Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence.
*This job posting reflects substantially modified responsibilities and requirements for a position that was previously posted but not filled by The New School.
The New School invites applications for two community fellowships in conjunction with its Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence. These fellowships are meant to sponsor two community-based activists or organizers who seek to make an intellectual contribution by developing a project of their choice that centers the impacts or race and or indigeneity on their work in the world. Ideal candidates should be based in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania. One Fellow will be chosen whose work is concentrated in an urban area and one whose primary sites of work are in rural areas. The fellowships carry a nine-month appointment beginning September 1, 2021 and a stipend of $37,500K, including health benefits, subject to any relevant tax withholding.
Fellows are required to attend seminar twice a month with other members of the Fellows community which will include graduate students, postdoctoral students, and faculty whose work is concerned with the ways structural inequality – intersecting structures of social, political, and economic power – shape social relations of race, ethnicity, marginalization, inequality, gender, and indigeneity. In the seminar, works-in-progress will be workshopped and guest speakers (selected by participating fellows) invited. Fellows are also required to present their in-progress work once during the academic year.
This fellowship aims to bridge the gap between practice-based justice work in communities and the research that takes place at university because we believe that the pursuit of more just power relations is a complex endeavor and will require diverse knowledge resources – both those based in practice and those based in scholarship.
Additional information is available about the Mellon Initiative here: https://blogs.newschool.edu/news/2021/01/the-new-school-awarded-5-5-million-frommellon- foundation-to-advance-diversity-for-emerging-scholars-and-politically-engagedart/ The New School, a private university in New York City's Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
If your activism and organizing centers racial justice and intersects with areas of gender justice, economic justice, environmental justice, disability justice, or other related fields and you would like the time and space to reflect on your work in the world and start or complete ongoing intellectual or creative projects, you are qualified to apply! Folks from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and indigenous groups – particularly those who are not academics by training – are especially encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications materials are due by June 15th.
Application materials should be sent in a single PDF document with the following sections:
1. Completed application form 2. A two-page project proposal that states the aims, conceptual basis, and significance of the proposed project. In addition, please clearly articulate the project's connection to the goals of the Mellon Initiative; the proposal should also outline a plan for the completion of the project during academic year 2021 – 2022. 3. A two to four-page portfolio of community-based work. 4. Resume
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