Post-Doctoral Researcher
Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
March 31, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 17, 2020
Post date: February 26, 2020

The Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Indigenous Knowledges. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar who specializes in indigenous perspectives. As confidence in grand technological solutions to existing social and environmental problems has been tempered by an awareness of damaging unintended consequences, a new appreciation of indigenous knowledges has begun to transform our development paradigms. We seek a candidate who can demonstrate deep engagement with the traditional knowledge through such areas as language, lifeways, theorizations, and technologies of one or more groups, as well as an understanding of how indigenous knowledges can productively inform larger conversations in science, law, policy, heritage and commerce. The new hire will be located in interdisciplinary and cross-departmental conversations in American Indian studies, religious studies, medical humanities, environmental humanities, Center for Ethnic Studies, and African and African American Studies as appropriate. We invite applicants whose work focuses on any area of Indigenous Studies, including but not limited to indigeneity and environmentalism, indigenous art, expressions, and material cultures, global indigenous organizing, indigeneity and the carceral state, traditional indigenous knowledges (TIK), diasporas, revitalizations, treaty rights, sovereignty and nationhood, citizenship and identity, and indigenous sexualities and gendered identities. Preferred candidates will be familiar with and comfortable with community-based participatory research (CPR) and other decolonizing methodologies and have a relationship with at least one indigenous community (reservation, rural, suburban or urban). The hired scholar will teach one course each semester in the Comparative Studies department, including one section annually of an Introduction to American Indian Studies course. The fellowship includes a stipend of $55,000, benefits, some relocation costs, and a research fund.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must have the PhD in hand August 15th.

Applications must be received by March 31st, 2020. Application materials, including (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) sample syllabus, and (4) one sample of scholarly work should be sent to

Review Begins: 
April 1, 2020

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