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Faculty and Graduate Fellows


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. 


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 for Faculty and Graduate Fellows will be available Fall 2022.



The Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks to appoint two external Postdoctoral Associates for two-year-long residential fellowships during academic year 2023-25. We seek recent PhDs (or equivalent terminal degree) whose work is relevant to the theme of  “Sound Studies.” In 2023-24 our theme will be "Voice: Sound, Technology, Performance," focusing broadly on the history, metaphysics, and expressive range of voice as a doubly artistic and phenomenological category. In 2024-25 the focus shifts to "Resonance: Sound across the Disciplines," where resonance might be understood as an imagined immateriality, an aural effect in the sonic field that cannot escape its materialization in bodily, architectural, environmental, and other cultural concerns. Priority will be given to applicants whose work engages with both years' themes.

Salary: $60,000 plus benefits; postdoctoral associates teach one undergraduate class per year.

For a fuller description of the topic, see

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 for Postdoctoral Associates will be available Fall 2022.