|Fellowship ID:||MIT-School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences-CASTPOSTDOC [#2401]|
|Fellowship Title:||Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Center for Art, Science & Technology|
|Location:||Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]|
|Appl Deadline:||2013/01/15* finished (posted 2012/12/03, finished 2013/07/21, listed until 2013/01/15)|
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
Young scholars from any relevant field will be considered, but a demonstrated interest in working beyond one discipline is essential, and administrative experience and capabilities are required. Disciplines likely to yield competitive candidates may include (but are not limited to) history of science, philosophy, art history, cultural studies, anthropology, musicology, or performance history.
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) was established in 2012 to facilitate opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists, engineers, humanists and scientists. A joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), the Center is committed to fostering a culture where the arts, science and technology thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery.
Read more about the Centerâ€™s leadership and activities: http://arts.mit.edu/cast
About the SymposiumArt, Science, and Technology are ways of knowing and changing the world. These disciplines frequently draw from each other yet their devoted practitioners rarely have the opportunity for high-level intellectual and cultural exchange. The planned symposium, â€œSeeing / Sounding / Sensing,â€ will be an intensive three-day event that will invite creative artists to join with philosophers, cognitive neuroscientists, anthropologists, historians, and scholars from a range of disciplines in an open-ended discussion about knowledge production. The goal will be to challenge each domainâ€™s conventional certainty about â€œwhat is known,â€ â€œhow we know it,â€ or â€œhow we can know more,â€ and to stimulate new issues for possible cross-disciplinary scholarship in the future
Terms of Appointment
Eligibility and Selection
Applicants must have received the Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2010 and no later than July 1, 2013. If you have not formally received your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, please forward certification from your Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at your institution to confirm that you are expected to earn your Ph.D. prior to July 1, 2013. A Fellow may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship. The CAST Fellow will be announced in April 2013.
Â· Letter describing the applicantâ€™s teaching and research experience and potential contribution to the intellectual project of the symposium and the creative mission of the Center.
Â· Curriculum vitae.
Â· One-page description of an undergraduate cross-disciplinary class.
Â· Three letters of recommendation