Fellowship Details

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees. Fellows pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments or programs in which they are housed. In addition, fellows participate in the Society alongside other postdoctoral scholars and Dartmouth faculty in a spirit of multidisciplinary learning and mutual enrichment. 

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work and engaging with the work of others
  • hold an appointment as a Lecturer in a department or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track
  • teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship
  • are in residence for the fall, winter, and spring terms
  • receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) 
  • are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses
  • have access to college resources such as the libraries, Hood Museum, Jones Media Center, and computing resources
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space
  • do not participate in off-campus research leave during academic terms

Salary and Resources

Society Fellowships normally run for up to 36 months, beginning 1 July, 1 August or 1 September and ending three years later. Fellows receive an annualized salary of $59,988 (paid in monthly installments) plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs. The departments or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space, as well as access to other research needs or equipment.