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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University Pittsburgh, School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems is recruiting for one appointment for the September 2012-August 2013 Academic year.

For PhD graduates committed to university teaching and research, this Fellowship program provides a stipend, close association with faculty at the university and assistance in furthering the fellow's development as a productive scholar. This Fellowship is designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for one year and has the possibility of renewal for up to an additional year. Fellows will teach one course in year 01 and two courses in year 02, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School of Social Work.


We invite applications from qualified candidates in social work, public health, sociology, psychology or other related social science discipline, who have received their PhD from outside the University of Pittsburgh (preferred). Applicants must have completed their PhD in the past five years. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from the department chair or the advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests focused on health related issues.


Recipient’s of the School of Social Work fellowship must be in residence full-time at the University of Pittsburgh for the duration of the award period, and must participate in the School’s activities. Fellows may not hold other fellowship awards at the same time. In addition to working on their research project, fellows are expected to teach a course for the School during the fall and spring terms and to give a lecture from which a working paper may be produced.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.