Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature
Cornell University Department of Classics
United States

Postdoc Fellow (Comparative Lit)

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Literature
Academic Years 2021-2023
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Classics invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2021. The fellowship offers a stipend of $55,000/year. 

Cornell’s Department of Comparative Literature seeks a scholar whose research critically engages questions relevant to racial formation and cultural expression in a comparative, transnational, and /or transhistorical context.  We are especially interested in scholars working in the fields of African Diaspora, Afro-Latin American, or Afro-Latinx studies, but also welcome applicants working across other regions (e.g., Asia-South America, the Mediterranean writ large, Transatlantic and/or Indian Ocean and Eurasian spaces). Successful candidates will work in at least one language beyond English and engage in the intellectual and creative life of the department and of Cornell University at large.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an advanced, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived of as seminars, and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2015 and no later than June 30, 2021.  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 #16904 (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16904) by November 15, 2020.

Cover page (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

Curriculum vitae

Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)

Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course

Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course

One writing sample (30-page limit)

Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by January 15, 2021)

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 November 15, 2020.

For further information:
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 expected to participate in the Society’s weekly Wednesday Fellows Seminar and luncheon.

societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2020-09-21-07:00


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