University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences Offering Eight Post-Doc Fellowships

The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is once again offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for the academic year 2012-2013.

Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. To foster interaction within the group of fellows and with ongoing concerns of the Humanities Center and other programs on campus, we seek applicants with projects that engage the concept or practice of comparison—across time, space, language, genre, discipline or other category. How do we, at this moment, compare? Why do we compare? What can be compared? What do we gain by comparing? What do we lose? While we welcome any proposal relating to these issues from all humanities and social science disciplines, we are also seeking to establish a research sub-cluster addressing the general topic in relation to the theme of Enlightenments/Counter-Enlightenments.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received the PhD between December 1, 2009 and January 1, 2012. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows may apply for an additional year renewal.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, March 1, 2012. We expect to announce the awards by April 15, 2012. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

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