Collaborative Fellowships and Joint Professorships

The Huntington offers:

  • Two joint professorships: one with Caltech; and one with Occidental College;
  • Several year-long fellowships in conjunction with the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Collaborative Fellowships with the Shakespeare Association of America; with the North American Conference on British Studies; with the Renaissance Society of America; with the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association; with the Western History Association; with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; with the University of Southern California; and with Caltech
  • Short-term Fellowship, Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme

Arizona Center for Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies Short-term Fellowship
This fellowship is for postdoctoral scholars or PhD candidates who are affiliated with the Arizona Center for Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies who wish to use The Huntington's collections to study the history, literature and culture of the period 1450-1700. The award carries a stipend of $3500. Apply directly to ACMRS

ASECS Huntington Library Short-term Fellowship
This fellowship is for postdoctoral scholars or PhD candidates who reside outside the Los Angeles metro area and wish to use The Huntington’s collections to study the period 1660–1815. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be members of the ASECS at the time of the award. Apply directly to ASECS

Florida Atlantic University-Huntington Fellowship
Three advanced graduate students will receive two-month fellowships. The group will spend the month of October 2020 in residence using Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection in Boca Raton, Florida, and each individual will take a second month at the Huntington Library at a time of their choosing between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Successful applicants will receive $2,500 and $3,500 from FAU and The Huntington, respectively, for residence in their collections. More information and application instructions

The Eleanor Searle Visiting Professorship in History at Caltech and The Huntington
The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington), invites applications for the annual Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History. The appointment runs from a minimum of six months up to a full academic year (September 2020–June 2021) and includes a half-time teaching position (two ten-week undergraduate courses) at Caltech, as well as a half-time research position at The Huntington. The position is open to applicants from all fields of history. Interested candidates should have demonstrated superb teaching and research skills. All applicants must currently hold a Ph.D. and a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment at another university.
Please apply by sending a statement detailing the research you would carry out while visiting The Huntington and Caltech, a current curriculum vitae, a recent sample of writing, copies of teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to searle@caltech.edu or by mail to Chair, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 101-40, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.
Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019.

Two-year post-doctoral instructorship in Interpreting Economic Change in Europe, c. 1650-1900
This is an interdisciplinary program. Approaches may range from investigations of specific matters in economic, social, intellectual, or cultural history, to studies of the ways in which the changes of this era were understood and represented by contemporary writers and artists, political figures, scientists, and social scientists. Successful applications may be in the fields of economic and social history (including demography), political history and economic policy, histories of technology and the human sciences, and literary or print cultural studies. Scholars working across the humanities and relevant social sciences are encouraged to apply; interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives are particularly welcome. Please refer to the program description for more information.

The position begins fall term 2020. Appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research at The Huntington, teach two (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year at Caltech, and contribute to the intellectual activities of the CHHC program at both institutions. Together with a senior fellow appointed at The Huntington and Caltech faculty, the postdoctoral instructor will help to organize seminars, workshops, and conferences related to the program. Apply to Caltech by January 15, 2020.

The Ray Allen Billington Chair in American History at Occidental College and The Huntington is offered every other year to a distinguished historian of the Americas who wishes to conduct research in the Huntington's collections and to undertake a moderate teaching commitment in the History Department at Occidental College. For further details, contact Ms Patricia Micciche, Search Co-ordinator, at micciche@oxy.edu

American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellowships Tenable at The Huntington
The Huntington joins the American Council of Learned Societies in support of year-long Burkhardt Fellowships for recently-tenured faculty in the humanities, each of which carries a stipend of $95,000. Apply to the ACLS

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association/ Huntington Library Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month Fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. All members of the RMMLA, especially graduate students and junior faculty, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Apply directly to RMMLA

The North American Conference on British Studies/Huntington Library Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month Fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be an advanced graduate student at the time of application. Apply directly to the NACBS

The Renaissance Society of America/Huntington Library Fellowship
Two fellowships tenable at The Huntington will be awarded, one in the field of renaissance studies, and one in renaissance art history. Each award carries a stipend of $3,500 (or $4000 for those traveling from outside North America). Holders of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) or doctoral students at the dissertation stage are eligible to apply. Apply for Renaissance Studies Fellowship or Renaissance Art History Fellowship.

SAA/Huntington Fellowship
The Shakespeare Association of America will award a one-month fellowship to be held at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be SAA members in good standing. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply to SAA, visit Shakespeare Association of America.

The Western History Association/Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Holders of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) or doctoral students at the dissertation stage are eligible to apply. Apply directly to the WHA

Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme: Short Term Fellowship
The Huntington is participating in the Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme for doctoral and post-doctoral students. AHRC IPS Fellows have an exceptional status at The Huntington because they are generally graduate students in the early stages of their research careers; and because their terms of appointment (3-6 months) mean they enjoy a more sustained period of residence to work on the collections (most of The Huntington's short-term awards are less than three months). As the relationship between The Huntington and the AHRC matures and prospective applicants for AHRC doctoral funding become increasingly aware of opportunities at The Huntington, we hope to see applications from students who had originally applied to the AHRC for doctoral funding with the intention of coming to The Huntington for part of their research. Apply to AHRCIPS. AHRC FAQs

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship
Eligibility: Doctoral Candidates who have advanced to Candidacy (ABD) at the time of application; faculty members; and other postdoctoral scholars 
Tenure of fellowship: Two months (one month at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; one month at The Huntington).
Value of award: $6,500.
Application deadlines and procedures TBD.

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