Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship -- Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

Fellowship Search opens on August 15, 2010.

The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world. The Fellowship gives emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and provides a space for collaborative research and publication. Global Thought encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided that they successfully indicate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Up to three fellowship spots are available for the academic year beginning August 1, 2011.

The term of the fellowship is one calendar year, renewable for a second year based on demonstrated progress.
To apply please visit:

Fellows are expected to:
Teach one undergraduate or graduate course each semester. The course may be either of their own design or as specified by the Committee. When teaching, fellows are required to hold weekly office hours.
Participate in planning and execution of research workshops, conferences, events and curricular initiatives.
Present their individual research projects.

International applicants are encouraged to apply. If selected, Columbia University will sponsor the appropriate visa. Candidates will be considered only if:
They received their first doctorate from a recognized university no earlier than August 1, 2005 (Those who have not completed their degree at the time of application must provide a statement from an adviser citing the expected date of completion.)
They do not hold or have not held a tenure or tenure-track position.
They can fluently speak, publish, and teach in English.
They submit an original research proposal.

Fellows will receive:
An annual salary of $55,000, which includes health insurance and other standard benefits.
Access to Columbia University libraries and computer resources.
Shared office space.
Eligibility for additional funding for special research projects.
Eligibility to apply for campus housing.

Have your questions about the application process and fellowhip year answered here: