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

Suzanne Kemmer kemmer at
Mon Jan 26 05:24:43 UTC 2004

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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