Post-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (23-24)
Social Transformation Research Collaborative, DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
June 19, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 3, 2023
Post date: June 5, 2023

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Posting Details

Job ID: 116134

Rank: Post-Doctoral

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


DePaul University’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) invites applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship, to begin July 2023.

The Fellow will be housed within the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. The Fellow will teach three humanities-based Black Studies courses during the academic year, cross-listed as appropriate. In addition, Fellows will be expected to contribute to the Collaborative’s discourse around its annual theme as speakers, presenters, and attendees at a Summer Institute for incoming students, an Annual Convening for the public in October 2023, and Collaborative colloquia and other events. Collaborative Fellows will also be invited to participate in bi-weekly check-ins with mentor faculty as well as quarterly professional development workshops hosted by the Collaborative.

The STRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship also reflects DePaul University's Vincentian mission, which includes a scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, social justice, and advocacy for historically oppressed and underserved populations. Fellowships are particularly designed to support diversification of the academy through structured mentoring and time for writing and scholarly activity, pedagogical development, and hands-on career experience for newly minted scholars working in fields focused on the histories and cultures of people of color.

The STRC will begin reading applications immediately, prioritizing applications in the order received. Review of applications will begin June 19, 2023.

The STRC is hosted by the Center for Black Diaspora ( and the Center for Latino Research ( and centered on key programs that focus on the historical trajectories, legacies and cultures of people of color: African and Black Diaspora Studies (, Latin American and Latino Studies (, Global Asian Studies (, and Critical Ethnic Studies ( The Collaborative supports research in the humanities as a source of justice and healing for communities historically shaped by, and continuously facing, racism, violence, and dispossession.

For more information on DePaul’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC), please visit

Required Qualifications:

Eligibility is restricted to humanities scholars who have received their PhD in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies, Black/Africana Studies, or related Humanities fields no earlier than 2019 and who will have the PhD in hand by June 2023. Appointment will be for the academic year 2023-2024. Those applicants whose degree is in a traditional Humanities discipline should ensure their application reflects connection to the guiding ideas and concerns of Black Studies.

The Fellow will receive an academic year (10 month) salary and two months of summer compensation. DePaul will also provide a moving

expenses budget, office space and modest funds for travel and research. This is a benefits-eligible position.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their diversity statement. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

We are especially interested in candidates whose work and interests align with DePaul’s Vincentian mission which calls on the university to address the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges.

NOTE: This is a post-doctoral (non-tenure track) position and is dependent on funding from non-university sources, therefore this position is not renewable for a second year. The selected candidate will not be eligible for tenure.

Application Instructions 

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please electronically submit a CV, cover letter, a teaching statement, sample syllabus for a class fitting the fellowship description, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Please contact search committee chair Dr. Julie Moody-Freeman at with any questions.

Applicant Documents


Cover Letter(1)

Teaching Statement(1)

Writing Sample(1)

Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)


Review Begins: 
June 1, 2023

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