University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars
Social Sciences and Humanities, 2013-14
Global Change in a Dynamic World
Application deadline: December 7th, 2012
The University of South Florida has embarked on an ambitious program to
enhance its rising stature as a pre-eminent research university with
state, national and global impact, and position itself for membership in
the Association of American Universities through: (1) Expanding
world-class interdisciplinary research, creative and scholarly endeavors;
(2) promoting globally competitive programs in teaching and research; (3)
expanding local and global engagement initiatives to strengthen
sustainable and healthy communities; and (4) enhancing revenue through
external support. Details are available in the USF Strategic Plan.
As part of this initiative, the University of South Florida is pleased to
announce the fifth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social
Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s scholars
is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not
limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster
management; climate change; population changes; technology and information
issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas;
ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories;
citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental
disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace
and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance
issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants
may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.
Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the priority
goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with distinguished faculty;
(iii) participate in interdisciplinary and programmatic seminar series;
(iv) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (v) continue to
build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed
articles and creative scholarship.
At least six twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in
Spring 2013 with appointments beginning August 5th, 2013. Appointments are
for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a
maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is
$40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance
program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents (up to $6,000).
Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available.
Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses. Please
refer to the link: http://www.grad.usf.edu/provostinitiative2013.php for
additional information about eligibility and the applicant process.