Cornell University’s CIVIC initiative invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Associate position, starting in Fall 2019. We invite applications from scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in critical heritage studies focused on the material world including architecture, monuments, and other forms. Discipline of specialization is open to any area of the humanities and social sciences (including archaeology, anthropology, art history, classics, history, and political science), as well as architecture.
The CIVIC Postdoctoral Associate will teach two courses per year, and will deliver at least one public lecture each year. Additionally, the position-holder will help organize and participate in the regular meetings of the CIVIC Research Group on "Unsettled Monuments, Unsettling Heritage," an intensive faculty research collaboration focused on examining the formation, transformation, and erasure of heritage and architecture.
The balance of the Postdoctoral Associate’s time is to be devoted to her/his own research. The faculty members of the CIVIC CoLab will serve as faculty mentors in order to assist in their professional development. The CIVIC Postdoctoral Associate is required to be in residence at Cornell during the semesters of her/his tenure, but is free to conduct fieldwork in the summer or during the winter break if desired. The salary for this position will be $53,000 per year, with benefits, and with up to $3,000 per year available in research funds. Materials must be received before June 12, 2019 to receive full consideration.
Teaching: The position-holder is expected to teach four classes during the two years at Cornell to be determined in consultation with the CIVIC CoLab members and relevant department chairs. The timing and content of offerings will be negotiated after the fellow has accepted the position.
Applications: Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13808). Please submit (1) a letter of application; (2) CV; (3) writing sample (of less than 30 pages); (4) descriptions (no more than 100 words) of two courses (one lecture, one seminar) that the candidate proposes to teach as a fellow; and (5) letters from two references who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to Durba Ghosh (email@example.com) or Adam T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cornell University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and educator.
Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than January 1, 2016. Applicants who will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (including filing the dissertation) before appointment in August 2019 are eligible to apply. The completion date for the Ph.D. degree will in no circumstances be waived or extended.
Additional Salary Information: Annual research account of $3,000
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Cornell University is composed of thirteen colleges and schools and the land grant university of New York State. Cornell’s unique combination of privately endowed and publically-financed units creates extraordinary resources for research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary education. Cornell is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York about 220 miles northwest of New York City by road and 220 miles from Toronto. The Department of Anthropology is in the College of Arts and Sciences which has 4,000 undergraduates, 1,500 graduate students, 600 faculty members, and 50 departments and programs. The University as a whole has about 19,000 students, 4,200 of whom are graduate students, 1,520 faculty members, and one of the largest research libraries in the country. The Department of Anthropology has 24 faculty members and offers degree programs at the BA, MA, and Ph.D. levels with 100 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Tenure track faculty members receive a full panoply of benefits including retirement, health, and a children’s tuition program. Tenure track faculty are entitled to study leaves with pay after 6 consecutive semesters of full-time teaching and sabbat...icals after 12 semesters. The University provides benefits to legal; and domestic partners (same and opposite sex). Cornell is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.