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Visiting Scholar or Fellow (Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Laboratory and Research

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Position Description

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies' Visiting Scholar Program offers comprehensive research, training and professional development opportunities for both junior and senior scholars whose research relates to Russia and/or Eurasia.

Visiting Scholars and Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond the fellowship year.

Both junior and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Citizens of all countries are eligible.

Research proposals on topics related to the following regions are welcome: the Baltics, Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Russia.

About this position:
  • This position is unpaid. Applicants are required to secure external funding independently. This can include receiving funding through home institutions or through external grant sources.
  • This position is not eligible for Harvard employee benefits
  • Citizens of all countries may apply
  • All Visiting Scholars and Fellows receive borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries, and, in some cases, receive shared office space at the Davis Center

Basic Qualifications

This position is for junior or senior scholars who are pursuing research related to Russia and/or Eurasia.

Citizens of all countries may apply.

Fellow: Must have external funding or ability to self fund. Not for individuals who hold a completed Ph.D..

Visiting Scholar: Must have external funding or ability to self-fund. Ordinarily for tenure track faculty or other individuals who are at a senior level in their career.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Must have outside funding meeting Harvard's minimum of $56,484, or the appropriate NIH step for their experience level. Must have a Ph.D.. 

Additional Qualifications

Visit durations are:
1. Fall term (September 1-December 30)
2. Spring term (January 1-May 31)
3. Both fall and spring term

Special Instructions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are full. Please apply early as the terms fill up quickly.

Contact Information

Kate Flaherty, Research Programs Coordinator

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 3

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