Postdoctoral Fellowship In Hellenic Studies And Religion: Eastern Christianity

Posted On December 9, 2021
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The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Religion at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on Eastern Christianity, to support a highly promising early-career scholar who is trained in the critical study of religion or a related academic discipline (such as anthropology, history, music, philosophy, politics, or sociology), with a focus on Eastern Christianity. While broadly construed and open to scholars of diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, there is a particular interest in the modern period and Greek Orthodoxy. Scholars working on the pre-modern period will be considered, particularly if their research is comparative and/or crosses periods, areas, and cultures. Topics and fields of research may include: culture and society, gender, law, migration, nationalism, film, material and/or visual culture, American Studies, African-American Studies, politics, or theology.

Terms of the Fellowship

  • Fellows will be appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associates for September 2022 through June 2023, conducting research on a full-time basis.
  • There is also the possibility for renewal for a second full year (July 2023 through June 2024), based on funding and performance.
    • Fellows who are renewed may be offered the opportunity to teach or co-teach a course during their second year.
    • Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, fellows will hold the additional rank of Lecturer.
    • Fellows who are renewed for a second year have the possibility of spending up to two months at the Princeton Athens Center, conducting research during Wintersession 2024 and/or Summer 2024 (June–July 2024).

The monthly salary will be $5,200 (gross) for the first year. Fellows may apply for reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses (such as purchase of books or copyediting of scholarly work) or travel expenses when presenting a paper at an academic conference during the period of their appointment. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, moving arrangements, and expenses, as well as finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. A few weeks prior to departure, fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

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