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WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY announces the ANDREW W. MELLON POSTDOCTORAL Fellowship Program

 

2015-2016 / 2016-2017

Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2011 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.  (Candidates do not need to have their PhD in hand at the time of application, but will need to have it by June, 2015).  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.

One Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole academic year, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, and will be awarded a stipend of $40,000.  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 Fellow 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.  The themes for 2015-2016 are listed here.  Scholars whose interests bear upon one of the chosen themes are encouraged to apply for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

 

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.

Online applications (see link to the right) should include:
a) a letter from the applicant, including a statement of current research interests and a brief proposal for
a one-semester  undergraduate course related to the Center for the Humanities theme
b) a full curriculum vitae
c) three letters of recommendation   
d) copies of published work, extracts  from the dissertation, or drafts of  work  in progress (not to exceed  25 pages)

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 2015.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Applications should be completed online by January 10, 2015 by clicking here:

Online Application

PLEASE DO NOT HAVE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION SENT DIRECTLY TO THE CENTER STAFF.  THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL INSTRUCT YOU REGARDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.

Applications faxed or emailed will not be accepted.