Mellon Post-doc Fellowships (Oxford University)

8 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2011-13

2 year fixed term

Salary: £29,099 – £30,870 plus £4,000 research allowance

Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Division at Oxford University invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in each of the following eight research areas:

  • Ancient Science and Scientific Method (Philosophy and Classics)
  • Gender/Feminist Theory (Medieval and Modern Languages, Classics, English, History, and Philosophy)
  • Ancient Israel: Social and Political Institutions (Theology and Oriental Studies)
  • History of War (History)
  • Arabic Sociolinguistics (Oriental Studies and Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics)
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts (English and Bodleian Libraries)
  • Digital Humanities (Classics and Oxford e-Research Centre)
  • Psychology of Music and Music Theory (Music)

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your research and extend your teaching experience. We will provide a personalised career development package so that by the end of your fellowship you will be a prime candidate for appointment to tenured, or tenure-track, posts at top universities.

You must be at an early stage of an academic career, and, if holding a doctorate, have completed it not longer than in the previous four years from 1 October 2011 (excluding justified career breaks) and be ready to embark on a new research theme which is not derivative of your doctoral work.

Full details and information on how to apply are available from

Closing date: noon (GMT) on 23 March 2011.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


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