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Wiki Pages from Previous Years (2010-2020)[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:

Upcoming Deadlines[edit | edit source]

July 2020[edit | edit source]

31 July 2020: University of Sussex (UK:Sx) - Research Fellow (I) in Digital Culture

August 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 3 Aug. 2020: Aarhus University (DK:Mid), Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard - Postdoc, "Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation"
  • 3 Aug. 2020: NYU (USA:NY) - Jordan Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
  • 3 Aug. 2020: Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities
  • 4 Aug. 2020: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 12 Aug. 2020: University of Graz (AUT) - Two University Assistant positions (with/without doctorate) in Contemporary Global Histor
  • 24 Aug. 2020: Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow
  • 25 Aug. 2020: University of Cambridge, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Arts Research Fellowship
  • 25 Aug. 2020: University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Black Health and the Humanities
  • 30 Aug. 2020: University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow: African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB)

September 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Sept. 2020: University of Leicester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate
  • 4 Sept. 2020: University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in the History and Culture of the Countries of the Silk Roads, 2021 - 2025
  • 4 Sept. 2020: University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in Slavery and its Impact, 2021-2025
  • 5 Sept. 2020: University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 22 Sept. 2020: University of Cambridge, St Johns College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships 2021
  • 23 Sept. 2020: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher on the 'Emptiness' Project (2 posts)
  • 30 Sept. 2020: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP) - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Japan)
  • 30 Sept. 2020: University of Tokyo (JPN) - Postdoctoral Fellow

October 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Oct. 2020: Cornell University (USA:NY) - 2021-22 Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Focal Theme "Afterlives"
  • 1 Oct. 2020: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (DEU) - Gisela Eisenreich Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Nature, the Art of Healing and Medicine
  • 1 Oct. 2020: Institute for Research in the Humanities (USA: WI) - 2021-2022 Kingdon Fellowship, Solmsen Fellowships, Ciplijauskaité Fellowships
  • 9 Oct. 2020: University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Associate
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Early Modern Food History
  • 14 Oct. 2020: University of Liverpool (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant
  • 15 Oct. 2020: University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Wolf Humanities Center Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2021-2022 ("Migrations")
  • 18 Oct. 2020: European University Institute [ITL) - 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • 19 Oct. 2020: University of Basel (CH) - NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2021-2022 (research on images) 
  • 19 Oct. 2020: University of Michigan (USA:MI) - Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, Postdoc ("Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity")
  • 22 Oct. 2020: University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2021
  • 29 Oct. 2020: Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) in Modern Chinese Studies
  • 30 Oct. 2020: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 - European Networks
  • October (unspecified): Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (USA:NY) - Historian of Life Science

November 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 01 Nov. 2020: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
  • 01 Nov. 2020: Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022
  • 3 Nov. 2020: University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 posts)
  • 3 Nov. 2020: University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships
  • 9 Nov. 2020: University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College (UK:Eng) - Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship
  • 13 Nov. 2020: University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2021-23
  • 15 Nov. 2020: Lingnan University (Hong Kong) - Postdoctoral Fellowship at Centre for Film and Creative Industries
  • 15 Nov. 2020: University of Oklahoma, Norman (USA:OK) - Newman Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 16 Nov. 2020: Princeton Universty (USA:NJ) - Fung Global Fellows
  • 19 Nov. 2020: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 23 Nov. 2020: University of Cambridge, Clare College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship 2021

December 2020[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Dec: Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies
  • 3 Dec: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Latin American Studies
  • 4 Dec: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Latina/o Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships at Illinois
  • 4 Dec: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Dec: Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Dec: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies
  • 15 Dec: University of Michigan (USA:MI - Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship (African Diaspora or Native American Arts and Visual Cultures

January 2021[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Jan. 2021: Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - César Chávez Pre- to Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1 Jan. 2021: Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
  • 4 January 2021: Southern Methodist University (USA:Tx) - Clements Center for Southwest Studies Fellowships (3x)
  • 11 Jan. 2021: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • 15 January 2021: New York Historical Society (USA:NY) - 2021-22 Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology
  • 15 January 2021: New York Historical Society (USA:NY) 2021-22 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • 15 January 2021: New York Historical Society (USA:NY) 2021-22 Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

March 2021[edit | edit source]

  • 6 March 2021: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History

Postdocs[edit | edit source]

Aarhus University (DK:Mid), Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard - Postdoc, "Disturbance ecologies and the social organisation" - Deadline: 3 August 2020[edit | edit source]

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The position is full-time and is expected to begin on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be based in Aarhus at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard.

The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research context
The postdoc will be part of the research project ‘Anthropogenic Heathlands: The Social Organization of Super-Resilient Past Human Ecosystems’ (ANTHEA), headed by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Mette Løvschal and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Across the planet, pastoral regimes are currently transforming into other types of land-holding, while privatisation processes are rapidly turning former large-scale, collectively governed pastures into parcelled-up areas. This increases the need for knowledge about the long-term resilience and vulnerability of human-nature entanglements and (common forms of) land governance. A northwest-European pendant, the anthropogenic heathlands, emerged more than 4,000 years ago, when small-scale agropastoral communities in Northern Europe began the first fire-based management of naturally occurring heather. Some of these grazing regimes, spanning thousands of hectares, existed until the 18th-19th century. Without frequent disturbances, anthropogenic heathland will turn into dwarf shrub or forest. So the survival of these areas suggests the existence of highly specialised forms of human-nature entanglements and social organisation with the unique capacity to persist. This project envisages a new understanding of the social organisation of past grazing and fire-management regimes, and seeks to radically alter our knowledge of emergent, long-term human-nature entanglements and ecologies thriving on disturbance.

The position
For this particular assignment, we are looking for an intellectually flexible and dedicated researcher with strong analytical skills related to philosophy, social anthropology, history or archaeology – and with interests in disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and social governance.

The successful applicant and the PI will share responsibility for Work Package 3 of the project, which is aimed at the first-ever examination of the forms of social organisation and human/non-human entanglements in past anthropogenic heathlands responsible for their extremely long-term persistence. Essentially, the work package will investigate which forms of social organisation were so resilient that they were capable of sustaining the same ecosystem over more than four thousand years.

The work package is partly based on case study areas in Northern Europe (2800 BC-AD 1000) shared with the project team. The applicants should therefore be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with the project team members, including landscape archaeologists and palynologists, and be willing to acquaint themselves with these kinds of data.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-five-page research proposal in which they present an anthropological and/or philosophical perspective on the social dynamics of heathland organisation, and propose ways to expand this sub-project, focusing particularly on epistemological issues of interest, key theoretical approaches and relevant literature and analytical objects.

In addition, applicants should submit:

  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (maximum one page) 
  • publications (maximum five)


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the PI
  • conduct fieldwork and data collection in Denmark
  • present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals (minimum four publications) in a timely fashion
  • contribute to the organisation of research workshops and an international conference by the end of the postdoc period
  • teach at BA and/or MA level (maximum 20%, by agreement)
  • work both independently and collaboratively with the PI, experts and other postdocs from other disciplines, in particular archaeology and paleoecology in terms of presenting and discussing empirical data, ideas and results
  • Qualifications and job requirements
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in philosophy, social anthropology, ethnography, history, archaeology or similar subject fields.

Applicants must be able to document a relevant research profile of high research quality, including experience of international publication and research dissemination.

Applicants must also document:

  • an interest in human-landscape interactions over longer time-spans
  • doctoral level experience of studies of spaces and landscapes, time and temporality and/or social governance
  • knowledge of anthropological and philosophical debates about disturbance ecologies, environmental humanities and commoning
  • fluency in written and spoken English, and the willingness to acquaint themselves with Danish if they do not speak Danish 
  • Applications must be uploaded in English.

Please note that only publications that are actually submitted with the application will be assessed; a list of publications or cover pages will not be sufficient. Applications that are not accompanied by publications will not be assessed.

References or recommendations should not be included with the application. Applicants who are selected for a job interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Members of academic staff at Aarhus University are expected to contribute to a vibrant, enjoyable and cross-disciplinary work environment, and we emphasise the importance of participation in the daily life of the department.

For further information about the position and the ERC project (including a project description), please contact ANTHEA Principal Investigator Mette Løvschal by e-mail lovschal@cas.au.dk.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn by e-mail mbb@au.dk

The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

-  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
-  From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
-  From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
-  From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

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.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: https://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts

  • The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
  • The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
  • With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
  • The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
  • The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (USA:NY) - Historian of Life Science - Deadline: not stated in ad, October[edit | edit source]

  • One year Historian of Science position (with a possibility of extension)
  • To assess historical collections of original materials in our archive, participate in writing grants for history of science projects, and contribute to the activities of our Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology.
  • The historian will join an ongoing project to review the content of our extensive historical holdings. They will work through collections, identify broad themes and highlight “hidden jewels” to illuminate them, and contribute original content to expand our guide to the CSHL historical collections. The historian will report to the Executive Director of CSHL’s library and archives.
  • Education: a Ph.D. in History of Science (or a related field) is required.
  • Applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive, and interviews will begin in October 2020. The position is open and we hope to appoint the chosen candidate as soon as they are available, ideally by January 15, 2021.

Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (USA:PA) - Consortium NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 15 December, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Consortium offers four-month and nine-month postdoctoral fellowships for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine who would like to conduct research in the collections of two or more Consortium member institution. Fellows have offices in the Consortium’s facility in Center City Philadelphia and have ready access to events and activities throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities.

When evaluating applications, the Consortium considers two primary criteria:

  • The appropriateness of the project to the collections of member institutions: The application form requires listing materials to be accessed in the collections of member institutions. If the requested items are available elsewhere or online, the application should explain why access to physical materials or variants at member institutions is required for the project. The best way to address this criterion is to contact the library and archive staff at the institutions you would like to visit for your research.
  • The potential to make significant contributions to scholarship: The significance of the project with respect to existing literature should be clearly explained.

As all fellowship awards involve research, the most successful applications will demonstrate strong familiarity with member collections and make a compelling argument for the importance of those collections to the proposed project. It is advisable to communicate directly with member institution librarians and archivists to identify relevant collections.

For further information, see How Fellows Are Selected. The Consortium’s fellowships may be held sequentially with fellowships offered separately by Consortium member institutions but may not be held concurrently.

For any questions regarding Consortium fellowships, please email info@chstm.org. The Consortium’s NEH Postdoctoral Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,000 ($45,000 for nine months and $20,000 for four months). Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to spend their fellowship months at the Consortium facilities in Philadelphia, participate in our events and conduct research at two or more Consortium member institutions. The Consortium’s NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships are available to scholars who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or have completed by the application deadline all requirements for a Ph.D. except for the actual conferral of the degree.

Late applications will not normally be accepted. All applicants must include:

  • an abstract limited to 150 words
  • a description of resources at two or more Consortium member institutions that the prospective fellow would like to use
  • and, as a single PDF file, single-spaced, in Times New Roman font, no smaller than 11 pt type with at least 1” margins:
      -  a Curriculum Vitae limited to 3 pages
      -  a project description limited to 4 pages explaining the research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine
      -  a secondary literature bibliography up to 2 pages
  • In addition, each applicant must inform two recognized scholars that they will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. We will send instructions to these scholars upon receipt of an application, but applicants should let their recommenders know to have a letter ready for submission.

Applicants must list the specific collections they wish to use and are strongly encouraged to determine relevance of collections to their projects before applying by searching online catalogs and contacting librarians and archivists at member institutions.  Applicants can search most members’ collections through a single interface on the Consortium’s website. Candidates who demonstrate that they will make good use of collections at multiple Consortium institutions will receive strong preference.

Please contact info@chstm.org with any questions regarding fellowships.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - 2021-22 Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Focal Theme "Afterlives" - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of AFTERLIVES. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $55,000.
  • 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 considered “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 weekly seminars 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 to meet with students or each other. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community.
  • Fellows teach one course during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and should feel free to experiment with both the content and the method of their courses. 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 explore topics they would not normally teach that might provide new directions for their own research projects.
  • 2021-22 Focal Theme: AFTERLIVES - The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the theme of afterlives.
  • In times of revolt, times of shutdown, times of crisis, times of hope and transformation, the focal theme of afterlives raises the double question concerning all moments of transition, upheaval, or demise: What lives on and what comes after? What survives, what fades away, and what emerges changed? We invite applicants to interrogate afterlives in this tension between rupture and continuity, difference and persistence, revolution and tradition.
  • In their diachronic trajectories, the humanities are inseparable from multifarious afterlives. This is evident in the ghosts and specters that haunt history and texts; in spiritual afterlives and rebirths; in artistic, psychic, and intellectual residues and traces; in the notion of ‘aftermath’ whether nuclear, natural, or traumatic; in reception studies and the re-use or re-coding of tales, texts, motifs, images, and ideas; in posthumanist futures, science fictions, speculative ecologies, and multispecies ethnographies.
  • Afterlives can be utopian projects – from heavenly lives to post-capitalist, post-work, and post-family societies – as well as strangely mundane worlds, in which the flip side of catastrophe is often the quotidian task of living on and with its aftermath. In fact, afterlives all too often have their violent modalities such as the enslavement of Black and Brown bodies persisting in the form of Jim Crow, segregation, mass incarceration, and daily microaggressions. At stake in afterlives is, then, not only what lives on, but how such ‘living on’ occurs – its modalities, mechanisms, processes, and translations – in which something both recognizable and new, ongoing and ‘eventful,’ persistent and epochal is at work. Thus, we are interested in not only the afterlives of artistic movements, historical periods, literary styles, economic orders, political regimes, and religious institutions, but also how such afterlives are possible in the first place. What structures and enables (pragmatically, imaginatively) the afterlife of events, ideas, and institutions? What needs to take place for something truly new to emerge?
  • The theme of afterlives asks us to consult both histories and imaginaries, theory and practice, to interrogate how cycles are reproduced or radically ruptured.
  • The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in a productive, critical dialogue concerning the topic of afterlives from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Qualifications: Fellows should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.
  • Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2020. 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.
  • Application Procedures: The following application materials must be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16569 on or before OCTOBER 1, 2020. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page abstract describing the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (no more than 300 words)
  • A detailed statement of the research project (1,000 – 2,000 words). Applicants may also include a one-page bibliography of the most essential materials to the project.
  • A course proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester and enrollment is limited to fifteen advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course proposal should consist of:
  • A brief course description suitable for the University course catalog (50-125 words)
  • A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
  • A list of the essential texts for the course
  • One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)
  • Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before OCTOBER 1, 2020.
  • For further information - Email: humctr@cornell.edu
  • Awards will be announced by the end of December 2020.
     

Dartmouth College, Society of Fellows - Deadline Sept 14, 2020[edit | edit source]

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 are particularly interested in scholars whose research is innovative and transcends traditional disciplinary divides.  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.

Eligibility

Applicants for the 2021 – 2024 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2019, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2021.  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 and process

Applications are accepted through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/77464 and must be received on or before Monday, September 14, 2020, 11:59 PM 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

Dartmouth College, Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses the politics of the Black experience in the hemispheric Americas using transnational and interdisciplinary frames. We especially invite scholars of Brazil and/or its diaspora to apply. Field specialization is open, but we will give particular consideration to research that focuses on the intersection of race and one or more of the following areas of interest: urban studies, violence and marginalization, environmental studies, gender studies, sociolegal studies, public health, religious studies, ethnomusicology, performance studies, and cultural representations.

In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education. The successful candidate must have completed the PhD by the start of the fellowship appointment.

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 and inclusivity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

Qualifications The successful candidate must have completed the PhD by the start of the fellowship appointment.

Application Instructions

  1. Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity and inclusivity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship program;
  2. CV;
  3. Dissertation description (maximum two pages single spaced);
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Dartmouth College, César Chávez Pre- to Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2021[edit | edit source]

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation before the second year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. The first year, fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $36,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses; as a postdoctoral fellow in the second year, the stipend is approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2020-22 will be set at the time of offer).

The position will begin in Fall 2021.

Chávez 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

Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);

  1. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced);
  2. Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced);
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion.

Application through Interfolio can be accessed here: http://apply.interfolio.com/79467

The Predoctoral Position is accepting applications through January 1, 2021.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

European University Institute [ITL) - 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Applications are now open for the 2021/22 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. Over the last years more than 90% 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 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 2020 (with a rolling deadline thereafter for candidates for Economics Department should the positions not be filled)

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (DEU) - Gisela Eisenreich Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Nature, the Art of Healing and Medicine - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Thanks to a generous gift by the late philanthropist Gisela Eisenreich, the Department for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, is able to offer the
  • Gisela Eisenreich Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Nature, the Art of Healing and Medicine.
  • The Gisela Eisenreich Fellowship is granted initially for two years. Fellows are given liberty to devote their full attention to research on a topic relating to the history or philosophy (including philosophy of science or ethics) of the interconnection and interplay of nature, the art of healing and medicine. The fellowship can be extended for a third year if the fellow completes and submits a substantial external grant application before the end of the second year and plans to hold the grant at the department. Applications must include a sketch of the research project envisioned.
  • Examples of suitable topics include:
  • Medicine between “art” and “science”
  • The Human body between nature and nurture
  • Philosophy of science and (bio)medicine
  • The epistemology of biomedicine (and how it relates to ideas of nature)
  • Medicine and the senses
  • Environmental History and medicine
  • Nature as a target for public health action
  • Fellows are expected to actively participate in department life and present their research publicly during the second year of the fellowship.
  • The Department for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine has five focus areas of research:
  • Networks and reputation systems in the history of the life sciences
  • Technology and culture in medicine and society
  • History and philosophy of the neurosciences and psychiatry
  • History of medical associations and institutions
  • Children and health in history
  • More information on the department is available at histmed.hhu.de.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD or MD or equivalent degree at the start of the fellowship. They also must have an excellent command of English or German and promise to produce internationally recognized research in an area described above.
  • The fellowship is payed according to TV-L 13 German pay scale (ca. 48.000-70.000 Euro per annum, according to experience). In addition, a research bursary of 2.000 Euro per year will be provided. The fellow will be employed by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. The prospective start date of the Gisela Eisenreich Fellowship is February 1, 2021.
  • Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (in a single PDF file, no larger than 5 MB). Applications must be received by October 1, 2020. In case the applicant sends printed documents, he/she agrees that these documents become property of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and will not be returned to the applicant for reasons of costs. The documents will be destroyed after the recruitment process.
  • Applications can be submitted to the following address: Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, D 01.2.1 – Kennziffer: 317/20, Moorenstr. 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany - bewerbungen@med.uni-duesseldorf.de
  • Materials can be submitted in English or German and must include:
  • Cover letter - please address it to Prof. Dr. Heiner Fangerau
  • Academic CV
  • List of publication (if applicable)
  • Sketch of the research project to be undertaken (max. two pages)
  • Statement how the fellow’s research relates to at least one of the five focus areas of research outlined above and to the host department (max. one page)
  • Writing sample (journal article, book chapter or dissertation chapter)
  • List of three references, including names, titles and contact information
  • Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from female scholars are explicitly encouraged and will be given preference in case of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from persons with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements.
  • We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships: National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world form the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2020. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $5,000 per month.
  • Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2021. PEAES fellowships are tenable for up to nine months. The stipend is $5,000 per month.
  • Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022, and fellows must be in continuously in residence at the Library Company for the duration of their fellowships.
  • Applications: For the NEH and PEAES Post-doctoral Fellowships, the deadline is November 1, 2020, with a decision to be made by December 15.
  • To apply, go to the application page to fill out an online coversheet and upload a single portable document format (PDF) containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of your proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format.
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying. For more information about the NEH award, contact either Will Fenton (wfenton@librarycompany.org) or James Green (jgreen@librarycompany.org). For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson (cmatson@udel.edu).

Lingnan University (Hong Kong) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for Film and Creative Industries - Deadline: 15 November[edit | edit source]

Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Film and Creative Industries
(Post Ref.: 20/201/W)

Centre for Film and Creative Industries (CFCI) is a research centre housed in the Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University. Formerly known as Centre for Cinema Studies (CCS), the Centre was renamed as CFCI in 2020 to signal its commitment to enhancing research and teaching in the media industries and to advance the University’s strategic initiative in creative arts and media.

The new Centre now invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to assist the Director in advancing its goals.

The appointee’s job duties include publishing articles in venues of international standing, applying for external grants, and assisting in developing and teaching a taught MA curriculum in creative and media industries.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a strong PhD in media/creative industry or cultural policy studies. Applicants must be up to date in the literature of these areas, including production cultures. We seek research strengths along institutional, labour, finance or technological lines. Familiarity with regional mediascapes is essential.  Knowledge of contemporary Hong Kong policy initiatives in creative and film industries will be an advantage.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence. Applicants are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage.

Appointment

The conditions of appointment will be competitive.  Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.  Appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years. 

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send a full CV, a research statement and sample writings, together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 15 November 2020.  Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a sample syllabus in relevant areas prior to the job interview. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk.  Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

Review of applications will start from mid-October 2020 and will continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


New York Historical Society (USA:NY) - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History - Deadline: 6 Mar. 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Hired for a two-year term, one Mellon Fellow works as a public historian for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly background in women’s history and an interest in public history. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will help build the interpretive and pedagogical aspects of the Center’s programming, and will be deputized with managing certain projects independently. Among the position’s responsibilities are: serving as editor-in-chief of the regular “Women at the Center” blog; working on exhibitions in development; coordinating the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference in Women’s History; brainstorming ideas for public programs; and representing the Center in interdepartmental projects, including consulting on K-12 curricula with the Education Department. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. This fellowship will last from September 8, 2021 through August 31, 2023, and will receive a stipend of $60,000 per year, with benefits.
  • Application deadline: March 6, 2021.

New York Historical Society (USA:NY) - 2021-22 Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology - 15 Jan 2021[edit | edit source]

  • The fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned his/her Ph.D. no later than 2020. Research projects should be based on the collections of New-York Historical and explore the impact of technology on history. The fellowship will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 8, 2021 and lasts through June 30, 2022.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

New York Historical Society (USA:NY) 2021-22 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship - 15 Jan 2021[edit | edit source]

  • One fellowship for the length of a single year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have received their final degree or certificate by 2020. They should have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $50,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 8, 2021 and will end June 30, 2022.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2021

New York Historical Society (USA:NY) 2021-22 Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship - 15 January 2021[edit | edit source]

  • This fellowship will be awarded a candidate who has earned his/her Ph.D. no later than 2020. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of New-York Historical. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 8, 2021 and lasts through June 30, 2022.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

NYU Jordan Center (USA:NY) - Jordan Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 3 August[edit | edit source]

Description: The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Post-Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to provide a transition to career independence for recent PhD recipients and to provide time to conduct post-PhD research.  

Job Summary: Fellows will conduct independent research and writing and regularly attend Jordan Center events (in-person and virtual). Fellows may be given the opportunity to organize a symposium and to teach one course in the department of Russian and Slavic Studies in the Spring of 2021 (pending interest from both the candidate and the department). This position will not be overseen by a faculty supervisor. 

Qualifications: 

Required education: PhD granted in past five years in History, Comparative Literature, Slavic Literature, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or any other discipline, with a focus on Russia and Russian studies 
Application components: 

Current CV
2-3 page description of research proposal for postdoc year
Writing Sample (e.g, chapter from dissertation, draft or published journal article) 
3 letters of recommendation
1 page proposal for an undergraduate course to be taught in Spring 2021
1-2 page proposal for a one-day symposium with at least six speakers to be hosted by the fellow 

Princeton Universty (USA:NJ) - Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. The number of candidates hired will depend on the qualifications of the overall applicant pools. Candidates will be considered in two categories: (1) Postdoctoral research associates who received their doctorate from an institution outside of the United States and who, at the time of application, do not hold a tenure-track faculty appointment; (2) Early-career scholars employed outside the United States who have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are an established independent scholar in the designated theme of the program. Early-career scholars will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Research Scholar.
  • During the academic year 2021-22, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Sustainable Futures.” We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields– humanities, social science, natural science, engineering, technology, law, architecture – to examine varied notions and workable practices of sustainability. We define sustainability expansively. What does economics teach us about inclusive growth, equality of opportunity, minimizing negative externalities, and the costs of low growth for job creation and skill acquisition? How can countries, individually and collectively, leverage ecological sciences and engineering to scale energy sources that are both sustainable and practical, encourage environmentally sound consumption patterns, promote resource renewal and protect biodiversity? What would sustainable global integration look like, and how would countries get there? How is understanding the behavior of complex systems crucial to sustainability? How can architecture and engineering build residences, workplaces, cities, and exurbs in smarter ways? What can countries learn from sociology about supporting family structures, kin networks, and community institutions? How might information science and technology render virtual public spheres civil while keeping them open, and promote a sense of shared truth? How can societies use political science to improve governance, raise political participation, and manage a wide diversity of views that healthy societies must have? Above all, how can countries create and propagate consensus narratives of sustainability that balance interests?
  • Applications are due on November 16, 2020 (11:59pm EST). All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, post-doctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. September 1, 2021 but cannot have more than two years of postdoctoral experience prior to the start of the appointment, September 1, 2021. If a postdoctoral candidate has turned in a final draft of their dissertation but not yet completed their Ph.D. before the start date, they may be temporarily appointed as a Senior Research Assistant with a 10% reduction in salary. Upon providing verification of their Ph.D. degree, they would then be promoted in rank and salary. Early-career scholars must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2011. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.
  • Postdoctoral scholars may apply at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/16742
  • Early-career scholars may apply at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/16822
  • This position is subject to the University's background check policy. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, see http://piirs.princeton.edu/funggfp/call-applications.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 4 August[edit | edit source]

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2021-24 fellowship competition. Three fellowships will be awarded: Two Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. 

Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see the Society’s website (sf.princeton.edu) for fellowship details, eligibility, disciplines and application.

Appointed in the Council of the Humanities and academic departments, postdoctoral fellows pursue their research, attend weekly seminars and teach half-time as lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, fellows teach one course each semester; in their third year, only one course. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year.

Applicants holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2019. Applicants not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation - approximately half - at the time of application. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2021. Candidates for/recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence and from Princeton University are not eligible. Applicants may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows.

Selection is based on exceptional scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise, range and quality of teaching experience, and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants, and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds. 

Applicants are asked to submit an online application by August 4, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: (1) The Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies and (2) The Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. These fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. There is one online application form for these fellowships.
  • Terms of the fellowship:
  • Fellows will be appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associates for September 2021 through June 2022, conducting research on a full-time basis.
  • There is also the possibility for renewal for a second full year (July 2022 through June 2023), based on funding and satisfactory performance.
  • Fellows who are renewed may be offered the opportunity to teach or co-teach a course during their second year.
  • Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, fellows will hold the additional rank of Lecturer.
  • Fellows who are renewed for a second year have the possibility of spending up to two months at the Princeton Athens Center, conducting research during Summer 2022 (June-July 2022)
  • These fellowships are intended for scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition. The goal of this postdoctoral research fellowship program is to advance the scholarship of outstanding Hellenists at an early stage of their career and thus to strengthen the field of post-Classical Greek Studies in the United States and abroad.
  • Fellows may apply for reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses (such as purchase of books or copy editing of scholarly work) or travel expenses when presenting a paper at an academic conference during the period of their appointment. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, moving arrangements, and expenses, as well as finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. A few weeks prior to departure, fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.
  • Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation, devoting their time to research and writing. They are expected to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University, and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines. During the fall term, fellows offer a lecture organized by the Seeger Center. They enjoy full access to the University's libraries, archival, and computing resources. They are provided shared workspace at the Hellenic Studies office, as well as access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. No secretarial services or office supplies are provided. Computing support is available through the University’s Office of Information Technology.
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by February 1, 2021 (including the defense, viva voce, or final public oral examination). Candidates must have less than 3 years post-PhD work experience. Fellows may not pursue another degree while on this fellowship, nor may they hold any other fellowships, employment positions, or visiting opportunities concurrently with their appointment at Princeton University. Priority will be given to candidates who have not received support from the Seeger Center in the past. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred to a later term.
  • The Executive Committee of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies awards postdoctoral fellowships on the basis of several criteria: (a) scholarly accomplishment in a discipline of the humanities or the social sciences, and overall academic excellence and promise; (b) potential contribution to an interdisciplinary community of scholars at Princeton; (c) significance and quality of the research proposal in definition, clarity, organization, and scope; (d) potential future impact on the field of Hellenic Studies through teaching and writing; (e) ability to benefit from and contribute to Hellenic Studies at Princeton. Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate’s academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars in Hellenic Studies. A phone or video interview may be requested. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.
  • Candidates are required to apply online via AHIRE at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18201 and submit the following: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including a detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, selected bibliography, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae with list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) names and contact information of three referees from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty; (6) a scanned copy of their doctoral degree or a letter from a dean or registrar-level officer on department letterhead confirming the date of completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree; (7) all non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or equivalent, or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. With the exception of official transcripts, all submitted documents must be in English.
  • The online application has a designated area for email addresses of referees. After the online application has been submitted identifying referees and the required contact information, each referee will receive an automated email message from Princeton University with instructions for uploading their confidential letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on December 29, 2020. Recommendation letters not uploaded to applications should be submitted by email to the attention of Debbie Puskas, Budget Manager, dpuskas@princeton.edu. Materials submitted with the application are the property of the Seeger Center and will not be returned. The Committee does not provide feedback to candidates about their applications.
  • DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2020. Awards will be announced in early February 2021. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
  • Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the United States and accept employment at Princeton University.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Latin American Studies - Deadline: 3 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-2022
  • Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Requisition Number: D-21-LAS-00001
  • The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is seeking candidates from any discipline who are engaged in scholarly research on topics related to Latin American Studies, including the Caribbean and Brazil, to fill one to two Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior positions. Candidates will be expected to devote themselves to research and writing, and may teach not more than one course per semester. When teaching, successful candidates will hold the secondary rank of Lecturer, and any teaching opportunities are subject to sufficient enrollments and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. They also will be invited to participate regularly in the scholarly activities of the PLAS intellectual community.
  • Appointments are for a 12-month term, starting September 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits will be offered.
  • This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
  • How to Apply: For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • All candidates must apply online and submit the below materials (in English) at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/16701.
  • 1) Cover letter
  • 2) Curriculum vitae
  • 3) Statement of research interests (1,000 – 1,500 words)
  • 4) A representative sample of recent work (under 30 written pages or equivalent]
  • 5) Three letters of recommendation
  • Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree (earned within three years of the start date). Academic excellence, potential to bring new ideas and approaches to Princeton University and to interact successfully with a broad range of faculty and students.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton-Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2021[edit | edit source]

  • The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past, present, and future. Its theme, Cities on the Edge, encompass several interrelated concepts, including the juncture of built/natural environmental studies, center/periphery, hemispheric comparatives, migration, New Jersey urbanism, social justice, the humanities as a force of change, and the margin as a place of radical possibility. Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon's themes and program may be found at https://arc-hum.princeton.edu/.
  • We seek to hire Mellon Fellows with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Candidates can come from any discipline. They may be academics, designers, and/or practicing writers or artists. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.
  • Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) the humanistic dimensions of architecture, architectural history, design, urban planning, public policy, urban studies, environmental studies, science and technology studies, geography, history, philosophy, art history, material culture, politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, religion, cultural studies, queer studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender studies, performance studies, visual arts, documentary studies, photography, and creative writing. Fellows may focus on any geographic area.
  • We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2021), or a terminal Master's degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course (uploaded under "Teaching Statement"), brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST for full consideration. Letters of recommendation will be requested for a smaller group of applicants at a later date.
  • The Mellon Fellow will receive up to $75,000 for a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of on or about September 1, 2021, plus benefits. On rare occasions, appointments for less than twelve months will be considered. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications at the time of appointment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • Those seeking a postdoctoral (or post-terminal degree) fellowship should apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17901.
  • Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17883. Typical candidates hold primary positions at other universities or colleges. In exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars.

Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 24 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Kent are embarking upon a three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the theory that London citizens created new programmes of religious education for both the City’s clergy and for literate lay communities that have hitherto gone largely unnoticed by scholarship. The project aims to radically complicate understanding of fifteenth-century literary culture in London and beyond, and the team now seeks to appoint two Research Fellows to join them, one based at each University.
  • As Research Fellow you will complete codicological assessments of the project’s manuscript corpus, preparing textual transcriptions for the research anthology, utilising a range of digital humanities tools and data, preparing your analysis for publication and disseminating findings in conference presentations. You will therefore need to demonstrate experience in codicological analysis and palaeographical skills in a range of C14-C15 book hands, as well as a keen desire to contribute to the research and intellectual culture of the university.
  • The Research Fellow based at Queen’s will be responsible for producing diplomatic transcriptions of the project’s textual corpus and undertake preparatory work on the anthology.
  • The Research Fellow based at Kent will work on the codicological assessment of the project’s corpus with a view to identifying codices the project team believe were either produced or copied from exemplars originally held at the London Guildhall Library.
  • The successful candidate must have: Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area of late medieval literary studies (e.g. late medieval English Studies, late medieval English religious History, medieval Book History)
  • 3 years relevant research experience to include: -
  • Experience of undertaking codicological analysis
  • Knowledge of fourteenth and fifteenth century English religious literature and culture
  • Experience in writing and publishing high quality academic publications
  • Further information about the School can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ael/ https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/stephen-kelly
  • Informal enquiries may be directed to Stephen Kelly via email to s.p.kelly@qub.ac.uk
  • Closing date: Monday 24 August 2020
  • Anticipated interview date: Friday 4 September 2020
  • This is a fixed term contract position and is available for three years.
  • For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone [[]] or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk

Southern Methodist University (USA:Tx) - Clements Center for Southwest Studies Fellowships (3x)- Deadline: 4 January 2021[edit | edit source]

For nearly a quarter-century, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University has promoted research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  Central to our mission is the annual sponsorship of four postdoctoral fellows, and we are thus pleased to announce the competition for our 2021-22 cohort.  Please see the descriptions below, while noting two major changes from past application cycles:

  • We will now support work on California in all periods (not only to 1850)
  • Our senior fellowship is now open to applicants (and no longer awarded by invitation)                                                  

The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Bill & Rita Clements, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by an established scholar developing a second (or third &c.) book.

The David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as an anonymous donor in memory of David J. Weber, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by a scholar developing a first book.

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as the late Louis Beecherl, support work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by two scholars developing first books. Applications are due Monday, January 4, 2021.  To apply, see www.smu.edu/swcenter/fellowships or direct questions for additional information to the Clements Center at SWCenterfellow@smu.edu.  

Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Early Modern Food History - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Post duration: 30th months from mid-January 2021
  • Applications are invited for a 30-month research position as part of the European Research Council FoodCult project. The project uses interdisciplinary methods to explore food, culture and identity in Ireland, c. 1550-1650.
  • Position Summary: We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on food consumption in early modern Ireland. The post-holder will be appointed primarily under work package 1 of the project: Food Microhistories, which uses institutional and household accounts to examine both dietary trends and the social and cultural ‘meanings’ of food in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Ireland. The successful candidate will work on records already digitised by the PI, while also seeking to identify further accounts for analysis. S/he will conduct archival research, transcribe, input, and analyse data, and prepare select accounts for publication. S/he will also contribute to other relevant work packages, including the ‘Ale, Beer and Brewing’ study (scheduled for March 2021), which will replicate and test the nutritional value of sixteenth-century household beer, and the ‘Dietary Isotopes’ study which integrates historical and bioarchaeological approaches to explore diet. The post-holder will also undertake dissemination and public engagement activities to assist the project in its aim to communicate the importance of its discoveries to the widest possible audience.
  • A keen interest in interdisciplinary research is essential to this role.
  • Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct excellent research at archives in the UK and Ireland and assist the Principal Investigator in the planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating of research within the overall scope of the project.
  • Support the research team in the design and development of the research programme and identify suitable new opportunities to expand our datasets.
  • In collaboration with other team members, develop the work package database and independently undertake transcription, database population, analysis, and management of data.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with non-project colleagues and stakeholders in collaborating institutions.
  • Publish research outputs in edited volumes, relevant to the wider project, and contribute to other co-authored publications.
  • Contribute to the public engagement components of the project through talks, podcasts, film, social media, and the development of an online exhibition.
  • For information on the project see: www.foodcult.eu
  • For informal enquiries candidates should contact - Name: Dr. Susan Flavin - Email Address: sflavin@tcd.ie
  • Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees, together with a cover letter (2 A4 pages max) to sflavin@tcd.ie

Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) in Modern Chinese Studies - Deadline: 29 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Irish Research Council Laureate Award-funded project CHINACHILD: Slave-Girls and the Discovery of Female Childhood in Twentieth-Century China is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) in Modern Chinese Studies. The successful applicant will undertake research and analysis on literary, visual media and/or other cultural representations of children and childhood in twentieth-century China, focusing particularly on the Republican era (1912-1949), with scope to expand the period to the late Qing and/or the early PRC according to their interests.
  • The Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) will join the CHINACHILD team and contribute to the aims of the project, primarily investigating and understanding changes in how Chinese children, particularly poorer girls, were conceptualised in the first half of the twentieth-century. They will be able to design their own project, so long as it contributes to this overall aim.
  • The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr Isabella Jackson, in achieving the goals of the project and contribute to its research outcomes. The appointee will have particular responsibility for helping organise a conference (probably online) and helping edit a resulting edited collection, as well as publishing their research in the form of an academic journal and/or book chapter. The appointee will also help organise an online exhibition of visual sources from the project and contribute to the wider public dissemination of the project’s research.
  • Post Status: Fixed Term Contract - Full-time
  • School: School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Location: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Reports to: Dr Isabella Jackson, Principal Investigator
  • Hours of work / post duration: Full-time for 24 months from mid-January 2021
  • Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), Thursday 29th October 2020
  • Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV), to include the names and contact details (including email addresses) of two referees, and a cover letter specifically addressing how they meet the criteria above, to:Dr Isabella Jackson at Isabella.jackson@tcd.ie
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL.
  • Deadline: 12 Noon (GMT), Thursday 29th October 2020
  • For information on the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, see https://histories-humanities.tcd.ie/
  • To view the full job description and application procedure please visit the TCD vacancies page.
  • Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Isabella Jackson (PI) at Isabella.jackson@tcd.ie

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP) - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Japan) - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • To start by 1/03/2021
  • The position: Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral position as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing towill work on the aftermath of the Imjin War as it relates to Japan, from the perspective of one or more of the Aftermath project’s three themes: environment, technology, or society. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the description of the Aftermath project provided on the website (https://aftermath.uab.cat/) and to consider what their proposed research would contribute to the aims of project.
  • The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel. The working language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.
  • Benefits: We offer a full time fixed-term research position for up to 3 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious European Research Council framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating environment as part of a team of scholars, as well as a research allowance of 4000 euros per year for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel.
  • The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Salary range €21,180-€28,180 (for ( EURAXESS R2) or €28,180-€34,180 (for EURAXESS R3). The upper limit of this salary range is negotiable, depending on experience and skillset of the successful candidate. See https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/careerdevelopment/trainingresearchers/research-profiles-descriptors.
  • Note that Spanish employment packages automatically provide access to public healthcare and pay public pension contributions in addition to the salary quoted above.
  • The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and depending on the COVID-19 situation, will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team. If COVID-19 prevents office work, the successful candidate may work from home in Spain, and in cases where the international COVID-19 situation temporarily prevents a move to Spain, there is the possibility of remote working from a foreign country until a move is feasible.
  • How to apply: For further details of the position, and to apply, please click here: https://aftermath.uab.cat/vacancy-postdoctoral-researcher-in-the-aftermath-of-the-imjin-war-japan/PENDING

University of Basel (CH) - NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2021-2022 - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • eikones – Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel
  • Three NOMIS Fellowships
  • Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives.
  • The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. We are interested in the fundamental ways images serve as instruments for making complex structures visible and accessible to interpretation. In both aesthetic and experimental settings, images often assume an exemplary character, aiding epistemic and learning processes. They fulfill evidential, didactic, and symbolic functions, and thereby produce different forms of knowledge. Relevant topics of research might consider, for example, the history and theory of imaging techniques in the natural sciences; the ideals and stereotypes that shape social contexts and political discussions; or the formation and dissolution of canons, iconographies, character types, and styles in the arts. On the methodological side, the projects should be rooted in a specific research field, and reflect on the relation between their individual discipline and image studies.


  • Application Requisites
    • Applicants must possess a doctoral degree.
    • Applicants must have previously have published either a monograph (e.g. their dissertation) OR

three articles in journals or collected volumes.

    • Applicants from all academic fields whose research relates to images as models are invited to apply.
    • Applications may be submitted in either German or English.


  • Application Materials
    •  Cover letter
    •  CV
    •  Contact details for two references (no letters)
    •  Copy of doctoral diploma
    •  Project description (2–3 pages plus references)
    •  Published writing sample (circa 20 pages)


  • Please submit applications as A SINGLE PDF FILE by October 19, 2020. Applications that do not conform to this format or received after this date will not receive consideration. Inquiries and applications should be sent to eikones@unibas.ch. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 posts) - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • two 36 month postdoctoral research fellowship to work with Professor Karen Harvey on the project, ‘Material Identities, Social Bodies: Embodiment in British Letters c.1680-1820’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
  • Eighteenth-century familiar letters offer an unrivalled opportunity to examine understandings of the relationships between the physical body, self and social identity, and experiences of ‘embodiment’. This project uses thousands of British letters in which different correspondents – of family and kin, friendship, faith and business – discussed in detail their own and each other’s experiences of the physical body. The project explores how, when and why communication about the body played a role in the dynamics of social relationships. It also examines individuals’ experiences of the material body and how these were shaped by the social identities and dynamic social relations. The team will work together to collect, transcribe and analyze thousands of manuscript letters in local, national and overseas archives, applying a range of methods and supported by a qualitative mixed methods data package. Their work will provide an historical and empirical perspective on embodiment as a social and relational process, generating new knowledge on the body and its changing role in physical, emotional and cognitive experiences and the construction of the self and social identity.
  • Summary of Role
  • Support the overall research objectives of the project
  • Conduct outstanding research within the history of the body and letters in the British long eighteenth century
  • Identify, collect and analyse letters in the light of the project aims
  • Contribute to and extend the project based on their research specialism
  • Contribute to the scholarly and public dissemination of research findings of the project
  • Main Duties
  • Contribute to the design, build and testing of the project database
  • Select, transcribe and analyze large numbers of letters (focusing either in the north or south of England, and using collections in Washington, DC and Pasadena, CA) for the project database
  • Write and present conference and seminar papers arising from the project
  • Produce one journal article arising from the project
  • Co-author one journal article arising from the project
  • Contribute to the project website, write blog posts and other social media associated with the project
  • Person Specification
  • A PhD in a relevant research area (such as the history of the body, letters and letter-writing, and the family in the long eighteenth century)
  • A strong background in relevant methods and approaches, and the ability to contribute to develop new ones
  • Experience of working with archival material
  • Knowledge of relevant research areas within the social and cultural history of eighteenth-century Britain
  • Ability to undertake directed and independent advanced historical research
  • Experience of presenting advanced historical research orally and in scholarly publications
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work in a research team
  • Experience of designing and implementing qualitative data analysis software

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Black Health and the Humanities - Deadline: 25 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Centre for Black Humanities is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on a two-year Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Black Health and the Humanities' led by Dr Josie Gill. A PhD in a field relevant to the research project, either completed or pending post-viva corrections, is essential.
  • The key aims of the project are:
  • To establish an interdisciplinary network of researchers with the aim of investigating and bringing to light perspectives from the Black humanities on Black health and wellbeing. The network will bring together scholars whose research concerns how Black writers, theorists and artists have addressed the psychological and physiological health of black people across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a particular focus on the Black British experience.
  • To explore how research in Black humanities might intervene in the current racialized landscape of medicine and health.
  • To train and support a new generation of ECR scholars in the theories and methods of Black humanities and the medical humanities, exploring how they might intersect.
  • The successful candidate will research and identify relevant materials on Black health generated by Black scholars across disciplines including (but not limited to) English, History, History of Art, Philosophy, Theatre and Film. They will work closely with the PI to design workshops and recruit participants, taking the lead in organisation and facilitation. The role holder will lead on the development and maintenance of the project’s website and on social media output, and will work towards the creation of a publicly available online library of resources on Black health and the humanities. In addition, the Research Associate will support the PI’s own, related, research project, and will also be expected to develop their own research and publication record.
  • Start date: 1st October 2020
  • Grade: Research Associate, Pathway 2, Grade I
  • Salary: £33,797 to £38,017
  • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25th August 2020
  • Contact for informal enquiries: Dr Josie Gill, Lecturer, Department of English josie.gill@bristol.ac.uk / Ms Jane Kinney, jane.kinney@bristol.ac.uk (administrative lead)
  • Timescale of appointment: Short-listed candidates will be notified on or around 26th August and invited to interview. They will be asked:
  • to submit a sample of their recent academic writing, in English, of no more than 10,000 words, to hums-academicsupport@bristol.ac.uk as soon as possible after notification but no later than 28th August
  • to deliver a 10-minute presentation on their research and on how it is relevant to the role.
  • Anticipated interview date: 2nd September
  • NB the timescale of the advertising period may mean the university is unable to sponsor work visas. Please check before applying

University of Cambridge, Christ's College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowships 2021 - Deadline: 22 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Stipendiary; 4 years fixed term
  • Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for three stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships (four-year fixed term) in specified areas of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from not later than 1 October 2021 and non-renewable.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career, who has completed or expects to complete their PhD Degree after 1st January 2020 and, in this case, is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas:
  • Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology; English; History & Philosophy of Science; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; Theology.
  • A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship: Archaeology; English; Modern & Medieval Languages.
  • W H D Rouse Junior Research Fellowship: Classics; Indian Languages; Indo-European Philology.
  • (Applications submitted for Archaeology, English or Modern & Medieval Languages will be considered for both the Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship and the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship. However applications for Classics, Indian Languages and Indo-European Philology will only be considered for the W H D Rouse Junior Research Fellowship.)
  • The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £25,217 (with a PhD) and £20,675 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College.
  • Applications must be submitted on-line via the Christ’s College website at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 22nd October 2020. Reports from two referees must also be received by the same deadline for the application to be eligible. Interviews are expected to be on or around Wednesday 13th January 2021. Further details of the Fellowship competition are provided on the website (www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf ).
  • A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.
  • The College also welcomes applicants from those who already have postdoctoral support. For further details see www.christs.cam.ac.uk/vacancies.

University of Cambridge, Clare College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship 2021 - Deadline: 23 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Applications for the Junior Research Fellowship competition are invited from candidates in any arts and humanities discipline. The successful candidate will be selected by Clare College on the basis of their excellent record of research in their chosen subject and the potential to pursue that research at the highest level.
  • It is expected that candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or equivalent, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD, or equivalent, within the last year. Candidates are expected to have completed less than five years' full-time, post-graduate research, or part-time equivalent, by 1 October 2021.
  • Stipends are payable on the University's salary scale, starting at spine point 39 (currently £30,942). The stipend will increase by one spine point each year. Clare College offers additional benefits including ten free meals per week, the reimbursement of some research expenses and membership of the University Superannuation Scheme.
  • Research Fellows carry out full-time research for 37.5 hours a week and may undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term. They are members of the Governing Body and expected to participate in the governance and social life of the College.
  • Statements of research are required. They should be no more than 1,000 words, outlining the written work you would submit in support of your application and your proposed research, if elected. The statement may be read by people outside your discipline and should be intelligible to scholars in other fields of learning.
  • Applications, including two references, must be submitted online by 13:00 (local time) on Monday 23 November 2020.
  • For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please go to http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/JRF-Competition/

University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College (UK:Eng) - Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Applications are invited for one stipendiary Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship in Business & Management; Divinity; Economics; History & Philosophy of Science; Human, Social and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; or Philosophy.
  • This Early Career Research Fellowship will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2021. The 2020-21 pensionable rates are: Pre-PhD £19,612 - £22,417, post PhD £21,236 - £23,754 Rent-free single accommodation will be offered in College (a taxable benefit), with a charge to cover services, or an additional allowance will be provided, which is currently £3,469 for any Research Fellow not resident in College. The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue research, and a report on the progress of that research will be required each year. The Research Fellow will become a member of the Governing Body of the College, with joint responsibility for its governance. Research Fellows are frequently invited, but not obligated, to undertake (for an additional payment) up to four hours of small group teaching per week.
  • Fitzwilliam is part of a group of Colleges operating a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. A total of three Fellowships are being offered in this cycle, at Fitzwilliam and Trinity Hall, but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website on 9 October 2020: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 9 November 2020.

University of Cambridge, Jesus College (UK:Eng) - Arts Research Fellowship - Deadline: 25 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Applications are invited for two Research Fellowships in the Arts. The Fellowships are fixed-term three year Research Fellowships normally commencing on 1 October 2021, though there may be grounds for a different starting date as described in the further particulars posted on http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/fellows-staff/vacancies/ from Monday 27 July 2020.
  • The Fellowships are intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than five years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered. The College is prepared to consider exceptions to these criteria and candidates have the opportunity to present a case for this during the application process.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale and will start from £22,417. The College is able to assist in the provision of subsidised accommodation, subject to availability, and 7 free meals per week. Certain research benefits may be reimbursed. Research fellows may join the University Superannuation Scheme.
  • The application process is available online at https://jrf.jesus.cam.ac.uk from Monday 27 July 2020. Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 August 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to upload one copy of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words and also a 500 word statement regarding the importance of their current and proposed work.


October 5 - not longlisted

University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in the History and Culture of the Countries of the Silk Roads, 2021 - 2025 - Deadline: 4 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Through a generous donation, King’s College Cambridge is able to invite applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the Silk Road countries, societies, and cultures of Asia from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as their relationships with China in the East and Europe in the West, since 1400CE. The research project’s discipline may be, but is not limited to, politics, geography, anthropology, comparative literature, social/political aspects of economics, history and archaeology.
  • This Research Fellowship is part of a broader programme of studies of the countries of the Silk Roads, which includes lectures, seminars and conferences, as well as graduate scholarships and further Research Fellowships. As well as pursuing their own research project, the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in developing the programme and in organizing academic activity concerned with the countries of the Silk Road.
  • This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to encourage research into the Silk Roads and the countries of the Silk Roads by enabling the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on their own choosing. Projects may concern any aspect of the countries, societies, and cultures of the Silk Roads, from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, and of the Silk Roads themselves, that is to studies of relationships and the movement of materials, knowledge, and technologies between China and the Mediterranean, at any period from 1400 CE to the present day.
  • The ideal candidate for this Research Fellowship will have a strong background in a relevant discipline and be completing or have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of the Silk Roads specifically, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications both how their future work relates to the work that they have already done. The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community.
  • A Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4-years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, but must not have undertaken more than 3 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2021 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2018).
  • The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 a.m. (UK local time) on Friday, 4th September 2020. Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King's College website:
  • https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships


any news?

October 3 - longlist notification 

University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in Slavery and its Impact, 2021-2025 - Deadline: 4 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

Stipendiary King’s College Research Fellowship in Slavery and its Impact, 2021–2025

King’s College Cambridge invites applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of slavery and its impact.

Slavery and enslavement are deeply rooted in human histories in many parts of the world, and are most familiar to us through their profound expression and impact in the Atlantic slave trade and the consequential enslavement of Africans in many parts of the New World. Although we know quite a lot about historic slavery, both of Africans and of others, there are two areas where there is urgent need of further research. One is into the impact of historic slavery both at the time and on into the contemporary world. The other is into the continuation of effective slavery within the modern world. For although the ways in which human beings are exchanged for money or entirely deprived of their liberty by another person are different now, the effects and conditions of those exchanged for money and/or deprived of their liberty are comparable.

As a colonial and imperial power, the United Kingdom and many of its representations of power, including Cambridge Colleges, benefitted from the slave trade and enslavement – which in turn have left a lasting and devastating impact on Africa and Africans. This Research Fellowship is intended to encourage research on the impact of historic slavery, including the Atlantic slave trade and ensuing enslavement, or on slavery and its impact in the modern world. Impact is to be understood in the broadest sense and includes any form of harm or other negative consequences to those enslaved, and/or the territories and societies they belonged to, as well as any advantages obtained by those involved in organizing, financing, or otherwise supporting slave trade or enslavement.

This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to enable the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on their chosen aspect of slavery and its impact in the context of any Arts, Humanities or Social Science discipline, broadly conceived: viz. anthropology, archaeology, architecture, classics, criminology, economics, English and other literatures, history, the history of art, the history of science, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology. Such projects might be about the substantive treatment of humans as slaves at any period, about the impact of slavery on the lives of slaves or slavers, or about the impact of slavery on the ways in which people have thought and written about the world, whether in the context of literature, music, philosophy, psychology, law, theology, economics, gender studies or the visual arts.

The ideal candidate for this Research Fellowship will have a strong background in one or more disciplines within the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences and have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of slavery, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications both how their future work relates to the work that they have already done, and to explain clearly how their proposed project relates to existing studies on slavery and its impact. The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community and to organise academic activities in the form of seminars/workshops/conferences (for which the College is able to provide modest funding).

The successful candidate will join a lively body of post-doctoral research Fellows working across a wide range of ‘grand challenge’ problems that affect societies in an interconnected world, and facilitating a flow of critical knowledge from the university into the community by bringing major community issues into the university. Our existing Arts and Humanities Research Fellows include those working on issues of Urban Studies, Gender Studies, Race, Equality, Representation, Immateriality, Prejudice and Punishment. It is the aim of these projects to develop and consolidate crucial fields of study that are currently too narrowly restricted in their practitioners and/or their objects of analysis, and to strengthen the intellectual framework for international and global approaches to the humanities by tackling related issues that can only properly be understood when tackled globally.

Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, with full privileges of Fellows. In addition to pursuing research, a Research Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although these are research posts, Research Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to undertake a small amount of University and/or College teaching.

The stipend attached to a Research Fellowship is £21,716 (pre award of doctorate), £24,129 (after award of doctorate), rising each year to a maximum of £27,949. Additional payment is made for teaching. A living-out allowance of £4,000 is made, on application, to those not living in college.

The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 am (UK local time) on Friday 4th September 2020. Further information about the College may be obtained from the College website.

Eligibility:

Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD but must not have undertaken more than 2-years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2021 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2019).

Dates:

The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 am (UK local time) on Friday, 4th September 2020. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered. Long-listed candidates will be notified in early October and will be expected to provide within 5-days a writing sample of not more than 20,000 words. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on either Wednesday, 20th January 2021 or Thursday, 21st January 2021. Please ensure that you will be available for interview on these dates, as it is not possible to arrange other times for interviews. The Fellowship will begin on 1st October 2021 and will run until 30th September 2025.

Application:

To apply use the following link to go to the FAS website and create an application:

Before the closing date, applicants must complete all sections of the online Fellowship Application and upload onto the website (PDF only) the following:

  • A curriculum vitae (of no more than three A4 sides) including details of higher education, degrees awarded, positions held and a list of publications.
  • A document (of no more than 1200 words in length) containing descriptions of your current research and of the research you propose to undertake during the Fellowship.

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded onto the site in PDF format by the closing date of the competition, 9 am on Friday, 4th September 2020. Each referee should be asked to provide the names of two further readers, not in the candidate’s institution, to whom work might be sent if the candidate is long-listed. It is the duty of the candidate to ensure that the referees submit the references and the names of two readers before the closing date.

Your referees will need to provide their references through the FAS website. They will be sent an email containing a link to do this. Referees unable to submit references electronically via the FAS website may e-mail sally.thorp@kings.cam.ac.uk the competition administrator.

Please note that all application materials must be in the English language.

The application will not be considered in the competition until it has been submitted and all references, including the names of additional readers, have been received. An email will be sent once this has occurred.

In early October, the College will contact long-listed applicants by email to ask for samples of written work, up to 20,000 words (either published papers or chapters of a doctoral thesis). This work must be supplied within 5-days of the sending of the e-mail.

Further questions:

If you have any further questions regarding any aspect of the competition, please e-mail sally.thorp@kings.cam.ac.uk the competition administrator.

King’s College follows an equal opportunities policy.

3 October - notified not longlisted

3 October - notified longlisted x1, writing sample requested

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary (Junior) Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2021. (The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities or Social Sciences). The candidates will be expected to present original research. Further details can be found in the further particulars document
  • Applications are invited from graduates, from any university. Candidates should normally have engaged in two or three years of research (full time or full-time equivalent) and will normally have completed, or be on target to complete, a PhD dissertation before the commencement of the Fellowship.
  • The current gross stipend (2020-21) for a Research Fellow is £23,808 p.a. (subject to annual cost of living award). The Junior Research Fellows shall also receive accommodation within College and a meal allowance which amount to an annual benefit of £9,600. A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students.
  • The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Tuesday 3 November 2020.
  • For additional information including the further particulars and details on how to apply please visit the Magdalene College website at https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/about/vacancies/academic. Applications must be made through the online application system, including the submission of references.

University of Cambridge, St Johns College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships 2021 - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • St John’s College invites applications for up to four Research Fellowships, tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2021. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom.
  • For details please see https://sjcamrf.flexigrant.com
  • Applications must be submitted online and received by 14.00 BST on Wednesday 22 September 2020.

University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow: African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB) - Deadline: 30 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of History is recruiting to the post of Research Fellow - African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB).
  • The successful candidate will work as part of a team with the Principal Investigator, two other Research Fellows, five Research Assistants, and the Project Administrator. He/she will lead research in one of AFRAB’s regions of concentrated research, namely, the region including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. He/ she will work in this region for three months a year during the first three years. His/her responsibilities will include, though not necessarily be confined to:
  • Conducting original archival and/or field-based research in at least three of the following four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria, for at least three months a year in years 1-3;
  • Supervising the activities of a Research Assistant in his/her project region during years 1-3 and mentoring the Research Assistant in collaboration with the PI;
  • This post is funded for 48 months in the first instance.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related subject; experience of conducting historical and/or socio-anthropological research in West Africa, ideally in one or more of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia; familiarity with the historiography of African slavery, abolition and emancipation.
  • Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
  • Candidates can address any questions relating to the vacancy to claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk, in the first instance.
  • We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • This full-time post is available from 1st January 2021 on a fixed term basis for two years.
  • The post: The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a Leverhulme Research Project Grant, ‘Warnings from the Archive: A Century of British Intervention in the Middle East’, led by Dr Owen Thomas and Prof Catriona Pennell. This interdisciplinary project encompasses International Relations, History, and Political Science. It is a systematic archive-based comparison of two official inquiries, one hundred years apart, into British military intervention in Iraq: the Mesopotamia Commission (1917) and the Iraq Inquiry (2016). The project will deconstruct these inquiries to understand the contexts, values, cultures and beliefs that have shaped British grand strategy, the lessons learnt and lost from a century of intervention, and the voices heard and unheeded.
  • The successful applicant will work under the direction of Dr Thomas and Prof Pennell to conduct literature reviews, exploration of physical and digital archives, and discourse analyses. The post will include co-authoring peer-reviewed journal articles, disseminating findings, coordinating a workshop and journal special issue, producing an open-access digital catalogue of the project’s archival, and developing a project website (including podcasts and teaching materials).
  • The successful applicant will possess:
  • a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study, including but not limited to Political Science, International Relations and History;
  • knowledge of the broad history and workings of the British state and government, with specific reference to imperial/foreign policy (diplomatic, political, colonial) in the 20th century);
  • extensive archival experience (including working with digital archives), and possess sufficient specialist knowledge and track record of engagement with critical theoretical and methodologies approaches to History and/or International Relations
  • track record of engagement with critical theoretical and methodologies approaches to History and/or International Relations (including poststructuralist and postcolonial approaches);
  • ability to work collaboratively, independently or as a supervisor of research assistants to execute and develop project workstreams.
  • commitment to dissemination and outreach.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Associate - Deadline: 9 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate to the 3-year AHRC-funded project Iona's Namescape: place-names and their dynamics in Iona and its environs. The core of the project is a full place-name survey of Iona and Staffa; the project will also investigate the earliest records of Iona; the names of its monuments; how Iona's place-names relate to the neighbouring island of Mull; and issues of authority and authenticity relating to place-names and heritage. There will be extensive public engagement work, both with local communities and with the two heritage bodies most responsible for Iona, the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.
  • The RA will work across the whole project, and alongside the Principal Investigator (Prof. Thomas Clancy) and the other team members: Prof. Katherine Forsyth (Co-Investigator), Dr Alasdair Whyte (Co-Investigator), Dr Mairi MacArthur and Gilbert Márkus (RAs) and Brian Aitken (Systems Developer). The RA will have primary responsibility for data gathering (including fieldwork), analysis, and data-base population; conference and KE event organisation; and editing an essay collection. The RA will be an author on the survey volume of Iona place-names, and will contribute to other outputs across the project, including papers / articles of their own or joint authorship.
  • The post holder will be qualified to SCQF level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s) and have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the field of onomastics, and specifically Scottish onomastics, as well as other fields relating to the research (e.g. Scottish history, insular religious history, etc.).
  • This post is full time with funding up to 3 years.
  • For further information and to apply online : https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=041031

University of Graz (AUT) - Two University Assistant positions (with/without doctorate) in Contemporary Global History - Deadline: 12 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • At the University of Graz, researchers and students work across a broad disciplinary spectrum to enlarge our knowledge, and find strategies to deal with challenges our society is confronted with and to shape tomorrow’s world. The University of Graz is a place which combines high quality academic research and teaching, where achievement is rewarded, careers are promoted, and social diversity is encouraged – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!
  • The Professorship for Contemporary History researches processes of global interconnectivity between technology, economies, consumption, science, and communications. It analyzes how actors in various regions of the world confronted global challenges, such as combatting famine or developing infrastructure. The professorship also studies how these actors lived and moved, what they knew, and how they experienced everyday life.
  • The Institute of History is looking for an University Assistant with doctorate
  • (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of October 1st 2020)
  • Your duties: Develop and undertake a research project in contemporary global history; the job holder is given the opportunity to write a habiliation thesis or a comparable scholarly qualification (e.g. a „second book“), Independently carry out teaching duties and advise students, Participate in developing new research projects as well as conceptualizing workshops and other events, Help further the online presence of the department, Contribute to departmental administration
  • Your profile: Doctorate in History with research interests in contemporary global history, International research experience, Engaged internationally in publishing and delivering professional papers, Fluency in German, English, and at least one other foreign language, Demonstrate an engaged, independent, as well as team-oriented work ethic, Interested in the Digital Humanities and engaging the broader public with history, Open to interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Our offer
  • Classification - Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1
  • Minimum salary - The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 3889.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.
  • We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.
  • Application Deadline: August 12th 2020
  • Reference Number: MB/191/99 ex 2019/20
  • If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and attach curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of diplomas and other academic credentials, a writing sample (published article or dissertation chapter) and a short project proposal (max. 5 pp.) to: bewerbung@uni-graz.at
  • For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Christiane Berth at christiane.berth@hist.unibe.ch.
  • The Institute of History is looking for an University Assistant without doctorate
  • (30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of October 1st 2020)
  • Your duties: Develop and undertake a dissertation project closely aligned with the chair’s research foci, Independently carry out teaching duties and advise students, Help further the online presence of the department, Assist the chair in organizational duties, e.g. planning workshops and conferences, Contribute to departmental administration
  • Your profile: Distinction in a historically-oriented Master’s program, Interested in the Digital Humanities and Global History, Fluency in German and English; command of at least one other foreign language at the B-2 level or higher, Experience abroad, Possess an engaged, methodical, and team-oriented work ethic, Creative with a scholarly sense of curiosity
  • Our offer
  • Classification: Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1
  • Minimum salary - The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2196.80 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.
  • We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.
  • Application Deadline: August 12th 2020
  • Reference Number: MB/192/99 ex 2019/20
  • If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and attach curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas and other academic credentials as well a copy of your Master’s Thesis as a PDF to: bewerbung@uni-graz.at
  • For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Christiane Berth at christiane.berth@hist.unibe.ch.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Latina/o Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships at Illinois - Deadline: 4 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates. These are one-year appointments with a start date of August 16, 2021. The associates are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 2021-May 2022). They are also expected to give a presentation on their research project and to teach one of the department’s regularly offered undergraduate courses. The associates will be housed in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, but will also be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies.
  • Stipend and Benefits: $47,476 salary over a 12-month period. Additional $5,000 for research expenses. Comprehensive benefit package.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (received after August 15, 2016). Individuals working toward a Ph.D. will be considered, but the dissertation must be defended and deposited prior to August 16, 2021. The primary focus of the successful candidates’ research must be U.S. Latinas/Latinos. Research from all disciplines and interdisciplines are eligible and will be considered.
  • These are external appointments. Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for these appointments.
  • To Apply: Create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://go.illinois.edu/LatinaLatinoStudiesPostDocFellowshipApplication and upload your application materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of the research/writing project to be undertaken during the appointment
  • Scholarly writing sample (20 page minimum)
  • Graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may be requested at a later date)
  • Contact information for two professional references.
  • For candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. at the time of application, one of these letters must be from the chair of the dissertation committee addressing the likelihood of completion by the starting date of the fellowship. Note: Letters of reference cannot be uploaded. You must request that your letter writers email (preferably) or mail their recommendations directly to the department (by the deadline): M. Laura Castañeda, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana, IL 61801 - E-mail: mlcastan@illinois.edu
  • To be considered, applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • For further information about the fellowship, contact the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at [[]] or visit: (https://lls.illinois.edu/academics/postdoctoral-program).

University of Leicester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, is seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Associate for the research training team of the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project, funded by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund. The overall project is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Durham and Leicester, searching for and recording significant archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa (from Mauretania to Iran), using satellite imagery and aerial photography, in order to aid understanding for their future protection and management.
  • You will support the training work of the Endangered Archaeology project with trainees from our MENA region partners, in particular the national archaeological services of Libya and Tunisia. The training and ongoing support primarily relates to remote sensing, database and GIS techniques for heritage protection purposes.
  • You will support the Training Manager at Leicester to develop and deliver training materials related to the EAMENA project. The training will be delivered remotely in late 2020.
  • About you: With a completed, or near completed PhD in archaeology and some familiarity with the heritage of the Middle East and North Africa you will also be able to display;
  • Other essential requirements:
  • Demonstrated expertise in computer applications in archaeology, include GIS and satellite image analysis
  • A strong record in research and publication, suitable for career stage
  • Experience in delivering training in these methods and/or in remote training
  • Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation to work within established archaeological research programmes, and specifically in North Africa
  • Ability to work well in a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to plan, implement and deliver programmes of work.
  • Desirables
  • Experience of the use of video recording and/or online training
  • Experience working with Arches database, with satellite imagery and generally good IT skills
  • Knowledge of Arabic or French
  • Additional information: For informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Mattingly on djm7@le.ac.uk
  • We anticipate that interviews will take place on either 16 or 17 September 2020.

University of Liverpool (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant (RA1) to support Dr Ruth Nugent at the University of Liverpool, as part of her UKRI Future Leader’s Fellowship Digital Library of British Historic Mortuary Science and Investigation.
  • You will assist in sourcing, translating, and contextualising medieval (i.e. pre-Reformation) accounts of exhumation, in England, Scotland, and Wales from online digital repositories, focusing on bodies exhumed from Christian contexts. Such accounts may be real, imagined or embellished and include but are not limited to: saints’ translations, movement of royal bodies and burials, and relocation of burials for pragmatic reasons. You should have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a field of study relevant to the project. The post is available until 31 October 2021.
  • Job Ref: 021990

University of Michigan (USA:MI - Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship (African Diaspora or Native American Arts and Visual Cultures) - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for the Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship, dedicated this year to Afro-Diasporic, African American, and Native American/ Indigenous/First Nations arts and visual cultures.
  • Especially welcome are applicants proposing new critical conversations across disciplines, connecting art history to the environment, philosophical humanities, medicine, science and technology, religion, museology, and other creative realms.
  • The one-year appointment begins September 1, 2021, with possible one-year renewal.
  • A PhD in a relevant specialization, acquired within the past five years, is required before appointment.
  • The Forsyth Fellow will teach two courses per year. They will work with a mentor, who will help open doors to the UM community, providing guidance as requested or needed.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, writing sample (35 pages maximum), and three letters of reference. Submit materials via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/77637) by December 15, 2020. For further information, please contact Jessica Pattison (Executive Secretary, Department of the History of Art) at histart-execsec@umich.ed

University of Michigan (USA:MI) - Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, Postdoc ("Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity") - Deadline: 19 October 2020[edit | edit source]

The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. Position offers pending final approval, we are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Theme Year, "Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity." Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean world as it is in the present. We aim to explore the diversity of religious, cultural, and political life during the period of the Second Temple, from after the Babylonian Exile up to and including the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

The modern notion of Second Temple Judaism was originally shaped by Christian scholars who imagined it as the “intertestamental” period between the Old and the New Testaments, or as the “age of Jesus.” On the other hand, Jewish scholars were uncomfortable with the periodization, only gradually accepting the notion that a significant transition also occurred between “Biblical” and “Rabbinic” Judaism, or “from the Bible to the Mishnah.” Second Temple Judaism, however, is much more than just a combination of “proto-Rabbinic” and “proto-Christian” traditions. It was the seedbed for multiple, distinctive worldviews, as recorded by Josephus and attested by the Dead Sea Scrolls, the so-called OT Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, and the rich literature of Hellenistic Judaism.

The Frankel Institute aims to develop fruitful conversation about ancient Jewish diversity. We invite fellows to question the separation of the “canonical” from the “non-canonical,” and the “Christian” from the “Jewish.” We particularly welcome proposals that integrate the “traditional” tools of philology, intellectual and social history, and archaeology with “newer” methods of analysis (gender studies, post-colonial studies, etc.). By bringing together a group of international scholars who approach the material from different perspectives in an interdisciplinary and inclusive fashion, the Frankel Institute seeks to contribute to our understanding of the vibrant diversity of Second Temple Judaism and redefine its place within Jewish Studies.

Applications and Letters of Recommendation are due by Oct 19, 2020

Applications are reviewed by the Institute’s Steering Committee and at least two external evaluators drawn from the Institute’s Academic Advisory Board.  Notifications will be made no later than March 2021.

Document Checklist

To complete your application, you will need to upload the following documents in PDF format.

  • Abstract of your proposed fellowship project (100 words)
  • Description of your proposed fellowship project (1,000 words)
  • Current CV with a list of your publications
  • 1-2 samples of completed work and/or work in progress (not more than 40 pages each)

All documents and other materials must be in English.

Letters of Recommendation

  1. Letters of recommendation will be solicited and submitted within the online application.
  2. You must request three letters of recommendation.
  3. Letters of recommendation are due by Oct. 19, 2020, so please be sure to give your recommenders enough time to submit their letters.  We recommend requesting your letters of recommendation as early as possible. 

Eligibility

Fellowship applications are accepted from both tenured and untenured faculty as well as from recent Ph.D.’s without a tenure-track position and professors emeriti. Where appropriate, applications are accepted from independent artists, documentary film-makers, and writers.

You may apply either for a full academic year fellowship or for a single semester. Past Frankel Institute Fellows must have a 4 year break before they are eligible to apply.

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts Faculty Eligibility:

All LSA faculty eligible to apply must be tenure–track, full–time faculty members engaged in major scholarly and/or creative projects in the humanities and/or interpretive sciences. They must have completed two consecutive terms of full–time teaching since their last leave of any kind. As this is a scholarly activity leave, terms on this award do not count toward sabbatical. Further, LSA faculty may apply to only one of the following in a given year: (1) Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, (2) Institute for the Humanities, or (3) Michigan Humanities awards.

University of Michigan Emeritus faculty members are not eligible for the fellowship.

Compensation

Depending on rank, experience, and length of stay at the Institute, Fellows receive compensation ranging between $45,000–$66,000.  Additionally, University of Michigan health benefits are available for fellows who carry a 50% or greater appointment for four consecutive months.

Contact

Please contact js-secretary-admin@umich.edu with any questions regarding the application.

University of Oklahoma, Norman (USA:OK) - Newman Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • We seek to hire a Newman Post-Doctoral Fellow with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on China’s growing influence around the world and the role of American multinational corporations in U.S.-China relations. The individual will assist with the research initiatives of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, support the Institute’s biannual symposia, help to organize and participate in the Institute’s events, teach one interdisciplinary course on China in a comparative or global context in the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) per year, and deliver a research presentation per semester.
  • Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) political science, international relations, China Studies, economics, political economy, security studies, public policy, history, sociology, and geography. Chinese language and quantitative research skills are strongly preferred.
  • We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2021). Applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, a single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, three recommendation letters, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion by November 15, 2020 for full consideration. The Newman Post-Doc Fellowship will commence on August 1, 2021 and end on July 31, 2023. The salary will be $40,000 per year and the Institute will provide fringe benefits.
  • The Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies was established in 2006 with the generous financial support of Harold J. & Ruth Newman. It seeks to establish national distinctiveness and preeminence in enhancing the understanding and management of U.S.-China relations by simultaneously addressing two sets of interrelated issue clusters—the security, technology, economic, environmental, political, and public health (STEEPP) issues, and the instrumental role culture plays in shaping how the two nations perceive and engage each other. Additional information about the Institute’s activities may be found at https://www.ou.edu/cis/sponsored_programs/institute-for-us-china-issues.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 - European Networks - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the team working on a major 5-year research project, Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant scheme. The Researcher will join the team from January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The project is led by Professor Catherine R. Schenk at the University of Oxford. The overall objective is to analyse the changing shape of international banking networks across the 20th century using an innovative methodology that allows greater specificity and inclusion than ever before.
  • Alongside a cohort of three to five Post-Doctoral researchers, the Researcher will be attached to a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis to analyse the dynamics of correspondent banking relationships in Europe during this period, including the banks' strategy and the impact of economic and political shocks.
  • You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline, which may include expertise in financial history or another cognate discipline and knowledge of European economic history from 1870-2000. You will have demonstrable experience in advanced statistical methods, (e.g. R, GIS) and experience in archival research. Fluency in reading more than one European language, with willingness to travel to archives in Europe where appropriate, is essential.
  • You will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate in a relevant field. You will have excellent communication and data handling skills, a demonstrable capacity for independent research and be capable of managing your own academic research and associated activities.
  • These posts are full time, fixed-term for three years.
  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Catherine R Schenk: Catherine.schenk@history.ox.ac.uk.
  • Applications for this post must be made online. To apply, and for more details, please click on the links below.
  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 30th October 2020.
  • https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=147765

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher on the 'Emptiness' Project (2 posts) - Deadline: 23 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford
  • Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
  • The duration of the fellowship is 3.5 years, starting in January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • We are seeking up to two postdoctoral researchers for the European Research Council project "Emptiness: Living Capitalism and Democracy After (Post)Socialism." The project will study the emptying cities, towns, and villages in Eastern Europe and Russia through the lens of "emptiness" as a concrete historical formation that has emerged in conditions when socialist modernity is gone and promises of capitalist modernity have failed. More specifically, it will: (1) study the experiences and narratives of emptiness and emptying; (2) examine the politics and governance of emptying and emptiness; and (3) use postsocialist "emptying" and "emptiness" as lenses for analysing global reconfigurations of relations between capital, the state, people, and place at a time when capital flows and statecraft are increasingly concentrated in "global cities," with the rest of urban and non-urban spaces becoming radically disconnected.
  • If appointed, you will join a research team led by Dr Dace Dzenovska and hosted by the University of Oxford's School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Oxford. You will be responsible for developing and carrying out your own original project in Ukraine, Belarus, or Russia (other locations in the former socialist world may be considered) within the analytical frame of the project. You will undertake collaborative work with other team members, contribute to the refinement of the analytical frame, develop methodology, participate in cross-field visits, and produce outputs in the form of conference presentations, web material, journal articles, and a chapter for an edited volume. You may have the opportunity to teach in the field and/or in Oxford.
  • You are expected to spend the first 6 months preparing your research component in collaboration with other team members, based in Oxford at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Banbury Road Oxford (or remotely, if travel is not possible). Fieldwork in whichever country is relevant to your project is set to begin in the summer of 2021.
  • You will hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil in anthropology or cognate discipline (geography, sociology, history), have previous experience of regional specialisation in postsocialist contexts and possess expertise in relevant topics, such as capitalism, urban/rural development, space and place, or another project-related topic. You must have excellent spoken and written academic English and good language capabilities in Russian and/or the language spoken in the field. You must have fieldwork experience, familiarity with ethnographic methods and a demonstrated ability to publish in internationally recognised journals. You should be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities
  • The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 September 2020.

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=146862

Closing Date: 23-SEP-2020 12:00

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Wolf Humanities Center Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2021-2022 ("Migration") - Deadline: 15 October 2020[edit | edit source]

Description

The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2021-2022 academic year, our topic will be MIGRATION

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $59,300 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

We are keen to support projects that contribute to the dismantling of racism as it exists within the humanities. We know that such efforts can take an infinite variety of forms, and we encourage you to include in the course of your application an explanation of how your scholarship contributes to this effort if it does.

Qualifications

  • The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).
  • Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand, or have passed your defense, no later than December 1, 2020 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2021). You are eligible to apply if you pass your defense by December 1, 2020, but will not graduate until May 2021.
  • Scholars are required to spend the year (August–May) in residence at Penn.
  • During their year in residence, Fellows pursue their proposed research, are required to teach one course during the year, and must also participate in the Center's weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:50), presenting their research at one of those seminars.
  • The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Visa eligibility: International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). Scholars seeking to hold an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at Penn are ineligible (no exceptions can be made). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship. If awarded a fellowship, international scholars are required to be in residence August 1, 2021–May 31, 2022.

University of Southern Californa (USA:CA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 13 November 2020[edit | edit source]

The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities invites applications for our 2021-2023 cohort of postdoctoral fellows.

The USC Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary community that supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Each year the Society admits roughly five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Society, the host department, and the university. The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $65,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

For more information about the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, visit our website.

To apply for the 2021–2023 cohort, candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2017 and must have completed their doctoral degree by July 1, 2021. Scholars who received their doctorates from the University of Southern California are not eligible to apply. Non U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants’ research and teaching must be in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Applications must be submitted via secure application portal; applications sent by email will not be accepted.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 13, 2020, 5pm PST.

Applicants should submit:

  • A finished and complete online application
  • A cover letter, up to three pages single-spaced. The letter should indicate the applicant’s primary field of research and desired departmental affiliation. It should also outline in brief the research the applicant intends to complete at USC. Scholars working across disciplines may indicate the various fields their research addresses and, if desired, additional possible departmental affiliations. In addition to the Society of Fellows, the University of Southern California is home to multiple institutes, centers, and programs in the humanities (see https://dornsife.usc.edu/levan-institute/humanities-at-usc/). If your research interests align with those of any of these programs, please indicate this in your cover letter. If the dissertation has not been completed, the letter should detail its progress, timeline to completion, and scheduled or proposed defense date should the fellowship be awarded.
  • A CV
  • A writing sample of one dissertation chapter or article (no length requirement.)
  • The names of two faculty members who can supply letters of reference directly to USC. Referees will be contacted by email and should submit letters of reference electronically. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the submitted email addresses for referees are accurate.

University of Sussex (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (I) in Digital Culture - Deadline: 31 July 2020[edit | edit source]

Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: Fixed term for 2 years 

Closing Date: 31 July 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview Date: TBC

Expected Start Date: 1 September 2020

The School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in Digital Culture from 1 September 2020 to contribute to developing research in digital media cultures in the school. 

The successful candidate will normally:

Possess a completed doctorate in a relevant academic discipline.
Demonstrate evidence of engagement in high-quality research activity.
Contribute to the development of digital media, arts and humanities research.
Engage with digital production, arts and/or cultural practices, and/or digital humanities and methods.
Demonstrate research links to feminist science studies, critical race studies and/or work on gender and sexuality. 
Please contact Professor Kate O’Riordan: k.oriordan@sussex.ac.uk  for informal enquiries. 

Applications are particularly welcomed from black and minority ethnic candidates, and people living with disability, who are under-represented in academic posts in the school. We believe that the diversity of our staff and student community is fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual exchange, and our interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/ 

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page. 

University of Tokyo (JPN) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher) at Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo
  • Field of Expertise: Tokyo College is looking to invite researchers from a broad range of fields under the research theme, "The Earth and Human Society in 2050", and carry out interdisciplinary collaboration to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and inclusive future of humanity. Applicants’ field of expertise should be related to at least one of the following five research foci; topics that range across multiple themes are also welcome.
  • Digital Revolution and Future of Humanity
  • Tackling the Planetary Boundaries through Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • Japan Viewed from Inside and Outside
  • Humanities in 2050 - World Philosophy, World History and World Literature -
  • Life and its Value for Future Society
  • Job Description
  • Postdoctoral researchers are expected to: pursue their own research objectives through an interdisciplinary lens undertake collaborative research with researchers both within and outside of Japan actively expand research collaborations and networks within the country and overseas actively attend or host research seminars at Tokyo College, including seminars/events to be broadcasted online engage in academic outreach through dissemination of research outcomes
  • 4.Terms: The appointment must start anytime between April 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. It is a fixed term, three-year contract without extension.
  • 5. Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field obtained not earlier than five years prior to the contract starting date. Applicants scheduled to obtain a Ph.D. degree before the starting date are also eligible to apply.Good communication skills in English. No Japanese language skills required. We encourage applications from scholars who have had none or limited opportunities to be based at Japanese institutions and wish to build academic networks in Japan and abroad.
  • 6. Compensation & Benefits: Annual gross salary is JPY 6,000,000 plus benefits, and may rise within the range of JPY 6,000,000 – JPY 7,200,000, depending on annual performance. Commuter allowance: maximum JPY 55,000 per month Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT* Mutual Aid Association membership, employees’ pension, unemployment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance. (*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Vacation: Annual paid vacation, sick leave (paid), special vacation (paid) Research fund: Maximum JPY 1,000,000 per annum will be provided which can be used to cover research related expenses, including books or references, travel expenses, etc. Relocation support for researchers from overseas: Tokyo College will provide support including obtaining a work visa and finding accommodation.
  • 7. Employment Status and Working Hours: In principle, postdoctoral fellows are employed full-time by the University of Tokyo. The working hours may be made more flexible by adopting a discretionary labor system (exemption system) for this position and are left to the employees’ discretion. Other terms and conditions on this employment status shall be subject to the University of Tokyo working regulations.
  • 8. Place of Work: This position is based at Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, [[]] JAPAN)
  • 9. Application Materials
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including name(s) of the potential University of Tokyo faculty member who you would like to be hosted by. You do not need to contact them in advance.
  • names and contact details of 2 referees
  • preferred starting date
  • Curriculum vitae (including publication list)
  • Research statement (maximum 4 pages; indicate how your topic fits with one or more of the five research fields of the Tokyo College)
  • 10. Application and Selection Process - Application deadline: September 30, 2020 in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Submission: All the application materials should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online by the application deadline:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16616. Submission through email or postal mail will not be accepted. All the documents are required to be in English.
  • Selection process: After an initial screening process, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. Applicants who have not been shortlisted will be notified about the decision.

University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Resaerch Fellow - Deadline: 5 Sept. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The University of York wishes to appoint a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust as part of its Research Leadership Award (2016) to Dr. Timothy Stanton for his project Rethinking Civil Society: History, Theory, Critique. The successful applicant will join a team of eight doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working on this five-year project, which explores the origins and development of ideas of ‘civil society’ in Western political thought since Aristotle. Its several research streams chart in closer detail the processes of linguistic and conceptual change through which the meaning of civil society shifts in its sense and reference, against the highly particular institutional and cultural backgrounds in which the abstract term collides with lived reality, whether in Renaissance Florence, post-Reformation Europe, Restoration England, Weimar Germany, or in contemporary Turkey and India.
  • The post holder will be required to:
  • Conduct research and contribute to the production of research on the meaning and history of civil society in Western political thought.
  • Contribute to a scholarly publication of texts relating to the understanding of civil society in English/English translation.
  • Translate and provide informed scholarly commentary upon texts in the political Aristotelian tradition.
  • Contribute to a collaborative research project on civil society.
  • Analyse research results and disseminate the conclusions of your research through academic publications and by other means as required.
  • Where appropriate, assist with undergraduate teaching.
  • This Fellowship is available to outstanding candidates seeking to conduct research on competing ideas of civil society in the period c.1580-1680, with special emphasis on attempts to uphold an Aristotelian conception of politics in the face of the rise of the modern sovereign state. The successful candidate will possess the intellectual and practical skills needed to select and where necessary translate, annotate, contextualise, and prepare a range of relevant texts for print publication within a Reader or Anthology, and to use these texts to fertilize additional academic publications. They will have a first degree in history, politics, philosophy or a related discipline, and a PhD in intellectual history, the history of political thought or philosophy or similar. They will demonstrate extensive knowledge of intellectual history/the history of political thought and of different research techniques and methodologies. They will be able to demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary approaches drawing on insights from across the humanities, the language skills needed to read and translate early modern Latin texts into English, and the ability to write up research work for academic publication in respected journals and/or by university presses. Some familiarity with the German scholarship on the political Aristotelians is desirable.
  • Applications should be made via the e-recruiter online application system.
  • The post is available for 2 years on a full-time basis. Potential applications are encouraged to contact the project leader, Tim Stanton (tim.stanton@york.ac.uk), or its administrator, Julia Smith (julia.m.smith@york.ac.uk) for informal discussion or further information. The closing date for applications is ASAP. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing ASAP after that by Zoom.

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies.  Applications will be accepted from scholars in any field of Jewish Studies.  Preference will be given to applicants in American Jewish Studies and/or whose work engages such issues as Judaism and pluralism; or Judaism and gender and/or race relations, social movements and community practices.
  • The position is in the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies. It is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position is for the 2021-2022 academic year, with renewal possible for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The nine-month academic salary is $54,000.
  • Primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Expected to teach one course in Jewish Studies per semester: designed in consultation with an assigned faculty mentor and department chair.
  • Opportunity to continue research in their area of Jewish Studies.
  • Give one talk/lecture for the department relating to their area of research.
  • Required Qualifications: Applicants must have earned the Ph.D. by the beginning of the fall semester 2021 and not earlier than 2018.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 11, 2021. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25-30 p.), a research statement, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly by recommender) to:   http://apply.interfolio.com/80175

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Washington University in St. Louis announces the twentieth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2021, and no earlier than June 30, 2016) for a position as Fellow. In September 2021, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary. The Fellowship salary is not yet finalized, but will be not less than $55,000 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their tenure, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to reviewers in other disciplines), a brief proposal for a broadly encompassing interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at https://mii.wustl.edu/.  Please email us at mii@wustl.edu with additional questions.
  • Submit materials by December 4th, 2020.
  • Please apply via the Interfolio link on our website: https://mii.wustl.edu/how-to-apply/

Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities - Deadline: 3 Aug. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University seeks applications for the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities. The appointment period is from October 1, 2020 - June 30th, 2021.
  • The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with a faculty member to facilitate the yearlong Environmental Humanities workshop, a seminar discussion group that meets six times per semester as part of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Certificate Program. The fellow also may teach one course of their own design in the spring 2021 semester. The postdoctoral associate is invited to join the Yale Environmental Humanities Steering Committee, which is comprised of faculty and students and thus participate in the overall leadership and direction of Environmental Humanities at Yale.
  • Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2017 and June 15, 2020 specializing in the environment in East Asia from the perspective of literature, history, history of art, anthropology, religion, cinema, or another humanities perspective; during appointment, pursue a significant research and writing project; play an important leadership role in Yale’s new graduate certificate program in the environmental humanities; and co-facilitate the yearlong Environmental Humanities workshop. Expertise and engagement with public humanities or digital humanities particularly desirable. Proposals with single region or trans-regional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome. While residence in New Haven is strongly encouraged, due to the short timeline and unusual circumstances, it may be possible to work remotely, at least for the fall semester.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, brief course description, writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words, and the names and contact information for three references. Application review will start on August 3, 2020 and continue on a rolling basis. Confidential letters of recommendation and additional information may be solicited from finalists for the position.
  • All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/77562
  • Further information about the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Institute of Sacred Music - Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2020[edit | edit source]

  • The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to choral repertoire, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.
  • The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including
  • Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology
  • The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2020 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2021. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows . The application will be available online beginning on August 15, 2020. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows@yale.edu.
  • The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships
  • Home of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)-Department of Fine Arts & Art Museum-Postdoctoral Fellow[edit | edit source]

  • The Art Museum (AM), along with the Department of Fine Arts (FAA), is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow with an expertise in Chinese Buddhist art to examine the rubbings taken from various Buddhist sites and monuments located in China. The first pilot project selects the group of cave temples of Gongxian in Gongyi (Henan), and the research will contribute to a collaborative exhibition with mainland Chinese institutions.
  • Applicants should have (i) obtained a PhD degree within five years prior to the commencement of the appointment; (ii) expertise in Chinese Buddhist art or related field; and (iii) an excellent command of Chinese and English. 
  • The appointee is expected to work closely with AM and FAA on the Chinese Buddhist Rubbings project. He/she will be responsible for (a) conducting research on selected Chinese Buddhist rubbings in CUHK and preparing the catalogue raisonné; (b) assisting the Curators/Principal Investigators in the production of a project/exhibition catalogue; (c) contributing to curatorial work of the project exhibition; (d) engaging in academic activities of AM and FAA; and (e) teaching his/her specialisation for FAA at least one course or seminar per year. Duty travel will be required.
  • Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing November 2020, renewable subject to mutual agreement.
  • In the online application , applicants should submit a digital dossier which includes: (1) a statement of expertise (up to two pages), (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) a list of potential three referees, and (4) a writing sample.
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