Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2024-25 academic year is currently accepting applications.

About the Fellowship:

The Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as benefits, for one full year with an option for a second year renewal. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, to teach a Fall semester course over one year, or three semester courses over two years, and to give a public lecture on their research. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research and teaching most enriches the offerings already available on campus and whose presence in the Research Triangle promises the greatest contribution to the faculty and student intellectual community, as well as those for whom the use of the Duke library holdings and Special Collections will be most profitable. This postdoctoral fellowship honors the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area Jewish community in his retirement.

Priority deadline: January 15, 2024

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Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2024. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:

  1. A cover letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication (not to exceed 5 pages)
  2. A current CV with publications included
  3. A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
  4. Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability
  5. A statement of teaching interests with syllabi (both proposed, as well as those already taught)
  6. An official transcript from the applicant's doctoral-granting institution.

Zoom interviews may be conducted for finalists.

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