POST-DOC U MICHIGAN – DUE OCT 2, 2017

Editorial Comment from the UPDirectory manager: This is an important opportunity for young philosophers to have a two year post-doc with the prospects of movement to the tenure track at U Michigan.

LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Fellowship Period: August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017 The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan invites applicants to our LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan.

The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of LSA are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from any field represented in LSA academic departments. Review committees will evaluate applicants according to their potential for success in an academic career and contribution to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity. To be eligible, applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2018. Applicants in the fields of Economics and Political Science must complete their doctoral degree by July 1, 2019. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M, or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M, are not eligible. Application: LSA invites scholars to apply between July 18, 2017 and October 2, 2017.

Additional program and application information can be found on LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiatepostdoctoral-fellowship-program.html; Inquiries may be directed to lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu.

 

POST-DOC UVA – Political Philosophy, Law

The University of Virginia’s program in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law (PPL) invites applications for one, possibly two, full-time DeOlazarra Fellows for the academic year beginning August 2017, with the possibility to renew for a second academic year. Renewals are subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Compensation will take the form of salary and benefits. Applicants must specialize in contemporary political theory/philosophy, particularly as it applies to the evaluation of important issues in public policy. A background in jurisprudence or legal theory is also desirable. PPL is a selective interdisciplinary undergraduate major in which fourth year students develop substantial research projects in the context of a capstone seminar. The fellow will preside over this seminar during the spring semester as well as teach one fall semester course in his or her area of interest. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field by May 2017 and must hold a PhD by June 15, 2017. Candidates must combine strong research potential with commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. 

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, statement of teaching, unofficial transcript and writing sample. Search on posting 0620670. 


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 20, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. 


Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to: 

PPL Fellow Search Committee c/o Colin Bird 

Department of Politics 

P.O. Box 400787 

University of Virginia 

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4787

POST DOC FOR DIVERSITY – U MICHIGAN

LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

Application Deadline: November 7, 2016

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan is excited to

announce the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a major initiative aimed to

promote a diverse scholarly environment, encourage outstanding individuals to enter academia,

and support scholars committed to diversity.

This two-year fellowship program provides early career faculty with dedicated research time,

mentorship, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare scholars for

possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Fellows

will teach one course each year.

LSA hopes for multiple fellows to be selected each year and placed throughout the College, so we

encourage wide dissemination of this announcement to networks in any LSA discipline.

Candidates whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and

inclusion in LSA are encouraged to apply.

Program Description:

See a full description of the program on our diversity, equity, and inclusion website:

http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-
fellowship-program.html

Eligibility:

Review committees will evaluate applicants in all eligible fields according to their potential for

success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education through their

demonstrated commitment to diversity in scholarship and service. Applicants who will have

completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are

eligible to apply. Applicants in the fields of Economics and Political Science must complete their

doctoral degree by July 1, 2018. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M or currently holding a

postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M are not eligible. Candidates from any discipline within

LSA’s academic units are eligible to apply.

Application:

LSA invites scholars to apply beginning October 6, 2016, with the application closing November 7,

2016.

The application and instructions are available at: http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/apply/1043

Contact:

The LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the National Center for

Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Inquiries may be sent to:

Devin Walker, National Center for Institutional Diversity, lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu

POST-DOC – Bucknell

The Department of Philosophy at Bucknell is participating in the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program and is looking for a scholar to fill the following position for the 2016-17 academic year: Postdoctoral fellowship in philosophy to begin in August 2016, specializing in Africana, Latin American, or Native American philosophy with the ability to teach a course in the philosophy of race, broadly construed. Teaching load will be 3 courses per year.

The fellow will be expected to work on campus for the fellowship year, participate in departmental and institutional programs such as speaker series and seminars, and interact regularly with students and faculty colleagues. Fellows must contribute to increasing the diversity of Bucknell University in one or more of the following ways: Increasing ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students.

Applicants must be awarded the Ph.D. no later than the beginning of the fellowship year and no earlier than five years before the beginning of the fellowship year. If you are interested, consult and apply through the website http://www.c-fd.org. Please submit all materials prior to May 20, 2016, but review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, contact Sheila Lintott (sheila.lintott@bucknell.edu).

PRE-DOCS at MIT

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Predoctoral Fellowships.

The purpose of the Diversity Predoctoral Fellowships program is to enhance diversity in the School and to provide the Fellow with additional professional support and mentoring as they enter the field.

The fellowships are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of SHASS and the higher education community. Applicants from members of racial and ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in the humanities and social sciences and from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

These Fellowships support graduate scholars for a 9-month appointment at MIT that generally runs from September through May. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other PhD requirements to finish their dissertations with access to libraries and faculty of the School. Fellows may be pursuing the PhD degree in any discipline or area taught in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.  Current fields of study can be viewed on the MIT-SHASS website. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program in the School. Fellows will not be required to teach while at MIT.

This year up to seven Fellowships will be awarded.  Each Fellowship provides a stipend of $37,500, office area, and library privileges.

In order to qualify for this Fellowship candidates must be:

  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Enrolled in a PhD program in the humanities or social sciences at an accredited institution other than MIT, have passed their PhD qualifying examinations, and have an approved dissertation proposal.
  • Be a student of exceptional academic merit who belongs to a group underrepresented in higher education.

Applications consist of:

  • A 2-3 page personal statement describing the student’s work, dissertation, and providing any information that the student would like to present to the selection committee.  The statement should address the dissertation’s aim, methodologies (how the student will conduct the research), originality, and contribution to its field.
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Letter from Advisor

All applications and attached materials are due no later than Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late applications will not be considered.

These materials should be sent to the SHASS Dean’s office at predoc-shass@mit.edu. They can be transmitted in more than one email.

Questions can be addressed to the SHASS Dean’s office at predoc-shass@mit.edu.

For further information go to:

http://shass.mit.edu/inside/resources/internal/diversity-predoc

 

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

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/