Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral International Fellowships in USA, 2018

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships for two years, starting in August 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh embraces diversity and inclusion, “Helping to attract and retain a diverse regional population and University community through the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty and staff.”

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Pitt is among the top universities in the world and is the best public university in the Northeast, according to the 2017 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

 Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Enter as your department or program of primary affiliation one Humanities department or program for which you would like to be considered:
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • East Asian Languages and Literature
  • English
  • French and Italian Languages and Literature
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • German
  • Hispanic Languages and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Theatre Arts
  • Scholarship Award: Fellows receive an annual stipend of $47,476.08, a $4,000 annual research/travel allowance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance. 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.
  • Nationality: This fellowship is available to Non-US citizens.
  • Number of Scholarships: 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.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Non-US citizens are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: University invites applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defence, by March 1, 2018.  Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016, are ineligible.

English Language Requirements: There is no official English test required but Fellows will be required to have a high degree of fluency in English in order to teach. Certification of English language proficiency will be required, usually via a telephone or skype interview.

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Application Procedure: 

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 promptly 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 Ph.D. 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.

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