Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Call for Applications on Concepts of Diaspora note deadline is Thursday 11 November 2010

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2011.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876.

Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $49,680, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $1,500 are also provided. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.

Humanities departments and an interdisciplinary committee of Krieger school faculty members will review applications and select fellows for 2011-2012. Fellows will be selected based primarily on applicants’ scholarship and promise, as well as their abilities to fill research and teaching needs within the university’s humanities departments.

Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. in one of the following fields:

History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2006 and no later than June 30th, 2011.

Applicants may submit the following items:

* Letter of interest

* Full curriculum vitae

* Three (3) letters of recommendation

* Academic statement that includes research and teaching proposal

Applications are being accepted at

Applications will not be accepted after Thursday, November 11, 2010. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the fellowship. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is received in full.

Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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