Postdoctoral Fellow - IRISE

Job description

The University of Denver's Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality is seeking 4 Postdoctoral Fellows with a preferred start date of September 1, 2018.

During this time, IRISE is aligning its work with DU IMPACT 2025 in order to address the Grand Challenges of racial inequality facing Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. IRISE Postdoctoral Fellows will specifically work on conducting collaborative community-based participatory research ("CBPR") to address racial and connected inequities in one or more of the following areas: education, housing, employment, health, and or poverty. We seek scholars with interests in racial inequality and structural racism in its myriad of forms in the post-World War II United States and who utilize Critical Race Theory ("CRT") and or apply Asset Based Community Development ("ABCD") in their research, scholarship, or teaching. The fellow will also be expected to engage actively with the university and broader community on solutions to these issues.

In addition to post-dissertation research support, the fellow will have the opportunity to work with mentors toward providing continued scholarly collaboration, interact with the faculty and graduate students in each of the sponsoring centers, departments and/ or divisions, and receive administrative and research support sufficient to allow the completion of a major research product during their time at DU.

The fellow will spend the majority of time engaged in collaborative research, scholarship, or creative work under the guidance of departmental faculty members or a center director. Fellows will teach one course in their first year and two courses in their second year; each on topic related to racial and ethnic studies. Courses may be cross-listed across relevant departments and/or taught in alternative departments in different terms. The fellow will also collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of IRISE programming related to their research areas each year. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in and support IRISE's intellectual life and various other initiatives.

Candidates should be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. We do not expect the candidate to have experience in all areas of the fellowship, as training will be provided by the mentors. In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of racial inequality, we especially encourage applications from racially minoritized groups.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $45,444 for the first year and $47,268 for the second year, a startup package, a professional development and research fund, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Required Qualifications

  • Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian Pacific American Studies; or a related discipline or specific expertise in racial inequality in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Education will be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by June 30, 2018. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The following documents are required to be fully considered, please include with your application:

  1. A letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests)
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample, please submit one of the following: a dissertation chapter, a recently published work, or a conference paper
  4. Reference Listing (minimum of 3 references)




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Job No: 005333
Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable