The University of Pittsburgh, USA invites applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense for the 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Postdoctoral Fellowship program focuses on the purpose of enhancing diversity among the School’s research and instructional ranks, and among faculty in the nation’s educational landscape.
The Dietrich School offers three Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and two in the social sciences (in the Department of Sociology and the Department of History) for two years, starting in August 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.
Worth of Award

  • Annual stipend of $47,476.08
  • $4,000 annual research/travel allowance
  • $1,500 one-time moving allowance
  • 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
  • A retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match
  • Free access to University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.


  • International applicants.
  • Having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment.
  • Must have certification of English language proficiency.
  • Must have acquired all proper visas.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dissertation table of contents
  • Two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship
  • Two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • One-to-two page diversity statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices.
  • Course proposal including the subject area, a brief syllabus and proposed methods for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students
  • Three letters of recommendation (Applicants must submit the names and e-mail addresses of three recommenders via the application page.  Each recommender will receive an e-mail prompt with a link to upload the letter; applicants will receive a confirmation email as each letter is uploaded.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to coordinate with recommenders so that they have ample time to upload after the applicant submits his or her application.  Letters will not be accepted by direct e-mail or postal mail, nor will they be accepted after February 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST. Applicants who use Interfolio’s online application delivery system need to apply several days before the deadline to ensure that letters arrive on time. Any applicant who has not completed the PhD at the time of application should request that at least one recommender confirm his/her expected oral defense date (if any) and graduation date in his/her reference letter.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 23, 2018.  No exceptions to deadlines are granted. Safari is not a recommended browser.
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