Postdoctoral Fellowship Institute for The Humanities

A new opening postdoctoral associate position in social sciences is available at University of Michigan, USA. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis.

The application deadline is Monday, March 18, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Cover letter explaining the research's relevance to "Humanities and Movement" and describing the applicant's career plans Writing sample (such as articles or chapters of books no more than6000words, excluding footnotes and bibliography) or scholarly work sample (creative work such as audio/visual aids or portfolio placed on a website with the URL provided as a file) Public Humanities Research proposal - not to exceed two double-spaced pages. The proposal should fit under the rubric of "Humanities and Movement" and can be closely related to the applicant's own research. The project must involve a research team of 3-4 undergraduate students. Above items submitted as one PDF document to Two confidential letters of recommendation (see below)

Confidential letter of recommendation submitted electronically to by Monday, March 18, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

The University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities announces a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of "Humanities and Movement," the Institute's theme for 2019-20. The institute defines the theme broadly; e.g. dance and kinetic movement, social or political movements, migration, immigration, etc. Qualified applicants must have received the Ph.D. in a humanities field between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2019, and their research must be related to the 2019-20 theme.

One year Postdoctoral Fellowship, September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020, the fellowship will not be renewed. Be in residence at the Institute for the Humanities. Attend and actively participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar at the Institute for the Humanities. Lead a UROP team of 3-4 undergraduate students on a research project related to the candidate's scholarly work and to the Institute's theme of "Humanities and Movement." Teach a one-, two- or three-credit course in one or both academic semesters related to "Humanities and Movement".

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in a humanities or humanistic social science field. Ph.D. conferred between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2019; degree in hand by August 31, 2019. Ph.D. research must be related to the Institute's 2019-20 theme, "Humanities and Movement." Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an Institute for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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