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February 15 Call For Applications: Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


The Global Innovations Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship program, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Global Innovations Institute is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House will connect Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.


Applications are welcomed from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2016. We hope to bring 3-4 postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary outreach and who work on policy relevant topics. Moreover, we are particularly interested in applicants studying important global issues in the following thematic areas, which are a priority for Perry World House:


  • Evolving Global Dynamics: Conflict, Cooperation, Culture, and Technology
  • Urbanization, Migration, and Demography
  • Religion, Politics, and Society


Postdoctoral fellows at the Global Innovations Institute will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of the Global Innovations Institute and Perry World House. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year and attend regularly scheduled seminars. The position pays a stipend of $47,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. Perry World House will also introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania.


The University of Pennsylvania is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse community at Penn (for more information see:[]). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date.


To apply, send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to our email address,, or to our mailing address:


University of Pennsylvania

Perry World House

1 College Hall

Suite 122

Philadelphia, PA 19104