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Recent Activity on the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020 Wiki[edit | edit source]

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Wiki Pages from Previous Years (2010-2019)[edit | edit source]

For more information and answers to some questions about timing, materials requests, application numbers and fields, offers, etc. see previous years' postdoc wikis at:

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-19
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12
Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

Upcoming Deadlines[edit | edit source]

  • Since the RSS feed keeps "breaking," I believe due to the length of this page, I have removed pre-March 2020 deadlines. -5120j (admin)


April 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Apr. 2020:  Wellesley College (USA:MA) - two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of feminist technoscience studies.
  • 15 Apr. 2020 Rutgers University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History
  • 15 Apr. 2020 Sciences Po (Paris) (FRA) - 3 postdoctoral positions - Slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa-Italy-Spain and France
  • 26 Apr. 2020: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Epistemic Utility for Imprecise Probability x 2

May 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 May 2020: Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 31 May 2020: Aarhus University (DNK) - Postdoctoral fellowships, Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives

June 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Jun. 2020: University of Essex (UK:Eng) - Senior Research Officer in History
  • 5 Jun. 2020: Oklahoma State University (USA:OK) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Middle Eastern History
  • 9 Jun. 2020: University of Oxford (UK:Eng), Faculty of History, Research Associate: The European Fiscal Military System (2 posts)
  • 10 Jun. 2020: London School of Economics (UK:Eng) - LSE Fellow (History of East Asia since c.1839)
  • 11 Jun. 2020: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher: The Restitution of Knowledge - artefacts as archives in the (post)colonial museum, 1850-1939
  • 12 Jun. 2020: University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies (UK:Eng) - Research Associate, PersDoc Project
  • 21 Jun. 2020: Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - research assistant (m/f/d) – History of Egypt (19th/20th century)
  • 21 Jun. 2020: University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - The Medical Humanities China-UK (MHCUK) Partnership: Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2020/21
  • 28 Jun 2020: Leiden University (NDL) - Postdoctoral Researcher(s) in the history of Zoroastrianism - Two posts
  • 30 Jun. 2020: Oregon Health & Science University (USA:OR) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology (Psychiatry/Pediatrics)

July 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 7 Jul. 2020: University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (The Therme Group Fellowship in Wellbeing)
  • 10 Jul. 2020: University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate 'Grief: A Study of Human Emotional Experience'
  • 16 Jul. 2020: University of Sussex (UK:Eng): Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Modern British Education/Language/History
  • 26 Jul. 2020: University of Aarhus (DEN) - One-Year Postdoc Position: An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015: Argentina


  • At what point will the 2020-2021 page begin? It seems that last year the page started with deadlines in June/July so shouldn't this last bit be part of the new page? 


- yeah, I hope someone starts the new page soon. Deadlines are on the horizon!

August 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 6 Aug. 2020: KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SWE) - Postdoc in Energy History

Not stated[edit | edit source]

  • Posted 25 Oct: Tulane University (USA:LA) - 2020-2021 Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History
  • Review begins 20 Nov: Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights
  • Posted 4 Feb: Vassar College (USA:NY) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African American History

Postdoctoral Positions[edit | edit source]

Aarhus University (DNK) - Two-Year Postdoc Position: An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015 (India) - Deadline: 16 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of ideas. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position will be part of the project ‘An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015’.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

Research context The research project is generously made available by the Danish Research Fund. The grant for the overall project is a ‘Sapere Aude: Research Leader’ grant. The successful applicant will be a member of a project team of four researchers, primarily from the field of the history of ideas. The project is to be led by Associate Professor Christian Olaf Christiansen at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, and will run from 2019 until 2022.

The project will investigate the historical relationship between location and the intellectual history of inequality. The research objects of this study are concepts, theories and ‘languages’ relating to international economic inequality from 1960 to 2015. The approach is historical-contextualist and combines conceptual and intellectual history, focusing upon contributions to academic and public debates by public intellectuals, especially economists, sociologists, historians and philosophers. Furthermore, the approach is comparative: we will compare the thought of Northern (primarily American), Indian, African (primarily Ghanaian) and South American (primarily Argentinian) public intellectuals. The project is thus divided into four subprojects (with this position focusing on India), each investigating a significant geographical area in the global discourse on economic inequality, enabling us to make new comparisons and trace connections in South-South as well as in North-South exchanges. The project will be an important contribution to the global turn in intellectual and conceptual history.

Research and postdoctoral project  The successful applicant will be responsible for the sub-project on India. The postdoc will study key Indian intellectuals and the intellectual history of international and global economic inequality in India. The applicant’s project description should propose how to expand and detail this sub-project closely within the aim, structure and methodology of the overall research project. It is crucial that the applicant demonstrates the capacity to work within the academic field of intellectual and/or conceptual history.

With this in mind, applicants should attach a project description to their letter of application, explaining how they would carry out this research task during their prospective contract, providing details on the content, timeline and expected scientific output of the work.  The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the team leader
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals in a timely fashion
  • to visit a leading international research institution outside Denmark for about two months to carry out research, and to do fieldwork (including interviews) in India
  • to play a role in organising research workshops, conferences, and other such activities
  • to assist the principal investigator in writing grant applications and preparing a volume of papers for publication, following the project’s main academic conference.

The postdoc is expected to participate in the daily working environment of the research team at Aarhus University.

To a limited extent, and as agreed with the PI, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to team-taught courses at BA and MA level in her or his area of expertise.

Qualifications and job requirements Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in the history of ideas/intellectual history, or related fields such as history, international/global studies or economic history.

The successful applicant should have documented expertise in most of the following areas:

  • intellectual and conceptual history and methodology
  • the history of economic thought (especially development economics and the economics of inequality)
  • knowledge of the geographical focal area (India)
  • global or postcolonial history relevant to the overall project (such as North-South or South-South connections)
  • experience of carrying out qualitative interviews/oral history interviews
  • inequality studies.

Applicants for the position should also document:

  • an international and relevant research profile of high research quality
  • a deep understanding of the debates and literatures relating to global and international economic inequality
  • familiarity with research contexts in India
  • the ability to work independently and in collaboration within a research group
  • experience of research organisation and research communication
  • near-native proficiency in academic English

In addition to the submissions mentioned below, applicants should also submit:

  • a concise description of their research profile (max. one page)
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (max. one page) 
  • a research proposal for the sub-project on India (max. five pages).The description and the proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application
  • publications (maximum three articles or book chapters), documenting high research quality and, secondarily, a publication profile highly relevant to the position.

Please note that professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview (or otherwise considered for the position) may be asked to provide professional references. The application must be submitted in English. Only publications which are actually submitted alongside applications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by such publications will not be assessed. For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Christian Olaf Christiansen e.mail: idecoc@cas.au.dk For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).

Qualification requirements Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Aarhus University (DNK) - Two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion - Deadline: 13 Feb. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of religion. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.
  • Research context: This position is funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant awarded to the supervisor, Associate Professor Benjamin Purzycki at the Department of the Study of Religion. The fellowship is available as of 1 September 2020 for a period of two years.
  • The position is located at the Department of the Study of Religion, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
  • For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Benjamin Grant Purzycki (bgpurzycki@cas.au.dk). For more information about the application process, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).
  • Research and postdoctoral project: In spite of the continued growth in evolutionary approaches to religion, there remains a curious lack of formal theory and models to address local, functional resolutions to social dilemmas in the form of religious beliefs and practices. While the field is saturated with indications that religion resolves local challenges to cooperation, and many are testing hypotheses based on informal theories, only a handful of formal models exist that actually generate testable hypotheses. This position will involve propelling the field towards a better appreciation of formal models and their application, particularly in small-scale societies. Rather than designing experimental economic games, the position will entail the use of evolutionary game-theoretical models to simulate real-world scenarios and to push the boundaries of their utility in ethnographic contexts. To facilitate discussion, applicants should be prepared to discuss aspects of scenarios detailed here throughout the application process: https://bgpurzycki.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/scenarios_doc.pdf.
  • Qualifications, job requirements and preferences
  • PhD in anthropology, economics, ecology, biology, or any related field that addresses problems in evolutionary game theory
  • Expertise in evolutionary game theory, in particular with preferences for: a) specialisation in mathematical modelling generally, b) specialisation in social learning
  • Readiness and willingness to learn from and apply models to real-world scenarios
  • Readiness and willingness to teach models about real-world scenarios
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and friendly work environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and PhD students.
  • Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed. Please see further below under the headline 'Formalities'.

Aarhus University (DNK) - Postdoctoral fellowships, rchive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives - Deadline: 31 May 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The research project Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives, funded by the ALIPH Foundation and affiliated with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time (37 hours/week) postdoctoral fellow for the period 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021, with the possibility of a one-year extension.
  • Place of employment: Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C. As the project is affiliated with UrbNet at AU Campus Moesgård, the successful applicant is also expected to spend some time in Højbjerg.
  • The position: The successful applicant is expected to take on a key role in researching and publishing Harald Ingholt’s digital archive, which consists of documentation images and notes on objects. The successful applicant will work within an already established and expanding team comprising a project director, postdoc researchers, research assistants and student helpers. We expect the successful applicant to integrate actively into this existing framework. Tasks include:
  • Taking a lead role in digitising the archive
  • Publishing research emerging from the project
  • Assisting the project director in supervising research assistants and student helpers
  • Facilitating processes in connection with funding applications
  • Reporting to funding agencies
  • Qualifications - Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:
  • A PhD in classical archaeology or a related discipline (this is a minimum requirement)
  • Language skills: English (spoken and written), German (reading), French (reading), Italian (reading), Latin, Ancient Greek, Semitic languages (at least ancient Aramaic), and skills within the field of ancient historical sources.
  • Historiographical competences and the ability to work critically with ancient historical sources
  • The ability to manage joint and collaborate research
  • A methodological and structured approach to work
  • Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritise
  • Good time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • The application must be uploaded in English.
  • Further information: For further information about the position, please contact Professor Rubina Raja (rubina.raja@cas.au.dk). For more information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).
  • About the project: The project Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives has three main objectives:
  • (1) To publish Ingholt’s archive digitally and make this archive publically accessible online in a searchable form, and to publish Ingholt’s excavation diaries, including a full assessment of the graves they document
  • (2) To assess the damage to and loss of Palmyrene cultural heritage based on the primary evidence collected in the unpublished archive and the diaries
  • (3) To reconstruct lost and damaged contexts based on the evidence collected in the archive.
  • The project is led by Professor Rubina Raja, who is one of the leading scholars of Palmyrene art and culture. As Director of the Palmyra Portrait Project, Rubina Raja has also organised several international conferences and two major exhibitions, published extensively on Palmyrene society and heritage, and, together with her team, collected over 4,000 portraits from Palmyra, of which more than a quarter are located in Syria and the remainder are dispersed around the world.
  • The project will have several long-term outcomes. Thanks to the information collected in the archive and the excavation diaries, and together with the research already conducted by the Palmyra Portrait Project in preparation for this project, it will be possible to recontextualise and recreate artefact assemblages that have been affected by the war in Syria. The project can furthermore help identify and trace looted antiquities. It will also be possible to reconstruct and situate the context of damaged and destroyed antiquities within the framework of Palmyrene archaeology. This will give the people of Palmyra access to lost heritage and contribute to reconstruction and redisplay efforts in the city. Since the material will be made searchable and open access, it will be possible for a range of individuals and institutions to perform further research with the published material. This will be a major step forward in documentation practice, since, in many documentation projects, data is not or cannot be made available on an open access basis.
  • Learn more: https://projects.au.dk/archivearchaeology/
  • Qualification requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Formalities: Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
  • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
  • Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
  • The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and examples of academic production (mandatory, but no more than five examples). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
  • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aberystwyth University (EU:UK:Wales) - Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Opportunities in the Humanities - Deadline: 11 Sep. 2019[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (FASS) at Aberystwyth University invites you to send initial draft Expressions of Interest for Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship applications. The Faculty brings together numerous excellent and innovative research in complementary specialisms in Art, Welsh and Celtic Studies, Modern Languages, English and Creative Writing, Law and Criminology, Theatre, Film and Television, History and Welsh History, International Politics and Education.

Aberystwyth University has a strong track record of supporting numerous exceptional fellows in recent years across the Faculty, for example Welsh and Celtic Studies are celebrating a double success this year: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2019/05/title-223000-en.html

Eligibility criteria

  • In possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • For an European Fellowship application - At the time of the deadline for submission (11 September 2019), have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.
  • For an Global Fellowship application - At the time of the deadline for submission (11 September 2019), have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the Third Country of their choice, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.

Selection process

If you are interested, please send a full academic CV and your outline application of no more than 1000 words to Sarah Wydall  sww@aber.ac.uk] by 5 July 2019. The 1000 word application needs to clearly outline the core aspects of your planned proposal, including why you wish to apply to complete the project at Aberystwyth

Selection will be carried out by mid-July, and selected applicants will be appointed a mentor from the department, who will assist them in preparing the application to the European Commission for the 11 September 2019 deadline.

Additional comments

  • Contact email: Sarah Wydall sww@aber.ac.uk

Skills/Qualifications

Eligible researchers are:

  • In possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • For an European Fellowship application - At the time of the deadline for submission (11 September 2019), have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.
  • For an Global Fellowship application - At the time of the deadline for submission (11 September 2019), have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the Third Country of their choice, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.More details of the scheme can be found here:  https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

Specific Requirements

We in particular welcome applications in the following areas: Art, Welsh and Celtic Studies, Modern Languages, English and Creative Writing, Law and Criminology, Theatre, Film and Television, History and Welsh History, International Politics and Education.

Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (EU:UK:Eng) - Research Associate, Arabic book history - Deadline: 6 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (‘the Institute’) based in London, United Kingdom is looking to recruit a Research Associate for its European Research Council-funded Digital Humanities project (KITAB). The responsibilities of the role will involve working closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the KITAB team in order to support the team in the effective delivery of the project’s objectives. The Research Associate will be an active and engaged builder of an Arabic corpus now totalling 1.5 bln words. The role is initially offered for the period September 2019 to June 2021, with a possibility for extension subject to availability of funding.

Key Functions of this Role

Analyse and report on the contents of the corpus
Expand the corpus to address survival bias
Prepare the corpus for digital analysis
Key Responsibilities

Contribute personally to the corpus in all areas and build and manage a team to do the same
Become the project lead on training new users for applications and annotation relating to the corpus
Report regularly on the corpus’s development – to the PI and project team, and in research write-ups (blogs) and for grant requirements
Oversee and report on budget lines relating to the corpus
Required skills, knowledge and experience

A PhD or equivalent with expertise in Arabic book history for the period of 700-1500
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills in English with the ability to write formal letters and emails
Demonstrated organizational, planning and problem solving skills with the ability to identify, pre-empt and review potential issues arising.
Readiness and capacity to work on technical matters.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages including MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook, Googledocs, Slack, and Google Calendar.
Willingness to learn new skills to support development of the project (such as working on Github).
Ability to work with and provide support to multiple stakeholders.
Pro-active, detail oriented, skilled at time management with the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.
A high level of maturity and the ability to work under pressure and against deadlines without continual supervision.
Good team player with ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
To Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and completed application form to ismc.personnel@aku.edu. Applications will be received until the position is filled.


ACLS-University of Kentucky Postdoctoral Partnership Fellowship (Contemporary Anglophone Literature) - Deadline: 15 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce the ACLS-University of Kentucky Postdoctoral Partnership Fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the American Council of Learned Societies with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The duration of the postdoctoral fellowship is two years, after which we expect the fellow to transition into a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Kentucky.  The fellowship is designed to increase the diversity, broadly conceived, of faculty in the humanities.  More information on this program is available at https://www.acls.org/programs/ppi/.

The Department of English seeks an emerging scholar in global anglophone literature and culture, 20th-21st centuries.  We hope to attract applicants with research and teaching interests that extend beyond continental North America and Great Britain, including colonial and postcolonial cultures.  English literatures of Africa and Asia and their diasporas would be especially welcome, although anyone with a global approach to literary study is strongly encouraged to apply.  Scholars who work in multiple languages will receive full consideration if anglophone literature and culture are significant among the applicant's areas of expertise.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/249150. Application materials should include the following: 2-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages), teaching portfolio (upload as Specific Request 1), and diversity statement (upload as Specific Request 2).  Because this fellowship is designed to increase the diversity of faculty in higher education, we expect candidates to submit diversity statements that are explicit about how an applicant will add to the diversity of the University of Kentucky's English department. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for 3-4 references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Please contact search committee chair, Peter Kalliney <pjkall2@uky.edu> with questions.  Applications submitted by 15 November 2019 will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Stipend is $60,000 per annum.  Research funds and benefits are competitive.  Teaching duties will include a total of three courses over the two years of the fellowship, possibly arranged in a 0-1 and 1-1 pattern.  Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in English or a related field between 2016 and August 2020, anticipated start date for the fellowship.

Aga Khan University (EU:UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship, Islamic Cultural Studies - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Programme Description: The Research Fellowship dedicated to the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations based in London (AKU-ISMC) commenced in January 2019. It offers an opportunity to pursue research within a stimulating and supportive environment. Fellows play an active role in the intellectual life of the Programme and the Institute, participating in a wide range of seminars, workshops, and conferences. The fellowship is an opportunity to explore and carry forward one of the Governance Programme’s major research themes.
  • Fellowship for 2020: The Research Fellowship will be dedicated to the AKU-ISMC’s Governance Programme and the fellow will be expected to actively participate in the planning and execution of the programme’s activities. The Fellow will carry out research related to one the following areas:
  • Political accountability of the executive in semi-presidential regimes
  • Fiqh and popular culture
  • Translation and governance: translation(s) of governance and governance of translation
  • Any other area broadly related to previous events organised by the Programme
  • Expected Outcomes: The Fellow will be expected to: (1) produce a working paper (min 5k words) on their fellowship topic and acknowledging the fellowship scheme at AKU-ISMC on any other publications related to the fellowship; (2) organise a research workshop, which will be an opportunity to bring together other academics working on their topic (a proposal for this event is part of the application – see below); (3) engage in discussions about their work and that of colleagues at AKU-ISMC; and (4) possibly delivering lectures and seminars in the MA programme in Muslim Cultures.
  • Candidates should have:
  • A PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated research background in one of the above topics
  • Excellent communication skills demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English, written and verbal, including language(s) relevant to their proposed research
  • Funding: The incumbents will receive a gross annual salary in the range of £31,000 to £35,000 and an annual research budget of £500. A return flight will be paid for international Fellows. Please note that accommodation in London will need to be independently organised by the Fellow. Other benefits include: office space, access to computer facilities, and access to AKU-ISMC’s library.
  • Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, and a proposal for a public event/workshop to ismc.personnel@aku.edu. The event proposal should comprise a summary description, a timeline, potential participants, budget and expected outputs. The proposal should be maximum 2 pages long.
  • The duration of the post will be either six months full time, or up to twelve months part-time. The fellowship can start from 1 January 2020.
  • Application Deadline: 15 September 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews (either in person or online, as appropriate) between late September and early October 2019.
  • Note: We will only contact candidates short-listed for interview. If you have not heard from us within four weeks after the closing date, please presume that your application has not been successful.

Aix-Marseille University (EU:Fra) - Postdoctoral position in modern Chinese history - Deadline: 30 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The ERC ENP-China project (Institute of Asian Studies, Aix-Marseille, France) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Associate position starting in Fall 2019. Applicants shall have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in modern Chinese history (the position is also opened to other areas of the social sciences: sociology and political science).

Experience working on digital humanities projects, as well as familiarity with the main DH trends, research tools and technologies, is welcome. Preferred fields of practice could be in geographic information systems, social network analysis, visualization, text-mining or other modes of computer or web-based work.

The appointee will carry out an independent research program within the ENP-China project “Elites, networks, and power in modern urban China (1830-1949). Historical “big data” in modern Chinese history” (C7052-18GF), funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, under the advice of Prof.  Christian Henriot. The appointee will be expected to interact with other postdoctoral fellows and with students, faculty and engineers affiliated with the ENP-China project. This is a full-time research position, but the appointee will be offered the opportunity to teach (for an extra salary).

The fellowship will begin in October 2019. It carries a stipend of €53,000 [around 2,200 net/month], a competitive benefits package, and financial support for travel, equipment, software, or other research expenses. Scholars are required to spend the year (September–July) in residence with the ENP-China research team.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
  • A single document containing a brief statement of past research accomplishments (1 page) and a proposal of research to be conducted in the ENP-China project (2 pages)
  • A copy of relevant degree(s)
  • Three letters with contact details

Applications shall be submitted through the Academicjobsonline.org platform: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13935

Please send your application documents (a motivation letter, CV, copy of your PhD certificate, a dissertation chapter or one published paper and, optionally, work samples where you used digital methods in one PDF document

Deadline: Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is recruited, but the first round of application reviews will start on July 31.

If you have any further enquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Christian Henriot at christian.r.henriot@gmail.com

Alan Turing Institute (EU:UK:Eng) - Research Associate (Postdoc) for Data Science and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System - Deadline: 12 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

There has never been a more significant time to work in data science and AI. There is recognition of the importance of these technologies to our economic and social future: the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The technical challenge of keeping our data secure and private has grown in its urgency and importance. At the same time, voices from academia, industry, and government are coming together to debate how these technologies should be governed and managed.

The Alan Turing Institute, as the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, plays an important part in driving forward advances in these technologies in order to change the world for the better. 

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s goals are to undertake world-class research, apply its research to real-world problems, driving economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data and algorithms.

After launching in 2015 with government funding from EPSRC and five founding universities, the Institute has grown an extensive network of university partners from across the UK and launched a number of major partnerships with industry, public and third sector. Today it is home to more than 400 researchers and a talented business team.

The Public Policy Programme

The public policy programme works alongside policy makers to explore how data-driven public service provision and policy innovation might solve long running ‘wicked’ policy problems and to develop the ethical foundations for the use of data science and artificial intelligence in policy-making.

Our aim is to contribute to the Institute’s mission – to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better – by developing research, tools, and techniques that have a positive impact on the lives of as many people as possible.

Position

Ethics of Digital Technologies in The Criminal Justice System

Digital technologies, data science, and artificial intelligence (AI) have diverse and far-reaching implications for the lives of individuals and the functioning of societies. These technologies promise myriad benefits, and public authorities are beginning to take notice. Faced with increasing budget cuts and rising service demands, public bodies are looking to algorithmic systems to help them deliver what they see as more objective, efficient, and accessible services. Among the most controversial domains for digitisation of this sort is the criminal justice system. As governments begin to explore the full scale of algorithmic capabilities in practice, the public policy programme of The Alan Turing Institute is building the ethical foundations and investigating the limitations of using algorithmic systems in a criminal justice context.

To help public authorities benefit from digital technologies in general and automated systems in particular, the public policy programme is carrying out a range of research projects to assess the modernisation of the criminal justice system and the ethical challenges and requirements that arise. The primary aim of the research projects is to generate new actionable insights and recommendations to guide the development, deployment, and use of algorithms in the criminal justice system.

The Role

The Alan Turing Institute is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral scholar to work as part of the public policy programme’s ethics team.

Depending on her or his academic training, the scholar will focus either on (1) researching the socio-political and ethical implications of the design, development, deployment, and use of algorithms in the criminal justice system or (2) researching the technical dimensions of the responsible design and deployment of algorithmic systems in the criminal justice sector. (This could include explorations of the requirements of responsible data management and fairness- aware model design or of the possibilities for building technical tools of evaluation and explanation for algorithmic models.)

The researcher will work with the public policy team, using multidisciplinary research methods to investigate key questions, such as:

  • When is the use of algorithmic systems in a criminal justice context morally permissible and ethically justifiable? What are the ethical limits of algorithm-human interaction?
  • How, by whom, and when should algorithmic systems be used in order to ensure a high ethical standard of individual treatment?
  • How and to what standards should algorithmic systems be developed, verified, tested, reviewed, and maintained in order to ensure a high ethical standard of individual treatment?
  • What kind of benefits could algorithmic systems potentially contribute in a criminal justice context and how can they be secured?
  • How might technical and non-technical approaches to making transparent the process of algorithmic design and use in criminal justice systems be combined or integrated to produce ethically acceptable outcomes? 

Research should translate into concrete frameworks, actionable policy proposals, recommendations for regulation, policy measures, and guidelines for best practice aimed at ensuring an ethically sound use of algorithmic systems in the criminal justice sector.

The successful candidate will play an important role in shaping and conducting the public policy programme’s research into digital ethics in the criminal justice sector. The Research Associate will be able to work closely with academics and policy-makers in an interdisciplinary, dynamic and collaborative environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The core functions of the Research Associate are as follows:

  • Work with the public policy programme’s ethics team to develop and/or support research into the ethics of using algorithmic systems in a criminal justice context. The research should ultimately contribute usable insights building on fundamental values and principles to ensure the ethical design and use of algorithms.  
  • Serve as a key link between the Turing’s academic community and the Institute’s external partners in the policy, ethics, and criminal justice space.
    • Externally, the Research Associate will build and maintain relationships with policy makers as part of the public policy programme’s external engagement strategy.
    • Internally, the Associate will work collaboratively to pursue the research agenda described above, will identify relevant academics from the Turing community to collaborate with where relevant, and will develop work plans to ensure timely delivery of objectives.
  • Participate in knowledge exchange activities as appropriate. This may include:
    • Preparing research outputs that are tailored to a diverse audience, ranging from policy-makers to researchers, civil society and the general public.
    • Working with the Turing’s Communications team to ensure that the Turing’s research is effectively promoted in the mainstream media.
    • Working in close coordination with other members of the public policy programme to maximise the programme’s influence on ongoing policy debates.
    • Representing the Turing at external conferences and events.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

Essential

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in either a natural, computer or social science field with experience in using computer programming and/or advanced statistical or numerical methods;
  • Demonstrable interest in conducting interdisciplinary research and experience working with modelling and quantitative research methods to study complex socio-economic and/or policy issues
  • Firm understanding of the ethical challenges of using digital technologies in the criminal justice system;
  • Strong methodological and theoretical foundations and experience working at the intersection of technology and society;
  • A proven ability to communicate research and advocate policy at multiple levels and to diverse audiences;
  • A record of scientific publications, which may include journal articles, book chapters, policy reports / white papers;
  • An interest in the mission of The Alan Turing Institute and in exploring the real-world impact of cutting-edge technology, in particular in criminal justice.

Desirable

  • Technical skills in fairness-aware modelling and ethics-by-design;
  • Experience in a policy environment, such as international organisations, government agencies, think tanks, or learned societies; or experience in tech companies or consultancies;

Other information

Terms and Conditions

This is a fixed-term position for a period of 3 years. The annual salary offered is £34,000 - £41,000, dependent on skills & experience. The post will be held primarily at the Institute’s site at the British Library, Euston Road, London. A competitive benefits package is also available.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the apply button below. You will need to register on the applicant portal and complete the application form including your covering letter, CV, a list of publications as well as a sample piece of writing (a journal article, conference proceeding, book chapter, or equivalent), and contact details for your referees. Please upload your publications together with your CV in a single PDF file. If you have questions about the role or would like to apply using a different format, please contact us on 0203 862 3394 or email jobs@turing.ac.uk

If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s HR Team, please email jobs@turing.ac.uk or call 0203 862 3394.

Closing Date for applications: Rolling advert until successful appointment. We reserve the right to close this position as soon as we find suitable candidates.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments are available to support candidates through the application and interview process. Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Please note all offers of employment are subject to continuous eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.

Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested fromHR@turing.ac.uk

Alan Turing Institute, London (EU:UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate: Public Policy Programme: Hate Speech, Measures and Counter-Measures - Deadline: 13 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence.

After launching in 2015 with government funding from EPSRC and five founding universities, the Institute has grown an extensive network of university partners from across the UK and launched a number of major partnerships with industry, public and third sector. Today it is home to more than 400 researchers, 30 in-house research software engineers and a talented business team.

The Public Policy Programme

The public policy programme works alongside policymakers to explore how data-driven public service provision and policy innovation might solve long-running ‘wicked’ policy problems and to develop the ethical foundations for the use of data science and artificial intelligence in policy-making.

The Role

We are recruiting a part-time postdoctoral or PhD researcher to work on the project ‘Hate speech: measures and counter-measures’, based in the Public Policy Programme, focusing on a closely-linked collaborative project with researchers at KCL, QMUL, UCL and Cambridge University. The successful candidate may also be required to assist with research in the ‘(Mis)Informed Citizens’ project, which is investigating online misinformation.

They will assist with, and drive forward, research to address key questions, such as:

How can we build tools to reliably, fairly and robustly detect online abuse?
How, when, where and why does abuse emerge online?
Which groups and individuals are the greatest targets and perpetrators of online abuse?
How can we develop effective counter-measures to challenge abusive content online? How should we measure and evaluate their effectiveness?
Main Responsibilities

The core functions of the Research Associate are as follows:

Work with the Public Policy Programme’s ‘Hate speech: measures and counter-measures’ team to investigate tools
Assist with the creation of materials and tools for policymakers, such as short briefing reports, policy papers, and clear technical explanations.
Manage project meetings and liaise with collaborators.
Skills and Experience

Essential

A PhD or equivalent experience in either a natural or computer or computational social science field with experience in using computer programming and/or advanced statistical or numerical methods OR they will be working towards such a degree;
Demonstrable interest in conducting data-driven social science in an interdisciplinary setting
An interest in the mission of The Alan Turing Institute and in exploring the real-world impact of cutting-edge technology, in particular in criminal justice.
Desirable

A record of scientific publications, which may include journal articles, book chapters, policy reports / white papers;
Experience working in the field of abusive content detection or related areas, such as misinformation and terrorist content detection;
Existing collaborations in these fields of research;
Terms and Conditions:

This role is part-time (50%), fixed term contract for 12 months, based at The Alan Turing Institute at the British Library, London,

The full-time salary is £34,000-41,000 (dependant on skills and experience)

Application Procedure

To apply, please visit the Alan Turing institute career portal:

https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/postdoctoral_research_associate___public_policy

If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s HR Team, please email jobs@turing.ac.uk or call 0203 862 3394.

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 0203 862 3394 or via email at jobs@turing.ac.uk

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (EU:Ger:BaWü) - FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP), Junior Fellowships for the Academic Year 2020/21 - Deadline: 16 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The University of Freiburg offers a fellowship programme, the “FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme” (FCFP). About 20 fellows (juniors and seniors) from all disciplines are given the opportunity of spending 3 to 12 months working on their own research project at the university’s research college, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).

The current call invites applications for fellowships for the academic year 2020/21.

The FCFP is intended for current or future leaders in their fields.

Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities who may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years immediately preceding the call deadline.

The programme offers outstanding research opportunities, not only in the research environment of an internationally highly competitive university, but also with the advantage of being part of an interdisciplinary community of fellows at FRIAS.

Benefits

Fellowships of 12 months in the Junior scheme may be applied for. They will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. 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. Junior Fellows must apply for this option eight months into their fellowship.

Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. All FCFP Junior Fellowships include a full time employment contract with the University of Freiburg, valid for the duration of the fellowship. As part of their employment contract with the University of Freiburg, all Junior Fellows are covered by national insurance (unemployment, pension, health and accident insurance). The health insurance is comprehensive and does not discriminate against individuals with pre-existing health conditions. The pension insurance scheme can be transferred to many countries within Europe, and the unemployment insurance can be claimed in the event that no source of employment can be found immediately after the fellowship comes to an end. Fellows accompanied by at least one child receive an additional monthly family allowance. Each fellow will receive a research cost contribution. All fellows will have at their disposal a budget for individual training, a travel allowance to cover the costs of the inbound and outbound journey and a mobility allowance to cover relocation costs.

Eligibility criteria

1. Formal eligibility criteria

  • Doctoral degree plus 1 to 6 years post-doctoral experience at the time of the application deadline.
  • Mobility rule: Researchers from all countries are eligible; however, applicants may not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately preceding the call deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Applicants must submit the complete application dossier by the specified deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Formatting rules have to be observed. Page limits may not be exceeded.
  • The proposal must meet the standards of academic English in international research.
  • Applicants must propose a research project that can be supported at the University of Freiburg (refers to infrastructural, technical and laboratory requirements, especially in the experimental sciences). Prior to submission of the application, experimental scientists are required to identify a host laboratory in Freiburg where their research project can be carried out.
  • The research project must not be engaged with topics that are excluded from EU funding due to ethical issues.

2. Basic academic quality criteria (minimum requirements)

  • Publication record:

Natural sciences/medicine/engineering: 3 publications since 1 January 2016 listed in Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters).

Humanities and social sciences: 5 publications since 1 January 2016 in peer-reviewed, internationally recognised journals, or chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes, or peer-reviewed monographs (counted as three publications).

  • International mobility:

Depending on the length of career, the applicant’s development should meet today’s standards of international mobility or indicate some other sign of international involvement.

The applicant must have undertaken at least one academic stay of minimally two months duration abroad during the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or postdoctoral phase.

  • Internationality of the project:

The project should not be of local interest only, but should have sufficient potential for international transfer.

Further details at: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/de/foerderprogramme/cofund/requirements-and-applications

Selection process

The selection of fellows under the Marie S. Curie FCFP is highly competitive and strictly merit-based. Fellowships will be 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. A thematic proximity between the project and the research profile of the University of Freiburg is expected to guarantee an added value for conducting research within the FCFP.

The FCFP selection process involves three steps:

  1. Eligibility check
  2. Peer review by external experts
  3. Final selection by the external FRIAS Scientific Advisory Board

Additional comments

Grants are subject to the final approval of the FRIAS budget from 2020 onwards.

Skills/Qualifications

The evaluation of the research project takes into account the following standardized criteria:

  1. Academic excellence of the applicant (weighting 40 %):
    • Excellence of the candidate in terms of career development
    • Excellence of his/her contribution to the research field
  1. Excellence of the proposed project (weighting 40 %):
    • Quality of the proposed project and the proposal
    • Innovativeness of the proposal
  1. Experience and capability of the applicant (weighting 20 %):
    • Is the candidate well qualified to conduct the research project?
    • Can the candidate be expected to benefit from an FCFP fellowship?

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, University of Greifswald (EU:Ger:MeVo) - Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships - Deadline: 31 Aug. 2019[edit | edit source]

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is an independent ,institute for advanced study located in the center of the historic city of Greifswald on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The Kolleg was established by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung in cooperation with the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald with the aim to advance the excellence and the international research profile of the University of Greifswald. 

The "Alfried ,Krupp Junior Fellowships" will be awarded to highly promising younger post-doctoral scholars. 

Through the Fellowship program of the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, senior and younger scholars are given the opportunity to focus on a major piece of research, free from teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Alfried Krupp Fellows are expected to collaborate with colleagues from the University of Greifswald. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file and include a curriculum vitae, a publication list (with publications relevant to the project highlighted) and a research proposal (5 pages at most). We encourage applications from life scientists. 

Selected fellows will be invited either for one semester (October 1 - March 31 or April 1 - September 30) or for an entire academic year (October 1 - September 30).

An office and an apartment in the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg will be offered to each fellow free of charge. In addition, fellows will be awarded a monthly fellowship that takes into account the high expectations concerning the fellow's scientific achievements. 

Proposals from two scholars who plan to pursue an international and interdisciplinary collaborative project in Greifswald are welcome as well. Applicants for a Senior Fellowship are encouraged to consider the combination of a sabbatical term, granted by their home institution, together with a six-month-fellowship from the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg. Guidelines for the Fellowship program and a reference to the data processing can be downloaded from www.wiko-greifswald.de

Applications for the academic year 2020/21 will be accepted until August 31, 2019 and should be addressed to the academic board: info@wiko-greifswald.de

If you have any questions about the Fellowship program, please contact the scientific manager of the Kolleg, Dr. Christian Suhm (christian.suhm@wiko-greifswald.de), or the assistant for the Fellowship program, Christin Klaus M. A. (fellowsupport@wiko-greifswald.de). 

American Academy Berlin (DEU) - Residential Fellowships - Deadline: 23 Sept. 2019[edit | edit source]

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2020/21.
The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients include anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers of fiction and nonfiction, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts.
Approximately twenty Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester, but shorter stays of six to eight weeks are also possible. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center, in the Wannsee district of Berlin.
For 2020/21, the Academy will also award three specially designated fellowships: two Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, for work that demonstrates an interest in the topics of migration and social integration, race in comparative perspective, or exile and return. In addition, in memory of its founder, the Academy will name a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow for a project that looks at diplomatic approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the impact of new technologies.
For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Proposals are by no means required to focus on German topics, but the Academy is interested in projects that will resonate with Berlin audiences.
Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional experience. Writers should have published at least one book with an established press at the time of application.
Please note that Berlin Prizes for visual artists, composers, and poets are determined in invitation-only competitions.
Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2020/21 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late April 2020.
The application deadline for 2020/21 is Monday, September 23, 2019 (6 pm EST).
To apply online, please visit: americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/ For inquiries, please contact Fellows Selection: cs@americanacademy.de; phone +49-30-804-83-0.

American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) (JOR) - ACOR Jordan 2020-21 Fellowships - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2020
  • NEH Fellowship: Maximum single award of ten months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training. Other awards for minimum of four to nine months. Fields of research include, but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for ten months is $50,000 of which $32,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly (i.e., six months award for $30,000 includes $19,200 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Funding for this fellowship provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).
  • ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to four awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship as well as individuals who graduated less than 12 months before February 1, 2020 and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall 2020.
  • Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either eight weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $400. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $2,000 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.

American Council of Learned Societies (USA:NY) - Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art - Deadline: 23 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Greetings from the American Council of Learned Societies!
  • ACLS is now accepting applications for 2019-20 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 2020-21 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, country of residency, or employment.
  • The deadline for applications is October 23, 2019, 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.



American Council of Learned Societies (USA: various locations) - Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows competition - Deadline: 18 Mar 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications.

Fellowship Details:

  • Stipend: $70,000 per year, employer-based health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship
  • Tenure: Two years; start date on August 3 or September 1, 2020, depending on the fellowship position
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 18, 2020, 9pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2020.

Participating organizations/roles: Alliance for Higher Education in Prison (Denver, CO) – Community Engagement Director • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC) – Government Relations Project Manager • American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY) – Research Associate • Asian Cultural Council (New York, NY) – Manager of Strategic Research • Children’s Defense Fund (Washington, DC) – Senior Research Associate • City of Seattle Innovation & Performance Team (Seattle, WA) – Outreach & Engagement Research Analyst • Humanities Action Lab (Newark, NJ) – Public Programming and Exhibitions Manager • Institute for Study Abroad (Indianapolis, IN) – Assistant Director of Global Learning and Assessment • National Book Foundation (New York, NY) – Education Programs Manager • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (Newark, NJ) – Policy Analyst • One Archives Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) – Communications Manager • Oxfam America (Washington, DC) – Research and Policy Advisor • Partnership for Public Service (Washington, DC) – Writer and Editor, Communications Team • Partnership for Working Families (Oakland, CA) – Public Goods Policy Strategist • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (Pittsburgh, PA) – Government Relations Specialist • Refugees International (Washington, DC) – Program Manager • San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst • Solutions Journalism Network (New York, NY) – Higher Education Program Specialist • Twin Cities Public Television (St Paul, MN) – Audience Development Project Manager • University Settlement Society of New York (New York, NY) – Advocacy Director • Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Washington, DC) – Engagement Project Manager


  • May 25 - Any word on this? Notification says late May but haven't heard anything. Per last year's timeline I am assuming thats a no go. 
  • As of May 2nd I was told they hoped to start making fellowship offers "through the month of May" barring any further partner organization pandemic related programmatic delays.
  • May 26 - seconding the previous person about notifications extending throughout May and there being pandemic-related delays. But from past and present experience, my sense is that people have likely already been notified by this point if they ARE finalists. Don't know for sure obviously, but hopefully that helps some people. Fingers crossed for all and let's keep each other posted.
  • May 28 - Was notified as a finalist and did interviews in late April, but still no confirmation or rejection here. Anyone else in this position?
  • May 28 - Yes, I'm in exactly the same position (finalist, interviews in April, no word).
  • May 29 - Finalist rejection, and they sure took their time until the last business day in May. They need more slots for this given that our entire profession has been gutted, not just 20 of us. Congrats to the winners.

Appalachian State University (USA:NC) - Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship in British History, 2020/21 - Deadline: 15 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

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, submitted electronically, 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.

Please email all application materials to turnermj@appstate.edu. Informal inquiries can be sent to the same address. Closing date for applications: November 15, 2019. Successful candidate will be expected to take up the Fellowship at Appalachian State University in September 2020. Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.

Australian Catholic University (AUS:Vic) - Senior Research & Research Fellows, Philosophy - Deadline: 10 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

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 the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Please consult the Position Description  Senior Research and Research Fellow_PD.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.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Advertised: 08 Apr 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 10 Jul 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (AUS:Vic) - Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows (Philosophy) - Deadline: 15 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

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. To that end it has established the Dianoia Institute.

We seek outstanding scholars of 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, social, political and legal philosophy, 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.

A publicly-funded University and inclusive community with 35,000 students across multiple campuses, ACU welcomes people of all beliefs.

Remuneration: Salaries may be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Indicative salaries: for Research Fellow 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

  • Note: These positions are not fixed-term but continuing, which, in the Australian context, means there is no end date and would normally continue until such time as the staff member resigns or retires. A period of probation may be attached to these positions. Please consult us if you need further information. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Please consult the Position Description PD Dianoia B and C.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 julie.thorpe@acu.edu.au

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 15 September 2019

Advertised: 05 Aug 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 15 Sep 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Australian National University (AUS:Act) - Academic Level B (Postdoctoral Fellow), College of Law - Deadline: 4 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

Salary package

  • Academic Level B (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • $98,009 – $111,365 plus 17% superannuation per annum

Position overview

The ANU College of Law is recognised as one of Australia’s leaders in legal research and education. Located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, the ANU College of Law is home to five research centres, a law reform and social justice initiative, and has built strong networks with lawmakers, the judiciary and legal academics throughout Australia and the world.

The ANU College of Law seeks to appoint Postdoctoral Fellows who are ready to enhance their academic career in one of the world’s foremost research universities. ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

To be successful as a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will share the commitment the College places on supporting staff to reach their full potential in an environment of collegiality and respect for diversity.

We welcome applications from candidates pursuing research in the following areas:

  • Property Law (including equity)
  • Law of Obligations
  • Law and Technology
  • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Space Law
  • Public Law
  • International Law
  • Law and Economics

Postdoctoral appointments in Space Law are funded by InSpace, an ANU wide interdisciplinary initiative.

If successful, you will receive excellent career mentoring within the ANU College of Law and the wider ANU. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to expand your range of research skills by being able to draw on a research support fund.

Up to four appointments will be made, and will be for a period of two or three years. Please specify which length of appointment you are applying for as the conditions for each are different as specified in the position description.

For all enquiries please contact Professor Sally Wheeler,

OBE, MRIA, FAcSS, Dean, ANU College of Law

T +61 2 6125 4070 E Sally.Wheeler@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.

Please apply for this position via the 'Apply' button above.

Closing date Sunday 4 August 2019

Austrian Academy of Sciences (EU:Aut) - Postdoc, 'History of the Habsburg Monarchy' - Deadline: 30 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research (INZ), a research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the largest non-university research institution in Austria, is offering a

Post Doc Position(w*m) (40 hours per week)in the research unit “History of the Habsburg Monarchy”.

The INZ is an institute with an interdisciplinary profile and foci in early modern and modern history. Within a dynamic research environment, you will set independent research priorities in a cultural and social sciences-oriented interdisciplinary field.

Your responsibilities

  • Conducting research and publishing in the field of gender history of court society (Hofgesellschaft) in the Habsburg Monarchy. Chronologically the focus of the research should be in the period between 1600 and 1900.
  • Development of projects and the raising of project-specific third-party funds
  • International networking as well as the conception and organisation of conferences
  • Active participation in the activities of the research unit and the INZ

Your profile

  • University degree (Ph.D. – published doctoral dissertation) with focus on modern history and gender history
  • High profile in international research publication activities
  • Independent and result-oriented work approach
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and project coordination
  • Readiness for teamwork

In accordance with the collective agreement for employees of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the monthly gross salary is at least € 3.130,60.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Please send your detailed application including CV, diplomas (copy), a list of publications, a draft of approx. two pages outlining a strategy for projects, conferences, publications, international networking and internal collaboration options with specific reference to your own research plans by email to inz@oeaw.ac.at no later than September 30, 2019.

Bath Spa University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Civic London 1558-1642) - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Location: Newton Park
  • Line Manager: Professor Tracey Hill, Principal Investigator
  • Contract: Temporary (12 month contract)
  • Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 22 September 2019
  • Interview Date: Friday 4 October 2019
  • About the role: We are looking for an experienced researcher to take on the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on an AHRC-funded research project, ‘Records of Early English Drama: Civic London, 1558-1642’, led by Professor Tracey Hill. The successful applicant will work alongside Professor Hill for 12 months to undertake primary research in the archives of the City of London in order to evaluate their relevance for the research project and to produce high-quality transcriptions for scholarly access. You will also develop and maintain a blog to host a working record of these materials and with the PI, co-organise a conference seminar as well as assist on related impact activities in London. Since the research will primarily be undertaken in London the candidate the PDRA need not be based in the Bath area.
  • About you (requirements): The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of early modern or late medieval literature and/or history, and will already have experience of archive-based research and palaeography relevant to the period. You will also possess exceptional interpersonal, networking and communication skills. Whilst prior experience of website-editing and digital humanities methods would be useful, you will be provided with training in these areas.
  • About us: At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. We make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.
  • The School of Humanities offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English Literature, Environmental Humanities, History and Heritage, Philosophy, and Politics. We have a strong, successful research culture across all these disciplines and more, and a commitment to developing new ways of connecting research and teaching to inspire and equip the next generation of thinkers, writers and citizens.
  • For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Professor Tracey Hill by email: t.hill@bathspa.ac.uk.
  • How to apply: For further information or to apply on-line please visit Bath Spa University jobs page. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.
  • NB: the advertising period of this post means the university may not be able to sponsor visas. Check before applying AFII (talk) 09:30, September 13, 2019 (UTC)

Berlin Social Science Center (DEU) - Postdoc at the Center for Global Constitutionalism - Deadline: 16 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is offering a position for a

Research Fellow (post-doc)

at the Center for Global Constitutionalism headed by Professor Dr. Mattias Kumm. The position is to be filled full-time (currently 39 weekly hours) from 1 January 2020 until 31 August 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Research on comparative, European or international constitutional law or the history and theory of constitutionalism within the research program of the Center of Global Constitutionalism.

Requirements:

  • Excellent Doctoral degree preferably in Law, possibly in Political Science or Political Philosophy,
  • Background and research orientation in themes related to Global Constitutionalism,
  • International research experience,
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team,
  • Good time- and self-management,
  • Structured and analytical work style,
  • Good communication skills.

Salary: In accordance with German Public Service Collective Agreement Pay Scale we offer up to TVöD EG14, depending on qualifications, experience and specific allocation of tasks.

Equally well-qualified disabled persons will be given priority.

The WZB expressly invites women and people with an immigrant background to apply.

Candidates are kindly requested to submit an application with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of certificates as well as contacts of two referees and a one to three-page outline of the research proposal in electronic format (no more than two pdf files) by 16 September 2019 to:

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH

Hilde Ottschofski

Reichpietschufer 50

10785 Berlin

email: ottschofski@wzb.eu

Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher - Deadline: 1 May 2020[edit | edit source]

  • This project, led by Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck), brings together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the medical and psychiatric aspects of sexual violence, including rape and sexual abuse. Working in close collaboration with the team, the postdoctoral researcher will undertake research on any aspect of sexual violence that involves the medical and/or psychiatric professions. The Fellow’s research should be linked to at least one of five research streams: medicine and the law of sexual violence; the role of medical professionals (including police surgeons, FMEs, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, forensic scientists, and so on); psychiatric classification systems (sexual violence as conceptualized in psychiatric texts); psychiatric aftermaths of abuse; and child sexual abuse.
  • You will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline such as history, medical humanities, law, sociology, philosophy, political science, psychology, psycho-social studies, or anthropology. You will send a one-page description of the individual research project you intend to work on if you are appointed.
  • The minimum requirements for selection are a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, or evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to the start date of the post. We welcome applications from scholars working in any relevant area, but particularly welcome applications focussing on the global south and Asia.
  • This is a full-time, fixed term post from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2023.
  • Remuneration: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £44,113 per annum.
  • The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.
  • Enquiries: Informal enquires on the role can be made by email to Professor Joanna Bourke (PI), Department of History, Classics, and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London: J.Bourke@bbk.ac.uk. You are encouraged to look at our website: http://shame.bbk.ac.uk/.
  • If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.
  • While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.
  • Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.
  • We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.
  • Interview date: 8th June 2020.

Birmingham City University (UK:Eng) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Contemporary Art - Deadline: 16 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of the city. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University’s Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), as a leading research centre in the field, fostering new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design, and visual culture through interdisciplinary research and practice.

This new post will join the CCVA team by providing contribution and assistance in the areas of research, curating and co-ordination as listed below:

  • To develop research in the area of Chinese contemporary art into a 3* or 4* research output that can be submitted to future REF, and provide intellectual contributions to CCVA in the field of Chinese contemporary arts and visual culture;
  • To support the development of external funding application for a research project to be hosted at CCVA and to be a named researcher on the project;
  • To assist Director of CCVA to curate international exhibitions of contemporary art and contribute to the curatorial research and practice;
  • To provide editorial support for CCVA publications, such as the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect) hosted at CCVA, to collect proposals and submissions, assist the peer review process and liaise with authors, editors, reviewers and the publisher.
  • To co-ordinate CCVA research activities including annual conferences, symposia and research seminars, for MA, PhD students and Visiting Academics at CCVA;
  • To develop and manage CCVA publicity, and assist the promotion of CCVA research and teaching activities through website, social media and other platforms.

Within and beyond CCVA, working at the School of Art and the Faculty, you will be 

  • Playing a primary role in the dynamic development of CCVA;
  • Engaging in continuous professional development and be responsible for continually updating knowledge and understanding in the field of study or specialism and for developing skills;
  • Contributing to the planning of research projects in collaboration with others.

In order to fulfil this new position available at CCVA, you will need:

  • First and postgraduate degree;
  • PhD completion in a relevant field of Chinese contemporary art (essential);
  • Evidence of research activity and published research in the field (desireable);
  • Bilingual, excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese (essential);
  • Possess sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes;
  • Able to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature;
  • Able to manage research and administrative activities and to balance competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues and students;
  • Able to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks for the exchange of information and collaboration;
  • Able to identify potential sources of funding;
  • Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development;
  • Understand equal opportunity issues and how they may impact on areas of research;
  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements and experience of carrying out risk assessments.

For an initial discussion about this post, please contact Professor Jiang Jiehong at Joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk. 

As part of your application, please attach your CV, Covering Letter and Highest Qualification. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Please note that the closing date for the above role and for the applications is 16 August 2019.

Brandeis University (USA:Ma) - Kay Fellowship in the Anglophone literature and film of the East Asian diaspora - 17 Dec 2019[edit | edit source]

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in the Anglophone literature and film of the East Asian diaspora beginning Fall 2020.  Kay Fellowships are interdisciplinary appointments.  The Kay Fellow in Anglophone literature and film of the East Asian diaspora will hold a joint appointment as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer in the Department of English and in the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Language and Literature.

The Kay Fellow will teach one course per semester and actively pursue their own research interests.  We are interested in candidates with expertise in Northeast or Southeast Asian diasporic literature or film from locations including but not limited to the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.  The Fellow will receive a 2020-2021 salary of $60,000, 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 Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/68582, should include a CV and three letters of recommendation. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.  First consideration will be given to applications received by December 18. Questions about the position may be directed to John Plotz at plotz@brandeis.edu.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Africana Studies - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Description: The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • The successful candidate will interrogate Africana literature and other expressive practices about racialized sexual knowledge with a focus on any, or multiple, spaces of Africa and the African Diaspora. Ideally, they will bring a transnational focus to their teaching and research.
  • The Fellow will be expected to teach one course per semester on topics in Africana Studies related to their position, with the possibility of cross-listing at the Cogut Institute and in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. In addition, they will be expected to attend and participate in weekly fellows seminars at the Cogut Institute, and to present a work-in-progress once during each academic year of their residency.
  • Scholars must have received their doctoral degrees from institutions other than Brown in the last five (5) years. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in Black literary studies as well as Black feminist and queer epistemologies, queer/quare theory, and/or trans-, genderqueer-, and non-binary studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: This jointly held position in the Department of Africana Studies and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University is effective July 1, 2020. Receipt of the Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. The salary is $61,500 the first year, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application to the Search Committee Chair along with their CV, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, two detailed descriptions of proposed courses (300-500 words each), one or two sample syllabi, a 1-2 page diversity statement, and contact information for three references via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/71248
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2020, and accepted until the position is filled.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program 2020-2022 - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

NB: posted without link to original advert

  • Closes: Oct 16, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern Time (GMT-5 hours)
  • Description: 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.
  • Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Brown University students, faculty, and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact on the world. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving, and service to the public good are defined by collaboration, intellectual discovery, and working in ways that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Qualifications:The fellowship competition is open to candidates from across the social sciences on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context. The selection process, open with regard to nationality and geographic area of research, is highly competitive and typically generates over 500 applications for 4 or 5 places. Scholars 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-eligible 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, 2020, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.


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Ca'Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita:Ven) - Postdoc in Archaeology, 'GEOarchaeology at Pieve VergonTE' - Deadline: 12 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

Description

The Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) invites applications for a fellowship in: "GEOARTE: GEOarchaeology at Pieve VergonTE" - Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, SSD: L-ANT10 - Archaeological research methodologies, Tutor Prof. Sauro Gelichi. The research may be carried out in English. The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

Abstract

The project consists in verifying the archaeological potential of the area located in Borgaccio (Pieve Vergonte, VB) through geo-archaeological surveys. The methodology adopted envisages both the use of non-invasive diagnostic techniques intended to cover large areas of territory (remote sensing, geological surveys) and targeted field checks (archaeological and geological surveys). At the end of the work the presence, depth and extension of any ancient anthropic deposits, the geomorphological characteristics of the area, and the relationship with the work to be carried out (reclamation and displacement of the Marmazza torrent) will be verified.

Who can apply

Prospective candidates are expected to hold a PhD (Doctorate) in Archaeology and an adequate scientific-professional CV.

Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar. Researchers having successfully completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply.

Duration of contract: 12 months (approximately starting: 1 st September 2019).

Stipend: The research fellowship total amount is 23.800,00 Euros, including taxes and social charges.

Deadline for submission of applications: 12 th July 2019, h. 12.00 noon (Italian time)

Detailed application instructions can be found here.

Contact email: ricerca.dsu@unive.it

Ca'Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita:Ven) - Postdoc in economics, 'Inheritance. Critical issues between family protection and social solidarity' - Deadline: 13 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

It is well known that our legal system provides for different ways of allocating wealth for social purposes. We can mention, among others, the donation towards certain subjects (usually nonprofit entities), the transfer of property determined by patronage purposes, the establishment of a foundation and its endowment. For some of these acts the claim of distributive share is excluded, and so the recovery of a large part of the sums in favor of the close relatives is equally excluded; in other cases it is admitted. For example, a claim of distributive share cannot be carried out against gratuitous acts sustained by a patrimonial interest (for example, advertising), while the same remedy is applicable with reference to other kinds of acts, such as the institution of a foundation and its endowment. This discipline can lead to unjustifiable results such as in the case of a wealthy entrepreneur who devotes a significant part of his financial interests to the AIDS research; this choice opens to the possibility that the entrepreneur’s close relatives and spouse bring a claim of distributive share, even in the case where the claimants are recipients of donations of great value from the same entrepreneur, whose value is nonetheless insufficient to fill the reserved shares.

OBJECTIVES: The research aims to verify whether the requests for the modernization of succession law should take into account the current sensitivity - even at a constitutional level – for other and competing principles, for example, social solidarity. From a political perspective, the enhancement of social solidarity might require the transfer of the intergenerational pact of distribution of wealth from the inner of the single families to the outer of the State community (for example, by considerably increasing the taxation of the inheritance and by using the resources thus obtained for purposes of protection of youth). On the other hand, it might prevent the close relatives from frustrating the 2 deceased’s initiatives of social utility by activating the protection of their legitimate shares.

EXPECTED RESULTS: Revise the interpretation of the already existing discipline of the Italian law of succession and, where appropriate, update it, for example by reducing the quotas of legitimate inheritance and favoring the phenomenon of the anticipation of inheritance.

Who can apply

Citizens belonging to European Union member states and non-community citizens in possession of PhD and appropriate scientific-professional curriculum for the research. Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar. Researchers having successfully completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply.

Duration of contract: 12 months (approximately starting on September 2019)

Stipend: The research fellowship amounts to Euro 19.541,00.= per year, gross to the recipient, net of the expenses to be sustained by the Provider. The amount may be subject to adjustment in the event of variations in the law.

Deadline for submission of applications: by and no later than 2019-07-13, h. 12:00 noon – local time. If the deadline is on Saturday or on holidays, the deadline is extended to the first working day thereafter.

Full application materials list here.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita:Ven) - Postdoc in Archaeology, 'Innovative solutions for the promotion and the management of the Adriatic underwater and maritime traditional cultural heritage' - Deadline: 19 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) invites applications for a fellowship in: “Innovative solutions for the promotion and the management of the Adriatic underwater and maritime traditional cultural heritage, also through new techniques of documentation and visualization“ - Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, SSD L-ANT/10 - Archaeological research methodologies, Tutor Dr. Carlo Beltrame.

The research may be carried out in English. The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

Abstract

The research fellow will have to support the coordinator of the Underwater Museum project (9 months) in all its phases. In particular, he will have to contribute to: arrange an innovative methodology for the documentation and the recording, also on web GIS application, of the underwater archaeological sites of the Adriatic; - to provide the necessary data and informations for the construction of the web GIS; - to organize workshops with the other partners; - to partecipate at the underwater activities for the documentation of some underwater archaeological sites; Regarding the Arca Adriatica project (3 months), the research fellow will have to collaborate to the collection and processing of multi media contents for the creation of digital products for an “Interpretation center” of the Venetian traditional shipyards and to the programme of activities of comunication of the maritime cultural heritage (Academy of Old Crafts).

Who can apply

Prospective candidates are expected to hold a PhD (Doctorate) and an adequate scientific-professional CV. Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar. Researchers having successfully completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply.

Duration of contract: 12 months (approximately starting: 1 st August 2019).

Stipend: The research fellowship amounts to 19.367,00 Euros, including taxes and social charges.

Deadline for submission of applications: 19th July 2019, h. 12.00 noon (Italian time)

Full application materials list here.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita:Ven) - Postdoc in European literature, 'Migration and inclusion: cultural mediation through literature in education' - Deadline: 19 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

Full description here.

Research fellowship on "Migration and inclusion: cultural mediation through literature in education" Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italian law 30 December 2010, n. 240, art. 22)

The present document in English is to be considered as a mere summary of the main provisions of the notice of competition which is available in Italian at the following

Description The Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) invites applications for a fellowship in: "Migration and inclusion: cultural mediation through literature in education"

- Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, SSD: L-FIL-LET/11

- Contemporary Italian literature; L-FIL-LET/14

- Literary criticism and comparative literature, Tutor Prof. Ricciarda Ricorda and Francesca Rohr. The research may be carried out in English.

The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

Abstract

The project aims to facilitate the integration of immigrant students and provide them with support for university orientation; to this end, teacher training activities and workshops on migration and integration for students will be organised. The field of research will be the literature of migration in Italian; literary texts are powerful factors of mediation, with their crossings, loans, interweaving: thereby, they are a space of investigation of particular interest in order to face problems related to inclusion and understanding of otherness, a necessary step to operate in the field of education. Meetings with migrant writers, whose texts will be analyzed in depth and following precise methodological indications, will complete and enrich the investigation.

Prospective candidates are expected to hold a PhD (Doctorate) in Italian Studies and an adequate scientific professional CV. Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

- Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar.

- Researchers having successfully completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

- Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply.

Duration of contract: 12 months (approximately starting: 1 st September 2019).

Stipend: The research fellowship total amount is 23.800,00 Euros, including taxes and social charges.

Deadline for submission of applications: 19 th July 2019, h. 12.00 noon (Italian time)

How to apply

Candidates should submit:

1. The application form;

2. A motivation letter (max 1 page) along with their CV in European format, duly dated and signed, both to enclosed as a one single.pdf file (link);

3. A copy of a valid identity document (either Identity Card or Passport);

4. (If available) Evaluation Summary Reports of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) individual proposals having passed all the evaluation thresholds;

5. (If available) Details of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships, ERC Starting Grants, FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/ SIR Scientific Young Independence Research funded projects;

6. All documents, qualifications and publications relevant for the selection procedure (please, see the notice link); All the schemes of the quoted documentation are available on the website (link). How to submit your application Applications should be submitted by the online procedure, available on the notice webpage 

Or submit here: https://static.unive.it/domandeconcorso-en/accesso/dsu-4-2019

The candidate, after the uploading, will receive a submission number and an e-mail acknowledging receipt of his/her application.

The candidate if necessary could access the procedures for updating any data and materials by the link provided by the e-mail, in any case any updates must be made no later than the deadline 19 th July 2019, h. 12.00 noon (Italian time).

Please note that the University can be contacted for any support needs by the candidate by 18 th July 2019, h. 1.00 p.m. (Italian time). Please note that in case of an high number of applications and / or weight of the materials loaded by the candidates the system might become slower, Therefore it is suggested not to start the process close to the deadline. NB: The University does not take on responsibility for wrong or late communication of addresses, nor for any communication problem not depending on the University.

Ca'Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita) - Postdoc, 'Revitalizing the heritage of castles, villas and historical gardens of the province of Venice for tourism purposes' - Deadline: 26 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The research fellow will have to support the scientific responsible of the MerlinCV project in all its phases. In particular, he/she will have to: - collaborate in the organization of a scientific conference; - collaboration in the drafting of a scientific publication for the part relating to historic villas and gardens in the territory of the province of Venice; - preparation of the contents for the common web page and for social media; - preparation of the contents for the marketing strategy; - concerning the enhancement and revitalization of the heritage of castles: a) preparation of the contents for the publication of 2 comics, through which stories related to the places and the historical-cultural heritage of the Slovenian-Italian cross-border area (specifically for the territory of the province of Venice) will be told.

https://www.unive.it/data/28825/

Ca'Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita) - Postdoc, 'Revitalizing the heritage of castles, villas and historical gardens in the Slovenian and Friulian area for tourism purposes' - Deadline: 26 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The research fellow will have to support the scientific responsible of the MerlinCV project in all its phases. In particular, he/she will have to: - collaborate in the organization of a scientific conference; - collaborate in the drafting of a scientific publication for the part relating to the castles of the Slovenian and Friulian territory; - preparation of the contents for the common web page and for social media; - preparation of the contents for the marketing strategy; - concerning the enhancement and revitalization of the heritage of castles.

https://www.unive.it/data/28825/

Ca' Foscari University of Venice (EU:Ita) - Postdoc in Political Science, 'Industry 4.0 supporting ecosystems' - Deadline: 18 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The 4th industrial revolution will affect a variety of industries and regional ecosystems.The competitiveness of firms will depend on the evolution of their business models. Ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship will play a fundamental role in supporting these evolutions,in favoring the emergence of novel competences and in bridging local actors with global flows of knowledge,technologies and with global markets. The research project aims at understanding the nature and configuration of local ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship that are conducive to the transformation of firms’ ways of competing and that will allow for related and unrelated trajectories of innovation leveraging upon technologies currently deemed as Industry 4.0. The research project aims at providing guidelines and policy indications oriented towards the improvement of regional innovation capacity with a particular emphasis on transnational cooperation among European Regions.

California Institute of Technology (USA:Ca) - Postdoctoral Instructor in Contemporary Literature ​​​​ - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructor appointment beginning Fall 2020.  Area of Specialization: Contemporary American, British and/or Global Anglophone Literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year on the quarter system. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should apply electronically:  https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/contemplit Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to: Chair, Contemporary Literature Postdoc Search, HSS MC 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

  • (12/3) Any hear news or have a sense of their timeline?
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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (EU:Ger:Nds) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Psycholinguistics - Deadline: 10 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The cluster of excellence Hearing4all: 
Models, Technology and Solutions for Diagnostics, Restoration and Support of Hearing 
at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (in collaboration with Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Leibniz Universität Hannover) is seeking to fill as soon as possible the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate 
in the Field of Psycholinguistics (m/f/d)

in the Department of Dutch, Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies.

The position is available from 1st of November 2019 until 31st of October 2022. Payment is depending on previous experience (German TV-L E13, full time). The position is suitable for part-time work.

A paramount goal of the cluster of excellence Hearing4all (www.hearing4all.de) is to transform audiology into an "exact" science based on the interplay between experiment and theory as well as between basic science and clinical research. In the framework provided by the cluster the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research goals of the cluster to research thread 1 "Auditory processing deficits throughout the lifespan", in which one of the goals is to identify the impact of hearing loss in young and old age on cognitive and language development and its decline

Candidates are expected to have an academic university degree in the field of (psycho)- linguistics, psychology (with a specialization in speech/language processing), or a related discipline and have shown their ability to perform excellent scientific work, usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of their Doctorate/PhD research and a good publication record.

We are seeking candidates with experience in statistical analysis as well as extensive knowledge in at least one of the following methods/areas: language acquisition, online sentence processing, reaction time studies, eye tracking, ERP. Matlab skills, and/ or experience with E-prime will be helpful, as well as working knowledge of German. Since the positions entail close interdisciplinary cooperation with several other disciplines (audiology, psychology, physics), the willingness and ability to integrate methods, concepts and issues of the 'other' discipline into theories, concepts and methods current in one's own are required for successful work in this project.

The University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunities employer. According to § 21 para. 3 of the legislation governing Higher Education in Lower Saxony (NHG), preference shall be given to female candidates in cases of equal qualification. The same applies to persons with disabilities.

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, links to recent publications, and copies of certificates for academic grades the latest by August 10, 2019 to Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät III, 26111 Oldenburg or as an email attachment to esther.ruigendijk@uni-oldenburg.de. (application by email is preferred). Prof. Esther Ruigendijk (Esther.Ruigendijk@uni-oldenburg.de) can be contacted for further questions regarding the position.

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American Urban - Deadline: 31 Mar. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 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 on current center projects. The appointment is for nine months beginning September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. 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.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2020. (Notification of decision by April 20)


  • Any updates? (4/17)

Catholic University of Louvain (EU:Bel) - Two Postdoctoral Positions For The Project 'Avicenna East & West I: Commentaries On The Qaṣīdat Al-Nafs' - Deadline: 1 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

2 Postdoctoral positions (9 and 12 months respectively) for the project “Avicenna East & West I: Commentaries on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs” (FRS-FNRS; UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Project description

The aim of this project on the commentaries on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs attributed to Avicenna is twofold: (1) to provide a better understanding of how Avicenna’s theory on the soul was received, interpreted and transformed in the Muslim East ; and (2) to document the attitude towards Avicenna’s legacy, and falsafain general, in Islamic society.

The corpus chosen offers a particularly fruitful basis for such an inquiry: the poem is rather short and not technical (allowing a large diffusion in a non-philosophical milieu), while raising important questions about the congruence of some of the ideas it conveys with what we know to be Avicenna’s teaching.

Sub-projects

(1) Edition and analysis of the commentaries by ʿAlī b. Sulaymān al-Baḥrānī (m. 672/1274), ʿAfīf al-Dīn al-Tilimsanī (610-690/1213-1291), Dāʾūd al-Qayṣarī (m. 751/1350)

(2) Comparative analysis of the commentaries by Dāʾūd al-Anṭākī (d. 1599) and ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Munāwī (d. 1621)

(3) General analysis of the commentary tradition on the Qaṣīdat al-nafs, exploring the various contexts and aims of these texts, the precise nature of the questions raised, and the types of arguments and references used in the debates emerging in the interpretation of the poem or between commentators.

The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for sub-project 2 (commentaries by Anṭākī and Munāwī) and participate in the other sub-projects. They are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) and of the Institut orientaliste (INCAL/CIOL) at UCLouvain, and to spend part of her/his time to pursue her/his own intellectual interests and to work creatively to produce new exciting research.

Profile

PhD in Islamic studies, philosophy, history or another research area relevant for the research project; excellent knowledge of Arabic and proven expertise in the intellectual history of relevant periods. Candidates with experience in editing texts and/or the study of commentary traditions are particularly welcome. The capacity to teach portions of a BA course on pre-modern Islamic philsophy is a plus.

Starting date

These two positions are available as soon as possible after Jan. 1, 2020 for a period of respectively 9 and 12 months. There is some flexibility in the starting date and in the duration of these positions. Candidates interested to apply for a shorter period or willing to discuss the starting date are invited to mention it in their cover letter. Candidates who are about to complete their PhD can apply but the PhD must be in hand at the start of the employment.

Working location: Institut supérieur de philosophie, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Apply

Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, names and contact information of two academic referees, and a sample of your writing) to the email address mentioned in "Where to apply".

Review of applications will start on Oct. 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Eligibility criteria

This position is funded by the Fonds de la Recherche scientifique, Belgium (FRS-FNRS), and is only available for candidates who hold a PhD for no more than 6 years at the time of appointment, and who were not resident of Belgium for more than 24 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Some funding for travel for research is available.

Selection process

Review of applications will start on Oct. 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:Ita) - Postdoc, social fragility in relationship with the ongoing process of secularization - Deadline: 22 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The experience of alterity between fragility and transcendence. Research activity coherent with the scientific sector. In particular, the research will focus on the analysis of social experiences situated in a context marked by social fragility in relationship with the ongoing process of secularization. This analysis shall be developed taking into consideration different areas of social life and according with the pluralisation of life spheres characterized by a condition of fragility. Further activities will include participation in the teaching activities of the pertinent chairs (seminars, exams, and tutorship of theses). The Faculty might also require to perform official teaching activities.

Apply here.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:Ita) - Postdoc, The civilization of the water from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century - Deadline: 22 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The civilization of the water from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with particular regard to artistic and iconographic productions, its symbolic-religious, allegorical and functional implications, as well as agricultural and rural labor themes. The context of the lombard territory in the long term must act as a reference for the national and international comparisons. The candidate will carry out the scientific research on the representation of the water and its symbols from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with particular regard to the lombard context, the liturgical uses, the rural world and agricultural work; the candidate will also have to collaborate in the preparation of an international symposium, proving a matured organizational capacity, and the historical and artistic promotion of the educational values of the environment and sustainability.

Apply here.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:Ita) - Postdoc in Philosophy, "The Death of God" - Deadline: 22 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The theme of the “death of God” developed by Nietzsche: moral-philosophical meanings and perspectives, anthropological implications, ethical debates. The research in the scope of SSD M-FIL/03, section 11/C3 will be run in a synergy of hermeneutic-textual, phenomenological and theoretical methods. The research activity will be aimed first of all (and consistently with the scientific profile requested by the announcement) at revisiting the nihilistic paradigm of Nietzsche’s mindset, in particular as regards ethics and the “death of God”, expanding and enhancing the knowledge of relevant interactions. The researcher will be developing scientific forms of collaboration and participation at international and national level and will be initiating various activities to promote his/her research. He/she will also have to take care of didactics and integrative didactics activities in the scope of SSD M-FIL/03 and provide service to the students in the areas of his/her competence and according to the Faculty Council determinations.

Apply here.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:Ita) - Research Fellow, Shakespeare and/or Romanticism and/or Contemporary Theatre - Deadline: 22 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The field of research is the history of english literature with a special focus on shakespearean studies, romanticism and contemporary theatre. The researcher will be required to focus on the above-mentioned research tracks, with a concentration on stylistic and linguistic analysis of literary texts in comparison with other literatures and expressive means, such as cinema, visual arts and music. The researcher will be required to teach according to the needs of the chair of english literature, assist students and take part in the organization of teaching and research, according to the needs of the Faculty. The researcher will also be required to teach and conduct research on topics related to american literature and culture.

Application site (in Italian) is here.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:Ita) - Research Fellow, 'Lope de Vega' & 'Hispano-italian relations in early modern period' - Deadline: 22 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

1) Spanish golden age period; spanish islamic dimension in Lope de Vega’s dramatic and short-fiction production (intertextual dialogue, themes and characters). 2) Hispano-italian relations in early modern period, with particular reference to literary texts of iberian interest in italian libraries. The researcher will be required to focus on the above-mentioned research tracks. The researcher will also be required to teach in both literary and linguistic fields, within the Faculty courses of Spanish literature and Communicative strategies in spanish.

Application site (in Italian) is here.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (EU:UK:Eng) - Postdoc, 'Internationalisation at home: evaluating the experience of an Italian university' - Deadline: 6 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The term “Internationalisation” is frequently associated in simplistic fashion with increased international student intake, without considering the quality of the international student experience, the impact on and their integration with domestic students, the development of intercultural competence, the increased support and training needed for staff - both academic and administrative - who are involved in international programmes and the international dimensions which can be introduced into the curriculum.

Apply here (site in Italian): https://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-ateneo-milano-brescia-piacenza-e-cremona-assegni-di-ricerca-legge-240-2010-art-22#content

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (EU:Ita) - 'Homophony in chinese language. A theoretical, rhetorical and educational approach' - Deadline: 6 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The research topic, relating a key aspect of Chinese language for its manifold implications (cultural, symbolic, literary, artistic and religious), focuses on a few applicable aspects of its (so-called) “homophony” or “sound harmony”. In the first phase, the objective is to investigate the lexemes used in Chinese to refer to the phenomenon and to describe formal, functional, pragmatical and rhetorical aspects. Analogies and differences with similar phonetic phenomena in western languages will be explored: assonance and paronomasia, calembour, pun.In the second phase, the research aims at outlining few rhetorical uses of xiéyīn in specific contexts. Specific characters combinations will be researched within homogeneous corpora, e.g. blogs on social and political issues, official political documents and speeches, as well as ritual languages and small talks.

Apply here: https://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-ateneo-milano-brescia-piacenza-e-cremona-assegni-di-ricerca-legge-240-2010-art-22#content

Central European University (HUN) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position - Deadline: 8 Dec. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position, Striking from the Margins: From Disintegration to Reconstitution of State and Religion in the Middle East Center for Religious Studies
  • Starting date: Academic Year 2019/2020
  • Application deadline: December 8, 2019
  • Full- Or Part-Time: Full-time (40 hours/ week)
  • The Center for Religious Studies at Central European University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow position for the second phase of its research project Striking from the Margins (SFM).
  • In its first phase, the project developed novel analytical and conceptual perspectives to address the complex dynamics of relations between state, religion, and society in the rapidly changing context of the Middle East, under conditions of disaggregation and violent conflict. For the second phase, the project will move its multidisciplinary focus from disintegration and disaggregation to reconciliation and reconstitution.
  • The project is supported jointly by Central European University and by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The position is for a period of 15 months, beginning as soon as possible, preferably in March 2020. As CEU operates two campuses, some of the projects out-reach and academic activities may take place in Vienna.
  • For more information on the program please visit https://www.strikingmargins.com/#striking-from-the-margins or https://religion.ceu.edu/projects
  • The main focus of the project is Syria and Iraq over the past three decades, and seeks to connect developments in these countries with those in Arab countries and with global dynamics overall. The new post-doc position will join an existing research team and will work towards integrating gender as a transversal perspective in the overall work of the project.
  • Post-doc Position (15 months): The Pertinence of Gender Regimes under Conditions of Continuing Conflict In line with SFM’s overall approach, this component of the project will merge with a concrete case study of Syria or Iraq, or cutting across both, conducted by the Post-doctoral Fellow. The Fellow is expected to develop analytical distinctions pertaining to gender, in order to view the present transformations in gender regimes in situations of civil conflict as novel phenomena to be understood contextually and dynamically, rather than appeal to the revival of impulses long submerged. SFM will appoint a post-doctoral fellow who will conduct personal research towards a monograph and who will assist actively in preparing a special international workshop on After violence? Gender and authority in the Middle East, comparative perspectives from Iraq, Syria, (working title), gathering scholars and experts in gender-specific theory and practice.
  • Applications are invited from researchers whose work falls under this thematic field from any of the following disciplines: comparative gender, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and religious studies.
  • The fellowship will be offered to young researchers who wish to conduct original research and who have already extensive experience with and in the region. It is expected that applicants apply with their own research profiles and agendas which they will integrate and develop further within the framework of the project.
  • Post-doctoral fellows join doctoral students and members of CEU faculty from across a number of disciplines, along with external colleagues and members of partner institutions, in contributing to a coherent research program. The project has worked to produce a critical mass of original scholarship that would map novel research domains to produce more convincing analytical results than those in wide circulation. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to undertake detailed empirical research with appropriate analytical elaboration to be published and disseminated in print and in digital form. Along with the entire team, post-doctoral fellows are expected to participate in the internal life of the project, and to participate actively in preparing an international conference scheduled for the end of the project. This will bring in participants from both the research and policy communities and will result in a major co-edited publication.
  • Fellows will be required to enter into a fixed-term employment contract with Central European University. They will benefit from the usual research facilities in place, and will be eligible for support for field research.
  • Duties and responsibilities:
  • Post-docs are required to be in residence at CEU for the duration of their fellowship except for agreed field research trips abroad and the normal seasonal holidays;
  • Fellows will be expected to provide a mid-term narrative report, and a final narrative report;
  • Fellows will be expected to post research results and other materials on the project’s website, and to work on a monograph during their tenure of their fellowship.
  • The Fellow will assist actively in preparing a special international workshop on After violence? Gender and authority in the Middle East, comparative perspectives from Iraq, Syria, (working title), and in preparing the resulting volume for publication.
  • Fellows will be given the opportunity to play an active role in preparing the concluding international conference, and to produce with the relevant team member the edited volume resulting from the international conference.
  • Post-docs are expected to acknowledge clearly the contribution of CEU and Carnegie Corporation of New York to publications and activities arising from their tenure of the fellowship.
  • Qualifications:
  • Eligible applicants should have held a doctoral degree for a period of less than five years, and have a demonstrable record of achievement and promise in a relevant thematic field and discipline.
  • Applicants are expected to have extensive experience of the region.
  • Applicants are expected to have a keen interest and experience in cross-disciplinary work in the social sciences.
  • Compensation: We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.
  • How to apply: pplicants need to submit:
  • A full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • A detailed covering letter
  • A summary research proposal, and a full version of the proposal including bibliographic references
  • A sample article or analytical research report, published or unpublished
  • The names and contact details of three referees
  • Please send your complete application package to: advert070@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2019/070.
  • Requests for additional information should be sent to Esther Holbrook, Coordinator of the Center for Religious Studies (religion@ceu.edu).
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and shall not be accepted for consideration any later than 8 December 2019.

Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford (UK:Eng) - Muslim Research Fellow - Deadline: 16 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

About the post:

The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, an independent academic centre, is seeking to appoint a full-time Muslim research fellow, based in Oxford, for a three-year contract commencing on 1st October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. For further information on CMCS visit www.cmcsoxford.org.uk

The Research Fellow will conduct research in the area of Muslim-Christian studies, either theological, historical or sociological. The main aim would be to produce a high-quality monograph on an area of the candidate’s choosing in discussion with CMCS.

In addition, the Research Fellow would participate in other academic activities at CMCS, including (for example) teaching and advising a range of students who come to the Centre, engaging with practitioners in the field of Muslim-Christian Relations, and contributing on an agreed basis to CMCS projects such as the Summer School for Christian and Muslim leaders in training, Hikmah Guides and the Christians and Muslims in Public Life Project.

We seek someone committed to rigorous research, and with an ability to communicate ideas to a range of different audiences.

Person Specification:

Candidates must normally have:

  • Received the degree of PhD or equivalent by 1 October 2019
  • Fluency in English, in addition to sound knowledge of any language relevant to the focus of the research
  • A demonstrable commitment to the field of Muslim-Christian studies
  • Communication, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Organisational skills
  • The right to work in the UK

Pay and Benefits:

Salary would be in the range of £28,660 - £37,345, depending on experience.

Application procedure:

Applications comprising a covering letter (1-2 pages, including teaching experience), and a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, experience, and a statement of current research interests and publications (1-2 pages) should be sent electronically to Susan Worthington at office@cmcsoxford.org.uk The names of two academic referees should also be provided. A sample of written work will be requested from shortlisted candidates. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday 2 September 2019.



Chiang Mai University (Thailand) - Faculty of Law Visiting Research Fellowship 2020 (Postdoc, Law) - Deadline 25 Jan 2020[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University has long enjoyed its status as the leading academic research in the region, with great emphasis on the socio-legal approach to law. In its move towards further internationalization, the Faculty of Law wishes to encourage regular intellectual exchanges with colleagues across the world. In 2020, we are running one Visiting Research Fellowship program for an academic visitor.

Eligibility:

The Visiting Research Fellowship program offers a stimulating and convivial research environment for a legal or socio-legal scholar to conduct research and contribute to the research activities of the Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University. Applications are welcome from scholars in any field of legal studies. This program is particularly suitable for early career and emerging researchers. Applicants must have been awarded a PhD in law within the past ten years. Successful candidate for the Visiting Research Fellowship is required to:

  • Be in residence in the Faculty throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Publish an academic article in a law journal featured in an internationally recognized index list such as SCOPUS or Web of Science. (A proof of submission during the period of the Fellowship is sufficient)
  • Organize one seminar with graduate students at the Faculty.

Duration:

The Visiting Research Fellowship 2020 is offered for a period of 6 months. The Fellowship timeframes for 2020 is 1 March – 31 August 2020.

Stipend and Benefits:

The Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University will provide the Visiting Research Fellow a stipend of THB 25,000 per month, with an additional amount not exceeding THB 10,000 per month for the cost of accommodation. Medical and travel insurance coverage is not included in the fellowship.

The successful candidate is advised to arrange for their own insurance prior to their arrival.

The Fellow will be granted full library access to the Chiang Mai University Library as well as our Law Workshop. The Fellow will be given an office equipped with a computer, internet connection, and a telephone line. They will also be invited to all seminars and events held at the Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University.

Application Procedure:

All candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a personal statement detailing the candidate research interest, proposed research project, and proposed title of the seminar to be given during the fellowship (maximum 1000 words)

All applications will be submitted to lawcmu@hotmail.com for further evaluation by the Faculty of Law’s committee.

Important Dates:

Applications Close: 25 January 2020

Outcome advised: 31 January 2020

Fellowship starts: 1 March 2020 Further Information

Further information can be viewed on the Faculty's website: https://www.law.cmu.ac.th/site/news-details/?news_id=31442

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact: lawcmu@hotmail.com.



City University of Hong Kong (CHN:Hk) - Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law - Deadline: 23 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

City University of Hong Kong is a fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for: 

Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (Appointment for 12 months with possibility of extension) [Ref. B/R/838/03] 

Duties : Conduct research and produce high quality research outputs relating to Civil Law, Commercial Law, and Chinese and Comparative Law; present research outputs and participate in and contribute to seminars and working paper series; assist in organizing events and day-to-day administration of RCCL; and perform any other duties as assigned.

Requirements : A PhD degree with ideally no more than 3 years’ postdoctoral experience; excellent academic qualification in Contract Law, Tort Law, Property Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law and Comparative Law; ability to publish research outputs in English; appropriate experience in conducting academic legal research; and demonstrated potential for excellence in research are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a decent publication record.

Candidates with a PhD degree plus appropriate experience or outstanding research performance may be considered for appointment as Research Fellow.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic. 

Information and Application

Further information on the RCCL, the posts and the University is available at http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/slw/RCCL and http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk /Fax: 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an application letter, current curriculum vitae, sample writing, other supporting documents, and the names of 3 referees (including doctoral supervisor) to the Director of RCCL (lwrccl@cityu.edu.hk). Applications will receive full consideration until the positions are filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage. 

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions in Society and Neuroscience - Deadline: 2 Dec. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist positions to begin July 2020. Interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions are available in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in either (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline – such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which includes up to nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, Jd, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2020, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2015.
  • Please visit our online application site at bit.ly/RAPS-pssn2020 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/pssn2020.
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Columbia University (USA:NY) - The Human Rights Institute, Postdoc, 'Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights' - Deadline: Open until Filled (Posted 23 July 2019)[edit | edit source]

The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (HRI) invites applications for the position of Director, or Legal Fellow, with the Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights. The Project seeks to address abuses in counterterrorism and armed conflict operations through research and public education programs, promote accountability for abuse, ensure that developing norms reflect human rights principles, and support the empowerment of communities and local advocates affected by abusive practices.

We seek a strategic and creative legal advocate and researcher committed to working with local advocates and communities impacted by abusive practices. You will undertake factual and legal fact-finding and research, provide legal analysis on questions of international law, prepare reports and submissions, build and manage transnational partnerships, engage with local advocates, academics, and officials, design policy recommendations, engage in public-facing engagement and media work, and model strategies for progress. You will engage in innovative collaborative and participatory research and advocacy initiatives aimed at supporting and amplifying the power of local advocates and communities. You will organize and actively participate in expert meetings of government and non-government representatives from the U.S. and abroad. You will design and implement strategies to promote human rights.

The work includes pursuing cutting edge factual, policy, and legal research and engaging with U.S. and foreign governments and local advocates on a variety of issues, including: promoting rights-protecting legal and policy standards for the use of force; military tracking, assessment, and investigation of reports of civilian harm; compensation to victims in armed conflict; pursuing accountability for abuses in the ongoing conflict in Yemen; increasing the participation, power, and influence in U.S. and international policymaking circles of experts from the Global South; training judges in international law; and related issues.

The work involves managing project financials and significantly contributing to donor relations and grant writing and reporting. You will also contribute to the general work of HRI through event planning and student mentorship.

This role reports to the Human Rights Institute’s Faculty Co-Directors and Managing Director. We are seeking to hire either a Director, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to lead the program, or a Legal Fellow, who will be provided mentoring to undertake increasing responsibility for the project. The position will be filled as an Associate Research Scholar or Postdoctoral Research Scholar, depending on experience.

Applicants must have a law degree (JD, LLB, LLM, BCL, licence en droit, or licenciado en derecho, etc. will be considered).

AND:

A deep commitment to rigorous, pragmatic, creative, and self-reflective social justice and human rights work, particularly in related to armed conflict and counterterrorism;
• A strong education in and awareness of critiques of human rights, and a commitment to integrating those critiques into human rights practice;
• Knowledge of and exceptional ability to implement the wide range of tactics and tools employed in the human rights field, and commitment to the strategic use of these to challenge existing injustices and hierarchies, including within the human rights field itself;
• Commitment to working in partnership with communities and activists in countries affected by abusive counterterrorism and armed conflict, and commitment to a rightsholder-centered approach to human rights advocacy;
• Ability to manage, provide creative and strategic vision, develop, and run new projects;
• Excellent legal research and analytic skills, as well as oral and written communication skills, including an ability to undertake complex legal and factual research and the writing of reports, grant proposals, policy papers, complaints, blog posts, and press releases with limited supervision;
• For the Director, a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience is required; 
• For the Legal Fellow, a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required.

• Experience engaging with the general public and the media, writing press releases and conducting interviews, writing blog posts, managing meetings, and designing workshops;

• Experience engaging on humanitarian law and human rights issues with representatives of governments and the UN, and working in partnership with civil society, victims, and impacted communities in the U.S., Europe, and countries where the U.S. and its allies are engaged militarily, and elsewhere; 
• Experience in grant writing and engaging with donor organizations;
• Fluency in a second language, particularly Arabic; and
• Knowledge of political and human rights developments in the context of national security policymaking in the United States and globally.

Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest, describing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a law school transcript; (4) the names of no more than three references.

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Postdoc, Ancient Near Eastern Art History and Archaeology - Deadline: 26 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Art History and Archaeology. The successful candidate will: A) conduct research and process field data for the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments website (https://mcid.mcah.columbia.edu/art-atlas/mapping-mesopotamian-monuments) and B) be responsible for daily project management and general assistance to the Director of the project, Professor Zainab Bahrani. The Columbia University Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments project has been documenting endangered historical architecture and rock reliefs on site, in Iraq and Turkey, since 2013. The successful candidate will have a strong background in ancient Near Eastern art, archaeology and history, and interest in Digital Humanities projects. Reading and writing knowledge of one of the regional languages, Arabic, Kurdish or Turkish would be a plus. The fellow will be based at Columbia University in New York. The award is for one year, non-renewable. The salary is $52,250 and benefits.

The candidate should have strong background in Ancient Near Eastern Art, Archaeology, and History and interest in digital humanities projects.

Reading and writing knowledge of one of the regional languages, Arabic, Kurdish or Turkish would be a plus.

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a published article or article-length writing sample, and letters of reference. Applicants should have been awarded the Ph.D. degree within the last five years. 
Applications must be received by August 26, 2019. Screening will take place soon afterwards, and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please upload the following required materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a published article or article-length writing sample, and two letters of reference. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two megabytes in size per document.

Before uploading documents, applicants will first be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of 2 reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Whenever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider to the following address:

Department of Art History and Archaeology (Attn Media Center)
Columbia University 
826 Schermerhorn Hall (MC: 5517) 
1190 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10027

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.

Proposed Start Date: 15 Sep 2019

Columbia Society of Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 2 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2019-2020 Competition

The Columbia Society of Fellows inthe 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 2020-2021. Fellows newly appointed for 2020-2021 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2018 and 1 July 2020. The Fellowship Stipend for 2020-2021 is $64,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.

The Society of Fellows is committed to assembling a diverse and inclusive academic community. Toward this end, we especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and those whose interests contribute to realizing this goal.

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).

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the "Application Materials (PDF)"). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year.  In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate ("Core") education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second year, Fellows teach one course: either a Core course (if only one of the two first-year courses was in the Core) or a departmental course. This will leave one semester in the second year free of teaching responsibilities. In the third year, Fellows again teach one course, either a Core course or a departmental course (to be decided jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s department), leaving one semester again free of teaching responsibilities. Please note that all teaching--whether a Core class or a department one--is to be arranged by the Fellow through the Fellow’s home academic department. At least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core.

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include planning a weekly Thursday Lecture Series, which is open for attendance to members of the University community, and participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The Society also cosponsors conferences and special events planned by Fellows around their special interests.

To aid in the research process, each Fellow is assigned to a private office with a phone, and access to campus Wi-Fi. The research allowance may be used to pay for research-related expenses such as conferences, professional memberships, and research materials.


Dec 9th: Any news? 

Dec 19th: I suspect that interview requests will go out today, if they haven't already.

  • FWIW the submission website said interview requests would be sent out in late December or early January. And if you haven't heard anything by Jan. 19, to consider yourself rejected. UPDATE: For this cycle, the FAQ part of the website states that "Applicants who have not been contacted by 8 January 2020 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active."
    • thank you--look this shit up before bumping the wiki people

Dec 20: Request for interview

  • ^congrats! were you contacted by email?


9 Jan: Guess those who haven't heard are officially rejected now.

Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute (USA:Ny) - Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Korean Studies, 2020-21 - Deadline: 1 Feb 2020[edit | edit source]

The Center for Korean Research in the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University invites applications for the role of Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Korean Studies for academic year 2020-2021. The Center is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar who conducts Korea-related research in any historical period, premodern or modern, in the humanities or social sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and connects Korea to broader East Asian and global issues or concerns. The research scholar will teach one course each semester in her/his area of expertise as well as pursue her/his own research. The research scholar will be provided the opportunity to organize events related to her/his research interests and will participate actively in programs and events sponsored by the Center for Korean Research, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and other relevant units at Columbia.

The appointment is for one academic year, beginning September 1, 2020, and ending May 31, 2021. The role comes with shared office space and access to libraries and resources at Columbia University.

    • This is a grant-funded appointment contingent upon the availability of funds.**

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between May 1, 2017 and August 31, 2020.
Application Procedure
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. Interfolio applications are also accepted.

Completed application cover sheet
1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, and a summary of your research project
Updated Curriculum Vitae, including a list of classes taught (if any)
Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
Two course syllabi for seminars (for courses to be offered to M.A. students and advanced undergraduates)
3 letters of reference (signed, sealed, and mailed by referees directly to the address below, or via Interfolio) that include an evaluation of the applicant’s research and prior teaching experience.
Center for Korean Research
ATTN: Jooyeon Kim
Center for Korean Research
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Columbia University MC3333
420 West 118th Street, Room 907
New York, NY 10027
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received on or before February 1, 2020. Candidates may be invited for an interview to be held by video, phone or in person. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

For more information about the role of Center for Korean Research AKS Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Korean Studies, please contact Jooyeon Kim, Assistant Director at jk2857@columbia.edu.

Concordia University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Psychology - Deadline: 1 October 2019[edit | edit source]

The Social Justice Centre at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, is currently accepting applications for a 2-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship valued at Can$47,500 per year (plus benefits).

Research program title: “Brilliant Thinkers, Empathic Therapists: What Explains the Gender Gap in Philosophy versus Psychology?”

Please consult the following page for the specific job description, qualifications and eligibility requirements, and instructions for applying.

Copenhagen University (EU:Den) - Postdoctoral position in Indology - Deadline: 15 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Indology to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job content The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen seeks to maintain a strong research environment in Indology by filling a three-year post-doctorate position. The position will be connected to Modern India and South Asia Studies, Religious Studies, and a newly formed interest in Ancient Civilisations in which courses will be developed and taught.

Principal responsibilities will include the establishment of an Indological laboratorium that will house over 3000 Indian manuscripts, which together with the existing Indic collections at the Danish Royal Library will keep Copenhagen at a high international academic standing in Indological studies. In this regard, the person selected for the post doc will be expected to seek external funding for the prolongation of Indological research, to coordinate research activities around Indological studies, and to introduce digitalisation and IT in connection with research and teaching. Teaching will take up 20% of the working hours per year.

Qualification requirements

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in classical Indian languages and culture, and preferably some knowledge of at least one modern Indian language, such as, Hindi.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Kenneth Zysk, zysk@hum.ku.dk.

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013 see: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0135/19-2I.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,000 (EUR 4,560) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 15 07 2019.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Copenhagen University (EU:Den) - Postdoctoral Fellow: EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D) - Deadline: 5 Aug. 2019[edit | edit source]

‘EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy’ (EU3D) - https://www.eu3d.uio.no/research/index.html - is a new research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Directed from the University of Oslo, the project involves a consortium of ten institutions across Europe, among them the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The Department of Political Science at UCPH which co-directs EU3D Work Package 2 - ‘Problematic forms of EU internal differentiation’, has a project vacancy for a two-year Postdoctoral researcher starting on 1 February 2020.

Work package 2 (WP2) of EU3D is concerned with the identification and assessment of those forms of EU differentiation that are most closely associated with dominance. WP2’s research will seek to understand the sources of these forms of differentiation and place them into historical context. To that end, WP2 provides a diagnosis of the present post-crisis situation landscape of internal differentiation in the EU, and assess which of these forms is most closely associated with dominance.

WP2 is particularly interested in teasing out the extent to which crises (especially the Eurozone crisis and the refugee crises) have acted as ‘external differentiating shocks and/or the extent to which current types of differentiation have pre-crisis roots. More specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the question of whether external shocks to the EU system have been generative of new forms of dominance within the EU, or whether recent crises have amplified aspects of illicit hierarchy within the EU structure. Of particular interest here are the role and sources of non-majoritarian forms of decision-making, their relationship to recent crises and/or their roots within European integration more broadly. The work will involve the analysis of a range of textual and interview sources.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the organization of a workshop in mid-2020. He or she will co-edit a special issue of the resulting papers and be expected to contribute peer-reviewed journal articles in key areas of WP2. He or she will also contribute to the wider work of EU3D, including participation in relevant workshops and conferences.

Qualifications

The position is aimed at applicants who have obtained their PhD in political science or a related field. 

The applicants should have proven research experience and academic publications in political science and/or cognate fields or. Furthermore, the applicants should have demonstrable expertise in one or several of the following areas: 

  • Comparative and/or international political economy, with an interest in the history of ideas and their institutional expression
  • EU studies, including the history and theory of European integration, EU institutions and governance
  • Qualitative (and, where relevant, quantitative) methods as applied to this project

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. For further details on the position and details on how to apply, please follow this https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=149614  

The closing date for applications is 5 August 2019, 23.59 CET 

Copenhagen University (EU:Den) - Postdoc Researcher, Out-of-school science education - Deadline: 18 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

A one-year, full-time position as a postdoctoral researcher is available at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, with the possibility of a one-year extension. The position starts on December 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The postdoctoral position will be attached to the research group on Science Education in Out-of-School Contexts, which is one of seven research groups at the Department of Science Education. The research group has strong working relationships with a number of Danish out-of-school science institutions, and members of the group work together to

  1. Understand and improve the use of out-of-school science in primary, secondary and tertiary education, and
  2. Increase participation in out-of-school science by increasing the gender, socio-economic and ethnic diversity among participants.

The research programme of the group is based on the Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD), meaning that its research revolves around the transformation of science as it is taken up from the world of scientists and other scholars, and subsequently reconstructed in the educational initiatives of out-of-school science institutions. The societal, institutional, pedagogical and didactical conditions that shape this transformation process are a part of the group’s area of study. More information on the research group and its programme is available here: https://outofschoolscience.sites.ku.dk

Your research interest  

You should submit a three-page outline of your research interests that describes how they align with the group’s research programme and its focus on science education in out-of-school contexts. The outline should also include anticipated opportunities for publications with other members of the group. We encourage both new topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research, and topics that build upon the ongoing research of the group. The funding provided by the Department of Science Education includes salary for the postdoc and administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses.  

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the head of the research group Marianne Achiam (achiam@ind.ku.dk) well in advance of the deadline to discuss their research ideas.

Your job  

You will conduct and co-publish research with the head of the research group, Marianne Achiam, starting with a planned review article on the uptake and use of the ATD framework in research on science education inside and outside schools. Subsequent research may also involve collaboration with other researchers in the research group, at the Department of Science Education, and from relevant institutions outside the department. In addition, you will participate in developing research projects in the group, and in fundraising for those projects.

You will also participate in the day-to-day activities at the department, including (but not limited to) the (co)supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students as well as teaching or co-teaching some of the courses offered by the Department of Science Education. We expect you to be able to undertake these tasks relatively independently from early on in your employment period.

Profile and Qualifications  

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with the following competencies and experience:  

  • A completed PhD in a relevant subject
  • Experience in research methods relevant for the proposed research  
  • Publications in international peer reviewed journals  
  • Past experience from an international research environment  
  • Excellent skills in both written and spoken English  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams

Further, we consider the following competencies and experiences to be an advantage:

  • Research project management experience
  • Familiarity with the Anthropological Theory of Didactics (ATD)
  • Teaching and supervisory experience at university level

Place of employment  

The place of employment is the Department of Science Education in Copenhagen (https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/about/). We offer a creative, friendly and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment.  

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for one year, with the opportunity for a one-year extension.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.  

The University of Copenhagen has a policy of Danish/English parallel language use. All information on the UCPH website is in both English and Danish. Your contract will be in English and any administrative help is available in English. Depending on your language competencies, your teaching/supervision duties will be in Danish or English.

Questions  

For further information please contact associate professor Marianne Achiam achiam@ind.ku.dk)

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).  

Application procedure  

Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  

  1. A one-page cover letter.
  2. A three-page outline of your research interests that describe their alignment or intersections with the research programme of the research group on Science Education in Out-of-School Contexts. This outline should include anticipated opportunities for publications with other members of the group, and it may include anticipated national/international partners and possible funding opportunities for the activities.
  3.  A two page teaching statement that includes your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, and if possible, concrete examples of the ways you have enacted those beliefs in teaching or supervision situations.
  4. A CV including information on education, work/research experience, language skills, record of any obtained funding and other skills relevant for the position.  
  5. A copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master’s certificate.  
  6. A list of publications.
  7. A list of two references (name, position, e-mail address) who can be contacted about your relevant qualifications.

Application deadline: August 18, 2019, 23.59pm CET  

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.  

The further process  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.  

More information about the recruitment process is available at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.  

Interviews are expected to be held in October.  

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Migrations Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Migrations initiative at Cornell University aims to cultivate new collaborations that advance science, scholarship, teaching, outreach, and engagement in ways that generate new insights into critical problems. We wish to provide a stronger evidentiary basis for policy and to place Cornell University at the forefront of migration studies around the world.
  • Migrations Postdoctoral Fellows may conduct research in any discipline, including the natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts, as well as interdisciplinary research that transcends traditional disciplines. The Fellows will be selected from a global pool of applicants based on their research’s promise for cultivating dialogue, nurturing collaboration across academic disciplines, and integrating, synthesizing, and building upon existing disciplinary contributions to migrations research, broadly conceived. The candidates will also be evaluated based on how their research during the fellowship could benefit from and contribute to efforts by the Migrations Grand Challenge to advance Cornell’s position as a global leader in the study of the movement of people, plants, and animals.
  • Two fellowships will be conferred to emerging scholars studying the movement of people, plants, and/or animals. Both scholars will be housed within the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs’ newly formed Migrations Lab and its closely affiliated Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. One of the scholars will also share a joint appointment with Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and their research will connect to the Lab of Ornithology’s mission of advancing the understanding and protection of the natural world, while joining with people from all walks of life to make new scientific discoveries, share insights, and galvanize conservation action. While in residence at Cornell, the Fellows will work to generate new knowledge that addresses key themes and concerns such as those identified in the Migrations Taskforce Preliminary Report. These include but are not restricted to socio-environmental dynamics and complexity, recognition of multiple spatiotemporal and hierarchical scales, and attention to the roles of governance, democracy, and authority as they relate to the subject of migrations. Successful applications will likely identify possible connections across disciplines.
  • For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://einaudi.cornell.edu/migrations/call-postdoctoral-fellows
  • Anyone have an update? Feb 15
    • Waiting but don't have hope at this point if their (ambitious) timeline holds up (2/20)
    • Gues you were right... still nothing? (3/10)
    • Anything? (3/26)
      • Mar. 25: Rejection by e-mail

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Society for the Humanities Fellowship, 'Fabrication' - Deadline: 1 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2020-21 theme of FABRICATION. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $52,000. 

Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are “residential,” and will collaborate with one another and 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 during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme.

The nature of this fellowship year is social and communal—Fellows forge connections outside the classroom and the lecture hall by sharing meals following the weekly seminar and attending post-lecture receptions and other casual events throughout the year. Fellows live and work in Ithaca, NY, and are expected to be in their offices on campus frequently. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community. 

Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research

Qualifications

Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2020-21 theme of FABRICATION. 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, 2019. 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 AJO fellowship #14020 on or before OCTOBER 1, 2019. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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:
    1. A brief course description suitable for the University course catalog (50-125 words)
    2. A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
    3. A list of the essential texts for the course
  5. One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)
  6. 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.

To apply, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14020

For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274 / Email: humctr@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2019.


Acceptance Email: Dec. 10


Rejection: 12/09

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Klarman Felllowships- Deadline: 15 October 2019[edit | edit source]

Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications from early-career scholars of exceptional talent, initiative and promise for up to six Klarman Fellowships. The Fellows may pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-cutting fields that transcend traditional boundaries.

The appointments are for three years and will begin in late summer/early fall 2020. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $75,000 plus Cornell benefits and $12,000 per year for research expenses.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree within two years of the start of the Fellowship and identify a faculty member in Arts & Sciences to serve as their faculty host. For more information about eligibility, terms of the fellowship, and how to apply, please visit:  

https://as.cornell.edu/KlarmanFellows

Application deadline: October 15, 2019

• November 20: Request for videoconference interview. (x2)

-December 10: Has anyone heard from their presidential fellowship?

-December 11: yes, I had a video interview on November 1st, but haven't heard anything since then :-(

--Thanks. and best of luck!

• December 13: Any updates on whether or not Klarman interviews have taken place/progressed?

•December 13: Offers made. •December 31: Finalist here, who did not get an offer but hasn't gotten a rejection yet either. I'd be interested if other finalists have heard anything other than positive news. 1/14/20: Rejection email. More than 250 applied. 6 chosen.


Cornell University (USA:NY) - Society for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Classics - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Classics
Academic Years 2020-2022
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Classics invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2020. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year.

Cornell’s Classics Department seeks a postdoctoral fellow whose work, while addressing any area of classics as broadly defined, engages with critical race or postcolonial theory in a sustained and meaningful way. For example, this may include applying theoretical approaches such as intersectionality or employing the work of subaltern studies to any of the many subfields of classics including work in the field of classical reception. Applications are welcome from scholars working on literature, history, thought, or material or visual culture (etc.), but we particularly encourage those with an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research trajectory and project. Scholars who intersect with, and wish to address classics in terms of, other fields and wider theoretical interests will be especially sought and welcome (and depending on specific focus we would welcome collaboration with an appropriate partner department or interdisciplinary Program at Cornell).

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course focused on people at the margins of society, and an advanced, 4000-level course designed focusing on critical exploration of the reception of classics (whether in antiquity itself or thereafter). These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars, and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2014 and no later than June 30, 2020.  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.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #14034, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14034, by November 1, 2019.

  1. Cover page (will be generated via your AJO account): 
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  4. Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course
  5. Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course
  6. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  7. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by November 1, 2018)
  8. Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 1, 2019.

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274
Email: humctr@cornell.edu  

Society for the Humanities: 

The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Society for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Performing and Media Arts - 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Performing and Media Arts
Academic Years 2020-2022
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Performing and Media Arts invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2020. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year.

Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks a postdoctoral fellow with research/creative projects and teaching interests that cross the boundaries between theory and practice in one or more of the following areas: dance, cinema, media, or live performance. Interdisciplinary expertise and teaching experience are desirable. We would like to recruit a postdoc whose work crosses the boundaries of theory and practice, who is invested in innovative and experimental research methods, and who brings these methods into the classroom. The successful candidate will also engage in the intellectual and creative life of the department and Cornell at large. We are interested in recruiting candidates who demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity consistent with a Research I university.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should submit a course proposal (up to 300 words, including key texts/media) for an undergraduate seminar that showcases the applicant’s pedagogical commitments and teaching strategies. ​

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2014 and no later than June 30, 2020.  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.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #14035, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14035, by November 1, 2019.

  1. Cover page (will be generated via your AJO account): 
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  4. Course proposal with sample syllabus for an undergraduate seminar.
  5. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  6. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by November 1, 2018)
  7. Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 1, 2019.

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274
Email: humctr@cornell.edu  

Society for the Humanities: 

The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to attend all of the Society’s events, and expected to participate in the Society’s weekly Wednesday Fellows Seminar and luncheon.

societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu

  • any word? (11/27)
  • (12/5) rejection email
  • (3/2) any news?

Coventry University (EU:UK:Eng) - Research Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations - Deadline: 24 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

We are looking for an experienced, committed and passionate Research Fellow to join the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub. Specifically, the Research Fellow will contribute to the development and implementation of a programme of work exploring how migration intermediaries (e.g. social networks, labour recruiters, travel agents,smugglers) influence the migration process as well as inequalities and ultimately, development. Research on migration intermediaries is an challenging and fast-evolving area.

The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub is a network of research and delivery partners from 12 countries constituting six Global South-South migration 'corridors' between which there is significant migration of people, resources and knowledge (Haiti-Brazil, China-Ghana, Ethiopia-South Africa, Burkina Faso- Cote d'Ivoire, Nepal-Malaysia, Egypt-Jordan). The Hub's overarching objective is to establishan interdisciplinary, evidence-based understanding of the multi dimensional relationships between migration, inequality and development to support the work of civil society, policy makers, international organisations, donors and local communities worldwide. Research on migration intermediaries will be conducted primarily in three corridors: Haiti-Brazil, Nepal-Malaysia and Egypt-Jordan. For more information on the Hub, please see: 

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2019/ukri-gcrf-south/

The Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations has over 60 full-time research staff supported by a team of professional support staff. Our staff are extremely well-connected and are called upon to contribute their expertise on the national and international stage, as advisers to governments and international bodies or at conferences worldwide.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work that brings together creative thinking on concerns of trust, communities, social relations, peacebuilding, peace and reconciliation and on the contemporary challenges of societal relationships in a diverse and connected world. Our portfolio of excellent and impactful research seeks to change lives and enhance well-being. We convene and contribute to public debates, provide effective policy guidance at local, national, regional and global levels and generate international collaborative research through our global networks.

For further information about CTPSR visit our website athttp://www.coventry.ac.uk/ctpsr.

About you

You will have a PhD in Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Economics or Law or related subject, or be close to submitting your PhD thesis. You will also have prior experience in producing high-quality research on international migration, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and a passionate commitment to ensuring that understandings of migration are rooted in the experiences and knowledge of those in the Global South. Preferably, you should have some prior experience of conducting research or working outside the UK and of working with diverse international partners. Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of additional languages spoken by Hub partners will be welcome.

Coventry University (EU:UK:Eng) - Research Fellow x2, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities has two exciting posts for exceptional post-doctoral researchers, who can demonstrate the ability to conduct high quality research, publish internationally and contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre.

Applications are invited for the above posts in any of the three research themes of the Centre: Cultural Memory, Arts and Health, and Creative Practice Research. This opportunity might therefore be suitable for researchers in various different disciplines, including, but not limited to, Art History, History, Literary Criticism, Design, and Creative Practice (including Creative Writing).

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct their own research, to be submissible to REF 2021, to supervise MA students, and where appropriate to undertake a little research-led teaching.

For informal discussion, please contact Professor Judith Mossman, Judith.mossman@coventry.ac.uk

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Closing date: 1 November 2019

Interview date: 6 December 2019


  • emailed rejection 18 December

D'Annunzio University (EU:Ita) - Critical analysis of the work of Antonio Genovesi, Postdoc - Deadline: 19 Jul. 2019[edit | edit source]

The work of Antonio Genovesi over the decades has always been underestimated by scholars of modern Italian literature, who have left the burden of analysis to historians and scholars of philosophy. A re-evaluation is necessary, starting from the corpus of works, of which there is a lack, except for valid initiatives, studies and editions. This is also the case with a fundamental work of the literary canon, of which there is a lack of a philologically impeccable textual structure and of an accurate study. We refere to Lettere accademiche su la questione se sieno più felici gl’ignoranti che gli scienziati, who were published for the first time in Naples in 1764, against the background of the plague and famine that struck the capital of the Kingdom in 1763-1764.

Eligibility criteria:

a) the titles and scientific publications including: a PhD or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, the degree of specialization of the medical area, the certificates of attendance at post-graduate courses taken abroad as well as the performance of a documented research at public and tested by means of contracts, grants or assignments, both in Italy and abroad (60 points out of 100).
b) interview (40 points out of a hundred). Can not be allowed to interview candidates who have obtained less than 20/100 in the valuation of securities. The proceedings will conclude with the winner and the formation of a list of suitable candidates valid up to a maximum of one year, whose use is restricted to the specific requirements specified in the notice.

http://www.unich.it

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context - Deadline: 31 Jan 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Dartmouth College Department of History invites applications for a Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. context. This

fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses these themes; we are especially but not exclusively interested in transnational approaches. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented minority scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing racial underrepresentation in higher education. The PhD must be conferred by the start of the fellowship.

  • This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully

in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

  • Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost's Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars

who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

  • Application Materials: (1) Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship

program; (2) CV; (3) Project description (maximum two pages, single-spaced); (4) The names and full contact information of your dissertation advisor and of two additional scholars who would provide confidential letters of recommendation upon request.


  • 8 March - any news?
  • 8 March - yes, zoom interviews for finalists occurred early March

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowships Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowships [edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show evidence of independence and initiative. They must have their Ph.D. in any discipline or expected by September 2020, DMA or MFA. The Fellowships are two year appointments.

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. Other than travel for research and conferences, fellows are expected to be in residence at Dartmouth. There are no additional duties.

Neukom Fellow stipends are $60,000 for 2020-2021. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.

If you have questions, contact Christine.E.Monigle@Dartmouth.edu

  • 12/16: Any news?
  • 1/7: Nothing yet on my end. Has anyone been contacted about a Skype interview or been told the timeline to expect?
  • 1/20: I sent an inquiry email and haven't heard back. I'll post if they respond.
    • Thank you! (1/22)

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows - Deadline: 16 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Description

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 an innovative post-doctoral project.  Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, business and medicine.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work
  • hold an appointment as a Lecturer in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellow 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

Society Fellowships normally run for up to 36 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on August 31st 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, as well as access to other research needs or equipment.

Qualifications

Applicants for the 2020 – 2023 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2018, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2020.  Selection criteria include exceptional and innovative research, ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and potential to contribute to an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with fellows, faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted through Interfolio and must be received on or before Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:59PM EDT.  A complete application packet consists of the following:

  • Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet
  • a personal statement outlining your scholarly agenda: completed research (including dissertation), plans for the three-year fellowship (including new research beyond the dissertation), and any other information related to your professional goals (1,500 word limit)
  • describe the work of at least two faculty who might serve as mentors, summarize your teaching interests, explain why you wish to be part of a multidisciplinary cohort and how your life experiences have prepared you to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (750 words)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three confidential letters of recommendation
  • relevant transcripts from graduate studies

Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed. Applications are evaluated by the Society’s Faculty Fellows.

Should you have questions, please direct them to society.of.fellows@dartmouth.edu.


  • any word? (11/13)
    • none here (11/17) x 3
    • Last year, rejections went out 11/28. 
  • Rejection (11/25) x 6
  • Do they offer any additional information? 
    • It is as kind as a mass emailed rejection note can be, noting that merit was not the only factor but fit into programs, and that they could only offer an acceptance rate below 1% given the volume of applications.
  • Haven't heard anything, any one got interview invites? (1/1/20) X3
  • Any news? (1/11/20) [Nothing here -- no rejection and no interview invite yet] x2
  • Wrote to them and received email saying that my application was still under consideration and the meeting for the next round of cuts is happening on 1/15.
  • Anyone heard anything? Seems like they should be sending interview requests some time this week... (1/16)
    • nothing here 1/17
    • A bunch of rejections went out for the other Dartmouth postdoc yesterday. Wonder if the admin that was called confused that meeting for this one. Anyone else call?
    • I don't think it's the same administrator (the committees are completely different, their decision making process is different, etc.) but: this is an on campus interview, right? I doubt they would send invitations on a Friday afternoon, simply because that's a lot of back and forth to start right before the weekend. 
  • Any updates? (1/21)
    • nothing here (1/21) x 3
    • nothing here (1/23)
  • All - I know how maddening this process is, but please do not bump this page unless you actually have some news. Asking for updates is not likely to actually yield any. If someone hears something and they are inclined to share it, they will. You can safely assume there is no news until someone tells us otherwise.
  • (1/27) Curiosity got the better of me so I sent an inquiry email, to which I received the following automatic response: "We will be reviewing applications this fall, interviewing in early 2020, and hope to make offers in early February 2020." I'll report back if/once I receive a more detailed response. 
    • Sorry, but doesn't this mean they went ahead already with interviews and those of us who didn't get invited are no longer considered for the position? Or am I missing something?
    • Interviews happened via Zoom on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The interview committee said people would hear back "very soon." 
    • Any updates after the Zoom interviews? (2/9)
    • Offers out on Feb. 3. Cohort finalized on Feb. 14. 
  • Rejection email 3/3! I wonder how many people made it past the first round but weren't interviewed or considered beyond that? (x2)
  • I still didn't even get this rejection. What his happening??

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities - Deadline: 1 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2020 to the end of Spring 2022. 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 Jewish Studies; Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages; Spanish and Portuguese; and German Studies. 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 2019-2021 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 2020-2022 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 2020-2022 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2018. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2020 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Application Instructions

Applications for the 2020-2022 fellowship must be received on Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/67664 ) on or before October 1, 2019. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy. All documents are required electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/67664) on or before October 1, 2019. 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 word? (11/27)
    • Nein (12/4)
    • The website says all candidates notified in March, so may be awhile yet (12/19)
    • Nothing here (1/14/20)
  • Generic rejection email 1/15 [x10]
  • Request for a Zoom interview with department faculty (1/23)
  • Congrats! I assume we’re at the stage where “ Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs,” which means different departments might be contacting candidates at different times. As such, would you mind sharing the department that contacted you for the interview? Again, happy for your success! Good luck!
  • 2/17 Any word? They said in the interview that they would be notifying right around now, but I haven't heard anything.

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in U.S. Foreign Policy, International History and International Security Post-doctoral Fellowship Deadline: 2 Jan 2020[edit | edit source]

Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College invites applications for the 2020-21 (September - June) Dartmouth Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. Historically, most Fellows have been political scientists and historians, but we welcome applications from any scholar whose research bears directly on foreign policy or international security. While scholars at all stages of their careers will be considered, applicants who are recent recipients of the Ph.D, or equivalent degree, are especially welcomed. Fellows must be in residence during their Fellowship to participate in Dickey Center seminars and events throughout the academic year.

Fellows receive competitive stipends, research support and benefits, comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. Faculty on leave from their home institutions will receive half of their annual salary, up to $50,000. Dartmouth is an EE/AO employer. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and significance of the proposed research and its relevance to foreign policy and international security, and the ability of the applicant to benefit from interaction with and mentoring from Dartmouth faculty.

Applicants must submit all of the following documents by Thursday, January 2, 2020 to: apply.interfolio.com/70904

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research abstract (200 words max.)
  • A statement of up to 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
  • A writing sample (50 pp. max)
  • Two confidential letters of reference
  • Graduate school transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Junior faculty and professionals may include a transcript, but are not required to do so.)
  • A confidential financial statement on a separate page indicating the applicant’s other sources of support available during fellowship period and—for current faculty only—current salary.

DePaul University :Il) - Visiting Humanities Fellow for 2020-2021, 'Age and Aging' - Deadline: 24 Jan 2019The DePaul University Humanities Center (DHC) is inviting applications for Visiting Fellows for 2020-2021.[edit | edit source]

All applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, and research projects must be in the humanities. International applications will be considered. Fellowships may run for nine months (from September 2020 to June 2021) or six months (from January 2021 to June 2021). During their tenure, Visiting Fellows are required to make an intellectual contribution to the DePaul community and participate in the programming and activities of the DHC and the university.

We are especially interested in applications that involve a project around the theme of “Age,” broadly construed. All applications regardless of topic will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants who draw connections between their proposed project and the 2020-21 DHC theme, “Age.” NB: The DHC will be hosting events that touch on such topics as the analog age and the era of cassette tapes; child liberation; birth & infancy; the juvenile justice system; the gendering of age; childhood, games, and gaming; and sexuality and privacy in the golden years. Ultimately, we are interested in interdisciplinary, creative, innovative projects that take up the theme of “Age.”

The DHC serves as a site for discussion and research in the arts and humanities at DePaul University and in Chicago at large, engaging these communities in the most recent and impressive scholarship in the humanities, with special attention paid to the exchange of ideas across disciplines. Recent guests of the Center have included actor Ann Dowd, actor Michael Shannon, author George Saunders, dancer and choreographer Akram Khan, photographer Sally Mann, painter John Currin, dancer Edward Watson, filmmakers the Brothers Quay, and Native American activist “Water Protectors” from Standing Rock. Recent domestic and international Visiting Fellows have come from The University of Chicago (Italian Literature); Theatre Y (Chicago); Saint Louis University (British literature); the College of William and Mary (American studies); Theatre du Soleil, Paris, France (acting/directing); the University of San Diego (medieval and renaissance studies); Rutgers University (law); and Macquarie University, Australia (cultural theory).

The DHC Visiting Fellow program is generally a sabbatical/leave-based position, as there is no large stipend associated with this position. However, apart from the mutual benefits of being engaged with our vibrant local intellectual community in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Visiting Fellows will be given an office in the Center with computer, staff support, library privileges, and an honorarium of up to $3,000 ($1,000 per quarter) to support the public presentation of Fellows’ work (with at least one public lecture supported and expected of all Visiting Fellows) and for participation in other DHC programming.

Applications are due by Friday, January 24, 2020. An application contains (1) a cover letter including contact and biographical information about the applicant and the length of Fellowship requested; (2) a current CV; (3) a brief description (not more than 1,500 words) of the research project stating the objectives, significance, and originality of the project in a manner clear to a nonspecialist; and (4) one confidential letter of reference (which may be sent under separate cover).

Applications will be judged on the project's potential interest to scholars in different fields of the humanities; the promise of the specific research project being proposed; the originality and intellectual distinction of the applicant’s previous work; the way in which the application takes up the theme of “Age” (if applicable); and the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interaction and to contribute to the intellectual life of the DHC. A goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Fellows will be announced in early-spring 2020.

Email or mail complete applications (and have letters of reference sent to):

Prof. H. Peter Steeves, Director
DePaul Humanities Center

psteeves@depaul.edu

Visiting Fellows 2020-21
The DePaul Humanities Center
2347 N. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3107
USA ​​​

Duke University (USA:NC) - Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University is accepting Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/15418
  • About the Fellowship: The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $50,004 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year with an option for a second year renewal. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach on Fall semester course over one year, or three semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable. This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.
  • Priority deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/15418
  • 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. in hand by July 1, 2020. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:
  • 1) A cover letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages)
  • 2) A current CV with publications included
  • 3) A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
  • 4) Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability
  • 5) A statement of teaching interests with syllabi (both proposed, as well as those already taught); 6) An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.
  • Phone/ skype interviews may be conducted for finalists.
  • Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found at http://jewishstudies.duke.edu. Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: http://postdoc.duke.edu/. Please send any questions to serena.elliott@duke.edu.

Nothing yet, any one? [2/5] Nothing here [2/14]

  • Has anyone heard from Duke [2/27]?
  • Nope. Wrote to them on Feb 17, never heard back. [March 8] 

Duke University (USA:NC) :NC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latino/a Studies in the Global South[edit | edit source]

  • Has anyone heard anything, post-Skype interview? 03/07 


I heard decisions will be made by the end of this week so we should hear back early next week 03/11


Offer accepted 03/19

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metaphysics - Deadline: 10 Jul. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Term 24 months Fixed Term Contract (01 October 2019 – 30 September 2021)
  • Closing Date 10 July 2019 at 12.00 midday
  • Working Arrangements This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements
  • Applications are invited for one full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Metaphysics, to work on the Project Parts-Whole Relations within Potentiality, hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. The Project is directed by Professor Anna Marmodoro. The team also includes two full time Postdoctoral Research Associates specialising in Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Space-Time respectively. The Project is supported by funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
  • The post is fixed term for 24 months, e.g. the funding is available from 01 October for this fixed period only.
  • Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 01 October 2019, but a delayed start is negotiable with the Project Director, however, the post must end 30 September 2021 due to funding constraints.
  • For informal enquiries please contact Professor Anna Marmodoro at: anna.marmodoro@durham.ac.uk
  • All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Interviews will be held on 29 August 2019.

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Associate in the History and Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Earthquakes - Deadline: 13 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the History and Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Earthquakes. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Archaeology and become a member of the Leverhulme-funded RISKRES project team (Risk and Resilience, Exploring historic responses to earthquakes, AD 1200-1755) under the supervision of Professor Chris Gerrard and working alongside Dr Paolo Forlin.

The RISKRES project (2017-2020) focuses on the analysis of responses to devastating earthquakes in Europe between AD 1200-1755 by examining historical, archaeological and architectural evidence for post-seismic disaster recovery. This research investigates questions such as the emergence of seismic cultures in pre-industrial Europe and tipping points when innovative responses were introduced. Further information about our work can be found here {https://armedea.wordpress.com/}.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Archaeology or History and must be familiar with archival research and the consultation of unpublished written records. She/he will join the RISKRES project during its third and final year. In consultation with the project team, her/his main task will be to visit European archives and extract unpublished evidence for reactions in the aftermath of seismic disasters in different regions in Spain, Portugal and Greece. These regions will be selected in consultation with the RISKRES research team. A working knowledge of medieval and later architecture is also desirable, as is an understanding of archaeological fieldwork. The Research Associate will also be required to contribute to the population of the project’s geo-database which aims to provide a systematic catalogue of earthquake responses across Europe.

Language abilities are vital (fluency written and spoken in one or more of Spanish, Portuguese, Greek) as well as a track record of research on medieval and post-medieval documents. It is not necessary to have English as a first language. A strong publication record and proven organisational ability are both fundamental, and competence in database management (Microsoft Access) is also relevant. Although the project is based in Durham, the candidate will spend significant periods of research abroad as required. There is no teaching requirement for this post.

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Teaching Fellow in Philosophy (Fixed Term, Early Career) - Deadline: 4 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Working arrangements: This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Closing date: 4 October 2019 at 12.00 Midday

Teaching Fellow in Philosophy (Fixed Term)

This is a full-time fixed term post for 10 months (1 December 2019 - 30 September 2020)

Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy. Teaching duties will include the second year module PHIL2171.

The Philosophy of Economics and Politics, PHIL1111 Science Medicine and Society and Postgraduate module PHIL41730 Philosophy of Social Sciences.

The Philosophy of Economics and Politics is a core module of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) programme in 2019/20 and the teaching fellow will be an academic advisor or dissertation supervisor to PPE students with specific interests in Philosophy of Economics and/or Social Science.

The teaching fellow will also be required to play an administrative role in the Department, which will be assigned by the Head of Department.

Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic careers and the University is keen to maximise the benefit to as many people as possible. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties, which relate to education and pedagogy.

The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 1st December 2019.

Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Postdoc, 'History of Catholicism (1850–present day)' - Deadline: 9 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Term 6-month Fixed Term contract wef 1 Jan 2020                        

Closing Date 9 October 2019 at midday

Working Arrangements This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements.

The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, in partnership with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, invites applications for a 36-month Fellowship in the History of Catholicism (1850–present day).

This is an opportunity for a first-rank researcher. Applications will be considered from candidates whose background lies across a range of disciplines. The FMDM Fellow will conduct research with the aim of producing at least two pieces of scholarly output of the highest quality which can be submitted for publication by the end of the term of the Fellowship. The principle output will be a popular history of the FMDM that not only tells their history but roots it in the changing perception and appreciation of the Franciscan missionary charism.

École normale supérieure (ENS) (EU:Fra:Idf) - Postdoc in Digital Humanities & History of Science - Deadline: 22 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

- Theoretical research on application of machine learning for digital humanities, in particular history of art.
- Software developpement on digital humanities
- Publication in conferences and/or journal of the field
- Organization of a seminars on digital humanities

Research and animation of research on artificial intelligence for digital humanities.

The DMA is the mathematics laboratory of the ENS Ulm. The work will be done as part of the ERC Noria project, which focuses on optimal transport and its applications. The postdoc will be co-supervised by researchers at the ENS History Department.

Eligibility criteria
- Very good knowledge on the state of the are on digital humanities,
- Good knowledge on machine learning algorithms,
- Python programming

Additional comments
ERC NORIA Project.

Web site for additional job details
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8553-GABPEY-003/Default.aspx

Emory University (USA: GA) - Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry -  Deadline: January 15, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting post-doctoral applications for 2020-2021.  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 subject 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 15, 2020.  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 www.fchi.emory.edu, or write to: Fox Ctr. for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. 

- 4/8 Offer made and accepted

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EU:Ned) - Post-doctoral Researcher (fixed term, 2 years) in the field of Sustainable Development, Inequalities and Environmental Justice - Deadline: 9 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher (fixed term, 2 years) in the field of Sustainable Development, Inequalities and Environmental Justice 

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is a leading academic centre for international development studies. While based in The Hague, the ISS is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. ISS was established in 1952 as a post-graduate institute of policy-oriented critical social science and development-oriented research. ISS offers a PhD in Development Studies, a 15,5 months MA in Development Studies, a joint MA in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP), a MPA in Governance delivered in Suriname, and post-graduate Diploma courses. 

ISS brings together a highly diverse international community of scholars and students from both the global South and the global North, on average originating from over 50 different countries. The Institute brings together people, ideas and insights in a multi-disciplinary setting which nurtures, fosters and promotes critical thinking and innovative research on fundamental social problems. The strong partnerships with organizations and individuals in developing countries make up a vibrant network where we co-create knowledge so that teaching and research remain socially relevant. Key to the ISS philosophy and practices is the wish to contribute to achieving social justice and equity on a global level. 

The ISS strategic plan 2019-22 focuses on further development into a research-intensive university institute in The Hague, focussing on academic excellence and high societal relevance of its research and teaching. ISS considers engagement, linking research and teaching to society, to be a –third- important task of the university.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after the 15th century Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam is concentrated in eight faculties or institutes focussing on Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History and Arts, Business Administration, Philosophy and Development Studies. In addition to initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and approximately 2,800 staff members of more than 100 nationalities. 

The vacancy

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher to work alongside the holder of the Prince Claus Chair for Development and Equity 2019-2021. The Chair will be held from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2021 by Professor Gustavo A García López, whose work will focus on sustainable development, inequalities and environmental justice. The post-doctoral research position is partly funded by WOTRO Science for Global Development, a cross-cutting division within the Dutch Research Council (NWO) that funds innovative research on global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. 

Research domain

The objective of the Prince Claus Chair is to continue the work of Prince Claus (1926-2002) in development and equity. Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) alternately appoint an outstanding academic from the Global South to the Prince Claus Chair, which was established in early 2003, for the advancement of research and teaching in the field of global development. 

Sustainable development has been placed at the heart of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. Operationalised through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s agenda for sustainable development is strongly normative. One of its basic principles was formulated as follows, in the resolution adopted by the General Assembly in September 2015: “As we embark on this great collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. Recognizing that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, we wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society. And we will endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.” The concern with global social justice is contained in goals 10 and 16, which respectively aim to:

“reduce inequality within and among countries” and “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” 

The Prince Claus Chairholder will focus on the relationship between sustainable development and notions of environmental justice in different local, national and transnational policy arenas. He will think through the implications of the focus on sustainability as a key element of the global development agenda, going beyond a narrow understanding of inequality and inclusiveness in terms of material wealth, and focusing on inequalities in access to, and use of, the global environment and resources, as well as unequal access to decision-making institutions. In doing this, he will focus on the relationships among sustainable development, environmental justice and transformative environmental governance. The Chairholder will, moreover, consider how the targets of sustainable development can be evaluated on the basis of principles of global social and environmental justice. For this, he will address the role of civil society organizations in advancing more just, inclusive, and sustainable outcomes in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Prof. García López and the post-doctoral researcher will be based at ISS in The Hague. Valorisation and societal relevance will be leading principles behind the research activities. The work of Prof. García López has a multidisciplinary focus and addresses the interface between development, sustainability and environmental studies. 

Task description

The main task of the post-doctoral researcher is to support the Prince Claus Chairholder in the research on sustainable development, inequalities and environmental justice. She/he is expected to carry out research (including fieldwork) related to the incorporation of equity and environmental justice concerns in the policies and programmes related to the implementation of the SDG agenda, and the role of civil society organisations in advancing these concerns. 

The specific research activities undertaken by the researcher will be specified in consultation with the Chairholder, while the researcher is also expected to build her/his own creative engagement with this endeavour. The successful candidate will be encouraged to use her/his past experience to contribute to the conceptual understanding of inequalities and environmental justice in its various dimensions. 

Requirements

  • Awarded a PhD ideally within the last 4 years.
  • PhD or post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field of study (preferably with a focus on developing/emerging economies).
  • Knowledge about global development, sustainability issues and debates about global social and/or environmental justice.
  • Preferably experience with (field) research in the Global South.
  • Willingness to travel.

Terms and conditions

The successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible and will be based at ISS in The Hague. A full-time, two year contract with Erasmus University Rotterdam will be offered. In accordance with the conditions applied at Erasmus University Rotterdam as indicated in the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO NU) of the Dutch universities, the salary is set at CAO NU scale 11.0 (€ 3,637 gross per month, on a fulltime basis). In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits. 

The International Institute of Social Studies is committed to building and sustaining a community based on inclusiveness, equity and diversity and believes this will contribute to our mission and vision of being the best institute in our field. ISS is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities and nationalities.

Information

Additional information can be received by contacting Professor Wil Hout (hout@iss.nl) or Professor Gustavo García López (gustavo.garcia9@upr.edu)  

Applications

Please submit your application, including a motivation letter, a recent CV and a statement of purpose, not exceeding 500 words, elaborating on how you intend to contribute to this project by email to the Chair of the selection committee vacancy.pcc@iss.nl before 9 September 2019. 

Erasmus University, Rotterdam (EU:Ned) - Postdoc in Philosophy, 'Values in Finance' - Deadline: 30 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy, in the area of philosophy of economics, to contribute to the research theme “Values in Finance”. Within this research theme, members of the core faculty of the Erasmus Initiative will engage in (i) detailed methodological assessment of finance models and theories through the lens of key theories in the philosophy of science, social science and economics regarding scientific values, explanation, and use of models, and (ii) contribute to debates regarding the future of scientific research in finance, especially with regards to non-epistemic value concepts related to sustainability and inclusive prosperity. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to focus on stream (i) of this research theme.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to:

Develop the research theme “Values in Finance” together with the scientific director and core faculty of the Erasmus Initiative; Collaborate closely with core faculty of the Erasmus Initiative, as well as researchers in the Department of Finance of RSM and researchers at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) of ESPhil;
Conduct original interdisciplinary research at the intersection of philosophy and finance, co-authoring scientific articles to be published in leading journals in the philosophy of science, social science, and economics, in particular on the methodology of economics, on questions regarding issues such as values in science, causality, explanation, and models in relation to finance; Disseminate the research at international academic conferences in philosophy of science, social science, and economics as well as in finance and at interdisciplinary workshops and events;
Co-organise events and disseminate the research in the public domain; Contribute to teaching courses in the philosophy of science, social science, and economics.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will have:

A PhD in philosophy;
A developing publication record with proven excellence in philosophy of science, social science, and economics;
Expertise in the philosophy of science, social science, and economics, in particular methodology of economics –an expertise on methodological questions regarding issues surrounding values, causality, explanation, and models in economics would be particularly relevant;
Willingness to engage with macroeconomic and finance research at a high level of detail;
Ability and willingness to play a leading role in an interdisciplinary research team and the dissemination of research in both interdisciplinary and public contexts;
Ability and willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching;
An entrepreneurial attitude, outstanding social skills, and ability to work in teams.

For further questions, prospective applicants can contact Dr. Conrad Heilmann, heilmann@esphil.eur.nl and Dr. Marta Szymanowska, mszymanowska@rsm.nl.

More information about Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Philosophy can be found on https://www.eur.nl and https://www.eur.nl/esphil

ETH Zürich (SWI) - Post-doc position at Chair of Public Economics - Deadline: 24 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The members of the Public Economics group work in close collaboration with KOF Swiss Economic Institute (www.kof.ethz.ch), the Center for Economic Research (www.cer.ethz.ch) and the Center for Energy Policy and Economics (www.cepe.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich. The Chair of Public Economics at D-MTEC at ETH Zurich invites applications for this Post-doc position.

Post-doc position at Chair of Public Economics

The group`s main focus is on theoretical and empirical research in the area of public economics such as corporate taxation, social security, fiscal federalism and behavioral public economics, for instance. The research strategy involves normative as well as political economy analyses. Preferences will be given to candidates with a specialization in international corporate taxation or local public finance/urban economics.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics (or should be near completion of the dissertation) and should have shown interest in the topics of the group. The preferred candidate has demonstrated her or his potential to conduct high-quality research, ideally by having some papers under revision or even accepted for publication in refereed international journals. The successful applicant is expected to independently conduct academic and policy-relevant research and also to contribute to ongoing research projects of the group. Excellent command of English is required. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. Living conditions in Zurich are excellent (Zurich is consistently ranked as one of the world`s premier cities in terms of living standards). The starting date is flexible.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, university transcripts, a 2-3 page research statement, two academic references as well as a copy of the PhD thesis and/or academic papers. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Chair of Public Economics please visit our website https://kof.ethz.ch/das-institut/bereiche/public-economics-lsk.html. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Marko Köthenbürger, Tel +41 44 632 54 46 or e-mail koethenbuerger@kof.ethz.ch (no applications).

ETH Zürich (SWI) - Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Law & Economics - Deadline: 30 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The newly established research group, headed by Professor Dr. Alexander Stremitzer at ETH Zurich conducts lab, internet, and field experiments on legal and social institutions. We are looking to fill

Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Law & Economics

The postdocs will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Postdocs will have the opportunity to co-author papers with lab colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. Organizational and teaching duties are limited to a few hours per week. Our offices are located in downtown Zurich, and the working language is English. The appointment will be for at least one year and up to three years (contingent on satisfactory performance). Salaries are internationally competitive, paid according to ETH standards.

The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a PhD in experimental social science (e.g. economics, psychology, political science) or related fields and preferably some legal training. Applicants should have graduate-level expertise in experimental methods (lab, internet, field experiments). Strong skills in mathematical modelling would be an additional plus.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, and contact details of at least two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information, please visit www.lawecon.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Alexander Stremitzer by email at alexander.stremitzer@gess.ethz.ch.


ETH Zurich (SWI) - Post-doc at the Chair of Public Economics - Deadline: 1 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The position is part of the eDemocracy & Digital Economic Policy program within the ETH+ initiative on Digital Transformation & Society.

The successful applicant is expected to work on issues related to the regulation of digital platforms and taxation of their activities. Potential topics include taxation of digital products, two-sided markets and network goods, net neutrality, privacy and public policy, value creation and taxation of corporate profits in the digital economy, the effect of the digital economy on tax competition, artificial intelligence and fiscal systems.

The work might be based on theoretical modelling and/or empirical analysis. The research will ideally combine insights from economics and e.g. computer science.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics or in Computer Science with a strong economic basis (or should be near completion of the dissertation) and should have shown interest in the topics of the research program. The preferred candidate has demonstrated her or his potential to conduct high-quality research, ideally by having some papers under revision or even accepted for publication in refereed international journals. The successful applicant is expected to independently conduct academic and policy-relevant research and also to contribute to ongoing research projects of the group. Excellent command of English is required. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. Living conditions in Zurich are excellent (Zurich is consistently ranked as one of the world`s premier cities in terms of living standards). The expected starting date is autumn 2019 or later.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: a CV, university transcripts, a 2-3 page research statement, two academic references as well as a copy of the PhD thesis and/or academic papers. The review of applications will start mid of August 2019 and will continue as long as the job profile is advertised. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

For further information about the Chair of Public Economics, please visit our website www.kof.ethz.ch/en/the-institute/kof-divisions/public-economics-lsk. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Marko Köthenbürger, Tel: +41 44 632 54 46 or email: koethenbuerger@kof.ethz.ch(no applications).

ETH Zürich (SWI) - Postdoc, Experimental Law & Economics - Open Until Filled: Posted 8 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The postdocs will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Postdocs will have the opportunity to co-author papers with lab colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. Organizational and teaching duties are limited to a few hours per week. Our offices are located in downtown Zurich, and the working language is English. The appointment will be for at least one year and up to three years (contingent on satisfactory performance). Salaries are internationally competitive, paid according to ETH standards.

The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a PhD in experimental social science (e.g. economics, psychology, political science) or related fields and preferably some legal training. Applicants should have graduate-level expertise in experimental methods (lab, internet, field experiments). Strong skills in mathematical modelling would be an additional plus.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, and contact details of at least two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information, please visit www.lawecon.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Alexander Stremitzer by email at alexander.stremitzer@gess.ethz.ch.

European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme (EU:Ita) - 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships (economics, history, law and social and political sciences) - Deadline: 18 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2020/21 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 2019 (with a rolling deadline thereafter for candidates for Economics Department should the positions not be filled)


  • Rejection email [12 Dec]: 1060 applicants. In contrast to the claims of "50-60" fellowships they also apparently only awarded 44?

European University Institute (ITL) - Postdoctoral Fellowships (Max Weber & Jean Monnet) - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • Applications are now open for the 2020/21 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 2019 (with a rolling deadline thereafter for candidates for Economics Department should the positions not be filled)
  • Up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
  • The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Jean Monnet Fellowships for the academic year 2020/21 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. before 1 September 2015. 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.

Florida State University (USA:FL) - Postdoc in Africana Religions - Deadline: 24 Feb. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of Religion at Florida State University seeks a two-year postdoctoral teaching fellow in Africana religious studies beginning in August of 2020.
  • We seek a scholar working in Africa and/or the global African Diaspora outside of the United States. We will consider specialists in any and all religious currents. Candidates may specialize in any historical period. We are equally interested in projects that take religious-studies-oriented approaches to a range of pertinent issues including but not limited to ethics, human rights, immigration, law, gender and sexuality, material culture, performance, philosophy, public health and race and ethnicity in African and African Diaspora communities.
  • The fellow will teach two courses per semester and be expected to participate in departmental activities. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation by August 2020 (and received their Ph.D. no earlier than August 2015).
  • Apply at http://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 47065). Applicant should submit in a single pdf: a cover letter, CV, writing sample, transcripts, and teaching dossier by February 24, 2020.
  • This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:
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  • All new hires require a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Frauenhofer ISI, Karlsruhe (EU:Ger:BaWü) - Postdoc in Social Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - Deadline: 12 Jul. 2019[edit | edit source]

It is undisputable that in order to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals we must generate and harness science and innovation in new ways. In order to do so, we must collectively push our systems of providing energy, water, mobility, health, education, basic consumption and so on towards new, more sustainable pathways. In the OECD world and beyond, governments have started to re-orient their science and innovation policy towards supporting those goals. While this is still at an early stage, we may witness a paradigm change in the legitimation and deployment of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy.

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research we are concerned with understanding the dynamics of systems change and the specific role of innovation and science within it. We are now looking for a post-doc academic in the area of science, technology and innovation studies to support a programme of research to understand the role of STI for systems change and, in particular, the governance of that change and the role of the state and STI policy within it. The research to be undertaken is self-defined in the context of an internal work programme led by the executive director of the institute, Prof. Jakob Edler with whom the new colleague will closely cooperate. A minor part of the job will be to support strategic l of the institute.

What we expect from you

You have a master’s degree in STI or STI policy studies, political science, sociology, economics, or a related field. You have successfully completed a PhD in the area of STI studies, STI policy studies, or science and technology studies (STS). You have started an excellent programme of publications, including international leading peer reviewed journals. You are familiar with core theoretical approaches and major qualitative and quantitative methods in the field of STI and STI policy studies. You are eager to, and expected to publish alone and in teams with colleagues in the highest level international outlets. You are expected to be fluent in English and, if you do not master the German language, to learn German to a level that enables interaction with stakeholders within the first year.

What you can expect from us

Fraunhofer ISI is a globally recognized center of excellence for innovation research. Due to the different main areas of research in our six Competence Centers, we can work on key questions of innovation dynamics and system transformation in an interdisciplinary manner and from a holistic perspective. The institute offers a unique opportunity to apply and develop new approaches in innovation research. It has close links to numerous universities and research organizations both in Germany and abroad.

Our leading position in theory- and evidence-based consultation means that our employees have unique access to national and international stakeholders in politics and industry. You will work in attractive and modern surroundings on challenging tasks in cooperative, interdisciplinary teams with the highest academic standards. We support your career and your personal development with extensive and goal-oriented further education and training offers, as well as career programs and the possibility to attend national and international conferences.

We offer flexible working hours, the possibility of telework and sports programs. We support the compatibility of work and family life by cooperating with childcare facilities in close proximity to the institute as well as offers of emergency childcare and homecare/eldercare. In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality. This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Please apply exclusively on our online application portal via: https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/46165/Description/2

If you have any questions about this position, our personnel officer, Miriam Schröter, will be happy to answer them.

www.isi.fraunhofer.de

Free University Berlin (EU:Ger:Ber) - Head of research group in History (Postdoctoral Research Fellow), 'Contestations of the Liberal Script' - Deadline: 29 July 2019[edit | edit source]

Freie Universität Berlin is seeking to employ a head of a research group (postdoctoral research fellow) for the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS).

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 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 aim of the research group is to contribute to the overall problematic of the Cluster from a historical perspective. How can the assumptions of the Cluster about the “contestations of the liberal script” after 1989 be situated in the longue durée of the past two centuries, including the questions of the genesis of this script and of alternatives to the liberal idea of social order. Ever since the 18th century, assumptions of the liberal “script” have been challenged, by individuals and groups; frequently, this critique aimed at alternative visions of social order. The critique, in some cases, was directed against specific elements of the liberal “script”; in others, it pointed to internal contradictions of the script; in yet others, it amounted to a fundamental questioning of the liberal script in its entirety. Some challenges concerned the liberal script’s claim to universality, instead proposing either a focus on particular/incompatible orders, or alternative forms of universalism. Did such conflicts over the liberal script increase over time? Did challenges follow a specific logic, did they resemble each other? Were challenges primarily based on intellectual visions, or also linked to political movements and social practices? Were such conflicts connected, across political and cultural borders? Is it possible to write a history of accommodation with, and challenge and rejection of, the liberal script, and to periodize it?
Applicants are invited to develop a project that deals with some of these questions, both empirically and theoretically. The project should address some of the issues mentioned above, but is not expected to deal with all of them. Applicants should develop a sketch for the research project as a whole (consisting of 1 postdoc position and 2 pre-doc positions), with a focus on the applicant’s own project, and brief remarks on potential PhD projects. The project as a whole should include comparative, transnational, or global perspectives; it should not be limited to one world region and should ideally include the world beyond the North Atlantic.

Job description: Tasks:
-           Development of a transregional research group related to the core agenda of SCRIPTS
-           Supervision of 2 doctoral students as part of the research group
-           Participation in the Theory Network of SCRIPTS; liaising between historical projects within the Cluster of Excellence, and the Theory Network.
-           Dissemination of research results through publications, workshops and conferences
-           Teaching is possible, but there is no teaching requirement

Requirements: PhD in History or Area Studies (with a focus on history), 18-20th centuries, related to the subject of the Cluster of Excellence.

Desirable: Very good knowledge of theories and methods of transregional/transnational history and global history
Very good knowledge of the theme of SCRIPTS, including the emergence of the liberal script and its historical contestations
Very good English language skills
Language skills relevant for own project

For more information, please contact Sebastian Conrad; Andreas Eckert; Ulrike Freitag; Jessica Gienow-Hecht; Gudrun Krämer and Klaus Mühlhahn (via: jobs@scripts-berlin.eu)

Further information:

Please send your application materials in ONE pdf document. Materials should include: Cover letter (max. 2 pages); CV with publications; summary of PhD dissertation (2 pages); project proposal for own project (and for the research group) (2 pages); names and contact details of two referees as an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel: jobs@scripts-berlin.eu

Free University Berlin (EU:Ger:Ber) - Postdoc, Journalism, 'Affective Societies' - Deadline: 12 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The PostDoc-position is located at the Journalism Studies division of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies. It is part of the interdisciplinary research collaboration Affective Societies funded by the German Research Foundation which analyzes the fundamental importance of emotionality and affectivity for social life in the mobile, networked, and mediatized worlds of the 21st century. The communication studies project investigates how journalism creates an order of emotions in public discourses on the subject of migration. It focuses on the extent to which a change in publicly visible emotions in audio-visual journalistic media texts can be traced over time. The project answers the question of how journalism as an institution is challenged by affective dynamics of public articulations of para-journalistic actors (such as YouTubers) and user comments.

Job description: The focus of the PostDoc position lies in theoretical work on the adaption of sociological concepts of emotions to journalism, on the transformation of journalism as an institution, and on the development of para-journalistic practices - together with the other members of the subproject B02. Empirically, the project analyses audiovisual journalism over time. The position requires willingness to work interdisciplinary in terms of theory and methods. The post-doctoral researcher will be responsible to work on international scientific publications, the organization of workshops and an international conference. In addition, s/he supports the preparation of research results within the framework of the public relations module with external partners, in order to reach public at large.
http://www.sfb-affective-societies.de/en/teilprojekte/B/B02/Neue-Laufzeit/index.html

Requirements: A doctor of philosophy degree (or equivalent) in communication studies or a related discipline.

Desirable: Desirable:
- Expertise in qualitative methods of journalism studies, especially analysis of audiovisual media
- Experience with the administration and organization of scientific projects, workshops and conferences
- Interest in one or more of the following fields of research: journalism, para-journalistic formats, theory of affect and emotion
- Very good language skills in German and English
- Knowledge of the dissemination of scientific results for scientific and non-scientific audiences

Applicants should send in a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), a publication list as well as a writing sample (max. 5.000 words, e.g. a chapter of the master's thesis ) via email to journalistik@fu-berlin.de or per postal service to: Freie Universität Berlin 
Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
SFB 1171: Affective Societies
Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg

Freie Universitaet Berlin (DEU) - PostDoc Position, Modern Japanese History - Deadline: 9 Sept. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Modern Japanese History (m/f/d): full-time-job limited to 30 Sept 2024, salary 13 TV-L FU, reference code: Zachmann / ERC - LWM Application Deadline: 09 Sept 2019
  • Applications are invited for a full-time 5 year-Research Fellowship in Japanese History and Culture to be held at the Institute of Japanese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. The position is part of the European Research Council-funded project ‘Law without Mercy: Japanese Courts-Martial and Military Courts During the Asia-Pacific War, 1937-45’ (ERC-2018-COG 819892) led by Professor Urs Matthias Zachmann that seeks to understand the role that law and military justice played in the mass violence of the Asia-Pacific War in North and Southeast Asia (for more information on the project, see https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/oas/japanologie/forschung/erc_lwm/index.html).
  • Job description: The successful candidate will develop independent research within the thematic scope of this project, resulting in a monograph and articles, while at the same time actively contribute to the project as a whole through regular participation in joint research activities (workshops, seminars etc.). Successful candidates will have a documented expertise in modern Japanese history and experience with using Japanese archival materials. Applications would be particularly welcome from researchers who work in the fields of legal, intellectual, political, diplomatic or military history from a transnational, regional perspective. Although law is central to the project, technical legal expertise is not a prerequisite for applying.
  • We offer a full-time 5-year research position in an innovative fully-funded ERC research project. The candidate will be part of a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment at Freie Universität Berlin and have access to funding for fieldwork and conference travel. The working language of the project is English (optionally also Japanese or German). Candidates will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team. Tenure of the position begins 1 October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, and ends 30 September 2024.
  • Requirements:
  • PhD degree in Japanese Studies, or History, Law and related disciplines with a focus on Japan
  • Excellent Japanese-language skills, particularly of written Japanese
  • Desirable:
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Previous experience in archival work
  • For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Urs Matthias Zachmann (u.zachmann@fu-berlin.de / +49 30 838 61720).
  • Further Information: Please send your application materials in ONE pdf document. All materials must be received quoting the reference code no later than September 9th, 2019 as an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Urs Matthias Zachmann: u.zachmann@fu-berlin.de or postal to: Prof. Urs Matthias Zachmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Japanese Studies, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Free University of Bolzano / Bozen, South Tyrol (EU:Ita) - Postdoc, 'Driving Forces Of Destination- And Mobility Development In Tourism Regions' - Deadline: 11 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Description of the research activity: Destination and mobility development are heavily influenced by external and internal driving forces of change. In the first phase research will identify and operationalize central driving forces. During the second phase the most effective drivers will be isolated and analyzed. This will be done in model areas (focus South Tyrol). In the final phase adaptation strategies considering regional economy and governance systems will first be developed and tested for implementation.

Details & Application here.

French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris (EU:FRA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship (M / F) in epistemology and logic disinformation strategies - Deadline: 10 Jul. 2019[edit | edit source]

Theoretical research and experimental protocols leading to the submission and publication of scientific articles on misinformation; weekly interactions with RAPID project partners, project progress meetings, organization of scientific events on misinformation, seminar animation, (possibly) student supervision.

The candidate will carry out his post-doc in a RAPID project on disinformation funded by the Directorate General of Armament, and supported by the SME Mondeca in partnership with the Airbus Defense & Space group and the Jean-Nicod Institute (Concepts, Logic and Reasoning team (CoLoR) led by Paul Égré, DR2 CNRS). This multidisciplinary project focuses on the detection of disinformation (civil and military) by combining information engineering, SHS and cognitive science. It aims to develop a tool for detecting disinformation strategies for both civilian and military use, and to experimentally evaluate the tool provided for its exploitation.
In detail, the job of the candidate will consist of:
-Enrich a taxonomy of misinformation already deepened within the CoLoR team of the Jean-Nicod Institute: redefinition of existing cases, search for new cases, comparison with other typologies offered for the notion and other related notions (lie, deception, omission, incitement to error, etc.);
-Formalize the typology of disinformation thus proposed in the context of non-classical logics, in this case static and dynamic epistemic logics;
-Develop experimental protocols online and in person to assess the quality of the typology of misinformation offered to project partners.

The candidate will work at the Jean-Nicod Institute, UMR CNRS / ENS / EHESS, hosted at ENS, as part of the "CoLoR" team led by Paul Égré.

The candidate must be a doctor in philosophy or cognitive science, specialized in analytical epistemology and epistemic logic. He must also possess skills in conversational pragmatics and experimental psychology.
The candidate's expertise must focus on the definition and evaluation of the quality of the information, and on the modalities of its good transmission. In a narrower sense, the candidate must be specialized in the study of informational strategies aimed at explicitly deceiving or skewing information in this sense (misinformation, omission, etc.).
Due to the project's highly applied theme, the candidate must be made aware of the civil and defense issues related to the understanding and mastery of strategic information (definition and typology of false news, quotation of intelligence, etc.).
Knowledge of online experiment software is desired. The practice of French and English, written and oral, is required.

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8129-VINGAU-005/Default.aspx

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (EU:Fra:Idf) - Postdoc, 'AVIGATE project (Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making)' - Deadline: 18 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

- Computer modeling: include the effects of climate change on mortality in the NICE model, using the Julia language
- Contribute to the analysis of the results of the NICE model and the description of optimal climate policy (using numerical optimization techniques)
- Model the effects of climate change on fertility and migration
- Contribute to a reflection on welfare measure and write a research memo reviewing the literature on this topic
- Write research articles to be published in international peer-reviewed journals.
- Participate to the meetings of the NAVIGATE project

CES (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne) is looking to recruit a talented and motivated researcher who will contribute to the center's research on climate-economy modelling and will be involved in the European H2020 project NAVIGATE.
The NAVIGATE project (Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making) aims at developing the next generation of climate-economy integrated assessment models (IAMs) that can directly support the design and evaluation of EU and international climate policies and inform the alignment of climate action with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project involves 17 partners and includes leading modelling teams in Europe.

The selected candidate will contribute to document and develop an integrated assessment model, which will be used to evaluate the distributional implications of climate change impacts and examine the inter-relations between climate policies and different Sustainable Development Goals, in particular those related to inequality and poverty reduction and health. The selected candidate will interact with leading international researchers and lead or contribute to several tasks within the framework of the NAVIGATE project (namely work package 4 on spatial and social heterogeneity and work package 5 on impacts, co-benefits, and other SDGs). In particular, she/he will contribute to endogenize population in a regional IAM. More specifically, she/he will be involved in the following tasks: (i) improve estimates of how temperature affects regional mortality, also accounting for impacts of atmospheric pollution on health, (ii) include estimates of replacement fertility and migration between regions, (iii) improve welfare representation - currently based on consumption utility only – to include several additional metrics, and account for inequality aversion between and within generations, spatial inequality and poverty, (iv) develop scenarios to quantify the impact of climate change and socioeconomic development on population growth and climate-induced migration.

The successful candidate must be prepared to become proficient in using and developing a complex integrated assessment model, and use the model to explore different research questions. In addition, she/he must be prepared to think critically and independently about her/his research.

The post-doc fellow will be co-supervised by Stéphane Zuber (directeur de recherche at CNRS) and Aurélie Méjean (chargée de recherche at CNRS). The post-doc will be located at Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (UMR 8174 de l'Université de Paris 1 et du CNRS). The Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne is a research center gathering 93 faculty members and 112 PhD students. The post-doc will regularly interact with researchers at Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED), including Aurélie Méjean.

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (EU:Fra:Idf) - Postdoc, Sociology - Deadline: 23 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the international/Southern countries' team of the project, leading on the one hand a case study on the African continent, being involved on the other hand in the collective and comparative study of the sociohistoric construction of public policies of school catering from the colonial period to the present day.
The postdoctoral fellow will analyse the data and write scientific publications together with the project team.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the CANTINEGALITE project “Studying school catering as public policy, social system and child school practice”. This project is funded by the French Paris-Emergences Program and led by Marie Plessz and Christine Tichit.
The CANTINEGALITE Project study School meal as an institutional tool to regulate inequalities, and covers social inequalities at different levels : between territories, between social class, both in France and in an international comparative perspective, including southern countries. This comparative programme covers issues such as the governance of school catering, its practical organization and actors, its social reception including by children.

This postdoctoral position will work in the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CMH) in Paris.
The Centre Maurice Halbwachs is a research unit in sociology and social sciences located in Paris, France. The research teams are: Inequalities and solidarity, Work, Gender class and race, Writing practices, social sciences of law and politics.
Post-doc Starting date: October 1st, 2019.
A 6-month contract for a junior researcher in CNRS pay-grid (~2695€).
Part-time work is possible for one year.

Eligibility criteria

A PhD degree in sociology or a related discipline (e.g., demography, anthropology, history, economics, educational studies).
Skills
-Previous fieldwork experimented in Africa, ideally in schools
-Good knowledge of available archives and know how to mobilize them
-A practice of mixed methods articulating qualitative and quantitative approaches
-A taste for interdisciplinarity and for comparative approaches
-English scientific writing, autonomy, rigour, ability to collaborate
-An interest in the sociology of development, of food or of inequalities will be appreciated

Web site for additional job details

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8097-CHRTIC-001/Default.aspx

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (EU:Fra:Idf) - Postdoc, Researcher in Anthropology Of Sciences - Deadline: 30 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

ACTIVITIES

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute in particular to different aspects:
- The collection of new primary data through the realization of new recorded interviews.
- The making of a documentary (short film). The challenge will be to restore what archeology tells us about those who practice it from the filmed testimonies of former excavators of Arcy-sur-Cure, during the post-war period (1946-1963), already carried out under the 2ARC project and those newly collected under the ANTHROP'ARC project.
- Conducting an ethnographic investigation in order to observe and analyze the forms of social appropriation of the archaeological heritage from an ethnography of museum practice carried out at the municipal museum of Avallonnais, close to Arcy-sur-Cure and where are exposed some of the remains of the caves.
- The publication of one or more individual and / or joint articles on the analyses of the data collected during the project. It is expected that the data obtained, crossed with those of the other collaborators of the project, will ultimately produce a multidisciplinary study at the crossroads between two social sciences.

Name of the laboratory :
UMR 7041 ArScAn (dir. F. Villeneuve), team : Ethnologie préhistorique (dir. P. Bodu, F. Bocquentin and L. Mevel) — MAE, 21 allée de l'Université — 92023 Nanterre cedex. For presentation of the team : http://www.arscan.fr/ethnologie-prehistorique

Person in charge of the postdoctoral researcher : He/she will work under the supervision of Nejma GOUTAS (CNRS, UMR 7041, ArScAn, Ethnologie préhistorique, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès, Nanterre) and Baptiste BUOB (CNRS, UMR 7186, Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative, MAE, Nanterre).

Presentation of the position

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Prehistoric Ethnology team of UMR 7041 - ArScAn, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (UMR 7186). He will work under the supervision of Nejma Goutas (CNRS, UMR 7041) and Baptiste Buob (CNRS, UMR 7186) within the framework of the ANTHROP'ARC project, which aims to deal with fundamental epistemological and historiographical questions concerning the birth and development of French Prehistory inherited from André Leroi-Gourhan.
The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of producing an anthropological study examining the relationship to time, memory, transmission of knowledge and history. He will carry out an ethnographic survey of local institutional actors as well as those who have acted during the history (past and present) of the French prehistoric site of Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne, Bourgogne, France).

These questions will be developped from an original prism, since here will be considered especially the hidden face of this history. The official history of this archaeological site was built around the reputation of a few individuals (the most famous of which is André Leroi-Gourhan). Actually, all the actors acting on excavation sites are passers of memories. These people, often anonymous, also build the history of a site and participate as such (directly or indirectly) in the construction of knowledge whether scientific, academic or public. The stakes of this interdisciplinary research are therefore based on a cross-look between two human sciences: anthropology and archeology.

Context of work

The issues of the ANTHROP'ARC project are part of the research themes of the Prehistoric Ethnology team, within the UMR ArScAn (http://www.arscan.fr/en/the-prehistoric-etechnology/) where the researcher will benefit from the expertise of its members, largely involved in these issues. This project is part of the tradition of historiographic and epistemological studies developed within this team. He will also benefit from his research network in France and abroad.

She / he will benefit from scientific support, a place of work, access to the archives of the Prehistoric Ethnology team and all the documentation newly produced as part of the 2ARC project.

The candidate will also be associated with UMR 7186 - Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology. She / he will benefit from the expertise of the unit in the field of the audiovisual practice (shooting, editing ...) and the maintenance, as well as various experiments concerning the study of the scientific archives, the phenomena of patrimonialization and museum practices. More generally, the axis of the unit entitled "Past News", concerning the study of memories and temporalities will provide a collective and stimulating framework to carry out the investigation.

Scientific area/subjects, description of the research project

Title of the project: From the production of scientific knowledge to the social appropriation of the past - The case of the excavations of the Paleolithic site: Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne, France)
Acronym: ANTHROP'ARC

The epistemological and historiographical perspectives of ANTHROP'ARC concern a whole section of the history of prehistoric sciences that directly concerns the international scientific community of prehistorians. André Leroi-Gourhan, historical figure of the Arcy-sur-Cure site, is one of the founding fathers of prehistoric research in the second half of the 20th century. This site was for him and his collaborators a first experimental laboratory to test new techniques and methods of excavation. It was too a structuring place in the theoretical construction of the palethnological approach. The latter has spread far beyond our borders.

This project is an extension of the research conducted as part of the framework of the 2ARC project (Archives de fouilles, dir. N. Goutas, P. Bodu and L. Mevel, 2015-2018) of the Labex Past in the Present, carried by members of the laboratory ArScAn - UMR 7041 (Prehistoric Ethnology team) in close collaboration with various services of USR 3225 and external partners. The aim of the 2ARC project was to preserve, enhance the history, heritage and memory of documents relating to excavations carried out since the 19th century in various caves of the Arcy-sur-Cure, and in particular those of André Leroi-Gourhan (1946-1963). This initial project was based on the interdisciplinary analysis of different types of archives : « archaeological archives » via technological studies, dating etc. ; « excavation archives » (via studies of field notebook, plans, photographs and old field films based on approaches linking epistemology and the history of science). In this context, an anthropological component was just sketched through gathering of interviews with former diggers (visual and audiovisual recordings according to the authorizations obtained). In this context, this first work of data gathering came solely to meet a conservation objective (to keep traces of the memory of diggers and thus preserve an intangible heritage).

The ANTHROP'ARC project aims today to deepen this last aspect, by initiating a real anthropological analysis of these stories, according to an original angle of approach. Arcy-sur-Cure is indeed a place of memory, a real crossroads where a large number of actors have crossed paths (professional archaeologists and amateur, volunteers, curators, speleologists, local notables, etc.). In this respect, it offers a rich historical and social context where each one is now able to produce and transmit in turn other regimes of knowledge about tangible (archaeological data) and "immaterial" (knowledge, networks of collaborations, etc.) heritage of this site.

Eligibility criteria

Training, scientific skills required, professional experience desirable

The candidate must have a thesis in anthropology and have developed solid skills in the epistemology of prehistoric archeology and ideally in sociology of work, sociology of museum reception and / or field investigation in the context of archaeological excavations. She / he must have a perfect knowledge of French (written and oral) to carry out his investigative work (analysis, synthesis and critical thinking), to demonstrate autonomy, organizational capacity and aptitude for collective work in a interdisciplinary project.

She / he will have knowledge bases on the French prehistory of the second half of the 20th century. She / he will have the skills to lead the creation of a corpus of semi-structured interviews, an ethnography in a museum context, the production of a documentary (short film) and the dissemination of its results in the form of publication (s) in peer-reviewed journals and / or works. At the end of this contract, a day of scientific restitution of this work is ideally envisaged, whose candidate will be one of the co-organizers.

The application file must demonstrate adequacy to the job profile (missions, skills required and experiences).

• Keywords / theoretical approach: anthropology of sciences; epistemology of prehistoric archeology; sociology of work; sociology of museum reception.
• Keywords / research topics: memory, French prehistory, excavations of Arcy-sur-Cure, inheritance of the works of André Leroi-Gourhan.
• Investigative methods envisaged: constitution of a corpus of semi-directive interviews; ethnography in museum context; production of a documentary.

Additional comments

Procedure and timetable of the recruitment procedure:

The file will include:

- a detailed letter of motivation;
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae;
- the list of publications with internet links (if possible);
- thesis dissertation in .PDF format;
- the defense report (except for candidates who have defended their thesis abroad and for candidates who have defended their thesis very recently). The latter must then send an attestation of thesis defense (delivered by the person in charge of the Doctoral School);
- a copy of the Doctor's diploma (or certificate).

Candidates selected after a file review will be auditioned the week of September 16th, 2019 and will be informed of the results from Friday, September 20, 2019.

Web site for additional job details

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7041-NEJGOU-002/Default.aspx

George Mason University (USA:Va) - Post-Doctorate position in New Testament and Origins of Christianity - Deadline: 1 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Post Doctorate 2020- New Testament and Origins of Christianity 

George Mason University invites applications for a 12-month Post-Doctorate position in New Testament and Origins of Christianity to begin in fall 2020 with possibility for annual renewal through spring 2023.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Department of Religious Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and must hold a PhD in the field of New Testament studies (or related course of study, e.g., Early Christian Literature) by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Within a 2-2 teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach standard introductory religious studies courses and lower through upper level undergraduate courses on New Testament and Christian studies appropriate for a public university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of biblical and early Christian literature (both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other related writings of the prior and later centuries through late antiquity);
  • Proficiency in the languages relevant to the study of early Christianity and its source materials (e.g., Classical and Koine Greek, Hebrew, Latin, etc.);
  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D in a related field prior to the first day of the appointment;
  • Literary and historical skills;
  • Understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism;
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field;
  • Competence in teaching a range of courses in New Testament, Bible, and early Christianity;
  • An interest and ability to engage with other scholars of religion and across the university (e.g., gender and sexuality; identity and power; race and ethnicity; literary and material culture; histories and modes of transmission, reception, and reinterpretation of ancient thought, etc.).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F426AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample, and a list of three academic references with contact details. Also, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider to: ksantos6@gmu.edu.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. John Turner.

Located within the Greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University is a public R1 university, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA:Ga) - Post-Doctoral Teaching Position in Chinese (up to three years) - Open Until Filled (Posted 6 Sep 2019)[edit | edit source]

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese as part of its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Postdoctoral Program, with a start date of January 1, 2020. This visiting faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment with a 3/3 teaching load, and is renewable for up to three academic years. Fellows may teach one to two courses in the candidate’s area of research specialization and can apply for an annual course release in support of academic program development.

The successful candidate will have (1) an earned PhD degree no later than the anticipated appointment start date of January 1, 2020 and not before January 1, 2015; (2) native or near native-level competence in Chinese; (3) an active scholarly agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful teaching of the Chinese language, at both lower and upper levels, including content-based language courses. Candidates with expertise in online and virtual instruction, innovative teaching methodologies, and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21stst Century are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in the following specializations are preferred: applied linguistics; language for STEM, sustainability, and business fields; online education; and interest in contributing to undergraduate study abroad programs.

The Postdoctoral Program in Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies

The GLACT Program fosters collaboration across languages, technologies, and global cultures. Candidates join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows across the languages represented in the School of Modern Languages and receive faculty mentorship to support their professional success. The GLACT program provides health and retirement benefits, and a $2,500 professional-development allocation per year. GLACTS have a nine-month contract, with a salary of $49,500 for the first academic year, $50,500 for the second academic year, and $51,500 for the third academic year. Summer instruction or academic program development appointments may be available. The School of Modern Languages will fund $1,500 toward relocation expenses.

Teaching and Curricular Development: GLACT fellows teach a range of undergraduate courses, with one to two courses possible in the candidate’s area of research specialization. The GLACT Program includes opportunities for curricular and program development in topics related to languages, cultures, and technologies, as well as potential instruction in connection with our signature summer study abroad programs Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT). Interest in collaboration with faculty and researchers in the School of Modern Languages and across the Institute – including in technology-oriented disciplines – is vital, as the GLACT position involves teaching a range of students with diverse academic backgrounds while contributing to new and innovative academic programming and career education initiatives that align with Georgia Tech strategic priorities.

Research and Scholarship: Candidates are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to develop research expertise in areas such as foreign language pedagogy, service learning, international education, digital humanities, cross-disciplinary language and technology instructional innovation, and assessment. The GLACT Program encourages active collaboration on shared research interests as part of a vibrant scholarly community, with regular and formalized opportunities for feedback, mentorship, and intellectual development.

Professional Development: Candidates are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths, and may take opportunities to gain skills in programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Candidates may serve on committees to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative instructional technologies, curriculum development, recruitment and outreach, and professional opportunities for Georgia Tech students in the global arena.

The School of Modern Languages and Georgia Tech

The School of Modern Languages emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We offer two Master’s programs, an MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural studies and an MS in Global Media Cultures. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance.

To apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as in one PDF file to glact-hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu. Please make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to glact-hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu. Review of applications begins on October 7, 2019. Virtual short-list interviews are expected to be conducted during the period October 17-18. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) (DEU) - Postdoc, Research on and shape of future developments in diverse fields of higher education and science studies - Deadline: 15 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies(DZHW) is a non-university research institute based in Hannover with an outpost in Berlin and funded by the federal government and the 16 German Länder. With about 300 employees, the DZHW is a national and international centre of excellence for higher education and science research. Its research departments engage in knowledge-oriented as well as problem-oriented research on current and long-term developments on all levels of the higher education and science system.

For our headquarter in Hannover, we advertise

5 POSTDOC POSITIONS (f/m/d; 100% each)

to be filled at the earliest possible date.For the time being, these positions are limited to three year fixed-term contracts. Scientific further qualification as well as individual research and publication activities are integral parts of the job profile and will be assertively supported by the DZHW.

Your Profile: 
You have graduated with an excellent degree in a discipline relevant to higher education and/or science studies (e. g. sociology, psychology, political sciences, economics, law). Furthermore, you have completed your doctorate with outstanding success. Your previous research was carried out in one of the following fields: quantitative and micro-founded research on (higher) education or governance of higher education (e. g. financing of higher education institutions and research, governance of higher education and research organisations, governance of continuing academic education and lifelong learning). You enjoy developing new, innovative topics in your field of research and possess exceptional theoretical knowledge and methodological skills. Working autonomously as well as in close professional exchange with colleagues comes naturally to you. You show a proficient command of the English language and have preferably published internationally already.

Your Tasks:
Holding a multifaceted position, you will conceive new lines of research and actively shape future developments in diverse fields of higher education and science studies. You will work in close interaction with the professorial heads of departments at DZHW. Your own scientific advancement as well as your research and publication activities will contribute to the development of the research profile of DZHW and, at the same time, enhance your own scientific profile.Our Offer:

  • Multifaceted and ambitious position in a team-based and research-oriented working environment
  • High level of independence in your research activity in conjunction with opportunities of individual development
  • Salary according to TVöD Bund E14 or E13 (depending on pre-qualifications and assigned tasks)
  • Additional company pension (VBL)
  • Flexible working hours

Have we caught your interest? In this case we would like to get to know you. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz or PD Dr. Bernd Kleimann if you have any questions. We ask you to send your comprehensive application as pdf-file via e-mail to hf131@dzhw.eu until 15 August 2019.

German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institute - Research Fellow - Productive employment through investment (West and North Africa) - Deadline: 28 Jul 2019[edit | edit source]

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region- specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint a

Research Fellow, Productive employment through investment (West and North Africa)

Applications are invited for a 75% position, with a contract of 36 months starting on 1 September 2019. The position is designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.

The successful candidate will work in a project that provides scientific support to and research on the impacts of the “Special Initiative Education and Employment”, a policy initiative of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. This initiative aims at supporting the creation of productive employment, in particular in North and West Africa, through various programs and interventions including employment-oriented education and vocational training as well as investment promotion.

The three-year project will analyze and evaluate the impacts of key representative interventions of the Special Initiative. We seek a candidate who is interested in investigating with us the impacts of interventions on the success of (foreign) investment projects in terms of their implementation, the mobilization of foreign and domestic capital and the creation of employment (and its quality).

Specifically, the candidate will

  • contribute to the collection, processing, and analysis of data on (foreign) investment projects (in North and/or West Africa, and including case studies)
  • be willing and able to undertake field research in target countries and regions;
  • based on these data, conduct original research pertaining to the effects of investment-related interventions;
  • be an active member of the GIGA, affiliated to one of its Regional Institutes and to the Research Programme “Growth and Development”.

Your qualifications:

  • a very good university degree (Master or equivalent) in Economics or Political Science, preferably with a development focus;
  • relevant previous research on (foreign) investment (promotion), value chains, and/or employment;
  • sound quantitative methodological skills, including of methods of impact evaluation;
  • highly motivated, flexible, and able to work independently;
  • very strong teamwork skills;
  • English-language proficiency; knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.

Additional desired qualifications:

  • French-language proficiency;
  • previous field research experience;
  • experience with handling firm data and/or household/labour force surveys;
  • regional expertise and additional language skills relevant to research region(s);
  • qualitative methods.

Advanced PhD students are also welcome to apply. The GIGA strongly encourages concurrent work on a doctoral degree. The Research Fellow can become a member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme.

Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.

Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies) and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-19-10), including relevant supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, references, credentials/diplomas/certificates, and a maximum of two work samples), to:

Gabriele Tetzlaff, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Email: jobs-iaa@giga-hamburg.de (email applications are particularly welcome. Please send all documents combined in one PDF file.)

Screening of applications will begin on July 29, 2019.

For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage (www.giga-hamburg.de) or contact Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay (e-mail: jann.lay@giga-hamburg.de, phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25-763).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Post-doctoral assistant, Translation, Interpreting and Communication - Deadline: 2 July 2019[edit | edit source]

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the domain of translation, interpreting, multilingual communication, language and translation acquisition and teaching, terminology or language technology (research groups EQTIS, TRACE, MULTIPLES or LT3).
  • You will assist in teaching activities in the English section at Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate’s level.
  • You will assist in writing research proposals and the coaching of PhD students in the research group.
  • You will counsel students for their bachelor papers and master’s dissertations.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree in the domain of translation, interpreting, multilingual communication, language and translation acquisition and teaching, terminology or language technology or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted research within one of these fields which can be corroborated by recent publications in international academic journals which rely on experts for the evaluation of submitted papers.
  • You know English at C2 level of the European Reference Framework or as a native speaker.
  • Having positively evaluated experience in offering and/or organising academic training is recommended.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a three-year appointment, which can be renewed once and only in exceptional circumstances for maximum three years.. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • The successful candidate is expected to begin the appointment on 1 September 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).
  • a text (max. 1500 words) in which you express your views regarding the fulfilment of the position at hand, including a concrete research and publication plan

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Prof. Sonia Vandepitte (sonia.vandepitte@ugent.be).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law - Deadline: 6 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Apply until 06/08/2019 23:59 (Brussels time)
  • Faculty of Law and Criminology
  • Department RE21 - Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law
  • AAP temporary appointment - 100%
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reference number: 201906/RE21/DA/001

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level, especially for the course Research Methods.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree in Law

For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

  • You have already conducted research within the field of Legal Methodology.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • This vacancy will be filled only if by October 1, 2019 no faculty doctoral assistant in the field of Legal Methodology is recruited through the currently closed vacancy notice with DPOreference 12358.
  • Under this condition, we offer you a two-year appointment, which will not be renewed. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a postdoctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Head of Department Prof. Gerd Verschelden (gerd.verschelden@UGent.be, +32 9 264 68 60).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, Political Science & EU Studies - Deadline: 6 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

-    At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
-    You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level, specifically the course ‘Excursion’ (Ma EU Studies), the supervision of Research Papers (Bachelor of Political Science), and the supervision of Master Theses (Ma EU Studies).
-    You will counsel doctoral students, in particular providing support to researchers working on civil society in EU trade policy.
-    You will continue to the development of the research group Centre for EU Studies and to services at the Department

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

-    You hold a doctoral degree in Political Science, EU Studies or equivalent.
For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
-    You have already conducted research within the field of EU Politics, in particular European external relations.
-    You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
-    You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
-    You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

-    We offer you a one-year appointment (1/10/2019-30/9/2020), which will not be renewed. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
-    Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
-    Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
-    All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.
Your application must include the following documents:
-    In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
-    In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
-    In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
-    In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jan Orbie (Jan.Orbie@UGent.be, +32 9 2646780).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, European, Public and International Law - Deadline: 6 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s, Master’s level or LM level.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree in Law
  • For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted research within the field of Public International Law, preferably focused on international law of the sea
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a twoyear appointment, which may be renewed once for one year at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a postdoctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 15 September 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format including a research plan of  3 to 5 pages.
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Frank Maes (frank.maes@UGent.be, +32 9 264.68.95).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc Research Assistant, User-centred counter-narrative campaign project: the mental processes and cognitive biases at stake when youngsters are faced with extremist/terrorist discourses on social media - Deadline: 10 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication is looking for a scientific collaborator for the project PRECOBIAS, funded by the Civil Society Empowerment programme of the European Union. Duration of the contract: 6 months, starting in October or November 2019

SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT

PRECOBIAS is a user-centred counter-narrative campaign project that centres around the mental processes and cognitive biases at stake when youngsters, especially the ones either vulnerable to radicalisation or already radicalized, are faced with extremist/terrorist discourses on social media. The project aims to counter radicalisation in the long term by enhancing digital resilience and critical thinking of the target audience. PRECOBIAS helps them get to know themselves better by revealing the mental processes and cognitive biases that underlie their interpretations and analyses. PRECOBIAS aims to bring about behaviour change, dissuading target youngsters from promoting extremist content online. To reach these objectives, PRECOBIAS targets:

- vulnerable and radicalized youngsters directly through a social media campaign, comprising a test to increase selfawareness, videos and an Instagram contest;

- the social workers and teachers who are in charge of the target youngsters by providing them a MOOC about cognitive biases and radicalisation, together with 2 specific toolkits with ready-to-use activities;

- civil-society organizations across the EU with an international one-day training programme that will afford them to train professionals involved with counter extremism at local level, to increase PRECOBIAS impact. The PRECOBIAS campaign will be based on tangible evidence about cognitive biases, radicalisation and social media and is the result of preliminary multidisciplinary scientific research, together with grass-roots professional experiences of civil society organizations, teachers and social workers alike. PRECOBIAS will be performed in 8 EU languages, including the 6 most common mother tongues (EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, PL) as well as 2 minor EU languages (SK, HU).

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ghent University is leading the research activities that focus on the analysis of extremist posts on Facebook and Twitter (related to far-right, far-left movements and jihadism). The scientific collaborator and another researcher will perform a multimodal and multilingual content analysis of the corpus to identify potential discursive strategies used in such extremist/terrorist narratives in order to reinforce specific cognitive biases (e.g., authority bias, declinism bias, bandwagon effect and hostile media effect). To do so, they will first make a review of the literature about

1) the (multimodal) discursive strategies and markers of far-right, far-left and jihadist extremism on social media;

2) cognitive biases in (social) media communication. Then, they will prepare and perform a manual content analysis of the corpora, based on the literature review.

Requirements:

• PhD in media communication, law, social sciences or a related discipline

• Scientific expertise in extremism in (social) media communication

• Understanding of content analysis research methods • Excellent communication skills in English – both oral and written. Commands of other languages is an asset.

• Living in Belgium or ready to stay in Belgium during the research

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting two types of documents by e-mail to Prof. Catherine Bouko (catherine.bouko@ugent.be) by 10 August 2019, 23:59 (CET):

1) A single pdf-document with : - a letter of application - a CV (including the contact details of one person we may contact for a reference) - a copy of the required PhD’s degree

2) a personal piece of scientific writing, demonstrating the applicant’s scientific skills. On the basis of these documents, candidates will be selected for an interview (if necessary, interviews can be held via Skype if the applicants live abroad).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Literary Studies, Latin hagiographies in the Greek-speaking Mediterranean - Deadline: 1 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Job vacancy: fully-funded ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in western medieval vernacular narrative (3 years) at Ghent University (Belgium)

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time postdoctoral research fellowship attached to the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project Novel Echoes. Ancient novelistic receptions and concepts of fiction in late antique and medieval secular narrative from East to West (for an abstract, see www.novelsaints.ugent.be/projects). Its Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.

The successful applicant will start employment between 1st October 2019 and 31st March 2020. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their PhD degree at the time of application or demonstrate that they will have that degree in hand by the start of their postdoctoral fellowship.

Within the ERC project, subprojects will be assigned to individual team members.

For the current vacancy, this subproject is situated in the following area:

WESTERN VERNACULAR NARRATIVE

The successful candidate will be a specialist in western medieval vernacular narrative and will have both demonstrable expertise in comparative literature and an excellent working knowledge of Latin and/or Greek. Knowledge of literary and rhetorical theory will be considered an advantage. She/He will be working on intertextual and/or intercultural interactions between a delineated set of corpus texts and the Greek world, and on the possible importance of (Latin or vernacular) hagiographical traditions therein. His/her work on the project will result in a monograph on the topic.

For this position, we offer:

  1. a contract for one year of full-time employment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, followed by a renewal for another two years upon positive evaluation (a longer contract with a lower percentage of employment can be negotiated);
  2. an internationally competitive salary that depends on seniority and corresponds to the salary scales for Postdoctoral Research Fellows as established by the Flemish government;
  3. a substantial allowance for travel and other research purposes in addition to the salary;
  4. office space in the University and a solid and engaging academic working environment with a strong international profile. The successful candidate will be able to interact with scholars and students affiliated with various departments and research institutes at Ghent University, such as the Department of Literary Studies (https://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/), the Department of History (http://www.ugent.be/lw/geschiedenis/en), the Department of Oriental Studies (http://www.neareast.ugent.be/), the Ghent Institute for Classical Studies (http://www.giks.ugent.be), the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies (http://www.pirenne.ugent.be), the Ghent Centre for the Study of Christian Traditions (http://www.csct.ugent.be), and the Group of Early Modern Studies (https://gemsugent.wordpress.com);
  5. professional support for those applying to the many funding schemes at local, regional and European levels, and a light teaching load.

Profile of the candidate

For this position, we expect that the successful applicant

  1. will contribute to the strong research tradition of the Department and the University by pursuing excellence in their research and by publishing research findings in journals and with publishers that are internationally accepted as being of the highest quality;
  2. will write a monograph under the parameters of the project in close consultation with the Principal Investigator;
  3. will come and live in Belgium, work closely together with the other team members and the project’s international advisory board, and contribute to a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere; 4. will play a leading role in the scholarly activities of the research group (e.g. by organizing events, co-supervizing PhD students, etc.).

How to apply

How to apply?

(a) Applications should include

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications;
  3. an autobiographical statement highlighting why the applicant is interested in this project and what added value s/he expects to bring;
  4. a writing sample of ca. 40 pages of published (or forthcoming) work that in the applicant’s view is particularly good or relevant to the project. Applications should be sent by email to the Research Coordinator, Dr Evelien Bracke (evelien.bracke@ugent.be).

(b) In addition, we kindly ask candidates to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to evelien.bracke@ugent.be by the referees.

Deadline: applications (both a and b) should arrive no later than 1 September 2019

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Literary Studies, Arabic narrative literature from the Abbasid era - Deadline: 1 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Job vacancy: fully-funded ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic medieval narrative (3 years) at Ghent University (Belgium)

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time postdoctoral research fellowship attached to the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project Novel Echoes. Ancient novelistic receptions and concepts of fiction in late antique and medieval secular narrative from East to West (for an abstract, see www.novelsaints.ugent.be/projects). Its Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.

The successful applicant will start employment between 1st October 2019 and 31st March 2020. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their PhD degree at the time of application or demonstrate that they will have that degree in hand by the start of their postdoctoral fellowship.

Within the ERC project, subprojects will be assigned to individual team members.

For the current vacancy, this subproject is situated in the following area:

MEDIEVAL ARABIC NARRATIVE

The successful candidate will be a specialist in Arabic narrative literature from the Abbasid era and will have both demonstrable expertise in comparative literature and ideally a good working knowledge of Greek. Both knowledge of literary and rhetorical theory and a working knowledge of Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, and/or Persian will be considered an advantage. She/He will be working on intertextual and/or intercultural interactions between a delineated set of corpus texts and the Greek world, and on the possible importance of (Greek, Syriac and Arabic) hagiographical traditions therein. His/her work on the project will result in a monograph on the topic.

For this position, we offer:

  1. a contract for one year of full-time employment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, followed by a renewal for another two years upon positive evaluation (a longer contract with a lower percentage of employment can be negotiated);
  2. an internationally competitive salary that depends on seniority and corresponds to the salary scales for Postdoctoral Research Fellows as established by the Flemish government;
  3. a substantial allowance for travel and other research purposes in addition to the salary;
  4. office space in the University and a solid and engaging academic working environment with a strong international profile. The successful candidate will be able to interact with scholars and students affiliated with various departments and research institutes at Ghent University, such as the Department of Literary Studies (https://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/), the Department of History (http://www.ugent.be/lw/geschiedenis/en), the Department of Oriental Studies (http://www.neareast.ugent.be/), the Ghent Institute for Classical Studies (http://www.giks.ugent.be), the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies (http://www.pirenne.ugent.be), the Ghent Centre for the Study of Christian Traditions (http://www.csct.ugent.be), and the Group of Early Modern Studies (https://gemsugent.wordpress.com);
  5. professional support for those applying to the many funding schemes at local, regional and European levels, and a light teaching load.

Profile of the candidate

For this position, we expect that the successful applicant

  1. will contribute to the strong research tradition of the Department and the University by pursuing excellence in their research and by publishing research findings in journals and with publishers that are internationally accepted as being of the highest quality;
  2. will write a monograph under the parameters of the project in close consultation with the Principal Investigator;
  3. will come and live in Belgium, work closely together with the other team members and the project’s international advisory board, and contribute to a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere;
  4. will play a leading role in the scholarly activities of the research group (e.g. by organizing events, co-supervizing PhD students, etc.).

How to apply?

(a) Applications should include

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications;
  3. an autobiographical statement highlighting why the applicant is interested in this project and what added value s/he expects to bring;
  4. a writing sample of ca. 40 pages of published (or forthcoming) work that in the applicant’s view is particularly good or relevant to the project.

Applications should be sent by email to the Research Coordinator, Dr Evelien Bracke (evelien.bracke@ugent.be).

(b) In addition, we kindly ask candidates to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to evelien.bracke@ugent.be by the referees.

Deadline: applications (both a and b) should arrive no later than September 1,2019. Please address any queries to the Principal Investigator (koen.detemmerman@ugent.be).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, Architecture and urban planning - Deadline: 24 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

OUR TASKS

At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in support of the research group Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism.
You will assist in teaching activities of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (Bachelor courses in Dutch, Master courses in English), related to architectural sciences and design.
You will counsel Master’s students in their advanced topics elective courses and Master’s dissertation.
You will counsel doctoral students.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

You hold a degree of Doctor of Architectural Sciences and Engineering or an equivalent degree.
For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

You have already conducted research within the field of Theory and history of architecture and urbanism, and more specifically the early modern architecture and architectural theory.
You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
You may present relevant scientific publications about the theory and history of early modern architecture in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated; you have presented your research at international conferences.
Experience with stays abroad at a scientific institution and/or with active tasks in (inter)national scientific networks is recommended.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

We offer you a threeyear appointment, which may be renewed once for three years at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a postdoctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Johan Lagae (johan.lagae@ugent.be, +32 9 264 39 08).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law - Deadline: 24 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
You will counsel doctoral students
The assignment is for the duration of one academic year.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

You hold a doctoral degree in Law.
For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

You have already conducted research within the field of Social Law (Labour Law and/or Social Security Law on national and/or international level).
You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

We offer you a one year 60% FTE nonextendable appointment..
Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Alexander De Becker (alexander.debecker@UGent.be, +32 9 264 68 44).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, 'Francophone comics magazines for young readers from the 1930s through the 1980s' - Deadline: 25 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

This 50% four-year postdoctoral position will work on a project focusing on the newly acquired Alain Van Passen comics collection at Ghent University,which includes Francophone comics magazines from the 1930s through the 1980s. This project seeks to show how comics for very young readers (less than 8 years of age, who are gradually acquiring reading skills) has been established, since 1925, as a growing category in Francophone comics publishing, coinciding with investments in children’s material culture through the novelization, dramatization and animation of comics.

Needed: Researcher with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience with expertise in the field of Francophone comics studies but who maintains a broad range of interests that match the requirements of the project described above (novelization, adaptation, the book industry, children’s literature). Native or bilingual fluency in French is a must as is working knowledge of English. Knowledge of additional languages is an advantage. Expertise in comics studies from both linguistic and literary perspectives. Thorough knowledge of the French and Belgian comics from the 19th century until today as well as hands-on knowledge of the book publishing and sales industry in France and Belgium are indispensable.

Please send your application (including a CV, PhD degree and motivation letter) to Maaheen Ahmed (maaheen.ahmed@ugent.be) by 25 September 2019. The starting date for the position is 1 November 2019.

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, Political Science of Belgium - Deadline: 29 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

JOB DESCRIPTION

→   Apply until 29/10/2019 23:59 (Brussels time)
→   Faculty of Political and Social Sciences
→   Department PS03 - Political Sciences
→   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
→   Number of openings: 1
→   Reference number: 201910/PS03/DA009

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research on political representation and political parties
You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level for following courses:
Contemporary Issues in Belgian Politics
Master’s Dissertation Seminar
Politicologie II: Capita selecta
Seminar on State Government
You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
You will counsel doctoral students working on political representation and political parties
You will contribute to the further development of the research group Gaspar (www.gaspar.ugent.be) and to services for the Department of Political Science
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

You hold a doctoral degree in Political Science (or equivalent).
For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

You have already conducted research within the field of political representation and/or political parties.
You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peerreviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
You are able to teach the above mentioned courses in Dutch (or you are prepared to improve your Dutch language proficiency at short notice)

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

We offer you a threeyear appointment, which will not be renewed. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a postdoctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
Your appointment will start on 1 January 2020 at the earliest.
Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en)
Research proposal (of 3 pages) in which research plans for the following 3 years are discussed
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Bram Wauters (bram.wauters@UGent.be, +32 9 2649723).

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Literary Studies, 18th Century English Literature - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (three years, starting between Spring and Fall 2020) at Ghent University, Belgium The English Section in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in British literature, whose research focuses on some aspect of the “long” eighteenth century (esp. ca. 1660-1800). Projects focussing on satire, law and literature, and/or the material culture of the period are especially welcome, but other approaches are welcome and will be fully considered. The postdoc will work with Prof. Andrew Bricker (https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/andrew.bricker). Depending on seniority, compensation includes social-security payments and will be in the range of 50,000 EUR per annum for three years; the net salary will be roughly 2,400-2,500 per month, plus annual vacation pay equal to 92% of the gross salary of one month. The position includes an annual project research fund (known as a “bench fee”), as well as further funding opportunities for additional research travel, conference attendance, negotiable relocation costs, a computer/technology budget, a library-acquisitions budget, and voluntary Dutch courses. At the end of the three-year appointment, the postdoc will be able to apply for an additional three-year “senior” postdoc via the Flemish Research Council: https://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/senio...

Profile of the candidate
The postdoc will be hired under an international-mobility scheme (https://www.ugent.be/intranet/nl/op-het-werk/aanwervingen/buitenlandseme...). The candidate must therefore be “international” (i.e., the candidate has not spent more than 24 months in Belgium during the previous three years and has obtained a non-Belgian Ph.D.). The candidate can have EU or non-EU citizenship. Applicants will need to have obtained a PhD in literary studies or a relevant field before the agreed-upon starting date (in Spring or Fall 2020).

Further Information
About the city of Ghent (https://visit.gent.be/en): Ghent is a bustling, affordable medieval city of about 250,000 people (https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Gent), with a very high quality of life, situated less than 45 minutes by train to either Antwerp or Brussels or 25 minutes by train to Bruges. From Brussels, there are fast and easy train connections to Paris (1h15m), London (2h), Amsterdam (2h) and Cologne (2h). The language of everyday life in Flanders is Dutch, but the vast majority of residents speak near-fluent English.

About Ghent University (https://www.ugent.be/en): Founded in 1817, UGent is home to more than 40,000 students. According to the 2018 Shanghai Rankings, UGent ranks 61st in the world, 20th in Europe, and first in Belgium (http://www.shanghairanking.com/).

About the Department of Literary Studies (http://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/): The department is a vibrant community of 175 people and scholars, including roughly 60 fully funded PhD students and 20 postdocs and 27 professors specialising in nine languages (Dutch, French, English, German, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Swedish) as well as General and Comparative Literature. Each language “section” of the department teaches in the language of the literature. In the English section, all courses, from the first year of the BA to the MA, are thus taught entirely in English. The working language of the English section is also English, but department and university business is typically conducted in Dutch (though administrative staff are happy to conduct business in English with non-native speakers).

How to apply
To apply, please send the following to Prof. Andrew Bricker (andrew.bricker@ugent.be) in a single PDF, by the end of the day on 1 November 2019 (Central European Time), using the subject line “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Eighteenth-Century British Literature”:

A 1000- to 1500-word research proposal (the project you will work on at UGent);
A C.V. (e.g., work experience; education; publications; teaching experience, etc.);
Official or unofficial academic transcripts (e.g., BA, MA and PhD); and 
A writing sample (about 20-30 pages)
Applicants should also arrange to have one letter of recommendation sent separately to Prof. Andrew Bricker (andrew.bricker@ugent.be) by 1 November 2019. Following an initial screening of applicants, interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Ghent University (EU:Bel) - Postdoc, ‘Later-in-Life Intimacy: Women’s Unruly Practices, Places and Representations’ - 3 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Postdoctoral fellowship vacancy for ERC Project ‘Later-in-Life Intimacy: Women’s Unruly Practices, Places and Representations’ (LiLI) – Component 2 Within an ERC-funded project focusing on older women’s sexuality (Later-in-Life Intimacy: Older Women’s Unruly Practices, Places and Representations (LiLI)), a postdoctoral fellowship is offered for a period up to three years (a longer contract with a lower percentage of employment can be negotiated). We are particularly looking for a team member with a strong background in social or cultural geography. The starting date will be 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For this position, we offer an internationally competitive salary that depends on seniority and corresponds to the salary scales for Postdoctoral Research Fellows as established by the Flemish government.

Project summary:

“Almost half a century ago, Simone de Beauvoir denounced what she called the ‘conspiracy of silence’ in public and scholarly debates about women growing older. Little has changed since then. In spite of the expanding number and proportion of older women in the population and the changing cultural norms regarding sexuality, older women are still often overlooked in research, and their sexuality in particular is still a taboo. Older women are supposed to become asexual and when their sexuality is considered, it is interpreted within a medicalized and phallocentric framework that starts from young adult standards. So far, social sciences and humanities have failed to develop a viable alternative to this line of thinking. The proposed project aims to rectify this significant gap in research and break the silence around older women and sex. A multi-disciplinary team of scholars with expertise in anthropology, social geography, cultural studies and feminist philosophy will collaborate and tackle challenging research questions in order to acquire a fundamentally new, affirmative understanding of women’s later life sexuality. A radical multi-method ethnographic research methodology will be developed, (1) based on long-term participant observation in various settings and (2) with a specific focus on ‘unruly’ sexual strategies of older women across different social categories. By uncovering counter-hegemonic knowledge of older women—knowledge that usually stays under the radar of academic attention—the project has great potential to revolutionize how we look at women, old age, and sex. A shift in thinking is needed because the prevalent conceptualizations are blatantly oppressive for older women. Moreover, the project’s methodological-theoretical design that brings older women’s subversive sexual strategies to the forefront of research has also the potential to open the way for radical changes in feminist theorizations of intersectional power, sexual desire and ageing.”

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium), being part of the research team led by Prof. Dr. Katrien De Graeve, as well as actively participating in the academic life of the Department of Languages and Cultures, and more particular of the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender during the period of the contract. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work in Ghent and conduct fieldwork in Belgium. More specifically, s/he/x is expected to carry out the research related to the second component of the study, which focuses on the subversive use of space and place by women older than 50 years of age. Through multi-method ethnographic fieldwork, this component will focus on both living arrangements or ‘home’ spaces and spaces and places in the (semi)public sphere.

Required Education
Social/Cultural/Human Geography: PhD or equivalent

Required Languages
Excellent spoken and written academic English

Good language capabilities in Dutch and/or French and/or a language that is spoken by a relatively large community in Belgium (e.g. Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, etc.) to be able to undertake the necessary field research.

Skills, qualifications

  • PhD degree in Social or Cultural Geography– finished or to be completed soon, preferably with expertise on topics related to gender, sexuality and/or old age. Candidates with a degree in Anthropology, or other social science disciplines such as Sociology or Gender Studies but with a strong focus on issues of space and place will also be considered.
  • Extensive experience with multi-method ethnographic research methodology based in interpretive/reflexive epistemology and constructivist ontology is a must.
  • Excellent publication record, with publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals and books in fields such as Social and Cultural Geography, Anthropology, Sexuality/Queer studies, Gerontology Studies, Crip Studies, Fat Studies, etc.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake ethnographic fieldwork in selected settings and in collaboration with the rest of the team
  • Publish articles and book chapters on the research project, independently and in collaboration with other team members, in international peer-reviewed academic journals and books
  • Participate in the team meetings and trainings 
  • Partake in and organize meetings, seminars and conferences within the scope of both the ERC project and the research centre.
  • Participate in relevant academic conferences in Belgium and/or elsewhere 
  • Undertake small amount of teaching and administrative duties

Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

All applications must be submitted by email (katrien.degraeve@ugent.be) before 4 November 2019. In the subject of the email, please specify for which position you are applying (for this vacancy: postdoc component 2).

Please send a single PDF file including: 

  • Motivation letter (why do you want to join the project?) with brief description of previous research that demonstrates your suitability for the position. 
  • A research proposal (1 page) describing research ideas related to the project description (including the theoretical approach and expertise you might contribute to the project and potential research sites and analytical-methodological approach) 
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a list of academic output 
  • Copy of one representative publication 
  • Names and contact addresses of two academic references, who will be contacted for recommendation letters after the applicant is shortlisted.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the end of November 2019. Job interviews (face-to-face or Skype) will take place in the second week of December 2019. Decision letters will be send the fourth week of December 2019.

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA:Ga) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese - Deadline: 6 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese as part of its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Postdoctoral Program, with a start date of January 1, 2020. This visiting faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment with a 3/3 teaching load, and is renewable for up to three academic years. Fellows may teach one to two courses in the candidate’s area of research specialization and can apply for an annual course release in support of academic program development.

The successful candidate will have (1) an earned PhD degree no later than the anticipated appointment start date of January 1, 2020 and not before January 1, 2015; (2) native or near native-level competence in Chinese; (3) an active scholarly agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful teaching of the Chinese language, at both lower and upper levels, including content-based language courses. Candidates with expertise in online and virtual instruction, innovative teaching methodologies, and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21stst Century are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in the following specializations are preferred: applied linguistics; language for STEM, sustainability, and business fields; online education; and interest in contributing to undergraduate study abroad programs.

The Postdoctoral Program in Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies

The GLACT Program fosters collaboration across languages, technologies, and global cultures. Candidates join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows across the languages represented in the School of Modern Languages and receive faculty mentorship to support their professional success. The GLACT program provides health and retirement benefits, and a $2,500 professional-development allocation per year. GLACTS have a nine-month contract, with a salary of $49,500 for the first academic year, $50,500 for the second academic year, and $51,500 for the third academic year. Summer instruction or academic program development appointments may be available. The School of Modern Languages will fund $1,500 toward relocation expenses.

Teaching and Curricular Development: GLACT fellows teach a range of undergraduate courses, with one to two courses possible in the candidate’s area of research specialization. The GLACT Program includes opportunities for curricular and program development in topics related to languages, cultures, and technologies, as well as potential instruction in connection with our signature summer study abroad programs Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT). Interest in collaboration with faculty and researchers in the School of Modern Languages and across the Institute – including in technology-oriented disciplines – is vital, as the GLACT position involves teaching a range of students with diverse academic backgrounds while contributing to new and innovative academic programming and career education initiatives that align with Georgia Tech strategic priorities.

Research and Scholarship: Candidates are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to develop research expertise in areas such as foreign language pedagogy, service learning, international education, digital humanities, cross-disciplinary language and technology instructional innovation, and assessment. The GLACT Program encourages active collaboration on shared research interests as part of a vibrant scholarly community, with regular and formalized opportunities for feedback, mentorship, and intellectual development.

Professional Development: Candidates are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths, and may take opportunities to gain skills in programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Candidates may serve on committees to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative instructional technologies, curriculum development, recruitment and outreach, and professional opportunities for Georgia Tech students in the global arena.

To apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as in one PDF file to glact-hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu. Please make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to glact-hiring@modlangs.gatech.edu. Review of applications begins on October 7, 2019. Virtual short-list interviews are expected to be conducted during the period October 17-18. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (EU:Deu:Hes) - Postdoc, 'Polarization and its discontents: does rising economic inequality undermine the foundations of liberal societies?' - Deadline: 31 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

The School of Social Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt seeks to recruit three researchers (post-doctoral or pre-doctoral) (German pay scale E13 TV-G-U) for the research project „Polarization and its discontents: does rising economic inequality undermine the foundations of liberal societies? (POLAR)", which is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Professor Markus Gangl.

Employment should begin by April 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

For all further particulars, please see the full job advertisement available at: 
http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/80992712/Gangl_GU_FB03_26_27_2019e.pdf

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2019.

Please submit your electronic application in a single pdf file to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at dekanat.fb03-bewerbungen@soz.uni-frankfurt.de, and please be sure to mention our reference numbers 26/2019 or 27/2019 in your application.

Further information on the advertised positions may be obtained by contacting Professor Markus Gangl (mgangl@soz.uni-frankfurt.de) directly.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama (EU:UK:Eng) -  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Music for Social Impact) - Deadline: 12 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Guildhall School of Music and Drama/Barbican Centre

3-year fixed term contract 

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and production artists an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School boasts a diverse and growing research culture, and is currently seeking to build up its community of post-doctoral researchers. 

We seek an outstanding candidate for this full-time three-year position to make a leading contribution to a ground-breaking multi-country research project led from the Guildhall School, under the overall direction of Professor John Sloboda, OBE, FBA. 

You will be expected to take significant intellectual and organisational initiatives in the planning, data-collection, analysis, and dissemination of research investigations undertaken within the AHRC-funded research project Music for Social Impact: Practitioners' Contexts, Work, and Beliefs, planned to run for three years from January 2020. You will possess a PhD in a relevant discipline, with a strong social science research background, and familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.  

This project aims to achieve an in-depth understanding of the growing body of participatory music-making activities being offered to groups around the world defined by their social needs or deprivation, work which focuses on marginalised or excluded groups (in regions of poverty, conflict, or social disruption, including refugees and migrants, people in prison, homeless people, etc.). The project will focus on these activities as seen through the eyes of the professional musicians who animate and lead them, and therefore you should possess a sound knowledge base of socially oriented projects that employ professional musicians. 

Starting date is 1st January 2020. 

A public announcement about the project can be found here. Informal enquiries prior to application may be made to john.sloboda@gsmd.ac.uk (email only, no phone calls please). 

Closing date for applications 12.00 noon on Thursday 12th September 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019.

Halmstad University, School of Information Technology (EU:Swe) - Postdoc in Ethnography, Re-humanising Automated Decision-Making” - Deadline: 25 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

Halmstad University hereby advertises a position as Post doctoral researcher in ethnography and design research with a focus on user experience and expectations.

Background Recent growth in the research activities and the well-established educational programs of the School of Information Technology (ITE) is enabling a significant expansion. In 2018 the total research expenditures exceeded 70 MSEK and the school hosted over 850 students. Over the next two years, the School will grow significantly. 

We are seeking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral researcher, with expertise in ethnographic research. This position offers a unique opportunity for an outstanding ethnographer to join and work with a team of internationally leading researchers on an innovative interdisciplinary project about future mobility solutions.

Description The post-doctoral researcher will work on the design ethnographic strand of interdisciplinary projects. The position is partly funded through a grant awarded by KK-stiftelsen, Sweden. The successful candidate will join a research team based at the Future Mobility Center Halmstad University, Sweden, and will work in collaboration with colleagues Volvo Cars (Sweden) and Monash University (Australia). The position is at Halmstad University, and is connected to the externally funded international research network “Re-humanising Automated Decision-Making” which includes eight partners.

The project is situated at the forefront of research into future transport mobilities, often referred to as Mobility as a Service.  This position represents a opportunity to be part of a team that will develop and apply innovative and interdisciplinary design ethnographic and participatory design techniques of research and dissemination in this field. The post-doctoral research will create new ethnographic insights into human experiences and expectations of connected and automated vehicles and integrated mobility services, and will collaborate with experimental User Experience (UX) and Service Design researchers to explore how these technologies can be designed to support the creation of sustainable lifestyles.

This research is focused at the interface between academic scholarship and applied practice. The post-doctoral researcher will contribute to developing applied research with impact, and in collaboration with industry partners, as well as to academic scholarship and debate through publications.

Principal duties The successful candidate will work primarily with Professor Sarah Pink (Monash University) and Associate Professor Vaike Fors (Halmstad University), within a research group focused on applied and design ethnography in dialogue with academic scholarship. They will benefit from working in this international research environment that spans the Future Mobility Center at Halmstad University and the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University.

The duties will be:

  • To organize and undertake ethnographic research with future users of automated vehicles and integrated transport mobility services
  • To contribute to the analysis of ethnographic research
  • To assist in the organization, running of and in contributing findings to knowledge generation and dissemination workshops
  • To contribute to academic publications and conference papers (where appropriate leading on these)
  • To contribute to report writing
  • To contribute to the production of video-based and digital dissemination projects, on online platforms

In Sweden the position of postdoctoral researcher is a qualifying appointment, which is intended to enable the employee to develop their independence as a researcher and to obtain merits that may develop their competence for another post with higher eligibility requirements. As a postdoctoral researcher you are expected to be active in the research seminars organised by the research environment EIS at the school of Information Technology. You are also expected to teach under-graduate students.

Qualification This position is suited to applicants with a PhD (and preferably post doctoral experience) in ethnographic research, using digital video and other innovative techniques in ethnography. Candidates should have been trained to PhD level in anthropology, design or in a cognate discipline such as human geography, sociology, ethnology or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates will ideally also have existing experience of inter-disciplinary research in fields of digital technology use, design ethnography and/or service design. The working language in the project is English, so one requirement for the position is fluent speaking and writing in English. The fieldwork for this project will be undertaken primarily in Gothenburg and Helsingborg, Sweden and the successful candidate will ideally be fluent and able to undertake ethnographic research and analysis in Swedish.

Salary Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate. 

Application Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system MyNetwork (see link on this page).

The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications 3) contact information for at least three references.

For further information, please contact project leader Vaike Fors (vaike.fors@hh.se), scientific leader Sarah Pink (sarah.pink@monash.edu) or head of school Magnus Clarin (Magnus.Clarin@hh.se).

Halmstad University (EU:Swe) - Postdoc, 'Re-humanising Automated Decision-Making' - Deadline: 22 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

Halmstad University hereby advertises a position as Post doctoral researcher in ethnography and design research with a focus on user experience and expectations.

Background
Recent growth in the research activities and the well-established educational programs of the School of Information Technology (ITE) is enabling a significant expansion. In 2018 the total research expenditures exceeded 70 MSEK and the school hosted over 850 students. Over the next two years, the School will grow significantly. 

We are seeking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral researcher, with expertise in ethnographic research. This position offers a unique opportunity for an outstanding ethnographer to join and work with a team of internationally leading researchers on an innovative interdisciplinary project about future mobility solutions.

Description
The post-doctoral researcher will work on the design ethnographic strand of interdisciplinary projects. The position is partly funded through a grant awarded by KK-stiftelsen, Sweden. The successful candidate will join a research team based at the Future Mobility Center Halmstad University, Sweden, and will work in collaboration with colleagues Volvo Cars (Sweden) and Monash University (Australia). The position is at Halmstad University, and is connected to the externally funded international research network “Re-humanising Automated Decision-Making” which includes eight partners.

The project is situated at the forefront of research into future transport mobilities, often referred to as Mobility as a Service.  This position represents a opportunity to be part of a team that will develop and apply innovative and interdisciplinary design ethnographic and participatory design techniques of research and dissemination in this field. The post-doctoral research will create new ethnographic insights into human experiences and expectations of connected and automated vehicles and integrated mobility services, and will collaborate with experimental User Experience (UX) and Service Design researchers to explore how these technologies can be designed to support the creation of sustainable lifestyles.

This research is focused at the interface between academic scholarship and applied practice. The post-doctoral researcher will contribute to developing applied research with impact, and in collaboration with industry partners, as well as to academic scholarship and debate through publications.

Principal duties
The successful candidate will work primarily with Professor Sarah Pink (Monash University) and Associate Professor Vaike Fors (Halmstad University), within a research group focused on applied and design ethnography in dialogue with academic scholarship. They will benefit from working in this international research environment that spans the Future Mobility Center at Halmstad University and the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University.

The duties will be:

To organize and undertake ethnographic research with future users of automated vehicles and integrated transport mobility services
To contribute to the analysis of ethnographic research
To assist in the organization, running of and in contributing findings to knowledge generation and dissemination workshops
To contribute to academic publications and conference papers (where appropriate leading on these)
To contribute to report writing
To contribute to the production of video-based and digital dissemination projects, on online platforms
In Sweden the position of postdoctoral researcher is a qualifying appointment, which is intended to enable the employee to develop their independence as a researcher and to obtain merits that may develop their competence for another post with higher eligibility requirements. As a postdoctoral researcher you are expected to be active in the research seminars organised by the research environment EIS at the school of Information Technology. You are also expected to teach under-graduate students.

Qualification
This position is suited to applicants with a PhD (and preferably post doctoral experience) in ethnographic research, using digital video and other innovative techniques in ethnography. Candidates should have been trained to PhD level in anthropology, design or in a cognate discipline such as human geography, sociology, ethnology or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates will ideally also have existing experience of inter-disciplinary research in fields of digital technology use, design ethnography and/or service design. The working language in the project is English, so one requirement for the position is fluent speaking and writing in English. The fieldwork for this project will be undertaken primarily in Gothenburg and Helsingborg, Sweden and the successful candidate will ideally be fluent and able to undertake ethnographic research and analysis in Swedish.

Salary Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate. 

Application
Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system MyNetwork (see link on this page).

The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications

3) contact information for at least three references.

For further information, please contact project leader Vaike Fors (vaike.fors@hh.se), scientific leader Sarah Pink (sarah.pink@monash.edu) or head of school Magnus Clarin (Magnus.Clarin@hh.se).

Harvard University (USA:MA) - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies - Deadline: 15 January 2020[edit | edit source]

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.

This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology).

A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by August 1, 2020 at the latest. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in their application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification.

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Fellowship Period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021

Total stipend: $60,000

Health insurance benefits and $1000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

Please submit the following materials via the online application system:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. A one to two-page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project. The letter should include one or two ideas for topics in science and technology in modern China to serve as the basis of a one-day conference that you would like to help organize in spring 2021.
3. A five-page, double-spaced research proposal

4. A writing sample

5. Two letters of recommendation

If you have not received your degree at the time of application, your dissertation adviser must also submit the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship Adviser Confirmation Form. This form must be completed by your adviser and submitted to Nick Drake at ndrake@fas.harvard.edu no later than January 22, 2020.

All materials must be in English.

For more information on the fellowship and how to apply, please visit the Fairbank Center’s website.

The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University. 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Charles Warren Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019 (reccs 6 Dec)[edit | edit source]

  • 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, 2020, renewable for a second.
  • Call for applications for 2020-2021: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9205
  • The final deadline for this postdoc is Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • The recommendation letter deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • 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, 2020, 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.



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Harvard University (USA:MA) - Harvard Academy 2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Academy Scholars Program, 2020-2021
  • 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, 2019 deadline for the August 2020 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2016.
  • 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. Academy Scholars receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire additional 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 $70,000. If selected before earning the PhD, the Scholar will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until awarded the PhD or equivalent degree. The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2020 is due by October 1, 2019. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 4, 2019. Notification of scholarships will be made in late December 2019.
  • For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: https://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu.
  • For questions, email: applicationinquiries@wcfia.harvard.edu
    • Nov 6th: anyone heard anything? in past years, they had notified semi-finalists and made first cuts by now.
    • Nov 6th. Rejection 3:45 E.T. 585 applications (x3)
    • Semi Finalist Notification Email received 2:39 PM. 
      • x2 - 41 chosen as semi-finalists, second cut to determine who gets interviews (10 people) on Nov. 19
      • Nov. 20 rejection email for second round received 10:30am

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies - Deadline: 1 March 2020[edit | edit source]

The Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies sponsors one postdoctoral scholar who recently graduated from or is teaching/researching at a North American institution and one predoctoral scholar. These scholars will come to the Fairbank Center as fellows to pursue Taiwan related research for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. 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 postdoctoral scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review predoctoral applicants.

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

In addition to maintaining his/her own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellow will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Organizing a conference or workshop on their research topic;
  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series

Priority will be given to applicants with no previous postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are NOT eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support.
Health insurance is not provided by Harvard, but the candidate’s stipend money can be used toward its purchase.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following materials, in a single PDF, to ndrake@fas.harvard.edu:

All materials must be in English.

Contact Nick Drake at ndrake@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-4007 if you have any questions regarding the application.

This fellowship will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University. We are an equal opportunity 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard University (USA:Ma) - I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019[edit | edit source]

The attention of early and mid-career scholars in the field of art history is drawn to the following research fellowship: http://itatti.harvard.edu/i-tattimuseo-nacional-del-prado-joint-fellowship

I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellowship

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain, offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2020–21 academic year. Fellows will spend the fall term (September–December) in Madrid, with the support of the Centro de Estudios de Europa Hispánica (CEEH) and the spring term (January–June) in Florence. The fellowship is designed for early and mid-career scholars in the field of art history, with preference given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between Spain and Italy (including transnational connections and dialogues with Latin America) during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century.

Eligibility

Applicants must have their PhD certificate in hand by the time they apply and will be asked to upload a scan of it when submitting their application. Applicants must be conversant in English and Spanish and have at least a reading knowledge of Italian, with a solid background in Italian and/or Spanish and Latin American studies. Each successful candidate must be approved by both the Museo Nacional del Prado and Villa I Tatti and will spend the fall term (mid-September–mid-December) at the Museo del Prado in Madrid supported by Centro de Estudios de Europa Hispánica and the spring term (January–June) at Villa I Tatti in Florence. During both terms, it must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with either I Tatti or the Museo del Prado. Renewals, repeats, or deferments of this Fellowship are not granted. The Fellow will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their Fellowship.

Terms and details relating to Villa I Tatti

  • Fellows will spend the Spring Term, 7 January–30 June 2021, at I Tatti.
  • Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their fellowship period.
  • This is a residential fellowship. Fellows must live in the Florence area, spend at least three days a week at I Tatti, and participate in and contribute to the activities at the Center.
  • Fellows enjoy all the privileges of I Tatti, including use of the Biblioteca Berenson seven days a week and lunch with other Appointees from Monday through Friday.
  • Fellows are offered a reserved desk or carrel in the Biblioteca Berenson.
  • The stipend is USD 4000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum USD 1500) towards relocation expenses. An additional USD 1000 per month will be offered to offset rental costs, if applicable.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.

Terms and details relating to the Museo del Prado

  • Fellows will spend the fall term, 15 September–15 December 2020, at the Museo Nacional del Prado.
  • Fellows are required to spend their research period in Madrid except for research-related trips, and to participate in and contribute to the activities of Study Center of the Museo del Prado.
  • The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another fellowship or award.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining health coverage with an Accident and Health insurance policy.
  • The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
  • Fellows are given a space to work within the Study Center and are allocated an Academic Supervisor for the duration of their stay.
  • Fellows enjoy the use of the Museo Nacional del Prado Library, Archive, and Collections.
  • The stipend is 3000€ per month, supported by the Centro de Estudios de Europa Hispánica.

Application

Applications must be written in English and must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 15, 2019. Scholars can apply to only one type of fellowship at I Tatti per academic year.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must have two scholars who know their work well submit recommendations online by November 20, 2019. These recommendations must be written in English. In order to give your referees adequate time to submit letters of recommendation, click the reference tab and register them as early as possible. Referees will receive an email explaining how to access the system and submit their letters electronically. It is the applicants’ responsibility to inform the scholars writing on their behalf of the nature of the project and the deadline for submission.

About

Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is a center for the study of early modern culture with a focus on Italy, defined historically as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th centuries and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc.). The historic villa contains a unique collection of Renaissance and Asian art, and also houses the Biblioteca Berenson, one of the over seventy libraries that make up the Harvard Library system. In addition to its holdings of nearly 185,000 volumes, an extensive and historically important photograph collection and archive, and the Morrill Music Library, the Biblioteca Berenson also provides access to a vast range of online journals and other electronic resources, offering Fellows comprehensive interdisciplinary resources for the study of late medieval and early modern Italy.

The most important goals of I Tatti are to advance the understanding of the Italian Renaissance, to encourage the fruitful interchange of ideas, and to create an atmosphere conducive to research and writing. I Tatti offers Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their studies with a minimum of obligations and interruptions together with a maximum of scholarly resources. Subjects covered include art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music and performance, philosophy, religion, and science.

The Museo Nacional del Prado holds a unique collection closely linked to the history of Spain. The museum opened to the public in 1819 with the Royal Collection as its foundation, and has been gradually enriched with paintings from the Museo de la Trinidad and works of art incorporated through bequests, donations and purchases. Today, the Museo Nacional del Prado boasts a collection of more than 8,000 paintings dating from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century, 900 sculptures from ancient Egypt to the nineteenth century, 9000 drawings and 6000 prints, and an extensive and historically important collection of decorative arts, coins, and medals.

In 2009, the Study Center of the Museo Nacional del Prado was founded as a research center to foster and disseminate the study of art history and the Prado’s collections. Located at the Casón del Buen Retiro, it houses the curatorial departments, the Escuela del Prado, and the Library, Archive, and Documentation Service. The Library’s holdings include more than 70,000 books and manuscripts and 1000 journal titles and auction catalogues of Western art; the Archive contains a wide range of documents related to the history of the museum, and the Documentation Service provides extensive information on the works of art from the museum’s collections. Electronic resources, a music library, the Witt Library, and an important collection of antique books are also available for Fellows to consult in the Reading Room, located in the historic Ballroom of Philip IV’s Palacio del Buen Retiro, beneath the splendid ceiling painted in fresco by Luca Giordano (c. 1697). Together with the seminars and meetings organized by the Escuela del Prado and the interaction with curators, restorers and scholars of the Study Center, Fellows will benefit from direct access to all of the Prado’s exceptional resources and its international and interdisciplinary academic community.

Harvard University (USA:Ma) - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Migration and the Humanities, 2020-21 - Deadline: 15 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Description

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, 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.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. 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. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

Terms and Conditions

Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500, and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship. 

Eligibility and Deadline Information

Applicants for 2020-21 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2017. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they have completed all requirements for a terminal degree (i.e. dissertation defense) by August 1, 2020. International scholars outside the United States are appointed under either the J-1 visa (Research Scholar status) or F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training), depending on their circumstances. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment for international scholars is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021. The Mahindra Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet these conditions of completion and visa status.

The application deadline for applicants to submit their materials is November 15, 2019. The deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation is December 6, 2019.

Application Instructions

Please apply using our online application: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9077

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.
  • Haven't heard anything, any one else? (1/1/20)
  • No news here (1/3/20). According to last year's page, decisions took about two months. 
  • Rejection email received (1/13/20)
  • Anyone receive an acceptance email?
    • I have received nothing.(x5)
    • From previous years posts, it seems like they have rounds of selection process and send out rejections first. Those who didn't get notified might have moved onto the second round. 
  • Nothing here [1/29] (x4)
  • Nothing yet [2/03]
  • Rejected via e-mail [02/05] X 3
  • Still haven't heard anything here... [2/05] (x3)
  • Anything new? [2/19]
  • Notification of alternate status and fact that offers have been made [2/25]
  • still haven't heard anything [2/25], assuming rejection (x3)
  • Rejection [2/26]
  • Rejected as an alternate; all six offers accepted [3/24]

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Environmental Fellows Program - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2020
  • 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 $70,000 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 2020 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 2020 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2016 and August 2020. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2020.)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Inequality in America Initiative 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

Social and economic inequality are urgent problems for our society, with implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Inequality in America Initiative seeks applications from recent doctoral (or equivalent) degree recipients interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers who are working to address the multiple challenges of inequality.

This postdoctoral training program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy; and deepen teaching expertise on the subject of inequality.

Expectations and Conditions

- Each fellow is expected to pursue original research and, in particular, to make substantial progress on new work that is significantly distinct from the dissertation. Fellows are expected to complete a working paper that represents a new line of research by the end of the second year. Each fellow will have an opportunity during the fellowship period to convene a manuscript workshop inviting 2-4 outside scholars to review and comment on their research in progress. - Each fellow will be paired with two Harvard faculty mentors, including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline, selected from the IAI faculty affiliates in consultation with the fellow and the program director. - Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the duration of the fellowship, with the exception of the summer months. Fellows who need to be off-site for longer than two weeks during regular term time must seek approval from the program director. - The fellows will co-organize with the fellowship program director a research workshop that will convene IAI affiliates on a monthly basis for the purpose of presenting and discussing work in progress. Each fellow will present in the workshop at least once per year. - Fellows are expected to participate in the activities of the Inequality in America Initiative, including but not limited to the research workshop. - Fellows may be able to extend the postdoctoral fellowship to a non-stipendiary third year, subject to approval of the program director and conditional on the fellow securing funding, potentially through teaching at Harvard.

The Award

The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $67,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility.

The award will include office space and up to $17,500 for research expenses across the two years, including computer equipment and travel. We also provide up to $3000 toward relocation expenses (total includes withheld taxes, per US law) and $3000 toward a manuscript workshop in the second year.

The program director will pair each fellow with two Harvard faculty mentors, including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline. Over 50 Harvard faculty are affiliated with the initiative, participating in one or more of five major research clusters:

• Mobility and Migration • Science, Technology, Education, and Health • Work, Family, and Opportunity • Governance, Citizenship, and Social Justice • America Inequality, Globally

See more at https://inequalityinamerica.fas.harvard.edu.

Applicants should indicate on their applications the research cluster that seems most relevant to their work, as this will aid us in identifying appropriate mentors. (Applicants do not need to identify mentors themselves.) Fellows will have ample opportunity and encouragement to make connections with faculty from across the initiative.

Applicants to the 2020-21 program must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in April 2017 or later; those applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive such a degree no later than August 2020.

HARVARD candidates: Those who received terminal degrees from Harvard and postdocs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research plans take them in new directions that are significantly distinct from their doctoral research 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.

The application must include the following:

1. A CV 2. A 2- to 4-page (<2000 words) research statement that includes a brief description of your dissertation research and a more detailed proposal for the project you will pursue during the fellowship, including an explanation of its importance and potential impact and how it connects with the goals of the program and your own long-term plans. 3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample (no more than 25 pages). The writing sample may be published or unpublished, but should relate to your proposed topic and be clearly identified (i.e., please provide full citation information). 4. Three letters of recommendation.

Applications, excluding letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Letters of recommendation must be received no later than 11:59 PM EST, Friday, December 6th, 2019.


- Rejection received (1/21)


--Rejection Already? I thought we weren't supposed to hear until mid-Feb. (1/24)

Harvard University (USA:Ma) - Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow, 'Migration & Humanities' - Deadline: 6 Dec 2019[edit | edit source]

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, 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.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. 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. 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, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500, and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Applicants for 2020-21 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2017. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they have completed all requirements for a terminal degree (i.e. dissertation defense) by August 1, 2020. International scholars outside the United States are appointed under either the J-1 visa (Research Scholar status) or F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training), depending on their circumstances. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment for international scholars is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021. The Mahindra Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet these conditions of completion and visa status.

The application deadline for applicants to submit their materials is November 15, 2019. The deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation is December 6, 2019.

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. The deadline for receipt of letters is December 6, 2019. 

Please contact Dr. Andrea Volpe, alvolpe@fas.harvard.edu with questions about applying for a fellowship.

Harvard University (USA:Ma) - 2020-21 Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies - Deadline: 17 Dec 2019[edit | edit source]

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) at Harvard University will offer several Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies to recent PhD graduates of exceptional promise, to provide the opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts.

APPOINTMENT TERM:

10 months, commencing September 2020.

FELLOWSHIP GRANT:

Stipend of $60,000; health insurance coverage for the grantee; and up to $5,000 in research funds.
Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, as well as access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge area during the appointment term and participate in RIJS activities and events. Postdoctoral fellows will also be expected to give a presentation at the RIJS Japan Forum lecture series.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have received their PhD in 2015 or later, in Japanese studies, in any area of the humanities or social sciences. Those who are selected to receive fellowships must have a Registrar-certified PhD degree by June 30, 2020.

Additional Qualifications

RIJS especially encourages applications from those who have not previously held postdoctoral appointments at Harvard.

Special Instructions

For details and application instructions, view: https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral/rijs

Contact Information

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Phone: (617) 495-3220

Contact Email

rijspostdoc@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard University (USA:MA) - William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships, US-Canada comparative research - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2020–2021 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship 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 fellowship is 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 12 months of the August 1, 2020 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 fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellow 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.

DEADLINE: All application materials must be received no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.

For more information about the Canada Program, please visit: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/canada_program

Dec 4: Has anyone received a response to their application?

March 5: Rejection

Haverford College (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow-->Assistant Professor in Medical Humanities - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Haverford College seeks an ACLS/PPI Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Humanities for a two-year period leading to a tenure track position in the Program in Health Studies. The fellowship is supported by an ACLS initiative designed to increase representation of historically underrepresented faculty in the academy. The fellow initially will be based in the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, where they will be able to focus on research and writing while teaching a reduced load of elective courses during the first two years.
  • The successful candidate will have an active scholarly agenda in the medical and health humanities, broadly defined. Disciplinary background, methodological orientation, and geographic emphasis are open. Areas of specialization might include but are not limited to: literature and medicine in comparative perspective; history of medicine and public health; visual and cultural studies of medicine; religion, ritual practice, and healing traditions, and ethnography of illness and bodily experience. Scholars whose work attends to the links between social structures, cultural production, and lived experience, and who situate textual, visual, and experiential inquiry in conversations about racial capitalism, colonialism and empire, social stratification and inequality, the production of authoritative knowledge and expertise, and/or gendered social systems are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are expected to hold an earned doctorate in a humanities field, a humanistic social science, or a relevant interdisciplinary area, or be on track to complete the PhD by September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will share Haverford’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and will have a demonstrated interest in working with students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education generally and in the humanities specifically. The College is especially interested in candidates who can offer courses that advance students’ understanding of how the intersectionality of race, class, and gender shapes patterns of health and disease, access to care, and the lived experience of illness. Candidates engaged in public scholarship or who have experience facilitating problem-based and experiential learning are encouraged to highlight these elements in their application.
  • Haverford is a small liberal arts college located four miles outside Philadelphia. Haverford offers a pre-tenure sabbatical, generous funding for research and conference travel, as well as class sizes that support close student-faculty interactions. Haverford is part of a Tri-College consortium with neighboring Swarthmore College and Bryn Mawr College and has an established relationship with nearby University of Pennsylvania through the Quaker Consortium. Faculty have opportunities to engage with these communities through collaborations as well as shared resources and events.
  • Candidates are asked to submit the following materials via Interfolio [2]:
  • A cover letter describing their research agenda and contribution, scholarly aims for the postdoctoral fellowship period, teaching interests and competencies, participation in scholarly and professional networks, and experience working with underrepresented and first-generation students
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Paragraph-length descriptions of three medical humanities electives the candidate could offer (1 page total)
  • Writing sample such as a published article, manuscript in preparation, or dissertation chapter
  • For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (UTC-4) on Friday, November 1, 2019.


    • Contacted for interview (3 Dec.)
  • Rejection: 1/29 (x2, but mine came with a proviso that they may reconsider and return to my application - did others get this?)
    • [This is pretty standard boilerplate rejection language to let people down politely, like "we'll keep your materials on file" etc., sorry.]
      • Sometimes it's this, sometimes it actually means alternate status, hard to tell.
        • If it were the latter, it would not have been an Interfolio mass email. To add to my comment above: yes, a friend and I both received the same language in our rejection emails this afternoon.

Harvey Mudd College (USA:CA) - Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies - Deadline: 30 nov. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2020. Applications are invited from scholars working on the social, political, and ethical dimensions of computing, data science, and/or the internet. Topics of interest include artificial intelligence, algorithmic bias, data visualization, security, surveillance, and social media. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to anthropology, art, communication, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching.
  • This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.
  • Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Across departments, the college is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.
  • Applications must be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/14981 Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 30, 2019. Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, a statement regarding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: vhamilton@hmc.edu.


Hebrew University (Jerusalem, IL) - Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Visiting PhD Fellows for project, The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China[edit | edit source]

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project: The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the direction of Prof. Gideon Shelach-Lavi is offering fellowships beginning October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidates will be part of a unique interdisciplinary team. The project combines archaeological, historic and paleo-climatic research. It focuses on what is, perhaps, the most enigmatic episode of ‘Great Wall’ construction in China and Mongolia: A wall system located in North China and Mongolia that covers a distance of over 3,500 km. The construction of this complex system, which includes long earthen walls and accompanying ditches, auxiliary structures and roads, is dated roughly to the 10th to 13th centuries CE, but it is unclear who built it, for what purposes, and how it functioned. Through the understanding of this monumental wall-system our project aims to understand the context, ambitions and administration of long-wall construction in Chinese and world history. To learn more about The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China project, visit our web site: https://gideonshelachlavi.huji.ac.il/wall-erc-project

The scholarships are offered in the three disciplines that make up this project: Archaeology – our team will perform surveys, excavations, artifact analysis, spatial analysis (GIS and drone research), and ecology-based modeling. History – our team of historical analysis will systematically ‘mine’ the historical records (in Chinese and other languages) for concrete data that are relevant to the understanding of the wall-system, such as frontier diplomacy, defense, taxation and trade policies, and of extreme climatic anomalies and their effects (food shortages and large-scale migrations, etc.). We will map and analyze this data using qualitative and quantitative tools.

Paleo-climate – our team will participate in the archaeological expedition to Mongolia and China and will conduct paleo-limnological, geomorphological and pedological work, including chronology construction, stable isotopes (organic and inorganic) analysis and hydrological and isotopic modeling. This team is headed by Dr. Yonaton Goldsmith from the Institute of Earth Sciences of the Hebrew University.

Knowledge of relevant languages – Chinese (modern and medieval) and Mongolian – is an advantage and so is the knowledge of relevant methods of data recovery and analysis.

=====In this CfA we advertise two types of fellowship: =====

1.      Post-doctoral fellowships for one academic year in Jerusalem (with a possibility of extension to two or more years). Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 9,000 NIS and travel expenses to Israel. They will be given offices and research facilities at the Hebrew University. Travel money to participate in conferences is available on a competitive basis. The post-doctoral fellows will participate in the project's seminar and its other activities, including our field expeditions. They are expected to produce a project-related article(s) or monograph. 2.      Visiting PhD Fellows are students at an advanced stage of their doctoral research who want to join our team for one year (one semester is also an option). Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of approximately 6,000 NIS and travel expenses to Israel. The will be given offices and research facilities at the Hebrew University. They will participate in the project's seminar and its other activities, including our field expeditions. ===== =====

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents (in one PDF file): (i) Cover letter describing your academic experience and motivation for participating in the project (2-3 pages); (ii) Curriculum vitae; (iii) Abstract of the PhD dissertation; (iv) A writing sample: dissertation chapter or a paper that has been published or accepted for publication (no more than 30 pages); (v) Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il Please send the requested materials electronically in one PDF file by July 1st, 2020 to TheWall@mail.huji.ac.il

Historic Royal Palaces (UK:Eng) - Deirdre Murphy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Deadline: 30 Jun. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
  • Location: Kensington Palace, London
  • Job type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract, 12 month or 2 year
  • Hours: Full time (12 month contract), or part time (2 year contract)
  • Closing date: 30th June 2019
  • Interviews will be held in early July
  • About the role: Deirdre Murphy (1975-2018) was Senior Curator at Kensington Palace. Her research interrogated a range of subjects relating to court culture, especially fashion and historic interiors. Most recently, she was completing a book on young Queen Victoria. Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is offering a 12-month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Deirdre’s memory. The Fellowship is designed for postdoctoral researchers who have completed a PhD since 1 October 2015.
  • Research undertaken during the Fellowship will be carried out in consultation with the Head of Research and is expected to result in outputs such as, but not limited to, articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals and (if appropriate) a contribution to an exhibition. Successful applicants will also be expected to present their research at conferences and / or seminars on behalf of HRP. Proposals for creative, public-facing outputs are also welcome.
  • About you: The Research Fellow will join HRP’s Research Team to conduct research into any aspect of British royal and court history. However, applications are particularly welcome from researchers who wish to contribute to knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
  • Court and royal fashion (including the fashion of Diana, Princess of Wales)
  • Kensington Palace
  • Queen Victoria
  • Applications for Fellows who would prefer to conduct their research part-time over two years are welcome and should stipulate their intention to do so in the application.
  • When uploading your CV, please ensure the document attachment also includes a proposal for research to be conducted during the Fellowship and a statement from you describing how your proposed research will contribute to the interpretation of HRP’s palaces, collections, and / or estates.

Historic Royal Palaces (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Jewish History) - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Jewish History)
  • Location: HM Tower of London
  • Job type: Full Time, Fixed term contract of 12 months
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Estimated Start date: 1 January 2020
  • About the role: Historic Royal Palaces are offering a 12-month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to the value of £20,000 funded by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe to conduct research into the Jewish History of the Tower during the medieval period. The Fellowship is designed for postdoctoral researchers who have already completed a PhD. The successful applicant will join HRP’s Research Team and be based at the Tower of London for 12 months commencing in January 2020.
  • Research undertaken during the Fellowship will be carried out in consultation with the Head of Research and in association with the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck, University of London. The Research Fellow will be expected to compile a catalogue of relevant archival evidence relating to the Jewish community of the Tower of London and City for the medieval period and produce a full dataset of all known members of the Jewish community either in sanctuary or held prisoner in the Tower in the Middle Ages. Successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to a new book on the diverse communities of the Tower of London and present their research at conferences and / or seminars on behalf of HRP.
  • About you: Please ensure that you combine your CV document with a proposal for research to be conducted during the Fellowship and a statement about how your proposed research will contribute to the interpretation of HRP’s palaces, collections, and / or estates.
  • Applications for Fellows who would prefer to conduct their research part-time over two years are welcome and should stipulate their intention to do so in the application.

Hong Kong Baptist University (CHN:Hk) - Postdoc, Creative Media & Practice - Deadline: 11 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is seeking a number of academics who are critically-engaged scholars and/or practitioners with strong track records in innovative creative media/practice and research. We welcome candidates whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and connects to the disciplinary strengths of HKBU, including music, film, creative writing, and/or visual art.

At HKBU, we are launching a new and robust interdisciplinary research cluster in creative media/practice. It is envisioned that a number of new appointees will be recruited into this cluster. They should have a demonstrable interest in collaborative work across some of these disciplines at HKBU: music, visual and multimedia arts, creative writing, film; while having a successful track record in their own research specialisation and/or creative practice, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, and in service to the global profession. A commitment to working in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting, as well as in leading a cluster of fellow researchers in creative media/practice within HKBU, is essential. We envision these appointments be made to those who can help to lead this path.

HKBU therefore invites applications for various new positions to help develop two major interdisciplinary themes of the cluster, namely:

Theme 1: Innovating Artistic and Socially Motivated Design through Creative Media
Theme 2: Employing Creative Media for the Socially Disadvantaged

Candidates with the following background, or combination of such, are invited to apply:

  1. Animation and Media Arts
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Creative Technologies
  3. Contemporary Music Performance
  4. Creative Coding and Computational Art (Animation / Sensory Technologies) 
  5. Creative Writing in Media and Genre Fiction
  6. Cultural Studies of Creative Meida/Practice
  7. Documentary Filmmaking
  8. Historical Performace (Keyboard, Strings)
  9. Performance (Piano, Violin, Cello) 
  10. Scoring for Film, Television, Video Games
  11. Songwriting
  12. Sound Engineering and Music Production
  13. Visual Arts

Where appropriate, candidates should submit a digital portfolio of multimedia work (preferably through web-links or PDFs of works). Candidates are also expected to have a track record in academic research.
The appointees are expected to be an active member in the cluster including (but not limited to) work in the areas of curriculum design, undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring, quality assurance, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate research. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in relevant fields.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Appointment of Assistant Professor or above will be made on a tenure-track basis. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above may be considered for tenure on appointment.

For enquiry, please send email to creative@hkbu.edu.hk. More information can be found at http://strategicplan2018-2028.hkbu.edu.hk/en/

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

Hong Kong University (CHN:Hk) - Presidential Post-doctoral Fellows, any field - Deadline: Posted 30 July 2019[edit | edit source]

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has launched a new post-doctoral fellowship scheme named the Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship (HKU-PPF) with the objective of hosting the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research at HKU.  They will receive an attractive stipend with additional accommodation, research and conference grants as well as other appointment benefits.  The fellows will have the opportunity to live in a vibrant city, work at a leading global university, and conduct research in an environment that drives for excellence and impact. This scheme is for aspirational talents of the highest calibre.

Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding intellectual quality and have original and innovative ideas to tackle complex and emerging problems, the courage to open new research frontiers, and the ambition to be a global leader in academia, research or related pursuits.  Typical candidates will be fresh PhD graduates of leading global universities with highest distinction and awards, although outstanding postdoctoral candidates within two years of graduation from a PhD program may also be considered.  Applications are invited year-round but should be submitted at least six months before the proposed appointment start date.

Remuneration, Terms & Benefits

Up to three-year appointment term;
Annual salary of at least HK$625,440 (~US$80,000) (including an accommodation subsidy, subject to terms and conditions), and the following employment/annual benefits:
Research grant of HK$50,000 (~US$6,400);
Conference support of HK$16,500 (~US$2,100); and
Annual leave, medical benefits and access to a range of campus facilities.
Each successful fellow will join a research team of his/her choice, subject to approval.  It is possible to change supervisors/advisors (once) to gain different experiences within the first six months of appointment. 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should apply online and upload the following documents:

cover letter of max two pages including the proposed Faculty/Department and preferred supervisor/advisor;
curriculum vitae with full publication list;
official PhD certificate and transcript (if available);
succinct research proposal of max five A4 pages; and
list of top three publications plus a brief synopsis.
Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for at least three references, including one from their PhD supervisor/advisor.

All enquiries can be directed to presidentialPDF@hku.hk.

Advertised: Jul 26, 2019 (HK Time) 
Applications close: Open Year Round, apply 6 months before desired start date

Hong Kong University (CHN:Hk) - Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) to be appointed by the Faculty of Law - Deadline: 25 Oct 2019[edit | edit source]

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) to be appointed by the Faculty of Law (Ref.: 498389), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Law or a relevant discipline.  Those who do not yet have a Ph.D. degree but are close to completion will also be considered.  They are expected to show evidence of their potential to produce excellent research. Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English skills.  Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese would be an advantage.

The appointee must be able to work independently, professionally, and to a high standard under time constraints.  He/She is expected to devote his/her time mainly to research and knowledge exchange in the fields of medical ethics and/or medical law; help conduct research in the area of medical ethics and law independently and collaboratively; help identify, plan and prepare funding applications for projects; commission and manage research projects and grants; edit, contribute to and publish academic and knowledge exchange publications; deliver presentations at conferences and other events; and disseminate knowledge to the legal, medical and other communities.  

A significant portion of the work will entail research dissemination and knowledge exchange such as planning and organizing conferences, seminars and other events; editing and writing for the purposes of research dissemination and knowledge exchange; and assisting in maintaining CMEL’s online and social media presence.  Information about CMEL can be obtained at https://www.cmel.hku.hk.  Information about the Faculty of Law can be obtained at http://www.law.hku.hk/. The appointee will work at the office of CMEL at the Faculty of Law premises at Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus of the University.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 495737) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with a covering letter explaining how they meet the requirements above.  Closes October 25, 2019.

Humboldt University (EU:Deu:Ber) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) - Deadline: 20 Jun. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • 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 area studies in Berlin, collaborates with research institutions in all world regions and maintains cooperative ties with major political, cultural and social institutions (http://www.scripts-berlin.eu). The Cluster’s research programme is structured around four Research Units (RUs): Borders, Orders, (Re-)Allocation and Temporality. The RU Temporality investigates contestations of the liberal script with regard to the role of time use, time horizons in decision-making, life courses and structural dynamics of institutions and discourses.
  • Job description: Scientific services in research within the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), esp. exploring innovative research perspectives in the context of the RU Temporality that bridge the gap between prevailing epistemological and empirical approaches in the social sciences, history and area studies; theorizing Contestations of the Liberal Script based on the systematic and comprehensive analysis of the RU Temporality’s results and by collaborating with postdoctoral fellows of the other Research Units and of the Theory Network; disseminating research results through publications, workshops and conferences; preparing, planning and co-directing the RU Temporality’s regular meetings and workshops
  • Requirements: Completed academic education as well as PhD in social sciences, history or area studies; desirable skills: excellent expertise on the Cluster’s research topic, very good knowledge of the theories and methods in the social sciences, history and/or area studies relating to the RU Temporality, very good English skills; experience with coordinating research groups is an asset
  • Questions can be directed to the heads of the RU Temporality Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang (anette.fasang@hu-berlin.de) or Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad (sebastian.conrad@fu-berlin.de).
  • Please send your application (incl. cover letter (max. 2 pages); CV with publications; summary of PhD dissertation (1 page); project proposal for own research project in SCRIPTS (2 pages); names and contact details of two referees) by 20.06.2019, and quoting the reference number DR/072/19, to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang (located: Universitätsstraße 3 b), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form in a single pdf file to anette.fasang@hu-berlin.de.
  • HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.
  • Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:In) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Deadline: 1 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

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, environment, 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, 2020 and end on May 31, 2022, 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, 2020. 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, a brief statement (500 words) highlighting contributions to diversity by way of scholarship, pedagogy, and/or community engagement, and three letters of reference. Applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8223. 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, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the Center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.



[Dec 9] Email sent out to short list candidates, requested confirmation of continued interest in the position to assist in determining finalists.

  • [22 Jan]: Rejection e-mail

School of Advanced Research, New Mexico (USA:NM) - 2020-2021 Resident Scholar Fellowships in social sciences, humanities, Latino/a Studies, and Native Studies - Deadline: 4 Nov 2019[edit | edit source]

The School for Advanced Research is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Resident Scholar fellowships term

Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, Latino/a Studies, and Native Studies and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. Fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to five or six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The tenure runs from 9/1/20 to 5/31/21 and includes a stipend and low-cost housing.

The deadline for application is November 4, 2019.

For more information, please visit scholar.sarweb.org.


  • Anyone know anything on this? Feb 15 - Rejection (March 18)

Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton (USA:NJ) - Stipendiary Membership - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period.  Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.

THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history with a special emphasis on the history of international relations.  The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies.  Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members selected on the basis of both external and internal review.  Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research.  Members in the School are appointed for either one term (first term Sept. 21 to Dec. 18, second term Jan. 11 to April 9) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS include a substantial record of publication and a PhD awarded by no later than December 31, 2018.  (Scholars with a PhD awarded in 2019 are expected to wait at least one year before applying.)  The School takes into account the stage of the scholar’s academic career when evaluating the list of publications, but applicants should have at least several articles already in print in scholarly publications in order to be considered eligible.  Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply.  Scholars are not required to have a current institutional affiliation. 

MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED to remain in residence in Princeton during term time. Members’ only other obligation is to pursue their own research. If they wish, they may also participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contacts with scholars at nearby universities. 

INSTITUTE STIPENDS will normally be offered up to a maximum of $78,000 for the full academic year, or $39,000 for one term.  A few senior scholars will be offered additional funding to help make up for losses in salary.  Stipends may be supplemented by other grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the Institute stipend will be reduced accordingly.  Scholars with full sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership.   Institute stipends are intended to replace lost salary to fund Members; they are not intended to pay for teaching replacements in Members’ home institutions.  A few Assistant Professors who meet additional eligibility requirements will be selected for Mellon Fellowships that will provide full year support matching their salaries and benefits at the time of application.  (Detailed information about this program is on the website:https://www.hs.ias.edu/mellon.) Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.  (To inquire about visitorship opportunities contact the Administrative Officer at HSao@ias.edu.)

FUNDING FOR MEMBERS comes from a variety of sources.  The Center for Spain in America supports one John Elliott Member pursuing research in the history and culture of Early Modern Spain. The Patricia Crone membership supports one scholar working in the field of Near Eastern Studies. The Starr Foundation membership and the Roger E. Covey membership each support Members in the field of East Asian Studies  The Edward T. Cone membership annually supports one scholar in Music Studies.  A Gerda Henkel membershipwill be offered to one scholar from the European Union, and there are other named memberships that are not tied to any specific field or nationality. Some Members will also be supported by the Institute's own endowment or through foundation grants. The School also welcomes scholars sponsored by the ACLS through the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for recently tenured professors. (To apply see: https://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/.)  Specific sources of funding will be determined after scholars have been selected.

Further information and membership application materials may be found on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu.  (Updated application materials for the 2020-2021 academic year will be posted there in early June.) Inquiries may be sent by email to the Director of Membership Programs at hsappquery@ias.edu or by post to: Member Programs, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.  Completed membership applications must be submitted by October 15, 2019.


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Institute for Development Studies, Brighton (EU:UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Evaluation of Complex Interventions - Deadline: 5 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The Participation and Social Change Team at IDS are seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work with teams innovating in evaluation methodologies that bridge participatory and  complexity-aware approaches to support evidence generation and learning for adaptive management. This is a unique position for someone who is centrally concerned with understanding how development outcomes and impact can be achieved for those living at the margins, and who wishes to contribute to new, intelligent evaluation research in international development

Applicants will have a PhD in Development Studies, Anthropology or Political Science along with a broad, varied and in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical literature on impact evaluation, contribution analysis, complexity-aware approaches, monitoring, evaluation and learning, evaluation of innovation, participatory action research, adaptive management. Excellent analytical, research methods and writing skills are essential and applicants should have strong interpersonal skills.

Applicants should be directed to our website to apply using this URL: https://jobs.ids.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=64&forced=2

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 05 September 2019

Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb (EU:Cro) - Postdoc, 'Croatian Renaissance Aristotelianism: A New Era in Thinking the Past' - Deadline: 30 Sep 2019[edit | edit source]

The Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb seeks to employ a postdoctoral fellow for the period between 1 December 2019 and 31 May 2021 for work on the research project “Croatian Renaissance Aristotelianism: A New Era in Thinking the Past”, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (IP-2018-01-4966). For more information about the project, please visit https://hra.projekti.ifzg.hr/?page_id=58

Conditions:

(1) BA and MA in Classical Studies, Classical Philology, Latin language and literature or Croatian Latinity;

(2) PhD in Humanities;

(3) Research interests compatible with the topic of the project.

Preference will be given to candidates with PhD in Classical Studies, Classical Philology, Latin language and literature or Croatian Latinity, and to candidates who have worked on Renaissance texts.

Applications should contain:

Cover letter with motivation for applying and description of research interests (max. 2000 words);
CV with description of previous work experience;
List of publications;
Copy of PhD diploma (or other evidence of obtained PhD degree);
Other documentation relevant for the application (e.g. list of conference presentations, participation in research projects, awards, scholarships);
Publications in digital format archived in a single zip file.
Application with the accompanying documentation should be submitted electronically by 30 September 2019 to tajnistvo@ifzg.hr with the Subject: “Application for postdoc position”.

For more information, please write to gregoric@ifzg.hr

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview with the search committee in person or via Skype.

Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb (EU:Cro) - Postdoc in Philosophy, 'Basic logical concepts' - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2019[edit | edit source]

The Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb seeks to employ a postdoctoral fellow for the period between 1 December 2019 and 1 December  2022 for work on the research project “Basic logical concepts” (see https://www.ifzg.hr/projekti/)

Applications should contain:

Cover letter with motivation for applying and description of research interests (max. 2000 words);
CV with description of previous work experience;
List of publications;
Copy of PhD diploma (or other evidence of obtained PhD degree);
Other documentation relevant for the application (e.g. list of conference presentations, participation in research projects, awards, scholarships);
Publications in digital format archived in a single zip file.
Application with the accompanying documentation should be submitted electronically by 20 October 2019 to tajnistvo@ifzg.hr with the Subject: “Application for postdoc position”.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview with the search committee in person or via Skype.

Ithaca College (USA: NY)- PreDoc, Predoctoral Diversity Fellow (English, Sociology, Communication Studies, Modern Language and Literatures, and Psychology) - Deadline 3 December 2019[edit | edit source]

Apply to become a Diversity Fellow Ithaca College announces its Diversity Fellowship Program search for 2020 – 2021. We will identify four promising dissertation fellows who will add to the racial and ethnic diversity of the Ithaca College faculty through a national search to be placed in various departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences. For the 2020 - 2021 academic year, we are seeking applicants in the following disciplines: Communication Studies, English, Modern Languages and Literatures, Psychology, and Sociology. Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2020 – May 31, 2021) and are nonrenewable. Fellows will receive a $33,000 stipend, $5,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, office space, health benefits, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. Fellows will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester; will be mentored by senior faculty; will be expected to participate in one official function per semester; and must partake in an exit interview.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program leading to a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. institution; display evidence of a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level; display evidence of academic promise; and be authorized to work in the United States. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusions from the academy has been longstanding and who have demonstrated a commitment to minoritized communities in their teaching, service and/or research are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to August 15, 2020, potential fellows must be advanced to candidacy at their home institution, with an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to candidates in the last year of dissertation writing.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/ and include (1): transcripts from an accredited Ph.D.- granting institution; (2) a cover letter detailing the candidates teaching pedagogy and interest in a career in teaching; description of research and a timeline for finishing the dissertation; and how they will contribute to the curriculum of the chosen department ; (3) a CV; (4) a syllabus for a course you propose to teach; and (5) one letter of reference from your doctoral advisor. Applications will be reviewed on December 3, 2019. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are in. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Johns Hopkins University (USA:Md) - Postdoc, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Foundations of Mind (Philosophy) - Deadline: 16 Dec 2019[edit | edit source]

Prof. Ian Phillips , Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Brain Sciences, together with the Foundations of Mind Group at Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Foundations of Mind for a target start date of 1 Sept 2020.

The Foundations of Mind Group is a vibrant interdisciplinary group, connecting faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across the university who are interested in philosophical and methodological questions concerning the mind-brain. Its core faculty are appointed in the Departments of Philosophy, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science (including Linguistics) as well as the Zanvyl Krieger Mind-Brain Institute. The group collaborates, co-teaches, co-advises, organizes reading groups, and sponsors talks and other events. Current group members include Professors Steven Gross, Chaz Firestone, Barbara Landau, Elanor Taylor, Lisa Feigenson, Michael McCloskey, Hanna Pickard, Justin Bledin, Jonathan Flombaum, Paul Smolensky, Christopher Fetsch, Marina Bedny, Kyle Rawlins, Howard Egeth and Justin Halberda.

The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, psychology, or cognitive science. Their research agenda should address a topic related to the interests of Prof. Phillips and/or other members of the group. The research should seek to combine perspectives from more than one of group’s constituent disciplines, and should yield publications that embody this interdisciplinary perspective.

The candidate will be expected to play an active role in the group’s core activities, including helping to organize an annual workshop on a topic of interest to both candidate and group. The candidate will be appointed in one of the group’s constituent faculties and will have opportunities to collaborate with Prof. Phillips and other members of the group. They will also have the opportunity to teach (or co-teach) one course during each year of the Fellowship.

The position is anticipated to begin on 1 Sept 2020. The position is fully funded, and the initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and they may not be employed by another institution during that term. Johns Hopkins offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

To learn more about the position and its potential opportunities, please write to: ianbphillips@jhu.edu .

Applications are welcome from candidates who will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, psychology, or cognitive science by 1 Sept 2020.  Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, the promise of their proposed research project, and the applicant’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the Foundations of Mind group at both an individual and collective level.

A complete application will include the following materials:

A short covering letter
A current CV
Copies of graduate transcript(s)
A representative publication or manuscript
A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words) to include (i) indicative title for the project, (ii) relevant research background, (iii) explanation of how the project connects to the research of one or more group members and combines perspectives from more than one of the group’s constituent disciplines.
Contact details for three referees who will be contacted directly.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, the selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and for best consideration candidates should apply by December 16 2019.

Keele University (EU:UK:Eng) - Postdoc, 'Place, Crime and Insecurity in Everyday Life: A contemporary study of an English town' - Deadline: 4 Aug 2019[edit | edit source]

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a research team led by Dr Evi Girling, which includes Professor Ian Loader (Oxford University), Professor Richard Sparks (Edinburgh University) and Professor Ben Bradford (University College London). The team have been recently awarded a grant from the ESRC for an ambitious three year programme of research examining Place, Crime and Insecurity in Everyday Life: A contemporary study of an English town.  This project will provide a new exploration of the place and meanings of security in the everyday lives of people living in Britain today through an intensive local study of one English town in Cheshire. Three of the present research team undertook a study of 'crime-talk' in that same town in the 1990s.

The earlier study entitled 'The Symbolic Construction of Crime in Middle England' - was also funded by ESRC as part of the 'Crime and Social Order' programme (award no. 210252032). The new research will return there, offering an entirely revised prospectus and array of methods in order to understand afresh the security concerns and security-seeking practices of its present inhabitants, and the modes of governance deployed by public authorities and other (private sector, 'third' sector and civil society) actors. The study affords a unique opportunity to investigate the cultural, spatial, economic, demographic and technological coordinates of the new security landscape, and thus to identify more clearly the consequences of the intervening quarter-century of political and social change.

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join our research team on 1st November 2019, who has or will shortly have a doctorate in Anthropology, Human Geography, Sociology, Criminology or a cognate social science subject and with experience of and aptitude in qualitative and ethnographic methodologies. The post-holder will be based at Keele and will be expected to work closely with all members of the research team. The project will produce a number of scholarly and practical/policy outputs in a variety of formats and will offer excellent capacity building and networking opportunities within the academic and national and local practitioner communities.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Evi Girling at e.j.girling@keele.ac.uk.

For further information about this vacancy please click on the below link:

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King's College, London (UK:Eng) - Post Doctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Grade 6, £38,304- £40,414 per annum inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance per annum
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a team on a three-year project funded by the Wellcome to investigate morbidity, mortality and occupational health in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. The main purpose of the role is to develop and oversee the record linkage relating to mortalit