Fellows

We are pleased to offer two fellowships for the 2014-2015 year:

Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice 

Location: Providence, RI 

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2014-2015) as the Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any humanities or social science discipline (or will obtain a Ph.D. by June 2014) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; or philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom. Applicants working on questions of gender, contemporary racial formations, public history, and memory are welcome. The successful applicant would be expected to offer one course in a department to be agreed upon at the time of hire. He/she will be expected to be a regular participant in the Fellows seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The fellowship stipend will be $45,000- $50,000.

Deadline for all submissions is February 15, 2014.

Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23067

Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.

 

JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY AND THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY AND JUSTICE JOINT FELLOW

Location: Providenc, RI

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) and The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University invite applications for a joint JCB/CSSJ residential research fellowship for the academic year 2014-2015. The fellowship is open to those who have recently completed their PhDs*, assistant professors, as well as independent scholars who are working on any topic to do with the history of slavery and abolition that might benefit from extended access to the collections of the JCB, in particular, and from other collections on Brown's campus, including that of the John Hay Library. The JCB/CSSJ Fellow would be expected to be a regular participant in the activities sponsored by both host organizations, and would be eligible for housing in the JCB's fellows' residence, Fiering House, located just four blocks from the Library and five blocks from the CSSJ. The JCB/CSSJ Fellow will have the opportunity to teach a course in a department at Brown that would align with the fellow's research interests, using materials from the JCB collections. The stipend for the fellowship is $45,000, with residency required from Sept. 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

Deadline for submission of all materials is February 15, 2014. For more about the John Carter Brown Library and its collections, please visit www.jcbl.org

Please direct any questions to Shana Weinberg, Center Manager at: shana_weinberg@brown.edu. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

*PhD candidates are welcome to apply for the JCB/CSSJ Fellowship if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by May 30, 2014.

Application Instructions

Please apply directly through the Interfolio system at: http://apply.interfolio.com/24180

The application requires: 1. A single PDF file with a cover page that has the applicant's name, affiliation, contact information, title of the project, and a 100-word abstract; a statement of project (up to 1000 words), and a brief narrative proposal (up to 500 words) for the required course that might be taught from JCB collections; 2. A writing sample; 3. CV; and 4. Three (3) letters of references from scholars acquainted with the applicant's JCB/CSSJ Fellowship research proposal, speak specifically to its merits, and to any teaching that the referee has observed.