Charles Eastman Fellowship 2024-2026
Dartmouth College invites applications for the Charles Eastman Dissertation Fellowship. We seek qualified applicants working in any area of Native American and Indigenous Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS.) Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.
This is a two-year residential fellowship in which the fellow is focused on their research and writing. We seek scholars who can contribute to building the intellectual life of the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Dartmouth College. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation at the end of their first year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment for the second year. In the first year, predoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $42,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses. In the second year, postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend of approximately $60,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2024-26 will be set at the time of offer). Fellows will teach one course in the second year.
Charles Eastman Fellows are part of the Provost's Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.
The Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should address in their fellowship statement how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.
ABD in any discipline, with a focus on any area of Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Please submit all materials electronically through Interfolio:
- Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
- Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced)
- Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced)
- Curriculum vitae.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion, will be requested of semi-finalists.
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