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Fellowship Competition
University of California in Oakland, California
Date Posted 09/17/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards postdoctoral fellows in the humanities an opportunity to research and lecture at Columbia University for up to 3 years. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University, located in New York City, and as postdoctoral research fellows. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. At least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core, which includes Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences.

Eligibility & Requirements

Fellows newly appointed must have received the PhD within the last 2 years. CV. Research project proposal. Writing sample. Design a 2-page syllabus for an undergraduate course that the applicant may eventually teach. 2 letters from references. Application fee of $25. If selected, interviews will take place in late January.

Academic Level

Postdoctoral Scholar.


Humanities. Social Sciences. Arts and Architecture. Theater, Film and Television. Anthropology, Art History & Archaeology, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, English & Comparative Literature, Film Studies, French & Romance, Philology, Germanic Languages, History, Institute for Research in African American Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Italian, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Slavic Languages & Cultures, and Sociology.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Columbia University, William R. Kenan Trust

Last Updated :: 08/06/2019
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