Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania

Date Posted November 25, 2013

Carnegie Mellon



Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for one A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. This A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to foster the academic career of a scholar with a recently earned Ph.D. degree by permitting the Fellow to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as a teacher and member of the Department of Modern Languages of the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department of Modern Languages seeks a candidate in one of the following areas: second language acquisition, cultural dimensions of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, literary and cultural studies, preferably with an interdisciplinary concern with language or linguistics. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the languages offered in the Department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish).

Terms of appointment

The Fellow will teach two courses in the Department of Modern Languages in each year of residency. The Fellow will have the opportunity to teach in his or her existing areas of expertise to prepare for a competitive academic job market. The Fellow 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 2014-2016 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 2014-2016 fellowship must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2014-2016 fellowship must be submitted by January 15, 2014. 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.

Strong applicants will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

Should you have questions, please direct them to hssdean@andrew.cmu.edu

Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/23823

Carnegie Mellon University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from, or nominations of minority and women candidates are encouraged.