Post-Doctoral (The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities)

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for the inaugural offering of the "The Virginia and Walter Nord Fellowship in the Humanities."


The purpose of the BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to support research in the humanities by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their work.  During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue individual or collaborative research and writing for the full academic year.  An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures and courses.  Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the humanities departments represented on the BNC Steering Committee: Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater.  BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department. 


The Fellowship may be renewed for a second-year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.


In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit:

  • A cover sheet with contact and biographical information.
  • An academic c.v. of no more than 10 pages including detailed information on your projects and publications, degrees and awards, teaching experience, expert skills, etc.
  • A project title and an abstract with a statement of the project’s scholarly significance (250 word maximum).
  • A project description (1,000 word maximum), stating clearly the objectives, methodology, contribution and originality of the project in a manner that is clear to a range of scholars in the humanities who may not be specialists in your field.
  • Three reference letters. 



  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand before the start date of the fellowship from an institution other than Case Western Reserve University.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center.


The term of the fellowship will commence on or about August 15 2019.  Candidates should submit their applications by January 31, 2019 through CWRUs Interfolio portal at:


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to

Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented

minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants

with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of

the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity

and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be

made on a case-by-case basis.