IRISE Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program
University of Denver (Denver, CO)
March 2, 2020
Starting Date: 
June 1, 2020
Post date: February 3, 2020

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) is seeking four postdoctoral research fellows to join interdisciplinary teams of scholars and practitioners for the 2020-2022 academic years.

In recent years, IRISE has emerged as a community-centered fulcrum that amplifies campus expertise, marshals interdisciplinary campus resources, and creates meaningful pathways for the university to partner with community leaders and organizations to challenge systems and structures that lead to racial and social inequities in Colorado and throughout the region.  As part of this work, IRISE Postdoctoral Fellows join community engaged initiatives to contribute to equitable solutions to racial and social inequity.

Applications for IRISE postdoctoral fellows are sought in the following four areas and more information on each can be found in the corresponding links:

Each fellow will spend the majority of time engaged in collaborative research, scholarship, or creative work under the guidance of DU faculty and related partners.  Fellows will teach one course in their first year and two courses in their second year, each on a topic related to racial and ethnic studies. Courses may be cross-listed across relevant departments and/or taught in alternative departments in different terms. The fellow will also collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of IRISE programming related to their research areas each year. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in and support IRISE’s intellectual life and various other related campus and community engaged initiatives.

Candidates should be committed to working with diverse students and community organizations. We do not expect candidates to have experience in all areas of the fellowship, as training will be provided by the mentors.  In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of racial inequality, we especially encourage applications from racially minoritized groups.

For more information, please visit the IRISE website at or

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Application Instructions 

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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