The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, invites applications for the 2024-27 fellowship competition. Four fellowships are to be awarded:
Two or three Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society
These fellowships are open to applicants in all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The fellowships' responsibilities include both research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. The fellows will either participate in team-taught courses or offer self-designed courses in the host department and/or an interdisciplinary program. In addition, fellows normally take on some advising in their specialty or related research areas.
One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
This fellowship is supported jointly by the Humanities Council and the Society of Fellows and is open to candidates in the humanities disciplines represented in the Society. The fellowship’s responsibilities include research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. Courses are offered in a fellow’s host department and cross-listed with the Program in Humanistic Studies, possibly additional programs. In the spring semester of the first two years, the fellow will join a faculty team to co-teach in the Humanities Sequence, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture: From the Renaissance to the modern period. The fellow will be called upon to lead or contribute to occasional activities designed to build a sense of community among undergraduates in the Program in Humanistic Studies, which offers local and international field trips, an undergraduate society, workshops and other opportunities.
One Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies
The Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies is supported jointly by the office of the President at Princeton University and the Society of Fellows. The fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and affiliated social sciences. The selection committee particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship is driven by innovative, interdisciplinary, and historical ways of thinking, including interests in pre-modern and non-western cultures. In each of the first two years, the fellow teaches one course per semester in the host department and/or an interdisciplinary program, either team-taught or self-designed. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course. In addition, the fellow normally takes on some advising in their specialty or related research areas.
Appointed in the Council of the Humanities and academic departments, postdoctoral fellows pursue their research, attend weekly seminars, and teach half-time as Lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, fellows teach one course per semester; in their third year, they teach only one course in either semester. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year.
Applicants holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2022. Applicants not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation – at least half - at the time of application. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2024. Candidates for/recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and from Princeton University are not eligible. Applicants may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows.