Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)
Deadline: January 4, 2016
The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2018. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.
Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events, and by giving a public talk once each year. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.
Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2011. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2016. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $53,575 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 4, 2016. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 11, 2016. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.
FAQs and submission instructions appears below.Administrative questions not addressed below should be directed to Eliot Colin (email@example.com). Substantive questions not addressed below may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steven Epstein (email@example.com). For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see http://offices.northwestern.edu/browse/A/academic.
AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
2. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be saved or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.
3. Three names and email addresses for external references are required. One letter should normally be from your dissertation chair. It is also very helpful if at least one letter comments specifically on your teaching experience and abilities. If you have not yet defended and submitted your dissertation, please advise your chair that her or his letter must specifically discuss what work remains to be completed and when you will complete all the requirements to receive your degree.
4. The following materials are all required:
5. Very soon after you submit your complete online application, your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., Interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your reference's address in the appropriate space. Once again, please be sure all addresses are entered correctly with no spelling errors; otherwise your reference or dossier service will not receive the instructions.
6. Some things to remember when uploading your application documents:
7. When you have assembled all your PDF files and are ready with your list of references, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by January 4, 2016, will be ensured full consideration. (Letters of Reference will be allowed to arrive for a short period after the deadline.) You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.
I am a foreign student. Will Northwestern provide a visa?
I plan to do field research away from the Chicago area. Will that be a problem?
My Ph.D. is not from a social science department. Am I still eligible?
I study gender (or transgender) issues. Do you consider that to be part of sexuality studies?
I got my degree x years ago. Do I still qualify?
I received my Ph.D from Northwestern. Am I still eligible to apply?