Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
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 2018 to the end of Spring 2020. 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 Film and Media Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Music and Theater. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Applications for the 2018-2020 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2017.
Please do not submit material materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio shall be considered. 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 by October 1, 2017 at 12 midnight EST.
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. We will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
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 2016-2018 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 2018-2020 fellows will be similar.
Applicants for the 2018-2020 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2018 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.
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