According to the Association of American Universities Committee on Postdoctoral Education, “Postdoctoral education plays an important role in the research enterprise of the United States. Postdoctoral appointments provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques. In the process of developing their own research skills, postdoctoral appointees perform a significant portion of the nation’s research and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students”
ODU Pride Post Doc is an endowment campaign geared towards raising money for the proposed Post-Doctural position in Gay Cultural Studies at Old Dominion University.
The position will be administratively housed in the Humanities Institute, but rotated across departments in the College of Arts & Letters according to the scholar’s area of expertise.
The position would be filled annually, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and would be a subject to a competitive national application process. The selected candidate would be responsible for teaching a 1/1-course load (one class in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester). One of the courses would be a recurring graduate seminar in sexuality/gender studies while the other course would be an undergraduate offering in the scholar’s area of expertise.