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Princeton Society of Fellows: Four Postdoctoral Fellowships (2019-22)

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-2022 fellowship competition. Three to five postdoctoral fellows are appointed each year for three-year terms in residence to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic host department, the Program in Humanistic Studies, or other university programs. The fellowships carry with them an appointment as lecturer in the fellow’s host department. Fellows are provided with a salary of approx. $88,800 per year, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a personal computer and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society. For the 2018-2021 competition, we received 841 applications for four postdoctoral fellowships.

The deadline for online applications is August 22, 2018.

For further information, and to apply, please visit:

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research: Call for EOI for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Scheme

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) was established in 2003, building on a strong tradition of leading edge humanities and social science research at Griffith University. The Centre is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse.

The Centre is looking to invest in leading social and cultural researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants who were awarded their PhD on or after the 1 March 2014.

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.


A DECRA recipient may be awarded ARC funding of up to $140,858 per year of funding. The per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $100,858 (2017), including 30% on-costs, and up to a maximum of $40,000 project costs.

Funding for a DECRA Project will commence effective 1 January 2020, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

Our Research and Researchers

GCSCR researchers conduct high quality applied and interdisciplinary research in and across the fields of history, literary studies, journalism and media studies, human geography, mobilities, migration and refugee studies, cultural sociology, anthropology, environmental humanities, Islamic studies, linguistics, music and cultural heritage studies.

Research Themes

  • History, media and change
  • Crises: Communities, safety and security
  • Language, culture and belonging
  • Heritage and wellbeing

For further information, please visit:

Expressions of Interest

GCSCR will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these are strategically aligned with one or more of our research themes.

To be considered eligible candidates should:

  1. Hold a PhD awarded on or after 1 March 2014
  2. Have a strong and extensive track record of publications and research impact
  3. Be working in a field closely related to one or more of GCSCR’s research themes.

Please note that applicants seeking to apply through the Centre need to submit a CV in the first instance to by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2018.

Candidates with competitive track records will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Please note that EOIs will be due by COB on Monday 2 July 2018, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact GCSCR’s Research Development Coordinator, Mrs Dani Newman at

University College London: Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature (2 Positions)

Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
University College London – English Language and Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature invited applicants for two full-time Teaching Fellowships in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature. One of these posts will run from 1 September 2018 until 30 June 2019 in the first instance, the other from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2021 in the first instance. Both posts will replace Professors Helen Hackett and Alison Shell while they are on Leverhulme research fellowships.

The post holders will be expected to teach on courses covering the Renaissance English period at undergraduate level, including the compulsory Shakespeare course and the Renaissance Literature course, and to contribute to the postgraduate Shakespeare in His Time course.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following first-year courses: Narrative Texts, Criticism & Theory, Intellectual and Cultural Sources. S/he will be expected to provide one-to-one tutorials to undergraduate students and to undertake the normal duties of teaching administration and the provision of pastoral care and support to tutorial students.

Applications are invited from candidates with a proven record in teaching Shakespeare and the literature of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods at higher education level. Candidates should have gained a PhD by the time the appointment begins. A commitment to fostering a positive learning environment for students is essential, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

Application close on 7 June, 2018.

History Compass: Call for Editors for ANZ-Pacific Section

We are looking for new members of the History Compass editorial team. History Compass is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing articles based on original research in established and emerging fields of historical inquiry, review essays and articles reporting on innovations in history teaching and learning. Originally launched by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the Institute of Historical Research (UK), History Compass has enjoyed a strong reputation amongst by North American colleagues and is recognised as a journal of international impact by the European Union’s science foundation. 

Over the past fifteen years, the Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand  and Pacific section of the journal has published significant work by established and early career researchers, with a special emphasis upon bringing innovative research findings by postgraduate and early career researchers to the attention of international audiences.  We have also encouraged reflective essays on teaching the history of Oceania in times of considerable change within the academies of our region. 

Over the past decade, History Compass’s Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand  and Pacific section has been edited by Professors Kate Darian-Smith, Katie Pickles and Paul Turnbull.  We three now feel it is time to place the journal in the hands of (ideally) early and mid-career researchers with fresh ideas and perspectives on the history of our region.  

Our hope is that colleagues interesting in serving as editors will continue History Compass’s tradition of publishing work by colleagues in the early phases of their career, and helping postgraduates bring their work to international attention. In a time of escalating scholarly publication costs, we would also like to see the journal explore publishing more themed issues originating from conferences and symposia devised by younger colleagues.

Kate and Katie plan to leave the journal as soon as is practicable given both have taken up new and challenging positions. Paul has retired, taking up honorary professorships in order to focus on his research after a long career involving service in various management positions. He will continue to be an editor of History Compass so as to assist in the transition to a new team. 

History Compass differs from many other journals in that editors are encouraged to commission a number of articles each year, and work with authors on preparing their submissions for double blind peer review (generally by colleagues who are leading scholars in the relevant field). Editors thereby receive a small annual remuneration from Wiley-Blackwell.  We also aim to choose reviewers who will provide supportive criticism and encouragement of younger colleagues.  

If you are interested in exploring your joining the editorial team, please contact Paul Turnbull via  email:  He will be able to give you further information. 

Positions Open: New Research Group in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, ACU

We are delighted to announce that the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU is forming a new research group in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Applications are open for a Professor or Associate Professor (Program Director), and for Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows. The positions are research only, though limited teaching, including postgraduate supervision, is possible. They are offered as 5-year or continuing, depending on experience.

We seek a dynamic and collegial scholar with an international reputation in an area of Medieval or Early Modern Studies (MEMS) to lead and mentor staff and help shape the new research program. We also seek Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows of demonstrated research excellence to work together with the Program Director to develop collaborative research, national and international networks, and produce their own research.

The Institute is a research organisation with scholars working across Biblical and Early Christian Studies (up to Byzantium), Philosophy, and Religion and Theology. Several scholars in these groups have interests in MEMS, and we hope that members of the new team will be motivated to initiate research projects across the different areas of the Institute.

For further information, please contact Michael Champion (

To apply for the Program Director role, please see here.

To apply for a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow role, please see here.


Tenure Track Position in Medieval and Early Modern Global History, University of Tübingen

The Institute of Medieval History (Department of History, Faculty of Humanities) at the University of Tübingen is seeking, at the earliest possible date, a tenure-track faculty member at the initial rank of Associate Professor (W1) of Late Medieval and Early Modern Global History.

The successful applicant will represent the field of global history between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries in both research and teaching. They will contribute to research centres and research clusters, and to all study programmes offered by the Department of History. The position will entail teaching obligations of four to six periods per week during term time. We expect the successful applicant to learn German within the first three years and to be able to teach in German after the first evaluation.

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in either Late Medieval or Early Modern Global History. Further requirements include a clear potential for future publications in renowned, internationally visible peer-reviewed journals, and suitability for the position in terms of teaching experience.

The University of Tübingen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore particularly welcomes applications from female candidates. International candidates are likewise explicitly invited to apply.

All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given preference.

Applications including the necessary documents (curriculum vitae, outline of academic career, scans of relevant certificates and transcripts, a list of publications, proof of teaching experience) and all monographs authored by the applicant as well as up to five pertinent articles should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities via email (application[at] by April 27, 2018. Further enquiries may likewise be addressed to the Dean.

For further information on this position, please visit

PhD Research Fellowship, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, within the research project “The English Cult of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Reception and Influence, 1380-1530”. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years starting 1 August 2018 or as agreed, at an annual salary of US$56,000/ £36,000 .

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics ( The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and twelve administrative members of staff.

The position is associated with the research project The English Cult of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Reception and Influence, 1380-1530, directed by principal investigator Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles. This project explores how Birgitta’s Revelations and other Birgittine texts came to have a profound effect on the literary and religious cultures of late-medieval England, reflecting complex ideas of gender, authority, and authorship. To enable this new analysis, Latin and Middle English translations of texts related to Birgitta will be tracked using an innovative database and network graphing tool, in conjunction with producing digital and print editions of unedited texts. 

Within the parameters of the larger project, the candidate should propose their own preliminary project topic (the “project proposal” listed in the application materials). The topic and project will then be developed further as the first task after hiring, in close collaboration with the PI, Associate Professor Miles.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Manuscript circulation / early print production of Birgittine texts
  • Translation-based / literary analysis of the Revelations and its adaptations
  • Birgitta in relation to other visionary women / women readers
  • Monastic / lay interest in Birgitta
  • Scholastic / political interest in Birgitta
  • Any relevant combination of the above topics

For further information on the fellowship and how to apply:

Application deadline: 30 April

Centre for Medieval Literature (CML): Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) [Three Job Vacancies]

University of York/University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Medieval Literature (CML): Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) [Three Positions]
Contract: Full-time, Fixed term
Salary: £31,604-£32,548 per year

Jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU in Odense) and the University of York, the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Centre seeks to make three postdoctoral appointments: two at York and one at SDU (to apply for the SDU post:

The Centre takes an integrated European approach to the study of medieval literature and welcomes applications from those working on the literary cultures of medieval Europe, and the wider world of which it was a part, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean to the Middle East. Research projects will fall within the three main research areas of CML: ‘Canon and Library’, ‘Imperial Languages’, and ‘Transformations and Translocations’ and will normally result in the publication of a monograph or a series of articles in edited collections and international peer-reviewed journals.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will develop, publish and disseminate your independent research. You will contribute to collaborative research projects and network building under the supervision of senior colleagues. You will be involved in the organisation and administration of the CML, in areas including conferences, the journal, the website and funding applications. You may have opportunity to assist in undergraduate teaching in your own area of expertise.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area of Medieval Studies and have knowledge of medieval textual culture in at least two of the languages of medieval Europe. Your area of research expertise will complement and enhance the CML’s research strategy and range. Specialism in medieval European literature outside of England is desirable. We are seeking to make one of the three appointments (at SDU and York) in the area of Slavonic and/or Central European Literatures. As English is the main language of the CML, you will have excellent spoken and written English. You will be committed to collaboration which unites scholarship across disciplines and languages and to creating a shared research environment by being based in York and spending time in SDU.

Your application should take the form of a research proposal which:

  • includes the research topic which you would pursue as a postdoctoral fellow in the CML
    addresses how the research topic fits into one or more of the three research strands of CML (‘Canon and Library’, ‘Imperial Languages’ and ‘Transformations and Translocations’)
  • includes a statement about your potential contributions to the teamwork that is essential to CML.

The proposal should be no more than 1000 words. You will also be asked to provide between 1 and 3 pieces of written work.

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Elizabeth Tyler:

These posts are full-time, fixed-term for 2 years 11 months. Salary is in the range of £31,604-£32,548 per year.

Full information:

Closing date: 3 April, 2018.

Three Job Vacancies of Interest @ The University of Queensland

Curator (UQ Art Museum)
Deadline: 26 March, 2018
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medieval History
Deadline: 2 April, 2018
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Research Assistant [Part-time]
Deadline: 13 April, 2018
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