2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Near Eastern 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 Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University welcomes candidates in the area of Near Eastern Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary interests the Humanities writ large. Possible areas of interest include: environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, digital humanities, materiality; and diaspora and migration studies. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per semester, a lower-level survey course and one upper-level seminar.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2016/17-2017/18 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2010 and by June 30, 2016.
  • Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply.
Application date
1 Nov 2015
Date of residence
1 Jul 2016
2 years
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 6 years
Award granted
US$ 90.000