The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks two or more postdoctoral fellows in law and society. We seek applicants whose research takes an intersectional approach to law and society, reflecting how gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, community, immigration status, and national identities shape law and, in turn, how law shapes those identities. We will consider applicants beginning in the Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018 for a single semester, a calendar year, or the 2017-2018 academic year for up to two years of support per person. We prefer a two-year appointment, but are open to shorter terms.
"Originality" is a crucial criterion of quality in the humanities and cultural studies. The specific nature of the themes belonging to the humanities and cultural sciences, though, makes it extremely difficult to say precisely what constitutes "original", "new", or "innovative". It may encompass anything that contradicts the established knowledge or generally accepted intuition; or just as well the development of a new approach to research, a new hypothesis, a new theory, observation of a new phenomenon, and discovery of knowledge gaps.
With this new funding offer the Foundation wishes to encourage scholars in the humanities and cultural studies to embark on projects of groundbreaking originality. Funding will be made available for initial exploration of the research idea.
With this funding initiative the Foundation is also treading new paths concerning the application and selection procedure – in at least three different ways: In order to expedite processing and enable decisions in between 4 to 5 months, the selection procedure has been trimmed and made as straightforward as possible. There is also an innovative review process, combining pre-selection on the part of the Volkswagen Foundation, and final selection by a panel of experts. Anonymized review ensures that the originality of the idea remains the sole selection criterion.
Through its funding initiative "Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA" the Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.
4. Uppsala University Postdoctoral Research Fellow Specialising in the Study of National Minorities in Terms of Humanities 2017, Sweden
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two particular fields: first, cultural, social and political phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension of human life and, second, Holocaust and genocide studies. The former involves studying minorities and ethnic relations in a broad sense, with an emphasis on migration, language and cultural revitalisation, integration, discrimination, and political and social conditions in a multicultural context. Research is conducted in a markedly cross-disciplinary environment that brings together researchers with a background in humanities and social sciences. This announcement concerns a position in the humanities, more specifically in the subject areas of the Faculty of History and Philosophy.
5. Research Fellowships in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts 2017, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
The Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy) invites scholars from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts to apply for a non-teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship (6 months), starting on 1st October 2017.
The Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is one of ten Käte Hamburger Kollegs funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
St Hilda’s College Oxford intends to elect a Jenny Wormald Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 30 September 2020 (depending on start date). Applicants should be researching the history of women's social mobility in the UK, or as a comparative/transnational study in which the UK plays a part; or should intend to research this during the JRF. The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The fellow must engage in original research, and may undertake a limited amount of teaching with the consent of the college.
Several of the general short-term fellowships are reserved for archaeologists whose work focuses on issues of slavery in the greater Chesapeake region and whose work would benefit from the use of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery.