Postdoctoral Fellows in Law and Society
The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks two or more postdoctoral fellows in law and society. We seek applicants whose research takes an intersectional approach to law and society, reflecting how gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, community, immigration status, and national identities shape law and, in turn, how law shapes those identities. We will consider applicants beginning in the Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018 for a single semester, a calendar year, or the 2017-2018 academic year for up to two years of support per person. We prefer a two-year appointment, but are open to shorter terms.
The fellows will receive mentoring from senior faculty, participate in our interdisciplinary community focused on intersectionality, and mentor undergraduate student research assistants. We expect fellow to participate in brown bag seminars, receptions, and other programming, mentor one or more undergraduate research assistants, and help to organize a workshop in the fall of the second year of the fellowship. We especially invite applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on/contribute to increased understanding of law, intersectionality, and identity in New Orleans, Louisiana, and/or the Gulf Coast South, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to building interdisciplinary community.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio and should include a:
- Cover letter explaining their research interests, length of time they would want to be in residence, when they would want to start, and identifying the faculty member or member they would work most closely with
- List of three references
Questions may be addressed to Laura Wolford, Assistant Director of the Newcomb College Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening will begin June 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.
Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
PhD in Political Science, History, American Studies, Sociology, Women and/or Gender Studies, Psychology, or other closely related fields. PhD must be in hand when appointment starts.
Demonstrated research interests with an intersectional approach to law and society, reflecting how gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, community, immigration status, and national identities shape law and in turn, how law shapes those identities.
Preference to applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on/contribute to increased understanding of law, intersectionality and identity in New Orleans, Louisiana, and/or the Gulf Coast South, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to building an interdisciplinary community.
About Newcomb College Institute
The legacy of women-focused undergraduate education continues at Tulane University through the Newcomb College Institute. Under the leadership of Executive Director Sally Kenney, NCI consistently provides vibrant, intellectually rigorous programming on women's issues for the university community, while funding faculty and student research grants.
Our mission is to:
- Cultivate lifelong leadership among undergraduate women at Tulane University
- Empower women by integrating teaching, research, and community engagement at Tulane University
- Preserve, document, produce, and disseminate knowledge about women
- Honor the memory of H. Sophie Newcomb and carry forward the work of Newcomb College by providing a woman-centered experience in a co-ed institution.
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