CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Humanities & Arts
Region: 
Global

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE 2016 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE LAST DEADLINE WAS ON 11/01/2016. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2017. The fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000/year.

The society is interested in a scholar/teacher specializing in the literature, religion, and culture (including film, media, & intellectual history,) of Central Asia, broadly defined as Afghan, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur, or Uzbek studies. This region connects Russia and East Europe, Iran and Southwest Asia, Pakistan and South Asia, China and East Asia.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course on some aspect of Central Asian studies, and an upper, 4000-level course on topics of contemporary relevance. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017/18-2018/19 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2011. 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, 2017 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.