Jobs for Medievalists

PUBLIC HUMANITIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities, supported by a previous endowment grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Institute. The fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Institute’s staff, especially its director of undergraduate studies and engagement, in the Institute’s outreach and engagement efforts directed at local schools as well as potential donors, alumni, and undergraduate majors and minors. The Institute will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021–22, and the fellow will be an integral part of the planning and execution of events connected to that celebration. The remainder of the fellow’s time may be devoted to research and/or teaching.

The fellow will be provided with a workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in some area of the humanistic study of the Middle Ages, or have it in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term. Applicants must have relevant experience in public engagement in the humanities, highly effective people skills, and multimedia digital literacy. Experience with digital humanities is highly desirable.

Stipend: $48,000 per year, plus benefits

Start Date: August 16, 2020 | End Date: August 15, 2022

Application procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes reflection on how this postdoctoral position would fit into their broader career goals, a current c.v., and three confidential letters of recommendation. Digital portfolios and similar supporting materials may also be uploaded for consideration. Submit applications through Interfolio at Further details regarding the fellowship are available at

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