Washington University invites applications from recent or upcoming Ph.D. graduates in the Humanities or Social Sciences for one year of postdoctoral research in Germany during the 2017-18 academic year.
Washington University will support two recent Ph.D. graduates for one year of postdoctoral research in Germany, at the institution of their choosing. At the same time, the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany will support two one-year appointments of German postdoctoral fellows at Washington University.
The year 2011-12 marked the beginning of the Volkswagen Foundation postdoctoral program for study in Germany, which was instituted in order to foster transatlantic relations between the United States and Germany. The exchange provides an opportunity for Arts & Sciences doctoral graduates to study with experts in their field, enhancing their credentials, and also serves to enrich the academic programs in the humanities and social sciences at our university.
1. Washington University Ph.D. in Humanities or Social Science awarded between May 2014 and May 2017. Ph.D. candidates must have a dissertation defense scheduled by the application deadline, and May graduation expected. Dissertation director must confirm a May graduation.
2. Not currently employed in a tenure-track position
1. Successful applicants will be appointed as Washington University/Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows.
2. Stipend of $50,000 paid over 9 months (September - May), $5,000 travel support, and $3,000 research fund, plus Washington University postdoctoral benefits, including healthcare.
3. Health coverage options and costs are available by going to the WashU HR website, clicking on benefits, and then Postdoctoral Research Appointees. See: http://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/Pages/default.aspx
4. Fluency in German language is NOT a prerequisite for the appointment if it is not necessary for the scholarly project.
The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2017.
The application should include:
1. A cover letter explaining the applicant's research program and how the postdoctoral position will contribute to long term scholarly plans and/or future plans for research
2. A project description
4. Letter of reference, preferably from dissertation advisor
5. Ph.D. candidates should submit the most recent draft of all available dissertation chapters
6. Letter of invitation from German investigator
Submit application materials to:
Natalia Kolk via email email@example.com
Office of Dean William F. Tate