Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: February 22, 2016

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at Max Planck Institute and the Staatliche Museum, The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institute (KHI Florenz) and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMB) are pleased to announce a call for applications for up to 5 doctoral or postdoctoral fellowships within the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum'. The fellowship program, directed by Hannah Baader and Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florenz) together with Michael Eissenhauer and Jörg Völlnagel (SMB), aims to strengthen the collaboration between museums and research institutes and to promote projects to be realized in close contact with the objects and collections of the SMB. The fellowships are open to scholars of art history (for example African, Asian, Byzantine, European, Islamic arts and those of the Americas and of Oceania) and to scholars of related fields. The fellows will also work as a research group, with joint seminars, workshops and conferences involving museum curators, international experts and scholars/fellows of the KHI Florenz and the 'Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices' program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. Working languages are German and English. Fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of an extension. The fellowship (including travel expenses) follows the rules of the Max Planck Society. An extension of the fellowship will be considered upon presentation of the researcher's first year results. Please send your electronic application as one pdf file (max. 2 MB) by March 4, 2016.


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The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for a Doctoral position in Extra-European History. Successful candidates are expected to write a PhD thesis in a field relating to the main research foci of the chair History of the Modern World (i.e. transnational history, the history of imperialism / colonialism and postcolonial studies) within the three years under contract. Furthermore, they are expected to support the ongoing research activities with the update of the chair’s website, to assist with editorial work, the organization of workshops and the proof-reading of all English language manuscripts produced by members of the research unit. It is tenable from May 1st, 2016, or, by arrangement, and can be extended up to three years. Applications are welcome from applicants with a background in history and/or area studies with a focus on a non-western region. Applicants of English mother tongue (or near-native speakers) with sound knowledge of at least one relevant non-European language, and with advanced experience in information technologies and web design are given preference. The application deadline is March 30, 2016.

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Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications​ for an ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Hinduism for​ ​the 2016-17 academic year. The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $55,000, plus healthcare ​coverage. The Fellow will have access to faculty development funds and support for​ ​attending the ASIANetwork conference. Successful candidates must have a PhD by August​ ​2016, and that PhD should have been received no earlier than spring 2013.  To apply visit the online careers site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be​ ​comprised of: 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research, its relevance to the field, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vita; and 4) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate interviewing ​ ​candidates by Skype and at the ASIANetwork meeting in St. Petersburg.

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The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2016-2017. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one term with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than October 2016. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,500, paid in Israeli NIS and linked to the “representative rate of exchange.” Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their hometown to Israel and back. Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic copy- in one file- of their application to the address below, no later than April 12, 2016.

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THREE OPPORTUNITIES at Washington University in St. Louis
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in pre-modern Chinese literature to begin in August 2016. The course load will be four courses over two semesters. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in premodern Chinese literature by the start of the appointment, should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate, and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, as well as evidence of an active research agenda. Application review will begin March 15, 2016.

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- The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Korean literature and culture to begin in August 2016.  The course load will be four courses over two semesters. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Korean literature or a related field by the start of the appointment, should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate, and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, as well as evidence of an active research agenda. Application review will begin March 15, 2016.

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- The Program in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, in cooperation with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in East Asian Religions (with possibility of renewal) to begin in August 2016. The course load will be three courses over two semesters. While the area of research specialization is open, the candidate must be prepared to teach introductory survey courses in Buddhist Traditions and East Asian Religions, as well as an additional course on a topic of his or her choosing. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field prior to the start of the appointment, and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, as well as evidence of an active research agenda. Application review will begin by March 15, 2016.

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