Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Self, Virtue & Public Life will fund four research fellowships for early-career researchers (within five years of receiving the doctoral degree). Two fellowships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year, and two for the 2020-21 academic year. The first set of fellowships are currently open for application. Offers will be issued by March 2019. The first set of fellowships will begin in August 2019 and end in May 2020.

The fellowship advertisement for the 2019-20 fellowships is posted below, and will also be distributed via academic listservs and career websites. If you wish to be notified of future advertisements, please join our email list. Early career researchers from all fields and disciplines are welcome to apply.

Fellows are expected to work at The University of Oklahoma. Office space, computer equipment and university library privileges will be provided. Fellows are required to submit at least three articles for publication and attend or present at three conferences during the period of their fellowship.


2019-2020 Research Fellowships

Application Instructions

All applicants must email application documents to AND submit an online application through the University of Oklahoma's Human Resources website. To submit the online application, visit:

Position Description

University of Oklahoma, Norman OK. Two nine-month, non-renewable postdoctoral fellowships beginning late summer 2019. These positions will be associated with the Self, Virtue and Public Life initiative (, a three-year project funded by a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. Significant research focus must be on issues related to the self, civic virtue and public life broadly construed. The postdoctoral fellowships are research positions with no teaching responsibilities, intended for early-career researchers interested in advancing their scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. conferred by the start date. The fellowships will begin on August 16, 2019 and end on May 15, 2020. Those already in temporary or tenure-track positions are welcome to apply to spend a year at the University of Oklahoma. Candidates should send a short cover letter, the names of three references, CV, a writing sample, and a two-page description of the research they will pursue during the fellowship period by email attachment to, or if that is not possible, to the Self, Virtue, and Public Life, 620 Parrington Oval, #208, Norman, OK 73019. Applicants must also submit an online application at: The deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2019. The University of Oklahoma is an equal employment opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.