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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

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Southern California

The USC Center for the Premodern World invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2020. Applicants will hold a degree in one of the Center’s areas of strength: Classics, History, Religion, Art History, or East Asian Languages and Culture. The salary for the postdoctoral fellow is $65,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $2000.

Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than July 1, 2016, or else expect to have completed it by July 1, 2020. Applications from scholars whose work focuses on one of the Center’s current areas of thematic interest are especially encouraged: the Premodern Mediterranean, Sacred Ground, and the Early History of the Book. The holder of the fellowship will be expected to pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with at least one semester devoted fully to research. The holder is expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the Center and the University.

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document:
· Cover letter, including a proposed research agenda (three-page maximum)
· CV
· One-page proposal describing two courses the applicant might teach
· Writing sample (either one dissertation chapter or an article)
Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. All materials should be sent to cpw@usc.edu. Applicants are responsible for making sure all application material, including letters of recommendation, are submitted before the deadline. Please allow ample time for referees to submit their letters.

The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST.

Inquiries should be directed to cpw@usc.edu

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

Eligibility
· Applicants will hold a degree in one of the Center’s areas of strength: Classics, History, Religion, Art History, or East Asian Languages and Culture.
· The dates for completion of the Ph.D. degree are strictly observed, with no exceptions. “Date of completion” is defined as the day the applicant officially fulfills all requirements for the Ph.D. degree according to the guidelines of their institution.
· Citizens from any country are eligible for this fellowship.
· Candidates with a Ph.D. granted by an institution outside the U.S. are eligible to apply.
· Scholars who have held or currently hold terminal postdoctoral positions are eligible to apply.
· Scholars who have received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California are not eligible to apply.
· Scholars who are permanently employed in full-time, tenure-track positions are not eligible to apply.

Job opportunity: Professor of English, Australia National University

Australia National University is seeking to appoint a Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. The ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics (SLLL) was established in 2014, uniting key areas of expertise in literary, language, and cultural studies. SLLL seeks to advance knowledge in these fields through conducting world-leading research, by providing an outstanding education experience for undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, and by engaging with secondary schools, public events such as literature and film festivals, embassies and with other cultural, government and non-government institutions.

In addition to programs in literary studies, gender and cultural studies, linguistics and modern European, Classical and Indigenous Australian languages, the School is home to the Centre for Classical Studies, the Australian National Dictionary Centre, the ARC Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language, and the Institute for Communication in Healthcare.

As a multidisciplinary School we have vibrant and mixed seminar programs which host both national and international speakers. We run numerous events, often in collaboration with ANU’s Humanities Research Centre, which was established in 1972 as a centre for innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship and has hosted many of the world’s leading humanities scholars.

ANU is ranked as the top University in Australia for Humanities and Social Sciences. Literature, Languages and Linguistics were all ranked 4 or 5 (‘above world standard’, or ‘well-above world standard’) in the ERA research assessment exercise.

The Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is a crucial position in leading and delivering successful research and educational leadership and strategic direction, consistent with the strategic plans of CASS and the ANU. The Professor will be responsible for research and educational leadership, and for shaping the strategic direction of English, consistent with the strategic plans of SLLL, CASS and the ANU.

A full job description and application instructions can be downloaded below.

Applications close 6 October 2019.

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Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE)

Radboud University Nijmegen is advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Medieval Manuscript Studies (0.8FTE) to be part of the research team of the ERC-funded project Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages. The dissemination, manipulation and interpretation of Late-Antique sermons in the Medieval Latin West (PASSIM).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will study the customisation of patristic sermon collections for use in the liturgy and Divine Office in medieval manuscripts from the 7th to the 15th century, with a particular emphasis on the Carolingian homiliary of Paul the Deacon and its reception.

Location: Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: 1 January 2020 (negotiable)

Deadline for the application: 18 August 2019
Interviews: 16 September 2019
Contact: Dr. Shari Boodts (PI)

Full details of the job offer can be found here: https://www.ru.nl/werken/details/details_vacature_0/?recid=602071
More information on the research project can be found here: https://applejack.science.ru.nl/passimproject/?page=contact

Employment: Director, Monash Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Monash University in Melbourne, Australia is seeking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor to build upon its longstanding research strengths in Medieval and Renaissance history and to position the Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) as a global leader in these fields. This teaching and research position offers an opportunity to build research collaborations both within Australia and internationally, and to use innovative teaching practices to extend the well-established cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) was established in 2012 and has grown rapidly to be one of the most dynamic and successful centres for the study of pre-modern European history in Australia. The Centre is located at Monash Clayton campus and uses the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy to offer several of its undergraduate units in intensive mode and for an annual postgraduate conference.

The successful applicant will be appointed at the level and appointment type appropriate to their qualifications, experience and in accordance with the relevant classification standards.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

For further information please see the Monash University website: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/591770/associate-professorprofessor-of-medieval-renaissance-or-early-modern-history 

Closing Date: Tuesday 25 June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Roles for senior and early career MEMS scholars, Australian Catholic University

The Australian Catholic University in Melbourne is seeking further researchers (senior and early career) of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement with expertise in medieval and early modern studies to join its recently established research program within ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. Please follow the following link for details:

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/456/caw/en/job/974909/research-fellowsenior-research-fellow-medieval-early-modern-studies

See also: https://www.acu.edu.au/research/our-research-institutes/institute-for-religion-and-critical-inquiry/our-programs/medieval-and-early-modern-studies

The work of applicants should encompass religion, broadly conceived, in the medieval and early modern periods. The recent round of appointments established strengths in late medieval and early modern Italy and the Low Countries, late medieval and early modern Central Europe, early modern France, the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman world, and the history of the papacy; the cultures of time, religious violence, theology and literature, women’s spirituality, popular religion, politics, and theology.

With this further round of appointments, the MEMS Program seeks scholars whose work will complement and expand these strengths. Applicants to the first round are welcome to re-apply.

To apply and for further information, see the ACU website. Applications close 16 April, 2019.

Postdoc opportunity, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The DISSINET project (“Dissident Religious Cultures in Medieval Europe from the Perspective of Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information Systems”), based at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department for the Study of Religions and funded by a “Projects of Excellence” grant from the Czech Science Foundation for the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2023, is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to join its recently established team. The position is full-time, fixed-term, for 24 months with a very likely extension (based on the quality of collaboration) to the end of the project (31 December 2023). The expected start date is 1 April 2019 (negotiable). The deadline for applications is 20 February 23:59 CET (UTC+1).

Qualifications:

· Ph.D. or equivalent in history, medieval studies, the study of religions, or another field related to the project’s focus

· Specialization in either (a) religious dissent and/or inquisitorial or other trial records in medieval or early modern Europe, or (b) historical research informed by computational, network-analytical, or quantitative methods

· Secure command of Latin and English

· Computer-friendly mindset (tables, digital tools)

· Academic writing skills in English

· Team spirit, moral integrity, reliability

We offer:

· Full-time research position in a committed interdisciplinary team working on an exciting frontier research project

· Competitive salary above the average for similar positions in the Czech Republic (good ratio between salary and local living costs)

· Individual research budget for participating in conferences and workshops, buying books, etc. (ca. 3,000 € each year)

· Training and growth in interdisciplinary digital research (social network analysis, geographic information systems, databases)

· Participation in writing high-profile publications in history, social network analysis, and the digital humanities

· Friendly and informal working environment

The position requires physical presence in Brno, the Czech Republic.

The selection procedure has two rounds: the first is based on the submitted attachments, the second (for short-listed applicants) is based on written exchange and interview through Skype or personally in Brno.

The candidate’s doctoral degree does not need to be recent for this postdoctoral position. Career breaks do not pose any problem. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.

More information about this position and link to the e-application:

https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/44430 .

Please feel free to contact the project’s PI, Dr. David Zbíral, at david.zbiral@mail.muni.cz if you have any questions.