Wellesley College, Women's and Gender Studies
We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College. In addition to pursuing their individual anti-carceral/abolition feminist research agenda; collaborate advancing the work of the Anti-Carceral Co-Laboratory (ACC).
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College. In addition to pursuing their individual anti-carceral/abolition feminist research agenda, the postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with the co-PIs (Jennifer Musto and Laura Grattan) in co-creating and advancing the work of a newly established regional hub, the Anti-Carceral Co-Laboratory (ACC). Innovative, intersectional, and interdisciplinary in scope, the ACC is a Mellon-funded project that fosters engaged learning and supports community-driven research on the carceral state and anti-carceral/abolitionist resistance in the greater Boston, MetroWest and Northeast regions. The hub’s work centers the experiences, insights, and expertise of impacted communities, particularly women, girls, and non-binary people and families impacted by incarceration and criminalization.
The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with local partners, organizers, advocates, activists, and artists in co-developing programs and advancing community-engaged projects to respond to carceral violence and reimagine safety. The fellow will also teach one course per academic year (a total of two courses during the fellowship period) related to their interests in the arts, humanities, or humanistic social sciences.
This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship which will begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. We invite applicants from the humanities and humanistic social sciences with expertise that includes but isn’t limited to critical carceral, anti-carceral feminist studies, abolition, transformative justice, community-engaged/community-accountable research and/or emancipatory research methods. Ph.D. completed or near-completion required.
Additional Note About Application Materials
All applications should include:
- Cover letter detailing interest in the position,
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Sample of writing,
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, sample syllabi, innovative classroom activities, etc.),
- Graduate transcripts,
- Contact information of three letters of reference. Please include their name, relationship to you, phone number, and email address if possible. *Please note, we will only contact your references if you are identified as a finalist for the role.
IMPORTANT: In order to submit all of the required documents for this position, we kindly ask that all applicants create a google drive folder and share the link to the folder in the "website" section of this application. Please make sure the google drive folder is set up so “anyone with the link” can view.
The google drive folder is where you should save all required application documents, including a c.v., cover letter, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and the contact information of three letters of reference. If you have any trouble, you may contact email@example.com
This position does not have a fixed deadline and applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we will complete a first round review of applications on July 15, 2023. Interested candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply before July 15, 2023 for full consideration.
All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID‐19.
Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees, including:
Generous paid time off
Following one year of employment, Wellesley College will contribute up to 10.5% towards your 403B plan for eligible employees
Resources to navigate student loan forgiveness
Free use of the athletic/fitness facilities, including onsite fitness classes
Free on-site parking in an enclosed parking garage
Please apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/wellesley/wellesley-staff/job/Wellesley-College/Postdoctoral-Fellow_R0003587
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality