Post-doctoral positions at Stanford University
Introduction to the Humanities and Structured Liberal Education
Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8-10 fellowships and 1-2 lecturers for 2011-12.
1) Post-doctoral Fellows in Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) lead seminar discussions for courses that fulfill Stanford’s liberal arts requirement for freshmen, following the curricular tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Fellows teach three seminar discussion sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly and coordinate with lectures given by Stanford’s senior faculty. After successful completion of their first-year and depending on available resources, IHUM Fellows may be eligible for one quarter of research leave and may also arrange to teach a course of their own design. See the program website at ihum.stanford.edu.
2) Post-doctoral Lecturers in the Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) formally teach freshmen in their residence and informally interact with students at meals and in other residential settings. Lecturers do not live in the dorm. Founded in 1977, the intensive SLE curriculum fulfills three undergraduate requirements: in the liberal arts, in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and in the humanities area of the distribution requirement. The “great works” syllabus offers a wide-ranging introduction to the disciplines of the humanities represented at Stanford. See the program website at sle.stanford.edu.
Fellowships and Lecturer positions are open to scholars in all humanistic disciplines and areas of specialization, who will have filed for their Ph.D. degree no later than June 30, 2011. To meet the needs of the IHUM curriculum, IHUM especially seeks candidates from the fields of American studies (history and politics), archeology, classics, comparative literature, European history, new media, philosophy, poetry, religious studies and Slavic studies.
IHUM Post-doctoral Fellows and SLE Lecturers are appointed September 1, 2011 for a one-year term renewable for two additional years depending on programmatic need and job performance. Starting salary will be at least $51,000. Fellows and Lecturers receive supplemental stipends of at least $2,800 for research and scholarship. Professional development support encourages systematic reflection on effective teaching strategies in an environment that fosters exchange and collaboration.
Eligible candidates will demonstrate a strong record of humanities scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence. Other desired qualifications are: experience in teaching first-year university students; interdisciplinary research and/or teaching experience; familiarity with team-teaching; and experience in writing instruction. Application deadline is February 28, 2011. Decisions are expected to be announced in late May.
To apply for a Stanford IHUM or SLE post-doctoral position, follow the
directions on this Web site.
AS A PRIVATE INSTITUTION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY HAS A STRONG AND ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE OF DIVERSITY. IN THAT SPIRIT, WE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING WOMEN, MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, AND DISABLED PERSONS.