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October 29, 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship: REES post-doc, University of Pittsburgh

Deadline: December 10 2012

The University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies (UCIS) Center for Russian & East European Studies (REES) announces Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian & East European Studies for 2013-15.

The University of Pittsburgh is offering a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in September 2013 for scholars in any field in the humanities, social sciences and professional disciplines (e.g. law, business, public affairs) whose work focuses on topics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia, pending final budgetary approval. The fellowship is designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records.

The UCIS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian & East European Studies is for two years, renewable for an additional year. The UCIS/REES Fellow will teach one course in the first year, two in the second, and three in the third, if extended. Fellows will be expected to pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of UCIS and REES, as well as the department or professional school with which they are affiliated. The annual stipend will be $40,000, plus benefits.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities, social sciences and professional disciplines who have received the PhD or final professional degree from a university other than the University of Pittsburgh no earlier than June 30, 2011. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from their department chair or advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. The fellowship may not begin before the candidate has actually received the PhD or equivalent final degree in a professional discipline. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose application is supported by an agreement from a current University of Pittsburgh faculty member to serve as mentor for the candidate during the period of the fellowship.

Application requirements and procedures are available at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/; applications will be taken via email only and will require:

1. Application form
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Detailed statement of current research interests (1,000 words) that clearly outlines the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship
4. One writing sample no longer than 25 pages
5. Copy of the Dissertation Table of Contents
6. Two-page statement of teaching interests and two course proposals (subject area, brief syllabus, proposed methods) for 15-week courses directed toward advanced undergraduates or graduate students
7. Names, professional titles and email addresses of three references

Complete applications must be sent by December 10, 2012. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information and the application, go to http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/. Please address queries to crees@pitt.edu.

Posted by jychai at October 29, 2012 12:22 PM