Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Missouri, United States|
The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations, a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.
American Culture Studies is a robust endowed program that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual community and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences; it serves as home to an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate program, and collaborative research and teaching activities. The AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per year, work with undergraduate advisees, and actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual life of American Culture Studies (which includes the Americanist Dinner Forum, a monthly cross-disciplinary exchange among faculty and graduate students on shared research problematics; AMCS Workshops; and AMCS Faculty Program Initiatives in Modern Segregation, Performance and Popular Culture, and American Intimacies). Accordingly, Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The main goal in this postdoctoral program is the intellectual development of the Fellows and ourselves through productive academic interaction. Consult our website (amcs.wustl.edu) for more information about the program and its many opportunities.
We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, at the same time as they are deeply engaged with ethnographic and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of relations of production, reproduction and/or regulation, particularly as they center on the history and theory of the family and intimate relations; sexuality; and/or the body.
To be considered, candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2010, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2014.
The Fellow will receive a salary of approximately $43,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, which may be supplemented in cases of demonstrated need. Applicants should submit cover letter, c.v., research and teaching statements (each 500 words), three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcript. All candidates must apply online. Details are available on the AMCS program website at http://amcs.wustl.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships. On-line Registration must be received by January 13, 2014 for consideration and applications that are complete by that date will receive fullest consideration. The search committee will begin to review applications on January 1. Hard copy supporting materials should be sent to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, American Culture Studies Program, Campus Box 1126, 151 McMillan Hall, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130.
Washington University is an AA/EO employer, and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.
Tina Marti, Administrative Coordinator
|Primary Category:||Cultural History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality