Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a 2-year term in residence at Columbia University in New York. All scholars are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brown bag seminar on their research; teach one course; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events.

All postdoctoral scholars receive university IDs that provide access to the full range of resources within the Columbia library system, and the Institute makes every effort to provide desk space for all postdoctoral scholars. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by scholars around their particular interests.

Open Positions

For the 2022-2023 cycle, the Harriman Institute has conducted a search for four (4) Postdoctoral Research Scholar Positions: two (2) Mellon Teaching Fellows (any discipline), a Ukrainian Studies Postdoctoral Research Scholar (any discipline), and a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian Politics. Applications are under review. 

Fellowships are open to young scholars who have received (or will have received) a Ph.D. from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022 and do not hold a tenure-track position.

Application Process

The following materials are required from all applicants:

  • Curriculum Vitae (must include each college and university and dates you have attended)
  • 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
  • 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals

 

Postdoctoral Scholars at Harriman

Svetlana Borodina

Svetlana Borodina

Daria Ezerova

Daria Ezerova

Paula Ganga

Paula Ganga

Seonhee Kim

Seonhee Kim

Olena Martynyuk

Olena Martynyuk

Carna Pistan

Carna Pistan

Questions about becoming a Harriman Postdoc?

Send us an email or call Xan Faber at 212-854-6219.

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