Fellowship Opportunity: Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship for Islamic World Studies

Macalester College invites applications for a two-year Winston & Maxine Wallin Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship from recent PhDs who focus on the Islamic world, broadly understood.  Candidates may come from any social-science or humanities discipline.  Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach transnationally engaged courses which include an interdisciplinary dimension.  The Department of International Studies at Macalester is a broad and deep nexus for the multi-perspectival exploration of globalizations old and new, in research and in undergraduate education.

The Fellowship, whose funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Winston & Maxine Wallin Endowment, will begin September 2010 and entails half-time teaching. The Fellow will offer one course each semester:  an introductory course in the fall, and a more specialized course in the spring. Candidates should have completed their PhD within the last five years, be interested in teaching in a rigorous liberal arts environment, and hold promise of substantial original scholarship. The Fellowship includes a $57,000 salary plus benefits and funds to support research and travel.

Initial applications, which consist of a detailed cover letter that includes a description of teaching interests, plus a CV, may be delivered electronically by going to the listing of this position at www.academicjobsonline.org, and following the instructions given there.  Alternatively, you may submit these materials to Kendrick Brown, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105  USA.

Questions about our position are welcomed at intl@macalester.edu. We also invite you to visit our departmental website at www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies for further perspective.  Applications received by November 15th, 2009 will receive first consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1800 undergraduates from 48 states and over 75 countries. The College maintains a long-standing commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to both teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity, Macalester strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.