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Macquarie University Research Fellowships 2022

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2023. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2019 or submit their thesis on or before 16 August 2022 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

MQRF23 applicants must either reside in Australia and have appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2023 or they forfeit their MQRF.

The Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature (MCCALL) is interested in sponsoring postdoctoral research projects in the following areas:

· Media and Communications: screen practice; social media and digital culture; media history; journalism and non-fiction writing; communications; cultural studies.
· Creative Arts: music and related technologies; music production; the singing voice; popular music; ethnomusicology; creative processes; sound; improvisation; performance; dance; circus, industry practices.
· Languages and Cultures: global literatures and cultures; language studies and applied linguistics; the role of languages in cultural identities, and their impact on linguistic and literary products in social life.
· Literature: medievalism; medieval and early modern literature; modernism; historical fiction; popular fiction; literary approaches to film and television; postcolonialism; Australian fiction.

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2023 round through MCCALL, please send:

1. Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description
2. Name of potential Sponsor
3. Your PhD conferral date
4. A copy of your CV as an attachment including a list of publications. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other.
5. A copy of your Australian residency document – passport or visa.
6. to Bridget Griffen-Foley by Wednesday 30 March 2022: b.foley@mq.edu.au

If the Department is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by Friday 8 April 2022. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to the Faculty of Arts by Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Oschinsky Research Associate – Visiting Research Fellowship in Medieval Studies at Cambridge University

The Library Syndicate invites applications for an Oschinsky Research Associate for the tenure of 1 October 2022 to 31 July 2023 in collaboration with Girton College.

The Oschinsky Research Associate will be free to pursue research of their choosing in any aspect of the University Library’s collections relating to its medieval manuscripts or medieval archive collections, including their palaeography, diplomatic or codicology. The Library’s medieval collections include manuscripts in Arabic, Hebrew and other Middle Eastern languages as well as Latin and European vernaculars. The proposed research should be of benefit to scholars using the collections in the future.

It is expected that a non-stipendiary fellowship at Girton College will be offered to the successful candidate. The Research Associate will be expected to participate fully in the life and activities of the University Library, e.g. through participation in the Library’s research and public engagement programmes (comprising activities such as talks, seminars, displays, participation in social media, and other events) and play a full part in the intellectual and social life of the college.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant field and the following criteria will be considered when evaluating applications:

Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant

Suitability of the research proposal within the fields of medieval manuscript or archival studies, including palaeography, diplomatic and codicology

Potential of the research proposal to be of benefit to future scholars using the collections of the University Library

Evidence of ability to contribute fully to the life and activities of the University Library and Girton College.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Please visit here, click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to, Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts at sp510@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 28 March 2022.

Please quote reference VE30253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

For further information please see here

ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program

ANZAMEMS is pleased to annouce the lanuch of its new ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program, which will provide flexible support and mentoring for research and publication to early career researchers in medieval studies, early modern studies, and medievalism.

The fellowship includes $3000 AUD of flexible funding for research and/or living expenses, and six months’ mentorship by a senior ANZAMEMS academic.

Applications for the 2022 ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellowship Program (to be taken up between 1 March 2022 – 28 February 2023) are open now, and close on Friday 14 January 2022.

For more details, see the ANZAMEMS website

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä has a postdoctoral position available in the history of philosophy. The Academy of Finland research project Vicious, Antisocial and Sinful: The Social and Political Dimension of Moral Vices from Medieval to Early Modern Philosophy is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a fixed-term period from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2024 (or as agreed).

Applications close on May 16, 2021. For more information and to apply see here.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of History, Durham University

The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor of History (grade 7/8) in the period c.300-c.950 (CE). We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in Asian, Eurasian, Mediterranean, North African, Islamicate, Byzantine or European history, whose research complements or expands the department’s current strengths. Applications from candidates whose research draws connections between multiple geographical regions and who share our commitment to decolonising the curriculum are especially encouraged.

Applications close on 16 Feb, 2021. For more information about the position and to apply online, please see here.

PhD Candidate/Assistant or Postdoc Position at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Annette Kern-Stähler is looking to select a Postdoc or a PhD candidate/assistant (with an MA or equivalent degree) interested in pursuing their Post-doc / PhD in medieval English literature and culture under her supervision while working part-time as teaching-cum-research assistant in the Department of English at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

POSITION: 50% PhD Candidate/Assistantship or 80% Postdoc starting January 2021 (or later, negotiable).

For more details including requirements and how to apply please see the attached. Applications close 30 October 2020.

NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute Fellowships

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2021.

The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (see https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research.html).

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, health insurance, work/office space on campus, full access to NYUAD’s library facilities (with close connections to NYU’s main library in New York), research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.

We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment on September 1, 2021, pending final approval.

The fellowship program is hosted by the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute. For more information, please visit:
https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects/humanities-research-fellowship-program.html

Applications are due October 1, 2020.

For questions, please reach out to:
Alexandra Sandu (Assistant Program Director): alexandra.sandu@nyu.edu