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Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities: Anti-Racism

Employer
Humanities Center at Texas Tech
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
$37,000.00 - $37,000.00
Start date
Jul 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University invites applications for its Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, to be held over the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning on September 1, 2021.  This fellowship will be closely aligned with the Center’s scholarly theme for the year, Anti-Racism, and accordingly, the Center will prioritize applicants whose work contributes to anti-racist scholarship.  This position will target early career scholars with the potential to move in to a tenure-track position after the term of the award, and who would benefit from dedicated research and writing time as well as professional development mentoring.  Scholars in any humanities field are welcome to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants who plan to use libraries, archives, and other resources at Texas Tech and/or the Lubbock area. The selected Fellow must hold the Ph.D. by the start of the award, but must not have earned the degree before 2017.  The Center will also prioritize scholars with experience working in under-represented communities and/or with topics specific to the challenges faced by under-represented communities. 

We will begin reviewing applications July 23, 2021.  Applications should be submitted via Texas Tech's Human Resources platform BrassRing at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=634415

The dates for the Fellow’s term will be September 1, 2021 through May 15, 2022. The Fellowship carries a salary of $37,000, distributed over 9 months, plus fringe benefits, to be paid by the Center.  The visiting fellow will also be provided with a research budget of $3000 from the Office of Research and Innovation, to be used at the Fellow’s discretion for travel and/or research materials.  Finally, the Center’s visiting scholar will be paired with two faculty mentors at Texas Tech: one directly aligned with the Fellow’s field of research study, and a second at-large mentor available for broad consultation about the academic profession. 

This fellowship is primarily intended to support new research on anti-racism in the humanities, and as such, the fellow will have no assigned teaching with this position. 

The visiting fellow will be expected to:

  • work in residence on the TTU Lubbock campus on a full-time basis during the award tenure;
  • draft a brief written report (1,000 words) describing their experiences and their results, to be submitted no later than thirty days following the award period;
  • prepare and deliver to the TTU community a 45-minute public talk on their research in the Spring 2022;
  • participate in a series of informal workshops, brown bag talks, and panels addressing anti-racism distributed over the course of the academic year;
  • attend Humanities Center events, including public talks and receptions, during the tenure of the award.

The Fellow will be provided with an office and computer at the Humanities Center and full library privileges, including access to special collections, online databases, and interlibrary loan services. Housing is not included, but the Humanities Center can assist with finding it if requested.  Upon request, the TTU Humanities Center will help arrange for appropriate visa documents for foreign nationals. A visiting Fellow would be granted the status of "Foreign Exchange Visitor" (J-visa). A spouse and minor children may travel on the same visa as the scholar. The Humanities Center encourages foreign scholars to apply for the J-1 visa as per the standard procedures for visiting research scholars visiting the United States. We do not encourage scholars to apply for B or H visas.

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents:

  • An abstract of no more than 250 words describing your project.
  • A narrative of no more than 1000 words describing your project, and how, specifically, you propose to use our resources if selected for the Fellowship.
  • A C.V. of no more than 3 pages with an emphasis on work showing your suitability for undertaking the project you propose.
  • A statement of not more than 500 words explaining how the applicant’s previous and potential contributions enhance a culture of diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, creative activity and/or service.
  • The names and contact information of three people whom we may contact for recommendations. Brief descriptions of their work/discipline and relationship to the candidate would be appreciated.

 For additional questions, please contact Dr. Michael Borshuk, Director of the Humanities Center at Texas Tech at michael.borshuk@ttu.edu.

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