New-York Historical Society Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History works as a public historian for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History.The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly background in women’s history and an interest in public history. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will help build the interpretive and pedagogical aspects of the Center’s programming, and will be deputized with managing certain projects independently. Among the position’s responsibilities are: serving as editor-in-chief of the regular Women at the Center blog; working on exhibitions in development; coordinating the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History; brainstorming ideas for public programs; and representing the Center in interdepartmental projects, including consulting on K-12 curricula with the Education Department. All Center fellows receive practical instruction and cross-disciplinary guidance from New-York Historical staff. Fellows learn to harness academic skills—such as research, scholarship, and writing—to serve a broad public, while gaining hands-on experience in exhibition creation and design, public program development, and the collecting of both museum and library materials.
Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The Fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member, working alongside senior scholars on the Center for Women’s History team at a dedicated workstation. The stipend for this position is $60,000 per year with full benefits. The award supports a scholar for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. This fellowship will last from September 5, 2023 through June 28, 2024.
Applications must include the following:
- A two-to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
- A curriculum vitae
- An unofficial graduate school transcript
- A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
- Three letters of recommendation