Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latinx Literatures

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latinx Literatures


The English Department at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Latinx Literatures, beginning July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from candidates who have completed their PhD within the last five years and also those who have not yet completed their PhD, but will have the PhD in hand by the start date of the appointment.


The period, area, and research specialization for the position are open. We especially welcome applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; consequently, we strongly prefer applicants who can demonstrate a capacity for excellent teaching and a commitment to working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religious views, socio-economic status, and more.


The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for a term of two years and will have a teaching load of one course each semester. As one of the goals of this fellowship is to provide recent PhDs with an introduction to faculty work and life at a liberal arts college, it is expected that the fellow will be present and active on campus in Williamstown. The salary for this position is $55,000 per year. The fellow will also be provided with full benefits including health and dental insurance, plus an allowance of $3,000 per year for research and professional travel. This position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Information about the Williams College English Department can be found at: Applications should be submitted via interfolio at and should address how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support Williams’ commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please send the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing your research and teaching.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A writing sample of no more than 25 pages, preceded by a 250-word abstract.
  • A brief description of teaching experience and interests.
  • Names and contact information of three letter writers. Those who advance to the semi-finalist stage will be asked to submit 3 reference letters.


Completed applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.


All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check ( Fax and email applications will not be accepted. Inquiries should be sent to Patricia Malanga (


Application deadline

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


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Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students. Please visit the Williams website (


Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.