Emory University Visiting Fellowship for Post-Doctoral & Advanced Scholars- Humanities in Decatur, Georgia


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The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Visiting Fellows Program provides three fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents each academic year. We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines.

Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory’s Johnson Institute for the academic year 2019-2020. Candidates must hold a Ph. D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2019.

Additional Details

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• $75,000 for full Professor and equivalent with benefits

• $60,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent with benefits

• $45,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent with benefits

• $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses

• Period of Residency: one academic year


• Ph.D.

• U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status as of the application deadline.

• We do not support the completion of doctoral dissertations nor projects in creative writing. Scholars at the level of assistant professors may apply for one grant renewal. When applying for the renewal, scholars will compete for a fellowship among the new pool of applicants.

Application Instructions

To complete the application, you will need to submit the following documents via Interfolio:

  1. Letter of Interest (1 page)

  2. Curriculum VitaeOn your CV, please include the name and contact information for three references who will submit recommendation letters on your behalf.

  3. Research Proposal (1,000 words)Describe the project you would undertake at the James Weldon Johnson Institute. State clearly the objectives, significance, methodology, and originality of the project in a manner clear to nonspecialists (the selection committee is composed of a range of scholars from the humanities, law, and social sciences and may not include specialists in your field). We do not support the completion of doctoral dissertations nor projects in creative writing.

  4. Sample Course Description (250 words)Provide a title and description of not more than 250 words for a course you would like to teach during the Spring term of the Fellowship tenure.

  5. ReferencesThree confidential letters of recommendations must be submitted through Interfolio.

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Job Number 28091

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: J W Johnson Institute

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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