Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments or programs in which they are housed. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is innovative and transcends traditional disciplinary divides.  Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, interdisciplinary programs, engineering, business and medicine.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work and engaging with the work of others
  • hold an appointment as a Lecturer in a department or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track
  • teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship
  • are in residence for the fall, winter, and spring terms
  • receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
  • are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses
  • have access to college resources such as the libraries, Hood Museum, Jones Media Center, and computing resources
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space

Off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave.

Stipend and resources

Society Fellowships normally run for up to 36 months, beginning 1 July, 1 August or 1 September and ending three years later. Fellows receive an annualized salary of $57,960 (paid in monthly installments) plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs. The departments or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space, as well as access to other research needs or equipment.


Applicants for the 2023 – 2026 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2023.  Selection criteria include exceptional and innovative research, ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries, and potential to contribute to an interdisciplinary community of scholars. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with fellows, faculty, students, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.

Application and process

Applications are accepted through Interfolio at and must be received on or before Monday, September 12, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT.  A complete application packet consists of the following:

  1. Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet.
  2. Personal statement (1,500 words). Outline your scholarly agenda, including: completed research (including dissertation), plans for the three-year fellowship (including new research beyond the dissertation), and any other information related to your professional goals.
  3. Fellowship statement (750 words). Describe the work of at least two faculty who might serve as mentors, summarize your teaching interests, explain why you wish to be part of a multidisciplinary cohort and how your research, teaching, service, and/or life experiences have prepared you to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation.
  6. Relevant transcripts from graduate studies.

Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed. Applications are evaluated by the Society’s Faculty Fellows.

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