The Center is home to multiple faculty fellowships in the arts and humanities at Haverford College that support early career scholars in their professional development.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Center hosts a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the humanities each academic year. The fellowship supports interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy at the College by providing junior scholars the opportunity to cultivate their professional development through curricular engagement, scholarly exploration, and mentorship.
Housed within the Center and affiliated with an academic department at Haverford, the Fellow participates in a year-long faculty seminar that brings together faculty with a variety of disciplinary perspectives to interrogate concepts integral to contemporary humanistic inquiry. The Fellow organizes a humanities symposium related to their field of study funded by the Center in their second year and teaches either one introductory course or an advanced course each semester. Additionally, Fellows receive substantial financial and administrative support through the Center for research and travel each year to advance their scholarly endeavors.
Inquiries about the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships can be directed to Noemí Fernández.
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow; Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visual Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral FellowshipDeadline
January 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Position begins Fall 2020. Candidates who have earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2015 or will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by May 1, 2020, are eligible to apply. For those who have yet to complete the requirements of their degree by the time of application, at least one letter of recommendation must attest to the schedule to complete by May 1, 2020.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
One year fellowship in Visual Studies and one related field of study. The fellow teaches one course per semester and receives financial and administrative support to complete their dissertation by the end of the academic year, including research and travel funds.
Inquiries about the Dissertation Completion Fellowships can be directed to Ken Koltun-Fromm.
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow; Visiting Instructor of Visual Studies
Dissertation Completion FellowshipDeadline
February 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Position begins Fall 2020.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative
Two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Hurford Center for members of groups that have been historically underrepresented at Haverford College. The fellow will transition into a tenure-track position following the successful completion of the fellowship. Housed within the Hurford Center for the entire fellowship, the fellow will teach two courses in the first year and three in the second, relisting one course with a revised syllabus. The Center will provide financial and administrative support for research and travel, including a robust and active mentoring program within the Philadelphia area.
Inquiries about the ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship can be directed to Ken Koltun-Fromm.