Here are three academic positions that a dress scholar might be able to swing-depends on the selection criteria and your area of study.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Visiting Scholars Program, 2009-10
Postmark deadline: October 17, 2008

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, an international learned society located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites application for its 2009-2010 scholar-in-residence program. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty, but qualified post-doctoral scholars are also urged to apply.

The Academy seeks proposals that relate to its research areas: Science & Global Security, Social Policy & American Institutions, Humanities & Culture, and Education. Projects that address American cultural, social, or political issues from the founding period to the present are welcome, as are studies that examine developments in public policy. Candidates should consider the relationship of their work to archival, library, and other intellectual resources in the Boston area.

Terms of Award: Up to $40,000 for post-doctoral scholars; up to $60,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).

Visiting Scholars are expected to participate in conferences, seminars, and events at the Academy while advancing their independent research.

For further information, or to download guidelines and an application form, please visit, or contact the Visiting Scholars Program, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center External Faculty Fellowships
Call for 2009-2010 External Faculty Fellowships
RECEIPT DEADLINE: November 17, 2008

The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award up to four external faculty fellowships for one-semester appointments during the academic year 2009-2010. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 to $50,000, depending on rank, as well as an allowance for research and relocation to be used during the appointment period. The fellows will teach one course affiliated with a humanities department, and will be in residence at the center during their appointments.

The fellows participate in the intellectual life of the center by sharing research activities through a brown bag series with other HRC fellows, or through a presentation or participation in a symposium or conference sponsored by the HRC and centered on their research. Applicants should describe how their research project would contribute to the intellectual focus of one or more of the HRC faculty workshops, or to interdisciplinary humanities initiatives, or to Rice faculty research in the School of Humanities.

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program (WGSS)
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program (WGSS) at Colby College invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow beginning September 1, 2009, area of specialization open. We seek an individual with evidence of advanced training in women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies, committed to undergraduate teaching and to scholarship. The fellowship carries a two-course load per year; one of these must be a core course for the program, chosen in consultation with the WGSS director and coordinating committee. Ideally, the two courses will be repeated in the second year. The Fellow will also work with other faculty in the WGSS program on curricular development, and will have the opportunity to pursue his/her own scholarship. Research and travel funds are provided. Submit application materials, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, letters from three references, statements of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and a writing sample (25 pp. or less) to: Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard, Director, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 5322 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, Maine 04901.

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