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  MELLON POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2017-2019

2017-2019 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 2017. Each fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/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 ASIAN Studies
Academic Years 2017 - 2019
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2017. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

We are interested in a scholar/teacher specializing in the literature, religion, and culture (including film, media, & intellectual history,) of Central Asia, broadly defined as Afghan, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur, or Uzbek studies. This region connects Russia and East Europe, Iran and Southwest Asia, Pakistan and South Asia, China and East Asia.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course on some aspect of Central Asian studies, and an upper, 4000-level course on topics of contemporary relevance.

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 2017/18-2018/19 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2011. 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, 2017 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/7485 by November 1, 2016.

  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. 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, 2016.

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

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History
Academic Years 2017 - 2019
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of History invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2017. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

We are seeking applicants who are specialists in in the history of Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, 1600 to the present. The Mellon Fellow will be expected to teach 2 courses per year (4 courses total): one introductory, 2000-level course on a topic concerned with any aspect of the history of Central, Eastern or Southern Europe, and one upper, 4000-level undergraduate research seminar on a more specialized topic, designed for history majors. The History Department places great emphasis on superlative teaching, as well as on innovative research.

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 eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017/18-2018/19 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2011 and no later than June 30, 2017. 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. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada; international applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Application Procedures

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7538 by November 1, 2016.

  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. 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, 2016.

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274

Email: humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu  

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