Cornell University, Society for the Humanities

Position ID:Cornell-Society for the Humanities-POSTDOCNES [#25799, WDR-00040359]
Position Title: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Eastern Studies, AY 2024-2026
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Near Eastern Studies
Appl Deadline:2024/01/05 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/09/19, finished 2024/05/30, listed until 2024/01/05)
Position Description:    

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Near Eastern Studies
Academic Years 2024-2026
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024. This Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000/year.

 

We invite applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on questions of decoloniality/decolonial methods, environmental humanities, and / or migration studies. Temporal and regional focus is open, and we are especially interested in conceptually oriented work that critically reexamines and considers the Middle East beyond area studies.

 

Fellows are expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory-level course; and one advanced seminar per year, under a concurrent Visiting Lecturer appointment. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar with other Fellows at the Society for the Humanities workshopping each other’s projects.

 

We ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.


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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


Eligibility Requirements

 

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2018 and no later than June 30, 2024.  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. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.


Application Procedures

 

The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #25799 by January 5, 2024.

  1. Information cover sheet (will be generated via your AJO account):
    (a) Full name and home institution
    (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D.
    (c) Research interest(s)
    (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Cover letter
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  5. Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course
  6. Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course
  7. One writing sample [30-page limit]
  8. Diversity statement [optional – submit a separate statement or embed the information into other parts of your application materials]
  9. Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by January 5, 2024)
  10. Three letters of recommendation.  Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before January 5, 2024

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-4086
Email: 
humctr@cornell.edu  


Society for the Humanities


The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large.


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to attend all of the Society’s events, and are expected to participate in the Society’s weekly Wednesday Fellows Seminar and luncheon.


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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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Society for the Humanities
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