Economics Bolin Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Economics
The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course. Thus, this is a two-year appointment, ideally one pre-doctoral and one post-doctoral year, with a one course teaching load each year.
Williams College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that is the largest per capita producer of students who go on to pursue a Ph.D. in economics in the US. The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, and currently has 27 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. In addition to our undergraduate program, we operate and staff the Center for Development Economics, which offers an MA in Policy Economics.
Contact: We are happy to answer questions about this Fellowship. Please contact Lara Shore-Sheppard, Chair, Department of Economics, at [email protected]
Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.
Terms: The annual stipend for the position is $50,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.
Candidates should apply via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/78274) after September 1, 2020 and before 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2020 with: a cover letter with a description of your teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you fit the eligibility criteria for the fellowship; a full curriculum vitae; a graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of recommendation; a writing sample (e.g. a research paper or a dissertation prospectus) and a timetable for completion of the degree. Reference letters should be submitted through Interfolio.