Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (Tulane University)

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

The English Department of the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a one-year position (possibly renewable for a second year) as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, beginning July 1, 2015, for the academic year 2015-2016. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2015 and not before September 1, 2012. They must show remarkable promise as researchers and teachers. Fellows will devote much of their time to strengthening their research profiles. The remainder of their time will be spent teaching one course per semester. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen Tulane interdisciplinary programs. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane’s and New Orleans’ rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.

Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The mission of the School of Liberal Arts is to nurture and promote innovative scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Based on a distinctive vision comprised of our interdisciplinary approach, dedication to place-based creativity, and commitment to service learning, the school provides students with an outstanding education founded on close working relationships with distinguished faculty. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at

Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and three sample titles with brief course descriptions of courses they would like to teach. Electronic submissions only, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses, and three letters of recommendation are due online via Interfolio by December 15, 2014. To apply please visit: For information, contact Mike Kuczynski, Chair, English Department at

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.