Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: September 26, 2017

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to postdoctoral fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools.

Each Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. The current annual stipend is $60,000. Fellows are eligible for participation in the University health, dental, and life insurance programs. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments.

Eligibility:

The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2015 and September 1, 2018. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Princeton University Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition. Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year:  three Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

Eligibility:

a) Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
You must have received your degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.
The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.

b) Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:
If you will not meet the September 15, 2017, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half).

Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and candidates for/recipients of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply. If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that applicants wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application deadline:   September 6, 2017 (UW deadline)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizens (international students should review the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website)
  • Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.
  • In good health

Application Process

Current UW graduate students MUST apply through the UW campus process and meet the earlier UW deadline of September 6, 2017. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students must complete and submit all application materials by this earlier deadline. Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

UW applicants are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will take place Sept. 23, 2017, BEFORE autumn classes begin. If you will be out of area on that date, please contact the appropriate Fulbright Program Advisor using the contact information available here.

Information about the UW application process and guidance on preparing an application is available here. The Institute of International Education’s Fulbright website provides detailed information on the award itself. Prospective applicants should closely read the country summary for the country to which you wish to apply. Each country has different guidelines, procedures and priorities. This is especially true of language and affiliation requirements. Pay close attention to the details in the country summary to make sure your interests match before proceeding with an application.

James Madison Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The Fellowship supports graduate study leading to a master’s degree at any accredited institution in the US.

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Dartmouth College Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Eastman/Marshall fellowships promote student and faculty diversity by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars and other graduate scholars who demonstrate commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

The fellowships support graduate scholars for a 12-month residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other PhD requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. Fellows may be pursuing the PhD degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

Two fellowships will be awarded. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $36,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Fellows will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team. While visiting Dartmouth, fellows will enroll in thesis research as a graduate special (non-degree) student and will receive a full tuition scholarship towards the tuition billed to their student account.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application deadline:   September 7, 2016 (UW campus deadline)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.

Students interested in public policy should also explore the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship and consult with the Office of Fellowships, Assistantships, and Awards at the UW Graduate School if interested in applying.

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizens (international students should go to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website)
  • Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.
  • In good health

Application process

Current UW graduate students MUST apply through the UW campus process and meet our earlier campus deadline. The University of Washington campus deadline for the 2017–2018 Fulbright U.S. student competition is Sept. 7, 2016. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline. 

Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

UW applicants are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will take place Sept. 24, 2016 (NOTE: This is BEFORE autumn classes begin).

For complete information about these opportunities, see: https://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/fulbright-u-s-student-program/

Summer 2016-2017 TA Position in the College of Engineering STARS Program

Application deadline:   Open until filled

The College of Engineering office of Diversity and Access needs a teaching assistant (50%, Summer 2016 – Spring 2017) to provide academic support for freshman and sophomore engineering students. The principle focus will be to support students participating in the Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) Program.  The position will provide support in freshman and sophomore mathematics and physics courses and assist students with building an understanding of the engineering disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of SAS Staff and Instructor:

  • Over the 2016 summer design a one credit “pre-physics” workshop to include basic calculus III components that are needed in order to be successful in physics.
  • Serve as lead teaching assistant for the STARS program Mathematical Problem Solving workshops offered during autumn quarter for first year students. Lead two sections of this ENGR 197 workshop tutorial that meet twice per week (including quizzes and grading).
  • Serve as lead teaching assistant for the STARS program Physics Prep course offered during winter quarter for second year students who will be taking physics 121 in the spring(ENGR 202 three credit course with lecture and workshop components)
  • Serve as lead course teaching assistant for the STARS program Physics 121 workshop offered during spring quarter.  Lead two sections of ENGR 197 workshop tutorial that meet twice per week.
  • Collaborate one-on-one or in small groups with students in the Engineering Academic Center to provide academic and learning skills support.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and training events for the STARS program and for the Engineering Academic Center tutors/workshop facilitators.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • Strong commitment to teaching required.  Teaching or tutoring experience desired.
  • Strong commitment to working with students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Salary
This is a 50% FTE teaching assistant appointment and includes the standard tuition waiver and health benefits for TA’s. The salary is commensurate with each appointee’s academic standing.

Applications
The position is open until filled.  We will be reviewing applications as they are received and setting up interviews with the aim of filling the position by the end of May 2016.  Please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate work) to Lynne Spencer (lspencer at uw dot edu).

Notes
Information on the STARS program is available here: http://www.engr.washington.edu/current/stars

This position is an Academic Student Employee position covered by the UW/UAW 4121 contract.  More information about the union can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/index.html
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.

Summer 2016 TA Position in Biology

Application deadline:   May 6, 2016

The Department of Biology has an outstanding opportunity for a Biology Teaching Assistant – Summer 2016. Biology typically hires several non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities

Attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.

For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Requirements

  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course, including final exam grading.
  • Must be available to lead labs and sections between 8 am and 7 pm.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see UW Hires Req. # 132330.

2016-2017 TA Position in Japanese Language

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature announces the availability of a Japanese language teaching assistant position for the entire academic year September 2016 – June 2017.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Japanese language classes daily (usually in the morning)
  • Making/grading tests and homework
  • Keeping student records
  • Participating in TA meetings
  • Collaborating with the supervisor and other TAs

All graduate students accepted by or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Strong preference is given to graduate students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Previous TA or instructional experience is a plus.

By the time of appointment, non-native English speaking applicants will have to provide a copy of their TOEFL/IELTS/TSE or VERSANT scores as a part of their application if they did not receive a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following countries: Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, or the United States.

Selection criteria include:

  • Proficiency in the target language
  • Command of spoken and written English
  • Academic standing
  • Evidence of effective teaching potential
  • Career plans involving teaching
  • Responsibility and the ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of the grammar of the target language and the ability to explain it clearly
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Previous foreign language teaching course work and training

For complete information about this opportunity, including application instructions, see UW Hires Req. #132118

2016-2017 TA Positions in American Ethnic Studies

Application deadline:   May 2, 2016

There are currently 4 open Teaching Assistant positions in the American Ethnic Studies program.  These positions are available for the full academic year of 2016-2017.

Graduate TA duties and responsibilities may include the following (specific duties and responsibilities will be provided by course instructor):

  • Attend lectures
  • Conduct quiz section meetings
  • Facilitate discussions
  • Prepare review materials for quiz sections
  • Hold extra review sessions for exams
  • Hold regular office hours
  • Tutor students
  • Develop and maintain electronic bulletin boards, discussion sites, etc.
  • Grade assignments
  • Proctor exams
  • Score exams
  • Maintain grading records
  • Maintain course attendance records
  • Calculate quarter grades
  • Attend instructor/TA meetings
  • Act as liaison/mediator between student and professor
  • Present lectures when necessary
  • Prepare handout materials

Requirements:
Currently enrolled social science or humanities graduate student with knowledge and experience in Ethnic Studies or cultural diversity. Priority will be given to graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Desired:
Knowledge in African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicano Studies.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be UW graduate student enrolled in classes for academic year 2016-2017.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application instructions, see UW Hires Req. #131507