Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality
Brown University (Providence, RI)
January 18, 2019
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2019
Post date: December 7, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post-1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute related program, collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of CSREA programming related to his/her research areas each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies, and be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of CSREA (including regular participation in the CSREA research seminar), the Watson Institute and the University as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, Ethnic Studies, African-American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by June 30, 2019. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D.

EEO STATEMENT: Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Application Instructions 

INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (15-20 pp), a research statement (1 page), and the names and addresses of three referees through the Interfolio posting:

Applications received by January 18th, 2019 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter, and final notifications are expected to go out in March 2019. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective July 1, 2019, and is not renewable.

Review Begins: 
January 19, 2019

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