JOB – Postdoc in Food Studies, UIC

UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2014-15.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for the Humanities and the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in the Humanities with a focus on Food Studies for 2014-15. This position is part of the UIC Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past four years (2010). The degree may be in any discipline, but applicants’ work should focus on some area of food studies related to the humanities. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be housed in one of UIC’s humanities departments, will teach one course per semester and will participate in the Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group sponsored by the UIC Institute for the Humanities and the Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities.

We offer a stipend of $55,000 plus benefits. For fullest consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2013.

Application Process:
Applicants need to complete an online application via:
Check Job Board, and locate the listing: “UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies, 2014-15“

Complete applications must include these uploaded files named as follows:
• “Abstract” – 150 word abstract with project title
• “Project Narrative” – 1000 word narrative describing the research project the applicant will undertake during the fellowship year. The statement should include discussion of major research questions, description of the project’s source base, explanation of the project’s contribution to food studies and the relevance of the work to the humanities.
• “CV” – Current CV
• “Sample Syllabus” – Sample syllabus for humanities food studies course at the undergraduate level
• “Reference list” – Email addresses for three references who will be contacted for letters

For further information please contact Susan Levine, Director, UIC Institute for the Humanities: