Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies
The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post- doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department at Northwestern. We are interested in candidates who could affiliate with one of the following participating departments: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and one of the listed substantive fields, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.
Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events, and by giving a public talk once each year. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.
Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2013. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2018. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $58,500 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. Up to $1,000 is also available for allowable travel expenses for an area visit prior to the start of the postdoc term. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 5, 2018. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 12, 2018. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.