The Bill Lane Center offers one-year and two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of the North American West. Recent Ph.D.s in all disciplines of the humanities and sciences whose research concerns the Western United States, Western Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific World are eligible.
While in residence at the Center, fellows pursue their own research. Fellows also work with faculty colleagues in developing Center research programs. During their fellowship term, fellows may take the lead role in organizing research workshops, lecture series, or a conference related to their area of research. During each academic year of the appointment, postdoctoral fellows teach one undergraduate course on a topic related to their research. Courses are offered in the department most appropriate to their disciplinary specialization.
We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship that will begin in fall 2013.
We will also consider inquiries from qualified applicants who can bring their own funding or have a viable proposal to submit for outside funding — such as NSF — for projects on the American West that are particularly suited to research at the Center and Stanford University.
Interested scholars should send a letter of inquiry and CV to Kathy Zonana, Associate Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West. While we do not have a formal deadline for postdoc applications, for fullest consideration for the 2013-14 academic year, we recommend submitting application materials by January 23, 2013.
Learn about our Current Postdoctoral Fellows.
See general information on postdocs at Stanford.