Sunday, February 11, 2007

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, Northwestern University

Beginning February 15, 2007, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University will accept applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships commencing September 1, 2007. Competitive applicants will be engaged in interdisciplinary scholarship in the Humanities (broadly defined).

Fellows will be affiliated with the Institute and will also have an affiliation with a department. In each year fellows will teach three small- to medium-scale Humanities courses (one per quarter). A portion of these will be offered in the new Kaplan Freshman Humanities Scholars Program, which is organized around the rubric, “The Good Society,” with the remainder to be offered through the Humanities Institute or a home department. Fellows will also participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and conduct their own research.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree in the Humanities after September 2003 and have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2007. The annual salary will be $42,000 plus benefits (including health coverage). Fellows will receive an annual research/travel allowance of $2000 and a one-time computer budget of $2000.

The search will close on April 2, 2007. Applicants are strongly encouraged however to apply by March 15 as initial offers may be made before the April closing date.

Applicants should send the following materials in both paper and electronic form (doc or pdf format) directly to the name and address below:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. full curriculum vitae,
  3. a four-page description of their research project,
  4. a two-page course proposal,
  5. a writing sample (of not more than 25 pages) consisting of either a dissertation chapter or published paper, and
  6. graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation, at least one commenting on teaching qualifications, sent directly as paper copies.

S. Hollis Clayson, Director
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowships
2010 Sheridan Road
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL60208-2223


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