Manoogian Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Armenian studies - University of Michigan

Deadline
January 15, 2020

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Location (s):

  • United States of America
500 Church Street, Suite 400 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

Overview

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for the Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Armenian Studies. This full-time twelve-month position is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last three years.

Details

The goal of the fellowship is to offer a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will be able to conduct their research and have the opportunity to teach one course. Fellows will be expected to participate regularly in the ASP events, present one public lecture, and teach one undergraduate course while in residence. Scholars are required to spend the 2020-21 academic year (September–August) in residence at the University of Michigan.

ASP will award up to two one-year postdoctoral fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year.

Application:

Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies@umich.edu.

  1. Cover letter with title and summary (250 words) of proposed research project and course
  2. Current CV
  3. Electronic copy of dissertation. If dissertation is not complete at the time of the application, the applicant should forward the completed parts with a detailed outline of the rest of the work. If the dissertation is not in English, please provide a chapter in translation and other writing samples in English
  4. Research proposal (1500 words max.), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at ASP
  5. Description of one Armenian Studies related course the applicant proposes to teach (250 words max.) and a bibliography of texts that will be read during the course.
  6. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies@umich.edu

Applications for 2020-21 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2020.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.

About Us

The University of Michigan’s Armenian Studies Program (ASP) promotes the study of the history, language, and culture of Armenia and Armenians and helps prepare the new generation of scholars in the field. ASP is built on the solid foundation of rigorous curriculum offered by the two endowed chairs in Armenian studies: The Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History (1981) and the Marie Manoogian Chair in Armenian Language and Literature (1987). The University of Michigan offers an undergraduate major and minor in Armenian studies; MA and PhD degrees are offered through the University’s centers for regional studies and departments.

In addition, the program offers graduate student, post-doctoral, and visiting scholar fellowships; graduate and undergraduate student research support; specialized symposia, workshops and conferences, public lectures, and outreach programs. Through its work in the United States and abroad, ASP strives to contribute to the scholarly analysis and understanding of the challenges the Armenian people have faced at home, in the Near East and the Caucasus, and in the Diaspora.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Eligibility:

  • PhD required. Postdoctoral Fellows may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships, tenure-track or visiting positions concurrently. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation before the start of their potential tenure as Manoogian Fellows.
  • Research and proposed course should be related to Armenian Studies (history, literature, visual arts, and politics). We reserve the possibility to ask the fellow to teach a core course already listed in our curriculum.

Dates:

Deadline: January 15, 2020


Cost/funding for participants:

For the 2020-21 academic year, the fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 and a $2000 research/travel fund. Fellows will be eligible for U-M's high-quality benefits package.

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