JOB – OPEN RANK – M & E – U of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for an assistant, associate, or full professor of philosophy. Full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment. AOS: metaphysics and/or epistemology broadly construed (so as to encompass, e.g., logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, etc.). AOC: open.

We are especially interested in someone engaged in investigating philosophical issues in particular sciences, and/or the conceptual and epistemic foundations of the sciences more generally. The University of Illinois is world-renowned as a center for scientific research, with outstanding programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology, among others, and we are committed to a plan of growth that builds to those strengths.

Target start date: August 16, 2017. Qualifications: Ph.D. by mid-June for the preferred start date, appropriate background in AOS, and evidence of ability to contribute significantly to the department and discipline through both research and teaching.

Duties: normal teaching load of two courses per semester, one introductory or intermediate and one advanced; independent study and thesis supervision; committee assignments; active and independent research program. Some summer teaching possible.

Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants for the position of assistant professor (tenure-track) should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching ability and the Interfolio ID or contact information for at least three professional references.

Applicants for the position of full or associate professor (tenured) should upload a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching ability, and contact information for at least three professional references.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 4, 2016. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  http://jobs.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information about the application process, contact Erin Tarr, (217) 300–3887erintarr@illinois.edu. Information about the department can be found athttp://www.philosophy.illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

JOB – Open Rank History and Phil of Science – Pittsburgh HPS

Open Rank Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science is searching to fill two tenured or tenure track positions. Rank:  Open in History and Philosophy of Science beginning September 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. AOS:  Open, but with strong preference for History and Philosophy of Biology; AOC: Open. Candidates should exhibit interest in integrating history and philosophy of science as well as in-depth knowledge of the science or sciences relevant to their research.   Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties.   Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.  

Tenured applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, references not required at this time, through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0.

Untenured Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, at least three confidential references, a research statement, teaching experience, and a writing sample through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to Natalie Schweninger, HPS Department Administrator, nas151@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

JOB POSTING – TT Butler University, Indianapolis

Assistant Professor of Philosophy – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

Position Overview 

The Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University seeks to hire a philosopher with scholarly expertise that extends beyond the Anglo-American analytical philosophical tradition, with facility and teaching ability in continental philosophy and the history of modern philosophy. Teaching competency in one or more of the following is also highly desirable: environmental philosophy, Asian/African/African-American/Latin American philosophy, ethics, philosophy of race/class/gender. In addition to the undergraduate philosophy program, candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in Butler’s first year seminar program, and able to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs: Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies; Neuroscience; Peace and Conflict Studies; and/or Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear signs of being a program builder, and will possess an infectious enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Candidates should expect to complete PhD by August 1st, 2017. Direct search inquiries to Chad Bauman, Chair of the department/search committee at cbauman@butler.edu.

To Apply 

Applicants must submit a:

 Curriculum Vitae

 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience

 Unofficial transcripts

 Three (3) letters of recommendation

 Writing sample

 Thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, etc.)

Completed materials should be submitted via email to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist – Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics

ckjohns1@butler.edu

Or via mail to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist

Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Butler University

4600 Sunset Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Complete applications must be received by October 28, 2016 to be assured consideration. Only completed applications will be considered.

 

PART-TIME LECTURER JOB – University of West Georgia

The Philosophy Program at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) is seeking a part-time instructor to teach two sections of Critical Thinking in the fall semester (MW schedule).  We are also looking for a part-time instructor to teach one section of Ethics and one of World Religions in fall (TR schedule).  There will likely be opportunities to teach courses in the spring semester as well.  Applicants should have completed at least 18 hours of graduate course work in philosophy.  Questions and applications can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu).  Applications should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

 

JOB POSTING – U of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites applicants for a nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor position, renewable for up to three years, in the Department of Philosophy. Duties include teaching six courses/year; undergraduate and graduate; engaging in some thesis supervision and usual non-teaching duties (for example, committee work); and pursuing an active research program. AOS: Ethics and/or political philosophy; AOC: Open, but we are particularly interested in Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, and Applied Ethics. Ph.D. required by August 2016. Salary competitive. Applications due by 03/11/2016.  Submit application with cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, and names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference to: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/12188

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

JOB POSTING – Lecturer at U of West Georgia

Lecturer Position at University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia Philosophy Program invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning August 2016. Annually renewable based on satisfactory performance evaluation. AOS and AOC open but the department has interest in Philosophy of Race or Asian Philosophy. Five-four teaching load includes lower-division Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking courses, with the possibility of lower-division Introduction to Ethics courses and an occasional upper-division course as needed.
Candidates must have Ph.D. in philosophy at time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. Semester calendar. AA/EOE. Should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
Application dossier should include: application letter, CV, three letters of support, unofficial transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations from most recent two years of teaching, and sample syllabi. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position: http://apply.interfolio.com/34130.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu), Department of English and Philosophy, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118. Applications must be received by March 4, 2016. Phone interviews will be conducted in mid-March.

TWO YEAR POST DOC – Occidental College

The Philosophy Department at Occidental College has a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opening, beginning August 2016. We are looking for someone interested in working with current faculty members to develop courses that enhance undergraduate research, especially for underrepresented and first-generation students, and which foster collaboration with community institutions. An interest in innovative uses of digital technology will also be valued.
The teaching load is four courses a year on the semester system. Areas of specialization and competence are open, but the fellow will be expected to teach introduction to philosophy, a first year research-writing seminar, and two of the following: philosophy of art, philosophy of race, feminism, environmental ethics, global justice, and contemporary moral philosophy. The fellow’s responsibilities also include mentoring undergraduate research students, and participating in both summer and academic-year faculty learning communities. A completed PhD is required by time of appointment.
Please see the ad at http://philjobs.org/job/show/4043 ,and at the Occidental College Website: http://www.oxy.edu/humanresources/working-oxy/faculty-positions.

MINORITY SCHOLARS DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP – U of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco has a minority scholars dissertation fellowship that, in exchange for a modest amount of teaching, gives folks some time to finish a dissertation and live in the Bay Area for a year. One is potentially available in philosophy this year, so if you know someone who could use a final year of dissertation support and fits the profile of the program, see the information below.
GMDS Dissertation Fellowship job posting:
https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/10129

More about the program can be found here:
https://www.usfca.edu/diversity/programs-services/gerardo-marin-fellowships

JOB POSTING – Mich State

Assistant Professor in Global Ethics and Feminist Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure system, academic year position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2016.  AOS: Global Ethics and Feminist Philosophy.  AOC:  Open.  Appointment will be in the Department of Philosophy (75%) and in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (25%).  PhD in Philosophy or closely related field prior to appointment.  Four courses per year at undergraduate and graduate level, thesis supervision,  and non-teaching duties that may include:  department and university service, opportunities for community engagement, and other forms of engaged learning. The successful candidate will have a robust research program showing potential to secure external funding.  We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.  A full description of this position appears on the websites of the Department of Philosophy (http://www.philosophy.msu.edu/) and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (http://rcah.msu.edu).
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015, and continue until position has been filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, posting # 2296. Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Lisa Schwartzman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, phl@msu.edu.

JOB POSTING – University of VA

 

The University of Virginia Department of Philosophy invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in ancient philosophy. Areas of competence are open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels, perform appropriate service activities, and conduct research in his or her area of specialization.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, however the position will remain open until filled. The appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy or related field by May 2016. For appointment at the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of acting assistant professor.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0617206 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a CV, research statement, teaching statement, and writing sample. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be emailed directly to phi-job@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Glenda Notman (gsn4d@virginia.edu; phone #: 434-243-4041).

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB POSTING – U of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia Philosophy Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2016. AOS/AOC: Ancient/Medieval Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Religion. Three-three teaching load includes lower-division courses (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy) and upper-division courses related to candidate’s AOS/AOC. Non-teaching duties include research and normal service responsibilities. Salary competitive. Semester calendar. Possible summer teaching.

 

Candidates must have Ph.D. in philosophy at time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. AA/EOE. Background check required for successful candidate. Applications must be received by November 20, 2015. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in January.

 

Application dossier should include: application letter, CV, three letters of support. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position: http://apply.interfolio.com/32402.

 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu), Department of English and Philosophy, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118.

ADJUNCT POSITION – Spring 2016 – George Wash U

JOB OPENING – SPRING TERM 2016

The philosophy department at George Washington University is looking to fill an adjunct position teaching introduction to philosophy in the Spring 2016 term, starting January 11, through May 10. If you are interested, please send a CV, sample syllabi, summary of teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness as soon as possible to:

Tad Zawidzki at zawidzki@gwu.edu

Chair, Dept. of Philosophy

Associate Professor of Philosophy

The George Washington University

801 22nd St. NW Suite 508

Washington, D.C. 20052

(202) 994-6444

DIVERSITY POST DOCS – U of Pennsylvania

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to their academic missions. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

For more information:

http://www.upenn.edu/research/postdocs_students/postdoctoral_fellowships_for_academic_diversity/

 

JOB POST – Florida International U

Florida International University, Miami, FL. The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor, beginning August, 2016. Ph.D. required prior to appointment. Salary competitive.

AOS: Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Philosophy. AOC: Open Teaching load: two introductory and three advanced courses distributed over a two semester academic year. The Department of Philosophy is committed to excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

Qualified Candidates are encouraged to attach a detailed letter of application, a CV, transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice for the application process), evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample in a single PDF File.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 4th, 2015. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB POSTING – U of Washington

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington seeks an assistant professor in philosophy of science. We have teaching needs in philosophy of biology and philosophy of physics, and we welcome candidates whose research actively engages philosophical issues raised by contemporary scientific practice.  Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2015. For the details, please see:  http://philjobs.org/job/show/3924

JOB POSTING – Penn State

Assistant/Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, together with The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State (rockethics.psu.edu), is seeking a new faculty member at the assistant or associate level whose teaching and scholarship are focused on sexuality, violence, and ethics. The appointment begins August 12, 2016. An ideal candidate will use critical and intersectional approaches to sexuality in their scholarship and teaching. We define violence broadly to encompass not only physical or sexual violence, psychological abuse, sexual harassment, discrimination or misconduct, but also structural and systemic forms of violence. This new faculty member will be expected to contribute to campus-wide, interdisciplinary research and teaching on sexualities and sexual violence in ways that expand students’ ethical sensitivity, ethical reasoning skills, and moral imaginations. We will also ask this new hire to develop at least one introductory undergraduate course on sexuality, violence, and ethics. We encourage applications from candidates trained in women’s, gender and/or sexuality studies, as well as those trained in any cognate fields in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD by the time of the appointment.
Penn State (www.psu.edu) is embarking on a transformative series of co-funded hires in ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve tenure-track appointments funded by the University to augment the Penn State mission in this important area. Co-funded faculty will be hosted as affiliate faculty in the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute. We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects including decision support research, and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Faculty who are hired will receive a one-course release for the first five years designed to enhance collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in conjunction with the Institute’s mission.
Applicants should upload (as PDFs): 1) A cover letter; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a statement addressing how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision, and how this position is likely to augment their own work; 4) the names and addresses (including emails) of three referees; and 5) one writing sample. Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2015 but applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/59823
Questions about this position should be direct to the search committee chair, Dr. Lise Nelson, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 122A Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802; Phone (814) 867-4174; Email: lknelson@psu.edu.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Michelle L. McGowan, PhD

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
Associate Professor of Bioethics
The Pennsylvania State University
128B Willard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-5480

JOB POSTING – MIT

Assistant Professor Job Posting
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

One or more tenure track positions, effective July 2016. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Rank: Assistant Professor. 3 courses/year or equivalent, graduate and undergraduate, semester system. Applicants should submit CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a sample of written work in area of specialization.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women, minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disability.

Apply online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5706
Application deadline: November 16, 2015

Contact: Prof. Caspar Hare, <casparhmit.edu>, 617-253-2648.

JOB POSTING – Michigan State

The Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system, academic year appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2016.  AOS: Philosophy of Science.  AOC:  Open.  PhD in Philosophy or closely allied field (e.g., History and Philosophy of Science) prior to appointment.  Four courses per year at undergraduate and graduate level, thesis supervision, usual non-teaching duties. The successful candidate will have a robust research program showing potential to secure external funding.  We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.  A full description of this position appears on the Department’s website.

The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.

MSU is a research university, a member of the Association of American Universities, and affiliated with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation consortium.  MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015, and continue until position has been filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, posting # 1973. Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, phl@msu.edu.
Web address to apply http://www.jobs.msu.edu
Email to apply phl[here goes you know what sign]msu.edu
Application deadline November 2, 2015
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.philosophy.msu.edu
Contact name Fred Gifford
Contact email phl[here goes you know what sign]msu.edu

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FELLOWSHIPS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Fellowship Competition, September 1–November 30, 2015.


Please vist: http://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/fellowship-competition for the full call for applications and the link to the online application system. 

 

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.

Stipends range up to $3,500 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,750 per month. Awards include a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Washington, DC. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area do not receive a travel stipend. The funds provided through this award may be subject to US federal and/or state tax. Please be advised the Mandel Center cannot provide individual tax advice.

The Mandel Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.

Fellowship winners will have access to flexible work space stations, computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. We encourage cost-sharing by home institutions or other relevant organizations to extend the residency of the applicant at the Mandel Center or to make possible additional research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad.

Fellowships may start as early as August 1, 2016 and must be completed no later than December 31, 2017

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. All applications must consist of the following:

  • An online application form (https://apply.ushmm.org/)
  • A project proposal, in PDF format, not to exceed five single-spaced pages
  • A curriculum vitae summary, in PDF format, not to exceed four single-spaced pages
  • Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out. Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee may not write letters of recommendation.  Only two letters will be considered. Any additional letters will not be included in the applicant’s file. Letters of recommendation must be received before November 30, 2015, and come directly from the references, not from the applicant. Directions on how to submit letters of recommendation can be found within the online application form.

Successful project proposals should highlight the resources available at the Museum that scholars will need to access in order to support their research. An addendum listing these resources may be attached in addition to the five-page project proposal. Important resources may also be referenced in the body of the project proposal. To search the Museum’s holdings, visit http://collections.ushmm.org/search/.

Decisions will be announced in late April 2016.

CONTACT

Please direct inquiries to:

Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Manager
vscholars@ushmm.org
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW