November 14, 2013

Fellowship: American Research Center in Sofia

Deadline:January 15, 2014

The American Research Center in Sofia ( is pleased to announce its second competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the U.S. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last ten years (2004-2013) and should be U.S. citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the U.S.

In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Bulgaria and the six other countries we serve from antiquity to the present day. In addition to conducting her/his research while in residency at ARCS, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars, and organizing one regional workshop or conference.

The Fellowship will be held for six months within the period of September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015, with a total stipend of $12,000 ($2,000 per month). In addition, ARCS will reimburse up to $2,000 for travel between the U.S. and Bulgaria, and for research-related travel in the Balkans during the term of the fellowship.

Please submit an application and two letters of reference from people familiar with your academic work to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova at The letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers. Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Eric De Sena at

The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by late February or early March 2014

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August 14, 2013

CFA: IAS School of Social Science

Applications must be submitted through the online application system, available at

The School of Social Science each year invites as Members around twenty visiting scholars who constitute a genuinely interdisciplinary and international group. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline, and memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels. Memberships are awarded for the full academic year only. Visiting Members are expected to pursue only their own research, while the School organizes a weekly seminar at which Members as well as invited guests present their ongoing work. The School is not wedded to any particular intellectual or disciplinary approach. It welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with a historical and humanistic bent and also considers applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics. The following thematic focus is neither an exclusive nor excluding theme; it is expected that only one-third of the accepted scholars will pursue work relating to this theme. Applications are strongly encouraged from scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to the theme.

Insofar as the purpose of democracy is to empower individual citizens and give them sufficient control over their lives to protect themselves against domination, the core ideal of democracy is political equality. What exactly is political equality? We have come to think of this ideal as consisting primarily of voting rights and the right to run for elected office. These political rights are, of course, fundamental. The carceral state draws our attention to that point, but voting rights are only one of the instruments available to be directed toward the egalitarian empowerment of a citizenry. How do political equality, social equality, and economic equality (and the corresponding inequalities) relate to each other? Are they separable or necessarily interdependent? What has been their historical relationship? How do questions of economics, law, institutions, social structure, culture, psychology, and human development intersect with the empowerment (and disempowerment) of individuals and collectivities? How have these intersections differed depending on time and place? In the current context, how do forms of global governance and democratic deficits relate to projects of empowerment at other levels? How have notions of empowerment differed in different historical and cultural contexts? Is it possible to articulate a clear definition of equality or should we think in terms of varying languages of egalitarianism? What have been the critiques of political equality? Must egalitarianism be understood in relation to democracy? How should we think about non-democratic egalitarianism? We encourage applications that are at once aimed at the theoretical and philosophical dimensions of these questions, as well as applications that offer concrete examples of different practices and definitions of equality.

Funding for Member Stipends is individually negotiated, taking into account the applicant’s base salary and the level of sabbatical and other grant support he or she can secure. In setting compensation, the School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum of $65,000.

In the upcoming academic year, the Institute will again take part in a program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies: the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships. These fellowships support more adventurous, more wide-ranging and longer-term patterns of research than are current in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants must submit to ACLS a research plan typically covering a 3-5 year period, during which time one year could be spent as a Member at the Institute, either in the School of Historical Studies or the School of Social Science. Qualified candidates who would like to apply for affiliation with either School of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of this program should visit the ACLS website (

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey, founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year, scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period and a stipend. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.

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August 12, 2013

Post-Doc, University of Illinois

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2014.

Application Deadline: October 28, 2013

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois, will conduct research on the proposed project, and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.

The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:

* Race and Diaspora Studies
* History of Science/Technology
* Empire and Colonial Studies
* Memory Studies

The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2013 (i.e., PhD in hand by application period).

Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found at

Applications must be submitted online at

The submission period opens September 1, 2013.

Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Nancy Castro, Associate Director of IPRH, at or (217) 244-7913.

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July 08, 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fung Global Fellows Program

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Fung Global Fellows Program, a program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University, is currently accepting applications for the 2014–15 academic year from international scholars working on new, innovative ways to study “Global Diffusion,” the program’s theme for that year. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world other than the United States who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years are invited to apply. For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process go to Applications are due on November 1, 2013.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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