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August 02, 2007

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities is one of the oldest and most established postdoctoral fellowship programs in the United States. The Society is proud to sponsor some of the most interesting interdisciplinary work in the humanities currently conducted in the United States.

Housed in the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Society serves as a hub of vibrant intellectual activity built around its Fellows and Governing Board, which includes some of Columbia's celebrated scholars and teachers. The fellowship offers a supportive and peaceful environment for junior scholars to produce the first works that are critical for launching their careers.

Alumni of the Society have become tenured faculty at some of the finest institutions of higher education in the United States and abroad, and include top-ranking scholars in fields such as anthropology, political science, music, art history, classics, and philosophy.

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2008-2009. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received the Ph.D. between 1 January 2004 and 1 July 2008. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as postdoctoral research fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $52,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $4,000 per annum.

For more information, please see http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html

Posted by idareyou at August 2, 2007 07:57 PM