The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and two in the social sciences (in the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science) for the academic year 2017-2018. Fellows will teach one course each semester, advance their scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the units with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School. Within the Dietrich School, rich opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange are available in the Humanities Center, the World History Center and in a number of vibrant multidisciplinary programs.
Fellows receive an annual stipend of $47,476.08, a $3,500 annual research/travel allowance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance. Fellows may apply for an additional one-year renewal. The University provides a relatively comprehensive package of fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance, eligibility to participate in the University’s tuition scholarships program, and a retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match. Fellows have access to additional benefits which currently include: University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.
We invite applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by June 1, 2017. Individuals who graduated before September 1, 2015 are ineligible.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment, acquiring all proper visas (for international fellows), and certification of English language proficiency.
Applicants may only apply for a single position below. Applications to multiple departments/programs will not be accepted.
Department of Economics
View the Dietrich School Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship job announcement for the Department of Economics and apply. Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and/or research activities support the University’s broad commitment to initiatives in the area of inequality.
For answers to questions about Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Economics that are not covered in the FAQs, contact Georgia Spears at email@example.com.
Department of Political Science
View the Dietrich School Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship job announcement for the Department of Political Science and apply. The successful candidate should be doing work with a clear theoretical foundation and purpose, but it must also be grounded in contemporary issues that are of interest to others, including affected populations, policy makers, and academics in other fields or subfields of political science.
For answers to questions about Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Political Science that are not covered in the FAQs, contact Wynn Maloney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for a Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Humanities Center by selecting the one department or program for which you would like to be considered:
- East Asian Languages and Literatures
- Film Studies
- French and Italian Languages and Literatures
- Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
- Hispanic Languages and Literatures
- History and Philosophy of Science
- History of Art and Architecture
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Religious Studies
- Slavic Languages and Literatures
- Theatre Arts
For answers to questions about Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowships that are not covered in the FAQs, contact email@example.com.
For a list of Dietrich School faculty members whom you may propose as mentors on the application form, access the faculty directory.
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