University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars
Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-15
Global Change in a Dynamic World
The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the sixth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.
Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the priority goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with distinguished faculty; (iii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iv) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (v) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship.
At least two twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2014 with appointments beginning August 11th, 2014, contingent on available funding. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environment and Planning; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2011. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2014 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida.
Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:
1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan (http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/); (ii) the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.
2. A Curriculum Vitae,
3. Two letters of reference,
4. Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 2).
5. Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.**
6. Copies of teaching evaluations.
Send all application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departmental Website: History: http://history.usf.edu
Final application submission deadline is Friday February 14th, 2014.
Eric J. Hoyer, PhD
Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Research
Office of Graduate Studies
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave. ALN226
Tampa, FL 33620
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