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Position Title: Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowship

Close Date: March 1, 2019

Position Description:
The College of Arts and Science invites applications for Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Four Mellon Partners Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded to individuals who received a Ph.D from Vanderbilt in the humanities or humanistic social sciences between September 2015 and May 2019. The two-year fellowship will extend from Fall 2019 to the end of Spring 2021. The fellowship will provide, through the selected institution, a salary of $47,747; benefits; a $2,500 research fund each year; up to $2,500 for one-time moving expenses when applicable; and will offer teaching and Digital Humanities opportunities at one of the Mellon partner institutions. In addition to these four two-year positions, we are also offering one one-year fellowship at Tougaloo College. Applicants may be asked to participate in interviews with one of the partner institutions.

To apply, please include:

  • Application narrative (up to 1,000 words) indicating your professional interest in, and suitability for, this specific fellowship. The narrative should include your level of interest in each partner institution (ranked from 1-4).
  • CV (no more than 5 pages)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (up to 5 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation. One must be from your academic advisor. If you are ABD, your advisor’s letter should specifically address the likelihood that you will completely your degree by May 2019. Recommenders should send their letters directly to Dean Bonnie Dow at

All materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should be compiled into one pdf and sent to by March 1, 2019.