Duke University, Linguistics Program

Position ID:Duke-Linguistics-POSTDOC [#18894]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Linguistics
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Areas
Appl Deadline:2022/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/07/01, finished 2022/05/16, listed until 2022/06/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Duke University, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (12 to 18 months) for the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on the theme of “Language Discrimination in Fragile and Precarious Communities.” The seminar is hosted by Duke University and includes faculty fellows from four other local universities. The series is broadly interdisciplinary in nature and includes faculty fellows working in the humanities, social sciences, natural and biological sciences and professional schools (Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.)

The applicant’s area of research should engage themes related to the seminar, which emphasize social science and humanities approaches to the major themes of the seminar focusing on (1) minorities, underrepresented communities and language-based discrimination, (2) linguistic diversity in education, (3) multilingualism, immigration and identities, and (4) indigenous and endangered languages. Computational Linguists are welcome to apply as well.

Eligibility: Applicants must have or will have completed the Ph.D. or JD degree between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will be actively engaged with all aspects of the seminar series, which includes providing support to the Duke documentary expert. All series-based presentations and discussions will be recorded, a special peer-reviewed volume of articles on language issues in fragile communities will be published electronically and in electronic format, and a documentary film will be produced at the conclusion of the series.

Application and Notification Schedule: We will begin reviewing materials, submitted to Academic Jobs Online immediately, and we encourage applications to be submitted by April 1, 2022. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Required Application Materials: • Cover letter, describing applicant’s research agenda and relevance to fellowship themes • Curriculum vitae • Publication or writing sample of no more than 8000 words • Two letters of recommendation, submitted separately through Academic Jobs Online.

Questions may be directed to: Edna Andrews, eda@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
316 Languages Building
Box 90260