Mellon Post-Doc in African American Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral
Fellowship in African American Studies beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates with substantive research and teaching interests in Black Ecologies, geographies, disability studies, queer studies, and/or environmental studies.

The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the African American Studies
Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for
scholarly research and professional development. Renewable for a second year subject to performance.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. is required in a social science field including African American Studies, Africana Studies, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Science, and other social science and interdisciplinary fields.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (4) statement of current research, documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your 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

Applications received by March 20, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Amy Bello, Administrative Assistant, Center for the
African American Studies,

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.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,