CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban.

The history department 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, including the Department of History’s A. W. Mellon-Funded Sawyer Seminar on the “Ghetto” in transnational historical perspective. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 18, 2014. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, and $5,000 for research, benefits and other 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.


March 30, 2014. (Notification of decision by April 20) Women and minorities are urged to apply. EEO/AA.


Professor Joe William Trotter, Jr.
CAUSE, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890.

Hikari Aday, CAUSE Program Coordinator