FELLOWSHIP: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Fellowship: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture together with the College of Liberal Arts is offering a twelve-month, full-time postdoctoral appointment from 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 in association with an Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar “Transmission, Containment, Transformation: A Comparative Approach to Architecture and Contagion in Early Modern Cities.” The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar, attending all events and giving one scholarly presentation as part of the seminar. An opportunity to teach a course related to the postdoctoral fellow’s research interests is also a possibility for those seeking this experience.
This 12-month fellowship comes with a competitive salary and is eligible for health benefits. The postdoctoral fellow will have an office in the Department of Art History and access to Penn State libraries and all relevant campus administrative and research support services.
Applicants for the position should be within 5 years of completing a PhD in the history of art or architecture or related discipline and be engaged in research related to the comparative study of global early modern cities. ABDs who will finish by 30 June 2021 may apply. International candidates are eligible and encouraged to apply.
To be considered for this position, submit complete application packet including a cover letter describing your research agenda and goals for the fellowship year, CV, and list of three references via Penn State’s online application portal, Workday. We will request writing samples and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process. Review of materials will begin 15 January 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions to Elizabeth Mansfield, ecm289@psu.edu.
The Sawyer Seminar is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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