Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of German Studies at Dartmouth (2023-25)

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth’s Leslie Center for the Humanities is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2023 to the end of Spring 2025. 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 and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021.

We seek candidates for placement in the the Department of German Studies  (with preferred specialization in migration studies; Black German studies; multilingualism; postcolonial studies)

Please note:  We are also seeking candidates for placement in the Department of English and Creative Writing (with focus on the conceptual/theoretical basis of cultural work: preferred specialization in non-metropolitan approaches to and frameworks for any period of literary studies; literary studies as media studies; critical theory and the rise of populism; mathematics as it intersects with Humanities; digital studies or critical digital humanities; continental theory) .

Application Requirements

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of German (

Please submit the following documents electronically via Interfolio by Monday, September 19, 11:59pm EST:

  1. Application form, including the titles of two potential courses.
  2. Personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other relevant information.
  3. CV.

All materials must be uploaded by Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:59pm EST. Please note that the system will close at this time even if an application is incomplete. Only applications completed with all required documents by the deadline will be reviewed. Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Recommendation letters will be requested from finalists at a later date.

Applicants should hold a PhD conferred no earlier than January 1, 2021 or be ABD with PhD expected by June 30, 2023. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. There is no requirement that fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does prefer that fellowships be awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Please contact us with any questions.

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