The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York (CUNY) announces a post-doctoral position for
the academic year 2012-2013 (pending budgetary approval). The theme of the
fellowship is "Uprising," referring to social change in the context of
understanding processes of uneven geographical scales.
The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to
provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital
contemporary issues. Each academic year, a group of faculty and graduate
student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the
Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national
and international scholars and activists who have done significant work
related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present
Postdoctoral appointments are residential and normally run for the academic
year (September-May). In addition to the salary and research space, the
postdoctoral fellow will have access to all CUNY research facilities. In
addition to conducting their own research, the fellow will be expected to
attend and contribute to the weekly seminar and support other initiatives
of the Center, such as promotion of conferences and symposia. S/he will
also be expected to teach a one semester graduate seminar on a topic of
their choice. Finally, s/he will be responsible for content oversight of an
online resource library focused on struggles for social justice which is
produced by the Center.
Candidates should have their doctoral degree in hand by September 1, 2012
and must have received their degree within five years of taking up the
appointment. The salary is $55,000 and includes comprehensive benefits.
Applications are invited from international scholars as well as U.S.
nationals. For further details on the work of our center, please visit
The deadline for receipt of applications is *MARCH 1, 2012. On-line
applications only will be considered; please see below.
2012 – 2013 Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Online
Please complete the application by visiting the site (link below). For
your application to be considered complete, you must upload (as a Word
.doc/.docx, Acrobat .pdf, or text .txt/.rtf) a Cover Letter, Plan of
Research, Curriculum Vitae, and Writing Sample. Additionally, you are
required to provide contact information for three (3) academic or