Postdoctoral Fellowships - Buffett Institute, Northwestern University

  • Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • 3 January 2017

The Buffett Institute invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative, or international affairs. Up to three fellows will be selected

Each fellow will be affiliated with the Buffett Institute and an appropriate department in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (political science, history, sociology, anthropology, etc.) or the School of Communication (performance studies, radio/television/film, communication studies, and theater).

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach one quarter-long undergraduate class during the academic year. Over the two years of the fellowship, fellows can expect to teach one seminar class and one lecture class. Fellows will also help organize and run Buffett Institute visiting speaker series and other events.

They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities of both the Buffett Institute and their affiliated disciplinary departments, and to deliver one public lecture each year.

Fellowships will run from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019.


Applicants must have received their PhD between January 2, 2015, and August 31, 2017.

Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

International scholars are eligible to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship. A J-1 exchange visitor visa may be offered for the successful candidate, if needed, but the postdoctoral fellowship does not cover expenses for eligible spouse or family members’ visas.


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The salary is $55,000. In addition, fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year.

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