Position Title: Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowship in English at Berea College, 2021-2022
Close Date: March 1, 2021
The College of Arts and Science invites applications for a Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowship in English at Berea College, 2021-2022. Applicants must be qualified to teach undergraduate courses in English and/or Art History, or courses in related fields (history, philosophy, etc.) which can be cross-listed with these subjects.
The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education, generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a collaboration among five colleges and universities—Berea College, Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College, and Vanderbilt University. The partnership supports faculty development on all campuses involved; seeks to improve graduate education at Vanderbilt, while preparing students to meet the needs of diverse types of institutions; and enhances undergraduate education at partner schools.
One Mellon Partners Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded to an individual who received a PhD from Vanderbilt in the humanities between September 2017 and August 2021. The one-year fellowship—which will extend from fall, 2021, to the end of spring, 2022—will provide a salary of $52,074, benefits, a $2,500 research fund, and up to $2,500 for one-time moving expenses as compensation for a 1:1 teaching load and digital and/or public Humanities research at Berea College in Kentucky. Finalists will be notified in April and may be asked to participate in remote interviews with faculty from Berea College.
To apply, please include:
- Application narrative (up to 1,000 words) indicating your professional interest in & suitability for this specific fellowship at Berea. Be sure to discuss fit, and your teaching/research plans for the year.
- CV (no more than 5 pages)
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (up to 5 pages)
- 3 Letters of Recommendation. One must be from the academic advisor. (If the candidate is ABD, the advisor’s letter should specifically address the likelihood of completing the degree by August 2021). All letters should be sent to A&S Dean of Academic Affairs Bonnie J. Dow via email to Angela.C.Sutton@Vanderbilt.edu by the recommenders.
Materials other than recommendation letters should be collected into one pdf and sent to A&S Dean of Academic Affairs Bonnie J. Dow via email to Angela.C.Sutton@Vanderbilt.edu by March 1, 2021.