Postdoctoral Research Associate Announcement Native American and Indigenous Studies
Princeton University, Effron Center for the Study of America, Princeton University (Princeton University)
December 1, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: November 5, 2023

The Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University seeks a postdoctoral research associate in Native American and Indigenous Studies for a one-year term, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Ph.D. required.

The postdoctoral appointment is in conjunction with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, “Indigenous Futures in Times of Crisis,” a joint endeavor between Princeton and NYU during the 2024-25 academic year. The postdoctoral fellow will be housed at Princeton University, and is expected to participate in the seminar, and support public-facing digital content for the Sawyer seminar. The fellow is also encouraged to participate in the intellectual community of the Effron Center for the Study of America. Contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty, the successful candidate may teach one course. Candidates working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, across the social sciences, humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and comparative race and ethnicity are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must apply online at by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2023 and submit: • cover letter • cv • research statement discussing the applicant’s current and future scholarly projects, including a detailed overview of the dissertation and/or book project (2 pages) • writing sample (an article or a chapter) • two letters of recommendation • course description for a class on a topic related to Native American and/or Indigenous Studies.

Additional materials may be requested at a later stage. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

Questions? Please email or call 609-258-9081.

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