Announcement of Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for Experimental Ethnography


Center for Experimental Ethnography

University of Pennsylvania

The Center for Experimental Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year with the possibility of renewal for one additional year pending satisfactory performance, continuation of funding, and Dean’s Office approval.  We are seeking scholars who have received their Ph.D. in the last three years, and who are committed to a program of teaching and research that emphasizes a broad approach to multi-modal anthropology and creative research practices.  Fellows will teach one course per year, and will generally assist in the intellectual activity and programming for the Center.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $60,000 and an annual research allowance of $2,500, along with a one-time relocation allocation of up to $3,000.  The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package.

The CENTER FOR EXPERIMENTAL ETHNOGRAPHY is designed to promote ethical, engaged, and experimental multi-modal research that is generated ethnographically.  We seek to both initiate and amplify discussions regarding the emerging forms scholarly research is taking in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools, as well as the varied institutional responses to nontraditional genres of research practice and dissemination.  As a forum dedicated to exploring recent transformations in research practice, we seek to highlight researchers’ experimentation with new platforms, including film, performance, soundscapes, games, drawing and design.  We endeavor to coordinate scholarship, research, and public partnerships related to multi-modal work practices; to consolidate those activities in which we (and our undergraduate and graduate students) are already engaged; and to grow these generative connections nationally and internationally in order to become a hub for these types of inquiry and practice. 

Candidates should submit a CV (including names of three referees), and a letter of interest describing previous research accomplishments and future research and teaching goals at:

The review of applications will begin May 25, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.