Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immigration and American Society
The American Studies Program and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in immigration and American society, beginning Fall 2013. We seek a scholar who examines the immigrant experience in America, but we are open to expertise in any period, with a specialty in any immigrant group or groups, and we welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years.
The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer with a joint appointment in American Studies and Sociology, will teach one course per semester and receive a salary for 2013-2014 of $55,903 (plus benefits), with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year, with a COLA adjustment the second year. The Fellow will contribute to the vibrant intellectual communities of American Studies and Sociology; interdisciplinary connections and mentoring are available and encouraged.
Send a letter of interest outlining a research project and a possible course offering and a CV, including the names and addresses of three references, to Thomas Doherty, Kay Fellow Search Committee, American Studies Program MS005, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02453. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The deadline for application is November 20, 2012.
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