New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Program 2020-21
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
|Position:||Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Scholar|
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. In an effort to embrace a truly inclusive geographical scope while maintaining continuity and coherence, the Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean. The approaches of anthropology, archaeology, geography, geology, history, economics, sociology, art history, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology are as integral to the enterprise as the study of texts, philosophy, and the analysis of artifacts.
ISAW is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Visiting Research Scholar program.
Applicants for visiting scholar positions should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome to apply.
Visiting scholars are expected to undertake research projects connected with ISAW's core academic mission, to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed, to take part in the intellectual life of the community, to participate in ISAW seminars, and to give a public lecture on their research at ISAW.
ISAW is prepared to host visiting research scholars in the following categories:
(1) Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professors: ISAW anticipates appointing up to two Visiting Assistant Professors for 2020-22 (September 1, 2020-August 31, 2022). Holders of these positions are appointed as faculty, teach one graduate-level research seminar at ISAW during the two-year period, and teach one undergraduate course in an NYU department each academic year. Visiting Assistant Professorships are reserved for early-career scholars who received their PhDs on or after May 1, 2017. Current doctoral students in their final year of dissertation work are also welcome to apply, but please note that official conferral of the PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (September 1, 2020). Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69032
(2) One-Year Visiting Research Scholars: ISAW anticipates appointing up to three funded one-year Visiting Research Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year (September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021). Holders of these positions are typically appointed as professional research staff. One-Year Visiting Research Scholar positions are available to scholars of all post-PhD career stages, from recently minted PhDs to retired academics. Current doctoral students in their final year of dissertation work are also welcome to apply, but please note that official conferral of the PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (September 1, 2020). Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69034
(3) Externally-Funded Visiting Research Scholars: ISAW is prepared to consider applications from postdoctoral scholars with their own funding from another source. Externally Funded Visiting Research Scholar positions are available to scholars of all post-PhD career stages, from recently minted PhDs to retired academics. Applicants should have their doctorates in hand by the beginning of their period of appointment at ISAW. Holders of these positions do not receive any financial support from ISAW. Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69035
Note: Applicants for ISAW's two-year Visiting Assistant Professorships will automatically be considered for the one-year funded Visiting Research Scholar positions. Please do NOT apply for both positions.
All applications should be made through Interfolio. The application deadline is November 20, 2019, and letters of recommendation are due by December 1, 2019. Note: Applicants should log into Interfolio to confirm that the application and letters of recommendation have been submitted properly prior to the relevant deadlines. Late submissions will not be accepted.
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|Primary Category:||Ancient History
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