The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellow Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities beginning August 2010. Ph.D. required by June 30, 2010. Application deadline: January 20, 2010.
Tulane University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Humanities
Location: Louisiana, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Main Category: Humanities
Secondary Categories: None
The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities beginning in August 2010. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2010-2011. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2010 and not before September 1, 2006. They must demonstrate successful teaching experience and an interesting and exciting research agenda. Fellows will be assigned to one of six departments within the School of Liberal Arts: Communication, English, French and Italian, History, Philosophy, or Spanish and Portuguese. Fellows will teach mid- and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of four interdisciplinary programs: African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, and Jewish Studies. Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and a few sample titles of courses they would teach. The teaching load will be one course per semester, with the remainder of the fellows' time devoted to strengthening their research profiles. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane's and New Orleans' rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.
Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans, one of the world's unique urban centers. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Liberal Arts provides undergraduate students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, developing skills of analysis, research, and written and oral expression that will serve them in their chosen profession. Students work closely with faculty who are distinguished research scholars or creative artists and who are eager to engage students in their work. For more information on the School of Liberal Arts please visit the web site: http:// www.liberalarts.tulane.edu/.
Send dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kevin Fox Gotham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 by January 20, 2010.
Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.
Dr. Kevin Fox Gotham
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118