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DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

For inquiries, please contact sgockows@gettysburg.edu

The Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges invites applications in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for Scholar-in-Residence appointments. Applicants should be working toward a PhD, or should have been awarded the degree no more than five years prior to the date of the application. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents, committed and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of member colleges and their faculties.

Scholars will receive a salary equivalent to that for beginning instructors or assistant professors. Postdoctoral scholars will be assigned to teach no more than 60% of the sponsoring institution’s teaching load, and participate in other activities at the host institution. Mentoring of teaching and scholarship will be provided. 

Applications are shared with all Consortium member schools that subsequently award appointments according to their policies and procedures.

While there is no deadline, most member schools begin reviewing applications in the fall.

Applications submitted on or after July 1, 2014 will be considered during 2014-15 for fellowships in academic year 2015-16.

Consortium Members Institutions: Allegheny College • Bard College at Simon’s Rock • Bowdoin College • Bryn Mawr College • Carleton College •Centenary College of LA •College of the Holy Cross  •Colorado College • Denison University • DePauw University • Dickinson College • Gettysburg College • Goucher College • Grinnell College • Gustavus Adolphus College • Hamilton College • Haverford College • Hobart and William Smith Colleges • Lafayette College • Lawrence University • Luther College • Macalester College • Mount Holyoke College • Muhlenberg College • Oberlin College • Pitzer College • Pomona College • Reed College • University of Richmond • Ripon College • Saint Olaf College • Scripps College  • Skidmore College • Smith College • Southwestern University • Swarthmore College • Trinity College • Vassar College • Wellesley College • The College of Wooster

Please visit http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/for information and to apply.

For inquiries contact sgockows@gettysburg.edu 

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Mellon Scholars Program in African American History

The Library Company of Philadelphia's Program in African American History (PAAH), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce the next round of the Mellon Scholars Program of fellowships, internships, and a workshop for 2014-2015. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. For application procedures and additional information, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/paah/fellowships.htm.

The Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The following fellowships will be offered for 2014-2015:

- Dissertation fellowships, with a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year, or $12,500 for one semester. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.
- Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015; application deadline March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

The Mellon Scholars Internship Program is a four-week summer program (June 2 to June 27, 2014) that provides potential scholars of early African American history with experience in original archival research, guidance on applying to graduate school and developing research agendas, and exposure to the work of research libraries. Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and will receive a $1,500 stipend and an allowance for room, board, and travel to and from Philadelphia. Application deadline: March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop is a one-week professional development program (June 16 to June 20, 2014) designed to prepare students for the transition to graduate study and for conducting independent research in early African American history archival collections. Workshop participants will be recent college graduates or students in their first years of graduate study and will receive an allowance of up to $1,200 to cover the cost of travel, room, and board.
Application deadline: March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.
Application Procedure:  For application procedures and additional information, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/paah/fellowships.htm
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2014
Additonal Information:  For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at era@udel.edu.
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The University of Notre Dame | Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Program seeks scholars who will contribute to the intellectual vibrancy, cultural competency, and research excellence of The University of Notre Dame. Fellows selected will engage in a comprehensive research, teaching, and mentoring experience. Promising candidates in any discipline who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

1.     Scholars whose research focuses on Gender, First Nations/Native American, African/Africana/African-American, Asian/Asian American, Ethnic, Latino/a or Latin American Studies

2.     Scholars whose experience, teaching and/or research promise to enhance cultural competency and diversity within the American educational landscape or who are interested in exploring the implications of such work for liberal education in the Catholic tradition

3.     Scholars with a track record of involvement in initiatives aimed at promoting diversity in higher education through teaching or research

4.     Scholars in any discipline from one of the populations underrepresented historically in American higher education (e.g., Women, Native American, African American, Asian American, or Latino/a)

In addition to their research, Fellows will teach one course each semester during their tenure.  The first will be in the area of their specialization.  The second will be a core undergraduate offering for the department serving as their home. Fellows will also be part of mentoring initiatives developed and sponsored by their host department, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and the Office of the Provost. These will be geared toward long-term professional development and the evaluation of each fellow for possible appointment to a teaching-and-research position at the University.

These postdoctoral appointments are for a one-year term and are renewable for a second year.  They will carry a starting annual salary of $50,000.  Health insurance and $5,000 for relocation/research expenses will also be part of the fellowship package.  Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2014 or have received the terminal degree in their discipline within the past five years.  Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Applicants are invited to apply online at http://diversity.Nd.Edu/moreau-postdocs  Materials to be submitted include: [1] a cover letter detailing the applicant’s specific qualifications for the fellowship; the primary field of expertise; a description of how she/he will contribute to broadening the perspective and intellectual diversity of the university; [2] the names of up to two departments at Notre Dame to which the application should be forwarded for consideration; [3] a proposed plan for research to be undertaken during the tenure of the fellowship, not to exceed five pages; and [4] a curriculum vitae. Applicants will be asked for the names of three scholars who can provide references.  For those having received their terminal degree within the last year, one reference letter must be from the dissertation advisor.

The application cycle is currently open. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until all Fellows have been selected. 

“The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

moreauscholars@nd.edu

Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Notre Dame • Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602

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New Perspectives on Violence and Revolution in the African Diaspora:
A Workshop for Junior Faculty, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and  

Advanced Graduate Students, Sponsored by the

George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center

April 4–5, 2014: The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus)

The past several years have seen an explosion of exciting new perspectives on the subjects of race, gender, transnationalism, revolution, spiritual and religious practices, modernity, and colonialism. All of these themes have provided launching points for discussions and research about the lives and cultures of African descended peoples in the Diaspora. Some of the best new work on these topics is being done by advanced graduate students and scholars in the early stages of their careers. To highlight and encourage this work by these emerging scholars, the Richards Civil War Era Center at The Pennsylvania State University, in conjunction with the Africana Research Center, invites proposals from early career scholars within three years of having received their PhD and advanced graduate students who are writing their dissertations for the second annual emerging scholars workshop. Taking place April 4–5, 2014, at Penn State, the workshop will provide a forum for innovative young scholars to discuss new projects on the breadth and impact of the African Diaspora with faculty and graduate students from the Departments of History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, English, and African and African American Studies.

Workshop papers should be no more than ten pages in length and pertain to works-in-progress rather than dissertation projects or book manuscripts nearing completion. Submissions will be pre-circulated to registered attendees and Penn State faculty, including select scholars chosen to provide detailed commentary on the papers. Presenters will therefore have the benefit, not only of expert faculty feedback, but informed audience commentary and questions – extending from the immediate context of their papers to broader conversations around the issues of violence and revolution in the diaspora. Presenters can and should assume that commenters and audience members will have a basic level of familiarity and comfort with theoretical and historical literature on various aspects of the African diaspora.

Potential Paper Topics Include:

-          Africa, empire, and the Atlantic World: imagining unconventional Atlantic (and hemispheric) narratives.

-          Black politics and white allies: the long freedom struggle of African descended peoples and its complex links to white political and social organizations.

-          Masculinity, femininity, and gender performativity: what are the gendered politics of revolution, challenges to the common perception of revolutionaries as male, gendered representations of violence or revolution.

-          Sex, slavery, and intimate relations: the gendered and sexualized nature of resistance, gendered and/or sexual violence.

-          Resistance and Revolutions: the causes, processes, and impacts of struggle.

-          Labor, bodies, and objects: scholarship on race and gender and the extraction of labor from diasporic bodies.

Interested parties should submit a complete CV and a proposal of no more than 500 words to Antwain K. Hunter (akh171@psu.edu) or Susan Cooke Weeber (sweeber@psu.edu) by Nov. 30, 2013. Travel funding is available, courtesy of the Richards Civil War Era Center. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Matthew Isham, Managing Director of the Richards Center at mri113@psu.edu

 

This publication is available in alternative media on request.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; Tel 814-865-4700/V, 814-863-0471/TTY.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please consult the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151 in advance of your participation or visit. U.Ed. LBA 14-73

 

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Fellow Colleagues of the NATIONAL COUNCIL for BLACK STUDIES,

Our organization extends an invitation to you to participate in the Louisiana Reconstruction Conference to be held February 7-8, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.
 
Our Abstract Submission Deadline for the Louisiana Reconstruction Conference has been extended to Friday, October 4, 2013. We are seeking presenters particularly for the session topic - Education.  You are encouraged to either submit an abstract or share this communication with some who maybe very interested.
We thank you for your support!
Gratefully Yours,
Leon A. Waters
Conference Chair
Louisiana Public History Forum (LPHF)
1132 Arabella Street
New Orleans, LA. 70115

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S. C. A. A. S. I.
Southern Conference On African American Studies, Inc.
 
Call For Papers
S. C. A. A. S. I. Convention - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
February 6, 7, 8, 2014
 
theme
The Aftermath of the Brown Decision:
60 Years Later
 
Proposal Deadline–October 15, 2013
proposal considered in disciplines such as
History, Literature, Political Science, Music, Art, Counseling, Sociology, Education, etc.
 
MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED for program consideration!
 
Completed paper must be received on or by December 25, 2013!
Complete Sessions, as well as individual papers are considered!
 
Send proposal to
Dr. Howard Jones [Exec. Sec.]     P. O. Box 330163     Houston, TX   77233-0163
or Tel./FAX: 713-641-9711     Or Email: scaasi6@aol.com
(Preferably-please Email)          See web: www.scaasi.org
 
Not just paper presenters are needed, but please indicate what other role(s) you would like to play at the Convention!
 
Preside over a session. . .
     Serve as a Discussant at a session (please indicate your field of endeavor). . .
          Serve as a Judge for Student Quiz Bowl. . .
               Serve as a Judge for Student Essay Contest. . .
                    Serve as a Judge for Student Poetry Contest. . .
                         Serve as a Host/Hostess at Reception or Registration table. . .
                              Help conduct University/City tour. . .
                                   Be a vendor. . .
                                        Serve on a PANEL discussing an issue (you mut organize the same). . .
 
PLEASE SEND CONTACT INFORMATION. . .

National Council for Black Studies, Inc.
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