Office of the Dean School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
116 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377
The School of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for three two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. We are especially seeking one fellow in Philosophy and one in English literature.
Eligibility is limited to applicants who have received the Ph.D. within two years of the time they would begin their appointment at Penn, that is, no earlier than August, 2009. Penn Ph.D.'s are eligible. For the class of 2011-2013, we are especially seeking fellows in Music Theory, Art History (with particular emphasis in Renaissance and/or Baroque), History (specializing in 19th-20th century U.S. International history, or environmental history in any place or time), East Asian Studies (specializing in East Asian religion or East Asian popular culture), and South Asian Studies.
The fellows will teach one course a semester for the two years of their appointment at Penn. The stipend is $48,000. The fellows will also have a one-time $5,000 budget for research support during the two years of their appointment, to be used for research travel, conference travel, publication expenses, or stipends to student research assistants. They will receive single health, dental, and life insurance. The fellows will be provided with an office by their departments; the Mellon funds will pay to prov f serferwide them with a computer and printer. The chair and undergraduate chair of the department will work with each fellow on matters of teaching. However, as indicated above, each fellow will also be assigned a faculty mentor closely connected with the area of his or her research; that mentor will be responsible for ensuring that the fellow is connected to the research resources and community at Penn. The fellows will also be affiliated with the Penn Humanities Forum and be invited to take a place in all of its activities, including the weekly seminars and programs, and so will also be connected to a wider community of humanities scholarship at Penn.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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