Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship â Franklin
Humanities Institute & SLIPPAGE, Duke University
John Hope Franklin
Humanities Institute in collaboration with the SLIPPAGE@Duke invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in
performance research. The candidateâs research areas may include the fields and
disciplines within Arts, Humanities, STEM or Social Sciences with a focus on
Black Studies and/or Black communities in the African Diaspora (Asia, Africa,
North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia/Oceania). No
teaching is required for this position.
successful candidate for the Franklin Postdoctoral Fellowship will be a part of
both SLIPPAGE and the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI). Apart from focusing
on their own research, the Fellow will be expected to give a presentation of
their scholarship at the FHI and to co-direct (with another Franklin postdoc) a
working group for early career visiting scholars. The Fellow will also be
expected to assist with program development at SLIPPAGE@Duke, an
interdisciplinary performance research group that explores connections between
performance, history, theater, and emergent technology. This work may involve
creative practice or mentoring undergraduate research fellows. Generally,
Franklin Fellows are invited to take advantage of other opportunities to
connect with Dukeâs vibrant interdisciplinary humanities community, e.g. by
organizing a working group on a topic of their choice.
fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidateâs qualifications.
Research and travel allowance may be provided. Postdoctoral fellows are
eligible for health and most employee benefits. This position is a 12-month
appointment beginning September 1, 2021 with a possibility of 2nd year
appointment, upon evaluation.
conferral by June 2021
- Research in at least one of the following areas: Black/African American
Studies, Black Communities, or any focus on the African Diaspora.
- Knowledge or
experience in programming languages
- Strong Artistic practice in performance and new media
- Ability to interact and work collaboratively
- Ability to work independently
Applicants must submit a cover letter indicating research
interests and experiences; Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample (dissertation
chapter, refereed journal article, or refereed conference proceeding); and
three references (contact information only) via the online application.
received by July 31,
2021 will receive primary consideration, but the position will
remain open until filled.
University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity
and excellence of the academic community through research, mentoring and
service. The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute shares this commitment in
the spirit of our namesake.
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