With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a renewable one-year appointment in the theory, geography, history, and/or practice of Spatial Studies, with an emphasis on the Levant, broadly construed. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial studies, participate in the HRC’s levantCarta initiative [http://hrc.rice.edu/levantCarta/], assist the HRC in organizing a lecture series, and offer one course per year related to his or her research.
This position is for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. It is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. Fellow will receive an annual salary of $55,000 and a $3,000 allowance for research and/or relocation to Houston.
Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, geography, history, and/or literary studies, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to the history and geography of Levant are eligible to apply. The fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies and/or 3D modeling software. The fellow must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2019.
Since its establishment in 1987, the Humanities Research Center has been committed to fostering connections among diverse disciplines while promoting the research goals of the humanities broadly construed. From its modest beginnings to its present status as an internationally recognized center, the HRC identifies, encourages, and funds innovative research projects by faculty, visiting scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students in the School of Humanities and beyond. This involves supporting scholarly work, facilitating research between the School of Humanities and other areas of Rice University, as well as leading institutional change by partnering with other foundations, centers, research institutions, and universities. Independent initiatives are also taken by the HRC in order to incubate ideas and detect disciplinary changes that shape the future of the university.