Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies
October 15, 2023
Working Time:Full time
Job Posting Number F00366
Position Title Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies Department American Studies-1090 Job Category Faculty Posting Position Type Full-Time Position Details
Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies beginning July 1, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in interdisciplinary research areas pertaining to the US and/or hemispheric Americas. The successful candidate will have a degree in American Studies or a closely related field; will demonstrate a working knowledge of the intellectual commitments of the field of American Studies; and will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department to complement the existing curriculum. The teaching load is one course per semester allowing time for scholarly research, and the fellowship will include opportunities for professional development. The position is for one year, and is renewable for up to three years.
Applicants may be ABD (receiving their degree prior to the starting date of the fellowship) or up to two years out from the date of Ph.D. conferral (degree received no earlier than 2021).
Management Competencies Competencies Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: 1) cover letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double- check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Applications received before October 15, 2023 will be given full consideration.
Please contact the American Studies Administrative Assistant, Samantha Murray, at email@example.com, if you have any questions.
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Optional & Required Documents
· Cover Letter
· Curriculum Vitae
· Writing Sample
· Research Statement