UCLA and the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications for their 2010 postdoctoral fellowship program. The Dean will offer up to six, two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree before the program begins July 2010. Applicants also must have received their doctoral degree no earlier than November 1, 2007. Submission deadline: February 19, 2010.
UCLA Social Science in Practice Postdoctoral Fellowships
As part of a new initiative that will affect how social science is taught and practiced at UCLA, the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences has created a postdoctoral fellowship program. The ideal postdoctoral candidates will be scholars who have demonstrated through their research that they can draw on social science theory and methods to examine the origins and effects of societal problems and to search for their solutions. Postdoctoral fellows will work closely with faculty and students who bridge fields and transform disciplinary boundaries to address an important societal problem (e.g., poverty, discrimination, racism, gender inequity, corruption, lack of access to education and health care, and environmental injustice). The Dean will offer up to six, two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree before the program begins, July 1, 2010, and must have received their doctoral degree no earlier than November 1, 2007.
Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements and demonstrated involvement in problem-driven research grounded in one or more of the social sciences, broadly defined. See complete list of the departments and programs http://ssip-postdoc.sscnet.ucla.edu/departments-and-programs.aspx in the division of the social sciences at UCLA.
To apply, candidates must submit (a) a two to three page research proposal, (b) the names of two UCLA faculty sponsors/mentors at least one of whom is in the division of social sciences, (c) a CV, (d) a writing sample such as an article or thesis chapter and (e) three letters of recommendation by February 19, 2010.
In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will be required to teach two courses per year: one from among the existing courses in one of the departments in the division of social sciences and one of their own design. During the fellowship period, Fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year of the fellowship and will be expected to participate actively in the running of a new Workshop on Social Science in Practice and collectively plan a conference in collaboration with a senior member of the faculty.
The SSIP Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $55,000, standard fringe benefits, a modest research budget, office space, and library privileges. The application is available at:
UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are especially encouraged to apply.