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Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Studies

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Princeton, New Jersey
$5,000 a month, including housing
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Humanities
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The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching and other obligations. Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.

Fall term appointments expected from September 1, 2024 through December 15, 2024 (3 months). Spring term appointments expected from January 15, 2025 through May 31, 2025 (4 months). Summer appointments expected from June 15, 2025 through August 15, 2025 (2 months). These fellowships are residential and as such, fellows are expected to be at Princeton at all times, devoting the major portion of their time to research and writing. They are required to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University. They present their work-in-progress at Hellenic Studies workshops and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines. They enjoy full access to the University's library, archival, and computing resources. Fellows are provided a shared workspace and access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. Fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Eligibility: (a) scholars in all disciplines of the humanities or the social sciences, who are affiliated with Greek academic institutions, including universities and research institutes. Early career scholars with adjunct appointments at Greek institutions will also be considered; (b) professionals who are affiliated with Greek institutions: libraries, museums, the Archaeological Service, governmental agencies, etc.; (c) independent scholars with a Ph.D. (i.e., not affiliated with an institution) who are residents of Greece or other overseas countries, and who have a distinguished record of published work; (d) Hellenists, irrespective of nationality, who hold regular faculty or research appointments at academic institutions in overseas countries other than Greece, and who specialize in Classical reception studies, Late Antique studies, Byzantine studies, or Modern Greek studies.

Fellows are provided a minimum monthly salary of $5,000. In case scholars receive outside funding, the salary level will be adjusted. We offer modestly furnished, one-bedroom, non-smoking, and pet-free apartments. Fellows are responsible for their own travel expenses and moving arrangements.

Qualified candidates are required to apply online via for applications to be considered, the following material must be uploaded via the online application: (1) a cover sheet with a title and summary (200 words) of the proposed research project and a brief bio (one paragraph); (2) a research statement (five pages; 2,000 words max.), including a detailed description of the project, timetable, explicit goals, and a rationale for why it should be pursued at Princeton; (3) selected bibliography; (4) a standard, detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (5) two samples of recent work (in English); and (6) contact information for two referees who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty. (7) All non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or equivalent, or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. All submitted documents must be in English.

DEADLINE: All materials submitted, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 17, 2024. Fellowship awards will be announced at the end of March 2024.

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The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies is committed to an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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