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Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania calls application for a Postdoctoral fellowship. The position is available at the Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI) for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the social sciences (with a possible renewal for a second year).

The 2021-2022 CSERI Postdoctoral Research Fellow will help organize and participate in faculty/graduate student workshops, aid in the evaluation of the progress of graduate students and undergraduates receiving research grants, and collaborate with CSERI faculty affiliates on research projects. However, the Fellow will largely have the opportunity to pursue their own research and participate more generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities, but the department expects post-doc to be in residence.


The stipend for this Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is $53,000 plus relevant fees and individual health insurance. The position also provides $2,500 in research support, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding.


  • Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the social sciences in the last two years (not earlier than 2019), or who expect to complete their degree by July 2021.
  • Skills with statistical analysis, qualitative software, GIS, experimental, and other approaches are desirable, but not necessary.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Title and Description of Proposed Research – No more than 1,500 words.
  • CV – Indicate experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, experience with qualitative and statistical research software (e.g. R, STATA, ATLAS/TI, Dedoose, etc.). List other fellowships, funding and scholarships received, and all publications.
  • Writing Sample – An article or an excerpt of a book or dissertation chapter (25-page limit).
  • Confidential Letters of Recommendation (two) – Referees should be asked both to comment on your proposed project and to discuss your qualifications and experience as a researcher.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university claims a founding date of 1740; and is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered prior to the U.S. Declaration of Independence.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline21 December,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Pennsylvania



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