The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity, a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.
American Culture Studies is a robust endowed program that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual community and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences; it serves as home to an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate program, and collaborative research and teaching activities. The AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per year, work with undergraduate advisees, and actively participate in and contribute to the intellectual life of American Culture Studies (which includes the Americanist Dinner Forum, a monthly cross-disciplinary exchange among faculty on shared research problematics; AMCS Workshops; and AMCS Faculty Program Initiatives in Modern Segregation, Performance and Popular Culture, and American Intimacies). Accordingly, Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The main goal in this postdoctoral program is the intellectual development of the Fellows and ourselves through productive academic interaction. Consult the AMCS website for more information about the program and its many opportunities.
We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, at the same time as they are deeply engaged with ethnographic and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of inequality, hierarchy, and power, especially as they pertain to matters of identity, membership, and exclusion.
To be considered, candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2010, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2014.
The Fellow will receive a salary of approximately $43,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, which may be supplemented in cases of demonstrated need. Applicants should submit cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, research and teaching statements (each 500 words), and graduate transcript. All candidates must apply online. Details are available on the AMCS program website at http://amcs.wustl.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships. On-line Registration must be received by January 13, 2014 for consideration and applications that are complete by that date will receive fullest consideration. The search committee will begin to review applications on January 1. Hard copy supporting materials should be sent to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, American Culture Studies Program, Campus Box 1126, 151 McMillan Hall, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130. Washington University is an AA/EO employer, and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.