2014-2015 Arendt Center Fellows

Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard College


Three Post-Doctoral Fellowships Available for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College announces three post-doctoral fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellows should have a Ph.D. in political theory, philosophy, or a related field in the humanities, and his or her work should intersect meaningfully with Hannah Arendt’s thinking.  In residence at the Arendt Center, the fellow will pursue his or her independent research at the Center, which includes Hannah Arendt’s personal library. The fellow will have access to Arendt’s Digital Archive through a relationship with the Arendt Center in New York City. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, conferences, lectures, colloquia, and workshops organized by the Center. For information, click here.

One fellow will teach 2 courses (1 and 1) in Bard’s First-Year Seminar. For more information on the seminar, click here. A second fellow will teach 2 courses in their field of expertise at one of Bard College’s satellite campuses in a NY State Correctional facility. The Bard Prison Initiative is the largest privately funded college in prison in the United States. BPI’s rigorous and ambitious courses represent the full diversity of the liberal arts including history, literature, social thought, mathematics and the practice of the arts. For more information about BPI, click here.

One fellow will teach 2 courses (1 and 1) in the political theory sequence at Bard College. One course will be Introduction to Political Thinking. The second will be an intermediate level course in political theory. The fellows will also be responsible for advising 2 Senior Thesis Projects.

To apply for the fellowship, please email a letter of application explaining your research project and interest in the Center, CV, and two letters of reference to: Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director, The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at http://apply.interfolio.com/24257.  Include in the letter a description of your teaching experience. The Deadline for Consideration is March 8, 2014. Decisions will be made in April.

Each fellowship runs from Sept. 1 2014 through May 31, 2015 and includes a $25,000 stipend. Candidates may also be considered for a teaching position in Bard’s Language & Thinking Program, an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students during the last three weeks of August. Compensation: $5,000 plus travel for June and July and room and board for the all periods during which the fellow is on campus for the Language and Thinking Program. Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should indicate so in the cover letter.

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