Washington University in St. Louis announces the twentieth year of Modeling
Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary
scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social
sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in
hand by June 30, 2021, and no earlier than June 30, 2016) for a position as
Fellow. In September 2021, the newly selected Fellow will join the
University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow
will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary.
The Fellowship salary is not yet finalized, but will be not less than
$55,000 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research
in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of
their tenure, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate
in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced
undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and social

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description
of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to
reviewers in other disciplines), a brief proposal for a broadly
encompassing interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a
curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work
should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their
dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are.
Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters
of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling
Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at .
Please email us at mii -at- with additional questions.

Submit materials by December 4th, 2020.


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