Postdoctoral Fellow in Humanities (Andrew W. Mellon Fellows)
Asian University for Women
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|Location||Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh|
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a major grant to the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh to create and support a new Humanities major that would combine Literature, History, Philosophy and Comparative Religion, supported by extracurricular activities in music, dance, photography and the visual arts.
AUW is seeking applications from candidates who have recently acquired PhDs from reputable universities in the fields of History; Literature or Comparative Literature; Philosophy; or Religion for appointment as Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at AUW. The appointment, based in Chittagong, will be for two years on completion of which the Fellows may be considered for appointment as Assistant Professors.
We seek candidates who have a deep passion for uncovering the history of oppressed people and exploring philosophical and literary texts on the margins, but who are not ideologically charged to fail the students analytically. The teaching format can turn to creative and imaginative channels. For example, illustrative courses in Literature may include “Literature of Social Reflection,” “Banned Books,” “Shakespeare,” “Literature as Resistance to Oppression,” “Poetry of Faiz, Darwish, and Neruda,” and “Greek Tragedies.” In the field of History, some illustrative course samples may be: “History of the Empires,” “South Asian History,” “South East Asian History,” “Women’s History,” “History of Those Without History,” “Labor Movement History,” and “History of Industrialization.”
Vacancies are in areas of History, Literature, Philosophy and Comparative Religious Studies
Employment Status: Full-time contractual
Job Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Job Context: Developing AUW’s capacity to teach the humanities from an Asian perspective and to generate fresh and exciting ideas
Qualifications and Experience Required:
Mellon Fellowships will be generally tax free and come with funds for research and travel. Each Mellon Fellow will have the opportunity to continue his or her research with a mentor. The selected candidates will receive a tax-free salary of $30,000 per annum plus free housing and access to meals at the dining halls at no cost. Local transportation shall also be generally available at no cost.
Candidates with spouses who have similar intellectual pedigrees and interests are encouraged to apply. Similarly, candidates with particular connections or interests in the region are emphatically encouraged to apply.
|How to apply|
Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description; teaching and research statements; and three references (Name & Contact Information) addressing to [email protected] In addition to the other documents, applicants should also send an illustrative course description and syllabus. Please mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||December 31, 2022, 11:59pm +06:00|
|Web address for more information||https://asian-university.org/|
|Time created||June 13, 2022, 4:41pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||December 10, 2022, 3:52pm +06:00|
|Last updated||June 13, 2022, 4:41pm UTC|
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We would like to offer wide flexibility for post-doctoral fellows, particularly as the position would involve relocation for international applicants