FEATURED JOB: Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities Postdoctoral Opportunity at Stanford- Stanford University

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Home Office Notices (Jobs, Reviews)
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a term of two years (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s 15 humanities departments or programs. They are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

Program admissions focus on selected fields of humanities scholarship in each application year on a rotating basis. Eligible fields for the 2022 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2023) are:

• Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
• History
• Linguistics

We invite applicants from any field whose work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in one of the eligible Stanford departments. Candidates should should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula, and specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field for which they would like to be considered.

Candidates for this competition must have received their PhD between July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2023. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2023. Stanford PhDs and employees are not eligible for consideration.

The stipend for 2022-23 will be $92,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on October 15, 2022. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon. You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:

• Cover letter (circa two single spaced pages) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
• Curriculum vitae
• Dissertation abstract (one to three single spaced pages): Please note, that Linguistics applicants only are requested to provide a 1-3 page research statement, instead of a dissertation abstract.
• A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
• Two letters of reference

Faxed or emailed materials cannot be considered. Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. All applications will be acknowledged.


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Contact Info: 

You can contact us at mellonfellows@stanford.edu