Residential Fellowship, 2013-2014
The Humanities and the Global UniversityDuring the 2013-2014 academic year the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University will sponsor a series of lectures and workshops focused on The Humanities and the Global University. This year-long series will examine this question “What is the role of the humanities in the "global university?" in terms of both its theoretical and practical aspects. It will understand the humanities as both an institutional arrangement of disciplines and a set of perspectives. A series of speakers will address such questions as: How do concepts like “culture,” “the human,” “aesthetics,” or “knowledge” fit—or not fit—into educational modernization schemes with an international scope? How do the humanities function in the political economy of the global university? What are the practical challenges attached to satellite campuses for Western humanities departments and for the study of traditional humanities topics like literature and history? As universities have expanded globally, they have had to negotiate relationships between national and global perspectives, and between cultural assimilation and difference. The place of the humanities offers a unique challenge in this context. Might it also offer a unique set of solutions? The speakers and workshop coordinated around this theme seek to answer this question.
As part of this program, we invite applications for a residential fellowship at the junior or senior level. Responsibilities include the presentation of a public lecture, participation in the Humanities Center's Faculty Research Colloquium, and contributing to the intellectual life of the center. Fellows must be in residence in Pittsburgh during the term of the fellowship. Successful candidates must have the PhD in hand by the application deadline and have a focused research project that addresses one of the project's central themes. Candidates for the senior fellowship must have a record of scholarship in an area relevant to the themes, and must currently hold a continuing academic position. In addition, the fellow will teach one course relevant to the theme, which will be part of the Humanities Scholars Program. Candidates are urged to consult the HSP website for further information about that program. The stipend for the fellowship will be $35,000-$40,000, and the fellow will be provided an office and the use of a computer. The fellowship also includes a small research and travel allowance.
The purpose of these fellowships is to promote exemplary interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Applicants from any field in the humanities are invited to apply and priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2013.
Applicants must fill-out a brief on-line application. In addition, applicants are requested to send a c. v., a writing sample, a four-page proposal for research to be carried out during the period of the fellowship, three letters of reference, and a description of the undergraduate course to be offered. Application materials can be mailed to Humanities Center Fellowship Committee, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, BH 154, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890. Application materials may also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Humanities Center Junior [or Senior] Fellowship" in the subject line.