Spatial Humanities Initiative | Postdoctoral Fellow in Levantine Studies

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a renewable one-year appointment in the theory, geography, history, and/or practice of Spatial Studies, with an emphasis on the Levant, broadly construed. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial studies, participate in the HRC's levantCarta initiative, assist the HRC in organizing a lecture series, and offer one course per year related to his or her research.

This position is for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. It is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year, with an annual salary of $55,000 and allowances for research and relocation to Houston.

Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, geography, history, and/or literary studies, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to the history and geography of Levant are eligible to apply. The fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies and/or 3D modeling software. The fellow must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019.

Application Materials:
-Cover Letter
-Three page CV
-1000-word research project proposal
-500-word statement outlining applicant’s active participation (theoretical or practical) in spatial studies
-1-page course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course on spatial studies
-Three recommendation letters (Please use the Professional References section on the application)

In order to apply, please click on this link.

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Friday, February 22, 2019