Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Academic Job: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (UNC-CH)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled (Review begins November 13, 2017)

Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies to begin July 1, 2018.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by July 1, 2018 required. Candidates should have a strong research portfolio that includes Hungarian and Central European literature, film, or other media.  We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, film studies, Slavic and East European studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature, film, and/or other media.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in Hungarian and Central European culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Continue reading

Academic Job: Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian (UNC-CH)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled (Review begins November 06, 2017)

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu) is seeking a superior and innovative instructor to teach introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses. This is a fixed term Teaching Assistant Professor position with a three-year appointment to begin on July 1, 2018.

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Slavic languages and literatures or related field required by July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have familiarity with the methods and technologies used in teaching the Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.

The successful candidate will carry a full-time, 3/3 teaching load and perform service for the department.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128806 and upload: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and 4) sample syllabi for introductory and intermediate Russian-language courses; and 5) the names and contact information for four individuals willing to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf, two of whom must be prepared to discuss the applicant’s Russian-language teaching in detail.  These reference providers will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Reference letters must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin at RussianSearch@unc.edu.

Open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype this fall.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Academic Job: Sr. Research Fellowship Program (CAORC)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2018

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program! This fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2017-2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a maximum of four months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

Applications will be available on September 1, 2017 with a deadline of midnight on January 31, 2018.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Annual Fellowships (Mandel Center)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from domestic and international scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others.

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers within five years of receiving their Ph.D., and scholars more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. as well as senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply.  Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments.  Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; America and the Holocaust,  projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.    Continue reading

Academic Job: Mellon Postdoctoral History of Art Fellowship 2018-2020 (Cornell U.)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Art

Academic Years 2018 – 2020
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History of Art invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2018. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

We are seeking applicants who are specialists in the in the field of 20th-century Europe and North America, spanning the years 1914-1991, with particular emphasis on art between WWI and WWII. The History of Art department’s strength lies in its pioneering global focus. A successful candidate would be able to dialogue with other faculty members’ global concerns.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester (four different courses over two years). Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an upper, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars and their topics should fall within the field of 20th-century European and North American art.

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

Academic Job: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships (RSCAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2018 for the academic year 2018-19. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSCAS web site. Continue reading

Academic Job: Associate/Full Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies (UT-Austin)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications a tenured Associate/Full Professor position with a focus on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in scholars doing intersectional work that engages one or more of the following fields: Gender and Health, Human Rights, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, especially those working in Media Studies and Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, and Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms.

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our program’s intersectional commitment.

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Academic Jobs: Assistant Professor of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (UT-Austin)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in scholars doing intersectional work that engages one or more of the following fields: Gender and Health, Human Rights, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, especially those working in Media Studies and Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, and Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms.

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our program’s intersectional commitment.

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Academic Job: Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoc Fellowships (Harvard U.)

Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2017

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities.

Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses to the spectacle of the significant currents and crises of contemporary life. Literature and the arts are viewed as iconic presences whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape the transitional and translational narratives of migrant lives.

Built around pedagogies of representation and interpretation—textual, visual, digital, political, ethical, ecological, etc.—the humanities engage with the history of shifting relations between cultural expression, historical transition, and political transformation. The ethics of citizenship in our time are defined as much by migration and resettlement as by indigenous belonging, as much by global governance as by national sovereignty. And the humanities play a central role in defining the terms and the territories of cultural citizenship as it creates innovative institutions and identities in the making of a civil society.

The migration “crisis” makes it imperative for humanists to reflect on the foundational concepts and values of our disciplines in addressing the representation of others as they are recognized in the norms of cultural citizenship. The issues the seminar will explore include: the ethics of hospitality; modes of cosmopolitanism; negotiation of cultural “differences” under duress; the role played by interpretation and cultural translation in enhancing processes of social integration.

Applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities are welcome. For 2018-19 proposals that engage with migration, cultural memory, and the archive are of particular interest:

How do we understand the relationship between cultural memory as personal or collective narrative and the institutional demands of the legal discourse of memory used as a protocol of evidence that establishes the migrant’s claim to refuge, asylum and/or citizenship? What is the relationship between the affective aspects of migrant memory, such as fear, anxiety, humiliation, trauma, hope, and wish fulfillment, and the truth conditions encoded in jurisprudence and political rationality?

What are the narrative forms and discursive modes that constitute archives of migration, both contemporary an historical? What are the technologies and politics of these representations? How do archives of migrations function as purveyors of information, systems of classification, conduits of dissemination that create new public knowledge?

Terms and Conditions

In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

Fellows will be joined at the Center by postdoctoral fellows from Germany, who will be coming as part of a collaboration between the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Volkswagen Foundation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, individual medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500.

Eligibility and Deadline Information

Applicants for 2018-19 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2015. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive a doctorate or terminal degree in a related discipline in or before August 2018.
 Applications must be completed by December 1, 2017.

Academic Job: WIGH Fellows (Harvard U.)

Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2017

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. WIGH seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. Applicants are encouraged from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.

WIGH Fellows are appointed for one academic year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard. The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

More information on the program, including events, affiliated faculty, and current and former fellows can be found at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/. Continue reading