The Society of Fellows in the Humanities Fellowship Competition 2017 – 2018, Columbia University

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2017-2018. Fellows newly appointed for 2017-2018 must have received their PhD between 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2017. The Fellowship Stipend for 2017-2018 is $62,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,500 research allowance per annum.

The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences. The program is designed to strengthen the intellectual and academic qualifications of the Fellows: first, by affording them time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context; second, by involving them in interdisciplinary programs of general education and in departmental courses, often of their own design; and third, by associating them individually and collectively with some of the finest teaching scholars in the University. The Society comprises the Fellows, the faculty members of the Governing Board, and other invited faculty. The Society holds weekly meetings to advance the intellectual and educational purposes common to the membership.

Application consists of an online application and TWO corresponding sets of hardcopy application materials. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, 3 October 2016. There are no exceptions or extensions to this deadline.

For further information and to apply, see here.

Job: one year teaching and research post-doctoral fellow for 2016-2017

The University of California School of Humanities invites applications for a one year teaching and research post-doctoral fellow for 2016-2017. The postdoctoral fellow will take a leading role in “Documenting War,” a John E. Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be affiliated with the Humanities Commons, UCI’s humanities institute, as well as the appropriate academic department. While in residence at UCI, the Mellon Fellow will participate in all activities associated with the Sawyer Seminar, have limited teaching duties, and have the opportunity for scholarly work. The successful candidate will have a research agenda on documenting war (broadly defined) in the 20th century in the United States.

Closing date: 1 December 2015.

Amanda Jeanne Swain, PhD
Associate Director, Humanities Commons
UCI School of Humanities

Further details here.