Become a Fellow

Typically the Center for Cultural Analysis will sponsor five fellowships for Rutgers faculty, five fellowships for Rutgers graduate students, and two Postdoctoral Associate positions for external scholars.

Faculty fellows will receive funding for a course release from their home departments, generally up to $5000. Graduate fellows will receive a $23,000 stipend, up to three credits in tuition remission, and health benefits (through the Graduate School), but they may not hold any other teaching positions, long-term fellowships, or administrative appointments during their CCA year. Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $50,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the new Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates teach one undergraduate course in a relevant Department within SAS, which is arranged through the CCA. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the duration of their appointment.

All seminar participants will have access to the CCA’s resources and will be expected to participate in and to present their work during CCA seminars, which meet regularly throughout the academic year.

 

Theme for 2022-23

Scale: A Seminar on the Urban Humanities

Directed by Anjali Nerlekar and Karen Elizabeth Bishop 

This CCA seminar explores how we think scale across the urban humanities in the twenty-first century: how do writers, artists, architects, geographers, and theorists use scale to reimagine the urban? What work does scale perform as referent, tool, index, and horizon? What pressures does it apply to how we understand and shape urban communities, the idea of the urban, and how artistic expression informs new urban possibilities and lived experience? How do the flexible orientations and relationships that scale leverages allow us to envision new forms of the urban, the political, and the quotidian? What are the spatial and temporal scales of belonging and memory in the modern urban? How do diverse, fluid, and dynamic scalar imaginaries allow us to live locally within larger global and planetary contexts as well as in present historical moments that also engage deep time? What, in short, is the current state of scale and what is its urban future?

Over two semesters of bi-weekly meetings, seminar participants will come together to consider how scale shapes new reading and mapping practices, our measure and experience of the city, ways of configuring the localism of the global city, modes of urban belonging and home, understandings of sustainability and ecocatastrophe, and contemporary memorial practices and deathways. We will hear from leading artists, practitioners, and scholars, and will share and refine our own works-in-progress in an open, collaborative, and on-going dialogue with other members of the seminar. We will also, over the course of our year together, try our hands at various scalar technologies and projects that will enhance how we think the application, purpose, and future of scale as fulcrum for new knowledge production across the diverse and evolving urban humanities.  

Faculty and Graduate Fellows

FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Faculty members may apply for a fellowship in connection with the annual theme.  The CCA will grant up to five faculty fellowships awarded in connection with the seminar, in the form of a course-release in either the Fall or Spring semester (course-releases are supported by funding for instructional replacement arranged through the Fellow’s department and paid by CCA, generally at the amount of $5000).  Faculty who will hold other fellowships (NEH, Guggenheim, sabbatical, etc.) are not eligible to receive funded fellowships from the CCA, but faculty who will be on fellowship or sabbatical may apply to be appointed as unfunded fellows. Applications from regular, full-time faculty members should be submitted for approval to their department chairs, who will in turn forward completed applications to the CCA.  Department chairs must indicate their willingness to accept the terms of support for a course release. Chairs may support more than one application. 

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Five graduate student fellowships will be awarded by the CCA to students who are in the process of writing their dissertations (i.e. coursework has been completed).  Graduate Fellowships grant $23,000 and tuition remission for up to 3 research credits per semester for the year. Graduate Fellows will be expected to attend all events related to the main seminar and to participate actively in the public functions of the CCA. Graduate Fellows may not hold any other teaching positions, long-term fellowships, or administrative appointments during their CCA year.  However, students who will hold other year-long fellowships may apply to be appointed as unfunded Fellows, provided their application clearly indicates the relevance of the seminar topic to their dissertation work.  Graduate Fellowships will ordinarily be awarded only to students who have received 5 or fewer years of funding from Rutgers University at the time of application.  Students who have already received 6 or more years of support may apply if the seminar theme is particularly suited to their dissertation projects, but they will require a waiver from SAS to take up the CCA Fellowship. 

Fellows will have access to the resources of the CCA and staff support, within the limits allowable by the CCA’s budget.  

Applications opening soon for Faculty or Graduate Fellows at the Center for Cultural Analysis for 2022-2023.

 

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE FELLOWS 

 The Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks to appoint two external Postdoctoral Associates for a year-long residential fellowship during academic year 2022-23.  Successful candidates may come from any relevant discipline; they will have all requirements for the PhD or other terminal degree in the relevant field must be completed by August 1, 2022 and a record of publication and scholarly engagement relevant to the seminar’s topic.  During the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates will attend a bi-monthly research seminar, present their own work, and organize a symposium.  CCA Postdoctoral Associates receive a salary of $50,000, health benefits, a private office, and administrative support.  Fellows normally teach 1 undergraduate course during their fellowship year. Since the CCA Postdoctoral Associate position is considered a residential appointment, candidates must agree to establish residency within a forty-mile radius of the New Brunswick campus during the 2022-23 academic year.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, 250-400 word abstract of your research project, a research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), and a brief description of an undergraduate course you would like to teach.  Three confidential letters of recommendation must be uploaded by your referees.

Applications opening soon for Postdoctoral Associate Fellows at the Center for Cultural Analysis for 2022-2023.