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Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Deleted on 11/04/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Humanities
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Full Time
Job Number: 9518
Job Function: Post Doc
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time
Organization: ENGLISH
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent
Salary: 50000 - 50000 US Dollars Annually

Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the academic department (English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy) in which they will be housed.
The Department of English is interested in candidates whose research specialty is in rhetoric or in literary and cultural studies as it intersects with one or more of the following fields of study: race; new media, digital humanities; intercultural communication, globalization; and medieval and early modern England.

Fellows will teach two courses in their home department in each year of their residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existing areas of expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic job market. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the many cross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars through the university's Humanities Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the undergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.
A 2013-2015 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,500, and three summer months salary for the two-year fellowship.
Application and selection process: Applicants for the 2013-2015 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2011. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2013 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.
Applications for the 2013-2015 fellowships must be received by November 1, 2012. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, proposed major field(s) of teaching, and the Carnegie Mellon department in which you would want to be based.
Fellowship applications will be reviewed by the relevant departments. Strong applicants will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.


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