Thursday, 24 January 2013

Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)

Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship 
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, folklore, history, political science, sociology, and area studies (e.g., American Studies, Asian American Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies). Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity through a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team.

Appropriate areas of specialization include: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race in electoral politics; (3) race, ethnicity, and religion; (4) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (5) racial attitudes; (6) U.S. minorities and social movements; and (7) social inequality.

Terms of Agreement
Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer.

Application Process
We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2011 or 2012 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2013 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. To be eligible, all applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2013.

Send completed applications to the CRRES office by January 30, 2013. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference, which must be sent separately and received by the January 30, 2013 deadline. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.

We prefer materials to be sent electronically to Materials sent by mail should be sent to Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Information about the center can be found at:
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.