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Mellon Post-Doc in Race and Environment

2014 January 1
by Shared by Steve Rust

Could be a great opportunity for a recent PhD to make a unique contribution to ecomedia studies if you can convince the application committee that you work is suited to the appointment.

Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment Brown University

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment. The successful candidate will interrogate the integration of race and inequality with Environmental Studies and environmental justice. Ideally, s/he will work (or at least teach) transnationally. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The successful candidate must show exceptional scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one course a semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies related to their position, with the possibility of cross-listing with the relevant units. The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and is expected to interact with units relevant to her/his core discipline. S/he will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center, where s/he will participate in Center activities.

Fellows have the opportunity to interact with Brown faculty affiliated with the Center, to participate in fellows’ seminars, lectures, and conferences, and to participate in the planning of working groups and large scale seminars on various topics. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

Fellows receive stipends of $61,449 the first year and a $63,907 the second year, plus standard fellow benefits and a $2000 per year research budget. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses s/he has prepared (and/or a list of possible courses), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference, by 15 February 2014 via Interfolio <>.

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

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