Applications are open for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Romance Studies at Cornell University in the United States of America. With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Romance Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2022. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester in the Department of Romance Studies, in support of the department’s interdisciplinary curriculum and commitment to diversity.
The Department of Romance Studies calls applications from scholars working in at least two of the languages and literature taught in the Department–Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship are particularly interested in the following areas of specialization: transatlantic/global studies, colonialism, Caribbean/African diaspora, environmental humanities.
The Department welcomes scholarly innovation and creative approaches to research and teaching, and we seek candidates whose work is of broad significance to the humanities. In addition to participating in activities in the department, the Fellow will be part of the Society for the Humanities’ cohort of fellows and will be required to participate in the Society’s events, possibly collaborating with a number of ongoing initiatives and programs at Cornell.
In addition to teaching the candidate will be involved with organizing events for undergraduates, participating in department colloquia, have the opportunity to organize workshops or colloquia or bring visitors, informal advising and mentoring of undergraduates and graduates. Ideally, the person would help bridge research and teaching in different languages and with different departments at Cornell as part of Romance Studies’ mission to foster collaboration.
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