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Bard Graduate Center/AMNH Fellowship in Museum Anthropology

Bard Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division at the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project focuses on a specific area of material culture: Southeast Asian textiles, including textiles from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor, Philippines.

Past areas of specialization have included the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, Oceania, South American textiles, and Australian Aboriginal cultures. The project makes use of the AMNH collection. A PhD in Anthropology or a related field is required.

The fellow teaches one graduate course each year and mounts an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the Bard Graduate Center-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among our fellows, faculty, and students, and the AMNH academic community.

To apply, please submit the following materials via email as a single PDF cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and a list of three references. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $35,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence. The deadline to submit the application is November 1, 2015 and the position commences in the fall of 2016.

Bard Graduate Center is an AA/EOE employer. Please direct any questions AND YOUR APPLICATION to and see our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please add “AMNH Fellowship” to the subject line when you submit your application.

Current and past fellows include:

Shawn C. Rowlands (Fall 2014-Summer 2016)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Entangled Frontiers, February 26- July24, 2016

Nicola Sharratt (Fall 2012-Summer 2014)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas, April 11–August 3, 2014

Erin Hasinoff  (Fall 2010- Summer 2012)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, April 4–August 4, 2013

Aaron J. Glass  (Fall 2008- Summer 2010)
Focus Gallery Exhibition: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast, January 26–April 17, 2011

Job Opportunity

1-2 Ph.D positions and 1-2 Postdoctoral positions at Uppsala University

The Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University invites applications for 1-2 Ph.D positions and 1-2 Postdoctoral positions linked to the research programme “Medicine at the Borders of Life: Foetal Research and the Emergence of Ethical Controversy in Sweden”, funded by the Swedish Research Council. We are searching for applicants with a Master’s degree respectively Ph.D degree within historical or social scientific areas and research interests of relevance for studies of the history of biomedicine.

Deadline for applications are September 30, 2015.

Ph.D positions:

Postdoc positions:

Research programme:

For more information please contact programme director Solveig Jülich, at

Job Opportunity: 2016 Presidential Scholars Submission Process Now Open

2016 Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Call for Applications

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2016. Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, etc.) by July 1, 2016, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2011.

Please visit our online application site at for further information about this posting and to submit your application. Instructions for the required research proposal can be found under the “Scholars” section of the PSSN website.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Opportunity: Project Manager

The Making and Knowing Project, a Research and Teaching Initiative of The Center for Science and Society, seeks a part-time Project Manager who will work with the staff of the Making and Knowing Project to ensure the cohesion and consistency of a collaboratively produced digital edition of a sixteenth-century French manuscript. The Project Manager will help the Director of the Making and Knowing project administer the project and serve as the liaison between the various research and editorial activities of the project participants.  Tasks will include helping to manage Making and Knowing activities, such as the logistics and planning of a three-week summer paleography workshop, the annual working group meetings, and events throughout the year.  The successful applicant will also track correspondence between the Project Directors, Advisory Team, and Working Groups, and manage digital output from the laboratory seminars, and other researchers, so translations and annotations can be edited by the Project Directors in an organized and timely fashion. The Project Manager will also assist in editing and proofreading the digitized version of the manuscript, as well as research outputs from the Making and Knowing laboratory.

Advanced-level reading and writing in French is required; conversational fluency in French is an asset.

For more information and to apply, please visit

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