The W.B. Yeats Postdoctoral Fellow in Irish Literature (USA)

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Location: Notre Dame, IN 

Deadline: Dec 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time 


The Yeats Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for recent PhDs conducting research that includes a substantial focus on Irish literature. The starting dates is August, 2023. 

The Initiative particularly welcomes proposals that engage with Irish literature in a comparative or multilingual context. The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be academic research. They will normally be based at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. They will have the opportunity to travel to Ireland for summer research trips during the course of the fellowship, and may be able to spend one semester at a partner institution in Ireland. 

Fellows will be expected to deliver a guest lecture each year of their fellowship, teach at least one course each year, and participate in the organization of an annual conference at the Kylemore Notre Dame Global Center in Co. Galway, Ireland. Applications are due on December 1, 2022. 


  • PhD in hand before 1 August 2023 
  • Ideally no more than 5 years since the applicant was awarded a doctorate 
  • Applicants must not be in a tenure-track university position or equivalent 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who do NOT hold an advanced degree from University of Notre Dame. 

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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

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