Postdoctoral Fellowships

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West has an opening for a one-year postdoctoral fellow position. The fellow’s primary research area should be related to the American West (i.e. west of the 100th meridian in North America, including Canada and Mexico).

Research topics can cover any historical periods or current affairs related to the American West. The Center welcomes applications from all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The postdoctoral fellow will pursue an independent research project, collaborate with faculty and staff at the Center, and may have instructional duties. The fellow is also expected to engage with the Center’s activities and seminars.


Salary will be $65,000 per year of the fellowship appointment. The appointment is for twelve months beginning September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. A list of benefits is available from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Applicants should have received the PhD no earlier than May 2018 and must have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 1, 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter, C.V., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal/writing plan for the fellowship appointment, to irishui [at] (subject: Postdoc%20application%20AY20%2F21) (Iris Hui). The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2020. For inquiries, please contact Iris Hui.

Current Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Scholar, 2020-21
Past Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2013-15
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017-18
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-16
Affiliate, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2013-16
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015-16
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2019-20
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015-16
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017-19
Affiliate, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015-16
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-15, Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, Sociology, 2012-13