Sakıp Sabancı Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowships for the academic year 2020–21. The award is designed to enable a recent PhD graduate of Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to prepare a dissertation for publication and gain teaching experience (1/1 teaching load) in the broader field of Turkish Studies. Eligible candidates have received their PhD degree from Columbia University in the humanities or social sciences between February 2018 and May 2020 and have written a dissertation on any aspect of Ottoman or Turkish Studies, including the history, language, religion, art, and culture of the Anatolian peninsula in historic and prehistoric times.


Eligible candidates are asked to submit an application (consolidated into a single PDF-file) consisting of the following documents to Sharon Kim ([email protected]):

  1. A cover letter that situates your research within a broader disciplinary context, summarizes the findings of your dissertation, and describes the work you hope to accomplish during your postdoctoral fellowship.
  2. A short CV (no more than 3 pages)
  3. Draft syllabus for an undergraduate courses (lecture or seminar) you propose to teach in your home department in the fall semester.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from Columbia Faculty members who know you and your work (including one from your dissertation advisor).

The submission deadline for the application and support letter is August 20, 2020. Decisions will be announced by the end of August.


Sakıp Sabancı Center Postdoctoral Fellows