Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Race and Inequality in America

Application Deadline: 16 February 2018

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History centered on race and inequality in America, beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will contribute to our long tradition of engaging scholars on the intersections of race and ethnicity in comparative perspective.

We welcome applicants whose proposed undergraduate teaching illuminates the complex experiences of race and ethnicity within the United States. Secondary affiliation and crossteaching with Pitt’s dynamic programs in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Sociology; or Urban Studies will be enthusiastically supported. Specialists in Latino and African American studies are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will join a department committed to inspirational teaching and a research university with great strengths in international, transnational, and interdisciplinary area studies. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the university has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission. The postdoctoral fellow will be matched with a faculty mentor, will present his or her work-in-progress at a departmental workshop, and will take active part in all aspects of our department’s collective life. He or she will teach one course per semester.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018. Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, visit:

To be considered, please submit by February 16, 2018 via :

  • 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, discussing 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
  • One writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices
  • One proposed syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students
  • Email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by February 23, 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Above text adapted from webpage.

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