Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral International Fellowships

Deadline: 16 February 2018
Open to: non-US citizens are eligible to apply for this fellowship
Benefits: fellows receive an annual stipend of USD 47,476.08, a USD 4,000 annual research/travel allowance, and a USD 1,500 one-time moving allowance


The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships for two years, starting in August 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh embraces diversity and inclusion, “Helping to attract and retain a diverse regional population and University community through the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.”


Eligible Countries: Non-US citizens are eligible to apply for this fellowship;

Entrance Requirements: University invites applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018.  Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016, are ineligible.

English Language Requirements: There is no official English test required but Fellows will be required to have a high degree of fluency in English in order to teach. Certification of English language proficiency will be required, usually via a telephone or skype interview.


Fellows receive an annual stipend of USD 47,476.08, a USD 4,000 annual research/travel allowance, and a USD 1,500 one-time moving allowance. The University provides a relatively comprehensive package of fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance, eligibility to participate in the University’s tuition scholarships program, and a retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match.  Fellows have access to additional benefits which currently include: University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.

How to apply?

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Dissertation table of contents;
  • Two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship;
  • Two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • One-to-two page diversity statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
  • Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices;
  • Course proposal including the subject area, a brief syllabus and proposed methods for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students;
  • Three letters of recommendation (Applicants must submit the names and e-mail addresses of three recommenders via the application page.  Each recommender will receive an e-mail promptly with a link to upload the letter; applicants will receive a confirmation email as each letter is uploaded.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to coordinate with recommenders so that they have ample time to upload after the applicant submits his or her application.  Letters will not be accepted by direct e-mail or postal mail, nor will they be accepted after February 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST. Applicants who use Interfolio’s online application delivery system need to apply several days before the deadline to ensure that letters arrive on time. Any applicant who has not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application should request that at least one recommender confirm his/her expected oral defense date (if any) and graduation date in his/her reference letter.

For more information, please visit the official web page.