Humanities Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Humanities Scholars Program, an undergraduate research initiative in Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences, invites applications from Cornell PhD candidates and recent PhDs for one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions beginning August 1, 2020. The fellowship offers a stipend of $58,000. Two Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed.
The Humanities Scholars program seeks scholars who have completed a PhD in any discipline, including the humanities, interpretive social sciences, and the creative arts; we also welcome scholars who conduct interdisciplinary research that transcends traditional disciplines. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
The Postdoctoral Fellows will be selected based on their research’s promise for cultivating interdisciplinary exchange, nurturing collaboration across academic disciplines, and building upon existing disciplinary contributions to the humanities, broadly conceived. We seek candidates who are eager to develop their skills in undergraduate pedagogy, focusing in particular on guiding and mentoring undergraduates through the process of developing and researching humanistic questions.
We anticipate that the Postdoctoral Fellows will teach one course per year. As well, they will organize and support a regular schedule of events such as peer-to-peer workshopping of work-in-progress, workshops in oral presentation skills, careers in humanities, and other professional training, and regular coffee hours, lunches, and informal gatherings with faculty and graduate students. The successful candidate will work closely with the director and program manager to develop a schedule of events to integrate the Humanities Scholar Program students with events occurring across campus in the humanities.
Applicants eligible for the Humanities Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year include scholars holding PhDs from Cornell and Cornell PhD candidates who complete(d) the PhD degree between January 1, 2018 and July 31, 2020. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair stating that all degree requirements for the PhD will be completed by July 31, 2020. Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.