Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships at Dartmouth

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With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth will be accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2023 to the end of Spring 2025. 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.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021. 

We seek candidates for placement in:

a) the Department of German Studies (with preferred specialization in migration studies; Black German studies; multilingualism; postcolonial studies) apply.interfolio.com/110329, or

b) the Department of English and Creative Writing (with focus on theoretical and conceptual work. Areas of emphasis might include, but are not limited to: postcolonial studies; the Global South; media studies; digital studies. We welcome applicants who focus on any historical period. apply.interfolio.com/110920 .

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Fellows are expected to be in residency at Dartmouth during the regular academic year for the full two years of the fellowship, although occasional travel may be approved. Fellows teach one course in their home department(s) or program(s) in the second year of their residency. This course may be offered at any level from introductory to advanced topics that contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and the selection of course will be made in consultation with the home department(s) or program(s). Fellows do not 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 2021-23 fellows received an annual stipend of $62,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only $2,500 computer allowance, the use of which must be in adherence with Dartmouth policy.  The terms for the 2023-2025 fellows will be similar.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Deadlines

The application period for 2023-25 Mellon Fellowships for placement in the Department of English and Creative Writing (apply.interfolio.com/110920 ) and the Department of German Studies (apply.interfolio.com/110329 ) will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022 and will close on Monday, September 19.   

Applications for Mellon Fellowships are to be submitted via Interfolio.  Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Materials to be submitted by the deadline include the application and all required documents listed in Interfolio. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. 

Initial application requirements include a completed application form; CV; and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the candidacy. (Three confidential recommendation letters and academic transcripts will be requested at a later date for finalists.)

All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12 midnight EST. 

Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before the deadline, 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.

Application Requirements

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and Creative Writing (apply.interfolio.com/110920 )
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of German (apply.interfolio.com/110329)

Please submit the following documents electronically via Interfolio by Monday, September 19, 11:59pm EST:

  1. Application form, including the titles of two potential courses.
  2. Personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other relevant information.
  3. CV.

All materials must be uploaded by Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:59pm EST. Please note that the system will close at this time even if an application is incomplete. Only applications completed with all required documents by the deadline will be reviewed. Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Recommendation letters will be requested at a later date for finalists.

Applicants should hold a PhD conferred no earlier than January 1, 2021 or be ABD with PhD expected by June 30, 2023. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. There is no requirement that fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does prefer that fellowships be awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Fellowship applications will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the appropriate Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs.

There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Please contact us with any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

TIMELINE

  • August 8: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Application period begins in Interfolio
  • September 19: Interfolio Application for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship closes at midnight EST
  • September through March: Evaluations
  • March: All candidates notified by email of their final status
Institution
Date de candidature
Durée
2 années académiques
Discipline
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie, Art et histoire de l'art, Etudes classiques, Histoire, Linguistique, Littérature, Numérique, Big Data, Philosophie, théologie et religion
Sciences sociales : Démographie, Economie, Géographie, Identités, genre et sexualités, Psychologie et sciences cognitives, Science politique, Sciences de l'éducation, Sciences de l'information et de la communication, Sciences environnementales, Sociologie