Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity, College of Arts and Sciences, American University
Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral
Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2021. These positions are designed to support the
development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who
are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S.
colleges and universities.
The initial appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2021, with the
possibility of a one-year extension. Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in their
discipline by their proposed start date. The position is open to all disciplines with priority given to
STEM fields. The position will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty mentor
or mentors, teach one course per Academic Year in their field and participate in School and University
activities. Optionally, there will be zero courses in the second Academic Year for lab science fellows.
Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 in onetime
start-up expenses and reimbursement for up to $2,000 per academic year in eligible research
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please
submit applications via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/82854. Include a letter of application
outlining the candidate’s research and teaching interests, a description of how the candidate proposes
to work with one or more specific College faculty mentors(s) and/or research center(s), a current
curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from scholars who know the candidate’s work well,
recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and electronic copies of recently published papers or
working papers. Candidates are not required to contact potential AU mentors in advance. The
materials of competitive applicants will be forwarded to those collaborators following an initial review.
Questions should be directed to Haely Jardas, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2446 or
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance
with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status,
personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source
of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local
laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco
and smoke free campus.
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