Job Opening – Wellesley College Fellowships (11/2009)

2009 November 16

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College is pleased to announce the Newhouse resident fellowships for academic year 2010-2011.

Newhouse Faculty Fellowships are open to both junior and senior faculty members at other institutions.  In addition to salary-replacement stipends of $50,000, Newhouse faculty fellows will receive up to $3,000 in research support.  It is expected that external faculty fellows will combine their Newhouse Center stipends with support from other granting agencies or their home institutions.

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College was established by a generous gift from Susan and Donald Newhouse in 2004. The Newhouse Center aims to promote excellence and innovation in humanistic studies. The Newhouse Center occupies a central space in the Wellesley campus and hosts eight to ten resident fellows each year. Wellesley faculty members on sabbatical and visiting scholars from other institutions. In some years, the Newhouse Center is also able to host Mellon Postdoctoral fellows, but these postdoctoral openings will be advertised by individual academic departments or programs: the application procedures below are for Newhouse Faculty Fellowships only.

Resident fellows will devote themselves primarily to their own research, but will also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution, participating in programming and events as appropriate,sharing their work in progress, and serving, if they choose, as mentors to student research assistants. Beginning in 2010-11, Newhouse Faculty Fellows will be given the opportunity to work with the Director to design a program in which to present his/her work to the larger community while in residence – e.g.short lecture series, interdisciplinary panel, min-conference, etc.

Applicants for Newhouse Faculty Fellowships should submit by December 1, 2009
1) a research proposal of no more than 1250 words, describing the project and plan of research for the proposed residency; a brief bibliography may be appended;
2) a brief description of a broad programming vision in which to present his/her work while in residence;
3) a curriculum vitae;
4) the names and contact information of three referees, and
5) a cover letter that makes clear the applicant’s reasons for wishing to work at the Newhouse Center and that also makes clear whether the applicant is willing to be considered for an unstipended as well as a stipended fellowship. Applicants should contact recommenders directly and ask them to submit their letters by the December 1 deadline.

Applications can be submitted by regular mail to The newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, 106 Central St.Wellesley MA 02481-8203; or by email to

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Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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