Haverford College — Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Borders and Boundaries

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Haverford College, 2019-2021

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2019 (see www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship for details). We seek a scholar interested in the human activities that construct, maintain, and transform borders and boundaries and in the social, political, and ethical significance of those activities. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests; feminist, womanist, mujerista, queer, trans, and intersectional approaches to the study of borders and boundaries are highly encouraged.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar, led by Molly Farneth (Religion), that will bring together faculty with a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including Political Science, History, German, and English. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this interdisciplinary and intersectional inquiry that will explore how people make and remake borders and boundaries through ritual and performance, discipline and policing, care and tending, habituation and imagination. (For a more detailed description, see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/faculty-seminars.)

In the second year, the Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to their scholarly field funded by the Hurford Center. During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Fellow will teach one course at the introductory/intermediate or advanced level and engage a diverse student body. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest: one for a broad-based introductory or intermediate course and the other for a more specialized or advanced course.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two course proposals, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/57371. Candidates who earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2014 and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 9, 2019 are eligible to apply.

Questions can be directed to Noemí Fernández (nfernandez@haverford.edu)
John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.

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