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Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 8, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies
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Full Time
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American Studies at Princeton University, founded in 1943, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, and culture of the United States, in ways that transcend the traditional disciplines. The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2022-23 to a distinguished writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate's teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course.

The appointment period will be for one semester only: Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Appointees "in residence" will reside in Princeton or the local vicinity, and demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities. "Commuting" appointees will live within daily commuting distance of Princeton's campus and will not be expected to be on campus on a daily basis. Both types of appointees will be expected to perform the following, core duties:

The Anschutz Fellow will teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program during this one-semester appointment. The seminar will be composed of not more than 15 students, and will meet for three hours weekly over the 12-week teaching semester. In addition to teaching and holding weekly office hours to meet with enrolled students, the Fellow will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the American Studies Program, including participation in a wide range of events and activities on campus (such as participating in the American Studies workshop). The Fellow will also deliver at least one public lecture to the University. The Fellow will enjoy full access to Firestone Library, a computer-equipped campus office during the appointment period, and access to various University facilities.

A Fellow who must relocate to Princeton or the local vicinity will receive a salary of $90,000, plus benefits-eligibility. A Fellow who commutes to campus will receive a salary of $60,000, plus benefits-eligibility.

To apply, please visit and submit the following materials by no later than 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2021: A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing your proposed seminar and public lecture. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials later.

For additional information, please see our website, or call (609) 258-4710.

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