We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s, D.Phil.s, or D.F.As (in hand by June 30, 2018, and, no earlier than June 30, 2013) to apply. In September 2018, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own research in association with a senior faculty mentor at Washington University. During the two years, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to those in other fields), a brief proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae.  Those who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.  Please email us at with additional questions.
All materials, including letters of recommendation, should be submitted by December 4, 2017.  The application portal will open September 1, 2017.

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