Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University

Stanford University in California

Deadline November 16, 2012
Date Posted September 5, 2012
Type Fellowship
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time
Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows will teach two courses per year in one of Stanfords humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and discuss topics of mutual interest. It is expected that Fellows will be in residence during the term of their appointment. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its intellectual life.

Eligible fields for the 2013-15 competition (for fellowships beginning in 2013):

Comparative Literature, French and Italian, German Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Candidates for this years competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2013. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2013.

The stipend for 2013-14 will be approximately $62,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer assistance, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by November 16, 2012. To apply, complete the online application process at

You will be asked to submit electronically the following material:

Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation abstract (up to three pages)
A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages)
Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and department curricula.
Three confidential letters of recommendation (or the applicants active graduate school dossier)

Faxed or emailed application materials cannot be considered.

Stanford Ph.D.s and employees are not eligible for consideration.

Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit, or contact us at or by phone at (650) 723-3316.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at