Friday, September 27, 2013

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation International Science & Engineering section would like to make you aware of an opportunity for U.S. graduate students to participate in research experiences in summer 2014 through the East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program. EAPSI supports 200-205 graduate students each year to do research in the lab of their choice in any of seven locations: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.  Each institute has a fixed start and end date, and includes a pre-departure orientation near NSF and an in-country language and culture orientation. An EAPSI award includes a $5,000 stipend and round trip air ticket provided by NSF, and a living allowance provided by NSF’s counterpart funding agency in the host location. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in research-oriented graduate programs in NSF-funded STEM fields. The U.S. graduate student is the PI on an EAPSI proposal.

The application deadline is November 25, 2013.

The EAPSI program announcement 13-593 and related information are available at (please scroll down to Related URLs).

EAPSI is an excellent opportunity for U.S. graduate students to advance their research in collaboration with high-caliber scientists and engineers in East Asia and to build professional networks in a scientifically important region of the world. The program is entirely funded by ISE and our international partners: there is no cost to NSF directorates or to your PIs. It’s an excellent opportunity to leverage our resources to advance international research and education opportunities for your community. We invite you to share this mail or the link with PIs, graduate students, and others in your community who may benefit from the EAPSI opportunity.

Informational Webinars will be conducted on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 3:00 pm ET and on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 1:00 pm ET.  Please visit for information on how to join the Webinars. Passcode is EAPSI2014.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies - Northwestern University

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014.

Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo ( and Steven Epstein ( For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AGEP Postdoctoral Position - University of Michigan

The Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan announces the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowship funded through the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program funded by the National Science Foundation to advance historically underrepresented minority graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as they pursue their degrees, and to enhance their preparation for faculty positions in academia.

The postdoctoral fellowship offers an opportunity to work with senior scholars on a large, multimethod project focused on academic, social, and contextual factors that increase doctoral attainment and postdoctoral academic placements among underrepresented minority graduate students in STEM fields. (In this context, STEM includes physical sciences and engineering, selected biological and medical sciences fields, as well as social/behavioral sciences). The fellow would participate in all phases of the project, including basic and applied research on the roles of institutional resources and supports (such as high quality mentoring and academic learning communities) in enhancing students’ degree attainment and postdoctoral academic pursuits. In addition, the fellow would work with Rackham’s Institutional Research unit in examining programmatic practices that enhance student experience and outcomes across diverse graduate students, departments, and disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have background/interests in diversity, equity, or access in higher education; STEM education; educational policy and programs; and/or ethnic minority development and achievement. The candidate’s disciplinary background could include fields of study within education or other social science disciplines (e.g., psychology, organizational or policy studies, sociology, etc.). In addition, it is preferred that candidates have experience in advanced quantitative methods, longitudinal methods, and mixed methods, as well as strong writing skills.

The fellowship is 1-year position, renewable for up to two (2) additional years. Eligible applicants must have completed the PhD (defended/completed the dissertation) prior to September 1, 2013 and be U.S. citizens. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a two-page statement of research experience and research interests, examples of written work, and three letters of recommendation (the latter can be emailed directly from reference). Review of materials will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The start date is flexible, but Fall 2013 is preferred.

Inquiries and application materials should be directed via email to:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fellowships: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 5 to 6 visiting fellowships for the 2014–15 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2014. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Global Systemic Risk.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of the fragility and risk resulting from the interdependence of massive global systems. These tangible risks—in systems as diverse as energy exploration and production, electricity transmission, computer networks, healthcare, food and water supplies, transportation networks, commerce, and finance—now threaten global political, economic, and financial systems that affect citizens of every nation. The study of risk has the potential to become one of the most important and influential academic and policy fields, yet has produced very little comprehensive or cohesive scholarship. We welcome applicants with background in any discipline with specific research interests in systemic risk. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at

Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community’s broader theme. Depending on a scholar’s research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines and levels of seniority. These positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution or for a postdoctoral research associate. For a scholar on leave, the fellowship may provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary (depending on the successful candidate’s salary, and subject to a cap that will be determined). Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three.

To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to, position requisition number 1300627; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to, position requisition number 1300625. Applications should include:

(1) A cover letter;
(2) For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested;
(3) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme;
(4) A current curriculum vitae;
(5) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
(6) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Application deadline: December 13, 2013.

For more information on PIIRS, see Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Jayne Bialkowski at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Conference May 2014: Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human

We invite proposals from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, feminist science studies, visual and performing arts, life sciences, and STEM fields for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to the military, and from health care to the media.

The conference will be held May 1-3, 2014 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

You can find more information about the conference and submit proposals at:

Proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2013 in order to be considered. Please share with potentially interested students and colleagues.

Christine Labuski/GBT Coordinator and Conference Co-Director
Women's and Gender Studies Program

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Assistant or Associate Professor of Science & Technology Studies - Cornell

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Science & Technology Studies.  The area of specialization and geographical focus is open.  A Ph.D. in science & technology studies or a closely related field, such as anthropology, history or sociology of science, technology, or medicine, is required.  The STS Department has a very active Ph.D. program and runs two undergraduate majors:  “Biology & Society” and “Science & Technology Studies.”  The successful candidate will have an active research program in STS, will be expected to play an important role in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, and will be expected to offer courses of interest to Cornell undergraduates.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013.  If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line through the following website:  Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and one paragraph descriptions of two or three courses.  Candidates applying at the assistant professor level should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately, as described on the website; candidates applying at the associate professor level may submit only names of references if preferred.  If you have any specific questions about the position, please contact Debbie Van Galder,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NASA Internships

NASA currently has over 50 different internship opportunities available.  Internships are paid and are available in a broad range of STEM disciplines for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Please visit to search opportunities and apply. 

The deadline to apply is October 11th, 2013.

March 2014: Urban History Group Conference

Urban Poverty: Wealth, Inequality and Experience 1600-2014
March 27-28, 2014
University of Warwick, UK

The conference committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as for individual sessions of up to three papers. Sessions that seek to draw comparisons across one or more countries, or open up new vistas for original research, are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts of up to 500 words, including a title, name, affiliation and contact details should be submitted to the conference organiser and should indicate clearly how the content of the paper addresses the conference theme outlined above. Those wishing to propose sessions should provide a brief statement that identifies the ways in which the session will address the conference theme, a list of speakers, and abstracts.

The final deadline for proposals for sessions and papers is 30 September 2013.
For more information, visit: The Urban History Group's Events page
Or contact: Dr. Rebecca Madgin,