Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Islamic Studies

Application Deadline: December 15, 2010

Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, will offer two postdoctoral fellowships in Islamic Studies, each for two-year appointments beginning in 2011-2012. Fellowships will reside in any of the following three areas/departments: Anthropology, Religion, or Women’s Studies. The College thus invites applications from recent PhDs who can teach Islamic Studies courses in Cultural Anthropology or in Religion, and/or within the Women’s Studies program.

The two-year, non-renewable postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and provide the opportunity to teach in a liberal arts college setting. Fellows will have the opportunity to craft and teach courses in their areas of specialty. The teaching load is two courses in the first year and three courses in the second. Each fellow will be mentored by a scholar within their field, and also will be provided with a mentor outside their field.

To apply, please send a c.v. and cover letter which describes your areas of specialty and a statement about your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment. Please also send material on your teaching history, which includes sample syllabi and course evaluations. Preliminary interviews will begin in November at the National Women’s Studies Association Employment Service Fair.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Evelyn Staudinger, Provost’s Office (508-286-3580 or 508-286-8212). Please send two copies of your application materials, the first electronically to Serene Khader at khader_serene@wheatoncollege.edu. The second copy should be sent as a hard copy to Evelyn Staudinger at: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Provost’s Office, Wheaton College, 26 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766.