Looking for Mellon Sawyer postdoctoral fellow

The Anthropology Department at UC Davis and the Davis Humanities Center will appoint an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Fellow will be involved in the scholarly activities of the Sawyer Seminar, “Indigenous Cosmopolitics: Dialogues About the Reconstitution of Worlds” that will unfold during that academic year.

The fellow will help organize and participate in seminar events (including workshops, public lectures and reading groups) and design and teach a one quarter-long/ten weeks introductory undergraduate course on the topic. The appointment will be from August 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Stipend is $50,000.

Eligibility: Candidates must have earned the doctoral degree no earlier than January 2009 and no later than July 2012.

We welcome applicants from anthropology, geography, cultural studies, environmental studies, history, critical law, literature, philosophy, sociology, science and technology studies, and various interdisciplinary combinations. We seek creativity and encourage applications by scholars working on the themes of conceptual relevance to the seminar. Topics may include: politics and state/non-state formations, cultures of history, law and property, political ecologies/economies/ontologies, death and life, new materialisms, embodiment and nature-culture assemblages. A focus on indigeneity is preferred but not exclusive.

There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Application Materials: Letters of application and supporting material should include the following: 1) A two-page cover letter stating your interest in the Postdoctoral Fellowship providing details on your current research and how it would benefit from and contribute to the Sawyer Seminar; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Two letters of reference; 4) One writing sample (30 pages maximum). 5) A brief course proposal for a one-semester course that would introduce undergraduate students to the topic.

Please double-space and use 12-point type.

Apply: Deadline for application submission is 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2012. Applications must be submitted online. Recommendation letters should be emailed directly by the referees to the same email address by the same deadline.

Address letters and administrative questions to:

Grace de Guzman
Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee
Department of Anthropology
UC Davis
1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-754-4936; fax: 530-752-8885; email: gdeguzman@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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