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Positions with 2024 Application Deadlines[]

Teaching, Research, and Mentoring Postdoctoral Research Associate In-Residence, Davidson Honors College[]

The Davidson Honors College (DHC) at the University of Montana invites applicants for our Teaching, Research, and Mentoring (TRM) In-Residence Fellowship Program. The TRM Fellowship Program embodies our effort to promote a community of learning that is based on high-impact teaching practices, cross-disciplinary inquiry, exceptional student mentoring, and a commitment to the teacher-scholar model.

Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from the Davidson Honors College and other audiences across the University of Montana campus, the TRM postdoctoral fellow will teach courses, actively pursue research or creative scholarship, and engage and mentor undergraduate honors students in scholarship projects that align with their area(s) of expertise.

For the in-residence portion of the fellowship, the postdoctoral fellow will receive employer-paid housing, utilities included, in a furnished two-bedroom apartment in the Knowles building where our Honors Living and Learning Community resides. This apartment includes a private entrance, all major appliances, a designated parking spot, and is partner/dependent and pet-friendly.

Applications are accepted through December 13, 2023 - More information can be found on the job posting:

https://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=4217&company_id=16254&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=994514&startflag=1

-Any updates here?

-(2/7) I still haven't heard anything. Even accounting for winter break, I feel like we're at the point where finalists should have heard something by now?

-(2/12) second round interviews happened on 2/2. Offers should be made by the end of this week according to the Dean.

American-Scandinavian Foundation's 2024-25 Fellowships for Americans in the Nordic Countries[]

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Fellowships for Americans in the Nordic Countries. ASF offers both year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short-term (1-3 month) grants of up to $5,000 to graduate students (preferably dissertation-related) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden). Awards are made in all fields. Deadline is November 1, 2023.

For more information about ASF’s Fellowship program and how to apply, please visit: https://www.amscan.org/fellowships-and-grants/fellowshipsgrants-to-study-in-scandinavia/

Brandeis University (USA:MA), Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean or Japanese History - Lecturer[]

  • The Department of History and the Program in East Asian Studies (EAS) invite applications for the Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean or Japanese History, with the rank of Lecturer for 2024-2026. This is a two-year position beginning in Fall 2024. This position responds to student demand in the region, and complements a robust scholarly community. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly research in Korean and/or Japanese history address important questions in social and economic history, politics and international relations, environment and climate change, and cultural history.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in the area of specialization—one each semester, for a total of two courses per year. We expect the candidate to have received the PhD by August 2024 and to demonstrate excellence as a scholar and teacher. The fellowship includes a salary of $62,500 plus benefits, a research fund of $4,000 per year and $1,500 for relocation expenses.
  • Only online applications will be accepted. Please submit these through AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25136 Please send a cover letter addressed to Prof. Gregory Freeze, outlining your research and teaching interests. You should also send a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length, the names and contact information of three references, and a statement about your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and your ideas about advancing these during your time at Brandeis.
  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2023.
  • Questions about the position may be addressed to the Departmental Administrator: Martha Cronin, mcronin@brandeis.edu. At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education.
  • 1/29 Any word?
  • 1/30 No news since request for recommendation letters on October 20—unsure what to make of the silence since they never committed to even a soft notification date.
  • 2/6 Any updates? I emailed the Departmental Administrator listed as the contact over a week ago, but I never received a reply
  • 2/16 Rejection email received. x2

Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline 1 Dec. 2023[]

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance. CARGC produces and promotes scholarly research on global media, communication, and public life. Our work brings together regional and area studies scholarship with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences to understand how local, lived experiences of people and communities are profoundly shaped by global media and communication technologies and industries. This synthesis of deep regional expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles.

The center explores new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including through public scholarship, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, produce peer-reviewed scholarship, contribute to CARGC’s Global Media & Communication Podcast, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes.

Ongoing research groups focus on media, migration, and diasporas; media environments and the climate crisis; media industries and cultural politics; and media history and theory. We recommend that applicants familiarize themselves with CARGC’s mission and research activities listed on our website. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas: environmental media/ecomedia, indigenous media cultures, Latin American and Latinx media, and global Blackness.

Fellowship Details: CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research while also participating in and leading ongoing research projects within CARGC. During the fellowship, they present their work as part of a postdoctoral colloquium and work closely with the Senior Research Manager on a plan for publishing their research. There are limited opportunities for teaching that are decided in consultation with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

Fellows will receive a minimum stipend of $65,000, commensurate with previous postdoctoral experience. CARGC will also provide a research fund of $3,000, individual health insurance and dependent coverage, a workspace, and a computer in CARGC’s office, and library access. In addition, CARGC will cover $1,000 in domestic relocation expenses and $2,000 if moving internationally. Please note all postdoctoral fellows must submit documentation to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Non-US citizens selected for this position will be required to apply for an appropriate US visa.

This is a residential fellowship. CARGC strives to be an inclusive community of scholars driven by intellectual curiosity and exchange rooted in the life of the Annenberg School, the University of Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelphia. To foster mentoring and collaboration at all levels, we expect fellows to be fully engaged in the life of the center. Postdocs are therefore expected to work at our beautiful sixth-floor premises on the Penn campus.

Eligibility: We welcome applications from early career scholars with Ph.D. awarded by an institution other than the University of Pennsylvania. The chosen applicant must have successfully defended their dissertation by the fellowship start date. The appointment typically begins on August 15.

Application consists of a cover letter; research statement (3 double-spaced pages max); CV (3 pages max); names and contact info for 3 references; one peer-reviewed publication (must be published or accepted and forthcoming). All materials must be sent as a single PDF document to cargc@asc.upenn.edu by December 1, 2023. Because of the volume of applications, we are unable to read drafts of submissions. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. We expect to contact finalists for Zoom interviews by the end of January and make final decisions shortly thereafter.

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, DC (USA:DC) - Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2023[]

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (the Center) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) are now accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, due October 15, 2023. Fellows will work with curators, conservators, and educators at the National Gallery of Art and the YCBA to learn about the curation, conservation, presentation, and interpretation of the museums’ historical, pre-20th-century collections. During the first year, each fellow will reside in Washington, DC, or New Haven, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a curatorial project at one of the two museums. During the second year, each fellow will switch locations and will devote the second year of their fellowship to research in support of a curatorial project at the other host museum.

Fields of Study

The Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship supports research for recent or soon-to-be PhDs in the history, theory, and criticism of modern and contemporary visual arts who are from historically marginalized or disadvantaged groups (for example, applicants from groups historically underrepresented in the field, first-generation college graduates or doctorate holders, or applicants from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) and who seek to expand their ability to serve as curators and scholars in fields beyond those for which they received (or are about to receive) their doctoral degrees.

Residency

When the fellows are in residence at the Center, they will participate fully in the activities of the Center. The fellows will be provided with housing in an apartment near the National Gallery of Art, subject to availability, and with a shared study at the museum. The fellows will have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, library, and image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington, DC, area.

When the fellows are in residence at the YCBA, they will participate fully in the activities of the YCBA and have full access to the YCBA’s collections. The fellows will have use of workstations in the Reference Library at the YCBA, borrowing privileges for Yale’s libraries, and access to Yale’s extensive special collections. The fellows will be provided with funding for housing, to be obtained by each fellow.

Eligibility and Selection

Applicants for 2024–2026 must have received their PhD between November 1, 2018, and November 1, 2023, and must have less than three years of previous postdoctoral experience. Applicants must submit a fully completed application by the deadline. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of curators and scholars in the history of art and related disciplines.

Support

The Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $65,000 per year, subject to all applicable federal and state taxes. Each fellow shall also receive allowances for travel, in addition to an allowance for housing while in residence at the YCBA. At the Center, housing near the National Gallery of Art will be provided, subject to availability.

Applications

Candidates for the Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship must complete an online application that includes a copy of a published or unpublished article or chapter of a book, as well as a statement concerning the ways in which the candidate would benefit from this fellowship, including a statement as to why the candidate believes they are a part of a historically marginalized or disadvantaged group, to be submitted on or before October 15, 2023. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are also required. After a preliminary selection, several candidates will be invited to interview in early 2024. The Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship typically cannot be deferred or renewed.

Recipients of a Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship may apply for a different Center senior or visiting senior fellowship no earlier than five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application for a Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship is pending or once a Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded. Similarly, recipients of a Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship may apply for a different YCBA fellowship no earlier than five years after the completion of the Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Research Institute for the Humanities (RIH) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024 - 2026 - Deadline: 18 Feb, 2024[]

The Research Institute for the Humanities (RIH) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) invites applications for a number of post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities, working within the Faculty of Arts. These fellowships will commence 1 August 2024 and end 31 July 2026. Fellows are expected to work on a major research project, to attend RIH events, and to participate in the intellectual life of the Faculty of Arts.

Qualifications: Applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D. no later than 31 July 2024 and not be more than three years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree at the start of their fellowship. The fellowship appointment is non-renewable and cannot be held concurrently with other fellowships or academic positions.

How to apply: The 2024-26 application period opens on 15 November 2023, and the application deadline is 18 February 2024. Applications will be accepted online through the portal at the CUHK Human Resources Website.

Colorado State University (USA: Colorado)- Postdoctoral Scholar in social-ecological systems science and wildfire risk governance - Deadline: 15 April 2024[]

Position description

We are hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar to join an ongoing NSF-funded project investigating wildfire risk governance networks in the American West. We seek a social-ecological systems scientist or quantitative social scientist to lead data management, analysis, scientific writing, and outreach activities.

The position will support research on how local-level wildfire protection planning processes interact with and shape systems-level risk governance and, consequently, the implementation of risk mitigation measures at both local and regional scales. This research aims to improve understanding of (i) how risk governance networks affect policy implementation and adaptation in collaborative planning processes and in the scope of decisions they produce, (ii) how social processes (such as learning, cooperation, and competition) affect the implementation of those decisions, and (iii) how interdependent decision-making processes affect the efficiency of risk mitigation at regional scales. Extant quantitative and qualitative data will be used to apply network analysis, thematic analysis, and computational modeling, among other methods.

The postdoc will be based in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources with PI Jonathan Salerno, and associated with the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship with Drs. Tony Cheng and Eric Toman. The postdoc will join a larger team of collaborators from The Ohio State University (Dr. Matt Hamilton), the University of Michigan (Dr. A. Paige Fischer), and Portland State University (Dr. Max Nielsen-Pincus).

The initial appointment is for 1 year, with opportunity for reappointment contingent on funding. The start date is flexible, with preference for summer 2024.

Qualifications

Required

PhD in the environmental social sciences or social-ecological systems-related discipline (by anticipated start date)

Strong publication record (relative to timing of degree)

Preferred

Theoretical background in policy, decision-making, collective action, cooperation, and governance

Skills in data science and computational methods, including network analysis and spatial tools

Skills in qualitative analysis of interview data

Experience conducting outreach and community engagement

Familiarity in natural resource management or wildfire in the American West

To apply, submit the following components to https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/142011: CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.

In the cover letter, please detail research experience, fit for the position (including specific methodological skills and experience relevant to each of the other required and preferred qualifications), and career goals following the position.

Review of applications will begin 15 April. The position will remain open until filled. Contact Jonathan Salerno (jonathan.salerno@colostate.edu) with questions.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships, College of Arts & Sciences - Deadline: 13 Oct. 2023[]

Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications from early-career scholars of exceptional talent and initiative for up to ten Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships. Klarman Fellows may pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-cutting fields that transcend traditional boundaries.

Appointments are for up to three years and begin in late summer/early fall 2024. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $80,000 plus Cornell benefits and $12,000 per year for research expenses.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree no earlier than 1 May 2022 and identify a faculty member with a primary appointment in the College of Arts & Sciences to serve as their faculty host. For more information about eligibility, terms of the fellowship, and how to apply, please visit:  

https://as.cornell.edu/research/klarman-fellowships

Application deadline: 13 October 2023

Any news on this? >> No updates (12/8)

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Near Eastern Studies Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship[]

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024. This Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000/year.

Applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Near Eastern Studies are due January 5, 2024. Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online Job #25799.

We invite applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on questions of decoloniality/decolonial methods, environmental humanities, and / or migration studies. Temporal and regional focus is open, and we are especially interested in conceptually oriented work that critically reexamines and considers the Middle East beyond area studies.

Fellows are expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory-level course; and one advanced seminar per year, under a concurrent Visiting Lecturer appointment. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar with other Fellows at the Society for the Humanities workshopping each other’s projects.

We ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline: 11 Sept. 2023[]

The Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees. Fellows pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments or programs in which they are housed. In addition, fellows participate in the Society alongside other postdoctoral scholars and Dartmouth faculty in a spirit of multidisciplinary learning and mutual enrichment.  Applications are accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, business, and medicine. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is innovative and transcends traditional disciplinary divides.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work and engaging with the work of others
  • hold an appointment as a Lecturer in a department 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 libraries, Hood Museum, Jones Media Center, and computing resources
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space
  • do not participate in off-campus research leave during academic terms

Salary and resources

This is a three-year fellowship (up to 36 months), beginning 1 July, 1 August or 1 September and ending three years later. In the first year, fellows receive an annualized salary of $57,960 (paid in monthly installments) plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs. The departments 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.

Eligibility

Applicants for the 2024 – 2027 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2022, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2024. Selection criteria include exceptional and innovative research, ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and potential to contribute to an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with fellows, faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

Application and process

Applications are accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/128053 and must be received on or before Monday, September 11, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT.  A complete application packet consists of the following:

  1. Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet.
  2. Personal statement (1,500 words). Outline your scholarly agenda, including: 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.
  3. Fellowship statement (750 words). 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 research, teaching, service, and/or life experiences have prepared you to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation.
  6. Relevant transcripts from graduate studies.

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


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  • Anyone got a request for more materials yet?

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline 12 December 2023; LOR Deadline: 9 Jan 2024.[]

Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at appropriate nonprofit institutions of higher education or research, normally in the United States, including universities, museums, libraries, government or national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes, government chartered nonprofit research organizations, and centers for advanced study.

Applicants are responsible for making all arrangements for affiliation with the proposed host institution prior to submitting an application and should designate a faculty member or other scholar who will serve as the host mentor at the proposed host institution. Applicants are encouraged to choose a host institution other than their current institution; applicants who propose to remain at their current institution for the fellowship should clearly describe in their application the rationale and benefits for doing so.  

A limited number of postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Note: you must have previously held a Ford Fellowship (Predoctoral, Dissertation) to be eligible for the Ford Postdoctoral competition this cycle. While the Predoctoral competition no longer exists, the Postdoc competition is continuing in a limited capacity while they sunset the program.

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Harvard University (USA:MA) Mahindra Humanities Center 2024-25 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities – Deadline: 17 Nov. 2023, LOR Deadline: 1 Dec. 2023[]

Position Description

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for six 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.”

Fellows will receive stipends of $70,000, 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.

Qualifications

Applicants for 2024-25 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2021. 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, 2024. 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, 2024-August 31, 2025. The Mahindra Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet these conditions of completion and visa status.

Instructions

In addition to biographical and professional information, applicants are asked to submit by November 17th:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. 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.
  3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample (no longer than 40 pages).
  4. 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 by December 1st.

Please contact Steven Biel, biel@fas.harvard.edu, with any questions about applying for a fellowship.

Harvey Mudd College (USA:CA) Research/Art/Teaching Fellowship at Intersection of Art and Science, Technology, and Society (STS) - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2023[]

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2024. Applications are invited from artists and scholars working at the intersection of art and science, technology and society (STS). Applicants’ methods can draw from fields in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including, but not limited to anthropology, art, design, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MFA by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing creative practice or research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching.

This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and professional practice. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. Potential resources for artists include the Makerspace, numerous labs and shops, and the Media Art Project space. While pursuing their own independent research/creative practice, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading or art-viewing group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $85,000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research/creative practice. Additional internal funding is possible. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Across departments, the college is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene. The 2024 fellowship is concurrent with the Southern-California-wide Getty-sponsored set of exhibitions, PST ART: Art & Science Collide.

Applications must be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25895. Preference  will be given to applications received by Dec. 10, 2023. Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a research/artist’s statement, sample work, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation. In these materials, we encourage applicants to explain how this position will advance their career goals, and to describe how a commitment to diversity and inclusion shapes their professional work. We expect to complete Zoom interviews by Jan. 28, 2024.

Further questions may be addressed to Rachel Mayeri, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: mayeri@g.hmc.edu.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (HKG) - pre-doc/post-doc in East-West Digital Humanities[]

  • 10-month pre-doc/post-doc (RA) position.
  • The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator, Prof. Stuart McManus, on a project, namely “Bringing Together China and the West: Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Demonstrate the Extent of Chinese Cultural Influence in Renaissance Europe”.
  • Applicants should have (i) a Master of Science degree or an MPhil degree, preferably in Computer Science or other related STEM discipline plus relevant experience; (ii) proficiency in both written and spoken English and preferably Chinese; (iii) strong organisational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; (iv) a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and high self-motivation; (v) the ability to work independently and attentively; and (vi) an interest in historical linguistics, history, East-West relations, etc. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree and significant relevant experience will also be considered.
  • The appointee will be responsible for (a) building a model for identifying text re-use across corpora in multiple natural languages using Python; (b) working on problems related to machine translation for Classical Chinese and other languages; and (c) testing the model and applying its insights to the question of the impact of Chinese literature in early modern Europe.
  • Appointment will be made on contract basis for ten months commencing as soon as possible, but no later than January 1, 2024.
  • Applicants should submit the following documents in the online application: (1) an up-to-date CV; (2) degree certificate(s); and (3) a cover letter of no more than one page, indicating background, research experience and reasons for interest in the position.
  • For full consideration 1 Dec. 2023.

Ithaca College (US:NY) - Diversity Scholars Predoctoral Fellowship (Literatures in English) - Deadline: 13 November 2023[]

The Provost’s Office at Ithaca College invites applications for Diversity Scholars Predoctoral Fellowships. The Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2024 – May 31, 2025) and are non-renewable. Scholars will receive a $42,000 stipend, $5,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, office space, health benefits, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. Scholars will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester; will receive teaching focused mentoring and professional development by senior faculty; will be expected to participate in one official function per semester; and must partake in an exit interview.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program leading to a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. institution; display evidence of a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level; demonstrate a dedication to equitable classroom practices; display evidence of a scholarly agenda; and be authorized to work in the United States. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusions from the academy has been longstanding and who have demonstrated a commitment to minoritized communities in their teaching, service and/or research are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to August 15, 2024, applicants must be advanced to candidacy at their home institution, with an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to candidates who are in the last year of dissertation writing and who have not completed most of their writing at the beginning of the fellowship year.

Applications are welcome in the following areas/departments: Please read the following descriptions and include reference to specific criteria in your cover letter.

Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity: CSCRE is open to candidates who’s work and future scholarship focus on areas of “ethnic studies” [African Diaspora Studies; Latino/a/x Studies; Asian American Studies; and Native American and Indigenous Studies] as well as alternative approaches to race, ethnicity and cultural studies.

Literatures in English: The Department of Literatures in English seeks a Ph.D. candidate Diversity Scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous American literature; Asian-American literature; Diasporic Asian literature; pre-1900 African American literature; African Diasporic literature. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course to the candidate’s specialty in the fall, and a special-topics course in the spring.

EEOC Statement:

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

To Apply: Interested applicants must apply online and include (1): Unofficial transcript from an accredited Ph.D.- granting institution; (2) a cover letter detailing the candidates teaching pedagogy and interest in a career in teaching; description of research agenda and a timeline for finishing the dissertation; and how they will contribute to the curriculum of the chosen department; (3) a CV; (4) a syllabus for a course you propose to teach; and (5) the contact information from two references. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by November 13, 2023. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are in.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Johns Hopkins University (USA:MD) - SNF Agora Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2023[]

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University invites sociologists and political scientists to apply for its SNF Agora Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.


The SNF Agora Institute, an academic and public forum, is dedicated to strengthening global democracy through civic engagement and informed, inclusive dialogue.


The postdoctoral program is a one-year program, with the opportunity for a two-year fellowship, intended to support recent doctoral degree recipients whose scholarship engages with questions and topics directly related to the institute's mission. The SNF Agora Academy seeks two fellows who would engage actively with and benefit from a multidisciplinary scholarly community that enables them to extend their research and public engagement in new directions, with the active mentorship of SNF Agora Institute faculty.

The fellows will contribute actively to the academic mission of institute. They will carry out their own research, participate in seminars, and be full members of the intellectual community. As part of their commitment to the institute, they are expected to participate actively in a research/practice project of the institute, reside in the Baltimore-DC area, and regularly engage in institute activities, including weekly Tuesday and Thursday seminars.

One of the central goals of the SNF Agora Institute is to foster conversations and collaboration that don't happen elsewhere. The fellows must have a strong academic record and be on a trajectory to contribute to key disciplinary conversations, but also be excited about being part of a community that is not simply made up of academics, whether that helps them integrate other perspectives into their scholarship, employs their scholarship to help strengthen democracy in tangible ways, or both.  We strongly encourage applicants to think creatively about how their research interacts with scholars in other disciplines and efforts to strengthen democracy in the world and, thus, support the SNF Agora mission. Getting your work into the public domain is not the same as having impact. How do you hope to have impact? Are there civic and political entities, including movements, parties, governmental organizations, media, etc. that you could partner with? Do you have ideas that could contribute to public debates around democracy as well as academic ones? This work should be in addition to and not a replacement for a strong academic trajectory.


Compensation

Fellows will be appointed initially for a one-year term, and will have the opportunity to extend their fellowship for a second academic year. They will receive a stipend of $70,000, health insurance, and a modest moving and research budget.


The fellowship start date is July 01, 2024.

Qualifications

The fellows must have a strong academic record and be on a trajectory to contribute to key disciplinary conversations, but also be excited about being part of a community that is not simply made up of academics, whether that helps them integrate other perspectives into their scholarship, employs their scholarship to help strengthen democracy in tangible ways, or both.


SNF Agora is a multidisciplinary institution. For AY 2024-25, we will be accepting applications from sociologists and political scientists. In future years, we will cycle through other academic disciplines.


Applicants to the 2024-25 program must have received a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in May 2021 or later; applicants without a terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive one by July 01, 2024.

Application Instructions

Via Interfolio, please submit your CV, a short (250 word) personal statement explaining how your research agenda, skills, and background fit you to contribute to a multidisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners engaged with democracy; a research statement (maximum 2,500 words) explaining both your existing research and a detailed proposal for how you will spend your time at the Johns Hopkins SNF Agora Institute. Please make sure to explain both (a) in reference to broader themes of the institute's mission, and (b) in terms that will be accessible to everyone in a multidisciplinary community; and a writing sample (approximately 10,000 words), which can be either an article or an extract from a dissertation or longer work; and contact information for letters of recommendation.


Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023.

Library Company of Philadelphia (USA:PA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in American and Atlantic World History and Culture - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2023[]

The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for 2024–25 postdoctoral fellowships supporting advanced research in the collections of the Library Company and its Fellowships Program partner, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The following opportunities are available:

National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships. NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships support advanced humanities research in residence on any subject and in any discipline supported by the Library Company's collections, which encompass rare printed, graphic, and manuscript material, art, and artifacts relating to the history and culture of the United States and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of four to nine months. The stipend is $5,000 per month.

Program in African American History (PAAH) Mellon Scholars Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program promotes research in the Library Company’s collections to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history (broadly defined) of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The stipend is $50,000 for the academic year (September 1 through May 31).

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Postdoctoral Fellowships. Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Postdoctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate such topics as history of commerce, fin­­ance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and economic policy making. The stipend is $50,000 for the academic year (September 1 to May 31) or $25,000 for the fall or spring semester.

Eligibility

Scholars at any stage of their career are welcome to apply.

Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships in the Program in African American History and the Program in Early American Economy & Society must hold a PhD by September 1, 2024, and may be citizens of any country.

Applicants for NEH postdoctoral fellowships must have completed all degree requirements (except degree conferral) by November 1, 2023, and must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

Fellows must reside in the Philadelphia area for the duration of their fellowships.

Applications

The application deadline is November 1, 2023, with decisions to be made by January 2024.

Full application instructions are available here.

A single application will serve for consideration for any of the three opportunities for which the applicant’s project is eligible.

Masaryk University (CZE) Researcher specialist in the historiography of humanities - Deadline: 4 Nov. 2023[]

Department: Centre for Early Medieval Studies – Faculty of Arts

Deadline: 4 Nov 2023

Start date: 1 January 2024 (negotiable)

Job type: full-time

Job field: Science and research

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Researcher specialist in the historiography of humanities

Department: Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Working time:  1,0

Start date:  January 1, 2024 (negotiable) – December 31, 2028

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline:  November 4, 2023

The Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, announces a selection procedure for the position of a post-doctoral specialist in digital humanities with research focus on databases and digital mapping. The position is open for a five-year OP JAK project: “Ready for Future: Understanding the Long-Term Resilience of Human Cultures”, implemented at the Center for Early Medieval Studies.

The position is offered on a full-time basis of 1,0 FTE (i.e. 40 hours per week). The successful applicant will take up the position from 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.

Main duties:

  • to carry out research focused on the historiographical reflection of the interaction between humanities and politics, and on the dialogue between humanities and natural sciences in the 20th and 21th centuries
  • to present and publish research results in internationally recognized scholarly journals and on other research platforms (articles, presentations at conferences, lectures for public, etc.)
  • to contribute to the research activities of the Center for Early Medieval Studies

Requirements for applicants:

  • PhD in history or art history obtained within 7 years prior to January 2024
  • significant international experience (at least 2 years of PhD studies or 2 years of research work experience with at least 0,5 FTE abroad in the past 5 years)
  • professional focus on the historiography of humanities and their interaction with politics (including historical, economic, and social implications) in the 20th and 21th centuries
  • knowledge of the historiographical discourse(s) in and about Central Europe in the20th and 21th centuries
  • capacity to work with a large variety of sources
  • excellent written and spoken knowledge of English
  • ability to clearly formulate research results
  • ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • friendly and inspiring work environment: space for realizing your own professional growth (without predetermined thematic restrictions)
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularization of the program
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • friendly approach to balancing work and personal life
  • stable work environment in a respected institution
  • participation in research in prestigious projects

Employee benefits

  • 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.

Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application via the electronic application link by 4. 11. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.  

The following documents are required as a part of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, and involvement in research projects
  • Education certificates (diploma copies)
  • Two letters of reference

Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail: eva.urbanova@phil.muni.cz, tel.: +420 549 49 5227

Masaryk University (CZE) Researcher in digital humanities - Deadline: 4 Nov. 2023[]

Department: Centre for Early Medieval Studies – Faculty of Arts

Deadline: 4 Nov 2023

Start date: 1 January 2024 (negotiable)

Job type: full-time

Job field: Science and research

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Researcher in digital humanities

(database & mapping specialist)

Department: Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Working time:  1,0

Start date:  January 1, 2024 (negotiable) - December 31, 2028

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline:  November 4, 2023

The Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, announces a selection procedure for the position of a post-doctoral specialist in digital humanities with research focus on databases and digital mapping. The position is open for a five-year OP JAK project: “Ready for Future: Understanding the Long-Term Resilience of Human Cultures”, implemented at the Center for Early Medieval Studies.

The position is offered on a full-time basis of 1,0 FTE (i.e. 40 hours per week). The successful applicant will take up the position from 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.

Main duties:

  • to carry out research focused on the conception, implementation, and theoretical reflection on the role of databases, Big Data, and data management in interdisciplinary research (humanities vs natural sciences)
  • to carry out research focused on the problematic aspects of digitally mapping the past (e.g. reconstructions) and its potential for disseminating science to broader audience
  • to conceive and implement an interdisciplinary project database containing heterogenous data (visual, textual, material, biological, technical, etc.)
  • to present and publish research results in internationally recognized scholarly journals and on other research platforms (articles, presentations at conferences, lectures for public, etc.)
  • to contribute to the research activities of the Center for Early Medieval Studies

Requirements for applicants:

  • PhD title obtained within 7 years prior to January 2024
  • significant international experience (at least 2 years of PhD studies or 2 years of research work experience with at least 0,5 FTE abroad in the past 5 years)
  • publication activity, including at least 2 publication outputs within the past 3 years registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science or Scopus databases
  • significant experience in digital humanities
  • professional focus on the role of digital humanities in interdisciplinary research
  • practical experience with digital imaging, 3D modelling and mapping (including GIS), ideally in the area of cultural heritage
  • practical experience with database creation and implementation
  • knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and theoretical frameworks in the field of digital humanities
  • excellent written and spoken knowledge of English
  • ability to clearly formulate research results
  • ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • friendly and inspiring work environment: space for realizing your own professional growth (without predetermined thematic restrictions)
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularization of the program
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • friendly approach to balancing work and personal life
  • stable work environment in a respected institution
  • participation in research in prestigious projects

Employee benefits

  • 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.

Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application via the electronic application link by 4. 11. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.  

The following documents are required as a part of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, and involvement in research projects
  • Education certificates (diploma copies)
  • Two letters of reference

Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail: eva.urbanova@phil.muni.cz, tel.: +420 549 49 5227

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (DEU), Department Artifacts, Action, Knowledge Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/div) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2023[]

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an internationally respected research institute of the Max Planck Society (MPG) with three research departments, several research groups, and a graduate school. At the MPIWG, around 300 scholars from all over the world investigate the sciences past and present, working together on a collective, collaborative, and transdisciplinary basis. The MPIWG is renowned worldwide as a hub for reflection on the role of the sciences in politics and society. It is located in southwestern Berlin, close to the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin and other research institutions.

The Department Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks a

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/div) for three years, with employment contract, TVöD Bund pay scales (E 13) starting on April 1st, 2024.

Your responsibilities:

  • support collaborative research efforts within the department
  • conduct an individual research project under the “Reclaiming Turtles all the way down” working group
  • contribute to research questions on integrating scholarship from historically minoritized communities (e.g., indigenous knowledges, nomadic knowledges, knowledges of resistance) and histories of science into a common discourse
  • coordinate a multi-year lecture series titled “Manners of Reckoning: Epistemology, Cosmology, Ontology, and Worlding” across departmental units
  • facilitate understanding of different concepts of temporal normality in various knowledge systems
  • participate in the research activities of the Institute and departmental activities and present your own work

Your profile:

  • hold a university degree (master or German university degree “Diplom”) and a Ph.D. degree before starting employment
  • possess experience in long-term or deep-time studies of animal-plant-human interactions, spanning ancient history to the age of encounter and the recent past

What we offer:

  • flexible working hours, the opportunity to work from home as arranged with your superior, the opportunity to work part time
  • annual year-end bonus; occupational pension (VBL), subsidy for public transportation within Berlin or Germany (“Jobticket”), paid leave on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31) in addition to regular annual leave
  • weekly in-house yoga classes, regular information on occupational health management courses offered by our partner health insurance companies
  • access to the wide range of training courses offered by the MPG’s Planck Academy
  • close contact with all research and research support units with the opportunity for direct, personal dialogue
  • an international setting with staff and guests from more than 40 countries

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer that strives to foster an inclusive workplace. As an institute of the MPG, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science supports a working community for all free from discrimination and harassment. We explicitly encourage applications from qualified individuals who belong to groups that are often underrepresented in the workplace due to age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or religion.

Please follow the links to find out more about the MPIWG’s policies on gender equality and hiring practices for people with disabilities, as well as Germany’s anti-discrimination laws as outlined in the General Equal Treatment Act.

Your application: Please submit your application with complete documents, preferably without a photograph, through our application portal https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/25821195.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • cover letter (in which candidate indicates interest in departmental projects)
  • curriculum vitae, including list of publications
  • research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
  • writing sample (5,000–8,000 words)
  • names and contact details of at least two referees

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

Applications may be submitted in German, English, or French. Applications must be received by December 1st, 2023 (23:45 CET).

Applications will be reviewed in late January and short-listed candidates will be interviewed by mid-February 2024. Only successful candidates will be notified.

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Lisa Onaga (lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For technical questions regarding the application portal or for administrative questions concerning the position and the institute, please first contact the department assistant (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Further information on the MPIWG can be found at https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/.

Maynooth University, Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher (Digital Humanities/Digital Musicology) on ERC-funded BROKENSONG project - Deadline 14 Jan 2024[]

The Music Department at Maynooth University invites applications for a 24 month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Professor Karen Desmond’s research team on the project “Polyphonic Singing and Communities of Music Writing in Medieval Britain and Ireland, c. 1150 to c. 1350” (BROKENSONG) (funded by a 5-year ERC Consolidator Grant). For this postdoctoral position, we seek a candidate with a background in Computational Musicology, Digital Humanities, or related fields. The candidate should have programming experience working with systems and standards related to the encoding, presentation, and analysis of humanities data, preferably experienced with image and/or music data.

The Postdoctoral Researcher recruited for this position will primarily work on the first phase of the project, titled “Reconstructing the repertoire”. Fragmentary and damaged, a large portion of the music once copied the insular manuscripts from c. 1150 to c. 1350 is now incomplete, and most of it was omitted from the current scholarly editions. In addition to recovering the content on these damaged and incomplete fragments using techniques such as MSI, and digitally encoding every notational glyph, features of the manuscript layout, and the orthography of the underlaid texts including their punctuation, another primary activity of this first phase of the project will be to reconstruct the missing portions of the compositions. The primary output of this phase is an innovative ‘born-digital’ scholarly edition that will present interactive reconstructions of these works alongside the enhanced manuscript images for use by scholars and performers, providing an exemplar for future digital music editions, which integrates image, sound, encoding, and context. In addition, the data captured in this phase will inform the analysis of the third phase of the project (Years 4-5) that seeks to understand the relationship of notational systems and musical style to specific regions, repertoires, communities, and individuals. The postdoctoral researcher will have a budget p.a. for research travel related expenses.

Salary

Postdoctoral Researcher (LEVEL 1) 2023: €42,783 - €45,322 p.a. (3 points) with increment after 12 months service.

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

The full text of the advertisement may be found on the vacancies page (search for subject 'Music'), and the application deadline is Jan 14, 2024. Please note there are two positions: one for digital humanities/digital musicology, and one for a medievalist/medieval musicologist. The link in title of this post goes directly to the specific vacancy. Please ensure you upload your materials for the correct vacancy. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

Maynooth University, Ireland - Postdoctoral Researcher (Medieval Studies/Medieval Musicology) on ERC-funded BROKENSONG project - Deadline 14 Jan 2024[]

The Music Department at Maynooth University invites applications for a 24 month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Professor Karen Desmond and two further Postdoctoral Researchers and two PhD students on the project “Polyphonic Singing and Communities of Music Writing in Medieval Britain and Ireland, c. 1150 to c. 1350” (BROKENSONG) (funded by a 5-year ERC Consolidator Grant). For this postdoctoral position, we seek a candidate with a background in Medieval Musicology, Medieval Studies, or related fields to investigate the contexts, communities, and networks related to polyphonic singing in late medieval Britain and Ireland. The candidate should have experience with the study of medieval manuscripts, and expertise in studying either medieval music, medieval liturgy, and/or medieval historical archives, and have a strong knowledge of Latin, and the palaeography of late medieval scripts.

The Postdoctoral Researcher recruited for this position will primarily work on the second phase of the project, titled ‘Contexts, communities, and networks’, which explores the meaning of music writing with a focus on the question: who was using music writing, either to write down or read music, and why? This phase of the project focuses on the case study of Worcester Cathedral: Worcester makes a particularly valuable case study for the study of music writing and its meaning for communities due its rich potential for archival and prosopographical research, its extensive medieval library, and its collection of liturgical books and fragments. The postdoctoral researcher will have a budget p.a. for research travel related expenses. The postdoctoral researcher hired for this position will examine Worcester’s music from the perspective of its ‘written-ness’, using the evidence of its surviving music manuscripts and textual culture, what can be gleaned of its book production practices and knowledge networks from its library, and what can be learned of its day-to-day musical practices through a study of its community and liturgy.

Salary

Postdoctoral Researcher 2023 (LEVEL 1):  €42,783 p.a. (1 point) with increment after 12 months of service.  

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

The full text of the advertisement may be found on the vacancies page (search for subject 'Music'), and the application deadline is Jan 14, 2024. Please note there are two positions: one for digital humanities/digital musicology, and one for a medievalist/medieval musicologist. The link in title of this post goes directly to the specific vacancy. Please ensure you upload your materials for the correct vacancy.

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

McNeil Center for Early American Studies - Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 3 November 2023[]

This award is for a two-year term beginning 1 July 2024. Applicants must have earned the PhD no earlier than 2020 in American History, American Literature, American Studies, or a closely allied field and must have completed all requirements for the degree when the appointment commences. If an applicant has extenuating circumstances that mean they earned their PhD earlier than 2020, but are still working on their first book project, they are welcome to apply with an explanation of these circumstances in their application materials. During the term of appointment, the fellow will teach two courses in an appropriate department at the University of Pennsylvania. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to research and writing. While this fellowship is particularly appropriate for projects designed to turn a doctoral dissertation into a publishable monograph, any proposal falling within the Center’s area of interest will be considered. Candidates who have received McNeil Center funding for a related project at the pre-doctoral stage are not eligible. The Barra Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a starting stipend of $65,000, health insurance, and modest funds for travel and research.

Materials - The following items must be prepared for uploading as pdf files:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A proposal not to exceed 1,500 words, double-spaced, describing the general scope of the project and the specific work proposed during the fellowship term
  • An unpublished writing sample related to the project, double-spaced, limited to 7,500 words exclusive of notes
  • Two confidential letters of support should be uploaded separately by the letter writers. Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this application. Do not send generic letters from job placement dossiers.


Questions may be directed to: The McNeil Center for Early American Studies University of Pennsylvania 3355 Woodland Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531 215-898-9251 mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu Applications for the Barra fellowship must be submitted on-line by 3 November 2023.

  • Updates:
    • 6 November - Any idea of the timeline for this?
      • They usually get back to people before winter break, around Dec. 16.
      • Dec. 16 - Any updates?
      • Dec. 19 - I haven't heard anything yet.
      • Jan. 2 - Updates?
      • Jan. 3 - None here.
      • Jan. 8 - Interviews happening today
      • 2/2 - rejection received (never interviewed)

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (23-500, NSF SPRF) - Due 1st Wed in Nov (1 Nov 2023)[]

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the fellow's career by supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.

  • (10/30) applied
  • This is a long shot, but just curious if anyone has received this and knows around what time the award notifications are released? I haven't seen the NSF SPRF on this page for a few years back and I'm trying to gauge when to expect any sort of news.
    • (3/14) It's my first time applying, but Section VI. B of the solicitation says: "NSF strives to be able to tell applicants whether their proposals have been declined or recommended for funding within six months." Recommended proposals are then forwarded for administrative review. If that part's anything like the NSF DDRI it's pretty quick. So... May? :/
  • (1/19) same person as above, documenting the process for future applicants. NSF Program Officer emailed me and my proposed supervisor directly and informed me that there were some issues with the documents in the compliance review. Gave 5 days to make corrections and resubmit those specific documents. Unsure if this is standard procedure (i.e., do they do a compliance review for every SPRF applicant?)
    • (3/14) I also received an email on 1/18 saying that my application had some issues in the compliance check and was giving until 1/24 to change them.
  • (4/12) original poster here, thank you to the other person for the confirmation! This wait is pretty long. I have a feeling we really won't hear anything until May at this rate, though I wish they would notify sooner as this impacts plans for next year :/
    • (4/23) I agree... It's an excruciatingly long waiting period. Lots of institutions in other disciplines, like math, have agreed to coordinate postdoc position announcements exactly for this reason. It'd be nice if other fields could follow suit...
    • (4/23) out of curiosity, have you reached out to the program directors? I am going back and forth on doing so, at least to get an ETA....
    • (4/24) I haven't... Truthfully, I accepted a position elsewhere. At this point, I'm mostly only invested because I put so much energy into the application materials!
  • (5/30) Documenting this process for future applicants. June 2 will be the 7 month mark and we still have not received any updates for those offered an award (the program description says they strive to notify within 7 months). Based on a Reddit post on the PRFB and comments by people corresponding with their POs, the federal fiscal budget was approved quite late and the NSF still doesn't know what their funding is for particular programs. Within this post, someone from the SPRF heard from the PO who said "NSF has not yet received its full budget for this fiscal year, so award notices are delayed. I will let you know that the initial declines already went out." The PO shared with the commenter information about the proposal category/ratings/funding priority category, and that "we are unable to make award decisions without a final budget. This is a very odd funding cycle, and I typically would have more firm answers at this point."
  • (6/7) Proposal recommended for funding

Northumbria University (UK:Eng) - Senior Research Assistant in Humanities - VERY SHORT DEADLINE, posted 18 Dec: 31 Dec. 2023[]

About the role

Working as part of multi-disciplinary team, you will support the Principal Investigator in delivery of research activity on the ESRC-funded project ‘A New Methodological Approach to the History of Divorce, 1857-1923’ by undertaking personal and collaborative research activity, contributing ideas, engaging in data entry and analysis, writing up research work for publication, and collaborating with project partners.

This role is fixed-term for 21 months and will start in Summer 2024.

About the team

This Research Project is being delivered within the History subject group in the Department of Humanities, which also includes the subject areas of English Literature, English Language and Linguistics, Creative Writing, American Studies and Music. With over 80 members of academic staff we have real breadth in our teaching and research. Our programmes are driven by new themes that are vital today: the environment, global connections, the medical humanities, gender and popular culture, activism, conflict and society, heritage, or the great questions posed by modern American culture.  They range in time from the Middle ages to the twenty-first century and explore global cultures from Africa to Russia as well as delivering new insights into classic themes from English literature from Shakespeare or Austen, to new work in writing, music and cultural studies.

History research at Northumbria spans more than 700 years and six continents. Our team comprises 38 historians, with work that covers a variety of fields – including political, social, cultural, environmental, religious, gender, business and migration history – and with expertise that ranges from the study of medieval France and Spain to the nineteenth-century Middle East and the contemporary Indian diaspora. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the UK’s nationwide evaluation of research quality – our publications were ranked within the UK’s top 10 and the majority of our research environment was deemed ‘world leading’.

About you

Applicants should hold a PhD and have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge in a relevant discipline and further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person specification.  

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Jennifer Aston (jennifer.aston@northumbria.ac.uk)

University of Singapore (SGP) - Research Assistant (History / Heritage) - Deadline: 28 Sept. 2023[]

About the Project

The Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Research Assistant to work on the research project titled Green Heritage: Conserving Urban Greening as Singapore’s National Heritage and funded by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. Lead by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from environmental history, landscape architecture, and greening technologies, the project aims to bridge the gap between natural and cultural approaches to urban greening by reframing existing historiographies and creating new knowledge within an ecological paradigm of heritage.

Job description

The Research Assistant will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research team on the project Green Heritage:

Conserving Urban Greening as Singapore’s National Heritage.

The successful candidate will:

  • conduct historical research (archival and secondary sources) on Singapore’s urban greening under the supervision of the PI
  • lead a detailed survey of green heritage sites in Singapore through mapping and visual documentation
  • assist with the preparation of research reports and academic publications
  • manage the project’s administration tasks and liaise with the funding institution

Job Requirements

Job requirements

The successful candidate should possess:

  • a Master’s degree or a PhD in a relevant discipline such as History, Art History, Historical Geography, or Heritage Studies
  • demonstrated the ability to conduct archival and secondary literature historical research
  • significant knowledge of, or interest in, Singapore’s heritage and environmental history
  • 1+ years of related work experience is preferred but not required
  • strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • excellent written and spoken communication in English

Application package:

All applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees
  • Education certificates

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: College of Design and Engineering

Department: Architecture

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID: 21873

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Associate - Deadline: 21 Nov. 2023[]

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ‘Book Forgery: History, Practice, and Detection' project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The post will ideally run from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024. The project is led by Dr Joseph Hone in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. The project began in July 2023, and will run until December 2024. Its aims are twofold. Firstly, to produce new understandings of how rare and desirable books have been forged, counterfeited, and sophisticated over the last four hundred years; and, secondly, to investigate how forgeries have shaped the development of bibliography as a scholarly discipline. The objective is to use historical inquiry to formulate productive strategies for the detection of suspect items today and into the future. The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for twelve months. The principal responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to conduct additional research on the prevalence of fakes and forgeries within the libraries and archives sector, and to prepare this research for publication. Some work to support the public engagement elements of the project will also be required, including working with the PI on developing a study day on fakes and forgeries for London Rare Books School. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will hold a doctorate in book history or a related field and be able to demonstrate some postgraduate-level training (or have equivalent experience) in special collections work. The post-holder will be based at Newcastle University and will work primarily under the direction of Dr Joseph Hone. For further inquiries please contact: Dr Joseph Hone (joseph.hone@newcastle.ac.uk).

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study (USA:NY) - Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2023[]

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, 2024, will include a $62,500 annual stipend, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City. The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School. Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), a sample or samples of writing (i.e., article or book chapter), and two course proposals. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the application process. All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/134228 Evaluation of application materials will begin November 17, 2023.

[Dec 3] Request for further references.

New York University Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: 13 Dec. 2023[]

Description: New York University’s (NYU) scholarly community actively engages a global world. Bringing individuals to NYU who reflect diverse identities, perspectives and experiences enhances our scholarly community and institutional standing. It also helps us to create a supportive, intellectually challenging and inclusive environment in which to live, work and learn. To that end, the NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. This program offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields. Postdoctoral scholars receive mentoring from NYU faculty, and extensive professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

Awards: NYU will award up to six in-residence fellowships in 2024. Appointments are for two years, beginning in September, 2024 and ending in August, 2026.  Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

Compensation and Allowances: Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $62,000 nine-month salary; a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

Eligibility: NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all areas of study represented at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: 1. Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2024; or 2. Professionals transitioning to academic careers in a field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree.

If offered the fellowship, any Foreign National recipients without independent (not employer based) U.S. work authorization may be sponsored for and must be eligible for a J-1 visa. Participation in the fellowship would be contingent upon visa approval, issuance, and admittance to the U.S., (as applicable) to engage in the fellowship program.

Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships. As part of its selection process, our selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to research and teaching that value and enhance diversity, and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers.

Application Instructions: Required application materials include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research and goals; (3) a personal statement detailing reasons for applying for the fellowship; (4) three letters of recommendation; (5) one of the following: A dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (non-Ph.D. terminal degree holders); and (6) candidate information form. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research the NYU website and identify 1 to 2 faculty members who may serve as strong mentors. Names of potential mentors can be noted on the “candidate information form”.

All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 13, 2023.

New York University- Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) Visiting Assistant Professor- Deadline 11/20[]

Description[]

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.

ISAW anticipates appointing two two-year Visiting Assistant Professors with a start-date of September 1, 2024. Holders of these positions are appointed as faculty and will undertake research projects connected with ISAW's core academic mission, teach a graduate-level research seminar at ISAW, and teach one undergraduate course in an NYU department each academic year. They are expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community. In addition, Visiting Assistant Professors are expected to participate in ISAW seminars, to give a public lecture on their research at ISAW, and to play an active role in mentoring graduate students.

Applicants should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professors at ISAW have access to the Institute's own library, as well as to a wide range of other libraries at NYU, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (located a block away), and other institutions in New York City, including Columbia University and the New York Public Library. They are provided with their own carrel workspace.

A research account is provided to defray the cost of travel to conferences and other research expenses.

Visiting Assistant Professorships are reserved for early-career scholars who received their PhDs on or after May 1, 2021. Current doctoral students in their final year of dissertation work are also welcome to apply, but please note that official conferral of the PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (September 1, 2024).

The application must be completed in Interfolio and should include a cover letter, CV (including publication list), a research proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (either a published article or dissertation chapter). Applicants must also complete a researcher profile form and an EEO form in Interfolio. Letters of recommendation from ISAW faculty and staff are not permitted.

The application deadline is November 20th, 2023. Applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to submit the names and email addresses of three referees; please be sure to do so before the November 20th deadline. Referees will be contacted via email and asked to submit their letters of recommendation electronically via Interfolio; they will have until December 1st to submit the letters.

Applicants will receive a system-generated confirmation email from Interfolio when they have successfully submitted their application. If you do not receive this email, that likely means that you have not successfully submitted your application. We are NOT able to review in-progress applications in Interfolio, so please make sure that you have successfully submitted your application prior to the November 20th deadline.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Please plan accordingly.

Applied x1

Applied, rejected before interview X1 [Jan 09]

3/8- Still no word. Does anyone know if there are updates?

3/11- Rejection

3/17- No rejection, no offer, no other updates on my application.

3.25- Rejection

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (UK:Eng) Research Fellowships - Deadline: 30 Nov .2023[]

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies invites applications for up to two Research Fellowships open to post-doctoral candidates in any area of the arts, humanities or social sciences which contribute to a more informed understanding of the Islamic world – its history, economy, politics, culture and contemporary life.

The Fellowships offer an excellent opportunity for working with world-class colleagues in an intellectually stimulating research environment, and draw on the Centre’s extensive academic links, both within Oxford and internationally.

The successful candidates will be expected to play a full part in the academic and social life of the Centre and to undertake research and develop academic projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will be full members of the Centre’s Common Room.

Further particulars of the post may be obtained from the Centre’s website at https://www.oxcis.ac.uk/vacancies-opportunities

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their research project and details of two referees who should write to the Centre directly.

Applications should be sent to: hr.advisor@oxcis.ac.uk (via the ‘Apply’ button in the original advert) by Thursday 30 November.

Jan 10: has anyone heard anything?

Jan 16: Interview finished; offered extended

Penn State (USA:PA) - Public Health/Nutrition [2 year Postdoc][]

The Health, Ingestive Behavior, and Technology (HIT) laboratory led by Dr. Travis Masterson in the College of Health and Human Development, Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with an interest in leveraging technology to better understand ingestive behavior and its impact on health. This position will be specifically responsible for overseeing a series of projects that intends to utilize viral marketing techniques to improve knowledge and confidence in reducing the use of sugar, salt, and fat in cooking. However, the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to be involved with other projects and technologies that they are interested in pursuing.

Penn State (USA:PA) - Postdoctoral Scholar, African American History[]

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in African American History. This position is anticipated to start on July 1, 2024, but applicants seeking a later start date will also be considered.

All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center's interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome.


During their residency, the scholar will primarily perform their research. The scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. In addition, they will attend workshops, professional development sessions, and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State's community of researchers.

A Ph.D. in African American History or a related field is required at time of appointment. Applicants who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years are highly preferred.

This is a one-year, term position with a high possibility of renewal for a second year. More information on the benefits offered with this position can be found at https://www.research.psu.edu/opa/benefits

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 vitae, and a list of three references online at Penn State’s Job Posting Board. We will request writing samples and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process.

In addition, 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.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

Review of materials will begin November 15, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu.

Pomona College (USA:CA) - Fred and Dorothy Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship[]

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year appointment, to start July 2024. 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.  Successful candidates 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 (Writing the Equity and Inclusion Letter), 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 letter of recommendations by November 17, 2023, to AcademicJobsOnline (ChauMellon).

2/8 - Campus visit invitation received

3/18 - Job offered and accepted

Princeton University (USA:NJ), Postdoctoral Research Associate Announcement Native American and Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2023[]

The Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University seeks a postdoctoral research associate in Native American and Indigenous Studies for a one-year term, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Ph.D. required. The postdoctoral appointment is in conjunction with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, “Indigenous Futures in Times of Crisis,” a joint endeavor between Princeton and NYU during the 2024-25 academic year. The postdoctoral fellow will be housed at Princeton University, and is expected to participate in the seminar, and support public-facing digital content for the Sawyer seminar. The fellow is also encouraged to participate in the intellectual community of the Effron Center for the Study of America. Contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty, the successful candidate may teach one course. Candidates working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, across the social sciences, humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and comparative race and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/32506 by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2023 and submit: • cover letter • cv • research statement discussing the applicant’s current and future scholarly projects, including a detailed overview of the dissertation and/or book project (2 pages) • writing sample (an article or a chapter) • two letters of recommendation • course description for a class on a topic related to Native American and/or Indigenous Studies Additional materials may be requested at a later stage. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

1/17 any updates post zoom interview?

Princeton University (USA:NJ), Postdoctoral Research Associate (Political Science) - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2023[]

  • The Department of Politics at Princeton University seeks applicants for postdoctoral research associates or more senior research positions that involve a year of research at Princeton. Scholars in all subfields of political science will be considered. The aim of the program is to nurture a diverse group of promising scholars, and there is a particular interest in attracting applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented in the field of political science at Princeton University. Ph.D. is required. Interested applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/31701 and submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. For best consideration, apply by December 15, 2023 11:59 EST. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • Candidates have been advised to apply by December 15, 2023 for best consideration. However, the search committee will be reviewing applications continually so your prompt reply is appreciated.

Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2023[]

About the Role

This is a fixed-term three-year position for a postdoctoral researcher in the interdisciplinary team of the AHRC-funded research project Hidden in Plain Sight: Historical and Scientific Analysis of Premodern Sacred Books. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting textual analysis and providing contextual information. They will work closely with scientists and technicians, under the supervision of PI and Co-Is, to investigate how sacred books were appropriated, mutilated, or used talismanically. They will examine a wide range of premodern books, primarily books transformed and mutilated in the course of religious reform; books transitioning between Jews and Christians in medieval Europe; and talismanic use of Scripture in non-European contexts. They will work alongside the project’s other Postdoctoral Research Associate (a Heritage Scientist) and liaise with the project’s technicians, curators, conservators, advisory board and faith communities. They will contribute to an ambitious dissemination and engagement programme that will share the project’s findings with a range of academic and non-academic audiences.

About You

You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher, who wishes to explore the cutting edge of historical research. You hold a PhD in history or adjacent field, and have experience in working with both Hebrew and Latin manuscripts. Knowledge of, or experience in, scientific analysis is not required, but willingness to work with and learn from people outside your expertise is. You should have knowledge in at least one of the project’s linguistic and cultural spheres (Jewish-Christian relations, the Reformation, West Africa and East Asia) and interest in learning more about them. You will be expected to research and publish as part of your work on the project, and engage with diverse audiences, both virtually and in-person.

About the Project

The AHRC-funded project (to commence January 2024) is a major collaborative investigation into the transformation of premodern sacred books and objects. It combines in-depth historical study with a multitude of scientific and technical analyses (e.g. CT-Scanning, Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Proteomics). The project is a collaboration between QMUL, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Wales and the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.

Benefits

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London, with frequent work in Cambridge, as well as periodic national and international travel. It is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of 01 January 2024. The starting salary will be Grade 4, with a starting salary of £40,223 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes.Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Eyal Poleg at e.poleg@qmul.ac.uk.

Queen's University (CAN) - Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2023[]

The Departments of History and Classics at Queen’s University invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Marjorie McLean Oliver Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of Classical Antiquity and/or Medieval Europe. The fellowship will be awarded initially for a two-year term commencing July 1, 2024, and will be up for renewal for an additional one-year term. The terms of the fellowship stipulate at the donor’s bequest that only candidates who identify as women are eligible for the position. Candidates must thus self-identify as female. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named based on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach one half year course per year in their subject field, with the possibility of an additional course to be negotiated with the Chairs of History and/or Classics. The value of the fellowship in 2024-2025 will be $36,317. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $9,334 per one-term course for a total of approximately $45,651 per year. An additional $2,000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to the position’s terms prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.

The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The university has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Jenn Lucas at jenn.lucas@queensu.ca.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The terms of the overall appointment are governed by the Collective Agreement between PSAC 901, Unit 2 and Queen’s University. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position, which is governed by the Collective Agreement between QUFA and Queen’s University. Information about these bargaining units, including the Collective Agreements can be found on the Faculty Relations Office’s website.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted electronically in a PDF format and include the following:

1) a cover letter that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship and ideas for courses the candidate would propose teaching;

2) a complete and current curriculum vitae;

3) letters of reference from two referees;

4) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article;  

5) any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to: history.chair@queensu.ca.

Applications will be received until 15 November 2023. Final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Please visit our websites for more information about the Department of History, the Department of Classics, and Medieval Studies at Queen’s University. Please direct inquiries to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Richard Greenfield greenfie@queensu.ca.

Queen's University (CAN) - Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2023[]

The Department of History at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian history. The temporal and thematic area of specialization is open and includes approaches that place Canadian history in a comparative or transnational perspective. The position provides opportunities to participate in an intellectually stimulating environment with a strong faculty and graduate-student complement to conduct research, write, and teach Canadian history. The fellowship is for a two-year appointment beginning 1 July 2024. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named based on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach a one-term course per year in Canadian history, broadly defined, in the Department of History. The value of the fellowship in 2024-2025 will be $36,317. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $9,334 per one-term course for a total of approximately $45,651 per year. An additional $2,000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for up to $5,000 to organize a workshop or symposium in the department in their field from the Nugent Bequest Committee in either year of the fellowship. Applicants must have completed a PhD in History or a cognate discipline prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.

The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The university has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Jenn Lucas at jenn.lucas@queensu.ca.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The terms of the overall appointment are governed by the Collective Agreement between PSAC 901, Unit 2 and Queen’s University. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position, which is governed by the Collective Agreement between QUFA and Queen’s University. Information about these bargaining units, including the Collective Agreements can be found on the Faculty Relations Office’s website.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted electronically in a PDF format and include the following:

1) a cover letter that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship and ideas for courses in Canadian history the candidate would propose teaching;

2) a complete and current curriculum vitae;

3) letters of reference from two referees;

4) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article;  

5) any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to: history.chair@queensu.ca.

Applications will be received until 15 November 2023. Final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Please visit our websites for more information about the Department of History. Please direct inquiries to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Caroline-Isabelle Caron caronc@queensu.ca.

Southern Methodist (USA:TX) - Oral History [3 year Postdoc][]

The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oral History, with potential for renewal or extension, to begin in August 2023.  The CPH welcomes applicants from all fields, topics, and time periods in U.S. History, particularly those with academic and practical expertise in the field of oral history.  The successful candidate will exercise a leadership role for the CPH's research and work in the fields of oral history, documentary history, and digital history initiatives.

Applications must be submitted electronically via interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/127660 and should include:

  • Cover letter outlining applicant's research agenda and experience in the fields of oral, documentary, and/or digital history
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023.

Swansea University (UK:Wales) - Post Doctoral Research Officer: “Beyond Borders: The Second World War, National Identities and Empire in the UK’” - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2023[]

Fixed term to 31 December 2026

You will join a team working on the AHRC funded project, ‘Beyond Borders: The Second World War, National Identities and Empire in the UK’, led by Dr Wendy Ugolini, University of Edinburgh (PI), Professor Martin Johnes, Swansea University (CI) and Nadine Wright (Imperial War Museum). Through extensive oral history and life writing archival fieldwork, this project will provide a significant intervention in Second World War historiography. It will produce a monograph (co-authored by the PI, CI and two postdoctoral research officers) and a directory of UK oral history datasets which will be made searchable online for use by future scholars, archivists, and researchers. In conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, the project will also produce new resources for schools addressing the Second World War histories of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the British Empire.

The project is the first comparative study to integrate England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their wartime relationships to Britishness and the British Empire into a single frame.  It will critically reassess how the peoples of the UK conceptualised their national identity in wartime, whether as imperial, multinational or singular, and the extent to which this shifted as they moved across the Empire at war.

This post will be based in the Department of History, Heritage and Classics at Swansea University. The central duties will be conducting research in archives and oral history collections in both England and Wales, and co-writing a monograph and journal article. Please note that some of the relevant archival materials are in the Welsh language.

An outline of the project can be found here: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FY002636%2F1

Essential criteria:

  • A completed PhD or equivalent in History (or a cognate discipline) which demonstrates an area of research expertise pertinent to this project, for example: oral history, life-writing, Second World War histories, identity studies.
  • Evidence of writing and publishing research papers, particularly for refereed journals.
  • Ability to demonstrate significant independence of focus and direction in research – determining ‘what, why, when and with whom’ to progress work.
  • Experience of creating and working with a lightweight database and inputting project data onto related spreadsheet.
  • A commitment to continuous personal development
  • The ability to read Welsh (Level 3)

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Martin Johnes on m.johnes@swansea.ac.uk

To apply for the post please click on the 'Apply' button.

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach a CV to the application.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 8 January 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be notified before Christmas.

Syracuse University (USA:NY) - Engaged Humanities, 2 openings [Priority deadline: October 23, 2023][]

The Syracuse University Humanities Center [humcenter.syr.edu], in partnership with the Engaged Humanities Network, or EHN [thecollege.syr.edu/engaged-humanities], which facilitates publicly-engaged projects and coursework in partnership with community arts, education, civic, and cultural organizations, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Fellows will join a vibrant scholarly and public engagement community at the Humanities Center, University, and in Central New York. These 2-year appointments (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2026) combine publicly-engaged research, programming, curriculum development and teaching: they are not remote/virtual and the residency period may not be deferred.

Compensation will include a salary of $60,000 to $63,000 annually; $2,000 in professional development funds each year; office space, computing, and full SU libraries access. As exempt 12-month employees, Fellows are eligible to enroll in benefits, including medical insurance.

Applicants must hold a (disciplinary or interdisciplinary) humanities PhD from between 2021 and no later than June 2024.

Applications welcome from scholars, including international scholars, interested in combining research, teaching, and publicly-engaged programming; working with diverse audiences (including but not limited to, students, historically marginalized populations, and wider publics); and pursuing tenure-line as well as professional trajectories. Fellows will advance their research and teach one Engaged Humanities course each year, incorporating participatory, digital, and/or public engagement humanities methods. The course may also contribute to a humanities department (African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Philosophy; Religion; Women’s & Gender Studies; Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition) or interdisciplinary program in Arts and Sciences. Each Fellow will also contribute to, and in their second year, help co-lead, one of five EHN initiatives:

  1. Engaged Communities teams of faculty, students, and community partners collaborating on research and creative projects across Syracuse and Onondaga County.
  2. Engaged Courses faculty cohorts developing community-engaged curricular opportunities.
  3. EHN Undergraduate Research team documents and assesses community-engaged projects and collaborates on project design and implementation.
  4. EHN Graduate Student Research: research assistants, and winter and summer fellows, bridge their own research with action-based humanistic inquiry via partnerships with local organizations and the communities they serve.
  5. Environmental Storytelling Series of Central New York events, programs, and courses assembling scholars, teachers, students, artists and community leaders to deepen understandings of, and strengthen responses to, climate crises.

In addition to completing an online application, where you will enter the names and email addresses of three references who can speak to your research, teaching, and public engagement (a non-academic reference is welcome, if desired, to address public humanities experience), please attach the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter: Provide an overview of research, teaching, and public humanities experience. Please identify which EHN initiative, listed above, you would be most interested in contributing to, with a brief rationale.
  2. CV
  3. Research Statement: 1-page project statement discussing the research, including public humanities elements, you will advance in residence [single-spaced, 12-point font, 1” margins]
  4. Other Document: 1-page description of a proposed public humanities seminar/topical course aimed at upper division undergraduates [single-spaced, 12-point font, 1” margins]
  5. Writing Sample: An article or chapter-length writing sample.

Trinity College Dublin (IRL) -2 x Postdoctoral Researchers - The Voices Project - Deadline: 20 Sept. 2023[]

Post Summary

VOICES is a research project funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor Jane Ohlmeyer in the School of Histories and Humanities, TCD. It aims to recover the voices and interrogate lived experiences of women in early modern Ireland by drawing on a ‘digital windfall’ of diverse historical data alongside evolving digital methodologies that place these data into productive dialogue. The VOICES project is seeking two postdoctoral researchers with expertise on early modern Ireland/history/women and quantitative historical analysis to be based at TCD to be part of the high performing team.#

The Voices Project Overview

Ireland formed part of the British, European, and Atlantic world and women there responded to similar sets of transformative processes as other early modern women - proto- globalisation, state formation, confessionalisation, warfare, commercialisation, environmental change, and so on – which facilitates interrogation that is comparative, connected, and entangled.

The project’s novel approach derives in large part from the interrogation of previously inaccessible historical data, now available digitally. These include qualitative sources like the ‘1641 Depositions’, legal records, wills, and inquisitions, cartographic ones like the Down Survey Maps, together with more quantitative materials –surveys, censuses, networks of lending and borrowing preserved in Statute Staple Records, and the Books of Survey and Distribution. Some are available as part of the ongoing ‘Virtual Treasury’ project, a landmark initiative which aims to reconstitute Ireland’s national archives destroyed in 1922 and others (‘1641 Depositions’ and Statute Staple records) as part of initiatives led or co-led by the PI. Particularly valuable are the Books of Survey and Distribution, which record landholding in 1641, in c.1670, and in c.1704 and the ‘1641 Depositions’, which comprise over 8,000 witness testimonies in which 959 (mostly Protestant) women told of their experiences following the outbreak of violence in October 1641. This windfall is exceptional, but the resulting data is unstructured. Innovative technologies (e.g., the Knowledge Graph) transform this unstructured data into knowledge that can be interrogated and visualised.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit the following to: caitriona.curtis@tcd.ie by 11:59pm (Irish Standard Time) Wednesday 20th September 2023.

  • Cover letter (1 A4 page) (all applicants)
  • Research statement describing their specialist knowledge of early modern women and or/early modern Ireland/history and their ability to think conceptually and organise historical data into categories, classes, and relationships. (3 A4 pages) (HISTORIAN applicants only)
  • Research statement describing how they would develop quantitative models that could be applied to early modern historical data and their ability to think conceptually and organise historical data into categories, classes, and relationships. (3 A4 pages) (SOCIAL SCIENTIST/ECONOMIC HISTORIAN applicants only)
  • Full CV (3 A4 pages) including the names of three referees who may be contacted if shortlisted.

Please Note:

  • Applicants who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the short list stage.
  • It is expected that interviews will be held online in early October 2023

Tsinghua University, TIAS Society of Fellows, Tsinghua Institue for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: December 25, 2023[]

Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences (TIAS) hosts the TIAS Society of Fellows, a postdoctoral program at Tsinghua University, China. Incorporated with the high-profile “Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program,” this program aims to attract exceptional and creative early-career scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences. Fellows are appointed for three-year terms to conduct full-time research at TIAS.

The TIAS fellows are joined by TIAS faculty members who take part in the Society as faculty fellows.  Seminars, reading groups, workshops, and lectures will be organized regularly for formal and informal discussions. TIAS supports interdisciplinary research in humanities and social sciences. Fellows in the Society engage in innovative and productive research and contribute to intellectual exchange within the university community and beyond.

TIAS recruits its post-doctoral Fellows globally and especially encourages applications from developing countries or underrepresented groups. Every year, about ten fellows are welcomed. Those recruited are expected to join TIAS in the fall semester of 2024 (usually no later than October 1). All selections are based on both external and internal reviews.

Eligibility and Requirements:

To apply for TIAS postdoctoral fellowships in Fall 2024, applicants must have received their PhD degree after 09/01/2021 and before 09/01/2024.

Fellows are required to remain in residence at Tsinghua University. They are expected to attend TIAS activities. Fellows may apply for an extension of the fellowship beyond three years if solid research progress can be demonstrated. If they wish, fellows may also participate in teaching activities.

Benefits

TIAS fellows are provided with a package of benefits that include (but not limited to):

  • An annual salary of 300,000 RMB (before tax) during the fellowship period.  
  • On-campus housing opportunities, or housing subsidies of 42,000 RMB per year.
  • Funds and allowances for attending international conferences upon application.
  • The same medical plan privileges as Tsinghua faculty.
  • Fellow’s children are offered positions at Tsinghua University’s kindergarten and primary school.
  • Opportunities to teach and attend career management workshops offered to Tsinghua faculty.

Application:

In either English or Chinese, the applicants should submit an application package (download here) which requests: 1) a cover letter; 2)an application form (which includes a curriculum vita and a statement of current and future research plans); 3) a writing sample; and 4) names and email addresses of three references. Please email all materials in PDF or Word to tiastalent@tsinghua.edu.cn.

Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by December 25, 2023.

Inquiries may be sent by email to tiastalent@tsinghua.edu.cn

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Disability Design and Technology - Deadline: December 1, 2023[]

The Critical Design Lab (https://www.mapping-access.com/) seeks applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the areas of critical disability studies of design and technology, critical access studies, and/or critical design studies. This position begins in June 2024 and continues until July 2025. The ideal candidate is an interdisciplinary scholar who uses critical disability theory to study design at any scale, including media, technology, products, architecture, and public spaces. They will have strong skills in collaborative work, written communication, and project management. Experience with research-creation, design practice, media production, and related methods is preferred but not required. Interdisciplinary candidates completing PhDs (and/or PhD specializations) in fields such as Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Digital Humanities, Design Studies, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates identifying with disability and disability communities are encouraged to apply.

This postdoctoral position is part of a collaborative project, Labs for Liberation, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Labs for Liberation brings together the Critical Design Lab with Northwestern University’s Digital Apothecary, directed by Dr. Moya Bailey. Labs for Liberation explores the laboratory form and structure as a space for integrating value-explicit research and research-creation, drawing from methods from disability culture and community organizing. Postdoctoral fellows will work collaboratively with members of both labs, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and community fellows (including artists and community organizers).

Responsibilities include:

  1. Carrying out a full-time active research program focusing primarily on critical disability studies, critical access, design, technology, research-creation, and related practices, including working on book and article manuscripts, solo publications, and/or collaborative publications with members of the Critical Design Lab.
  2. Attending regular meetings of the Critical Design Lab and Labs for Liberation project teams.
  3. Working collaboratively with Community Fellows to mentor graduate and undergraduate research on Labs for Liberation projects, including curriculum, podcasts, zines, and social media content.
  4. Helping to coordinate two summer institutes on disability and design (July 2024 and July 2025)
  5. Guest lecturing in courses related to disability studies and design

The Critical Design Lab, directed by Dr. Aimi Hamraie, uses methods from critical design and disability culture to study and practice accessibility. Members of the lab include researchers, designers, and artists whose work contributes to disability culture and community. Our work pivots around the concept of access: access is our ethic, our creative content, and our methodology. Lab projects have included participatory accessibility mapping, podcasting, art curation, collective access events, community archiving, and digital media design. Our projects have been funded by the Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the United States Artists Fellowship, the Social Science Research Council, the National Humanities Alliance, and others.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Aimi Hamraie (Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University, United States Artist Fellow, and public member of the U.S. Access Board). They will also work with Dr. Moya Bailey and the Labs for Liberation team at Northwestern University, which will also include a postdoctoral scholar and two community fellows.

The one-year postdoctoral fellowship will begin on 6/1/2024 with an end date of 8/31/2025. The position carries a salary of $66,748, office space, health insurance, and eligibility for other benefits (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/faqs/). This is a full-time position that requires a physical presence in Nashville for the term of the fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow will also have access to an additional $30,000 project budget, which reimburses allowable research expenses (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/internal/policies/research-funding-guidelines.php).

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and three references at: http://apply.interfolio.com/125959. Cover letters should include information about candidate qualifications and research interests, interest in working with the Critical Design Lab and Labs for Liberation project, future research plans, and experiences with disability culture (if any). For full consideration, applications are due December 1, 2024.

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - research fellowship in Environmental History in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2023[]

The Department of Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) invites applications for a 36-month research fellowship in Environmental History in the Medieval Islamicate Mediterranean, starting on 1 November 2023 or as soon as possible afterwards. The project is funded as part of the ERC COG project “SSE1K - Science, Society and Environmental Change in the First Millennium CE”, Grant Agreement no. 101044437, CUP: H73C22001720006, Principal Investigator Prof. Helen Foxhall Forbes.

The post-doctoral researcher will work on Environmental History in Muslim-ruled Territories around the Medieval Mediterranean (c. 650-1100 CE), ideally with a particular focus on water and landscapes. They will carry out original research into Arabic sources, such as geographical accounts and cartography, legal texts as well as scientific treatises which they will consider with reference to published archaeological evidence as well as palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental studies to analyse attitudes and activities connected to water. They will identify specific rituals, practices, and significant events and/or conflicts that relate to the history of water and environment. The researcher will be based at Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, but will work with Prof. Theresa Jäckh (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany / Deutsches Historisches Institut Rom, Italy) to make comparisons across different contexts and regions including the Islamicate West. Excellent knowledge of Arabic is required; the knowledge of other languages relevant to this area (such as Latin, Hebrew, Greek) is desirable but not essential. The motivation letter to be included with the application should contain

a) a list of the candidate’s modern and ancient language skills and

b) a proposal of the research that the candidate would aim to undertake during the research fellowship.

In addition to preparing their research for publication, the researcher will participate in the various activities of the SSE1K project, including attending team meetings and undertaking dissemination activities (conferences, seminars, workshops) on the project topics.

Further particulars are available, by clicking the 'Apply' button.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 15th September, 12.00 (CEST).

The interview will be held via Zoom on Friday 29 September 2023, 10.30 (CEST). The short-list of the candidates admitted to the interview, or any postponement, will be published on the University’s webpage on 26 September 2023 (link).

Universität Wien (AUS) - 1 Postdoc "Early Modern History" - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2023[]

The University of Vienna is hiring 1 Postdoctoral Researcher (full-time, 4 yrs) ... to join the ERC Starting Grant Project “Sustained Concerns: Administration of Mineral Resources in Central Europe, 1550-1850" (SCARCE), working at the intersection of history of science and technology, social and economic history, and environmental history.

Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

Job vacancy starting: 01/01/2024

Working hours: 40,00

Limited contract until: 48 months

Job ID: 812

The University of Vienna is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher (up to 4 years) to join the ERC Starting Grant Project “Sustained Concerns: Administration of Mineral Resources in Central Europe, 1550-1850" (SCARCE), working at the intersection of history of science and technology, social and economic history, and environmental history. SCARCE provides a critical history of today's stakeholder conflicts by showing how contradictory principles of resource management – economic development, sustainability, and technological innovation – were forged in proto-industrial settings. It explores alternative, historical ways of provisioning for communities, making them available for current debates on environmental degradation and climate emergency.

Your position:

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to be involved in an impactful international project. One of the largest research institutions in Europe, the University of Vienna offers an excellent infrastructure for humanities research as well as many opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration. You will join the History Department and collaborate closely with colleagues in History of Science. The project’s scientific advisory board includes leading scholars from Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, the University of London, and the University of Antwerp.

Candidates should propose a research project, based on their own interests and expertise, in response to one (or a combination of) SCARCE’s four research themes (https://scarce.univie.ac.at). Their proposal should reflect the regional focus on Central/East Central Europe (within European and global entanglements), have a plausible connection to mineral resources, and include ideas for a monograph or articles. SCARCE is an opportunity to work collaboratively on diverse and understudied archival materials and contribute to big debates through microhistorical research.

Your tasks:

Your main task is to carry out cutting-edge research and publish the results. Additional duties are

– to assist in research-related aspects of project coordination (e.g. run a seminar series)

– to present own research, and represent SCARCE, at international conferences;

– to organize one conference related to own research;

– to participate in project meetings and events.

Teaching is not required by contract, but can be arranged. The position offers the opportunity to gain experience in mentoring PhD students, if desired. “Habilitation” can be arranged (https://satzung.univie.ac.at/en/more-parts-of-the-statutes/habilitation/).

Your profile:

Candidates must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in history or a related field.

– They must have experience in archival research, preferably for the early modern period.

– They must have written and spoken proficiency in English (at least B2) as much of the project’s communication will likely be in English.

– They must have the ability to read research literature and period sources in German or another (East) Central European language.

– Experience in collaborative work (esp. with a coordinating role) is an advantage.

We will offer resources to improve language skills during employment.

Conditions:

– You will be employed for 40 hours/week.

– The contract will start on a mutually agreed date between 1 January and 31 October 2024.

– The contract is initially limited to 24 months but will be extended to 48 months given adequate performance.

– The annual salary before taxes is 60.926,60€, according to Collective Bargaining Agreement, Group B1 (b) (https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/salary-scheme/), which amounts to ca. 40.300€ after taxes (approximation, see https://bruttonetto.arbeiterkammer.at/); previous experience may result in a higher initial salary. Taxes include payments for health care, social insurance and pension.

– The primary work place is Vienna, when not travelling for research and conferences. Working partially from home can be discussed. We are committed to a high degree of flexibility with regard to applicants' caring responsibilities.

How to apply

Please submit your application in English or German through the University of Vienna’s recruiting portal, no later than 26 October 2023. Please include a

– cover letter

– CV (incl. list of publications)

– electronic copy of up to 2 publications or unpublished work representative of your interests and approach

– research proposal (max. 1500 words, excluding bibliography)

– electronic copy of PhD diploma or official letter with estimated award date

If you like to discuss your application, please contact the project’s PI:

Sebastian Felten

sebastian.felten@univie.ac.at

The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

Application deadline: 10/26/2023 https://jobs.univie.ac.at/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Early-Modern-History/975120201/

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow (Postdoc) in Quantitative Political Science - Deadline: 30 November. 2023[]

The School of Government at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a Research Fellow (Grade 8 Postdoc) with a strong background in quantitative methods, computational social science and/or social data science, as well as a strong substantive interest in the study of democracy, political institutions, and democratic accountability in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). This is a 3-year position. Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £61,198.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled researcher to work closely with the School of Government’s Head of School and Director of the Centre for Data Science and Social Sustainability (CDS3), Professor René Lindstädt, on various research projects in the above thematic areas.

The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to be associated with one or more of the School of Government’s research centres, such as the Centre for Data Science and Social Sustainability (CDS3), the Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability, and Representation (CEDAR), and the Centre for AI in Government (CAIG). The post holder may also benefit from association with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI (IIDSAI), which is supported by the Research Data Science Engineering service and offers access to the University’s high performance computing infrastructure (BEAR and Baskerville).

Person Specification

  • PhD (or one near to completion) in political science or cognate discipline.
  • Extensive research experience and scholarship in advanced quantitative research methods.
  • Extensive programming experience in Python and/or R.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter, detailing your research interests and motivation for applying;
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • Two representative publications or preprints;
  • Contact details for two academic referees.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor René Lindstädt, email: R.Lindstaedt@bham.ac.uk or Assistant Professor Timea Nochta, email: t.nochta@bham.ac.uk.

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) Research Fellow - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2023[]

Salary:

As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £36,024.

Contract Type:

Fixed Term contract up to September 2025

Media and Epidemics: Technologies of Science Communication and Public Health is an interdisciplinary, pan-European research project funded by CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe), which explores the role of media and technologies of communication in the making and management of epidemic outbreaks. The UK-team, led by Principal Investigator Dr Melissa Dickson, is focusing on media as well as broader literary and cultural responses to influenza pandemics of the past, and the forms of language and rhetoric deployed in negotiating a broad social contract between governments, medical professionals, and the British public. Tracking the interplay between literary and medical discourses, it will also consider the debates connecting influenza to social and cultural anxieties of each moment, such as mental illness, morality, sexual deviance, increased suicide rates and immigration. The project is seeking a fixed-term, postdoctoral researcher to be based at the University of Birmingham for 21 months, to start on 1 January 2024.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Undertake, with the support of the PI, an independent research project related to the history of influenza epidemics in Britain
  • Undertake archival research and work with the PI to combine literary and historical methods in approaching the material and reflecting on methodologies
  • Contribute a chapter to the project’s edited volume on the history of media and epidemics
  • Disseminate research findings at research seminars and conferences
  • Working primarily with the PI and the project’s artistic partners, help prepare workshops and seminars and potentially liaise with participants
  • Contribute to the administration and management of project seminars and workshops, blog posts, social media, and website

Person Specification:

  • A first degree (preferably in English Literature, History or a related area)
  • A PhD (or one near to completion) in a relevant subject area
  • A record of academic publication commensurate with career stage, supported by robust plans for present and future research
  • A research proposal that clearly relates to the Media and Epidemics project
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present research proposals and results, and to represent the research group at meetings
  • Experience conducting archival research is desirable

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Melissa Dickson, m.dickson@bham.ac.uk

University of California, Davis — Anthropology Postdoc - Applications reviewed starting March 1, 2024[]

The Integrative Anthropology Lab is looking to recruit a post-doctoral scholar to study ritual and religion among the Mentawai people (Siberut, Indonesia) with a focus on traditions that explain and deal with misfortune. This is a two-year position and partly funded by a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. Potential research topics include shamanism, witchcraft, beliefs in local spirits, healing ceremonies, hunting magic, funerals, and local models of illness. The scholar will work closely with Prof. Manvir Singh to design and conduct field studies that include both qualitative and quantitative methods. Further details about the Integrative Anthropology Lab can be found at https://www.integrativeanthro.org/.

This is a full-time position with an annual salary beginning at $64,480 plus UC Davis fringe benefits. UC Davis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2024 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible, although a spring or summer 2024 starting date is preferred.

Mandatory qualifications:

  • PhD in hand at the start of the position
  • Written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ethnographic fieldwork experience
  • Willingness to learn foreign languages (Indonesian and/or Mentawai)
  • Research experience studying religion and/or evolutionary social sciences
  • Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis

Submission requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample 1 (preferably a research article)
  • Writing sample 2 (optional)
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06264

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2024 - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2023[]

The Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge invites applications for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships in History. The deadline for applications is 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 31 October 2023. The Faculty will put forward shortlisted candidates to the Isaac Newton Trust for match funding as required by the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.

We are delighted to consider applications in all fields of history.

Potential candidates should first contact a suitable academic host from among our existing staff; if needing guidance on whom to approach, please contact the Research Director, Prof David Maxwell at djm223@cam.ac.uk. Please note that the scheme is competitive, both at the internal stage for match funding from the Isaac Newton Trust, and then in the subsequent application to the Leverhulme Trust. The Faculty will nominate a small number of successful candidates to the University’s selection process; if awarded match funds from the Isaac Newton Trust these candidates will then go on to compete at a national level in the funding competition.

The Leverhulme Trust stipulates that institutions must operate internal competitions in advance of the Leverhulme deadlines to ensure only the most appropriate applications are submitted to the Trust. The Leverhulme Trust requires candidates to secure matching funding. The internal selection process to The Isaac Newton Trust provides 50% funding of salary costs for Y1 to Y3, up to a maximum of £26k each year, plus a contribution to research expenses. To apply:

  • Prospective candidates must complete a Cover Sheet and submit this to researchgrants@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of noon on 31 October 2023.
  • Prospective candidates must also include their CV (2 A4 sides maximum), a list of publications (maximum one side of A4), a statement of your current research (maximum 250 words), and a detailed statement of your proposed research (maximum two sides of A4) as a single document in either Word or PDF.
  • Two letters of reference are needed, of which one should come from outside Cambridge. Please note that a third reference will be required for the national stage of the Leverhulme competition, but only two are required at the internal stage. Please request that your referees send their letters to researchgrants@hist.cam.ac.uk by noon on 31 October 2023.

Candidates who are successful in this internal competition for matching funds from the Isaac Newton Trust will then be asked to prepare and submit their applications to the Leverhulme Trust.

Specific guidance for the 2024 Leverhulme competition is published on the Leverhulme Trust website. For further information on eligibility and the application process, and to download the Cover Sheet, please click the 'Apply' button

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 29 Sept. 2023[]

Applications are invited for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in history, starting on 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is in connection with the research programme on economic and environmental history. The programme is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and is coordinated by Professor Paul Warde. The Fellowships are not associated with a fellowship of a Cambridge college but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend will be £35,326 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The position is pensionable. An allowance will be available towards relocation costs.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant holding the right to work in the UK. If you require a visa to work in the UK and have completed a PhD you may be eligible for the Global Talent visa. Applicants are responsible for applying for the Global Talent visa themselves. The Centre for History and Economics may be able to assist the successful candidate in obtaining a Skilled Worker visa, if required.

Further particulars are available from the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG, and on the website at https://histecon.fas.harvard.edu/ehc/. The applicants are asked to complete an online application form and submit through the application portal with a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests (up to 1000 words). They should also nominate two referees through the online referee nomination portal. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that referees submit letters of recommendation by the closing date of the competition.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is 23.59 BST on Friday 29 September 2023.Interviews are expected to take place by Zoom in early December 2023

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Christs College, Junior Research Fellowship 2024 - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2024[]

  • Stipendiary – 4 years fixed term
  • Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship (four-year fixed term) in specified areas of Arts; Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from no later than 1 October 2024 and non-renewable.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career, who has completed, or expects to complete, their PhD Degree after 1st January 2023 and, in this case, is restricted to applications in one of more of the following subject areas:  Classics; Education; History (limited to the History of Political Thought); History of Art; History and Philosophy of Science; Politics and International Studies; Theology.
  • The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £27,396 (with a PhD) and £23,149 (without a PhD) and the successful candidate will be afforded the full privileges of a Fellow of the College.
  • Applications must be submitted on-line via the Christ’s College website www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 19th October 2023.  Reports from two referees must also be received by the same deadline for the application to be eligible.  Interviews are expected to be on or around Wednesday 10th January 2024.  Further details of the Fellowship competition are provided on the website (www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf).
  • A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.
  • The College also welcomes applicants from those who already have post-doctoral support.  For further details see www.christs.cam.ac.uk/vacancies.

University of Cambridge, Churchill College (UK:Eng), Junior Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2023[]

NB: Oxbridge Junior Research Fellowships are offered at salaries significantly below the standard rate in the UK and below the ‘survivability’ rate for expensive cities. In some cases this is balanced by significant other benefits (e.g. free accommodation). Please enquire as these are not always clearly listed in the advertising materials.

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship in certain areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences. This will normally be tenable for three years from 1st October 2024.

Churchill College includes a significant community of postdocs – around 60 in all, including Junior Research Fellows, Teaching By-Fellows, and Postdoctoral By-Fellows. They are all full members of the Senior Common Room with generous dining rights, access to sports and music facilities, and varied opportunities for participation in the academic and social life of the College. The Junior Research Fellow will receive a salary of £27,181 p.a. (£24,533 p.a., if pre-PhD submission) and in addition dining and accommodation entitlements are attached to the position (see further particulars). Research expenses can also be claimed up to £1000 p.a. The position involves no formal teaching requirement, although it is hoped that appointees will participate in mentoring postgraduate students or contribute to the College’s academic mission in other ways. Opportunities for undergraduate teaching may be available in some subjects. The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year.

The Fellowship is open to graduates 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. Appointments will be made on the basis of academic distinction and potential contribution to the academic community at Churchill College. The Fellowship is intended to be an early (first or second) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career. Candidates are advised that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Churchill College, Clare College, Fitzwilliam College, Robinson College, and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships, with a total of ten Fellowships offered for 2024.

Full information regarding all the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 2nd October 2023: click the 'Apply' button above.

All applications to be submitted online by Monday 6th November 2023.

Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant field. Competition is likely to be intense; in 2022 almost 1000 applications were received.

University of Cambridge, Churchill College (UK:Eng), Rubinoff Junior Research Fellowship in Art as a Source of Knowledge - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2023[]

NB: Oxbridge Junior Research Fellowships are offered at salaries significantly below the standard rate in the UK and below the ‘survivability’ rate for expensive cities. In some cases this is balanced by significant other benefits (e.g. free accommodation). Please enquire as these are not always clearly listed in the advertising materials.

Applications are invited for a Jeffrey Rubinoff Junior Research Fellowship in Art as a Source of Knowledge with a focus on the visual arts. This will normally be tenable for four years from 1st October 2024.

Churchill College includes a significant community of postdocs – around 60 in all, including Junior Research Fellows, Teaching By-Fellows, and Postdoctoral By-Fellows. They are all full members of the Senior Common Room with generous dining rights, access to sports and music facilities, and varied opportunities for participation in the academic and social life of the College. The Junior Research Fellow will receive a salary of £27,181 p.a. ( £24,533 p.a., if pre-PhD submission) and in addition dining and accommodation entitlements are attached to the position (see further particulars). Research expenses can also be claimed up to £1000 p.a. The position involves no formal teaching requirement, although it is hoped that appointees will participate in mentoring postgraduate students or contribute to the College’s academic mission in other ways. Opportunities for undergraduate teaching may be available in some subjects. The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year.

The Fellowship is open to graduates 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. Appointments will be made on the basis of academic distinction and potential contribution to the academic community at Churchill College. The Fellowship is intended to be an early (first or second) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career. Candidates are advised that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Churchill College, Clare College, Fitzwilliam College, Robinson College, and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships, with a total of ten Fellowships offered for 2024.

Full information regarding all the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 2nd October 2023: click the 'Apply' button above.

All applications to be submitted online by Monday 6th November 2023

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Emmanuel College, Research Fellowships 2024 - Deadline: 29 Sept. 2023[]

  • The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject; all three Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2024.
  • Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. These Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers: eligibility for the competition will normally be restricted to Ph.D. candidates who are in the latter stages of their research and close to submission, or post-doctoral researchers who submitted their Ph.D. thesis on or after 1st October, 2022.
  • The current stipends are £36,519 for post-doctoral Research Fellows and £34,861 for pre-doctoral Research Fellows. Pre-doctoral Research Fellows will be responsible for any University fee they incur up to the level of a UK post-graduate student; the College will contribute the difference if a higher fee is applicable. Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week.
  • The online application process will be available from 21 August, 2023.
  • Fully completed applications must be submitted online by 5pm on Friday 29 September, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.
  • Candidates must also ensure that the two nominated referees have submitted their references online by no later than 5 pm (GMT) on Thursday 5 October, 2023. Any late references will NOT be accepted after this date.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Gonville & Caius College Research Fellowships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2023[]

Gonville & Caius College intends to elect two Research Fellows in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in 2024. Candidates should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who will either be in their final year of doctoral research or not more advanced than one year since the first submission of their PhD. Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals with an exceptionally strong academic record who have produced innovative doctoral research in any branch of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2024. Research Fellows have the full entitlement of Fellows; they are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.

A Research Fellowship at Caius is compatible with a simultaneous appointment to a salaried post-doctoral position in a Cambridge Department or Faculty. Such a person appointed to a Research Fellowship would be entitled to all the benefits of a Research Fellow other than stipend. If the post-doctoral position comes to an end before the end of the four-year Fellowship, the College’s usual stipend will apply for the remainder of the time.

The current stipend offered is either (a) £25,964, rising by three annual increments to £28,884 if living in College accommodation as a single person, which is free, or in College couples’ or family accommodation, if available, which is subsidised, or (b) £29,161 rising by 3 annual increments to £32,081 if not living in College accommodation. All stipends are subject to an annual cost of living review each October. Other benefits include 10 free meals per week and certain research expenses may be reimbursed. There are also opportunities for College teaching (up to six hours per week), which attracts extra payment.

Candidates must submit written work for assessment amounting to a minimum of 20,000 words at the same time as their application. Apart from quotations, the work must be in English. If a complete PhD and/or published work is submitted, the applicant should indicate which parts are the most important. A maximum of 30,000 words will be assessed.

Applications open on Friday 1 September 2023 and must be completed by Monday 2 October 2023. Shortlisting will take place on Monday 8 January 2024. Those selected will be invited for interview on Friday 12 January 2024, so candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview on that day, if required. Offers will be made shortly after the interviews and must be accepted by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 17 January 2024 at the latest.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and actively supports equality, diversity, and inclusion, and encourages applications from all sections of society. Elections to Research Fellowships are made purely on the basis of intellectual and academic attainment and promise.

There are 31 Colleges within the University of Cambridge. Each is an independent institution and elects its own Fellows.

Please note that the College also intends to elect two Research Fellows in Sciences in 2024; details regarding this are also on the College webs

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Kings College, Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the History and Culture of the Countries of the Silk Roads - Deadline: 18 Sept. 2023[]

Through a generous donation, King’s College Cambridge is able to invite applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a substantial research project on some aspect of the Silk Road countries, societies, and cultures of Asia from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as their relationships with China in the East and Europe in the West. The research project can be situated in any discipline or interdisciplinary position and can address any aspect of the movement of materials, knowledge, cultural practices and technologies between China and the Mediterranean or any sub-region between the two at any period up to the present day.

This Research Fellowship is part of a broader programme, which includes lectures, seminars and conferences, as well as graduate scholarships and further Research Fellowships. As well as pursuing their own research project, the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in developing the programme and in organizing academic activity concerned with the countries of the Silk Road outside of their own specific project.

The ideal candidate for this Research Fellowship will have a strong background in a relevant discipline and be completing or have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of the Silk Roads specifically, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications how their plans for their future work relates to the work that they have already done.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community.


A Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4-years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, but must not have undertaken more than 3-years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2024 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2021).

The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 a.m. on Monday 18 September 2023. Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King's College website: https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Magdalene College, 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 29 Sept. 2023[]

pplications are invited for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in history, starting on 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post is in connection with the research programme on economic and environmental history. The programme is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and is coordinated by Professor Paul Warde. The Fellowships are not associated with a fellowship of a Cambridge college but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend will be £35,326 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The position is pensionable. An allowance will be available towards relocation costs.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant holding the right to work in the UK. If you require a visa to work in the UK and have completed a PhD you may be eligible for the Global Talent visa. Applicants are responsible for applying for the Global Talent visa themselves. The Centre for History and Economics may be able to assist the successful candidate in obtaining a Skilled Worker visa, if required.

Further particulars are available from the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG, and on the website at https://histecon.fas.harvard.edu/ehc/  The applicants are asked to complete an online application form and submit through the application portal with a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests (up to 1000 words). They should also nominate two referees through the online referee nomination portal. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that referees submit letters of recommendation by the closing date of the competition.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is 23.59 BST on Friday 29 September 2023. Interviews are expected to take place by Zoom in early December 2023

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Newnham College, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowships - Deadline: 29 Sept. 2023[]

  • Newnham College, Cambridge invites applications from women graduates of any university for a Research Fellowship in subjects falling within the general field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2024 and is not renewable or extendable.
  • The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship is a stipendiary or non-stipendiary research fellowship, open to graduates working in a field covered by one of the following Faculties of the University of Cambridge: Classics, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, Modern and Medieval Languages (including Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), Music, Philosophy. Further information about these Faculties may be obtained from the University of Cambridge’s website: www.cam.ac.uk. Newnham research students in the whole field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences may apply, regardless of the subject listing. Applications are particularly welcomed from those who identify as being from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic groups.
  • Stipend (for 2023/24): £36,024 (post-PhD) £32,332 (pre-PhD).
  • Candidates are advised that a Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career. Applicants are expected to be either a graduate student, whose doctoral degree is complete or very near completion, or a post-doctoral researcher who has recently completed their PhD Degree.
  • Application information may be obtained from the College’s website: www.newn.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships and applications must be submitted on-line via the Application Information document to be found there.
  • This advertisement complies with legislation on sex discrimination, relying on the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 22, and Article 3 of the College Charter. Newnham College admits only those who are formally recognised as female and are identified as such on a current passport, driving licence, birth certificate or gender recognition certificate. This means women graduates, including transwomen graduates, and Assigned Female At Birth non-binary graduates are eligible to apply for Newnham's Research Fellowships.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng), Pembroke College - Mark Kaplanoff Research Fellowship in History - Deadline: 24 Nov. 2023[]

Pembroke College hopes to elect to the following Fellowship starting from 1st October 2024: THE MARK KAPLANOFF RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for four years. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The holder will be expected to conduct research in any aspect of history, to share the direction of studies in the subject, and to do a limited amount of teaching in the general papers on historical argument, practice, and thinking. The permission of the Governing Body would be required to undertake other paid work. The stipend will be at least £33,462 per annum and is reviewed annually. Applications, which are due by 24th November 2023, should be made online at app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/kaplanoff.aspx where further particulars are available.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Sidney Sussex College - Stipendiary and Non Stipendiary Research Fellowships - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2023[]

The College wishes to make an election to a Research Fellowship, tenable for three years and not renewable, to commence on 1 September 2024.   The Fellowship is intended for researchers in the following Arts and Humanities: Architecture; History of Art; Classics; Divinity; English; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music and Philosophy.

The successful candidate is expected to be either a graduate student, who is expecting to submit their PhD thesis (or equivalent) no later than June 2024, or post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD within the last three years.  

Privileges of Fellowship

Research Fellows are entitled to Fellows’ dining and other privileges, including membership of the College’s Governing Body.  

Single rent-free residential accommodation is usually offered which is subject to a service charge of (currently) £105 per month.  

For a Fellow not able to take advantage of the single rent-free accommodation, there is a non-pensionable annual living out allowance of £5,466. Research Fellows who do not live in College will be provided with an office.  

Research grants of up to £1,260 per year are available to cover research expenses, and there is an additional entertainment allowance of up to £430 per year.  

Research Fellows who are keen to acquire teaching experience within the University will be supported to do so, with priority being given to undergraduate supervisions for the College, remunerated at the standard University rate. Teaching may not exceed four hours per week (up to 80 hours over the academic year).  

Stipend

The starting stipend will be spine point 29 on the Cambridge University Pay Scale which currently equates to £25,742. There will be an increase of one spine point in each of the second and third year. If the Fellow does not hold a PhD, the stipend until the PhD is submitted, will be spine point 23 which currently equates to £22,681 per year. The stipend is pensionable in the USS Pension Scheme.  

Application process

All applications, including references, must be made using the online application form on the College website by clicking the apply button above.

The closing date is Wednesday 8 November 2023 for the receipt of the online application and Friday 10 November 2023 for two supporting references. The latter must also be submitted using the online form.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both referees submit the form prior to the deadline.  

Further details

The stipend, charges and allowances quoted are for 2023-24 and are reviewed annually.  

If the successful candidate does not already have the right to work in the UK, the College may be able to sponsor them under the Skilled Worker Visa route. This will be subject to consideration of individual circumstances and details will be discussed at the offer stage.

All enquiries should be directed to the Research Fellowship Secretary and sent to the Research Fellowship Competition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge CB2 3HU or by e-mail to research.fellowships@sid.cam.ac.uk.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - St John's College, Research Fellowships - Deadline: 14 September 2023[]

St John’s College invites applications for up to four Research Fellowships, tenable for up to four years from 1stOctober 2024. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. For details please see app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/sjcrf Applications must be submitted online and received by 16:00 BST on Thursday 14th September 2023.

University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall (UK:Eng), Early Career Research Fellowship 2024 - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2023[]

NB: Oxbridge Junior Research Fellowships are offered at salaries significantly below the standard rate in the UK and below the ‘survivability’ rate for expensive cities. In some cases this is balanced by significant other benefits (e.g. free accommodation). Please enquire as these are not always clearly listed in the advertising materials.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in the following Arts subjects – Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic; Architecture; Classical Literature and Linguistics; English; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages (MML); Music – which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2024. 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, but as trustees should attend meetings of the College’s Governing Body.

The pensionable stipend of post-PhD Research Fellows is currently £27,181 (pre-PhD £24,248).

Trinity Hall operates a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships with a number of other Cambridge colleges, and applications will be considered by all participating colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subjects. Candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense with many hundreds of applications received each year.

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

University College Dublin (IRL) -Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2023[]

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD  School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore.

Applications are invited for the above post of postdoctoral researcher in the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Fangzhe Qiu (Principal Investigator) on the research project ‘Fluid texts and scholars’ digests: (re)production of law in medieval Ireland (FLEXI)’ (2023-2028).

About the project:

FLEXI is funded by the ERC Starting Grant. This project examines the four sets of late medieval Irish legal florilegia called ‘digests’, and aims to find out how law texts were (re)produced, studied, and transmitted in medieval Ireland. FLEXI traces and measures the sources used in these digests quantitatively, using linked data model and network analysis to reveal their text reuse patterns. It also looks for possible influences from other legal traditions on the compilatory principles of the digests, and tests and develops software for automated detection of parallel texts (text reuse) for early Irish texts.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Translating and analysing the ‘digests’ texts
  • Examing the texts for their legal contents and compilatory principles
  • Helping to design the linked database and network visualisation
  • Organising workshops and conferences
  • Producing research outputs such as publications, presentations and talks.

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Post Doc Level 1 Salary: €42,033 - €48,427 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd Of October 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website by clicking 'Apply' above.

University of Connecticut (USA:CT), Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate - Deadline: September 5, 2023[]

  • Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of October 2023. The Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate contributes leadership, project management, and research expertise to the Sourcery project (sourceryapp.org), an open-source web application that provides improved access to remote archival documents. The Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate will lead end-user outreach efforts and work closely with the design and development team to plan and implement new technical features. The ideal candidate will bring one or a combination of the following to the position: experience in the production of digital scholarship and/or online publishing; knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in archival science, data management, access, and preservation; knowledge of web and interactive design; and/or other functional areas of the candidate’s expertise.   As an innovative research unit located within the UConn Library, Greenhouse Studios also provides opportunities for research associates to interact with cross-disciplinary partners while exploring new methods for research, experimentation, collaboration, and publication of information. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, the School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. The appointment term of the position is one year with a possible renewal depending on future grant funding.  This position is a full-time, one-year, end-dated position with the possibility for a second-year renewal. The position is based in Storrs.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497774 to upload a detailed resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.   

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Deadline: 8 Dec. 2023[]

Full-time, Fixed term (34 months), 35 hours per week

From 1 March 2024 to 31 December 2026

We are looking for a postdoctoral research assistant to work on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Beyond Borders: The Second World War, National Identities and Empire in the UK’.

The Opportunity:

You will join a team working on the AHRC funded project, ‘Beyond Borders: The Second World War, National Identities and Empire in the UK’, led by Dr Wendy Ugolini, University of Edinburgh (PI), Professor Martin Johnes, Swansea University (CI) and Nadine Wright (Imperial War Museum). Through extensive oral history and life writing archival fieldwork, this project will provide a significant intervention in Second World War historiography. It will produce a monograph (co-authored by the PI, CI and two postdoctoral research assistants) and a directory of UK oral history datasets which will be made searchable online for use by future scholars, archivists, and researchers. In conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, the project will also produce new resources for schools. The project is the first comparative study to integrate England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their wartime relationships to Britishness and the British Empire into a single frame.  It will critically reassess how the peoples of the UK conceptualised their national identity in wartime, whether as imperial, multinational or singular, and the extent to which this shifted as they moved across the Empire at war.

This post will be based in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The central duties will be conducting research in archives and oral history collections primarily in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England, and co-writing a monograph and journal article.

An outline of the project can be found here: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FY002636%2F1

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • a completed PhD or equivalent in History (or a cognate discipline) which demonstrates an area of research expertise pertinent to this project, for example: oral history, life-writing, Second World War histories, identity studies.
  • Evidence of active engagement, personal role, and contribution to writing and publishing research papers, particularly for refereed journals.
  • Ability to demonstrate significant independence of focus and direction in research – determining ‘what, why, when and with whom’ to progress work.
  • Experience of creating and working with a lightweight database and inputting project data onto related spreadsheet.
  • A commitment to continuous personal development

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Children of War) - Deadline: 23 Nov. 2023[]

These Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded posts are available from 8 January 2024 for 24 months to support the work of Professor Stacey Hynd.

The post

Successful applicants will form part of an international team of researchers working on the AHRC Standard Grant ‘Children of War: Evolving Local and Global Understandings of Child Soldiering in African Conflicts, c.1940-2000’. This project will deliver the first historical analysis of patterns of child soldiering in warfare in Africa, and also of humanitarian responses to children’s involvement in conflict. One post will support the research on Francophone case studies, with an intended focus on Rwanda/Democratic Republic of the Congo. The other will support research on Lusophone case studies, with an intended focus on Angola.

These roles may offer the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post will include:

  • Working as part of a research team to develop the project aims and activities.
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary literature reviews in French or Portuguese.
  • Conducting archival research and oral interviews, including in African case study countries.
  • Writing academic and impact outputs, including both co- and single-authored articles.
  • Development of impact and public engagement activities, including project website and social media.

You will:

  • Possess a relevant PhD (or be near completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in African history or a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • Be able to undertake research in French or Portuguese. Knowledge of relevant African languages is also strongly desirable.
  • Be able to undertake overseas research with travel for archival research and oral interviews.
  • Have experience of conducting and analysing oral history interviews, including undertaking the appropriate ethics approvals.
  • Have experience of conducting and analysing archival research, in African and/or international archives.
  • Have knowledge of historical or interdisciplinary studies on children and/or youth in Africa, with knowledge of children and/or youth in armed conflict or humanitarian emergencies strongly desirable.
  • Ideally have experience of, or interest in, developing impact and public engagement around advocacy for children and youth.
  • Be able to write up and publish academic research, both individually and collaboratively.

These positions are developmental for early career scholars, with mentoring and training to support the development of digital, impact and communications skills.

Applications are particularly encouraged from scholars from the African continent and global South, and those of African or Global Majority descent.

Further information

Please contact Professor Stacey Hynd, s.hynd@exeter.ac.uk.

University of Helsinki (FIN) - Postdoctoral Researcher, History / Social Sciences - Deadline: 18 Sept. 2023[]

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (History / Social sciences) to fixed-term employment from November 15, 2023, to May 15, 2026. The position is in the Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies.

The postdoctoral researcher will be employed for 30 months to conduct independent research within the Finnish Research Council -funded project ’Gatekeeping the Nation: Deportation at Finnish Borderscapes from the Cold War to Europeanization’. Led by Senior Researcher, Dr Miika Tervonen, GATE undertakes the first systematic long-term analysis of modern Finnish deportation policy. The project examines previously unused archival sources, interviews, and administrative data to analyse changing laws, practices, and actors including deportable migrants themselves – involved in the forced removals, from the Cold War to present-day Europeanized borderscapes.

The appointee will be a member of a four-person project team, as well as take part in teaching and other activities within the multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence Law, Identity and The European Narratives (EuroStorie, 2018-2025), situated at the Centre for European Studies.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute to at least two of the following three work packages:

  1. Investigating changing practices of removal, with the aim of understanding the shifting architecture, processes, and outcomes of deportation policy.
  2. Examining foreign policy dimensions of gatekeeping, with the aim to understand the changing role of international processes, actors, and frameworks (e.g. readmission agreements, Common European Asylum System, New Pact on Migration and Asylum) in Finnish deportation policy.
  3. Investigating migrant perspectives: through interviews and ‘counter-reading’ of administrative sources, the aim is to examine the agency, experiences and ‘tactics of everyday life’ and remigrations of persons targeted with deportation orders.

The postdoctoral researcher’s individual project will be shaped according to their interests and experience but should contribute to the project’s overall scope. The appointee should have expertise in historical and/or social science research on migration, borders, refugeedom, and/or deportation. The appointee takes part in cooperative data collecting and analysis and development of the project and publish both their own and jointly written contributions.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The appointee must have a relevant doctoral degree (or be close to thesis defence date) and have a publication record that shows independent research and writing skills and ability to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. Excellent command of Finnish and English languages is necessary due to available source materials. Skills in other languages will be considered as assets. Expertise on migration-, border-, refugee- and deportation studies, postcolonialism and critical race theory will be considered as assets. In terms of research skills, experience in the following will be considered as assets: cooperating and co-writing in an interdisciplinary research team; conducting research interviews; interacting with persons in vulnerable situations; combining historical and social science research; and using qualitative analysis software (e.g. Atlas.ti). The task requires good team working skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a research group.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply now” below. Applicants who are currently employed by the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP Fiori portal at https://msap.sap.helsinki.fi. The University of Helsinki welcomes applications from representatives of different genders, language and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English or Finnish as a single PDF file titled “lastname_firstname_GATE”:

  1. A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  2. A brief application letter describing the applicant’s motivation toward the position, including a statement of how the applicant would contribute to the project and a depiction of particular phenomena or interests they would like to pursue in their research (max. 1,500 words)
  3. A numbered list of publications with three key publications highlighted in bold.

Detailed information on the CV and list of publications can be obtained online.

The deadline for applications is 18 September 2023. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview, which will take place late September / October. The successful candidate would be expected to start on 15 November 2023, or as soon thereafter as possible.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For any questions and further information, please contact project leader Dr Miika Tervonen (miika.tervonen(at)helsinki.fi). For more information on the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Jenni Syväoja (hr-humtdk(at)helsinki.fi).

University of Hong Kong, Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital History - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2024[]

Work type: Full-time

Department: School of Humanities (05200)

The School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital History (Ref.: 522955), to commence on or before August 1, 2024. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for extension for an additional year.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. While the position is open to all geographical and thematic areas of history, preference will be given to those with proficiency in one or more of the following: literary Sinitic (classical Chinese), machine learning, network analysis, and graph databases.

The successful applicant will join Dr. Javier Cha’s research group, the Big Data Studies Lab (BDSL, https://bigdatastudies.net/) and participate in his Medieval Yangban Project (https://github.com/javiercha/medieval_yangban). The Post-doctoral Fellow is expected to actively contribute to BDSL’s regular lab meetings and teach one course per year in either History or in the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies programme during the term of their appointment. English is the language of instruction at the University. Questions regarding the duties of the position should be directed to Dr. Javier Cha (javiercha@hku.hk).

The University offers a highly competitive salary package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include annual leave and medical coverage. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, and a research proposal on a digital history topic (not exceeding three pages). Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for two references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

University of Maryland, College Park (USA:MD) - The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Deadline: not stated[]

The Department of History at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) invites applications for the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). We seek an active scholar with the potential to conduct cutting-edge research and innovative teaching interests in the area(s) listed below that are the top hiring priorities of the Department.

  • Global Middle Ages, with a preference for specialists in the period before 1100CE
  • Modern France & the World (19th and 20th centuries)
  • Modern Germany & the World (19th and 20th centuries)
  • Early Modern Islamicate Societies / Muslim Empires
  • Latinx history
  • Modern Brazil (19th and 20th centuries)
  • History of Technology outside North America or Europe, any period after 1000 CE

The purpose of the PPFP Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in academia. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the professoriate. Upon successful completion of the PPFP Program and review, the Fellowship may convert to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

The successful Fellow will be appointed for a one-year 12-month term beginning July 1, 2024, with the expectation of renewal for a second one-year term contingent on review. The Fellow will receive a starting salary of $60,000 and $10,000 for research. In addition, the Fellow will be eligible to participate in the University's benefit programs to include retirement and health insurance. Fellows will have access to office space with computer, library access, and other privileges at the University. During the term of appointment, the Fellow will be expected to focus primarily on research. In addition, the Fellow will teach one course (one semester only) per year.

Highly experienced research and teaching mentors will meet with the Fellow regularly to provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic research career, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical presentation skills. The Fellow will also participate in professional development opportunities developed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Selected candidates will be invited to apply to the University’s PPFP program on the basis of scholarly promise and the potential to contribute to the diversity of the UMCP community. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences (July 1, 2024).

Applications for PPFP must be submitted via the online application portal by November 1, but interested candidates should submit the following documents to the Department Coordinator Gail Russell at gruss@umd.edu not later than October 1 so that the Department can identify a suitable mentor for them:

Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages) Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity efforts and the mission of UMCP, and why you should be selected for this opportunity (1-3 pages) Teaching Statement (1-2 pages) Please direct any further questions to Gail Russell at gruss@umd.edu

University of Michigan (USA:MI) - Ann Arbor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 31 March 2024[]

The Project: Dr. Sara McClelland (Psychology & Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to assist in developing data collection and analysis for a multi-site, mixed methods project dedicated to understanding Americans’ abortion attitudes. The full-time position can be in residence at the University of Michigan, hybrid, or remote with a salary range of $70,000 to $75,000. This project aims to contribute to several key areas, including: (1) stereotypes and their influence on measurement; (2) effective measurement of individuals’ attitudes towards marginalized groups; and (3) the scientific study of abortion attitudes.

Specific Duties and Areas of Responsibility: Under the supervision of Dr. McClelland, the postdoc will assume mentored responsibility for advancing several studies within the larger project. The bulk of responsibilities will focus on analyzing quantitative (survey and experimental) data, writing manuscripts, and submitting these for publication. The fellow will also be responsible for supervising students, trainees, and volunteers who contribute to these efforts. Additionally, they will assist with setting up data collection systems, assist with project organization, contribute to grant reporting, and collaborate with other team members.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field relevant to this project (e.g., psychology, medical sociology, medical anthropology, social work, public health). Other desirable qualifications include:

  • Record of scholarly publication, including first-authored journal articles
  • Expertise in research design, survey data analysis
  • Experience analyzing qualitative (interview) data
  • Prior supervision of research team and/or coordination of research activities
  • Current knowledge of issues related to reproductive justice and abortion

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree by September 1, 2024 are eligible to apply. Those holding professional terminal degrees such as a J.D. or M.P.H. are not eligible.

To Apply: Please put the following into one pdf: a detailed cover letter, CV, writing sample, and names of three references. Submit this pdf through the University of Michigan online job portal at (www.umjobs.org), keyword/job ID: 245638.

Deadline: Application deadline is March 31, 2024. Review of applications will begin in March 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Start date: Sept. 1, 202

Salary: $70,000-$75,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits. Information about available benefits can be found here.

Other Information: This position is dependent on funding. The research fellow position will be hired on an annual basis with renewal depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance. For additional information regarding the PI, associated research, and larger project, see Dr. McClelland’s research website and faculty profile.

The fellowship is housed in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). Founded in 1995, IRWG promotes faculty research on women, gender, and sexuality and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and applications from all are especially welcome. Trans and cisgender women and men, gender non- conforming people, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Michigan (USA:MI) - Ann Arbor, Rackham Graduate School, Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2023[]

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2021, and August 26, 2024. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Applicants from the following disciplines will not be considered: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, English, Epidemiology, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, Public Policy and Sociology.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty. Final selections will be made in February 2024. The annual stipend will be $63,000.

The online application is available at: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu

Application Deadline:  September 14, 2023

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University of Missouri - Columbia (USA:MS) - Post-Doctoral Fellow African American and/or Latinx History - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2023[]

The Department of History at the University of Missouri is seeking applications from scholars of African American and/or Latinx history with a focus on women's and/or gender history for the University of Missouri's Preparing Future Faculty for Inclusive Excellence (PFFIE) Postdoctoral Program.

The Preparing Future Faculty for Inclusive Excellence (PFFIE) Postdoctoral Program is designed to develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri or elsewhere, and support their contributions for promoting inclusive research and teaching environments. Applicants should articulate how their experiences and skills prepare them to contribute to the inclusive excellence of research and teaching environments at Mizzou. Postdoctoral positions are typically for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities. The stipend is a minimum of $60,000 per year plus University benefits and a minimum $2,000 in professional development funds. Some disciplines may provide additional salary commensurate with standards in their field of study. To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral degree, or expect to complete their degree no later than July 1, 2024.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM (Central time), November 1, 2023. (The deadline for recommenders to submit letters of reference is November 4, 2023.)

To visit the 2024 PFFIE application page where you can create an account and start the application process, please see: https://applygrad.missouri.edu/portal/postdoc

We are using the University of Missouri Graduate School’s application system, and you will see the name of the graduate school and its logo. Please rest assured that you are applying for the PFFIE postdoctoral program.

A completed application includes:

  • CV
  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Statement of goals for postdoctoral position
  • Statement of experience & expertise
  • One-page abstract of doctoral dissertation
  • Writing sample (up to 40 pages in length)
  • 3 letters of reference

To read more about the University of Missouri’s PFFIE program please visit:  https://gradschool.missouri.edu/postdoctoral-education/pffie

To check out the PFFIE FAQ page visit: https://gradschool.missouri.edu/postdoctoral-education/pffie-faq

Questions about the program and application process may be directed to Dr. Valli Sarveswaran (Director of Postdoctoral Education) at postdoc@missouri.edu.

University of Oxford, Magdalen College (UK:Eng) - Fellowship by Examination (JRF) 2023-2024 - Deadline: 12 Oct. 2023[]

The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)) in 2024. The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their research.

Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £26,131 per annum, subject to an annual cost of living award. In addition, partnered accommodation will be provided in College free of charge (tax liabilities will apply) or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £16,560 per annum. During the first two years of appointment, the Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College and for all three years of appointment is entitled to free lunches and dinners in College and a research allowance. Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and their research base must be in Oxford. Fellows by Examination can benefit from flexible working conditions.

Applications are encouraged from candidates from all countries and all universities. Applications are particularly welcome from women and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  Applications for this year's competition will be considered in all academic subjects except the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, History (including Medieval History 370AD - 1400AD, History, Early Modern 1400AD - 1800AD and History, Modern, post 1800AD), Linguistics & Philology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Music.

The main duty of a Fellow by Examination (JRF) is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination.  The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality programme of original research; publicise the outcomes of that research through presentation of papers and publications; and engage in the life and activities of the College.  The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College’s own teaching needs

Skills and experience required: research experience at doctoral level in an academic subject. Candidates should be able to manage their own independent research and should have excellent communication skills

The closing date is 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday, 12 October 2023, and applications must be completed  at or before that time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

University of Oxford, Merton College (UK:Eng) - Fellowships for Early Career Researchers / Career Development Fellowships 2024 - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2023[]

Fellowships for Early Career Researchers / Career Development Fellowships 2024 in the following fields: Humanities & Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, History Sciences: Mathematics, Computer Science   

Merton College proposes to appoint up to three three-year, fixed-term Early Career Researchers from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Two will be in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History; one in Mathematics or Computer Science. The posts are available to early career researchers and are intended to provide opportunities for the successful applicants to establish a research profile and to help prepare postholders for academic careers.

The Early Career Researchers are expected to undertake a high-quality programme of original research in one of the subjects specified above, to publicise outcomes and to engage in the academic life of the College. They may also undertake a limited amount of teaching.  

Candidates should hold a recently completed doctorate or be close to completion of a doctorate and will have submitted their thesis no later than 3 months before the start date. Those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 1 October 2022 are not eligible, unless they have had a career break or if there are other exceptional circumstances. Those whose doctorate interrupted their professional training, should have completed their professional training since 1 October 2022.

Candidates must also have research expertise in their chosen field commensurate with the candidate’s career as demonstrated by a recently completed (or close to being completed) doctoral thesis, published or forthcoming books or articles in refereed journals (as relevant to the candidate’s field), or evidence of such future achievement. Evidence of active participation in the successful dissemination of research findings and a coherent plan of research for the duration of the appointment, and which is expected to make a valuable contribution to the candidate’s field, is also required.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details of eligibility criteria, how to apply and allowances associated with the Fellowships.  These are available by clicking the 'Apply' button above. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 10 November 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in February 2023. Rejection received Feb 22, 2024.

University of Pennsylvania, Wolf Humanities Center - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2024–2025 - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2023[]

The Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania 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 Wolf Humanities Center is keen to support projects that contribute to the dismantling of all forms of racial, gender, and other discrimination as they exist 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.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2024–2025 academic year, our topic will be KEYWORDS.

The 2024–2025 Fellowship appointment is twelve months (July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025) and carries a stipend of $65,000 plus a $3000 research fund and discounted single-coverage health insurance.

  • The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).
  • Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between May 1, 2019 and June 30, 2024 are eligible to apply.
  • The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility requirements. International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). Scholars seeking to hold an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at Penn are ineligible (no exceptions can be made). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to revoke the offer if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.
  • Finalists who have not completed all requirements for the PhD by April 30, 2024 must submit a letter from their Department Chair certifying that they will have the PhD in hand by June 30, 2023 of that year. Failure to meet this deadline will result in offers being withdrawn.
  • Fellows are required to be in residence for the term of the fellowship.
  • During their appointment, Fellows are required to teach one course rostered in one or more of the humanities departments or programs in Penn's School of Arts & Sciences (not the Wolf Humanities Center), and must also participate in the Center's weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:30), presenting their research at one of those seminars. Fellows also collaborate on the planning of a symposium on the topic, participate in professional development workshops, and are appointed a faculty mentor.

University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - Post-doctoral Research Fellow – AR2820NB - SHORT Deadline: 28 Jul. 2023[]

[20 Sept.] NB this post has been readvertised with a new deadline of 9 Oct.

Applications are sought for a committed Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Laura Moretti, current Head of the School of Art History.  

We are seeking a reliable, flexible, and creative colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and the ability to work in a team. The primary duties will be to assist and collaborate with Professor Moretti in her research and possibly undertake some teaching on her behalf at sub-Honours and Honours level, either independently or with other members of staff if required. Research activities might include editorial work, assistance with grant applications, and participation in networking initiatives with national and international institutions.  

The successful applicant will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in Art or Architectural History or cognate discipline with expertise in the early modern period. Working proficiency in Italian is required. You will be encouraged to carry out research of your own and to actively contribute to funding seeking and networking activities. You will be mentored and your career development progression will be prioritised during the period of appointment.  

The post is available for 18 months, starting 1st September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

·         Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays

·         Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions

·         A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies

·         Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services

·         Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel

·         Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives  

Further details and informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Laura Moretti; email: lm93@st-andrews.ac.uk.   

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.    

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/

Closing Date: 28 July 2023                               

Please quote ref: AR2820NB

Further Particulars: AR2820NB FPs.doc

Salary: £37,099 per annum

Start Date: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration of Post: Fixed term of 18 months

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) Research Fellow - AR2887NB - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2023[]

Start Date: 1 February 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter*

Duration of Post: Fixed term for 24 months*

Applications are sought for a committed and ambitious Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Tom Dawson and the SCAPE team. The successful candidate will conduct research for CoastArch, a project funded by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).  The research focusses on Scotland’s eroding coastal heritage, and the primary duties will be to help progress the ongoing CoastArch project and develop new activities that meet the team’s research aims.  

The successful applicant will be an archaeologist with a PhD; or significant professional experience in archaeology, heritage management or related subject, and proven experience in project management and public engagement.  

The post is based in St Andrews but will involve frequent travel and away working for fieldwork and engagement activities.

  • This full-time position is available for 24 months initially, with a start date of 1st February 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter). Any start date after 1 April 2024 would stop a full 24 months being offered, due to current funding.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives

Further details of the project can be found in the Further Particulars, link below. Specific questions can be answered by contacting tcd@st-andrews.ac.uk

Closing Date: 1 December 2023 Please quote ref: AR2887NB Further Particulars: AR2887NB FPs.doc

University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Project Associate, Life Worth Living - Deadline: SHORT DEADLINE 12 Nov. 2023[]

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the University of Sheffield to support its work in the Growing the Life Worth Living Initiative. This work is funded by the Yale Centre for Faith and Culture as part of a wider John Templeton Foundation supported initiative. You will be a top-class researcher and teacher capable of conducting independent research and working closely with the Principle Investigators, Rev Dr Casey Strine and Dr Joshua Forstenzer. The candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g., History, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies) and excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods with diverse communities of people. This experience should include obtaining ethics approval for such research with human subjects. Some teaching experience in a higher education institution (especially in a small-group seminar context) is necessary. Along with supporting research and collaborating on publications with the PIs on pedagogy, philosophy of education, and inter-religious dialogue, the successful applicant will collaborate with project team members based on other continents on the qualitative research with Life Worth Living students, plan research colloquia and training events in the United Kingdom, attend international project team meetings (online and in-person), and collaborate with the international project team on various activities. There will be time for the post-holder to pursue an independent portfolio of research and publishing alongside these duties. There will also be an opportunity to teach on the Life Worth Living module at Sheffield.

You will be based in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, working under the line-management of Rev Dr Casey Strine (History).

The position is for 24 months. Desired start date is 1 Nov 2023. For further information about the post and the project contact Rev Dr Casey Strine via c.a.strine@sheffield.ac.uk.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. Follow @sheffielduni and @UniOfSheffJobs on Twitter for more information.

University of Southern California— USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2024-2026 postdoctoral fellows.[]

Each year the Society admits roughly five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms. The fellows pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Society, the host department, and the university.  The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $65,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $6,000 per year. For more information about the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, visit our website, https://sofh.usc.edu. We recommend that you review our website carefully for eligibility requirements, requested materials, and frequently asked questions. The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary community that supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. 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. Applicants will be evaluated on their academic accomplishments, the significance and intellectual merit of their research project, and their potential to contribute to the intellectual life of the Society of Fellows, their affiliated department, and the community of scholars at USC.

The application for the 2024–2026 opens on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. The portal closes at 5pm PST on Monday, November 27, 2023. To apply for the 2024–2026 cohort, candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than August 1, 2020, and must have completed their doctoral degree by the start of the fellowship in August 2024. Scholars who received their doctorates from the University of Southern California are not eligible to apply. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants’ research and teaching must be in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Applicants should submit:

  • A complete application.
  • A cover letter (up to three pages single-spaced). The letter should indicate the applicant’s primary field of research and desired departmental affiliation. It should also outline in brief the research the applicant intends to complete at USC. Scholars working across disciplines may indicate the various fields their research addresses and if desired, additional possible departmental affiliations. In addition to the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, the University of Southern California is home to multiple institutes, centers, and programs in the humanities (see https://dornsife.usc.edu/levan-institute/about-the-levan-institute/the-humanities-at-usc/). If an applicant’s research interests align with those of any of these programs, please indicate this in the cover letter. If the dissertation has not been completed, the letter should detail its progress, timeline to completion, and scheduled or proposed defense date should the fellowship be awarded.
  • A C.V.
  • A writing sample from the dissertation/book project, such as a chapter or article, published or unpublished (a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 40 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 recommenders. Recommenders will be asked to provide a letter of support.

Please submit PDF files. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all accompanying documents are properly uploaded. Once submitted, applications and documents cannot be changed or updated.

Applications must be submitted via our application portal. Applications sent by email will not be accepted. Additional questions can be directed to societyoffellows@dornsife.usc.edu.

[Jan 5] Any updates?

[Jan 20] No word yet. Anyone else?

[Jan 23] Semi-finalists announced

[Feb 12] Finalists announced

[April 4] Given their stated timeline I assume anyone who hasn't received an offer by now didn't make the cut, but can anyone confirm one way or the other?

[April 5] I was wondering about the same. I had anticipated either receiving an offer in early March or receiving a rejection by now, but I haven't received any communication.

[April 12] Rejection received via email.

University of Southern California - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work[]

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate to join the interdisciplinary research team of Dr. Daniel A. Hackman.  This position is an excellent research opportunity for those with expertise and/or interest in developmental cognitive and affective neuroscience, psychology, public and environmental health, social determinants of health, education policy, social work, and biostatistics.  The postdoctoral scholar will be working on an NICHD funded study of the role of neighborhoods in brain development, cognition, and emotion across adolescence; vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic and school-related changes; and the factors that may protect against adversity and foster resilience.  The position involves analysis of longitudinal data from a large nationwide sample utilizing multi-modal structural and functional neuroimaging data as well as data on behavior, neighborhood characteristics, educational environments, and family contexts.  The postdoctoral scholar will be under the primary mentorship of Dr. Hackman, and the position will provide excellent training and experience in interdisciplinary, developmental research that incorporates cognitive and affective neuroscience, social and environmental contexts, and more.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the wider research team at USC, CHLA, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College.

The candidate will contribute to meeting all aims of the study.  The candidate will manage data, conduct statistical analyses, and interpret and communicate findings, with specific focus on longitudinal multi-level modeling and/or other advanced analytic methods.  Writing manuscripts to communicate results both as lead- and as co-author is essential to the position, and the candidate will also present at conferences and contribute to conference presentations.  Strong candidates will capitalize on the opportunity to lead analyses and manuscripts relevant to their research interests.  There will also be opportunities to learn or stay informed of developments and innovations in the relevant research literature.  The candidate will participate in team meetings; assist with grant administration and management; potentially supervise others on the project, such as graduate and undergraduate students; and contribute to other related duties as assigned or requested.

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD in psychology, neuroscience, education, public health, sociology, social work, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in theory and methodology in fields/topics such as developmental cognitive and effective neuroscience, neuroimaging, developmental psychology, neighborhood effects, life course/adolescent development, social determinants of health, educational environments, and/or neuroimaging.
  • Strong computational and quantitative background with advanced analytic techniques, such as linear mixed effects modeling, fixed effect regression, structural equation modeling, and/or additional advanced modeling techniques for large, longitudinal datasets.
  • Skilled in programming, coding and statistical analyses using R and other programs such as SAS, Mplus, etc
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed, scientific publications
  • Highly motivated and exemplary ability to work independently and collaborate in teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills

The annual rate range for this position is $64,480 - $66,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

This position is fixed-term, 100% grant-funded.

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Cover letter with a statement of research interests
  • Contact information for 3 references

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

The mission of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation and the world. Our mission is achieved through value-driven, scholarly, and creative social work education, research, and professional leadership.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years.

The candidate should not have more than a cumulative 5 years of previous postdoc experience and must be within 5 years of their terminal degree.

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods. Preferred Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field

Apply here!

University of Uppsala (SWE) - Postdoc in History, focus on British 20th Century History of Medicine - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2023[]

Project description: ActDisease is a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) with a Starting Grant (ERC-2021-STG 101040999).  The project studies the history of 20th century medicine and the role of lay involvement in science through analysis of so far largely neglected, but central actors in medical history: patient organizations. These groups first emerged in the late 19th century, and this project is the first historical analysis of these early patient organizations’ role in shaping ideas about illness and medical practices.

The ActDisease project gathers an interdisciplinary research team to analyse the publications and archives of selected patient organizations from Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom and France using a combination of traditional and computer based methods. Besides the PI, the team consists of a research engineer and a research assistant, one history postdoc focusing on the UK (this position), one history postdoc focusing on France, and one Digital Humanities postdoc.

Duties: This employment as postdoctoral researcher involves a two year full-time post with the possibility of one further year extension provided sufficient funds. The work consists of pursuing research on the history of patient organizations in the United Kingdom, using a combination of qualitative and computer-based analysis methods.

Requirements: PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of the employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent language skills in English are a requirement. Research experience in modern British history is a requirement.

Additional qualifications: Emphasis will primarily be placed upon academic merits in selecting candidates. Ranking will take place on the basis of the quality of the academic merits. Particular weight will be given to research completed within the field of history of medicine and science, history of social movements, history of voluntary associations and/or transnational European history. Experience with digital methods for historical research and additional European language skills are an advantage. Great importance will also be placed on the ability to work independently and personal suitability.

Uppsala University (SWE) - Postdoc in History, focus on French 20th Century History of Medicine - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2023[]

Project description: ActDisease is a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) with a Starting Grant (ERC-2021-STG 101040999).  The project studies the history of 20th century medicine and the role of lay involvement in science through analysis of so far largely neglected, but central actors in medical history: patient organizations. These groups first emerged in the late 19th century, and this project is the first historical analysis of these early patient organizations’ role in shaping ideas about illness and medical practices.

The ActDisease project gathers an interdisciplinary research team to analyse the publications and archives of selected patient organizations from Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom and France using a combination of traditional and computer based methods. Besides the PI, the team consists of a research engineer and a research assistant, one history postdoc focusing on France (this position), one history postdoc focusing on the UK, and one Digital Humanities postdoc.

Duties: This employment as postdoctoral researcher involves a two year full-time post with the possibility of one further year extension provided sufficient funds. The work consists of pursuing research on the history of patient organizations in France, using a combination of qualitative and computer-based analysis methods.

Requirements: PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of the employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent language skills in French and English are a requirement. Research experience in modern French history is a requirement.

Additional qualifications: Emphasis will primarily be placed upon academic merits in selecting candidates. Ranking will take place on the basis of the quality of the academic merits. Particular weight will be given to research completed within the field of history of medicine and science, history of social movements, history of voluntary associations and/or transnational European history. Experience with digital methods for historical research and additional European language skills are an advantage. Great importance will also be placed on the ability to work independently and personal suitability.

University of Vienna (AUT) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Early Modern History - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2023[]

40 Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

Startdate: 01.01.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)

The University of Vienna is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher (up to 4 years) to join the ERC Starting Grant Project “Sustained Concerns: Administration of Mineral Resources in Central Europe, 1550-1850" (SCARCE), working at the intersection of history of science and technology, social and economic history, and environmental history. SCARCE provides a critical history of today's stakeholder conflicts by showing how contradictory principles of resource management – economic development, sustainability, and technological innovation – were forged in proto-industrial settings. It explores alternative, historical ways of provisioning for communities, making them available for current debates on environmental degradation and climate emergency.

Your position:

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to be involved in an impactful international project. One of the largest research institutions in Europe, the University of Vienna offers an excellent infrastructure for humanities research as well as many opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration. You will join the History Department and collaborate closely with colleagues in History of Science. The project’s scientific advisory board includes leading scholars from Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, the University of London, and the University of Antwerp.

Candidates should propose a research project, based on their own interests and expertise, in response to one (or a combination of) SCARCE’s four research themes (https://scarce.univie.ac.at). Their proposal should reflect the regional focus on Central/East Central Europe (within European and global entanglements), have a plausible connection to mineral resources, and include ideas for a monograph or articles. SCARCE is an opportunity to work collaboratively on diverse and understudied archival materials and contribute to big debates through microhistorical research.

Your tasks:

Your main task is to carry out cutting-edge research and publish the results. Additional duties are

  • to assist in research-related aspects of project coordination (e.g. run a seminar series)
  • to present own research, and represent SCARCE, at international conferences;
  • to organize one conference related to own research;
  • to participate in project meetings and events.

Teaching is not required by contract, but can be arranged. The position offers the opportunity to gain experience in mentoring PhD students, if desired. “Habilitation” can be arranged (https://satzung.univie.ac.at/en/more-parts-of-the-statutes/habilitation

Your profile:

  • Candidates must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in history or a related field.
  • They must have experience in archival research, preferably for the early modern period.
  • They must have written and spoken proficiency in English (at least B2) as much of the project’s communication will likely be in English.
  • They must have the ability to read research literature and period sources in German or another (East) Central European language.
  • Experience in collaborative work (esp. with a coordinating role) is an advantage.

We will offer resources to improve language skills during employment.

Conditions:

  • You will be employed for 40 hours/week.
  • The contract will start on a mutually agreed date between 1 January and 31 October 2024.
  • The contract is initially limited to 24 months but will be extended to 48 months given adequate performance.
  • The annual salary before taxes is 60.926,60€, according to Collective Bargaining Agreement, Group B1 (b) (https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/salary-scheme/), which amounts to ca. 40.300€ after taxes (approximation, see https://bruttonetto.arbeiterkammer.at/); previous experience may result in a higher initial salary. Taxes include payments for health care, social insurance and pension.
  • The primary work place is Vienna, when not travelling for research and conferences. Working partially from home can be discussed. We are committed to a high degree of flexibility with regard to applicants' caring responsibilities.

How to apply

Please submit your application in English or German through the University of Vienna’s recruiting portal, no later than 26 October 2023. Please include a

  • cover letter
  • CV (incl. list of publications)
  • electronic copy of up to 2 publications or unpublished work representative of your interests and approach
  • research proposal (max. 1500 words, excluding bibliography)
  • electronic copy of PhD diploma or official letter with estimated award date

If you like to discuss your application, please contact the project’s PI:

Sebastian Felten

sebastian.felten@univie.ac.at

Application deadline: 10/26/2023

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Institute for Research in the Humanities[]

The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce competitions for two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships, four Solmsen Fellowships, and one Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The awards provide a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application.

Kingdon Fellowships sponsor scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Solmsen Fellowships are to be awarded to any scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art, and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods (before 1700). Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome. Ciplijauskaité fellowships are available to scholars with a Ph.D. (at any stage of career), working in Spanish literature of the Iberian Peninsula. Please see IRH Fellowships page for more details and full calls for applications https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/ (scroll down to external fellowships section). All applications should be submitted through Interfolio and are due on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

University of Zurich, Postdoctoral Fellowship History of Medicine (3 yrs with possibility of renewal)[]

The History of Medicine Group within the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich, led by Professor Flurin Condrau, seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow (60-80 % FTE, competitive salary based on experience) for a period of three years, to start as soon as possible but no later than 1 October 2023. The appointment is for three years with potential for extension by another three years. Applicants must have defended their doctoral degree within the last five years.

The appointee will work closely with members of the group and contribute to the intellectual life of the unit. They will have ample time to pursue their research and will be expected to apply for fellowships and grants during their tenure. Postdoctoral fellows' responsibilities also include contributing to the delivery of teaching at all levels (usually no more than one course unit per semester in collaboration with other group members). We welcome applications from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of medicine, in any region of the world, with preference for projects that focus on the recent history of medicine and make strong connections with issues of contemporary relevance. We particularly welcome applications from women and minority scholars. German language skills are not required but an interest in improving German language proficiency is highly desired. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. The appointment is for three years with potential for extension by another three years. Applicants must have defended their doctoral degree within the last five years. Closing date for applications is 11 August 2023.

To apply and for further information, please follow this link: https://jobs.uzh.ch/offene-stellen/postdoctoral-fellow/226aaf1b-0555-4406-af74-265c1adf71a8

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences (deadline 7 Dec. 2023)[]

Washington University in St. Louis announces the twenty-third year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

In mid-August 2024 the newly selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and working groups. Each fellowship is anticipated to run for two academic years, and the nine-month academic year salary for 2024-2025 will be $63,100. 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.

We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (with degree in hand by June 30, 2024, and no earlier than June 30, 2021) who have not previously held a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship.

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

Submit materials by Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2023[]

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to fill a two-year post-doctoral appointment  to begin in the 2024-2025 academic year in the area of feminist and queer approaches to space and place. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work intersects with one or more of the following: indigenous feminisms, feminist ecocriticism, migration and refugee studies, and transnational studies.

The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching one course per semester, participating in the scholarly community, and pursuing an active program of research. The second year of the appointment is contingent on a successful review following the first year.

Applications should be addressed to René Esparza and submitted through Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/134899. Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are expected to have received the doctorate no earlier than Spring 2021.The committee will review applications until the search is closed, but priority will be given to those received by December 15, 2023.

Wesley House, Cambridge Theological Federation - Centre for Faith in Public Life (deadline 21 Nov. 2023)[]

A Post-doctoral Research Associate is sought for appointment by the Wesley House Trustees/Directors from 15 January 2024.This is a two-year fixed term appointment. Applications are invited from early career Christian ethicists and public or political theologians whose scholarship relates the Christian faith to contemporary social issues and public life. This role is based in Cambridge, England.

The post-holder will

  • Publish research in Christian social ethics or public or political theology
  • Support the development of the Centre for Faith in Public Life
  • Play an active role in the worship and community life of Wesley House, Cambridge

The Post-doctoral Research Associate will work in Cambridge at the Centre for Faith in Public Life at Wesley House, under the supervision of Director Dr Richard A Davis, researching in an existing or emerging programme area of the Centre (currently either Peace Theology or Religion and Democracy) or in Christian Social Ethics more generally. The Research Associate’s time will normally be split 40% on their own research, 40% on the work of the Centre, and 20% administration and supporting the worship, residential, and academic life of the Wesley House community. The Research Associate will have access to the library resources of Wesley House and the Cambridge Theological Federation’s other eleven member institutions as well as of the University of Cambridge.

The deadline for applications is 21 November 2023 (11:59pm UK time). Please send applications to: aio22@cam.ac.uk

Yale Institute of Sacred Music - Interdisciplinary Fellowships[]

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 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, 2023 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2024. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. The application will be available online beginning on August 1, 2023. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows@yale.edu.

The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships

Yale University (USA:CT) Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 18 Dec. 2024[]

International Security Studies (ISS) welcomes applications for the Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose research is focused on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale (http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collection; http://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources).

Fellowships are awarded for one-year and are renewable for one additional year. The PhD degree must be completed to begin the fellowship. Recipients are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of predoctoral fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

Fellows are required to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship. International Security Studies provides office space and resources. Postdocs are expected to participate in the academic life and public activities of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This includes regularly attending ISS’s weekly colloquium and sharing one’s research within this forum. Kissinger postdocs may teach small seminars if desired on subjects relevant to U.S. statecraft, diplomatic history, international affairs, or grand strategy.

The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale related to his pre-government, government, and post-government careers (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). A program of the Jackson School of Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.


Salary: $65,000 plus $5,000 for research expenses


Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2024.


A complete application includes:

  1. c.v.
  2. 1000-word research proposal, to include an explanation of how access to the Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to diplomatic history at Yale would help achieve the goals of your project.
  3. Writing sample, e.g. a dissertation chapter or journal article
  4. Three academic references (no letters of recommendation required)


The deadline for applications is December 18, 2023. Applications are due through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/133967

Yale University (USA:CT) International Security Studies Henry Chauncey, Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 18 Dec. 2023[]

International Security Studies welcomes applications for the Henry Chauncey, Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions related to the history of global affairs, statecraft, and grand strategy, broadly defined.

Fellowships are awarded for one-year and are renewable for one additional year. The PhD degree must be completed to begin the fellowship. Recipients are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellows will work with an active academic community of predoctoral fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

Fellows are required to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship. International Security Studies provides office space and resources. Postdocs are expected to participate in the academic life and public activities of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This includes regularly attending ISS’s weekly colloquium and sharing one’s research within this forum. Chauncey postdocs may teach small seminars if desired on subjects relevant to U.S. foreign relations, international history, security studies, or grand strategy.


Salary: $65,000 plus $5,000 for research expenses.


Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2024.


A complete application consists of:

  1. c.v.
  2. A 1000-word research proposal that addresses the applicant’s current scholarship and how it would contribute to the intellectual focus of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.
  3. Writing sample, e.g. a dissertation chapter or journal article
  4. Three references (no letters of recommendation needed)


Applications are due through Interfolio by December 18, 2023: http://apply.interfolio.com/133968

Positions with 2024 Application Deadlines[]

America in the World Consortium (USA:TX) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2024-25 - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2024[]

The America in the World Consortium at Duke University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Florida seeks applications from recent Ph.D. recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The America in the World Consortium (AWC) is a dynamic partnership of universities seeking to create a more vibrant debate among policy-interested scholars about America’s role in the world. We are committed to preparing the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad. AWC prioritizes an intellectually diverse research community and supports fellows across a variety of disciplines. AWC seeks Postdoctoral Fellows for in-residence positions beginning in August 2024. Applicants will be considered for up to six (6) fellowship positions for up to two (2) years in residence at one of the four partner institutions:

  • Duke University, Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS
  • University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security
  • University of Florida, Alexander Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education

Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American grand strategy, broadly defined, are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in history, political science, public policy, classics, and political philosophy whose research has a strong connection to policy. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at their institution. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the host institution’s programs and activities. Additional responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the AWC directors. For example, in some cases, Fellows will have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate course.

Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend of $72,000, access to benefits and full use of campus facilities, in addition to other university-specific benefits. The fellowship position will provide funding for a minimum of 12 months and up to 24 months. Fellows will also be given a research fund of $7,500 to cover relocation expenses and legitimate research-related expenses, as needed.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have received a Ph.D. by August 1, 2024, in a relevant field, such as history, political science, public policy, classics, or political philosophy. Applicants who have received a Ph.D. in language studies, area studies, or other related fields may be considered if their research explicitly engages U.S. foreign policy.

Application Instructions

Applications are due no later than Friday, January 5, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Applicants will need to submit a Cover Letter. In the Cover Letter, stipulate which Consortium school or schools the candidate would wish to reside at during the fellowship.

Applicants are required to submit a C.V., graduate school transcript, and the names of 3 referees who would write a letter of recommendation if asked by the review committee.

Applicants are also required to submit an article or writing sample representing an existing contribution to the field of American grand strategy, broadly defined.

Please direct any questions to Drayton Cullen, the America in the World Consortium Program Manager, at dcullen@utexas.edu.

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) Post-Doctoral Fellow, political history and/or political institutions - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2024[]

The Center for American Institutions (CAI) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholars and teaching fellows in political history, and/or political institutions to begin Fall 2024. Preference will be given to candidates whose doctoral degree is in history, political science, philosophy, religious studies or related fields. The position is for a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year (July 1-June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the program. Opportunities for teaching will be dependent on the academic unit of the candidate’s disciplinary field.

Successful candidates will be involved with the undergraduate program in Political History and Leadership (PHL). The teaching/research fellow will be mentored by Donald Critchlow, lead in PHL. A successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum 1-1 annual teaching load and contribute a minimum of 20 hours per week to activities of the center; curricular development for the Political History and Leadership program and educational projects sponsored by the program and the center; and research and publication in the field of specialty.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, political science, philosophy, religious studies or related field at time of appointment.
  • Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of achievement and promise in research and writing in Intellectual history and social thought broadly defined.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses relevant to political/social thought; political institutions; or political history.  

CAI is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service contributes to the ASU Charter, to our mission of inclusive excellence in the humanities, and to serving a diverse student body and community.

Application Instructions To apply and to be guaranteed full consideration, submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in research and teaching. The application deadline is January 15, 2024. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Brown University History and NAISI Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2023[]

Brown University seeks a scholar to join the Department of History, in conjunction with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI), for a two-year appointment as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and/or Indigenous History. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2024 (through June 2026), with an affiliation with NAISI.

The fellow will have training in Native American and/or Indigenous history and will teach two courses per year in their area of expertise, contributing to the Critical Native American and Indigenous Studies undergraduate concentration at Brown. Specific areas of expertise and geographic focus are open, and internationally-focused scholars are encouraged to apply.

Working in a collaborative environment with units across campus, including NAISI, the fellow will join an established department with over 50 faculty members who comprise a vibrant and dynamic community of award-winning and acclaimed scholars engaged in a wide range of geographic and topical areas. They will also contribute to the expanding undergraduate concentration in Critical Native American and Indigenous Studies and to programming and community building in NAISI during a period of exciting growth. In addition to supporting the concentration, NAISI serves as a center of research, cultural and academic programming, student engagement, and community convenings.

As part of the Brown University community and History department, the fellow will have the opportunity to continue their scholarly research, with access to the expansive resources at the University. This fellowship also provides an opportunity to engage in a vibrant and collaborative campus community that supports the intersection of disciplines and interests across the campus, with support and mentorship on scholarly and professional development. The Cogut Institute also provides a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others. Fellows join lectures and conferences as appropriate to their research and may also participate in working groups, events and other programming. Opportunities to participate in academic and community-building activities through NAISI and the History department, among other academic units, include participation in seminars with faculty and graduate students, engagement with undergraduate students, and contributing to projects with NAISI staff, students and faculty across the university.

Responsibilities The fellow will be responsible for teaching two courses per year (one per semester) that will complement and expand upon current offerings in the History department and that contribute to the Critical Native American and Indigenous Studies concentration. Courses will be cross-listed by the Cogut Institute. Area(s) of expertise and geographic focus are open. Depending on the areas of interest, the fellow would also have opportunities to work with collections and staff at the John Hay Library, John Carter Brown Library, Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, whose collections, programming, and research foci closely align with NAIS. The successful applicant will participate in the Cogut Institute’s weekly Tuesday fellows’ seminar as well as other activities of the institute. The fellow would also participate in departmental colloquia, roundtables, and public events, as well as engaging with NAISI through participation in lectures, seminars with faculty and students, campus events, and contributions to other academic and community-building programs.

Qualifications Scholars who have received their Ph.D. in History (with a focus in Native American and/or Indigenous Studies), NAIS (with a focus in History), or a closely related discipline within the last five years are invited to apply. A record of outstanding scholarship (at the junior academic level) and experience teaching courses connected to their disciplinary or specific research interests are required. Peer-reviewed publications and experience in collaborative, community-based projects are desirable. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2024 or must have been awarded in the last five years. Recipients of a Ph.D. from Brown University are ineligible. Fellows are employed as postdoctoral research associates with a $65,000 salary, standard benefits, and a $2,000 per year reimbursable research fund. Scholars from outside the United States are appointed under J-1 visas (exchange visitors status) only. Application Instructions

A search committee will review applications beginning on January 15, 2024. Please submit any inquiries or expressions of interest to Dr. Linford Fisher, linford_fisher@brown.edu.

Application materials may be submitted via INTERFOLIO https://apply.interfolio.com/136576

  • Cover letter addressing scholarly engagement, teaching experience and research interests, and your ability to contribute to the NAIS and History communities at Brown
  • Updated C.V.
  • Two samples of course syllabi
  • A writing sample (one or two chapters or articles)
  • Names of three references
  • Any news? (Jan. 24)
  • (Feb. 1) no word yet
  • (Feb. 19) How about now?
  • (Feb. 26) Anything?
  • Invited to Zoom interview, last week of Feb.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diversifying Historical Epistemology - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2024[]

The Department of History at Brown University invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in diversifying historical epistemology, in any geographic field or period of history. The fellow’s work should be grounded in a critical engagement with the politics of knowledge, foregrounding the relationship between histories of systemic racism or structural inequality and knowledge formation. While the fellow’s research should be historical, applicants with a PhD in allied fields are also encouraged to apply. The PhD, from an institution other than Brown University, must be in hand by July 1, 2024; applicants must not have had more than five years of academic employment since the awarding of the PhD. The Fellow will teach one undergraduate course each year.

The department places a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a letter of application. Please also send a curriculum vitae, an article or chapter- length writing sample, and three letters of reference, via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/138414 . Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. To assure full consideration applicants should submit their materials by that date.

Fellows are employed as postdoctoral research associates with a $65,000 salary, standard benefits, and a $2,000 per year reimbursable research fund. Scholars from outside the United States are appointed under J-1 visas (exchange visitors status) only.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Labor History, 1500-Present - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2024[]

The Department of History at Brown University invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Labor History, 1500–Present. Open to any geography, but with a preference for scholarship focused outside the US and Europe. Applicant should have investments in Labor History as a distinct subfield within the discipline. The PhD, from an institution other than Brown University, must be in hand by July 1, 2024; applicants must not have had more than five years of academic employment since the awarding of the PhD. The Fellow will teach one undergraduate course each year.

The department places a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a letter of application. Please also send a curriculum vitae, an article or chapter- length writing sample, and three letters of reference, via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/138420 . Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. To assure full consideration applicants should submit their materials by that date.

Fellows are employed as postdoctoral research associates with a $65,000 salary, standard benefits, and a $2,000 per year reimbursable research fund. Scholars from outside the United States are appointed under J-1 visas (exchange visitors status) only.

Brown University (USA:RI) - Post-MFA/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Classical Studies - Deadline: Rolling, review begins 17 January 2024[]

Brown University invites applications for two (2) two-year, non-renewable Postdoctoral/Post-MFA fellowships in Critical Classical Studies to begin July 1, 2024. We seek junior colleagues whose work directly addresses the classicization of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and/or critiques the structures of power, exclusion, erasure, and violence that have scaffolded past and present models of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (i.e. Classics).

The Department of Classics fosters especially strong relationships with other departments and programs in the humanities and with the Brown Arts Institute (BAI), a recently formed research enterprise and catalyst for the arts within the university and beyond. The fellows selected in this competition will join the inaugural cohort of Fellows currently in residence and we intend to appoint two further fellows the following academic year. These cohorts form the nucleus of a community committed to refining methodologies well established at Brown and in the field as well as to co-developing new approaches to Ancient Greek and Roman cultures.

The Fellowship is open to all areas of specialization and all subfields within Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (e.g. art history, literary studies/philology, archaeology,  ancient history, philosophy, reception studies) and to those not traditionally housed within it (e.g. art, film, creative writing, translation studies, political science, language pedagogy, higher education studies, public humanities, museum studies, indigenous studies, decolonial studies, performance or performance history, music). Ideal candidates position their work's intervention in relation to other disciplines, fields, institutions, and/or industries. They apply their insights to matters of practice and prioritize making contributions to academic, artistic, and/or activist communities. The work can take the form of traditional scholarship (e.g. monographs and articles) or be pedagogical, public-facing, creative, or otherwise trans/inter/extra-disciplinary.

Brown University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of knowing, learning, and creating. Therefore, the Department of Classics particularly welcomes applications from members of groups that have been minoritized and underrepresented in academia. A required application form asks every applicant to summarize their approach to and experience in creating equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. This history might include academic teaching, mentoring, and service, activism, or other forms of community engagement and leadership.

In lieu of formal teaching responsibilities, fellows will be given the time and  support necessary to complete their projects during the fellowship term and to share those projects with communities on and off-campus. Each fellow should expect to host one departmental event (e.g. lecture, symposium, performance, screening) and one informal event (e.g. workshop, interview, open rehearsal, table read, write-on-site) that prioritize graduate students in the Department of Classics each academic year. They will also participate in regular cohort-building and mentoring activities.

Each fellow will earn a salary of $65,000 in year 1 and $70,000 in year 2. In addition to a full benefits package, each fellow will receive a research fund of $10,000 and access to a shared office space. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full term of the fellowship and, if applicable, will receive a $3,000 moving allowance to ease the burden of relocation.

Qualifications

Applicants must have received their field’s terminal degree  (Ph.D. or MFA) within the last five years (excluding career breaks, medical leaves, parental leaves, etc.) or have the degree in hand by the start of the fellowship term, July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

A complete application should be submitted via https://apply.interfolio.com/133409 by January 16th in order to receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. A complete application includes:

The online application form;

A max. 500-word project description/précis/artist's statement;

A curriculum vitae;

A writing sample of 20-25 pages or equivalent (e.g. an article, a portfolio, a script, an excerpt, a video of a performance, a short film, a critical translation or commentary with translator's preface).

Letters of recommendation will be requested at the second stage of the search process; they should not be included at this time.

Any questions should be directed towards the chair of the Fellowship Search Committee, Dr. Sasha-Mae Eccleston.

Carleton University (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Communication and Media Studies - Deadline: 5 Jan 2024[]

The Communication and Media Studies program at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, beginning as early as July 1, 2024. This internally funded fellowship supports the development of an original research project and is open to an early career researcher (PhD completed within 5 years of the start date) working on any topic in communication and media studies. Preference will be given to proposals that engage with perspectives, theories, and methods that have historically been marginalized in the field, and we encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in communication and media studies.

Department Background Information

Carleton University’s Communication and Media Studies (COMS) program is located within the School of Journalism and Communication. Founded in 1978, it has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top research-intensive programs in communication and media studies. Faculty members are recognized leaders in their fields of scholarship and committed to a progressive intellectual agenda. The COMS program is highly interdisciplinary and participates in collaborative initiatives across campus, including specializations in global media and communication, critical race studies, political economy, data science, African studies, and climate change.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • a PhD or equivalent in Communication or a cognate discipline, completed within 5 years of the start date;
  • an emerging record of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications in their area(s) of focus, appropriate to career stage; and
  • a proposal for their term comprising some combination of original research, community engagement, or knowledge mobilization that is aligned with the goals of the fellowship.

Research Project Supervisor

Applicants are asked to identify at least two potential supervisors from the Communication and Media Studies faculty as part of their application.

Salary

The postdoctoral fellow will be offered a salary of $43,000–50,000 per annum, with the additional ability to opt into an extended health and dental benefit plan. The postdoc will be considered unionized and will be a member of PSAC Local 77000. Information on this bargaining unit can be found here: https://psac77000.ca/

Accommodations and Accessibility

Should you require a copy of this posting in an alternate format, please contact us as soon as possible and we would be happy to get one to you in a timely manner. We believe in the importance of supporting on-the-job success for the incumbent and are pleased to discuss and/or provide specific tools, resources or other requirements for day-to-day work requirements, as needed.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women and gender minorities; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation and/or expression. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required, and arrangements will be made in a timely manner. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Candidates who would like to apply for this fellowship opportunity are invited to submit a cover letter, including the names of at least two potential faculty supervisors, along with a CV, two- to three-page research proposal, and writing sample to Laura Gareau, administrative assistant to the program head, at laura.gareau@carleton.ca by Friday, January 5, 2024.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

Carleton understands that career paths vary. Career interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process, and their impact will be taken into careful consideration. We invite candidates to provide an optional statement (1 page max) outlining career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their research activities, following the instructions provided at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/?p=1784

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (USA:CA) - Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Library Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Medicine Deadline: 1 Jan. 2024[]

The Program in the History of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, announces a search for one post-doctoral fellow for a two-year appointment in the Program in the History of Medicine. The program is seeking a scholar who would benefit from joining a program in close contact with clinicians and biomedical researchers and whose research will engage deeply with The Huntington’s extraordinary collections, which contain extensive and diverse materials that encourage approaches from a rich variety of perspectives. Scholars whose research investigates the history of medicine and makes excellent use of Huntington collections are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Program, visit our website: History of Medicine Program | Cedars-Sinai.

During the two years of employment, the appointee to this position will be expected to be in the office full-time and split their time equally between the Program in the History of Medicine and The Huntington. They will be expected to engage in independent and/or collaborative research and publication utilizing The Huntington’s collections; design and teach two public-facing six-week courses for the Program in the History of Medicine; attend and help organize the Cedars-Sinai Speaker Series in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences; and engage in formal and informal activities with other fellows at The Huntington, as well as in occasional Huntington public programs and outreach, as required.

Cedars-Sinai is a world-class hospital and academic medical research center with an exceptionally diverse faculty and patient community. Its mission is explicitly linked to pursuing health equity and providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college and graduate students. A demonstrable commitment to this mission in research and teaching is a preferred qualification.


Required qualifications include: a PhD or MD degree received after 2019 and before the start of the fellowship, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and publications appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and experience. All candidates should submit a statement that articulates how their research project(s) would benefit from time at a hospital and academic medical research center and would integrate The Huntington collections into their contributions to current disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship.

To apply: Applicants must use Cedars-Sinai’s online portal https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/postdoctoral-fellowship-history-of-medicine/252/56895364736 to submit the following material:

  1. cover letter;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. evidence of teaching experience;
  4. the names of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic qualifications;
  5. a one-page statement articulating their interest in learning from and collaborating with practicing clinicians and biomedical researchers;
  6. a two-page statement articulating their interest in The Huntington collections;
  7. a writing sample or publication

Inquiries should be sent to: Associate Professor Gideon Manning, Chair, Cedars-Sinai/The Huntington Search Committee, at Gideon.Manning@csmc.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2024. Interviews are anticipated to be scheduled with shortlisted candidates in early February.

Clements Center for National Security (USA:TX) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2024-25 - Deadline: 26 Jan. 2023[]

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Consistent with the Clements Center’s emphasis on history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply.  While our preference tends to be the discipline of history, or research with a strong historical component, we highly encourage applications from PhD recipients in political science, political philosophy, public policy, language studies, area studies, and classics whose research contributes to traditional political and military history. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. In some cases Fellows will be welcome to teach a course at the University of Texas. Each appointment is for one year, and in exceptional cases may be considered for renewal for a second year.

Applications open on October 16, 2023. Applicants should submit a current c.v., cover letter, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants whose research addresses the Indo-Pacific region’s increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and security should indicate whether they want to be considered for a formal affiliation at the Clements-Strauss Asia-Policy Program. Applications are due no later than January 26, 2024.  Note that applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 2024, the date the Postdoctoral Fellowship will commence.  Please direct any questions to Emily Burch, the Clements Center’s Administrative Program Coordinator, at emily.burch@austin.utexas.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications are due by Friday, 26 January, 2024 at midnight EST.

Applicants will need to submit a C.V., cover letter and a brief statement of proposed research.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and graduate school transcripts.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Eastern Studies, AY 2024-2026 - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2024[]

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024. This Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000/year.

We invite applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on questions of decoloniality/decolonial methods, environmental humanities, and / or migration studies. Temporal and regional focus is open, and we are especially interested in conceptually oriented work that critically reexamines and considers the Middle East beyond area studies.

Fellows are expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory-level course; and one advanced seminar per year, under a concurrent Visiting Lecturer appointment. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar with other Fellows at the Society for the Humanities workshopping each other’s projects.

We ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2018 and no later than June 30, 2024.  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 the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.


Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #25799 by January 5, 2024.

  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. Diversity statement [optional – submit a separate statement or embed the information into other parts of your application materials]
  8. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by January 5, 2024)
  9. Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before January 5, 2024

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Fellow: Mongol Connections - Deadline: 20 May 2024[]

The Courtauld is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings. The Courtauld’s Gallery is one of the finest small art museums in the world, which reopened to the public in November 2021 following a major transformation. Across its two academic departments, History of Art and Conservation, it offers outstanding research and teaching from Late Antiquity to the Contemporary with an increasingly global outlook and embraces a diversity of theoretical approaches and methodologies. The Courtauld is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral fellow with expertise in histories of the arts of the Mongol era in histories of art relating to West, Central and South Asia (13th-14th centuries) to contribute to the Mongol Connections research initiative led by Professor Sussan Babaie. Mongol Connections is a travelling seminar that approaches histories of the arts of the Mongol era (13-14th centuries) as intersecting, connecting, and competing histories of objects, artists, and technologies, across the Eurasian expanse of the Great Mongol State. The travelling seminar will create a network of researchers of all career stages from multiple localities along the Mongol routes, to generate new collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Among other activities the network will convene in Mongolia (2025), Uzbekistan (2026) and the United Kingdom (2027). Mongol Connections is made possible with support from Getty through its Connecting Art Histories initiative.

The Postdoctoral Fellow: Mongol Connections will pursue innovative and rigorous research in a relevant area (40%), support the co-ordination of the travelling seminar and participate in all aspect of the project (40%), and contribute to Courtauld teaching in a relevant specialist field (20%). They will join a rich and growing community of scholars dedicated to histories of trans-Asian arts and material cultures.

The Courtauld is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds as we have under-representation that we wish to address. The Courtauld warmly welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, including those through the Skilled Workers Route to work in the UK.

For an informal discussion of this role, please contact Professor Sussan Babaie: sussan.babaie@courtauld.ac.uk.

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (History) - Deadline: 17 Jun. 2024[]

The Role and Department

Following recent expansion, Durham University History Department is now one of the largest centres in the UK for the study of History. We are consistently ranked amongst the top departments in the country by the Complete University Guide, the Times and Sunday Times, and the Guardian University Guide. We place research at the very heart of our varied undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, inducting our students into a community of historians from the outset.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make an important contribution to the development of the History department’s research while allowing you excellent opportunities to develop your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at .

The Role

The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented researcher and scholar to the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the research project ‘Modelling the Black Death and Social Connectivity in Medieval England’, led by Dr Alex Brown and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Utilising the latest computer modelling developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will simulate the spread of the Black Death in England in order to test hypotheses about the spread of the disease and about the connectedness of medieval society. Using historical and archaeological sources, we will reconstruct the broad characteristics of the late medieval popu lation on the eve of the Black Death, such as their location, age, sex, and occupation. This is the ‘static’ part of our model. We will then infer their ‘dynamic’ behavioural patterns, such as where they spent their time and whom they encountered in their daily lives. In order to achieve this, the successful candidate will conduct high-quality research of new archival material and will draw upon a wide range of secondary material in order to construct the necessary datasets that will feed into our computer model.

The successful candidate will join an exciting interdisciplinary team of researchers and will work closely with Co-Investigators in Archaeology (Professors Christopher Gerrard and Rebecca Gowland and a postdoctoral research associate) and in Physics (Professor Frank Krauss and a postdoctoral research associate). The History postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for collating much of the underlying historical data, including drawing material from existing datasets derived from the lay subsidies and poll taxes, and constructing new datasets on, for example, the major communication networks of medieval England. You will collaborate with colleagues in Archaeology to establish variable mortality rates during the Black Death, and with colleagues in Physics to prepare these datasets for our computer simulation.

We welcome applications from those with research interests in the broad field of medieval social and economic history and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with expertise in either digital humanities, medical humanities or who have experience working with large datasets or mapping software such as GIS.

Georgetown University: Walsh School of Foreign Service (postdoctoral associate) - Deadline: March 1, 2024[]

Location

Washington, DC

Open Date

Jan 08, 2024

Deadline

Mar 01, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

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 2024. 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; medical anthropology and critical social sciences; 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: https://stia.georgetown.edu/

Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD prior to their start date.

Application Procedure – All proposal materials must be submitted through Interfolio by March 1, 2024. The application should include the following: Cover Letter (1-2 pages) detailing your interest and fit for the STIA program; Proposed Research (1500-2500 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.

George Washington's Mount Vernon (USA:VA) - The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political History, the Presidency, and Constitutional Thought - Deadline: ? 29 Feb.[]

The George Washington Presidential Library announces its inaugural long-term postdoctoral fellowship in the George Washington Program in Political History, the Presidency, and Constitutional Thought. Thanks to generous funding from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the George Washington Presidential Library can support a scholar working on a project on the Founding Era for the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholar’s research should focus on any aspect of political history, theory, law, constitutionalism, or the government's development during the early republic. The fellowship is interdisciplinary and open to legal scholars, political scientists, historians, literary scholars, or others whose work relates to the program’s theme. Applications are open to those in the postdoctoral stage of their career. Fellows are expected to spend their time working on a project or projects of significance. While topics need not be focused on George Washington, the projects must relate to the early republic and its political development. Those working on topics related to the Constitution and its implementation, the development of the presidency over time, and/or Washington’s terms as president are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s needs, including the need for materials held by the Library, the need for time to write, and the overall scholarly significance of the proposed project(s). Projects may be in any stage of development, but preference will be given to those who need dedicated writing time or time to conduct extensive research using materials held at the Presidential Library.

Application Requirements

  • CV and cover letter outlining their scholarly background, experience, and interest in this fellowship.
  • Proposal describing the project(s) to be worked on during the fellowship term and expected outcomes of the time. Proposals should also include the amount of time needed, whether six months or a year. Proposals should be no more than six double-spaced pages.
  • Article or chapter-length writing sample, ideally from the proposed project.

An outside review panel will review all applicants and make a recommendation for awards. The George Washington Presidential Library may also conduct interviews for finalists.

If you have questions about the fellowship, contact us at gwfellows@mountvernon.org.

German Historical Institute (USA:DC) - Gerda Henkel Fellowship in Digital History - Deadline: 4 Feb. 2024[]

With the generous support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the German Historical Institute (GHI) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at the George Mason University (RRCHNM) invite applications from postdoctoral scholars and advanced doctoral students based in Europe for a 12-month fellowship in digital history

This fellowship aims to connect scholars from Europe to digital history in the United States. The fellowship is intended to support a junior scholar working in the field of digital history or a junior scholar with less experience in digital history but interested in learning new research methods. We welcome applications from scholars who are seeking seed-funding in order to develop an innovative idea into a new project and/or funding proposal as well as from scholars who wish to pursue fully-fledged research projects.

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the recipient to work on his or her research project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University (GMU), one of the most established centers for digital history in the United States with strengths in K-12 educational materials for history, historical podcasting, and data-driven histories. The fellow will be in residence for one year. While at the Center, the fellow will also have the opportunity to consult with the RRCHNM's faculty and staff in order to develop his or her project, join teams working on projects in development at RRCHNM, and to sit in on graduate digital history classes at GMU.

The fellow is also expected to work with the GHI on a regular basis. She/he will participate in the Institute's scholarly activities and its digital projects. Moreover, the fellow will have the opportunity to connect with other North American centers for digital history or digital humanities and to participate in local digital history initiatives in the Washington, DC region. Depending on funding and approval, the fellow might also have the chance, after completing the fellowship, to be participate in the annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, which is jointly convened with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).

Starting September 1, 2024, the successful applicant will be in residence at the RRCHNM and will also participate in GHI activities, events, and digital projects. Funding will be provided for a 12-month stay for postdoctoral scholars as well as advanced doctoral students, who are currently affiliated with a European research institution. The monthly stipend will be €3,400 for postdoctoral scholars or €2,400 for doctoral students. The fellow will also receive reimbursement for his or her round-trip economy airfare to the U.S. and a grant for travel to other North American institutions.

Apply

Application Portal

The deadline for applications is February 4, 2024. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently earned degree, the names and contact details of two referees, and a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max) through the application portal. The proposal should outline a research question, the main sources to be used, and ideas about what digital tools and methods could be used to analyze those sources. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Documents should be sent as a single PDF file.

For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (fellowships@ghi-dc.org) at the GHI or Dr. Lincoln Mullen (lmullen@gmu.edu) at the RRCHNM.


Harvard Business School (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow, History of Capitalism - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2024[]

The History of Capitalism Project at Harvard Business School and Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the study of global capitalism from a historical perspective. We seek to organize a community of scholars who study aspects of the history of capitalism in all regions of the world and in all chronological periods. Global perspectives are strongly desired, as are contributions from a wide range of variety of disciplines. Hoping to create a global conversation on the history of capitalism, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds across the globe, especially from outside Europe and North America,

One History of Capitalism Fellow will be appointed for the academic year 2024-2025 and will be provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. Fellows should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and must undertake sustained projects of new research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of history of capitalism scholars at Harvard Business School and in the Harvard community more broadly.

This appointment is set to begin July 1, 2024 and run through December 31, 2024. Extension through June 30, 2025 is possible based on funding and performance.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) is required.
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you have obtained your Ph.D. in the past 12 months you must be able to provide a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution OR a letter from the institute’s registrar stating all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been conferred. No exceptions.

Additional Qualifications

  • The salary is competitive and comes with a benefits package.
  • This position is residential. Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes. They are also expected to participate in activities related to the Project, including a bi-weekly seminar.

Application Information:

  • Please apply online using the Harvard system, ARIeS.
  • Applicants must submit a three-page proposal outlining the project for which they seek funding and the work they plan to do as a fellow. A CV, writing sample, as well as one letter of recommendation. We expect that candidates will be able to submit additional samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) upon request.
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis but should be submitted by January 1, 2024, to ensure full consideration.
  • Interested applicants may also consider a Postdoctoral Fellow role with the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School.

[2/23] Any news here?

[2/23] I asked them to update my CV after an article had been accepted back on January 22nd and the search was still open then.

^Same poster as above [2/28] I reached out today and was informed they are still considering applicants.

[3/7] Any news?

[4/2] Anything yet?

[4/2] Nothing here. Getting late!

[4/22] I emailed to ask for an update and was told today that the position has been filled.

Harvard Divinity School (USA:MA) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion and Indigenous Plant Medicine Traditions of the Americas - Deadline: 30 Apr. 2024[]

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School invites applications for a one-year paid postdoctoral fellowship in Religion and Indigenous Plant Medicine Traditions of the Americas as part of the Transcendence and Transformation (T&T) Initiative. The candidate will work under the supervision of the Director of the Center, Professor Charles Stang, and in close collaboration with other researchers at the CSWR, as part of the T&T Initiative. Please read the vision statement for the T&T Initiative at this link before applying.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2024 and end August 31, 2025.

Candidates will pursue a research project in Religion and Indigenous Plant Medicine Traditions of the Americas that aligns with the Center’s T&T Initiative. The T&T initiative supports the study of religious and spiritual traditions and practices—ancient and modern, global in reach—that aim to transcend our normal states of being, consciousness, and embodiment, and thus to transform the individual, community, and society. We understand “religion” broadly to include indigenous, and syncretic, spiritual traditions that include the use of plants (and fungi) as part of their ritual and healing practices. “Americas” includes North, South, and Central America. And plant medicine traditions may be “psychedelic” but need not be. We understand “plant medicine traditions” broadly to include indigenous, and syncretic, spiritual/religious traditions that include the use of plants (and fungi) as part of their ritual and healing practices.

The candidate will also devote some time (approximately 5 hours a week) helping to develop the T&T Database (TTD) . The database will be an archive of extraordinary experiences, situated in their historical, linguistic, and geographical contexts paired with by wide-ranging encyclopedic entries that will cover relevant texts, practices, religious traditions, figures, methods, and categories. The candidate will advise on how the TTD can best engage Indigenous Plant Medicine Traditions of the Americas; solicit and review encyclopedia entries from scholars in their field; and write archival entries based upon their own research.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2024.

The Fellowship will be based at the CSWR. Candidates are expected to reside in the Massachusetts or New England-area and in commuting distance from the CSWR for the duration of the fellowship.

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:

(1) Completed advanced degree in a relevant field (completed PhD or ThD by the time of appointment, not more than five years from the degree)

(2) A research project that fits within the initiative

(3) Evidence of publications relevant to that research project (dissertation chapters and publications that are under review or forthcoming will be accepted)

(4) Evidence of an ability to work independently and collaboratively

House of Commons/Parliament (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow, 1832-68 House of Commons - Deadline: 14 Jun. 2024[]

he History of Parliament has a vacancy for a research fellow on its 1832-68 House of Commons project. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completing one) in British political history in the long nineteenth century. They will join a small team of professional historians completing MP biographies and accounts of constituency politics as part of research on the period 1832-68. They will also contribute to the project’s academic and public engagement activities and the development of new digital resources. The appointment will initially be for three years but may be extended. It is expected that the successful applicant will start in Autumn 2024.

The History of Parliament

The History of Parliament Trust has been promoting research on the UK’s political history for over 60 years. Its publications include 65 volumes examining the House of Commons and House of Lords in periods from the 14th century onwards, alongside a series of books aimed at wider audiences. The History’s related website provides detailed biographies of those who served in Parliament and in-depth studies of constituency politics. There are also survey volumes collating the findings of the research and examining the operation of Parliament as an institution.

The Trust undertakes a variety of engagement and outreach activities to promote interest in the history of the UK Parliament. This includes partnerships on AHRC, Leverhulme and British Academy funded projects, supervising PhDs, collaborations with History and Public History degree programmes, student internships, dissertation competitions, and running conferences and seminars, including the ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. It also develops historical resources, collaborating with organisations like the British Library, British History Online, the House of Commons Library and Parliamentary Digital Service on oral history and digitisation projects and the creation of open-access, web-based datasets. The Trust is funded by both Houses of Parliament with offices in central London. It is one of the most widely cited and regularly accessed historical resources in the UK, regularly attracting over one million annual visitors to its website and around 200,000 views of its related blog sites covering current research projects.

The 1832-1868 House of Commons project

Continuing the scholarship of previous publications, including the 1820-32 House of Commons volumes, this project is producing biographies of all the 2,591 MPs who sat between the first and second Reform Acts and detailed local studies of all the related 401 constituencies in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It will provide a key resource for political and local historians and all those interested in the United Kingdom’s early democratic development. A survey volume, interpreting the discoveries of the research and exploring the institutional operation of the Commons, is also being prepared. Taking advantage of the many digital resources now available, articles are being produced far more rapidly than previous publications and presented in a new web layout, in which the text will be supported by links to original sources. Parliament dealt with an unprecedented range of social, economic and local issues during this period, and it is hoped that this format will offer gateways into the most relevant digital collections and provide a hub for researchers working within a variety of different fields. A large selection of draft articles can be viewed on the 1832-68 project’s ‘preview’ website.

Alongside research and writing, staff give regular public talks, attend and help organise academic conferences and seminars, collaborate on related research programmes and exhibitions, and respond to public and media inquiries. Social media platforms are used to promote the project and its activities. Further information and shorter articles drawing on the research can be found on The Victorian Commons blog, which also has a twitter feed.

For further particulars about the post and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button

Closing date for applications: 14 June 2024.

Johns Hopkins University (USA:CA) - History and Political Economy Project Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline: Not stated[]

The History and Political Economy Project invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, beginning July 1, 2024, to support their public engagement and scholarly programs.


A key goal of the History and Political Economy Project is to make the lessons of historical scholarship on how neoliberalism has been developed, implemented, and contested around the world available and relevant to audiences beyond the academy. The HPE Project Postdoctoral Fellow will support our existing work and will be responsible for carrying out a public engagement plan that will allow us to disseminate the important historical research being done within our network to broader audiences. With the assistance of our Graduate Fellow and in support of our Co-Directors Christy Thornton and Quinn Slobodian, responsibilities will include:


● Writing and editing posts that highlight the scholarship of our network members, including advisory board members and research grantees, on our website, hpeproject.org .


● Creating and maintaining social media profiles for the HPE Project to share our work.


● Working on our ongoing translation and open-access publishing programs.


● Partnering with existing print and web-based publications to solicit, write, and/or edit content, including establishing regular series or features with popular publications, with the goal of disseminating our network’s research and advancing the public conversation around what the histories of neoliberalism can tell us about new economic futures.


● Helping to organize our regular research conferences, including those that bring together grantees, those that we co-sponsor with other groups and institutions, as well as a major planned conference on global economic governance reform in Washington DC in 2025.


● Convening regular public-facing conversations, both virtual and in-person, between academics, policymakers, and advocates that bring historical perspectives to bear on pressing contemporary topics such as industrial policy, global governance reform, climate governance, inflation and employment, labor internationalism, geoeconomic competition, etc.


● Writing, editing, and publishing concise, accessible dossiers of our conference and event proceedings, online and/or in print, and distributing them to organizations and key individuals such as policymakers and advocates.


Qualifications


● A PhD in history or a related field, conferred no later than June 30, 2024, as well as subject area knowledge relevant to the HPE Project’s focus on global histories of neoliberalism.


● Editorial experience, especially at non-academic magazines, newspapers, and/or web publications, and a working knowledge of and contacts in relevant outlets that bridge academic and public writing.


● Experience with public-facing writing for non-academic and/or policy audiences.


● Interest in career paths related to writing, editing, publishing and/or related fields beyond the academy.


● Strong organizational skills; the ability to self-start to plan and implement projects; strict adherence to deadlines; the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once.


Application Instructions


This is a two-year position, funded by the Open Society Foundation Education & Ideas Collaborative, hosted at Johns Hopkins University. There is no teaching requirement for this fellowship, but teaching opportunities may be available depending on candidate interests. Location is flexible, with the possibility of remote work. Those based in Baltimore will have full access to JHU university resources and the intellectual communities of the History and Sociology Departments as well as programs like the Center for Economy and Society, the Arrighi Center for Global Studies, the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, among others. There is also the possibility of being based at Boston University, with access to the resources of the Pardee School and the Center for Global Development. The position begins July 1, 2024, at a salary rate of $65,000/year plus benefits.


To apply, please submit the following materials via interfolio:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter that speaks to the preferred qualifications above
  • Contact information, including email addresses, for two references (Letters of reference will be requested in early February only for candidates who are selected to interview)
  • A single PDF that lists five (5) links and/or clips of published work by any author that you feel effectively bridges scholarship and broader public audiences, from publications relevant to our mission. Give us a sense of the kind of work you read and appreciate!
  • A sample clip of your own public-facing writing (optional, if available)Questions can be addressed to HPE Project Co-Director Christy Thornton, christy.thornton@jhu.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University (USA:CA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, History of Medicine & the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine - Deadline: 15 March 2024[]

The Department of the History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine (CMHSM), Johns Hopkins University, seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in history of medicine and medical humanities. The fellow will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the department’s online program in the history of medicine (OPHOM) which offers Certificate and MA degrees to part-time learners. The CMHSM is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences across the campuses of Johns Hopkins University to foster innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and to train undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with skills to apply critical social analysis to the understanding of health and disease.

Duties include:

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Work with the OPHOM Director on course pedagogy, lectures, discussion facilitation, and grading

Programming Responsibilities:

  • Work with the CMHSM Director and faculty to organize events and develop new programs based on the fellow’s research interests
  • Liaise with CMHSM faculty and trainees across Johns Hopkins University campuses
  • Develop content for CMHSM's online and social media presence
  • Liaising with OPHOM faculty members, administrators and instructional designers.

The fellow will have protected time to pursue a sustained program of research and writing, mentored by Department and CMHSM faculty, and is expected to make progress towards publication goals.

The term of appointment is two years, beginning July 1, 2024. Salary: $60,000 plus benefits.

Qualifications The successful candidate will have:

  • Defended a PhD in history of medicine or related field by May 31, 2024.
  • A proven record of scholarship and teaching in the history of medicine, humanities and/or social sciences of health and medicine.
  • Previous interactions with health science as well as arts and science campuses
  • A strong research profile.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Application Instructions Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., sample syllabus, and dissertation chapter or other writing sample via Interfolio submission. Applications and related materials are due by Friday, March 15, 2024. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two letters of recommendation. Zoom interviews will be conducted in early April.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace. NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a routine background check.

Salary and benefits details are available here:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/offices/pda/policies.html

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) – The Tabb Center / AGHI Engaged Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship – Deadline: 15 March 2024.[]

The Tabb Center / AGHI Engaged Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to train for a career in public humanities. The one-year position, renewable for a second year, supports public humanities initiatives on and around the Homewood and Peabody campuses in Baltimore and the Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC. During the first fellowship year, the postdoc will assist in the logistical organization, publicizing, web management, and execution of events including individual talks and lecture series, performances, conferences, and exhibitions. If renewed for a second year, the postdoc will also propose and implement programming that enhances the public engagement goals of both the Tabb Center and AGHI.

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center advances original research and public humanities scholarship by connecting faculty, students, staff, and the larger Baltimore and Washington DC communities to the Sheridan Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, and archives. The Center cultivates an exchange of knowledge between JHU and the broader community through participatory action research, community-based oral history initiatives, performances, community-based learning, and a lecture series.

The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI) advances humanities scholarship and teaching and promotes literature, art, philosophy, history, and other cultural studies in Baltimore and beyond. AGHI invites the broader community to engage with JHU professors and students and to participate in public humanities events.

Duties include:

  • TA for the Tabb Center’s Fall 2024 undergraduate course “Storytelling in the Public Sphere,” based in DC and in collaboration with Washington DC cultural institutions.
  • Coordinate and train graduate students to teach AGHI’s Summer Blast courses.
  • Organize and run AGHI’s Humanities in the Village series in Baltimore and support Humanities on the Mall in DC.
  • Support current Tabb Center Public Humanities fellow and assist in advertising for and selecting a subsequent fellow.
  • Provide logistical support for the Tabb Center’s Engaged Humanities speaker series and, if desired, propose and curate a semester-long speaker series of your own
  • Support programming for the Peabody Ballroom Experience, and, if desired, propose and organize a community-based event that supports the ballroom community.
  • Maintain AGHI’s webpage and other social media outlets
  • Propose and develop joint Tabb Center / AGHI programming in Baltimore and/or Washington DC, e.g. a speaker series, oral history project, or other initiative.

The term of appointment is one year, renewable for a second, beginning July 1, 2024. Salary: $62,132 plus benefits.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Defended a PhD in the humanities by May 31, 2024. Applicants may not be more than 6 years past their PhD.
  • Demonstrate scholarly excellence in the humanities, broadly conceived.

Preference given to applicants who:

  • Have experience and demonstrated interest in fostering reciprocal campus-community partnerships to advance the humanities as a public good (e.g., with a library, community organization, archive, gallery, social justice project, or school setting);
  • Engage in work (research, pedagogy, programming) that attends to social differences and structural disparities; have experience and demonstrated interest in social justice, e.g. anti-racist, LGBTQ politics, environmental justice, etc.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit (via Interfolio):

  • A cover letter outlining your background and interest in public humanities initiatives,
  • A C.V., and
  • A diversity statement.

Applications and related materials are due by Friday, March 15, 2024. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two letters of recommendation. Zoom interviews will be conducted in early April with a decision by the end of the month. Questions can be addressed to AGHI@jhu.edu. JHU is an equal-opportunity employer.

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Yeoh Tiong Lay Early Career Fellowship - deadline: 30 May 2024[]

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Early Career Fellow will be based at the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law (YTL), within The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally.  Established in 2013, the Centre holds a reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for the study of legal and political philosophy. Our aim is to illuminate the most pressing questions of our time through the application of rigorous interdisciplinary thought, and to engage policymakers and the wider public in an ongoing conversation on how to create a better society. Our research ranges from more abstract questions, such as those concerning the foundations of freedom and equality, to more applied ones, concerning, for example, the impact of AI or the abuse of human rights.

About the role

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law (YTL) invites applications for the YTL Early Career Fellowship, a 12-month appointment due to commence in September 2024. The Fellowship provides a valuable development opportunity to an early career researcher with exceptional potential in legal or political philosophical research and scholarship.

During the one-year appointment, the YTL Early Career Fellow will develop their research trajectory, with a view to producing a significant piece/body of high-quality publishable research, participate in academic peer-led events, as well as having the opportunity to develop their teaching experience.

Candidates should have a PhD awarded in Law or Philosophy within 5 years of the post start date. Candidates will have research expertise in the area of legal and/or political philosophy and relevant teaching experience including assessing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level would be an advantage. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, and a capacity to foster/contribute to an engaging and supportive research environment.

YTL Early Career Fellow responsibilities will include identifying appropriate grant funding opportunities and supporting the Centre Director and/or senior academics in grant application bids. The Early Career Fellow will be encouraged to produce authored and/or co-authored articles and to identify appropriate sources for publication.  

Other requirements of the role will include attendance and participation at academic events, including internal workshops and seminars, external conferences and relevant training.

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 31/08/2025.

Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x) in the History of Islam and Muslims in Europe (16th–20th c.) - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2024[]

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and supports research on early modern and modern European history and is engaged in furthering the digital humanities.

The IEG invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x)

in the History of Islam and Muslims in Europe (16th–20th c.)


at the earliest possible date. In accordance with the German WissZeitVG the contract is fixed-term and limited to a maximum of five years. Salary: German pay grade TV-L EG 13. Job-sharing is possible.

Your responsibilities

  • Conducting an individual research project in the field of the History of Islam and Muslims in Europe from the 16th to the 20th century. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives on religion as a domain of knowledge, experience and interaction as well as on interreligious dynamics within and beyond Europe.
  • participation in the development of the IEG’s research agenda through publications and research activities
  • mentoring international (doctoral) research fellows
  • organising academic events and working towards consolidating the IEG's international network

We are also happy to see participation in outreach and knowledge transfer activities for non-specialist audiences and appreciate interest in the application of digital tools and methods to historical research.

Your profile

  • completed and outstanding PhD in a field relevant to the job description
  • high quality academic publications in the field of early modern or modern European Islamic and Muslim History
  • internationally oriented academic track record
  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • very good command of English
  • good knowledge of German or willingness to learn German within a reasonable time during the contract period

We offer

  • further training and opportunities to develop your career in a renowned research institute
  • the possibility to shape and expand your academic profile
  • a creative and motivating working environment in an international team

Applications

Please send your application (including CV, transcripts, list of publications and a project outline of no more than 1,000 words) via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 25 February 2024, stating the reference number WMA-EIG-2024; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF). Interviews are scheduled for 25/27 March 2024.

The IEG promotes professional equality between women and men and is committed to reconciling work and family life. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration.

IEG is strongly committed to non-discriminatory practices and encourages applications from individuals who will further expand the diversity of our institute.


For any questions, please contact the research coordinator of the IEG, Dr Joachim Berger (berger@ieg-mainz.de).

Leibniz Institute of European History (DEU) - postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x) in European Jewish History (16th–20th c.) - Deadline: 25 Feb. 2024[]

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and supports research on early modern and modern European history and is engaged in furthering the digital humanities.

The IEG invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x)

in European Jewish History (16th–20th c.)


at the earliest possible date. In accordance with the German WissZeitVG the contract is fixed-term and limited to a maximum of five years. Salary: German pay grade TV-L EG 13. Job-sharing is possible.

Your responsibilities

  • Conducting an individual research project in the field of European Jewish History from the 16th to the 20th century. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives on religion as a domain of knowledge, experience and interaction as well as on interreligious dynamics within and beyond Europe.
  • participation in the development of the IEG’s research agenda through publications and research activities
  • mentoring international (doctoral) research fellows
  • organising academic events and working towards consolidating the IEG's international network

We are also happy to see participation in outreach and knowledge transfer activities for non-specialist audiences and appreciate interest in the application of digital tools and methods to historical research.

Your profile

  • completed and outstanding PhD in a field relevant to the job description
  • high quality academic publications in the field of early modern or modern European Jewish History
  • internationally oriented academic track record
  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • very good command of English
  • good knowledge of German or willingness to learn German within a reasonable time during the contract period

We offer

  • further training and opportunities to develop your career in a renowned research institute
  • the possibility to shape and expand your academic profile
  • a creative and motivating working environment in an international team

Applications

Please send your application (including CV, transcripts, list of publications and a project outline of no more than 1,000 words) via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 25 February 2024, stating the reference number WMA-EJG-2024; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF). Interviews are scheduled for 25/27 March 2024.

The IEG promotes professional equality between women and men and is committed to reconciling work and family life. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration.

IEG is strongly committed to non-discriminatory practices and encourages applications from individuals who will further expand the diversity of our institute.

For any questions, please contact the research coordinator of the IEG, Dr Joachim Berger (berger@ieg-mainz.de).

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 31 May 2024[]

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Applications are invited for an experienced postdoctoral researcher to work on an exciting six-year project examining the history of the unhealthy sponsorship of sport. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Discovery Award, Kicking the Habit: Historicising ‘Addictive’ Sport Sponsorship in Britain, 1965-2025, will map and analyse how three addictive industries - tobacco, alcohol and gambling - have sponsored professional sport. Starting in September 2024, the project is led by Professor Anna Greenwood (University of Nottingham), Professor Alex Mold (LSHTM) and Professor Heather Wardle (University of Glasgow). Each institution will lead a different strand of research, focused on how that industry became historically implicated in sports sponsorship, assessing its causes, ramifications, and impacts. This position is for the alcohol strand working with Professor Mold at LSHTM.

The post holder will have a doctoral degree in a relevant topic and experience of research in the history of public health, addiction, or sport. They will also have contributed towards peer reviewed publications, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to work independently. The successful applicant will have experience of conducting archival research, and in delivering and managing academic events.

The post is full-time, 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 31 August 2030. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available from 1 September 2024.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at LSHTM.

Applications should be made on-line by clicking the 'Apply' button above. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universität München (DEU) - Postdoctoral researcher in Modern Chinese History (m/f/x) - Deadline: 14 Apr. 2024[]

The Institute of Sinology at the Department of Asian Studies (Faculty for the Study of Culture) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich is the largest academic institution for Sinological Studies in southern Germany. With four professors and 15 other scholars, the institute has a broad expertise in China's language, literature, politics and society, history and religion.

We are looking for you: Postdoctoral researcher in Modern Chinese History (m/f/x) in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities: We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on the cultural, social, and political history of either the Republic of China (1912-present) or the People's Republic of China (1949-present). We welcome candidates whose scholarship overlaps with the Institute's current expertise in the non-Sinitic societies of Central Asia and the religious, philosophical, legal and institutional history of late imperial China. However, we are also open to new topics, fields, and methodological approaches. The position is under the supervision of Max Oidtmann, the Chair in Chinese and Central Asian History. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing their own research agenda and teaching undergraduate and MA courses in their fields of expertise. The position carries a teaching obligation of 5 "teaching hours" per semester (a teaching hour = 45 minutes). The postdoctoral researcher may also be assigned administrative tasks at the direction of the Chair.

Your qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. (or Dr. phil) in Chinese History or Sinology at the time of appointment. Fluency in English and a high level of proficiency in Modern Standard Chinese and Literary Sinitic is esstential. Knowledge of German is desirable. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams.

Benefits: Pay is based on TV-L ‘Entgeltgruppe’ E13. The post is full-time (100%) with 40.10 hours per week. The position is to commence on October 1, 2024. The first contract is for two years with possible extensions up to six years. Your workplace will be in the center of Munich and is well connected through public transport. LMU has signed the “Charter of Diversity” and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We actively promote equality between women and men. More information on the Family Service of LMU can be found here, Also possible in a part-time capacity. People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK:ENG) - Research Associate - Deadline: 14 Jan. 2024[]

The Research Associate will be located in the Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy on our Manchester campus within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy brings together the expertise of over 50 academic staff across five distinct research groups: the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage; Materiality, Antiquity, and Archaeology; Histories and Cultures of Conflict; Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Identity; and the Politics Research Group. Staff members have published widely and enjoy considerable reputations in their field.

This is an 2-year 1.0 FTE fixed-term Research Associate post intended to support the work of researchers in the History section. The successful candidate will have a PhD andresearch interests in the fields of modern military history and/or disability history. This represents an outstanding opportunity to lead the development of quality research in the field of modern warfare and/or disability history by preparing bids, developing impact activities, and publishing excellent research. The role will involve supporting the Research Environment Lead for two days a week on bid planning and development, and the lead for the Culture of Disability cluster for two days a week on impact activities for their REF 2028 Impact Case Study. The remaining time would be spent supporting the department's research profile on social media.

About the you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive researcher who has expert knowledge of modern military history, ideally as it relates to religion, and/or of disability history, who is confident in building and supporting internal and external networks that support the needs of the research. The successful candidate will be able to research independently, have experience of supporting engagement activities with a view to generating and recording impact, and be confident in disseminating any findings to research groups and research communities.  

We are seeking a post-doc researcher with the ability to manage complex work, planning and prioritising activity to effectively meet agreed objectives. The successful candidate will be confident in organising and managing the day-to-day progress of research projects. They will be proactive in identifying future research and income-generating activity in either of the areas mentioned above and will be confident in leading bid writing that meets the needs of funders.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

To apply

For further information including the essential and desirable criteria or to apply, click the ‘Apply’ button above.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Dr Kathryn Hurlock (K.Hurlock@mmu.ac.uk).

Maynooth Univrsity (IRL) - Post Doctoral Researcher, History - Deadline: 30 June 2024[]

Department: History

Vacancy ID: 028761

Closing Date: 30-Jun-2024

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work on a major European Research Council funded project. The researcher would lead the project’s investigation into veterancy in interwar India. The project is based in the Arts and Humanities Institute and the History Department at University of Maynooth. This post offers an opportunity to join a dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art research facilities. The project includes funding to support extensive archival work overseas.

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2024) Salary Scale: €43,908 (1 point with increment)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date:  

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 30th June 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (DEU) - Research Scholar - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2024[]

he Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an internationally respected research institute of the Max Planck Society (MPG) with three research departments, several research groups, and a graduate school. At the MPIWG, around three hundred scholars from all over the world investigate the sciences past and present, working together on a collective, collaborative, and transdisciplinary basis. The MPIWG is renowned worldwide as a hub for reflection on the role of the sciences in politics and society. It is located in southwestern Berlin, close to the campus of the Free University Berlin and other research institutions.

The department “Knowledge Systems and Collective Life,” led by Dr. Etienne Benson, seeks to appoint a Research Scholar (m/f/div) for three years, with employment contract, TVöD pay scales (up to level E 14) starting on September 1, 2024.

The newly appointed colleague will join the team of Department II. The department’s research focuses on the co-constitutive relationship between knowledge systems and forms of collective life in both the past and the present. We are particularly interested in scholarship that foregrounds neglected histories, traces cross-cultural connections, engages with diverse publics, expands the boundaries of the political, challenges conventional definitions of science and technology, critically reflects on its own ethical and conceptual commitments, and experiments with new methods and media. The department is currently seeking to expand its work on the role of knowledge making in the formation and dissolution of communities and polities; we are particularly interested in historical research on forms of trust, community, and knowledge that differ radically from those dominant today. Further information about the department can be found here. The working language of the department is English. The workplace is Berlin, Germany.

Your responsibilities:

  • conduct historical research in a field related to the theme “From Trust in Science to Knowledge in Relation” (please consult the description of the theme here)
  • organize a workshop or working group on a related subject
  • assist with the organization of the departmental colloquium and other events and research activities in the department

Your profile:

  • completed PhD in history of science, technology, or medicine or a neighboring field in the humanities and social sciences, including science and technology studies (STS), history, and anthropology (PhD must be in hand at time of application)
  • research proposal and prior research experience related to the theme “From Trust in Science to Knowledge in Relation”
  • record of self-directed research beyond the doctoral thesis
  • interest in developing comparative, cross-cultural, community-engaged, and critically reflective research methods

We offer:

  • access to a travel fund as well as to the library and other institute resources
  • flexible working hours; the opportunity to work from home as arranged with your superior; the opportunity to work part-time
  • annual year-end bonus; occupational pension (VBL); subsidy for public transportation within Berlin or Germany (“Jobticket”); paid leave on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31) in addition to regular annual leave
  • weekly in-house yoga classes; regular information on occupational health management courses offered by our partner health insurance companies
  • access to the wide range of training courses offered by the MPG’s Planck Academy
  • close contact with all research and research support units with the opportunity for direct, personal dialogue
  • an international setting with staff and guests from more than forty countries

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer that strives to foster an inclusive workplace. As an institute of the MPG, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science supports a working community for all free from discrimination and harassment. We explicitly encourage applications from qualified individuals who belong to groups that are often underrepresented in the workplace due to age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or religion.

Please follow the links to find out more about the MPIWG’s policies on gender equality and hiring practices for people with disabilities, as well as Germany’s anti-discrimination laws as outlined in the General Equal Treatment Act.

Your application:

Please submit your application in English with complete documents, preferably without a photograph, through our application portal including cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a research proposal (1,000 words maximum including notes), writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and contact information for two scholars who could submit letters of recommendation if requested.

Applications must be received by January 15, 2024 (23:59 CET). Please note that we can only accept electronic applications submitted through the portal.

Further information about the MPIWG can be found at https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - Research Assistant/ Research Associate (Family History) - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2014[]

NB These posts may not pay enough for sponsorship of some kinds of work visa; please check before applying, especially if you need to bring dependents with you.

This post is fixed term until 29 Jun. 2028

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/ Research Associate with a background and skills in social history, family history, and genealogical research to work on an innovative project entitled Caring Communities: Rethinking Social Care 1800-present, led by PI Dr Claudia Soares, and funded by UKRI.

Caring Communites: Rethinking Children's Social Care 1800-present is an ambitious and innovative research project that uses historical and contemporary sources in innovative ways to generate new understandings about the role, value and meaning of children's care through time, and importantly, offer new ideas about what children's care could look like in the future. The project develops an innovative, interdisciplinary framework that combines approaches from historical research with creative, arts-based methods and participatory practices to provide a major cultural and affective study of children's care between 1800-present.

Your role will focus on the collection and interpretation of historical evidence relating to children's care between 1800-1945. This will include extensive archival, family history and genealogical research. Additionally, you will support the wider team in the delivery of collaborative research that has qualitiative, creative and participatary methods at its core.

You will join a small interdisciplinary team led by the PI, alongside an RA with expertise in qualitative research methods, and a RA with Creative Research/Arts-Based expertise. With support from the PI, you will be required to collaborate with a range of stakeholders, expected to take initiative in your work, and consult with the wider team over the details of the project. You will be expected to attend regular in-person and online project meetings, and to participate fully in the research life of the School.

The project is hosted in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, which has a vibrant and active research culture with particular strengths in interdisciplinary working and supporting the holistic career development of early career colleagues.

You will be provided with academic and pastoral support within the School, and training will be provided to develop your competences. You will benefit from access to the School's mentoring scheme, individual research expense allowance, extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan, and peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort of talented postdoctoral and early career researchers. Newcastle University is a signatory to the Concordat to support researchers' career development which entitles Postdoctoral Research Associates up to 10 days annually of personal career and research development activities.

New York Public Library (USA:NY) - Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship - Deadline: 15 July 2024[]

The Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar program at The New York Public Library promotes excellence in LGBTQ+ studies by supporting scholars engaged in original, archivally-based research.

The fellowship is open to established and emerging scholars, both academics and independent scholars. The selected scholar will receive $25,000 to fund their research at the Library. They will be expected to utilize the LGBTQ collections at NYPL, though it is not expected they confine themselves to those collections. Applicants should propose to be researching at the Library for at least three months between September 2024–June 2025.

Fellowship Timeline

Application deadline: July 15, 2024

Award announced: August 16, 2024

Application Guidelines

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should email the following as a single PDF file to Jason Baumann, Susan and Douglas Dillon Director for Collection Development at The New York Public Library: jasonbaumann@nypl.org.

  • Research proposal of 5–10 pages
  • Proposed schedule of the research to be completed
  • Updated CV
  • Example of your research (article or book chapter)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Note that the recipient will be required to give a public talk at the Library on their work as part of the fellowship. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with the right to work in the United States.

Selection Process and Criteria

Applications are reviewed by a committee of archivists, specialists, and curators who are familiar with NYPL and peer collections, as well as trends in LGBTQ+ studies. Applications are evaluated based on their originality, contribution to the scholarship, use of archives, and the potential impact of the funding on furthering the project.

For more information see our website: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/martin-duberman-visiting-fellowship


North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC (biological anthropology postdoc, review begins Feb 15)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar (non-tenure track) appointment to begin fall 2024. The Teaching Scholar should specialize in biological anthropology with a preference for scholars with training in human skeletal variation or bioarchaeology. The candidate should be able to teach upper division courses such as human osteology, paleopathology, and human variation, and have experience teaching introductory biological anthropology courses. Successful applicants should demonstrate motivation to teach and mentor undergraduate students and show evidence of an ability to publish research in their substantive specialty. The Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two courses each semester and pursue their own research agenda. This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal. Postdoc appointments cannot exceed five years.

Qualifications: Candidate qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of employment awarded no more than five years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

To Apply: All applicants must apply online by going to http://jobs.ncsu.edu and reference position  PG191155PD

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae with contact information for three references and a cover letter that includes a teaching statement.

* This is a separate search from the TT hire in biological anthropology

Open University (UK:Eng) Postdoctoral Research Assistant - History of Prejudice - Deadline: 16 Feb. 2024[]

Location :  Milton Keynes

Terms: Full time – 37 hours per week. Fixed term contract until 30 September 2026

Closing Date :  16 February 2024, 12:00(noon)

Interview Date: expected to take place 1 March 2024

Role requirements

Whilst it will be possible for the successful applicant to work from home for the majority of the time, the post holder will be expected to be able to attend the Milton Keynes site occasionally for meetings. They will also be expected to travel within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to carry out archival and interview research.

Due to funder and project requirements the successful candidate will need to be available to take up the post in April 2024.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the “Anti-Catholicism in the UK since 1945: An interdisciplinary study of prejudice” project in the following main ways:

  • Undertake desk, library, and archival research on the history of anti-Catholicism in the UK since the Second World War
  • Collaborate closely with other team members in the analysis of research data bringing together historical and psychological methodologies
  • Contribute to the management of the project, through the organization of meetings and travel, the storage of research data and the development of a website
  • Be lead author of at least one refereed journal article and a contributing author to the final project monograph

Skills and experience

Applicants should:

  • Have a first degree in History or a closely related discipline
  • Have a PhD demonstrating research excellence in historical research methodologies appropriate to the study of the 20th century UK
  • Be committed to interdisciplinary research
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively, collegially, adaptively and responsively with others, and to give/ receive constructive feedback
  • Have an ability to plan and organize their own work to ensure deadlines are met

More information is available in the Job Description.

For further details and context, please contact John Wolffe john.wolffe@open.ac.uk,  the academic lead for this project.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Donna Elstob at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference 21449.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please click the 'Apply' button.

Northumbria University (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow on ESRC Funded Grant 'An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK' - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2024[]

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI) funded project, ‘An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK’. The research spans the period 1880 to the present.

The post will be predominantly based on maintaining relations with the ten project partners of the grant and dissemination of the findings of the project, including enhancing its social impact and knowledge exchange. It will also involve analysis of the archival data that has been collected, predominantly through content and discourse analysis. Training will be provided for this. The successful applicant will also participate in the scholarly dissemination of the results of the research through workshops, conferences and webinars. They will also assist in the writing up of academic papers from the grant. Occasional archival research may be requested, with assistance provided to the PI.

You will have a PhD in modern history, and a background in archival research. We accept candidates from all areas of history, but are particularly interested in those with a background in business history or modern social and economic history. Candidates are expected to be highly conversant in digital and social media as the successful applicant will be responsible for the website, blog, podcasts and social media platforms of the project. You should have strong intercommunication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to converse with practitioner and academic audiences. You should demonstrate a capacity to learn new software and IT platforms and be able to manage and analyse a large collection of image and text files of archival documents.

For more information, please see the person specification.

Working alongside the PI Professor Michael Heller (Northumbria University), and CI Professor Michael Rowlinson (University of Exeter), the position offers exciting opportunities for the development of historical research skills in business and professional archives, publishing in leading global journals, and career development. With a focus on social impact and knowledge exchange, the position also furnishes opportunities to work alongside major corporations, professional associations, and the British Library.

This is a fixed term contract, lasting 16 months.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Michael Heller at michael.heller@northumbria.ac.uk (no applications should be sent by email to this address)

Please note this holder of this position can be based either on our Newcastle City Campus or Northumbria University London Campus.

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (UK:Eng) - Research Fellowships in the History of Islam in South Asia - Dedline: 24 Jun. 2024[]

Research Fellowships in the History of Islam in South Asia

Applications are invited for up to two Research Fellowships associated with the Centre’s research project “An Atlas of Social and Intellectual History of Muslims in South Asia”.

The Atlas Project:

The Atlas covers the history and geographical spread of social and intellectual movements in the Islamic world. It presents a visual representation of how ideas and individuals moved within and between different Muslim societies, how they responded to changes in economic and political conditions, and the scholarly and religious movements they inspired. The South Asia volume studies the arrival of Islam in the region through trade and military incursions and the eventual establishment of polities such as the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire. It shows patterns of Muslim settlements, establishment of teaching centres, various educational and philosophical trends, networks of scholars and Sufi orders, and the different routes for disseminating scholarship. This entails a detailed presentation, for the whole region, of intellectual genealogies mapped for different Sufi orders and scholars. The maps and charts illustrate the ruptures, as well as continuous evolution, in the spread of Muslim thought in this region for nearly eight centuries of history. 162 maps and 142 charts show the interconnected networks of transmission of ideas, texts and individuals. The maps depict these interconnections across space, while the charts show the intellectual genealogies and their cross-connections over time. They are accompanied by 109 tables providing further information. The accompanying text of about 200,000 words would provide the key conclusions that can be drawn from the maps and charts.

Section Criteria:

Candidates most meet the following criteria:

  • Qualifications and demonstrable ability to carry out research, and to contribute to the design and delivery of the Centre’s Atlas Project on the history of Islam in South Asia from the 13th to the 19th century;
  • Research experience in any aspect of the social and intellectual history of South Asian Islam;
  • Familiarity with the research languages, particularly Persian and Urdu.

Responsibilities of the Research Fellows:

  • The primary responsibility of the Research Fellows will be to assist with the finalization of the text, maps, and charts for the Atlas.
  • The Fellows will be full members of the Centre’s Common Room and will participate in the academic and social life of the Centre.

Background to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

About the Centre

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is incorporated by Royal Charter and is registered as a charity (number 293072). The Patron of the Centre is HM the King. The Centre was founded in 1985 with the aim of encouraging a better understanding of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies through learning and scholarship. To this end, the Centre supports students and post-doctoral researchers, hosts lectures and seminars, and maintains a well-equipped library. The Centre’s website, which provides full details of the Centre’s work, is at www.oxcis.ac.uk.

How to apply:

Your application should contain:

  • A letter of application which provides evidence as to how your skills and past experience meet the selection criteria;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Names of two referees, who you should ask to write directly to the HR Advisor at the Centre before the closing date of the applications.

Click on the Apply button to apply by Monday, 24 June 2024.

Applicants will require proof of their right to work in the UK.

Paul Revere Memorial Association (USA:MA) Short-Term Research Fellowship in Black History or Indigenous History - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2024[]

Paul Revere Memorial Association Short-Term Research Fellowship in Black History or Indigenous History


In preparation for our celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Paul Revere Memorial Association seeks proposals for short-term research fellowships on topics related to Black or Indigenous history in Boston’s North End neighborhood. We are currently accepting proposals for research that will take place in the summer of 2024 or in the 2024-2025 academic year.


The Paul Revere Memorial Association (PRMA) owns and operates the Paul Revere House Museum and an adjacent visitor center, and our site includes buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The PRMA will use the research to enrich our interpretation of our properties for the general public, our school programs and teacher resources, and our adult programs. This may include updates to our on-site interpretation, blog posts, articles for our quarterly newsletter and our website. The researcher would be encouraged to work with the Association in developing some of these products.


Due to the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and the 400th of the founding of Boston, we are especially interested in proposals related to the period between 1600 and 1800. However, proposals related to any time period will be considered. Between the three buildings on our site, we interpret extant residences that were lived in from the 17th through mid- 20th centuries. We are interested in projects that would shed light either the general population or specific individuals in the North End or on our site.


The fellow would be awarded $6,000 for eight weeks of full-time research or the equivalent amount of part-time research over a longer period of time. We will also consider proposals for a longer or shorter project, with the award pro-rated as appropriate. Limited information may be available in the PRMA’s own collections, including information from previous archaeological excavations of the site, but the bulk of research is likely to be in other institutions’ collections. The physical location of the fellowship (remote or on-site) is flexible dependent on research needs.


Apply by March 1 for priority consideration; proposals will be considered on a rolling basis after this date. To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to Tegan Kehoe, Research and Adult Program Director, at staff@paulreverehouse.org. The letter should be one to three pages and describe the topic or research question, and how this project will advance your career or your larger research goals. If your research is informed by your own relationship to a group that you study, we encourage you to include this information.


We welcome proposals from academic or public historians at any stage of career, including current students who have completed at least an M.A. degree. We strive to be an inclusive organization at all levels, and welcome proposals from scholars who identify as part of groups that are underrepresented in the history and museum fields.

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (DEU) - Fellowship on slavery in the United States from the colonial period through the American Civil War - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2024[]

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, in partnership with the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS), proudly announce the Fourth Bonn-Yale-Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Fellowship. The Bonn Center hosts the Cluster of Excellence "Beyond Slavery and Freedom. Asymmetric Dependencies in Pre-modern Societies," funded by the German Excellence Strategy.

Named after the African scholar Anton Wilhelm Amo, this residential fellowship is based in Germany and is open to all scholars with expertise in racial slavery in the United States from the colonial period through the American Civil War. Applicants MUST have received their PhD prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are encouraged to apply. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Bonn, Germany, from October 2024 through September 2025. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2024. The fellowship is administered through the BCDSS and application materials must be sent to Bonn; details are below.

The Fellow is a member of the Heinz Heinen Kolleg – Center for Advanced Study at the BCDSS that hosts 10 international scholars whose research focuses on various forms of slavery or severe asymmetrical dependency throughout human history and in various cultural contexts. In addition to working on his or her own research project, the Fellow will teach one course related to their research and hold related office hours for students. Ideally, the Fellow will also complete a significant publication during their residency. The Fellow is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the BCDSS and the larger university community. The Fellow will offer one public presentation during their tenure at Bonn which is recorded for a podcast.

Anton Wilhelm Amo was born around 1700 on the African Gold Coast in the town of Axim in present-day Ghana. He was brought to Germany by the Dutch West India Company in 1707 as and enslaved child and given as a gift to Duke August Wilhelm and Ludwig Rudolf von Wolfenbüttel. Amo was the first African-born person known to have attended a European university. He obtained a doctorate degree in philosophy and held lectures at the universities of Halle and Jena. Having spent forty years of his life in Germany, Amo returned to his place of birth where he died after 1753.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Postdoctoral Researchers
  • Senior Scholars

with expertise in racial slavery in the United States from the colonial period through the American Civil War.

The fellowship comprises

  • a monthly stipend of
    • € 2,400 for postdocs (up to four years after the dissertation),
    • € 3,000 for postdocs (more than four years after the dissertation, assistant/associate professors),
    • € 3,600 for full professors;
  • travel allowance (outward and return journey);
  • basic accommodation;
  • a working space including a desktop computer at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies;
  • the opportunity to organize a workshop in Bonn and apply for its funding;
  • support in organizational matters upon arrival;
  • support in finding day care for children.

How to apply

The application consists of the following documents:

  • For Postdoctoral Fellows:
    • a statement (max. 4 pages) outlining the candidate's academic interest in the field of dependency and slavery studies; a project description; the relevance for the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies; the preferred time period to be spent in Bonn
    • the candidate's concise Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
    • a list of principal publications
    • two letters of recommendation (sent separately to application[at]dependency.uni-bonn.de)
  • For Senior Fellows
    • a statement (max. 4 pages) outlining the candidate's academic interest in the field of dependency and slavery studies; a project description; the relevance for the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies the preferred time period to be spent in Bonn
    • the candidate's concise Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
    • a list of principal publications

Please send your complete application documents in English, combined into one single PDF file to application[at]dependency.uni-bonn.de. Applications are due April 15, 2024 and the winner will be notified by May 31, 2024. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

For further inquiries, please contact Sarah Dusend at BCDSS (researchandstudy@dependency.uni-bonn.de) or Michelle Zacks at GLC (michelle.zacks@yale.edu).

Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoc in Gender and Science - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2024[]

  • Postdoctoral Associate in Gender and Science, to begin on 1 July 2024
  • We seek emergent scholars pursuing research at the intersection of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Science and Technology Studies. Focus on medicine and/or reproduction is a plus.
  • Teaching load: 1/1. The successful applicant will teach a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar (FWIS) related to their research during their first semester at Rice. Examples of FWIS courses can be found at https://pwc.rice.edu/current-course-descriptions-spring. The successful applicant will also be expected to teach SWGS 303 “Gender and Science” during their tenure at Rice University. In other semesters, the postdoctoral associate will work with the CSWGS director on their teaching assignment, with the possibility of teaching a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar, a core course in the CSWGS major, or an elective course of their own design.
  • Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2024. Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as Science and Technology Studies.
  • The Postdoctoral Associate will receive an annual salary of $70,000 and a $3,000 one-time stipend for research and/or relocation to Houston. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence in Houston no later than August 1, 2024.
  • Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, 3-page CV, 1000-word research project proposal, writing sample (chapter-length, approximately 25 pages), one-page course proposal for a one-semester First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar related to the applicant’s research, and three letters of recommendation
  • Combine all materials except the letters of recommendation into one PDF. Have the letters of recommendation sent separately to jobs@rice.edu. Apply: https://emdz.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2001/job/3165.
  • Deadline: 10 Feb. 2024

Rice University (USA:TX) - Postdoc in Ethics of Technology - Deadline: 10 Feb. 2024[]

  • Postdoctoral Associate in Ethics of Technology, to begin on 1 July 2024
  • We seek emergent scholars pursuing research on the ethics of technology and/or the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
  • Teaching load: 1/1. During their first semester at Rice, the successful applicant will teach either a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar (FWIS) related to their research or a section of PHIL 150: Technology, Society and Value. Examples of FWIS courses can be found at https://pwc.rice.edu/current-course-descriptions-spring, and a brief course description for PHIL 150 can be found at https://courses.rice.edu/courses/courses/!SWKSCAT.cat?p_action=COURSE&p_term=202420&p_crn=25610. In other semesters, the successful applicant will work with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy on their teaching assignment.
  • Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2024. Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in Philosophy and the ethics of technology.
  • The Postdoctoral Associate will receive an annual salary of $70,000 and a $3,000 one-time stipend for research and/or relocation to Houston. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence in Houston no later than August 1, 2024.
  • Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, 3-page CV, 1000-word research project proposal, writing sample (chapter-length, approximately 25 pages), one-page course proposal for a one-semester First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar related to the applicant’s research, and three letters of recommendation
  • Combine all materials except the letters of recommendation into one PDF. Have the letters of recommendation sent separately to jobs@rice.edu. Apply: https://emdz.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2001/job/3184.
  • Deadline: 10 Feb. 2024

The Royal Institution (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Freer Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Science (UK:Eng)] - SHORT Deadline: 14 May 2024[]

Accountable to: Head of Collections

Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London with the opportunity for some remote working

Contract type: 2 year Fixed Term Contract, full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £39,000 - £40,500 per annum

Additional £1,000 annual discretionary stipend for conference and archival research fees

The Fellowship is  funded by the Philip Freer Trust and is non-renewable.

Background The Royal Institution (Ri) created two lecture programmes in 1825 – CHRISTMAS LECTURES and Friday Evening Discourse, which continue to the present day.  Both these programmes are significant, not only for their longevity, but for the role they have played in science communication to audiences since 1825. The CHRISTMAS LECTURES were created specifically for a juvenile audience at a time when there was little scientific education for children. The Discourses were developed, before Peer Reviewing, as a way to highlight new and emerging scientific and cultural developments to the public, with many ‘firsts’ taking place in the Ri lecture as a result (e.g., display of photography, showing of moving images, recording and playback of sound, announcement of the discovery of the electron ).

While these anniversaries are uniquely the Ri’s, they have also gone beyond our walls. Many of the lectures from both programmes were undertaken by external scientists and figures from UK culture, rather than Ri employees, though the contribution of Faraday was very substantial. The programmes themselves reveal the nature of collaborative science and the need to work across organisations to inform the public about scientific developments.  They vividly show the development of the Ri’s unparalleled expertise in public scientific demonstration.

The start of the programmes in 1825 is very much the beginning of the story. The scientific and cultural developments that were demonstrated over the subsequent 200 years provide a wealth of material to be investigated, researched and celebrated.

About the role This is an exciting new 2 year opportunity to complete publishable research, integrate into the history of science community and establish a programme of outreach activities.

If you are an outstanding early career researcher, this role will give you the opportunity to increase your research and outreach experience within a prominent science communication institution and develop your CV.

You will:

  • lead research into the Royal Institution’s two prominent lecturing programmes first established in 1825, the Christmas Lecture and Discourse programmes.
  • communicate through academic networks and the production of papers/talks the history of science communication at the Royal Institution as part of our celebrations of the 200th anniversary of these lecture programmes.
  • work with colleagues and partners to assist with the development and implementation of outreach activities centred on these two anniversaries

This will involve:

  • Familiarising yourself with the history of the Christmas Lectures and Discourses and the relevant Ri archival resources; this would include adding to and annotating the index and timeline of lectures and discourses and assisting with the creation of the index of experimental demonstrations in the two programmes.
  • Assisting in the organisation of an Advisory Group of experts drawn from UK history of science and science communication disciplines.
  • Helping to develop activities/events and suggest further ideas, including partnerships with academic institutions and possible sponsorship projects.  
  • Develop a network of organisations/institutions including universities which relate to the Ri’s history of science communication through Christmas Lectures and Discourses. Facilitate any potential joint projects or opportunities that may arise.
  • Assisting and facilitating cross-departmental design and creation of celebratory and outreach activities; including the creation of web pages on the history of the two programmes, social media projects, Ri based lectures and workshops, temporary exhibition material, print materials
  • Publicising the significance and role of the development of science communication over the last 200 years at the Ri through the Christmas Lectures and Discourses programmes, engaging with the history of science and science communication communities.  This might take the form of conference attendance, poster sessions, presentations, articles in journals such as History Today, society newsletters

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in highlighting the history of the Ri and its place in science and culture and to work in a dynamic and exciting organisation.

About you This role offers an outstanding early career opportunity for strengthening your experience in working across academic, scientific, and public institutions to assist in delivering a range of programmes and funded opportunities.

As successful applicant, you must be a researcher from the history of science community. You are eligible if you are a British citizen/national, regardless of where your doctorate was obtained. You may also apply if you have a doctorate from a UK university, but are not a British citizen, if you have the right to work in the UK.

You must be of ‘Early Career Status’ meaning that you must apply within 5 years of the date of your successful viva voce examination (between 1 April 2019 and 1 April 2024).

We may consider applicants with greater academic experience if you can demonstrate significant connection with public outreach in science communication.

About the Ri The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. The Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world.

The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including almost 1.5m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together.

In our historic Grade I listed Mayfair building, discoveries were made that literally changed the world. Today it acts as base for the Ri team and tenants as well as a busy and vibrant event space for private and corporate events.

How to apply Please download the job description and personal specification below and email the following to recruitment@ri.ac.uk:

  • an up to date CV
  • Covering letter indicating how your previous experience relates to the role's person specification and the communication of science history.
  • A plan and proposal for an event/lecture organised to celebrate an aspect of the 200th anniversaries of the Christmas Lectures and Discourses or the history of science communication at the Ri. This plan can be accompanied by a video, not more than 2 minutes long.

All written application materials should be in PDF format and all files should be clearly labeled to include your name and title of the document.

Application Deadline: 9.00am on Tuesday 14 May 2024

Interviews are planned for: w/c 3 June 2024

If you have any questions you would like to ask before applying for this Fellowship please contact Charlotte New, Head of Heritage and Collections (cnew@ri.ac.uk).

San Diego State University (USA:CA) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for War and Society - Deadline: 15 June 2024[]

The Center for War and Society at San Diego State University seeks a historian to serve as its postdoctoral Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Research Partner Fellow. With over 80,000 missing personnel unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, the DPAA's mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting to their families and the nation. The DPAA Research Partner Fellow will support the Agency’s mission through conducting research and analysis that may include, but is not limited to, historical research and writing, data organization and management, digital humanities projects, GIS, foreign language translation, and public history work.

The position is funded for two years and requires residency at San Diego State University. Strong writing and data collection/analysis skills, along with an ability to collaborate with others, are required. Researchers with expertise in twentieth-century Military History, History of Science, Public History, Archeology, and/or modern Pacific or European History are encouraged to apply. Practical experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred, but not required: ArcGIS, large-scale data projects, foreign language translation, and/or digital humanities. The DPAA Research Partner Fellowship requires a time commitment of 40 hours per week on DPAA-related work and outreach activities. The Fellow is expected to maintain a presence on campus and will be provided with an office and full access to SDSU libraries. The Fellow will be asked to teach one public history course per year the SDSU Department of History and may oversee interns or volunteers to assist with their projects. Possible courses would include: history and memory, digital history, public history methods and theory, oral history, material culture, and museum studies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A PhD in History or terminal degree in a related discipline
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated time management

Preferred Qualifications

  • ArcGIS, geospatial data visualization
  • Experience in creating/managing large data sets
  • Foreign language skills

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of two (2) references as one PDF file to Gregory Daddis at gdaddis@sdsu.edu no later than 15 June 2024. Our aim is to have the qualified and selected candidate sign a contract starting on 15 August 2024.

Smith College (USA:MA) - Post-doctoral Fellowship in Latinx/a/o Studies - Deadline: 24 June 2024[]

The Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in conjunction with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS) Program at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, benefits eligible Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin August 1st, 2024. We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar of Latinx/a/o Studies, who primarily works through the perspectives of the social sciences. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and should be able to demonstrate a community-based/engaged teaching portfolio and an active research agenda with/in Latinx/a/o communities. Candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply.

Teaching obligations include two four-credit undergraduate courses per year (or equivalent) as well as programming and curricular building in the Conway Center and the Latinx minor. We are particularly interested in scholars of Latinx/a/o Studies with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: solidarity economies, microfinance and feminist economies, and transregional grassroots economics. The Conway Center and the LALS program value research and pedagogical inquiries that consider global contexts, gender and racial justice, and enduring historical inequities within the discipline. We expect that teaching responsibilities will be centered on developing courses on the candidate’s research areas of interest while actively contributing to fostering interactions between the pedagogical missions of the Conway Center and the LALS program.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. On these links, candidates may access details about the Conway Center and the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/147050 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity/inclusion statement and three letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked for additional materials (writing sample and sample syllabi). Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2024.

Tulane University, Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow - Deadline 15 Feb. 2024[]

Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tulane University

With the support of the Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminar program, the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University seeks applications for a one-year Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in reproductive justice and rights. The Fellow will be housed in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program in the School of Liberal Arts and will be affiliated with the Newcomb Institute.  The Fellow will play a leading role in organizing, administering, and participating in our Mellon Sawyer Seminar titled, “The New Green Wave: Reproductive Justice in the Gulf South and Beyond.”  We seek a scholar whose research focuses on reproductive rights, health, and justice in the humanities and/or the arts and whose focus addresses heteropatriarchy, slavery, colonialism, imperialism, racism, capitalism, or other oppressive structures and regimes. The seminar series will offer an international, comparative perspective on the past and present dynamics of reproductive health and reproductive justice. Given the seminar’s interdisciplinary and comparative framework, we welcome applicants from any discipline in the humanities whose research intersects with the concerns of the seminar. The Fellow is required to be in residence during the fellowship’s duration and to be an active participant in the seminar. Primary responsibilities will be to conduct original research on a topic related to reproductive rights, health, or justice; coordinate the planning and scheduling of seminar events; attend and participate in the seminar and other activities; consult regularly with the Principal Investigators and seminar organizers; engage with seminar participants and visiting scholars;  write content for the project website, blog, and social media; workshop an article or book chapter in progress as part of one of the events. The Fellowship carries a nine-month appointment. To apply, candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree.

·       The successful candidate will hold a Postdoctoral Associate position which carries a nine-month appointment beginning on August 1, 2024. To apply, candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree after June 30, 2018 and before July 31, 2024.

·       Application Instructions

  • To apply, please provide the selection committee with the following documentation at this link: apply.interfolio.com/138588.
  • Cover letter outlining relevant research and programming experience, interest in and contribution to the Sawyer Seminar, date your Ph.D. was/will be completed, and Tulane faculty you would like to engage.
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation

The application deadline is February 15, 2024, 11:59 PM (EST).

University of Vienna Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies, Petrarch in Global Translation Project - Deadline: 15 May 2024[]

Petrarch in Global Translation: A Genealogy of Western Love (PGT) is a collaborative humanities project across languages and national borders that is investigating the foundational conception of Western love as codified by Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

The project will explore the extent to which Petrarchan norms are useful and adaptive models both within and outside of the Western tradition from which they arose. By re-engaging with the practice of Petrarchism, which has spawned centuries of literary production and critical reception, PGT proposes a simultaneously theoretical and experimental, historical and systematic approach to identifying a dominant poetics of love.

This is a two-year position that will be based at the University of Vienna, and the appointment will begin September 2024. The ideal candidate should have Italian literature, culture or history as one of their primary fields of research, although candidates in related fields may also be considered, provided they have a strong knowledge of Italian and English. There is no teaching associated with the postdoctoral position, but the fellow will be asked to conduct research on several specific questions to support the PGT research agenda as a whole, in addition to pursuing their own research project related to our general topic. 10% of the postdoctoral fellowship’s time will be dedicated to scholarly coordination and programming. Among the topics [but not limited to these only] that the fellow might be asked to research are the following:

  • The global impact of Petrarch through an investigation of how Petrarch’s Canzoniere circulated throughout the world
  • Traces of Petrarchanism in modern art/culture (music, painting, cinema)
  • Material for the project website, i.e. adding resources, critical essays, sources or integrating tools
  • Literature review on contemporary thinking about the relationship between love and sexuality/gender identity, e.g. how social scientists are writing about/studying love today
  • The reception, reproduction, or “travelling” of Petrarchan formsacross genres and media
  • Future topics that may arise from our research

Job Requirements

  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in Italian/Romance Studies, Italian/European Renaissance History, or related disciplines
  • Research competence and initiative proven through publications
  • Excellent knowledge of Italian and English
  • IT skills
  • Experience in project management

Your application includes

  • Letter of Intent
  • Academic CV with list of publications and doctoral certificate
  • Summary of your research interests including a short proposal of the project you intend to pursue with PGT (max. 500 words)
  • Names and contact details for two letters of recommendation

Please send your application in a single document/PDF until May 15, 2024 to: pgt.romanistik@univie.ac.at

Any questions about the application should be addressed to: marion.kratochvill@univie.ac.at

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) Research Fellow - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2023[]

Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £36,024

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

The Department of History at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow to work with Dr Klaus Richter. The role is for a 31-month period. We would like the successful candidate to start on 1st of June 2024.This post is part of the research project ‘Subjectivities of Owning Land. Land Redistribution and the Nation State in the Baltics Across the 20th Century’, funded by the DFG and AHRC as part of the UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities as a cooperation with PD Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute, Marburg).

You will have a PhD degree (or be nearing completion) in in history or in a history-adjacent discipline. Ideally, you have experience in oral-history methods. Once in post, you will carry out oral-history research of post-1990 land privatisation in either Estonia or Latvia. Accordingly, you will have fluent language skills in either Estonian or Latvian. If successful, you will be based at the University of Birmingham, but you will also carry out fieldwork in the Baltics and disseminate research findings at international conferences. You will be part of an international research team. As such, you will be involved in all aspects of the research, including developing the research infrastructure, contributing to publications and presentations, and disseminating findings to both academic and non-academic audiences. The team are committed to supporting your career development.

The University of Birmingham is consistently highly ranked in the UK university league tables and is in the top 100 of universities globally. You will join a vibrant community of researchers in the field of modern history, including academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD researchers.

Informal enquires to: Klaus Richter, email: k.richter@bham.ac.uk

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) Research Fellow (EPIC) - Deadline: 21 May 2024[]

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract up to December 2026


The successful candidate will be a research fellow on EPIC, a Wellcome Discovery Award project on epistemic injustice in healthcare.  You will research the notion of epistemic injustice under the supervision of Professor Matthew Broome in the Institute of Mental Health, School of Psychology.

Main Duties

  • Work within the EPIC project (epistemic injustice in healthcare), to study, clarify & operationalise the notion of epistemic injustice.
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques & methods for the study of epistemic injustice.
  • Develop & lead an empirical case study in epistemic injustice in young people with psychosis.
  • Apply expertise in relevant areas of psychology & psychiatry, including qualitative research, philosophy of medicine/psychiatry & ethics.
  • Analyse & interpret research findings & results from existing literature & project case studies.
  • Contribute to the organisation of Birmingham-based project events, including workshops & international conferences.
  • Input into some postgraduate teaching as part of the IMH/School of Psychology, e.g., the Philosophy & Ethics module of the MSc Mental Health.
  • Promote equality & diversity & act as a role model by fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification

  • First degree in Philosophy, Psychology or Medicine, and with a PhD (or one near to completion).
  • High level analytical capability.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones.
  • Skilled in both qualitative research methods and in philosophy and ethics of mental health.
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively.
  • Experience of working with young people with psychotic experiences.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
  • Capacity to contribute to the planning and organising of the project activities (research, dissemination, and public engagement.)
  • Capacity to co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, in a team and to engage meaningfully with team members from other disciplines.
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

Pre-employment OH&DBS

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance prior to appointment.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Matthew Broome, m.r.broome@bham.ac.uk.

University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College (UK:Eng) - Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship 2024-25 - Deadline: 26 Feb. 2024[]

Gonville & Caius College invites applications for research in one of the following fields:

  • Biblical studies, including Rabbinics and Patristics
  • The comparative study of religion
  • Ancient Eastern languages and literature
  • The History and Social Anthropology of West Asia and/or the Middle East prior to c1750

The Bye-Fellowship is a limited-term appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments. This one-year position is open to established researchers, including those on leave or on secondment from university posts. The successful candidate will have done a minimum of three years of research since their PhD and will normally have produced significant published work. The Bye-Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2024 (or such other date as may be agreed with the successful candidate).

The post cannot be held in conjunction with any other appointment or award, but a limited amount of paid College teaching, and occasional lecturing and examining are normally allowed.

The Bye-Fellowship comes with a possible stipend of up to £30,000. Up to ten free meals per week in College will also be provided. The College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy), subject to availability. The Bye-Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge, but research trips may be permitted. The funds may be used to supplement an existing salary, pay pension contributions, or as a research grant.

The Applications Process

To view further particulars and apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

Your application should include:

1. A curriculum vitae

2. A covering letter indicating:

(a) Education, qualifications and a list of publications

(b) Appointment and awards held

(c) Stipend or other financial assistance receivable after 1 October 2024

(d) Any appointments or awards applied for and not yet decided

(e) Subject of proposed research and outline of programme (no more than 1,000 words)

(f) Any plans for travel or publications, with estimated cost

(g) Any other evidence that the candidate may wish to submit (no more than 500 words)

3. Please also arrange for two referees to send a reference for you directly to Debbie Hogg, HR Administrator, at careers@cai.cam.ac.uk, to arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 26 February 2024. (References will not be accepted if they are received directly from candidates.)

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 26 February 2024.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Global (African) History - Deadline: 2 Jun. 2024[]

The Faculty of History and Lucy Cavendish College invite applications for a three-year fixed term Fellowship, as part of the Isaac Newton Trust's Academic Career Development Fellowship programme. This is the ideal role for an Early Career Researcher and we are looking for a candidate who holds a PhD or has recently submitted their dissertation for such a qualification. It is expected that candidates will have fewer than 3 years' experience post-PhD/equivalent, exclusive of any career breaks.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support and maintain the Collegiate University's international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Fellow will develop an independent research profile, carrying out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff which will provide substantial scope for originality, interpretation and presentation of results. The Fellow will 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 Faculty and College.

The Fellow will contribute to research and teaching within History, specialising in Global (African) History. For one third of their time, the Fellow will develop and pursue their own research projects within this broad subject area. They will also take on a teaching load across undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in the Faculty, as appropriate to their area of specialism. At the undergraduate level, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to teaching, depending on their own field of expertise.

For one third of their time, the Fellow will contribute to College teaching (supervision) at Lucy Cavendish College in relevant undergraduate papers, if they are taken by their students, or use their required hours of teaching to trade with other Colleges in order to secure supervision for their students. This would include the paper "Introduction to Historical Thinking," which is taught solely within Colleges. They would also be expected to act as Director of Studies for students in at least one year of the History and joint History Triposes. The successful candidate will become a Fellow of the College, which will include trustee duties.

We are looking for a candidate with expertise in Global History research and a focus on African History. You should have a good record of publications, conference presentations, grants and research experience and be keen to continually update your specialist knowledge via continuous professional development.

You should have the ability to build relationships and engage with diverse external audiences, stakeholders and students. In particular you should show empathy with students and be able to teach at both UG and PG level. You should be able be able to lead a team of supervisors and be prepared to complete the necessary HR training for the role as Fellow, DoS and Supervisor.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Research Fellowship Black Identity or Heritage - Deadline: 14 Jun. 2024[]

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30th September 2025 in the first instance.

The McDonald Institute invites applications for the third annual Fellowship in archaeology (broadly defined) aimed at candidates of Black Identity or Heritage. The McDonald Institute aims to nurture excellence in the discipline of archaeology regardless of background and in pursuit of diverse knowledges, approaches and practices. We recognise that persistent structural inequalities disadvantage people from Black backgrounds and communities, including within higher education and academic research. As such, we are keen to enable underrepresented early career researchers of Black Identity or Heritage to develop their portfolio of research experience and to thrive in academia. This one-year postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to attract research excellence and we will provide the Fellows with training, mentorship and support to drive their careers forward and to generate a more diverse pipeline of future talent. In addition to salary, the Fellow will be entitled to up to £2,500 relocation costs and £5,000 training and research costs. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to apply through open competition for up to £5,000 p.a. from the D.M. McDonald Grants and Awards Fund for each of three years subsequent to the Fellowship and will be eligible for up to £2,500 expenses for one subsequent return visit to Cambridge. The successful candidate will also be eligible to take up a College Post- Doctoral Associate Position at Jesus College for the year of their appointment.

The successful applicant will take up their Fellowship on 1st October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants must normally have defended their PhD a maximum of 7 years prior to the closing date shown above. Applications are encouraged from all branches and fields of archaeology broadly construed, including also human evolution, heritage and museums studies, with no restrictions on methodological approach, period or geographic focus. Applicants should propose a well-focussed research project to be developed across the period of the Fellowship.

We strongly support applications from candidates of any nationality, though the successful post-holder must hold or be granted the right to live and work in the UK. We will support right to work applications. The Fellowship is open to people who self-identify as being from a Black Identity or Heritage background, including dual-heritage, understood as, Black British; Black African; Black Caribbean; African American; Black American; other Black backgrounds. We strongly encourage applicants from the United Kingdom and globally. We also strongly encourage applications from candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/46321.

Please do not apply without consulting the further particulars as these give you essential information about the procedure and the documents you need to submit. Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Deputy Director (opportunities@mcdonald.cam.ac.uk) Please quote reference JC41495 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The closing date is midnight (UK time) on Friday 14th June 2024.

University College Dublin (IRL) - ERC Research Assistant - Deadline: 21 Feb. 2024[]

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a ERC Research Assistant within UCD School of History.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term research assistant in the UCD School of History. The position will support a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project under the direction of Prof. Robert Gerwarth. The project is entitled "The Age of Civil Wars in Europe, 1914-1949".

The successful candidate will have a background in Finnish history, ideally with detailed knowledge of the historiography of the Finnish Civil War. They will work with other team members to locate primary and secondary source material, and identify illustrations for publication.

As a research assistant you will work with the PI and other team members. You will be a valued and critical member of the team. You will be a key contact point and connection between academics, project partners and participants in Ireland and beyond.

Research Assistant Fixed Salary: €30,025

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21st February 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

University of Aarhus (DEN) - Two Postdoctoral Positions in the Research Project ‘Nordatlantiske Hverdagshistorier’ - Deadline: 29 May 2024[]

The Department of Anthropology, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for two 18-month postdoctoral positions in the research project ‘North Atlantic Everyday Histories’ (Nordatlantiske Hverdagshistorier) financed by the Velux Foundations Museums Programme 2024-2027. The project is a comparative examination of everyday life over time through local oral histories and vernacular archives in Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.


The appointments begin on September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.


Place of employment: Aarhus University, Department of Anthropology, School of Culture and Society, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.


The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.  

Research context

We are looking for two innovative scholars with a background in Social Anthropology, History, Cultural Heritage Studies, or related disciplines, preferably with a specialisation in oral histories, vernacular archives, memory work, and living cultural heritage. Experience with sound recording equipment, sound editing, and podcast production as well as experience with video-filming is an advantage but not a prerequisite for applying. Fluency in written and spoken Icelandic or Faroese, and English is also an advantage.  

About the research project

What roles do oral histories and family archives play in understandings of history and how can these be collected, registered, and communicated in new ways? Based in interdisciplinary collaborations with local, regional, and national partners and institutions in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Denmark, the project ‘North Atlantic Everyday Histories’ preserves and communicates oral histories and family archives, providing new knowledge of their importance to our collective history. The project integrates three significant approaches within contemporary anthropology and cultural heritage research: affect, narrative, and material theory, and contributes to scientific knowledge-sharing, digitization of site-specific histories and archival material, and to the communication of shared north Atlantic cultural heritage based in experimental approaches to co-creation, workshops, and exhibition-making.

University of Bergen (Norway) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Narrative Theory and Generative AI with a focus on non-Western Narratives at The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies - Deadline 1 August 2024[]

The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Narrative Theory and Generative AI with a focus on Non-Western Narratives starting from November 1st, 2024, or as agreed upon. The position is for a fixed-term period of four years. This is one of two postdoctoral positions recently advertised connected to the AI STORIES project. You will become a part of a large and dynamic research environment developing narrative theory that is useful for researching generative artificial intelligence (AI). You will also lead a subproject studying generative AI trained on narratives from a non-Western culture where English is an official or commonly used language, e.g. India or Nigeria.

About the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies[]

The Department offers research-based teaching within a wide span of study programs, including Digital Culture, Art History, Theatre Studies, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Old Norse Studies, and Norwegian as a Second Language and Norwegian Languages Courses for international students and employees at the University of Bergen. The Department is proud host to the Center for Digital Narrative (CDN), a Norwegian Center of Excellence. In 2025 the Center for Digital Narrative will have more than 30 researchers and staff members. The Center is in its own building in the heart of the University of Bergen’s campus.

The successful candidate will have their regular workplace at the Center for Digital Narrative (CDN). The Center focuses on algorithmic narrativity, new environments and materialities, and the shifting cultural contexts in which digital narratives are received and processed. The researchers at the Center investigate the ways that the interactions of human authors and non-human agents result in new narrative forms, how the materialities of digital narratives have changed over time, and how cultural contexts are reshaping the use and function of digital narrative.

About the Project[]

AI STORIES: Narrative Archetypes for Artificial Intelligence, an ERC Advanced Grant led by Professor Jill Walker Rettberg.The project will explore and test the hypothesis that deep narrative structures in the datasets that are used to train generative AI models are replicated and perhaps exaggerated in the output of generative AI, and that this could lead to culturally specific narrative biases.

Work tasks:[]

  • Work in a research team to develop narrative theory that synthesizes and expands on existing research to directly address narrativity in generative AI. This includes developing a thorough literature review of relevant narrative theories and building upon this to develop new theoretical frameworks.
  • Researching specific traits in non-Western narrative traditions from a culture where English is an official or commonly used language, such as India or Nigeria, and working with the project team to develop evaluation criteria for experiments to assess narrative biases in the output of generative AI that is trained on such narratives.
  • Publish scientific articles, as well as presenting research at scientific conferences and to the general public, the technology industry, politicians, and other relevant parties.
  • Co-author a scholarly monograph on narratology and AI with Jill Walker Rettberg and the other postdoctoral research fellow at the project.
  • Contribute to planning project workshops and take the lead on organising specific events.

About the postdoctoral position[]

The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment of four 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 during the period of employment.

25 per cent of the time comprises other, career-promoting work mostly associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration. A plan for the obligatory duties will be developed with the Department at the time of appointment.

Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period 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 literary studies, digital culture, media studies or a related field. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application. The PhD degree must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • The applicant must have expertise in narrative theory and analysis. This could be narratology, other literary theories relating to narratives, or ethnographic theories relating to oral storytelling and cross-cultural narratives. This can be documented by publications, teaching experience or coursework.
  • The applicant must have expertise in narrative traditions from a non-Western culture where English is an official or commonly used language, for example India or Nigeria. This can be documented by publications, teaching experience, university coursework, or having grown up or attended school in a relevant country.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.
  • The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.

It is an advantage if the candidate has:

  • Some experience with digital narratives or generative AI, but a strong grounding in narrative theory and a motivation to apply this knowledge to generative AI is more important.

The applicant must provide a project proposal, including a progress plan for the project’s main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.

In the assessment, the main emphasis will be placed upon the academic quality and feasibility of the proposed project, and the applicant’s academic qualifications. 

In cases where applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, motivation, strategic considerations 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 64 (code 1352) in the state salary scale, currently equivalent to a gross annual salary of NOK 624 500 in a full-time position, following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • 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 cover letter (2-3 pages) describing your general research interests and expertise, and how these make you a good fit for this postdoctoral position in the AI STORIES project.
  • A project outline (1-2 pages) describing your preliminary ideas on how best to develop narrative theory for the analysis of narrative biases in generative AI. If you would like to read the five-page project summary for AI STORIES, please e-mail project leader, professor Jill Walker Rettberg (jill.walker.rettberg@uib.no).   
  • Bibliography for the proposed project outline.  
  • CV.
  • Full list of any scientific work (publication list).
  • Up to five academic works (may include theses, monographs and articles) that are to be given special consideration in the assessment of your academic qualifications.  
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to three pages).  
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, and diploma for the PhD or documentation showing that the thesis has been submitted for assessment.  
  • Relevant certificates/references.  
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be a supervisor for the PhD thesis.  

The application and attachments must be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documents in other languages must be accompanied by certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language. Please ensure that all attachments are in either Word or PDF format and are uploaded to Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be called in to an interview.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

General information:[]

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the project leader, Professor Jill Walker Rettberg, e-mail: jill.walker.rettberg@uib.no, phone: +47 55588431 or  Head of Department, Professor Anders Fagerjord, e-mail: anders.fagerjord@uib.no, phone: +47 55583653.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to the Faculty of Humanities: fakadm@hf.uib.no.   

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of applicants. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Diversity is a strength that enables us to solve our tasks even better. UiB therefore needs qualified employees regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, worldview, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and age.

We encourage applicants with disabilities, immigrant backgrounds, or gaps in their CV to apply. By indicating such circumstances in your application, you may receive favourable consideration. We ensure that at least one qualified applicant from each of these groups is invited for an interview as part of our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity.

University of Bergen (Norway) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Narrative Theory and Generative AI with a focus on Scandinavian Narratives at The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies - Deadline 1 August 2024[]

The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Narrative Theory and Generative AI with a focus on Scandinavian Narratives starting from November 1st, 2024, or as agreed upon. The position is for a fixed-term period of four years. This is one of two postdoctoral positions recently advertised connected to the AI STORIES project. You will become a part of a large and dynamic research environment developing narrative theory that is useful for research on generative artificial intelligence (AI). You will also lead a subproject studying generative AI trained on Norwegian and Scandinavian narratives.

About the Project[]

AI STORIES: Narrative Archetypes for Artificial Intelligence is an ERC Advanced Grant led by Professor Jill Walker Rettberg. The project will explore and test the hypothesis that deep narrative structures in the datasets that are used to train generative AI models are replicated and perhaps exaggerated in the output of generative AI, and that this could lead to culturally specific narrative biases.

Work tasks:[]

  • Work in a research team to develop narrative theory that synthesizes and expands on existing research to directly address narrativity in generative AI. This includes developing a thorough literature review of relevant narrative theories and building upon this to develop new theoretical frameworks.
  • Research specific traits in Norwegian and Scandinavian narrative traditions and working with the project team to develop evaluation criteria for experiments to assess narrative biases in the output of generative AI.
  • Publish scientific articles, as well as presenting research at scientific conferences and to the general public, the technology industry, politicians, and other relevant parties.
  • Co-author a scholarly monograph on narratology and AI with project leader Jill Walker Rettberg and the other postdoctoral research fellow at the project.
  • Contribute to planning project workshops and take the lead on organising specific events.

About the postdoctoral position[]

The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment of four 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 during the period of employment.

25 per cent of the time comprises other, career-promoting work mostly associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration. A plan for the obligatory duties will be developed with the Department at the time of appointment.

Candidates cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period 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 literary studies, digital culture, media studies or a related field. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application. The PhD degree must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • The applicant must have expertise in narrative theory and analysis. This could be narratology, other literary theories relating to narratives, or ethnographic theories relating to oral storytelling and cross-cultural narratives. This can be documented by publications, teaching experience or coursework.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.
  • The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • The applicant must be proficient in at least one Scandinavian language at a level that enables them to conduct research on texts and narratives in that language at the time of appointment.

It is an advantage if the candidate has:

  • Some experience with digital narratives or generative AI, but a strong grounding in narrative theory and a motivation to apply this knowledge to generative AI is more important.
  • Published research related to Norwegian or Scandinavian narratives or has teaching experience related to this.

The applicant must provide a project proposal, including a progress plan for the project’s main activities, and a plan for publishing results in recognized international channels.

In the assessment, the main emphasis will be placed upon the academic quality and feasibility of the proposed project, and the applicant’s academic qualifications. 

In cases where applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, motivation, strategic considerations 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 64 (code 1352) in the state salary scale, currently equivalent to a gross annual salary of NOK 624 500 in a full-time position, following ordinary meriting regulations.  
  • 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 cover letter (2-3 pages) describing your general research interests and expertise, and how these make you a good fit for this postdoctoral position connected to the AI STORIES project.
  • A project outline (1-2 pages) describing your preliminary ideas on how best to develop narrative theory for the analysis of narrative biases in generative AI. If you would like to read the five-page project summary for AI STORIES, please e-mail the project leader, Professor Jill Walker Rettberg (jill.walker.rettberg@uib.no).  
  • Bibliography for the proposed project outline.  
  • CV.
  • Full list of any scientific work (publication list).
  • Up to five academic works (may include theses, monographs and articles) that are to be given special consideration in the assessment of your academic qualifications.  
  • A short summary of the PhD-thesis (up to three pages).  
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, and diploma for the PhD or documentation showing that the thesis has been submitted for assessment.  
  • Relevant certificates/references.  
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be a supervisor for the PhD thesis.  

The application and attachments must be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documents in other languages must be accompanied by certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language. Please ensure that all attachments are in either Word or PDF format and are uploaded to Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be called in to an interview.

Further information about our appointment process can be found here.

General information:[]

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the project leader, Professor Jill Walker Rettberg, e-mail: jill.walker.rettberg@uib.no, phone: +47 55588431 or Head of Department, Professor Anders Fagerjord, e-mail: anders.fagerjord@uib.no, phone: +47 55583653.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to the Faculty of Humanities: fakadm@hf.uib.no.    

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of applicants. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Diversity is a strength that enables us to solve our tasks even better. UiB therefore needs qualified employees regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, worldview, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and age.

We encourage applicants with disabilities, immigrant backgrounds, or gaps in their CV to apply. By indicating such circumstances in your application, you may receive favourable consideration. We ensure that at least one qualified applicant from each of these groups is invited for an interview as part of our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dalit Studies - Deadline: 15 Jun. 2024[]

The Department of History at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a one- year postdoctoral position in Dalit Studies, to begin 1 October 2024. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. A one-year renewal of the Fellowship is possible.

This Postdoctoral position is an opportunity to pursue a research program in relation to the research project “Caste in Canada,” which documents through oral histories the experiences of Canadians impacted by caste. The Postdoctoral Fellow hired will play a leading role in shaping the research program of the “Caste in Canada” project, conducting oral history interviews with members of the community, and documenting their experiences; conducting archival research in relevant private and public collections; working at the University and in the community to build awareness about caste-related discrimination and developing processes and programs to address it; and developing scholarly and web-based dissemination of ongoing work. Prior work done along these lines is available at: https://blogs.ubc.ca/annemurphy/research/caste-in-canada/. The successful candidate will join a community of scholars and community members committed to this issue, and have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of faculty members and student researchers. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be assigned a faculty member supervisor in the Department of History, and a committee of informal mentors from History and other Departments in the Faculty of Arts.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for not more than one additional year. Remuneration will be CAD$63,000 plus benefits per year. Funds will be provided (up to CAD$1800) for the purchase of a computer for use for the project, and limited research/conference travel funding is available. This postdoctoral position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants must have completed their PhD within the five years preceding 15 June 2024. Applicants currently finishing their PhD must complete all of the requirements of their program by the start date of the position. Candidates in all social science and humanities fields are encouraged to apply but should demonstrate a commitment to and/or background in Dalit Studies.

Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-for-postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-dalit-studies/

Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file):

  • Letter of expression of interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A two-page (single-spaced) research statement that outlines your research interests and the intersection of these interests with the “Caste in Canada” research program
  • A statement on issues related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, particularly with respect to the lived experience of caste.
  • Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a confidential letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.

Applications should be submitted by 15 June 2024; applications submitted after that date may not receive full consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Anne Murphy at anne.murphy@ubc.ca For information about the Department, visit https://history.ubc.ca/

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Hittitology - Deadline: 22 Feb. 2024[]

Position Description

The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at the University of Chicago invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor in Hittitology. This is a full-time two-year position, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024. The selected candidate will be required to teach two or three courses of elementary Hittite and one course of advanced Hittite each year. The candidate will be required to continue their research and is expected to participate in the intellectual life of ISAC, NELC, and the University.

Qualifications

Applications are welcome from scholars with a teaching and research focus in Hittitology. Candidates must be prepared to teach elementary and advanced Hittite. Candidates must have completed all requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. in a related field prior to the start of the appointment. The ideal candidate has teaching experience in Hittite and will have demonstrated expertise in philological approaches to the textual evidence of the Anatolian languages, especially of Hittite.

Application Instructions

The following application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm eastern time/10:59pm central time on February 22, 2024 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at http://apply.interfolio.com/139640.

·       Cover letter

·       Curriculum Vitae

·       Teaching Statement that includes information about teaching philosophy and goals and describes teaching experience, if available

·       Research Statement that includes information about how philology is or could be incorporated in the applicant’s research

·       Two (2) publications or dissertation chapters

·       Name and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested

Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Deadline: 25 Jun. 2024[]

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Italian History and Memory Studies, to work in the Italian Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, on the research project 'Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory. Italian populations and Allied prisoners of war'.

The post is fixed term for 30 months, full-time, to start 1 October 2024 or 1 January 2025. Requests for flexible working will be considered. 'Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory' is a research project funded by a grant from the Monte San Martino (MSM) Trust. The MSM Trust is registered charity (no. 1113897; https://msmtrust.org.uk/) set up to celebrate and commemorate Italian civilians and communities who helped Allied prisoners of war during World War Two. In 2024, the Trust entered into an agreement to transfer the holdings of its historical archive to the Cambridge University Library.

The PDRA will plan and execute a research project linked to the fields of interest of the Trust and its archive, from historical, geographical, cultural, social and/or political perspectives. Applicants to the role will submit a specific research proposal within these fields, indicating appropriate sources, approaches and methods. Applicants will also submit a plan for scholarly publication, public dissemination and impact of the results, in both academic fields and the wider community, including the communities studied.

The project will be based at the University of Cambridge, working in collaboration with the MSM Trust and the Istituto Ferruccio Parri. The PDRA will be based mostly in Cambridge and work under the supervision of the PI, Professor Robert Gordon. The project will be supported by an advisory board working with the PI and the PDRA.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant field by the start date. They will have fluent or near-fluent command of Italian and English, and show ability to conduct advanced research, and to coordinate and design collaborative and public activities. They will be mentored and supported in their career development by the PI.

For your application to be considered, please upload the following:

  • your Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • a covering letter and a research publication list
  • a research, publication, and dissemination plan linked to the project (max. 3-5 pages)
  • the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work and who could be contacted if you are shortlisted for the position.

Informal enquiries about the project are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Robert Gordon on rscg1@cam.ac.uk. Questions on the application process should be directed to the Schools HR team on MMLLPersonnel@admin.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 25 June 2024. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 1 July 2024, subject to change.

NB, due to the funding available for the post, the starting salary will be £36,024. this may not be sufficient to sponsor a work visa; please check before applying

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above. Please quote reference GP40814 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Copenhagen (DNK) - Postdoctoral position in medical humanities: History of migration, illness and psychiatry (CULTMIND) - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2024[]

The Department of English, Germanic and Romance studies (ENGEROM), University of Copenhagen (UCPH), and the Centre for Culture and the Mind invite applications for a 24-month post-doctoral researcher position in the history of migration and psychiatry.

The expected starting date is 1 May 2024 or as soon as possible.

The Centre for Culture and the Mind explores the puzzling relationship between cultural difference and the human psyche from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: historical, anthropological, psychiatric, sociological, literary and psychological. It zooms in on the core questions about the universality or otherwise of the human mind, which remain as difficult to answer today as they were a century ago.

The Centre proposes that the issue of culture-mind relationship lays at the core of many social, political and medical debates: within cross-cultural psychiatry/psychotherapy, in trauma studies, and in migration and refugee studies. It explores how the human mind and common humanity have been imagined in different cultural, sociopolitical and disciplinary contexts, examining the assumptions and forces which shaped such definitions. By analysing how different cross-cultural models of the psyche were formulated and critiqued, the Centre’s interdisciplinary team aims to develop a new framework for understanding cross-cultural interventions, which pushes beyond the binary of universalism and cultural relativism in order to arrive at a more nuanced model of interaction between socio-cultural contexts and ideas of the psyche.

The Centre consists of four interrelated thematic strands: cross-cultural research in human sciences; cross-cultural notions of trauma and resilience; cross-cultural therapeutics and creative mind; and cross-cultural encounters and population movements (migration).

The postdoctoral researcher will be a core member of the Centre’s thematic strand on cross-cultural exchanges and population movements. This strand, informed by multiple disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature and clinical practice, explores how different ‘psy’ and social science disciplines have conceptualised the mind and its socio-cultural attributes in order to address questions and problems related to cross-cultural movement, communication and understanding. It focuses on the fields of migration and refugee psychiatry, exploring their complex histories and their vital role in shaping present-day discussions about migration and refugeedom. Among other themes, it explores how displacement, cultural adaptation and integration became constructed as fields of psychiatric intervention.

Qualification requirements

The candidate should hold a PhD degree in the field of history, anthropology or medical humanities, with a focus on migration and refugee studies, and have in-depth knowledge of core debates around displacement, refugee experiences and ‘psy’ disciplines and interventions (as well as relevant language proficiency in accordance with the field of expertise). The candidate will conduct primary source research in a select range of archives and libraries, and take part in designing and implementing oral interviews if necessary. Experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative work, as well as with themes connecting migration and indigeneity, will be an asset. The postdoc will be expected to collaborate closely with researchers in clinical settings, and to explore how historical narratives of migration, psychiatry and illness have shaped contemporary discourses.

The successful candidate is expected to work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. Within the Centre, the candidate will take part in broader intellectual and methodological discussions around the Centre’s goals and general directions, and will also be expected to design and work on an original research project (either in the form of a monograph or a series of articles).

The postdoc position is a full-time research position and does not involve any teaching obligations. The candidate is also expected to take active part in the academic life of the Centre.

For further information, including more details on the Centre for Culture and the Mind, please contact Ana Antic at ana.antic@hum.ku.dk

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019: employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf


Application

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of this page.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number).
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the Centre (max 3 pages).
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Further information about the application procedure is available from (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.  Please refer to ID number: 211-1691/23-2I

Salary and conditions of employment

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 36,412,60, (EUR approx. 4,880,) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : http://ism.ku.dk http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/


UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2024 23:59 CET

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot) - Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Global Socio-Economic Rights, Local Contexts: Work in East Africa and Western Europe, 1880 to the Present - Deadline: 26 Apr. 2024[]

Full time (35 hours per week)

Fixed term 1st October 2024 until 30th September 2027

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Global Socio-Economic Rights, Local Contexts: Work in East Africa and Western Europe, 1880 to the Present’

The Opportunity:

This post is fixed-term and full-time (35 hours per week), from 1 October 2024 to 30 September 2027.

We are looking for a highly motivated and professional individual to work on the AHRC -funded project ‘Global Socio-Economic Rights, Local Contexts: Work in East Africa and Western Europe, 1880 to the Present’. The project investigates how contemporaries since the late nineteenth century, and especially between the end of the Second World War and global economic downturn in 1973, have understood and expressed socio-economic rights: in particular, related to work (or choosing not to work), to earn one's own money and to maintain certain 'living standards'. With a global perspective, it explores four connected case studies: the UK, Germany, Kenya and Tanzania. This project suggests that work is central to understandings of social rights. It asks how ideas about and policies on work-related rights have been articulated in different settings, over time, and diffused globally, through interpersonal and international connections, new developments in international law and changing experiences of and expectations about the relationship between the economy, society and the state. It also reflects on the specific sociological contexts and connotations of ideas about rights related to work, including how women, ethnic and religious minorities, children and the elderly, have fitted into and shaped discussions and policies.

The fieldwork for this post will be undertaken primarily in the United Kingdom, Kenya and Tanzania.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • a completed PhD in African History, Global History or related discipline which demonstrates research expertise pertinent to this project.
  • proven expertise in the historical research techniques required for the project.
  • demonstrated quality of research performance.
  • proven ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Postdoctoral Research Associate (Children of War) - Deadline: 22 Feb. 2024[]

This Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded post is available from 1 March 2024 for 20 months to support the work of Professor Stacey Hynd.

The post is full time however, applications from candidates seeking 0.8FTE will also be considered.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post

You will form part of an international team of researchers working on the AHRC Standard Grant ‘Children of War: Evolving Local and Global Understandings of Child Soldiering in African Conflicts, c.1940-2000’. This project will deliver the first historical analysis of patterns of child soldiering in warfare in Africa, with key case studies being Uganda, Angola and DRC/Rwanda, and also of humanitarian responses to children’s involvement in conflict.

The post will support the research on the evolution of humanitarian and human rights actions against the recruitment and use of children and youth in armed conflict, in Africa and in global perspective. This will include research on local and international responses to child recruitment and militarization selected case study conflicts, selected depending on the candidate’s expertise, but with a particular interest in the Horn of Africa. The research will also cover disarmament, demobilisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programming and the development of international law relating to child soldiering.

The post will include:

  • Working as part of a research team to develop the project aims and activities
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary literature reviews, in English and French
  • Conducting archival research and oral interviews
  • Writing academic and impact outputs, including both co- and single-authored articles
  • Development of impact and public engagement activities, including project website and social media

This position is developmental for early career scholars, with mentoring and training to support the development of digital, impact and communications skills.

Applications are particularly encouraged from scholars from the African continent and global South, and those of African or Global Majority descent.

You will:

  • possess a relevant PhD (or be near completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in African or humanitarian history or a related field of study
  • be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • be able to undertake research and collaboration in English. Knowledge of French and relevant African languages is also strongly desirable
  • have experience of conducting and analysing oral history interviews, including undertaking the appropriate ethics approvals
  • have experience of conducting and analysing archival research, in African and/or international archives
  • have knowledge of historical or interdisciplinary studies on children and/or youth in Africa, with knowledge of children and/or youth in armed conflict or humanitarian emergencies strongly desirable. Awareness of gendered perspectives on children and youth is also welcome
  • ideally have experience of, or interest in, developing impact and public engagement around advocacy for children and youth

Please ensure you read the Job Description for full details of this role.

Further information

Please contact Professor Stacey Hynd, s.hynd@exeter.ac.uk

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) Postdoctoral Research Associate (The Europe That Gay Porn Built, 1945-2000) - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2024[]

This AHRC-funded, full time post is available from 1 November 2024 to 31 August 2027.

Summary of the role

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Professor Jana Funke and contribute to the collaborative AHRC-funded “The Europe That Gay Porn Built, 1945-2000” project.

The Europe that Gay Porn Built, 1945-2000" examines, for the first time, the ways in which postwar gay erotica and porn magazines helped forge a pan-European gay male constituency build on processes of identification, solidarity and subcultural distinction that we proposed to call "homoeuropeanism": a specifically homosexual and sexualised form of European identification that developed in the context of postwar geopolitics. It will tell a unique new history of "Europe," one capable of decentring its hegemonic narratives by means of identifying and mappings its subcultural homosexual enunciations in postwar gay erotica and porn magazines, and its dissemination via the latter's transitional networks of production, circulation, and consumption.

You will join an international team of researchers on “The Europe that Gay Porn Built, 1945–2000” project, co-led by Professor Funke, Professor John Mercer (Birmingham City University), and Professor João Florêncio (Linköping University, Sweden).

You will conduct archival research and oral history interviews in Poland and the United Kingdom, contribute to data processing and analysis, support project administration, and devise and write a research monograph on a topic of their choice relating to Cold War politics and aesthetics as mediated by postwar European gay porn magazines, drawing from the project’s data.

You will be expected to work closely with colleagues at the University of Exeter, Birmingham City University, and Linköping University.

About you

You will:

  • be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies
  • possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) in Art History and Visual Culture, Media and Communications, Cultural Studies, or History, Languages and Cultures/Modern Languages, or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • be able to insert skills and knowledge required

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • Sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Jana Funke, Associate Professor of English and Sexuality Studies, j.funke@exeter.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to take place mid July.

University of Galway (IRL) - Postdoctoral Researcher - STEMMA: Systems of Transmitting Early Modern Manuscript Verse, 1475–1700 - Deadline: 1 Jun. 2024[]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher for the project ‘STEMMA: Systems of Transmitting Early Modern Manuscript Verse, 1475–1700’, which develops and applies a data-driven approach in order to provide the first macro-level view of the circulation of early modern English poetry in manuscript. The position is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor Erin McCarthy and is available for forty-two months from 1 July 2024.

The successful candidate will focus on Work Package 2, ‘Networking Early Modern Manuscript Poems’. This work package traces the transmission of John Donne’s poems within, between, and beyond the communities traditionally associated with manuscript verse circulation. The first several months of the contract will focus primarily on data preparation and reconciliation. The researcher will then develop new hypotheses about the roles of women as well as non-elite, non-urban, non-English, and multilingual people in the transmission of English manuscript verse that will be tested in international archives.

Duties:

  • Preparation of data for online virtual research environment
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and results
  • Archival research on major collections of manuscript miscellanies held in libraries internationally
  • Preparation of papers for presentation and publication
  • Preparation of joint-edited essay collection
  • Contribution to the project website
  • Associated administrative duties

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in early modern English or another relevant field
  • Experience working with databases
  • Expertise in early modern manuscript culture
  • Significant experience in archival and historical research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Research specialisation in early modern English poetry
  • Experience with quantitative and/or computational humanities research
  • Experience with network analysis
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
  • Excellent IT skills

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 1st June 2024. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Interviews are planned to be held on 21st June 2024.

Please review full job description for further details and essential requirements.

To apply:

Applications should include a covering letter, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of three referees.

  • Jobs - University of Galway. Applications must be submitted online.
  • Internal Applicant - How to apply guide
  • External Applicant - How to apply guide

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Erin A. McCarthy, School of English, Media, and Creative Arts; Email erin.mccarthy@universityofgalway.ie.


University of Limerick (IRL) - Post Doctoral Researcher (Level 1) in Early Modern European History - Deadline: 14 May 2024[]

With over 18,000 students and 2,000 members of staff, the University of Limerick (UL) is an energetic, research led and enterprising institution with a proud record in innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensure that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading-edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students.

With the River Shannon as a unifying focal point, UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance the campus’s exceptional learning and research environment.

Applications are invited for the following position:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of History

Post Doctoral Researcher (Level 1) in Early Modern European History – Specific Purpose Contract (18 month contract)

Salary Scale: €42,783 - €49,117 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €42,783 p.a. pro rata)

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: www.ul.ie/hrvacancies

“This is a professional training and development role and the training and development relevant to this position will be completed within the period of the contract. Postdoctoral Researchers appointed will be expected to complete the Researcher Career Development Programme.”

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14th May 2024.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

The University of Limerick supports blended working

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Modern Global History (Islamic World Focus) - Deadline: 10 Apr. 2024[]

Job reference: HUM-025001

Salary: £36,024 per annum

Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities

Location: Oxford Road

Employment type: Fixed Term

Division/Team: History

Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)

Closing date: 10/04/2024

Contract Duration: 36 Months

School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Edmond Smith, conducting research for the ERC-selected, UKRI-funded project “Institutional Transformation and the Entangled Commercial Cultures of International Trade, 1450-1750” (INTRECCI). The project is based in the Department of History at The University of Manchester.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in the field of early modern, global, or economic history, or in another relevant field, with expertise in the history of trade and empire in the Islamic World. They will have working fluency in Persian, Arabic and/or other relevant languages and experience working with primary sources in these languages, as well as excellent communication skills in English.

Under the overall project’s framework, the PDRA will contribute to both the comparative study of globalisation in specific regions and the connected analysis of institutional exchange between them. This will include fieldwork in archives and libraries away from The University of Manchester, as well as cataloguing and developing a shared project repository of material at The University of Manchester. The PDRA will co-organise events, write and co-author publications, and contribute to other collaborative activities.

The post is available for 3 years (36 months), to commence on 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

University of Leicester (UK:Eng) Research Associate in Medieval History - Deadline: 17 Apr. 2024[]

Vacancy terms: Full-time, fixed term contract from 3 June 2024 to 2 June 2026

Salary details: Grade 7 - £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 17 Apr 2024

About the role

In this role you will conduct research within the field of Medieval Urban History within the context of the ENDURE project. Your primary responsibilities will include conducting in-depth research, transcribing and analysing primary archival materials (specifically lists of goods and chattels among 14th-15th century Escheators’ records), and contributing to the overarching research goals of the School and University. You'll play a crucial role in producing high-quality research outputs and publications, thereby enriching our understanding of medieval urban life.


You will play a pivotal role in cultivating productive relationships with industrial, commercial, and public sector organisations, as well as professional institutions and academic entities. You will be tasked with raising awareness of the School's mission and achievements regionally and nationally, establishing strategic partnerships, and seizing collaboration opportunities across various domains. Through proactive engagement initiatives, you will contribute significantly to enhancing the School's reputation and visibility.

Further information on the project can be found here.

About you

With a PhD, or be nearing completion/submission, in medieval history or a closely related subject area or with relevant industrial experience you will have a demonstrated ability to work with primary archival material and possess an established expertise in later medieval (c1200–1600) history, supported by a proven portfolio of research and / or relevant industrial experience.


With an ability to transcribe and interpret primary source material, particularly in medieval Latin, you should possess a proven track record of publishing in national or international journals. Competence in utilising computer software for historical analysis, including proficiency in the MS Office package, is essential. Furthermore, candidates should showcase creativity, innovation, and effective teamwork within their work, alongside a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ben Jervis on bpj4@leicester.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place early May 2024.

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Modern Global History (Portuguese Focus) - Deadline: 10 Apr. 2024[]

Job reference: HUM-024999

Salary: £36,024 per annum

Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities

Location: Oxford Road

Employment type: Fixed Term

Division/Team: History

Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)

Closing date: 10/04/2024

Contract Duration: 36 Months

School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Edmond Smith, conducting research for the ERC-selected, UKRI-funded project “Institutional Transformation and the Entangled Commercial Cultures of International Trade, 1450-1750” (INTRECCI). The project is based in the Department of History at The University of Manchester.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in the field of early modern, global, or economic history, or in another relevant field, with expertise in the history of Portugal’s trade and empire. They will have working fluency in Portuguese and experience working with Portuguese-language primary sources, as well as excellent communication skills in English.

Under the overall project’s framework, the PDRA will contribute to both the comparative study of globalisation in specific regions and the connected analysis of institutional exchange between them. This will include fieldwork in archives and libraries away from The University of Manchester, as well as cataloguing and developing a shared project repository of material at The University of Manchester. The PDRA will co-organise events, write and co-author publications, and contribute to other collaborative activities.

The post is available for 3 years (36 months), to commence on 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Research Associate in Early Modern Global History (Trade Diaspora Focus) - Deadline: 10 Apr. 2024[]

Job reference: HUM-025000

Salary: £36,024 per annum

Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities

Location: Oxford Road

Employment type: Fixed Term

Division/Team: History

Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)

Closing date: 10/04/2024

Contract Duration: 36 Months

School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Edmond Smith, conducting research for the ERC-selected, UKRI-funded project “Institutional Transformation and the Entangled Commercial Cultures of International Trade, 1450-1750” (INTRECCI). The project is based in the Department of History at The University of Manchester.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in the field of early modern, global, or economic history, or in another relevant field, with expertise in the history of one or more trading diaspora (for example, but not exclusively: Armenian, Gujarati, Tamil, Chinese, Malay). They will have working fluency and experience working with primary sources in the relevant language(s), as well as excellent communication skills in English.

Under the overall project’s framework, the PDRA will contribute to both the comparative study of globalisation in specific regions and the connected analysis of institutional exchange between them. This will include fieldwork in archives and libraries away from The University of Manchester, as well as cataloguing and developing a shared project repository of material at The University of Manchester. The PDRA will co-organise events, write and co-author publications, and contribute to other collaborative activities.

The post is available for 3 years (36 months), to commence on 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

University of Nevada, Reno (USA:NV) - Postdoctoral Scholar in Early Modern or Modern Middle Eastern or European History - Deadline: n/a[]

  • Two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in early modern or modern Middle Eastern or European history
  • The position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. This is a non-tenure-track position for the academic years 2024–25 and 2025-26. The duties of this position include teaching two regularly scheduled courses per semester as arranged in consultation with the department chair. The fellow will be expected to teach introductory survey courses and upper-division history courses listed in the UNR Catalog in their fields of expertise (such as “Introduction to European History 2,” Introduction to the History of the Middle East,” “The Holocaust in its European Setting,” or “War and Peace in Israel and Palestine,” for example). In addition to teaching, the fellow is also expected to advance their own research agenda, direct undergraduate theses and graduate independent studies as requested, and serve on departmental committees.
  • The awarding of the degree must be no earlier than May 2020 and no later than August 2024. 
  • Deadline: This posting is open until filled (The committee has to act pretty quickly because of the end of the semester, and the ad was posted on May 2, 2024)

University of New South Wales (AUS) - Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow - History & Population - Deadline: 18 Feb. 2024[]

Position Summary

The Laureate Centre for History & Population is a 5-year Australian Research Council-funded research centre directed by Scientia Professor Alison Bashford, based in the School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture. The School of Humanities and Languages is one of Australia’s leading centres of research and teaching excellence in History, Environment & Society, Philosophy, Languages and Area Studies.

The Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow is required to undertake independent and collaborative research on aspects of the modern (post 1800) history of population policy. They will contribute to a reassessment of modern world history by centrally analysing population change and population policy, at national, regional and international levels. This may include the intellectual history of population and political economy; and/or the international history of population debate, including environmental history dimensions. Environmental, economic, and intellectual historians, as well as historians of gender and health are invited to apply.

The Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows will report to the Head of School with a dotted reporting line to Professor Alison Bashford and will have no direct reports.

Specific accountabilities for this role include:

  • Contribute independently and as a team member to historical research on population in a modern world history context
  • Present and publish academic papers for international journals, and conduct research towards an independently authored monograph
  • Design and manage intellectual strands within the Laureate Program, including research activities with international collaborators
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Assist in occasional lecturing and tutoring to undergraduate or postgraduate students, according to area of expertise
  • Participation in international conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required
  • Participate in regular program meetings and undertake other research and administration activities as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
  • PhD in the history of modern gender, environmental, economic or intellectual history of population. Historians of East Asia or South Asia or of the United Nations, or 20th century world history will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated track record of high-quality research outputs, publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity, with potential for agenda-setting contributions
  • Potential to initiate and drive scholarly meetings, panels, symposia and conferences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
  • Verification of qualifications

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Gordon Milburn Research Fellowship - Deadline: 22 Apr. 2024[]

The Faculty of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint to the Gordon Milburn Research Fellowship, which will be held in conjunction with Campion Hall.

This Fellowship is designed for an individual with outstanding potential who is still at an early stage of their academic career. This is a fixed-term appointment for three years from 1st October 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be responsible for devising, carrying out and managing your own research project of advanced research in the theological or philosophical study of mysticism or religious experience, broadly interpreted, of any religious tradition. You will also contribute to research and teaching at the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

You will have access to a Faculty research allowance, which is currently £1,500 per annum.

This Fellowship is supported from a fund which was established to promote the theological or the philosophical study within the University of Oxford of mysticism and religious experience in memory of the author and missionary Robert Gordon Milburn, vice-principal of Bishop's College, Calcutta, 1906-14, who died in 1968.  

About you

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a postgraduate qualification (which would normally be a doctorate) in a relevant area of theological or philosophical study of mysticism or religious experience, broadly interpreted, of any religious tradition. You will be able to evidence some experience of research. The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account. The selection committee will also be mindful of the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have had on candidates’ careers as a result of additional caring responsibilities or other factors.

Application process

Please submit your application online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and Vacancy ID 171817. You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience), curriculum vitae and a 500-word proposal for your research project.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 22nd April 2024. Interviews are planned to be held in the week commencing Monday 13th May 2024.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) Junior Research Fellowships 2024/25 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Deadline: 5 Feb. 2024[]

Christ Church invites applications for up to two Junior Research Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities from the following subjects, with effect from 01 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter; Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Classics (including Ancient History), Theology, Asian and Middle East Studies. Junior Research Fellowships are fellowships for full-time research offered by Oxford colleges to early career researchers and provide an unrivalled opportunity to establish a research profile as a member of a collegiate community.

The basic obligation of a Junior Research Fellow is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination in some branch of the Arts or Humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high-quality programme of original research, publicise the outcomes of that research through presentation of papers and publications, and undertake teaching up to a maximum of six hours a week during full term.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate or be close to completion, have research expertise in their chosen field, have the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals at national and international conferences or in professional research seminars. They will also have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the appointment which can either be the further development of the doctoral work or an entirely new area and which promises to make a valuable contribution to the candidate’s field. Suitable candidates will not have already held a comparable career development appointment at Oxford or another university.

The post is offered on a fixed-Term (4-years from 01 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter) and full-time basis (37.5 hours per week). Salary is National spine Point 30: £37,099 per annum (current rates). New appointments are usually made at the first point of the scale.

Further particulars, including instructions about how to apply, may be downloaded, by clicking the 'Apply' button

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th February 2024.

University of Oxford, Exeter College (UK:Eng) - Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Modern Global History (1700 -present) - Deadline: 5 Apr. 2024[]

NB: the salary for this position may not be sufficient to secure a work visa under new UK rules; please check before applying


Exeter College (part of the University of Oxford) invites applications for the Bennett Boskey Fellowship in Modern Global History (1700-present). The Fellowship, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable for a period of up to 36 months (with effect from 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter).

We particularly seek applications from candidates who focus on the history of the Middle East (including North Africa) or the South Atlantic (West Africa and Latin America).

The main duties of the post are to:

  • engage in advanced study and research;
  • undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates of Exeter College and the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford, up to a maximum of 144 ‘weighted’ hours per annum (i.e. six ‘weighted’ hours per week, averaged over the three eight-week Terms of the academic year);
  • set and mark College examinations;
  • submit termly reports on students taught;
  • provide pastoral care for students;
  • assess and interview in the undergraduate admissions process, and to participate in outreach and access initiatives as appropriate;
  • undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required to support the teaching of History at the College; and
  • participate in the governance of the College as a member of the Governing Body (and therefore a Trustee).

The successful candidate will:

  • (a) have a research record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, research of international standing in History;
  • (b) have the proven ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching in a range of undergraduate topics;
  • (c) have the ability to undertake College administration and duties;
  • (d) hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD, or equivalent, in History. The College is also open to applications from candidates with doctorates in subjects other than History, such as Geography or Area Studies, provided that they can demonstrate competence in both research activity and teaching related to Global History.
  • (e) prior to the closing date for applications, have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination; and
  • (f) if a doctoral defense has already been completed, have completed no more than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral academic work – i.e. the doctoral defense must normally have taken place on or after 31 August 2020.

For more information, including details of how to apply, please click the 'Apply' button above.

The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 12pm noon (BST) on Friday 5 April 2024. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that their application and references arrive before the deadline.

University of Oxford, Faculty of History (UK:Eng) - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 – European Networks - Deadline: 26 feb. 2024[]

About the role

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join a major 5-year research project, Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant scheme, led by Professor Catherine R. Schenk and based at the University of Oxford, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford.

The Role

The overall objective is to analyze the changing shape of international correspondent banking networks across the 20th century using quantitative and qualitative research methods. Alongside a cohort of up to five Post-Doctoral researchers, the Researcher will be attached to a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis to explore the dynamics of correspondent banking relationships in Europe during this period, including the banks’ strategy and the impact of economic and political shocks.

The successful candidate will manage own academic research and administrative activities, which involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. They will also prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate, and maintain good communication with the project administrator, report regularly to the Principal Investigator and contribute to the reporting requirements for the project funder.

About you

You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline, which may include expertise in financial history or another cognate discipline, and knowledge of European economic history from 1870-2000. You will have experience in managing data through spreadsheets and databases and applying statistical methods to data (e.g. R, Stata, GIS), as well as experience in archival research and collection of quantitative data. Fluency in reading more than one European language, with willingness to travel to archives in Europe where appropriate, is essential.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, together with relevant experience. You will have excellent communication and data handling skills, a demonstrable capacity for independent research, be capable of managing your own academic research and associated activities, and have previous experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations. Expertise in programming and geographic/networking software as applied to large databases, and experience of actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication would be desirable.

This post is full time, fixed-term for one year.

Application Process

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Catherine R Schenk: catherine.schenk@history.ox.ac.uk.  

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications submitted online and received before noon Monday 26th February 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are expected to be held in early March 2024.

University of Oxford, New College (UK:Eng) - The Weston Junior Research Fellowship in History from c. 300 AD - Deadline: 19 Jan. 2023[]

The College invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2024 based at New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake their own independent and original academic research in History within any geographical area, and any period after c. 300 AD. The Fellowship is open to those who have already acquired a first degree, and who at the time of appointment have completed at least two years’ study for a PhD/DPhil

Candidates may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment of more than two years (excluding breaks for parental/caring leave etc).

The Fellowship carries a stipend of £26,323 p.a. (subject to review). The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme, details of which are available here: https://www.uss.co.uk/.

The Fellow is entitled to a housing allowance (currently £2,506 p.a.) or to free accommodation in College if suitable rooms are available1 . In addition, Fellows are entitled to free lunch and dinner at the common table when this is available, a research and book allowance (£1,675 p.a.). The post comes with an entertainment budget of £280 p.a

The appointment will be for a fixed period of three years without possibility of renewal.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on 19th January 20234

All enquiries should be in the first instance addressed to the Academic Registrar at tuition@new.ox.ac.uk

New College is committed to increasing diversity across all parts of the institution and to welcoming under-represented groups. It aims to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equality and maintains a working, learning and social context in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential. The College is an equal opportunities employer and adheres to the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Practice, a copy of which is available on request.

1 Employer-provided residential accommodation is subject to taxation as a benefit-in-kind for the ‘services’ involved, for any payment of Council Tax, and on the ‘value’ of the property. The total amount varies somewhat between different flats across College and the Home Bursar or Accountant can give you a guide as to the amount of tax you will face in any particular unit - in all cases, given the age of the College buildings and assuming JRFs are at a 20% marginal rate of taxation, the total is not likely to exceed £1,800 per annum. Please note that, if the HMRC change the taxation rules again (as done recently), College does not compensate employees for any increased level of tax.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) Rothermere American Institute - Kinder Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History - Deadline: 11 Jun. 2024[]

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri and the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) jointly seek to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History, tenable for three years with effect from 1 September 2024. This post is open to candidates whose research focuses on the political dimensions, broadly defined, of Atlantic history in any chronological period since 1600, including the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This post is intended to provide a promising early career scholar with a congenial environment for the development of their research and academic administration beyond the doctoral level. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject and have undertaken distinguished and imaginative research at doctoral level with plans for future research of a similar or greater quality.

You will work closely with colleagues from the Kinder Institute in delivering the University of Missouri’s MA in Atlantic History and Politics, assisting in curriculum development, logistical arrangements, and teaching on the month-long summer school.

In addition, you will be closely involved in the academic life of the RAI, with duties such as co-administering and organising the American History Research Seminar for up to three terms and contributing to, as well as participating in, the RAI’s programme of lectures and seminars. You will also produce world-leading research for publication in books and articles in any subject relating to the political history of the Atlantic world between 1600 and the present, and you will be encouraged to assist in the teaching of history to Oxford undergraduates for up to three hours per week.

The post will be based in Oxford at the RAI. The RAI is Oxford’s centre for the study of the United States and its place in the world. Every year we host a full programme of research seminars and events which attract leading scholars and public figures from across the world. We have a lively and friendly community made up of our small administration team, early career researchers, graduate students, Oxford academics, visiting fellows, and librarians. In this role you will be fully integrated into the RAI community.

Application process

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via the 'Apply' button above where the job description and access to the online recruitment system can also be found.

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

Only applications received by midday on 11 June 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held on 4 July 2024.

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Post-doctoral Research Assistant - Deadline: 13 Feb. 2024[]

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Dr Arthur der Weduwen, conducting research for an ERC-selected, UKRI-funded project entitled Communicating the Law in Europe, 1500-1750 (COMLAWEU). The project is based in the School of History at the University of St Andrews. The PDRA will be expected to work closely together with Dr der Weduwen and the rest of the project group, composed of one other full-time PDRA and two PhD students.

The COMLAWEU project is a five-year project that investigates how law was communicated to citizens and subjects by the authorities in early modern Europe (1500-1750). It pursues an original comparative study of the publication and circulation of municipal, regional and national law, encompassing oral communication, ceremonial proclamations and the employment of criers, as well as the affixing, distribution and sale of law texts, in manuscript and printed form.

The successful applicant will hold (or, at time of application, be very near to completion of) a PhD in the field of early modern political, legal, book or communication history, with expertise in the history of France, Italy, the Holy Roman Empire or Poland-Lithuania. They will have working fluency in French, Italian, German and/or Polish, and excellent communication skills in English. Reading competency in Latin will also be an advantage.

Under the framework of the project, the PDRA will focus on the communication of law in early modern France, the Italian peninsula, the Holy Roman Empire or Poland-Lithuania. This will include fieldwork, as well as cataloguing and source analysis in St Andrews. The PDRA will co-organise one workshop or conference, co-edit a special issue of a journal or a conference volume, and co-author other publications arising from the project’s activities. They will be expected to support the PhD students involved with the project, and to play a collegiate role in the academic life of the School of History and its USTC/Book History group.

The post is available for 3.5 years (42 months), to commence on 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits.

Candidates who wish to find out further details about the project or the post are encouraged to contact Dr Arthur der Weduwen (adw7@st-andrews.ac.uk).  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.  

Interview Date:  12 March 2024

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

Please quote ref:  AR2933SB       

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - Gifford Fellow (Divinity) - Deadline: 20 May 2024[]

Start: September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term for 24 months

The University of St Andrews invites applications to be the Gifford Fellow in the School of Divinity. This is 24-month postdoctoral fellowship, beginning September 2024.

The fellow’s primary responsibility is to pursue their research agenda and to publish high quality research. Secondary responsibilities include contributing to teaching and assisting with administrative responsibilities within the School.

The fellow’s area of research interest must fall broadly within the terms of Lord Gifford’s bequest. Details of the bequest will be found within the further particulars, but over the years it has been interpreted very widely, and most subjects within Divinity should be acceptable.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Prof Oliver Crisp (Head of School, divhos@st-andrews.ac.uk) if they wish to enquire informally about the position.

About the University: The University of St Andrews is the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is consistently ranked among the top in the United Kingdom. It has a diverse and ecumenical faculty and a highly international student body.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in a field relevant to their research. The successful candidate will have potential for world-class research and a clearly defined research agenda that is both ambitious and achievable. Ideally, the candidate’s project and interests will complement existing strengths in the University’s School of Divinity.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff, access to training and development opportunities including LinkedIn Learning, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives including membership of Peppy, a health application that connects staff to expert practitioners and personalized support on health matters.

University of Southampton (UK:Eng) - Research Associate: Global Socio-Economic Rights, Local Contexts: Work in East Africa and Western Europe, 1880 to the Present - Deadline: 8 May 2024[]

Full-time, fixed-term for three years with a start date of 1 October 2024 and an end date of 30 September 2027

We are looking for a highly motivated and professional individual to work with Dr Julia Moses on the AHRC -funded project ‘Global Socio-Economic Rights, Local Contexts: Work in East Africa and Western Europe, 1880 to the Present’. The project investigates how contemporaries since the late nineteenth century, and especially between the end of the Second World War and global economic downturn in 1973, have understood and expressed socio-economic rights: in particular, related to work (or choosing not to work), to earn one's own money and to maintain certain 'living standards'. This project suggests that work stands at the core of understandings of socio-economic rights and parses how the relationship between rights and work is contingent on different historical and cultural contexts. It offers a global perspective, charting four connected case studies - the UK, Germany, Kenya and Tanzania. It asks how ideas about and policies on work-related rights have been articulated in different settings, over time, and how these have diffused globally, through interpersonal and international connections, new developments in international law and changing experiences of and expectations about the relationship between the economy, society and the state. It also reflects on the specific sociological contexts and connotations of ideas about socioeconomic rights, including how women, ethnic and religious minorities, children and the elderly, have fitted into and shaped discussions and policies.

As a Research Associate, your primary task will be to draw on archival and published British, German and international sources related to understandings of social rights around work in the period between ca 1945 and 1973, and to carry out oral history interviews in Britain and Germany (in English and German). You will be expected to contribute to a co-authored monograph, journal article and policy paper on this topic as well as to contribute to the project website, including a virtual exhibition and blog, alongside other tasks, including helping with project management, working with external stakeholders and co-organising project events. The successful applicant will be based at Sheffield’s Department of History, mentored and line-managed by Dr Moses. They will also be expected to spend up to four months during the project at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, mentored by Professor Stefan Berger.

You will have a doctorate in modern history, or equivalent experience; research experience with German and British primary sources; and, excellent communication skills in English and German. Ideally, you will also have experience with oral history; public engagement; digital humanities; and project management.

This post is fixed-term, full-time for 3 years with a start date of Tuesday, 1 October 2024 and an end date of 30 September 2027.

University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Islamophobia in Health Professions Education - Deadline: April 16 2024[]

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with The Wilson Centre are offering a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support advanced research related to addressing Islamophobia in health professions education and practice. The term for this position is from June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025.

Applicants must have defended their doctoral dissertation by March 4, 2024, on a topic related to contemporary experience as a North American Muslim, cross-cultural dialogue on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate, and/or using education to address Islamophobia.

The successful candidate will receive a fellowship of $60,000 (CAD) plus benefits as well as an additional $1,000 to support participation in academic conferences. The Fellow will spend the academic year at the University of Toronto and The Wilson Centre, during which time they are expected to initiate their own research project(s) around a broad theme of Islamophobia in health professions education and practice; assist with their supervisors’ projects in areas related to the Postdoctoral Fellowship; mentor learners; and contribute to the intellectual life of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (including the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education).

Applications must include:

  1. A letter of interest that describes the candidate’s research experience and its applicability to the study of Islamophobia in health professions education and practice;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A writing sample, not to exceed 8,000 words

These materials should be emailed to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (medicine.oid@utoronto.ca) by Tuesday April 16, 2024.

By this date, applicants must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN) - Vanderbilt's A&S College Core Postdoctoral Fellows Program - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2024[]

With the support of the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science invites applications for the A&S College Core Fellows program.

A&S College Core Fellows will teach in Vanderbilt’s new undergraduate general education series, the First-Year Core: “Being Human” in the fall and “Science, Technology, Values” in the spring. These are small reading- and writing-intensive seminars taught from a common syllabus and in conjunction with faculty across the college. College Core Fellows will also carry some administrative responsibilities, assisting the Director and Associate Director of the Core Office in running the first-year program. Fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary cohort of instructors, develop their pedagogical skills and classroom practices, and receive faculty mentoring from the Core Office and a relevant A&S department. Fellowships provide a salary of $60,000, benefits, and up to $1000 for one-time moving expenses to Nashville when applicable. More information on the new A&S College Core can be found here: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/college-core.php The two-year fellowship will support early career scholars interested in general education, curriculum development, writing instruction, and higher education administration. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and writing pedagogy, and with a scholarly background in liberal studies, humanistic studies, and/or science and technology studies. Fellowships are for two years, with one renewal possible after the first year, and will begin on August 16, 2024.

  • Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, conferred between August 1, 2022, and May 1, 2024.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Postdoctoral fellows’ duties include:

  • Teaching a 2:2 load, or equivalent, in the First-Year A&S College Core
  • Participating in orientation activities
  • Attending weekly “pod” meetings with other Core instructors
  • Attending and supporting occasional extra-curricular programs
  • Assisting the Director and Associate Director with course development and oversight

To apply, please submit the following documents, all of which must be in PDF form:

  • Cover letter (up to 750 words) indicating your academic trajectory and expertise, your experience with interdisciplinary groups or collaborations, and your interest in and suitability for this particular fellowship.
  • Statement (up to 750 words) of teaching philosophy and experience.
  • C.V. (no more than 5 pages), which should include names of three references and their relationship to you.

You will also be asked to enter names and email addresses of three letter-writing references, one of whom must be your graduate academic advisor. Note: letters of recommendation will only be requested for fellowship finalists. The online application form is available here. The application deadline is February 1, 2024. Reference letters will be solicited for finalists after that date.

Vassar College (USA:NY) - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2024[]

The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellow in 19th-Century American history beginning Fall 2024.


Field of specialization is open, but we would prefer that the successful applicant be able to offer courses in 19th-Century US political history. The position carries a teaching load of 3 courses per year. The annual salary for this full-time postdoctoral position is $80,000. Candidates should submit: Letter of application-CV-Three reference letters-A brief teaching statement-A candidate diversity statement (additional information can be found athttps://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/)-An unofficial graduate transcript

Applications should be addressed to Robert K. Brigham, Search Chair, and submitted online at https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3702. PhD is required or must be in hand by August 1, 2024. Address any questions to Robert K. Brigham via email at: robrigham@vassar.edu. Review of applicant materials will begin on March 15, 2024 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications received after that date are not guaranteed to be reviewed. All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/4991524.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BEL) - Postdoctoral Researcher in Social and Economic History (13th-20th Centuries) - Deadline: 7 Jun. 2024[]

The research group SHOC (Social History of Capitalism) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is looking for a postdoctoral researcher. SHOC is a young, vibrant research group that aims to study the social history of capitalism from a global and bottom-up perspective. The group is home to several large research projects, spanning from migration in medieval Europe over foraging practices in colonial Central Africa to the dynamics of wealth inequality in the 19th century.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will engage with the following tasks:

  • You will conduct high-quality research in the field of the social history of capitalism, understood as the interaction with and negotiation of capitalist expansion from a bottom-up perspective. Specific research topics can include, but are not limited to, the study of political economy, welfare systems, social relations, migration, colonisation, economic/social inequality and ecological entanglements in any part of the world from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
  • You will publish your research in international peer-reviewed journals and will present your work at international conferences.
  • You will apply for external postdoctoral funding and will contribute to funding applications by the research group.
  • You will contribute to the organisation of the research group and will participate in its activities (meetings, research seminars).
  • You are encouraged to assist in the supervision of master students working on the social history of capitalism.

Requirements

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in History or related disciplines with historical expertise
  • Research experience in fields related to the social history of capitalism, i.e. the ways in which people engaged with the expansion of capitalism as a process that boosted material production but also generated structural inequalities.
  • Publication history or a demonstrated ability to publish in international peer-reviewed journals and a track-record of presentations at international conferences.
  • Expertise on any historical period or across periods from the twelfth to the end of the twentieth centuries.
  • Experience with global historical perspectives, taking into account interactions between continents, is particularly welcomed.
  • You are a team player and have good social skills.

Languages

English/Dutch

Benefits

  • You’ll be offered a contract for a full time appointment for 24 months (pending positive evaluation after twelve months), with planned starting date between 1 October and 31 December 2024.
  • You’ll receive a yearly salary of €63,500 to €69,000 before taxes and social security contributions.
  • At VUB, you’re guaranteed an open and diverse workplace with opportunities to develop your career. You will also enjoy various other benefits:
    • Extensive homeworking options, a telework allowance of 50 euros or an internet fee of 20 euros per month;
    • An informal working environment with attention to work-life balance and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of leave (fulltime contract), closure between Christmas and New Year and 3 extra leave days;
    • Cost-free hospitalisation insurance;
    • Full reimbursement of your home-to-work commute with public transport and/or bicycle allowance;
    • A wide selection of meals in our campus restaurants at attractive prices;
    • Excellent sport facilities, discounts via Benefits@Work and Ecocheques;
    • Nursery near campus, discount on holiday camps

For additional job details, including the required documents, please visit https://shoc.research.vub.be/ or contact SHOC director Bart Lambert at bart.lambert@vub.be

Yale University (USA:CT) - Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Associate, History of the American West or US Mexican Borderlands - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2024[]

The Yale University Department of History invites applications for the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship. This two-year fellowship supports research in U.S. history with a specialization in the history of the American West or the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Scholars with interests in Texas, and/or in public history, are especially encouraged to apply. The fellow will be affiliated with the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, and with the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. The fellow is expected to participate in their activities, and in History Department activities, and to teach one course in the second year of the fellowship.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience and will include Yale’s benefits package and a research budget. Start date August 1, 2024. PhD requirements must be completed by the beginning of the appointment and the PhD must have been awarded after spring 2020 Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Cover letter, CV, a chapter-length writing sample, a one-page proposal for a course, including illustrative readings, and three letters of reference should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/139758 . Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024.

[27 March] Any interview requests or movement on this?

[3 April] Position filled; form rejection email

Yale University (USA:CT) - Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Associate, Twentieth-century U.S. Political History - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2024[]

The Yale University Department of History invites applications for the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship. This two-year fellowship supports research in twentieth-century U.S. political history. The fellow will be affiliated with the Workshop in Modern U.S. History. The fellow is expected to participate in its activities, and in History Department activities, and to teach one course in the second year of the fellowship. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience and will include Yale’s benefits package and a research budget. Start date August 1, 2024. PhD requirements must be completed by the beginning of the appointment and the PhD must have been awarded after spring 2020. Cover letter, CV, a chapter-length writing sample, a one-page proposal for a course, including illustrative readings, and three letters of reference should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/139756 . Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024

[14 March] Any movement on this?

[27 March] Finalists interviewed on 3/21. Still waiting to hear results.

[27 March] Also had interview on 3/21 and waiting to hear back.

[4 April] Accepted offer via email.

Yale University (USA:CT) - Post Doctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/History - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2024[]

The Program in Jewish Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2024. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2024 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2021. The Program seeks a specialist in Ancient Judaism who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.

The Jewish Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, teach two courses, one per year with the expectation to teach two courses in Jewish Studies; with the option of substituting the organization of a conference, seminar, or colloquium for the second year’s course. The annual stipend will be $66,000 plus health benefits. Candidates send a cover letter, CV, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and a list of proposed courses to:

Jewish Studies Program, P.O. Box 208282, New Haven, CT 06520-8282 - renee.reed@yale.edu

Yale University (USA:CT) - Postdoctoral Fellow, Material Histories of the Human Record - Deadline: 1 Jul. 2024[]

The certificate program in Material Histories of the Human Record of the Humanities Program at Yale invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position at Yale University for the 2024-2025 academic year. Candidates must have research, teaching, or curatorial experience relevant to the histories of the book, archival studies, collections-based learning, publication; or cultural heritage stewardship, provenance, book arts, or other relevant field expertise.

This unique opportunity situates the successful candidate within a relevant academic department at Yale and the Yale Library Special Collections. During the two years of this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will support the Beinecke Library Education program for 15-20 hours per week (the equivalent of one course per semester), work to develop the initiatives associated with the Material Histories certificate in conjunction with the co-directors, and pursue their own research.

The Material Histories certificate program is designed to expose students to multiple forms of expertise within Yale’s special collections libraries, equip emerging scholars with new analytical skills, and teach them the methodologies that scholars, librarians, archivists, conservators, and curators employ as they preserve, interrogate, and steward the human record. This inaugural postdoctoral fellowship is envisioned as a dynamic bridge between the world of libraries, archives, and special collections, and their engagements by faculty, students, artists, and researchers who are located in other parts of the university. The Postdoctoral Fellow must be committed to facilitating these engagements in Yale University’s special collections by the broadest possible group of researchers and support work that utilizes traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research alongside creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research in the collections.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • support all aspects of the ongoing certificate program
  • serve as a resource for graduate and undergraduate students within the program
  • oversee publicity, outreach, and communications with the help of an undergraduate student worker
  • work to develop programming that engages and creates a sense of community for those involved with the certificate program
  • help plan a robust undergraduate certificate curriculum
  • develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction, long-term goals, and objectives of the certificate program, including identifying partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program
  • contribute to the development and assist in the management of content on the program’s website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content

The successful candidate will be intellectually wide-ranging and curious, open to imagining creative solutions and futures for the development of the certificate, have superb analytical, creative, and communication skills in both writing and public speaking, and be an excellent collaborator with the ability to foster collegiality and impart empathy, humility, and a positive outlook in their work. Experience working in an archive, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution is desirable but not required. This position reports to the co-directors of the Material Histories of the Human Record certificate.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence in New Haven, Connecticut, for the full duration of the appointment and take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the Material Histories and Yale Library Special Collections communities at Yale. Compensation is competitive and includes benefits and health insurance.

Qualifications[]

All applicants must have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. Graduate students who are working on their PhDs may apply, but must present proof of having completed and filed their dissertations, even if awaiting formal conferral of the PhD degree. Fluency in English is required, as reading knowledge of at least one other language.

Application Instructions[]

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a CV; a one-page description of research plans; and a statement of 500-700 words describing their experience and interest in Material Histories of the Human Record (broadly defined). We urge all prospective applicants to read the description of the program on our website to get a sense of the range of fields we encompass.

Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later.


All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio:

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on 1 July 2024 and continuing until the selections are final.

Word on the Street[]

EMORY UNIVERSITY AIAI NETWORK POSTDOC[]

04/11 Any news on this one?

4/11: Received Zoom interview request 3/8 and had interview ~two weeks after. No word yet since then-

4/12: Will there be a second round of interview for this position? When do people anticipate to hear from them?

4/27: Has anyone heard anything?

NPS MELLON HUMANITIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS[]

(12/14) Any news yet on these?

(12/19) NPS Exploring Indigenous Artistic Responses to Black Hills and Destination Tourism Postdoctoral Fellow (Mount Rushmore) Interview Request

(1/5) NPS Examining the Intersections of Indigenous Collections, Context, and Contemporary Art Postdoctoral Fellowship (Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site) Interview Request

(1/13) NPS Tribal Maritime Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Washington State Postdoctoral Fellow (Seattle) Interview Request

(1/17) Any news?

(1/19) NPS African Americans in Pacific Maritime History Postdoctoral Fellow (San Francisco) Interview Request

(1/22) NPS Negotiating the Law of the Land: US-Indigenous Treaty-Making at Prairie Du Chien, 1825–1830 (Prairie Du Chien) Rejection

UPENN CENTER ON DIGITAL CULTURE AND SOCIETY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP[]

(4/12) Any updates?

(4/16) I got an email notification that I was selected as a finalist and interview request on 4/8.

HARVARD SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

(10/16) It's about that time of year again...any updates?

(10/31) I haven't heard a peep yet.

(11/01) Also haven't heard anything. x2

(11/02) - interviews are ongoing until end of November (I presume they're all scheduled at this point), then "elections" sometime in December?

(11/02) I just noticed my submission in the online portal has been wiped clean, and no call so far -- guessing not a good sign

  • (11/02) Last year someone posted that they were called for an interview Nov. 7ish, and their FAQ says they will be contacting people to set up interviews until end of Nov. so I don't think it's hopeless just yet (though we're getting there).

(11/03) My submission in the online portal has been wiped clean as well...troubling.

(11/08) still haven't heard anything (x2)

(11/12) has anyone's submission in the online portal *not* been wiped clean?

  • (11/15) mine is gone

(11/27) any updates? seems unbelievable that no one has heard anything.

(11/28) I didn't apply, but am at Harvard now. Truly have no inside info about SoF decisions, but I do know that the university had a lot of administrative changes this academic year that have messed with schedules--so it could just be that they're running behind this year.

(11/30) I think all of the interviews have now been completed.

(12/4) seems odd that no one knows of anyone even having an interview?

(12/6) I had an interview back in October. I just emailed to ask about the timeline, and they said they said candidates will hear back by mid-December.

@12/6 poster above: just curious, is your application still listed in the portal? I also interviewed in October, just logged back in to see if anything had changed, and my account had been wiped clean. I'm assuming that means I haven't been "elected"... But I would love to know if they've wiped everyone's files, or if the final candidates' are still live? (it used to say "submitted," now there's nothing there)

(12/10) I think that those elected will find out very soon, but that the portal doesn't mean anything at this point. Mine was wiped clean before I got an invitation to interview!

(12/10) Did anyone hear today? (Or hear of anyone hearing?) I think it was supposed to be today or tomorrow.

(12/11) rejection email x6

PRINCETON SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

(11/09) haven't heard anything. (x7)

(11/10) any updates?

(11/10) Finalists notified (x3)

(11/13) Rejection email just came in. (x3)

(12/11) In interviews

Finalists will likely be informed early next week

(12/14) They are going to notify rejected finalists this afternoon -Did they decide then? Will the accepted hear today?

(12/15) I didn't hear anything yesterday. Did anyone hear anything? -Nothing yet here either. - How/where did you hear that they are sending rejections on the 14th? Any one hear anything. -Got a call with an offer today, letter sent shortly after. - Was this for one of the open fellowships, or one of the specialized ones? -Open

(12/19) Rejected finalists notified x2

HARVARD ACADEMY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES[]

(11/06) Semi-finalists notified.

(11/15) Rejection Email Received.

COLUMBIA SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

(11/12) haven't heard anything x9

(12/5) haven’t heard anything (x4)

Last year, notifications started arriving Dec. 18 for interview requests.

(12/14) interview invitation received x2

(12/15) No rejections received, so don't hold your breath if they haven't notified you yet.

(12/15) are interview requests typically rolling or all at once? If we haven't yet heard should we assume it's a no-go?

(12/17) still haven't heard ... anyone have any intel on when rejections were received in previous years?

(12/17) Rejections last year were the first week of January.

(12/18) Any news? Last year this time they sent out interview requests.

(12/19) No news.

(12/19) Friends, read the 12/14 note. Invitations for interview have already been sent out. We're out of luck.

  • (12/19) Got my interview invite on 12/14 but withdrew from the competition, so that spot will go to someone who didn't make the initial shortlist.

(01/12) Generic rejection received (x3)

(01/16) For finalists: any news?

(01/17) Interviews were held last week and decisions are expected next week.

(01/24) Rejected finalists notified

(01/25) Have offers been made? I'm a finalist still waiting to hear back.

  • (01/26) I don't know the answer, but I'm in the same position. Hopefully we will hear something soon... Good luck!

(01/26) Offer received via phone

STANFORD MELLON FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES[]

(11/08) haven't heard anything x5

(11/16) nothing still

(11/29) anyone hear back? nothing yet. it says online that we'll hear in the spring? (11/29) -- 12/19 last year offers were made in February, so let's be optimistic and hope that it's by Spring.

(12/12) still nothing

(12/19) Interfolio notice of request for references from SHC. Meaningful or a glitch? Who's to say.

(12/19) For my own sanity; didn't they ask for letters when the app was due? Where did Interfolio come into play? I did notice that my application was wiped form their system, although this didn't seem to mean anything when it happened re Harvard SoF.

  • (12/19) mine was also wiped from their system but that seems to have more to do with the site changing over to show only the upcoming deadlines for (internal) fellowships. Yes, they did ask for them upfront with the application. I have a feeling the Interfolio thing is not of much significance--unless of course your letters never made it to them. You might want to reach out to their SHC email; I did back in October because their portal functionality did not seem to handle dossier service uploads well. The staff person was very friendly and confirmed that mine were received.

(1/17) Anything? Nothing on this end.

(1/17) nothing here either

(1/18) nothing here either.

(1/18) Notified of finalist status via email (applied in English). 22 finalists, decision in a few weeks. Interfolio comment above was mine.

^ Do you know if this is 22 finalists in English or 22 finalists across all categories? -- 22 total finalist.

[^^ restored from suspicious deletion (1/18)]

[1/18] I'm confused because this original application did not do Interfolio. Are you sure you're in the right Stanford listing?

(1/19) i'm not the finalist above, but i had my letters sent through Interfolio (i.e., provided the letters' designated emails in the field, because I used it for all my apps), so perhaps that is what the poster saw change earlier on.

(1/22) so just to recap, all finalists have now been notified? best of luck to all!

(1/30) anyone ever get a rejection letter? it's helpful for job planning to be able to cross things off the list...

  • that would be nice! but i'm just working off the assumption that ghosting = rejection. so many places never send anything, or do it months after the fact

(2/14) Offer received via email.

(3/6) finally got that sweet form rejection email! x2 (rejection email indicated that they received 765 applications)

DARTMOUTH SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

(11/12) haven't heard anything x7

(11/29) no updates on my end

(12/1) Interview request received (music)

  • 12/22 Out of curiosity, is this for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow or the Society of Fellows?
  • Sorry, it was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow! Thank you for pointing out!

(12/2) heard that departments have been asked to comment on applications, which means a long list has been created

  • Does this mean that longlisted candidates would already have been notified/will be soon? Or just that things are moving along behind the scenes?
  • Just behind the scenes info. I haven't received anything externally.

(12/5) rejection email (x6)

(12/5) still no notification of any kind (no rejection email) (x3)

(12/11) still nothing (no rejection email) (x4)

(12/19) still nothing (no rejection email) (x3)

(1/9) still nothing (no rejection email) x2

[1/15] invitation for interview received

(1/15) rejection received (x2)

(1/16) still nothing (no rejection email or invitation for interview)

^ I withdrew my application after the invite yesterday so others may still hear back this week

(2/2) Any news on this front? Based on past years, it seems like offers are usually made by now...

KLARMAN FELLOWSHIP[]

(11/10) Haven't heard anything yet (a bit early according to their timetable, but last year applicants started getting interview requests around mid/late November so we're getting close)

(11/17) any updates?

(11/21) no news (x2)

(11/29) Updates?

(12/3) no news so far, anyone else?

  • (12/4) nothing for me (x5)
  • (12/8) nothing here; anyone? (x3)

(12/11) received rejection email (x3)

(12/11) still nothing for me (no rejection email)

  • (12/12) Rejection received

(12/12) offer received

  • (12/12) Could you please let us know when you were invited for an interview or when you were interviewed? I haven't received either a rejection or an interview invitation (x2).
  • (12/14) interviewed last week and offer made on Monday

CHICAGO HARPER/SCHMIDT[]

R2:(11/12) Any updates?

(11/17) No update yet, though didn’t it say somewhere that semi-finalists would be contacted by mid-November?

  • On the website they say additional materials will be requested "beginning in mid-November and continuing a rolling basis," so I don't think we're past the point of no hope. Last year additional materials were requested on 12/9 for social science core and 12/27 for humanities core—looks like we may still have a ways to go.

(11/26) No news (x4)

(12/5) no news but a friend at Chicago relayed a rumor from current fellows that they aren’t hiring for Power, Identity, and Resistence. Not sure what this means for other tracks

(12/10) no news (x3)

(12/13) any updates?

(12/18) anything received? - (12/18) no news (x8)

(12/22) request for additional materials received on 12/19 for humanities core

(12/22) should other humanities applicants who have not received a request take this as a sign of the end? <-- (12/24) H&S historically staggers depending on course. However, they seem to do things a bit differently each year. It would be interesting to hear which course(s) the request was for and if others received a request.

(12/30) Any news from people applying for the Civilizations track?

(1/2) no news or request; did anyone receive request for materials or any updates after 12/19? Wondering if there was a second batch of requests or will be one.

(1/3) Request for more materials received for Humanities Core (focus in Media Aesthetics) + Humanities Core (focus in Reading Cultures)

(1/3) Request for more materials (Media Aesthetics/Language and the Human)

(1/5) And updates from those applying to Social Sciences? -(1/8) no

(1/8) Request for more materials (Social Sciences)

(1/8) To the previous poster, what focus area is this for? Do we know if all areas are contacted at the same time? (1/10) "Self, Culture, and Society" and "Global Society." The email did not specify if all areas were contacted simultaneously.

(1/21) checked my portal after uploading/saving the additional documents for the humanities core and I don’t see the additional documents listed. Is this true for others who have moved on to the next stage? R1: The additional documents I submitted on 1/19 no longer appear in my application portal either. R2: Also gone for me and not under the supporting documents; emailed to confirm receipt, but haven't heard back. R3: Same here -- I emailed the person who had sent the request for additional documents, but no response so far. R4: Same issue, after the second follow up email, I received a reply confirming receipt.

(1/31) Social Science: Received additional documents request back on 12/18, then silence. Today, I got a cryptic email asking me if I was still interested in the position. Replied affirmative. Will report what ensues.

(2/7) given what’s going on with budget cuts and the hiring freeze at Chicago (see IFK updates below) do we think HS will be affected? Crazy times…

(2/10) Social Science Inquiry: Received invite for final interview & virtual campus visit on 2/14.

(2/12) Humanities Core: has anyone heard back yet regarding interviews? R1: Also wondering if anyone's heard back. It's been over a month since additional materials were received. (2/20) R2: In the initial additional materials request I received the administrator specified interview requests would be sent in Feb and interviews would take place in March... so I guess that gives us a week or so to wait.

(2/12) European Civ Subcommittee: Received request to submit additional application materials by 2/23.

(2/12) If we haven't been contacted by this point, should we assume it's a no? Interesting they are still sending out requests (I applied for Poetry & the Human in case anyone has heard from them).

(2/22) Has anyone in Humanities with a January request for more materials heard back? R1: Same question. Submitted additional materials in late January and haven't hear back anything yet (applied to Reading Cultures and Media Aesthetics fyi). R2: Same situation as above—haven't heard anything since January. I'm curious of budget issues have affected timeline / # of fellows. R3: what to make of this job ad for an instructional professor for self, culture, and society? Could Chicago be filling core teaching needs with lower cost adjuncts instead of HS? https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=66967. R4: I'd be surprised if that was for lowering costs, since that's a promotable position and they're advertising it open-rank. My guess is that their last few years of using core positions for their PhD students has messed up their typical rhythm and they need more instructors for the core now than they can hire new fellows (given promises of sabbaticals, etc. for H/S)

(3/5) Still nothing for Humanities. According to last year's page, they told candidates that interview requests would go out in "early March," but it ended up being mid-March. Maybe there's a similar delay this year.

(3/15) mid-March. Any news out there?

(3/22) still haven't heard anything (European Civ) so sent a follow-up email yesterday (3/21) - no response yet.

(3/22) Invitation to interview for European Civ received on 3/8. Interview scheduled for 4/4.

(3/25) Anyone in the humanities got anything? I was told at the beginning of the month (3/4) that the committee hadn't even met by then. R1: Nope—emailed the administrator but haven't heard anything yet; I know there was a delay in divisional budgets this year so perhaps that's pushed the timeline back...or perhaps they've moved forward with a very small fraction of finalists who aren't on here.

[3/26] Invitation to interview for Humanities Core (Media Aesthetics though I applied for Poetry and the Human) received 3/8. Interview scheduled for this week.

(3/27) The offer for Social Science Inquiry was sent two weeks ago and was turned down today.

(3/28) Any sense if Humanities interview requests for areas other than Media Aesthetics have gone out? Or will we wait until June to find out we've been rejected? R1: based on the above, I would assume all requests were sent out 3/8, and so if we haven't heard yet it's most likely a no.

CHICAGO IFK[]

(11/29) Any updates?

(11/30) Am also anxiously awaiting any sort of news! - Same (12/7)

(12/7) Has anyone been in touch with them? I'm pretty sure results were supposed to come out around this time.

(12/11) It seems like they are on a totally different timeline from last year, when applications were due in early January. I'm not sure if that affects anything. RE: 12/7 poster, have you had an interview or heard of anyone who has?

(12/11) I asked and here's what I got: "Thank you for your inquiry. The committee is moving forward and in turn you will receive updates." lol

(12/18) still nothing -- their Interfolio page has been updated; now saying "candidates can expect to receive notice of the decision in January" (the info on the IFK website remains the same tho)

(1/9) any news? x 2

(1/22) wat happened with this? January is almost over..............

(1/24) Asked to provide three letters of rec by 2/07, so I guess they have a long list X 3

RE: 1/24 poster, can I ask a clarifying question? Were you, the applicant, notified directly or did one of your letter writers inform you of the request?

(1/25) RE: RE: I was sent an email that read: We would like to request three letters of reference to be submitted through Interfolio by February 7. Your status in Interfolio has been reset to allow you to upload the letters.

(1/25) received the request but there doesn’t seem to be anyway to upload letters in interfolio. Are others having this problem as well? RE: I deleted the original 3 required "Contact Reference" uploads and replaced them with letters as there was no other option.

-Same, this is what I did too.

(1/31) Interviews happening next week x 2

[2/7]: Was scheduled to have an interview tomorrow, and was just informed that the university has CUT FUNDING for this position. Beyond disappointed, and enraged that they led applicants this far along without having the funding  !!

[2/7] wow I’m also scheduled for an interview and haven’t heard anything yet so this is a blow. This might help explain things: https://chicagomaroon.com/40872/news/expect-growing-pains-university-presentation-reveals-severe-financial-pressures/

[2/7] The director's post on (former) Twitter: "Today I learned that the University of Chicago is shutting down the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge for budgetary reasons. I'm so sad for all the people who will be impacted by this." So it is not just this position but the entire institute. And they are also closing their unique journal. A real bummer.

[2/7] Was scheduled to have an interview tomorrow as well and also radio silence-- heard about the institute shutting down through other channels.

https://chicagomaroon.com/41439/news/ifk-director-announces-shutdown-university-fails-to-confirm/

MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

(11/14) No news so far (x4)

(11/29) still haven't heard anything (x2)

(12/5) no news x4

(12/10) no news (x2)

(12/18) rejection received today (x8)

(12/19) no news (no rejection email) (x2)

(1/17) any updates?

(2/10) For finalists: any updates? (Finalists were notified on Dec. 22. The email I received says 6 offers will be sent out in late January...)

(3/18) Any updates? The website says all applicants will be informed by the end of March.

WESLEYAN POSTDOC IN AMERICAN STUDIES[]

(11/27) Any news from the Wesleyan Postdoc in American Studies?

(12/11) no word yet, but they got back to people at the end of the semester last year

(12/14) request for interview in January (declined)

(1/10) interview, next steps campus visit for shortlisted candidates in ~6 weeks, according to interview committee

MICHIGAN LSA COLLEGIATE FELLOWSHIP[]

(12/1) MICHIGAN LSA COLLEGIATE FELLOWSHIP - received rejection email (x2)

PENN WOLF CENTER[]

(12/1) No news so far x3

(12/7) still none x4

(12/11) nada x4

  • Last year's notifications came in early February and I doubt this year would be any faster.

(1/16) any updates?

(1/17) nothing here

(1/18) nothing here (x 5)

(1/25) anything?

(1/25) nothing here (x4)

(1/29) nothing here x4

(2/1) nope x5

(2/2) rejection received x12  :(—hang in there, everyone!

(2/2) offer received

(2/3) anyone else received no news still (x2)?

(2/5) alternates contacted, not sure how many alternates they have named

FRQSC[]

(12/1) - Has anyone applied to the FRQSC and/or holds one, and received an email, "your funding request will be submitted to the next stage of evaluation." Does this just mean that they have started evaluating or that it has now advanced in competition while some others have been ruled out? The selection process is so opaque, would love any insight!

LOC KLUGE DIGITAL FELLOWSHIP[]

(12/3) Has anyone heard back from Kluge? When can we expect news?

CORNELL SOCIETY FOR THE HUMANITIES[]

(12/3) Any news? When are updates to be expected?

(12/10) nothing yet. any updates?

(12/18) assuming this is for the society for the humanities? any word?

(12/19) Rejection received

BROWN PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIP[]

(12/5) Did anyone hear back yet?

^ nothing yet. Last cycle they gave first round decisions within 5 weeks, it's been taking longer this year.

(12/12) - still nothing (x3)

12/17 - nothing on this end, but the Pembroke center fellowship sent rejections a couple weeks ago. (Unsure if this means anything at all).

  • Since the President's is through OIED, Pembroke decisions likely have no influence on notifications

(12/19) Also haven't heard anything. All Brown staff get off for 2 weeks starting Friday, so if we don't hear anything by 12/22 we likely won't hear anything until the week of 1/7

(1/10) Any word for anyone yet? Nothing here.

(1/11) Nope, nothing here

1/22 Nothing as of today

2/2 nothing here - anyone?

2/7 - nothing here, either. I assumed the first round would have been scheduled by now.

2/7. yeah same, nothing here; wondering if rejections will be sent only after the selection process, because I have received nearly all Ivy/R1 postdoc rejections but this one, which had a relatively early due date.

2/8 I emailed them last week to see if there were any updates. Haven't receive a response

2/19. Any updates yet? I am assuming the finalists must not be Wiki users because it makes no sense for something with such an early due date not to have sent something yet, esp. when comparable programs have all sent rejections already.

  • replying to above 2/19 poster: I have a feeling that they are running the same timeline as last year, just moved up the due date so they could have more time for the processing (i.e., we'll hear first round in March). Idk how much you know about how this one works, but you get long listed by the DEI office, then they send the long listed candidates to the department to give input, and then from there the DEI office make interview decisions. I would suggest reaching out to your faculty sponsor to see if their department has heard anything.

2/24. Finalist notification, request to schedule Zoom interview. Email mentioned there were over 300 applicants.

3/21 - Offer received via email

3/26 - offer accepted

BROWN - HISTORY AND NAISI POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW[]

  • Any news? (Jan. 31).
  • (Feb. 19) Nothing on my end

BROWN PEMBROKE CENTER FELLOWSHIP[]

01/03 - from updates on the Brown Presidential Fellowship (see above), it sounds like a first round of rejection emails was sent in December. Has anyone received a request for writing sample + additional app documents?

01/03 - I received a request for additional materials in early December; (1/3) - I received a rejection in early December

02/01 - No news, anyone? The website says we should hear in February; I'm hoping it's early February.

02/02 - Still no news. I noticed the application on interfolio is now locked. Anyone knows if they conduct interviews for this postdoc?

02/05 - Offer made

02/08- There were two if I recall correctly. Have both offers been accepted?

02/21- Circling back to the question above on 2/8 since no one responded. Have both offers been made and accepted?

STANFORD's IDEAL Provostial Fellows[]

Any news?

(12/8) nothing yet. The Mellon Stanford postdoc said notifications will happen in the spring, so possibly the same for the IDEAL.

12/12 -- zilch

(1/17) any updates?

(1/18) nothing here

(1/22) no word here x2

(1/26) email update, rejection- not selected as a finalist x3

(1/28) did finalists get emails notifying them? i didn't get a rejection, but maybe that is because i submitted via email due to a technical snafu.

  • (1/31) checking in again about this because I'm a mess! anyone else in this boat with me or get notified of finalist status?

(1/31): also have not heard anything either way, and submitted through the website

  • (1/31) huh, I see. well, I emailed to see whether they'd share their timeline with us, so hopefully we can get more clarity soon.

(2/1) rejection received (not selected as a finalist); i was the poster who submitted via email. weird delay.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF FELLOWS[]

  • 12/7) Letters requested from references
    • Query: For others as well, when I log into the application portal, I see that all my reference letters have been submitted. Is this true for everyone?
    • Mine says either "Reference submitted" or "Request sent," but I didn't receive a notification that I made it to the next round. (12/7)
    • Mine also says the same. But my professors did not receive any requests. I asked BU SoF about it and will let you know if hear anything. (12/8)
    • I recieved this email: "At this time, we have not yet requested letters for our next phase of review, as the selection committee is still reading applications." (12/8)
    • Please see the email I received. It says their system might have some problem.(12/12)

"Thank you for your email. At this time, we have not yet requested letters for our next phase of review, as the selection committee is still reading applications. Your references should have all automatically received the below message back when you originally submitted your application in October. It is possible that InfoReady has been sending out additional automated messages.

“This is a notification that (Your name goes here) has listed you as a reference for their Boston University Arts and Sciences Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar application. At this time no action is required on your part, however, should the applicant be successful in moving to the next round, you will be contacted for a letter mid December by this same system. To learn more about the Society, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/cas/career-development-resources/society-of-fellows/”

Should the selection committee advance your application, your reference writers will be contacted by December 18th and letters will be due by January 8th. You will also receive an email from this email address notifying you so that you can give them advance notice.

Apologies for any confusion! This is a new system for us, and we will be making changes in future cycles to improve the process".

All the best.

  • ok, but...why did 2 of my letter writers just *spontaneously* submit letters in the last 3 days, for an app I submitted months ago, unless BU just sent them a request? (I haven't heard anything from BU -- and it seems entirely possibly they sent out a system-wide request for letters and really don't know who's moving on yet -- but I feel like they aren't *just* "reading applications"...) (12/10)
  • (12/11) One of my advisors who is on sabbatical emailed me to ask if I knew who had sent her a request for a letter that was due today 12/11. Turns out it was for Boston. My other advisors received this request to and submitted them this weekend. I have a hard time imagining that they received this request 2 months ago or they would have asked me about it then, but who knows.
  • I could be wrong, but the confusion may come from the fact that, when you submitted your application, I believe your references received a message saying that they *might* be asked for letters later in the process, along with a link to submit their letter. What that means is that the references were able to submit letters even if the candidate hadn't officially moved to the next stage. At least that's my interpretation of it: one of my references, for example, sent in his letter the day after I submitted the application. Overall it feels like BU is still working out how its application system works, since this is a different platform than they used last year. (12/8)
  • anyone receive a notification that letters were requested? (12/18)--
  • Not that I am aware of - only that my advisors received a prompt, but that could have been a system error (12/19)
  • Nothing here (12/19)
  • Rejection received (12/20)

Request for recommendations received "phase 2 of review (12/20) x2 Request for recommendation/ Phase 2 of review (12/21)

(01/25) Any news?

(01/25) No news here, email did say late January for finalist announcement so hopefully soon x3

(1/30) Also in the late January finalist announcement group but still no news x2

---which email mentioned late January for finalist announcement?

  • The semifinalist email that went out on 12/20: "Thank you for your application to the Postdoctoral Scholars program at the Boston University Arts & Sciences Society of Fellows. After an initial review of applications, I am pleased to inform you that your application was selected to move on to Phase 2 of review. At this time, we have received all three of your reference letters, so no further action is required on your part. In late January, we will contact you to let you know if you have moved on to the third and final phase."

All I see is "mid-February" for final offers, on the BU Society of Fellows website...working backwards we should hear soon if we're a finalist. --- Yup, my semifinalist email said nothing like late-January. Seems like they send differently worded emails to candidates. Never mind, good luck to everybody. From prior years, it seems they send finalist notification in phases and not in one go, though.

  • That's so weird, I have no idea why they do that. But if it's late-January for finalist notification and mid-February for final offers, then the Phase 3 review should take a really short time.
  • Any news? (01/30) January is over. -- nothing here, the late January might not be accurate, since apparently some other people didn't get emails that contained that.
  • (2/1) any updates??
    • Nothing here x2 --- Maybe we should/could email them asking for a timeline and keep ourselves updated here? At this point, it makes sense to do so. x2
    • It seems to me that they redid the application process, so I guess there might be some issues with communication. If the website says mid-February for offers, then I think they might skip the third-round review and go straight to offers at this point. It doesn't seem like a lot of postdocs go through three rounds anyways. ------ SOFs always do interview from what I know. May I kindly ask what is the source of information you just provided? They might be delaying this year, it happens. Lets keep each other posted, y'all. ----- Not all SoF. USC, for instance, does not interview. On the BU website it says SOME will be asked to interview. I really wonder how they decide who to interview and who not to interview.
  • (2/2) Invitation for interview. x2
  • ^ Did you receive an "end of January email" or a "mid February email"? On their website, it says only some fellows will be required to interview, so I'm curious if this is where the logic behind the different emails lies.
    • Also really confused about the some will interview logic. Are we at a disadvantage if we don't get invited to an interview?
  • I'm not the poster above, but I was also invited to interview (email also received 2/2). My email in December made no reference at all to "end of January" or "mid February." So, it seems there is even a third possibility... ---- Do you mind sharing what your email said?
  • Okay the situation is we have: 1) people who received emails with "end of January" 2) people who received emails with "mid-February" 3) people who received emails with no reference to either 4) some people who have received interview notices but majority seemed to have not?...what a mess --- Indeed, though there's no category (2) here, it's what their website says. Last year, they sent interview calls in 2-3 phases. I'm about to email them for clarity and will share if i do and get a response. Cheers.
  • Any updates? Also, for those with interview invitations: what dates are they scheduled? -- Emailed, no response. :| Looks like interviews are held over 2 weeks, going by prior yrs.
  • Does anyone feel like at this point we should just wait for offers? It's already halfway into the first full week of February. By their schedule of mid-February for offers, that means we should hear back within the next two weeks. Doesn't seem like there would be a lot of time for a third-round review. -- There'll be interviews, and the offer maybe delayed a bit. Hang on. finalist calls are happening.
  • (2/9) still no news on my end x2
    • 2/9 - no news from me. I had letters requested and was told I would hear back in the beginning of Feb. I'm guessing this isn't good news for me. Congrats to those who got interviews! -- I don't think it's a lost cause. No news is probably good news. The thing is most people did not seem to have heard anything either, including myself who got a late January message. Their website also says "some people" will be interviewed, so clearly not all of us are going to be called to interview. The confusing thing is what's the criteria?
  • (2/10) curious if this is just a quirk of the system and I hadn't seen it before, but.. if you click your name next to the "Hello" in the top right of the InfoReady Review page and look at the bottom of that page, there's a section called applications. It has the categories Application Status Category and Awardee?. My Awardee box says "No," but I'm unsure if this is just because decisions haven't been made or because it is already a "no." My guess is that its the former and is essentially meaningless, but I thought I would see what everyone else has on theirs.
    • I have a "no" as well.
  • (2/10) I'm one of the folks with interviews: my interviews (one with CAS, one with the host dept) are scheduled for the week of the 19th, so I doubt they will make decisions until late Feb./early March.
    • ^^ does your Awardee box also say "no" on the application site? (See post above)
    • Yes, mine also says "No" under "Awardee" on the page linked to my name on the site. I wouldn't read too much into it. x2
  • (2/20) Hey everyone--I was one of the people who had letters requested, was told I'd hear back in "early February", and have not heard anything since (no interview invite). I have another opportunity that I need to respond about, so I emailed the CAS SOF email address to ask if they could provide an update. The program associate responded 24 h later saying "While decisions have not gone out to all applicants yet, the selection committee asked me to inform you that you were not selected to move on to the final stage of the process." They also said that I would "receive a formal notice of this decision via InfoReady." Best of luck to everyone who is still in the running!
    • Wow, thanks for the update. I have no idea if I'm in the running since they clearly failed to communicate a decision within the timeframe they stipulated in the email, but fingers crossed!
  • (2/21) have those who’ve had interviews finished up yet, or are they still ongoing?
    • I had my interviews this week. They said that all decisions would go out by 1 March. I also very much got the sense interviews are mandatory (i.e., if you did not have one, I don't think you will be selected). But, of course, it's possible that I'm wrong. --- what made you feel that they were mandatory?
    • It wasn't a "let's clarify a few things on your CV" type interview -- They asked general questions off a checklist; it seemed like they will compare the responses during the final selection. (Also they only take 4-5 people, so why wouldn't they interview everyone?) -- did they also ask you for transcripts or writing samples? R: No, they didn't request any additional materials after the letters.
    • According to last year's info session video, they said interviews are for people who advance through the subsequent stages, and going by last year's page it also seems a lot of people got letters requests but then radio silence. At this point, it's probably the case that if we didn't get called to interview, we're not likely to get it.
    • (2/27) any updates?
  • (3/2) still nothing? didn't they say to some interviewees that the decisions would be sent out no later than yesterday?
  • 3/6 - nothing here. Has anyone gotten offers already?
  • (3/8) - Notified of offer via email.

VANDERBILT COLLABORATIVE HUMANITIES POSTDOC[]

  • Nothing (12/10)
  • [Dec 10] Anyone with a solid sense of when they may announce? Last year they did it in March, although the app confirmation this year noted December.
  • (12/14) anything? Will they even reach out before the holiday season?
  • 12/20 Still nothing? x2
  • 12/22 still nothing? x2
  • 1/5 still nothing? X2
  • 1/11--any updates here?? x2
  • 1/18 Interview invitation received x3
  • 1/19 Form rejection x2
  • 1/20 still nothing (no rejection email or invitation for interview)
  • 2/13 received email indicating that I am a finalist (the email requested a brief phone call with the Associate Director within the week)
  • 2/14 still nothing following the interview, but I'm curious about the phone call since I was told at my interview there'd be a second interview and offers wouldn't be awarded until March - did others hear the same? Maybe it's a cluster-specific thing
    • [I'm the one who commented on 2/13]--I was told the same thing during my interview (that there'd be a second interview if I moved forward as a candidate for the position and offers wouldn't be awarded until March). I was interviewed for the Global Humanities Cluster. The phone call seems to be separate from a second interview; this is what they wrote: "I’m pleased to inform you the Robert Penn Warren Center has named you a finalist for a Collaborative Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. I’m reaching out to schedule a brief phone call to see what questions you may have about the program, the position, or the Center. This is not an interview, so you needn’t be prepared to talk about your research, teaching experience, etc." The email did not mention a second interview and the phone call doesn't seem to count as one.
    • [I asked the question on 2/14] Thanks so much for your detailed response, it sounds as if we were told the same things during interview (I was also interviewed for Global Cluster). I can only assume I'm not a finalist or they haven't reached out to all finalists yet, but I am intrigued to hear from others who may, or may not, have been contacted for a phone call. Either way, I hope your phone call goes well!
    • If I hear any additional details about the decision-making process, I'll be sure to share! Best of luck!
    • During the phone call, the Associate Director said that first offers will be made to finalists by March 1st. I did ask about the "second interview with the Robert Penn Warren leadership" that was mentioned during the Global Cluster interviews. Based on his response, it doesn't seem like are any plans for an additional interview...perhaps it was a misunderstanding on the interviewer's part? Though if anyone else has any clarity on that, it would be helpful to know!
    • Thanks for the additional info, best of luck to you
  • 2/19 rejection email received post-interview
  • 3/5 I followed up with the Assoc Director who said that they are still in the final stages of deliberation and hope to share final decisions by next week.
  • 3/14 Anyone else who didn't receive an invitation to interview but also didn't get an email rejection?
  • 17 March: In response to 3/14, yes, I did the initial interview (for the Urban Cluster) and then haven't heard anything else. I'd like to think they have a list of alternates if finalists turn down the offer, but I suspect I'm just not getting the position.
  • 3/18 rejection received (was a finalist in the Global Cluster, only got the news after writing to the Assoc Director)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON - CRRES Postdoctoral Scholars Program[]

  • (12/11) Any word?
  • (12/11) ^Zoom interview invites went out last week
  • 12/17- I know some people received rejections already or Zoom interviews, but I received neither? Some of us could be in some sort of waitlist depending on who accepts.
  • I received notification that I was on a shortlist back in early November. They asked me to confirm that I was still interested at that point. I have not heard any updates since then. I believe different departments are reviewing the applications so this could be a staggered process depending on departmental procedures.
  • (12/17) ^I was told by the search committee that they're doing (Zoom) interviews through the beginning or middle of January, so that's possible!
  • 1/18 - Any news?
  • 1/22 - Still rejection-less and interview-less here.
  • 1/25 ^same
  • 2/16 Any word for those who already had the interview?
  • 2/16^ Had an interview back in December; no word yet!
  • 2/19 Still no rejection nor interview! I am guessing some department's applicants just fall thru the cracks and are ghosted.
  • 3/11. Emailed them and they said decisions are coming out soon and that interviews were already conducted. So, for future applicants, know that it is possible that this postdoc will ghost you. Do not hesitate to reach out by late December. I think department reviews must be why some folks receive notifications and others do not. I am in a language field.
  • Offer made and accepted.

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE (EUI) - MAX WEBER POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP[]

  • (12/11) Applied for the History fellowship. Heard today that the admissions were already out. Could anyone confirm?
    • (12/11) Also applied for History and have not heard yet
    • 12/15 Acceptances are out. 850+ applicants. Rejections and possibly reserves out next week.
  • (12/18) rejection email
  • 12/18 reserve list - if vacancies opened, second round of admission in mid-Jan
  • 1/22 Any reserves heard from the EUI in January?

WATSON INSTITUTE Postdoctoral Fellows Program[]

  • Any word? (12/12)
  • nada (12/11)
  • Rejection email (12/14) x 4

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Crown Center for Middle East Studies[]

  • Any word? (12/12)
  • Received invite for Zoom
  • interview last week.
  • Did anybody get rejection? Nothing received here. (12/22)
  • rejection email (1/20) - x2

NOTRE DAME NDIAS FELLOWSHIP[]

  • (12/14) Any news?
  • (12/20) Rejection email

DARTMOUTH NEUKOM FELLOWSHIP[]

  • 12/22 any news? nothing yet for me
  • 1/2 no news for me either!
  • 1/25, still nothing! x2
  • 1/30, still nothing
  • 2/2 nothing here. anyone heard anything?
  • 2/8 nothing still.
  • 2/26 has anyone heard anything? nothing here
  • 2/28 received rejection

POMONA CHAU-MELLON[]

  • 1/3 Any news?
  • 1/7 no news for me (x3)
  • 1/19 still nothin (x2)
  • 1/22 Nothing on my end
  • 1/29 still nothing
  • 2/1: None here. (x2)
  • 2/6 None (x2)
  • 2/8 Invitation for campus visit (x2) R1: did you have a Zoom interview first? also if you don't mind me asking, what discipline?
  • 2/9 Nothing here.
  • 2/20 Has anyone been rejected? Which disciplines have heard back?
  • 2/23 I haven't had a rejection or an invitation, but assume I'm out of the running.
  • 3/18 Position offered and accepted

RESIDENT SCHOLARS AT SAR[]

  • 1/7 Any news? (On the application portal, the status says 'FINAL'. Does it mean anything?)
  • 2/2 any news?
  • 4/3 any news? At this point awardees must have been notified, right?

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT-HENDERSON-HARRIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • 1/24 Rejection

COLUMBIA-CLIMATE SCHOOL POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • 1/29 any news?
  • 2/6 Any update?

BERKELEY-PRESIDENT'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW[]

  • e1/7 Any news?
  • 1/8 I don't believe we will be notified until the end of March (for the UC PPFP in general)
  • 1/27 based on past posts and discussion it seems that for the UC PPFP in general there are a few rounds of notification. Typically, those offered the award will be notified by phone call (or email then phone call) within the second week of February. Then, UC PPFP alternates (or finalists; unclear distinction) will be notified by the end of February and basically told to sit tight and wait and that their application potentially could have been submitted for the Chancellors. Those that did not receive the fellowship or consideration for Chancellors have typically been notified in March-April (in some cases, folks reached out and then were sent the formal rejection). Lastly, folks who were in the running for Chancellors typically had the longest wait and offers or rejections were sent between early April to May, depending on UC.
  • 2/01: This is my first time applying for the PPFP. Does this mean that there are no interviews or intermediate stages? People are just awarded the postdoc based on written materials alone?
    • I didn't apply this year, but I did last year. This is correct, there are no interviews. Note that each UC will make a phone calls to offer for the President's postdoc at different times. If you look at last years, a lot of the UCs made offers before Berkeley - they were quite late. At that stage, if you are not awarded the President's you have two potential outcomes: a rejection, or submitted for consideration to the Chancellor's. Chancellor's you can think of as President's alternates. As the poster on 1/27 mentioned, these take a long time after notification of consideration.
      • To clarify for anyone who doesn't know, the President's postdoc is run by the central UC President's office, and then each individual campus (I believe) has its own Chancellor's postdoc. If you're not selected for the President's postdoc, your file can automatically be considered for the Chancellor's postdoc of the individual campus that you listed. As far as I know, the terms and benefits are essentially the same, they're just funded by different offices.
      • Thank you so much for clarifying! Wow, no interviews-- that really is like winning the lottery.
  • (2/6) Remember your self-care strategies this week as we wait for the first waive of announcements! Please update if you hear of any (or yourself are!) an awardee.
  • 2/7: Close friend received an email from PPFP saying they will receive a phone call tomorrow (UCSD in Literature)
  • 2/7: Close friend said they received an email requesting a phone call to ask them some questions.
    • Q: Is this the same post with the one above?
    • R: No this one is for Berkeley -- during the phone call, friend was told congratulations, you've been selected for the PPFP
  • 2/10 Any news?
    • Offers have been extended over the phone, but unclear if people have already been contacted for all UCs or only some
    • Thanks, same here.
    • 2/12: Can folks let us know which schools have extended offers? So far it looks like Berkeley and maybe UCSD.
  • 2/11 Any news from UCI? R: not for me
  • 2/11 Any news from UC Riverside?
  • 2/12 Any updates from UCLA? R: not for me as of 2/12.
  • 2/12 Any news from UC
  • ? R: not for me (x2). 2/16: rejection receieved Q: What form was the rejection in? I applied to Merced and haven't heard anything either way as of 2/16
    • 2/27: emailed the PPFP 2/18, followed up 2/26, told 2/27 that I did not receive PPFP but am under consideration for Merced Chancellor's
  • 2/15 Someone posted on Twitter (on 2/14) they have been awarded a fellowship for UCSD (Medical field).
  • 2/15 I emailed them and they told me the status of my application. You might want to try it.
    • Q: Is this an offer or a rejection? R: Rejection for PPFP but forwarded to Chancellor's:)
  • 2/16 Form rejection received x2
    • Q: Are the formal rejections for the Berkeley PPFP or other UCs?
  • 2/20 "Self-care" poster from above. I contacted President's office and was told that I am an alternate and my application will also be forwarded to Chancellor's. Still hopeful.
    • Q: 2/21 How long did it take the office to respond? Sent them an email 2/18, no communications yet
    • A: 2/22 I sent email on 2/12 and received response 2/13. Im sorry you haven't received communication yet.
    • R: 2/27: thanks so much for this, after my 2/18 email I sent a follow-up on 2/26 and was told 2/27 that I was rejected for the PPFP but under consideration for the chancellor's ("Chancellor's decisions take more time.")
  • 2/23 - Rejection received (applied to UCR)
  • 3/4 - Please update if you have received any info from PPFP or if you are a recipient for Chancellor's!
    • 3/15 - Anyone get any official communications? 3/15 has been a deadline in some past years. Still nothing for me (referred for UC Merced Chancellor's). (I'm going a little nuts for news, this is my last open application this year and I need to decide if I'm graduating. Solidarity to everyone in the same position!)
    • 3/19- I haven't heard anything either, but I also haven't written to ask if I was referred for the Chancellor's or not (for UC Irvine).
      • 3/22: same poster from above. I bit the bullet and wrote to ask about the status of my application and received this response within a couple hours of emailing: "We are more than happy to share your application status.  Your President's Postdoctoral Fellowship application is ranked as an Unranked Finalist in the Arts and Humanities discipline and was forwarded to your mentor's campus for consideration of a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Awardees of the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship are notified directly from your mentor's campus.  Announcements are scheduled on March 31, 2024." Hopefully the March 31st deadline is accurate so we're all put out of our misery!
      • 3/27 - Congrats on being a finalist and thank you for updating with the information you received! Fingers crossed!
      • 3/28- Thank you so much! Tbh, I had some trouble parsing the language in their response (what does it mean to be "ranked as an unranked finalist?"). I thought at first it just meant I was out of the running for the PPFP but just in the running for the Chancellor's, but it seems I'm in the running for both? And that only the PPFP is announced on 3/31 but Chancellor's are announced later? If anybody is able to interpret that message, that would be super helpful!
      • 3/28 - Response to above: Based on previous threads, it seems an applicant can: 1) be rejected outright for PPFP (Thereby, rejected for Chancellor's), 2) can be made an Alternate for PPFP thereby, ranked (#1,2,3...) and can be offered the PPFP in the event a spot opens up and are also in the running for the Chancellor's , or 3) can be an Unranked Finalist which are likely not going to be considered for the PPFP anymore but are in the running for Chancellors. Last note, it is my understanding that all PPFP recipients have been informed and are currently working through negotiations/being finalized and the Chancellors is still being decided on with awards typically announced/finalized now through April depending on campus.
        • Thank you so much for taking the time to explain this! That makes a lot more sense now.
        • Appreciate the context from that in-depth explanation! -- it's strange how unstandardized the language is that they use. My response from the PPFP just said "you were not selected for the PPFP but are under consideration for the Chancellor's," which must be the "unranked finalist" position.
  • 4/4 - Am I slowly descending into madness, or did the Award Date on the application dashboard change from March 31 to "Apr 30, 2024 11:59 PM PT" sometime last week?
  • 4/4 - Wow, no you are not! That definitely changed within the last few days. I am convinced those dates don't mean anything and just are there to stop people from emailing. Although, very likely they extended the deadlines for UC campus' to decide. This was reportedly done in 2020 due to covid. It would be really nice if they could updates folks.
  • 4/05- That's infuriating! I received an official email from the central office yesterday that they can't offer me a PPFP at this time but I'm a finalist ("you will be considered if there are additional openings in the next few weeks") and also under consideration for Chancellor's. (x2). Wrote to the central office asking if there's an estimate as to when Chancellor's awards will be made and they weren't able to give me answer. At this point I'm under pressure to finalize my plans for next year, as I imagine are others. Very frustrating situation.
  • 4/05 - I received the same email from the central office! I had reached out in February so I was already aware of my status so seems like it was automated. I emailed asking for a timelines as well - no response yet but I imagine it will be just the same. I also need to decide within the next two weeks and empathize with you.
  • 4/06- So, I heard back from the office at the UC I applied for that awards the Chancellor's that "Unfortunately, we have awarded all of the Chancellor's fellowships we have funding for." I had no idea Chancellor's fellowships had even been awarded based on the language from the central office. It would have been nice if they'd thought to notify people. So if you are waiting on a Chancellor's, I would recommend figuring out which office awards these fellowships and checking in. What a disorganized system.
    • Im sorry that you did not receive a fellowship this year! Do you mind sharing what UC this was for? Thank you!
    • I'm so sorry, that's terrible treatment; it's as though they don't realize people are making major life decisions based on these applications...thanks for sharing, I'm going to try emailing my campus again after they ignored my email last week.
    • Thank you all. I appreciate it- no kidding about the major life decisions. I don't mind sharing-- It was for UC Irvine.
  • 4/8: I haven't been able to get a response from my campus (Merced) so I emailed the PPFP again, and they wrote back, "The application notification deadline has been extended to April 30, 2024.  Applicants who are in consideration for a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Award will be notified directly by the Mentor's campus."
  • 4/10: Emailed UCR about Chancellor's on 4/1, response was, "We have just completed our selection. We will send out the awardee announcements in the next few days."
  • 5/1: Anyone else up for a Chancellor's ever actually get a rejection? I've emailed Merced a couple times but got no response. Actually, for future applicants: I never got any official communication from the PPFP at all the whole application cycle, just responses to my emails.
  • 5/03: Nope, nothing. Seems like basic courtesy to send rejections, especially to those who were finalists.
  • 5/30: Is there anyone still waiting to hear back about Chancellor's? App was to UCLA
    • 6/4: Yep, never got any official communication at all, though the PPFP did tell me I was up for the Chancellor's when I emailed in February. App was to Merced.
  • 6/17: Got this message at 9:44 AM, "This is to inform you that all awards for the University of California President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs have been made for the 2024-25 academic year. You were ranked as a finalist for this highly competitive program by a panel of University of California faculty members. We regret that we were not able to offer awards to all the excellent candidates who received top rankings from our faculty panel. Thank you for your interest in the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. We wish you the best in your future pursuits." App was to UCR.
    • 6/18: X2 (App was to UCI)

USC SOCIETY OF FELLOWS IN HUMANITIES[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • 1/8 No news (last year's Wiki says people got news early Feb)
  • 1/19 Nothing here, but any news for others? Looks like some people got semifinalist notifications this time last year
  • 1/22 Nothing here either.
  • 1/22 Semifinalist notification received. x6
  • ^ For which department? congrats! R: Anthropology here. x2 R: English. x2 R: History.x2 Annenberg
  • 1/25 Has anyone received a rejection? I didn't receive a semifinalist notification but also didn't receive a rejection.
    • Some semifinalists have withdrawn, so they might be deciding which candidates to advance who weren't initially on the long list.
    • No rejection nor notification here -- in general, I think most searches send out rejections *after* each step plays out in case candidates withdraw or decline offers EDIT: 1/26: rejection letter received by email x 6.
    • Allegedly 804 applications received. I don't intend to discourage anybody but these are competitive to the point that it must be somewhat of a lottery system.
  • 2/9 Any news on finalists?
    • 2/9 None here but I expect in one hour if they email today.
    • 2/9 Nothing today?
  • Feb 10 any news?
  • 2/10 Nothing here! Last year, they notified the finalists on Feb 9.
  • 2/10: I thought the semifinalist email said we would be notified re. "whether" we were selected as a finalist or not by today? Which would imply that rejection emails would go out by end of day today too?
  • 2/10 seems possible there’s also some sort of delay? I feel like it would be odd to get a notification on a Saturday, but, eh, what do I know…
    • Actually I keep getting rejections from other schools on Sundays:) so who knows.
    • I imagine they might have some delay given the severe flooding around LA this past week.
  • 2/12 Any News?
  • 2/12 Received finalist email x3 [and withdrew from the competition x1]
  • Congrats! What time did you received the email if I may ask? Is it a generic email?
    • Not OP but did get a finalist email around 12:30PM EST on Monday the 11th! Finalists have until 2/14 to withdraw if we've already taken another position, so some semifinalists may still have a chance of making it to the finalist round as spots open up. According to the email, only 4% of 804 applications made it this far - truly a roll of the dice.
    • OP - Received the email around 12:50pm EST
  • 2/15 Received rejection (semifinalist but did not advance to finalist round)
  • 2/27 Any news?
  • 2/28 Offer received by email
  • 3/11 - any other finalists than OP hear from USC or have an idea of the timeline for final rejections? I know for the other stages they've given deadlines to accept.
  • 3/18 - deadline to accept was today or two weeks from official offer letter

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO-JHI-CDHI DIGITAL HUMANITIES POSTDOC[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • 1/8 - rejection received.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY-Teaching Postdoctoral Scholar - School of Integrated Sciences[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • [1/30] zoom interviews conducted in mid Jan
  • 2/13 anyone hear anything after the zoom interviews in Jan?
  • 2/13 response to prev: nothing yet
  • 2/20 rejection received; apparently an offer was made and accepted

JOHN HOPKINS-Postdoctoral Fellowship in Moral and Political Economy[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • [7 Jan] Semi-finalists notified on 5 Jan (x2)
  • 1/8 Nothing received here. Any rejection?
  • [5 Feb] Any semifinalists hear anything yet?
  • 2/13 Any news from the semifinalists?

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN CULTURE (POSTDOC)[]

  • 1/7 Any news? R1: No as of 1/22 for me.
  • 1/25 nothing yet
  • 1/31: Anyone even have references requested for this? Website says decisions would be made by 1/30/24…
  • 2/1: Interview request received
  • 2/1: Nothing received yet.
  • 3/12: They never bothered to send me a rejection letter but they did add me to their events newsletter. Bold.
  • 3/12: Interviewed in early Feb. Any updates from the other finalists?

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-CARTER G. WOODSON PRE-DOCTORAL/POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP[]

  • 3/4 Any news? I know normally they make decisions around March
  • 3/11 I have not heard anything from the Woodson; someone else who applied told me that they knew of someone who had been rejected. They seemed to think that the fact we had not yet been rejected means that we have been accepted but I highly doubt that logic. Last year rejections went out at the beginning of April
  • 3/15 I agree, that logic doesn't seem right to me. It's more likely we just passed a first or second cut. Also last year I never received a formal rejection, I had to follow up with them in early April to get told I was rejected
  • 4/1 Don't suppose anyone has heard anything one way or the other on this one?
  • 4/11 I still haven't heard anything. Anyone?
  • 4/17 Still nothing, but per above they might not notify applicants who didn't get an offer (which is annoying).
  • 4/18 Rejection received via email

HARVARD-BELFER CENTER-MIDDLE EAST INITIATIVE POSTDOC[]

  • 1/7 Any news?
  • 1/29 Any news?
  • 2/6 Any uptades?

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH-LATINX SEXUALITIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW[]

  • 1/10 Any news?
  • 1/15 rejection received after zoom interview

HARVEY-MUDD Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies[]

  • 1/10 Any news? Submission page said they expect to complete Zoom interviews by Jan. 28, 2024 so they should be sending invites soon, if not already
  • (1/11) Nothing yet
  • (1/12) Nothing yet either
  • (1/17) Any updates?
  • 1/19 Still no for me X2
  • 1/22. Nothing here.
  • 1/29 Updates?
  • (1/30) Still nothing x5
  • (1/24) candidate Zoom interview, but no updates as of 2/7. Was told they interviewed 8 out of 91 applicants.
  • (2/14) - Formal rejection email x2 (x3 and, have to say, a uniquely bad email lol)

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS. POSTDOC FELLOW IN DEPARTMENT OF WOMENS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES[]

  • 1/15 any news or sense of rough timeline?
  • 1/19 interview request received
  • 2/22 did anyone receive an offer yet?
  • 3/20 Offered and accepted

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, REMARQUE INSTITUTE-TECHNOLOGY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE[]

  • 1/16 any news?
  • 1/19: nothing here
  • 1/29 any news?
  • 1/29: still nothing here... doesn't seem like a good sign since the website/email said offers would be made in mid-Jan.
  • 1.31 received rejection for doctoral fellowship. nothing for the visiting fellowship yet. -[1/5] reply: mid-Feb is coming close, haven't heard anything so far. Did anybody get invited for interview?
  • They didn't interview for this one -- offers went out on 1/31
  • Are the offer you mentioned visiting fellowship or doctoral fellowship?

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) PROVOST'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM[]

  • (01/17) Any news?
    • 1/18 nothing here but I think it will be a while according to last year's wiki
    • Based on previous years, acceptances are announced around February 15 and rejection letters go out in early March
    • (2/1) No news, none expected for a while.
    • Does anyone know if NYU conducts interviews for this post-doc?
    • 2/8: emailed and they said decisions will go out toward the end of February
  • (02/26) news anyone?
  • (2/26) nope x 6
  • 2/29 rejection received x3
    • Q: Can anyone who received a rejection email provide more information about what it said? I haven't received anything and am wondering if this means that there's another round of review for finalists, or if people have been chosen but there's a waitlist, etc?
    • R: Here's the email I received: "Thank you for your application for the 2024 NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  We received an unusually large number of applications for the fellowship this year.  After careful review by the Selection Panel, your application was not chosen for the Fellowship Program. Due to the very large number of applications we will be unable to provide any individual feedback. We wish you the best in your future endeavors." I was told by someone that the postdoc is very connected to the Faculty First-Look program...
  • 4/3 Received rejection after having been put on waitlist

PRINCETON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE PROGRAM OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (PLAS) (deadline was Dec 3)[]

(01/17) Anybody heard anything? R1: No x4 (01/29)

(02/8) Nada? R1 : No

(02/14) Do they always take so long? R1: FYI, last year's rejections came around March 20th. (02/16)

(2/29) From what I understand they have a shortlist and will be interviewing soon (emailed for a response bc of a deadline for another offer)

  • Re: to the person above - thanks for sharing! Do you know if that means the shortlisted candidates were already notified, but they do not check this wiki? so the rest of us can stop waiting for good news? (03/01)
  • R1: I wish I had a better answer! All they said was "I was not among the applicants asked to interview." If you need an answer soon and email them you might get a response.
  • FYI, I emailed and was told that "unfortunately, you were not among the small group of applicants recently selected to interview.". So I guess if you haven't heard from them by now, you did not advance.

3/12 - Email rejection received

3/15-Offer made

Rutgers Presidential[]

  • (01/17) Any news?
  • (01/18) I know someone who got an offer for this in third week of Dec last year...
  • (01/22) I think they were supposed to notify finalists in the third week of Dec, but as for rejections they probably won't send them til people have accepted.
  • (01/29) Rejection email received

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MODELING INTERDISCIPLINARY INQUIRY[]

  • (01/18) Did others receive a survey? Any word on interviews?
    • (1/18) Did not receive survey, no news on my end so far! (x 2)
    • (01/18) Also received a survey on 01/03 but no further contact since
    • [1/19] form rejection x4
    • [1/19] form rejection x5
    • [2/9] has anyone heard from them about interviews / short list yet?
    • [2/10] x3 No, I haven't heard anything since the email on 1/19 that they would try to interview by mid-Feb and make decisions by late Feb.
    • [3/8]: Interviewed via Zoom on 2/16. Was told not to post any news on sites such as these because they wanted to notify people themselves, which they clearly have not. Received a (non-personalized) rejection email the evening of 3/8 that stated that they interviewed 10 out of approx. 320 applicants and they currently have extended an offer that has not been accepted but is expected to be. Solidarity with everyone who was kept out of the loop. I hope that this brings you some closure at least.

HAVERFORD JOHN B. HURFORD '60 CENTER FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES GLOBAL/COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF RACE & ETHNICITY[]

  • (01/19) When checking Interfolio, saw my app was marked incomplete with new lines for LORs and writing sample - no notice, just randomly checked!
  • (01/19) I noticed that too, so I wrote to the administrator. She told me it was probably a glitch with Interfolio, and that they're still reviewing materials—she said I'd hear back in a couple of weeks.
  • (1/19) interview request received on 1/17 x2
  • (2/2) has anyone heard anything post-interview?
  • (2/13) [responding to above post on 2.2] nope, still haven't heard anything after the interview
  • (2/15) the search chair informed me that they have invited two candidates for campus visits, though they still have a long list of candidates should any of the finalists drop out or end up not being a good fit.
  • (3/8) Search chair confirmed in a rejection email that an offer was made to another candidate and that they have accepted it

MAHINDRA HUMANITIES CENTER. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS. HARVARD U