Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities

Location
New Jersey, United States
Posted
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Ref
9621
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past and present. Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon may be found at https://arc-hum.princeton.edu/.

The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events. 

The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and "healthy cities"; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2019), or a terminal Master's degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2019 for full consideration to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9621. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown.

The Mellon Fellow will receive up to $75,000 for a 10-month academic year salary for 2019-20, plus benefits. On rare occasions, appointments for less than one year will be considered. There is a modest Fellow's fund for initiating programs. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications at the time of appointment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.