University of Pennsylvania Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: October 31

Length: 1 year

Comments: Theme is “The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.” “Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of consumption and display; the ritual study of the life cycle as it plays out in domestic contexts; and urban studies that approach the home as part of neighborhoods or larger social contexts.”


National Park Service Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

Deadline: January 17

Length: 2 years (with possible renewal for a third)

Comments: “Applicants must possess US citizenship and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences by August 2018 (history, museology, archaeology, philosophy, ethnic studies, women’s studies, American Studies, anthropology, or related disciplines).”


McGill University Assistant Professorship in Cultural Analytics

Deadline: December 15

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: The “primary area of specialization in the field of cultural analytics and digital humanities. Candidates may be working in a variety of subfields across the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, anthropology, music, photography, art history, cinema, linguistics, information studies, and cultural or media studies, and must have a demonstrable research program that uses computational analysis for the study of culture. Special emphasis should be given to methods that connect with critical approaches to cultural study, such as feminist, post-colonial, transnational, Indigenous, queer-, disability-, or race-theoretical, or other approaches that address questions of social justice and/or inequality.


Museum of the City of New York Mellon Curatorial Fellowship 2017-19

Deadline: November 30

Length: 2 years

Comments: “he Museum seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of urban history, American Studies, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and to pursue an independent research project related to the Museum of the City of New York’s collections or programs.” Seeking candidates who ” have demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas and be interested in pursuing them in relationship to a project in New York City history: History of architecture and the built environment; History of urban political and economic development; History of immigration and ethnicity; Cultural history; Have an established interest in material and/or visual culture and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches; Have a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work”


Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowships 2017-18

Deadline: November 1

Length: 1-6 months

Comments: The theme for this period is “What is distance?” “Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.”


Museum of the City of New York Mellon Curatorial Associateship

Deadline: March 31

Length: 2 years

Comments: Applicants must:
• Have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a humanities or social science field related to the mission of the Museum by August 2016 at the latest, and 2010 at the earliest.
• Have demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas and be interested in pursuing them in relationship to a project in New York City history:
o History of architecture and the built environment
o History of urban political and economic development
History of immigration and ethnicity
o Cultural history
• Have an established interest in material and/or visual culture and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches
• Have a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work


Princeton University Postdoctoral Research Associateship in African Humanities

Deadline: February 29

Length: 1 year with possible renewal for a 2nd

Comments: Seeking “scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies.


Pennsylvania State University Multiple Tenure-track Positions

Deadline: Open until filled

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “The Pennsylvania State University College of the Liberal Arts, University Park campus,invites applicants for tenure-track appointments beginning Fall 2016 in the following departments and programs: African Studies; African American Studies; Anthropology; Applied Linguistics; Asian Studies; Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Communication Arts and Sciences; Comparative Literature; Criminology; Economics; English; French and Francophone Studies; Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; History; Jewish Studies; Labor and Employment Relations; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.”


University of Johannesburg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in South African Art and Visual Culture

Deadline: November 20 (posted on H-Net 11/02)

Length: 1-3 years

Comments: Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degrees within the last five years. Seeking scholars “to be part of a dynamic research programme that is specifically focused on South African art and visual culture. The research envisaged by applicants should be on South African themes (or topics pertinent to South Africa) which fall broadly within at least one of the following three rubrics:

1.  Gender and visual culture

2.  Public art

3.  Art and design in the context of community projects”



Binghamton University Assistant Professorship in Ancient Mediterranean History

Deadline: November 16

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “The Department of History…seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the ancient Mediterranean as shaped by the Greeks and Romans. We especially encourage applications from scholars with research expertise in the half millennium dominated by the Roman Empire. The Department … seeks to hire a scholar whose research enhances current strengths in areas such as imperial and colonial encounters, environmental history, and sexuality and gender.”