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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Posting: 16213
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled

The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2017-19 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions.

Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and ethnicity and should hold a PhD in English, Folklore, Media Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2017.  Applicants should not currently hold a tenure track position and should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations and/or work in fields of study historically under-represented in the academy and who will enhance the English Department's existing strengths in the study of African American, Native American/Alaskan/Hawai'ian and First Nations, Latino/a, and Asian American Literatures and Cultural Productions. We welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, queer, and intersectional research. Special consideration will be given to candidates with documented research and teaching expertise in Black Studies.

The fellow will be in residence at the University of Oregon’s English Department during academic years 2017-19. Fellows will teach 3 courses during that 2-year period. These courses will be developed and scheduled in consultation with the associate head of the English Department and cross-listed in Ethnic Studies. The fellow will make a research presentation to the English Department, Ethnic Studies Department, and other interested scholars. Further contributions may include offering a workshop for graduate students in the fellow's field of specialization or participation in student/faculty reading groups during their appointment. The fellow will offer mentorship to graduate students in English and, as a graduate program develops, Ethnic Studies. The fellow will work closely with a designated mentor or mentors who will be a senior faculty in English or Ethnic Studies. The fellows will earn a salary of $45,000 a year plus benefits, $1,000 a year in research funds, $750 a year for conference travel, a campus office, and up to $2,500 for a computer for use during the fellowship period. A budget for moving expenses may also be included in the fellowship package.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

Applications are due December 5, 2016. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a one-page statement of your research goals and potential campus contributions during the post-doc period, and 3 academic letters of reference. Please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8137).  If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The fellowship selection committee will conduct interviews via Skype in January 2017. Applicants will be notified Spring 2017.

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