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Posted at: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17

Purdue University invites applicants for two postdoctoral positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. A second year of funding could be available depending upon disciplinespecific interests of the applicant. We seek candidates who will have completed their PhD program before August 2017, with demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution including publications. Potential college placements include: Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Krannert School of Management, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Science, or Veterinary Medicine. The Tecumseh Postdoctoral program was established to support Native American participation in the University at all levels. Scholars in this program will be expected to interact with our vibrant community of Native and Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, including participating in ongoing programs coordinated through the Purdue Native American Educational and Cultural Center (http://www.purdue.edu/naecc/). A current initiative of the NAECC is developing and strengthening existing partnerships with Native communities to better serve their students and their practical concerns. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to mainly conduct research to address fundamental questions in their area of expertise, but also to participate in the above programs by, for example, presenting and participating in seminars, and mentoring students.

The Tecumseh Scholars program was created through the Provost’s Diversity Transformation Awards, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion at Purdue University. The Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnerships at Purdue (funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) has produced 21 alumni who are now actively engaged in academia, industry, and tribal affairs across the United States. Purdue has a wide range of networking, professional development, and community engagement opportunities for postdoctoral scholars, and successful applicants will be based in a collaborating department appropriate to their disciplines. We are especially interested in candidates who are considering academic careers and who could later apply for a faculty position. Applications should include a pdf file comprised of a cover letter, CV, copies of recent publications, names and contact information of individuals for 3 reference letters, a titled statement of proposed research interests, identification of home department and potential faculty collaborators at Purdue, and a statement describing participation in diversity initiatives, and involvement in Native American communities. Salary is $50,000 plus benefits. All materials should be emailed to Professor Dawn G. Marsh (dmarsh@purdue.edu). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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