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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
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The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for a period of two years, to begin August 2013. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2013-14. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2013 and not before September 1, 2010. They must demonstrate successful teaching experience and an interesting 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; these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen interdisciplinary programs. 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 Gulf South 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 archives of 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 students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, and helps them develop skills of analysis, research, and written and oral expression. Students work closely with a faculty of distinguished research scholars and creative artists who are eager to engage them in their learning. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at http://www.liberalarts.tulane.edu/.
Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and a few sample titles of courses they would like to teach. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2012. All application materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. To apply, please visit: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3120. For information, contact Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts, at email@example.com.