Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
27 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at The University of Queensland is dedicated to high level research in a range of humanities disciplines, with particular strengths in Intellectual and Literary History, History of Science, History of Religion, History of Sexuality, Critical and Cultural Studies, and Asian Digital Cultures. It has a core of permanent research-focused academics and postdoctoral researchers working on specific projects, and hosts short stay Faculty and Visiting Fellows.  IASH has an excellent success rate in securing externally-funded research grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

IASH is seeking to appoint a three-year postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to one of the research programmes of the Institute. 

Candidates with expertise in one of following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  1. Intellectual History, including history of science, history of religion, history of sexuality
  2. Science and Religion
  3. Literary Studies
  4. Cultural Studies (including Asian Digital Cultures)

The role

The successful candidate will conduct research on a topic that will contribute to existing IASH research programmes (see (Candidates should prepare a 2-page outline of their proposed project.) They will engage in research and publication associated with the project, and, where appropriate, develop other independent and collaborative research projects, and contribute more generally to the service and engagement activities of the Institute.

The person

Applicants require a PhD and experience in a field of humanities relevant to the proposed programme of research. The candidate should also be able to independently construct and carry out the proposed research project. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,546 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,409 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

504580_NEW_Postdoctoral Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please email Dr Lisa Gunders at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume, 2-page Outline of Proposed Project and its relation to IASH research areas, and Responses to Selection Criteria.

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