Applications are invited from scholars of the humanities and humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, religion, sociology, philosophy, political science, history, English, art history, and comparative literature who engage and transect our seminar topic. With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, successful candidates will be granted two course releases from college teaching requirements, to be distributed across the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters at their department’s discretion, in return for a commitment to fully participate in the work of the Committee and in the weekly seminar.
The basis for selection of participants will rest primarily on the relevance to the overall project of the work proposal submitted by applicants. In accord with the interdisciplinary aim of the program, selections will also be made with an eye to maintaining disciplinary diversity. Applicants must be tenured, and preference will be given to faculty in the early stages of career development (i.e. within ten years of receiving tenure).
Fellows will be expected to participate in the weekly Committee seminar as well as ongoing lectures and symposia. Committee seminars meet on Tuesday mornings and it is a condition of the fellowship that fellows leave this time free in their teaching schedules.
A completed Faculty Fellow Application is comprised of four parts:
- A complete Faculty Fellowship Application Form. This should include the signature of the program Executive Officer for faculty with GSUC appointments, or of Department Chairs for non-GSUC appointments
- 150 word abstract
- Project description (maximum 1500 words)
- A current short CV (maximum five pages)
The applications are to be submitted as per the application instructions. The materials, including the signed application form, should be assembled as a single document in PDF and the complete application should be sent to the Committee email address. Inquiries can be directed to the same. See application for contact and additional information.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 14 2014 at noon.