Mellon Postdoc - Global, Transnational, Minority Performance & Media Studies

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:00am


Department of Theatre, Film and Dance

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Cornell University seeks a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in global, transnational, and/or minority performance and media studies. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research engages the intersection of performance and media, the use of media in performance, multiple and nontraditional media and performance platforms, old and new media. We would welcome applicants whose research includes dance and its interracial/intercontinental migration, old and new media representations of those forms and vigorous analysis of the implications for contemporary dance culture. We encourage applicants whose research and teaching explore medial and performative modes of interaction across different cultural contexts, embodied practices, theoretical domains, and historical configurations. Possible fields of specialization include Latina/o, Asian American, African diasporic, or Native performance and media; Latin American, African, South or East Asian performance and media. Teaching responsibilities include two courses a year, one upper-level seminar in the candidate's area of specialization and a lower-level introductory course in the field that could be comparative in nature. In addition, the Mellon Fellow is invited to participate in the Society for the Humanities' events, including weekly seminar luncheons.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2012/13-2013/14 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2006. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2012 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Applications are due January 6, 2012

Application Procedures: 
Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration:
a curriculum vitae
a detailed statement of research interests
a writing sample
course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell
three letters of recommendation.

Applications should be sent to:
Megan Dirks
Program Administrator
Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and educator. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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