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Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Humanities

posted by Wei Zhu

Brown University’s Department of Religious Studies has just announced a new fellowship:

Brown University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of “Religion, Secularization, and the International.”  The fellow will collaborate closely with the Religion and Internationalism Project (http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Humanities_Center/initiatives/religionandinternationalism.html).  We welcome applicants from across the humanities and social sciences, provided they have a strong background in the academic study of religion.  We are particularly interested in candidates with critical and historical perspectives on the construction of domains such as “the religious,” “the secular,” and “the political,” as well as on the formation of international political regimes.  The fellow is expected to pursue research and publications and is required to teach one course each semester.  The fellow is also required to participate in the academic life of the Department as well as in the Fellows’ Seminar of the Cogut Center for the Humanities.  The fellowship is offered through the International Humanities.  Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their first and second years respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years.  The appointment will begin July 1, 2013.   A letter of interest (including research statement), a statement of proposed courses, a curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample, and three letters should be submitted online.  Review applications will begin on February 15, 2013.  Please send general inquiries to Nicole Vadnais, Academic Department Manager (Nicole_Vadnais@brown.edu).

Read the full description and instructions on applying here.

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