Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Trinity-POSTDOC [#8881]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate: Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Law
Political Science
International Relations
Humanities (more...)
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/02/07, listed until 2017/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Duke University, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is seeking a one-year Postdoctoral Associate to participate in a year-long Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the theme of “Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future.” The seminar is jointly hosted by the Department of History, the School of Law, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, though is broadly interdisciplinary in nature and open to scholars working in any field(s) of the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate’s area of research should engage themes related to the seminar, which emphasize humanistic approaches to subjects such as (but not limited to) the history of global or transnational corporations, international regulatory regimes, theories of corporate personhood and sovereignty, the private/public divide, and/or the relationship between corporate enterprise and human rights.

Eligibility: Applicants must have or will have completed the Ph.D. or JD degree between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2017.

Appointment and Salary: The position will run from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The fellow will receive a salary of be $47,500, as well as an additional $3,000 in research and professional travel support. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Duke during the term of the fellowship and to take active part in the Sawyer Seminar, including attendance and participation in events with visiting scholars and speakers, as well as co-teaching, with the seminar conveners, an advanced graduate course to run concurrently with the Seminar.

Application and Notification Schedule:
We will begin reviewing materials on Monday, February 20, 2017. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Notifications will be made on or around March 15, 2017.

Required Application Materials:

1) As one pdf:
  • Cover letter, describing applicant's research agenda and relevance to fellowship themes
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication or writing sample of no more than 8,000 words

2) Three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted separately

Please email application materials, using the subject "Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship" to:

Ali Prince, Sawyer Seminar Assistant

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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Contact: Ali Prince, 919-613-7187
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