Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016-2017

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, conducts research, teaches at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, contributing to academic programs in a specialized discipline.  This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.

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The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a post-doctoral position for academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Center seeks applicants who work on issues related to the theme, Consciousness and Revolution, in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales.

The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work.  Over the past several years the Center has sought to work more closely with social movements in New York City and beyond on the theme of The Right to the City and other contemporary urgencies.

The role of the post-doctoral fellow is integral to the yearly running of the Center. In addition to conducting their own research, the post-doc will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar at the Center. Duties will also include active involvement with other Center initiatives, such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. During the year the fellow may be invited to offer a graduate level course on a topic of their own choosing. The incumbent will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. Visiting faculty are individuals with a primary commitment to another accredited college or university who possess advanced scholarship or professional achievement.The incumbent will report to the Director of Center for Place, Culture and Politics.



Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have their doctoral dissertations in hand and must have completed their dissertations within five years of taking up the Fellowship.



CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



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Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests along with contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization) by the closing date.



January 2, 2016



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