Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies Princeton University

New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

For the full posting with all relative details visit: The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: (1) The Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies and (2) The Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. These fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply.


Terms of the fellowship: Fellows will be appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associates for September 2021 through June 2022, conducting research on a full-time basis. There is also the possibility for renewal for a second full year (July 2022 through June 2023), based on funding and satisfactory performance. Fellows who are renewed may be offered the opportunity to teach or co-teach a course during their second year. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, fellows will hold the additional rank of Lecturer. Fellows who are renewed for a second year have the possibility of spending up to two months at the Princeton Athens Center conducting research during Summer 2022 (June-July 2022)

These fellowships are intended for scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition. The goal of this postdoctoral research fellowship program is to advance the scholarship of outstanding Hellenists at an early stage of their career and thus to strengthen the field of post-Classical Greek Studies in the United States and abroad.

Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation, devoting their time to research and writing.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by February 1, 2021 (including the defense, viva voce, or final public oral examination). Candidates must have less than 3 years of post-PhD work experience. Fellows may not pursue another degree while on this fellowship, nor may they hold any other fellowships, employment positions, or visiting opportunities concurrently with their appointment at Princeton University. Priority will be given to candidates who have not received support from the Seeger Center in the past.

Candidates are required to apply online via AHIRE at and submit the following: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including a detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, selected bibliography, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae with list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) names and contact information of three referees from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty; (6) a scanned copy of their doctoral degree or a letter from a dean or registrar-level officer on department letterhead confirming the date of completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree; (7) all non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or equivalent, or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. With the exception of official transcripts, all submitted documents must be in English. DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2020. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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