The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology and the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens invite applications for a one-year fellowship and for two-year post-doctoral instructorships in medieval or early modern studies under their joint research program known as the Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC). Both are open to scholars at the Assistant or early Associate Professor levels whose research relates broadly to the theme “Violence and Order in the Pre-Modern World.” We seek applicants whose work engages issues of violence, power, and political and/or social order in Europe, the Mediterranean, or the Islamic world between ca. 1100 and 1600 C.E. Scholars working in all humanities fields are encouraged to apply; interdisciplinary and comparative work is especially welcome. For additional information, click here for the CHHC program statement.
The one-year fellowship may be taken either during the 2016-17 or the 2017-18 academic year. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research at The Huntington and to contribute to the intellectual activities of the CHHC program at both Caltech and The Huntington. Together with a postdoctoral instructor, he or she will also organize seminars and a conference related to the theme.
The two-year post-doctoral instructorship begins Fall 2016. Appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research at The Huntington, teach two (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year at Caltech, and contribute to the intellectual activities of the CHHC program at both institutions. Together with a senior fellow, he or she will also organize seminars and a conference related to the theme.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to CHHC Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Application deadline is January 15, 2016.