Mellon Postdoc Fellowship for "Crime and the City"
The Urban Studies Program of Brown University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning in September 2013 in the area of “Crime and the City.” We welcome applicants from all fields at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences (e.g., History, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Urban Studies, American Studies, Law and Society). The successful candidate will be able to bridge disciplines and analyze the discursive, ideological, and historical dimensions of crime, transgression, disorder, deviance, gangs, delinquency, policing, punishment, incarceration, and related subjects in a specifically urban context. Expertise in the urban, racial, ethnic, and other social connotations of crime and punishment is desirable. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2013. The degree must have been received within the previous five years, and must have been awarded from an institution other than Brown University. The successful applicant will teach one undergraduate course per semester on “Crime and the City” in the interdisciplinary Urban Studies Program and must be willing and able to participate in the weekly humanities fellows seminar and other activities of the Cogut Center for the Humanities as appropriate to his/her scholarship. The Cogut Center provides a stimulating scholarly environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary connections, and network with others in the Humanities. The Urban Studies Program provides a congenial setting in which to pursue research in both social science and humanities, teach talented and engaged students, and participate in the broader Brown and Providence communities. Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively, plus standard fellows' benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget. Applications should include (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement including ideas for courses on “Crime and the City”; and (4) the names, positions, and email addresses of three references who can write letters of recommendation. Applicants should submit their materials to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20966.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013.
Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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