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Positions with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

Arizona State University - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 22 until filled][]

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Explaining Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons[]

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects. The postdoc will work collaboratively to collect data from qualitative interviews and surveys of biodiversity scientists and stakeholders for the data commons and analyze these data with other quantitative measures of the properties and outcomes. The project PI, Beckett Sterner, is an expert in history and philosophy of data science and faculty in ASU’s School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Project Co-PIs are Zoe Nyssa, an anthropologist of conservation science at Purdue University, and Steve Elliott, who studies the economics, social organizations, and reasoning strategies of research and is affiliated with ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The qualified candidate is anticipated to start January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Essential duties

1. Conduct qualitative interviews with scientists.

2. Conduct online surveys of visitors to data portal websites.

3. Analyze interview and survey data to characterize properties of portals, e.g. as socio-technical infrastructure and communities of practice

4. Write scientific papers associated with the research.

5. Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.

6. Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).


Minimum qualifications

· Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, including (in alphabetical order): anthropology, biodiversity, bioinformatics, critical data studies, computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, organizational science, sociology, science and technology studies, and related disciplines.

· Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate training and expertise, either through research or coursework, in qualitative data collection and analysis.

· Successful candidates must show demonstrated success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications include a track record of coursework or research experience in one or more of the following skills:

· Survey design and analysis

· Quantitative social network analyses with large data sets

· Quantitative studies of online social communities, e.g. editing behaviors of Wikipedia contributors or issue management in open source software projects

· Data collection and analysis for systematic reviews of published and gray literatures

· Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

· Biodiversity data analysis

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically to the following materials:

1. Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight the strengths of the applicant’s experience towards developing and implementing proposed research.

2. Curriculum vitae or resume.

3. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

4. Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.

Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue to review bi-weekly until the position is closed.

Boston University Society of Fellows [Deadline: Nov. 22][]

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Boston University invites applications from promising early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds to join its Society of Fellows as Postdoctoral Scholars. A vibrant, interdisciplinary community committed to innovative research and inclusive excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, the Society provides faculty mentoring to Postdoctoral Scholars, and opportunities for teaching, professional development, and interdisciplinary networking.

We seek outstanding scholars who are committed to supporting and fostering diversity in the academic community through their unique perspectives, research goals, and teaching experiences. The program is open to all fields of inquiry represented in CAS, but we are particularly interested in outstanding scholars whose research spans traditional disciplinary divisions.

The Postdoctoral Scholars program provides two years of support, with the option to apply for renewal for a third year. Postdoctoral Scholars receive an annual (12-month) stipend of $65,000, plus benefits. Scholars also receive an annual allowance of $3,000 for research expenses. Relocation costs and a computer allowance will also be provided. The Postdoctoral Scholars program start date is September 1, 2022.

Eligibility: Candidates must be early-career scholars who have completed their doctoral degree requirements between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2022. Candidates should propose to conduct research in a field currently represented in CAS (broadly encompassing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematical & computational sciences). A list of all departments and programs can be found here. Preference will be given to those candidates who have not yet held a postdoctoral position and who do not hold a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position. Additionally, candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: Applicants will be required to submit a Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Research and Scholarly Goals; Dissertation Abstract; Writing Sample; Diversity & Inclusion Statement (statement should describe applicant’s demonstrated commitment and contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship, teaching, service, and/or outreach activities); Teaching Statement/Philosophy; and the names and contact information of at least 3 references (it is required that one letter come from the applicant’s doctoral advisor).

For more information about this opportunity and more details about application materials, please visit Society of Fellows website. Any questions can be directed to

All applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via To receive full consideration applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Notice of passing to next stage and formal request for letters of reference (12/21) (x2)

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity [Deadline: Nov. 15][]

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

The program supports 10 postdoctoral scholars, engaged full-time in research and writing for a two-year term starting July 1. Fellows in the program are provided with research funds as well as departmental mentor/s, office, computer, health benefits and $50,000 annual salary. Meetings and workshops are structured for the purposes of networking, social interaction and supporting professional development of diversity postdoctoral scholars within the program.

12/17 Does anyone know the general timeline of this postdoc?------12/17 Last year they started notifying those who moved to the second round in mid-January. Just FYI they only offered 6 fellowships last year out of over 500 applicants.

1/4 - I haven't received a decision on my application yet.

1/7 - E-mail received about scheduling a zoom interview.------ 1/14: Was this a group email for everyone who has advanced, or was it for only your department/area? Wondering if more notices are coming. ----It was not a group email, but an individial email from the department I applied to. I think it's possible that different departments may be contacting at different times.

1/16: I have not received a decision on my application yet.

Columbia Society of Fellows [Deadline: Oct. 4][]

The Columbia Society of Fellows brings together exceptional early career scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to be part of a vibrant cross-disciplinary community. In addition to teaching opportunities in affiliated departments and time for research, Fellows participate in and often organize lecture series, workshops, and other scholarly events that contribute to the intellectual life of the SOF/Heyman and the university more broadly.

Founded in the mid-1970s to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research and housed in the Heyman Center for the Humanities since the 1980s, the Society offers one-year fellowships, renewable for up to two additional years.

The Society of Fellows is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust.


The Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University intends to appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities broadly construed for the academic year 2022-2023. Fellows newly appointed for 2022-2023 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2018 and 1 July 2022. The fellowship amount for 2022-2023 is $65,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $7,000 research allowance per annum.


PhD (or disciplinary equivalent) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences received no earlier than 3 years prior to and completed by the fellowship start date. For the current application cycle, the PhD must have been completed between 1 January 2018 and 1 July 2022. Please note that, in response to the COVID shutdown, we have extended the period of eligibility by a year (from 3.5 to 4.5 years past the award of the PhD.)

Application Requirements

ONLINE APPLICATION--Complete and submit the online application. CURRICULUM VITAE--No more than 4 pages. RESEARCH PROPOSAL--No more than 1500 words. WRITING SAMPLE--No more than 3500 words (footnotes and bibliography may be appended and don't count towards the word limit.) SAMPLE COURSE--Two-page undergraduate syllabus of your own design. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.


A select number of candidates will be invited to interview in January 2022. Fellowship decisions will be announced by early March 2022. Applicants who have not been contacted for an interview by 11 January 2022 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.

12/2--Anyone have info on this? Have interviews gone out? If not, insider info on when?

12/8--nothing yet here

12/15--answering above question: seems to me based on previous years that interview requests go out the week of the 20th. <-- 12/21 Still haven't heard anything...

12/23--still nothing. based on previous years, I'm taking this a bad sign.

12/23--received email response Monday saying committee was meeting then (12/20) to designate interviewees, and that news would go out soon. Nothing since. Hard to say if silence = bad news given how close we are to the holidays. -- Q: was this email about the commitee unprompted, or did you ask them and then get a response? 12/26--"Go out soon"? As in last week or as in before Jan 1 (the website says interviews will be notified by the end of December, so we only have one more week to wait IF they haven't already notified)?

12/23 received invitation for Zoom interview

12/30--I don't understand why the website says late December but the confirmation email says January 11...does anyone know which it is?---12/30-From the website FAQ: "Invitations to interview will be extended by late December with interviews occurring in late January." Perhaps the Jan 11 date is posted on the original call just in case someone turns down the initial interview request and they need to find alternates?

12/31 - heard from someone inside that invites to interview were sent last week.

1/2-- Just logged into my application portal for this and it says "Competition Closed".

1/3 - rejection email received (x7)

Cornell University (USA:NY) Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: October 15, 2021[]

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


11/23/21: Any word yet? We're getting close to the window where interview requests go out!

11/23: Interview scheduled.

12/02 : All interviews scheduled by now or just one? Also for which day is the interview scheduled for? // Re: All interviews have been scheduled by now, as today (12/02) is the last day of interviews for the finalists.

12/16: Any news? /// Nothing here; I was interviewed two weeks ago. Nervewracking. (good luck everyone!!)

1/12: anyone hear anything? I interviewed on 12/2 but haven't had any news since.

Cornell University (USA:NY) Society for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships- Deadline: November 15, 2021[]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology

Academic Years 2022-2024

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2022. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year.

Applicants should be sociocultural anthropologists or archaeologists whose research and teaching demonstrate a commitment to anti-colonial, abolitionist, and/or activist practices. Geographical area of specialization is open. Topical interests might include, but are not limited to, entangled processes of racialization; alternative or diverse economic formations; land, sovereignty, and rural politics; indigeneity; and emerging forms of political action. The department is particularly interested in scholars who embrace its commitment to multimodal, collaborative, and community-based approaches to research and pedagogy. Scholars whose work involves indigenous politics, social justice, or mutual aid coalitions and/or contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in the environmental or rural humanities will receive especially close attention.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach two courses per year, including one lower-level and one upper-level course.  Lower-level courses will be small and may involve some form of community-engaged learning, potentially in coordination with existing campus initiatives such as the Office for Engagement Initiatives, Rural Humanities, the Underground Railroad Project, or the Prison Education Program. Upper-level courses should explore one or more of the core areas of theoretical and methodological concern described above. These courses should be conceived of as seminars and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2016 and no later than July 31, 2022.  Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that all requirements for the Ph.D. will be completed before the term of the fellowship begins on August 1, 2022. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #19069 by November 15, 2021.

  1. Cover page (will be generated via your AJO account): (a) Full name and home institution (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D. (c) Research interest(s) (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  4. Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course
  5. Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course
  6. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  7. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by November 15, 2021)
  8. The names of three references.

For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274, Email: [[2]]  

Society for the Humanities

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

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


1/17/22: Any word yet?

Dartmouth College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships [Deadline: Religion subfield extended to Nov 30][]

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth will be accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2022 to the end of Spring 2024. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021.

We seek candidates for placement in the Department of Religion (with preferred specialization in Afro-Caribbean religions, Latin American religions, and/or Mayan/Aztec religion). Please note that the deadline for applying for placement in the Department of Religion has been extended from the original deadline of September 15 to the new deadline of November 30.

The application period for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program (with preferred specialization in the literature, art history/visual culture studies, film, religion, or music of China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia) closed on September 15. Applications for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program received after September 15 will not be accepted.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

Terms of Appointment

Fellows are expected to be in residency at Dartmouth during the regular academic year for the full two years of the fellowship, although occasional travel may be approved. Fellows teach one course in their home department(s) or program(s) in the second year of their residency. This course may be offered at any level from introductory to advanced topics that contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and the selection of course will be made in consultation with the home department(s) or program(s). Fellows do not teach basic language courses.

The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center.

The 2021-23 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only $2,500 computer allowance, the use of which must be in adherence with Dartmouth policy. The terms for the 2022-2024 fellows will be similar.

Application and Selection Process


The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships for placement in the Department of Religion and the the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program began on Monday, August 9, 2021 and closed on September 15. The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships in the Department of Religion opened again on October 11, 2021, and will close on Tuesday, November 30. Applications for the 2022-2024 fellowship in the Department of Religion must be received via Interfolio on or before November 30, 2021.

Applications for Mellon Fellowships are to be submitted via Interfolio. Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Materials to be submitted by the deadline include the application and all required documents listed in Interfolio. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

Application requirements include a completed application form; three confidential letters of reference; a CV; academic transcripts, and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the candidacy.

All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by November 30, 2021, at 12 midnight EST.

Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before the deadline, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time. We will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.

Application Requirements

Transcripts uploaded to Interfolio technically are considered "unofficial." Uploaded transcripts are required and accepted at the time of application; finalists may be asked to submit official paper transcripts. If your graduate institution does not list grades on transcripts, please provide an explanation in your personal statement.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021. Applicants who do not yet have a Ph.D., but expect to complete one by the June 30th that precedes the start date of this fellowship, should submit a letter on institutional letterhead attesting to their anticipated schedule for completion. It may be signed by the advisor, chair of the department, or other relevant faculty member. Please include this document as part of your transcript.

Fellowship applications will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the appropriate Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs.

There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Please [us] with any questions.


· August 10: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Application period begins in Interfolio

· September 15: Interfolio Application for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program due

· November 30: Interfolio Application for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Religion due

· September through March: Evaluations

· March: All candidates notified by email of their final status

Dartmouth College Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline: 13 September 2021[]

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is innovative and transcends traditional disciplinary divides.  Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, business and medicine.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work
  • hold an appointment as a Lecturer in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track
  • teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship
  • are in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms
  • receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
  • are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses
  • have access to college resources such as the library and computing center
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space

Off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave

Stipend and resources

Society Fellowships normally run for up to 36 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on August 31st of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs. The departments and/or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space, as well as access to other research needs or equipment.


Applicants for the 2022 – 2025 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2020, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2022.  Selection criteria include exceptional and innovative research, ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and potential to contribute to an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with fellows, faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted through Interfolio and must be received on or before Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT.  A complete application packet consists of the following:

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

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

Should you have questions, please direct them to [[3]].

Rejection email 11/23 (x3)

Did the rejection email say how many people applied this year? <--- nope, just that under 1% of applicants will win a postdoc.

11/26 I'm surprised there aren't more updates on this thread. Did they only send out a few rejections? Or are people not updating this like last year?

11/29 yeah, was I the only one rejected? lol

11/29 Nah, I received the same rejection. It just seemed pointless to add my "yep, me too" after the first poster of rejection. But it does seem this board is much quieter than in past years.

12/20 Just found this forum. Haven't received a rejection so I guess I made some first cut. Here's hoping!

12/20 - also did not receive a rejection. based on previous years, looks I'll be having an anxious holiday break as it doesn't seem like they send out interview requests until the early/middle of next month.

1/4 - I haven't received a decision on my application yet. (x4) - Good luck everybody!

1/11 - Still no word [x2]

1/12 - In an automated reply to my e-mail, the Society wrote that (final?) decisions will be made this month. <--thanks for emailing! I hope this means that interviews are still to come and not already scheduled.

1/13 - In response to my e-mail, the Assistant Director informed me of my rejection. She also informed me that the committee has been meeting to determine whom it will interview. Over 700 people applied.

1/13 - Rejection e-mail received. <- Was this a mass generic rejection or personal email? At what time? Thank you for updating. <- just kidding, my rejection went to spam. X6

1/13 - interview request received. (x2)

ACLS Fellowship Competition[]

Emerging Voices Fellowship[]

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the third competition of the Emerging Voices Fellowship which allows recent PhDs in the humanities and interpretive social sciences to take up two-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. Up to 45 fellowships will be available for a fall semester 2022 start date.

NOTE – Candidates will not be permitted to hold Emerging Voices Fellowships at their PhD-granting institution.

This final iteration of the Emerging Voices Fellowship will maintain its focus on the vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come. The program seeks to sustain emerging scholars who are “both-and”: who are both outstanding scholars and effective communicators to diverse audiences inside and/or outside the classroom. We are proud of our record in this program so far of supporting scholars of color, scholars from low-income and unconventional backgrounds, scholars who have taken on extraordinary roles in graduate school (organizing public art exhibits, teaching in prison education programs, managing research support groups, to name just a few). Preference will continue to be given to these groups.  

Emerging Voices Fellowships provide a $65,000 annual stipend plus benefits, a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000, and $3,500 (annually) in research/professional development funding, childcare or elder care costs, as well as access to ACLS professional development resources. Fellows are expected to teach one course or the equivalent per year.  Fellows will participate in professional development activities organized by ACLS in the first year of the fellowship. In the second year, they will join projects in their host institution in a limited, pre-arranged capacity – for example, assisting in organizing public events, contributing to institutional research, or leading a workshop for doctoral students.

Emerging Voices Fellows will join a robust community of practice in the publicly engaged humanities and will have the opportunity to draw on networks of related ACLS programs, including alumni of the Mellon/ACLS Leading Edge Fellows and Scholars and Society Fellows. The diverse experience of the ACLS community is a shared resource that fellows are encouraged to draw on during and after their fellowship terms.

For questions about eligibility, please visit the FAQ page or contact [[the Emerging Voices Fellowship|]].

Fellowship Details[]
  • Stipend: $65,000 plus health insurance, a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000, and $3,500 (annually) for research/professional development
  • Tenure: Two-year positions at select institutions in the ACLS Research University Consortium beginning in August/September 2022
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have received their PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences from a US institution and that degree must be conferred between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.
  • Application deadline: Completed applications must be submitted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
  • The competition will be open via the ACLS online portal to all applicants whose PhDs in the humanities and interpretive social sciences were formally conferred at US-based institutions between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021. Students who anticipate receiving the PhD after December 31, 2021 are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States for academic year 2022-23.
  • Applicants’ PhDs may be in any field in the humanities or interpretive social sciences. See FAQ for further information.

Strong candidates for this fellowship program will be both outstanding scholars and effective communicators to diverse audiences inside and/or outside the classroom. They will have demonstrated their ability to use the classroom as a vehicle to attract students to humanistic study and research. Priority in the review process will be given to applicants who show great promise in making the humanities meaningful to non-specialist audiences; come from diverse backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups; and have experience or show promise of leadership in institutional contexts or within their disciplines or interdisciplinary area of study.

Application Guidelines[]

Applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • A completed brief application form including demographic information
  • A CV (1-2 pages)
  • A double-spaced, three-page (max) personal statement (in place of a cover letter) responding to specific prompts. Applicants should log into the online application portal for information about the writing prompts and document upload.
  • Dissertation abstract (no more than one full page, double-spaced)
  • One letter of reference is required and must be submitted by your faculty adviser, department chair, or other suitable referee. Recommenders should include information to highlight the strengths and experience of the applicant in being both an outstanding scholar and an effective communicator to diverse audiences inside and/or outside the classroom. Letters must be submitted through the ACLS application portal no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, January 12, 2022 (applicants will be prompted to request this letter from recommenders using our system).
  • Please note: As of the 2021-22 competition year, ACLS requires all applicants to have an ORCID iD. Learn more.

Applicants will be asked to describe their potential contribution to programmatic needs in their disciplinary or interdisciplinary field or area: specifically, how they use the classroom as a vehicle to attract students to humanistic study and research, and how they approach inclusive online teaching. We will also ask applicants to choose from a list of programs and initiatives and explain their relevant experience and potential contribution. This list, which we are currently developing in dialogue with potential host institutions, includes but is not limited to programs and initiatives such as race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, premodern studies, area studies, creative arts, digital humanities, public humanities, medical humanities, environmental humanities, community-engaged research and generalist, non-field specific.

Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( from December 10, 2021 – January 12, 2022, 9pm Eastern Daylight Time, will be considered. Submitted applications will be evaluated through peer review based on the priorities detailed below.

Evaluation Criteria[]

The selection and placement take place over three stages: ACLS will organize two rounds of peer review, the first a large group of external readers holding PhDs and the second involving a small group including ACLS staff. Then, finalists determined by this process will be interviewed by ACLS’s Research University Consortium hosting institutions, who will send rankings and feedback to ACLS. Top- ranked candidates will be offered the fellowship.

Please direct questions to [[the Emerging Voices Fellowship|]]


Please contact [[the Emerging Voices Fellowship|]] with questions. Before submitting an inquiry, please read the Emerging Voices the FAQ page.

Important Dates and Deadlines[]
Application Opens Friday, December 10, 2021
Application Deadline Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Award Notification By Sunday, May 15, 2022
Fellowship Period Academic Years 2022-2024

Duke University: Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies[]

Please apply at:

The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $55,000 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year, with a second year possible renewal. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach three semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during their tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke Library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable. This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.

Priority deadline: January 15, 2022.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at:

  • A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further their research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages);
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
  • Names and contact details of three referees, including one that can speak to applicant's teaching ability;
  • A statement of teaching interests (not to exceed 2 pages), syllabi for ONE course, as well as a list of already taught and proposed courses);
  • A transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.

Duke welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply.  Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

Phone/ Zoom interviews may be conducted for finalists.

Further information about the Duke Center for Jewish Studies may be found at  Further information about post-doctoral services at Duke may be found at: Please send any questions to [[4]].

Dumbarton Oaks Post-Doctoral Fellow in Plant Humanities(USA:DC) - Plant Humanities Initiative[]

Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University that supports research internationally in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Dumbarton Oaks encompasses a museum with world-class collections of Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, and European Renaissance art, and a historic garden designed by Beatrix Farrand. Since 2018, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we have pursued an initiative in the emerging interdisciplinary field of the Plant Humanities, which explores the extraordinary significance of plants to human cultures. A key outcome of the first phase was the Plant Humanities Lab, an open-access digital site that features visually engaging, interactive narratives on plants from the perspectives of race, colonialism, environmental justice, foodways, indigenous knowledge, evolution, and biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene. Dumbarton Oaks is committed to further developing and enhancing the site as a tool for innovative pedagogy, online sharing of collections, and communicating the importance of plants and multispecies interactions to a broad audience.

As part of the Plant Humanities team, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with Garden and Landscape Studies on joint study days and colloquia and collaborate with Byzantine and Pre-Columbian studies on developing scholarly content for the Plant Humanities Lab. The fellow will also work with the Library, Museum, Gardens, Publications, and other departments at Dumbarton Oaks. Lastly, the Fellow will help support and develop institutional collaborations.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will focus on three main areas:

  • Research and content creation to produce new cultural histories of plants for the Plant Humanities Lab. The research will include the Dumbarton Oaks rare book collection and other special collections at collaborating institutions, as well as large digital repositories such as Global Plants and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The Fellow will acquire and apply diverse digital skills and participate in the development of new digital resources. It is expected that the research will also feed into public-facing articles for JSTOR Daily (where the team contributes a Plant of the Month feature) and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Collaboration with faculty at diverse institutions to test out the adoption of the Plant Humanities Lab in the classroom, and with students to manage the editorial process of future external submissions to the Lab. This may entail editorial training and the implementation of an editorial management software.
  • Research, development, and implementation of education and public outreach projects related to the Plant Humanities Initiative, that may include online exhibitions, development of syllabi and lesson plans, an onsite or digital museum and garden tour focused on plants, etc. The Fellow will also teach in the Plant Humanities Summer Program.

This fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in the digital humanities, special collections, and innovative higher-ed pedagogical tools, while benefiting from the unique resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellow will participate fully in Dumbarton Oaks’ dynamic community of scholars, working collaboratively with all three programs of study, and will devote 20% of the fellowship time to personal research.


  • PhD in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a focus on plants and people. History, Art History, History of Science, Literary Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Ethnobotany and the Environmental Humanities are all pertinent areas of inquiry, but we welcome applications from other fields provided that candidates have a strong commitment to humanistic modes of inquiry and interpretation.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Experience working with special collections and digital repositories.
  • Teaching experience, especially at the undergraduate level.


  • Experience writing for diverse audiences.
  • Some editorial experience, in print or digital publications.
  • Digital skills, including mapping and visualization software and Linked Open Data, would be useful but the fellowship with provide training as needed.
  • Experience in one of the core study areas of Dumbarton Oaks—Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies is welcome, though not required.


This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have access to the outstanding resources of the institute and become part of the larger research community at Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 per year and the health insurance plan available to Fellows.

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2022, to [[5]]. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, a statement of interest describing their professional and academic experience (1000 words) and should secure two letters of recommendation. The Fellowship will begin on July 1, 2022. Applicants must have fulfilled all the requirements for the PhD by the time of application and must have received the PhD no later than June 30, 2022, and no earlier than July 31, 2018..

Emory University: "Visions of Slavery" Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline: 15 December 2021[]

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to support an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar entitled “Visions of Slavery: Histories, Memories, and Mobilizations of Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic” scheduled for the 2022-23 academic year.

The seminar working group will facilitate periodic research workshops, public lectures and symposia, and other events exploring the manifold ways slavery in the Black Atlantic has been archived, interpreted, memorialized, mobilized, and resisted. Through comparative and interdisciplinary lenses, they will seek to assess historical and contemporary forms of “unfreedom”—the various modes of forced labor inclusive of, and extending beyond, chattel slavery, such as peonage, indentured and debt servitude, convict leasing and prison labor, child labor, and sexual exploitation.

The Mellon Sawyer fellowship is a nine-month appointment from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and includes stipend, health benefits, moving expenses, and a research budget. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Emory University and will be hosted by the Department of African American Studies.


  • Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences received no earlier than 2017.
  • evidence of current or future scholarly productivity and evidence of research that connects to the themes of the Sawyer Seminar

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a CV; a cover letter; a statement of research describing how the current project connects to histories, memories, or mobilizations of slavery in the Black Atlantic; a 20–25-page writing sample; and the names and contact information of two references. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: Inquiries can be directed to: Professor Walter C. Rucker,

European University Institute Research Fellow in International/Economic History (regional focus Asia/Pacific) - Deadline December 10[]

The EUI has a vacancy for 1 Research Fellow in the Department of History and Civilisation within the project of Twentieth-Century International Economic Thinking, and the Complex History of Globalization (ECOINT), directed by Glenda Sluga.

The ECOINT ERC project advances an innovative approach to the study of the struggles over economic ideas that have fashioned the paths to globalisation. It focuses on ‘international economic thinking’ generated in and through institutional sites distinctive to the 20th century: intergovernmental organisations and associated international non- governmental organisations. Its main research questions are: Where do we find international globalisation thinking? Who were international economic thinkers? How did they shape the course of globalisation? What does it mean that many of them were women? What does this history tell us about the paths taken or missed by globalisation?

The Research Fellow will undertake global historical studies of international economic thinking at unstudied IGOs, and NGOs.Depending on his/her/their regional and conceptual expertise, he/she/they will have the opportunity to research (for example) the UN Regional Economic Commissions for Asia and the Far East (later Pacific); or the role of economic experts and businesswomen at the IFBPW. In general, research on distinctive regions and international organisations is shared and discussed by the research team. The team works together to build a more comprehensive empirical understanding of men’s, women’s, ‘expert’ and business economic thinking and a global picture of international economic thinking, and produces shared as well as individual publications.

In the context of the ECOINT project, the Research Fellow will carry out the following tasks:

  • Researching, writing and publishing independently on his/her selected topic area
  • Working as part of a team on a co-authored volume, and co- authored articles;
  • Contributing to expanding public debate on international and economic history, and contemporary challenges through outreach program of workshops, public panels, podcasts;
  • Taking the opportunity to co-teach relevant subject areas with doctoral students;
  • Taking initiatives for the organization of relevant workshops and seminarsThe candidate should be recently finished with - or near the end of - his/her/their PhD (must have defended and obtained it before the contract’s starting date) on a related area of history with a focus on economic, intellectual, gender, and/or international history.

The candidate should have familiarity with the literature on international organisations, economic history, and including knowledge of relevant literature in women’s history and international history. The candidate should also have familiarity working with international, state, and private archives and be able to substantively engage with non- Anglophone sources, as relevant to the agreed research area.


  • PhD degree, preferably in the history of international organisations, economic history, global intellectual history (PhD students about to defend their thesis are eligible conditional on the successful thesis defense by the contract start date);
  • One or more relevant publications (journal articles, book chapters);
  • Proven experience in the field of the new international history; specific knowledge of Asia, Pacific, and or/women’s economic history;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to work in an international and highly competitive environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of other languages as appropriate for the research topic.

There is an online application form linked from the announcement. Also include Full CV in English (5 pages max); Short CV in English (2 pages max); Motivation letter in English (approx. 2-3 pages).

Can be full-time or part-time (minimum 50%). Start date 1 March 2022 (later start possible by negotiation). Initial contract of 12 months may be further renewed (conditional to the availability of funds), leading to an extension of the period of service up to a total of 36 months, including the first contract period. Take home pay, after deductions inc for health insurance, is around 3300 a month for full time. [this is 4x the rent of a one bed apt in florence]

Any questions:

Deadline Friday Dec 10th midnight, central European time.

Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: November 12[]

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for five one-year postdoctoral fellowships on the topic of the environmental humanities, drawn from any humanistic discipline. We interpret the environmental humanities in the broadest terms, to include all parts of the world and historical eras. Topics may include (but are not limited to) humanistic approaches to climate change, biodiversity, social justice, environmental justice, food justice, regenerative practices, gardening, landscape, urban foraging, health, and animal studies.

We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with the environment and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic semesters of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers. Fellows will also be encouraged to engage with the Center’s existing Environment Forum and the Center’s new initiative, the Intergenerational Humanities (I-HUM) Project on the theme of “Place and Planet.”

Terms and Conditions

Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500, and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Eligibility and Deadline Information

Applicants for 2022-23 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2019. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they have completed all requirements for a terminal degree (i.e. dissertation defense) by August 1, 2022. Scholars from outside the United States are appointed under either the J-1 visa (Research Scholar status) or F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training), depending on their circumstances. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment for international scholars is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. The Mahindra Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet these conditions of completion and visa status.

The application deadline for applicants to submit their materials is November 12, 2021. The deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation is December 3, 2021.

Application Instructions

Please apply using our online application.

In addition to biographical and professional information, applicants are asked to submit:

A curriculum vitae.

A statement of the research project (1,000-3,000 words) that provides a detailed description of what the applicant proposes to do during the fellowship year.

One chapter- or article-length writing sample (no longer than 40 pages).

Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when three letters have been received. Recommendations may be those included in the applicant’s placement dossier, but they must specifically address the proposed research project. Letters should be uploaded to the electronic application.

- 1/17/22 - any updates on this?? --> rejection received this past week (week of 1/10-1/14)

Harvard University (USA:MA), Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022-2023 - deadline: 24 Jan. 2022[]

The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history and the humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

The Davis Center will award one postdoctoral fellowship in history and one postdoctoral fellowship in literature and culture. We welcome research proposals on topics related to the study of Eurasia.

Fellowship Eligibility and Benefits

For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2022, but no earlier than September 2017

9-month, in residence fellowship (September 2022 – May 2023)

Stipend of up to $46,000

$2,000 in additional research funding

Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance

Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided

Citizens of all countries may apply

For complete application procedures and to submit an application, please visit:

Contact with questions.

Harvard University, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: 2022-23 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships[]

Application deadline: February 15, 2022

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.

This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on the discernable cultural and art historical impacts, broadly conceived, the so-called "Western Regions" 西域 had on the civilization that became China. The theme of the interdisciplinary research that will be conducted is China Westward.

The research group will be led by Professors Eugene Y. Wang (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp (Faculty of Arts and Sciences). The primary objective of this research group is pivoted toward the historical period, largely the first millennium when China was deeply engaged with the "Western Regions."

As part of the group, the primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellows will be to conduct their proposed research project under the mentorship of Profs. Wang and van der Kuijp. Using the balance of their available time, they will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to be decided upon by the group. These activities may include presentation in seminars, a conference, and/or other interdisciplinary engagements and collaborations with the scholarly community at Harvard.

Qualifications: A strong working knowledge of Chinese and/or Tibetan and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by August 1, 2022 at the latest. The group is particularly interested in applicants with a degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Art History, History, Inner Asian Studies, Tibetan Studies, and Anthropology. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship (presuming that conditions relating to COVID-19 don’t prohibit this). Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $62,500; health insurance benefits and $3000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

For more information, see the Fairbank Center’s website:

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2022. Apply here:

The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard University, Society of Fellows, Junior Fellowships[]

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves. A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the candidate's work and promise i.e. a full letter of recommendation as well as the candidate's complete contact information, including current residential mailing address and email address, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three addtional people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation by early September. Upon receipt of the nomination, the Society will request letters of recommendation from the referees and ask the candidate to submit samples of written work (i.e. dissertation chapters, articles, papers) along with a one or two-page proposal describing the studies he or she would like to pursue while a Junior Fellow. The candidate is also requested to provide transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate records. The Society will request that the letters of recommendation be submitted electronically - not by email, but through an upload to a secure portal site. After receipt of the nomination, the three referees will be contacted on a rolling basis beginning in July by our office both by regular mail and email and asked to submit their letters within 3 weeks of the date of our email. They will be provided with a link to the submission portal. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process the nomination.) Instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with a password to enter the secure site. On the basis of the materials submitted, the Senior Fellows select a certain number of candidates for interview. It is from this number that the final selection is made. (The Society pays the traveling expenses of those candidates interviewed.) The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships that begin July 1, 2022 was Friday, August 6, 2021.

12/13: Has anyone who interviewed received an offer yet?

12/13: Interviewed earlier in the fall, no offer or rejection yet.

^Thanks. Happy waiting to you too!

12/14: rejection email (x2)

12/15 Why emails? Are you both overseas?

Hastings College: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy[]

One year Post-Doc focusing on teaching and curriculum development: teaching 2 courses/semester (Intro to Philosophy and Intro to Ethics) and helping to develop two interdisciplinary majors--one in Democracy and Citizenship and one in Medical Humanities--and a B.Phil degree. The position is funded, along with a Literature Post-Doc and a Political Science Visiting Assistant Professor, by an NEH Grant associated with their "A More Perfect Union" initiative. Position dates are Jan 2022-Dec 2022 (teaching in spring and fall, only curriculum work in summer).

Applicant specialization and competency (AOS/AOC) both Open, though relation to the above curricular areas and Continental friendly is ideal. Successful candidates will have demonstrated effective teaching and interest in teaching in a small liberal arts college environment. Candidates submit application and cover letter with diversity statement, CV, sample syllabus, and list of three references. Apply online at (navigate to “Jobs” at bottom of page). Accepting applications until Nov 23.

ICAS:MP advertises multiple Short-Term Fellowships for the academic year July 2022-June 2023 [Closing date: 22 October 2021][]

The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP), a project under the aegis of the Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, advertises multiple fellowships for the academic year July 2022-June 2023. ICAS:MP is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has its main location in New Delhi, India, though the research conducted at the centre is not restricted to India and South Asia. It offers fellowships for senior researchers and a smaller number of outstanding postdoctoral scholars who work on at least one of the ICAS:MP research themes (TM=Thematic Modules).

Thematic Modules of ICAS:MP, which offer Fellowships in 2022/2023:

TM1: History as a Political Category

TM3: Critiques and Renewals of Democracy

TM4: Normative Conflicts and Transformations

TM5: The Challenge of Gender

TM6: Political Economy of Growth and Distribution

TM 7: Media and the Constitution of the Political

(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 2022. Please note that this is a residential writing fellowship based at ICAS:MP in New Delhi. Fellows should work on a topic for which the major part of research is already completed by the beginning of the fellowship. During the fellowship period, absences for fieldwork or archival research outside of Delhi should not exceed one month for a fellowship with a duration of six respectively seven months.

For application terms and materials please refer:

McGill University Dept of Jewish Studies: Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CAN) Deadline: 15 Oct 2021[]

The Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University invites applications for the Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This year’s competition will focus on the Hebrew Bible. Candidates must have mastery of Hebrew and Aramaic with an ability to teach Rabbinics as well. The fellowship will be for the 2022-2023 academic year (August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023) and can be renewed once. Fellows will likely teach one course per semester; they are expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of the department and to deliver a public lecture during their stay in Montreal. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), and a research allowance of $8500 per year. Applicants must have obtained their PhD after June 2018 and have a PhD in hand by June 1, 2022.

Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2021 at this online portal: Workday (

New York University (USA:NY) 2022-2023 ISAW Visiting Research Scholars- Due 20 November 2021[]

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.

- 1/5/2022 - Any updates? Does anyone know what the timeline is? Are there interviews? : 9 Jan 22 - A friend of mine currently a VRS said he heard back at the end of January/beginning of February.

-1/14 Does anybody know if there are interviews for this position?

New York University Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Writing and Arts & Culture (Deadline Nov. 12)[]

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for three Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow positions to begin September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The Liberal Studies Core is a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides a global and interdisciplinary foundation for nearly 100 NYU majors. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual and spatial frameworks to trace the movement of ideas and the interconnectivity of material culture, through the study of different texts, histories, exchanges, structures and systems, languages, arts, and writing from early antiquity through contemporary times. Small seminar-style classes and close faculty-student interaction ensure the benefits of a liberal arts college within a large urban research university. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.

Liberal Studies Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows teach one course for the first semester, and two courses for each subsequent semester in the Core Curriculum. Fellows work closely with an assigned Faculty Mentor, they attend pedagogy workshops that explore innovative approaches to interdisciplinary global teaching, and they have the opportunity to lead faculty development workshops or host program wide events in their area of scholarly, creative, or pedagogical expertise. Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.

We seek applicants for the following positions:

Writing: Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Translation Studies, Creative Writing, or related field. Candidates must have the ability to teach in the first year writing sequence of the Core Curriculum with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis.

Arts and Cultures: PhD in Classics, English, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Art History, Anthropology with arts focus, or related field.  Candidates must have the ability to primary texts and arts produced across the globe in a variety of media from antiquity to the early 18th century in the Arts and Cultures sequence of the Core Curriculum. Candidates must have the ability to ground analysis of artistic traditions and historical events in the global themes of each era with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange.


Rejection email (1/5)

Was the rejection email sent out through interfolio? I ask because my university's email server crashed on 1/5. So perhaps the rejection email bounced back. I'm trying to figure out who to contact about my application status but it's not clear from the website.

Rejection from Arts & Culture (1/5), rejection from Writing & Translation (1/11).

1/10: additional materials requested and interview scheduled (Arts & Culture).

Penn Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships [Deadline Nov. 15][]

Program Description

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships is a competitive program intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania. We seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to their academic missions.


  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents
  • Graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date
  • Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their doctoral degree within the last two years
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn or CHOP are ineligible for this program


Consistent with the University’s postdoc policy, appointments are for one year. Renewals to the second and third year of the program are made annually and will be based on satisfactory performance and mutual agreement between the fellow and the postdoc’s primary mentor. Annual reports on the postdoc’s progress are required.


Fellows starting in July 2022 will receive a stipend of $57,000 a year in year 1 with $2,000 increases in years 2 & 3.   Additionally, the fellow will receive annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($4,000), and a one-time relocation expense of up to $5,000. The University and CHOP also provide a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research skills and prepare them for faculty positions in a major university. The program is designed to provide postdocs with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their career prospects for either a faculty appointment in an academic institution or in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government or nonprofit organizations.

Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor and will begin as early as July 2021.

Application Procedure

  1. Online application form, which includes
    • Education history
    • Teaching history (if applicable)
    • A curriculum vitae, including publications, awards, honors, current and pending funding, if any. CV document should be titled: last name_first name_CV eg: Smith_Jane_CV.pdf
    • A personal statement, no longer than three pages, single-spaced with one-inch margins. Must address all of the following elements in the following order:
      • Review your previous research accomplishments
      • Outline your proposed research plan and future research goals
      • Describe your commitment to pursuing an academic career
      • Detail your academic, employment and life experiences that would bring new perspectives to the University community and your chosen field
      • Personal statement document should be titled: last name_first name_Personal statement eg: Smith_Jane_Personal_Statement.pdf
  2. Three letters of reference from people acquainted with your work including one letter from your thesis advisor
  3. A letter from a Penn/CHOP faculty member with compatible research interests who you have contacted and who has agreed to act as a mentor for the duration of the fellowship.

12/15--Question for those in the know: I see that this position in the past takes *forever* to get back to applicants. Any insider info on whether or not it's normal for this one to not hear anything before early spring?

1/17-- haven't heard anything yet.

Penn Wolf Humanities Center Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: October 15[]

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 2022-2023 academic year, our topic will be Heritage.

The Fellowship appointment is twelve months (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023) and carries a stipend of $61,080 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

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

12/09/21: Any word yet? Or any sense of the actual timeline?

12/21/21: Rejection email

12/21/21: Offer received via email

The Pennsylvania State University, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center Postdoctoral Scholar, African American History – Deadline: December 1[]

The Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2022. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the pre-war period through Reconstruction will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center's interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State's community of researchers. The fellow also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on their project.

Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit a complete application packet including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. We will request writing samples and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process. Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Review of materials will begin December 1 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

Apply online at

The Pennsylvania State University, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil War Era – Deadline: December 1[]

The Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2022. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the pre-war period through Reconstruction will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center's interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State's community of researchers. The fellow also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on their project.

Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit a complete application packet including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. We will request writing samples and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process. Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Review of materials will begin December 1 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

Apply online at

Pomona College: Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2021[]

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2022.

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

This postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please submit a letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendations by November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST to

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1650 students, all undergraduates. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. We seek to attract postdoctoral fellows who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, or service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty/postdoctoral fellows.

1/4: I haven't received a decision on my application yet. (x2)

1/6: Last year I got a (very nice) rejection on Feb 1, so if I had to bet that'd be their timeline this year.

Princeton University - Chadha Center for Global India - One Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021[]

The Chadha Center for Global India (CGI) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position for the 2022-2023 academic year. One postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded to an exceptional recent PhD. The appointment is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree in any Humanities or Social Science discipline by July 1, 2022.

The position is with Dissent: Power/less in India, a cross-disciplinary initiative among Princeton specialists in South Asian Studies that seeks to explore the generation and negotiation of political vocabularies in a range of quotidian sites, such as the body, artefact, family, farm, factory, school, university, market, and media. The plurality of beliefs, practices, and social groups in the Indian subcontinent has produced a vibrant tradition of dissent in a variety of cultural, political, and geographic spaces. At the same time, the discursive and philosophical meanings of dissent in India can only be understood in relation to emerging as well as deeply historical forms of dominance and hegemony. These contestations produce new categories of 'the political' and 'the ethical' that structure both state and society in India. This project will examine how these contingent categories serve to mobilize, organize, and produce new modes of confronting and conceiving of power in India. It will bring humanistic and social scientific perspectives on India and its relationship with the world towards improving scholarly comprehension of the present moment and for envisioning paths forward.

The position entails the organization of lectures and other academic events on campus (or online if public health restrictions emerge) and an annual graduate student workshop in connection with the project's goals. It also involves initiating discussions and outreach toward the development of an "Archive of Dissent" in collaboration with the University's South Asian Studies Librarian. Interested applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter demonstrating how their research and organizational experience will contribute to the project, a CV, a 25-page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Applications are due by October 15, 2021, 11:.59 pm ET. Apply here:

Royal Armouries - Jean Curry Memorial Fellowship - Deadline: 18 Nov. 2021[]

The Jean Curry Memorial Fellowship is a nine month postdoctoral fellowship, hosted by the Royal Armouries. Applications are encouraged for work on the history of arms and armour, defined broadly, without restriction of time period or geography.

The Royal Armouries is the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, with its roots in the medieval stockpile of war material at the Tower of London. It now operates across three sites: its historic home at the Tower of London; a purpose-built site in Leeds, to which the majority of the collection moved in 1996; and a Victorian fortification outside Portsmouth, which houses most of the artillery collection. Its collections have a wide-ranging global remit, with significant holdings from Europe, Africa and Asia, and are recognised as one of the most prestigious and comprehensive collections of their type in the world. In addition to the museum’s collection of objects, it has extensive archival collections dealing with the development of arms and armour, and a well-stocked specialist library.

The Jean Curry Memorial Fellowship is intended to promote study of arms and armour to the highest standards with a view to publication. This fellowship will be awarded to one postdoctoral candidate who has successfully completed their viva voce examination for a doctoral degree in any field of study, between 1 August 2020 and 1 August 2021. Although successful applicants will not be expected to be resident in any of the cities from which the museum operates, the project should make the fullest use possible of the museum’s collection and resources. Candidates will also be able to draw on the specialist knowledge of the museum’s curators, conservators, archivists, and librarians in conducting their research.

The fellowship will be worth £22,500 per annum, pro rata for the nine month duration of the fellowship, and may not be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant. As well as the core salary, it offers over £4,000 in additional funding for research expenses and conference attendance. For more details and to apply, go to

Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (USA:CA)[]

  • 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship, application details on the Clayman website via link above
  • Gender, feminisms, intersectionality
  • Application opens: 1st Dec 2021
  • Application deadline: 6th Jan 2022
  • Decision will be made in early spring quarter 2022
  • Apply via Interfolio at

Stanford University, Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities (USA:CA)[]

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. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third year). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

For fellowships beginning Fall 2022, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study: Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, German Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Music. Applications should be submitted via our online application system by 11:59PM PT November 1st.

12/15--Just curious to see how much interest there was for this one. How many applied? (x3)

1/4 -- I have not received a decision on my application yet.

1/11 -- advanced to departmental round of review + letters of rec requested by 2/2. No word on overall applicant pool, but currently narrowed down to 100 finalists. x3 (according to the e-mail, the 100 finalists are competing for 4 slots). <--which departments are these for? <--Department of German studies, in my case. <-- Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, in my case. (x2)

Stanford University, IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity (USA:CA)[]

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. These fellowships may be in any school of the University (Business, Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Medicine). Selection criteria includes the originality and quality of the research, as well as demonstrated potential for intellectual achievement. These early career fellows will be selected by a committee of Stanford faculty appointed by the Provost. The term of these fellowships is three years. The deadline to submit applications electronically is October 1, 2021.

12/16: Any updates here?

12/17: I received a rejection via email on 12/14.

1/4: I have not received a decision on my application yet. (x2)

1/11: anyone else on here still waiting to hear back from this fellowship? was hoping to hear something this week. (x2) <-- Do you have any indication that we might hear back this week? <--Nothing substantial. Just that last year around this time there were notifications. I was hoping it was a similar timeline this year.

1/12: unofficial offer received.

1/14: generic rejection letter

1/16: no offer of any kind and no rejection.

Texas A&M University: College of Liberal Arts-Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Faculty Fellows (ACES)[]

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. ACES Faculty Fellows are hired as Visiting Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) at the end of the fellowship period. For 2021 (with Fellows to begin August 2022), the ACES Faculty Fellows Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts.

In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, the ACES Faculty Fellows Program promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. From this experience at Texas A&M, faculty fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.

  • Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2022. Fellows begin their appointment in fall 2022.
  • The benefits and stipend are department specific. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
  • Faculty Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance as specified in the position description, and a private office.
  • ACES Faculty Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Faculty Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among the ACES network.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm Eastern on November 15, 2021.

12/13: any info on the timeline for this? <-- 12/15: I'm seconding your question to hopefully get more attention. Doesn't seem to have records on this wiki...

1/3: Did anyone receive LOR requests for this one?

University of Basel – eikones – Three NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowships – Deadline: 18 Oct. 2021[]

eikones – Center for the Theory and History of Images invites applications from outstanding junior and senior researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for three one-year NOMIS Fellowships beginning September 1, 2022.

Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives.

The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. We are interested in the fundamental ways images serve as instruments for making complex structures visible and accessible to interpretation. In both aesthetic and experimental settings, images often assume an exemplary character, aiding epistemic and learning processes. They fulfill evidential, didactic, and symbolic functions, and thereby produce different forms of knowledge. Relevant topics of research might consider, for example, the history and theory of imaging techniques in the natural sciences; the ideals and stereotypes that shape social contexts and political discussions; or the formation and dissolution of canons, iconographies, character types, and styles in the arts. On the methodological side, the projects should be rooted in a specific research field, and reflect on the relation between their individual discipline and image studies.

The fellowships will allow outstanding scholars and scientists to pursue their research free from teaching and administrative obligations. Fellows receive a generous salary, travel funds, conference funds, and access to excellent academic infrastructure. Applications will be selected based on scholarly achievement and promise, and relevance to the topic of images as models. Preference will be given to excellent young scholars with innovative approaches. Fellows are expected to be in residence at eikones in Basel and to participate in select institutional events.

Rejected: December 9th

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Histories of Sexual Health) - Deadline: 21 Nov. 2021[]

This 3.5-year PDRA post is attached to Histories of Sexual Health in Britain, 1918–1980. It is open to applicants from any field in health, the humanities or social sciences. Funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, Histories of Sexual Health maps historical changes in sexual-health services, campaigns, policies and experiences. The project and its research team are part of the multidisciplinary Social Studies in Medicine group within the Institute of Applied Health Research.

An important component of the project is the production of a major new oral-history collection. The PDRA will work with the PI, Dr Anne Hanley, to interview people who accessed and/or staffed sexual-health clinics between 1948 and 1980. The collection will be deposited with the British Library and will constitute a significant resource for the project team, other researchers and public audiences.

The PDRA’s principal responsibility will be to conduct interviews and to process the resulting data. The PDRA will be expected to undertake substantial travel to conduct interviews with participants around the UK. This will occasionally necessitate overnight stays. As the PDRA will be working with elderly participants, they must be willing to take appropriate safety precautions to protect participants and themselves from Covid. This will likely include conducting some interviews remotely using videoconferencing software. Equipment, travel and subsistence expenses will be covered by the Fellowship. The PDRA will use oral-history data alongside other forms of qualitative and quantitative research to produce high-quality outputs in the broad field of sexual health.

Additionally, the PDRA will work with Dr Hanley to establish a multidisciplinary forum for researchers, health workers, policymakers and activists working in sexual health. The PDRA will also contribute to a programme of RSE workshops and public-engagement events. The costs of the required safeguarding training and DBS checks will be covered by the Fellowship.

Built into this post are opportunities for professional development to diversify and enhance the PDRA’s research skills and expertise. They will receive regular mentoring to ensure that their career needs and objectives are being supported throughout the project. They will report directly to Dr Hanley as their line manager.

The PDRA will be based at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus. However, there is flexibility for remote working.

The Successful Candidate will be expected to develop research objectives and proposals for their own or joint research and hold a PhD (or near to completion) or have equivalent professional experience in a field relevant to sexual health

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Anne Hanley (

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 2 Feb. 2022[]

Fixed term contract for up to 22.5 months

Job Purpose

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for the Wellcome Trust-funded project, ‘Border Crossings: Charity and voluntarism in Britain’s mixed economy of healthcare since 1948’. The postholder will work with Professor John Mohan (TSRC, University of Birmingham) on studies of the place of charity, and voluntary and charitable organisations, in the NHS since 1948. The focus will be on moves of health care organisations into and out of voluntary (primarily charitable) control since the NHS was established; the development of those charitable institutions which were not taken into NHS control; and the growth, distribution and impact of charitable fundraising in the contemporary NHS. The work will involve a combination of archival and documentary analyses, as well as interviews, and would suit a social scientist or contemporary historian with an interest in working in a friendly, multidisciplinary team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for specific aspects of data collection (as discussed with the PI) including: archival research; analysis of contemporary documentary sources including web-based materials; qualitative interviews with relevant stakeholders.

Responsibility for analyses and interpretation of data, and relating the analyses to contextual debates.

Contribute to co-authored research publications; conference and seminar papers, including attendance at conferences in the UK and abroad; and dissemination aimed at non-academic audiences.

Working with the wider project team on project activities and outputs.

Undertake relevant research management/administration, including keeping accurate records of progress and management of data, and contributing to coordination of aspects of the wider research programme.

Continue to develop own career and skills, e.g. through accessing appropriate training opportunities, or occasional contributions to teaching.

Person Specification


Relevant first degree (e.g. social policy, sociology, public health, organisation studies, politics)

Completed PhD (or a PhD very near to completion) in a field closely relevant to research area

Experience of conducting qualitative research using archival and / or contemporary sources

Ability to work independently under appropriate supervision

Experience of working collaboratively to deliver project outcomes

For informal enquiries please contact John Mohan (

While the post is advertised at full-time, part-time working will be considered. There is some flexibility with regard to location, but UK travel (including overnight stays) is required for fieldwork / conferences / meetings. Once travel restrictions are lifted, regular face to face meetings with Professor Mohan will be required.

University of California - President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021[]

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBTQ. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $54,540 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:

1/4: I haven't received a decision on my application yet. (x3) <-- for which school did you apply?

1/17: Just based on last year, it doesn't look like anyone begins hearing on this till the second week of February at the earliest.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2022 - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2021[]

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in the following Arts subjects - Business and Management; Divinity/Theology; Economics; Law (including Legal Philosophy and Criminology); Philosophy (including Philosophy of Science); Political Theory and Political Philosophy; Politics and International Relations; Psychology (Social Science); Sociology – which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2022. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any gender, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. These Fellowships are initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.

The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to engage in research; Research Fellows are also welcome to undertake supervision teaching, if they wish, within a limit of six hours per week. Research Fellows are not expected to undertake any additional administrative duties within a College, but should attend twice-termly meetings of the College’s Governing Body.

The pensionable stipend of post-PhD Research Fellows is currently £23,499 (pre-PhD £20,851).

Trinity Hall, Churchill College and Fitzwilliam College operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by any of these colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of four Fellowships will be offered across the colleges in the scheme, of which one is offered at Trinity Hall, but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.

Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details are available at the Joint Application Scheme website:

All applications to be submitted online by 8 November 2021

1/7 rejection letter

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Fitzwilliam College, Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2021[]

Applications are invited for one stipendiary Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship in Geography (Arts); Geography, Geology and Geophysics; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Mathematics; History of Art; or Architecture.

This Early Career Research Fellowship will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2022. The 2022-23 pensionable rates are: Pre-PhD £20,092 - £22,847, post PhD £21,686 – £24,174. Rent-free single accommodation will be offered in College (a taxable benefit), with a charge to cover services, or an additional allowance will be provided, which is currently £3,521 for any Research Fellow not resident in College. The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue research, and a report on the progress of that research will be required each year. The Research Fellow will become a member of the Governing Body of the College, with joint responsibility for its governance. Research Fellows are frequently invited, but not obligated, to undertake (for an additional payment) up to four hours of small group teaching per week.

Fitzwilliam is part of a group of Colleges operating a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. A total of four Fellowships are being offered in this cycle, at Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College and Trinity Hall, but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.

Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website on 8 October 2021:

All applications to be submitted online by Monday 8 November 2021.

University of Chicago-Collegiate Assistant Professor/Harper Schmidt Fellow. Deadline October 15, 2021.[]

The College at the University of Chicago will begin accepting applications on August 26, 2021, for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor.

Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as in their original scholarship.

Applicants must submit applications to be considered in one of the program areas listed below. Please make sure you review these options carefully before beginning your application.

  • Core courses in the Humanities
  • Core courses in the Social Sciences
  • History of European Civilization or Civilizations of East Asia sequences ONLY

The positions are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2022. In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters.

The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2022.

Online applications must be completed by October 15, 2021, 11:59:59 pm EDT. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 29, 2021, 11:59:59 pm EDT.

11/30: Has anyone heard from them?

  • 11/30: No - if you haven't read last year's novel of commentary for this post-doc, it's worth a read. Basically each discipline reached out a different time, only to those for whom they requsted additional materials or interviews (mid-November and January if I'm remembering correctly), before waiting until June to send out a blanket rejection email. Commentators got the impression that they don't know how many fellows they take each year (due to current fellows leaving/not leaving due to the job market). Last year was 7 new fellows out of something like 1400 applications with little contact.
  • 11/30: Usually for Humanities extra material requests go out in mid-Dec, for SS it's much later. Last year they hired 7 fellows but only 2 were Humanities, the rest were SS (and maybe one Arts). The year before they didn't hire any Humanities people. Not sure what will happen this year.
  • 12/19: Has anyone received requests for more materials for Humanities? Wondering if they've gone out?
  • 12/23: still no updates? Usually requests for Humanities have gone out by now.
  • 1/10: Have any SS requests gone out? -- Yes, extra materials requested by SS. [1/10] -- Thanks. Can I ask for which track?
    • 1/11: Any humanities requests yet?
    • 1/11 Nothing yet, but unclear whether European Civilization will be notified separately from Humanities.
      • 1/13: Euro Civ is a SS sequence.
    • 1/11: nothing (Poetry/Human & Human Being/Citizen)
    • 1/13: two years ago on the Wiki it shows no humanities requests or offers. I wonder if they just aren't taking any humanities folx again this year.

University of Chicago, Stevanovich Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship--Deadline October 5, 2021

2022-24 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor

The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on August 1, 2022. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars from across the University to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and to explore how histories and cultures shape our modern world.

11/2: Any updates?

11/17: I wonder if anyone received reference letter requests for this one? It looks like two years ago, the requests were sent out a month after the deadline.

12/3: In previous years, interview notifications have gone out at this point. Has any received reference letter requests yet? This board seems less active than usual, so it's quite possible that this ship has sailed.

12/3: I haven't heard anything from UChicago. Neither did my references. I personally think that at this point, the silence means a rejection.

12/13: Nothing heard over here -- are we sure that any updates have gone out at all? Conceivably, they could do interviews in January, no?

12/13: I personally haven't given up hope. I emailed them on Nov 30 asking whether recommendation letter requests had gone out, and the response was that the committee would reach out when they needed them. My sense was that the Operations Manager would have said if the requests had already gone out. That was two weeks ago, so who knows what's happened since then, but it does suggest a delay in the usual timeline.

12/13: Heard nothing over here either (and I'm not any of the above posters). Honestly think they are working on a different timeline this year – but who knows.

12/15: rejection email.

  • What did the rejection email say? I haven't heard anything as well. Curious if they just finished the first round of consideration and are sending interview requests before Christmas?
  • ---The rejection was standard, sent by Stevanovich through Interfolio: "strong pool of applicants...we regret to inform...." Check your spam to be sure, but if you didn't get it you will probably receive an email to upload letters, etc.

Has anybody else gotten a rejection email? I haven't heard anything <-- 12/15 (evening) I haven't heard anything either, inc. my spam inbox. But I also haven't heard about any letter requests (for any app, for that matter). Maybe they do rolling rejections/letter requests?

Just wanted to note that the original letter they sent out said that the final decision would be made in February. That seems like a different, longer timeline than that of past years. At this point, given that, I think it unlikely we will hear anything before Christmas but hope I'm wrong. [Adding to this to say that they've said February for the last few years, too--but it still seems like a different timeline.]

12/22: rejection.

To the person above, may I ask whether the rejection notice was the same form letter that went out before? Very unusual how they are doing things this time around.

- Yes, it was a generic rejection: "we enjoyed reading your application but we have a strong pool of applicants. Best of luck."

- Still no news to report on my end (12/22). It seems that they are doing rolling rejections, unless they are narrowing the shortlist?

Same - neither I nor my recommenders have heard anything. I assume at this point that they are narrowing a longlist and will send rec requests to those on a shortlist, who will then be selected for interviews.

12/22: Interviews were conducted three weeks ago.

What's with the weird staggered rejections, then?

12/23: Offers made.

Perplexed as to why some of us have not received rejections. Oh well. Corrupt institute anyway.

12/28: Still haven't received a rejection. I suspect they are keeping some of us around in case they don't get their first choices.

Also haven't received a rejection. Could also be an interfolio glitch, has happened to me before.

1/7: I haven't received a rejection either... but based on previous posts it seems like I'm rejected at this point??

1/8: I emailed around the 23rd to ask if I was missing a rejection, and they did not respond. My money is on an interfolio glitch - this happened with a Dartmouth fellowship a couple years back, too. At first I didn't get a rejection when others had, and then I got maybe 5-6 within a couple days. It's very obnoxious, also obnoxious that they wouldn't clarify over email. <-- Thanks for contacting them!

The University of Hong Kong[]

Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Deadline: Jan 7, 2022[]
  • 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.
  • The Faculty of Arts is one of the University's oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Its international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of its staff and students and its collaborations with other top universities around the globe.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Ref.: 508721)

  • The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to five Postdoctoral Fellowships, to commence on August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.
  • The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty.  Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred after January 1, 2019 but not later than June 30, 2022. They will not be currently employed in tenure-track positions.
  • A highly competitive package including housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to the successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
  • The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers website ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty via the online system. Applicants shall arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Society at by the referees. The application will be vetted by a panel of scholars from across the spectrum of the arts and the humanities.  Further particulars can be obtained from Closes January 7, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2022.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

University of Michigan - LSA Collegiate Fellow -- Deadline: Oct 1, 2021[]

The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding scholars in all liberal arts fields whose teaching/mentoring, and/or research, and/or service and engagement will contribute to our interconnected goals of excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The fellowship provides up to two years of support for early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, research and travel funding, and cohort- and program-based professional development opportunities related to scholarship and teaching, to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.

The LSA Collegiate Fellows program was launched in 2016 as a major college initiative aimed at promoting an intellectually rich and inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career faculty scholars, and supporting these outstanding scholars who are committed to working with college colleagues to build a diverse, equitable scholarly and learning community. The program is administered by U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) in conjunction with LSA academic departments.

  • 12/5 Does anyone have any news/updates about the LSA Collegiate Fellowship? I know the website says campus visit invites will be in January/February, but as far as I can tell it does not say when applicants will be notified.-------12/5: I've heard nothing. Do they do preliminary interviews, or do they go straight to campus visits for finalists?-------12/14: I'm not sure honestly. The information on their website suggests that they go straight to campus interviews. I still haven't heard anything.
  • 12/14: Nothing here yet either x4
  • 1/3: Any news?
  • 1/4 I have not heard anything yet. (x2)
  • 1/6 Nothing yet. (x3)
  • 1/9 Nothing yet. (x4)
  • 1/12 Nothing yet. (x3)
  • 1/13 Rejection. 678 applicants this year. (x6)
    • 1/13 Anyone who didn't receive a rejection? Any info about finalists?
    • 1/14: Are the UM LSA fellowships and the UM NCID fellowships the same thing? I haven't heard any news yet, so I'm wondering if NCID people haven't been notified yet?

University of Michigan - Society of Fellows (USA:MI) - Deadline: 15 Sep. 2021[]

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


Any news here?

  • Last year, notices (at least for rejections) went out right before Christmas in the mail.
  • anything? I'm on the east coast and checking my mailbox every day :) nothing so far (x4)
  • 12/17 just received a rejection by email ! x4 --> "We received approximately 850 applications for a total of 5 positions...we have had to make very difficult decisions to arrive at the 40 finalists. I am sorry to report that your file is no longer being considered for the fellowship."
  • 12/17: Advanced to finalist status. Based on previous years, final review should take place in late January
  • 12/17: I've received neither a rejection nor a notification of finalist status. Anyone in the same confusing boat? --> If you didn't get a rejection, you're a finalist! At least, that's my understanding from a former Fellow

University of Southern California —Society of Fellows in the Humanities (USA: CA) — Deadline: December 3. 2021[]

The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral scholars and faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows meet regularly in formal and informal settings to present and discuss advanced scholarly research. Postdoctoral fellows are affiliated with the Society as well as with a USC department of their choice, and have faculty mentors in both. Postdoctoral fellows in the humanities engage with each other as well as humanities departments, institutes, and centers at USC and in the broader Los Angeles area. Each year the Society admits roughly five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Society, the host department, and the university. The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $65,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

Applicants should submit: A finished and complete online application, a cover letter (up to three pages single-spaced), A CV, A writing sample from the dissertation/book project, such as a chapter or article, published or unpublished (up to forty pages excluding notes and bibliography), Evidence of completed Ph.D. or progress-to-degree letter from the adviser or Director of Graduate Studies, The names of two references who can provide recommendation letters.

More information, included eligibility and complete instructions on how to apply are available here on the USC SoFH website.

1/4: I have not heard anything about my application. <-- If I remember correctly, I think they will contact with the first-round decision by early February, so probably no news until then. <-- Thanks!

University of Pittsburgh -- Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital World History -- Deadline: January, 15 2022[]

The World History Center ( and the Department of History ( at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital World History beginning Fall 2022.

We seek candidates who have a background in history or a related discipline and who also have expertise in one or more digital methodologies, including data development, scripting languages, and linked data. Proficiency in digital mapping and spatial analysis is particularly desirable. Applicants from information science who have demonstrable expertise in history are also welcome to apply. In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidate will collaborate on the Center Director’s current research initiatives, including the World Historical Gazetteer ( The successful candidate should also have experience in digital humanities pedagogy and teaching.

The Fellow will serve as the student supervisor and lead instructor for the Digital Atlas Design Internship ( This will require regular meetings with students and faculty advisors. The Fellow is also expected to advise faculty and graduate students about digital methodologies and tools, consult with the system administrators who support the Center’s servers, and participate actively in the Center’s activities, events, and intellectual community.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2022. Please apply by uploading a cover letter and a full CV here on the Pitt Talent Center website.  We will request letters of references and a writing sample from semi-finalist candidates. Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2022.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

University of Toronto -- Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies -- Deadline: January 10, 2022[]

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship during the 2022-23 academic year, with the possibility of an additional one-year renewal, to support emerging scholars pursuing research in queer, trans, and LGBTIQ2SA+ studies. Our search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area during the period of their award and will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. They will receive a dedicated office space at University College and be an active member of the Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) 2022-23 cohort, a collaborative research project based at The Bonham Centre with a focus on methods in queer and trans studies across the disciplines as well as across creative and activist research practices.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will offer one undergraduate class for the Sexual Diversity Studies undergraduate program and, at some point during the period of their award, deliver at least one public lecture that highlights their work. Fellows will have access to the vast faculty resources, archives, and library collections available at the University of Toronto, the Bonham Centre, and in the city. The successful candidate will receive a combined research and teaching stipend of $60,000, plus benefits, to support themselves for the duration of their fellowship. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community, the Queer and Trans Research Lab, and our academic offerings consult our website.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of 3 years before the appointment date of August 1, 2022. To apply please submit as one PDF document, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, one writing sample and three confidential letters of reference, which must be submitted directly by the referees via email. At least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant’s teaching experience and ability.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment), recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All application materials must be submitted via email by January 10, 2022, to Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than the University of Toronto. This fellowship is open to non-Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international scholars.

University of Virginia - Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: December 1, 2021[]

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community based in the interpretive social sciences committed to understanding contemporary and historical cultural change and its individual and social consequences, training young scholars, and providing intellectual leadership in service to the common good. In its twenty-five year history, the Institute has cultivated projects on, for example, political culture and democracy, social theories of modernity and critical theory, moral philosophy and the public sphere, philosophical anthropology and religious experience, and human development and the making of the modern self in education.

Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence, though all fellows must be in residence at IASC in Charlottesville for the duration of the award period. Institute fellows are expected to participate in IASC events, to be an active member in its the seminars and reading groups, and to refrain from teaching or other forms of employment during their fellowship.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. before the start of the fellowship term on September 1, 2022, and no earlier than January 1, 2019.

The fellowship term begins September 1, 2022 and, if fellows satisfy the program requirements and remain in good standing, ends August 31, 2024. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $40,000 plus individual health insurance.

To apply, submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a 5–7 page project abstract in an email with the subject “IASC Postdoctoral Application” to [[6]]. (Letters of reference will be requested of candidates after an initial screening.)

Alternatively, you may apply by sending the above materials to:

Selection Committee

Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

University of Virginia

P.O. Box 400816

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4816

All application materials must be received no later than December 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of final decisions on or about January 30, 2022.

Questions regarding the fellowship program should be directed to Paul Nedelisky, IASC Assistant Director, at the email address above.

The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status (which includes active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in its programs and activities.

Washington University in St. Louis (USA: MO)- Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry - Deadline 7 December 2021[]

Washington University in St. Louis announces the twenty-first year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2022, and no earlier than June 30, 2018) who have not previously held a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship for a position as Fellow. In September 2022, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary. The Fellowship salary for 2021-2022 is $57,750; the salary for 2022-2023 will be set in early 2022. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their fellowship, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to reviewers in other disciplines), a brief proposal for a broadly encompassing interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at Please email us at with additional questions. Submit materials by December 7th, 2021..

Yale University - Institute of Sacred Music - Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021[]

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to African American sacred music, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.

The ISM seeks to prioritize applicants for our annual long-term fellowships in several areas of teaching and research during the current cycle, including projects that study the sacred arts and ritual spheres of African American, Africana, Latinx, and/or Indigenous studies. Two new areas of interest during the current application cycle are projects that study music and the Black church and scholars working at intersection of religion, ecology, and the arts. There is the possibility of multi-year appointments in all of these targeted areas of research.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including

Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology

The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2021 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at The application will be available online beginning on August 15, 2021. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [[7]].

The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at:

Yale University - Institute of Sacred Music - Post-doctoral Associate - Music and the Black Church[]

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 Music and the Black Church. Alongside conducting their own research, the fellow assigned to the Institute’s interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church would be expected to contribute to this new initiative pedagogically, programmatically, and administratively, delivering one course and one symposium during each academic year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Implicit in the program’s title in an interest in various configurations of the relationship between music and the Black church: the genres of music most frequently performed by black Christian congregations, as well as the influence of the Black church on a host of idioms—confessional and commercial, American and global.

While the successful candidate should have well-formed interests and expertise in black sacred music, their PhD need not be in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. Instead, they might have earned degrees in American studies, African American studies, religious studies, or theology.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2018, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.

Applications for this position should be submitted as part of the Long-term ISM Fellowship program, which are due on October 15, 2021. When applying please note your interest for this specific postdoctoral position on the “Application” page in the online system. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is August 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [[8]].

- has anyone heard any updates? Or know what the timeline for the process is?

York University (Canada) - MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival. Deadline: 5 Nov. 2021[]

Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival.

The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is a non-profit cultural and educational media arts organization. It is Toronto’s longest-running, free community film festival, and is the sole community film festival in Canada’s largest and oldest public housing neighbourhood. In addition to its annual festival in November, it offers year-round screenings, a School Program, workshops, and community events at no cost. RPFF is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life. The key communities it serves are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, people with low-income, people who live in public housing, and Regent Park residents.

In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the historyof the Regent Park neighbourhood and its communities. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.

More information:

Positions with 2022 Application Deadlines[]

Harvard University (USA: MA) Lecturers in History and Literature - 12 January 2022[]

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature seeks applications for multiple Lecturer positions. The program’s hiring needs include: American Studies and Ethnic Studies; world histories and literatures, especially Black or Asian diasporas; and European Studies, including work on migration, colonization, and decolonization. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose work focuses on race or ethnicity, candidates whose work is comparative or transnational in scope, and those who can teach a range of geographic areas and historical periods.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. Lecturers will be responsible for designing and executing interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, directing senior honors theses, advising students on curricular matters, evaluating essays and senior theses, conducting senior oral examinations, and teaching seminars of their own design. The Lecturer position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.

The deadline to apply is January 12, 2022.


New York Public Library (USA:NY) 2022-23 Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program - 14 February 2022[]

The New York Public Library is pleased to announce the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program to support advanced research at the Center for Research in the Humanities, located in the Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Fellowships are open to Ph.D. candidates, post-Doctoral scholars, and independent researchers studying the humanities and the history, literature, and culture of peoples represented throughout the collections housed at the Schwarzman Building.

The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program supports five fellows for four concurrent months during the academic year with a stipend of $26,000.

The deadline to apply is February 14, 2022


New York Public Library (USA:NY) 2022-23 National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships - 10 January 2022[]

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. Fellowships are open to scholars researching the history, literature, and culture of peoples represented in collections housed at the Schwarzman Building and to professionals in fields related to the Library’s holdings, including librarianship and archives administration, special collections, photography, prints, and maps. Projects drawing heavily on collections traditionally used to advance the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are also eligible, but only if the project takes a humanistic approach, relies on typically humanities-related methodologies, and contributes to the body of knowledge which enlightens the human experience.

The NEH Long-Term fellowships support two fellows for nine months with a stipend of $45,000.

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2022.


New York Public Library (USA:NY) 2022-23 Short Term Research Fellowships - 31 January 2022[]

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars, based outside the New York metropolitan area, engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. This fellowship is intended to support projects that would significantly benefit from research conducted on-site at one of our three research centers, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, drawing from collections unique to The New York Public Library.

Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and a maximum of four concurrent weeks.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.


University of Pennsylvania Libraries Contemporary Publishing Fellow - 5 January 2022[]

The Contemporary Publishing Fellow is a member of the Library’s Research Data and Digital Scholarship unit, reporting to the Assistant University Librarian, Research Data and Digital Scholarship. The incumbent contributes to the team’s efforts to transform the digital publishing landscape by piloting a publication program focusing on high-quality, media-rich, networked, and interactive public scholarship, often produced under the aegis of a new collaboration with Penn Press.

The incumbent proactively explores emerging publishing technologies, platforms, and practices, and provides leadership in recommending, planning, and implementing pilot digital publishing services that will provide the campus community with the tools, resources, and infrastructure for publishing multimodal projects and experimental digital scholarship.

They serve as a conduit between various Libraries functions (copyright and intellectual property, discovery, preservation, technology and digital initiatives), between the Libraries and University of Pennsylvania Press (editorial vetting, production, marketing, peer review), and between various campus centers (such as the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities) to establish sustainable workflows, processes, and project choices that will enable the digital publishing pilot to succeed.

This is a two-year position with the possibility of extension for a further two years.

The compensation package for the fellowship includes a $65,000 salary plus benefits.

The deadline to apply for best consideration is January 5, 2022


  1. Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (Stanford, CA) Postdoctoral Fellow in gender/ intersectionality/feminisms. 2-year term. Application opens 12/01/2022, Deadline: 01/06/2022. NT/FT, details and Interfolio application link at

Word on the Street[]

Can we add a "word on the street" section? Sorry I'm not literate enough to do it myself. Wondering about some postdocs that announcements are expected about soon, like Princeton - which isn't listed above. // Re: fyi, Princeton's SoF's interviews have gone out a couple of weeks ago. // Princeton's SoF: offer extended (12/17). // 1/16 - Did people get their rejections from Princeton's SoF?

12/14 It's NEH decision week; if anyone knows whether/when NEH Fellowship winners have gotten an advance heads-up, please post and put the rest of us out of our misery...

12/18 anyone heard word on the Barra Postdoc at the McNeil Center? I know "mid-December" is when decisions should go out. Anybody been invited to interview? Rejected?

12/23 ^ I have the same question re: Barra. Last year (Dec. 2020), they notified on Dec. 16 but no word yet. >>> 12/23 heard response from MCEAS yesterday. Interviewees contacted. So, if you've heard nothing (like me), then you didn't make the first cut. Happy, er, holidays.

1/6: Any word on the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) Teaching Postdoc?

1/11: Any word on the NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship? --Not yet, I think feb 15 is the date for responses. <-- Thanks for the information! Is that for the final decision, or first-round decision?--> from their FAQs page: Final decisions are announced on or about February 15. <--Ah I see, thank you!

1/11: rejection from Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University