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Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Date posted
Sep 27, 2017

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2018. 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 appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2018, 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 will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty member or members and to teach two courses per academic year in their field. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities.


Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 in one-time moving expenses and reimbursement for up to $2,000 per academic year in eligible research expense.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: 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 member(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 expected to contact potential AU collaborators in advance. The materials of competitive applicants will be forwarded to those collaborators following an initial review. Questions should be directed to Kelsi Schagunn, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2447 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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