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Postdoc opportunity, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The DISSINET project (“Dissident Religious Cultures in Medieval Europe from the Perspective of Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information Systems”), based at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department for the Study of Religions and funded by a “Projects of Excellence” grant from the Czech Science Foundation for the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2023, is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to join its recently established team. The position is full-time, fixed-term, for 24 months with a very likely extension (based on the quality of collaboration) to the end of the project (31 December 2023). The expected start date is 1 April 2019 (negotiable). The deadline for applications is 20 February 23:59 CET (UTC+1).

Qualifications:

· Ph.D. or equivalent in history, medieval studies, the study of religions, or another field related to the project’s focus

· Specialization in either (a) religious dissent and/or inquisitorial or other trial records in medieval or early modern Europe, or (b) historical research informed by computational, network-analytical, or quantitative methods

· Secure command of Latin and English

· Computer-friendly mindset (tables, digital tools)

· Academic writing skills in English

· Team spirit, moral integrity, reliability

We offer:

· Full-time research position in a committed interdisciplinary team working on an exciting frontier research project

· Competitive salary above the average for similar positions in the Czech Republic (good ratio between salary and local living costs)

· Individual research budget for participating in conferences and workshops, buying books, etc. (ca. 3,000 € each year)

· Training and growth in interdisciplinary digital research (social network analysis, geographic information systems, databases)

· Participation in writing high-profile publications in history, social network analysis, and the digital humanities

· Friendly and informal working environment

The position requires physical presence in Brno, the Czech Republic.

The selection procedure has two rounds: the first is based on the submitted attachments, the second (for short-listed applicants) is based on written exchange and interview through Skype or personally in Brno.

The candidate’s doctoral degree does not need to be recent for this postdoctoral position. Career breaks do not pose any problem. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.

More information about this position and link to the e-application:

https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/44430 .

Please feel free to contact the project’s PI, Dr. David Zbíral, at david.zbiral@mail.muni.cz if you have any questions.

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, New Zealand is currently advertising a Senior Researcher/Analyst role in the Research Services team.

Applications are encouraged from those with broad and in-depth professional and intellectual knowledge of research methodology and a proven track record of delivering complex research assignments. Strong analytical skills and knowledge of, and expertise in, New Zealand history, public policy or law will also be advantageous.

Applications close 15 February, 2019.

For more information see the Ministry of Justice website: https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=18808&in_jnCounter=223545794

British Academy Global Professorships 2019

The British Academy is providing mid-career to senior scholars – active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities and based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to work for four years in the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education. This new programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.

Each four-year appointment is intended to be a complete project in itself and is expected to involve a specific research focus, although the British Academy does not have a preferred model for the balance of time to be spent between research and teaching (which may vary over the course of the award and will depend on the UK host institution’s needs).

The aim of the programme is to enable world-class internationally-recognised established scholars to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host institutions.

Eligibility Requirements

 Applicants must:

  • Be a world-class internationally-recognised mid-career to senior researchers who are currently employed outside the United Kingdom, on a permanent contract (which may be part-time or full-time) or, if temporary, would normally be on a contract that will not end during the course of the grant unless expressly agreed with the Academy prior to the application being submitted that such an application would be considered eligible, in any field of the humanities or the social sciences.
  • Hold a doctoral degree (or have equivalent research experience).
  • Be available to take up an unpaid leave of absence, a long-term secondment or employment at an eligible UK host institution. Eligible institutions include but are not limited to the British International Research Institutes.
  • Awards are only available to individuals, to be held in an institutional context. Co-applicants are not permitted.
  • Awards will not be made retrospectively: this means that the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced.
  • Awards must be taken up between 1 August 2019 – 1 February 2020.

Value and Duration

Awards are for a period of 4 years. The British Academy will provide funding of up to £187,500 per annum, and up to £750,000 over four years. The host UK institution will be expected to contribute £37,500 per annum (20% of the Academy’s annual contribution) to help support the applicant’s salary in each of the four years.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s grants application system, Flexi-Grant.

  • Application, reference, supporting statement and UK host institution application approval deadline: 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.

For further information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPI619/global-professorships-2019/

Contact: internationalgrants@thebritishacademy.ac.uk or Tel: +44 20 7969 5220

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Researcher/Analysts

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, New Zealand is currently advertising roles for Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services, Inquiry Facilitation, and Report Writing teams.

Researcher/Analysts in the Research Services team assist with the preparation of expert research reports for the Tribunal on both historical and contemporary topics. These reports form part of the evidential record for Tribunal inquiries.

Researcher/Analysts in the Inquiry Facilitation team are responsible for providing robust advice for inquiry planning and procedures throughout the Tribunal process, and are required to work closely with a wide range of people including the judiciary, Tribunal members, claimants and counsel.

Researcher/Analysts in the Report Writing team are responsible for assisting with the drafting of Tribunal reports, providing advice and analysis throughout the Tribunal report writing process, and work closely with the judiciary and Tribunal members, and colleagues in the Tribunal Unit.

These roles would suit individuals with a tertiary qualification in New Zealand history, Māori studies, public policy, law or other relevant disciplines, or relevant professional experience.

Salary range is NZ$61,132 – $86,303. Applications close 24 January 2019.

For more information and to apply, see the Ministry of Justice website: https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-1375129

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The University of Queensland (UQ) Node of the Centre for the History of Emotions is inviting expressions of interest for three postdoctoral visiting fellowships, for a period of up to ten weeks, from early career researchers who are Australian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants should possess a PhD awarded within the past five years, and be based within the disciplines of either English Literature or Art History. They should be working on a topic in the history of emotions, broadly conceived.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across eight Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, CHE has its headquarters at University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Macquarie University, University of New England and Western Sydney University. The Centre draws on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history and musicology. By studying earlier experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, cross-disciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The three UQ CHE Visiting Fellowships will be located within the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) which will allow the opportunity for participation in the research activities of the Institute. IASH facilitates the deep and extended exploration of traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also developing the scope for further intersections with more recent developments in the humanities (for instance, cultural studies and communication) and significant applications of them in contemporary contexts (for example, science communication). Successful candidates will be required to be in residence during their tenure of the fellowship, which can be taken up within any consecutive ten-week period from February until July, 2019. They will be expected to present one academic seminar during the fellowship. Fellows will be assigned a working space and the use of UQ Library facilities. The fellowship includes a stipend of up to AUD10,000 to cover living expenses.

Expressions of interest should include a one-to-two page cover letter outlining research interests; a one-to-two page research and writing plan for the fellowship, with details of publication goals; a CV (maximum five pages) with contact details of two referees; and a writing sample of approximately five thousand words.

Please address the expressions of interest to Professor Peter Holbrook, Director of the UQ Node of CHE, at uqche@uq.edu.au.

Applications must be received by Friday, 30 November 2018. Please direct all enquiries about the fellowships also to the UQ CHE email.

Vacancy: Historian at the Office of Treaty Settlements, NZ Ministry of Justice

The Historian team at Crown-Maori Relations (the new entity now housing the Office of Treaty Settlements) is hiring for a permanent role for a historian.

You’ll participate in front-line negotiations of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provide historical advice to inform the negotiations. You’ll be part of a team that assists iwi groups, and develops meaningful redress packages for claimants. The team also provides historical advice to inform decisions on applications for customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).

For full details and to apply, see https://jobs.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-13534a

Applications close on 14 September.

Job opening: Historian, Office of Treaty Settlements, Wellington, NZ

At the Office of Treaty Settlements there’s is an opportunity for historians to be a part of New Zealand’s future – one that’s watched by the rest of the world.

We’re looking for hard-working, talented and motivated people to join us as we negotiate settlements of historical Treaty claims and build positive relationships between the Crown and Māori.

If you’re a team player who would like to see the results of your work first-hand, the Office of Treaty Settlements, based in Wellington, invites you to apply for a position as a Historian. We are looking to fill 1 Permanent full time position.

You’ll participate in front-line negotiations of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provide historical advice to inform the negotiations. You’ll be part of a team that assists iwi groups, and develops meaningful redress packages for claimants. The team also provides historical advice to inform decisions on applications for customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).

We work closely with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and a range of government departments, contribute to Waitangi Tribunal inquiries, and support legislation through Parliament. You will be part of a close and collaborative team of historians, have oversight of the work your colleagues are undertaking, and develop your leadership skills by contributing to broader capability of the historian team.

You’ll preferably have a master’s degree in New Zealand history or Māori studies, or have equivalent research-based professional experience. You’ll have well-developed historical research skills, knowledge of Māori history and archival institutions, an understanding of government structures and process, and awareness of tikanga Māori and Māori tribal dynamics. You will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups, and build constructive relationships. You’ll be an effective communicator and develop your leadership skills by mentoring staff and contributing to the broader capability of the office.

It’s fascinating, fast-paced work, so if you’re adaptable and results-driven then the Office of Treaty Settlements is the place for you.

Salary range:  $59,649 – $80,702

For full details and to apply, see https://apply.justice.govt.nz/jobs/MOJ-1341919

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV, cover letter, and a short sample of your best historical writing.  Applications close Monday 9 July 2018.

Princeton Society of Fellows: Four Postdoctoral Fellowships (2019-22)

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-2022 fellowship competition. Three to five postdoctoral fellows are appointed each year for three-year terms in residence to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic host department, the Program in Humanistic Studies, or other university programs. The fellowships carry with them an appointment as lecturer in the fellow’s host department. Fellows are provided with a salary of approx. $88,800 per year, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a personal computer and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society. For the 2018-2021 competition, we received 841 applications for four postdoctoral fellowships.

The deadline for online applications is August 22, 2018.

For further information, and to apply, please visit: http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research: Call for EOI for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Scheme

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) was established in 2003, building on a strong tradition of leading edge humanities and social science research at Griffith University. The Centre is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse.

The Centre is looking to invest in leading social and cultural researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants who were awarded their PhD on or after the 1 March 2014.

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Funding

A DECRA recipient may be awarded ARC funding of up to $140,858 per year of funding. The per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $100,858 (2017), including 30% on-costs, and up to a maximum of $40,000 project costs.

Funding for a DECRA Project will commence effective 1 January 2020, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

Our Research and Researchers

GCSCR researchers conduct high quality applied and interdisciplinary research in and across the fields of history, literary studies, journalism and media studies, human geography, mobilities, migration and refugee studies, cultural sociology, anthropology, environmental humanities, Islamic studies, linguistics, music and cultural heritage studies.

Research Themes

  • History, media and change
  • Crises: Communities, safety and security
  • Language, culture and belonging
  • Heritage and wellbeing

For further information, please visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-centre-social-cultural-research/our-centre/fellowships

Expressions of Interest

GCSCR will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these are strategically aligned with one or more of our research themes.

To be considered eligible candidates should:

  1. Hold a PhD awarded on or after 1 March 2014
  2. Have a strong and extensive track record of publications and research impact
  3. Be working in a field closely related to one or more of GCSCR’s research themes.

Please note that applicants seeking to apply through the Centre need to submit a CV in the first instance to gcscr@griffith.edu.au by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2018.

Candidates with competitive track records will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Please note that EOIs will be due by COB on Monday 2 July 2018, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact GCSCR’s Research Development Coordinator, Mrs Dani Newman at d.newman@griffith.edu.au.

University College London: Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature (2 Positions)

Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
University College London – English Language and Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature invited applicants for two full-time Teaching Fellowships in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature. One of these posts will run from 1 September 2018 until 30 June 2019 in the first instance, the other from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2021 in the first instance. Both posts will replace Professors Helen Hackett and Alison Shell while they are on Leverhulme research fellowships.

The post holders will be expected to teach on courses covering the Renaissance English period at undergraduate level, including the compulsory Shakespeare course and the Renaissance Literature course, and to contribute to the postgraduate Shakespeare in His Time course.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following first-year courses: Narrative Texts, Criticism & Theory, Intellectual and Cultural Sources. S/he will be expected to provide one-to-one tutorials to undergraduate students and to undertake the normal duties of teaching administration and the provision of pastoral care and support to tutorial students.

Applications are invited from candidates with a proven record in teaching Shakespeare and the literature of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods at higher education level. Candidates should have gained a PhD by the time the appointment begins. A commitment to fostering a positive learning environment for students is essential, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJX373/teaching-fellow-in-shakespeare-and-renaissance-literature.

Application close on 7 June, 2018.