Position Summary: Princeton University is pleased to announce a new fellowship program, in conjunction with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. The Initiative's theme is "Cities of the Americas: Architecture, Society, Policy, and Culture." We are currently inviting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. There will be two year-long junior positions and one semester-long senior position which can be extended to a year's residency with outside, non-Princeton support. Three positions (two junior, one senior) will be offered again in 2015-16, and 2016-17.
Preference will be given to applications received by March 31, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #1400056 and submit a vita, and a 1,000 word description of the research project that he/she would undertake. Please include a separate 500 word description of a proposed course, potential events/works/projects that he/she may initiate, and potential department/program/school affiliations. Contact information for three references should be submitted. We welcome applications from those with non-academic as well as academic credentials.
Senior Fellows, appointed for a semester, will be provided with a salary of $75,000, plus benefits. The senior fellowship can be extended to a year's residency with outside, non-Princeton support. Junior Fellows will receive a $75,000 academic year salary for 2014-15, plus benefits. All Fellows will be able to draw from a small fund for events projects that he/she would like to initiate. 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.
Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities can be found at www.princeton.edu/arc-hum.
Essential Qualifications: Princeton University invites applications from scholars, writers, critics and practitioners of exceptional promise to pursue projects at Princeton University related to architecture, urbanism, and the humanities, specifically in the context of North and South America. The Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. We seek applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents, who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work. The Senior Fellow will be selected for their capacity to widen the Program's intellectual horizons at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities, and to offer an accomplished figure the chance to take part in Princeton's singular scholarly, teaching, and social community. Junior fellow positions are for early career scholars, writers, critics, and practitioners of exceptional promise to pursue projects at Princeton University related to the Initiative themes.
Subject to the applicants' qualifications and approval of the Dean of the Faculty, Mellon Fellows would be expected to teach or assist in teaching a multidisciplinary course related to architecture, urbanism, and the humanities in addition to their primary pursuit of writing/research/or design projects. The Fellows' projects may be undertaken in collaboration with students or other faculty while on campus. Fellows will participate actively in events related to the Initiative, including the Princeton-Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment (RUE). In addition to this work, Fellows may deliver a public lecture or propose another small event, work, or project related to the Initiative.
Education Required: Advanced Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.