Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Process

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.

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. 

    Applicants may only apply for a single position below:

Department of History: Race and Inequality in America

View the Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship job announcement for the Department of History and apply.

For answers to questions about Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History that are not covered in the FAQs, contact Liann Tsoukas, search committee chair, at lit2@pitt.edu.

Department of Sociology: Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global

View the Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship job announcement for the Department of Sociology and apply.

For answers to questions about Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Sociology that are not covered in the FAQs, contact Jackie Smith at jgsmith@pitt.edu

Humanities Center

Apply for a Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Humanities Center. 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 Literatures 
English 
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 
Music 
Philosophy 
Religious Studies 
Slavic Languages and Literatures 
Theatre Arts 

NB: The History Department is not eligible for Fellowships with the Humanities Center, but is instead advertising a Social Science Postdoctoral Fellowship centered on “Race and Inequality in America”. Please click here to view the posting.

For answers to questions about Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships with the Humanities Center 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.