is an emerging field distinguished by its critical and creative
appropriation of findings in the biological sciences for the purpose of
reimagining and reconfiguring our sense of human being and of the
meaning and significance of human undertakings.
This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Bio-Humanities. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2013 and no later than July 31, 2016. Only untenured scholars who have not held the title of “assistant professor” are eligible (visiting assistant professors are eligible); lecturers with indefinite appointments that renew (rather than terminate after a fixed term) are ineligible. PhDs are the only terminal degree accepted.
The IPRH–Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in Bio-Humanities will spend their two-year terms in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Bio-Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Bio-Humanities, Professor Samantha Frost. The Fellows will participate in a seminar aimed at developing methodologies for bio-humanities research; they will have the opportunity to audit courses in the life sciences at Illinois during the term of their fellowship; and they will work with the research group to develop several bio-humanities undergraduate courses. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term. The fellowship carries a $55,000 annual stipend, a $5,000 research account, a modest moving allowance, and a comprehensive benefits package.
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