College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State Visiting Fellowships 2018, USA


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Visiting Fellowships

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Senior Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches to information, the Center brings together each year a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. The Senior Fellowship is appropriate for scholars employed in tenure-track positions at any level, or who have established a substantial record of publication at a minimum of three years’ remove from the PhD (PhD must be earned before August 31, 2015). Salary is $50,000; support includes a research/travel budget and access to Penn State benefits. The fellow will join an existing community of continuing fellows, and participate in the Center’s colloquia, conferences, and other events. All fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus for the full academic year. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials and a record of peer-reviewed work. The fellowship is also open to projects oriented towards library and information science; for such projects a master’s degree in library/information science qualifies as equivalent scholarly credentials. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Each year CHI offers up to six visiting fellowships to scholars from outside Penn State. Fellows pursue their own research and writing, while helping to create a vibrant intellectual community. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials along with a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year will have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.

Financial support for Fellows depends on current salary and rank. Junior Fellowships are usually offered for a two-year period. Junior Fellows teach one course per year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, in a department appropriate to their disciplinary training. Senior Fellowships are offered for one year and carry no teaching obligation. All Fellows receive modest research/travel funding. Salaries for all Fellows are approximately $50,000 (for 2018-19). Applications for Visiting Fellowships are usually announced in the Fall semester, with a deadline in January.

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December 14, 2017
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