Postdoctoral Fellowship: Turkish/Ottoman-Ukrainian Relations

July 18, 2018
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Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites scholars to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the area of Turkish/Ottoman–Ukrainian relations, including issues connected with Crimea and the Crimean Tatars. The call for applications is open to scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences who have received their PhD within the last five years. The fellowship extends for 12 months, from approximately September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. The successful candidate will reside in the greater Boston area and will conduct research, work toward a publication of a study in some relevant aspect of the field, and organize a symposium or workshop in each semester of the academic year. The successful candidate will also develop a networking and communications program for interaction between scholars and institutions in the Turkish and Ukrainian studies field, and also search out new funding opportunities to continue and expand this program in the future.

Additional Qualifications

The fellowship recipient should have a PhD in hand, awarded within the last five years, be proficient in Turkish and Ukrainian, and have a demonstrated competence in both Ukrainian and Turkish studies and their intersectionality. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Dr. Lubomyr Hajda and colleagues at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to submit the following materials in one PDF document – DEADLINE August 1st, 2018:

  • A current curriculum vitae, in English
  • A research proposal (statement of purpose) not to exceed 1500 words, in English
  • A writing sample not to exceed 5000 words, in English
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the candidate’s dissertation advisor, in English. These letters should be submitted directly by the recommender to Lauren Montague, Executive Director, CMES at

All application materials must be submitted electronically to by August 1st, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Terms of the Fellowship

The 12-month salary for this position will range from $60,000 to $63,500, depending on experience, and should cover the successful applicant’s accommodation, food and visa fees.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.