Post-Doc in African Diaspora Studies Research–Apply Now

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC).

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the Graduate Center, CUNY, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the field of Africana Studies.  The appointments will be for the academic year 2016-2017, effective August 25, 2016, and will be renewable for a second year.  We are particularly interested in candidates from the fields of English, Sociology, Anthropology, and Urban Education, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered.  Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) and to the Ph.D. program of their own discipline.

The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Graduate Center is also integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events – lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

IRADAC was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community.  The institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.

Candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2013 at the earliest, or who have deposited their dissertation by July 1, 2016 are eligible.

The positions will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016.
Salary: $64,956/a plus benefits.
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.  EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

How to Apply:

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarly interests, and a sample publication or dissertation chapter. Candidates should also indicate courses that they may teach.  Please upload all documents as one document.

Three (3) letters of reference are also required and are due at the time the application is submitted. Letters of reference should be sent by the referee directly to
Please apply using the link below:

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Author: Jacqueline Francis

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