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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)

1/21 - Any updates since request for letters? =No (x1)

2/3- any update since letters request? - Nope

2/8 - Rejection received

  • 2/9 different user - I've heard nothing over here (submitted reference letters) . anyone else? [2/9: Same here; submitted letters in late Dec but nothing since] x2 -- another user: I haven't heard anything, either -- submitted letters in early January. <--- Their website says that offers will be sent out in late Feb. I guess that means there's no interview process for this one?
  • 2/10 yet another user: i haven't heard anything either. is it really possible they don't do interviews for this? that seems bananas to me but hey, it's the academic humanities in 2022, anything could happen i guess <-- That, or everyone checking this forum has already been rejected, and just doesn't know it yet. Which unfortunately is probably as much a possibility (and update 2/12 - looks like I was right)
  • 2/11 I posted before, still haven't heard anything. But I found another message board ( where someone posted yesterday, "I checked in with them this week and they said that candidates selected for an interview will be notified within next the next week." That is a frustratingly ambiguous sentence -- notified of application decisions or notified about getting an interview? -- but I think they meant the latter (?). (No one in the thread reports having been interviewed.)
  • 2/12 - Interviewed this past week, was notified of interview the week before. (x2) Though I received a request for letters two weeks after folks posted about them on the forum, so who knows. Good luck! <--- Well, I think this tells me all I need to know ... would that the committee had let us know earlier. thank you for sharing, and congrats, best of luck!
  • 2/22- Emailed to inquire about status on 2/16 and was told "The Selection Committee is currently still in the process of reviewing applicants. Applicants who are selected for interviews will receive an email from us soon." No word in the week since (I received a request for letters in December, but no communications otherwise).
  • 2/24 - Any news since the interviews? <----I haven't heard anything since the interviews (2/28).
  • 3/2 - Offer received

Brown University - Pembroke Center Research Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline December 7[]

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research fellow positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of the seminar "In the Afterlives and Aftermaths of Ruin."


Anyone heard anything about this? [2/18]

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.

1/21: I have not received a decision on my application yet.

1/25: Notification of department level nomination. Postdoc office should make final decisions on offers by mid-Feb

2/1: To the person above^^ Which department did you receive a nomination from?

2/2: if we don't get a notice of department notification I'm assuming we're out? Or does not everyone get notified?

2/4: Notification from postdoc office that I am a finalist. "Selected scholars for the program will be notified with a follow-up e-mail by the end of February.  All finalists will receive notification regardless of the results by February 28, 2022."

2/15: rejection email. It said there were only 200 applicants. Last year there were 600. Not sure if that's a typo or what.

2/21: Any finalists hear back yet?

2/21: ^^ Nothing yet ... I really hope we hear something this week.

2/25: 2pm EST... Still nothing. *SIGH*

2/28: 12pm EST ... Have any of the finalists heard anything?

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.

1/18: still crickets here. Anyone get any news post-interview? Last year an acceptance was posted on 12/18.

1/20: rejection after inquiring via faculty sponsor

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: [[1]], 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?
  • 1/22/22: I got an email from them on December 9th letting me know I had made it to the next round of review. I haven't heard anything else since.

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)

1/24 - I saw from last year that offers were made on the Monday after interviews, so if anyone gets a call, please update us on here to put us out of our misery XD.<-- has anyone heard anything? <--1:25pm PST and, sadly, no call received (x6) <-- ok so seems like they didn't make any calls yet hopefully..we shouldn't look too much into them having made the call on a monday last year lol

1/25 - Offer call around 1pm; good luck everyone (x3 [call at 12:30pm EST])

02/25 - I am curious whether others who didn't receive offers on 01/25 got any kind of follow-up correspondence from SoF. <-- Me too. I did not get anything yet.

03/01 - Maybe their ears were burning. Looks like they finally found time to send their PFOs out today.

3/2 - Just a received a second rejection email from SoF... after receiving one on 1/13. Lovely. (x2)

ACLS Fellowship Competition[]

ACLS Fellowship Program

Deadline 9/29/2021

2/25/2021 - I just wanted to create a space for the general ACLS fellowship program so that folks could update any news since acceptances went out in late feb last year. I have no news!

2/25: Based on previous years, I assume winners have heard this past week, so I'm calling this a lost cause.

2/28: Finalist email; interviews scheduled for mid-March (x2 - ACLS Emerging Voices)

3/1: ACLS does interviews?

3/9: Anyone heard about the general fellowship (not EV)?

3/9: I heard through the grapevine that at least some of the general fellowship notifications went out in late Feb.

3/11: "Heard through the grapevine" is pretty vague. This is the grapevine. Did you hear from someone who was notified or someone who knew someone who was notified? In any case, today's Friday and our wait will end soon for better or worse!

3/11: To the poster above, you think we will be notified today, or just soon on a Friday? I know I did not get this, but I keep checking. Hope they notify soon so I can be done!

3/11: (I'm not the above poster.) Last year the mass rejections came 3/23.

3/15: Just checking if anyone has heard more?

3/15: acceptances for the general fellowship went out in late feb.

3/18: So...if we haven't heard yet, should we assume we didn't get it?

3/18: given that last year's success rate was about 4.5%...we can basically all assume that. ACLS has lately had an even lower funding rate than the guggenheim fellowship. (limiting the competition to untenured scholars resulted in more applications than ever.)

3/21 I also have not heard anything.

3/24 I haven't seen anyone announce their award on I feel like there is still hope?

3/24: In previous years, winners were asked not to make any announcement until mid-April when official press release was ready. Last year mass rejections went out 3/23 and the official press release was 4/12. It takes several weeks to get papers signed and onboarding done.

3/24: "With nearly 900 applications for 60 awards, the competition for these fellowships was steep, and our peer reviewers faced the difficult task of choosing awardees from among many deserving projects. Although your application advanced to the final round of review, ultimately it was not selected for one of this year’s awards."

4/15: ACLS “Emerging Voices Fellowship”: I was interviewed in late March being one of the finalists. The week of April 11 should have been revelation week, but it’s Friday after 5 and nothing happened. Any news?

4/18: ACLS "Emerging Voices" - No news (same deal as previous poster, good to know I'm not the only one)

4/18: ACLS "Emerging Voices" -- I'm also in this boat. I had a finalist interview on March 28. No news since then.

4/18: ACLS “Emerging Voices”- I was notified of award early last week, given deadline of Friday 4/15 to accept. Asked not to make announcements as notifications were on rolling basis through May.

Reply 1: Thank you for sharing! It makes sense that the first-choice candidates were notified already and given until Friday to accept or reject. This means that, from now on, whoever gets an award notification is second choice. I think.

Reply2: Yes, this is helpful! I interviewed beginning of April, so waiting for my rejection notice any day now lol.

4/22: ACLS "Emerging Voices" -- I received my rejection today.

Emerging Voices Fellowship

Summary 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|]]

Contact 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]].

2/24: Any news?

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..

14 April: Anyone hear back?

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,

Rejection letter received: 20 Jan 2022

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.

Georgetown University - Science, Technology and International Affairs Postdoc - Deadline: Mar 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time[]


The Science, Technology and International Affairs Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship starting in fall 2022. We have two positions available. Fellows will be expected to conduct research on one or more topics of interest to the STIA Program and to collaborate with one or more members of the STIA faculty. Current faculty research examines the politics of technology and of ethical AI; clean energy innovation and global climate change; emerging infectious disease and global health; water and agriculture; nuclear security and statecraft; and the search for life on other planets, among other topics.

Applicants should propose a research project and one or more STIA faculty members who they would like to mentor their ongoing research and to collaborate with on a new project. Proposals emphasizing interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged. Fellows may have the opportunity to mentor STIA undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. There may also be an opportunity to teach or assist in teaching STIA courses if the fellow wants to obtain teaching experience although this is not required.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for one year. In some cases an extension for an additional year may be possible contingent on alternative funding sources being identified. In accepting the appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence at Georgetown University for the duration of the fellowship.

The STIA Postdoctoral Fellowship is $60,000 annually with up to $10,000 available towards research expenses and professional development.

About STIA. Drawing on Georgetown’s expertise across international affairs, public policy, global health, environmental studies and security studies, the School of Foreign Service (SFS) established the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program in 1982 to educate the next generation of leaders skilled in science and technology, create knowledge that will advance cross-cutting solutions for today’s most pressing issues, and drive innovation at the nexus of science and international affairs. For more information please visit our website:


Candidates must hold a PhD prior to their start date.

Application Instructions[]

Application Procedure – All proposal materials must be submitted through Interfolio by March 31, 2022. The application should include the following:

Cover Letter (1-2 pages) detailing your interest and fit for the STIA program; Proposed Research ([[6]] words): include a description of the research, including an explicit statement of the question that you plan to investigate, the methodology you will use, the importance of the work, and the name of the STIA faculty members(s) you wish to work with and how your proposal relates to their current research; DEI statement (one page; 500-750 words); Curriculum Vitae; References: three letters of recommendation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement[]

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at [687-4798|(202) 687-4798].

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)

1/20 - looking back at past years on this page for the Mahindra Humanities Center, it looks like they send out rejections in rounds (but the timeline differs a bit from year to year).

1/22: I found out I was a semi-finalist on 1/14 but only because I was missing an LOR from my application

Feb. 1: Any updates or further rejections received?

2/11: Anyone heard anything?

2/11: rejection received (x3)

2/13: Anyone know how many total applications vs. finalists there are?

2/15: Search committee meeting to determine offers March 1.

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?

Harvard University, Warren Center: Global American Studies Post-Doc[]

Title Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Charles Warren Center
Position Description The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc position, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in the fall/winter of 2022/23 select its next cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2022, renewable for a second.

We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.

Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year, to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.

Notes regarding application materials.

The required statement of research should be no longer than five pages, single-spaced.

The required writing sample should be a dissertation chapter.

OPTIONAL WRITING SAMPLE 2: another dissertation chapter.

Three letters of reference are required. Instructions will follow as you complete the electronic application.

Basic Qualifications The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2022, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. The Warren Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community. Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $55,000 in 2022-23); the postdoc position includes benefits.
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions NOTE: Global American Studies postdoc application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is November 29, 2021.

The deadline for recommendation letters is December 6, 2021.

4/1 Any news on this one, can't find anything about offers anywhere online

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?

-1/25 Interview scheduled in mid Feb.

-1 /2 Rejection email, --> 2/3 did this come from interfolio?/would you feel comfortable sharing the email address you got this from? I didn't get an interview invite, but i also didn't get a rejection. anyone else have more info? -->2/6 I also got a rejection through Interfolio. I know that last year a couple of my colleagues received rejections for this position two weeks apart. I've seen that happening also with other jobs I've applied to this year.

2/16 - any updates on offers? or more rejection letters? --> 2/20 - still nothing. anyone else?
3/1 - any more updates on offers? or rejection letters? I haven't received any word yet. --> 3/7 For the two-year position, no official updates but was told that offers were made last week.

3/8 - thanks for the info! Has anyone heard anything about the one-year research positions? (I haven't received any word yet)

New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology (deadline Nov 15)[]

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for one year in the History of Science and Technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year. The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2022, will include a $42,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation.


- 1/27 - anyone heard anything from this? Or had their letter writers contacted?

Jan. 27: Haven't heard anything, but I went and reviewed the Interfolio app a couple of weeks ago, they appear to have activated the LoRs section for the people who advanced to the next round. Assuming no joy here.

3/3 : Any news on this?

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 Program in Environmental Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline 2/1][]

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants whose research, teaching, and public engagements support and complement PPEH’s core commitments: (1) broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry across the arts and sciences; (2) arts-driven inquiry into place, particularly our campus and the City of Philadelphia as well as urban ecology in other global contexts; (3) public engagement, particularly in and with environmental justice communities and concerns; (4) the creation and growth of “living archives” via practices of “urgent collection”.

PPEH Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to pursue their own research agendas as well as actively participate in the Program’s signature public environmental humanities projects, in Philadelphia and beyond. The ideal candidate’s application materials will explicitly address how their research and teaching intersects with PPEH’s ongoing public initiatives to expand the right to research; we are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with the digital, health and medical humanities. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $55,000 plus health insurance and a $4,500 research fund. During their year in residence, the fellow will pursue their proposed research, will be required to teach an undergraduate course of their own design on topics in environmental humanities, and participate in a regular lunchtime weekly seminar series, presenting their research once during the series. Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2017 and June 2022 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than June 2022 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime after June 30, 2022). Preference will be given to candidates 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 PPEH’s intellectual community on Penn’s campus and beyond.

Application deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022. To apply, candidates should submit: a cover letter, c.v., and a research and teaching statement of no more than 750 words highlighting their public-facing work. Semi-finalists will be asked to supply three letters from academic recommenders and a writing sample; finalists will be interviewed via video conference. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


2/26 - Invitation to interview

3/9 - Rejected.

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. <--1/25 neither have I.

2/2 STILL nothing. Decisions are made "by March". Either there are no interviews for this one, or I'm on track to get rejected. Last year, people noted that some announced their offers on Twitter. Wondering if anyone has seen this... <---Some of the provost fellowship awardees did announce their offers on Twitter last year, but it was only towards the end of March. It's unclear if there was any sort of preliminary first round or interview stage before the final decisions

2/11: No updates still <--2/14 Nothing here

2/22: no updates x2

3/5 i emailed the contact for the postdoc 2/28 for status of my application, but no response has come. <-- 3/10 I emailed them about a week before you did, around 2/21 maybe. Never got a response either

3/28 - probably safe to say that this is over with? Has anyone heard of anything <--I've written it off...

3/30 -- rejection

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 Fellowisaship 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.

2/2: nothing here (x4) I'm wondering if this is a bad sign, because don't they typically invite talks of the final candidates to take place around now?

2/3: rejection email: "We have contacted applicants who will proceed to the next stage of the selection process. If you have not been contacted, please be assured that this is not a reflection on the strength of your application but rather on departmental needs..." etc. etc. (x3)

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)

01/24 -- Has anyone heard or have any information on the timeline for the field Iberian and Latin American Cultures? <--I haven't. I've seen on another thread the Musicology interviews went out, so maybe it's too much to hope that ILAC is the only of the 4 that's behind... <-- Same as the above, got email about advancing to departmental rounds w/ same dates for rec letters.<-- 01/29 -- I advanced to the departmental round in ILAC, but haven't heard anything about interviews or anything else since that 1/11 announcement.

02/01 -- I was expecting the departmental round decisions to come out yesterday, so I contacted them today. They replied that departmental decisions have not been finalized yet. They will start notifying finalists today as information comes in, but these notifications will continue to go out over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, recommendation letters are still due tomorrow (February 2nd). Hope this helps those who are waiting. --- If any of us gets a finalist notification over the next two weeks, please let the rest of us know, and which department the notification was for! Thanks.

02/02 Finalist selection from the director came out today (at least for German). Total no. of finalists is 19.

02/02 - ^^^Thanks for the update on finalist selection--and congrats! I'm guessing if they know the total number of finalists (19), then that includes the other 3 departments too, in which case I didn't make it, since I haven't heard anything. But if anyone can confirm decisions have also been made for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, it would be much appreciated. <--ditto for Iberian and LatAm Studies? <-- Received finalist notification for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity--can confirm that the 19 finalists represent all four departments/centers.

2/24 - anyone have news of any kind? It’s been quite a few weeks. Program hasn’t replied to my request for update. <---2/24 Haven't heard anything since the 2/2 finalist email. They said it would be a few weeks, but was curious as well if anyone had heard since then. Emailed for an update last week and didn't get a reply. <---- 2/24 Same here. Wrote to them earlier this week asking for an update but haven't received a reply.

3/2 - notification that offers are sent out today. Congratulations to the people who got it

3/2 - notification of alternate status. Would great appreciate any news/info from offer recipients--and congratulations!

3/16 - just posting that formal rejections went out this afternoon.

Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

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. <-- Have you received an official offer yet? (1/19) <-- Yes. <--Congrats! If you're inclined, what's the deadline for deciding whether or not to accept the fellowship? <-- First week of Feb. <-- Thank you. That's very helpful information. Congrats again

1/14: generic rejection letter

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

Stanford University, Dr. Eli Reinhard Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies[]

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University invites qualified candidates to apply to the Dr. Eli Reinhard Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The Reinhard Fellow will be appointed for two-years, beginning in the Fall of 2022.

We invite applications from Jewish Studies scholars with a focus in Religious Studies, law, or gender in any time period, whose research interests would complement and contribute to the ongoing work of our faculty and our students, and whose work promises to make a significant contribution to the field of Jewish Studies.

The Fellowship will provide a minimum annual salary of $69,000, and will include benefits and an annual research stipend. This is a full-time position, housed in the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.  The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at Stanford, and to be an active member of our scholarly community. This includes being available to students for  mentoring or teaching a course, participating in the Graduate Student Research Colloquium, and presenting a public lecture or workshop each year reflecting the progress of their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained employment for the duration of their postdoctoral appointment.

Applicants must have earned their 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. conferred by July 1, 2022.  Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held another postdoctoral appointment.

Application Requirements and Eligibility

  • 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. conferred by July 1, 2022.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously held another post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, in pdf form.  Please send inquiries and applications to [[7]].

  • A letter of intent stating how the applicant would use the fellowship period to further their research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages);
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages;
  • An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution;
  • Names and contact information of three recommenders;

Stanford University 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. Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 10, 2021.

Phone or in-person interviews may be conducted for finalists.

  • 1/20/22 - any updates?

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?

1/25: I haven't had LOR go out for this one yet or any news, good or bad. I wish someone knew the typical timeline for this... (x2)

2/2: Nothing yet.

2/4: Perhaps someone should reach out and ask at this point if finalists have been notified? There must be a contact email somewhere.

2/16: I sent an email. I'll post with news when/if any arrives.-------They replied quickly: "Applications are currently in the review process. We expect to have made final decisions by April." This seems like they are still early in the process, so I'm assuming we're all still in.

3/9: Any LOR requests yet? Or any other news? <----No news here (3/9).

3/21: nothing here. <--- no news here (3/28)

4/16: Has anyone heard anything?---4/22: nothing here, but I'd be very surprised if it wasn't finished by now.

5/6: Still nothing (not even a rejection)? It's been 6 months since submission...

Tufts Center for Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2022, and continues until all positions are filled.

Tufts Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (General), 2022-2023[]

The Center for the Humanities invites applications for two general one-year humanities postdoctoral fellowships, beginning September 1, 2022.

3.17: It may be still early, but any news on this?

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 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. (x5) <-- for which school did you apply? <-- UCLA

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.

2/7: Anyone else dreading this upcoming week? I anticipate my heart pounding out of my chest every time I refresh my inbox... <--Yes! If anybody receives a call or comes by any news, please pass it on. Good luck, everyone!

2/9: Just a note that I'm a current UC PPFP fellow and I went back through my received calls around this time last year to see when I got the news from UCOP. FWIW, it was Feb 9 when I got the call from a 510 area code (East Bay CA) number. If you receive a call with this area code, pick up! Best of luck to everyone <3 <<< thank you, current Fellow! You've got many of us unblinkingly staring at our phones all day! 👀 👀 👀>>>

2/11: Can anyone confirm that the first round of offers ship has sailed? :( <<< I was wondering the same. Since no one reported of receiving calls from UC this week, it's also possible that offers have not been sent out. Based on past years, it seems like they make calls on the first or second Monday of February, and this year Valentine's day is the second Monday. But please let us know if anyone received a call this week!

2/11: I received a phone call today and was offered a postdoc position at UCI. << Congratulations! And thanks for letting us know!

2/12: Someone posted on social media indicating they received an offer from Berkeley. I think calls must have been made yesterday. << Saw another social media post on 02/06 by someone joining Ohio State thru PPFP. So UCI, UCBerkley, and Ohio State have already made the calls it seems.>> Don't different campuses (at least within University of California) make calls on a same day?

2/14: Friend of mine in the Social Sciences received an offer via phone call today (Monday) <<< Do you happen to know which campus this offer was from? Thanks! <-- yes, UC Berkeley

2/16: Has anyone heard from UC Santa Cruz? --- Got a call today for UC Santa Cruz and was offered a postdoc (Humanities)! <-- Conratulations!

2/16: Has anyone heard from UC Riverside? I e-mailed but was told they are still reviewing apps (but from the look of things many people have already gotten offers).

2/16; Has anyone heard from UCSD? (x2)

2/16: Has anyone heard from UCLA, specifically Humanities? (x2)

2/18: Has anyone who received a phone call that they were awarded the fellowship get an official award letter yet?

2/22: Has anyone heard from UC Santa Barbara? (x2)

2/23: Has anyone heard from UCLA?

2/23: Has anyone received a rejection email yet? (x3) << I emailed today, they said I was rejected and should have received a message on February 18th. I checked all my folders I never got it. Not sure if anyone else actually received it? << I emailed too and received the same reply. I never got it.

2/28: Has anyone heard from UC Davis? -- 3/15: Yes, I just received a rejection from them today.

03/02: I inquired via email today and received the rejection email <--- Thanks for the update! I guess those of us who haven't heard anything back are either going to receive rejection emails soon or are being considered as alternates or for the Chancellor's program? Any insights much appreciated! <--- emailed and was told I am an "unranked finalist." Alternates come in first if fellowships become available then finalists. Finalists are also up for a Chancellor's Postdoc <--- Thank you for letting us know!

03/04: Emailed today and was told that my application has been given "referred" (as opposed to "alternate" and "unranked finalist") status and is under consideration for the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship. Does anyone know what the selection process for the Chancellor's is and what having "referred," "alternate," or "unranked finalist" status mean during this process? Thanks!--[3/7] I emailed today and my status is "referred" for the Chancellors.

03/10: UCLA: "While we cannot offer you a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship award at this time, you are a finalist and will be considered if there are additional openings in the next few weeks."

3/15: Any notifications for the Chancellor's today? <-- Nothing here (UCLA). Last year it seems that Chancellor's offers went out as early as 3/18 and as late as late April. <--received a rejection for both President's and Chancellor's today (UCR)

3/17: Have any of the President's alternates heard back yet? <-- I am an alternate, and have not heard anything. I was able to find out my rank number by reaching out, which helped me think big picture. From that same conversation it seems like I am a couple weeks out from hearing decisions on the Chancellors as well. Just another cycle of waiting and seeing what happens <-- Thank you for the info! It seems that the timing of Chancellor's decisions vary by campus. Do you mind sharing which campus you applied to that may be making decisions in a couple of weeks? <-- UCR, but who knows if we hear back then or later. It seems like last year people were hearing back much later than the shared timeline, hopefully things are moving faster this year since people are back on campus <-- Thank you! Someone shared above that they received rejections from UCR President's and Chancellor's on 3/15, so I guess not all decisions on campus-based Chancellor's are done at once? In any case, hopefully things will be moving faster this year.

3/28: I was previously a finalist for the President's and was given an offer for the Chancellors on 3/25 <-- Congratulations! Thank you for letting us know. Do you mind sharing which campus you got the offer from? Thank you!

4/4: Has anyone heard back (acceptance or denial) from UC Santa Barbara Chancellors? Additionally, have any alternates of the Presidents heard back? --> I was referred to the UCLA Chancellor's and still waiting to hear back.

4/4: Has anyone heard back from UCLA Chancellor's?

4/4: Received an offer for the UCI Chancellor's via email. I was initially ranked as a finalist for the President's.

4/6: Please UC system put us out of our misery! (x2)

4/7: Has anyone heard from UCSC Chancellor's?

4/10 Any news from UCSD Chancellor's OR rejection notifications?

4/12: Yesterday (4/11) it was reported on Twitter that someone was awarded the UCLA Chancellor's via the CSRC (special initiative). Not sure if there are still UCLA Chancellor's awards pending or if they have all been awarded. <-- 4/14: I heard UCLA aims to announce Chancellor's awards by the end of April

05/04: I was notified that I was awarded a UC Chancellor's Postdoc at Riverside. It took a lot longer than I thought it would to hear these results. Hope this helps people figure out timelines this year and next.

05/04: I was an alternate for the Presidents but have heard nothing back since the initial email. I emailed the PFPP office to inquire and they said "All awards have been offered and accepted. An official notification will be sent to all applicants soon." I suppose that means that all Presidents awards are done. I also asked about how I can contact UCSB DEI office about the Chancellors award but they said nothing. <---Got the same response to a question about the UCSD Chancellor's

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.
  • 1/28: email rejection: not hiring any humanities fellows this year. x2
    • Anyone applying to SS got a rejection yet?
    • Applied SS - European Civilizations - I've not heard anything. No requests, no rejection.
      • Same for SS - Classics/Power (x2)
  • 2/12: Any update after SS material requests?
    • Yes, I got an invitation for a virtual campus visit on 2/15 (Self, Culture, and Society). Interviews from 2/23-3/18 so it's possible not all tracks in SS have been invited yet. Good luck!.
    • Same, East Asian Civilization.
  • 2/23 - Just saw this job posting: Doesn't that sound like the positions offered in this fellowship, only for two years?

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!

1/18: Rejection email (x3) - rejection e-mail said they have completed review.---I received this rejection as a second rejection, first was received in mid Dec.

  • Just got one too (hadn't received one before). (x2)
  • 1/23 I still haven't gotten a rejection. Anyone in the same boat?

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.

(April 1) Has anyone heard? I thought decisions were coming sometime in March.

[April 5] Honestly the way it's written, it's possible they only notify people when it's a yes, and for the rest of us it's a no.

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?
    • 1/18 - i haven't heard anything. i didn't receive a campus invite or a rejection. anyone else in that boat? anyone who received a rejection willing to share the email address they got the email from, so i can make sure i didn't receive on. --> The rejection email I received had this address at the bottom of their message: . Hope this helps!
    • 1/18 - same boat, but check your portal to see if you applied to NCID rather than LSA. They are different despite the same application. If your app says NCID, then it seems it's not the same timeline.

University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Systems - Post-Doctoral Associate [Deadline: Open Until FIlled][]

We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate position beginning on or after July 1, 2022.

At the Center for Public Health Systems (CPHS), our mission is to support governments, organizations, and communities using evidence-based public health practices and generate evidence about public health systems where it does not yet exist. We invite scholars from diverse backgrounds to apply for the CPHS Postdoctoral Program. The program will support the professional development of a researcher who is interested in and able to contribute to the following research efforts:

  1. Provide quantitative and qualitative technical support for governmental and non-governmental public health operations, in areas including program evaluation, data analysis, advanced analytics, visualization, needs assessments and long-term planning initiatives, policy analysis and crafting of policy agendas
  2. Assist governmental public health agencies with organizational and workforce development initiatives to understand and prepare for current and future public health challenges through workforce needs assessment and planning, organizational design and management, training needs assessments, pipeline development, guidance on recruitment, retention, and succession management, and Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation support.
  3. Conduct of systems research with real-world implications, focusing on projects which assess public health impact and strengthen public health systems against current and projected challenges.
  4. Collaboration with partners to strategically identify data, knowledge, training, and tools needed by public health practitioners, and then working collaboratively to develop needed resources.

The primary goal of this program is to train scholars who will become innovative research leaders in public health systems research.  The postdoctoral associate will conduct and collaborate on research projects and papers and write competitive research grants. There may also be teaching opportunities. The fellow will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Jonathon P. Leider, Investigator, who will provide mentorship and support.

Successful candidates will have a record of innovative and productive research, as well the ability to conduct research both independently and as a part of a team.

This is a one-year position with the option to extend for a second year based on funding, performance, and employee interest. This is a 100% FTE position. Starting salary range: $53,760-$65,292 based on NIH pay scale; travel stipend to attend a national conference each year will also be made available.

This position offers flexible work arrangments including the possibility of fully-remote work.

Any questions related to the position can be directed to Rachel Schulman (

About Our Center

The Center for Public Health Systems (CPHS) innovates public health practice through education, technical assistance, and workforce support to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and the nation. Located in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the UMN School of Public Health, CPHS conducts research on a broad spectrum of public health systems issues and functions, including workforce; informatics and data; policy; finance and economics; infrastructure; system structure and organization; and performance improvement. CPHS’s faculty and staff have decades of expertise in workforce assessment and development, cost estimation, evaluation, community health, public health preparedness, and the development of educational and outreach programs.

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
  • 1/23: STILL nothing on this? Does anyone have a sense from prior years of how/when they contact finalists? --> Typically offers are made on a Friday in mid- to late-January, by phone.
  • 1/24: Offer received via phone call with SoF Chair
  • RIDICULOUS to receive 850 applications yet charge $40 USD per. This PDF truly beginning to seem like a scam. Future applicants beware! <-- I believe it's b/c of a semi-recent law passed in the State legislature requiring all public universities to collect application fees for university programs... which honestly should tell us that it's classified as an education program and not an employment opportunity --> Their website says they have cut the fee for future application cycles: "This fall, the Society of Fellows explored options to eliminate this fee in order to make the fellowship fully accessible. With support from Rackham, there will be no fee to apply to MSF for the 2022 application cycle and moving forward."

University of Pittsburgh, World History Center - Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital World History (USA: PA) - Deadline: March 20, 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 at the Pitt Talent Center by uploading a cover letter and a full CV.  We will request letters of reference and a writing sample from semi-finalist candidates. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2022.

University of Portland - Core Curriculum Postdoc Fellow - Deadline: March 21, 2022.[]

The University of Portland (UP) and the University Core invite applications for two Core Fellows to begin August 2022. These positions are for early-career scholars interested in developing skills for teaching-focused careers at institutions that emphasize the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for a holistic undergraduate experience. The positions will prioritize scholars from groups historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or those whose academic interests focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. UP’s recently revitalized Core Curriculum is organized to imbue all students with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the common good and seeks teacher-scholars who can enhance that commitment.

Consideration will be given to applications from scholars in all disciplines across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who will have completed a terminal degree in the past five years at the time of appointment. The usual term of the Fellows will be for two years, based on renewable 9-month appointments that may be extended for an additional year. Fellows will receive active mentoring toward potential careers at teaching focused universities through a network of support including the Core Director and the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee along with a departmental appointment with at least one department in the University of Portland College of Arts & Sciences. Further, in the Fall semester fellows will participate as affiliates in the Core 101: Anchor Seminar first year program, where they will receive active mentoring from full-time faculty from across the University recognized for teaching excellence.

The salary range for this position is $52,640 - $54,750.

This is a teaching-focused position with limited service commitments. Though not required, Core Fellows are welcome and encouraged to continue scholarly work. The teaching load is five regular courses per year (including multiple sections of Core courses to limit course prep) with additional responsibilities during the Fall semester working with the faculty team teaching the University Core introductory course for first year students. The candidate will primarily teach lower division core courses, with opportunities to also teach upper division specialty courses in areas of expertise and interest as part of the University Core’s interdisciplinary exploration level. Core Fellows may also undertake projects to enhance University Core related initiatives in coordination with the Core Director and the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit the following documents via

1) A cover letter articulating qualifications and interests in teaching in a liberal arts context, along with an understanding of the university mission as it is compatible with your approach to higher education.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) A 2-3 page teaching statement addressing: 1) the applicant’s philosophy of teaching (including evidence of past teaching effectiveness if available); 2) how the applicant’s approach to teaching incorporates a liberal arts perspective and the education of students as whole persons; 3) how the applicant considers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their teaching praxis.

Contact information for three references will be requested from selected candidates at later stages in the application review process. Recommendations from these references will only be solicited from short-listed candidates.

Review of applications will begin Monday, March 21st, 2022. Please contact Andrew Guest, Core Curriculum Director and Chair of the search committee, at with any questions.

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!

2/1: notification by email of semifinalist status

2/1: To the person above, can you share which department you applied for? I wonder if notifications are sent on a department-by-department basis.

2/1 - different person here; also got notification of semifinalist status. Sorry to dash hopes, but the email makes it pretty clear that they have finalized the list of semifinalists (9% of 710 applications, so ca. 64 "semifinalists") so I doubt department matters for notification at this point.

2/1 - Received rejection notification email, along with 641 additional rejection emails addressed to other applicants. Clearly there was some sort of issue with the email distribution... but the sheer absurdity of seeing my inbox bombarded with rejections for a solid 12 minutes really took the edge off the rejection itself. Congrats to those who made it to the semifinal round! Did others who were not selected also receive the deluge of messages? -2/2 I honestly wonder if USC broke any laws here. That's the names of 91% applicants we are talking about...

2/1 - received neither a rejection nor a notification of semi finalist status, but maybe the poster above received the rejection meant for me! IIRC, two years ago they sent everyone a rejection for three days running…

2/1- I've also received neither and I suspect it's the glitch, but to the person who received the 600+ rejections, I just want to say sorry you had to experience that! At the very least it's just an annoyance, but it really just sounds like such an unpleasant experience :/. Sorry you went through that

2/2-Rejection email received. X3

2/14: Notification of finalist status

3/2: I assume offers were already sent? They said they would finish reviewing finalists by the end of February and communicate the six offers in "early March." I am a finalist but have not heard back yet. Any updates anyone? <---I am also a finalist and have yet to hear anything. I would love to know if anyone has heard back yet!

2/26: offer received <--- Congratulations and thank you for the update! I assume this means that those of us who are finalists but did not yet receive an offer will only be notified once those selected have accepted their offers.

3/16: Have any finalists who did not get the award in late February heard back with an alternate offer or a rejection? Thanks!

3/18: Received rejection after having made finalist cut

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 [[8]]. (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.

1/20: Has anyone received requests for reference letters?

-Have not received any contact (1/21)

-[Feb 2] Anything here? Supposed to have been notified on/around 1/30

  • [Feb 2] Nope, nothing here either
  • [Feb 7] any news? - no reply to follow-up
  • [Feb 21] anyone have any updates?
  • Received reference letter request on Feb. 10.
  • [March 2] I emailed last week to inquire and they still haven't gotten back to me. Has anyone heard anything? [Update March 4]: Rejected in response to my inquiry
  • [March 8] Still nothing on my end. If I've understood correctly they have a reject list but haven't emailed anyone? I'm assuming offers have been made?
  • [March 11] Rejection from IASC Director Paul Nedelisky (x2)

University of Wisconsin-Madison — IRH Fellowships (Solmsen, Klingdon, etc.) - Deadline, October 28[]

The IRH awards some 40-45 stipendary and non-stipendary fellowships to internal and external applicants each year. The College of Letters & Science and generous gifts to the Institute fund these fellowships, which are open to applicants in any discipline or field whose project has clear significance for the humanities. Most IRH fellowships are not limited by theme or research area, with the exception of the external Solmsen Fellowship for projects on pre-1700 Europe, the external Kingdon Fellowship on Judeo-Christian religious traditions, the Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for Iberian Spanish Literature, and the internal Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowships.

  • 2/9 - Added an entry to the IRH fellowships to see if anyone has updates on the Solmsen, Klingdon, or any of the other external IRH fellowships.
  • 2/10 - Notification of alternate status.

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..

-Received notification email indicating semi-finalist status (1/20) (x3)

- Request for more info; the survey was "inadvertently dropped" from Interfolio app (2/7)

-Curious why the last post referring to finalist calls going out was taken down...[2/13]

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 [[9]].

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

Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

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 [[10]].

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

Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

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[]

American Council of Learned Societies: Leading Edge Fellowships (deadline Monday, March 28, 9pm EDT)[]

ACLS welcomes applications from recent PhDs in the humanities and related social sciences to take on two-year, full-time fellowship positions at one of twenty organizations advancing social justice in communities across the country through the Leading Edge Fellowship program. In 2022, the program's partners inlude the American Friends Service Committee, the Center for Court Innovation, the Deep Center, and Zora's House. Follow the link below for the full roster of opportunities.

Leading Edge host partners provide professional development opportunities and employee benefits to fellows, and draw on fellows’ scholarly perspectives and broad set of skills. Fellows receive a stipend of $62,500 for the first year, $65,000 in the second, and have access to funds and opportunities for professional development through ACLS and our alumni network. The fellowship also provides relocation stipends as needed. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 28, by 9pm EDT. Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information.

4/14 - Notification of finalist status for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta. Still awaiting notification about status of application to AFSC.

4/25 - Notification of finalist status for Center for Court Innovation.

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Scholar (deadline March 1)[]

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) is looking for two outstanding and motivated Postdoctoral Research Scholars with PhDs in literature, history, religion, philosophy, comparative literature, classics, or related humanistic fields to join our ongoing Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded RaceB4Race initiative for a two-year appointment starting Fall 2022 at a stipend salary of $75,000/fiscal year. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, fiscal-year (July 1- June 30) appointment.

The desirable applicant will have expertise in premodern critical race studies and conduct their own individual research in their area of study. We are defining premodern as including classical, medieval, and early modern scholarship in any humanistic field. We also seek to recruit postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to assume a tenure-track faculty position and who would benefit from a mentored professional development opportunity.

Postdoctoral Research Scholars are expected to pursue an active research agenda. In lieu of teaching, scholars will be expected to collaborate closely with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty affiliated with RaceB4Race to create innovative premodern critical race studies curricula, including peer-to-peer social media content. Postdoctoral Research Scholars will also participate in professional advancement and mentoring programs.

To apply, please submit electronically the following:

  • Current curriculum vita (CV);
  • A cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in research and teaching, including date or expected date of Ph.D. and interest in RaceB4Race
  • One writing sample (no less than 10 pages-30-page limited); related to premodern critical race studies
  • A diversity statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.;
  • Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by January 15, 2022);
  • Names and contact information for three reference writers

Initial review of application will begin on March 1, 2022; if not filled, applications review will continue every week thereafter until search is closed.

3/19 - curious to see if anyone on here also applied for this. [3/21 - yes hi! I did. No word from them yet though]

3/28 --no news yet [3/29 same]

4/4 -- Request for (a very long) interview next week [4/5 congrats!!!! no news over here so i assume that's that for me. Good luck!]

Binghamton University (SUNY) : Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (due March 3 internal, March 18 external)[]

Job Description:

Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. The Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDPF) was established in 2018 so that the university can recruit highly qualified candidates for research and scholarship in disciplines that have found it difficult to attract a diverse faculty. This fellowship program mirrors the goals of the SUNY PRODiG program ( which advances diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates who may have the opportunity to remain at Binghamton University in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Harpur College of Arts & Sciences has fulfilled this commitment, with a track record of four tenure-track assistant professor appointments from the PDPF cohort over the past two years.

Two fellowship appointments will be made in Harpur College of Arts & Sciences for the 2022-23 academic year in two of the following areas: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theatre. The college is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Digital and Data Studies ( and Global Public Health (degree program currently under development).

Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)

Salary: $62,000

Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and will receive the annual salary, along with a New York State comprehensive benefits package. Each fellowship appointment is a non-renewable two-year contract. There will be a research allowance that may be used in support of scholarly expenses and conference travel to disseminate research findings. There will be a moving expenses allowance.

The following responsibilities include:

The fellows are expected to conduct original research, publish scholarly work, and/or engage in creative activities, as appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record.

Fellows will receive formal mentoring, as well as constructive feedback throughout the appointment in an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure track appointment.


  • Applicant must receive a doctoral degree in a relevant field prior to the appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2022, but candidates may be considered for a January 1, 2023 appointment.
  • Commitment to improving campus diversity and the campus climate.
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United Stated at the time of appointment.  Visa sponsorship is not available.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 3, 2022

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2022 and continue until the position have been filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests. This letter should identify the department (Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, or Theatre) that aligns with your research and teaching commitments, along with titles/rubrics of two or three possible courses that you are qualified to teach in that area,
  2. CV (curriculum vitae),
  3. Names and contact information of three references. References will be contacted at a later stage in the screening process and only for candidates that are under serious consideration,
  4. Letter describing how your appointment would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the department, Harpur College, and Binghamton University

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:

04/2: Any news on these positions?

4/3: Received a request for additional materials and recommendations a week ago

4/11: Same here-- any news after additional material and recs request?
4/12: I'm the person from 4/3 and I haven't heard anything else yet. Wondering if there will be both an interview and campus visit round for selected applicants.

4/15: Person from 4/11 here: haven't heard after additional documents. Has anyone? I have no idea about campus visits but we'll most likely have an interview if we make it to the next round.

4.20: any news after additional materials requested?

4/22: Still waiting (person from 4/12)

Brown University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships -- 1 February 2022[]

Brown University invites applications for its 2022-24 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships, a two-year program designed to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars.

Applicants should show promise in one or more of the following integrative scholarship areas: creating peaceful, just and prosperous societies; exploring human; cultivating creative expression; understanding the human brain; sustaining life on earth; using science and technology to improve lives; deciphering disease and improving population health.

Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program. This postdoctoral fellowship is not renewable beyond year two. Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences or engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by July 1, 2022.

2/1: Applied (x2)

- Any news on this one (2/28) Not yet (3/9) any news? (3/16) No news here! (3/18/22) Still no news (3/28).

-Rejection email received [3/28]

College of William & Mary (USA:VA), 2-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities - Review app starts 9 May 2022[]

The Environmental Science and Policy Program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track visiting position of Mellon Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship to Advance Diversity in the Environmental Humanities that will begin August 10, 2022. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in any humanities discipline including but not limited to Africana-Black Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Art and Art History, Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities, English, Gender Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Religious Studies.

In this appointment, the postdoc will have substantial amounts of time to focus on their own research agenda, with help from faculty mentors. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will be required to teach two undergraduate courses in the Environmental Humanities, one in the Spring of year 1 and another in the Fall of year 2, the content of which can be repeated, and to organize ENSP 250, a 1-credit lecture series, in the Spring of year 2. In addition to these teaching responsibilities and individual research, the postdoc will work with faculty mentors and Special Collections staff at Swem Library to create and develop a new Virginia Environmental Justice Archive. The archive will document interdisciplinary research and creative expression generated within William & Mary and by selected stakeholders outside our institution pertaining to past and present ecological inequities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Emory University (USA:GA), Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Racial and Ethnic History - Deadline 28 Feb. 2022[]

The Department of History at Emory University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Latin American Racial and Ethnic History. The Department seeks a scholar to offer courses in the field, and whose research and teaching speak in direct ways to Indigenous, African and African-descended, and/or multi-ethnic histories of Latin America. Additional themes central to the field that complement existing strengths within the History Department and Emory University include but are not limited to: ethnohistory, gender; narrative and oral history; labor; environmental history; borderlands; globalization and capitalism; empire; law; and religion.

The teaching load is three courses and the selected applicant will receive a research stipend. Completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2022 is required.

Time of appointment: August 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

Emory is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free dossier account and can send all application materials free of charge.  Please submit only a letter of application and a CV, by February 28, 2022, to:

Candidates may be asked to provide additional material and references at a later date; please do not send references until requested. Address questions to Thomas Rogers at [[11]].

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone [[12]] (V) [[13]] (TDD).

  • 3/29 Zoom Interview

Emory University: Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowships: Deadline 14 Jan. 2022[]

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces the annual Postdoctoral Fellowship for one academic year of research, writing, teaching, and residence at the Center.  The purpose of the FCHI Postdoctoral Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time, space, and other resources necessary to advance their work.  In addition, the Program was created to give the Emory community access to a range of humanistic work by scholars from other institutions.

An essential feature of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory.  Thus, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level undergraduate course on a subject of their choice during the spring semester of their fellowship year.

Stipends of $47,000 will be offered to Postdoctoral Fellows. In addition, a research fund of $2,000 will be made available to each Fellow, along with shared office space in the Center and access to the Emory University Libraries.

  • 2/23: Adding this entry for the FCHI fellowships at Emory to see if there are/will be any updates. Notifications typically go out in early April.
  • 3/30: Rejection email (for two-year fellowship)
  • 3/30: Rejection email (one-year fellowship)

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.

[Feb. 28] Any news?

  • [March 2] Last year they notified people about first round decisions in late March
  • [April 2] Has anyone received a decision yet? x2
  • [April 13] no decision x2
  • [April 14] Named an alternate x3
  • [May 4] The alternate letter said they expect to notify about final decisions before Apr 30, but they still haven't
  • [May 10] Yeh, I also haven't received an update on my status as an alternate < same here! I am too nervous to ask them, as I hope they are still going down the list:)

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 (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.


2/11: No updates here

3/21: No news <--no updates here either 3/28

3/28: rejection

Institute for Advanced Study and University of Bern — Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates for Research Project Interactive Histories: Judaism, Christianity and Islam[]

Also posted in: Religious Studies and Theology 2021-2022

The project “Interactive Histories, Co-Produced Communities: Judaism, Christianity and Islam” seeks to appoint Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates for a period of two years, to join a collaborative community of scholars pursuing rigorous historical research while also committed to exploring ways to address their findings to a broader public.

This is an opportunity for promising early career researchers specializing in the histories of Jews/Judaism, Christians/Christianity, and/or Muslims/Islam to contribute their own research to a large-scale exploration of the long span of history of inter-relation between these three faith traditions.

The deadline for submission of application materials is March 31, 2022, however late applications may be considered if the positions have not been filled.

4/8: updates?

4/28: Rejection received via email

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - 3 post-doctoral research associates in War Studies - Deadline: 8 May 2022[]

The Department of War Studies is seeking up to 3 post-doctoral research associates to work with Dr Maeve Ryan at the Centre for Grand Strategy as part of the new Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI). This initiative is dedicated to supporting and mentoring the next generation of historically-minded scholars and practitioners in statecraft, strategy, and diplomacy. AJI is a transatlantic collaboration between the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit and a four-university consortium of the Centre for Grand Strategy in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge, theHenry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Center for Statecraft and Political Communication at the Stockholm School of Economics. The partnership promotes the research and engagement of a cohort of up to twenty-four PhD and postdoctoral fellows across its member universities.

Applications will be considered postdoctoral researchers and from current PhD students nearing the completion of their PhD. Applicants must have completed their PhD by the time they take up the fellowship.

Successful applicants will have a track record of excellent historically-minded research in statecraft, diplomacy, or strategy. Applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in the translation of research to policy-relevant outputs.

Incoming postdoctoral fellows will work closely with the members and affiliates of the Centre for Grand Strategy and will be expected to participate in the Centre’s activities and the broader intellectual community of KCL. They will also collaborate with faculty, affiliates, students, and fellows from the other institutes in the consortium, creating a multi-institutional, international community that spans the Atlantic, as well as have publishing opportunities through Engelsberg Ideas (

The successful applicants will conduct their own original, historically-informed research and analysis on a project connected to AJI’s core thematic interests (grand strategy, statecraft, diplomacy, world order, geopolitics), with a clear idea of planned publications and other research outputs to be completed during the course of the fellowship. We welcome proposals on any topic relevant to the above thematic interests, and we encourage proposals that focus on innovative approaches and/or under-represented regions of study. Proposals are particularly welcomed in areas with the potential to develop applied historical approaches to present-day UK strategic priorities (e.g. on the Indo-Pacific region).

Successful candidates will be expected, in addition to pursuing their own research and writing, to contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre for Grand Strategy as well as the AJI consortium and to participate in and support their programming, including participation in events and other collaborative activities.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to start in the summer/autumn of 2022 and continue for two calendar years. They will normally be expected to remain in residence at the Centre for Grand Strategy for the duration of their fellowship.

Contract type

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 2 years


Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)[]

The English Department invites applications for a two-year teaching postdoctoral fellow with a specialization in African American literary studies, whose expertise may include other aspects of the Black diaspora. The individual selected for this position will be part of Loyola University Maryland’s Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, which is designed to support early career scholars from underrepresented minority groups on their path to becoming faculty members. The fellowship will provide financial support for salaries and benefits of fellows for two years. This fellowship program is designed to provide emerging scholars with professional mentoring in teaching and research with guidance of established faculty. Fellows will participate in a yearlong professional development program that includes internal and external support. Fellows will teach two courses per semester and conduct research and/or creative work in their chosen field of study. In addition to teaching and research, fellows will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students and participate in the life of the department and university. Funds will be provided for research or travel. The fellow will attend faculty meetings, serve on a department committee, and participate in faculty/student social events.

This position is open to a broad range of historical periods and locations, as well as a diversity of approaches to the study of Black literature and culture. Candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on Anglophone works produced by people from Africa and the African diaspora, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean, will be considered. Job posted Jan. 19. Application deadline February 28, 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


//does anyone know if the Diamonstein-Spielvogel fellowship requires recipients to be on site for the duration? (asking January 2022) -

//Yes, Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellows must work onsite. You can email with any additional questions.

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.


The Pennsylvania State University, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center Pre-Doctoral Fellows, Deadline: February 15[]

In acknowledgement of the unprecedented challenges experienced by graduate students as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Richards Civil War Era Center invites applications for two pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2022.

The Richards Center conceives of the Civil War Era broadly. We especially welcome projects related to the history of slavery, emancipation, and their legacies and the history of struggles for freedom and democracy in the United States. This is a one-year fellowship for advanced graduate students who are in the writing stage of their dissertation. During their residency, the fellows will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. The fellows will be expected to make progress on their dissertation and to take an active part in the Richards Center and Penn State’s community of researchers.

To be considered for this position, submit a complete application packet including a cover letter describing your dissertation project and goals for the year, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. In the cover letter, applicants may discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted their dissertation progress. 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.

We will request additional materials and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process. Review of materials will begin February 15, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

Applications must be submitted online at:–History-of-the-Civil-War-Era_REQ_0000023241-1

Simon Fraser University - Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins March 1st, 2022, until filled][]

Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global Postdoctoral Fellowship (September 2022 – August 2023)[]

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies (SNF CHS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global Postdoctoral Fellowship. Our search committee welcomes applications that span disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches on the advertised fellowship theme. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. Situated atop Burnaby Mountain, east of downtown Vancouver, the SNF CHS is a major site for Hellenic Studies in North America.

Affiliated faculty are members of the Department of Humanities and have expertise in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek history, archaeology, literature and language. The successful applicant will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s seminar series, offering two formal talks on campus. The SNF CHS Postdoctoral Fellow will also offer one talk for a lay audience as part of the Centre’s outreach activities. While at Simon Fraser University, the SNF CHS Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to engage with the content development activities of the SNF New Media Lab. The salary for this position is $50,000 CAD per year plus benefits. The advertised fellowship has a duration of one year.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.

We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of FOUR years before the appointment date (September 2022) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, and THREE letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to the Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Dimitris Krallis: [[14]]. Please include “Application for Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line of your email. Applications received by March 1st, 2022, will be given priority, but the position will stay open until it is filled. Learn more:

Smith College - Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Dec 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology at Smith College invites applications for the Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, a benefits-eligible position with potential for a one-year renewal to begin July 1, 2022. Teaching responsibilities for this position are two courses per year and will include one section of Introduction to Anthropology. Other courses taught will be dependent upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in both comparative social theory and ethnographic research. Ph.D. in anthropology is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the discipline of anthropology are especially encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose work explores the intersection of global political and economic institutions with the lived realities of local communities and include topics such as:  immigration/migration/asylum and refugees, health care, education, cultural revitalization, intellectual property, kinship, labor and precarity. Strong applicants will have a focus on diverse regions of the world and will not overlap significantly in areas already covered by our faculty.  

2/1: Any news?

2/3: Semifinalist interviews took place 1/20–1/24. Finalists notified 1/31, interviews TBD.

University of Bergen (Norway) - rolling DL[]

Postdoctoral position in Islamic history and culture

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of Islamic history and culture, relating to the topic of Islamic text circulation and usage in the Swahili coastal region. The position is part of the research project «MPrinT@East_AFRICA. Islamic Manuscript, Print and Practice: Textual adaptation in East Africa» financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

The MPrinT project (2021-2025) will explore a core hypothesis that reforms in Islamic textual tradition and ritual practice during the 19th and 20th centuries took place within existing authority structures and led to a series of adaptations rather than breaks from tradition. To this end, the project will document, catalogue, and analyze Islamic textual material from the manuscript-to-print transition period in coastal East Africa (the Swahili coastal region). The project will also investigate how these texts have been used in ritual practice and education from ca. 1950 to the present, and how this usage has varied across locations, generations, and gender. This part of the project will be based on interviews and studies of ritual practice.

About the postdoctoral position:

  • The applicant is expected to conduct independent research within the focus of the MPrinT project.
  • The applicant is expected to conduct research based on the digital source material to be generated by the project and to actively participate in collecting, cataloguing, and disseminating this material in collaboration with project partners in East Africa.
  • The applicant is also expected to form part of the MPrinT team in theorizing the overall objectives of the project.

The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment for three years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The successful applicant shall prepare a plan for qualifying for top academic positions in cooperation with the Head of Department.

It is a requirement that the postdoctoral project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution. The successful applicant will be expected to conform to the regulations that apply to the position and must accept that their primary residence will be in Bergen for the full term of the appointment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent foreign degree in a relevant discipline (Middle East or African history, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature or related disciplines). It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded at the time of application. Applicants who do not have a Norwegian PhD will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).
  • The applicant is expected have knowledge of Arabic language and literature.
  • The applicant is expected to have experience with the creation, use and formatting of digital material for use in research.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently, including in field work, in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.
  • Field work experience is an advantage but not a precondition.

Both the academic quality of the initial project proposal and the applicant’s qualifications and skills will be considered in the assessment of the application.

In cases where applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, motivation and the applicant’s personal eligibility will be taken into account.

We Can Offer

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (Code /Salary range 24) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 553 100 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations. Further salary advancement will depend on seniority in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA) enterprise.
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to Apply

Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV form.

The application must include:

  • A project proposal (up to 5 pages /12.000 characters), including a brief account of the applicant’s research interests, motivation for applying for the position, and an elaboration on how postdoctoral project will fit into the MPrinT project. The proposal should also include reflections on methodology, feasibility, and access to data.
  • CV
  • The name and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the PhD thesis.
  • A list of publications
  • A short summary of the PhD thesis (up to 3 pages)
  • Scanned copies of transcripts and diplomas.
  • Relevant references from previous employers.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word or pdf-format.

University College Cork (Cork, Ireland) -- DL: May 31 2022[]

Postdoctoral Researcher Posts (2) with the CIPHER: Hip Hop Interpellation Team.

One post in Hip Hop Studies (ethnographer of Latin American or African hip hop communities) and one post in Digital Humanities (Hip Hop knowledge mapping).

Two-year posts.

To apply: visit and keyword search "CIPHER"

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 Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Philosophy - Deadline: 13 Jun. 2022[]

The Faculty of Philosophy, together with Magdalene and Newnham Colleges seek to appoint an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow in Philosophy. The Fellowship is a new opportunity for exceptional scholars to contribute to both research and teaching within a Faculty and College environment, offering excellent preparation for applying for future academic appointments.

As an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow, you will have an opportunity to:

  • enjoy protected time for an independent research project;
  • be embedded in a Faculty research and teaching culture;
  • teach in Colleges in small groups;
  • act as a College Director of Studies for students reading Philosophy;
  • teach undergraduate and/or Masters students in a Faculty setting;
  • be mentored by Faculty members in academic skills (teaching, research, publication, grant applications, academic administration).

Eligible candidates will be at an early stage of their career with typically less than three years' experience post-PhD/equivalent, exclusive of any career breaks. The successful applicant will hold the degree of PhD or about to be awarded their PhD by the beginning of the appointment. As part of your application, you will submit a statement of the research project that you intend to pursue during the Fellowship and a sample of your research.

You will be able to demonstrate an ability to engage in high-level research and an enthusiasm for teaching at all levels. You will have the ability to balance competing priorities across the full range of Fellowship activities and to build effective relationships with students, academic and professional staff across the collegiate University.

The Fellowship will support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Fellow will undertake a research project to be completed within the term of the Fellowship, and will be expected to publish in their field. The Fellow will also develop a portfolio of skills in teaching at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, including a mix of supervisions, seminars and lectures as part of their overall contribution to the Department. Through this, the Fellow contributes to the strength of research in relevant subject areas, and the delivery of teaching excellence in both Faculty and College settings.

The Fellowship is for a fixed term of three years with an expected starting date on or as soon after 1 September 2022 as possible. It is offered through three co-terminous appointments: a Faculty appointment at 70% FTE including the research component, and an appointment at each of the Colleges at 15% FTE each.The Faculty of Philosophy, together with Magdalene and Newnham Colleges seek to appoint an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow in Philosophy. The Fellowship is a new opportunity for exceptional scholars to contribute to both research and teaching within a Faculty and College environment, offering excellent preparation for applying for future academic appointments.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Alexander Bird, Chair of Faculty on [[15]] If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR Team on [[16]]

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 13 June 2022 and interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 4 or 11 July 2022.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please quote reference GV31115 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.[17]

University of Cincinnati - Postdoctoral Fellow in Taft Research Center - Deadline: 8 April 2022[]

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is pleased to announce a search for a 2022-2023 Taft Postdoctoral Fellow. The Taft Research Center, established from the original 1930 Charles Phelps Taft Fund, supports 15 humanities and social science departments in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences and facilitates their collaboration and public impact at UC, in the region, and globally. Taft is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and the National Humanities Alliance.

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. after June 2018 in any field of inquiry in the 15 humanities and social science Taft member units (Africana Studies; Anthropology; School of Communication, Media, and Film Studies; Economics; English & Comparative Literature; German Studies; History; Journalism; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; School of Public and International Affairs; Romance and Arabic Languages & Literatures; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide emergent, interdisciplinary scholars with time to further their work in an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary setting, and to provide them with mentoring from a faculty member in their field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses social justice issues and/or engages with diverse publics in contemporary, historical, and/or trans/national context.

This is a one-year appointment with a salary of $56,000, possibly renewable for a second year. The position includes a $5,000 research budget and health insurance. The Fellow will teach one course per semester, including one graduate seminar on a topic of the Fellow’s choosing (or the equivalent); participate in the collegial life of the Center, which sponsors lectures, conferences, and colloquia; help develop and coordinate public engagement and community outreach events, and give an annual public presentation. The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center and is expected to spend the year (August-May) in residence at UC.

For more information about Taft Research Center, go to

Essential Functions

  • Conduct research in one or more Taft fields  
  • Prepare research for publication
  • Disseminate research as appropriate to the field(s)
  • Keep informed of developments in field(s) to maintain and enhance professional expertise
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities
  • Participate in Taft programming and events, as agreed upon with the Director
  • Teach two courses (or equivalent) per academic year.

Required Education

Ph.D in any field of inquiry in the 15 humanities and social science Taft member units (Africana Studies; Anthropology; School of Communication, Media, and Film Studies; Economics; English & Comparative Literature; German Studies; History; Journalism; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; School of Public and International Affairs; Romance and Arabic Languages & Literatures; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Application Process

  • We will begin reviewing applications on March 21, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Deadline extended to April 8, 2022.
  • Qualified and interested applicants must apply online. In addition to the online application, please include: a cover letter, including a statement of current research interests; a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., dissertation extract, journal article, draft of work in progress). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to:, and put “Letter of recommendation for [applicant’s name]” in the message title.
  • This Fellowship is open to all scholars, national or international, who meet eligibility requirements. Visa eligibility: International scholars outside of North America are appointed under an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at UC.
  • Interviews will be held in early May 2022 via Zoom.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 80990

4/26/2022: Have interview invitations gone out?

University College Dublin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 4 Feb 2022[]

Applications are invited for a temporary up until 30th June 2024 post of a UCD Post-doctoral research fellow Level 1 within School of Geography. This postdoctoral researcher will work on the ERC project 'Beyond Opposition' under the supervision of Professor Kath Browne as the Principal Investigator (PI). The position will focus on UK/Ireland and will be based in the School of Geography, University College Dublin under the direct supervision of Prof. Kath Browne, supported by Prof. Catherine J. Nash.

This research seeks to move 'Beyond Opposition' in the face of increasing social polarisation in the UK, Canada and Ireland. It will consider how recent social and legal changes to sexual and gender rights impact different people within these countries. Full details on the project can be found here: and you are advised to read these materials before applying.

The successful candidate will work as part of a research team (located in Ireland and Canada) to undertake the Irish/UK data collection. This includes conducting 25-30 qualitative interviews before October 2022 and in the second year, working with the team to develop arts-based workshops. The successful candidate will work with the team as well as with artists, consultants and others to develop and deliver arts-based workshops. As part of the workshops, the postdoc will employ creative methodologies in order to address social polarisation.

They will be part of data coding and as part of the team engage in data analysis. The Postdoc will be a crucial part of a project that will develop critical theoretical engagements and methodologies in ways that drive forward research agendas and seek social transformation.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient Mediterranean History - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2022[]

The History Department in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean world including North Africa, Mesopotamia, and West Asia. The position will begin in August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching, researching, and developing curriculum in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. Teaching load is 3/3, meaning that in regular Fall and Spring semesters, the faculty member will teach three (3- to 4- credit) courses one semester and three (3- to 4-credit) courses the other semester. Courses will be taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses may be offered face-to-face or online per needs of the department. ABDs may apply, but candidates must submit evidence of the receipt of the PhD degree by June 2022.

The fellow will be actively mentored by senior faculty, which includes a focus on advancing their research and publications as well as developing a portfolio of courses to enhance their academic vitae. The fellow will be awarded $1,500 in annual professional development funds to facilitate their research and participation in scholarly conferences and workshops.

As a component of the College's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, we also will take into consideration the applicant's demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The priority deadline for applicaiton is 11:59 PM on February 25, 2022.
  • The potential dates for interviews will be the week of March 14, 2022.
  • The potential employee start date is August 15, 2022.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in History or related humanities field (ABDs may apply, but candidates must submit evidence of the receipt of the PhD degree by June 2022.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree emphasis on Ancient History, including the Mediterranean world, Mesopotamia, North Africa, and West Asia.

Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by 2/25/2022 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 24243). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide three professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at [[18]] #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Yang Wei- The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida -- Postdoctoral Associate in the Teaching of Rhetoric and Writing (Open Recruitment)[]

The University Writing Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate to begin August 16, 2022. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure accruing appointment with the possibility of renewal up to two additional years. The University Writing Program is a thriving program offering a wide range of writing-intensive courses in areas such as themed critical thinking and writing, writing in the disciplines, and professional writing.

Postdoctoral Associates teach existing upper-division courses in areas such as Writing in the Law, Writing in the Medical Sciences, and Writing in the Humanities and develop courses in their own areas of interest.

The teaching assignment is 4/3. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. required. Candidates may have expertise in any area of composition and rhetoric, literature, or culture, though the following interests are encouraged: environmental or social justice rhetoric, digital and media studies, science writing, and public-facing or community-focused writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching discipline-focused writing is preferred.

Special Instructions to Candidate

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Student evaluations will be submitted upon request.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call [[19]] or the Florida Relay System at [[20]] (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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 effortsto 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


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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 Toronto - IMFG Postdoctoral Fellowship on Municipal Finance and Governance - April 20, 2022 extended to June 1, 2022[]

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, invites applications for a one-year Richard M. Bird Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. Research should be pertinent to IMFG’s focus on the finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world.

The Fellowship commencing September 1, 2022 offers $60,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months, and provides benefits pursuant to the collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.


Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada, while pursuing their research, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the larger University of Toronto community.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at IMFG (i.e. between September 1, 2019 and September 1, 2022). Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date of the fellowship.


In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the IMFG team.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Presenting their research in the form of two seminars at IMFG, with the first in the fall of 2022 and the second in the spring of 2023.
  • Preparing two original research papers for publication by IMFG.

Other responsibilities, based on the fellow’s interests and IMFG’s research agenda, could include:

  • Planning IMFG conferences, events or roundtables, in conjunction with IMFG staff;
  • Preparing research papers for publication as part of one or more of IMFG’s three publication series;
  • Developing other IMFG research projects and initiatives; and
  • Providing research assistance and support to the IMFG Director.

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.

Supervisors: Director, IMFG, and Manager of Programs and Research, IMFG.


Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship are due Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Instructions are available here.

UPDATE: Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship are due Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Instructions are available here.

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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


University of Toronto Scarborough, Postdoctoral Fellow (Arts, Health, and Social Wellness), Dept. Health and Society [Deadline: July 28, 2022][]

Area of Research: Arts, Health, and Social Wellness

Description of duties: “FLOURISH: Community-Engaged Arts for Social Wellness”, is one of four funded flagship programs for supporting the pursuit of strategic initiatives at UTSC launched in Fall 2020 ( The “FLOURISH” research cluster exists to advance our understanding of creative arts engagement as an impactful intervention for enhancing social connection and wellness across the life-course.

Alongside the Principal Investigator, Associate Director, and with the support of a dedicated Cluster Coordinator, the successful candidate will play a central role in furthering the research goals of this research cluster (50% of duties), with flexibility to pursue their own and additional projects related to community-engaged arts as a method for social wellness (50% of duties). For more details, see departmenal link below.

Salary: $55,000 CDN per year, plus benefits, for up to two years. An additional annual research stipend of $5,000 will be available to support the Postdoctoral Fellow’s research activity.

Required qualifications:

·      Candidates should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (ideally related to community arts, arts-based health research, or equivalent) from a recognized academic institution.

·      Candidates should demonstrate strong methodological (including arts-based and qualitative analytical) skills pertaining to creative arts engagement, health and/or wellness. Prior experience designing and implementing such research methods will be a major asset.

·      Candidates should have proven content expertise in the relationship between arts, health, wellness, and community-engaged outcomes, as demonstrated by a history of relevant peer-reviewed publications.

·      Candidates should demonstrate strong writing skills to ensure high-quality publications and grant applications relating to Cluster activities and related projects led by the PI team; the successful candidate will also be expected to assist with applications for external fellowships (e.g., SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship) and to assist the PI with major, large-value funding competitions (e.g. CFI, SSHRC-Insight, Partnership Development, etc.).

·      Prior experience leading, or taking leadership positions in, interdisciplinary team working environments will be a major asset. Application instructions We are looking for someone to start the Fellowship as soon as possible, ideally by September 1. A review of applications will begin on July 28, 2022. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All individuals interested in this position must submit the following by the closing date via email to Dr. Andrea Charise at [[21]] with “FLOURISH Postdoctoral Fellow Application” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter summarizing your research interests, career plans, alignment with the research objectives of the “FLOURISH” research cluster, and when you would be available to begin the Fellowship;
  • Current CV;
  • A 1-2 page research proposal (excluding references) that identifies key questions, methodology, a detailed research plan, and anticipated products and dissemination strategy;
  • One relevant first-author publication, and
  • Names and contact information of two references (e.g., current/former supervisors).

Closing date:  July 28, 2022.

Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Charise, Associate Professor and Associate Chair - Research, Department of Health and Society, UTSC.

Expected start date: ASAP

Term: Up to two years (with possibility of extension)

FTE: 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. Additional details follow here: (click on "Postdoctoral Fellow")

University of Virginia, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, College of Arts & Sciences Engagements Program [Deadline: March 2][]

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for several Postdoctoral Research Associates and Lecturers in the College's core Engagements courses for a one-year appointment, renewable for two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, starting the fall of 2022. Compensation will take the form of 12-month salary with full-time benefits. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and earned the Ph.D. in a liberal arts and sciences field by June 1, 2022, and no earlier than May 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellows, in consort with the College Fellows, will serve as instructors of record in the Engagements: four 2-credit courses designed to foster intellectual sensibilities that are generally deployed across all realms of inquiry. These include: Engaging Aesthetics, Empirical & Scientific Engagement, Engaging Differences, and Ethical Engagement. Candidates will be responsible for developing two courses in one (or two) of the Engagement domains. For more information on the Engagements, visit:  

In the 2022-23 academic year, the postdoctoral fellows will teach six sections of their Engagement courses (2 credits each). In years two and three, should the contract be extended, candidates will continue to develop and teach six sections of their Engagement courses (2 credits each) per academic year.

Candidates will also be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. The candidate will be an active participant in the College Fellows - a cohort of faculty drawn from across the College and entrusted with crafting a unique and compelling first-year general education experience for A&S undergraduates. In addition, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate in (and possibly lead) College Fellows sponsored events such as lectures for the University community, symposia, and seminars regarding the Liberal Arts & Sciences at UVA. Administrative duties will include participation in select general education committees that relate to the implementation of the new curriculum. These duties will be assigned by the Co-Directors for the College Fellows.


Apply online at Attach the following documents by uploading in resume box:              

  • Cover letter
  • CV  
  • Writing Samples- Including a writing sample of your choice of no more than 20 pages or a research statement of no more than 2 pages AND a one-page statement regarding the role of the liberal arts in the 21st-century curriculum. Combine in one document.   
  • A two-page course description and syllabus for one of the four Engagements (please clearly indicate which you have selected)
  • Contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. Finalists will be invited to participate in group interviews over the course of two days in spring 2022. Appointment has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Questions about this position should be directed to Jim Coan, Chair of the Search Committee, [[22]].

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at [[23]].

2/9: Um, so it appears UVA took down the listing both on Workday and a lot of the job board sites???

2/9: To the poster above, it appears the job has been relisted today as well--with no changes to the advertisement, as far as I can tell.

3/10 - Email invitation to interview

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

Virginia Tech (USA:VA)[]

  • 2-year postdoctoral associate in the history of the American Civil War era
  • the successful applicant will be expected to: make significant progress on a scholarly project that fits their career goals (ex.: book or article manuscript, digital project, museum exhibit, etc.); teach a total of three courses over two years in Virginia Tech’s History Department; organize, in conjunction with the Center Director, either an outreach project or an academic conference; contribute to the research activities and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, participating in events such as the Civil War Weekend.
  • complete application at
  • Review begins: Feb 28 2022

Wesleyan University Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for the Humanities -- January 10, 2022[]

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2018 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences – broadly conceived – are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University.

The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty.

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the academic year 2022-2023 with the possibility of reappointment for 2023-2024 based on performance. Each fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of $58,000 (with an additional $2,000 of research funding) and will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture. The Fellows will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside locally.

The Center’s 2022-2023 themes are “Pay Attention!” (Fall) and “Take Care” (Spring); please click

here for full theme descriptions.

Please check our website for application instructions and for updates.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates do not need to have their PhD in hand at the time of application, but will need to have it by June, 2022; candidates without a PhD in hand will be appointed as a predoctoral fellow until the PhD has been officially awarded.

Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, including a statement of current research interests and a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to the Center for the Humanities themes (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of work in progress (not to exceed 25 pages). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three references from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the references you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three references whose email address you provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

We regret that we cannot reply to individual inquiries concerning the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities. All information that applicants may need is available at this website.

There is no official application form. Interviews will be held via Zoom during late February or early March of 2022.

  • 2/12: Any update? [2/13] Not yet here
  • 2/25: No updates here. If they really were planning on holding interviews during late February/early March, then either they're behind schedule, or interview requests have gone out and this thread just hasn't been updated.
  • 3/2: Any update? Haven't heard anything at all yet
  • 3/2: Nope, me neither
  • 3/4: no word (same, 3/9)
  • 3/9: rejection received (x2)
  • 3/11: Request for interview

Yale University (USA:CT) Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies - 15 January 2022[]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2022-2023. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences.

All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral associate will teach one course in each of two terms related to their interests, pursue their own research, and participate in the activities of SASC. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later. Compensation is competitive, and includes benefits and health coverage.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2022 and continuing until the selections are final.


Any updates on this? I got asked for additional materials to be submitted by Feb 1. No word since


Instructions: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to the PI, Robert Cramer (
Summary: The holder of this postdoctoral fellowship has the opportunity to join an exciting three-site collaborative! The position holder will run the day-to-day operations for a Department of Defense (DoD) funded randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a group intervention for active duty military personnel.

Responsibilities: The holder of the postdoctoral fellowship will:

1. Oversee RCT data collection efforts in coordination with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) grant staff.

2. Prepare datasets for and support the execution of data analysis.

3. Coordinate grant-related meetings between UNC Charlotte, NMCP, and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

4. Co-author project-related institutional review board (IRB) and other regulatory documents.

5. Co-author project-related scholarly and other outputs.   

6. Participate in weekly supervision and mentoring meetings with the project PI Dr. Cramer.

7. Participate in project leadership team meetings.

8. Participate in periodic co-supervision meetings with project Co-I Dr. Laura Gunn.

9. Conduct an individualized mentoring plan (IMP) with Dr. Cramer.

10. As time permits, participate in other interprofessional team science research in areas such as suicide prevention, military health, sexual and gender minority (SGM) health, violence prevention, and/or other areas.

11. Participate in the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) meetings and professional development opportunities.  


The postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

The postdoctoral fellow should possess a doctoral degree in a field relevant to suicide prevention, military health, and/or quantitative methods. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, public health, psychology, sociology, social work, statistics/decision sciences, bioinformatics, epidemiology, medicine, and/or community health.

Demonstrated experience and interest in suicide prevention and/or military health, as demonstrated through any or all of the following:

*A record of scholarly publication and presentation in these areas.

*Suicide or military lived experience (e.g., active duty military service).

*Work experience in suicide prevention and/or military health focused settings.

Exceptional experience and record in quantitative methods, as demonstrated through any or all of the following:  

*Mastery of statistical programs, such as SPSS, R, STATA, or MPlus.

*A record of publication including data cleaning (e.g., multiple imputation) and analysis experience.

*Familiarity with virtual data collection platforms (e.g., RedCap, Qualtrics)

Comfort and demonstrated ability in all of the following:

*Written and oral communication.

*A team science model.

*Collaborative approach to research and training.

*Initiative, independence, and integrity.

*Ability to work on sensitive subject matter in a mature manner.

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? R1: Yes, on November 16

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!-->No word on interviews yet (1/25) <-- do they do interviews and campus visits?--I just dived into old forums, the last one 2018-19 does not have interviews, so perhaps we will just hear back around feb 15. <-- Thanks for researching this - and good luck to all of us! <<< Any update please? (2/16) <<< (2/18) I e-mailed the Fellowship Program and they responded that they are a bit behind the schedule this year, and that decisions will be emailed in about one week to all applicants. I think this implies (based on postings from past years) that finalists were already notified and that rejection emails will be sent out next week. But who knows, << Just got rejection via e-mail (2/22)[3x]

1/11: rejection from Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. (x2)

2/3: Anyone heard back after Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies finalist interviews at Northwestern?

2/17: Anyone heard about the final decision for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Northwestern?

3/2: Nothing here

1/20: rejection from Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society <-- Hi, did you get an e-mail or a prompt from the portal?

1/21: rejection from Princeton Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program.

1/25: Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities Postdoc: Requested letters 1/21 (x2) <-- Any updates on this? (3/3)<--No news [3/7]<---any news? [3/21] <--- Still nothing. Based on last year's timeline, I'm assuming interview requests have gone out and the radio silence is indicative of a coming rejection [4/4] <-- Rejected [4/25]<---I have not received anything yet[4/25]<---Also have not heard anything, does anyone know if there have been acceptances or interviews at this point? [4/27]<---I have not seen or heard anything, I was hoping this week [5/2]<--rejected [5/16]

1/31: Does anyone know what's happening with University of Houston's Postdoctoral fellowship in Classical Studies? [rejection x1]

2/2: Any news about Princeton's Postdoctoral Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS)?--No word yet (Feb 3) R2: Last year finalists were contacted for interviews in the second week of Feb and rejections were sent shortly after.<-- No word here, any news? (Feb 15) (x3) Nothing here, I imagine that a rejection is imminent (March 1) <--- I emailed and was told that they already contacted finalists for interviews.<--- That's good to know thank you! --Thanks for letting us know--[3/31] Rejection email.

2/17: Does anybody know if Harvard can sponsor an H1B visa for a Postdoc? How long in advance does the process need to be started?

2/28: anyone here heard an update from the Danforth Center (WashU)? -- Nothing here, but these positions usually go out in February so I think this one is a lost cause too (3/2) -- Any updates? (3/9)--Last week they responded to my inquiry and said the committee was still meeting and deciding (3/11)

3/1: Any news on Princeton's Shelby Cullom Davis Center postdoctoral position? --Nothing here (3/1)--Rejection received via email (3/2) (x3) -- Sounds like some rejections went out this week? Haven’t heard anything either way, maybe they’re coming in waves? (3/2)

3/2: Any news on UVA Rising Scholars Program?-- interviewed with a department last month, waiting to hear back (3/3) <-- if you don't mind asking, did you apply to the mellon-funded component of the program? Asking because I thought there was no interview for the mellon component--but maybe they are now doing interviews for all? (3/3) Yes, I applied to a specific department in the arts and humanities (which I understand as part of the mellon-funded component), and then was asked to interview by that department (3/3) <-- Got it, thanks for the answers!-------3/3: So if we applied to the Race and Social Justice track and weren't interviewed we're out? But, if we applied to the general fellowship we're still in? <--I'm assuming they are doing interviews no matter which track you applied to. In a past year's posting, someone wrote that they got the fellowship without interview (through the mellon component, which also requires RJE research topic), so I thought there was no interview for the mellon applicants. But this year, it seems like selected applicants from this group have been interviewed, too.--3/3: Has anyone from the general track been interviewed yet? 3/12-Still no word about U Virginia Rising Scholars General Fellowship interviews? 3/21: Some offers went out already, although different departments may be on slightly different timelines. 3/21 Ok, good to know. I'm assuming rejection at this point then, since they're far along. ------ 4/8: I applied for the Women's and Gender Studies section and received my rejection email today. 4/27: note of warning for applicants/prospective fellows; there are measurable benefits of the program and the mentoring provided is very good, but the deans overseeing the fellowship will lie to you constantly.

3/3 Any news on Rutgers University's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) for postdoctoral position?

3/4: Any news on UCLA Jacqueline & Eugen Weber postdoctoral fellowship? There is zero information on their general timeline, how many fellowships they award, whether they do interviews, etc. Any info would be appreciated! 4/13 - I applied for this too; crickets. Has anyone heard anything?? -- 4/14: A few weeks ago, I e-mailed them about the application status, and they wrote back that they had just selected their postdoc, and that they were drafting an e-mail to send out to everyone. That e-mail never came, but I think they have completed their search.

3/4: Any news on UT Castañeda postdoc?-- (3/16) I interviewed with them last week, waiting to hear back--(3/16) thank you for letting us know!

3/21: Has anyone heard from GHI Binational Visiting Tandem Program?

4/2: Any news on Harpur College? --- 4/10: Wondering the same. Haven't heard a thing yet. 4/20: Still nothing? 4/22 the Binghamton post earlier in this thread for the Diversity Postdoc is the same thing, isn't it? If so, people have already been asked for more materials.

4/5: Not on here, but has anyone heard back about Columbia's Harriman Center Postdoc? 4/13 no. 4/21 also nothing. 5/4 no news. 5/10 still no news.

4/10: Any news on Rice University's postdoc in Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality?

4/10: Any news on Case Western's Postdoc program Humanities in Leadership Learning Series (HILLS)? -- 4/22: Nothing --- 4/24: Nothing

4/10: Any word on the Vanderbilt Collaborative Humanities Postdoc (CHPP) in global/environmental/urban humanities? --- 4/10: Still waiting too... --- 4/19 Update? --- 4/21: no update. --- 4/24: offer letters were sent last Wednesday, April 20.

4/18: News on Penn State Humanities Institute two-year postdoc, 'Humanities in the World'? --- 4/19 Nothing here. ---4/21 Nothing here. ---4/20: Rejection email received --- 4/22: I haven't heard anything. Did anyone else receive a rejection email?---4/22 no rejection here either. ---4/22 no rejection ---- 4/24 no rejection. ---5/2 Rejection email received.

4/22: Yale Humanities postdoc: anyone hear anything yet? ---4/22 I also have heard nothing.

4/22: MIT Humanities Mellon: anyone hear anything? ---4/25 None here, but the program website said they will announce in May, so we still have a little longer to wait prob. 4/26 Contacted admin last week--faculty deliberations ongoing, email announcement to come in "early May." 5/3: I emailed on Monday and yesterday received an identical reply. I already had an offer with a hard deadline so I accepted that and withdrew my application. Good luck everyone! (x2) 5/12: Bumping this thread again to see if anyone has heard anything from MIT SHASS Mellon postdoc yet? Or second-hand info on their process (do they wait until they've confirmed both positions to email an announcement to everyone who was rejected?) 5/14: Received a rejection (5/12) saying that the recipients had accepted.

4/25 Harvard College Fellows in Media: Any news on either of these positions (Comp Lit or English)? Or info through the grapevine re: their timeline?

5/19: NYU Gallatin Renaissance and Early Modern Postdoc -- Any news here? The application was due 5/2.

6/1: University of Texas Early Career Fellowship in Borderlands Histories (Due 5/3)--Any news on this?