Faculty Fellowship and Exchange Opportunities

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to invite applications for the following faculty fellowship and exchange opportunities. Please note that the awards are not all for the same academic year.  Some will be awarded for 2014-15, while others will be for 2015-16.

  • Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2014-15 and 2015-16)
  • Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo (2014-15 and 2015-16)
  • Faculty Exchanges at École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Short-term Visiting Professorship at Pantheon-Sorbonne: 2014-15; Alliance Visiting Professorship: 2015-16)

Information on each of these programs is provided below.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Sovern and Tsunoda programs is Monday, February 24, 2014; the deadlines for the Columbia Alliance Faculty Exchange programs are Friday, March 14, 2014 for the short-term program and Monday, June 30, 2014 for the 2015-16 Visiting Professorships. 

Sincerely,

John H. Coatsworth
Provost

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Applying for the 2014-15 or 2015-16 Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
The American Academy in Rome [www.aarome.org] is a distinguished interdisciplinary center for advanced study that regularly houses about 75 scholars, many of them – like the Sovern Fellows – for periods of one to two months.  Each year a full-time Columbia officer is selected as the Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellow.  The Fellow receives a 4-6 week residency at the Academy which provides housing (single room with private bath); meals six days a week (lunch and dinner); the opportunity to participate in trips and tours organized for and by Academy Fellows; invitations to all Academy concerts, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, readings, and symposia; and access to all Academy scholarly resources, including the Library, Photographic Archive, Antiquities Collection and Archaeology Room.  It is a non-stipendiary award, and the Fellow is responsible for all other costs associated with the fellowship, including travel and other living expenses. 

If the fellowship is taken during the academic year, the 4-6 week residency must be scheduled between September 1 and April 30.  If taken during the summer period, the 4-6 week residency must be done between May 1 and July 31. 

The Sovern Fellow must be employed full-time at Columbia and can be a scholar or artist in any field, a curator, librarian or administrator.  Individuals wishing to be considered for the 2014-15 or 2015-16 fellowship should submit an application indicating the year for which they are applying along with a brief description of no more than two pages in length that: outlines what the applicant proposes to do in Rome; describes how the fellowship will facilitate those endeavors; and gives the dates of the proposed residency.  The selectee will be announced in early March. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the Sovern Fellowship is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC 4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to provost@columbia.edu.

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Applying for the 2014-15 or 2015-16 Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo
Established in 1882, Waseda University [www.waseda.jp] is one of the leading research-intensive universities in Japan.  It offers a broad menu of undergraduate, graduate and graduate professional programs and has established the Tsunoda Fellowship to promote academic exchanges between the faculties of Columbia and Waseda. Fellows receive access to an apartment which can accommodate up to a family of 3-4 persons, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses and one economy class trip for themselves (not family members) to and from Japan for purposes of the fellowship program.  It is a non-stipendiary award, and Fellows are responsible for all other costs associated with the fellowship. 

Fellowships may be awarded for any duration between one month and twelve months.  Faculty must be able to begin their fellowship during the academic year of the award, which runs from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.  Fellows must be in residence during the period in which they hold the fellowship. 

During the period of the residency, Fellows are not asked to offer formal instruction in the University, but they may be asked to give a lecture on a subject of their academic interests and will be expected at least once during the period of the fellowship to present the results of their current research.  They may also be asked to hold informal talks or seminars with faculty and advanced graduate students who share their academic field or scholarly interests.

Full-time faculty wishing to be considered for the fellowship should submit a copy of their CV and a brief description of no more than two pages in length that: outlines the research they propose to do while in Tokyo; gives the name or names of Waseda colleagues with whom they intend to work/interact while there; and suggests possible dates for the residency period.  The selectee(s) will be announced in early March. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 Tsunoda Fellowship is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC 4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to provost@columbia.edu.

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Applying for the 2014-15 Short Term Visiting Professorship and the 2015-16 CU- Alliance Faculty Exchanges in Paris
Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne have expanded their long-term academic collaboration to include a program of faculty exchange.  The faculty exchange is intended to foster transatlantic linkages among the faculty and to increase the range of educational experiences available to students at the participating institutions. Information about the Alliance, as well as the Call for Applications can be found at [http://alliance.columbia.edu/call-visiting-professors].

The Alliance Program will accept applications for a Short-Term Visiting Professor position at Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University.  Visits are for one week to one month and take place between October 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Full-time officers of instruction are eligible to apply.  The faculty member will teach a mini-course and give one public lecture (2.5 hour/week); these can be given in English or in French.  Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne will cover the flight expenses and provide a per diem of 150 Euros/day to cover living expenses.

Each application should be sponsored by a professor at Pantheon-Sorbonne, who will submit the application on behalf of the applicant.  Application forms are available at the Alliance website. Application materials should be submitted to the Alliance Program team at al3012@columbia.edu by Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Three Alliance Visiting Professorships will be offered to full-time Columbia faculty members in 2015-16.

  • École Polytechnique:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at École Polytechnique during 2015-16.
  • Sciences Po:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at Sciences Po during 2015-16.
  • Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne during 2015-16.

All Alliance visiting professors are required to teach one full course (14 sessions per semester) in the host institution.  They are also expected to give two academic lectures or seminar presentations, and to attend two dinners or events hosted by the Alliance Program.

Visiting professors receive a salary from the host institution to help cover living expenses incurred while teaching at the host institution.

Full-time faculty members wishing to be considered for a 2015-16 visiting professorship should submit a copy of their CV and a one-page statement outlining how the exchange opportunity would benefit their research and teaching interests, the semester in which they would like to visit and the course that they would propose to teach at the host institution. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the Alliance Visiting Professorships for 2015-16 is Monday, June 30, 2014. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Alliance Office to Alessia Lefebure at al3012@columbia.edu.