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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (New York, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU, 2015/16)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
New York, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU,  1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Application deadline: 31 October 2014

IFAThe Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic year 2015 – 2016. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $55,000 per year, with benefits. There is a further $10,000 housing allowance and $2,000 for travel and research expenses. Residency: Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in New York and to participate fully in the research activities of the IFA throughout the fellowship period. Fellows are provided with office space and have access to the resources of the libraries of the IFA and New York University as well as other specialized research libraries and collections in New York.

Qualifications and Selection:
Applicants for 2015 – 2016 must have received the Ph.D. degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of IFA Faculty. There are no restrictions about the field of study. Applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the Institute of Fine Arts. Selection will be based on the merits and feasibility of the proposed research and on the academic and research excellence of the candidate New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Application
Applications must be received by October 31, 2014. Candidates must submit five (5) copies of application forms, including all materials. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, finalists may be interviewed in February 2015. The fellowship award will be announced by April 30, 2015. A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Further information: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/application-postdoc.htm

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (Florence, 2015)

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Florence
Deadline: 31 October 2014

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Das Kunsthistorische Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut vergibt in der Direktion Nova zum 1. Januar 2015 ein einjähriges Postdoc-Stipendium für promovierte Kunsthistoriker/innen mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung um ein weiteres Jahr. Der monatliche Stipendiensatz beträgt mindestens ca. 1.400,00 Euro. Interessierte sind gebeten, bis 31. Oktober 2014 folgende Bewerbungsunterlagen einzureichen:

– Lebenslauf mit Studiengang und Passfoto
– Nachweis des bestandenen Promotionsexamens
– Beschreibung der Dissertation (max. 4 Seiten)
– Beschreibung des Arbeitsvorhabens (max. 4-5 Seiten)
– ggf. Schriftenverzeichnis und Sonderdrucke
– zwei Empfehlungsschreiben

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Max-Planck-Institut
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova
Via Giuseppe Giusti 44
50121 Firenze
Italien

For further information, see http://www.khi.fi.it/en/index.html

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Fellowship (Manchester)

Postdoctoral Fellowship: 
John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Fellowship
The University of Manchester Library and The University of Manchester
Deadline: 30 September 2014

The_John_Rylands_LibraryThe John Rylands Research Institute is a partnership between The University of Manchester Library and The University of Manchester to reveal and explore hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections. We are creating an international community of scholars across many disciplines to support outstanding research and to bring this information to the wider public in exciting and innovative ways. The Library’s Special Collections count among the foremost repositories of primary sources in the UK, with research potential across an exceptionally broad array of disciplines. Candidates, whether in established academic posts or not, should at least hold a doctorate at the time of application.

Successful applicants will be reimbursed expenses up to £1,500 per month for up to 3 months, to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses during the Fellowship. All applications must be based strongly on the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library.

Applications in the areas of Revolutions in Print, Religions and Science and Medicine are especially welcome, as are those that have the potential to result in high-profile publications. Fellowships can be taken up at a mutually agreed time between 1 January and 31st July 2015. Consideration will be given to exceptional candidates undertaking their fellowship at a future time.

The allocation of a grant will take place after the assessment of an application form by the Steering Group of the John Rylands Research Institute, which is advised by curators and experts from the relevant academic schools.

The deadline for applications will be 30 September 2014.

For full application details please see: http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/jrri/opportunities/visiting-fellowships.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA) (London, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA)
London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
Deadline: 2 October 2014

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The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the art of the Italian Renaissance. An interest in the relationship between art and literature is desirable.  This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience in a research environment and participating in the launch of an interdisciplinary M.A. course.  In addition to undertaking research and playing an active role in the Research Forum, the Fellow is expected to teach one B.A. course and to act as an affiliate to the Research Forum/Mellon Foundation M.A. course being offered for the first time in 2015-2016 (From Dante to Michelangelo: Rhetoric, Representation and Identity in Italian Art and Literature, c. 1300-1550) by Dr Scott Nethersole in collaboration with the Mellon Visiting Professor, Dr Frederica Pich (Lecturer in Italian, University of Leeds), a specialist in Italian literature, especially the relationship between poetry and portraiture.

Applicants must be at an early stage of their career, not currently holding or having held a permanent university post and having received a doctorate within the three years prior to the start date of the post (and no later than December 2014).

For more information and to apply, see here.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowship (France)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowship ((International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers)
Programme supported by the European Commission (Marie Curie Action Programme – COFUND – FP7)
Deadline: 30 September 2014

fbThe Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme and the partners of the programme offer postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for a period of nine months.

Note: This is the last call of this Fernand Braudel-IFER Fellowship Programme

This programme is open to applicants from all countries, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France. These post-doctoral research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution. Applicant’s projects should match the areas of research of these institutions.

All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged. Candidates can apply to general fellowships and specific fellowships, offered by several research institutions and “Laboratories of excellence” (Labex) who are partners of the programme.

The online application platform is open from 1 September until 30 September 2014. For more information on how to apply, see here.

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IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015- 2016 (New York)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015- 2016
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

Deadline: 1 November 1014

This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in New York and to participate fully in the research activities of the IFA throughout the fellowship period. Fellows are provided with office space and have access to the resources of the libraries of the IFA and New York University as well as other specialized research libraries and collections in New York.
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Applicants for 2015 – 2016 must have received the Ph.D. degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of IFA Faculty. There are no restrictions about the field of study. Applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the IFA. Selection will be based on the merits and feasibility of the proposed research and on the academic and research excellence of the candidate.

Salary: $55,000 annual salary, with benefits + $10,000 housing allowance and $2,000 for travel and research expenses.
Deadline: 1 November 2014

For information on how to apply, please visit: https://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/application-postdoc.htm

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities (2015-16)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Deadline: 6 October 2014 (postmark)

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2015-2016. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.
columbiaIn the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/.

The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second year, Fellows teach one course: either a Core course (if only one of the two first-year courses was in the Core) or a departmental course. This will leave one semester in the second year free of teaching responsibilities. In the third year, Fellows again teach one course, either a Core course or a departmental course (to be decided jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s department), leaving one semester again free of teaching responsibilities. Please note that all teaching—whether a Core class or a department one—is to be arranged by the Fellow through the Fellow’s home academic department. Please also note that at least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core.

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society’s lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $61,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $6,000 per annum.

For information on how to apply, please visit the society’s website.

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Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016 (University of Cambridge)

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016
Duration: 1 October 2015 – 31 July 2016
Deadline:  31 October 2014

The Library Syndicate invite applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography for the tenure of 1 October 2015 to 31 July 2016.
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The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow’s research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Preference will be given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level. The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity. The stipend will be £32,590 (pro-rata).

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

Applications (one copy only) should reach the Deputy Librarian’s PA, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, UK by 31 October 2014, and should include the following particulars:

a) a completed application cover sheet;
b) a curriculum vitae with a list of principal publications;
c) a statement of the research proposed.

An election will be made in early January 2015. There are no interviews.
Further particulars are available from http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies or by contacting the Deputy Librarian’s PA, tel: 01223 333083, email: Charlotte.Ross@lib.cam.ac.uk

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Postdoctoral Fellowships: six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (Konstanz)

six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships
(any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
University of Konstanz, 1 March 2015 – 28 February 2017
Deadline: 31 August 2014

The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

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The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding.

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz, salary scale 13 TV-L) to develop and implement individual research projects. This call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz. The rules and ethical principles for the FP7 and the DFG guidelines apply.

Marie Curie Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. They are intended to encourage the transnational mobility of top-level researchers in order to integrate them within the European research area. The Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2015, and end on February 28, 2017.

The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognised experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.

The target group consists of excellent researchers at the postdoctoral level, leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia and European research and innovation policy.

Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:

  • Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
  • Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
  • Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
  • Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
  • Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
  • All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline. The candidate should explain how these will be addressed, so as to conform with national and Seventh Framework Program (FP7) ethical principles. For advice, please see the CORDIS website on ethics (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html) and contact the Zukunftskolleg office. If a proposed project that has passed the peer review stage raises any ethical issues, it is forwarded for review by the University of Konstanz Ethics Committee.

Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdisciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.

Applications are evaluated in a two-stage process:

1. Eligibility check and pre-selection based on the written application;
2. Further selection based on independent peer reviews.

Candidates will be informed of the final decision and the evaluation of their own strengths and weaknesses approximately one week after the second selection phase in the middle of December 2014.

More information on the Zukunftskolleg and current Fellows, as well as a special section devoted to the application and selection process (application forms, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, the timeline and the stages of the selection process) are available on this website: http://www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/ .

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4895).
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation. The University is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained  from: www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform at: www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/online-application.
The required documents include a completed application form, a letter of motivation, research proposal, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to check their eligibility before submitting their proposal.
The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.

Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
J O B   O F F E R  No.  2014 / 068

Contact:
Help Desk, zukunftskolleg-application(at)uni-konstanz.de
Anda Lohan, a.lohan(at)uni-konstanz.de

Source: Universität Konstanz

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Postdoctoral fellowship: Society for Renaissance Studies

indexThe Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance Studies. There is one award open to all suitable candidates for the academic year 2014-15.

Applicants for Fellowships must be graduates of British or Irish universities, with PhDs awarded in the last five years, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. The Fellowships are worth £6000 and should not be held in conjunction with a full-time postdoctoral or academic teaching post. The Society is developing a number of international links, including with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, which can provide practical support for Fellows wishing to spend time in Florence.

The period of tenure is twelve months from 1 October 2014. Fellows are invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council and make a presentation at the end of the period of award. They are also required to submit a written report for publication in the Society’s Bulletin and give the Society for Renaissance Studies in their affiliation in publications and conference papers presenting the research.

Applications should submit a CV and a 1,000 word project description, including a brief account of the candidate’s research to date and statement of means of financial support during that academic year. Two referees will also need to supply references. The deadline is 31st May 2014.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIJ140/postdoctoral-fellowships/