NOTE: Now posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Deadline Passed. February 1, 2012.

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D-granting institution of CUNY, announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2012-2013 in the field of Interdisciplinary Science Studies. This field includes any research intended to foster dialog between humanists and scientists, such as humanists who use science to reinvigorate their work, scientist who apply their findings to traditional questions in the humanities, and social theorists who critically examine scientific practices. Candidates will be considered from any discipline (e.g., anthropology, art, history, literature, neuroscience, psychology, sociology and women’s studies), provided they show a commitment to crossing disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate will be housed in the Graduate Center’s new Committee on Interdisciplinary Science Studies ( In addition to pursuing her/his own research, she/he will participate in a weekly research seminar with other Committee faculty and fellows; and either teach one graduate course, or organize, convene, and lead a research seminar or small conference. A fellow is also expected to participate more generally in the administration and programming of the Committee. S/he will have shared office space.

Position will begin on September 1, 2012.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2009 at the earliest, or who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of February 1, 2012,are eligible. The September 1, 2012 appointment requires that the Ph.D. has been awarded. Also required are an interest in productive scholarship in one of the above fields, interdisciplinary interests, and the ability to work collaboratively.

Contact:Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample publication or dissertation chapter, and the names/addresses/email addresses for at least three references

Please note we will contact references for shortlisted applicants.

Application deadline is February 1, 2012. Salary: $55,000 plus benefits and a small research/travel allowance.

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