Postdoc / Visiting Fellow opportunities

I am not sure this is news for this site, but I have been lucky enough to be awarded a Massey University Research Fellowship (URF) which will pay for teaching relief for a semester in 2011. My university in its wisdom only supplements sabbatical or study leave research overseas, so I intend to look for an appropriate visiting fellow/scholar/professor roles in other countries next year. That may mean in 2011 this blog will hibernate a tad. Anyway, I’d appreciate knowing of opportunities in cultural heritage and new media, virtual heritage, digital architecture and design, interaction design or game design. I am also more and more interested in collaborative design and learning, not just because I am speaking on the topic in a few weeks here and next month in Italy, but it truly is fascinating (edusim, wave in a box, multi-touch, group biofeedback and camera tracking etc)! Ok, back on topic, under this post I will accumulate links to related visiting fellow and postdoc opportunities-I have trouble finding appropriate ones so I am assuming I am not alone.

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19 thoughts on “Postdoc / Visiting Fellow opportunities

  1. http://cai.siuc.edu/vsprogram.html
    Rank: Visiting Scholar, 11-month term appointment.
    Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline with a specialization in archaeology. Degree must be completed by August 16, 2011. Visiting Scholar is selected on the basis of a 5-page proposal outlining the nature and structure of the conference, as well as on the strength of his/her vita and references.
    Duties: Individual organizes, develops, and stages the Center for Archaeological Investigations Visiting Scholar Conference in spring 2012, resulting in an edited volume of selected papers from the conference. The Visiting Scholar also assembles the volume manuscript and does substantive editing, as needed, as well as writes the necessary volume integration and synthesis sections. The individual is also expected to teach one seminar in his/her specialty, interact productively with colleagues and students in the Center and Department of Anthropology, and pursue his/her own research during his/her term, which includes directing ongoing research activity, as well as preparing research proposals and
    Deadline for Application: Received or postmarked by midnight 1 February 2011

  2. MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2011-13
    http://chcinetwork.org/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships-2011-13/
    Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Deadline: October 29, 2010

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will appoint two Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the academic years 2011-2013. The Fellows will spend their two-year terms in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The search is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas: Race and Diaspora Studies, History of Science/Technology, Empire and Colonial Studies, and Memory Studies.

    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2006 and August 30, 2010. Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found at http://www.iprh.illinois.edu. Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Christine Catanzarite, Senior Associate Director of IPRH, at catanzar@illinois.edu or (217) 244-7913.

    To browse all opportunities at CHCI member organizations, please click here.

  3. Institute of Philosophy Visiting Professorial Fellowship, UK
    Application Deadline 4 February 2011
    Tenure
    Fellowships may be held for a period of up to 3 consecutive months between
    September and June of the academic year 2011-12. (A longer tenure may be possible,but will not attract any financial support beyond that available for the first 3 months.) Fellowships may be terminated (or the offer of a Fellowship withdrawn) without notice if the Institute is not satisfied that the conditions of the appointment are being (or can be) met.

    Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/institute-of-philosophy-visiting-professorial-fellowship-uk/2010/08/17/#ixzz12qQ97eRt

  4. http://chcinetwork.org/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships-2011-13/
    MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2011-13

    Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Deadline: October 29, 2010

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will appoint two Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the academic years 2011-2013. The Fellows will spend their two-year terms in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The search is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas: Race and Diaspora Studies, History of Science/Technology, Empire and Colonial Studies, and Memory Studies.

    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2006 and August 30, 2010. Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found at http://www.iprh.illinois.edu. Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Christine Catanzarite, Senior Associate Director of IPRH, at catanzar@illinois.edu or (217) 244-7913.

  5. ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS
    Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
    Deadline: November 1, 2010

    With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2011/2012 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia. For the academic year 2011/2012 CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply.

    The selected Fellows are entitled to a monthly stipend of €700 (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia, as well as accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases. The fellowships also provide for a Travel allowance €400, and a research fund of €100. Candidates must indicate the preferred fellowship duration and its starting date within the following periods: 1 March 2011 – 31 July 2011, or 1 October 2011 – 29 February 2012. The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series.

    Candidates should: be non-Bulgarian citizens; have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences; posess international research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages. The application deadline is November 1, 2010.
    For complete information on the program and application materials, please visit http://www.cas.bg/en/news/advanced-academia-fellowship-programme-1523.html

  6. Postdocs in Canada
    Please consider the new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships ( http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/banting-eng.aspx ) that have been established in Canada. There are 70 new fellowships available this year and they are valued at Canadian $70,000 per year (a total of $140,000). The fellowships are open to Canadians **and** foreign citizens.

    These fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity for students interested in continuing to engage in their own research in advance of securing a tenure-track position. the 70 awards will be divided between medical researches, science and engineering, and the social sciences and humanities. Please pass along notice of this award to any of your students whom you think might be interested. Current grad students would have to have completed their PhDs prior to Dec 31, 2010.

    Part of the text of the award reads as follows: “The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will be distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between an applicant’s individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career and the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated. As such, an applicant’s application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.” When your students look for a potential home for this award, they need to make sure that there is a good fit with the institution to which they are applying.

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