New NES Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2024-26

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024. This Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000/year.

Applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Near Eastern Studies are due January 5, 2024. Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online Job #25799.

We invite applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on questions of decoloniality/decolonial methods, environmental humanities, and / or migration studies. Temporal and regional focus is open, and we are especially interested in conceptually oriented work that critically reexamines and considers the Middle East beyond area studies.

Fellows are expected to teach two courses per year: one introductory-level course; and one advanced seminar per year, under a concurrent Visiting Lecturer appointment. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar with other Fellows at the Society for the Humanities workshopping each other’s projects.

We ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

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