Alliance Faculty Fellowship and Exchange Opportunities
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 2016-17, while others will be for 2017-18.
- Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2016-17 Academic Year): Deadline Monday, March 14, 2016
- Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo (2016-17 Academic Year): Deadline Monday, March 14, 2016
- Faculty Exchanges at École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Alliance Visiting Professorship: 2017-18: Deadline Thursday, June 30, 2016
- Alliance Short-term Visiting Professorship at Pantheon-Sorbonne: 2016-17: Deadline Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Information on each of these programs is provided below.
John H. Coatsworth
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.
The 4-6 week residency must be scheduled between September 12, 2016 and July 28, 2017.
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 2016-17 fellowship should submit a proposal 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 April.
The deadline for submitting applications for the Sovern Fellowship is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016. Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC 4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]
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 with while there; and suggests possible dates for the residency period.
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2016-17 Tsunoda Fellowship is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016. Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC 4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]
Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne have expanded their long-term academic collaboration to include a semester-long 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].
Three Alliance Visiting Professorships will be offered to full-time Columbia faculty members in 2017-18.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
All Alliance visiting professors are required to teach one full course (14 x 2-hour sessions in one semester) in English at the host university. They are also expected to give two academic lectures or seminar presentations, and to attend two dinners or public events hosted by the Alliance Program.
Visiting professors receive a salary from the host institution to help cover travel, visa and living expenses incurred while teaching at the host institution.
Full-time faculty members wishing to be considered for a 2017-18 visiting professorship should submit (1) a CV, (2) 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 (Fall or Spring) and the course (s) that they would propose to teach at the host institution, and (3) a short letter of support from the home Department Chair.
The deadline for submitting applications for the Alliance Visiting Professorships for 2017-18 is Thursday, June 30, 2016. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to Alessia Lefebure, Director of the Alliance Program, [email protected]
Alliance short term visiting opportunities (between one week and one month) for Columbia University Faculty members are available at Panthéon-Sorbonne University during the academic year 2016-2017. The visit shall take place between October 1st 2016 and April 30th 2017.
These visiting positions are open to Columbia full-time officers of instruction of professorial rank, who work in disciplines and fields relevant to Panthéon-Sorbonne University. The visiting professor will instruct a course of 2.5 hours per week and give one public lecture. The course and lecture can be given in English or in French.
For more information please visit their website: http://alliance.columbia.edu/short-term-alliance-visiting-professorship-1-week-1-month
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2016-17 Short Term Visiting Professorship isTuesday, March 29, 2016. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to Anaïs Pamboukjian, [email protected], and copying Pascal de Varielles-Sommieres [email protected]