[ES_JOBS_NET] Bolin Dissertation Fellowship in Geosciences at Williams College

Mea Cook Mea.S.Cook at williams.edu
Tue Aug 21 08:18:43 MDT 2018

The Williams College Geosciences Department invites applications for the
Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship includes 2 years of
salary and research support while in residence at Williams College, and is
for scholars from groups underrepresented in their field.

In Geosciences, underrepresented groups include all racial and ethnic
minorities, women, first-generation college students and people with

Bolin Fellows typically complete and defend their dissertation in the first
year of the fellowship. They teach one course each year. Williams is a
liberal arts college with 2000 undergraduates and strong focus on
excellence in teaching and in research.

More information on the Bolin Fellowship is below and at this link:

Applications are submitted through Interfolio:

Please circulate this announcement to anyone who may be interested!


Mea S. Cook
Associate Professor and Chair
Geosciences Department
Williams College
947 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-4541
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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—or in the case of MFA
applicants, building their professional portfolios—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.

*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. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the
degree; only those with degrees granted in 2018, or to be granted in 2019,
are eligible to apply.

*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.

During the period of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be
affiliated with an appropriate department or program and will be expected
to teach one one-semester course each year, normally in the fall semester
of year one and the spring semester of year two.

Candidates should apply via Interfolio (see links below) before 11:59 p.m.
on November 15, 2018 with:

   - a cover letter with a description of your teaching interests; this
   letter should also explain how you fit the eligibility criteria for the
   - a full curriculum vitae;
   - a graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of
   - PhD applicants: a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably
   limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree.
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