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Recent Activity on the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2024-25 Wiki[]

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Positions with 2024 Application Deadlines[]

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2024[]

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2025. The fellowship carries a stipend of $62,000/year.

We seek a scholar with a PhD in History who is also grounded in theoretical and methodological public history approaches, in particular Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, or digital history. This position will involve developing new directions in public history teaching and research, and joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars and students whose projects focus on historic sites, digital media, museums, libraries, archives, and/or local communities. Geographic area and historical era open, but we prefer candidates who focus on climate or energy history, African American women’s history, or LGBTQ+ history in the Americas. The postdoc will teach a lower-level and an upper-level course each year that engage with public history topics and methods (involving, for instance, monuments, museums, oral history, historic preservation, walking tours, historically engaged performance, or documentary film). These courses would emphasize applied forms of historical engagement by undergraduates such as conducting archival research, learning and practicing oral history methods, developing curatorial skills, actively engaging with local and global individuals and communities, and asking theoretical questions about history as a process of knowledge production. The postdoc would play a central role in the Public History Initiative (PHI) and the Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture (CIVIC) initiative, by offering interdisciplinary courses and programming (such as lecture series) relevant to their specific field.

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2025-26 and 2026-27 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after August 1, 2021 and no later than June 30, 2025. 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.

Howard University - Black Queer Everything Fellowship - Deadline: 19 July 2024[]

Fellowship at Howard University - $50,000 Salary 9/1/2024 - 8/31/2025

Black Queer Everything (BQE) is a new project funded by the Mellon Foundation with a mission to cultivate opportunities for the development of innovative research and collaborative community projects led by Black queer and trans youth aged 18-25. The BQE Fellowship is a unique opportunity for its recipient to help support this next generation of Black queer and trans leaders by providing excellent administrative, programmatic, and communication assistance to co-founding director Dr. Anika Simpson and other members of the project. The BQE Fellowship will run from September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025 with the opportunity to renew for one additional year.

We welcome applications from those whose research engages queer studies, Black studies, trans studies, Black feminism(s), and other fields related to Black queer studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with administration, event planning, and social media management.

The part-time fellowship will provide the recipient with $50,000 in salary ($50/hour), mentorship from the faculty collective, and more. The fellow should be located in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, as they are expected to work on site at Howard University for up to 25 hours/week during the length of the fellowship, including the week-long Black Queer Everything Gathering, tentatively scheduled for July 2025.

Eligibility Requirements: BA/BS degree required; MA degree in an interdisciplinary or related field preferred. Advanced PhD candidates are eligible to apply, as are recent PhD recipients whose degrees were awarded in the last 3 years but who have not started a tenure track job.

To Apply: Fill out the online application form and upload a cover letter, CV or resume, writing sample, and a list of three references. For full consideration, please apply by July 19, 2024. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the search by August 2, 2024.

Max Planck Society (Germany) - Three-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, "Artificial Justice" - Deadline: 31 July 2024[]

The Max Planck Society awards one three-year post-doctoral research fellowship as part of the newly-established Minerva Fast Track Research Group "Artificial Justice" at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law in Hamburg.

“Artificial Justice” applies interdisciplinary methods to the study of automated, artificial, and algorithmic reasoning in law. Group members research a wide array of topics ranging from pre-modern fantasies of “justice machines,” the transition from legal logic to legal information science, cultural attitudes towards courtroom tech, and the emerging “right to a human decision” to contemporary proposals for AI-powered “lawbots.” Collaboratively, Group members explore a set of more general issues, including the relationship between normative and empirical expertise, law’s epistemological status vis-à-vis technology and the natural sciences as well as limits and opportunities of legal interdisciplinarity.

The position is open to junior scholars of all disciplines, including law, literature, philosophy, linguistics, history and anthropology of science, media studies, and computer science. Candidates ought to hold a doctorate in their chosen field of study by the time they take up the fellowship.

Applications must be received by 31 July 2024. Materials will be reviewed immediatley, and interview requests for short-listed candidates will be sent out shortly after the deadline. The start date is flexible, the earliest possibility being 1 September 2024.

For questions about the Research Group, please contact Katharina Isabel Schmidt (k.schmidt@mpipriv.de). For questions concerning the terms of the fellowship, please contact the human resources department (job@mpipriv.de).

For further particulars, see: https://mpi-privatrecht-hh.softgarden.io/job/46457839/Post-Doctoral-Research-Fellow-m-f-d-?jobDbPVId=134134034&l=en

Northumbria University (UK:Eng) - Research Fellow - Deadline: 12 Aug. 2024[]

About the role

You will support the Principal Investigator, Dr Rebecca Wright, in the delivery of research activity on the Wellcome Trust-funded project, ‘Carbon Bodies: Warmth and Fuelling Health in Britain, 1918 to 2022’. This project examines the intersections between energy and health in twentieth-century Britain, focussing specifically on warmth, the most carbon intensive area of everyday health. It considers how far the body, and changing understandings of health, shaped energy infrastructures, and how energy in turn transformed expectations around everyday health and the body.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for leading an in-depth case study on the social history of heat in the North East which will document the regional specificity of the carbon body and chart its impact on national policy. They will be encouraged to conduct original research in this area determined by their own research interests and will be supported by the PI to publish this research in high-quality journals. They will work closely with the PI to co-author a methodological article related to the project, as well as co-edit a collection of essays with the PI examining the theoretical links between energy and health, drawing upon a network conference. They will lead the public engagement element of the project, which includes the development of an exhibition at the City Library in Newcastle and a series of public events at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. They will also assist with the organisation of a policy workshop and the development of a policy toolkit. Career development will be at the heart of the position and the Research Fellow will be supported to publish independent work, build their academic profile, broaden their networks, attend skills training, and participate in other development opportunities.

For more information on specific duties and responsibilities and general duties and responsibilities please click the link below.

The role is fixed term for 36 months and will run from the 1st of October 2024 to the 1st of October 2027.

About the team

The appointee will work within in the Department of Humanities, an 80-strong community of scholars focused strongly on excellence in research and teaching. Within the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), History outputs 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 in History, or an allied subject, and be able to demonstrate how their research background would feed into the project. Expertise might include, but is not limited to, research related to the medical humanities, environmental history, energy history, science and technology studies, urban studies, or cultural studies.

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. Rebecca Wright (rebecca4.wright@northumbria.ac.uk).

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - two Postdoctoral Research Associates - Deadline: 22 Jul. 2024[]

The Department of History of Art is seeking two Post-doctoral Research Associates to work within the The Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture (CSCA) full-time over 24 months. Candidates should prepare research proposals that will be deliverable within the two years of the post and that are in line with the Centre's mission statement, which can be found here: https://csca.aha.cam.ac.uk/mission-statement/ Based at Downing College, in the centre of Cambridge, as well as within the Department of History of Art, these exciting research roles will suit flexible and outgoing individuals with excellent communication skills and a specialist background (PhD) on an aspect of classical architectural history, design and/or urbanism. Applications are welcome from those with academic backgrounds in architectural/art history, architecture, history, design studies and other disciplines where they have developed a strong research record in architecture relating to the ancient Graeco-Roman world or to classical architecture of the Renaissance onwards. The aim of the Centre is to foster and promote research and scholarship in all aspects of classical architecture from the ancient Graeco-Roman world to the present day, in line with the general mission of its generous funder, the Swedish Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit, to encourage open-ended exploration and discussion as a pre-requisite for open democracies and free, dynamic societies. The role-holder will not only research but also ensure that their research is embedded within the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Department welcomes a pro-active approach to this position which will involve working independently and with the small Centre team to:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals
  • Conduct individual and/or joint collaborative research projects
  • Write up research work for presentation and publication
  • Build internal and external contacts
  • Prepare proposals and applications to external public/governmental bodies as appropriate
  • Assist with and attend the Centre's academic and public activities, including travel to Sweden to present research findings if requested to do so
  • Provide administrative support to the Centre's daily activities - such as the annual Summer School, academic conferences, term-time seminars
  • organize events, participate in the summer school as well as liaising with academic colleagues, students, and members of the public

The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance. The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Monday 22 July 2024. Interviews of short-listed candidates are expected to take place on Tuesday 30 or Wednesday 31 July 2024. These may be held online. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to, Dr Frank Salmon, initially via csca@aha.cam.ac.uk If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR Team on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/47291 Please quote reference GD42373 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (USA:MI) - Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deadline: 16 Sept. 2024[]

SOCIETY OF FELLOWS

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan   48109-1070

announces

FELLOWSHIPS: 2025-2028

IN THE HUMANITIES, ARTS, SCIENCES, AND PROFESSIONS

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies to promote academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and 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 a Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2022, and August 25, 2025. 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, especially welcoming 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, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty. Final selections will be made in March 2025. The annual stipend will be $63,000.

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

email:  society.of.fellows@umich.edu

Application Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2024, at 1:00 PM EDT.

An Equal Opportunity Program

University of Oxford, All Souls College (UK:Eng) - Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Deadline: 4 Jun. 2024[]

All Souls College invites applications for six Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, one in each of the following subjects: Archaeology (excluding Classical Archaeology), Classics (excluding Ancient Philosophy), Mathematics, Modern Languages, Politics, and Theoretical Physics. Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2025 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College.  The Fellowships are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable.

All Souls is primarily a research institution with particular strengths in the Humanities and Social and Theoretical Sciences, and with strong connections to public life.  It is strongly committed to supporting early career scholars.  The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research.  But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.

Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates after 1 August 2022 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2025.  (The successful candidates must have completed their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships.)  Candidates must be able to demonstrate, both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers.

For further particulars and to complete the on-line application, see the Appointments section of the College’s website: https://www.asc.ox.ac.uk/

Closing dates and times for:

Applications: 12noon (UK time), Friday 6 September 2024

References: 12noon (UK time), Friday 6 September 2024

Interviews:  Thursday 16 January, Friday 17 January, or Saturday 18 January 2025

Elections to the Fellowships:  Saturday 25 January 2025

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Research Associate: “Religion, Identity and Migration in the Global Middle East, 1850-1940” (The Moving Stories Project) - Deadline: 29 Jul. 2024[]

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate (2 x posts) on the ERC-funded project ‘Moving Stories: Sectarianisms in the Global Middle East’ at the University of Oxford, Faculty of History, George Street, OX1 2RL. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor John-Paul-Ghobrial, the post holder will be a member of a research project based at Oxford, and they will work independently to carry out research for a discrete area of the project related to ‘Religion, Identity, and Migration in the Global Middle East, 1850-1940’.

The Role

Middle Eastern migration was a phenomenon with global horizons, but it was also a reality that was experienced locally in different ways at the level of individual lives. This role provides early career researchers with an opportunity to conduct and publish groundbreaking research as part of a larger research team based at Oxford.

The responsibilities of the Research Associate fall under three main areas:

  • In consultation with the PI, the Research Associate will devise a feasible, specific project that will lead to the publication of a set of articles and/or a monograph related to the general objectives of the Moving Stories Project.
  • The Research Associate will contribute to the team’s collective work of preparation and publication of the project Sourcebook.  This will involve the preparation of specific entries on sources as well as the chance to contribute an individually-authored essay to the book’s introduction.
  • The Research Associate will collaborate with other members of the team, particularly in the review and analysis of Arabic sources, for inclusion in project publications.

About you

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, together with relevant experience, and will possess sufficient specialist and linguistic knowledge in the discipline to contribute research to the main questions of the project, in particular written Arabic. You will have sufficient historical and disciplinary knowledge to contribute relevant individually-authored publications in line with the project objectives and excellent communication skills

Application process

For an informal discussion about this opportunity or if you have any questions, please contact Professor John-Paul Ghobrial at john-paul.ghobrial@history.ox.ac.uk. All practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: recruitments@history.ox.ac.uk. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

As part of the online application process, you should provide a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and a statement of proposed research, with the names and contact details of two referees. Please see the How to apply section of the job description for more details.

Only applications submitted online and received before noon Monday 29th July 2024 will be considered.

Please note that you will receive an automated email from our online recruitment portal to confirm receipt of your application. Please check your spam/junk mail if you do not receive this email. You may also receive updates on the status of your application via the same means.

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2025–2026, theme 'truth' - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2024[]

The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life. The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2025–2026 academic year, our topic will be Truth.

During their appointment, Wolf Humanities Center's Postdoctoral Fellows are required to teach one course rostered in one or more of the humanities departments or programs in Penn's College of Arts & Sciences (not the Wolf Humanities Center) and must participate in the Center's weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:30). Fellows also collaborate on the planning of a public symposium on the Center's annual topic, participate in professional development workshops, and are appointed a faculty mentor.

The 2025–2026 Fellowship appointment is twelve months (July 1, 2025—June 30, 2026) and carries a minimum stipend of $66,300, a $3000 research fund, and discounted 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 (or DPhil) between May 2020 and September 2025 are eligible to apply.
  • Scholars who received or will receive their PhD from the University of Pennsylvania during our noted window of eligibility are welcome 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). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to revoke the offer if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.
  • Upon receiving the award, finalists who have not received their PhD must provide a letter from their department confirming that they have completed, or will complete, all requirements (i.e. dissertation defense) by June 30, 2025. A finalist’s failure to meet this deadline will result in the offer being withdrawn.
  • Fellows are required to be in residence for the term of the fellowship.

Fellowships will be announced in Feburary 2025.

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