Job Opportunity: UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships

UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships in the arts and humanities (1 position) and the social sciences (1 position) to begin in August 2024 for scholars whose work focuses on Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia. These fellowships are two-year appointments that are renewable for a third year. Fellows will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), as well as the Department with which they become affiliated.

The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellows will teach two courses per academic year throughout the duration of their appointment. The specific courses to be taught will be determined according to the fellow’s interests, the needs of their department, and REEES priorities. Fellows will additionally support REEES’s annual graduate and undergraduate student conferences and other Center outreach activities.

These fellowships provide an annual stipend of $54,484 plus benefits. Additional support for up to $3,500 per year can be made available to support research and conference attendance. During their tenure, fellows will also be expected to organize a 2-day international symposium to advance their research with seed funding provided by REEES and other academic centers at the University Center for International Studies.

Eligibility: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the arts and humanities or the social sciences who have received their Ph.D. from a university other than the University of Pittsburgh and no earlier than December 2020. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from their department chair or advisor stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose application is supported by a letter from a current University of Pittsburgh faculty member to serve as a mentor for the candidate during the period of the fellowship.

Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2023 via The application packet should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement (max. 1,000 words), as well as a dissertation abstract, table of contents, and a full-length chapter.