Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences - Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted On: April 13, 2014

Hours: Part Time


Applications are invited for the Cooper Union Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences - Humanities and Social Sciences.

 Salary: $45,000

This one-year teaching fellowship is open to individuals who have been awarded the Ph.D. in geographypsychology, or anthropology after September 1, 2009. Applicants who have not yet been awarded the degree but will have degree in hand by September 1, 2014 must submit a letter from the department chair confirming that the degree is expected by the start date of the fellowship. The period of the fellowship is September 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

Cooper Union is a private institution offering professional undergraduate education in engineering, art, and architecture along with master’s degrees in architecture and engineering.

The fellowship requires teaching three courses, a sophomore-level core course in each term and an elective course in spring.

The fellow is expected to participate in the work of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and of Cooper Union in general – meetings, exhibitions, and other programs – and to give one presentation each term on an issue relevant to the fellow’s own research. 

The successful candidate will be an outstanding early-career scholar, with demonstrable skills in teaching and research.

 To that end, the application should include the following materials:

  • A current c.v.
  • A description of the candidate’s teaching experience
  • A description of the candidate’s current research project, explaining further how the fellowship will enable the candidate to bring the project to completion
  • Three letters of recommendation, which should address the candidate’s teaching abilities and capacity to make a significant academic contribution through book length scholarly work or its equivalent.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 30, 2014 and considered until the position is filled.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Candidates from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.