Provost's Postdoctoral Initiative

Application Information

NOTICE: We are not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Provost's Initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Cohort. 

2018-2019 Provost's Initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Applications will be accepted starting December 1st.

Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on:
    1. how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan
    2. the department with which you would like to be affiliated (you may only be affiliated with one department);
    3. your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Two letters of reference,
  4. Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 50 pages total).
  5. Scanned copy of your current academic transcript from your doctoral-granting institution.
  6. Copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent academic year.

Send all application materials to:

Applications must be in one file (PDF) except for the reference letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2018.

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