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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

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

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

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:

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.


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:

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 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

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:

Application close on 7 June, 2018.

History Compass: Call for Editors for ANZ-Pacific Section

We are looking for new members of the History Compass editorial team. History Compass is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing articles based on original research in established and emerging fields of historical inquiry, review essays and articles reporting on innovations in history teaching and learning. Originally launched by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the Institute of Historical Research (UK), History Compass has enjoyed a strong reputation amongst by North American colleagues and is recognised as a journal of international impact by the European Union’s science foundation. 

Over the past fifteen years, the Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand  and Pacific section of the journal has published significant work by established and early career researchers, with a special emphasis upon bringing innovative research findings by postgraduate and early career researchers to the attention of international audiences.  We have also encouraged reflective essays on teaching the history of Oceania in times of considerable change within the academies of our region. 

Over the past decade, History Compass’s Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand  and Pacific section has been edited by Professors Kate Darian-Smith, Katie Pickles and Paul Turnbull.  We three now feel it is time to place the journal in the hands of (ideally) early and mid-career researchers with fresh ideas and perspectives on the history of our region.  

Our hope is that colleagues interesting in serving as editors will continue History Compass’s tradition of publishing work by colleagues in the early phases of their career, and helping postgraduates bring their work to international attention. In a time of escalating scholarly publication costs, we would also like to see the journal explore publishing more themed issues originating from conferences and symposia devised by younger colleagues.

Kate and Katie plan to leave the journal as soon as is practicable given both have taken up new and challenging positions. Paul has retired, taking up honorary professorships in order to focus on his research after a long career involving service in various management positions. He will continue to be an editor of History Compass so as to assist in the transition to a new team. 

History Compass differs from many other journals in that editors are encouraged to commission a number of articles each year, and work with authors on preparing their submissions for double blind peer review (generally by colleagues who are leading scholars in the relevant field). Editors thereby receive a small annual remuneration from Wiley-Blackwell.  We also aim to choose reviewers who will provide supportive criticism and encouragement of younger colleagues.  

If you are interested in exploring your joining the editorial team, please contact Paul Turnbull via  email:  He will be able to give you further information. 

Positions Open: New Research Group in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, ACU

We are delighted to announce that the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU is forming a new research group in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Applications are open for a Professor or Associate Professor (Program Director), and for Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows. The positions are research only, though limited teaching, including postgraduate supervision, is possible. They are offered as 5-year or continuing, depending on experience.

We seek a dynamic and collegial scholar with an international reputation in an area of Medieval or Early Modern Studies (MEMS) to lead and mentor staff and help shape the new research program. We also seek Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows of demonstrated research excellence to work together with the Program Director to develop collaborative research, national and international networks, and produce their own research.

The Institute is a research organisation with scholars working across Biblical and Early Christian Studies (up to Byzantium), Philosophy, and Religion and Theology. Several scholars in these groups have interests in MEMS, and we hope that members of the new team will be motivated to initiate research projects across the different areas of the Institute.

For further information, please contact Michael Champion (

To apply for the Program Director role, please see here.

To apply for a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow role, please see here.


Tenure Track Position in Medieval and Early Modern Global History, University of Tübingen

The Institute of Medieval History (Department of History, Faculty of Humanities) at the University of Tübingen is seeking, at the earliest possible date, a tenure-track faculty member at the initial rank of Associate Professor (W1) of Late Medieval and Early Modern Global History.

The successful applicant will represent the field of global history between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries in both research and teaching. They will contribute to research centres and research clusters, and to all study programmes offered by the Department of History. The position will entail teaching obligations of four to six periods per week during term time. We expect the successful applicant to learn German within the first three years and to be able to teach in German after the first evaluation.

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in either Late Medieval or Early Modern Global History. Further requirements include a clear potential for future publications in renowned, internationally visible peer-reviewed journals, and suitability for the position in terms of teaching experience.

The University of Tübingen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore particularly welcomes applications from female candidates. International candidates are likewise explicitly invited to apply.

All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given preference.

Applications including the necessary documents (curriculum vitae, outline of academic career, scans of relevant certificates and transcripts, a list of publications, proof of teaching experience) and all monographs authored by the applicant as well as up to five pertinent articles should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities via email (application[at] by April 27, 2018. Further enquiries may likewise be addressed to the Dean.

For further information on this position, please visit

PhD Research Fellowship, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, within the research project “The English Cult of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Reception and Influence, 1380-1530”. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years starting 1 August 2018 or as agreed, at an annual salary of US$56,000/ £36,000 .

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics ( The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and twelve administrative members of staff.

The position is associated with the research project The English Cult of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Reception and Influence, 1380-1530, directed by principal investigator Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles. This project explores how Birgitta’s Revelations and other Birgittine texts came to have a profound effect on the literary and religious cultures of late-medieval England, reflecting complex ideas of gender, authority, and authorship. To enable this new analysis, Latin and Middle English translations of texts related to Birgitta will be tracked using an innovative database and network graphing tool, in conjunction with producing digital and print editions of unedited texts. 

Within the parameters of the larger project, the candidate should propose their own preliminary project topic (the “project proposal” listed in the application materials). The topic and project will then be developed further as the first task after hiring, in close collaboration with the PI, Associate Professor Miles.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Manuscript circulation / early print production of Birgittine texts
  • Translation-based / literary analysis of the Revelations and its adaptations
  • Birgitta in relation to other visionary women / women readers
  • Monastic / lay interest in Birgitta
  • Scholastic / political interest in Birgitta
  • Any relevant combination of the above topics

For further information on the fellowship and how to apply:

Application deadline: 30 April