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

Stanford University in California

Deadline November 17, 2014
Date Posted August 18, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary 65,000-66,000
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 renewal for a third year). 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 2014 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2015):

Classics, Linguistics, and Philosophy

Candidates for this years competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2015.

The stipend for 2014-15 is $66,000, 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 17, 2014. 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).  Linguistics applicants may submit a research statement (up to three pages) as part of, or in lieu of, a dissertation abstract.
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 submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit or contact us at

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at