The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University in New York City seeks Post-doctoral Fellows for the academic year 2008-2009. The goal of the Committee is to provide a space for cross-disciplinary, transnational, and otherwise expansive exploration of the world, including processes of globalization, comparisons past and present, and pressing contemporary issues. The Committee welcomes applicants from all disciplines, and seeks a mix of fellows from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to help create a new agenda for global thinking and action. The broad range of topics being considered under the purview of the Committee on Global Thought include: Secularism and Diversity, Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality, and Global Cities.
Fellows will be expected to teach or assist with one undergraduate or graduate course as well as to plan and participate in symposia and other activities of the Committee. The remaining half of the Fellow’s time will be devoted to individual research. Salaries will be competitive.
Please send three (3) copies of each: a CV, a letter explaining research interests and plans for research and writing during your tenure with the Committee, and a paper or other suitable evidence of scholarship. Three letters of reference, in sealed envelopes, should be enclosed within the application. All materials may be sent to:
Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, Heyman Center, East Campus, 2960 Broadway MC 5780, New York, NY 10027. Attn: Post-doctoral Search
Final deadline is January 15th, 2008.
NO APPLICATIONS or REFERENCE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL.