Stelle: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (Stanford University)

Stanford University:
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Begin: September 1, 2014
Stipend: $64,000

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 Stanford’s 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 2014-16 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2014):

German Studies, History, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Music

Candidates for this year’s competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2014.

The stipend in 2013-14 is $64,000, 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 15, 2013. 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 applicant’s 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: email mellonfellows at or by phone at (650) 723-3316.

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