Monday, January 21, 2008

ANDREW W. MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Peace and Justice Fellowship (2/25)


Peace and Justice Studies

Vassar College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Justice Studies, to begin Fall, 2008. Candidates should be relatively new PhDs with research interests in peace, justice, militarism or violence; we welcome applicants from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. We seek scholars who have an interest in teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts college and who would welcome the opportunity to participate in the development of a multidisciplinary concentration in Peace and Justice Studies. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

The Fellow will teach or team-teach one introductory or intermediate level course each academic year and will help to organize and facilitate a monthly faculty seminar throughout the academic year intended to extend and deepen the interests in Peace and Justice Studies of faculty from several disciplines. The Fellow also will have some responsibility in advising students on projects and theses. In addition, the Fellow will be able to pursue her or his own scholarly project in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment where exchange among faculty from different disciplines is encouraged. The fellowship includes $47,380 in salary, plus benefits, as well as support for research, professional travel and relocation expenses.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation, a brief description of teaching interests, selected syllabi of courses previously taught and/or other teaching materials, and examples of scholarly work to: Ronald Sharp, Dean of the Faculty, Vassar College, Box 4, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0004. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2008.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts institution. Its 250 faculty members offer undergraduate education to 2,300 students on a beautiful 1,000-acre campus situated ninety minutes north of New York City in the scenic mid-Hudson Valley. The College provides strong support for teaching and scholarship through its extensive library holdings, the extraordinary collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, its program in teaching development and its excellent media and information technology resources.

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