Carnegie Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Urban Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies. The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director on current center projects. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, plus benefits, and $5,000 for research and other professional expenses.

Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal.  The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.  Send to CAUSE Program Coordinator, Hikari Aday at

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2018. (Notification of decision by April 20)

Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Application date
31 Mar 2018
Date of residence
15 Aug 2018
9 months
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Humanities History Social sciences Demography Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 9 years
Award granted
US$ 50.000 + research funds