2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in German Studies/Media Studies

The Society for the Humanities will sponsor a postdoctoral teaching-research fellowship in the humanities, awarded for the two-year period beginning July 1, 2016. The fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000/year. While in residence at Cornell, Mellon Fellows hold department affiliations and joint appointments with the Society for the Humanities, have limited teaching duties, and the opportunity for scholarly work.

The Department of German Studies invites applications for this two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position.

Eligibility criteria

  • PhD in one of the following fields: Media/Culture/Communication, German culture, Comparative Literature, or equivalent.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential, native or near-native fluency in German, excellent writing skills in English required.
  • Areas of specialization: Media Studies with expertise in at least one of the following subfields: Media Theory, Digital Media, Moving-Image Media, and Visual Studies.

One-course teaching load per semester includes one lower-level and one upper-level course (4000-level) in German or English on topics relating to the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Application date
15 Dec 2015
Date of residence
1 Jul 2016
2 years
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Humanities Media Studies
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 90.000