Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2020 to the end of Spring 2022. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
We are currently NOT accepting applications for Jewish Studies; Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages; Spanish and Portuguese; and German Studies. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.
Fellows are expected to teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses.
The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center. The 2019-2021 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2020-2022 fellows will be similar.
Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs. Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs, which will then be invited to apply for one of the candidates. Departments and programs will be expected to justify requests for a fellow by detailing the benefits expected from, and afforded to, that fellow, and by indicating how the fellow might contribute something new, or currently lacking, to the intellectual life of the college. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.
Applicants for the 2020-2022 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2018. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2020 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.Application Instructions
Applications for the 2020-2022 fellowship must be received on Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/67664 ) on or before October 1, 2019. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy. All documents are required electronically via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/67664) on or before October 1, 2019. Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before that date, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time, and we will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.
Transcripts uploaded to Interfolio are considered "unofficial." Uploaded transcripts are required and accepted at the time application; finalists may be asked to submit official paper transcripts.