At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Gender Studies

The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning September 15, 2011 and lasting through the academic year. The fellow will take a leading role in a Sawyer Seminar titled "International Women's Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities," which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will teach one undergraduate course on the seminar's issues during the 2011-12 academic year, and will co-organize one undergraduate workshop/conference. The postdoctoral fellow may come from law, theological studies, or any discipline in the social sciences or humanities.

The applicant must have received her or his PhD or JD between September 16, 2006 and September 15, 2011. The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $50,000, plus benefits. One quarter of teaching (Autumn or Winter) is required, and the fellow is expected to be in residence full-time in academic year 2011-12.

Application Due: 02/04/2011
Interested candidates should submit:
  • A cover letter outlining their research and its relation to the seminar's theme;what they plan to accomplish during their year at the University of Chicago; their long-term research goals; a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course on the seminar theme.
  • Applicants will be hosted at and affiliated with the Center for Gender Studies. If applicants wish to affiliate with an additional department or have specific faculty with whom they wish to collaborate, they may indicate this in the cover letter.
  • Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae and an article-length writing sample to Sarah Tuohey, Center for Gender Studies, 5733 S. University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637.
  • Applicants should also request letters from two referees to be sent directly to that same address. Letters of support must be received by February 4, 2011 to be considered.
Please contact Sarah Tuohey at with questions.

Seminar coordinators:
Linda Zerilli, Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the College; Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics; Jane Dailey, Associate Professor History and the College (all at the University of Chicago)

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