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Apply by 12 March for the Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities

£33,450 – £40,462 pa incl.
9-month term, commencing 1st October 2015
(date flexible)

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society.

The intellectual objective of the Fellowship is to provide those working in the humanities with a meaningful way of connecting with the study of urban life, and to open up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between the humanities and urbanism. A core aspect of the project is to foster an intellectual and research exchange across the humanities, the city, and design.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of original contributions to the field and should outline a brief research project proposal as part of the submission that demonstrates an approach for intersecting the humanities with urban research. The project outline (of no more than 300 words) should show how his/her own work and disciplinary background will be affected by working at LSE Cities. Projects may include interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and future cultures of the city – through writing, curating, public engagement or other narrative means.

For the full criteria that will be used when shortlisting, along with further details about the post, please see the full advert, job description and person specification here.

The closing date for applications is 12 March.

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