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    Mary Arnstein

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies

    Open Date
    Nov 19, 2021
    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

    The Harriman Institute seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies for a two-year appointment, starting July 1, 2022. Postdoctoral research scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing, which should be focused on some aspect of contemporary Ukrainian life, politics, and/or international affairs; to teach a course of their own design in the spring semester of each of the two years; to give a public seminar/lecture on their research; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. This position is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Ukrainian Studies Fund.

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    The primary criterion for this position is academic excellence. The Hiring Committee seeks evidence that the candidate’s research, teaching, and publications will make a significant, original contribution to the study of contemporary Ukraine in their particular field of study. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022, and do not hold a tenure-track position. All scholars must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to commit to the full two-year sequence.

    Application Instructions
    The following list of materials is required for all applicants:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover letter
    • Dissertation abstract
    • Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the Harriman Institute
    • A writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter
    • Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals
    • 1-2 page preliminary syllabus or course concept (defining problem, method, expectations of students and brief selection of readings)

    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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