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[Commlist] Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-21 on Neoliberalism and Neopopulism

Tue Oct 22 17:05:38 GMT 2019

Position Information Title 	Postdoctoral Research Associate I//
Department 	English (0429)//
Location 	Main Campus//
Position Summary 	

The University of Arizona invites candidates for a one-year non-renewable Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Discipline is open. The fellow will participate in a Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar titled “Neoliberalism at the Neopopulist Crossroads.” This seminar will pursue the question of neoliberalism’s relationship to the rise of right-wing populist movements around the world. The project involves a comparative focus between three border zones: The United States and Latin America; the European Union and North Africa/Middle East; India and Pakistan. The Sawyer program includes participating UA faculty from Anthropology, English, Film Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, Government and Public Policy, Latin American Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese, among others. It will also involve the participation of community members, artists, and activists from Tucson, a dynamic and diverse city that sits just 60 miles north of Nogales on the U.S.-Mexico border.

We seek a candidate interested in interdisciplinary research and comparative studies. The position will be appointed in an appropriate unit at the University of Arizona depending on the academic training and focus of the successful candidate. Regional focus or area specialization in one of our three border zones is not required.

/Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!/

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Duties & Responsibilities 	

• Carry out research on topics relevant to the seminar.
• Teach or co-teach one graduate seminar tied to the Sawyer program.
• Share leadership in the coordination and hosting of the Sawyer program.
• Share editorial leadership of the publication outcomes and project web presence. • Collaborate with colleagues across the University on Sawyer related initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 	//
Minimum Qualifications 	

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant discipline in hand by the start date (transcript may be requested at a later date). Applicants also must show strong promise of productive scholarship and the ability to collaborate within and across programs at the university level. Finally, the successful applicant should be well-organized, with demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines for a major collaborative research project.

Preferred Qualifications 	//
FLSA 	Exempt//
Full Time/Part Time 	Full Time//
Number of Hours Worked per Week 	40//
Job Category 	Research//
Benefits Eligible 	Yes - Full Benefits//
Posted Rate of Pay 	$56,000 Annually//
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)//

Posting Detail Information Posting Number 	P20912//
Number of Vacancies 	One//
Desired Start Date 	08/01/2020//
Position End Date (if temporary) 	07/31/2021//
Limited to Current UA Employees 	No//
Contact Information for Candidates 	

Questions about the position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Leerom Medovoi ((medovoi /at/ <mailto:(medovoi /at/>).

Open Date 	10/21/2019//
Close Date 	//
Open Until Filled 	Yes//
Review Begins On 	12/02/2019//
Special Instructions to Applicant 	//
Diversity Statement 	

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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