The Department of History and Philosophy of Science is pleased to offer a one or two term Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in the period August 30, 2010---April 30, 2011. The Fellowship is to support a scholar with a clearly defined monograph project in some area of the history of science or history and philosophy of science. The successful candidate would, in addition to pursuing his or her research goals, be expected to teach one course each term centered on that research, and would grant the University of Pittsburgh Press the first option to publish the monograph. Senior scholars should apply for a single semester; junior scholars may apply for two semesters. The fellowship is in the amount of $40,000, and comes with a full package of benefits.

This Fellowship is funded as part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the development of publishing in the History and Philosophy of Science through University of Pittsburgh Press and interactions between the World History Center and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Special consideration will be given to applications that are consonant with the goals of those projects.

Information about the Department of History and Philosophy of Science can be found at http://www.pitt.edu/~hpsdept/. Additional information about the University of Pittsburgh may be found at http://www.pitt.edu, and about the Press at http://www.upress.pitt.edu/upressIndex.aspx. The University of Pittsburgh is located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the United States. There are numerous sites devoted to the city of Pittsburgh, including: http://www.pittsburghlive.com, http://www.pittsburgh.net, and http://www.greater-pittsburgh.com.

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2010
  • Notification By: March 15, 2010
  • Acceptance Required By: April 15, 2010

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating that a Postdoctoral Fellowship is sought.
  • A description of the project to be undertaken during residence (500-1000 words).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A sample of your written work.
  • Names of three referees who can supply letters upon request.

Electronic versions of the application are strongly preferred.