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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.” With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion. Job Overview
The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is pleased to announce a search for a 2023-24 Taft Postdoctoral Fellow. The Taft Research Center, established from the original 1930 Charles Phelps Taft Fund, supports 15 humanities and social science departments in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences and facilitates their collaboration and public impact at UC, in the region, and globally. Taft is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and the National Humanities Alliance.
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. after June 2019 in any field of inquiry in the 15 humanities and social science Taft member units (Africana Studies; Anthropology; School of Communication, Media, and Film Studies; Economics; English & Comparative Literature; Asian, Eastern European, and German Studies; History; Journalism; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; School of Public and International Affairs; Romance and Arabic Languages & Literatures; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and related fields are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide emergent, interdisciplinary scholars with time to further their work in an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary setting, and to provide them with mentoring from a faculty member in their field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses social justice issues and/or engages with diverse publics in contemporary, historical, and/or trans/national context. This is a one-year appointment with a salary of $60,000, possibly renewable for a second year. The position includes a $5,000 research budget and health insurance. The Fellow will teach one course per year; participate in the collegial life of the Center, which sponsors lectures, conferences, and colloquia; help develop and coordinate public engagement and community outreach events; and give an annual public presentation. The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center and is expected to spend the year (August-May) in residence at UC. For more information about Taft Research Center, go to https://multisite.uc.edu/taft
. Essential Functions
- Conduct research in one or more Taft fields.
- Prepare research for publication.
- Disseminate research as appropriate to the field(s).
- Keep informed of developments in field(s) to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
- Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
- Participate in Taft programming and events, as agreed upon with the Director.
- Teach two courses (or equivalent) per academic year.
Ph.D in any field of inquiry in the 15 humanities and social science Taft member units (Africana Studies; Anthropology; School of Communication, Media, and Film Studies; Economics; English & Comparative Literature; Asian, Eastern European, and German Studies; History; Journalism; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; School of Public and International Affairs; Romance and Arabic Languages & Literatures; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) or related field.
Qualified and interested applicants must apply online. In addition to the online application, please include:
- Cover letter, including a statement of current research interests.
- Curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., dissertation extract, journal article, draft of work in progress).
- Applicants should also arrange for the submission of two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: email@example.com, and put “Letter of recommendation for [applicant’s name]” in the message title.
This Fellowship is open to all scholars, national or international, who meet eligibility requirements. Visa eligibility: International scholars outside of North America are appointed under an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at UC.
We will begin reviewing applications on June 16, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held during the second half of June 2023 via Zoom. Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
- Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
- Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
- Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
- Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
- Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
- Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
- Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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