Postdoctoral Opportunity - Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University
The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for the
Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique
opportunity for recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop
as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded
for a term of two years (with the possibility of a third). Fellows
teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s
15 humanities departments or programs. They are also expected to
participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes
regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in
progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will
also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will
have the opportunity to be active in its programs and
Program admissions focus on selected fields of humanities scholarship in each application year on a rotating basis. Eligible fields for the 2020 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2021) are:
• Comparative Literature
• French and Italian
• Religious Studies
We invite applicants from any field whose work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in one of the eligible Stanford departments. Candidates should specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field for which they would like to be considered.
Candidates for this competition must have received their PhD between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2021. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2021. Stanford PhDs and employees are not eligible for consideration.
The stipend for 2020-21 will be $86,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 1, 2020. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon. You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:
• Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
• Curriculum vitae
• Dissertation abstract (up to three pages).
• A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
• A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages)
Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments or programs; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula.
• Three confidential letters of recommendation (or the applicant’s active graduate school dossier)
Faxed or emailed materials cannot be considered. Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed.
For more information, please visit http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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