Washington University announces the fourteenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s for the position as Fellow. In September 2014, the selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with a nine month academic year salary beginning at $50,000 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows have an opportunity to plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at Washington University, and, over the course of their two-year appointment, to teach three undergraduate courses and to collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

There is no application form.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words), a brief proposal for the seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae.  Please include all relevant contact information on the first page of your cover letter, and your name on each page of your application. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation.  Candidates must complete dissertation defenses by the start of the fellowship, but may submit applications prior to completion and defense.

Submit materials by email, post, or online document handler by December 2, 2013 to Joseph Loewenstein (mii@artsci.wustl.edu). The mailing address is: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Washington University, Campus Box 1029, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.  For express mail, please send materials to: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Washington University, Umrath Hall, Room 231, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification requested upon hire.