New Brunswick, NJ
Applications deadline: Friday, January 12, 2013
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies especially the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies are encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application (defense date no later than May 31, 2013), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach one course during their tenure at Rutgers.
The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies (http://latcar.rutgers.edu/) was founded in 1973, and offers interdisciplinary courses in Latino and Caribbean studies at the undergraduate level. The department’s mission includes the study of the Anglo, French and Hispanic Caribbean. Department faculty include 12 core, and 32 affiliate members, enriched by specializations in Africana Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy, Sociology Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literatures in English, French, and Spanish.
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, cultural and performance studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas.
There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to connect with broader academic and community-minded research units at the University, including the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Institute for Research on Women.
Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/18914
The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship, (2) a brief description of the course the candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research. Applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2013.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.