The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2010-11 with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, a group of faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work. Over the past three years the Center has also sought to work more closely with urban social movements both in New York City and beyond on the theme of The Right to the City.
Postdoctoral awards are residential and normally run for the academic year September-May. In addition to the stipend of $48,000 and a research space, Fellows have access to all CUNY research facilities. To be eligible, candidates should have their doctoral dissertations in hand and must have completed their dissertations within five years of taking up the Fellowship.
In addition to conducting their own research, Fellows will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar of the Center and support other initiatives of the Center, such as the promotion of conferences and symposia. The duties of the post-doc will also include active involvement with the Right to the City initiative with a particular eye to developing a Web site and communication links between the university and the social movements. During the year the post-doc will be expected to offer one graduate level course on a topic of their own choosing.
The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2010. Awards will be announced by May 1.
To apply, please send a 500 word letter of interest in relation to the activities of the Center and a 1000 word personal research plan; a curriculum vitae; a representative article or dissertation chapter; and three letters of recommendation to:
Center for Place, Culture and Politics,
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10016
Further information on the work of the Center and the theme for next year can be found on the Center's website, http://web.gc.cuny.edu/pcp/. CUNY is an equal opportunity employer.