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(12/16) Any others interested in removing the full job descriptions from this page - just including title, deadlines, links, and comments/update? This page is unnavigable. >> Please, do it! This page is so confusing! (12/16) >> Just saw this (12/30). Personally I wish that the full information had stayed on this page--sometimes web pages crash, and generally it's helpful to keep a record of what information these fellowships are requesting

I know this isn't a discussion board but I think this site should come with a disclaimer for the sake of our collective mental health: This wiki is so often a place of heartache, frustration, and disappointment. You are not your rejections. Do not blame yourself for the deteriorating conditions of the academic job market or the deep structural failures embedded within academia. You are enough. You matter as a person. Your survival and your joy are bigger than any fellowship or academic position.

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Upcoming Deadlines

July 2020

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

August 2020

  • 3 Aug. 2020: Aarhus University (DK:Mid), Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Moesgaard Postdoc
  • 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 History
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 23 Oct. 2020: Brown University (USA:RI) - Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program 2021-2023
  • 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

  • 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: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
  • 16 Nov. 2020: Princeton Universty (USA:NJ) - Fung Global Fellows
  • 19 Nov. 2020: University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Harvard University - Inequality in America Initiative 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Dartmouth University - Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2021-22
  • 23 Nov. 2020: University of Cambridge, Clare College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship 2021

December 2020

  • 1 Dec: Northwestern University (USA: IL): Science in Human Culture Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 1 Dec: Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Nord Postdoctoral Fellow at the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
  • 1 Dec: Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies
  • 1 Dec: Microsoft Research New England - postdoc with the Social Media Collective
  • 1 Dec: Washington College (USA:MA) - Patrick Henry History Fellow
  • 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
  • 6 Dec: Brown University (USA: RI) - Pembroke Center Research Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 14 Dec: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - American Culture Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Ethnic Studies
  • 14 Dec: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - American Culture Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of the St. Louis Region
  • 15 Dec: Amherst College (USA:MA) - Center for Humanistic Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship and Visiting Lecturer
  • 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
  • 15 Dec: University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • 15 Dec: Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:IA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
  • 18 Dec: Brown University, Providence (USA:RI) - Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 21 Dec: University of Oxford, Nuffield College (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher, International NGOs in the Long Humanitarian Century
  • 23 Dec: University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 30 Dec: University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, LatinX history
  • 30 Dec: University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology

January 2021

  • 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)
  • 4 Jan. 2021: University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellowships (multiple positions)
  • 4 Jan. 2021: University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow
  • 4 January 2021: Tulane University, New Orleans (USA:LA) Mellon Sawyer Seminar "Sites of Memory" Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 5 January 2021: University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociocultural Anthropology
  • 7 January 2021: Stanford University (USA: CA) - Clayman Institute for Gender Research
  • 10 Jan. 2021: University of Copenhagen (DNK) - POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY, c. 1650-1850 (enslaved mobility)
  • 11 Jan. 2021: Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Friedman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • 11 Jan. 2021: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships (History; Literature and Culture)
  • 11 Jan. 2021: Haverford College (USA: PA)- The Senses and the Sensible - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2021-2023
  • 11 Jan. 2021: University of Oxford, Nuffield College (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher: History of Slavery in the City of London
  • 15 January 2021: California Institute of Technology (USA:CA) 2021-2023 "STEM and Inequality" Postdoctoral Instructorship
  • 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
  • 15 January 2021: New York Public Library (USA:NY) 2021-22 National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Boston University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Emory University (USA:GA), Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Jan. 2021: University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Age of Jefferson (1776-1860)
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Georgetown University (USA:DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies
  • 15 Jan. 2021: GIGA, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow India / Asia
  • 15 Jan. 2021: GIGA, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow Middle East and North Africa
  • 15 Jan. 2021: GIGA, German Institute For Global and Area Studies (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow Middle East and North Africa and / or Asia
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Reed College (USA:OR) - One-Year Visiting Position in the Religions of China
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Princeton Writing Program (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Lectureship
  • 21 Jan. 2021: Northumbria University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in History
  • 22 Jan. 2021: North Arizona University (USA:AZ) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Martin Springer Institute)
  • 22 Jan. 2021: University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in the Study of Race and Anti-Racism
  • 22 Jan. 2021: University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Fellow
  • 29 Jan. 2021: American Philosophical Society (USA:PA) - 2021-2022 Fellowship Opportunities in Native American and Indigenous Studies; Early American History & Culture; and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society
  • 29 Jan. 2021: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department I (DEU) - Postdoctoral Fellow]
  • 20 Jan. 2021: University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Academic Administration
  • 30 January 2021: Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - HUMAN+ Postdoctoral Fellowships

February 2021

  • 1 Feb. 2021: Center for Italian Modern Art (USA:NY) - Summer/Fall 2021 Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2021: University of Notre Dame (USA:IA) - Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2021: University of Notre Dame (USA:IA) - Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Feb. 2021: The University of Hong Kong (HK) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 1 Feb. 2021: Stanford University (USA:CA) - Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • 1 Feb. 2021: University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1 Feb. 2021: Brown University (USA: RI) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Modern Media and Culture
  • 11 Feb. 2021: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP) - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Korea)
  • 12 Feb. 2021: University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain, 2021-2025
  • 15 Feb. 2021: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 21 Feb. 2021: University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Research Associate: Priests in a Post-Imperial World 900-1050
  • 24 Feb. 2021: University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant
  • 24 Feb. 2021: University of the West of England (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Feminist Labour History)
  • 25 Feb. 2021: Emory University (USA:GA), 2021-22 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships.
  • 28 Feb. 2021: University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate

March 2021

  • 1 Mar. 2021: Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies
  • 1 Mar. 2021: Siena College (USA:NY) - Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Era Studies
  • 5 Mar. 2021: University of Oxford, Oriel College (UK:Eng) - Turpin Junior Research Fellowship
  • 6 Mar. 2021: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History
  • 8 Mar. 2021: Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - Postdoctoral Research Scholar
  • 11 Mar. 2021: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - Assistant Professor in the area of Modern History
  • 11 Mar. 2021: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia  (ITL) Assistant Professor in the area of History of Religion
  • 11 Mar. 2021: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - Assistant Professor in the area of History of Science and Technology
  • 14 Mar. 2021: University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow in Hungarian History
  • 15 Mar. 2021: University of New South Wales (AUS) - 3 x Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History & Population
  • 15 Mar. 2021: University of Oxford, Pembroke College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellowship
  • 15 Mar. 2021: University of Oxford, St Annes College (UK:Eng) - The Plumer Junior Research Fellowship in History
  • 15 Mar. 2021: Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate for the Scarlet and Black Project
  • 15 Mar. 2021: Temple University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 15 Mar. 2021: Parsons, The New School (NYC) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professor in Black Visual Culture
  • 17 Mar. 2021: University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (Strathclyde Business School)

April 2021

  • 1 Apr. 2021: Queen's University (CAN) - Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History
  • 9 Apr. 2021: British School At Athens (GRC) - 1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies (Early Career)

Postdocs

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

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.

Link: arts.au.dk/en

Updates:


American Philosophical Society (USA:PA) - 2021-2022 Fellowship Opportunities in Native American and Indigenous Studies; Early American History & Culture; and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society - Deadline: 29 Jan. 2021

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History & Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Links:

Updates:


Amherst College: Faculty Search: Center for Humanistic Inquiry Review begins Dec. 15

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) at Amherst College seeks scholars from across the disciplines for full-time, two-year appointments as CHI Fellows and visiting lecturers.  In colloquy with one another and the Amherst community, CHI Fellows will explore the theme “Black: Here and Now.” We invite applications from scholars whose research or creative work takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below).

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/80165

Updates:

Applied 5x

Any updates?

Nothing yet 1/11/21

Northing either. 1/12

Nothing: 1/12

Anyone hear anything? Nope x1

1/29/21: Email notifying me that I am a finalist and to schedule an interview between February 2-February 12.

  • Did anyone else hear that they were finalists today? (1/29)
  • 2/2/21: Received same email as well notifying me that I'm a finalist and to schedule an interview
  • Had anyone else heard anything either way? And do finalists happen to know how many are on the short list?
  • Not sure about shortlist, but there are 5 spots and finalists should hear back in early March.

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - Postdoctoral Research Scholar- Deadline: 8 Mar. 2021

The School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in social thought, political history, and/or political institutions to begin Fall 2021.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on European, British, or American political history. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year (July 1-June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the program.

Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/82071

Updates:


Boston University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies, with a possible renewal for a second year.

Link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28655/discussions/6697640/featured-job-postdoctoral-associate-elie-wiesel-center-jewish#:~:text=Postdoctoral%20Associate%20in%20Jewish%20Studies&text=The%20Fellowship%20provides%20a%20stipend,the%20subject%20of%20their%20research.

Updates:


British School At Athens (GRC) - 1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies (Early Career) - Deadline: 9 Apr. 2021

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the inaugural “1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies”. This three-year (fixed term) Fellowship is tenable at post-doctoral level and is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Fellow will have the lead academic responsibility for delivering the objectives of the BSA research project, Unpublished Archives of British Philhellenism During the Greek Revolution of 1821, carried out in collaboration with the National Library of Greece and as outlined in the Further Particulars.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEE761/1821-fellowship-in-modern-greek-studies-early-career

Updates:


Brown University - Pembroke Center Research Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline December 6

In 2021-22, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research fellow positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "Color".  Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

Link: https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/research-pembroke-center/postdoctoral-fellowships

Updates:

Applied (12/06)

Request for writing samples (12/16)

-Any news? (1/29) x2 I sent a writing sample and haven't heard since (2/10)

-I emailed them to ask last week, they said they are expecting to have decisions by the end of this week, but I haven't heard anything yet (2/12)

-Rejection, after sending writing sample (2/16) x3

Brown University - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality​ - Deadline January 8th

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post-1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/80616

Updates:

Applied: 1x

Brown University–Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Humanities

The Department of Hispanic Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Department of American Studies and Ethnic Studies jointly invite applications for an International Humanities Fellowship offered by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2021.

https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2952/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-international-humanities/?porder=Postdoctoral+fellow&so=Date&ix=1#top-pagination

Applied: 1X1

Brown University - Post-doctoral Fellowship Mellon Sawyer Seminar Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America - Deadline February 1st

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ), and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a one-year non-renewable postdoctoral fellowship as part of the 2021-2022 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/80507

Updates:

Applied: 1x


Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: December 18, 2020

The Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship program identifies promising Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented groups and/or those who have demonstrated support for underrepresented groups through their teaching and research to spend up to 2 years at Brown University. The program continues to be a priority for Brown in bringing diverse scholars to the university with the ultimate goal of changing the professoriate here and beyond.

Link: brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/initiatives/presidential-diversity-postdoctoral-fellowship

Updates:

  • Applied 4x
  • 2/10 Has anyone heard about this fellowship?
  • 2/22 I wrote to ask about decisions, and they said they might be announced as early as tomorrow, and definitely sometime this week.
  • 2/23 Does anyone know if they did interviews or requested more materials? i.e. if we've heard nothing are we still in the running? << I have heard nothing since I applied.
  • 2/25 Offer received << Congratulations!
  • 2/25 Has anyone received a rejection?


Brown University Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-2023 - Deadline: October 23, 2020

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from across the social sciences on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context.

Updates:

  • Any news? (01/26) --> I think they said mid-March on the website (1/26)
  • 1/29 rejection email received x 2
  • offer received 1/5

Brown University (USA: RI) 2021-2023 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Modern Media and Culture - Deadline: February 1, 2021

link: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/14193587/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-department-of-modern-culture-and-media

Updates: Anyone know anything on this one?

Nothing yet.

*Same, nothing yet. Since it seems limited to a Dept + Institute, most likely fewer applicants so we should hear something in March (4-6 weeks has been standard for me unless otherwise noted).

California Institute of Technology (USA:CA) 2021-2023 "STEM and Inequality" Postdoctoral Instructorship - Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship on the topic of "STEM and Inequality in the Twentieth Century," beginning Fall 2021.

Link: https://www.hss.caltech.edu/about/job-opportunities/stem-pd

Updates:

Any news? (01/25)

Candidates selected for interview (not me, I just inquired after not having heard anything). They say official notices for those who didn't make it will go out by the end of Feb.

Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Nord Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for The Virginia and Walter Nord Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/78160

Updates:

Any word?

  • I haven't heard anything. 1/12 (x1)

Anyone here anything?

2/4: I reached out to an admin a few days ago about the status of my application, or a timeline for any of the applications. There's been no response so far. /// Oof. Thanks to the poster below. Another one bites the dust. Best of luck.

2/4: First-round interviews are scheduled for next week. <-- All the best! Any chance you/anyone else knows if they are doing this discipline-wise? They had 3 mentioned in the CFA. <-- Thanks! Mine is in English.

Center for Italian Modern Art (USA:NY) - Summer/Fall 2021 Fellowships - Deadline: February 1, 2020

Each year the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) awards multiple CIMA Fellowships to support research and study of Italian modern and contemporary art for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible. CIMA offers a unique experience to its fellows: the annual exhibition serves as a hub for scholars from diverse academic backgrounds to share research derived from the artworks on view with each other and the public. Emphasis is split between individualized study—gaining an intimate knowledge of artists represented through close looking and through researching in depth a topic raised by the installation—and public discourse, as represented by collaboration on public programming and leading interactive exhibition tours. During their residency, fellows also have the opportunity to pursue their own research and connect with scholars and other professionals in and around New York.

Summer-Fall 2021 Fellowships

The exhibition for CIMA’s next season focuses on the early body of work created by the painter Mario Schifano (1934–1998) between 1960 and 1965. Originally planned for October 2020-June 2021, the exhibition has been rescheduled to January-November 2021 in order to maintain the necessary safety and weather the logistical disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As institutions worldwide are cancelling fellowship opportunities, CIMA is reaffirming the vital importance of new scholarship through the expansion of its fellowship program.

Link: https://cdn.italianmodernart.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CIMA_Call-for-Fellows-2021_Updated_v3.pdf

Updates:


Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (USA:NY) - Historian of Life Science - Deadline: January 7, 2021

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.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60485

Updates:


Columbia University (USA:NY) - Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021

  • The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in Slavery and the American University, beginning September 1, 2021. The initial term of appointment is September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The scholar will support the work of the Columbia and Slavery project, an on-going effort to examine Columbia University’s connections to slavery and its aftermaths. We welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds, including (but not limited to): African American history, the history of North American slavery and emancipation, the history of American higher education, the history of abolition, and New York City history. Experience in digital humanities and/or public humanities a plus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2021, and have completed the Ph.D. no sooner than January 1, 2018. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 25-50 page writing sample, and contact information for three academic references.

Link https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7032

Updates

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities (USA:NY) - Deadline: October 5, 2021

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University.

Link: https://sofcolumbia.onlineapplicationportal.com/misc/guidelines/

Updates:

  • Applied: 4x
  • Any updates? (12/07)
  • Nothing yet here (12/14) 3x
  • No updates yet (12/18)

Anything? (12/22)

heard from a friend they got an interview invitation (12/27)


1/4 - Anyone else hear anything? 1/11 - Nothing here yet. It's probably a rejection as website says you should assume so if you don't hear by end of December.

1/11 - no word so also assuming rejection based on website statement.

1/25 - Rejection (x6) "Many of our Fellows have received an offer to join us on a second try." Great but WTF did they do to sustain themselves in the meantime? <good point


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

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.

Link: https://www.chstm.org/fellowships/chstm-fellowships

Updates:


Dartmouth University (USA:NH) - 2021-22 Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2020

Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent PhDs, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit part of the work that is pursued.

Link: https://neukom.dartmouth.edu/funding/faculty/postdoctoral-fellows

Updates:

  • 12/17: Email saying decision would be made around the new year.
  • 12/17: Email: asking to confirm my availability; would be in contact after Jan 1
  • 12/22: 2nd poster here. Did anyone else got a similar email: asking to confirm availability/interest + notifications will be sent after Jan 1st? I'm wondering if I am reading too much into the wording of the email. -I got the exact same email, it didn't seem like there was any action we needed to take, right?
  • Any news for this position?
  • Same person who received + posted about 12/17 email = I haven't heard a thing and have been refreshing my inbox more times per day than I would like to admit. Was it just myself and other 12/17 poster who got that email from the dept? Any others?
  • I received the same email (12/17) but haven’t heard from them since then. Let’s hope we aren’t all out!
  • 01/22 Any news... anyone?


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

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.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60246

Updates:

  • Rejected Dec 14
  • Accepted Dec 14
  • Applied x1


Cornell University (USA:NY) Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: October 15, 2020

Klarman Fellowships are awarded to emerging researchers of exceptional promise in any of the disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University.

Link: https://as.cornell.edu/KlarmanFellows

Updates:

  • Applied: 3X
  • Accepted: x1
  • Any news??? Last year, finalists were invited by now.
  • Nothing here yet (11/23). Website says finalists will be contacted for interviews in early December.
  • Any day now ... Anyone got invited?
  • Haven't heard anything yet (12/05)
  • No word from them (12/09)
  • --Should we assume that we aren't selected if we haven't heard back by now (12/14)? It says "mid-December 2020 – mid-January 2021 Successful candidates are notified." I want to think that they are delayed due to covid, but we probably would have heard something by now. Has anyone tried contacting them?
  • Got interviewed on 12/09. They finalized the interview schedule by contacting shortlisted candidates right before thanksgiving. Good luck to those on the short list. Commiserations to those who couldn't make it.
  • Acceptance offer received (12/18)
  • Congratulations on getting the acceptance! Did they say anything about a timeline to accept the offer? I haven't heard anything yet and am probably on a waitlist. They usually send out rejections after acceptances have been approved

Received rejection email on January 19. Was interviewed on December 08.


Cornell University (USA:NY) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature - Deadline Nov. 15th

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2021.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16904

Applied: 2X

01/14–Any updates?

01/23- Has anyone heard anything? Any Rejections or Offers?

-- If they are reviewing comp lit at the same time as music it may take more time as the application deadline for music was a week ago. Just my two cents.

01/25 - Spoke with the Department - an offer was made in December and three alternates were also notified then.

Thank you for finding out!

Dartmouth College, Society of Fellows - Deadline Sept 14, 2020

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.

Linkapply.interfolio.com/77464 

Updates:

  • 11/2 - Anybody gotten first round rejections yet?
  • 11/2- Not yet, last year they came late November iirc.
  • 11/19 - Posting here since I don't see a separate listing for the Dartmouth Leslie Center for the Humanities postdoc, but received an email rejection for that today. (x4)
  • 11/23 - Rejection email received. "Given the number of applicants, we can offer less than one percent a fellowship." x11
  • Huge fan of the five rejection emails received in a row, too. Really hammered home the absurdity of it all for me. lol! (<-- seriously... message received...) [glad to hear I wasn't the only one who got that bug. I jokingly thought they really hated my application] --- That bug was R2 energy.
  • ---Hey! So, listen, for what it's worth, even though I'm sure you know this already, these things are total lotteries and really not meritocratic; it's all about who's on the committee in a given year and if they're interested in what you do. Example: I was a finalist for Princeton Society of Fellows in 2018, and the way they do things is the Society of Fellows committee cuts the pool down to about 600 and sends those applications to faculty readers. The faculty readers pick 1-2 of their favorites and those people get shortlisted. If the people reading my year hadn't been interested in my work (and it seemed to me to be very coincidental that they were!), I'd never have been shortlisted. For the fellowship I have now, I got it largely because there happened to be an opening in my field because someone got a job and left the program. Total lottery! Keep at it, keep your head up, it'll be alright. :-)
  • 12/1--Any updates from people who did not receive rejection email? Have not received a call or any other emails, either. x5 [The next round probably won’t happen until January.]
  • - 12/15 I was told that there's currently a list of 37 (out of 1100 applicants) and that they're still receiving input in order to decide on interviews. Offers will be made in mid- to late-January. RESPONSE: Is this to say that if a rejection email was not received, one can assume they are in that list of 37<--Yeah, I think it's safe to assume so. That was the case for me. I only reached out recently since I was given another postdoc offer and wanted an update, upon which they confirmed my inclusion in the 37. -01/07/21 - Any further update?
  • 1/11 - Writing sample request; interviews to be held over the next several weeks. <-- Odd question, but when/what time was the email sent? [3:22 PM EST today, asking us to submit a writing sample by this Friday]
  • 1/11 - If writing samples were requested, I assume those of us who have not been contacted, have not been selected. I am also guessing we will be held in there so that they have more options in case candidates end up rejecting offers? < I wouldn't necessarily assume so. Judging from past threads for this postdoc, writing samples are not usually requested, so they might be using it for additional decision making. To those who received writing sample requests, what was the wording (in a nutshell)? < The email stated that I was on a list for potential interviewees and that a writing sample was requested to help with the process. They also mentioned the interviews would take place over the next few weeks.
  • -12/10 - Responding to the brief mention of the Leslie Center for the Humanities Postdoc above. Has anyone heard anything after the first round of rejections? It's been crickets over here... 12/18 Crickets here too. 1/11 - still nothing here, anyone heard back about the Leslie postdoc? 1/14 Nothing here
  • -1/13 Any of the list-of-37 people hear anything yet? 1/13 Nothing yet x2 1/13 Judging from the above, interview invitations will probably go out next week? 1/13 Email them today to ask status of my application (I had not received any email from them), they quickly responded that they have a list they are still narrowing and that unfortunately, I am not in that list. I do believe only those who were requested writing samples are. 1/14 sent them an email regarding my candidacy, but only received an automated email.
  • Writing sample requests: x1 << did you just receive that request yesterday or last Friday? <--Is this the same person who mentioned writing samples earlier?
  • 1/15 - Rejection email received x4
  • 1/15 - Zoom interview request (to be conducted 1/23-1/24) <—— Is this for the Leslie Center or The Society of Fellows Postdoc? <--SoF, not Leslie.
  • 1/25 - Has anyone else still not heard anything one way or the other? << Re SOF they told interviewees offers would be out this week. Has anyone gotten a call yet? <<- Not yet (1/26)
  • 1/27 - Anyone hear back from the Leslie Center? <<- 1/28 No, I even emailed them a few days ago to ask but didn't get a response <<- For what it's worth, I received a rejection email from the Leslie Center way back in December or January (sorry, I can't find the email now so can't specify exact date).
  • 1/27 - Has anyone got a call as of Wednesday?<-- I haven't heard anything, and actually reached out yesterday but no response as of yet. I'm not very hopeful at this point...
  • 1/27 - 5 offers went out on Monday and they have until Feb. 4th to accept, so still a chance that others will still hear in the next week. <-- I'm assuming this is SOF? <---do you know how many candidates were interviewed? at this point I'm just curious about the ratio <-- Yep SOF, and not exactly sure. 19 slots were presented, so I'd guess somewhere between 10-15 interviews.
  • 2/4 - Is anyone still waiting on a status report from the Leslie Center? I'm wondering how many folks are still under consideration at this point or if I'm just in limbo and others have heard positive news. <---I have not heard anything from them.

2/5: - Leslie center gave respective departments their top few picks for the depts to interview; today was the last interview day. Next week, they'll gather the reports and choose their final cohort. Hoping we'll hear from them next next week at the latest.

2/8 - Received Leslie center rejection (x2)

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

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/79418

Updates:

  • Applied 2x
  • Any updates? (1/18)>> Nothing over here, but keep in mind that they did extend the application deadline for January, so I wouldn’t expect anything before February.
  • Candidates invited on January 28 for an interview on February 1 or 2.
    • 02/10: Any updates post-interview?


Dartmouth College, César Chávez Pre- to Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2021

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture.

Linkhttp://apply.interfolio.com/79467

Updates:

  • Applied 2x
  • Any news? (1/15)
  • 1/15 - nothing yet
  • Candidates invited for first-round interviews (26 Jan.)
  • 14 Feb - Offer made

Emory University (USA:GA), 2021-22 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2021

  • The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Visiting Fellows Program provides two post-doctoral fellowships for scholars who have completed their Ph.D.’s in the last two years. We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines.
  • Link: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/index.html
  • Updates: Applied 1x


Emory University (USA:GA), Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

Link: www.fchi.emory.edu

Updates:

anyone know anything? <--- Last year, they notified me of rejection in *early April* but pandemic might have caused delay. Will probably be a while.

Applied 1x

European University Institute (ITL) - 50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2020

Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Link: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships

Updates:

  • Any updates? (12/14)
  • 12/15 - acceptance letter
  • 12/15 - reserve list (x1)
  • 16 Dec - rejection by email


Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship at Pomona College - Deadline November 16, 2020

pThis fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality or transnational studies.

  • 1/7/21 Has anyone heard anything yet?
  • Nothing yet on my end. Anyone else? (x5) (Jan. 16)
  • Nothing over here, but in the past years the results came two months after the application deadline.
  • Update email sent out on 1/25 (x7) - "Dear Applicant, Thank you for submitting your letter of application for the Chau Mellon position at Pomona College. We received an unusually large number of applications this recruiting cycle—several hundred more than last year. As such, our review process has been slower than expected. We sincerely apologize for the delay. You can anticipate a follow-up message later this week notifying you of the status of your application."
    • Did everyone receive this email who applied? 1/25
    • In answer to the above comment, yes? I think that that is a safe assumption since the message wasn't a rejection. They appear to be giving folks a heads-up that the responses are coming. I bet they were getting messages asking where they were in their evaluation process. I'd be interested to hear if there were any folks who didn't get the message.
  • Later this week, eh? 1/30
    • seriously! did anyone hear yet?
    • lol nothing over here
    • Nada? Nothing? Really? :(
  • Why send us an email with a timeline to hear back if they weren't going to stick to it? It would have been better to just say nothing...
  • I completely agree with you. And I really don't know why if they can't stick to it.
  • 2/1 any possibility of limiting the kvetching here to ensure readability? Completely empathize and am in the same spot but real updates are more helpful.
  • 2/1 rejection (x5) -- I thought the rejection was really nice!


George Washington University (USA: DC) - Institute for Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline January 17, 2021

The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow (with the title of Assistant Research Professor of International Affairs) in academic year 2021-22. This fellowship is open to scholars in the social sciences focusing on a Korea-related research topic.

2/10 Applied 1x

Georgetown University (USA:DC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

The Culture and Politics Program invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies, beginning August 2021.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/81654

Updates:

1/17: Applied x3

2/9: Any word?

-Nothing here. I wonder if they're going to interview or just select someone? -2/10: Nothing here either./////Emailed them and heard they don't expect to make a final decision until March 15th (no additional information on the process)

2/22 - Anyone heard anything about finalists, requests for more materials, or any news at all?


GIGA, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (DEU) - Postdoctoral Research Fellows- Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. Applications are invited for a full-time position, with a contract of 3 years, starting 1 April 2021.

Links:

Updates:

2/4: Any news?

2/23: Has anyone heard anything yet? Rejections, or interviews?

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline November 17, 2020

This program aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellows will hold a Govt. of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships can be held for either one or two years.

Updates:

Applied x1 (Geography)

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2021

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on Meaningful Ageing and End of Life in China: A Multidisciplinary US-China Collaboration.

Link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9932

Updates:


Harvard University (USA:MA) - Center for the Environment Fellows Program - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2021

Link: https://environment.harvard.edu/environmental-fellows-program

Updates:

  • Will probably hear back for interviews in middle/late February
  • Anyone hear back? (2/21)

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2021

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-22 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

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

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

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

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

Link: https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Harvard Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships - Nomination Deadline: 7 Aug. 2020

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Application are not accepted from the candidates themselves.

Link: https://socfell.fas.harvard.edu/about

Updates:

  • Has anyone heard back re an interview? They said they'll go till the end of Nov but not sure if they've already gone out.
  • Have interviews been ongoing? I guess it is too late now to hope for a call for interview (11/12)
  • - I heard that not all interviews have gone out yet, so I'm thinking calls will probably continue until Thanksgiving; no certainty though.
  • (12/1) Anyone heard from them?
  • (12/9) Rejection email (no interview) x 5
  • - What about people who had interviews but haven't heard anything? Should one assume rejection?
  • (12/13) I got an offer today (by phone).

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships (History; Literature and Culture) - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2021

The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history and the humanities.

Link: https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/postdoctoral-fellowships/how-apply

Updates: (1/11) Applied

  • Any updates? (2/12)
  • Recommendation letters never requested, so presumed rejection (2/12)
  • A few days after I submitted my application, I asked them about the letters. I was not sure if they request letters only for long/short-listed candidates or for all applicants. They wanted my references to send their letters by e-mail "asap". It might be better to check with them; there could be a technical reason. (2/12)
  • Re: Recommendation letters: The following information could and can be found on the application website: "Letters of Recommendation: Please arrange to have up to three references evaluate your work and proposal. All letters of reference must be submitted through the online application portal directly. Recommendation letters should be submitted by your references as soon as possible after you apply. Your references will receive an email from the application system prompting them to send their recommendation letters only after you submit the fellowship application. References will have until the end of January to submit letters of recommendation through the online system. You may wish to personally ask your references now whether they are willing to provide you with a recommendation."
  • Anyone heard anything? (2/23)


Harvard University (USA:MA) - Inequality in America Initiative 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: November 20, 2020

Social and economic inequality are urgent problems for our society, with implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Inequality in America Initiative seeks applications from recent doctoral (or equivalent) degree recipients interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers who are working to address the multiple challenges of inequality.

Link: https://inequalityinamerica.fas.harvard.edu

Updates:

  • Applied: 5x
  • Any updates? (1/15) >> No news, but yesterday I noticed this note on their page: NOTE (updated 11 January 2021): The initital review round will be completed by early February (reducing the pool by 90% or so); all applicants will be notified as to their status at that time. The second review round (leading to offers and a short waitlist) will be completed by early March.
  • Anyone heard anything? (2/9)
  • 2/10-Nothing over here!
  • 2/16 Still nothing!
  • 2/22: Rejection email
  • 2/24 Still nothing!!
  • 2/24 Still nothing as well. (x3) — are we sure the person who was rejected is referring to the correct postdoc?
  • 2/25 Responding to the question above: I learned that some fields have been faster in determining candidates for round two than others, hence the rejections some applicants have received. Final decisions will be reached by mid-/late-March.




Harvard University (MA:USA) The Mahindra Humanities Center – Deadline: November 6, 2020

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities.

Link: https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships

Updates:

  • Applied: 3x
  • Any updates? (12/08)
  • 01/07–Has anyone heard anything?
  • Was contacted saying they are reviewing letters of recommendation for second stage (1/7)
  • Any updates? (1/14)
  • Any news yet? (1/27)
  • I haven't heard anything yet (1/28)
  • Any news? (2/8)
  • 2/9 Rejection Received
  • 2/12 Selected for finalist round
  • Did you receive an email letting you know you were a finalist?

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, 2021-22. Deadline Jan 7, 2021

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature seeks applications for Lecturers in American and Ethnic Studies (especially Latinx Studies or Asian American Studies), and for Lecturers whose work focuses on imperialism and postcoloniality. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise on race or ethnicity in global and transnational contexts, including those who work on diaspora, migration, colonization and decolonization, and who can teach a range of geographic areas and historical periods across History and Literature's fields of study.

Link: https://histlit.fas.harvard.edu/lecturer-positions

Updates: (1/31) Applied (2x)

02/01: Invitation to interview/Request for more materials (x2).

Note from search committee: We're scheduling rolling interviews and will schedule others as positions become available.


Harvard University - SBS Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences - Deadline January 10, 2021

With generous support from the SBS Foundation Research Fund, the Korea Institute at Harvard University invites applications for a Korean Studies postdoctoral fellowship in the social sciences. Applicants whose research focuses on Korea-US relations, international relations, and/or political economy are especially encouraged to apply.

2/9 - Applied 1x

Harvard University (USA:MA) - Global American Studies Post Doctoral Fellowship-- Charles Warren Center

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces next year of its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in fall/winter 2020/21 select its next cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2021, renewable for a second.

--2/1: Anyone heard anything?

2/1: Nothing

2/11: Anyone willing to reach out to the center to see if offers have gone out?

2/12: Call from director informing of award

-Congrats! You must be thrilled!







Haverford College (USA: PA)- The Senses and the Sensible - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2021-2023 - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2021

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College invites applications for a two-year full-time Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2021. We seek a scholar interested in the critical study of the senses and sensory experience. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests; intersectional and multimedia approaches rooted in Black studies, Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, visual studies, sound studies, and/or food studies are highly encouraged.

Link: apply.interfolio.com/80473

Updates: Applied (6x)

Any updates? (01/27)

Nothing yet x5

Any updates? 2/22

-Nothing over here x4

-Still waiting. Haven't bit the bullet to email and ask when we might expect to hear.

-Any brave soul out there want to email them? << Done. We should know by the end of the week "where there are in the process". <<Thanks for asking!

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

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.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60269

Updates:

Rejection received 1/18/21

ICAS:MP, M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’, Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

(Postdoctoral) Fellowships can be awarded for up to 7 months. ICAS:MP will pay a stipend which includes allowances for housing and other costs in Delhi. Fellowship recipients will also be reimbursed for their travel costs. Fellows must have a PhD degree, and shall have successfully completed all requirements for their PhD by March 2021.

Updates: (1/31) - Applied

Ideal Provostial Fellowship, Stanford University - Deadline: November 1st.

The Office of the Provost at Stanford University is pleased to announce that it is seeking to appoint four to five early career fellows engaged in the study of race and ethnicity. This is an ambitious plan to support the work of early-career researchers, who will lead the next generation of scholarship in race and ethnicity and whose work will point the way forward for reshaping race relations in America.

Link: https://facultydevelopment.stanford.edu/ideal-provostial-fellows

Updates:

Applied 4x

Rejected 4x

  • Received generic but kind rejection email 1/11/21. Included info for a separate Stanford fellowship to apply to. (x3)
  • over 650 applicants.
  • Received the same email with the suggestion of a teaching fellowship to apply.
  • Can you say which teaching fellowship? I only ask because Stanford's usual Thinking Matters fellowship seemed to change to an "internal applicants only" (see: https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/clge-fellowship) and I am wondering if there is a different one I am missing. --> The Stanford Introductory Studies Fellowship to Diversify Teaching and Learning

Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:IA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for up to two CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, especially in the areas of education, public and environmental affairs, art and design, public health, business, law, and media.

Link: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10134

Updates:

Applied 3x

Anyone hear anything?

Nothing: 2x (1/12)

Per CRRES website, deadline extended to January 4. I assume there won’t be news until mid-to-late February at the earliest

Still nothing?

Email from director informing me that I am on the short-list and asking if I would like to move forward in the process/if I am still interested (2/15) x 2

Interview Scheduled (2/23)

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

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.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60342

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Lingnan University (Hong Kong) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for Film and Creative Industries - Deadline: 15 November, 2020

Centre for Film and Creative Industries (CFCI) is a research centre housed in the Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University. 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.

Link: https://www.ln.edu.hk/job-vacancies/current-job-openings/academic-teaching-and-related-posts/20-201

Updates:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department I (DEU) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 29 Jan. 2021

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks 1 Postdoctoral Fellow for Two Years, with employment contract, TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13 Starting date: September 1, 2021 for the working group “Out of Place, Out of Time” (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/projects/out-place-out-time).

Link: https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/17301512

Updates:


Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowship Program - Deadlines: 6 Nov and 4 Dec. 2020

Applicants are international in background, diverse in focus, and varied in their perspectives and training. Each year The Met creates a closely knit community of scholars whose individual interests collectively illuminate the Museum's collection of artworks spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. Exploring new avenues of research in art history, visual culture, education and public practice, and critical theory, fellows expand, challenge, and actively redefine the very limits and purview of these disciplines by introducing fresh ideas drawn from philosophy, anthropology, museum studies, historiography, conservation, and the material sciences.

  • Fellowship in History of Art and Visual Culture
  • Conservation Fellowship and Scientific Research Fellowship
  • Leonard A. Lauder Fellowship in Modern Art
  • Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation
  • Interdisciplinary Fellowship
  • Indian Conservation Fellowship Program

Link: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships/types-of-fellowships

Updates:

  • In the past two years, this is the week that the Met sends results for the History of Art/Visual Culture fellowships. Any news? (2/9/21)
  • I received a rejection for a Scientific Research/Conservation Fellowship on 2/2, which is the day when many people over on the Dissertation Fellowship page heard about acceptances, alternate status, and rejections for History of Art/Visual Culture Fellowships.
    • Huh! I applied to History of Art Fellowship and haven't gotten anything yet. Maybe good news for me, maybe not... (2/9/21)
    • Email acceptance for Senior Fellowship in History of Art an Visual Culture on 2/2

Microsoft Research, New England - 2021-2023 Postdoc with the Social Media Collective - Deadline: 1 Dec 2020

The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a two-year social media postdoctoral researcher. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on communication, media studies, anthropology, sociology, and/or science & technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to bear on complex socio-technical issues.

Link: https://socialmediacollective.org/smc-postdocs/

Updates:
(1/27/21) Invited for interview

Moravian College

  • The Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Moravian College invites applications for an ASIANetwork - Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow.
  • FT / NT
  • This two-year position will begin in August 2021; a Ph.D. is required by this date.
  • This is a half-time teaching and half-time research position.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, or have a disciplinary degree with research focused on Asia.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
  • Deadline: Applications received by 15 March 2021 will be given full consideration.
  • Search Committee Email: asianculturesearch@moravian.edu

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

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.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/78911

Updates:

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

Research projects should be based on the collections of New-York Historical and explore the impact of technology on history.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/78861

Updates:

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

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.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/78901

Updates:

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

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 Society.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/78905

Updates:

New York Public Library (USA:NY) 2021-22 National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships - 15 January 2021

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships to support advanced research at the Center for Research in the Humanities, located in the Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Link: https://www.nypl.org/fellowships/NEH-long-term-fellowships

Updates:

New York University (USA:NY) 2020-2021 ISAW Visiting Research Scholars- Due 20 November 2020

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. In an effort to embrace a truly inclusive geographical scope while maintaining continuity and coherence, the Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean. The approaches of anthropology, archaeology, geography, geology, history, economics, sociology, art history, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology are as integral to the enterprise as the study of texts, philosophy, and the analysis of artifacts.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/79025

Updates:

  • (1/11/21) Any news on this? Do they do interviews?

North Arizona University (USA:AZ) - Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Martin Springer Institute) - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2021

The Martin-Springer Institute attends to the experiences of the Holocaust in order to relate them to today’s concerns, crises, and conflicts. Its programs promote the values of moral courage, tolerance, empathy, reconciliation, and justice. Founded by Ralph and Doris Martin, the Institute fosters dialogue on local, national, and international levels.

Link: https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/ look for "Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Martin-Springer Institute - 605154" under the category of “staff openings.”

Updates:

Northumbria University (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in History - Deadline: 21 Jan. 2021

Northumbria University seeks to appoint TWO Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in History, for three years fixed term, from 1 September 2021. These opportunities arise through the successful award of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to Dr Felicia Gottmann, entitled ‘Migration, Adaptation, Innovation: A Comparative Global History, 1500-1800’

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCX107/post-doctoral-research-assistants-in-history

Updates:


Northwestern University (USA: IL): Science in Human Culture Program Postdoctoral Fellowships Deadline: 1 December 2020

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2023.

  • Applied x 3
  • Feb 4 - Anyone heard back yet?
  • Feb 4 - Not yet, which seems suprising given the application deadline...
  • Feb 6 - email sent out on Jan. 6 announcing selection of "long short-list"; offers likely to be sent out in mid-February
    • Feb 7 - to confirm for those of us who didn't get one, that Jan 6 email was for those *on* the "long short-list"?
  • Feb 8 - Notice of "finalist" status sent out on Jan 27th (sorry just heard and posting now), said offers to be made in following two weeks, i.e. very soon or already

NYU Jordan Center (USA:NY) - Jordan Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 3 August

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.  

Link: https://jordanrussiacenter.org/jordan-center-post-doctoral-fellowship-program/

Updates:


Princeton Universty (USA:NJ) - Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2020

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.

Links:

Updates:


Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 4 August

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. 

Link: https://sf.princeton.edu/application/application-process

Updates:

  • (11/20) Have any interviews gone out yet? I know they won't send rejections till Dec. so would be grateful for some piece of mind...
  • On the website it says "Finalists invited for interviews can expect to be contacted in mid- to late November", so might be another week yet...
  • (11/30) Any updates?
  • (12/2) The last two years interviews went out on Friday of this week, though their site does say late November (but they may have been delayed).
  • (12/4) Anyone receive an interview request today, or maybe even before?
  • (12/4) ^^^ also came to ask this. not sure whether to keep hoping or not!
  • 12/4 Got a rejection email on 11/23 informing me I was an alternate; interviews taking place mid to late December.
    • 12/5 Guess that means rejected here, then! Sigh... thank you for the update, really wish programs would just send all their news out at once...
    • 12/6 ^^ I totally agree. thanks to the poster above for the update
  • 12/10 - Rejection email x1
  • 12/10 - received rejection email at ~5pm.


Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020

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.

Link: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18201

Updates:

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

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.

Link: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/16701

Updates:

  • 3x applied
  • Heard that short list of candidates will be contacted on the first week of January (12/11)
  • 01/07–Any news?
  • Nothing here.
  • 01/14–Has anyone heard anything? >> heard that the search committee is a bit late and we should be hearing from them by the end of January.
  • 01/31–Any news?
  • Nothing on my end. x4
  • heard that committee will meet to make the short list next week (2/2)
  • 02/09 email notification of finalist, interview request
  • 02/11 received rejection email x2


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

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. We seek to hire Mellon Fellows with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities.

Link:

Updates: Reference letters requested from 'a limited number of applicants' (01/05)

That was fast (considering we had until the 4th to revise the applications)! Was this for the postdoc or the visiting position?

I was also surprised! This is for the postdoc, and the recommenders have until 02/01 to submit letters.

Out of curiosity, did you submit your application near the deadline or earlier? I can't believe they would have enough time to read through the applications, let alone organize and distribute them to the committee (1/8)

I submitted it on Dec 29th, so not too early. Not sure how they managed to do this either!

Hmmm, any development on this? Nothing here.

Princeton Writing Program (USA:NJ) - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

The Princeton Writing Program invites applications for Lecturers to teach topic-based, multidisciplinary Writing Seminars to first-year students. The Writing Seminars are designed to help students learn how to frame compelling questions and problems, position an argument within an academic debate, substantiate and organize claims, and purposefully integrate a variety of source materials. Every first-year student completes a Writing Seminar to fulfill the University writing requirement. The transferable skills to which students are introduced in their Writing Seminars serve as a foundation for their ongoing development as critical researchers and writers across the university.

Link: https://writing.princeton.edu/about/teaching-opportunities/writing-seminars/postdocs-anywhere-world

Updates:

  • 02/03: an email stating that while I was not in the first round of interviews, my application remains under consideration (a good model for teaching postdoc notifications). (x2 - kind of feels like a rejection more than anything else, doubt they don't find enough through their first round <-- 02/04: maybe so, but if you look at other teaching postdocs like H&L at Harvard and the Harper & Schmidt, it seems like positions *can* become open on a rolling basis. I don't have my hopes up, but it would have been easy enough to reject us if there were no chance...).


Queen's University (CAN) - Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History - Deadline: 1 Apr. 2021

The Department of History at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History. Temporal and thematic area of specialization is open and includes approaches that place Canadian history in comparative or transnational perspective. The position provides opportunities to participate in an intellectually stimulating environment with a strong faculty and graduate-student complement to conduct research, write, and teach in Canadian history. The fellowship is for a two-year appointmentbeginning 1 July 2021. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s field ofspecialization. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach a one-term course per year in Canadian history, broadly defined, in the Department of History. The value of the fellowship in 2021-2022 will be $35,601. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $8,200 per one-term course for a total of approximately $43,800 per year. An additional $2,000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. The Nugent Bequest Committee has set aside $5,000 for the successful candidate toorganize a workshop or symposium in the Department in their field in either year of the fellowship. Applicants must have completed a PhD in History or a cognate discipline prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also beconsidered an asset.


Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61055

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Queen's University Belfast (UK:NI) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 24 Aug. 2020

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..

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAW042/research-fellow

Updates:

Reed College (USA:OR) - One-Year Visiting Position in the Religions of China - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

Reed College seeks applications for a one-year visiting position in the religions of China for the 2021-22 academic year, to commence August 2021. Although the subfield within is open, expertise in non-Abrahamic Chinese religions is desired, as is facility with the religious cultures of the Han and Song dynasties.

Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/81663.

Updates:


Rollins College - istinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Latin American Studies Rollins - Deadline January 9th

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Rollins College seeks a scholar of Latin American and the Caribbean for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Eligible scholars are those who have earned a doctorate within the last three (3) years in any academic discipline and with a geographical focus on Latin America and/or the Caribbean.

Link: https://jobs.rollins.edu/en-us/job/493061/alfred-j-hanna-distinguished-postdoctoral-fellowship

Updates:

Applied: 2x

Interview Request (1/17)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - Postdoctoral Associate for the Scarlet and Black Project - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021

The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University (New Brunswick Center) and the School of Arts and Sciences, invite applications for the 2021-2023 Scarlet and Black Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Scholars engaged in the examination of the global dimensions of anti-Black racism and its impact upon the Americas (1580-to the present) are invited to apply. We are interested in research projects that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in History at the time of application and be no more than five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. This two-year fellowship carries an annual salary of $60,000, health benefits, and a $5,000 research allowance. In addition to teaching one course per year within the Department of History at New Brunswick, fellows will participate in weekly seminars and contribute to ongoing projects connected to the Scarlet and Black Project. (https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu) Fellows will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ISGRJ, and to acknowledge the support of the ISGRJ in publications and lectures that stem from work conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Rutgers. Applications should include the following materials: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample (no longer than fifteen pages), and at least three confidential letters of reference.

link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61021

updates:

Siena College (USA:NY) - Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Era Studies - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2021

Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will award a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship for the academic year 2021-2022. The fellowship supports an early-career scholar whose research and teaching advance the McCormick Center’s mission to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence.

Link: http://siena.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=126819

Updates:

SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship Program Deadline 4 January 2021

There are two types of federal fellowships: SRCD Congressional Policy Fellowship and SRCD Executive Branch Policy Fellowship. Both fellowships provide opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, D.C. to learn about policy development, implementation and evaluation and to use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy.

Link: https://www.srcd.org/professional-advancement/srcd-us-policy-fellowship-programs/federal

Updates: 2/17 Rejection email


SRCD State Policy Post-doctoral Fellowship Deadline 4 January 2021

The SRCD State Policy Post-doctoral Fellowship places early career developmental scientists in state executive branch offices that focus on early childhood.

Link: https://www.srcd.org/professional-advancement/srcd-us-policy-fellowship-programs/state

Updates:

  • 2/2 Invited to submit full application

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

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. 

Linkwww.smu.edu/swcenter/fellowships 

Updates:


Stanford University (USA: CA) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research - Deadline: 7 Jan 2021

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent Ph.D.'s in the humanities or social sciences whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible.

Link: https://gender.stanford.edu/fellowships/postdoctoral-research-fellowships

Updates:

Any updates (is it too early)? (2/11)

Semi-finalist notification (2/11) (x6)

  • Do we know how many semi-finalists were named?

Stanford University - Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

The Digital Civil Society Lab and the Program on Democracy and the Internet at Stanford PACS bring promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1 year appointments (renewable once, for total of two years) as postdoctoral fellows.

The following information applies to applications for the 2021-22 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. Applications for the PDI fellowship are due on February 1, 2021. Applications for the DCSL fellowship are due on February 15, 2021.

The annual fellowship stipend is $67,000, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

The start date of the fellowship will be September 2021, unless otherwise agreed. To assume a postdoctoral fellowship, scholars must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2021. We cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than September 1, 2018.

We encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science and engineering.


ABOUT THE DIGITAL CIVIL SOCIETY LAB

The Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab seeks to understand, inform, protect and promote civil society in a digitally dependent world. Our goal is to foster a thriving and independent digital civil society rooted in a democratic commitment to freedom of association and assembly, freedom of speech and privacy. Our approach is interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral:

  • We conduct and catalyze research across disciplines,
  • We develop learning opportunities for civil society and philanthropic organizations,
  • We support an emerging generation of community advocates, technologists and policymakers through teaching and fellowships,
  • We promote efforts to better integrate civil society and digital policy advocacy.

The Digital Civil Society Lab is investigating key research themes that include:

·      The key dimensions of digital infrastructure and data and how they influence the role of civil society in democracies; 

·      The challenges and opportunities for assembly and association in a world of pervasive data-collecting, digital infrastructure;

·      The possibilities for decolonizing technology and developing alternative political economies around digital connectivity

·      The nature of digital data donations and/or the governance mechanisms, enterprise forms, or legal constructs that such donations require; 

·      Understanding interactions between global digital networks, digital activism, and traditional and emergent forms of association in civil society.

DCSL is an initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and is led by Lucy Bernholz, senior research scholar at Stanford PACS, and Rob Reich, professor of Political Science and faculty co-director of Stanford PACS. 


ABOUT THE PROGRAM ON DEMOCRACY AND THE INTERNET

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) envisions digital technologies supporting rather than subverting democracy by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the threats through changes in policy, technology, and social and ethical technological norms.

Digital technologies are having a profound impact on democracy in the United States and around the world. New communication platforms that give voice to the previously unheard also empower nefarious actors who seek to undermine democracy, silence journalists and minority groups, manipulate search engines, sow distrust, and more. Concerns about virality, deception, anonymity, echo chambers, and platform information monopolies pose new challenges for democracy in the digital age. Current research to understand these challenges and, on the basis of theory and evidence, craft solutions, remains nascent, fragmented, and incomplete. A strong knowledge base is critical for policy makers, corporate leaders, and technologists to make decisions that protect and promote democracy in the digital age.

The Program on Democracy and the Internet is investigating key research themes which include:

·      Reform options for platforms to combat hate speech, bots, and disinformation.

·      Algorithmic bias

·      Deteriorating health of digital information ecosystems and its effect on democracy and civil rights

·      Changes in the media landscape due to shifts caused by digital innovation.

·      Impact of the internet on election campaigns and voting.

·      The Program on Democracy and the Internet’s work draws from the social sciences, humanities, engineering, computer science, and the law to understand the challenges digital technologies pose to liberal democracies around the world.

The program is led by Principal Investigators Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-Director of the Cyber Policy Center, Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and PACS Faculty Co-Director and Professor of Political Science, Rob Reich.


TIMELINE

December 1, 2020: Application period opens

February 1, 2021: PDI fellowship applications DUE

February 15, 2021: DCSL fellowship applications DUE

February, 2021: Interviews with shortlisted candidates

March, 2021: Offers extended to finalist(s)


HOW TO APPLY

Submit an application via https://stanfordpacs.slideroom.com/


Applicants will be asked to include the following:


·      Cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in the fellowship;

·      Curriculum Vitae;

·      Fellowship proposal detailing the research that the applicant would undertake while at Stanford, and how it fits within the research agenda of the specific initiative to which the applicant is applying. In this section, please disclose if you have additional funding arrangements.

·      Writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample;

·      Graduate transcript with proof that the applicant has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so;

Two (or more) Letters of Recommendation. These should be submitted via the application portal.

Stanford University (USA: CA) - Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities (French & Italian, Religion, Comp Lit) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020

The Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities program is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. For fellowships beginning Fall 2021, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study: Comparative Literature, French and Italian, and Religious Studies.

Link: https://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon

Updates:

  • 11/29 - any response yet?
  • I'd be surprised to hear anything before February
  • nothing yet (1/12)
  • 1/25 - spoke with the admin, they had ~600 applicants, folks will be notified in March << Thanks for finding out! Is that when final decisions will be made, or when shortlisting will begin? Based on previous years they seem to reach out by February after first-round cuts.
  • What does the second round mean? An interview/additional documents?
    • It seems from previous years that second round just means your file is advanced to the final round for final review and selection. So no interviews/more materials.
    • Thanks!
  • Selected as a finalist (Field: Comparative Literature). 568 applications, 11 finalists << Congrats! Was it by email or phone call? <--Email (Field: Religious Studies) --> E-mail as well. It said 11 finalists have been selected already and only 4 will be offered fellowships + a short waiting list from the finalist pool.
  • 2/3 - anyone else heard yet? Figuring on assuming rejection if we haven't been contacted as a finalist by now << I agree, it seems that both CompLit and Religious Studies have been selected.
  • 2/3 Selected as finalist (Field: French & Italian). Email. Best of luck to everyone!
  • Congrats to the finalists! It's faire to assume that we're going to receive a rejection letter soon if we didn't hear from Stanford yet.
  • 2/23 - Any of the finalists hear back yet?
  • 2/23 - Nothing yet. x2, trying to keep calm
  • 2/25 - Just received an email with an offer --> x2 (French and Italian)

Stanford University Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia- Deadline January 4, 2021

Each year the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions to junior scholars for research and writing on contemporary Asia. The primary research areas focus on political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or on international relations and international political economy in the region.

Applied x1

Stanford University Shorenstein Korea Program Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline January 20, 2021

This fellowship is in conjunction with a separate application for the Korea Foundation Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research (deadline January 31, 2021)

Temple University (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021

The Department of History at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship. This year we seek to hire a scholar of race and crime, policing, and incarceration in the United States, broadly defined, since 1787. Applicants must hold or be completing a doctorate in History, or a related discipline, including but not limited to, African American Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Urban Studies. The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship Program supports the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically under-represented groups among the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States as well as to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at Temple University. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2021. Please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, research interests, and ideas for a graduate seminar to be taught in the spring 2022 to http://apply.interfolio.com/84132  The review of applications will begin March 15. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested after that date. The current postdoctoral fellowship is non-renewable.  The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Temple University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance.  The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course during the year of appointment and will have the opportunity to meet regularly with other postdocs and faculty in the department and college through participation in seminars, colloquia, and teaching workshops.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61059

Updates:

Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Berlin

Link: https://www.kunstgeschichte.hu-berlin.de/institut/terra-foundation-for-american-art-postdoctoral-teaching-fellowship/

Deadline: 15 November 2020

Updates: [any news? 1/7] --1/28 nothing

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)-Department of Fine Arts & Art Museum-Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: Until filled

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.

Link: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_non_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001DE&fbclid=IwAR3wvoQeCW1urMvuq9tlGEZlq_R3jENNy7PrlCo6nS9sbUZ5wy-OWvTX3PQ

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The University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Faculty of Arts - Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career postdoctoral scholars from around the world to Asia's global university. Located in one of the world's most dynamic cities and on Mainland China's doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

Link: https://jobs.hku.hk

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Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - HUMAN+ Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 30 Jan. 2021

The HUMAN+ fellowship programme will appoint up to 18 fellows for two-year periods between 2021 and 2025. The programme is seeking world leading researchers who understand technology as well as humanistic principles to address human centric approaches to technology development.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60604

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

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.

Link: www.foodcult.eu

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

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBW844/research-fellow-postdoctoral-researcher-in-modern-chinese-studies

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Tulane University Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoc "Sites of Memory" - Deadline January 4, 2021

Tulane University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellow for 2021-2022 one-year postdoctoral fellow for 2021-2022 in conjunction with “Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-based Histories in the Americas,” an interdisciplinary John E. Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be affiliated with the Newcomb Art Department, and may choose to affiliate with relevant Tulane programs or centers, e.g., Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/80935

Updates:

  • 1/12 - Request for further materials
  • 2/21 - Any updates since the request for more materials?
  • 2/21 - I got advanced to round 2 on 1/12, haven't heard anything new since turning everything in.
  • 2/23 - received request to interview with dates/times to choose from

UC Santa Cruz (USA:CA) Primate Ecology and Molecular Anthropology (PEMA) Lab Postdoctoral Researcher - Deadline 1 March 2021

The Primate Ecology and Molecular Anthropology (PEMA) Lab (https://www.pema-lab.com/) in the Anthropology Department (https://anthro.ucsc.edu/index.html) of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position dedicated to the development of a strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) map of equatorial Africa under the direction of Dr. Vicky M. Oelze. The PEMA lab is specialized in the behavioral and stable isotope ecology of living primates, particularly African great apes, and well as the use of a variety of stable isotope systems (87Sr/86Sr, δ34S, δ18O, δ15N, δ13C, δ66Zn, δ56Fe, δ65Cu) in archaeological science.

The postdoctoral researcher will analyze ~500 environmental samples (snail shell, plants, soil) from more than 40 field sites and nationwide surveys in equatorial Africa to develop the first 87Sr/86Sr isoscape map for this region, which will provide a foundation for future investigations of historic human displacement from and within Africa during the transatlantic slave trade. This new isoscape ranging from West to East Africa, with a strong representation of geological units in the West and Central African coast, will also be relevant for wildlife forensics as isotopes are increasingly used in identifying hotspots of poaching and wildlife trafficking. This project has the potential to have significant impact on the archaeology of Africa and the transatlantic slave trade, as well as for wildlife conservation.

Besides experience with 87Sr/86Sr analysis involving the operation of a TIMS or ICPMS, the ideal candidate should be fluent in the programing language R, have substantial experience with mapping large datasets (GIS) and a record of scientific publications. Applicants with experience in developing large-scale isoscapes are particularly qualified for this position. Candidates with a strong research emphasis on mobility in past African societies and/or forced migration during the transatlantic slave trade are strongly encouraged to apply, even if they may not have a substantial track record in isotope analysis, but feel confident in data analysis and mapping. The successful candidate is expected to actively engage with international colleagues working on the archeology of slavery and to engage in public outreach on behalf of the project.

Link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF00983

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - Assistant Professor in the area of Modern History - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2021

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of History of Modern History capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. The selected candidate will possess expertise of a general nature in Modern History. They will carry out research in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant "Water Cultures - The Water Cultures of Italy, 1500-1900". Given this, an important evaluation criterion will be experience developed in research projects relative to forms of human-water interaction in early modern Italy, in particular as concerns themes such as rural history, urban history, material realities, beliefs and practices, social differentiations (gender, hierarchies), the professions and trades, political power and conflicts, the circulation of knowledge.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEE705/assistant-professor-in-the-area-of-modern-history

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Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) Assistant Professor in the area of History of Religions - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2021

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of History of religions, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. The teaching activity will consist in teaching a course in “History of Judaism”. Research activities: The research activities include focused studies and publication of at least one peer-reviewed article on Jewish Babylonian Aramaic incantation bowls in comparison with other Mesopotamian artifacts as well as with the Greek and Coptic magical materials from Egypt. The researcher will situate this comparative work within the broader study of early Jewish-Christian relations. They must have not only knowledge of at least some of the languages that are relevant to the study of early Jewish and Christian magic (e.g., Greek, Latin, Jewish Aramaic, Syriac, and Coptic), but also at least a basic knowledge of the study of ancient magic.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEE669/assistant-professor-in-the-area-of-history-of-religions

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Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - Assistant Professor in the area of History of Science and Technology - Deadline: 11 Mar. 2021

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of History of Science and Technology, capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world. The assistant professor will carry out research aimed at analysing history of early-modern geology, its connection with cosmology and cosmography, and the function of natural knowledge for the transformation of the world, especially in relation to geo-environmental management and hydroengineering. The selected candidate will conduct the research in Venice. They will collaborate with fellow team members of the projects ERC EarlyModernCosmology (GA 725883) and FARE EarlyGeoPraxis (ID R184WNSTWH) toward the projects goals, and develop an original, independent and integrated research project within the ERC and FARE projects. They will be teaching ‘History of science’ in the BA, MA and doctoral degrees.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEE649/assistant-professor-in-the-area-of-history-of-science-and-technology

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

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 to 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.

Link: https://aftermath.uab.cat/vacancy-postdoctoral-researcher-in-the-aftermath-of-the-imjin-war-japan/PENDING

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP) - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Korea) - Deadline: 11 Feb. 2021

Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral position in Korean history as part of the European Research Council funded project, Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598 (H2020-ERC StG 758347) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the aftermath of the Imjin War as it relates to Korea, 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 how their proposed research would contribute to the aims of project.   The successful candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of an established 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. link 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-korea/ updates

University of Basel (CH) - NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2021-2022 - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2020

The Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel. 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.

Link: https://eikones.philhist.unibas.ch/en/news/open-positions/

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University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2 posts) - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2020

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBU561/postdoctoral-research-fellow

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

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBC603/research-associate-in-black-health-and-the-humanities

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University of California, President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program -- Deadline: Nov 1st

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Updates:

  • Website says "Finalists will be notified and awards announced no sooner than March 31st each year"
  • Yes, although based on the previous years, the finalist ended up knowing in the first two weeks of February and the alternate/Chancellor much later.
    • Applied x6
    • There is also a separate post specifically for the University of Michigan President's Postdoc.
    • 2/6 - I saw a post on twitter suggesting only 30 finalist and announcement will be out soon. Good luck everyone.
    • 2/6 Tweet by Tanya Golash-Boza said 1,183 applicants and "about thirty" awards will be announced!
    • 2/8 Thanks! Any finalist received a phone call/email?
    • 2/8 heard a friend received a phone call as a finalist.
    • 2/9 Lucky friend! I'd be curious to know if they also email...I'm abroad and my phone doesn't work..although I'm probably keeping a sliver of hope for nothing!
    • 2/9 someone posted on Twitter that they got the call today
    • 2/10 it looks like the lucky friend on twitter got into UCSB. anyone heard from other campuses? any UCLA news?
    • 2/10 friend was offered a position at UCLA via email. Any updates on Berkeley? << I applied at Berkeley as well. I emailed them, I didn't get it and she said the official results will be in March. << 2/11 So hang on, they're telling all these people they got it, and those people are announcing it on Twitter, etc, but those 1,000+ of us who didn't get it have to wait until March to get a rejection, assuming we are not alternates? Or are you saying you can email the postdoc and ask about your application status? Hella confusing.
    • 2/12 to clarify for the above poster, based on previous years, finalists are notified first. Rejections are sent out about a week later. If you’re still in the running as an alternate or for a chancellor’s, you won’t hear anything until late March. But yes, if you email them, the office will usually give you an update about the status of your application.
    • 2/16 Missed a phone call from a 510 area code # I didn't recognize last Monday (2/8), followed by an e-mail from the Assistant Director of the UC PPFP requesting that I call her back asap. Called the following morning and was notified I had been offered a postdoc for 2021-22!
    • 2/17 Congrats to all the winners! I'm not sure about other people's experience but I asked the fellowship office for an update (for ppfp/chancellor's) last week. Even though we all know winners are being notified already, I still received a standard reply today saying that "Finalists will be notified and awards announced no sooner than March 31st each year." Hope others have better news! Good luck to those still in the pool!
    • 2/17: I received a similar email today in response to my inquiry, which read in part: "Successful candidates are notified first. Alternates are notified if awardees do not accept or if current fellows do not renew their terms. Additional fellowships may be awarded to candidates on the alternate list as late as June, if resources become available." Has anyone receive a rejection?
      • 2/17: Yes, I sent an inquiry email just received a response today with a rejection. "Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a fellowship this year... Official notification will go out by March 31st." So maybe it's good news for you if they're vague? << I second this. I received the same rejection email. It's better if they're vague but after being an alternate the first time and being kept on hold for many months the second time, I'm afraid they keep a large pool of alternates who do not receive the fellowship. Sorry for being a joykiller (or hope killer I should say).
      • Oh, I'm sorry! But thanks for sharing this - that's what I was wondering, whether they're sending this message to everyone or just those who are still in the running.
    • 2/19 - rejection e-mail received x5
    • 2/19 - I have still heard nothing x6. <<It seems like rejections are being sent by discipline or campus. The email I received with 'no news' (before the rejection a couple of days later) said that math notifications went out in January.
    • 2/20 - Wondering if anyone has heard anything about UCSD? 2/20 - I also applied UCSD (History mentor) and have not heard.
    • I was rejected from UCSD on 2/19 via email (Anthropology)
    • Has anyone heard from Berkeley? It is 2/20, and I have not heard anything (mass rejection e-mails sent 2/19, sorry y'all, hope other good opportunities come your way).
    • 2/20: Anyone heard from Davis? << I applied to Davis (NAS) and received a rejection 2/19. << Thanks for the update!
      • Hi there - my friend who is a biologist tweeted that he got a PPFP offer from Davis. Tweet was on 2/19.
    • 2/20: So it seems safe to assume that the first-choice President's Postdocs have been notified and given a deadline (anyone know what that is?); a large cut has been made (2/19); and those who have not heard back are in the nebulous space somewhere between Chancellor's and alternate (with no sense of where one falls in that hierarchy) and won't be notified for several more weeks? Does that seem right? << Yes, except it could be even longer than weeks. Sometimes funding opens up when existing postdocs choose not to renew for the second year (if they accept a permanent position, for example). So some alternates might receive offers months from now.
    • 2/23: Has anyone heard from Riverside? Waiting to hear back still.
      • I got my PPFP rejection email on 2/19 and had applied for UCR


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

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.

  • 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.

Link: www.christs.cam.ac.uk/vacancies.

Updates:

  • 4 Nov, Shortlist Notification


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

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.

Link: http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/JRF-Competition/

Updates:

07.01.21 - Any updates?

Nothing yet. Website says that shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 1/19.

13 January 2021: shortlisted; request for additional materials (20,000 words).

13 Jan 2021: rejection email.

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

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.

Link: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

Updates:

applied - x1


University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowship in the Study of Race and Anti-Racism - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2021

Gonville & Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect a Research Fellow in the study of Race and Anti-Racism. Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals with exceptionally strong academic records. The successful candidate may work in any discipline, including the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences.

Link: https://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/vacancies

Updates: (1/31) Applied

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

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.

Link: http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/fellows-staff/vacancies/

Updates:

  • 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

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.

Link: https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships

Updates:

  • 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

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.

Linkhttps://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/slavery.aspx

Updates:

  • 3 October - notified not longlisted
  • 3 October - notified longlisted x1, writing sample requested
  • 18 December - notified not shortlisted

University of Cambridge, Kings College (UK:Eng) - Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain, 2021-2025 - Deadline: 12 Feb. 2021

Four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of the material from the excavation in the context of late Roman and early Medieval archaeology of Britain. This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to enable the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project focused on this material and the questions that it raises. Such a project might comprise studies of demography, diet, migration and mobility, mortuary practices, palaeopathology, trade etc., both in the context of the local landscape and in the broader context of British and European history. The successful candidate will be expected both to pursue their own individual research and to co-ordinate further research activity in both scientific and historical aspects, including externally funded projects, so as to enable the full research potential of the material to be realised. The ideal candidate for this Research Fellowship will have a strong background in a relevant area of archaeology or biological anthropology 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 late Roman or early Medieval Britain, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications how their proposed project relates to existing studies of the period and current research in bioarchaeology. 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).

Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDP320/stipendiary-research-fellowship-in-the-late-roman-and-early-medieval-archaeology-of-britain-2021-2025

Updates

University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant (Fixed Term) - Deadline: 24 Feb. 2021

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research invites applications for a fixed-term, full-time Research Assistant to work within the international multi-partner research project Mapping Africa's Endangered Archaeological Sites and Monuments (MAEASaM). The project is generously supported by Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin (https://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/). Key tasks of this position will include: the identification of archaeological sites and monuments through the use of remote sensing analyses and desk-based research on existing site registers and from published and grey literature; the creation of digital records of these sites and monuments following a standardised format; the identification of past, present and potential future threats to the integrity of these sites; assistance with field visits to ground-truth features identified using remote sensing. The geographical scope of the work will be Sudan and parts of Kenya... The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Starting date: 1st April 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDV112/research-assistant-fixed-term

Updates:

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2020

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).

Link: https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/about/vacancies/academic

Updates:

07.01.21 - Any updates?

  • 7 January - previously they have notified long-listed candidates in mid-Dec
  • Invited to submit work (20/1/21)
  • Has anyone received a rejection? I haven't heard anything since November, applied for Lumley.
    • 2/12 - No, I also applied to Lumley and haven't heard back anything at all.
    • 2/13 - I was asked to submit work for Lumley in mid-January. The email said that the process had been delayed by the current situation.
    • 2/17 - Was not shortlisted. Received rejection.
    • Just to note that they waited until after their interviews (on 15 Feb) to reject those not even longlisted...

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

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.

Link: https://sjcamrf.flexigrant.com

Updates:

  • Any news? (31 Oct 2020)
  • Nothing yet... (1 Nov 2020)
  • Notified of shortlisting (3 Nov 2020)


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

The Department of History is recruiting to the post of Research Fellow - African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB).

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAX913/research-fellow-african-abolitionism-the-rise-and-transformations-of-anti-slavery-in-africa-afrab

Updates:

University College London (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow in Hungarian History - Deadline: 14 Mar. 2021

Duration of the role is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance and the successful candidate is to start no later than 1st June 2021.The appointee will join a project team based in the UK and Slovenia to investigate how central European peasants experienced, and shaped, the era of world wars. In particular, the appointee’s research will be focused on the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in rural Hungary and peasant responses to the 1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic. The Research Fellow's further professional development will be supported through conference attendance and publication opportunities. The successful candidate will have a PhD in modern European history, or in a related discipline, and will preferably have research experience in central Europe. Fluency in Hungarian and high-level proficiency in English are essential. The appointee will join a project team based in the UK and Slovenia to investigate how central European peasants experienced, and shaped, the era of world wars.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEC856/research-fellow-in-hungarian-history

Update:

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Collegiate Assistant Professor/ Harper and Schmidt Fellow - Deadline: Oct 16, 2020

The College at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary professional responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.

Link: http://fellows.uchicago.edu

Updates:

  • Request for additional materials. 11/19 (Humanities) x8.
  • It seems like the requests went out early this year... I wonder if they are sending requests out based on track. Do you mind me asking to which track those who received a request applied to teach?
  • I applied for the Human Being & Citizen and the Readings in World Literatures tracks. I got notified of the request for additional materials on 11/19.
  • I applied for Human Being and Citizen and Philosophical Perspectives. I also was notified on 11/19 even though I originally posted it here on 11/20.
  • Thanks. Good luck with the next round!
  • [11/30] Late response, but mine was Greece and Rome and Human Being & Citizen.
  • I also received a request for additional materials on 11/19. Applied for Greece and Rome and Readings in World Literature. Good luck, all!
  • Does anyone have info on how many Humanities positions are open this year? Last year I know they didn't make any Humanities offers.
  • If they didn't make any Humanities offers last year (why would they do that?), then perhaps they are only taking Humanities this year and no Social Science. Has anyone in a social science track heard anything?
    • From what I understand, last year no Humanities post-docs left Chicago, so no new positions were available. Also, the two searches (Hum and Social Sciences) are usually on different timelines.
    • 12/6 ^^^ this is good to know, thank you! I applied in Social Sciences (History of European Civilizations, Classics of Social and Political Thought) and haven't seen/heard anything anywhere yet, plus the official timeline they gave was 'additional materials requested in December' so I'm still hoping...
    • 12/21 - I don't really understand how no one can leave, can someone explain this? These are not indefinite positions, so unless they are on a cycle of not hiring anyone new every four years, mustn't there always be a small cohort for whom this is their fourth and final year as a Fellow?
    • 12/21-This is only conjecture, but Chicago has a number of faculty (and maybe even UC grad students) that also teach in the core program. There may be one fellow in a particular area but 5 faculty at Chicago who are employed to teach those same classes, so even if a fellow leaves they may not need another fellow in that area (especially if undergrad demand decreases, if enrollment is uncertain, or if they want to add more sections in other areas).
  • 12/8 Request for additional materials (Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities) x 1
    • To the person above, did you receive the email request on 12/8? I'm wondering if this was part of a newer batch of requests...
    • It was a newer batch.
  • 12/14 Anyone heard anything from the Social Sciences tracks?
  • Has anyone gotten a request for Media Aesthetics?
    • Nope, I've been waiting on/hoping for Media Aesthetics, too. They seem to have many graduate students and departmental postdocs available to teach this sequence though, so I'm not getting my hopes up they'll hire any fellows...
  • 12/16 How about "Reading Cultures"? Anyone hear anything?
    • 12/16 Yes, I applied to Reading Cultures and received a request for additional materials last week (12/8).
  • Is is a stupid question to wonder why they take applications for positions that do not exist? I understand there's a prestige factor in being able to say something like "we only accepted 2% of applicants," but surely that can't be the only reason...
    • Adding to the selectivity prestige of "we only accepted 2% of applicants," it is also a way for UChicago to advertise its program to the 1000+ first-round letter of reference writers (last year there were 300+ applicants) who had to learn about the program first before writing. Good advertising among a prestigious in-group! However, requiring 3 first-round letters during this difficult year seems mean, especially given that some sequences won't even have positions open up...
    • Not a stupid question, but an immensely frustrating issue to be sure. If they advertised in tracks they're not planning to pursue it's grossly unprofessional of them, prestige or no prestige.
    • Additionally, some of these sequences are much less popular than others; Human Being & Citizen and Philosophical Perspectives are really popular. Language & the Human and Poetry & the Human are less so. This might affect hiring, as might availability of grads/postdocs in departments to take on this teaching.
    • Also frustrating that they require a teaching statement "describing your methods and goals in teaching a text in a general education course." This writing isn't really usable for other applications. Do they really need it to make the first cut?
    • FYI for future applicants to this position: I just submitted the same teaching statement I use for all of my applications, and I still received a request for additional materials. My statement is not oriented to one text but uses several different textual examples to demonstrate my approach.
    • You didn't answer the prompt for the teaching statement? I am impressed by this bold move.
    • I applied to a track that accepted no one last year, and if luck has it, I'll have applied to a different track that also accepts no one this year.
  • Did anyone apply to "Media Aesthetics"? I noticed that no one currently in the fellowship is even currently listed in that track so you'd think they would want to fill something! (12/16) [See above for discussion re: Media Aesthetics; no one has reported hearing back]
  • 12/16 has anyone heard from "poetry & the human"?
    • Yes (12/8)
  • 12/17: What about Power, Identity, Resistance or Self, Culture, Society?
    • 12/17 Doesn't sound like anyone from Social Sciences has heard anything yet
    • I wonder at what point it becomes safe to assume they aren't hiring anyone in social science...
    • In years past, Social Sciences have heard in January.
  • 12/30: Any update re: Social Sciences?
    • I haven't heard anything (1/4)
    • Nothing here either (1/8)
    • Wonder if they're not doing Social Sciecnes this year after no Humanities last year? But if that's the case, why not just say so and save us all the application effort??
    • Just IMO, I suspect "preventing others from doing unnecessary work" isn't a principle that guides much of anything in academia. We actually seem to value the opposite.
    • 1/8 - Anyone tenacious enough to reach out and inquire?
    • 1/8: I asked (Social Sci.). Will update if they reply...
    • 1/8: Chicago's winter quarter hasn't started yet, so that may be why updates haven't been sent.
    • 1/8 Request for additional materials
      • Can I ask for more details on this? Which track did you hear from? // Adding on: was it via email and personalized? Thanks!
      • Social sciences, Classics of Social and Political Thought, generic-ish email from the school.
    • 1/8: Is it safe to assume that no contact = rejection? And does anyone know how many fellowships were available for the Social Sciences?
      • I don't think that no contact necessarily means rejection at this point. I can't speak for Social Sciences, specifically, but for Humanities, it looks like requests for additional materials were not sent out all at once. Also, as others have said, the Winter quarter for U of Chicago hasn't started yet, which may be causing some delays. In terms of the number of fellowships available, that's anyone's guess at this point.
      • 1/14: For Social Sciences it doesn't seem like all requests have gone out yet (unless there are only positions for CSPT). For Humanities if you didn't receive a request for additional materials already, based on the posts above it's unlikely, but not impossible, that you're still in the running.
  • 1/11: Anyone have info on whether HUM interview notifications will go out this week?
  • 1/14: May I ask those who have received requests for additional materials what those materials were? (Slightly ridiculous anxiety behind this question - I have a full teaching portfolio and provided a link to it in my application, so I'm holding out meager hope that the lack of a request comes down to that.)
    • I was asked for a writing sample and teaching materials (syllabi, evals, etc). I applied for HBC (Humanities).
  • 1/15: Request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabus, evaluations), 6:57 pm EST, form email from the Society's program coordinator. I applied in History of European Civilizations and Classics of Social and Political Thought. x 2 for History of European Civilizations and Self, Culture and Society

So... three months just to be asked for additional materials. In complete seriousness, I wonder why. < Because academia is a culture of cruelty.

01/22: Anyone who applied for Human Being & Citizen, have you heard any news on interviews? When they requested supplemental materials on November 19, 2020, they mentioned that they would let us know mid-January for an interview in late January or early Februrary. 01/22 I'm on the same boat. Just reread the email and in mine (also from 11/19) it said selected candidates would be contacted mid to late Jan so still hoping for an interview. Good luck!

1/22: Anything at all for Global Society? Crickets here.

1/24: Interview Request (Human Being & Citizen).

  • Did you get the email today (Sunday, 1/24) or sometime during the week?
  • I'm wondering the same thing. Have all HUM interview notifications gone out or are they rolling out today?

1/23: Interview request (Humanities; Greece & Rome and Human Being $ Citizen)

1/24: Former Harper-Schmidt fellow here, I thought I could pay forward some information by answering some of the questions above. Do the same if you get hired! First, further requests can be extremely slow because they involve getting the heads of the various Cores to sit down and agree on candidates, then get agreement from the heads of the College. They also get deluged with applications, and to my knowledge do go through every one, so it takes time. Humanities is usually much quicker to turn things around than Social Sciences, and no news in the latter does not necessarily mean bad news, even if you're hearing about hires in the former (I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, though). Are there always positions available in every Core? No. But if they like your file they will consider you for other courses on your ranked list, so if your first choice isn't hiring and they think you'd be a good fit for another then you're not immediately rejected (I certainly wondered about this). It does seem absurd (and cruel) to allow applications to teach Cores that don't have open spots. The reason (from their perspective) is that current Fellows are often searching for TT jobs during the same cycle, and fairly often leave (before their time, at short notice) at the end of any given academic year. If that happens then they already have an applicant pool from which to fill the position. Let's be honest though: it's a buyer's market and if it were otherwise it seems fair to say that there would be strong pressure to come up with a better or at least more transparent system. It's not even liked internally because the search committee has to trawl through hundreds of applications that might be moot. In other words, the explanation is probably found at the level of labor continuity rather than prestige pumping, etc. It's not undergraduate admissions. Be warned that no matter how long the delay in reply things usually move quite fast once you do hear back (Can't say how the pandemic will affect interview timing this cycle). Finally, a couple of years ago UChicago changed the funding structure of their grad programs, with effects for the number of grad students available to teach. I'm not in the loop enough to know if that meant there was a glut or dearth of grad students who wanted or needed to teach in the Core, but the current and past couple of cycles are either relatively lucky or relatively unlucky in terms of the number of applicants they might want to hire. Wish I could say which, but I won't speculate and it's probably possible to find this out. Best of luck to all, it's a good gig if you can get it. [NB—Based on comments below I want to clarify that I am *not* involved in the search committee or administration for this position, so please treat the above as *anything but* authoritative or official. I am not speaking for the administration or the Society in any capacity. My goal was to try to answer a few questions posed above, not least because I wondered about them myself when applying and would have appreciated the insight. I honestly sympathize with the frustration over the requirements but doubt they will change anytime soon. Either way, the chances of anyone with that kind of institutional authority seeing this are low to nil, so I doubt treating this as the cahiers de doléances will have much effect. I may be wrong about this (and much else) but I at least don't enjoy that authority. Good luck to all.]

  • Thank you! Very helpful.
  • Am I right in assuming that since Human Being and Citizen was the first to send out requests for additional materials, Philosophical Perspectives interview requests will come later? Has anyone received a PP interview request?
    • Not me. I listed both HBC and PP. Received earlier request for additional materials but no interview yet. Hopefully more interviews will roll out soon.
  • If anyone who is part of the Harper-Schmidt search committees or administration is reading this: if you know you routinely receive a significant number of applications for positions you do not fill, stop requesting the teaching statement in the first round of applications. Consider requesting it in a later round instead. It is a document that is time-consuming to create (and for the search committee, an additional document to read) and is so custom tailored to the position that it cannot be submitted anywhere else. +1

I don't see these comments as similar to the French revolution, and I didn't read anyone as expecting the process to mimic undergraduate admissions. (I just assumed people are comparing the process to other similar teaching scholars programs, which is a fair comparison) However, having read the insights into the process, it actually does sound a lot like undergraduate admissions, which is helpful to know. Some people are early decision, another group follows, and the rest are rolling admissions until the what sounds like it could be the very last moment. That's certainly not the only way to do things, and I agree with all the other people suggesting this process is a little meaner than average for various reasons (including the requirement of a personalized teaching statement). Unfortunately, it's not too far above average, but meaner none the same.

[Response: Of course, I don't disagree. Having been in your same position I hoped to share unvarnished information about the process as I knew it (recently but not currently), itself part of a bigger, structural collapse of the academic job market. I did that because I wish I'd had these things clarified when I was going through the process and think it helps equalize the playing field for those without the insider networks. But this appears to have been misread as an official comment tinged by nastiness, or endorsement of the current process, or as an invitation to argue about how the system works, none of which is true. I could have given advice on a different application system, perhaps a better one, but would that help? This seems pointless for all but: (1) Cahiers de doléances was not to liken this to the French Revolution, which would be absurd, although no doubt big changes to academia are needed and they're not coming from on high. It meant that listing complaints here in the hope that the relevant higher powers would read and them and then change the admissions process seems quixotic. Nobody was petitioning for changes before that post, suggesting I had been mistaken for someone in a position to make the system better, which is untrue. (2) "It's not undergraduate admissions" was meant in the limited context that they do not publish acceptance rates and have no incentive to artificially boost applications just to massage those rates - - a common practice among colleges. Someone had asked why they let you apply to tracks that might not have open slots - -"Is is a stupid question to wonder why they take applications for positions that do not exist? I understand there's a prestige factor in being able to say something like "we only accepted 2% of applicants," but surely that can't be the only reason..." (see above). I'm saying that the best explanation for this quirk is in terms of labor: Fellows are often on the market in the same cycle and leave before their years are up; having an applicant pool means continuity of teaching staff without waiting a year to fill a position that becomes vacant between October and the end of the year. You might disagree with that analysis but it helps explain some of the otherwise bizarre features (or injustices) of the process without reducing them to caprice, sadism, or prestige. In any case, I thought would be useful to hear from someone who has been in your shoes and gone through this particular application system and then seen it for four years from the inside, but apparently I'm not helping. I'll delete the original post to avoid confusion. Good luck and let future applicants know your experiences and insights if you make it.]

-Response to response: I'm not OP, but I just wanted to say that your original post was indeed very helpful, as was your response. The real problem, we should all recognize, is a problem of labor. I encourage you to keep your original post up in the hopes that others now or in the future will find it useful. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

I said the thing about undergraduate admissions, but added the phrase "which is helpful to know" to clarify that multiple people are appreciative of the information received.

--Anyone know if more Humanities interviews will be going out? I only see two HBC interviews for all of the Humanities. Email for additional materials said mid to late Jan.

  • It seems plausible that they will, but I have no idea. I was thinking of sending them an email on Friday (provided there are no updates).
  • I have emailed twice, called almost every day last week: no one responded to my emails, no one picked up the phone. If you have a different experience, please share (and lucky you!).

-- Response to email about application status 02/03/21: "We received a record number of applications for a limited number of positions.  The search is on going, though they have begun to interview for some of the positions."

So... it's an adjunct pool. It's not a postdoc or a fellowship and it's not like undergraduate admissions either. They collect applications for positions that may or may not exist, and will contact you if/when a need arises. The positions pay really (really) well if you get one, but it's a lecturer spot dolled out on a rolling and as-needed basis. AKA... an adjunct pool. Personally, I would have loved to have this info just for some context, but hopefully the next cycle can benefit! I am also certainly going to stop using terms like "collegiate assistant professor" or "Harper fellow" to describe an adjunct pool. That's just silly :)

Not exactly, it's a fixed term postdoc fellowship with a set teaching requirement. It's not a lecturer spot (which also exist at UChicago and are subject to periodic renewal), and it's not doled out on a rolling basis (there is a single cycle of applications once a year and a stable number of fellows in total, but the precise number and disciplinary focus of spots in any one cycle fluctuates as people leave). It's a non-renewable four year contract that includes benefits (pension, healthcare, etc), sabbatical, research budget, publishing grant, full faculty status, and even (a new development) union membership. The best general comparison might be the lower rung of a tenure-track position but without the chance to move up the ladder, but really it's just a different kind of position, albeit not totally unique. Compare with the Society of Fellows at Princeton, Michigan, Columbia and USC, some on this board, and you will notice a set of structural similarities (UChicago SoF has a heavier teaching load than its peers but better benefits and the fellowship is longer by 1-2 years; Princeton pays more but the cost of living there is much higher. Harvard Society of Fellows is exceptional in that Fellows don't teach, but this is not the rule and hardly means they are the only ones worthy of the name). Universities rely on lots of kinds of teaching labor, from full professors to undergraduate peer tutors and everything in between, each with its relative pros and cons to employer and employee alike. To assume that "academic labor" means adjuncts and only adjuncts would be to misunderstand this particular position while mystifying other kinds of university teaching work.

Any news on Media Aesthetics? Request for additional materials? Interviews? Even, I dare say, the boot? Crickets be chirpin' here.

-Nothing here. It seems there's been no movement since the HBC interviews reported above. Either no one is reporting here, or they're taking it slow.

Is it safe to assume that if we haven't been contacted for an interview yet that we're no longer in the running (specifically for those of us who received additional materials requests for HUM)?

  • 2/20 - as stressful as this is, I wouldn't say so; see the various notes above about how slow the consensus process is among the committees, plus the application website lists the interview/campus visit stage as taking place "February-April."
  • 2/22 - campus visits for humanities sequences have already happened.
  • 2/22 - to the above poster, for which humanities sequences? All of them? No one has posted anything about the Philosophical Perspectives track.
  • 2/22 - I wonder if the above post is from the University... If they are correct, it could be that the society only ended up being able to hire for HBC. It could also simply be that no one who advanced in the other tracks was a poster on this board...
  • 2/22 - Agree with poster directly above that we should take the post about visits being over seriously. There was a slow-down of interview updates on this page after HBC interviews, and it's unlikely that there are many people leaving Chicago in HUM for TT jobs this year. Although I was asked for additional materials, I'm marking this one as a rejection.
  • I'm the first 2/22 poster: apologies for not being specific enough. I was interviewed for HBC/Greece and Rome sequence and I got the feeling those two were the only open positions this year, but of course I might be wrong. In any case, campus visits for those tracks were supposed to be over on 2/19, so as you can imagine I'm now being busy dying of anxiety.
  • 2/22 - Thanks for the added info and good luck! I do wonder if anyone from the second round of materials requests ended up being interviewed...
  • 2/22 Offer made (HBC); not the one who received the offer, but I heard one was made.
  • Congrats to the selected applicant!
  • Ah, is this confirmed information? Who did you hear it from?

2/22 - I applied in the Social Sciences and hadn't heard anything at all, so I emailed last week to inquire if my application was still under active consideration. Just received a response: "At this time, the search is on going so I don't have an update right now."

2/22 - Despite not being a finalist for this job, this message board has been pretty entertaining (and informative).


University of Copenhagen (DNK) - POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY, c. 1650-1850 (enslaved mobility)- Deadline: 10 Jan. 2021

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Caribbean history. The position is available from May 1, 2021 and is funded by the research project IN THE SAME SEA financed by the European Research Council from 2020-2025.

Link: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=153083

Updates:

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 19 Nov. 2020

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCE216/postdoctoral-research-fellow

Updates:

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Research Associate - Deadline: 9 Oct. 2020

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.

Link: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=041031

Updates:

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

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. 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, 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.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60237

Updates:

University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, LatinX history - Deadline: 30 Dec. 2020

The UIC Department of History, through UIC's Bridge-to-the-Faculty Postdoctoral Scholars Program, seeks to hire an exceptional scholar of Latinx history.  Successful candidates will balance our current offerings in Latinx history and take note of the fact that during the past few years the Department of History at UIC has become a central crux of migration history.

Link: https://jobs.uic.edu and reference job #139227

Updates: Applied (x1)

01/15-Request for diss/book manuscript and letters

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

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.

Link: http://go.illinois.edu/LatinaLatinoStudiesPostDocFellowshipApplication

Updates:

Applied - x2

Any updates? (01/15/2021)

No word yet (1/19/2021) x2; Response: Same here, thanks.

Does anyone have an update? (02/10)

No word yet (2/11). Update: Rejection email received (2/15) x2

University of Kent (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 23 Dec. 2020

Are you an experienced researcher in the field of twentieth century British history? The University of Kent seeks to appoint two full-time Research Associates to conduct research as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project, ‘Living Assessment: understanding the experiences and impact of health and social care assessments on children and families’.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCX075/postdoctoral-research-associate-ahum-005-20

Updates:

  • Intend to interview 14 January 2021
  • NB: the advertising period for this post means the university is unlikely to be able to sponsor work visas; please check before applying.


University of Leicester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2020

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAZ209/research-associate

Updates:

  • 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

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBU137/research-assistant

Updates:

University of Maryland, President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Maryland. The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and teaching the critical perspective that comes from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. The program, in particular, encourages applicants who would increase representation in campus units where women and minorities are underrepresented. Although the Program is open to all fields and disciplines, preference will be given to applicants whose research interests fall within the biomedical sciences.

Link: https://faculty.umd.edu/presidentspostdoc

Updates:

  • 2/19/21 - Anyone hear anything about this one yet?
    • 2/22 - I have not.


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

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.

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/77637

Updates:

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

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.

Link: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/institute/applications.html

Updates:

University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Link: https://presidentspostdoc.umich.edu

Updates:

-Applied (x1)

-Any news? It may be a bit early.

-Emailed 1/15/21 to ask when notifications will be sent out. Received response 1/19/21 stating that notifications would sent in approximately three weeks (so around the second week of February).

Has anyone heard anything? (2/5)

University of Michigan - Society of Fellows (USA:MI) - Deadline: 15 Sep. 2020

MEach Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows.

Link: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu/the-fellowship/application-guidelines/

Updates:

  • 11/29 - Any word yet? [11/30: website says final review occurs in January, which I read to mean of applications. Sounds like rejections won't go out until Feb/March; 11/30 in past years a first round of rejections went out in mid-December]
  • 12/14 - emailed them a few days ago and was told that letters were being sent out in the next few weeks
  • 12/26 - rejection by letter mail. Happy Holidays! (x6) --- quick question: Was the mail sent to your home or university department? --(12/28) delivered to home address
  • 1/4 - Why can't they join the 21st century and just email rejections? << Agree.... I live in an area whose mail has been totally torpedoed in recent months, and knowing this is being sent via USPS and will arrive god knows when adds a whole new layer to the anxiety :-|
  • Rejected via email (1/4) after I asked for application status. < -- so frustrating that you had to reach out!!!
  • 1/5 - Also rejected via email after reaching out. I'm on the east cost but never received a letter. (x4)
  • 1/5 - e-mailed this afternoon and was told my application is still under consideration. The final round of reviews will happen at the end of the month.
  • 1/8 - finally got rejection letter (dated 12/21) by mail (i live on West coast) (x2) <--me too, rejected in a letter postmarked 12/18 received 1/14 on the east coast. (x3) Insane that it took this long for the letter to reach me.<-- also weird us east coasters are all getting the letters on the same day
  • 1/19: any update? It seems that the university sent out some rejection letters, but is there anyone who has received an offer so far? <-- you can e-mail and ask the status of your application
  • 1/22 - anyone hear anything?
  • 1/22 - Received offer via phone call <-- did they give you a deadline to decide? thanks! <-- Feb 5
  • 1/26 Any rejection emails this week? <-- emailed them yesterday, received a response today (1/26) indicating that "the society continues to evaluate finalists".X2
  • Any idea how many finalists there are, and how many offers have been extended? Looking forward to this waiting to be over.<--200-300 semi-finalists, 35-40 finalists, 5-10 winners, between 800 and 1000 submissions.
  • 2/8 I have not received anything in the mail or email. Are they still reviewing applications?
  • 2/13 Haven't received anything, either. I assume they've send out first offers and waiting on acceptances?


University of Michigan Critical Translation Studies Postdoc - Deadline: 15 Oct 2020

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan announces a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies. The fellowship is funded by the Mellon Foundation in conjunction with a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest . The candidate will have the opportunity to pursue independent scholarship related to translation, gain teaching experience, and engage with interdisciplinary translation initiatives across the university and in the community beyond the university.

  • 1/27 Anyone hear anything?


University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline 16 November 2020

The University of Minnesota is pleased to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in disciplines represented at the university, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

Link: http://ppfp.umn.edu/

Updates:

  • Applied (x1)
  • 2/25 Has anyone heard anything? I wrote to them on 2/18 asking when decisions would be announced and they haven't responded yet.


University of New South Wales (AUS) - 3 x Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows, Centre for History & Population - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021

Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows (link to: https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/en/job/500861/laureate-postdoctoral-fellow) at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW, Sydney. Successful candidates will undertake independent and collaborative research on aspects of the modern (post 1800) history of population policy; the intellectual history of population and political economy; and/or the international history of population debate, including environmental history dimensions. Preference may be given to historians or historical geographers of India, China or Japan, or of the United Nations’ engagement with population matters. The Laureate Centre for History & Population (link to: https://historyandpopulation.com/) is a 5-year Australian Research Council-funded research centre directed by Professor Alison Bashford. Working with Professor Bashford, Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows will contribute to a reassessment of modern world history by centrally analysing population change and population policy, at national, regional and international levels within a ‘multiple modernities’ framework, and by analysing Malthusian theories, their uptake, translation and critique, across a range of modern polities. Environmental, economic, and intellectual historians, as well as historians of gender and health are invited to apply.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEC195/3-x-laureate-postdoctoral-fellows-centre-for-history-and-population

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2020

UNC Chapel Hill is soliciting applicants for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. The Department of English and Comparative Literature encourages qualified applicants to apply online and list our department as your primary interest. We encourage applications from scholars in any field, with a particular interest in Latinx literature and studies.

Link: http://research.unc.edu/carolinapostdocs/applicants/

Updates:

  • Any updates??? (1/4)
    • Nothing over here (1/4) x3
    • 01/11–Notification of department nomination (English and Comparative Literature). On to the central committee. / Congratulations! (1/12)/ Thanks!
    • 01/12--I've heard nothing. Applied for English so ...yeah... / Do they always notify nominated candidates? (1/12) /
      • I have no idea. But since the other poster stated s/he/they were notified, I figured that the ENGL Dept is notifying this year at least. Based on my understanding of the info on the UNC-CH site, they only take about 5 ppl. for the entire uni. so I doubt ENGL gets more than 1 person. But I'm totally guessing and also being pessimistic. (1/12) / Yes, the email I received supports that view.
    • 1/14--Any one heard back from other departments?
    • 1/15--I haven't heard anything, I applied to gender studies and polisci
    • 1/15--Nothing over here either, I applied in anthropology
    • 1/15--I got an email from the department chair (Linguistics) for a short interview.
      • 2/3 -- Just received notification of department nomination. Now waiting on university committee's decision./ Congrats! (02/5) / Thank you!!
    • 1/18–For those of you who haven't heard about department nominations, central committee decisions won't be announced until February 26 (at the earliest) so you still have plenty of time to secure a nomination
    • 1/31 - Anyone applied to History and heard back?
    • 2/1 - Anyone who applied to Romance Languages (Brazilian and/or Lusophone African Studies) and heard back?
    • 2/8 - It looks like not every department informs their top candidate that they are being forwarded to the central committee. I just read on a previous year's page that a candidate learned they were nominated by the department only via the rejection letter.
    • 02/11–Received email confirming department nomination. The email also included the following information: "Selected scholars for the program will be notified with a follow-up e-mail by the end of February.  All scholars will receive notification regardless of the results by March 1, 2021." x3
    • 2/21-- Somebody announced on Twitter (2/19) that they received an offer. Do they email all of the selected scholars at the same time?
      • No idea. I was nominated by a department but haven't been contacted about final decisions. x3
        • 2/24–Any updates? There's still no news on my end.

University of Notre Dame (USA:IA) - Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2021

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies.

Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80877

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University of Notre Dame (USA:IA) - Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2021

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities, supported by a previous endowment grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Institute. The fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schools as well as potential donors, alumni, and undergraduate majors and minors. The Institute will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021–22, and the fellow will be an integral part of the planning and execution of events connected to that celebration. The remainder of the fellow’s time may be devoted to research and/or teaching.

Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/81010

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

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.

Link: https://www.ou.edu/cis/sponsored_programs/institute-for-us-china-issues

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University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - ERC Research Fellow - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2021

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, in association with The Queen’s College, Oxford, to conduct research in a subject relevant to Roots of Responsibility ERC project.

Links:

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University of Oxford, Nuffield College (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher, International NGOs in the Long Humanitarian Century - Deadline: 21 Dec. 2020

Nuffield College intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to support the work of the International NGOs in the Long Humanitarian Century: Legacy, Legitimacy and Leading into the Future research programme. Directed by Andrew Thompson (Professor of Imperial and Global History, Nuffield College) and Sir Mike Aaronson (Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College), the programme explores contemporary challenges facing the aid and the International aid sector, with a focus in the domains of geopolitical change; international relations; institutional leadership, development and ambition; political economy and market factors; and state behaviors and relationships to the state. We seek a researcher whose interests and experience fit into these broad domains.

Link: https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/media/4329/jd-ingos-pr.pdf

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University of Oxford, Nuffield College (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Researcher: History of Slavery in the City of London - Deadline: 11 Jan. 2021

Nuffield College seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to research the role of the City of London and its commercial institutions in the eco-system of the transatlantic slave trade and ownership. Co-funded by the global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and under the supervision of Professor Andrew Thompson (Professor of Imperial and Global History, Nuffield College), the researcher will contribute to the growing body of scholarly literature on British imperialism and its intersection with transatlantic slavery, exploring the past and bringing it into close dialogue with the present.

Link: https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/media/4370/jd-pr-hsc.pdf

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University of Oxford, Oriel College (UK:Eng) - Turpin Junior Research Fellowship - Deadline: 5 Mar. 2021

NB: the short advertising period may mean the university is unable to sponsor work visas. Please check before applying Oriel College seeks applications for the Turpin Junior Research Fellowship in History in the field of Black History post 1800 (Black British History post 1800 OR Black Atlantic or Caribbean post 1800 OR Black African history post 1800) for a fixed term of almost 3 years, from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2024. It is anticipated that applicants will be at an early stage of their academic career, taking into consideration career breaks for maternity leave and family leave etc. The Fellow will pursue post-doctoral level study in History.  The Fellow may be asked to play a part in the undergraduate admissions process (weeks 9 and 10 of the Michaelmas Term).  Admissions training will be provided. The stipend will be £21,900 per annum.

Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEI494/turpin-junior-research-fellowship

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University of Oxford, Pembroke College (UK:Eng) - Junior Research Fellow - Deadline 15 Mar. 2021

  • Pembroke College wishes to appoint two Junior Research Fellows to the ‘Religion and Frontier Challenges’ research programme. These are full-time fellowships offered to early career researchers of any nationality and will be appointed with effect from October 2021 or as soon as thereafter for three years
  • Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of a doctorate before taking up the post. Applicants should have experience of research at doctoral level or above in theology and religious studies or in any other related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality programme of original academic research which relates to the wider agenda of the research programme. Please read the further particulars which are available at http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/about-pembroke/vacancies along with the terms and conditions.

Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDZ764/junior-research-fellow

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

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.

Link: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=147765

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

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.

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

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University of Oxford, St Annes College (UK:Eng) - The Plumer Junior Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021

he Governing Body of St Anne's College invites applications for the Plumer Junior Research Fellowship in History, starting sometime between 1 September and 1 October 2021, for two years. The JRF is open to those at an early stage of their academic career. Applicants are expected to have submitted their PhD thesis by 31 July 2021, or to be post-doctoral researchers who on 1 October 2021 are within three years of the award of their PhDs or equivalent professional training.  Career breaks do not count towards this limit.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in St Anne’s College and in the University of Oxford. Applications will be judged on the basis of the candidate’s potential to undertake a significant and exciting programme of research in an area of History, as evidenced by their research proposal, publication record and academic references.


Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDZ688/the-plumer-junior-research-fellowship-in-history

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University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellowships (multiple positions) - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2021

Applications are now open for three different postdoctoral fellowship programs sponsored by Perry World House for the 2021-2022 academic year, and one junior faculty sabbatical program.

Global Innovation Program

  • The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Global Innovation Program is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House connects Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.
  • Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80778.

Borders & Boundaries in World Politics

  • The Project on Borders and Boundaries in World Politics is looking to fill two postdoctoral fellow positions. Both are one-year and renewable. Partially supported by the National Science Foundation, the Project is concerned with boundaries between organized human communities, broadly understood.
  • Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80777

- Does anyone have any news on this one?

- 2/22 rejection email indicating the position has been filled

Penn Identity & Conflict Lab

  • The Penn Identity & Conflict (PIC) Lab, led by Professor Nicholas Sambanis at the Department of Political Science of the University of Pennsylvania, seeks exceptional candidates for a one-year, full-time, renewable, residential appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow.  The Lab is dedicated to addressing a broad range of critical questions focused on inter-group conflict.
  • Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80726.

Lightning Scholars Sabbatical Residency

  • The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its 2021-2022 Lightning Scholars Program. This program brings untenured, but tenure-track, faculty at either the assistant or associate level from around the world to Philadelphia for a semester or year of writing, fellowship, and bridging the gap between academia and the policy world.
  • Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80840.


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

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.

Link: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/annual-topics/migration

Updates:

  • Applied: 2X
  • any news? (12/16)
  • Rejection letter received (12/18): 3X
  • Offer received (12/18)


University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020

The University of Pittsburgh is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the arts and humanities to begin in August 2021 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. This fellowship is a non-renewable appointment that ends in July 2022. The Fellow will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), as well as the department with which they become affiliated.

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60576

Updates:

any news? (1/30)

  • Nothing yet (1/30)
  • Status changed on the portal to "Candidate no longer under consideration" but have not received an email (2 Feb)
    • Update: An offer has already been made.


University of San Diego Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty - Deadline February 2nd

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks to hire three faculty members for the Postdoctoral Program who have a commitment to advance the perspectives of African Americans through teaching opportunities, research/creative work, and mentoring. We are committed to the development of scholars who empower students from U.S. communities that are underrepresented in academia.

Link: http://higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177321418

Updates:

Applied 1x

Email confirming my application has moved from the committee to the department I applied for—Women’s Studies and Philosophy (2/23)

Echoing above (that my application has been submitted to the department), Communications Studies department (2/23)


University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Research Associate: Priests in a Post-Imperial World 900-1050 - Deadline: 21 Feb. 2021

Fixed-term until 10th January 2024 We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work with Dr. Charles West on the AHRC/DFG-funded project ‘Priests in a post-imperial world 900-1050’. The project will assess the ‘life worlds’ of rural priests in Europe in the long tenth century....As a Research Associate, your primary task will be to draw on published Latin charter evidence from areas such as Lotharingia, Tuscany and Bavaria to elucidate the kinship connections of priests in the period. You will analyse both geographical and chronological variation in the nature of clerical families, the extent to which family relations are represented, and the relevance of the distinction between minor and major orders. You will be expected to produce a single-authored article on this topic as well as to contribute to collective publications and other tasks. The successful applicant will be based at the Department of History in Sheffield, mentored and line-managed by Dr. West, though it is also expected that they will spend up to three months during the project at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany, mentored by Professor Steffen Patzold. You will have a doctorate (or equivalent experience) in medieval history, research experience with Latin primary sources, excellent communication skills, and the ability to read in one or more of French, German and Italian.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDU306/research-associate-priests-in-a-post-imperial-world-900-1050

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University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 13 November 2020

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.

Link: https://uscdornsife.usc.edu/societyoffellows/index.cfm

Updates:

Applied 3x

anyone heard from them yet? (1/4)

  • Website says first screening doesn't even take place until end of February. <-- actually, it says early February.
  • Why do they have November deadlines and don't start review for almost 3 months later?
  • They say they will finish the first screening by early February. I'm guessing it probably takes 3 months to read close to 1,000 applications...
  • I can't wait to hear news from this! (1/27)
  • 1/29 - email notification of selection as semifinalist. (x3) They had 1187 applications.
  • 1/29 - email rejection x3
  • 2/1 - email rejection
  • To the above poster, was this rejection received this morning? Can I ask what discipline?
    • Yes, received this morning (Comparative Lit was my first choice). The email seems to have been originally sent yesterday but it bounced back to them and they resent this morning.
  • Odd - I haven't received anything. Anyone else not received a notice either way yet? (X1, 1/3)
    • I haven't received anything ether. To the semifinalist, was your email from the department (or faculty) who nominated you or from the society in general? For those who were rejected was it a generic rejection or individualized? ---> semifinalist email was also generic.
      • it was a generic rejection.
      • The email notifying selection as semifinalist was also very generic. It didn't even have my name on it. It said "We received a staggering total of 1187 applications this year and only 7% were selected as semifinalists." ... "The review of semifinalists takes place in the first half of February. Applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected as finalists or not by February 22nd. Offers will be communicated on the first week of March. Finalists who were not selected for the fellowship will receive an email notification once all positions have been accepted, which is normally by late March."
    • I have not heard anything either but based on the number above, one's chance of getting a rejection is 99.7%!!!! This job market is a fucking nightmare.
    • Agree with the person above. Got my rejection today. You can't fight those statistical probabilities.
    • I have to say, this is a bit perplexing! Did anyone else receive a semifinalist email yesterday? Perhaps they just haven't sent them all out yet (likely wishful thinking).
    • Perhaps they're sending notifications department by department? I'm assuming each department submits their rankings to the society and then the society notifies.

^W/R/T this point; most likely since some departments most likely submitted the candidate they would support and others probably had the deadline on Friday. Generally if acceptances and rejections are going out and you haven't received anything, most likely by end of next week since your department/school is just behind. Alas, like most Society of Fellows, it's not really about the research but your pedigree (most winners are from Ivy League or top tier private schools and their research is more philosophical (looking at last year winners) than community, political, or socially based; so don't take it personally when one gets rejected!

  • I haven't heard anything yet. No rejection, no semifinalist email. Are there others that haven't gotten anything? (Feb. 9)
      • I haven't received an email either (re: rejection/semifinalist) (1/3)
      • I haven't gotten any e-mail updates either as of 2/15. My discipline is history.
  • 2/16 Was notified I was a semifinalist on 1/29 like others stated above, but no further updates beyond that (though the e-mail does say "Applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected as finalists or not by February 22nd"). I do not have an "Ivy League" pedigree by any means, so I imagine it's still quite unlikely I will be selected as a finalist. My discipline is Communication.
  • 2/19 was notified of status as a finalist via email. Only 2% of 1187 applicants were selected. Final decisions will be made next week with offers out the first week of March. [ +1: my field is Anthropology, if that is somehow helpful]
    • 2/21 Thanks to whoever posted the above, I was a semi-finalist and it's so helpful to know that finalist emails seem to have gone out!!! <--Of course! I can't understand for the life of me why we all don't properly update one another. Everyone of us is checking this thing constantly, and if the institutions don't have the sense to update applicants, we have to at least look out for our own. Sorry for the bad news, but I'm sure something good will come of it all soon, so stay positive!
  • 2/22 Official rejection received x2. Best of luck to the finalists! E-mail language for reference: "Thank you for applying for the postdoctoral position with the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and congratulations once more on your selection as a semifinalist. We regret to inform you that your application did not advance to the final round of review. We received a staggering total of 1187 applications this year and, unfortunately, only have five fellowships to award. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply. There was great interest in your file, and the merit of your scholarship and promise you hold as a scholar are clear to the reviewers. We truly regret that we are unable to offer positions to all deserving applicants. We wish you the very best." 

  • 2/24 I still haven't gotten any emails from them (no semifinalist or finalist e-mail, no rejection either). Is anyone else still in this boat?


University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Academic Administration - Deadline: 29 January 2021

The USC Mellon Humanities and the University of the Future Program seeks applications for two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships from scholars whose research is in any area of the humanities or humanistic social sciences and who have interest in academic administration. The annual salary will be $75,000, plus benefits and a yearly $2000 research/travel allowance. To apply for the 2021–2023 cohort, candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree after June 30, 2016 and before July 1, 2021. The Program seeks to address the need for more humanities or humanistic social science scholars in academic administration by opening potential new career paths. Each postdoctoral fellow will spend one semester working closely with a divisional dean; another with either the college dean of undergraduate education or the college dean of graduate education; a third in either the media office, the Academy in the Public Square, or the office of Advancement; and a fourth semester free of any responsibilities to enable fellows the chance to work full-time on revising and publishing their research. Fellows will attend meetings and contribute to policy decisions, working as liaisons between dean-level offices and faculty members, meeting with potential donors and program officers from foundations, and advancing the mission of USC Dornsife. During the time of the fellowship, a divisional dean will serve as a mentor and provide assistance for the fellows’ research and writing, including support for grant applications, review of book proposals, draft articles, or chapters of works-in-progress. Our goal is to provide mentoring so that the shift to greater administrative responsibilities does not come at the expense of research productivity. Applicants’ research must be based in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. We welcome proposals from applicants with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary projects. Proposals may focus on any period and geographic region. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic accomplishments, the significance and intellectual merit of their research project, and their potential to contribute to the goals of USC Dornsife. To apply, submit all materials via our application portal. The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021. Applicants must complete the application form, provide names and email addresses of two recommenders, and upload separate pdf files of the following documents: Cover letter / Research statement (not exceeding 3 pages); Writing sample; CV. Our application portal is unable to accept documents submitted by Interfolio or similar dossier services.

  • Applied (x3)
  • Had an email from the program head asking me to clarify when I started my graduate program. Genuinely unclear if that "means" anything. (2/18)

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate (Strathclyde Business School) - Deadline: 17 Mar. 2021

Term: Fixed Term (36 months) Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work on the inter-disciplinary project entitled "The entrepreneurs who made Glasgow: the city and its businesses 1861-1901". The project takes some of the factors that are key to understanding city centres in the 21st century and apply them to Glasgow's historical data in order to build a more holistic understanding of the 19th century city. The project will collect large scale data from historical sources i.e., valuation rolls, town directories, and censuses in order to identify business premises, ‘work from home’ entrepreneurs, and demographic details of individuals over time and space. In doing so a detailed picture of Glasgow's spatial, economic and social development during this period will be created.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CEE165/research-associate-352153

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University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - Research Associate- Deadline: 28 Feb. 2021

  • The School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde wishes to appoint a Research Associate to undertake research into the relationship between voluntarism and health care within the National Health Service. The research forms part of a collaborative programme entitled ‘Border Crossings: charity and voluntarism in Britain’s mixed economy of health care since 1948’ and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. The successful candidate will be expected to possess a PhD or equivalent in History, Social Policy or a related social science discipline. The post will be available from 1 April 2021 onwards and will last for three years.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDY363/research-associate-352368

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University of Sussex (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (I) in Digital Culture - Deadline: 31 July 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. 

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAN608/research-fellow-i-in-digital-culture

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University of Tokyo (JPN) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2020

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.

  1. Digital Revolution and Future of Humanity
  2. Tackling the Planetary Boundaries through Interdisciplinary Approaches
  3. Japan Viewed from Inside and Outside
  4. Humanities in 2050 - World Philosophy, World History and World Literature -
  5. Life and its Value for Future Society


Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16616

Updates:

  • 11/14/20: Anyone hear anything yet? (@__@)
  • rejection (11/17)

University of Toronto - Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2020

The Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships provides outstanding recent doctoral students advanced training in their field of study. These fellowships are not discipline specific, but rather can be held in any department or research unit across the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a full-time supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate within the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus).

Link: https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/research-supports-services/find-funding#as-postdoctoral-fellowship-program

Updates:

  • Anyone hear anything? (1/25)
  • Anything? (2/21)


University of Toronto Scarborough - Postdoctoral Fellow - AfroSonic cultures across the African diaspora - Deadline: 31 March 2021

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough seeks a dynamic emerging scholar, with PhD in hand, to take up the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in our department, with a focus on music and music cultures from within a Black Studies framework. We welcome applicants from a variety of traditional disciplines such as Sociology, Geography, Musicology, English Literature, Philosophy as well as interdisciplinary scholars working across a number of fields such as, but not limited to Cultural Studies, the Digital Humanities, Theatre & Performance Studies, Gender Studies or Caribbean Studies.

Link:https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/employment

Updates:


University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Age of Jefferson (1776-1860) - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

The Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the history of the Age of Jefferson (ca. 1776-1860).

Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60693

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University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2021

The RACOM research project (full title: 'Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean 200 BCE - 64 CE') is a five-year European Research Council funded project headed by Professor Kevin Butcher running from September 2019 to August 2024. The project is hosted by the Department of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Warwick.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CCU404/research-fellow-103344-1120

Updates:

  • Interview date: w/c 18 January 2021

University of the West of England (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Feminist Labour History) - Deadline: 24 Feb. 2021

The Faculty of Business and Law at UWE, Bristol wish to recruit a Research Fellow to work on a major AHRC funded project ‘Gender Equalities at Work: an Interdisciplinary History of 50 years of Legislation’. The project is a collaboration between University of Edinburgh, University College London and UWE, Bristol. The project will produce the first comprehensive history (from the 1960s to the present) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (now integrated in the Equality Act 2010) covering the four nations of the UK. Combining archival research with oral history interviews, it will examine the law in action, as agency, and as personal experience. The Research Fellow at Bristol will be working under the guidance of Professor Hazel Conley...We are looking for a Post-Doctoral researcher in Feminist Labour History or a related field who is skilled at locating and analysing historical documents and conducting oral history interviews. Experience of academic publication is also desirable.

Link https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CDU866/research-fellow-feminist-labour-history

Updates

University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2021

Following the award of a UK Research Innovation Future Leader Fellowship to Dr Fay Bound Alberti for the project entitled ‘About face: The affective and cultural history of transplants', the Department of History seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to the project. The post is full-time and available as soon as possible until 30 September 2022. The project will explore the social, ethical and emotional history of face transplants in the context of the wider histories of facial 'disfigurement', reconstruction and transplantation. It will consider the historical emergence of facial transplantation surgery and its emotional meanings for those affected by it, as well as its portrayal in policy debates, works of fiction and media coverage. Working with other members of the project team, the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will play a significant role conducting research and collecting data for the project, including carrying out structured, semi-structured and narrative interviews with surgical teams, face transplant patients and their families.

link https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=434305

Updates

University of York (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 5 Sept. 2020

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.

Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBA112/postdoctoral-research-fellow

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Washington College (USA:MA) - Patrick Henry History Fellow - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2020

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential fellowship, which supports outstanding work on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. The deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship is December 1, 2020. Link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60595

Updates:

Washington State University (USA: WA)- Postdoctoral Partnership Faculty Fellowship, Digital Culture and Technology Program - Deadline 13 Dec 2020

The Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for an ACLS-Washington State University Postdoctoral Partnership Faculty Fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the American Council of Learned Societies with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The duration of the postdoctoral fellowship is two years beginning August 2021, with the intent to transition into a tenure-track faculty position upon the completion of the fellowship period. The Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative is designed to increase the diversity, broadly conceived, of faculty in the humanities and to support fellows within fields of the humanities for members of groups that have been historically underrepresented. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Digital Technology and Culture program particularly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups including, but not limited to Indigenous, Native American, First Nations, Black, African diaspora, and Latin(x) populations.

Updates:

  • Applied x2
  • Has anyone received word that their referees were contacted? (1/12/21)
  • 1/15/21 I haven't heard anything
  • 1/29/21: Received response that they are still reviewing applications
  • any news since zoom interviews?

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

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. Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/80175

Updates:

2/22 - any word?

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - American Culture Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Ethnic Studies - Deadline: 14 Dec. 2020

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Ethnic Studies for the academic year 2021-2022 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.  AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences. Link: https://amcs.wustl.edu/news/american-culture-studies-postdoctoral-fellowships

Updates:

Applied 1x: Haven't heard anything as of 1/20. Any updates?

2/8: Request for additional materials.

Thanks

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - American Culture Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of the St. Louis Region - Deadline: 14 Dec 2020

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on the study of the St. Louis region for the academic year 2021-2022 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance. AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences. Link: https://amcs.wustl.edu/news/american-culture-studies-postdoctoral-fellowships

Updates:

  • Applied 12/14/2020. Job listing on the WUSTL AMCS site says they'd contact applicants who advance to the next round by late December; haven't heard anything as of 1/5/2021.
  • Also applied, heard nothing as of 1/15.
  • Received invitation as semifinalist to submit additional materials and schedule Zoom interview, 1/19/2021


Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 14 Dec. 2020

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. Linkhttps://mii.wustl.edu/how-to-apply/

Updates:

  • Applied: 7x
  • Based on previous years we should hear something last week of January.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing 1/28
  • Also nothing 1/28 - I have never gotten an interview or advanced on a postdoc app, but that does not keep me from obsessively checking this thread at least 3 times a day. Best wishes to everyone!!! <-- This resonates. (x3) yikes I definitely check more than 3 times a day ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Oh, give it another year and you'll be, like the rest of us, empty enough inside to check only once a day.
  • 1/31 - Anyone heard back?
  • Feb. 1, haven't heard anything (x4)
  • 2/3 Rejection email (x5). According to the rejection email, this was the largest applicant pool in this program's history: 633 applicants.

2/3 4:45 pm - gah has anyone NOT heard anything? Did next round notices go out/is that even a thing?

  • Previous years indicate that rejections go out over two or three days. We're not in the clear yet. We won't know if we made the cut until we get a rejection now, a rejection in two or so weeks, or a request for interview around that time, I believe.

Right, we're not in the clear yet. Any one of us could be next. Don't check your email or make any loud noises. Situation precarious.

Lol. So confirming that we will not be updated on status for 2 weeks one way or ther other? ugh

2/3 Notification that application is "still under consideration" (x4). [They also included a bit of a timeline: "We’ll reduce the short list we now have to a shorter list of candidates whom we will hope to interview at the end of February by Zoom. We’d like to complete the selection process by mid-March."]

Anyone else still not receive either email? Schrödinger's postdoc... )x6!!! <-- Curious if anybody in this category has reached out to them? If we are not still being considered, why not send out the rejections at the same time? <-- Rejection on Feb 5. Guessing this is the second round of emails.

  • I'm in this category and I reached out. Will update if/when they respond
  • 2/5: Rejection x2

2/14 Anyone else still in a Schrödinger's postdoc position?

2/24 Has anyone been notified they made the short list? I have yet to hear anything since the email on 2/3...

2/25 Rejection from short list.

Williams College (Williamstown, MA) –Latinx Literatures

Deadline: Jan. 15th

The English Department at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Latinx Literatures, beginning July 1, 2021.

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177353069&Title=Latinx%20Literatures

Applied: 1X

02/05–Request for Interview


Yale University (USA: CT) - Council on East Asian Affairs - Deadline: January 8, 2021

Inaugurated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising young scholars specializing in East Asia one year at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale’s resources. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome.

Applied 1x

Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities - Deadline: 3 Aug. 2020

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University seeks applications for the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities. 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. Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/77562 Updates:

Yale University (USA:CT) - Yale Institute of Sacred Music - Post-doctoral Associate in Christian Music Studies - Deadline: 15 February 2021

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Christian Music Studies. The subfield is open and can include ethnomusicology, music history, or music theory and is not limited by musical tradition or geography. Broad knowledge of the liturgical and theological contexts of sacred music is also expected.

The successful candidate would typically teach two courses per year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Some team-teaching with other areas in the ISM is expected, and courses can be hosted in the Department of Music, Divinity School, and School of Music. Interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and research centers at Yale are also welcomed.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2015, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor. A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/82569. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Institute of Sacred Music / Yale Divinity School - Post-doc in Religion and Literature - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2020

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School invite applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Religion and Literature. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2015, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor. The subfield within this specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates with expertise in African American, Latinx, and/or Indigenous literatures. Knowledge of the theology/history of Christianity along with its contemporary expressions is also expected. Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/81697

Yale University (USA:CT) - Institute of Sacred Music - Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2020

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. Link: https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows

Updates: Has anyone heard anything?

  • Applied last year - was rejected, but did not hear anything until mid February.
  • 2/8: Email rejection (x2)


University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology - Deadline: 04 Dec. 2020

The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented. Information about the Department of Sociology can be found at https://soc.uic.edu/.

Link: https://jobs.uic.edu

Updates:

University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 05 Jan. 2020

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a “Bridge to the Faculty” postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology beginning August 16, 2021.We seek to hire an exceptional emerging scholar with broad and innovative theoretical interests in sociocultural anthropology that address contemporary global issues. We are particularly interested in anthropologists who work at the intersections of health, medicine and the environment; and race, politics and carceral geographies.  We have a strong preference for regional expertise in the Caribbean/Latin America, Africa and its Diasporas.

Link: http://anth.uic.edu/, job ID #139262

Updates:

Request for Interview (1/29)

Invited for (virtual) campus visit (2/19)

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