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Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies

Effron Center for the Study of America
Princeton, New Jersey
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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The Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University works to fulfill Princeton's institutional vision - in the nation's service and the service of humanity - by offering curricula, supporting research and hosting discussion on the evolving experiences and identities of the peoples of the territories known as America. By exploring and relating issues raised separately by the humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences, and by engaging with a wide range of scholarly methods and theories, we aim to create a generative space for new understandings of - and approaches to - issues that profoundly affect contemporary lives and will profoundly affect future generations. The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2024-25 to a distinguished writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indications of the candidate's teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course. The appointment period will be for either the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester. The person acting as the Anschutz Fellow will teach one interdisciplinary, three credit-hour, undergraduate seminar course for the Program in American Studies with an enrollment cap of 15 students. In addition to teaching and holding weekly office hours to meet with enrolled students, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Effron Center for the Study of America, including participation in a wide range of events and activities on campus. Thus, the Fellow is required to be on campus for at least two to three days per week of appointment. The Fellow will also deliver one public lecture to the University. The Fellow will enjoy full access to Princeton University libraries, a computer-equipped campus office during the appointment period, and access to various University facilities. A Fellow who must relocate to Princeton or the local vicinity will receive a salary of $90,000, plus benefits-eligibility. A Fellow who commutes to campus will receive a salary of $60,000, plus benefits-eligibility. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. To apply, please visit and submit the following materials by no later than 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2023: A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing your proposed seminar and public lecture. A short list of finalists may be asked to submit further materials later. For additional information, please see our website,, or call (609) 258-4710.

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