Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellowship in the Public Humanities
The Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellowship in the public humanities, to begin July 1, 2017. Up to two Weil fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term. We seek scholars from within a broad range of humanities disciplines or interdisciplinary fields and are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in community-based projects, data science in the humanities, and/or the urban humanities. Candidates must have earned their doctoral degrees no earlier than May 2014 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. before July 1, 2017.
The Weil fellowship was established to foster the professional development of gifted scholars, further enrich the university’s vigorous research environment, and advance public humanities through productive interdisciplinary interaction. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period, apart from research-related travel. The post-doctoral fellows will be housed in the Center for the Humanities, will teach two courses per year related to their interests, and pursue their own research project. Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Center and of other units relevant to the fellow’s research interests. In 2017-18, the postdoctoral fellows may join an interdisciplinary workshop of WU faculty examining the reconceptualization of humanities graduate education. Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000 per year, plus postdoctoral benefits, and a $5,000 annual research/travel stipend.
All materials should be submitted electronically through the Washington University Jobs site. The job posting number for this fellowship is # 35086. Applicants should submit a CV, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a 20-30 pp. sample of academic written work, and a description of the project they propose to undertake during the course of the fellowship. Applicants should be sure to explain the public humanities component of their project and to describe its connections, if any, to community-based projects, data science in the humanities, and/or the urban humanities. They are also encouraged to describe what departments, fields, or initiatives they would like to engage during their time at Washington University. We are especially interested in supporting applicants' aspirations to extend the range of their academic expertise beyond their doctoral training.
Review of applications begins January 4, 2017. Finalists will be brought to St. Louis.