Dept. of English - two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fiction Writing

Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Iowa, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of ENGLISH invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fiction Writing beginning Fall 2021.

Eligible candidates must have received their terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in 2018 or later. Research and teaching interests must include fiction writing; secondary genres welcome. The annual teaching load for the Fellow is two courses per year (one per semester) with a full-time salary and benefits. The Fellow also will be expected to share their research with the Grinnell community and to be a contributing member of the English Department faculty and the Writers @ Grinnell program.  The ideal candidate will have some teaching experience and publications in fiction.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and a published writing sample (short fiction or novel chapters) or an excerpt from a novel-in-progress (25 pp. max.)

 Please provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Dean Bakopoulos at

or 641-269-4356.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.