Georgetown U Postdoctoral Fellowship: Chinese Scholar of Religious Studies

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Chinese Scholar of Religious Studies

Georgetown University‘s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs in Washington, D.C., invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the fall 2017 semester. Candidates should be based at a Chinese university or institute, engaged in research at the intersection of religion, society, and world affairs, and have a strong command of English. The 5-month fellowship (August-December 2017) is open with respect to academic discipline, and it carries a $20,000 stipend plus health insurance and travel allowance. The fellowship includes a 12 hour/week commitment to help develop Chinese-language resources for the Berkley Center and Georgetown websites.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references via email to by midnight on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Decisions will be made by late April 2017.

U Tübingen PhD Position & Postdoc: Comparative Social Policy

The newly established Chair of Comparative and Applied Public Policy at the University of Tübingen invites applications for two positions:

1. PhD Position in the area of comparative social policy or social rights of EU migrant citizens. In addition to pursuing her PhD project, s/he will provide limited teaching and research assistance.

Essential requirements:
• Excellent undergraduate and graduate (master level) degree (preferably political science or social/public policy)
• Interest and knowledge in the politics of comparative social policy research or migration and welfare state research
• Excellent intercultural communication skills.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English and German are desirable.

2. PostDoc Position in the area of comparative social policy or social rights of EU migrant citizens. The PostDoc will contribute to the research within the research areas of the Chair of Comparative and Applied Public Policy. S/he will also be given the opportunity to develop and pursue her independent research and contribute to teaching.

Essential requirements:
• PhD in a social science discipline (preferably political science or social/public policy).
• Demonstrable interest and knowledge about migration and social rights.• Detailed knowledge of EU social policy, especially as it relates to EU migrant citizens.
• Experience of conducting qualitative research, including document analysis.
• Experience of managing research from the beginning stages through to publication.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Excellent computer and internet skills, including the use of online databases for literature searches: Endnote or other bibliographic software.
• Excellent intercultural communication skills.
• Proven ability to liaise with a range of different stakeholders.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English.

Deadline for applications is 15 March 2017.

Northwestern U Postdoctoral Fellowships: Global, Comparative, International Affairs

Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global, Comparative, or International Affairs

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

Fellowships will run from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019.

The salary is $55,000. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Applicants must have received their PhD between January 2, 2015, and August 31, 2017.

Application deadline is January 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

For a complete position description and application procedures, please click here

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Northeastern U Future Faculty Fellow (postdoc)

Northeastern University (Boston, MA) invites applications from candidates for the 2017-18 Northeastern University Future Faculty Fellowship (Postdoctoral) Program.

Northeastern University’s mission emphasizes translational research that addresses global challenges and enhances social wellbeing.  Northeastern University strives to create a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by collaboration, creativity, and unwavering commitment to excellence and an equally unwavering commitment to exhibiting respect for one another.  Northeastern celebrates diversity in all its forms and fosters a culture of respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community.

Consistent with Northeastern’s mission, vision and core values, the objectives of the Future Faculty fellowship program are:

1)      to encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool of future faculty candidates in all disciplines at Northeastern;

2)      to introduce to Northeastern’s academic community postdoctoral researchers who are considering faculty careers;

3)      to enhance opportunities for academic careers for persons from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to an inclusive faculty and an inclusive academic experience for all students;

4)      to prepare Future Faculty Fellows for possible tenure-track appointments at Northeastern;

5)      to enhance the academic environment of Northeastern’s departments by providing opportunities for students and faculty to gain experience in multi-cultural, broadly diverse and inclusive work settings and research collaborations that improve the capacity of all their members.

The complete Future Faculty Fellowship description that includes eligibility, fellowship terms, and the online application information can be found online.

U South Florida Postdocs: Global Change in a Dynamic World

Global Change in a Dynamic World
University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars
Social Sciences and Humanities, 2017-18

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 9th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; digital humanities; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) work closely with distinguished faculty; (ii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iii) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (iv) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship.

Postdoctoral Scholars
At least five twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2017 with appointments beginning in August 2017. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week). Renewal for an additional year may be possible, contingent on performance and available funding. The salary is $47,500 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environmental Science and Policy; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2014. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by July 1st, 2017 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida.

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:
1.      A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan ( (ii)the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.
2.      A Curriculum Vitae,
3.      Two letters of reference,
4.      Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 50 pages).
5.      Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.
6.      Copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year.
Send all application materials to:
Applications should be in one file (PDF) except for the reference letters.

Final application submission deadline is Friday December 2nd, 2016.

The University of South Florida is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is ranked 43rd in the nation in total research expenditures.  The university is authorized to provide 241 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10th among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2014 according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 48,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships (Australia)

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
University of Melbourne, Australia

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. The objectives of the 2017 program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. They should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship. Awards will be for a maximum of three years commencing 1 January 2017, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2017.

Applicants must have evidence of the award of a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The date of award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for applicants who do not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment of greater than one year duration at the University of Melbourne.

Applicants may be drawn from any field in which the University has research strength, and must have an ability to contribute to research collaborations and programs across faculties or disciplines
Applicants will be required to provide a declaration of support from the department/school in which they would be located if successful, but the criteria for selection will be university-based
Assessment will take account of achievement relative to opportunity.

Applications close: 26 September 2016, 11.59pm (AEST)

McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email:
mckenzie-application [at]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Australia)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Humanities
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
End of advertisement period: 09 Jun 2016
Ref: 499093

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) is a large comprehensive Faculty with a broad academic profile and substantial research achievements. Teaching in the Faculty is underpinned by substantial research performance and several specialized fields of research were judged at the highest level (5 ranking) in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluation that concluded at the end of 2015. These research achievements internationally are reflected in the 2016 Leiden rankings (based on impact, not reputation), where the Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ ranks 21st in the world on the quantum of publications in ranked journals, placing us first in Australia and in the Oceania region (for the full data-set see The quality of our overall Faculty’s performance is also evident in the QS Top Universities Rankings for 2015 which places Social Sciences at UQ at 30th in the world, and Humanities in the top 50.

The Faculty’s Executive Dean is Professor Tim Dunne, who continues to be active in his field of political science alongside his leadership role.

The role
The successful appointee will provide assistance to the Executive Dean on a variety of research related tasks. In addition to research support, the successful applicant will prepare course materials for a new Masters course that is under development using the case study method. The post-holder will author or co-author the course materials as well as assist in the delivery and management of the course, including assisting the Executive Dean in promoting his research, and that of Political Science and International Studies/Humanities and Social Sciences, by managing his personal website and assisting with his social media profile.

The person
Applicants should possess a PhD specialising in one or more of the following areas: Internal Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or related field. Applicants should have at least two years’ full-time experience (during the PhD and/or otherwise), or its equivalent , in a relevant area of expertise. Experience in collaborative writing of scholarly papers and dissemination of research findings in relevant academic outlet is also required.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2.5 years at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $79,170.68 – $84,985.56 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $92,629.69 – $99,433.10 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Professor Tim Dunne on +61 7 336 51822 or

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona postdoc 2016

The C.I.E.N research team at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is interested in participating as a host centre in the following Marie Curie Action:
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF 2016)

CIEN is a research group at the Department of English and German Phylology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). The issues studied by CIEN research team are concerned with bilingual and multilingual language use and practices from a critical sociolinguistic perspective. The group addresses questions that have a practical and theoretical importance for understanding language and society. Language is understood both as a non-neutral system but also as a form of social action, that has material consequences in people’s everyday life. Multi-sited ethnography is the main methodological tool together with various kinds of qualitative data which are key to understanding social (in)equality. See also the current projects in which the team is involved.

The required postdoctoral investigator needs to have research experience related to the research scope of CIEN. Furthermore, a background in qualitative research methods will be highly valued.

Those researchers who wish to cooperate with CIEN team for the submission of a project proposal under the aforementioned Action should check that they fulfill the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:
• A curriculum vitae
• A summary presentation of their research proposal

Expressions of interest must be submitted by the 20th of May 2016 to Gema Rubio.

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection by the end of May. The deadline for the submission of proposals to the Commission has been set for the 24th of September 2016.

Eligibility criteria according to the call: All applicants should fulfill the following requirements at the time of application submission:
• Hold a PhD degree in a field related to the research themes of the CIEN Research Group.
• Must not have resided or carried out their main academic or research activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.

Postdoc: Language Policy in Heteroglossic Schools (Belgium)

The Langues et Discours research centre of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on “Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Implementing language policy in urban heteroglossic schools”, a new project funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS).

Project description: The project sets out to investigate how teachers implement monolingual policies in distinctly heteroglossic urban schools. Its goals are to investigate how teachers articulate a monolingual policy, to what extent and in what way teachers are responsive to linguistic diversity, and which conditions facilitate either of these realisations. These questions will be explored in four Belgian secondary schools. Data have already been collected for two of these schools by the project promotor. These data will be revisited and compared with new data to be collected by the postdoctoral researcher through ethnographic fieldwork in one or two secondary schools in Brussels (French- and Dutch-medium), depending on the applicant’s command of Dutch and/or French.

Research domains: sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, linguistic anthropology, linguistic ethnography

– carrying out linguistic-ethnographic fieldwork
– analysing interaction in the classroom
– preparing research output for international journals
– presenting research at international conferences
– contributing to occasional supervision of MA students and/or course teaching

We offer:
– a 24-month position, renewable with two years, funded by the Belgian National Science Foundation (FNRS), from 1 October 2016.

– PhD in sociolinguistics or related disciplines (predoctoral applicants must have obtained their PhD at the latest by 30 September 2016).
– Relevant research experience in studying interactional processes, preferably in classroom settings
– Excellent skills in Dutch or French
– Excellent skills in English
– Applicants must not have obtained their PhD prior to 1 October 2010.

Deadline for application is 1 June 2016. Applications (motivation letter + CV + recommendation letter + one paper the applicant is proud of) should be sent in electronic format to prof. dr. Jürgen Jaspers ( Notification of acceptance will be sent before 1 July 2016.

Starting date: 1 October 2016

Place of work: the applicant will be based at the Solbosch Campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, CP 175, 1050 Brussels, building A).

International Relations Postdoctoral Scholarship USC

Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate Competition

Application materials must be RECEIVED on or before JANUARY 15, 2016
The Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California invites applications from scholars who specialize in international relations and political science. This covers a wide range of topics but we are particularly eager to encourage applications from candidates engaged in scholarship related to the research activities of our faculty. The competition is open to junior scholars who will have defended a dissertation by August 1, 2016. Equivalent experience is not accepted. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities and communications are encouraged.

PREFERRED APPLICANTS: Junior Scholars who have received a Ph.D. within the last three years. Applicants MUST have attained PhD prior to date of appointment.

COMPENSATION The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 each towards moving and research expenses, and computer support.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES ALL application materials must be RECEIVED on or before JANUARY 15, 2016. To submit applications, please follow these three steps:
1) All candidates will need to apply electronically for position via USC Jobs site.
2) Please upload the following documents once you have created an account on USC jobs site:
• Curriculum vitae
• 5-7 page research proposal (single-spaced preferred)
• Cover letter
• Writing sample
3) Three confidential letters of recommendation are required
Please have your referees submit letters of recommendation directly via email on or before January 15, 2016 (we request that the letters be signed, and please include applicant name in the subject line of the email)