Postdoctoral Fellowships

We have paused this opportunity while we conduct a review of our funding. We are not accepting applications at this time.

About this fellowship

The Buffett Institute invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative, or international affairs. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

Each fellow is affiliated with the Buffett Institute and an appropriate department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (political science, history, sociology, anthropology, etc.), the School of Communication (performance studies, radio/television/film, communication studies, and theater), or the School of Education and Social Policy.

Fellowship details

Fellows pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach one quarter-long undergraduate class each academic year. They will work with their affiliate departments to determine course subject matter and scheduling over the two years of the fellowship.

Fellows deliver one public lecture at Buffett, and they help organize and run select Buffett Institute programming. They are expected to be active participants in the intellectual activities of both the Buffett Institute and their affiliated disciplinary departments.

Fellows also work with an assigned faculty mentor. Intended to serve as professional advisers, faculty mentors help fellows integrate into the Buffett intellectual community.

The salary is $55,000. In addition, fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

 

Contact

Email buffettpostdoc@northwestern.edu with questions about the fellowship.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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