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Brown University invites applications for an International Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in early modern studies with a focus on “Humanities in the Colonial World c. 1500-1750’. The position will be held at the Center for the Study of the Early Modern world (EMW) in the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University, and at the Brown Department of Classics, for a two year term beginning July 1, 2023. The Fellow will teach two courses each year in Classics which will be cross listed as Cogut/EMW courses.

We are seeking an outstanding scholar of early modern intellectual history with an interest in the various roles and functions of colonial education in Africa, Asia, or the Americas and the Atlantic World, c.1500-1750. We are particularly keen to receive applications from those whose work offers a critical perspective on the history of European disciplines outside Europe. Lines of enquiry might include (but are by no means limited to):

• examination of ways in which the humanities served as an instrument of imperial expansion or domination;

• how the humanities were transformed or appropriated by subjected or colonized groups;

• how European education interacted with non-European/indigenous forms of knowledge.

Knowledge of Latin (the main medium of early modern education in the humanities) will be an advantage, but the position is open to applicants specializing in any period or region within the stated remit, whose areas of expertise may range from the history of technical training (grammar, rhetoric, philosophy) and the history of disciplines (literature, history, antiquarianism) to the history of the book. All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions (150-250 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply online to: https://apply.interfolio.com/117926. Applications will be reviewed from the beginning of February 01, 2023 and will be accepted until March 1st 2023. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and is expected to participate in weeklyTuesday seminars and in other activities of the Institute. The PhD must be in hand by July 1,2023 and must have been awarded in the last five years. Recipients of a PhD from Brown University are ineligible. A salary of $61,500 is offered, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a reimbursable research budget of $2,000 per year.

Application Materials

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions (150-250 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.