[URBANTH-L]POSTDOC Fellowship in the Arts & Sciences at Bentley
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts & Sciences Bentley College
The Center for the Arts and Sciences at Bentley College, a business-focused
private university in greater Boston offering BS, BA, MS, MBA, and PhD
degrees, is pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts
and Sciences for academic year 2007-08. Recent PhDs in the humanities,
social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences are invited to apply.
The fellowship will allow emerging scholars to complete work on a project
related to the center's annual theme and to engage in intellectual exchange
with Bentley faculty and students. The theme for 2007-2008, Equalities and
Inequalities, is described in detail below. The Center encourages
interdisciplinary projects and in particular work that connects the arts and
sciences to business disciplines.
Candidates must have the doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins
and may not have received their doctoral degree earlier than September 2004.
The fellow will receive a total stipend of $40,000 (the NEH rate) for the
nine-month residency as well as health insurance, office space, and
borrowing privileges at Bentley College as well as at research libraries in
the Boston area, as needed. The fellow will meet regularly with Bentley
faculty fellows, present her work in a working seminar series, and offer one
undergraduate seminar, either in the fall or spring. The fellow must be in
residence at Bentley and may not be employed during the fellowship period.
A completed application will include six hard copies of all of the
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A project title and one-page abstract of the research and writing you
will undertake as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at Bentley
3. A detailed statement of the research or writing that you will complete as
a fellow. The statement should show the project's objectives, significance,
methodology, and relation to the Center's theme. The statement may not
exceed ten double-spaced pages, but can include a bibliography;
4. An article- or chapter-length writing sample, either published or in
5. A brief statement of teaching interests and one-page descriptions of at
least two seminars closely tied to your research that would be of interest
to Bentley undergraduates;
6. Two letters of recommendation.
All materials, including recommendation letters, should be postmarked no
later than March 1, 2007. All materials should be sent to:
Center for the Arts and Sciences
Waltham, MA 02452
We cannot accept materials that are faxed or emailed, nor can application
materials be returned. Incomplete or late applications will not be
considered. Awards will be announced in April 2007.
2007-2008 Theme: Equalities and Inequalities
The theme of this year's fellowship competition, Equalities and
Inequalities, addresses the issue of equality, broadly construed.
The successful applicant's research interests may be applied or theoretical.
He or she may be investigating concrete historical, social, economic,
scientific, quantitative or political phenomena, either within the United
States or in a global context. Alternatively, the applicant may be
interested in the notion of equality from a theoretical perspective. He or
she may be pursuing a conceptual analysis rooted in philosophy, economics,
political theory, religion, law, or the natural sciences, rather than an
empirical study. Applicants may be at work in any discipline in the
humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.
Examples of research topics related to the annual theme could include (for
illustrative purposes only):
. Changes in federal policies addressing income inequality in the United
States since the War on Poverty
. The rise of political movements explicitly opposed to affirmative action
and gay marriage
. Implications of the Human Genome Project for biological conceptions of
. Public perceptions of the meaning of equality in former socialist
countries of Eastern Europe
. Political unrest related to growing income differentials in rural China
. Quantitative analysis of living standards before and after adoption of
structural adjustment programs in Latin America
. Meaning of John Rawls' conception of equality in non-Western contexts
For terms of the fellowship and application procedure, please refer to the
full announcement above.
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