The Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA invites applications for the fall 2019 Erikson Scholar-in-Residence. The Austen Riggs Center is a residential treatment center that specializes in psychoanalytic treatment in a fully open setting. The Erikson Institute bridges the clinical work of the Austen Riggs Center and the wider academic and professional communities. Erikson Scholars engage in interdisciplinary work that spans a broad range of social, cultural and theoretical issues, such as the nature of psychosocial experience, the relationship of the individual to community and culture, the experience of trauma, the roots of creativity, the nature of rationality, and other topics.
Scholars become part of the clinical and intellectual life of the Center through work on a proposed project, teaching, and presentations to practitioners and scholars in the community. Applications from the fields of anthropology, history, law, literary criticism, political science, sociology and other disciplines in the arts and sciences are welcome. The position is for 3.5 months in either the fall or spring semester and includes housing, a stipend, administrative support, and access to the Center’s library. Applicants should submit a proposal for a specific project that includes a statement about how the project will benefit from interactions with clinicians or exposure to the Center’s clinical work. To apply, please send a cover letter, proposed project description, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and any recent relevant publications to Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, Chair of the search committee, at Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for the fall 2019 semester is December 1, 2018. For further information, please contact Dr. Ridenour or visit our webpage at http://www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute-erikson-scholar-program
Additional Salary Information: 3.5 month residence with stipend
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The Austen Riggs Center is a not-for-profit Private Psychiatric Hospital in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Erikson Institute for Education and Research is the education, training and outreach arm of the institution.