Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at UIUC

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 1:00am

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2013.

Areas of interest include: Race and Diaspora Studies, History of Science/Technology, Empire and Colonial Studies, Memory Studies.

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-15

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year (both graduate and undergraduate) in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in the IPRH Fellows Seminar, a yearlong interdisciplinary workshop, and will be encouraged to participate in activities related to their research available through IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.

The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:

  • Race and Diaspora Studies
  • History of Science/Technology
  • Empire and Colonial Studies
  • Memory Studies

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2008 and August 31, 2012. Please note that these are external fellowships; current full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as current U of I graduate students and scholars who received their doctorates from the U of I are not eligible for these awards.

The appointment will begin on August 16, 2013, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date for orientation. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will be required to live within 20 miles of Champaign-Urbana during the academic years of the appointment.

The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Guidelines
Applications must be submitted online at this URL: Applicants will be asked to create a password-protected account, to which they can return multiple times. The application system opens September 1, 2012. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. The online application must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2012.


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