LINGUIST List 24.4628

Tue Nov 19 2013

Jobs: Applied Ling; Lang Acq; Ling & Literature; Socioling: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 19-Nov-2013
From: Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA Job Title: A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics


**This position has been filled

Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for one A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. This A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to foster the academic career of a scholar with a recently earned Ph.D. degree by permitting the Fellow to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as a teacher and member of the Department of Modern Languages of the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department of Modern Languages seeks a candidate in one of the following areas: second language acquisition, cultural dimensions of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, literary and cultural studies, preferably with an interdisciplinary concern with language or linguistics. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the languages offered in the Department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish).

Terms of Appointment:
The Fellow will teach two courses in the Department of Modern Languages in each year of residency. The Fellow will have the opportunity to teach in his or her existing areas of expertise to prepare for a competitive academic job market. The Fellow will be encouraged to take part in the many cross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars through the university’s Humanities Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the undergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.

A 2014–2016 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,500, and three summer months salary for the two-year fellowship.

Application and Selection Process:
Applicants for the 2014–2016 fellowship must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2014–2016 fellowship must be submitted by January 15, 2014. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, proposed major field(s) of teaching.

Strong applicants will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

Should you have questions, please direct them to the contact email address below.

Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio at the application URL below.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from, or nominations of minority and women candidates are encouraged.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled. Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Email:

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