Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Professors┋2016-17 Rice Seminar "Chronotopic Imaginaries: The City in Signs, Signals, and Scripts"

The Humanities Research Center hosts yearlong residential postdoctoral fellowships at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at Rice, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions. In 2016-17, Mellon postdocs will participate in the Rice Seminar, a yearlong research seminar designed to study a particular topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Rice Seminar 2016/17 topic will be Chronotopic Imaginaries: The City in Signs, Signals, and Scripts.

The position is for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Visiting Scholars receive a stipend commensurate with rank, up to $60,000, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include an active participation in all aspects of the Rice Seminar and collaborating on spatial humanities projects currently underway at Rice. In addition, Visiting Scholars will develop or continue their own research projects and give a presentation to colleagues at Rice. Visiting Scholars can also design and teach (or co-teach) a one semester-long course, the topics of which will be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.


Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, computer science, geography, history, legal studies, library science, literary studies, or philosophy and whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to spatial humanities are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold the terminal degree in their field and should have theoretical and/or practical experience working with geospatial technologies or 3D modeling software.

Application date
4 Dec 2015
Date of residence
1 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2017
1 year
America United States South West
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 60.000