Category Archives: Postdoc

University of Chicago Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Capitalism

Deadline: October 1

Length: 1-2 years, followed by assistant professorship

Comments: “We are broadly searching for scholars who theoretically and/or empirically explore the interaction of race and capitalism.  The work could be focused on a historical period such as that of slavery; a specific institution such as the workplace; on concepts such as labor, credit, finance; on a specific theoretical question such as the meaning of justice in the context of communities that are affected by high levels of economic and racial inequality; or a particular empirical problem such as shifting participation rates by race and ethnicity in various sectors of the deindustrialized U.S.” “ The appointment would be based in the Anthropology, Political Science or Sociology department.


Dartmouth College Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Deadline: September 17

Length: 34 months

Comments: “Applicants for the 2019 – 2022 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2019.”


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.”


University of Pennsylvania Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 2019-20

Deadline: October 15

Length: 1 year

Comments: Theme is Kinship. “You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2018 to be eligible.”


Carleton College Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American History

Deadline: April 2

Length: 2 years

Comments: “Applicants whose research focus is pre-World War II are especially welcome.”