Amherst College, Black Studies
Mellon-Keiter Postdoc Fellowship in Black Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
Amherst’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, with matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half-time research at the College. As part of the Keiter Fellowship program, Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Black Studies for the academic years 2011-13. This Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2011 and who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.
We invite applications from candidates whose work engages the African American experience, broadly defined. We especially welcome applications from scholars with strong preparation in Black Studies and research interests in history or other social sciences.
Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (to include a description of courses taught), and one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages and one sample syllabus for a course appropriate for our department. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by e-mail attachment to Karla Keyes Academic Department Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 1, 2011, will receive full consideration.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,700 students and 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
|Primary Category:||Black History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies