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In addition to our collaborators and associates around the word, we also employ associates, administrative staff, postdoctoral and doctoral fellows, research assistants, and interns in our Boston office. When employment and fellowship opportunities are available with CMAC, they will be listed on this page.
Please email us a resume and cover letter to apply to any of the positions listed below.
The research assistant will be part of a large interdisciplinary team of researchers on the Modeling Religious Change project, which uses historical and contemporary datasets on religion in seven countries to develop an agent-based model of religious change. The primary task is to identify and analyze religion and supernatural beliefs in a qualitative Norwegian dataset, the Livshistorier in the Norsk Folkeminnesamling. These data are a collection of 1270 memories and auto-biographical stories written by people living in Norway in the 1960s and 1980s, and who were born before 1915. The research assistant will learn and implement content analysis techniques and enter data on religion into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fluency in the Norwegian language is required. The research assistant must have official permission to work in the United States as an employee or as an intern/trainee.
- Strong reading and writing fluency in Norwegian and Norwegian dialects
- Precise and detail-oriented organization skills
- Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems
- Can effectively use keywords to search through text
- Some experience using Microsoft Excel
- Familiarity with qualitative data analysis
- Interest or experience in social science research, Norwegian history, or religion
Since its founding, CMAC has provided a home for young researchers working on interdisciplinary projects that deepen understanding of human life and generate insights into pressing social problems. This is part of CMAC’s three-fold mission of research, training, and outreach. Fellowships vary in research specialization and funding source but every CMAC fellowship holder has one vital characteristic: they are striving to acquire the skills needed to work in richly diverse research teams across multiple disciplines while deepening their expertise in their home specialization. Training Fellows in the CMAC way produces multi-competent researchers with unusual vision. They pull together ideas and information in novel ways. Insert a seasoned researcher trained with such skills into a room of specialized experts, and the entire group instantly operates more efficiently and collaborates more effectively.
Our training program involves people at varied stages of an academic career:
- undergraduate work-study students, with placements organized through colleges and universities near our office location in Kenmore Square, Boston;
- masters-level students on work-training placements organized through colleges and universities near our office;
- doctoral-level students in the Lindamood Fellowship Program (founded in 2010) – fellowships offered for one semester or two semesters (through grant-funded CMAC research projects), summer fellowships, and workspace fellowships (where fellows have space in CMAC and participate in the community of research, training, and friendship);
- postdoctoral fellows working on specialized research projects, typically supported by grant-funded CMAC research projects; and
- visiting researchers advancing their careers and collaborating with CMAC experts, typically funded by the visiting researcher.
We have offered many fellowships of each kind over the years. Availability of fellowships often depends on active, grant-funded CMAC research projects but some are independent of external funding, such as workspace doctoral fellowships, work-training placements for masters students, and fellowships for visiting researchers coming with their own funding.
Please note: we cannot facilitate visas for studying in the USA beyond providing an official CMAC letter stating fellowship arrangements, should a fellowship application be successful.
Current Fellowship Opportunities
- Undergraduate Fellowships in the form of work-study student placements are available through work-study job boards at Boston University, Boston College, Simmons University, Harvard, and MIT (applications processed through local universities)
- Masters Fellowships in the form of work-training placements
- Lindamood Workspace Fellowships for doctoral students (application required)
- Visiting Researcher Fellowships for visiting researchers coming with their own funding
- Funded Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships will be announced here when available
To apply, please specify which type of fellowship opportunity you are seeking or the advertisement to which you are responding. If you are applying for a funded fellowship but not responding to an advertisement, please review this site for current opportunities or contact CMAC for more information.
To apply for CMAC fellowship opportunities, please follow the application instructions in the advertisement and send all corresponding information via email.
For Postdoctoral and Doctoral (full-year and summer) Fellowships, include the following:
» Cover Letter
» Resume or academic CV
» 3 academic reference letters
For Workspace Fellowship opportunities, include the following:
» Cover Letter
» Resume or academic CV
Workspace Fellowships at the Center for Mind and Culture (CMAC) are granted to doctoral students on a semester basis. Due to the fluctuating and limited number of workspaces, students who have been granted a workspace in the past are not guaranteed a workspace and must reapply prior to the start of each semester. While there is no requirement for hours, fellows who do not regularly use their workspaces may be assigned to a shared workspace or receive a lower priority when reapplying for the next semester.
Workspace Fellowship applications are decided on the following timeline:
- Applications due by 5/15
- Decisions made by 5/22
- Fellowships begin on 6/1
- Applications due by 8/14
- Decisions made by 8/21
- Fellowships begin on 9/1
- Applications due by 12/11
- Decisions made by 12/18
- Fellowships begin on 1/4