Application Process

While there is no deadline, most member schools begin reviewing applications in the fall.

Applications submitted on or after July 1, 2015 will be considered during 2015-16 for fellowships in academic year 2016-17.

Applications must be submitted electronically as described below to Gettysburg College which acts as the application coordinator for the Consortium. All member institutions have direct access to the application database. 

Each Consortium member school will handle the interview and selection process in accordance with its own internal selection processes. Following initial communication between an institution and a candidate, further information about the status of the candidate's application may be obtained from the designated person on each campus. The contact person for each campus is posted at the Member Institution Contact List.

Once an applicant has accepted a fellowship at a Consortium member school, his/her name will be posted on the CFD Fellowship List for the current academic year.  The current CFD Scholars List appears here

To Apply
Candidates may create an application through the online system by clicking: BEGIN/RESUME APPLICATION. By submitting names of references, the candidate authorizes the Consortium to request online submission of letters of recommendation from those persons. An e-mail is automatically generated and sent to referees informing them of the candidate who requests a reference letter.  A link connects the referee to a website where a letter can be uploaded.  A new letter can be uploaded even after one has been previously submitted.  Letters of reference should be addressed to The Fellowship Search Committee.   Only the most recently uploaded letter will be displayed.

A candidate may cut and paste information into the application site. Due to limited formatting option, entries in the Teaching Highlight, Teaching Interest, and Research Interest, should be limited to approximately 500 words. An application may be updated even after it has been submitted. Only the most recent update is visible. Once all materials have been submitted, i.e (Completed application and 3 letters of reference) the applicant must connect to the application site and click SAVE, located at the bottom of the page.  Saving the application authorizes Gettysburg College to share candidates' application material with all Consortium member schools.  

All applications are thereafter available to consortium member schools.

Applicants seeking postdoctoral positions with mentors who are active in particular research sub fields are encouraged to visit the websites of the member schools to identify potential hosts and collaborators. Applicants may contact potential mentors with whom they wish to work to alert them to their applications accessible on the CFD website.

Applicants must contribute to increasing the diversity of member colleges in one or more of the following ways: Increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students.

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire.

Applicants should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience prior to the start of a fellowship.

Please address all recommendation letters to  THE FELLOWSHIP SEARCH COMMITTEE

 Please direct your questions to:

Suzanne T. Gockowski
Office of the Provost
Gettysburg College
Campus Box 410
300 N Washington Street
Gettysburg,  PA 17325