Saturday, January 29, 2011

STANFORD UNIVERSITY Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Humanities


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 as a part of lectures courses 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 Eight to ten positions are open.

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 Two position may be available.

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 Introduction to Humanities post-doctoral fellowship:

Step One:

Complete the on-line application form, and identify courses for which you would like to be considered.

IHUM Online Application

Step Two:
Submit your print materials via U.S.mail to

IHUM Post-Doctoral Fellows Search Committee
Introduction to the Humanities Program
590 Escondido Mall, Sweet Hall 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-3068

Please include the following:

A letter of application that addresses all aspects of your qualifications (including the status of your dissertation) and describes your preparation for teaching the specific courses that you identified in the on-line form.

A Teaching Statement that describes your teaching philosophy and your approach to teaching a seminar on one or more of the texts taught in courses that you identified in the on-line form.

Student, peer and/or other teaching evaluations. Evaluation summaries are preferable to copies of individual student forms.
Curriculum vitae.

Step Three:

Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the above address. Please be sure that least one reference describes the status of your dissertation progress.

Submit all application materials by February 28, 2011. Phone interviews for semi-finalists will be conducted after April 1, 2011. Campus visits for finalists will be arranged during April and early May. Decisions are expected to be announced by mid-May.

If you have any additional concerns, please contact

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