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PhD Position

The interdisciplinary Fiction Meets Science research consortium in northern Germany has a Ph.D. research opportunity in sociology for a scholar with a background in sociology, cultural studies, science studies or related field. The position is fully funded for three years (in the German salary system, which can be confusing—if you have questions before applying, contact us). English language fluency required (German is helpful, but not required).

The Ph.D. candidate will work in the project Science in Post-colonial Speculative Fiction: Nature/Politics/Economies Reimagined, examining the contemporary rise of utopian/dystopian postcolonial speculative fiction—predominantly novels—and asking how a focus on the Global South influences imaginings of future societies and the role of science at the nexus of nature, politics, and economics.

For details, see and explore the Fiction Meets Science website at The Ph.D. will be based at the University of Bremen and supervised by Dr. Sina Farzin and Professor Uwe Schimank. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Sina Farzin (

The deadline for this position is currently October 19th but will likely be extended to November 1: if you would like to apply, please send a quick email ASAP to Sina Farzin noting your intent.

Post-doc/PhD position 

Teaching and Research Assistant

Bern Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl is looking to select a post-doc or doctoral student (with an MA or equivalent degree) interested in pursuing their post-doc / PhD in North American Literature under her supervision while working part‐time as teaching‐cum‐research assistant in the Department of English at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt announces the following position in compliance with § 107 para. 1 Universities Act 2002:
PostDoc Assistant (f/m), non-tenure track
at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
This is a full-time position, limited to 6 years (non-tenure track; Uni-KV: B1 lit.b). The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,711.10 (paid 14 times a year; amounting to an annual gross salary of € 51,955.40) and may in-crease due to relevant previous work experience. Starting date is October 1, 2018.
Tasks and responsibilities
 Independent research and further development of the candidate’s scientific qualification in the field of American literature and culture with the goal of completing a postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) within 6 years
 Independent undergraduate and graduate teaching in the field of American literature and culture; examination activities; supervision of BA and MA theses
 International publications and presentations
 Participation in department administration, teaching and research administration, and in university committees
 Participation in conference organization
Required qualification
 PhD degree at a national or international university with a research focus on U.S. American literatures of the (long) 19th century
 Habilitation research project in the field of American literature and culture
 Teaching experience at the university level and didactic competence
 Excellent command of written and spoken English
 Pertinent international experience (e.g. academic experience, other forms of education or training)
Candidates must meet the required qualifications by June 27, 2018 at the latest.
Additional desired qualifications
 Research interest in Gender Studies and/or the Environmental Humanities
 Interest in contributing to the interdepartmental research area “Visual Culture”
 Relevant scholarly publications and conference presentations
 Organizational and social competence; ability to cooperate in a team
 Experience in academic self-administration, university committees or similar
 Experience in organizing workshops, conferences, and symposia
German language skills are not a formal prerequisite, but proficiency is expected within two years.
The position is advertised without the option of negotiating a qualification agreement.
The university aims to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore en-courages qualified women to apply for the position. In case of equivalent qualification, women are accepted preferentially.
People with disabilities or chronic diseases who fulfill the requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.
For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexa Weik von Mossner, e-mail:
General information for applicants is available on
We welcome applications in English or German comprising a letter of motivation; academic curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a list of talks given; description of research agenda for the intended habilitation project; certificates. Details of three contact persons who can supply references should be included. Application deadline: June 27, 2018.
Applications must be submitted online via (please indicate reference code 367/18).
Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

ASLE Translation Grants Call Reopened

Because we only received one proposal from our 2017 call, ASLE will accept proposals for the remaining two grants of $1,000 each into 2018 on a rolling basis.  See submission instructions at:

Materials (and any questions) can be submitted electronically on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded to Heather Sullivan at


Heather I. Sullivan, Ph.D. Professor of German. ASLE Professional Liaison Coordinator​

Director of Interdisciplinary Minor in Comparative Literature, Trinity University, TX.

Call for applicants to the RCC’s interdisciplinary doctoral program

in Environment and Society.

 The deadline for applications is 15 November. All further details can be found on the Proenviron website

Planetary Futures – 3 credits

International Graduate Summer School

Concordia University- Montréal

Ph.D. Course:

Forging sustainable modernity:The Nordic Model and beyondTime and place: Sep. 18, 2017Sep. 22, 2017, CSMN, Georg Morgenstiernes house

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to explore challenges to sustainable modernity in cultural, economic, political and institutional realms.

Application deadline: May 02, 2017.

The course is also intended for doctoral students in literary and cultural studies, and the deadline for applications is 2 May. The course is free, and students from outside Norway can apply for funding of their travel and accommodation costs.

For more information:

CCA Mellon Multidisci­plinary Research Project

Architecture and/for the environment
Opportunity, through 21 April
Robert Burley, photographer. Boulder and Parking Lot, Franklin Park, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989. PH1990:0306

This is the CCA’s third Mellon Multidisciplinary Research Project. For more information on this call, click here. The deadline is 21 April 2017.

Applications are invited for three fully-funded doctoral research studentships in a new Research Network funded by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities.


Imagining and Representing Species Extinction

About WRoCAH Networks

WRoCAH White Rose Networks each comprise three PhD studentships. Students will work on one aspect of an over-arching research theme, and will benefit from being part of an integrated community working upon a larger initiative. Each WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship has two supervisors – one at the student’s home institution and a co-supervisor at one of the other White Rose institutions.

Each university acts as lead on one studentship, and co-supervisor on another so each Network comprises six academics and three PhD researchers with parity of involvement across the three institutions.

Successful students will be expected to participate fully in the Network’s activities, working with other PhD researchers exploring the common theme from three different perspectives.  Students will also be part of the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities and have access to the additional funding opportunities membership offers.  For more details of these please see

About this Network

Imagining and representing species extinction – both currently witnessed and projected into the future, including human extinction – has become a powerful social and cultural discourse, the study of which is the domain of no single discipline. This network brings together researchers in environmental conservation, English literature, interactive media, management, philosophy and religious studies in order to contribute critically to the cross-disciplinary study of extinction in all its different biological forms and socio-cultural functions today. Whilst historically extinction has evoked the disappearance of iconic species of animals and plants, it is just as likely to be discussed today in the context of macro-scale considerations of global ecological crisis and the interdependence of human and nonhuman life in an era of anthropogenic climate change. From reporting on climate tipping points (which include rapid biodiversity loss), suggestions that we are living in the ‘Anthropocene epoch’ and an associated ‘sixth mass extinction event’, to a recurrent ‘eco-apocalypse’ and ‘animal apocalypse’ theme in cinematic and literary narratives, the studies of human and non-human life have become radically intertwined. Greater input is thus urgently needed from arts and humanities to work alongside, as well as to critically engage with, the scientific discoveries and ethical imperatives of contemporary wildlife conservation studies.

Alongside a concern with how and why we value and protect biodiversity, individual species and ecosystems, the network addresses questions that have been hampered by disciplinary boundaries. For example: in what sense is extinction a harm, and to what or whom? Why do people lament the loss of some species and not others? How do they communicate the significance of that loss at an individual and / or collective level? How do people connect the loss of nonhuman species with fears of human extinction?

The network will meet three times per year, alternating between institutions. Two of these will be opportunities to feedback on progress internal to the group, whilst a third will involve a larger activity seeking input from outside the network. In years 2 and 3 students will co-organise and contribute to a postgraduate symposium at which they will present papers and chair panels. Further to these events, there will be extensive opportunities throughout the 3 years to participate in interdisciplinary research events, networks, and workshops across the three institutions.

Studentships available

Application Closing Date: 5pm BST on Wednesday 17 May 2017

In the interests of fairness, late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place during the first week of June.

University  Studentship Topic Principal Supervisor Co-Supervisor
Leeds Last Whales: Extinction and the Contemporary Cetacean Imaginary Graham Huggan

School of English

University of Leeds

Callum Roberts

Environment Department

University of York

Sheffield Theories of loss in cultural representations of extinction Robert McKay

School of English

University of Sheffield

Stefan Skrimshire

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science,

University of Leeds

York A World Without Bees? The role of our social and cultural imagination in responding to bee extinction. Deborah Maxwell

Department of Theatre, Film and Television,

University of York

Jill Atkins

School of Management

University of Sheffield

 Studentship 1: University of Leeds

Last Whales: Extinction and the Contemporary Cetacean Imaginary

 Whales and other cetaceans have been among the most consistently mythologised of living creatures, while some species currently count among the most endangered on Earth. This PhD studentship will chart contemporary representations of a ‘cetacean imaginary’, combining literary (possibly also film and television) studies with research in marine conservation biology.

 Studentship 2: University of Sheffield

Theories of loss in cultural representations of extinction

 This studentship will explore contemporary literary and other cultural portrayals of species extinction (including the extinction of the human animal). It will interpret them in the context of critical-theoretical approaches to loss—for example beliefs about death and the afterlife; life, vitalism and biopolitics; or memory, mourning and melancholia—to better understand how we value human and nonhuman existence in contemporary cultures.

 Studentship 3: University of York

A World Without Bees? the role of our social and cultural imagination in responding to bee extinction.

 This studentship will look at the role of innovative design techniques and methods, as well as visualisation and increasing stakeholder engagement in the prevention of pollinator extinction. This may involve shaping and identifying collective and conflicting narratives by which individuals, communities and corporations project, plan for, or attempt to avoid, a world without bees. We encourage applications from a wide range of disciplines including interaction design and speculative design, social and environmental accounting, and related fields.

 For more information on any of these studentships, please contact:

Dr Stefan Skrimshire:

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must:

–       Have at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. A Masters degree is desirable or demonstration of equivalent experience.

–       Demonstrate a desire to participate fully in the network and its activities.

–       Demonstrate a desire to engage with and benefit from the full WRoCAH cohort of students from across the three White Rose Universities (c. 80 students) at the same stage in their research, in a shared training and development programme.

Terms and Conditions

Each WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship is tenable for three years and students are expected to start in October 2017. As the coherence of the network is important, deferrals will not be permitted.

The award will provide fees at the Home/EU rate and a stipend paid at standard Research Council rates

(£14,553) for the first year of study. The award is renewable for a second and third year of study subject to satisfactory academic progress according to each institution’s Policy on Research Degrees.

Successful students will also be eligible to apply to additional WRoCAH funding schemes for research support, training, student-led activities and knowledge exchange projects.  All students will be required to spend one month with an external Partner organisation on a specific project to develop their employability skills.

If international students are appointed to the project then the following individual University regulations will apply:

–       Leeds: If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship, the School would have to pay the difference between the international fee rate and the standard UK/EU fee rate.

–       Sheffield: If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship, the candidate/department will be required to pay the difference between the international fee rate and the UK/EU fee rate.

–       York: If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship, the department will be required to pay the difference between the international fee rate and the UK/EU fee rate.

Specific enquiries regarding eligibility should be directed to the relevant Scholarships Offices (NOT the WRoCAH office):

Leeds +44 113 343 4077  |
Sheffield +44 114 222 1417  |
York +44 1904 323374  |

How to apply

Application is in two parts. An application cannot be considered unless BOTH PARTS are complete.



You must apply for a place of study at the institution where the studentship you are applying for is to be registered. If you have not done this yet, you can do this at the following links:

– Leeds:

– Sheffield:

– York:

You may wait up to 48 hours at busy times for applications to be processed and confirmation of your 9-digit student number so make sure you apply for a place of study in plenty of time so you do not miss the studentship application deadline.



Studentship Application Form:

 If you have any queries about completing the online application form, please contact the WRoCAH Office on