Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Seeks Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Professional Opportunities

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University,  Bloomington, invites applications for up to two CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowships. These  fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including education, criminal justice, environment,  gender/sexualities, public health, and media.

CRRES is particularly interested in candidates whose  research intersects with African American and African Diaspora Studies, Native and Indigenous  Studies, Latino Studies, and/or Asian American Studies. Fellows will be placed in one of IU’s  sixteen degree granting schools, and are expected to pursue research activities associated with  their primary area of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published works.  CRRES fellowships are designed to advance the careers of new scholars by providing  opportunities to research, teach, and connect with mentors and with faculty in host  departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make  them competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research  universities. 

Fellows are expected to pursue research, teach one course during each year of residency, and participate in CRRES as well as host department activities and seminars.  This two-year position begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on May 31, 2024, at a 10-month  annual salary of $51,500. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health  benefits and $3,000 each year in research support. 

Application Process CRRES invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their  academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Applicants must have a  Ph.D. in hand or a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion and filing by June 30, 2022.

Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3)  research statement describing dissertation project, work in progress, plans for publication, and  professional goals; (4) teaching statement; (5) writing sample; (6) diversity statement  highlighting contributions to diversity by way of scholarship, pedagogy, and/or community  engagement; and (7) three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at: Cover letters should be addressed to: Prof. Dina Okamoto,  Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana  University, Schuessler Institute for Social Research, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Queries should be sent to [email protected]. Applications received by November 5, 2021 at  12:00 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the Center can be found at:

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