Jackman Humanities Institute Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities

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Дедлайн: 15.11.2016

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Mellon Postdoc 2017-2019

Application Start Date: Sep 12th, 2016, 12:00 am
Application End Date: Nov 15th, 2016, 11:59 pm


Call for Applications
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-2019


Applications will be accepted starting on Monday 12 September 2016 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT).
 
The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships designed to provide financial and intellectual support for outstanding scholars at the beginning of their professional careers. Up to four Fellows in the Humanities will be selected for a two-year fellowship in the JHI. Fellows will be selected on the basis of accomplishment appropriate to their stage in their career, the promise of excellence and the relevance of their research to the annual theme.
    The JHI interprets “Humanities” as a broad category, including political theory, interpretative social science, music, and the arts.

The theme for 2017–2018 is
INDELIBLE VIOLENCE: SHAME, RECONCILIATION, AND THE WORK OF APOLOGY
Performances of reconciliation and apology attempt to erase violence that is arguably indelible. What ideological and therapeutic work does reconciliation do, under whose authority, for whose benefit, and with what limits? What would it mean to acknowledge the role of shame? How might the work of truth and reconciliation commissions be compared to other ways of shifting relations from violence and violation to co-existence? How does the work of apology stabilize social identities, conditions, and relations and how do indelible traces of violence work for and against those conditions, identities and relations?

The Fellows will pursue their individual research in the context of the JHI. They will have offices at the JHI and will participate in weekly seminars and other activities in the circle of fellows. In addition, each postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with a Department and will teach one course in each Fall and Winter term of their two-year Fellowship. We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in and capacity for interdisciplinary work of a high quality. The Fellowship provides an annual $50,000 Canadian stipend.

Eligibility: PhD Completed 1 July 2014 — 1 May 2017
Applicants must have completed their degree within three years of the beginning of the fellowship (1 July 2016).  Applicants who will defend their thesis before 1 May 2017 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested. Any award will be conditional on a successful defense.
Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 1 July 2014 are ineligible.
Degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto are ineligible.

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are open to citizens of all states. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Procedure
You must have a registered userID on the JHI website to apply.  Click on Funding to see the description of the fellowship and application procedures.  Scroll to the bottom of the description, and then click Apply Now to apply (this will not be visible until 12 September 2016).

You will be asked to upload the following documents in your application:

   1.    Letter of Application (outline your research at doctoral level and plans for the fellowship, emphasizing relevance to the annual theme.)
   2.    Curriculum vitae
   3.    Statement of Teaching and Research Interests (outline what you would like to teach; show how your research can play out in the classroom.)
   4.    Writing Sample (normally a completed thesis chapter of about 30 pages)

All documents must be in Word or .pdf format. The size limit for each of your four documents is 4mb. If you try to upload a file that is is too large, you will see an error message; please adjust the size of your files and try again.
    You will also be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three referees, and/or the name and email address of your dossier service.  You may include both a dossier service and referee names if necessary. Please alert your referees to your intention to apply before you submit your application in order to allow them sufficient time to respond.
    When you complete the application, click Submit. When you click on Submit, your application will be filed, and the referees that you have named will be contacted automatically to request letters of reference. Do not click Submit until you are ready for reference requests to go out.
    You may check on the status of your application by going into your userID profile on the JHI website and clicking on Applications (left column).  If your application says “pending”, we are waiting for a dossier or reference letters.  Your dossier and/or letters of reference should be received by 1 December 2016.  You may edit your application before the deadline. In edit mode, you may not be able to see previously submitted materials, but they are still there. If you save new versions of any file, the new version will overwrite and replace the old one.

Deadline
All applications must be made online at www.humanities.utoronto.ca by Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).  Faxed, emailed, and paper applications will not be considered.

Questions?
Contact: Robert Gibbs, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute (416)-978-7415.