Mellon Fellows in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
January 7, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities together with the Humanities Council at Princeton University are seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2018-19 academic year. The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and "healthy cities"; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events. The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events. The Mellon Fellow appointed in the Council of the Humanities will focus on literature or religion and/or be a practicing writer or artist able to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events. We will accept applications from those who have recently earned a Ph.D. in any discipline, or a terminal Master's degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5281 and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by February 1, 2018 for full consideration. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown. The Mellon Fellow will receive a $75,000, 10-month, academic year salary for 2018-19, plus benefits. There is a modest Fellow's fund for initiating programs. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications at the time of appointment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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