The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University is accepting applications for three different postdoctoral fellowships: one 1-year (2022-2023); one 2-year (2022-2024); and one 1-year with a specific focus in poetics (2022-2023). The FCHI Postdoctoral Fellowship funds study, teaching, and residence at the Center during the academic year. The purpose of the Fox Center Postdoctoral Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time, space, and other resources necessary to advance their work. In addition, the Program was created to give the Emory community access to a range of humanistic work by scholars from other institutions.
The application deadline for all Fellowships is January 14, 2022. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted via Interfolio.
General Fellowship Information
A stipend of $47,000 per year will be offered to Postdoctoral Fellows. In addition, a research fund of $2,000 per year will be made available to each Fellow, along with shared office space in the Center and access to the Emory University Libraries.
The Fox Center Postdoctoral Fellows Program is designed to offer research opportunities both to those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and to others working with humanistic issues. Research projects must be humanistic, but applicants may hold the Ph.D. in any discipline. The Center encourages applications from scholars whose research is likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars within the disciplines of the humanities.
Because the Fox Center is a residential center, its intellectual life depends on collegial interaction. Fellows will be expected to be in residence full-time during both terms of the regular academic year and to take an active part in the life of the Fox Center, as well as in the intellectual life of the larger University. Since a primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program is to create a diverse community of scholars in residence at the Center as well as to introduce Emory University to promising work beyond its walls, preference will be given to applicants who are not currently affiliated with Emory.
An essential feature of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory. Thus, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level undergraduate course on a subject of their choice during the spring semester of the fellowship year.
Individual Fellowship Information
One-year Fellowship: an annual fellowship for one academic year of research, writing, teaching, and residence in the Center. To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/97402
Two-year Fellowship: a fellowship for two academic years of research, writing, teaching, and residence in the Center. Applicants for the two-year postdoctoral fellowship will be expected to present a completed project that, at the end of the fellowship, could be sent to a press for consideration. To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/97403
Please note: you may apply for the either the one-year or the two-year fellowship, but not both.
Poetics Fellowships: This Fellowship highlights the ongoing critical, theoretical, and creative engagements with poetry across Emory University. In addition, the Fellowship highlights the Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library as a major center for research in poetry. For more information on the Rose Library, please see http://rose.library.emory.edu/. To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/97404
Postdoctoral Fellows must have the Ph.D. in hand before submission of their application (January 14, 2022). Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the Fellowship.
Applications will be judged on the promise and significance of the proposed research project, in relation to the applicant’s own work and that of other scholars; the intellectual distinction of the applicant’s previous work; the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interactions that will substantively contribute to the FCHI and to the University; and the contributions that the applicant’s proposed course will make to the FCHI, the College, and the University.
Evaluators will look for applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the group of Fellows and the mission of the FCHI. Evaluators will also seek variety and balance among the disciplines represented at the Center.
For further information, please contact:
Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Emory University 1635 North Decatur Road Atlanta, GA 30322 404.727.6424 firstname.lastname@example.org fchi.emory.edu