Grinnell College, Anthropology, Sociology, Religious Studies, or Political Science
TWO-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
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GRINNELL COLLEGE. Grinnell College invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin in August 2014. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. in 2011 or later in Peace Studies, Conflict Analysis/Resolution, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or Religious Studies. The Fellowship includes a full-time salary, benefits, and support for research and travel. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The annual teaching load for the Fellow is two courses per year (one per semester) and will include one regularly offered course in the Anthropology, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology Department curriculum. Possible teaching areas include Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Analysis, and other courses in the regular curriculum of the Anthropology, Religious Studies, Political Science, or Sociology Departments. The Fellow also will be expected to share his or her research with the Grinnell community, to be an active member of the Peace and Conflict Studies advisory committee, and to be a contributing member of the Anthropology, Religious Studies, Political Science, or Sociology faculty. Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses the particular features of regional/historical conflict and the general intellectual frameworks developed to explain and analyze such conflicts from a field-based perspective.
In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity—of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives—as one of its core values. The committee will begin screening applications June 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), syllabi for an Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course or a conflict analysis course, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this position should be directed to the search chair, Professor Brigittine French, at [PSPsearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4343.
Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
Questions about this position should be directed to the search chair, Professor Brigittine French, at [PSPsearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4343.
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