Postdoctoral Fellowships

2019-2020 Tufts Postdoctoral Fellowships in Culture, History, and Translation

The Center for the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University invite applications for two one-year postdoctoral fellowships, beginning July 1, 2019. The fellows will take a leading role in a research project on themes in Culture, History, and Translation, a project funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Tufts under its Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan. We seek two junior scholars whose research builds upon the traditional strengths of humanities – languages, textual interpretation, ethics and values – to rethink society, culture, art, religion, and civilization beyond the national unit that previously organized many studies. This project considers longer histories of connection, exchange, and interdependency in ways that unsettle discretely bounded territories and recast received historical periods, by reconsidering formerly studied "areas" such as: the global study of Europe, transoceanic studies, hemispheric American studies, global Black diaspora studies, and transregional Arabic studies, among others.

The fellow will receive a stipend of $48,000, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. Fellows will be expected to teach one course in a topic related to their area(s) of specialization, or to participate in equivalent work of course design and planning, during the academic year, as well as participating in other designated activities.

Candidates must have a PhD. The area of disciplinary specialization is open and may involve one or more of the following disciplines: anthropology, history, comparative literature, religion, material and visual culture, critical theory. However, the Culture, History, and Translation project is particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholarship with the ability to think broadly and experimentally across conventional geographic, thematic or temporal norms. Specifically, we seek scholars whose work engages the concept of translation as interceding on settled notions of culture and history and as imbricated in constructions of colonialism, race, empire and diaspora.

Application requirements:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a 2500-word research description, and three confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the authors, and uploaded to Interfolio. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled.

NOTE: The successful applicant will have been awarded their PhD degree before beginning the appointment.

For additional information, applicants may contact the Center for the Humanities at humanities@tufts.edu.

CHAT Faculty Fellowships

Application Deadline is March 15, 2019, 12:00pm
In 2018-2019, CHAT will offer research awards to Arts, Humanities, or Social Science tenure track and tenured faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts who are engaged in humanistic scholarship or artistic creation or criticism. The Tufts Faculty Fellows will receive one or two course releases and office space throughout the academic year. Fellows will present their work in a seminar, participate in the research seminar on themes in Comparative Global Humanities, and participate in other activities of the Center. We particularly invite applications from faculty whose creative or scholarly work is interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and/or fosters cross-campus dialogue.

Applications, consisting of a CV, a 1500-word research proposal, and a letter of support from the applicant's department or program chair, should be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2018 to Amalia Teglas at humanities@tufts.edu.

Center for the Humanities Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline is March 15, 2019, 12:00pm
The Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) Dean's Dissertation Awards provide support in the dissertation research of two doctoral students working in the humanities and the arts within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Graduate students nominated by the following departments eligible are: Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, English, and History. Each fellowship offers a stipend of $1,350 per month for 9-12 months, with up to an additional $1,800 if the research is presented at conferences, and upon submission of a final report. Each Fellow is required to submit this report to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on the research completed during the fellowship. The maximum award will be $18,000. Nominations and applications must be submitted electronically by departments. Nominate a fellow.

Applications, consisting of a CV, a 1500-word research proposal, and a letter of support from the applicant's department or program chair, should be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2018 to Amalia Teglas at humanities@tufts.edu.

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