Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Race Studies
Anthropology, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
January 30, 2017
Starting Date: 
September 1, 2017
Post date: December 15, 2016

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Race Studies. Individuals trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization are open, and applications from scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year. They will also be invited to participate in the planning of events and programming related to Critical Race Studies.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with research funds, starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Application Instructions 

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample. All material will be submitted online at Deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2017. Recommendation letters must be submitted by February 3, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be directed to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Review Begins: 
February 3, 2017

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