08/31/2007 – 15:19
Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies, to begin in the fall of 2008, preferably with a specialization in cultural history, cultural studies, film studies, contemporary politics, and/or social movements, although other specializations may be considered. New Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply.The successful candidate will have an appointment in the American Studies Program and will teach one course per semester, including lower-level courses such as the Introduction to American Studies and upper-level courses from his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate will also advise students conducting research in Asian American Studies and American Studies.The Mellon Fellows at Williams are included in the activities of the American Studies Program and of other related departments and programs as regular junior faculty members. They work closely with a faculty mentor; they participate in Williams’ Project for Effective Teaching; and they receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures.The fellowship includes a salary of $36,000 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States.Please submit a letter of application, c.v., a graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of teaching interests. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2007 and continue until the search is completed. Send application materials to:K. Scott WongAmerican Studies ProgramStetson HallWilliams College Williamstown, MA 01267Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution, offering undergraduate education to its 2,000 students. The College has built its reputation on a long tradition of outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Among the opportunities that Williams offers its students and approximately 260 faculty members are interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Multicultural Center, the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Center for Environmental Studies as well as extensive library and museum collections, state-of-the-art theatre and dance facilities, a center for information technology, and well-equipped laboratories. See also Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Williams College especially welcomes and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.