The Womens and Gender Studies Department, in collaboration with the
Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University, is pleased to
announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $51,500
each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers
University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach
three courses in the Womens and Gender Studies Department during the
two-year term of her/his appointment. The fellow also will participate in
seminars and other activities organized by the IRW.
The Womens and Gender Studies Department has particular interest in
scholars of U.S. Latina and Latin American Feminism, Asian American
Feminist Studies, and African Feminism, especially those working on
critical sexualities, but welcomes applications from all scholars who feel
that their work would benefit from affiliation with our department and
with the IRW.
Womens and Gender Studies has a rich history at Rutgers University.
Inaugurated as a department in 2001, Womens and Gender Studies has grown
from offering a few courses at the University in 1973 to becoming one of
the strongest interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the
United States. Department faculty include 30 core, 117 graduate, and 75
affiliate members whose expertise in Womens and Gender Studies is
enriched by specializations in the Arts, Anthropology, History,
Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, and Comparative Literatures in
English, French, and Spanish.
The IRWs seminar, organized around an annual theme, brings together
faculty and advanced graduate students to discuss works-in-progress from a
range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Annual topics for
2011-14 are: Trans Studies: Beyond Hetero/Homo Normativities (2012-2013)
and The Cosmetic and the Polemics of Fashioning the Self (2013-2014).
The IRW also hosts a Distinguished Lecture Series, which invites
well-known scholars working on women, gender, and sexuality to come to
Rutgers to share their research with our faculty and students throughout
the year, and offers professional workshops and mentoring opportunities,
such as the Negotiating Basics Workshop.
The broad interdisciplinary nature of both the Womens and Gender Studies
Department and the IRW will allow the selected fellow to become fully
integrated into the life of the university. Rutgers is an institution with
a deep commitment to scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality. Both the
Womens and Gender Studies Department and the IRW are part of the
Institute for Womens Leadership (IWL), a consortium of eight different
Rutgers units focused on women and gender, constituting the most extensive
collection of resources on these issues at a university in the United
States. Rutgers, therefore, is a unique and stimulating environment in
which to situate feminist research.
Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a
2500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically at:
https://secure.sas.rutgers.edu/apps/facsearch/ (search for listing under
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for each participating department). The
statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the
candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during
the two year postdoc, (2) a brief description of some of the courses the
candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Women Studies and the IRW at
Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research. Applications must be
received by Friday, January 6, 2012. Candidates must have received the
Ph.D. after August 31, 2007; applicants must have finished all
requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2012.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and
especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented