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  MELLON POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2016-2018

2016-2018 Program
The Society for the Humanities will sponsor two postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships in the humanities, each awarded for the two-year period beginning July 2016. Each fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000/year. While in residence at Cornell, Mellon Fellows hold department affiliations and joint appointments with the Society for the Humanities, have limited teaching duties, and the opportunity for scholarly work. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in two areas of specialization.

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in German Studies
Academic Years 2016 - 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of German Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2016.

PhD in one of the following fields: Media/Culture/Communication, German culture, Comparative Literature, or equivalent.

Evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in German, excellent writing skills in English required.

Areas of specialization: Media Studies with expertise in at least one of the following subfields: Media Theory, Digital Media, Moving-Image Media, and Visual Studies.

One-course teaching load per semester includes one lower-level and one upper-level course (4000-level) in German or English on topics relating to the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2016/17-2017/18 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2010. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5930 by December 15, 2015.

  1. Cover page with:
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests
  4. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  5. Course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell: two courses during each year of the fellowship: one lower-level course and one upper, 4000-level course and a sample syllabus for each
  6. Sent under separate cover: Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before December 15, 2015.

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274
Email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu  

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Near Eastern Studies
Academic Years 2016 - 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University welcomes candidates in the area of Near Eastern Studies for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship, 2016-18. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary interests the Humanities writ large.  Possible areas of interest include: environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, digital humanities, materiality; and diaspora and migration studies. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per semester, a lower-level survey course and one upper-level seminar.  

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2016/17-2017/18 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2010. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6073 by November 1, 2015.

  1. Cover page with:
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests
  4. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy
  6. Course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell: two courses during each year of the fellowship: one lower-level course and one upper, 4000-level course and a sample syllabus for each
  7. Sent under separate cover: Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before November 1, 2015.

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274

Email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu  

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