Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences at Princeton University, USA 2013

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Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches the equivalent of two courses, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research. This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in all relevant disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The position offers an opportunity to collaborate with faculty across many departments. For the first two years the Fellow joins faculty from different disciplines in teaching the interdisciplinary year-long.This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, with East Asian Studies as both the host department and affiliated program. The successful candidate will pursue research, contribute to the Society’s activities, and collaborate to team-teach for two years in an interdisciplinary seminar course aimed at rethinking the intellectual and cultural history of early modern East Asia, 1500-1800.This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the offices of the President and Dean of the Faculty of Princeton University, and the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

PhD degree requirements. Please note the Society’s dates of degree eligibility. These are firm dates with no exceptions: – Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application: You must have received your degree between January 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012. The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation – b) Candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) at time of application: If you will not meet the October 1, 2012, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2013, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies (see details of letter below). Please note that candidates awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2013, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD -Recipients of doctorates in Education (EdD or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply – If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that candidates wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying . Fellowships will be awarded to candidates at the beginning of their academic career. Candidates must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Their work should also show evidence of unusual promise. The Society has a particular interest in fostering innovative interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences – US citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship term in order that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus

Deadline: October 1, 2012

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