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Application Process

Application Process

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 13, 2017.  Letters of recommendation must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 20, 2017.  No exceptions to deadlines are granted. Safari is not a recommended browser.

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
  • 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 (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 20 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 graduation date in his/her reference letter.  Applicants to Economics will submit letters according to the instructions in the American Economic Association job portal.)
  • (Economics applicants are also required to submit a cover letter and questions for candidates.)

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 gdspears@pitt.edu.

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 wynn2@pitt.edu.  

Humanities Center
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:

Classics 

Communication 

East Asian Languages and Literatures 

English 

Film Studies

French and Italian Languages and Literatures 

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies 

German 

Hispanic Languages and Literatures 

History and Philosophy of Science 

History of Art and Architecture

Linguistics 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

Music 

Philosophy 

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 humctr@pitt.edu.

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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