The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars to enter tenure track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate.
Fellows will be affiliated with one of the eight academic units of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech and Hearing Science (additional information at http://sbs.osu.edu). The Division also houses four interdisciplinary research units: the Criminal Justice Research Center, the Center for Human Resource Research, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Initiative in Population Research. Fellows may also have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, a multidisciplinary center founded jointly by the Divisions of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities; and the College of Law.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in the social sciences by August 2011. Preference will be given to individuals who are within five years of their degree. Applicants must be committed to an academic career. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
Awards: Up to three fellowships will be awarded. The appointments are intended for two years, with re-appointment for the second year contingent upon a successful performance review. The appointments will begin in September 2011. The fellowships provide a $40,000 annual stipend, university medical benefits, and some support for travel and research expenses.
Application Process: Required application materials: (1) Applicants should clearly identify a unit within the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at OSU with which they would be affiliated during the Fellowship period, and are encouraged to suggest one or more tenured faculty members within that unit who could serve as a host and mentor; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a one page dissertation abstract; (4) a statement outlining the specific research proposed to be undertaken during the Fellowship period, and the significance of that research (four-page limit, double-spaced); (5) a personal statement describing the applicant's background and commitment to the goal of diversity in higher education (three-page limit, double-spaced). Applicants should submit all of these materials electronically in Microsoft Word. (Please identify all of the documents with the last name and document type, e.g., smithcv.doc or smithresearchstatement.doc.) In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically.
All materials must be received by February 15, 2011, and should be submitted to SBSPostdocs@asc.ohio-state.edu
Questions can be directed to Prof. Ruth D. Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Length: 2 years
Deadline: February 15, 2011