Lehigh University-Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invites Ph.D. candidates specializing in African diaspora studies to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning August 15, 2011. The two-year award carries a stipend of $25,000 in the first year. It is renewable for the second year, with a $40,000 salary, provided the fellow completes his/her Ph.D. in time to meet all requirements for the home institution's spring graduation. Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, by May 15, 2011. Application deadline: November 19, 2010.

Lehigh University-Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies

Beginning of Fellowship Award: Fall 2011

Application Deadline: November 19, 2010, for first consideration

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invite Ph.D. candidates specializing in African diaspora studies to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning August 15, 2011.

Applications are welcome from candidates whose research concentrates in any area of the African diaspora and any of the following fields of African Diaspora Studies: history, religion, gender, sexuality, culture, identity formation and political life. Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to design and offer undergraduate courses in their field of specialization.

TERMS

The two-year award carries a stipend of $25,000 in the first year. It is renewable for the second year, with a $40,000 salary, provided the fellow completes his/her Ph.D. in time to meet all requirements for the home institution's spring graduation. The fellowship also carries up to $1500 in moving expenses and $1500 in research/travel support in the first year and $3000 in the second year.

ELIGIBILITY

Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, by May 15, 2011. Demonstrated potential to complete all Ph.D. requirements in time for Spring 2012 graduation.

CONDITIONS

Renewal of award

Renewal of the award depends on the predoctoral fellow's completion of all Ph.D. requirements in time for Spring 2012 graduation and meeting all expectations below.

Residence and Employment

The fellow must be in residence at the University for the duration of the award period. He/she may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the term of the fellowship.

Teaching load

One course during the first year as a doctoral candidate and 2 courses during the second year as a postdoctoral fellow.

Other expectations

Contribution to programming of Africana Studies events and lectures. Active presence on campus and establishment of links with faculty and students. Periodic presentations of the fellow's research to the larger Lehigh academic community.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Letter of application stating reasons for interest in the program and indication of objectives to be accomplished during the candidate's time at Lehigh.

CV, including the following: personal information; date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned; honors and awards; lectures and conference presentations; publications; courses taught; names and telephone numbers of three (3) referees.

Project description, NOT TO EXCEED THREE DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES. This should include a dissertation abstract, dissertation outline, and schedule for completion.

Three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly by persons qualified to evaluate the candidate. (Original only)

Send application materials to:
Africana Studies Program Committee
Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship
#307 Maginnes Hall
Lehigh University
9 East Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

DEADLINE: November 19, 2010, for first consideration

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