Monday, September 3, 2007

Mellon Humanities Post-Doc at Wesleyan University

Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship ( Deadline 1 November 2007.
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree after June 2005 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences—broadly conceived—are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty.
One Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole academic year, 2008-2009, and each Fellow will be awarded a stipend of $40,000. He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture. The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown. The Theme for 2008-2009 will be “The Business of the University in an Age of Knowledge Transformations”, please visit our website for a complete description of the theme. Scholars whose interests bear upon this theme are encouraged to apply for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.