Humanities Without Walls Postdoctoral Scholar

The Penn State Humanities Institute, in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through the Humanities Without Walls Initiative, seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, beginning Fall 2024.

This is a one-year (48-week) term appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal. This is a residence appointment; it is therefore expected that the Postdoctoral Scholar will work onsite at Penn State’s University Park campus for the full appointment. They are expected to be available for interaction with Penn State faculty and grad students and will participate in the Institute’s colloquia and other events, as appropriate to their interests. The position carries an annual stipend of $62,500, $2,500 in research funds for the appointment, and a modest moving allowance.

About the Penn State Humanities Institute and Humanities Without Walls 

The Penn State Humanities Institute (HI) is dedicated to supporting research and teaching that is shaped by a collaborative spirit and is alert to how humanities scholarship is crucial for broader conversations about pressing social issues.

Humanities Without Walls, funded by the Mellon Foundation, is a consortium of university humanities centers across the Midwest which support collaborative, publicly engaged research and career development opportunities for humanities scholars. The HWW grant aims to disrupt the porous boundary between the academy and “the world” through collaborative partnerships that are ethical and equitable by design. HWW prioritizes projects that expand access to education and utilize methodologies which reflect the themes of reciprocity and redistribution. We also expect the applicant to complement the Humanities Institute’s Public Humanities Initiative, which attempts to put humanities research into contact with the social world.

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