George Washington U Postdocs (USA)

“JobMount Vernon Society of Fellows (Postdoctoral fellowships), George Washington University, Washington, DC. Deadline: February 1, 2019.

The George Washington University seeks to hire up to 5 postdoctoral fellows for two-year terms, commencing as early as fall of 2019. Those chosen will be a part of the new Mount Vernon Society of Fellows, located on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus in Washington, DC. Fellows will play a leading role in creating a lively intellectual and creative campus environment. Fellows will report to the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience and will have an appointment in the appropriate academic department.

Those selected to join the Mount Vernon Society of Fellows will participate in a regular research workshop chaired by the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience, a forum meant to support and provide structure for post-docs as they move their publications and other work forward. During their fellowship, post-docs will teach three seminars in their field over the course of the academic year: two in the fall and one in the spring. It is expected that the seminar will have a broad appeal to students and provide the intellectual anchor for the living and learning community to which it is tied. Areas where there is particular interest include, but are not limited to: sustainability, diversity, global encounters, intercultural communication, and civic engagement. It is expected that any of these areas of interest could be approached from multiple disciplinary perspectives, so scholars from all fields are encouraged to apply. Most important is that the post-doctoral fellows actively participate in the academic community at Mount Vernon through both their teaching and their research.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships (UK)

PostdocsThe Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from outstanding postdoctoral scholars to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme. Deadline: 28 November 2018.

Research across the Faculty is focused on the frontiers of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches and debates, and the Faculty contributed strongly to Queen Mary University of London’s overall achievement of a top ten position for research quality in REF 2014 amongst multi-submission and multi-faculty universities in the UK.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and who have a proven record of research excellence. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure and would contribute to the intellectual life and teaching programmes of the host School and the Faculty.

OECD Fellowships 2018/19

FellowshipsFuture of Work Fellowship Scheme 2018/19, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Deadline: 14 September 2018.

The OECD Future of Work Fellowship Scheme aims to promote new and innovative doctoral research in the fields of economics, statistics, sociology and other related social sciences which will provide better evidence to help policy makers across OECD countries respond to the following issues:

  • How globalisation, demographics and technological change are affecting labour markets – including the quantity and quality of jobs that are available, as well as how and by whom they are carried out.

  • How the demand for skills and skills use are evolving and what can be expected as the digital revolution progresses.

  • The impact these trends are having on inequality, productivity and growth.

  • What are the challenges for government policy in the areas of: skills, social protection, active labour market programmes, labour market regulation, and social dialogue?

  • What are innovative policy tools that can help governments address these challenges and turn them into opportunities and better lives for all?

The Fellowship scheme funds ongoing as well as new research in the above areas – as long as the outputs are delivered within the timeframe set by the Fellowship (12 months starting from the acceptance of the Fellowship offer).

Who is eligible? Any PhD student and postdoctoral researcher currently enrolled at university may apply, regardless of the year they are in. There are no restrictions with regards to nationality, or the location of the institution to which you are affiliated. All research should be written in one of the OECD’s official languages (either English or French). Fellows maintain their affiliation whilst they are completing their Fellowship and are not expected to spend any time at the OECD in Paris (except for when they come to present their work).

U Westminster Postdoctoral Fellowships (UK)

PostdocsBritish Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Westminster (UK). Deadline: 22 July 2018.

The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. This year the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.

We will consider applications from candidates working in the fields of:
  • English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Politics and International Relations
  • History, Sociology and Criminology
  • Law

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars.

Northwestern U Postdocs: Global Studies

PostdocsThe 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, 2018 to August 31, 2020.

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 December 14, 2015, and August 31, 2018. Application deadline is December 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

FellowshipsThe British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars. The aim is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

[Many universities participate – but this notice in particular, from the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, has come to our attention.] The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. We are keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.
All potential applicants for this scheme must first submit an application to the University.
To apply, eligible applicants will need to complete a short proforma describing their research and why they have selected the University of Westminster as their host institution. Please email the proforma to us for selection. Successful candidates will be supported by Westminster through the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship application process.
All applications will be considered on the basis of research excellence: the scholarly importance of the project; your ability to carry out the research successfully; the feasibility of the proposed research programme, especially the proposed methodology and timescale; and your publication record to date. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate in their CV a clear research trajectory and some standing in the field.
All applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application. You should discuss your application with your mentor. We will not be able to consider an application submitted without a mentor.
Before writing an application, we recommend that you check the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidance Notes, FAQs and guidance on how the British Academy reviews and evaluates applications for funding
All applicants must complete the proforma and submit it by email to bidsupport@westminster.ac.uk, along with a CV of no more than four pages, by 23:59 on 19 July 2017. Successful applicants will receive feedback by Friday 11 August 2017.

U Coimbra 3 Job Ads: Creative Tourism (Portugal)

The Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra has launched calls for 3 employment opportunities as part of the research project “CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas / Desenvolver Destinos de Turismo Criativo em Cidades de Pequena Dimensão e Áreas Rurais“:
– Contratação de um/a Gestor/a de Projetos de Investigação
– Research Fellowship
– Post-Doctoral Position

Deadline for applications: 28th October 2016

CREATOUR is an incubator/demonstration and multidisciplinary research initiative, supporting collaborative research processes. The three-year project aims to connect the cultural/creative and tourism sectors through the development of an integrated research and application approach to catalyzing creative tourism in small cities and rural areas.

CREATOUR involves five research centres working with a range of cultural/creative organizations and other stakeholders located in small cities across Portugal in the Norte, Centro, Alentejo and Algarve regions. The project is informed by theoretical and methodological approaches from cultural/creative sector development, tourism, and regional development. It is organized using the key dimensions of support to enhance value for creative sector development [OECD 2014] as a framework: 1) build knowledge and capacity, 2) support content development and link creativity to place, and 3) strengthen network and cluster formation.

Its overall objective is to develop and pilot an integrated approach and research agenda for creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal, developing strong links within and amongst regions. The project aims to develop a sustainable creative tourism sector to boost tourism in these areas as well as to contribute meaningfully to local cultural vibrancy and holistic development in pilot communities. Building on a twofold approach, CREATOUR intertwines Theory and Experimentation, combining multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks, cultural mapping, and benchmarking exercises with the development of an array of Pilots, or creative tourism case studies.

CREATOUR combina atividades de investigação e demonstração na construção de uma abordagem integrada ao turismo criativo em cidades de pequena e média dimensão em Portugal. O projeto pretende desenvolver uma abordagem integrada e pilotar uma agenda de investigação centradas no turismo criativo em pequenas cidades e áreas rurais, fortalecendo ligações dentro e entre regiões portuguesas. O projeto alia teoria e experimentação, combinando referenciais teóricos e metodológicos multidisciplinares, mapeamento cultural, e exercícios de benchmarking com a análise de estudos de caso de turismo criativo. Neste contexto, o projeto CREATOUR visa produzir recomendações políticas, dando especial atenção à interação em cluster e à colaboração em rede.

Este projeto é uma iniciativa de investigação multidisciplinar com o formato de demonstração baseada em processos colaborativos, coordenado pelo CES, terá e tendo como parceiros o Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades da Universidade de Évora, o Centro de Investigação sobre o Espaço e as Organizações da Universidade do Algarve, o DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, Centro de Estudos Sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território do ISCTE-IUL e o Laboratório de Paisagens, Património e Território da Universidade do Minho.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Intercultural Dialogue (Switzerland)

Call for Candidates: Post-doctoral Fellowships in Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue 2015-2016

In the framework of an agreement signed in 2006 between the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), the Foundation will grant at least three post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. They are intended for a research programme set up at the UNIGE, particularly in the Autonomous Department of Protestant Theology and the Humanities Department.

Funded by FIIRD, the fellowships (from 33,800 to 36,566 Swiss Francs maximum for each one) will be granted to young researchers having a doctorate when sending this application, a background in one of the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and wishing to specialize in the field of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.

The programme aims to set up a research group to deepen the understanding among persons of different religions and to bring forth leaders to respond to Intercultural and Interreligious challenges. Besides the attendance of course and seminars, the program consists of participation in a common bi-monthly seminar organized by FIIRD as well as the carrying out of independent research.

Period of allocation: beginning in September 2015 and continuing until August 2016 (twelve months).

Application deadline: 19 December 2014 for submission of complete files.
UPDATE as of January 7, 2015: Deadline extended to January 31, 2015

For further information about program and eligibility criteria, see the full calls in English and French.

Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (Germany)

Humanities Postdocs for Study/Research in Germany

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The cooperating institutions are: the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the Exzellence Cluster and the Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz, the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DIA) in Berlin, the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG) and the Leopoldina Centre for the Study of the History of Science and Science Academies at Halle (Saale).

The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project.

Visit Volkswagen’s main site for more information. Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

IFER Fellowships to France

This programme is open to applicants from all countries, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France.

These post-doctoral research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution. Applicant’s projects should match the areas of research of these institutions.

All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged.

Candidates can apply to general fellowships and specific fellowships, offered by several research institutions and “Laboratories of excellence” (Labex) who are partners of the programme.

Online application platform is open from September 1 until September 30, 2014.
Deadline for submission : September 30, 2014.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form soon available

Please read carefully the eligibility criteria and the application procedure before applying online.

Go to the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme for details and application.

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