The Department of Italian Studies and the Program of Middle East Studies invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two (2) years beginning July 1, 2014.
Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Italian Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Anthropology, or any other related field with the Mediterranean as a primary focus. The candidate should have worked in Italian and Arabic. Cogut Fellows participate in the activities of the Center and teach two courses each year in English. The term of the fellowship is two years.
We solicit applications by scholars who approach the Mediterranean in a non-traditional and interdisciplinary manner, but who nevertheless have the Mediterranean as the central focus of their research. Scholars concentrating on the constructed or built environment, on migration studies, media, literature, critical geography or archaeology are especially welcome to apply.
Applicants should submit, along with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (in English and of approximately 25 pages), three letters of recommendation,and two course proposals dealing with the topic of Mediterranean Studies.
Stipend: $61,449 (2014/15), 63,907 (2015/16) plus benefits and a yearly $2,000 research budget.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Suzanne_Stewart-Steinberg@brown.edu (Italian Studies) or Beshara_Doumani@brown.edu (Middle East Studies). Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply.
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