Postdoctoral Fellowships

NEW: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies.

Position is closed.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies, 2022-2023

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, invites applications for a one-year humanities postdoctoral fellowship in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2022. The fellow will teach two courses within the Latinx and/or Asian American Studies curriculum, be active in programming, and participate in the vibrant community of scholars at the Center for the Humanities. The selected fellow is expected to engage in original research and contribute to the intellectual life of the university. The fellow will be mentored by senior faculty and have access to professional development and other resources on campus including the opportunity to hold a manuscript workshop. Applicants in all areas of the humanities will be considered. We especially welcome candidates with training in ethnic studies or related fields whose areas of expertise complement the curriculum in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies at Tufts. 

The fellow will receive a stipend of $63,435. They will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at or within proximity to the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. 

Requirements:

Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or related field with strong interdisciplinary research and teaching credentials preferred. The successful applicant will have been awarded their PhD degree before beginning the appointment and no earlier than 2019.

Application requirements:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a 1500-word research description, and a sample syllabi for a course in Latinx and/or Asian American Studies to Interfolio, along with the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted if the applicant is a finalist.

Apply for this position on Interfolio (Position ID: 107615).

For additional information or questions, contact the Center for the Humanities at humanities@tufts.edu.


Applications are now closed for 2022-2023 General postdoctoral fellowships.

Review of applications begins on March 1, 2022, and continues until all positions are filled.

Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (General), 2022-2023

The Center for the Humanities invites applications for two general one-year humanities postdoctoral fellowships, beginning September 1, 2022. 

The fellow will receive a stipend of $53,760, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. Fellows will be expected to teach one course in a topic related to their area(s) of specialization, or to participate in equivalent work of course design and planning, during the academic year, as well as participating in other designated activities. Postdoctoral fellows will be offered an opportunity to workshop a manuscript in progress, and will be part of a vibrant community of researchers and scholars at the Center for the Humanities.

Qualifications:
We seek junior scholars whose research broadly engages new comparative and/or relational methodologies for thinking of the humanities in a global framework. We are interested in work that crosses national and disciplinary boundaries to reconceive the objects, methods, material culture and archives for research. The area of specialization is open and may involve one, or ideally more, of the following disciplines: history, comparative literature, religion, art history and architecture, anthropology, material and visual culture, critical theory, or other humanities fields. The successful applicant will have been awarded their PhD degree before beginning the appointment.

Application requirements:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a 1500-word research description, uploaded to Interfolio, along with the names and contact information for three references. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio (Postion ID: 101294).


For additional information or questions, contact the Center for the Humanities at humanities@tufts.edu.


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