Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

McGill University is now inviting applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities. These fellowships will be offered to promising young scholars in the humanities for the academic year 2019-2020.

Fellows may be considered for teaching one course per year during the tenure of their fellowship, contingent upon availability. Those who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately $8,220 per course. Fellows are provided with office space by their host department.

Who May Eligible:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have fulfilled all degree requirements for a Ph.D. between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2019 (inclusive)
  • Applicants who have not yet received their Ph.D. degree at the time of application must include in their application a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their doctoral thesis defense.
  • Must propose a research project based in the Humanities (interdisciplinary applications are welcome).
  • Eligible Departments (location of work):
    • Anthropology (Humanities-based research only)
    • Art History and Communication Studies
    • East Asian Studies
    • English
    • Langue et literature franchises
    • History and Classical Studies
    • Islamic Studies
    • Jewish Studies
    • Languages, Literature, and Cultures
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science (Political theory only)
    • Religious Studies

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12635/apply

Rules:

  • Applicants must secure support from a full-time McGill faculty member in one of the eligible departments, who will act as their immediate supervisor during their Fellowship tenure.
  • An application must include a letter from the faculty member indicating a clear commitment to act as the applicant’s supervisor.
  • Note that each supervisor may sponsor only one candidate.
  • Application materials required:
    • A one-page research statement detailing the proposed project
    • A full curriculum vitae
    • A copy of all university graduate transcripts (to be uploaded by the applicant); McGill may request that official transcripts be sent at a later date
    • A copy of your doctoral diploma, or a letter from your Department Chair specifying the date of your D. defense
    • A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages (an extract from your D. thesis, a published work, or a draft of a work in progress)
    • Two letters of recommendation (to be uploaded by the referees)
    • A letter of support from your proposed supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at McGill (to be uploaded by the supervisor)
    • Include your proposed McGill supervisor in your list of referees on AJO.
    • The supervisor is in addition to the two other referees.

Benefits:

  • The Fellowship consists of the following remunerations:
    • The annual salary of $52,000 CAD
    • Enrollment in the McGill University employee benefits program
    • An annual research allowance of $8,500
    • Annual allowance to invite a visiting speaker up to $2,500
    • One-time relocation allowance expenses of $1,000
  • Fellows may be considered for teaching one course per year during the tenure of their Fellowship, contingent upon availability.
  • Those who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately $8,220 per course.
  • Fellows are provided with office space by their host department.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 26, 2018.

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