Associate will be directly responsible.
  • The focus of the ERC project is the works of Alexander of Hales and John of La Rochelle, and above all, the collaboratively authored Summa Halensis, so experience working with these texts or others in the wider Franciscan intellectual tradition will be important. In particular, the Research Associate will be asked to contribute publications on early Franciscan theology and/or philosophy; and/or the relationship of early Franciscans to later scholastic thinkers, especially Franciscans; and/or the early Franciscan reception of Arabic sources.
  • The tasks of the Associate have been outlined in the further particulars and require excellent Latin and English language skills as well as knowledge of some modern languages and prior training in medieval theology and philosophy.
  • This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract of 12 months.
  • This is a full time post – 100% full time equivalent.
  • The selection process will include a presentation on the candidate’s current research; a panel interview; and an assessment of the necessary language skills.
  • Dr Lydia Schumacher, lydia.schumacher@kcl.ac.uk
  • To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.
  • Candidates are asked to prepare a research proposal of up to one side of A4 explaining the subject matter and type of publication (article, PhD thesis, book) they could contribute to the ERC project. They will also be asked to submit a writing sample of less than 10,000 words (published or unpublished). Both documents should be uploaded as part of the application.

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (DEU) - Fellowships within the program "4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics" - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Berlin-based research and fellowship program "4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics" invites scholars to apply for up to two doctoral and six postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2019/2020.
  • 4A LABORATORY is a joint Fellowship Program of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, a research institute of the Max Planck Society (www.khi.fi.it), and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (www.preussischer-kulturbesitz.de) in collaboration with the Humboldt University, Berlin, the Forum Transregional Studies and other partners. The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is an internationally outstanding cultural and scientific institution with unique museums, archives, libraries and research facilities; the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is a globally connected research institute, with a strong agenda in transcultural art histories.
  • 4A Lab connects diverse disciplines, types of collections and multiple institutions in an innovative way. In particular, 4A Lab attempts to foster dialogues and exchanges between art history, archaeology, anthropology and aesthetics, (4 A), as well as other disciplines concerned with objects, practices, environments and narratives (OPEN).
  • The Fellowship program invites excelling doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe to Berlin. The collaboration promotes the close contact with objects, collections and archives. This includes the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums), i.e., the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection), Antikensammlung (Museum of Classical Antiquities), Ethnologisches Museum (Museum of Ethnology), Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery), Gipsformerei (Plaster Cast Workshop), Institut für Museumsforschung (Institute for Museum Research), Kunstbibliothek (Art Library), Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), Kupferstichkabinett (Cabinet of Prints and Drawings), Münzkabinett (Numismatic Collection), Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures), Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art), Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of 'Islamic Art), Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Museum of Prehistory and Early History), Nationalgalerie (National Gallery, including Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art), Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Museum for Sculpture and Byzantine Art), Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East), Zentralarchiv (Central Archive), as well as the unique holdings of the Ibero-American Institute, the State Institute for Musicology, the Secret State Archives and the State Library.
  • The program focuses on OPEN (objects, practices, environments, and narratives) in their historical, social and historiographical dimensions, including histories of collecting and display. It invites researchers to study the materiality, mediality, agency, ecology and mobility of objects and related discourses. Under such premises, the program aims to create a space for dialogue for university and museum scholars in order to strengthen transdisciplinary collaboration in the proximity of objects, to transcend the borders of the 4A disciplines, to combine their skills and to foster a conversation between more conceptual and more empirical approaches. The program aspires to promote transversal networking and critical reflections on historical and contemporary languages and terminologies.
  • The scholarly environment of the program is designed as a laboratory to enable and encourage both fellows and the wider community to experiment and redefine transregional approaches to the histories of visual cultures and aesthetic practices, including close collaboration between the fellows and the researchers of the two main partners, as well as scholars of Humboldt University, the Forum Transregionale Studien, and other international and national academic institutions. The program includes joint activities in Berlin, Florence and additional locations. The dialogue is structured by an annual theme, which will be presented and discussed in seminars, workshops, conferences and the like. The annual theme of the academic year 2019/2020 is Plants (see below).
  • 4A Lab takes an active part in transdisciplinary debates concerning a new understanding of provenance and the postcolonial – or rather post-postcolonial – responsibilities of museums and collections. It therefore investigates historical itineraries, complex topographies and biographies of objects from transregional perspectives. The emphasis is not on the single object "in context" but on historically constituted and constantly shifting environments of objects between stability and mobility, as well as in their social, religious, political or aesthetic dimensions. This includes publics and all kind of actors, and the consideration of museums as an eco-system – with their interconnected formats of temporary exhibition, permanent display and storage, constellations of architecture and design, in relation to a variety of visitors, and finally their extension into digital environments. Distinctions between nature, culture and art, craft or material culture, which have dominated museum structures or were supported by them, are now, at best, the framework for narratives to expose or nullify them. 4A Lab invites outstanding international doctoral and postdoctoral scholars to help to shape these horizons, and to take a lead, as part of a group, in an intercultural dialogue across disciplines.
  • 4A LAB is a merging, progression and restructuring of the two research and fellowship programs Connecting Art Histories in the Museum (2009–2019) (www.khi.fi.it/CAHIM) and Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices (2013–2019) (www.khi.fi.it/AHAP). It is based on the experience of past collaborations between the partners and numerous other German and international research institutions. For more detailed information, please visit www.khi.fi.it/4A-Lab
  • 4A LAB Annual theme 2019/2020: Plants
  • In recent years, human understanding of the biology of plants has significantly changed. Neurobiologists have described vegetal life in new ways to a wider public, stressing the fact that plants not only have a sensorial apparatus, sex, but that they are also mobile – even though their motion is mostly slow – and even react to music. Plants, it would seem, have agency and they are endowed with forms of collective intelligence, a faculty that is located in plant networks, roots and ramifications. Plants, their ecology and the human interactions with plants therefore should be studied in new light, in a planetary perspective, from the beginnings of human history, as part of the Anthropocene. This includes research on the manifold aesthetic and artistic practices related to or based on plants.
  • While plants are important factors in human history, humans are leaving their imprint on the history and ecology of plants. The absence, presence and temporalities of vegetal life have always had an impact on settlements as well as urbanization processes. Moreover, plants are dominant elements in the human transformation of landscapes and environments. They are central for the history of colonialism, especially in the form of plantations. They are also protagonists in the making of – real and imagined – gardens across cultures. Plants interact with the human body and its sensorial, perceptive and biochemical apparatus, be it by means of drugs or via food and air. Flowers and fruit are significant elements or even agents in a history of smell and perfume. Plants are not only indispensable for the future of nutrition, they also come with a long past of cultivation processes that includes bioengineering.
  • For all of these reasons, plants and plant life have been a constant field of investigation and knowledge production, be it by practitioners such as farmers, or by scholars and amateurs. The understanding of plants can be gendered or socially and culturally distinctive, with specific knowledge systems relating to certain plant environments. They come together with classification systems, taxonomies, forms of collecting and display, as in the case of botanical gardens. Not only knowledge, but also aesthetic categories have been (and will continue to be) an eminent factor in the processes of the perception, description, cultivation and appreciation of plants. Artistic production and aesthetic practices based on or relating to plants are thus fields that deserve further exploration across time and space, be they historically driven by religious approaches, political interests, romanticizing views, modernist thought or eco-activism.
  • Artworks can rely on plants via materials like wood, pigments or dyes, textiles and canvases. Plants are protagonists in herbaria, drawings or photographs or in still life painting. They appear on tiles and pots or in architecture and all kinds of decoration. In fact, plant life or plant morphology forms the basis of the theory and the practices of ornament (or ornamentation), and might be discussed also in terms of a theory of beauty. Seeds, germination, growth are only some of the concepts or metaphors induced by plant life. Moreover, plants serve as protagonists in literature, in poetry and music as well as in religious contexts across cultures and geographies, as part of rituals or of religious veneration (bamboo, lotus, maize, pomegranate, yam, vines or sacred trees). These cultural practices can be part of larger social, political and economic developments or constellations. In fact, plants and crops are major components in economies and thus are often at the center of social tensions or transregional conflicts.
  • The program welcomes projects from a wide range of topics relating to plants that place emphasis on aesthetic processes, history of thought, and material culture, from the 4A disciplines but also from philosophical or literary studies, in a transregional perspective.
  • Candidates: Applicants should have obtained their master's degree or their doctorate (within the last seven years prior to their application) in one of the relevant disciplines. We welcome applications from all regions, with various disciplinary formations, such as Art History, Aesthetics, Archaeology, Anthropology/Ethnology, History and neighboring fields dealing with artifacts, artistic production, material culture, and aesthetic practices relating to objects, images, languages and architectures. Applicants should be interested in engaging in reflexive and transdisciplinary research. 4A LAB fellows are given the opportunity to pursue their individual research projects within a transdisciplinary and transregional context. They are expected to engage in the program activities, such as regular seminars, workshops and conferences. In the overall context of the 4A LAB program and the framework of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the fellows will be part of a creative, intellectually stimulating and discursive environment. The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and disabled persons.
  • Fellowships: The fellowship starts on 1 October 2019 (9 months) or, only for the academic year 2019/2020, on 1 January 2020 (6 months) and ends on 1 July 2020. In particular cases, shorter or longer fellowship terms may be considered. A possible extension of the doctoral fellowships up to an overall maximum of two years can be negotiated. The fellowships (including travel expenses) follow the guidelines of the Max Planck Society. Organizational support regarding visas, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants become fellows of the program 4A LAB at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and at the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and are expected to take up residence in Berlin. The working language is English.
  • To apply, please send the following documents exclusively by e-mail as one PDF file (max. 2 MB):
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Project description (no longer than five pages, in English)
  • Sample of scholarly work (an article, conference paper or dissertation chapter, ca. 20 pages)
  • Names and contact information of two referees (including their e-mail addresses)
  • The complete application should be submitted by: 15 April 2019 and sent to transregional.arthistories@khi.fi.it
  • Successful candidates will be notified by June 2019. Information about the current status of the evaluation process will be published on the website www.art-histories.de and www.khi.fi.it,

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.

Lawrence University (USA:WI) - National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellowship in History - Deadline: 2 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Lawrence University, a four-year liberal arts institution in Appleton, Wisconsin, is seeking to hire a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellow on a two-year appointment, beginning September 2019. The fellow will participate in a year-long, interdisciplinary faculty seminar on the subject of "Sport," and teach three courses per year (one course each in Fall, Winter, and Spring terms) in United States history in the Lawrence University history department, period and time negotiable. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by July 2019.
  • Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com. Applicants should also have two letters of refrerence sent to: search_history@lawrence.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by April 2, 2019. Contact Jerald Podair, Director of the Lawrence NEH Humanities Institute (podairj@lawrence.edu) if you have questions about the position.
  • Lawrence University is a highly selective, undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside of the United States.
  • Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related intitiatives, creative activity, or research; and/or (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence's institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.
  • Departmental webpage: https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/study/history

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.


[12/21] Rejection email received.

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.

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng), LSE Fellow: Chinese Economic History - Deadline: 8 Mar. 2019Edit

  • This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year
  • The Role: Applications are invited for an LSE Fellow in the Department of Economic History. An LSE Fellow is a career development post which allows aspiring academics who are post PhD, or close to PhD completion, the opportunity to gain experience in teaching and research. LSE Fellows teach at undergraduate and Masters’ level and contribute to courses as appropriate, with the support of faculty.
  • The successful candidate will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in economic history by the post start date; A very good knowledge of Economic History, with a particular focus on Chinese Economic History; A developing research record in Economic History; Excellent communication and presentation skills; and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience would be desirable.
  • We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
  • For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.
  • To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Jennie Stayner; j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 March 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Louisville Institute - Postdoctoral Fellowship (USA) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018Edit

The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PostDoc) program provides up to six awards of $25,000 (plus insurance, housing & moving benefits) each year to support a two-year visiting professorship in a North American theological school, college, or university setting. Louisville Postdoctoral Fellows are accompanied by an academic mentor and a pastoral mentor. Fellows also constitute a peer learning cohort that meets a total of six times over two years.

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or Th.D. work and received their degree by the time the postdoctoral fellowship begins in September. Preference will be given to recent Ph.D./Th.D. graduates. Former LI Dissertation Fellows are eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Scholars from the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply, and the fellowship can be assigned to theological schools, colleges, or universities in the U.S. or Canada.

Applicants should describe their commitment to the Christian church and theological education and suggest how their doctoral work has prepared them appropriately for a career in theological school teaching. Applicants may represent a variety of academic disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, historical, systematic, and practical theology, as well as interdisciplinary studies.

In all its grantmaking, including the Postdoctoral Fellowship program, the Louisville Institute is interested in funding persons and projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing North American religious and theological scholarship.

Applicants may not submit applications to more than one Louisville Institute grant or fellowship program within the same grant year (June 1-May 31).

- Rejection letter received 2/16/19 (x2)

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. 

Maastricht University (NDL), Postdoc in the History of Traditional Games - SHORT Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Field: Game Studies in History/Anthropology/Archaeology/Cultural Studies
  • Games and AI Group, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Maastricht University
  • Job Description: The Digital Ludeme Project (http://ludeme.eu) is a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that seeks to digitally model the world's traditional games throughout recorded history. This multi-disciplinary project aims to improve our knowledge of ancient games using modern AI and phylogenetic techniques, to chart their evolution and their role in the spread of mathematical knowledge across cultures, and to establish a new field of research called Digital Archaeoludology.
  • As the project ends its first year, we are implementing a general game system and starting to populate our digital database of the world’s traditional strategy games. We now seek a historian, anthropologist, archaeologist or cultural studies scholar with expertise in the history of games to complement the team.
  • The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing the historical and cultural aspects of the research, ensuring that the appropriate data is collated and interpreted correctly, and advising the technical team on best practices and software requirements for achieving the project’s historical and cultural objectives. This will include helping to identify the world’s 1,000 most influential traditional strategy games and collating data on where, when and how they were played, which may involve field trips to museums, libraries, archives and archaeological sites worldwide; a generous travel budget is provided.
  • The successful candidate will produce publishable results in leading conferences and journals, assist with the supervision of PhD students and play an active role in the day-to-day running of the project. Tasks will include coordinating project meetings, field trips, events such as international symposia and conferences, assisting with the pursuit of further research funding, and assisting with the curation of the project’s final exhibition at a European venue yet to be decided.
  • Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field (History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, etc.) and a strong track record of research output and publication. Expert knowledge of the history of traditional games and/or mathematics is essential. Experience with computational or mathematical game analysis, phylogenetic studies, and/or experience coordinating research projects and conference-level events would be advantageous. Programming experience would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Conditions of employment: The position is offered for the duration of the project (until 31 March 2023) with yearly evaluations. It will be located on-site at Maastricht, The Netherlands, at one of the world’s top new universities known for its international and multi-disciplinary focus.
  • The salary and conditions of employment will be as set out in the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities (www.caouniversiteiten.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Collective-Labour-Agreement-Dutch-Universities-July-2016-June-2017.pdf) for a full-time contract of 38 or 40 hours/week at salary scale 10 (€2,588 to €4,084/gross per month) plus 8% holiday loading and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).
  • Additional information: Please submit applications by January 31, 2019 as a single PDF document including to dke-vacancies@maastrichtuniversity.nl:
  • Letter of motivation and interest in the topic (1 page).
  • CV including a summary of highlights and names of at least two academic referees with contact details (2 pages).
  • Electronic copies of your two best/most relevant publications.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at Maastricht in January/February 2019, or by Skype if needed. Starting date: April 2019 or as soon as the successful applicant is available. For more information, please contact Dr. Cameron Browne (cameron.browne@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

Macalester College (USA:MN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts
  • Macalester College invites applications for an eleven-month postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts (Aug. 2019-June 2020), with the possibility of renewal. The position is generously funded by an award to Macalester by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to prepare students and faculty members for active scholarship and citizenship in the digital age. The grant, which is administered by Macalester’s Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, provides professional development and collaborative opportunities among faculty and staff. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the Director of Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) and will also work with the DLA Working Group, a group of staff and faculty that currently advances DLA scholarship. The DLA Fellow will:
  • Work with Macalester faculty and staff members, chosen through a competitive application process, on digital projects relevant to their teaching and research. Selected faculty members will pledge to work a specific number of hours of work per week on their digital projects in exchange for up to two hours of consulting time with the postdoc each week;
  • Teach one introductory course per year, of the post-doctoral fellow’s own design, in an area chosen in consultation with the Director of DLA, with a preference for candidates interested in teaching an Introduction to Digital Liberal Arts methods class;
  • Lead efforts to improve digital teaching and scholarship on campus, including informal consulting with interested faculty and staff, running small workshops, working with faculty-staff teams to plan workshops related to their projects, attending and assisting with relevant programs, and otherwise maintaining an established presence on campus leading DLA activities;
  • Attend weekly staff meetings at the Serie Center and have regular meetings with the Director of DLA;
  • Consult with the members of the DLA Working Group on efforts to build effective and systematic services advancing DLA work on campus; and
  • Create an open educational resource on best practices for using DLA in teaching and scholarship, which may include creating short tutorials or reference sheets for commonly used resources on campus.
  • Qualified candidates will have:
  • received a PhD degree in a field that includes significant Digital Humanities expertise;
  • excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • an interest and ability to work with diverse faculty across disciplinary lines; and
  • post-secondary teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • The Mellon post-doctoral DLA fellowship includes $65,000 salary, full-time benefits, and funds to support research and travel.
  • To apply, please email a PDF of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of two references who are familiar with your teaching and scholarship, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy to: seriecenter@macalester.edu. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2019. For questions, please contact Acting Serie Center Director and Professor Chris Wells (wells@macalester.edu, 651-696-6803).

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.

Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (ESP) - Deadline: 9 Dec. 2018Edit

  • Madrid Institute for Advanced Study, Madrid.
  • Variety of postdocs of different categories and durations in Humanities and Social Sciences for candidates already holding a PhD: http://www.madrid-ias.eu/en/call-for-applications/
  • Deadline: 9 Dec. 2018.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA:MA), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 February 2019Edit

  • The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) offers a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow will collaborate with MIT faculty and invited guests on the production of an international symposium and a publication issuing from the event (please see the 2014 symposium Seeing/Sounding/Sensing and subsequent book, Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, and the 2017 symposium Being Material and subsequent book, Active Matter). Additional duties of the CAST fellow include development and teaching of cross-disciplinary courses or workshops, and possibly supervision of students engaged in undergraduate research opportunities (UROPs) at the intersection of the arts, science and technology.
  • Young scholars from any relevant field will be considered, but a demonstrated interest in working beyond one discipline is essential, and administrative experience and capabilities are required. The position offers opportunities for publishing, curating, and producing exhibitions, performances or conferences; previous experience in one of these domains is highly desirable. Scholars whose work engages the role of the arts and humanities in the major new initiatives at MIT around nanotechnology and computing are encouraged to apply.
  • Terms of Appointment: Applicants should designate a primary academic discipline at MIT within which they would ideally be placed, even though their work is cross-disciplinary. MIT Departments who have agreed to host the successful candidate are: Anthropology; Comparative Media Studies and Writing (CMS/W); History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art (HTC); Music and Theater Arts (MTA); Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP).
  • Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. The fellow will teach at least one course, but no more than three during the appointment. S/he and must be in residence at MIT during the entire term of the position. Teaching obligations will begin in the second semester of the appointment.
  • The salary will be $66,300 in the first year with a 2.5% increase in the following year, health benefits, and a fund of $2,500 each year to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.
  • Eligibility and Selection: Applicants must have received the PhD, DMA or other terminal doctoral degree no earlier than July 1, 2016 and no later than July 1, 2019. If applicants have not formally received a doctoral degree at the time of application, they must forward certification from the Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at their institution to confirm that they are expected to earn a PhD prior to July 1, 2019. The CAST Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow may not hold other appointments during the period of the fellowship.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Selected candidate may be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship.
  • Application Materials Required. Upload to MIT’s applicant tracking system: Submit the following (applying to Job #16890) via MIT’s applicant tracking system at http://hr.mit.edu/careers: Letter describing teaching and research experience, and contribution to the creative mission of the Center and the intellectual project of the symposium (see below); Curriculum vitae; Email to castpostdoc@mit.edu: One-page description of an undergraduate cross-disciplinary class; One-page description of a possible CAST symposium topic Seeing / Sounding/ Sensing,” “Experience” and “Being Material”; Three letters of recommendation; Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or Department Head, certifying that the applicant will be formally awarded a PhD diploma by July 1, 2019. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due; Finalists will be asked for writing samples.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to castpostdoc@mit.edu.
    • HEADS UP: According to the job page , materials must be submitted by 15 February 2019. 

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, (DEU) - Two Postdoctoral scholars - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, seeks Two Postdoctoral scholars, starting date: 01 September 2019 for three years, with employment contract.
  • The positions are in close conjunction with the research agenda of Dept. III(https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/page/dept-iii-0).
  • Outstanding junior scholars with suitable experience in science-, technology-, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.
  • Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position begins (PhD awarded in 2016 or later), and be able to show evidence of scholarly excellence in the form of initial international publications. Research projects should relate to the research agenda of Department III.
  • The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to presenttheir own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, or French.
  • The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching and with minor administrative duties for the Research Group. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13).
  • Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encouragesthem to apply.
  • Candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/11960337
  • Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Only successful candidates will be notified.
  • Your application should contain:
  • Cover letter, (indicating in which project you are interested)
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
  • sample of writing
  • names and contact details of at least two referees.
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
  • Deadline for submission: 15 November 2018 (23:59 CET)

Q: Any news on this?

I haven't heard anything (Jan. 23) Me neither (feburary 1) - does anyone have news on this?

  • The posting states "Only successful candidates will be notified." Their turn around is usually quick - if you haven't heard by this point, it's a good bet that it's gone to someone else. (Although I can't be sure as I didn't apply this year and haven't kept tabs on who did.)
  • I applied and haven't heard anything. (Feb 1)
  • No news (Feb 9), however, I did email them an updated CV towards the end of January because of a change in my publications. I received a rather cheery reply thanking me and saying they replaced my old CV with the new one in their online system. To me that does not sound like they had finalized anything at that point.
  • Feb 10: Heard someone had an interview 1-2 weeks ago. 
  • Went to Columbia for an interview with a full committee (some present, some Skyping in)~2/1 and received an offer today. No timeline on when to respond by.

McGill University (CAN) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018Edit

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered to promising young scholars in the Humanities for the academic year 2019-2020. The Fellowship is a two-year (maximum) appointment, non-renewable. The Fellowship consists of the following remunerations:

  • Annual salary of $52,000 CAD
  • Enrollment in the McGill University employee benefits program
  • Annual research allowance of $8,500
  • Annual allowance to invite a visiting speaker up to $2,500
  • One-time relocation allowance expenses of $1,000

Fellows may be considered for teaching one course per year during the tenure of their Fellowship, contingent upon availability. Those who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately $8,220 per course.Fellows are provided with office space by their host department.

Position title: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher

Duties:  Conduct active research in their field of expertise while in residence at McGill University, with the goal of obtaining an academic position.

Work schedule/hours:  35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Start/end dates: August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021 (2 years maximum; non-renewable)

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2019 (inclusive); Applicants who have not yet received their PhD degree at the time of application must include in their application a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their doctoral thesis defense.
  • Must propose a research project based in the Humanities (interdisciplinary applications are welcome).

The Fellowship offer will be withdrawn if a successful applicant does not complete all degree requirements for the PhD by June 1, 2019.

Eligible Departments (location of work):

  • Anthropology (Humanities-based research only)
  • Art History and Communication Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • English
  • Langue et littérature françaises
  • History and Classical Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science (Political theory only)
  • Religious Studies

To Apply: Applicants must secure support from a full-time McGill faculty member in one of the eligible departments listed above, who will act as their immediate supervisor during their Fellowship tenure. An application must include a letter from the faculty member indicating a clear commitment to act as the applicant’s supervisor. Please note that each supervisor may sponsor only one candidate.

  • Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) by Monday, November 26, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University and the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship. However, only the applicants selected for the Fellowship will be contacted.


- Early yet I know, but any word at all on this?

  • I received an offer on Jan. 23 but had to turn it down this morning. Best of luck.

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.
  • Does anyone know if they send rejections out in one go or by department? A friend received a rejection but I haven't gotten an email.
  • 2/8: Rejection via email. 

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/.

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Law and Oral History - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Newcastle Law School is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Law and Oral History. The Research Associate will work on a major AHRC funded research project investigating the past, present and future of Urban Commons in England (‘Wastes and Strays’) under the direction of the PI Professor Chris Rodgers (Newcastle Law School).The Research Associate will be based in the Oral History Unit at Newcastle. This is an exciting opportunity to both join one of the UK’s most successful Law Schools, and also participate in the work of Newcastle University’s innovative Oral History Unit in a large multi-disciplinary research project.
  • The Research Associate will work primarily with the PI on contemporary theoretical and legal conceptions of the urban common, its use as a ‘communal space’ in and adjacent to cities, and the development of a new and multifaceted definition of the modern ‘urban common’. The Research Associate will, however, be fully integrated into the project as a whole, and will also participate in its other work strands, including project symposia and workshops. In particular, the project methodology involves the development and interpretation of spatial / situated oral history fieldwork with user groups, and the development of innovative strategies for the archiving and dissemination of oral history research outcomes. Familiarity with the development and implementation of oral history methodologies will be essential to this role, and some familiarity with legal documentation relating to property rights and land use would also be desirable.
  • The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
  • Please be advised that due to the minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post does not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
  • The post is available as soon as possible following interview, by arrangement with the successful candidate, and will be for a fixed term terminating on 31st December 2021.
  • Informal enquiries are encouraged and potential applicants can contact Professor Chris Rodgers on (0191) 208 7612 or by email at c.p.rodgers@ncl.ac.uk.
  • Click here for further details

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The School of Arts and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to support the research activities of the Dean of Culture and Creative Arts: Professor Vee Pollock. Working closely with the Dean the you will work to support existing and planned research grant projects and provide general support for publication and conference activities in the broad areas of public art, art and/in the urban environment, and art and urban regeneration.
  • You should have an MA or MFA in a relevant arts or humanities discipline and a PhD in art history, cultural geography, or a relevant subject. You will need a good understanding of humanities and social sciences research methods and conventions. You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher, able to carry-out research both as an independent scholar and member of a team, with excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. You will need to have an eye for detail and to be adept at proactively managing multiple deadlines. You will need to work with a range of stakeholders including public sector organisations and community members; experience in these areas is welcome.
  • The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
  • Please be advised that due to the minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
  • Professor Vee Pollock. Appointments for discussion of informal queries can be arranged by emailing venda.pollock@ncl.ac.uk
  • The post is fixed term for 2 years, based in Newcastle, and to begin as soon as possible. It is offered on a full-time or part-time (minimum 0.6 FTE) basis.
  • Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.
  • Click here for further details

New-York Historical Society & The New School (USA:NY), 2019-20 Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology - Deadline: ?11 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their Ph.D. within the last three to five years. Research projects should be based on the collections of New-York Historical and explore the impact of technology on history. The fellowship will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 5, 2019 and lasts through June 29, 2020.
  • Qualifications: Applicant will have earned their PhD within the last three to five years.
  • To apply please use the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/56741
  • For more information please contact fellowships@nyhistory.org or visit https://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships



Any news on this one? On the website, they say that they will notify successful applicants mid-to late February. [Feb19]


I hold a (different) fellowship at N-YHS this year, and am pretty sure the committee meets on Friday. <--Just the committee for this fellowship, or for all of the N-YHS ones? <- I think all the fellowships are decided by the same people at the same meeting, but I could be wrong. 


Any news on any of these? (2/28) (3/19)?

New York University Arts & Science (USA:NY) - Elihu Rose Scholar in Modern Military History - Deadline: 31 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The Department of History at New York University invites applications for the Elihu Rose Scholar in Modern Military History. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Faculty Fellow effective September 1, 2019, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. The appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Applicants who hold assistant professor positions at other universities are eligible to apply for a one-year appointment while on leave from home institutions. The committee welcomes applications from military historians, broadly defined, working on any geographical area. The Rose Scholar will teach one course per semester in military history, including one course on a major conflict of the nineteenth or twentieth century (geographic scope and focus are open). The Rose Scholar will be provided with funds in support of research and to organize public events on military history. Applicants must hold a PhD in History at the time of appointment and must have received the doctorate no earlier than 2014.
  • Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/60109 with curriculum vitae, a letter of application, three references, and a writing sample (article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the deadline.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here

(http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html).

New York University (USA:NY) - Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies - Deadline: 21 Jan. 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.
  • Request for Skype interview (2/14/19)

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.
  • 1/17/2019: received rejection email 

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.

Has anyone heard anything yet or know approximately when they will contact applicants?

No and no (Jan 23) x2

Same as above, has anyone heard anything? (Jan 26)? X2

Still nothing here, Feb. 1 (x5)

Something tells me they must have received a horrendous number of applications.

Any brave soul want to contact them? (Feb. 7) I want to be that brave one for all of us, but couldn't decide who to email? they have a long list of clinical assistant professors and no generic email. any suggestions? Heard they are reviewing applications (+350) this week. (Feb. 7).

Any news? None here. (Feb. 11)

  • None here 2/12


nothing here :( 2/16

Nothing by way of news but they've scheduled interviews around the first week of April in past years; I'm assuming their timeline this year will remain similar. (2/17)

  • I just went back and checked -- this is true, but with the important caveat that applications weren't due until March or April. I don't think it's safe to assume a consistent schedule.


Nothing yet?  :/  (2/24) x5

references requested

Re: references: did they sent an email to the candidates?


  • Has anyone heard anything more about this? [14 March]

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.
  • Any word on this? 12/28

Any word on when we might hear back? (2/8) FAQ's page says "Final decisions are announced on or about February 15."

  • Anybody hear anything today, 2/15?
  • I haven't heard anything and it's the 2/18
  • Called them today about a competing offer. Was told responses will be sent tonight/tomorrow. Didn't sound like offers had been made yet, but perhaps they have been. 2/26

Rejected 2/27 x2

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
  • [8 Dec.] Has anyone heard anything? Do you know when we might hear?
  • 20 Feb: email offer of 1 x 1-year postdoctoral fellowship


New York University Shanghai (China)- Postdoctoral fellow in Interactive Media Arts - Deadline: 26 Apr. 2019Edit

NYU Shanghai is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in Interactive Media Arts (IMA). We are an interdisciplinary undergraduate program mixing media creation and theory, with a particular concentration in interactive interfaces, objects, and experiences. IMA combines practice-based and scholarly work in order to explore the social and cultural possibilities of emerging media. Our studio curriculum combines the development of software, the manipulation of digital media, the design and fabrication of material objects, and the construction of virtual and physical spaces. Our seminars relate to theoretical study of the history, philosophy, and politics of emerging media. IMA’s faculty comprise an interdisciplinary mix of artists and scholars.

The ideal candidate would be a researcher from any relevant field of the humanities and social sciences or a scholar-practitioner who works at the intersection of art, science, gaming, computation, robotics, media history and theory. We are looking for candidates with expertise in approaches, including but not limited to: materiality of media systems, STS and infrastructure, philosophy of technology, cyberculture, interactive art history and the aesthetics of emerging technologies (e.g., animation, visualization, VR), social media and political issues that touch on the power structure of tech systems, digital ethnography and other new methodologies for the digital age, core values in design and engineering etc.

We offer a fellowship for one year, with the potential to renew the contract for an additional year. Compensation and terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions, and include housing subsidies.

The fellowship will involve a diverse set of tasks:

  • Teaching load is 1/1. The candidate will be asked to teach a foundational course or propose a topical seminar in line with the candidate’s research interests (pending departmental approval).
  • Develop educational materials, tutorials and workshops to support the students of IMA.
  • Contribute to the program’s research agenda in emerging media.
  • Contribute to the intellectual life of the program by participating and organizing events.

Qualifications

Required Education––Ph.D. in a related field. Practice based Ph.Ds are encouraged to apply.

Required Experience–– High quality research, teaching excellency or outstanding practice in the fields of interactive media are required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities––Successful candidates should demonstrate the ability to think critically about or produce contents in areas such as media arts, virtual reality, augmented reality, video games and location based interactive media, for instance.

Interested applicants should send

  • C.V.
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Two writing samples for traditional scholars; for practitioners, a portfolio of work is required.
  • A cover letter addressing research and academic interests in our program. Please also indicate relevant teaching experience and possible courses.

Please visit our website at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/fellowships or instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. We will begin our review process April 26, 2019 and will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - African American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2019. Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2017) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies, with a focus on politics, society and culture, are encouraged to apply.
  • This two-year fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including teaching two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.
  • Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 31, 2018:
  • 1) a current curriculum vitae,
  • 2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years,
  • 3) a sample of scholarly writing,
  • 4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations),
  • 5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to: Post Doctoral Search Committee Chair
  • All inquiries should be addressed to afas@northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018.
  • Rejection (3/1)

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Jack Miller Teaching and Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Studies - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Northwestern’s Center for Legal Studies is pleased to continue a collaborative partnership with the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History. We seek applications for the centerpiece of the partnership: a two-year post-doctoral fellowship held in residence at Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies beginning September 1, 2019.
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates working at the intersections of constitutional innovation, politics, and law in the context of the rise of eighteenth century invention, new understandings of property, the Enlightenment, and the creation of the United States. Particularly encouraged to apply are candidates in legal history, the history of political and economic thought, and/or political theory whose work is empirically grounded in the eighteenth century but has significant contemporary implications for questions of constitutionalism, liberty, equality, and democracy.
  • The post-doctoral fellow will offer three courses per year on topics pertaining to early American and Atlantic Enlightenment history, political and economic thought, and/or social science. In addition to engaging in an active research and publishing agenda, the candidate is expected to provide a reasonable amount of assistance with organizing other activities associated with the Fellowship and the Legal Studies Program. The annual salary for the fellow is $50,000, plus fringe benefits and a $1,500 renewable annual research budget. The fellow is required to organize and participate in several activities associated with Jack Miller Center events at Northwestern. These activities include producing an essay on the fellow’s work; participating in the Annual Jack Miller Faculty Development Summer Institute for professors; working with Legal Studies faculty hosting a website that features the fellow’s work and other activities related to the Jack Miller Center; and planning, attending, and participating in the Law in Motion Lecture series. Generous funds are available to bring in scholars central to the fellow’s own scholarship for such events. This is a nine-month faculty appointment, and applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2019.
  • Applicants should submit (at the link provided) a cover letter stating qualifications and field of interest, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus of a proposed course, and two letters of recommendation. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2019.

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from any humanities perspective (focusing on, for instance, ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, the arts, and/or race; animal studies; environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; and/or environmental history). Co-appointed to the Kaplan Institute and a humanistic department or program in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per year. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before August 31, 2019, and be no more than four (4) years past their Ph.D. at the time of the fellowship start date. Fellows should also not have started a tenure track position at the time of application.
  • The fellow will give one public lecture per year and be expected to participate in events at the Kaplan Institute. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.
  • Please submit a brief research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, C.V., writing sample of approximately 25 pages (or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment), two sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, and three references (with email addresses)—including the dissertation advisor—whom we will contact for letters of recommendation.
  • Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Deadline for applications is Dec. 10, 2018.

- Any news here?

Nope (1/15/2019) None here either. Seems in past years they took 7-8 weeks to notify finalists.(1/18/2019)

- Updates? (1/24)  - Nothing her [1/29]

Confirmation from Tom Burke that review of applications is underway. Form email thanking me for interest in digital humanities (?) post-doc. 1/29

-Same, received an intial email thanking for interest in digital humanities and a second email correcting to environmental humanities. Also asked if I wanted to withdraw my application? (1/30)

- Same. Given that the TT job season is winding down, and esp. given that a lot of the EH job searches are likely nearing completion, the email makes sense in that they are ensuring they don't spend time/energy on applicants already heading elsewhere. 

- Anything on this since last week's email update? (2/6) 

  • Nothing here. Seems like there could be news any day (2/13)


News? 2/21

  • Nothing (2/21)
  • Still waiting... :| (2/25)


Finalists have been contacted. (2/27)

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Science in Human Culture Program, Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships, Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University, Deadline: January 7, 2019
  • The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run for two years, from September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021.
  • Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.).
  • Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor. They will also design and teach two undergraduate courses each year, over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. (Typically these will be one seminar and one lecture course, to be listed by the affiliated department.) Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.
  • Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed their degree after September 1, 2014. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2019. At the time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend will be in the environs of $56,500 in the first year of the fellowship, pending administrative approval. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.
  • For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see https://offices.northwestern.edu/browse/A/academic
  • Please read ALL instructions and make all preparations before clicking the link to proceed to the application page. If you have been asked to submit a letter of recommendation for an applicant, please use the link in your email instructions instead of this page.
  • 1. Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved. Also, please be sure all information is entered completely and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been accepted.
  • 2. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be saved or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.
  • 3. Three names and email addresses for external references are required. One letter should normally be from your dissertation chair. It is also very helpful if at least one letter comments specifically on your teaching experience and abilities. If you have not yet defended and submitted your dissertation, please advise your chair that her or his letter must specifically discuss what work remains to be completed and when you will complete all the requirements to receive your degree.
  • 4. The following materials are all required: • Cover Letter: A letter that briefly situates your work in relation to the field and identifies the proposed departmental affiliation. • Curriculum vitae. • Research Statement. This should be a two-page summary of your dissertation. • Research Proposal. Please submit a two-page research plan for the fellowship period. This may include, but should extend beyond, revisions to the dissertation. • Teaching Statement. This document should consist of titles and short descriptions of at least two undergraduate courses of your design that you could teach under the auspices of a relevant program or department within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences—see the list here: http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/departments/index.html). We are not requesting a statement of teaching philosophy or full syllabi. • Writing Sample. The size of the writing sample should be equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter; it may be published or unpublished. Only one sample may be submitted. It must be in English. The MAXIMUM PAGE LENGTH is 50 pages. • Graduate Transcript. A transcript from your doctoral-degree-granting institution. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. The transcript may be omitted if your doctoral program did not include formal graded classes; if that is the case, please instead submit a statement to that effect.
  • 5. After you submit your completed online application, your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., Interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your reference's address in the appropriate space. Once again, please be sure all addresses are entered correctly with no spelling errors; otherwise your reference or dossier service will not receive the instructions.
  • 6. Some things to remember when uploading your application documents: • Please note that no document may exceed 4 MB in size, so be sure to minimize the size of any large PDF files before uploading. • File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters; the system will likely not accept such documents.
  • 7. When you have assembled all your PDF files and are ready with your list of references, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by January 14, 2019, will be ensured full consideration. (References will be allowed to arrive through January 21.) You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.
  • CLICK LINK BELOW TO ACCESS APPLICATION: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzA2
  • In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 14, 2019. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 21, 2019. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.
  • [2 Jan] H.net's posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57748) has a deadline of 14 January with letters by 21 January. Which of these is correct? 
  • Received an email notification that I was selected for the "long short-list." Two fellowship recipients will be chosen from this list based on the original application materials (no extra materials requested, no interviews). (February 9)
    • ^ Potential bad faith comment. [12 Feb.]
  • I am glad for you (^), but it sucks that this is the way the rest of us find out that we are no longer being considered. 
  • I just emailed SHC at Northwestern. They implied that they haven't sent out any email notifications to people who have been shortlisted and said that they expect to conclude the search by the end of March. (Feb 12). 
  • I also got an email notification for the "long short-list" (on Feb 10). I have no idea how long this long short list is, but I think their goal was to eliminate people who may have other offers since they asked us to respond and let them know if we are still interested. No materials requested, no interviews, moving on to selecting recipients in early March [Feb 12]. 
  • So it does seem that it is over at this point if you haven't received this "Still interested?" email. 
  • I asked about the long short list. Was asked how I knew (lol) and told that the process would be "completed" by the end of March. Such a weasely way to conduct business. 


Has anyone on the long short list received an offer? I was also on this list but have yet to hear anything. (Mar. 6)




Generic and clueless rejection (invited me to reapply in two years) received a few days ago. I was expecting this since I was never on the long short list. They could've sent it over a month ago. 

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Modern International History - Deadline: 2 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The Department of Historical Studies has a vacancy for 2 Postdoctoral positions in modern international history within the project "The Fate of Nations: Natural resources and historical development, 1880-2015"
  • About the position: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim), Department of Historical Studies, offers two full-time 2,5-year (30 months) Postdoctoral positions within the project "The Fate of Nations: Natural resources and historical development, 1880-2015", funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). The project explores the global political economy of natural resources from 1880 to the present. See the project website (www.fateofnations.no) for more information about the project and the group members. The project is organized in different work packages and the two positions are placed within two of these.
  • Job description: One postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Researcher Mats Ingulstad in a work package investigating the roles that international institutions have played in the exploitation of natural resources. The object of study should involve one or more formal institutions, whether universal or regional organizations, such as the League of Nations, the UN, the World Bank, the European Union, Organization of American States, CARICOM, ILO, or others. Topics to be addressed could include the promotion of foreign investment, management of development programs, international commodity agreements, multilateral diplomacy or regional cooperation. Proposals regarding other organizations or issues are also very welcome.
  • The other postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Professor Espen Storli in a work package investigating the historic role of companies and cartels in the exploitation of natural resources and their impact on societies in which they operate. Topics to be addressed could include the question of how companies have integrated economies across borders through the creation of global value chains, how the relationship between firms and states have shaped the outcome for different communities, the interactions of companies and cartels with the natural environment through extractive activities, as well as how firms cope with problems of environmental degradation and resource depletion. Proposals regarding other issues connected to the role of companies in the international political economy of natural resources are also very welcome.
  • The successful applicants will contribute toward the broader objectives of the Fate of Nations project though research and participation in the research project’s workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally. International publications are expected.
  • Qualification requirements: Applications should hold a PhD in history or closely related fields. In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on candidates with active research portfolios.
  • Personal characteristics: In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement
  • Salary and conditions: Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
  • Appointments will be made in accordance with the current regulations for universities. The successful applicants must agree to the conditions that apply to public employees. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and required duties.
  • Work place will be at NTNU and primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite. It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions
  • Complete applications include:
  • A cover letter including a statement of interest and motivation.
  • A project proposal of not more than five pages outlining the research agenda and how the postdoctoral fellow will contribute towards the bigger project
  • A full CV and list of publications
  • Electronic copies of relevant publications
  • The names and e-mail addresses of two references.
  • To receive a full description of the Fate of Nations research project, please contact Mats Ingulstad (mats.ingulstad@ntnu.no) or Espen Storli (espen.storli@ntnu.no). Any other inquiries concerning the posts may also be directed to them.
  • Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
  • Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the "Work package Espen Storli" or "Work package Mats Ingulstad" when applying.
  • Please notice that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. Applicants that are considered for the position will be asked for references and invited to an interview.
  • Application deadline: December 2, 2018 - Jobbnorge ID: 159376, Deadline: 02.12.2018, Customer reference: 2018/38855

Omohundro Institute (VA) - NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - AHA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. The Omohundro Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow’s completed manuscript.
  • Applicants may not have previously published or have under contract a scholarly monograph, and they must have met all requirements for the doctorate, including a successful defense, by the application deadline for the fellowship. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. The OI’s scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America’s indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa to approximately 1820.
  • Fellows devote most of their time to research and writing, work closely with the editorial staff, and participate in colloquia and other scholarly activities of the OI. Fellows have access to all research facilities, lectures, and events at the William & Mary and other area resources including Historic Jamestowne. One year is devoted to research and writing, and fellows have the option to teach at William & Mary in the second year.
  • The fellowship is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions for the first year ($4,200 x 12 months) and by the Omohundro Institute for the second year ($4,200 x 12 months). In addition to the stipend of $50,400 per year, the fellowship provides office, research, and computer facilities as well as some travel funds for conferences and research. Fellows also have the option of spending a summer at the Huntington Library on a full grant within five years of their residency in Williamsburg.
  • The award is open to all eligible persons equally. Foreign nationals must have been in continuous residence in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the date of application for the fellowship in order to be eligible for NEH funding. William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
  • Complete your application by uploading the following documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Abstract (a one paragraph summary of your project)
  • Statement of Proposed Work (Discuss the work you propose to undertake during the fellowship, including an account of the inception of your project, an abstract, the work’s historiographic relevance, a precise indication of work completed so far, and a thoughtful plan for revisions. You should conclude by indicating what you regard as the significance of your work. Typically, such statements range from 4 to 7 pages)
  • Manuscript (Submit up to 100 pages of your dissertation. This selection may be multiple chapters, or portions of chapters, that best reflect the quality and originality of your work.)
  • Table of Contents (Submit a list of chapters in your dissertation, noting which chapters are complete and which are yet to be written. Make sure to note which chapters you have submitted with your application.)
  • Three References ( Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Chair, Omohundro Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee and sent by email to oieahc@wm.edu by November 1st, 2018. These letters will be most effective if they speak directly to the importance of your work and the impact that two years of research and revision could have on your project)
  • The deadline for electronic submission of applications is November 1, 2018.
  • Invited for interview at the American Historical Association [12/10]
  • Offer made and accepted [Jan 17]

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.



Any word on this one? (3/2)

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.
  • Any news on this one? Nothing yet (12/31) x4 (2019-01-23) x6 (2019-01-29) (2019-02-03)
  • No news as of 1/18. Does anyone know the timeline for this one? x2
  • Still nothing 2/10 x3 (2/12)--I just checked last year's wiki. It looks like there wasn't an announcement until mid-late March, though of course, the timeline could be different this year.
  • At least one campus visit is underway this week (listed on the Department of Art History Facebook page). 3/11
  • that's great news. i love dragging applications into my "failed" folder!
    • ^hahah you are so not alone...  at this point there is something masochistically meditative about organizing my growing spreadsheet of failed applications :)
    • Likewise, comrades. :) Mine is called #FAIL for brevity's sake. Still, good to keep all of the old materials around just in case! Best of luck on all of your other applications!

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) - Peking University and Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Peking University and Princeton University have established a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP), aiming at training highly-qualified, early-career postdoctoral researchers in studies of contemporary China so that they are positioned to become leaders in their respective academic fields. Princeton University and Peking University invite applications for two postdoctoral research associates in studies of contemporary China for the 2019–20 academic year.
  • Please see https://ccc.princeton.edu/pppp for the full instructions and details.
  • Preferred start date is September 1, 2019. The fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their PhD no more than three years prior to the start of the appointment. The program is open to both internal and external candidates. Applicants holding tenure or tenure-track faculty positions are not eligible to apply. Selection is based on the academic excellence of the applicant, the quality of the proposed research project, compelling demonstration of the anticipated synergy of the appointed postdoc, and the commitment of the respective hosts at both universities. The research proposal should include information on how the project will benefit from the research environments of both institutions.
  • To apply for a postdoctoral position, please go to https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=10201. This position is subject to the Universities’ background check policy. All application documents must be prepared in English and include:
  • A research proposal and time plan (10 pages total);
  • Concise Curriculum Vitae (4 pages total);
  • Contact information for two recommendation letters (including from your doctoral supervisor);
  • Contact information for two explicit endorsement letters by the potential supervisors, one at each university; and
  • One writing sample (max 10MB).
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Please direct administrative questions to the respective universities. PKU: boguanban@pku.edu.cn | Princeton ybennett@princeton.edu

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hellenic Studies) - Deadline: 6 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: (1) The Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies and (2) The Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. These fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. There is one online application form for these fellowships.
  • Terms of the fellowship:
  • Fellows will be appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associates for one academic year (September 2019 through June 2020) conducting research on a full-time basis.
  • There is also the possibility for fellows to be renewed for a second year (July 2020 through June 2021), based on funding and satisfactory performance.
  • Fellows who are renewed may teach or co-teach a course during their second year. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments and must be approved for the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the fellow will hold the additional rank of lecturer.
  • Fellows who are renewed for a second year have the possibility of spending two months at the Princeton Athens Center conducting research during Summer 2020.
  • These fellowships are intended for scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition. The goal of this postdoctoral research fellowship program is to advance the scholarship of outstanding Hellenists at an early stage of their career and thus to strengthen the field of post-Classical Greek Studies in the United States and abroad.
  • The salary will be $50,300 for the academic year (term of residence September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020). Fellows may apply for reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses (such as purchase of books or copy editing of scholarly work) or travel expenses when presenting a paper at an academic conference during the period of their appointment. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, moving arrangements, and expenses, as well as finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. A few weeks prior to departure, fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.
  • These fellowships are residential and, as such, fellows are required to be at Princeton during the term of their appointment, devoting their time to research and writing. They are expected to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University, and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines. During the fall term fellows offer a lecture organized by the Seeger Center. They enjoy full access to the University's libraries, archival, and computing resources. They are provided shared workspace at the Hellenic Studies office, as well as access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. No secretarial services or office supplies are provided. Computing support is available through the University’s Office of Information Technology.
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by February 1, 2019 (including the defense, viva voce, or final public oral examination), and not earlier than September 1, 2016. Fellows may not pursue another degree while on this fellowship, nor may they hold any other fellowships, employment positions, or visiting opportunities concurrently with their appointment at Princeton University. Scholars with Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, as well as former recipients of any Hellenic Studies research fellowships at Princeton University, are not eligible to apply. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred to a later term.
  • The Executive Committee of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies awards postdoctoral fellowships on the basis of several criteria: (a) scholarly accomplishment in a discipline of the humanities or the social sciences, and overall academic excellence and promise; (b) potential contribution to an interdisciplinary community of scholars at Princeton; (c) significance and quality of the research proposal in definition, clarity, organization, and scope; (d) potential future impact on the field of Hellenic Studies through teaching and writing; (e) ability to benefit from and contribute to Hellenic Studies at Princeton. Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate’s academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars in Hellenic Studies. A phone or video interview may be requested. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.
  • Candidates are required to apply online via AHIRE at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/10081 and submit the following: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including a detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, selected bibliography, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae with list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) names and contact information of three referees from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty; (6) a scanned copy of their doctoral degree or a letter from a dean or registrar-level officer on department letterhead confirming the date of completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree; (7) all non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or equivalent, or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. With the exception of official transcripts, all submitted documents must be in English.
  • The online application has a designated area for email addresses of referees. After the online application has been submitted identifying referees and the required contact information, each referee will receive an automated email message from Princeton University with instructions for uploading their confidential letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 13, 2019. Recommendation letters not uploaded to applications should be submitted by email to the attention of Debbie Puskas, Budget Manager, dpuskas@princeton.edu . Materials submitted with the application are the property of the Seeger Center and will not be returned. The Committee does not provide feedback to candidates about their applications.
  • DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 pm EST on February 6, 2019. Awards will be announced in mid to late March, 2019. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
  • Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the United States and accept employment at Princeton University.


-- Any word? (3/23)

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 (USA:NJ) - Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce our call for fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • We seek applications for two distinct fellowships:
  • The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and "healthy cities"; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
  • The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
  • We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2019), or a terminal Master’s degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2019 for full consideration. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown.
  • Those seeking a fellowship should apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9621. Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9801.



Any updates on this? 


No (03/13)


Rejection via email (4/1)

Princeton University (USA: 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. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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).
  • I submitted this one right up against the deadline -- but I didn't get a confirmation email. I wonder if I had the page open so long it didn't go through! Maybe this is what I get for being disorganized. Or maybe (unlikely) this is normal? May I ask what happened after *you* hit submit? 
  • I received a confirmation email. Sounds like maybe you didn't make the deadline, which I realize is never what you want to hear. I recommend emailing and asking.
  • Thanks for replying. Good advice. Best of luck! 
  • Has anyone heard back? (11/1)
  • No, but the process outlined on their website says that finalists will be notified in early December, I think (11/5) 
  • And last year, people didn't hear until mid-January
  • (12/7) Invited for an on-campus interview in January. Do all candidates interview at the same time? 
  • [x2] Finalist for open fellowship; email 12/7
  • Notified as finalist for LGBT Studies fellowship (12/7). Invited for a campus interview in January.   
  • Rejection email received 12/11.
  • 12/11: Rejection via e-mail x3

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.

Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
  • This 15-month post (Available between 1 June 2019 - 31 August 2020), is to contribute to the European Research Council project ‘War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe’, under the direction of Dr Ian Campbell as Principal Investigator (PI) at Queen’s University Belfast.
  • The research project aims to bring an improved understanding of the debates inside the Catholic and Protestant universities on faith and warfare to bear on religious warfare in early modern European culture. More information about our project can be found at www.war-and-supernature.com.
  • The Research Fellow will work with the existing research team at a weekly seminar, completing editions of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Latin scholastic texts. The Research Fellow will also pursue his or her own research agenda, in line with project themes, which will result in the publication of two articles in prestigious venues. The Fellow will be supported in his or her research by a generous travel fund of £2,400 per annum. Other duties are listed in the Job Summary.
  • Candidates will require a PhD in History or a cognate subject; an excellent command of English and Latin; proficiency in modern languages such as French and German, and an appropriate number of publications. Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample which evidences the use of Latin sources. Further requirements are listed in the Employee Specification.
  • The successful candidate will have:
  • Degree or equivalent in History, Classics, or a cognate subject
  • A completed Ph.D. in History or a cognate discipline
  • Experience of research in early modern European (including British and Irish) history.
  • Experience of working with Latin-language primary sources
  • Publications or work in press appropriate to stage of career
  • Excellent knowledge of English language
  • Excellent knowledge of Latin language
  • Knowledge of modern languages other than English, such as French and German.
  • Clear, effective writing style
  • Evidence of time management skills
  • Strong critical and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable capacity for effective teamwork
  • Anticipated interview date: Thursday 2 May 2019
  • Salary: £33,199 per annum
  • Closing date: 15 March 2019
  • Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Andrew Holmes, email: a.holmes@qub.ac.uk or Telephone: 0044 (0)28 9097 1297.
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Resarch Fellow (Conjunctive Explanations) - Deadline: 21 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The successful candidate will undertake research, administration, and other activities supporting the John Templeton Foundation funded project Conjunctive Explanations: how Science and Religion can work together (CESAR): Area 1, History of Science and Religion, directed by Dr Diarmid Finnegan (PI) and Professor David Livingstone (CI). The aim of area 1 is to explore and examine the relations between evolutionary theory and philosophical theology in the early twentieth century.
  • Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation. This post is a fixed-term post for 18 months or until 31 December 2020.
  • The successful candidate will have:
  • Or be about to obtain, a PhD in Historical Geography, History or cognate discipline relevant to history of science and religion in the modern period. For those who have not yet submitted their thesis for examination official evidence should be provided to indicate that it will be submitted by 30 April 2019.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the history of science and religion and of methods and techniques to develop project research plan.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, particularly with reference to archival research, conference organisation, and public engagement
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, effective communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a research team and work independently
  • Anticipated interview date: Friday 5 April 2019
  • Salary scale: £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
  • Closing date: Thursday 21 March 2019
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

Queen's University (CAN) Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History - Deadline: 1 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Department of History at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History. Temporal and thematic area of specialization is open and includes approaches that place Canadian history in comparative or transnational perspective. The position provides opportunities to participate in an intellectually stimulating environment with a strong faculty and graduate-student complement to conduct research, write, and teach in Canadian history. The fellowship is for a two-year appointment beginning 1 July 2019. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach a one-term course per year in Canadian history, broadly defined, in the Department of History. The value of the fellowship in 2019-2020 will be $34,900. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $8,000 per one-term course for a total of approximately $43,000 per year. An additional $2,000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. The Nugent Bequest Committee has set aside $5,000 for the successful candidate to organize a workshop or symposium in the Department in their field in either year of the fellowship. Applicants must have completed a PhD in History or a cognate discipline prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement, governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically and include: 1) a cover letter of application that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship and ideas for courses in Canadian history the candidate would propose teaching; 2) a complete and current curriculum vitae; 3) letters of reference from two referees; and 4) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier.
  • Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to history.chair@queensu.ca
  • Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection committee, Professor Jeffrey L. McNairn at mcnairnj@queensu.ca
  • Applications will be received until 1 April 2019. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of History can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/history

Queen's University (CAN) Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The Departments of History and Classics at Queen’s University invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the history of Classical and/or Medieval Europe. The fellowship is a three-year appointment beginning 1 July 2019. The terms of the fellowship stipulate at the donor’s bequest that only female candidates are eligible for the position. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach one half year course per year in their subject field. The value of the fellowship in 2019-2020 will be $34,900.
  • The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $8,000 per one-term course for a total of approximately $43,000 per year. An additional $2,000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to the position’s terms prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.
  • The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/post-doctoral-fellows/collective-agreement, governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically and include: 1) a cover letter of application that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship and ideas for courses the candidate would propose teaching; 2) a complete and current curriculum vitae; 3) letters of reference from two referees; and 4) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier.
  • Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to: history.chair@queensu.ca
  • Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection committee, Professor Adnan Husain at ah28@queensu.ca
  • Applications will be received until 11 March 2019.
  • Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of History can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/history

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.

1/22/19:  Has anyone heard back on this one?

3/21/19:  No response yet.  

Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Levantine Studies - Deadline: ?10 Mar. 2019Edit

  • With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a renewable one-year appointment in the theory, geography, history, and/or practice of Spatial Studies, with an emphasis on the Levant, broadly construed. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial studies, participate in the HRC’s levantCarta initiative [2], assist the HRC in organizing a lecture series, and offer one course per year related to his or her research.
  • This position is for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. It is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. Fellow will receive an annual salary of $55,000 and a $3,000 allowance for research and/or relocation to Houston.
  • Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, geography, history, and/or literary studies, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to the history and geography of Levant are eligible to apply. The fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies and/or 3D modeling software. The fellow must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2019.
  • Request for Zoom interview (4/9)

Rice University (USA:TX) - Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: ????Edit

  • The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for the Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellowship. The appointment will be for the academic year 2019-20, with renewal possible for 2020-21. Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2019, and must have received it no earlier than 2014. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies will be considered, but the Program is particularly interested in scholars specializing in modern Jewish thought, non-European Jewish cultures and histories, migration and diaspora, and ethics. Candidates who can teach courses with broad appeal are encouraged to apply.
  • The teaching load will be one course per semester. The fellow is also expected to contribute to our outreach program. The annual stipend will be $55,000 plus benefits. Only electronic applications will be accepted on the Rice University RICEWorks website (https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17840). To apply, attach a cover letter, CV, research statement and course proposal where indicated, and attach the names of three referees to the “Other” tab. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.
  • Skype interview (3/5/19)
  • Offer made (3/25/19)
  • Offer accepted (4-2-19)
     

Royal Historical Society/Institute of Historical Research (UK:Eng) - Past & Present Fellowship: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History - Deadline: 23 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Job title: Past & Present Fellowship: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History, Royal Historical Society/Institute of Historical Research
  • Salary: £44,268-£45,505 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)
  • Location: Bloomsbury, London
  • Fixed-term: 24 months, full-time
  • Start date:1 March 2019 (earliest) to 1 June 2019 (latest start date)
  • Context: The Royal Historical Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading learned society for the discipline of History, with over 4,000 members nationally and internationally. The Society: represents history as a discipline and historians as a group; promotes the vitality of historical scholarship through support for research and publication; advocates best practice in history teaching in universities and schools; provides a forum for all historians to meet and exchange ideas; and supports and encourages early career historians. For the past several years, the Society has been actively involved in monitoring and enhancing equalities issues in UK History, producing reports on gender equality in the discipline in 2015 and 2018 (https://royalhistsoc.org/policy/gender-equality/ ) and its first report on Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History in 2018: https://royalhistsoc.org/policy/race/ . The advertised post, funded by the Past & Present Society, is intended to support and continue the Society’s equalities work, with an especial focus on race and ethnicity.
  • Main Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities: The Fellowship funds a two year (24 months) postdoctoral position at the Royal Historical Society (RHS), as well as an affiliation with the Institute of Historical Research, London (IHR). The balance of work in any week or month will vary. But over the course of each of the two years the post will be 50% research, writing, engagement, organisational work and event management to advance the work of the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group (REEWG), and 50% research, writing and seminar/conferences/workshop attendance to advance the postdoctoral fellow’s academic career development in History. The appointed candidate will be predominantly based in London at the RHS’s office and at the IHR (both are located in Bloomsbury). There will also be UK travel throughout the year as part of the postdoctoral fellow’s engagement activities. As appropriate to advance their own postdoctoral research, periods of research outside the UK will also be accommodated.
  • The Past & Present Fellow will work under the RHS president’s supervision with REEWG and the Officers and Council of the RHS ( https://royalhistsoc.org/about/ ). The Fellow will undertake activities that include: recording and assessing responses to the two 2018 reports; identifying and helping establish communications with new stakeholders relevant to REEWG’s work; organising and participating in workshops and other events designed to build upon the REEWG report’s findings; gathering, assessing and communicating new data; scheduling and minuting REEWG meetings. Over the course of the appointment, the Fellow will work with staff at a range of UK universities as well as with schools, cultural institutions, community groups and other learned societies/institutions. There will be scope within the post for the P&P Fellow to devise and lead one or more initiatives that support the aims of REEWG, and the RHS’s broader equalities-related activities.
  • An important goal of the Fellowship is to advance the P&P Fellow’s research profile. The Fellow will be assigned at least one academic mentor from the Past & Present Board in addition to the RHS president, selected to complement the Fellow’s research specialism. Regular meetings with the mentor to discuss research and publication plans will be complemented by attendance at IHR seminars and suitable training workshops or courses. Both the RHS and the IHR annually offer workshops for early career historians on publishing, career development and the academic job market, which the Fellow will be encouraged to attend. A research allowance of £500 in year 1 and £600 of year 2 will be awarded by the RHS to support the post holder’s research.
  • Person Specification: Criteria
  • Qualifications, experience and knowledge:
  • PhD in History (including the history of race and/or ethnicity) from a UK university, awarded no earlier than 1 January 2016 (Essential)
  • Potential to publish high-calibre historical scholarship (Essential)
  • Experience of/work in widening participation activities in schools, universities or cultural organisations, either as a participant in such programmes or a volunteer/employee/organiser (Essential)
  • Knowledge of UK equalities legislation and its higher education context (Desirable)
  • Experience organising academic events (Desirable)
  • Minute-taking experience (Desirable)
  • Skills and abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (Essential)
  • Excellent standard of written English including ability to draft copy (Essential)
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate to academic audiences (Essential)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team (Essential)
  • Social Media skills (Desirable)
  • Ability to use WordPress (Desirable)
  • Training in databases such as Access, Excel, Tableau (Desirable)
  • Personal attributes: Reliability and punctuality
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
  • Application Process: Letter of application: the letter of application should be a maximum of 2 sides of A-4 paper (font size 11 or more), and should outline why this position attracts you and why you are well qualified for it; CV (4 sides maximum:: include your contact details; each of your degrees (including institution and date); publications if any (including full bibliographical references and page numbers); employment experience (including widening participation, work with schools, teaching, etc); organisational experience (organisation of conferences, events etc); conference/seminar papers delivered; any other information relevant to this specific application; Please list all material in reverse chronological order (2018, 2017, 2016, etc, not 2016, 2017, 2018);
  • Writing samples: Please submit one (1) article/chapter-length academic writing sample which you believe best illustrates your potential to publish high-calibre historical scholarship. This may be (for example) a published or unpublished chapter from your doctoral dissertation, or a published or unpublished journal article or book chapter. The quality, not the format, of the submitted material is important. The word length of the submitted item must not exceed 15,000. Applications that exceed this total will not be considered.
  • Description of WP experience: Briefly outline the experience with widening participation initiatives most relevant to the P&P fellowship, and assess what you gained and/or contributed to it (250 word limit); Project proposal: Outline for the selection panel a proposed initiative which, based on your reading of the RHS’s 2018 Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change, you believe could be undertaken successfully during the period of the P&P Fellowship. Clearly indicate why this proposal is important, and for whom? (250 word maximum)
  • Applications should be submitted as separate Word documents (letter of application, CV, writing sample, WP description and project proposal) AND as a single PDF to Dr Sue Carr, Executive Secretary, RHS, s.carr@royalhistsoc.org .
  • The deadline for receipt of materials is 13:00 on Wednesday 23 January 2019.
  • Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in the first half of February 2019.
  • Enquiries: Informal inquiries can be made to Margot Finn (president@royalhistsoc.org )

Rutgers University (USA: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.

Just curious: has anyone heard back from them? Any idea of the timeline?


No information just yet


Per last year's wiki they sent out rejections in late March.


Inquired about application status was told offers have been made to top candidates. (3/5)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate: African American History, 1940-Present - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis announces a post-doctoral position for scholars pursuing research in African American History, 1940-present. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application and be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. The position, with a salary of $65,000, is for one year. It includes health benefits and a $5,000 research allowance. The primary duties of this post-doc will be to administer and supervise research, writing, digitizing and editing of the “Scarlet and Black Project” on the history of Native and African Americans in Rutgers History. Consult http://rcha.rutgers.edu/black-bodies and http://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/ for details.
  • Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/83274. Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate in AMESALL - Deadline: 28 Jan. 2018Edit

  • The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Associate during the 2019-20 academic year to begin in September 2019. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and available funding. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and office space. Postdoctoral associate will conduct research in their field, participate in academic activities of AMESALL, teach one undergraduate course, and work with the directors in organizing the symposium series on Global Africa and the Humanities.
  • The candidate should have a PhD in an area of African Humanities, with a special research focus on African literatures, cultures and media of Sahelian West Africa within a gendered framework. Proficiency in one of the major West or Central African languages and Arabic/French/Kiswahili/Portuguese will be an added advantage. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 1, 2019.
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, a research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach.
  • All materials must be uploaded to the Rutgers hiring system (ROCS) by Jan. 28, 2019. Please direct all inquiries about this search to Ousseina Alidou (ousseina.alidou@rutgers.edu). Please visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/77224 to submit dossier.

Rutgers University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Gender History - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Location: New Brunswick, NJ; Closes: Closes April 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-5 hours)
  • The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at either the [ Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis https://rcha.rutgers.edu/future-project/description) or the Institute for Research on Women https://irw.rutgers.edu/seminars-list/365-2019-2020-irw-seminar-call).
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/81023. Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

Simon Fraser University (CAN:BC) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Stavros Niarchos Centre for Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies (SNF CHS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year Post-doctoral Fellowship focused on Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global. Our search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches to the advertised fellowship theme. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Situated atop Burnaby Mountain, east of downtown Vancouver, the Centre is a major site for Hellenic Studies in North America. Affiliated faculty have expertise in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek history, archaeology, literature and language. The successful applicant will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. In this context, they will take an active part in the SNF CHS seminar series, offering two formal talks on campus. The SNF CHS Post-doctoral Fellow will also offer one talk for a lay audience as part of the Centre’s community outreach activities. While at SFU the SNF CHS Post-Doctoral Fellow will have opportunities to engage with the content development activities of the SNF New Media Lab. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 to support themselves for the duration of their fellowship.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of FOUR years before the appointment date (September 1, 2019) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, and THREE letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to the Acting Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Dimitris Krallis: dkrallis@sfu.ca.

  • Applications received by January 15, 2019 will be given priority.

Smith College (USA:MS), Research Fellow in Reproductive Justice History and Popular Political Education - Deadline: not stated in adEdit

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

  • 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.
  • AHA Interview invitations will go out week of December 10
  • Dec 10 - Received request for AHA interview 
  • Jan 11 - Rejection email
  • Jan 28 - Rejection email

Southern University of Science and Technology (CHN) - Junior Fellowship in SUSTech Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts invites applications for Junior Fellowships in social sciences and the humanities. These postdoctoral fellowships aim at fostering the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by providing a competitive package and an interdisciplinary scholarly community.
  • About the Society and Junior Fellowships: The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUSTech is dedicated to stimulating innovative interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, offering opportunities for scholars of the highest caliber to develop their professional careers.
  • The Society will select a cohort of up to eight Junior Fellows for the class of 2019. Those selected will be offered a two-year postdoctoral appointment beginning in September 2019. Fellowships are awarded to recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities and social sciences who have demonstrated intellectual excellence and the potential for outstanding academic achievement.
  • Junior Fellows are expected to devote their time to productive scholarship, focusing on publishing their dissertation research, undertaking their proposed project, and engaging in other original work that will further their academic careers. The fellowships also carry with them a teaching responsibility of three two-hour-per-week courses over the two-year period. The Society aims to foster teaching excellence in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Junior Fellows are required to be in residence during the fall and spring academic terms, and to attend all of the Society’s activities. They are also encouraged to regularly participate in events (such as seminars, workshops, and lectures) organized by the Center for the Humanities, the Center for Social Sciences, and other departments and programs at the university. Junior Fellows are appointed for two years, and no extensions are granted.
  • Eligibility: The Junior Fellowship competition is open to recent Ph.D. recipients from all areas of specialization in the humanities and social sciences; candidates must have received their doctoral degree no later than June 30, 2019 but no earlier than July 1, 2015. They should demonstrate outstanding original scholarship and a strong capacity for independent work, and preferably have acquired solid teaching experience.
  • Both English and Chinese are commonly used by all of the academic programs and in most events at SUSTech. Courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels are taught in either English or Chinese. Non-Chinese citizens and English-speaking candidates are also encouraged to apply. Satisfactory knowledge of Chinese is preferable but not required.
  • All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, nationality, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Benefits and Resources: Junior Fellows receive an annual stipend plus research allowances totaling ¥400,000 (approximately US $57,600). The research allowances (¥50,000) will mainly support domestic research trips and conferences. Benefits include a housing subsidy for off-campus housing and health insurance. The Society will also provide Fellows with office space, as well as access to library resources and laboratory facilities at SUSTech.
  • Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2018.
  • Applicants should provide the following materials:
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a personal statement (of 1000 - 2000 words) outlining your dissertation or other major research project, professional goals, and any other information relevant to your candidacy
  • a dissertation abstract
  • a writing sample (one chapter of the dissertation, or one published article related to your dissertation or most recent research project)
  • a research plan (of no longer than 1000 words) for the two-year fellowship period at SUSTech
  • three letters of recommendation, to be sent directly by the referees to SUSTech via email fellows@sustc.edu.cn
  • All materials above should be sent by email to fellows@sustc.edu.cn no later than February 28, 2019.
  • All candidates will be informed of the status of their application by the end of May of 2019.
  • Any word on this one? (3/28)
  • Interview request (3/27) for on-site interview on 4/14

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. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

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.
  • Got email notification that I'm moving to round two and that letters have been requested (12/17)
  • Received rejection email (1/29)

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Fellow, Stanford Center for Law and History - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The Center: The Stanford Center for Law and History, directed by Professor Amalia Kessler, brings together faculty and students from across Stanford University’s many schools and departments (and beyond) to participate in a broad range of conferences, workshops, and lectures devoted to examining the multifaceted interrelationships between law and history (without geographic, temporal, or other subject-area limitations). For details of the Center’s various programs, please see: https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-center-for-law-and-history/
  • The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who have recently completed (or will soon complete) their training in law and history and who seek thereafter to pursue their first tenure-track academic position at the intersection of the two fields.
  • The Fellowship: The Stanford Center for Law and History is a residential fellowship that provides an opportunity to conduct research in the dynamic environment of Stanford University. We prefer two-year fellowships to help the fellow complete a significant body of independent scholarship, but we are willing to consider one-year terms. We expect that fellows will dedicate most of their time to pursuing their proposed research projects, and the fellowship is designed to ensure meaningful mentorship from faculty within both the Law School and the History Department. Fellows will also devote some time to organizing and implementing other Center activities, including an ongoing workshop series and an annual conference. The fellowship provides a significant opportunity to become part of a lively law-school-wide community of individuals with an interest in academia through attending weekly faculty lunch seminars and by participating in activities with the other fellows at Stanford Law School to learn more about one another’s scholarship and about academic life more generally. Fellows are also encouraged to attend and participate in the broad range of lectures and workshops available within the broader university, including inter alia, the History Department and the Stanford Humanities Center.
  • For the 2019-2020 fellowship, we will provide a workspace, a competitive salary, and a generous benefits package. Applicants who have completed (or are soon to complete) both a J.D. and a Ph.D in history are strongly preferred. The fellowship is expected to start around August 1, 2019, but there is some flexibility as concerns the exact start date.
  • The Application Process: All applicants should apply through the Stanford Careers website (direct link: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDLMV3oc) and should include the following: (1) a CV; (2) a sample of academic writing; (3) a research proposal of no more than five double-space pages (briefly outlining past work but focused primarily on research to be undertaken during the fellowship); and (4) official transcripts of all academic work pursued in college, as well as in graduate programs. In addition, (5) applicants should provide two letters of recommendation, to be emailed directly by the recommenders themselves to Cheyenne Pico at cpico@law.stanford.edu
  • All applications should be submitted no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.

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.

  • Anyone hear anything yet? (Nov 26)
  • Didn't they say we'd hear in the Spring?
  • I'm assuming people will be interviewed way before the spring. No?
  • Last year, someone wrote "From past years it looks like semi-finalists are normally contacted sometime in February" and finalists were notified 2/13. I don't think they interview. Also, last year there were 700 applicants and 20 finalists for 4 postdocs.
  • 2/7 - Has anyone heard anything? I tried to see if my application status might be posted on the portal, but couldn't access my application when I logged in. 
    • 2/8: I have not yeard anything yet. x2
  • 2/12/2019: Any word on this, colleagues?
  • 2/12/2019: None here. Anyone brave enough to contact them?
  • 2/14/2019: Emailed to ask if decisions had been made - they have not. The admin said to check back if I hadn't heard anything by end of March.
  • 2/14/2019: "end of March"?! Why are postdocs taking so long this year? 
  • 2/15/2019- informed of status as finalist. 583 apps, 22 finalists.   [x3]
    • What Departments? So odd that as of yesterday, they told someone that no decisions had been mad
  • 3/4/19 - notified of status as an alternate/waitlist
  • so have offers also gone out then? anyone know? past years are no guide for their order of operations here.
  • first offers have gone out and they have until today to accept/decline.
  • rejected as alternate (3/14)
  • They said there were nearly 600 applications for only 4 awards.
  • Odd; my letter stated "over 700 applications for only four awards." (3/15)

Stanford University - Thinking Matters Fellows - Deadline: January 31, 2019Edit

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for teaching fellowship positions in Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning. In the application process all candidates must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably at least one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in any of the following: Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, Philosophy (especially Aesthetics and Ethics), Political Science, Psychology, American History, Anthropology, Literature and Film (only as relevant to course listings). Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2013 and no later than June 2019.

Fellows will be placed on teaching teams with faculty and fellows in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead two seminar discussions (averaging 15 students each) twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2019 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $68,500 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship.

Applicants should provide evidence of teaching experience and indicate their intellectual flexibility. Other desired qualifications are: experience working with and teaching diverse, first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.

For information on selecting courses for 2019-20 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to

http://apptrkr.com/1350569

Applications will open December 14, 2018, and close January 31, 2019, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.

  • Has anyone been contacted about this?
  • No word yet (3/19)
  • Phone Interview Request (3/15)
  • Received an email (addressed to "Dear all") that am longlisted, as of 3/28. [x4]
    • Email stated that long-list was going out for faculty review and requests for phone interviews would follow.
    • (4/5) Has anyone received rejection emails?  I haven't received anything, so am wondering.  
       
    • According to last year's wiki, offers were made on 4/20. Has anyone received any further requests or contact to date (4/14)?

Temple University: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

The Department of English at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from historically underrepresented groups in the profession. For the 2019-2020 academic year, preference will be given to scholars in premodern literatures and cultures, especially those whose research focuses on premodern race and ethnicity and/or gender and sexuality studies. We seek applicants who will complement our strengths in innovative research and teaching that draws connections between premodern and contemporary cultures, and contribute to the Department’s project of expanding diversity within our curriculum. For more information on the English Department, please visit our website:cla.temple.edu/english/ Temple University is a vibrant urban campus in north Philadelphia, and English courses draw from the full range of its diverse students.

Fellowship responsibilities include delivering one public talk, teaching an undergraduate course, and regular participation in seminars, colloquia, and teaching circles in the Department and College of Liberal Arts. This is a residential, twelve-month, non-renewable appointment that will begin August 1, 2019. The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Temple University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English or a related field by September 1, 2019, and should have received their doctorate no earlier than 2016. Please submit a letter of application that addresses research and teaching interests, a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by March 15, 2019 via the Interfolio link below. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

Please submit information to INTERFOLIO at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/59508


- any news yet? requests for additional materials or interviews? (4/5)


- *crying in sc

Tufts University (USA:MA) - Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Politics of Kinship - Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Tufts University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral Mellon Sawyer Fellowship in the Politics of Kinship, beginning July 1, 2019. The fellow will take a leading role in organizing, administering and participating in a Mellon Sawyer Seminar entitled “Defamiliarizing the Family: Genealogy and Kinship as Critical Method.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and convened by historian Kendra Field and anthropologist Sarah Pinto, this seminar engages humanities and social science knowledge in relation to studies of family and kinship and their mobilization as tools for critical inquiry. The fellow will receive a stipend of $48,000, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT).
  • We seek a junior scholar whose work highlights the critical insights that can be gained by centering family and kinship as a lens for scholarly pursuit. Such scholarship might illuminate any of the following: the creation, maintenance, transformation, interruption, or breakdown of family and kinship ties, including the role of legal and state intervention; the centrality of family and kinship in the construction of race, nation, diaspora, colonialism, gender, sexuality, or class; the social place of genetics and medical technologies in notions of relatedness; and/or the capacity of familial, genealogical, and ancestral source materials to interrupt and challenge disciplinary methods, analyses, and archival conventions. Disciplinary affiliation is open and may include anthropology, history, comparative literature, religion, material and visual culture, and critical theory, among others. We are particularly interested in a scholar with the ability to think broadly and experimentally within and beyond conventional geographic, thematic, or disciplinary norms.
  • All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/58986. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a 2500-word research description, and three confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the authors to Interfolio. We will begin reviewing applications on March 10, 2019.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (4-2-19)-
  • Nothing (4/18)

Tulane University (USA:LA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research - Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018Edit

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2019-2020, two with program administration duties and two with light teaching. Applications from the social sciences in the fields of international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, political sociology, and policy studies are encouraged. Latin American expertise and Spanish or Portuguese fluency required. Fellows will be selected based on intellectual merit, experience, the potential impact of their planned research for CIPR programs, and teaching needs of the host department.

Fellowships are one-year, residential, full-time appointments with a stipend of $48,450 plus benefits. Travel and moving expenses are not supported. In addition to their planned research, applicants must be prepared to carry out either program administration or adjunct teaching responsibilities. In the program administration track, fellows will be expected to work with CIPR's director in the Commitment to Equity Project and/or Research Group MEGA: Mobilization, Extractivism, and Government Action, and/or to develop programmatic content and projects in Inter-American relations, comparative political economy, citizenship rights, human development, and others. The other fellowship carries a one course per semester adjunct teaching load in the department of the fellow's primary discipline and in the candidate's major subfields, without administrative responsibilities. In both cases, specific responsibilities will be defined jointly during the initial phase of the appointment. Applicants must plan to complete their Ph.D. no later than May 2019. Recent graduates with no longer than three years since receiving their Ph.D. are especially encouraged to apply.

Application must be submitted via Interfolio by visiting http://apply.interfolio.com/53827 and must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing research interests and intended research at CIPR if selected, fit to the program and teaching experience; (3) a graduate transcript; (4) two recommendation letters; (5) a writing sample; and (6) teaching evaluations if available. For further information please contact Ludovico Feoli, Director, Center for Inter-American Policy Research.

  • Applications will be reviewed starting December 31, 2018 until the positions are filled.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP)- Postdoctoral Researcher in 17th and/or 18th Century East Asian History (China) - Deadline: 17 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Chinese history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the environmental, economic, or technological aftermath of the Imjin War (Yuan Chaoxian/Dong zheng) as it relates to China, focusing on the 17th and/or 18th century, and to develop independent research within the context of the Aftermath project. Applications are particularly welcome from researchers whose proposed work would be located within a regional context, borderlands, or who work on another East Asian country in addition to China. The main language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.
  • We offer a full time research position for up to 4 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious European Research Council framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel. The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, salary range €21,180-€28,180 for (EURAXESS R2) or €28,180-€34,180 (for EURAXESS R3), work hours of 37.5 per week, plus paid holidays. Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary range can be negotiated. See https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/career-development/training-researchers/research-profiles-descriptors. The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team.
  • For further details visit http://pagines.uab.cat/aftermath/vacancies. Closing date 17th Feb 2019.
  • Contact: Rebekah Clements, ICREA Research Professor, Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis d'Àsia Oriental, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP)- Postdoctoral Researcher in 17th and/or 18th Century East Asian History (Korea) - Deadline: 17 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Korean history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the environmental, economic, and/or demographic aftermath of the Imjin War in Korea (preferably focusing on the 17th and/or 18th century) and to develop independent research within the context of the Aftermath project. Applications are particularly welcome from researchers whose proposed work would be located within a regional context, borderlands, or who work on another East Asian country in addition to Korea.The main language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.
  • We offer a full time research position for up to 4 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious European Research Council framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel. The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, salary range €21,180-€28,180 for EURAXESS R2 or €28,180-€34,180 for EURAXESS R3, work hours of 37.5 per week plus paid holidays. Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary range can be negotiated. See https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/career-development/training-researchers/research-profiles-descriptors. The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team.
  • For further details go to http://pagines.uab.cat/aftermath/vacancies. Closing date: 17th Feb 2019.
  • Contact: Rebekah Clements, ICREA Research Professor, Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis d'Àsia Oriental, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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.

Université catholique de Louvain (BEL) - Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Digital History and/or Philosophy of Biology - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The FNRS MIS project Digital History and Philosophy of Biology (DHPB), led by Prof. Charles Pence at the Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES) and Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is advertising two two-year post-doctoral fellowships in history and/or philosophy of biology.
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Starting date: May 1, 2019
  • Ending date: April 31, 2021 (with the possibility of an extension to a third year)
  • More information: <https://charlespence.net/people/2019-mis-postdocs/>, also soon to appear on Euraxess
  • The DHPB project aims to expand the use of the tools of digital humanities – particularly textual analysis – to study the history and philosophy of the life sciences. We have developed an application (see doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146004) and a corpus of journal article data (see doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.04.003) enabling us to study at a broad scale the journal literature in evolutionary biology and related fields, offering a novel perspective on the growth and development of biological science (dating back to as early as 1860).
  • We will gladly review postdoctoral fellowship applications from candidates trained in either philosophy or history of science, as well as digital humanities or the sciences (if such candidates have expertise in philosophical or historical work). The project has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and the PI is trained in both the history and the philosophy of science. The ideal candidate will have similar interdisciplinary training and research credentials.
  • The project provides funding for each postdoc to hold one workshop inviting a senior researcher to campus for one week, and for the group as a whole to host a final conference in early 2021 (with the intent of publishing an edited volume containing its proceedings), as well as equipment and travel.
  • This postdoctoral research fellowship is funded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS under grant no. F.4526.19.

University of Aberdeen (UK:Scot) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theological Ethics - Deadline: 17 May 2019Edit

  • The University of Aberdeen looks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theological Ethics from 1 August 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the field of Theological Ethics by the time the appointment is taken up. The Fellowship encompasses three core activities: the successful candidate will (1) pursue advanced personal research in theology, (2) contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and master’s level courses, as well as (3) provide sustained and active support of department research in the field.
  • The department offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, usually leading to the Master of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, or Bachelor of Theology degrees. It is also home to one of the largest bodies of postgraduate students in the University.
  • The main purpose of this role is to enhance the flourishing research culture in Divinity by undertaking advanced personal research in theological ethics, contributing to the teaching of undergraduate and master’s level courses and providing sustained and active support of department research in the field.
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the field of Theological Ethics by the time the appointment is taken up.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a capacity for high-quality theological research and publication. They should possess a clear programme of future research and be willing to work collaboratively on academic endeavours. Prior experience of teaching in higher education and facility in relevant research languages would be desirable.
  • Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,199 - £39,610 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
  • Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.
  • For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here
  • Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 May 2019.
  • Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Professor Tom Greggs, Head of Divinity - Telephone: 01224 272388 t.greggs@abdn.ac.uk (Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Greggs)
  • Please quote reference number DHP079A on all correspondence

University of Aberdeen (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame wish to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to develop the project ‘Irish Religious Women in Anglophone World, 1840-1960’.
  • Although the position is based at the University of Aberdeen, the successful applicant will divide their time between Aberdeen and the Rome Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame. The ability and willingness to undertake sustained research in Rome is a necessary condition of appointment.
  • The main purpose of this role is to design and pursue independent research on the theme of Irish religious women in the Anglophone world in the period 1830-1960. This may include an examination of the spatial, temporal, or archival distribution of Irish religious women in the English-speaking world, including their engagement with the Holy See. The successful candidate will develop his/her own research approach with a view to designing, writing, and submitting future grant applications in collaboration with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.
  • Applicants should have demonstrable experience of high-quality research in modern ecclesiastical history, the history of women religious, and/or the Irish diaspora. Applicants must also have demonstrable experience of working in the archives of Rome and the Holy See, and a reading knowledge of Italian and Latin. A reading knowledge of additional modern European languages is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to manage their own research and organise conferences, workshops or symposia. Knowledge of website design would also be beneficial.
  • Applicants should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in a relevant field.
  • Salary will be paid at the rate of £33,199 per annum on Grade 6 of the University Salary Scale. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant level for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD on Grade 5 (£31,302 per annum).
  • Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.
  • For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here
  • Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.
  • Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 March 2019
  • Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact, Prof. Thomas Weber, Head of History, 01224 273539, t.weber@abdn.ac.uk
  • Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Weber
  • Please quote reference number DHP074R on all correspondence

University of Aberdeen (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in New Testament - Deadline: 2 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Thanks to a generous award from the Kirby Laing Foundation, the University of Aberdeen has established a recurrent postdoctoral fellowship to support talented early career academics working in the area of New Testament Studies. This allows the University to appoint an early career/postdoctoral scholar to undertake a three-year research project of her/his own design, which will include a significant impact component.
  • The successful candidate will have been awarded a doctorate in New Testament within the last five years (although allowances will be made for career breaks, alternative career pathways and other personal circumstances) or will have the degree in hand by the time the appointment commences. S/he will have demonstrated a capacity to develop research in the field at the highest level and will have the skills and knowledge required to teach New Testament at the appropriate levels, including demonstrable proficiency in New Testament Greek.
  • The candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to developing impact as understood by the RCUK and in the context of Research Excellence Framework; applicants are thus expected to outline an impact component to their proposed research project.
  • The purpose of this role is to develop research in the field of New Testament Studies at the highest level as well as to teach in the discipline across at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will have some mentored involvement in postgraduate supervision. It is expected that the person appointed will provide some departmental research assistance and support as well as contribute generally to the enhancing the research environment of the School.
  • Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,199 - £39,610 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
  • As this post is funded by the Kirby Laing Foundation, it is offered for a period of three years, from 1 August 2019.
  • Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Paula Sweeney, Head of School Divinity, History & Philosophy by telephone (01224 272357) or email (p.sweeney@abdn.ac.uk ).
  • Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark (h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk ) for further information.
  • Job Reference Number: DHP071R
  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 2 January 2019
  • Candidates should outline in the cover letter their anticipated programmes of research, including a statement on how they intend to develop impact through collaboration with non-academic partners (e.g., churches and public organisations).

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 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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... 
  • Invited to interview via Skype on November 12

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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) - FraMEPhys Research Fellow - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Fixed term for 36 Months
  • Grade 7- Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,025 to £29,515. With potential progression once in post to £33,199 a year.
  • The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘A Framework for Metaphysical Explanation in Physics’ (FraMEPhys), led by Dr Alastair Wilson.
  • FraMEPhys, a major 5-year project funded by the European Research Council, is investigating the nature of explanation in physics, with particular focus on metaphysical and non-causal explanations (including grounding explanations, geometrical explanations and unificatory explanations). The aim of FraMEPhys is to combine recent progress in metaphysics, philosophy of science and philosophy of physics to enhance our understanding of the nature of metaphysical explanation in physics. Case studies of special interest include curved spacetime, closed timelike curves and quantum entanglement.
  • The research fellow will have a PhD in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Physics and high level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence. This position will involve investigating, inter alia, the application of structural-equations models for causal explanation to metaphysical explanation in physics.
  • The Department of Philosophy has an outstanding international reputation, with particular specializations in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Global Ethics, and an active and successful PhD programme. As a member of the Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing research community where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious environment.
  • This is a full-time post with a duration of three years, with an anticipated start date of 1 September 2019.
  • Skills and Experience
  • PhD on a topic in metaphysics, philosophy of science, or philosophy of physics. · High level analytical capability.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively.
  • Ability to co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
  • Ability to contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project.
  • Applications should be submitted through the University of Birmingham’s HR system. In the ‘Any other information’ section of the application form, please include a brief cover letter that highlights two relevant pieces of written work and provide links to access these from a personal website or web archive. For further information on the position or application process, please contact Alastair Wilson: a.j.wilson@bham.ac.uk.
  • Further information about the project: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/philosophy/research/projects/framephys.aspx
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Socio-legal/Empirical) - Deadline: 2 Jun. 2019Edit

  • Full-Time, Fixed-term for 4 years
  • Grade 7 Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395- £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.
  • We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an exciting research project titled Everyday Cyborgs 2.0: Law’s Boundary-work & Alternative Legal Futures. There will be three Postdoctoral Research Fellows on the project, with another also being recruited in the current round and the third to be recruited in Autumn 2020.
  • Everyday cyborgs are persons with attached and implanted medical devices; e.g., joint replacements, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and limb prostheses. Increasingly, these devices are smart devices. They run software and have Wi-Fi capabilities. They collect, analyse, and transmit data. Because the law takes a bounded approach to person and objects, the integration of medical devices with persons creates unexpected practical, conceptual, and normative problems for the law. This project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, aims to tackle these by challenging law’s boundary-work and radically (re)imagining its approach to the assemblage of integrated persons and integrated goods.
  • Some unanswered questions include:
  • (1) Should internal medical devices which keep the person alive be viewed as part of the person or mere objects (or something else)?;
  • (2) Is damage to neuro-prostheses personal injury or damage to property?;
  • (3) Who ought to control/own the software in implanted medical devices?;
  • (4) How should the law deal with risks around unauthorised third party access and hacking?
  • Building on preliminary research, the project team will answer such questions, using written documents, interviews, and focus groups to better understand the challenges, and test a series of imagined legal futures to assess what is practically possible and suggest solutions. The project will investigate where and why boundaries occur, examine what the pitfalls and opportunities are when these are transgressed and dissolved, and go beyond the bounded selves’ conception of persons to develop a novel account of the everyday cyborg. The research will draw on literatures and methods from a range of disciplines, including law and policy, regulatory and governance studies, political theory, philosophy, sociology, and science and technology studies.
  • This post is offered for four years, starting on 1st September 2019. The person appointed will have a socio-legal or other relevant empirical background. The successful candidate will lead the empirical strand of the project under the direction of the PI and in consultation with the project’s empirical advisors. This will include mapping and exploring the regulatory landscape, as well as designing and conducting interviews, focus groups, and scenario/vignette testing.
  • The Fellow will be expected to conduct original research, plan and coordinate research activities and programmes, publish the results of the research, supervise PhD students, and contribute to knowledge transfer, public engagement, or similar activities.
  • Candidates are expected to have a higher degree relevant to the research area or equivalent qualifications. An ability to work across disciplinary boundaries will be a distinct advantage.
  • Potential applicants should contact the project’s Principal Investigator Professor Muireann Quigley (m.quigley.2@bham.ac.uk) before applying to find out more about the project.
  • Closing date: 2/6/2019
  • To submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; quote the Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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 'Creating an Alternative umma' - Deadline: 3 Jun. 2019Edit

  • Fixed term for 36 months fixed term (FT), starting Jan 2020
  • Grade 7- Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,025 to £29,515. With potential progression once in post to £33,199 a year.
  • The Department of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint a 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 is expected to undertake a comparative study of the development of Arabic Shii devotional poetry since the 1950s, focusing particularly on its transnational dimension and various regional articulations and how it is used to articulate Shii communal identities.
  • The Research Fellow will have a PhD in the relevant field of study (preferably with a background in research in Arabic literature), and possess fluency in Arabic, with a command of a regional Arabic dialect (ideally Iraqi or Gulf Arabic) desirable. In addition, the Research Fellow will have a high level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence.
  • The post holder will:
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars, workshops and conferences
  • The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies. The department came second in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and is home to a number of important research groups and projects. As a member of Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing department where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious research community.
  • This is a full time post with a duration of 36 months, with an anticipated start date of Jan 2020.
  • Further information about the project: https://alterumma.bham.ac.uk/
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Oliver Scharbrodt at O.Scharbrodt@bham.ac.uk
  • Closing date: 3/6/2019
  • Interviews will be held in week beginning 1st July 2019.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow 'Knowing the Secret Police: Secrecy and Knowledge in East German society' - Deadline: 31 Mar. 2019Edit

  • School of Modern Languages within the College of Arts and Law
  • Full Time
  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • Grade 7 - £30,395 to £39,609 per year
  • We are now recruiting for a 2-year Research Fellow to work on Knowing the Secret Police: Secrecy and Knowledge in East German society, a three year project funded by the AHRC (2018-2021).
  • The project overturns the approach of existing research to ask not what the ‘all-powerful’ Stasi knew about society, but what and how East Germans knew about the ‘secret police’. It seeks to have impact on dominant narratives on the GDR past in Germany today. The project is managed by PI Anselma Gallinat (Newcastle University), CI Joanne Sayner (Newcastle University) and CI Sara Jones (University of Birmingham). The project team are seeking an RF to work on the ‘Literary Networks’ strand of the project, which focuses on the ways in which knowledge about the Ministry for State Security (MfS) was acquired and circulated within the GDR literary sphere. The research in this strand will be based on close textual analysis of a variety of published and unpublished sources, archive research and semi-structured interviews. The RF will be based in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham and will start on or as soon as possible after 1 October 2019. The post-holder will be supervised by Prof. Sara Jones.
  • The main task of the appointed candidate will be to undertake primary independent research on how knowledge of the Stasi was acquired and circulated in the GDR literary sphere. He or she will disseminate the findings of this research in high-quality peer-reviewed publications and will present research outputs at seminars and conferences. The RF will also assist Jones in data collection for the ‘Representation as Knowledge’ strand of the research, which explores how the Stasi was portrayed in unpublished literary works. S/he will also support the project team with the management/administration of the project.
  • The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate relevant to the research area in history, German Studies or a cognate discipline and expertise in historical approaches, including archival research, will be essential. Experience of qualitative interviewing will be particularly advantageous. Fluency in German and English with a high level of analytical capability is also required. S/he must be highly skilled in communicating complex information clearly both orally and in writing. Experience of carrying out individual or collaborative research projects, archive and/or text-based historical research and writing up research work for academic readerships is required.
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Sara Jones at s.jones.1@bham.ac.uk
  • Closing date: 31st March 2019 Reference: 80809
  • Interviews will be held in the w/c 6th May
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng), Research Fellow 'The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort' - Deadline: 5 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year. Fixed term for 22 months
  • This post has arisen as a result of the award of an AHRC grant entitled ‘The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: writing and material culture 1560-1660’. The project is led by Professor Catherine Richardson at the University of Kent (Principal Investigator); Dr. Tara Hamling at the University of Birmingham (Co-Investigator) and Professor Graeme Earl at King’s, London (Co-Investigator). The successful applicant will be based at the University of Birmingham under the direction of Dr. Hamling, working primarily on the strand of the project engaged with visual and material culture.
  • The post holder will be expected to learn some additional digital skills as necessary. Training will be provided. Dr. Hamling will be more than happy to address questions prior to application.
  • The project will examine the cultural lives of the literate, urban ‘middling sort’ in early modern England, analysing the broad range of written and material forms with which they were engaged as producers and consumers. Some of the most popular writers in English were members of this key, but neglected, social group and the project will provide the first sustained and holistic analysis of their cultural practices. Fully understanding their production and consumption patterns will allow us to ‘reconstruct’ the urban aesthetic and scribal cultures in which significant prose and dramatic writers such as Nashe and Shakespeare grew up and participated. The project aims to offer a more comprehensive and accurate sense of the cultural identities of a range of influential professional writers, clerics, physicians, tradesmen, lawyers and urban administrators: how their writing related to their broader aesthetic environment, and how their outputs mediated culturally between those above and below them – the way they used them to further their social and political ends.
  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in an area of Early Modern Studies with experience working with material sources (art history, history, architecture, archaeology, social and cultural history), and will have a track record of disseminating their work to a range of audiences. Experience of object-based study of buildings, interiors, artworks, archival work and strong palaeographical skills will be essential, as this project will demand a significant amount of digging for ‘hidden histories’. The successful applicant will also be expected to undertake analysis of the material and to prepare that analysis for publication in reputable journals. A research interest in representation of the past and its consumption is desirable.
  • The job involves use of a range of digital humanities tools and data, including use of databases, interaction design, web content management systems, and digital photography. Familiarity with digital imaging tools such as photogrammetry and graphical modelling, and tools for recording and editing acoustic data such as music, is desirable but not essential.
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Tara Hamling at t.j.hamling@bham.ac.uk
  • Interviews will be held in London on 12 March.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellows (two posts) - Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 - Deadline: 19 Mar. 2019Edit

  • We are now recruiting two Research Fellows to work on an exciting research project titled Everyday Cyborgs 2.0: Law’s Boundary-work & Alternative Legal Futures at the University of Birmingham. There will be three Research Fellows on the project, with the third being recruited in Autumn 2020.
  • Everyday cyborgs are persons with attached and implanted medical devices; e.g., joint replacements, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and limb prostheses. Increasingly, these devices are smart devices. They run software and have wifi capabilities. They collect, analyse, and transmit data. However, their integration with persons creates difficulties for the law. Unanswered questions include:
  • (1) Should internal medical devices which keep the person alive be viewed as part of the person or mere objects (or something else)?;
  • (2) Is damage to neuro-prostheses personal injury or damage to property?;
  • (3) Who ought to control/own the software in implanted medical devices?; and
  • (4) How should the law deal with risks around unauthorised third party access and hacking?
  • Building on preliminary research, the project team will answer such questions, using written documents, interviews, and focus groups to better understand the challenges, and test a series of imagined legal futures to assess what is practically possible and suggest solutions. The research will draw on literatures and methods from a range of disciplines, including law and policy, regulatory and governance studies, political theory, philosophy, sociology, and science and technology studies (STS).
  • Research Fellow 1 is offered for five years, starting on 1st September 2019. The person appointed will have a regulatory theory/governance studies background (but may draw from any number of disciplines: e.g. law, political science, philosophy, STS, etc.). The fellow will focus mainly on the conceptual and normative components of the project.
  • Research Fellow 2 (advert here) is offered for four years, starting on 1st September 2019. The person appointed will have a socio-legal or other relevant empirical background and will focus on mapping and exploring the regulatory landscape, as well as working on the interviews, focus groups, and scenario/vignette testing.
  • Both fellows will be expected to initiate and conduct original research, plan, and coordinate research activities and programmes, publish the results of their own research, supervise PhD students, and contribute to knowledge transfer, public engagement or similar activities in the School of Law.
  • Candidates are expected to have a higher degree relevant to the research area or equivalent qualifications. An ability to work across disciplinary boundaries will be a distinct advantage. It is expected that the successful candidate will have Broad experience of, and an interest in, regulatory theory and governance studies.
  • Informal enquiries are welcome and encouraged. Potential applicants should contact the project’s Principal Investigator Professor Muireann Quigley at m.quigley.2@bham.ac.uk.
  • Deadline for applications: 19th March 2019
  • Interviews will be held in April 2019
  • Reference: 80749
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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 - School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.
  • A Research Fellow position is available to work on the project entitled “Soviet climate science and its intellectual legacies”. This postdoctoral position is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project consists of two partner universities (University of Manchester and the National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia) and will also work closely with the UK’s Royal Geographical Society as a collaborating partner organisation.
  • Main Duties: The overarching aim of this research project is to explore the development of Soviet climate science post-1945, with a particular focus on the debates concerning humankind’s influence on climate systems and on Soviet contributions to related international initiatives. The project will also examine the intellectual legacies of these debates for Russia’s positioning in post-1991 climate discussions. The research will involve extensive archival and library-based work in Russia (primarily St Petersburg and Moscow) and also a series of oral history interviews with former Soviet scientists involved in climate change work.
  • The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing the Russian-based fieldwork (archival, secondary data, oral history interviews/interviews) to include extended stays working in the country. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the intellectual output from the project as well as its expansive impact agenda working collaboratively with other members of the research team
  • To qualify for the post applicants must possess:
  • PhD degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. historical geography, history of science, environmental history)
  • Excellent Russian language skills (spoken and reading)
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant research techniques and methods
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • If you have any enquiries about this role please contact Jon Oldfield; j.d.oldfield@bham.ac.uk
  • Closing date: 31.01.2019
  • Reference: 56577Z18
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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 Brimingham (UK:Eng) - Science and Religion Research Associate (Qualitative Research) - Deadline: 19 Dec. 2019Edit

  • Full time, FTC- up to 31st October 2021
  • This position is for a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on a qualitative research strand within a multidisciplinary research team, on 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 work closely with the Principal Investigators and Co-investigators (in the UK and internationally) to assist in research by carrying out literature reviews, data analysis and write up of research findings for publication. The post holder is also expected to provide support to the relevant Co-PI in the development of a collaborative team of international qualitative researchers examining social and cultural perspectives on evolutionary science and religion in 6 countries. The post-holder will therefore also be expected to support the analysis of cross-cultural qualitative research findings and assist in coordinating research data collection and dissemination with qualitative researchers in each participating country.
  • The position may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below:
  • Support the development and research of academic colleagues in 6 countries worldwide, and to maintain regular contact with colleagues working in field sites.
  • Support the set-up of research sites in each country as appropriate and when necessary.
  • Undertake administration arising from the research and support the relevant Co-I in management of network of academic colleagues in 6 countries worldwide.
  • Collect and collate research data utilising a variety of relevant research methods.
  • Analyse and interpret data with UK and internationally-based colleagues.
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary joint analysis, interpretation and dissemination of wider research project data with UK and internationally based qualitative research colleagues.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the collaborative preparation and write up of findings for dissemination in a variety of formats for academic and non-academic audiences both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Person Spec
  • Proven interest in, and desirably experience of, undertaking research relating to the relationship between science, religion and non-religion in society.
  • Holds a PhD (or has recently submitted for viva) in directly relevant social sciences field (e.g. social study of science and/or religion in society).
  • MRes or masters in relevant social sciences field/ in relevant social research methods or equivalent.
  • A relevant undergraduate degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or equivalent is required.
  • Proficient and experienced in relevant qualitative research data collection methodologies, and presentation/dissemination to academic and non-specialist audiences.
  • Proficient in use of related research analysis software e.g. NVivo or similar (ideally some experience of using NVivo collaboratively).
  • Informal enquiries to Helen Ingram, h.ingram@bham.ac.uk
  • Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,025 to £29,515. With potential progression once in post to £33,199 a year.
  • Closing date: 19/12/2018 Reference: 80386
  • 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) - Research Associate in Metaphysics of Science - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2019Edit

  • 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’. There are two positions offered on an open ended basis with fixed funding from September 2019 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. 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.
  • Further project details: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218146/factsheet/en
  • The project team consists of the PI, three Postdocs, a PhD student, and a Project Administrator.
  • Starting date: September 2019
  • For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Tuomas Tahko (tuomas.tahko@bristol.ac.uk).

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow for Conflict, Memory and Migration: Northern Irish Migrants and the Troubles in Great Britain - Deadline: 14 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for this three-year AHRC-funded research project working in partnership with the University of Manchester. The aim of the project is to examine the complex and distinctive interrelationship between the Troubles in Northern Ireland (c.1969-98) and the shaping of distinctive forms of Northern Irish migrant subjectivity in Great Britain. The project combines research methods derived from oral/life history, memory studies, cultural studies and cultural history. In-depth interviews will be conducted with subjects in London, Manchester and Glasgow, using this three-way comparison to illuminate the social and cultural implications of the Troubles within different regional contexts. In addition, discourse analysis will be used to account for the shifting ways in which the Troubles and Northern Irish ethnicities have been represented within print and visual media in Britain.
  • You will be responsible for interviewing and archival and library research in London, and will contribute to the project’s co-produced findings, outputs, and impact and engagement activities. Working under the guidance of Professor Graham Dawson, you will join a small project team together with Professor Liam Harte and Dr Barry Hazley at Manchester. Based at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, which Professor Dawson directs, you will have opportunity to participate in its research culture and to contribute to its programme of events and activities. It is envisaged that the post would suit applicants who have recently been awarded their PhD (or are close to completing post-viva minor corrections) and are just starting out on their research career.
  • The role will involve regular periods of research in London, occasional travel to Manchester, and a three-month summer internship at Healing Through Remembering, a not-for-profit organisation in Belfast.
  • We anticipate interviews will be held in the week beginning 25th March at the University of Brighton. Please note that this post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years, to commence on 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. If after having read the job details you have any queries please email Graham Dawson: g.dawson@brighton.ac.uk.

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Modern History - Deadline: 14 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week
  • Expected Start Date: 03/06/2019
  • Expected End Date: 31/05/2020
  • Division/School: School of Humanities
  • The Department of History is looking to appoint a Research Associate who will be, working on the AHRC-funded Leadership Project ‘British Military Bases in Germany: Living with the Cold War and its Legacies, 1945-2000'. The project examines British military communities living in Germany during the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, making extensive use of in-depth oral history interviews with former residents. The project sits at the intersection between Cold War history and British social history, demonstrating that these bases were not just strategic outposts, but vibrant social communities.
  • The Research Associate will work closely with the PI to organise and deposit oral history interviews, conduct archival research, co-organize a workshop on 'Cold War Voices' and work with external partners on impact and engagement activities on a local and national level. The Research Associate will also continue to develop their own publication profile in modern history and will receive appropriate mentoring and training throughout. The person appointed as Research Associate to the project will need to have secured a PhD degree in a related area of modern history, even if the formal award of the degree has not yet been made.
  • Start date: 3 June 2019
  • Timescale of appointment: Long-listed candidates will be notified on or around 18 April 2019 and asked to submit a sample of their recent academic writing, in English, of no more than 10,000 words, to hums-academicsupport@bristol.ac.uk as soon as possible after notification but no later than 24 April 2019. Short-listed candidates will be notified on or around 3 May 2019 and invited to interview. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to deliver a short summary of their ideas for impact and engagement on this project.
  • Anticipated interview date: 15 May 2019
  • Cut-off date for submission of applications: 14 April 2019
  • Contact for informal enquiries: Dr Grace Huxford grace.huxford@bristol.ac.uk

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 (USA: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.
  • I cannot find the place to enter faculty mentor information. I only found: "Thesis Advisor (Required)"  and "Optional Second Reference". Anyone can advise? 
    • I had the same problem! When you upload your proposal, it then lets you put in the info! (1 Nov) 
    • Thank you very much!
  • Has anyone heard anything yet /or have info. on when they usually notify? (Jan. 29, 2019) --> I haven't heard anything, but am also anxiously waiting for updates -- based on past wikis it seems that the first round of phone calls usually happen the first week or two of Feb! (2/4)
  • (At least some) recipients are being notified (Feb 6, 2019) -- Are you a recipient?
    • Received a call from the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, UC Office of the President. The formal offer will be emailed today. 30 recipients out of 949 applicants across the UC campuses (Feb. 13). Q: if you don’t mind me asking, which campus did you get the call from?
    • The call was from Berkeley. -- Did you receive a formal email yet? (feb 14)
      • I checked with the fellowship officer this afternoon. The offer letter will arrive Friday morning. 
      • Got the formal acceptance letter Friday afternoon. 
    • Thanks for the info!
      • You are welcome! 
  • Did Berkeley people get their calls already? (Feb. 6, 2019) -- Berkeley here, I haven't heard anything so far. I tried to call to no avail (feb 12, 2019)
  • Tangential, but has anyone heard from the President's Postdocs run through any of the other schools (Minnesota, Maryland, Colorado, etc.)? (2/13)
    • Yes, I got a rejection email from Colorado last week (today is 2/13, 2019)
    • I received an email on 2/6 saying I was a finalist at Minnesota, and that decisions would be made in 10 days. I haven't heard anything yet, though, and today is 2/16. 
    • I also received an email on 2/6 letting me know I was a finalist at Minnesota. Haven't heard anything yet. Do sucessful candidates were already notified? Anyone heard from UMN? (2/19/2019)
    • I emailed Minnesota and they said that they are still finalizing things. They didn't give me a timeline, but I imagine news might come in any day. 
    • Any updates on Minnesota?  (3/5/19)
    • Still nothing on my part from Minnesota. (3/5/19)
    • Anyone have anything from Minnesota? No word yet for me. (3/12/19)
    • No word yet from Minnesota. I have sent emails and no response. (3/12/19) 
    • Has anyone heard from Minnesota? We are now just shy of two months out from the finalist list email that gave a timeline of ten days. (4/1/19)
    • Until this day I don’t understand why the person who is in charge of this program sent an email in early February informing that final decisions will take place within 10 days (2 months ago). Competition in academia is fierce and being a finalist doesn’t mean you are going to get a spot, but they just look unreliable and disorganized. I would have appreciated a little bit more of consideration to people who took their time to put together a really time-consuming application. These are the type of things that can only fly in academia, and it seems to be ok. The original deadline for notification was today, so I imagine that successful candidates have been notified already. (4/1/19). 
    • Finally got a rejection email from Minnesota on 4/3/19. A bit absurd that 10 days turned into 2 months.
  • I received a forwarded email stating that I "was not selected as among their original list of finalists." The email originated from a UC faculty member sent to a non-UC affiliated individual. I am unaware of any official affiliation of the faculty member to the Postdoc. I have yet to receive any news other than someone I know forwarding me the email. I applied for UCLA and the faculty member is at a different UC where I received my PhD. This sounds to me as either a FERPA violation or a violation of employment law - perhaps both. Any thoughts? (2/16/19)
    • It doesn't surprise me. Academia is the "old boys' club" - the diverse edition. Definitely a FERPA violation in disclosing indentifiable information without consent.
  • Anyone heard from Maryland? (2/19) Based on mentor's prior experience, we should not expect to hear back from UMD until March. (2/20)
  • Any news from UC-Santa Barbara? (2/19)
    • No news yet. Still waiting. (4/22)
  • Any acceptances or rejections from UCLA yet? Last year rejections went out on 2/16, but I saw alternates were being notified and accepted as late as end of spring.
    • I received a rejection from UCLA (but from the director of the fellowship program). I hope you're still in the running! Good luck! (2/22) x2
    • No news of acceptance or rejection here from UCLA. I wonder how big this pool is and when I'll be notified... (2/25) x2
    • last year, I did not get a rejection until 6/15, so I'm guessing everyone that hasn't been rejected is in for a long wait (2/25) [Thanks for this. Regarding the late response time-- it is obscene and entirely explotative to keep us waiting for so long. -->agreed ] -- When should we start calling them to ask about the results? Any tips? -- I would e-mail them if there's a competing offer to find out status, but other than that it seems they don't really provide much information except if you are being considered for a Chancellors. They should know that by now, I assume. They say they want to get all decisions done by end of March, but recipients usually postpone their deadline to accept to wait for job offers before accepting/rejecting, and so they push back when individual campuses get their Chancellor's pile.
    • In 2017, I received an email letting me know that I was a finalist and being considered for a Chancellor's at UCLA on March 29.  So it could still be a while.
    • I'm pretty sure that those who haven't received a rejection yet are in the running for a Chancellor's. That was the case for me last year (my mentor told me I was a Chancellor's finalist). This year my rejection came early, on 2/22. -- So you applied last year, were a finalist to the Chancellor's and this year you got a rejection? Did you change anything to your application? --> Correct. I only made minor changes to the proposal. Different reviewers, I guess. -- Thanks!
  • I am curious to hear anything about UCSC?
  • I just got a formal rejection email (from the director of the fellowship program). I applied for UCSC. Best of luck to those still in the running! (2/22) 
  • Any new from UC Irvine? Or Michigan? (2/22)
  • Has anyone heard from UC Riverside? (3/6)
    • Hi, I haven't heard anything from Riverside, but their websites say awards will be notified in March. Fingers crossed.
  • Is it true that you can potentially get comments from the committee if you have been rejected? Or is that only for people who get considered for Chancellor's?  Update: I requested comments out of curiosity and they sent by mail; as the person below mentioned, the comments were not particular lengthy or helpful to further develop anything per se. More of a reflection of what each reviewer respectively saw as positives and negatives (which were not necessarily congrous).
    • I got comments last year. But reviewers are not required to write much, and the comments I received were not all too helpful.
    • 3/20  Has anyone heard anything new? (3/22: Nope.)
  • Any news from UC San Diego? (3/24)
    • I learnt that most offers have gone out and if you are still waiting on a reply it could be the case that you are on a longer waitlist which they may or may not revisit depending on if offers get declined/accepted. Official emails from PPFP will take longer to come. (4/17)
  • Anyone heard anything about any of the campus chancellors awards? I'm waiting from UCR, but I also emailed the contact email a week ago and no news from them either. (3/28) -- Same here, waiting from UCLA!
  • I recieved an offer for UC Irvine Chancellors today (3/28). Good luck to everyone! -- Thank you! Anyone else received an offer? 
    • Still waiting to hear from UCLA. Friend waiting on Merced and another on SD. (4/1) 
    • And UC Berkeley? (4/1) x2
    • Still waiting on UCLA here as well (4/1) x2
    • Still waiting on UCR as well (4/2), though I heard folks may have gotten calls. I wonder if they are all behind in the final rejections. #pessimist 
      • I just received an email saying that I was selected for a Chancellor's at UCR (4/9). Good luck to anyone still waiting
      • ^Congratulations! When did you hear? I had called them that same day and they said they were still reviewing applications. Do you mind sharing your field by any chance?
        • ^ I got an informal email on 4/9 - haven't received the formal offer yet. I applied for psychology. 
    • At least some of the awards came just by email for chancellors. In past years, the different campuses have made award offers at vastly different times. They won't send rejections until they have gotten all the confirmed acceptances. That could take even longer because some people have TT offers they're waiting on. Hang tight!
    • After long hesitation I just called UCLA and they told me decisions are taking longer than expected, and will be out by mid-April. Hang in there folks. + President's postdoc website's "contact" section says that fellowship awards will be announced in "June 2019." My goodness. Ay, UCLA. Many thanks to you for calling.
    • Same here, I called Berkeley and I've been told that it will take additional weeks. 
    • I have not been notified yet (April 3rd) about my application (I could only apply for UCLA).  Anybody got an acceptance letter/phone call? 
    • I applied to UC Irvine and last night (4/3) received an email saying I was not being offered award at this moment, but that if something came up in the coming weeks, they would let me know (i guess their way of saying 'Alternate'), and that some applications would be forwarded to individual campuses for the Chancellor's award (but since someone else already received a Chancellor's award at UCI, I guess that takes me out of the running). 
      • Same -- waitlist email for PPFP -- and fwded application to my campus' Chancellors (4/4). Who knows how the chancellors works since its campus specific, as I (for no substantiated reason) imagine its done by now too, but I do at least know the waiting is arduous. If hope does anything for you, perhaps hold on for a few more weeks. <Fist emoji, heart emoji.>  To which campus did you apply?
      • Anybody heard back from PPFP/ UCLA Chancellor? I have not received any notifications yet.Is that a good/bad sign?
      • I saw above someone heard from UCR for Chancellors, is that right? Any others (4/12)
      • Heard from my mentor that all award emails for UCR Chancellors have been sent out and accepted at this point. Sounds like 5 offers went out last week and they have committments from each of them now, but official notifications from PPFP will still likely take a while (4/16)
    • Any news from Berkeley? I should probably assume it's a rejection by now. 
      • I have a feeling that if you haven't heard anything by now (and I personally haven't either) then yea, it's best for us (psycologically, logistically, existentially)  to assume it's a no. 

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021 - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2019

  • With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
  • The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent PhD's whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year in the Lecturer title under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, an annual salary of approximately $55,000, health benefits, and research/travel funds of $5,000. Funding and administrative support is also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.
  • Applicants must have their PhD or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation, in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.
  • Application Deadline and Notification of Award: This position will be opened until filled. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02021. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2019. Hardcopy, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to Sanjyot Mehendale at sanjyotm@berkeley.edu.
  • All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html).
  • Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the initial review date to ensure full consideration. Awards are anticipated to be announced in March, 2019.
  • For more information about Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, please visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For complete University nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
  • The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
  • University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union’s (UAW 5810) website is http://uaw5810.org/. Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/index.html.
  • Selection Criteria: Finalists will be selected on the basis of overall academic excellence, promise of future academic achievement, and the viability of their proposed research projects. Selected Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to carry out their proposed individual research projects while taking full advantage of Berkeley’s robust Buddhist studies program. This includes participating in graduate seminars, workshops, conferences, talks, and so on. Candidates can be of any citizenship or nationality.
  • All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit (See details of application here).

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies 2019–2021 - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2019Edit

  • With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
  • The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year as a Lecturer under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops. We particularly welcome applicants whose research and teaching interests complement areas covered by Berkeley's Buddhist Studies faculty. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, a salary of approximately $55,000 per annum (based on previous teaching experience), benefits, and $2,500 per annum in research/travel funds. Funding and administrative support is also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.
  • Applicants whose teaching and research interests are primarily in the area of Japanese Buddhism should apply to the Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism, administered through the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley, rather than to the Shinjo Ito Fellowship in Buddhist Studies.
  • Applicants whose teaching and research interests are primarily in the area of Chinese Buddhism should apply to the Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism, also administered through the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley, rather than to the Shinjo Ito Fellowship in Buddhist Studies.
  • Application Deadline and Notification of Award: All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02028. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2019. Hardcopy, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to Sanjyot Mehendale at sanjyotm@berkeley.edu.
  • All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html).
  • Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the initial review date to ensure full consideration. Awards are anticipated to be announced in March, 2019.
  • For more information about Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, please visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For complete University nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
  • The Center is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
  • University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union’s (UAW 5810) website is http://uaw5810.org/. Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/index.html.
  • Selection Criteria: Finalists will be selected on the basis of overall academic excellence, promise of future academic achievement, and the viability of their proposed research projects. Selected Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to carry out their proposed individual research projects while taking full advantage of Berkeley’s robust Buddhist studies program. This includes participating in graduate seminars, workshops, conferences, talks, and so on. Candidates can be of any citizenship or nationality.
  • All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit (See details of application here).

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.
  • any news?
  • none yet (5/11)
  • today's the day -- has anyone heard anything?
  • [6 Nov] Received form email stating I had not been shortlisted [x4]

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Christs College Cambridge - Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology - Deadline: 3 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology supported by the Lady Wallis Budge Fund. It will be tenable for four years from not later than 1 October 2019 and is not renewable.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career and offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment. Applications are invited from candidates who hold a first degree, or a higher degree, or who are studying for a higher degree. Candidates should not hold or have held a stipendiary research fellowship at another Oxford or Cambridge College. The successful candidate is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1 January 2017. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed less than 6 years of full-time research. The Fellowship may be held for a period not exceeding four years which may be split by a period, or periods, of intermission (unpaid) not exceeding a total of two years in duration, to enable the holder to pursue research away from Cambridge.
  • The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,771 (with a PhD) and £20,275 (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 £4,493 (with a PhD) or £2,056 (without a PhD). The stipend for a Fellow who has additional emoluments (other than that for up to six hours teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of pay received.
  • In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that the Research Fellow will take a full part in College life and activities. Where appropriate they are encouraged to undertake some undergraduate teaching during term, for which payment will be made at normal supervision rates. The Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges of 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, where appropriate, accommodation in College.
  • It should be noted that a successful candidate for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship 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 should be sent to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk to arrive no later than noon on Thursday 3rd January 2019 and should include a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience, a research statement and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to masters-assistant@christs.cam.ac.uk so that references are received by the same closing date of noon on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Candidates shortlisted for this position (expected to be advised by Monday 14th January 2019) will be required to submit to the College samples of their written work (not exceeding 20,000 words) for assessment by Monday 21st January 2019 and selected candidates may be invited to the College for interview in the week commencing 4th March 2019.

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, Clare Hall (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences - Deadline: 14 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Clare Hall is a graduate College, founded in 1966, with about twenty each of Official Fellows and Research Fellows, sixteen Professorial Fellows, forty Visiting Fellows, and one hundred and eighty Graduate Students. The President, Professorial Fellows, Official Fellows and Research Fellows comprise the Governing Body. Members and their families are welcome participants in the social life of the College, which is informal. There is limited accommodation for single persons and for families in the College. All Fellows qualify for an allowance of free meals.
  • The College proposes to elect for a period of three years, tenable from 1 October 2019.: ONE OR MORE STIPENDIARY RESEARCH FELLOWS IN THE ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND

ONE or more Non-stipendiary Research Fellows IN THE ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Non-stipendiary Research Fellows will receive a meals allowance and may apply to rent college accommodation on a paying basis, subject to availability. They will be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate financial support.
  • The awards will be made to researchers engaged in research in any field in the Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Research Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish and pursue their research in a supportive academic environment. During their tenure, Research Fellows have no college teaching duties other than to pursue their research. They are however members of the College Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees. Successful candidates are expected to be graduate students who have recently completed or who are about to complete their PhD. There is no restriction on age, sex or previous standing, except that candidates may not already have held a Research Fellowship at a college of either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge, and some preference may be given to candidates who are at a fairly early stage of their research career.
  • Research Fellows are required to live in Cambridge during Full Term but leave may be granted to work away if necessary. Small grants for research expenses may be made available on application to the Senior Tutor.
  • APPLICATION: Applications will be examined by experts in the fields concerned and by the Fellowship Committee. The final choice, however, will be made by the Governing Body, and the research proposal should therefore be written so as to convey to the non-specialist something of the interest and importance of the topic. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work for consideration, and the final round of candidates will be called for interview.
  • The College will NOT solicit references. It is therefore applicants’ responsibility to insert the email address of referees on the online Fellowship Application System, CASC, in good time, allowing adequate time for their response before the deadline of 14th February 2019. CASC sends an automatic email to referees only when an application is complete and submitted. If applicants complete their applications at the last minute, their referees will not have time to write letters. The College is unable to pay expenses incurred in attending interviews.
  • Applications must be made online using the following link: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/clh_arts.aspx
  • The closing date for receipt of all applications and references is: 14th February 2019
  • Decisions are expected by: 1st May 2019
  • Enquiries: college.registrar@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Gonville & Caius College - Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship - Deadline: 27 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Gonville & Caius College invites applications for research in one of the following fields:
  • Biblical studies, including rabbinics and patristics
  • The comparative study of religion
  • Ancient Eastern languages and literature
  • The history and social anthropology of Asia, especially Near and Middle Eastern societies in the pre-modern period
  • The Bye-Fellowship is a limited-term appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments. This one-year position is open to established researchers, including those on leave or on secondment from university posts. The successful candidate will normally have produced significant published work. Research students who have not been approved for a PhD at the date of application are not eligible. The Bye-Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2019 (or such other date as may be agreed with the successful candidate).
  • The post cannot be held in conjunction with any other appointment or award, but a limited amount of paid College teaching, and occasional lecturing and examining are normally allowed.
  • The Bye-Fellowship comes with funds of £20,000. Up to ten free meals per week in College will also be provided. The College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy). The Bye-Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge, but research trips may be permitted. The funds may be used to supplement an existing salary, pay pension contributions, or as a research grant.
  • To apply please send to the Master’s Secretary, masters.secretary@cai.cam.ac.uk to arrive not later than 27 March 2019:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • The contact details of two academic referees
  • A covering letter indicating:
    • Education, qualifications and a list of publications
    • Appointment and awards held
    • Stipend or other financial assistance receivable after 1 October 2019
    • Any appointments or awards applied for and not yet decided
    • Subject of proposed research and outline of programme
    • Any plans for travel or publications, with estimated cost
    • Any other evidence that the candidate may wish to submit

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Darwin College - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 28 Jan. 2019Edit

  • Further details and information on how to apply are available from the College Registrar, Janet Gibson, Darwin College, Cambridge, CB3 9EU (e-mail jg323@cam.ac.uk), or on the College website at http://www.dar.cam.ac.uk/research-fellowships
  • Adrian Research Fellowship in history or anthropology of science or medicine in societies and cultures other than the modern West effective from 1 October 2019
  • This is a stipendiary Research Fellowship. Candidates’ research interest must be in the field of history or anthropology of science or medicine in societies and cultures other than the modern West
  • The closing date for applications is 28 January 2019.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) Department of Politics and International Studies - Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate - Deadline: 1 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
  • Environmental Politics, History and Justice in Africa
  • We invite applications for a 3-year, fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral research associate to be part of the newly established Philomathia Africa Programme, with funding from the Isaac Newton Trust. The post holder will work under the supervision of Dr Adam Branch, Director of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than October 2019.
  • We are open to any specialty within the broad areas of environmental politics, environmental history, or environmental justice in Africa, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Philomathia Africa Programme. We welcome candidates with expertise in politics, geography, history, anthropology, political ecology, sociology, African studies, development studies, or other relevant fields. The applicant should have a PhD submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application.
  • The post holder will engage in high-level research, publish in their specialist field, and contribute to teaching and supervision of MPhil students in African Studies and/or Politics and International Studies. They will also assist in the administration of the Philomathia Africa Programme. The postdoctoral research associate will work alongside a team of scholars, students, and activists in Cambridge and in several African universities, conducting their own research and contributing to broader agendas. The holder should be interested in interdisciplinary inquiry into contemporary environmental issues and as well as in contributing to the development of ideas around environmental justice.
  • Experience working with African universities and Africa-based researchers and civil society is a distinct advantage, as s knowledge of at least one African language. The post holder will be expected and enabled to travel to Africa to undertake research, participate in conferences, and build our networks and relations.
  • The salary for the Research Associate starts at £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, if you have not yet received your PhD you will be appointed as a Research Assistant and the salary will be starting at £26,243 to £31,302* per annum until the PhD is awarded.
  • You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 2 pages together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the HSPS HR Office to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20267
  • Informal inquiries should be directed to Adam Branch by email, arb209@cam.ac.uk Interviews will be held in May 2019.
  • Please quote reference JB18034 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.
  • Any news? Longlisting is meant to happen today (11/12)

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.
  • Any news on this? I remember that last year I received a rejection on December 15th, which was a Friday; wondering if it'll be the same this year. (12/14).
  • Nothing here. I feel like this can't be good news. Cambridge is on break and interviews are scheduled for Jan. 11. Seems (almost) too late to let people know. (Dec. 21)
  • Yes, I think you're right. When I've been invited to JRF interviews previously, it was generally with 2 weeks' notice. With the Christmas break etc., it's likely that they have notified shortlisted candidates by now. (12/21)
  • Invited for an interview (Jan 7)
  • What? You heard today (Jan 7), about an interview taking place on the 11th?
    • Yes. I, too, was surprised. Perhaps someone else turned down their interview and a new spot opened up. Or perhaps they were just running behind. Luckily they are willing to do it on Skype. 

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. x2

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
  • Any news? I think longlisted people were meant to hear yesterday. (11/1)
    • Just received confirmation of longlisting (12/1, 16:00 GMT)

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, Lucy Cavendish College (UK:Eng) - Alice Tong Sze Research Fellowship for Women - Deadline: 14 Dec. 2018Edit

Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, is offering a stipendiary Research Fellowship for a woman* who holds a PhD**. The appointment will be for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2019 and will be renewable annually until 30 September 2022, when the Research Fellowship will terminate.  The Research Fellowship will be for research in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, or between these areas and the sciences, in an area that relates scholarship to current interdisciplinary issues facing the world, particularly with relevance to women.

The stipend for the Research Fellowship will be £21600 per annum, depending on funding already available to the candidate.  Candidates who wish to hold the Research Fellowship on a part-time basis will also be considered, in which case the stipend would be pro-rata.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake four hours of small group teaching a week during term (for which an additional payment will be made), to become a member of the College, normally to reside in Cambridge and to participate fully in College life.

Stipendiary Research Fellows are entitled to a meals allowance and a small travel/book grant and may also be offered subsidised accommodation in College, subject to availability, or a living out allowance. The College endeavours to be family-friendly.

With the kind support of CRASSH, it is hoped that the successful candidate for the Alice Tong Sze research fellowship will be to be accommodated within CRASSH and would take an active part in CRASSH and its programme of activities. (www.crassh.cam.ac.uk)

The appointment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing satisfactory evidence of the right to work in England in the capacity offered, together with proof of entry clearance/leave to remain.

Application details can be found at http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk 

The College has exemption from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 relating to gender. The successful candidate must hold a doctorate at the time of the start of the appointment in October 2019

  • Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14 December 2018 at 12 Noon.  Closing date for receipt of references is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 12 Noon. All times are UK Time (GMT).

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
  • Rejection received 9 January. x3


Has anyone heard about this? No rejection but radio silence otherwise. (1/26)

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - Research Associate - Deadline: 28 Feb. 2019Edit

  • The McDonald Institute invites applications for the fourth 'Renfrew Fellowship' in archaeology, to be held in association with a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton College. Named in honour of the Institute's founding Director, Professor Colin Renfrew, this three-year postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of a stipend at Research Associate level. Homerton College will provide rent-free accommodation plus associated benefits as specified in the Further Particulars. An allowance of £6,000 p.a. will be provided for a Fellow who wishes to live out. In addition, the Fellow will be entitled to up to £2,000 p.a. research expenses (jointly provided through the McDonald Institute and Homerton College), for conference attendance, travel for training etc and the opportunity to apply through open competition for up to £5,000 p.a. for fieldwork funds from the D. M. McDonald Grants and Awards Fund. The successful applicant will take up his/her fellowship on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Applicants must have been awarded their PhD a maximum of 7 years prior to the closing date shown below, and have had their PhD successfully examined by the same date. They should propose an intellectually innovative, well-focussed research project within any field of archaeology, broadly construed. The successful applicant will, by carrying out that project, complement and enhance the research profile of archaeology at Cambridge and will also help to stimulate and shape the postdoctoral research culture of the Institute.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20140. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Applications are a two-stage process. Please do not apply without consulting the further particulars as these give you essential information about the procedure and the documents you need to submit. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Emma Jarman (eaj31@cam.ac.uk)
  • Please quote reference JC17917 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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 (UK:Eng), post-doctoral research associate - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project (2017-22), ARCTIC CULT (Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands), led by Dr. Richard Powell.
  • The ARCTIC CULT project investigates the construction of the Arctic that emerged from the exploration of the region by Europeans and North Americans and their contacts with indigenous people from the middle of the sixteenth century. It examines that ways that texts, cartographic representations and objects were collected in the Arctic and returned to metropolitan sites. The project aspires to a new understanding of the consequences of colonial representations and decolonial processes for debates about the Circumpolar Arctic today.
  • The PDRA is for 2.5 years and is to research the case of ‘The search for the origin of the Inuit and Ultima Thule’. The duties of the PDRA position will include research at archives, libraries, museums and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. The details of the post are included in the further particulars (see further particulars by following the link below for details).
  • The candidate will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD (or similar qualification). Relevant disciplinary backgrounds include but are not limited to: human geography, cultural anthropology, indigenous history, colonial history, museum studies, global history, history of science. Candidates will have knowledge and/or experience of research into the cultures and peoples of the Circumpolar Arctic (or related issues), excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and with colleagues in a team, and good data analysis and IT skills. Fluency in English is essential. For the post, knowledge and reading of relevant languages is desirable, including ability in one or more of the following: Inuktitut, Kalaallisut, and Danish.
  • The project team are based at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will have office space in the SPRI.
  • Fixed-Term: The funding supporting the post ends in September 2021 in the first instance.
  • The closing dates for applications is 11th March 2019 in Cambridge.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on 26 March 2019 in Cambridge. Ideally, the candidate would start as soon as soon as possible.

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.
  • Rejected: 1 November

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.
  • Rejection received via email 1 Nov.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), University Library - Research Assistant/Associate x 3 - SHORT Deadline: 9 Jan. 2019]Edit

PSA: the very short advertising period for this position may mean the university is unable to sponsor visas for candidates. AFII (talk) 09:32, January 4, 2019 (UTC)

  • The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project: a Collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg is a two-year project which aims to conserve, catalogue and digitise the medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts across Cambridge collections, including the University Library, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the colleges, alongside the Greek manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Palatina.
  • Three posts are available for Research Associates with responsibility for researching, cataloguing and describing the Greek manuscripts in Cambridge. They will produce catalogue descriptions in TEI format following in-house guidelines and prepare them for publication via Cambridge Digital Library. They will also be responsible for disseminating project research via conference presentations, seminars and written publications and for planning and delivering a programme of public outreach activities.
  • Applicants should hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field, preferably a doctorate, and have a proven ability to read and catalogue manuscripts in ancient and medieval Greek; knowledge of Greek palaeography and codicology would be an advantage. Demonstrable research skills in Classics, History, Literature or Library Studies are essential. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, IT skills, and have the ability to work both on their own and as part of a team. Experience in using XML/TEI to create catalogue records would be an advantage.
  • Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience is recognised), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded or submitted appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded. If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19594. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, 01223 333149, e-mail: sp510@cam.ac.uk
  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th January 2019.
  • Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 21st January 2019.

This post is available with immediate effect for two years from the date of appointment.

Please quote reference VE17439 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Harper and Schmidt Fellows - Deadline: 12 Oct. 2018 - INTERVIEW INVITATIONS REPORTED [HUM]; ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED [SOSC]Edit

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.
  • Is it too early to ask whether anyone has heard anything? (11/1)
  • Nothing here as of 11/9 x2  
  • Last year, they sent out interview requests 1/11
  • Oof, that's a long wait. I was hoping they'd try to do interviews around AHA, which is in Chicago in January.
  • Received email requesting additional materials (12/21)
  • Could I ask if you applied in the Humanities or Social Sciences track? [answer: humanities] x3 (also humanities)
  • Did they ask for additional materials from anyone in the Social Sciences track? [1/2]
    • Request for additional materials [SOSC] - Jan. 15. x2
  • Any interview requests? (1/11/19)
  • I contacted the office and was told that the HUM committee has not yet established their list of finalists for on-campus interviews. No other information. (1/15/19)
    • Do we have any information on the HUM interviews? Is there any reason to think they haven't sent out requests yet?
    • I contacted the office again on 1/23 and was told that the committee was running behind schedule and had not sent out any interview invitations yet. If anyone else has any more up-to-date / inside info, please share!
    • Called again today (1/29) and there are STILL no updates! For those who got the email requesting additional materials, those applications are "still active." While there is no clear timeline moving forward, the university will be closed tomorrow (and possibly Thursday) due to extreme weather. I seriously doubt that anyone will hear from them this week. 
    • Thank you for calling to check the status! I'm surprised it is taking so much longer than last year, especially because I recall some email suggested they would hold on-campus interviews at the end of January or beginning of February.
    • Received an email saying I've been selected for an on-campus interview on 1/28 for the Humanities track. Email asked about my availability from February 4-26, though this was before the weather late last week.
      • Could you share which specific track you applied for? I'm wondering if they're handlng the different tracks within Humanities separately. 
        • It was for philosophy/philosophical perspectives
      • Anyone hear about Language and the Human or Media Aesthetics?  
      • I applied for Language and the Human -- I got the initial email asking for additional materials, but I haven't heard anything since. It's unclear to me whether they are still sending out interview invitations at this point.
      • I've called the office a few times over the last month, and I'm hesitant to keep pestering them (they've always been very helpful and courteous, however). If someone else wants to take one for the team and contact them, I know that a lot of people checking this wiki would be very grateful!
      • I called the office today (2/7). I was told the interviewing process was going to be somewhat rolling this year - we should know whether we were selected for interviews by the end of the month.
      • Thank you! This is super helpful. It's annoying that they're taking so long, but at least there's still hope for those of us who haven't heard anything.
      • Did anyone else here anything in February? Does that mean they're done sending out interview invites?
      • I called the office last week (2/27) to ask about whether interview invitations had already been sent for the Social Sciences (didn't ask about Humanities). They said that the SOSC committee is still figuring out which courses they are going to offer next year, so they haven't yet selected SOSC candidates for interviews. According to the person I spoke with, SOSC courses should be determined soon and the emails for SOSC interviewees will be sent in the next couple of weeks.
      • March 8: Can anyone confirm whether they've heard anything from any of the Humanities tracks about interviews? I got an additional materials request, but have heard nothing. I assume interviews are already set up, but I don't gather that that's been confirmed here.... Thanks!
      • March 8 (re March 8 too): I am in the same situation as you, haven't heard anything since the additional materials request.
      • April 2: I had my interview (HUM) in Feb. I called them up last week to inquire about the outcome. The coordinator said that they would inform candidates "next or next-to-next" week. So, successful candidates should hear this or next week. Good luck, everyone!
        • Which HUM track?
      • April 8: Also had an interview in Feb (not the April 2 poster) for the phil perspectives track. Called and learned that an offer is out for hum and that they're still waiting to find out whether there will be more than the one position available.
  • SOSC people who received requests for additional materials: have any of you received interview invitations? (2/15)
  • Out of curiosity, what are the additional materials they request?
    • They asked for teaching evaluations, 1-2 syllabi from previous courses taught, and a writing sample (up to 50 pages)
  • If I applied SOSC and didn't get the request, am I toast? Or are there multiple waves?
    • If you look at last year's wiki, it seems like there is evidence that different tracks w/in SOSC do things differently.
    • Anybody else in Social Science get requests? 

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor in Migration and Multicultural Societies - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

  • 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 (IL) - Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 2019-21 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • 12/3 short-list of candidates invited to interview
  • --Did you receive an interview request?
  • Interviewed 12/11, have not heard back yet.
  • email rejection [Jan 9]
  • 01/22 - Any news on this?
  • Received acceptance offer ~1/25 (have heard the same from other candidates--we have until 3/1 to decide)

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 Colorado Boulder (USA: CO) - Scholar in Residence - Modern Latin American History Deadline: 1 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy and the History Department invite applications to join our new, interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence. Selections will be made on the basis of candidates’ relevance to our theme for the year, “American Identities,” as well as on their ability to promote the larger mission of the CWCTP, as described below. The CWCTP Scholar in Residence is a one-year, non-tenure-track, Scholar-in-Residence appointment. An extended letter of interest should describe in some detail the candidate’s fit with the Center’s theme and larger mission, and it should also describe a research or intellectual project to be accomplished over the course of the year. The letter should articulate the intellectual significance of this project, the sort of tangible results that will be achieved by the end of the appointment, and how those results can contribute to the Center, the Department of History and the broader university community. 
  • The History Department is specifically interested in applicants whose research and teaching expertise is in modern Latin American history and who contend with the theme of “American Identities” from Latin Americanist perspectives. In addition, applications should include a CV and list of at least three references. 
  • Scholars in Residence should expect to teach two courses per academic year (one per semester). They will participate regularly in the extended community of both the Center and the Department of History through attendance at lectures, engagement with students, and participation in the academic life of the University.
  • To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format:
    • Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
    • Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
    • PDF List of References (with contact information)
    • Statement of Research Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Research).
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).
  • Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Copenhagen (DEN) - Postdoc positions in architectural history, church history, history and history of law - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Postdocs at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possibility of a one-year extension)
  • Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History (https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=148663). PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen. The centre is launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and will run for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension.
  • The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars. The center launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history.
  • PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Modern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an integrated approach in which a team of scholars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared responsibility across academic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for interactive research education.
  • PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisciplinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team trawls Early Modern material: letters, laws, political manuals, newspapers, sermons, visual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, community records etc. for notions of privacy, analyzing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(person/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as boundaries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and community; decrees regarding individuals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeconomia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and political power over ‘heretical’ mindsets; and architectural demarcation of individuals’ place in a household. For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/
  • Deadline 15 April 2019
  • The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.
  • A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.
  • The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/join-us/recruitment-seminar-2019/. Deadline for applications for the recruitment seminar is 10 February 2019.

University College Dublin (IRL) - R.Dudley Edwards Fellowship in Irish History - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2018Edit

  • As part of its programme to provide post-doctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin invites applications for a prestigious Newman Fellowship in Irish History 1400-1978.
  • R. Dudley Edwards changed forever the way Irish history was written. His work sowed the seeds for a whole new way of understanding of this island’s past. All of those working on Ireland’s history since the 1930s have been affected by his vision for the study of the past.
  • Edwards was driver of a series of initiatives that revolutionized the study of Irish history from the 1930s to the 1980s. His teaching, organizational skills and insight professionalized the field by grounding it in archives, the verifiable records of the past. This revolution in historical work not only laid the modern foundations for UCD Archives and its history departments but created a framework in which non-sectarian and non-ideological analyses of Irish history became possible.
  • The Fellow will work on an agreed topic in Irish history situated in the period spanning 1400-1978 (the latter date reflecting R. Dudley Edwards’ ‘Agenda for Irish history 1978-2018’, Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 21 (1978). The holder of the Fellowship will be expected to re-examine the role of the ‘empirical’ or ‘scientific’ model first advanced for Irish history by Edwards and his collaborators in the 1930s in the context of the intellectual concerns of the 21st century. The ideal candidate, therefore, will be expected to demonstrate proven skills in handling primary source material but also show a good awareness of historiographical debate. Awareness of the impact of archive formation in determining the contours of historical research would significantly strengthen an application.
  • The Fellowship holder will be expected to produce an original monograph, participate in public lecture and outreach activities and engage in one conference and one witness seminar aimed at assessing the impact of R. Dudley Edwards on the research and teaching of Irish history.
  • The UCD School of History is the largest department of history on the Island of Ireland. It is ranked in the top 100 History Schools worldwide. It is particularly strong in all areas of Irish history.
  • Informal enquiries regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Professor John McCafferty (john.mccafferty@ucd.ie).
  • A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form, a copy of your CV and two copies of the Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be returned to: UCD Graduate Studies, Tierney Building, Belfield, Dublin 4 - T: 01 716 4047 - E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie
  • The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 7th December 2018.
  • The starting date for this two-year fellowship is, within reason, negotiable.
  • To find out more about the Newman Fellowship Programme, please visit: http://www.ucdfoundation.ie/newman-fellowship/

University College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The School of History at University College Dublin wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level 1) to undertake research upon the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) from a global history perspective. This position has been created as a part of the Irish Research Council 2018 Laureate Starting Grant ‘Revolutions in the Age of Acceleration. A Global Political History,’ awarded to Dr Mark Jones.
  • This position is available from 1 February 2019 and is for 12 months duration. In accordance with the Irish University Association guidelines, it comes with a gross salary of €36,488 (payable over 12 months), as well as employer contributions to pension and social welfare (PRSI). There is additional funding for travel and research expenses incurred during the project (including for travel between Ireland and Mexico).
  • The successful candidate should have an interest in the development of global history approaches to the history of revolution and counter-revolution in the early 20th century. She/He should hold or be about to obtain a PhD in the field of Mexican history. She/He will have already completed research on the Mexican Revolution and have demonstrable experience of working with archival materials held by libraries and archives in Mexico. Candidates who have completed or are about to complete a PhD in a closely related field are welcome to apply for this position. However, such applicants must state clearly in their application letters why they feel that they are suitable for this position.
  • Salary: €36,854 per annum
  • Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies. (vacancy area: research + school unit: history)
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

University College Dublin (IRL) - UCD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (War Studies) - Deadline: 4 Mar. 2019Edit

  • School of History (Temporary, 12 Months)
  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1 in the UCD Centre for War Studies, School of History. This is a temporary post.
  • The School of History at University College Dublin wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level 1) to undertake research upon the history of revolution from global perspective in the era 1890 to 1930. Preference is for candidates with established research interests in the history of Mexico or China, however, candidates with research interests in any area of revolutionary history from this period will be considered. Applications from candidates with a background in Cuban, Philippine, Iranian or Ottoman history are particularly welcome to apply. Should it be required, the university will support an application for a work-visa for the successful candidate.
  • This position has been created as a part of the Irish Research Council 2018 Laureate Starting Grant ‘Revolutions in the Age of Acceleration. A Global Political History,’ awarded to Dr Mark Jones. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the overall project while producing a publication that explores her/his area of expertise using a global perspective.
  • Fixed Salary: €37,223 per annum
  • Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 4 March 2019

University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019Edit

  • The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to support the work of the Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes (CAAL) project.
  • Reporting to Tim Williams, the Principal Investigator, the Research Fellow will undertake a number of activities to support the documentation, digitisation and open access dissemination of archaeological information from across the vast Central Asian region. The project will draw together archaeological data from existing archives, country-based monument records, remote-sensing, field surveys, and other research databases, to create a Historic Environment Record for the whole region. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the authorship of papers and reports on a diverse range of Central Asian archaeological and heritage related topics and themes. The Research Fellow will also assist the project team in assessing the impact of the project, and with the intellectual design and logistical support of a series of planned workshops across the region.
  • The post is available until 30 September 2023 (in the first instance).
  • The Research Fellow will have a PhD in archaeology or a related field. They will have demonstrated knowledge of and research experience in Central Asian archaeology. They will have experience in computational and/or digital approaches in archaeology and in remote sensing and GIS (ideally ArcGIS, and/or QGIS). They will also have experience in archaeological field documentation and in using and maintaining databases.
  • The Research Fellow will also have the proven ability to undertake research of the highest quality, with a strong publications record for the career stage.
  • UCL vacancy reference: 1791023
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
  • Queries about the post can be emailed to Tim Williams at tim.d.williams@ucl.ac.uk. Questions about the application process should be emailed to Louisa Goldsmith at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk.
  • Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

University of Dayton (USA:OH) - Post Doc Fellow; Human Rights, Transitional Justice/Advocacy, and US-Vietnam War - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2019Edit

  • This position is based in the Human Rights Center (HRC) to conduct research on transitional justice and advocacy relating to the US-Vietnam War. The primary purpose of this research is to explore: 1) the types of justice-seeking that have occurred within the US-Vietnam War context, 2) the effectiveness of the various types of justice-seeking (e.g., veteran movements, memorialization, film and media, legal remedies, the Russell Tribunal), 3) comparison of the US-Vietnam context with other past human rights violations contexts, such as slavery reparations and justice for indigenous peoples, and 4) the impact and implications of the war’s legacy in contemporary US society, politics and military engagement including in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fellow will be supervised by the HRC Executive Director and will hold additional teaching and other duties to support various scholarship aspects of the HRC portfolio.
  • Start Date August/September 2019. One year term with possibility of renewal.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD (in hand or expected before date of hire) in a legal, social scientific or humanities field.
  • Research expertise in transitional justice or human rights.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in analysis related to US military and/or Vietnamese/Indochinese relations and/or history.
  • Effective written communication skills necessary to author research reports and publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to engage in international travel.
  • Due to the nature of the work US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses
  • Field research experience in Vietnam/Indochina.
  • Field research experience in USA.
  • Demonstrated successful experience engaging in human rights advocacy projects.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and deliver research presentations.

University of Derby (UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Fellow - History - Deadline: 5 Mar. 2019Edit

  • This fixed-term two year position is being offered as part of our commitment to enhance the research profile of research in the Humanities and the work of the Identity, Culture and Representation Research Cluster, and the post holder will be required to help sustain the momentum gained from our 2014 REF submission. The position offers the opportunity to work closely with the Research Lead in Humanities and the ICR Cluster within a thriving research environment and we are seeking to appoint an individual who can make a significant contribution to research in the areas of Enlightenment and Georgian social and cultural history c1714-1820. The primary purpose of the role is to undertake individual and/or collaborative research activity resulting in high-quality publications and to identify and help develop research funding opportunities.
  • Having gained proven experience in research and being a specialist in Enlightenment and/or Georgian social and cultural history or a related subject area such as Historical Geography with a relevant PhD, and working with the Research Lead in Humanities, you will take appropriate initiatives towards setting up new research projects, contributing ideas and developing research methodologies and techniques. Furthermore, you will regularly publish high quality papers and book chapters in academic outlets and present research findings at conferences whilst contributing as necessary to teaching through supervision of postgraduate students and/or the supervision of projects. There will also be opportunities to assist with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching should you wish to pursue them.
  • For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Professor Paul Elliott, Research Lead for Humanities – p.elliott@derby.ac.uk
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
  • Application procedure: jobs.derby.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2244&forced=2

University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - UEA Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019 - Deadline: 7 Jan 2019Edit

  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for Early Career Fellowships to be held at UEA, to start between 1 September 2019 and 1 May 2020. Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.
  • Each year the Faculty supports a limited number of applications for projects in: the School of Art, Media, and American Studies; the School of History; the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing; and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.
  • Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. UEA is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of these fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of their host School. For more information see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/home/research/fellowships.
  • A candidate may submit only one application per year. Previously unsuccessful applicants may reapply.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Career Development Fellow in Classics - Deadline: 3 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Classics for one year from 1 September 2019. The Department’s coverage includes Greek and Latin language, literature, and philosophy; ancient history; classical art and archaeology; Byzantine studies, post-Classical Latin, and the classical tradition/ history of reception. Applicants in any of these fields are welcome. The appointee will devote most of their time to the completion of a programme of research, but will also gain experience in research-led teaching and large-scale lecturing and will organise a symposium in the area of their interests. Candidates will normally have obtained their PhD since 31 December 2017.
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) 3rd April 2019.
  • For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' butto

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2018Edit

  • The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a three-year Research Fellow to participate in the research project ‘Another World: East Africa and the Global 1960s’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Research Fellow will develop and research a discrete project on the history of global connection and disconnection in East Africa. The Research Fellow will also participate in the project’s wider research and knowledge exchange activities.
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, nationality and citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation or transgender status.
  • Our School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and we welcome applications from women and BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • Applications should include a CV, cover letter, indicative research proposal and two references.
  • This post is available from 01 March 2019 on a full time basis (35 hours per week), working pattern arrangements can be flexible, but must suit the business needs.
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 5th December 2018. For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow (Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history) - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2019Edit

  • We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education and classicising learning in the Tang/Song period. The Research Fellow should have strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies. This post is part of a comparative research project focusing on the Byzantine and middle period Chinese (Tang/Song) empires, titled ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: Cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideia and Tang/Song xue’ (PAIXUE), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC CoG 726371, 2017–2022) and co-directed by Niels Gaul and Curie Virág. It is therefore essential that the postholder be genuinely interested in engaging with Byzantine learned culture and practices from a comparative vantage point, and willing to develop the requisite skills and methodologies. Research interests in performance studies, social performances (of learning), and medieval ritualised communication, or willingness to engage with these, would be an advantage. The postholder will pursue his/her own research in close cooperation with the project team, and is expected to present the results of his/her work in a scholarly monograph written with a comparative angle and to co-author at least cross-disciplinary article with a Byzantinist team member.
  • The Research Fellow will become a core member of the small PAIXUE project team that will consist of two Byzantinists and two Sinologists (including the project directors). PAIXUE constitutes the first attempt to study classicising learning and its social, political, and intellectual ramifications systematically and in-depth across two medieval imperial systems, the Byzantine and Tang/Song empires.
  • This post is full time fixed-term for 28 months starting on 1st April 2019, and may be renewable for another 12 months depending on the availability of funding at the end of financial year 2020/21.
  • Salary: £33,199 - £39, 609 (per annum)
  • Closing date: 12th February 2019 at 5pm (GMT)

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society: Beyond Disease - Deadline: 8 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society: Beyond Disease
  • UE07, £33,199 - £39,609
  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Centre to design and deliver a qualitative research project concerned with changing understandings of disease in biomedicine and society, and the shifting boundaries between pathology and normality (e.g. in neuroscience and ageing; genetics and cognition, etc.). The successful applicant will also contribute to the development of the Centre’s knowledge exchange strategy and to its programme of ‘responsive mode’ research following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of established and emerging leaders in medical social science and humanities, and to help shape a programme of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the role and direction of biomedicine in modern society.
  • We are seeking applicants with a strong background in a relevant social science subject (e.g. science and technology studies, sociology, empirical bioethics etc.), including experience of conducting in-depth qualitative research and data analysis.
  • We welcome applications from everyone regardless of nationality, gender or ethnic group. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • Applicants should supply a full CV plus a short (approx. one page) outline of a possible research project you might wish to pursue should you be appointed to this position. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Martyn Pickersgill (martyn.pickersgill@ed.ac.uk).
  • Interviews to be held in late February, with a start date as early as possible thereafter.
  • 1. Job Details
  • Job title: Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society: Beyond Disease
  • School/Support Department: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
  • Unit (if applicable): Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society/Usher Institute
  • Line manager: Dr Martyn Pickersgill
  • 2. Job Purpose
  • To (a) develop and undertake a (likely Edinburgh-based) qualitative research project (co-developed with Dr Martyn Pickersgill and Professor Steve Sturdy) concerned with changing understandings of disease in biomedicine and society, and the shifting boundaries between pathology and normality (e.g. in neuroscience and ageing; genetics and cognition, etc.); and (b) contribute more generally to the scholarly and engagement activities of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society.
  • 3. Main Responsibilities
  • Co-develop (with Dr Martyn Pickersgill and Professor Steve Sturdy) a research project concerned with changing understandings of disease in biomedicine and society, and the shifting boundaries between pathology and normality (e.g. in neuroscience and ageing; genetics and cognition, etc.), including literature searches and reviews relevant to the study, planning appropriate research methods, and pilot work. 10%
  • Undertake in-depth research (employing interviews and/or other qualitative and/or documentary methods as appropriate) with scientists, clinicians, patients, and any other relevant stakeholders (e.g. funders, carers), in order to answer the research questions to be addressed through the co-developed study. 20%
  • Take a lead role in the analysis of all data, meeting regularly with Dr Pickersgill and Professor Sturdy to do so, and drawing upon the expertise of other members of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society management team where relevant. 10%
  • Take a lead role in writing up the results of the study, alongside Dr Pickersgill and Professor Sturdy, for key journals in social science, as well as medical humanities and biomedicine. 20%
  • Contribute to the development of the Centre knowledge exchange strategy, including working with diverse stakeholders in order to both inform and enhance the impact of the research. 20%
  • Contribute to the Centre aims to produce ‘responsive mode’ research and position statements following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. 20%
  • Where appropriate, up to 5% of time may also be made available from the above responsibilities to contribute to lecturing and other teaching activities, in keeping with the post-holder’s career development needs. 20%
  • Essential: PhD (or near completion) in a relevant social science subject (e.g. science and technology studies, sociology, empirical bioethics etc.)

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow: Data Practices in Biomedicine - Deadline: 8 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society within the usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Centre to design and deliver a qualitative research project concerned with some aspect of the development of data practices in biomedicine since the 1960s. The successful applicant will also contribute to the development of the Centre’s knowledge exchange strategy and to its programme of ‘responsive mode’ research following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of established and emerging leaders in medical social science and humanities, and to help shape a programme of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the role and direction of biomedicine in modern society.
  • We are seeking applicants with a strong background in qualitative research in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. history and/or sociology of biomedicine, science and technology studies, empirical bioethics etc.). We welcome applications from everyone regardless of nationality, gender or ethnic group. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • The post is fixed term for 36 Months
  • Applicants should supply a full CV plus a short (approx. one page) outline of a possible research project you might wish to pursue should you be appointed to this position.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Steve Sturdy (s.sturdy@ed.ac.uk).
  • Interviews to be held in late February, with a start date as early as possible thereafter.
  • 1. Job Details
  • Job title: Research Fellow: Data Practices in Biomedicine
  • School/Support Department: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
  • Unit (if applicable): Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society/Usher Institute
  • Line manager: Prof Steve Sturdy
  • 2. Job Purpose
  • To develop and undertake a qualitative research project (co-developed with Professor Steve Sturdy and colleagues in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society) concerned with some aspect of the development of data practices in biomedicine since the 1960s, and to contribute more generally to the scholarly and engagement activities of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society.
  • 3. Main Responsibilities (Approx % of time)
  • Co-develop (with Professor Steve Sturdy) a qualitative research project concerned with some aspect of the development of data practices in biomedicine since the 1960s, including literature searches and reviews relevant to the study, planning appropriate research methods, and pilot work. 10%
  • Undertake in-depth research (employing documentary analysis of published and archival literature, oral history interviews, and/or other qualitative methods as appropriate) to answer the research questions identified through the co-developed study. 20%
  • Take a lead role in the analysis of all research findings, meeting regularly with Professor Sturdy to do so, and drawing upon the expertise of other members of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society team where relevant. 10%
  • Take a lead role in writing up the results of the study, alongside Professor Sturdy and other members of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society team where relevant, for key journals in medical humanities and social science, as well as biomedical and other outlets where appropriate. 20%
  • Contribute to the development of the Centre knowledge exchange strategy, including working with diverse stakeholders in order to both inform and enhance the impact of the research. 20%
  • Contribute to the Centre aims to produce ‘responsive mode’ research and position statements following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. 20%
  • Where appropriate, up to 5% of time may also be made available from the above responsibilities to contribute to lecturing and other teaching activities, in keeping with the post-holder’s career development needs.
  • essential: PhD (or near completion) in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. history and/or sociology of biomedicine, science and technology studies, empirical bioethics etc.)

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow in Global Health Governance - Deadline: 8 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Centre to design and deliver a qualitative research project concerned with some aspect of priority-setting in global health institutions in recent decades. The successful applicant will also contribute to the development of the Centre’s knowledge exchange strategy and to its programme of ‘responsive mode’ research following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of established and emerging leaders in medical social science and humanities, and to help shape a programme of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the role and direction of biomedicine in modern society.
  • We are seeking applicants with a strong background in a relevant social science subject (e.g. politics and international relations, public health policy, history, sociology, STS etc.), including experience of conducting in-depth qualitative research and data analysis.
  • We welcome applications from everyone regardless of nationality, gender or ethnic group. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • Applicants should supply a full CV plus a short (approx. one page) outline of a possible research project you might wish to pursue should you be appointed to this position. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Devi Sridhar (devi.sridhar@ed.ac.uk).
  • The post is fixed term for 24 months
  • Interviews to be held in late February, with a start date as early as possible thereafter.
  • 1. Job Details
    Job title: Research Fellow in Global Health Governance
    School/Support Department: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
    Unit (if applicable): Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, Usher Institute
    Line manager: Prof Devi Sridhar
  • 2. Job Purpose
    To (a) develop and undertake a qualitative research project (co-developed with Professors Devi Sridhar and Steve Sturdy) concerned with some aspect of priority-setting in global in recent decades; and (b) contribute more generally to the scholarly and engagement activities of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and the Global Health Governance Programme..
  • 3. Main Responsibilities (Approx. % of time)
    Co-develop (with Professors Devi Sridhar and Steve Sturdy) a research project concerned with some aspect of priority-setting in global health institutions in recent decades, including literature searches and reviews relevant to the study, planning appropriate research methods, and pilot work. 10%
    Undertake in-depth research (including, as appropriate, archival research, oral history and in-depth interviews with relevant stakeholders e.g. funders, scientists and health professionals, and other qualitative and/or documentary methods), in order to answer the research questions to be addressed through the co-developed study. 20%
    Take a lead role in the analysis of all data, meeting regularly with Professors Devi Sridhar and Steve Sturdy to do so, and drawing upon the expertise of other members of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and Global Health Governance teams where relevant. 10%
    Take a lead role in writing up the results of the study, alongside Professors Devi Sridhar and Steve Sturdy, for key journals in public health, medical humanities and social science. 20%
    Contribute to the development of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and Global Health Governance Programme’s knowledge exchange strategy, including working with diverse stakeholders in order to both inform and enhance the impact of the research. 20%
    Contribute to the Centre aims to produce ‘responsive mode’ research and position statements following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. 20%
    Where appropriate, up to 5% of time may also be made available from the above responsibilities to contribute to lecturing and other teaching activities, in keeping with the post-holder’s career development needs.
  • Essential: PhD (or near completion) in a relevant social science subject (e.g. politics and international relations, public health policy, history, sociology, STS etc.)

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Research Fellow - Gurus, Anti-gurus, and Media in North India - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2018Edit

  • You will conduct qualitative research on mediatised anti-superstition activism and related themes in Delhi and Mumbai on a Leverhulme Trust funded project that aims to document and interpret the mediatisation of anti-superstition activism in north India. You will have a PhD in anthropology or a related field such as media studies, sociology, religious studies, and expertise in qualitative research and media/discourse analysis. Travel to India to conduct the research will be required.
  • This full time (35 hours), fixed term post is available for 36 months from 10 March, 2019.
  • For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Leventis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 28 Apr. 2019Edit

  • The above full-time post is available from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2021 in the College of Humanities.
  • Through the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hellenic Studies. This full-time, fixed-term post is available from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2021. The successful applicant will carry out and publish research, give papers and do a limited amount of teaching.
  • The research to be carried out can be on any aspect of ancient Greek culture (e.g. art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, scholarship, social/political practice) that falls within either the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society or the Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond. Research synergies with other members of the Department are also desirable.
  • About you: The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to carry out and publish research in Hellenic Studies, and to support and contribute to seminars and conferences at the same level. They will demonstrate the potential to teach effectively in their area of expertise.
  • Applications should include a CV, a research proposal (up to three pages in length, including bibliography), a covering letter and details of three referees. Short-listed candidates will also be asked to provide a writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words.
  • For further information please contact Dr Richard Flower, e-mail R.Flower@exeter.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 28 Apr. 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: 27 Mar. 2019Edit

  • This new part-time post is available from 1st June 2019 on a fixed term basis until 31st May 2021.
  • Summary of the position: The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a collaborative European project led by Prof Fabrizio Nevola entitled Public Renaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present and funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).
  • The central concept of the project is that of a “Public Renaissance”, by which we intend to examine both the urban cultures of public space in the early modern era, and to set this into dynamic dialogue with the recently invigorated discourse around the agency of public space in shaping contemporary events. An interdisciplinary team of architectural, social and cultural historians, in collaboration with non-academic partners from the museum/heritage sector, will probe the continuities and ruptures that shape urban spaces of the past in relation to contemporary urban interaction in the urbanised heart of Europe.
  • This part-time 0.5FTE fixed term HERA-funded post is available from 01/06/2019 for two years (until 31/05/2021). The successful applicant will be engaged to work closely with the principal investigator to deliver core project objectives including original research on Italian sources and case examples. In addition, you will coordinate research events, project collaborations and activities with the local project partner museum (Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter), including research on selected items in the museum collection. You will manage the design, editing and content delivery of a suite of locative apps that are a deliverable of the project, in collaboration with the other project investigators and partner institutions. You will co-edit one journal special issue and your research will contribute to the project publications.
  • About you: Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study (History, Art, Architectural or Urban History). The successful applicant will be a recognised authority in Early Modern (c. 1450-1650) Italian social/urban/architectural history and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. An established research profile and clearly identified research project that addresses aspects of public space and the social practices therein, applied to Italian case examples is essential and should be outlined in the cover letter. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will also need to evidence prior experience of working with new technologies, especially the delivery of research-based public-facing content; prior experience of design, editing and content delivery of location-sensitive historical smartphone apps is highly desirable.
  • You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.
  • Please contact Professor Fabrizio Nevola, f.nevola@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 725499.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 1 year in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter.
  • 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. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
  • The College wishes to recruit two Research Fellows 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 examine the development of Imami Shi'i legal thinking from the earliest times to the contemporary period, 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 "Educational Institutions and Imami Shiite Law" and "Law and Politics in Late Classical Imami Shiism"
  • 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.
  • The closing date for completed applications is 15th January 2019. Interviews are expected to take place in November 2018.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - College of Social Sciences and International Studies - Deadline: 24 Jan. 2019Edit

  • This new, full-time post is available from 1st May 2019 on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2021.
  • The post: The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the project “From Field Data to Global Indicators: Towards a Framework for Intelligent Plant Data Linkage”. This project investigates the conditions under which plant data can be efficiently and reliably linked across data platforms and infrastructures around the world through engagement with a variety of stakeholders involved in the development and use of plant data infrastructures in Europe, North-America and the Global South.
  • You will work closely with the PI and project partners to: (1) build an international collaborative network to facilitate innovative thinking around data linkage; (2) identify salient differences between existing initiatives and investigate the reasons for those differences to develop an empirical understanding of the state of play; (3) develop large funding bids to support innovative data linkage strategies.
  • The post will include national and international travel to build collaborations at the global level.
  • About you: The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. You will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent in history, philosophy, social studies and/or anthropology of science; or any research area concerned with data science, data curation, computational ontologies, knowledge infrastructures or data studies.
  • You will be a nationally recognised authority in at least one of these areas and possess specialist knowledge to develop research programmes and methodologies. An interest in data practices in plant biology, agronomy and/or crop research is essential. Applicants will be able to collaborate with data scientists, biologists and data curators; conduct desk research on data infrastructures in plant and crop science; produce high-level publications; and develop bids to support further work in this area.You will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
  • What we can offer you
  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
  • For further information please contact Sabina Leonelli, e-mail s.leonelli@ex.ac.uk
  • The closing date for completed applications is 24 January 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on 21 February 2019.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (LAWSI) - 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 Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Warhorse) - Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018Edit

  • The above full-time post is available from 1st February 2019 until 31st January 2022 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. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
  • We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the research project 'Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?' run by Profs Oliver Creighton and Alan Outram at the University of Exeter and Prof Robert Liddiard at the University of East Anglia. The successful applicant will serve as the Project Officer for the full duration of the project. They will have particular expertise in zoo archaeology along with more general archaeological skills, and also contribute to the administration of the project, which involves outreach, partnership work, site and museum visits and field survey.
  • The post will include zoo archaeological analysis; participating in archaeological survey; project management; out reach and impact work; partnership-building; contributing to publications. The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
  • Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in zoo archaeology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to analyse faunal remains and place them in their appropriate archaeological contexts; conduct field surveys; work with partner organisations; conduct outreach work; write publications; and manage complex projects.
  • To view the Job-Description and Person-Specification document please click here.

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 Ghent (NDL) - three-year post-doc on Bugandan history - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2019Edit

  • Applications are invited for a three-year post-doctoral position at Gent University, researching the aftermath of slavery in Buganda. The holder will be affiliated with the History Department and be part of a research group on the aftermath of slavery in East Africa, funded by the European Research Council. The topic of this research project is the life trajectories of formerly enslaved people in Bugandan society from ca. 1900, and the role of slavery in social memory and public discourse. Principal investigator on the project is Felicitas Becker (see https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/feli.becker). There is no obligation to teach, but contributions to teaching can be arranged. Monthly pay starts at 2000 EUR minimum and may increase depending on seniority. The default start date is October 1, 2019, but there is some flexibility.
  • Applicants will have completed a PhD in African history or a related discipline. For fieldwork purposes, candidates will need a working knowledge of Luganda or a demonstrable capacity for acquiring new languages quickly. To apply, please send transcripts of academic record, including evidence of language skills, a short (up to two pages) statement of research interests, and a writing sample of up to 5000 words to slaveryaftermath@gmail.com, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same address.
  • The Gent History Department has over 100 members, with an established strength in global history. Besides the history department, the post holder will find interlocutors in the African Studies department, the Conflict and Development research group, and the Global Studies centre, as well as further afield in Brussels, Leuven and Antwerp. Gent is a vibrant and beautiful city of ca. 230,000 inhabitants, about 40,000 of them students. The official language is Flemish, but English is spoken almost universally, and research will be discussed in English. See https://visit.gent.be/en/HOME.
  • The deadline for applications is April 30. For further questions, please write to fmb26@cam.ac.uk.

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Assistant - Deadline: 4 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Job Purpose: To make a contribution to the project "The History of British Humanism 1896-2021" working with Prof. Callum Brown (PI, University of Glasgow) and Professor David Nash (CI, Oxford Brookes University) to a remit for Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association), with the aim of producing a book for a popular and academic readership. The research will also lead to knowledge exchange work with Humanists UK and associated organisations. The appointee will work independently in research and writing research reports, but collaboratively with the PI and CI in identifying sources, planning research, and delivering impact presentations and documents.
  • Standard Terms & Conditions:
  • Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade 6, £28,660 - £32,236 per annum.
  • This position is full time and has funding for 18 months, in the first instance.
  • New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
  • The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
  • All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

University of Hawaii, Manoa (USA:HI) - Postdoctoral Fellow (Centre for Korean Studies) - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2019Edit

  • The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies/Center for Korean Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Korean studies. This is a full‐time, temporary appointment to begin July 1, 2019, and not to extend beyond June 30, 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.
  • The fellowship is open to scholars from all fields of Korean studies, including literature, history, sociology, political science, and anthropology. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the continuation of research and publication. The fellow will be required to reside in the Honolulu area during the time at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center for Korean Studies.
  • Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant should hold a Ph.D. by June 1, 2019, and should have not received the degree more than five years prior. Desirable qualifications include the ability to speak, read, and write in English and Korean with a professional working proficiency.
  • Compensation: The selected fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $3,750.00 for twelve months with no additional benefits.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following to kscore@hawaii.edu with the subject line to read “Postdoc_surname_given name”:
  • Cover letter to the Search Committee indicating interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Dissertation abstract.
  • Research statement. Please include the research that would be accomplished during the fellowship (not more than two pages, single spaced).
  • Two letters of recommendation. The applicant must request that the letter writers (or the dossier service) email the recommendation letters directly to kscore@hawaii.edu.
  • High‐quality copies or scans of transcripts showing degrees and coursework.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • This fellowship is funded by a Core University grant from the Academy of Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). The grant is to promote Korean studies internationally in higher learning institutions. The grant advances the mission of the Center for Korean Studies to broaden the University of Hawai‘i’s curriculum with Korea‐focused courses and to expand outreach activities related to Korean studies. Publications developed or published while funded by this grant must acknowledge the Core University Grant of the Academy of Korean Studies.

University of Helsinki (FIN) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Algerian Culture and History - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Contract type: Fixed-term contract
  • Closes: 15th March, 2019
  • The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position a postdoctoral researcher in area and cultural studies. The position is in the European Research Council funded project “VoCAL Articulations of Identity and Empire (CALLIOPE)” directed by Dr. Josephine Hoegaerts. The position is for a fixed term of three years, from September 2019 (negotiable) onwards.
  • Postdoctoral researcher’s role in the project: The CALLIOPE project studies how audible performances of public speech have influenced the course of political careers and political decision making in the 19th century. It shows how voices helped to define diverse identities and contributed to practices of political transfer during the colonial period. In viewing political representation through the lens of audibility, the project will offer a new perspective on citizenship and colonialism by reframing how authority was embodied - through performances that were heard, as well as those that could be seen.
  • The appointed postdoctoral researcher will be expected to take charge of research on one geo­political area or axis of ‘exchange’ covered in CALLIOPE, and focus on vocal practices of political representation within ‘French’ Algeria (ca. 1830-1920).
  • The candidate will study rhetorical and vocal norms in in the region (as presented e.g. in religious, educational and judicial texts), and the links and tensions between political (Franco-) Algerian speech and other forms of rhetoric, taking responsibility for the ‘sub-project’ in CALLIOPE concerning the evolution of public oratory (religious, rebellious or otherwise) in its exchange with rising colonizing powers -a project necessitating fluency in French, and ideally also familiarity with Arabic (for a full project description, contact the project director).
  • The main duties will include full-time research and participation in the activities of the project. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5­10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English as well as French.
  • Qualifications: An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the project (such as history, cultural studies, political science, language, or anthropology), as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for methodological innovation.
  • Read the full job description and apply online here.

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).
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University of Huddersfield (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Early Modern Period - Deadline: 18 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Fixed term appointment for 3 years, 37 hours per week
  • Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates for two research fellow posts. You will be joining a team working on the Leverhulme funded research project: Autobiographical Acts in Seventeenth-Century England, Scotland, Wales and New England led by the Revd Professor Jessica L. Malay. You will be an ambitious researcher keen to work productively in a thriving research team. You will be familiar with archive centres and resources and be proficient in transcription of seventeenth-century scribal hands. You will have some experience working with seventeenth-century documents, and be able to apply a literary critical analysis to documentary texts. Ideally you will have experience in the area of early modern biography and/or autobiography and issues relating textual production.
  • The posts will involve identifying and transcribing relevant passages in seventeenth-century civil court documents from archives and repositories in England, Scotland, Wales and New England (USA). There will be some traveling involved, especially in the first year. You will participate in preparing high quality research publications related to the project’s goals. Experience in Digital Humanities is welcome but not essential.
  • A PhD together with a research and publications profile commensurate with career stage are essential requirements for this role.
  • For further details about this post and to make an application please visit: http://hud.ac/e42
  • Closing Date: 18 March 2019
  • Interview Date: 15 April 2019

University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Gender, Place & Memory 1400-1900 - Deadline: 13 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description.
  • With a strong commitment to high-quality research and impact activities, this is your opportunity to play a key role in the continued success of the Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900 interdisciplinary research cluster.
  • You will be responsible for undertaking research on the 'Women, Property and Place in the World' element of the research cluster, which comprises a vibrant team of researchers working on: women’s property and material culture; women and the law; and gender and emotional attachment to land, landscape and environment. Developing research cluster activities, you will work with the PIs and Research Development Team on research grant applications, managing the website and social media handles, developing a range of impact and outreach activities, and working with local and national heritage agencies.
  • A PhD in History, Historical Geography (or similar) and experience of archival research and scholarly publication in early modern British history are essential requirements.
  • Interviews are anticipated to take place as soon as possible once the vacancy has closed. This post will provide Maternity Cover.
  • To discuss this role informally, please contact Dr Briony McDonough:b.mcdonagh@hull.ac.uk (01482 466734) or Dr Amanda Capern:a.l.capern@hull.ac.uk (01482 465867)
  • For information about the research cluster visit:www.womenandland.wordpress.com

University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher,Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery - Deadline: 3 Feb. 2019Edit

  • Faculty/Area: Research and Enterprise
  • Subject Group/Team: Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery
  • Fixed Term/2 years
  • The Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull is a prize-winning research institute dedicated to the study of the history and legacies of slavery in all its forms, historical and contemporary. The Institute acts as a forum for debate and discussion and has strong links with policymakers, NGOs, businesses and charitable organisations. It is also involved in a number of externally-funded international research projects. One of these is the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities (ECHOES), which investigates how the memory and heritage of colonialism influences contemporary Europe and its relations with the outside world. ECHOES is a collaborative project led by the University of Hull, which includes researchers at Universities in six European universities in addition to partners based outside Europe. A core aim of ECHOES is to provide a firm base for reflective heritage diplomacy at EU level that takes Europe’s colonial past into account (projectechoes.eu).
  • We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in science and heritage diplomacy to work on the ECHOES project. The post will be based at the Wilberforce Institute in Hull but the successful candidate will be required to conduct research across Europe (mainly Denmark and Belgium) and thus expected to be willing to travel often and for extended periods of time. Funds will be made available for these research trips, in addition to the stipend that goes with the post. Further details about the Wilberforce Institute can be found at: www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/research/institutes/wilberforce-institute.aspx.
  • To discuss this role informally, please contact Piotr Pilarski, p.pilarski@hull.ac.uk.

University of Hull (UK:Eng) - Wilson Family Research Fellow in Maritime History - Deadline: 28 Mar. 2019Edit

  • Fixed Term until April 2021
  • With a strong commitment to high-quality research and impact activities, this is your opportunity to play a key role in the continued success of Blaydes Maritime Centre at the University of Hull.
  • Based at Blaydes House, a Georgian merchant's house in Hull's Old Town, you will be responsible for undertaking research and publication in the field of maritime history, as well as supporting efforts to generate research income, administering the Centre’s specialist maritime history library, and contributing to the realisation of the engagement/impact potential of Blaydes Maritime Centre.
  • A PhD in History (or similar) and experience of archival research and scholarly publication in maritime history are essential requirements.
  • Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description attached.
  • Interviews are anticipated to take place as soon as possible once the position closed.
  • To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor David J Starkey on 01482 465882 or d.j.starkey@hull.ac.uk
  • For information about Blaydes Maritime Centre visit https://www.hull.ac.uk/blaydes

University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researchers [Multiple positions) on the ERC Synergy Project "The European Qur'an" - Deadline: 1 May 2019Edit

  • The University of Kent, the Université de Nantes, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, and the Università di Napoli l’Orientale, are hiring up to twelve post-doctoral