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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literatures of the Black Americas

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and the Faculties of English and Medieval and Modern Languages seek to appoint a 2-year Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in 'Literatures of the Black Americas'. The Mellon postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career.

Applicants should be doing genuinely comparative work on Black writing in the Americas and/or the Caribbean in English and one (or more) additional language(s), and will need to submit a two-page proposal outlining the proposed research project (which must differ substantially from the doctoral project) as part of the application process. The period of specialisation is open.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in the stated field; s/he will also teach an average of 2 - 3 hours per week during term in her/his subject area. Applicants should show outstanding promise in their research field, and should possess a masters degree and have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Further information is available in the further particulars, available below, which all applicants are advised to consult.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 27 June 2016.