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Jordan Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Description: The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Post-Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to provide a transition to career independence for recent PhD recipients and to provide time to conduct post-PhD research.  

Job Summary: Fellows will conduct independent research and writing and regularly attend Jordan Center events (in-person and virtual). Fellows may be given the opportunity to organize a symposium and to teach one course in the department of Russian and Slavic Studies. This is intended to be an in-person fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year, pending COVID-19-related developments. As such, applicants who do not intend to relocate to New York, should conditions permit, should not apply.  


  • Required education: PhD granted in past five years in History, Comparative Literature, Slavic Literature, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or any other discipline, with a focus on Russia and Russian studies 

Application components: 

  • Current CV

  • 2-3 page description of research proposal for postdoc year

  • Writing Sample (e.g, chapter from dissertation, draft or published journal article) 

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • 1 page proposal for an undergraduate course to be taught in Spring 2022

  • 1-2 page proposal for a one-day symposium with at least six speakers to be hosted by the fellow 

Deadline: April 1, 2023

The Jordan Center Fellowship Committee will review complete applications and decisions will be announced within 2-3 weeks of the submission deadline.  

Please upload your application materials HERE by April 1, 2023. 

For more information please contact


Frequently Asked Questions

Is a PhD required at the time of application? 

Applicants must have a PhD granted no earlier than 2017 and/or be on track to receive a PhD by the Fall of 2022. 

Does the fellowship have a residency requirement? 

This is an in residence fellowship, pending any COVID-19 related developments. In order to be paid by NYU while physically inside the US, fellows must either (a) be United States citizens or (b) hold an appropriate US immigration status that permits payment. 

Is this position open to candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents? 


Will the Jordan Center provide visa support for fellows who are not US citizens or permanent residents? 

Yes, the Jordan Center can request support for J-1 visa sponsorship through NYU’s Office of Global Services. However, scholars may encounter difficulties obtaining visas and entering the US due to travel restrictions and visa service suspension at US consulates and embassies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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