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Mellon and Public Humanities fellowships are open for application

Mellon and Public Humanities fellowships are open for application! The deadline for both fellowships is February 1, 2022. 

The Mellon Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a United States university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the academic year (this is a nine-month position that begins mid-August). The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure. More information

We also invite applications for the Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schools as well as potential donors, alumni, and undergraduate majors and minors. The fellow will also work with the Assistant Director to prepare public humanities marketing and communications materials. The remainder of the fellow’s time may be devoted to research and/or teaching. More information

Research Fellow, Medievalism Job in Melbourne VIC

Campus Location: Melbourne, Australia

Job No: APTAV119903#002

Conduct high-level research for the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Program
Full time, fixed-term role for 5 years based at Melbourne campus

About ACU:
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About Faculty of Theology and Philosophy:
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is the largest Faculty of its kind in Australia. It comprises of two national schools: the School of Theology and the School of Philosophy; and the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry and the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy. ACU has prioritised research intensification and has developed a strategy designed to achieve excellence in a selected number of areas of strategic priority, including theology and philosophy. The outcome has been a remarkable transformation in the research standing of the University. In the 2019 THE World University Rankings, ACU rose to the 401-500 band for research and specifically to the 201-300 band in the Arts and Humanities subject rankings, which includes Philosophy. The investment in theology and philosophy is further evidenced through the results of the recent assessment of research quality conducted by the Australian Research Council, known as ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia). The 2018 ERA results rank ACU first in religion and religious studies in Australia, with our research in both philosophy, and religion and religious studies rated ‘above world standard’. We offer theology and philosophy for students at any stage of their life or career journey, with learning opportunities provided across multiple points of engagement, and across a variety of delivery modes. There are short courses, certificate and bachelor opportunities, postgraduate coursework programs, professional and research degrees, international study tours, and a wide range of professional learning and in-service opportunities. Our programs are conceived in collaboration with industry, community, and church leaders. They are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in an evolving, global and digital world.

About Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry:
The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI) collaborates with researchers from around the globe to examine ideas, beliefs and history in order to advance understanding of our world and imagine ways to improve it. To this end the IRCI promotes collaborative research on religion and critical thought from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, theology, history, and literature. It explores the inter-relationships between philosophy, religion, and their cultural contexts, and contributes to contemporary philosophical, theological, social, and political debates. Founded in 2014, the Institute is still in a growth phase but has three established research programs: Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Religion and Theology. Each program includes full-time researchers and research students. The IRCI has established research partnerships with leading institutions in Europe, the UK, and North America, and presents a series of research seminars each year at ACU’s Rome Campus. It sits within the Faculty for Theology and Philosophy, the largest such Faculty in Australia, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses and higher research degrees across six campuses. In the recent ERA 2015 assessment, the University was ranked at above world standard (ERA score of 4) in Religion and Religious Studies and in Philosophy, placing it among the best universities in Australia in these fields. Research activities encompass projects, seminars, workshops, public engagement and conferences that enhance intellectual discourse and debate.

About the role:
As Research Fellow you will produce high-quality research to contribute to and strengthen the University’s research profile, and more specifically the research profile of the Institute. Research Fellow will have research expertise in medieval studies, specifically the area of medievalism (historical, creative, aesthetic, material and political interpretations of the Middle Ages in contemporary contexts), and will augment the current work of the MEMS program and Institute in areas such as (but not limited to) cultural memory, global and religious mobilities, histories of sexuality and gender, literary and historical studies, theory and critique. Through individual and collaborative research and publications, and participating in Institute activities, the Research Fellow will help to enhance the national and international research profile of both MEMS and the Institute.

You will need to have:
A PhD in historical or literary studies.
Eligibility to submit an ARC DECRA or Future Fellowship application during the 5-year appointment period.
A research record of outstanding publications in highly regarded scholarly outlets relevant to the field, and demonstrated successful collaborative research experience.
Demonstrated capacity to attract external research grant funding.
Demonstrated ability to participate as part of a collaborative team.
Demonstrated capacity to supervise or honours or higher degree research students or projects.
Demonstrated ability to engage a wide public audience in chosen field of expertise.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:
Obtain the Position Description from the website. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description and outline how they would support the mission of the university. To apply for this role click the ‘View Position Description and Apply’ buttons above or below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $126,303 – $149,019 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $106,728 – $126,011 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Megan Cassidy-Welch, Program Director, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at: megan.cassidy-welch@acu.edu.au

For applicants currently based overseas, ACU will provide support for relocation expenses and visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit: www.acu.edu.au/careers

Find out more information on the benefits of working at ACU at: www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/careers-at-acu/why-work-at-acu

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Advertised: 28-OCT-2022

Applications close: 28-NOV-2022 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time

For further information and to apply please see: https://www.seek.com.au/job/59009437?type=standout#sol=6c26d7c5cfa520b0abd6b0c19b10bf32f804c7f5

13 Funded PhD Positions in the MSCA Doctoral Network REBPAF

13 Funded PhD Positions (Late Medieval/Early Modern Book Studies) in the MSCA Doctoral Network REBPAF

‘Re-mediating the Early Book: Pasts and Futures’ (REBPAF) is a European Commission-funded MSCA Doctoral Network that will support 13 PhD researchers undertaking projects on late medieval and early modern books. These PhD researchers will be spread across the following institutions: University of Galway (3 positions), University of Antwerp (2 positions), University of Alicante (2 positions), University of Zürich (2 positions), University of Vienna (2 positions), and University of Bristol (2 positions). All PhD researchers recruited to this network will join a vibrant and supportive international community of scholars; they will also benefit from bespoke, network-wide programming and will gain hands-on work experience in related cultural sectors as part of their training programme.

We are now accepting applications from prospective doctoral researchers. Applications are due by 10 January 2023. The PhD positions will begin on 1 September 2023.

About REBPAF

The digital revolution is opening our eyes to the important historical truth that the enduring cultural and economic value of the book has always depended on its adaptability to different media, today from printed book to e-book (and back again), and in the past from manuscript book to printed book (and vice versa).

REBPAF focuses on the ways in which 15th- and 16th-century book producers (scribes, printers, entrepreneurs) negotiated the dynamic relations between the manuscript book and the printed book and adapted to the evolving challenges of the market, and it demonstrates the continuing relevance of these cultural and economic negotiations to the modern world. To this end, REBPAF unites the interests of present-day organisations that re-mediate the early book – publishers, bookdealers, museums, and other stakeholders in the creative and heritage sectors – with those of academic scholarship. REBPAF has the double aim of: 1) engaging a new generation of medievalists and early modernists in an innovative and collaborative research programme that asks fundamental and interdisciplinary questions about the history of the book and the written word and its future in a digital environment; and 2) equipping the researchers recruited to this network with high-level transferable skills and competencies to be acquired and applied not just in academic settings, but also through internships and training workshops provided by a suite of nine European non-academic partners that have a direct interest in and relevance to our research agenda.

REBPAF’s non-academic partners include Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria), Maggs Bros. Ltd. (UK), The National Print Museum (Ireland), Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austria), Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken (Belgium), Stiftsbibliothek Klosterneuburg (Austria), Boydell & Brewer (UK), Quaternio Verlag Luzern (Switzerland), and Cúirt International Festival of Literature (Ireland).

Benefits

Successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for recruited researchers. The indicative gross salary is €3400 per month (adjusted according to a country correction formula to account for cost-of-living differences between EU Member States) plus a €600 monthly mobility allowance. An additional family allowance is also available, if applicable, and the network will financially facilitate researchers’ participation in off-site training activities where appropriate. The net salary for each researcher will be dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor. Full PhD funding is guaranteed for 36 months with the possibility of additional funding in some instances, depending on local and national arrangements. In institutions where it is customary to charge tuition fees to doctoral students, waivers will be granted for project participants.

Further Details

For more information, please see: https://mooreinstitute.ie/2022/10/18/13-funded-phd-positions-late-medieval-early-modern-book-studies-in-the-msca-doctoral-network-rebpaf/


Faculty Research Coordinator position available at Macquarie University

For further information on the role and how to apply please see the Macquarie website.

The Faculty Research Coordinator supports the development and delivery of Researcher Development across the Faculty.

The Faculty Research Coordinator will need to liaise effectively with key staff across the Faculty and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research portfolio and other central portfolios as well as other faculties.

The Faculty Research Coordinator reports to the Faculty Research Manager. The position works closely with other members of the Faculty and central support units, to provide timely and professional support to a range of projects related to the Faculty’s research.

There are 3 positions available, with one position being vacant in each of the following facility’s:

Macquarie Business School (MQBS)

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS)

Faculty of Arts

Key Accountabilities:

Manage and support projects relating to researcher development, in collaboration with other members of the Faculty Research Office and Research Services.

Undertake background research, environmental scans, and produce high-quality content (including internal publications, promotional materials, online collateral etc.) in order to support team projects.

Coordinate the Faculty Researcher Development program, both the content and the interface with portals linked to staff development at MQ.

Develop an understanding of current and emerging trends in researcher development, nationally and globally.

Plan and deliver opportunities to connect and convene with stakeholders, including engagement forums, training workshops, and communities of practice.

Support operational and other planning and reporting initiatives, in collaboration with the Faculty Research Manager.

Collaborate with the Faculty Research Manager to develop and implement the Faculty Early Career Research (ECR) strategy and provide ongoing expert advice, guidance and support to the

Faculty’s Early Career Researcher Network to assist in the development of their research activities.

Analyse data and report on all aspects of Faculty research activities, using data extracted from internal and external research management systems to help guide the development of strategic initiatives, track Faculty research performance, and promote Faculty achievements.

Undertake Faculty research-based projects as requested by the Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Research Manager

In collaboration with the Faculty Research Manager, consolidate the Faculty’s research submissions including ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) and the Engagement and Impact Assessments and make recommendations for improving faculty procedures.

Represent the Faculty on various network groups on behalf of the Faculty Research Manager as required.

Under the direction of the Faculty Research Manager develop and implement workshops for School staff to increase awareness of research initiatives. Provide coordination of staff in support of workshop coordination.

As requested by the SRM, act as the key liaison between the School, Research Services and relevant other offices across the University regarding internal and external research applications, collaborative research proposals and processes.

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.