Applications open for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

28 Jun 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job no: 504580
Area: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Level A ($81,546 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions)
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at The University of Queensland is dedicated to high level research in a range of humanities disciplines, with particular strengths in Intellectual and Literary History, History of Science, History of Religion, History of Sexuality, Critical and Cultural Studies, and Asian Digital Cultures. It has a core of permanent research-focused academics and postdoctoral researchers working on specific projects, and hosts short stay Faculty and Visiting Fellows.  IASH has an excellent success rate in securing externally-funded research grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

IASH is seeking to appoint a three-year postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to one of the research programmes of the Institute.  Candidates with expertise in one of following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  1. Intellectual History, including history of science, history of religion, history of sexuality
  2. Science and Religion
  3. Literary Studies
  4. Cultural Studies (including Asian Digital Cultures)

The role

The successful candidate will conduct research on a topic that will contribute to existing IASH research programmes (see (Candidates should prepare a 2-page outline of their proposed project.) They will engage in research and publication associated with the project, and, where appropriate, develop other independent and collaborative research projects, and contribute more generally to the service and engagement activities of the Institute.

The person

Applicants require a PhD and experience in a field of humanities relevant to the proposed programme of research. The candidate should also be able to independently construct and carry out the proposed research project. 

Starting Date is flexible, but ideally on or before February 1, 2019.

Further details including a link to a position description and a button to apply can be found on the UQ Jobs website.


Closing date: 27 July 2018.