The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship related to the study of race and ethnicity to begin in August 2018. The Fellow will teach three courses per year, ideally including an introductory level course related to the study of race and/or ethnicity along with two additional courses aligned with the research interests of the applicant.
The College would like this postdoctoral position to address some of the larger issues and politics facing the United States today. As a result, we especially invite applications from scholars who work either on the philosophy of race or on the political economy of race, gender, and class, particularly in relation to urban politics. A key priority of this fellowship is to encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to consider tenure-track opportunities at liberal arts colleges and universities.
The Fellow will receive mentorship from faculty affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and an appropriate College department. The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies encourages and supports innovative teaching and scholarship that reaches across academic fields and methods. Several academic programs are part of the Center including Africana Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies. Other interdisciplinary minors and majors in fields as diverse as Neuroscience and Architectural Studies are also administered through the Center. For more information, see https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/center-interdisciplinary-studies
The full-time fellowship offers a competitive salary and full benefits as well as conference travel support and a $2000 faculty development account to support scholarship. Renewal for the second year will be contingent on a successful first-year review.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as promise of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate must have earned the doctorate by August 2018.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/47987 .
Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 23, 2018. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Lorelle Semley, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at LSemley@holycross.edu.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.