Fellowship opportunities at Center for Humanities and Social Change

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:24 AM


The International Center for the Humanities and Social Change at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of dissertation fellowship scholar and a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer for the academic year 2017-2018.

The guiding theme for the academic year 2017-­2018 will be “The Humanities as a Vocation: Fact and Value—After Truth.” This thematic focus is prompted both by the many urgent questions facing us today about the meaning, function, and interplay of “facts” and “values” in public life and by the centenary of sociologist Max Weber’s famous treatment of the fact/value question in his “Science as a Vocation.”

For dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships, ​they seek applicants from the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences whose work speaks in creative and far-reaching ways to questions of fact, value, clarity, and responsibility as these relate especially (though not exclusively) to matters such as media, politics, public trust, and institutional legitimacy; big data, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and automation in contemporary political, economic, and social life; cultures and economies of entertainment and spectacle, consumerism, narcissism, addiction, and distraction; struggle and contestation surrounding racial, ethnic, sexual, national, and religious identity; nihilism, fundamentalism, secularity, and the challenges of religious and political radicalization. 

​ADDITIONAL INFO
Website: http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/hsc/fellowships/ 
Dissertation Fellowship: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01011
Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer Fellowship: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01014

DEADLINES
Dissertation Fellowship: Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by May 30, 2017, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled. 

Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer Fellowship: Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by ​June 2, 2017, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled. 

ANNOUNCEMENT
Download Announcement here: Fellowships Flyer

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