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Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Department, Bowdoin College.

Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian

Posting Number          F00073JP
Department     Russian
Position Summary       

The Russian Department of Bowdoin College invites applications for a twoyear postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The fellowship is part of a BowdoinYale Collaboration in Russian funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows are expected to teach three courses per year and advise independent study courses and projects, and to organize and participate in a variety of teachingrelated and extracurricular activities. Fellows also will participate in the development of the BowdoinYale collaboration, including facilitating the advanced Bowdoin students participation in Yale courses through a telepresence classroom. We welcome applications from specialists in all periods and subfields of Russian literature and culture. The successful applicant’s teaching responsibilities will include a yearlong Russian language course and a literature and/or culture course in translation related to the candidates area of expertise.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Yale Ph.D. since 2009. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess training in foreign language pedagogy, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000/year plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

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