Carnegie Mellon University, History
Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of History invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position for a nine-month period, beginning September 1, 2019. The position is in conjunction with an A.W. Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar, “Bread and Water: Access, Belonging, and Environmental Justice in the City.” We seek a scholar, trained in the humanities or social sciences, whose work closely connects to the seminar’s central question: What kinds of policies and practices promote access to urban food and water systems based on equity, inclusion, and resiliency?
The seminar, led by John Soluri and Abigail Owen, will engage a multidisciplinary group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon, in addition to faculty from Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh. Program activities will include a series of workshops that bring together scholars working on historical or contemporary cities with activists, policymakers, and practitioners from the Greater Pittsburgh region in order to draw comparisons and make connections between cities. Scholars working in international or transnational contexts are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position pays a salary of $55,000 plus benefits. The postdoctoral research associate must be in residence during the 2019-20 Carnegie Mellon academic year, assist with convening seminars, and help to mentor two graduate student fellows affiliated with the seminar.
To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate no earlier than September 2016. Applicants who are currently ABD must have their Ph. D in hand when the fellowship begins in September 2019.
To apply, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
(1) A cover letter containing a description of your research interests, a proposed work plan for the fellowship year, and a clear explanation of how your work relates to the central research question (under 1,000 words)
(2) A current curriculum vitae
(3) A representative writing sample (approximately 25 pages)
(4) Names and contact information for two references
Application deadline: January 15, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).
|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies
Urban History / Studies