Postdocs: Gender, Culture & Language; or Lg. and Cognition

Suzanne Kemmer (by way of Miriam Meyerhoff) kemmer at RICE.EDU
Mon Jan 26 09:05:16 UTC 2004

[Apologies for cross-postings, mm]

The following postdoctoral fellowships are open to applicants from a
range of fields including Linguistics. If a linguist is selected by
the CSC Advisory Panel, the affiliated department will be the
Department of Linguistics. Please forward to appropriate candidates.
For further information, contact me at kemmer at  . To apply,
use the address in the ad.
--Suzanne Kemmer, Center for the Study of Cultures Advisory Panel


Rice University and the Center for the Study of Cultures announce the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed
to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.  Two
postdoctoral fellows will be selected for a two-year appointment
beginning July 1, 2004 at a stipend of $36,000 per year plus $2,000
moving and research fund. Fellows will teach two courses per academic
year, will be expected to make significant progress in their
research, and will also participate in the intellectual life of
relevant departments, programs, and Center research groups.
While candidates will be affiliated with an appropriate department in
the humanities or social sciences, we are particularly interested in
candidates whose interests are interdisciplinary.  The categories are
therefore open in terms of disciplinary approach and time period.  We
anticipate making appointments in one or two areas of specialization
which include the following:

  Gender, Culture and Language -- Potential areas of research include
but are not limited to gender and science, gender and religion,
gender and language, transnational movements, and intersections of
race and gender in literature.

  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness and Thought -- The
study of the human mind from a multidisciplinary perspective,
integrating ideas at the crossroads of philosophy, psychology, and
linguistics.  Areas of interest may include the nature and
functioning of consciousness, cognitive models and structures, the
basis of human reason, and the relation of thought and language.

      Ph.D. degree received 2001 or after. Applicants who will receive
the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2004 are eligible to apply. If the Ph.D.
is not complete at the time of the application, a letter of
confirmation must be received from the committee chair or department
stating that the candidate will have the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2004.
Applications should include:
a) cover letter
b) statement of current research including project(s) to be
undertaken during fellowship period (max. three single-spaced pages)
c) brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course
d) curriculum vitae
e) three letters of recommendation (candidate should request letters
to be sent by referees)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials (including letters of
recommendation) must be received by March 1, 2004 by regular or
express mail.    Send all materials to:
Sandra Gilbert
Associate Director
Center for the Study of Cultures - MS 620
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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