Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics
Academic Years 2019-20 and 2020-21
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Linguistics invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2019. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year.
The Department of Linguistics seeks applications from scholars who take a linguistic approach to problems of broad humanistic significance. Applicants might have expertise in any number of subfields including Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics. We would like to see candidates who can communicate with and learn from both linguists and scholars in other fields, including Philosophy, Literature (critical theory, poetics, metrics, gender studies), History (post-colonial studies, prehistoric archaeology, human population genetics) and Anthropology (language documentation, endangerment, and revitalization, globalization studies).
Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course designed to appeal to students from across the University, and an upper, 4000-level course designed primarily for Linguistics students and advanced undergraduates in related fields. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars and their topics should directly relate to the candidate’s research and integrate linguistic methods in the subfields of either Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics with topics of more general humanistic import.
Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2013 and no later than June 30, 2019. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.