Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Media and Communications, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. This fellowship is designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentoring from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Terms of Agreement

Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published work. Fellows will also teach one course in their home departments during each year of their residency, and are expected to participate in CRRES activities and in seminars in their home departments.

The two-year position begins on August 1, 2018 and ends on May 31, 2020, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space, and a computer and printer.


We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2018 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2018.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching)
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Teaching materials (optional)


Applications received by November 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.

Application date
10 Nov 2017
Date of residence
1 Aug 2018 to 31 May 2020
2 academic years
America United States Great Lakes
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 9 years
Award granted
US$ 51.000 annual salary + research support + health benefits