New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh, Deadline: June 1

The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences Announces a New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for 2011

For the first time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences is offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to begin in January 2011. These inaugural fellowships are designed to attract excellent scholars from outside the University of Pittsburgh and to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers.

The Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships are for one year and are renewable for an additional year.  Fellows will teach two courses per year, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School of Arts and Sciences and the department or program with which they are affiliated. The fellowship offers junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers.  The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows will receive an annual research fund of $3,500 and a one-time reimbursement of up to $1,500 for moving expenses.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received the PhD from outside of the University of Pittsburgh between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2010.  Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from the Department Chair or the Advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Postdoctoral education is an important facet of research and scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, and the University has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for postdoctoral fellows and the faculty, departments, and programs who work with them.

Application Requirements and Procedure

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1.  An application form (available at
2.  Curriculum vitae
3.  Detailed statement of current research interests (1,000 words) that clearly outlines the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship.
4.  One writing sample no longer than 20 pages.
5.  A copy of the Dissertation Table of Contents
6.  A two-page statement of teaching interests and one or two course proposals (subject area, brief syllabus, proposed methods) for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduates or graduate students.
7. Three letters of recommendation.  (NOTE:  Letter writers should e-mail their recommendations directly to, using the applicant’s name and the word, “Postdoc Recommendation” in the e-mail subject line.)

Application Deadline and Notification of Awards
All application materials-including letters of recommendation-must be submitted electronically before June 1, 2010.   Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to by the closing date. Awards will be announced in July 2010.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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  1. ashraf says:

    Respected Madam/Sir,
    I have submitted my Phd thesis, “Geostrategic Importance of Persian Gulf”, to Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, University of Pune-India two months back. Formalities will take 4 or 5 more months. I would like to know whether I am eligible to apply or not. And as the deadline for this year is over, is there any chance to apply for next year?. Moreover I am an Iranian woman.

  2. owenkohl says:

    Many thanks for your interest in the information on the CEERES eBulletin.

    Should you be interested in the program at the University of Pittsburgh, your best bet is to contact someone there regarding your eligibility (the contact addresses are on the original post). As far as admissions at the University of Chicago is concerned, we recommend contacting the individual department to which you seek to apply (e.g.,

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