Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Postdoc Fellowship in Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science and Technology (S & T) Fellowship is post-graduate level fellowship that offers medical doctors, scientists, and engineers the opportunity to contribute their analytical skills to policymaking in Washington D.C. while learning about the role of science in the federal government. More than 2,200 scientists and engineers have received the fellowship since 1973, and opportunities are available in more than 30 Congressional offices and 15 federal agencies.
Note that social scientists are eligible as well. 
Fellows spend a year in Washington, DC, working with federal agencies or non-profits and improving science policy.
There are six programmatic areas for the fellowships:
Stipends will range from about $55,000 to about $100,000.
Application requirements
- U.S. citizen
- Must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.) in any scientific discipline
- A master’s degree in engineering with three years of post-degree experience
Application deadline: December 5, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Michigan Society of Fellows postdoctoral fellowships

“The Michigan Society of Fellows …Each year…selects four outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. In 2007 the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight. The newly appointed Postdoctoral Fellows join a unique interdisciplinary community composed of their peers as well as the Senior Fellows of the Society, who include many of the University’s leading scholars. ”
“Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2010, and September 1, 2013.”
These are three-year appointments with a stipend of $52,000 per year.
Application deadline: October 2, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

NYU Politics and Environmental Studies Assistant Professorship

The Wilf Family Department of Politics and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a joint, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position. We seek an excellent scholar with a rigorous theoretical and empirical approach to the study of Politics and the Environment, either domestic or international. The position begins September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates should possess a PhD by September 2013 in political science or a cognate discipline. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent research that has been published or otherwise disseminated in a manner appropriate to career stage, and have the potential to be a future leader in their field of expertise. Candidates should have proven ability as excellent teachers, and be prepared to teach relevant courses both within the Department of Politics and in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program.

Please apply online at: with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a sample of scholarly writing, and teaching and research statements. Applications should be received by October 15, 2012. Candidates are strongly encouraged to supply a link to their professional website; this will enhance their applications by allowing the search committee easy access to additional information that might be needed.

2 PhD student positions at Maastricht University

Two PhD positions at the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences in the NWO VIDI Project “Nature's Diplomats: Ecological Experts and the Conservation Policy of International Organizations, 1930-2000”  

The PhD candidates will participate in a four-year research project that will explore the role ecological experts have played in international organizations for nature protection, from the 1930s to today. The overall aim of the study is twofold. Firstly, the project will investigate how ecologists have historically combined the role of (neutral) expert with the explicit advocacy of nature protection. Secondly, the project will assess how the local roots of the ecologists influenced the ideas, approaches and values they defended at the international level. The institutions concerned range from the Office Internationale pour la Protection de la Nature, over the World Wildlife Fund to the European Union.
The project will include archival research in several European countries, the setting up of a database and the interviewing of key witnesses.Next to the contribution to scholarly publications we expect from the candidates an active engagement in the preparation of conferences and workshops.

Postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University

 Postdoctoral Associates (Women's Studies), Duke University, Durham NC
The Program in Women's Studies at Duke University invites applications for two residential postdoctoral fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year.  The aim of the 2013-14 Women's Studies Postdoctoral Program is to provide a space for generative intellectual conversations between visiting scholars and Duke faculty in different disciplines.Fellows will teach one course, will jointly run a faculty/graduate student reading group, and will organize a symposium on the topic of gender and science.

Qualifications: Applicants should have completed all PhD requirements by June 2013 and be no more than ten years past the PhD.  Applications will be considered from colleagues working on Gender and Science. We welcome empirical, textual, philosophical, and theoretical projects from a diverse array of academic fields, political and cultural contexts, and historical periods.  Applicants will be considered from diverse fields including feminist science and technology studies, in areas that link feminist analysis with the life sciences, history of science, work on new conceptions of the human, genomics, biomedicine and biotechnology, biocapitalism, evolution, ecology, neuroscience and cognition, science as social practice, sexuality and race, global health, and age. Candidates are expected to have a background in interdisciplinary Feminist Studies. Successful proposals will be interdisciplinary in nature and demonstrate the applicant's knowledge of gender studies.