The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2022. These positions are designed to support the development of early career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. We especially encourage applications from individuals from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S. colleges and universities. These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The initial appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2022 and is renewable for a second year. Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in their discipline by their start date. The position is open to all disciplines with priority given to STEM fields. The position will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty mentor or mentors and teach one course per academic year, with an exception to be considered for those postdoc fellows in laboratory sciences. The fellows will also be expected to participate in College and University activities.

Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 each year for research related expenses and a one-time stipend of $2,000 (before taxes) to help offset relocation expenses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio here:  Applications should include a letter of application outlining the candidate’s research and teaching interests, a description of how the candidate proposes to work with one or more specific College faculty mentors(s) and/or research center(s), a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from scholars who know the candidate’s work well, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and electronic copies of recently published papers or working papers. Candidates are not required to contact potential AU mentors in advance. The materials of competitive applicants will be forwarded to those collaborators following an initial review.

Questions should be directed to Haely Jardas, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2446 (Please leave a message and allow 2 business days for a response) or email .

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

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