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Fellowships and Institutes

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American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) holds an annual conference dedicated to promoting issues pertaining to Latinas/os in higher education. One feature of AAHHE is to support a cohort of graduate students (Graduate Fellows Program) and tenure-track faculty (Faculty Fellows Program). Selectees are invited to annual conference, supported financially, and given the opportunity to learn, network, and build with a national group of leaders in higher education. Click here for details: tp://aahhe.org/gradStudent.aspx


 Summer School on Black Europe Program 2014

Now accepting applications!

Summer School on Black Europe Program 2014

June 23 - July 4, 2014

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now in its 7th year, the overall goal of this intensive two week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation today. 

This course addresses the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe; examining the ways in which conceptions of the "other" are institutionalized and reproduced; the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; issues such as global racisms, everyday racism, and epistemic racism; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized "other"; and examining the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are central analytics, and scholars from the social sciences and humanities and NGOs working against xenophobia in Europe are encouraged to apply.

Applications due February 1, 2014.

Visit our website for more information. http://www.dialogoglobal.com/amsterdam/

Visit us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Europe-Summer-School/162238897215547

Email anytime with further inquiries: blackeurope@dialogoglobal.com


CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON RACE AND ETHNICITY IN SOCIETY (CRRES) POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP RSP

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies (includes Native American Studies), Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity in the United States using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team. Appropriate areas of specialization include U.S. coverage of: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race, ethnicity, and religion; (3) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (4) racial attitudes; (5) minorities and social movements; and (6) social inequality. We welcome cross-national research as long as there is a comparison with U.S. groups, with a substantial focus on the American experience. 

Terms of Agreement Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2014 through May 31, 2016, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer. 

Application Process We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2012 or 2013 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. All applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2014. Candidates should be prepared to submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or pjackson@indiana.edu. Applications received by January 30, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.


Latino Protestant Congregations Project 

Funding a Team of Research Fellows for 2014-2017 

Position: Through a grant funded by Lilly Endowment, we invite advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior faculty to participate in a unique, three year research fellowship starting in June 2014. The Latino Protestant Congregations (LPC) Project is forming a team of ten researchers to conduct qualitative observations and interviews in Latino Protestant churches across the United States. LPC Fellows are expected to gain entrée to five local congregations in their geographic region and complete profiles for each, including field notes and audio interviews. LPC Fellows and the LPC Project Directors will gather annually to plan, collaborate, and debrief during the funding period. Spanish fluency is desired but not mandatory. 

Funding and Resources: The total stipend available to each LPC Fellow is $8,000 payable in increments per congregational profile. Each LPC Fellow will also be provided separate funds toward a personal digital recorder. As part of LPC funding, all audio interviews will be transcribed for each LPC Fellow. Additional funding is provided for travel and lodging for annual discussions to focus on shared insights, cumulative learning, and strategic planning on analysis of data and dissemination of results. The LPC Project Directors will conduct analyses on the larger dataset, and they will also collaborate with each LPC Fellow on specific writing projects focused on data collected from their own congregations. The LPC fellowship is therefore ideal for young scholars building a research agenda. 

Application: To apply, candidates should submit: 

1. a cv.

 

2. one academic reference

3. a brief statement of previous research experience, and

4. descriptions of Latino Protestant congregations in their geographic area as possible re-

Send all documents as separate Word documents to both project directors:

• Gerardo Marti gemarti@davidson.edu

• Mark Mulder mmulder@calvin.edu

Applications received by January 15th, 2014 will receive fullest consideration.

The first gathering of LPC Research Fellows is scheduled for June 23-27, 2014, in Grand Rapids, MI. Subsequent June meetings will be planned in coordination with fellows. Advanced graduate students through junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups in the social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the project website: http://www.lpcproject.org.


University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars

Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-15

Global Change in a Dynamic World

 

The University of South Florida has embarked on an ambitious program to enhance its rising stature as a pre-eminent research university with state, national and global impact, and position itself for membership in the Association of American Universities through four key goals: (1) developing well-educated and highly skilled global citizens through our continuing commitment to student success; (2) fostering high-impact research and innovation to change lives, improve health, and sustainable development and positive social change; (3) sound financial management to establish a strong and sustainable economic base in support of USF’s continued academic advancement and; (4) a highly effective, major economic engine, creating new partnerships to build a strong and sustainable future for Florida in the global economy. Details are available in the USF Strategic Plan (http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/).

As part of this initiative, the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the sixth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the priority goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with distinguished faculty; (iii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iv) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (v) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship. 

Postdoctoral Scholars

At least two twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2014 with appointments beginning August 11th, 2014, contingent on available funding. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography, Environment and Planning; Government and International Affairs; History; Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than 2011. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2014 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida. 

Application

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan (http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/); (ii) the department with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals. 
  2. A Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Two letters of reference,
  4. Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 2).
  5. Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.**
  6. Copies of teaching evaluations.

Send all application materials to:  postdoc@usf.edu

Final application submission deadline is Friday February 14th, 2014.

**Official transcripts will need to be supplied by those individuals who receive formal offers.

The University of South Florida is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is ranked 50th in the nation in total research expenditures and 30th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation.  The university is authorized to provide 241 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10th among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2011 according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association, an increase of more than 3 percent from 2010. The University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.  

USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.

Departmental Websites:

Selection Criteria

  1. Strength of research/creative scholarship record and demonstrated promise of a successful academic career.
  2. Research and teaching experience in Global Change in a Dynamic World aligned with the goals of the USF Strategic Plan especially interdisciplinary inquiry, global initiatives, and community engagement. 
  3. Teaching experience and contributions that fit within USF programs.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE) 

Massachusetts General Hospital 

July, 2014 

Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation community psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts. The program’s central focus is implementing evidence-based practices in resource-constricted settings and improving the mental health care of our most vulnerable patients. The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to community settings. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community clinics, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 

Community Psychiatry PRIDE is offering a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in research of evidence-based treatments for mental health, health services research, mental health disparities, and the field of dissemination and implementation research. Experience with community mental health and/or public health is a plus. Candidate would preferably have a PhD in Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, or Clinical Psychology with an interest or focus in diversity, community mental health, and public health. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Luana Marques, along with curriculum vitae and list of 3 references to Louise Dixon (ldixon1@partners.org).


Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives & Participation

July 7 – 25, 2014

The Ohio State University

 

Faculty pursuing tenure and career success in research intensive institutions, academics transitioning from teaching to research institutions, and faculty members carrying out research in teaching contexts will be interested in this Summer Research Institute. Organized by Dr. Ruth D. Peterson and funded by the National Science Foundation and Ohio State University, the institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. During the institute, each participant will complete an ongoing project (either a research paper or grant proposal) in preparation for journal submission or agency funding review. In addition, participants will gain information that will serve as a tool-kit tailored to successful navigation of the academic setting.

The Summer Research Institute will provide participants with:

· Resources for completing their research projects;

· Senior faculty mentors in their areas of study;

· Opportunities to network with junior and senior scholars;

· Workshops addressing topics related to publishing, professionalization, and career planning;

· Travel expenses to Ohio, housing and living expenses.

The institute will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a scholarly audience.

Completed applications must be sent by February 14, 2014. To download the application form, please see our web site (http://cjrc.osu.edu/sri). Send all requested application materials electronically to kennedy.312@sociology.osu.edu.

Eligibility: All applicants must hold regular tenure-track positions in U.S. institutions and demonstrate how their participation broadens participation of underrepresented groups in crime and justice research. Graduate students without tenure track appointments are not eligible for this program.

Please direct all inquiries to: kennedy.312@sociology.osu.edu.