Cal State L.A. to Host
Los Angeles, California-The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has recently announced the selection of California State University, Los Angeles to host a humanities fellow through the foundation's new postdoctoral fellowship program. Applications for this pilot program will be solicited in the fall from recent recipients of doctorates in the humanities.
Through this program, successful national applicants who have received Ph.D. degrees in the humanities between December 1998 and June 2000 will gain access to teaching experience and mentoring by current teaching faculty at Cal State L.A. and other host institutions, including Berkeley, Harvard, NYU, Yale, Northwestern and more. The program aims to improve the participants' ability to obtain tenure-track teaching positions at universities and colleges.
Over the two years of support this program provides, Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their graduate research into publishable books and articles, a crucial prerequisite for prospective university faculty. To assist them in reaching their research objectives, Cal State L.A. has developed partnerships with such area research institutions as the Huntington Library and the Getty Research Institute.
"California State University, Los Angeles has a tradition of strength in the humanities, said Carl Selkin, Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Cal State L.A. "The beginning of this program coincides with the first year of our new endowed chair in the humanities, the result of a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant and the generosity of such donors as the Ahmanson Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Edison International and others.
"The selection process for the Woodrow Wilson program will give us access to some of the best young humanities scholars in the country. It will also provide these scholars the opportunity to get to know our University as we further develop the range and depth of our offerings in the humanities disciplines."
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. School of Arts and Letters at (323) 343-4001.
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