Job Opening – Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program (10/2011)

2011 October 15

Tufts University Center for the Humanities
Medford, Massachusetts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in the Humanities. Two fellows will be appointed in fall 2012. The stipend for fellows will be $46,500 plus benefits, and a research allowance of $5,000 per year.

Please Note: This year, we will only be accepting applications in the following fields:

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art History
  • Drama and Dance
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Romance Languages

Fellows will be housed for two years at the Center for the Humanities At Tufts (CHAT) and affiliated with the department or interdisciplinary program most germane to their field of research. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program.

It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by the Center for the Humanities. Applicants whose research will benefit from the research environment and faculty at Tufts are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. At this time, applications cannot be submitted electronically.

All application materials will be competitively evaluated by the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee. Applicants for the fellowships must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens.

For further information, guidelines, and to download application materials, please visit Please contact Khalilah Imani Tyre by email at or by phone at 617-627-3342 for any other questions.

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