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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, including a statement of current research interests and a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to the Center for the Humanities themes (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of work in progress (not to exceed 25 pages). As part of the cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00167
Position Title Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department Center for the Humanities-1049
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2014 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences – broadly conceived – are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University.

The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty .

Up to two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the academic years, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 will be awarded a stipend of $55,000. He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture. The Fellows will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown.

Please check our website http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/mellon.html for updates.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates do not need to have their PhD in hand at the time of application, but will need to have it by June, 2018.

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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, including a statement of current research interests and a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to the Center for the Humanities themes (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of work in progress (not to exceed 25 pages). As part of the cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

We regret that we cannot reply to individual inquiries concerning the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities. All information that applicants may need is available at this web-site.

There is no official application form. Preliminary interviews will be held by telephone. Finalists will be brought to the Wesleyan campus for longer interviews during February or March of 2018.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample of Scholarly Writing
Optional Documents