Public Humanities Initiative | Postdoctoral Fellows

Rice University

Houston, TX

ID: 7066380
Posted: May 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Humanities Research Center’s Public Humanities Initiative (https://hrc.rice.edu/publichumanities) invites recent PHDs from the Rice University School of Humanities who will have received their degree between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 to apply for two recently opened postdoctoral positions as public humanities postdoctoral fellows. Priority will be given to candidates whose work addresses “Race and Culture” or “Ethics and Society.” The fellows will divide their time between developing their own research, teaching one course (or equivalent workshops), and working to develop programming and curricular initiatives across the School of Humanities (e.g., African and African-American Studies, Ethics Institute, Medical Humanities and/or Politics, Law, and Social Thought).

Salary:
The positions are each full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointments. Fellows will receive an annual salary of $55,000.

Eligibility:
All graduate students in the Rice University, School of Humanities who will have received their degree between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 and will be in residence in Houston from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Applicants must have demonstrated research interest in the public humanities and have excellent communication, administration, and time-management skills.

Application Materials:
- Cover letter indicating experience in public humanities
- Three page CV + names and contact emails of two faculty members and/or employers who would be willing to provide recommendation letters upon request
- 500-word research project proposal

Deadline: June 5, 2020.

Education Required
Major/Discipline
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Humanities

Education Preferred
Experience Required
Experience Preferred
Experience in organizing and completing administrative tasks or event planning.

Skills Required
Skills Preferred
Physical Demands
Working in an office and classroom environment.

Working Conditions
- Regular office and classroom conditions
- Evening and weekend events on occasion

Security Sensitive
As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Essential Personnel
Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.

Rice University Standard of Civility
Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Materials:
Cover letter indicating experience in public humanities
Three page CV + names and contact emails of two faculty members and/or employers who would be willing to provide recommendation letters upon request
500-word research project proposal



 

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