Applications invited for Cushwa postdoctoral fellowship

Author: Shane Ulbrich

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The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism invites applications for a 2020–2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a one-year (12-month) appointment in residence at the University of Notre Dame with a start date of July 1, 2020, 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 of the Cushwa Center by supporting event and conference planning, contributing to the center’s American Catholic Studies Newsletter, 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.

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 projects related to U.S. religious history.


Annual salary of $50,450.

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 for "Postdoctoral Research Associate" appointments at

Application Instructions

Please submit an application with the following:

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

Applications are due January 15, 2020

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