Frequently Asked Questions
I am not a US Citizen or permanent resident. Can I apply?
Yes, the position is open to international students.
I will not be defending my dissertation until summer of 2018. Is this an acceptable timeline?
Yes, this is acceptable but the final paperwork must be filed before August 1, 2018.
I received my PhD more than 2 years ago. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, applicants who received their PhD more than two years ago are eligible to apply if they have not yet secured a tenure-track position.
What is the deadline for submitting application materials?
The deadline is November 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST for the 2018 competition.
I have entered my letter writers’ information into the online application but they have not yet received an email prompt for their letters.
The online application will not send an email prompt to your letter writers until the application is completed and submitted. Alternatively, you may have your letter writers submit their letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The due date for the letters is the same as the application due date.
What are the required application materials?
- Letter of Application/Cover Letter
- Research/Teaching Statement
- Writing Sample
- Three Letters of Recommendation