Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies
The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies (Sub-Saharan West Africa) or African Diaspora Studies (West Africa and some area, or areas, of the Atlantic World, excluding the US) to begin July 1, 2018. The field is open to applicants from any academic discipline. Fellows are expected to teach three courses, that include a combination of introductory and intermediate lectures and seminars, and to participate in the life of the program.
Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2018 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.