Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowship guidelines for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted here in December 2022.

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.

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

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