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Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship for Educational Diversity

Posted by CRPR on December 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship for Educational Diversity


Middlebury College invites applications for a dissertation fellowship for academic year 2012-13.  We seek graduate students with a clear commitment and ability to advance educational diversity, either through the nature of their scholarly work, or through their ability to model success in fields where their own backgrounds and experiences may be underrepresented. Fellows will receive mentorship from faculty committed to excellence in scholarship and in undergraduate education.  Fellows will be hosted by an appropriate department or program, and will be expected to teach one one-semester course.  Fellows may apply to extend their affiliation with Middlebury to a second year.  The annual stipend for the position is $30,000.  Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. (e.g., non-U.S. citizen Ph.D. students would need to have employment authorization from their home institution that will allow them to receive a stipend from Middlebury College).


The Philosophy Department at Middlebury is especially receptive to hosting a Dissertation Fellow.


Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all application materials. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  The application deadline is January 18, 2012.  Through Interfolio, please submit the following:  C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your dissertation advisor, dissertation abstract, one-page [approximately 250 words] work plan for completion of dissertation, personal statement, and official graduate transcripts. More information:


Inquiries should be sent to Professor Kareem Khalifa (Philosophy Department) or Dean Jim Ralph, co-chairs of the Dissertation Fellowship Search Committee, at [email protected]


Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement its increasingly diverse student body.


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2012

Posted by CRPR on October 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2012. 3 courses/quarter (9/year), undergraduate. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Environmental Ethics and Policy.  AOC: Open; however, the department has teaching needs in feminism and race studies. Candidates with appropriate qualifications will also be expected to contribute leadership and expertise to the interdisciplinary degree program in Science, Technology, and Society. Teaching duties also include lower-division general education courses. Ph.D. required by September 1, 2012. Experience preferred. Salary competitive. Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. For a full position description, see  Application should include: (1) a cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching and research experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; this must include a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment with examples of past experiences; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference, at least one of which (at least in part) addresses teaching qualifications; (4) names, addresses and phone numbers of two additional references; (5) a writing sample; (6) a completed application form, which can be obtained from the URL above; (7) a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists). Send application to: Philosophy Search Committee, c/o Peter Ross, Philosophy Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768.  The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications postmarked by December 9, 2011

Five College Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2012-13

Posted by CRPR on September 26, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Five College Fellowship Program 2012-13


Five Colleges is pleased to announce its search for Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. This year we expect to award four fellowships for 2012-13.

Each Fellow will be hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Applications are to the program, not to a specific hosting campus.

This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.

The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium.

While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.

To apply: Application is online through the Human Resources office at Smith College, which has agreed to administer this search on behalf of the Consortium.

Click here for directions on how to apply.

Term of Fellowship: August 31, 2012 to May 31, 2013 (non-renewable)

Stipend: $30,000

Review of Applications Begins: January 2, 2012

Awards Announced: March, 2012



Posted by CRPR on September 26, 2011 at 9:45 AM

The Center for the Study ofRace, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of theSocial Science Research Institute at Duke University, is pleased to announcethe establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Cook, a political scientist, was the firstblack tenured professor at Duke University and served as a member of the DukeUniversity Board of Trustees from 1981-1993 and is now a Trustee Emeritus.


REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in examining theconstructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspectivecan engage each other in dialogue and collaboration. Our questions and ourmethodologies draw on disciplinary backgrounds that include economics, history,political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Scholarsinterested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of gender withrace and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this one-year fellowship.Individuals working in the field of comparative race are also encouraged toapply.  Postdoctoral fellows teach onecourse during the year, present their research at one of the center's monthlyresearch colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing.


Fields:    Applications for study in any social sciencediscipline are welcome. Please specify your home discipline and/or thediscipline in which you received your Ph.D.


Stipend:  $40,000 per fellowship period.  Health benefits areavailable.  Some funds are available for research expenses, includingconference travel.


Fellowship Period: August 1, 2012 - May 15, 2013.


Eligibility: The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship or scholarlyinterest in the study of race, ethnicity, or the intersection of gender withrace and ethnicity.  Applicants mustcomplete all requirements for the doctoral degree by August 2012.  Preference will be given to individuals whoare within five years of their degree, but more senior applicants will beconsidered.


Application materials: Applicants must submit an application letter (includingemail address) in which the applicant clearly identifies the area or disciplineof proposed research, curriculum vitae, sample publications and/or dissertationchapters, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research plans and adescription of the course you prefer to teach. The research statement should bea separate document and not included in a cover letter. If recommendationletters accompany application materials they should be in a sealedenvelope.  Please indicate in applicationletter if you are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Also, indicate whether you now, or in thefuture require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., Green Card, H-1B,TN, J-1.)



All materials should be sent to the address below and must be postmarked byJanuary 16, 2012.  Submitted material will not be returned to theapplicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Duke University

Social Science Research Institute

Box 90420 / Erwin Mill

Durham, NC 27705


Telephone (919) 681-2702



Question should be directedto:


Professor Paula D. McClain ([email protected])


Professor Kerry L. Haynie([email protected])


Job Ad, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

Posted by CRPR on September 26, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Northeastern IllinoisUniversity, Chicago, IL.

Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning fall semester 2012. 6courses/year, undergraduate.  ThePhilosophy Program of Northeastern Illinois University invites applications fora tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning August2012. AOS: 19th/20th century Continental.  AOC: one or more of the following: AfricanAmerican Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language,Caribbean/Latin American Philosophy and Philosophy of Science. The successfulcandidate will be expected to teach a 3-3 course load including a variety ofintroductory, advanced courses, and courses in our General Education program, andbe an active participant in our vibrant department.  Ph.D. degree in philosophy required at timeof appointment.  Materials, including atleast one of the letters, must provide evidence of teaching excellence. Pleasesubmit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, writing sample, andthree letters of reference by November 15th to Dr. Daniel Milsky,Coordinator, Philosophy Program, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St.Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.  NEIU is anequal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications fromwomen and minorities as well as other qualified individuals.


CFP: Hypatia Special Issue: "Crossing Borders"

Posted by CRPR on July 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

November 15, 2011 submission deadline


Crossing Borders:  A special issue of Hypatia


Volume 28, Number 2, Spring 2013

Guest Editor: Sally Scholz


Hypatia seeks papers for a special issue on Crossing Borders featuring important new feminist philosophical scholarship on the issues, theories, and strategies of feminist response to the prospects and problems of globalized relations.  Globalization offers many challenges and promises for feminist theory.  Feminists in philosophy and related disciplines have responded with a growing literature on global, transnational, post-colonial, and neo-colonial feminisms.  Even while social and political borders appear more porous with global communication and transportation, some nation-states are issuing ever more stringent immigration policies or refusing to enter global agreements for the prosecution of transnational crimes.  Globalization invites and implores feminist theorists and activists to look beyond national and even regional concerns to scrutinize the implications of theory and action on the lives of women across borders of nation-states, cultural and religious ideologies, global class, race and ethnicity, and other boundaries or margins that might be seen as dividing us in our differences.


Submissions from an array of feminist philosophical perspectives addressing topics related to this theme are welcome.  Possible topics include:

•       Issues of persons literally crossing borders such as immigration, human trafficking, global care chains, transnational adoption;

•       Issues that themselves cross borders of nation-state jurisdiction such as women and Human Security, War, International Law, and Crimes against Humanity, Violence against Women, War rape and genocide;

•       Feminist theories crossing borders: Third world feminisms & Transnational feminisms, Neocolonialism and feminism, Post-Colonial feminisms;

•       Intersection between feminist theory and Border Studies: feminist theoretical responses to Border studies & its canonical texts, Border Studies &Transnational feminism, philosophical narratives of borders in the wake of globalization;

•       Reconfiguring political philosophy through feminism: Global feminist coalitions, transnational feminist solidarities, feminism and Global Justice, transnational cyber feminist activism or communities.

Deadline for submission November 15, 2011.


Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words. For details please see Hypatia’s submission guidelines at

Please submit your paper to: When you submit, make sure to select “Crossing Borders” as your manuscript type, and also send an email to the guest editor ([email protected]) indicating the title of the paper you have submitted.


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