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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.

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.

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?

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 [[1]].

Rejection email 11/23

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.

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 [[2]].

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,

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 (

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [[3]]. (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 [[4]].

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 [[5]].

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.

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Positions with 2022 Application Deadlines[]

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.


  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

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.