Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient History

Institution Name 
Washington and Lee University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Area of Specialty 
Ancient History
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Application Deadline 
February 10, 2019
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Washington & Lee University invites applications for a one-semester Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ancient History. The fellow will teach two courses during W&L's twelve-week fall term (September-December 2019). Research specialty in ancient history is open. Scholars whose research and teaching include digital approaches or diverse perspectives on the ancient world are especially encouraged to apply. 

Candidates must have received their PhD by July 31, 2019. Scholars who have received their PhD within the past four years are eligible to apply. The fellowship will begin July 1, 2019. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 10, 2019 and will continue until an applicant is selected. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:

  • Cover letter *
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample of written work (no longer than 20 pages)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation 

* In your cover letter, please propose a course that you would like to offer.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

About Washington and Lee University: Washington and Lee University is ranked among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  Located in Lexington, Virginia, the university includes approximately 1800 undergraduates in the College and the Williams School of Commerce, with an additional 300 in the W&L School of Law. Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit

Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:

Ms. Sharon Kirk, Administrative Assistant for Classics

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