Washington University announces the fifteenth 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 2015, the selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary beginning at $51,665 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor appointed by the Steering Committee at Washington University.  Over the course of their two-year appointment, they will also teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words), a brief proposal for a seminar in theory and methods of interest and use for students in a range of subfields, and a curriculum vitae.  Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letters, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are.  Cover letters should include all relevant contact information and the applicant’s name should appear on each page of all application materials.  Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation.

Submit materials by email, post, or online document handler by December 3, 2014 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.