Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship

at the NYU Center for the Humanities

This fellowship is funded through academic year 2018-2019.

The application period has concluded.

New York University and the NYU Center for the Humanities are committed to research and education that address all facets of the human experience. NYU and the Center recognize the value of a diverse community in supporting an intellectually challenging and inclusive environment. To this end, the University actively recruits, supports, and trains scholars and students from a diverse range of backgrounds. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center seeks to appoint one Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow each year to diversify the field of scholars in the next generation.


To be eligible for the program, applicants must have: completed their dissertation in a humanities discipline within the last three years or will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2018; or be professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in fields for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree).

Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. NYU does not sponsor visa for this Fellowship.

Award & Funding

Appointment is not tenure eligible and will be for one year beginning September 2018. The Fellow will design and teach a variation of the Center’s key undergraduate seminar, On Being Human, under the mentorship of a senior faculty member assigned by the Center. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

The Fellow will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $60,000 nine-month salary and a research allowance for travel. Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University will also provide a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required for this application. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Applications must be submitted through Interfolio.

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research, fellowship goals, and identification of one or more academic departments or faculty mentors, that would represent a good fit for the proposed fellowship (4-5 pages maximum)
  • Personal statement detailing the reasons for applying for the fellowship (2-3 pages maximum)
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • One of the following: a dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how his or her professional experience prepares him or her for a faculty position (professionals)

Questions regarding applications should be addressed to info@nyuhumanities.org.