Postdoctoral Fellowship
Society of Fellows, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08544)
August 1, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: May 19, 2023

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, invites applications for the 2024-27 fellowship competition. Four fellowships are to be awarded:

Two or three Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society

One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

One Fellowship in Race and Ethnicity Studies

Applicants may be considered for more than one fellowship pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see the Society’s website ( for fellowship details, eligibility, disciplines, and application.

Appointed in the Council of the Humanities and academic departments, postdoctoral fellows pursue their research, attend weekly seminars, and teach half-time as Lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, fellows teach one course per semester; in their third year, they teach only one course in either semester. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year.

Applicants holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2022. Applicants not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation – at least half - at the time of application. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2024. Candidates for/recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and from Princeton University are not eligible. Applicants may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows.

Selection is based on exceptional scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise, range and quality of teaching experience, and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants, and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Applicants are asked to submit an online application by August 1, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

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