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

The University of Pittsburgh is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the arts and humanities to begin in August 2021 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. This fellowship is a non-renewable appointment that ends in July 2022. The Fellow 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 Fellow will teach two courses during 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.

This position provides an annual stipend of $47,476 plus benefits. Additional support for up to $3,000 can be made available to support research and conference attendance.

Eligibility: We invite applications from qualified candidates in the arts and humanities who have received their Ph.D. from a university other than the University of Pittsburgh and no earlier than December 2018. 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.

Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2020 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (max. 1,000 words), a dissertation chapter and table of contents. 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.