University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies Provost Postdoc Fellow, "Humanities Futures"

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for 21st Century Studies in Wisconsin

Deadline March 02, 2014
Date Posted January 23, 2014
Type Post-doc
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee leads the way in imagining, defining, and creating the burgeoning field of 21st century studies, focusing on the intersection of the humanities, arts, and sciences (social and natural) with issues of compelling concern. C21 organizes its research and public programs around themes that change periodically. Each year C21 constitutes a group of six to eight UWM faculty fellows, and at least one UW System fellow, whose research interests relate to the theme. Nationally and internationally known scholars are brought to campus to address the topic of the years research in seminars, lectures, and conferences.

For 2014-15, C21 is offering a Provost Fellowship in interdisciplinary humanities to a post-doctoral candidate from beyond UWM and the UW System. This fellowship provides a $40,000 stipend plus benefits, with additional travel stipend available (international applications welcome).

Applications due: March 2, 2014

Applicants must have received their doctorates within five academic years previous to the year of award. The Provost fellowship is designed to further broaden the academic networks of the group of faculty in residence at C21, and is thus unavailable to UW-Milwaukee and UW System faculty and graduate students. The fellowship is awarded to support interdisciplinary research projects in the humanities, which include, but are not limited to, philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, and art history. Proposals employing humanistic approaches from the social and natural sciences and the arts are also welcome. Applicants should be working on research topics related to the 2014-15 theme, Humanities Futures. A detailed description of the theme is available on the C21 website:

The Provost fellow is expected to be in residence for one academic year and participate in bi-weekly fellows seminars, public events and lectures, and the Centers major annual conference in the Spring. There is the possibility of teaching a course related to the fellows research. The fellow is expected to make a public presentation of research at some point during the year. The fellow is provided with office space and library privileges. The Provost fellowship may be held concurrently with other grants, and with sabbatical or other support from home institutions.

Please email application materials (as a single .pdf attachment) to C21 director Richard Grusins attention,

  • a three- to four-page description of your research project (maximum 1,000 words). Explain how the project fits into your past research and plans for future research, and how it connects to the C21 theme, Humanities Futures
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a recent offprint or manuscript (article length)

In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference from senior scholars familiar with your work and the project you are proposing to be sent directly to C21 director Richard Grusin's attention,