Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2022-23
- Brown University
- Location: Providence, Rhode Island
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 07/03/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
In 2022-2023, the Pembroke Center will award residential Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "In the Afterlives and Aftermaths of Ruin." Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD at the start of the fellowship and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown University within the last five (5) years. The term of appointment is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. The stipend is $53,760 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Research Associates are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
In 2022-23, Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University will lead the Pembroke Research Seminar, "In the Afterlives and Aftermaths of Ruin." This seminar is about living in and through disastrous (global, political, pandemic) times. Inhabiting fully the present—in which the entire world, it seems, has gone awry—"In the Afterlives and Aftermaths of Ruin" takes as its backdrop sociocultural, economic, political, environmental, and ecological ruin wrought by the global Covid-19 pandemic (with its multitude of worldwide dead); climate crisis; right-wing radicalization within and across national borders; the popularization of racist, nationalist and xenophobic discourses and policies; the denigration of scientific, academic, and subaltern knowledges; and invigorated assaults on the lives and life chances of black and brown people the world over. Over the course of one year, we will study and conceptualize ruin along with modalities of survival and persistence, epistemologies of emergence and immanence, praxes of rupture and critique, maneuvers of sustenance and suture.
See full seminar description on the Pembroke Center website .
Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown University within the last five (5) years.
Complete applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. One page with title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project
3. Five page research project proposal (double-spaced)
4. Brief representative bibliography for research proposal
5. Curriculum vitae
6. Three (3) letters of recommendation
7. Course syllabus & description, including a reading schedule.*
*The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week for 14 weeks. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: 88253