Brandeis University, Classical Studies and English Departments

Position ID:Brandeis-CLAS_ENG-KAY [#23381]
Position Title: Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Disability Studies / Premodern
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/20, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2023/04/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Premodern Disability Studies. We seek a Fellow who takes a multicultural and intersectional approach to disability in the global, ancient world. An ideal candidate would examine disability and disabled persons within a premodern context by drawing upon robust theoretical frameworks to embrace an intersectional approach to disability history and redress the discriminatory traditions of scholars of the past. The area and period of specialization is open, but we are specifically seeking a Fellow whose research and teaching interests explore the cross-cultural experiences around disability in a global context. The Fellow would use interdisciplinary methods in their research but may have specialized training in history, linguistics, art, literature, or material culture. We welcome applications from PhDs in ancient Afro-Eurasian history or other related fields in the global premodern world.

Kay Fellowships are interdisciplinary appointments. The Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies will hold a joint appointment as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer in the Departments of Classical Studies and English. The Kay Fellow will teach one course per semester and actively pursue their own research interests. The Fellow will receive a 2023-2024 salary of $62,000, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. PhD should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship. Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, should include the following:

● Curriculum Vitae
● Writing sample (under 30 pages)
● Cover letter to include brief statement of research and teaching interests (no longer than two pages)
● Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)
● And anything else requested in the position description.

Letters of recommendation will be solicited for a short list of candidates. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2022. Questions about the position may be directed to Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom at

We plan to conduct the first round of virtual interviews in January 2023 via Zoom.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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Kay Fellow Search
Brandeis University
MS 054
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453