Announcing the GENDER.ED Postdoctoral Fellowship

GENDER.ED is turning 5 this year! To mark our 5th year anniversary celebrations, GENDER.ED and IASH are very pleased to announce the launch of the GENDER.ED Postdoctoral Fellowship. This further cements the relationship that GENDER.ED and IASH share, with the network being hosted by the Institute since its inception in 2017.

Starting in the academic year 2022/23, one Fellowship per annum will be awarded to a qualifying early career academic to allow them to spend up to 10 months at IASH, pursuing research on gender and sexuality studies. They will be in a vibrant community of scholars with mentorship and the material and intellectual infrastructure to develop their work! The Fellowship is open to postdoctoral researchers within 7 years of doctoral completion. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate at the time of application, or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. The value of this Fellowship is up to £15,000 per annum, which will include a monthly bursary and travel allowance.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will pursue a programme of independent and original scholarship focused on gender and sexualities studies. They will deliver a public lecture or seminar during their Fellowship. They will be expected to share GENDER.ED’s commitment to intersectionality and inter-disciplinarity, and its support for decolonial campaigns. They will actively participate in the network’s own programme of activities and events, including its reading group and annual research showcase. Fellows will be expected to work in collaboration with one or more members of existing University academic staff in the GENDER.ED network, and to take an active part in both IASH and GENDER.ED events. No regular teaching will be required.

IASH will provide dedicated office space with a desktop computer, University e-mail, library access, the opportunity to present a work-in-progress seminar to the IASH community, and access to University of Edinburgh events throughout their visit. Fellows must make the Institute their main place of work for the duration of the Fellowship. It is expected that Fellows will be in residence throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and will contribute fully to the life of the Institute during that time.

We hope that this opportunity will be of interest to scholars from around the world, and look forward to receiving applications. The closing date for the receipt of the first round of applications (for visits between August 2023 to July 2024) is 28 April 2023. Decisions will be communicated in July. Please help us spread the word about this unique opportunity!

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