Postdoctoral Fellowship

Employer
Cornell University, Department of Anthropology
Location
Ithaca, New York
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Position Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2022. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year.

Applicants should be sociocultural anthropologists or archaeologists whose research and teaching demonstrate a commitment to anti-colonial, abolitionist, and/or activist practices. Geographical area of specialization is open. Topical interests might include, but are not limited to, entangled processes of racialization; alternative or diverse economic formations; land, sovereignty, and rural politics; indigeneity; and emerging forms of political action. The department is particularly interested in scholars who embrace its commitment to multimodal, collaborative, and community-based approaches to research and pedagogy. Scholars whose work involves indigenous politics, social justice, or mutual aid coalitions and/or contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in the environmental or rural humanities will receive especially close attention. 

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach two courses per year, including one lower-level and one upper-level course.  Lower-level courses will be small and may involve some form of community-engaged learning, potentially in coordination with existing campus initiatives such as the Office for Engagement Initiatives, Rural Humanities, the Underground Railroad Project, or the Prison Education Program. Upper-level courses should explore one or more of the core areas of theoretical and methodological concern described above. These courses should be conceived of as seminars and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2016 and no later than July 31, 2022.  Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that all requirements for the Ph.D. will be completed before the term of the fellowship begins on August 1, 2022. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #19069 by November 15, 2021.

  1. Cover page (will be generated via your AJO account):
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D.
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  4. Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course
  5. Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course
  6. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  7. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by November 15, 2021)
  8. The names of three references.

Company

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 sabbaticals after 12 semesters. The University provides benefits to legal; and domestic partners (same and opposite sex). Cornell is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Telephone
607-255-3505
Location
Anthropology, 263 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca
14853
United States

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