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Thurgood Marshall Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024-26

Employer
Dartmouth College
Location
Lebanon, NH
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Thurgood Marshall Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024-26

Location:
Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Oct 23, 2023
Description:

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek qualified applicants working in any geographies and disciplines and interdisciplinary spaces across African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship in which the fellow is focused on their research and writing. We seek scholars who can contribute to building the intellectual life of the AAAS department and Dartmouth College. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation at the end of their first year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment for the second year. In the first year, predoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $42,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses. In the second year, postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend of approximately $60,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2024-26 will be set at the time of offer). Fellows will teach one course in the second year.

Marshall Fellows are part of the Provost's Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers. Fellows are also supported by the Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies, including their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The Department of African and African American Studies and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should address in their fellowship statement how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.

Qualifications:

ABD in any discipline, with focus on African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies.

Application Instructions:

Please submit all materials electronically through Interfolio:
  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced);
  3. Fellowship statement describing motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort as well as how the applicant's teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum one page single spaced);
  4. Curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion, will be requested of semi-finalists.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need accommodations to assist in the job application or interview process, please email ADA@dartmouth.edu. In the subject line, please state "Application Accommodations" and include the job number or title. Someone from the ADA Compliance Office will be in touch within 2 business days.

For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Human Resources.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy. Please visit the Office of Human Resources for details.

All Dartmouth College employees must comply with the College's health and safety guidelines and protocols, including but not limited to those related to COVID-19, such as any testing, masking, or distancing requirements that may be in place at any given time or place.

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