Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies
American Studies Department, Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut)
November 2, 2020
Starting Date: 
May 20, 2020
Post date: May 20, 2020

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies 

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous peoples in North America. The fellowship includes significant opportunities for scholarly research and professional development and entails teaching one course per term originating in the American Studies Department. Ph.D. must be received before July, 2021, and preferably since 2017.  Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly and has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body. To apply, visit A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (maximum 30 pages), statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at  Applications and recommendations received by November 2, 2020 will receive full consideration. Please contact Administrative Assistant Laura Borhman ( if you have technical questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

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