Position Description: – Lehigh University seeks applications for a three-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar to participate, beginning August 2019, in the leadership of our efforts to integrate and amplify the Humanities across all disciplines. The annual salary starts at $54,000 with full benefits.
Lehigh is a comprehensive research university with four undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Engineering and Applied Science, and a new College of Health, focused on population health, that will admit its first students in Fall 2020–and a graduate College of Education. The expansion of professionalized degree programs has created a great need for additional study and training in the Humanities. Our goal is to immerse the study of the Humanities across the university, to build sustainable structures to maintain new pedagogical and research initiatives, and to strengthen the Humanities themselves.
The scholar will contribute to sharpening and pursuing the vision of the grant program and to the development of programming under its auspices, pursue individual scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with Lehigh’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work with faculty to help reimagine courses and pedagogies to better integrate and accentuate the Humanities. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2016 and August 2019. We seek scholars from a wide range of disciplines; successful candidates will have extensive training in the Humanities or the Humanistic Social Sciences and a deep commitment to integrating the Humanities across all disciplines at the university. We have designed a specific mentoring plan for the postdoctoral scholar intended to provide support for the candidate’s research and professional development while at Lehigh, and we will customize this plan to fit the scholar’s individual needs. The scholar will benefit from working with a primary Humanities mentor and with other program leaders.
Among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh University is the academic home of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 475 tenure line faculty. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania, about one and one-half hours from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, and abundant cultural activities. Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its academic community and the diversity of perspectives shaping its research programs and curricula. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.
Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please also see Lehigh Work/LifeBalance for Faculty: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv
How to apply
Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-1219 and submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is July 15, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Michael Kramp ([email protected]).