[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: ICIS Visiting Scholar Applications (Emory
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The Institute for Comparative and International Studies
Call for ICIS Visiting Scholar Applications
Theme Program, 2008-11
STATES AT REGIONAL RISK
Emory University's Institute for Comparative and International Studies
invites applications for a three-year visiting scholar position to begin
fall, 2008. This position emphasizes critical interdisciplinary scholarship
and will interface with the theme "States at Regional Risk" (SARR). ICIS has
received a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to develop
a program around this theme; project details are in the attached summary.
Targeted at recent PhDs, the position will be held at the rank of
post-doctoral fellow or visiting assistant professor, depending on the
background and credentials of the successful applicant. The field of
specialization is open across the social sciences and related fields,
including anthropology, history, political science, sociology, economics,
development studies, women's studies, and the liberal arts.
Interdisciplinary background and critical theory interests are welcome.
The ICIS theme program "States at Regional Risk" was undertaken to
substantively increase understanding and awareness about practical ways of
reducing state risk and increasing public governance and services in four
key world regions: West Africa, Central-East Africa, South Asia, and the
Americas. In each region, different dynamics shape the types and degrees of
state fragility, the relation between weaker and stronger states, the impact
of regional and international influence, and prospects for security and
peace. The project foregrounds place-based knowledge in relation to regional
and comparative dynamics, including how international interventions
ameliorate or reinforce state fragility.
Along the lines of the attached SARR Executive Summary, the research of the
SARR visiting scholar should address both analytic and practical issues of
social fragility and regional risk within or across at least one of the
West Africa, including one or more of the coastal countries from Senegal to
Central-East Africa, including the Great Lake Counties (the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya)
South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan,
Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka
Northern Andes, including Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, or Venezuela
A significant goal of SARR is to cultivate and expand networks of practical
influence in states at regional risk. To this end, the SARR program will
organize seminars, workshops, and conferences that bring together policy
makers, practitioners, and relevant scholars for discussions that emphasize
pragmatic outcomes. These events will be held in major cities within the
regions of program concentration as well as at Emory University. One of
SARR's aims is to involve policy makers who can learn and benefit from the
insights of experienced practitioners and the knowledge of academic experts.
Additional outcomes of SARR include mentorship and career development of
graduate students as well as scholarly papers, edited collections, articles,
and web pages that integrate scholarship, practical experience, and
Applicants should have strong grounding in place-based knowledge within or
across at least one of the above-mentioned countries or world areas as well
as analytic or theoretical interest in broader comparison. Candidates
should be knowledgeable about and have interest in practical implications of
research in addition to having superior academic credentials and
accomplishments. Practical experience with policy or development studies or
as a consultant is a plus though not strictly necessary. Superior teaching
qualifications will be considered along with excellence in research.
The applicant's PhD must have been successfully defended by the date of
application and must have been awarded no earlier than 2002 (or no earlier
than 2000 for scholars outside the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, or
The visiting SARR scholar will teach one course per semester or equivalent
and will participate actively in SARR seminars and as an integral member of
the SARR Steering Committee. He or she may also be instrumental in helping
organize or orchestrate a relevant conference or workshop that takes place
in her or his world area of expertise.
The Visiting Scholar will receive salary appropriate to her or his relevant
background and qualifications plus Emory University benefits, research funds
allocated in relation to the applicant's project, and an allocation of
$2,500 for equipment.
Applicants should submit:
· application letter that describes the candidate's research background
and interests, including the title of the applicant's proposed SARR research
· abstract and annotated table of contents of the applicant's doctoral
· 1-2 paragraph statement of teaching interests
· writing sample/s
· supplementary statements or contextual information as desired (please
submit these as appendices)
· three letters of recommendation
Application materials should be e-mailed as files in standard MS-Word format
attached to a single message with the subject line "ICIS Visiting Scholar
References should be sent as file attachments or as message text with the
subject line "ICIS Visiting Scholar Reference."
All materials should be e-mailed to Corina Domozick; Associate Director of
Operations, ICIS @ cdomozi at emory.edu (phone, 404-712-9294). Questions
should be directed to Ms. Domozick at the contacts listed above.
Emory University is an EEO/AA employer. Applications are encouraged from a
wide range of scholars with diverse backgrounds.
The review of applications will begin on April 30, 2008 and will continue
until the position is filled.
See further details about ICIS programs at http://www.icis.emory.edu.
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