Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Amherst College: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Amherst College: Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Global Sound

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to Amherst College to support exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and halftime research. As part of this program, Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a visiting assistant professor for the academic years 2005-2007 in support of the Global Sound Project. The project will support members of the music department, collaborating closely with colleagues at Amherst and sister institutions, in developing an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of music in the context of global and cultural studies, The successful candidate will work with the members of the Global Sound Project to develop innovative courses and creative projects in the spirit of this initiative. Candidates are encouraged to consult the project's Web site at http://www.amherst.edu/grmusic/gsp/for further information. The fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to recent Ph.D. recipients who have not held a regular faculty appointment. Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2005, and will continue until an appointment is made. Please submit a letter of application, writing sample, resume, and three letters of reference to Professor Jenny Kallick. Department of Music. Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000. Amherst MA 01002-5000.

Law and Science

Amherst College seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor in the field of law and science. The fellow will teach one course per semester, and the rest of the time will be divided between curricular development and his/her own research. We welcome inquiries from candidates who have done graduate work in the social, historical, or philosophical studies of science and technology, as well as from scientists or legal scholars with special expertise in the role of science in law or the role of law in science. …

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