Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018-19

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows

Frequently asked questions

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2018-2019 to promising young scholars in the Humanities. The fellowship is a two-year (maximum) appointment, non-renewable. The fellowship includes an annual salary of $52,000 CAD and enrollment in the McGill University employee benefits program. In addition, there is an annual research allowance of $8,500 and up to $2,500 per year to invite a visiting speaker. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,000. Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. Fellows who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately $8,220 per course. Fellows are provided with office space by their host department.

Position title

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher

Duties

Conduct active research in field of expertise while in residence at McGill, with the goal of obtaining the best possible academic position post-fellowship.

Work schedule/hours

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Start/end dates

August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 (2 years maximum; non-renewable)

Qualifications

Scholars who received their PhD after June 2015 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2018 are eligible to apply. While interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome, research projects must be based in the Humanities.  Applicants who do not have their PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by June 1, 2018 will have their offer of award withdrawn.

Eligible departments (location of work)

Anthropology (humanities-based research only) 

Islamic Studies

Art History and Communication Studies

Jewish Studies

East Asian Studies 

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

English

Philosophy

French

Political Science (political theory only)

History and Classical Studies

Religious Studies

To apply

Applicants must secure support from a full-time McGill faculty member in one of the Eligible Departments listed above, who will act as their immediate supervisor during their fellowship tenure. An application will only be considered if it includes a letter from the faculty member indicating a clear commitment to act as the applicant’s supervisor.  Please note that supervisors may sponsor only one candidate.

Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) by Monday, November 13, 2017.

The application must include:

  1. A one-page statement of interest detailing the proposed research project;
  2. A full curriculum vitae;
  3. A copy of all university graduate transcripts. Please upload the transcripts yourself; McGill may request that official transcripts be sent at a later date;
  4. A copy of your doctoral diploma, or a letter from your Department Chair specifying the date of your dissertation defense;
  5. A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages (an extract from your dissertation, a published work, or a draft of a work in progress);
  6. Two letters of recommendation (to be uploaded to AJO by referees);
  7. A letter of support from your proposed supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at McGill (uploaded to AJO by the supervisor); Please include your proposed McGill supervisor in your list of referees on AJO.

For more information contact Dr. Sarah Kaderabek at adr.arts [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-4400, ext. 094822.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posting period: September 8, 2017 – November 13, 2017