Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 3, 2016
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellowship in the public humanities, to begin July 1, 2017.  Up to two Weil fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term.  We seek scholars from within a broad range of humanities disciplines or interdisciplinary fields and are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in community-based projects, data science in the humanities, and/or the urban humanities. Candidates must have earned their doctoral degrees no earlier than May 2014 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. before July 1, 2017.

The Weil fellowship was established to foster the professional development of gifted scholars, further enrich the university’s vigorous research environment, and advance public humanities through productive interdisciplinary interaction. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The post-doctoral fellows will be housed in the Center for the Humanities, will teach two courses per year related to their interests, and pursue their own research project.  Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Center and of other units relevant to the fellow’s research interests.  In 2017-18, the postdoctoral fellows may join an interdisciplinary workshop of WU faculty examining the reconceptualization of humanities graduate education.  Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000 per year, plus postdoctoral benefits, and a $5,000 annual research/travel stipend.

All materials should be submitted electronically through the Washington University Jobs ( site.  The job posting number for this fellowship is #35086.  Applicants should submit a CV, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a 20-30 pp. sample of academic written work, and a description of the project they propose to undertake during the course of the fellowship.  Applicants should be sure to explain the public humanities component of their project and to describe its connections, if any, to community-based projects, data science in the humanities, and/or the urban humanities.  They are also encouraged to describe what departments, fields, or initiatives they would like to engage during their time at Washington University. We are especially interested in supporting applicants' aspirations to extend the range of their academic expertise beyond their doctoral training. Inquiries may be directed to Jean Allman  Review of applications begins January 4, 2017. Finalists will be brought to St. Louis.

Additional application instructions:

To apply, please go to and search for job posting #35086 and click the "apply" button at the bottom of the page. After the submission of the application and the CV/resume, the required additional documents may be uploaded.

You may upload your sample of academic written work and other documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at

Please have two letters of recommendation submitted from referees to Kathy Daniel by email or mail to Washington University in St., Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1071, St. Louis, MO 63130

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.