YALE MACMILLAN CENTER Baltic Studies Program┋Joseph P. Kazickas Post-Doctoral Associate


The Yale Baltic Studies Program invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position of variable duration (four to nine months during the 2024-25 academic year) for researchers from Lithuanian universities in the following fields: law, economics, business and finance, environmental policy, political science, international relations, and history.

Housed in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Yale Baltic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the Baltic Sea region, with an emphasis on the lands that comprise contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The program sponsors workshops, symposia, and lectures, and serves as a resource for and liaison among students and scholars whose work involves the Baltic region.

The scholar will be expected to be in residence in New Haven, Connecticut, to participate in the activities of the Yale Baltic Studies Program, and to make at least one public presentation at Yale during the period of the appointment. The salary is competitive and comes with a benefits package. Information regarding benefits associated with the position can be found here: https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/benefits/benefits-enrollment-2023/postdoctoral-associates-benefits-2023


Applicants should have completed their PhD or be set to complete it before August 2024, and at the time of application must be working in, or affiliated with, a university or research institute in Lithuania. Preference will be given to scholars from Lithuania.

Application Instructions

The review of applications will begin on 01 February 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Submissions will only be accepted online through Interfolio.

Application Materials Required:

All application materials must be submitted in English

  • Cover letter, including proposed duration of the appointment (between four and nine months), indicating clearly what months of the year and the rationale for the proposed period.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (no more than 1000 words)
  • Two reference letters: one from the applicant’s academic supervisor and one from an additional faculty member or appropriate administrator at the university or institute at which the applicant is affiliated. The reference letters should address the applicant’s research and the broader significance of this research for higher education and research in Lithuania. These letters are to be submitted by the reference writers through the Interfolio site.
  • Proof of English language proficiency such as TOEFL score, IELTS score, or transcript from a previously-attended institution where the primary language of instruction is English. 

For inquiries regarding this position or application process, please contact Bradley Woodworth, Baltic Studies Coordinator, at bradley.woodworth@yale.edu.


Application date
4-9 months
Humanities : History
Social sciences : Law, Economy, International Relations, Political science, Environmental Sciences, Sociology