Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

2013/14 P0stdoctoral Fellows

Apply for 2014/15 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

In 2014-15, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty”. Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who received their PhD degrees from institutions other than Brown University. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance. The deadline for application submission is December 5, 2013. Selections will be announced in March.

Questions should be directed to or phone 401-863-2643.

Beginning in August, 2013, please submit application materials through Interfolio.
Complete applications must include:

  • One page document including title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project
  • Project statement of five typed pages plus representative bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course syllabus with a course description and schedule of topics and assigned readings for weekly class meetings.*
  • Three confidential recommendation letters

*The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.

2013 - 2014 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiao Liu
Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow
Modern Chinese Literature and Film, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Project title: "Information Fantasies and Chinese Culture in the Era of Reforms"

Duy Lap Nguyen
Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2012
Project title: "Trần Đức Thảo:  Language, Labor and Consciousness"

Lilia Topouzova
Nancy L. Buc Postdoctoral Fellow
History, University of Toronto, 2013
Project title: "Reclaiming Memory:  Concentration Camps in Communist Bulgaria"