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Rutgers University Fellowship in Medical Humanities 2017-18, The Center For Cultural Analysis, Canada


Deadline:

November 12, 2016


Opportunity Cover Image - Rutgers University Fellowship in Medical Humanities 2017-18, The Center For Cultural Analysis, Canada

School of Arts & Sciences: Center For Cultural Analysis (CCA) 2017-18 Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions)

Become a Fellow

For 2017-18, the Center for Cultural Analysis will sponsor five fellowships for Rutgers faculty, five fellowships for Rutgers graduate students, and two Postdoctoral Associate positions for external scholars.

Faculty fellows will receive funding for a course release from their home departments, generally up to $5000. Graduate fellows will receive a $23,000 stipend, up to three credits in tuition remission, and health benefits (through the Graduate School), but they may not hold any other teaching positions, long-term fellowships, or administrative appointments during their CCA year. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the new Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates teach one undergraduate course in a relevant Department within SAS, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the duration of their appointment.

All seminar participants will have access to the CCA’s resources and will be expected to participate in and to present their work during CCA seminars, which meet regularly throughout the academic year.

Internal Fellowships

Completed application packets are due to Department Chairs and Graduate Directors by Friday, November 18, 2016. Endorsed applications must be forwarded to the CCA no later than Friday, December 2, 2016.

For ease of submission, each complete, endorsed application packet can be sent as a single PDF file to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

Documents can also be mailed to:

Center for Cultural Analysis
Academic Building, Room 6107
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Center for Cultural Analysis

Call for Applications, 2017-2018

MEDICAL HUMANITIES

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that explores the relationship between culture and society, on the one hand, and medical science and clinical practice, on the other. A growing body of scholarship in this area approaches the experience of embodiment, health, illness, and medical treatment as a question rather than a given.
For the 2017-18 CCA seminar, we plan to gather those who share our interest in exploring what becomes possible when the realms currently governed by “the medical” and “the humanities” are allowed to intersect and overlap, from faculty and graduate fellows to medical professionals, artists, writers, and distinguished guests.
Topics of interest will include but are not limited to the history of disease, illness, health, and care; the visual culture of medicine; disability studies; medical narratives of all kinds, including scientific narratives; race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the study of health and illness; global health; and the classification and treatment of mental health.
The seminar will meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours on Wednesday afternoons over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. We will read and discuss scholarship related to the medical humanities, and members will circulate and present works-in-progress. In addition, distinguished guests will visit the seminar to discuss current projects and share insights and expertise.

Structure of Awards and Application Procedure

FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Faculty members may apply for a fellowship in connection with the annual theme of Medical Humanities. The CCA will grant up to five faculty fellowships awarded in connection with the seminar, in the form of a course-release in either the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester (course-releases are supported by funding for instructional replacement arranged through the Fellow’s department and paid by CCA, generally at the amount of $5000). Faculty who will hold other fellowships (NEH, Guggenheim, sabbatical, etc.) are not eligible to receive funded fellowships from the CCA, but faculty who will be on fellowship or sabbatical may apply to be appointed as unfunded fellows. Applications from regular, full-time faculty members should be submitted for approval to their department chairs, who will in turn forward completed applications to the CCA. Department chairs must indicate their willingness to accept the terms of support for a course release. Chairs may support more than one application.

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Five graduate student fellowships will be awarded by the CCA to students who are in the process of writing their dissertations (i.e. coursework has been completed). Graduate Fellowships grant $23,000 and tuition remission for up to 3 research credits per semester for the year. Graduate Fellows will be expected to attend all events related to the main seminar and to participate actively in the public functions of the CCA. Graduate Fellows may not hold any other teaching positions, long-term fellowships, or administrative appointments during their CCA year. However, students who will hold other year-long fellowships may apply to be appointed as unfunded Fellows, provided their application clearly indicates the relevance of the seminar topic to their dissertation work. Graduate Fellowships will ordinarily be awarded only to students who have received 5 or fewer years of funding from Rutgers University at the time of application. Students who have already received 6 or more years of support may apply if the seminar theme is particularly suited to their dissertation projects, but they will require a waiver from SAS to take up the CCA Fellowship.

Fellows will have access to the resources of the CCA and staff support, within the limits allowable by the CCA’s budget.

PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION

Faculty and graduate students should submit application forms to department chairs/graduate directors no later than November 17, 2016 (see deadlines below). The application package must include:

1) Letter of Application (2-3 single-spaced pages)
2) Information Form (see pages 4-5 below)
3) Brief Project Abstract (250-400 words)
4) Curriculum Vitae
5) GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: 2 Letters of Recommendation

Applications for Graduate Fellowships should be forwarded first to the appropriate graduate director, then on to CCA.

Applications from regular, full-time faculty members should be submitted for approval to their department chairs, who will in turn forward completed applications to the CCA. Department chairs must indicate their willingness to accept the terms of support for a course release. Chairs may support more than one application.

All applications will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the CCA’s Executive Committee that includes the faculty directors of the annual seminar.

DEADLINES

Friday, November 18, 2016: Faculty members and graduate students should submit their applications to Chairpersons or Directors (or Deans, if no departmental structure exists).

Friday, December 2, 2016: Chairs and Directors should submit all endorsed applications to:

Center for Cultural Analysis
Academic Building
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For ease of submission, each complete, endorsed application packet can be sent as a single PDF file to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

Friday, December 16, 2016: All applicants will receive email acknowledgments for received applications. If you have not received an email acknowledgment by Monday, December 19, please contact us immediately.

Monday, February 13, 2017: Selections will be made, and successful candidates will be informed by email. Formal letters to all applicants will follow.

If you have any questions, please call us at 848-932-7750 or send an email to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

External Awards

Applications for the two 2017-18 postdoctoral associate positions must be submitted via Interfolio. The application portal will only be available until January 8, 2017.

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that explores the relationship between culture and society, on the one hand, and medical science and clinical practice, on the other. A growing body of scholarship in this area approaches the experience of embodiment, health, illness, and medical treatment as a question rather than a given.

For the 2017-18 CCA seminar, we plan to gather those who share our interest in exploring what becomes possible when the realms currently governed by “the medical” and “the humanities” are allowed to intersect and overlap: faculty and graduate fellows, medical professionals, artists, and distinguished guests.

Topics of interest will include but are not limited to the history of disease, illness, health, and care; the visual culture of medicine; disability studies; medical narratives of all kinds, including scientific narratives; race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the study of health and illness; global health; and the classification and treatment of mental health.

The seminar will meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours on Wednesday afternoons over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. We will read and discuss scholarship related to the medical humanities, and members will circulate and present work-in-progress. In addition, distinguished guests will visit the seminar to discuss current projects and share insights and expertise.

In 2017-18, CCA will sponsor two external postdoctoral associates. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the new Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates teach one undergraduate course in a relevant department within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the 2017-18 academic year.

All materials must be uploaded to the Interfolio system by Jan. 9, 2017. Please direct all inquiries about this search to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

Qualifications 

All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, a research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach.

Please direct all inquiries about CCA fellowships to admin@cca.rutgers.edu.

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.


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November 09, 2016




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