Mellon Post-Doctoral Program
Haverford College is pleased to have the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in establishing an endowed fellowship program designed to nurture the professional potential of an emerging generation of young humanists. As a liberal arts college dedicated to the complementary pursuits of excellent teaching and advanced scholarship, Haverford has a profound stake in ensuring continuity in the tradition of scholar-teachers. We likewise believe that an institution such as ours, with its opportunities for faculty development through intimate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy, provides an ideal setting for cultivating the creative energies of young scholars. At the same time, Haverford has much to gain from the steady infusion of fresh intellectual and pedagogical perspectives brought by the Fellows from their recent university training and experience.
Haverford's program for Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows is organized to provide five key instruments of professional advancement: meaningful teaching (Fellows teach one course per term, with the expectation that they will supplement the curriculum with innovative course designs); collaborative intellectual exploration (through participation during the first year in the year-long John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Seminar); interaction with the broader world of scholarship and public life (focused in the Fellowship's second year through the staging of a symposium connected to the Fellow's teaching and research interests); mentoring (through association with host departments and programs, as well as the Faculty Seminar); and the time and resources for scholarly endeavor (a reduced teaching load, support for research, and funds for travel to professional conferences).
2013 John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities Mellon Post-Doc Search
The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College currently is accepting applications for its two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2013. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. The search criteria reflects the topic of the Faculty Seminar for 2013-14, Faculty Seminar for 2013-14 The Anarchist Tradition, Revisited, led by Craig Borowiak (Political Science) and desirable possible areas of specialization.
2013 Search Charge
The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2013. We seek scholars interested in the anarchist tradition and its historical and contemporary influence on art, politics, and culture. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Area of specialization is open, but might include history, history of art, music, political science, political economy, anthropology, literature, sociology, philosophy, and cultural studies, among other possibilities. Scholars with broad historical and interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.
During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a yearlong faculty seminar led by Associate Professor Craig Borowiak (Political Science) entitled "The Anarchist Tradition, Revisited." Pushing beyond popular caricatures of conspiratorial bomb throwers and adolescent rebels, this seminar takes anarchism seriously as a political and cultural tradition with its own philosophies, aesthetics, histories, and modes of social mobilization. The seminar will engage both classic anarchist writings and contemporary expressions of anarchist political philosophy. The seminar will focus not only on anarchism's anti-authority message but also on its message of social cooperation and mutual aid. Seminar participants will examine the different forms that anarchism has taken and the extent of anarchism's influence on different social movements around the world. We will also examine some of the ways that anarchist philosophy has come to be reflected in music, art, drama, and literature (view a more detailed description). In the second year, the Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to his or her field funded by the Hurford Center.
During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Fellow will teach one course at the introductory/intermediate or advanced level. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one for a broad-based introductory course, the other for a more specialized or advanced course. The successful candidate will demonstrate readiness to teach a diverse student body.
Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2008 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 31, 2013 are eligible. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two course proposals and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Emily Carey Cronin
John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
Haverford PA 19041
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