The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is enchanted to announce three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and two in the social sciences for the academic year 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  If you belong to the field of humanities, Social Science, History and Economics in that case you are eligible to apply. Fellows will gather $45,000 amount annually and other benefits.

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance will be awarded by the University.


  • The university invites applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by June 1, 2016.
  • Individuals who graduated before September 1, 2014 are ineligible.
  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment, and acquiring all proper visas (for international fellows).
  • Fellowship is awarded in the field of humanities and Social Science within the Department of History and the Department of Economics.

How to Apply:

Supporting 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, including the titles of standard courses you are prepared to teach.
  • Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices. (Applicants to Economics may submit larger samples).
  • 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.

Award Amount:

  • Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45,000, a $3,500 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.

Application Deadline:

You can register yourself as an applicant till March 1, 2018.

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Contact Information:

For technical questions about the application system, contact Rebecca Roadman,


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