Alice Paul Center Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Visiting Scholar Program

The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women invites applications for a Visiting Scholar from candidates in all the disciplines. The aim of the program is to enable the scholars to conduct independent research related to gender and sexuality while in residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

Preference will be given to candidates with a distinguished research profile and research foci related to LGBTQ Studies, feminism of color, and/or global feminisms. Candidates must have Ph.D. or its equivalent in hand at beginning of affiliations.

Applicants should send an application packet saved in a single PDF document to with “Visiting Scholar Application” in the subject line. The application packet must include a Research Plan (up to 1,500 words in length) including how the residency at Penn will advance the project, curriculum vitae, and contact information for two recommenders. Up to one published writing sample may be included in the application. The preferred length and specific dates of residency are also required. Residency may range from 3 months to one academic year. Please be advised that we are unable to sponsor J-1 visa applications at this time. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please explain how you will address immigration restrictions. Scholars must be in residence throughout the requested timeframe of the appointment.

Travel, housing, and living expenses are the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar in this unpaid residence. Scholars will be provided with shared office space at the Center, Penn email account, and library privileges. Visiting scholars are encouraged to organize a symposium or other event related to their research, funded by the Center. Scholars are encouraged to participate in Center programming. The Center will help to identify opportunities to connect with GSWS scholars across the Penn campus, as well as to present work-in-progress to the GSWS community.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 2017, with decisions expected by the beginning of May

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