The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2014-2015. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received the PhD between 1 January 2012 and 1 July 2014. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.
In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/. The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second and third years, Fellows teach one course per year, leaving one semester free of teaching responsibilities. The courses taught in the second and third years of the fellowship may be departmental courses or Core courses as described above; however, at least two of the four courses taught over the three Fellowship years must be in the Core.
In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $60,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $5,000 per annum.
Application Materials for 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships
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Online Application Form
Fellowship Announcement 2014-2015
Frequently Asked Questions
Application Deadline: postmark 7 October 2013
Notification. You will receive an e-mail notice from the Society indicating that your Online Application Form has been received. For inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish acknowledged receipt of all application materials, please include with your application materials a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the message “Application to Columbia University Society of Fellows received.”
A small number of applicants will be invited to interview in January 2014. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 1 March 2014. Applicants who have not been contacted by 4 January 2014 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.
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