Princeton University — Postdoctoral Research Associate, African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates (within the last four years) in all disciplines for up to two postdoctoral research positions.  These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2022-2023 to emerging scholars who do NOT hold an academic appointment elsewhere, and who will devote their residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer.  Ph.D. in relevant discipline required, with the degree completed no later than Spring 2022 and no earlier than 2019.

Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past four years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2022 until June 1, 2023; a competitive salary will be provided.  

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.   A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:

  • the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department;
  • the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department;
  • the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.

How To Apply
Applicants must submit all of the following information by February 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  3. statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project;
  4. uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor);
  5. syllabi for three undergraduate courses

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22961. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

For more information or questions, please contact:

Jana Johnson, Administrative Coordinator
609.258.4270
aas21@Princeton.edu

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