Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College announces a post-doctoral fellowship. The post-doc is expected to split his or her time between his or her own scholarship and administrative work at the center. One postdoctoral fellow will be appointed. The initial appointment is from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. A second-year appointment is expected to extend the postdoc through Spring 2017, but the extension of the initial term is subject to an annual review of scholarly productivity and satisfactory work performance at the center.

The successful candidate will join a small, committed staff in initiating and implementing a series of programs—colloquia, conferences, workshops, and other collaborations—designed to advance the Leslie Centers mission of fostering excellence in research and scholarship at Dartmouth, with broader impact on the inter-disciplinary field(s) of the Humanities.

The fellow is expected to advance his/her research and publications record, and to work part-time in administrative capacities at the Leslie Center throughout his/her residency. Absences for scholarly conferences or research trips should be kept reasonable during the colleges main teaching terms (fall, winter and spring), and correspond to the usual expectations for residency, which are defined as being on campus. Extended time away from Dartmouth should be confined to the summer quarter.

The appointed fellow will enjoy use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center.  The 2015-2016 fellow will receive an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500.


Applicants for the 2015-2016 fellowship must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014.

The fellow must hold a PhD and be a scholar whose work has significant relevance for the humanities. In addition to outstanding academic credentials, we seek a fellow with the following qualities: proven organizational competence; an eye for detail; an ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; exceptional interpersonal skills; an ability to collaborate with large and varied sets of colleagues; and a clear investment in advancing the humanities. This administrative work will be substantive and involve event planning, but will also require some clerical work and competencies.

There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Leslie Center does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Application Instructions

Applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before August 10, 2015. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and official academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy. All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by August 10, 2015 at 12 midnight EST. Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before that date, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time, and we will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline. Fellowship applications will be evaluated by the Leslie Center’s Advisory Committee.

Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.