Applications invited for postdoctoral research associate at Cushwa Center

Author: Shane Ulbrich

Postdoctoral Research Associate   |   Cushwa Center


Cushwa Postdoc Ad 2018

The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism invites applications for a 2017–2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a one-year (12-month) appointment in residence at the University of Notre Dame, renewable for a second year.

Research Associates dedicate much of their time to their own research and writing projects. They also actively contribute to the work and intellectual life of the Cushwa Center by supporting planning of domestic and international conferences, contributing to the center’s American Catholic Studies Newsletter and other communications efforts for a broad audience, and bringing their expertise to bear on other center programming. Research Associates may pursue teaching opportunities with the appropriate departments or programs at Notre Dame, usually no sooner than during their second semester on campus. Such opportunities are subject to the needs and discretion of the relevant academic department and the College and are not guaranteed by the Cushwa Center.

The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional and academic commitment to diversity.



Applicants should have a recently-completed doctorate in history, religious studies, theology, sociology, or another relevant field, and should be actively engaged in research and writing projects related to U.S. religious history.



Annual salary of $48,450.

Cushwa’s Postdoctoral Research Associates are entitled to limited moving expense reimbursements, a budget for conference travel and other approved professional development uses, and benefits as summarized at


Application Instructions

Please send the following materials to as PDF files:

1. cover letter on current research and your interest in a fellowship at the Cushwa Center
​​​​​​2. ​curriculum vitae
3. three references (letters are not required)
4. relevant writing sample (20–25 pages)

Applications are due by April 15, 2018. Finalist interviews will take place in May.