HUSSLab herewith invites applications for one Senior Research Fellowship, which will enable a prolific scholar in any branch of the Humanities to spend one full Semester in Cairo, and to engage in HUSSLab’s program of research, teaching, and public outreach.
The Global South Senior Research Fellow, during their one semester at AUC, will (1) contribute to HUSSLab seminars and workshops, (2) give one public lecture at the AUC Tahrir campus on an issue in the public humanities related to their research, and (3) offer research mentoring workshops for junior AUC faculty or HUSSLab partner organizations.
The Senior Fellow’s research and outreach plan for their fellowship will be determined in consultation with the HUSSLab Director before the beginning of the fellowship term.
- Applicants must be employed as full-time faculty at an accredited institution of Higher Education in any of the following countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa.
- The applicant’s research focus must lie within the Humanities, broadly conceived. This may include the following subject areas:
Arab & Islamic Studies
English & Comparative Literature
The Senior Research Fellow will be selected on the basis of their international research profile, their engagement with issues of critical importance in the public humanities as it relates to societies and cultures in the Global South, and their willingness to contribute to intellectual life at AUC and in Cairo more broadly.
The selection committee will also consider applications in light of their potential to lead to lasting and productive collaborations with faculty members at AUC.
The Fellows will be awarded for one full Semester. It is expected that the Senior Fellow will be present at the American University in Cairo during the academic semester (excluding public holidays and mid-term breaks).
The fellowship may be held during Fall 2018, or Spring 2019, or Fall 2019. The dates of the academic semester at AUC can be viewed online (AUC Academic Calendar).
The fellowship carries a stipend of USD 30,000 for one Semester, as well as travel funding to and from Cairo.
In order to apply, please send a short covering letter, your curriculum vitae and a short outline of your proposed activities (max. length 1000 words) to Mark Muehlhaeusler, Deputy Director of HUSSLab (email@example.com).
The deadline for applications is June 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified in writing on or before June 30, 2018.