These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their PhD degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programmes in which they are housed. We seek candidates who are prepared to initiate their next postdoctoral project. The programme also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary programmes, sciences, engineering, business and medicine.
Society Junior Fellows
- Participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work;
- Hold appointments as a Lecturers in a department and/or programme as well as Junior Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track;
- Teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship;
- Are in residence for the autumn, winter and spring terms;
- Receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL);
- Are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses;
- Have access to college resources such as the library and computing centre;
- Do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space
Off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave.
Stipend and resources
Junior Fellowships normally run for up to 34 months, beginning on 1st September and ending on 30th June of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.
The departments and/or programmes where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space for Fellows, as well as access to other research needs or equipment. The Society helps to assure the cooperation of departments in providing the requisite setting for the scholarly and creative work of each Fellow.
Applicants for the 2019 – 2022 Society Fellowships must have completed a PhD no earlier than 01 January 2017, and must have their degree in hand by 30 June 2019.
Application and process
Applications are accepted through Interfolio at and must be received on or before 17 September 2018, 11:59pm EDT. A complete application packet consists of the following:
- Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet;
- Personal statement outlining your scholarly agenda: completed research (including dissertation), plans for the three-year fellowship (including new research beyond the dissertation), and any other information related to your professional goals (1,500 word limit);
- Fellowship statement outlining your opportunities at Dartmouth: describe the work of at least two faculty who might serve as mentors, summarize your teaching interests, and explain why you wish to be part of a multidisciplinary cohort in the Society of Fellows (750 word limit)
- Three confidential letters of recommendation
- Relevant transcripts from graduate studies
Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed.
Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Senior Fellows.