Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of French and Arabic - 2 Year Term


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The French program (part of the Department of French and Arabic) invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning Fall 2020. Eligible candidates must have received their terminal degree in 2017 or later.  The Fellow will teach two courses per year, one of which will likely be at the introductory language level, and engage in a collaborative mentoring relationship with a faculty member in the Department.  Research specialization is open. The Fellow will be expected to share their research with the Grinnell community and to be a contributing member of the French and Arabic Department.  We are seeking someone who enjoys teaching French language and communication as well as literary analysis in a variety of genres and historical periods.  In letters of application, candidates should foreground how they wish to develop their teaching skills in an educational environment that prizes excellence in undergraduate education.  Candidates should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility.  The College is a vibrant intellectual community with many resources and opportunities to support faculty scholarship.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 25, 2020. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor David Harrison, at [] or 641-269-4716. 

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. 

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check. 

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