Job Posting
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Stanford University
November 3, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement:
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent social science Ph.D.’s (including Sociology, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology) whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research. Postdoctoral fellows participate in our community of Clayman Institute faculty research fellows, faculty affiliates, and graduate dissertation fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality. Postdoctoral fellows’ responsibilities include contributing to the Clayman Institute’s Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, participating in our graduate Voice and Influence Program, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The postdoctoral fellows play a critical role in Gender News, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. To increase the impact of innovative work on gender equality, Gender News publishes articles on gender research for academic and general audiences. Postdoctoral fellows write articles for Gender News that include summaries of the latest peer-reviewed gender research, interviews with Institute faculty research fellows and faculty affiliates, and reviews of relevant academic conferences.

Dates, Duration, and Stipend

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree.  Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend, annual research fund, standard benefits, and are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship.

Application Requirements

  1. STATEMENT OF INTEREST: In 500 words or less, explain your general interest in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute:
  2. SHORT QUESTIONS:  In 150 words or less per question, please answer:
  • If you are selected, what would your plans be in your first year as a Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellow?
  • If you are selected, what would be your longer-term career plans be after finishing your Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellowship?
  1. OPINION PIECE: In 300 words or less, select a gender-focused current event and, using research, formulate an opinion piece. Make an argument for the way the general public should think about the event or issue you selected.  Applicants should be able to make their research-based point succinctly and without supporting documentation.  The successful candidate will adhere to the maximum 300 word limit.  This piece should be single space paragraphs only.  At the top of your opinion piece list only your initials, degree discipline and total number of words.
  2. DISSERTATION RESEARCH SUMMARY: In 1000 words or less, single-spaced and including all notes and bibliography, provide an abstract that summarizes your dissertation.
  3. CV: Provide a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.
  4. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Two letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation are submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. Please submit only two letters of recommendation.  Only your first two letters submitted will be considered. For letter writers: for assistance with submitting letters of recommendation through AcademicJobsOnline, use this link to their “Reference Writer FAQ.”

Applications must be submitted through our online application.

Applications are due January 10, 2019 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

No exceptions will be made for late submissions.


Please address any questions regarding the Clayman Institute postdoctoral application process to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager.