Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies
African American Studies Department, Wesleyan University (Wesleyan University, Middletown CT)
April 7, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2023
Post date: March 8, 2023

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies beginning July 1, 2023. We seek candidates with expertise in research areas concerning the African Diaspora, particularly Latin America and/or the Pacific, with substantive research and teaching interests in Black feminisms, Afro-Atlantic history, disability studies, queer studies, and/or environmental studies. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the African American Studies Department.

The teaching load is one course per semester and the fellowship includes opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Subject to performance, renewable for a second year is possible.

Ph.D. is required in African American Studies, Africana Studies, or related fields.




Application Instructions 

Applications received before April 7, 2023 will be given full consideration. To apply, please visit Please submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and a statement of current research. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.  You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Please contact Amy Bello at if you have any questions.

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 members of 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. 

Review Begins: 
April 10, 2023

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